In order for Blacks to come up from their dismal economic plight, we must demand the U.S. government pay us what they owe us. Money is not everything, but like following God and breathing oxygen, it’s next in priority. Check your bank account.
Thousands will die this year due to a lack of money to pay for medicine and/or medical expenses. Thousands will go to jail or prison due to a lack of money to pay for good legal representation, therefore leaving behind children who will enter the foster care system. Many times, these children will never be able to reconnect with their biological parents. Last but not least, there will be more divorces, more bedroom turmoil, and more will join the homelessness status—all because of a lack of money.
If you think it’s bad now, fast-forward to when these folks who divorce during these hard times reach age 65 (retirement age). If Social Security is still intact, with the husband’s and wife’s check together, it will barely be enough to keep a roof over their heads, with nothing left for any form of recreational activities.
Let’s get real. Years back, many people had jobs that offered a good retirement plan. In Los Angeles and surrounding areas, there were jobs like: GMAC, Good Year Tire, and many large aircraft companies, etc. Many Blacks worked for the city, county, state, and federal government—however, take notice that as the Blacks retired from these institutions/agencies, they were not replaced with another Black person. Don’t take my word for it, go to any government building and look around and see who’s employed. You won’t see too many Black people, even in the courthouse.
What’s due Blacks from the 1865 treaty is more than money. It includes: free education, free medical care, ownership of casinos, land, and much more. Unlike others who have received their reparations, we have to fight to get what’s due us in the higher court systems. If and when we run out of money, the fight is over—and the system counts on us running out of money. We are in the Court of Appeal for the 1865 Black Indian Lawsuit, a lawsuit that has been funded by The Harvest Institute/Black Freedmen Foundation, and a few of Dr. Claud Anderson’s friends. I pray that the funds do not run out because we have come too far to quit now. If you care to help, please send funds to The Harvest Institute, 623 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 or e-mail: [email protected].
In the county of Los Angeles, the numbers for Blacks is approximately 8.7 percent, Latinos 40 percent, with Whites 29.1 percent, and our business ownership and median income is far less than the other ethnic groups. With this being said, our only hope is to pull together in every way. There is no room for division. We are outnumbered in every way, numerically, in business ownership, and median household income. Therefore, it is critical now more than ever for Blacks to have a united front on economic issues.
Dr. Rosie Milligan, Internet Talk-Show Host, owner of Professional Business/Management Consulting Service, Estate Planner, author of Black America Faces Economic Crisis: Solutions Made Simple and Departing This Life Preparations: Everything You Need To Know. 1425 W. Manchester Avenue, Ste. B, Los Angeles, California 90047. Phone (323) 750-3592; e-mail [email protected]; Web site: www.Drrosie.com.