I walked into Follies and I instantly felt the magnitude of that moment smack me in the face. “I am now apart of history”, I whispered while walking in. I ran to the ATM to get some money out, and as the $5 ATM charge fee shows up on the screen it triggered Jay-Z’s famous line that made black twitter stand still on that faithful April 4th of 2017:
The black family has always found a way to survive trying times, and somehow, some way have joy doing it. Financially, this same truth applies, black people have turned less into more making one dollar stretch into ten. But, there is one thing the majority of black families haven’t figured out yet. How to turn that dollar into millions. Obviously there are thousands who did find a way, but African Americans at large are still struggling to escape poverty and build generational wealth.