*Awkward much? …And just in time for Easter folks! The leader of the free world actually had to be REMINDED to place his hand over his heart in honor of the national anthem.
In the words of ‘Empire’s’ Cookie Lyons, “It’s time to live tweet this bitch!’
Since your president has such a love-interest in social media, here ya go!
What an embarrassment.
*We all know that April showers bring May flowers…but I wonder what type of blooms would pop up next month if the heavens showered tequila down instead of good ol’ H2O?
Well, The Weather Girls be damned: it’s raining tequila! And I’m here for it.
Mexico’s tourist board is displaying the new tequila rain-making contraption at an art gallery in Berlin, in a bid to attract German visitors. As it turns out the Germans love their tequila almost as much as Americans do, and more than our brothers and sisters in Spain, France, Japan or the UK. Continue reading
*A term-limited Michigan state senator says he wants to become the next mayor of the city of Detroit, following in his legendary father’s footsteps.
Coleman Young was Detroit’s first black mayor, and its longest running, serving from 1974 to 1994. He was a hero in metro Detroit’s African American community when I was growing up there. Young was renowned — or infamous, depending on who described him — for not shying away from public debates, be it on the air with prominent television news anchors like the late Bill Bonds, or at town halls with prominent Republican politicians from neighboring counties, like L. Brooks Patterson.
Boy, we could use a “Coleman Young” on the national stage right now, huh?
*We smile through it, don’t we? I remember being so happy when I was once hired to work at a prominent Los Angeles radio station more than a decade ago. But from day one, (and subsequently two years later), the Caucasian GM walked by my desk each morning; where I sat right next to a white woman who held the same position as I, and spoke to her — yet ignored me. The story you are about to read took me right back to that time. Sgt. Qiana Brown was obviously being a “good sport” in the picture above even though she has continued to endure years of harassment, including racial and gender discrimination. It’s crap like THIS that makes the blood of Black folk and other well-meaning individuals just boil! To hear that a female veteran-turned-police officer-turned-sergeant and now mom has been through hell just because of her skin color makes me tremble with rage as I type this.
Ignorant heartless, souless, bastards!!!
Now Sgt. Qiana Brown of Hillside, New Jersey has been forced to file a civil law suit that spells out the treatment she has endured in detail. She has been denied promotions even though her test scores were among the highest; she was denied the right to express breast milk as she requested after having her baby; her hours were revised so that she could not spend time with her infant, and on and on and on. Continue reading
Students from On A Mission Inc. Los Angeles (Facebook)
*Here is an amazing, yet final opportunity to send your child on a tour to visit some of the nation’s best historical landmarks and Universities!
But hurry…There are only a few spaces left!
The tour is facilitated by On A Mission, Inc. and is designed to show local children historical places outside of California, and introduce them to a few colleges. The lucky tourists will get to visit some amazing places (scroll down) they may have only heard about.
A meeting to discuss the particulars will be held THIS SATURDAY, February 25th at, now don’t let this deter you PLEASE: Southwest Police Station, 1546 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90062 at 9:00am Continue reading
*I still remember the “horse of a different color” scene in the 1939 Hollywood remake of The Wizard of Oz.
Remember it? That horse changed into several bright colors during that segment, and has prompted smiles for generations of movie lovers.
Well, THAT was a horse…in a movie. I wouldn’t have been smiling at the sight of this: a 4- to 5-foot orange alligator. He or she — you can’t blame anyone for not wanting to get close enough to discern the beast’s gender! — turned heads earlier this week near a pond just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. Residents have begun joking that it should be called a “Trumpagator.” Continue reading
*Yeah, you read that right. In the election last Fall, the one where we are living the devastating results now…The where two of 10 wise points of advice shared online by Bernice King and others said don’t say HIS name…don’t refer to his [weird] color…
Yes, that election.
In an early and often move it has now been revealed that 31 people in Michigan actually voted two times. The “error” was pointed out after a partial statewide recount investigation of the presidential race raised questions about how ballots were handled in Detroit. Continue reading
*President Barack Obama, during his farewell speech, said “If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing. If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself. Show up. Dive in. Persevere.”
Detroit’s Myya D. Jones, 22, has taken the president’s sage advice to heart. She’s running for the mayor of her hometown.
“I have always been interested in civil engagement,” Jones told Detroit’s Metro Times. “But I was turned off from doing politics because we had such a negative stigma around politics in Detroit.”
Now, she hopes to change that narrative, while she changes things in the city she calls home. Continue reading