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Let me say this: Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mothers who are grinding. Those whom are old school, new school, community, and many others. Oh yes it’s your day and you probably had a blast.

For now, I’m scratching my head again.

So James Comey got fired by #45. The same one that took down Hillary and the so-called emails.  Are we suprised?

Oh I see that the class of 2017 at Bethune Cookman College did not appreciate the presence of Betsy DeVos. And the folks on Social Media (in an opposite sense) had to call them disrespectful or “they won’t get any jobs” speech. Who’s the blame? Not the students! And for the record, she did talked “smack” about the HBCU Schools! Let’s be real.

If you’re a black graduate from Liberty University and just heard #45 spoke, and after the stuff he pulled so far, what is going through your mind?

What’s it going to take to solve this? Seeing a bunch of folks protecting a statue with torches?

Really, Steve Harvey? You fired your staff and having this “shield” that you don’t want to talk? Dude, stop!

Is Facebook really that hypocritcal? You get your movie clips with music banned but they don’t remove a pic with someone being hanged. Really?

Most recently, there have been alot of Sky Fox drones for news. Can there be more Sky Fox drone Jobs? Hmmmmm…..

In Wisconsin, can there be “Telepresence Jobs” and “Fab Lab Jobs” in the making for us over 30 years old? Training perhaps? With Bachelor’s and such.

Who is making all these so called memes about the Holy Bible and Slavery? Like the design and slave boats?

Does Wisco have a “Real Strong” candidate against Scott Walker? I mean a real strong candidate? No weak folks in 2018!

So folks hate these “spinning fidgits” that are being advertised. Being all distractive. How so?

Why I don’t see more POC in the Sons of The American Legion, Auxillary Legion or the Legion Riders? Especially in areas where not enough POC’s reside? I think they need to expand it more to the minority communities.

Milwaukee: did we enjoyed the 2nd Annual MPS Alumni Reunion?

Looking at the polls about the firing of James Comey. 29% only approve of his removal. What about the other percentage?

Milwaukee: what about that streetcar construction?

Why is #45 using the word “tapes”?

Glad to see that the Obamas are not going away. Good. Will the haters listen yet again?

Why is hazing still a problem in Fraternities and Sororities that lead to death? I don’t know it’s time to use a background check on the groups.

Dang, why was a 15 year old black teenager Jordan Edwards, who had straight A’s was recently killed in a car by a local police department in Texas? Did his life (black life) mattered? Oh I don’t hear the “All Lives Matter” groups talking now!

Ok. I have to say this: why was Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took on the salary speaking funds that Barack Obama is getting?  Let the man get his paper!

Alot of the haters still hate on the Affordable Care Act. And those are supposed to be “Gun Touring Christians and follow the Good Book to screw others” in all. And I’m saying this as a Christian! Um….explain the details of why that about 29 million Americans should not get any coverage of pre-existing conditions. Explain why that those who are diagnosed with Diabetes, MS, Cancer, Heart Disease, or any other health concern should not get nothing to treat! Y’all making me run back to the medical folks for physical. Dang!

And the last question is…….. Mothers, are you blessed once again for Mothers Day? Enjoy and have fun. And always honor those whom are not here physically but around spiritually.

Speaking of which, I will be doing a Father’s Day Scratching head in honor of my father, and other fathers whom are eternally resting. And those whom have stepped up to the plate that act upon like fathers. It will be special. Stay tuned.


For many of us, it’s the last leg for President Barack Obama and Family. He will always be a type of President that many will talk about for years to come.

HOWEVER: there are those who felt that he didn’t do enough or should have been more on the Black Community over the Gays, Women, and many others. Of course, we can talk about the times that the Republicans REFUSED to have the vote in, the ACA, jobs, and world issues. And of course we can talk about the many many times that some goober talked about “YOU LIE” and many other hate angles. Oh, including that Mitch McConnell said that he would be a one term president. We know that bullet was dodged.

So today, being that it’s the day that we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. And the hopes that many WILL learn besides the dream. King wasn’t always about I Have A Dream. More on that later. With today being for MLK, I’m shifting the focus on the past 8 years that America Had it’s Black President for real and for the yahoos, racists, haters, sellouts, and wackos who felt he didn’t deserve it: YES HE DID!

Who thought that the 8 years was so positive for Obama?

Did the Republicans really succeed badly when they decided to go against Obama?

Why did the “Blue Dog” Democrats had sold out?

They say that Obama was a socialist. REALLY?!

When was the day that Obama had to really defend himself?

Many of you must have forgotten that Barack got a Nobel Peace Prize, right?

Oh for the forgotten doors: Why so much has been asked what he had done? Another reason why Americans have some short memory spans. And I’m not talking about the older folks. Younger folks don’t remember much either. SAD!

So the soon-to-be President Donald Trump had Barack to produce his Birth Certificate and many had followed. You do realize that was a dumb move, right?

Why did Fox News feared Barack’s middle name “Hussein”?

Oh when the time that Osama Bin Laden was killed, were you  or anyone else cheering along with the President’s decision then?

For you: the Tea Party jack offs: Why so racist? Like really!

Has EVERY COLLEGE really had to dig deep about the degrees and jobs that Obama made a declaration to check on?

Has EVERY ORGANIZATION of Debt, or Credit Checks, really assigned themselves well after a few changes when OBAMA made that declaration?

Oh let’s talk education again: specifically community colleges. Have many of us realized that Community Colleges cannot be slept on? Also like science fairs for the kids?

For all you conspirators and jack offs: why making all this mess about him wanting to be killed?

For all you Michelle Obama haters: yeah those kept those so called “ape in heels”, or “she should act more First Lady Like” or like Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner said something about her having a big butt, or others making ridiculous comments about her outfits or just her in general  that weren’t as lady like: Do you ALL realize that you sounded so stupid after making those remarks, and many of you probably don’t have jobs now?

For all you Sasha and Malia Haters: you know that ignorance is a mitch, right?!

And folks, were we so overboarded when Sasha wasn’t at her father’s last speech?

And also: that time when Malia was at Lollapalooza in Chicago and yes she was being a normal carefree teen at 18. But did we really OVERREACT that much?  Yes, Malia will learn accountability as she grows up. 18 doesn’t mean much that well per se.

What about Malia taking a year off before starting college? Should all High School Graduates follow that same procedure?

Did the losers like John McCain and Mitt Romney actually learned their lessons after losing to Barack in 2008 and 2012?

Did Black Entertainment really rocked when Obama was in office?

Did Hip Hop really rocked when Obama was in office? So many Obama references in rap songs like crazy.

For all of the black media: BET, TVOne, Podcasts, Social Media sites, Newspapers, Radio Shows, Magazines, Blogs, Articles, and more: was all that appreciated of the JOLT of Confidence by our work to archive for the Obama-Biden Crew?

For all of the black businesses that printed up Obama T-shirts, hats, buttons, sweaters, jackets, in all: Can we do more of that even after Obama is not in office?

For all the black supporters that backed Obama since DAY ONE: did we really back him up other than hearing the speeches?

For all the black churches that invited Obama to speak: was it good?

For all of the Joe Biden haters: have you disregarded him too much?

Joe Biden was the huge F-ing deal as VP. Agree or Disagree?

Yes, Barack and Joe had the bromance thing going. We know. But others are asking why and how. Really?

Obamacare was the jolt for healthcare. Why are those wanting to kill it for those who want to be insured, get checked, pay less, etc?

For those whom are major confused: Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing! Why is that so hard?

 

Did anyone of us got lucky when we can finally take pictures IN THE WHITE HOUSE?

Why do republicans as much want to erase everything that Obama did like he never existed? Hate does come into play.

CALLOUT: For all of my conscious, hotep, and sometimes not connectable black people: what was it that Obama wanted to do for us?

CALLOUT: For all of my conscious, hotep, and sometimes not connectable black people: what was it that Obama should have done for us besides well, being President of the United States?

CALLOUT: For all of my conscious, hotep, and sometimes not connectable black people: did we really partied that much in these 8 years?

CALLOUT: For all of my conscious, hotep, and sometimes not connectable black people that didn’t do enough: why are we mad now that Donald Trump is going in? EXPLAIN! Put down the Hidden Colors and Dr. Umar Johnson speeches for a moment. Just explain why.

CALLOUT: For all of my conscious, hotep, and sometimes not connectable black people that didn’t vote (as well as everyone else): REALLY?

For all the international folks, can you really remind us that Obama was the best thing that America had since Kennedy or Bill Clinton?

CALLOUT: For the international folks that hated Obama. Called him a monkey and all that mess, you realize that your racism is just as deadly as America, right? And you know who you are. Don’t front!

For the racists: You really think that Black Lives Matter was linked with Obama all this time?

About that 60% approval rating though. Really? Yeah really though.

For all the gun freaks: were you really that scared that Barack was coming for your Guns way after the gun issues were handed out? Oh, he Skeet Shooted at Camp David with a rifle. Hmmmm………..

For the misinformed that were way too misinformed about Obama: when will you get your facts straight? Besides him where he was born, got his education, his teachings, his first jobs, etc!

For the doubters: have you underestimated Obama by a slight margin?  Or should I say a big margin?

Who is getting Obama’s book when it comes out in the near future?

Anyone is still or will continue to donate to OFA and/or My Brother’s Keeper? And the female groups?

Did GM rocked the house after the bail out for jobs? Plus the jobs that bounced back to positive digits?

What group of folks are still hating on Community Organizers? Don’t front!

Will this President inspire those to run for office, especially of color?

Will the Obama-Biden Crew continue to be a force that no one can NEVER EVER overstep or deny

And the last question. After 8 years, one term in Illinois: Will you miss “the hell “out of President Barack Hussein Obama II? Admit the guilt.


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Keep calm it’s Sagittarius Season

 

Well readers: I’m in the 40’s club. This is the first blog post for me as a now 40 year old man living in Milwaukee. After all, just now turning forty years old seemed strange, but I knew it was coming. Like really coming.

SO: WELCOME to the 2016 Sagittarius Check-In!

For all of the Sagittarius folks whom had and are celebrating birthdays, like me Happy Birthday. We sags do indeed know how to turn up!

The Glyphs are out with the bows and arrows and when those try to throw us off our game, WE BOUNCE BACK! That’s what we do!  No other zodiac I know probably doesn’t do that! We got the half and half thing working so let’s get it going before those Capricorns do justice. Oh by the way, I know many might ask what’s up with the other zodiac check ins, why always Sagittarius. Look, if I was a freaking Gemini or Leo or Aries, or Aquarius, or whatever, I’ll be jacked up for one of those. But, since I am an Archer, or that Centaur, (not to discredit the others) its about the love of the Sag folks.

For those of us that are having a ball, let’s keep it up. Yeah, I know that the others are having that task at hand, but I have to say again, that it’s a constant reminder that us Sag folk need to keep that balance. Period. It’s in our “horselike philosophical” stance that we need to keep up the momentum in the long run.

For those of us having those milestone moments: ITS OUR YEAR!

It’s our year that we are going to the next level. A next level of decade living. We all have to be onguard in which the concerns of our health, finance, stability of objections and also relationships stay intact. Now I would say this that if there are those in your Social Media list that is always getting you to smile, and you feel so jovial in your heart (jovial is a keyword) STAY JOVIAL. As an introvert, this who making you smile thing from other folks in my opinion is not that serious. Almost like getting you to talk like the next guy down the street. Don’t let NO ONE steal your joy. I don’t care if it’s some older woman or man that knew you from the womb or the whatever: don’t let nobody steal your joy! If your joy is to have a cool Happy Birthday for your Milestone year, don’t let them steal it! Many of us have worked hard, or been though hard times just to get have ONE DAY OF JOY! Many of you church folks should realize that! Because many of you keep preaching it like every Sunday. I hear that! And someone also tells you to smile. Let me say this: We’ll “smile” when we’re doing something right and I speak for us whom are Sagittarians and Introverts. You non-Sagittarius folks must understand that many of us aren’t like you. As a matter fact, many of us aren’t like you in ways of reacting like saying Good Morning, How are you doing, That’s fine, how’s the family, how are the kids, how is job going, or many many  others. I’m like, give us the room to breathe! DANG! Note to everyone else: If and or when your birthdays come, you can do whatever you want. I don’t care! BUT this is the Sagittarius’ turn. And the bows and arrows are still flying in full force with FIRE! Let us have this ONE DAY OF JOY or ONE SEASON BEING JOVIAL to collect ourselves, and go back to kick butt. And even though we respect the opinion of others, don’t forget Sagittarians, this is OUR TIME!

Happy Birthday Sagittarius!:

Well speaking of milestones and being jovial. This #milestone40 thing had be on the pulse to realize that it’s still time to grow. Time to breathe. Time to relax. And also time to unwind a bit to huddle up in the locker room with the plans in hand for the game and just win the trophy. I had to realize that this week when my 30’s were ending, and the 40 age was just getting started. I realized that last year it got me the most like “dang, it’s the last of my 30’s.” But when 12:10 am struck on December 5th happened and as the switch from one age to another happened, it wasn’t a fake image. It was real. The reality actually did happen.

 

 

So now I’m in the age bracket in which the Fabulous 40’s are taking place. Now since I got here, it’s time to survive! Many of us in our 40’s as we know are going to be more challenged to be more healthy (colon stuff, awareness of prostate and ovarians), more financially stable, and etc. They say that when your are in your 40’s, you’re more like an adult even more than your 30’s and 20’s. And late teens. Plus also the 40’s I hear it’s all about gain more control. I hope it’s true, because there are things in my life that need more control very sharply!

However, as much as scary as the 40’s might be, just remember that other age brackets can be scary also. But we have to be so watchful! Especially in this 21st Century.

But look on the bright side, for those of us whom are 1976 Born: we are celebrating not only our birthdays, but we are celebrating life. We are celebrating us being the Sagittarians we normally are. Nevermind the what folks say what Sagittarians SHOULD be about. Let’s show them what being a Sagittarius is all about! Let’s show them that even though we can name the famous folks who share the same Glyph, we need to express the mindset and value that we have going EVERYDAY!

Plus I need to get this out. We got violence. We got assaults. We got all those problems that make us wanna go and move. We need to understand yet again, especially in this holiday season of Advent, yes problems will occur. But we can still celebrate!

That is what we need to do. That is what must be done!

So fellow Sagittarians, we are still alive! We are still in the hunt everyday to get what we want in life. It’s not just symbols or what type of sex life per say that we should have. It’s real now that we need to just do it. EVERYTIME! Keep the bows and arrows up. No matter what.

And for us Bicentennial Sags who just turned the 40 age: #40UP! Now and for life!

There’s a need for speed as you race through your day, solving problems as you go. Issues might unexpectedly arrive this afternoon when impatient Mars runs into the eccentric Aquarius Moon, but this could serve as just the lightning bolt needed to take a brilliant idea to the next level. Resistance doesn’t always slow you down; sometimes conflict resolution acts as a propelling force. Rather than ignoring the reality of the situation, save the day by finding an innovative solution as soon as you can.  – Tarot.com; December 5th, 2016

 


I thought I would never say this today.

Between 2017 and 2021, there will be a harsh reality that a guy like Donald Trump and those voting up for him in anguish against the Obama Crew all this time is really coming to light. And those of us that wanted to stay home and not exercising our right to vote is also that the rules haven’t sunk in enough. Well guess what ladies and gentlemen, THEY HAVE SUNK IN! For you Millennials or Blacks who haven’t voted or those who needed a reminder (after writing in Daffy Duck or Elmer Fudd) that Elections Have Consequences. You will hear that again. And again. And again.

This is like losing a championship in the big game. Really it does.

Looking at Hillary. I know she tried. Lord knows she tried. But I would like know is why she didn’t come to Wisconsin when she was campaigning? I know Chelsea, Tim Kaine, and others have been here. But why wasn’t SHE HERE?! Why wasn’t the Clinton campaign wasn’t going to the doors knocking, emails, public meetings, mobilizing,  and signing up those that wanted to vote up? Specifically here in Wisconsin?!

Trump was in Wisconsin more than once. The airwaves were up. He was spending money like crazy. Not much for Hillary.

CALLOUT: Remember when  Obama was running? Get used to saying that.

Remember when Obama was running and the folks were out in droves? Turnout was high as hell, and folks were also enthused to get to the polls. Going door to door, and everything. And it kept going and going. That machine was working. It was kicking butt and taking names! Plus a new way of politics was born under the birth of the Obama Crew.

But why not for Hillary and Tim Kaine? I think that has to be examined. As well as for the Democratic base and connections.I think also the so-called third party is to blame. Just like Ralph Nader took some of the votes from Al Gore and John Kerry. Oh I know you remember that, huh?!  That Clinton machine though, even though we know it well, it was not working. I respect her service, but it was not enough. Not enough.

But oh no! Not even a close one.

And the list of Donald Trump’s demands though. Most of that might be gone.

Affordable Care Act: it might be over.

Executive Orders that Obama had: Over.

This is like removing Obama from historical assets. All this work in the last 8 years might be in serious jeopardy. It’s a problem!  That’s like we partied so much but forgot to save the money for the nest egg.

So to say this: This really sucks. When I was working the polls on Election Day, I observed the people coming in and out. All of the 13 hours from sun up and sun down at my old High School. And it was my 10th Year serving. But when I looked at the results of the Official Turnout, that was part of it that wasn’t as sharp. It was a low medium turnout. Not a lot of people didn’t show up to vote. I know many heavily voted early. But the last minute surge wasn’t on point. And this is supposed to be a Presidential Election? REALLY?!! Why the low turnout?! That ain’t cool with me. Sorry! Especially in Wisconsin that got Trump the W.

All that energy, was just gone.

You have these women, these white women the most favoring Trump, after what he said about grappling vaginas in a sexual abuse manner: Disturbing. Even hating against Muslims, Mexicans and that wall and African-Americans. Most of the men with degrees and high school diplomas (white men) also favored Trump. All those who polled and asked: “who are you going to vote for?” I’ll bet your bottom dollar, the respondents probably lied in thinking Clinton, but favoring Trump. And voting for him. And again getting the W. And the issue of Voter Suppression still lingers.

So what happens now? What really happens now? What needs to be done?

First: EVERY Election future race must be examined. The city, county, state must NOT be overlooked. Period.

Second as we know: the Presidential Election must not be slept over. NOT EVER!

Third: The Clinton Machine that was working in the 90’s needs to retire. But I want to see a new machine that can grow again and also be unstoppable that can be better for the Democrats. Can Chelsea do this? I’m looking at her to be that new cog in that NEW Clinton Machine. Maybe Bernie can help out. Knowing he could. And don’t think that the Obama Machine is at far behind to be redesigned. Just wait haters.

Fourth: The DNC needs to retool, restock, retrain, and reload with new fresh talent. Not just the same old thing, but again: NEW FRESH TALENT! From the city alderman to the number one contender to the White House. Plus, the DNC needs to TALK THINK AND DO with African-Americans. That needs to be cleaned up. 

Fifth: The black folks can not be shut out. Period. No matter who or what. Black folks: we need to let the upcoming administration know that no matter what happens, he will be examined. That’s like saying if Trump F’s UP his game as President: get on him. Just like when Obama said about accountability. I don’t care if you are a hard nosed Republican fan that shout N*gger words in public. Yeah I said it. Many of you will be saying it around that Thanksgiving Day Holiday and your co workers plus that individual you didn’t like.  You the Trump Republican fans: You better hold him accountable in everything he does! Folks will be watching his every move. If he messes up: get on his case. If you don’t, others will. That is a promise. Even the German Challencelor had a not so friendly advice to Trump. Germany, as an American (whom did not vote for Trump) you have my international permission to hold Donald Trump accountable! And that goes for our allies as well. And no, I’m not running to Canada. I’ll visit Canada though.  Plus also, black folks we need to get back to be real voters again. Not protest voters. REAL voters! We need to access our own businesses, our own economic status to improve, and build our time honored tradtions to get US to stay in the game. Even if we need to go into our own businesses if the so-called businesses don’t want us because we’re that one word: Black. Now for you non-blacks, you may think this is a racist remark, but to us, it’s the truth that many will not tell you. And some of you are married or worked with black folks.

Sixth: I was listening to WNOV this morning. And there was question about who will represent the Black Community in the Trump era? Black folks: Look to our Senators, Our Congressmen or Congresswomen. Our Alderpersons, regional leaders whom are black. Here in Milwaukee: We got just to name a few, Senator Lena Taylor, State Representative Jason Fields, Congresswomen Gwen Moore, Alderwomen Chantia Lewis and Milele Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Khalif Rainey, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Russell Stamper II, County Supervisors: Marcelia Nicholson, Supreme Moore Omokunde, and Willie Johnson Jr. And no, I’m not putting Sheriff David Clarke on the list because I think now we in the community are waking up with the real truth about him. He’s not what he says he is. He don’t qualify.  Other black leaders like Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Shelia Jackson-Lee, and other well known black officials must not be overlooked either that can be viable to represent.

Seventh: We know that Donald Trump’s inauguration is in January. Of course we know. But just watch Obama’s last remarks.

Eight: Younger folks whom are 18-25 and love my blog, you need to realize that voting does matter. It matters when you register, actually get the ballot, vote your choices, and get a sticker. Plus also, you have to be engaged,  educate your issues, concerns and many others. Many of you should have done that! If you didn’t vote, that is on YOU! You should have voted but instead worrying about the  water in Michigan, tons of unemployment in Milwaukee or the ongoing saga of innocent black men slaughtered by the police, or the  ongoing thing of HealthCare for others, you must be waking up dumb! Oh, Donald Trump talked about stop and frisk nationwide. Law and Order. If a racist cop pulls you over and the deadly frisk happens: DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU! These new laws that the new upcoming administration would do would be far more deadlier than your expensive smartphone. Get your minds right quick! This is no game! It’s not a joke.

Yes, many of us are sad and scared. We need to be afraid. There is no telling what Donald Trump might do first, next or last. We won’t know if any of our allies would be able to trust our intellect, our civil rights, our employment, our education, our right to choose, our right to marry, our healthcare needs and wants, our trust, borderline neighborhoods, the small town, the big city, a new red state, or the same old blue state, or if anyone is bright enough, yes like Dr. King once said, we got some difficult days ahead. We got through the mess of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, trying to get over the junk of Scott Walker, and now, soon to be: this guy.

By the way: The Struggle Continues.

 

 

 


Ok. It’s a three way dance that it’s long awaited.This dance though, is so legit that will make the old school dances come back like killer clowns on Halloween. But anyway: it’s on. Take a number and just relax.

First on the card: Peter Feigin, the President of the Milwaukee Bucks made headlines recently on the comments he made about Milwaukee.

And he quotes the following statement:

Very bluntly, Milwaukee is the most segregated, racist place I’ve ever experienced in my life. It just is a place that is antiquated. It is in desperate need of repair and has happened for a long, long time. One of our messages and one of our goals is to lead by example.

Well. He’s telling the truth.

This is coming from the President of the Milwaukee Bucks, that was stated in a Rotary Meeting in Madison. My question is, why is there are those who felt shocked and appalled by what he said? If anyone knows the city like a book, it’s a well known factor that the city of the Good Land does have factors about segregation and racism and those factors have been so examined too many times. It’s the truth! And I don’t think that Peter should not have backed away or peddled away from his statement! Folks, I know what Peter Feigin may have said that must have set off fire alarms. But there is no denying that those alarms about the ongoing struggle of segregation in a city that was founded by three socialist mayors like Solomon Juneau, Byron Kilbourn and George Walker, and with the Festivals, the Brewers, Summerfest, and countless others.Yes Milwaukee’s ongoing problem with segregation still lingers. It’s not just black and white, anyone else of any ethnicity can be felt segregated while struggle. So I don’t feel that Peter Feigin shouldn’t be guilty of stating an ongoing problem that plagues the city. We in the city that are life long Milwaukeeans: we know. You former Milwaukee Residents that moved and never came back or rarely make visits, I’ll agree that you also know. Even if you rarely visit if you live in the suburbs, or Madison. But know this, the issue of this problem is not just Milwaukee, it’s all over the place. Sorry for the Spoiler Alert, but racism is in America’s DNA. No matter how scary it is. Is there segregation in Atlanta? Chicago? What about the Twin Cities? Texas? Or another well known city like NYC or Miami? Or a well known spot internationally? Come on now! Tell the truth! Even though the big whigs don’t want to admit it, but it IS the truth! Folks can back track all they want. Or tell those “dont’ bring that up!  Just do your job and don’t discuss it”. And for those who picked this up in New York, Chicago, MSN Websites, and many others that are a bit shocked on a journal scale, why are you surprised that Milwaukee has this problem?

Stop the pain!

It’s going to get brought up as a CONSTANT reminder that racism exist. It’s real as a headlock. In which I’ll continue more in the second card.

Second card: Yes: real racism does exist.

We all know this. Yesterday, I was listening to The Forum on WNOV. And as I was listening to a segment in regarding racism. We all know that yes, Milwaukee or this instance the Greater Milwaukee Area is no stranger to the effects of Segregation and of course, again racism period. As was listening to the segment, the exact segment about a certain caller whom believed that there is no such thing as “real racism”. After listenting to that one little snippet, this caller must be drunk! SERIOUSLY! And the caller is from West Allis. The same West Allis like where the Wisconsin State Fair is located. And West Allis like the areas of the outliners of the burbs in the area is mostly Republican. But the issue here is RACISM! For all of you callers or speakers whom call into a Black Radio Station clamining that racism doesn’t exist, then you must be AGAIN drunk! I had my experience of racism 6 years ago when I got a letter from Reed vs Dresser in regarding a Civil Rights Case in regarding the issue of the company that DID NOT allow African-American Applicants to train or hire to work for their company! This is true white people! I remember handing in a resume of mine way back around the mid-2000’s  actually 2006 at a job fair in Pewaukee. And also I applied for a job online (on Dresser’s Website) a year later to find work. Then August 2010 came which I got a notice that based on the results of the documented proof, I was one of the 300+ African-Americans that did not got a job based on the fact it was due to racism. So like many others who got that letter, I filled out a form with my detailed info, submitted a copy of my Drivers License in all and mailed both the form and DL Copy to the company in Florida. When October came, in which it was the day after the so-called holiday of Columbus Day, I picked up the mail from my parents house and one of the mail had my name on it. And it was from the Reed vs Dresser company and I was awarded a check of $5,000. I was BLOWN AWAY!!  And all of this was a direct result of me being a job seeker; no a African-American Job Seeker got disrespected all because of racism of looking for a job! In the Greater Milwaukee Area. And you got these so-called white folks who think that racism doesn’t exist. WAKE UP! I’ve mentioned this before on the blog many times, and it’s becoming a still constant reminder about that there are companies here in the area, as well as America that doesn’t want to hire applicants of color! What’s the Plan B in all of this? Either find a job that really doesn’t do the hate thing on hiring, or find your own job by employing yourself. Be your own boss. Be your own CEO. And when you do that, you are doing you. Nothing wrong with that. And your haters who refuse to hire folks of color will be embarrassed. And probably these are the same folks who are in HR are probably those who are doing the “judging hiring” of African-American applicants of not getting in. I’ll bet 40 dollars that is taking place in some of these companies that are looking to be filled with this concern. I told you so! Think I’m joking? Look at the rate of jobs that don’t hardly hire black folks within the last couple of years and that should tell those as proof of evidence. And oh, may I add that those who per se are telling those that there are those in the African-American Community are lazy, don’t want to work, yadda yadda yadda. But when the issue of race and employment (pre employment) comes up via the African-American prospective concern, that is another monster that still needs to be taken down. Even in the year of 2016 and beyond.

Third listing on the card: Millennials, you need to vote up.

For all the Millenials out there, even if you love reading my blog in your classes on your smartphones, I don’t usually ask this but why many of you between 18-34 are not planning to vote in this election? Really, what’s up with that. It’s obvious that yes we face the most difficult election that we know. And yes for President Obama, it’s his last lap as the number 1 guy in The White House. We know! And I know MANY of you probably have mixed bag feelings about the likes of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein and Gary Johnson all want that chair at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I know many of you probably aren’t going to vote because the issues probably don’t match yours. Well Millennials: what are your “Concerns” that is effecting you right now? Yeah hashtag that! Is that Bernie Sanders mantra got you down because you wouldn’t vote up for Hillary? Or are you ACTUALLY believe that non-voting will help your problems? Ummm…..to answer those questions is like being on the wrong side of the fence. Or in this case just making a case of nothing. You Millennial folk who are assuming that voting up will not change nothing or assuming that not voting will make you cool at home: STOP! Please stop thinking what your friends have been saying about voting wont work because IT CAN WORK! Ok so many of you don’t like all or some of the candidates. BIG DEAL! But still you have to make your votes count on the ballot by or on November 8th of this year! You probably have heard or somewhat read it on your smartphone or tablet that well: many men and women fought and died for their right to vote! Even black men and black women (especially to my millennial black folks) FOUGHT HARD to vote and with you not voting is like a slap in the face of Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Malcolm X, and many others that all equal rights to voting is on the table and YOUR RIGHT to vote up is included! Frankly, I don’t care about the stances of Hillary, and yes Donald Trump scares me also. If many of you don’t vote, I hate to call you out on this but: many of you are acting selfish. That’s right I said it! Many of you in that age gap are SELFISH that many of you will not cast your vote in this election. Not only it’s selfish, or a slap in the face, but it is the ultimate disrespect that many of you will chose by not voting. On a personal note: SHAMEFUL!

Y’all on these social media sites and texting like crazy on your smartphones, and here you are not voting. Give me a break!

  • Do any of you care about your communities?
  • Do any of you ACTUALLY care about your Healthcare needs? Jobs? Your Alumni? Or that rent? Or those books?
  • Do any of you care about real jobs, not those Burger King/McDonalds/Pick N Save type jobs working for your teenager titles?
  • What about those causes that you ACTUALLY care about? And don’t say the environment only!
  • Do any of you care about the actual donations given?
  • What is it going to take, Millennials? Are you going to sit on Election Day, or WILL YOU ACTUALLY VOTE?!

When I was in your age bracket between 18-35 or 18-34 I voted up. I registered to vote when I was 18 years old in High School. Between 18 years old and now, I know that the use of voting still lingers. I first casted my ballot at 19 and also yes, like many others, Bill Clinton was chosen for his second term. Plus also unlike many who don’t know, I also voted in smaller elections like judges, school board supervisors, mayors, county executives, state legislatures, state senators, city alderpersons, governors, congressmen or congresswomen, referendums, etc. I’ve have done the voting thing since 1996 and I have NOT STOPPED SINCE! Me taking the day off to vote and sit at home is selfish act. You think it’s selfish for not going to the doctor is bad only? Think again!

Millennials, those of you coming after Gen-X like a dark horse: Between now and November 8th and I say this as one of those that got you started: GET OUT AND VOTE!!!! There are no excuses! Nevermind your plans for November 8th, and the post -Obama era, and nevermind about your personal feelings of who’s best and not casting a ballot. I urge all of you 18-35 or whatever TO GET OUT AND VOTE! Period. I don’t know what devil(s) you’re paying attention to, but the devil is a liar!

Hashtag that. I’ll bet you might not.

 

 

 


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Man, I don’t know where I begin with this. We are all or most of us are shocked to hear about the recent passing of Prince Rogers Nelson. Minnesota Born. Midwestern Born. Made a lot of hits. Albums. Started careers of Vanity 6, Apollonia 6, Morris Day, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Liv Warfield, 3rdEyedGirl, Collaborated with the Minneapolis Sound, a Superbowl halftime show, and a host of others that this native of the Midwest has came to be.

We all know that he had those hits. Many of us had to go back into the crates, vaults, playlists, CD’s, Tapes, Records before they came out again, to hear the songs that made us definitely went crazy! From “Pop Life, to HardRockLover” and in between he made those songs stick.

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Growning up in Milwaukee, we used to have this radio station of Hot 102. And at the time, the songs of Prince, Michael Jackson, and a host of others would come on. They were in rotation at the time being the best out. Millennials, pay attention! This was way before CD’s MP3’s and Social Media all came about. And just to add, the station as I write was playing the best hits online via Hot102 Online on the TuneIn Radio App.

Also, MTV (remember them playing videos?) BET, Centric even TVOne’s NewsOneNow all paying tribute to Prince. Radio stations here in Milwaukee, from Jammin’ 98.3 and V100 all playing Prince songs in honor of his memory.

Now many of my Generation X had to ask or ponder: Who was better: Prince or Michael? You older Gens and Younger gens probably had no clue on this. As kids growing up in the 80’s, we had this “poll” about who was the best between Prince and Michael. Never mind the music or fashion. We were just young. Period. It was like a game. But now since Michael and recently Prince have passed, well the question still remains. We know now that they were great artists. Great humanitarians and also great contributors to causes. And Civil Rights. And yes, they were Jehovah Witnesses growing up. Similar to Michael Jackson, Prince believe it or not was an Introvert. His category was a ISFP. We know he kept things of his image being well guarded.

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I didn’t attend any of his concerts (shame on me!), but however Purple Rain and Under The Cherry Moon with Graffiti Bridge were stand outs. Plus his Rave Un2 the year 2000 Concert was all his collaborations with Morris Day, Lenny Kravitz, Larry Graham, and a host of others were outstanding! If you have not seen this concert, go get the DVD! Plus we (my family) had to stay in on New Year’s Eve though.

We know the hits.

We know the hits.

We got them.

Even some that were deemed controversial. But he pushed the envelope and raised the bar! We know about “When Doves Cry”, “Pop Life”, “1999”, “Adore”, “Gett Off”, “Let’s Go Crazy” and “Little Red Corvette.” And the hit that probably has everyone singing in church or will in church, “Purple Rain”. But yes he had countless others that were very known and undiscovered. It’s somewhat summarized that he even made private recordings that has not been heard. Ever.  Knowing Prince, in one sense with music, he stayed on the battlefield. Taking his level to another flight. 

Now about this thing of him being all  this “unapologetic”.  I had to ask,why was he like that? Why was he was mostly explicit in his music?  What was up with the “slave” thing on his cheek? What was the use of him not putting his music vids on YouTube, knowing that it might be broken a new sense?

Here’s my take on this. Prince went against the grain of not trying to be a slave of anything that he does not want to be. Prince went against those who tried to drown him out but continued to push the envelope with the use of Freedom of Expression.

About the “slave” thing, it was a protest. A protest with his WB Records label that had a control on him. But he wanted to do things that he wanted to do and still make a point. Even artists before him went through the same thing. And weren’t as successful. Prince was ahead of the game making sure that he and those after him do not make that same fault.

We all know that yes, Prince was an artist that didn’t want no pics, no social media, but still that was slightly broken on his final concert in Atlanta.

In the days since his passing, the landmarks in Minnesota, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and other cities were lit up in the purple hue.  A United Methodist Church in Oklahoma had this sign to display:

If you haven’t read this, Prince had a connection my denomination of the UMC growing up in Minnesota.

On my Facebook wall, I made a statement about it for Milwaukee and well, here it is:

IMO: some of the #Milwaukee landmarks should be lit in purple hue for the #Prince tributes. Just a thought.

And guess what? It happened.
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Even my hometown of Milwaukee was lit in purple. Our Airport’s MKE letters at General Mitchell were lit in the purple hue. Our Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, a legendary hotel was draped in the purple hue. One of our billboards on Milwaukee’s Southside was lettered in one of Prince’s lyrics from Purple Rain, courtesy of Lamar Advertising. And most recently, Summerfest was shown in the purple hue near the South Gate. This was the same Summerfest that Prince performed years ago. His last appearance was in 2004. So yes, Milwaukee  honored the legend, whom made stops for his concerts at the old MECCA Arena (now known as the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena), and of course Summerfest. Nice touch! Prince performed in Milwaukee in a total of 7 times. “7” as in one of his hit songs. Get it?

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But also there have to be some commentary  hater yahoos who had to go in about the Hues, and not about the support of law enforcement or Military. I read them on Facebook, mainly with Milwaukeeans on a well known TV station page (ala  Fox 6), who had to rant.

CALLOUT: Will you fools shut up?!! It’s not about you! 

If you are still whining about the Law folks, or Military Folks not being honored, in which ways you only see a few black folks not doing as much, there is a thing called writing a letter! Since the “MKE” letters are County Owned, and your so-called Tax Dollars paid for the letters, why don’t you write a letter to the STILL Milwaukee County Exec Chris Abele, and make a typed written letter. To hell with your Facebook Comments! Even some were almost racist. Oh, don’t get me started. You still like Prince right? Most  recently one of our Conservative reporters of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Christian Schneider had to go around and says “Nobody cares that you’re sad about Prince” in a slanderous opinion. This is the same dude that like to pander around the likes of Scott Walker and the rest of the Wisconsin Republicans that messed up the state since Walker took office. Don’t fool me! That article can miss me with all that BS! Go to Minnesota  and tell those to say nobody cares and they’ll give you a different response. Did I care that Justice Scalia died and after the BS he pulled on the Supreme Court in his prime under Obama? NOPE! Never liked the dude.

After all, we know that Prince was a native of Minnesota. I respect that. Also, I’m going to say that he was also a fellow member of the Midwestern Regional Family. We know the East Coast, West Coast, South, but yes we need a Midwest Family Group of well known folks that are musicians. From the well known legends to the yet to be’s that want a shot.

When anyone thinks of music in the Midwest: we know Detroit and history of Motown. Eminem, and Aretha Franklin. The State of Indiana with the Jacksons, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The state of Illinois with R. Kelly, Kanye, Liv Warfield, and Jody Watley. Minnesota, with Morris Day, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Prince, Bob Dylan and Mint Condition.

We in the Badger State got Al Jarreau, Tank, Skylar Grey, Danny Gokey,  Jidenna, Eric Benet, Naima Adedapo, Rico Love, The Core DJ’s and the Violent Femmes, whom had the honor in meeting Prince years back. Keep in mind, this is the well known artists that many should know from Wisconsin. And others like Nelly out of St. Louis.

So yes, the Midwest ain’t that bad when it comes to music making and innovation. And we shouldn’t be. Plus also I should say this, even though Prince made music for us world dwellers, he remained true to his Minnesota roots. Which kind of reminds me, I wonder if anyone from Wisconsin can learn that? With all this “I’m never going back to perform in Milwaukee” Stuff per se. We need this lesson, Milwaukee.

Already, it has been summarized that Prince’s Memorial Service had concluded, plus his body was cremated a day before. But don’t worry Purple Army Folks, we have seen Purple Rain at the theaters. And paid our $5.00 to get in for our nostalgic reasons. Plus some of us bought Purple Rain years ago, and still watch it on DVD. I was one of them that got the DVD from Walmart. Many of us will probably go back to the stores and by the music that we probably missed or just now getting. Even his last CD of HitNRun Phase Two.

Now I know that yes, everyone knows a Prince song. Sort of like when everyone knows a Whitney Houston song. But here something I know well, my top Prince songs:

When Doves Cry: This was the first video that started it all.

1999 – This was the second video. Back then this song was debuted in 1982. But about 17 years later, 1999 was a reality with the year, and this song was over played on radio and in person!

Controversy – Great Single.

Kiss – Straight from the Under the Cherry Moon Soundtrack.

Head – Don’t be shocked!

Little Red Corvette – Any with a Corvette could relate.

Batdance – Oh yes! This was the hype of the Movie to help support it!

Partyman – The thought of Jack Nicholson in the Joker face with the music in the background.

The Future – Another favorite from the Batman Soundtrack.

Lemon Crush – Don’t mean to say this, but this song had me hooked.

Electric Chair – This was another favorite with the Guitar Riffs in background

Gett Off – The thought of Prince and the MTV VMA’s from 1991 came to mind. Plus the video and single got airplay.

Diamonds and Pearls – Lots of the females probably got this on their playlists.

Let’s Go Crazy – I think this rings true. Still trying to get through this thing called life.

I Would Die 4 U/Take Me With U / Baby I’m A Star/Purple Rain ( the most favorite)- Good songs from the Purple Rain Movie.

D.M.S.R. -Straight from the 1999 Album. We should know.

Sexy Dancer – Um Kids, wait until U get grown!

Other favorites that got airplay: I Wanna Be Your Lover, Cream , U Got The Look and If I Was Your Girlfriend.

Oh  wait a second: Songs like Jam of the Year, Somebody’s Somebody, Facedown, Guitar, 3121, The Work pt. 1, My Name is Prince, Mr. Goodnight, Get on the Boat, and the most recent songs with 3rdEyedGirl: PLECTUMELECTRUM, Stop This Train, This Could B US, and just to name a few more. Even 200 Balloons. MANY HAVE SLEPT ON THESE!

There are more, but this is the set list for me if I were to DJ or just play music.

We all know Prince’s musical talents will live on. But here is something I needed to say and ask:  (in a scratching my head this whole time thing)

  • If Prince was such a bad person of a musician in a weird fashion, what was up with him being a brain child of #YESWECODE! Explain that?
  • About that song of BALTIMORE, explain and ask why this was?
  • And also: WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THIS “PRINCE HAD AIDS” CRAP?! Are we reading this garbage?! STOP IT!

 

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Now I should add this that yes, Prince had talks about taking his talents elsewhere. BUT…….again he remained true to this Minnesota roots with staying with Minneapolis. You got alot of artists that go near and far in all, but SOME stay true to the home base. Prince remained true to his Minneapolis sound. Plus also, can the likes of Wisconsin per se learn to actually support the locals when it comes to music? We got this vibe that no one will come out and support our own. Maybe if the artists could change the language of their music, plus  pandering the music to in a respectful manner, then there wouldn’t be all this mess about “NO ONE FROM MILWAUKEE DON’T SUPPORT OUR MUSIC!” I’M MOVING TO ATLANTA! Do it the right way instead of the hateful way of being so snobbish! Yeah stop reaching! What if Atlanta don’t support a Milwaukee Talent?! Then what?!

So say what you want about Prince. Yes he was an introverted light skinned black dude that was a guitar hero/multi-talented musician. He also fought against those of the system that wanted to used his name, likeness, but wasn’t about to be controlled by the masses. He remained true of what he did in career and will be summarized in various ways. Of course many didn’t liked him. So what! He had the world’s attention and did his way. Even controlling his recordings and masters of his music that he made! Even if he had to convert to a religious angle to demonstrate his faith, he did that also. Plus he had to stop cussing in his music. But he was still Prince that brought the music! Even making themes for MSNBC’s Tamron Hall’s show. And giving a special show when Arsenio Hall had his show with the Minneapolis crew. I think he ranks up there with the likes of Michael Jackson, James Brown, Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, and those whom were daring to dream but did it anyway. Even ranking with the Introverts whom have been misunderstood and still made a difference not just on stage, but also behind the scenes! All in his 57 years.

Let’s just hope that the next generation of the music players can learn from him. Not just about the music, but also about the other side of life. After all, we are all still trying to get through this thing called life!

 

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This scratching my head blog will be something that I really want to do. Many of us has or had seen these memes and many or some have posted these memes as a joke or to mess with the FB friends minds. Oh like many didn’t know. So guess what, I’m scratching my head again and getting in some heads. Oh I would do this on Facebook, but WordPress is so very simple!

 

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I’ll bet many like really? Should I call the Pastor about this? Really? And coming from those also who act foolish almost everyday at work?

 

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Seriously, really?! Who should we thank? No REALLY?!!!

 

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Who got some FB friends that need to be deleted, blocked or unfriended all buying the “racist” mess out of those Trump rallies? And the fights?

 

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Oh really? Should we be afraid of these Easter Suits coming? Stop tripping! This ain’t new!

 

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Black Pride is not scary nor racist! Why are some scared to hear the reason?

 

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And many think and believe that the churches are the only ones that have those hypocrites. Get this, when was the last time you see hypocrites at work or at the hangouts?

 

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I hear this all the time, “I don’t go to church because of the money”. Well what does that say about those companies that are about money? I.E. the big box stores? Or the games, or that Satellite or Cable Box company that many consume every month?

 

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Oh Obama haters…..we all know that Nancy Reagan passed on. And you know that First Ladies attend the Funerals of the First Ladies. Other Presidents before Obama haven’t attended a first lady funeral. Why the haps on this?!!!

 

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I ask this, why are there are those whom are NOT LECTURED enough about tithing? And part of that is on those whom diss the church on the lack of not telling enough? Matter of fact, do those tithe the clubs or the extra stuff at stores? Or that online thing or the other side hustles?

 

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Um….Every year, get up early to go to the stores and get the deals, but can’t do the same for the Worship Services?

 

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Attention Ministers and Pastors: you may or might have some folks whom might be called “free thinkers” and they somewhat know about everything in church about the church. Can you do a sermon about this title more?

 

This scratching meme’s is just a start. Oh, but guess what? I got more coming! Stay tuned for more. Minds and hair follicles may never be the same!

 

 

 

 

 


Oh, what. You thought I was done, huh?

Well this is Leap Day 2016 and like many days, this is a extra bonus. I did this with the Olde to Sagittarius Poems, so I’m going to do this with the Black History Month thing. And trust me, it’s long waited to do this. So it’s time to do this on Leap Day in which many might forget about February 29th or so.

 

Listen up black folks: Black History Month is, was and our time to shine to start.

Without the use of our ancestors, we wouldn’t have a part to spark.

No matter we talk about the Pharaohs, Kings and Queens plus Presidents that ruled like a boss,

Never forget their triumphs and challenges that the purpose that caused.

As usual we must continue talk about the roots of Slavery, and the use of Civil Rights,

If we gonna be real about it, never ever give up those fights!

We can do, preview, summarize and examine our proud black history, with the honorable things up the latter,

For you non-black folks hating, and those side-eyeing, Our Black Lives INDEED Matter!

Continue to march on folks of color, we are done yet!

Sometimes we have to make that gamble to make the bet!

For the regular, irregular, educated, partially learned, the Conscious, the Semi-Conscious, the Brave, the REAL Activism, the REAL Evangelists,  the Introverted, Extroverted, Ambiverted, the Bold, the Beautiful, the rebel, the Handsome, the Rugged, the Strong, the Mindful, the Doers, the Energetic, the middleman, the middlewomen, the anchors, the straight, the techie, the religious, the freethinker, the gay, the tranny, the BiSexual, the mixed, the supporters, the secretive, The Singles, The Married, The Widowed, The Life Partners, the honorable, the distinguished, the grounded, the down to earth, the political, The American, The Canadian, The British, The French, The Australian Black, The Afro-Latino, The Italian, The Haitian, The Jamaican, the Jazz, the Gospel, the Hip-Hop, the Rap, The R&B, The Folk, The Rock, The Metal, The New Age, The Dance, The Vocal, The Opera, The Classical, The Old School, The New School, The Sporty, The Medical, The Dental, and many many others with the Black Fist in sight,

Strap on your seat belts no matter what you think, we taking this everyday flight.

For our Black men, women and children of our black community that has gone home to glory,

Us here on the planet, we will and must TELL your story.

So no need to ask permission, or asking for to be valid,

We should be out doing us anyway, from the time we come, and to be candid.

So as we close out the 90th Edition of Black History Month of 2016 and make way for beyond and 2017,

Never forget the lessons that were and were not peachy keen.

From the lessons, causes, joys, concerns, and missing pieces that us Black folks we need to flex,

As we continue to know about us, I ask this: there have been many many  firsts, who got next?

#BLACKHISTORYMONTH4LIFE

 

 

 

 

 


You know how this goes. I got a boat load of questions that really rocked my brain and scratching my head all through 2015. By the way, this is the Extra Edition of the Scratching my head thing.

Has Selma rocked the theaters this year like Star Wars?

Did December 5th Rocked for me? Ask those who know me.

For all the December Born folks no matter your Sagittarius/Capricorn sign: Is this true?

Legends Are Born in December

Will the Donald Trump maniacs turn on The Donald in his presidential bid?

Who saw the War Room Movie?

What was up with the Robin Jeans, black men? Like REALLY?!

How will the 833 Building and the new soon-to-be Northwestern Mutual Tower be a force and a change in Milwaukee’s Skyline?

Why there is so much hate against those in the black community that do positive things? I.E. 500 Black Tuxedos in Milwaukee?

OK: Who in the Adult land has Adult Coloring Books? No really!

Is my old High School of John Marshall will be renamed as “John Marshall High School” in Milwaukee?

How is Kroger as popular as is, will be influential on Roundys?

Meijer in the Greater Milwaukee Area was a hit. Will it continue? And be that rival store that many might check out?

Admit it: after the end of 2016, will you really miss Obama?

Who was against #BlackLivesMatter? Really Who?!

Who thought that #PoliceLivesMatter or #AllLivesMatter was and is against the stigma of #BlackLivesMatter?

Has the Milwaukee Streetcar truth tellers proved that they expressed the real deal than fiction?

OH NO HE DIDN’T! – Governor Scott Walker blames the lack of trained workers of the jobs loses in Wisconsin. SERIOUSLY?!

Will you (yes you reading this) will Vote Up in 2016? And vote without any excuses?

Has anyone really paid attention to Minister Farrakhan’s message about Black Friday and still shopped for the loved ones?

Can BET or anyone in the R&B game do more of those #SoulCyphers that was on the Soul Train Awards?

CALLOUT: Why would folks of any kind, want to sabotage Class Reunions, Family Reunions and any other Reunion? And having this pathetic excuse about being left out or not included?

Who are really those who actually are REAL activists and those who are acting LIKE activists?

When Paris was attacked with the terrorists, why do we get this notion that we shouldn’t pray for them? And why do we as black folks had to hear about this city or that city being bombed in all, but get all upset about a certain city in Africa not being in the conversation?

For all the activists whom had or have this thing against the churches: HAVE ANY OF YOU EVER said what was on your mind IN the worship services? Instead about what you really said on Facebook?

Star Wars this year has two African related actors: John Gboyega (or Boyega) and we all know Lupita Nyong’o. But seriously for all you Star Wars fans whom are not of the black race: WHY THE HATE against John Boyega? Did ya’ll hated on Billy Dee Williams way back when?

Was Straight Outta Compton was really a hit, with all the problems that Dr. Dre openly admit in his upcoming in the Rap Game? As well as the lyrics that many hated on? And speaking of that, what was up with some black folks skipping church to see the movie instead of the worship service?

Why there are those whom hate the Milwaukee Streetcar are wasting their F-ING time, even if they live OUTSIDE OF Milwaukee? A direct shot at the Wisconsin GOP.

Has the jewelers in Whitefish Bay learned their lesson about Milwaukee Bucks Player John Henson and the issue of racial profiling?

Is Alderman Joe Davis REALLY SERIOUS about the Mayoral Election of 2016 in Milwaukee?

Will Mayor Tom Barrett score for a fourth term as Milwaukee top boss?

Why has Davante Adams has not been efficient enough this year as a WR for the Packers? Where’s his game?

Will you purchase the new Nintendo NX in 2016? And actually support it?

Will the construction of the New Bucks Arena break ground in 2016?

Have the so-called haters in the group of Christians really calmed down after that so-called heat of Starbucks of this Red Cup Fiasco?

Diamond and Silk. WTH are they?  And that bogus representation supporting Donald Trump?

Oh check this out: In 2015, have the jobs really stopped folks due to discrimination to those who have unhealthy credit check histories? As well as criminal histories, experience, location, etc?

Can the drone haters please shut up about drones in general? Like that mattered.

Folks were “dabbing” this year. You know it has a checkered past with marijuana right?

Who hit the Quan?

REALLY MILWAUKEE! What is up with the robbing of Red Kettles Bell Ringers of the Salvation Army?! Got me fired up!

What is the real motive of Black United Methodist Churches getting the chewed out segment while the other churches get a smooth sailing? Like majority of black pastors who’ve been around for years are getting the chewed out segments?

Milwaukee had  the homicide numbers of 140+ this year. What was the real motive behind those killings? And don’t say, #BlackLivesMatter on this one!

What is the fascination of moving to Atlanta when it comes to black people? No really?

CALLOUT: Do folks with no experience shouldn’t be leading things that are long experienced? That goes for anything.

For the meme warriors with the black conscious minds out there: Who really make the meme’s with all this conscious mindset? Nothing wrong but where do you really get your sources from? Don’t say just Facebook! or your homie or boo-thang!

Can we  really get more faith folks who can minister to the fearful folks who couldn’t fly?

For all those that hated on Steve Harvey and this mistake at the Miss Universe. Can you explain yourselves with this crap? You have been Exposed. Hope you all have jobs to keep!

Can Hillary make it in 2016?

Will Bernie Sanders actually win the White House in 2016?

Will any the “Republican nightmares” per say will not get the White House Bid?

Here in Wisconsin: Russ Feingold wants his seat back. Are you Badger Voters gonna take Ron Johnson off the chair? Despite of him being against the Patriot Act. Russy Russ TOLD YOU, AMERICA!

Why do Samsung Smartphones die after about two years? Mine did.

Which show rocked this year? Empire, Rosewood, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, The Player or Blackish?

Has Sheriff David Clarke really got his butt kicked with conscious by Roland Martin?

So the skimmers struck some Educators Credit Union ATMs and Burger Kings in the Greater Milwaukee Area. WHY?!!!!!

Is the conscious police always attacking Christmas? No need to answer that in the matter of speaking!

Has using the Star Shower Laser Lights benefited the houses for the Seasons?

What is the real reason why Milwaukee is on the list of Human Sex-Trafficking?

What is holding back the proverbial single black women and black men in EVER finding that one?

Has Wisconsin regretted ALOT of refusing the High Speed Rail Project? Mainly with the jobs?

IDEAL CALLOUT: Since AT&T and DirecTV are now “good friends” is there a way I could trade my DirecTV DVR Box in for a UVerse Unit?

Is DA John Chisholm of Milwaukee County really going to be out of the door in the election year?

Why did Alderman Bob Donovan had to go ALL THE WAY TO KENOSHA, just to talk smack about the Milwaukee Streetcar? Dumb!

Can us Black Bloggers in Milwaukee have a summit group of our own? Maybe with our Black Newspapers? or the NABJ?

Who was more of a pain this year: Ben Carson, Bill Cosby, Hulk Hogan, Rachel Dolezal, or Raven-Symone?

Was Scott Walker really that dumb of turning down the funds for a new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino?

Has the GOP really wasted time on the ACA takedown? After all those attempts to take out the Medical thing?

Milwaukee needs a zodiac store. Full of shirts, hats, jackets, etc. Can that happen?

Who got Periscope and Snapchat? Just asking.

Have any us Sagittrians really liked our season? Bows and arrows in all?

Admit this also: Whom was caught looking at the Hallmark Christmas Shows?

Was Hot Bench that good this year on TV? And Crime Watch Daily?

Windows 10. Any thoughts?

I know many had to ask: was Kendrick Lamar really that good this year?

How did the ZTE phones get into the Top Four Spot with Apple, Samsung, and others?

Speaking of Sagittarius: Can someone make Bomber Jackets? Along with the centaur, glyph, and other things?

The Milwaukee Journal Green Sheet made a comeback this year. Questions?

After looking at all those “Donald Trump” stuff, why has the KKK and those of White Supremacy looked at him to rely on? REALLY?

Too easy: When many were praying for Lamar Odom about his condition, but what about those going through the same thing whom are not famous?

Will Cam Newton EVER be scared? Carolina, it’s just a matter of time. Think about it.

CALLOUT: Somebody in Milwaukee or in our State Government thinks that Milwaukee’s WNOV 860AM is the station that no one listens to. THINK AGAIN! I’m a listener. There are those in Milwaukee are listening. What’s the haps?

Will Rio de Janiero in 2016 be another spot for an American Summer in the Summer Games?

Black History Month turns 90 years old in February, 2016. Who should be influenced?

Why did some folks had to start a #BlackFutureMonth on Instagram?

MASSIVE CALLOUT: When folks (especially black folks) had to promote an event, no matter what the event is, at times not everyone is going to come out because that person is not well known. And they mad at those for not coming out enough. WHAT IS THE DEAL? Don’t act like it’s not known or common!

What happened to job security in employment?

What happened to job shadowing in employment?

This question get examined alot: Why do folks complain about those staying in church all day, and those partied all night long before? Come on folks!

What in the living God’s Green Earth is Bodyshaming?

STILL: have the Negropeans audience ever got it yet of they shouldn’t being ashamed to be black, yet? (Raven-Symone, Lark Voorhes)

2 of the Fox News Analysts got suspended by explicit language used about President Obama. One of them was Stacey Dash. Where are the termination papers?!

Reminder note to the “fair weather folks” in all: Many leave cold places due to weather and complain. But doesn’t that equate those hating the hot places go to cold places? Hmmm……..

What was the so-called hype and diss about Iggy Azalea being hated on by Erykah Badu?

When Aaron Rodgers was off during his plays in the slump, I know some sports guys had to ask about Olivia Munn. And blame her for the slump. UM, WHY?!!!

Band Nation folks: did we won this year after the Jim Rome rant?

Hey fans of now, you do realize that  Michael Jackson’s Thriller Album is STILL making waves right?

With all the “crimes” in the cities, what’s up with the drug problems in the suburbs?!!!

Should many in America and the world listen and to see Roland Martin do more Periscope shows? Maybe off the cuff?

MASSIVE SOCIAL MEDIA CALLOUT AGAIN: Can we PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, JESUS, ALLAH, BUDDHA or SCIENTOLOGY: use the “You’re” word on Facebook correctly as well as other forms of Social Media? Like for example, “You’re It!” Not “Your it”. Or “If you don’t follow me on so and so, you’re not welcome here no more. Not “If you don’t follow me on so and so your not welcome here no more.” We need to respell and check our words, folks! 

LIKE REALLY: Can Facebook users please be polite and to kindly ask not to be so rude when game requests happen? (No need to be all dramatic and serious.)

Did your Class of 1995 had it’s 20 year reunion of any kind?

Was the phrase #ByeFelicia a new term saying you got kicked to the curb? Even though this year was the 20th Anniversary.

How will us Americans alike be with President Obama in his “4th Quarter” in 2015?

The Milwaukee Bucks in LA Strip Clubs. Why is that making news than some black folks being shot and killed by the police? Or getting shafted by the man?

Why was R. Kelly begging the black community to buy his new CD?

Are the protests of unarmed black men and unarmed black women being killed are getting attention in the cities nationwide, as well as worldwide? #HandsUpDontShoot #BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreathe

SHOUTOUT CALLOUT: For all my Sagittarius folks: was this year of the Goat played the cards well, since part of our zodiac is a Centaur?

SERIOUSLY: When folks had to dig up about certain challenges, or activities, self-proclaimed Pagen stuff and they tie that into slavery or bad incidents in black culture, or whatever, WHERE ON EARTH IS THE MAIN SOURCE?!!

Who won the Photo Challenge on Facebook?

For those of us who go to Walmart in Milwaukee, what is up with the bootlegging folks? Yeah you! (All I hear: We got CD’s and Movies!)  Nobody has no time buying something that has your digital camcorder or computer virus on it!

Can we African-Americans ever have a massive Mid-Term/Local Voter Turnout like the Presidential ones? Like seriously!

Was the SI SportsPerson of the year cover of Serena Williams really that hateful?

REPEAT FROM 2014: When folks comment about “being apart of the human race”, have they realized that it was black folks that started the human race, per say?

Has those who accused President Obama AGAIN of everything like unarmed black folks getting killed had realized that he is not at fault?

I REPEAT: We all know that #AllLivesMatter, and #PoliceLivesMatter but why folks got to be against #BlackLivesMatter in a sense of being twisted and racist, which is not?

This just in: Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill to dismantle the Wisconsin GAB. This is not a joke. And who is the blame for this decision? Big Hint Here.

Do many in Milwaukee know the legendary Dr. Carter very well?

SECOND CALLOUT: Are Streetcars REALLY a so-called boondoggle, or scam just to segregate folks like High Speed Rail? Or is it just talk of starting mess of not getting things done or trying something new? Note to Wisconsin, AGAIN!

Why were and are certain folks had to “redline” job seeking folks because of their address on their resumes? Reference those who are JOB TRAINED AND READY TO WORK NOW!!!!

Will body cameras be an assist to the Police when crimes happen, and to defend their stances in 2016?

Has the attention of Dontre Hamilton reached the attention of everyone yet in Milwaukee, in America, and our International folks? It better!

Why are introverted folks are accused of being anti-social?

Will any of you Divine 9 members ever invite the Iotas for your functions under that BGLO umbrella? And to congratulate them for nearly 20 years IN the Divine 9?

Can the Consumer Drones, or Parrot Drones, or Radio Shack drones, or DJI Drones be good money makers for jobs? Be ready here!

Same as last year and the year before: Why can’t folks can’t be real with folks who are real? – church, the jobs, activism in a sense, music, economic status, sex, the single life, etc?

Speaking of drones, why folks had to be all scared about those being filmed? Here is what I know, whenever you walk near a building or in a store, or a well known corner, you will be on camera. And cameras are everywhere. So what’s the fuss?

Will any of the drone users register their drones to the FAA?

And………Will 2016 be that year for you to make it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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It’s about that time again. Many of us Americans will be sitting around the TV with the games on (Go Packers!), folks will be finishing up with the cooking, and relatives and guests will come over for the food. Also phone calls, emails, and I think social media postings will pop up  with all the cooked food, and preps. No matter what happens on Thanksgiving yes, many will take the time to be thankful. Oh yeah, I started this blog thing portion on those old My Fox Milwaukee Blogs way back when, as many knows. Here on Stephen’s Spot, it doesn’t stop. By the way, this is one of my traditional blog posts I do each year.  So with this, it’s time to keep it simple to be thankful. Or just hashtag this: #BeThankful2015

If you have a church home, be thankful.

If you got insurance to go to the doctor, dentist or eye physician: Be thankful.

If you took in a movie with someone, or alone, be thankful you saw a movie.

If you haven’t found a doctor, still be thankful that you can still find one and get checked up for any other reason.

If you have a job that you really enjoy, be thankful.

If you prayed for someone or anyone, no matter what: BE THANKFUL!

If you have a Pastor that can lead your congregation to the best of the ability, be thankful.

If you support your Alumni Functions, be thankful.

If you got a TV, a Laptop, a Tablet or something to keep you occupied information wise, Be Thankful!

If you still support the core mission of Black Lives Matter, and I mean the core mission without all the BS that comes along under bad assumptions, yes, you can Be Thankful!

If you have a Caretaker mission of a loved one everyday while looking for work: Be Thankful.

If you are an activist that really supports the community right, and not just acting as one, still Be Thankful!

If you got your own business making cash on the side, Be Thankful!

If you are STILL SINGLE and no kids living your thing with all the bothersome BS of those thinking: BE THANKFUL!

If you are married with children, yes Be Thankful.

If you give honor to God and those around you, Be Thankful.

If you went to your class reunion this year or will attend a class reunion, even if it’s a milestone year, Be Thankful.

If you assisted with a Family Reunion, Be Thankful.

If you thanked a Veteran this year, with a green light bulb on your house, Be Thankful!

If you have someone in the Military now, that does the job in Uniform: Be Thankful.

If your car or truck still runs on good maintenance, Be Thankful.

If you are out looking for work everyday, Be Thankful.

If you still give back to your old Schools or Colleges, and you are on the Board of Directors for your Alumni, and you donate annually no matter what anyone says or thinks: BE THANKFUL!

If you still attend church every week, plus the days of choir rehearsal, giving needs, or bible study; while many condemn it as those who are about the money or the bishop or minister being called pulpit pimps, or the members being hypocritical of darn near everything, or “sister so and so” comes out with the dress on , or “brother man always in the back” doing God knows what, but you still do God’s work no matter what, and you stay around to help build up the church for the SOLE purpose of it: yes you need to Be Thankful!

If you have relatives that graduated this year and was part of the largest Graduating Classes or the surprising classes that had that one student that was the glue: Be Thankful!

If you have good neighbors that help out and know well: Be Thankful.

If you support black owned businesses and you support them RIGHT: Be Thankful.

If you take part in plays or concerts or alumni related events, Be Thankful.

If you have signed up to be a Election Inspector for 2016, Be Thankful. REALLY BE  THANKFUL!

If you voted or will vote in 2016 and in all Elections: Be Thankful.

If you like what I write here and one of the 16,000+ views that clicked on here and Tumblr, be thankful.

If you have a loved one that passed this year and it’s a different feeling of emptiness, and you’re at a point that it may not be a well oiled Thanksgiving Holiday, but it a point comes along and something new gets better and better for the survivors of the Family, yes you can “Be Thankful” for all of the memories that were, and the new memories to be.

If you still have goals or objectives: Be Thankful.

If you have Unsung Heroes and/or if you are an Unsung Hero, still Be Thankful!

If you have the day off from work on Thanksgiving and/or the day after: Be Thankful!

If you are reading this with your family and friends or on a break: Be Thankful!

If you still building for the future, Be Thankful!

And, if you are still here living and breathing: BE THANKFUL!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!