The line outside of Gucci is not only breaching covid protocols but the ancestors are dissappointed smh. Garvey for sho. Black people need to start organizing to become recession proof, pandomonium proof. No worries im already on it because ive been blessed with forward thinking and a loud ancestral voice with a Jamaican accent always guiding me. $1400 once in a blue moon not getting us off the bottom of the economic ladder. that aint closing the wealth gap. thats not building new jobs or ownership opportunities. Yall deserve $1400 a week accumatively
Ive always been very hesitant of celebrating the 1st Black this or that because Ive always felt that its more of an accomplishment for those who worked overtime to keep Black faces out of White spaces. I know we have been qualified, skillful, smart enough etc well before they finally decided to intergrate. When they control the system, they control the narrative and now we act like Black representation in historically racist institutions is#goals. thats just me however.
After Coming to America 2 there has been a rise in interest in the African Diaspora returning home to create a global superpower. If any generation was primed to start the process its ours. We need to push for that 6th region of the African Union spot, create the voters bloc, and do exactly what J Edgar Hoovers FBI was terrified of: Global Black Unity.
the british royal family being lowkey racist quizzing her babies complexion and all this is exactly why some of us were not celebrating this "black princess" stuff. The real Black princess is in this app somewhere. I see no value in being a part of the incestous royal family.
we highly recommend reading this book when searching for what ways you can get involved in helping your people. UNIA owned restaurants, grocery stores, produced plays, etc. Black Star Line shipping was just another puzzle peice to liberation. UNIA was well ahead of its time. a black owned and operated conglomerate.
Have you ever considered taking your field of expertise and creating a competitor for whomever the top company is in that industry? and would you use it to improve the socioeconomic position of your people?
Yes and yes
Yes and no
No but i would
best thing about a black owned and operated platform is that in times where my city is being plotted on by racists and the rumblings of it being an inside job are circling there is one place to trust to talk safely about planning. 🙌🏿
So in conclusion. In 2021 New Era DMV will be building the option to become shareholders/members/citizens that can utilize this agenda and work towards changing the dynamic. All the energy used to elect Biden/Harris can be utilized with this agenda. Trump is out of office so there is no bigger fish to fry. BOBs are closing left and right and boycotts of white businesses do not build wealth for us unless we build a competitor. Its a n affordable situation so there is no excuse. I welcome all thoughts and questions. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽
To build a microeconomy we will need to use methods that were succesful in the past and modernize them. Marcus Garveys UNIA used investment capital to build a plethora of businesses under the UNIA umbrella. NOI collects $1.75 a week from its members to fund the businesses under their umbrella sustainability. We can use our pocket change to invest and sustain our own economic solution. We can be the shareholders that matter. With 40+ million here we can generate $40+ million a week to use to build whatever we want and need.
This is Unilever. They are a conglomerate whos funding allows for these brands to expand operations and ultimately their reach and revenue. BOBs have been fighting an uphill battle because they solely rely on our patronage. We have never thought about owning a peice of every BOB with the intention of expanding them into household names. This formula is being used in a lot of industries. For example, a european conglomerate owns Giant and other grocery store chains here in the states and other countries. Our turn to be in position to buy BET . (cotd)
This is the platform to discuss black empowerment. This platform gives agency and that is a vital peice of the black power puzzle. in the full clip of Dr Andersons presentation he mentions how does one organize their people without having a platform to do so?... well thats ttaken care of now. So moving on, one of the reasons I joined New Era outside of all the good work that was being done is the potential to make Dr Andersons vision a reality. With Chapters across the country this org is uniquely positioned to build a gamechanger. (cotd)