#blackhistorymonth#blackhistoryyear#blackhistoryisamericanhistory#blackeconomicpower#Repost from @hollywood_ric using @RepostRegramApp - #VintageStyle | #Portrait of Philip A. Payton, Jr., who's best remembered today for being the Godfather of Harlem. In 1900 Payton began buying apartment buildings along West 133rd and 134th Streets in Harlem and renting them to African-Americans. His business practice, however, was shunned by whites who feared their neighborhood was becoming too black. So in 1905 the Hudson Realty Company, which was white-owned, offered to buy Payton's apartments from him. Payton agreed and sold his apartment buildings to the Hudson Realty Company not knowing that the only reason they wanted his buildings was to evict the black tenants living in them off the premises -- which they promptly did once ownership was transferred. Angered and feeling betrayed, Payton struck back by buying two more apartment buildings on the same block and evicting the white tenants who were living in them from the premises. Payton then moved in all of the black tenants that the Hudson Realty Company had evicted. And with each apartment building the Hudson Realty Company bought and evicted blacks from, Payton did the same thing, only evicting whites from the apartment buildings he bought. This tit-for-tat feud became known in the press as the "Real Estate Race Wars." Eventually whites fled Harlem altogether, leaving behind dozens of empty apartment buildings which Payton quickly filled. He advertised in black newspapers across the country and urged blacks -- especially those fleeing the South -- to come to Harlem, which he called the new promise land for the black man. By 1915, thousands of blacks had poured into Harlem with thousands more arriving every other week. And just like that, Harlem USA was born! | c. early 1900s.
H&M has notably kicked off the year with major news, from the controversial 'Coolest Monkey In The Jungle' shirt to just recently making the decision to close more than 100 stores.
In 2018, the Swedish clothing retailer expects to close 170 shops and open a total of 390 new ones, which is its biggest number of store closures since at least 1998. H &M insists their tasteless and racially controversial advert isn’t the reason for the decision to close over 💯 stores but say that the reason for the closures is to accommodate an increase in online sales 🙄. Continue to be wise about where you spend your dollars and don’t let anyone fool you into thinking that we don’t have economic power. #Excellence#blackeconomicPower#putyourmoneywhereyourmouthis 💫💸 🤑 #levelup ⬆️
For yesterday and for Frederick, who is learning to swim at a facility in a very black neighborhood but that folks of all backgrounds come to for competitions and such. That’s what we need—export-oriented income generation. Businesses and other things that bring in outside dollars to circulate inside our community. Reverse the money patterns. #blackhistorymonth#blackhistoryyear#blackhistoryisamericanhistory#blackeconomicpower