Thursday, October 11, 2007

Indianapolis 101: Conservatives Must Save The Circle City Or Fall Like Detroit by Akindele Akinyemi

I had a very long and intense conversation with my sister Attorney Darla Y. Williams last night. She was giving be a lesson how her home town of Indianapolis is about to be turned into another Detroit. Now that is scary to me because I remember stopping through the Circle City on my way to Nashville many times and I can remember how nice the city looked.

Those days are long gone.
Attorney Williams explained how the city has gone from a respectable form of government to a more liberal style of government. Of course, I have said many times that when you allow liberals to run your city I guarantee you they will run it in the ground with overspending, socialist ideologies, failed public education, and raising your taxes to the extent of where you have an outstanding foreclosure rate that is astronomical.

Let's take this clown for instance. This is Monroe Gray. He is the City-County Council president (Indianapolis and Marion County are running an consolidated government). The Democrats hold a majority on the council while the Republicans hold a minority.

This guy is in trouble because Monroe Gray received city "set-a-side" money that should have gone to women and minority contractors who are certified by the City of Indianapolis. Monroe used his position on the council to use a bogus concrete company, Mid-Region Concrete, to get the contracts for himself. He hid his contracts from the public and his constituents until he was ordered to disclose them once the media found out about it. We must vote ALL of the democrats out of the city offices. They are stealing opportunities from women and minority businesses for themselves, their families and political cronies.

This damn near sounds like Former City Councilman Lonnie Bates here in Detroit.

When Republican members of the Indianapolis City-County Council said they might launch a renewed drive to open an ethics probe of council President Monroe Gray the council president (Gray), relying on procedural rules, effectively managed to shelve a proposal calling for an investigation into his business dealings at a council meeting three nights ago.

The broader investigation could include questions about Gray’s $83,000-per-year Indianapolis Fire Department job as political liaison to the council on which he sits.

This Democratic Councilman, Ron Gibson, struck a police officer last year. will run his bid for re-election to the City-County Council next month without the criminal case that has dogged him for the past year. A special prosecutor Wednesday dismissed misdemeanor charges accusing Gibson of shoving a police officer outside a bar in July 2006 during Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration.

And it does not stop there at the city level. Wait until you see two of the state lawmakers who represent Indianapolis.

Like Bill Crawford. Here is a man who never finished high school and is a state representative. His HB 1566 is a bill that will (1) help mandate detailed record keeping, and (2) mandate a statistical analysis to better monitor (and help regulators enforce) minority business participation efforts.

The reality is this. Representative Crawford introduced legislation that allows the casinos, the universities, and all government agencies to no longer have to contract with minority businesses and instead can give to the not-for-profit companies he is affiliated with or controls such as Indiana Black Expo, the Concerned Clergy, and the Indianapolis Black Chamber Commerce. The bill expands the definition of "minority business enterprise" to include nonprofit corporations.

The bill was signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Crawford, a former drunk Black Panther is always talking black, pimps the black community and speaking that nationalist BS. When he ran the Indiana Black Expo, he helped to bankrupt it while he was president and did not account for the funds. This sounds familiar with some of the foolishness here in Detroit. I keep saying over and over again this has nothing to do with Democrats and Republicans. This is a war on our values here in Detroit and every single urban area in Michigan. When Gov. Granholm signed into law to raise our taxes we should have been on the phone, on the Internet, etc. (as URBAN CONSERVATIVES) figuring out what was our next move in 2008 will be in terms of supporting our candidates who will support our agenda.
Furthermore, how does that bill that Crawford supports help women minority owners in Indianapolis?

But the next person I am about to bring up on the witness stand is the worst State Senator I have ever heard, seen or witnessed. Even worse than former State Sen. Henry Stallings from Detroit.

This is Sen. Glenn Howard (D) of Indianapolis. He had a pea shake (racketeering) busted in Indianapolis. He cried to the Indianapolis Star for writing the “biggest lie ever told” about his being involved in a recent pea shake raid.

In his own words:

“I don’t mind people lie, but don’t lie,” he said. He was on the scene thanking local residents for cleaning up drug problems, and when the raid happened, he was just asking what happened. “I’m in the paper because I talked to the police, and encouraged kids to get off the streets.” Seniors have a nice Thanksgiving thanks to pea shake houses. “I don’t know nuthin’ about gambling .... I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout none of this,” he said, noting that when he goes with senior citizens to Las Vegas, “I play golf.” “If I go lose five dollars, I’m through.” He continued, “If someone want to do somethin’, now that’s their business.” Sen. Howard added, “This is what people want to do, that’s their business. We’ve got to stop meddling in their business.” “If I want to gamble, that’s my business,” and he seemed to hint, in closing, that police were hypocritical because they shake down the pea house proprietors at Christmas time for money for the toy funds they maintain for underprivileged kids."

-Source Indiana Gaming Insight

I have never heard ANY State Senator in recent times talk as ignorant as this one. Not even Sen. Irma Clark-Coleman from Detroit. At least she can articulate her positions.

Senator Glenn Howard was once reminded, by a lawyer whom he defamed, that he was a "Senator" and should behave like one. His angry response was "I ain't no Goddamn Senator, I'm a nigga! The lawyer replied, "That may very well be, but your constituents have a right to know this."

That lawyer was Atty. Darla Williams.

And I cannot leave out the Ghetto Mafia's Queen on the Throne: Congresswoman Julia Carson.

It was her crew that tore down a park for toddlers and young children to build an exclusive parking lot for a tavern/bar.

For example, the wife of City-County Council President Monroe Gray, Teresa Gray is an investor in the bar. Then there's Lacy Johnson, the father who's been hiding behind his son's namesake, who is Julia Carson's long-time political campaign manager and partner at Ice Miller. And Joyce Rogers, who is Indiana Black Expo President.

Now Congresswoman Carson, who is part of the Democratic Congressional Black Caucus, has not finished school herself!!! This is a federal legislator that has taken so many people to hell in Indianapolis. Ask Julia how many college credit hours she has earned. If anyone had sense you would check her background.
Over the years her credentials have changed, but are not verifiable. No one has questioned her about her background. Julia have pimped the community and taxpayers long enough. Julia Carson used employees at the Trustee office to sign and mail in over 200 post cards to the Indianapolis Star to be named woman of the year. What the hell is that all about?
And this is Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick's friend and homie in the CBC!!!! Where is the integrity?
It will take conservatives like us to help our colleagues in Indianapolis to overcome liberalism. I hate to see Indianapolis turn into a Democratic wasteland. The city is coming off their first Super Bowl win. I would personally like to see Eric Dickerson run against Juila Carson for Congress again. Eric Dickerson is a Black Republican in Indianapolis.
We know our constituents are upset everywhere with the Democratic Party in urban areas across America. They are really upset with them here in every single urban area in Michigan as well as Indianapolis. An approval rating of 11% is criminal with the Democratic Leadership in Congress. Here in Michigan, the next state representative races in 2008 will determine if conservatives have the juice to balance power in the Michigan House of Representatives. I KNOW for a fact that we cannot wait for the RNC to give Black Republicans help in terms of campaigning. This will be OUR job to make that happen.
Let the RNC and their affiliates follow OUR lead for once. If we do not save our inner cities soon places like Indianapolis will end up like Detroit.
A complete wasteland.


Sir Hailstone said...

I'm a professional acquaintance of Darla's, disregarding that fact I must say this is absolutely the most brilliant article I've read lately on the situation here in Indiana written by anyone of ANY race.

Never mind the mainstream media - they would chop and edit it and change the entire meaning.

Your article is linked at my blog, and it being linked to other local Republican blogs. And we ARE getting people's attention. Keep it up, and bloggers will make a positive difference in the days to come. We win with Republicans of all races - Prime example is former Congressman J.C. Watts. Why aren't there more people being embraced by all people like Ken Blackwell, Michael Steele, and even Eric Dickerson?

Buzzy Whitlow said...

I agree with Sir Hailstone, this article is magnificent. I couldn't have said it better. Move to Indianapolis (live outside Marion Co., though), we need you here!

Akindele F. Akinyemi said...

If things do not improve here I will move to Indianapolis!!!!

Darla said...

Black Indianapolis vs. Black Detroit

Hey Brother Akindele,

Hoosiers who think Detroit, Michigan has problems better think twice.

Indianapolis, Indiana has a major problem that’s hurling downward like a meteorite, destroying everything in its path. Don’t be fooled with Indiana Black Expo and the Coca-Cola Classic “wez black folk all happy” fluffery. That’s just annual economic development for Downtown Indianapolis, Inc.-- and black businesses in Indiana are NOT at the table. These “kum ba yas” double as way to give funds to “pet” not-for-profit organizations controlled by crooked black legislators and their girlfriends/boyfriends, friends & relatives, offering relatively nothing of marketable value in return. These funds are usually to “Celebrate Diversity” without having to “really” do anything for blacks. You see, our black politicians have sold OUR rights to opportunities in the City of Indianapolis in exchange for their social and political platforms and slush-funds, these not-for-profit organizations.

Speaking of crooked politicians, now these SAME not-for-profits can now be certified as a disadvantaged human being as a “protected class”. That’s the same class that allows government to have set-aside programs for women and certain minorities. Yes, an “Entity” in Indiana, can be a “protected class”, but not really--just in Indiana. Which reminds me, our black legislators should at least have a high school education? They’ll comprehend law better.

Yes an “Entity” can now win a contract over a black man or black women to take advantage of set-aside money. I wonder of a women or minority can use this same “protected class” status to take advantage of all those GRANTS that not-for-profits can apply for? NO, of course not

Most corporate diversity initiatives, (funds) it’s always about the dollars, are focused on the old-school “something for nuthin” concept. This was introduced during a time in Indianapolis black history when our ‘black militant leaders” were demanding things because they felt white America owed reparations, and they convinced our white leaders that “they” would collect on behalf of the black men, women and children. To this date, there are hundreds of women-owned and black businesses across Indiana that could provide services and perhaps more focused and positive exposure in our communities.

Yet, instead of contracting with these women and minority owned businesses, corporate America and our government is GIVING money to these not-for-profits who continue to ENTERTAIN tens of thousands of black folks each year during Black Expo and the Classic, while increasing the burden on tax payers—while year after year the economic and social status in the black community declines. Concerts don’t educate, Tavis Smiley and Sinbad speaking for 50 minutes I a large auditorium talking about his life, does educate, dance contest, galas, don’t educate. We are spending too much money that is intended for the minority community on ENTERTAINMENT.

There are MANY wonderful not-for-profits who get very little, like the Martin “Sickle Cell” Center on 35th College. They really need some funding.

We must stop bypassing legitimate black businesses that offer more than just a corporate luncheon for $2000 a table and a banner, but who offer actual products or services in return. Black businesses in the city of Indianapolis have received only a paltry 1-3 percent of city contracting 12-14% less than the commitment. Shameful.

You think DETROIT has problems? Look at the “high-quality” black elected officials Detroit has representing THEIR city.
Now, look at OUR new majority black representatives and what has happened to Indianapolis only after 4 years under their “absolute” rule.

Can you imagine how much time it will be before Indianapolis becomes Detroit and Detroit becomes the place we want to move to?

If the democrats in Marion County are elected AGAIN for 4 more years, they are going for EVERYTHING!!!! Every Contract, Every Dollar and ship it overseas. They will invoke the same shameful “parliamentary procedure” moves and "Roberts rules of Order" trumps the "Law" non-sense, this came from a licensed Attorney--they will RAMROD us with taxes and steal, steal, steal.

4 more years, that's all it will take. Look at the behavior of these black elected officials, its SHOCKING, the President of the counsel and the attorney who is supposed to be representing the council, is illegally blocking the President’s ethics investigation: Look at the exchange between Dr. Borst and them:

A constituent asked Monroe Gray ”why he voted on his own ethics hearing” hear his explanation.

Think about this for a moment, and PLEASE, VIEW THE VIDEO IF UNSURE before you answer this question:

“It's less than a MONTH from the election and LOOK how they are behaving, in OPEN view, ON camera. Humm…aren't we supposed to be at our best behavior, after-all we are campaigning?”

Well, guess what American, this IS their best behavior!!!! Use you imagination to determine what their "real" behavior is like, you'll be on the mark? Talk about hoodwinked. Still not sure? PLEASE, REVIEW THE VIDEO. If you are not sure, you HAVEN’T viewed the video. They are actually VERY funny (-:, you’ll probably want to keep them forever. Take at look at this one, it will crack you up:

Still not sure? Check this one out!!!


Running government is HARD--maintaining race-relations is even HARDER, especially in a city with a growing black population.

Indianapolis politics is involved in a power struggle between the black controlled city-county council/7th congressional district and its citizens. While the citizens left government to monitor itself they NOW realize the candidates that were subsequently elected do no possess the qualities necessary to lead our city and many have been involved in questionable conduct.

In our absence, over the years officials from both parties, in order to deal with the growing influential black voter, decided to make THEIR lives simpler and more predictable by just “agreeing behind closed doors” WHO would be Congressperson, WHO would be Mayor, WHO would be Judge, WHO would be on the CCC. Even future positions have already been negotiated, behind closed doors!

Under this system, the black person usually selected lacked formal education and was unable to get crossover votes--assuring they would never get uppity and run for Mayor or the Senate. A congressperson “should” also posses the necessary intellect and communication skills to be Mayor or a US Senator, otherwise they SHOULD NOT be in our nations capitol speaking on Hoosiers behalf, black OR white. Thus, under this system we acquired our set of black legislators. Not from the cream rising to the top, but back door deals with antiquated white party people and “dumb” black legislators.

This is the WORST type of racism ever played on black people in Indianapolis!

It’s SICK!

Our representatives must be FIT for the job, not just Black!

Our representatives must be educated, accomplished, healthy and ethical. We must have choices. No more carving up the positions by races behind closed doors, unless YOU take the Julia Carson’s. We want a 2007 newer model.

What we should EXPECT?!

From today on, so that we can regain balance, we MUST STOP THINKING ABOUT RACE when we vote on November 6, 2007. We are allowing representatives who not only lack the basic communications and reading skills necessary to represent this community but who are now ABUSING it by secretly raiding government contract set-aside companies with bogus start-up companies.

Many keep asking, when are the Feds going to get involved with what’s going on in the City of Indianapolis and Center Township. I’m sure this same “Carson Crew” or the Ghetto Mafia, are wondering the same thing. What do YOU think they are doing in the meantime…? Guess, think REAL hard now.

These legislators are caged lions, they MUST continue to fight until they are drug away, kicking and screaming all the way to the slammer. They will fight even worse than you’ve just seen on the videos above after the election.

4 More years of this and this city WILL BE DESTROYED and possibly bankrupt.

They are fighting using tax paying money, and RAISING out taxes to do.

We must send them go back into the private sector where competition will deal with them. We cannot continue to allow them to beat us up with OUR resources.

DAB said...

Mr. Akindele,

I just stumbled upon your blog doing research--I have met Ms. Carson and Mr. Howard--and your comments made me smile.

Thanks for the lift.