Hey guys so I got some bad news from the editor at Creative Loafing that due to new ownership and recent budget cuts my Class Is In Session video blog has been put on hiatus just when it got started.
I was really frustrated at first but did not want to lose any momentum so I am self-publishing the next episode.
Like many of you I had to recently deal with getting an inspection sticker, tags, car taxes and the dreaded DMV. But since I did not address these issues in a timely manner I had been "riding dirty" or not street legal for a month.
Join me in the frustrating, manic and paranoid quest of getting my car street legal.
Golden girl (click link) Hey guys check out my latest column with Creative Loafing!
I share a casual observation of a senior citizen at the grocery store and how we need to make sure that through revitalization and change for progress that we do not forget or make a place for those that have paved the way for the rest of the community.
I speak about how one senior community, The Gables, is making sure that there is a place for low, middle income folks and former residents to remain a part of the community many have called home for years.
In my latest Creative Loafing column, I just had to write about the senseless shooting of this local young brother Jonathan Ferrell who was gunned down 10 times by an officer for seeking help after he was in a violent car accident.
This unfortunate killing is just a sad pattern of violence against men of color. When folks think that racial profiling does not occur you just have to look at the disgraceful shooting of this young former athlete and college student.
Jonathan Ferrell was a former college athlete who moved to Charlotte to be closer to his fiance. He was injured and unarmed when he was shot and should have been treated like any other citizen in need but was killed because of the persona of black men being violent, predators and criminals.
I share my own personal history and local incident of being profiled and how angry and disenfranchised such an experience will leave you.