*New York, NY — Economist Dr. Julianne Malveaux will sign copies of her newest title Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economics History at the Hue-Man Bookstore this Thursday.
The book signing will take place at 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd. in New York at 6pm.
Dr. Malveaux, who recently returned from a humanitarian mission to Haiti with the Institute for the Black World’s Haiti Support Project, Pilgrimage and Assessment Delegation, will offer a limited number of copies of the book, available for purchase at the bookstore and at www.juliannemalveaux.com.
Surviving and Thriving touches on the history of blacks in the US economy- a group whose spending power reaches $913 billion per year- and their successes and setbacks throughout time. The work, published by Dr. Malveaux’s company Last Word Productions, Inc, is already receiving rave reviews from some of the nation’s most influential black scholars and leaders.
Dr. Malveaux sets out to explain how historically blacks have played a substantial role in the economic health of the nation.
“When people say that African Americans don’t “do” economics, or don’t “do” finance, I want to tell them about Free Frank McWhorter, about Maggie Lena Walker, about Madame CJ Walker, about Dr. Sadie TM Alexander, about Robert S. Browne, the founder of the Black Economic Research Center, contemporary business, finance, labor and reparations mavens,” Dr. Malveaux said.
Surviving and Thriving is being released during one of the greatest financial meltdowns in U.S. history. With unemployment rates disproportionately affecting African Americans (approximately 15%), Dr. Malveaux’s book demonstrates how blacks have managed their finances during times of despair and prosperity.
“African Americans survive and thrive in this country because we choose to believe, in the face of much contrary evidence, that we can play and win a game that is slanted against us,” Dr. Malveaux said.
In a calendar format, Dr. Malveaux recalls an event that will appear on every calendar day. Featuring black and white photos from notable museums and cultural centers, such as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the book highlights black entrepreneurs, media moguls and real estate tycoons. In addition, it touches on the traumatic events that changed the landscape of Black America, such as the burning of the “Black Wall Street” or the racial clashes in post-slavery days in Wilmington, NC, once home of some of the wealthiest blacks in the country. Dr. Malveaux not only reminds the reader of the prosperity of a group of people who have historically been disenfranchised, but also highlights their potential to achieve greater wealth.
Surviving and Thriving features a foreword by Cathy Hughes, the founder, chair and secretary of Radio-One. In addition, Dr. Malveaux received endorsements from Dr. Juliet Walker, founder/director of the Free Frank New Philadelphia Historic Preservation Foundation; journalist, social activist and political commentator Jeff Johnson; Hazel Trice Edny, Interim Executive Director of the National Newspaper Publishers Association; and Dr. Avis Jones DeWeever of the National Council of Negro Women.
Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economics History (ISBN 978-0-165-34278-8) retails for $14.95 in paperback. For more information on Dr. Julianne Malveaux, visit www.juliannemalveaux.com.