First Lady Booed at Nascar, What the heck?

So the first lady went to a NASCAR event and instead of receiving a round of applause and a strong sense of welcome, love, and warmth, she is met with a round of boos. The very people doing the booing should not only be ashamed of themselves, but they should pack their bags and get the heck out of America. What kind of nonsense is that? You “boo” your First Lady? Not only is it disrespectful it shows a lack of intellect and manners on their part. I wish someone would “boo” the Queen of Saudi Arabia Fathima Kulsum  and see if they don’t get their behinds sliced.

And yes I am comparing a Queen to the First Lady because the title of being the First lady is important similar to how the title of President is viewed with prestige. First of all I have never liked NASCAR and I’m glad I don’t cause their fans are simple-minded and out of touch with reality and overall rude. American’s seem not to understand how they are making themselves appear to the outside world. Not only do they disrespect their President, but also their first lady, if I was a person in another country waying in on what I saw, I would almost commend the police for pepper spraying the American people.

Those people should be glad that Mrs. O’ Bama graced them with her presence cause let’s be honest what other first lady gave a hoot what NASCAR and its crazy fans were doing or what the “sport” was about? Yep, none. Then to top it off Rush Limbaugh that body of flesh that calls itself a man had the audacity to say something along the lines of: “The NASCAR people know in their hearts that the O’ Bama’s don’t like white people.” Umm…. *PAUSE*

What? I mean seriously didn’t the President basically tell the African-American congregation to shut up, sit the flip down, and stop complaining, but put boot-to-ass when the GOP allowed a homosexual male that served his country to be booed on television? That wasn’t for us that was for the whites in the LBGT community that were already waiting and ready to wrap their rainbow flags around a few politician’s necks.

I do not like Rush and other white supremacist like him that spew garbage out their mouth and that further ensures that white people continue to be paranoid that “their country” is being taken from their hands, not to mention that they illegally occupied this continent around the 1400s without regard to the people already living here, but that is a post for another day.

Screw you NASCAR along with your idiotic fans that booed their first lady simply because she doesn’t need to tan and still looks younger than all the first lady’s combined, yeah I went there. I could easily say it is NASCAR, I mean the sport barely has any people of color in it and it’s still predominantly a white sport; however, that is letting them off too easy. They are old enough to know that they should respect a person above their caliber, one who is just as important as the President, and one that is truly being amazing in the face of all the backlash she has gotten simply for being a person and woman of color.

They should be lucky I’m not their First Lady because I would have a bunch of ninja’s as my body-guards and you can boo me if you want, but you will get  dealt with like this and that’s if I’m in a good mood.

Jai’von Simpson Hero :)

Jaivon and his sister

A 10-year-old boy, from Memphis, named Jai’von Simpson along with his little brother and sister were on their way home after getting off the bus, when a 6 ft1 inch man grabbed his sister and began dragging her away. Despite being scared Jai’von grabbed his sister’s other arm and was able to free her from the kidnappers grasp and get home safely.

Now this is the type of news that brings a smile to the face of anyone reading it. Go Simpson! Click the link to read the story and see their interview.

Missing: Ardelia “Dee Dee” Coleman

She is a 24-year-old woman about to give birth, she is 9-months pregnant. She was dropped off at St. Joseph’s Hospital Monday morning around eight o’ clock, by her family, to have a C-section. When her family came back later to see her she wasn’t there and neither was she registered at the hospital.

She was last seen wearing a shoulder-length black wig and a white t-shirt that has the words “Atlanta” on it written in gold letters with a dark-colored jacket. More info here.

If anyone has any information please contact: Lexington Police (859) 258-3600.

Where are Our Children?

I said a few posts back that I would write a post about missing children of color and the lack of media attention given to them. In October the news was focused on a missing blond-haired, blue-eyed 8-year-old boy with autism, named Robert Wood Jr. Robert was found by a good person that did not harm him in any way. Do not get me wrong, I could care less about the ethnicity of a child when one goes missing, but not too long ago I wrote about Kathy Nicole Leath a woman mentally handicapped that had gone missing a long with her child, but was found. In the situation one could say the age difference, situation, location, gender, and so on could be a factor why Robert got media attention and Kathy didn’t, but the only difference that is obvious and that mattered is their race.

I never intended for this blog to talk about missing people or children period, but the first post about Rachael sparked my interest to talk about this.

The lack of media attention toward missing children of color is not something new; it has been going on for many years. How many people of color that grew up would hear their parents or guardians say “children of color don’t get kidnapped?” Now why would they say that or think that? Because all the media ever shows are missing white children and women, let me list the famous missing cases the media has focused on that got nationwide attention: Elizabeth Smart, Robyn Gardner, Natalee Holloway, Katherine Phillips, and Caylee Anthony.

Elizabeth smart’s case continues to be talked about along with Natalee Holloway, but silence is given when it comes to Phylicia Barnes and others like her. Right now there are four girls that I have blogged about that are still missing: Mishell Nicole Green, Jahessey Shockley, Malkia Knauls  Emmy Luu, and neither has gotten national coverage, neither have been plastered on my television screen, neither of their faces have been put on the news and the only difference is that they are people of color. They are neglected and their families are left to fend for themselves without help from the very country they pay taxes to.

Where the 24 hour coverage is for them as there was for their white counter parts? Where is the exhausting of police resources the involvement of the FBI for these children? Where are our children?

Some people do not believe that the media is bias when it comes to missing people of color, but they are, the media is quicker to show a person of color being handcuffed than one missing. There is a name for this the Missing white woman Syndrome. The color of ones skin does matter in this country even if we do not do it individually or want to believe it.

This is why sites like Black&Missing along with their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/bamfiorg give me hope; hope that in the coming years we can pull resources together and amongst ourselves ensure that all is done for focus to be placed on our children. That we can demand this country to give our children the protection and recognition that they deserve when they go missing. I truly believe that a lot of cases in which the people of color end up dead could have been prevented if the media had treated issue as a national issue rather than a local one or turning a blind eye to it.

I will repeat again: any child missing regardless of race I want to be found, however I do want our children, the Africans, African-Americans, Native-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and so on, that go missing to be given the equal amount of attention as their white counterparts. So please understand that when you retweet, send, mention, or do whatever possible to help get the word out for these children to be found you are doing more than you knows. Not every child can be found, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t try.

I want to get to a point where I no longer have to ask where are our children.