(My Story Rebuilding Our Inner Cities In America)

I created the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement back in 1991 on a site called Gopher in order to connect with other like minded individuals who are interested in improving our inner cities in America. For 25 years established black organizations in my city have rejected my ideas about improving our inner cities in Chicago as a result since 2001, over 4,000 people has been killed in Chicago alone making it the current murder capital in America.I challenge members of the Black Lives Matter Movement and members of the Occupy Wall Street Movement to read my story and see that we have similarities which is to right the wrongs of this bias system under Capitalism. All of these marches and chanting has yet change any laws. I stop marching and protesting instead my focus is on educating my members about changing their mind set first before talking about changing the system in order to keep the focus on making changes in the African American community.

The only thing which is preventing me from starting my Christian organization is the lack of manpower and the capital this is why I turned to social media to get my message out to the public through my Youtube videos, my Social Groups, my Blog Postings, my Blogtalkradio show, and now through my revised book “The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, And Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America” second edition which is available on Amazon. In my book I offer a 21st century strategy about what my organization will do to help end urban violence while at the same time improve our inner cities in America starting in Chicago.

This book is an auto-biography about my experience growing up in the inner city of Chicago. I wrote my 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 virtual organization the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement. GRCAM will become a nonprofit and also a for profit service based business. It will have three main components: a social service component, a spiritual component, and a political component.

GRCAM is based on five components:

* Our Social service component – We will provide 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. We will offer private employment within the organization to our clients and members based on our budget and sponsorship. In Our goal is to first stabilize the community through our outreach programs and services and create legitimate jobs so that our young people don’t become career criminals. As a result we will have safer streets where our clients can raise their families.

* Our spiritual component – (Optional for secular people) GRCAM is a Christian socialist organization. A Christian socialist is a form of socialism based on the teachings of Jesus. Many Christian socialists believe that capitalism is idolatrous and rooted in greed, social inequality, and institutionalized racism which most Christian denominations consider a mortal sin. We will focus on what we stand for: love, compassion, social justice, and liberation theology. Jesus commanded us to be a witness to others not just for us to read his word, but to activate social change in the world according to Luke4:18-19.

* 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 by creating our own laws known as community rights 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 organization can be diverse for all people of Chicago and surrounding suburbs of Chicago.

* Our Entertainment component – We will host the best African American DJs, African Immigrant DJs, Afro Brazilian DJs and Afro Caribbean DJs. We will display the best of black culture has to offer: from concerts, workshops/seminars, and plenty of family friendly activities. We will host the best parties in Chicago, with various music genres such as Reggae, Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop/Holy Hip Hop, Spoken word and more. We will create the best films and stage plays in Chicago, and we will promote unknown artist who become members of this organization. It’s my hope that GRCAM would become the Hub in the Midwest for emerging artists and upcoming entrepreneurs.

* Our Entrepreneurship component – we will provide help accelerate black business ownership within the black community which will help strengthen the black family which would make an impact in the economy. My vision goes beyond Urban America I plan to expand my Christian organization to 10 countries in Africa through the assistance of African Immigrants in America. They will assist me in setting up chapters in 10 countries in Africa.

GRCAM Core Values

*Health & Wellness – The need for physical activity, diet, and nutrition as well as offering wellness and violence preventative programs for health and wellbeing.

*Intellectual – Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to get all of our members to audition in our films and stage plays in order to display our talents and skills to the world.

*Spiritual- Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.

*Environmental – Stewarding earth’s resource in order to create pleasant stimulating environments that support a caring and a supportive environment for our children and their families.

*Community Service – Satisfaction and enrichment derived from giving to others.

*Social – A sense of connection, belonging, and a well develop support system intact.

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. Once we’re established in Chicago GRCAM will become The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute. We will offer private employment to our clients and members based on our budget and sponsorship. In time we will offer a second chance program for ex-offenders, former gang members, and homeless individuals.

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 10 other cities within 10 states. Once we’re established in America I plan on having African Immigrants in America to assist me in setting up chapters in 10 countries in Africa.

Our mission to help reduce and end urban violence, poverty, structural inequality, institutionalized racism, and police brutality within the communities and cities we will serve if given a chance. Our community will be built on values of faith, community service, stewardship. GRCAM is about making our urban community better, healthier, and stronger. GRCAM is also about building a strong unified global community and providing basic resources to families that want to utilize our programs and services. Our commitment is to strengthen the black family and provide quality programs and services, which will help improve the lives of our members no matter their gender, age, race, or religion.

My organization is private in order for me to weed out people who don’t care about our inner-city youth, their families, or the black community. No harden criminals, No active gang members, No urban terrorist, No pedofiles, and no half steppers allowed in my organization this is how I get down. GRCAM is open to all ordinary law abiding citizens, all racial groups, and undiscovered artist. This is my contribution back to my community, society and throughout the African Diaspora.

My Authors Den Page

http://www.authorsden.com/manwell

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