Book Excerpts

The Latino Challenge to Black America

Earl Ofari Hutchinson
The Census Bureau made it official in 2002!  Latinos are now the top minority in the U.S. The news hit black America like a thunderbolt. Many blacks complained that they would be shoved even further to the economic and political margin among minorities in the country. The Census report also showed Latinos were widening their population growth gap on blacks.

But, it's not just the numbers. Latinos demand political and social issues no longer be framed solely in black and white. That presents another challenge to black America. At times that challenge has been intensified and conflicted by the wildly divergent agendas of African-Americans and Latinos on immigration, political empowerment, bilingual education, and jobs. These are complex and engaging issues.

A Hard Hitting Look at Bush's Court of Black America

The dangling question in 2006 as it will be in the 2008 presidential election is can the GOP overcome its legacy of racial contention and convince blacks that it offered more to black America than the Democratic Party. One thing is certain the historical love hate relationship between the GOP and blacks presents profound possibilities and even more profound dilemmas for the GOP.

How to Build Wealth When You're in Massive Debt

Permanently resolving our debt situation involves three things: gaining an awareness of the different types of debt, understanding the psychology and circumstances that led to the current situation, and devising an effective debt reduction, savings, and wealth acquisition plan.

The Sexual Habits of a Baby Boomer

Beverly Mahone
Beverly Mahone
Recent research shows Baby Boomers go through nine (9) kinds of sex in their lifetime...

Now that I'm in the peri-menopausal stage and dealing with vaginal dryness (yes--it's one of the symptoms), I can't help but reflect back on the various stages of my sex life. You know, the times when it was so thrilling--you just couldn't get enough! These days my gynecologist is telling me over time I may lose my desire all together.

Oh Lord! I hope that doesn't happen to me because I'd hate to think I'd wasted the best years of my sex life on my ex!