Emmanuel Barbee will never forget where he came from the inner city of Chicago. Born and raised in Chicago, he makes it his mission to encourage and promote upcoming and established entrepreneurs as well as undiscovered artist in his social groups.
In 1990, Emmanuel Barbee transferred from National Louis University to Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). He majored in Sociology and Minored in Social Work. It was there that he developed an interest in socialism. His ambition and desire to do something about his community led him to put his faith as a Christian to action. He tried to get established black organizations in Chicago to work with him in improving not only to improve the social conditions on the Westside of Chicago but also on the Southside of Chicago. They declined his offer. He tired several churches in his former community to help him start his nonprofit organization they only gave him lip service. Without support from the church and from established black organizations and refusal of rental space Emmanuel Barbee tried street ministry. After several attacks on him by criminals and thugs he relocated on to North Chicago.
In 1991, Emmanuel Barbee turned to the internet and started (GRCAM) the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement on Gopher creating several communities/online groups
He is dedicated to supporting the low income African American Community. The reason why he created GRCAM was to
create a supportive environment for other like minded individuals in cyberspace.
He advocates for community empowerment through building a strong network and community of professional and lay persons who will share experiences, knowledge, resources and tools essential for the survival of the black community. The Grass Roots Community Activist Movement (GRCAM) is a spinoff of Dr. Kings “Poor People’s March” focusing solely on the black family and the black community offering a supportive platform online for black men and black women to connect, share experiences, resources, career advice, mentor others to learn how to deal with challenges and complexities within our society while striving for upward career mobility. He also created a prayer group called Light OF The World Inspirational Group for his Christian friends to fellowship and share their personal testimony among each other. He is currently on 300 social networks and he correspond with 125,000 people worldwide. But only three people is currently working with him to start his private for profit service based business this is unacceptable Black America. To this day Emmanuel Barbee has one no in Chicago willing to help him start this badly need organization for our children who reside in the inner cities that are been killed in the streets.
This is why he wrote his book “The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, And Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America” Second Edition. This is an auto-biography about his experience growing up in the inner city of Chicago. In his book he provide a road map on how his organization will end gun violence, poverty, and structural inequality within the communities and cities that they will serve. He also wrote his book in order to generate capital/seed money, in order to offer incentives to thirty talented individuals within the state of Illinois or beyond who have read his book and agree with what he is trying to do in Urban America for them to come to Chicago and work with him directly in getting his organization up and running. The heart of his organization is Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghetto’s.
I am a Christian Socialist. 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. I am also a social entrepreneur. A social entrepreneur are people who tries to solve social, cultural, and environmental issues. Some of my Christian friends ask me why do I include secular people on my friends list? I explain to them that we as Christians should focus on what we stand for: love, compassion, social justice, and liberation theology. Jesus 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 Luke 4:18-19.
I understand that not everyone is a researcher or consider themselves an activist, but everyone spends money. Most of the world’s problem are rooted in economics. Henry Ford said “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” A brief history of the Federal Reserve something that you will never hear at church. In the book of Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. Capitalism has imposed itself on the world and within cultures. I come not to improve the current system but to offer an alternative the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement.
Show and Prove
In 1910, representatives of the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Morgans and other private bankers gathered secretly on Jekyll Island to draft the legislation that would create the Federal Reserve. The details of this secret meeting on Jekyll Island are described in Michael A Whitehouse’s article, Paul Warburg’s Crusade to Establish a Central Bank in the United States, which was published by the Minneapolis branch of the Federal Reserve. Those who attended the meeting included: Senator Nelson Aldrich, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, who had close ties with J.P Morgan and whose eldest daughter married John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; Paul Warburg, European-born banker and Partner of Kuhn, Loeb and Co.; Frank Vanderlip, President of National City Bank; Harry P. Davison, Partner of J.P. Morgan; Benjamin Strong, Vice President of Bankers Trust Co.; and Piatt Andrew, Former Secretary of the National Monetary Commission.
1913 The Federal Reserve Act Passed: Creating the central banking system we have today. This allowed a private organization to create money out of nothing, loan it out with interest, make decisions without government approval and control the amount of money in circulation. In the same year, income tax is established through ratification of the 16th Amendment stating “Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”
1914 The Federal Reserve Opens: After J.P. Morgan and Company begin investing in war and weapons by striking a deal with the bank of England to gain a monopoly on the underwriting of war bonds for the UK and France. They also invest in the suppliers of war equipment to these countries.
The Roaring 20’s From 1921 to 1929, the Federal Reserve flood the economy with cash and credit, increasing the money supply by $28 Billion (1).
1929 The Federal Reserve begins pulling money out of circulation as loans are being paid back. This creates an inevitable bust leading to the most devastating stock market crash in history. Billions of dollars are lost.
1930 The Great Depression. For three years, The Federal Reserve reduces money supplies by 33%
1963 President Kennedy issued an executive order authorizing the US treasury to issue silver certificates, threatening the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money by eliminating the government’s need to borrow from banks. Five months later, President Kennedy was assassinated. Within a month of his assassination, the banking rule was reversed and power was restored back to the Federal Reserve.
1999 The Financial Services Modernization Act is passed. This allows investment banks, commercial banks, securities firms, and insurance companies to merge. Citi Group is a major proponent of this bill. Citi officials were able to review and approve drafts before the legislation was introduced. The Center for Responsive Politics found that members of congress who supported the bill received twice as much money from the banking sector than those who opposed it (2).
2000 The Federal Reserve extended easy credit and lowers the federal rate from 6.5% to 1% over the next three years, introducing another financial boom (3).
2004 Five of the biggest investment banks cut a deal with the (SEC) Securities and Exchange. This includes Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs. They met with members of the
Securities and Exchange Commission, urging them to allow voluntary regulation of themselves, so they can determine how much money could be created and loan to the general public. This opened the door for billions of dollars worth of high risk investment packages. Over the next two years, the fed makes loans and adjustable rate mortgages more expensive and raises rates to 5.25% contracting the market once again (4).
2007 Millions lose their homes, jobs, and retirement funds in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Many of the smaller banks are absorbed, allowing the biggest banks to further consolidate wealth and eliminate competition. J.P. Morgan Chase and Company would acquire both Washington Mutual and Bear Stearns.
2010 J.P. Morgan Chase reports record profits of $17.4 Billion (5).
The basic global structure of dominance and control through the money system.
Financial Elite - Are a small group of people who control a disproportionate amount of wealth or political power. Including members or representatives of the Rockefeller, Rothschild, and Morgan families. They hold private meetings and make important decisions in closed groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations. These plans are then implemented throughout the world, further consolidating material wealth and control.
Bank for International Settlements - The BIS is the central bank of central banks based out of Basel, Switzerland that is controlled by the financial elite. It has 55 member central banks but is mainly run by bankers from the United States, England, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Japan. It operates with little transparency and is not accountable to national governments even though it has significant control over the global financial system by setting reserve requirements, the amount of money in banks around the world must have on reserve.
International Central Banks - Central bankers use the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to make more money while exploiting the resources of countries they lend to bankrupting them in the process. For every dollar the US contributes to these banks, US Corporations such as Halliburton, Exxon Mobil, and Bechtel (controlled by the economic elite) receive more than double that amount in contracts from these international banks.
National Central Banks - Almost all countries have a central bank, of which commercial banks are members. Central banks set interest rates and determine the amount of money in circulation. They also lend to governments at interest.
Big Banks - Big banks offer corporations loans at special rates, allowing them to do business. This puts banks in a powerful position, above corporations and the rest of us, because funding is what allows the corporations to go forward with their projects.
Corporatocracy - Corporations fund political campaigns and influence politicians through lobbying. Many are now bigger than entire national economies, putting corporations above government.
Government - Government is largely funded through taxpayer money, putting it above the people. If it wants to borrow extra money it must go to a Central Bank.
The People, The Planet, and All Living Things - At the bottom of this financial pyramid. The majority of people on this planet and all other life falls in this category. As of 2010, one in every seven people on the planet did not have enough to eat and most ecosystems were suffering. I am seeking just thirty people within the state of Illinois or beyond who have read my book and agree with my plan/vision on improving Urban America for those persons to make themselves known to me by sending me their contact information to the email I have provided in my book. Real Christian Socialist Online
Michael A. Whitehouse, "Paul Warburg's Crusade to Establish a Central Bank in the United States"
G. Edward Griffin. The Creature from Jekyll Island. Westlake Village: American Media, 2002.
1. The inflationary factors
2. Massie Ritsch. Money and votes aligned in congress’s last debate over bank regulation
3. Open Market Operations Archive The Federal Reserve
My Organization GRCAM