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“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
Booker T. Washington
This is an important video produced by Meleika Gardner. A concerned person that lives in the belly of the “Evanston Local Reparations” beast. Please watch this in its entirety. Family – there is a part in here where Robin Rue Simmons is requesting FEDERAL DOLLARS and I have already warned everybody over and over again about the long-game finesse of using Federal funds in any “local reparations” program. Eventually nullifying it. She is asking good questions that need to be answered. A person we need to know that needs further study on and focus is billionaire Chuck Lewis – who is the main sponsor behind FirstRepair.
A quote from him:
“That’s why we’re so interested in local reparations, not slavery reparations, because it’s proximate, it’s close by in terms of geography and time.”
WOW. Chuck Lewis has decided what is good enough for “You Niggers.” OK. There are many white people in Evanston that know this is bullshit. But they are afraid to speak out because they don’t want to be flamed (yep) by certain politically inastute individuals in our movement. I’ve directly experienced their unresearched, unwarranted, and inarticulate vitriol in a recent Twitter space. Exasperating.
Any white person that openly supports lineage-based reparations (like on our side) becomes an immediate target to be hated on, to be over-scrutinized, and to become the victim of unjustified verbal violence. But the thousands of strategically-minded white liberals like Chuck Lewis and other white individuals and organizations that propagandistically and financially support the destruction of our Pure Reparations done through The NAARC/N’COBRA Axis, get no smoke whatsoever. Amazing.
Meleika Gardner is the truth. And the truth needs to be told. She tells it here.
Please watch the video and read her YouTube statement reproduced here:
Meleika Gardner’s YouTube Statement:
January 14, 2023 – EVANSTON ILLINOIS
Do not blindly support HR40 and Evanston Reparations without hearing the other side that the [mainstream] media won’t cover. [Thereby] setting the record straight as to why many around the country DO NOT support neither HR40 as is – nor Evanston Reparations. And also why some support both with much allegiance. How is sixteen people receiving home improvements considered a “successful” Reparations program? [By] citing sources and using visuals and audio clips, I am breaking down the questions surrounding both HR40 and Evanston Reparations.
[I am speaking] from whether or not the first Evanston Reparations’ sixteen recipients were pre-selected prior to the official Bingo lottery drawing – to the recipients’ $25,000 cash being sent to a white-led organization – but NEVER to the recipients; to trying to figure out where the money is; to how Reparations turned into a housing program over direct cash payments; to how Evanston Reparations is watering down Reparations across the country; to whether or not Black people born in America whom are descendants of Slaves brought against their will in shackles and chains will qualify for the Federal Reparations program based on the principles of FirstRepair, NAARC, and N’COBRA’s multi-tier qualification plan (?) if they are appointed to the HR40 commission; and to why they [NAARC and N’COBRA] plan to send a percentage of the Federal Reparations funds to Africa.
I Repeat This – So You Can Hear This: NAARC and N’COBRA plan to send a percentage of our Federal Reparations funds to Africa!!! A multi-tier qualification plan? Who would be on these tiers? Just American Freedmen? For What?
Chuck Lewis, [billionaire] sponsor behind FirstRepair, says: “We’re so interested in local reparations, not slavery reparations, because it’s proximate, it’s close by in terms of geography and time.” Dr. Martin Luther King said: “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
This video may never really reach the light of day to inform the masses, but I just wanted it documented somewhere that NOT ALL Black people in Evanston and around the country have the same mentality that strongly supports Evanston Reparations and [the Federal bill] HR40 as is. While I strongly disagree with Robin Rue Simmons for watering down Reparations across the country – I do believe that she is a phenomenal Black woman in that she has the world sitting down at the table to have real conversations about Reparations. And she made me believe that its wonderful accomplishment could be possible one day.
But – as of right now, the way Evanston Reparations rolled out and then listening to Kamm Howard discuss HR40 for the Federal program – I [now] believe Reparations is just a unicorn in the sky that will only serve a selected few. I do not agree that a housing program should be Black people’s Reparations. I stand strong and solid on this! Direct cash payments, wiping out debt so Black Americans [can] have a clean slate, and/or free healthcare are just some [of the discussed] ideas.
Regardless – a social program should not be forced upon Black people to accept as their Reparations the way Evanston [has] dictated. Watch this video [posted above] to hear the truth of what happened in Evanston.
END OF STATEMENT
To listen for yourself to Kamm Howard of Reparations United, NAARC, and FirstRepair discuss HR40 and the qualifications for the Federal program, please listen to this mp3 link recorded from Lafeare Ward’s Twitter space:
Twitter Recording Credit: @Feardis11 and @BlaccseedAmericanFreedmen
Sources for this Evanston Live TV YouTube video: City of Evanston Government YouTube Channel – Evanston Reparations Committee – The Washington Post – CPAH (Community Partners for Affordable Housing) – FirstRepair Of Evanston – ABC 7 News Chicago.
OOPS!!! I found one more on Evanston Reparations:
This is Legacy Evanston native Craig Wimberly. Sounding Off! He is the Illinois Circuit Court Deputy Chief Information Officer, and long-time member of the C.O.A.L Organization (coalchicago.com). Questioning: “If a recipient does not use all of the $25,000 on home improvements – who pockets the remaining funds?”
Family – it is time to wake up and shut this hustle down.
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