Friday, September 23, 2016

Powernomics ! A strategy we should consider - Kwasi Imhotep

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Date: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:21 AM
Subject: Powernomics!

Listening to Black talk radio, WOL in DC yesterday and up comes Dr Claude Anderson and his Powernomics program. His concept, as I understand it is to economically empower Black folks as a means of survival and extrication from its group problems, including I assume racial hatred/oppression.
 
If that premise is accurate or closely so, I don't see it achieving it's goals.
 
Granted, that we NEED every weapon we can get our hands on to defeat oppression, and certainly economic enfranchisement should be a central part of our arsenal for liberation.  But, it ain't a cure-all; not a panacea!
 
I wanted to call in and ask the Dr one question, but the phone line was too long for me to wait.  Had I gotten through, my query to him would be along the lines of, we have already done what you propose and it was not sufficient to protect us against white racial hatred, i.e., in Tulsa, OK in the 1920s.
 
There we were economic kings and queens, even lending money to pale people/businesses, unemployment rates of less than 4 percent, owning banks, hospitals, transit systems, hundreds of businesses and even had 5 privately owned airplanes, which was absolutely unheard of for Black folk.
 
But, it was all destroyed in one murderous night of pale rampage.  So how is Powernomics going to save the day for us?
 
Anderson spoke of owning/controlling our infrastructure as the Jews/Asians do, as if that was a remedy for their societal ills.  Well, fact is, it isn't. The Jewish 'Civil Rights' group, Anti-Defamation League has reported that their group investigated over 977 cases of anti-semitic assault against Jews in 2015! That;s nearly 3 cases per day.
 
And the ADL is only one of several Jewish advocacy groups.  We all know that they are typically economically powerful, owning much of corporate America, plus their pale skin and straight hair gives them a perceived cultural edge over us.  But they are still fighting racial hatred big time; just like us.
 
Still, I kind of like Anderson's push, and I believe he is an honest man interested in our welfare. But, he is a fast talker, and fast talkers sometimes say things that are not accurate, mixed in with truth.  He is no exception.  For instance, his history IQ is not where it should be to cover as many different subjects as he does.  He spoke of the Willie Lynch letters/speech in one You tube tape as if it were an actual historical event.  Not so, according to my buddy and Afrikan history professor Manu Ampim-
 
Yet, I think Dr Anderson may have something that we can use in our struggle, and is worth listening to.  Kwasi


Why Blacks Will Continue to be Killed, And What We Can Do About It

On Friday, September 23, 2016 11:18 AM, Asad - Pan-African Alliance <executiveofficer@panafricanalliance.com> wrote:



Why Blacks Will Continue to be Killed, And What We Can Do About It
Ferguson.
Baltimore.
North Carolina.
Dallas.

The list goes all the way back to Rosewood and Black Wall Street.

White Supremacy is real, and as long as we use tired old strategies to fight back, we will continue to be victims. We cant continue to march like we are in the 1960's or riot like the 1990's. Its time for a new approach. One that will ensure our safety now, and for generations to come.

Last night, I wrote an article that I hope will resonate with you. The heart and soul of our organization is summarized in this article. Read it, and let me know what you think with an email or with a comment on the article itself. 


P.S. Even if you are currently overseas, I think you will feel this article. I look forward to hearing from you, Family!

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Screening of Generation 1 in Norfolk Virginia 10-13-2016 @ 7:30 pm at The Naro !


@ForwardEverVirginia, Positive Vibes Inc. and 

WhereBlackBiz.com presents a screening of Lamar and 

Ronnie Tyler's documentary Generation One: The Search for 

Black Wealth starring Dr. Boyce Watkins and Dr. David 

Anderson. Special in-theater guest Dr. David Anderson 

(from the film) doing Q&A and Dropping gems like only he 

can ! Thursday 10-13-2016 @ 7:30 pm @ Naro Cinema in 

Norfolk, Virginia. 1507 Colley Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23517 


Tickets are online at EventBrite or call 757-932-0177 or 

email WhereBlackBiz@gmail.com .


Generation One takes a hard look at the numbers, giving 

historical context to early wealth creation in the Black 

community and tapping the expertise of the nation’s top 

financial experts to weigh in not only on how Blacks fell 

behind, but surefire strategies families can implement to 

begin building a strong financial legacy for generations to 

come.

Buy your tickets here !
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/generation-one-in-norfolk-tickets-27794244333?aff=aff0eventful


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If you have consumer debt, and you'd like to reduce the interest rate, and the amount owed, give me a text or a call @ 757-932-0177. Seko Varner is from Positive Vibes Inc. This company combines entertainment, community activism, and financial literacy and debt reduction counseling. Seko is also in high demand as a special events DJ and owns an event marketing service. Seko has diverse background in business, financial services, real estate, radio, counseling and education (WHEW). Visit www.HappilyEverAfter.Be or call 757-932-0177 for more details. At the time of this posting Seko continues with debt removal services, yet he is not active with World Financial Group, nor with financial services marketing.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hands off Gabby !

Hands off GABBY !

Gabrielle Douglas, our very own Olympics Gold Medal winner from Virginia beach, in the 2012 London Olympics, and a gold medalist in the teams victory in Rio, has been brought to tears by this racial hatred news system and the bigots who masquerade as patriots on Tweeter.

 
Four years ago, they couldn't say enough good things about our daughter, 16 at the time.  Now, they trash her name, her gestures, and mostly because she did not put her hand over her heart during the playing of their national anthem at the gold medal ceremony.
 
It's not good enough for them that she said she didn't intentionally try to dis them; no, they want to drag her through the mud. (See Washington Post story below)
 
The Post even published a citation from the US Code (below) ostensibly buttressing their case against her:
 
"36 USC 301-(C) 
all other persons 
 
 should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart
"
 
Sounds like a slam dunk case against her, right? WRONG! I didn't work 30 years in DC writing laws, regulations, Instructions, etc, for the federal government, not paying attention to the legalese of those edicts.  And it basically comes down to this: when a law mandates an action, it typically uses SHALL, not should.
 
Black's Law Dictionary (8th Ed, p. 1407), says this of the preposition SHALL: "has a duty to; more broadly, is required to; this is the mandatory sense that drafters typically mean, and the courts typically uphold"
 
So, when this law says should, not shall, it is not mandatory to do the action spoken of, and that's the path our daughter took, but not with any malice in her heart.  But these pale hypocrites want to rake her over the hot coals for doing so.
 
Get real pale America! Your Supreme Court has ruled in 1969 that it is NOT illegal to burn the US flag, citing freedom of speech laws.  So if one can legally burn that rag (aka Dr Welsing), one can also legally not salute the damn thing.  Moreover,  we as Black people have even less reason to honor a symbol that has historically trashed us.  That flag was flying over George Washington's farm, when as the first prez, he enslaved over 300 of our ancestors.  Maybe some of us have forgiven and forgotten, but Dr Clarke told us not to do either.  And as we have taught so often in the past, their flag is a symbol of a Republic (US Pledge) in the Platonic sense of limited rule of the few over the many. Why should we honor a symbol of a system that  has historically EXCLUDED us in more ways than one?
 
But, Gabrielle wasn't being mean spirited, and did not have a political motive in mind by her own admission.  She simply did not bow down to a symbol of white supremacy and for that, she gets burned in the press.
 
Back up pale faces!  She is only 20 years old, despite what she has accomplished, and she's still our daughter, and some of us don't take kindly you f---ing with our daughters!  Kwasi

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hangout with US for Virginia's Summer Black Friday Weekend 2016

Peace & Blessings,


     We have a great weekend with our guests Lord Jamar from Brand Nubian and Dr. David Anderson from the Empowerment Network. Beginning on Friday with a party and Ending on Sunday night with the screening of the conscious film Black Friday (Starring Dr. Umar Johnson, David Banner, and Judge Hatchett)

     FREE Friday 8/5/15 we'll network and lounge at the BLACK OWNED Punch and Brunch (formerly SPADES) in the shopping center on the corner of Holland Road and Rosemont Road in Virginia Beach. Come out and network with fellow conscious-raised individuals and everone else !

     FREE Saturday 8/6/2016. It Takes a Village ! Noon to 5 pm on Saturday visit the FREE vendor village filled with OUR businesses at Military Circle Mall in the food court area. Enjoy great food by BLACK OWNED Seafood City, Chef Skip, and Vegan/Veggie gourmet by RealFoods. Enjoy line dancing from Noon - 1 followed by great talks from our local thought leaders on the topic of "It Takes a Village to end tragedy." Special keynote talk from Lord Jamar from Brand Nubian. Great presentations from Godchild the Omen,  #BlackLivesMatters's Montrell Lambert, Danielle Boose and Rashard Wright.

    $10 - After It Takes A Village meet and greet and party from 6 -9 pm with Lord Jamar at the Lord Jamar Day Party at the BLACK WOMAN OWNED Lei'Aunties in Janaf across from Paneras. At 7 pm Lord Jamar takes over the DJ business and we party NEW YORK STYLE !

THEN ON SUNDAY.........

View Black Friday (the film) Sunday 8/6/16 @ 8pm in Norfolk, VA's Naro Cinema
starring Dr. Umar Johnson, Judge Hackett, David Banner, Cynthia Robinson, and more - Live in cinema guests - Lord Jamar (Brand Nubian) & from the film Dr. David Anderson (Empowerment Network) $10 tickets at the door on online in advance











Meet people.......Join OUR movement to change OUR world.
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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hangout with us next weekend: 8/5/2016 Begins the Summer Black Friday Weekend 2016

Peace & Blessings,
   DJ Seko Varner, and some business partners, have a great weekend next week with guests Lord Jamar from Brand Nubian and Dr. David Anderson from the Empowerment Network. Here's some of Seko's recent email:

     Friday 8/5/15 we'll network and lounge at Punch and Brunch (formerly SPADES) in the shopping center on the corner of Holland Road and Rosemont Road in Virginia Beach. This is the restaurant owned in part by Hampton U. grad DJ Baby Drew (who was on Love and Hip-Hop.......smh...) and DJ Jack of Spades with Chef Wimbo and Chef Dexter on the kitchen duties. We arrive at 8pm and it's free if you are dressed in Black. This is a networking event, bring business cards and network !

     Saturday 8/6/2016. It Takes a Village ! Saturday visit the FREE vendor village filled with OUR businesses at Military Circle Mall in the food court area. Enjoy great food by Seafood City, Chef Skip, and Vegan/Veggie gourmet by RealFoods. 

      Enjoy line dancing from Noon - 1 followed by great talks from our local thought leaders on the topic of "It Takes a Village to end tragedy." Special keynote talk from Lord Jamar from Brand Nubian. Great presentations from Godchild the Omen,  Montrell Lambert, Danielle Boose and Rashard Wright.



    After It Takes A Village meet and greet and party from 6 -9 pm with Lord Jamar at the Lord Jamar Day Party at Lei'Aunties in Janaf across from Paneras. At 7 pm Lord Jamar takes over the DJ business and we party NEW YORK STYLE !


THEN ON SUNDAY.........

View Black Friday (the film) Sunday 8/6/16 @ 8pm in Norfolk, VA's Naro Cinema
starring Dr. Umar Johnson, Judge Hackett, David Banner, Cynthia Robinson, and more
Live guests - Lord Jamar (Brand Nubian) & Dr. Anderson (Empowerment Network)


Event Description

In an effort to heighten the economic awareness and financial responsibility in the African-American community, the film, Black Friday, presents solutions on how to better manage the 1.2 Trillion dollars that leaves African-American communities annually. In addition, the film champions financial literacy and the importance of leaving a financial and ethical legacy for the next generation.


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Be blessed, stay blessed, be a blessing.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

GIVE OUR NEW ADULTS EMPLOYABLE SKILLS, ADD MORE MELANIN TO THIS PHOTO & HELP OUR COMMUNITY !!!: Virginia Beach Fire Dept. Accepting Applications for Volunteer Support Techs!

LET US GIVE OUR NEW ADULTS EMPLOYABLE SKILLS, ADD MORE MELANIN TO THIS PHOTO & HELP OUR COMMUNITY !!!


From: Hire Virginia Beach Fire Department <HireVBFD@vbgov.com>
Subject: VBFD Accepting Application
The Virginia Beach Fire Department is CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for Volunteer Support Techs (VSTs)!!
NOW until August 1, 2016 !
Volunteer Support Technicians support firefighters with on-scene operations in the City of Virginia Beach. They man the Volunteer Support Trucks and after receiving training, they provide the required air, lighting and specialized equipment that are necessary to support firefighting. Support Techs also assist in hose packing, equipment placement, scene accountability, firefighter rehabilitation and other non-hazardous duties assigned by the Incident Commander.
 
Minimum Requirements
Age 18 at time of application
High school diploma or GED at time of application
Valid U.S. Driver's license at time of application
 
Printable applications are available online click Here for more information!
Visit us online www.vbgov.com/fire, select "volunteer opportunities"
 
 
Kindest Regards,
 
April Roberts
VBFD – Recruiter
757-385-1098 | hirevbfd@vbgov.com


Monday, June 27, 2016

Conscious Community Do you own a business ? Profit from 7 AM The Movie in Norfolk, VA

Peace conscious community,


      Hopefully you know that the Positive Vibes Kollective (Brett from PVAL and Seko from PVI) is showing the conscious film 7 AM on Thursday July 7th at 8 PM at The Naro Cinema in Norfolk. Since this solutions-oriented film begins where Hidden Colors 4 left off, they want to be sure that (collectively) we make full advantage of all the conscious business owners who will be in a room together. They will have (SWAG BAGS) Business Bags from WhereBlackBiz as they did for Hidden Colors. If you didn't receive Seko's email he stated the following......

0.     Begin by listing your business on www.BOBspotter.com . It's a free national online directory of Black.Owned.Businesses. I also suggest considering www.WhereBlackBiz.com as Brother Bert has had great success in assisting Virginian businesses with increasing profits and increasing their customer base. You should also look for an opportunity to advertise in the Journal & Guide or the Hampton Roads Messenger. Contact Bert B by emailing whereblackbiz@gmail.com if you need contact information for either one of those excellent publications.

1.     If you are interested in the Business Bags promotion, email Bert B from WhereBlackBiz.com by emailingwhereblackbiz@gmail.com . He has all the details for the business bag promotion. Your business bag or swag bag inserts will be placed in 500 bags distributed at the screening of the 7 AM film and in Black Owned businesses in the Norfolk area.

2.     Bring your business cards on 7/7/16 at the 7 AM screening and network with one another.

3.     This time will have a food provider with VEGAN foods available as well. Brett from Positive Vibes Afrikan Literature should be selling copies of 7 AM at the screening. Seko from Positive Vibes Inc. will be selling the CONSCIOUS757 T-shirts This film, 7 AM, has quietly outsold the Hidden Colors 1-3 series in the local bookstores. Don't take my word for it, call 757-523-1399 and ask Brett yourself.  DISCLAIMER - Since Hidden Colors 4 has screened and is now released this statement will probably be a past-fact rather than a current fact. Oh Yeah.. Hidden Colors 4 is now available in Brett's store. Call Brett @ 757-523-1399 to get your copy of HC4.

4.     If you haven't purchased your ticket yet Seko just unleashed a "Business Promo Advanced" ticket. With an additional charge of $5 your business will receive a voucher for a FREE or At-Cost vendor/exhibitor table for your choice of an August "It takes a Village" event, or their December event "NIA Fest" or a February event "The Carter G. Affair."This promotion will only span Sunday 6/26/2016 - 7/4/2016. Act fast on this one. (you know how Seko can get......LOL)

5.     They are selling tickets to the 7 AM film at the door of the Naro. It's best to get your online advanced tickets or purchase your ticket at African Vibes in Military Circle Mall or the Positive Vibes Afrikan Literature at 6220-B Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA. The film is $10 ticket.

6.     Tickets are available online by visiting:

7.     If you own a business, email info@positivevibes.net with your business name, your contact number, and any online links. I understand that the Positive Vibes Kollective is planning something big, ...... You'll thank me later......

Prosperity,
Imani Virginia

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