- by Michael R. Hicks
""100 Church Challenge". What If we got 100 Black Churches to donate $1,000 toward opening a new business? That would be $100,000 of start up money. We need Unity not a Walmart in West Louisville. Time to Do For Self and Stop begging others." - Minister Jerald Muhammad, Student Minister, NOI Louisville Mosque
Let's start asking a different set of questions, although it's related to 18th and Broadway. This will be a future discussion on the Brothers Helping Brothers Radio Show.
Dream and Hustle feature: The Strategy Guide for Former Felons to Do for Self and Make Right by the Urban Community
-Ed Dunn, dreamandhustle.com
Many ex-offenders believe they are marginalized and shut out from real opportunities and this is 100% not true. In fact, ex-convicts do not face the same kind of felony disenfranchisement they used to a result of paradigm shifts to urban economics and information services. In some ways, ex-offenders have a level playing field with college-degreed cornballs and in most cases an advantage to seize opportunities in urban renewal efforts and make big plays. In this article, we are talking to the brothas and sistas who feel they are marginalized and disenfranchised and help show them the opportunities and strategies they can pursue to do for self, their people but most important, make right back to the hood and people they did wrong.
Video can be found at Louisville Metro website.
5:20 PM - A Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs LLP representative of Walmart has referred to as the West Louisville Talks proposal as "nonstarter...not worth further discussing" because of logistical problems of contract renegotiation (which I would assume to be the city, the Newbridge Group LLC and Walmart.) The attorney presented a 4,100 signature petition from West Louisville for the Walmart plan.
5:24 PM - A Brown-Forman executive spoke as a proponent for the plans as standing.
I thought about this last night quite a bit. I can see how some would look at such a spectacle as ridiculous.
What I then tried to do was to look at this thing from the situation from the pastors, not necessarily adding any additional biases or baggage to the calculus. Rev. Charles Elliott Jr. is 80 years old. He is one of the dwindling number of people left who REALLY can say that they "marched with Dr. King," and be telling the truth.
Last night's meeting at Quinn Chapel A.M.E. church sought to shed some light where there has been a considerable amount of heat.
There has been more than a bit of misunderstanding and confusion among the groups holding opinion as the Walmart discussion and development project evolve.
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