These Politicians Ain’t Honest

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Wisconsin conservatives and liberal politicians with each perspective supporters find common ground in the proposed new Bucks Arena.

As I have gone on record in the past…both political parties are good at selling failed political, economic, and social pipe dreams to the common people constituency.

The broadening inequality gap between the “haves and have-nots” in America is disgraceful on the international stage of global concerns. Yet both American parties have failed to remedy the shrinking / disappearing middle class and the expanding poverty rate in our Nation.

We the People, divided by our prejudices, allow our tax dollars be used and abused by politicians controlled by the rich and wealthy in our Nation.

How much clearer can it be that both parties in Wisconsin are seeking hundreds in millions of dollars to fund a new professional basketball stadium in light of Governor Scott Walker’s proposed 300 million dollars defunding to the University…

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Bobbi Kristina STILL On Life Support In Rehab: Nurse Alice Weighs In On HLN’s “Dr. Drew” Show

Mr. T:

Should Bobby Brown continue “Faith” that Bobbi Kristina recover?

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After being found unresponsive and not breathing in her bathtub on January 29, Bobbi Kristina has been in a coma for nearly 70 days now. Last month, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was transferred to a rehab facility, where she remains on life support.

A family source tells PEOPLE Magazine that things are peaceful and quiet. Brown is staying in a private room.

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“The family has brought some things from home for her. Not much – just a few things, like a blanket and some pictures,” the family source says.

According to the source, the shock has worn off and the family is still holding out hope that she’ll come out of it. “We love her and want her to recover.”

All this may be true, but what many want to know is how long will…

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How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?

Mr. T:

Do you have bed partners other than your mate?

Originally posted on BlackDoctor:

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Think you are sleeping alone? Think again! You’d be surprised at all of the living things you are snuggling up with at night! According to Philip M. Tierno Jr., director of clinical microbiology and immunology at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, “most people wash their sheets once a week, but many others go 3 weeks to a month without washing their sheets.”

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Dr. Tierno says that once a week is the most reasonable, as your body will thank you later. Breathing in the dirt and micro debris held inside your sheets is bad for your health. Your skin cells that you leave in your bed become a meal for mites. These mites accumulate quickly over a short period of time, and not only is their presence unhealthy and disturbing, but their feces that they leave embedded in…

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Know something about your homeland of origin other than what Western media informs.

Know something about your homeland of origin other than what Western media informs.

1. The Gambia has only one university.

2. Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s only
spanish speaking country.

3. South Africa is the most visited
African country.

4. Nigeria has the richest Black people in Africa.

5. Samuel Eto’o is the highest paid Footballer of all time, he received about £350,000 weekly in Russia in 2011.

6. A person from Botswana is called
a Motswana, the plural is Batswana.
7. A person from Lesotho is called a

8. A person from Niger is called a

8. A person from Burkina Faso is called a Burkinabe.

9. Nigeria has won more football
cups than England.

10. Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the world’s most educated President with 7 degrees, two of them are Masters.

11. Al-Ahly of Egypt is the richest club in Africa.

12. Didier Drogba is Chelsea’s
highest goalscorer in European competition.

13. Johannesburg, South Africa is
the most visited city in Africa.

14. Zinedine Zidane wanted to play
for Àlgeria, but the selector rejected him, saying they are already many players like him in the team.

15. President Jacob Zuma was given a special award by Fifa for refereeing on Robben Island during his years as a political prisoner.

16. President Robert Mugabe was
jailed for 11 years for fighting for freedom.

17. President Robert Mugabe is
Africa’s oldest Head of State and the world’s second oldest Head of State. He was born in 1924.

18. The Seychelles are the most educated Africans. Seychelles’ literacy rates (Adult: 92%, Youth: 99%) Zimbabwe is 2nd (Adult:
91.2%,Youth: 99%).

19. Rwanda is a better country for
gender equality than England and USA.

20. Somalia got its first ATM on
October 7, 2014.

21. South Africa has the most Grammy award winners in Africa.

22. Ethiopia has the most airports in

23. Ethiopia’s economy is growing
faster than China’s.

24. Eritrea’s President, Isaias Afwerki is the least richest President in Africa.

25. Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest
independent country, it has existed for over 3,000 years without
being colonised.

26. Haile Selassie 1 was the 225th
and last Emperor of Ethiopia.

27. Nigeria has the most monarchs
in the world.

28. Angola has more Portuguese
speakers than Portugal.

29. President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos has ruled Angola since 1979.

30. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is Africa’s longest serving Head of State. He has ruled Equatorial Guinea since August 3, 1979 when he overthrew his uncle, Francisco Nguema. His son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue is his Vice President and will succeed him if he
resigns. He started ruling Dos Santo

31. George Weah of Liberia is the
first man to win World, European and African footballer of the year
in the same year.

32. Swaziland is the only remaining
absolute mornach in the world.

33. The Gambia is the smallest country in Africa followed by Swaziland.

34. King Sobhuza ll of Swaziland took the longest time in reigning Swaziland, 62 years as he was crowned in 1921 and died in August 1982 at the age of 83 years.

34.1. King Sobhuza II of swaziland, married 70 wives, who gave him 210 children between 1920 and 1970.

35. Zimbabwe is the only country in the world were almost everyone was a billionaire at one point.


BLACK HISTORY CHECK…So You Believe You’re An African American?

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Let’s take for an example the skin complexion of our beloved Freedom Fighter / Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. frederick_douglass_loc_collodion_c1865-80 Mr. Douglass was born a “Mulatto slave,” in 1818. His slave mother was of the Black Race. His father was the slave master, a White man belonging to the White Race. Yet his skin complexion confuses many Black Americans of Mr. Douglass race origin. Simply because they’re confused about their own. The root of this cultural 21st Century racial identity crisis began during the late 1400’s to mid 1500’s. Whereas millions of Black men, women and children from the continent called Africa were, kidnapped, sold and purchased by White men for enslavement on the North and South American continent and its surrounding Islands.

Many of the descendants of x Black slaves here in the America’s today refuse to accept their true racial identity. Due to the dominate White male (People) slave master mixing his…

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New Soul Food Restaurant In Town

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I am always excited about a new business in the community that has people in the front and back of the business that look like the people they serve.  See below on Daddy’s Soul Food and Grille.  They have a grand opening coming up this Friday.  However, just checking them out on Facebook would be helpful.

Owners Bennie and Angela Smith are Milwaukee residents and have a passion for cooking and making people happy.  “This is a place for not just the physically hungry but also for those who desire a neat place and community space,” says Bennie. “We will be the premiere location for food, family and fun.”

This grand opening is a part of several announcements coming from this community.  Most recently, the Near West Side Partners, Inc was formed in January 2015 with many goals including spurring new commercial development similar to Daddy’s.  In addition, local developer, Rick Wiegand of Wiegand Enterprises and owner of the historic hotel, the Ambassador Hotel, signed a 6-month option to purchase Milwaukee County’s City Campus complex located across from Daddy’s.

“It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Near West Side,” said Keith Stanley, Executive Director of Avenues West Association. “Daddy’s is another great addition to our community. “

Milwaukee, January 20, 2015: Milwaukee’s premiere soul food restaurant, Daddy’s Soul Food and Grille, will celebrate its grand opening ceremony Friday, January 23rd, 11am – 11:45 a.m., 754 N. 27th Street, at the SOHI Building, the intersection of 27th and Wells.  Daddy’s homemade and slow cooked entrees include baked and fried chicken, meat loaf and catfish but the menu’s expands with sides such as sweet potatoes, slow cooked greens and more.  The menu includes tasty vegetarian and many health conscious options.  Guest include local Alderman Robert Baumann of the 4th Aldermanic District, Bishop Randolph Brown of Unified Churches of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the Apostolic Faith (UCPAAF), and many other distinguished guestssoul-food

About Daddy’s Soul Food and Grille

At Daddy’s, you will enjoy fresh food prepared daily that will delight their taste buds. From hefty dinner plates to light lunch specials, there will be something for everyone at Daddy’s. Along with the traditional soul food menu, Daddy’s will provide a healthy line of choices with a soulful flavor. The “total Daddy’s experience” is about light Motown background music, coffee, Wi-Fi, and even light entertainment weekly or the occasional opportunity for our patrons to “bless the mic.” Our vision is to provide a “Fresh soulful dining experience for all generations.

Bennie R. Smith Jr. is a graduate of the Milwaukee Area Technical College Culinary program has held several chef positions at many establishments ranging from the Pfister Hotel to Beans & Barley Café. Bennie currently owns and operates B.R. Smith’s Catering & Event Planning Services where he has catered for companies that range from Bolter Lincoln to Afro Fest.

Angela Smith is a graduate of Cardinal-Stritch University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management & Human Services. In addition, she is a graduate of Marquette’s Commercial Real Estate Development program. With this education, for over 20 years, Angela has held many regional and local property management positions working with the housing needs of people and compliance guidelines of the state. Furthermore, Angela has for many years worked side by side with Bennie in all aspects of the catering business.