Racism & Discrimination isn’t just happening in the United States!

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Today I came across an article posted by a friend on my Facebook page about four women that were discriminated against at a night club called DSTRKT in London. The club is known for its celebrities like Jay-Z, Drake, and Rihanna.  The four women Zalika Miller, Lin Mei, Symeon Brown, and Tasha Campbell arrived at the club on Saturday, September 26, 2015 after they were invited by a promoter named Daniel. Lin Mei told reporters she and her friends initially weren’t allowed in because the venue was at capacity. However, she noticed the club was still allowing White women entry. After Lin Mei spoke to Daniel, he informed them that Ugo Allessio (the club manager) wanted to see the women first. Faced with this upsetting info, Lin Mei went to speak with Ugo Allessio to see why the group was being turned away. According to Lin Mei, Ugo Allessio said she could come in because she is biracial, but her friends could not.

Keep in mind the club manager is Black! He was only letting biracial women in who weren’t dark skin or overweight by the club standards. He also recommended the ladies to visit a club called Case de Paris which would let them in right away.  This isn’t the first incident that the club has discriminated against Black people. This is 2015 and I don’t understand how this club could get away with these tactics! I am sorry but everyone around the world should be writing to venues that practice this type of discrimination! This is the only way to shine light on these situations. The celebrities that visit this club should also speak up because if it wasn’t for their Black fans some of them would not be successful today. However, I am aware that a lot of these celebrities request certain women in the club which is just foul!

The four ladies planned for a protest today against the club which I hope was successful. I am sorry but this club and any other venue should be closed down for this type of behavior! I am sure a few folks that do get into this club are aware of the discrimination but just turn the other cheek because they were approved admittance which is wrong! Don’t sell yourself short for admittance into a club especially if they have an issue with people of your race! Remember, this could be your mother, aunt, sister, and any relative and friend that gets denied. I hope that people stand up against this and any other venue that practices this type of discrimination. Discrimination is getting out of control these days and it will take everyone to speak against it if we want a real change in this world! I will be sending emails and writing letters to the club owner and any other venue that feels discrimination is the right way to go in 2015! I will also speak up against any celebrity that still wants to support this type of venue. I am passionate about this type of discrimination because my mother and I fought against racism and discrimination over 10 years ago with one of the richest men in the world…former NBA Clippers owner Donald Sterling and it was hard but we needed to do that to make things better for people of color!

I don’t support Dr. Ben Carson but I won’t pick on his wife…that is just wrong!

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I have been reading a few articles and Facebook comments on Dr. Ben Carson and his wife. I find it really disturbing that people would make unnecessary comments against Dr. Ben Carson’s wife for no reason! She isn’t running for Presidnet…her husband is! She is an accomplished woman and should be respected no matter how you feel about him. As an African-American woman, I find it disheartening that Mrs. Carson would be the subject of jokes! Let’s see she is the wife of a successful top neurosurgeon, married for 40 years, have three sons that are all educated, a triple major student at Yale University, holds an MBA, head of the Carson Scholars Fund program which awards 2nd-11th graders scholarships, and is a concert violinist…sounds pretty accomplished to me!

I can care less what she wears because her resume is pretty impressive. Dr. Ben Carson did not marry a dummy or someone with no class. He married an accomplished woman in her own right who should be respected. I don’t support Dr. Ben Carson and his candidacy for president but I won’t be a part of the “let’s bash Dr. Carson wife movement” ! Why do we find the need to bash wives of African-American leaders or candidates? I have seen this done heavily to President Obama’s wife and now to Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson wife. Yet, I could name a few wives that should be included in the bashing movement…Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, and the list goes on! Let’s show some respect and give these men kudos for marrying successful and talented women! Concentrate on the candidates versus their wives!

Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis is now a Republican… Is this important?


Yesterday Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis announced that she is switching political teams. She was a long supporter of the Democrat party but switched due to the Republican party showing major support for her decision to not issue wedding licenses to gay and lesbian couples due to her religion. Why is this news worthy? I can see why it’s important to some folks because there are a lot of people who are in similar situations like Kim Davis when it comes to their religion and beliefs. This may be a small portion of the Democrat supporters but at the look of things within this election…each party needs everyone votes! This presidential election looks a lot different from the last two presidential elections we have seen.

On Monday, lawyers for two gay couples and two straight couples questioned the validity of the new marriage licenses and asked a federal judge to order Kim Davis office to reissue them. If she refuses, the lawyers asked the judge to put the office in receivership and have someone else do it. Kim Davis is prepared to return to jail over her beliefs, according to an interview that aired Tuesday morning on “Good Morning America” — the first she’s given since her refusal to issue licenses gained national attention.

On Monday, lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union wrote that the validity of the altered licenses is “questionable at best,” and the new licenses bring “humiliation and stigma” to the gay couples who receive them. They asked Judge Bunning to order Davis’ office to reissue the licenses. If Davis interferes, the lawyers say Bunning should place her office in a receivership for the purposes of issuing marriage licenses. The marriage licenses received by Rowan County couples will effectively feature a stamp that shows it was approved by the Federal Court versus County Clerk which will make couples feel like second class citizens.

I believe the government should listen to both sides and come up with a solution on this situation. Kim Davis is the County Clerk and by law she must give marriage licenses to everyone unless she agrees to step down from her role. The federal government could also keep Kim Davis in her role and appoint someone else to give the marriage licenses. There are certain duties that people of the Jewish or Muslim faith can’t do and companies make alternative solutions for these faiths. I think the government can do the same for Kim Davis. I believe in equal opportunity and equal rights but I also believe in equality of religion and practicing your faith without getting attacked. Guess what! Not everyone is going to agree in gay marriage and that is their right! Not everyone is going to believe in interracial marriage, believe in the same beliefs that you do, and it’s okay!

This country has long supported the Christian faith and won’t even let a non-Christian President run the country yet we are being a hypocrite when someone stands up for their faith. Believe it or not, there are bibles that state gay marriage is a sin depending on what bible you are following so let’s stop calling Kim Davis names and try to understand her choice! However, the government passed the gay marriage law and so the government must come up with a solution to make sure Kentucky follows the law which means that Kim Davis may have to step down! I know this is hard for a family that has long been a Democrat party supporter and plus Kim Davis mother was Kentucky County Clerk for 37 years. There are thousands of Kim Davis supporters that will make the switch to Republican but I totally understand that sometimes you have to go where you are supported. I understand her decision which doesn’t mean I support her decision because the Republican party isn’t supporting her out the goodness of their hearts, this is more for political reasons and they are just using her for their platform.

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I released my first book “Stand For Something or Stand For Nothing” on July 27th, 2015 on Amazon. This book is written from the heart and openly discusses the stand that my mother and I took against former NBA Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his racist tactics against us. This is a true story that happen between 2002-2005. My mother passed away before the case ended and I carried the torch on her behalf. We succeeded and stood up for justice and equality! Please support this book and buy it on Amazon Kindle. The book is listed #36 in Amazon Top 100 Best Sellers in the Civil Rights & Liberties category & #92 in Top 100 Best Sellers in the Rich & Famous category. Below is a link of my press conference with famous Attorney Gloria Allred requesting the NBA to remove Donald Sterling as the owner of the Clippers on May 14, 2014.

Thank you for your support!

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My press conference with Gloria Allred: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZbEVNQh5tQ

USC, it’s time to address the racial hate on your campus!


A hate crime happen on the campus of highly regarded USC in Los Angeles, CA. The incident involves a White fraternity member cursed out the USC Student President with a racial slur and threw a drink at her. Rini Sampath decided to speak out about her experience that happen last weekend. Her hopes is to get the University and Community talking about racism on campus that exists. This is one of many incidents that happen all the time at USC. USC is a top University with many rich White students that attend. The funny thing is that USC is in between Downtown Los Angeles and South Central Los Angeles. However, it’s very secured and protected within its own mini community.

Students Lola Fajinmi and Precious Nwaoha were both A students in high school. But once they got to USC, the African-American women were repeatedly asked if they were athletes and told they probably got in because of affirmative action.“It’s something that happens so often you kind of just tune it out,” Fajinmi said of racial bias, as she paused between classes on campus Wednesday. “I think it’s a huge deal and would like the administration to do something about it. This is a hard topic, but we need to start talking about it.” “This story is really not about me,” Sampath, a 21-year-old senior of Indian descent, said in an interview Wednesday. “It’s about what the greater community goes through on a daily basis. I hope this creates a national conversation about race relations on campus, because these kinds of things don’t just happen at USC.”

It’s sad that it took this incident to address the racial issues on USC campus. I hope that the administration takes this incident serious and also address the other incidents that have been reported over the years. USC diversity numbers are pretty decent with 33% White, 12% Latino, 18% Asian, 5% Black, and 23% International, 9% Other. You would think with these numbers that USC would not experience many hate crimes but obviously this isn’t true. Maybe the University along with other Universities need to make a required diversity course for all students during their first or second year. We all need to understand diversity and always be sensitive to all races, cultures, and sexual orientation especially on University campuses where students are already stressed out everyday and trying to figure out their life!

Rini Sampath said the weekend incident brought back “a flood of memories” of racism in her life. The daughter of immigrants who was raised in India, Singapore, Arizona and the Bay Area before moving to Irvine, Sampath said white girls would tell her she could not play with them because of her skin color. When she ran for USC student body president this year, she said, racist messages were posted on social media: “A vote for Rini is a vote for Al-Qaeda.” She said she hoped the incident would embolden students to speak out against racism and galvanize action from administrators to improve the campus climate. Some ideas, she said, include a staff member dedicated to diversity issues, more funding for ethnic student organizations and diversity training. She and other campus leaders plan to hold a forum on cultural diversity next week to give students a chance to share their ideas and experiences. “My intention of making this public plea is so we can move forward, come up with solutions and come together as a community,” she said.

This is unacceptable in 2015! The University and students must take a stand against this behavior. Students are supposed to learn to work with each other and grow together. We will never be able to move forward in this country if we keep allowing discrimination to happen. I hope that Rini Sampath partners with all the victims of discrimination on campus and hold townhall meetings within the University to discuss discrimination and to educate everyone on diversity. Diversity is a good thing but we must learn to appreciate it in this country. Everyone wants the so-called “American Dream” and there is no one race or culture that is better!

The American Dream is truly becoming a Dream!


I was just reading an article on Yahoo about rental costs going up in the United States. The number of United States households spend at least half their income on rent—the “severely cost-burdened,” could increase 25 percent to 14.8 million over the next decade.  According to data,  households shouldn’t spend more than 30 percent of income on housing, yet majority are spending half of their income on rent to live in decent neighborhoods, live in areas that have decent public schools, and closer to their jobs if possible.

If rents continue to rise faster than salaries, the number of households spending more than half their income on rent will rise, too. Salaries only grew 0.2 percent in the second quarter of this year, the slowest pace since 1982. Incomes are not increasing at a high rate yet rental prices are exceeding at a fast pace. Now you have rental managers asking for incomes that are 2-3 times higher than the requested rent every month. The requirements to rent an apartment or home is getting out of hand due to the public demand. A lot of rental managers are requiring someone who wants to rent an $1800.00 a month apartment you need to show an income of $64,800 a year plus have decent credit. The average American makes $35,000 a year which means they will have limited choices.

The government needs to step in and help Americans by building more affordable housing for the lower-class and middle-class families. We also need more rent control laws in America to control the insane rent increases that happen every year. The poorest Americans are more likely to spend at least half of their income on rent, according to a May report from the Furman Center that focused on renters in major cities. In New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, among other cities, more than one-third of middle-income renters were severely rent-burdened. This is insane! Why do people have to be punished for wanting a decent place to live for themselves and their families.

I am a renter in Los Angeles and the American dream of owning a home is dying fast for myself and my husband. The cost of our apartment is a damn shame and luckily there are two of us contributing to maintain our expensive apartment that has no bells or whistles; just a safe zip code! I would love to hear what the presidential candidates would do about creating affordable housing and rent control. The government really need to look at revising the IRS and changing the tax rates so that more families could keep their paycheck to help pay for rent and achieve the American dream of owning a home. If this situation isn’t addressed soon, we will see more homeless families, a huge increase in family members living together longer, less kids going to college due to families can’t save to help achieve that dream, and more Americans moving out of the country due to not being able to afford to live in America anymore.

America is supposed to be one of the best countries to live in but that isn’t the case anymore when half of your paycheck is going to rent and taxes. Why work? Work to get robbed of your money that you work hard for everyday. I think we as Americans need to stand up and demand our government to treat us better and allow us to live a decent quality of life. We tell our children to attend college why? Why attend college just to be in debt, can’t afford the American dream, and be damn near homeless! We need to take a stand and demand improvements!

WTH is Going On when the Police can keep a Woman in a Psych Ward for 8 days due to her skin color!

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Here we go again with another article about police going over board! Kamilah Brock was held in a psych ward for eight days against her will, given unnecessary drugs, due to fact that they did not believe she owned a BMW…WTH! I couldn’t believe this when I read the news reports on Ms. Brock because this incident happen September 12, 2014, not 1960! Ms.Brock pulled up to a traffic light in Harlem, her music from her car stereo was playing loudly. An NYPD officer stopped her and asked why she was driving without her hands on the steering wheel, according to the lawsuit that was filed by her attorneys. Ms. Brock said she was dancing and singing at the stop light, the police officer told her to get out the car. Ms. Brock says she was taken into custody and transported to the NYPD’s 30th precinct. She was held for a few hours before being released without being charged with any crime. She was told to come back the next day and pick up her car, 2003 BMW 325Ci.

Ms. Brock showed up at a police substation to get her car the next day. Ms. Brock said that from the moment she told them about the BMW that she was looked at as a liar. The police put her in handcuffs and said they needed to put her in the handcuffs to take her to the car. Ms. Brock agreed and followed directions that were given by the police officers. “Then EMS approached me,” she continued. “And they said we’re gonna take you to your car. And I’m like, in an ambulance? I’m going to my car in an ambulance? I’m going to my car in an ambulance? I was just so confused.” Ms. Brock was taken instead to Harlem Hospital, where medical records obtained by her attorney, Michael Lamonsoff, show she was injected with powerful sedatives and forced to take doses of lithium.

The lawsuit says it was these three assertions that were the basis for the city determining that Brock was delusional and to diagnose her with bipolar disorder. According to Ms. Brock attorney, Ms. Brock had no history of mental illness. She did own the BMW. At the time, she was employed as a banker and had worked at Citibank, Chase and Astoria Bank. “If a white woman was trying to reclaim her BMW impounded by police, would she have been made a victim?” Ms. Brock attorney said to HuffPost. “Would she have been questioned? Would she have been subject to sarcastic comments? Would she be made to justify who she was in order to ask for help? I don’t think so. I do think race played a part in this.” When Brock was finally released from the hospital, the lawsuit states, she was slapped with a $13,000 medical bill plus diagnosed with bipolar.  The NYPD nor the City Law Department, which handles lawsuits filed against the city, responded to the allegations. However, the police department has only confirmed that Ms. Brock was taken into custody.

The police arrest doesn’t make any sense! This woman was in her car listening to music and dancing like we all do in our cars! She wasn’t driving a brand new BMW…it was a 2003! So I guess there shouldn’t be any African-Americans owning luxury cars, no matter what year! This is actually disturbing that she was arrested, car impounded, and taken to the psych ward and held against her will for 8 days plus diagnosed with bipolar. The police officer need to be let go for arresting her along with the police officers that handcuffed her and lied to her about getting her car after she agreed to get handcuffed. It’s funny, this woman followed the police officers rules and yet got treated like a criminal. This is unacceptable practices that keep happening everyday! I have experience “Driving while Black” and it’s insulting and disrespectful! Giving African-Americans a hard time because they are Black, driving a nice car, and have a good or decent job. Yet, this doesn’t happen to White Americans at all! We can’t say “All Lives Matter” when one group of people keep receiving injustice! This type of behavior must stop! I hope Ms. Brock sues the hell out of the police department because this should never happen to any human being!

What is Going On with NYC Police & African-Americans?

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I was reading the news a few days ago and came across the James Blake incident that recently happen in New York City. These type of incidents make me think that NYC Police Officers need some training in race relations and more community involvement. This incident caught my attention due to the fact James Blake is a retired professional tennis player who was mistakenly arrested for supposedly looking like a fraudulent credit card suspect. The suspect was African-American and the police officer mistakenly thought James Blake was the suspect. James Blake is a biracial (African-American & Caucasian) man and Harvard educated (education has no connection to ever being treated wrong by the police). The police officers that arrested Mr. Blake who was very scared and compliant was roughed up during his arrest which proves that African-Americans are often mistreated and mistaken for the wrong person. New York City Mayor De Blasio and New York Police Commissioner Bratton acted very quickly to address the arrest. However, my question is would the quick apology ever happen if this would have been an average African-American man?  “This shouldn’t have happened and he shouldn’t have been treated that way,”  Mayor De Blasio said in an interview on NY1 on Thursday, echoing remarks made earlier by Police Commissioner Bratton. On Thursday, Police Commissioner Bratton had conveyed his apology in a conversation with Mr. Blake, and Mayor De Blasio had exchanged text messages with Mr. Blake.

The actions of the Police Officer, James Frascatore, were under review by internal affairs investigators and the Civilian Complaint Review Board. At least three force-related complaints, one of which was partially substantiated, were filed against Officer Frascatore, 38, with the review board in 2013, said a law enforcement official. The video of the arrest reviewed by the authorities showed a botched sting operation had ensnared a sports celebrity, resulting in his being body-slammed to the sidewalk, according to his account, and handcuffed for 15 minutes on Wednesday afternoon. A man who sells newspapers said that the police officers handled Mr. Blake like he just finish robbing a bank. Mr. Blake tried to tell the officers that he a had U.S. Olympic badge. Mr. Blake said that the police officers did not explain why he was getting arrested nor did they really show their badges or identify themselves. Mr. Blake said that his wife encouraged him to come forward and speak about this injustice.

Mr. Blake told Police Commissioner Bratton that he accepted the apology, but also made a firm request of the Commissioner, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it was continuing. Mr. Blake said that this is “very much a bigger issue”. “That this is what happens every day and that this needs to be the start of a conversation about the ‘us and them’ attitude, how to deal with the policing in the communities where this occurs most frequently.” Police Commissioner Bratton, speaking at the news conference earlier in the day, denied that race had played a role, saying, “I don’t believe at all that race was a factor.”  For me to hear that Police Commissioner Bratton doesn’t think race had a play in this matter, just proves to me his refusal to acknowledge a real issue because I don’t think the police officers would have done this to a White man at all! The race relations in this country need help in my opinion. Too many times we are seeing this type of behavior play out on the news! I am just happy that Mr. Blake did not end up in the hospital or a grave! I hope that Mr. Blake continues to fight and speak up against this type of injustice! We sometimes need celebrities to experience these type of incidents to help shine the light and attention that is needed for this type of injustice!