Community is a word we hear a lot, but how many places actually have that?
Not a place where people live anonymously, but a place where people understand their surroundings and know one another. A community is defined as “a feeling of fellowship, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests and goals”. That feeling could be good or bad. When a place where you live has a good community environment it is because of the community involvement. The people that live there are concerned and understand what it is that needs to be done to have a safe happy and nice place to live. Now that doesn’t mean that people in bad or less desirable communities are uncaring of where they live. Their community is evolving.
Communities that are strong and have involvement encourages people to stay, makes people more willing to open businesses that bring wealth into the communities, and becomes the legacy we leave our future generations.
Too many times people come into our Black communities to prey upon us like parasites. The businesses care nothing about us, and don’t give back to the community in any way. This is the exact opposite of Black love. There are businesses that we love that have been in our communities for years and they have yet to give back or build up the community from which they take.
We have the power to help change the face of and energy of the Black community by getting involved. Here are 4 ways.
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