This time last year, over a 100 people responded to the unjust police shootings of Philando Castile. From in and out of NY city, we gathered peacefully at @hungry4god , strategically and eagerly ready to DO something for black lives. I presented a NATIONAL PLAN for ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT in the BLACK COMMUNITY along with my friends DA Sherron and David Metayer. Metayer set the stage with a video he posted on FB that gave light to the ideas we shared about changing the conversation from Black Lives Matter to BLACK MONEY MATTERS. We put together a plan that we shared to people hungry for change. Someone who visited the meeting from Manhattan said he had just went to a well known political activist's meeting in Harlem and the level of strategies and wisdom we suggested made the other meeting he attended look like a joke. After the meeting, the emails and texts came swarming in as people were looking for ways to join the movement and help bring change. It was clear to me that this was the start of a revolution that required unflinching focus and commitment. Although we lost most of the momentum due to key players deciding to back down from the Work, i believe in the plan we presented. I'm working on reposting a clip of it on here so you all can see it if you haven't. Unlike other voices in the black community, who state all the problems but no sustainable solutions, I believe black America can get it together. It takes strategies to end cycles. I really do see us uniting and curing the social ills of structural racism and economic divide plaguing black lives everywhere. I care about every ethnicity. But I believe no ethnic group is more divided than black America. As part of my mark on Earth, I want to leave a legacy in this regard. It's gonna take some work & patience...some real faith. Nothing happens without a leader, compassion and a vision. If I don't have the vision, I'll follow the one that does.
Where are the servants? The harvest is ready, the laborers are few. I'm ready. Are you?
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