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Brian K. Rice
The Community Engineer

Economic Justice

We have to be honest about present day commercial and residential redlining and what it is doing to our communities

I didn't set out to be on the front lines of economic justice but when economic injustice picked me to stand up or turn away from what was happening to our underserved communities, I chose to stand. I lost friends who were participating in the economic injustice. I have gained years of economic legal inI don't want anyone to experience being locked over normalized fraud and unfair practices in communities that need all the resources they can get.

Brian K. Rice 

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Name 1 place in Birmingham or America where there are buildings appraised at $0.00 and surrounding mom and pop business owners property taxes see uneven Inflated Property Tax Spikes between 100% to 535% when sales have been flat for years and no completed developments but the only Fortune 500 company in Birmingham has the lowest increase at only 15% or just $432. Downtown Ensley in Birmingham is the only place in the world with this undeniable Economic Injustice. See Taxation Without Representation image below. Please Contact Synovus Bank Board of Directors, Contact the Board of Directors of CBRE - the largest appraisal company in the U.S. and world on my behalf, Contact UAB Board Chancellor and UA Board of Trustees for UAB involvement, Contact City of Birmingham for their involvement in conspiring with Synovus Bank and other entities as will be further determined by the Department of Justice for Obstruction of Commerce and the present day redlining of majority Black business districts and exclusion of Opportunity Zones.  This is present day redlining. Please visit Brian K. Rice Department of Justice Federal Complaint Page.

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"The Frustration of trying to invest in my hometown"

By Ivana Davidovic, BBC News London, UK

BBC News Article: Click Here for Article

"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...

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"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


If you want to help me move forward with the restoration of the next building or all buildings, or if you want to help me move foward with the legal journey to justice for our communities, please give what you can: You can give through direct through

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