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Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke wages war against the nonblack elites.
If you are an African-American civic leader in Miami, you're better off keeping your mouth shut and doing as you are told. If you don't, the secret society of elitist rich Anglos and Hispanics who run this county will try to destroy you. It's been going on since the '70s, when the late Miami Herald publisher Alvah Chapman created the Non-Group, a cabal of mostly white male CEOs who set the agenda for Miami-Dade County.
This good-old-boys club was so secretive that Chapman barred reporters from attending the Non-Group's monthly dinner meetings. He kept it secret for 14 years. Imagine that: the man in charge of the community's only major daily newspaper censoring the fourth estate from his backroom deals.
The Non-Group doesn't officially exist anymore, but it's clear that a select group of elitists — the developers and businessmen who get together for Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce luncheons and rounds of golf at the Biltmore Hotel — still dictates the course of county politics. If African-American politicians don't say, "Yes, massah," the secret society assassinates their character. For example, on June 18, Miami Herald columnist Fred Grimm concocted a hit piece highlighting my arrest record and my raunchy music career. Fuck Fred.
When Arthur Teele spoke out against this group's stealing millions of taxpayer dollars meant to help Overtown get on its feet, they attacked him until he shot himself in the head in the Herald's lobby. When his successor, Michelle Spence-Jones, got wise to their game, she too was targeted for elimination. They got her indicted on two separate public corruption cases. She's already been acquitted in one trial, and rumors are swirling the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office will drop the other. The secret society controls what gets reported.
When the secret society backed Carlos Gimenez for county mayor, its media partners ignored some shady aspects of his campaign. No reporter has followed up on my recent column that stated Gimenez supporter and Homestead Councilman Jimmy Williams offered me a $40,000 appearance fee when the former county commissioner wanted my endorsement.
If Gimenez were a true man of integrity, he would have explained to the news media that all of this talk about me orchestrating a backroom deal with his opponent, Julio Robaina, is bullshit. But just like his secret-society masters, he's a liar. They should all be ashamed of themselves.
All elite groups look out for their own more than others. Whites, hispanics and blacks. There are more hispanic politicians in Miami, so more of them are more likely protected. Blacks also cover for each other here. Your argument that because hispanics cover hispanic politiicans wrongdoing, doesn't mean some local african american politicians have not been also corrupt. Since they are in fewer positions of power, they might have a harder time covering for each other though (if they want to). Another fact: minority groups who have very limited representation, are sometimes less likely to admit weaknesses which exist amoungst one of their own, simply because they know the majority culture might pounce on it. So, they particularly cover for their own. When minority groups have increased control, and stereotypes fade, they are more likely to allow good and bad to be discovered and discussed from their group. After all, they know by then that mainstream culture does not define them only by the representation of a handful, and they can let the realities of good and bad from, yes, even their group, come out. Local african american polticians have hardly been less corrupt, in Miami, there is an equal opportunity, taken by all ethnic groups generously, to rip off the public and taxpayers, almost, whenever they can.
No word on the Black Elite from L. Campbell. His writing is strong, filled with emotions, and always sides with the working man.
However, Mr. Campbell's objectivity comes from his clouded emotions and that is not right.
Great person. Great morals. Rehash writer. Same old. No edge. Same old same old.
Lisa, anyone with a functioning brain knows that the awards and money that Luke has, are stench with the order of discomposing bodies. The message of his actions and his art have done nothing to help his followers, he has only exploited them. Just by mere neglect he is guilty as charged.
THIS GUY IS THE ONLY ONE IN MIAMI WRITING ANYTHING WORTH READING! YET NEW TIMES FIND IT NECESSARY TO DISRESPECT HIM BEFORE YOU READ ANYTHING WRITTEN BY HIM! WTF DOES WHAT HE DID AS A KID GOT TO DO WITH WHAT HE IS SAYING AND DOING AS A MAN! WHY DON'T YOU TELL US WHAT ALL THE ''MADNESS'' THE OTHER WRITERS DID WHEN THEY WAS HIS AGE BEFORE WE READ THEIR WRITINGS! AND FOR THE RECORD ...HIS MADNESS WON COUNTLESS AWARDS AND MADE MILLIONS AND MILLION AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ...SOMETHING YOUR FREE RAG HAS NOT DONE NOR ANY OF YOUR OTHER WRITERS! YOUR ''OPINION'' OF HIS MUSIC IS NOT NEEDED, SMELLS OF RACISM AND IS UNNECESSARY AND CLEARLY NOT WORKING ...BECAUSE DESPITE YOUR BEST EFFORTS ....HE IS A RESPECTED PERSON AND WRITER... YOU HAD HOPED HE'D BE A JOKE BUT THE JOKE IS ON YOU! LOL
what the fuck is hispanic, what skin color are they...most of them are all whites..majority of people in spain are white...they are all white to me. i don't know why they seperated them from whites, but they are all white, simple as that.
WRONG! If you are NOT from PURE European blood .... you are nothing more than a WATERED DOWN & MUTATED BLACK PERSON...that speak SPANISH! SMDH
Lisa, you are quite ignorant. I don't know where you get your information from Lisa but, "Hispanic" is not a race. That's about as ignorant as saying that "American" is a race. Hispanics consists of whites (yes, pure European) , blacks, mongolian (asian, native, etc.), and everything in between, just like Americans. The "Hispanic" stereotype you see in the media are normally mixed or natives of the Americas, which is not a fair or truthful representation of people of Spanish descent. Being born in a particular part of the world is not what determines race. The term "Hispanic" is an invention. All it does is make it easier to discriminate. Black is the one who is right here.
Mr. Black and Mrs. Lisa you both are retarded. Do you all think that when you die you all gonna have skin color or money? Mutated Black? Sorry, I think that's the color of your own soul. I pity both of you. Good Luck on you own judgement day...And for the record I'm hispanic.....
How can you live with these types of ideas... no wonder race issues are never resolved in the USA... message to your black friends: stay in school, work hard, stay off drugs and gangster shit, and take care of your family... do you know what the number of black unwed women is in the US? I wonder if you do... and while the number of black single mothers keeps increasing, black men are now dating white women at the rate of five to one... do the math and stop blaming some secret society or conspiracy for your problems... otherwise, you'll never amount to anything but human excrement.
Yeah, Black children stay clean and good so you can STILL be the object of racial discrimination! I have a direct example that I have experienced personally of how INSTITUTIONAL RACISM has affected me and other Black people. These are the kind of acts by financial organizations that directly impact Black peoples ability to live in the USA.
A bank will (and did) loan me (A Black Man) $50,000.00 to buy a car yet will not loan me that same 50K to start a business (the next minute after being accepted for the car loan I was rejected for a business loan WHY??? A LOAN IS A LOAN RIGHT)!!!! Is it starting to make sense yet?
The powers that be (the system, the man, Mr. Charlie etc....) WANT Blacks to be in debt as a consumer with a devalued piece of metal but will not allow you to become a producer of money to grow a business that can sustain you and your families life.
It should be painfully obvious that the system doesn't care whether or not Black people can make a living at all; all they want us to do is buy their goods which we are so eager to do (Gucci, Yves St. Laurent, Rolex, Cadillac, Mercedes, etc...) even to the point of going into severe debt and damaging our ability to acquire anything else in life. INSTITUTIONAL RACISM must stop.
Human excrement are the people perpetrating racism such as this. Unwed Mothers are a product of the destruction of the Black American family that the USA has been engaged in for the past 400 years! Since Massa slept with Slave Sally he has been doggin' the Black Man's trail trying to eliminate him from the planet. Not allowing families to accept aide if the husband is present in the household only if a single Mother is in the home, Yet preventing the huband (Black Man) from getting a good paying job (please read this scholarly article from Princeton it is EYE OPENING!) :
The article shows unequivocally that a White man with no college degree and a criminal record will be hired in NYC before a Black man with a college degree and no criminal history. So Katnuk please get educated on what's really happening in Black America before you so roundly and soundly show your ignorance!
Carlos, In the case of Patjordan33 and NEWYORKINTHEHOUSE you are dead on. Patjordan33, I have a challenge for you, take any issue written by any "None Black written here and make a case for us of said lie, I know we probably won't hear from you again. Patjordan33 let me leave you with some fruit for though, in the monopoly board of Miami the only card that represent your main contribution to Miami, is the go to jail card, wake up an stop living in Luke's fantasy Island. NewyorkintheHouse, good your here, you have more room to move around here than you probably do at your house, please get confy. As to people leaving Miami you are right, they are been pushed out by the thousands moving in from New York, do your research, or does your PHD stand for PLACED in HOUSE DETENSION.MSG. to my black friends, the respect you seek is not in the color of your skin, It's in the humility of your soul and the power of the mind.
Luke, I would love to be a fly on the wall watching your leaches telling you how well written your article was (?), Yet you know that they have all read the 200+ comments written here and none of them took the time to write in support, even though you had sinister motives in writing this article. I know what you're thinking right now, the more you read the nigger word posted, the more money you'll make as well as gaining more power. Luke you are a slime, the streets in the low income communities are filled with blood and hopelessness because of people like you, I guess that when you sold your soul you sought it to be a small price to pay for what's occurring in the community you say to represent.
U can stick Miami up your ass..Only place in america where u can have a PHD get paid shit $. They r leaving Miami by the hundreds.....Only ass holes there r "Cubans" still trapped in Castro bull shit....If cubans had any balls Castro would not be in power.....Go to marlins park it's a joke.Take awAY nEW YORKERS FROM FL N THE STATE WOULD FALL. IF U LIKE WORKING 4 A BULL SHIT SALARY COME TO mIAMI...LAND OF KISS ASS CUBANS.THE WORST RACE IN THE WORLD!
Fuck you you stupid ignorant negro. Quit blaming someone else for your peoples ignorance and lack of education. We did rebuild Liberty City after the McDuffie riots. Look how lovely it still is. Dem Cubans and Whites tore it down right? Tell your people to get educations and to quit squirting out 6-10 kids per household in order to get Government aide such as housing,food stamps and welfare. Maybe then your people could somehow get ahead not stay behind. When my parents and I arrived here in 62, my old man went to work in Immokalee cutting cane for under a dollar an hour. We were discriminated more than blacks were. But our desire to have a better life was greater than any force against us. later my dad was drafted by the Army and spent two tours in Nam which led to a 22 year stint in the Army with a good pension. Rather than retire, he then took a job with the county and retired after another 20 years. All this to give myself and my brother and sisters a better life. So please,please quit your fucking crying about the poor black folks. It's 2011 Puke. We have a fucking black Muslim in the white house!!!!
Yes, many immigrants have also been subjected to racism but each group be they Italian, Irish, Jewish, English, German, Slavic, Cuban, or whatever have been able to assimilate seamlessly into Majority society. You are a great example of this. I am sure Majority society accepts you as being White (yeah you are passing brother man, probably can't even speak your Mother tongue anymore either). But, there is a thing making Blacks stand out and less able to seemlessly assimilate no matter how hard they try. This is what makes Black people unique in the psychopathology of American racism and Black peoples situation in America.
you have a nerd claim to call black people the n-word. look like you want to get your ass kick by an black man. Remeber the black came here as slave. we built miami and the whole untied states. learn history before you open your month, next time black person will kick your ass.
The N word you are referring to is Negro? Is that racist? Hahahahahah! You cant even spell! The only thing built in the untied states(great grammar) by blacks was the drug trade. As for getting my ass kicked by you, dont let your alligator mouth get your humming bird ass in trouble son. I am a retired special forces officer that can probably break your body into pieces blindfolded and with one hand tied behind my back.
im still trying to figure out what you guys built. when i look at the skyscrapers going up, housing, buildings, and the like, it was usually european immigrants that can be seen working on them. you just regurgitate the vomit that you learned in our failing school system that has no factual basis to back it up. bottom line is you guys run your communities into the ground, not even factored into the equation anymore, dont believe me? your black pres is kissing latino ass in all the border states in the u.s. lickin boots to get their vote... cya sucka
El_tiburon_13, R U still trying to figure out what Black people made in Miami...LOOK UNDER YOUR FEET! Miami was a swamp in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
When Henry Flagler built the Florida East Coast Railway who were the workers (Henry Flagler didn't dig any ditches). Many were former slaves; yes Black Men! In the early reconstruction period after the civil war many Blacks were made slave labor through the enforcement of "The Black Codes" which inflicted severe penalties for Blacks who even walked in town after a certain hour. "The Black Codes" allowed the Police to arrest Blacks for almost anything and many of the victims of "The Black Codes" were forced into servitude.
After the railway was built many stayed in the area and became sharecroppers creating the agricultural base for South Florida. Also the draining of the everglades and creation of Biscayne Bay and it's islands (Palm, Hibiscus, Star etc...) was done by Black Men. The Whites couldn't control the Indians who were natives of the area and could easily elude the Whites who tried to capture and/or kill them.
So to answer your question the very foundation of those skyscrapers you note were created by Black people. The agricultural base of Florida was created by Black people. You must realize the very foundation of this NATION was created and made by Black people primarily as slave labor...ALL OF AMERICA OWES BLACK AMERICA A DEBT OF GRATITUDE AND MORE!
Your main complaint seems to be that White and Hispanic "elites" run the show in Miami-Dade, with Blacks being used mostly as "window dressing" where needed. Yeah, you are correct; that's is probably exactly how it is. Maybe they should turn the reins of governance over to people of color in the name of diversity and "fairness?" Kind of like Affirmative Action for governing. As for millions stolen from helping Overtown, I have news for you, sir. Overtown and every other Black Ghetto in this country is beyond help! Your people in "da hood" destroy everything they touch, especially eachother. Of course, they won't get an education, they won't take responsibility for their own sorry state, it's Whitey's fault, yeah for the past 300 years. Get real. Tell your folks to stop being victims of their own excuses, get out, get a job and stop the blame game. And one last thing, Detroit has been handed over to "your" people. How's that been working out? Do we really want the same result in Miami? NO!
You are afraid to hear the trth about what black peoples have to say. I am reply about both to post. don't mess with a black man who know about history. you both foolish peoples will not like what i have to say. I have study the secret socitey and the so called whites and cubans lies. belived me, i wiill respon to you. I am not afraid unlike you to two to speak truth.
Poor pitiful black man, everybody hates me cause I be black, boo hoo boo hoo boo hoo !!!!! WHY DON'T YOU DO LIKE THAT NIGGER BASEBALL PLAYER DID AND LIGHTEN UP? HAHAHAHAHAHA ... GET IT, LIGHTEN UP ...... GET YERSELF SOME OF DAT SKIN WHITE WASH, AND MAYBE THEY THINK YOU BE A CAUCASIAN = LMFAO
What Luke, is saying does sound interesting, but a bit suspecious. I am a black woman who lived in Miami in th 80's, I mved away because of the crime commited by mostly blacks and hispanics. that is the problem in the community that is needed to be address. A fish does rot from the head first, but while there are corruptions in politics, minorities who does not snitch on each other are in my opinion a bigger problem than even the politions. Luke needs to address the crime in the black community, MEN CANNOT OBTAIN A JOB DUE TO POLICE RECORD, WOMEN HAVING CHILDREN WITH MEN WHO ARE SPERM DONORS ONLY, AND MULTIPLE FATHERS. THAT'S A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN THE MATTER THAT HE IS FIGHTING.
I'm surprised Luke actually had the dream and actual vigor to believe he even had a chance in government. Everyone has dreams but reality will set u back in your place.
I do accept that there are corruptions in government, but; again; People need to take personal responsibllity, think about the repercussions. Parents, minorities in particular, needs to govern theIr children and train them in the manner that they should grow. It begins in the home. Government does not raise children, BUCK UP, BE RESPONSIBE!!!
that is the truth!!! the main stream always try to destroy our black leaders in the community and the country. Luke is telling the truth! EVERY black leader in this country is always a target. Hispanic leaders can get away with anything in Miami and even if they are charge they will always be found not guilty in most case and those who have been convicted always return to politics.
I do agree that most hispanics will find in favour of there own, but it is because they are active in their community, they go out to vote, they sits on the jury, theyfore they have a sway in the community, LIKE IT OR NOT!!!!. If you are an ex-con, I do not think you can sit on the jury. Take a look at the crime rate in our community, black on black crime, lets l;ook at tjhe fatherless children in our community, we need to take responsibility for our own actions and stop looking for someone to blame.
This a racist article that intend to divide America This article was kept for long time on the yahoo pages as a racist propaganda. Other articles are only showing one day. This is a left wing news paper that does not know that if communist get to Miami it will be cosfiscated by the Goverment like "Diario La Marina" in Cuba.I do hate idiots. I have nothing to lose now so "Long Live Communist" to get to detroy you Hipanish is not a race it is a culture like French culture please go back to kinder school
Can't we all get along... We all in this together....call it like it is.. blk is blk , wht is wht, hispanic is hispanic so what we all One.. The world is all mixed.. look at President Obama, nobody ever says he is mix hello He still a human being like the rest of us.. when we gonna stop pointing fingers at a race... they are bad people and good people in every race.. get over it.. THE WORLD IS ALREADY MIXED.... MIXED... Open your eyes people...lets love one another...
There should be here a Yahoo style option "Report Abuse" so I could report it on the pile of brown matter written in this so -called "article".
Mr Lex Luther:WHITE is a COLOR and HISPANIC is a HERITAGE. There are White Hispanics, Black Hispanics, Asian Hispanics and Indian HIspanics. And you are a racist that shouldnt be allowed to publish a single letter anywhere.
Aurthur Teal was a thief and committed suicide because he knew if he went to trial he would be convicted and all the family money would be gone. He died to save the money and his family from more disgrace. I wish more men had the balls to do that ! The new mayor can be no worse than the old, remember the Latin culture is one of stealing and bribes, just look at the south American and central American countries....But on this day you should be giving thanks to GOD for our countries freedom...it will not last because we have an elite ruling class now which should have never happened...Hang in there because the options are not better. And you don't have to try and start a riot every time you don't get your way...makes you look like a cry baby..whaaaa Johnny took my toy....Whaaaa By the way I am black and have designed a 100% green turbine for electric generation and cannot even get an audience to see what we have done and I don't cry about it I just pray and trust GOD to handle it....maybe you should try the same.
Luke you never stop amazing me. Black is Black and the curse of Noah is upon you and yours so deal with it and stop your crying. nobody likes a cry baby...And yes you are right about the elite concept but remember Obama is black and he is an elitist who has done more damage to our people than ever did the Dutch...Before you start pointing the finger why don't you figure out how to over come this type of elite rule....
The man who wrote this article should be fired......He is no journalist.....He is a RACIST scumbag.......It's funny how only whites are called racists, when blacks can be the most racist of all at times.....And leave Hispanics out of this.....WE ARE NOT a race.....Hispanics come in ALL races, including black and including white......Stop writing this garbage which divides people...
you are trying to create confrontations between blacks, whites and also latins,stop from showing this article,you are not doing any favors to this community.trash is all i see in your article.
What a jerk this guy is by playing the race card like most of them do. It is never their fault at anything just blame it on another race.
I love this, this piece of trash makes very distinct judgments and assumptions about a group of individuals based of the context of their race, yet he calls [them] the racists. Amazing.... This guy's a lost cause who'll never be convinced he's wrong. I guess it's like my mama used to say: "You just can't ague with [stupid]".
Hispanics and whites? Dude hispanics are from Europe too Spain (Hispania) Anglos,Irish are from Northern Europe and Southern Europe are the Latins but it is still the caucasian (white)race the guy who wrote this report must of been thinking of the meztiso race.
No!!! the elite have nothing to do with it! Nor does race. It's the inner city's way of life that we don't want spread in to other communities, period. There is where we differ and that's the reason why an unqualified individual got elected president. The so call elites wanted blacks to see that a black man could make it in the establish system as every other group can. What has been disconcerting and telling to the rest us is that a great number of the total 90% of blacks that voted for Obama did so because they wanted the rest of Americas to forgo the established system and move down to their slum standers, believing that they would have the upper hand and become the elite, finally establishing a reverse Apartheid as it was once used in South Africa. Metaphor: People to save future generations of blacks we must teach them how to fish and give them their first rod and reel. Just placing the fish on their plate as we have because we feel bad, is in part the reason why they are killing themselves, they are looking for the self-respect that our long standing policies (welfare) have taken away from them.