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An Apologetic African

If you had read a blog which I had written in 2015, July you would have known that I would have eulogised Dr Umar Johnson to some degree, thankfully my blogs on people dont get read but I am learning since the UK left the European Union how well supported black people are in the UK. 

The piece had as follows:

“So I discuss Dr Umar Johnson, he for me is a genius, maverick and leader, a leader in my opinion and reading is the following:

Honesty

reliability

Communication

Confidence

Commitment

Positivitiy

Intuition

Ability to inspire”

The person in question has some of the qualities of a leader but is not a leader rather a good orator. Lets start with the qualities he doesn’t have, which I have realised over the last year or so. Reliability, honesty, commitment and positivity, starting with reliability, it has been 2/3 years since the crowdfunding campaign started and as yet he hasn’t provided plans or updates, which is well documented. Commitment, this was deemed null and void in his claims to be a pan African after the Brexit vote since he like other black Americans did not care for black people in the UK, just a one way relationship – taking. The other is positivity, which broke the camels back (with me) since he responded to silly argument, which wasn’t that bad and exposed his bad personality.

He has communication as a great orator, ability to inspire as he can motivate or at least energise people with his speeches and is over confident – I.e conceited. I would say that he will build a school but it wont be on the grand scale and questions should be asked as to why he has asked for more money. I have some private thoughts on what might be happening with the money but I will comment further on this at a later point.

The intuition part i suppose is not valid after revisiting this aspect 18 months later Though since brexit I have decided that most Black Americans over 75 have no advice or information for black people around the world and its a lost cause so I’ll look toward Africa and other place where blacks live. He is a genius alright the scam artist type, maverick in regards to his talking rubbish and leader of people who he wins over with his Leo (but no substance) charm.

But being a Capriquarious (Capricorn leaning Aquarious) I apologise for the blog I wrote and will update further on this matter, for those interested.

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Social Regeneration sneak preview

Over the last year I have been working on how black people may be able to overcome our economic, social and political problems or assist in overcoming this.

I have a regeneration and social inclusion background and I am using this to assist and develop the black community as much as possible.

Below I have included a snippet of the document which I have written and have previously provided a presentation  on this as a blog which can provide you with some information.

If you would like to discuss this further or have any questions please visit our contact us page.

Black local innovation

As a people we don’t have a major share in technology, ¬†which can be used to develop our communities and be a substantial part of our local economy. We buy technology from all races but we very rarely, if at all use technology as a business to sell products or to repair.

Currently, there is a number of people who are qualified academically, professionally or through life experience in this area. Attempts should be made to keep the highly educated black people in the areas they grew up in with other black people by getting them to (socially, economically or politically) invest in the area through creating centres or community hubs (places where we can go to discuss technology or share ideas), funding or championing the growth of technology centres in black areas. A podcast I was listening to was talking about how as black people we are behind in technological development.

In the UK most black people who work in technology, work for the government or for private companies. This also applies to scientists as well. There should be an approach to ensuring we can utilise these skills in UK communities (where black people live, in clusters)&, in some cases these skills are taken to Africa as many scientists and engineers are of african descent.

If we can set up a structure for our scientific and engineering professionals or those with an interest in technology to wet share ideas we may as a community develop a stronger business economy selling technology and services to ourselves and others.

How can this enable black empowerment, currently there is a lot of talk and discussion about the increasing role of technology in the world and how we live. In other cultures, like in business other cultures the members of the community move away learn something the bring that extra knowledge back to provide more skills and financial capital to the local economy.

Black people do this in respects of Africans and Caribbean a going back to their respective countries when they gain more knowledge. Black people in the UK tend to live in less black areas or they tend not to get involved in volunteering within that community.

Mainly these graduates and skilled workers would add to an existing industry in the black community. This is a challenge, which we would be required to overcome as there are few jobs the professionals would be required create jobs through business creation, possibly in partnership with other skilled professionals.

This is possible through networking and using community resources to provide a platform for the talented individuals and groups within our communities to develop and pursue their skill, in keeping our race up to date with technological developments from a sellers point of view rather than just a consumers.

Black Local Economic Development – Part 1

The idea of community development can work in theory. Much of the content on this site is working towards trying to promote community development, socially, economically and physically.

There are two approaches to local community economic development. One is getting funding from the government the alternative is to create our own economy. In this part we will consider getting funding from the government.

The aim of getting funding from the government means they will control where the funds are spent. This means the economy which is developed locally will be attached to the national economy.

As black people in the UK (or those reading from abroad). This has been undertaken for years with a lack of positive results. Demonstrated reviving funding from national organisations or associations, but being directed, where to spend the funding by professionals and policy makers, who are not fully aware of our needs as a people.

There is also the lack of exclusivity in the UK or around the world as many ethnicities are involved as the national government set out a policy for ethnicities but not Strickley black people and other ethnicities benefit, whilst us blacks fall by the wayside. Though I must apportion blame to ourselves since we on a large scale, cannot mobilise or organise effectively, to take full advantage of such opportunities.

In part two I will discuss, the for us by us mantra and how is should work in theory.