Listened to Tavis Smiley, who was a guest on yesterday morning's Front Page radio show on KJLH in Los Angeles. He said the coolest thing... something that really stuck with me all day regarding black people and money. To paraphrase:
"We spend money we don't have... on things we don't need... to impress people we don't like (or who don't particularly like us.)"
Part of his promotion of a program to help people build their financial futures... and not just focus on today.