Sunday, March 23, 2014

Smitherman: Women Acting Crazy ... Beg For Violence Against Them!

Ishton Morton. (Mugshot courtesy of Hamilton County Sheriff)
Cross-posted to my national blog on Daily Kos.
 
Is male violence against women ever acceptable? What if a woman begs for it? What if she is acting crazy? Or yelling at a meeting? Or walking around a room holding up a cell phone to record a non-secret meeting? Or trying to enter an office after a meeting has concluded and prior to the start of a dinner? What if she is doing all of these things? Are these valid excuses to push her down a flight of ice-covered stairs?! Even though it's 2014, these questions are seriously being debated in Cincinnati, Ohio. Seriously.
 
Cincinnati City Councilmember Christopher Smitherman apparently thinks women are "...acting in such a way that begs someone to [assault] them...." (source) Smitherman has a long history of taking violent actions against people he disagrees with, including women. In this blog, David Cole photographed "Smitherman being restrained by security after attempting to assault a streetcar supporter during a recent hearing at City Hall." It was widely reported that Smitherman once had a physical confrontation with former Councilmember Laure Quinlivan.

Unfortunately, no powerful women, or women's organizations, have offered balance to this powerful man's assertion that women in Cincinnati are acting in such a crazy way that it begs men to assault them. No other men in positions of power have publicly disagreed with Smitherman's sentiment, suggesting, through their silence, that they agree. (Continue reading for more on this point.)

Back in January, the Cincinnati Police Department received a complaint against Cincinnati NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) branch president Ishton Morton (pictured above in the mugshot). A young, female, dues-paying member of the NAACP told the police Morton assaulted her. The woman is an elected member of the NAACP's Executive Committee.  (Before complaining to the police, the woman asked the NAACP's national, regional, and/or state offices to intervene. The NAACP has thus far ignored her concerns.)  The woman told the police Morton assaulted her for attempting to attend a meeting.  The cops took two months to investigate the complaint. As part of their investigation, the police interviewed witnesses. On March 12, 2014, the police arrested Morton and charged him with assaulting the woman. (I decline to name the victim.)

Following Morton's arrest, Smitherman -- a self-described Black conservative with Tea Party backing, who is chairman of Council's Law & Public Safety Committee (the committee with oversight authority over the Cincinnati Police Department) -- inserted himself into the case.

Even though Smitherman wasn't present at the time of the reported assault, and the Cincinnati Police Department conducted an independent investigation of the incident and concluded there was enough evidence to warrant arresting Morton and filing a criminal complaint against him, The Cincinnati Enquirer asked Smitherman for his views on the incident. (Smitherman is a past president of the Cincinnati NAACP branch.) Smitherman let loose.
Smitherman said he does not think Morton attempted to harm (the woman).
"I do not believe he put his hands on her at all," he said.
Oh, those scatter-brained women!!! They're always always acting crazy and misinterpreting things. How could a woman know whether or not a man assaulted her??? After all, she's a woman!  Smitherman wasn't there and he does not believe Morton did it, and he is a man, so that's all that matters, right? What credible news organization would include Smitherman's comments? Unless they were trying to set him up, why did The Enquirer include the comments?
"This is a pattern from them."
Smitherman said when he was president, several women, including Taylor, would come into meetings, often at the end, and purposely disrupt them.
"Their style is to come in and yell and shout and disrupt the meeting, and I'm sure that President Morton understood that," he said. "They are people that have been consistently disruptive to executive committee meetings."
The women were also disruptive at the unit's general meetings, Smitherman said.
"These ladies were acting out in such a crazy way, I would have to have security there to try to keep up my general meetings," he said.
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The women cause a scene, acting in such a way that begs someone to touch them in order to escort them out, Smitherman said. (Emphasis added.)
 From War On Women 101: always say women are crazy!!!

So, did Morton "put his hands" on the woman or not? And if he did, was it because the woman was acting crazy, or yelling or shouting or purposely disrupting the meeting? Or, by attempting to enter the meeting was the woman begging Morton to touch her?

This point can't be emphasized enough: the man with oversight authority over the police department WAS NOT THERE. Smitherman's personal attorney, Tea Party founder Christopher P. Finney was present at the meeting. He is a witness. He is an attorney. Ohio Supreme Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit a lawyer from acting as an advocate at a trial in which the lawyer is likely to be a necessary witness. (See, Rule 3.7.) Rules have never stopped Finney from doing anything. He has signed on to represent Morton. Here's a passage from the city's weekly Black newspaper, The Cincinnati Enquirer:
Chris Finney, Morton’s lawyer, said his client has entered a plea of not guilty in response to the charge. “We will vigorously contest these charges,’’ Finney said. Finney said he has witnessed these disruptions, and was present at the Jan. 16 meeting. He said he saw Taylor attempting to enter the door of the premises of NAACP after board meeting, while the board members were having a dinner provided by Morton. “She was rebuffed and left, and we called the police, and they came 20 minutes later after they had left.’’ (The woman) later filed the charge.
Smitherman wasn't present but he suggested the woman begged Morton to assault her by disrupting the meeting, acting crazy, yelling, or something.  Finney, who was there, said she never made it into the meeting.  So even if it is alright to hit a woman for disrupting a meeting or acting crazy, how was the woman in question yelling, shouting, or disrupting a meeting she never entered the meeting? And if she was acting so disorderly, and there were witnesses, including the president of the local NAACP, and a prominent attorney, and former Councilmember Sam Malone, why didn't the police bring charges against her? Why does Finney tell the Black newspaper she was rebuffed and left? And if the woman was rebuffed and left, why did Finney or Morton or anyone call the police? Where is the 911 call? What's the reason for the call?

Morton's excuses, as offered by Smitherman and Finney, make no sense. And they can't make any sense because a woman doesn't deserve to be hit, or pushed down ice-covered stairs for disrupting a meeting, or attempting to enter a meeting, or just because you are a man who thinks you can.

As mentioned earlier, the victim contacted the national, state and regional NAACP. So far, they've taken no disciplinary action against Morton for actions he took at their offices, while acting as a representative of their organization, against a dues-paying member. Of course, Morton is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. He should not; however, remain president of the local branch. Upon notification of the assault, and admission (read Finney's words) by Morton's attorney that he was involved in an incident of violence, the NAACP should have immediately suspended Morton and launched an internal investigation.
 
How is it possible that in 2014 one of the city's most powerful elected officials (THIS MAN HAS POWER & AUTHORITY OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE PEOPLE CHARGED WITH INVESTIGATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN) makes a statement to the city's daily newspaper saying it's ok to take violent action against women if they are too loud, or disruptive, or bothersome, without being taken to task by other powerful men or women or any women's organization? Not a peep from the National Organization for Women, the League of Women Voters, the YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association), Cincinnati's Women's Political Caucus. Nobody.

There are two women on Council: Yvette Simpson (Dem) and Amy Murray (Rep).  There's an openly gay member of Council: Chris Seelbach.  In addition to Simpson and Seelback, there are three other Democrats on Council: Vice Mayor David Mann, P.G. Sittenfeld, and Wendell Young. Women and Democrats should speak out against Violence against Women, but they haven't.

Cincinnati's mayor, John Cranley, appointed Smitherman to his chairmanship over the police. He has the power to replace him.  He should.  Smitherman has clearly inserted himself into a criminal case, one that the police have investigated and concluded deserved prosecution. Look what Smitherman told The Herald:
Smitherman said although he was not at the meeting where the report was made against Morton, he supports Morton’s innocence. “There were clear witnesses there, but none were interviewed, he said. It’s shocking the police would act on one person’s word.”
Smitherman is lying! Witnesses were interviewed. Upon what information did Smitherman make this claim? Has he been using his position as Chair of the Law & Public Safety Committee to influence the investigation. One wonders why it took 2 months for the police to conclude an assault investigation. Did Smitherman work behind the scenes to delay the police from filing the criminal complaint against Morton?
 
The case is currently assigned to Judge Tyrone Yates -- Smitherman's close personal friend and political mentor. Yates has an obligation to recuse himself from the case. If Yates doesn't voluntarily step away from the case, a higher court should remove him, and the Ohio Supreme Court should discipline him.

In the not-so-distant past, Smitherman and others have advocated dissolving the city's legal department and turning legal responsibilities over to Smitherman's buddy, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters.  One reason people oppose this is Deters' reputation of using his office for political purposes -- to protect his friends and punish his enemies.
 
Even if he is acquitted of criminal charges, Ishton Morton was wrong to have any physical contact with the victim. The debate over the appropriateness of violence against women was resolved decades ago. Shame on Cincinnati for this episode.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Finney Flagrantly Violating Ohio Supreme Court Rules?

 
Is CHRISTOPHER P. FINNEY -- who, with assistance from JOHN CRANLEY and CHRISTOPHER SMITHERMAN on the inside of City Hall, recently completed a $675,000 SHAKEDOWN of the City of Cincinnati -- now violating the Ohio Supreme Court's Rules of Professional Conduct by signing on to represent Cincinnati NAACP president ISHTON MORTON against criminal charges that he physically assaulted a small, young, female, dues-paying member of the NAACP (who is also an elected member of the group's Executive Committee) by SHOVING HER DOWN A FLIGHT OF ICE-COVERED STAIRS!?
 
Ishton Morton was due in court yesterday.  Numerous reports filed by the old, lazy, tired, local, white dinosaur media stated Christopher Finney agreed to represent Ishton Morton.  The Cincinnati Black Blog is investigating the incident and following the pathetic coverage.  Our sources tell us Chris Finney was at the meeting where the incident happened. He's a potential witness.
 
Here's what Rule 3.7 of those Rules of Professional Conduct states:
LAWYER AS WITNESS
 (a) A lawyer shall not act as an advocate at a trial in which the lawyer is likely to be a necessary witness....
Again, Christopher Finney was at the meeting. He was one of the men (along with people like SAM MALONE) who witnessed Ishton Morton put his hands on the victim. He did nothing. He's a witness. Chris Finney knows, or should know, that his conduct is a probable violation of the rules set down by the Ohio Supreme Court.

Ishton Morton was arrested on Friday.  Chris Finney announced he's going to be Ishton's legal advocate yesterday.  By this time tomorrow, the Cincinnati Black Blog will have officially notified the Ohio Supreme Court of this apparent violation of their rules and asked for an investigation and appropriate discipline against Finney.
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The Cincinnati Black Blog has been following Chris Finney for more than a decade. That's why we get a chuckle from hearing Chris Smitherman (still known on this blog as The Sillyman) give lectures to people about appropriate conduct. DNegro, please!!! We still vividly remember when this happened:
[David] Pepper alluded to Finney in his attack. Finney, whose family owns a real estate business with Heimlich's family, attended the Pepper press conference to loudly and angrily confront Pepper.
"You're trying to smear my name because you're a rich f------- asshole. Kiss my ass. Right here," Finney said patting his backside.
 He also told Bridget Doherty, Pepper's spokeswoman who was trying to end the incident, she also could put her lips on his behind.
Needless to say, no one put their hands on Chris Finney when he was disrupting a public press conference, violently verbally battering a woman, and trying to intimidate a dainty man (DAVID PEPPER). Just as Chris Finney told David Pepper and Bridget Doherty to kiss his ass, he now seems to be telling Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor and the rest of the Ohio Supreme Court the same thing: kiss his ass!
 
And who could forget the many times Chris Smitherman threatened people, including the time he was captured on video and in photographs acting like a nigger and threatening LAURE QUINLIVAN!!! He reportedly had to be restrained after attempting to assault someone he disagreed with. The Sillyman is a bitchass nigga who should save the sanctimonious lectures about decorum and civility for himself.  Someone should've probably stomped the shit out of Chris back then, but they didn't. The police didn't arrest him. This failure by law enforcement has possibly led The Sillyman, Finney, and Ishton Morton to believe they are above the law and it's ok for them to threaten and/or physically assault women.

Ishton Morton: History of Violence Against Women & Children!?

Ishton Morton's mugshot. (Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.)
Cincinnati -- Does Cincinnati NAACP president ISHTON MORTON have a history of taking violent actions against women and/or children?
 
Earlier this week, the Cincinnati Black Blog was first to report that Ishton Morton was arrested and charged with assaulting a female member of the NAACP (who is also an elected member of the Executive Committee).
 
Following our report, the lazy, local, white, mainstream media began helping Ishton Morton and Cincinnati City Councilmember CHRIS SMITHERMAN (known on this blog as The Sillyman) RETALIATE AGAINST THE VICTIM! (This used to happen frequently in rape cases.) Instead of investigating Ishton Morton -- the man accused of violently pushing a young, small, female member of his organization down a flight of ice-covered stairs -- the media began INVESTIGATING THE VICTIM!!! The media has visited the victim's home; they've gone to her worksite; they've obtained her cell phone records and called her repeatedly. (Shamefully, some of the "reporters" doing this are women themselves who should know better.)
 
The old, dinosaur media has made no effort to investigate and report on Ishton Morton's background. Does this man's background include a history of violence against women? Has he been violent toward children?
 
An exclusive Cincinnati Black Blog investigation reveals that Ishton Morton was previously employed as a teacher and WAS FIRED after being accused of BEATING UP A CHILD in his care!!! Ishton Morton is reportedly not from America. He is from a country where male violence against women and/or children is more accepted.
 
The Cincinnati Black Blog is working to verify these reports.  We have contacted Ishton's former employer.  We have requested all public records that document his history of violence against women and/or children from local law enforcement. We have even contacted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Division of Citizenship and Immigration Services to verify Ishton Mortion's citizenship status.
 
The Cincinnati Black Blog takes these steps not because we want to tarnish Ishton Morton's reputation, but because you, our faithful readers, deserve to know the truth about this public figure and the traditional media won't give it to you. They won't do their job, so we have to do it for them.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

NAACP Must IMMEDIATELY Suspend Ishton Morton!!!

 
Why hasn't the National Office of the NAACP taken any action against Cincinnati NAACP president ISHTON MORTION, who has been arrested (mugshot attached) and accused in a criminal complaint of assaulting a female member of the group's executive committee? If ASSAULTING A FEMALE NAACP MEMBER isn't grounds for suspension (at least until the criminal case is resolved) what is?!
 
Following Ishton's arrest, DOZENS OF NEGATIVE STORIES ABOUT THE NAACP were published/broadcast. (For example, see this, this, and this)
 
By ignoring Ishton Morton's potentially criminal conduct (done at an NAACP meeting and while acting in his official capacity as Cincinnati NAACP president) the National Office essentially says Ishton's conduct was done in accordance with NAACP rules, policies, principles, aims, and purposes. Can the victim sue the National Office for the actions of their officer (again, done at a meeting, at their office).
 
Since they won't do it on their own (this incident happened months ago and National Office hasn't done anything), the National Office must be forced to take a stand. Is Ishton Morton's alleged conduct supportive or inimical to the best interests of the NAACP? Should the National Office fail to take corrective action, MEN in Cincinnati must picket, protest, and disrupt if necessary. It is not OK to hit women. The National Office has had difficulty saying this. We here at the Cincinnati Black Blog do not. We trust that you, our faithful readers, agree.

Monday, March 17, 2014

CAJD: NAACP President Ishton Morton arrested for assault on Executive Committee member (See mugshot)


Our friends over at the Citizens Against Joe Deters blog have more details on the breaking news story of the day in the Black community: the arrest of Cincinnati NAACP president Ishton Morton. Here's a link to their story.

"In February Executive Committee member Nicole Taylor attempted to attend an Executive meeting being held by newly elected President Ishton Morton who replaced Christopher Smitherman.
 
Mr. Morton refused to let Ms.Taylor (who serves on the committee) into the meeting.  That's when she begin recording him with her iPad.  Enraged he pushed her down the  snow covered stairs in front of independent witnesses causing injuries.

Mr. Morton's attack on Ms. Taylor continues a very recent trend in Cincinnati in what some are dubbing, "Senseless verbal and physical  attacks on Black Women."
 
Mr. Morton is reportedly not a U.S. citizen."

Cincy NAACP Prez Jailed, Charged With Assaulting A Young Female Member!!!

Ishton Morton's mugshot. Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff.
This is Cincinnati NAACP president ISHTON MORTON's mugshot. Ishton was arrested last Friday (March 12) and charged with assaulting a young female member of the NAACP. What happened? Our sources say Ishton put his hands on this young lady and pushed her down some stairs all because she is an elected member of the NAACP's Executive Committee, she wanted to attend the committee meeting, and Ishton didn't want her in the meeting.
 
The Cincinnati Black Blog has questions and we won't rest until we get answers!!!
 
1. MEDIA BLACKOUT - Why hasn't the lazy, local white media reported on Ishton Morton's arrest? Ishton Morton is a public figure. CHRIS SMITHERMAN (known on this blog as The Sillyman) and JIM CLINGMAN (forever known here as The Conman) appointed Ishton Morton into his current leadership position. [They've also appointed a radical crazy nut named DAVID GASTON aka Dave from Forest Park to be NAACP vice president.] Is the white media so busy manufacturing news (ie Mahogany's, Judge Tracie Hunter) that they can't report real news!? The white mainstream media (The Enquirer, WCPO) isn't alone in failing to report this news. The Cincinnati Business Courier, CityBeat, The Cincinnati Herald, and WDBZ The Buzz haven't taken time to get a copy of the complaint and lead the discussion about inappropriate conduct from Black leaders.
 
2. NATIONAL OFFICE LET'S LOCAL OFFICE RUN AMOK - The NAACP's regional and national offices know what's going on in Cincinnati, yet they continue to look the other way as their Cincinnati Branch goes rogue. Now, a young lady is hurt. The police have been called in. Ishton Morton has been arrested and charged with a crime. How much longer will the people of Cincinnati who are interested in advancing the cause of civil right have to suffer??? (Compare the NAACP with the Cincinnati Chapter of the National Action Network. NAN is on the move!!! They're leading the way on a statewide petition drive to place the Ohio Voter Bill of Rights on the November ballot. They're fighting to stop the attacks on Judge TRACIE HUNTER. They are considering taking a stand in support of DIERRIS LEE -- the young Black man who apparently STOOD HIS GROUND and used SELF DEFENSE when confronted by a gang of white guys trying to buy dope and use counterfeit money.)
 
* The Cincinnati Black Blog reached out to national and regional NAACP leaders.  So far they've declined to comment. Our sources tell us there was a statewide meeting of the Ohio NAACP on Saturday that included election of a new state NAACP president. Now is the time for the new leadership to put a halt to the shenanigans tolerated by the old guard.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton Due In Cincy On Thursday March 20, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton
The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN) says Rev. Al Sharpton is headed to Cincinnati to lead a rally and kick off a petition drive for the Ohio Voters Bill of Rights.
 
The Cincinnati Black Blog has learned that Rev. Al will also spend some time listening to the Friends of Judge Tracie Hunter and considering ways NAN can show support for the embattled judge.
 
Rev. Al is scheduled to be in Cincinnati on Thursday, March 20.

Nathan Ivey: Paul Ryan's "Inner City" Comments Same As Bill Cosby's


On his weekly talk radio program on Cincinnati's WDBZ radio, Nathan Ivey asked what's the difference between comments made by Republican Congressman Paul Ryan about Black people and comments made by DNegro Bill Cosby.

Here's CNN's report on Ryan's comments about Black people:
On Bill Bennett’s "Morning in America" program Wednesday, Ryan, who has become involved in the issue of poverty over the last year and a half, told Bennett there is a “tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.”
“So there’s a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with,” added the House Budget Committee chairman and 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee. 
In the radio interview, Ryan also referenced conservative author, American Enterprise Institute scholar, and self-described “right-wing ideologue,” Charles Murray, who wrote the controversial book “The Bell Curve,” which claims that black people have inferior intelligence and is the reason for social disadvantages. 
“Your buddy Charles Murray or Bob Putnam over at Harvard – those guys have written books on this, which is – we have got this tailspin of culture,” Ryan said.
Here's a link to an article questioning Cosby's comments.

Nathan makes a good point.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Angela Beamon Has An Election-Eve Revelation! Now Says Blacks Need To Lift Each Other Up

Christopher Smitherman and Angela Beamon Laughing At Voters
Angela Beamon (known on this blog as BIG Angie) and Chris Smitherman (known on this blog as The Sillyman) think voters in Cincinnati are dumb, especially Black voters. Are you dumb enough to vote for BIG Angie?
 
BIG Angie is mad at The Cincinnati Black Blog for aggressively questioning her. She wants you to believe that our questioning of her as a public figure and political candidate is different than our aggressive approach to, say, Mayor John Cranley.  To hear her tell it, we are fostering disunity, and we are somehow trying to tear her down like crabs in a barrel. She's a victim!!!

You, our faithful readers, should ask a few questions.
 
1. BIG Angie says she totally agrees we (Black people) need to begin to lift one another up in times of need. Why didn't she object to The Sillyman's attacks on Liz Rogers and Mahogany's at the Banks?! Instead of laughing with The Sillyman and become a leading Smithereen, why didn't BIG Angie step in and help lift up the following Black women when they were under attack by her mentor:
  • Janaya Trotter Bratton
  • Jeri Tolliver
  • Franki Butler-Kidd
  • General Nikki X
  • Iris Roley
  • T. Nicole Taylor
  • Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney
  • Victoria Straughn
2. When did BIG Angie awaken and realize we need to begin to lift one another up in times of need? After The Cincinnati Black Blog started asking questions about her finances, her campaign finance reports, her donors, and her alliances.  BIG Angie knows we are known by the company we keep and birds of a feather flock together.  Her team has been tearing Black people down and laughing about it. After being on Team Smitherman and attacking Black people everywhere, BIG Angie wants us all to believe she's had a conversion...she's seen the light...she's realized that the conduct she's been associated with is detrimental to the community. She wants us all to buy into her election-eve revelation. Bonk!!! Try again.
 
[In the coming days, The Cincinnati Black Blog will have a lot to say about the white guy holding the cigar in the picture above. For now, suffice it to say he's not a friend of the Black community. So why are BIG Angie and The Sillyman skinnin' & grinnin' with him? We will tell you why. Stay tuned....]

Is Angela Beamon (aka Big Angie) Breaking The Law?

Big Angie Beamon with Jim Conman
The Cincinnati Black Blog is conducting a thorough investigation of Angela Beamon (aka "BIG Angie").

The Cincinnati Black Blog, voters in Ohio's 9th State Senate district, and voters all over Cincinnati deserve to know about BIG Angie.  Where's she getting her money from ... who's she affiliated with (she's pictured above with James Clingman who is known on this blog as Jim Clingman The Conman) ... who's funding her campaigns ... what she's doing (and what she's done) with campaign contributions ... what is she promising these contributors in return for their money.

Today's issue: a search of the Cincinnati Elections Commission's website reveals that BIG ANGIE FAILED TO FILE HER CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS WITH THE CITY!!! Failure to file campaign finance reports might be considered a violation of the law.

Here's a link to the city's website where you can look up the candidates' reports. (Well, not BIG Angie's since she apparently FAILED TO FILE.)

http://city-egov.cincinnati-oh.gov/Webtop/ws/election/public/contributions/SearchForm

Some people have suggested that, in the name of BLACK UNITY, the Cincinnati Black Blog should ignore BIG Angie (just like most Cincinnati voters did during the 2013 Council election) and give her a break.  Well, voters want to know if BIG Angie broke the law. Intelligent voters have a right to know, indeed a need to know, if a person asking to become a law-maker is a law breaker.

You, our faithful readers, expect us to vet these politicians without regard to their race, gender, appearance, or the size of their body parts. You do NOT expect us to let this public figure and two-time political candidate slide. [BIG Angie ran for a seat on Cincinnati City Council and DID WORSE THAN ALL BUT TWO LOSERS. She's currently a candidate for State Senate.] We won't let you down.

Because The Cincinnati Black Blog is fair, we invite BIG Angie to submit a response to our editors. If our review determines her response is acceptable, we may publish it.

Mahogany's STILL OPEN & Anticipating Opening Day And Beyond!

The Cincinnati Business Courier has the story....
Mahogany's at the Banks will remain open past noon Thursday, according to a statement from the restaurant's attorney.
The statement released Thursday went on to thank NIC for working with the restaurant.
“Again, Mahogany’s thanks NIC Riverbanks for continuing to work with Mahogany’s and allowing us to remain open during this process so that we can continue to serve our customers. We thank the community for their support and look forward to a bright future and especially the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day!”
Sadly, many DNegros in the community are rooting for Liz Rogers and Mahogany's to fail.

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2014/03/13/mahogany-s-avoids-eviction-granted-more-time-for.html

Monday, March 10, 2014

Angela Beamon Skipped Mahogany's Fund Raiser; Started War With Black Community


Copied from my Facebook page on Friday.
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Cathy Ingram and Cecil Thomas are Dems running for Eric Kearney's seat in the State Senate. Charlie Winburn is probably running as an independent. Today, the Black community in Cincy came together to support Liz Rogers and Mahogany's. Ingram, Thomas, and Winburn all showed up. Before the event, I said that no serious candidate would miss this event. Dale Mallory, Angela Beamon and two other no names are running and they didn't show up!!!

Look, there's no nice or polite way to say this. Angela Beamon is a fraud. She's a user. She's a decent talker, meaning she can read from a script put together by Chris Smitherman/The Sillyman, but she's never done anything for the Black community and she doesn't deserve the community's support. Today was a good example of how this Beamon girl operates. She doesn't get involved in efforts to help people unless she can get some attention to help her reach her political aim. Thankfully, Cincy voters saw through this chick. If I remember correctly, she was THIRD FROM LAST. A thorough rejection.

Look at the FAT STOMACH on this girl and you can tell she never misses a meal. But she couldn't go help Mahogany's today. Maybe she would've been too embarrassed to let people see her shoveling food in her face!? I don't know. I do know this: Before the event I said I would use today's fundraiser as one (of many) candidate measurement. Where were you when the Black community was rallying to keep the only Black-owned business afloat on The Banks. If you failed to show up, I'm going to do what I can to let people know you were AWOL.