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18Sep/150

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill in The Black Folder

Now playing at The Black Folder - Dr. Marc Lamont Hill giving a powerful lecture at Columbia University in November of 2011.

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He talks for about 40 minutes about so many relevant things to those of us seeking to be successful in a society that has several challenges. The people you and I want to free from the matrix are caught up in this society. The society, divides people along several lines. We are divided by Race, Politics, and also Economics ... which often is related to the first two.

This conversation that Marc Lamont Hill has is note worthy as he discusses America's Promise. Are we really a great nation? Was this nation ever great?

"As Americans, we all want to live in a nation as good as its promise" - Tavis Smiley

---- Click here to Watch Dr. Marc Lamont Hill on Race, Politics and American Life @ The Black Folder -----

Why does America refuse to come to terms with history?

That is the question asked by Marc Lamont Hill in his powerful lecture given at Columbia University. It's true.  As I write this Donald Trump is running for President of the United States, and his motto is "I want to make America great again".

But when were we ever really great?

Great, for All people who are legal citizens of this land?

From some of my notes; We need more DEEP Listening; and also a DEEPER Sense of History.

They say that those who do not know history are doomed to repeat its mistakes. Mistakes are great teachers in life but they can only teach us when we admit that we made them. That's how we gain the experience so that the next time we find ourselves in the same position we make the right decision. So many problems we face today in America stem from not admitting fully to the mistakes of the past; nor even the mistakes that continue to happen in the present.

One of the reasons that The Black Folder exists in the first place is because there needs to be a conversation happening, within the black business arena. Most of us are well aware of the challenges we face that are unique to black business owners. So why wouldn't we seek to work together?

Well, there are so many reasons that explain why we are not.

The more we understand these reasons the less these experiences will frustrate us; as we work to improve our lot in life; and inspire others to do the same - Legally - without falling into the traps that America continues to set for our people. These are realities that we face, but others do not. Unfortunately because of our failure to have a Deeper sense of history; America seeks to censor black thought and black conversation.

Many of us have witnessed the push to silence the Black Lives Matter movement - but just last week, we 'remembered' September 11th; and the phrase "never forget" was mentioned by many. We'd never ask Jews to forget the Holocuast; but blacks are asked to GET over what happened to their ancestors; and to not think about how their grandparents were treated; To not consider the challenges their parents faced.... to ignore unfair treatment that so many of us experience.

So there is a real need to understand how Race, Politics, and American Life intersect with our desire to attain financial freedom.

Enjoy the conversation, as it's one we all need to have.

How does Race and Politics impact this time of Impressive Opportunity; abundant - and yet still So much Inequality?

Is a better world possible?

I certainly think it is.

What can we do, working together, to bring a better world into focus?

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22Jun/150

Racism in MLM and Our Approach

I watched this video with Larry Wilmore exposing Fox News for more obvious racism - and one of the methods they use is once again on full display. I'll let you watch the video first; but then I'm going to talk about Racism in MLM.

Fox news often carts out a black face, to say things that racist white people want to say; but know they cannot get away with saying.

It's sad, but the black community in America has been pushed so far down, that offering a few dollars is enough to make several black people TURN on their own people.

For the LOVE of MONEY is the root of all evil ..........

When people love MONEY more than doing right; more than speaking truth; more than Standing Up for Justice - That is Pure Evil.

When I look around at the MLM Industry I'm in; I notice almost NO 'black leaders' speak out on these issues; They do not want to upset the white people who are in business with them; They do not want to make non-blacks mad and possibly lose some money.

Make sure you're following real leaders - especially if you're Black and in MLM.

I've said it several times; will say it again; LOTS of non-black people do NOT want to work with black MLM's - if a MLM has too many blacks in it, and if there are too many at the top; Notice how there seems to be NO diversity --

Because Racism is so horrible that it Seeps into everything we do as a society; EVEN and Especially MLM.

In a great book, that YOU need to read - by Dr. Charles King called "the New Professionals" - Race is brought up; and it is pointed out, that companies who's leadership is diverse will always do better than companies that are Not.

Diverse companies have the most appeal to the broadest range of people.

This is why several Black Leaders get approached by mostly White companies; and are offered Money to bring 'some color' to those companies. I've been offered money before; I know several others who've been offered money; and even those who Took money - but there is always a PRICE you pay when you take someone else's money.

They own you.

I didn't get into MLM to be a slave.

--- Freedom feels so much better.

But sometimes we must FIGHT for the freedom we want -

A couple of points I make frequently.

Corporate America has invaded MLM - and rather than lead the industry, most Leaders in our industry are Slaves.

They've been muzzled. They cannot talk about issues that matter because they could get terminated - and lose their income.

They have not set themselves up to sustain the ups and downs of MLM - or the whims of MLM Company owners.

THEY should be listening to TopNetworkersGroup and approaching MLM our way; Our way is better.

No MLM Company can tell us to pull down The Black Folder

No MLM Company can tell us not to talk about real issues on our Social networks; On this team you're encouraged to do so.

No MLM Company can tell us NOT to engage in Multiple Streams of Income - besides; we do it by the book.

We are Free - and yet we are within a system that is still controlled by people who have more money, more power and more influence than we have at this point in time. Many of the people who are 'against us' know the power of Our approach. They know how many people we will FREE - so they talk against it; just like Fox News talks against anything that may IMPROVE This world for more than just a 'few' - While it's possible for our money, power and influence to grow - for now we all must do, what we must do - until that day arrives - when we Can bring more people to our side of the fence.

And Until that time .... I will continue to speak out for justice.

Because I am free.

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