I am posting here because I am fed up and I can't take it anymore!
Where is our African American Economic Plan? Where should it come from? Will any large group step up to the plate?
First I want to say a large group because these are supposed to be the "educated, people of means" in our community. I am not one to ask the masses because they spend their time trying to live day to day, scraping to get essentials and working 26 hours a day. I am talking to the people that have time to meet/hold conferences, take cruises, give speeches in addition to living and working in their daily lives. People like to say those on the lower economic rung wastes money on frivious stuff and I contend it is more of the middle and top rung that waste the most money.
For example, if I have 100 families that are making $150,000 or more and 100 families making $50,000 or less? Who has the most money to throw away? 15 million vs 5 million Who has the time and resources to set our people on a course of wealth and economic freedom? The $15million group or the $5million group! Also, I choose groups because YES an individual can make a change but a group effort is much more effective!
So here are a few groups:
The National Black MBA Association, is there a plan here? These are the top business minds of our community. They have the book knowledge of the components of the business and economic world. Many are working in corporate america so there is some experience.
The National Council of Negro Women have been meeting for 52 years. Would it come from a group of women that are the foundation of our society and families and include expertise from all walks of life. If a group this size just made a change, created a plan, would that not impact our communuty?
The National Black Child Development Insititute, would they create a plan that our children can learn to handle money which is the life blood of this country. They have been meeting for 35 years.
I don't know, maybe it is just me! We have these groups and hundreds more in place already that would be the best to get an economic, health, education plan for Black people started. Think of our nurses groups, physician groups, teachers groups, psychologist groups, journalist groups (starting a TV network) and others. My minister, pastor or community leader does not have the experitse in their fields like these professionals do. They can gather the people together but these groups have to create and implement the plans.
It may not be on their group agenda, but a group has to step up somewhere with the expertise and take us to the next level! Yes, I can accomplish this as an individual, but who is going to trust ME to tell them how to handle their money compared to a bankers group or financial planners group.
Thanks for listening! I am just fed up and I can't take it anymore!!!!