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 says African-Americans should find a new vacation spot with a less racist welcoming committee.

Note to African-American tourists who showed up in Miami for Memorial Day weekend. Next year, book your four-day vacation in the Bahamas or Jamaica, where your tourism dollars will be appreciated. Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower and the city commissioners have certainly made it clear that they don't want your black asses back.

In response to last year's police shooting of an unarmed man and several innocent bystanders, the politicians turned Miami Beach into a three-day police state. Of course, the enormous police presence was just a show to make the residents feel safer. But it created even more racial tension in a city with a history of excluding people of color.

Miami Beach doesn't roll out the red carpet for African-American visitors as it does for those who attend the boat show, Art Basel, and the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Instead, black people are greeted by thousands of cops, paddy wagons, police watchtowers, DUI checkpoints, cameras scanning their license plates, and a healthy dose of racial profiling.

It's no wonder some African-Americans stayed away from Miami Beach this time around. The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau projected Miami Beach hotels were only 76, 77, and 72 percent full Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, compared with 82, 90, and 85 percent during the same three-day period last year. Who wants to vacation in a city where the politicians and a vocal minority of racist residents treat you like a savage?

Earlier this year, I met with Bower and told her the city needed to take ownership of Memorial Day weekend with an organized event — maybe something like the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, which offers a mix of hip-hop, R&B, and jazz. She ignored my advice and locked down the city. Luckily, no one was shot this Memorial Day weekend despite the overwhelming cop presence. And arrests were down from last year (321 from 332).

But putting up barricades and police checkpoints is an insult to the black people who came to enjoy a weekend getaway on Ocean Drive. It's not cool to make them feel like criminals while taking their tourism dollars. So Kingston or Nassau should be looking pretty good right now.

Follow Luke on Twitter: @unclelukereal1.

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boxofficehips
boxofficehips

As state on 1thru99,com last year while filming in Bal Harbour.. We had several staff members who all had Black Cards ( credit cards with no limit) who were all but denied service when shopping in a nearby mall called Aventura.. However I must be honest. Black employees were the one's who had the balls to be this rude and racsit towards my staff. The white people who did not want to show items just all of a sudden found something else to do, but the black staff simply found someone else to help other than our black staff member's. We simply found our way down collins avenue to the 112 bridge and waited for four hours at the airport and got our millionaire asses back to Texas.. 1thru99,com. Lesson Learned God only destroys those whom feel as they are above GOD..Words of wisdom, don't spend your money in South Florida..

RichnBlack 11
RichnBlack 11

what the hell you mean by that, dumb ass when white people get drunk act ghetto and ignorant is alright but when the blacks do it its a problem....dbl standards

LuvzAutumn14
LuvzAutumn14

well black folks stop acting a dam fool and shit like this wouldnt pop off. miami is a hot city period fuck miami lol go somewhere else

Pedro Pachanga
Pedro Pachanga

YOU MIGHT BE SMART ENOUGH TO HAVE BEEN AN ENGINEER, BUT ONLY A FOOL WOULD SAY GMAIL IS WORSE THAN SHARPTON AND JACKSON, YOU SELF-RIGHTEOUS CRACKA

Pedro Pachanga
Pedro Pachanga

FOR YOU TO EVEN CALL LUKE'S ARTICLE "JOURNALISM," (WETHER GOOD OR BAD IS IRRELEVANT) SHOWS WHAT A MORON YOU ARE

Pedro Pachanga
Pedro Pachanga

HEY LUIS, YOU MONGOLIC, JUST ABOUT EVERY BLACK IS ALSO RACIST . DON'T FORGET TO CALL THEM MORONS, ALSO

Pedro Pachanga
Pedro Pachanga

YEAH, THERE ARE GOOD AND NASTY BLACKS...A FACTUAL STATEMENT, BUT VAST MAJORITY (95%) OF NIGGAZ ARE REPUGNANT. ANOTHER FACTUAL STATEMENT

Pedro Pachanga
Pedro Pachanga

YOU USUALLY AGREE WITH MOST OF LUKE'S ARTICLES ?? YOU ARE DUMB AS SHIT, THEN...

Pedro Pachanga
Pedro Pachanga

FINALLY, A TRUTHFUL NIGGA. YOU'RE PROBABLY ONE IN 10 MILLION, DAWG

TheBolt
TheBolt

Carnival is NEVER a problem and we are always WELCOME. Memorial Day weekend - The problem is African-AMERICANS. We all have evolved, it's about time you do too. Quit playing the victim.

Annpaetz
Annpaetz

For every "Gangsta' rapper" there is a "Grandma' retired" with money in bank the and grandkids in tow,-I uphold Mattie's decision! By the way, grandparents are of many hues. Nancy

mad dog 20/20
mad dog 20/20

its not just miami beach,this attitude is in many towns in the whole state,yes go to the west indian islands and the bahamas,and get a real warm welcoming,im glad obama became president,it made alot of people show their true colors...

josue flanquin
josue flanquin

im sorry luke this is the most ignorant article i've ever read. since when checkpoint/police were only for black people...is that your argument come on man....for real man since when "putting up barricades and police checkpoints is an insult to the black people who came to enjoy a weekend getaway on Ocean Drive." believe me I don't agree with racial profiling however if they are the ones causing trouble why keep them in check!!! y'all need to step out of ya racial mindset

Luis
Luis

I'm pretty sure these savages are not welcome at any country, better take their REAL MONEY and shove it ....kiss good bye , this city, because sincerely "YOU ARE NOT WELCOME"

Blacknproud
Blacknproud

Seriously Luke? When you ran your night club on 5th street, what clientele did you prefer...the educated bugee blacks spending money or the free loaders from Pork & Beans that got in free and started trouble? I'm a young brotha from Miami and even I avoid SoBe this weekend every year. Its Goons Gone Wild year in and year out.

Miamiliving
Miamiliving

So I am not black and I living in Miami I have attended many events such as art basel, WMC, and Urban beach weekend. This last year that I went to WMC, I took a cab because I was in no state of mind to be driving how he prefers any event over memorial day weekend because he gets treated badly, and gets very small tips. So I think it's a matter of attitude. AND if YOU want to see DUI checkpoints come down to MIAMI for Ultra Music Festival. I promise they care more about drugs than they do about alcohol.

Vanessa Moreno
Vanessa Moreno

This is a joke. It has NOTHING to do with anyone being black, and has EVERYTHING to do with the quality of people.

The reason that they roll out the red carpet for boat shows, Art Basel, and the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is because they make the city tons of money while not having a stabbing, robbery, or shooting EVERY TIME they come around-- unlike Urban Weekend.

Get over yourself-- not everything is a racist issue. If it were a bunch of white folks coming to Miami Beach each year that were stabbing, robbing, and shooting people, I'd tell them to get the heck out of my city too.

Black, white, yellow, green-- it's irrelevant. No city will welcome ANY group of people that cause violence, disorder, property damage, and harm to its citizens.

TONY MOLINA
TONY MOLINA

at the end of the day miami beach is all about bringing in money.. ultra.. wmc.. boat shows.. the wine & food fests... that attracts crowds that spend REAL MONEY while down here.. these are 5 star diners.. boat purchasers.. home owners... not like the urban crowd who probably spends about 2-3K tops while down here ..

Thehealingprocess
Thehealingprocess

This article is written with such a malicious intention to create a racial issue that does not exist. Whoever wrote this article needs to be fired. Hispanics as well as other racial groups participated in this event. I salute the Miami Beach Police for their excellent job at keeping the order. Last year the shooting occur in the park, which is at the corner of my home. I was about to walk my dog when I hear the shots. This year, I was able to enjoy my weekend and to walk in my neighborhood in pace and without worrying about being shot in the backyard. I thank the police for it. Hopefully next year it would be the same.

Danoman4
Danoman4

thank god!! we treat them like savages because they act like a bunch of savages!!

Trayvonrapedbyalsharpton
Trayvonrapedbyalsharpton

No more Monkeyfest no more GhettoFest for memorial weekend not in southflorida!! take that animal celebration to africa !! and while you are there please dont comeback !!!

Fernando Mineros
Fernando Mineros

Sorry but it's not just black people, Hispanics and whites who come in and aggressively shove their hip hop/rap ghetto culture into our city need to leave... please GO AWAY

Rj Petrucci
Rj Petrucci

Lets not forget one of the Urban Weekend party guests stripped naked and ate a man's face off the next morning while walking home. Obviously not a crime free year.

Rj Petrucci
Rj Petrucci

This has nothing to do with race -- I was in South Beach during the last "Urban" weekend and saw many African American and black visitors shaking their heads in disbelief at what is usually a nice resort turned into the worst of the worst ghetto --- from the crowds of hundreds crossing the street against light shutting down traffic, to the dozens of illegal pit bulls I saw brought into the crowd - to the general low class and dangerous elements - to say this represents black people is disgusting. I saw more than one black family turn their kids heads to shield them from some of the ghetto sights. I do not want to vacation with the worst of the White community or the Asian community either. I also do not want to vacation in a nice hotel with guest drinking booze out of bottles in brown bags by the pool.

GMAIL22
GMAIL22

Luther Campbell Al Sharpton Jesse Jackson Trayvon"s Mother and the rest of African Americans don't care about Trayvon death but it is used as an opportunity to be the victim its used as an opportunity to be on tv and rally political support that is why trayvon death is a big joke to me .......

Harvey Lain
Harvey Lain

So Uncle Luke, whutcha all got to say bout the brotha kidnappin' his own kid and lettin the lil' un die in de trunk? That be whitey's fault too mo fo?

James
James

man started on this earth in the warm climate sun 7 days a week got real tan turtned black got sick of the heat moved north the pigmentation has left our skin thats all that is why we have different colors different strocks for different folks so on so on and scbooy do

TRAYVONBITCHMOTHER
TRAYVONBITCHMOTHER

Blacks are wild by nature remember its in their genetics in their dna they are after all more monkey than human

John
John

Wow. It's nothing to do with blacks or whites. For your information Mr. Campbell, people that attend the Art Basel or South Beach Wine & Food Festival are generally classy. Trust me, I went. I met some great people of all colors, although I generally don't keep a tally about how many people of what color attend what, as you obviously do while hunting for reasons for attention.

The rap concert thing that flooded downtown last weekend attracts un-classy/trashy people. Un-classy and trash can be white, black, red, yellow, or brown. Trashy people generally commit crimes, simple as that.

Let's get a common misconception clear. Class is irrelevant to money. I've met kids who are very classy and respectful and live off of food stamps. Wal-mart sells collared shirts and belts for the same price(or less) than oversized t-shirts and weed. 85% of people who attend these R&B/Rap festivals are trashy, certainly not everyone, but a majority are.

What you are doing with this article is promoting racism. We live in an age that people who acknowledge racism actually are more frequent and detrimental than true racists. You just cultivated hate where it wasn't. You know what they say, the thief always thinks you stole. The racist always pulls the race card.

#get an education and don't blame other people. you never hear the asians complain about the concentration camps white people sent them to, in America, 100 years after we ended slavery; they're too busy going to college and getting shit set up for their kids

Harvy
Harvy

Whites hate white trash; Blacks hate black trash; Hispanics and all other cultures also HATE their own people, who endlessly enbarass their own kind. Also, we cannot stand people who defend these kind of people without a valid reason to do so. I went to calle ocho once, mind you I am Cuban, and it was my last time. The same thing, disrespectful and drunk people. Just like in this Urban beach week not everybody was drunk and out of control, but these IDIOTS seem to overshadow everybody else. People who show respect for others and the most importantly for the law, will always be welcome any where they may go.

TRAYVONBITCHMOTHER
TRAYVONBITCHMOTHER

Zimmerman your next targets are Luther Campbell Al sharpton jesse jackson ..

Tmsanders
Tmsanders

I like that, fuck the the beach

PoppoRevenge
PoppoRevenge

Liberty City, Opa Locka ,Overtown, Little Haiti are all ideal locations for Urban Music Fest imagine all the brotherly love .We could have Jessie Jackson ,Al Sharpton, Trayvon's parents ,Miami Zombie's parents and Rodney King .Inflatable swimming pools ,Cough Syrup , Fried Chicken and Watermelon eating competition just imagine 2013 Memorial Day Weekend Luther Campbell could have his wife (me so horny me love you long time) stripping .Rick Ross chef for BBQ .Dj Khaled could be in charge of sanitation portable pottys. I had a dream.. C'mon miami lets makes this happen !!

BlackZombieKilla
BlackZombieKilla

Because Luther Campbell is broke and his 15 mins of fame are long long gone, He does what all black people do lets use the race card Now he is trying to become Mayor of Miami Dade everytime he has an opportunity he tries to create racial tension to gather support for his racist agenda because he comes from the same school of Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson two lowlifes who use religion and racial issues for their personal gain.LACRESHA his daughter knows this very well she has acused him of being a DEADBEAT DAD. LUTHER campbell you will never be Mayor of any city wake up stop dreaming .

BlackZombieKilla
BlackZombieKilla

Luther Campbell would not dare bring his wife KRISTIN and his son Luther JR to Urban beach week why? because he knows very well the savages that attend would attempt to rape his wife and would rob and beat up his son but yet he wants to critizise the police department and the government for trying to keep the area safe .Your own daughter Shanetris Campbell knows the piece of human trash that you are .

chipowski
chipowski

Luther unfortunately continues to show that if its Black, he'll defend it no matter what. The Urban Beach Festival is bad business and the crowd unusually unfriendly. I don't care if the people are purple if its bad business and piled on top of that the crowd is not friendly, let them go somewhere else.

gmail3
gmail3

Luther Campbell take the Urban Week Fest to AFRICA .to Ghana, Chad ,Kenya, or Liberia and see how the Africans use you and your ghetto thugs as target practice .Not even Africans want these fake ghetto wanna be gangstas in their country

gmail3
gmail3

Luther Campbell would not dare bring his wife KRISTIN and his son Luther JR to Urban beach week why? because he knows very well the savages that attend would attempt to rape his wife and would rob and beat up his son but yet he wants to critizise the police department and the government for trying to keep the area safe .Your own daughter Shanetris Campbell knows the piece of human trash that you are .

therealitybehindblackracist
therealitybehindblackracist

Because Luther Campbell is broke and his 15 mins of fame are long long gone, He does what all black people do lets use the race card Now he is trying to become Mayor of Miami Dade everytime he has an opportunity he tries to create racial tension to gather support for his racist agenda because he comes from the same school of Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson two lowlifes who use religion and racial issues for their personal gain.LACRESHA his daughter knows this very well she has acused him of being a DEADBEAT DAD. LUTHER campbell you will never be Mayor of any city wake up stop dreaming .

Harvey Lain
Harvey Lain

I was just wondering how long this racist rant was gong to remain on Yahoo. If this had been posted by a white man and addressed against blacksi t would not have lasted 8 hours, or never been posted at all.

PaulyG
PaulyG

"Miami Beach doesn't roll out the red carpet for African-American visitors as it does for those who attend the boat show, Art Basel, and the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. "

Obviously. And why the fuck do you think that is? Please show me one reason why they shouldn't roll out the red carpet for those events. What kind of a fucking idiot would compare these events to Memorial Day Weekend? The events you mentioned are attended by normal, civilized human beings. Memorial Day weekend is attended by low class animals. Again, who in their right mind would compare these events and wonder to themselves why they don't roll out the red carpet and have to beef up police presence? You know full well the answer.

savsavsav
savsavsav

@boxofficehips Also how dare you mention GOD while hawking your disgusting "1thru99" whore site, GTFO!

savsavsav
savsavsav

@boxofficehips  


Ever see a stunning woman who is a 10 in texas? absolutely not, I never saw a beautiful native texan in the 2 years I lived there meanwhile in LA in only one week I saw hundreds, because GOD does not bestow beauty, whether it be inner or outer, and blessings upon evil people. Texas is the most cursed state in the entire country. I regret every single second I lived there for 2 years in dallass and houston. Good riddance, adios!, don't come back!I won't even say the word "Texas" out loud just in case that word is cursed, in the rare moments I have to discuss that hell hole I just refer to it as "that shit hole that's below Oklahoma"

savsavsav
savsavsav

@boxofficehips texans are NOT welcome in South Florida. texas is a shit hole and the residents are rats. We will do just fine without your dirty, tainted, tex-ass rat money. Get out and stay out. texass is the cursed state, with 5 out of the top ten fattest cities in the entire United States of America, dallas and houston both on the list for top ten cities with most polluted air, also disgustingly polluted water, all tex-ass rats have bad skin, bad manners and they are the most hate-filled and jealous people in the entire country. I wish that miserable cursed hold would secede already instead of "threatening" everyone that they will every time the country moves in an open minded direction. They would lose their minds if an Adriana Lima or Gisele Bundchen ever walked through their shithole plano malls or Galleria Mall. God has cursed tex-ass it is quite clear. Don't come back, texass rats are not welcome in beautiful places like NY, LA or Miami.

Tonysmith
Tonysmith

Who Cares people In Miami think there shit don't stink stop hating on a color of someone's skin and focus on whats Important what about Chico's Festival Calle Ocho, I don't see a bunch of people spending big money there, get real dude!!!

1Ronald
1Ronald

Why should he be fired? He got you to read it, didn't he? Luke tells it like it is. From the jar dropping headline, you couldn't give it up, you couldn't walk away. In fact, you did read Luke's column which is why he was hired in the first place. And Luke got everyone adding their own perspective, emotional or not. Stirred up the bees. Got them swarming. Just read all everyone has had to say on the issue. That's called good journalism.

Frank Johnson
Frank Johnson

An isolated incident should be used to describe a whole group of people, thats perfect racist logic right there. Let's review white crime over the course of history and see how your point of view stands up. We will all be better of when morons like you, Harvey, realize that people of all races, creeds, and colors commit crimes.

GMAIL22
GMAIL22

More African American are killed and have been killed by African Americans than those that have been killed by the KKK more than those that lost their life's in the Korean War The Vietnam War Both Iraq wars and the Afghan War.Blacks murder each other, rape their females ,sell drugs to each other ,abandon their kids, abuse govt assistance and are destructive to their own comminities but its ok nobody cares its normal .But as soon as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson go on tv because a weed smoking school skipping thug is killed by a half white man defending himself ,its an outrage ..This is why Trayvon death is a joke for me its a mockery .If black people fought and marched and cared against black on black crime like they did for bitch Trayvon then the other races would not connect black with crime ..Luther Campbell knows this too but he doesnt care about dead niggas he cares about fame and money not his fellow monkeys

Sharkamongstyou
Sharkamongstyou

The freak are you talking about you petty bigot? You think you're the master race? You really believe that ignorant posturing?! You're LITERALLY genetically INFERIOR to all other "colored" 'races' since your body doesn't properly handle the suns radiation. How about YOU evolve, MONKEY, since you're the one behind us. I personally don't give a shit about Mr. Martin because he like many Blacks fell into the unfortunate mentality of violence to solve problems (which I don't believe in). Since the dawn of time men have always settled disagreements with money/politics or violence. Since many urban black youth don't have money or politics, you can guess what option is left unless you want to constantly get screwed over by abstaining from action.That aside, your statements are completely WRONG obviously, and a pale attempt at spreading hate. Who exactly, keeps the tabs on how many murders occur at the hand of the KKK? And why pretend that's the only hate group to murder Blacks in this country? On top of the ridiculous presumption as if there aren't rapes (at every white-college frat party), shootings (Colorado), drugs (every freaking rock group and their wannabes), welfare (more whites on it than Blacks) ,and just as much other stupid crazy BS from caucasians that pretend this country is theirs just because a bunch of slave owners killed off the indigenous people of this land...Get the freak over yourself- you act as if all the poor white people who came to this country started off rich and did everything right. You simply had a many-years-head-start. Our Black leaders will lead us in the right direction eventually, don't you worry. We will take care of our own- just as soon as we maneuver our way into more political and financial power. It's underway already, in case you haven't noticed. Wait. Maybe that's why you're angry? Black college grad got your job? Or maybe your ex-gf....!! Tsk, silly me, now I get it. 

 
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