Black People : What Do You Have To Sell ?

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    If your survival depended upon you selling something, your time, expertise, knowledge, product, etc., what would you sell?

    What do you have to sell that someone else would want to buy?

    In essence, on folk's jobs, we sell our time, expertise, etc., in return for a paycheck.

    This hasn't really impacted us in the most positive ways, as it leaves the vast majority almost working for peanuts, begging for employment, and struggling to survive.

    I'm thinking we are more creative than this, and should begin considering our own endeavors, making our own money, selling to each other, hopefully folk that will appreciate our effort in a more substantive manner.

    So, with this in mind, what do you have to sell to our people?

    We are buying things every single day, that is evident, so why not buy from each other?

    Whatchoo got?

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    I think every Black Man should have their own business. I tell my Son all the time, for I know the trials and tribulations he's experienced trying to get folk to give him a fair shake and stuff. It really is different for a Black Man than it is for a Black Woman, in the work field. While I realize some Black Men do well, I think the majority don't get a break, which is why so many often resort to selling drugs or doing whatever they can to survive.

    This isn't to suggest it's easy for Black Women, 'cause it aint, but it is a tad bit easier for Sisters than Brothers.

    I encourage him to search his mind, Spirit, calling on all that is within him, to think of what he'd like to sell / do, in an attempt to circumvent this system that wants to keep him bound.

    We should all have a quality product to sell ... to each other.

    We are wise beyond measure, that is evident.

    So let's come up with things / ways that we can do this.

    What do you think?

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    I have Black art that once I

    reproduce in prints ,
    will post
     
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    Brother Ankhur ... Wonderful !!! ... That's what i'm talking about !!! :toast:

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    I also did wood refinishing, faux marble, and faux wood refinishing , decorative interior painting , murals, sponge, painting, rag finish, furniture refinishing for 6 years in Park Slope Brooklyn, the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side

    credentials;
    Boys Club of America, NYC headquaters
    Algonquin Club, Park Slope
    Thomas Jefferson High School
    Black careers mural, Brownsville
    Spike Lee's residence, Fort Greene/Clinton Hill
     
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    That's great Brother Ankhur ... do you have a web site, ever thought of getting one ... to help promote what you have for sale?

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    no not doing the refinishing thing anyomore, too much hazmats for the health

    but as far as the art,
    you will be the first to know, in fact to sho my sincerity, hit me a private note regarding your hearts desire as something you always wanted to see on your wall in the living room, and I will send you an original oil painting, no charge or charge for shipping

    allow time but will be sent reasonably, ready for frameing
     
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    I just posted a thread about Mattel introducing a new Black Barbie, in which they've received good response to (ie sales).

    Who better to make a Black Baby Doll ... than Black People?

    I don't know what all it would take, but this seems like a good business to have.

    I remember a Sister years ago ... MUSBLKDOLL ... that made the most BEAUTIFUL BLACK BABY DOLLS!

    She even useta dress up like her baby dolls! Talk about great promotion ideas!

    While I've not spoke with her in years, I see that her site is still up, and it appears she's still selling Black Baby Dolls! :toast:

    Even with her doing it, there's always room for more! There's plenty of room for all of us!

    We should be making our own Black Baby dolls, selling to each other, and leaving Mattel out of the mix!

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    Brother Ankhur ... that is very sweet and generous of you, but i think this is a mindset that we must let go of.

    You can't make any money (can't survive) if you give everything away, trust me, i know!

    So, while it is a most beautiful gesture, and i have received it in the Spirit you've given it, I cannot accept.

    I'm on a new mission now, encouraging us to compensate each other properly, and not always be looking for the proverbial "hook-up."

    So, what we will do, is begin to try to come up with a way where you can actually sell your items online, and it can be a win / win for you, me, and everyone! That's what I want. So stay tuned, keep thinking, find more things you can sell, and get ready to receive the money and ship the product! :)

    Love You!

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    to be honest it would have been a personal gift in honor of your commitment to the Race.

    Communicating ideologies of prosperity, liberation and unity are important,

    however venues that allow the most Spiritual of Creative expressions known to humanity

    :poetry,

    and haveing a venue to the Black community for it's expression
    is more then honorable,

    but as far as sales, like I say as soon as the prints are available
    the community will know,

    Thank you again
     
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