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When will we stop this insanity?

Black Family,

I’ve been stressing this fact for over 3 years incessantly.

In order for our people to survive this New World Order, we must build for ourselves by ourselves.

All other races do it. In fact, they have seminars on how to exploit the black dollar, how to exploit the black emotion and how to make you think black businesses are inferior to them.

ALL RACES DO THIS.

In fact, as we speak, the Asians are buying up acres after acres of broken down homes and derelict farms in Detroit for as little as TEN DOLLARS. Raw land, once occupied by blacks, is being sold to the Joos in Philly for ONE DOLLAR. 

Black Friday, a hellish tradition, continues today but not with the selling of our people. It continues with the selling of our minds and our emotions for profit. After the splash of cold water we received on November the 8th, if we continue this madness, we DESERVE our fate as 4th class citizens on a global scale.

Let’s share, collectively, our 2 TRILLION dollars with each other and begin our high and arduous climb from the bottom of the economic ladder to the top of our own society. I cannot stress how dire our situation will get if we do not collectively pool our resources together. You cannot do this alone. Or with one other person. You need GROUP POWER.

Buy black.

Support black businesses!

Support Black Businesses

Last year on Black Friday, my blogger buddy suggested that I begin my mission of turning Black Friday, a horrible and painful reminder of our holocaust, into Black Empowerment Day. Then I thought:

Why only that one day? Why not EVERY DAY?

So here I am asking all of you to shop within our communities globally and keep the wealth within our Melanin Family. The process is called Ujamaa (ooo jah ma) and means Collective Economics. Why do I keep asking all of us to do this simple yet daunting task? Because Collective Economics gives way to:

Black Pride

Reliance on each other

Building stronger Black Networks

Building stronger Black Communities

 

Did you know that the Black dollar leaves us every 15 minutes? A far cry from Black Wall Street when the Black Dollar circulated at least 15-20 times before it left our tiny community. The results were quite astounding: We were millionaires.

This year alone the projected amount of “Black spending power” NOT within our communities will hit over one Trillion dollars. Can you imagine what one trillion dollars can do for us? Did you know that Nigeria’s economy is booming? They have:

Movie Theaters

Car Manufacturers

Fashion and Design School and Shows

Resturants

Hotels

Nollywood (their version of Hollywood)

Farming and Agriculture

Clothing and Design Companies

Jewelry Manufacturers

Hospitals

and everything they need to survive and thrive. They even make, produce and distribute their own coffee and tea! How is this possible, you ask? They stick together. They support each other. They rely on each other. And they practice Cooperative Economics. The one thing that we fail to do here in the west.

Support our businesses. Shop Black and buy Black.

Old Man Soap Series/ Men's Soap Gift Set/ Valentines Day & Father's Day Gifts/ Men's Birthday Gift Set

(Old Man Soap Set) Great for Men’s Birthday or as a gift.

Old Lady Soap Series/ Women's Soap Gift Set/ Ladies Birthday Gifts/ Graduation and Mother's Day Gifts

 

(Old Lady Soap Set) Great for Mother’s Day or a Woman’s birthday.

Spiritual Altar Flower Candle Holder/ Orisha Candle Holder/ Prayer CandleHolder/ Breaking Negative Energy  and Hexes~ Made To Order

Deity Colour-Coordinated Altar Candle Holder (tealight)

 

Handcrafted Incense Burner/ Deity Inspired Flower Shaped Incense Burner/ Meditation Incense Burner

Deity Colour-Coordinated Altar Incense Burner (stick or cone)

Organic Carbolic Soap. If you’re from the islands, you’ll know how effective this is.

 

Available at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanFireProducts

 

Support our companies and begin Black Empowerment Day today.

Sankofa: An African Collective Company

I’m working on Sankofa: An African Collective Company.

Sankofa, which is Ghanaian for “Return and Fetch It”, will be an African company and the ultimate symbol of togetherness. As Originals, we owe it to our past, present and future to think black, live black and progress black. When I spoke to a good friend of mine and she told me that Asians were taking control of her industry while she watched utterly powerless as blacks patronized their shops, I knew that something had to be done!

Black Family, we control NOTHING!

We own NOTHING!

We produce NOTHING!

Yet be brag about our “purchasing power.” That is utterly ludicrous. The black dollar does not turn over ONCE, not once! Yet we rush to buy Baby Phat clothing, Micheal Jordan sneakers and headphones from Dr. Dre. Ask yourselves one question: What are these Negroes doing for their community? Then why do you continue to patronize them? Why buy from Asians and Jews who give nothing back to your community except cheap materials and foul language when you enter their stores? Buy black and black only!

Shaquanda Mattox, a very talented young woman, will be commissioned for her variation of this icon bird:

Sankofa Bird

Remember her, by the way? She made me this along with X, my good buddy:

Shaquanda and X's Design

Shaquanda and X’s Design

Here is her store:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/127440527/i-am-not-my-hair?ref=v1_other_2

And there’s the very talented Charmaine of the Tambo Collection:

I brought this from her as my head scarf! I also have her necklaces. Please do not buy from Asians. Charmaine has all that you need in her beautiful African store. Visit her here:

http://www.tambocollection.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/tambocollection?ref=shop_sugg

And the very talented Trojan Pam:

I brought Death of a Dark Nation, an incredible read! Please support her blog and her books. Do not buy from Amazon or Borders. Pam has all that you need to know about the black struggle including ways to uplift and educate yourself.

Visit her here: http://racismws.com/bookstore/

And the beautiful Megan Dorsey:

Megan modeling her clothes

Who searches for vintage finds and brings them to your neighbourhood! Why buy from Jay-Z who does nothing to help or support the black community? Megan is available and willing to give your wardrobe elegance and style. Visit her here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SeventhVintage?ref=seller_info_count

And the Goddess herself, Ajua Love:

Who practices deep African meditation and sells healing crystals for your mind and soul. Why shop with Jewish stores for 3 times the price? Keep the money with within our community and visit Ajua here: http://ajualuv.storenvy.com/

Then we have the artistic, curvaceous beauty, NZinga of Infiniteeart:

CHUBB T-Shirt

Who makes prints that will make your jaw drop! I brought this tee from her:

Afro Tee

Buy a tee this summer from her here:

http://www.infiniteeart.com/

Mr. Marcus Kwame, the soulful artist:

Rita Marley

Who deserves to have his pictures and drawings hung from your walls. Why buy from European stores when you can have a piece of authentic black art? Visit him here:

http://www.marcuskwame.com

And for your organic skin and hair care needs, now including pets!

DSCN0306[1] Woof ‘N Hoof: Organic Animal Shampoo

UrbanFire Products is having a June sale on hair care products and soaps. Buy any three products, get a free bar of soap! I need to move my inventory to make room for the fall collection so support my shop! I also have a referral program. Check it out here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/urbanfireproducts

This truly takes a joint effort on all of our parts. When I need fabric, I know where to go. The same for books and jewelry. It is a conscious choice to shop black, think black, breathe black, eat black, sleep black and function black. Other races know, instinctively, that they either stick together or die. They do not need to plead with each other and beg for “assistance” of any kind. It is an almost unspoken rule that they must function together…collectively, like a well oiled machine lest they perish.

Dr. Anderson’s wife gave me grim statistics on our future and it’s not hard to see these changes taking place; from the closing of black schools, to the closing of black-owned farms, to the taking over of the 9th ward in L.A. by rich, white land owners and developers, to our children having nothing to eat but fried, greasy food and finally, to the re-colonization of Africa by the Chinese, the Koreans and the Japanese. We must take responsibility for each other and our actions and consciously Return and Fetch It.

Once I asked my Chinese friend how her people could just come here with nothing and in 5 years have supermarkets, spice stores, laundromats and the like. Her response? “We don’t compete with each other and there’s no jealousy.” Blacks are the only race who feel angry, envious and competitive when one of us is trying to be successful. Slavery has done a number on us but it’s not too late to fix it. I’ve been told, unfortunately, by the black business owners that I’ve promoted here about other races trying to sabotage them and take business away from them. They only way that can work is if we fall for it! If we do not support other races, they’ll have no economical power over us.

Every other race will promote each other’s businesses by word of mouth. No advertising needed. It is this method that we must employ to have success with each other. Amos Wilson, amongst others, taught us that when you create a black-only organization and keep the money circulating between us, everybody wins. If only one person has 100 dollars they are limited. If 1,000 people have 100 dollars each and pool their money together and buy just from each other, they create automatic wealth.

When you start black owned businesses, no matter how small, everybody wins. When you tell every single person you know to shop with Miss Pam for books or email Shaquanda for graphic arts, or buy from Charmaine for African clothing and prints, we all win. Sankofa will be a work in progress but I cannot do it alone! WE HAVE 1 TRILLION DOLLARS IN SPENDING MONEY YET WE HAVE NOTHING OF OUR OWN! Consumer power is a farce if you are giving money to people who do not look like you! I need your help…ALL of you. Please pass this around to as many Africans as possible and urge them to buy black. If you know of anyone, and I do mean anyone, who has a black owned business, please send them here to this post. When they make a comment, I’ll have their email addresses and I’ll contact them personally and write a post on them. This includes ALL black companies like, plumbing, hair salons, seamstresses, chefs, etc…As long as it’s black, I will not turn them down. And it’s FREE.

Let’s return and fetch it.

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