In August of last
year over 415 people attended the 2010 Black Wall Street USA National
Convention held in Chicago. We expect a larger crowd this year in Gary.
Why Gary? The historical significance is that Gary hosted the first
Black Political Convention in 1971.
The 2011 Black Wall Street
We did it before when our people claimed just 35 city blocks that made up the original Black Wall Street District of Tulsa Oklahoma, and now we clearly have the collective talent, resources, drive and responsibility to once again claim city blocks in majority Black communities and create new Black owned business, cultural and jobs districts across this country. In that effort we now have 22 working and developing national chapters across the country and just we did in Gary in 1971 we will make new Black economic and political history as a major Black movement returns to Gary Indiana.!
Last year at our first national convention in Chicago, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr of The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition was the kick-off speaker, and we also had keynote presentations by the legendary Attorney Tom “TNT” Todd and the Rev. Al Sampson, both former national staff members to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, then we were pleased that the Rev. Al Sharpton publicly tabbed one of our Black Wall Street-Chicago Board members Mark Allen as one of the national community organizers for his National Action Network’s “Measuring The Movement” 12 Month Action Plan and used the regular Black Wall Street Chicago Economic/Political quarterly meetings as ongoing measurements of this movement that we are pleased to be in operational unity with The Urban League, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and other national participant organizations and leadership of The National Action Network’s National Action Plan. So this 2nd Annual National Black Wall Street Convention in Gary Indiana is uniquely qualified and positioned during October 21-23 to be a powerful measuring point of this movement and the 2012 reelection of President Barack Obama.
After the most recent successful National Action Network “Measuring The Movement” which included President Barack Obama and the partnership of participation of The Obama Administration Cabinet and staff members, we were pleased to get a report from Maureen Forte, Executive Director of The Chicago National Action Network Chapter that Rev. Sharpton publicly stated his ongoing commitment to work with Black Wall Street Chicago leaders on the implementation of the 12 Month Action Plan. To continue to facilitate this ongoing operational unity on the 12 Month Action Plan, national chapter development and organizing for the National Convention in Gary Indiana, The National Black Wall Street USA will be opening a new national organizing and resource office in Chicago in May under the leadership of Mark Allen and his new role as National Chief of Staff and National Spokesperson for National Black Wall Street USA. Our Regional Director is Ron Carter, Chairman of Black Wall Street-Chicago, and our Gary Indiana Chapter Director is an up and coming young leader Ricky Sease and of course he will also be giving ongoing local updates on the historic updates. Stay tuned !!
THIS IS AN EXCITING TIME — REGISTER TODAY TO BE PART OF NEW HISTORY !!
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Michael Carter, Sr.