(GRCAM Virtual Conference February 25th 2023: Theme-The Battle For Africa)
Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen to GRCAM Virtual Conference. I’m your host Emmanuel Barbee. I would like to encourage everyone on my Facebook friends list, everyone in my social groups and all of my listeners worldwide please do me a favorite hit that like button and share this video podcast with your friends ladies and gentlemen. Make sure that you are subscribed to my YouTube Channel it’s free. Help make this video-podcast go viral by posting this link on your Facebook Page, your Instagram Page and or on your Twitter Page. This video-podcast is available in three forms: Audio, Video and as a Written Text in order for us to reach our audience.
On my YouTube Page you can watch my latest video podcast, I provide direct links to our Virtual Store, my Amazon Author Page, our Paypal Page, my Medium Page and our GoFundMe Page under the about section. We look forward to having you on board with us as we embark upon this exciting project. Before I go into my presentation I want those of you who are new to my video-podcast or new to my Facebook Page to know little bit about me and my vision and plans for Black America and Africa.
For starters, I am a professional blogger, an online talkshow host, an upcoming social entrepreneur, a film maker in progress and a new urban author of the book “The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, And Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America” second edition which is available on Amazon.
After 15 years of being overlooked and rejected by established black organizations in Chicago even the Black Church I decided to write and publish my experience. In 2010 I wrote and published my first book I paid $3,000 for publishing and editing but the company only published my book without editing. I was working on a shoe string budget so I was unable to take legal action. I decided to revised my book with the help of Sister Rena.
This revised book is an auto-biography about my experience growing up in the inner city of Chicago. It’s also about our past and future as Black Americans or Descendants of American Slaves. In my book I provide a 21st Century plan on how my Christian business (GRCAI of Chicago) the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago will help eradicate urban violence in Chicago
through Arts, Culture, Commerce, Spiritual Development & hosting African tours.
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.
Secondly, I wrote my book to promote my virtual Christian socialist organization the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement. I created (GRCAM) on November 10th 1991 on a site called Gopher. I wanted to connect with other like minded Black People, African Immigrants, Afro-Caribbean’s, Afro-Brazilians and Continental Africans who were serious about solving black issues in America, throughout the Diaspora and on the African continent. GRCAM is an End Times Spiritual Warfare organization to help solve our social issues in the 21st Century for the Mobile Generation. GRCAM is about promoting Black Economic Empowerment and Kingdom Building through Global Black Unity.
For me Christian socialism is an authentic form of Christianity. A Christian socialist is a form of socialism based on the teachings of Jesus. We 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 Non-Christians. We embrace the Social Gospel and Black Liberation Theology. I have a Nehemiah assignment which is to rebuild the African American community while strengthening the black family. Nehemiah did not rebuild the walls of Jerusalem by himself he had qualified Architects, Brick Layers and Engineers.
Yet for 31 years Black Chicago has refuse to embrace my vision and plan. If Black America continue to ignore my vision and plan then our racial group as a collective will end up becoming a permanent underclass by 2040. Many of the things we are dealing with in America is our own fault. For example, we don’t have political participation at the local level as we should. Jackson Mississippi is 80% black there is no reason why black people in Jackson is not running that city. The black community is being gentrified left and right. Black Americans don’t want to build anything or own anything. The murder rate in our inner cities across the United States of America is on the rise. 70% of black children can’t read. We can’t even get on one accord about reparations. Our ancestors fought and died for Civil Rights other groups in America didn’t. Our people as a collective is struggling in America. Black People make up the majority of the homeless population in every major city in America. Don’t take my word for it do the research. This is spiritual warfare at it’s best. Black America times are going to get tougher for us here in America because a majority of black people have become Americanized and careless about the black community let alone black youth. This is why I am reaching out to the Global African Family starting with African Immigrants, Afro-Caribbean’s and Afro-Brazilians in America especially in the surrounding Chicagoland area to help turn my vision and plan into a reality.
Once we’re able to get our film project fully funded and made and the proceeds from the film start pouring in then I can purchase property in Chicago, buy office equipment and hire qualified Black Middle Class Professionals who would make sure that our Christian business is effective and successful for years to come. In my Christian business we will teach our members about the importance of valuing our culture just like the Amish community, the Asian community and the Jewish community. Family structure is important, education is important and practicing group economics is key to a winning culture.
It’s my hope that GRCAI of Chicago will become a tourist attraction and help revitalize the African American community and black businesses that’s already there. GRCAI of Chicago will bring revenue to the African American community while building up our own economy then we can solve many of these issues in black society. We will declare war on this Willie Lynch mentality within black culture. Our members will learn how to heal collectively and stop destroying ourselves. We have access to a lot of resources in America we just need to take care of ourselves as a collective.
GRCAI of Chicago will help prioritize our goals such as securing our neighborhood and protecting our women and children. We will reach out to former gang members and people who were incarcerated for non-violent crimes this is what my creator called me to do. GRCAI of Chicago will be a multi-purpose facility functioning as a nonprofit as well as a For profit business. GRCAI of Chicago will operate under 7 separate functions within the organization.
1. Social Service component
2. Spiritual component (optional for secular people)
3. Political component (under our For Profit Business)
4. Entertainment component
5. Entrepreneur component
6. Health & Wellness component
7. Black Media component (New Black Voices of Media)
In this organization we will separate ourselves from Degenerates, Off Code Negros, Active Gang Members, Pedophiles, Rapist and Urban Terrorist. When slavery ended our ancestors left those plantations the back stabbers and massah pleasures followed behind them. GRCAI of Chicago will raise the bar in Black America. We will hold mandatory orientation, everyone will be screen and must sign our community pledge. We will also require our members thumb print so that we can keep tabs on who is doing what within the organization. Everyone must contribute something to the organization no free loaders. We will pool our resources together in order to create and own community Healthcare center, community grocery store and community housing this will be group economics in action.
My Vision For Africa:
Once we’re established in Chicago I will lead by example I will apply for dual citizenship in South Africa. It’s my hope that African Immigrants within the United States would come forth and work with me directly in forming an alliance with Africa and the people. We plan on visiting 10 African nations they are as follows: Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Angola, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. We will match African Entrepreneurs with Black Entrepreneurs, African Artist with Black Artist so that we can do international trade among our people. We also plan on setting up local chapters in each African nation we visit.
GRCAI of Africa will provide a platform to unify the Diaspora with Continental Africans. Topic of discussions would include:
Relocation and citizenship
How to buy property
Developers who can custom build your home
Local Mortgage lenders and a List for financing options
Investment strategies and projects on the continent
Networking among other Africans in the diaspora
Discounts on travel through our travel agency partners
Initiatives to build Africa and provide relief for communities in need
GRCAI of Africa will partnered with tailors, service providers, real estate companies, banks and construction companies starting in South Africa while helping build local businesses and improve local and international commercial trade between Africa and our brothers and sisters in the Diaspora.
GRCAI of Africa will replicate GRCAI of Chicago.
GRCAI of Africa will go through the proper channels with the African government to start our (NGO) Non-government organization. Phase I we will attempt to create a factory and take agricultural products and covert them into food supply that could be transported from one African nation to the next and also to the African American community in the United States of America. We are determined to work with our disadvantaged brothers and sisters in the society to improve and enhance the capacity for self-development. To promote GRCAI of Africa to the people of Africa. To fight against corruption. To nurture young Africans by conducting mentoring programs and various youth activities. To promote education through establishing learning centers. To promote health among the people living in rural and low-income urban areas by organizing for medical camps and health awareness campaigns. To participate in various economic activities geared towards improving the standards of living among the people in low-income rural and urban areas.
GRCAI of Africa will offer private employment and stipends to our members based on our budget and sponsorship. Phase II we will focus on improving African infrastructure in terms of building bridges, roads, power lines, clean running water, agricultural technology, solar and wind energy to help our members with their electrical generators in exchange for citizenship. But most of all help improve the African economy in each African nation we setup our local chapter. GRCAI of Chicago would give African Americans opportunities beyond America. Just look at our history in America. We build Black Wall Street but it was sabotage. Our ancestors went through American Slavery, Convict Leasing, Jim Crow Segregation, Systematic Racism, Police Brutality and Mass Incarceration.
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.
Finally, I wrote my book in order to generate capital/seed money so that I can hire qualified individuals to assist me in the daily operation of my business. This is my contribution back to my community, society and throughout the African Diaspora. To learn more just send me your email address so that I can email you everything I do online. I was taught your integrity defines who you are as a man. Keep your word, always do the right thing and keep your hands clean.
I don’t want to keep getting bogged down with Black American issues. Since Black Chicago has rejected and overlook my plan and vision for 31 years my Christian business will be membership base and I will turn over the business once I have my management team in place and take my talent to Africa and work with Africans that want more out of life. Truth be told Black America don’t want a solution my revised book has been on Amazon for 11 years and still barely selling. Items on my virtual store is also barely selling. It takes capital to start a business. Since 2010 I have been paying out of pocket to secure the business title. I’m not getting push back from White People I an getting push back from Black People. The White Man is not stopping Black People from buying my book, buying items from my virtual store or stopping Black People from listening to my podcast. These are choices we are making ourselves and we have to accept that responsibility.
I created a GoFundMe Page last April as a crowdfunding source so that everyone knows exactly where the funds will go towards. We will be using our GoFundMe Page as an indicator of our progress. So far out of 1,683 People on my Facebook friends list only three people have donated to our film project and this is why it’s taken me so long to get things done. I am encouraging everyone on my Facebook friends list, everyone in my social groups and all of my listeners from around the globe to please subscribe to my YouTube Page and share my page with all of your friends on all social media you’re on most of all please leave a public comment in the comment section on my YouTube Page this will help get the ball rolling.
Those who will donate to our film project through our GoFundMe Page and display their name and the amount they are contributing we will mention them in the film credits. In addition, everyone who contributes to our film project will earn cool points to our future live events at GRCAI of Chicago to show our appreciation. The best thing is that we will own the property and host unlimited events as we want. We will reach out to black owned food vendors and caterers to give them shine for their businesses. We will be community oriented. I also encourage everyone on my friends list, everyone in my social groups and all of my listeners worldwide to help get my revised book on the best seller’s list so that the world would take our cause serious. This is 100 percent grassroots we are not getting any funding from the government or major corporations because our focus is on strengthening the Black Family while improving the African American community starting in Chicago.
I am not interested in writing and publishing more books but rather produce quality Black Empowerment Films and creating successful black businesses I am not online to beg for donations I want to exchange something of value. My thing is if I am going to ask for something then I am going to have a product or service behind it like my revised book or items on my virtual store.
This podcast is an extension of the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement. Over here we promote critical thinking while discussing social issues affecting the Diaspora and People on the African continent until the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago materialize. Black People in America has been marching and protesting begging the White Supremacist Financial Elites for Freedom, Justice and Equality for the past 60 years I have a better option come over here and listen to what I have to say. The Battle is not for America the Battle is for Africa because Africa is the future. After I finish my presentation then I will turn the show over to our panelist who will give their commentary about the topic either from a spiritual perspective or from their own perspective. Afterwards then we will open up the phone lines for general Q & A through Stream Yard.
Today’s topic of discussion The Battle For Africa.
In my revised book I discuss the Scramble for Africa, also called the Conquest of Africa and the Rape of Africa. It was about the invasion, division, and colonization of Africa by seven European nations they are as follows: Belgian, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Portuguese, and Span.
I found an article from Foreign Policy entitled “How Africa Can Avoid Getting Scrambled” I am not going to read the entire article you are more then welcome to go to my Medium Transcript and scroll down to show and prove to get access to the full article. “At the conclusion of the Berlin Conference of 1884–85, which notoriously carved up the African continent and apportioned its territories to Europe’s imperial powers of the day, signatories to the act that formalized the new borders and zones of influence highlighted education and the “material well-being of the native populations” as justification for their historic power grabs.
Over the half century or so that followed what came to be known as the “Scramble for Africa,” Europe did virtually nothing to further education on the continent and inflicted some of the worst atrocities of the modern era on Africans, as colonists raced to extract natural resources using land seizures and forced labor, and implemented military conscription to fight and provide pack horse-like logistical support in Europe’s wars.
Most of what is recalled today about this terrible scramble are the arbitrary borders that created numerous economically crippled, landlocked territories and by turns divided members of coherent ethnic groupings and thrust together people with vast cultural differences or histories of enmity. Forgotten almost completely are the moral rationales that Western powers mobilized to justify their takeover and stewardship of an entire continent.
Much has been written lately about a new scramble for Africa that is supposedly underway, involving a growing list of outside powers. The list is led by China, the United States, France, and Russia, but also present are other parties that have less history of involvement with Africa but are now being drawn in, including Brazil, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, South Korea, Turkey, Vietnam, and others. All are seeking business opportunities on the continent positioned to drive most human population growth over the rest of this century — or more insidiously, are aiming to counter the influence of a global or regional rival.”
This is the difference between the first scramble for Africa that took place during the Berlin Conference 1884 and this new scramble for Africa with China and Russia in the mix. At least China is providing infrastructure meanwhile the former colonizers brought destabilization and that’s why I don’t expect a lot from this U.S. Africa Summit. The West has been behind every assassination of African leaders. I found an article from the Africa Report entitled “How the CIA got Patrice Lumumba” to read the full article just go to my Medium Transcript under show and prove. All it took was a hundred thousand dollars to have Lumumba killed. China is making more progress in Africa then the West. Like I’ve been saying since 2010 Black America needs an African Plan. The United States of America has finally adopted an African Plan but it’s not sincere.
United States of America is trying to demonize China for setting up debt traps. Yet America has a bad track record on foreign policy with Africa. The American Government consider anyone working with Russia a threat. This sounds like Cold War tactics that was used during the 60’s. America was against anyone who was considered Communist sympathizers they would black list people from their place of employment.
The blacklist involved the practice of denying employment to entertainment industry professionals believed to be or to have been Communists or sympathizers. Actors, screenwriters, directors, musicians, and other American entertainment professionals were barred from work by the studios. For more information please read the article about The Hollywood Ten on my Medium Transcript under Show and Prove. Before the U.S. Africa Summit Macky Sall from the African Union went to Russia to discuss doing trade. The United States of America feels threaten that they are losing their influence in Africa from China and Russia. I’ve talked about the U.S. Africa Leader Summit a few weeks ago.
According to Carnegie Endowment for International Peace U.S. Africa Leaders Summit it explains why the summit took place. I encourage my listeners to go to my Medium Transcript and scroll down to show and prove and look for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace U.S. Africa Leaders Summit website. Then click on it and scroll down to number three. One of the things that were discussed was the U.S. pledging billions to advance shared priorities. The most talked about outcome was the United States commitment of $55 billion dollars to the African continent over the next three years. Then it goes on to say the 55 billion dollars includes two way trade investment commitments. 55 billion dollars for three years split between 49 African nations that was represented each of those countries will receive 350 million dollars. All America cares about is to counter China and Russia influence in Africa. All of these policies are a form of neo-colonization. It’s interesting the initiatives they’re pushing through transformation with Africa initiative it’s their way to compete against China. Within that three year period there will be over a hundred billion dollars taken out of Africa in natural resources.
Africa needs more technology.
The scramble is still happening but it can be stopped if Africa would embrace my vision and plan. Burkina Faso and Mali were finally able to kick out the French military. However, places like Djibouti has become a military base for China and America. Germany and Japan has military bases in various parts of Africa. Truth be told Africans alone can’t stop the scramble they need the Diaspora to be involved so that we can put pressure on our elected politicians and also using the New Black Voices of media would help expose foreign troops in Africa. It’s my hope that Africans would embrace our film project and my revised book this would help get the ball rolling and benefit each Africa nation that we would visit. First it would have a direct connection to GRCAI of Chicago once we setup a local chapter. It would also help improve the African tourist industry because we would do international trade among our people and our members.
It would also help benefit the African American community because more African Immigrants, Afro-Caribbean’s and Afro-Brazilian would be willing to patronize our businesses and attend our live events more frequently. Africa need to get rid of their foreign debt by pushing for reparations for colonization from specific European nations that wrong them instead of keep borrowing money from the (IMF) International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Another tool Africa could use to curb the scramble is by enforcing internal policy on those multi-national corporation if they want to continue doing business in Africa. They would have to adhere to GRCAI of Africa which would be local policies in favor of local Africans. Most African nations are not well organized.
I believe that African nations should redraw their borders and agree what’s in the interest for their neighbors. They could make certain amends like give out vistas which dismantle the borders the same way that the EU dismantled the borders for EU members. Then Africans can move back and forth and trade without dealing with borders. In Europe they called it Schengen Agreement. If Africans want to get out of the mess they are facing then support our film project and purchase my e-book on Amazon until I am able to generate enough capital to get GRCAI of Chicago up and running then I can be in a better position financially to bring the best of the Diaspora to Africa starting in South Africa.
Notice we’re the only group in the world who don’t work together. GRCAI of Chicago will take the lead in connecting like minded Black Americans, African Immigrants, Afro-Caribbean’s, Afro-Brazilian and Continental Africans in the United States and eventually around the globe. We have the potential right now to make this a reality. Descendants of American Slaves can play a vital role in Africa. If Africa support our reparations meaning put economic pressure on those mega American corporations on the continent. Once we get our reparations then Africa and the Caribbean can get yours. How can West Africa claim to be independent when many of them are still using Francophone currency by the former colonizers? The Ghanaian government tried to bring the Echo currency but Ivoria tried to prevent it. If we do not work together as Black People and African People then we won’t get anywhere and this same mess will be passed down to the next generation. Foreign debt is a form of colonization because it keeps Africa from concentrating on improving their infrastructure and their military.
The scramble for Africa continues through those multi-national corporations in Africa are digging up all the resources they can with the approval of the African governments. For example, organizations like Glenco or Anglo-American if Africa want to stop the scramble then Africa need to clamp down on those multi-national corporations in their countries. Another way the scramble continues is when a foreign nation impose their own economy or currency on an African nation. The value of African currency compared to the dollar or the pound is very low which favor the West. The resources game that the White Supremacist Financial Elites play with Africans they will never play fair nor give us market rate for our resources. For example, Ghana has Gold the price of Gold is not determined by the market it’s determined by the elites in London. In the commodities game Africans will lose every time because the European only care about getting resources to sustain their economy. We need to learn about what the Japanese did to help uproot a majority of their people out of poverty we need to use that same model for Africa, Black America and throughout the Diaspora.
GRCAM biggest dilemma how can we get African Americans and African Immigrants in America to create our own internal commerce and build our own industries. We have always taken our resources and given it to the world market. We need to generate resources among ourselves and build. Africa is once again talking to people who have a track record of harming us. We have a moral responsibility to help the next generation that’s what I been trying to do for the past 31 years.
Listen to me Africa Family, if we lose the continent then we lose everything. My purpose is to get this film project fully funded and made . It’s my hope that my story would cause a spark that would reach the black masses. If we would just understand our worth as Africans then a majority of our problems would be solved. The White Supremacist Financial Elites have plans for our people and our continent. They’re stronger than us because they have created the (EU) European Union and NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization. They don’t have any African nation in the EU or NATO. They control all of the resources and have access to a strong military. They make brides and economically they control things. The format of colonization has changed it’s not like back in the day where the financial elites invaded an African nation with soldiers now they are doing it subtly they are coming as investors. Before Africans realize it they’re once again re-colonized and ruled by a military dictatorship that’s Pro-West. I been trying to build a positive black organization for our black youth and do something positive on the African continent yet I am still on first base this is why they call us the N word because we are so divided. We’re not in a position to fight against white supremacy over here our focus is on healing from this Willie Lynch mentality & for my Continental Africans to heal from the Colonized Mindeset.
If you read what Dr. Kwame said in his book Neo-Colonialism and the hidden government then you would understand the reason why Africa have all these issues it’s because Africa continue to use the same system that was imposed on us Capitalism. This is a foreign system from colonization. This system was put in place by the Europeans to steal our natural resources. Nothing is going to change if we don’t counter that system. Nothing is going to change if we don’t change our mindset. The solution we have to build GRCAI of Chicago. Wakanda is fiction GRCAI of Chicago is real. GRCAI of Chicago will be transparent and we will promote social justice for local residents. We have to change that negative environment in the low income African American community first and foremost. It’s my hope that in Africa the Diaspora and Continental Africans will work together to help improve African slums and the urban communities rather than have those multi-national corporations do it.
We host our virtual conference every last Saturday of the month until we are able to raise Two Hundred Thousand dollars in order for me to hire a professional production company who will assist us in creating a Movie Trailer and a Movie Poster for our film project (Hood Liberator Made In Chicago: The War Against Willie Lynch Begins). We will seek an additional Three Hundred Thousand in order for us to make a quality Black Empowerment film. I will hire an assistant director and an assistant producer along with a film crew. In addition I plan on hiring a information technologist to create a streaming service where we can show all of our future films there.
Show and Prove
How Africa Can Avoid Getting Scrambled
Scramble for Africa
African Union head visits Russia for talks with Putin
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace U.S. Africa Leaders Summit
The Hollywood Ten
White Man Says West Africa Is Prime Real Estate & Calling His Friends To Take Advantage
AKON EXPLAINS ON HOW HE FLIPPED 5 FIGURES INTO A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR EMPIRE
PENTAGON’S OWN MAP OF U.S. BASES IN AFRICA CONTRADICTS ITS CLAIM OF “LIGHT” FOOTPRINT
More Chinese Military Bases in Africa: A Question of When, Not If
Nigeria Buys Military Aircraft From Russia and Pakistan as U.S. Demurs
How the CIA got Patrice Lumumba
Why is Africa turning away from the United States?
Macron Isn’t So Post-Colonial After All
How Committed Is US to Africa? $55B Worth, White House Says
FACT SHEET: U.S. — Africa Partnership in Elevating Diaspora Engagement.
U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prince William warns rising human population putting wildlife at risk
US Imposes Sanctions Against Son Of Zimbabwean President
Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao
Sexual Violence Targeting Black Women
Arab Slave Trade
‘Benign Neglect’ on Race Is Proposed by Daniel P. Moynihan to President Nixon
Black Civil Rights Movement
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