While African Americans are more likely to live in poverty than any other ethnic group, America is also home to the biggest group of wealthy, highly successful black people in the world. Now, 1 in 50 African American families are millionaires, forming part of a new ‘black elite’.
Property developer Don Peebles is one of the richest and most powerful businessmen in America. He’s been nicknamed the “Black Trump” and has estimated net worth of 700 million dollars.
In Georgia, Atlanta this black bourgeoisie has seized power. In Texas, Psyche Terry and her husband have created a cosmetic empire and are invited to every social event in Dallas. At the same time, the “buy black” movement encourages community business and even has its own black Amazon.
While Ethiopia may be one of Africa’s most dynamic countries, social inequality and poverty have far from disappeared. As a result tensions are growing, and those left behind by this economic boom are calling for rebellion.More info
Black, confident and proud of their origins and their successes. They live for luxury, parties, and overt signs of wealth. Meet the Africans of Paris; a community full of surprises and quirks, and yet fully integrated into French society.More info
Discover a different side of Congo, other than the war and suffering. The sapeurs adhere to a subculture of high fashion. They may be surrounded by extreme poverty but as Yves Saint Laurent, President of the Sapeur Association, explains, they’re always dressed impeccably in Versace or Prada.More info