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MUHAMMAD ALI
I care about the opinions of athletes during these times. I recently listened to Muhammed Ali talk about the psychological impact of racism during his time. How many young Black people had to fight psychological warfare just because they were dark-skinned? Systematic racism has oppressed not just Black communities but also Black minds. Shoutout to guys like @malcolmjenkins27 who use their platform to speak out and fight, and #muhammadali for the game on this video. “I’ve...
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HASAN MINHAJ
This is the first time my life that non-Black people seem to be as outraged by what’s happening to us as we are. Not until majority fight with us will things change. @hasanminhaj has one of the best responses and views on this situation from the outside in. I appreciate him for using his platform to support #BLM and our fight against racism. He said: “Imagine if you lived in a country where the colour of...
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TUPAC
"We ASKED 10 years ago. We was ASKING with the Panthers, we was ASKING with the Civil Rights Movement. Now, those people that were ASKING are now all dead and in jail. So now, what do you think we’re gonna do? ASK?” For those wondering why all the unrest “all of a sudden.” It’s been happening to us forever. We are the victims here. But we're tired of “asking.” For every day me, my parents,...
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COMMUNITY ACTIVISM: HOW TO HELP
It’s okay to check up on each other and ask how we can help during these tough times. My partners at @mvp.vc & non-Black friends have been checking on me. At the end of this email I’ll outline ways non-Black people can help our community. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prisons are one way the system oppresses minorities emotionally, financially and mentally. Defunding prisons and police departments is a top priority right now. Rebuild them like other countries...
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PRISON ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING
We organized a Prison Entrepreneurship Training with #DefyVentures, Black tech founders, investors, social workers and entrepreneurs in Cali. They lined us up across from the inmates and told us to step forward if any of these applied to us: 1) Have you ever seen someone get killed 2) Have you suffered from abuse at home 3) Do any of your parents suffer from substance abuse 4) Has any family member been to jail 5) Have you...
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POLICE BRUTALITY: MY STORY
I was arrested when I was 12 years old while arguing with a kid on the playground of Ryder Elementary School on 87th and Wallace in Chicago. The cops pulled up, put me in cuffs with my bookbag and put me in a cell on 119th and Bishop Ford by Pullman Bank with adults. It was a Friday, so I stayed the entire weekend until my court date Monday morning. I had no home phone,...
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GOLD’S GYM
Man I really miss hitting the gym now, especially with all this stress of everything going on in the world. One of the most popular gyms, Gold’s Gym, filed for bankruptcy. What does that mean for all of the gym rats? What is bankruptcy? The truth is, it probably won’t impact customers much at all. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is "protection from creditors given to a company in financial difficulties for a limited period to allow...
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NEIMAN MARCUS
Neiman Marcus recently filed for bankruptcy, but Covid-19 wasn’t the sole reason so much as the accelerant. What killed Neiman? Here are a few points, hopefully this helps all the people who are interested in buying stocks when they dip by learning from the ones that don’t perform well. We have to study the failures as much as the winners. 1. The industry has been on a decline for a while. They call it "retail...
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DIVIDENDS VS CAPITAL GAINS
We discussed this in detail on my #KemetInstitute call about investing 101. Thanks to everyone for joining! We had 200 people on the call and over 50 who couldn’t get access because of capacity. So let’s break this important point down for everyone! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are only  TWO ways to make money from investing: 1) Dividends: Think of this like “dividing the ends” or sharing the profit. If profit is $10 and ten people...
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ACQUIRING SMALL BUSINESS
Hey folks, there are a lot of good businesses for sale out there from people retiring, looking to move, or relocate. Real estate is great, tech is amazing, stocks and bonds are necessary, but you can also create passive income by owning businesses that you don’t run! Take a look at athletes and entertainers, especially the most successful ones, and tell me if they are waiting for their financial advisors to help them grow their...
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