As you prepare to go about your day and celebrate MLK Jr. by doing some type of community service let’s not forget the real reasons that MLK sacrificed his life. The Big Six strategy for the “Civil Rights Movement” was not only about the right to vote and be educated but the right to equally create and distribute wealth as you will see in the video below.
After making significant change the men and their supporters where preparing themselves for what would have been the biggest campaign of the their time “The Poor People’s Campaign”. This campaign was cut short by the the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The “Big Six” organizers were James Farmer, of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); Martin Luther King, Jr., of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); Congressman John Lewis, of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); A. Philip Randolph, of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; Roy Wilkins, of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); and Whitney Young, Jr., of the National Urban League.
With that said it is ALL of our responsibility to take on this task that MLK sacrificed his life for and create a life you love. A life that will allow you to live financially free while you pass down the knowledge and teach your children how to do the same. There are so many resources and technology today that if you are committed to financial freedom it is an attainable goal.
I am a firm believer that you can never have enough knowledge. If you don’t know where to start I will give you two examples of classes I took not that long ago. Yes, even though I run a non profit organization, Urban Youth, for the past 15 years and although I have affected thousands of lives for the better it does not create wealth.
As I stated on the home page part of the reason I started this blog with my daughters is to introduce them to the world of entrepreneurship. There is no better way for them to learn than by example and I am their first teacher.
The first class I took was Dr. Boyce Watkins Black Wealth Bootcamp. This class was extremely informative and gave me all the tips and tricks of the trade when it comes to financial security. He covered many topics in 5 short weeks that would have taken years to take in a college setting. His expertise on the subject of financial literacy is beyond measure as you can see his brand growing as his expertise is requested everywhere.
My second class was Mimi G Style’s Blogger course for beginners. If you don’t know about Mimi G style and the empire she is building then you need to Google her. She has built a DIY brand which encompasses sewing tutorials, sewing patterns and DIY’s among a few. She is a Latina that has climbed her way to the top by blogging about what she knows and loves. When I saw she was offering a blogging class for beginners I jumped on it as my daughter, Gigi, had been requesting a DIY website for about a year now. Her course was fantastic and straight to the point. It helped me quickly create a strategy to start this blog.
Both of the classes were extremely affordable and broken down to the simplest form so that they were easy to comprehend and implement. I am a true believer that you must invest and educate (READ READ READ) yourself to be intentionally impactful.
The hope is that you are now encouraged to go and live out the dream that MLK really intended for you to have and that was financial freedom…. Your future generation will thank you for it. If your afraid of the unknown remember one of MLK’s most famous quotes.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King Jr~
Click on the photos below for information on both classes. Now go and be great!