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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 8:09am
If both races were so serious about being racist there would be no swirls going on. I strongly believe there are far more black women who initiated being with a white man more than white man willingly dating black women. But the kicker here is how those same Becky loving thots r the loudest in their talk and gossip of whites r racist. So what that make them I'll tell, u A thot, hypocrite,racist.
Comment by Bombahdrop on September 2, 2014 at 8:02am
I believe African people n their country tries r polluted with filth and corruption. I read somewhere in a book that Africans started the whole slavery bullshit n I believe that s***. I Dont understand and never will understand how u sell people against their will, or why none of those enslaved didn't gang up and kill all those slave owners and regain their freedom. Then inodern times, today blacks easily gang up to beat or kill blacks. Why not do that s*** to the ones you're really madd at " the white man". Another thing all these interracial marriages and dating out here, y is there racism again. Its like racism coming from blacks is a joke if you f****** whites and having baby's by them. Dontake no sense.
Comment by Deshawn Thomas on September 1, 2014 at 11:44pm
We already our black african americans
Need one another through tough times except some us don't wanna take time realize from our very own black minds. When are my black people are gonna wake up stop being ignorant there own.
I can't stand using that word as being black african american is not in my dna i always look at myself being is black american forget describe myself portray african American leave out the african
I will accept the black proud american
Comment by mr1stroke on September 1, 2014 at 1:49pm

@ Lucky Hall i will send my daughter to college for her to learn how to communicate with the world but damn she will also go to a trade school, because with all the education those people have without any skills they are useless, that same government they believe in is a set up, but than again those idiots dont even understand why government was created and who is behind it, and yes i have been subscribe to them since 03 that lady did the best thing she possibly know, i use the same money to pay their asses back, do you realize this is the only loan they will give you no matter your credit or how much you owe, it is truly a set up, the system is not that smart if people take time study on how to win, that lady is a true example of what some of us are doing out there i dont care if i cannot fix the damn house at auction prices ill buy and keep paying the taxes that i will of course write off, mama aint raise no fool even the house that as i used as my resident is under the business i will not lose a dime and i will suck white america dry they have no idea how i move the best time of the year for me is tax time which allows me to spend unlimited money every christmas and this is just the beginning i have more plans ahead no wonder white people are so upset they cant win no more the old days mentality  are not working for them , i just laugh when they are on tv announcing they running out of business, it calls make way for the new blood, new opportunity, for those of us who works hard to create business are call new money and future wealth

Comment by Bombahdrop on September 1, 2014 at 12:14am
Oh u up on the droughts hmmm @ Lucky, so u c, it's not just Africa, Texas too. We also have to keep in mind, during these perilous times, with Great Trials and Tribulations, that these are the Last Generation of humans and we are living in our Last days. The droughts are suppose to happen, and people in Africa is without water for a reason, we are near the very end to the point the Devil is here and he will soon reveal himself. I Dont know if I'm ready to meet the Devil in the flesh. I never thought about dying, like I think about it know. I pray everyday, and every night, and every time I eat food or just because, I am learning to let God into my life fully, and things have been looking up for a while now. I Dont want to burn in hell. That's all I know n I Dont want to witness any of you here on CF Burning for eternity. We must pray to be saved and keep God's Holy Words.

I Dont even know if those Doctors got cured or just on medications or what. I know one got released or about to be released back into population smfh. The public has the right to know but as usual men lie.
Comment by mr1stroke on August 31, 2014 at 11:55pm

and we are in a society of making profit it dont matter where you are or come from if you can make us money we will come get you or send for you have you seen those baseball players they use to come from republic dominicans now they coming from japan or china no english but they are making millions and there so many american kids who are dying or will do anything to make the team but the reality is the world does not work like that its about money and im in that same team if it aint money i cannot understand what no one is saying, in fact earlier this lady came over to the bbq over my mom and we were talking her daughter talking about she has her BA in Ny but she is making $10 per hour i told my sister this is the time i would shoot my self if i spent all that time in school to make burger king salary, and she has student loan she lives with her mom, people like that make me proud i did two years of school and ran out thats a f****** set up but good luck to all i will be buying educated people soon if thats what they call them selves give me a few more years lol 

Comment by mr1stroke on August 31, 2014 at 11:50pm

@Lucky Hall i call it begging because i dont ever have the need not to even visit those places but i know for a fact the people who comes here would not be here if they could do better, but to say black americans are this and that yet still getting the same thing that was set in place for them i dont think that is so smart because if i dont like someone i will not be at their presence so if they feel that way why come here stay the f*** where they come from but we both know they would die so they have to be here and people like that give me the chance to spit on them they cant go no where else but lick that spit every time i see them, im an equal opportunity racist any one who does not like me will be in the same boat as the white and sink

Comment by Bombahdrop on August 31, 2014 at 11:23pm
All around the world there are serious drought. Look at California,Texas,China, those droughts are affecting us financially because they are making us pay more for groceries being that crop is scarce due to lack,mismanagement, ungrateful of having water. Nobody conserves water when they are told too nor do they conserve energy when they are told to prevent power outages.
Comment by Bombahdrop on August 31, 2014 at 11:19pm
Although water is important they have bigger fish to fry " Ebola Disease". Notice how the hype is over, so where is the updates on that Topic, because that Topic seemed to wither away.
Comment by mr1stroke on August 31, 2014 at 10:33pm

@ Lucky Hall thats just there for people who cannot get to a good school even without good grades they will provide opportunity but that is also a set up to say they help negroes but they refuse to go to school, but even the black community they make so many excuses, at first they say people join gangs because of not having a father, now its because they dont have nothing to do, but with all those funding and charity they still out on the street, instead of going to the library they are on facebook posting fight or some dance video it is a disgrace but i still would not accept someone talk down about that if that person come from miles away to get the same thing we are getting which means that person is no better and could not do any better if that person would he or she would not migrate in my community begging for the same thing that is available to me that person would live some where in beverly hills with acres and mules

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