E.G.P.A stands for Economic Growth of Pan-Africans. After spending 4 months in Europe in the latter part of 2011, I began to truly submerge myself in all aspects of African studies. In a little over a year and a half, I am done researching and I am ready to take action...In the fall of 2013 I will begin the last year of my "education" at college. With a Bachelor's degree in Health & Human Services in hand, I will be forced into yet another job that has been created to have me work for an organization/company that is most likely run by a non-African. I don’t know about you, but I cannot see myself working a 9-5 until I turn 65 (or 75, the way the economy is looking these days). E.G.P.A is not just the name of this blog; it’s what I would to think of as the evolution of a revolution. I want to do so much work surrounding this living and breathing entity that I believe is still alive in the minds of Africans today. So join in the brainstorming of the movement!
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"Hidden Colors 3 is currently the #1 documentary on Amazon. I want to send out love, thanks and respect to everyone who went out to the theaters and supported the film this week. We must continue to shatter the lie that the only films Black people will support are hood,ratchet,coon,or slave movies. Also, another reason why Hidden Colors 3 is number one right now is because people can only make pre sale orders. So there are no copies available for bootleggers right now. So people are making legitimate purchases of the film. This is very important. Please do not support any bootleg copies of the film when it comes out. Because we can’t track bootleg sales. And when we try to prove to the industry that there is an audience for intellectual and educational Black films, we don’t have the hard numbers to prove this. And the industry uses the lack of hard numbers and legitimate sales to justify not funding intelligent Black films. #HC3Movie #HiddenColors3" - Tariq Nasheed
After being back from my trip to Haiti, I’ve made some profound epiphanies. Mainly those dealing with how I’ve spent my money (in regards to traveling/vacationing). Thousands of dollars have been spent on the last couple of years and the fact that Haiti had nothing to do with it truly, bothers me. The improvements that are being made on the island are efforts made on behalf of the president and those in government who believe in the spirit and pride of the Haitian people. If your own believe in you, you know that there is no limit to what you can achieve.
I sincerely believe that Haiti is a full extension of the mother land, Alkebulan. We have adopted so many cultural values and have taken pride in integrating them in our culture. It is a shame that because of our sincerest efforts on preserving an independent & predominantly African way of life, we have been constantly stigmatized and insulted for it.
As a Haitian American, I see the work that must be done by my peers and I. Yes, there are places around the world that need more assistance than Haiti. However, this post isn’t about waging which place needs more help than others. Haiti needs help, period. There are so many talented, well-off Haitians living abroad that have turned their backs on Haiti…..both financially and culturally.
We need to start spending our vacations in their resorts, purchasing their clothes, buying their liquor, help developing their schools (mainly so their students stop studying abroad)…the list goes on.
I basically said all of this to say, don’t abandon where you come from. Support your roots, it made you into the person you are today.
I am back from my unannounced hiatus. It has been quite a semester to say the least…. In other news, I have graduated with my BA in Science so I am done with “higher education”. I was also on a “spiritual break” ..but let’s not get into all of that….I am back and ready to back in the swing of things.
These are the type of opinions that many people believe in but will never say in public. This old racist, obviously not aware of the “politically correct” paradigm we have been subjected to, certainly lost the memo…. The fact that there are still people who believe Blacks should be picking cotton as opposed to relying on government assistance is obviously ignorant and biased….That poor blacks NEED to keep their kids and not abort SOLEY for them to learn how to pick cotton and live “fulfilling lives”. He is reducing us to cattle, and my brothers and sisters, we have always been viewed as cattle since we were thrown onto the ships in Alkebulan…. I am pretty sure that everyone is well aware that WHITES are the largest demographic group that receive government assistance in the U.S. Soooo Massa Bundy, are you saying poor whites should be picking cotton as well?? OF COURSSSSSEEEE NOT! They’re white! =D I’m not going to continue to analyze this “thesis” of his, because this is just pure and ignorant racism. However, I feel that spreading this video is extremely important so Black people may understand their REAL position on the field. Unless we have a collective source of wealth, you ARE the slave. A slave that needs to learn how to pick cotton…..
I have truly enjoyed posting and sharing the invaluable information revolving around black economics in America and around the world…and I hope this page is serving its purpose. However, in my spirit, as the moderator of this platform and other black economic-based online platforms, I simply feel UNFULFILLED. I feel a transition approaching. These ideas we are creating, reviewing and sharing need to be MATERIALIZED. Like Dr. Phil Valentine said, “This is not for GOSSIP!”. This information is not meant to make you feel bad or good…..it is meant to prepare you! Online information was meant to serve as a tool, not as THEE tool. I was serious about starting an organization in NY and starting the work.
Obviously the attention of our people are online, on Facebook, Instagram, tumblr, etc and that is where we have to meet them…..That is the first level. But if we are to start building for real….those who are ready need to elevate out of that comfort zone and start brainstorming on what physical changes need to be done in our communities…