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Week of July 24, 2011

Global Black Enterprise
Connect Locally and Globally

The internet is a vast territory containing millions of websites. Our job at Global Black Enterprise is to compile those black stories we think are relevant to uplift and motivate, and hopefully those reading will learn something in the process.

What is globalization?
http://www.globalization101.org/What_is_Globalization.html

What does it mean to be black?
 http://theblacksentinel.wordpress.com/2007/09/07/what-does-it-mean-to-be-black/
The meaning of Enterprise
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/enterprise

Burke Notes:

The Global Enterprise 100 is here. I have conceptualized a list of what I would like to become the Global Black Enterprise 100 of companies that have the interests of blacks all over the globe. These corporations operate all around the globe and will consist of companies such as McDonald’s, Cocoa Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, Shell, Exxon Mobil, Ford and General Electric. We in the United States look up to these corporations because they employ a lot of black people. These are global corporations that operate all around the world, but do they treat all black consumers around the world as they do in the United States.
I plan to look at how they operate around the globe and the benefits derived from their operations when it comes to black consumers. We all know they are good corporate citizens when they operate in the United States, but in less developed country they cut corners because local governments with corrupt officials allow them to get away with things they would not get away with in developed countries.
I will be looking at such data as how many blacks around on their board to look for the interest of blacks and how they operate in other parts of the world. I will track their progress in reference to the benefits derived as consumers of the products produce by the company. Even though we might not own the means of production, I think we can derive benefits from these corporation through employment by them, becoming a part of  their supply chain, spending in our communities through philantropic efforts,  and in the case of franchises, gain some of the profits by becoming a franchiser.  This list will keep them all honest, because people in many countries have choices of the companies they buy product from and become as satisfied consumer.



African Americans Abroad

http://www.farai.com/from-crisis-to-opportunity-my-transition-from-journalism-to-business/

From Crisis to Opportunity: My Transition from Journalism to Business

Business
http://allafrica.com/stories/201107260119.html
BRICs Scramble for Africa Markets

http://www.onepeoples.com/current/greatcompanies.html

Great Companies for Blacks

Ghana Stock Exchange’s offer of Tullow Oil begins on July 27

http://diversityinc.com/article/8235/How-to-Get-More-Blacks-and-Latinos-in-Accounting/
How to Get More Blacks and Latinos in Accounting

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/07/26/republic-of-congo-is-the-new-made-in-africa-tablet-actually-chinese/

Republic of Congo: Is the New ‘Made In Africa’ Tablet Actually Chinese?

http://www.blacknews.com/news/marvin_wilcher_african_americans_solar_power101.shtml

Solar Power: African Americans May Miss The Boat, Again!

Culture

Census: Wealth Gap Widens Between Whites and Minorities

http://www.blackvoicenews.com/news/news-wire/46538-race-a-factor-in-pennsylvania-public-school-funding.html

Race a Factor in Pennsylvania Public School Funding?

Economy

http://www.blackvoicenews.com/commentary/more-commentary/46549-african-ambassadors-dazzle-black-entrepreneurs.html

African Ambassadors Dazzle Black Entrepreneurs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-roth/racial-wealth-gap_b_911351.html

Budgeting for Greater Inequality

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2011/07/job-seeker-mindset-training.html

Job Seeker Mindset Training

Health

http://healthmarketinnovations.org/blog/2011/jul/22/encouraging-innovation-meeting-health-worker-shortages

Encouraging innovation, meeting health worker shortages

http://www.thegrio.com/health/from-baltimore-to-botswana-making-the-climate-change-connection.php

From the Bronx to Botswana: Making a climate change connection

http://www.thegrio.com/health/ghana-eradicates-guinea-worm-after-23-year-fight.php

Ghana eradicates Guinea worm after 23-year fight

Personalities

http://www.blackvoicenews.com/news/46512-lillian-mobley-queen-of-the-community-succumbs.html

Lillian Mobley, Queen of the Community, Succumbs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/black-teens-unusual-talen_n_910709.html

Tyler Thompson, Black California Teen, Has An Unusual Special Talent: Singing Chinese Opera

Compiler’s Biography:
My name is Colly A. Burke and  I am the compiler of this indexed newsletter. As a senior in high school I took international relations and I was hooked on how the world work globally. The previous 4 years the die was cast when I started reading the Wall Street Journal and eventually graduated to the Financial Times. Throughout the years I earned a couple degrees and started a couple of businesses that failed, but I never got globalization out of my blood. In 2010 I received my MBA from University of Phoenix in Global Management, and thought that it would be a great idea to cut through the internet clutter and give black people, those who are interested in global affairs the information that matters and hopefully make them  better understand, including myself aware of what is happening around us locally and globally. My intent is to  try and connect the links of where we as a people are heading and the path to getting their. Globalization is here to stay and the smoother the path can be made, the better it will be for all our people. I am developing a blog at http://www.globalblackenterprise.com and I am the owner of http://www.caribisle.net, where I sell products that pamper your feet.

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