"As a member of the Greater Baltimore BLM I really want to empower the black community to think progressive and understand our actual value. We are so much stronger together then apart, I believe that as a people we have overcome so much hate that we still endure, being able to uplift and educate black excellence is my favorite thing!"
"Most people see black empowerment as a saying but they best way to lead is to step out and show what it looks like to be successful. Once we have people that aren't celebrities willing to lead the community around them that's when we will see growth and change happen in our communities."
"I believe black empowerment is an essential narrative that should be taught to all communities, cultures, and races. Growing up not knowing all that we have contributed to this world, not even just the country, is something everyone should know. Not just about how oppressed we were and are, we are empowered, it is a dialogue that should be discussed more."
"I think that black empowerment is very important especially in today's society. Our youth are so brainwashed and ignorant to thier own history it's scary. It's been past time for us as a unit to actually address the problems with full blown action instead of sitting around and talking about our issues. No one else cares about us at least we need to care about us."
Cipher W. I. N. S.
"As black community, we need to build and own our communities to forge unity, a sense of identity, and self love. The Black Man is God and it is time for him to take his rightful place but we must get the black family in order. We need more after school programs and black male mentorship. We need a black wall street meets black panther party. Turn vacant lots into community gardens"
"I believe black empowerment is a key necessity to black culture. Our community can be improved by embracing togetherness, supporting black businesses and learning more about oneself."
"We all need to stick together and encourage one another. As whole we’ve came a long way. It’s only up from here if we continue to thrive together."
Thomas Deas IV
"There can be no black empowerment until we have total knowledge of self and self determination. When we realize that we need each other more than we suggest, and act on it things will start to look clearer."
"This is time for us to get back to supporting and encouraging one another. The media portrays the black community poorly and I would like to help bring more positivity to our image."
"I feel we are capable now more than ever to restablish the ideas of those during the civil rights era. I believe us as community need to take pride and create a culture that we can pass on to the next generations. We must take charge and no longer be passive when it comes to our prosperity as a people. We have some much influence over the modern world and although we realize it, we have yet to harness it. We must start doing business together and in our communities. We must start increase if our communities capacity. Own the building not simply own the store in the building. I believe we should reach out the older generation I feel the disconnect has stunted our growth as a people. We lack consistent unity, but I definitely feel we have taken a step in the right direction and need to continue to press forward."
"We have more power than we understand. Black people continue to influence the world. We create or have created much of what's around us & our communities should consistently be flourishing. We have diminished our shine to fit into a mold not created for us. It's time to push & support one another to our greatest potential for the benefit & betterment of our communities."
"Buying black and circulating our money within our community first is a priority, owning land and contributing to healthy images of the family unit. I believe we are stronger in numbers and doing everything with the mindset of how this will improve the black community mindset. We have to have our own schools, and business and control what goes on in our own community versus depending on white america."