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    A Guide to a new Business culture

    The critical issue of business in the African world is pertinent in an era where globalization is an ever more encroaching phenomenon, and marginalization of groups failing to engage in business is creating greater economic disparity. Good business is critical for African development as well as a mechanism for self-determination. The culture of business, while ingrained in some historical trading cultures,was one aspect of African independence stripped away via the African Holocaust (apartheid, colonialism, enslavement and even desegregation). While trade has always continued at a secondary level, primary business in Africa has left a wide enough gulf to allow every foreign force to exploit the failure of African people to develop a cognizant business attitude.

    Business, like education and health, is not an optional accessory for any society; and the neglect in business activity has left African people open to exploitation and stunted development. And all of these issues of racism have an economic root. Fix economy and racism will have no teeth. Because most pan-African afflictions, at some level—if you dig deep enough—you will find something economic. Without a bases in economic superiority the dominion of Western Eurocentric culture would have no appeal to a self-sustaining Africa. Lack of this strength in Africa opened up its wounds to everything that the wind could blow in.So the two forces dicing Africans into pieces are racism and Globalization. And while separate, there is a relationship. Sticking your head in the sand and plugging your ears, unfortunately have not adverse effects on either system--only business does. As long as Africa is not trading it is dependent on aid. And with aid comes the exploitive agendas of everything that blows Africa's way.One of the great mistakes of the previous generation was they had no idea about business. How can a rich continent and a rich culture not also produce rich people? Accepting this vulgar contradiction as "noble" is Mental Slavery
    . Equitable ownership is the struggle, and if we are not struggling for this what are we struggling for? Ironically, the first generation of post-slavery liberators, Garvey, Duse, etc., were business orientated. Therefore, it is strange that business and revolution have drifted so far apart. Business is difficult for a people trained to depend and think inside of the employee model. Some of us have ten times the skills of Indians and Europeans (whites) yet we continue to work for them. It is a mindset, a conditioning to fear business ownership and stay forever in the safe environment of working for someone. There is a disconnected generation since Garveyand the Nation of lslam, which has played completely into the hands of their own oppression by ignoring economics.

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