Mississippi was awarded $200 million dollars in a the #CoronavirusReliefBill for rental assistance. The state has 5 months to use this funding or it will go back to the Federal government. If you know anyone that is interested please call MS Rental Assistance
If you are a Mississippi renter who has not been able to make rent payments due to COVID-19, you may qualify for the RentalAssistance for Mississippians Program (RAMP). RAMP can provide up to 15 months of rental and utility assistance to eligible renters.
The number to the RAMP portal is 1-888-725-0063.

Shout out to State Rep @DeKeitherStamps for providing this information to me. He has been an ally of @MississippiAdos.
#ReparativeJustice ✊🏾❤️
While this is not #Reparations it is a way for #ADOS✊🏾 to take advantage of federal dollars that are being doled out to states in these types of programs. There should not be a timetable for states to allocate these resources. They should not go to rouge slumlords.
The money should go directly to the Mississippians who are struggling to make rental payments; instead the program is designed to send those funds directly to landlords who may or may not be ethical. IMO 🤷🏾‍♂️

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23 Feb
Itta Bena, Mississippi is a small, sparsely populated, predominantly Black town in Northern Mississippi that relies exclusively on ATM machines as a primary source of banking. There are banking deserts throughout rural Mississippi. @MississippiAdos

“population 1,828 and likely declining, the four other ATMs sit inside gas stations and charge $5.25 to $7.50 per transaction. So the demand for the most basic financial services at an affordable rate is such that on one or sometimes two days a week, Hope’s ATM runs out of money”
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“•It provides authority to the contracting officer to award a contract without full & open competition.”
Federal Contracting Officers hold a lot of sway over small businesses who are looking to scale via a process called the Sole Source contracting policy. Technical Capability Statements help with specific solicitation to these individuals.

If you are looking to acquire a government contract as a small business or a vendor this may be a helpful source.

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Yvette Carnell and Antonio Moore have laid out the blueprint for the liberation of American Descendants Of Slavery in the United States pre 1776. Any other grift is a microcosm of the work that #ADOSActivists✊🏾have put in on a grassroots level since 2016. No cap✊🏾🙏🏾❤️
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Fannie Lou Hamer expressed these same concerns as she pleaded with the @DNC to allow a MS Freedom Party Delegation to allow an all Black Democratic Delegation to represent Mississippi. Democratic delegates from MS were holding GOP Barry Goldwater signs.

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The author of this article is participating in a complete erasure of American Descendants of Slavery and their accrued disadvantages in America. Barack had a $500K Trust fund.
Barack Obama may be descendant of first African slave in colonial America theguardian.com/world/us-news-…
By way of his Mother..not his lineage as an #ADOS✊🏾. We have been here way before the Europeans from the “Old Country”. TheIrish were “Made White”.The Italian and the Jewishcommunities were “Made White” in JimCrow America. Racism is overt. #LineageMatters
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In a stunning development of news this morning I was contacted by a candidate who is filing class action lawsuit against @LynnFitchAG for her official opinion of eligibility requirements just days before the filing deadline. @MississippiSOS

“Secretary of State Michael Watson said a last-minute opinion issued by the AG’s office over residency requirements for city office candidates has caused mass confusion”.
“What is the rule? You’ve told us for a year now that we had to be a resident of the municipality for two years and in the ward just at the time we qualified. Well, that’s now been changed to say two years in the city and two years in the ward,” Watson said.
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We have to usher our elders into the next frontier of Civil Rights activism. Many came from a Pan African ideology that lumps us all together as Black Activists without understanding the con that was played on MLK, Malcolm, Stokley, and others during the 60’s. #ADOS✊🏾 is specific
#ADOSActivists✊🏾 have spent the last 4 years crafting a #BlackAgenda that is inclusive of #ADOS✊🏾 and all of America,yet we have been detested by the #LiberalEstablishment. We have no friends. Only allies at this point. Meanwhile, @ReverendWarnock @ossoff

,@JoeBiden, @SenKamalaHarris, and others on the @DNC ballots were ushered in on the backs of #ADOS✊🏾 voters who have been a captured electorate since #FannieLouHamer’s all Black delegation from MS was denied a seat at the @DNC Convention in 1964.
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