Family All The Way

This program is entirely about the upward movement of black people through the accelerated empowerment of black families. We are in the time for change. It is a time for us to choose where our family names will be in the history we create. Our ancestors fought and their blood stains remain on our hearts, but we have the power to create a legacy that promotes equity for the generations to come. Can you say no to that?

The African Family

The African family charters unambiguously recognize the family institution as a foundation of society. This is in line with the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) guiding principles, which recognized the family as the basic unit of society, and thus societies are encouraged to strengthen this institution. The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights as well as other regional and country specific charters also endorses the family as the natural unit, foundational basis and pillar of society (Department of Social Development - DSD, 2012).

Family in the African context often refers to what in western terms would be the extended family. A family is generally constituted by three processes, which are blood relations, sexual unions or adoption. (Source Link)

Equal Opportunities

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs report (UNDESA, 2009), understood social inclusion as a process through which equal opportunities are made available for everyone to realize their full potential, and conditions created for active and full participation of people in all aspects of social life. It is at the same time a process through which societies seek to bring an end to social exclusion and poverty. This can be achieved through social cohesion and social integration. For social inclusion to be achieved, the UNDESA argues that certain elements are necessary and must be pursued. These include the rule of law; civic, political, economic and social participation, universal access to social infrastructure and facilities, strong civil society, equal access to public information, equity in wealth and resource distribution, effective leadership, education, respect for human rights and freedoms, and the creation of a positive narrative about the inclusive society of the future (UNDESA, 2009).

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Social Capital 

Two factors have been deemed essential to a successful business launch and a firm’s ultimate longevity: access to human capital and financial capital. Human capital refers to the personal characteristics that facilitate an individual’s economic advancement, such as education and work experience. While financial capital represents formal and informal monetary resources that support the establishment and sustainability of a business, another form of business capital that has been examined as an ancillary resource is that of social capital. Social capital refers to the networks and relationships that individuals form in a given society that aid in effective functioning or norms of reciprocity...

The importance of human and financial capital to the entrepreneurial process is undeniable, but social capital is equally crucial to business success. Research has demonstrated that when compared to other minority business owners, black entrepreneurs are at a social capital disadvantage…


Source: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Report: The State of Black Entrepreneurship in America

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