"For innovation to flourish, organizations must create an environment that fosters creativity; bringing together multi-talented groups of people who work in close collaboration — exchanging knowledge, ideas and shaping the direction of the future. Creativity is a function of leadership. It requires navigating uncharted territory and having the courage to face adversity to bring your vision to fruition."

—Linda Naiman (Founder of Creativity at work) | Vancouver BC, Canada


The vision is that the vast body of highly educated blacks in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) would develop a stealth focus on transforming the GTA into a bastion for creativity and innovation. To inspire blacks to adopt “A Black Empowerment Manifesto” (BEM) underpinned by 15 Innovative Suggestions to foster a new “Industrial Mindset” in parallel with the “Cultural Mindset.”


“Solving today’s new problems requires a change in mindset. The abundance that many in the first world enjoy today is the triumph of industrialization” (

To inspire the academics, scholars, doctors, scientists, professors, researchers, engineers, architects, educators, intellects, philosophers, writers, politicians, community advocates, financiers, entrepreneurs, students, and clerics to adopt a new mindset.

To shift away from a rigid “cultural mindset,” away from their comfort zones and examine the potency of a growth, entrepreneur, industry, wealth creation, family loyalty, generational, community, and political and constitutional mindset, in particularly, to an “industrial mindset.”

A change in mindset is similar to a shift in worldview. Mindset can transform families, communities, nations, the world, and ourselves. Carol S. Dweck (Author).

These mindset changes are necessary as the world enters the transformational Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) or Industry 4.0.


The objective is to strive to inspire individuals, communities, corporations, and governments to understand the inherent benefits of an equitable society better. The attainment of which is possible only with the full participation of every citizen, imbued with the opportunity to achieve his or her highest growth potential. The focus of “A Black Empowerment Manifesto” is to facilitate inclusion, growth, and empowerment of people of colour, particularly blacks and indigenous peoples who have faced decades of disfranchisement.



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