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"No Wealth In The Hood" Follow up by Matthew Wulukau June 25 2013

 The last blog we posted got a few responses digging deeper into the issues and solutions to Wealth in the urban communities.I felt it was appropriate to post this now with the excessive amount of crime and murder going on this week. So i want to introduce a Morehouse Graduate brother Matthew Wulukau very intelligent young man and active in our community. 


    

Greetings Clarence

From San francisco CA-

I hope this email finds you in good spirits.

I am excited about the eagerness you have to raise awareness in our
underserved communities.

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I believe it's extremely imperative for African Americans (Blacks) to wake up!!!

1st we must gain a sense of self identity.
We must know who we are as individuals & a people.

2nd we must understand the face value of the dollar and find out how
(Money) actually works.
We must learn about credit, bonds, stocks, mutual funds, Hedge funds
Roth IRA, Life Insurance, especially Life Insurance. Life Insurance
can be used as a source to generate revenue.

In addition to that we must obtain  EDUCATION. We must have general
knowledge about everything. If we do these things we can control who
we put in office. It's Money that elects our leaders not votes. (pay
attention)!!!  If we practice these things we can have enough Money
generated to where we can rebuild our community's we can educate our
own. We can have enough to sustain ourselves. ( Underserved community
)


Why is it that we don't do business with each other but rather spend
with every other race?
Why is it that we are the number 1 Consumer with over a total of 800
Billion Dollars in expenditures. ( Clothes, Shoes, Cars, Bling etc...
)

Why?

Matthew Wulukau Jr




"No Wealth In The Hood" June 19 2013

    I was doing some reflecting on where i come from which is the HOOD and started to think of some of the benefits i gained. The Hood is a great place to build character it  forces you to mature quickly and be independent and in that sense its a beautiful place. But there is a darker side to the hood that is RARELY spoken upon you hear about the crime and violence but i want to dig deeper than that i want to talk about what causes most of the violence and crime. I want to to talk about WEALTH in the hood. See in America and around the world a majority of WEALTH is sustained and passed down from generation to generation And in order to SURVIVE in this country we call AMERICA a certain amount of wealth needs to be acquired. In the hood there is no WEALTH so whats passed down is poverty which is very damaging to the community. There is no real estate being passed down there is no businesses being passed down and there is no money for education being passed down NO assets are being passed down so its no foundation for the next generation to build upon. I use to think focusing too much on wealth was somewhat evil but what i learned was the exact opposite.I learned that all COMMUNITIES where there is poverty its high crime rates and highly mis-educated people so in actuality we do need to focus on wealth.What we need to do is 1. Start to educate ourselves on how to build WEALTH its libraries full of books teaching how to build wealth we must learn then TEACH 2. Start to acquire assets (things that make us money) such as Real estate,Stocks and Bonds or Small Businesses this will not only build wealth for ourselves but give our generation after us a foundation to build upon and Elevate. 3. we have to support the people from our communities go read my previous blog speaking on the importance of support it makes things GO. if you don't support your own who will?

    In conclusion i want to say NEVER forget where you come from and be proud of who you are BUT also study your environment and learn whats really going on and WHY its going on. The hood is a great place it has created millions of brilliant minds and some of the strongest most Charismatic people in the world. On the other hand if we are not using none of these incredible characteristics that we learned from the hood to progress we are doing ourselves and community a disservice. When it comes to building wealth what hood you from does not matter when you trying to buy a home your hood doesn't matter when it comes to putting our children in college what hood your from doesn't matter thats why we must take what we learned from the hood and implement the knowledge outside of the hood and use it to better our community. It has to be about more than ourselves but about our community as a whole. Blessings to you all-C.lee





Loyalty to What's Relevant and Respect to What's Popular? June 13 2013

 Today i want to ASK the readers some questions because i am so confused. My first question is WHAT IS LOYALTY? i have my own views on the word loyalty but i am asking you all to help me out,i ask because i don't see what I think is loyalty that often. What i see is whatever is relevant thats what the majority is "loyal" to i see it in MUSIC,SPORTS,FASHION even Technology. I see we as a group are loyal to whats relevant and when its no longer relevant we are "LOYAL" to the next thing relevant. What i respect is in the time frame of our temporary loyalty we are DIE HARD loyal which is dope but ONCE its runs its course we are die hard loyal for the next thing, this brings me to my next question. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR LOYALTY TO BE TEMPORARY? here is a great example of what i mean in this question in sports i noticed when the season is in full effect AND if a particular team is winning the fans are DIE HARD we buy their flags and put them on our cars we but their clothes we represent daily. Soon as the season is over OR if the team loses all the support stops immediately. I used sports as an example this happens in ALL WALKS OF LIFE this brings me to my last question on LOYALTY are we as a generation so insecure or are we losing so bad that we will compromise our MORALS to feel apart of a winning team? These are some things i don't understand so i am asking YOU for help. Now lets talk about RESPECT


    When i think of Respect i think of words like honorable,courageous ,honest, Honest,brave,wise etc etc. Now it's a popular saying it goes "you cant buy respect" which i felt was true because cant buy any of the attributes previously mentioned BUT that NO LONGER the case you can buy RESPECT because it seems these days we respect whatever is popular. It could be degrading,evil, fake,disrespectful and it seems if the right people co-sign it we as a whole have a certain level of respect for it. So my first question what does it take to earn your respect? for you personally what do you respect? In one of my earlier blogs "Shut  Up Its Good For You" i talked about the importance of RESEARCH and that applies again now. Your RESPECT you give is important and of value so before you just give it away do some research cause it maybe something that goes against your whole belief system or it may just be flat out FAKE. in closing i encourage us all to take a deeper look at ourselves (including me) and really learn our values and morals and be loyal to them and don't compromise them in order to feel apart of something our loyalty,support and respect are of high value and need to be carefully distributed throughout life. Be Great and blessings to you all-C.lee