[I was blessed to have those teachers, and looking back down my road to Black consciousness and where I stand right now, I know they were right, and I know I am right in my support of and advocacy for Black people. And it all came from Black people who were willing to deviate from the norm, to buck the system, and provide the proper and appropriate education to Black youth.]
James E. Clingman is the nation’s most prolific writer on economic empowerment for Black people. His weekly syndicated newspaper column, Blackonomics, is featured in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. He has written five books, the latest of which is Black O Knowledge, Stuff we need to know, and has been the featured speaker for numerous organizations across the United States.