Africa – Enough is Enough
Be prepared for the naysayers
Stay on the lookout for the lynches, those who like to keep you mentally enslaved. Even our own politicians and so called leaders. Be weary and on the lookout for black skin white mask. The only thing they see in us is the money potential.
Take necessary steps to edify yourself and others by researching, researching, researching and being proactive…there is a wealth of information well hidden, purposely. Find it and find yourself. Support your own community. It’s called self love.
Simply Voting is not power. Understanding the process is your power. A vote can be manipulated, but if you undepurpose the voting process, then you will understand why we keep making the voting choices we do? You will see how carefully handpicked each leader is, and you will clearly understand politics and politicians.
Political talk is rhetoric….they keep on point with their agendas for each other, both sides, there is no dem or rep with the powers that be, just power moves, and maintenance of their money. Man of the people? What’s that you ask? Well it’s someone who is in it for themselves, self aggrandization mostly. Maybe at some point they were well intentioned but it appears most are in it only for their pockets, unfortunately.
Network with likeminded people, you don’t always have to agree. Stay away from the chicken coops especially on holidays, that’s when everything hits the fan and you are expected to peck your way into any duldrum put in your way. This means you mindlessly shelling out money. No plan to increase yourself, only decreasing yourself.
No one wants to understands why
you’ve chosen to invest in yourself and your community – even though they are investing fully and intentionally in their own communities.
All ethnic groups have big brands or products they trade with and to each other and somehow we are excluded in that picture. It’s time to change that paradigm.
We should not be afraid of what our friends and associates say when we want to restart our lost economy. They should understand because they do it for themselves.
What will it be Africa? Do we perish or do we survive?
I choose survival and I choose a life of excellence versus mediocrity. No slums, no sterotyping, no profiling, no more abject poverty just because I’m black.
No one wants to understands why you’ve chosen to invest in yourself and your community – even though they are clearly investing in their own space but no one asks why but they ask you why?
We should not be afraid of what our friend nor family have to say about empowering ourselves. If they get on board fine.
The best way to celebrate love is to reinvest in yourself and your community. You will only reap what you sow.
Africa is awaiting Africans in the Diaspora.
Help them so they can help us so we can help each other. It’s basic economics. It’s cyclical. You get out what you put in.
Support your local black businesses. The online black businesses and create your own wealth.
History has taught us no one values us regardless of education, contributions or position. So, start valuing yourself/selves.
Suffering as we have as a people will only change when we realize our own worth. The mass incarcerations, historical enslavement and present mistreatments will only stop when you rise above it all economically. And unitedly.
Maybe can be certainly
Cannot can be can
Weak can be strong
Incapable can be capable
Disadvantage can be advantage
Black is black and beautiful and certain, which means I can be black and strong and capable with an advantage just because I’m black every day means I am positive and filled with possibilities.
It’s all how I look at me, not how you look at me. My perspective is everything because my possibilities are endless.
”The secret to attraction is to love yourself” – Deepak Chopra
On the fourth day of #Kwanzaa the black candle is lit at first, then the utmost left red one, then the farthest right green one and at last the next red candle, placed at the left hand side of the black one, is lit. It represents the 4th principle, i.e. #ujamaa (oo-jah-MAH) or Collective Economics.
The #fourthprinciple is then discussed with the present members. The Unity cup is shared and the candles are turned off.