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.
My purpose for being online is to mobilize like minded people on my friends list and in my social groups to come forth and be apart of my film project in Chicago. If you are serious and able to travel to Chicago for our open audition then please send me your email address to my Facebook inbox and be on stand by until I am able to get the green light from the IRS to move forward in getting my film fully funded.
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.
I have completed my training at Chicago Film Makers. I learned how to write a business proposal and submit them to Angel Investors, Foundations and corporations who would invest $400,000 in my film project. I will use the funds to hire qualified film crew such as Sound Technician, Graphic Designers, Assistant Director, Director of Photography,Camera Assistant, Gaffer, Hair & Makeup Artist and Production Assistant and of course quality actors. The proceeds from the film will go towards funding my Black Christian Business (GRCAI) the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute.
Black People face multi-Generational Trauma, Institutionalized Racism, Mass Incarceration, Police Misconduct and Failing School System. There are lots of violence prevention programs in Chicago yet urban violence still continues. 28 years established black organizations refuse to work with me including the black church and this is why I am starting a new movement in Black America and throughout the Diaspora called GRCAM which is Black Empowerment in the 21st Century. The Grass Roots Community Activist Movement will offer a new perspective to an old problem that has went for far to long in the Black Community.
I created the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement (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.
After 15 years of being rejected, humiliated and ignored by established black organizations including the black church 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, 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.
GRCAM is a 21st century Black Empowerment and Kingdom Building approach to solving black issues in America and throughout the Diaspora. GRCAM will focus on two fronts domestically and internationally.
On the domestic front our mission
To eradicate Urban Violence in Chicago through our programs and services.
To tackle poverty, institutionalized racism and police brutality within the communities we will serve.
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 offer a second chance program for ex-offenders, former gang members and homeless individuals within the community.
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.
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.
GRCAI main objective is to promote economic opportunities in the African American community by becoming an advocate and resource for our members. GRCAI will provide local food connections that are accessible through our cooperative grocery stores for our members. In all of our work we strive to educate and enlarge our audience of concerned citizens who care about solving black issues once and for all in America and throughout the African Diaspora.
Before I can talk about an international front, I need to get my Black Christian Business (GRCAI) the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute established in America first for credibility, so that Jesus/Yeshua will receive all the credit.
I have an African plan. Africa is our ancestral homeland and we as Black People throughout the Diaspora need to go back and help share our knowledge, talent, and skills in order to put Africa back at it’s rightful place in the world. My goal for my African family is to unite likeminded African Americans, Afro-Brazilians, Afro-Canadians, Afro-Caribbeans, Afro-Europeans, African Immigrants and Native Africans to be in agreement with me and help me turn my ideas into reality I don’t have another 28 years to waste.
It’s my hope to recruit recruit brave and smart African Immigrants in America to assist me in turning my virtual Christian socialist organization into a real business. Once we’re established in America I plan on expanding my business to 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 push pressure on your governments to allow us to have citizenship within 3 years if they 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 with your family or friends who reside in Canada, Europe, or in the United States to purchase my revised book and read my story for themselves. My revised book is the foundation of my future Christian business. 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 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. 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.
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.
The proceeds from my film will go towards me hiring Black Middle Class Professionals who will assist me and Sister Rena with the daily operation of my Black Christian Business (GRCAI) the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute. We will cover Austin, Garfield Park and North Lawndale on the Westside of Chicago and eventually expand to the Southside of Chicago investing and working to rebuild Black Wall Street. We also aim to expand abroad to ten African nations. We will offer a comprehensive array of services in the areas of health, housing, jobs and social justice and take the lead in city, state, and national policy leading to a more just global society.
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. This is why I created my groups to help me spread my information with your friends & family. The Grass Roots Community Activist Movement 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.
Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos is an extension of the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement. I host my online talkshow in order to interact with everyone on my friends list and everyone in my social groups to give business owners, church leaders and people that have special talents & skills to share their information with my listeners from the podcast community.
After the show I usually offer my guest speakers an incentive by sharing with them how to create their own podcast or create their own Youtube channel and earn revenue from it. I prefer that participants do a phone test first to see if their phone device is compatible with Facebook messenger as a voice call. If not then I recommend they create a free Google account or a free Skype account so that they can be on the show. The best day and times for me are Thursday evenings through Sunday evenings after 3:00PM Central Time.
*My Amazon Author Page (Please Subscribe & Share)
*My Youtube Channel (Please Subscribe & Share)
*Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos Podcast (Please Subscribe & Share)
My Cause (Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos)
My Twitter Page
My LinkedIn Page
My Medium Page
My Facebook Page
My Facebook Groups (Both my Christian groups & my Secular groups represents my virtual Christian socialist organization GRCAM.
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)
My Virtual Communities: (Just to name a few)