Blacks Buying from Blacks Matters!


Blacks Buying from Blacks Matters!

Black buying power in the USA is now over 1.5 trillion dollars: The goal of this group is to manifest the Principles of Kwanzaa into an every day practice with Blacks buying products and services from other Blacks as a casual act instead of a forced, rare  or awkward practice. This will grow power, prestige and more money! Being Black should not be a reason to not buy.

Black profits matter!

Negative folks are invited to not be a part of this group. Spend your money and time in your beloved "mainstream!". This is about our DREAM!

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Comment by Iran harris on June 2, 2015 at 4:53pm

I have to go in on this so fasten your seat belts peeps...

If there is one huge problem with the overall black super hero movement is that it neglects the pure escapism of what a super hero is supposed to be!

Cosplay is a byproduct of living vicariously through one's favorite character and the escapism part of where you imagine being somewhere else other than where you are currently are!

If you add too much realism into it it betrays the aspect of escapism which is what makes this genre such a lucrative one in the first place at least for white guys and asians!

If you have a certain attitude that snaps you out of that makeshift dream then it works against the concept of pretending to be a black super hero!

If one walks through the door and is met with more of a black power agenda than one of black science fiction agenda then it runs the chance of sucking all the air out of the room before anyone can breathe easily!

When whites or asians enter a comic convention they are not necessarily burdened with nationalistic ideals because generally the choice of the products in question or of A-list quality and artistically competitive with whatever the best of the industry has to offer outside of their realm!

Sure you can buy black but if one of us is still doing comic books in crayons in the digital age then one could expect that consumer to buy from someone not of his race because time is money and money is time!

One of the reasons for a lack of growth in the black sci-fi genre is that unlike major sports like basketball the producers are not bringing their A-game to the card table at the convention!

Let's face it... Many black folks are either are too cool to cosplay or really too ashamed to associate with the wearing of primary colored outfits like their white and asian counterparts do as an afterthought!

If your genre is not growing fast enough you need to reexamine why that it is and make the halftime adjustments... This means getting raw data and facts as to why so many do not show up for black comic book conventions or support the ideals set forth by super heroes from the beginning!

Also... You need it proofread and check your own deals to make sure that they are revenue based supportive otherwise what is the point?

Draw better... Create better... Market better... And just plain be better than the other leading brands period whether it be Spiderman or Sailor Moon!

If there is open hostility at the front door because people are not buying black then where is the standard issue fun in that?

Black people need to be properly welcomed to the cause with a warm smile not publicly shamed or guilt tripped in by default...


Comment by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on June 2, 2015 at 8:28am
Comment by Turtel Onli on June 2, 2015 at 8:14am

Skin color paradox[edit]

The skin color paradox refers to the fact that no matter how differently African Americans are treated based on their skin color, their political and cultural attitudes about "blackness" as a form of identity and their feelings of relatedness and solidarity with other blacks tend to remain consistent. Although light-skinned African Americans receive many socio-economic advantages over dark-skinned African Americans, who have much more punitive relationships with the criminal justice system and greatly diminished prestige, and although African Americans are aware of this disparity in treatment and status, both light-skinned and dark-skinned African Americans have similar political attitudes towards discrimination and race solidarity.[

Comment by Turtel Onli on June 2, 2015 at 8:12am

IS this the reason why so many Blacks love Manga  and the mainstream yet avoid positive participation in the growing Black Age movement""

Discrimination based on skin color, or colorism, is a form of prejudice or discrimination in which human beings are treated differently based on the social meanings attached to skin color.[1]

Colorism, a term coined by Alice Walker in 1982,[2] is not a synonym of racism. "Race" depends on multiple factors (including ancestry); therefore, racial categorization does not solely rely on skin color. Skin color is only one mechanism used to assign individuals to a racial category, but race is the set of beliefs and assumptions assigned to that category. Racism is the dependence of social status on the social meaning attached to race; colorism is the dependence of social status on skin color alone. In order for a form of discrimination to be considered colorism, differential treatment must not result from racial categorization, but from the social values associated with skin color.[1]

Colorism can be found specifically in parts of Africa,[3] Southeast Asia,[4] East Asia,[5] India,[6] Latin America,[7] and the United States.[1] The abundance of colorism is a result of the global prevalence of “pigmentocracy,” a term recently adopted by social scientists to describe societies in which wealth and social status are determined by skin color. Throughout the numerous pigmentocracies across the world, the lightest-skinned peoples have the highest social status, followed by the brown-skinned, and finally the black-skinned who are at the bottom of the social hierarchy. This form of prejudice often results in reduced opportunities for those who are discriminated against on the basis of skin color.[8]

Comment by Turtel Onli on June 2, 2015 at 8:08am

This is a financial matter. Not personal or spiritual. This is a  nexus of creativity, culture and commerce.  When a people will not support or hire its own…..then what?This book is about the facts and forces that led to the launch of the Black Age movement. See why we are winning!!!!!

Comment by Turtel Onli on June 2, 2015 at 8:03am

 This movement was launched in 1993 to facilitate our growing a dominate profitable force in this industry. Not to fluff for the manga-mainstream. While we have grown and pushed the mainstream to co op is Black characters, at our expense…where is the domination!  I am not looking to work with the few who want to compete. Not just have solo successes. Based on production, promotions, pride, and profits. Go Black Sci-Fi!!!!!

Comment by Turtel Onli on June 2, 2015 at 7:54am
Comment by Turtel Onli on June 2, 2015 at 7:47am

Manga maniacs:  Question you this… many Blacks are hired in that industry relative to its Black fan base??? Affirm that!!!

 In 2008, in the U.S. and Canada, the manga market was valued at $175 million. The markets in France and the United States are about the same size. Manga stories are typically printed in black-and-white,[8] although some full-color manga exist (e.g. Colorful). In Japan, manga are usually serialized in large manga magazines, often containing many stories, each presented in a single episode to be continued in the next issue. If the series is successful, collected chapters may be republished in tankōbon volumes, frequently but not exclusively, paperback books.[9] A manga artist (mangaka in Japanese) typically works with a few assistants in a small studio and is associated with a creative editor from a commercial publishing company.[10]

Comment by Turtel Onli on June 2, 2015 at 7:43am

Our Black Age info site. Participate in our dream and not the mainstream!

It males great sense to attend and participate in B;lack Age events in Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco,  and Detroit.

The more product purchased the more profits for all, the better production becomes, the more lives we improve.

Debate the logistics and break the Black on Black Boycott which is where most Black use any reason to avoid other Blacks in business or commerce yet complain about racism on the parts of the places they spend their monies.

Comment by Turtel Onli on June 2, 2015 at 7:29am

I originally posted this article in 2011:

African-Americans Wield Considerable Consumer Power

African-Americans' buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015, according to 
The State of the African-American Consumer Report, released today, collaboratively by 
Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch 
and buy, and The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a federation 
of more than 200 Black community newspapers across the U.S. This growing economic 
potential presents an opportunity for Fortune 500 companies to examine and further
understand this important, flourishing market segment. Likewise, when consumers are 
more aware of their buying power, it can help them make informed decisions about the 
companies they choose to support.
"Too often, companies don't realize the inherent differences of our community, are not aware 
of the market size impact and have not optimized efforts to develop messages beyond those 
that coincide with Black History Month," said Cloves Campbell, chairman, NNPA. "It is 
our hope that by collaborating with Nielsen, we'll be able to tell the African-American 
consumer story in a manner in which businesses will understand," he said, "and, that this 
understanding will propel those in the C-Suite to develop stronger, more inclusive strategies 
that optimize their market growth in Black communities, which would be a win-win for all of us."

And who will get this profit.....them or us???

This is still the challenge of the Black Age. To break the boycott and secure victory in the war for minds and market shares.
How many of us here buy Black on purpose? Sell Black on demand? Praise Black on recognition?


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