Women’s March Breaks History Records

Donald Trump’s team seems to ignore the existence of facts. They say his inauguration was YUGE bigger than any one before. This is not true. What is true that millions of people marched all over the world estimates are between 3 million to 4.5 million. Trump lives in his alternative reality. All I know is I was in Los Angeles and it was one of the largest events I ever had the pleasure to be apart. Here are just a few pictures that I took.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Billy Bush

exclusive-kat-billy-bush-3aAlthough you may be celebrating your birthday under unusual circumstances with the Trump Access Hollywood video backlash, please enjoy your day with your friends & family. Especially your family that includes 3 daughters that someday will have to navigate the dangerous waters of sexual harassment, objectification, power games by superiors and sexual assault. Your daughters will have to someday learn how to {not} expect colleagues to have their back especially when co-workers are trying to be liked by bosses or big wigs.

Your daughters will also have to learn that many men act and think the way their father did in that video. Some men “act” one way in public and another in private. Your children will also learn how challenging it is for women to work in a field where men dominate often with brute force and the difficulty of getting ahead just based on merit and not by looks or giving out sexual favors. Your girls will also find out that some men/women will punish them for speaking up and speaking out. In the coming years, your daughters will learn that some bosses will attempt to fire them for not having sex or for becoming pregnant.

In the Access Hollywood hot mic video, you also demonstrate how manipulative a person can be when they are “coaching” a person to “be nice” to a superior. You enabled a man who just bragged about being able to do whatever he wanted because he was rich. This is what your daughters will have to look forward to – a world where the rich, entitled & powerful get away with being a sexual predator because people like you laugh it off and encourage it.

So happy birthday Billy Bush. Thank you for being a pawn in the game and bringing work place ethics and “locker room talk” to the forefront. Thank you for triggering the pain and the anguish of so many (not just) women who have had to put up with sexual harassment, intimidation, unwanted advances and the good old boy type of Neanderthal actions that so many still think are harmless. Trump’s talk – bragging about assaulting women, forcibly kissing them is not normal or harmless. It is sick. Your encouragement is shameful.

Your daughters [and not to forget your wife] like all of us deserve better. So please enjoy your birthday. May it bring you more wisdom and grace. Don’t worry about losing your position at NBC & The Today Show. I’m certain you can get a new job at FOX.
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Donald Trump Is The Manchurian Candidate

Words can not express my disgust over Donald Trump being the GOP nominee for the Presidency of The United States. A man that has little or no self control is one step away from the oval office? Really? Donald Trump is a destructive force that is undermining any good that America stands for.

NBC and the Today Show have suspended Trump’s partner in crime Billy Bush for the leaked lewd video. NBC needs to fire Bush PERIOD! Why they hired him in the first place is beyond me. The Today Show viewership is mostly women and they went with that Bozo!

Here is my thoughts on Trump being “The Manchurian Candidate” in real time, right now.

#DearTRUMP

Dear Trump:

Hello I’m someone you don’t know I’m a Black person self-employed with somewhat of an education. I got my first job at 14 and I have Never been on welfare. Never been arrested. All of my immediate family members are employed and/or have their own businesses. My father, who is deceased, served in the military to a country who did not always treat people with our shade of skin as equal citizens under law. Although my father and I had our differences, I respect him for serving America’s interests even though America didn’t necessarily care about his, mine and our ancestors.

My grandmother always instilled in me the importance of work. Although she dealt with more racism and difficulty than I want to discuss, she made her own empire through hard work and by not making excuses. My grandmother also made sure that her grandchildren had the opportunity to go to some of the finest colleges and universities in the United States. Through her hard work and diligence she left a legacy that generations can be proud of and that we have to live up to.

I just wanted to let you know your ignorance, your arrogance and your deplorable lack of decorum is an insult to all people who believe in the good of humanity and want to do their best to be the best that they can be. You are the epitome of what a Spoiled Privileged Brat becomes when he/she doesn’t have anyone to say “No!” to their insufferable behavior.

Here is a short hand list of your infamy:

• You never served – your privilege got you off

• You have been sued for housing discrimination against Blacks in the 70’s
• You have hired undocumented Polish workers who were paid 4-5 dollars an hour to build Trump tower – they even lived on site
• Your model wife Melania Trump worked in the U.S. before having proper documentation
• You have a long history of lawsuits and fraudulent business dealings as in Trump University
• You are known for not paying your contractors
• Your former teacher and attorney Roy Cohn (right hand twink for Joseph McCarthy during the Red Scare) was instrumental grooming your attack stance
• Your ties to the mob got you concrete and favors in New York
• For such a successful businessman why the numerous bankruptcies?
• Companies owned by you are in $650 million dollars in debt
• Trump you called on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s computers
• Your history of misogyny appears to have no bounds you seem obsessed with your daughter Ivanka’s body
• You’ve been accused of raping your first wife – your lawyer doesn’t believe a spouse can be raped
• Sexual harassment seems to be a concept that is too difficult for you to comprehend
• Roger Ailes who was fired from Fox for his sexual harassment and predatory intimidation of female staff is now an advisor to your campaign

Donald, You are a race baiter and you make damaging simpleton statements and generalizations such as Mexico is bringing in rapists. All Muslims should be banned, all Blacks have bad schools and all Black teens don’t have jobs. You try to imply that a vote for you will make everything better. I strongly disagree. If people who share your ignorant and slave master beliefs would get one thing through their vacuous mind – it is people like me are not looking for a hand out. We want to be PAID equitably for our work and respected. We want access to the best schools, best professions and best places to live. In your mind you don’t see us as equal you and those like you see us as less than still all these generations after coming off the plantations that made your families and so many politicians rich. When we do have the money to get a home or an apartment it is more likely that people that share the same mindset as you discriminate against us “moving on up”. Trump people like you are a big part of the problem and you just don’t have enough humanity and decency to feel shame for it.

You have insulted so many people from all walks of life. I find it incredulous that the Republican Party has so little balls to put an end to this tacky reality show for your ego. You would rather destroy everything for your pompous chauvinistic Narcissism than to admit you are a campaign fraud. You are truly a sick man. Your callus insults to hard working people of the United States as well as those who served, is an embarrassment to all conscious souls on earth.

Understanding Why More Victims Of Violence & Abuse Won’t Come Forward

The following essay I wrote in response to the question of why some victims of violent crimes – especially rape don’t come forward. I hope this helps in the better understanding of victims’ mind sets and challenges.

Getting help becomes a full time job in itself.  It takes a considerable amount of time to do research. Finding the right help is paramount. Weeding through doctors, lawyers, clinics, hospitals, websites, referrals, references, emails, phone calls and the police is time consuming and at times frustrating.

Police – over worked, desensitized, might not complete paperwork or conduct proper or thorough investigations. Majority of police are men, and if the victim is a woman there might be power games being played such as the victim being made to feel they are overly emotional and that they should trust the police officer to do their job with no questions asked.

Victim may feel isolated and that they have no one to talk to. They also may feel pressure from family members, loved ones , friends  or co-workers not to come forward, to let the abuse go, or to not go to the authorities. They also may be threaten, intimidated and bullied not to come forward by the assailant(s), attorneys and others in their immediate circle and beyond in social media. Victims also have to contend with people saying it was their fault or that they are lying or it is all in their head – “That they are crazy!”

Shame is a big problem.  Talking about the crime can produce ridicule, self doubt and feelings of low self esteem. Repeating details of the crime or incident to doctors, police officers, lawyers, family and employer may cause further feelings of depression and shame.

Feeling violated again when the details of the crime become public record.

Women tend to be conditioned to not want to cause waves, to give others multiple chances, to take care of others more than they take care of their own needs.

Losing time from work pursuing justice or getting help might not be a viable option for some. Others may not have access to adequate health care or day care.

Getting help is expensive. Paying for transportation to go to appointments, to meet with police, to pay for additional expenses as a result of the crime can be daunting. If a survivor of violence is living pay check to pay check or doesn’t have a source of their own income, leaving or getting professional help may not be an immediate, cost effective or a realistic option.

The mental pain as well as the physical pain may take months, years or a lifetime to manage.

And what I found out in my own case that gave me a greater understanding of why so many women in the Bill Cosby case didn’t or waited years to tell their stories is:  just because one is a victim in a violent crime, there is no guarantee that you will be believed or helped by attorneys who want to make money. All victims of violent crimes are not a slam dunk in the money department and many lawyers don’t want to rock the boat by going up against a “Celebrity” with corporate connections and a fat wallet.

It is the victim’s ultimate choice to come forward and roll the dice or not. There are no guarantees that justice will win but by telling the truth, providing evidence and healing, one may turn from a victim to a survivor to a Thriver thus educating others while repairing one’s self.

Katt Williams Makes Joke Of Justice & His Victims

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On Sunday July 24th, Katt Williams was arrested for suspicion of attacking a female employee at the Sportsmens’ Lodge in Studio City, CA. He was arrested and released on $20,000 bail. My question is why is Katt Williams out on bail in the first place?

In 2016 alone, Williams has been arrested at least 6 times:
1. 02/29/16 Punching A Leslie’s Pool Employee
2. 03/11/16 Holding 5 women at gun point and stealing their cameras
3. 03/09/16 Williams was arrested for a February crime for threatening his body guard – During a GA Police raid they found firearms and weed
4. 03/30/16 Katt Williams arrested for Fighting with a Teenager in Georgia
5. 04/28/16 Charged with Battery after Williams hit Waffle House manager with salt shaker
6. 07/24/16 Katt Williams accused of attacking female employee of The Sportsmen’s Lodge

Most of us regular law abiding citizens if accused of multiple serious crimes as well as having previous criminal records in multiple states and jurisdictions, we would not receive the repeated opportunities to post bail and to commit more “allege” crimes but we aren’t Williams.

Katt Williams is special.

Full disclosure, I am the photographer that was threaten, assaulted and robbed in the case involving Marion Suge Knight and Katt Williams.

Like many of the other victims, I have wondered why so many on social media and other news sites have previously made jokes of Katt Williams’ crimes?
Even one martial arts school took it upon itself to offer Katt Williams free classes after he was taken down by a teenager that he sucker punched. We live in a world where if someone is a celeb and/or rich they get a free pass to commit crimes over and over again. The victims are left with the carnage and the laugh track of sites like tmz and other negative promoters. It is all a big joke. Those so called “news sites” that strive for ratings over the truth, forget or intentionally don’t report the important facts.

Here is a big one – According to Zap2it.com from August 2013:
“Williams pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge on Monday (Aug. 19) in response to a Nov. 25 incident in which he struck a Target employee in Woodland, CA, a local CBS website reports. He was sentenced to one year of informal probation and ordered to stay away from the Woodland Target. Additionally, he was levied with a 10-year firearm prohibition and a $200 fine.”
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Katt Williams obviously is big business. B.E.T. recently had Williams as a headliner and VH1 has exploited having Katt Williams being connected to the VH1’s Love & Hip Hop franchise. The court system makes money on all the cases that Williams has to post bail. The lawyers make money defending a repeat offender who always seems to have money to stay out of jail. It appears that negative publicity gets Katt Williams new gigs.

In 2013 the Sacramento Court demanded that Mr. Williams not be in possession of firearms for ten years which would mean until 2023. Not only has the “funny man” been shown in a March 2016 video playing with a gun while explaining his beat down in Philadelphia but while Katt Williams’ home was raided in Georgia during a search warrant, (after William’s body guard was held hostage) the GA police found weed and weapons.

I’m not a lawyer but why is Katt Williams given repeat passes when facing the Law that all of the rest of us easily respect? Why is Williams so special? It is truly sickening to wake up and to find out that Katt Williams threaten, injured and victimized someone else while the survivors of his madness attempt to move on with their life and try to heal themselves. Katt Williams’ theft of the Law is no laughing matter. It says a lot about the culture of celebrity and the cruelness of our country – coddling a comedian over facts.

Lastly, why is a repeat offender in multiple jurisdictions previous actions not held accountable in recent cases as a reflection of his/her character?
Yet victim’s names and privacy can be violated repeatedly for click bait sites?
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