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Black People : What you think about National Blackout Day Nov. 2?

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  1. kemetkind

    kemetkind Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I've been hearing people talk about this for a minute...I imagine it won't have much impact but it might at least bring some attention...It's not a new idea.

    Whatcha think?



    NEWS RELEASE
    October 11, 2007 Contact: Rogina Knight, Syndication One
    For Immediate Release 301-429-3236

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    WARREN BALLENTINE "THE PEOPLE’S ATTORNEY" IS CALLING FOR ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS TO PARTICIPATE IN A NATIONAL BLACKOUT"

    WHO: Warren Ballentine "The People’s Attorney" and radio Truth Fighter is calling for National Blackout throughout America.

    WHAT: Warren is calling for a National Blackout that is necessary for African Americans, and is long over due. Especially with all the present injustices that are being allowed and accepted in America right now. From the situation with Mychal Bell and the Jena 6, Genarlow Wilson, Megan Williams, and all of the nooses being hung all of America lately. Until we have federal legislation regarding hate crimes as African Americans we need to band together to show our "Economic Power" by refusing to spend ANY money from fast food restaurants to gas.

    WHY: As African Americans we spend an estimated 715 billion dollars a year, and if we were to stop spending for one day that is 2 billion dollar that will not in the system. However we ask that you don’t make a mad dash to the stores days prior or the days following. If the stores have a major increase in sales right before or right after the Blackout than we will create the impact we need.

    WHEN: Friday, November 2, 2007

    WHERE: Nationwide Blackout for ALL African Americans
  2. MANASIAC

    MANASIAC Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am going to participate in it, if enough people do it, it will make an impact.
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    IntelligentNoir Active Member MEMBER

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    I'm in:qqb011: I'll be passing this on to my family and friends as well.
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    oldiesman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    what do you think...

    it is a noble gesture to be sure,now for the reality of it...BLACK FOLKS ARE GONNA SPEND MONEY ANY DAY OF THE WEEK,that's just the way it is.
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    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Actually, I think we need a national blackout week!
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    BrownSugaBabe New Member MEMBER

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    I'm down for this. I can't stand to be a consumer all the time. I agree we need a week but i'll start with today and tomorrow.
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    Enensa Aunghk Member MEMBER

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    During the Blackout we need to make sure that we redirect our spending to known black owned businesses, and stop spending anywhere else.
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    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    absolutely correct.

    The POSITIVE effect of buying Black far exceeds the effect of just not buying white.
  9. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    One day really wont have an impact. It really should be at least a week
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    oldiesman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    what you think...

    let me hip you all to something...ok we have a[blackout day]and don't spend a dime in the man's stores right?the next day he puts many items on sale[two-fer]and we spend twice as much...someone tell the poeple's lawyer to go back to the drawing board and come up with something that makes-SENSE...this is why we're so far behind now with brilliant ideas like this.