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It’s Time for Black People to Own Our Own Stuff

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Quick Note from Dr. Boyce Watkins – Your Black World

Recent unemployment data shows that black unemployment went up in every demographic while white unemployment declined across the board.  Both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had dreams, one of which involved the pursuit of economic independence for our community.  Since their deaths, we’ve forgotten about this part of their dream, but it’s time that we come together to make it into a reality.

via It’s Time for Black People to Own Our Own Stuff | The Boyce Blog.

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  1. HAIL!!!! LORD OF URIM(LIGHT) AND THUMMIM(PERFECTION)!!!! HAIL!!! YAHWEH ALYON(LORD MOST HIGH)!!! GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY!!!! HAIL!! LOVING, INTREPID, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE OF THE RAINBOW SEPIA SPECTRUM OF LIFE!! —WILD AS IT MAY SEEM MY PEOPLE, THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD IS THAT THE BLACK AMERICA THAT CORPORATIONS PATRONIZE AND THAT ECONOMISTS IGNORE AND SOCIOLOGIST MOURN IS ONE OF THE RICHEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD. FOUNDED BY 8 GOD INSPIRED BLACK MEN LEAD BY FAITH ALONE; RICHARD ALLEN, ABSOLOM JONES, JOSEPH JOHNSON, SAMUEL BOSTON, CATO FREEMAN, CAESAR CRANCHILL, JAMES POTTER, WILLIAM WHITE AND ONE OF MANY FOUNDING BLACK MOTHER’S, PHILLIS WHEATLY, WAS FOUNDED ON APRIL 12TH, 1787, ON A THURSDAY IN A TOWN CALLED PHILIDELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA BY THE NAME OF “THE AFRICAN FREE SOCIETY”, A SOCIAL COMPACT THAT WAS A COMBINATION ” CHURCH, MUTUAL AID SOCIETY, AND EMBYONIC POLITCAL CELL , IS RICHER THAN COUNTRIES LIKE SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, INDIA, KOREA, AUSTRALIA, MEXICO, AND BELGUIM. MINUTES LATER THIS SOCIETY FOUNDED ITS OWN INDEPENDENT CHURCH OF WORSHIP CALLED ” THE AFRICAN METHODISTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH(AME-CHURCH) FOUNDED AGAIN BY RICHARD ALLEN(BISHOP) AND DANIEL COKER(BISHOP). THE FOUNDER OF ALL OUR GREAT FREEDOM FIGHTING BLACK ORGANIZATIONS AND “CONCIOUS BLACK INTELLIGENCIA” OR THE BLACK SCHOOL. AS CALCULATED BY THE WBA(WORLD BANK ATLAS) OUR BLACK AMERICA(AFRICA AMERICA) IS THE 11TH RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, AT AN ANNUAL INCOME OF $646 BILLION DOLLARDS( $ 646,000,000,000 ) A YEAR AND AS OF THIS YEAR WE WILL RISE TO $ 1 TRILLION DOLLARS( $ 1,000,000,000,000) ; IS AT THE SAME TIME ONE OF THE POOREST AND MOST OPPRESSED COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, FOR IT CONTROLS NEITHER ITS ECOCNOMICS NOR ITS POLITICS AND BILLIOINS OF DOLLARS THAT FLOW INTO BLACK COMMUNITES ARE SYSTEMATICALLY SIPHONED OFF AND USED TO ENRICH OTHERS. AND AS YOU KNOW–“POLITICAL POWER SOONER OR LATER FOLLOWS ECONOMIC POWER”–. AS OBSERVED AND COMMENTED ON BY A WHITE ANALYST, AMERICA IN GENERAL GOT INTO THIS ECONOMIC SHAPE BY ITS INABILITY TO DEAL WITH ITS OWN PERSONAL DEBT: FOR YEARS BORROWING MONEY AND NOT PAYING IT BACK. HE SAID THAT TO GET BACK TO A PRERECESSION ECONOMY AMERICAN BUSINESS HAS TO PRODUCE 250, OOO JOBS A MONTH FOR THE NEXT 2.5 YEARS IRREGUARDLESS OF WHAT THE GOVERNMENT CUTS, CREATES, STIMULATES, OR APPROPIATES. WE CAN’T IMITATE THESE WHITE AMERICANS AND BE SUCCESSFUL. WE CAN GET OUR ECOCNOMIC HOUSE TOGETHER WHETHER THEY CAN OR NOT. WE CAN DO THE IMPOSSIBLE AND WE HAVE AND AT ALL LEVELS DO IT EVERY DAY AND HAVE DONE IT IN THE PAST(SLAVERY, JIM CROW, AND THE NEW JIM CROW). OUR WAY IS LOVE. JESUS TOLD US TO LOVE YE ONE ANOTHER AND WHEN WE DID THIS, EVERYTHING LAID OUT BEFORE US BY “GOD” WE STARTED SEEING AND WE STATRTED PUTTING IT TOGETHER. LIKE IT OR NOT OUR SKIN IS STILL BLACK AND WE NEED PRIDE CAUSE “A MAN WITHOUT PRIDE AIN’T WORTH A DAMN”— BY {DR., COACH EDDIE G. ROBINSON OF THE GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTTBALL TIGERS}. OUR HISTORY, BIBLICAL AND INTO LIGHT, IS A SOURCE OS PRIDE AND IN OUR HISTORY OU WILL FIND THAT IRREGADLESS OF HOW OR WHAT WHITE AMERICA DID WRONG TO ITSELF, WE DIDN’T IMATATE THEM IN OUR HOMES OR OUR COMMUNITIES. WE FOLLOWED GOD,S COMMANDMENTS AND LAWS. OF COURSE SOME OF GOT RICH AND OR WELL TO DO AND ALSO SATISFIED AND OF COURSE THERE WERE TRIAL AND TRIBULATIONS, BUT HE TEST OUR FAITH WITH THESE. WE HAVE TO GET OUR POOR/RICH SELVES PUT BACK TOGETHER AND PUT SOME LASTING LOVE IN OUR HEARTS BY GOD’S MERCY AND HELP AND SOME MONEY IN OUR POCKETS LIKE WE OUGHT TO HAVE. EDUCATION IS OF COURSE A NECESSITY. READY WHEN Y’ALL ARE…… BYE Y’ALL, LOVE Y’ALL!!!! —DATA FROM PAGE 453, 76 AND 77 OF LERONE BENNETT JR.’S BOOK BEFORE THE MAYFLOWER A HISTORY OF BLACK AMERICA, ISBN-978-0-87485-0079.

    • I didn’t read all that you said, but patronize and buy from http://www.besmusicgroup.com. “Your One Stop Music Shop” for all of your music needs. Give the gift of music for the holidays. Oh by the way. It is black own.

  2. The minority unemployment rate will not rise until we have unemployment for the general population to go down to about 5%. People hire who they know, like and seem to be more like them. Since, America is more than 60% white, and a higher percentage are rich, upper class or middle class, then it stands to reason, why minorities are hired less. Therefore, it is not racism, but favortism. Thus, minorities must seek solutions that help all Americans so that they can help themsleves. Once we are back to work, we must save our money, invest in ourselves, and get out of the mentality of looking for a job, but what we can do, to make money on our own.

    The number one issue we have is jobs. I believe that we should hire 15 million people at 36k a year for one year and place them in different federal agencies. This would cost 540 Billion dollars. This can be paid by the Federal Reserve. Returning veterans would be great candidates for employees. The are already in the federal system.

    The people who would be hired for a year will get good job experience, the agencies that have been decimated for the last 30 years would get the needed manpower they need to do their job competently. The tax base will increase to the city, county, states and federal government when they pay taxes. Small businesses and corporations will benefit when they via for the new money going into the economy.

    The problem in our economy is not regulations, but lack of demand, lack of disposable money in the hand of people that will spend the money. So money going to the rich will not work. Money does not trickle down from the rich to the poor and then evaporate. Money drains from the poor, to the middle class, to the upper class to the super rich, and then settles, and collects there. The only way to stimulate the economy is by investment or taxation.

    If the rich will not invest, the government must tax, and create jobs to get the unemployment rate at 5% or below. Look at the history of what has been tried by the republican idea of giving money to the rich: They told us that we needed to pass TARP to save the nation. But the money was just given to the rich, walls street, and big corporations. Additionally the FED loaned out 7.7 Trillion dollars. They did not tell us, because the congress did not know that the FED loaned out 7.7 Trillion dollars to these same people. Then the nation bought their loans back at 3%. A money making machine. Still the rich did not hire.

    When the rich got all of this money, why didn’t they help us? Why didn’t they invest in America? Why didn’t they help the nation refinance homes, and give loans to the American People? Because of capitalist greed, a sense of superioty, and the fact that trickle down economics from the rich to the poor does not work.

    What will work? Direct hire. The federal government needs to hire people into the federal government, as temp hires for one year. 15 million at 36k a year. This will stimulate the economy, help out the agencies that have been desimated by budget cuts, and give the new hires a skill they can parlay into a private sector job. Remember money does not trickle down from the rich to the poor, then disappear. Money drains from the poor to the working class at the top, then to the middle class in the middle, then to the upper and the rich class at the bottom. Money does not disappear, it either churns, in the economy or settles and collects with the rich. If the Federal Reserve can loan 7.7 Trillion dollars to the rich, then htey can sell bonds to raise 540 billion to get the nation’s unemployment down to 5%. Please, call me or email me back should you have any comments questions about this post. Mike attymikepete@aol.com, (404) 552-5388.

  3. Yes we can! How can we get this message out to the masses, when do we start and who will lead this? I am down for whatever! I will be checking back on this blog on the regular. Let’s do this darn thing!

  4. I left the white corporate world in 1989 and have not look back. I was onr who felt I could not make it on my own. How, wrong I was. I had two teen club’s, created my own newspaper, I owned a multi building with various businesses for youth of color. I sold all and turned to writing. I did not wait for the white publishers to decide if they would pay me for my writings. I did it on my own. ( self-published). It was hard work and it sold over 100,000 copies. I have a nice living. I am now working on creating theather. I also cook dinners for the public and my boyfriend created his own tv and radio station. We cannot continue to rely on them. We can do for ourselves if we just believe and know that God did not make a mistake with People of African descent. By the way my book can be ordered at http://www.wix.com/gran54/blackmen. BLACK PEOPLE WAKE-UP! YOU CAN DO IT!

  5. It’s always been time. Garvey knew it. The Nation Of Islam has been running it for years. Unfortunately the reality is that for eons we did own our own but that reality has been shifted by the introduction of 500 yrs. of self-hatred doctrines and that those other than our own are now more important or at least our gatekeeper. Frankly I feel it boils down to how deeply ingrained the programming and brainwashing has registered. Someone like a Herman Cain whose as brainwashed as they get claiming those who don’t think like him are brainwashed is about as pathetic as it gets, however Herman espouses getting his own this way: I got mine, lte them get theirs.
    I just hope that we’re able to retain those resources, customs, traditions, that we can still claim as our own in the process. One of the ugly realities of Capitialism( and I don’t mean wealth or money)is that it extracts its wealth from the masses and doesn’t allow the masses access to the process unless they’re willing to sell their soul to get in. Hard work is a given, but selling to the highest bidder with these diminishing returns are folly.
    Ujamaa Deals sounds like a good start. I’m all for it. I just hope this isn’t another case of someone trying to re-invent the wheel.

  6. I agree ,that’s why I am pushing my business and other Black positive legal businesses I know of.

  7. How about you niggers get a job, buy your own shit and quit living off the white mans taxes. Quit stealing and shiting out nigglets you can’ afford to feed without welefare

  8. As one who is still trying after going on two years on faith to get his own business up and running so that I can be able to give someone a job sooner or later. I have observed how the young blacks want you to give them your product for nothing,tell you that your prices are to high go to the other man’s place, pay him whatever he ask and pay. People will come in and make the comment that ” This place is clean” so I will ask them is it suppose to be a grease spoon , even the health Inspector made the same comment. People come in and ask me to lone them money and they won’t even come in and buy a soda. I gave away free samples on a Saturday, unannounced, and people came in from the other side of town to get free samples, but has never come back to buy anything. The different charitable organizations come in for donations but have never ask me to cater to any of their functions or if I was able to.The other thing in opening up your own business is it seem like the powers to be go out of their way to try and put you out of business, the Banks use low credit scores as the new way to red line black businesses even though an African who just got here yesterday can get money from the Banks. It seems that we are damed if we try too open our own businesses and damed if we don’t. I expect to get what I’ve gotten from them but to get no support from family and friends who encouraged you that is still taking some time to a just to.The other observed thing is not wanting you to own your building. It’s OK if you pay the white man rent, but they seem to have problems with us owning our own. To Ray Cist I ask you why are you all afraid for us to do something for ourselves.

  9. Divine Love Meets My every Need.

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