A Message from the President
“YES WE CAN CHANGE OUR TIMES”
During our day and age, catchphrases and modern day dreams turn
the world around as we new it. Spoken words floated our dreams to
the height of a people’s aspiration, and we relished in the
euphoria. However, as the days go by catch phrases and dreams crash
to the earth in the absence of commitment to wide-ranging synergy
within the MWBE community.
To this point, I charge minority and women business leadership
to strengthen alliances, by rejuvenating our resources and redeveloping
the muscles to bring these catchphrases to a tangible reality. Disadvantage
communities will not reach the peak of our aspirations in their
current state they must be changed to homelands of opportunity.
The MWBE leadership has with its rank the ability to lift our
communities from recession and to secure the lock on stability and
The Minority Business Leadership Council has developed a plan of
action that must be moved forward swiftly. Demands must be made
of the city’s political and economic systems to embrace inclusion
that is both functional and beneficial to our community at large.
The MWBE’S role in the reauthorization of NYS Article 15A
and the successful Advocacy of establishing NYC Local Law 129 is
evidence of both our command of change and strength to bring our
respective resources together. If we are to continue, to bring change
favorably for our communities. We must build on the efforts made
to build even greater opportunities and models. Therefore, we must
be the stewards of change. We must demonstrate yes we can by consistently
working with each other. It is our time to develop the next generation
of instruments for leveling the playing field. The time to choose
how we will manager change is upon us. We will either building our
communities up or allow them to plunge deeper into the down spiral
of hard times. Choose wisely. Choose well. Let’s get busy.