FINALLY, SOMEBODY SAID IT: WHAT IS THE BLACK CHURCH’S ROLE IN ADVANCING AFRICAN AMERICAN WEALTH?

Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. wrote a piece a few years ago, asserting “the Black Church, as we’ve known it or imagined it, is dead.”

 

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Some claim that the black church isn’t doing enough to assist with the economic, social, and political progress of the black community.

The Michigan Chronicle recently took a look at research reporting that well over $420 billion had been donated to the black church as of 2013—a figure which averages out to at least $12 billion–$13 billion per year.

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Where Did The Money Go?

 

The question then turned into the whereabouts of the money donated and whether it had been spent to help progress the economic, social, and political stances of African Americans?

Leadership Network releases reports every year on the current trends in megachurches and other data on churches in general. They find that the largest 7% of churches contain nearly 50% of all churchgoers. Furthermore, they find that nearly 100% of church revenue comes in the form of donations and nearly 60% of said church revenue goes to staffing-related costs. Based on this data, it could be argued that the monies donated to churches in general, which includes the black church, are being used mainly to compensate the individuals who are directing, performing, and managing the church organization, rather than being spent to feed the poor as Proverbs 22:9 says.

 

Should the Donations Be Re-directed Directly Into Black Communities?

 

Various bloggers and commentators have suggested that the $12 billion to $13 billion per year going to black church donations could have been reinvested to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars in black homes; send over 1 million black students to college, and feed literally every black homeless person for a number of years. This amount of reinvestment would also assist “Buying Black Expert” Maggie Anderson with her efforts to redirect black dollars into more productive measures in the black community; to assist with creating more black jobs.

 

Should Portions of the Donations Be Re-directed Directly to the Government?

 

In addition, based on the Leadership Network data along with similar data, it has been argued throughout the years that churches should no longer benefit from 501(c)3 tax exemption status, as taxing the church revenues would bring nearly $20 billion or more into the federal government every year.

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Absence During Political Progressions

 

Others, including sympathizers of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, also believe that the black church is not aiding “enough” in efforts for political and social progression. On the heels of major media cases of unarmed black men being killed by police, many in the BLM Movement believe that the black church’s presence hasn’t been displayed enough to help combat in the fight against police brutality. This is in comparison to the role of the black church during the civil rights movement, where its voice was heard loud and clear in the fight for progression, along with its temple used for networking and strategy sessions within the African American community.

All of these discussions and reports continue a debate revolving around the present-day impact of the black church and if the black church still truly matters in terms of the economic, social, and political advancement of African Americans?

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AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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THE BLACK CHURCH BLACK CHURCH DOES NOTHING FOR COMMUNITY AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH ANOTHER LEACH ON AFRICAN AMERICA BLACK CHURCH WEALTH NOT IN COMMUNITIES PIMPING 'JESUS' TO BLACK COMMUNITY BLACK CHURCH POLITICALLY DIS-ENGAGED ANOTHER DRAIN ON AFRICAN AMERICA BLACK CHURCH WEALTHY/BLACK PEOPLE POOR 

If all the money "DONATED" to the poor people WENT to the poor people, there'd be NO POOR PEOPLE anywhere in the world. TV's advertising for half dead babies, bombed babies that didn't die during the bombing, babies with flies all in their eyes, mothers too weak to carry the babies, no food anywhere for the babies; half dead dogs, abused dogs, funeral sounding music for both beggars; children maimed from birth in hospitals. Jerry Lewis raised billions for muscular dystrophy  that never wiped out the disease.

People beg and the money raised goes into THEIR pockets.

As much as black people "Praise Dance" and "Praise Jesus", it seems to me, the last place any black person breathing would want to ever go is to the Gorilla Cages in any shape or form. That damn sure doesn't work.

The longer I live, the more I see how full of natural shit people are. We're going to keep messing with Orange Square Head  and Black top-of-the head Haired Un, until they blow up the entire fucking planet. No one will ever have to worry about a damn thing ever again. All the money raised through WAR won't have any assholes living to spend it anywhere.

It'll all be turned over to all the bugs that survive the holocaust. The rest of us will be resting in either Peace or Hell.

We have an "Opioid" problem. People dropping like flies with what used to be called "drugs". Asshole White People have now legalized MARIJUANA. Cigarettes cause every kind of cancer ever heard of from a plant called "Tobacco." Now there's a plant called "Marijuana." If the leaves of "tobacco" cause cancer, what the fuck are the leaves of "marijuana" going to cause once some asshole puts formaldehyde and all the other shit they put in tobacco going to cause?? Where I come from, "SMOKE's fucking SMOKE!!!" It's not supposed to go into lungs.

Come to Dialysis with me and see for yourselves. Come to my house and see me struggle catching my breath after washing my face and brushing my teeth. Don't get me excited, I damn near die on my feet. I'm lucky to be alive. Keep on listening to these assholes. I came up when cigarettes were dancing in commercials on television. They were the coolest things on the planet, so "they" showed.

Have fun with your "Opioid Marijuana", assholes. People spend the money you spent for them while they send you to your grave.

Check out Snoop and Willie Nelson. Lots of handsomeness there, huh?????

 

When marijuana's legalized all over the country, is the Master Race going to let all the Black men they've incarcerated for drug dealing, having marijuana in their cars, doing whatever the hell they did to get themselves locked up, going to be FREED?? Let them out so they can continue LEGALLY selling marijuana that got them locked up in the first place.

Master Race, that looks like the cousins to the Japanese Snow Monkeys, set my people FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Legal's LEGAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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When marijuana's legalized all over the country, is the Master Race going to let all the Black men they've incarcerated for drug dealing, having marijuana in their cars, doing whatever the hell they did to get themselves locked up, going to be FREED?? Let them out so they can continue LEGALLY selling marijuana that got them locked up in the first place.

Master Race, that looks like the cousins to the Japanese Snow Monkeys, set my people FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Legal's LEGAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's one of the reasons its being held up, that would upset their racist Prison Industrial Complex Industry Ponzi Scheme.

Corporations would start getting less money, INVESTORS would see less return on their profits, politicians would get less BRIBE money for selling out American Citizens to the whims of corporations and their BRIBERS 'campaign donors'.

Once the shit's legal, there's no REASON to hold the brothers in bondage. They lock up our sons and daughters like they lock up all the animals they're able to put in cages.

There's something seriously WRONG with the Japanese Snow Monkey cousins. What they've never told us is that they're NOT HUMAN and damn sure NOT HUMANE. Let that hair and beard grow down to the ground like its supposed to and show us the true beast you are.

If you're country's so damn great, what the fuck is wrong besides EVERYTHING? Why does EVERYONE damn near have to walk, drive, run, crawl, whatever, high as a GEORGIA PINE?? Why's everyone so damn INSANE?? What's G.R.E.A.T??

Where's the MAYFLOWER, THE NINA, PINTA, SANTA MARIA and a few SLAVE SHIPS? Call those bastards UP!!!!!! All WHITES aboard AND THE jIGGABOOS that want to go with you!!!!!!

May you all have a HAPPY RIDE never to be seen AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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