BLACK EMPOWERMENT MOVEMENTA movement started years ago for Black people to buy all of their items from Black owned and operated businesses; bank with Black owned and operated banks; use Black owned and operated services like Black owned and operated dry cleaners or Black owned and operated car shops; and move into Black controlled neighborhoods. Along with this is to buy homes in Black controlled neighborhoods. And, to open up businesses in Black controlled neighborhoods.
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The reality is, government is not going to save us, religion is not going to save us, helping our own brothers and sisters, living together and starting and supporting Black commerce will. Realize that government has failed us. Black leaders have failed us. Religion has failed us. Those are the facts. Pull your head out of the sand and recognize that we are now in last place, even behind white and indian mexicans that just swam across the river. We are last in every single economic list and have always been.
Empowerment comes from within not without. So many Blacks look to others for help when we could and can help ourselves. We need to own up to certain issues we dare not talk about: teen pregnancy; abortion; young marriage rate falling. Tackle these and most of the dangerous issues take care of themselves. If young couples were encouraged to get married, instead of staying apart, having babies out of wedlock or worse, going through with infanticide, our community would stabilize and the criminal element would drastically fall. If older couples would advise young couples and be there for support, those issues would dramatically decrease. If more affluent Black men would counsel and teach young Black men, Black empowerment would be a reality.
For those thinking that moving into a Black neighborhood is segregationist, understand that the Italians do it, Jews do it, Mormons do it, Asians do it, Hispanics do it. Everyone but Black people move to be with their people and financially support each other. Black people also fall prey to people calling them separatists, meanwhile the very person calling the Black people a separatist, lives in a community of their own.
It is time out to listen to the pie in the sky rhetoric preached by those would gladly see the Black community fail and continue to fail. We need to change our language and our dialogue. We're not slurs. We're brothers and sisters. We're not punks, we're businessmen. We're not bourgeois, we're entrepreneurs. We're not hoes, we're ladies. We're not b****s, we're African princesses. We're not slurs, we're African princes. We don't live in a ghetto [ a word used to describe a jewish settlement ], we live in a Black controlled neighborhood.
We don't need Black teens getting pregnant out of wedlock, being abandoned by their mates and then going on a system that will either enslave her with welfare, food stamps and medicaid, or worse encourage her to commit infanticide, we need to have people young couples can go to discuss the dangers and pitfalls of young love and having gender too early, when the consequences last a life-time.
We don't need young Black men hanging out in the street with no hope of a future, being harassed by bully policemen, who's only desire is to bolster the city and state's money by throwing them in jail and into the private prison system. We need affluent Black men to be on call so that those Black men could be being mentored and taught about business and raising a family.
We don't need Black families destroyed by an economic downturn with no savings and nothing to fall back on, and divorce or violence ensuing. We need affluent Black men to take the husband / fathers aside and coach them on starting a business and amassing Black wealth, so that no one else can control their economic destiny.
WE CAN DO THIS!
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