One word MONEY! The channeling of wealth and resources in the right direction makes a lot of difference. With our collective disposable income (money we don't spend on bills) we can solve any problem we have. Let's say many of us are having problems saving our money (which we do but we are not the only ones). We can use a little money from most of the adults in the community to buy a building, start a credit union and hire professionals to come in there and show us, not only some ways of saving money on items we buy, bills and so forth, but also how to invest our money in different ventures so that we can make more of it. We can duplicate this process in every community.
How about drug dealing? How can we stop our children from buying and selling drugs in our community? The community leader gets most of the adults to donate a little money a piece to buy a building to hire professionals to show these people how to make money doing other things. We can also have in that same building a rehab center.
Now what do you have? You have a community saving their own money in their own credit unions and the accumulated money saved is going to creating more Black businesses in the Black community. What else do you have? You have ex drug dealers learning how to make money legitimately through real estate, the Internet, and in other places. And you have people getting off of drugs rebuilding their lives.
Oh, you say "they'll never stop the drugs!" The Nation of Islam has done it in many communities throughout the country. Some of them literally took the guns from the kids hands when they threatened them (WOW). How did they do it? Let's put our money together so we can hire them as consultants so they can tell us how they did it.
There's no mystery folks. Money equals power in this country only if it's used right. We have the money. We produce almost a trillion dollars a year in annual income and business receipts a year! We also have many politicians and mayors who have control over billions of dollars taxpayers money that can be used to solve many of he problems we have today.
I know this is a deviation from what I normally write, but I hope you get something out of it.
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