Everyone has heard of the 1 Trillion Dollar buying power of Black America currently. That will grow to 1.7 Trillion by 2017. Do Black people realize what kind of power this is? When we get determined to spend our dollars; it’s a rap. Our dollars are literally funding this economy. Did you know that Black people own the most smart phones of any demographic group?
The things that have been going through my mind: So many are out here crying for racial justice but hell; we’ve been trying to friend an enemy too damn long who only wants to control or destroy us. Bump that. It’s time for Black America to wake the hell up.
A real man thinks ahead. His family will never have to suffer when he thinks of their financial future.
It’s time for Black people to start thinking entrepreneurially. We are a juggernaut waiting to happen.
When I look at the success of the Straight Outta Compton Movie, it shows just how powerful our dollars are and we can bankroll our own communities with unity. Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Eazy E’s widow, all produced the movie. They told their own story. They convinced Universal Studios to back the movie. It’s going to make a ton of money. NWA spoke for my generation of what was happening in the inner city. Little did they know how much their musical impact would change the music industry. This movie has something to say. The realities of 1988 are just as relevant today as they were then. It refuses to apologize for its truth.
The reviews are in: Straight Outta Compton did $60.2 Million dollars over the weekend.
Everyone is talking about the movie. It’s a smash.
NWA made history and the movie chronicles that.
Can this be the catalyst to something bigger?
I think that there is a buzz among many in the Black community for us to become more economically strong as we have been in the arts and sports. It’s time for the bold, talented and innovative among us, to consider investing in each other and building a stronger entrepreneurial base. We have made other groups rich from our buying power. It would be a very big mistake for us not to take aggressive action and exploit new areas to build our communities and reignite old ones.
The power is within us to be the people we have envisioned.
Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream. We can make that dream come true with economic goals that are reachable.