this project is unapologetically black and when i say black that includes my hood negus, sistas, africans, afro-latinos, caribbeans, the old folk, the children and most definitely the trans, queer, fem, and nonbinary community.
The purpose of this project is to encourage traveling to Black people in the hopefully soon post-pandemic world. Traveling, especially back to our homeland, allows us to (1) learn who we are, (2) respect each other’s culture, (3) detangle stigmas created to further oppress us, (4) develop skills we didn't know we had, (5) to create meaningful stories and relationships, and (6) to heal. Although, traveling has alway been essential to survival and healing, it doesn't mean going far, it could simply be next door.
In addition to healing, traveling can act as an avenue to build relationships to grow entrepreneurial practices in the Black community. The fact is that in the US for every dollar of wealth a white family has, the median Black family has 8 cents, the Latino family has 10 cents, and the Asian family has 68 cents. Since the Civil War there only has been a 0.5% decrease in the wealth gap between Blacks and whites. Hence, why the Black and white wealth gap in the US has conitnued to be worse than the wealth gap in South African during Apartheid.
It’s inherent that oppression and exploitation are still actively maintained even in the Global North. I believe Black uniformity starts with entrepreneurship i.e. circulating dollars, which we saw a glimpse of in Tulsa during the 1920s. However, it was unfortunately burned down because it was seen by others too. Thus, I hope to create digital Tulsa(s) with this project aka:
PLEASE BUILD OFF THIS PROJECT, THIS IDEA ISN’T NEW!
If you want to contribute to this project, use the linked folders below:
SUBMISSION FORM - ADDS YOURSELF TO THIS PROJECT VIA GOOGLE FORMS (RAW DATA); SUBMISSION GOAL 2,500
SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS - READY MADE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS THAT WON’T RUIN YOUR FEED
EVENTS - CURRENT CONVERSATION(S) GOING ON THEMED AROUND THIS TOPIC
MAPS - VISUALIZES RAW DATA TO CREATE MULTIPLE MAPS TO HEAL + CONNECT BLACK PEOPLE GLOABALLY