Message to Our African-American Young Adults – Your Opportunities Are Bigger Than Your Oppression

Young black couple in love leaning head against each other To my younger brothas and sistas out there, if you want to make black lives matter and make a difference and betterment of yourself more than what the sorry worthless elder black generation has done and left nothing for you to build upon, then you need to think different and approach the challenges differently. Overall, in the 21st century, your opportunities are greater than your oppression and somehow you young African-Americans been distracted to focus more on your oppression than take advantage of your opportunities. If you are not focusing on your opportunities, then you are self-oppressing yourself. You have to learn STEM and that is not a generic statement and let me be very specific with your ass. You have to learn how to create your own media instead of wonder why the bigoted mainstream media don’t cover African-Americans. But you have to do it in a way that you compete for the same audience as mainstream media and don’t try to make it some “black media” crap. Don’t ever do a damn thing in your life as a black-orientated operation, you focus on making whatever you do global and mainstream and take over the world because the world is yours. You have to learn technology and how to build. This means you need to learn how to manage data science and data analytics. The number one thing you cats are lacking where you getting your butt kicked is you do not have proper data sets to build intelligence and decision making upon. You have to read up on how to create and manage databases and data sets. Then you have to learn how to build service structures to perform tasks and also create business enterprise systems using open source software from call centers to peer-to-peer payments to manufacturing. But here is the secret and this is what you young African-American adults need to do. You need to learn how to fail fast and get rejected fast. Failing fast means try something and know instantly that ish ain’t going to work and you better try something new the next day. You still see old ass African-Americans talking ish about reparations and pooling our money together not realizing those are failure models but they still run their mouth about that crap. You instead better recognize a failure model and focus on another way to accomplish something real fast after failure to move towards a success model. In addition, you have to learn how to get rejected fast. That means knowing quickly that Venture Capital firms in Silicon Valley do not want to invest in inner city technology firms ran by black people and will reject you – don’t sit around trying to pander to bigots who don't like you. Learn quickly that mainstream media and local news are not friends of black people and only show African-Americans in a negative light. Learn very quickly that certain groups of people don’t like you and don’t sit around trying to get them to like you – find out immediately where people stand when it comes to liking/disliking you. Fast rejection is also a strategy in dating and relationships, don’t sit around thinking someone like your ass the same way you like them, approach them and look for a fast rejection or fast acceptance so you can keep it moving. Once you learn how to fail and get better, learn to quickly know who rejecting you and who accepting you and you get the skills up, then you African-American adult youth will be poised to take advantages of the opportunities around you and there are huge and big opportunities. We are talking about urban transformation in your hoods that you can repurpose into a world-class city and that is your spot. We are talking about working with other emerging economies worldwide like China building megacities and South Africa economic modernization and middle class growth and being advisors and consultants to bring urban culture to these areas. We are talking about financial technology solutions to build up capital and resources such as homegrown mobile payments as well as crowdfunding. And we are talking about manufacturing everything from shoes to electric vehicles. And infrastructures such as building think-tank collectives and technology clusters right in our own communities. The opportunities are greater than your oppression and stop focusing on the negative things that will go away the minute you take advantage of your opportunities. This Dream and Hustle blog – cats out there are desperate to keep you away from reading this blog and the solutions we got. You will see more black self-important clowns more desperate for you not to know about this blog. I don’t write anything in this blog for popularity or for any of you guys to admire me, I write this damn blog to help you see solutions and see they can be implemented. And it’s time for you to stop having other people tell you to focus on oppression and negativity and change your ways and approach to focus instead of the opportunities and that is what me and my crew is here for. We have the information here at Dream and Hustle and I have my hand extended out to you to help bring you up in this world – please step up and rise up.

5 thoughts on “Message to Our African-American Young Adults – Your Opportunities Are Bigger Than Your Oppression

  1. Really liked the last couple of pieces. Getting to the heart of the matter. Your skillset and practical advice is super on-point.

    I took a lot of history in college, and I still believe that that kind of knowledge can and should matter — but not to get caught up in victim politics and paralysis by analysis. Your “failing fast” lesson hit home with me.

    One of the big problems that African Americans have to work to get over is carrying the racial legacy of oppression as baggage, as a dark cloud that hangs over everything that we attempt to accomplish and do…and perhaps just as bad, overcompensating for oppression through over-consumption of a racial cheerleading industry that makes victimhood almost seem like a badge of honor…but what it does is put a weighted vest of skin color supremacy on them.

    Isn’t anything wrong with knowing some facts and history about your people. That in and of itself isn’t going to lift poor Black folk out of their educational and technological ruts. It’s going to be STEM and data science and data analytics and the ability to get money up.

  2. I just learned of your blog last week while doing a search, and when I saw the post about the Black Chinese and then about “2 wrongs” with Claud Anderson and the basketball player, I was like wow, this guy is on point. I like Claud Anderson, so seeing a different angle brought some new light in thinking about how to really make progress on our battle with this system keeping us down. You have wonderful, poignant content.

    After those posts, I immediately signed up to subscribe to your email posts. This post today — Message to Our Young Adults is fantastic. I am not as young as the audience you are targeting, but being post B.A., wife and mom, mid-career with 3 layoffs and living freelance ever since working in media, I am like, “That’s it.

    Right now it is hard for me to try and run a news website, but I had to keep tinkering with processes until I could have it fit in my family life and make it a consistent piece of m work life and ethic little by little. I have been trying to wrap my head around data science and I am so glad you brought it up. New technologies are changing quicker and faster everyday and we are still looking at old ways of doing business. The young, who have these technologies combined with their environment, better pick up these strategies and start moving with them Those of us who are the bridge from the last of old to the new technology will need the young to put data science and analytics in perspective for us.

  3. . Learn quickly that mainstream media and local news are not friends of black people and only show African-Americans in a negative light. Learn very quickly that certain groups of people don’t like you and don’t sit around trying to get them to like you – find out immediately where people stand when it comes to liking/disliking you. Fast rejection is also a strategy in dating and relationships, don’t sit around thinking someone like your ass the same way you like them, approach them and look for a fast rejection or fast acceptance so you can keep it moving

    said a mouthful here.

  4. The cluster growth model is becoming real big at the moment. World leadership is no longer centralized, rather its a network of creative individuals with input. Kinda like an open source model.

    The fail fast mantra is what ive been working on all year. Glad to see someone validate my theories. The “learn rejection early” is HUGE takeaway. Very true. This helps you identify allies and competition early.

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