I preface with all that to bring the newbies up to speed… it’s been a long journey. Building is a process. It is not quick or easy. And it requires blood, sweat, tears, money and resources. And patience and a commitment to see it though.
What separates me and the squad I run with from the rest is we all understand change starts with changing us, changing our mindset… taking back our narratives and controlling our images. We are building the systems that will allow us to do that…. real black grassroots activism, schools, media, social media, mentoring programs, taking hip hop back, changing negative images and stereotypes via black speculative art aka what Disney’ Black Panther was based on. Except we were on it first. Planting seeds of real life Wakanda.
We have all been consistent, all fund what we do with the help of small knit groups of supporters who see the vision and want to be part of this collective.