The Rev. Al Sharpton calls Mark Allen "One of Chicago's  legendary political activists"


MARK S. ALLEN, Daily News Blog/Commentary

Seminar Friday August 26th On How To Apply For $5,000-$35,000 Small Business Loans From Southside Community Federal Credit Union

In the true spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's last "Poor People's Campaign" and "Operation Breadbasket" Community Economic Empowerment Campaign I am humbled and pleased to be a part of this key economic empowerment effort to use a grassroot community developed financial institution and provide $500,000 in small business development loans for small business development and local job creation in poor neighborhoods.

This community economic empowerment campaign in poor neighborhoods was the last campaign of Dr. King's "Operation Breadbasket" and I remember being a part of the youth consumer clubs that taught poor communities how to use their economic power to build business and jobs and so this effort is a true reflection of how to celebrate Dr. King and the "substance" of his real work and not just the usual symbolism that comes with his annual tributes.

"Keeping a slice" of the economic bread in poor communities to sustain and increase new Black business and local jobs is the best example to pay real tribute to the last campaign of Dr. King's as well as commemorating the 90th Year Anniversary of the 1921 Race Riots of the original Black Wall Street District of Tulsa Oklahoma and an example of what the substance of a Black Wall Street movement represents today, We want to use this local example as what poor communities can do like this across the country with the economic partnerships that Dr. King promoted in his Poor People's Campaign and The Black Wall Street Movement"

Mark S. Allen
, Veteran Civil Rights Activist, member The Monroe Foundation, community organizer for The Southside Community Federal Union, and a national spokesperson for the National Black Wall Street USA (


Attention Small Business Owner/Entrepreneurs !!


The Monroe Foundation is pleased to collaborate with the Southside Community Federal Credit Union to present a Q & A seminar on how YOU can apply for a micro-loan between $5,000-$35,000 from the Southside Community Federal Credit Union Micro-Loan Program.




Friday, August 26, 2011


Southside Community Federal Credit Union

5401 South Wentworth Avenue, Suite 25 (In the Plaza-55th Off the Dan Ryan)



6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.



Name of Company:





Questions? Gregg Brown, CEO, Southside Community Federal Credit Union

(773) 548-5533


The Small Business Bootcamp is generously supported by Citibank.

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