Black People : I need help with an advocacy group I'm starting.

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  1. ManicRaider

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    The things I want to help with are too broad. Education, outdoor safety, anti-self stereotyping, wealth, childcare, health etc. I don't know what to call my group. I can't call it "The Everything Wrong in the Black Community" group. Can you guys help? Am I spreading myself too thin? Should I focus on just one or two things and then get the other things later?
     
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    You should focus on developing an Afrikan Social Theory by studying Afrikan history and culture first! Otherwise you will be all over the place treating the effects and not the cause of our problems. An Afrikan Social Theory will tell you who you are, who your enemies are, and how too raise your children. I suggest you start with To Be Afrikan by Dr. Marimba Ani, and The Psychopathic Racial Personality and other Essays by Dr. Bobbie E. Wright. :)
     
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    That sounds like it'll take a long time. I don't want instant gratification or anything but I don't want to wait too long to start. Besides, will any of that stuff have an effect on what's going on right now in America?
     
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    I have some ideas and will get back to you later. My first suggestion is to create a FB page. I will explain why.
     
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    Are you allowing all ethnicities in your group (make up of your community)?
     
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    I will await you reply with much anticipation.

    Of course. Anyone who wants to join is free to do so. My message will heavily depend on the notion of unity.
     
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    That "stuff" you referred to we call Afrikan Consciousness! :) Reading and research is the only way I know of to achieve it. Anyone who leads you to believe otherwise is misleading you. :( Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III spoke in B-More last Friday. They are a perfect example of why it is important to read and study Afrikan history and culture. They preached the same message that Dr. MLK preached in 1963 at the March on Washington. Fact, seventeen days later the KKK bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church, and killed four little girls! Fact, most if not all of the economic, political, and social problems that plagued us then, plague us now! Commonsense dictates that we need a different approach. The speed at which you grow will be determined by how serious you are about studying. If you read a book a week, you will grow much faster than one who reads one book a month, or one book bi-monthly. Lord help those who read one book a quarter, or a year! :confused: Please keep me posted and let me know how I can help.
     
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    Afrikan empowerment movement
     
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    All of which flows from CULTURE! ;)
     
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    What are the ages of the kids involved. That will help in determining how to start your classes and what subject to start with.
     
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