NOTICE - THESE ARE NOT THE VIDEOS THAT I JUST SAW ON THE 4PM CBS NEWS
ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO REV JOSEPH LOWERY STOOD AT THE OLD INTERSECTION OF "(Confederate General) Ashby Street And (White Segregation Era Atlanta Lawyer) Simpson Road announcing that REMOVING THE NAMES OF THEIR 'SLAVE MASTERS' FROM THE STREET SIGNS AND REPLACING THEM WITH 'CIVIL RIGHTS HEROS' WOULD BRING FORTH COMMUNITY PRIDE AND STOP THE KILLINGS THAT WERE TAKING PLACE IN "VINE CITY AND THE BLUFFS".
Since that time the ONLY difference is the street name that appears on the police reports.
I AM NOT MAD AT REV LOWERY for he got a street named after him - all without anyone in the Black Racial Services Machine challenging him and others on THE DELIVERABLES that were received.
IF we just saw a series of "Vine City Residents" voicing grievances about increase in rents is making their housing unaffordable and pushing them out of the area - WHAT DO YOU THINK THESE LATESTS INVESTMENTS ARE GOING TO DO?
I am NOT calling for Disinvestment - I am noting how THE FAILURE TO DEVELP "THESE PEOPLE" after decades of FRAUD AND POLITICAL HIJINX (Racism Chasing) is the blunt instrument that is preventing "These People" from being able to retain their homes as the area becomes more attractive to a larger set of people.
Many of the politicians and civil rights operatives who are responsible for this STOLEN HARVEST are on the stage making today's pronouncements.
"The Home Depot Billionaires" have been the enemies of 'The Civil Rights Pharisees" for more than 20 years.
The fact that a "Home Depot Billionaire' has funded this new park in conjunction with the new Mercedes Benz Stadium and the resulting concessions to the expanded community who was complaining about traffic and sports fans urinating in their yards.
If the new "Beltline" (a recreational pavement that is being built which encircles Atlanta and is triggering development of high priced residences on its periphery ) then this park is surely going to turn "Vine City" into the new "Grant Park" (another formerly impoverished area of Atlanta that flipped about 15 years ago).
PLEASE BE CLEAR - I am in support of investments and make the case that RACIAL RECYCLING OF COMMUNITIES has been going on for more than a century in this nation.
It is the continued contradiction in which BLACK COMMUNITIES ARE 'STRONG PROGRESSIVE HARVEST ZONES" , while the residents are left VULNERABLE because they have been CARETAKEN rather than DEVELOPED - this is the problem that is going on.