Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2010---Expect it...

I am going to bring to the marketplace a volume of work that will truly make the world a better place...

Get Ready.........

Thursday, December 10, 2009

ODE to the Kids in the City

Discounted ignored indicted with indifference kids of city do not surrender
Elevate for you cultivate your harvest breath into your essence
Clothed with emptiness stuffed with ignorance detached from relevance
Elevate for you cultivate your harvest breath into your essence
Unwrap your isolation defeat the inferences ignore the slanders
Elevate for you cultivate your harvest breath into your essence
Not invisible nor irrelevant or disposable never barren or worthless
Elevate for you cultivate your harvest breath into your essence

Help Us C U

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Internet Media Vessels of Segregated Content

One of the lethal aspects of the chatter class and the various media sites which operate on the internet is the ability to create propaganda and disinformation that shapes and defines people of color especially Black folks in a number of negative and counter productive narratives. White engineered content driven web sites that have firewalls of cultural impotency and arrogance only augment the digitial divide. This present model of content delivery on the internet is flawed and as such it becomes a conduit of fiction which creates a bubble of underdeveloped chatter class folks who think they know truth but know nothing.

The digitial divide presently on the bulk of many media websites reflects the segregated nature of real life venues and social circles. Those who define and create the data, dialouge, information, and content on the internet have little if any impactful relationships with the very people of color they blog about.

This disconnect is very destructive in part becuase those who dominate the chatter class never really know what is the truth about significant social and racial issues. In our nation today with regard to the chatter class unless the data is filtered via the internet the chatter class never really knows shit about reality especially racial reality. This on line educational delivery is a backward and becomes in real time a underdeveloped conduitthat makes folks who think they have knowledge actually ignorant.

The way to defeat this defective false model of online knowledge and intell is to of course shatter the segregated orbits of those who operate these media and bloggsphere websites..

DPS & TEST SCORES

The realization that the students in DPS posted the worst math scores in the history of a national test assessment is so disheartening not because of the dysfunctional parents nor the selfish teachers and their impotent union nor the ego driven demeanor of the state empowered headhunter or even the greedy real estate professionals who like many others before them fed at the trough of the DPS at the expense of the their education.

None of these ugly realities powerful and impactful as they are defeated the will of DPS students. Yet today was the realization that it finally appears that now the students of DPS have succumbed to the insanity of being educated by DPS. The students of DPS have given up on themselves. The students of DPS who have weathered every trendy and novel educational theories dumped on them have now accepted the self inflicted wounds of low self worth, defeat and surrender. They no longer believe in themselves.

The most important component of a student's education is the belief in self. How tragic it is to witness that in the DPS the students themselves have abandoned their own self worth and accepted failure. What a tragic lesson plan to finally master and excel in.


Please do not get things twisted here clearly the educators have failed the city's students and the level of "low expectations" is off the radar in the city. I find the deconstuction of the educational standards is criminal and in truth the natural reaction of a city in a death spiral.

Yet there is a way out..

To be continued

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Detroit Way Out

Forget the idealized notion of moving Detroit way forward. What about closing it down and leveling the entire city. Cities deserve to die. Destruction is a natural law of the universe.

Our nation destroyed Iraq to rebuild it again. Why not level dead decaying cities here on this soil. We are spending billions in Iraq and not Detroit. Historical memory has little currency in the digital world.

The existence of Detroit right here and right now is lethal for young and old. It is wrong to allow this decay and depravity to continue ....

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

ThanksGiving...

I want to give ME some love and affirmation to exist in/on this place called earth..I will continue to harvest and cultivate to embrace my inner thoughts and actions that create a passion in me that values all things wonderful about me....

I want to share and acknowledge all of those who interact with me...I want to look them in the eye and let all know that when the are in my orbit life is alive and bliss rules my world....

Thank You..Thanksgiving....I am always ready to love, to share, to embrace, to be...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Detroit Politics

I have major reservations about the nature and quality of the outcome of elections in this region and in Detroit. Voter turnout was disappointing even in suburban elections. In the city we now have an all Black city council. This lack of diversity cannot be viewed as progressive.

A financially challenged gay candidate who has never confronted homophobia in many Black religious venues was elected this disappoints on so many levels. The passage of an educational funding proposal which continues to dump money into a failed school district is not a progressive development it echoes a theme of desperation and a misguided belief that educational outcomes are about money and not fundamentally driven educational agendas.

Fact is over 85% of the electorate in the city did not elect or approved of these new public officials. Educational progress is never the result of spending money. When the last vote was cast has our region really improved?

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Collective Expressionist Artists

I do not use my paint brush to promote the myth of Black pathological depravity when a event or incident occurs in a Black venue..I distance myself when the usual suspects promote the myth that Black Communities are havens for criminal behavior and incubators of violence..

I paint the canvass with themes of elevation, bliss, accord and values.... Come paint with me....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Educational Stormtroopers

I am stunned by the backward reaction of school officials who surrendered to the cries of ignorance of many parents by not broadcasting our president's educational speech. It is shameful that educated people allowed themselves to be bullied by the intellectual cowardice of some parents who now view our president as an enemy of the state. Soon there will be charges of treason and sedition targeted at the white house one wonders if our educated elites will lend themselves to those noises and unworthy chants of the ignorant. Time will tell...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Communal Astronaut

Exploring the habiats of one's personal orbit can be as stimulating as sci-fi novel of time travel space exploration.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

..Memory...Memory..Memory

Some fellow life travelers pass back into my mind today.....It was nice thinking about my father, my friends who have died and left this world..

Nice on a certain level....

For Them..

"Closed my eyes today and the world was wide open..

Moments became vivid I wanted to stay...

"Closed my eyes today and the world was wide open..

Nice seeing you again...Really is...

"Closed my eyes today and the world was wide open...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Post Racial Anger....America's True Colors

America is such a fickle nation one moment we are obsessing over Obama and the notion of a post racial society and then in the same breath we call a Black PHD a nigger..

The anger over health care reform has now reached nasty levels I fear the specter of an Obama backlash.....

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Life Cents....

Recently in the marketplace there has been a flicker of economic recovery one hopes when our nation retains some solid economic footing that folks will bring back to the marketplace the values of family, decency, warmth, patience, passion that many embraced and returned to when the recession forced all of us to remember these items are more life affirming than the quest for materialism....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Voter's Smarts not Apathy...

According to the sage wisdom of conventional political pundits low voter turn in the city of Detroit reflects not only apathy but evidence of despair and decay. However these same politico talking heads have been wrong so many times in their appraisal of city voters that the voices of political pundits are ridiculed and righteously ignored.


The fact is city voters are very intelligent and astute they understand lousy candidates and shallow options are the significant factors which reflect voter turn out not the idle chatter of pudits and talking heads. Superior voter turn out which yields impotent public officials does not serve voters or any community nor democracy at the end of the day.


The right to withhold one's vote is as democratic and productive as the casting of a vote . What drives a productive democracy is not the volume of the votes but the quality of the winner......

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Gates and Beyond....

SO now what? Where do we go from here after an intense week of yet another racial dustup and fire storm? We have the usual blind spot posturing of Police Unions always speaking up to defend and support their brethren but never out front with constructive criticism of their members when they commit crimes against innocent citizens both white and non-white. We have usual passive posturing from both white and black politicians who lack the courage to confront the realties and truth about the racism inherent in our criminal justice system. We now even have the tragic spectacle of our president and even professor gates retreating when the pressures of being an ordinary Black male are visited upon their homes and professions. Into this impotent void I offer up to those who unlike Gates and Obama have the ability to run for cover a solution and a resource to engage when they are confronted by the raw and real life realities of being a Black male in our nation confronted with racial profiling by those in our law enforcement system. I recommend we seek the rights, privileges of our United States Constitution which even provides for those under attack by activities of those under the color of law the right to SELF DEFENSE.


I know it is an option I will have no problem reaching for...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Black Folks as Conduits & Carriers of Depravity

Recently one of the country's most famous Black educators and historians was racially profiled and his MUGSHOT was plastered all over the print and electronic media world. Every known media venue pasted his MUGSHOT for all to see and salivate.

I find it troubling to read a number of Black Websites , Black Pundits, also engaged in this virtual racial profiling by mirroring the MSM by also publishing the MUGSHOT.

Why must Black folks perpetuate this racial injustice by being the carrier of this racial falsehood. The good professor is not a criminal, charges were dropped and more importantly what is gained by racially profiling the good professor millions of times on the internet and other media venues.

I am tired of the shallow excuse and unproven inferences and questionable logic that argues such publication will remind and keep Black folks focused on the reality of racism in 2009.

Sorry but I am not going to be the carrier of hate more importantly I believe Black folks have evolved pass this tired parlor act and we have more progressive and positive alternatives to encourage and elevate our community. Count me out I am not a carrier.....

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Black Folks & Best Practices

Best Practices Subject Matter Index for the following :

Where to start. Every week I will provide a detailed analysis with an action plan on the following topics. I will secure the most progressive and practical data, research, recommendations within which to design and impliment a real time interactive guide on BLACK FOLKS & BEST PRACTICES:

1. Black Families

2. Black Leadership

3. Black Economics

4. Black Living

5. Black Image

6. Black Health

7. Black Culture

8. Black Education

9. Black Politics

10. Black Religion


To be continued......

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Obama & NAACP

Enough already with the tired rants of Black family shortcomings and the overkill about Black decay .... Obama finally spoke about Black issues in our nation as if Black issues are not American issues.. I imagine he had no choice to put Black issues on the agenda and radar given the NAACP was the venue...

Of course in the post racial world of Obama this mantra of calling out a segment of our nation's population has yet to take place with Obama giving "tough lectures in venues where asians, hispanics, gays, arabs, jews, muslims, reside....

The very idea that Black Americans are not always needy and in a state of crisis I guess does not fit the script of a post racial Obama society... That is tragic of course since Black Americans bring more than Rythm and Blues to the party...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Street Voodo Survival Skills

1. Stick photo of ex in ice tray for a week ... drink holy water..

2. Stick photo of lover in hot water for an hour.... see jesus in garden dirt piles..

3. Out of transportation call Enterprise Rental and rotate from offices..

4. Find Old box of popcorn in trash tell cashier dropped popcorn on floor..

5. Stealth move on free condiments at fast food venues..

6. Put Dollar Stores on GPS favorites...

7. Insert air into Bike tires ....

8. Bum rides from everybody.....

9. Visit parks and troll internet for freebies ...

10. Buy sun glasses and walking cain...

Ann Arbor Art Fairs..

More crafts every year but still the best in the midwest....More Black folks...Mike Jackson Street dances are terrible next time I am taking off my shirt and moonwalking...

Posters, Clothes, Colors, People...

Makes you wanna hollar..

Trainwreck...Shootings Carnage....Freeway Explosions...Swimming pool insults.....Makes you wanna hollar...

YAWN.......

Riddle tales...Obama's NAACP speech...GM woes...Health Care Plans...Downsizing Blues..

Thursday, July 16, 2009

NAM MYO HO REN GE KYO

A Chant spoken to the world in 1253......

NAM MYO HO REN GE KYO

My food......

My worship...

My prayer.....

My Me.......

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Crime a Political Construct

Behaviors that the community has been programmed to view as negative become behaviors that are codified into the penal code and the violation of these politically created behaviors become public crimes..

Some behavior has always been subject to community sanctions from homocide to sexual behavior involving both minors and adults. The more laws you have the more crime you have..The volume of police create the volume of documented criminal behavior.

The community determines the level and volume of crime it wishes to be controlled by the police. Certain behaviors i.e drug usage has always been underreported and subject to political variables at best.

Crime is more a myth than a reality.Most victims of certain crimes know the perp and most crimes involve some degree of property loss and personal assault..

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Cultural Devaluation

Yet again the state of nothingness has inflicted carnage on the streets of Detroit. An entire city is being held hostage to the forces of hopelessness, despair, decay and now random violent displays of inhumanity and depravity....

Yet we travel these desolate trails before and still our wounds and broken egos cannot muster the attitudes to not only stop the meltdown but cultivate and harvest a new way of living for all in the city....

I know the modern american city is a lethal and dangerous zone where love, warmth, and shared respect is drowned by the noise and drama of nothingness. ..

Yet now is not the moment to lament and navigate around the truth about the state of life in our urban venues our existence is in peril as well....

To be continued.......

Myths of Education..

Often when I lecture to children I always incorporate a discussion about vocational opportunties as well as college . When I lecture with adults I often engaged in a discussion about how most of our state leaders have credentials that reflect the finest schools in America yet our state is almost a 3rd world venue under the tenure of these so-called educated elites..


Fact is often the most backward and underdeveloped people are the educated...These people will eat an egg roll and think they are experts on asian issues...They will drink a corona and become experts on hispanics..They will eat fried chicken and become subject matter experts of Black folks....

I have discovered in my adventures in life the most profound people are seniors, ex-inmates, unemployed, and children....hands down....

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Immigrants Protests

I support the political activism which is coming out of the various immigrant communities across the country. The call for protests is long overdue these political activities by our country's silent immigrant communities hopefully will include an acknowledgment and recognition of the civil rights efforts and achievements made by Black Americans which has created a model for this type of political activism. There is a lot of tension between Black Americans and the immigrant communities for a number of reasons including our fear of no longer being this country's favorite victim and scapegoat. Black Americans can continue to make this country great by assisting these immigrant communities in achieving life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness..

Slavery Marketing

Our country's racial legacy is not only tragic but it still stings today, recently a number of well intentioned people expressed upset and discord over a political advertisement which invoked a background of a lynching as a part of the content of the advertisement. Many of these reactions from my vantage point were not only misplaced but are in reality actually counter productive. When a society seeks to suffocate and sometimes even bury and ignore its own evils it does so at the peril of our future and at the expense of those it claims to be protecting. When a society only allows for designated groups to promote and utilize provocative historical materials if increases the potential for censorship and ignorance. The idea that Black Americans should follow the rules and decorum of a civil and gentile white society with regard to this subject matter is unacceptable . Such a underdeveloped and myopic posture handcuffs the free flow of information and it allows for those in the dominant society to be the architect of honesty and truth even when such truth is graphic and ugly. It is a cultural conflict of interest which should not be the prerogative of those in the very dominate society which perpetrated the acts of evil. At the end of the day such a posture is inequitable and continues to rewards the beneficiaries of slavery while preventing the victims to used the capital of slavery for their own designated agenda and objectives. Black people should never be restrained by the decorum of a gentile society with regard to slavery and related historical topics. Black people in America should always have the complete spectrum of choices to employ this historical landscape including the use of slavery images and artifacts to not only educate and but to memorialize our country's disregard for our humanity. This scope of leverage in my view includes the marketing and distribution of slavery images for political campaigns and informational objectives . Black people should never seek pc permission to articulate our reality and history despite how dark a story it is. The suggestion by those that this materials should have selective shelve life is patronizing and wrong. To allow others to not only define but license how evil should be portrayed also handicaps those in the dominant society from understanding the depth of evil . Such a demeanor can also hamper those in the dominant society from sharing with the victims ideas and programs to address the destruction that such evil created. I reject the convention which claims it is offensive for people to employ lynching, slavery, and other dehumanizing images as a means to articulate a political objective in a campaign. When such images can galvanize and turn up the volume then by all means we need more not less of this type of graphic and brutal advertisement. Those in America who reject this type of advertisement are making a hugh mistake. The victims of America's inhumanity to its own brethren reserve the right to determine how such material is marketed and utilized...

Failure of Black Conservatism

The failure of the politics of conservative thought in the Black community has never been a surprise for me I have always known that black people are>very astute in rejecting backward ideas,underdeveloped thoughts and philosophies. The media fiction that the GOP and conservative principles are gaining a new foothold with Black folks is nonsense and is nothing more than the exaggerated press releases of GOP balloon blowers and black apologists seeking affirmation from conservative whites as they mine the lucrative cottage industry of black conservatism.Conservatives when they dressed themselves in black face become even of a more losing proposition because this partnership only insults the audience the conservatives wish to recruit and indoctrinate. It should however be pointed out that the failure of conservative politics in the Black community is not based entirely on the underdeveloped core themes and ideas of conservative politics nor on the legacy of its racists beliefs as marketed by white republicans. Some of the failure of conservative thinking in the hood is a direct result of black folks who have embraced conservatism as a panacea for the ills of black folks as manta from heaven . Black conservatives are always their own worst victim in this parade. Black conservatives continue to display a patronizing and condensing posture when they interact with those who are not card caring members of the GOP. In addition these Black operatives never seem to get pass touting the usual Black token darlings of the GOP. It should be noted that the very ideals of some conservative principles have existed in the Black community long before whites even entered the soil of North America.Black conservatives who have embraced conservative politics fail miserably in the black community because they are viewed as agents of a political philosophy that at it's core has contempt for black dignity and humanity.Black conservatives simply cannot navigate around the ugly legacy of white racism so when black conservatives seek to uplift and elevate black masses with the failed themes of conservative politics they look like minstrels and fools to the majority black electorate.The truth is of course liberal political ideology and conservative ideology both are on their last days in the black community neither has been effective in truly changing the life conditions of the majority of Black Americans. Black cultural traditions and our very essence as a people have liberated us from the obstacles that life has brought us in America not the partnership with whites marketing political dogma from either side of the aisle right or left.The Black electorate has always been vulnerable to the prospects of a movement which values and respects the vast cultural and social capital>the Black community has. Liberal conventions have at least offered some basic features which have contributed to the well being of Black folks in this country of course none of us are enshrining white liberals as our saviors or liberators we have done that ourselves and no doubt we will continue to be our own icons and legends.Black people generally are not obsessed with politics nor do they view the political arena as being an integral aspect of their lives. Our greatest assets have always outside the traditional mainstream orthodoxies.Black folks will embrace a political construct that has them at the core of its paradigm. We are hungry for a new meal with a menu full of new recipes and ideas. Black conservatives would be best suited if they were the primal beginning of a new political movement one which is without the legacy of white supremacy nor the result of white architecture. The question is where is the origin of this fertile spring it is apparent that the stream of conservative dogma and propaganda have never truly flowed with our interests at heart....

Crime in the Burbs

The candid perspective of criminals in the suburbs has been revealing, troubling and at the end of the truly disheartening.. The media of course instead of developing a dialogue which disarms the disinformation and propaganda about Detroit and its students instead fuels another circular and destructive angry saga of Detroit versus the suburbs. Parents of Detroit students have for years challenged and the notion that their children are drug users, criminals and cultural savages yet those pleas mean nothing to the region's media machines eager to profit on their new ownership configurations. It is apparent that many suburbanites are in denial and resent the truth about their own behaviors and that of their next door neighbors. Many suburbanites in moments of clarity and honesty know their children become deviants, criminals and predators against the citizens of Detroit.These attacks include the usual garden variety street crimes like drug buys, sexual transactions with prostitutes to more complex crimes like arson for hire, identity theft, to lifestyle crimes like the business of slum land lords to white collar crimes which target homeownership of Detroit residents. Often Detroit residents are nothing more than easy targets for the criminal appetite of its suburban hustlers and criminal business executives.Yet that type and scope of media coverage is a good tease.Instead of acknowledging the lethal and vicious behavior of these suburban predators against Detroit citizens what we get from suburban public officials and commentators is a series of excuses, deflection and twisted denials. We have folks without any once on integrity seeking to stain and taint the volunteer projects between students from the suburbs and the city because they are angered by the truth of the mayor's comments. Apparently some of these efforts were just pc projects to score sympathy and appearance points for helping the savages of Detroit. We have impotent college students patronizing Detroit citizens by lecturing to them about how suburban doctors and lawyers performed miracles in the jungle streets of Detroit while ignoring all of the reciprocal and lucrative opportunities Detroit residents have provide to suburban lawyers and doctors. All of these denial and and excuses from these suburban apologists really never do confront and address the truth. Many urban residents have often been at the end of unwarranted attacks on their personhood. Bashing Detroit with fictional claims of decadence and decay has been a lethal knee jerk birthright of many suburbanites for decades. It is amusing observing the critics of mayor's comments vent their venom when the shoe is now the other foot. Crime of course never stops at the water's edge nor does Crime take the time to register the area code and zip code of its victims. Crime flourishes often because it knows that division's and underdeveloped attitudes make it easy for it to prey on good people. Drug use and criminal activity are fixtures in the suburbs as well as the city. Those who make excuses and wage open attacks and whisper campaigns against people who have the courage to discuss these truths only make it easier for the culture of crime because of course Crime does not care where its victims live or their ethnic or racial or national origin . Crime is an equal opportunity product of america.

Acting White???

I have never read nor observed any studies on the underdevelopment of white students and the failure of white students to become icons like MLK, Mandela and the like. In this society there is always currency and a marketplace to dissect black life and have cocktail discussions on how contemptible we are.. I will continue to reject, defeat and attack those in this country who have contempt for black life and our cultural genius. The proliferation and marketing of destructive propaganda like notions of black children rejecting their own genius and skill set because of political propaganda being cultivated by right wing conservatives will never be accepted in this quarter...

Margaret Garner

I attended the premiere of Margaret Garner to acknowledge not only the efforts of the MOT but to also pay a continuing homage to the ancestors of one of America's two holocausts on these shores. It was not my first opera nor will it be my last . I had hopes of observing up close and personal the spectacle of a masterpiece but it was not to be partly no doubt because of the nature of the subject matter and the continuing inability of those in the high art world of Opera to grasp the attention and the essence of its modern day patron. Young people and others regardless of their ethnicity do not find the world of Opera as a place which appeals to their interests. The theme of Margaret Gardner from my perspective as a person of color also suffers from this same thread of thought, slavery and its stories simply do not resonate today not because they lack substance or importance but because there are so many other more contemporary themes and stories which have verve and have the ability to echo and reflect the themes of tales like Margaret Gardner. In America with regard to cultural issues many always prefer the safe route by revisiting the slavery landscape or other familiar tales of woe. I find it revealing that white theatre critics are bending over back ward to lavish praise on what is at best an above average opera. Instead of providing comments based upon the metrics of the opera reviews many opera reviewers are acting like publicists, for the MOT. I have no problem asserting that those in the high art world of opera should elevate their art form and start developing works which are not only cutting edge but cultivates and creates a marriage between the opera world and those on the outside thinking about coming a part of this wonderful art form and cultural treasure. For once I wish those in our artistic ruling class will forsake its reliance on tradition and take a leap into the high art of present day icons and spectacle . I would love to attend a premiere of a New American Opera that reflects the passion, genius, wit,drama of today's living legends and stories. What I experience this past weekend was not spellbinding opera.

Over the Fence

Over the years much has been written and spoken about Detroit and its suburbs often the exchange has been negative, emotional, destructive and of course racist depending on what side of 8 mile the comments originated from. During the evolution of Detroit's suburbs the early dialogue was often just predictable banter between city versus suburban lifestyles however after the riots of 1967 the exchange between the two venues became more racial and more adversarial. The emergence of Coleman Young on the scene and the bitter aftermath of the 1967 riot increased the temperature between the city and the suburbs. This bitter fallout in conjunction with the usual differences of opinions between a city and and its outsiders has been a thorn in this region's side for decades. The depth of interaction between Detroit and its suburbs remains stained with race . Now this interaction is being impacted by the emerging issues of class, non-white ethnic groups and new immigration trends. As with all things in life change never stops and new realities emerge out of the texture of change. Detroit remains a predominately black city but now it's ring suburbs are no longer lily white enclaves. Today Detroit's suburbs have large black populations and the usual battles between black Detroiters and white suburbanites is now complicated by interactions between Black folks on both sides of the border. Today many black Detroit residents now reside in the suburbs yet they still seek to retain ties with the city. Many of us have family, friends, memories and a special love for the city and we want to be part of its past glory and its future destiny. However, like our white neighbors we face anger, resentment and even contempt we when dared to offer up opinions and ideas on the city's ills and decay. It can be stated that some of the attacks from those in the city who resent and reject our overtures are as intense and ugly as the early confrontations between black detroiters and white suburbanites back in the day. Detroit residents of course have a right to their own sovereignty and should reject unwanted and unwarranted intervention from outsiders when such intervention insults and causes hardship for Detroit residents. However black suburban residents who have love for the city should also reject and attack those in the city who harm the city. Backward notions like zip code envy and hometown loyalty based upon denial should never be allowed to block solutions and ideas which enhance the growth of the city. Petty grievances based upon one's zip code and area code should not be tolerated while the city to falls into an abyss. Black folks who reside in Detroit's suburbs have a wealth of intellectual and social capital. Detroit deserves access to these assets . The future of the city no longer resides exclusively with those in the city. We must partner and collaborate because at the end of the day we share the same objectives! The old paradigms of city versus suburbs and of White suburbanites against Black Detroiters no longer has any currency. I have a lot of interests in the city and I intend to protect, cultivate, and harvest these concerns. I will not allow those who harbor contempt for my zip code and my class status prevent me from being a partner with the city I love. We are partners for life....

Open Range aka Universal Candidacy

At every level of public governance across the country and here locally in our state there has been a huge outcry about the lack of quality candidates in the market place for voters to select from when a civil office is open and a election is required. The candidates who decide to run for public office on every level have in many elections left a lot to be desire from the nature of their platforms to the degree of their character. Voters are clamoring for a new paradigm in which to select candidates to represent their interests in all matters of public business and service.

There is simply a demand for a process which provides for more qualified candidates especially in venues where arbitrary residency rules and eligibility protocol often acts to limit the probability of better and more qualified choices for the electorate to select from. The basic truth is that many ex residents of a city still have a stake hold in the city and many seek to help and give back in a meaningful way but are banned from becoming elective candidates because they do not live in the jurisdictions of the public offices.

To addressed this political reality my firm has developed an protocol which has the potential to improve governance at every level of electoral politics. We created this evolutionary idea with respect for the legacy of democracy, one man one vote, home rule , voting rights act and our constitutional rights and safeguards.

PLANE IDEAS Political Construct:

ANYONE can run for an elected office regardless of their domicile but only the voters of that city, district, county have the vested right to cast a vote for a candidate . This posture allows for the local eligible voter to retain sovereignty and final control over their political affairs. No voter disenfranchisement exists and home rule remains the sole province of the voter. Exclusionary residency rules and other non-inclusive candidacy eligibility measures are not in play when elected public offices are up for grabs. This is not a paradigm for a metropolitan type of government.

This approach provides all voters with an increased pool of candidates and it does not penalize anyone because of one's domicile. What drives this enhanced approached is the voters demand for an larger pool of qualified candidates who are not precluded or banned from seeking public office because of the candidate's eligibility and domicile.

Michigan citizens and voters deserve the best candidate in the marketplace not just those who live within the electoral borders . Citizens and voters should not be handicapped or handcuffed by the lack of qualified candidates when so many of them are available and seeking to serve

Monday, June 29, 2009

Fires Still Burning

Our nation's supreme court had an opportunity to put out the fires of disparate treatment in fire departments across the land yet did nothing today to augment and diversify the ranks of fire departments in our country which remains the most segregated public service departments in municipal governments in America. Our supreme court was wrong before in the Dred Scott and Plessey rulings which sanctioned segregation and 2nd class citizenship for Black citizens and other people of color. This supreme court decision continues the ugly firewall against inclusion and opportunity in our country. Black firefighters in New Haven remained on the sidelines behind their white peers when it comes to promotions. This result does not assist in dousing any cultural and racial fires across the nation.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

FBI OVERKILL

So after all the noise and posturing all the FBI could yield was a derivative felony plea from Monica Conyers. The FBI with all of its resources' was unable to secure for the citizens of Detroit a resignation nor even a cooperation commitment from Monica Conyers to to sink a corporate enterprise that put this entire illegal saga into play. The FBI remains our nation's most impotent law enforcement agency from its massive incompetency in securing urban cities from drug cartels to the security of our borders and the serenity of our public buildings. White supremacists groups are flourishing and internet crimes are proliferating and street gangs rule the night. Political criminals are not a lethal threat to our security nor an evil which keeps parents and seniors up all night. I remain unimpressed by the overkill and inflated bravado of the FBI in the Conyers saga. It that all there is??

Friday, June 26, 2009

NEWSFLASH..NEWSFLASH..NEWSFLASH

As a result of a number of demands from countless people next week on this site PLANE IDEAS will publish every day insights, comments, recommendations, mantra, analysis, opinions, on all things that matter....






"WHERE IDEAS HAVE VALUE"

Michael Jackson- The Thrill is never gone..

Thanks for all of the music and happiness you gave me simply by listening and dancing to your music..Image the genius of his art the ability to inject into a person's spirit a great feeling..Now that is power..

I think I will inject myself right now.....What should I play today.......

Monday, May 25, 2009

Hate Mail

I got a letter in the mail the other day..It was so full of venom, anger, hate ...

My reaction was not fear but one of sadness that a human being would have that much pain and hate towards another human being..

So sad...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Insanity of The Chatter Class

Recently I had the misfortune of blogging on a couple of so-called Black artists sites and I even had the audacity to express my opinions that were not sucking up or kissing the hosts of these sites asses..

Facebook, Myspace, Blogger, can all kiss my Black ass...Bite me ...

The reaction has been insane from amusement to saddness. I had no idea people treat these shallow sites as if they were thier children or pets..The emotional attachment to web sites is fuckin tragic on so many layers..

The chatter class has revealed a hugh volume of freaking losers...What a series of cluster fucks these folks are..

I am never going to fuck my blog site, eat it, touch it, cut my wrists, emote, whatever ...

"makes you wanna holla and throw up both ya hands...

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Human Gravity

I like this truth about the nature of human beings...Our lives reflect the natural order of the universe and the laws of the universe...of course it makes perfect logic and sense given we are elements in the Universe..

What goes up comes down.....

What goes in comes out...

What goes left..goes right..

What goes round..goes round again...

We live..We die..

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Memories

Remember .....Remember......Remember.......

Business and Government Experiments..

Hybrid companies based upon taxpayer ownership of private companies i.e GM. Chrysler, this is the beginning of a new economic foundation. Based upon the marriage between private companies , unions and the government....

Life Planning or Planning Life..

One could imagine planning one's life traditionally should start at the beginning of a life but
One could reason perhaps life planning can occur at any time during one's existence..

For many people as a result of the global economic marketplace entire life plans have been altered for others many are at the orgins of planning a life...

Life Planning or Planning Life?????

Being Here

Alive..Aware..Around....

Right Here..Right There.....Right Now...

In the Moment

Right Here...Right There...Right Now..

In the Flow

Right Here....Right There.....Right Now...

Alive...Aware.....Around....




KNOWING

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Now is the Moment..

Why wait..Go for it..Be Bold


MAKE A DIFFERENCE....


I DO...............................

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Impending Obama Backlash.....

Will his adversaries surface and provide worthy ideas and progressive insights or will they come in droves as angry foes betrayed by thier own ignorance and the need to scapegoat...

This day will come.....

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Inspire Me...

Is that to much to ask of others....

Knowing Self...

Why not spend an entire day simply on self discovery....Consider the possibilities....

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Evolution of the End......

To many of late are ranting over the future of the media and how life as we know it will never been the same because some many pillars of society are falling daily under the pressures of a global world..

I take the approach that the end of something is not always a negative but a position that some things should die and be destroyed for the good. From my platform I view the demise of cities, corporations, values, principles, and even life are truths which deserve to die.

I have no intention of sweating over the end of things, I perfer to bring in the birth of new ideas, cities, truths and life.....

Monday, March 16, 2009

God Bless America...

I know our nation has the capacity to be a wonderful place. I will do what I can to make our nation live up to its ideals......

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Black Apologist in the Post Racial Era

A constant fixture and reality of our nation's racial landscape has been the presence of Black Apologists. The Black community has always had figures in our culture who would make excuses and explanations for white racism at the expense of Black folks.

This development has created a cottage industry for many Black professionals in the MSM. Low self esteem Black folks have rushed to fill this void and produce for the MSM commentaries,books and lectures with tortured reasoning and disjointed logic of how it is now Black America that plays the race card and invokes victimhood.

According to the script written by these new Black media darlings our nation is not racist it is Black Americans that are the new bigots and racists. The mantra of this post racial era is to ignore cause and effect . Fiction instead of reality is the uniform of this era.

In the post racial era deflection, avoidance, dismissal are the principles which fuel the discussion of race in our nation. It is tragic observing the conductors of this movement are often Black folks in the media.....

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Chatter Class=Intellectual Cowards

The internet with it's ability to hide behind the firewalls of visibility and accountibility is the latest venue for cowarldy lions and cheap short artists who talk trash , indict and excercise vulgarity against those they would fear up close and personal in the light.

The chatter class which occupied space on these venues used these platforms to spit venom and demonize those who dare to put a face and a name to thier comments and beliefs.

There is nothing of value of posted by these chatter class cowards. These electonic wimps and pussies only seek to snipe and destroy honest and pure discourse. These kill joy slugs make life on the internet a landmine to navigate .

Proceed with caution intellectual cowards are in the ether.....

Thursday, February 26, 2009

To many Details....

Our parents knew there was so much hate and contempt for us as Black kids they simply did not give us full disclosure 24/7 about the state of affairs for Black folks in America...I think such advice even works today...I do not need to know all the details..I can see between walls and smell things around corners and touch hands that remain cold even in a hot sun...I even know what time it is without wearing a watch..

From offensive cartoons to nasty emails .... To many details.. I can fill in the blanks ..I know what is out there....

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Role Models..

I have no problem with any Black person in any capacity in our nation both in the public or private sector just being normal and not a super negro. I reject the notion that Black Folks have to step up our image now that we have BO in the white house.
I have evolved pass the standard created by white privledge that requires Black folks to always be the best just to prove and validate for whites and others that we are worthy of being. I reject the racist math that I have to be x times better than whites that is not the formula or metrics I live by.
Black Americans in our country have endured every manner of ridicule and depravity so the idea that We must now be good negroes and coloreds is offensive and insults the very legacy of our historical existence here in America.
Black folks do not owe America any thing, we are not compelled or obligated to measure up to it's standards in part becuase these standards do not themsleves reflect merit or principle. From my vantage point we have already pass the tests of civility and worth the day we emerged on this planet....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Multiverse: Numerous Universes

Yeah I just experience for me a profound moment..I realized I am living in a multiverse existence...I know for those who are reading this I am out there ...Truth is I just realize from my point of reference I am now totally conscious..My entire life and existence has brought me to this basic profound truth..

I have always lived not in a universe but a multiverse a place where my being has numerous meanings, realities, roles, feelings, existence, whatever....

I am human and more..I am a Black and more..I am a man and more..I am an artist and more..I am a father and more..I am a husband and more..I am a friend and more..I am a comrade and more..I am alive and more..

I am multiversal being.....Lol,Lol,Lol....Wow what is in store for me now.....Lol,Lol, LOL

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sales Model Based on Depravity

The Detroit News on it's front page published a picture of a frozen dead man( photo displayed only his shoes above the ice)

I simply cannot get the image of Johnnie Redding out of mind despite numerous attempts to clutter my brain with nonsense and the rigors of daily life of late in this region. The one constant stream of thought which remains a part of my mental ordeal is how the DN paper has succumbed to the pressures of this marketplace. The DN with it's decision to ignore basic journalistic standards and engaged in a market model of titillating voyeur theme reporting is a stain on the legacy of the DN. It is apparent there is an absence of vision and ideas at the paper. It is revealing that no one at the DN has the capacity to navigate and lead the paper through these difficult economic times. The reliance on shock and awe journalism is not the model for recovery nor the posture of progressive leadership . In truth such a business model has a short shelf life and will never prosper once the lights come back on. From my vantage point the DN descent into the publication of depravity and inhumanity as a model to sale papers is beyond the pale. From my vantage point even the your efforts to redeem some sense of dignity and journalistic integrity with the Johnnie Redding follow up reporting was to late and very pretentious at best. Many people like me are trying to make a difference in our region. We will prevail despite the corporate, institutional and indivual indifference that for to long has been a part of this region's dna. I will never forgive the DN for this display of journalistic indifference...... NEVER

Friday, January 30, 2009

Masters of the Universe..Lost at Sea

What is amazing and revealing about the economic meltdown is how so many experts from the business sector, academic arena and the political camps are all lost at sea. Reliable information and the ability to trust those in the business areana to provide viable economic forecasts and trends is simply not present in today's marketplace.

None ofthe usual business experts and common house hold names on Wall Street or professors who are media guru's have a clue nor do any of these folks have any real time solutions and recommendations on how to slow down the economic train wreck...

Truth is the what we are observing in chatter class of fiscal talking heads is a bunch of confused people. All of their expertise, experience, seasoned knowledge, insider information none of it amounts to anything of substance and value....

The so called masters of the universe are taking a ass kicking and none of thier posturing and musings have any clout or traction in the marketplace of fragile stock markets and pink slip workplaces.. ..

The question is then what does one do in an economic climate that seems unstable, fragile, tentative and down right spookie. To discover and search for the most most important , powerful, awesome force in the Universe to nativigate out of these troubled waters and times one needs to just look into thier mirror....


Obama Era Operations Handbook

In our nation the bulk of America has never had a Black person in charge..Most americans have never had a Black educator, supervisor, doctor, lawyer, broker, counselor etc...
So out of the gate Obama as the # HNIC that alone will be a cultural shock for bulk of our nation.

Obama Era

It was worth every boring media account, every potent but tired tale of inequity, every well-intended but misguided generational lecture and sermon. Even cultural pity, warm collective handshaking and boundless embraces from those like me who shared the memory of our country's tortured racial legacies - none of these things or truths measured up to the raw reality of today.
This day was sacred to the essence of words unwritten, emotions unmatched and belief suspended but occupied with love. Today, I can whisper to myself, sing Negro gospel hymns in my shower and echo these words in moments of silence as well as in the corridors of the public square:
President Barack Obama of the United States of America.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Black Folks in the Obama Era

Black Americans should leverage Obama. I am pass the emotion and celebration of the end of white privilege and white supremacy in the white house. I contributed to the breaking of the color line and I expect to leverage and take advantage of my efforts and my work over decades in seeking to make our country live up to its ideals . Yet I have encounter a number of people with the opinion that Black people should not seek to press our new president based upon his hue and cultural footprints. Now from my vantage point such a posture and position is foolish, silly and counterproductive on so many levels. It makes no sense to not capitalize on a product I help polish for mass consumption. Black America poured cultural capital into Prez Obama part of his being is the creation of Black America. We were not only his cultural mentor but his landscape and soil . Black Americans were his practice dummies on the field of America's racial games. Those who clamor to the obsolete mantra of a color blind america are living in an obsolete world and there is nothing progressive about ignoring the obvious and the raw truth of reality and the fact of race in our society. From my platform to be truly progressive is to acknowledge existence of one's race and then not be a bigot. Obama is a person of color he is a nonwhite president and as such he has a relationship with nonwhites whether he likes it or not. I have no respect for those who seek to dismiss and deflect and ignore the obvious about race and it's role in our nation and now in the white house. I have no reservations nor will I have any regrets when people accuse me of playing the 'race card" with Obama. Black americans have endured centuries of race based contempt to now expect us to ignore it when we have suffered and died for this moment is an insult and a affront to universal truth. It is a human condition to seek a bond and relationship with another who shares your experience. I offer no apology nor will I moderate or remain passive in seeking to leverage Obama in the white house. Black americans should ignore and dismiss those who claim we are seeking revenge, payback, reparations, special treatment as we seek to leverage our Black agenda in an Obama era white house. I offer no apology at all in my quest to leverage Obama in the white house it is what americans have down for 43 administrations prior to an Obama white house. I can now stop singing negro gospel spirituals in my shower and start practicing my handshake for my white house meeting to come with President Obama .