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Book details
  • SubGenre:History
  • Language:English
  • Pages:202
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781667804170
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667804163

A Time To Act

Black History Matters

by William Jusme

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In this book, I talk about my life experience as a farmworker, a veteran of the United States Navy, a businessman, and a promise that I made to my mother before she passed away in 1983 due to breast cancer. Living in the diaspora, many of Haitian descent do not know much about Haiti's unique history. Therefore, I also provide my opinion on Haitian history and how the Haitians in the diaspora and those in Haiti could work together to change Haiti for the better. As people of African descent, we must know our heritage to understand better who we are and what we need to do to strengthen our global presence. We are scattered all over the planet, but we are very weak on many fronts. So, I talk about our mistakes and what we need to do to elevate ourselves to a new echelon on the world stage. Furthermore, I provide my opinion about some of the United Nations' unfortunate deployments in Black countries that have caused many problems. As a Haitian-American, I also talk about the United States' massive division that poses a threat to our national security and what we may have to do to change the negative development facing the United States of America.
This book may appear to be controversial to some readers. However, it is the product of many years of observation, research, soul-searching, and discovery. My intention is for this book to be enlightening and thought-provoking, as it is not my character to be disrespectful to any individual, race, or organization. My passion for this work is evident in my writing style. I felt compelled to speak up, inform, draw conclusions, and offer relevant recommendations. Changes can only happen when we are not afraid to be frank, when we are inspired to be the first to begin a journey, when we are strong enough to face any criticism, and we dare to try over and over again. In this book, I have covered many topics. You may find some subjects may not be relatable to the next. However, I have divided the topics into sections to make them easier for you to read. At the end of each chapter or section, I provide a summary. In part one of this book, the long journey I talk about began in July 1983, when I made a solemn promise to my mother that I would help the family. The doctor sent my mother home to wait for her last day on this planet due to breast cancer. I was about 17 years old. When the time has come for us to serve, we must respond to the call. Many of us go through life thinking that life has no meaning, or we are waiting for someone else to do things, when in fact, we are the architect of what we want our life to be and what we can build with it. Living in the diaspora, I discovered many Haitian descents and other people who do not know much about Haiti's unique history and why Haiti is the most impoverished nation in the Americas. I have provided my opinion on this so you can have a better understanding of Haiti and what we, the Haitian people, need to do to bring Haiti into the twenty-first century. We have the political and economic vitality in the diaspora to help our fellow Haitians in Haiti better themselves and the country. I believe the time to change Haiti is upon us. It is A Time To Act. As a former candidate for State Representative District 45 in Florida, a US Navy veteran, and a businessman, I know a bit about politics, teamwork, and leadership. I've outlined my vision for a new Haiti as an attainable goal if we, the Haitian people in Haiti and those in the diaspora, desire to change Haiti for the betterment of all Haitians. In this book, I elaborate on the theory of human originality based on credible sources. What I am conveying is that we are all human beings. We are connected one way or the other. Therefore, it is a time to act in the interest of all mankind regardless of color or where we live on this planet. Many Black countries, Black communities, and Black people have been victims of exploitation, invasion, manipulation, and unfair treatment. In this book, I explain the importance of the power to forecast and the power of symmetry. I offer examples of how these two powerful words can be helpful in our day-to-day lives. Some of the United Nations' unfortunate deployments have caused many problems in Black countries, especially Haiti and some African countries. I have provided some ideas for a better United Nations that may save us from a potentially destructive World War III. Lastly, I have provided my own opinion for the Americas' renewed alliances and the negative development facing the United States of America that may threaten our national security.
About the author
WILLIAM JUSME was born in a rural area in Haiti. He came to the United States in 1986 in pursuit of a promise he made to his mother before she passed away in 1983 due to cancer. He began his life in the United States as a farmworker. He graduated high school at James Groves High School in Georgetown, Delaware. He earned an Associate Degree in Agriculture Business and Technology at Delaware Technical and Community College and a Bachelor's Degree at Kaplan University in Legal Studies. On January 18, 1994, he joined the United States Navy. In September 1994, he served with The United States Army and the Marines Corp as an interpreter during the 1994 Uphold Democracy in Haiti. In February 1995, he was awarded an Army Achievement Medal for Outstanding Service while assigned to the United States Army's Scout Platoon. In July 1995, he was awarded the NATO Medal for service with NATO on Operations in Relation to the Former Yugoslavia. In December 1998, he was assigned to Naval Recruiting District in Miami. On October 10, 2001, he was awarded the Navy and Marines Corps Achievement Medal for Professional Achievement at Naval District Miami. In addition, he was awarded multiple Good Conduct Medals, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, South Asia Service Medal, and more while serving in the United States Navy from January 18, 1994, to October 11, 2001. He was a damage control repairman in the Engineering Department on the United States Naval Ship. He is an entrepreneur and licensed in many Professional Occupations. He is currently the Principal Broker of Millennium Realty Center, an A+ Real Estate company with Better Business Bureau. He is married with three children together with his wife.
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