Join the East Atlanta community leaders in purchasing an Exxon gas station that has been at the center of racist treatment and attacks towards the black community?
Proceeds will benefit the ongoing efforts of the “Don't Stop Don't Shop (DSDS)” organization based in Atlanta Georgia. With your contribution the sale of this community asset, turned problem property can operate under a structure that empowers the people who have kept this Exxon Gas Station and convenience store in business.
Xpensive Justice llc is collaborating with Project Community Capital® (PCC) and the ATLiance Group to purchase, improve, and select an operator for the Exxon Gas Station located in East Atlanta. The culturally conscious civic venture will create a community equity and ownership model to reintroduce the Gas Station to the community.
There have been numerous accounts from long-time residents and community members detailing DESPICABLE behavior by the staff and owner of the Exxon store. There is now a viral video of the store clerk boldly stating, “I don’t give a f*&k about the black neighborhood!”. Shortly after the video surfaced, a long–time resident known as Scapegoat Jones in the community was told to “Get the f*&k out of here you food stamp cockroach” by the owner. This prompted Jones, along with other members of the community, to initiate a boycott of this location.
While boycotting, the group was approached by SEVERAL people from the area who were eager to share their stories of abuse while shopping at this EXXON store. The outrageous stories included accounts of homeless people who had buckets of water thrown on them in freezing cold weather, COUNTLESS elderly women being called “black bit*#es”, and numerous accounts of racist and disparaging remarks from the ownership group.
There is good news. After 66 days of boycotting nonstop, even in the rain and freezing temperatures, the owner has agreed to sell the store and leave the neighborhood! That’s a VICTORY! Salute to the community members for coming together to demand respect, human conditions and a standard of service they deserve! This is a historic moment! As we congratulate these citizens for their diligence, Let us unite in support and make this store BLACK OWNED!
Your contribution will accelerate the purchase of the gas station, support future improvements to the facility, and assist with legal fees needed to properly structure this groundbreaking model to include community ownership. If we aren’t able to reach our entire goal, the donations will go towards continued community engagement efforts and exploring the possibility of starting an online C-store/ delivery convenience model. The funds will be deposited in the Xpensive Justice business account and funds will be managed by myself, Brian Page.
The team’s goal for this project is to create Economic Empowerment and Community Equity through employment, asset ownership, business creation and contracting opportunities at this Exxon Gas Station. Every donation amount is appreciated. Thank you for the overwhelming show of support from ALL OVER THE WORLD!
FOR US BY US!!!
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TEAM
More information on Don't Stop Don't Shop" The mission of DSDS is to advocate for low-resource communities, building community equity and hold business owners responsible for valuing black economics
More information about Project Community Capital (PCC) is a social capital platform that is a bridge to social capital for low-resource underserved communities. PCC is an affiliate of NREUV, a real estate development company specializing in community development.
More information on ATLiance Group: ATLiance Group is a digital communications firm specializing in brand strategy, global marketing, and digital asset monetization.
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