Black Wall Street
WittYou™ has committed to alliances which focus on rebuilding Black Wall Streets across America. Previously and presently, violence has been the preferred method to suppress Black progress. WittYou™ cannot be burned down. Digital platforms are not susceptible to fire or other acts of violence.
WittYou™ is a social media platform and digital engine which can add to the stability and longevity of Black Wall Streets.
When people empower WittYou™, we then have the ability to reciprocate by empowering the collective.
It is imperative that Blacks in America and abroad successfully compete at every level of human accomplishment, including the total spectrum of business enterprise.
BLACK WALL STREET HISTORY
Black Wall Street, former byname of the Greenwood neighbourhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where in the early 20th century African Americans had created a self-sufficient prosperous business district. The term Black Wall Street was used until the Tulsa race riot of 1921. The name has also been applied more generally to districts of African American high economic activity.
Historically, African Americans worked mainly as servants in Tulsa, where they developed their own insular society with its own economy. Black businesses clustered on the strip of land that would become Greenwood in 1905, when African Americans acquired the land. Businesses included a grocery store and a barbershop. Doctors and real estate agents opened their own businesses. The neighbourhood also had its own newspaper and schools.
Black Wall Street was thriving at the time of the Tulsa race riot of 1921. The riot, however, took a heavy financial toll on African Americans. Many homes and businesses were destroyed. Moreover, following the riot, residents of Greenwood met resistance to rebuild. Nonetheless, African American professionals and entrepreneurs slowly began to rebuild. Lawyers offered legal assistance to African Americans jailed in the riots and helped them sue the city for compensation. A massive reconstruction of the district was completed in 1922, only one year after the riot and without the help of the greater Tulsa community. Eighty businesses were opened by the end of 1922.
The community thrived throughout the first half of the century, even during the Great Depression. In addition to the usual businesses, the area formerly known as Black Wall Street contained a business college and the reopened offices of the African American newspaper. Many middle- and upper-class African Americans lived there. In addition, it provided the backbone for greater civic and political participation by Tulsa’s African American residents.
By the end of the 1950s, however, more than half of the businesses had closed. Desegregation allowed the entry of businesses owned by whites, while increasing numbers of African Americans in the community invested in entities outside Greenwood. By 1961, 90 percent of African American income in Tulsa was spent outside of the Greenwood district.
In addition to Tulsa there were other cities which promoted and allowed murderous, massive destruction of progressive and prosperous Black communities including: Elaine, Arkansas, East St. Louis, New York City, Knoxville, Tennessee ,Washington, D.C. ,Rosewood Florida, Chicago, Atlanta, Wilmington, and more.
The time has arrived for Black people in America to embrace a mindset that shifts away from self-denial to self-empowerment. WittYou™ is part of the economic eco-system that enables and sustains Black economics. Our endeavor is to be part of the economic fortification of Black Wall Streets throughout North America and internationally. The founders of WittYou™ understand the enormous challenges which lies ahead.
If Blacks in America are to realize meaningful change, a paradigm shift in mindsets which uplifts, promotes, and protects self must now become dominate.
We understand the giant social media platforms transact billions in revenue each month. We also have witnessed how Blacks inside and outside North America have disproportionately contributed to those social media giants overwhelming success engineering global monopolies and calculated hemispheric domination.
Wittyou™ is 100% African American owned. We are campaigning for Blacks and those that celebrate the culture to support our growth becoming a viable social media platform. Token handouts from other platforms are just that, tokens. Therefore, we are not unrealistically asking for an exodus from the social media platform you frequent, but we are asking that you add WittYou™ to your social media palette and usage.
In and of itself, the creation, development, and sustainability of WittYou™ is a social statement.
Join and become a member/user of the WittYou platform. Tell your friends and family to tell a friend and family member. Show the world that African-Americans and Blacks worldwide can come together right now with technology and as a community that no man can put asunder.
This is a critical point in time and we all must come to majority agreement that BLACK LIVES MATTER, now and everyday going forward.
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