“We have been so disenfranchised for so long by supporting every other culture or nationality, other businesses, because we haven’t had any. When we do, when people of African-American descent do take off and start a business, it’s kind of difficult for it to be successful or for it to thrive because the community doesn’t invest into it.” --Jamiel Robinson, CEO of Grand Rapids African American Black Businesses
Ladies and gentlemem on this episode of In Life Now we went "hard in the paint" and talked about some serious issues, challenges, and roadblocks currently facing the black community on a local level as well as national level within the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan with our guest Mr. Jamiel Robinson, Community Activist and CEO of GRABB along with our cohost Community Activist and Executive Director of Bates Place Rev. Bryan R. Blakely. THERE WERE SOME TECHNICAL ISSUES IN THE LIVE BROADCAST, so what you will hear now is an editited version of the show. YOU will need to adjust your volumne after the intro is over in the first 20-25 minutes of the show so that you can hear what was being said. Thank you in advance for understanding, for your flexibility, and for your support of IN LIFE NOW RADIO.
We encourage you to continue this conversation wherever you are around the world and do your part as a collective so that we can get some serious work done. It's time to put all of your religious beliefs, personal agendas, and personal beliefs to the side and work now towards common goals for the black community in the city where you live and in this nation. It's time to come together right now!