White people as well as other ethnic groups , who are later arrivals in the U.S., look at us and ask the same questions.
Other ethnic people come into America, look at us and say oh well!, the blacks must like being slaves, who are we to stop them? So they open their businesses in the Black Community, in spaces where there should be black businesses, suck out the money and build their own communities, grow strong while black community remains weak.
Remember the story of Count Dracula, who mesmerize his victims, suck their life’s blood and while he grows strong, they grow weak. There are messages in these stories.
African people in America and in the African Diaspora have been subjugated for more than 400+ years. Today we have the where with-all to end that dilemma. Most of us have come into an awareness of our selves. Most of us know how much we as a people, contributed to the worlds civilizations.
So when times get tough, the so called liberal, bolts. He sees his efforts as none productive, and comes to realize that his salvation is with his own. He starts to wonder why blacks don’t get together and help themselves. He starts to agree with the detractors and task blacks with pulling themselves up. Why not? Other people do it without him. He task blacks with developing their own plans and rightly so.
ABAFA/AAPAD has taken up the challenge and developed a plan which could all but eliminate African-American dependency in 6-7 years of full operation.
One Loaf of Bread, is the starting point to Economic Development for the African-American Community.
Remember! the mission of AAPAD is to build an open, transparent organization, steeped in honesty, commitment and allegiance to the African-American Community.
AAPAD believes that we have the intellectual, social and economic ability to become self defining and self determining.
In understanding one principle, of the economic reality of black spending, we use the following scenario.
40 million + African Americans in the Continental United States.
According to The US Census Bureau
(who classify Black and African American, as those who come from a people who’s origins are sub-Saharan Africa )
There are 42,020,743 people classified as Black/African American in the US.
According to The US Census Bureau
At 2.58 people = per Black Household = (16,287,000) 16 million 2 hundred 87 thousand households.
According to The US Baker’s Associations
Average bread consumption per week, per household is 2.3 loaves, we will only use 1 loaf per household, for this plan.
The average cost of a loaf of bread is $2.70 x 16,287,000 households; translates into
$43,974,000 (forty three million nine hundred seventy four thousand
a week leaving our community, on bread alone
Now realistically, people no longer bake bread at home to any large degree, its time consuming, labor intensive and require making more than the small urban family (2.58) can consume or keep fresh. So people buy their bread from the supermarket or bakery.
There are virtually no black African/American bakeries. So that means without a doubt almost $44,000,000.00 per week leaves the black community, to enrich and strengthen outer communities, while the black community remains weak and poor.
Does that make any kind of sense at all?
What could $44, 000,000.00 a week in economic activity do for our community?
Lets look at this question, in the following scenarios.
No business, no matter what it’s product, can be successful, if it does not have a market.
Black businesses fail because they cannot compete in the white market. This happens for a number of reasons, but the major reason is that, they are shut out of the white market, due largely to institutionalized racism. As a result they are frozen out of the finance market, most ethnic groups will not spend money in the black community and many blacks out of ignorance, will spend their money outside of their community.
The ABAFA/AAPAD Plan will address and remove all three of these pit falls, ie stumbling blocks, from the African-American Entrepreneur.
10% of the 40 million African-Americans will become their market, insuring them successful sales.
4 million members of ABAFA will become their partners and their Capital Investors. (see the Bread Plan)