Monthly Archives: September 2015

HBCU Money™ Dozen 9/14 – 9/18


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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

3 new iOS 9 features business users will love l CIOonline http://trib.al/4AZUW5m

An unhackable kernel could keep everything from drones to pacemakers safe from cyberattack l New Scientist http://ow.ly/SlrsG

Our new #farmtoschool grant report provides analysis, stories & breathtaking photos! l USDA http://go.usa.gov/3M6Z5

South Africa need grid improvements in order to sustain their #renewable #energy system l Renewable Cities http://ow.ly/SjjS7

Stunning new Pluto pics show weird terrain shaped by alien ‘water’ cycle l New Scientist http://ow.ly/SlAmV

UK Government Renewable Energy Policy Leaving “Investors And Consumers Baffled” l Clean Technica http://dlvr.it/CB8Z4q

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Do millennials prefer to live closer to the city center? #RealEstateResearch tries to find out l Atlanta Fed http://goo.gl/Livcuc

Fannie Mae: Lenders say it’s now easier to get a mortgage l Housing Wire http://bit.ly/1ijIqnR

Fortify Your Portfolio Against #Inflation With These 25 #ETFs l ETF Database http://ow.ly/SlAKw

9 whose ideas are changing the world l World Economic Forum

Is the single-family rental market really a strong investment? l Housing Wire http://bit.ly/1inEJ0q

Collapse in energy-related investment directly lowered U.S. GDP growth in 1H of 2015 l Dallas Fed http://bit.ly/1QmTvzz

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 18, 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) $9.21 (0.11% UP)

M&F Bancorp (MFBP) $3.83 (1.79% DN)

Radio One (ROIA) $2.35 (8.20% DN)

African Stock Exchanges

Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres (BRVM)  293.97 (0.02% DN)

Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE)  10 789.52 (0.00% UNCH)

Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE)  2 049.18 (9.37% DN)*

Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE)  147.19 (N/A)

Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) 51 044.58 (1.03% DN)

International Stock Exchanges

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) 10 031.60 (1.80% DN)

London Stock Exchange (LSE)  3 365.68 (1.17% DN)

Tokyo Stock Exchange (TOPIX)  1 462.38 (1.98% DN)

Commodities

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Webometrics’ 2015 Top 20 African Diaspora Colleges & Universities


HBCU Money™ presents the 3rd annual top 20 ranked African Diaspora colleges and universities. The rankings are based on the world rankings from Webometrics, an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 11 of the 20 colleges and universities come from South Africa. An increase from 10 in 2014.
  • There are 4 new schools in the top 20 this year. A decline from 6 schools the previous year.
  • African American colleges & universities (HBCUs) increased their presence back to 4 of the 20 colleges and universities present on the list after having only 2 in 2014. Howard University makes the leap into the top ten moving from 16 to 7 on the list.
  • The top ranked African Diaspora college/university in 2015 is up 18 places from top ranked African Diaspora college/university in 2014.
  • No African Diaspora colleges or universities are present in the top 100 in Webometrics’ world rankings.

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Below are the objective and methodology per the Webometrics website:

Objective: The original aim of the Ranking was to promote Web publication. Supporting Open Access initiatives, electronic access to scientific publications and to other academic material are our primary targets. However web indicators are very useful for ranking purposes too as they are not based on number of visits or page design but on the global performance and visibility of the universities.

Methodology: The Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions. Since 2004 and every six months an independent, objective, free, open scientific exercise is performed by the Cybermetrics Lab (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC) for the providing reliable, multidimensional, updated and useful information about the performance of universities from all over the world based on their web presence and impact.

INSTITUTION – WORLD RANK (2014 RANKING) – COUNTRY

  1. University of Cape Town332 (350) – South Africa
  2. Stellenbosch University475 (439) – South Africa
  3. University of the Witwatersrand524 (580) – South Africa
  4. University of Pretoria541 (444) – South Africa
  5. Cairo University574 (358) – Egypt
  6. University of Kwazulu Natal – 710 (752) – South Africa
  7. Howard University – 868 (1231) – United States
  8. University of the Western Cape – 1011 (789) – South Africa
  9. Mansoura University1070 (911) – Egypt
  10. University of Johannesburg1136 (1204) – South Africa
  11. Makerere University1215 (1134) – Uganda
  12. Rhodes University1218 (968) – South Africa
  13. North West University – 1229 (1430) – South Africa
  14. University of South Africa1254 (1058) – South Africa
  15. Alexandria University – 1268 (1223) – Egypt
  16. Hampton University1565 (N/A) – United States
  17. Florida A&M University1632 (1632) – United States
  18. Assiut University1660 (N/A) – Egypt
  19. University of the Free State1679 (N/A) – South Africa
  20. Jackson State University1679 (N/A) – United States

HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine


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One doctor’s passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans

When Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whether he belongs in medical school, a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds, “More common in blacks than whites.”
Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community. These issues take on greater meaning when Tweedy is himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people. In this powerful, moving, and deeply empathic book, Tweedy explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care.

HBCU Money™ Dozen 9/7 – 9/11


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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

What’s the BEST way to ensure most kids get access to #SchoolBreakfast? l Hunger Task Force http://bit.ly/1LmhYRI

What is the best way to make Mars livable? Drop bombs, melt ice and create atmosphere. Sort of. l CNET http://ow.ly/S3zXj

Renewable Energy Progress Eclipsing Capitol Hill l Renewable Cities http://ow.ly/S2Uzd

Many Americans would need to re-allocate their food budgets to meet Dietary Guidelines. l USDA http://go.usa.gov/3MsUw

The Changing U.S. Role in Agricultural Markets in the Middle East and North Africa. l USDA http://go.usa.gov/3MsnR

Australia Commits $350 Million To Large-Scale Solar Development l Clean Technica http://dlvr.it/C6X4gy

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Starting a business & helping the poor. In #India #women organize & transform a community l World Bank http://wrld.bg/S2yoK

Labor market conditions continue to improve, according to our Labor Market Conditions Indicators. l KC Fed http://ow.ly/S3ypn

Are older workers less productive? l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1LlJQ8H

#Africa continues to make progress towards gender equality but more can be done l World Bank http://ow.ly/S1BCk

School choice systems and their effect on house prices and neighborhood incentives l NBER http://bit.ly/1Fzquec

26 habits of highly successful leaders l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1LlJRt9

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