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Oh you thought I was done, huh?

You thought the last blog about the Coronavirus was the last? Well apparently not because like many I’ve been observing all of the cases, deaths, so called conspiracies, closings, delays, and yes those godawful protests of the right wing fools dressed in the battle flags, Gadsden Flags and this thing about Liberating this state and that state. Oh did I forget to mention that our so-called president told us to inject or inhale Lysol? This fool is trying to kill us with a household product that we use everyday to spray our bathrooms to inject that into our bodies to wear off the Coronavirus. If you really did that, consider yourself extremely stupid!

In the last couple of weeks, since many of the states have declared themselves Safer At Home, or Stay At Home there has been alot of “So Far” Stats in regarding to the spread of COVID-19. And yet many are still observing the stats daily with New York State on a constant basis. And of course we still had to hear what 45 had to say in which may are feeling that he is still straight LYING to us in terms of the “invisible enemy” of the Corona. The more he tells this, I’m changing the channel because it’s stupid of him to address the American people of what’s is really going on! The folks who really are feeling the pinch of the Coronavirus is those whom are uninsured have high fevers, real shortness of breath, diabetes, high blood pressure and many other factors of those whom are over 60 that could be and can be are effected. And for those of us whom are Black, we got it the worst. Why do I bring this up, is because it’s no secret. Anytime we see these humanistic symptoms come up we know instantly somebody might say, “Black people aren’t effected. It’s all about money when Coronavirus is mentioned. Then we are all scared in junk……” For all those who think that, you must be drunk with some serious malt juice. And in the last several weeks, in addition with non-blacks dying, black folks have been effected. We know it. And many like to crack jokes like it’s hood comics. WAKE UP! When your friend or family member gets the Coronavirus and DIES, its game over. More recently, I just lost one of my former teachers that I had since college in the late 1990’s. And the teacher, Leonard McGhee was just 75 years old! This was one of my printing teachers from the Milwaukee Area Technical College that I truly followed. And yet you folks want to crack assumptions that the Coronavirus is fake. Oh you all better stop this mess and get real serious about the pandemic. If you’re not that serious, your Mortician or Undertaker is preparing your burial. Keep acting a fool, keep the masks off, no bandanas, no nitrite gloves, keep playing outside, and oh, keep messing around when the cops will arrest you for breaking the Safe Home Laws. More below.

What is also stupid during the Coronavirus? Our so called Republicans in Wisconsin are going to the lawmakers to get the extension of the Safer At Home Order blocked in order to reopen the state. Oh great, leave it to the @$$Clowns of Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald to get all the citizens in Wisconsin to DIE! Seriously, these folks want many folks to perish for their personal gain of egos. Even black folks to die away quickly. The Safer At Home Order was extended to May 26th to give time for the State to evaluate the situation of the pandemic. But oh no, the GOP are desperate fools that want to rush the Governor to get all the systems to go by May 11th. What’s even worse is that, the so-called protesters that made fools of themselves with the flags and rifles outside of the Capitol with all that White Privilege were leading the charge. But I also hate to say this, but May 11th is not going to cut it. Nope! No really knows when this pandemic will be over. Another problem with the stupidity: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS ON THE RISE! That is a hard one if you know someone or are someone that is going through the problems. And keep in mind, Domestic Violence is STILL a problem! Not just women, but also men and children are effect. Yes I did say MEN why because they get hit also by those who do the damage all the time. Even during the Coronavirus.

Also, beginning this week, in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Police Department will be handing out L’s. Fines of $500.00 in regarding to those who don’t comply with the Governor’s Orders. They said they would do this and they are not messing around. Have they indicated this before? Yes. Press play:

That was March 23rd. Last month. So don’t act like “Oh I didn’t know. Nobody told me…..” You all should have known that would happen and guess what, according to the news, approximately 133 citizens were arrested for violating the Safer At Home Order. Those are facts. Other cities and suburbs are doing the exact same thing maintaining law and order during the pandemic.

Again it’s not a joke. Know what else: our Milwaukee festivals are cancelled and/or delayed, our July 3rd Fireworks Show is canceled until next summer, some of our businesses can and cannot operate due to getting our hair cuts, nails done, and hosting other needs the most. And by the way, if you’re one of those house calls fools that still operate against the order, you’re dumb as hell. You really want to get a pedicure during a pandemic? Seriously? Oh you still want to congregate in your Church building during this? You mean to tell me that you can’t pray at home or have church at home online? You can do that you know! Don’t be that stupid like those Pastors in Louisiana and Florida that had recently been placed on house arrest and or fined but they still keep coming and congregating. And recently other Pastors who have done this so far, DIED! And to add those who lead and protested the Safer At Home Orders just got the Coronavirus!

But on the flip Some businesses are being tweaked to open up SLOWLY BUT SURELY! On the other hand, they also have to abide by the rules of social distancing. So it’s going to take a while.

Expect a Part III in a blog letter to the Milwaukee Public Schools. And why they should get on the ball for Virtual Learning.

I had to take a break about several segments for a moment to talk to us.

Us as the Alumni of the Milwaukee Public Schools.

Like many, we prided ourselves in response to our Alma Maters in terms of reliving the good days of what we had back then, and of course, we talk about those Class Reunions. That’s what we do. A little of us give back to our Alma Maters in terms of fundraising, sitting in on board meetings discussing important matters, and also a few of us asking about the current status of our old schools. But there are those who are just mad. Really mad about the status being so low in the categories and making a statement about shutting down a school that they once attended years ago, and having a mean streak about calling the current students “little convicts” over a thought of making a new stadium on High School property.

Henceforth: the argument has reached the foot of the Milwaukee Public Schools and also a former MPS Student, James Wigderson an alum of Milwaukee’s Vincent High School fired on his Alma Mater in which got the district and social media’s attention of his rant. James has written a blog article on the Right Wisconsin Website about his “disdain” of the status of his story and of course had to bring in the racist cyberbullying remarks about his commentary.

James writes via the Right Wisconsin Website on all days: September 5th, 2018:

The school has only gotten worse since my days there. The school “fails to meet expectations” according to the state of Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction and it’s not even close. Yet nothing will be done about Vincent and 999 kids will be trapped in a failing school this year. Some students will succeed but the odds are horribly against them. But at least it’s a union school, right?

So imagine my surprise when, thanks to the Facebook page for an upcoming high school reunion, I learned the school is getting a new $5.7 million stadium. The stadium will have artificial grass and a new track for WIAA events. The report I saw didn’t mention metal detectors, but it would be a good idea.

The new stadium is part of an $11 million improvement in athletic facilities for Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), presumably so the little convicts can have the best facilities before being sent to the penitentiary.

So the next time someone tells you that MPS needs more money, remind them that more money does not mean a better academic performance. And if they ask for evidence, ask them if $5.7 million could be better spent than on a new stadium for a failing school. And then ask them if the students would be better off with a new track instead of shutting the school down entirely.

At least the artificial turf matches the artificial concern of Wisconsin’s Democrats, including gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers, for the well-being of MPS students. Perhaps the new scoreboard can flash the number of kids being pushed through the system without learning anything – not that any of the students will be able to read it.

Well wasn’t that redundant and stupid. This is supposed to be #MPSProud? Really?

In response, Milwaukee Public Schools offered this comment on the blatant article:

We are proud that MPS is working hard to provide the same access to state-of-the-art facilities for our students as districts in surrounding areas have for theirs. We are proud of the Class of 2018, which earned $86.2 million in scholarships, a new district record. We are proud of our students serving as interns for Harley-Davidson, America’s iconic motorcycle company. We are also proud of our Vincent High School urban agriculture students who were the only students to represent Milwaukee at the Wisconsin State Fair.

MPS is outraged – as every parent in the City of Milwaukee should be – that an adult would feel free to make such a derogatory, hurtful, and dishonest statement about more than 75,000 children.

The author of the article should be ashamed that he is engaging in such offensive cyberbullying, which we are sure he would not tolerate if his children were being discussed in these abusive terms.

We have far too many students who work hard every day and who accomplish great things to let an ill-informed and hateful statement stand without comment. We are MPS proud. 

Denise Callaway

Director, Communications & Marketing


OK. Now it’s time for my response: and if a certain right-wing blogger like James is reading this, I have a question for him or her: WHERE WERE YOU?!

You know what, it’s just like any other person who had all the good times of education, there always just that ONE person that has to be so negative about a certain problem, BUT OFFERS NO SOLUTIONS to defuse the problem! James, I know that many of the Vincent High School Alum, as well as the MPS Alumni faithful, does not think like you. You and others that sit out in the freaking suburbs and outline areas with a negative attitude talking smack are just that: Hypocritical Blatant Racists! Yeah, I said it. It’s guys like you that are offering NO SOLUTIONS in helping out MPS. And it’s guys like you that are not lifting a finger or a donation to help out the high school that you once attended. Yeah, of course, you called out your old stomping grounds but the fact of the matter is, you didn’t come out; and remained to be a self-centered bigot in calling the young kids “little convicts” all because of your opinion of the upgrades of Vincent High School.

Maybe if you had the balls, you actually would be able to help mentor the young folks at Vincent to be more productive while they are still high school students and then they might morph into that when reaching adulthood. BUT NO, you had to go negative about a bunch of students that don’t know you. Oh, I’ve heard that they don’t forget stuff like this. As you age James, I hope they don’t take away your Medicare or your Social Security because when they get older, mark my words: they will never forget! And second, when was the last time you visited the School? When was the last time you sat in a public meeting at the school? When was the last time you listened to the Alumni Association about the ideas to support the school? Oh, I’m sorry Vincent does have an Alumni Committee, duh! When was the last time James that you ACTUALLY CARED about your Alma Mater of giving back?!! When?! Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

You’re just like the rest who get mad about being left out of Class Reunions, had to vent your personal feelings and actually attack those who don’t know you. And also you’re just like those who complain about the Fiserv. Forum, and the Milwaukee Streetcar. Sorry James: it’s not all about you! And since you want to give a care: why attack Vincent? And just for the record, I’m not a Vincent Alum. Never went there. Didn’t cheer for your beloved Vikings. But I know some Vincent Viking Alums that are doing way better than you! And I know MANY MPS ALUMNI MEMBERS that are doing WAY BETTER than your own bigoted mess on a right winged blog. And if you think that for one split second is going to get you famous: wrong dude. It just made you realize that you just messed up. And by the way, the kids are watching. Speaking of that, the Milwaukee Youth Council just called you out! And many of them are MPS Students!

Wanna be a bigger man? Apologize to MPS. Apologize to the school, the students, staff, parents, and ALUMNI of your Vincent High School. Even the MPS Alumni Groups. But I doubt you won’t even try. And that goes for anyone else that thinks they are in agreement of this matter.

MAJOR CALLOUT: If you honestly feel this way in a racist manner, keep your butt at home! Don’t come to the reunions. Don’t donate to the cause. Don’t mentor or make internships. Tear off your Alma Mater colors and just resign and QUIT!

End of rant.

I’m about to go off on this blog topic.

For those who think that Black Lives Matters Matter is a racist organization that hates cops or hates those who are not like you in a sense of whatever: STOP!

For those who are black, that thinks that Black Lives Matter is racist in thinking it’s all separating folks left and right: CAN YOU PLEASE STOP YOUR ISH!

I told you I’m going off today. And many are going to learn today! Call this: the thought provoking of “If All Lives Really Matter”

  • If All Lives Really Matter as many of you think, why there are those who are still being treated like second class citizens in the freaking year of 2015?
  • If All Lives Really Matter , why there are several folks who think that the church is full of hyprocites and all about the darn money every Sunday, and not enough “ministry” every week? Where as some churches are actually getting the idea and ACTUALLY follow through of their ministry in action? And still get misunderstood and hated on by those who don’t understand?
  • If All Lives Really Matter , why there are certain folks that most us probably voted up, liked to redistrict registered voters from one district to another MAKING IT HARD for those who vote regularly?
  • If All Lives Really Matter , what is the purpose of cutting off those who need transportation to get from one job to another?(I.E. the state of Wisconsin cancelling High Speed Rail)
  • If All Lives Really Matter , why there are so many folks that are being discriminated because of a name, or an article of clothing ,or hairstyle (i.e. Shameka or Jamal and having on Afrocentric Garb) knowing it does mean a part of an heritage? Even for a job?!
  • If All Lives Really Matter , for example here in Milwaukee, why wasn’t any of our local news media DID NOT COVER the story regarding the visit of Minister Louis Farrakhan? He was here! And the only coverage that did the job were the Black Milwaukee Media.
  • If All Lives Really Matter, why are African-Americans at times have to go through various hurdles to get to the goal line, while everyone else gets the straight line treatment over everyone else?
  • If All Lives Really Matter, why there are certain “legacies” that have to stand in the way, and not enough of those who have been scrapping and clawing like crazy to get to the number one spot? Nepotism, perhaps?
  • If All Lives Really Matter, why is it so hard for many African-Americans to get the necessary medical coverage, while there are those who want just to rip it away like it’s highway robbery? Just to think about the Affordable Care Act.

Tell me I’m wrong!

And oh, if ALL LIVES REALLY MATTER: Why is the KKK STILL IN BUSINESS? SKINHEAD GROUPS STILL IN BUSINESS? Doing the same ol’ same ol’  even in 2015? Plus, don’t even think about commenting about the Original Black Panthers or founding of the NAACP.

The only reason why the Black Lives Matter thing is being hated on right now, because it’s working. The movement, the CORE MOVEMENT of the cause of Black Lives Matter is actually working! There are those in the country that are starting to realize and to wake up about there are real issues that black folks know very well when it comes to police brutality, and many other factors that are deemed a problem. We already know who, what, where, when, why, and how it happened. So many might ask, why is the tripping happening over and over again?

Haters from Bill O’Reilly, the right wing, and some black folks are just mad. Speaking of the black folks, I gotta say this in regarding the woman who was on the internet saying that a black girl was hurt or killed and the Black Lives Matter folks were called out because they didn’t do nothing about it. Look, I get where Peggy Hubbard is coming from. And I’ll give her due that she is a U.S. Navy Veteran. All respect to her. However, in regard to her viewpoint of Black Lives Matter and regarding the little girl that was affected, you really can’t hold the movement to that. You really can’t. And about the officers who were killed or shot recently, by black folks. Guess what? You can’t hold the movement to that either! Those black folks probably made a video of the rant (lack there of), got some hits online via the Right Wing Maniacs, and got on CNN or Fox News, or The Blaze and probably got paid some money just to fuel their fire for their ratings of the hate (HATE MIND YOU) of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Even for the upteenth time, Sheriff David Clarke had done the exact same thing…..again. But was put in check by Marc Lamont Hill on CNN!

Don’t believe me? Go check out those who have this “negropean/hypocritical minded” attitudes, whom believe that notion, and to somewhat fester up to all the so-called things that many might not be affected. THINK AGAIN! But yeah, there are those who will say it and try to think it’s dumb to get the concept up. Of course!

Yes, we know that every life matters. Of course we know. DUH!

However, as far as addressing the issues regarding the black race that started the human race, that never ends. And I’ll agree that Black Lives have always mattered. We still matter. We still matter regarding of us black folks in general! I’m not trying to throw shade to anyone else that is not black. It’s not all about you non-blacks. We need to have a voice and a table and a CEO Chair to address our issues. Of course we got that, but there are those who still don’t have that experience or training to guide the head of the table of our issues. Feel me?

Just like when the cops come to your house, clean it up! And still, the struggle continues.

That is all.

Oh, Boy.

I’m sure that many Americans and those aligned with American Unity had to go in and be mad at President Barack Obama for saying the word that many free that it’s offensive. Inappropriate. We know what the  word was. And no, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, and Right Winger Fans its not a pop culture term! Let’s just get the cat out of the bag. N*gger  Let’s talk about it. The same word that many called him since 2008. There were those and those who still can’t stand a black dude running the White House. Every time he tried to make a deal, there are those who want to deny his request. Jobs Bill, Veterans Bills, oh that includes that is helping many: The ACA. But its not the policies isn’t? It’s the man himself.

I’ll bet many right wingers had their heads exploded with truth denial that on a podcast, that the President was the guest, said the infamous “N*gger word”. The same word that many of us black folks have been hearing since the first grade! And historically, slavery days, Jim Crow Laws, and also the pre and post Civil Rights Era.

That’s right. Think back when you were in the first grade, or younger, and if you’re black,  that is when you first heard N*gger. Be honest! No matter if you said it, or you may have heard it through your cool classmates from way back. That’s where it starts. Go back to your elementary school days when you hung out with your boys and some girls that the word was started to hear. And you wonder why. Later on, when you get to middle school and high school, it will escalate. And you still be asking why. Let’s be real. And furthermore we know the dinner tables, sermons, and others that it’s common. Also, when you get to college and your first real job, you don’t hardly hear it as much, but its still a reminder in getting denied a job because of a certain “HR rep does not want hire N*ggers” per say, for his or her company!  Even though they believe they don’t discriminate.

Well guess what? There are those who have the same mentality, probably have the same mindset about the President himself. Let’s be real. This is the reality that many know! But its the denial of certain folks that won’t admit it! Did I mention that the 4th of July is coming? The same holiday we decorate the red, white and blue. We bust out the Declaration Of Independence like all men are created equal, eat up the food, drinks, beer, and the icing on the cake: fireworks. Oh yeah that holiday. Which we know. But, when all that is over, I’m going to say this now: The Struggle Continues! Just look for it on Facebook. Some will write that on a timeline and actually get likes.

That’s the thing. The Struggle Continues. Even talking about the N bomb. But oh yeah, the talk will continue. Even at Barnes And Nobles. The next time that anyone goes to the bookstore, go to the African American section and look for the book “N*gger”. I haven’t read the book. Go get it. And it was written by the legendary author/activist and comedian Dick Gregory. They still sell the book. Amazon still sells it. And I don’t hear nobody, (ABSOLUTELY NOBODY) going to Amazon, or BN, or any bookstore in the nation going to protest to remove the book N*gger from the shelves of African-American Sections! I don’t hear the NAACP, the Urban League, the Muslim Groups, or the infamous Westboro Baptist Church Members with the fake picket signs of God Hates The Gays per say, going to Barnes and Nobles and protesting the book, N*gger off the bookshelves! Never heard about it. Never seen it.

So what President Obama said it surrounding the word; was and is the ongoing struggle that the United States is not completely healed of the use of racism. Mainly, its still here! I’ve been hated on as a black man of trying to get a job in freaking Waukesha of Dresser Engines. Remember when I wrote about that? Like so many times? It’s true. And no, there were no N-Bombs thrown. But the idea of “we’ll not going to hire this black man, but more of the white guys” has been more subtle. Admit it, employers.

There is a lot more work to do.

obama foot on desk outrage

First Take: 

I had to laugh at this. All of the conservatives out there, I have three words: GET A GRIP! This picture of President Barack Obama on the phone with the left foot on the desk is making viral headlines. Oh, and the outrage from the right wing maniacs and right wing faithful are just spilling their guts out. In Milwaukee today, as the students have gone back to school, and most of them have started ahead of time, and folks are mad at Obama just because a foot on a desk. First the umbrella thing, and now this. Many are saying like “oh its a disgrace to the office of the White House!” or “It’s a travesty! That negro president gone crazy. Get Your FEET OF THE DESK!” Oh trust me. The think tanks are working. Ever since Obama came into office and got the chair yet again, more and more right wing hate had build up. Now when the Bushes, Clintons, Fords, Nixons and many others who were in office, and had their feet up per say, did y’all get mad? Hmmmmmm……… I wonder why. Personally, this too shall pass.  Literally. And it’s no surprise when the President got elected and re-elected, there’s always this Right Wing Wall of no’s. Or he’s a Muslim.(which he’s not!)  Or he’s here it comes: SOCIALIST! Has a look of Hitler, or “Obamacare” is going to ruin my job. Or they never cared about the Jobs bill that should have been shovel ready long time ago!

Now, am I glad that he’s got the foot on the desk? Or is it his statement. Maybe he listened to the quote he said last year: “I’m the President.”

Personally, this is so silly. And right wingers know it. And by the way, I wouldn’t mind having a photo print of that pic in my Obama Collection.

Second Take. 

Speaking of silly, take a look of this news article from yesterday. Many of us Americans were taking the day off due to Labor Day, but this article? Really? Courtesy of the New York Times

Explaining Twerking to Your Parents
Every child dreads this day: sooner or later, your parents will come to you, innocently wide-eyed, to ask you about twerking. How you handle this difficult conversation is extremely important and could have a significant impact on the way your parents think about twerking for years to come. You may prefer to put off the big “twerk talk,” but remember that it’s far better for you to be the one to explain than for them to learn on their own by searching YouTube.

A critical first step is to acknowledge that twerking is a normal part of life and that there is nothing shameful in their questions. They’re parents, after all, and this is the sort of thing they hear about on NPR, and, well, they’re curious.

Explain that twerking is a dance move typically associated with lower-income African-American women that involves the rapid gyration of the hips in a fashion that prominently exhibits the elasticity of the gluteal musculature.

They will reasonably wonder why Miley Cyrus, who is white and wealthy, does it at every opportunity. Patiently respond that, for Ms. Cyrus, twerking is a brazenly cynical act of cultural appropriation being passed off as a rebellious reclamation of her sexuality after a childhood in the Disneyfied spotlight, but, in the end, who are we really to judge? I mean, it can’t be a picnic being Billy Ray’s daughter, and remember that Vanity Fair picture of them? That was just …weird.

Though they won’t comprehend the Billy Ray references, they will nod, understanding that Ms. Cyrus’s motivations to twerk are complicated by a raft of personal, socioeconomic and third-wave-feminist issues.

Upon hearing what twerking is, it is natural for your parents to want to experiment with it. They may even proudly announce, “Look at us, we’re twerking!” not recognizing the inappropriateness of their actions and words. Try to resist the urge to chastise them; doing so will only increase their desire to twerk in defiance, perhaps in private.

It is also possible that your parents may suggest twerking at their next dinner party, after the radicchio salad with caramelized pears. Adopt a strict no-tolerance policy for group twerking unless you are there to supervise, other parents’ children are informed beforehand and have given permission, and everyone in attendance is invited to participate, including the Pearlsteins.

There’s a chance some of their peers are already twerking — most likely the younger parents. If they feel pressure to twerk to feel accepted, point out that anyone who forces you to twerk when you’re not ready for it isn’t a real friend, and that you think it’s just as “cool” not to twerk but instead to do, say, the jitterbug.

They may ask if you twerk with your significant other. Tell them that when a young man and young woman love each other very much and are in a packed, sweaty nightclub playing commercial hip-hop, yes, they sometimes twerk to express their affections. Assure them that just because you twerk with someone else and not with them doesn’t mean you love them any less — just that you show your love for them in a different way; for instance, by having strained three-day visits over Christmas.

With a no-nonsense yet empathetic approach, you can create a safe space in which to discuss twerking with your parents. If handled sensitively, a positive twerking dialogue will prepare them for future conversations concerning a host of other topics they’ve heard about but don’t understand, such as grinding, Ecstasy dance raves and the Instagram.

Teddy Wayne is the author of the novels “The Love Song of Jonny Valentine” and “Kapitoil.”

I have to say something: WHAT?!!!!!

What kind of journalism crap is this?!!!

Let me get this straight: The author, Teddy Wayne writes an article on Twerking. And he believed that the dance, in his words: “twerking is a dance move typically associated with lower-income African-American women that involves the rapid gyration of the hips in a fashion that prominently exhibits the elasticity of the gluteal musculature.” 

Lord Jesus!

So technically he thinks, or thought that the dance is one of those nasty dances that black folks made up, in low income neighborhoods with the hips of gyration? Excuse my french, but what the hell is this author is trying to say?

Obviously, this dude, who had to be non-black in a sense, didn’t do his homework. I’m going there today! He didn’t really clarify on how a dance like Twerking got started. Now for those who are like this dude and believed every word in this article: It’s time to go to school RIGHT NOW!!!! Get your notes, book bags, and leave your Wikipedias at home. I’m in the classroom at the front and I’m your freaking teacher on this!

Schools’s in session. Let’s talk the history of Twerking. OK class: First lesson question. Can anyone tell me how Twerking began. I mean really began. Who made it possible for the dance to get started?


Does the Miley Cyrus fans know?

Ok. Since those in the room may not have a clue. I guess I have to tell the story which is part of the long lineage of African Culture. If those referenced my previous blog or my other blogs about Twerking, it’s has ties to African dancing. Originally, it’s called the Mapouka. Look it up. And the gyration of the hips per say, that those don’t understand, that is part of the dance in which it was originated. In laymen’s terms: it’s part of the black culture. Now there are many today, who are talking down about Twerking being this raunchy dance or a hybrid version of the 21st Century’s Tootsie Roll or the Rump Shaker. Twerking maybe new, but it’s really old. Old school dances, do comeback in new form or fashion. But the concept is the same.

So all of you Journalists out there, can YOU PLEASE, PLEASE do your homework before squabbling your liberties in your newspapers? Ain’t nobody. NOBODY got time for no messed up journalism without doing background studies. This guy may have apologized. But his unappreciative of his viewpoint of Twerking was so mistaken. And furthermore, (let me go back to my 90’s quotes) It was WHACK!
Not to give out this question, but why do certain folks try to market a dance that they think it’s recently discovered,  and fail to realize that it’s nothing new? I remember when Little Richard (you know Tutti Frutti) he was on Vibe one time in the 90’s, and talked about the dances way before the rump shaking. Yes, VIBE had a talk show! He commented of those of the Caucasians folks doing it or getting into it or having those comments of disdain or not liking it. But he also commented that “black people have been shaking their hips for years!” And that I agree. Even with Twerking: that has NOT CHANGED! Black folks, whether we like it or not, we’ve been shaking our hips, popping hips, and others in the lower portion since the pre-Slavery days. You young cats/Miley Cyrus fans/other folks think that it’s a just a dance much folks, better learn. You will not get that lesson in the schools. Even though many of you are in class now. This goes for the College Folks too. Yeah I said it!
All of the black college folks reading this, or reading a research about the history of dance though black music, research Mapouka. (if your professors don’t mind).
That’s the homework assignment. Now get out and study!
Class dismissed.

Dear Wisconsin:

Remember last year when the then soon to be Governor Walker didn’t want to the High Speed Rail money nor the high speed rail to run between Madison and Milwaukee? Remember all of that? Now it comes to part after a year later, the now Rookie Governor made a terrible mistake by NOT accepting the rail money to build the High Speed Rail. Matter of fact, he should of left it alone. But no, thanks to his backwards thinking, and that talk about run away government spending, the State of Wisconsin will foot the bill of more than 84 Million Dollars  for years to come. Plus more.

Really Wisconsinites? Are we that short sighted? Other states have told us, even the states that bet against us that this should have been kept to invest here! Now after all of this, and I still need the Right Wing Manics to ask this: What about the jobs? Since then, the rail cash has dissapeard to other states like Illinois and California and yes, we had to get laughed at like educational dropouts without any reason to drop out. And I thought the Collective Barganing Rights elimination thing was just as bad.

Lots of you are probably asking why this? “Oh we made our decision by not taking the rail money”, and I’m gonna stop right there. First of all, I wasn’t one of the Tea Party Manics who wanted Walker to “Obey the will of the voters”. That was his fan base. And since there was talk about provding jobs, at least 250,000 of them, it appears that is not going to happen!

So I’m asking this as a Wisconsin Resident of 35 years (by the way, the birthday was December 5th) , What’s up? Where are all the Charlie Sykes folks at? The Vicki McKennas, the Mark Bellings, oh, I should say the James T. Harris folks at? Huh?!!! Where are you? I guess that all that talk really some of you quiet huh? All of that should have got you questioning like of what next?

Like I said 13 times this year: I told you so! And I think those who had been saying this also in this year in another form of shape have said the same thing. And from what I’ve heard about the Walker Recall, right now, it’s about 300,000+ signatures. And for those who kept saying that teachers are being paid too much, you really need a reality check that everyone is in the struggle. I have family and community folks who are retired educators and can tell more about this more than the average “tea partier/republican fan”. Oh believe me, I know.

Lots of folks that used to live in Wisconsin are departing all because of this. And some of you thought that Jim Doyle was bad. Walker, even worse. Don’t forget, he was a Milwaukee County Executive for 8 years. And what he did then, affects now. If only Tom Barrett would have gotten the governor’s chair in Madison, none of this, would’ve taken place.

In conclusion, when the year of 2011 is closing up shop, don’t expect me to put Walker in the bad list and the unions in the good list for obvious reasons.


Stephen’s Spot

I want to direct this attention and to those of the right wing with this commentary of Common being a “gangsta rapper” and being invited to the white house, LAY-OFF! What is the matter? Oh, the President of the United States invites a well-known hip hop artist from Chicago, who is known for his lyrics of truth and acting, is now a “Gangsta Rapper?” This is so laughable. The only reason that the Right Wing Maniacs are saying this is again forwarding their threat on race. Yep. I said it. Since when did Common became a Gangsta Rapper? I mean for real, when? If any of the right wing folks had  a brain, they would be going back in time to the late 80’s or early 90’s and found out that this happened before. Remember Eazy-E? Now he was a “gangsta rapper”. If the rap group N.W.A. rings a bell, they rapped about surviving south central and (four letter word) the police! Ice-T, the actor/rapper we respect now, sung a song about killing cops after the wake of the L.A. Riots of 1992. And to further add – the first Bush Administration was his target to tone down the lyrics or go to jail speech. What did Ice-T do? Stopped it on his own.

Now getting back to Common. If anyone knows his music very well, (and I mean knows his music very well) it’s not related to gangsterism. Obviously, the Right Wing Maniacs don’t know squat. Do some know who Common is? Does Michelle Malkin or anyone of the so-called right wing folk ever been to a concert or a recording session that Common was featured? I know the answer – Nope. Have they ever (and I mean ever) listened or watched the poetry session that he was featured? – Things that make you go hmmmmm……Nope. All because of yet again, targeting Obama. Now to some, you’re thinking “you’re defending rap musicians going to the White House and they shouldn’t be invited because of teh things they say in a vulgar manner”. For Common, I’m happy that he got invited. I am. And I hope other hip hop aritsts would get a chance to have this opportunity not to be passed up. If Rev. Run of Run DMC were to be invited by Obama, would you hate on that? Or, would Will Smith along with Willow, or maybe MC Hammer were to be invited to the White House, would you hate? You probably would say no. But for guys like Common you would say yes. Where was the outrage when Lil’ Jon was on Celebrity Apprentice in which he helped build a house in Georgia that is related to the United Methodist Church Children’s Services? And he said that it was personal to him because of his family growing up. I don’t see the outrage coming out of that. Remember when Ludacris gave a donation to Pepsi, and apparently, Bill O’Reilly dissed him just because he says explicit content in his music.

Right Wingers or folks in general need to lighten up. If Obama wanted to invite Ice-T,  the Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, MC Lyte, DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Chuck D, The Roots, or any other Hip Hop star on the block to perform or give a donation, in the White House, I say let them! And I don’t care if it comes out of my tax dollars. That’s right I said it.

In the wake of the Tuscon violent tragedy, this should serve as a reminder that heroes are still around. They maybe not in Armed Service Uniform but anyone, ANYONE can have a title, or true title of hero in their own right. Daniel Hernandez, the student from Arizona who was with the Congresswoman after the shooting occurred, did what he need to do, to make sure that his boss, Gabrielle Giffords was unharmed. He did his medical practice techniques of stopping the blood flow to the brain to make sure that it didn’t get any worse. At the night of the speech by President Obama, he humbly rejected the word – hero. Well, that’s his opinion. However in many ways, he became one, even though he doesn’t want to admit it. But he was in other ways.

Now about the speech. The speech had to be delivered in a fashion to not only honor those lost, but also those who are living! And those who acted courageously by wrestling the gun away from Jared Lee Loughner. Oh, let’s comment those who hated it: Fox News and the typical Right Wing Media. I’m watching Jon Stewart here, and he cut it to the chase of Michelle Malkin talking about the “timing of the speech”. Or the Fox & Friends talking about that the group who stopped the gunman should have been seated in the first two rows that “would have been better”. Or others who commented strangely about Dr. Carlos Gonzales’ prayer before the program.  – REALLY?! Oh, get this: another person thinks that you can’t have it both ways of having a Memorial Service and a Pep Rally.


The right wing is full of it! First, this service was a memorial of folks whom have passed on. But it was also a service that was indeed to rise up. Let me tell all of you something, this is NOT your Grandmothers, or old school family memorial service. This is a different time, a different era, and a different age where it’s OK to cheer up in times of tragedy at memorials. This is one of them. So it wasn’t “your typical memorial service”. BIG DEAL! When your time comes for to be Memorialized, you put it on paper and tell those close to you what you want!  This Memorial Service was also a wake up call for those who carry guns and use metaphors of packing heat. (ala Don’t Retreat, Reload) In the wake of this whole thing, all those times that when the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and any Right Wing Media hack goes overboard, it goes overboard. Bill Maher commented on his New Rules, that the Founding Fathers would hate the Tea Party. The Founding Fathers were about REAL revolution, REAL freedom, REAL Liberty, and etc. The Tea Baggers are just a fake version of the Founding Fathers. Bill Maher said it that they, the Founding Fathers of America would have hated their guts! Yep, I have to agree. The colonists at the time, for example, dumped British Tea in the Boston Harbor, in a form of a protest. That was the real Tea Party. Cutting edge. Not this stale wannabes of hating the first black president of the United States with the guns strapped at rallies. Sarah Palin commented that “the President needs to stop lecturing”. Well some of our presidents and those have lead the Declaration Of Independence were involved in science, astronomy, financial, and more things that made things possible. And if they were around now, they can school Bill O’Reilly about the “tides go in and out”.

If and when the Congresswoman does get back to work, expect to see and hear from the Senators, Congressmen that the gun laws will change. Oh yes. They will change about if you SHOOT a member of congress, it will have consequences. If you talk about targeting, reloading, at those who are trying to make it, and in public, actions have consequences! – Just like when Congresswoman Giffords said it last year.

Dang, Americans. What is up with us? We got all these laws, freedoms, a chance to get a decent health care, infrastructure and all this talk about Freedom of Speech, Expressions and Religion. I’m not hating. But what I am hating is the thought of the influence of having to see on TV today about a senseless shooting involving Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. Here in Milwaukee, I can’t imagine what would happen if my Congresswoman Gwen Moore were to be shot after attending a town hall celebration of her district. Or maybe Rep. Tammy Baldwin out in the Madison area in the same predicament. Or, you know what I’m getting at. Clearly yes, I do like some Democratic values, but I dislike totally Republican values. I dislike the Rookie Governor, Scott Walker of his opinions of canceling High Speed Rail. I dislike the new Senator Ron Johnson, who bought his way into politics, and  in my opinion cheated his way in stealing the seat from Russ Feingold, courtesy of the Tea Party.  And the same can be for Wisconsin Republicans Paul Ryan, Jim Senenbrenner or any known Republican in Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Madison, and I dare say the Republican-Controlled House in DC. But that does not mean I’ll go on a shooting spree like Jared Lee Loughner did and do a job on any politician of service.

This is the first month of the year, and in a couple of days in a week, we will be reflecting on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. King himself was a disciple of non-violence that wanted to have a chance to spread peace, and to tell America that you’re doing wrong. You need to change.  And violence towards men (and women) should not be the answer to get the point across. And, I hope Arizona continues to use the MLK Holiday now even more. At first they didn’t. I think America had received a reality check after last year’s words of Sarah Palin of “don’t retreat, reload” comments. If you remember the old adage, “you better watch what you say”, it should be one of those reminders to check yourself.  I also think that the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Fox News, or any conservative news hack in America, and I dare say Milwaukee’s Right Wing News needs to look in a mirror. All those times that Michelle Malkin screamed or stated “An Angry Mob is coming” may comeback to bite her in the rear end. All of this stuff to me is related to the vote of the Health Care Bill that was introduced last year. The same bill that the Republican majority wants to kill the bill by the request of “their American people”. I ask again,  all because of a bill that Obama signed into law? Is that it?! That’s like planning a beat down on someone who stole someone’s boyfriend. Or touched someones girlfriend. Or losing a round in a Video Game. America, do you understand me?! We tend to lose or get mad at times that are senseless. That don’t mean nothing.

Now that congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords: I think she believed in something. I think she believed in every American should be given a chance in something. I think she believed that no one shouldn’t be turned away for nothing. I think she is doing her part of service to help make things for the better. But obviously, those who oppose her are probably just getting what they want. They just want her out of the way all because of a bill. Wow America. Those of you put the crazies and the Tea Party folks that want to represent you, aren’t doing the same for guys like me. I don’t favor the Tea Party at all. I don’t like them. I don’t respect them. But that doesn’t mean that I’ll challenge them to a weapons fight with Pitchforks and Torches.

I, like many others have probably said or commented things about others needed to be shot or whatever. But I’m taking it back. I’ll say if a so-so character should be condemned for his/her actions, I say put the bum in jail or locked up for a long time. That’s should be the vile solution. Keith Olbermann tonight said” it’s time to put the guns down” in his special comment. And to start making us Americans to recognize that what we display or say, would have an effect on others. One of my college professors at the University of Wisconsin-Stout once stated that “Measurement Drives Behavior”. This is a prime example of that. And I know that it’s related to careers, but it can also transcend to other areas. Do you see what I mean after looking after this? Those of you went to these rallies last year with your Guns, your “Don’t Tread on Me” Flags, your American Revolution Outfits, your “Obama is a Nazi” Signs, Monkeys, and any racist, violent rhetoric against the 44th President. I hate to say this but you had no idea what you’re talking about!  It’s was about confusion and fear. Or you used them in a scare tactic against any opponent of political issue, or anyone that is well…..”not like you”. Yeah, I know it’s a Free Speech/ Freedom of Expression thing. I have that right to. My Freedom of Expression is being expressed now by writing this blog, and to remind us Americans that everything we say, display on Youtube, display on Facebook, display on Twitter and MySpace, display at rallies, marches, school, church, the hood, workplace, district, and yes any politically related needs to have a sense of one word that most of us don’t want to go through. RESPONSIBILITY. One of my uncles told after turning 18 years old, that “Responsibility Goes Up.” And in speaking of that, our Congressmen needs to have the responsibility to have protection set up.

See this is why America needs to get it’s butt together. This is why America has a problem with race, jobs, health, education, crime, poverty, history of admitting slavery, bombing other countries, killing innocent people, an issue of Black History Month being Racist -Which is not! I hear that well we need to teach our children more. Well, America needs to teach it’s self more first!

Finally, as I close this story. In church on Sunday and this week, there might be sermons and prayers lifted for communities across this country. And yes on Sunday there will be NFL Games to see which teams will advance. (Go Packers!) But morely, for the Tucson Arizona Area involving Congresswoman Giffords, and those  lives loss. It’s sickening and stupid. And as an American, an African American, a Citizen, a Christian, a volunteer person, a Midwesterner, and a overall human being, this is beyond sickening. It’s just pathetic that this country has to be reduced to acts like this. America, we have become a country that has been put on notice.  And the dude did the job on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who a family person and public servant, is just an example of why this country needs to reexamine it’s faults.

Despite of our political views in all, there is one thing we can agree on, this crap is unacceptable! And it’s time to check ourselves, or wreck ourselves.