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2019 is important to African American Men, because the opportunities are boundless and amazing. If you can conceive it, you can achieve it. The only barrier holding Black men back is preparation, knowledge, and education. The challenge for Black men is Black manhood.

As America celebrates the New Year, the federal government is experiencing a partial shutdown for 16 days at the writing of this article. The partial shutdown could be resolved in the next week or the next day, but there is a standoff, and our leadership must compromise.

In 2018, many Black people in America believe that it is not important or relevant to consider them Black. They see their race as human, and they have no faith in the Black or African American culture and race. There is only one race, and that is the human race, and it is time to let go of the race card and stop thinking Black.

After almost two years President Trump has laid out a policy, with an executive order to spend money and investments in the “distressed communities across the country.” Last week (12-12-18) at an executive order signing at the White House, with the majority of African Americans in attendance, President Trump said, “his order would draw investment into neglected and underserved communities in America.”

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