Greetings fellow Hip Hop/political enthusiast!
You could be anywhere else in the world but you're here with us, and we thank you.
It's been a while since I've blessed the pages of our sacred site; thus explaining my need to share and receive love for Hip Hop and HiphopPolitico. Recently I had the pleasure of attending an "Invest in Africa" seminar held by a local organization in the District of Columbia. The event discussed various Foreign Assets Companies and their role in Africa.
I know some of you might be wondering :"What are these Capital Investment Firms/ Capital Partnerships /Foreign Assets Companies dude" and "what do they have to do with Hip Hop?"
These companies gather MILLIONS of bucks to invest in everything from Water Treatment Facilities to Diamond Mines and Oil.
Not all of the companies involved are particularly bad, many offer decent wages and conditions, some do not. I must also note, I can give the same estimate of approval for most of the governments involved. But there is a bright side.. What if Hip Hop got together and pulled our resources to start projects in Africa and Latin America? What if we started firms that employed people outside the U.S. at a wage comparable to living standards in the U.S. or Western Europe? I won't go further into specifics but you get my drift.
Hip Hop must think globally and boldly; others are.
Peace & Blessings!