Your Random-Ass Roundup: Down and Out in The Nation’s Wealthiest Black Enclave.

Prince George’s County is a hub of black wealth. But when the housing market cratered, it was not be spared. [...]

Stakes Is High.

About That 47 Percent.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or furiously catching up on “Boardwalk Empire,” you’ve probably heard about the bombshell video that MoJo released from a Mitt Romney fundraiser earlier in the campaign. In it, the Republican presidential hopeful tells a crowd that nearly half the nation is not pulling its fiscal weight and is [...]

$8 Eggs and the Cost of Food.

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Jane Black wrote a piece recently for the Atlantic discussing the price of eggs at her local farmers market (emphasis mine):

My first instinct was that the egg guy was gouging people, like me, who have enthusiastically embraced efforts to build an alternative to our industrial food system. But it turns out [...]

Are Better Schools All We Need?

Roland Fryer (second from left) found that most of the HCZ's success in student performance can be chalked up to its charter schools, and not to the social programs championed by HCZ's founder, Geoffrey Canada (far right).

A foundational belief at the Harlem Children’s Zone is that erasing the achievement gap between black and [...]

The Invisible Gentrified.

Postbourgie’s own Shani Hilton has a much-discussed cover story in the Washington City Paper about being a black gentrifier.

Freddie at L’Hote has some criticism:

This is a several-thousand word article on the relationship between race and socioeconomic class, and about the tensions between old and new residents and poor and rich [...]

Way Down In the Hole.

In a dozen states, felons leave prison saddled with thousands of dollars in debt from child-support payments that continued to accrue while they were behind bars, and that they’ll likely never be able to pay. [...]

Your Tuesday Random-Ass Roundup: The Return of Baby Doc.

Haiti is struggling to rebuild after last year’s catastrophic earthquake and trying to resolve its national elections, but it was thrown another curveball late this weekend: the return of its corrupt and brutal former dictator, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier. No one seems to know why he’s back — he says he’s there [...]