Black Tax, by Sifiso Mkhonto (pictured). "Black tax" is money that Black professionals send home to their families. It may be a small part of their income, or almost all of it. OBSERVATION: Significant is that this is Sifiso's second article for a major news service. I have been mentoring him for almost a year, and he has come along in leaps and bounds -- to a large extent because he pays attention to what I teach him. This article is not a sensation -- yet -- but it is competitive. It has a good readership.