Black People Politics : Harry Alford: Obama determined to destroy Black business

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  1. Knowledge Seed

    Knowledge Seed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It all looked so good in the beginning. There has been a change, but not what we expected. Unemployment is higher than ever for African-Americans. While there are many reasons, there is one direct correlation. The amount of contracting by Black-owned firms at the federal government level has drastically been reduced to less than one percent – an all-time low. And instead of exhausting all avenues to improve the amount of Black contracting, the Obama administration is now taking formal action to end all minority goals from the agencies.

    Serious decrease
    There was a time a few years ago that the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development was enjoying a 40 percent level for minority contracting and most of that was with Black firms. Even the Congressional Black Caucus awarded HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson for that accomplishment.

    Today, that level is below four percent and it fell with lightning speed. The following is an open letter that I received from American Small Business League (ASBL) President Lloyd Chapman last week: “On Friday, September 9, the Obama administration proposed a policy to end one of the most successful federal programs to create jobs and stimulate growth among minority-owned small businesses.

    Will end program
    “The policy, announced in the Federal Register, aims to end a program that established a five percent minority-owned small business federal contracting goal for the Department of Defense, NASA and the U.S. Coast Guard. I estimate that this change will have a significant, negative economic impact on a substantial number of minority-owned small businesses, costing millions of jobs.

    “It is difficult to understand why, in the middle of one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history, and when unemployment has hit minority communities especially hard, the Obama administration would end one of the most successful programs to create jobs for minorities.

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  2. Ankhur

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    blame Obama for what??? gimme a break,


    where the hell where any Black lobbyists? as Malcolm suggested?

    If we fail to plan,

    then we plan to fail!!!!!
     
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    Do we REALLY need Black lobbyists to convince a BLACK president that he shouldn't destroy BLACK business?
     
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    Laughter is the best medicine. Have you ever seen a Hyena with heartburn?
    Was that response meant as medicine?

    Cuase there are about 50 Threads with researchable Seeds of Knowledge , to provide an answer to that.

    What is it that we do not understand?

    If they are cutting what is basic, like public schools , municipal, colleges, civil service jobs, Fortune Society, Public Housing, Social Security Medicaid and Medicare, does any person of African descent get surprised when Affirmative Action is whittled away to ZIP????
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    .......Good points brother,

    Even the article submitted by the thread starter (original poster) requests the same technique, causing me to wonder if the original poster has acted or will act:

    Peace In,
     
  6. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A trillion dollars spending power, Black business should not have to beg the plantation for squat, but should recall and reseek the 360 degree Black dollar turnaround we had before this conspiracy of integrated but drn sure not equal
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    .......True, but without Black Nationalism as a guidepost, it seems impossible and forces a reach back to the plantation, as you say.

    Peace In,
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brother your Wisdom constantly
    reminds us to Sankofa!
    and that any looking back, Black businesses of that stature should look back to,
    is to unite and seek to do business with the Motherland!
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    .......Thanks brother, and likewise,

    No doubt, because, if we don't do it this trip, we may never get it done...smh

    Peace In,


     
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    Deeeep. Gotta lead by example.
     
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