self-published book "How To Be Rich, N**ga," was released to stores
of boxing champs Michael, Leon Spinks and Cory Spinks, said he made millions
of dollars as the owner of a technology consulting business, Spinks Technologies,
based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Spinks said "How To
Be Rich," is a “ghetto survival guide” that targets the Hip-Hop
community that details how to make more money and remain self-sufficient.
"We have all seen that
depending upon the U.S. Government for sustenance makes no sense and simply
doesn’t work,” Spinks said. “I know people who legitimately lost
their jobs, needed unemployment benefits to live, and were denied a claim. Black
people cannot depend upon anyone else for our rise up and college kids need
to be equipped to deal with outsourcing and with a very bleak job creation outlook."
A Spanish version of the
book will also be released this year, titled “How To Be Rich, Vato.”
The book will be sold through
independent bookstores and record stores nationwide as well as historically
black college campus bookstores.
“I encourage all black
people to read "How To Be Rich, N**ga" to free themselves from the
chains of economic slavery that still exists today,” said Spinks, who
funded the publishing of the book out of his own pocket.
Spinks said the book was
inspired by a book titled "How To Be A Rich Ni**er," written by Rufus
Shaw in the 1970’s.
“My intention and hope
is that this book will inspire at least 10 people to create and generate personal
wealth for themselves and get out the hood,” Spinks continued. “I
hope that at least ten people are able to remove the chains of poverty, low
income, or the dependency on some corporations that is no where near loyal to
them and that they are able to create their own path and their own money.”