Black Positive People : Instead Of Begging, Homeless Man Reviews And Sells Books On The Streets

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  1. Gorilla

    Gorilla Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's not a story about riches, but a man has turned reading and books into a way to make a living in a tough place to live.

    Source: http://iacknowledge.net/instead-of-begging-homeless-man-reviews-and-sells-books-on-the-streets/

    SA Source: http://www.sapeople.com/2013/11/29/the-pavement-bookworm-south-africa-509/


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    Interesting, although the art of booksales is in buying wholesale and selling retail, much like most Black enterprises. I don't see this business and worthwhile for the homeless--it's hardly worthwhile for anyone.
     
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    The Martin Luther King Papers Project

    “Advice for Living”
    March 1958
    Chicago, Ill.

    Question: Do you think Negroes are partly responsible for their plight? They don’t stick together and they don’t help each other. Negroes, for example, will walk past a Negro- owned grocery store or shoe shop to get to a white place. Instead of trying to make themselves financially independent, most Negroes are trying to keep up with the Joneses. Isn’t it time for us to stop begging and stand on our own feet?

    Answer:
    I quite agree that there is a great deal that the Negro can do to lift himself by his own bootstraps. Well has it been said by one that Negroes too often buy what they want and beg for what they need. Negroes must learn to practice systematic saving. They must also pool their economic resources through various cooperative enterprises. Such agencies as credit unions, savings and loan associations, and finance companies are needed in every Negro community. All of these are things that would serve to lift the economic level of the Negro which would in turn give him greater purchasing power. This increased purchasing power will inevitably make for better housing, better health standards, and for better educational standards.


    ....complete here:

    http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/primarydocuments/Vol4/Mar-1958_AdviceForLiving.pdf
     
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