Black PECC: Black People Economic & Cultural Control is an organization I ran into "on accident". I saw a flier on my son's father's refrigerator for this radical list of principles and values that I totally agreed with and thought were necessary for Black people to be a more governing body in their own lives. I then attended the meeting and soon learned that it was a called for black men to come together to "get their ish together". Nonetheless my Universal brother Carl warmly invited me and welcomed my observance of the meeting. He informally elected me as Queen Mother of the organization and approved my distribution of the information he shares with the group. Therefore, I will periodically be sharing some snippets of the newsletter of the organization and encourage you to reach out for more information. Enjoy! (Be advised: there are curse words used)
BLACK PEOPLE ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL CONTROL
BLACK PECC is a BLACK family based concept that uses education, and (our story) to reconnect black people to our culture so that we can begin to control the culture, politics, and economics of our community. So our children can learn from our examples of group control.
CONCEPTS, AND PRINCIPLES INCLUDE:
Black People, we are in a war and we have been in a war.
We have been programmed.
We have been punked.
We have dropped the ball.
We have been MIA.
We have lost our way.
Wars are fought on many fronts; physical confrontation is usually the last resort.
The main battlefield for war is in the mind, and spirit.
Spiritually, if I can get you to trade your GOD for my GOD, then the war is pretty much over. Mentally, if I can get you to trade your way of thinking for my way of thinking (in which case you will be out of your mind, because I'm in it.) the war is pretty much over too. When 98% of the businesses in your community are controlled by others you are in an economic war. When 70% of your women walk around with Euro-hair, and 80% of your young men want to sag and show their ass, you are in a mental war. When other ethnic groups are serving you your ethnic food you are in a cultural war. When your groups' money constantly enhances the lifestyles of another groups' community, you are in a socio-economic war. When we don't get an invitation, we think we are not in a war. You can be in a war and not be invited.
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Hard times, got you down? "This too shall pass" may be a popular quote you have been hearing lately but it is true and you will come out stronger than ever before. During these times of uncertainty, I am simply emailing you to spread some light on some positive improvements that DRP has been making behind the scenes. We are proud to formally announce that we are taking orders for our CSA service. We are offering a non-traditional Community Supported Agriculture-like subscription box for delivery to the Detroit and Metro-Detroit area. Delivery areas include both the east and west sides of Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck, Grosse Pointe, Allen Park, West Bloomfield, Southfield, and if the demand is in other neighboring towns, we will consider delivery there as well. We appreciate all the orders that have been placed thus far and encourage YOU to purchase your CSA today. if you haven't already! If you believe that you won't be able to purchase a share for the entire three month series at full price, send us an email and we will be happy to set up a payment plan for you. We want to make sure everyone has access to locally grown produce, now more than ever--especially groceries that will include free delivery!
What is Deeply Rooted Produce doing to make sure my food arrives as safe as possible during the COVID-19 era? We are partnering with farmers that are taking extra precautions to process their crops safely. Some are even GAP certified, Good Agricultural Practices. As farmers we want to make sure we all are taking the necessary steps to ensure that there is limited contact with the end product that the customer receives on their door step. We are using gloves and masks when harvesting, practicing social distancing, and installing more hand washing stations to wash hands more frequently.
Other tips: use this time for reflections and preparation. If you are grateful to be spending time working from home--work on your organizational skills and practice healthy balancing techniques. If you have children, keep them engaged and continue to educate them about what you feel is important for them to know.
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