Might I suggest a little boycott of our own family?
It is possible to build wealth in our own communities. However, some of our mindsets will have to be changed. We were a people who stood tall in our own ability to create anything. We now have that same power to recreate and empower ourselves to be greater than ever. If we could use our influence and purchasing power in our own communities how much more wealth can we build. For the rest of my life I choose to.
It happened before and we can do it again!
Black Wallstreet was a prime example of the typical Black community in America that did businesses, but it was in an unusual location. You see, at the time, Oklahoma was set aside to be a Black and Indian state. There were over 28 Black townships there. One third of the people who traveled in the terrifying "Trail of Tears" along side the Indians between 1830 to 1842 were Black people.
The citizens of this proposed Indian and Black state chose a Black governor, a treasurer from Kansas named McDade. But the Ku Klux Klan said that if he assumed office that they would kill him within 48 hours. A lot of Blacks owned farmland, and many of them had gone into the oil business. The community was so tight and wealthy because they traded dollars hand-to-hand, and because they were dependent upon one another as a result of the Jim Crow laws.
It was not unusual that if a resident's home accidentally burned down, it could be rebuilt within a few weeks by neighbors. This was the type of scenario that was going on day- to-day on Black Wallstreet. When Blacks intermarried into the Indian culture, some of them received their promised '40 acres and a mule' and with that came whatever oil was later found on the properties.
ON THIS DAY IN 1955 Dr. Martin Luther King elected as president of the organization started the Boycott. Can you be effective in the things that you care about!