President Barack Hussein Obama II, was more than just a president for Black people. He represented the very thing that Black folks did not think was a possibility. The ability to rally a nation in support of a Black president was no easy fete. I watched as Black men and women, some who are legends themselves like Jesse Jackson, cried like babies. They thought this day would never come, that a Black man could sit in the highest office in the nation was unimaginable. As I watched those black folks crying, I wonder what does it mean to them to have a president who is Black. I’m sure they’re not looking for special favors. I know they did not vote for him just because he’s Black. President Barack Obama II represented a struggle that Black people had been fighting for centuries, a struggle to just be taken seriously in our quest for achievement, hope that people will surely be judged by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin, hope that a new world order is in the making because in the old one, no black man would have dared tried to make it to the White House, hope for Black people that we are equal in achieving equality, and hope that our struggle will not continue to be difficult in this great United States.
President Obama represented our voice in that we are able to be heard. He meant to Black people that we can feel sadness to the injustices that are done. He represents the hope that the dialogue between Black and White America can take place. He also represents inclusion for Black people. If we never have another Black President of the United States, Black people know what it feels like to see a dream come true. It gives hope to the children, men, and women of the United States, that anything is possible even if you are Black. Barack Obama was more than just a President, he was Dr. King's dream, Malcolm X's vision, Rosa Park's boycott. Thank you President Obama for 8 great years and bringing truth to the motto of "YES WE CAN"!!
Recently a man by the name of "Rashonne Curry" have been accused of scamming people out of their money. Unfortunately, these accusations have been circulating for years now. This time though he may have scammed his very last victim. Recently he has been accused of accepting a deposit as a down payment for a tattoo. Reportedly the deposit was for the amount of $275.00. When Mr. Curry didn't perform the tattoo on the scheduled date, that's when the victim requested to be refunded. When Mr. Curry didn't refund her, she took to Facebook and thats when dozens of other victims claimed they were also scammed.
Just today a member of our staff took the time to contact Mr. Curry regarding these allegations. He spoke his truth and didn't back down or shy away when he was told there was people calling him a scam artist.
Mr. Curry explain that right now he's dealing with a serious unfortunate situation. Out of respect for Mr. Curry we will not disclose that information. Being the seriousness of the situation he has not had the chance to address these accusations publicly through Facebook. He told the member of our staff that he will respond on Facebook tonight. He also said that, he didn't deactivate his page because of the accusations. He deactivated it due to the fact that he's going through a serious situation and needed to focus on his current situation and didn't need them distractions.
Through our investigation we found post from people accusing him of the same exact thing dated back to 2013.
Now people are questioning is he really a doctor? Is he really a tattoo artist? Well according to Mr. Curry he answer that question about being a tattoo artist by asking, how can a well known tattoo magazine feature him in a article if he's a fake? We went to find the article he was referencing to but couldn't at that current time.
Unfortunately, things are not looking good for Mr. Curry. After speaking to Mr. Curry he did say he will refund the victim back her money. He didn't do so yet because he couldn't leave from his situation. After speaking to him he went on to delete all of his social media accounts. Hopefully Mr. Curry does the right thing and refund the woman her money.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, Newark, NJ is in a crises and it seems to me that the officials of city of Newark seem to have their brains on pause. They keep saying they have a plan in place. Well news bulletin, it's not working or maybe they just don't have one.
Many Newark residents keep hearing city officials promising more cops on the streets. There's a problem there. In order to produce more cops, either the budget have to increase or Newark wasn't spending all the money in the budget on officers in the first place. Even with this increase of police, this will take a little time. Newark is in a crisis now.
City officials seem to want to take the silent approach. Leaving Newark residents to wonder when is the help coming or where is it coming from? Although the Mayor addressed the city safety issues earlier this month, we have yet to see the effects of his plan thus far.
THE TRUTH: Newark does not have a plan to stop the killings. They claim that there are more cops on the street. However are the cops on the street going to deter the criminals? Maybe stiffer penalities. Maybe not a slap on the wrist, 5 years for a murder. Are these people serious? Plea bargains that are disrespectful to the family and the victim are unacceptable. How many more families will have to suffer? How many more children are left fatherless and motherless? How many more families are destroyed? I know the Mayor of Newark is not immune to the violence because he and his family had to experience it. It is not enough to march. Some of the killers probably was at the March on Violence too. No, we do not need to consort with criminals to solve the violence problem. What we need is a real plan. One that starts with children and families. How many of these adults are willing to tell their grown children to stop it? Will they listen, maybe if they are called on the carpet by their own family members they might? We have to start somewhere, let’s start there.
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