CHATTEL SLAVERY WAS A
100% TAX ON AN ENSLAVED PERSON'S LABOR!
IN 1860 ENSLAVED AFRICANS WERE VALUED AT 16-20% OF TOTAL U.S. WEALTH. IN 2016 DOLLARS, THAT WAS ESTIMATED TO BE APPROXIMATELY $15.5 TRILLION.
344 years behind in a race and get ahead or catch up—unless something special is done. We’ve had special treatment in the negative sense for 344 years. Now we’ve got to get special treatment in tKing Jr., 1964 —
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JOIN BBEC’S DATABASE TODAY AND BECOME A SUPPORTER
Take two (2) minutes and input your information into the BBEC database. A database of Black-owned businesses is crucial to BBEC’s advocacy. We must collectively step out of the shadows into the light! A big part of our stepping into the light together is the creation of a BBEC database. Please ask 10 or more businesses in your network to take 2 minutes of their time to add their information to the BBEC database as soon as possible. Tell them to make sure they answer 'YES' to list me as a supporter. BBEC is working hard to facilitate the delivery of economic resources to Black communities across America. We need your support!
CONVENE A LOCAL BBEC COMMITTEE IN YOUR CITY
Take two (2) minutes and sign up to be a local organizer. BBEC is looking for 3-5 like-minded individuals in each of America’s 50 states to convene local organizing committees. We must collectively step out of the shadows into the light! A big part of our stepping into the light together is the creation of local committees across America. We cannot do this alone, so roll up your sleeves and commit 4-8 hours per week organizing your local community around the issue of Black business empowerment. When inputting your information in the database, be sure answer 'YES' to list me as a supporter and contact me regarding convening a local BBEC committee. We need your support!
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SEND A LETTER TO THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS
BBEC is concerned that the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) did not represent the Black community well as Congress negotiated the funding of Coronavirus relief efforts. Please read our partner’s full analysis of the CBC's 'ASK' and if you agree with the analysis, download the template letter and send it to the CBC or write your own letter to let them know they will be held accountable for their actions and/ or inaction. BBEC wants to know, are they the Congressional Black Caucus or the Congressional Minority Caucus?
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