CMHA tries to erase black history: Poindexter Village History Advisory Group cries "foul"
Poindexter Village, a public housing community on the Near East Side of Columbus, was threatened on Friday by illegal demolition activity by Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority .Full Story
#3 Dec 25, 2012
This neighborhood built with stolen money aka tax payer funded was opened with a ribbon cutting by FDR. It therefore should have sone historic value to communists give FDR's love of government oppression of the citizens.
#4 Dec 28, 2012
This is not history, its is another example of ghetto housing efforts that backfired into chaos, crime and destruction. Get rid of it and do not listen to the following nonsense:
"What you are seeing here is no less than cultural genocide. CMHA is are wiping out the most historically and culturally significant history of Black Columbus. You wouldn't bulldoze German Village, but somehow they feel it is appropriate to bulldoze Poindexter Village," says Shongo.
Poindexter Village is the first public housing community in Ohio, opened in 1942 with a ribbon cutting by President Roosevelt. It is eligible for listing on the National Registry of Historic Places, thus, any federally-funded activity is required to go through the historic review process outlined at 36 CFR 800.
For generations Poindexter Village has been a social, cultural, and spiritual home for Columbus residents of African American descent. Built on the site of the Blackberry Patch, named after Columbus civic and political giant Rev. James Preston Poindexter, and made famous by The McArthur Foundation's Genius Award-winning artist Aminah Robinson, Poindexter Village nursed scores of prominent Black Columbusites, including Robinson, Dr. Earl Sherard, engineer John Foster, and Myron Lowrey just to name a few.
#5 Dec 28, 2012
Public Housing is and was a blight on civilization once Blacks became the dominant patrons. This is not "genocide." Genocide was building these monstrosities in the first place. Billions and billions of dollars down in the drain the in the "war on poverty" that backfired into more and more poverty.
#7 Dec 30, 2013
Don't you love your country? Why do you say "once blacks became the dominate patrons"? You know there are more whites (then and now) on welfare than african americans. Most of the government's money is hoing to people who are not from this country but have had children here. Ijs
#8 Dec 30, 2013
If they can't eat it, urinate on it or have sex with it, they don't have any use for it.
#9 Dec 30, 2013
400 year head start (in this country) and you still ain't shit.
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