National Day of Car Protests planned for Saturday, May 16

ON SATURDAY, MAY 16th, join a caravan of reparations activists in Boston or New York who will surround JP Morgan Chase banks around the country and demand reparations to the black community for its profiteering from the COVID-19 pandemic, ties to the prison industry and its ties to slavery. All you need is a car or a bike, we will provide you with banners.

  • IF YOU ARE SICK OF THE CORPORATE BAILOUTS for the white ruling class banks on Wall Street while the black community is dying at disproportionately high rates from coronavirus, JOIN US.
  • IF YOU ARE SICK OF CAPITALISM built on exploitation of African and colonized workers with no accountability from the ones most responsible for their ongoing oppression, JOIN US

We’re taking to the streets to MAKE SOME NOISE in a social-distance-friendly car & bike protest through the financial districts in the target cities past these bloodsucker institutions. Honk your horn or ride your bike.

MAY 16, SATURDAY: Click on your city below to register

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WE DEMAND:
1.  JP Morgan Chase must pay reparations to the black community for their historic role in slavery, prisons and colonialism.
2.  Jamie Dimon, CEO, must write a check to the African People’s Education and Defense Fund, earmarked for the Black Power Blueprint. (blackpowerblueprint.org)

This action is sponsored by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and its “Make Wall Street Pay Reparations” campaign. USM is an organization of white people in solidarity with Black Power under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party.

Download and print these graphics to hang on your car, or on your back if you’re on a bike:

Register for Zoom Webinar on “Make Wall Street Pay Reparations” the night before the Car Protests


On Friday May 15th, 7pm EST join USM’s national zoom webinar the night before the protests to hear Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party speak on this campaign to Make Wall Street Pay Reparations and how this day of car protests is connected to the larger campaign to demand reparations from all CEOs of parasitic capitalism. Register to receive the zoom link at tinyurl.com/MakeWallStreetPay

A movement is rising.

We are coming for the parasitic capitalist billionaires who have built their fortunes on the stolen wealth, labor and resources of African people in the U.S. and around the world! These criminals are getting away with murder, literally. But not for long. We call on the white community to join this movement under the leadership of the African Revolution as a revolutionary stand for social and economic justice.

WE DEMAND:

    • The Wall Street bankers, corporate CEOs and capitalist elite must pay reparations to the black community inside the U.S. and around the world for their history and ongoing profiting from the enslavement, imprisonment and colonization of African people and the theft of their resources.
    • The 43,000 millionaires who received a $1.7 million tax break from the CARES Act must turn those resources over as reparations to the African community. They should make their checks out to the African People’s Education and Defense Fund, earmarked for the Black Power Blueprint Project in St. Louis, Missouri, the visionary, economic program of the African liberation movement.

Join the campaign to ignite a political firestorm to demand reparations from the moneyed sector of parasitic capitalism who are profiting from the colonial COVID-19 pandemic, raking in trillions of dollars from government bailouts while African people are dying at genocidal rates.

Make them pay!

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What do we mean by “reparations”?

Reparations is not a favor, an act of charity or a payoff. We are demanding for the moneyed sector of parasitic capitalism to pay reparations to the African community through a substantial capital infusion into the Black Power Blueprint project in St. Louis, Missouri, one of the many economic development programs of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund, a 501c3 non-profit organization led by the black working class.

 

 

The Black Power Blueprint is spearheaded by Ona Zene Yeshitela, the President of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund.  It is a multi-faceted development initiative that has encompassed the renovation of an abandoned building into a vibrant community center, the creation of a black community marketplace, and a community garden.

Plans for a basketball court, a community commercial kitchen and more are in the development stage. It is a positive response to gentrification, based on the principle of African self-determination, political and economic power in the hands of the African working class. 

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Jeffrey Bezos, CEO of Amazon (@jeffbesoz | @amazon)

  • HQ: Seattle, WA
  • Company net worth $160.47 billion, world’s largest retailer
  • Bezos is the richest man alive, net worth $130 billion
  • His wealth has increased $25 billion during the coronavirus pandemic, a sum of money larger than the GDP of Honduras. Africans are dying with Covid-19, while he’s getting richer. (Source).
  •  In March 2020 at a facility in Staten Island, African worker Chris Smalls organized a walkout of the intolerable conditions to demand better treatment. He was then fired and had a slander campaign made against him by Amazon. (Source)
  • Amazon secured a $600 million contract with the CIA to use voice recordings from Amazon Echo for warrants or subpoenas. They supplied facial recognition support to law enforcement. (Source)
  • Amazon owns Whole Foods, which in 2015 was exposed for profiting from prison-labor made cheese and tilapia fish farms by inmates at Colorado Correctional Industries. They were paid $0.74 per day of full time labor milking and herding goats and constructing fish tanks. (Source)
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bezos solicized public donations, including from Amazon workers, to pay for the workers’ “Amazon Relief Fund” to which workers have to apply in order to get paid leave. (Source).
  • Amazon subjects its workers to unsanitary and abusive working conditions with no PPE, no paid sick leave for workers even if they are infected with COVID-19, and ignores workers’ pleas for a safer environment (Source).
  • Amazon forced mandatory overtime on employees who were already sick to keep up with the demand of online orders, and paid them only $2 more per hour (source)

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase 

  • HQ: New York City
  • Company net worth $2.38 Trillion; Dimon net worth $1.3 billion
  • #1 largest bank in America
  • JP Morgan Chase was among the banks to receive bailout funds amounting to trillions of dollars from the CARES Act. The top four banks, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Bank of America, collectively made $10 billion from fees processing loans from the small business aid alloted by the CARES Act . The majority of those loans went to big businesses. Almost none went to African businesses. (Source)
  • Between 1834 and 1861, JP Morgan’s predecessor bank Citizens Bank of Louisiana accepted thousands of enslaved Africans as collateral on loans. The bank would take ownership of the enslaved Africans as property when plantation owners defaulted on their loans (Source)
  • JP Morgan Chase has been a major investor in the private prison industry, profiting from the mass incarceration of African people.  An April 2018 report revealed that JPMorgan Chase was the largest lender to private prison corporations, GEO Group and CoreCivic, holding $254 million in their debt as of June 2017. JPMorgan underwrote another $159.5 million bond for CoreCivic to finance the construction of a 2,432-bed corrections facility in Kansas. (Source)
  • James Dimon gets rich from their employees dying of Covid-19 or other illness: JP Morgan owns Bank-Owned Life Insurance policies (BOLI) that when their employees die, the death benefit pays to the corporate owner of the policy which is the bank, not the employee or their family. The bank owns $11.66 billion in BOLI assets (Source)
  • James Dimon pressured employees to come back to work even with coronavirus. Dozens openly had COVID-19 and were brought back to work on the trade floor. (Source)

Brian Moynihan, CEO Bank of America

  • HQ: Charlotte, NC
  • Company net worth $2.38 trillion, Moynihan net worth $68.4 million
  • 2nd largest bank in the US
  • Bank of America was founded in 1904 from a merger of predecessor companies who  enslaved Africans as “collateral” for loans given to slave-masters (Source)

 

  • Under the 2008 Obama bailouts, Bank of America received trillions of dollars of bailout money from the New York Federal Reserve that amounted to a total $29 trillion to U.S. and global banks. (Source)
  • Bank of America was among the banks to receive bailout funds amounting to trillions of dollars from the CARES Act. The top four banks, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Bank of America, collectively made $10 billion from fees processing loans from the small business aid alloted by the CARES Act . The majority of those loans went to big businesses. Almost none went to African businesses. (Source)
  • Getting rich from their employees dying of Covid-19 or other illness: owns Bank-Owned Life Insurance policies (BOLI) that when their employees die, the death benefit pays to the corporate owner of the policy which is the bank, not the employee or their family. Owns $22.55 billion in BOLI assets (Source)

Michael Corbat, CEO of Citibank @citibank @Citi

  • HQ: New York City
  • Company net worth $275.3 billion, Corbat net worth $25 million
  • 3rd largest bank in US
  • 200+ year track record of profiting from enslavement and parasitism. (source)
  • Their predecessor, National City Bank of New York, from 1800s on, profited from connections to sugar plantations in Cuba where Africans were enslaved by Spain (Ibid.)
  • In the 1870s Citibank’s predecessors profited from clients involved in overthrowing the government of Mexico (Ibid.)
  • Citibank from the looting of Haiti (Ibid.)
  • In 1915 Citibank lobbied for the invasion and looting of Haiti by the US Marines (Ibid.)
  • Citibank the theft of the Philippines (Ibid.)
  • Citibank colonial apartheid government of South Africa (Ibid.)
  • Citibank was among the banks to receive bailout funds amounting to trillions of dollars from the CARES Act. The top four banks, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Bank of America, collectively made $10 billion from fees processing loans from the small business aid alloted by the CARES Act . The majority of those loans went to big businesses. Almost none went to African businesses. (Source)
  • Getting rich from their employees dying of Covid-19 or other illness: owns Bank-Owned Life Insurance policies (BOLI) that when their employees die, the death benefit pays to the corporate owner of the policy which is the bank, not the employee or their family. Citibank owns $5.23 billion in BOLI assets. (Source)

Charles W. Scharf, CEO Wells Fargo @WellsFargo

  • HQ: San Francisco, CA
  • Company net worth $365 billion; Scharf net worth $39.6 Million
  • 4th largest bank in US
  • Wells Fargo acquired Wachovia in 2008. Wachovia’s predecessor organizations, Georgia Railroad and Banking Company and the Bank of Charleston, owned enslaved African people. (Source)
  • Records revealed that the Georgia Railroad and Banking Company owned at least 162 African enslaved people, and that the Bank of Charleston accepted at least 529 enslaved African people as collateral on mortgaged properties or loans. (Ibid.)
  • In Baltimore MD, Wells Fargo gave bad subprime, high-interest loans to Africans, singling them out (Source), called them “ghetto loans”, and referred to African people as “mud people” (Source), and forced hundreds of African families into foreclosure of their homes.
  • Loan officers received cash incentives to aggressively market subprime loans to Africans (source)
  • A top-producing subprime loan officer who is white is quoted: “We just went right after them… Wells Fargo mortgage had an emerging-markets unit that specifically targeted black churches, because it figured church leaders had a lot of influence and could convince congregants to take out subprime loans.” (Ibid.)
  • Wells Fargo participated in neocolonialism by hiring black people to call on black churches to further sell out their own community. 
  • Getting rich from their employees dying of Covid-19 or other illness: owns Bank-Owned Life Insurance policies (BOLI) that when their employees die, the death benefit pays to the corporate owner of the policy which is the bank, not the employee or their family. Wells Fargo owns $19 billion in BOLI assets (Source)
  • Wells Fargo was among the banks to receive bailout funds amounting to trillions of dollars from the CARES Act. The top four banks, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Bank of America, collectively made $10 billion from fees processing loans from the small business aid alloted by the CARES Act . The majority of those loans went to big businesses. Almost none went to African businesses. (Source)

  • Wells Fargo extended hundreds of millions of dollars in a revolving line of credit, term loans, and bonds to the two largest private prison and immigrant detention companies in the U.S.: CoreCivic and GEO Group. Wells Fargo was one of the investors who owned over one million shares in CoreCivic and GEO Group, dubbed as “The Million Shares Club.”  (Source)
  • Wells Fargo is one of seventeen banks who funded the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) on stolen Indigenous land. (Source)

Doug McMillon, CEO Walmart

  • HQ: Bentonville, AR
  • Company net worth $514 billion; McMillon net worth $100M, annual salary $22M.
  • Multinational corporation with 4500+ locations worldwide, over 2 million employees
  • Walmart is one of the big corporations benefiting from the Covid-19 pandemic. In the month of May they’re planning to hire 150,000 employees. (Source)
  • Hundreds of imperialist stores across Africa further participating in the denial of African people to control their own economy
  • Supports aggressive heavy-handed policing of African customers. In one case, employees even choked someone to death (Source)
  • Walmart assaults the local economy of black communities worldwide through capital extraction by destroying local African businesses.
  • Walmart has intimidated workers not to go on strike or unionize against their unlivable low wages, poor working conditions and lack of adequate healthcare.
  • Walmart is one of the companies that has been sending its workers, including African workers, into harm’s way, requiring them to work during the coronavirus pandemic and not providing them with PPE.
  • Walmart has kicked out African customers for wearing masks in the store during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source)
  • Walmart has been sued for anti-black hiring practices. (Source)

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla – @ElonMusk @SpaceX @Tesla

  • SpaceX Net worth $33.3 billion; Tesla net worth $100 billion; Musk net worth $40 billion
  • Since Covid-19 pandemic his net worth has increased nearly $6 billion. (Source)
  • Tesla has faced lawsuits from African former workers for racist harassment and abuse in the workplace. (Source)
  • Elon Musk’s solar company used panels made by prison slave labor for a big taxpayer-subsidized project. (Source)
  • Elon Musk is profiting from his tech industry companies built on stolen resources and labor from Africa, invested in imperial conquest of the solar system with private and commercial space flights to further colonize the galaxy.

Michael Neidorff, CEO Centene @Centene

  • HQ: St. Louis, MO
  • Company net worth $40 billion
  • Highest paid CEO in St. Louis with annual salary of over $26 million, which is around 383 times more than the average employee of his company. (Source)
  • Centene is a healthcare company worth billions of dollars, but none of that healthcare has ever reached the black community. Near 100% of all Covid-19 deaths in St. Louis are African people!
  • It’s a crime in itself for any white person to hoard millions of dollars in a city known for the “Delmar Divide”, the extreme wealth gap between the white and black communities with mansions on one side of the street and boarded up homes on the other. In St Louis, African people live off $5 a day, are heavily policed such as the murder of Mike Brown in nearby Ferguson, and have no economic development programs– except for what the Black Power Blueprint is building for the community.
  • Neidorff owes reparations directly to the Black Power Blueprint! 

George Zoley, CEO of GEO Group @WeAreGEO

  • HQ Location: Boca Raton, FL
  • Company net worth $2 billion; Zoley’s net worth $44.5 million
  • Zoley is the CEO of GEO Group ,one of the two largest private prison companies in the country who run prisons throughout the U.S. as well as in Australia, United Kingdom and South Africa/Azania.
  • GEO is an ICE contractor. Zoley profits from the global business of locking up colonized people in prisons and detention centers.

 

  • In the private prisons and immigration detention centers that Zoley profits from, inmates are caged like animals in standing-room-only cells, have no access to showers, are sick with Covid-19 and have no access to healthcare. This is genocide! (Source)
  • Zoley participated in the task force of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) that pushed bills that lengthened time in prison, such as “three strikes” legislation, as models for states to adopt across the nation. 
  • GEO Group has negotiated contracts with government agencies to arrange population quotas. These quotas guarantee a base number of prisoners the agency will fund. (Source)
  • Zoley donated $250,000 to Trump’s campaign for president. (Source)

Trump / Biden   @realDonaldTrump @JoeBiden

  • Two front-runners for the position of CEO in the world’s largest global criminal enterprise founded on the enslavement of African people and the theft of the indigenous people’s land of Turtle Island.

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Statement on 43K millionairesA movement is rising up. Our mission is to win reparations from the parasitic capitalist billionaires who have built their fortunes on the stolen wealth, labor and resources of African people in the U.S. and around the world! Narrated by Jesse Nevel, Chairman of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement.

Haunt The BourgeoisiePresentation by Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party at the Uhuru Solidarity Movement National Convention, April 19th 2020.

Wall Street & Capitalism: Built on Slavery and GenocidePresentation by Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, at the Uhuru Solidarity Movement National Convention on April 19th, 2020.

Build the Campaign to Make Wall Street Pay ReparationsJesse Nevel, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, speaks at the USM National Convention on April 19, 2020 about the campaign to Make Wall Street Pay Reparations.

Reparations: How Much Do We Owe?A presentation on white reparations to African people by Penny Hess, Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, the constituent organization of the African People’s Socialist Party which extends the struggle for black power into the white community.

Reparations: A Revolutionary DemandThe most revolutionary question in the world today is reparations to African people. Video from the 2019 Days of Reparations to African People national speaking tour of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement. Narrated by Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee.

All Diamonds are Blood DiamondsPresentation from the All Diamonds are Blood Diamonds tour in 2019. Narrated by David Lance of the African People’s Socialist Party.

Don’t DIE for Wall Street, Pay Reparations to African PeopleA live episode of “The Reparations Report” with Penny Hess, Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee and Jesse Nevel, Chair of Uhuru Solidarity Movement in March 2019.

The Reparations Report – Who Profits from the Pandemic?The Reparations Report featuring Kalambayi Andenet, President of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement, chairwoman Penny Hess of the African People’s Solidarity Committee and Jesse Nevel, Chair of the the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, in April 2020.

Omali Yeshitela Speaks at Occupy Wall Street in OaklandOmali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African Socialist International, founder of the Uhuru Movement and leader of the Black is Back Coalition speaks at Occupy Wall Street in Oakland, CA in 2011 to the People of Color Caucus about struggles of African and Indigenous peoples against U.S. imperialism and Wall Street interests since its inception.

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Who Built Wall Street?

In his book An Uneasy Equilibrium: The African Revolution Versus Parasitic Capitalism, Chairman Omali Yeshitela posed the question:

“Would capitalism and the resultant European wealth and African impoverishment have occurred without the European attack on Africa, its division, African slavery and dispersal, colonialism and neocolonialism?”

To which he answered,  “No! No! No! and a thousand times no!”

The Chairman’s insightful analysis exposes the origins of the wealth of Wall Street, the symbolic and literal economic headquarters of parasitic capitalism.

Chairman Omali Yeshitela’s political theory of African Internationalism shows that a diseased, war-like and feudal Europe rescued and consolidated itself through assaulting and invading Africa, enslaving African people and committing genocide against the Indigenous people of the Americas.

As the Chairman has written:

“Capitalism was born in disrepute, of the rapes, massacres, occupations, genocides, colonialism and every despicable act humans are capable of inflicting.”

Obscured in the tall shadows cast by the skyscrapers of New York’s financial district is a brutal history of capture, torture and sale of African human beings. African people were forced to become the first commodities sold and traded to generate the start-up capital for the emergent colonial-settler enterprise known as the United States.

Although most depictions of African enslavement in the U.S. focus on the labor-intensive capitalism of plantation slavery in the American south, the exploitation of enslaved African people permeated every facet of the burgeoning U.S. economy. In other words, slavery was not a southern phenomenon. The hands of white colonizers in the north were also stained in blood.

New York was no exception.

Dutch and British colonizers enslaved African people in New York

The Dutch colonizers began forcing out and slaughtering the Indigenous people and stealing the land that was to be established as the “New Amsterdam” by the Dutch West India Company in 1625.

Enslaved African men were ripped from their homelands in Angola and Congo and forced onto ships to New Amsterdam.

Upon arrival, the Dutch slave masters forced the enslaved Africans into the bone-crushing labor of clearing land, building houses, and laying roads. Enslaved African women were kept in the households of the Dutch men who brutally raped them.

By 1650 New Amsterdam’s 500 enslaved Africans outnumbered those in Virginia and Maryland. By 1664 enslaved African people made up nearly a third of the population of New Amsterdam.

In late 1664, the Netherlands surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, officially establishing New York City. The trade in enslaved Africans intensified under British rule. The British trafficked thousands of chained Africans from the continent of Africa into its new colony.

According to an article published by the New York Public Library:

“Of the close to 4,000 people whose origins are known, 1,271 came from Madagascar, 998 from Congo, 757 from Senegambia, 504 from the Gold Coast (Ghana), 239 from Sierra Leone, and 217 from non-identified areas of the continent. With the aggressive increase in the slave trade and the expansion of the city, an official slave market opened in 1711 by the East River on Wall Street between Pearl and Water Streets. By 1730, 42 percent of the [white] population owned slaves, a higher percentage than in any other city in the country except Charleston, South Carolina. The enslaved population—which ranged between 15 and 20 percent of the total—literally built the city and was the engine that made its economy run.”

African people built the wall after which Wall Street was named.

Chairman Omali Yeshitela made it plain when he spoke at the Occupy Wall Street gathering in Oakland, California in 2011:

“Wall Street was built by enslaved African people. The ‘wall’ was to protect the stolen land from the Indigenous people themselves.”

Just 50 meters from the site of New York’s first official slave market, the New York Stock Exchange was formed. The first “stock” traded on the stock market was African human beings.

The New York City Council announced the formation of the slave market, declaring that  “all Negro and Indian slaves that are let out to be hired”  would be  “hired at the Market house at the Wall Street Slip.”

The first slave auction in New Amsterdam

Penny Hess, Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC), wrote in a 2009 article in The Burning Spear newspaper:

“Today stockbrokers discuss the price of oil over martinis at lunch. Two hundred years ago they talked about the price of a shipment of African people over a pint of ale.”

At least 20,000 bodies of enslaved Africans are buried in a cemetery in the heart of the financial district, on the corner of Duane Street and Elk behind the Ted Weiss Federal Building. At the urging of African activists, a granite monument was placed there in memory of the Africans whose lives were stolen to build the settler colony of New York. The burial ground wasn’t even publicly known until 1991 when builders broke ground on the Ted Weiss federal building and found hundreds of graves.

Wall Street’s enrichment off African oppression goes beyond chattel slavery 

The scale of riches amassed by white New Yorkers from the labor of enslaved African people went far beyond the localized sale and rental of African slave labor. From the very beginning, New York’s financial industry as a whole rose to towering heights through profits of slavery.

First Dutch and then English colonizers built the city’s local economy largely around supplying ships for the trade in African people and the products of their labor: sugar, tobacco, indigo, coffee, chocolate, and cotton. New York ship captains and merchants bought and sold African people along the coast of Africa. Every white businessman in 18th-century New York had their hands in the slave trade.

During the period of chattel slavery, New York received 40 percent of U.S. cotton revenue through money earned by its financial firms and insurance companies.

Enslaved Africans toiled on the cotton, sugar, and tobacco plantations in the south. The crops were then sent to Europe or to the northern colonies and converted into finished goods. The sale of those goods was then used to fund more “voyages” to Africa by the white colonial slave drivers to kidnap more Africans and ship them to the Americas. This parasitic transactional relationship, with African oppression as its cornerstone, has been characterized as the “Triangular Trade.”

In the 19th century, U.S. banks in the north sold securities to help fund the expansion of southern plantations. The banks sold insurance policies to protect slave masters against the risk of boat capsizing or loss of “property” in the form of African people dying or becoming injured.

Some of the biggest insurance companies in the United States, including New York Life, AIG, and Aetna, cut their teeth selling insurance policies to slave owners.

By the mid-nineteenth century, raw cotton accounted for the majority of U.S. overseas shipments. What wasn’t exported was sent to fabric mills in northern states including Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The impetus for the so-called industrial revolution, in which the fabric mills of New England played an instrumental role, was the supply of cotton produced by enslaved African people in the south. Brooks Brothers wouldn’t exist without cotton picked by enslaved African hands. Nor would Domino’s Sugar have become the largest sugar refiner in the country without the sugar cane made available by back-breaking, torturous African slave labor. The trains used to move goods farmed by enslaved Africans from the south to the northern cities traveled on railroads also built by enslaved African people.

Caesar, an African man who was enslaved in New York.

The banking industry took enslaved African people as “collateral” for loans 

The southern plantation owners who made massive amounts of money off the work of the enslaved African people deposited that cash into banks that formed the corps of the Wall Street banking industry that we know today. U.S. banks accepted deposits from slave owners and counted enslaved African people as “assets” when assessing their customers’ wealth.

In 2005, JP Morgan Chase (the biggest bank in the U.S) admitted that two of its subsidiaries–Citizens Bank and Canal Bank in Louisiana– took enslaved Africans as “collateral” for loans. This means that if a plantation slave master defaulted on a loan payment, the banks would take ownership of their enslaved Africans.

Citibank, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo also benefited from slavery.

The predecessor bank of Citibank was founded by a sugar trader who financed the illegal slave trade importing Africans into Cuba in the 1800s. When Moses Taylor died in 1882, he was one of the richest men alive, with an estate worth $70 million, or $1.6 billion in today’s dollars.

As APSC Chairwoman Penny Hess continued in her 2009 Burning Spear article:

“The abolishment of the official trade in African human beings did not end white society’s dependence on the exploitation of forced African labor. The imperialist extraction from African people today is far greater than it was during the time of chattel slavery. The U.S. outlawed the importation of African people ended in 1808, but the trade continued with African people smuggled in as contraband. Additionally, plantation owners began to ‘breed’ African people. Forcing African men and women together in hideous dungeons called ‘breeding pens,’ one Virginia slave owner boasted he had sold 6,000 African children bred under these inhumane conditions.”

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Digital Uprising to #MakeWallStreetMayReparations: It’s time to blast social media with the demand for reparations from the parasites, thieves and bloodsuckers who are fattening their bellies off the COVID-19 crisis while Africans and Indigenous people are dying at genocidal rates. Let’s start with the 43,000 millionaires and billionaires who will receive an average $1.7 million tax break each from a provision snuck into the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus bill.

We invite you to join a twitter storm and social media blast to put pressure on these ruling class parasites to pay reparations to Black Power Blueprint

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  • Use the Hashtags #MakeWallStreetPayReparations and #Reparations on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook 

REPARATIONS TWITTER STORM: 

Tweet the demand for reparations to the following CEOs, Banks and Corporations:

 1. Jeff Besoz @JeffBezos
@Amazon
CEO Amazon
 2. Jamie Dimon @jpmorgan
@Chase
CEO JP Morgan Chase
 3. Brian Moynihan @BankOfAmerica CEO Bank Of America
 4. Michael Corbat @citibank
@Citi
CEO CitiBank
 5. Charles W. Scharf @WellsFargo CEO Wells Fargo
 6. Doug McMillon @Walmart CEO Walmart
 7. Elon Musk @ElonMusk
@Tesla
@SpaceX
CEO Tesla
CEO SpaceX
 8. Michael Neidrorff @Centene CEO Centene
 9. George Zoley @WeAreGeo CEO GEO Group
10. Donald Trump
Joe Biden
@realDonaldTrump
@JoeBiden
Presidential Candidates
Colonial Parties

Click HERE for info on Why these CEOs, Banks and Corporations owe Reparations!

WHAT SHOULD I TWEET AT THEM?

  • Tweet at the above parasitic individuals and institutions to pay reparations to blackpowerblueprint.org 
  • Examples: 
    • @JeffBezos you are hoarding billions made off of exploited labor of the black community and other oppressed people! You owe #Reparations! Pay up at blackpowerblueprint.org . #MakeWallStreetPayReparations
    • @JoeBiden, you owe #reparations to African people for writing the Crime Bill and for having been Vice President of this country founded on slavery and genocide! Pay up at blackpowerblueprint.org . #MakeWallStreetPayReparations
    • @Chase, you owe #Reparations to African people for your role in slavery, support of private prisons and making money off this pandemic! Pay up at blackpowerblueprint.org. #MakeWallStreetPayReparations

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