One day after President Obama announced the American Jobs Act, his administration quietly announced plans to dismantle one of the nation's most successful programs to create jobs in minority communities from coast to coast.
As federal infrastructure projects get underway, this massive infusion of federal money appears to be bypassing the very businesses that help bolster our local economies -- small and minority-owned businesses.
It's a big mistake to limit the notion of diversity to media that are 100 percent minority. That's myopic. It attempts to measure African-American media ownership with a protractor, when what is truly needed is a compass.