Quote Of The Day

Written By: Elsie Law - May• 04•17

“Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore, do not take lightly the perils of war.” -Thucydides

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TODAY IS BUY BLACK FRIDAY

Written By: Elsie Law - Apr• 28•17

PLEASE PASS THIS ON! (EACH ONE TEACH ONE OR TWO!) THIS IS PHASE ONE ON HOW WE CAN HELP TO STRENGTHEN & EMPOWER OUR COMMUNITY:
The 2008 not guilty verdict in the Sean Bell case evoked outrage, emotion, and debate. It is not an anomaly that the police officers involved in the Sean Bell slaying were acquitted of all charges on all counts in State Supreme Court. I could run out of ink printing the names of people who have been victimized by the inaptly named justice system.

The American justice system has been especially terroristic towards the African American community. Many community members can cite historic and personal accounts to prove this. Therefore, it would be foolhardy (at the least) to turn to a system that has methodically oppressed us, and request that they free us. We can only free ourselves through extreme discipline and intelligent planning.

As a community we have been too compliant with leaders who organize ineffective, delayed reactions. The only strategy that can save us in this last hour is one that calls for a collective code of conduct that will be conducive to improving the conditions of our community, and shifting the paradigm of how we are treated by outside entities. The first step of this code of conduct should be based on economics.

The old adage of “money talks,” still reigns true in the new millennium. Any political scientist worth his or her library card will tell you that: “Economic powerlessness equals political powerlessness,” and conversely “economic power equals political power.” This means that if we continue to allow our wealth to be extracted from our community, we will remain impotent.

The power of the collective “Black Dollar” is often discussed. However, that power has been left unchanneled. Today is the day to change that. A one-time boycott is not going to bring long-term change and respect to our community. Our community has launched boycotts before. Our success and ascension will be based on what we consistently do. For this reason, we should initiate “BUY BLACK FRIDAYS.”

BUY BLACK FRIDAYS is a small step towards our community acquiring power via controlling our economics. Every Friday, people who acknowledge the injustice and oppression that the African American community has been consistently subjected to should do one of the following:

Option #1: Spend $0 on Friday
Option #2: Spend no more than $10 on Friday
Option #3: Only Shop at Black Businesses on Friday
[PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE OPTIONS CAN & SHOULD BE EXERCISED ON A DAILY BASIS. However, we can all at the very least focus on Fridays. This way we can take a collective stand and build our collective discipline. Please remember that this is only Phase 1!].

To the people who are tempted to label “BUY BLACK FRIDAYS” as racist, I say this: In the big scheme of things, this is about right & wrong, justice & injustice. The African American community is a strong, proud community that has endured the brunt of America’s iron fist. We must stop the pounding. I feel that any fair-minded individual will concur, and join in.

ANY business that is privileged to enjoy the support of the African American community MUST return that support.

I thank you in advance for your effort and dedication.

-Elsie Law AKA Starface

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Quote Of The Day

Written By: Elsie Law - Apr• 28•17

“All the negro asks is that the door which rewards industry, thrift, intelligence and character be left as wide open for him as for the foreigner who constantly comes to our country. More than this he has no right to request. Less than this a republic has no right to withhold.” -Booker T. Washington

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Ghana’s First Cupcake Shop

Written By: Elsie Law - Apr• 26•17

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The Nigerian Chocolate Industry

Written By: Elsie Law - Apr• 26•17

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Egypt and China’s Currency Swap

Written By: Elsie Law - Apr• 26•17

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Quote Of The Day

Written By: Elsie Law - Apr• 26•17

“When you have people confused, particularly about what they are, you have them confused about everything, and every master of power understands that concept. That’s a universal concept. If you’re going to master people, one of the first things you want to do, if you want to do it in an orderly manner, on a long-term basis, is to confuse them; and then come up with ways and means of keeping them confused. Because the person who is not confused in a situation is always the most powerful person on the scene. That’s universal law.” -Neely Fuller Jr.

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Some Interesting Facts About Harriet Tubman

Written By: Elsie Law - Apr• 24•17

Harriet Tubman Quote
• Harriet Tubman was born a slave. She escaped slavery in her early 20s.
• Harriet Tubman was a confidante of John Brown.
• Harriet Tubman was a frequent guest at the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
• There was a $40,000 ransom for Harriet Tubman’s capture.
• Harriet Tubman opened a home for the elderly on land that she owned.
• Harriet Tubman made about 19 trips to the South the free more than 100 slaves.

[SOURCE: “Black Manhattan” By: James Weldon Johnson]

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Quote Of The Day

Written By: Elsie Law - Apr• 24•17

“I was anxious to learn to know the masses of my people, to know what they thought, what they felt, and the things of which they dreamed; and in trying to find out, I laid the first stones in the foundation of faith in them on which I have stood ever since.” -James Weldon Johnson

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Neely Fuller Jr.: Stay On Your Constructive Agenda

Written By: Elsie Law - Apr• 17•17

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