ADOS, Biden, grassroots, Black, platform, reparations, African Americans
Nguzo Saba Kwanzaa Principle #3
Collective Work & Responsibility. "
UJIMA DISTRICT OPERATING MODEL
Once DOEA reparations recipients receive funds, BLC encourage and support small business development through private ownership,
franchise and cooperative opportunities.
Access to a $30k – 60K business opportunity can catapult a family from poverty into the middle class, create a strong Black economy, and produce a self-sustaining healthy community.
Crime is the hand-maiden of poverty.
Based upon increased opportunity within the community, violence and the killing of African Americans at a disproportionate rate will most likely abate.
BLC’s two-year qualifying period includes business development and financial literacy Aside from the Four Pillars in each Ujima District, remaining leasable space consists of franchises, cooperatives and Fair Exchange models.
LEASABLE SPACE AND ALL NET PROFITS FROM UJIMA DISTRICTS GO TO A POOL THAT PAY DIVIDENDS TO DOES MUCH LIKE AMERICAN INDIANS RECEIVE THAT QUALITY FOR CASINO PROFITS BECAUSE OF TRIBAL AFFILIATION 10% of net profits are set-aside for college fund grants for students to help payoff loan obligations or college tuition in the form of
“Gifts for Excellence”.
WHAT WE’RE NOT
The purpose of Ujima Districts are not to reinvent the business wheel. Ujima Districts allow opportunity for DOES to engage in state-of-the art existing businesses and opportunities, or artesian, specialty shops.
BLC firmly believes that affiliation with known brands offer greater opportunity for success and support.Ujima mandates all business within the Ujima District
MUST BE minimally 51% Black-owned.
BCL encourages and invites corporate America’s participation.
A coveted Ujima District bylines would be:
“Ujima Market has partnered with Whole Foods to assure top quality access to products ad services.”
The following businesses and opportunities within Ujima Districts to consider:
1) PHARMACY CHAINS: McKesson Corporation Cardinal Health Inc. Sav-Mor Drug StoresAmerisource Bergen Corporation
2) HARDWARE CHAINS: ACE HardwareLowe’s Hardware (conventional model but conscious front office may consider BLC’S partnership offer
3) CAR RENTAL HertzBudgetEnterprise
4) AUTOMOTIVE STORE Midas Automotive
5) EDUCATION RobothinkDucklings pre schoolKumon Math & Reading CenterSylvanHuntington Learning CentersGoddard SchoolThe Little Gym
6) GREEN TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMY Cannabis IndustrySolarWindVertical GreenhousesKenaf Farming industryGreen Job TrainingBLC’s reparation plan invites major corporations to participate by joint venture, franchise opportunities or supporting cooperatives and hubs.
COOPERATIVES & FAIR EXCHANGE
Ujima District Fair Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through success, the contribution of worker-cooperative and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.Cooperative’s, owned and controlled by the people use the products or services the business produces they create. Cooperatives differ from other forms of businesses because they operate more for the benefit of members, rather than to earn profits for investors.
UJIMA COOPERATIVE OPPORTUNITIES
·Bakery· Brewery· Fair Trade Center Domestically and with Africa, Asia and Latin America Corporate America has thrived because of DOES support. By joining in partnership with BLC and DOES Ujima Districts, corporate America can positively and profitably give back to the African American community by genuinely supporting DOES businesses in Ujima Districts nationwide.
JOINT PARTNERSHIP /OWNERSHIP ENCOURAGED
Signage will reflect joint ownership i.e. “Smith’s Ace Hardware”. “Jones’ Sav-On Pharmacy.”