Asere Bello (also known as Awo_ifatade) – Brooklyn Activist, Organizer, Housing Coordinator, Program Director, Baba, and Fake #HotepAlafia — Why does it matter? It matters because of his role in the community.
None of them are interested in healing unless in includes blaming a white person or for media/social media publicity.
They don’t want to talk about how I gathered Black psychologists to hold a healing space for those after the Akai Gurley trail and only one person showed up – yet they were quickly back in the streets yelling about their trauma.
So yeah — As long as they keep exploiting our pain and protecting Asere without questioning his deeds in Crystal House, why he REALLY holds on to the house (he doesn’t even own) and his manipulation of those who depend on him for housing, finances and acknowledgement, names will fall.
What most did not/do not know about is the amount of cash Asere Bello hands out — mainly to women, which I’ve mentioned in an email sent to his tight circle of women (which I didn’t post, but I will) and I also point out here.
It does not take a rocket scientist to understand why they’ll continue to defend him and will not hold him accountable. When one surrounds [however they identify] self with people who rely on them for basic necessities (money, food, housing), it creates a codependency situation and codependency relationships. This is why his interdependent argument makes no sense.
Shall I go into the stories how they wouldn’t keep their word and show up/return when it was time to clean, etc.?