Friday, May 04, 2007
Do Something, Anything
Bronze Trinity has 17 Action Plans to Help the African Diaspora. I think this Sista is on top of it and here are a few that resonated with me.
4) Convict Workforce. Hire ex-cons who no one else will hire and have them fix up Black communities in return for food, shelter, clothing, recommendation letters, and help finding another job. Employ them as security guards and construction and maintenance workers. Make it so that those who want to change can find rewarding work that can help our communities.
6) Marry Your Baby Daddy. This is a campaign started by author Maryanne Reid. Encourage people to get married and raise children as families. Its not cool to raise kids in broken homes or to have children when you do not have the means to support them. Visit the site HERE.
8) Why Are You Wasting Your Money Campaign. Make ads showing how much money we waste in a year on booze, cigarettes, designer clothes, and other crap and compare it to the cost of a house, university education, tutor for a year, company shares, and other expenditures that would actually improve the African Diaspora. Those who want you to waste your money benefit from keeping you poor and they don't care about you. They only care about what you can do for them.
9) Stop Using the N-Word. Stop saying it, tolerating it, and purchasing music that uses it. You have been fooled into thinking that using an insult in a friendly manner takes the power away from the word. You were tricked into habitually insulting yourselves and making racists smile.
11) Make Education Cool. Stop paying attention and promoting ignorant behaviour and people. Make educated involved citizens our heroes by writing about positive Black Role models and flooding the media with stories about them and demanding that they are aired.
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I would also add #18; Learn Another Language. If we as Blacks could all speak English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Swahili, or some combination thereof, we could communicate with basically every other Black person on Earth. Imagine the power of that.