Your Pledge to buy Black American Made (BAM!) deserves Supreme Kudos!
Using BAM! products in your home and business means more than simply buying products. It is a definite action step toward the “psychological freedom” to patronize Black manufacturers and businesses…which we desperately need to do!
Psychological freedom leads to “economic freedom,” resulting in a broad-based practice of cooperative economics throughout our community everyday. However, just as there were many who tried to keep us in physical bondage at the time of the so-called First Great Emancipation, there are those who try to keep us in psychological and economic bondage today.
For example, now that you have started using quality BAM! products in your home and business many advertising messages will seem like they’re directed at you to come back to your former product brands. Don’t do it! This would be reminiscent of the days when the slave master would offer our ancestors extra biscuits if they gave up any thought of running away. So, when the other folks make their offers…remember the ‘cause’ for which we are striving and decline the biscuits…the spirit of our ancestors must be honored.
Remember, when you buy BAM! products you’re buying more than just products. You’re helping to grow the Black economy… create jobs and business opportunities.
Please continue to honor our ancestors, make our elders proud and help build generational wealth for our children.
“Let’s Get Busy”,
KEN BRIDGES, MATAH Co-Founder
June 24th, 1949 – October 11, 2002