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THE BLACK NEW DEAL 2020
Since the birth of America and every era thereafter, Africans and their descendants defined and created America into a superpower because of black Labor that resulted in white wealth. President Roosevelt’s New Deal, the programs and reforms enacted to stabilize the United States during the Great Depression, left Black Americans out of the recovery and in many ways, exacerbated existing racist injustices and state-sanctioned discrimination. It deepened the divide between white and Black Americans in areas of educational achievement, job quality, a living wage, and access to safe and affordable housing. It is time for a Black New Deal. Unfortunately, overt and insidious racism has erased the thought of reparations from the minds of most
Descendants of Enslaved Africans (DOEA).
The thought of reparations, until recently was inconceivable, an invisible gag around collective mouths, indicative of post-traumatic slave syndrome most African American suffer from on some scale. Jews received reparations for the 12 years they endured internment and extermination camps, and the Japanese received reparations for the six years they endure during WWII in internment camps. yet, the majority of DOEA believe the thought of reparations is too far-reaching, even impossible, despite 401 years of slavery, Black Laws, peonage, red-lining, disenfranchisement, and the continuing oppression of being killed for being Black.To imagine what’s owed is staggering.
How do you put a price tag on brutality, oppression, and continuous never-ceasing hatred, fear, and exclusion by white America? “I can’t breathe! Yet, there are models! The cost of forty acres and a mule in today’s dollars is four trillion U.S. dollars. Money can’t repay DOEA for what was done and for what continues to be done, as Black lives are priceless. But what reparations would do is empower the Black community to successfully fin for ourselves. Reparation will allow remedies to heal the Black community, economically, physically, spiritually, and most importantly, reparations would put DOEA in charge of their lives and destinies. As a result, the Black New Deal was created for those left behind by the first
New Deal as a way to say, never again.”
Reparations shouldn’t be viewed as a punishment, a drag on the economy or a giveaway plan for undeserving Black people, as when utilized in the appropriate capacity, the rest of the nation will benefit as well.
Reparations cannot be considered or connected to reparations for others.
DOEA reparations are addressing a particular race of people that built this nation because of their free labor. If anyone deserves inclusion it would be for American Indians with the taking of their land, and the killing of their people, but this DOEA application is solely for DOEA.
If Indian nations desire reparations they must do the work. The attached article shows why reparations have never been seriously considered before now. The article shows how the white agenda deliberately dilutes our claim as impossible. We cannot allow propaganda that successfully dilutes our efforts by combining DOEA reparations with LBGQ, immigrants, women, and other petitions for equity.
Black thriving communities with thriving Black people supporting each other with strategic planning and appropriate processes is the only path towards successful results. America has China Town, Japan Town, Latino town, areas of commerce where ethnic groups thrive because of business generated in their enclave of commerce. There are few Black Towns in America staking a claim to their name and heritage. When there were, for example
in Levy County Florida in 1923 or the
“Black Wall Street” in Tulsa Oklahoma in 1921,
those thriving Black businesses and owners were massacred
and their businesses burned to the ground.
Reparations are not the simple handing out of money nilly-willy. It is a project, that includes education, city planning, economic strategies, and appropriate inclusion.
An 18-year-old black individual would have limited ideas as to what to do with a million dollars and quickly it would be perhaps squandered and likely gone without much to show for it, leaving them no better off than before the acquisition of funds.
Before reparations can be distributed, Black folks must recognize we suffer from systemic programming by “the system”.
Post-traumatic slave syndrome is real and a threat to the success of any plan.
A healing component, educational component, and spiritual component must be included in any reparation plan presented if we are to heal.
Reparations aren’t big houses and designer clothes, but unfortunately, we have been programmed to be consumers. That paradigm must shift if Reparations are to benefit our communities and the country for generations to come.
The Plan to date is as follows: The Black Leader’s Coalition platform has attached “conditions” to the distribution of one million dollars for 56 million African Americans.
1. There will be a two-year “qualifying” period where each recipient must engage in a “Preparation for Reparations” series of online courses or courses taught at participating churches and/or HBCU where recipients learn financial literacy, African history, culture, family and community planning.
2. At the end of the two-year course, a commitment is attached to commit to circulating 75 percent of their monetary resources within the Black community at least seven times before it leaves the Black community. Whites, Asians, and the Jewish community circulate their dollar on average five to seven times before it leaves their communities, Rosewood circulated theirs 36 times, and that’s why their communities thrive(d). We must emulate that spending behavior.
3. Reparations are a joint effort. If we don’t treat each other fairly and stop tearing down our community, what good are reparations? Many times, we are our own worst enemy. Reparations must cure the many ills DOEA have suffered beyond slavery, as DOEA continues to be exploited and denied equal access. We have to fortify ourselves with how vital it is to be united as a people if reparations will have the effect we desire.
401 years of oppression have resulted in some Black people believing they are not entitled to reparations. Our first task is to heal our follks by revealing they are more than worthy, and that reparations are way pass due.
4. The price tag is: 2 Trillion*. and for nine decades thereafter an additional infusion of 2 Trillion into the Black community. Money to be placed in trust, dispensed by credible messengers and economical experts in the African American community.
We can no longer allow racist systems and constructs to dictate what is good for the Black community as they have no real connection to the needs and wants.
We are credible messengers.
Black Coalition of Leaders is multiple organizations that do the work in the African American communities and have been doing so for decades. We are proven
and tested by our commitment, our effort, and our work.
5.From that 2 Trillion, 17 States in America will receive $100,000,000 to assist in building vibrant Blackcommunities. It is estimated that by the time the Reparations Bill is passed by President Joe Biden there will be 56,000 DOEA living on American soil. Each African-American will receive $1,000,000 in dollars age of 21 and over once they have gone through the two year preparation program.
Those underage will have their money placed in a trust.
6. In addition, reparations will be paid to any DOEA child born 10 years after Congress passes the bill and the money is placed in trust.
BLC invites you to join us. We need your valuable input. This site is for any and all ADOS to participate. Economists, CPA’s, Attorneys, Advocates, Religious and Black Leaders are invited to strenuously provide input. We encourage the reading of “Powernomics” by Dr. Claud Anderson so that
there is a clear understanding of our agenda.
We are the epicenter of political power in America and it is time for us to benefit from that power. BLC invites policy discussions. DOEA only.
Please send suggestions, plans, or advice to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributors will receive an invitation to attend an online conference to
discuss the outcomes of information received by us. It is time to form a Black New Deal with America.
Respectfully in Power,
Tanya Dennis, Director
Black Leaders Coalition
*2 Trillion is a placeholder, subject to change as the BLC plan evolves.