We Should Harness And Increase
Our Economic Power
December 9, 2001
It is indeed enlightening to know that by 2006, the combined Gross National Product (GNP) of Black America will be more than 600 billion dollars. Yet as encouraging as this news is, the fact remains if we continue with the policies of earning and spending, wasting and throwing away money in the businesses of other people, we are going to be nothing but slaves earning money and making others wealthy, while they continue to buy up our neighborhoods, live off the hard work of our ancestors and dominate the political, economic and intellectual life of the United
In like manner, Black nations around the world should work to build and
expand their wealth and economies using efficient and effective means.
(See the great book, "Susu and Susunomics," published by
www.iuniverse.com available at www.barnesandnoble.com
USING OUR MONEY WISELY WILL CONTRIBUTE TO OUR DEVELOPMENT
One of our major problems as Blacks in America is the fact that every
dollar we make circulates only once in the Black community. By
comparison, every dollar the white community makes circulates ten times
or more in their community.
The white European sense of self-preservation and economic domination
and control is so strong that they will even create copies of Black
culture such as boy groups and girl groups to sing Black music by
calling it "pop," or copy industries such as Black hair care, music and
food products to compete and destroy what Blacks have created.
USING SUSU; ITS TIME TO APPLY ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS THAT WORK
Despite the one way passage of Black dollars in the Black community,
there are many ethnic Black communities in the U.S. who put in use the
application of traditional economic methods, pride in self and use the
knowledge that economic power is as important as political power.
One such group is the Afro-Caribbean community, another is the African
immigrant population and the largest of that population happens to be
Blacks from the South, where economic integration (some call it Black
economic distruction) has not brought about the destruction of Black
business to the extent that it has happened in other parts of the U.S.
Moreover, one of the most ancient forms of economic development called
susu economics is being used by Afro-West Indians to develop their
communities, build businesses, build schools and invest in their
communities (see the book, "Susu and Susunomics: The Theory and Practice
of Pan-African Economic, Cultural and Racial Self-Preservation,"
published by www.iuniverse.com Susu was also significant in helping
the Jewish refugee population who began migrating to New York after
World War II, to develop a strong economic community.
The time has come to start putting methods and systems that will
contribute to Black development. The power of Black America to serve in
the same function that white America serves as a force on this planet is
very much within our grasp.
Why are we in a continual downslide toward underdevelopment around the
world? We African-Americans and Africans in the U.S. hundreds of
billions of dollars at our disposal, yet, why are we sitting aside as a
scattered people, with no influence, no nationalistic agenda and no
ability to contribute to the liberation of Blacks in America and in
other parts of the world?
ITS TIME TO USE BLACK MONEY TO BUILD A WORLD BLACK ECONOMY
Today, Blacks in Latin America, Brazil, India, Papua New Guinea, Africa,
the Caribbean, Melanesia, Europe and the Indian Ocean, Australia and
elsewhere are uniting despite the distances from each other. Today,
there seems to be an international awakening among Blacks and despite
the problems we face, a world Black renaissance is on its way to
becoming a reality.
Here in the U.S., too many of us are simply wasting the benefits we
have, whether its wasting good media on music videos and one type of
music, whether its wasting money on cars and things we can do withouit
while our Black colleges are shut down and our ownership of real
property is lessened, or whether its falling for the marry, devorce and
break up the Black faimily plague that is destroying the
In retrospect, its time to make a change and to work to stand as a
positive force in the world. We have a GNP of over 600 billion dollars
at our disposal, its time to put that money to good use to develop our
communities and to contribute to building a better Black world.
Afterall, if we can use our money to develop markets in other parts of
the world and can build a manufacturing base, we will have helped
develop a Black world that will be open to trade and commerce with us.
"Susu Economics: The History of Pan-African Trade, Commerce, Money and
Wealth," published by 1stbooks Library, www.1stbooks.com
Susu Economics is a facinating and well researched book that presents
the history of African/Black civilizations from ancient Egypt to India,
Mesopotamia, Nubia-Kush (the nation of Sudan, presently occupied by
Arabs where Africans are being enslaved), Olmec Mexico, the Mound
Civilization of the Southern and Midwestern United States, Sabea/South
Arabia, Shang China and many other great civilizations.
The book describes why Africans migrated from Africa. The idea of
hunting animals and migrating is mentioned as well as the even more
important possibility that trade and commerce, commodities and goods
were being sought as well.
"Susu and Susunomics: The Theory and Practice of Pan-African Economic,
Cultural and Racial Self-Preservation," published by www.iuniverse.com
Susu and Susunomics is an effective blueprint for cultural, social and
economic development of Black America and the Black world. This book is
already a well-known world renouned text used by some economists as a
practical guide to development.
A History of the African-Olmecs: Black Civilizations of America from
Prehistoric Times to the Present Era," published by 1stbooks Library
The above book, "A History of the African-Olmecs is one of the most
important books written on the prehistoric Black presence in the
Americas, including the United States. This book is even more important
today since at the present moment, evidence of an ancient civilization
more than eight thousand years was found off the coast of Cuba, beneath
Cuban waters. Among the latest discoveries which support the history in
the book is the discovery of well made and refined tools in South Africa
that give an age of about 70,000 years old. This book gives an accurate
and well researched history of how such civilizations were built in the
Americas by prehistoric Africans from the Nile Corridor, West Africa and
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