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Clyde C Coger Jr

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In the Spirit of Sankofa,

.......Here are at least 6 potential Black Institutions; however, several questions remain: Are they owned and operated by blacks, are they for the purpose of black people, and finally, are they funded by black people?

These questions center around exclusivity of race, culture and the overall benefit to Black People. For those interested, click and review is recommended in order to make a fair assessment:


APRIL 18, 2011 07:49 AM

In this age of abbreviated attention spans, instant obsolescence, digital romance, and satellite telephones, there are still some things that deserve to be tucked away in a category of old favorites — things that have the patina of age that are as beloved now as they were years ago. These favorite “things” (social organizations, businesses, institutions, etc.) have persisted over the years because we turn to them again and again as they continue to satisfy us, renew us, or simply “take us back” to places we want to go. Here are a few of our oldest and favorite things:

http://atlantapost.com/2011/04/18/o...rican-american-institutions-that-have-lasted/

Peace In,


 

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Social Group: Politics From The Black Perspective, will hold its eighth meeting in Chat this Saturday(June 18th) at 7:00 PM Eastern time for one hour to discuss Politics...All desteeonians are cordially invited to attend...:argue:


ALL WHO ATTEND, PLEASE CHECK IN AT 6:45 PM EASTERN FOR MIC CHECK....SEE YA THERE!!
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Politics From The Black Perspective

MEETING SYNOPSIS

June 18, 2011

7 P.M. Eastern

Attendees: Butterfly#1, Changes_Changes, Clyde Coger, Lilpea, Ms Drea, Proverbs31Woman, Shikamaru.

Black owned companies operated and funded by and for the benefit of black people, exclusively

Discussion ensued on the following:

ØExplored the definition of an institution by way of Wikipedia, which is: Any structure or mechanism of social order and cooperation governing the behavior of a set of individuals within a given human community. Institutions are identified with a social purpose and permanence, transcending individual human lives and intentions, and with the making and enforcing of rules governing cooperative human behavior.

ØThe differences between an exclusive Black institution versus a for profit Black business or corporation

ØExplored and discussed Black owned businesses/corporations such as: Loop Capital, Ariel Capital and Siebert Brandford Shank and decided that though they are Black owned and operated, their mission isn’t solely focused on the Black communities at large, but rather are diverse in their mission and funding, due in part to their size and industry

Ø The conflicts that are assumed when a non-profit entity starts out exclusively supporting Blacks but then grows to serve other groups, becoming a diverse institution

Miscellaneous

 It was re-emphasized that all members are to check in the meeting 10-15 minutes early for mic check to ensure a timely meeting

 All members will be given a 5 minute maximum time on the mic to ensure everyone has an opportunity for input

Next Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 25th at 7pm Eastern.

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http://destee.com/index.php?threads...rge-our-black-institutions.65911/#post-688946

.......Inasmuch as HBCU's (Historically Black College/Universities) were brought up as Black Institutions, I thought it to be relevant to share information from the above thread link:

As historically Black colleges and universities around the nation struggle with flagging endowments and enrollments, one school in Louisiana is considering a controversial but possibly lifesaving idea to help keep its doors open.

http://www.bet.com/news/national/-hbcu-merger-talks-stoke-ire-in-louisiana.html

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Spelman College Founders

(Left to right) Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles, schoolteachers and Baptist missionaries from New England, founded the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary (later Spelman College) in the basement of Atlanta's Friendship Baptist Church on April 11, 1881. Packard served as president from 1881 to 1891; Giles was Spelman's second president from 1891 to 1909.

Spelman College's history began on April 11, 1881. With the help of Frank Quarles, pastor of Atlanta's Friendship Baptist Church, Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles, schoolteachers and Baptist missionaries from New England,
Courtesy of Spelman College Archives
Spelman College Founders
started a school in the church's basement. The school was supported by the Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society and named the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary. With $100 from the First Baptist Church of Medford, Massachusetts, the founders embarked on a noble mission—providing quality education to black women and girls. Ten women, some of whom were former slaves, and one young girl, eager to acquire basic educational skills, constituted the first student body. The basement soon overflowed, and it became imperative to move to larger and more suitable quarters.

Through the philanthropy of John D. Rockefeller, whom Packard and Giles met at a church conference in Cleveland, Ohio, the school was able to relocate from its basement quarters to a nine-acre site once used as army barracks by Union troops during the Civil War. In 1884 the school expressed its gratitude for Rockefeller's generosity by changing the name of the school to Spelman Seminary in honor of the parents of his wife, Laura Spelman Rockefeller.

The school was legally organized with a charter and a board of trustees in 1888 under the presidency of Packard.

In 1891 Harriet Giles succeeded Sophia Packard and served as president of Spelman for eighteen years. During her tenure the school enrolled 800 students,
Courtesy of Spelman College Archives
Class of 1887
employed 30 teachers, and owned property valued at $90,000. Curricular offerings expanded to include high school and college programs of instruction, teacher training, missionary training, and nurses' training. The seminary conferred its first high school diplomas in 1887 and its first college degrees in 1901. Giles's death on November 12, 1909, marked the end of the era of the founders.

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1460&sug=y

All to often we assume we have viable black institutions when in fact we have these entities started and even named, in this case, by whites; and now they will be erased, one by one, called mergers...

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