Hello, welcome to Blogtalkradio and to my show (Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos). My name is Emmanuel Barbee. I am an upcoming social entrepreneur as well as new urban author of the book "The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, And Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America" Second Edition. This book is auto-biography about my experience growing up in the inner city of Chicago. It’s also about the black experience from an urban perspective. Our past, present, and future of Black America. The purpose of this talkshow is for me to connect with other liked minded individuals who are concerned about black issues, the black community, and the black family. In the near future I will promote people who are active in my social groups and give them a chance to promote their businesses, ministries, books etc… You can call in to speak live with me at (347) 324-5232.
Here’s a little bit about me and what I am trying to do to improve Urban America starting in Chicago. I was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. I’ve lived both on the Southside and on the Westside of Chicago. I am a college graduate. I graduated from Northeastern Illinois University. I have a degree in sociology. 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 try to solve social, cultural, and environmental issues. Christian socialist focus on 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 according to Luke chapter 4 verses 18-19.
In 1991, I created my virtual organization GRCAM the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement on a site called Gopher because I lacked support from my former community to improve the social conditions on the Westside of Chicago. In my groups we have open discussion and share information, thoughts, about improving the black community. I assisted others who joined my social groups with finding college scholarships /grants; nonprofit grants; small business grants; housing; legal services and employment on a national level from my web journal all for free. Today I am on 300 social networks and I have 125,000 people worldwide on my friends list, yet I only have three people on my advisory board this is unacceptable Black America!
Since the beginning of my virtual organization, GRCAM has been on the forefront of economic development. In time GRCAM will eventually move from behind a computer with the help of my revised book and the support from my readers, group members, and supporters from around the world. GRCAM will become a local, national, and international advocacy organization and a national leader in community activism and policies affecting black people and for promoting economic empowerment to disenfranchise populations within the dominant culture. GRCAM will do cooperative alliances with local, state, and national organizations on advocacy issues affecting African Americans/blacks.
My critics have a nerve to ask me what is taking me so long to move my virtual organization from behind a computer? I tell them people have free will if it was up to me everyone on my friends list and in my social groups would work with me directly rather than complaining about the white man or other social issues. I have something no black leader in Chicago or in the United States has, that is I have a plan/vision on how my organization will end urban violence, gun violence, poverty, structural inequality, institutionalized racism, and police brutality within the communities and cities we will serve if given a chance.
In 2005, I tried to start a nonprofit organization based on my virtual organization but I was unsuccessful at finding people in my city to join my board of directors or finding rental space. I reached out to established black organizations in my former community they all decline to work with me all because of this Willie Lynch mentality within our racial group. Since I lacked the manpower and the capital to jump start my business I decided to focus on writing and publishing my story. After sending out thousands of query letters and book proposals I decided to self-published. I found a self publishing company called Xlibris. I paid them three thousand dollars to edit and publish my book. My first book was published in 2010 but come to find out that my book was not edited I believe that my book was sabotage deliberately. One of my advisory board members help me edit my revised book and I found another company called Createspace which work well within my budget. In 2012 my revised book was placed on Amazon and Createspace.
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. Another reason why I wrote my book is to promote my organization the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement. GRCAM will become a private for profit multi-service based business. The reason why I decided to make it private is to exclude small minded individuals and passive spectators on my friends list who only want to be seen. We will have three main components: a social service component, a spiritual component, and a political component.
Our social service component - Our focus is on providing goods and services to the low income African American community and work directly with single black mothers, single black fathers, and low income two parent families within the communities and cities we will serve. One of our services will be a drop in service for working parents so they can run errands. Anti violence programs for at risk youth and a recreational center to keep our children safe. We will provide seminars and workshops which focus on violence prevention, and job training. We will offer private employment to our clients and members within the organization based on our budget and sponsorship. We will also include a second chance program for ex offenders, former gang members, and homeless. Those who are business minded we will teach them how to start their own business and work with them until it materialize. Our goal is to first stabilize the community through our outreach programs and create jobs so our young people don’t become career criminals. As a result our clients can raise their family in a safer environment.
Our spiritual component - Is optional for secular people. We will have a Christianity department and work with moderate Muslims within our community. We want to teach the community about how to co-exist respect one another belief system and about pooling our resources collectively for the common good of the community.
Our political component - We will create our own independent political party at the local level. Every day local, state and federal officials make decisions that impact our lives. We will help write and pass laws which are compatible with the dominant culture which will protect local residents and give community rights to those affected by bias in the current system. Once my organization is established we will hold Rogue Cops and Urban Terrorist accountable for their actions and create laws aimed specifically at those who continue to destroy black life through our political component. Our political party will focus on local issues within the black community and focus on changing current gun laws within the city and state of Illinois. We will also do cooperative alliance beyond the black community so that this can be a win situation for the people of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs of Chicago. Finally, I wrote my book in order to generate capital/seed money so I can hire thirty qualified individuals to assist me with the daily operations of my business. I want to make Chicago a model first before we expand to 25 other cities within 25 states.
My vision goes beyond Urban America. Once we're established in America I plan on having Native Africans on my friends list in America to help me start chapters in 25 countries in Africa. I call upon Native Africans: in the United States on my friends list to purchase my book and read my story for yourself. If you agree with my plan to improve Urban America and Africa then make yourself known to me. If you’re not on my friends list then send me a friend request on Facebook, Google Plus, or on Skype. In turn, I will send you an attachment of my book flier. Please print them out and share it with your family, friends, your place of worship and also at your local community center. Once my organization is established in 25 states I plan to expand abroad to Africa and start chapters in 25 countries. We will wait until conditions of Ebola is under control before we go to West Africa.
We will go through the proper channels to get my organization as an NGO (Non-Government Organization) chapters in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and do our research to see if people want and need our services. We will offer private employment to our clients and members based on our budget and sponsorship. This organization will provide infrastructure for clean running water, agricultural technology to feed the people, and most of all educate our people about the problems with Capitalism and show them an alternative GRCAM. We will also expand to Brazil and the Caribbean Islands to people that want and need our services.
I call upon the art community: I am seeking local artist and national artist in the area of Poets, Performing Artist, Musicians, Actors, Actresses, Singers, Models, and Film Director who will work with me in turning my book into a movie. I pray my book and future film or play reach Angel Investors, Donors, Philanthropist, Sponsors, and Social Entrepreneurs in America and abroad to work with me in moving my virtual organization from behind a computer starting in Chicago.
I call upon the faith community: within the United States and abroad. All I ask is that you purchase my book and read my story for yourself. If you agree with my plan to improve Urban America then make yourself known to me by sending me a friend request on Facebook. Also send me your Gmail address and in turn I will send you an attachment of my book flier. Please print them out and share it with your family, friends, your place of worship and also at your local community center.
GRCAM is about building a strong unified global community and providing basic resources to communities and families that want and need our services. My organization is open to all law abiding citizens, all racial groups, and undiscovered artist. This is my contribution back to my community and throughout the African Diaspora. Change starts with one voice I am just one man with a plan that needs to be put into action. My book is on Amazon.com for $22.47 plus tax. I’m not hard to find you can connect with me on Facebook and Google Plus Hangouts by typing in my full name Emmanuel Barbee. You can also connect with me on Skype, we can do voice chat or video chat. My screen name is manwell4mankind.
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