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12/11/2017 "The Black Economy 50 Years After The March On Washington"

"The Black Economy 50 Years After The March On Washington"

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create1force
11/5/2015 9:20 PM
I agree with studying Tulsa and Rosewood to build successful Black Cities. Are there any present models? Can someone contribute to how to go about this? I would interested in hearing the strategy and supporting and plan like that
create1force
11/5/2015 9:17 PM
In Unity there is POWER! The Strength of that POWER is measured in Numbers and by its weakest link. The Million Man March 20th Anniversary was a demonstration of our POWER, Strength and Unity! This was a gathering to Unite a people on a Plan of Action! the POWER to make it work is in Our Control. With that being said I agree with the idea of studying Tulsa, Rosewood and others to set up successful Black cities. Can someone contribute to strategically how to go about that particular plan? I would be interested in hearing and supporting a plan like that.
create1force
11/5/2015 9:13 PM
In Unity there is POWER! The Strength of that POWER is measured in Numbers and by its weakest link. The Million Man March 20th Anniversary was a demonstration of our POWER, Strength and Unity! To suggest that this was a March like the 60s is inaccurate. Without critical analysis we may miss the point. This was a gathering to Unite a people on a Plan of Action! I'm not here to throw shade on anyone's comment, but we should be careful in asking why are we using 60's tactics to solve 2013 issues, and then suggested that we go back to 1920s and even further back for solutions thus making a contradiction if the fact that something is from the past is the reason not to make a plan work. the POWER to make it work is in Our Control. With that being said I agree with the idea of studying Tulsa, Rosewood and others to set up successful Black cities. Can someone contribute to strategically how to go about that particular plan? I would be interested in hearing and supporting a plan like that.
spiritman
3/7/2014 7:57 PM
Ice has made some good points here. Part of the reason why we continue spinning our collective tires in quicksand is because we're using an outdated playbook. We need to devise a new one. The white supremacist has changed, altered his several times over. We have to adapt to the times. Sure you don't discard the open protest tactic but again we need to adapt to the 21st century where racism is more covert and tactical. We have to devise a more proper tactic that can neutralize their more subtle attacks. But, this 50th anniversary schtick will continue throughout the remainder of this decade: this year, King getting the Noble Peace Prize, in 2015, Bloody Sunday and on and on and on. And best believe that every graying Civil Rightist will continue reminding us--esp during the Mid term and Presidential elections.
ijarna
10/24/2013 7:24 PM
CORRECTION: I meant, "en mass"
ijarna
10/24/2013 7:22 PM
It's the absence of our making the demand, end mass, for our reparation is the cause of the perceived gulf between us descendants of slaves in America. Don't doubt me.
Ice
9/8/2013 1:25 AM
Why are we still using 1960's tactics to solve issues in 2013? I am not degrading the 50th Anniversary March, nor am I degrading the people that marched this year. We, as Black people, must understand that this was strictly symbolic in nature only. In my opinion, I do not believe anything was accomplished. Black people are very intellectual people. Intelligence is part of our DNA make-up. I believe we should study the successful economies of Rosewood and Tulsa to create successful Black cities. We have enough doctors, educators, lawyers, politicians, etc to become very successful. What are we scared of? Why won't we push for it? I hear a lot of Black folks say, "We ain't ready. We don't stick together. We should wait." Think about this; in 1995 there were over 1 million Black men at the Million Man March. This year I'm sure there were hundreds of thousands of Blacks that attended the 50th Anniversary of Dr. MLK Jr's March in D.C. This proves we are able to get together to share ideas and come up with a plan for success. I am a believer; are you? Respectfully submitted, Ice
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