How HBCUs and UNCFs Can Survive the Covid 19 Pandemic Financial Strain!
By C. Earl Campbell DA 3rd
I am responding to an article written by Dr. Boyce Watkins, CEO of The Black Business School and a fellow follower of PowerNomics Principles by Dr. Claud Anderson. I agree that Black Economics is important and equally important is Black Educational Institutions of Higher Learning. However, those two are necessary components of any Black Empowerment Plan. I included them in The Quiet Resolution (TQR, Inc), a Comprehensive National Black Empowerment Plan http://www.tqrinc.com I developed over 10 years ago based on the Principles of PowerNomics. HBCUs and UNCFs are critical institutions included in TQR, Inc.’s Educational Institute, along with a Economic Development Institute, Political and Legal Institute, Social, Medial & Research Institute and a Security Institute.
HBCUs and UNCFs must not be allowed to fail, nor should they be allowed to continue teaching subjects that aren’t relevant or will be obsolete in the marketplace. Despite their public vs private funding, they must start to collaborate to achieve the same goal of educating and preparing Black African American Students to collectively compete in the 21st century.
Those of us who did attend a HBCU or UNCF, are aware of the fact that these institutions are so much more than Black Colleges and Universities. They are the foundation and life blood of Black African American People and our Communities. They are the answers to prayers and provide opportunities to our Dreams that would otherwise be deferred. I will never promote or predict their demise. Instead, I would acknowledge that new leaders are required to meet the challenges of 21 Century, with innovative Strategies that embrace the use of technology online and on campus that includes one year technical trades certifications in Software Engineering, Computer Hardware Repair, Plumbing, Solar Electrical, Infrastructure Construction, Carpentry, Robotics Repair, Agricultural Technology, Food and Beverage Processing, Startup Business Entrepreneurship, Electric Vehicle and Drone Mechanics, Tele-Medicine and the use of new funding models like Income Share Agreements (ISAs).
Black African American Young Adults need a safe place to mature, learn, experiment, gain exposure, make new friends, mentors, New Brothers and Sisters, compete in sports and to embrace new ideas and have their ideas and assumptions challenged, affirmed or revised. Jackson State University 1987-90 gave me and thousands of other students those experiences.
Cuptoopia.com, Inc. my technology startup developed EduiPay, (https://www.EduiPay.com), a FinTech Crowdfunding Platform as a funding solutions that could help HBCUs and UNCFs and others raise additional funding, when it’s relaunched in 2020. The goal for EduiPay is to develop a BlockChain Global Digital Currency and compete with PayPal, Stripe, Cash App, Apple Pay, Amazon Pay and Venmo.
When Black African American People collectively develop an implement a Comprehensive National Black Empowerment Plan, we will be able to solve our own problems, regardless of who wins the 2020 Presidential election. Self-Empowerment is the one thing that our White and Black Enemies don’t want us to do. They would rather we keep marching and protesting, rather than pooling our money, talent, knowledge, expertise, ideas, innovations for our own collective Uplift and Empowerment. However, it’s not Up to them! We can simply ignore their attacks and self-hatred masked is concern for our welfare and get it done. Expose their true intentions by asking them to produce a Comprehensive National Black Empowerment Plan and listen very careful to their answer. Game Recognize Game!
Lastly, All Black National Organizations and their individual chapters should create individual accounts at no more than three Black National Banks or Credit Unions, with a goal of 10,000 new Accounts with a minimum of $1,000 for the purpose of creating a National Black Covid 19 Pandemic Research and Response Force. This would be a test of our Organization’s ability to collaborate, cooperate and innovate without fear, greed or self-hatred. It would set a new standard of Black Leadership and role model how Black African American People should collaborate and cooperate.
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