We must have a strategy

Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 Churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, urges Black people everywhere to stop wasting their time on President Trump and instead spend their time cleaning their souls, restoring their families through love, grace and forgiveness and developing economic opportunities through small businesses and other means. We also need to register to vote so that we can prevent the Trumps of the world from obtaining power.

This is why we have urged 5,000,000 African Americans to register to vote[1] in order to send a power message to both Democrats and Republicans so that they will respect our right as both citizens and Children of God. We are not a people of hate and we have never been. President Trump, just like President Obama, does not constitute for the Black community the concept of evil. Black people should never follow anybody’s definition of another person.

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative says, “The Black community needs to get its house in order. I plead with my brothers and sisters in Christ at this time in human history not to waste their time but to develop a prayer life, register to vote, take care of their families, and develop another economic avenue for their well-being and focus on our young people. I am not saying not to be engaged, because if you do all of those things you are engaged. I am saying not to spend a lot of time running behind and condemning and hating President Trump’s every tweet. Focus on yourself, your family and your community.”

We do not care what the Republican or the Democratic Parties say about each other or what they think our priorities should be in our community. They are both wrong and neither of them set the priority of the Black community.

The Black Church will not hesitate to provide a moral compass on these issues and to refocus African Americans on what we should be standing up for and not against. If we spend our time cleaning up our own ethical lives, attending to our health and serving those who are our families and friends, our existence will be better off. We need also to improve our economic life. When Al Sharpton asked the National Black Church Initiative to march against President Trump we asked Rev. Sharpton, did he have a plan or a strategy on what we needed to do after we had marched against the President. Neither Al Sharpton nor his organization still to this day have not produced a strategy or a plan for African Americans on what we should be doing for these 4 years.

We do not have the luxury to spend our time hating someone because they were able to be get elected as President. We did not hate President Barack Obama and according to all measurements in terms of housing, education, health and economic development African Americans did not fare well under his administration, so, it is a waste of time for us to spend the rest of the 4 years hating President Trump for being President Trump.

Within 30 days the National Black Church Initiative will reveal a comprehensive economic development plan, a comprehensive health plan, recommendations to the FDA and the FCC as a means of our strategy on how we plan to confront the next 4 years. This is why the Black Church is urging every African American:

1) To pray and come back to Church, especially Black males, and bring your entire family and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior

2) To evaluate your mental and physical health and do whatever you can by whatever means you can without endangering your life, to increase your health outcomes through diet, exercise and preventive care

3) Look within your own families and do whatever you can to improve your relationship with your brother, sister, mother, father, nephew, niece, aunt and uncle.

4) Improve your economic outlook by starting a business, getting an additional job or obtaining a new skill

This is what you should be spending your time doing over the next 4 years

Leave the Lord to deal with President Trump.

 

ABOUT NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino Churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, Churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltBlackChurch.com.

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