It’s time to feed!

This past Saturday I posted a question on Facebook, I asked you guys what you thought was the biggest problem in the black community. Everyone posted great responses. I am going to share one of the biggest problems that I have faced.

Knowledge.

That’s right knowledge. It’s suppose to be free right? Well a lot of times it isn’t!

Case in point. I belong to various African-American literary groups. Time after time I have had up and coming Authors reach out to me for advice. Now mind you, I’m pretty new myself so there is A LOT that I don’t know. I always take the time to give them anything that I know about the business because it was given to me that way…for FREE. I can honestly say that I have been blessed because I have had some of the greats take the time to explain the business to me. But I have noticed that others want payment and they will milk you dry while leading you down a road to false information. Why is that?

On the opposite spectrum I also belong to a literary group with mixed races…predominately white. Not only are they more than happy to share information with each other but they will follow up just to make sure you understand it.

The crab in the barrel mentality is killing our people and stumping our growth. Looking down on others is wack! The very next time someone comes to you and asks you for information…do your best to give it to them.

Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime…

About The Author

Hope McGill grew up in New York City’s famed neighborhood of Harlem. She began writing at the age of sixteen, but her love of literature began as a child. Reading has always been a means of escape for her. Curling up with a good book helped her to explore the world and meet fascinating people. As she grew older, her appetite for reading grew immensely and the books became more diverse. She began to read books such as, J. California Cooper’s, Life Is Short but Wide, Treasure E Blue’s, Harlem Girl Lost, Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild, as well as the classic, Manchild In The Promised Land by Claude Brown.