My name is Emmanuel Barbee I am the founder and President of (GRCAM) the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement. GRCAM is a virtual Christian socialist organization.
Yeshua has given me specific instructions to go beyond the four walls of the church and make an impact in the economy or the market place. First meet the need of the Black Community by reaching out to the un-reachable, the un-loveable, the broken-hearted, the homeless, the sick and broken in spirit through our programs/services and show them an authentic form of Christianity for me that is Christian socialism. A Christian socialist is a form of socialism based on the teachings of Jesus. Many Christian socialists believe that capitalism is idolatrous and rooted in greed, social inequality, and institutionalized racism which most Christian denominations consider a mortal sin. We will focus on what we stand for: love, compassion, social justice, and liberation theology.
Jesus told us to focus on the lease of these in society according to Matthew 25:35–40. He also commanded us to be a witness to others not just for us to read his word, but to activate social change in the world according to Matthew 28: 16–20. We will be committed to the healing ministry of Jesus by showing compassion to inner city youth and their families which will promote dignity to the people and community we will serve. We will emphasize the importance of morals and character development for both Christians and Secular People. We will also focus on strengthening the black family and focus on solving black issues in America by promoting a black economic agenda.
I created (GRCAM) because I was fed up with all of the division among Black People. Pan Africanism was not working for African Americans/Black Americans. I wanted to start a new movement I created my first group on November 10th 1991 on a site called Gopher. I wanted to help raise awareness about the genocide which is taking place within our inner cities in America starting in Chicago. I also wanted to connect with other like-minded African Americans, Afro-Brazilians, Afro-Canadians, Afro-Caribbeans, Afro-Europeans, African Immigrants and Native Africans from around the globe.
We welcome all Christian denominations, Secular People, Moderate Muslim and Non-black sympathizers.
I am a professional blogger, an online talkshow host, an upcoming social entrepreneur, a film maker in progress and a new urban author. After 15 years of being rejected, humiliated and ignored by established black organizations in Chicago I decided to document my experience and publish my story (The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding And Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America) second edition in hopes of attracting 30 Black Middle Class Professionals within the United States to join my management team in order to make my Black Christian Business effective and successful for years to come. Nehemiah was called by God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. He did not build that wall by himself he had a professional team people like Architects, Brick layers and Engineers.
Like wise, I want Black Middle-Class Professionals who have the following credentials: Investors, Business Partners, Black Entrepreneurs, Social Entrepreneurs and Philanthropist. I am also looking for legitimate Film Producers, Actors, Stage Managers, Grant Writers/Fundraisers, Technical Directors, Marketers, Accountants, Business Administrators, Social Workers, Financial Planners, Lawyers, Real Estate Brokers and Insurance Agents.
I have my articles of incorporation and my bylaws typed and available for my Nonprofit Cooperative. I also have my articles of organization typed and available for my For Profit Service Based Business. Yet to add insult to injury still to this day I don’t have anyone on my management team.
In my book I provide a 21st century plan on how my Christian business will help eradicate urban violence in Chicago while meeting the social needs of the Black Community and strengthening the Black Family if given a chance. I wrote my book for three reasons: one reason is to raise awareness about the genocide which is taken place within our inner cities in America. Another reason is to promote my virtual Christian socialist organization the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement. GRCAM will become a real Black Christian Business known as (GRCAI) the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute.
To eradicate Urban Violence in Chicago through our programs and services.
To tackle poverty, institutionalized racism and police brutality within the Black Community.
To promote economic opportunities in the African American community by being a community advocate and resource for our members.
To strengthen the black family by working directly with single black mothers/fathers who want to utilize our services. For example we will offer youth services to children and young adults by providing them with a stipends to be in our films, stage plays, and music videos. This act alone will have a positive impact in the black community base on our budget and sponsorship.
To create a sense of national urgency about the genocide which is taken place within our inner cities in America starting in Chicago. We will achieve this through journalism, social media and public forums. In all of our work we strive to educate and enlarge our audience of concern citizens who care about solving black issues once and for all in America.
To create innovative educational programs that advances the black agenda and challenges and entertains audiences in Chicago and beyond.
GRCAI will consist of a Nonprofit Cooperative and also a For Profit Service Based Business.
The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute will take the lead in the marketplace by creating community co-op, community grocery stores and eventually community housing. For example, GRCAI will pay Black Women the same as Black Men, offer a consensus-based decision making, democratized wages and establish a worker-owned cooperative for our members.
Under the Nonprofit Cooperative: GRCAI will be governed by an Advisory Board. GRCAI will be membership based and operated for the mutual benefit of our members. Also, any earnings we make are returned to our members in the forms of lower prices through our quality programs and services. Our members come first and we will be committed to providing reliable information.
Under the For Profit Service Based Business: we will offer state-of-the-art recreational center that will offer bowling, high ropes adventure courses, captivating game rooms featuring the latest video and amusement, stylish billiards, energetic dance rooms and high-quality restaurants, various businesses, onsite childcare and an onsite music recording studio for our students making documentary films and stage plays. In addition, we will host family fun activities including combination deals, birthday parties, weddings and corporate parties/events.
It will have five components: a Social Service component, a Spiritual component which will be optional for secular people, a Entertainment component, an Entrepreneur component and a Political component. Our focus is on providing quality programs and services to the low income African American community and work with Black families that want to utilize our programs and services. Finally, I wrote my book in order to generate capital/seed money so that I can hire thirty Black Middle Class Professionals who will assist me in the daily operation of my Black Christian business (GRCAI) the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute. I want to make Chicago a model first before we expand to 10 other cities throughout the Midwest. I also plan on hiring African Immigrants in America to assist me in setting up chapters in 10 African nations.
They are as follows: Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Angola, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. I encourage my African friends to encourage your government to allow us to have citizenship within 3 years if you are serious about us doing business on the continent. We as black people must move away from being tribal.
I encourage my African friends to share my book information, my blogs and videos with your family and friends who reside in Canada, Europe and in the United States. We will go through the proper channels with their government to start the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Africa as an (NGO) Non-government organization. We will offer private employment to our members based on our budget and our sponsorship. We will provide infrastructure for clean running water, agricultural technology to feed the people, offer solar energy to help our members with their electrical generators and most of all help improve the African economy. In time, we will expand to Brazil and specific places in the Caribbean such as Barbados, Bahamas, Haiti and Jamaica.
The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Africa will assist the diaspora in the ability to shop, visit, invest or relocate back to Africa. All of our products and services will be provided by skilled professional Africans from around the continent. It’s important for the Diaspora to make the connection physically and economically. GRCAI of Africa, will be there to help arrange your travel, welcome you upon arrival and assist with tours, translators and more.
My message to my Group Members. It’s time for people in my social groups to stand up, it’s been 28 years that I have been online trying to Recruit, Inform, and Promote my vision about improving our inner cities in America starting in Chicago and my vision for Africa. God has placed this on my heart since I was in my 20’s now I am in my 40’s. 28 years is long enough I refuse to be ignored my vision is about improving Black America and improving Africa if given a chance.
The only thing which is preventing me from turning my virtual Christian socialist organization into a real Black Christian Business is the lack of manpower and the capital this is why I turned to social media to get my message out to the public through my Youtube videos, my Social Groups, my Blog Postings, my online talkshow, my revised book and now through my upcoming urban Christian film (Hood Liberator Made In Chicago: The War Against Willie Lynch Begins). This is my last attempt to try to do something positive for my racial group in America.
I am looking for the following: Season film crew such as Sound Technicians, Computer Graphic Designers, Assistant Director, Director of Photography, Camera Assistants, Hair & Makeup Artist, Production Assistants, Actors/Actresses, Comedians, Dancers, Models, Musicians, Poets, Gospel Singers, Screen Writers and Secular artist. If you are serious about being part of my film project then send me your email address to my Facebook inbox to be on standby. I am determine to use this technology to help launch my urban Christian film & my Black Christian Business (GRCAI).
It’s not my burden alone but rather a shared burden for I am just one black man with a vision and a plan, it takes a team to make a dream work. GRCAM is a global community of thinkers and builders I need your help to move GRCAM from behind a computer into our urban communities that need our talent and skills. The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute will be membership based. Everyone will be screen, must attend our mandatory orientation and sign the community pledge no exceptions. No harden criminals, No active gang members, No urban terrorist, No pedofiles, and no half steppers allowed in my organization this is how I get down. This is my contribution back to my community, society and throughout the African Diaspora.
What does GRCAM do?
I created (Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos Podcast) is a platform for ordinary law abiding citizens from my friends list and from my social groups who are Artist, Authors,Bloggers, Black Entrepreneurs, Poets, Healthcare Professionals and Church Leaders to promote their products and services to my listeners from the podcast community. This 30 minute no holds-barred talk show focus on promoting grassroots advocacy, business, finance, health, community-based solutions, employment and spirituality which speaks to the interests of our listeners. Broadcasting on multiple social networks throughout the United States and around the globe. This show will provide insight on how our creative abilities can be used to create tangible change in our communities. These are not just online groups for me to sell my book but rather groups for us to build our own network so we can support one another.
Some of the incentives I offer people on my friends list and people in my social groups who interact with me are as follows: I assist people using my web journal with creating basic websites, finding college scholarships/grants; housing; legal services all for free. I don’t ask for donations instead I encourage people on my friends list and people in my social groups to please support me by purchasing my revised book and share my book information (The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, And Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America) second edition. It’s available as an e-book for $9.99 and or as a soft cover book for $15.00 plus shipping and handling.
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My Facebook Groups:
1. Light OF The World Inspirational Group (My Christian Group)
2. Christian Spoken Word Network (My Christian Group)
3. Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos Podcast (My Social Group)
4. The New Black Voices of Media (My Social Group)
5. Real Talk Real Solutions (My Social Group)
6. Chicago Home OF The Grass Roots Community Activist Movement
7. The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute (My Social Group)
8. The Grass Roots Community Activist Network (My Social Group)
9. New Hood: Creating a new community in Urban America (My Social Group)
10. New Urban Author Emmanuel Barbee Readers/Supporters Worldwide
(My Social Group)
11. Emmanuel Barbee’s Official Facebook Group (My Social Group)
12. Community of Resistance (My Social Group)
13. The Grass Roots Community Activist Group Conference (My Social Group)
14. GRCAI of Africa (My Social Group)
Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos Podcast(Please Subscribe & Share)
My Amazon Author Page (Please Subscribe & Share)
My Youtube Channel (Please Subscribe & Share)
My About Me Page
My Cause Page (Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos)
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