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   Debt to GDP% - 105.2% from 106.1%
   Nat'l Debt - $20.3T from $19.8T

   US Budget Deficit - $688B from $587B
   US Annual Federal Revenue - $3.3T from $2.9T

   US Annual Federal Spending - $4.0T from $3.2T

   Dow - 22,871.72 from 18,332.74
   Nasdaq- - 6,605.80 from 5,193.49

   S&P - 2,553.17 from 2,238.83

   Unemployment Rate: 4.1% from 4.8%
   % Living w/o Insurance: 9.0% from 8.9%
   % Living in Poverty: 12.9% from 13.5%

Trump's Key Economic Indicators Real-Time
(from January 20, 2017 Inauguration - present)

The "quality of life" will always outweigh the "quantity in life"!
Does It Matter, Help Your Own or Just Help?
September 18, 2017
It is just plain rude to count the money of another person. On the same token, it is just outright offensive to pass judgment or even offer opinions as to how others spend their money. However, it would be unconstitutionally egregious to the First Amendment to not scholastically research & resource the trends & statistical tendencies of any given culture.

With mass hunger, homelessness, helplessness, & hopelessness right here in the many urban areas of America’s largest metropolises, is it logical for the Black wealthy class to charitably assist other continents and countries before they help their own? Four wealthy Blacks have chosen to sponsor needy Blacks in places outside of North America. Oprah Winfrey, through her foundation, Love to Know, helps disadvantaged girls in South Africa. Beyonce Knowles, through her foundation, Bey Good, assist needy families in Nepal & Haiti. Jamie Foxx, through the Jamie Foxx Foundation, facilitates charity to children in African & Haiti. Finally, Serena Williams, through her name’s sake charitable organization, Serena Williams Foundation, helps impoverished children in Jamaica and Africa.

Should the American government allow tax incentives to the globally unfortunate before the needs of disadvantaged Americans are satisfied? Again, it is offensive for others to offer opinion or editorial on whom the Black wealthy class chooses to help. However, the wealthiest Black 1% owns 60% of all Black wealth creating a polarization of ethnic classism. As long as Black wealth goes elsewhere, this schism will only widen.

We commend and congratulate Oprah, Beyonce, Jamie, and Serena in their quest to eradicate global hunger. Each one of the families & children in Africa, India, Jamaica, & Haiti are extremely grateful as these are real world issues concerning real people with real & serious needs. It does however beg to leave this question, Will we ever achieve economic equality & social justice in this manner? In the meantime, the world needs help & Oprah, Beyonce, Jamie, Serena, and others are helping! Continued blessings upon you!
  1. Charity to Girls in South Africa
  2. Charity to Families, Hunger, & Education in USA, Nepal, & Haiti
  3. Charity to Children, Health, & Ed in Africa & Haiti
  4. Children & Poverty in Jamaica, Africa
Straight Out of Compton, Literally!
Compton’s Celebrity Trade Deficit: More Exports than Imports!

September 19, 2017
GDP, Exports, Imports, and Trade Deficits are all basic fundamental terms of macroeconomics. Although fundamental to macroeconomics, they also are basic, practical, and applicable to the microeconomics of street knowledge. GDP, “Gross Domestic Product”, is defined as the “total goods and services produced”. GDP determines the value of any given society. The country of Columbia’s value lies in their ability to produce coffee and bananas among other things while the country of Switzerland finds value in their ability to produce cheese, chocolates, clocks, banks, and money among other things. These goods and services when translated into money determine the wealth of that country or society.

If the City of Compton’s GDP was assessed and analyzed based upon the total goods and services produced from homegrown celebrities, Hip Hop, and athletic talent, it would easily be in the trillions of dollars. NWA, Death Row Records, After Math, Lynch Mob, Dr Dre, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Serena and Venus Williams, Anthony Anderson, Richard Sherman, James Harden, Baron Davis, Tiny Lister, Michel’le, Tayshaun Prince, Marcus Johnson, Dennis Johnson, Tyson Chandler, Cedric Ceballos, Henry Ellard, Easy E, and Suge Knight to say the least. Even such movies as Training Day and Straight Outta of Compton are products of Compton.

These are what you call “exports”.  An export is “a commodity, article, good, or service sold, traded, or shipped aboard.” The music, acting, athletics, movies, production, and publishing from these celebrities are literally in the trillions of dollars. It’s difficult to think on “exports” in economics without simultaneously considering “imports”. An import, the opposite of an export, is “a commodity, article, good, or service bought in from aboard for sale.” When exports exceed imports, the result is called a “trade deficit”.

The City of Compton has a serious trade deficit. I see the goods and services but where is the money? When one considers all of the talent produced “Straight out of Compton”, yet visualizes all of the businesses within the city limits, the conclusion is that there is little coming, “Straight into Compton”. As a matter of fact, there are few, if any, celebrities who still live in Compton but boastfully claim the City of Compton as their home.

In 2011, I took a job as the Executive Pastor and Chief Operating Officer of one of the oldest and largest Churches in Compton, founded in the 1950’s, yet had grown to a membership of better than a thousand congregants. The goal was to continue growth, maintain retention, engage in & outreach ministries, and petition successful Compton homegrown celebrities to economically support their hometown. This is what you classically call an "exercise in futility" as there is not one renown company, businesses, restaurant, music studio, or arena in all of the city funded or owned by a single celebrity native. This same Church sponsored a Celebrity Basketball Game in 2008 and 2009. However, instead of the celebrities contributing to the event, the children purchased the tickets to see the celebrities play. Economically, it’s called a “trade deficit”. Grandmamma called it, “ass backwards”. Even as the City of Compton receives revenue from movies and videos made within its jurisdiction, little of it gets to the children who need it most. Although many celebrities give back to their hometowns, what they take from them, trade deficits if you will, is the norm.

The wealthiest 1% of all Blacks currently owns 60% of all Black wealth. The impoverished bottom 35% owns zero to negative net worth not even living paycheck-to-paycheck as the payday advances on every corner suggests that they are no longer even making it to payday. The schism between the Black wealthy top 1% and everybody else within the Black community is economically widening. This is just another example of social injustice, economic inequality, and capitalistic segregation!

Morgan Freeman Elevates Philanthropy To Something Far More Valuable Than Money!

As the majority of Black celebrities influence and transmit entertainment onto succeeding generations of Black culture, Morgan Freeman uniquely and innovatively uses science as a higher standard of philanthropy.

Freeman expands the concept of Black Philanthropy beyond money, charitable organizations, and financial donations. Freeman's narration of the Science's Channel's viral documentary, "Through the Wormhole"  gives a deeper meaning to "Giving Back". The renown actor proves that contributions can be made to the Black culture and community from the Black wealthy class which are far more significant than economics.

In these documentaries, Freeman donates something far more precious than money, i.e., education and knowledge. Morgan uses his celebrity to influence humanity through the power of science.The wealthy are idealy poised to enhance the "quality of other's lives" with the "quantity of their own lives". Freeman enhances the "quality of other's lives" with the "quality of his own". Therefore, we celebrate not only his celebrity but also his humanity!

Wealth is not determined soley by income and revenue streams but spending habits, lifestyle, investments, and the ability to take advantage of tax incentives through philanthropy, donations, and various charitable organizations. The wealthy are idealy positioned to enhance the "quality of other's lives" with the "quantity of their own lives". Therefore, we celebrate not only their celebrity but their humanity!

Berry Gordy - The Berry Gordy Family Foundation
Beyonce Knowles - BeyGood/Survivor Foundation: Family, Hunger, & Education in USA, Nepal, & Haiti.
Chris Rock - Salvation Army: Freedom of Religion
Denzel Washington - Fisher House Foundation: Wounded Veterans
Diana Ross - Diana Ross Foundation
Diddy - Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Entrepreneurial Fund: Youth in NY & Education in DC
Dr Dre - Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology & the Business of Innovation: USC & Compton
Earvin "Magic" Johnson - Magic Johnson Foundation: Charity to HIV/AIDS, Scholarships, & Community
Eddie Murphy - Yeah Foundation: Homelessness and Education
Floyd Mayweather - Floyd Mayweather Jr Foundation: Youth & Empowerment
George Foreman - George Foreman Youth Center
Ice Cube - Ahaban: Autism
Jay-Z - Shawn Carter Foundation: Education/Higher Learning
Jamie Foxx - Jamie Foxx Foundation/California Community Foundation: Children, Health, & Ed in Africa & Haiti
Kayne West - Donda House: Youth, Arts, Wellness & Education
Kevin Hart - Childhood Cancer.
Kobe Bryant - Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation: Youth, Education, & Community
LeBron James - LeBron James Famiy Foundation: Youth & Education, University of Akron
Lil Wayne - One Family Foundation: Youth
Lionel Richie - The Lionel Richie Foundation
Mariah Carey - If Only: Charity to Australian Children
Master P - Vision for Compton: Hunger
Michael Jordan - Michael Jordan Education Club: Youth/Education
Morgan Freeman - Through The Wormhole: Science
Oprah Winfrey - Oprah Winfrey Foundation: Love to Know: Charity to Girls in South Africa
President Barack & Michelle Obama - Obama Foundation
Quincy Jones - Quincy Jones Foundation
R. Donahue Pebbles - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation: Charity to Education
Rihanna - The Believe Foundation: Cancer, Youth
Robert Johnson - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Care
Robert F. Smith - Fund II Foundation: Grants to African American Preservation, Human Rights, Environmental Conservation, Education, Empowerment
Russell Simmons - Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation: Inner City Youth
Samuel L. Jackson - The Samuel and LaTanya R. Jackson Foundation: Youth, Education, Arts, Culture, & Health
Samuel L. Jackson - Stuttering Foundation: Children, Adults, Health.

Serena Williams - Serena Williams Foundation/Serena Williams Fund: Children & Poverty, Jamaica, Africa
Shaquille O'Neal - Shaq: Boys and Girls Club of America
Shelia Johnson - Shelia C. Johnson Foundation: Charity to Youth in Arts, Education, & Health, Globally
Snoop Dogg - Snoop Youth Football League: Youth
Steve Harvey - The Harvey Foundation: Children
Tiger Woods - Tiger Woods Foundation: Education
Tina Turner - Beyond Foundation: Spiritual
Tyler Perry - The Perry Foundation: Youth, Education, Environment, Health, & Agriculture
Usher - Usher's New Look: Youth
Wendy Williams - The Hunter Foundation: Addiction, Family, Children, Food, Clothing, Shelter, & LGBT
Will Smith - Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation: Youth, Education, Arts, & Culture

Dr Dre, Humanitarian!

Kevin Hart, Philanthropist!

Kevin Hart, philanthropist and hottest celebrity in Black comedy, donates to children battling cancer.

"I don’t know how to do anything half-way, if I’m going to do it I’m going to give 110 percent to it....You’re dealing with kids who are dealing with illnesses that keep them confined to one area. If that’s all you’re seeing day to day, kids would much rather see something else", stated Hart.

Dr. Dre, humanitarian, record-setting music artist, and entrepreneur donates $10M to rebuild Compton High School from scratch.

"I want change a gangster culture in Compton that I have largely created", stated Dre.


Samuel L. Jackson Donates to Stuttering Foundation!

Who would have thought it? Samuel L. Jackson, gifted in his ability to character, communicate, and curse struggles with stammering. Jackson not only donates to the Stuttering Foundation but through his transparency and vulnerability has also donated hope to the millions who also experience the same challenges. 

Samuel L and his wife, LaTanya, are also big donors through their own foundation, Samuel and LaTanya R. Jackson Foundation that supports health, culture, arts, foster care, and their alma maters, Morehouse and Spellman. 

Yet another example of the Black wealthiest 1% bridging economic polarization!

Nikki Minaj, Beyonce,  Jay-Z, and LeBron James join the barrage of Black celebrities who are committed to college and university education through their generosity and charitable donations.


The Obama's continue making a difference on the world as private citizens. The ultimate influence impacts humanity with a "Fellow" foundation by combining the most influential people of the world into a single organization.

President Obama speaks on behalf of the "Obama Foundation" as they continue changing the world.

"I want you all to grow up and be the best at what you do! Don’t focus on being the next Floyd Mayweather or anyone else. I want you to be better than me or whomever you think is the best at what they do. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t be or what you can’t do. Follow your dreams and always believe in yourself."
Floyd Mayweather Jr

“If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time.
Your life will become better by making other people’s lives better.”
Will Smith

"There is "healing of self" when there is participation in the "healing of others"!"
Lewis Eldridge

Black Philanthropy