Where Are All the Self-Employed Workers?

Along with a bunch of other, more headline-grabbing numbers, the Bureau of Labor Statisticsreported this morning that 14.4 million Americans were self-employed in January. Of those, 9.2 million were unincorporated self-employed workers and another 5.2 million were incorporated. That’s interesting, given that back in January 2000 (which is as far as the BLS tally of the incorporated self-employed … Continue reading

Homeless Army vet is transformed, GQ-ready: Time-lapse video

Something as simple as a haircut can change your life. Just ask U.S. Army veteran Jim Wolf. Click below for the full article. Vet Makeover (LA Times Magazine)   

Money & Meaning

Allow me to make something overwhelmingly clear. Simply because I have chosen a profession that has the potential to make me rich and if I invest my money intelligently, wealthy, that does not mean I have in some way abdicated my feelings or responsibilities toward my role in creating the world I want to see … Continue reading

New Home No Home

I’ve been in Los Angeles nearly two months now.  I’m blessed to be a student in the number one film and television producing program in the country in the number one film school in the country.  My only reluctance about moving to this city was the reality of its unreality.  The glitz and glamour were … Continue reading

Graduation…where dey do dat at?

Melissa Harris-Perry Speaks at Wellesley College Commencement 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO4mepx-7vU&feature=plcp While I went to my college of communication graduation, I did not attend my university-wide graduation particularly because the speaker was a state congressman who, it seemed, was virtually unknown to nearly all of my classmates. The announcement that said congressman would be the commencement speaker … Continue reading