Monthly Archives: September 2015

HBCU Money™ Presents: 2015’s HBCU Alumni NFL Players’ & Salaries


In our 3rd annual installment of tracking the highest paid HBCU alumni who are NFL players, St. Paul’s College alum, Greg Toler leads the way. For the third year in a row, a member of the Indianapolis Colts is the highest paid HBCU alum NFL player. Toler unseats Robert Mathis who led the way the previous two years.


  • HBCU NFL players combine for $51.44 million down almost 10 percent when HBCU NFL players earned $57.1 million in salaries in 2014.
  • Hampton University leads the way with 3 NFL players.
  • 14 HBCUs are represented in the NFL. Down from 15 in 2014.
  • Average salary for HBCU NFL players is $2 million, a decrease from $2.1 million in 2013. In 2011, the average NFL salary was $1.9 million according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • Median salary for HBCU NFL players is $1 135 000, a 27 percent increase from 2013. In 2011, the median NFL salary was $777 000 according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

1 – Greg Toler  / CB / Indianapolis Colts – $5 500 000


2 – D. Rodgers-Cromartie / CB / Denver Broncos – $5 250 000


3 – Kendall Langford / DE / St. Louis Rams – $5 000 000


4 – Sammie Hill / DT / Tennessee Titans – $4 000 000


5 – Robert Mathis / DE / Indianapolis Colts – $4 000 000


6 – Antoine Bethea / S / San Francisco 49ers – $3 500 000


7 – William Hayes / DE / St. Louis Rams – $3 230 000


8 – Jason Durant / LB / Atlanta Falcons – $3 043 759


9 – Jason Hatcher / DE / Washington Redskins – $2 953 125


10 – Jacoby Jones / WR / San Diego Chargers – $2 500 000


11 – Rashean Mathis / CB / Detroit Lions – $2 000 000


12 – Chris Baker / DL / Washington Redskins – $1 984 375


13 – Rafael Bush / S / New Orleans Saints – $1 950 000


14 – Marquette King / P / Oakland Raiders – $1 542 000


15 – Tarvaris Jackson / QB / Seattle Seahwaks – $1 500 000


16 – Eric Weems / WR / Atlanta Falcons – $1 345 000


17 – Anthony Levine / S / Baltimore Ravens – $1 200 000


18 – Rodney Gunter / DE / Arizona Cardinals – $944 917


Sources:, The Guardian, Spotrac

HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us


The importance of money in our lives is readily apparent to everyone–rich, poor, and in between. However grudgingly, most of us accept the expression “Money makes the world go round” as a universal truth. We are all aware of the power of money–how it influences our moods, compels us to take risks, and serves as the yardstick of success in societies around the world. Yet because we take the daily reality of money so completely for granted, we seldom question how and why it has come to play such a central role in our lives.

In Coined: The Rich Life of Money And How Its History Has Shaped Us, author Kabir Sehgal casts aside our workaday assumptions about money and takes the reader on a global quest to uncover a deeper understanding of the relationship between money and humankind. More than a mere history of its subject, Coined probes the conceptual origins and evolution of money by examining it through the multiple lenses of disciplines as varied as biology, psychology, anthropology, and theology. Coined is not only a profoundly informative discussion of the concept of money, but it is also an endlessly fascinating and entertaining take on the nature of humanity and the inner workings of the mind.

HBCU Money™ Dozen 9/21 – 9/25


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.


10 TED Talks for techies l CIOonline

UK Renewables Beat Out Coal In Record Second Quarter l Clean Technica

What’s an ecosystem plan for fisheries? l Pew Environment

The United States has been a net exporter of #ethanol since 2010 l USDA

Californian Air Quality Regulations Have Significantly Cut Cancer Risks, Study Finds l Clean Technica

These photos, taken 4 years apart, demonstrate water flow on Mars l New Scientist

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

How the business cycle affects your career l World Economic Forum

Chicago Fed Letter looks at trends in capital accumulation and implications for investment l Chicago Fed

Are the #oceans Earth’s new economic frontier? l World Economic Forum

Black Knight: Mortgage delinquencies see biggest annual drop since 2011 l Housing Wire

Does moving for a job mean higher wages? l St. Louis Fed

What does humanity’s impact on Earth look like from #space? l World Economic Forum

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 /\ September 25, 2015

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


African American Publicly Traded Companies

Citizens Bancshares Georgia (CZBS) $8.70 (0.00% UNCH)

M&F Bancorp (MFBP) $3.70 (0.00% UNCH)

Radio One (ROIA) $2.46 (5.38% DN)

African Stock Exchanges

Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres (BRVM)  296.60 (0.02% DN)

Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE)  10 818.03 (0.09% UP)

Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE)  2 039.12 (9.81% DN)*

Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE)  148.32 (N/A)

Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) 50 331.12 (0.10% DN)

International Stock Exchanges

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) 9 892.14 (0.55% UP)

London Stock Exchange (LSE)  3 361.43 (2.29% UP)

Tokyo Stock Exchange (TOPIX)  1 453.81 (1.88% UP)


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HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation


Black women in marginalized communities are uniquely at risk of battering, rape, sexual harassment, stalking and incest. Through the compelling stories of Black women who have been most affected by racism, persistent poverty, class inequality, limited access to support resources or institutions, Beth E. Richie shows that the threat of violence to Black women has never been more serious, demonstrating how conservative legal, social, political and economic policies have impacted activism in the US-based movement to end violence against women. Richie argues that Black women face particular peril because of the ways that race and culture have not figured centrally enough in the analysis of the causes and consequences of gender violence. As a result, the extent of physical, sexual and other forms of violence in the lives of Black women, the various forms it takes, and the contexts within which it occurs are minimized at best and frequently ignored. Arrested Justice brings issues of sexuality, class, age, and criminalization into focus right alongside of questions of public policy and gender violence, resulting in a compelling critique, a passionate re-framing of stories, and a call to action for change.