Black United Summit International (BUSI) will present the 2016 BUSI Leadership Conference, a two-day event to take place Friday, April 15, and Saturday April 16, on the campus of Tennessee State University.
BUSI is a non-profit organization that fosters collaboration and mobilizes leadership among Historically Black College and University students. The conference is free and tickets are available to both students of Tennessee State University and the general public through the BUSI Conference website.
The conference will open Friday at 9 am with a Leadership Bootcamp that will include sessions on conflict resolution techniques, cooperative economics, how to business plan, and how to connect to the community. There will also be self-defense training facilitated by Grandmaster Anthony Muhammad, founder of Ryu Jiu-Jitsu, a system of martial arts. Sessions will run until 4 pm in the Wilson Hall Multipurpose Room.
Min. Louis Farrakhan will headline day two of the conference with the keynote address, ‘BUSIness is Warfare,’ titled after the presenting organization, in the Kean Hall Gymnasium. Doors will open at 5 pm, and Farrakhan will speak at 6 pm.
The keynote address is aptly titled because, ‘BUSIness is Warfare!’ According to BUSI cofounder/president Samuel X: “In this world, business is just that. It implies that strategy, skill, and tact must be used. It implies discipline, structure, confidence and fearlessness must be employed to put the Black community on equal footing with the rest of the world.”
BUSI was founded on that same premise in 2012.
“BUSI desires to cultivate critical thinking and develop leadership in college students to become producers that create opportunities, rather than consumers, waiting for opportunities. BUSI seeks to strongly encourage college and university administrators of curriculum to ensure that the classroom of every HBCU does exactly that,” explained X. “BUSI also desires to foster a true love and passion for bringing the wonderful education back to the communities from which we came to become the purveyors of strong development and economic revival.”
To attend the 2016 BUSI Leadership Conference at Tennessee State University, register at and click on the ‘#Nashville Registration’ tab.