Why was Black Wall Street so important?
The financial plight of the African American community has been well documented and dissected. The real question that has surfaced since Dr.King’s assassination is what will the community do about it? We know that marching in the streets and singing glorious hymns have not made much traction in the progress for economic stability. The wealth gap for African Americans has actually increased in that time frame only causing further damage to our communities. The Black Wall Street of the early 1900’s has long been burned down, but still no such pillars are present in predominantly black areas. A much needed revitalization of black america has been needed. The concept is built around the concentrated effort of recirculating black dollars within the community. The black dollar is crucial for cultivating community programs and facilitating the growth of black enterprise.
How do we reincarnate Black Wall Street?
The answer is simple as it was given to us by none other than one of our own Malcolm X . He gave a speech called The Ballot or the Bullet where he explained the power of black spending. Our neighborhoods thrive when we buy black and fail when we do not. The power of pooling the black dollar not only perpetuates generational wealth but gives us control over our own infrastructures and institutions. If everyone just invested and patronized more black owned businesses the effects would trickle down through generations, creating the equivalent of a reparations check owed to Black America. The keyword “investment” means you now have ownership and dividends to be paid out. The time has come where black enterprise rises across the nation and buying black is no longer taboo.
The revolution has begun!
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