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Re-Building Black Wall Street

BrickTwentyTwo Productions, Inc. is a non-profit Community Organization aimed at progressing the lives of African-Americans.

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BrickTwentyTwo Productions, Inc. is a non-profit Community Organization aimed at progressing the lives of African-Americans as it pertains to education, mental health, financial literacy, careers/employment, spirituality, civil rights, self-love, black history, and behavior. ​ We are aiming to rebuild Black Wall Street in every state. The problems we will solve include poverty amongst African-Americans (especially veterans), poor education and graduation rates, unemployment and lack of financial literacy, lack of access to quality health care and services, and lack of trust between law enforcement and the African-American community. BrickTwentyTwo Park's plans can solve these issues, building multiple thriving communities across the country - and using revenue from the Park to help revitalize other struggling areas that are densely populated with African-Americans. 

We are seeking funding because we can't do this on our own, and we are not receiving enough donations from the community (in the past year, we've raised $600). We are always looking at the prices of land for sale - but they sell pretty quickly - and this would be the first step in how we spend the funding. We have created several other projects and events to help bring in revenue, but COVID-19 is denying us the opportunity. 

BrickTwentyTwo Productions, Inc is run by the Founder & CEO. COVID-19 has deprived our organization of events, meaning no revenue, which has led to no employees. 

We need all the support we can get. This is a HUGE project that will benefit MILLIONS of African-Americans for generations to come. Rebuilding Black Wall Street is a start in closing the gap. 

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The Campaign FAQs

WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?

I care about the progression of blacks as it relates to finances, education, employment and community. To progress blacks isn’t to demote any other race in this country – the two has no correlation.  
 

WHY NOT DEVELOP THE HOOD INSTEAD?

There are already people who are developing the hood. What’s wrong with doing both? Why can’t we develop those areas AND build new areas? The goal is to build a B22 Park in every state – it’s ideal to start in Georgia. I have no problem with the next park being a development of the hood. Submit your suggestions to which areas you’re thinking about. 
 

HOW DOES THIS HELP BLACK PEOPLE?

Per the Community Development Project Proposal (under 'DOCUMENTS'), B22 Park's objectives are to:
 
  1. Build better housing for African Americans, thus decreasing the percentage of poverty amongst African Americans, especially veterans.
  2. Build and stabilize proper education for African American kids, thus decreasing the percentage of failing kids and increasing the percentage of graduates.
  3. Establish financial literacy and jobs in the African American community, thus decreasing poverty and increasing the employment rate.
  4. Establish healthcare in the African American community, thus improving access to quality health care and services.
  5. Establish quality public safety, thus improving and re-building the trust between African Americans and law enforcement. 


These are all the key elements that create a thriving people. 

 

HOW DOES THIS HELP EVERYONE?

My responsibility, as it’s not a political stance, doesn’t reside with everyone. I’m here to progress a group of people that’s been oppressed for far too long. I guess the biggest question would be . . . how does this HURT everyone/anyone? The answer to that is – it doesn’t. It hurts no one. 
 
WHAT IF BLACKS DON'T WANT TO MOVE?
It’s true that many are comfortable with where they are. They see nothing wrong. However, they don’t speak for the millions who aren’t complacent and stagnant. B22 Park is an initiative for progression. Only those who want that will move and/or support. Personally, I’m not going to force anyone to uplift their lives for better. My job is to place this opportunity in front of them. It’s up to them to accept or decline. 
 

WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF THIS?

A sense of pride, purpose, service and accomplishment; sometimes, we don’t need a politician to get the job done, or to even start it off for us.  Most, if not all, true leaders that we need aren’t in a political office, and we rarely put them in there. The true leaders that we need are the ones that look, talk and act like you and me (regular folk). True leaders aren’t always “polished”.  They’re flawed people with good hearts, even better intentions, uncontrolled visions, and immeasurable ambition. No matter the race, we have them in every community – we simply look past them.  

We need to learn how to depend on ourselves FIRST in multitude.  
 

WHAT MAKES YOU FIT TO DO THIS?

  • Who exactly are you waiting on?
  • What trend are you waiting to follow?
  • If not me, then who? If not now, then when?
  • What qualifications does a person need in order to progress their people?

 

WHY ARE YOU ASKING FROM INDIVIDUALS? AREN'T THERE GRANTS AND LOANS THAT YOU CAN GET INSTEAD? ISN'T THE GOVERNMENT SUPPOSE TO HELP BUILD THAT?

​You want reparations, but don't want to assist in repairing from within where you can in ADDITION to that? I don't understand. African-Americans actually spend billions of dollar per year, and many of the things we buy are frivolous OR white labels/brands. You can save $60 easily by:
  • not eating out for a month,
  • not going to that party this weekend,
  • not buying those J's next quarter when they drop,
  • not buying that Apple/Samsung product at the moment,
  • waiting another time to go to that concert or get cheaper seats,
  • getting a shorter inch bundle,
  • not buying so many lashes,
  • not getting your nails done this month, etc.

There's so many things that aren't needed for survival that we can give up for a month in order to donate $60. Is it too much to ask for unity in a GOOD cause? If the people wanted to, I can raise $3B in less than a month and start construction before the end of the year. It could all be so simple. It is simple. This is obtainable. I know I can't be the only one out there that feels this way. 

Yes, there are grants and loans out there. However, they're not guaranteed and you have to remember that racism (in all its glory and many different forms) is still alive and thriving. How many grants and loans are realistically going to be given to me in order to build something like this for African-Americans? A few, but not even enough to buy and clear the land. Why do I have to depend on the government to do something that I (we) can do. I depend on the government for other things like . . . equality and justice. 

We must learn what the government's job is. It's not to "BUILD" something like this for US. The government (local, state and partially (minimum) federal) comes in after it's built. They're suppose to contribute to schools, public safety, health care and recreation. Look at your poor black areas. You see just how much have contributed, right? Right. That's why I'm here.  
 

THIS IS A BIG PROJECT, WHAT'S THE COMPLETION DATE ON THIS? HOW MANY CONTRACTORS?

There are over 300 architects AND construction companies that I can hire - with many being black. There are (26) individual projects in this community (not including the estate). I will be hiring (3) architects AND contractors PER project so that multiple buildings can go up at the same time. For the estate, I will be hiring at least (10) contractors AND interior designers. 

All hires will collaborate with each other so that no one is on top of each other. 

Due to the fact that we are never sure about the weather, it's hard to say when this will be completed. But with multiple contractors working on different projects, the majority of the community should be completed within 16-24 months. That's why the FY Budget starts in 2021. I want everything built RIGHT and up to code, therefore this community will NOT be rushed.  

A more accurate time frame can be given after hiring contractors and architects. 
 

WHAT DOES YOUR TEAM CURRENTLY LOOK LIKE? DO YOU NEED HELP?

Myself and Danielle (her only duty will be to write grant proposals for the organization). I have no one else to help. No one wants to assist because there are no funds to compensate them for their time - which I can understand (who wants to work for free??). All funds and resources used thus far has been my own from being a full-time employee. 

It would be nice to have another member on the team. If you're interested and have the understanding that you will not be compensated AS OF RIGHT NOW, then please fill out this form: JOIN. 
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