Emmanuel Barbee
7 min readJun 23, 2020


(The Solution For Black America = GRCAI)

If only all of the protesters would use their energy towards working with me and Sister Rena in turning my ideas into a action then real social change would take effect in American society. Black People in America has been marching and protesting for 52 years begging the financial elites for jobs, equal protection under the law and healthcare. Yeshua has called me to move beyond the four walls of the church and make an impact in the Black Community and in the economy/market place. I call upon the Global Black Family to reach out to me on social media and be part of my film project.

The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute aims to become the beacon of hope for the Black community by establishing a national brand that stands for Financial Literacy and strength in the heart of the African-American community. GRCAI will provide innovative products and services. The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute will treat all of our members with respect and dignity. We will employ and train high quality employees who are committed to our mission. We will maintain superior financial performance. Your business and your support are the keys to our success. It’s time for the Global Black Family to unite and start investing into our Black Community starting in Chicago. You are showing the world the power of our $1.2 trillion spending power. In due season we will expand our presence in 10 African nations.

I encourage all of my African friends who reside in South Africa, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Angola, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. To tell your family and friends who reside in America to read my story and come forth to work with me and Sister Rena in turning my ideas into action. I also encourage my international friends to put pressure on your governments to allow the Diaspora to have citizenship within 5 years if you are serious about us doing business on the African continent.

Over the Father’s Day weekend 100 people were shot in the Black Ghettos of Chicago. I care about those children who are being murdered and God called me to create a powerful Christian business to help invest in poor black communities in America and in Africa. The main issue is finding qualified Black Middle Class Professionals to join my management team. This was the main reason why I published my story (The Solution For Black America) second edition in hopes of recruiting brave and smart Black People to come forth. This is also why I created my social groups to connect with the Global Black Family to come forth and move from behind a computer I need smart boots on the ground in Chicago.

I am calling on all of my Christian friends who are on my friends list and those who are in my Christian groups to pray that God would connect me with legitimate Angel Investors and Sponsors who will invest $400,000 into our film project through the Query Letters that me and Sister Rena are sending out in Jesus name. Our films and stage plays will empower activists as they pursue narrative change concerning the black experience. We will tell the true stories. The goal of our film project is to elevate activist storytelling through funding short-term projects in film, theater, photography, fine art, music, poetry, literature, sculpture and dance. Our work will range from documentaries, podcasts and community outreach which highlight black stories.

The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute is a nonprofit faith-based cooperative organization dedicated to providing programming, office rental space, and resources to black independent filmmakers, visual artists, and Black Entrepreneurs. We believe that we have our own Hollywood of talent right here from our social groups. A community of Authors, Bloggers, Writers, Directors, Cinematographers and Storytellers. Our facility will provide local residents with programming, access to mentors, educational resources, potential investors and a community of like-minded Black Entrepreneurs to help put them on their path to building successful Black Businesses. GRCAI is here to help our members achieve their professional goals.

GRCAI is a revolutionary approach in the marketplace our focus is on connecting with creative like minded Black Entrepreneurs. Our goal is to transform office space, event space, restaurants, civic space, community interactive space, creative projects and scores of unique participants into a vibrant and synergized community.

GRCAI will be affordable, accessible rental space enriched with classes and programs. The programs inspire, encourage, nurture and grow the untapped ideas of underrepresented entrepreneurs by providing local access to technology, resources, mentorship and strategic connections to potential partners and investors.

*Co-working means “collaborative working” and it is the future of value-creation in our community.

*Members will enjoy the flexibility and savings of shared co-working space on a monthly, weekly or even hourly basis, with professional-quality business equipment, plus ideas, resources and experiences of like-minded innovators

Amenities for members include: Spacious open seating, High-speed Wi-Fi Internet, Business-class printer, copier & fax, 3D printer, Lounge area w/ kitchen & refrigerator, Free parking Conference room, On-site childcare, Computers, Projector & microphone, Podcast Studio, Access to low-cost health insurance and Discount on event space rentals.

Our mission is to eradicate Urban Violence in Chicago through our programs and community services. Raise up new leaders through our leadership training program which would bring about civic engagement and action in Chicago. GRCAI will be a state-of-the-art resource center/ technology center which will serve as a voice in the Black Community, advocating for Social Justice, Police Reform, Education Reform, Healthcare, Spiritual Development and Civic Engagement. Through leadership training and coaching, GRCAI empowers individuals to enact positive change for themselves, their families and their community. GRCAI will act as a facilitator for the community, leveraging their network to offer solutions to solve black issues.

Community Advocate:
The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute will work to establish policies and practices in the Black community. GRCAI will invest in the development of new community leaders through leadership training to bring about civic engagement and action.

GRCAI will work on issues such as economic development, education funding, universal health care and workforce development in their efforts to create change. GRCAI will create a grassroots network of faith-based organizations which empowers ordinary law abiding citizens to effectively participate in the political, environmental, social, and economic decisions affecting their lives.

Round Table:
Round Table (RT) will consist of a partnership with local colleges and universities in order to bridge the education gap for Black students. The RT will help raise scholarships through our films, stage plays and other businesses. The RT will also provide valuable information to local college-bound students and their parents.

Voter Education & Registration:
GRCAI will take the lead in handling voter registration for our members within our community.


GRCAI will host expungement workshops. Volunteer attorneys will be on-site to assist with adult felony and misdemeanor expungement, sealing, and clemency applications.

GRCAI Education Summit:

The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute Education Summit will be to create a path of education from birth through college, and make participants aware of the educational resources available in our community.

GRCAI Fest will be a free four-day family friendly Black festival in four neighborhoods on the Westside and on the Southside of Chicago — Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale and ?. The goal is to provide a safe and fun festival in the Black Community. We want to highlight the best of Black culture and provide economic opportunity in the African American community through our business — large and small, and local organizations and projects. GRCAI Fest will be a primary fundraiser source for the Black Community. In this event, we will showcase our best films while promoting unknown Artists and Black entrepreneurs. GRCAI aims to create 2,000 full-time jobs.

The only thing which is preventing me from turning my virtual Christian socialist organization (GRCAM) the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement into a real Christian Business (GRCAI) the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute 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 (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 (African Americans/Black Americans) in the United States of 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. 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. All of my social groups represent the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement. My Facebook Groups are as follows:

Light OF The World Inspirational Group (My Christian Group)

Christian Spoken Word Network (My Christian Group)

Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos Podcast

The New Black Voices of Media

Real Talk Real Solutions

Chicago Home OF The Grass Roots Community Activist

The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute

The Grass Roots Community Activist Network

New Hood: Creating a new community in Urban America

New Urban Author Emmanuel Barbee Readers/Supporters

Emmanuel Barbee’s Official Facebook Group

Community of Resistance

GRCAM Virtual Town Hall — Taking Our Message Worldwide

GRCAI of Africa

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Emmanuel Barbee

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