Crystyn C. Wright is the owner of Minnie Endeavors, an educational and small business consulting company. She is from the Bronx, New York, but has lived and traveled nationally and internationally working on community and business projects in Brazil, Cuba, Germany, England and Japan. The Florida A&M University, MBA grad seeks to educate, inspire and empower learners of all ages through literacy, entrepreneurship, economic empowerment, and creative movement. She is an educator, entrepreneur and journalist who has always been active in various genres of the arts, such as dance, music, writing and drama. She coaches teachers, empowers parents, and educates students of all ages in entrepreneurship, financial literacy, cultural enrichment, early childhood development, literacy through the arts, math skills, HSE (formerly known as GED) programs, life and career skills, professional development, dance and healthy living choices programs. She believes in sprinkling sunshine wherever she goes.
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On today's episode we talked about the number off black people missing in America that no one knows about. According to www.FBI.gov NCIC Missing Person Statistics 218,818 black people wen't missing in America in 2016. There was no national outcry, as a matter of fact, football jerseys were seen as more valuable than the lives of black Americans. We have also learned to devalue ourselves which has caused us to not truly care about those of us who are missing. Why do we have to wait until tragedy strikes close to home before we use our power to improve our environments? Check out our discussion.
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Movies, television, the internet and much more are some of the mediums we use as our sources of entertainment. One of the problems with our entertainment is maybe one of the major production companies are black owned. Because we lack ownership of these companies and mediums we do not own our images that are presented to the world. Movies in particular have been used since the beginning of motion pictures black Americans have been portrayed as criminals and less than human Today it seems we have become comfortable with our forms of entertainment and employment, but dissatisfied with the way the world views us. At some point we have to take control of how we are presented to the world as well as change some of the norms we have adopted. Check out what we had to say about the topic.
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