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The LADA Group Reports…What Every American Should Know About The Federal Reserve

qYou’ve heard a lot about the Federal Reserve these days, mainly in the context of bailing out this bank or buying that company. How much do you really know about the Federal Reserve? If you’re like most people in our country, you probably don’t know much; or at least, you don’t know the most important aspects of the Federal Reserve. If this begins the process of waking you up to your awful situation, then this could be the most important article you ever read.

Non Governmental

First, the Federal Reserve is not a governmental body. That’s right. It is not a governmental body whatsoever. It is actually a private bank owned by private—very private—bankers. No one knows the complete list of owners of the Federal Reserve, but the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Morgans, and Warburgs are its most prominent owners. Don’t worry if you thought it was governmental; It’s the name that throws everyone off, but as the saying goes, “it’s no more federal than Federal Express.” Not only is it non-governmental, but it operates with no Congressional oversight. That’s right. They answer to no one. Sure, the chairman, Ben Bernanke, goes to Congressional hearings and tells Congress what the economy is doing and what plans the FED has, but he does not answer to congress. He dictates the policy. Furthermore, Congress does not audit the Federal Reserve. Here’s an analogy for you: It’s like playing a game of Monopoly where you get to be the banker and no one will check to see whether you’re being honest with the money. That is the position of the Federal Reserve.

Unconstitutional

Because the Federal Reserve is non-governmental, it is unconstitutional. Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution says that Congress will have power “to coin Money, regulate the Value thereof.” It’s very plain; the FED is unconstitutional because it is a private company doing the job of Congress. Yes, I’m aware that the Supreme Court upheld the Second Bank of US as constitutional. In essence, John Marshall said that Congress could charter the bank to perform the duties of the Federal government. I’m not saying that the idea of a central bank is unconstitutional; I’m all for a central bank that is owned and run by Congress. The current central bank, the Federal Reserve, is not an agent of Congress, but is the higher power. It is true that the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 claims that the Federal Reserve is subject to oversight by Congress. However, the fact of the matter is that this Congressional “oversight” of the Federal Reserve has never amounted to anything more than post facto spectatorship.

Who Designed It

One of the best resources on the Federal Reserve is The Creature of Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin. In his book, Griffin tells of a secret meeting held at Jekyll Island in Georgia. It was here that secretive men set to paper the ideas for the Federal Reserve and began animating this monster. According to Griffin, the men responsible for the creation of FED were Nelson Aldrich, senator, Chairman of the National Monetary Commission, and father-in-law to John D. Rockefeller; Henry P. Davison, Sr. Partner of JP Morgan Company; A. Piatt Andrew, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; Frank A. Vanderlip, President of National City Bank of New York, representative of William Rockefeller; Benjamin Strong, head of J.P. Morgan’s Bankers Trust Company; and Paul Warburg, partner of Kuhn, Loeb, & Company, representing the Rothschilds of Europe. Note that there were representatives from the three strongest banking families: Rothschilds, Rockefellers, and Morgans.

What Was Made

Essentially what came out of that meeting on Jekyll Island in 1910 was an agreement amongst the most powerful bankers to create a cartel wherein they would ensure not only their success in America but could profit to the maximum extent of their imaginations. They were very careful to make sure that no one knew they were meeting. They avoided being seen together at dinner, didn’t sit together on the train, and used false names or only first names to protect their dark secret. Frank Vanderlip later admitted, “If it were to be exposed publicly that our particular group had got together and written a banking bill, that bill would have no chance whatever of passage by Congress” (Quoted in Edwards, 11). Their secret was kept; the bill passed in the House and the Senate and Woodrow Wilson signed it into law. Later, President Wilson realized his mistake and lamented,

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world – no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men”.

Definitely FOR Profit

The Federal Reserve website claims to be a “non-profit” organization. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The fact is they profit in many ways: taxes, federal spending, and bailouts to name a few. Many people are surprised when I tell them that every dime of Federal Income Taxes goes directly to the Federal Reserve; it does not go through the treasury. It is not used for any government service; It is used as an interest payment for the money that the Federal Reserve has loaned the government, but it’s not really their money. They just print it. So, every new dollar the Federal Reserve prints we, the people, pay back in taxes–or at least assume the debt of– and we pay for it again with inflation.

This is one of the most cunning and evil scams that has ever been perpetrated anywhere and at anytime in the history of the world.

They also love to do bailouts. Why? Every time they bailout a company or a country, they either 1) have issued a massive loan that is guaranteed by the taxpayer and by which they will profit immensely or 2) they take control of a company and/or a country at the expense of the taxpayer.

Furthermore, the FED has a history of tightening credit in our country to cause a bust in the economy (e.g. 1921, ’29, ’53, ’57, ’69, ’75, ’81, ’87, ’08) . Whenever this happens, you can be sure these bankers are using the crisis to their advantage by buying more companies and spreading to more industries. Does this sound familiar? Think of Bear Stearns, AIG, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, etc. Now, they have moved to GM, Chrysler, and the auto market. They are using money printed out of thin air. Then they will assign the debt to us, but do you think you will see a penny of dividend payments from these companies? The ways by which the Federal Reserve can profit are almost innumerable; but one thing is certain, they DEFINITELY do profit.

Why Haven’t I Heard of This?

If this is new to you, it’s because these same bankers own all the corporate media in the US and maintain the strongest influence over education in America, but trust me it is not new, and it is true. Shortly after the creation of the FED, men began to fight it. Here are some examples:

“We have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are U.S. government institutions. They are not government institutions. They are private credit monopolies; domestic swindlers, rich and predatory money lenders which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers. The Federal Reserve Banks are the agents of the foreign central banks. The truth is the Federal Reserve Board has usurped the Government of the United States by the arrogant credit monopoly which operates the Federal Reserve Board.” (Congressman Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking & Currency Committee, speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, June 10, 1932)

Next to fight the fight against the FED was Wright Patman:

“In the united States we have, in effect, two governments….We have the duly constituted Government….Then we have an independent, uncontrolled and uncoordinated government in the Federal Reserve System, operating the money powers which are reserved to Congress by the Constitution.” (Congressman Wright Patman, Chairman of the House Banking & Currency Committee, speech on the House floor, 1967)

Here is what Barry Goldwater has said,

“Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders….The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and….manipulates the credit of the United States.”

And most recently Congressman Ron Paul on September 10, 2002 introduced a bill in the House to Abolish the Federal Reserve. The official platform for the Republican Party in Idaho is to abolish the Federal Reserve. So, while it is not covered in the media, it is talked about often by vigilant Americans.

Actually, the Federal Reserve is the fourth central bank America has had. The first two failed. The third central bank Andrew Jackson almost single-handedly shut down: “You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by grace of the Eternal God, will rout you out.” He went on to say, “The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government are but premonitions of the fate that awaits the American people should they be deluded into the perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it.” The struggle is not new in America. It’s not that a central bank is bad; it’s that a bank owned by private bankers is beyond bad. This is round four. Will we have the fortitude to fight this “den of vipers” as Jackson did?

What to Do

Above all, we need to spread awareness. You can start by emailing this article to your friends and family. Please add social bookmarks such as digg, stumble, etc., if you’re into that sort of thing, to spread this news. This has to become common knowledge to the most common man before there will be enough outrage and power to stop this enslaving scheme. I leave you with a quote from Thomas Jefferson:

“If the America people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currencies, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their prosperity until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered”.

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The LADA Group Retirement Plan

THE LADA GROUP RETIREMENT PLAN
13 Weeks to Prosperity

America has a retirement crisis, but it’s not what some people want you to believe it is. It’s not the defined benefit pension plans that public employees pay into over a lifetime of work, which provide retirees an average of $23,400 annually (although some public officials fail to make their required contributions to these and then claim they are unaffordable). It’s not the cost of such plans, which may ultimately cost taxpayers far less than risky, inadequate and increasingly prevalent 401(k) plans. It’s not Social Security, which is the healthiest part of our retirement system, keeps tens of millions of seniors out of poverty and could help even more if it were expanded. The crisis is that most Americans lack the essential elements of a secure retirement–pensions and adequate savings. They’ll depend on Social Security to stave off poverty once they stop working, and it will not be enough.

The crisis is that the economic collapse that started in 2007, triggered by fraudulent and risky financial schemes, wiped out many Americans’ personal savings and decimated many state and city pension investments. And while the stock market and many pension investments have rebounded, for numerous Americans the lingering economic downturn, soaring student debt, diminished home values, the responsibility of caring for aging parents and other financial demands have made it hard, if not impossible, to save for retirement.

The crisis is that the median retirement savings for all working-age households–according to the Federal Reserve–is $3,000, and only $12,000 for those near retirement. And that retirement insecurity is made worse by state-sponsored pension theft in places like Illinois, where public employees are being robbed of pension funds they earned and contributed to over decades of public service.

Just to meet their basic needs, pressures that only grow once their working years are over.
The people who press for “others” to convert defined benefit pensions to 401(k) plans never talk about the benefits retirees are likely to get under these new plans–because it’s likely to be a lot less than retirees need to get by. Defined benefit plans not only help keep retirees out of poverty, every $1 in pension benefits generates $2.37 in economic activity in communities. And they’re a good deal for taxpayers, because employee contributions and investment earnings account for more than two-thirds of pension revenues.

America must confront our retirement insecurity crisis
. This requires going well beyond maintaining the modest, hard-won retirement benefits that too few workers currently have. The AFT is engaged in a broad-based effort with a bipartisan group of state treasurers, other unions, asset managers and even some large Wall Street firms to vastly expand retirement security through pooled, professional asset management. Together, we are exploring this and other innovative ways to help workers prepare for retirement so that we can reclaim the promise of retirement security.

America’s retirement crisis is as consequential as our healthcare crisis. We mustered the will to do the hard work of extending access to healthcare to all Americans. We must also meet a just and civilized standard for retirement, so that retirement is a time of security, not poverty.

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LADA Group Shares Know Your Worth: If We Don’t Know, We Can’t Grow Our Community

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The LADA Group shares As I meet and speak with community members from all over the country, I am guaranteed to hear them express concern about the death of sustainable black owned businesses.
Currently, black owned businesses are vastly underrepresented, accounting for less than 7% of all small owned businesses, even though we account for 13% of the population. African Americans certainly have an entrepreneurial spirit as we are more likely to start a business relative to other racial groups. But, limited access to resources (e.g., capital, clientele, etc.), increase our businesses’ likelihood to close its doors. Research suggests that communities’ generational economic empowerment is linked to entrepreneurial success.
Therefore, if we are serious about improving our communities, improving our schools, providing jobs (black businesses are the 2nd highest employer of African Americans after the government), we must advance and strengthen black owned businesses.Over the weekend, The Nielsen Company released “The State of the African American Consumer”, a groundbreaking report projecting African Americans buying power at 1.1 Trillion dollars annually by 2015. To illustrate how massive this figure is, if African Americans’ purchasing power equated to a country’s GDP, we would be the 16th largest country in the world! What does this mean? Black consumers have more economic power than we may realize.
It is important to note that the 1.1 Trillion figure may not necessarily be all cash on hand, as we may be using credit cards and loans to make certain purchases. Also, spending power increases and/or decreases with one’s income. However, as a collective, there is enormous potential for black consumers to leverage our economic power by way of supporting black owned businesses to foster community economic development.The NAACP and other organizations are constantly advocating for policies to create more opportunities for black owned businesses (e.g., increasing access to capital) to succeed. But, while these organizations are affecting change at an institutional level, I want to highlight how we, as individuals, can foster an environment where more black businesses can thrive.
First, we must stop the massive “leakage” of our money out of our communities. Currently, a dollar circulates in Asian communities for a month, in Jewish communities approximately 20 days and white communities 17 days. How long does a dollar circulate in the black community? 6 hours!!! African American buying power is at 1.1 Trillion; and yet only 2 cents of every dollar an African American spends in this country goes to black owned businesses.Maggie Anderson, Co-Founder of the Empowerment Project, decided to address this dilemma by committing to “buying black” along with her husband (and two children) for an entire year. In her book titled, “Our Black Year”, Anderson recounts her experiences patronizing black owned businesses while highlighting the challenges many black businesses face (black businesses lag behind all other businesses in every measure of success). Interestingly, throughout her journey, Anderson fielded accusations of racism for her “buying black’ project. But, what must be understood, and Anderson reiterates repeatedly in her book, is Black economic empowerment is healthy for everyone.
Considering the crux of impoverished communities’ problems are often economics, reinvesting in black businesses is one of the best ways to address socioeconomic disparities.You may be thinking “what if there are no black owned businesses near me? What if the prices are too high? And/or what if their services aren’t on par?” These are all challenges Anderson encounters on her yearlong journey. But what she realized, and many of us must realize, is that this effort requires sacrifice and persistence – just like generations before us sacrificed and persisted to provide us with opportunities (which many of them did not live to see). If we want to remedy problems in our community, many of which are systemic and multi-generational, then we must remain steadfast.
Furthermore, with the internet we now have more options, such as the website for the Empowerment Experiment, to overcome some of these barriers.It may be unrealistic to expect the African American consumer to exclusively patronize black owned businesses for various reasons including budgetary constraints, accessibility, or product availability. But in those instances where you do have options (e.g., restaurants, clothing, printing services, natural hair products, etc.), I challenge you to answer our call to action to try to be a conscious consumer. Over the next week, the NAACP Economic Department’s social media campaign, #knowyourworth, will highlight statistics and resources to support your consumption efforts. We must lead the way in investing in our own businesses, and we can by starting with our own 1.1 Trillion dollars. Because if we don’t support black owned businesses, it becomes that much harder to demand anyone else to.
So start with the contacts in your cellphone. That is your community and connect that community together and that will help build the Black Community as a hold if we just use cooperative economics that The LADA Group www.ladaproject1024.com has put together
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The LADA Group…God Advises Us to Buy Gold

GOD ADVISES US TO BUY GOLD…Whatablessing

Revelation 3:18 King James Version (KJV)
18. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Revelation 3:18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.

Rev 3:17 “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’–and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked–

Rev 3:18 “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, [that] the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see

Rev 3:19 “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

“Be zealous!” the definition of zealous: “Warmly engaged or ardent in the pursuit of an object.”

Haggai 2:8 “The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the LORD Almighty“.

GOD GIVES YOU POWER TO GET WEALTH

Deuteronomy 8:18 “You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”

Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

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The Roots Of The Problem In The Black American Community

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The Lack of capital formation in Black America, In the form of:
1. Accumulated Saving
2. Land and Financial Asset Ownership
3. Business Development

The focus of Civil Rights Movement Put Emphasis On:
1. Justice, Jobs and Wages
2. Government Spending
3. Commercial Bank Debt
Ignored the role that Capital formation and Equity Finance could and should have been playing.

Slavery Stripped Black Americans of informal saving traditions that you can find in virtually every other ethnic immigrant group in this country:
1. ‘Partner’ Jamaican culture
2. ‘Gye’ Koreans
3. ‘Committee’ Indians
4. ‘Hui’ Chinese

The Civil Rights Movement did not attend to the matter of Cultural finance

The civil rights movement did not recognize That capital was forming in commercial banking Institutions where it was often locked away from blacks by discriminatory policies.

The movement took this issue on via An assault on redlining But in focusing on debt rather than equity.
It missed a fundamental fact of capitalism – banks say no to ideas and yes to collateral.

Banks are risk- adverse And don’t make loans on the bases of talent but rather on what that talent owns.

With the least amount of capital and collateral, even with the lever of
anti-discrimination laws, The pursuit of debt finance by black American has always produced unsustainable progress.

The Lack of money Effect on The Community
Parenting, Crime, Economics

With the black unemployment rate at the same related level of the 1950s – double that of Whites, Even the effectiveness of a wage and jobs approach to equality must come into question

We must take responsibility for ourselves as a people!

The American black family today: 72% of all black babies are born out of wedlock.
Think about that: it’s a anomaly for black children to to be born to parents who are married.
This is where the overwhelming crime and economics malaise begins, among the 13% of the US population that is Black.

Worst still, there is a direct correlation between kids born out of wedlock and higher rates of crime.

According to a 2010 study in the Journal of Law and Economics, Kids grow into adults who turned to crime precisely because of a lack of educational opportunities, parenting, And Lack of Capital. This is exactly the the pathology being born out in the black race.
Over 50% of homicide victims are black according to a 2014 study conducted by the violence policy center. Which characterize the rate as Epidemic.

According to Justice Department data from 1980 – 2008 Blacks were six times more likely than whites to be homicide victims and seven times more likely than whites to commit homicide. More than half of all federal prisoners are black.

Community Economic Development
It’s not every everyone else’s problem to ensure that black kids go to school stay out of trouble, finish high school and to stop the destruction of the black American family.

We all have a job to do for ourselves, family and community and we can do it together with Power Economics, Leverage and Duplication To create wealth.

We must be the agents of our own faith.
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Fixing the Wealth Gap with LADA

FIXING THE WEALTH GAP IN AMERICA WITH LADA

As Congress and the White House wrestle whether to raise taxes for the wealthiest Americans, a new analysis of Census data shows that the wealth gaps between whites and blacks and Hispanics widened dramatically during the recession.

The analysis by the Pew Research Center, released on Tuesday, found that from 2005 to 2009, inflation-adjusted median wealth fell 66 percent among Hispanic households and 53 percent among black households, compared with a 16 percent decline among white households.

Those declines increased the wealth gap between white and minority households to the largest since the census began collecting such data in 1984. The ratio of wealth for whites to blacks, for instance, is now roughly 20 to 1, compared to 12 to 1 in the first survey 25 years ago and 7 to 1 in 1995, when a booming economy lifted many low-income Americans into the middle class.

The wealth ratio for whites to Hispanics was 18 to 1 in 2009, also up from 7 to 1 in 1995, the Pew analysis found.

The declines from the recession left the median black household with $5,677 in wealth (assets minus debts, where assets include items like a car, a home, savings, retirement funds, etc.) and the typical Hispanic household with $6,325. White households, by comparison, had $113,149, the study found.

National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial called the report a “wake-up call” that minority communities need more investment in long-term job creation.

In the Book of Genesis, which means the book of “beginnings”, we find the expression of a seed principle that runs throughout the scriptures, and a principle that will endure as long as earth. Chapter 8, verse 22 reads, “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” In other words, seedtime and harvest, that is “sowing and reaping”, will be as unchangeable and predictable as day and night.

Sowing and reaping is a law, like the law of gravity. The law of gravity always works the same way for everyone. So does the law of sowing and reaping. It’s a fixed principle that God built into his creation. In Galatians 6:7, we are told, “Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”

If we would just sow (you reap what you sow) some money into one another (your harvest) by simply recycling dollars (paying it forward) between one another (watering the seed) we would create an extraordinary income (harvest) for all. Create an Asset that will Pay You.

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The LADA Group Practicing Group Economics in the African-American Community

One of the greatest strengths of any community is its ability to identify, support, and reward the talents and skills of its members. When I was a child, I remember observing my mother go out of her way to hire African-American professionals in the community. I now realize that she understood then, and understands today the importance of practicing group economics. That is, creating and exchanging resources (e.g., currency, talents, gifts, and skills) that a group deems valuable among another. Sadly, today group economics is not being practiced as nearly as often as it could be practiced among African-Americans especially. In fact, in no time than the present have we seen so much blatant apathetic and disconnected people in the African-American community than we do today. Some fault the concept of “hyper individualism”, an overly self-absorbed concern for oneself. Others blame the educated Black community for not giving back after they’ve “made it” and succeeded in their prospective careers.  And still others feel that we’re living in a “Post-Racial Era”, and we should all demand to be recognized as individuals rather than side with any one particular race. In any case, this article is concerned about the African-American community and how they are disproportionately represented in the most problematic spheres of American society, how this relates to their lack of economic empowerment, and practical that can be done about it. In this article I provide practical solutions to set African Americans on the road to practicing group economics.

Network economics refers to business economics that benefit from the network effect. It is also known as Netromix. This is when the value of a good or service increases when others buy the same good or service.

Unity is being together or at one with someone or something. It’s the opposite of being divided. Is your community connected like this ?
COMMUNITY broken down really means:

C = Colaboration
O = Of
M = Members
M = Money
U = Uniting
N = Neighbors (Family, Friends, Associates)
I = Investing
T = Together
Y = Yield

Yield is ROI return on Investment. Learn more how to connect here

Group Economics in Practice
Use Online Resources- With the internet now so readily available, there’s really no excuse for why someone isn’t networking. Even in the most remote areas of a community, you can find an African-American professional with only a click of a button. LinkedIn.com for example puts you in direct contact with local and international professionals in every field.

Commitment vs. Convenience- A willingness to support each other is also a matter of not gravitating toward convenience. Yes, the Barnes & Noble might be just down the street, but what about supporting that local Black-owned book store that might be a few miles away? You could be helping to put the owner’s children through college with the money you spend in the bookstore.

Stop Waiting for Someone Else to Do It- Not enough African-Americans are investing in themselves. How long will they complain about there not being enough Black businesses? Thousands of dollars are invested in getting degrees, why don’t enough educated African-Americans feel strongly enough about their ability to create jobs for themselves? To practice group economics, African-Americans must not only support Black businesses, they must also establish businesses and employ other African Americans.

Teach Your Children about the Differences between Riches and Wealth- Children attend school to learn about the basics of everything from reading, writing, and mathematics, but they graduate with very little, if any, knowledge about the importance and the value of money. And few know what it takes to earn money and maintain a decent standard of living. Take children to see the most affluent communities and point out all of the things the members of those communities are doing to keep their communities thriving (e.g., educating themselves, pursuing professional careers, and then investing their income back into the communities from which they came). Then, take children to see the most poverty stricken communities. Point out the things that might be negatively impacting those communities (e.g., poor educational systems, limited job opportunities, people moving away from communities). Finally, ask children which way would they prefer to live. Children must understand that riches are temporary and wealth and assets can be handed down from generation to generation.

Group economics and unity are priceless to every community, but no community needs to put into practice group economics like the African-American community. Let’s all think of other ways that we can support one another. Even if it’s just to encourage one another for whatever talents and skills we might have. Bakers, cooks, authors, seamstresses, artists, etc. get with the organizers in your community who are great at managing people to form businesses. Nothing beats a try, and we have nothing to lose and so much more to gain.

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