It has been a long time since I've seen anybody left of Akindele articulate (well, there's a loaded word) any semi-serious black community organizing principles. But there's a dude by the handle of FreeMan who has put up some structure and a multipoint manifesto.
FreeMan is outrageous, optimistic, excitable, intelligent, profane and foolish all at once. Here's a couple paragraphs that show what I mean:
First, we can use mom and pop distribution. Usually the big distributors want you to barely make any money on your product because they tell you to add up the pennies to become a millionaire. Now us, you and me, we got something already in place that we know hits directly our own folk. I know you are going to laugh when I say it but Barber Shops and Beauty Salons litter our neighborhoods just as much as the other God given distribution center the Black Church. If you have any product that caters towards us you would get your product out by making sure everyone who does hair has a display in their shop showcasing your goods. You can usually make deals with one of the barbers to sell your shit on consignment. I mean how many times have you gotten your hair done and they are trying to upsale you some Black Soap or some Shea Butter? This alone will help spread your product word of mouth and if it’s a great product then it’ll be a local hit.
Second, we can use the internet. As more and more people get online you won’t even need to make a consignment deal. You can go to OUR local black bank set up a online merchant account and sell everything your hearts desire. Shit we can even make house calls for our services if you want. The future looks extremely bright with us just making deals with Amazon to showcase our products and then we can send it out from home. As usual I want us to make our own Amazon so if you’re a Black entrepreneur think about it! Ok now let’s go read how Jeff Bezos started Amazon and build our own!
Third, think UPS! All these products are going to be bought in a new way and they require delivery. If we are only catering towards our own area how big do we really have to be. See look around next time and check how many messengers are doing local delivery next to Fedex and UPS. They are making enough money to out pace the big guys because they only operate in a small radius. Just think when people start getting their groceries delivered as they aren’t going to order fish from the next fucking state. So if you start small doing small shit lets say in downtown with documents when the time comes you’ll be able to expand out with your small cars and refrigerated vans.
The audacity of having a plan to include distribution and warehousing is a hoot. You gotta love it. But, uhm, what's Shea Butter?