Sunday, July 04, 2010

Mocha Chocalata!:Curbside ViewsBBOP-Review::The BigSnitchola --Black Belt of Poverty Review-On the TightRope!

In an earlier review it was said. 'So, sweet city of somber solace, seek to soothe your unsatisfied soul; as the souls of the sidewalk sepulchres scream bloody murder. You, who ritually deliver young souls into temptation, where will you disquise as you try to slide to a slow dirge, mimicking the pain that so many have lived with and do now sing and play and dance with. Yeah, it is true what that song say, "everybody want to sing my blues, nobody want to live my blues."
Speaking of the Crescent City then, and now as Louisiana experiences the latest "catastrophic occurrence" -OIL; the America we dreamed of is farther distancing itself from a final [r]evelation of what it might have become. "Meriknoir" [Black-America/Afro-America or Americans of African descent] is experiencing a morphing in which it does not have the luxury of belaboring the point.

While folks are trying to figure out if they are with the current POTUS, the opposition is taking us back to the 1870's. When you consider the current atmosphere in Louisiana - one black congressman from NOLA, the first since the end of Reconstruction; gone with the wind. And currently, a state senator in federal court, two city-councilmen yet to be arraigned federal court and four mayors under FBI investigation in La. Middle District US Atty Office. The New Roads "investigation" is ongoing and hot. The new US Atty for the middle district is a Pointe Coupee native. Recently, the Mayor of New Roads spoke out against the way the Victoria Gosserand case initiated. Gosserand is charged with crimes resulting in the death of 23 year old Terri Parker. An indictment of vehicular homicide was handed down. The "colonel" and his general will be doing all possible to put things in the proper perspective.

It is without doubt the "ruling class" is pushing to regain control of lost ground.
Factor in the attempt to dismantle the current White House Administration through an Article 5 Constitutional Convention emanating from New Orleans.

State Rep. Nick Lorusso, who represents Lakeview and portions of Mid-City, wants Congress to call a convention of state legislatures for the purpose of amending the U.S. Constitution.

A Republican attorney who was elected to the Louisiana Legislature in 2007, Lorusso cites Article V of the U.S. Constitution, which states that if 34 state legislatures apply for a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution, Congress is required to call one. NOLA Story.

Lorusso sponsored several resolutions in the recent Legislation session calling for the Article 5 Convention. Of Course, un-beknownst to the masses, other states with similar interest are prepared to become a part of the initiative. All the while WE, the people are trying to figure out if we support the brother!

Recently two segments of 'Meriknoir' thinkers & activist debated about the need for a Black Agenda. Then on April 20, 2010 an Oil Well blow out, blew-up and continues to contaminate. Black Agenda v. Code Noire ::-:: If there ever was any doubt about reparations, Farrakhan broke down in Atlanta June 26, 2010.

New Orleans is scheduled to host the first meeting of the World Deltas Dialogue in October 2010. How, appropriate. And who knew?

The facts of this blow-out will cause the ultimate debacle of commerce as we know it globally.
The Government is not letting you know everything about the Gulf Oil Spill. Benzene in incredible amounts is being released into the air. People are getting sick. UN Vans by the thousands are parked in secluded areas out of sight from the public on AF Base in Florida just below Jacksonville. They are also in many other areas. Gassed to Death

That said, black folks everywhere are still figuring out what to make of this new era. New Day!?!
While all of this is going on, the judgment that is on the Land is exacerbated because there is no justice in the Land & the justice that is, is especially so unjust in Louisiana.

Each year the state legislature is steadily criminalizing [passing laws felonizing] more people.

Yet, the LAW [the lawman] kills citizens by lethal force & nothing happens, they are let off. Currently, in Winn Parish, Louisiana; Scott Nugent tortured Baron "Scooter" Pikes to death January 17, 2008
. Several delays have occurred.

In Chicago torturer Jon Burge's recent conviction has sparked US Rep Danny Davis to sponsor a bill that would make police torture a crime against humanity. In another instance a 15 year old was beat by Houston police.

Gun violence, in 'Meriknoir' communities are prevalent in communities of all sizes. Towns of rural populations of less than 3,000 to metropolises are influenced by retaliative response, brought on by "a terror influenced society", hellbent on an eye for an eye.

Letters: Integration was necessary in our society


The letter "An unexpected casualty of affirmative action" [June 27] overlooks the fact that the affirmative-action initiative was not set forth to provide preference to nonwhites, but to integrate them into the workforce at a time when they were completely excluded from society.

I'll admit that in recent years the term has become grossly overused and has lost its original meaning. The integration of nonwhites into the workforce and the school systems (college acceptances, etc.) was, and still is, an extremely important factor in our society today. For too long "middle-age white men" were the predominant candidates for almost every job position, with the exception of those belittled and left for women (secretarial, educational, etc.).

On the other hand, just because someone who is applying for a certain position hears that a department is expected to "fill their open positions according to the affirmative-action plan" does not necessarily mean that he or she will pass up a perfectly qualified and exceptional candidate due to race. If that is the case, then the original ideals of the affirmative-action plan are being abused, twisted and made counterproductive.

No single person should be preferred based on race, whether or not they are black and are given preference due to affirmative action, or white and are being given preference due to racism. The suggestion that middle-age white men have been the targets of racial profiling (a gross overstatement, in my opinion) in recent years has some truth to it; but it has merely been the realization of their dominance in the workforce and society's attempts to create a more balanced platform for those of any race, gender, or religion. If a certain amount of "racial profiling" is necessary for creating an integrated society, then so be it.

Danielle Rico


August 26, 2010 The Week:End

GOP's Agenda to Change the Constitution | Anti-Violence Summit held in Harlem | Alveda King & Glenn Beck | Bernice King & the SCLC | Brady Campaign & 'Reclaiming the Dream' | Glen Beck | The Rural Grocery Crisis | New Organizing Institute | Solving Poverty | Open Letter to Dr. King by George Curry | Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement | Arne Duncan - Edu-Bus Tour starts in Little Rock | Katrina-5 | Black Pearl

hlr-from BBOP-'06

Since Black New Orleans and Poor New Orleans was held in this "depth of poverty" for the lucrative value of a readily available working class; and now an opportunity exists to capitalize further on another at the expense of the others, forced upon deprivations of the most recent last forty years of payback for even desiring to be free, let lone equal. How Declaration of Independence American Can New Orleans Ruling Class Be.

Gosserand pleads not guilty

  • Advocate Westside bureau
  • Published: Aug 26, 2010

Victoria Gosserand pleaded not guilty this morning in the Dec. 23 killing of one woman and the injuring of another in New Roads.

Gosserand, 24, was arraigned in a Pointe Coupee Parish courtroom today. A grand jury indicted her in February on one count each of vehicular homicide and first-degree negligent injuring.

Gosserand was behind the wheel in the Dec. 23 wreck that killed Terri Parker, 23, and sent Kyle Riviere, 23, to a hospital with serious injuries.

Assistant District Attorney Tony Clayton said the Ventress woman’s blood-alcohol content was 0.30, or nearly four times the 0.08 level at which a person is considered to be driving drunk, the night of the wreck.

New Roads Police Officer Brandon Spillman, who witnessed the wreck, testified in March shortly before his Louisiana National Guard unit deployed to Iraq.

Spillman said he was parked in a vacant lot while on duty around midnight at the intersection of False River Drive and Hospital Road when he witnessed Gosserand speed through a red light without attempting to stop or slow down.

The impact of the crash sent both Gosserand’s sport utility vehicle and Riviere’s Toyota Camry spinning through the intersection, Spillman said.

The officer said he saw a large object, which turned out to be Camry passenger Parker of New Roads, flying through the air. When Parker landed about 30 feet from the point of impact, Riviere’s car appeared to run over her body, Spillman said.

Spillman said he detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from an “aggressive and uncooperative” Gosserand. Later, at Pointe Coupee General Hospital, it took several hospital staffers, Spillman and Gosserand’s father to restrain the cursing and flailing woman, he said.

After Spillman’s testimony, defense attorney Rob Marionneaux told 18th Judicial District Judge Alvin Batiste that Gosserand was scheduled to enter a treatment program. He did not specify what kind of treatment Gosserand would be getting.