Sunday, July 23, 2006

One Year Later...



Man, I don't believe a year has past already!

I've talked about alot of stuff since my very first post.

Stuff like sexual enjoyment, strip clubs & politics, cellphone use, The "Two Mikes," racist scumbags, Rush's drug addiction, the return of MC Hammer, drugs, strippers, & secret police, bad cops like Wray & Hege, & a whole bunch of other stuff as well.

I guess I'll keep it going as long as I can. I didn't think I would be here still doing this so long.

135 posts later I'm still tryin' to do "my thang!"

The Power of Positive Thinking, I guess.


Thursday, July 20, 2006

The NAACP and The 21st Century, Pt. 1...

I'm at it again.

I love what The NAACP has done in the past.

Unfortunately, to me, it hasn't done much today in The 21stCentury to help Black folks get to the next level. The local NAACP didn't do a damn thing to Billy Yow when he supported the jackass that produced those idiotic shirt awhile back. If someone knows that they can get away with doing you wrong without any repercussions, then they will continue to do it.

Look at Dubya Bush. He waited five freakin' years to FINALLY talk at its convention and y'all act like it's OK.

I would've been like, "See ya, & I don't wanna be ya!!"

That's one of the reasons I haven't joined up.

Also, boycotting & protesting against South Carolina because of a flag issue is a waste of time. If you're gonna do that, why limit it to SC. Why not ALL the Southern States that have The Confederate Battle Flag (The Confederate Battle Flag is not a "White Thing" {Not all Southern Whites were down with the rebellion.}, or a "Southern Thing" {The majority of Blacks in America are SOUTHERNERS! Do you REALLY think that we're down with that damn flag?}, it's a "Rebel Thing." Know the difference.) incorporated into the state flag or other uses, like Mississippi or Alabama or Florida (Alabama & Florida use The Cross Bars of the Rebel Flag)?

Why not Georgia and it's use of The Rebel Flag in its courtrooms?

Oh, that's right. If you boycott Georgia, then you would boycott Atlanta by default. And you wouldn't want to do that being that The ATL is supposed to be the so-called "New Black Mecca," which is a lie since Black folks don't run anything in Atlanta!

Coca-Cola does, but that's another story...

Here's what The NAACP (The NATIONAL organization with the help of its local affiliates.) needs to do to help Black folks in The 21st Century.

1) Use what you have.

I've read reports where there are over 300,000 members of The NAACP. If that's true, then they need to get all of its members to contribute $100.00 for one year (That's $25.00 every three months if you don't have it all at once.) to see how it goes. If it goes right, then you should have over $30,000,000.00 in cold hard cash to help build up the poor Black Communities that need it. A $200.00 contribution would mean over $60,000,000.00 at the end of the year. In five years, this would be over $300,000,000.00. In ten years it would be well over half a billions dollars for the Black Community!


2) Don't work with people that don't want to work with you.

In the past, many Hispanic organizations have stated that they dont' want and/or need The NAACP's help. I know y'all want to help everybody, but concentrate on Black folks. Don't help others, then neglect your own. I know that the NAACP was founding by both Blacks & Whites, but it seems that we have organizations that will help every other ethnic group except US! And the other people of color don't wan't your help!

3) Start teaching our people how to deal with money.

I don't mean that crap Russell Simmons is promoting, "40 acres and a Bentley," but some real common sense approaches on saving and investing money, especially in real estate. We also need to know how to pass on money and assets (Once we have them.) to the next generation and teach them how to use it wisely.

That are more things that I think The NAACP needs to do, but a brotha has to go to work & pay the bills.

More on this later...

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

What Greensboro's Black Leaders need to do...

Some of Greensboro's Black Leaders in Downtown after a rally.

In a previous post, I pretty much went off on some of the so-called Black "leaders" in Greensboro.

Am I taking it back?

Am I apologizing?


First of all, to REALLY help Black folks in G'boro, The Black "Leadership" needs to take its influence and ACTUALLY get things started. For example neighborhood, grass-roots organizations in the places it needs it (Not the 'burbs, but the 'hood.).

Work with the locals who actually LIVE THERE and get them involved in the process to make their neighborhoods safer and better. Back it up with some funds (If you can get money to run for office, then you can help raise money for what's needed.) and the will to see it through to the end.

No more "grand" speeches downtown to only TALK about the problems facing Blacks in The 'Boro.


Number one, that's not where the problems are. Number two, you said that you had a document stating the things that are wrong, OK, So where's the document saying what you are actually going TO DO TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM?

Make a document stating what you are going to do about it and FOLLOW THROUGH & STICK TO IT!

I do agree with y'all, however, that Councilwoman Dianne Bellamy-Small got a raw deal in the local media(I'm not down with Lie Detectors. They can be made to read/sense ANYTHING!), but why didn't she defend herself? Why didn't she go after those who attacked her?

Hell, she has a show on public access just like I do, and YOU KNOW I DON'T BS!

I agree that The Greensboro N&R went after Project Homestead with a vengeance (Even though Rev. Michael King was a hypocrite preacher, Project Homestead itself did NOTHING WRONG.).

What did y'all do to the paper because of it?

What did y'all do about the high suspension rate of Black students in the school?

What did y'all do when Willie Best was fired?


Oh, my bad, you marched & made speeches.

And how is County Commissioner Skip Alston going to complain about racism & having a living wage (Around $12.00 an hour. Something I DON'T make.) when his "Skip's Doghouse" doesn't employ workers at the living wage y'all talk about? Or how The St. James Homes went to Hell under his stewardship?

And why didn't he put a foot in Billy Yow's behind (Figuratively speaking, of course.) when he went on his racist rant?


Here's what you do about high suspension rates of Black students in school:

1) Find out why they were suspended.

2) If a Non-Black student (That doesn't mean just White, it means Latino, Asian, Native American, basically anyone who isn't Black. I don't use codewords.) commits the same/similar offense and DOESN'T get suspended, then GO AFTER THE ONE WHO SUSPENDED THE STUDENT IN THE FIRST PLACE!

There are three Blacks on The Guilford County Board of Education! Work with them at first, then the remaining members to correct the problem.

3) Put a foot in the behind of the Black student that got suspended in the first place! (Figuratively speaking, of course. Or maybe physically if needed.)

We need to stop pampering & coddling the youth in this country like they're babies. A good foot in the booty will help in this endeavor.

Now, I know what y'all are gonna say:

What the Hell are YOU doing?

Well, my show's a start. I've been dropping knowledge on my show for over five years now. Another thing I do is going to some of these community cookouts (Like the one on Phillip's Ave. this past Saturday.) and BEING APART OF THE COMMUNITY. Mingling and actually TALKING to the people in the community to see "What's up."

I'm sure there's more, but I'm getting tired and I'll talk about it at a later date.

Will it be easy?

Hell no! Nothing's easy for Black folks in America!

But it's a start.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

To Greensboro's Black Leaders...

This is to some of Greensboro's so-called Black "Leaders":

"Don't just talk about it, BE ABOUT IT!"







Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Racism in Guilford County...

Now ALOT of people have been asking me why haven't I been more vocal on the subject of Racism in Guilford County or about The T&R Committee.

My answer?

"Haven't you been watching my show for the past FIVE YEARS?"

I've been talking about racism, not just here but EVERYWHERE in America. Watch the show sometime on Cable channel 8 in Guilford County, NC on Tuesday's @ 8:30 PM. As far The T&R Committee goes, I'm for the process, but I would have liked to have some convictions or someone losing their job or their money on the results. Also, I wouldn't have cared whether The Greensboro City Council was for it or not. We can always replace them with our vote.

Also, as far as I'm concerned, The KKK aren't just a bunch of White guys with their own opinion, they're a DOMESTIC TERRORISTS ORGANIZATION that's been allowed to exist in America because of racism!

Whether they were included or not doesn't bother me a bit. It does bother me when some people in Greensboro want to bend over backwards to see them included in the process.

Is anyone REALLY surprised that The GPD was partially responsible for the mess? Hell, The KKK didn't even know where Morningside Homes were until a few cops lead them there, according to some old timers that were around when it happened.


Would you include Osama bin Laden in the healing process over 911?

I thought not.

One more thing:

Alot of old timers in Greensboro aren't too fond of Nelson Johnson.


Because they say that he shouldn't have talked junk to The KKK w/o a gun in his hand.
You can't just say "Death to The Klan" unless you REALLY mean it, and not just to say it for effect.

As soon as I get a new camera, I'll start talking about ALOT of things...

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Kenneth Lay got away with it!

I'm sure everyone has heard of Enron and all of the garbage that goes with it, so I'll skip to the main crux of the story.

If ya didn't hear already, Kenneth Lay just died.

He got away.

All of the people he and his cronies ripped off will NEVER see him do any prison time.

He got away.

Martha Stewart and Lil' Kim did time before this jackass did!

One of Dubya's main source of campaing funds, and a great bud of Dubya's as well.

He got away.

Sorry bastard...

Jay Z... You go, Bruh!

Much props to Jay Z for not only boycotting Cristal personally, but for taking it out of the various nightclubs he owns.

Here's what Jay Z had to say about Cristal's comments:

<<"I view his comments as racist and will no longer support any of his products," Jay-Z said.>>

That's truly "talkin' the talk and walkin' the walk."

Because such a high profile guy like Hova has said, "F*ck Cristal!", they actually came out with a statement about the flap.

<<But in a statement the 230-year-old champagne house said the accusations levelled against it were "unfounded."

"A house like Louis Roederer would not have existed since 1776 without being totally open and tolerant to all forms of culture and art, including the most recent musical and fashion styles which -- like hiphop -- keep us in touch with modernity," it said.>>


Now that your company's about to lose some major cash, now you wanna back-track.


Jay Z...

You go, bruh!


I know that this is "old news" by now, but I had to speak upon it real quick.


It seems that with all of the rappers promoting Cristal (for free, no less) that the company is trying to distance itsdelf from Hip-Hop artists (i.e. Black folks).

Some people, notably Jay-Z are starting to boycott the over-priced and over-hyped grape juice.

Some think that a boycott is too little, too late.

Many agree whole-heartedly with a boycott of Cristal.

Here are the quotes made by Frédéric Rouzaud, the managing director of Cristal, about high profile that rappers are giving the drink:

"Despite importing over 50,000 cases of the champagne per year, Rouzaud was less than thrilled at rappers’ fondness for the posh drink.

"What can we do?" Rouzaud told The Economist. "We can’t forbid people from buying it. I’m sure Dom Perignon or Krug would be delighted to have their business."

The article further labeled the constant Cristal patronage by rappers as "unwelcome attention."

Here's the actual article in The Economist Magazine.

First Timberland shoes, then Tommy Hilfiger's clothing line, and now this.

To the rappers:


I wonder where Ice Cube and 50 Cent are on this issue?

Or are they still bitchin' at Oprah for not having them on her show?

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Another rapper goes to jail...DAMN!

David Marvin Blake, better known as Cali rapper DJ Quik is going to jail for a few months.


Believe it or not, he pulled a gun at his own sister!

Talk about something being f*cked up!

How do you point a gun at your own sister?!

Here's a snipet of the entire article (courtesy of below:


DJ Quik sentenced to 5 months in prison

Rapper/producer DJ Quik has begun a five-month stint in jail for assaulting his sister. The rapper (born David Marvin Blake) surrendered in Fontana Superior Court last week to begin his sentence. The incident occurred in 2003 when Quik pulled a gun on his sister during a family argument, according to police reports. The rapper was ordered last year to spend 45 days in jail on weekends after pleading guilty to the assault, but never served his time, sources told

The avoidance resulted in a violation of Quik's probation, causing Judge Keith Davis to increase the rapper's jail time Thursday (June 22) to 150 consecutive days and ordering him to begin serving his time immediately. DJ Quik is currently enjoying success as a featured guest on the west coast remix to Chamillionaire's #1 hit, "Ridin' Dirty."

The rapper/producer also recently released Greatest Hits Live at the House of Blues, a 20-track set recorded live in February 2006.

For the full story log on:


Damn, dawg...

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Definition of a Safe Negro...

I had to post this when I came across it.

It's from the Dancy Communications Network (or DNC) and it has alot of Black-positive stuff on it.

The original link is here:

And the whole article is below. Check it out.


Definition of a safe Negro

Definition of a safe Negro is a Black Elected Official, President/Chair of an organization, Pastor of a church, Minister and grassroots leader who do not question or have anything to say in a public meeting as it relates to the problems within the Black community.
One who feels he/she has arrived. (Arrived = forgot from whence they came and because they have a little something they look down on other black folks.)

One who knows and sees racism but try to act as if it do not exist. One who will follow Racist White Folks around by believing in what they say without doing their own homework.

One who will sit on boards and will not vote for positive change that will affect the black community because they do not want to rock the boat. One who will get in the (real black leaders) lane because they want to tell others about their role when they don't even know their role or the rules.

One who say they want to groom young blacks to be leaders when all they really want to do is use them. One who will talk about (real black leaders) who are actively engaged in community issues, know the issues and speak out in the public.

One who is jealous of the (real black leaders) who will speak truth to power by confronting racism and other isms that exist while the safe Negro benefits.

This is a few examples of my definition of a safe Negro.



Am I a "Safe Negro?"

Ha! You Wish!


'Sup, y'all.

Just wanted to wish everybody a Happy 4th!

Ken B.