The Community Engineer
"The Frustration of trying to invest in my hometown"
By Ivana Davidovic, BBC News London, UK
"I thought it was the worst appraisal in the United States," he says, recalling the moment he opened the valuation the bank had given him for his properties and read its justification.
"They compared my eight historic properties to farmland...
"I need your help and investment and others need your help & investment. The greatest challenge for African Americans is access to resources. If unfair banking is removed from my story, all of my eight historic buildings would be renovated and there would be thriving businesses in them that improve the community. I am operating from hope, dreams and that no give up spirit right now that someone or some organization will help me move forward." Brian K. Rice