It’s time to bond together to build a highly-effective cradle-to-grave system of healthcare for Black culture considering the enormous inequities both at home and worldwide. Apart from the critical need to place more Black doctors in America’s healthcare industry, there also need to be more Black teachers teaching across our nation’s classrooms.
America needs more venture capital firms, syndicated angel investment groups, hedge funds, and banks that are Black-owned and managed.
Blacks need a strong presence in the telecom industry, particularly as owners of companies that provide phone and internet connectivity services. Consequently, Blacks need a strong footprint in web design and hosting services, independently owned, and not governed by monopolies within the industry.
Without further stagnation, there also needs to be an acceleration of blacks in America’s broader law enforcement community, as well as its judiciary.
Lastly, 70%-80% of Blacks with a high school diploma should enter America’s military to complete at least one tour of duty. While there, they could acquire essential leadership skills. Members can also pursue higher education opportunities.
Proactive agendas like those described above could help strengthen our nation’s Black community and its competitive spirit overall.
Something else may interest you: The Black mortality rate, “America is failing its Black mothers.” There also tend to be a high percentage of HIV/AIDS across major U.S. cities, disproportionately affecting gay Black men who are having sex with other men. See the statistics here.
Particularly for American Blacks, these evolving infectious diseases reminds me of the crack epidemic occurring in the early eighties. As a young sailor stationed in San Diego, California, during the mid-eighties, I was personally affected by the crack epidemic and saw first-hand the devastating impact on family members and friends.
“Rise to who you are.” Meet the American challenge.
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