The Black Gold Election
Made up of each department's head and select personnel from communities nationwide, the Leadership Council will assess the overall needs of the Nation and determine how issues will be prioritized and efforts made to best determine the safety, well-being and growth of the Nation.
The Leadership Council
No Nation can stand without capable and committed leadership. "The Nation" will be no different. To accomplish this goal of building a national leadership body that serves to protect the melanated population of America, we will have a national campaign to identify, nominate and vote for these individuals based on their expertise, experience, demonstrated commitment and ability to duplicate and/or grow their current policies, programs and/or practices to a national level to further benefit the whole of their already targeted market.
The above organization chart is by no means exhaustive. If you feel that an area is missing, please don't hesitate to contact us so that we can add it. Our purpose is to cover the many areas of need that exists for the Black community and America's inner cities so if we've missed something, please let us know.
Media, Marketing & Public Relations
Media, Marketing & Public Relations
We need to own and control not only our own media outlets, but we also need to actively push back against the negative images created and transmitted by the dominant culture of Black/melanated people to both a national and international audience. The Media & Public Relations department will also serve the interest of the several hundreds of Black owned businesses entities and programs that currently aren't covered.
Spiritual Health & Well-Being
As kidnapped, subjugated and oppressed people who have been physically, psychologically and spiritually molested, raped and abused, we need counseling. Every Black person in America has been affected by the over 2,000 years of relentless and repeated anti-Black acts since our arrival to this country. The Spiritual & Psychological Department will ensure we have the processes and programs we need to reverse the programming forced upon us so that we can become a people again.
As so much is needed, and everything has a cost, we must always be looking to make current business ventures better as well as forever looking for new ventures to develop, partner with or expand upon. These ventures must be both national and international as every potential opportunity must be identified, researched/vetted, discussed, debated and, if it passes muster, seized upon.
Intelligence & Defense
Understanding the threats to the survival and well being of the local and greater Black community, regardless of where it happens to be, is a top priority. As these threats are researched, identified, analyzed, understood and categorized, efforts much be made to protect the community from each.
Employment & Training
Having the ability to take advantage of business opportunities is only the first step. Who is trained and employed per that first step is vitally important to the overall health, well being and survival of the Nation. the Black community must take the lead, as much as possible, to ensure that proper employment opportunities, and the training needed to securre these opportunities are always at the forefront of what the department does.
Economics & Finance
What's our overall economic or financial value/worth? What can be done with that overall value/worth? Specifically, how do we take a percentage of that overall value/worth and not just use and apply it, but multiply it 10 fold for the betterment of the community? With a percentage of that overall value/worth, what kind of five, ten, twenty and fifty year plan can we develop to move us from where we are to the next level?
Domestic Policy & Sustainability
Lays the groundwork to ensure that all things done within the contiguous United States is done with the best interest of The Nation and serves to educate, protect, maintain and grow the nation. From the individual supporter to the Department head, we must all work together, as much as possible, to ensure our energies and efforts make the Nation stronger and not weaker.
How do the activities in other countries affect Black people here in America? What international threats exist that may affect "the Homeland"? What international opportunities can we benefit from that will serve to move the community forward? Each of these questions are relevant and important and must be a constant discussion and focal point of address if we are to move beyond our current status in America and the world.
From large farms on hundreds of thousands of acres of land to Farmer's Markets to urban gardening, Black people must have a way to become more self-sufficient as it pertains to feeding ourselves...and monetizing the efforts. More innovative, creative and constructive means to grow and deliver food to America's inner cities is a must. This department will focus on ways to make this happen.
As the Intelligence & Defense Department focuses on threats from multiple fronts, the National Security Department focuses on threats from within. Natural Disaster Preparedness and Management, Community Policing, and Self & Community Defense Training, this department will ensure the Nation is on one accord and the same vibration when it comes to these domestic security issues.
A Knowledge of Self, "The 3 Rs", Tutoring, Trade School, College and Post Secondary education is all important. As a people, we must take a more fundamental, Afrocentric approach to how we education both ourselves and our children. For without a firm foundation of WHO we are, WHERE we reside and WHY we must work together to build for ourselves, we'll always be in the predicament we're in.
Voting Matters! Our votes are sacred and there's power when we vote as a unified block. From local campaigns to national elections, political power is a must as we continue to work to ensure our children have a future worth living in this country. "No Permanent Allies or Enemies; Just Permanent Issues".
Legal representation and usage of the courts to move the Nation forward are both extremely important issues. We must continue to fight for the safety and liberation of the community via usage of the court system, not as an end all, but as yet another arm by which we conduct battle and wage war. Inclusive in this department's expertise and areas of responsibility will be the proper and best legal setup for business ventures and strategic partnerships both domestically and around the world.
Cultural Affairs & Diplomacy
This department’s roll will be to ensure our African culture is immersed in what we do as much as possible. To ensure tradition is introduced, carried on and/or created. The CA&D department will also promote African arts and culture throughout the BGD as a way to ignite a powerful dialogue between both ourselves and those we may partner with to achieve a given goal.
The National Information Technology (IT) Department will be charged with establishing, monitoring and maintaining information technology systems, services and threats both within and without the Nation’s institutions as well as ensuring proper IT disciplines are taught and understood. The IT Department will also have the responsibility of strategic planning to ensure that all IT initiatives support current and projected business goals.
Infrastructure & Construction
As the Black Gold Nation begins to research, identify, vet, select and purchase land and abandoned cities/towns across the country, extensive expertise, knowledge and experience will be necessary to ensure the network of streets, water mains, and storm and sanitary sewers are as they should be. The IF&C department will build and/or upgrade these systems in various parts of the country, while also taking care of step streets, retaining walls, pedestrian bridges and plazas. The IF&C department will also help local businesses keep their doors open. Their innovative technologies and 5-Star expertise will help reduce disruption to commercial activities.
Health & Nutrition
As the Spiritual Healing & Well-Being department's primary purpose is to ensure the Nation's emotional and spiritual state is healing and forever in a healthy state of well-being and growth, the Health & Nutrition department's primary purpose is the physical health and well-being of the Nation. Working closely with the Domestic Policy & Agribusiness departments, the H&N department will continuously work to ensure proper diet, exercise and overall physical well-being is always at the forefront of what Nation members are benefiting from.