Community garden programs
Car decal advertising program
Athletic Academy/Mentorship Program
HBCU Scholarship programs
Store/Creative spaces/Tech spaces
Summer programs for kids
Home downpayment programs
Small business loans
The ‘Voices Unheard’ Initiative
‘Soul City’ project
*Food for thought*
There are several well-known brands that print on blanks that cost less than $2.00, and do limited drops driven solely by hype. These brands sell out, literally in seconds, making hundreds of thousands—for some, millions—in a matter of seconds. The limited quantity then creates resale values among the followers of the brand and fashion in general.
There are about 42 million people in the United States who identify as Black (2010 Census). If 1/8th of Black America (not accounting for people who identify as mixed race, as well as allies) buy one $30 shirt, that’s about $157,500,000 in revenue, the majority of which will be invested back into the community.
We must stop trying to fit into their system, a system created to only work by way of our demise. We must create our own system, with the same businesses and institutions for ourselves, that they have created for themselves.
~If you want to go quickly, go alone—If you want go far, go together~