While the rainy weather was a factor for some, there were a great number of people who found their way out to the event in spite of the weather. The selection of items available for sale should have been the object of a community Black Saturday. In addition, Mr. Morrow and his team made great use of the theme selected from the title of one of the speeches given by the late Congressman and Reverend Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: “What’s in Your Hand?”
The message was a simple one; We each have something that we can do with our hands to either help someone else, build a business or buy from one. It would have been a good thing to see more people from our communities spending money with Black businesses. Unfortunately, San Diego has not arrived at that sense of collectiveness that encourages a people to support their own, not because they have to, but because they want to. It appears that a great number of us, in spite of the trillion dollar spending power we now generate as a people, have not learned to use our hands to help each other.
The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint joins the San Diego Monitor News and the Black Business Boot Camp in praying that one day soon, more of our consumers will realize the power of what’s in their hands and use that wealth to help all of us.
Congratulations to Mr. Morrow and his team for their contribution to “keeping hope and business alive”. It’s time for all of us to take another look at what’s in our hands.