On December 7th, 2017 Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Lavoris Hightower (DOB 8/6/81) in the November 23rd incident outside Lachey’s Restaurant when Ms. Elizabeth Richardson, a manager at the restaurant, was shot by Hightower.
Pursuant to Hightower’s action Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in Lachey’s Restaurant case and $5,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Lavoris Hightower. Deters commented; “unbelievable Hightower practically run Ms. Richardson over with his car and then he shoots her!” Continue reading “Indictment of Lavoris Hightower”
Sad tale of the attempted Democrat takeover of the Cincinnati NAACP
As our loyal readers know, for the past seven years, COAST and the Cincinnati branch of the NAACP have partnered on issue after issue to effectuate progress for the working men and women of Cincinnati:
Opposing a new jail tax,
killing Red Light and Speeding Cameras,
ending the trash tax,
stopping the glass atrium atop City Hall, and
in a dramatic 2013 crescendo, with a law suit and a referendum petition drive, stopping Mayor Mallory’s Parking Plot.
We also shined the light of truth that still is bright today on the Cincinnati Streetcar boondoggle, with two separate ballot issues.
But in order to advance these important initiatives, the Cincinnati branch of the NAACP necessarily had to be independent from the national democrat establishment of labor unions, left-wing politicians and contractors-on-the-dole propped up by their excessive spending. It is a mighty fortress spewing out irrational policies in city after city in America, a lock on urban politics that is tough to break, but break it indeed we have done, led by Christopher Smitherman and the Cincinnati branch of the NAACP.
But the Empire Strikes Back. The democrat party, the national NAACP, and organized labor have simply decided to end free thought in the local NAACP branch.
Let’s connect the dots of seemingly unrelated matters in the news that have culminated in the vote suppression emanating from the national NAACP seeking to change the outcome of the local leadership election:
In a remarkable break from policies of local liberals, in early 2012 Christopher Smitherman bravely opposed City funding to Mahogany’s Restaurant. The restaurant grant and loan was a rally cry for misled liberals and was foisted against public opinion by Mayor Mallory. As it played out, it was a shameless waste of City monies that drove Mahogany’s owners into financial distress. This was the straw that broke the establishment’s back and they declared war on the current NAACP leadership.
In opposing the Streetcar project, Smitherman and the NAACP awakened the giant of contractor Parsons Brinckerhoff and the dozens of other hangers-on who profit from capital boondoggles, the benefits to the public be damned.
In the 2013 election, labor union thugs spent more than $200,000 secretly and illegally seeking directly the defeat of Christopher Smitherman, with ads and mailers primarily targeting the black community. It did not work.
The same hucksters opposing Smitherman have rallied around the criminal conduct of Judge Tracie Hunter and used the trial as a cry for organizing against the leadership of the local branch of the NAACP.
Then, two of the boosters of union leadership seeking to take over the Cincinnati branch of the NAACP, Rob Richardson’s employee and sister-in-law, falsely accused new NAACP President Ishton Morton of criminal assault at the January NAACP meeting. This week, after a four-day trial, Judge Heather Russell found Ishton Morton “not guilty,” further exposing the lies perpetrated by forces seeking to control the local chapter of the NAACP.
Finally, facing another certain defeat in the 2014 NAACP leadership elections, the national organization cancelled properly-called elections and has engaged in shameless vote suppression activities to manipulate the election to assure the union thugs take over NAACP leadership. Judge Martin has enjoined their bogus “election,” and has demanded a fair election for control of the local.
These actions are all aimed at undermining and disempowering those who would challenge liberal orthodoxy within the democrat establishment, and specifically to re-take leadership of the local branch of the NAACP for the establishment democrat party and its allies.
We are certain that the final chapter in this sorry tale has not been told. Local blacks are being to told to end their independent thoughts and actions, with a strong corrective yank on the tight leash upon them from the national liberal establishment.
We pray they maintain their independence, and refuse to allow anyone to tell them how to think.
Because Ohio Governor John Kasich’s second term shall evaporate at the beginning of 2019, several candidates from each parties has commenced making application for the job of Governor for the state of Ohio. It is of little consequence that anyone would have wanted the job. Thusly no fewer than eight major candidates have already declared their aspirations to be the proprietor of Ohio into the next decade.Continue reading “Candidates Making Applications For Ohio Governor’s Race”
NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (NOVEMBER 27, 2017) — The following is a statement by Hon. Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis and Minister responsible for Security dated November 27, 2017, regarding the fire at the Charlestown Secondary School (CSS) on November 25, 2017.
My fellow citizens,
You would have been made aware, that some person or persons unknown, set fire to one of the classrooms at the Charlestown Secondary School on Saturday night sometime after 9 p.m.
We have to thank those good citizens who, observing that there was a fire, called the police and the Fire Services, both groups of whom responded very promptly and were able to avert a disaster by bringing the fire under control very swiftly.
It is in fact very sad and a very serious situation that anyone, no matter how depraved, would wish to destroy any part of a public building such as the Charlestown Secondary School, a physical institution of learning which has served so many and has been the premier secondary school in Nevis for more than half a century.
While representatives of the government and Permanent Secretary for Education Mr. Kevin Barrett and Permanent Secretary Mr. Wakely Daniel in the Premier’s Ministry were there observing and interacting with those police officers and fire officers, after the crowd had dispersed, we had a very brief meeting to discuss what could have gone wrong to cause someone to set fire to that classroom.
It appears that there have been a number of delinquent and I dare say unruly students, who need to be taken under very serious control.
I have, in my discussions with Permanent Secretary Mr. Daniel in the Premier’s Ministry, Permanent Secretary of Education Mr. Barrett and the Principal of the Charlestown Secondary School Mr. Juan Williams, discussed a number of strategies which will have to be implemented to ensure that we do not have a recurrence.
One such, is to increase and improve the lighting for security purposes. Secondly, install Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras for monitoring the activity on the premises. Thirdly, getting the security guards of the school who work there during the course of the day to more rigorously assist the principal, to ensure that the children are kept under strict control and that they would assist the principal whenever they are called upon.
In addition, we have decided that we will also have physical security officers during the evening. We have also discussed a number of other issues or strategies which I will not here divulge because they are to do with how do we deal with delinquent persons; persons who are loitering on the premises and persons who we believe are engaged in illegal activity?
You will no doubt see a change in the way the school is managed and I am really very disturbed that anyone, no matter how depraved, no matter how deranged, should want to do that.
My fellow citizens, I am, as I said, very concerned. It does appear as if we have developed a culture of anti-social behaviour, disregard for law and order and this cannot be good for our small country.
This act on Saturday night, is one which has to be condemned by everybody and I have instructed the police to undertake very strict investigations and to bring anyone who is culpable to justice as quickly as possible.
Thank you and may we continue to pray for our country because we are in perilous times.
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NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (November 22, 2017) — Acting Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley, says the significance of the start of drilling operations at the Hamilton site cannot be overstated because it is an exercise which has occupied the minds of governments on Nevis since 2004.
Mr. Brantley, was at the time delivering remarks at the Nevis Renewable Energy International’s (NREI) ribbon cutting ceremony at the geothermal site at Hamilton Estate, to signal the start of drilling operations for a test well on November 22, 2017. He said once success comes with having clean, green and cheaper energy from the island’s renewable resource would propel the island to a category of its own.
“If we can achieve what we intend to achieve here, it means that Nevis becomes fossil fuel free for its generation of electricity. It puts us really, in a category of our own in the Caribbean and perhaps in the world, in terms of being completely sustainable for our electricity supply…
“This is a resource given to us by God. It is a resource made available to us and it is for us now to harness that for the benefit of the people of Nevis,” he said.
The Acting Premier, acknowledged that Nevis was not alone in its quest for geothermal energy. He pointed islands pursuing geothermal energy including Dominica, St. Lucia, Montserrat and Guadeloupe which already has an existing plant.
He said the technology has been proven and it was now left for Nevis to move forward. He said while many are at the starting gate of geothermal development, Nevis was already quite a distance ahead.
Mr. Brantley, urged the people of Nevis to rally behind the project and to wish the drillers and developers the very best. “If they succeed, we succeed and if they succeed, we get cleaner, greener cheaper energy and that ultimately, is what is important to us,” he said.
The Acting Premier, who also stood in for Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, noted that considerable progress has been made in the Nevis Island Administration’s thrust toward geothermal energy. He thanked all who have helped in the process financially and otherwise including the Sugar Industry Diversification Fund (SIDF), thermal energy partners NREI and the United States State Department.
Meantime, Mr. Brantley used the opportunity to speak of the six local residents employed by NREI to work on the first phase of the project and what the opportunity meant to them.
“We are going to have some transfer of skills. It means that six youngsters who are here will now know about geothermal, know about drilling and as we feel the rest of the Caribbean will take pattern from Nevis, it means that they will have a skill that is exportable and that in time, they themselves might be elsewhere working on drill rigs and working to make geothermal projects a reality elsewhere,” he said.
Articles | Posted by Jim Clingman September 25th, 2017
Those of you who are my age will remember the house parties in our parents’ basements with the blue and red lights. Whether boy or girl, although you were reluctant to ask or too shy to accept that slow dance with someone you considered special, when the moment finally came and the two of you embraced each other, that dance was the most you could ask for in your teen aged years. Continue reading “The Last Dance — September 2017”
James E. Clingman is the nation’s most prolific writer on economic empowerment for Black people. His weekly syndicated newspaper column, Blackonomics, is featured in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. He has written seven books, five of which on Economic Empowerment, and has been the featured speaker for numerous organizations, schools, churches, and events across the United States.Continue reading “Blackonomics”