The author and creator of a strategy aimed at economically empowering the black community is scheduled to speak in Macon on Monday.
Claud Anderson, the author of “PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America,” says he’ll discuss how blacks can control more resources and improve group wealth. “The Power Breakfast with Dr. Claud Anderson” will take place from 7-9 a.m. at the Macon Convention Center.
Black people are considered a permanent underclass of society after suffering through slavery, Jim Crow laws and another 50 years of “benign neglect,” Anderson said.
“My books talk about what black folks need to do to become more self-sufficient, independent and a competitive group in this nation,” he said.
Even today, blacks control less than 1 percent of the nation’s wealth, which is the about the same following the Civil War.
“After 150 years they have not moved one iota,” Anderson said.
The event is being produced by Carlton Pitts as part of the Pro Beauty Show weekend. He said he hopes this is the first of a series where experts of economics in the black community come to Macon.
“Macon is in desperate need for a program that is implemented and carried through that engages the entire community,” Pitts said. “We’re looking for those methods to shine a light on so those individuals can become a part of the economic pie.”
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“The Power Breakfast with Dr. Claud Anderson” will be held Monday from 7-9 a.m. at the Macon Convention Center. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit www.probeautyshow.com