Despite the perception to the contrary, African Americans are philanthropic - in fact, Blacks give more than 8% of their discretionary income to charity, more than any other racial group in America. Blacks donate 25% more of discretionary income than their white counterparts and nearly two-thirds of African American households give formally to charities to the tune of more than $11 billion per year.  So why is the Black community perceived as a "taker" of charity rather than "giver"?  On the next Another View we'll talk about African American philanthropy with Valaida Fullwood, author of "Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists", Vivian Oden, Director of Donor Services with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, and Nicole Cleveland, Annual Fund Officer for WHRO Public Media.  Join us for the next Another View, Friday, August 17 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!