How Do You Change African American Communities Part II
The connections to change a community…………
1. African Americans must build psychological
weapons to fight tyranny. Physical weapons do
not allow for systemic growth and improvement
2. African Americans must build schools in
their communities no matter who attends them.
African Americans must volunteer like whites and
Asians do, if your not employed put your time to
good use and do positive things in the
community and volunteering in the schools.
3. African Americans must remember that President
Obama is the President of the United States of
America and African Americans are not the only
ones that put him in office. They need to colloborate
with others to make changes.
4. African Americans need to recognize their
intellectuals along with their athletes and
entertainers. Intellectual students (the Blerds,
Nerds, and Geeks) will make changes that influence
economics, commerce and involved in STEAM.
5. African Americans must not be content with
just owning things. They must work to build
businesses, they must support their innovators
and their creators in their children.
6. African Americans must believe in equal
educational value for both girls and boys.
More women are starting businesses, hiring from
their neighborhoods and providing employment
7. African Americans must honor and seek advise
from their elders as they did decades ago.
To face economic and societal challenges with
plans of community collaboration,
development, working with law enforcement
and building employment skills.
8. African Americans must value community
dialogues that includes all religious beliefs
and lifestyles. The scope is to improve their
communities and unify. Colorism and inner
racism must stop.
9. African Americans must not allow mediocrity
from their children. They must have high and
realistic expectations from their children
in education and volunteering in the community.
10. African Americans must hold their city
council members accountable, to be seen and
active in the communities they serve. They
should not be seen just for media shots and
sound bytes. They should be seen more during
non re-election years letting their works
speak for them when elections do come around.
11. African Americans must be involved, active,
engaged in their communities, schools and
churches. African Americans must attend PTA
meetings, SAC -school advisory council meetings,
school board meetings and even community
law enforcement meetings.
12. African Americans should not allow anyone
to keep them from learning and growing
academically. Churches should be offering
tutoring services in reading, math and science.
13.African Americans must read diverse
literature especially from other African
Americans and Africans. There should be
community book talks, political discussions
and STEAM seminars for kids and teens.
16. African American children should focus on
what they can do, not what they cannot do.
Parents need to embrace their children’s
abilities, talents, skills and dreams and guide
them to success.
17. African American fathers should show love
to their sons and spend time with their children.
They need to be building relationships and
developing compassion, empathy, sincerity,
18. African American parents must choose to
sacrifice for their kids and spend monies on
books, literature and other learning
19. African Americans must change the culture
of fear in their communities. There needs to
be a focus on unity and equality within their
20. African Americans need to leverage their
talented ones, to be able to write community
grants to provide educational chances and
not keep all resources to themselves.
21. African American religious centers
should combine for the benefit of their
communities not just their individual
“The choices of today will affect the
opportunities of tomorrow.”