This second edition of The African American Entrepreneur explores the lower economic status of black Americans in light of America’s legacy of slavery, segregation, and rampant discrimination against black Americans.
The book examines the legal, historical, sociological, economic, and political factors that together help to explain the economic condition of black people in America, from their arrival in America to the present. In the process, it spotlights the many amazing breakthroughs made by black entrepreneurs even before the Civil War and Emancipation.
Part One explores the history of African American entrepreneurs from slavery to the present; Part Two provides a primer and roadmap to success for aspiring entrepreneurs.
- Analyzes whether President Trump’s legislative agenda is good for African Americans and African American businesses
- Provides an update on how the Great Recession of 2008 affected black businesses and black people in general
- Examines recent developments in black business in the areas of technology, music, social media/networking, and government contracting
- Revises all of the statistics in the book to reflect changes that have taken place since December 2009
- Expands on areas of the book that provide solutions to the economic difficulties and other challenges faced by black people and black entrepreneurs in particular
- Provides a current economic assessment of the state of black people in America in light of current and projected political, economic, legal, and sociological factors as we approach the end of the first twenty years of the twenty-first century