Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year! My visit with beloved Drew!

Hi Blog readers!

Had to remove last two post. Gosh. What was I thinking?  I promise to blog better in the New Year.  Every now and again a post will be "raw'" but mostly I want to write  meaniful post that  push CAJD closer to the goal of getting the prosectuor to resign.

Just came from seeing beloved Drew. Yep that's how I started off my NY's eve.  I visited Andrew along with his Dad and my cousin TNT.  22 years and I'm still hanging strong with Andrew's papa.  We absolutely love that boy. Andrew should not be in prison!  He's got two fking loving parents.  Darn it.

I'm not going to any fancy parties tonight. I actually think I'm going to pop my head at my church for the breakfast and the service of course.  I love being in church on NY.

Finally, Happy New Year folks. Don't do anything that I wouldn't do....and that means you're free to do whatever you like.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Raise a thousand dollars worth of hell in the New Year--and answer some questions!

Typing this from my Christmas blackberry and with great difficulty. Forgive any and all typos. This screen is so tiny.

OK I had to jump of that tiny "suck" blackberry.  Anyway, there are a lot of positive things that  I plan to do in the New Year.
The biggest thing that  I want to do is to live my life more purposefully. I never forgot that the man upstairs has a purpose and plan for each of our lives. I don't understand it totally, but the bank robbery was His plan for Andrew's life.  That one still hurts. It really does.

I made a pact with my friend, an attorney, to up the stakes and we both agreed that in 2010 we were going to raise a boat load of hell!That's not a contradiction of living your life with a deliberate purpose, I don't think, because sometimes to get your voice heard you have to give em' hell. 
Giving them hell does not mean that you do anything stupid or illegal (can you believe those protesters actually tripped the runner at the Olympic trials--that was whacked and mean), it means that if you have to come out with creative ways to let your voice be heard--than by any means necessary. 

Happy New Year Blog Readers.   Some questions to ponder:

What was the highlight of your year?  Why was it so significant to you?

The highlight of my year was seeing my cousin graduate from college. Positive, young black man.

What was the biggest challenge you overcame this year?  In what ways are you stronger because of it?  Who did you call to help you through it.?

The biggest challenge that I overcame this year was writing my book. Oh, and producing the Halloween play "Murder on Thick wit-it hill" In about 45 days I came up with a concept for a play, pulled my younger cousin TNT in to help me write and co-produce, and the play was not God awful. Obviously it had flaws, but it wasn't God awful and we received great feedback.  I'm stronger because of that play because often I let lack of perfection hold me back. As an example I knew my book or that play was not perfect. But it was perfectly-completed. I completed two projects. That's a good thing because I sometimes don't complete my projects.

What brought you joy this year?  How could you incorporate more of it into your life in the New Year?

I’m pretty pleased that my younger son is on track to graduate. That has brought me joy. He’s not an academic star, but he’s on the field.  He’s well-mannered and easy going, and he’s a joy.  How can I get more joy in my life?  I guess if I continue to allow myself to form friendships. I’ve met some cool friends this year.

What are you most grateful for in 2009? Why?

The book.  My book.  I wrote that little imperfect thang. And I’m proud of it.

Humbly, Sincerely,

FBK CAJD- my little imperfect-perfect blog.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Hey Blog Readers--

Happy Holidays and many more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Turkey in the oven.

Baked my cookies.

Later will wrap my little humble gifts.

Best, Humbly,


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Proud Mama (Cousin) University of Toledo Graduate

****pictures have been removed July 26, 2013***
December 19, 2009.

Above is a picture of AB's older cousin and best friend. He's 23, one year older.
In fact he's the reason that AB went to the University of Toledo.

Shawn graduated on Saturday December 19th with two Bachelor degrees.

I was glad to attend the graduation and certainly it was bitter-sweet.  I wish my grandmother, my beloved Grandmother could have attended (although she watched from heaven), and I wish AB was there with him graduating.

I'm so damn proud of my cousin.  You won't read about him on the evening news.  Young and black, handsome and talented.

Kudo's Shawn.  What's next?  He's possibly starting an internship with a local sports team (one degree is in marketing), if that does not work out he's considering grad school in Seattle.  Yep, rainy Seattle.  Or, and I hope this never becomes his option--joining the army!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

President Obama Chris Henry needed you!

Dear President Obama

Dear President Obama

From Washington I know that you can’t see Cincinnati. After all it’s not Russia. But we need you. I don’t think that my forthcoming request is silly, after all some people criticize whatever you do, and of course they’ll criticize you if you consider my “silly” request.

Chris Henry. Professional athlete. Father. Engaged to be married. He’d made some mistakes, haven’t we all? Memo to God. Why him?

Now that I’ve acknowledged that his actions led to his death which seems to be a prerequisite for some in America to show compassion for people that look like Chris Henry. Will you help him? Well, not Chris Henry, he’s dead. But those that look like him. Your forgotten base. You remember them, right? Baggy jeans. Saggy jeans. Clown sized un-official Barack Obama t-shirts. Juveniles that turned 18 in the youth jail that were allowed to vote for the very first time The ones that the Acorn volunteers registered. Adult ex-felons. Unemployed and can’t get a job even if some company, any company was hiring.

Damn. Why do young, black men have to go out like that? No sympathy points for them from people that think like our prosecutor. Never mind that the prosecutor types show sympathy for the white young men that drag race, on a mattress, and have fatal accidents. May they R.I.P with Chris Henry. Black, white, or other. Young and foolish.

My request to you Mr. President, being that you are the most powerful man in the United States, perhaps even the world, perhaps. Will you help those that need your help, perhaps the most? Young and black and foolish. When others are in need, we help them, you help them (foreign countries, wall street). Who is the black, young man’s daddy? Whose Wall street’s daddy? They get help and some never question if the source of their problems are self-inflicted.

Random unedited thoughts…..

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Relax Tiger.Whoring is as American as Apple pie

Relex Tiger.  Whoring is as American as apple pie.

Really. The only thing that shocked me about Tiger’s infidelities is that I mistook Tiger as the quiet straight laced type. Mr. Charity-do gooder. That other side of Tiger has taken me, and I think a lot of American’s by surprise. I’m not sure if we should be surprised, it’s the quiet ones, the ones that pretend to be holier than thou that sleep with hookers in the back seat of cars in cities like Cleveland. I think when celebrities or public figures have flamboyant personalities it’s easy to assume that they live a risqué lifestyle.

Anyway, even though Tiger won’t claim his black side, even after being shown the door back to it-- I wish him and his family well.

Meaniful post on the holidays coming soon.

Virtual protest coming  in February.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Lincoln Ware’s advice to me--Let it go!

Today 11 December Friday 2009 I called into 1230 am the Buzz--The Lincoln Ware talk show for the segment called Mad as Hell Friday. During that segment Lincoln allows callers to phone in and tell why they are mad as hell. People call in angry with everything from getting charged a late fee for late renewal of license plates, overtime wages paid to police officers, and unsolved homicides in the black community.

Today I called in because I'm mad that the Chief Legal Representative of Hamilton County, Joe Deters, has never been prosecuted for having sex with the prostitute in the car in Cleveland (allegedly). That’s when Lincoln Ware told me to let it go. Essentially he was telling me to release my frustration with the prosecutor, which I promised to do in my book. I did release. But I also suffer from relapses. Yes, like an addict it’s possible to relapse and have certain behaviors or feelings that you are trying to kick.

It’s hard to let go of my feelings of anger and frustration and pain. Not just about my son. But for all people that are over prosecuted, sentenced, convicted in the criminal just-us system. Mostly people of color. Black people. There is not one person in America that can read or see that will deny that there is flat out racism in the criminal justice systems. Facts support this.

There are those that will argue that Deters or any person isn’t responsible for young, black men who rob and kill each other. I agree. As a community advocate I work for solutions to that problem. However on this blog, mostly, I deal with issues of injustice in our criminal just-us system.


By the way Lincoln also commented to me that he was Mad As Hell that Deters now refused to come on his show, because he allowed me to come on his show. Had I been thinking, I would have asked Lincoln what it says about Deterss character in that he pouts like a bitch , refuses to have dialogue with the black community.  After all, I did not attack Deters when I came on Lincoln’s show.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Snow Day! Does the Nobel man deserve the Nobel prize?


Some food for thought.

Does the Nobel man deserve the Nobel prize?  Consider our young men of color.  Is it his fault? Absolutely not!  Is he in a position to to help those who have their sleeves rolled up to help him?  Yes!

Less than Nobel man-- Det...

I won't go there with this post.

Best, Humbly

Monday, December 7, 2009

Drew come home for X-mas (Charles Brown lyrics)

Bells will be ringing the glad glad news.

Oh, what a Christmas to have the blues.

My Drew's  gone. I have some friends

To wish me greetings once again.

Choirs will be singing Silent Night.

Christmas carols by candlelight.

Please come home for Christmas.

Please come home for Christmas.

If not for Christmas, by New Year's Night.

Friends and relations send salutations

Sure as the stars shine above,

Because it's Christmastime, my dear.

The time of year to be with the one you love.

Drew, won't you tell me you'll never go wrong.

Christmas and New Year's will find you home.

There'll be no more sorrow, no grief and no pain,

'Cause I'll be happy, happy once again.

Mmmmm, no more sorrow, no grief and no pain,

'Cause I'll be happy Christmas once again.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Deters is part-time to save money, but hires another full time staffer

Read the link below. It makes no sense. Deters the p-t prosecutor, full time black people persecutor, went to part time to save money in his office. Yet he hires a staffer to the tune of 100,000 grand. I will follow-up with this later blog readers. Out of time today.  But I will send public requests to Deters' office.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tiger--I will wear you out!

Tiger -- I will wear you out!

Damn Tiger. Every woman, at some point, I think, wants to hear those words.

However, we never want to hear it as a mistress, do we ladies?

Or as the whore? Speaking of whores….what do you (yes you reader)  think Deters whispered in that whore’s ear when he knocked her off  had sex with her in that car in Cleveland?

Do you think Deters uttered those words? I will wear you out. Nah, doubt it. The only time Deters knows how to put it down screw a person,is  when he’s throwing young, black men in jail. Well not throwing them in jail, they make the choice, Deters performs the lynching.

Virtual protest info coming soon-- promise

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

If Tiger can do it why can't Joe?

Tiger admitted his trangressions.
Does not excuse it, but some, perhaps his wife, will be able to move forward.
Admission is the 1st step towards forgiveness.

Perhaps Deters will never confess to the hooker in the car in Cleveland.  But some of us know things about Deters that he does not want any one to know.

Be sure your sins will find you out.

No one is perfect. We all have sinned and fallen short of Obama's  God's glory.  Heck,  tricking prostitution is the oldest profession on the books, so they say, but we must confess our sins......