Black People : What can we do with the resources that we have?

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  1. carlhurd

    carlhurd Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Even though we have a lot of obstacles to over come as a people, racism, unemployment high incarceration rate, drugs and much more. We are a very strong and resilient people. We have the same blood that coursed through the veins of our ancestors. We have been talking about the blight of our people for so long. How about, starting right now with the simplest explanation possible where we can start, realistically with the resources that we do have. In working to changing and building better circumstances for our selves not looking for anything from the establishment? What are your thoughts on this?
    Here is a start:

    Parents should be more involved in school activities, parent teach conferences, helping with home work helping their children choose a career path that fits them.
     
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    I agree another means of resources
    we can teach our children the values of a buck , how to build a nest egg for the future

    we can reach out in our communities talking to the alderman to push for betterment
    by bringing jobs into the community

    Teach our children how to deal with white wash / racism and lies fed

    getting involved with daily living and bringing back the good morals of
    households

    showing that it's better to be as one whole in marrage then shacking

    as a people we all need to step up to our Responsibilities male & female
    Respect need to be restored as a people in order to love and love thy self.

    these just a start from what we have to work with surely there much more
     
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    We can bring back that village mentality in our neighborhoods. If parents are having a hard time guiding their youths, step in and help them find solutions.

    If you see a child on a corner selling drugs and smoking weed, go get their parents, the two of you talk to him/her. Letting them know that you care and thats not acceptable.

    If a child has a parent who is using drugs at home, don't be afraid to take him in. Give them a safe place to sleep, eat, and clean clothes for school.

    Don't be afraid to step-up and protect our children.

    Let's establish a network for our Brother's and Sister's coming out of jail. One that will provide them with decent jobs, or get started on their own entrepreneurs ventures. One thing we know for sure is, if they are coming home on drug chargers, they know how to be businessmen/women.

    Raise money for block parties. One way to bring our people together in crowds is free food/drinks and entertainment. Have inspirational speakers talking about the resources availiable, getting feedback from the community, and establishing community support, signing petitions. Have speakers for the children also, encouraging them to get involve. Helping them feel important, as we all know they are. And nobody eats until our speakers have passed on the message.:eek:hmy:
     
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    what can we do...

    excellent question,we might if and when money permits it,think about investments because we know that just having money in the bank is not enough in the long run for alot of us,so i think that investments is something for us to look into.
     
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    I also think this is an excellent question because there are so many things we could be pushing to improve on RIGHT NOW.


    I have a lot of ideas about this, but I'll just mention two.

    We know that everything starts with the way we think, so we really need to launch a methodical and CONCENTRATED effort to RE-TRAIN black people in a number of areas. This could be gradually done.

    -On the financial front, we need to re-train black teenagers and adult black people to spend a large portion of their money with other black people. This could be done gradually. It could be done through public service announcements (psa's), ads in the visual and print media, enlist big name or prominent people and black organizations to push it, podcasts, websites, blogs, music, etc. The messages should always be short, easy to understand and provocative like "Buy Black or Die." A message like this will definitely provoke thought.

    Many black people start going into stores owned by whites, asians, and others even when they are babies in their strollers, so it just seems natural to the average black person to just go into any store and spend money without questionning who owns the store.
    So I think Black parents need to start early politically educating their very young children by saying things to their children like, "It would be so wonderful if this store owner was spending this money that we're spending here in our community because it would help to make our community better, but instead they take our money to their own community." Even this simple statement, if repeated to the child in all kinds of ways would make the child begin to question why then should we spend money in that store in the first place.

    -On the education front, we need to push EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION of all kinds and drown out this whole notion that 'education is for white people.'

    I know some here will say that the 'white man's education' has poisoned our minds, but if those who say that didn't have some of that white man's education, they wouldn't even be able to write what they say here. As things stand now, there are many young black people who are not able to construct a simple sentence. Black people need to get much better reading, writing, and speaking skills.
     
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    Our greatest resource is our ability to think. My approach to this question is to say that, instead of looking outside of ourselves to correct a problem, we need to first look within because there are many of us who have a lot of work to do still. If "we" get our individual minds on the path to "greatness", I firmly believe that the rest will fall into place naturally.

    Queenie :heart:
     
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    <disengaging lurking mode>
    Aye! FIRST: Believe in Your Self! Everything is geared toward looking outside of One's Self for answers, guidance, instruction, salvation. LEARN TO TRUST/BELIEVE IN YOUR SELF. And DO NOT let you lie to you, neither in response, nor in the telling!

    Do our own educational systems!! The basics; reading writing rithmetic .. mining, manufacturing, producing ... food, structures, infrastructure .. power generation, communications (we do need to get some sats of our own up there!), electronics, physics, medical ... understand the technology; understand puter security/communications; neighborhood wireless (dump reliance on the phone company!).

    Step living standards DOWN half or two steps and put the money in the bank! Be ok with "good enough"; forget about the joneses and let the joneses get stuck with the big monthly bills!

    Block parties; yeah; get back to knowing our neighbors. "It takes a village to raise a child!" Give more consideration to that idea that Queentswana introduced: pass our skills down to the youth and encourage African contractor training/apprenticeships.

    Save studying history until we have enough "free time" for it; we ain't got it now! "Pie in the sky, by and by" might be ok, later, but not while we still eating "**** sandwiches"!!
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