Black People : Why Black Communities need to rebuild New Orleans

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  1. soulsearcher

    soulsearcher Banned MEMBER

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    Why Black Businesses Must Rebuild New Orleans

    November's BLACK ENTERPRISE Examines the Devastating Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Black Businesses and How to Save Them

    New York, NY (PRNewswire) - One of the biggest casualties of Hurricane Katrina has been black business. In the November BLACK ENTERPRISE special report "Blown Away By Katrina," Features Editor Alan Hughes found that approximately 60,000 black-owned companies along the Gulf Coast had been ravaged by the hurricane. The impact on black businesses in the gulf region
    will be "dire," says Eugene Cornelius Jr., district director for Louisiana Office, U.S. Small Business Administration.

    The immediate effects are obvious: the instant devastation of businesses and the complete loss of markets. In Mississippi alone, more than 2,000 black-owned businesses generating sales and receipts of $126 million were severely affected. In Louisiana some 20,000 black companies that generated nearly $866 million were impacted by the storm.

    http://www.blacknews.com/pr/rebuild101.html
     
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    Thanks for the article. I read that myself this month....
     
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    Does anyone have information about the Wa****aw community that was/is supposed to have been located in New Orleans? I asked in chat, but noone seemed to know. The Wa****aw are supposed to be an indigenous community of Blacks who are landholders from ancient times. I'm curious because they were supposed to have had to challenge the Louisiana Purchase to get back land that was wrongfully taken from them...and I wonder how much of that land is being manipulated during the upheaval there.
     
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    Why is it starred out?
     
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    Although it's not in that post, the programming here at the site is translating that missing segment as profanity. Read the stars as : (s)(h)(i)(t).
     
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    Oh... thanks for clarifying.
     
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    The Wa'shi'taw have largely gone underground, along wih a number of Nuwabbians because of us government suppression. Many of the Wa'shi'taw websites are closed or have not been updated for months. The ancestral lands claimed by the Emperess Tiari are mostly in the Oucahita region, in northern Louisiana, and in Florida. She lost a tax case a few years ago which affected her claims in Florida. I also would like to know the present state of the Nation as the Emperess is up there in age.
     
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    Thanks for the info. ... so, you don't know of any successors she might have? I tried to find her book to study up on the history but had no luck.
     
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    Sorry to say, nope, none at all.
     
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    @Blaklioness

    If you web search "Wa shi taw Nation" there is an interesting article from the Sampson Independent which is concerning a Pastor Green who was convicted of fraud and tax evasion earlier this year. He is connected with the Nation.

    By the way, I agree we must be involved in Rebuilding of NOLA. i say this because my grand-father and his foreparents have been born there since the 1700's and I view it as an Ancestral Home.

    Peace & Blessings!
     
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