What Should Black Progress Look Like?

Monday, 18 January 2016 17:54 Written by  Published in Opinion Read 701 times
First: Congratulations! For the enormous effort on behalf of the Black community and the larger community that has enabled us to reach thus far.

But where do we go from here in our highly competitive and technological post-modern era? What should Black progress even look like?

"Collective progress" of people is the real measure of progress. The Black community has placed local community activism at the “apex” of Black progress. It is for this reason that the Black community tends to focus almost exclusively on local individual awards in education, politics, art, and entertainment, etc. Other cultures have a broad focus on “corporate awards” for leadership excellence and “group achievement,” in Business and Industry, in such fields as Accounting, Banking, Business, Finances, Construction Management, Economics, Engineering, Human Resource, Law, Medicines, Management, Manufacturing, Project Management, and Robotics. We must answer an important question in our twenty-first century, “How do we measure Black progress?” Here are 15 suggestions:

15 PRACTICAL MEASURES OF BLACK PROGRESS:

1. Black progress means family stability (“The ruin of a people begins within the family,” though some causes may come from outside the family).

2. Black progress means unity among Black people. It means winning national and international corporate awards for excellence in some of the fields mentioned above.

3. Black progress means ownership of financial corporations to fuel Black entrepreneurship, research and development (R&D), and other financial needs such as financing student loans, mortgages and construction projects.

4. Black progress must manifest in the offering of scholarships, and hiring representative numbers of high school, college, and university graduates.

5. Black progress means offering apprenticeships and internships within corporations, in particular, Black businesses.

6. Black progress means a “Wholesome Education” of Black youths underpinned by a curriculum that incorporates spiritual, moral, social, intellectual and physically development.

7. Black progress means an education that recognizes the need for Black graduates to function in a global economy.

8. Black progress means an empowered Black church that incorporates five foundations of human development such as spiritual, moral, social, intellectual and physically development.

9. Black progress means Black Directorship of major corporations and a strong collaboration between Black companies and majority firms, to achieve mutually beneficial objectives.

10. Black progress means significant ownership of arts, entertainment, sports and automobile franchises, likewise, ownership of corporate and business facilities.

11. Black empowerment means ownership of major Patents ®, Trademarks(TM), Copyrights (©), Industrial Circuit Designs, Computer Programs, Architectural Designs.

12. Black progress means that all Black leaders in every discipline recognize a higher moral authority to guide peoples and nations.

13. Black empowerment means having access to a portion of the billions of dollars in government procurement activities. This is the greatest and most sustainable vehicle for Black empowerment on the planet.

14. Black progress means having the capacity to “Crowd Fund” hundreds of thousands of dollars for Black and other majority causes.

15. Black progress means that young Black women are empowered, and are not struggling to work multiple jobs to raise their children. Congratulations! You are doing a magnificent job ― notwithstanding.

Last modified on Monday, 18 January 2016 22:11
Errol Gibbs

Errol Gibbs is an ordinary person, who made an extraordinary (life-changing) decision in 2002. Gibbs relinquished a career in Project Management (Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, and Facilities Management), in order to undertake a search for answers to human development. Gibbs was born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, where he lived until his mid-20s. Gibbs currently resides with his wife, in Milton, ON Canada. He ‘unknowingly’ began his search, after his father’s sudden death in a catastrophic accident. Gibbs was 14 years of age. He lost all of his privileges (temporarily) to a better natural life by the passing of his father. These early years began to inform his compassion for the suffering of human beings. It awakened in him the need for enduring intervention by parent(s), village, society and the nation to raise a child. Gibbs has lived and worked in the United States under NAFTA for approximately 6 years and in Canada for approximately 39 years. Gibbs’ travel in the Caribbean, to major cities in Europe, Africa (Ghana, Togo), Canada, the US and British Virgin Islands, and throughout many states in the United States of America; underpin his enquiry into human development.

 

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