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Blackonomics: Let's Unify Around the Unity Movement

James Clingman | 6/21/2012, 1:38 p.m.

All you have to do to join is go to the Webs site and add your information. That's it. Before we can accomplish the goals of the Unity Movement we must have critical mass, and Mike Moore has determined that number to be 2 million. So, please go to the site: myunitymovement.com and get on board.

One more thing: Let's not get hung-up on the usual things that keep us from supporting something that someone other than "I" brought forth. I know brothers and sisters across this nation that are doing some fantastic things to help solve our problems, but with all the problems facing Black folks in this country and around the world, there are never enough answers, and there is definitely not just one answer. Don't fall into the trap of thinking, "My thing is better is than his thing," or "My thing was here first," or "I was doing that years ago." That's a prescription for continued failure with the Black community of this country. There is room for more than one initiative and we can all walk and chew gum at the same time.

A little more love, a little more trust, and a little more respect for one another will bring the unity we need to move forward, no matter what the local, national, or international environment may bring. The Unity Movement will give us the boost we need to achieve that love, trust, and respect. It will also provide us with a knowledge base, an economic foundation, and an educational platform from which can launch other much needed initiatives. Get on Board!

For more information go to myunitymovement.com or contact the Unity Movement at 1-888-93-UNITY.

Jim Clingman, founder of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, is the nation's most prolific writer on economic empowerment for Black people. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and can be reached through his Web site, blackonomics.com.