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BLACK Wall STREET

This is the kind of thing that ‘Distractions’ cause one to ‘Forget’ ~ What happened to Black Wall Street on JUNE 1, 1921?

The name fittingly given to one of the most affluent All-BLACK Communities in America, was bombed from the air and Burned to the ground by mobs of envious Whites.

In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving Black Business District in northern Tulsa lay smoldering β€” a model Community destroyed and a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.

The Night’s Carnage left some 3,000 African Americans Dead and over 600 Successful Businesses Lost.

Among these were 21 Churches, 21 Restaurants, 30 Grocery Stores and 2 Movie Theaters, plus A Hospital, A Bank, a Post Office, Libraries, Schools, Law Offices, a half dozen Private Airplanes and even A Bus System.
As could have been expected, the impetus behind it all was the infamous Ku Klux Klan, working in consort with
Ranking City Officials and many other Sympathizers.

The best description of BLACK WALL STREET, or Little Africa as it was also known, would be to compare it to a mini — Berverly Hills.

It was the golden door of the BLACK Community during the early 1900’s, and it proved that African Americans
could create a successful infrastructure.

That’s What BLACK WALLSTREET, Was All About.

The Dollar circulated 36 to 100 Times, sometimes taking a year for currency to leave the Community.

Now a Dollar leaves the BLACK Community in 15-minutes.
As Far As Resources, there were Ph.D.’s residing in Little Africa, BLACK Attorneys and Doctors.

One Doctor was Dr. Berry who owned the Bus System. His average income was $500 a Day, a hefty pocket change in 1910.

It was a time when the entire State of Oklahoma had only 2 Airports, yet 6 BLACKS, Owned their own Planes.
It was a very Fascinating Community.

The mainstay of the Community was to educate every child.

Nepotism was the one word they Believed in. And that’s what we need to get back to.

The main thoroughfare was Greenwood Avenue, and it was intersected by Archer and Pine Streets.
From the First Letters in each of those Three Names you get G.A.P. And that’s where the renowned R&B Music
Group The GAP Band got its name. They’re From Tulsa.

BLACK WALLSTREET was a prime example of the typical, BLACK Community in America that did businesses, but it was in an unusual location.

You See, At The Time, Oklahoma was set aside to be a BLACK and Indian State.

There were over 28 BLACK Townships there. One third of the People who traveled in the terrifying “Trail of Tears” along side the Indians between 1830 and 1842 were BLACK People.

The Citizens of this proposed Indian and BLACK State chose A BLACK Governor, A Treasurer from Kansas named McDade.
But the Ku Klux Klan said that if he assumed Office they’d Kill Him within 48 hours. A lot of BLACKS owned Farmland, and many of them had gone into the Oil Business. The Community was so tight and Wealthy because they traded Dollars hand-to-hand, and because they were dependent upon one another as a result of the Jim Crow Laws.

It was not unusual that if a Resident’s Home accidentally Burned down, it could be rebuilt within a few weeks by Neighbors.
This was the type of scenario that was going on Day-to-Day on BLACK WALL STREET.

When BLACK’s intermarried into the Indian Culture, some of them received their promised ’40 Acres and A Mule’
and with that came whatever Oil was later found on the Properties.

~Herc O-G 🙌

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CHOCOLATE SOCRATES

It is a sad thought to know that the more we become “awake” and conscious of who we are, the more we feel less capable to sustain the current lifestyles we live. We have out grown our society, to such an extent that to live in it, is to be isolated from it. Because we no longer have a need of it. We the “awake” the “conscious”, people do not delight in the state of things as they are. We want more out of this existence, we want to feel more, live more, smile more, laugh more. We’d rather be Alive than dead. The 9-5 job is not enough. The divisions created by race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, etc are such a bore, we are done being entertained by ignorance. How is it that, being aware of who one is should make one feel alone in this world, as if it is a curse to know oneself. This should not be, if this is how it is, we should create a new world or rather a better existence for those of us who have escaped. Now all is possible, in this life. All can be done, as all can be made real by thought alone. The reality of our thoughts imagined within the world will be just as real.
We can set the system against itself, like how countries put their people against themselves by way of “civil war.” Yet our war will be with thought, and our power will be in numbers, our tool will be money, and our advantage with money will be the uselessness of it till it meets our end.
We will gain favor by our purpose; our established meaning, our uniformity and our will to make others and ourselves happy. We will fashion for ourselves new identities; since our identity will be devoid of any worldly purpose, our pursuits will reach the heavens!
Therefore let us come together, you and I, let us create great things. I have thoughts, you have thoughts, let us share them. All this education we possess, and for what, but to be made low by a system that no longer deserves our participation! For the devil and Christ have come down for us, to exert power over us, and the rule of money and thought and government and law and religion too have attempted to exert power over us, but no longer should it. Let us do away with it all. We are not lawless, we need not fear death. We will save ourselves from ourselves. At last let us seek power for ourselves, power in our humanity, power in our sheer “nothingness”. Together we will make LOVE our new commandment.
Courtesy of Chocolate Socrates..
Now each one teach one👌💃

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