Dustiness is at an all time high. We know some, hell we have some in our family but it is not an excuse for fudgery. Tariq, the sooner we realize our potential as sellers as well as consumers, the better. That is why I love your show as well as the Zo Williams show as you both starts your show advertising black business.
Tariq Nasheed is an Uncle Tom. he said Racism is over and that white people treats him Great. LOL
Stfu. You wasting time hating when you could be doing something productive. Get your broke dusty ass off this dude page with that hatin' shit.
Chinese can't even convince their powerful nation to buy Chinese products. What makes you think dusty blacks can? GTFOH!!
I called 'one time on whyt dude trying to strike up conversation with a little Hispanic boy around 10yrs old everytime this boys mama left the room in a laundromat at near closing time. I told them he was trying to molest the child. I called as I pulled off the lot, before my stoplight turned green 2 police cars pulled up. lol!
The Chinese market is one of the most innovative out there.
They have more manufacturing experts then anywhere else on the planet.
Chinese-made does not automatically mean low grade. Americans are extremely price sensitive so of course many Chinese products are low quality to fit the price point of the stores like WalMart. If you pay the Chinese to make high end products, they will build high end products.Americans are cheap so of course they get the cheap goods.
The problem of black Americans and purchasing is that you do not chase after the dusty dollar. Too many blacks try to achieve the dream of unity. You don't need unity. You need just enough blacks to break even at a certain price point. I know plenty of black people who are tired of spending money on others just to get disrespected and profiled. There is a market out there for making a living off the black community. Spending all that money on white people with nothing to show for it has become all too obvious. I am fortunate to live in an area where a lot of YOUNG black people have ALREADY started secondary revenue streams and online store front.s
You're lucky. Tbh, I feel guilty that I don't buy "black" enough, but we are simply not creating enough businesses. I know how systematic white supremacy makes it hard for black entrepreneurs to get on their feet, but I still expect to see a lot more.
I was in a neighborhood in Philly and I looked around and saw a bunch of Chinese shops as well as Ethiopian businesses (I know Ethiopians are black, but I don't really count them). And black businesses were nowhere to be seen. Realistically, I can't say "f*ck the Devil!" and deprive myself of goods and services just because I don't wanna spend with the dominant society.
I think we need to get more on the "Owner, not worker" mentality; which I think a lot of black people are begining waking up to.
One of my home girls, who is biracial by the way ;-) has already put out a clothing line made of quality material. I am buying some of her gear for my female relatives. I know a lot of black videographers, photographers, film editors etc. They are my first stop for media services. Over time I hope we have an ecosystems of creatives for print and visual media.
I think the key is spending more on only the basic necessities. We can't spend more on black business immediately. As you illustrated we do not have a critical mass of black businesses. But we can spend less on white businesses immediately to build up that war chest where we can branch out. The key is focusing on black people who are willing to pay for quality. No more chasing the dusty dollar.
Other than utilities and housing, black people don't HAVE to spend money on white people who don't give a damn about us. I see black people proudly looking like clowns with designer logos all over the place. So what does it cost me to advertise for my home girl's line by distributing her shirts to family?
Check out that interview with Dame Dash on the Breakfast Club where he goes hard on entrepreneurship. Same with Matthew Knowles on the same show. It was weird hearing those dude drop hard jewels on being a business person and knowing that 99% of the black population does not have that mindset. I don't agree with Dash and Knowles on their personal choices but the bottom line is black people are taught to be scared of getting fired more so than we are taught to embrace owning a business. And black people get fired anyway. But I digress.
When you consider how much we spend on things like 4th of July, Halloween, Christmas etc. if we stopped wasting money on things like that we could collectively start our own businesses while causing a blow to the dominant society. We don't need any of these holidays and the sacrifice will pay off.
Black people stay spending money on things that have nothing to do with them. I used to do the Christmas shopping but now it makes more sense to just get loved ones stuff they need at random times during the new year. I bailed on Valentine's Day too. White people trying to keep you economically deprived on one hand and with the other hand digging in your pockets pressuring you to buy.
Instead of buying branded shirts, I now just buy tagless black or grey tees. Best case I can just put my own logo on them and just advertise for myself. Black people should be the last group on the planet giving free advertisment to corporations.
With certain things it is unavoidable but damn if I am going to look like a clown with logos all over the place.
Exactly. People will waste hundreds if not thousands every year on crap that's gonna be out of style in a few months. I keep my fashion simple and use the rest to pay bills and help me work to build my business up. I have an uncle who's a multi-millionarie and the only nice stuff he wears is for clients. Everything else is TJ Max! People need to learn that
You can tell Tariq is just angry and making shit up on the spot this episode. Half the time I know Tariq is just talking to hear himself, but I let him get away with it cause he makes interesting points.
He's way off in left field on some bullshit in this episode though cause he's angry and he has every right to be angry. I just think there's a lot of bullshit in this episode.
You gotta love when people come onto this site, say the entire argument of Tariq is bullshit, and don't post a SINGLE point of what they disagreed with. I'm gonna take a wild guess and say you don't own or control anything or have any plan to do so in the future huh?
LOL... Are you the dude on the left or right?
My dream was to move to America because I no longer want be at the bottom. People tell me that Blacks are at the bottom, that's why I moved my family here. I would not come if Black people are not so poor. It's a great country.
No, you"re still at the bottom. You're just a troll with a different address. See, this is why we need to ban people. You never see other groups let outsiders come onto their website and blatantly troll and then not get banned. When it comes to handling our business you either need to be with OUR program or you'll get kicked out. That's it.
I can relate.
I have one relative that fits the description. Sad thing is, he's in his 60s.
I don't respect him and have no relationship with him.
Who will be the first person to rap or play music in outer space?
Once again, this is why we need to ban people. This is just sad.
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