This book advances the view that concentrated black power is the backbone of the Democratic Party and, as such, black empowerment represents the last hope for the US both domestically and internationally. Through analyses of secondary data, historical archives, and a variety of political and economic statistical indicators, it examines the relationship between black empowerment and America's global stature across its history, exploring the socio-historical context in which obstacles to black empowerment have occurred and the strategies that have been adopted across time for its realization. An examination of what Black political, legal, economic and cultural power looks like, The Fight for Black Empowerment in the USA makes an urgent call for the up-lift and empowerment of the black population, without which the nation faces irreversible political and economic dysfunction domestically, and a loss of its status as a global superpower. As such, it will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in racial and ethnic inequalities and contemporary American society.

chapter 1|22 pages

In Search of Power

Getting the Big Piece of Chicken

chapter 2|26 pages

The Old Deal – Frenemy of the State

chapter 4|97 pages

The Political Leverage of Black Power

chapter 5|36 pages

Politics as Usual

chapter 6|59 pages

No Permanent Friends, No Permanent Enemies

chapter 7|33 pages

Everybody Eats