I am a Black American. I want to say that I am proud to be American. There are many reasons for me to be proud. I’ll start with freedom. When I started there I stopped there. What does it mean to be free? When I examined the word freedom, I found that I am not free. Freedom means to have the right to act, think, and speak without restraint or hindrance. Also freedom is defined as exemption from external control. Well just those two are enough for me to know as a Black American, I am not free. I definitely do not have the right to act without restrain. Look at all of the Black men and women in American murdered by the police for just reaching for their license and registration. These are things that are expected to be provided when stopped by law enforcement. Black Americans cannot speak without hindrance for if they speak up on someone else’s behalf, they will end up in handcuffs for interference in a police matter. External control exists in everything that Black Americans do. At least the external controls seeks to identify what Black people are doing individually, and collectively. External controls seek to label Black groups such as Black Lives Matter as an anti-police group, which is the furthest from the truth. For me to be proud to be a Black American, I have to ignore the fact that my very existence is under external controls. I have to ignore the facts that some people will still call the police on me if I am in certain neighborhoods. I have to ignore the facts that White women still grip their pocketbook tighter when a Black man is in their presence. I realize that as a Black American I have to work harder so that they don’t see me as Black. I want to be a proud Black American. I want to say that America treats me fairly. I wish the criminal justice system didn’t jail more of us because we are Black. I wish Black men didn’t have to take plea bargains, because they don’t have money to buy their way out of jail. To be a proud Black American means that I ignore my history in America. America has not done anything to me, and my Blackness did not do anything to America. However, my Blackness did make a lot of families in America wealthy and they are still passing that wealth down through generations. Too bad America continues to act as if Black people are irrelevant. I am a proud Black person, and that will have to be enough.
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss announced today that the team has named Earvin "Magic" Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. In addition, General Manager Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Furthermore, Jim Buss will no longer hold his role as Lakers Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations.
"Today I took a series of actions I believe will return the Lakers to the heights Dr. Jerry Buss demanded and our fans rightly expect," Jeanie Buss said. "Effective immediately, Earvin Johnson will be in charge of all basketball operations and will report directly to me. Our search for a new General Manager to work with Earvin and Coach Luke Walton is well underway and we hope to announce a new General Manager in short order. Together, Earvin, Luke and our new General Manager will establish the foundation for the next generation of Los Angeles Lakers greatness."
"It's a dream come true to return to the Lakers as President of Basketball Operations working closely with Jeanie Buss and the Buss family," said Earvin "Magic" Johnson. "Since 1979, I've been a part of the Laker Nation and I'm passionate about this organization. I will do everything I can to build a winning culture on and off the court. We have a great coach in Luke Walton and good young players. We will work tirelessly to return our Los Angeles Lakers to NBA champions."
Jeanie Buss added, "I took these actions today to achieve one goal: Everyone associated with the Lakers will now be pulling in the same direction, the direction established by Earvin and myself. We are determined to get back to competing to win NBA championships again."
The United States Government is one crazy system. Americans pay taxes all year long and work hard for what they get. Then, when tax time comes around they can snatch up every dollar you've worked for. Americans understand they have loans out that need to be paid from when we went to school and the government helped us pay. Although it's beat in our heads to go to school and get these loans to help us through school. Then we get out we're not guaranteed a job in that field and still have these loans to pay. Who can afford to pay back these loans as well as our every day bills? It's as if you stay in debt nonstop. When they come to take your money for their loan they don't take part they take the whole thing. They could at least be kind and give you half of the amount your getting back so you can use that money on what you need it for.
The government uses these student loans to keep Americans in debt. Our children and young adults go to school believing that they'll be able to pay back their debts when they are done and start their careers. What happens if they have a change of heart? What happens if what they went to school for isn't for them? Exactly what happens to so many Americans. Most finish school and then obtain a normal paying job. Only to realize that now they're in debt. American don't realize it's only so many jobs in this world. The job field is filled with many other qualified Americans looking for the same job as you. Do the I.R.S. care? Not one bit that the American system made our children believe that school and only school will be the key to your success. It is a lie. America is scamming it's citizens into debt with a false belief of school will be the answer to you making money. Do you believe we need to change our thinking and believe work before school? Let us know in the comment box below.
The Chris Brown and Soulja Boy fight seemed to have fallen off the face of the earth. It was recently bought back to light over the weekend. Seems like Chris Brown doesn't want to fight Soulja Boy. Brown didn't sign the contract for the fight and Soulja Boy had some words for that. He took to twitter saying since the whole mess started he has had two fights and won both that's why Brown is scared to sign the contract. No response had been made on Brown's end yet. Could Chris be scared of Soulja Boy?
Do you know what the definition of nigger is? When we were in school the definition of nigger was a ignorant person regardless of skin color. Anybody could be called a nigger whether you be white, black, yellow or purple. The definition today according to the dictionary is a contemptuous term used for a black person. When did this change? According to the Webster dictionary they state that the definition has never changed it has always been that definition. It has never been a ignorant person that was a belief of people and that's how it came about. They state that this has been the definition since 1864. So, the dictionary can just change definitions whenever they want? How is that right?
In a articles we published last year we mentioned a plan that was in place to get rid of Newark's black residents. (Click here to read that article) We don't know if it was our article that reached thousands of Newark's residents that made the Mayor respond to these claims but he did reply to these claims in a video posted to YouTube.
Newark is one of the most expensive cities in our country while housing many low income families. Therefore limiting their living options to certain areas that usually have high crime rates. Newark's Mayor stated that Newark is not going to be the new Brooklyn. Referring to how Brooklyn built up their city and pushed low income families out and replace them with middle class and upper class residents. We'll let you listen to his video and we would like to know what you think about what the Mayor said.
Newark's Mayor Talks About Replacing Residents
The White House plans to have an Obamacare alternative ready to go by March. Let's see how this works.
Lets jump right in to it. The Media for so long has been this country's way for the government to speak directly to it's citizens. The only way for the people of this country to spread a message to others around the country was through word of mouth. America now sees the danger in social media and camera phones. Murders, robberies, car thefts and shootings are all caught on video and posted to social media within minutes. Why is that a problem? Simple, these stories are posted to social media and viewed by people from around the world before our government's news networks can get a hold of them and gather what they call "FACTS". Are they facts or just their side of the story?
Almost every time President Trump addresses the Nation, you hear him use the term "Fake News" whenever anything is brought up that he doesn't agree with. Remember, your brain is designed to think anything is false, not real or untrue about anything our government doesn't acknowledge. Are aliens real? No they are not and it's easy to believe they are not because our government has yet to tell us they are. So until then, they are not real. If a video surfaced of a U.F.O. sighting and the public demands an answer, our government will take the video analyze it and then release an explanation on what they claim they've based off facts.
For years our news stations has been able to show us edited videos blurring or cutting out certain frames by using the term, "the video you're about to see was so graphic we had to edit it". At the same time that they show you this edited video, they feed your mind with facts that they've gathered to support their thoughts on what happened. This strategy is used to try to influence your opinion. Now before they can do that, many of these videos are seen on social media allowing the public to make up their own mind and to develop their own opinion. That is exactly what our government doesn't want. So the attack begins on the media.
The demand for raw and uncut videos are so popular, we seen websites such as YouTube and Worldstar grow to be multimillion dollar companies. Trump being a man who usually does his business secretly, knows his best chance to put his plan into place is to make the public believe that most of the information that they are receiving is false. He points out fake news networks directly while telling Americans the ones that they should follow. These are the ones that speak very highly of our President's actions and his plan. Anyone that doesn't and reports their facts are considered fake news. Hopefully you all get the picture of what's really going on. Yes there are a lot of fake news bloggers but is the fake news any different from the fake news and facts that they release? It's only an attempt to further control your thinking and influence their facts and opinion onto you.
People complain all the time about people who have a lot of children. Most of them either don't have children or have 1 or 2 children. Those with a lot of children hear it a lot about the amount of children they have. We never talk about the other ones who also have a lot of children but don't have physical children. I'm talking about those who have had multiple abortions. Even with the abortion, you were still with child. That should not excuse you from anything. Many have had multiple abortions but don't have a child but quick to say something about the other. Maybe someone should talk about the fact that you didn't want the child and another person took the responsibility to take care of theirs. Those that have had multiple abortions have no room to talk about others.
KISSIMMEE, FLA. -- A mother and daughter from Ocean Grove were arrested during a prostitution bust at a Florida motel.
According to a charging affidavit obtained by thesmokinggun.com, Tanja Gammon, 57, and her 31-year-old daughter, Darcel Gammon placed an ad on the Orlando dating section of backpage.com in which they claimed to be a "SeXy MILF" with an awesome attitude, personality and a hatred for the taste of Latex.
An undercover police officer called the number on the add on Feb. 7 and Tanja Gammon said it would cost $100 for 30 minutes with her and then gave the officer the address to a Motel 6 on the W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee, the court records said.
When the officer arrived at the hotel, Tanja Gammon greeted him wearing lingerie and then retrieved a condom before starting to grab his underwear, the court records said
As other officers entered the hotel room to place, Tanja Gammon immediately started to yell: "I didn't take the money yet, I didn't take the money yet! So it really doesn't matter!"
Darcel Gammon, who was identified as Tanja Gammon's daughter, was discovered hiding in locked bathroom of the motel room and also wearing lingerie. She had been in the bathroom to listen and look out for her mother, police said.
According to the Osceola County Department of Corrections website, Darcel Gammon was charged with prostitution, conspiracy and keeping a house of ill fame and was held on $20,000 bond.
Tanja Gammon was charged with prostitution and held on $1,500 bond, according to jail records.
Do you believe every man should get a DNA test married or not? Many women believe a married man shouldn't request a DNA test in fact they would feel disrespected and feel as though their loyalty is being questioned.
Although there are some women against a DNA test, there are some women that see nothing wrong with their man or husband asking for a DNA test. Some women believe a DNA test can provide their partner that security he desire. Some said it's nothing wrong with being sure.
Many people think it would be a good idea for all children to be DNA tested at birth. So we ask you what do you think? Is it wrong for a man, especially a married man to ask for a DNA test.
The negotiations are all over. After signing with Andre Ward and J Prince to manage him, they decided to sign with Top Rank Boxing and Bob Arum the legendary boxing promoter. Shakur Stevenson from Newark, New Jersey been boxing since the age of 5 when his grandfather Willie Moses introduced and taught him the sport of boxing.
Shakur has put together one of the most impressive Amateur careers ever. The highlight of his Amateur career came last summer during the 2016 Olympics when he captured Silver for team U.S.A. Many believe Shakur is the next Floyd Mayweather but if you ask Shakur, he's the next Shakur. Bob Arum and Top Rank boxing took a huge step towards the future by signing Shakur. This mean Top Rank possibly will be headlining many more Pay Per View events by signing the future of boxing.
After Floyd Mayweather flew to Brazil and praised the young and talented boxer, many believed he would sign with Mayweather Promotions. Floyd Mayweather was even quoted saying "Shakur Stevenson is the next Floyd Mayweather". Shakur Stevenson is a star in the making and looking to make his own name. Look forward to seeing Shakur Stevenson making his Pro Debut within the next couple of months.
Statistics show that 70% of black women date drug dealers, inspiring rappers or athletes in black communities. Females feel as though if they date these men they are in for easy money. Real drug dealers make a lot of money on a daily basis. Women look at that money and see that they may not have to work ever again because of the cash flow and see them these rappers, athletes and drug dealers as the popular guy.
Let's be real. Only 2 percent of the world's population make it to become a professional athlete. It's even lower for rappers. Chances are if you're dating an inspiring athlete or rapper there's a 98% chance of them not reaching their dream. This article isn't intended to make you not support your partner but for you to understand what you're up against. Why in our black communities is it not okay to date the geek? The guy that can answer all the questions in class? The guy that realize it much safer to visit the museum rather than to go clubbing with people with a violent history? Do you think black women are attracted to athletes, rappers and drug dealers more than anything else? Leave a comment below.
Donald Trump thinks that families that receive $900 or more in food stamps should not be receiving that much. "No one family needs that much in food stamps", said Trump. He said that most families that receive that much in food stamps sell most of them for cash and that money can stay with the government. Families that receive that much in food stamps are families with a lot of children and either don't work or don't make a lot. Trump states that their should be a cap on how much food stamps are giving out. He believes that people with over 3 children need to find a way to provide for all of them. Trump said just like taxes, their should be a certain amount of children that can be claimed for food assistance. Should he be able to put a cap on how much assistance is received?
Studies show that men that wear skinny jeans are more likely to get hemorrhoids. Doctors have said to us that many rappers and entertainers are suffering from hemorrhoids because of wearing skinny jeans. Lil Wayne and Young Thug are known for wearing skinny jeans.
Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anis that cause discomfort and bleeding. Compression can cause hemorrhoids and anal fissures, while bacteria in such a humid environment can create yeast overgrowth, and thus, infections. With the wearing of these tight jeans, it constructs movement of the male organs and not enough breathing room and causes these hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are treatable but are very painful. You can use over the counter medications to help with them. Just a fair warning for you men not to go with the latest trend but to go with what is more comfortable and free fitting.
Women trying to get more child support from fathers that don't see there children. Women believe that fathers should pay more child support if they don't spend time with their children. They believe that if you can't physically be there for the child then you should be able to be more financial for your child.
Women feel that if these men spend money every weekend in the club buying the whole bar and buying new outfits, how come they can't pay more? The men claim they work so hard for the little they have to support their family but is their family the strippers they throw ones to at the club? Single parents feel like if you have time to spend in the clubs you have time to see your children. If they can't physically be there, they should be able to be more financially sufficient to their children.
New couple alert!!
Cardi B and rapper Offset from The Migos were caught holding leaving a Super Bowl event on Sunday. Could this be something new sparking with Cardi B latest break up with longtime jail boyfriend Tommy? Only time will tell, Best wishes to the both of them!!
Thousands of Americans flock to Google to see options on homeschooling for their children. With Betsy Devos taking the spot of Secretary of Education, parents are scared of the future for their children. The reason for the scare? People fear that with the lack of her experience in education and dealings with public school and laws to protect students, that she will mess up the Board of Education. Thanks to the vote of Vice President Mike Pence she was accepted into this position. Many think she's not ready for this position and that she is going to mess up the school system. Homeschooling is a expensive option for parents, but will it pay off better than public schools now with Betsy in office?
For years in the city of Newark, the downtown area has been infested with gang members. Harassing citizens that walk by to purchase illegal drugs to shouting gang terms that make most people uncomfortable. For some reason the city of Newark either refuse to address this issue or they just can not keep them gang members from standing out there harassing people. We spoke to people around the city and one lady said, "them gang members look dirty, we call them the dirty downtown bloods".
With Newark trying to make themselves more appealing so big businesses will come, it's hard when you have the gang members in your city continuously harassing the residents and visitors that shop downtown. These people are also harassing women and even our children that commute through the downtown area to get to and from school. This problem has been going on to long and residents and commuters are sick of it.
Nicki Minaj's mansion was broken into and $200k worth of jewelry and other things were stolen. Many believe the burglary was personal due to the fact that perfume bottles and much of Nicki's personal items were destroyed. For more on this watch the video below.
NEWARK -- Police on Friday arrested a Newark man who was wanted in a shooting that injured a 17-year-old boy and a separate armed street robbery days apart in August, authorities said.
Aquil Baldwin, 25, was charged with aggravated assault, robbery and weapons offenses. Members of the city police division's Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested Baldwin without incident, according to Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose.
Baldwin is accused of shooting the teen Aug. 6 at the Georgia King Village apartment complex, according to authorities. The teen was treated for non life-threatening injuries at University Hospital.
Ten days later, police said Baldwin also robbed a 60-year-old man near Market Street and Springfield Avenue. The man flagged down officers on patrol and reported he was robbed by an armed man who took his cash as the victim left a bank.
City detectives determined Baldwin was a suspect in both crimes and authorities issued a warrant for his arrest, Ambrose added.
A woman who lives in the apartment where Baldwin was arrested, identified as Malikah Roberts, 35, of Newark, was also charged with hindering apprehension, police said.
Here's Trump again with his craziness. This time he's saying he's going to cut social security disability checks. He feels as though most of the recipients of these checks can still physical work they are just lazy. Trump wants to get the recipients in the Social Security Administration again and do another thorough investigation to ensure they physically can't work. Doctors can put anything on a piece of paper to help people receive these checks as well as they can fake their craziness and thinking abilities to receive the checks. Those that do not pass this test will lose a undisclosed amount of their checks each month until it's down to $0. That way these recipients will still receive income until they find employment. Trump is trying to find ways to save the governments money.
Meek Mill has been accused of having parts in the robbing of ex girlfriend, Nicki Minaj. He has had plenty to say in the last few days about her and the reuniting of fellow Young Money artist Drake. He took to Instagram with photos of him and Lil Kim saying if it wasn't for Lil Kim, Nicki wouldn't know how to be who she is and the Lil Kim is still the Queen of New York. When leaving the club he was asked did he have anything to do with the robbery Meek said " Does it look like I need to rob anybody?" Breakups are hard but it seems like Meek Mill is taking it pretty easy.