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HEY MY PRECIOUS FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS, I DECIDED TO WAIT closer to Mother’s Day to give praise and accolades to a Baltimore mother whose name happens to be Toya Graham. In case that name is not resonating in your memory….just think about how a few weeks ago during the senseless Baltimore riots, a camera focused on a scene where a young woman was repeatedly slapping, cursing and pushing a young black teen, who was dressed in black, was wearing a hoodie with a mask around his face and carrying a brick in his hand. Well, when you first see this viral video, people really didn’t understand what was going on because it is rare that you see a woman attacking a young boy the way she was going upside his head and he was not retaliating.
WELL, IT TURNS out that that teen was 16-year-old Michael, Toya’s son. “ I was out there to save my child,” Toya said. Personally, I choose not to talk about the riots and the free shopping because If you are in my FB family and keep up with my articles, you can easily surmise my thoughts on people burning down their own hood.
TOYA, a single parent, who also has five daughters, was not playing and was fearing that her only son could easily wind up dead in the street with all the mayhem, violence and thugs burning cars, businesses and bricks being thrown at the police.
THAT VIDEO BECAME the lead story on all the NETWORKS worldwide, and the Internet was ablaze with comments praising and saluting this mom for showing tough love. She became an instant sensation with the media clamoring to interview this outspoken and fearless mom.
I LOVED THE FACT that her son admitted on CNN that he was “embarrassed a little bit, until she (his mom) just started talking to him at the home. She was just telling me she did it because she cares about me and it wasn’t to embarrass me, but because she cared.”
ALSO IN A TV interview, Toya said, “Michael is my only son and my everything. I yanked him off the streets to save him from being the next Freddie Gray.” Gray’ died while in the hands of six police officers, which sparked the devestation in Baltimore.
I THINK TOYA WAS BUSY trying to avoid ever having to pick out a coffin and a nice suit to make him “casket sharp,” or have to put together a loving funeral program with pictures of family and friends, which we see waaaaaaaaaay too often in the black community. Young folks are being buried at an alarming rate in black communities
I HAVE SAID, many times, that “the mean and trigger happy policemen, whether black or white, have to be sorted out from the good ones because like it or not, they are the ones that we have to count on when the ninjas are busy shooting each other in the hood. And I still say: If we cut down on killing each other, the less white cops you would see in the hood.
SO BRAVO AND KUDOS TO TOYA GRAHAM, WHO should be named MOTHER of the YEAR for showing that there are parents out here trying to do the right thing to make sure their kids are doing the right thing! And for the bleeding heart liberals who feel she should not have hit him….get over it ….get your life!
YEAH, I SAID IT….Stella In the City!
I SAY BLACK LIVES MATTER ONLY WHEN A WHITE PERSON KILLS A black person. Let’s call a spade a spade! We only care about a black life when a misguided and racist CAUCASIAN COP Kills a black person. YOU MAY want to say that is not true,..but you know your ass is lying!. Most times when we as black folks read about an African -American being shot dead…it is NOT by a white cop…and you know it! But your so-called leaders choose to sweep our killing one another in the hood under the rug like it is no big thing. I Have always said that racist cops should be weeded out of every police precinct across America because they do not belong in the system…and the same holds true for any mean trigger -happy black cop….none should be tolerated no matter what color! But let’s stop BULLSHITTING about what is really going on in the black communities across the nation: We are killing each other in the hood at an alarming rate…yet our bobble head leaders…and they know and you know who they are, choose to ignore the TRUTH ABOUT ” BLACKACIDE ” IN THIS COUNTRY!
HEY MY FACEBOOK FAMILY I HAVE A QUESTION: DO YOU think that TV shows are busy promoting romances between black men with white women….or are they saying that black women are not lovable or worthy of shows promoting black men loving on their own women….like white men basically love, respect and marry their own women…or is tv merely promoting integration…remember that word….integration! YEAH, I SAID IT…..STELLA IN THE CITY!
IT IS A LOW DOWN DIRTY SHAME that what was an awesome victory for our city last year and even more so for 13 talented Chicago kids, who love and played the game of little league baseball like no other….is now tainted and soiled.
WHEN I HEARD THE UNBELIEVABLE AND shocking news on Wednesday that the much celebrated Jackie Robinson West little League team had been stripped of their national championship title, my face hit the floor in disbelief. The startling revelation that sent negative shock waves throughout Chicago and beyond, became a reality due to an investigation by Little League International and a whistleblowing coach, who noticed and subsequently challenged the residential boundaries’ rule and snatched the trophies out of these awesome young players hands saying that the JRW team’s officials let kids who lived outside the team’s residential boundaries and tried to cover it up, which is illegal in the little league world.
THE SADDEST PART OF THIS baseball scandal is these precious and skillful young boys who played their hearts out, but unbeknownst to them, never suspected that the adults managing them, wanted them to win so badly that they used deceptive practices. And now these babies are in the spotlight all over the world for cheating. But the kids had no knowledge that shenanigans behind the scene would lead to this very public embarrassment.
BUT I SAY THIS TEAM WILL REMAIN OUR NATIONAL CHAMPS In all of our hearts, soul and spirit even though this is devastating news at the end of this proud and glorious journey and celebrity treatment that most young athletes could only dream of in their lives. It was not the kids fault, but the adults involved.
I AM PUBLICLY ASKING that these kids’ fellow students at their various schools will show only support and love for the little champions. I SAY THIS BECAUSE KIDS CAN BE SO MEAN AND CRUEL through the internet and cyber bullying, especially when a kid is feeling down and hurting inside. When you see these kids, reach out to them and just hug them real tight…and tell them they are going to be alright!
THIS SITUATION IS A GAME changer for sure and for here on out every little league team members need to be thoroughly checked out so this will not happen again. Folks are crying racism and i am sure it played a role. After all, the reality is that it is a white man’s world and black folks will always be judged more harshly. So I hope and pray that these precious and beautiful kids will get through this crisis with a minimum of emotional scarring and will continue to embrace and look forward to the rest of their lives with their heads held high and smiling proudly about all of their accomplishments as young black Mandingo warriors!
YEAH, I SAID IT….STELLA IN THE CITY!
I HAVE ALWAYS FELT that no women on this planet are as strong, steadfast and devoted to their men as are black women….yet, at the same time, so tolerant of disrespect and degradation like our younger generation of women. Black women weaved up to the Gods are constantly being portrayed in a negative light and overall image on reality shows thanks to other sistas’, who are being paid to serve up a hot platter of cussin,’ fussing’, unnecessary cat fighting and sexual exploitation, while brazenly carrying, in most cases, an expensive Hermes bag, thrown in a lot to make it seem like these black reality girls have class and taste! While, the Hermes empire, which I am sure is owned by a family of white folks, is loading up on more and more ca-ching….and the minds of our young girls are loading up on trashy images and emulating bad behavior in the hood.
WITH ALL THIS WRETCHEDNESS and shade (reality women favorite two words) going on via media outlets, such as Bravo, Vh-1 and others, I find myself wondering how other men, not black, are perceiving the black woman, especially since our gangsta’ black rappers think nothing of degrading black women through their music for so many years and have made big bank off of the same young women, who they downgrade with their misogynist lyrics.
I AM LEFT FEELING THAT in this present day,we are even more viewed as loose booty, no class and no dignity having women, who just will never be on the same level or held in high regard as the revered white woman that soooooooooooooooooooo many of the brothers covet, and probably because of these shows that portray black women in such a negative light, only feel more justified that they covet women other than their own. And I am sure the majority of the cameramen filming these episodes are laughing like crazy inside…and maybe getting a hard on in the process. (Oops! Did I say that?)
THESE REALITY girls will talk about any and everything no matter how vulgar and tasteless the subject is……and while carrying an $80,000 purse, right Porsha Williams? Even using the words dick and pussy and titties and clit which are used without batting an eye!
BLACK WOMEN WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SKANK IMAGES poured and served up to our PEOPLE BY OUR PEOPLE! WHAT DO YOU THINK?
YEAH I SAID IT …….STELLA IN THE CITY!
SOOOOOOOOOOOO MY FACEBOOK FAMILY…ANOTHER INNOCENT TEEN WAS robbed and gun downed in Englewood by four thugs the other day JUST because they wanted his coat. The intended victim’s IDENTICAL twin brother died trying to defend him from the robbers. I was so shocked to read that the perpetrators were young black men! I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE A YOUNG BLACK MAN LOST HIS LIFE OVER A COAT…I thought they only kill you for your shoes or over a chicken wing!
HEY, I THOUGHT IT WOULD HAVE MOST LIKELY HAVE BEEN FOUR WHITE TRIGGER -HAPPY cops or a trigger -happy black officer WHO SHOT THAT KID! So, you know I just could not phantom that beautiful 15-year-old student, who will never go home again to the waiting arms of his family, was actually shot by a black! Imagine that! AND now where are the protesters that were shutting down Michigan avenue Crying ” NO JUSTICE …NO PEACE!”? And I bet you that the first responders on that crime scene were white cops who had to look at the hole in that boy’s chest…..imagine that! They have to again, and again, and again, witness the carnage of blacks killing each other like two-legged trigger -happy animals in our streets!
I WILL CONTINUE TO SAY THAT THERE ARE DEFINITELY RACIST WHITE COPS , AND PROBABLY BLACK ONES, too, who have many civilian complaints against them for excessive force and abuse…..and those bad cops need to be challenged and kicked out of every police department in this country. And if involved in a shooting, should be duly processed and put on trial before a jury and explain what exactly happened. I REFUSE TO BELIEVE ALL COPS ARE BAD…and if blacks were not so busy being violent, you would not have to see so many WHITE COPS PATROLLING OUR STREETS! AND IF SOMEONE IS KICKING YOUR BEHIND, WHO YOU GONNA CALL, GHOSTBUSTERS? NO! Cops, and you will not care if he is black or white as long as he saves your black ass!
NOW WHILE FOLKS ARE OUT PROTESTING, THE CLOSE-KNIT family of the deceased
15-year-old Demario Bailey, who with his IDENTICAL twin, Demacio, were walking to basketball practice at their Johnson College Prep charter school, are now in deep grief and mourning beyond pain over their child, who I would say had a bright future ahead of him.
AND CAN YOU IMAGINE THIS YOUNG MAN’S IDENTICAL TWIN BROTHER HAVING TO LOOK DOWN ON HIS TWIN’S FACE in a casket….seeing a mirror of himself? The emotional toll on this young man will disturb and haunt him for the rest of his life. TWINS have a bond that is unbelievable and unbreakable! THINK about this family and the many blacks that have died at the hands of other blacks since Michael Brown and Eric Garner were shot by white cops….and I weep for them…but these two boys definitely deserved better!
SO BOBBLE-HEAD AL SHARPTON and the rest of our so-called leaders can keep protesting….but I am much more concerned about what I call “BLACKACIDE”, I AM NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE TRIGGER-HAPPY WHITE COPS…AS MUCH AS I AM WORRIED ABOUT ALL THE TRIGGER – HAPPY BLACK THUGS ROAMING OUR NEIGHBORHOODS! And I will keep saying it…I DO NOT CARE IF you like it or not my people. ASK THAT BOY’S family how they are feeling right now and forever more…knowing that beautiful young boy did not live to enjoy Christmas or another birthday or be able to vote. And our politicians say little or nothing…and you think they would be more concerned since future young voters are now populating the cemeteries! YOU DO NOT READ ABOUT MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN’S Nation of Islam members shooting each other down on the streets of Chicago…AND I DOUBT THAT YOU EVER WILL! That is true black -on -black love!
YEAH, I SAID IT……STELLA IN THE CITY!
I FEEL SO SORRY FOR YOUNG GIRLS OF TODAY BECAUSE OF THE IMAGES PROJECTED IN MEDIA THAT THEY ARE CONSTANTLY BOMBARDED WITH. IF OUR LEGENDARY AND ICONIC CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING WERE ALIVE TODAY, HE WOULD BE SHOCKED TO SEE HOW BLACK FOLKS ARE DISRESPECTING EACH OTHER AND how so many of our young women are acting and dressing like SLUTIMAS!
DID HE DIE SO THAT YOUNG GIRLS CAN DO THE TWERK? OR SO YOUNG GIRLS CAN SHAKE THEIR BOOTIES AKA THEIR DEFECATORS for the world to see? YOU KNOW THE FASCINATION AND PRAISE FOR THE BUTT ESCALATED IN THE GANGSTA’ RAP VIDEOS WHERE THE “VIDEHO “ GIRLS AND THE STRIPPERS ARE PROMINENTLY FEATURED AS BACKDROPS TO A RAPPER WITH HIS NECK FULL OF JEWELRY, TATTOOS AND GOLD TEETH! AND SPITTING OUT DEGRADING LYRICS ABOUT WOMEN!
YOUNG GIRLS ARE BUSY SHAKING THEIR BEHINDS AND CALLING IT DANCING IN THE CLUBS AND ON THE INTERNET. Women ARE WEARING BLONDE WEAVES DOWN TO THEIR BEHINDS (because that is the only hair they see on the reality TV girls), they are sporting vagina skimming skirts and dresses so tight that you know they are fighting to breath.
THE very talented 44-year-old Jennifer Lopez, in order to stay hip and relevant, has a new video out called”Booty, ” which focuses on her butt and a whole lot of twerking going on. How sad that she has to do a booty video at this stage of her life and she is the mother of 5-year-old twins, Max and Emme. Nickie Minaj and her “Anaconda” video is down right DISGUSTING! Everything seems to be geared to your private parts. The country western singers sing about life, love, the trees, the kids, their parents, good times at the rodeo, bringing flowers to a woman, walking the dog,etc. Our videos are loaded with just plain old’ doing the nasty and poppin’ booties. And I am not just talking about Black girls…..the young Caucasian and Hispanic girls have also been influenced by raunchy behavior and are twerking and dancing vulgar to get attention from men…who really could care less about them…and darn sure are not bringing them home to momma!
I HAVE NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR THE YOUNG GIRLS WHO ARE NOT PARTICIPATING IN VULGAR BEHAVIOR AND DEGRADING THEMSELVES TO ATTRACT ATTENTION. THEY DESERVE TO BE APPLAUDED AND ADMIRED FOR EXHIBITING SELF-RESPECT, CLASS AND DIGNITY!
MY FRIENDS SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PROVOCATIVE DANCING THAT YOUNG WOMEN ARE DOING THESE DAYS
YEAH I SAID IT!
GOD BLESS THESE BEAUTIFUL BABIES AND OTHER YOUNG BOYS IN OUR COMMUNITIES, WHO MAY NOT BE PLAYING OR EXCELLING IN THE GAME OF BASEBALL, BUT TRYING TO EXCEL IN THE GAME OF LIFE and in the pursuit of higher education.
THE BLACK FOLKS in Saint Louis, Missouri are so heartbroken about the killing of 18-year -old Mike Brown, who was shot multiple times while in the process of being arrested by a St. Louis cop, that they decided to start a “fire sale” and money free gift shopping by rioting, looting and burning dozens of stores in that area. Well, any excuse, I guess, is ok if you have set your sights on a 52inch flat screen that was in a window. Those folks, alot of whom look like straight up thugs, are so torn up inside over that black kid’s death that people started protesting at the St. Louis police station .
IN TODAY’S CULTURE OF VIOLENCE AND MURDERS IN black communities in this country, I must admit, I have become almost apathetic because in black neighborhoods, the ongoing “blackacide” aka blacks killing blacks, is so overwhelmingly alarming and depressing that I just refuse to get bent out of shape. I will assume that Brown was unlawfully gunned down and when the investigation, etc. runs its course, the cop will be duly sentenced by a hard nose judge. But even after they stop rioting and Brown makes his home-going journey….you know what is not going to change?
BLACKS KILLING BLACKS IN THIS COUNTRY! It has been reported that since Trayvon Martin was killed in Florida, over 11,000 murders have occurred by blacks killing…guess who? BLACKS! For some unexplained reason, it seems like some blacks think that only another black has the right to kill one of us! How dare a white cop come along and shoot one of our finest teens?
THE PROTESTERS ARE SCREAMING “Stop the Killer Cops” and the usual, “NO Justice No peace”! We all know that there are good cops and bad cops, and the bad ones definitely need to be sorted out and kicked off the police force. But, one thing is for sure, if you are out in these streets and you are assaulted, robbed or attacked, the first person you want to see and call for is a policeman. We are so quick to want to march and protest when one of us is killed by a white person either intentionally or by mistake, but an honor student in Chi Town, who was preparing to attend Northwestern University, was recently shot down on 95th street, most likely by a thug who thinks 4 plus 4 equals 10, and it did not cause a riot in Chicago and you barely heard about that beautiful young man’s death! IT IS LIKE YOU ARE NOT REALLY DEAD OR SIGNIFICANT UNTIL A WHITE MAN KILLS YOU! THEN IT BECOMES A REASON TO RIOT AND GO SHOPPING FOR FREE STUFF!
PERSONALLY, I would appreciate it if parents would just make their kids obey the curfew and be in the house before the street lights come on…but they can’t even do that right
IF WE DON’T honor and care for each other, why should others care? I know the answer is more jobs, education, housing,etc. But an unemployed person killing another unemployed person does not solve the problem, has no value and is senseless! But two unemployed people putting their heads together to try to earn some honest money does have value. Think About it! Oh well, got to go….I have said waaaaaaaaaaaay too much already and I am sure People will be pissed off with me for writing this. :(. But, either way, have a blessed day!
YEAH, I SAID IT…..STELLA IN THE CITY!