National Call From NAACP and Others For Reinstatement of Shirley Sherrod to USDA Post

MARK S. ALLEN, Veteran Activist/Journalist Associate Editor, The South Street Journal Newspaper Founder/President, The Black Leadership Development Institute, BLDI 449 East 35th Street, 1st Floor Chicago, Illinois 60616 312-624-8351 or cell 773-392-0165   WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010   Over 500 have joined in 24 hours an growing fast nationally !!   As a veteran community... Read more »

Mark Allen, BLDI Helps Host 2nd Chicago Follow-Up Meeting On Rev. Al Sharpton's 12 Month Action Plan Friday, June 25th

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Contact Mark S. Allen @ 312-624-8351 or 773-392-0165   From Mark S. Allen, one of the national community organizers of Rev. Al Sharpton’s 12 Month National Action Plan, announcing the 2nd Chicago follow-up meeting delaing with Access To Capital and “Measuring The Movement” of our local organizing efforts to challenge banks,... Read more »

NAACP Responds to Dr. Boyce Watkins and Other National Bloggers on NAACP Partnering With Wells Fargo

  Most Black led organizations would probably be out of business if they had to depend on the Black wealth in this world to support and sustain them. Far too maany Black people with wealth would not have done so without the struggles of our elders in opening up the door BUT how many of... Read more »

My Report From Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network Convention and Launching of 12 Month Nation Action Plan

I was honored and humbled to be selected by Rev. Al Sharpton as one of the national community organizers to come to New York and help shape what is now known as the 12 Month National Plan designed to “Measure the Movement” of clear aganda items for much needed resources to urban communities. This conference... Read more »

Small Business Administration Faces Potential Discrimination Trial (from NY Times)

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/s-b-a-faces-potential-discrimination-trial/?pagemode=print April 15, 2010, 5:45 pm S.B.A. Faces Potential Discrimination Trial By ROBB MANDELBAUM The Small Business Administration could be headed to court to defend itself against accusations of discrimination in its investment financing programs. On March 29, a federal judge in Washington ruled against the S.B.A.’s motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed... Read more »