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There is so much history buried I intend to share to anyone who may not be aware of it as soon as my internet is back on (Monday, ideally!)… For now I am limited to posts and I hope you will take the time to consider the videos, and the link to follow.
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A Black teenager who is displaying excellence in the realm of academia will be taking her talents to Howard University this fall. Brendell Allen, 16, will be a part of the institution’s 2022 graduating class, the university reported. Congrats to Young Scholar Brendell Allen, a 16 Year Old Junior Transfer Student! Read more about her…
This is wonderful news and I hope to see a lot more of it. I read any and every book I can on Black Wall Street, which jealous whites destroyed, and as of yet I’ve only found one book that describes the beauty of the area, the women dressed like beautiful Queens in jewels and pearls, the beautiful buildings, parks and houses. The book I learned the most from, I believe, was this book I bought from a Black Owned bookstore in Brooklyn years ago. There are many books on Black Wall Street, but the only one to mention the beauty that was Black Wall Street, can be found here.
Despite the adversity faced, I hope the following story and all the businesses grow, and grow, until there are many “Black Wall Streets”- people and places well secured and safe from having any more destruction and loss. Story follows.
A group of neighbors in Northwest D.C. were fed up with what was going on in their building, so they bought it. And part of their inspiration came from 7 ON YOUR SIDE.
ABC7 News reported on conditions at 5751 Colorado Avenue NW in a report seven years ago when tenants told us they had no heat.
The story ended years later not with the landlord cashing in on the building by driving the tenants out, but with the help of the city and the nonprofit, Mi Casa, the tenants were able to get loans to buy out the landlord and renovate the building as a cooperative.
Fourteen of the tenants in the 28-unit building are back in their old units after two years in temporary housing.
On Saturday, they’re going to officially celebrate the reopening and take applications for coop members who want to move into the 14 unoccupied units.
“Out of $3.5 billion given for community development, not one black bank was awarded”
Out of all the communities deserving of finally being given some form of repayment, I don’t understand how not one Black bank saw any money just as a fact…but especially given all that America is because of slavery; because of Black men who built the White House, the Capitol and never saw a cent. The cruel, inhumane and unfathomable tortures of slavery – slavery that to this day is going on just with a new name (war on drugs- prison- prison work-another blog).
In 2013 the Oklahoma police chief made an apology for the devastating jealous, racist, fatal theft the white people of his town started in Tulsa, OK or Greenwood, aka Black Wall Street in 1921. Read more about that here.
The main issue I see is; where is the money to help rebuild the beautiful homes and businesses the Black community had in Greenwood, or Tulsa? America seems to think they can take from the Black community and never repay, so long as eventually an apology is given.
I am glad he apologized; but if you are truly sorry, why isn’t action being taken to rebuild what was stolen in the jealous white riot?
Back to the money for community development and not one dime being given to help better the Black community…
The reason Black Wall Street was burned is because whites were jealous and afraid. Afraid because they rode all this way on Black peoples work; never doing it for themselves. That’s the only thing I can figure from their simple minded, insane “brains”. They are jealous and afraid of the real men stepping up. Why, I’m not sure- but the fact that they are so scared shows how powerful an educated Black male is. They tried to divide and conquer under Hoover. FBI cointelpro.
The CIA admits putting drugs and guns into the Black community.
I hope with all my soul this will fuel you to become a success; there is more to life than the lies they have put before us. Rebuild Black Wall Street; I hope I am alive when it is done; I can’t wait to see the Black community rise up and stay up!
But knowing what we do, perhaps that answers the why to the bettering of communities money not reaching one Black bank.
Banks owned by minorities are claiming that the federal government has blocked them out of tax credits that were intended to support economic development in neglected and underserved communities. They are raising their protests in the face of the distribution of funds by the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) – an arm of the Treasury Department – which took place last month.
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