http://www.thethirdreconstruction.com — Educate, organize and mobilize — Economic empowerment and wealth creation are considered to be the most significant unfinished business of the Civil Rights Movement. As we’ve reported before, our goal for The Third Reconstruction is to help build a network of individuals and organizations committed to a non-racial, equal opportunity America characterized by political, economic, and social justice.
Several months ago the AME Church laid down a marker that it would be wise if other churches and organizations would follow. In her article AME Church Leaders Cite Black Economic Empowerment as 2015 goal, Hazel Trice Edney noted that Reverend Jonathan Weaver says A.M.E. pastors, led by Bishop William P. DeVeaux, are now poised to carry out a specific plan that they hope will spread to other denominations and ultimately catch fire in other denominations and the Black community throughout 2015.
Wrote Edney, the starting plan, in a nutshell, is for churches located in the A.M.E. Second District – North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and D.C. – to commit to the support of two Black-owned businesses. They are Thomas Morehead, president of a BMW dealership in Sterling, Va. and Donnell Thompson, co-founder/co-owner of RWDT Foods, Inc., a chain of restaurants based in N. Snellville, Ga. The link to the full article follows: http://bit.ly/1vWNqVB
Just for the record, I’m a Que and I trust and pray that Omega Psi Phi will embrace this initiative. Great work AME.
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