JONES, Illinois U.S. Senate Candidate Endorses Historic National Black Wall Street Convention & Agenda

BREAKING POLITICAL NEWS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010

 

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LEALAN JONES , CANDIDATE FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE OF ILLINOIS’ ENDORSES THE BLACK WALL STREET’S EFFORT TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

Chicago, Illinois (August 20, 2010) – U.S. Senate candidate LeAlan
Jones of Illinois has endorsed The Black Wall Street’s partnership with The Monroe Foundations “Community Reinvestment Organizing Project” as a crucial first step towards building a sustainable economy, in advance of the historic
organization’s 1st annual national convention of Black Wall Street Organizations in Chicago this weekend.

Jones will address convention delegates Saturday, August 21st at 2:50pm at The Historic Greater Metropolitan Church of Christ, located at 2430 East 75th Street, pastored by the Rev. Dr. Issac Whittmon, a Civil Rights Movement Minister who worked with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr when he came to Chicago starting in 1966, and a legendary Chicago gospel artist who worked and performed with Rev. James Cleveland, Mahalia Jackson, The Caravans, The Staple Singers, Albertina Walker, and others who sang songs of the civil rights movement, and today Rev. Dr. Whittmon is a popular gospel recording artist, and a board member of The Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum.

Jones said, “I’ve been witnessing the destruction of my community from where I  grew up in the Bronzeville community and urban intersections my entire life,”  and said The Black Wall Street’s new project will help bring money back into our community and
rebuild it in a cooperative way.”

The Green Party’s nominee for Barack Obama‘s former US Senate seat has
put the creation of good, green jobs and a sustainable economy at the
top of his platform. Along with his running mate for Governor, Rich
Whitney
, they seek to move state and local government money out of big
corporate banks and into an independently-run state bank that will
lead community reinvestment efforts throughout Illinois.

“We can no longer trust the banksters of Wall Street,” added Jones.
“We must trust community organizations like Black Wall Street to lead
the way and build what’s best for folks in our neighborhoods.”

More on LeAlan’s platform can be found at www.lealanjones.com. Media
organizations interested in covering his speech, contact the media
team at 312-94-JONES.

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