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A Talk with Damon Dash about Black America

 

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JEWISH BUSINESSMAN CALLS BLACK PEOPLE ”LIQUID MONEY”: BECAUSE WE GIVE IT ALL AWAY

Someone I know works closely with a Jewish businessman. *One day, the two had an honest conversation, in which the Jewish man asked, “Do you know what my Jewish friends call the black community?”

My friend said, “No, what do they call us?”

He replied, “We call you liquid money. The same way that water falls out of a man’s hands, money typically seeps out of a black person’s hands the same way. Your community gets money and immediately gives it all away to people who aren’t black. *We see that as a huge business opportunity.”

He then used the example of many black people on payday or when we get our tax refunds. *He noted how we’ll go to an Indian business to cash the check, an Asian hair salon, a corner store owned by Arabs and a department store owned by whites. *He explained how, when it’s all said and done, these other business people are waiting like hungry animals to eat our bank accounts as if we are the prey.

This is not an attack on Jewish people, but a lesson on how ignorant we look when we keep giving all of our money away. *Part of the New Paradigm Construct is to help all of us understand the importance of finding ways to keep money in our own communities, the same way you plant a seed from a piece of fruit in order to grow more fruit in your garden. If you’re always waiting for someone else to feed you, you are typically an inch or two away from starvation.

It’s something to think about.

Here’s the lesson:

1) In America, you have no almost no power if you don’t own something. *There is no pride in a platform on which you sit if it can be taken away from you on a second’s notice. *You have been seduced into believing that you have real power, when the truth is that you do not.

2) If we never learn the value of supporting of black-owned businesses, we are always going to be disappointed. *We are going to have the highest unemployment rates, the lowest wealth levels and the greatest degrees of frustration. *When I had a three hour personal conversation with Min. Louis Farrakhan (followed by a nine-hour closed economic summit a month later), one point that he made (which I agree with entirely) is that black people can learn a great deal from watching how the Jewish community handles it’s wealth. *In order for us to grow as a people, we must realize this important fact: *Our money is our power and we cannot give it all away.

T.I. & Other Rappers Who’ve Recently Addressed Police Brutality — The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

Today marks the release of T.I.’s EP, Us or Else, which TIP says he felt compelled to write after “the repeated deaths of unarmed black citizens at the hands of police.”

via T.I. & Other Rappers Who’ve Recently Addressed Police Brutality — The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

Sweet Swirly Matrimony-dom: FUBU Baller Daymond John Gets Engaged On “Shark Tank” Set — Bossip

Congrats! @TheSharkDaymond gets engaged on the set of “Shark Tank” https://t.co/X4Kvf2forV pic.twitter.com/3gcTDxpxH1 — Page Six (@PageSix) September 23, 2016 FUBU Entrepreneur Daymond John Proposes To Girlfriend “Shark Tank” star and FUBU exec Daymond John put a ring on the mother of his six-month-old daughter Thursday, according to Page Six reports: John’s rep, Zach Rosenfield, told…

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Derrick Rose’s Attorneys Facing Sanctions After Slut Shaming Alleged Rape Victim — The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

The woman accusing the basketball player and his two friends of rape has said the defense team is ‘victim blaming’ by labeling her a ‘sexual aggressor.’

via Derrick Rose’s Attorneys Facing Sanctions After Slut Shaming Alleged Rape Victim — The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

Could Whoopie Be Leaving The View? — 92 Q

Word is this will probably be Whoopie Goldberg’s last season on the The View. Whoopie talked to Wendy Williams about this being her last year on The View… “No, probably not. I have to do it, baby, because I have to go and grow. I got stuff to do, I got movies I need to…

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Bill Nunn, Actor in “Do the Right Thing,” Dead at 63 — CBS Baltimore

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the “Spider-Man” movie franchise to such Spike Lee films as “Do the Right Thing” and “He Got Game,” has died. His wife, Donna, said Nunn died Saturday at his home in Pittsburgh. He was 63 and had been battling cancer. A…

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[Video] Patti Labelle Endorses Hillary Clinton, Sings “A Change Gonna Come” At #NMAAHC — Majic 102.3

[Sorry. This video cannot be displayed in this feed. View your video here.] The National Museum of African American History and Culture dedication was an amazing event. A spectacular moment for not only Black history but American history as a whole. Speakers such as Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), Former President George W. Bush & President Barack…

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