Black Lives | Black Families | Black Dollar

The Life Cypher Project… was launched in response to society’s fascination with and response to the plights of the following: Black Lives | Black Families | Black Dollar. Since the nation’s inception, the image of black people was painted as impoverished, lacking sufficient education, skills, and civilized behavior. This was rationalized by the fictitious belief that the black race is innately inferior to the white race. And though untrue, it is this belief that was used to validated every oppressive practice that blacks have endured since 1619.

THE STIGMA AND LEGACY STILL AT WORK!

The stigma and legacy of the nation’s oppressive and discriminatory practices [Slavery, Black Codes, Jim Crow Etiquette, Vagrancy Laws, etc.] is presently at work in our world today. Without going into deep detail, the very fact the Ku Klux Klan still exists and is not deemed a racial hate group or terrorist organization by the FBI or CIA is proof alone; add to this the current vagrancy[ish] laws, the education and economic gaps, or the mass incarceration rate for blacks and its starts to become clear that many of these policies and practices form a system of racial control.

Because of this, black folks are constantly in a perpetual war of words and worlds with non-blacks in the news, on social media, in lecture halls and even in coffee shops and the blame always seem to land either on themselves or “racist white people.” However, we believe that neither black people nor “the white man” are our main enemy; our main enemy, we believe, is the system and stigma that shields many non-blacks from seeing beyond what W.E.B Du Bois calls, “the veil”—a visual manifestation of the color line worn by blacks that displays how their world vastly differs from those of whites and other races.

Inspirational Quotes

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power because they control the minds of the masses.”

Malcom X

“A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.”

A. Philip Randolph

“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.”

James Baldwin

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept…”

Angela Davis

POST RACIAL AMERICA: THE MYTH THAT IS…

Many would view claims of a racially bias education, judicial or economic systems as outlandish because of black success stories [manly the election of President Barack Obama]. In “The New Jim Crow,” Michelle Alexander emphasized that the idea of racial biased America today is not something that is far-fetched when she said, “We have not ended racial caste in American; we have merely redesigned it.” And because of these redesigned systems of control the majority of black people continue to fall behind in education, the economy, the housing market, and the banking industry, and our families and communities continue deteriorate.

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CREATE THE AGENDA! IMPLEMENT THE AGENDA! WORK THE AGENDA!

If black America wants to save themselves [and their legacy], we must rebirth an uncompromising black agenda, that doesn’t seek to include all minorities or ostracized groups, but rather a black agenda that advocates for the black condition, the black reality and the black future…

This is our aim.

READ MORE on how we plan to accomplish our quest to improved the narrative surrounding: Black Lives | Black Families | Black Dollar.

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