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Many Africans don’t have water, so why are black people doing the Ice Bucket Challenge?

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Andre Hatchett is into supporting black-owned businesses.  He’s the founder of BuyBlackNYC.com and has been a leading advocate for black wealth building and finding businesses owned by people of color.  He’s also got a lot of energy and seems to apply it to all the right things.

Hatchett is concerned about the recent spike in African Americans who are doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, when the disease impacts mostly white men.  Not to say that the lives of these white men don’t matter, but black men are dying faster than anyone, and black women need our help just as much.

Another concern that Andre has is that while we are throwing water over our heads for fun, there are 800 million people around the globe (many of them Africans) who don’t have access to clean water.  When Matt Damon did the Ice Bucket challenge with toilet water, he did so to bring awareness to all of those people who are dying because they can’t get clean water.  In fact, Damon says that the water in his toilet is cleaner than the drinking water that most people get to use around the world for their families.

Andre is supporting another option for African Americans, called The Black Business Challenge. Andre says that if African Americans are to get behind a challenge, it should be one that focuses on solving some of the critical problems that exist within our community.

So, for 30 days, Andre is asking that all of those who support the challenge go into a black-owned business and take a camera phone video for at least one minute. I hope others will support his challenge, since we need to build, invest in and support black-owned businesses. Check it out.                                

 

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Comment by Bombahdrop on September 2, 2014 at 7:23pm
Aaaaaaaahahaha
Comment by Bombahdrop on September 2, 2014 at 7:22pm
@ lucky lmfao ice 4stupidity is absolutely right lmao
Comment by mr1stroke on September 2, 2014 at 6:35pm

@Lucky Hall thats what we call fools, thats why i love giving them loan to that network, i just give out a new loan to a couple who wants to repair their homes, 21k for 5 years at 9.5 their credit was good but they are also awaits a compensation from the husband job, so they agree to repay early if they are rewarded that money, now do you see how sweet it is to make money, and those are the loans i target dont pay ill come after the house and flip it for a fraction of the cost either way my money will be right so let those fools be fools and brag let them drive cars they cannot afford when i have the same thing paid cash those are idiots

Comment by Bombahdrop on September 2, 2014 at 5:49pm
I really wish this site had like buttons like Facebook so when I'm to tired to agree with some I just click like your comment Lol
Comment by mr1stroke on September 2, 2014 at 5:20pm

i was working with a sister by helping her repairing her credit and get back on her feet financially, but please understand before helping someone if it is free, make sure you are not wasting your time by learning about that person and also where they want to go, make them give you a plan, and also learn how they have been living, anyway the sister told me about how she wants a better life her kid father was a drug lord now in prison for a long time, the whole time she is giving me excuses, but when i point them out she told me i was wrong, she wants to be like the next chick pushing fancy cars, like even at the library she said she could not go because she did not have a car, she claim her two kids are not suppose to walk she needs a car, i always ask her if thats the case how do the rest of the world operate, well she said she had 5k save dand did not want to buy a car and be broke i told her save for a year i will take her to the auction get a car that is reliable but also fancy, she said yes but always using excuses so i stop talking about that, last month she called me she said she has a car she finance it, its a honda pilot the same car she always wanted that her cousin has, well i asked her how much did she put down she said 10k so you see same person who could not save to buy cash, but find the money to finance already she says she is broke, so she went out a second job to keep up with the bills, car payment about $425 so you see do not feel sorry for people they were suppose to live the way they are living not all but the majority as for me i tell every one im about my money do not tell me about your problems if i can get out the hole so can you

Comment by mr1stroke on September 2, 2014 at 5:12pm

@Lucky Hall thats why i say life have to be balance every one will not be in the same level but those who are not on the high rise will want to either live or be around those who are like every one wants to be like the rich, live like the rich, wants to have everything the rich have, but the problem us many of them will not do what the rich do for success, or even take any risk, many people will take 5k to spend but will give you excuses why they cant invest, there for they can try to live like the rest of us and please do understand majority of white folks live comfortable because they are living off credit, thats why when things go wrong they want to commit suicide like when banks dont give a damn about color and denying every one loan, this is it is good to have cash on hands, its good business

Comment by Deshawn Thomas on September 2, 2014 at 3:54pm
The whites make our black race
Black mind stuck on dumbfounded
Comment by mr1stroke on September 2, 2014 at 2:24pm

@ Lucky Hall if i show you my line of business you would ask me how i do it also remember im part of the family business too, so i cant be playing game this is why i have to have these gadgets, laptop, tablet, two phones and also a wifi card which is why i can communicate with you guys, and i will start school to be certified for my next journey in the winter i have no time to waste because it will get tough i hear people bragging about 60K a year if they think thats good money wait about a year or two from now and see how hard it will get unless both partners can gross that kind of money and reduce all bills, so as for me i have to prepare for the worst money is power i make sure i have it as a weapon whether is in the bank or investment now remember the business  information that we exchange early this year one of the company just file for an IPO which means now im not only a lender i am a share holder, my money will worth more than ever i dont have time for bullshit everything i do is for the future

Comment by mr1stroke on September 2, 2014 at 2:18pm

@ sexxy_essence how you doing if you are worrying about the leaders than you are discrediting the Bible remember if it was written it shall be done what ever is in that book will have to come to life, now its u to the people and when God want them to rise it does not have to be the whole nation but part of it, remember government is a representative of the devil everything they do is to please the devil for instance if government was following God would they say its okay to samesex marraige when they know there is no future if we cannot reproduce, now they do that because they know they cannot compete with God but they want parise just like God they know not everyone will follow but majority of people will this is how the devil will built his army, also the good book says there will come a time the weak will fall and those who refuse to follow these policies will be torture, now everytime someone say something about the gay community dont they want to shut them down also when you speak about the government they either lock you up or kill you, but those countries have to suffer in order for those wolrd leaders see the Power of God this is still an early stage

Comment by sexxy_essence on September 2, 2014 at 10:54am
@mr1stroke good morning an good morning my other Caribbean fever members! Regarding your comment re:mine, that's true about what you said that in the bible that certain countries must suffer in order to build themselves up to strive an soar high.....buttttt do you honestly think these world leaders on looking at the bible for giuidance an direction regarding the state of there countries? Yes some maybe praying an looking at certain proverbs an chapters in there holy book of choice but at the end of the day for them money talks an the people below them run kill each other an have the country in ruin while they sit there an watch unfortunately.

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