2018 Black Leadership Challenge
By C. Earl Campbell DA 3rd
Elon Musk, Founder & CEO of Paypal, Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City, Hyperloop, Mission to Mars, and others is living proof that Artificial Intelligence(AI), Robotics and Automation is here. This trend will have a greater negative impact on Middle Class and Poor Black African Americans than the invention of the Cotton Gin and Tractor did to Blacks in the South in the 20th Century.
What are Black Leaders doing to prepare our people for this? Are they still “Shucking and Jiving”, just happy to have a high paying job as the overseas of the “Good Job Plantation”? Do they care that our children are wasting countless hours in Black School and Colleges preparing for jobs that will not exist? Do they have enough moral courage and love for Black African American People to see the impending doom and to take action to address it?
In 2017, the total number of smart devices is projected to reach 4 Billion Globally. All of those devices will require Original Digital Content (ODC). ODC includes apps, games, eBooks, movies, videos, tv shows, blogs, vlogs, podcast, radios shows, music, eMagazines, eNewspapers, software, animation, and graphic designs. In other words, any digital product or service that can be done online(Internet), in the cloud(Server Farms), on a smart device(Computer, Smartphone, SmartTablet, SmartBan, SmartWatch or the next Innovative Smart Device to be invented.
This is the Digital Economy of the 21 Century, where Billions of Dollars will be made by Original Digital Content Creators. Black K-12, but most importantly Historic Black Colleges and Universities(HBCUs) and United Negro Funded Colleges(UNCFs) MUST redesigned their academic courses for this new digital economy.
For example, Netflix announced they plan to spend $7 to $8 Billion Dollars buying Original Content. They hired Shonda Rhimes, a Black African American Creator of hit tv shows like Greys Anatomy, The Practice, and Scandle to be their Content Consultant. Shonda created a $90 online Master Class to teach anyone how to write hit TV Shows. Every HBCU and UNCF should buy her class and teach all English Majors or anyone who has creative ideas for ODC so they can compete for $7 to $8 Billion Dollar. Facebook, Hulu, Amazon, Apple, Google, ABC Disney and others are planning to spend $Billions to compete with Netflix. Don’t know body know drama like Black Folks.
This same format should be integrated into every academic displine at every K-12 Predominantly Black African American School District, to teach Original Digital Content creation in the Curriculum.
Additionally, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) modified curriculums must be implemented specifically to teach programming languages for game, Web Application, Drone Technology, Robotics Manufacturing and Repair and Software Development.
Black Leaders must put aside their unconscious self-hatred of Black People and take bold actions to prepare our Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren for a future that has No Plan to include them. To do otherwise, will lead to their continued Mass Incarceration, and our Extermination as a race that will become an Obsolete Labor Force. They must be prepared to Compete in the 21st Century.
As a Conscious Black African American Man, I am engaged in a struggle to build technology http://www.ahecEnerg.com that seek to solve problems like climate change, violent crime, education and Black Uplift and Empowerment http://www.tqrinc.com. The racist obsticales are many, but I will never quit!As a Race Man, who loves Black African American People Unapologetically, it is my responsibility to repay the debt owed those who sacrificed their lives, that I might live and have access to opportunities today. I can sacrifice no less.
If Black Leaders care about our people, the “Shucking and Jiving” for a paycheck stops in 2017. There Era of Competing, Uplifting and Black African American Empowerment begins.
Up You Mighty Race, Accomplish What You WILL!