Blueprint for Black Power: A Moral, Political and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century by Dr. Amos N. Wilson

Blueprint posits that Africans in the Americas, Africa and throughout the world should form an international bloc that would be most potent for the generation and delivery of Black power in the United States and the world to counter White and Asian power networks. Wilson frames this imperative by deconstructing the US elite power structure of government, political parties, think tanks, corporations, foundations, media, lobbyists, interest groups, banking and foreign investment particulars. Potentially strong Black institutions as the church, media, and think tanks; industry; collectives such as investment clubs and credit unions; rotating credit associations such as African-originated esusu, tontine and partner, are analyzed. Pan-Africanism, Black Nationalism, ethnocentrism and reparations are assessed, often misused and underused financial institutions as securities, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, underwriting, and incubators advocated, thus elucidating oft-negated opportunities for economic empowerment. Blueprint delegitimates White power and roundly critiques the Black sycophantic bourgeois religious and political leadership establishments for their historic moralizing of Black socioeconomic conditions and programmatic ineptitude. Wilson warns the consequences of Black obsolescence – biological annihilation!

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