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Gene Marks

Why All Poor Black Kids Are Obviously Stupid

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 02.18.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

I was born to a 17-year old single mother in a housing project in Louisville, Ky. I struggled through elementary, middle and high school. I was, in the words of Forbes Magazine columnist Gene Marks, a "poor black kid."

Your Weekend Random-Ass Roundup: The Smug Face of Black Poverty and the Feds Take on America's "Toughest" Sheriff.

J.D. Bell | Posted 02.15.2012 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

Gene Marks's epic poverty fail, faith-based slavery in a Georgia prison, and making the mundane crunk.

If I Were a Middle Aged White Man

Louis Peitzman | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Louis Peitzman

If I were a middle aged white man, I wouldn't write articles called "If I Were a Poor Black Kid" for Forbes. With a title like that, it wouldn't matter what points I was making.

5 Things Michael Jackson's Doctor Taught Me About My Small Business

Gene Marks | Posted 12.03.2011 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The story behind the death of Michael Jackson taught me a lot. Not just about Propoful or the danger of sedatives. But, if you can believe this, about the decisions I make when running my ten person company.

65 People Who Could Care Less About My Small Business

Gene Marks | Posted 10.17.2011 | Small Business
Gene Marks

One thing about leaving your job and starting a business is that you find out, very quickly, that it's a cold and lonely world out there. No one really cares about you or your business. You're completely on your own.