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Friday, October 26, 2018

RF23 Time and Time Again

RF23 Time and Time Again...


I keep asking this question, and never get any replies or answers.  How come this happens in black areas?  And every-time, there’s the same excuse as to why, like this:

“Our problems reflect the culmination of years of inadequate accountability, suspect governance and, quite frankly, inexcusable management decisions,”  Hubert Grimes (Int. President Bethune-Cookman University)

What inadequate accountability? Well, there was this incident involving the former BCU president Edison Jackson when an investigation found the university was vastly overpaying for a new dorm, which was originally estimated at $72.1 million and now will cost $306 million over 40 years. (Jackson bolted a year before his contract was up)

What suspect governance? Well, we do have a major problem about the….university’s accrediting organization, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), plans a visit Thursday and Friday. SACS placed the university on probation earlier this year because of issues ranging from financial instability to inflated enrollment numbers.  So if the school loses its accreditation what will happened to the students because of this suspect governance?…If Bethune-Cookman loses accreditation, students won’t be eligible for federal grants or loans. Students have said on social media and elsewhere that if the situation doesn’t get resolved, they will be forced to leave.
 
I just posted an article from a former NFL player crying about why white coaches keep their jobs longer than blacks and what did I say, I said, if blacks want their own, by their own, then do it..but this story is way too common whether it be youth league sports, home associations, school boards, city councils, non profit organizations, charities, churches you name it… It appears that if blacks touch it, it’s the Midas touch in reverse.   Instead of gold, it turns to…….

Thursday, April 12, 2018

RF23 - Reserved For The Wrong Thing


It’s been a while since I mentioned the now long time docu-drama The First 48 and I’m guessing the reason why is because I’m tired of seeing black lives being taken by…

Black folk

But last week’s episode bothered the hell out of me and I saw the show right after I got back from Mobile, Alabama and when I recognized the area of where this cowardly act happened made me sick.   You see, last weekend,  the wife and I joined another couple in Mobile to see an annual RB/ Blues festival and in order to get tickets for the event, you had to go a check cashing place to get the tickets.  Well, we did that and our search for the nearest spot was in, what’s called, “The Bottoms.”  Now if you watched the NBC/CBS television show “In the Heat Of The Night.”  The bottoms usually meant, a low income, mostly black area.  Well, in Mobile, it fit the bill.  And in the bottoms, there are crimes committed, drug usage and murder.   A murder occurred in July 2016 in the Mobile bottoms and the victim was not a gang – member.  The victim was not a drug dealer and the victim was not in the act of committing a crime.  No, the victim was a hero.  The victim was a productive member of the Mobile community.  The victim was part of well known “Red Ball Express” in WWII.  The victim was known all throughout the Mobile bottoms and in Mobile.  The victim was known to be the most generous man in Mobile and The victim was around when “equal but separate” was alive and well especially in states like Alabama.  The victim was a black man.  His race didn’t define him, his character did.

Booker T. Green was killed by four black, I refuse to call them men and calling them boys will give them a glimpse of innocence..One of the killers, knew Mr. Green personally because he used to cut his lawn and lived right across the street.  He was responsible for stalling Mr. Green for his other pack members to attack and attempt to rob him.  One of the monsters, fired his weapon, striking Green in the back.   While still showing the difference between a man! And the 4 useless n***ahs, Mr. Green was able to pull away in his car and get assistance.   Unfortunatly, Mr. Green did succumb to that shooting 5 days later.   The attack literally happened, right where the wife and I were getting tickets to a show.

When I saw that I was pissed, because after the incident, all the neighborhood could do is burn candles!! And shake their heads.  That’s it?  No-one went to Tuscaloosa and blocked fans from entering to see Alabama or Auburn play football, No-one shut down a city hall meeting to get true justice for Mr. Green or get this mess to stop.  And no-one didn’t go to the homes of the animals and harm them.   No, all that I mentioned is reserved for the 4 SOB’s that murdered a man, whose elderly life had more matter than all of them combined. 

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

RF23 - April 4, 1968


April 4, 1968 -  I was surfing facebook, twitter and other sites to see how many blacks took the time out of their day and recognized that today is the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination.   I had the privilege of visiting the site of where the literal last civil rights leader died.  We already lost Malcom X and Medgar Evars prior to April 4, 1968 and Dr. King was the last man standing and taking causes that helped the poor, continued to fight for equal opportunity for blacks and even took the stance against the Vietnam War.  At the time of his death, he was in Memphis, TN., supporting equal opportunities for Trash Workers.   Today, I thought, dang, I turn 50 this year and it’s also the fiftieth anniversary of the death of one of the Civil Rights titans.   I thought about my visit to Lorraine Motel and when I thought about it, I instantly thought about Jacqueline Smith.  Who is Jacqueline Smith?  If you’ve been to the Lorraine Motel..You know exactly, who I’m talking about. For those in the dark.  Smith is a woman who has been protesting in front of the Lorraine Motel for over 30 years.

By. Her. self.

You see, I didn’t talk to Smith, but my wife, being her social self, did.  And she told my wife that site, where King was shot by allegedly James Earl Ray is now a museum, not owned by blacks and it shouldn’t be owned by whites. 

She’s right.

 
The attached article, where she was interviewed 4 years ago, shows her views and displeasure hasn’t changed.  The attached article and my November 2017 visit showed one thing.

 
She’s.  by. Herself.

Monday, December 11, 2017

RF23 - Black on Black Youtube Wars

You-Tube has some problems and if not addressed, someone is going to get hurt or killed.  A year or so ago, I had the idea of starting an Youtube video show.  It was going to be myself and three other gentlemen, who I felt could contribute and bring the thought provoking conversation that was different than my usual controversial musings or face-book postings.  Not only did I think that YouTube was the avenue to go, it also provided a means for payment if we got the viewers and if some sponsors came aboard.  Alas, that idea is still one and I will be on the air-waves, with, those gentlemen or not.  

The thing is, will it be on YouTube?  and based on what I seeing going on YouTube is quite disturbing.  What is it?   Black on Black YouTube Wars going on.  Everyday, you can find a group of groups of youtubers going after one another.  Threatening one another, threatening the families of their trending enemy.  

It's gotten sick. 

Currently, the issue right now is between Tommy Sotomayor and a contributor who goes by True Freeman.  According to the Sotomayor, his nemesis has been quote, "messing" with him for over three years.  Sotomayor claims that True Freeman is responsible for some of his channels being removed, his inability to collect donations from his subscribers and recently a CPS inquiry from the State of Arizona.   

Why? 

Over the content of Sotomayor's videos.   Sotomayor addresses the state of Black women, he addresses the inequality of Men's rights in regard to unfair laws and practices in regard to child support.   He points out the hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter movement and as long as I listened to his videos.    Not one person has legitimately challenged him in debate that makes you say.  Okay, this person might be on to something.  This person is making valid points to contradict Sotomayor.

Not one.  It won't be me, because I agree with him and have been saying the same stuff, since post number one of this blog.   And like Sotomayor, I found out, if I don't go the same route as black folk, I get called the white supremacists insults such as coon, tom, and boot licker. 

Why?

Over content made on YouTube.

It's gotten so bad, that people are saying disgusting things about Sotomayor's daughter(s); his mother and his late grandmother.

If YouTube doesn't get a hold of this, they'll end up on the wrong side of an article. 

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

RF23 - Only The Blind

Last week as reports of boxing legend and champion Muhammad Ali health was declining and his eventual death over the weekend.   The boxing world and so called leaders came out and spoke great words about the man known as "The Greatest,"  and he was.   The younger generation didn't see this magician in the ring, they didn't see the humor and his "float like a butterfly"  poems.  

I get right now that the media, the sports media and Ali's allies are going to be on sports-radio stations telling the viewers, some of them, who could care less about his Ali's actions against Frazier.  Or, his insult of another historic boxing legend, Joe Louis.   I'm going to paste portions of my earlier blog entries on the so called greatest:

1.  February 24, 2008 -  "No Longer The Greatest"  

Joe Louis, along with other black fighters who paved a way for Ali to be even called champion, make the money he was able to make and be conned by Don King, was insulted by a loud mouth kid named Cassius. 

I get that during the comment, Ali, along with other superstar athletes were taking a stand for civil rights during that time, but to insult and criticize men and women who had to put up with all the bullshit of being called nigger, spook or jiggaboo or asked to turn around by foreign women so they can see their tails is not only ignorant but they're guilty of what some liberal blacks say about blacks who don't agree with their politics or social stances...

"Forgot where they came from and how they got there."

You can't imagine my anger, when I saw a man who befriended and kept the religion of anti Semitism talk about a man who had to grin on cue, act on cue, not show emotion or celebrate after a victory over a white man, volunteer to fight in a war where the country he comes from won't let him sit in a diner, sit anywhere on a bus, get equal education, get paying jobs, denied the right to vote via intimidation or lyching and a helluva lot more denials a country where freedom and equal rights were promised...Yeah Ali lived in that era, but that era was ending and the country changed. It changed too late for Louis, but it changed at the right time for Ali, where his purses could have paid off Louis' tax debt...

It changed enough for Ali to be given forum after forum to discuss issues that Louis could only dream about.

So this is where I'm at, disdain for a man some called the greatest. And after seeing the documentary, the title was correct...

Joe Louis is and was an American hero and he was betrayed.



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

RF23 - Black Lives?

RF23 - A Nation Divided...A Community Lost

In all of my 29 years as an adult, I have never seen this country so divided.   Racially.   I don't think in its prime, segregation, Jim Crow and slavery had this country so tied up with political correctness and racial divide.   Why did I slip in "political correctness?"  Because in my opinion, it plays a key role in what divides a great, young nation like the United States.

This country is divided, and this is with Barack Obama as president.   And I like to say it, but he's the cause of the racial rift, the over-political correctness and he and his party are the blame for the current state of this country.

Weak.

The one who gets picked on.

The one who gets the "kick me" sign on their back.

The one who is denied seating on a bus.

The one who runs home from school after refusing to stand up for themselves.

You get my point?

This country is so divided, that we're willing to accept social wrongs and reject moral rights.   This country is so divided that "stick and stones" bounce off, but words, normal words are ridiculed as spears of hatred.   

Last week a sitting Missouri University President stepped down because of allegations that he ignored a couple of liars.   I can call them liars today, because each victicrat black, who claimed that something or another happened to them was a lie.    For almost a week, one of the most dumbest domestic terrorists groups have been going around saying "Black Lives Matter" and still continuing to ignore the actual black lives being taken by other blacks.   This week in Minnesota, blacks are clamoring and protesting the death of yet another criminal and nothing on the deaths of innocent black adults and children.   The same domestic terrorists who made demands to have "silent space" or whatever they're calling it are now practicing racial discrimination by cutting off the wallets and purses that fund their dumb cause.   That's right, the slaves have told their paying masters that they can't join in their meetings and play in their hood rat games.   I expect this movement to end like the Soviets did when we played big bank, take little bank in the Cold War.    However, unlike the Soviets, who are making a come-back, groups like black lives matter will not.  They won't even get mention in our history books. 

Everything about this groups smells like shit...Bull to be exact.  

Thursday, November 12, 2015

RF23 - No, You Don't Do More...




RF23 - No, You Don't Do More...


If it ain't the idiots in Missouri, it's the lazy, no planning, not going anywhere workers who, apply to work at a fast food restaurant, wait on a phone call from said fast food joint, and if the fast food joint calls you and offers said applicant a position at the fast food joint.  The offer usually goes something like this:  Hi Ty'Detroit (Could be black male or female) This is Roger Nance, District Manager at Bucky's Chicken Joint, I'm calling to let you know, that we would like to offer you a position as a working in Bucky's.   The job is part time as discussed, and it the pay is $8.00 with benefits, such as company paid health and dental (which by the way is part of your salary).  Will this work for you?  AND THIS IS WHERE YOU SAY YES I WILL TAKE THE JOB OR NO, THANK YOU and hang the hell up.  

Now some of these people would have you believe that one day, they was walking down the street, minding their own business and daydreaming of how great their life is.  When one day, a white van pulls up besides them, the side door opens up and out comes four hooded and white robbed people!  You attempt to run, but one of them has great ninja skills and lasso's you with a rope, knocking you down to your face.  They tie you up, throw you in the van and bring you to Bucky's Chicken.  There you are told you will be paid slave wages to work 4-8 hours a day and they might pay for your health and dental. 

Look at what Lakecha Jackson says, when asked why should she get paid more than paramedic?  and her answer is...We do more.

Hey Lakecha, last checked, there are studies upon studies saying that restaurants such as Mickey D's are bad for people's health, thus, watch this Ms. Jackson, eating your food will cause said paramedic to rush to one of your customer's residence or place of work to save their life, because they ate your unhealthy foods.

Now last checked, the paramedic has to be certified in a lot of things.  You only have to be certified in one thing..Food handling.

Next, Lakesha, if you are receiving benefits such as I dunno, welfare, food stamps, I dunno, section 8!  you can kiss that good bye.



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