Despite the Civil Rights Movement led by Dr. King and the changes to the American Democracy that promised to be more inclusive, Black Americans in Poverty continue to be stigmatized and spoken for in systems of "We Know Best Politics" where little can be said to counter those ideologies. We HAVE A DREAM that we will realize Dr. King's Dream in South Bend and that will catch fire so Black Americans everywhere can find renewed hope. The first step is to consolidate our voice. Please hear us. Please listen. This starts now.
"We have also come to this hallowed spot (my lord) to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."
Excerpt from Speech by the Rev. MARTIN LUTHER KING
At the "March on Washington" (Copyright 1963, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.)
SADLY THESE WORDS SPOKEN OVER 50 YEARS AGO COULDN'T BE MORE RELEVANT TO OUR PLIGHT TODAY!
join us to realize the Dream.
BlackTavists is now part of a National Movement, We are now Black Lives Matter South Bend! Thank you Dr. Melina Abdulah for the inspiration and wisdom.
June 23rd, 2019
Black Lives Matter/Justice for SB
Town Hall w/ South Bend Mayor and Chief of Police
Every Major Civil Rights Issue Impacting Black Americans Can Be Found in Our City.
"Only reason your seeing it now is because the Mayor's running for President."
- Blu Casey, South Bend activist, sharing with the Nation the challenges in South Bend for the Black residents that have been ignored for generations (CNN).
We were told for years a false narrative that has been proven to be just lies:
Mayor Pete sold us a plan that would help reduce crime and stop the deterioration of communities by assisting in new resources. Instead he creates a "targeted plan" aimed at tearing down the properties in our poorest communities for "Large Scale Infill Development." Help us end what has been an assault on black communities to raise property values in their "Conservation" and "Stabilization" areas.
Lead Map for Troubled Communities, South Bend is now one of 9 communities in the United States on Rueters list of troubled communities. You will notice if you pull up South Bend the community in the previous post as being 6x higher than FLINT! All High Lead Concentrations are in the large scale demolition areas.