|Posted by anonymous on October 23, 2010 at 7:44 PM||comments (0)|
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The Black Market -It's All About the Bootleg
This film written and directed by Angelo Omar, explores the selling of bootleg CD's and DVD's on the street and the effects of an unlikely tragedy. The movie will take you on a ride with Moses ( Mike Atkins) who is both a family man and business man and has a crew who sells the CD's and DVD's on the streets of Newark, New Jersey after he picks them up from New York. An unexpected climatic point in the movie sheds light on the seriousness of this"black market phenomenon" when Rickey (Raymond Spencer) confronts the police. Mona ( Kyaysha Clory) provides a gripping portrayal as the girlfriend of Rickey. Mona's son Messiah ( Michael Harris) gives a stirring and heartfelt image of survival, having to care for himself and his younger sister. Also starring Gerard Abdul, Victor Perez and Rubin Rabell.
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|Posted by anonymous on March 11, 2010 at 12:04 AM||comments (2)|
Their was a small crowd of about 150 people who made it through the rain and waited in The Centre Banquet Facility on Douglas Boulevard in Douglasville, GA on March 10, 2010 to hear from a great icon and freedom fighter.
Queen Winnie Madikizela Mandela arrived about 1:00 PM and joined the luncheon that that was scheduled for 11:45 AM. Her entourage was coming from Alabama where she also had a speaking engagement. They were running behind schedule because they did not realize the one hour difference in time zones, according to Wes Tallon, who was trying to keep things organized until they arrived. The program quickly began after her arrival and she was accompanied on the dais with County Commissioner Kelly Robinson, Kings and Priests President Rev. Dr. Robert J. Watkins, and Civil Rights Freedom Fighter
C.T. Vivian, all of whom were vital in making her visit a reality.
Queen Mandela talked about the "342 years of struggle in South Africa against the most vicious and racist regime". She said that in the struggle against apartheid, obtaining "political freedom without economic freedom was just halfway up the road". She said that due to ignorance, promises were made to her people when they were encouraging them to vote. Madikizela Mandela said "we still have the same problems we had before the take over".
Those promises, which the Queen did not eleborate on, may have been promises from the United States and other countries given to Nelson Mandela to keep things cool and allow those focusing on the wealth of South Africa, to keep their eyes on the prize.
Nelson Mandela has been criticized by some for not taking a stronger stance in the rebuilding efforts of South Africa. Professor Marc Lamont Hill questioned his partnering with the De Beers Company, which deals in "conflict" diamonds also called "blood diamonds" and said that the "partnership with one of the most evil organizations in the history of the world will have a vicious effect on people throughout the globe".
Even as a watched him with enormous pride as he rolled through the streets of New York during the parade given in his honor, after his release from prison after serving about 28 years, I did not realize at that time, that even a man of his great stature, could be tricked. Madikizela Mandela on the other hand appears to be more connected to the grassroots people and has also kept her warrior spirit and therefore seemingly not so easily tricked.
She closed her short talk saying she would like to come back when she had more time then provided an arousing chant of "AMANDLA" (which means Power to Black People). She took a few photographs with some of the people in attendance and scurried out the door. On her way to the airport, she took a trip to the Lenox Mall in Atlanta, stopping in Macy's and a few other shops.
For me, it was just great to see the Queen once again. I was in New Jersey in 1999 when she visited the states and was hosted by Fredrica Bey and the WISOMMM organization. Some so-called authorities attempted to send her back immediately in another plane but Congressman Donald Payne and others stepped in and she was not forced to go back. I recorded that program back then and was honored to personally hand the DVD to her, some ten years later. I also gave her a copy of my book entitled "I Met an Angel" and suggested that she read it during her flight home. There was so much I wanted to ask her but due to time and circumstance, it would have to wait. I may see South Africa sooner than I had thought. Long live the Queen!
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|Posted by anonymous on February 28, 2010 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
Minister Farrakhan Addresses Haiti and President Obama's Troubles
- A. Omar Muhammad -
February 25, 2010 many Muslims and supporters of the Nation of Islam came out to Chicago to celebrate Saviour's Day, the annual convention held to commemorate the birth of Master Fard Muhammad. This year also marked 80 years of service to the black community that the Nation of Islam has provided.
Workshops of all types ranging from "Raw Milk" to "Gangsters to Gods" were provided in many of the meeting rooms in the Stephens Convention Center and the Rosemont Hotel. A Childrens Village kept children busy playing on rides and getting their faces painted, while adults scurried from workshop to workshop and visited the many vendors in attendance. Karate exhibitions, comedy and jazz shows and a historic museum was also made available to the attendees.
One of the more popular workshops was one which discussed defending point number 12 of What the Muslims Believe. Dr. Wesley Muhammad and other scholars spoke and gave the audience some arousing spiritual food. Another popular workshop was the one that discussed the problems in Haiti. Dr. Ron Daniels and others were instrumental in relating to the audience some of the vital needs in Haiti.
Other workshops were provided by Iyanla Vanzant, Frank Lucas and Freeway Rick Ross, who were also special guests.
The workshops and other activities were appetizers, all leading up to the main course being delivered on Sunday, February 28th at the United Center, by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
The Minister appeared on stage to a thunderous applause and said it was a special spirit that he felt in the room and in those who traveled to get to Chicago. He said he had a special message for the entire world including President Obama. The Minister also said he had a special message for Haiti. He recommended bring Aristide back to Haiti and urged the forces in operation to allow him to go back.
Some of the special guests who spoke prior to the Minister included, Susan Taylor and Wyclef Jean. Raheem DeVaughn also blessed the audience with his musical talents and voice.
Minister Farrakhan honored Master Fard Muhammad and thanked those who helped organize this year's convention including the Brother Ademah, who directed the event and his wife Sister Khadijah Farrakhan, who organized the Children's Village.
The Minister also spoke about a letter written by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to Brother Jabril (Bernard Cushmeer) explaining who he (Farrakhan) was and how Jabril came to him years later with the letter, which helped him realize his mission.
The Minister took time to discuss some of his history in an attempt to show that the events surrounding his life are Divinely guided. He talked about his experience of traveling on a wheel known by many as a UFO and spoke with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and how revelations were given to him concerning the bombing of Colonel Khadafi's house. He informed the audience about the powers of the wheels and how the bombs on the planes operate, sending a bomb down through the earth's surface one mile deep, which will explode and bring up a mountain, one mile high. The governments know about the wheels but will not teach the people about them, said Farrakhan, even though the scientists have said that the technology of the planes were one million years in advance of ours.
He told the audience that former President Clinton bombed Sudan and how he has been given the vision to see the mind of the Presidents including Ronald Reagan.
The Minister began his conclusion by talking about how President Obama was "selected" before he was "elected". He warned Wyclef Jean to be careful because Wyclef may be "selected" to be a puppet in Haiti for others. He mentioned the way Haiti has been so abused and that America owes a debt to Haiti. He also stated that the far right was trying to set up the President for assasination. He said the Zionists want Obama to bomb Iraq.
The Minister also spoke about the families who controls the money in America including the house of Rothchilds, the Rockefella's, and the Kennedy's. He said it was money and not the freeing of slaves the killed Lincoln.
Minister Farrakhan, ended with a challenge to the government to come after him and his power will be made manifest. He said he would be going away but he would be coming back. He stated he was going to be in the presence of God. He said there will be earthquakes in America like there has been in Haiti and in Chile and that the planes known as UFO's will be visible in the United States soon.
His last call was to President Obama to speak up for black people and our ills.
Overall, the spirit in Chicago was very high with many happy faces being seen at every turn. Brothers Richard and Ashahed did a great job with the media outlets who came out showing wonderful hospitality and respect. It was a pleasure to have covered this years Saviour's Day and I look forward to next year.
|Posted by anonymous on January 27, 2010 at 10:03 AM||comments (4)|
The Resilience of Haiti by A. Omar Muhammad
The memory of smelling the stench of dead bodies while driving through Port-Au-Prince and other areas of Haiti will only be a small part of what I took back home with me. I also took a host of other thoughts, emotions and a continued desire to give to those less fortunate.
When I heard the news of the earthquake it seems like something took over andI new that I would soon be in Haiti helping those who lost some of their family members in the earthquake that registered 7.0. It didn't matter if anyone came with me because I realized that God would be looking after me. I scheduled the flight for Monday, January 18, 2010, which just so happened to be the day that many would be celebrating the life and legacy of the great humanitarian, Martin Luther King Jr. When my friend Julius Tajiddin found out I was headed there by myself he connected me Jim Kushner, who was also arriving the same day from New York. Julius felt that with my journalism skills and Jim's connections, that we could be mutually beneficial. We both flew into the Santo Domingo airport since the Port-Au-Prince airport was shut down to commercial flights. I had already made plans to take a tour bus into Haiti the next day but I decided, with much insistence from Julius,that I would go and meet Jim, who I later found out is a member of the Rotary Club and an armed services veteran.
When I got to his hotel the next day he introduced me to other volunteers who had come to assist with the devastation in Haiti. Jim's group was called CDRS, the Comprehensive Disaster Response Service, which also included 89 year old Bill Delong, Soledad Kaplan, who met Jim at the airport and was a bilingual social worker having roots in Ecuador and Spain. Andrea Shiffman, an english/french translator was also with Jim. I was also introduced to a team of doctors representing IMANA, the Islamic Medical Association of North America which included doctors Kanwal Chaudhy, Nabile Safdar, Najeeb Rahman from Leeds, England, and Isha Mian. I would later meet Sameer Gafoor and Irvan Galaria, a plastic surgeon who set up a medical camp in the Port Au Prince area near the U.S. Embassy with the help of Aimer Haiti, an organization that existed in Haiti prior to the earthquakes.
We piled in to two vehicles that were equipped with sirens and started our approximately eight hour journey into Haiti, stopping first at the supermarket to purchase food includingrice, beans and cereal. The highway leading us out of Santo Domingo was smooth and the scenic views were spectacular. This was temporary relief to the unsettling thoughts of what was happening to the people of Haiti based on what I had already seen on in depth reports by Anderson Cooper and others on CNN.
Once in the Port-au-Prince area, even in the dark we immediately witnessed the devastation of collapsed buildings and smelled the stench of dead bodies but as we rode up the mountain Inoticed that it was less destruction than that on the lower planes. Onthe top of one mountain was the beautiful estate of Attorney Jean Henry Ceant and his wife. The entrance had two large side by side doors andas they opened I immediately noticed the armed guards. This home was fabulous inside and out and had not visibly been affected by the earthquake. Once inside we were shown the location of our sleeping quarters and invited downstairs to eat.
The following day wasWednesday, January 20, 2010 and at 6 o'clock in the morning I was up praying when I felt myself rock backwards. I was sharing the room with Bill, who asked immediately after the first movement, if any felt the room move. We both agreed that it was real. We later found out that itwas the second earthquake which registered 6.1, but the difference between the two earthquakes was the length of time that they lasted. I was told by some of the people in Haiti, that the first earthquake lasted for about 30 seconds whereas the second one only lasted about 7seconds. As you can imagine, emotions immediately following this second earthquake were running sky high. There were tears flowing from theeyes of Mrs. Ceant and Andrea as they comforted each other outside. Mrs. Ceant cried often and when I spoke to her she explained that she felt great pain for the people of Haiti and in particular for thechildren and youth who lost their lives. She said that during the timeof the first earthquake there were two universities that were insession and both of those buildings came tumbling down. With more tears in her eyes, she said that those university students represented the future of Haiti.
We loaded up in the vehicles and headed to Bojeux Park,which was the amusement park that was converted into a medical camp.This was accomplished by medical doctors like those belonging to organizations like IMANA, joining forces with Aimer Haiti, a grassroots organization run mostly by the Ceant’s family and friends. I rode with Olivier Kernizan, who is also part of the Ceant family. We detoured out to the airport and I had a chance to hear from some of the people of Haiti who were there trying to figure out what to do. Since I don't speak Creole or French I took along a few cue cards prompting thepeople to tell me their names, if they had family in the USA, and their contact information. I was fortunate to get assistance from Belizoire Pierre Amderson, who happened to be bilingual and was gracious enough to translate for me as we walked around the grounds to find people whowanted to communicate to others. One man explained that he had lost so many of his family members and that he is sometimes afraid. A young lady said that she didn't have anyone to turn to since both of her parents resided in other countries and that she could not get assistance at the U.S. Embassy. Others who stood outside the heavily guarded airport were trying to find work as translators.
We left the airport and headed into the town of Port-au-Prince to find so many people in the streets, most looking like they were busy doing something. Some were cooking food, selling fruit or water or just walking in search of a better arrangement, sometimes carrying a chair, a suitcase or something else that may have been their only possessions in life. I pulled out my cue cards and laid them in the street and motioned to a group of men to read the cards printed in French. I thought about what I was told on the plane by Jacques Jean Louis, whowas returning to Haiti with a group of about 70 people, including somedoctors and nurses, from Toledo, Ohio representing the SCORE/ISOH Medical Mission. Jacques, who was traveling with the group to act as atranslator, told me that in Port-au-Prince the people speak Creole not French as a form of resistance. He said that if they speak to you in Creole then they expect you to speak Creole back to them instead of French and if you don't, then they may get offended. I guess desperate times call for desperate measures and the men did not seem to mind one bit about the language on the cue cards but instead began appealing oncamera to anyone who could help. I stood on the very grounds of the devastation due to the earthquake and saw the destruction first hand. I had never before witnessed anything even close to what I saw.
We piled back in the vehicle and rode around looking at more destroyed buildings and in many areas the distinct and strange stench of death rose again and again reminding us of the people that remained inside of the buildings, some dead and some may have still been alive.
We headed over to the Bojeux Park Medical Camp which acted as the central station for Aimer Haiti and also came equipped with armed guards at the front gate. On one side of the park Aimer Haiti had laptops set up with wireless internet available. On the other side of the park the doctors weregiving care to individuals but had limited medical supplies to perform more advanced surgeries. I was able to capture on video some of the procedures being performed and it was still pretty early in the day so I had planned to upload some of the footage on to youtube and CNN iReport, that same day. I got set up with my laptop but the CDRS members kept asking me to come with them on a food pick up. I convinced myself that I could upload the footage at night when I returned to the Ceant's estate even though they had a wireless system that had not allowed me to upload the night before due to repeated disconnections. So I went outside the gate to find out we were traveling in moving van. It was an open back box truck similar to a large Uhaul vehicle.
We drove past the airport, the UN and the US Embassy, with my behind bouncing off the floor of the truck where I sat down after realizing I could no longer bear standing due to my herniated disk. Dorfeville Jean Jacques, the Health Coordinator for the City of Carnefoul, did provide about 70 cases which could have actually fit in a mini van. The supplies he had were being housed in a stadium which also had armedguards at the gates and on the grounds. Many of the people in the stadium were only there for shelter and were not working to load the truck, but instead were just standing around watching the process. That seemed strange to me so I questioned Mr. Jean Jacques about it. He said that he did not have any money to pay the people and therefore they could not work. I suggested that they may work for food instead. His eye contact said he agreed with me but his shoulder shrug said it wasout of his hands.I assisted with loading some of the cases and thenwent to talk to some of the people and take photographs. One of the youth began to talk to me about possible work that he could do. I asked if he had any contact information and like many others, to my surprise, he did. He went to write down his number after I gave him one of my business cards. This started a chain reaction and many others who were there began to do the same. Soon I had about eight telephone numbers.
We headed back to the Ceant estate, where once again we were greeted with wonderful hospitality and a great meal. I calmed down after talking to Mrs. Ceant about the Haitian culture and politics.
The next daywe headed out to cover some more ground and this time I rode with Mr.and Mrs. Ceant who wanted us to see the other home and hospitalbuilding that they planned to purchase. Both suffered some minor damage from the earthquake. From there we went to the medical camp where more doctors had arrived and they had just finished a leg surgery. Thedoctors left to go to a larger hospital but one doctor remained behind. He was originally from Haiti but currently resides in Arkansas. He invited me to come along with him and Girovna E. Brice, who was amember of Aimer Haiti, to a camp set up for orphaned children. Girovnawas also the Director or "Presidente" of Orchidee Camp which had abuilding that was desroyed and they had now set up tents in a park thatis privately owned. This camp was one of the better looking camps thatI saw as I traveled around and even had a huge tank of water that had just been delivered. When I asked if they were getting assistance from the government, the answer was a very hearty - "No". When the pastor who was over the church that oversees the camp arrived I asked if hewas confident that the aid would reach the areas of Haiti that needed it and again the answer was no. After I asked if he had been to the radio stations to get more information out, he said that he would approach the radio stations to gain more attention from a wider audience in order to establish what supplies are needed and where they should go. Up to that point, he said, they were to busy caring for the children.
On our way back to the medical camp I felt like I had a good day and accomplished much but I expressed to Girovna that I still wanted to see more, so she took me to see the seven story hospital and the two universities that were destroyed, which Mrs. Ceant had told me about.
Once again back at the estate we were treated to another fine meal. All of the meals I had the pleasure of eating since I arrived were delicious and always consisted of rice and beans. Thefirst two nights goat was also served and on this, my final night inHaiti, it was chicken. I was grateful either way because when I left Atlanta, Georgia, I took enough trail mix, sunflower seeds and dates to last the whole week. I really didn't expect to eat full meals in a country that was so devastated.
The next morning I got a ride to the bus station to head back to Santo Domingo. I said a great prayer of thanks that I was on the bus because the station was so crowded and if I didn’t get a ticket I would have to wait until the following day toleave. For $1,500.00 pesos I checked in to Ivis Aparta Hotel located at Av.27 de Febrero No. 196 in Santo Domingo. It is very reasonably pricedand comes equipped with wi-fi. I uploaded some video footage, showered and said a prayer for the people of Haiti asking that the aid coming from around the world gets into the hands of those who need it.The next morning I uploaded more footage until my driver came to take me to the airport. That cost me another $800.00 pesos. I was on the stand-by list for the flight but it was overbooked. I got to the airport more than two hours ahead of time. I went through the check-in and the baggage inspection and was off to the gate. Once they started boarding Iapproached the agent and to my pleasant surprise, I was given a seatassignment. Needless to say I was happy.
Once in my seat I was reflective of my journey. I had seen first hand a country that was devastated by two earthquakes. I smelled the stench of death throughout the streets. I saw desperation in the eyes of many. I witnessed military maneuvers that appeared too radical and was not building goodwill amongst the people. I saw armed forces who, in my opinion, should have been passing out food and water but instead were riding through the streets making Haiti look like a war zone. I'd seen a malfunction in the process of distribution of goods and services. I had seen a lack of proper logistics in connecting the key agencies involved in the process. I had seen the lack of a team that would be responsible for the accountability of those receiving the aid. All hope is not lost however because I had also seen volunteers at work. I had seen doctors and nurses pouring into the country. I had seen great coverage of events from CNN and others including my own posted to my website at www.tamoca.com . I had seen unity of some organizations. I had seen hope and smiles on the faces of children. I had seen women cooking in a kettle and making enough beans and rice to feed families. Most of all, I had seen supreme resilience in a people. Yes, that's it... RESILIENCE!
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|Posted by anonymous on November 5, 2009 at 12:14 AM||comments (1)|
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|Posted by anonymous on October 27, 2009 at 3:48 PM||comments (0)|
BET and MTV's new 24-hour entertainment channel, Centric, has just announced that Academy Award nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson will be hosting Centric Presents: The 2009 Soul Train Awards. The show, which spotlights the best in R&B music will premiere on both BET and Centric in a special simulcast airing on November 3rd at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition to rewarding the best in today’s R&B scene, the long-standing awards show will honor the legendary careers and musical influences of Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, L.A. Reid and Kenneth "Baby Face" Edmonds.
"We are very proud to welcome the Soul Train Awards show to Centric,” Centric's General Manager and Executive Vice President, Paxton Baker said in a press release. “The Soul Train brand is part of the very fabric of African American culture and has played a vital role in shaping the musical framework and tastes of Centric's 25- to 54- year old audience. It is our goal for this show to become a favorite staple among Centric viewers."
This won’t mark the first time Howard and Henson worked together. The two appeared in John Singleton’s “Hustle & Flow” together back in 2005. The film earned Howard his first Academy Award nomination.
Beyonce, Keri Hilson, and soulful crooner Maxwell lead the pack with four nominations each for the upcoming Soul Train Awards. The Soul Train Awards promises to be a soulful music event acknowledging R&B music’s finest. Taping at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, November 3, the show will premiere on both CENTRIC and BET in a special simulcast on Sunday, November 29 at 9:00 PM
The special will also showcase a Motown Records 50th Anniversary musical celebration.
Viewers can visit the BET website at www.bet.com for more show information, and a complete list of performers. Tickets for the CENTRIC PRESENTS: 2009 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS show are by invite only and not available for purchase.
|Posted by anonymous on October 23, 2009 at 2:05 AM||comments (0)|
Rev. Lowery celebrated his 88th Birthday in the Chapel Auditorium at Morehouse College. A star studded event that included Aretha Franklin, Samuel Jackson, Alfre Woodard, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, and many, many more.
- Oct 12, 2009 ?
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Just this same year Rev. Joseph E. Lowery received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the Nation?s highest civilian honor according to President Barack Obama in a letter dated September 15, 2009. In that same letter to Rev. Lowery President Obama said he could only reach the office he now holds, by standing on shoulders of giants like Rev. Lowery. On October 11, 2009, with the blessings from the president and many others, Rev. Lowery celebrated his 88th Birthday in the Chapel Auditorium at Morehouse College. A star studded event that included Aretha Franklin, Samuel Jackson, Alfre Woodard, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Victoria Rowell, Jasmine Guy, Savion Glover and many, many more.
Savion Glover, the master tap dancer first dazzled the audience with fantastic moves and incredible steps. Coverage by Angelo Omar Muhammad of A-1 Video Production. Video presentations were shown that bore witness to the life, work and legacy that Rev. Lowery has stood for. The hosts for the evening included Samuel Jackson, Alfre Woodard, Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker.
Vocal presentations were offered by Georgia State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan, APS 2008 Teacher of the Year Charon L. Kirkland, Marta Mechanic Anthony Crest, congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, Chloe Bailey, Fonzworth Bentley, Kieth David, Cassi Davis, Jasmine Guy, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Victoria Rowell and Myketi Williamson.
The Queen of Soul tore the house down as usual singing many gospel tunes along with some standards and she even added a few new songs slated for release on her upcoming CD. When Rev. Lowery and his lovely wife came on stage near what seemed to be the end of the program he encouraged Aretha to belt out a few more of her hits including R-E-S-P-E-C-T which is one of his favorites. He couldn?t help but to dance when the song start and encouraged his wife to join in the fun. He showed the crowd that he still had the moves.
Many dignitaries were also in attendance including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Walter Fauntroy, Andrew Young and Minister Sharrieff Muhammad representing the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. The night was filled with music, fun, laughter and was the perfect way to honor a man who has dedicated his life to freedom, justice and civil rights.
|Posted by anonymous on October 23, 2009 at 1:48 AM||comments (0)|
TRADE AND COMMERCE CONFERENCE HELD IN MEMPHIS
- A. Omar Muhammad -
On October 15, 2009 a delegation of organizers and attendees ascended upon the Double Tree Hotel in Memphis, TN to make history. This conference marked the first meeting of its kind for the Nation of Islam, with the intention of establishing a code of conduct for businesses and laying the ground work for future business operations in the United States and abroad. Kamos Muhammad acted as the chief organizer and was joined by Katrina Muhammad and Jeffrey Muhammad, providing presentations to the attendees.
Kamos provided an explanation of the code of conduct and discussed why it was necessary to have a document that would act as the foundation for businesses to function. If all participating businesses could first agree to the code, it would be easier to hold each accountable for their actions and cooperate with any mediation that may be required.
Katrina provided the attendees with thought provoking questions regarding business structure, business plans and documentation. She was able to effectively express how important it was to document and chart business activities in order to make needed changes in advertising and promotion.
Jeffrey provided a presentation on solar energy and developed a strategic plan of how solar power can be used instead of the more widely used gas systems. He had already established the manufacturing requirements and the actual cost breakdown to run a solar powered system. He is currently training youth to build solar panels and presented his actual hands on experience.
This conference was not just symbolic, but also bought realistic answers to future business functions, operations and an actual product that could be manufactured by the Nation of Islam or individuals wanting to start a new venture.
With the state of the economy in the United States, this Trade and Commerce Conference should be growing by leaps and bounds in years to come.
|Posted by anonymous on October 23, 2009 at 1:44 AM||comments (0)|
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