Adolph Reed, Jr.: North Carolina's "Soul City" Always Showed the Failings of Black Capitalism
A new book looks at a planned Black-led city in North Carolina as a missed opportunity for establishing political and economic power; a left critic says the project proceeded from bad premises that liberation could be achieved through capitalism.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
The Plan to Build a Capital for Black Capitalism
Thomas Healy's book "Soul City" looks at a short-lived experiment to create a capital city for Black capitalism in America, part of a long series of political debates about whether the pursuit of economic power by Black Americans would overcome racism.
SOURCE: Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship (Brown University)
A Historical Perspective on Black & African American Capitalism (November 17)
Historian Marcia Chatelain will discuss the influence of franchised businesses on Black and African American business at noon on November 17.
SOURCE: Public Books
Public Thinker: Marcia Chatelain on Feminism, Fast Food, and First Gens
Georgetown University Historian Marcia Chatelain talks research, publishing, podcasting, and connecting with first-generation college students in a wide-ranging interview.
SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
The Long History Behind Allegations Of Racial Discrimination Against Mcdonald’s
by Chin Jou
The lawsuit against McDonald's by 52 African American franchisees is rooted in a complex history of urban disinvestment, Black capitalism, and corporate America.
McDonald’s Faces $1 Billion Discrimination Lawsuit From Dozens Of Black Ex-Franchise Owners
Historian Marcia Chatelain's book "Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America" is key background to a discussion of a recent lawsuit filed against McDonalds by Black franchise owners, alleging the corporation discriminated against them in allocating franchise locations.
SOURCE: NY Times
The Real Roots of ‘Black Capitalism’
by Mehrsa Baradaran
Nixon’s solution for racial ghettos was tax breaks and incentives, not economic justice.
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