2011 Black Wall Street USA National Convention
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama coming to Gary Indiana for National Black Wall Street-USA Economic and Political Convention October 21-23
(celebrating the 90th year anniversary of the 1921 race riots on the original Black Wall Street of Tulsa Oklahoma and where the spirit of that movement is today)
OAKLAND NATIONAL HQ - National Chairman Rev. Michael Carter's chief of staff, Mark Allen has confirmed that Ken Bennett, former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Midwest Regional Director of The U.S. Department of Labor will be at the 2011 Black Wall Street USA National Convention in Gary, IN. Bennett will talk to district delegates about the Obama's American Jobs Act and its economic impact on small Black businesses. Allen's team and Bennett met in mid-September in Chicago to discuss details. We will distribute and discuss the document "What The Jobs Bill Means Specifically To The Black Community Economically" http://www.whitehouse.gov/jobsact#overview
Allen also announced that Naomi Davis of Black In Green, counseled by former White house "Green Jobs" czar Van Jones' group have confirmed that they want to conduct a national workshop to educate people on reclaiming their land to create their own markets for community gardens.
Online Registrations Today -$65.00 per person
Black Wall Street District USA is a national organization that represents 31 Black Wall Street District communities throughout the United States. Some cities Include Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Chicago-Regional (13 Districts including 47th Street in Bronzeville, E 75th Street, Madison Street, Stony Island, Peoria, IL and Gary, Ind and seven others), Minneapolis, Newark, Oakland, and Seattle, Washington. Black Wall Street District USA headquarters are in Oakland. For more information visit: www.blackwallstreetdistrict.com.
If our people used their own consumer spending power and resources to build the original Black Wall Street of Tulsa with just 35 city blocks, we are certain that 90 years later the Black community can do it again by designating city blocks where we will again use our consumer spending power and resources to create Black Wall Street businesses, institutions and jobs in majority Black communities across the United States and the world.