Great news! In the tradition of those who have called for supporting our African relatives in some form or another, THE One Million Conscious and Conscientious Black Contributors and Voters, has developed one way to do just that. In addition to creating more conscious Black millionaires via our own “cash mob,” we have consummated a partnership with Sweet Unity Farms Coffee, a network of small scale family owned coffee farms organized as cooperatives in Tanzania; it was established in 1996 by David Robinson, son of baseball great, Jackie Robinson, and his family in the Mbeya Region of Tanzania where the Robinson family began their own farm on 280 acres in 1989.
Since 1983, David Robinson has been involved in the economic development in Africa through sustainable economic ventures. David is the founder and managing director of The Higher Ground Development Corporation, a Tanzanian company established in 1985 with the objective of helping to bring Tanzanian producers into the global economy through the collective strengths of cooperative organization and international partnerships. In 1998, David and his family founded the American corporation Up-Country International Products Inc., which is the sole distributor and marketer of Sweet Unity Farms Coffee. The New York City based company is managed by David’s daughter, Metarere Robinson, together with African-American partners.