December 21, 2011

On December 21, 2011, we fed over 14,000 lbs of food (red beans, rice, macaroni and cheese) to hundreds of families along the Gulf Coast who have not been paid by Ken Feinberg, BP. Even that amount of food was

November 8, 2011

On November 8, 2011 claimants from the Gulf Coast and protesters from the Key Stone Pipeline along with OCCUPY DC joined us in picketing Feinberg’s Washington, DC office. Regarding all protest, Ken Feinberg was notified in advance and was requested

October 20, 2011

On October 20, 2011 Dick Gregory, Dr. Williams and I picketed the BP headquarters in Houston, TX and we were joined by OCCUPY Houston.

October 18 & 19, 2011

On October 18 & 19, 2011 the leadership group held a series of meetings and press conferences with several Black Mayors of AL who acquiesce to their cities suffering by the BP Oil Spill with unemployment and crime rates at

April 21, 2011

On April 21, 2011, I spoke on Al Sharpton’s National Radio Show and he made a decision to work with us on this endeavor and lend his voice whenever necessary and he has done an outstanding job of this. Thereafter,

March 30, 2011

On March 30, 2011, our group held a protest outside BP’s Headquarters in New Orleans. Despite being pushed, shoved and arrested, we continued our work to get claimants paid.

March 17, 2011

On March 17, 2011, we went back to the BP headquarters where our group was met by BP security that shoved and kicked me and I was incarcerated.

March 15 & 16, 2011

On March 15 & 16, 2011, ministers, small business owners, the underserved and underrepresented and I held a “TENT CITY” where we slept outside BP’s facility in Houma, LA demanding that the claims filed be paid. During this overnight protest,

March 15, 2011

On March 15, 2011 the key ministers met with BP officials at the BP Headquarters in New Orleans, LA and the officials stated they would meet back with us to resolve this issue on our next visit to their headquarters.

February 19, 2011

On February 19, 2011, I attended a hearing in Tallahassee where members of the House Economic Affairs Committee expressed frustration with Feinberg over delays, lack of transparency and lack of local accountability in the claims process. We left the meeting