As the CEO of a multimedia company focusing on social justice, small communities and storytelling I have a responsibility with the people to tell their stories, to bring awareness to the masses, who define our problems and changes as our “You are creating these problems now deal with them.”
We are not the ones producing , fabricating, nor selling drugs or guns in the streets. We are not the ones benefiting from gentrification or new businesses coming into our town. We can visit, but we can not stay. We have become a problem to our government, to our cities. The 1% has decided that we are useless and we need to be removed of our homes and towns because the don’t want to live among us.
Wait a minute, I am not saying that we are innocent in all that is going on, not at all. We are responsible for our lives, our children and our communities. We have the opportunity to do great things and we need to tap into all those resources that are available to us. Grants, free business classes, free courses on line, opportunities to create and find sponsors for your ideas, books or even films. You might not become the next Edison, Shakespeare or Spike Lee, but you tried and you got the attention of someone who is looking for someone just like you.
We want to complain and in the process we loose all the positive energy, people and agencies that want to help and change the present situation. Some say that we need to break away from using black and brown as a crutch, that we need to see who is really helping us, NOT, and we need to ask for their help, HELL NOT.
We have resources, we have our own people who are successful and need to help us. Yes, I am also holding YOU accountable, you come out of our neighborhoods, grow big and forget where you came from. Come around throw few crumbs, do a concert and run back to your gated home, while we have to dodge bullets, deal with the drugs and the death of many innocents in our communities.
I am a creator, I am the voice, I am a storyteller that will not be silenced.