On Black Money: Invest In Us

It’s the only thing America understands.

We’ve asked, we begged, we marched, we assimilated, we fought wars, we went to colleges, we invested in this country…but we didn’t invest in ourselves. We haven’t collectively built wealth in our communities and now its time to disinvest because it is the only thing America understands…

It is time for us to disinvest.

It is time to support our banks. Support our businesses. Support our communities.

We have consistently come together to support each other during these times of slaughter…yes, I said slaughter.  We cry together and we march together but we have not collectively taken our money out of this system that is corrupted against us.

Marching is part of the equation, a small part. Taking back our money and investing it in our businesses, our schools, and our communities is the bigger part of the equation. This message has been on repeat since Malcolm. To get America’s attention and demand change in this system set up to destroy us at will we have to exercise our economic power…and that is one thing we do have even if we don’t recognize it.

We spend billions of dollars in other businesses set up in our communities. We spend billions of dollars on clothes, jewelry and cars..it was only just two weekends ago Jesse Williams burned down the LA Coliseum with that message.

We can’t deny our own resilience, our strength, and our humanity. We are not weak or lazy, dumb or malicious. We can’t allow others to shape or change any of  that which makes us great but first we have to see it in ourselves. Second we have to STOP TRYING TO APPEASE OUR OPPRESSORS. We don’t need anyone to love us…we need to love ourselves, we need to fight for ourselves and we need to support one another.

We are on our way. Our voices are just as loud as they were in the 60’s. Our resolve grows stronger everyday. We are not letting the narrative be changed. We are not forgiving and praying for others strength…we are showing our strength.

I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don’t believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn’t want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I’m not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn’t know how to return the treatment.
Malcolm X

Fuck the bullshit we are tired.

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