Please excuse the mature language, aggressiveness, or anything else in this post that may somehow offend you, but to put in the simplest terms “I’m bout to go in.” Providing this information in a mature “professional” manner is extremely hard giving my feelings on this topic. I will try my to convey my feelings in the most mature way possible however you’ve been warned. If you find any vulgarity stated below that may offend you please note this MY personal opinion (as well as MY blog) and bypass the post and proceed directly to link, for what is happening needs to be acknowledged. Good Day.
Now this is some Capital Bullshit and is just out right wrong! The efforts and collaboration of the community that made Leimert Park Station possible let me first say were remarkable. Being that the common sterotype tossed around is as a community “We” can never come together and get anything done, not only did we do so, but we did it within “their” terms. Meaning we went through the “red tape” process that the City use to gripe about city plans. As a community we came together in numbers, organized, attend several HOURLY, BORING Metro meetings (where I first hand witnessed Metro and City Officials rudeness in its entirely, where they encourage the community to attend these boring ass meetings and then treat them like shit and disregard the public’s opinions, and are clearly only there because as PUBLIC OFFICIALS they have to ACT like they care about the public’s opinion) went back re-organized, attended more meetings, dealt with the unprofessional-ism within the City and Metro, had to accepted delayed promised responses and and after months and months of this finally prevailed and now you want to kick us out, let me say it again, OHH HHHHELL NO!
I REFUSE TO ALLOW ANOTHER BLACK WALL STREET
HELL NO WE WON’T GO!!
A number of Black businesses in the LPV have been notified that their leases won’t be renewed suddenly after confirmation of a station. We did this, we fought for this station and now that its happening we’re being removed from the equation!……I literally just have to pause because I just almost teared up from the anger writing this is bringing me. I mean damn its 2013, Can we live, can we just live? Can we have something, just something without it being taken away, copied, white-washed or I believe term being thrown around “Pop-Cultured.”, example, given Michael Jackson was never accepted as much in white america would he still be the king of pop or maybe just another R&B singer? Naw, its not Pop Culture is Black Culture that everyone else wants to be apart of, and doing what America does best stealing shit right from up under you and renaming it, AND then wearing it like they created it.
Sorry! Regaining composure…
“One such business in Jinga Jinga at 3347 1/2 W. 43rd Place. “It’s not an eviction,” said Nate-El. “They’re not renewing our lease. They are forcing us out. They retake the premises when the lease is up. My lease is up in October.”
This topic, situation, whatever you want to call it, really bothers me because that the fact we have to go through so much to enjoy the simple pleasures found in so many other places is just ridiculous in this day and age. The Westside, North Central LA, Chinatown, Koretown, Little Tokyo, shit even the Hispanics on the Eastside are allowed to enjoy the amenities of their culture and way of life within they’re communities and often have better amenities than we of South LA do.
“Obinne Emmanuel Onyeador, owner of African Heritage & Antique Collection at 4340 Degnan Blvd., doesn’t know when he will have to move because he hasn’t been contacted by the new owner. “We don’t know yet,” said Onyeador, who has been at the location seven years. “They haven’t told us anything.”
This is information is just coming to me so at this very moment I do not have a “Plan for Action” but directly after posting this I will be reaching out to community leaders and finding out our next move. Much more is to come out of SouthLA as I am a firm believer of “Don’t state a problem with out a Solution.” So if I myself have to become the Damien Goodmen of this situation I will without a doubt because I refuse to live a Black Wall Street situation.
“Hendrix noted that the area is a destination for tourists. “We have the highest concentration of Black businesses [in the city],” she said. “People want to see where African Americans live.”
Please don’t wait untill theres a Pinkberry, a Starbucks or whatever else may represent white/jew america before you start to care. And please, please understand none of this is intend to be racist or demean any other culture or race, I definitely do indulge in white/jew america and so like so many other idiots pay $5 for some coffee flavored drink from time to time however when I’m in Leimert Park I want to be emerge in my culture, being that’s really the only place on the entire WEST COAST like it.