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19 Families Bought Over 90 Acres of Land to Build the Next 'Black Wall Street'

Over the last few months, Black people have proven to be resilient in the face of adversities, especially when it comes to working together to better our communities. The work to improve our economy starts within our own communities as we strive to progress under systems that weren’t initially designed for us to succeed. To rewrite our narratives, 19 Black families banned together to recreate what has the potential to be the new Black Wall Street in Toomsboro, Georgia, according to Because of Them We Can . View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Freedom Georgia Initiative (@freedomga2020) Seeing the lack of safe and secure spaces for Black people inspired these families to develop a viable solution to having more self-sustaining communities where businesses, consumers, and entrepreneurs can all flourish. Reports from BOTWC stated that realtor Ashley Scott — a native of Stonecrest, Georgia — was fed up with the country’s conditions after witnessing the murder of Ahmaud...

Njera Perkins

Aug 28, 2020