I took several months off from this site to collect myself. To be honest, I just had lost the motivation that I had when I first started this venture. After countless hours of thought and reflection, I’ve come to understand that this is my life’s mission and am now fully committed to seeing it succeed.
Lucramotives, as I think I have explained here before, is much more than an attempt at a catchy gimmick: it is a lifestyle, a movement. What exactly does this word mean? To me, it means progress; it means inspiration; it means creativity. Lucramotives is a hybridization of the words “lucrative,” “motives” and “locomotive.” Lucrative is not wholly used in a capitalistic sense, but also in a figurative sense. Whatever you can gain from spiritually, physically, or mentally–that is “lucrative”. And that is what our “motives” consist of: gaining for the betterment of ourselves in the interest of helping others do the same. It plays off of the word “locomotive” because once this idea is set into motion, it is a force that cannot be stopped. My ultimate goal with Lucramotives is to become a beacon of hope unto the world and future generations. I, as well as those whom are proponents of this movement, strive to empower and uplift the broken, hopeless, misguided, “underachievers,” downtrodden, overlooked and unheard members of society.
So in conclusion, I encourage all those who stop by this page to feel free to leave comments on our posts–and please like our Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Lucramotives to keep up with us. We have much more in store as we continue to build and grow. Right now, our primary focus will be on spreading our message and building up our name. Thank you all for your time and visiting our page.
¡Saludos a mis camaradas en Sur America!
First and foremost, please don’t let this man’s name fool you. He’s very articulate, educated, and well-versed in African history. He’s also one of the most wisest men that I’ve ever known. But, the fact he has the name he has and is currently serving a 37 year prison sentence tends to be a huge drawback for most people. I completely understand the humor one may find in it, but let’s overlook that for a minute. In this video, Lil Spank sends a message to the African-Americans in the urban communities of America insisting that they end the senseless violence and look at the bigger picture.
I’d also like to highlight some of this remarkable man’s accomplishments. He’s the first music artist ever to have launched their career while incarcerated. Not only that, but he also recorded his debut album, the appropriately-titled “Early Release” which you can buy anywhere online, from his prison cell and is in the process of recording his sophomore album, “Omerta”. He’s even gotten this album into RECORD STORES all over the country. He’s released several videos from inside his prison cell and even hosts a “P.O.W. Sessions” series on his YouTube channel in which he shares some of his philosophies, opinion, and wisdom. This is what Lucramotives is all about. If this man is able to accomplish all these things from inside of a Level 4 prison, what is your excuse for not following your dreams? This is the definition of inspiration.
Here’s an eye-opener for those of you who still refuse to see America for what it really is, today. This system does not favor the common man. This is why I stress to everyone the importance of becoming an entrepreneur. There are more than enough people in the world, let alone this country, with more than enough money to bring about some serious changes for the people. We need a collective of like-minded entrepreneurs to climb the ranks and redistribute the wealth to ourselves because we CAN NOT depend on those in power to do it for us. There is no excuse for the state of America today. We are being taken advantage of. This will not be an easy task but I strongly believe that it can be done. Master your craft and turn your passion into profit. What this chart clearly demonstrates is that America is a land of consumers. Consumers with the potential and the capability of becoming producers. They NEED us to be consumers in order to fatten their pockets. These corporations benefit off the existence of a middle and lower class they DO NOT want us to be empowered. In my opinion, this is why public schools never encourage us to become entrepreneurs. Some consumers manage to break free from this vicious cycle and become a producer only to continue down the same road as some of these bloodsuckers. Find your LUCRAMOTIVE(S) and push. Redistribute a portion of your wealth back into these communities and help people because we are being shown every day by the people who do have the means to really change things that they don’t want to and have no desire to. I would also suggest any parents out there who might be reading this to encourage your children to become entrepreneurs especially if they have any kind of talent. They should not be discouraged or have to suppress it their whole lives in order to make it in the world. It’s time for a change.
I think it’s about time we start taking care of those in our own communities rather than focusing so much of our resources outside of the country. Don’t get me wrong I’m all for humanitarianism and helping those who are in dire need of resources, but at the same time we have many problems on our own soil that needs tending to as well. Last year, the city of Chicago alone had over 415 murders and over 500 the year before that. Schools are being shut down nationwide due to lack of funding but yet millions of dollars are being invested into building prisons. Homelessness is on the rise and I read an article today that stated that gun violence is on track to surpass car accidents as the leading cause of death in young people. There are children here that need a home, there are people starving here that need food, there are youth that grow up in warzones in cities all over America, buildings that need to be repaired, streets that need to be cleaned, and more. These are only a fraction of the issues that exist so why is there no serious action being taken to fix these like there is for places outside of our country? We need to help each other. If you have extra money or resources that you’re looking to use for a good cause, please donate them to organizations in your own communities before sending them abroad or at the very least distribute an even amount to your community and somewhere abroad.