Dr Umar Johnson on the value of protest:
Protest is the first stage of any political or economic struggle. Protest is your marketing program to let the world know what I stand for; what happening to me; and what I want. Protest allows you to control the public narrative of your struggle. Without protest the world doesn’t know why you’re doing what you are doing. Protest is important because it’s your way of putting out your message. So you can’t do nothing without it.
The problem with black people is there nothing after the protest. Do you understand? The protest becomes the goal instead of the means to the goal.
In response to Brother Umar, we are seeing the beginning of stage two — self-investment and black venture capitalism.
After recent high profile police shootings, a new campaign urging African Americans to bank at black-owned institutions has picked up steam across the country.
Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala on the NBA 2016 finals, new Warrior Kevin Durant, Venture Capitalism and African American wealth building: