In Ghettonation: A Journey Into the Land of Bling and Home of the Shameless, Cora Daniels writes that the ghetto lifestyle popularized by urban African-Americans and Latinos is destructive for these communities and for American society as a whole. She argues that ghetto culture teaches young people to value money, sex, and fame over education, social advancement, and marriage.
Cora Daniels is the author of Black Power Inc: The New Voice of Success. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, USA Today, Essence, Forture, Savoy, and Honey.
Cora Daniels is an award-winning journalist and author. Her work has appeared in Fortune, the New York Times, Essence, O: The Oprah Magazine, USA Today, Heart and Soul, FSB: Fortune Small Business, and Savoy. She has been a staff writer at Fortune and an editor at Working Mother magazine and is currently a contributing writer for Essence.
A sought after expert on diversity and business issues she has served as a commentator on ABC News, CNN, CNBC, BET, NPR, and the Charlie Rose Show. In 2002 she spearheaded Fortune's first ever search for the 50 most powerful Black executives in America. In 2005 her much acclaimed Fortune cover story The Bravest Generation, about the original Black corporate pioneers, created national attention for this overlooked part of civil rights history.
One of the things about these so called Black writers and academics is their lack of dedication to their own material. I wrote this Cora Daniels in an effort to discuss with her some aspects of her book. I introduced myself and wrote about my experiences and how I was managing to find soultions to the issues of so called Black America. As always with most of these people, this Cora Daniels simply ignored my letter to her. This leads me to believe that these writers who claim to represent important or contraversial issues are mearly milking the book tree. Latching on to whatever they can find that may generate publicity for them. They have no sense of solidarity, respect or concern for black american people. Nor are they dedicated t oopen hoenst discussion about the issues or at the very least open to correspondance. But this is commonplace now. Professional disrespect is rampant and common courtesy is non-existant. it is because of that and these phonies Like Cora Daniels that I no longer believe this country or in any hope for black american people. What Mrs. Danials didn't count on is the fact that I can play to elitist game too and I run in certain circles with some, um , established people. Her dismissal of me and my letter have not gone un-noticed. By ignoring people who have a genuine interest in communication and offering solutions. She only hurts herself. yet here is another Black Man hating Oprah endorsed lackey. Sprouting garbage to the mainstream media with absolutely no interest or desire to stand behind or support open dialog with other black american people. It is unfortunate but we will never forget.