The basic purpose of my street patrol is mobilizing people beyond pigment and party to unite around creating safety together.
As police morale ( and ranks ) plummets amid a lovefest for violent criminals and thieves, the safety created by the public is often all we can count on.
I fund my volunteer street patrol by working with businesses, staff snd patrons inside a building on the cusp of a ghettofied old neighborhood and a gentrified new one.
Its precarious proximity and welcoming culture invite any number of violent youth whom I’ve displaced who robbed people with impunity, along with engaging lengthy lists of folks in crisis.
This job arose as a direct result of my volunteering there in the wake of a female patron being attacked in one of the parking lots. It was Cap Black Street Patrol 101, where I provided a sorely missing presence and netwotked with stakeholders in the building and surrounding community.
Street Patrol 101 gave me a daily opportunity to create safety with people whose empathy regarding root causes of area violence and theft stops short of being required to become victims.
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is creator of the Cap Black Street Patrol, a volunteer safety creation initiative. 504 214-3082.
Daily assault targeting women and New Orleans impending Mardi Gras make this a perfect time to assert women’s right of safety.
This ceases being an abstract moral exercise when you listen to victims and ladies wary of leaving their homes.
Predators haven’t gotten the memo that women aren’t their personal clay pigeons. It’s up to the rest of society to send this message in no uncertain terms, verbally and literally, at work and play.
We must walk together; bike ride beside each other and promote women’s right of safety with the same zeal as other human rights causes.
Anything less means we accept this carnage as the cost of being born female- as bigoted a notion as any Americans have faced.
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Creator of the Cap Black Street Patrol, whose volunteers walk women to their cars and advocate on behalf of crime victims.
I won’t bore you with a recital of the insult being an American Black male competitor can be in the market place. I will offer my one technique for not accepting external limitations. Given grave speculation surrounding me regarding race relations under President Trump, perhaps this tidbit is timely.
I focus upon my potential and its expression to the exclusion of noisy, nosy naysayers. No matter how many doors slam in my face, I continually reach within to create new content or launch the next concept. Some readers will say this process is universal and thus not confined to one group. While agreeing with the universality of self-development, the Black variable is unique and demands specialization.
My autonomy angers some who refuse to acknowledge merit in someone like me. That is a gloomy fact whose silver lining is such economic visciousness isn’t absolute. A few in the marketplace welcomed me on my own terms, rewarding content and concepts I created.
The media and community embedding generated by my ” Cap Black ” safety creation brand name wouldn’t have happened if I waited to be hired to do this advocacy. Nobody let me be ” Cap Black ” and whether the new administration helps or hinders American Blacks, the final vote on who you are is yours alone. Protest if you must, but develop yourself at all costs. Even when ignored, you still must create in spite of exclusion. –
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Creator, #CapBlackStreetPatrol: Walking escorts & victim advocacy. 504 214-3082.