Well, guess what?

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I finally got an offer accepted and will be moving soon. This whole dilemma will hopefully be behind me. This is the start of the beginning. My wife is excited and I am relieved to know that I will get this process over with.

I told the new agent (that was my former real estate agent’s ‘assistant’) that “You got more done in one day, than some people could do in months. You are a gifted agent.”

Yes, I know I was hella petty, but so what. I hope that he forwarded that text message to him. He is lucky that I won’t write a negative review about his janky ass.

Here’s my celebration song. lol.

 

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What blacks need to recognize under Trump (part 2)

. In fact there are far more white people who disagree with Trump, than agree with him. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but lost the electoral college. Now we have oodles and large assemblages of white folks who are fighting back throughout the country.

 

 

NO MORE DIET RACISM!!!! All I see on my twitter timeline is #NeverTrump and #NotMyPresident and people going mad. We need to recognize that us as Black people LOVE DIET RACISM. We love diet racism more than overt racism. Hillary is a ‘Diet Racist’, and Trump is a bold and unapologetic racist. Now that we live in an openly racist country that overwhelmingly voted Trump in the electoral college, we can stop guessing and figure out who the real racists are. White supremacy is back out in the open, and honesty is of the utmost importance. If I am facing a problem, I need to identify it and come with solutions on how to fix it. Not every white person is a racist, so I am not implying that every white person is. Now we have oodles and large assemblages of white folks who are fighting back throughout the country.

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

 

Exhibit C:

 

This is happening throughout the nation. My advice to black people, stay your black ass at home. Don’t go out there protesting and getting involved with the brouhaha. Let these white people have their civil war part 2. Liberal whites vs. militant conservatives. This has already happened before, I keep telling you guys that history repeats itself. White supremacy is going to implode on itself when they realize that Trump won’t be able to do everything he said he would do: That wall won’t get built near Mexico (Obama is the expert on immigration deportation, look at Eddie’s Daydream #18 for reference), the Obama-care won’t be completely taken away {just re-branded under a different name}, Muslims probably won’t face any intense vetting beyond what’s already in place, He’ll probably have to take a few democrats, that conservatives disdain, and place them in certain positions, due to merits and qualifications. Trump will realize after intense talks with Obama for the next upcoming months, that the democratic party hasn’t been as left as he exclaimed they were. White supremacy will eventually have people taking sides and becoming angry, which will cause infighting and discord. One could imagine heated exchanges that would require DNA tests to prove true Aryan brotherhood (German blood). Italians going against Irish, against Englishmen, against Russian, etcetera. It may start off with the initial excitement and pervasiveness of hate, but hate will always turn on itself and backfire.

Blue lives matter to me also. I am not against police and I feel they should be protected at all times, but this goes to show you that conservatives do not care about blue lives as much as they say they do. Cops are being fatally wounded by white suspects in little towns throughout the United States.  Cops have always had higher incidents of violence and death with caucasians in comparison to blacks, but they make up 62% of U.S. population compared to our 13% of the population. This is why we are 2.5 times as likely to be murdered, despite having lesser body counts than whites.   Despite this victory appearing like a win for white supremacy, more violence and hate crimes will occur. The lower class of whites–who most liberals and wealthy conservatives disassociate themselves with–will have more interactions with police. If these cops are being assaulted by these lower class violent white criminals, they will eventually become the new “Thugs”. Police will expect to be extra vigilant around these white supremacists who have a violent jail record, display the confederate flag, nazi symbol, or KKK cross. Technology has empowered even the poorest people.If you have a cell phone, you can capture footage of these hate crimes. Wealthy minorities whose property gets defaced or vandalized, will be captured on camera and reported. Despite media not reporting these serious crimes, social media clicks and liberal outrage will cause media conglomerates to talk about these hate crimes. This is why social media is important, because we have the ability to inform and access information before the media reports it. If the Philando Castile shooting never got uploaded to Facebook live, we would’ve never heard of it, because these media companies pick and choose what stories they report.

Take the story of Larry Gordon.

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This man got into a courthouse shooting , grabbed an officers gun, killed a Bailiff and chief of courthouse security. He was a child molesting rapist who got his teenage victim high off of meth, sexually assaulted her as he videotaped it and threatened violence if she didn’t comply.  Here is the transcript if you want to know the details. THIS NEVER GOT REPORTED ON NATIONAL MEDIA. In fact, the article that was written about it when it first happened, was sympathetic to Larry Gordon. Nobody picked up this tragic story about two people who lost their lives in an act of terror. You wanna know what the media was putting out:

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Philando Castile was mislabeled as a crip –because he had a blue shirt and blue hat–racists cropped out the white people behind him and painted him as a gangster. Castile was a cafeteria worker that practiced his 2nd amendment rights, in an open-carry state. Despite having no negative reputation and being a friendly cafeteria worker, the NRA had no comment on the situation. The media scrutinized Alton Sterling’s prison record showing his dirty past. This tactic is specifically used against black people, to make the unlawful killing justified. “He was a bad person, She deserved to get killed anyway. They should’ve complied.” They used this tactic in HBO’s series “The night of”, if  you haven’t seen this show, check it out. The background of black victims gets examined, because it draws fiery debates for attention. Racial tensions between the #blacklivesmatter protesters and non-tolerant whites were being challenged. Media loved the race war, they would have one racist pundit like future Supreme Justice, Rudy Giuliani, and one person that was supportive of BLM, debate it out. The media was more concerned with creating this divisiveness between #blacklivesmatter and law enforcement. They omitted any other stories that involved non-violent shootings of whites against law enforcement. Here is an example of what I’m talking about:

 

We can all argue what we think, but this man was unarmed and obviously was attempting to commit suicide-by-cop. Before being shot he yelled ,”I hate my life”, but we can’t say the cops are wrong for being concerned about the safety of their lives. He walked towards them after being told not to move forward while not revealing what he had in his hands. Dylan Noble didn’t fit into the narrative the media was trying to push, so they came with another shooting that was similar but with a  black woman, that involved a child.

 

 

These officers and the officer who is negotiating with her appears to be willing to talk it out in a peaceful manner, but the woman refuses to budge. She puts her 5 year old son at risk by holding a shotgun in a gun standoff. She is a veteran, who probably is skilled at using that shotgun, and extremely dangerous. At the beginning of the negotiation, she should’ve at least kept her 5 year old out of harms way. She was militant and combative, willing to lose her life, believing in some mythical black sovereignty. DO NOT FALL FOR THAT BLACK SOVEREIGNTY BULLCRAP. It is a law that does not apply to African Americans, or any citizen of the united states. The Oregon Militia are currently going through a court process that goes into depth about sovereignty. Learn the laws that actually apply to you and act accordingly. She remains hostile and violent during the entire encounter, gets killed, and her son gets shot in the incident as well. Korryn Gaines, was so stubborn she risked her own child’s life and hers. Now he is a motherless child. Korryn Gaines became another hashtag that brought on national debate. Some social justice warriors were on twitter were defending this woman, giving her martyrdom, in spite of her having a hostile attitude with policemen.

The media released footage of her inside of her car being a scofflaw with police officers. The media and press pushed this story in front, grabbed panelists who held opposing views, and created more friction between law enforcement and black people. The media lumped her in with #blacklivesmatter and shared her militant pro-black social media posts to feed into this narrative of black people vs. police. Around this time you had these militant ex-veterans Micah Xavier Johnson, the Dallas terrorist, and  Gavin Eugene Long, the Baton Rouge terrorist,  being placed out there in the media as BLACK PANTHERS. These two incidents sparked a lot of fear among whites. Two tragedies that were clear indicators of a race war to white nationalists. These incidents truly divided the country, because #blacklivesmatter was painted as instigators of these calamities. Many whites by default, accepted the belief that these guys were part of black lives matter, despite telling officers before their death, they were lone wolf terrorists. One black woman that was a black lives matter protester in Dallas,TX. had thanked police officers who protected her from being killed. The Gavin Long shooter had said he acted alone on a youtube video that preceded his act of terror. None of this mattered, because these officers were gone, and these murders were the impetus of a racial divide getting out of hand.

The media caused a divide between white America and black America. Black people waited for answers and prayed for convictions of unlawful murders, these white men kept walking free with white sympathy. George Zimmerman only became more emboldened. He recently was kicked out of a bar for calling a waitress a “nigger-lover”.  Zimmerman is a latino man who identifies as white. There are many latinos who identify as white, this is commonplace every time the census bureau comes around. Be careful about standing up for other group’s rights, other than black. LGBTQ , would probably be the only exception in my book, if you are homosexual or have homosexual family members that fear being assaulted under a Trump regime. Many of these other minority groups identify as white behind the scenes, but wish to associate with blacks only when they feel under attack, or wish to receive the minority rights blacks fought for. Peep game, some of these minorities said nothing about Trayvon Martin or Mike Brown, but wish to leave the country NOW, because they fear they will be treated like Black people. None of these groups wish to be treated like black people, that is why they would rather leave the country.

Exhibit A:

http://www.abc12.com/content/news/Local-minority-groups-react-to-Trump-winning-400611121.html

That’s not a diss to other groups. I just am making observations. Black people have been getting called “nigger” and spit on, attacked, lynched, vandalized, and assaulted during the whole Obama administration by ‘white nationalists’. White nationalist is a code word for white supremacist.  They have already been mistreating us in broad daylight, but no one payed attention. The nation was ‘fine’ because we had a friendly, affable, gregarious personality as the leader of the free world.

This incident happened in (Liberal) Manhattan Beach, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

Despite Dylan Roof being a terrorist, no article in the mainstream said so. He was only labeled as a shooter.

A black man lynched(hung) in N.C., but ruled a suicide. He openly dated a white woman, and was hung in the middle of a trailer park.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/15/justice/north-carolina-lennon-lacy/

More hangings of black men:

http://rollingout.com/2015/03/21/5-horrific-modern-day-lynchings-blacks-america/

 

While us black folks were praising Obama and saying we live in a colorblind society like this poem i was vehemently against,

 

We were “YASSSING” and making memes. These white supremacists were linking up to take back this country. And they did, they made noise the whole eight years and we ignored it and said, thats only a few isolated incidents. Thats just the internet, racism doesn’t exist we are one America. 

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I also failed to mention the countless court cases of white men evading murder charges and jail for the unlawful killings of black men like Freddie Gray. The murdering of our children like Tamir Rice and Tyre King. This has always been the America we lived in, just more heightened and obvious. Don’t take this information as a diss, but recognize that we have ALWAYS been catching hell. Just be more aware of your surroundings and focus on reality instead of symbolisms.

 

Side Note: If Trump gets impeached, then you will have Mike Pence who is staunchly against homosexuality as the President. I think I will take Trump. Part 3 coming soon.

We Aren’t living in a Post-Racial society! Part One (rant)

The issue I have with race in America, is that we cannot act as if race is not an issue because we may not face the same injustices. We are so inundated with the idea of individuality and responsibility, that we lost focus on the ugly realities of racism. Forgetting an issue and glossing over it, is not the same as getting rid of it. If you are diagnosed with a disease, and refuse to treat it, than you must either get on board with solutions, or suffer the dire effects. As Blacks, we need to figure out a salient process of making things happen. The reasons I am here nor there about these presidential candidates, is that they have no incentive to help the black community.

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What is good wordpress family? It has been a minute since I have last posted. As for me I am still going through my dilemma that I previously spoke about. More importantly, there have been many issues that have been impacting the African American community. With the recent technology of body cameras and phone cameras, America is starting to see the racial ugliness that has been taboo come to the frontline. I could post on and on about the senseless killings that have been happening in the Black community, you can see these atrocities in graphic detail on Shaun King’s timeline.

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Things are starting to feel like the 1960’s all over again, with tensions flaring over Trump vs. Hilary Clinton, police brutality, racial tensions are becoming the norm on social media. If you follow some of the trending hashtags on twitter, you can easily see the ocean of internet trolls making racially insensitive remarks. For some people, it has even costed them their job. I am on neither candidate’s side. Whoever wins the election, wins the election. There has been deception on both sides of the politics game. Fear-mongering has become rampant throughout both sides of the media. There seems to be this tacit implication that Hilary Clinton has the poor black vote, the converse can be said about Trump, easily winning the poor white vote below the bible belt. Donald Trump is an overt racist, and Hilary Clinton will do anything to gain a vote. Im still reminded of the super-predator remark that was aimed at young black men in the early 1990’s.

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Police wearing riot gear walk toward a man with his hands raised Aug. 11 in Ferguson, Mo. Renewed calls for police departments to hire more minorities have followed the shooting there of a black man by a white police officer.

I have been reading books like crazy about African-American history and I am finally “woke” to the injustices that happens to my race as a whole. I cannot 100 percent say that I am behind the “BLACK LIVES MATTER” movement as well. The whole movement is great as a vehicle to get the message out, but I feel that digital hashtag protests are not the solution. I have read the mission statement from the original website, and there is a lot of intersectionality going on. If you choose to fight for a cause, it should mirror the civil rights movement. The civil rights movement stood up for injustices that made it to the supreme court and caused incredible changes. BLM is a movement that is strategically flawed. When a non-black person hears “BLACK LIVES MATTER”, they immediately digest the meaning as saying their lives matter less. This title automatically causes a person of a different race to become defensive. The naming of the movement is wrong, if you wish to have laws change in the courtroom. Imagine if the civil rights movement chose to go by a moniker such as “STOP KILLING BLACKS!”. I am quite certain that circumstances may have turned out different. While I support the families of victims who suffer from police brutality, I cannot support a movement that only feels a keyboard will cause change.

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So, what are the solutions Eddie? To be honest, there are no solutions, this is a process. Solutions happen overnight, processes take time. Racism is insidious and exists in every human being, whether you admit to it or not. How we respond to these emotions and stereotypes, makes a huge difference. Racism is a quagmire that will exist as long as humans exist. Stopping racism is like trying to stop dishonesty. There is no qualitative approach that will make it change. Movies and T.V shows, continue to show Blacks in an inferior state. If most black men you see on television are either rappers, athletes, or actors portraying drug dealers and slaves – what will you automatically perceive the obnoxious black kid, wearing a hoodie with sagging pants as? How will you view the dark skinned black man with a lean muscular build, dreadlocks and tattoos as? You aren’t technically racist  if you hold these thoughts in your mind, but rarely in public spaces would you vocally admit these things, because that would be deemed “politically incorrect”, it is nevertheless true. The fear of black men has existed since slave insurrections of the past.  To rationalize these claims, many right-wing advocates will easily point to the ill-savagery of black on black crime. Which would be asinine to deny, however, Black on Black crime is an issue that police can’t resolve themselves. This is the rapist blaming the rape-victim for being sexually promiscuous. Not the act of rape itself. The protests have always happened  in black neighborhoods. Go to any funeral of any victim of these senseless gang-related or happenstance crimes, there will be a pastor or bishop screaming at the pulpit for the “young brothers and sisters to get saved, and get their act together, come to Jesus, while the lord has blessed you with another day”. How many mothers, fathers, uncle’s, aunt’s, and strong upstanding black people who told their kids how to conduct themselves when police approach the vehicle? How many black mothers and fathers told their kids not to hang around with “those boys and that crowd, cause I’ve heard about them”? What are the working class citizen black families to do, once their child is a victim of violence? Jump in between the bullets of the murderer and victim, while being 11 miles away at their second job? This is an impossible and unrealistic feat. Being poor in a poverty stricken community, you will confront a reality of desperation and violence. In any country, city, or community where you find poverty, you will find violence, it is synonymous. Blacks are among the poorest race in the nation. Another retort to black on black crime is what about before it existed? Before black on black crime, there were justifiable lynchings of black men who tried to own businesses, accidentally gaze at a white woman, or loiter past 9 p.m. in sundown towns. There were people who looked at Emmett Till and said, “that boy should’ve never whistled at no white woman.” And the justifications for police executions in broad daylight on camera, still happen to this day.

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The issue I have with race in America, is that we cannot act as if race is not an issue because we may not face the same injustices. We are so inundated with the idea of individuality and responsibility, that we lost focus on the ugly realities of racism. Forgetting an issue and glossing over it, is not the same as getting rid of it. If you are diagnosed with a disease, and refuse to treat it, than you must either get on board with solutions, or suffer the dire effects. As Blacks, we need to figure out a salient process of making things happen. The reasons I am here nor there about these presidential candidates, is that they have no incentive to help the black community. Mass incarceration is real, jail recidivism, police brutality, predatory loans, poverty, lack of home ownership, lack of businesses within our community, lack of black support of black businesses, lack of business loans, weak and fluctuating job employment, and inferior educational standards are issues that all need to be addressed. If black people keep voting for candidates who can do a popular dance move, rather than implement laws that will immediately impact African Americans, what is the point of voting. Yes, we should vote for local figures in our community, vote on laws and measures that may impact our community, but the voting out of fear, has no merit in my books. There has to be an incentive for a candidate to wish to do something for the said community. The LGBTQ community are making enormous strides and are forming super-pac’s to make sure change happens.  The Latino community has done the same. The black elite aren’t concerned with the black issues enough to stick together and form a super-pac that will help the less fortunate. They may tweet, or even publicly declare how they will sit down with police officers and have dialogue, some may even tell the black community that we need to “fix” our selves before receiving help, but most of them are invested in retaining the wealth they have earned. Many of them will blame the same communities they come from as victims of their own destruction. Many of their non-black friends will tell them, “look at you man, you are a prime example of someone who started from nothing, and made something happen. You are an example of America and how far we have come.”, buying into this, they easily forget where they come from, and the tactic of using tokenism to hide the hideous realities of black America.

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Life has enough Junk, Get rid of it

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More on the never-ending MIL saga. With almost two months approaching, I figured that now would be a good time to tackle the big issue that my MIL has.  Her ridiculous storage account. This is an account that this woman has been paying for since me and my wife met. First of all, it is none of my business what this woman wants to do with her money – when she isn’t in my house- but that is not the case. As you become older, which we all will come to grips with, we will eventually retire or become disabled. When this situation happens, you become dependent on a fixed income. With this fixed income, comes a mind-bending reality. If you haven’t saved in your youth, by opening a Roth I.R.A. account, by time you become a senior-citizen, you are on a budget. With this mindset, it becomes  hard to let go of all the things you have accumulated over time. Husbands/wives become widowed, technology of all the “modern” furniture/electronics become obsolete, and you look like a hoarder. These could be things that make you nostalgic such as: Children toys, who are now adults, old music crates, plates, glassware, blenders, vacuum, chairs, TV’s, computers, tax returns, recreational trophies for children, school awards, electric blankets, pillows, clothes you can’t fit in, and  the list goes on.

As the time passes by, you move around and travel. Some people migrate to different cities. Job promotions and career changes happen. Best friends pass away from malignant illnesses. Vices catch up with your health and you start to experience mortality knocking at your door. I can only imagine that the process of aging, is a hard pill to swallow. For some, this may not be the case. I digress, however, I mentioned all of the things  above because my MIL is not in reality. She has a boatload of junk inside of a storage, from staying at one place and moving to another. Life has been a roller coaster for her. {Make no mistake, I have no empathy for anyone who I feel can make a difference for themselves.} She has been paying for this storage for too long.  Being that I have Saturdays off, I volunteered to help her clean out her storage. This is kind of half-hearted, because the real reason I am helping is to speed up the process. Despite a 15 minute wait of  the MIL not being at her storage, I remain calm and eager to see the storage.

 

I opened the storage and there was a mountain of complete junk to be sorted out and thrown away. I am not against storages, however, if you have a storage, you need to be using the stuff that is in there within 6 months to a year. If you run a business and you need a storage to keep your equipment there, no problem. If you have a temporary situation where you have to move out of state, and work on a job project for 6 months, no problem. The MIL has shit from the 1970’s that need to be pulled apart and “examined and shredded”. I was aghast at all of the stuff I saw from paid tv programs. She had an outdated exercise bike that she was adamant she wanted to sell. I arrived there around 12:41 p.m., we didn’t leave until 7:15 p.m.  It was so much stuff that I had to take out to hand to MIL, letting her dissect the box  as I begged her to “donate”, only to realize that it was only 1/4 of the work. I came home stewing over it, brooding to my wife about how ridiculous the storage situation is. To make matters worse, she bought an additional storage for a promotional deal that the storage company was throwing. I was perplexed to find this out, asking the mom directly, “What do you need an extra storage for?”, and she answered that she simply needed a spot that she could place her everyday things. I understood where she came from and left it alone, but still let my wife know about it.

 

So, a couple of days passed by, and I told my wife that she must bluntly tell her mom to get rid of that junk that she has in her storage. My wife was too delicate and submissive to tell her mom this, but I am not. The straw that broke the camel’s back, was when my wife presented to me a receipt for 291.00 U.S. Dollars, for a program that will teach my daughter how to read. I was one, under the assumption that this bill was for me, which my wife quickly dispelled by saying the MIL was paying for it. Second of all, I take my daughter to the library every three weeks, and read to her several times throughout the week. So, how is this “reading program” going to help my daughter, when she is barely 4 years old. She is already at the head of her class in every subject, with the occasional behavior flare up. Thirdly, how in the hell can you argue me down about throwing away a blender with dead spider eggs in the box,  when you just whipped out 300 bucks for a program, that has nothing to do with you.

 

I appreciated the gesture. It shows the altruism of a doting grandmother, however, this is money that needs to be placed towards your living situation. Which leads me to believe, A. she is not serious about moving out, B. she is not serious about getting her storage cleaned out, and C. she just is oblivious to the whole situation and thinks she can passive-aggressively stay by “nice-ing” her way through her stay. So, at that point I become infuriated and address the issue.

 

 

I start off by asking MIL did she call the donation truck, she said yes. Then I bluntly tell her, that it is in her best interest to get rid of all of the junk inside her storage. I for one, do not know what is sacred and what is not, so I cannot force you to throw out anything that you do not wish to throw away, but 70 percent of that stuff has to go. I offered to pay for a truck and dumping fees. I explained that it would befit her to get rid of all of that stuff, rather than harbor the junk like a “hoarder”. It will be a burden financially that will hurt her in the long run. She was thrown off completely by my assertiveness. I assume because she usually saw an amiable side when she used to visit us. Now, I had shown my other side. I told her that I would go help her separate the pile for donations one more time, but after that , I am getting a truck, loading it up by myself and getting rid of the excess junk. I walked back into my room, and slept peacefully.

 

After further reflection, I thought about how she may have not wanted to get rid  of the storage. I called myself aggressively helping her, but she may have seen it as being too intrusive. I couldn’t care less if she was offended, because what I said, I meant, and felt it was true. The gift that I have as a human is to reflect and think about how the other person may feel. She may feel, “How in the hell can you tell me what to do with my shit THAT I PAY FOR?!, The unmitigated gall of this muthafu#^@!” . “I can do whatever I please, I deserve my personal business.” So that may be true, but you have to think about my privacy as well. I lost my privacy, the moment MIL moved in.  If I am an overeating, coke-snorting, philandering, alcoholic, you will see all of that. All of a persons business becomes public, once you move in. So, privacy is a luxury we both lost. What I tell my wife is that she doesn’t have to clean out her storage, if she doesn’t want to. However, she will have a deadline of getting out of the house. In other words, if she wishes to put storage over shelter, so be it. It is not my business what happens to her after the deadline. My wife understood where I came from, and relayed the message in the most watered down way a daughter could.

 

Here is my gripe, before MIL moved in, she was humble and willing to do anything, I asked of her to do. She was cognizant that I am the man of the house, and she must respect the rules I lay down. She was open to getting help. Since she has been here, she hasn’t used the assets I have provided for her, free of charge: rental website subscription, free rent, free labor, time that I could’ve spent elsewhere on my day off. She has not told me about any lists that she could’ve put her name on. I am offended, that she is offended. I would be ecstatic, if I were in the same predicament and I had a SIL that would look out for me like that. I guess we just have different mindsets.

This is going to be bad

Well, Mother-in-law is moving into our already cramped apartment. Guess who isn’t happy about it? 🙋. If you guessed me, than you are right. I am the most private person you could meet. So long, to the days when I could walk around in boxers and nothing else. Hello, to the days of dressing up in the restroom after my shower.

Look, I am an asshole. I cannot help it. Of course I am selfish. Let me give you the back story of why I am so pissed.

The MIL has had a rough spell of bad luck. Within the past 7 years, she has stayed at a vacant property rent free. She pays an exorbitant amount of money for some gargantuan sized storage, filled with Suzy Summer thigh masters, 1994 disposable cameras, and more bullshit. I am trying to be rational, and reasonable, however, my greatest fear is that there will be a 2 vs 1 situation. The talk I had with her mother consisted of me announcing that she must be looking for another place to stay while living with us. She reluctantly agreed and seemed excited at the prospect of moving in. I keep putting pressure on my wife to be the enforcer, because I don’t want it to become a situation where she feels that I am bullying her mom. It would come off better if she were the sheriff. My wife is too timid and fearful of being honest with her mom. I am the complete opposite way with my parents.

The situation feels intense and I already surmise that this circus will end badly. My stress levels have been high, despite eating healthier and exercise. My blood pressure and anxiety attacks are causing me to become more hostile. The situation is only temporary in my mind, but I’m still uncomfortable with this mother in law moving in.

The mother in law has a victim mentality and puts a guilt trip on her daughter. That doesn’t work with me, and I can’t bite my tongue if I tried. The manipulation tactics will cause me to be honest and truthful with her mom.

What do you guys think?

Let’s Pretend You’re Black: Ty’Qwonne Blacksten (Part 10)

An eyewitness took iPhone camera footage of a red van fleeing the scene. Mezza Murda Mobstas are plotting revenge on all sets and crews to avenge the death of P-Nutt’s little brother.

Warning: The following dialogue contains foul and inappropriate language that may be offensive to some readers.

Word on the street is spreading like a wild fire. The Hyde Park Hustla Crips are under pressure from the Mezza Mob. An eyewitness took iPhone camera footage of a red van fleeing the scene. Mezza Murda Mobstas are plotting revenge on all sets and crews to avenge the death of P-Nutt’s little brother. P-Nutt deduced that it had to be the Ballstone Boys. The red van, combined with the recent YouTube success of the viral video has caused malice between 45 Ballstones and Mezza’s. P-Nutt addresses the gang about the warfare that will emanate in the next couple of days.

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P-Nutt:”If yous a scary ass nigga, go to church! Be down, or lay the fuck down. We about to turn-up. Them Ballstones killed my lil ones, for that, everyone can get it. Mama’s, aunties, uncles, er’body. Whatever happens, happens!”

Big Rollie: “Hell yeah, load them ratchets up, I was built for this shit, Niggas know my M.O.”

P-Nutt: “Numba one, we comin for Skooby. Number two, we coming for T.Q.. I want these niggaz to feel this shit. Tanisha!(beckoning his female companion) Figure out whats oh boy full name and where he stay at. It’s goin down.”

hospital

Meanwhile at the hospital, you awaken from a six hour long surgery. Recovery time will be about 2 months, however, the doctor could release you as early as 2 weeks if you heal properly.

Skooby: “whattup cuzzo!! you good!”

You: “Yeah, wassup Skoob. I’m tryna still figure out what happened”

Skooby: “Don’t worry bout it, it’s already taken care of. They tried to play you, posted the video of you getting mopped. I wasn’t having it.”

You: “Wow, a video online? Wait…I’m viral now, this shit is embarrassing. What did you do?”

Skooby: “We murked 3 messy mouth fuck-boys. It had to be done, they were taking the Ball Stones soft. We couldn’t let it slide.”

You: “What the hell? Aw, man. You already know they gonna retaliate back 3 times harder. They are gonna know you were behind it.”

Skooby: “negative. we spray painted the Hyde Park Hustla Crips as the ones behind it. Blue spray paint and all.”

You: “Why in the fuck would you do that, now you got two hoods coming after Ballstone. They might be headed to the hospital right now! I gotta get out of here, they not killing me in this hospital!”

Skooby: “Don’t trip T.Q., I got troops outside, we ready for whatever they wanna do. Ain’t nothing gonna happen to you. They got guns, we got guns too! Fuck it.”

You: “man, I shoulda stayed home, this never woulda happened”

Skooby: “Heal up soon T.Q. Don’t worry about no Messy Mouth fuck-boys. You’re protected. Peace out.”

 

Meanwhile, the Mezza Mob have hired some attractive young girls to walk down Ballstone Avenue. Their job is to act oblivious to any gang knowledge. If they are to be interrogated by any Ballstone boys, they are to say they are from Maize Terrace. Maize Terrace is a upper middle class suburb where a lot of  minorities reside. There are 3 girls who are in the pact. Keyonna, a light skinned African-American woman who resembles a young Beyonce Knowles. Tracee, a dark skinned woman who resembles a young Kenya Moore, and Yasira, a mixed woman of African-American and El Salvadorean descent. They stroll down Ballstone Avenue, wearing the most tight, low cut and revealing clothes that would allure the most pious man.

Trick100 (45 Ballstone member) : “Yo, ladies…What it do. Hey Sexy!! (catcalling the trio)

Keyonna: “Wassup” (smiling in a flirtatious manner)

Trick100: “Whats ya’ll name, where ya’ll from. My name Trick, What ya’ll doing later on?”

Keyonna adroitly beguiles them with a fictional story about celebrating a 23 year old birthday party at the local Chili’s restaurant. She invites the Ballstone Boyz to come party with them. Trick-100 acquiesces and agrees to meet up at this party.

At the hospital, your Uncle Rocco arrives at the hospital after work. You brief him on the situation.

You: “Uncle Rocco, I got to get the hell out of this hospital. The Mezza Mob are coming to finish me off!”

Rocco:”What you talking about boy?”

You: “Skooby did some bad things that will certainly involve retaliation, that is all I can say Unc.”

Rocco: “You ain’t even fully healed yet.”

You: “I really need to get out of Troose, Unc. It is about to get really ugly.”

Rocco sighs in exasperation.

 

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Imagine you’re Black: Ty’Qwonne Blacksten (part two) of short series

The Educational System

You are in a city with 5 gangs and 3 schools. The way that schools are chosen are by location.  The three schools are: Lincoln High, Weaver High, and  Grant High.

Lincoln High- ran by the 45th Ballstone Bloods and Aspey Street Mafia Brims

Weaver High- ran by Hyde St Hustla Crips/Troose 13/ Mezza St

Grant High- Mezza St Murder Mob/Troose 13/Aspey St Mafia Brims

Although you are located on Ballstone Ave with the Bloods, you are assigned to Weaver High. You have a lot of friends from the Ballstone Bloods because you grew up with most of them. They know you as “TQ”, and they know your father was about peace, so the Ballstones never messed with you. You have no gang ties with them, just many friends who are members of this gang.

As you walk through the city of Troose, you have to walk past all five deadly neighborhoods in order to get to school. The walk back home is deadly as Russian Roulette. There have been multiple gang fights and stabbings that have been reported within the past month. Mezza St is the most notorious and brutal gang. They have been going at it with everybody, except the Mexican gang. The Troose 13 supply the Mezza’s with drugs.

The Crips are linked together through affiliation. In the mid 1990s, the Crips were all unified in Troose. They were originally called the Original Troose Crips. A lot of turmoil within the gang came to a boil when the leader got murdered in broad daylight. Suggestions were made that it was an inside job and the gang split after that. Therefore, there is two crip gangs instead of one.

As you are in school, you recognize that the teachers aren’t passionate about teaching because they don’t get performance bonuses. The lazy teacher, makes as much as the great and high ranking teacher. So, ultimately there is no incentive in working harder. Its not uncommon to see a bunch of kids absent or truant from school. The neighborhoods are too risky to walk through. The turnaround rate for teachers in Troose unified school district is staggering. Many days the teacher is some free-spirited substitute who lets the kids have fun in class. He or she doesn’t care about giving a lecture because they are only Substitutes. There have been some exceptions here and there, but mostly duds.

“U wanna date, daddy?!”

When you do make it home, past drug dealers, killers, prostitutes and crackheads, you can barely focus on homework. There are way too many gunshots and sirens that distract you. You are wondering if your Mom will make it back home safely. You pray she doesn’t get mugged or caught in the crossfire. Every two weeks, you see a candle light vigil of a friend, young boy, or girl being murdered in cold blood. The anxiety of living in a dangerous neighborhood is stressing you out.

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