(My Story vs. Spike Lee “Chiraq” movie)

* Save the date I will be hosting another BTR event Friday June 26, 2015 for 30 minutes from 5:00PM to 5:30PM Central Time. The topic of discussion (My Story vs. Spike Lee “Chiraq” movie) You can contact me at (347) 324-5232. If you are unable to participate, you can always listen to the archives under episodes. I want to hear from those of you, who have purchased my revised book and agree with my plan to improve Urban America to discuss my book.
[Welcome to “Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos, Blogtalkradio show” I am your host Emmanuel Barbee. I created this show because we need to discuss urban violence which is way over due. This show will offer a deeper look into the social, cultural, and political issues which are affecting the African American community. This show is intended to provide a variety of guest who will educate, inspire, motivate our listeners. This show will be available on the last Friday of each month unless stated otherwise.

The time has come for me to move my virtual organization the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement from behind a PC starting in Chicago. Those who purchase my revised book “The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, And Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America” Second Edition and agree with my plan to improve Urban America I will give you an opportunity to promote your business, ministry, poems or music for 10 minutes during the following show. I am looking to strengthen and increase my audience with ordinary law abiding citizens, bloggers, DJs and guest speakers. There’s no better place to advertise your talent and skills then on this show because, you get 10 minutes rather than 30 second elevator pitch to promote yourself or your products to listeners from the podcast community, my social groups, and from people around the world.]

[Today I will discuss My Story vs. Spike Lee “Chiraq” movie. At 5:15 I will be taking calls now if I don’t finish my presentation before 5:15 then you are more than welcome to watch the full presentation on my You Tube channel. Just type in my first name Emmanuel vs. Spike Lee “Chiraq” movie. You can contact me at (347) 324-5232. If you are unable to participate, you can always listen to the archives under episodes. I will support those who support me.]

Transcript:

Hello, my name is Emmanuel Barbee. I am the founder and president of the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement which is based on my revised book “The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, And Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America” Second Edition. First My prayers go out to the victim’s families who lost their loved ones during a church massacre in South Carolina. America has become aware of racial profiling, police brutality in this day and age thanks to video.  In April,  video footage caught  a white police officer shooting down Mr. Walter Scott who was an unarmed black man shot eight times in his back as he was running for his life.

But the shooting of nine black church-goers in Charleston by a white supremacist gives rise to the pathologies of racism and guns. Both are deeply rooted in this nation’s history. When Barack Obama won the South Carolina primary in 2008, a huge crowd gathered in the state capitol and chanted “race doesn’t matter.”
Yet under a black president a post-racial era is collapsing. Racism isn’t dead. We know this because it keeps killing black people. The fact that a state senator, was among the dead indicates that nobody is safe. The fact that it took place in a church during a prayer indicates that nowhere is safe. America does not have a monopoly on racism. But what makes racism so lethal is the easy access to guns. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has given me a vision to build a new movement in Black America called the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement which will help improve our inner cities in America starting in Chicago.

Today I will discuss My Story vs. Spike Lee “Chiraq” movie. It’s bad enough that 30 million people have embraced the TV show Empire. It perpetuates the negative stereotype of African American males as thugs and drug dealers. It glorifies violence and with the rise of police brutality and racial profiling these types of shows does nothing about solving the social conditions within our inner cities it only serves to gain high TV ratings. There is two cities in Chicago one is represented by skyscrapers and tourist attractions in the downtown area. In contrast, there is the other Chicago where the working poor and so called under class reside. Where high crime, urban violence, under performing schools, inadequate housing and high unemployment is frequent in underserved urban communities. Chicago is now the murder capital in America. In many homicides the suspects are majority Black, and the victims are majority Black. Over the Memorial Day weekend, 12 people were shot and killed and at least 56 others were wounded. Many of them teens, the youngest victim, a 4 year-old girl. This is the reality of Chicago.
Who is profiting from all of this violence. Gun dealers, security companies, real estate companies, and private prisons. Now acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee has jump into the mix with his upcoming film entitle “ChiRaq.” A film which is profiteering off the violence within Chicago black community since the late sixties. Spike Lee faced much criticism that he was forced to hold a press conference to address concerns to the community and to local politicians about the title of his film. The fact is many of these career politicians are more concerned about the city’s image than about the daily lives that our children experience in these violent communities.

Since 2001, over four thousand people has been killed in Chicago alone. Local Hip Hop artist refer to Chicago as “Chiraq” comparing it to the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. If it appears that I sound like an angry black man then it is what it is I can’t sugar coat genocide.

For twenty three years I have been doing my best online and offline to find 30 people in my city to join my management team and assist me in the daily operation of my business. After 15 years of reaching out to my former aldermen, my former state representative, and others I decided to write and publish my story. “The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, And Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America” Second Edition.

This book is an autobiography about my experience growing up in the inner city of Chicago. My book is actually three books in one. I began with my personal experience growing up in the inner cities of Chicago. Then I discuss our past experience as African Americans/Black Americans. Finally, I discuss the future and my vision to improve our inner cities in America starting in 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.

Second reason I wrote my book is to promote my organization the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement. GRCAM will be a nonprofit and a for profit multi-service based business. It will have three main components: a social service component, spiritual component, and political component.

Our Social service component – Will focus is on providing goods and services to the low income African American community by working directly with single black mothers, single black fathers, and low income two parent families within the communities and cities we will serve.

Our spiritual component – Would be optional for secular people. We welcome all Christians in the faith, we will work with moderate Muslims to teach the community about tolerance and how to co-exist by respecting one another belief system. I want us to pool our resources collectively for the common good of the community.

Our political component – We will create our own independent political party at the local level. We will educate the community and push for community rights and create our own laws and get those laws on the books which will be compatible with the dominant culture. Our laws would protect our local residents and give the community a voice and those affected by bias in the current system. We will hold both Rogue Cops and Urban Terrorist accountable for their actions in a constructive manner. We will form cooperative alliance beyond the black community so that this can be a win situation for all people of Chicago and surrounding suburbs of Chicago.

Finally, I wrote my book in order to generate capital/seed money, so I can hire thirty qualified individuals to assist me in the daily operation of my business. I am asking all of my group members to work with me in getting my book on the best sellers list, so society can take black issues seriously. If Black Lives Matter then everyone who is watch this video should purchase my book and read my story for themselves. I only want to hear from those who agree with what I am trying to do for my people who are trapped in American ghettos starting in Chicago. The Grass Roots Community Activist Movement mission is to fight to end urban violence, poverty, structural inequality, institutionalized racism, and police brutality within the communities and cities we will serve if given a chance.

For two decades my plan/vision to improve urban communities in my city has been ignored by established black organizations in my city as well as by the black church in my former and current community. Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos is an extension of GRCAM. I created by social groups as a think tank where progressive blacks and others can come together, online to network and share ideas which can help improve urban communities. Those who purchase my revised book and agree with my plan to improve Urban America I will give you an opportunity to promote your business, ministry, poems or music for 10 minutes on my Blogtalkradio show.

I am looking to increase my audience with ordinary law abiding citizens, bloggers, DJs and guest speakers. There’s no better place to advertise your talent and skills then on my Blogtalkradio show because, you will get 10 minutes rather than 30 second elevator pitch to promote yourself or your products to listeners from the podcast community, my social groups, and from people around the world.

I refuse to be ignored but since I lack the manpower, support, and the capital to move my virtual organization from behind a PC, I decided to focus on promoting my revised book. My book is just the beginning I am currently looking for legitimate film makers and producers to assist me in turning my book into a movie to reach the masses and those who don’t like to read.  I am  also currently looking for local Actors/Actresses, in Chicago or out of state to play a role in my short film. Those who have purchased my revised book and agree with my plan to improve Urban America I will give you opportunity to try out during our auditions. I will notify you through email when we I have a legitimate film director and producer. Please send me a message to my Gmail inbox which is included in my book.  List your acting experience and a current photo.  It’s my hope to get my film in major film festivals and that this film will help me generate enough capital in order for me to do all of the things which I have written in my book in Jesus name. For my story deserve to be told and it’s relevant in this day and age.  No black leader in America has implemented a plan to end police brutality, racial profiling, and urban violence they only offer talking points.
I provide a road map on how my organization will end urban violence, poverty, structural inequality, institutionalized racism, and police brutality within the communities and cities we will serve if given a chance.  In order for me to do my job I need my management team in place I seek 30 people within  the United States that are brave enough smart enough to be on my management team and who have read my book and agree with my plan/vision to improve Urban America starting in Chicago for those persons to make themselves known to me.
I am trying to get a commitment from my group members to step up and work with me in getting my book on the best sellers list and also try out during our open auditions.  I call upon all Christians in Chicago and throughout the United States to read my story for yourself. Then if you feel lead to work with me in getting this organization up and running then make themselves known to me. For GRCAM is part of those greater works which is mention in the Bible according to John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
For GRCAM is much more than just a new business endeavor it’s a new system. I am called to move beyond the four walls of the church and make our presence known within the community.  As a native Chicagoan I reject the term “ChiRaq.”
Stand up Westside Chicago residents in Austin, Garfield Park, and North Lawndale and work with me in getting this organization in your community. Stand up Southside Chicago residents in Bronzeville, Chatham, Englewood, Pullman, Roseland, Southshore, Washington Park, and Woodlawn and work with me in getting this organization in your community.
Stand up single black mothers, single black fathers, and low income two parent families, for this organization is a resource for you and your children. I want to make Chicago a model first before we expand to 25 other cities within 25 states as mentioned in my revised book. GRCAM does not belong behind a PC it belongs in the community.

My goal is to get my private school the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute school of Arts and Entertainment established in Chicago this year from the proceeds from my revised book and film. We will offer six basic classes ranging from Film Making, Performing Arts, Entrepreneurship Training, Journalism, Book Writing Workshop, and Financial Literacy.

We will offer internships and give stipends to our students pending on our budget and sponsorship. Our long term goal is to offer a music workshop with an onsite music studio and tutorial service which will include an after school program, adult education program, and a recreational center for our clients, members, and the community. We will work with our clients and members and connect them with resources in order for  them to reach their personal life goals and live a more productive life.

We will offer private employment to our clients and members within the organization pending on our budget and sponsorship. In time we will offer a second chance program for ex offenders, former gang members, and the homeless. Those who are business minded we will teach them how to start their own business and work with them until it materialize. Our goal is to first stabilize the community through our outreach programs and create legitimate jobs so that our young people don’t become career criminals. As a result our clients can raise their family in a safer environment. I will exclude small minded individuals who only complain about the white man and the social conditions but never do anything to change the problem. I will also exclude criminals, active gang members, and passive spectators who only want to be seen.

My vision goes beyond Urban America. Once we’re established in 25 cities within 25 states I plan on having Native Africans in America to assist me in setting up chapters in 25 countries in Africa. We will wait until conditions of Ebola is under control before we go to West Africa. We will go through the proper channels to get my organization as an NGO (Non-Government Organization) and do our research to see if people want and need our services.
We will offer private employment to our clients and members based on our budget and sponsorship. This organization will provide infrastructure for clean running water, agricultural technology to feed the people, and most of all educate our people about the problems with Capitalism and show them an alternative GRCAM. We will also expand to Brazil and the Caribbean Islands to people that want and need our services. GRCAM is about building a strong unified global community and providing basic resources to communities and families that want and need our services. My organization is open to all law abiding citizens, racial groups, and undiscovered artist. This is my contribution back to my community, society and throughout the African Diaspora. Real Christian Socialist Online

Bible References:

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Matthew 9:37-38 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

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