What Is A Black Affiliate Program?
And what does black history month and Juneteenth have to do with a black affiliate program?
Just before we investigate that, let's look at some facts.
- Slavery ended globally in 1888.
- Slavery ended in North America on 19th June (Juneteenth) 1865.
- Facebook Inc. launched in 2004 only 13 years ago.
That means that even though slavery ended approximately 130 years ago, Facebook Inc. has out performed the black race (if only in 1 way) by launching a rocket and joining the space race.
How is a single company able to outperform an entire race?
In a few simple words:
- Mark Zuckerberg saw an opportunity in an industry that everyone uses and has an interest in: Interpersonal communications.
- He assembled a team and built a working product.
- The next thing he did was establish a company.
- Then he added more members to the team who could bring his additional visions into reality.
- Facebook Inc. as a collective put in the effort to make their company and products worth BILLIONS !!
- They then explored the possibility of getting into space.........AND DID IT !!
Now let's get back to what is a black affiliate program and what does that have to do with black history month and Juneteenth?
What is Black history month?
Black history month is a month long edubration (educational celebration) of all of the achievements that we as a race have made over the past few thousand years. It is also a time of reflecting on the negative things that we have experienced too.
Yes we have to reflect on the negative experiences because the easiest way to go through them again is to not learn from them.
- How did we get into those situations?
- What caused or initiated that negative experience?
- What did WE do to allow that experience to happen?
We have to think of the answers to these questions because in the answers is a solution which can help us avoid those problems which could arise AGAIN.
But if we focus on the negative things and don't focus on the abundance and opportunities that do surround us each and every day, we will always be watching new and upcoming companies individuals and corporations overtaking us. We are truly an amazing race with many achievements to be proud of that we can use as inspiration and guidance that can redirect our racial path to one of great success, not just the future of us who are alive now, but also future generations of black babies and children.
What is Juneteenth?
Personally living in the UK I only learned of Juneteenth recently because it is not a term or expression used here in the UK. I was learning about finance and listening to Dr. Boyce Watkins a great black, Ph.D level educator who teaches everything that black people need to know in order to establish a sound and profitable economic / financial position, and he said the words 'Financial Juneteenth' and I thought What's That??
So I thought I have to look into this. At first I thought he just made the words up (We're good at that LOL). After doing a little research on the Internet I came across a great site that had this wonderful explanation:
History Of Juneteenth
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.
Later attempts to explain this two and a half year delay in the receipt of this important news have yielded several versions that have been handed down through the years. Often told is the story of a messenger who was murdered on his way to Texas with the news of freedom. Another, is that the news was deliberately withheld by the enslavers to maintain the labor force on the plantations. And still another, is that federal troops actually waited for the slave owners to reap the benefits of one last cotton harvest before going to Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. All of which, or neither of these version could be true. Certainly, for some, President Lincoln's authority over the rebellious states was in question For whatever the reasons, conditions in Texas remained status quo well beyond what was statutory.
General Order Number 3
One of General Granger’s first orders of business was to read to the people of Texas, General Order Number 3 which began most significantly with:
"The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer."
The reactions to this profound news ranged from pure shock to immediate jubilation. While many lingered to learn of this new employer to employee relationship, many left before these offers were completely off the lips of their former 'masters' - attesting to the varying conditions on the plantations and the realization of freedom. Even with nowhere to go, many felt that leaving the plantation would be their first grasp of freedom. North was a logical destination and for many it represented true freedom, while the desire to reach family members in neighboring states drove the some into Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Settling into these new areas as free men and women brought on new realities and the challenges of establishing a heretofore non-existent status for black people in America. Recounting the memories of that great day in June of 1865 and its festivities would serve as motivation as well as a release from the growing pressures encountered in their new territory. The celebration of June 19th was coined "Juneteenth" and grew with more participation from descendants. The Juneteenth celebration was a time for reassuring each other, for praying and for gathering remaining family members. Juneteenth continued to be highly revered in Texas decades later, with many former slaves and descendants making an annual pilgrimage back to Galveston on this date.
Source: © JUNETEENTH.com
Now to bring together
What Is A Black Affiliate Program?
.........And what does black history month and Juneteenth have to do with a black affiliate program........?
Today, we the black race stand at a pivotal point in our history. The decisions we make today will affect our future generations FOREVER. Most of us are aware of why we celebrate Black History Month and through this article and many other websites, we are also aware of the importance of Juneteenth.
We MUST take action to ensure that we CHOOSE to become financially and economically independent of other races. For way too long we have been relying on others for our basic existence and are therefore, to an extent in surviving on the 'charity' of others. Even if we are earning £100,000 or $100,000 per year and are being employed by someone or a company owned by someone of another race, we are not racially independent.
If their business fails tomorrow, what would you do?
Where would the payments for your home, food, car, fuel, children's education, clothes, insurances, etc. all come from?
What plans do you have to ensure that you can survive financially if the organisation or company you work for, ceases to exist?
A black affiliate program could be one of the answers to this problem.
Affiliate programs have been around for over a decade and can provide people with a VERY good income that can increase your monthly wages or salary. There are many people who have replaced their jobs with working for themselves earning more than they did at their job, by using a black affiliate program.
A black affiliate program can be explained in this simple way:
An existing black business has products or services to sell or promote. You open an affiliate account with them and sell or promote their services. Each time someone buys a product using your chosen referral method, you receive a commission. This commission could be 10%, 20% or even 30% etc. You get the idea.
But why a black affiliate program?
There are hundreds of affiliate programs available, mostly created by other races and they only truly increase the earnings of other races.
If we begin working with black affiliate programs OR at least affiliate programs that clearly are helping members of the black race then we are creating a better financial and economic situation for our race. Many people will think that is a racist view point.
What are those people doing to help the most impoverished race (the black race)??
And I don't mean giving charity, because quite often charity is used as a tool to oppress people when what they really need is meaningful and profitable work / employment in a safe environment.