British tourists James Cooper and James Kouzaris were on their way back to their hotel after an evening of drinking at a bar in Sarasota, Florida last year. Unfamiliar with the area, the two friends took a wrong turn and ended up in the ghetto where they were ambushed by a criminal minded ghetto dweller who riddled their bodies with bullets fired from an AK-47.

A new and controversial Smartphone app probably would have saved the men’s lives. The Microsoft app helps unsuspecting tourists (as well as longtime residents) avoid the ghetto in cities across America.

The name of the app — ‘Avoid The Ghetto’ — doesn’t sit well with critics who fear the app will drive tourists away, thereby hurting the economy in impoverished areas.

“It’s appalling,” says Sarah E. Chinn, author of ‘Technology and the Logic of American Racism.

“Of course an application like this defines crime pretty narrowly, since all crimes happen in all kinds of neighborhoods,” she told AOL. “I can’t imagine that there aren’t perpetrators of domestic violence, petty and insignificant drug possession, fraud, theft, and rape in every area.”

The ‘Avoid The Ghetto’ app is still in the development stage, but it already has the NAACP up in arms.

Can you imagine me not being able to go to Martin Luther King Boulevard because my GPS says that’s a dangerous crime area?,” said NAACP President Juanita Wallace in an interview with CBS. “I can’t even imagine that,” she added.

Residents of Atlanta are already keen on avoiding certain areas of the city at night. Which creates another problem: hardened criminals are forced to leave their familiar surroundings in the hood to catch the Marta train to Buckhead where they hunt their next victims. Is there an app for that?

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  • BeautifulBliss

    Oh, wow..

  • lovezoe

    I thought the intent was to avoid economically depressed areas, which are more prone to violence. I don’t care if you white, brown, black, or yellow, I don’t want to get caught up in no dangerous area. There are areas here in VA I don’t like driving down in the daylight, much less at night. I am on the fence though.

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    The ghetto is only of many areas of crime. Pick your poison. You can be robbed or mistreated anywhere. Getting mistreated in a fancier zipcode doesn’t make you feel any better.

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    Yes, that’s racist! Do better Microsoft. Lock your doors people!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    I for one am NOT mad at this app…. :shrugs: #wantstoavoidhoodchit

  • caligirl

    Lovezoe – Didn’t realize you were in VA..Tidewater area?

  • lovezoe

    @cali- Yes ma;am!

  • Mother Jefferson

    :cheer1: @ Sandra for doing more than one post this morning :cheer:

    What did we do to deserve it? :bowdown:

  • caligirl

    “Can you imagine me not being able to go to Martin Luther King Boulevard because my GPS says that’s a dangerous crime area?,” said NAACP President Juanita Wallace in an interview with CBS. “I can’t even imagine that,”

    With all that being said the folks that are so up in arms about it should go to those areas and hang out, if they think it’s not bad.

    @kaylamomma – doors locked/eyes straight ahead.

  • Yall still crazy

    Fukc Microsoft! I’m mad :mad:

    Yall google Sergio Ballesteros. He is 30 yrs old and was an Occupy LA protester, and he was arrested and has been charged with LYNCHING (a felony).

    ^^^^^^^This is going to affect who decides to protest and who decides that they can’t risk protesting. THIS IS SOME BULLSHATT. :cuss:

    Do a Post on this :coffee:

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    It would be helpful if an app was put up by local law enforcement agencies indicating all areas that are hotbeds of crime such as, drug usage, car jackings, random murder, hotbeds of robberies, theft, and assaults.

    This particular app is just highlighting where the so-called “black” areas are. It’s a good app for racists to looking to avoid any diversity whatsoever, but isn’t a good indicator of ALL areas to avoid.

    I mean, if getting beat up or killed by a white man, hispanic, Asian, or an Arab is your particular preference, then good for your azz. You deserve all the mistreatment your delusional azz deserves.

  • lovezoe

    This girl I know got mad because this white lady locked the door when she walked by, I do that for ANYONE! I keep my doors locked, folks are crazy and desperate. Even when I am running back in the house real quick I lock my door.

  • http://youtu.be/3lesVb_6MBs YSoSrs

    I can’t avoid the ghetto cause I takes a little bit with me everywhere I go. As do many people. Therefor, Microsoft can miss me with this sht. :coffee:

  • caligirl

    Hey home girl…yeah, it’s some rough parts down yonder.

    Mother worked for Hampton Inst./before it became the other HU
    Daddy worked at the Shipyard….

    We lived in Hampton near Buckroe Beach

  • NaijaGal

    <<<stays away from MLK and Malcolm X blvd in Dallas cause I like my life…but concerning this article I don't know why anybody black would claim the ghetto as pertaining to them…STOP CLAIMING THAT ISH

  • ChocD aka C.D.

    Ghetto does not mean where only Blacks live please believe it. Ghetto is not racist because it applies to every fuggin body.

  • lovezoe

    @Cali- I live in Chesapeake. Parts of Norfolk I wants no parts of.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    but concerning this article I don’t know why anybody black would claim the ghetto as pertaining to them…STOP CLAIMING THAT ISH
    _____

    :cosign:

  • flsun99

    Say what now? (in my Nene Leakes voice)

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    lovezoe says:

    This girl I know got mad because this white lady locked the door when she walked by, I do that for ANYONE! I keep my doors locked, folks are crazy and desperate. Even when I am running back in the house real quick I lock my door.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I lock my car doors when WHITE and black people walk by. I don’t discriminate. They are getting crazier and crazier out here.

  • caligirl

    @Zoe – Haven’t been to the area in decades…We keep saying we are going to Hampton Jazz festival, but it’s indoors/pefer out door jazz festivals.

  • https://twitter.com/Mizz_Dallas mizzdallas

    I know when I visit Miami for the first time back in 02 I got lost and ended up in the hood, now mind you Im from dallas, and I was raised in the hood but being in the hood in miami scared the shyt out of me. Now when I travel to miami I know where NOT to go… But everything in the hood aint always bad..

  • OutsidetheBox

    Wow. :lol:

    So….. Dr. W.Petit, the man who lost his wife and daughters to home invasion, uh, the Benet Ramsey family, Im sure they would find this app…useless. But ok!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6yW-Chp7Pw screwball69

    :coffee: if you live in or know anything about Atlanta, you know NOT to take your ass to the Westside, SWATS, or the Southeast side without a REAL reason to be there. Other than that, you’re good. Other than Soul Food restaurants, there is no reason to be in those areas. :shrug: am I wrong for thinking that?

  • prynsexxx

    hurting the economy in impoverished areas
    ___________

    :blink:

    Hurting, economy and impoverished….Those three words, together, in the same sentence? Something about this word play is throwing me off and hurting me to my heart. :sad:

  • https://twitter.com/Mizz_Dallas mizzdallas

    @Naija

    My church is located on mlk blvd, that area over there is NOT as bad as it use to be there are certain spots but not that bad ..

  • OutsidetheBox

    I lived on the Westside of Atlanta. The white kids in Florida was way scarier. :lol:

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    The thing about this app is that it panders to the fears of ignorant tourists.

    What about crimes against non-whites, such as James Byrd getting dragged behind the truck of his “good friends?”

    There are all sorts of hotbeds of crimes in various neighborhoods. Why not have one for all races?

    This app just goes to show how the mind of most white folks work: I am afraid of blacks; blacks are the enemy; blacks are the only people prone to criminal behavior.

    If I were a tourist in town, I would want to know ALL of the areas that are prone to crime.

    I think it’s funny that the zipcodes where the biggest crimes are perpetrated are right in the major downtown and tourist areas: White collar crime brings nations down to their knees. But that’s okay because they are well-educated, alabastor criminals.

  • howmanylicks_07likesthedvilwhitemeat

    Cant evem read the story to busy laughing at lil man. Shyt gets me everytime. So Miss Sandra why you never gave us a love and hip hop post? did Jim’s goons give you a warning?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    I’ve lived in the city (yuppie parts) as an adult but I grew up in the ‘burbs and yes chit can happen ANYWHERE…but the odds of more crime (of a petty nature) happening increases depending on the parts of the city…so yes, you can get fcked up no matter where you are, but if you are gonna roll dice, the money is gonna go on the fcked up parts…JMO… :shrugs:

  • https://twitter.com/Mizz_Dallas mizzdallas

    if you live in or know anything about Atlanta, you know NOT to take your ass to the Westside, SWATS, or the Southeast side without a REAL reason to be there. Other than that, you’re good. Other than Soul Food restaurants, there is no reason to be in those areas. am I wrong for thinking that?

    No your not! Because some of the best food is in the hood spots… If I dont know that area too well I just use my common sense and common sense tells me if I done passed up all the yt people my azz is in the hood turn right back around…

  • flawless001

    :blink:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6yW-Chp7Pw screwball69

    :ghost: and fcuking :dead: at YSO ghetto comment.

  • NaijaGal

    @MizzD I just remember growing up that was not where you wanted to be so that has always stuck with me, oh except when the fair comes into town…but glad to hear they’re cleaning things up

  • OutsidetheBox

    So folks are willing to take your chances on heinous crime that would prolly wipe out your whole family vs. say a lesser but still violent crime of car jacking. Interesting.

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    yt folks gone download this app in droves :rollseyes:

    racist? :no: classist :yes:

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    I live in the Atlanta area, and I don’t trust NONE of you mofo’s.

    I don’t care what city I go to; I have my radar on.

    This app suggests that all whites are as clean as the driven snow, and that they do not suffer from any sort of mental or criminal behavior whatsoever. But our daily newspapers say differently.

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    oh & i officially dont believe in “black on black” crime anymore.
    when yt’s committ crimes against other yt’s is just crime. i think the same sentiment should apply to us. statistics show that 90% of crimes are committed to ppl of the same race anyway :shrug: :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLlY0UF9VDU dckimmie

    howmanylicks_07likesthedvilwhitemeat says:

    So Miss Sandra why you never gave us a love and hip hop post? did Jim’s goons give you a warning?

    ________________________

    I was :thinking: the same thing.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3bQrYBIp_0 LaTechGrad02

    @lovezoe, totally cosign that statement about certain parts of Norfolk.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    @OTB

    Not necessarily, but if you look at the statistics it makes sense…the chances of me getting robbed in a fcked up area far outweight the chances of someone invading my home and chopping up my body… :shrugs: I can see how folks deem this racist, but personally if I’m in an area where it’s unfamiliar I’d want to avoid the bad parts… :shrugs:

  • http://youtu.be/3lesVb_6MBs YSoSrs

    :yahoo: @SCREW

    I was raised in the ghetto and I always keep a little bit of it with me cause it can come in handy sometimes. Other folks just in denial and sht. :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6yW-Chp7Pw screwball69

    @OTB

    :nono: Those white kids (or anyone else outside the hoods of South Florida) in Florida don’t want to see Bankhead, Bouldercrest Rd, or Campbellton Rd. And YOU know this! :lol:

  • sdsthomas

    I lost a friend about 4 years ago. He got lost in Florida and stopped in the wrong neighborhood to ask for directions. When they found out he had no idea what he was, they car jacked him and killed him! This App could very much be racist but beneficial for tourists that have no idea where the gang infested and high criminal areas are! I wouldn’t call it “Avoid the Ghetto” tho….

  • http://www.philly.com/ Jay Bee

    Racism will stay ..

  • AndThenIHitMyDougie

    Damn! somebody making a killing off of an app I’ve had a design for for years!

    You would open the app and it would say:

    Avoid……

    – any areas where the major streets or crossroads are named after prominent African-American civil rights leaders.

    *Harriet Tubamn Freeway
    *Malcolm X Blvd
    *Any street with “MLK” in it
    *Frederick Douglass Ave
    *Sojourner Truth Rd.
    * Mary Bethune-Cookman St.
    *etc, etc., etc

    Avoid……any area where the cross roads or major streets are named afeter any historical Hispanic figure

    *Cesar Chavez Blvd.
    *Castro Highway
    *etc., etc. etc

    I’ve been using this app for years! Can I sue someone for infringement, Sandra?

  • mure_noire

    UMMMMMM…WHERE DEY DO DAT AT????

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    sdsthomas says:

    I lost a friend about 4 years ago. He got lost in Florida and stopped in the wrong neighborhood to ask for directions. When they found out he had no idea what he was, they car jacked him and killed him! This App could very much be racist but beneficial for tourists that have no idea where the gang infested and high criminal areas are! I wouldn’t call it “Avoid the Ghetto” tho….

    —————————————————————–

    Are these apps going to show hotbeds of crime within poor white areas for meth labs and klan behavior? Suppose you end up in one of those neighborhoods with a broken down car?

  • NaijaGal

    Someone should come up with “Redneckville” cause I’m sure no tourist is interested in seeing trailer parks and I’m sure blacks would like to avoid known kkk towns and such :thinking: :pc:

  • caligirl

    @Dougie – Are you still looking for venue for wedding/reception?

  • Ms.Fashion

    Well why don’t someone just develop an app called trailer trash alley and call it even!!! :rofl:

    I know some parts of a white neighborhood I don’t want to go!!!

  • OutsidetheBox

    Sorry Screwball I disagree. I went to school with the white kids who we see in the news now…the ones with guns, and money and parents off “vacationing.”

    First drugs I saw? With white kids. First rape? White kids. Gang fighting? White kids. Them kids on Ashby and Simpson? The most I saw was a fight every now and then. Most of them was trying to make the Marta to work somewhere! But I understand ppl see “bums”, the homeless and generally unkempt, downtrodden areas and they think “crime”. It is what it is.

    I went to Pitts elementary while I lived in the Perry Homes Projects (I think they tore those down) and lived between Bankhead, Ashby, Simpson Rd. for years.

    I live in white country Gainesville now and my house has been broken into twice! At least the police would come in the hood. Took them 20mins to come to my crib tho. :lol:

    I feel you though. But if you know the right white kids, the “casey anthony’s” if you will…. Not that Disney chit. :lol:

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    Lawd, this post!

  • KDub

    @lovezoe, totally cosign that statement about certain parts of Norfolk.

    —————————————
    My aunts and uncle (mom’s 3 youngest sibs) live in Chesp. and Great Bridge…and once we went to a 4th of July cookout in Norfolk…can’t remma the name of the projects…but its where Sweet Pea Whitaker the boxer was raised.

    I
    cussed
    my
    uncle
    slap
    out!

    No offense to anybody who is from there. But that ish? Is a war zone. I have never been so scared in MY LIFE. And I have been some of everywhere and ahhh yeah.

  • http://youtu.be/3lesVb_6MBs YSoSrs

    @NAIJA

    Exactly. I personally would like to know which areas to avoid so I don’t get strung from a tree or dragged behind a car. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6yW-Chp7Pw screwball69

    and I’m going to tell y’all all a place to avoid….

    Baton Rouge, LA

    The level of ratchetness displayed my the locals there. I was :ghost: 20 minutes after being there. I didn’t leave my cousins gf house the whole weekend I was there.

  • OutsidetheBox

    :lol: Redneckville and trailer trash alley.

    I read a lot more on this app and Microsoft didnt even dub it that…but you know…

  • Ty

    How about an App. that informs us when the Military Police is coming or when Martial Law is implemented. Thats what yall need to be afraid of :coffee:

    #NDAA

  • caligirl

    Ummm scuse me…Where does this say the Ghetto=Black? White, Asians, Indians…Povery/Ghetto effects all races and creeds.

    When is the app coming out…Cause I ain’t trying to get get robbed or car jacked.

  • The Makeup Maven

    What we tom’bout? :popcorn:

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    There are also areas with concentrations of racists such as skin heads.

    I remember living in a city that put out warnings to avoid these particular areas because there was an uptic in beatings due to skin head activity.

    I bet that app doesn’t have this particular information, because not ALL tourist or new citizens are ALL WHITE.

    So, what this app gets to do is to keep poor black areas economically depressed, while other areas of criminal behavior get a pass.

    This reminds me of the media deviously insisting that the welfare rolls are made up completely of black people. Actually, this is not true: welfare is made up mostly of white applicants.

  • I Go There

    mizzdallas says:

    @Naija

    My church is located on mlk blvd, that area over there is NOT as bad as it use to be there are certain spots but not that bad ..
    _________________________________________________________________________

    I was Lived in DIXON cir… and then moved to PG. I never thought of it as bad per se… but it was a survival game we were playing hanging out.

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    Welp, the biggest tourist attraction here is right next to some projects. I’ve heard more of people getting robbed downtown than any other area here.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    I worked for a company many years ago that did that by providing directions to the office htat took travellers way out of the way so they wouldn’t drive through the hood I grew up in and still lived in at the time. By hood they mean predominently black area. I was pissed about it, but I understand. It is dangerous. That’s just a fact. And ain’t no tourists trying to go to the hood anyway. You don’t even have to go there to buy knock offs. I ain’t mad at it.

  • OutsidetheBox

    It doesnt @Cali. Yall have a good one.

    Tatt you changed quick! :bye:

  • Mother Jefferson

    Florida aint no joke, try it if you want too. All kinda foolishness be going on :karate:

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    in other news, my office is going to lunch today at a new place called another broken egg. anyone been there?

  • http://absurdvanity.com AbsurdVanity

    I don’t see anything wrong with the app… Whites, blacks, asians and hispanics all live in the ghetto nowadays so how is it racist?

  • Ms.Fashion

    @ screwball69 says:

    and I’m going to tell y’all all a place to avoid….

    Baton Rouge, LA

    The level of ratchetness displayed my the locals there. I was 20 minutes after being there. I didn’t leave my cousins gf house the whole weekend I was there.

    _________________________

    Is that where you found that girl in your gravi??? :rofl:

    Now what part of baton rouge,la you was in???? Because you know all of baton rouge is not like that.

  • howmanylicks_07likesthedvilwhitemeat

    After reading I’m not mad about. I want to avoid the ghetto too even when i go see fams. Be trying to have their asses meet me in a safe place cause I can’t stand driving a nice car into an apartment complex where half the cars are nice (drug dealers) then half are busted up on cinder blocks. Nuccas might try to rob me.

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    AbsurdVanity says:

    I don’t see anything wrong with the app… Whites, blacks, asians and hispanics all live in the ghetto nowadays so how is it racist?
    ———————————————————

    Because it pinpoints black areas only. Because only black people are dangerous.

  • http://twitter.com/_Tainted_Love Tainted_Love

    As someone else said you can robbed anywhere. People go into upscale neighborhoods and prey on the people there. It’s dangerous everywhere…that’s why you should always be aware of your surroundings!

  • http://youtu.be/3lesVb_6MBs YSoSrs

    @SIS

    People just like being offended about things for no good reason. :shrugs:

    #PickYourBattles

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    “Can you imagine me not being able to go to Martin Luther King Boulevard because my GPS says that’s a dangerous crime area?,” said NAACP President Juanita Wallace in an interview with CBS. “I can’t even imagine that,” she added.
    ********************************

    What Miss Juanita should be protesting is the fact that MLK drive is always in depressed hood areas except for my lovely city of Charlotte where the street is VERY short and only runs the length of uptown Charlotte and is essentially a side street. At least it ain’t in the hood I guess.

  • AndThenIHitMyDougie

    @Caligirl
    Found a place- celebrations at the bay. SOLD!

    @Naija/Ms. Fashion
    I agree that there DOES need to be an app for dirty white trash areas. I’ll help you guys out if ever in Baltimore…avoid “Pigtown.” Also known as South Baltimore. Not Southwest, Not Southeast….just SOUTH! The straight down South of Baltimore… “Pigtown.” Dirty, nasty, poor rednecks/whites all over the place.

    You’re welcome. :coffee:

  • caligirl

    @Fayla – Hey baby cakes…No, but we have a Eggspectation, and it’ pretty good. Probably same concept. Lots of breakfas/egg dishes.

  • The Makeup Maven

    Heeey OTB – :hug: How you doing?! Yeah, I had to “change” quickly. It was getting real hot ’round here! :lol:

  • http://www.buzzfeed.com/burnred/the-25-funniest-autocorrects-of-2011-281t JMO

    I don’t know about this one but when I was in Miami last Thursday and my friends and I were telling people we were going to a party in downtown Miami, everyone gave us this look —> :blink: and said “be careful” …

    Was that the verbal version of this app??

  • change

    Ghettos is class separation not color separation.

    When the area is high in poverty, welfare, umemployment and sometimes section 8 these tend to be ghetto areas. SOMETIMES when people don’t have to work for what they have they don’t care about the surrounding areas.

    You can just tell working class neighborhoods from those that the majority do not work.

  • lisaROSE

    so when and where can i get this app? i need it so when i go to cali so i can avoid the salvadorian gang area! they should make one for europe also so when i go in march i can find The hood club thats poppin!!! see it can work in both ways

  • change

    thank you love…that’s much better

  • http://twitter.com/_Tainted_Love Tainted_Love

    I grew up on the Westside of Atlanta between the West End and Cascade…which is supposedly a red zone. I hear about more robberies and petty crimes in the midtown and Buckhead area. It seems like people target those areas more, IMO.

  • http://absurdvanity.com AbsurdVanity

    Because it pinpoints black areas only. Because only black people are dangerous.

    ———————————————-

    But I didn’t read anything that said the neighborhoods were predominately black. Here in Charlotte (and surrounding areas) we have ghettos that consist of all races. I avoid them like the plague because they don’t care about my skin color when they walk up to my vehicle to rob me.

    …and the MLK st here in Charlotte isn’t in the hood.

  • lisaROSE

    change says:

    Ghettos is class separation not color separation.

    When the area is high in poverty, welfare, umemployment and sometimes section 8 these tend to be ghetto areas. SOMETIMES when people don’t have to work for what they have they don’t care about the surrounding areas.

    You can just tell working class neighborhoods from those that the majority do not work.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    :clap:

  • http://www.buzzfeed.com/burnred/the-25-funniest-autocorrects-of-2011-281t JMO

    AndThenIHitMyDougie says:

    @Caligirl
    Found a place- celebrations at the bay. SOLD!

    @Naija/Ms. Fashion
    I agree that there DOES need to be an app for dirty white trash areas. I’ll help you guys out if ever in Baltimore…avoid “Pigtown.” Also known as South Baltimore. Not Southwest, Not Southeast….just SOUTH! The straight down South of Baltimore… “Pigtown.” Dirty, nasty, poor rednecks/whites all over the place.

    You’re welcome. :coffee:
    ______________________________________________________________________

    I remember when I lived in DC for undergrad, everyone used to tell us to try to avoid the Southeast area :lol: … or as they say it “urrrea” … :rofl: … ah, good times, good times

  • http://www.twitter.com/callmemiich PrytiBrownIs

    Ms.kaylamomma says:

    Welp, the biggest tourist attraction here is right next to some projects. I’ve heard more of people getting robbed downtown than any other area here.
    ——————
    Remember when that white girl got killed downtown in one of them squares and they liked to have shut the city down and declared marshall law bout it? wasnt she the mayors daughter or something? yet black folks get killed in them tiny lil projests all the time and they say NOTHING

  • Ms.Fashion

    Carry your siht and be ready to :shotsfired1:

    Its the remedy for everybody!!! Just blast on a fool!!! :rofl:

    Seriuosly, tourists need to invest in a tour guide and get their routes in order before they visit. Research the area before you visit. Nothing wrong with doing a little homework on your destination. Don’t go anywhere blind. Ask people in your hotel for directions before going anywhere you are not certain of. That’s what I do.

  • The Makeup Maven

    You welcome baby, and tell em! :yes:

  • http://twitter.com/_Tainted_Love Tainted_Love

    (((GLO-RAY!!!))) says:

    AbsurdVanity says:
    I don’t see anything wrong with the app… Whites, blacks, asians and hispanics all live in the ghetto nowadays so how is it racist?
    ———————————————————
    Because it pinpoints black areas only. Because only black people are dangerous.
    ______________________________________
    EXACTLY!!!!!

  • lovezoe

    @kdub- I think that was Jeffery Wilson aka jDub. They tire those down I believe. Yeah I stay away from that area too.

  • AndThenIHitMyDougie

    @Bird
    I have a friend (one of my bffs) that I travel with frequently, and I lie to you not..everywhere we visit, this bish ALWAYS want to go drive through the hood to see what it’s like.

    I let her do that to me in Chicago (had me all over the West side near where Cabrini Green was. Like :wtf: at 2 AM on a Friday night.)

    Did it to me in ATL….(had me all over the fukkin Southside. I laid my seat down so no one would know she had a passenger to try and rob me and her.)

    And then we did Miami last year and this bish wanted to drive through the hoods in Florida “where the Haitians and those folks are.” :huh: I knew what kinda sh*t happened in Florida so I said: “hell to the fukk NO!!! Let Zoe Pound chop your azz up and feed you to those damn gators, we staying right in Downtown Miami where we are loved!!”

    I drove us around for the rest of that trip. That bish had me fukked up. :no:

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    @prtyti OMG!! Were you here then? That was crraaazzzyy! Savannah was literally shut down. But little did they know, she was looking for weed. Yea, they didn’t tell you that though. :coffee:

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    change says:

    Ghettos is class separation not color separation.

    When the area is high in poverty, welfare, umemployment and sometimes section 8 these tend to be ghetto areas. SOMETIMES when people don’t have to work for what they have they don’t care about the surrounding areas.

    You can just tell working class neighborhoods from those that the majority do not work.

    ————————————————————–

    Yet, in many of these areas that you are praising, whole families are found murdered. And many of these same neighborhoods harbor meth labs, skin heads, and other criminal types.

    I do not believe that the police take off their guns and holsters when entering these neighborhoods or these homes.

    Local police would be a better source of information for criminal hotspots.

  • http://absurdvanity.com AbsurdVanity

    change says:

    Ghettos is class separation not color separation.
    ______________________

    :cosign:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOzfujTwDIA NikkeMinxx

    IMO… The app itself isn’t racist UNLESS it won’t tell me how to avoid the areas where Yakuza and Aryan nation folks are acting a donkey too. The irony of the situation is that I wouldnt cross MLK Blvd in a few cities. And Malcolm X Way aint always safe either… I aint ’bout that life… How many folks gonna use it in the opposite way as well, though? Sometimes folks be looking for hood schidt.. I dont travel with all my goodies.. :shrug:

    :offtopic: Anyone (you azzologists) been to “Deja Vu Strip Hop” in Vegas? )

  • http://www.twitter.com/callmemiich PrytiBrownIs

    i grew up in SouthSide Queens and it was like the epicenter for the crack game and blood central in NY but i never feared those streets cuz i grew up there. The thugs knew me as the lil girl that lived up the street. They would walk me home from the bus stop and buy the kids candy form the corner store. Ive seen them get into brawls and stop when they seen the kids coming up the street or have one of their boys walk the kids th other way. (i know crazy polite gang bangers right) Its outsiders they would tear to pieces when they dared set foot in the hood.

  • AndThenIHitMyDougie

    And I’m supposed to be visiting Texas with her this year…. if this bish think we finna be driving through the hoods of Houston, she got the game WRONG!! Gotta put a stop to this foolishness at some point!

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    All of these white girls showing up dead or missing? What neighborhood were they from or visiting?

    Where is the app for that?

  • http://youtu.be/3lesVb_6MBs YSoSrs

    Cabrini was on the north side of Chicago. I lived there and wouldn’t drive around that bish at 2 am. :lol:

  • I Go There

    You can just tell working class neighborhoods from those that the majority do not work.
    _____________________________________________

    Well said

    Thats why more and more section 8 housing are in more working class areas now.

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    PrytiBrownIs says:

    i grew up in SouthSide Queens and it was like the epicenter for the crack game and blood central in NY but i never feared those streets cuz i grew up there. The thugs knew me as the lil girl that lived up the street. They would walk me home from the bus stop and buy the kids candy form the corner store. Ive seen them get into brawls and stop when they seen the kids coming up the street or have one of their boys walk the kids th other way. (i know crazy polite gang bangers right) Its outsiders they would tear to pieces when they dared set foot in the hood.
    ——————————————————————

    So, they were completely misunderstood gentlemen, right? Whenever you appeared, it was a scene right out of a Hollywood musical, staring you. Must have been nice.

  • Yall still crazy

    Douglas, Cali has info for you :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6yW-Chp7Pw screwball69

    :rofl: @ JMO and that Miami comment

    @ Fashion,

    she lived about 6 miles from campus. We went to the corner store and out comes a woman with an ass so big like the sun, head full of rollers, pedicure shoes, and on a straight talk phone cussing like a sailor. :no: I didn’t get out, I rolled up the window and told the man to get me to the house and I will stay there until we head back to GA

  • Yall still crazy

    :popcorn:

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    she lived about 6 miles from campus. We went to the corner store and out comes a woman with an ass so big like the sun, head full of rollers, pedicure shoes, and on a straight talk phone cussing like a sailor. I didn’t get out, I rolled up the window and told the man to get me to the house and I will stay there until we head back to GA

    ————————————————————–

    What makes you think you were out of GA? I’ve seen this in GA. Yes, I have…..

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6yW-Chp7Pw screwball69

    *with a night gown on

  • caligirl

    Dougie – That’s a nice spot! :yes;

  • AndThenIHitMyDougie

    @Yso

    LOL! Whatever side we were on- it was SCARY!! They ahd blue lights (the police lights.) I did not know any other city in the country had those “police surveillance” lights but Baltimore! I was like :wtf: !! That’s how I KNEW we were in the hood, when I saw those lights.

    IT was projects and graffiti everywhere. SMH…Yso…. I was scared like if this bish don’t get us up outta here!! Foe’ we get shot! And she be all looking in other folks cars when we stopped at lights. I’m like “Bish- look straight ahead foe’ somebosy shoot at us!! Don’t make eye contact with NOBODY!!”

  • Hershey

    Screwball, I have family in the Rouge and they’re not all ratchet (notice I said not ALL) :hahaha:

    And if someone is three to four feet away with a weapon, you’re already at risk with a scan or not Mr. Officer

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    screwball69 says:

    *with a night gown on
    ———————————–

    I’ve seen that in Chi-Raq and GA.

  • caligirl

    Over here chuckling about driving through all the hoods! :dead:

  • change

    (((GLO-RAY!!!)))<——— Do you just enjoy posting out the side of your a$$( All the time). Did you read my comment? Did I praise anything?
    I know you need attention..please buy an animal.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6yW-Chp7Pw screwball69

    :lol: You right, Glo-Ray but that’s not what you see as SOON as you come in.

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    change says:

    (((GLO-RAY!!!)))<——— Do you just enjoy posting out the side of your a$$( All the time). Did you read my comment? Did I praise anything?
    ———————————————–

    Yes. Yes, I do. Please call again!

  • Ms.Fashion

    screwball69 says:

    @ JMO and that Miami comment

    @ Fashion,

    she lived about 6 miles from campus. We went to the corner store and out comes a woman with an ass so big like the sun, head full of rollers, pedicure shoes, and on a straight talk phone cussing like a sailor. I didn’t get out, I rolled up the window and told the man to get me to the house and I will stay there until we head back to GA

    _________________________________

    Well that says it all!!! You wre inthe wrong place!!!! Did you go to any other areas like Perkins Rowe???

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    AndThenIHitMyDougie says:

    I have a friend (one of my bffs) that I travel with frequently, and I lie to you not..everywhere we visit, this bish ALWAYS want to go drive through the hood to see what it’s like.
    *********************

    That’s me…..in spirit. I LOVE the hood; the people, the culture. But I’m scared of my own hood. Those new crack babies don’t know me. They killin each other I know they don’t give a damn about me. I’m allergic to caps in the azz. Still I wish I could go hoods all over the world and hang out with my peoples. Cain’t. Got babies that need dey mama so high falootin it is.

  • Ms.Fashion

    typos…were in the

  • Ty

    LMAO @ Dougie and Cabrini. Cabrini is not that bad. Now back in the day :nono: Shockly Harpo Productions is in the area and aint nobody phucking with the O :nono:

  • caligirl

    change says:

    thank you love…that’s much better

    ______________

    I saw this the other day and was like hhhhhmph but didn’t say nothing. These are the kind of clues folks be missing. RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE. :rofl:

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    screwball69 says:

    You right, Glo-Ray but that’s not what you see as SOON as you come in.
    —————————————————————-

    Speak for yourself!!! :rofl:

  • Ms.Fashion

    @ Hershey,

    I put a pic up, now you tell me if I look like Toni!!

  • AndThenIHitMyDougie

    @Cali

    :yes: it is. Do she think your girl could get me a little discount there or something. Help a sister out and sh*t? :lol:

    @Igo
    That is so true. I’ve been having HELL finding a new place to move to now since almost every county in MD now has this law that every apartment complex, (no matter how ritzy or expensive) has to have no less than 15% of its units allotted to Section 8 receipients.

    I hate that sh*t. I’m sorry- but something aboout paying $1800/mo for rent, while the hoe 3 floors down with 4 kids who has the hallway smelling like weed every afternoon pays only $400…just fux with me…HARD!

  • Ty

    *Shockingly*

  • OutsidetheBox

    Lawdddd. And she was doing so well. :hahaha:

  • The Makeup Maven

    caligirl says:

    change says:

    thank you love…that’s much better

    ______________

    I saw this the other day and was like hhhhhmph but didn’t say nothing. These are the kind of clues folks be missing. RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE. :rofl:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    You are stoopid E-bestie! :lol:

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    Ty says:

    LMAO @ Dougie and Cabrini. Cabrini is not that bad. Now back in the day Shockly Harpo Productions is in the area and aint nobody phucking with the O
    ——————————————————–

    Ty: Tell the truth. Cabrini as we know it on Good Times is only a memory now.

  • http://youtu.be/3lesVb_6MBs YSoSrs

    @DOUGIE

    I don’t know. My experience was always if you kept to yourself you wouldn’t get bothered. Gentrification had been happening for a while there and the area was probably safer than a lot of places. Our bad reputation just lingered longer than some other areas.

    I personally don’t fcks with the south side of Chicago. Anything past the 40’s to be exact. That and the burbs are where they sent all the undesirables when they started tearing down the projects.

  • I Go There

    @Igo
    That is so true. I’ve been having HELL finding a new place to move to now since almost every county in MD now has this law that every apartment complex, (no matter how ritzy or expensive) has to have no less than 15% of its units allotted to Section 8 receipients.

    I hate that sh*t. I’m sorry- but something aboout paying $1800/mo for rent, while the hoe 3 floors down with 4 kids who has the hallway smelling like weed every afternoon pays only $400…just fux with me…HARD!
    ______________________________________________________________________

    Well its done that way so Kids and some women can be in better situations thus improving the educations for the children and even putting the lady around people doing better. Thus going back to the old saying… if you want better you get around people that want the same things. Who knows…section 8 one year and the next maybe a job. Thats how its supposed to work anyway.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6yW-Chp7Pw screwball69

    :hahaha: Hershey, I gots me some ratchet relatives in Albany, Columbus, and Atlanta. But the ones in Albany the worst. And they REAL country too. Always hollering out Dougherty County the realist. :no:

  • free

    i ain’t saying it’s right but i understand. i have wound up in a couple of suspect areas (philly…but i ain’t saying no names) where a chill went up my damn spine. pressed on the gas and got the fugg out. however, chills go up my spine in certain rural parts of alabama and mississippi too….

  • Ty

    (((GLO-RAY!!!))) says:

    Ty says:

    LMAO @ Dougie and Cabrini. Cabrini is not that bad. Now back in the day Shockly Harpo Productions is in the area and aint nobody phucking with the O
    ——————————————————–

    Ty: Tell the truth. Cabrini as we know it on Good Times is only a memory now
    _______________
    Exactly :yes:

  • dnykole09

    I feel as if the name offends more people than the actual intent of the app. Granted I was raised in the “ghetto” and loved the lessons I learned…but that was my hood with my people. I’m not trying to go on vacation and end up in somebody elses hood. That’s we’re problems might start cause I’m an outsider. All in all tourists need to do research before galavanting around and ask locals what areas might not be suitable for them ????

  • Ty

    YSoSrs says:

    @DOUGIE

    I don’t know. My experience was always if you kept to yourself you wouldn’t get bothered. Gentrification had been happening for a while there and the area was probably safer than a lot of places. Our bad reputation just lingered longer than some other areas.

    I personally don’t fcks with the south side of Chicago. Anything past the 40?s to be exact. That and the burbs are where they sent all the undesirables when they started tearing down the projects.
    ______________
    :yes: The Wild 100’s

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    AndThenIHitMyDougie says:

    I’ve been having HELL finding a new place to move to now since almost every county in MD now has this law that every apartment complex, (no matter how ritzy or expensive) has to have no less than 15% of its units allotted to Section 8 receipients.

    *******************************

    Now what now? I’d have to be peacing MD out. I could tolerate them making is a straight 15%. I recall Houston doing something like that in an attempt to expose poor people to something other than each other. I think that could be a good thing as long as they don’t allow the area to become anywhere near majority poor. What is the point of that?

  • http://youtu.be/3lesVb_6MBs YSoSrs

    Just like with a lot of government programs, Section 8 has gotten a bad rap cause of a few that abuse the system. :no:

  • http://www.twitter.com/callmemiich PrytiBrownIs

    (((GLO-RAY!!!))) says:

    So, they were completely misunderstood gentlemen, right? Whenever you appeared, it was a scene right out of a Hollywood musical, staring you. Must have been nice.
    —————————-
    No. They were people that knew me and my family. They were friends of my brothers. So they made it a point if they could not to shoot a 8 yr old. Even Nino Brown gave out Turkey’s at Thanksgiving. :rollseyes: Anybody who grew up in the hood knows that the shooting wasnt 24/7….thats the part thats of a Holywood movie. Bet you also believe that all hood’s are projects and the burbs are completely safe right? :yawn: :bye:

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    free says:

    i ain’t saying it’s right but i understand. i have wound up in a couple of suspect areas (philly…but i ain’t saying no names) where a chill went up my damn spine. pressed on the gas and got the fugg out. however, chills go up my spine in certain rural parts of alabama and mississippi too….

    ————————————————

    The thing with this app is that it set’s you up for criminal activity in a spectacular way.

    Which do you prefer? Getting raped, robbed, and killed in a black area or a white area? Asian? Arab? Hispanic?

    A better app would be one put together by law enforcement, which shows ALL areas of criminal activity.

    This app still does not help or protect you because it leaves out other areas of crime. But that is the purpose of this app: it’s racist.

  • AndThenIHitMyDougie

    @Bird & IGo

    That is there reasoning. Put the “needy” in areas around people who are nowhere near in that same predicament to encourage them to do better.

    Its NOT working. I’ve seen some complexes that were VERY nice about 10 years ago hit the dumps now and cannot seem to get anyone but section 8 tenants in it.

    I was straight up when I moved to the apartments I’m in now. I asked: “do you guys accept housing vouchers and subsidies?”

    Them: “yes”
    Me: “Is it possible to put me in a building without any recipients of that service, otherwise, I’ll need to find another community.”

    Them: “Its not a problem. We have specific buildings dedicated to our clients with those needs only.”

    And they do. :coffee: I’ve noticed that one of those buildings catches on fire and burns them out at least once every year since I’ve been there though. No deaths or injuries yet.

  • I Go There

    YSoSrs says:

    Just like with a lot of government programs, Section 8 has gotten a bad rap cause of a few that abuse the system.
    ____________________________________________________________

    Yep… that pisses me off kinda cause its more good people out there using the system correctly vs those that dont. And I kinda dont like how its set up. You cant have some woman on that and expect her not to date or have relationships with dudes and have them live together. I think if they would allow for that… it would make the family unit stronger and help those get off of the govt assistance faster.

  • MsOnederful

    Bird says:

    “Can you imagine me not being able to go to Martin Luther King Boulevard because my GPS says that’s a dangerous crime area?,” said NAACP President Juanita Wallace in an interview with CBS. “I can’t even imagine that,” she added.
    ********************************
    What Miss Juanita should be protesting is the fact that MLK drive is always in depressed hood areas except for my lovely city of Charlotte where the street is VERY short and only runs the length of uptown Charlotte and is essentially a side street. At least it ain’t in the hood I guess.

    Bird could not be any more right. MLK Blvd in Jamaica Queens is a murder scene. Also, Mlk blvd in downtown Baltimore. Crack head central. Well not by the hospital thats on that block but closer to the stadium near the Paradox club. A mess. MLK in certain hoods should be avoided at all costs. Hate to say. Suffice to say “Martin Luther King Blvds” are in most urban neighborhoods that just happen to be part of a “hood” smh.

  • change

    YSoSrs says:

    Just like with a lot of government programs, Section 8 has gotten a bad rap cause of a few that abuse the system.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I agree, not all Section 8 tenants are lazy bums. I had section 8 in chicago, even though it didn’t help out much my rent was $1200.00 and I had to pay 985.00. It still was $200.00 less I had to pay to stay in a so-called decent neighborhood up North. When I moved to the Lou I didn’t need it any more nor did I qualify

  • (((GLO-RAY!!!)))

    No. They were people that knew me and my family. They were friends of my brothers. So they made it a point if they could not to shoot a 8 yr old. Even Nino Brown gave out Turkey’s at Thanksgiving. Anybody who grew up in the hood knows that the shooting wasnt 24/7….thats the part thats of a Holywood movie. Bet you also believe that all hood’s are projects and the burbs are completely safe right?
    ———————————————–

    No, but I don’t support murderers and hoodlums just because they waved at a few kids; protected those they loved; or gave out Thanksgiving turkeys.

    I don’t support organized crime be it the MOB or the KKK or your “friends” in the that neighborhood.

    Gangs and criminals do bad things to people. Very bad things. Just because they winked at you with a coke and a smile does not make them less murderous. These people flooded the hood with crack and all kinds of other crimes. No, I don’t think they were cute.

  • http://youtu.be/3lesVb_6MBs YSoSrs

    It’s the attitude of “Not in my building/neighborhood” that makes it hard for those that do try and do better. Or maybe they should be left to live on the streets cause they aren’t where others are financially and probably never will be?

  • I Go There

    YSoSrs says:

    It’s the attitude of “Not in my building/neighborhood” that makes it hard for those that do try and do better. Or maybe they should be left to live on the streets cause they aren’t where others are financially and probably never will be?
    ____________________________________________

    Its the catch 22…. you dont want to pay higher Taxes for the poor to help them better themselves and you dont like they neghborhoods they live in but you dont want them to stay near you to do that. Classism at it finest.

  • http://youtu.be/3lesVb_6MBs YSoSrs

    I have drug dealers in my family and I don’t support what they do but I also don’t think it makes them all bad. Sometimes you do what you gotta do especially when you don’t have a lot of options. Just don’t think you gone bring that sht around me and mine. :coffee:

  • AndThenIHitMyDougie

    @MsOne

    What you know about MLK in Bmore and the Dox? :lol: Lemme find out you done tramped through MLK and Russell. I stay the hell off MLK as well after University hospital, by the time it gets to Canton and Paradox, I done BEEN hopped back on 95 North.

  • http://www.buzzfeed.com/burnred/the-25-funniest-autocorrects-of-2011-281t JMO

    Ty says:

    YSoSrs says:

    @DOUGIE

    I don’t know. My experience was always if you kept to yourself you wouldn’t get bothered. Gentrification had been happening for a while there and the area was probably safer than a lot of places. Our bad reputation just lingered longer than some other areas.

    I personally don’t fcks with the south side of Chicago. Anything past the 40?s to be exact. That and the burbs are where they sent all the undesirables when they started tearing down the projects.
    ______________
    :yes: The Wild 100?s
    ______________________________________

    :yes: :fistbump:

  • https://twitter.com/Mizz_Dallas mizzdallas

    AndThenIHitMyDougie says:

    And I’m supposed to be visiting Texas with her this year…. if this bish think we finna be driving through the hoods of Houston, she got the game WRONG!! Gotta put a stop to this foolishness at some point!

    I just visit houston not too long ago and my friend she lives on the west side of houston she was telling me she was gonna take me to the hood after the club, I told that heaux aint nothing good goes on after midnight especially in the hood.. No dont do it…

  • http://www.buzzfeed.com/burnred/the-25-funniest-autocorrects-of-2011-281t JMO

    YSoSrs says:

    I have drug dealers in my family and I don’t support what they do but I also don’t think it makes them all bad. Sometimes you do what you gotta do especially when you don’t have a lot of options. Just don’t think you gone bring that sht around me and mine. :coffee:
    ______________________________________________________________________

    :yes:

  • caligirl

    Dougie – Have you signed the contract yet?

    E-mail me at incali @ yahoo

  • AndThenIHitMyDougie

    2Igo & Yso

    I hate to be like that- but I’ve seen the good side of the “assistance” and the horrible side of it. I totally approve govt assistance FOR

    – displaced vets
    – the sr citiziens
    – the widowed
    – those here raising kids while partners are deployed
    – the disabled
    – domestic violence victims

    Shaniqua….with 6 kids and 8 baby daddies who ain’t worked since she got pregnant with the 1st one, got a new bf every 3 months, smokes weed and drinks kool-aid all day. Is loud, rude and ignorant coming outside on her cordless phone while her kids run wild in the streets…

    …oh no, ya’ll can keep that hoe.

    I say- give them 1 year to get a decent paying job and become a “good” tenant and pay like everybody else…..otherwise, they got to go. Live off the system somewhere else. Those who really hit a temporary “rough spot” and are not looking for a handout through life will propser and make it work for them.

    Those who are “unsalvageable” will be gone. :coffee:

    I kow it’s mean, but it’s how I feel. Shaniqua should have tried to have one of her 8 baby daddies stay around to help her azz out and elevate.

  • AndThenIHitMyDougie

    @Cali
    No contract yet. Can she “helppppppp meeeeeeee? Tell me what she’d need from me….” <— *sings it like that Usher song*

  • VDot

    I was raised in the ghetto and I always keep a little bit of it with me cause it can come in handy sometimes. Other folks just in denial and sht. .

    :yes:

    Truer words have never been spoken. I keep it in my back pocket and pull it out daily from time to time.

  • https://twitter.com/Mizz_Dallas mizzdallas

    I had a friend who recently tried to seek financial assistance like housing and food stamps. She lost her job she been on for 10 yrs she was born and raised in Chicago couldn’t get food stamps nor housing. But when she moved to dallas she got all of that and more she got new furniture and they help her get a car granted it was an old 99 Toyota Camry for $1500 but it’s her car.. Now that was 2 yrs ago, now she has her career, her own house and she still drives that 99 Camry. There are some people who really need it to try to get ahead or get back on their feet. And I admire my friend for not being complacent on government assistance and out there grinding like everyone else. So I don’t knock anybody on government assistance it just irks me when someone falls on hard times and can’t get it like shennanna and them can get it so easily..

  • http://www.twitter.com/callmemiich PrytiBrownIs

    (((GLO-RAY!!!))) says:

    No, but I don’t support murderers and hoodlums just because they waved at a few kids; protected those they loved; or gave out Thanksgiving turkeys.

    I don’t support organized crime be it the MOB or the KKK or your “friends” in the that neighborhood.

    Gangs and criminals do bad things to people. Very bad things. Just because they winked at you with a coke and a smile does not make them less murderous. These people flooded the hood with crack and all kinds of other crimes. No, I don’t think they were cute.
    ————-
    *scans my original post* :gossip: Never said i “supported” anything. i said that i grew up there and I didnt fear my own hood because I know THOSE particular streets. I agreed. I would not venture into outside hoods because strangers are usually prime targets. Also never said they were my “friends”. Way to build your case on nothing that was ACTUALLY stated!!! :applause:

    But to address that last statement, be clear in NO way am i supporting anything that thye did. thats why i grew up, went away to college and got a few degrees. As not to end up like them. But trust, it must be very nice to go through life and through stones and judge others. Good for you TRULY. But, for those of us that are human, and know other humans, some of who have done bad things and been to jail, dont have that luxury. i have family memebers that ave been to jail. My brother sat in the pen. Was he less of my fathers son because he caught that charge? NO. My god father is STILL in the pen and most likely will never see the light of day. Does that change the fact that hes the man that helped me with my homework and/or went to my softball games? NO. They are still family so really, save the holier than thou attitude.

  • caligirl

    Dougie – Have you done a walkthrough/site visit? Depending on the time of year…The price may or may not be negotiated but she’ll ensure you get extras. Chairs, tables…Catering negotiated catering…Onsite meeting planners are trying to do the least for the most!

  • I Go There

    Shaniqua….with 6 kids and 8 baby daddies who ain’t worked since she got pregnant with the 1st one, got a new bf every 3 months, smokes weed and drinks kool-aid all day. Is loud, rude and ignorant coming outside on her cordless phone while her kids run wild in the streets…
    ______________________________________________________________

    Well Shaniqua being Shaniqua most of them arent gonna move out to better neighborhoods… They are gonna be where they feel most comfortable. And lets be real here that lady is far and few between. Most are women that want better but made a few bad life choices.

  • AndThenIHitMyDougie

    @MizzDallas

    “…Now that was 2 yrs ago, now she has her career, her own house and she still drives that 99 Camry.”

    ^^^ That’s the point I made in my post. Give it to everybody for a VERY limited amount of time (maybe 1 year or so.) Those who do not want to live life on govt assistance will find the next thing smoking off of it. Those who never had any intentions of doing anything will try to stay on it.

    Cream always rises to the top.

  • AndThenIHitMyDougie

    @Igo

    They are not that rare at all. :no: And they come in Black, White, Asian and Hispanic, I’ve seen. And with the laws put in place in MD…a majority of them move out to places that are “nice” instead of where they knew.

    Don’t believe me? Take a drive through the once prestigious Oakland Mills & Robert Brown areas of Columbia. Look at pics from 10 years ago and pics from now and see the difference.

  • MsOnederful

    AndThenIHitMyDougie says:

    @MsOne
    What you know about MLK in Bmore and the Dox? Lemme find out you done tramped through MLK and Russell. I stay the hell off MLK as well after University hospital, by the time it gets to Canton and Paradox, I done BEEN hopped back on 95 North.

    Back in my Hay day when my cousin lived in Temple Hill, Maryland. You know the city that is literally across the street from DC? Lol She put me on to that club. YESSSS lol get off right at the Russell street exit from either side and find ya behun a park and wait in that long ass line on a Friday night! WHAT!!! *Tamars voice* Those were the days. Then after the let out you would just grab your :popcorn: and wait in the parking lot for the fights to jump off! I was going down there right before the put that god awful fence over them Train tracks under the stadium lol. Lemme find out dougie. I thought you were a hammerjacks only kinda girl. Or Dream if that still exists down in DC. The last time I was there a chick had a seizure you know in the middle of the club that has like a fenced off outside area enclosure? No one did nothing to help her. I stopped going there after that. The only way I even knew how to get around Bmore was MLK BLVD and Saratoga and all them other crazy streets. Oh and those red or blue lights on EVERY corner! Reminding you of the Wire tv show!!!CRAZYYYYY lol

  • lourie

    It is what it is. I don’t want to be lost in a ghetto, so if an app can help with that, so be it. I assume the app list places that have high crime stats and does not list a place simply because a high number of minorities live there. I don’t see how this is racist if it’s based solely on crime stats.

  • hotmess

    Ilove that little boy on the right sooooooooooo funny

  • http://youtu.be/3lesVb_6MBs YSoSrs

    @DOUGIE

    My aunt is a Shaniqua so I feel you on that. :yes:

  • laterthannever

    I see everyone already said what I was thinking- You need an App to tell you to stay off MLK?

  • WalkingKontradiction

    Umm ok….now can we get an “Avoid the Klan” app? Folks need that, especially in these hick parts of Indiana….who am I kidding? in Indiana PERIOD!

  • free

    – “avoid the ghetto” is a nickname that people are calling it, not the actual name

    – the app will use crime data to determine the hot spots to avoid. nobody knows WHAT crime data, presumably the same ones you can get online (i get an email from a site that shows what crime happens in my neighborhood)

    so, there is too much speculation right now.