The following are discussions, commentaries and working papers on the media and Black economics.


Commentary:  "Banning Adverse Stereotypes for Economic Benefit"  (July 22, 2017)


Radio Interview: Dr. Brooks Robinson discusses Pres. Donald Trump's "New Deal for Black America" on "Money Talk with Melanie."  (June 26, 2017)


Commentary:  "'Selma:' Lost Time, Lost Opportunity"  (January 24, 2015)

Commentary:  "The Most Important Element in 'Top Five'"   (December 21, 2014)

Radio Interview:  Ken McClenton interviews Dr. Brooks Robinson on "A 2014 Economic Year-End Review."  To listen, click here.   (December 17, 2014)

Radio Interview:  Charles Lowman interviews Dr. Brooks Robinson on  "US Afrodescendant Nation Formation."  To listen, click here.   (December 14, 2014)

Commentary:  "When Does the Exception Become the Rule?"  (November 23, 2014)

Radio Interview:  Ken McClenton interviews Dr. Brooks Robinson concerning "22 Reasons Why Black American Businesses Fail."  Click here to listen.  (October 7, 2014).

Radio Interview:  Ken McClenton interviews Dr. Brooks Robinson concerning  "Black Community Asset and Wealth Building."  Click
here to listen.  (June 19, 2014)

Commentary: 
"A Better 'My Brother's Keeper' Program" (February 28, 2014)

Radio Interview:  Tony Powers and Lee Miller interview Dr. Brooks Robinson concerning resolving the Black-White wealth gap.  Click
here to listen.  (January 2, 2014)

Radio Interview:  Mr. Ken McClenton interview Dr. Brooks Robinson concerning the year past and the year ahead.  Click
here to listen. (December 30, 2013)

 Radio Interview:  Mr. Ken McClenton interviews Dr. Brooks Robinson concerning Monologue on Race and other contemporary issues.  Click here to listen. (October 9, 2013)


Radio Interview:  Mr. Willie Lawson Interviews Dr. Brooks Robinson on the nation's economy and weakness in urban markets.  Click here to listen.  (June 4, 2013)

 

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

 

Radio Interview:  On April 30, 2013, Dr. Brooks Robinson was interviewed by Charles Butler on The Take--a Chicago-based radio program--concerning Black economic sustainability.  Click here to listen.

 

On February 14, 2013, Dr. Brooks Robinson appeared on the "Exceptional Conservative" Radio Program with Mr. Ken McClenton.  They discussed the financial state of the nation's economy and Pay to Let Us Go.  Click here to listen.

 

Commentary:  "Django Unchained:  Survive to Act Another Day" (12/29/12)

 

Radio Interview:  On July 19, 2012, Dr. Brooks Robinson  was interviewed by Mr. Kenneth McCleton on the American Conservative RAdio Network's "Exceptional Conservative" program.  To listen to the interview, click here.

 

Radio Interview:  On December 5, 2011, Dr. Brooks Robinson was interviewed by Mr. Kenneth McClenton on the American Conservative Radio Network's "Exceptional Conservative" program.  To listen to the interview, click here.

 

Learn about the first World Afrodescendant Youth Summit (WAYS), which was conducted in San Jose, Costa Rica on October 5-7, 2011.  Over 100 Afrodescendant youth from North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa participated.  Click here.  To learn more, visit the WAYS Internet Web site.

 

Radio Interview:  On September 12, 2011, Mr. K.D. Bowe of the Sheridan Gospel Network interviewed Dr. Brooks Robinson concerning The American Jobs Act. Click here to listen to the interview

 

Radio Interview:  On August 1,  2011, Mr. Kenneth McClenton interviewed Dr. Brooks Robinson on the American Conservative Nation Radio Network.  They discussed the nation's fiscal issues and the book Change:  Black America's Religion.  Click here to listen to the interview.

 

Radio Interview:  On May 2, 2011, at 10:00 p.m. EST, Dr. Brooks Robinson appeared on "The Exceptional Conservative Show" with Kenneth McClenton on the American Conservative Nation Radio Network.  You can listen to the interview by clicking here.

 

Webinar:  Hear the results of an April 20, 2011 Webinar with Professor of Law, Dr.  Vernellia Randall of the University of Dayton.  Listen to a presentation entitled:  "Key Reasons for Black American Unemployment:  The Adverse Psychological Effects of Infotainment and Weak Black American Entrepreneurship."  Click here to listen.   

 

Listen as Dr. Brooks Robinson discusses "Black Economics" with the Blessed Prince Makabak and Ja Dred on Radio516.com, a Hip-Hop Internet Radio Station in New York City.  (February 12, 2011)

 

Listen as Dr. Brooks Robinson discusses "72% of Black Babies Born Out of Wedlock" as part of "14 Day Dialogue with the Black Community in Muskegon, Michigan."  The program is hosted by          Mr. Paul A. Billings on WUVS FM 103.7 The Beat (11/29/10).

 

Essay:  "TV Is Its Own Kind of Education."

 

Listen as Dr. Brooks Robinson discusses "Black Unemployment and Infotainment."  (This article was published in the Journal of Economic Inquiry in 2009; Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 98-117.)

 

Listen as Dr. Brooks Robinson discusses "Black Businesses and Black Americans" as part of a "14-Day Dialogue with the Black Community in Muskegon, Michigan." The program is hosted by Messrs. Paul A. Billings and John Convington on WUVS FM, 103.7 The Beat (12/02/08).

 

Commentary:  "Revisiting the Effects of More, Yet Imperfect, Information"

 

See a video on  The Problem with CNN's "Black in America" (Posted 07/27/08); in addition, see comments from Jennifer Thompson of St. Louis.

 

Commentary:  "The Economics of the 'N' Word:  It's Deeper Than That" 

 

Working paper:  "Media as Cause and Cure for Black American Vulnerabilities" 

 

Commentary:  "Rational Responses to Irrational Actions:  Black Americans and the Media" (the Don Imus affair)

 

Commentary:  "Is Ludacris Ludicrous?" 

 

Commentary:  "No More of the Same" 

 

Commentary:  "Why Bill Cosby Lives in a Glass House and Shouldn't Throw Stones."

 

Commentary:  "'Akeelah and the Bees' Relates Important Messages about Perseverance, Individual Drive, and Community Involvement"

 

Commentary: "'Thieves' Make Opportunities Disappear"

 

Commentary: "'Crash' Causes Pain"

 

Commentary: "Don't Look this 'Gift Horse' in the Mouth"