Black People : Boycott Cincinnati!!!

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  1. mm65

    mm65 New Member MEMBER

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    I. End Social and Economic Apartheid

    The city’s own application for "Empowerment Zone" status in 1998 accurately described the poverty rooted in the nine neighborhoods it asked the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to declare ‘urban disaster areas.’ Most of these neighborhoods are pre-dominantly African American. The 1990 census showed that in parts of Over-the-Rhine and the West End more than 83 percent of the population live at or below the poverty level. Clearly business leaders, and political leaders at all levels of government, must keep the many promises delivered over the years to address this issue. Hamilton County and the city of Cincinnati must put a high priority on and demonstrate progress in the economic development of low-income neighborhoods. They must recognize that neighborhood development is essential for a strong, viable, and stable Cincinnati. This effort must be no less than that currently devoted to the development of the downtown business district, the riverfront, and high-income neighborhoods

    II. Restore Public Accountability of the Police

    Public confidence in the Cincinnati Police Department has plummeted. After numerous and tragic incidents of police harassment, brutality and unjustifiable killings, the Cincinnati Police must be brought under citizen control and be publicly accountable.

    III. Support and Enforce Civil and Human Rights

    Whether it’s due to the shooting of unarmed African American men, legal discrimination of gays and lesbians in housing and employment, censorship of the arts, or arrests of peaceful, leafleting protestors for ‘littering’, Cincinnati is becoming known as a city of repression.

    IV. Enact City Government and Election Reform

    Cincinnati city government must be reformed to make it more accountable and responsive to the needs of the residents of Cincinnati.

    I apologize for the length but it is imperative that the message of our struggle is delivered. Please review the website of The Coalition for A Just Cincinnati for additional information. We welcome your support and your prayers!

    www.boycottcincinnati.org

    Peace,
    Monica
     
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    feeling ya struggle .....will check it out to give all the love & support sending my prayers
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    Thank you in advance!! Hopefully this will become a medium where the issues surrounding the Cincinnati Boycott will be highlighted and discussed. Additionally we hope to become a resource for other activists who may want to jumpstart a social justice initiative in their cities.

    Peace,
    Monica
     
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