Monday, November 28, 2011

Blue Tarps and Evictions: Tornado money only went to those who played the game

Blue Tarps and Evictions: Tornado money only went to those who played the game

While some may say, Broadway Avenue doesn’t need the Prayer Center – actions by local neighborhood organizations (White) that received city funding are not willing to help anyone outside of their “game-plan.” Just down the street sits the Pohlad Foundation, Northside Achievement Zone and a host of other non-profits that still have not put funding to good use – but remain the keepers of the gates. But hey, we still have to remember, “If it’s Black, the red-necks want it back.” That’s the new Minnesota Nice.

As winter weather hits Minnesota, we still see over 50+ homes with blue tarps.

Something doesn’t add up. Wasn’t there a trailer on the corner of Penn and Broadway mobilizing “minority contractors” for what should have been one of the greatest public works projects in north Minneapolis history?

It’s happened again. The Gilligan’s Island Syndrome in north Minneapolis. They come; they gain; they leave and don’t send back any help.

Why are there still blue tarps and evictions?

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Don Allen, M.A. Ed