I'm sending this article to you, Yusuf, for consideration of sending it to one or more of your groups. What the article starts off
highlighting is the blatant lie that I personally recognized and disseminated long ago ( more than once), yet to which I received no responses of any substance. I am reminded of my late brother and author, George Subira, who many insist was the first author to write and advocate for Blacks to concern themselves with entrepreneur efforts and the idea of making money. He often sat back in dismay and felt like he was yodeling in an empty canyon. And he died that way. The funny thing is, Black people of all stripes like to moan about poverty, no jobs, inequality and so forth, yet I probably can count on one hand the number of linked articles sent to me that focus on economics, business, finance, entrepreneurship, etc. All we seem to talk about are what I'll conveniently call "Black issues", with maybe some occasional articles concerning technology and education (two of what I'll call the current "in vogue" issues). Books don't seem to have much of an impact
anymore, which is why writing one has never motivated me. Some folk might credit "The New Jim Crow" as having shined a light on mass incarceration; but, at the moment, it's my contention that the new focus on making marijuana legal is being driven more by strained state prison and police budgets than any one book. Again, economics. I realize that articles like the one linked below may cause most eyes to glaze over. Maybe we can make it more palatable by putting it into rap format. Later.