Emergency Fund to #SaveTheBlackLady Theatre

3/16 UPDATE: Thank you for all of your donations! Your continued help and support is greatly appreciated. We are still pushing forward and demanding justice. Because of our amazing supporters, we have been able to make the initial move to temporarily store and preserve numerous important & historic works of fine art, artifacts and heirlooms. We still have ongoing storage fees associated with protecting these treasures for the community, so we are still collecting funds to help offset these costs. The monthly costs to store these items is $295.00. We also still have legal fees associated with the ongoing court case. Your continued support will enable us to file the appropriate documents. Thank you for your contribution. 

With Gratitude,
The Black Lady Theatre Team

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2/ 19 URGENT UPDATE :  Black Lady Theatre NEEDS to raise  $12K by March 13th 2020 in order to retain attorneys to represent The Black Lady Theater in it's legal battle to get back the building . Please spread the word and GIVE all that you can 


Emergency funds are URGENTLY needed  to #SaveTheBlackLady Theatre 

Another Cultural Institution is at risk of being STOLEN!

Owners of a cultural arts and heritage institution in Brooklyn, New York were recently unlawfully evicted from a building they have owned and operated since 1999. The father-son duo, Clarence Hardy Jr. & Omar Hardy have received unjust treatment by the courts and now we are calling the community to help them SAVE the historic site


We are raising funds to :

 *Retain legal representation for The Black Lady Theatre in its legal battle to get the building back 
*Preserve the historic artwork in the lobby of the theatre

 *Cover costs of a storage facility to store antique projection equipment, works of fine art and heirlooms  

*Secure a temporary location

*Pay for legal costs such notary fees, printing, and filing fees 

*Offer an honorarium to staff and interns working around the clock to #SaveTheBlackLady


While, the total goal for the #SaveTheBlackLady Theater Emergency Fund is $40,000;  $10-20K is needed ASAP!

Please forward this widely and give all that you can to save this historic Brooklyn cultural institution that has served artists, entrepreneurs and youth within our community for decades. 


WHAT’S HAPPENING? 

News 12 Story :http://bit.ly/31uAd8D 


PACK the Court to #SaveTheBlackLady Theater to challenge their unlawful eviction

Monday, February, 10th 9:30am -4:30pm

1pm Press Conference 

141 Livingston  - Brooklyn Housing Court  - RM 1204

http://bit.ly/2Sm2SZ4 

Wear your  "Brooklyn Is Not for Sale " T-shirts  or Black 
for more info contact : Equality for Flatbush [email redacted]

Or call/text 646 820-6039

#SaveTheBlackLady  #OurPropertyisNOTForSale #TheEvictionwasUnlawful 

#GentrificationisGenocide  #WeWillNOTbe Displaced 

#ThisisDeedFraud #BlackHistoryIsNotforSale #BrooklynIsNotforSale

#BeforeItsGone #TakeItBack



BACKGROUND

Owners of a cultural arts and heritage institution in Brooklyn, New York were recently unlawfully evicted from a building they have owned and operated since 1999. The father-son duo, Clarence Hardy Jr. & Omar Hardy have received unjust treatment by the courts and now we are calling the community to help them SAVE the historic site
Another cultural institution in our community is at risk of being stolen due to deed theft and deed fraud. A recent court proceeding improperly names Clarence and Omar Hardy as "tenants" and 750 Nostrand 123 LLC, an organization backed by Mendel Gold, as "landlord". "We never had any agreement, contract or lease with the opposing party," says Hardy regarding the Civil Court action brought out against him. According to the court's case summary on August 1, 2019, Judge Cenceria P. Edwards grants a motion for dismissal submitted by the Hardy family following a bench trial which occurred earlier that summer but nearly four months later, the court's order mysteriously disappears and the Judge moves to side with the opposing party, violating the Constitutional rights and protections of the Hardy team. 



The most recent development in this harrowing tale of judicial misconduct, is the alleged sale of The Black Lady Theatre.  According to sources, in January 2018, the 3-story building was purchased in a tax-lien foreclosure auction - a sale in which the Hardy’s were never notified.  A look into the case files, reveals that the Petitioning Party previously wrote a letter to Judge Mark I. Partnow, to withdraw and render the case moot. This apparent ‘sale’ of The Black Lady Theatre “adds insult to injury,” said one public official referencing back to the demolition of the theatre’s sister venue, The Slave One Theater, whose land was recently purchased by an international developer with plans to turn the historic site into yet another hi-rise housing complex.

WHAT’S NEXT? 


Clarence Hardy and son, Omar Hardy continue to fight for justice at every turn. The duo has already been successful in restoring the theatre bringing affordable, high-quality classes and entertainment to the community and honoring the vision of Judge Phillips (founder) by providing a safe-space for discussion, exploration and discovery, in the heart of Brooklyn. The team is demanding a full investigation and prosecution of those responsible for perpetuating deed theft and deed fraud in our community.


45305106_1584380901196719_r.jpeg(STREET VIEW OF THE BLACK LADY THEATRE - 750 NOSTRAND AVE., BROOKLYN, NY 11216) 


45305106_1581024560361375_r.jpeg(A GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTS DURING BLACK OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY EVENT AT TBLT)

45305106_1584381027922236_r.jpeg(A MODEL POSES DURING FASHION KäN RUNWAY SHOW HOSTED BY THE BLACK LADY THEATRE)

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Equality For Flatbush 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
The Black Lady Theatre 
Beneficiary
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