Tag: Economy
Airdate: September 7, 2010

National Black Farmers Association president explains why he feels the USDA has not been a friend to the nation’s Black farmers.

Oil burns near the site of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
June 21st, 2010

The five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s arrival on the Gulf Coast is just months away, and the region is grappling with one of the largest environmental disasters in American history — the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Tavis recently spoke to a former oil company executive, who analyzed BP’s handling of the [...]

Airdate: June 21, 2010

Washington Post columnist breaks down hedge funds – the subject of his new book, More Money Than God.

Airdate: May 12, 2010

Economics professor and author of Crisis Economics comments on the financial services industry’s fight against reform.

Airdate: April 19, 2010

Moody’s chief economist weighs in on the SEC’s move against Goldman Sachs and discusses sectors showing job growth.

Airdate: April 14, 2010

Bank-bailout Congressional Oversight Panel chair weighs in on the foreclosure crisis and the potential of a consumer financial protection agency.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 29th, 2010

When you read about the unemployment rate in this country, which has been hovering around 10% for a while now, it’s easy to forget that the rate is different depending on where you live in the country, whether you are a man or a woman and whether you are Black, Latino or white. The Joint [...]

Airdate: February 17, 2010

SuperFreakonomics co-author describes the intersection of good and bad versus wrong and right.

Airdate: February 17, 2010

Washington Post economic reporter weighs in on the administration’s stimulus plan—one year later.

Job seekers at an employment fair in Southern Florida.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
November 18th, 2009

There have been Op-Eds in The New York Times saying that “blacks are the ones who are taking the brunt of the recession, with disproportionately high levels of foreclosures and unemployment.” But a recent article in the paper asserts that the recession is helping bridge the racial divide in a suburb of Atlanta. The article [...]

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