(Deep Rooted In My Cause And My Faith)

Last weekend mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma Alabama. Our grandparents were beaten, trampled and tear gassed by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Twenty three years I have been doing my best to start a positive organization called GRCAM the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement to help end urban violence in Chicago.

Urban violent is a staggering problem in Chicago. Chicago is considered the new murder capital of the nation, surpassing New York. Since I lack the manpower and the capital to start my organization I decided to focus on writing my publishing my book “The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, And Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America” Second Edition. This book is an auto-biography about my experience growing up in the inner city of Chicago. I wrote this 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. It will have three main components: a social service component, a spiritual component, and a political component. Our focus is on providing goods and services to the low income African American community and working directly with single black mothers, single black fathers, and low income two parent families within the communities and cities we will serve.  Finally, I wrote my book in order to generate capital/seed money so that I can hire thirty qualified individuals to assist me in the daily operation of my business. I want to make Chicago a model first before we expand to 25 other cities within 25 states.

My vision for a safer black community

Persistent criminal violence in many forms is real and we need to address. This is why I created Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos talk show on Blogtalkradio. I plan to create a safe and comfort environment to our youth and break the cycle of violence. No matter how bad I want to help improve the living conditions of my people and my community, changing years of social conditions takes a team. Without my management team in place I will never be able to do all of the things I have written in my book nor never be able to end the heartbreaking violence that has taken the lives of so many of our children. However, any approach to the current crime problem must be multi-faceted. We need fewer guns, more ways to peacefully resolve conflicts, and job opportunities that offer alternatives to criminal activity.

Everyone deserves to live in a safe neighborhood. We will create programs that support working families and low income families where children can thrive and neighbors can fellowship, solve problems, build trust, and heal from this Willie Lynch mentality among our people. GRCAM will create accessible and affordable spaces where children and youth can learn, play and develop, safely. GRCAM will provide a place where our clients and members can gather, celebrate and solve our community problems once and for all. The strength of a community lies in its residents’ ability to work together to create and steer their collective voice for our community.  You cannot destroy communities and expect them to become safer.

We are the key to each other’s security and we have to all take that responsibility. GRCAM will teach our clients and members that we need to support interventions which empowers community residents and treat one another with respect and compassion. Social justice is about repair, restitution and healing, more than punishment and revenge. social justice is more than a pipedream. It is a practical approach to solving conflicts that everyone can own. GRCAM will provide a neighborhood-focused plan that establishes clear protocols for helping residents and communities heal from traumatic events.  Under our political party those who have committed acts of violence will be held accountable, under our laws, make restitution and forge productive and meaningful lives. Those who are involved in shootings, and found guilty in the court of law we will push to have those person or persons should be strip of their U.S. citizenship and be deported to Antarctica.

It’s no coincidence that the neighborhoods with the highest levels of violent crime are also those with double-digit unemployment rates. Job creation and economic development strategies for our community are critical to improving neighborhood safety. Police alone won’t keep streets safe. Residents shopping at local groceries and other businesses can turn once dismal and dangerous streets into safe well patrolled areas.  There simply are not enough decent jobs that pay living wages. And many people do not have the educational or training to secure other work. There are far too many disconnected youth, people between the ages of 16 and 30 who are neither in school nor working. That disconnection can result in a wide variety of problems for individual youth and the communities they live in. Both common sense and sophisticated research tells us that violent crime is related to economics, namely the absence of decent jobs that pay living wages.

A study in the journal, Science, reports a 43% drop in violent crime among youth of color involved in summer jobs programs. A University of Chicago study found the same results a year ago. The question is really “How much is it worth to us as a society and a city to really reduce crime?” Jobs and educational opportunities are the best crime and violence prevention tools we have.  Broken relationships and trust between police and the black community have to be repaired. It requires a degree of restructuring the police department as well as permitting a great deal of decentralization and autonomy to those officers working with both individuals and organizations in the neighborhoods to which they are assigned. My organization is open to all law abiding citizens, all racial groups, and undiscovered artist. This is my contribution back to my community, society and throughout the African Diaspora. Real Christian Socialist Online

When you purchase my book, it doesn’t stop with you. It starts with you! All proceeds from my book sells go towards supporting the mission of the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement working to make positive change. My book is the foundation of my organization and all of my clients and members will learn about my story and my cause.  When you purchase my book, you:

*Pledge to help end urban violence

*Help me in turning my vision into a reality for positive change in the black community

*Commit to spreading my vision and my book information to others

My Blog

http://manwell4mankind.blogspot.com/

My Book Link on Amazon.com for $22.47 plus tax

http://www.amazon.com/Solution-Black-America-Reclaiming-Rebuiling/dp/1480074365/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353183068&sr=1-5&keywords=The+Solution+For+Black+America

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