May 26, 2018
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Call for Letters to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on justice for Black United Fund of New York and the community

RE:      Call for Letters to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on justice for
Black United Fund of New York and the community


Dear BUFNY Supporters and Friends:


Many have asked Governor David Paterson to address the injustice of his predecessor disgraced former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, and restore the Black United Fund of New York; to date, he has not shown the slightest concern nor sensibility to respond to any requests, including those from NY City Councilman Charles Barron and State Assemblyman Karim Camara. This disrespect Paterson would never show to representatives of communities (e.g., Jewish) he favors.  


In 2004, David Paterson, as Senate Minority Leader, had solicited meetings with BUFNY’s unjustly terminated executive managers (Kermit Eady, Founder and CEO and Larry Barton, Vice President and General Manager) and prominent supporters. Paterson stated his “intentions” to intervene and hold hearings on the Spitzer destruction. Those hearings, without any explanation, never occurred. David Paterson turned his back on BUFNY and the Black community. David Paterson, the “politician,” has, by maneuver, bad karma and a twist of fate, moved up the “power ladder” to replace the original abuser, yet the status quo and silence remain.


Today, the injustice still stands after a now 75-month “bogus,” Spitzer-initiated investigation that has not officially ended. There have been no official findings; no crimes committed or cited; no charges filed; no accusations made; no justification given; and no restitution. There are only ruined lives; a destroyed, pioneering institution and lost or plundered assets; and 25 years of dedicated and inspiring work wiped out! Yet, few to nobody in “seats of power” have asked any questions or offered support to correct the real crime; and David Paterson, the man, state senator and minority leader, lieutenant governor and now governor knew the injustice then and knows it now, as he continues to hide and avoid the issue. 


As predicted by a dire warning on the question “Will he do what it takes and what is right to earn greatness?” in the September 2008 Black Star News article, Governor Paterson shuns cries for justice, Paterson, conflicted between personal gain and the public interest, has given a clear answer to the Black community on whether he has the right stuff: “…don’t count on it!”


It is obvious that Governor Paterson has absolutely no intention or the requisite will to restore –for many– the most vital and proven Black self-help organization in the country that was designed and operated to build self-reliance and an economic infrastructure. The real problem: BUFNY was working and the destructive grips of monopoly controls, dependency and powerlessness were crumbling.


We ask that you send respectful citizens request for justice from across the country to Attorney General Cuomo asking him to restore BUFNY to the original founder and those who worked to build the organization. Should you not receive a response within ten (10) days, please follow up with phone calls to:  1-800-771-7755.


Thank you for your courage and continuing support and stay the course for justice. 


Kermit Eady, Founder                                                           Larry Barton

Former President and CEO                                                      Former Vice President/General Manager  


Address:          Attorney General Andrew M Cuomo              

Office of the Attorney General                                       

The Capitol                                                                             
Albany, NY 12224-0341                                           


Copy to:           Kermit Eady

                       Re: BUFNY

                       PO Box 445

                       Catskill, NY 12414

AG Phone:        1-800-771-7755


Emails: for Office of Attorney General  copy for Kermit Eady and/or for Larry Barton

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