The Black Conservative Town Hall 2013


FOX’s Sean Hannity Show hosted a Black Conservative Town hall and since then this video has spread like wild fire. It brought up issues many people liberal and conservative alike could relate to. Blacks began to find that there are not wide divisions between their conservative counterparts and themselves. This could be a great start for Blacks as we need to come together and start healing and talking to form the new Underground Railroad. Seeing that we really have more in common than differences will start to break down the walls of division and help us to start to focus on the true enemy that keeps us from moving forward.
This is a great video that needs to be shared in its entirety. Many people want to know about the elusive Black Conservative. Well here is a segment of us in a town hall answering questions and talking about issues and matters near and dear to our hearts.
I am sure if people listen to this with an open mind they will find some pieces where they can agree and find common bonds. The differences, well as I always say; We shall have to agree to disagree. However this video is very interesting and is great food for discussion.
Peace Family,
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BAMBOOZELD Part 2 BREAKING NEWS!!


 

BAMBOOZELD Part 2                BREAKING NEWS!!

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“Department of City Development Commissioner Rocky Marcoux told Bronzeville residents Tuesday night that he “dropped the ball” and should have known sooner that Dollar Tree, and not a full service grocery store, was going to open at the corner of W. North Ave. and N. King Drive. “

Rewind….. Although he made that statement last night, wait a minute before you forgive him. Mr. Marcoux has been down this road before and this time you need to know about it and make some decisions Black Milwaukee. Somebody really bamboozling us and this time the fix is in.

City of Milwaukee and current aldermen knew all along Commissioner Marcoux might possibly be a pay to play, bait and switch operative for Anup “Andy” Khullar, and Dollar Tree.

YOU DECIDE!

In last night’s meeting with 6th district residents, Rocky Marcoux, Commissioner of the Department of City Development admitted to dropping the ball on the Bronzeville/Dollar Tree fiasco. However thanks to Sister Shakara, the Milwaukee Drum has learned that Marcoux has dropped the ball quite a few times, his department had some criminal investigations and he personally called for removal from office. YET here he was entrusted to be a key player on a most important project to revive Bronzeville. What were you thinking Bronzeville project managers and Mayor Barrett?

I ask does it ever end in Milwaukee? The mess we put up with in trusting some of our elected and what they sign off on is just impressive. Bravo because you all had me fooled for a minute. Why did you agree to re-nominate this man to his position and then turn around and work with him on this most important project? BUT I will lay out the facts and stories and let you be the judge so you cannot say you did not know or I influenced your due process. Maybe it is not big deal as the city tells me. HOWEVER we must press on with the fact that there cannot be a Dollar Tree on that corner. The pay to play ends now and we must stop the foolishness that has been going on. Mr. Marcoux must be handed his marching orders despite the mayor’s full support of his work. Why should we allow him his $$$ under the table at our expense? This should be the last time “drop the ball” and “bait and switch” are used in this city. The end to the Department of City Development and its Tony Soprano-like days need to end. By the way If y’all don’t see me tomorrow you know what happened to me!!Check the Milwaukee River family, check it!! Come for me.

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Since 2012 at least two aldermen complained to the city about Marcoux’s antics and bullying of companies and if that was not enough the county also shared in the frustration of working with him specifically. All told the mayor and other alderman about this commissioner’s inability to play nice and move the city forward and my favorite, GET THIS and see if it sounds familiar, “BAIT AND SWITCH” moves.

Yeah sounds jacked up doesn’t it!!

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READ THIS AND BE INFORMED:

Accusations and more about Marcoux and DCD from other sources:

From Bruce Murphy of Urban Milwaukee:

“…But the Abele administration soon ran into a roadblock: Department of City Development Commissioner Rocky Marcoux.”

“Marcoux has generally made it more difficult for the county and city to join forces…”

“He (Kovac) accused DCD of spending money on new applications, developed by Precision Consulting Inc., despite the funds not being authorized by the council for this purpose.  The funding was only stopped when the city comptroller issued a cease and desist order.”

“But Kovac added that he’s heard complaints from private developers who say they are afraid to publicly speak out against Marcoux for fear of retaliation: “privately we’ve all heard it…everybody knows it,” Kovac contended.”

Bohl said he, too, had heard from a number of developers, and some staff members who have voiced concerns about the leadership of DCD.

The net effect is to delay the reappointment by Mayor Barrett and send notice that there are problems with Marcoux’s leadership….

From Don Walker of The Journal/Sentinel:

Kovac and Bauman had led opposition to Marcoux, saying that, under his tenure, his agency had been too secretive and lacked a vision for the city.

Marcoux had been under a cloud for weeks since Barrett renominated him. At a previous council meeting, Kovac said that a decision by a city development staff member to move money from one city account to another without council approval constituted an illegal act.

That statement prompted Ald. Bob Donovan to ask the Milwaukee County district attorney’s office to review the allegation. Assistant District Attorney David A. Feiss ultimately found no evidence to suggest any wrongdoing.

Marcoux has acknowledged that mistakes were made with the fund transfers and said steps had been taken to prevent it from happening again. Sound familiar…

On Tuesday, Kovac called the fund transfers a “slush fund,” adding that it may have not been a criminal act but was a violation of municipal law.

References:

Journal Sentinel

Georgia Pabst

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/commissioner-says-he-dropped-the-ball-in-dollar-tree-flap-b9932089z1-211133151.html

Don Walker

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/marcoux-given-four-more-years-to-run-dcd-9c70a51-171177191.html

Bruce Murphy   Urban Milwaukee

http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2012/06/26/murphys-law-rocky-road/

Dave Reid Urban Milwaukee

http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2012/07/25/a-really-rocky-road/

Photos:
 
Scott Paulus/City of Milwaukee

Karen Sherlock/Journal Sentinel

Sadly disappointed at this point….

Peace Family,

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Gay Marriage Debate: Black Church vs. NAACP & President Obama


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The NAACP has announced it’s backing of same-sex marriage following President Obama’s announcement supporting gay marriage.

The announcement comes in the midst of backlash and speculation of whether President Obama’s expressed support will hurt his campaign among black voters in the church.

“The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure political, social and economic equality of all people,” Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the NAACP’s board of directors, said in a statement.

“Civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law. The NAACP’s support for marriage quality is deeply rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and equal protection of all people,” NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said.

Rev. Anthony Evans of the National Black Church Initiative opposed President Obama’s and the NAACP’s endorsements, warning that Obama and the NAACP will lose support among black churches for their stand. The National Black Church Initiative is a faith-based coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino churches comprised of 15 denominations.

“We love our gay brothers and sisters, but the black church will never support gay marriage,” Evans said in a statement. “It is and always will be against the ethics and teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Pastor Derek McCoy, executive director of the Maryland Marriage Alliance, told the media that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s “unfortunate” stance on the issue will contribute to the “further demise of the family.”

“We who marched with Rev. King did not march one inch or one mile to promote same-sex marriage,” Rev. William Owens, founder and president of the Coalition of African American Pastors, told the Catholic News Agency.

Jay-Z, rapper and friend of the Obamas, made a similar announcement expressing his support of gay marriage shortly after the president.

This support of gay marriage in the black community is part of an upward trend. In an ABC News/Washington Post poll following President Obama’s announcement, 54 percent of African-Americans agreed with him. But in similar polls in 2011 and 2012, just 41 percent of African-Americans supported gay marriage.

Some see President Obama’s recent announcement as flip-flopping on the issue, as he hasn’t always fully supported gay marriage.

What say you family? Do you agree with the church or with the president on this issue?

“We Are The Drum – A Rhythm In Wisconsin” 2012


CAPITA (City At Peace In The Arts)

Productions Presents…

“We Are The Drum – A Rhythm In Wisconsin” 2012


Inspired by a distinctive movement for racial justice in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.

http://capitaproductions.org/

Since 1990, CAPITA Productions (City At Peace In The Arts) has been presenting a Black History Program yearly for thousands in the Greater Milwaukee Area.

This year we are adding a very special and overdue segment which will celebrate those brave marchers and demonstrators, from all backgrounds, who risked their lives for the cause of civil rights, especially in Milwaukee. It will be a dramatic reenactment of the Underground Railroad, prominent in the Waukesha area; the escaped slave Joshua Grover, and Fr. Jim Groppi’s “March on Milwaukee”.

 

For 200 consecutive nights hundreds marched for open housing through rain, snow and fear of physical attacks. These heroes have not been properly honored until now. Their stories should be known by our youth as well as everyone in Milwaukee and across the nation.

 

We will celebrate those who lived this experience, sharing the stories of those who participated in the demonstrations, served on the NAACP Youth Council, Commandos, and all organizations that led or joined in some way, the historic Milwaukee’s Civil Rights Movement.

Public Shows:

Tickets are $10 (balcony) $15 (floor)per person

• Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 7:30pm

• Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 7:30pm

• Friday, March 2, 2012 @ 7:30pm

• Saturday, March 3, 2012 @ 7:30pm

PUBLIC SHOW TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Buy Now Online http://www.capitaproductions.org/tickets.html

Student Shows:

Tickets are $4 per child.

For more info on the student shows,

Call Liz Coleman- 414-807-7322

• Tuesday, February, 21, 2012 @ 10:00am & 12:00pm

• Wednesday, February, 22, 2012 @ 10:00am & 12:00pm

• Monday, February, 27, 2012 @ 10:00am & 12:00pm

• Wednesday, February. 29, 2012 @ 10:00am & 12:00pm

All shows will once again take place at:

North Division High School Campus

Auditorium

1011 West Center Street

Milwaukee, WI 53206

Black Tea Drinkers Demonstrate at NAACP Convention


Britt Hysen takes ‘Discover Your Voice’ to the first South Central Tea Party rally outside the 102nd NAACP national convention. The event was held in Downtown LA on Sunday, July 24, 2011 and organized by Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson.