Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Aftermath of Formation

After the highly talked about Superbowl performance, Beyonce' and now Kendrick Lamar have forced the social media built movement for social justice to be front and center in the eyes of the world. Well America, are we invisible now? The aftermath of Beyonce's Superbowl performance has called attention to social injustices and prejudices of this country but also the current work of the Activists in the Black Lives Matter movement; much how Coldplay brought attention to the Equality and the LGBT Movement. Not only that, she's called worldwide attention to the 50th Year Anniversary of the Black Panthers empowering women of all shades of colors, but in particular, the women of color who were leaders and organizers of the Panther Party that was organize to protect and serve the Black community and race.

The call was to get in "formation"! Now the question is, what are we doing? How have we come together as a community to build up ourselves, our families, our communities, our schools, our businesses...how? What can we do now to get into formation?

 We must begin strengthening our financials and building economic empowerment. That begins with us, We need to expand the middle class. We are stronger culturally,economically and socially when the middle class is thriving. Let's thrive together.

Here's how it starts!
  • Investing in yourself first; saving money aside, investments, etc.  
  • Having a side job that brings in supplemental income 
  • Spending within your community supporting minority and small business owners 
  • Helping build a more inclusive America for all 
When we have more economic stability, we are able to influence and policies on a greater scale. When we support ourselves, build up our communities and families, we rely less on the government to raise our communities for us. It takes a village. It's time for us to invest in our village. 

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