- Oct 4, 2009
- owner of various real estate concerns
what are you talking about? the ish is religion not race! No one here in NYC is laughing about it or not concerned about the death of Black folksYour question/statement is redundant because I already stated they don't care. Is the AU solving this problem? No. So black people in the us have no authority. As stated to you before Africans for the most part don't think and act race first and increasingly this includes African Americans who got their own concerns and issues to deal with. It seems everyone here recognizes this except you.
A person does not have to take an hour out of a busy day to say, "this is sad and it should not continue!"
one can go into any church or masjid in the Black community here and if they do know about this incident, they are talking about it and not in jest or "well stuff happens"!
As for what Black folks here with a knowledge of self or once they can get a knowledge of self can do to effect US policy towards Africa,
I don't think Dr Amos Wilson was a fool for saying this;
"The responsibility of the Afrikan American community [is to ensure] Afrika's economic development. The ignoring of Afrika by the Western nations provide windows of opportunity open to native Afrikans to drastically reduce the massive outflow or flight of capital, which has been estimated to exceed 80 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, and to reinvest it in their own countries.
Afrikan peoples and nations across the Diaspora must apprise themselves of a full, ongoing knowledge of the social, economic and cultural history of Afrikan nations as well as their contemporary status and reorganize their sociocultural and economic structures so as to initiate and fuel continental Afrika's growth and development.
The Afrikan American community, especially, should vastly overhaul and reconstruct its educational orientation toward a knowledge of the Motherland. It must realize that its own economic salvation is coterminous with or tied to that of Afrika's. It must invest money and human resources in Afrika's development and perceive its economic prosperity as its special responsibility and mission…
The Afrikan American community must become vigilantly and jealously interested in U.S. and European policies toward Afrika and seek to influence those policies in both its own and Afrika's favor."