Black History Month

Good Day Great People,

Another Black History Month is concluding, and this year we were forced to deal with inconvenient obstacles via COVID-19.  I urge as many of us as possible to stay on top of spacing and mask wear until we get completely rid of this thing.  Personally I still have mixed feelings about the vaccine, and it’s still a strenuous task to get an appointment for  vaccination.  At this point I am forced to keep a watchful eye, as we continue to work at resolving this thing.  I’m here to proclaim brothas and sistas, “BEWARE, STAY WOKE, and LET’S FOLLOW THROUGH!”

I would also like to pay homage to two giants that we lost recently.  These pioneers made incredible accomplishments as representatives of people of color through performance, spirit, and ingenuity.  In this post we salute Cicely Tyson and Hank Aaron Ms. Tyson, can be remembered for her early cinematic contributions to films like Sounder and Roots.  As the former wife of the great Miles Davis, she stood for Black Excellence, before it’s infusion into popular culture.  To top it off, she continued to work, with movie credits as recent as last year.  All I can say is R.I.P. Queen!

Next we gotta acknowledge the great Mr. Aaron, who infamously broke Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974.  Aaron proved his greatness over and over again as he played in 25 Major League Baseball Allstar games.  As a great model for athletes, he frequently spoke out against racism in professional sports.  He also worked with his wife to establish the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation, which works with non profits organizations to develop and support our youth.  Again, I must say with humility and sincerity, R.I.P. King!

Moving forward we are still developing our Cooperative Business Movement.  We just completed the PSA/video, which was shot by Branden Widener and directed by Nina Miller Sanchez.  Through it all we remain persistent in the belief that connecting business, in urban communities, is the work of the future.  We would also like to thank everyone who came out to be a part of the production.  Let’s continue to work together, to challenge ignorance and foolishness.  In this way we position ourselves, as well as the next generations, for sustainability through wisdom and awareness.  Until next time!