Monday, December 11, 2017

Where Black people create food deserts, they also create thriving conditions for memorial t-shirt markets

It was a New York Times article sent by reader that made me laugh, for it was detailing one of the primary machines of aggressive economic growth wherever the Visible Black Hand of Economics is found. [Memorial T-Shirts Create a Little Justice, a Tiny Peace, New York Times, 11-14-17]:
An actual story from the Daytona Times -- East Central Florida's Black Voice

The standard commemorative T-shirt is a white crew neck that bears, in vibrant, idiosyncratic detail, the name and visage of the dead. These shirts are commissioned by mourners, typically to be worn at funerals or other memorial gatherings in the first days and weeks after a death. The afternoon sun doesn’t reach the furthest corners of the shop, where the design equipment lives and where Mr. Ray and Mr. Virgin work, along with Jeremy Carnegan, a graphic designer, and two men named Lamont (one goes by “Skee,” the other, “LA”). The technical implements of their craft are artificially lit, with Mr. Ray weaving in and out of the harsh fluorescence as he works.
The shop is part of a network of funerary proprietors between 75th and 79th Streets. Big City and its florist neighbor, along with a printer of funeral programs and the Leak and Sons Funeral Home, all black-owned, together ferry the bereaved through the process of mourning the newly dead. This is work that must be reconciled with the limitations of time and finance.
Oh, it's a growing business sector where monopolistic tendencies have yet to develop and the free market allows for competition to exist. [RIP T-shirt businesses growing in Memphis as families honor their dead,  Memphis Commercial Appeal, 4-2-17]:

Jemil Jefferson was familiar with RIP T-shirts long before she started working for a Memphis business that makes them.
"In 2013, my family had  RIP T-shirts made for my cousin when he was killed," Jefferson said. "I remember the shirts were so nice and really honored his memory. "
Rest in Peace shirts in Memphis are now becoming as common as flowers at funerals.
Several businesses make them for those who want to honor their loved ones with wearable memorials.
Since 2013, Tim Flowers, president of Mall of Memories in Memphis, has been making RIP shirts under his brand EterniTee.
His business started as a hobby out of his garage, but now it has grown into a kiosk at Southland Mall in Whitehaven.
"In pop culture, sometimes the greatest tribute that you can pay to an individual is to wear an article of clothing with them on it," said Flowers. " Well, this is the exact same kind of concept in a memorial type of vehicle."
Flowers said his T-shirts are recognizable because of the colorful digital printing called sublimation where pictures and other images are digitally transferred to the shirts.
"We don't want to give away our secret recipe of how we make our shirts, but we have put images on the T-shirts, on ties, on throws and even on casket panels," Flowers said. "What we are finding is this is how modern age people are mourning now with the T-shirts that some wear to funerals and long after."
Since he graduated high school, Tim Tarver, owner of Air Kingz Airbrushing, has been making RIP shirts.
Air Kingz operates in Southland Mall about 200 yards from Mall of Memories, the other business that also makes RIP T-shirts.
Unlike Mall of Memories where you place an order and the shirts are available for pickup or delivery, Tarver and his business partner make the shirts on site at their store in the mall.
Tarver said he has made the RIP shirts for those slain by violence to others who lost their fight to cancer and other natural causes.
"The RIP shirts are a big part of my business because everybody wants to be remembered," Tarver said.

This is a segment of the economy existing solely because of the black community, which probably deserves a case study to be taught at the Harvard Business School or the Wharton School of Business.

Black people's proclivity for engaging in wanton violence to settle small disputes enables those entrepreneurs within the black community to seize on the blue ocean strategy and provide a good (and service) to their racial brethren.

Where Black people create food deserts, they also create thriving conditions for memorial t-shirt markets.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

2016 Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission Confirms: In 37% White Milwaukee, People of Color Responsible for 90% of Homicides/93% of Nonfatal Shootings

Milwaukee should be a great city.

It should be a world-class city.

But it's not.

The reasons for this dilemma are quite obvious, though you can't say them publicly in 2017 America if you wish to be able to make public appearances without armed guards.

Milwaukee is 37 percent white and 40 percent black.
Why is Milwaukee not a great city? Consult the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission...

And the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission helps us understand why the city isn't a great city. The authors of the review analyze every shooting and homicide to determine why it happened (completely dispelling the idea "gang violence" is to blame for the bloodshed), and they break each one down by race of victim and race of suspect as well.

It's not even a good city, and here's why:

  • 90 percent of homicide suspects in 2016 were people of color (79 percent being black)
  • 93 percent of nonfatal shooting suspects in 2016 were people of color (88 percent being black)

In 2016 Milwaukee, there were 139 homicides and 555 nonfatal shootings.

The non-white community of Milwaukee was responsible for 90 percent of homicides and 93 percent of nonfatal shootings.

Do you understand why Milwaukee isn't a great city?

Do you understand why Milwaukee isn't a world-class city?

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The ultimate Christmas present? "Because We Live Here: The Paul Kersey Anthology!" Out in paperback today!

It's finally out!

The ultimate Christmas present!

"Because We Live Here: The Paul Kersey Anthology!" 
It's out in paperback! Get it here

For a donation of $25, you can get the book signed by Paul Kersey himself (contact to make this happen for a variety of payment methods, including Bitcoin, PayPal and Google Wallet). If you want all books by Kersey signed, make a donation of $300 (or more!). 

Get it here at Amazon

What will you find in "Because We Live Here: The Paul Kersey Anthology?"

Collecting the best writings of Paul Kersey, the iconoclastic creator of, this volume documents the decline of America during the Barack Obama administration and the growing pushback against what he dubbed "Black-Run America" (BRA) with the incredible, incomparable rise of Donald Trump to the presidency. Because We Live Here documents the consequences of the civil rights victory in the United States as well as the erosion of both Freedom of Association and the supplanting of the Founding Fathers vision of creating a nation for "ourselves and our posterity." Borrowing its title from a powerful line in John Milius' 1984 classic Red Dawn, Kersey's Because We Live Here is a primer into understanding the rise of the Alt-Right and why the battle for identity will be the great cause of the 21st century.

Friday, December 8, 2017

White Privilege? White man gets 15 years in prison for placing bacon in Mosque; Black woman who tortured white male - and live-streamed it on Facebook - gets four years probation

Previously on SBPDL: Broadcasting Live on Facebook, Four Blacks Kidnap, Torture White Male in Chicago

Shot. [Vandal who left bacon inside mosque gets 15 years in prison, Orlando Sun-Sentinel, 12-6-17]:
A man who vandalized a Central Florida mosque by smashing windows and lights with a machete and leaving bacon at the scene pleaded guilty to criminal mischief to a place of worship. 
She, along with three other black people, participated in the torture of a white male (broadcasting it  live on Facebook). For her hate crime, she received four years probation
The state attorney's office serving Brevard and Seminole counties said Michael Wolfe was sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by 15 years of probation after he pleaded guilty Tuesday. The sentence had a hate crime enhancement. 
The 37-year-old was sentenced as a habitual offender. Titusville police arrested Wolfe in January 2016 after the New Year's Day vandalism. A surveillance video showed him smashing lights, cameras and windows with a machete. 
Bacon was left by the front door. Consumption of pork and pork products made from pork is forbidden in Islam.
Chaser. [Woman pleads guilty to hate crime in beating of disabled teen live on Facebook, Chicago Tribune, 12-8-17]: 
A Chicago woman who live-streamed video of the racially charged beating of a teen with mental disabilities pleaded guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years of probation. 
Brittany Covington, 19, has been in custody since her arrest in January. 
Calling the incident “horrific,” Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks banned Covington from social media over the four years, prohibited her from contact with two of her co-defendants and ordered her to do 200 hours of community service. 
Hooks told Covington he could have imposed a prison sentence but added, “I’m not sure if I did that you’d be coming out any better.” 
Hooks said he hoped the strict terms of probation would put Covington on a more productive life path, but he warned she would face prison time if she violated any of the restrictions. 
“Do not mess this up,” Hooks told Covington, who stood quietly in a blue jail uniform with her hands clasped behind her back. 
The 19-year-old also pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and intimidation charges.  
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped additional charges, including kidnapping. 
The video, which sparked national outrage, focuses often on Covington’s face. She smokes what appears to be a blunt — a cigar stuffed with marijuana — while narrating some of the action. 
Three others were charged in the incident: alleged ringleader Jordan Hill, 19, as well as Tesfaye Cooper, 19, and Covington’s sister, Tanishia, 25. Their cases are still pending. 
The video, posted in January, shows the four — who are all African-American — cutting the 18-year-old white victim's scalp with a knife, punching and kicking him and laughing as he was bound and gagged in an apartment on Chicago's West Side. 
Among the abuse seen on the Facebook video, prosecutors have said, is one of the women laughing as she punches the teen; a male foot on the victim's head; the teen groaning in pain as a male pulls a cord around his neck; and the victim screaming in fear when a male approaches with a knife, saying, "Should I shank his a--?" 
At one point, prosecutors said, Hill and Cooper ordered the victim into a bathroom and forced him to drink water from the toilet. 
The teen was bound and gagged, a sock placed in his mouth and his lips taped shut. 
With the knife, Hill then cut a chunk of the victim's hair, cutting his head, and stabbed him in the left forearm, prosecutors have said. 
The victim, who prosecutors said has schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, was able to flee the building when the four co-defendants left the apartment to confront neighbors who had complained about the noise, prosecutors have said. 
He was treated at a hospital for cuts to his head, face and body as well as a stab wound to his left arm, authorities said.
Who is ready for another lecture on how white privilege is not only pervasive, but a permanent form of structural inequality in America? Implicit bias, right?


Anarcho-tyranny and a glimpse of a legal system seeking to show Black Lives Matter and white men are to be made an example of whenever they commit a so-called 'hate crime' (considering how often non-whites have to fake them on white people's behalf).