Gerard Spinks as The Underground Millionaire

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The Young Black Mans Guide To The Inmate Problem

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Ok. As young black men, we are in prison in very high numbers. Yes, there is a systematic plan in place to keep these numbers high. Yes, America needs to continue to build America on the backs of slaves and get free labor. Yes, America accepts and wants us in prison. Yes, America plants drugs in the community and give it to us freely so that we can get locked up and become a free prison worker to power corporate American greed.

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NO, we don’t have to actively participate. We do not have to be inmates. We do not have to engage in activities that get you a one-way ticket to jail. We can change the situation and be better. Yes, we can. We don’t have to sell and deal drugs on the corner because we feel inferior and feel that we cannot go to college and make it the way other kids can.

Trust me when I tell you that just because someone gives you a brick on the avenue to sell it and make money, that this person is legit. Many times, this is an undercover agent working for the feds who plant drugs in the community in order to test people, let them sell it, and have a sting operation set up to watch the paper trail.

Fast money is the work of the devil. Slow money is the work of champions. You don’t have to make money today just to feel like you’re doing something major. And most times, young cats say that they need to take care of their baby mama and haven’t sent her a dime to take care of the child in years. Stop being a part of a designed plan to keep you handcuffed both physically and mentally.

Gerard Spinks is the CEO of Spinks Industries; a web content developer and online marketing agency based in Atlanta, GA USA. You can get started with a comprehensive marketing plan at http://www.spinksindustries.com.

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Written by undagroundmilli

October 25, 2009 at 1:25 pm

The Black College Student Strategy Guide

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First of all, I need to commend all students who are in college. Thank you for your hard work, long study hours, and dedication to improving your life. The one thing that helped me to succeed in college in my junior year was working with my counselor to develop a strategic plan for when I got out of college.

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My plans at first were to play football in the National Football League. The feedback from my coaches and league scouts was that I was neither big enough nor fast enough to go to the next level. While this seriously hurt my feelings, I had a counselor who helped me pick myself up mentally and create a plan.

She knew I was smart as I was taking computer courses. She asked me what did I want to do. I didn’t really know but I knew that I really liked developing computer programs in lab. It was challenging and fun to see the computer say things on the screen and take input. I loved it. She then told me that she felt I would do well if I studied and highly focused on computer science and get a job in the Silicon Valley in California.

My first question was how much money does this type of job make. She then showed me a salary guide showing that top engineers can make in excess of $100,000 per year. Say no more, I was focused. You must develop a strategy before you start taking classes. You must come up with a plan and most importantly find out exactly what makes you want to wake up at 7:30 a.m., roll out of bed, and head to an 8 a.m. class.

Find that, and you find your future success. I haven’t truly “worked” at a job in a very long time because I really love developing software and do not see it as a job. I haven’t watched a clock in years because I love what I do. Find this in college and you will fly high forever.

Gerard Spinks is the CEO of Spinks Industries; a web content developer and online marketing agency based in Atlanta, GA USA. You can get started with a comprehensive marketing plan at http://www.spinksindustries.com.

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Written by undagroundmilli

October 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm