1 - Because YOU, among "our gifted and talented tenth", may realize and understand the fact that AFRICANS and AFRICAN ASCENDANTS (we're RISING, not descending) ALL OVER THE WORLD are at the bottom of “the socioeconomic totem pole”! We're there because we refuse to UNITE and get ourselves up in the way that ONE *DOLLAR, ONE AFRICA will raise us all!
2 - Because you may care about this sad fact and may have asked yourself at one time or another, "WHAT CAN I DO?", "How can I be a part of the solution?" "How can I, with my limited financial resources, HELP?"
3 - Because you may have noticed that we are under renewed physical attack throughout the world.
4 - Even though we pass trillions of dollars through our hands each year, we keep and control very little of it. As a People, we need a massive, but affordable economic plan; quietly constructed and without fanfare, as we go about our daily routine. You can be a part of this Plan. "We can DO IT! WE MUST DO IT! If WE don't DO IT, Then WE ARE DONE!" (Professor PLO Lumumba of Kenya, paraphrased)
“We the Willing are attempting "the heavy lift" for those who sleep! We’ve done so much for so long with so little that we are now ready to do everything with ONE *DOLLAR a week for ten years!”
We're building something amazing! Get ready to experience the awakening and benefits of "One *Dollar, One Africa"!
BANK on GROUP ECONOMICS by directing ONE *DOLLAR ($1) to a central financial reservoir (Bank) that will distribute the capital funds that can build the businesses that WE need in OUR communities, to provide jobs for OUR PEOPLE in OUR communities, to fund the charter schools that teach OUR CHILDREN the truth about themselves with caring faculty members. WE won’t have a productive community until WE UNITE and BUILD one. WE won't have A STRONG HOMELAND until WE UNITE and BUILD ONE! Who else should take responsibility for OUR SITUATION? It is a mistake to continue waiting and expecting the same people who created OUR PROBLEM to solve it! Someone else may have caused it, but it is OUR DUTY and RESPONSIBILITY to FIX IT! WAITING and following their version of OUR SACRED WRITINGS has gotten us, as a People, weaker and more divided than we have ever been!
We ASK for freedom, we ASK for equality, but DON'T COMMAND RESPECT when we're waiting, wallowing and weeping instead of DOING FOR SELF!
One *Dollar per week in "a common bucket" from just 5% of our near 2 Billion People in the world.
NO ONE can do this FOR US. WE need to DO THIS FOR OURSELVES!
When WE BELIEVE IT, WE WILL SEE IT!
Certifying YOU as "A BUILDER" of
"The ONE AFRICA We Want!"
A Copy of "BEYOND THE MONUMENT" signed by The Author...a true story essay chronicling Dr. Martin Luther King's "I HAVE A DREAM" March On Washington and evaluating its sequels.
A biennial Digital Report listing each project's name, capital investment and terms.
After 5 years, dividends, as declared, will be paid annually, beginning at the end of the 6th year to continuing "BUILDERS".
Hopefully, soon, if not already, you will recognize and your TRUE IDENTITY... an ASCENDANT of AFRICA (YES, "ascendant"; we are rising)...Through ONE *DOLLAR ONE AFRICA, YOU will be building a figurative stool upon which YOU can sit when you "physically" or "mentally" get there. Gain the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping to ERASE OUR PROBLEMS (throughout the world) of unemployment, under-capitalization, lack of UNITY and SELF-RESPECT, and our complete dependence on others for UPWARD MOBILITY; TOGETHER, we get to MANUFACTURE OUR BOOTS and BOOTSTRAPS!
Tuko Pamoja! ("We Are Together")
YOUR BANK, no doubt, has a “Bill Payor” feature that can be set to automatically DIRECT ONE *DOLLAR toward this united effort... to FOCUS OUR FINANCES and thereby, FUEL OUR OWN FUTURE!
We seek one African-Owned Diaspora Bank in America and one African-Owned Bank on The Continent to partner as repositories and distributors of all funds throughout The Continent and The Diaspora. Funds will be used for the development and support of on-going projects that enrich OUR PEOPLE on The Continent and in The Diaspora. These projects are to be selected by an international Blue Ribbon Board of universally respected "TRUSTEES/BUILDERS", once they are vetted. All projects must enhance the EMPLOYMENT OF OUR PEOPLE and the BUILDING OF OUR COMMUNITIES from the bottom up.
For only ONE *DOLLAR per week via your BILL PAYOR, PAYPAL, PATREON, or any such "money transport vehicle" to the fund, you can SET IT and FORGET IT; YOU'LL NEVER MISS IT! You'll be DIRECTING ONE DOLLAR PER WEEK...FOCUSING YOUR FINANCES...and FUELING THE FUTURE for OUR CHILDREN TO BUILD "ONE AFRICA".. There's no way you can lose with One *Dollar, One Africa! For the "super cautious, highly suspicious, and extremely skeptical BIG TIME INVESTORS", IF you do lose, you've lost ONE *DOLLAR A WEEK (maximum over 10 years = $520...You spent way more than this on a Snickers Candy Bar, once a week)!
The International Blue Ribbon Board of Trustees/Builders will administer the venture capital program, operating as an international Chamber of Commerce to promote business and community development, both on The Continent and throughout The Diaspora.
UNTIL we can assemble our team of melanated individuals on The Continent and throughout The Diaspora...UNTIL we can staff this vanguard of competent visionaries. we will develop at the pace of our interest, our passion and our meager personal finances (website, hosting, promotional advertising, etc., without using any RECEIVED "BUILDER" FUNDS!
UNTIL we can identify and vet such people to fill inter-continental, regional and local positions that will be needed on a perpetual basis, Josephat Moses Ochieng, Executive Director of The Centre For African Volunteers, Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya; Amb. Tony Jaja, African Peace Ambassador from the Sudan; Tawanda Mhandu, Film and Animation Artist located in South Africa; will be sought for advice and second opinions on promotional and marketing guidance, and, yours truly, Marvin Gay, retired Financial Services Representative, New York Life Insurance, NYLife Securities, Inc., Editorial Essayist, and current TV/Film/Voiceover Actor, living in Los Angeles, CA, will serve as Administrator for this very necessary and worthwhile effort.
HOW WOULD IT WORK? —
Get ready to FUND and GROW OUR HOMELAND and OUR NEIGHBORHOODS All over the world!