For over a
century, no government program or charitable contribution has been
able to end poverty in the Black community. Even with all of the
millions spent over the years, we still find today that over 23
percent of the Black race lives in poverty. Also many of those who
are working are doing jobs far below their ability.
For most of our
history, we have depended on the good will of others to sustain us.
Our jobs, our education and our housing are for the most part,
created, taught, built and controlled by groups other than us.
Blacks own no
fortune 500 companies, no large national banks and almost no
companies with a workforce greater than 100 employees. As a result,
we employ few Blacks in the community, build few homes, and control
few of the financial decisions that affect our lives. We are at the
mercy of others and our poor financial status reflects that.
I have written a
book “Excuses Aside” - a Guide to African American Empowerment to
show how Black people can escape poverty and achieve prosperity by
building businesses, improving education, eating healthy, planning
families, looking and acting professional, voting and avoiding vices
such as, alcohol, drugs and tobacco products. The book is based on
the conviction that Blacks should not expect White people or the
government to provide for them. The book emphasizes the need for
Blacks to embrace the concept of self-determination and by pooling
resources, build their way out of poverty.
I hope that you
will purchase this book and join with me to end poverty.