Kwanzaa Reconnects African Americans To African Culture For Self Empowerment

by Michael Imhotep, TheMichaelImhotepShow.com Fri., 12-25-15, 6:52PM EST, Updated Mon., 12-26-16, 12:39PM EST It’s that time of year again. It’s Kwanzaa time.  This time of year you may see articles that talk about Kwanzaa and encourage African Americans to celebrate it.  You may see articles from some uniformed people who speak out against Kwanzaa because of a lack of understanding or research.   I have done presentations about Kwanzaa for the past 3 years and have discussed it on various radio shows including my show as well.  What I want to…

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Why Did Dr. King Tell Us To “Redistribute The Pain”: Understanding The Power of Economic Withdrawal

by Michael Imhotep, TheMichaelImhotepShow.com Tues., 12-15-15, 4:11AM EST, Updated Wed. 12-16-15 9:29AM EST There has been a lot of talk lately about Economic Boycotts when it comes to African Americans.  Many people have talked about Boycotting Black Friday and Christmas due to various cases of Police killings of African Americans whether it was Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford III, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray or Laquan McDonald.  In Chicago on Black Friday, November 27th, 2015 we saw protests on Michigan Ave. in the business district, calls for Economic Boycotts and…

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PODCAST: Why Is The Lifespan of a Dollar Only 6 Hours in The African American Community, Chicago Protests Continue, New Evidence in Tamir Rice Case

by Michael Imhotep, TheMichaelImhotepShow.com Wednesday, December 9th, 2015, 11:46AM EST Listen and download the podcast here In our Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 episode of “The Michael Imhotep Show” we discussed a recent article by Michael Imhotep called “Why Is The Lifespan of a Dollar Only 6 Hours In The African American Community? How To Recycle our $1.2 Trillion Economy” which was inspired by a segment on News One Now with Roland Martin from Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 featuring “Buying Black” expert Maggie Anderson and Eugene Mitchell, founder of the $50…

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Why Is The Lifespan of a Dollar Only 6 Hours in The African American Community? How To Recycle our $1.2 Trillion Economy

by Michael Imhotep, TheMichaelImhotepShow.com Sunday, December 6th, 2015 1:19AM EST, Updated: Monday, March 21st, 2016 6:54PM EST Note: The statistic regarding the lifespan of a dollar only last 6 hours in the African American community is very hard to verify and questionable at best.  It has recently come under more scrutiny because of recent research. This article is not about that statistic but makes reference to it because it was discussed on NewsOneNow on TV ONE. In recent months there has been a lot of discussion and focus on African…

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Fifth Third Bank Ordered To Pay $18 Million for Overcharging African Americans and Hispanics in Auto Loans

by Michael Imhotep, TheMichaelImhotepShow.com December 5th, 2015, 3:25pm EST The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on September 28th, 2015 an $18 million settlement to resolve allegations that Fifth Third Bank (Fifth Third) engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against African-American and Hispanic borrowers in its indirect auto lending business.  This resulted in thousands of African American and Hispanic customers paying over $200 more on auto loans over the course of the loan than White customers. The settlement, which is subject to court…

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The Montgomery Bus Boycott began 60 years ago today, Dec. 5th, 1955

by Michael Imhotep, TheMichaelImhotepShow.com Saturday, December 5, 2015 2:07PM EST Today, Dec. 5th, is the 60th Anniversary of the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott which lasted for 381 days.  It was a monumental boycott and one of the longest in African American history if not the longest.  It was sparked by an event that many people cite as the beginning of the modern day Civil Rights Movement.  On Dec. 1st, 1955 a seamstress and Secretary for the NAACP, from the Montgomery Fair department named Rosa Parks refused to give…

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(VIDEO) Dr. Claud Anderson: Black people need to come out of ALL of the Political Parties

by Michael Imhotep, TheMichaelImhotepShow.com Saturday, December 5th, 2015 4:43AM EST Dr. Claud Anderson is the author of “Black Labor White Wealth”, “PowerNomics” and is featured in the documentary “HIDDEN COLORS 2: The Triumph of Melanin”.  He is one of my teachers and was my guest on “The Michael Imhotep Show”, Nov. 5th, 2014.  We talked about 2 main topics, The Black Freedmen Indian Treaties of 1866 which is our best chance to get any type of Reparations and How To Play The Game of Politics To WIN!!! Did you know…

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North Carolina Powerball Winner Donates $680,000 To Her Church Because She Wanted To

by Michael Imhotep, TheMichaelImhotepShow.com Thursday, December 3rd, 2015, 7:47pm EST, Updated Friday, December, 4th, 3:34pm EST If you remember in the past I have talked about lottery winner Marie Holmes on my radio show and Facebook Fanpage.   Marie Holmes in February 2015 won $188 million in North Carolina’s Powerball Jackpot. Holmes opted for the $127 million lump sum payment and took home almost $88 million after taxes.   There was a lot of buzz on radio shows and television about her and so many of us were happy for…

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Why The Montgomery Bus Boycott DID NOT End Segregation on the Buses in Montgomery, AL

by Michael Imhotep, TheMichaelImhotepShow.com Wed., 12-2-15, 3:00pm EST, Updated Thurs., 12-3-15, 9:49AM EST Yesterday was the 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on bus #2857 after finishing a shift as a seamstress.  This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott which started as a 1 day boycott on December 5th, 1955 but ended up lasting for 381 days.  The Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) was organized to facilitate the boycott and a new minister in Montgomery, AL who was only 26 years old was elected the President of…

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The 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat and the beginning of The Montgomery Bus Boycott

by Michael Imhotep, TheMichaelImhotepShow.com Tues. Dec. 1st, 2015, 11:30pm EST, Updated Dec. 3rd, 2015 10:17am EST Today marks the 60th Anniversary of an event that many people cite as the beginning of the modern day Civil Rights Movement.  It occurred on Dec. 1st, 1955 when a seamstress and Secretary for the NAACP, from the Montgomery Fair department named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a White man.  These were the rules of Segregation in the South.  Segregation was an oppressive, dehumanizing system…

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