(January 31st My Birthday)
For my birthday this year, I’m not asking for donations but rather that you invest in my revised book and my upcoming urban Christian film (Hood Liberator Made In Chicago: The War Against Willie Lynch Begins). I am a professional blogger, an online talkshow host, an upcoming social entrepreneur, a Christian socialist, 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. I go to sleep thinking about how to better leverage resources, data, and talent to make my vision turn into reality. I bring empathy, energy and credibility to the table by helping people to unlock new mission-driven ideas and solutions.
I created (GRCAM) the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement 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.
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 of nonviolent crimes, 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 our films, 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.
This book is an auto-biography about my experience growing up in the inner city of Chicago. In my book I provide a 21st century plan on how my Christian business will help eradicate urban violence in the city of Chicago through our programs and services if given a chance. I wrote my book for three reasons: One reason 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 (GRCAM) the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement.
My goal is to turn my virtual Christian socialist organization into a real Black Christian business (GRCAI) the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute. GRCAI will be a Nonprofit Cooperative Organization and also a For Profit Service Based Business. It will have five components: a Social Service component, a Spiritual component, a Political component, an Entertainment component and a Entrepreneur component.
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.
Our focus is on strengthening Single Black Families while improving the Black Community if given a chance. Finally, I wrote my book in order to generate capital/seed money so that I can hire thirty Black Middle Class Professionals within the United States to assist me in the daily operation of my business. I want to make Chicago a model first before we expand to 10 other cities within the Mid West.
On an international front to replicate GRCAI in Africa
Our focus is on hiring African Immigrants in America to assist us 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. 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 and throughout the African Diaspora. To learn more please send me your email address to my Facebook inbox thanks.
Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos is the spiritual component for the emerging generation for a kingdom society. I am not asking for donations instead I hope and pray that everyone on my friends list and everyone in my social groups would purchase my revised book and help me get it on the best sellers list so that others will take our cause serious.
The proceeds will go towards making the film, hiring our staff and making down payments for rental space until we are able to purchase property for the work God wants to do through us for our beautiful city of Chicago. God has placed it in my heart to open our doors as a resource center to provide educational services for youth and adults that live in the Black Community. These services will train and prepare them in the ways of God, along with competent skills in leadership, financial stewardship, and entrepreneurship.
Classes will be available to break poverty cycles off our community. The building will also hold a day care and after school programs for Chicago youth to have a safe haven to socialize and build peer relationships, while also straightening their foundation in Christ. Parents will have the opportunity to work away from home without fearing about the safety and whereabouts of their children. I ask that you please partner with this awesome project by investing in my revised book and my urban Christian film. We want a better city, and we believe that it starts by investing in its people.
I am afraid that hackers will try to delete my Facebook account again this is my second page. Please create a free Google account or a free Skype account so that you can be on standby when I hold our auditions also this will help us stay connected. If you create a Google account then please send me your email address to my Facebook inbox. If you create a Skype account then send me a friend request to Skype my screen name (manwell4mankind). You can also connect with me on Twitter my handle (emanuel29).
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