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Dr Claud Anderson Author of Powernomics

Dr Claud Anderson And The Path to Economic Power For The Black Community

Dr Claud Anderson is one of the best economic minds in Black America.

While the world is only just waking up to his philosophy after his appearance on Hidden Colors, the Black Conscious community has studied his work for years.

Dr Claud Anderson Youtube videos have changed the way we think about reparations, rebuilding Black communities, and personal finance. We compiled a few in our Group Economics playlist that you can watch by clicking here.

Keep reading to learn more about Dr. Anderson’s work, and why we call him both an educator and a liberator!

Who Is Dr Claud Anderson

Dr. Anderson has a broad base of experiences spanning education, business, federal and state politics and social reform.

He served as State Coordinator of Education in Florida during the 1970s, during which time he also founded the State Action Council, a coalition of Black leaders for political action in Florida.

He went on to serve as President Jimmy Carter’s Assistant Secretary in theU.S. Department of Commerce.

Dr. Anderson also became the first Black radio station owner ( WOWD-FM) in Tallahassee, Florida, and served as Executive Director of two economic development corporations for the city of Miami.

As special assistant to the 1988 Democratic Convention, he awarded 37% of the contracts to Blacks, a record that has not been reached or broken since.

Currently, Dr. Claud Anderson is President of The Harvest Institute, a nationally recognized think tank that works to help Black America become self-sufficient and economically competitive.

He is a Detroit native and holds a Ph. D in Education from Wayne State University.

He has been featured on The African History Network Show, in Ebony, Jet, and Business Wire Magazine, and has made thousands of guest appearances across the country.

In other words, he knows what he is doing and what he is talking about.

Powernomics – The Economic Philosophy of Dr Claud Anderson

The teachings of Dr. Anderson have become the principal economic philosophy of the Black Conscious Community for several reasons;

Dr. Anderson’s philosophy of re-integration of the fragmented Black communities of the world match our philosophy of “do for self”.

Dr. Anderson likens the effect integration to a person going through a metal detector at an airport security post.

The person can only pass through if he gives up his keys, his coins, his belt, his shoes, his brief case, and his wallet.

Like the person at the check point, Black people surrender all of their economic resources – and even elements of our identity – to “pass through” and be accepted into White society.

But unlike the airport analogy, the things we give up that are so important to us are never returned!

Dr Claud Anderson has repeatedly expressed the need for building Black economic coalitions, economic empires, and collectives.


Time is running out for Black men and women in the diaspora to secure our financial future.

With each drought and natural disaster, and with neocolonialism 2.0 becoming more of a reality every day, we come closer to the point of no return.

In a 1995 meeting of Philadelphia’s African American Chamber of Commerce, Dr Claud Anderson had this to say:

“Unless African Americans put together a coherent educational and economic strategy, they risk becoming a permanent underclass within 20 years.

Black business people will have to lead; you must build an alternative economic and educational system as soon as you can.

For 400 years, we’ve been in the lowest levels of a real-life Monopoly game. You do not have enough wealth and power to be competitive. And time is running out on you.”

Dr Claud Anderson has provided the Black community with a sensible blueprint for vertical integration of industries that matter to us.

In his groundbreaking book, PowerNomics : The National Plan to Empower Black America, he places a great deal of importance on building industries in Black communities that are constructed upon group competitive advantages.

“Black labor, in all its forms, is becoming obsolete,” he said.

Therefore, the need to create our own industries and employ members of our own community are imperative.

Dr. Anderson’s ideas should not be taken as the last word on group economics, but as the first.

We should have taken and ran with his ideas long ago by innovating, building black cooperatives and new economic models, and by insulating our economy from the disasters of the global economy as a whole.

Must Read Books By Dr Claud Anderson

SaleBestseller No. 1
Black Labor, White Wealth : The Search for Power and Economic Justice
161 Reviews
Black Labor, White Wealth : The Search for Power and Economic Justice
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Claud Anderson
  • Publisher: Powernomics Corp of Amer
SaleBestseller No. 2
PowerNomics : The National Plan to Empower Black America
144 Reviews
PowerNomics : The National Plan to Empower Black America
  • Dr. Claud Anderson
  • Publisher: Powernomics Corp of Amer
  • Edition no. 1 (02/01/2001)
SaleBestseller No. 3
A Black History Reader: 101 Question You Never Thought to Ask
11 Reviews
A Black History Reader: 101 Question You Never Thought to Ask
  • Dr. Claud Anderson
  • Publisher: PowerNomics Corporation of America, Inc.
  • Paperback: 291 pages
SaleBestseller No. 4
Dirty Little Secrets About Black History : Its Heroes & Other Troublemakers
85 Reviews
Dirty Little Secrets About Black History : Its Heroes & Other Troublemakers
  • African American accomplishments
  • Black History
  • Claud Anderson
Bestseller No. 5
The $5 A Day Stock Market Investing Plan:  A Basic Guide to Building Your Family Economic Empire
26 Reviews
The $5 A Day Stock Market Investing Plan: A Basic Guide to Building Your Family Economic Empire
  • Dr Boyce Watkins
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Paperback: 30 pages

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