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Blacks Better Off 'When Whites Were Still Lynching Blacks,' Says Wall Street Journal Writer

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 03.19.2015 | Media

According to the Wall Street Journal's Jason Riley, blacks were doing a lot better back in the days when lynchings were common. In a column on Tues...

White High School Dropouts Have More Wealth Than Black And Hispanic College Graduates

Matthew Bruenig | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Matthew Bruenig

Black families with college degrees have a mean wealth of $162.8k, which is effectively the same as the mean wealth of white families with less than a high school education.

The Decadent Veil: Black America's Wealth Illusion

Antonio Moore | Posted 10.05.2014 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

I write this piece following the ground work laid by W.E.B. Dubois's Veil of Double Consciousness. The veil he described was a visualization of racial duality. I now undertake the daunting task of clarifying the new veil of economics that has covered the struggles of a generation.

America's Half-Forgotten Housing Crisis

David Coates | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
David Coates

On the housing front, the good news is that the president wants Mel Watt to head the FHFA. The really bad news is that the problems in the U.S. housing system are currently so entrenched that, even if he is confirmed, Mel Watt will be hard-pressed to resolve them.

The Richest Black Woman In The World Was A Fashion Designer

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.05.2012 | Black Voices

We didn't think it was possible, but Oprah Winfrey has been dethroned as the richest black woman in the world. The new leading lady is oil baroness Fo...

INFOGRAPHIC: African-American Personal Finance 'Down, Not Out'

Posted 11.26.2012 | Black Voices

On the heels of what experts estimate to be a record-breaking weekend of spending across the U.S., personal finance website Online Loan 24 is taking a...

Blacks, Latinos, Lose Major Ground In Home Ownership

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 03.13.2012 | Black Voices

According to a new report by the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank, the housing crisis has eliminated large gains in home ownership am...

Diminishing Black Wealth

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 01.30.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Not only has Black wealth diminished, but so too has the existence of much of this nation's Black middle class itself. Black, White or Brown -- that is a startling reality that should have all of us deeply concerned.

Change Our Minds and We'll Change Everything

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 01.02.2012 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

Education, employment, predatory lending, you name it: There are systemic forces that have worked against our ability to create wealth. However, perhaps a bigger problem is the mind-set some of these factors have helped to create.

Black Unemployment Improves, Black Wealth Remains Destroyed

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Dr. Boyce Watkins

To date, black wealth has been decimated by the recession (dropping from 1/10th to 1/50th that of whites over the last three years) and there are no signs that it's going to improve anytime soon.