An investment in the"Community Cultural Consciousness & Competency Development" domain, called by any other name - is just as sweet.
In his article Dr Boyce Watkins offers the following prescription on how to address perennially high Black unemployment rates:
- Local Economic Development - Have more job options for the people in our community that flow from the economic velocity and the rest will follow
- Educate ourselves to become the "professional service providers" that these entities require
- Manage the Money - where targeted investments are made to leverage those entities that help these communities the most
Today we have an abundance of "Black unity" but are still desperately seeking to have our interests delivered.
Maybe constructive conflict is necessary to provide the appropriate level of scrutiny of the efficacy of the prescriptions we are asked to take for our healing?