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Men of the world: Today of the 19th Day of November, is our annual day of us. International Men’s Day is here and yet many still complain. I think the many that are complaining are those of the feminists who constantly bash men like a bad habit. Females, you need to calm your nerves in all, this part is just for the guys. And there is a message in all this: it’s just our one stinking day of being appreciated.

With all that’s going on in the world full of mostly men wrecking the shops like ill-mannered clockwork, it’s safe to say that yes, there are of us that do the manly things around the game that need and should be paying attention too. Of course, men have to step up. OF COURSE! But the question is: how?

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Here in Milwaukee, my local United Methodist Men’s folks within the past year have the decision to come together to generate our ability to revive a Men’s Group. In a way to get us actively involved in our local United Methodist Churches and also among each other. In a way of evangelism, mission, and outreach. And other factors that favor men. Here is the kicker: Men’s group in churches are a gray area. It’s not like the well rounded like the women’s groups. Yes, the women outnumber the dudes 3 to 1 in about everything. But the dudes have and must hold their own! Of course, we heard about the Men being the Heads and women being the tails. But mainly folks are forgetting, not every man can’t lead!

When this international men’s day was coming up, I had to reference back 8 months ago when we were asking the same ol’ tired question around International Women’s Day: “When is International Men’s Day?” Over and over again it was a hot-button topic and still is. Men, did we forget this? For the folks who complain and piss and moan all day: did we complain?! I’m sure many will complain in the next 4 months into 2019 that when another Women’s Day comes around, there will be many more complaints about asking about a men’s day that is worldwide. Already, folks are saying “We have Father’s Day!” or “The whole month of November is for the Movember Movement to get men to think about their health……” or “the pay gap is unfair and men are just messing up to get what we think!” Ya think?! Not really close. Of course, the pay gap is unfair and unbalanced. But that’s not the reason why International Men’s Day shouldn’t exist. And plus not every MAN is a FATHER! Let’s be clear, females! Stop saying Happy Father’s Day to the men who don’t have kids! When the men have children, then you can say that!

As I was reading the think tanks via Social Media, The Guardian Newspaper out of the UK, and talk shows like Ellen today, and even The Forum on Real Resistance Radio this morning: the theme of the day was talking about International Men’s Day. Many have joked about this day occurring, but when you think about these stats from the International Men’s Day Website: 

“Men face a series of health challenges that need to be addressed in order to have our communities function to their fullest potential.”

Current research tells us that:
  1. men have a suicide rate 3 times higher than women
  2. 1 in 3 men have been the victims of domestic violence
  3. men on average die 4-5 years before women
  4. men are nearly twice as likely to suffer from lung cancer than women
  5. men are nearly twice as likely to suffer from heart disease than women

With all the other health concerns listed here: we know that the average man dies early, getting lung cancer and yes heart disease/prostate cancer/colon cancer mostly more than women. BUT…..when you talk about Men dying more of Suicides and above all else being victims of Domestic Violence! Yes ladies, men can be victims of being abused physically, mentally, financially and yes spiritually. And other bad influential beings. Now we know why the International Men’s Day has come into the light since 1999. Be advised ladies! 

It’s almost in comparison like, when we have let’s say in the United Methodist Church, a day set aside for Women for Women’s Day (depending on March or May) and yet Men’s Day is set aside for mostly in June around Father’s Day. And here’s another kicker: I don’t hear any complaints about having a UMW Group and UMM Group so why are we tripping about having a day for the Men? Grow up, folks. 

Men of the world: yes all of us dudes that are single, married, widowed, divorced, in life partner relationships of any kind, active in the classroom, active at work, active in the Church, active in the community of choice, active as introverts (yes I’m one of them), active in the health fields, active in business ownership, active with fraternities, active in the military/veterans groups, active in entertainment,active in politics (in a nice way) active in many other factions: continue to guide your end of the ship to get to the point of where YOU want to go.

Men of the world whom are unemployed, underemployed, underappreciated, forgotten, overlooked, beaten up, scared for life, picked on, generally attacked, disrespected, physically/mentally/spiritually and financially attacked (by both MEN and WOMEN no matter what year or timeframe), discouraged, humiliated, embarrassed, or any other feeling of disrespect or left out: I would say man up,  but excuse my french: HELL NO! If you are a man that has been wronged by these words, it’s ok. If you felt this way or still feeling this way, you are NOT A PUNK! I don’t know who started this crap to think that Men aren’t supposed to feel this way (either men or women) but this crap MUST STOP WITH MEN, PERIOD! It must stop with a strong family. It must stop with a strong education. Strong jobs, strong economic values, strong health and wellness, strong community, strong neighborhoods, strong faith, and a strong structure of better endeavors that many must grasp! It must STOP! And the rebuilding begins with healing. And I don’t know that forgiveness comes in at times, even though it’s hard to forgive. 

And to the men who are the Dark Horses or the Unsung Heroes. And I’m one of these also. Those whom have been undiscovered and still have some talent: the folks will know your name. But for now, keep them guessing and keep your game under wraps. Be that STILL dark horse that many (either other men and women) will stop denying you! They will regret you for not picking you to join their team and I dare say employment!

Men, even though that this International Men’s Day of 2018 is coming to a close for another year, and all have happened, what will we do for International Men’s Day 2019: The 20th Anniversary? What will we do between this International Men’s Day and the next? What will we do? We hear it from the Women that Men need to step up. I agree! But again I ask as Man: a Black man from the United States of America: what’s next to step up too? That’s the million dollar question.

Now, ladies. You may talk.  But enjoy OUR International Men’s Day, gents! Between now and the next November 19th every time. But not every March, OK?! 

For more info about International Men’s Day, here is their link. I would say that this should be useful around every November 19th. But it can be useful to summarize every day!

#InternationalMensDay

#November19th


Before us Americans get the cooking stuff out, it’s time think. Get your thinking caps on. With all the media mess going on from the flag to racism, we know food is source of healing. So is the mind preparing the food. But as always, I’m scratching my head again.

You realize that “Movember” really started with voting right? Way before the health awareness male mustache thing. Research!

Why is #45 wasting his time with LaVar Ball?!

Trump supporters: some of you realize that LeVar Burton is not LaVar Ball. How dumb is that?

Milwaukee, stop playing with the Streetcar questions. You know it’s giving folks jobs right? Quit playing!

I want to know: WHY are callers calling Churches for money?!!

Why are the Packers not playing good football right now you ask? – 5 words here – Anthony Barr injured Aaron Rodgers. Say it again and again.

What about those Wisconsin Badgers Football players?

So, Atlanta tore down the Georgia Dome. But why many are upset?

In a recent report, the Greater Milwaukee Area is not good when it comes to African-Americans. Do we know this like, already?

According to Forbes, it once stated that many HR’s look at resumes that get tossed after looking almost scary. What is the real reason why many aren’t getting the jobs?! Race, Credit Checks, Education?

So the Facebook group, “The Whole Milwaukee #1” is now getting noticed. So my questions are, why are those using it for swapping drugs, beat downs and not enough for networking with our people?

Speaking of networking, does the Milwaukee MPS Alumni actually know about it’s networking events and actually go besides the Alumni Reunions?

Is Mahlon Mitchell ready for real to run for Governor in Wisconsin? And you realize that Wisconsin never had a black Governor since it’s founding?

Did the black Veterans received much love on Veterans Day? Minority Vets don’t get that much love though.

International Men’s Day came and went on November 19th. Why is this day not honored enough in the United States? Close your mouths, feminists! It’s not about you.

Hey Sagittarius folks, our season is here. Ready to sling the Arrows?

So GOP, is Trump really that guy? Seriously?!

Again, why are we body shaming?! This ain’t High School.

For all you fans of #45, does the term embarrassing comes to mind?

Why is it always that there are more married couples retreats and not enough singles only retreats that don’t see marriage?

Who is responsible for these young girls and young boys acting a fool based on stolen cars, etc?

The recent victory for the Democrats in Virginia and some parts of America really sparked new heights. Is this the breakthrough for the midterms regarding the blue team in 2018?

For you crazy drivers in Milwaukee, why are you still cutting in-front of vehicles and causing accidents?

On December 5th, are you Georgia residents are actually going to vote?

Who really hates the Hallmark Christmas Movies? Asking for a friend!

For the Wisconsin jobs that have the 60,000 jobs unfilled, what are real skills and experience to have besides just having a High School Diploma?

Who is really shopping on Black Friday to get that ideal T.V.? That ain’t happening!

Why do many non-Native Americans had to jump on the bandwagon of not doing the Thanksgiving thing? You know which ones!

I need to know who is putting out this crap about Churches “supposed to have money” for those whom don’t know? Do they know protocol?

Every church men’s group should know about the safe sanctuary rules from sexual harassment to violent outcomes. Does your Church men’s group do this?

For those of us who have to spend Thanksgiving without a special loved one for the first time this year, how will we get through this? And the same for Christmas, etc? It’s hard for us. Even my family.

Why is David Clarke still running his mouth?

Are the black protest groups really that troublesome being on the FBI watch?

Why would those who go after Rep. Maxine Waters with death threats?

Is Donna Brazille being targeted unfairly after her book was published? Or just happenstance?

Why are the “so-called patriots” coming for Congresswoman Frederica Wilson?

Will the real truth about the late Sgt. La David Johnson please stand up? Don’t act like we don’t know.

I see alot of military hats and division hats, why not have hats for descendants of Veterans or Veteran Families? (sons, daughters, etc.)

What is the percentage of African-Americans in the American Legion Family? Not asking for a friend!

Is the cord cutting thing still going on well? Asking for a friend!

Should the month of November be also the month to spur the support of Veterans everyday?

Why is it always that Black Men, (good ones mind you) get all mistakenly for something that they didn’t do for years and years? Black women, you must explain your part also. As well as everyone else. From molesting, to harassment, to abuse.

For all those whom are so-conscious and running your mouth on social media: what is your motive for ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING?! Don’t talk about it, be about it!

Will Aaron Rodgers be stronger than ever? Just wait, Packer fans. Revenge is coming.

Why is it always a problem for men to talk about Sexual Harassment? Even if you have men in your life that went through it since childhood? This is not a joke!

Is Brett Hundley learning well? What about Joe Callahan?

Tired of reading the same ol’ stuff? Why not read something different? Hello!

If many complain about other people’s blogs, journalism, radio, TV, Online Podcastings, and others, why not start their own stuff to inform of what they want to talk about?

One of these days, I want to learn Skeet Shooting and Archery. Who is a great teacher? Where? Must be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Lot of folks might do the Black Friday thing. If you pack Walmart or Best Buy, why not the local small stores?

I gotta ask why did those in Wisconsin think that it’s a good idea to have a gun laws signed for toddlers or those under 10 to have guns in their hands for hunting? No!

Is Foxconn the real way for jobs in Wisconsin regarding black folks who CAN’T get to the jobs? Still asking that for a friend.

Twitter: I like you. Why is your app causing problems of logging in?!

And the final question before you start cooking: has the Black Friday feeling sunk in yet, or are you staying put?

Now you may resume continue cooking your Thanksgiving Meal.


Oh I had to do this! Here we go.

Is America really ready for that Trump thing?

Those DriveTime.com commercials though. Really?

Did December 5th rocked for me? For the 40th time? OH HECK YES!

Before I go on:  I remember writing this in 2006. Remember when? Like 1o years ago?

Was Beyoncé’s Superbowl performance this year was really an attack on the Police? Oh come on now!

When BET Founder Robert Johnson commented about giving Trump a chance, what was he thinking?

Anyone signed up for the Affordable Care Act, like REAL EARLY?

About that Mannequin challenge. Explain. Why this?

Hey, Evangelicals: Are you really down with Trump?

For you black Trump Supporters: are you really convinced that he’ll deliver?

Milwaukee’s problem with lead pipes is a dilemma. What has been the hold up and silent stuff?

Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin said that Milwaukee is the most segregated city he’s been in. To the Rotary club in Madison! Was he telling the truth?

Just tell the truth employers, you need black folks don’t you?

Crime Watch Daily had a switch of hosts this year. Remember when Chris Hansen hosted “To catch a predator?”

Hold up, since when Harry Connick Jr. had a Talk Show?

Introverts unite! May we continue the struggle?

Is “The Real” not the same without Tamar?

Will many across the country will come to Summerfest next year for its 50th?

Who is getting the Nintendo Switch in 2017?

Who has bought the NES Classic?

The Milwaukee Public Schools Alumni showed out this year. Can it happen again in 2017?

Why didn’t the UW-Stout 125th Anniversary stuff reached Milwaukee?

Many think the Black Panther Party was or is racist. Ummm………What about that KKK?

For many think that the use of Black Owned Businesses would be the key, can they maintain the subject to fix, or to further create?

You: the Alt-Right, you must be playing yourselves. Aren’t you?

Attention haters of Leslie Jones: You know you suck, right?

Who was the really the biggest fool of 2016?

Who really had the unsung character of 2016?

Of all the shows: was there any show that was really better than Empire or Blackish? Be honest now.

Who drank the Crystal Pepsi, that recently came back of course?

Did the WWE Network delivered?

Is DirecTV Now the hot new thing to have?

Will all those Luke Cage fans admit that there will be a better show than this? Wait a while.

Folks talking about Colin Kaepernick taking a stand. Well, what about him NOT VOTING?!

Did many knew or realize that Black Male Introverts can actually exist?

Getting Real: Why do folks on social media mouth off on those that they don’t like? Church, dating, the other side of the moon, you know the usual? And get all “free thinkish” about it knowing half of what they post or talk about is NOT TRUE! Even though all opinions are respected sometimes.

Don’t believe in God? Start!

Is Amazon Fire Stick or DirecTV Now really the new thing in TV like right now?

Which is better for those whom are single, or going to be single in 2017? Dating or no dating?

Will we be really saying in the future: “Remember when Barack Obama was running?”

CALLOUT: For all you haters of Black Lives Matter and the Police Organizations that run the hate to Walmart: were you really that serious about removing the attire, but said nothing about the KKK or the “Stars and Bars”?

Many believe that this year of 2016 was that year to claim. Well, did you claim what you were looking for?

What about those who hate on Jesse Williams at the BET Awards this year. Did you really listen, or just make a comment by not listening?

MASSIVE SOCIAL MEDIA CALLOUT AGAIN LIKE LAST YEAR: 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! 

Single Black Men, who hate the thought of Serena Williams dating and now being engaged to a white dude, what is your excuse of not dating Queens you are looking for?

Single Black Women (oh don’t you think this is not some reversal thing) you really feel honest that 70% of you are dateless  because some black dude didn’t snag you up?

Who is really the conscious: The church folk, the business folk, the activist, the talk show host, or the unsung folk?

Why do Americans have a short attention memory span? All the dang time!

When many this  year have passed on and we had this care about them, where was the CARE for our own folks?

It’s New Years Eve. Stay home or go out?

So all that talk about taking Hillary Clinton to jail via Donald Trump was just talk, huh?

Since some of the the fallen had died of heart attacks, diabetes, cancer, or many other factors: are we really looking out for our health needs? This not just to those whom are men, but those whom are females too! Especially those of us who are black!

Which movie rocked the house this year? Besides Star Wars Rouge One?

Which music singles or albums have really rocked the house? Besides Beyoncé’s Lemonade?

Was the new toys like Amazon Live Echo or Google Home wasn’t that hard to figure out?

Have coloring books really had another impact this year? For the Adults that is.

Why so many things of #BlackGirlMagic, or #BlackBoyJoy were huge this year?  Well look at the results.

Does the SodaStream  really work?

So bottled water beat sodas this year, eh?

Did Sheriff David Clarke lost his marbles with those jail deaths in 2016?

Why didn’t many didn’t turned out and voted up for the Presidential Election?

Have the Democrats really learned their lessons by not supporting the ideals of Obama? Not many, but some.

Will the United Methodist Church let the ideas of #BlackLivesMatter in the doors?

Who will have the best New Years Eve show? Ryan Seacrest, PitBull, or Kathy Griffin/Anderson Cooper?

For all of my “snow haters”: umm since you like hot weather so much, why weren’t you complaining about the heat EARLIER IN THE YEAR?!

If 2016 was the year to “claim it” as many say in a sweet sense, what about 2017 as in to “Get Lucky?”

Chris Rock said it best: “If we’re losing, who’s winning?”

Will the Green Bay Packers “Run The Table” in the playoffs? And many are scared. AND SHOULD BE! #GOPACKGO!

Will the Wisconsin Badgers Football Team win the Cotton Bowl?

Will you continue to read the stuff I put on here? Not just have written like 4 years ago?

Is the Google Glass back?

Will the Nintendo Switch be the game system of the year in 2017?

Can folks whom are so picky about not going to Church all because of the Pastor or that money really get off the high horse about going and giving advice? Besides behind the keyboards? And acting like foolish keyboard gangsters? They know who they are.

Who used the Portals this year? That had you in these gold trailers talking to someone in a different state? Also known as Shared Studios. Milwaukee was one of them. We need them EVERYDAY!

Know any good Doctors that take in folks that know patients families that know them well?

How are you going to discriminate Doctors on airlines like Delta? REALLY? Especially BLACK DOCTORS!

Will many in the black community support (REALLY SUPPORT) black owned businesses that do follow the protocol?

How many black churches will attend Watch Night Services on New Year’s Eve?

Did you support your Alumni this year (not just high school, but college and universities also)?

Why are many of us are NOT EDUCATED that well when it comes to health? Hint it’s not just the men folk here.

Will there be a “in house online DJ” that will spin the sounds from the crib while many of us are at the house on NYE? THINK ABOUT THAT!

Other countries need to stop dipping in our business when it comes to OUR ELECTIONS! Right, Russia?

CALLOUT: There were bigots on Social Media made names this year. Who will NOT have a job in 2017?

Any Uber or Lyft Drivers will be on stat on NYE?

Any Photohogs and DroneHogs  will be on stat making money on NYE?

Who’s getting the drones working in 2017?

Will many graduate in 2017 as well as going into the schools in 2017?

CALLOUT: For all you Millennials: have you learned your lesson about NOT VOTING WILL DO YOU? Just to add, the ISH just got real.

If those are really conscious about being pro this and pro that, what about being pro Alumni?

Yes. Myspace had the blogs back in action again! Who still has their old blog on Excel?

Will Ronda Rousey comeback strong….EVER?

Who here has the Simply Fit? That board that has you exercising like in 5 minutes?

Who used a fitbit this year? Or any fit to walk to burn calories?

How many plan to do something daring in 2017?

How many will do the things that they put off in the previous years and actually do it this year?!

What is that one song you want to end your 2016? And the song you want begin with your 2017?

And the last thing I have to ask: I will say this to ask humbly, will you miss Obama?

Happy New Year!

Let’s get the 2017 thing started.

 

 

 

 

 


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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Happy New Year, Readers!

Well, it’s about that time of the year as everyone knows, that it’s time to break the things I don’t want to see and do want to see in this year of the goat of 2015. Yes, I know many will break out and say, I’M THE G.O.A.T! in 2015. Really though? With the lessons of the 2014 in the archives for future references and future throwbacks, its time to make room in the reference area, and bring out an empty box, and a empty check. Usually I say around New Year’s that is like a blank check. What are you going to with it? How are you going to spend it? For the empty box, it’s marked “2015”. What are you going to file by the end of the year?

Now It’s now time for the Stephen’s Spot Traditional Things I want to see and don’t see in 2015!

First Five I want to see:

1) I want to see more of US black folks going back to work. 2014 was a year that yes, the Dow was up over 18,000 points. However the high unemployment among African-Americans was the same percentage. Part of that could be not enough job skills, or that background check, or where they live. Now I think that resumes with addresses MUST BE removed! By the way, I’ll comment my viewpoint on why it is from an recent experience.

2) If #BlackLivesMatter in 2014 was important, then it will matter even more in 2015. I would like to see those who had enough of the cops shooting up unarmed black males and females to increase the pace of getting justice for those of Michael Brown, Dontre Hamilton, and many others who felt that their loved ones shouldn’t been gunned down.

3) Since there is a new Social Network that guarantees pay, would that play in a factor? I’m talking about the TSU Social Universe. I would like to see if it sticks!

4) I want to see and go to reunions this year! For those of us who are Class of 1995 of High School, College, University we need to party up for our 20th Reunions! Have an idea like: #WeTurn20In15 #20yearstolife or 20th Anniversary for you old schoolers! For other reunions like family: stay close! And those who have a 30th or 40th Reunion, I can’t speak for you due to my age and generation. But I’m focused on 1995 the most. And plus, this would be a good interest in investing in your Alumni Associations.

5) I hope those who use the mantra of setting New Year’s Resolutions goals actually do them! Even if a resolution for many years were put on the shelf for a while. For example if you thought about skydiving in 2014 and didn’t do it, try again in 2015.

Second Five I don’t want to see:

6) For those who promote their three day weekend stuff in their home cities, and criticize those who don’t come out or support, I hate to say this but pleasing folks aren’t going to cut it. And plus many don’t know who the folks personally! (I.E. Freedom Weekend!) That I think will lose customers, it will lose interest. And just lose period! Note to the promoters as a suggestion of any kind, be careful what you post and display! And this commentary is not about hate or throwing shade.

7) I don’t want anyone of the non-black race thinks that when anything is “all black this and that” is racist. Even if it is #AllBlackLivesMatter. Or #EveryBlackLifeMattters or #MyBlackLifeMatters. Or something like #MyBlackLifeReallyDoesMatter. Know the lingo!

8) I don’t want to see nor hear about those on Social Media whining about game requests. If you see the requests you don’t have to take it. No need to get mad at the folks to get a scene online! And NO SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS about commenting of Social Security Numbers!

9) I don’t want to see folks alike getting mad when a famous name gets attention in the spotlight for a recent act of violence. If those get mad, they don’t do nothing but complain!

10) For the Employers: I don’t want to witness any mess when looking for applicants for your companies. Last year at a Job Fair in Milwaukee’s Potowanomi Bingo & Casino ( Now the Hotel and Casino due to the name change)  during a segment at the event, it was all good until about 3:30pm Central time, a freaking fight broke out in the event! Between two black women in their 20’s, not dressed to impressed and it was so embarrassing to see that.

 

Now the last five what I want to see and don’t see:

11) Milwaukee: put these dates on your calendar: February 17th and April 7th. Know what those are? Dates! Voting Dates! Get out and vote! Please let me see this!

12) What I don’t want to see: I don’t want to see our Public Officials of County Supervisors, etc making fools of themselves on Twitter or Facebook, even if it’s involved mocking a person’s last words! Just remember, there are voters who will watch and will respond to boot them out!

13) Here is what I want to see: Get more active! Exercise, Diets, Doctors, etc! Not just on New Year’s Day, or your day of coolness, but everyday! Get more young folks involved in sports, music, church, and grown folks, do the same.

14)  What I don’t want to see: For all you future brides this year. Knowingly 2015 will the be year you say I do to your future groom and or lady(nod to the LGBT folks). And you might pick a day like 5-10-15 (get it, May 10th, 2015) per say, but here is one thing I don’t want to see on your Facebook posts, your Instagram, Pinterest, TSU, or any other platform. And I am serious here. Last time on the blog, I wrote about this chick who was going down the aisle, about to be married, and had her baby on her wedding trail thing. And the picture went viral around the Internet. Women, please for the love of Jesus, God, Buddha, Allah, or any other God you pray to, or your family prays to, or your church congregation, your Mosque, your temple, or whatever type or religious place you go to: DO NOT (I REPEAT) DO NOT PUT YOUR INFANT CHILD ON YOUR WEDDING DRESS TRAIL! I don’t want to see no ghetto wedding pics on the net this year! That is out!

And the last on the list: 15) What I do want to see  – Give back to your alumni. And if there is a flaw in your alumni of High School, College, University: Let them know. Hold them accountable! And Class of 2015, when you graduate this year either in the spring, summer or winter, give back to your schools that gave you love for four years. Give someone a chance to earn more scholarships, student exposure and many others in your school. Give them a chance!

Let me say this one more time: Happy New Year!


Ok Class: School is in session. 

Many of our young kids and young college students who we helped raise since birth are back in the classrooms and dorms trying to get their education on once again. I know that many parents that are having those moments about leaving their babies and young “soon to be” college women and men behind in order to spend the days or weeks or months in their respective schools. We know it. Many of us had gone through it and knows the pain. BUT that pain might be rewarding in the future if applying promptly. 

But what happens when if, and this is a big IF that if you don’t have children to tuck in or to get up, or to remind them of that spending of the money that we don’t get to see? Are we the folks, who don’t have kids are singled out? Not exactly. We’re part of the village. Period. Like the adage says: It takes a village to raise child. 

Here are my rules that us childless folks who are living the single game can contribute. 

1) Support the Scholarship Programs – We see them. We read them. See if there is a way to donate, or to join the board, or organization that harbors the purposes and objectives.

2) Join your Alumni Associations – OOOOOOHHHHHH I’ve now been preaching this for quite sometime now. If you are  still dominate about your High School, College, Tech School, or University Days that you still got going on since 1990 or earlier, donate to your Alumni Association annually. Donate your time, your resources, your effort, your money or if you’re not making any money as of right now, that’s no excuse. Still get your involvement by attending events, or join the Associations’ Board Of Directors to go to meetings and formulate new ideas. Also if your former school doesn’t have an Alumni Group currently, start one!

3) Be a Reference – Please be one. Not just for jobs, but also for education. No matter the age, grade level, or year status of college. 

4) Volunteer at a school. If a school has a volunteer group (again if you don’t have kids) that those can help to display signs, or artwork, or a teacher’s welcome home party that is well known, do that! If you live near a school that is known in the neighborhood, get in touch with a representative of that school to see if there is any Volunteer Sessions available. 

5) Be a tutor – If you been in the game for a while, in helping students facing poor grades, do this. No matter the grade level. Even with college folks. 

6) if you have a car, substitute your driving availability.  If the buses are late, or if a neighbor is going to be out of town and they left you with babysitting the kids, feel free to step up and get the students to school. 

7) Attend an open house. Yes, you can do this! Take notes on the school, the student population and more. That might tie in to the previous rules above. Also works for the Colleges and Universities too!

8) Church folks – no need to comment. We should know the role of supporting the youth and young folks that are coming up. Stay active and positive. Give what you can. Even if you take pictures of their praise dances in all that COULD benefit their next level of endeavors. Even being that extra support of reference of that student getting more educational support.

9) Be a motivator – same as a tutor. But you have to be upfront. 

10) If you can’t speak infront of folks, or tutor folks, or motivate folks, etc. Don’t panic. There are behind the scenes stuff you can do and support the cause. 

And the final thing of this rules: Provide encouragement, guidance and support. The kids and the young college students are at work right now. When they will reach a point of positive objectives, they will be rewarded of course. But still stay the course of making sure they sail on.

Now: these rules usually applies to anyone. And to those to are married with children in all, this is not to discredit you. Let me be clear, there are adults that want to get involved with this, but they don’t have children of their own to support, in the schools. For me, I don’t have kids. Don’t call me a hater! However don’t get me wrong if I publish a positive picture in the paper that deals with a High School Band winning an award. Or that top student that is being featured in a blog story that I know would be a positive reference. Or maybe assemble my Alumni to help the current students of donations and fund-raising. Or…….you might get the picture. The issue is about staying active! Regardless of your status which is no excuse. 

Ok class: the rules have been enforced. You’re dismissed.