by Dr. Donald R. Evans Sr., founder and president, National Afrikan Amerikan Family Reunion Association (NAAFRA)
The NAAFRA Unity Sunday Operational Plan, with the blessing of our Heavenly Father, is moving forward collectively to activate our NAAFRA Million Dollar Perpetual Unity Fund, the monetary strength needed to officially announce that the Black church and Black Family America is the vanguard in our family movement to remove all impoverished conditions from the life circumstances of far too many of our families.
In the activation process, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, is the official date for all churches to be registered in our “Umbrella of Churches in Support of Our Unity Sunday Plan” at NAAFRA.org. On this most historic day, they will make their first $1 donation to be deposited in the 100 Million Dollar Perpetual Unity Fund PayPal account for the purpose of financing (paying the cost) to begin the long process to replace poverty with a plateau of plenty.
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, is the day when all talk ends – and action begins to get our Black churches and Black families involved in growing our Unity Fund and membership numbers in response to our president’s clarion call for help in eliminating poverty from the lifestyles of far too many American families.
Mound Bayou, Mississippi, the historic townsite where this historic change is now coming into view, is the oldest Black townsite in America, founded July 12, 1887. Our Family Movement Field Headquarters is located in this jewel of the Greater Delta in the state of Mississippi.
Our NAAFRA staff is in full agreement with our beloved brother, James Clingman, that “the appropriate response to those who transgress against us must be grounded in economics.” Without our family movement building our membership to a Marcus Garvey-size number, we can never get to the point where our leverage can become an effective tool to stop those who transgress against us.
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, is the day when all talk ends – and action begins to get our Black churches and Black families involved in growing our Unity Fund and membership numbers in response to our president’s clarion call for help in eliminating poverty from the lifestyles of far too many American families. With this our family plan fully operational, the formerly incarcerated family member will not have to feel the pain of being stigmatized, because, they will know in advance their family is waiting to take them back into the family.
The shame, as our beloved brother Dorsey Nunn, cofounder of All of Us or None, himself a formerly incarcerated individual, once put it, “The biggest hurdle you gotta get over when you walk out those prison gates is shame – that shame, that stigma, that label, that thing that you wear around your neck saying, ‘I’m a criminal.’ It’s like a yoke around your neck, and it’ll drag you down, even kill you if you let it.”
Fixing this problem and others that are burdensome to the family will become less burdensome once the Church Family movement is focused on bringing it under the control of this plan.
Dr. Donald R. Evans Sr., founder and president of the National Afrikan Amerikan Family Reunion Association (NAAFRA), can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.