[Urban E-News] The Revolution WILL be Televised

I’m just here to report the news. There is so much going on right now that it’s the least I can do but these are only tidbits on the happenings occurring around the world for #nojusticenopeace #blacklivesmatter.

‘I can’t breathe!’ Protesters chant Garner’s chokehold plea

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A Grand Jury Did Indict One Person Involved In Eric Garner’s Killing — The Man Who Filmed It
Eric Garner's camera man indicted

The hug shared around the world
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#CrimingWhileWhite, #ICantBreathe dominate Twitter talk in Eric Garner case
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Dear White Allies: Stop Unfriending Other White People Over Ferguson

Make a Revelation - Seek a Revival - Join the Revolution

Racial tensions are so high. Blacks are angry. Whites are angry, but the the difference seems to be that there is a divide on where anger lies for some whites. Some are mad about the riots and/or are in full support of how the Micheal Brown case concluded. Others support the movement toward #justiceformikebrown and improvement for the overall black American experience. I have to be honest and say that it’s been hard for me to speak to my fellow “allies” because of the rage that still sits on my heart from the case conclusion and years of tolerating such racism. Today, I was lucky enough to come across this wonderful article that says everything that I have struggled to say.

We need our white allies!!! Please read and share.

Spectra Speaks on White Allies Racism Fergueson

My rage as a black person witnessing yet another moment in the endless cycle of racism in the US prevents…

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[The Movement] #Blackdollarsmatter

I’m starting a new topic called “The Movement” to highlight current efforts to push change in our community. Sometimes we miss moments when we can join a movement so hopefully this will help keep us on top of key cultural affairs.

Message: Hit’em in the pockets

“Cash rules everything around me. C.R.E.A.M. Get the money. Dollar, dollar bill y’all!” -“C.R.E.A.M.” Wu-Tang Clan

For Black Friday, we were pushed to not spend “black” dollars. And if we wanted to spend those dollars to do so at black establishments. I’m proud to say that I spent my dollars at the neighborhood “Fish and Wings” restaurant owned by a wonderful black business man.

This idea of hitting “them” where it hurts the most is not new. Generations before us decided to boycott buses, boycott restaurants and hotels and support blacked-owned businesses. People around the nation joined together to boycott Black Friday as another step down the path to find #JusticeforMikeBrown. Both the Galleria and Chesterfield Malls were shutdown in my hometown. Check out the report on CNN.com and Fox2 Now. #NotOneDime

Sales, both in stores and online, from Thanksgiving through the weekend were estimated to have dropped 11 percent, to $50.9 billion, from $57.4 billion last year – National Retail Federation.

Then the numbers came in and sales are down 11% compared to last year. Could this be from protests? Hopefully it is. But I know one thing, shutting down both of those large malls in St. Louis hurt the pockets many large chain stores. So let’s continue to bring dollars to our communities and take it upon ourselves to be more cognizant of how each dollar we spend affects the bigger picture.

Video – “POWER of the black dollar”

Lastly, I want to send a challenge to all black business owners: Please take more pride and respect into how you do business. I know I have had to stop giving money or even stray away from doing business with other fellow black business women based on their unprofessional demeanor and poor business ethics. Please remember that everything you do is a reflection of your business as much as it is of yourself. Come correct or don’t come at all. #realtalk