Knowledge is POWER! I have learned so much in the past few months and it has motivated and empowered me to be and do so much more for and in the community. We have a lot of work to do and if we want to do and be better we first have to educate ourselves to what’s going on around us and with us. I have recently learned that there is a 228 year wealth gap between black Americans and white Americans! What does that mean? It means that if life was to stop today it will take 228 years for black America to catch up financially to White America.  Sounds crazy, right? This is why educating ourselves is important and why knowledge can be powerful. We will be equipped with the necessary information to get our finances in order. You can start NOW by creating an instant estate as little as $1 a day, in some cases, leaving a legacy for generations to come. Wealth is not just for the affluent. Look up Dr. George Fraser and Dr. Boyce Watkins and research what they are talking about. The time is NOW for us to CHANGE. We can’t keep letting the media and others dictate who we are. Let’s take pride in our communities, volunteer for neighborhood clean-ups and if there aren’t any in your area, start one. Find opportunities to help you grow personally and help the communities in which you live. Let’s get back the unity of BLACK WALL STREET and our ancestors. Knowledge is only power if backed by actions!


Nicole Rogers