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"African American mothers and fathers are shedding rivers of tears because they are losing their sons at an alarming rate. They deserve solutions and action, not rhetoric" says, Malik Green, author of The Black-Print and founder of Going Beyond The Dream, a non-profit organization whose goal is to unite and empower the descendants of African slaves.

New York, NY, October 22, 2009 -- Whenever a shooting incident involving one African American killing another African American makes headline news, the politicians, community activists, religious leaders and the community itself expresses extreme outrage. All of these voices repeat the same old chants "We must stop the violence", "We need more police", or "Parents have to take control over their children." This outrage will usually last about a week to 10 days at best. Then the issue suddenly drops from the consciousness of the mainstream news media. The weight of the problem reverts back to the community to deal with.

The discouraging fact is the community is not equipped to effectively deal with the issue without some strong leadership from within the community. This void of community leadership, according to Malik Green, Author of "The Black-Print – Black America’s Blueprint for Achieving Wealth, Prosperity and Respect and founder of Going-Beyond-The-Dream.org, "has been the most significant reason for the perpetual violence in the African American community. The African American community is in desperate need of strong, fearless and intelligent leadership. African American mothers and fathers are shedding rivers of tears because they are losing their sons at an alarming rate. They deserve solutions and action, not rhetoric" says, Green.

This new voice offers some very interesting ideas in regards to the health, wealth and safety of the African American community. His overall view of the problems concerning the African American community is quite comprehensive. In light of the increase in black-on-black violence throughout the country, Green believes radical solutions are needed because whatever is being done now, is not working. Green's book offers what he describes as "unique, radical, and empowering concepts and strategies to subdue the forces that impede the development of many African American communities. Green has launched his grassroots organization to begin the process of organizing young African Americans to address the challenges confronting African American communities using the ideas offered in his book.

His organization Going-Beyond-The-Dream is looking to recruit young black men and women to join the fight. The fight to eliminate, what he believes are the subtle, but destructive elements that contribute to the dysfunctional status of many African American communities. To get an idea of where Green is coming from; below is an excerpt from his book:

"The majority of African Americans who live in predominately African American or low income neighborhoods are good, honest, and hardworking people. It is the minority; the 20 to 30 percent of African Americans who inflict pain and suffering on the community. This 20 to 30 percent are wrecking havoc on the community. The African American men who live in African American communities are culpable in this matter. Many of the African American men sit back and allow this 20 to 30 percent to control and destroy their communities. By their inaction, they have in fact encouraged the minority to continue causing problems for the entire community. Now is the time for real African American men to stand up and protect their woman and children from those who would victimize or harm them -- whether the perpetrator is black, white, yellow or purple. We, law-abiding African American men, need to rekindle the spirit of the men and women who formed the Black Panther Party. I mean this not in the sense of being militant in our approach to the government but in the sense of being bold warriors and protectors of our communities. If we wish to have vibrant and prosperous communities we must begin with protecting the community and banishing those who are unwilling to conduct themselves with personal honor and integrity."

Green addresses many other issues concerning the African American community and provides some very interesting concepts and specific strategies to remedy the most serious and destructive forces that perpetuate the marginalization of African Americans and the communities they live.

For more information or to contact Malik Green go to www.going-beyond-the-dream.org or email him at: malik@going-beyond-the-dream.

About Going Beyond The Dream.org - Going Beyond The Dream is a new organization that was created to facilitate the goals of the book The Black-Print. The Black-Print is a detailed plan that promises to assist the descendents of African slaves, today’s Black America, in achieving wealth, prosperity and respect in America and around the world. The Black-Print works off of the premise that African Americans will never be respected as individuals until African Americans are respected as a people.

For more information about this organization and its goals visit their website at www.going-beyond-the-dream.org

Press Contact:
Sylvia Wilson
Going Beyond The Dream
917-399-7085
sylvia@going-beyond-the-dream.org
www.going-beyond-the-dream.org
www.outskirtspress.com/theblackprint

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Going Beyond The Dream
Malik Green
917-628-3041
malik@going-beyond-the-dream.org
www.going-beyond-the-dream.org
www.outskirtspress.com/theblackprint

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