A BRIEF HISTORY OF I AM WE
Calvin Martyr, President & CEO of I AM WE Global, is a prophetic voice of this generation who speaks on all things from a perspective of truth, love, and faith. A husband, father, leader, activist, CEO, entrepreneur, and musician, Martyr has been recording and playing shows since 2008. As a spiritual voice in his community, his music is marked by passion, transparency, authenticity, and an uncompromising commitment to truth.
With a heavy conviction regarding the cultural woes of our society, coupled with a heart for the broken and oppressed among us, Martyr launched the #BLACKOUTDAY2020 campaign in May of 2020. Martyr called for a day of empowerment, investment, and economic protest to commence on July 7th, 2020. Over 1 million people answered the call within the first 30 days.
The response birthed The Blackout Coalition, the largest pro-solution, non-violent, anti- rioting, social injustice, consequence movement.
The Blackout Coalition (TBC) is the fastest-growing, pro solution, non-violent, social injustice consequence movement.
We believe the most effective consequence to combat systemic racism is through organized, strategic economic and political withdrawal and redistribution by the victims of systemic oppression and their committed allies.
We exist to serve and support victims of political oppression, economic exploitation, and social degradation.
Our movement was birthed from a need to ignite change and organize Black Peoples of the African Diaspora in three key areas:
1) Political strategy and unity
2) Economic empowerment and stimulation
3) Social elevation, dignity, and self-reliance
Our movement is solutions-oriented and action-based. We have begun proactively mobilizing TBC sub-movements internationally to unify global citizens towards our collective common goal.
Our TBC Social e-commerce mobile application will serve as an innovative community hub, organizing tool, digital business expo, and economic exchange platform for Black Peoples and their allies to purchase all essential goods and services from Black-Owned organizations throughout the African Diaspora, thus purposefully stimulating our global economy.
With the unity and support of our international community and allies, we will eradicate social, political, and economic oppression by collateralizing our demands with true leverage and power. This practical, strategic, nonviolent, consequence approach will bring forth successful outcomes by way of comprehensive policy reform, economic stimulation, and social change.
FROM THIS MOVEMENT WAS BIRTHED I AM WE
I AM WE GLOBAL is an international social welfare organization that is intentionally aimed at empowering, educating, and economically uniting people of African descent throughout the diaspora.
I AM WE will be instrumental in rehabilitating communities around the world that have been intentionally given an inheritance of poverty and powerlessness.
I AM WE has been given a mission to promote the message of love, health, and knowledge of self throughout the global African community. We will restore the collective interest in self that is missing in these minority communities.
I AM WE will teach love; love for self, family, neighbor, community, people, economy, and faith.
The mantra: “I AM WE, WE AM I” is the heart of everything we do. We believe this message will produce righteousness.
The efforts of I AM WE GLOBAL will produce lasting change, evolution, and growth in this generation, and every generation to come. We will establish international community centers, personal development training, educational entertainment, financial literacy curriculum, gardening, self-sustainment classes, political science and more.
The aim of I AM WE is to galvanize all of the friendships, relationships, mentors, and resources available to see African people rise as ONE nation of people around the globe.
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