Solutions

Black Advancement Inc. is dedicated to mitigating the numerous concerns plaguing the Black Community.  We know these issues and topics we have chosen to address will not be eliminated in one year or even 20 years.  Still, we feel a great idea and proper planning can mitigate these issues.  This is your chance to voice your opinion on how to best help eliminate issues plaguing our community.   Write out your creative and inspiring ideas here to address an issue you feel is important to the Black Community.  Include your methodology: consider cost, personnel, location(s), and usability.  Help make a difference here and now!  Below are the shorthand versions of the Solutions we have initiated.  This is numbered from the earliest to the latest Solutions we have initiated with Green indicating the Solution is on going, Black signifying the Solution is in development, and Red for not Our current focus:

1. OPERATION FOOD DESERT STORM – Grow and distribute fresh fruits and vegetables and hand them out to the communities considered food deserts. Currently, we are working with Hood College and the Housing Authority to review and restore two local community gardens. In conjunction with OFDS, as a part of the Black Heal Project we too will create a community house garden.

Operation Food Desert Storm Explanation and Update

Carver Gardens Clearing Footage

2. B.A. CREDIT COMMANDMENTS – Create and distribute booklets in an effort to inform the masses of how to stay out of debt. This has been among our most successful booklet and has been presented to groups and on our YouTube page.

CREDIT COMMANDMENTS 4th Edition: Credit Commandments Vol 4. (2021)

CREDIT COMMANDMENTS 3rd Edition: Credit Commandments Vol. 3 (2018)

CREDIT COMMANDMENTS 2nd Edition: Credit Commandments Vol. 2 (2016)

CREDIT COMMANDMENTS 1st Edition: Credit Commandments

3. PAGE 57 PROJECT: Examination of the Black Experience in the American Education System A documentary about why the Black generation educated in segregation seems to have done better than the generations with more advantages and access.  We ask Blacks of all ages, experiences, ranges in academia to and research to find some answers.

4. PEN IT FORWARD– A program that promoted kids from poverty stricken areas to communicate with college students from HBCU’s and through this encourage these kids to not only strive to go to school, but also expand their horizons to do more than make music or play sports.

5. BLACK-SHOT GUN CLUB (BSGC) – A two part solution involving training and educating as many Black people as possible about how to use firearms responsibly and to try to pass a legislation to have open carry legal in the US with the hope of fear taking over, leading to better gun legislation.

6. LOCAL POLITICAL AWARENESS – A booklet with the intent get the Black community more engage with their local community politics and better understanding of what local representatives are responsible for. We also would like to produce a short film of interviews with local politicians explaining their positions and the impact it has on the life of everyday citizens.

LOCAL POLITICAL AWARENESS – How To Be An Active & Impactful Citizen In Your Community –  1st Edition: Local Political Awareness

Local Political Awareness Booklet – Volume 1

Interview with the Mayor of Frederick Michael O’Connor

Interview with the County Executive of Frederick Jessica Fitzwater

Interview with Alderman Derek Shackelford

Interview with Council Vice President Kavonte Duckett

7.  BLACK 2 SCHOOL INITIATIVE – A program meant to combat the continuous and growing educational achievement gap between Black people and everybody through a four-pronged approach which includes; [1]Test Reform: Petition local politicians and the Board of Education to have a substantial review of the standardized test, request parental access to the test prior, and suggest a project that is group based opposed to solo. [2] Black Male Substitute Recruit: Through contacts at HBCU’S, Fraternities, and Sororities we would recruit young qualified Black males to apply to become substitutes at all grade levels (K-12) with hope of creating a male presence in school for Black students and students of color to look up to. [3] School Supplies: Work with other non-profits in the area to provide school supplies, pay off school lunch debts, help teachers with school supplies for their classes, and purchase laptops and help with hotspots for internet connection [4] Re-Education: Create an online Black History Workbook with the goal to fully explain the current situation and status of Black people around the world. [5] The Goodman Collins Scholarship: Meant to give money to students looking to attend higher education. Money will be set aside to give away to students who meet the requirements of the scholarship.

8. THE BLACK HEAL PROJECT– A program meant to combat the continuous and growing health gap between Black people and everybody through a six-pronged approach which includes; [1] Black Doctors Network: Create a link of recommended Black doctor’s throughout the nation. The doctors we are focused on are Pediatricians, Dentist, and Optometrist. This network is to be built by word of mouth and would need three different patient recommendations to make the list. [2] Community Advisory Board: We plan to infiltrate local hospital advisory boards to advocate for better health outcomes for Black people, particularly Black women. Also push for more nutritional foods within the hospital for patients, staff, and their families. [3] National Health Challenges: Develop either a weekly or monthly TikTok like challenge with the aim to get people active. [4] Create A Mono-Community Garden: Unlike most community gardens, this garden is done by single families with the space to plant a singular crop. Once the harvest comes in all of these single crop families would come together and give away the fresh produce and fruits to places that have food deserts. [5] Black Heal Booklet: This booklet would consist of all of the different portions of the BHP but also, healthy recipes, exercises, and other ideas to create a healthier Black community.

9. THE BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE– Based on our brilliant show, the Beautiful Struggle, we plan to create a documentary combining all four of the gaps addressed within the program; Wealth, Health, Education, and Justice. Using the researched discussions on each of these topics focused on why they exist and persist, we hope to discuss solutions that can combat these issues.

If you wish to contribute your thoughts, time, ideas, or money to these Solutions, please contact us at any of the following platforms:

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2 thoughts on “Solutions”

  1. I really enjoyed reading The Credit Commandments that was handed to me the other day. I read right through it and hope to implement some of the solutions in my own life. Discipline and setting goals are key.

    Very well done pamphlet!

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