(GRCAM Film Project In Progress 2019)
I believe that we have enough talent right here among ourselves. I am calling upon everyone on my friends list and everyone in my social groups who are from the Art Community, the Faith Community and from the Black Community to please make yourself known to me. My objective this year is to put my virtual Christian socialist organization (GRCAM) the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement on the map by turning my revised book into a hybrid documentary. I am looking for Actors, Cinematographers, Composers, Directors, Digital Content, Computer Graphic Designers.
Film Editors, Producers, Screenwriters, Sound Engineers and Storytellers that have the experience behind a camera. I will offer tangibles to those who will join my Film Project for one those who are selected to be on my Film Project will go down in history with me and Sister Rena. Secondly, they will have an opportunity to play in our future films and or stage plays.
I have registered with the Illinois secretary of state my articles of incorporation for my nonprofit. I am waiting on the IRS to send me a letter that they recognize my nonprofit as a legal 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Then I can open a business account and solicit Angel Investors and Sponsors who will invest $400,000 into my Film Project in order for me to hire qualified film crew and actors. If you know of any film makers and or actors who would be interested in traveling to Chicago to audition for my upcoming urban Christian film (Hood Liberator Made In Chicago: The War Against Willie Lynch begins) then by all means encourage them to send me a friend request along with their email address to my Facebook Page.
My Christian business the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago will be a non-profit faith-based community organization dedicated to providing quality programming, office rental space and community resources for Independent Filmmakers, Visual Artists and Black Entrepreneurs. GRCAI will provide content creators access to resources, global networking and crowd funding in order to turn their ideas into reality.
To eradicate urban violence in Chicago through our programs and services. To tackle poverty, institutionalized racism and police brutality within the communities and cities we will serve if given a chance.
To strengthen single black families while at the same time meet the social needs of the urban communities and families that want to utilize our programs and services if given a chance.
To rebuild Black Wall Street by providing an infrastructure for aspirating artist and upcoming black entrepreneurs.
To provide private employment to our clients/members based on our budget and our sponsorship.
To offer a second chance program for ex-offenders of non-violent crimes, former gang members and homeless individuals.
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.
I created (GRCAM) the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement, a virtual Christian socialist organization back in November 1991 on a site called Gopher because I was dissatisfied with all of the division taking place among Black People. I wanted to start a new movement in Black America and throughout the African Diaspora in order to connect with like minded Progressive African Americans, Afro-Brazilians, Afro-Canadians, Afro-Caribbeans, Afro-Europeans, African Immigrants and Native Africans throughout the African Diaspora. We welcome all Christian denominations, Moderate Muslims, Secular People and Non-black sympathizers. This is an authentic black organization who are interested in solving black issues once and for all in America. All of my social groups both Christians and Secular represents the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement.
After 15 years of being rejected, humiliated and ignored by established black organizations in the city of Chicago I decided to write 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 this business effective and successful for years to come.
I want Black Middle-Class Professionals who have the following credentials: Investors, Business Partners, Christian 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.
The proceeds from my revised book and my film will go towards me hiring qualified people who will assist me and Sister Rena with the daily operation of my Christian business (GRCAI) the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago. We will offer a recreational center and a wide range of quality restaurants from people throughout the African Diaspora. Our objective is to help keep the community safe, clean and healthy. GRCAI will be at the table to address and solve important issues including safety/security, education and providing private employment to our members based on our budget and sponsorship.
GRCAI will expand to 10 African Nations. Before we expand to Africa I need my international friends who live in Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Angola, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda to encourage your governments to allow us to have citizenship within 3 years if you are serious about having us do business on the African continent. We as black people must move from being tribal.
Please encourage your family and friends who reside in Canada, Europe and the United States to purchase my revised book and read my story. Those who agree with my plan/vision make yourself known to me I provide all of my contact information within the book. This will help speed up the process for us to recruit brave and smart African Immigrants in America to assist me in setting up chapters in Africa. We will go through the proper channels with their government to start our (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 as well as educate the people about the problems with Capitalism and show them an alternative GRCAM. 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 In Africa will be an effort to assist the diaspora in the ability to shop with, visit, invest in and relocation back to Africa. All of our products and services will be provided by skilled and professional Africans from around the continent. Before the internet connecting with businesses on the African continent had been a challenge. But now more than ever, it’s imperative for the Diaspora to make the connection physically and economically. GRCAI In Africa, will be there to help arrange your travel, welcome you upon arrival and assist with tours, translators and more.
The only thing which is preventing me from turning my virtual Christian socialist organization into a real 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 (Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos Podcast, my revised book (The Solution For Black America) second edition 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.
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. I believe this act of human collaboration across an open platform is essential to the low income African American community and our collective future.
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 read my story (The Solution For Black America) second edition. It’s available on Amazon as an e-book for $9.99 and or as a soft cover book for $15.00 plus shipping and handling. My book is the foundation of my future Christian business the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute.
GRCAI will be membership based and everyone will be screen and 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. This is more than just a new business endeavor it’s a new system.
More info about My Film Project:
My Amazon Author Page (Please Subscribe & Share)
My Youtube Channel (Please Subscribe & Share)
Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos Podcast
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