Category: Political Economy

July 20, 2016 Jared Ball 24 Comments

In this edition of imixwhatilike! we spend a day in the life of explaining, discussing and debating what i call The Myth of Black Buying Power. The myth claims Black America has more than $1 trillion in annual spending power which confuses many about the nature of capitalism, economic inequality or the meaning of “power” itself.

July 14, 2016 Jared Ball 0 Comments

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble joined us again to discuss how her work on the political economy of the internet is playing out in current media coverage of the deaths of Black people. Money and audience are generated for a variety of media and their political and commercial sponsors but little is said of the trauma and political stagnation imposed upon affected Black communities, audiences and activists.