Monthly Archives: August 2015

HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – William Wells Brown: An African American Life


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A groundbreaking biography of the most pioneering and accomplished African-American writer of the nineteenth century.

Born into slavery in Kentucky, raised on the Western frontier on the farm adjacent to Daniel Boone’s, “rented” out in adolescence to a succession of steamboat captains on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the young man known as “Sandy” reinvented himself as “William Wells” Brown after escaping to freedom. He lifted himself out of illiteracy and soon became an innovative, widely admired, and hugely popular speaker on antislavery circuits (both American and British) and went on to write the earliest African American works in a plethora of genres: travelogue, novel (the now canonized Clotel), printed play, and history. He also practiced medicine, ran for office, and campaigned for black uplift, temperance, and civil rights.

Ezra Greenspan’s masterful work, elegantly written and rigorously researched, sets Brown’s life in the richly rendered context of his times, creating a fascinating portrait of an inventive writer who dared to challenge the racial orthodoxies and explore the racial complexities of nineteenth-century America.

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HBCU Money™ Dozen 8/24 – 8/28


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

Want to start an #AirQuality project in your community? Videos for best practices l US EPA http://bit.ly/CAMTvid

Amazon said to scale down Fire smartphone team l CIOonline http://trib.al/zVxMwVw

Bikeshare Hawaii Will Let Public Help Choose Preferred Bikesharing System l Clean Technica http://dlvr.it/BzcFk6

Why can’t utilities innovate like startups? They could if regulators let them l Renewable Cities http://ow.ly/RiFHT

This startup can grow metal like a tree, and it’s about to hit the big time l Fortune http://ow.ly/RsKJq

How secure is the hybrid #cloud? l CSOonline http://bit.ly/1NJAj09

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Here’s what top housing economists think about pending home sales today l Housing Wire http://hwi.re/BzcQvK

See how earnings over a lifetime compare for people with different levels of education l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/1NF5QxY

What is the secret to being an effective leader? l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1KmTmMN

How do members use their mobile banking apps? l CU Magazine http://ow.ly/Rs5Ky

Which economies #export the most? l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1KmThIJ

Are we heading towards a jobless future? l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1LsaJdH

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.

The HBCU Money™ Weekly Market Watch


Our Money Matters /\ August 28, 2015

A weekly snapshot of African American owned public companies and HBCU Money™ tracked African stock exchanges.

NAME TICKER PRICE (GAIN/LOSS %)

African American Publicly Traded Companies

Citizens Bancshares Georgia (CZBS) $8.57 (0.00% UNCH)

M&F Bancorp (MFBP) $4.50 (5.88% UP)

Radio One (ROIA) $2.85 (5.56% UP)

African Stock Exchanges

Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres (BRVM)  296.98 (0.48% UP)

Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE)  10 895.71 (0.27% DN)

Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE)  2 144.08 (5.17% DN)*

Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE)  140.18 (N/A)

Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) 49 966.80 (1.71% UP)

International Stock Exchanges

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) 10 253.42 (0.22% UP)

London Stock Exchange (LSE)  3 434.66 (0.93% UP)

Tokyo Stock Exchange (TOPIX)  1 549.80 (3.29% UP)

Commodities

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HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor


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Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway’s visionary vice chairman and Warren Buffett’s indispensable financial partner, has outperformed market indexes again and again, and he believes any investor can do the same. His notion of “elementary, worldly wisdom”—a set of interdisciplinary mental models involving economics, business, psychology, ethics, and management—allows him to keep his emotions out of his investments and avoid the common pitfalls of bad judgment. Munger’s system has steered his investments for forty years and has guided generations of successful investors. This book presents the essential steps of Munger’s investing strategy, condensed here for the first time from interviews, speeches, writings, and shareholder letters, and paired with commentary from fund managers, value investors, and business-case historians. Derived from Ben Graham’s value-investing system, Munger’s approach is straightforward enough that even novices can apply it to their portfolios. This book is not simply about stock picking, it’s about cultivating mental models for your whole life, but especially for your investments.

HBCU Money™ Dozen 8/17 – 8/21


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

73% of people say it’s important that schools serve healthy food l USDA http://bit.ly/SchoolFood15

Government Policy Support Plays Important Role In Renewable Energy Development l Renewable Cities http://ow.ly/R3znG

See uncharted national treasures from one of America’s marine monuments l Pew Environment http://1.usa.gov/1TOWiaL

Poultry consumption grows with income in the Middle East and North Africa l USDA http://go.usa.gov/364xV

LinkedIn Lookup app helps you connect with coworkers l CIOonline http://trib.al/9G89QnL

Does this mean the universe is shifting to the right? l New Scientist http://ow.ly/R998K

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Read about the growth of lower-paying jobs in the 8th District on our On the Economy blog l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/1PomtPc

7 reasons this is an excellent CV for someone with no experience l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1MD2cYi

The world’s national debts, from safest to most risky l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1J3GQzj

College alone does not close the wealth gap for blacks and latinos. l National Journal http://ow.ly/R9Ji7

People with this type of #personality are more likely to become #entrepreneurs l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1NxvwPl

Which start-up cities hire the most women? l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1Nus6Ng

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.