Crowdfunding: Now you can be an Owner not  just a Donor

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This is just what we at CulturalGrassroots.com have been waiting for, and the moment has arrived!
            Every dollar you give to a good idea, project or business, turns you into an Owner, a Shareholder, a Beneficiary!
            The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued it’s Final Rules adopting Regulation Crowdfunding, to implement the requirements of Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, Section 4(a)(6) creates a securities-based crowdfunding market. What that means is that instead of getting a t-shirt proclaiming your status as a “donor”, you can now get an ownership share in the company — equity — and share financially in its potential success. This is big for Us!
            When the script is written about this particular time in history, the fact that the first Black president of the United States was the one to usher in this revolutionary piece of legislation won’t seem at all coincidental. It will, in fact, be looked at as a master stroke of strategic and tactical planning and execution in the never-ending competition  for civic efficacy amongst social groups. Obama will look like a genius in 50 years … but only if we seize this moment, this opportunity, to turn our collective pennies into investment dollars to Fund The World We Want To See!

 In a very real way, we have

Obama’s legacy in our hands!

            And this applies across the board to all competing groups: Blacks, Whites, Latino, Asians, and particularly, the 99%. Equity Crowdfunding allows the rest of us to by-pass the Banksters of Wall Street and their “too much is not enough” schemes on public money and dignity, and reinforcing the skewed dispensation of financial assets and social benefits.
            This is the biggest incentive yet to become part of the CulturalGrassroots.com community. Equity Crowdfunding is the answer to the question people ask themselves with every dollar they spend, “what’s in it for me?” Equity crowdfunding is the umbilical cord that connects Our Body Politic to Our Best and Brightest Thinkers, Tinkerers and Entrepreneurs. We are the “Angles” they need to get on the road to success that leads back to us. We are the people they can now, realistically, turn to first for the financing they need to compete in the world of opportunity.
            This is the time for you to take serious the challenge that CulturalGrassroots.com has posed to our community:  broaden and strengthen our infrastructure of self-sufficiency by registering 50,000 people who are proclaiming that We Are Ready, Willing and Able to Fund the World We Want To See. This is an opportunity for CulturalGrassroots.com to lead with our vision of Strategic Entrepreneurialism rooted in the economy of our existence, and dominate the industries where we have a competitive advantage.
            Right now, CulturalGrassroots.com is still just a proposition! a marketing site for the idea of a crowd funding portal focused on Black competitiveness worldwide. We will not become an actual funding portal until we reach 50k email registrations. This is not your typical “top down” economic scheme, this is a genuine grassroots effort to coalesce with other people that have a self-centered, historical view of the world and believe that innovation and creativity is the engine that drives human advancement. Once we have our 50k registrations, we will build the equity crowdfunding portal and our success will be the public relations and advertising that allows us to reach the larger community of creators and innovators with the message, “We are investors, we have your back.”
            Everyone of you reading this has a role to play. Take the “I am Part of the Solution Pledge”: “I will register 4 of my friends, family and business associates at CG.com come hell or high water in 2016.”
            In a very real way, we have Obama’s legacy in our hands!
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Crowdfunding is Blowing Up!

Crowdfunding Market Grows 167% in 2014: Crowdfunding Platforms Raise $16.2 Billion, Finds Research Firm Massolution®

Report Forecasts Total Global Crowdfunding to Reach $34.4 Billion in 2015, With North America Remaining the Largest Market and Asia, Outpacing Europe in 2014, in Second Place. Where are the Black Portals?   (read)

Wow!  1,250 “active crowdfunding platforms” (CFP) in the world today! In 2009, Kickstarter kickstarted the industry, and just last year reached 1 billion in deal flow. Just six (6) years since 2009, and the industry has blown up with all types of CFP’s covering social causes, technological discoveries, films, books, and other doo-dads.

Crowdfunding is a mechanism by which Your Friends, Family and Business Associates can support your project from anywhere in the world. Yes, folks, it starts with your address book and the Crowd funding portal you use is able to leverage your address book to continue to grow and prosper, even if you don’t reach your goal they have your network.

Here at CulturalGrassroots.com, we are registering a critical mass of Our Crowd into a Funding Juggernaut that Can Fund the Images and Stories We Want to See, and at the same time creating an Infrastructure of Self-sufficiency capable of Funding the Goods, Services and Ideas coming from Our creators and entrepreneurs in the first instance, thereby creating an umbilical cord connection between Our Best and Brightest and Our Body Politic, exponentially expanding your network of like-minded people more likely to support projects that are specific to our history and ambition.

I believe it was Marcus Garvey that said it would take a catastrophe before Black people united in the West to pursue a self-help agenda without apologies. Well, don’t look now, but catastrophe is in the air, a phenomena of bad outcomes from Ferguson, MO  and South Carolina to Haiti/Dominican Republic, Nigeria and South Africa, has lately wafted over the Black Body Politic like a never-ending thunderstorm. At the heart of this litany of bad outcomes, I believe, is Our continued Terminal Dependency on the White Western World. Crowdfunding has the potential, in a very strategic way, to put us on the road to ending our Terminal Dependency.

As the report linked to this article demonstrates, capable and empowered people are turning to crowdfunding to replace the Banksters and the Too Big to Fail Felons that dominate money and opportunity. The only thing standing in the way of the Black Body Politic from asserting its self-sufficiency, is Fear! The fear of alienating the WWW, which, unfortunately, is the sole source of Black employment, such as it is.

Of course, these are my own thoughts and observations. But what else can explain the complete lack of interest in this game-changing mechanism from the Black Body Politic, starting with those that consider themselves “thought leaders”, you know, the bloggers, writers, web-mags, etc., which have failed to analyze from Our perspective, one of the most important financial mechanisms ever available to regular people?

Those of you that have already registered with CulturalGrassroots.com, thank you! But your work is not done. Make Black Crowdfunding part of your everyday conversation on social media, with friends and family, and in your business life. There will come a time, I believe, when the larger “we” will ask the question, “How come we don’t have a crowdfunding portal?” As a member of CulturalGrassroots.com, you have got the Answer!

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