Ep 14 – Black Billionaires

On this episode, Delina and Erika discuss Black Billionaires. Whose responsibility is it to make sure Black people have what we need to flourish and thrive? Celebrities? The government? Just you and God and your bootstraps?

Homework

Light a candle, get your journal, grab some wine and think soberly and clearly about:
In what ways are expecting the wrong people to solve the problems of the racial wealth gap.
Have you ever wanted Black celebrities to do more?
Have you ever thought that Black celebrities should do more?
Do you expend any energy pushing government to do more?
Are you getting what you paid for from the systems that you pay taxes into?

Receipts


Running in Place: Why the Racial Wealth Divide Keeps Black and Latino Families from Achieving Economic Security
Authors: Emanuel Nieves & Dedrick Asante’-Muhammad
Date: March 2018

  • Median household wealth for Black families = $3,4000
  • Median household wealth for white families = $140,000

AMERICA’S BLACK BILLIONAIRES: THE RICHEST AFRICAN AMERICANS IN 2019
Author: Selena Hill
Date: March 14, 2019

Members Of The Forbes 400 Hold More Wealth Than All U.S. Black Families Combined, Study Finds
Author: Noah Kirsch
Date: January 14, 2019

Black Buying Power is a Capitalistic Myth
Author: Black Don’t Crack
Date: January 24, 2017

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FARMERS MAKE UP LESS THAN 2 PERCENT OF ALL U.S. FARMERS
Author: Emily Moon
Date: April 5, 2019

BET founder Robert Johnson praises Trump, says Democratic Party ‘moved too far to the left’
Author: Brian Flood
Date: July 9, 2019

Tyler Perry’s Motivational BET Awards Speech Reveals Dark History Behind His Atlanta Studio
Author: YOHANA DESTA
Date: June 24, 2019

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