By Kamose Muhammad, Founder and CEO of Freedom Paper Company, LLC
The subject of the economics of Black people is one that is talked about and studied often for many reasons. There are those seeking to continue the exploitation of Black dollars for their own purposes contrasted with those who seek to unify the power of the Black dollar toward its natural purpose which is to benefit the whole and every aspect of the Black community and in fact the entire Black or African world.
The subject of the economics of Black people is a greatly broad one; thus it is taken as an overall theme for many subjects and I’ll be sharing a series of blogs which will be written to enhance the “overstanding” of the matter at large for the readers.
The great importance of the study of Black economics and more seriously the proper action toward and regarding Black economics that must be taken by African people throughout the world is the foundational point of consideration. The matter is so momentous in fact, that it is the opinion of this blogger, that the proper overstanding and action is nothing less than equal to our very survival and potential of thriving now and in the future if we wish to exist as a people or exist at all. The lack of overstanding and action is therefore; equivalent to death and nonexistence.
Let us be clear that what we mean by Black economics is the existence, movement, function, usage, and power of money, resources and the like (intellectual and material); owned, created, earned, distributed, spent, invested, circulated and developed by African People wherever we are found on the planet.
This blog is part of a forthcoming series, with the intent is to examine the phenomena of Black economics from various bases. These posts will include but not be limited to historical points, diverse understandings of Black people, current realities, general implications, friends and foes, economics by class, actions and non actions, consequences, and solutions.
We invite you and all those you know to invest your mind by thoughts and words in dialogue but just as critically your hands, torso, and feet in action as we explore, examine, and find solutions to the existing conditions of African people using the power of Black economics. Stay tuned for the next post in the series, “Why is it That Black People Must be Continually Inspired to Buy Black? Part I“.
Kamose Muhammad is the Founder and President of Freedom Paper Company, LLC. Freedom Paper Company is a privately owned distributor of bathroom tissue and other paper products headquartered in Baltimore Maryland. The company is unique from other corporations as it is born from the foundation of grassroots movement combined with the best of corporate culture and business acumen. To learn more visit www.FreedomPaperCompany.com