(Stand Up GRCAM Group Members Worldwide & Help Me Turn My Vision Into Reality)


I created (GRCAM) the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement 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 other like minded Progressive African Americans, African Immigrants, Afro-Brazilians, Afro-Caribbean. As well as Non-black sympathizers, all Christian denominations, moderate Muslims and secular people who are interested in solving black issues starting in the city of Chicago.

My goal was to make GRCAM a digital platform to empower Black men & Black women who are having a unique experience in America. I also created GRCAM in order to help raise awareness about the genocide which is taking place within our inner cities in America, as well as for me to network with other like-minded individuals who share my concern to solve black issues at the local level one community one city at a time.

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 and others within the United States who meet the criteria that I am looking for which are as follows: 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 still to this day I don’t have anyone on my management team.

I will not start my business until I have my management team in place then I will start my Christian business (GRCAI) the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago. I am just one black man with a plan and a vision 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. My upcoming film (Hood Liberator Made In Chicago) is my last attempt to try to do something positive for my racial group in America.

My goal is to form an organization that unites black middle class professionals and provide a forum for community advocacy, and connect with talented black artist both Christians and Secular. We are a rich and gifted community and we deserve to be represented. We deserve to have a voice.

The Grass Roots Community Activist Movement is a virtual Christian socialist organization. Our focus is on meeting the social need of the community and families that want to utilize our programs and services through the arts. We will help develop our students untapped potential gifts and talents. We will offer entrepreneur workshops and performing arts in the area of dance, music, short films, live theater, carnivals and festivals for local residents. In addition, we will offer year round after-school programs for children and youths.

GRCAM will provide a structured, loving and fun environment for children. We will provide the tools for our students to become career-driven individuals, obtain academic achievement and contribute back to society. We just want to make a difference in our urban communities. As soon as I have a diverse team of experienced full and part-time staff and volunteers on my team then I will turn GRCAM into a real business GRCAI the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago and we will become incorporated and recognized as an official Faith-based nonprofit organization. For me it’s about making an impact in the lives of young people and their families and leaving behind a powerful legacy. All of this is to say, we are here, we are strong, and we have a voice.


We believe that we have our own Hollywood of talent right here in the Midwest. A community of writers, directors, cinematographers, and storytellers that have the genius to shoot, execute and develop some of the best content in the film industry. The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago will be dedicated to providing education, community, office space rental, resources, and private employment opportunities for our members.

GRCAI seeks to unite the art community, the faith community and the black community. GRCAI aim to become a network of education and technology innovation platforms that foster economic development and 21st century community builders. GRCAI is a place where diverse people working for a better world can access support to bring their ideas to life.

Our Services:

Office Rental Space

GRCAI will provide our members the option of a 24/7 shared workspace, personal desk, or a private office, all within a collaborative environment. This includes access to conference rooms, meeting spaces, a communal kitchen, and more.


We will offer script writing workshops, financial literacy and budgeting seminars, guest speakers, and more — we are actively developing programs that are designed exclusively for our members with creative success in mind.

Membership Incentives

As a GRCAI member, discounts will be available to help you save money on our products and services. This includes discounted rental rates for stage plays, equipment rental, screening rooms, and more.

Production Partner Programs: Our Production Partner Program will offer discounts from local vendors and service providers to help your low budget projects.

Community: Collaborative, supportive, and shared workspace environment on the lot of cinema film Studios, surrounded by passionate filmmakers and content creators.

Interactive Space: Shared workspace, communal kitchen, stage rentals, audition space rentals, conference rooms, and more!

Programming & Events: Executive Talks, Member Sessions, Incubation Dinners, and Membership Parties are just some of the programming we will offer on a monthly basis.

Discounted production services, equipment, and space rentals.

Access to various staffing resources and private employment opportunities based on our budget and sponsorship.

Priority access to production incubator including: script coverage, table reads,
brand and business Consulting, marketing, and web Development.

Free or discounted rates to screenings, workshops, festivals, exclusive events, seminars offering state-of-the-art information and career education.

Access to GRCAI App mobile resources including content library, artists and resource database, news updates, job opportunities, events, and discounts.

Show and Prove

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Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos Podcast
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Emmanuel Barbee

I am a professional blogger, blogtalkradio host, an upcoming social entrepreneur and a new urban author.