On Thursday, November 16,2017, my chaplin Brother Al Mims and I slept outside Spotted Cat Food and Spirits as part of Covenant House annual Sleep Out America fundraiser
Two hundred ninety five dollars was donated to Covenant House from my Sleep Out America page and I thank all donors!
Brother Richard, a homeless gent I assist, checked on us through the night and Lucci, another member of our group, joined us a couple hours before sunrise.
I enjoyed the Sleep Out and may incorporate it into my ongoing outreach efforts. We hit the streets and the internet with our advocacy and may need to sleep out more often too.
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black.
My #HeroWeen2017 Fish Fry & Costume Party Tuesday night was successful.
Thank you to Spotted Cat Food and Spirits for the venue and all who gave canned goods and clothing for the value.
New Hope Baptist Church in New Orleans Central City area received what we collected for distribution through their food bank and clothing closet.
Sharing supply is the fantastic flipside of creating safety.
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.
With an idea; a laptop; cell phone; lots of sidewalk time creating safety and a few super people, I created a humanitarian brand ” Cap Black Street Patrol ” to community build coalitions against street crime and homelessness in real time. I don’t do perpetual paralysis of analysis.
No one needed to attend lengthy academies nor does a big budget fund it. My premise is that the public can secure itself and help the needy with as little effort as simply taking a step forward to do so. Credentials, certifications and other time consuming practices often demotivate citizens and program us to rely upon often arrogant handfuls of professionals.
The simplicity of safety, especially in our uncertain time, says there’s hope that violence and need are within our power to address. I do it daily, alongside super people without badges or titles, except for the Street Patrol names I give them; open minds and big hearts.
That’s all that’s needed to create safety where none may exist.
-Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, RLSH. #CapBlackStreetPatrol creator. 504 214-3082. *Walking escorts* *Victim advocacy