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From The President

From The President

“The Time Has Come” I believe that African Americans are at a pivotal point in history. The world is not waiting for us to wake up to our power. It is time for African Americans to take a seat at the table, not only in America, but also in the global economy. Unfortunately, we continue to place our power in the hands of those that historically oppressed us, and even worse, we continue to oppress each other. This is the meaning of “internalized oppression”. To continue to fall into the cultural hypnosis of thinking that white America controls our lives is a true abdication of our personal power. Marcus Garvey said, “God and nature first made us what we are and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.” 

God and nature first made us what we are and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.

The reality is that each and every day is an opportunity to create a new and powerful story in our culture…and unless we find a way to write this new story, to claim our power, there will be devastating implications for our community and for the world. In other words, there is no one to save us…but us! Frederick Douglas said, “I prayed for 20 years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” The fantastic news is that as people of African descent, we possess enormous untapped creativity and potential, as individuals, and as a collective network. W.E.B. Dubois said, “A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.” Malcolm X said, “Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it!” Therefore, once we fully tap into what makes us tick, what unleashes performance in our culture, we will assume our rightful place on the global stage. It is Nation building time. We are no longer in the age of persuasion we are now in the age of mobilization and unification. Dr. King said, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

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