Rahm Emanuel Receives First Black (Urban) Agenda Policy Recommendations

New Chicago Black Leadership Forum and Agenda at Black
Wall Street-Chicago Thursday February 24th


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02.23.11 at 2:20 PM
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One of the first community organizers to work with Barack
in Chicago for over 20 years. Now Associate Editor of The South Street
Journal Newspaper and 38 year activist/journalist, recently selected as 2010
Who's Who In Black Chicago. 312-624-8351 or direct 773-392-0165

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There has been a whole new generation of grassroots
Black leaders in Chicago that have been meeting and winning small grassroots
political victories that have gone under the radar because they have not be
associated with established leaders and organizations. The Community
Organizing Project, The Illinois Voter Restoration Project, The
Black Wall Street Chicago have been meeting regularly and reporting on new
leadership and grassroots agenda items developed at the grassroots level, so
when people like The Sun Times Mary Mitchell says that a Black empowerment is
dead is in part because many in The Black media does not make a conscious effort
to actively promote what new grassroots leaders are doing to empower and connect
constituencies at the grassroots level in the Black community. And another
problem with the Black empowerment movement is that when you do take a "Black"
agenda to Black officials and organizations they are hesitant to publicly
embrace it for fear of being called racist versus self empowerment for majority
Black communities.

On Thursday, February 24th at
8:30 AM The members of Black Wall Street Chicago will be hosting a "Where Do We
Go From Here
Black grassroots leadership, political and
economic agenda from the Black community, for the Black community. But the new
"Parity" legislation that the group has developed for introduction to The
Chicago City Council will significantly increase the level of Black contractors,
businesses and local jobs in the majority Black communities as well as Hispanic
and other underserved communities. But there IS a new level of Black civic and
political leaders organizing and it only take people like The Sun Times'
Mitchell and others to recognize the work, the agenda, and the leaders and then
the Black community WILL see that there are people ready to assume major
leadership roles on Black political empowerment. And then from the local to
national level of leadership, I and others in the group worked as National
Community Organizers
for Rev. Al Sharpton's 12 Month National Action Plan called
"Measuring The Movement"

The Chairman of Black Wall Street Chicago Ron
Carter has already been in contact with Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel with regard to
our legislative agenda; so Emanuel definitely will be challenged by Black Wall
Street Chicago and The Monroe Foundation's Community Reinvestment Organizing
Project, and several candidates in run-off elections are adopting the
legislation for their run-off campaigns. So while Black leadership and a Black
empowerment movement may be at a crossroad, it certainly is not dead.


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