Dante Smith

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Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

#MourningWhileBlack: Priest Calls Cops on Black Funeral-Goers, Tells Them to 'Get the Hell Out' of Church 

Despite having ample evidence that Jesus will work it out, a Catholic priest halted a homegoing service in Maryland to have a black family removed …

Justice

A white woman called police on a black 12-year-old — for mowing grass

It’s a business that has existed for as long as there have been summer vacations and borrowed lawn mowers: A pint-size entrepreneur offers to endure the rage of a summer sun on a neighbor’s behalf, pushing a lawn mower across high grass for a small fee.<p>Last week, in Maple Heights, Ohio, that …

Lawn Mowing

3 Top Index Funds to Keep You in the Investing Game

Want to invest without having to pick your own stocks? Start with these three index funds.<p>Stock picking can be a hugely rewarding way to build …

Investing

The U.S. Is Broke!

SA contributor Ronald Surz wrote an alarming article on the state of the US economy, arguing that its debt levels (120% of GDP, or 390% of GDP …

Economics

The United States Is Even More Broke Than We Think

We’re broke and no one seems to care. We’re all aware that this country owes a lot of money, but no one cares because we’re leading pretty good lives …

Retirement

The Oppression of White America

White people are oppressed.<p>Stop laughing. It’s true.<p>In recent years, a narrative has formed and spread among the masses that asserts that white …

Civil Rights

Why Your Kid Going Into the Trades is a Really Good Idea

There's a huge shortage of young people entering the well-paid hourly workforce.<p>My son tried college for a year, hated it and quit. It's unfortunate considering the exorbitant tuition at the private university he attended.<p>But then something fortunate happened. He decided to try working in the …

Employment

How Do You (Tactfully) Ask Your Partner to Sign a Prenup?

“Everyone has a prenup,” my attorney joked. “Most people just don’t know what it is.”<p>He’s not wrong. Each state has its own set of laws for divorcing …

Employment

Newly-elected Ga. official refuses Bible, takes oath of office on 'Autobiography of Malcolm X'

One of the new council members in one of Georgia’s biggest cities picked Malcolm X over the Bible for her swearing-in.<p>Mariah Parker was sworn in this …

7 things the average American has accomplished by age 35

The internet was ablaze with indignation after MarketWatch published an article earlier this year saying that the proper amount of savings for a 35-year-old is double their salary.<p>Those numbers are at odds with reality for many Americans, as plenty of internet commenters made clear.<p>According to …

5 Legal Ways To Get Tax-Free Income For Retirement

No one likes paying taxes. Even with the supposed cuts of the Trump tax plan, I hear people complaining about how much taxes they are paying. But with a little help there are a few ways to get tax-free retirement income.<p>I help people work toward reaching financial independence. You know, the day …

Retirement

“The worst moment of school was when they talked about slavery. I felt humiliated”: The embarrassment of black children in classes about slavery and abolition

<i>If you start your history with slavery then everything else will look like progress</i> ~ John Henrik Clarke<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>Reading this story</i> …

The Average Net Worth For A 30 Year Old

<b>The short answer is:</b> roughly $7,000 for the average 30 year old in America. But for the ABOVE AVERAGE 30 year old, his or her net worth is closer to …

Retirement

How the Rule of 72 Can Help Double Your Money

Double Your Money With This Simple Financial Rule<p>How the Rule of 72 Can Help You Build Wealth Without Much Risk<p>Updated May 10, 2018<p>Do you want to …

Memorial, museum, recount terror of lynching, slavery's legacies

A new memorial conceived to capture the scope and magnitude of eight decades of racial terror now overlooks downtown Montgomery.<p>A few blocks away, a …

Black History

Former Black Panther Demands Trump Give African Americans the State of Florida

The former chairman of the New Black Panther Party and current president of Black Lawyers for Justice demanded over the weekend that President Donald …

How Long Do Stock Market Corrections Last?

They're probably a lot shorter than you realize.<p>Last year was the type of year investors dream of. Both the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> …

Ben Johnson's Favorite ETFs for IRAs

<b>Johnson:</b> This is the ultimate one-stop shop for equity investors. It tracks the FTSE Global All Cap Index. That index is made up of nearly 8,000 …

Investing

The Frederick Douglass Rival Who Shocked With His Call to ‘Resist’

The Reverend Henry Highland Garnet has largely been forgotten by the history books, but the fiery preacher was one of the most influential figures in …

GE: The Time To Buy Is Now

<i>Source: Pddnet.com</i><p>Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful<p>The crash of General Electric (GE), the industrial giant, and American icon, has been both epic …

21 Worthless Foods a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet

Want to start eating healthier and lose weight? Four nutrition experts share the red-flag foods you should avoid as part of a healthy diet.

Nutrition

This 26-year-old With $148,000 in the Bank Is on Track to Retire at 37 — Here’s His Playbook

It's never to early to start saving for retirement.<p>Most people don’t start saving for retirement until they land their first “real” job as a …

Retirement

An Incomplete List of Things Black People Should Avoid Doing so They Won’t Be Killed by Police

On Sunday, March 18, police in Sacramento, Calif., fired 20 shots at Stephon Clark, killing him. Clark was unarmed and in his own backyard, leading …

Black Male Students; Only A Fool Allows His Enemy To Educate His Children. (Part 2)

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Most persons interested in the politico-economic ascension of Black America agree that the only reasonable path forward flows from …

What you can learn from the 1987 stock market crash

It was 1987. Nobody was putting Baby in the corner. The rhythm was gonna get you. And stocks took the biggest single-day dive ever. On Oct. 19, the …

Stock Markets

Black Children Will Be the Victims of Armed Teachers

In her one-woman show <i>Notes from the Field</i>, Anna Deavere Smith exposes the consequences of America’s abandonment of our most vulnerable and troubled …

Education

Two Museum Directors Say It’s Time to Tell the Unvarnished History of the U.S.

“History matters because it has contemporary consequence,” declared historian Jennifer Guiliano, explaining to an audience how stereotypes affect …