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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Real Problem with the Black Community

By Terrance Amen, founder and CEO of 3Ufirst FPC

Terrance Amen

Nationwide — As a community, we would rather give all or most of our money, abilities, and attention to the problems of our community, rather than the solutions. We like and share these problems on facebook who won’t even allow us to reach all our friends, while Blackjunction.com, our very own Black facebook continues to struggle. At the very least, we should have an account with them, but should make a onetime donation to their business. Our elder leaders who’ve dedicated their lives to uplift our community, continue to struggle for decades, because we refuse to support them financially.

We listen to their lectures and watch their videos, but when it comes to supporting their cause, we look for someone else to listen and watch. Our elders are dying off, without reaching their goals for our community, while we continue to search for the next news article or video that talks about another death, disrespect, or whatever to like, share, and tweet about. Some of our elders are part to blame because they refuse to work together in order to reach our full potential. I’ve said this before, how can we expect our community to come together when the elders won’t even work together.

Elder Sadiki Kambon has an organization that was created to bring all the so called leaders and elders together, called the Nubian leadership circle. Our elder leaders are in their 70’s or older and are so scared that they have latched on to individuals and groups that really don’t have their best interest in mind, but they only see the opportunity to uplift what they’re doing rather than what’s best for our community. While our men, women, and children are being slaughtered by these devils, we tweet, like, and share the news, or boycott. We wonder why we don’t get any respect, it’s because we don’t respect ourselves.

This doesn’t solve the problems we’ve had for the last 50-60 years and in some cases, it’s worse. What does that tell you? It tells me, we are not supporting each other enough to solve our problems. This is a community’s problem not an individual’s problem. But we think as individuals now rather than as a community. If it doesn’t hurt us personally, then we’ll just tweet, like and share. If we don’t wake up and start supporting and investing in our community, we’ll be talking, tweeting, liking, and sharing the same problems for the next 50-60 years. The problem is not outside our community anymore, the problem is inside our community and until we realize this, nothing will change.

We’re still using the same tactics we’ve used in the past, yet nothing has significantly changed. Where are our hospitals, national bank, educational systems, major TV and movie studios, businesses so we don’t have to go out of our community to get a job. We are the most powerful people on this planet and everyone knows it but us. We have to start supporting and investing in our own and the problems will go away, period. Black Unity will always be the solution to our problems. Now how many of you will like, share and tweet this?

For more information on how we can get ourselves out of the cycle of problems, watch the short video called The Real Solution, on www.3ufirst.com

Terrance Amen is founder and CEO of 3Ufirst FPC, created to end the major problems in the African American community, by bringing some of the trillion dollars we spend every year, outside our community, back to our community. Based on his book, “Black Unity: The Total Solution to Financial Independence and Happiness”. For more information, go to www.3ufirst.com.