The richest man in history was a king named Mansa Musa, who ruled most of western Africa in the 14th century. King Musa possessed so much wealth that merely to travel he would be accompanied by a 60,000-strong caravan comprised of 1,000 attendants, 100 camels loaded with gold, bands of personal musicians, and 500 slaves bearing golden staffs….
#MeToo is arguably the most impactful and publicized movement in recent times. It has brought down kings and made new queens who wear thorny crowns of past trauma. It has radically changed pop culture dialogue while deconstructing rules of interpersonal engagement in all mediums.
#MeToo has affected African American kingdoms as well, or more like razed them with results that are still unclear.…
In a recent article based on an EBONY/QuestionPro study, we took a deep dive into Black women’s current attitudes on love, dating, marriage and other issues. The data was surprising and complex.
But what about the guys? Could we expect the tropes of simplicity and predictability with regard to African-American males and the same subjects? Again, the results were surprising and complex….
Valentine’s Day came and went like a SpaceX Cupid’s arrow. Romance was in the air that day, but what about the rest of the year when it comes to Black women? What are their attitudes toward love, dating, and marriage in general?
The answers to these questions and others can be found in a recent EBONY/QuestionPro study.…
A new syndicated study from EBONY/QuestionPro considers whether African-Americans today feel as hopeless as slaves heading to the New World during the transatlantic slave trade.
In Neil Gaiman’s television adaptation of American Gods, African deity Anansi (played by Orlando Jones) appears to a group of slaves heading to the New World on a Dutch ship. Dressed in a flashy modern suit, he explains to the chained and terrified group that what lies ahead for them and their descendants are centuries of pain, exploitation and oppression….
The latest American Institute of Architects study predicts that nonresidential construction industry spending in the U.S. will increase by 4% through 2019. The institutional sector is expected to grow by 4.5%, compared to 3.4% for commercial/industrial. The AIA report also found that public safety (5.9%), education (5.2%), industrial (4.9%), healthcare (4.4%) and office (4.1%) projects will see the most spending in 2019.…