The following commentaries, articles, essays, and working papers provide analyses of Black economics from a variety of perspectives.

Commentary: “Just Don’t Take It!”  (02/02/20)

Commentary: “MLK’s Great Transformation: How to Benefit?”  (January 18, 2020)

Essay: “It’s All about Perspective: Black America’s Nation Formation”   (January 11, 2020)

Commentary: “What Can Black America’s Current Cultural Capital Produce?”   (November 30, 2019)

Commentary: “Economic Litmus Test”  (November 9, 2019)

Commentary: “Census Tracts, Opportunity Zones, and Tax Breaks”   (July 27, 2019)

Commentary: “HR 40 and SB 1038: More Time, Money, and Direction”  (June 22, 2019)

Commentary: “Don’t Be Took, Bamboozled, or Hoodwinked”  (May 26, 2019)

Commentary: “Five Bites at the Rotting Apple”  (May 12, 2019)

Commentary:  "No Longer a Credible Threat"   (January 21, 2019)

Commentary: "No Donations without Revelations"   (November  10, 2018)

Report:  "Results of the Bank Black Protest Action"   (October 20, 2018)

Essay:  "Work Stoppage Protests"   (October 19, 2018)

Essay: "We Made a Difference!"   (June 24, 2018)

Essay: "Focus"   (May 5, 2018)

Essay: "Have You Read the US Constitution?"   (January 29, 2018)
Essay: "From Tax Cuts to Governance through Cyberspace"  (December 25, 2017)

Essay: "Enlightening Black America" (October 1, 2017)

Essay: "A Better Mouse Trap" (May 28, 2017)

Essay: "The Black-White Wealth Gap is Greater Than You Think!" (April 15, 2017)

Essay: "Black America's Trade Losses" (December 11, 2016)
Essay: "Does Ta-Nehisi Coates Help Us Make Progress?" (June 15, 2016)
Essay: "Will US Black and White Household
Incomes Ever Converge?" (December 18, 2015)
Essay: "Is Expanding Entrepreneurship an Answer for US Afrodescendants Today?" (December 7, 2015)
Report Brief: "Black Americans: Happy with Life in US" (September 25, 2015)
Commentary: "New Strategy for Resolving Baltimore's Crisis" (April 24, 2015)

Research: "A Broad Three-Point Reparations Program for US Afrodescendants Versus CARICOM's 10-Point Program" (March 25, 2015)
Commentary: "We're A Nation, Not a Community." (September 5, 2014)
Commentary: "New Protest Strategies for the 21st Century" (August 28, 2014)
Commentary: "What Can the CBC Do?" (August 16, 2014)
Commentary: "Reducing Inequality to Sustain America." (August 8, 2014)

Report Brief: 22 Reasons Why Black Businesses Fail. (August 1, 2014)
Commentary: "Black Americans Don't Want Reparations." (June 26, 2014)
Report Brief: "Black America Doesn't Benefit from the Nation's Economic Growth" (May 10, 2014)
Analysis: Consider J.D. Alt's "Diagram & Dollars: Modern Money Illustrated" Part 1 and Part 2 (March 25, 2014).
Commentary: "Benefiting Academically from Sports Opportunities" (January 31, 2014)
Commentary: "The Economics of Nonviolence: Gandhi, King, and Mandela" (December 13, 2013)
Commentary: "A Reality Check on Afrodescendant Entrepreneurship" (November 10, 2013)

Report Brief: "Black Churches and College Scholarships" (October 1, 2013)

Commentary: "There is No Precedent" (August 8, 2013)

Commentary: "Black-Hispanic Economic Relations in Precarious Balance" (July 7, 2013)

Commentary: "Kanye Doesn't Provide Keys" (May 26, 2013)

Contributed Essay: "Marcus Garvey: Angel of Black Success" by Geoffrey Philp.

Book Review: Do I Look Like an ATM? (March 12, 2013)

Commentary: "Dorner Effect." (February 13, 2013)

Commentary: "What Should the Unemployed Do?" (December 9, 2012)
"Protest Fasting" (September 25, 2012)
Commentary: "Now or Never" (September 3, 2012)
"Are You Better Off Today?" (June 2, 2012)
Working Paper:: "Income Tax Compliance and the Black-White Disposable Income Gap" (March 17, 2012)
Working Paper:
"All it Takes is One." (February 21, 2012)
Commentary: "Becoming American with a Passport" (January 24, 2012)
"A Black National Anthem: Time for Change" (December 19, 2011)
Commentary: "Those Who Make Nothing" (November 5, 2011)
"Creating U.S. Jobs: A Double 'Catch 22'" (September 2011)
Commentary: "One Simple and One Complex" (August 2011)
Commentary: "Dependent and Unable to Do for Self" (July 2011)

"Not So Friendly Skies" (03/13/11)
"Blacks' Role in the U.S. Economy: 2008-9" (02/13/11)
Working Paper:
"Why Do Inefficient Black Churches Survive?"
"Trust for Us"
"Should Black Entrepreneurs Listen to Gospel Music?"
Working Paper:
"Income Tax Compliance and the Black-White Wealth Gap"
"Racism and Discrimination Reflect Lack of Respect"
"The Marriage-Job Paradox"
"Is the U.S. Government Discriminating Against Black American Individual Income Taxpayers?"
"Nation Formation: Part III"
"Nation Formation: Part II"
"Nation Formation: Part I"
"Old Strategy at Home Can be Successful Abroad"; (First published at
Commentary: For African American History Month,
"Anyone Can Do Anything."
"Black Friday's Other Meaning"
"The Color Black"
"The Impossibility of Equality Without a Gift"
"Don't Focus on Racial Profiling."
"Why Do Blacks Live Where They Live?"
Commentary: "The Real Reason for the Current Economic Recession."
Listen to a related audio file.
"So Far - Yet So Far" (Listen to the Interview with Kwame Ture.)
"Inequality Within"
"Economics Religion"
"Black Unemployment: An Obama Effect" Posted (12/30/08)
"Commercialism and 'End of Times' Economics" Posted (11/30/08) See the related video.
"What Will an Obama Presidency Mean for Black Americans?"
"In All Thy Getting"
"Finding Answers to the Black-Hispanic Jobs Puzzle"
Guest Commentary by Professors Sandra Peart and David Levy:
"Africa, Race and Institutional Failure"
"What Will You Do When Your House Goes Under Water?"
"MLK: Messianic or Satanic?"
Working Paper:
"What Could Have Been: Macrosimulating the Economic Injury Caused by Desegregation"
"Subprime Mortgages: A Case of Back to the Future" Who gave a warning to Black Americans?
"Unmentionable and Unspeakable"
"Beyond the Dream"
"Something New Under the Sun"
"It's All About Trust"
Working Paper:
"Income Inequality and Ethnicity: An International View"
Working Paper:
"HBCU's Institutional Advantage: Returns to Education." This draft paper was subsequently published as Chapter 13 in Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions; M. Gasman, B. Baez, and C.S.V. Turner, Editors; SUNY Press; Albany, NY in 2008.
"Disparity in Present Value Net Social Security Wealth"
"African Americans Deserve More from Social Security."
"Should Blacks' Participation in Sports be Limited to Chess?"
"Merging Churches to Find Strength"