Tag Archives: middle class

HBCU Money™ Dozen 12/7 – 12/11


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.


Keep track of your second factors for logging in securely l Macworld http://dlvr.it/CzgL3f

Four ways parents can help support healthy school foods l Pew Health http://bit.ly/1Lw4IKO

Video: Homeland Security’s role in cybersecurity l Computerworld http://ow.ly/VMl1B

Oceans absorb about half the CO2 we emit l Pew Environment http://pew.org/1Qj34U2

10 hot IT job skills for 2016 l Networkworld http://bit.ly/1Y8oUZF

A pill to wipe out senescent cells could let us all get old without the side effects l New Scientist http://ow.ly/VIoFJ

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

How do skill levels change as workers age and gain more experience? l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/1PSHbLk

More women are joining CUs’ executive ranks but obstacles to advancement still exist l CU Magazine http://ow.ly/VM3Fa

China’s disturbing treatment of bankers in wake of economic crisis l Housing Wire http://bit.ly/21VHPeN

What’s happened to America’s middle class? l WEF http://wef.ch/21UY6k4

Where are the women in science? l WEF http://wef.ch/1QAsiMe

How your early childhood shapes your #brain l WEF http://wef.ch/1NIr3Fw

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

HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – American Mojo: Lost and Found: Restoring our Middle Class


In American Mojo: Lost and Found, Peter D. Kiernan, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, focuses on America’s greatest challenge―and opportunity―restoring the middle class to its full promise and potential.

Our educated, skilled, and motivated middle class was the cornerstone of America’s postwar economic might, but the country’s dynamic core has struggled and changed dramatically through the last three decades. Kiernan’s extensively researched story, told through individual histories, shows how the middle class flourished under unique circumstances following World War II and details how our middle class has been rocked and shaped by events abroad as much as at home. By excluding too many Americans, the middle class we reverently recall was fractured from the beginning.

What emerges through his storytelling is a picture of middle-class decline and opportunity that is fuller, more moving and profound, and ultimately more useful in terms of charting a path forward than other examinations. His unique global perspective is a vital ingredient in charting the way ahead. This new frontier thesis shows that middle-class greatness is again within our grasp―if we take some powerful medicine and seize the global opportunity. America possesses the skills and talent the world needs. Americans must embrace what brought our middle class to prominence in the first place―our American Mojo―before it is too late and other countries steal the march.

All that is at stake is the soul of our nation.