This should please those of you who think fighting over a flag takes priority over the bigger issues that plague black America, such as black-on-black crime or rising HIV rates among black men and women.

As you know, the uproar over the Confederate flag began last month after photos surfaced online of church shooter Dylan Roof waving the flag.

From the NY Post:

The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on the Statehouse grounds, though the proposal still needs approval from the state House and the governor.

The bill requires a two-thirds vote in each chamber; the Senate approved it 37-3. Gov. Nikki Haley has said she wants the flag to come down and will sign the bill.

Monday’s vote comes less than a week after the 15th anniversary of South Carolina taking the flag off the Capitol dome where it flew since the early 1960s and moving it to beside a monument honoring Confederate soldiers.

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    • Chitsngiggles

      Its the least they could do.

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      “This should please those of you who think fighting over a flag takes priority over the bigger issues that plague black America, such as black-on-black crime or rising HIV rates among black men and women.”

      ??Lol. I want the flag down, yet this does not please me. My vibrating flesh light pleases me?? Black on Black crime, HIV, HPV, EllaMenowPee,,,It Taint going nowhere, no time,,,soon…So, why not focus and push where strives seem to be made, then move on to the next plague, that plagues ‘the Blacks’??? People don’t run into cancer fundraisers and scream, BUT WHAT ABOUT HIV?!?!! One thing at a time??

    • fcksimplemindedppl

      sandra do you have anything positive to say about anything. just like in life when we are having a bad day we know somebody else is having a worse day, but that doesnt mean anything. we know there are always going to be bigger issues than whatever…. but hell atleast its a start and if im not mistaking more whites were fighting over it than blacks

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Congratulations! Get used to seeing that flag everywhere – on every car, truck, RV, porch and storefront. That flag flapped in the wind for over a century with nary a word from any of you bandwagon jumpers. Congrats for making it the most popular flag in America.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      I’m just saying, bandwagon jumpers irk me. I didn’t hear none of you complaining about that flag in April or May. Why get passionate about an issue just because others are doing it? Why must you Americans always follow the crowd?

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      I already see it everywhere. As do I see White folks who glare, role their eyes, clutch their purses, cross the street…Not to mention the Gods. The White men, possible small genitalia, harbor ill-will and envious feelings about their genitalia because they spend much of their time groping the genitalia of men darker than them, bigger than them…Stop and frisk is not only dangerous for Black males, but also fragile minded White males,,,the ones my state has given the authority of a God. They get to pick and chose who lives…of course a true God, can also restore life. Resurrection…These White folks wouldn’t know a true God if they saw one?? But they get to play God? Oh well…Welcome to America???? digressing…Distraction and deflection only works on the Stacey Dash’s of the world?? I don’t care if White people rebel by flying the flag. They did the same by purchasing excessive amounts of Seinfeld dvd’s after that loser went on his N*gger rant…They reward their own?? Unlike us who remain divided?? Saying not to care about the flag is like saying not to petition the Darren Wilsons of the world…Oh well, you better be ready for him to become a millionaire via donations…Yeah, his people are going to stick by him, reward him…But to say I shouldnt petition his actions because White people are gonna…WHITE…Naw…That’s the house N*gger mentality?? As the late great Ms Tubman said-I coulda freed thousands more, if only they knew they were slaves??????

    • Femme404

      Fighting for the issues that plague black America and taking down the flag are not mutually exclusive. We can do both.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      You know what I mean. I live in Atlanta and I don’t see the flag anywhere. But I know I will start seeing it everywhere soon – thanks to you bandwagon jumpers. What y’all going to fight over next? Removing the American flag from in front of Chick-fil-A restaurants?

    • Femme404

      So there is a beautiful woman underneath that mountain of childlike insecurity.

    • Monday

      They all have great bodies. I admire that

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      It’s funny that you only started doing it last month? And only because everyone else is doing it. Now you will see the flag everywhere. Congrats!

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      have I expressed my love for you on today? *goes to find emotes just for you* brb…

    • Femme404

      The timing is inconsequential. When an opportunity presents itself you seize it. I don’t see a problem here.

    • Femme404

      Nope. I love the American flag. I’ve been meaning to buy one to put on my porch.

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      And you know what I mean Sandra. I live in Southern California. Why the hell are these pick up trucks driving around with confederate bumper stickers? In a liberal state nonetheless? Solidarity. It ain’t about the flag, it ain’t about the civil war, it’s about solidarity. Why can’t we do the same? If my South Carolina brethren say the sh*t should come down, then it should come down!?? you know what I’m saying. Just like I know what you’re doing. Stirring the pot. Causing debate. I get it. Been here way before the Ciara diaries. When you had the message board separate from your photographs?? Hello…I know. I’m just not gone cosign…I respectfully…Disagree…Don’t come at me talking about All lives matter(theoretically speaking)…All lives aren’t being massacred during bible study-Hello…Its not about all lives…Its not about Black on Black…Which is punished via this unjust, biased a?s judicial system we have…Its not about a White man killing a Black man, it’s about a White man not being punished, and even rewarded…Hello…Yes I know what you’re talking about, but I’m bringing it on back home??

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      No need to. You my peeples, even if you disagreed, you still my peeples????????

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      Sandra! 😥 do you see me struggling with this technology on this disqus mess?! now, what is this:

      “Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by sandrarose.com.”
      GIVE US FREE! *faints* :ghost:

    • Yes, I’m That Leah

      Sandra, Bill Cosby admitted to drugging and raping women in a court deposition. I’m watching CBS news….

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      Nope, not even. I actually clutched my purse just today! you’da been proud. I’m about to go through the “historic” district now and stop in at the Harris Teeter. I’m gonna clutch my purse at yt menz, and clutch my pearls at the yt womenz in yoga pantz :)

    • Yardgirl

      I love when you bring out the smarty arty!! So sexy!!? I agree with everything you said!! A Republican official here in CT decided to fly his confederate flag recently. In the liberal, mostly Democratic state of CT!! See, I like when whitey shows his arse, coz I see you guy, I see you loud and clear! Say buhbye to your political career flucker! Byeee!!

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      What opportunity? The problem is you Americans jump from one bandwagon to the next and nothing ever gets resolved. If people are protesting on social media you follow the crowd. No one complained about that flag 2 months ago. Wasn’t it the same racist flag in April? Now they remove a flag from the state capitol but it’s not banned. That flag will be everywhere in the coming months. So what exactly was the opportunity?

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Next month none of you will be talking about the confederate flag. You’ll be too busy on Twitter watching the hashtags to see what to protest about next. You let a hashtag tell you what to get passionate about. I should call y’all hashtag jumpers.

    • the guest

      The least that step n fetch South Carolina blacks could do is stop killing each other with bullets and words. It’s a slave state with a slave mentality and the blacks are a hateful species. They’d rather remove a flag than uplift their minds and change their behavior. Visit and see for yourself. It’s the twilight zone.

    • Femme404

      The opportunity was for the COLLECTIVE social conscious of America to do something that moves the country forward. The Confederate flag has no business being flown over any public building much less a state capital. What people do with it in private is their own business but a state capital should represent all of its citizens.

    • the guest

      Amen.

    • the guest

      Agreed. Why do nine black people have to be murdered for people to think they care to challenge racism. As if there wasn’t racism before? There will still be black on black hate, sabotage, crime, harassment, malicious gossip when the flag is removed. Not politically correct to say but true.

    • Femme404

      Politics makes for strange bedfellows…

    • Canary Red™

      Thanks! Odell Beckman Jr.????????????

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      Don’t forget to lock your doors when they walk past your car? I had this Asian lady do that a few months ago…Mind you—I’m pushing a wheelchair bound homeless person who stays at a shelter I volunteer at from 7/11, back to the shelter…Hes non ambulatory…Obviously right? And Im too sexy to be bothered,,,Obviously right??we’re in a cross walk, I hear automatic locks, lock…Seriously? You think I’m about to stop in the middle of Wilshire, leave his ass here, jump in your old a?s van, and what???? Foh?????? Bîtch, your van don’t even have the mandatory back up cams installed it’s so damn old, but you worried about my pretty a?s? You need to be worried about your husband who can’t buy you a van that doesn’t screech when you apply the gas? but that’s none of my business??????

    • DownSouthZeta

      I’m sorry, do you live here? I am far from being slave minded. Please don’t use blanket statements to categorize all blacks in thus state. I’m so tired of people talking about things they know absolutely nothing about.

    • Canary Red™

      SanRo –
      Americans? We have been against that flag since it rose during the civil rights movement. It was only put up in 1962 to show a rebellion against the Civil
      Rights movements! It takes a moment like this in time to make a change. Unfortunately, racism is the outer core to the core of our problems. Until we conquer that it will be hard to conquer anything else. Although you make a good point about bandwagons still keep in mind not all Americans are alike especially not African Americans.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      And you just now figured that out? And what about the confederate flags flying over other state capitols? Should those come down, too?

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      When will you start protesting Obama sending BILLIONS in aid to foreign countries? When will you protest for Obama to send aid to Chicago where 65 people were shot and 10 killed over the weekend? Can you get behind that movement? Oh, wait, there’s no hashtag for that movement.

    • AnnelliDAREAL

      F u c k that – what is South Carolina going to do about white supremacy? I’m not with all this symbolism stuff………I want to see REAL change.

    • DroneRivers

      “you Americans”? Aren’t you American, too? You may be from across the pond, but you live and pay taxes here. Embrace us! 😀

    • DroneRivers

      Yes, they need to be brought down all over the country. It should be restricted to personal use only. That flag should not fly on any government property. But having an opinion about this cause doesn’t mean we ignore other issues. We can also walk and chew gum at the same time, you know. 😉

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      And none of us are talking about Trayvon Martin? But we remember?? Best believe, we remember??

    • 88

      Removing the confederate flag will not erase 200 years of genocide against negros nor will it prevent it from happening in the future. This is a waste of time and energy.

    • iWasteTime

      Are we getting a post about what Former Senator George Voinovich had to say about what his party was instructed to do when it came to passing bills and laws under President Obama?

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      I truly do not give a fawk about a damn flag … I have more important shyt to worry bout … like life … not a piece of damn cloth

    • Femme404

      Heeeey! Where have you been?? Were you lurking today?

    • Petty_boots

      Well what’d he say? I’m not an Obama fan, but then again I don’t like any presidents nor the concept of “government” period. However, I am scared chitless for whoever comes in next, especially that corrupt bush bastard or racist asz trump.

    • Femme404

      Of course.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Three dissenting votes

    • Femme404

      Well few have been more critical of Obama than me…so there goes that. However, stopping foreign aid is a policy discussion. Aid to foreign governments is extremely important strategically, for the United States.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      No no no. That’s called religion.

    • Petty_boots

      I’m on the fence. Yes, a flag is insignificant in comparison to actual hate crimes committed, and taking it down probably won’t stop anything in the future. But sc’s decision to reinstall the flag after it was dismantled just shows how much people don’t gaf. Chit was already down, the issue woulda been over if it stayed down. Why the insistence to reinstall it?

    • KDub

      Not on Twitter. Ive been harping on the flag since Serena Williams refused to play in SC over the flag being present. 1999 ish. Long before Twitter. She from the damn west coast and saw the harm in it way before currently. I’ve talked about it on here long time ago too. But we can’t see it in the archives.

      Ttyl.

    • Petty_boots

      I actually did a 17 page research paper arguing that foreign aid isn’t beneficial, especially with foreign leaders pocketing most of it. I also agree with you about the Chicago thing. I wish there was something that could be done to help. Why do you think such problems exist? Ny is bad, but not like Chicago. I have my own theories about that though.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Next month I’m going to be talking about getting these kids out my house and back to school and thanking God my lights and grocery bill will go back to normal.

    • Petty_boots

      Lmao.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      So yeah we had a Confederate flag rally here Saturday.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Now who in the hayle would have their wife out here bucket nakid in magazines with all their cheeks out for the world to see.

      Damn her legs are long. Y’all see that?

    • Petty_boots

      Idk why people are so proud of segregation and all the messed up chit that happened back then. I’m disgusted that it’s half my heritage. It’s even worse that folks who supported segregation and stuff passed their ideologies down to their children who are now cops, lawyers, politicians, etc. That’s where the problem lies too. Unjust people who have preconceived notions and act accordingly (Zimmerman, Wilson, etc).

    • Petty_boots

      Really? What happened? Thank god I live in NY.

    • Femme404

      This! I just want to dance! Lord…

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Nothing really they parked and just talked to each other. People were driving by taking pics calling them dumb azzes.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Just trying to insert some humor.

    • Femme404

      You need a carrot and a stick.

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      Lemme call Bullshatt on it all now…
      Same way the govt was forced into civil rights act, that didn’t make businesses and people think differently. It’s 2015 and folks still can’t walk into certain places and get treated or served with respect.

      I doubt this act changes the racists from doing racist shyt. Bigots are bred that way. Hell this might make them even more crazy.

    • KDub

      I’m in NC and my parents are from Bama. I’ve been seeing it everywhere. My whole life.

    • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

      I am in Tennessee….I see the Confederate Flag everywhere NOW & have been since before I was even born….on belt buckles, hats, trucks, shirts, houses, tattoos, you name it ….I don’t care about personal displays….

      It shouldn’t be on a Government Building for many reasons, specifically because it represents the act of Treason.

      S.C. actually broke from the Union, created their own nation-“Confederate States of America”, elected their own President and Congress and raised a damn army and went to war with U.S. by firing the first shot at Fort Sumter. The Confederate flag was actually the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, and was the flag carried on battlefields by Confederate troops during the Civil War as they killed U.S. soldiers. S.C. viewed and acted upon the U.S. as the enemy. TREASON.

    • rodt

      dams Sandra can we get anything?

    • Canary Red™

      Speak!!!!!!! Hashtag I agree!

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      This was posted in a newspaper by Richard X, who didn’t want any bio given.
      ~A blue “X” containing white stars on a red background. A flag. The flag of the south. This special flag (doesn’t) contain nor portray any racist nor demeaning thoughts toward any race. It has nothing to do with race. It is all about the South. Their country lifestyle. Their hospitality and willingness to help anyone in need. Their down-home country cooking. Their country music. Their laid-back way of life and looking at things.

      For all of this flack about the Southern Flag, let alone how far it has gone, is totally mind-boggling. I feel like I am living in the Soviet Union. … I am disgusted with the mileage that the press in our country has given this non-issue.~~

      Did he say hospitality and downhome cooking? Why does this remind me of Life when Claude Banks was told those were white only pies? Truth of the matter is, when you see that flag you know exactly what time it is. There’s no embracing, loving gestures, hospitality, or laidback chitchat…at least I’ve never seen it or heard anyone else describe it that way.

    • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

      ….see every female celebrity (wife or girlfriend) in Hollywood….

    • Petty_boots

      Lol, why do you say that?

    • Femme404

      To imply that the country is no different than it was when Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights act is untrue.

    • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

      …Kanye West…..?

    • Petty_boots

      I hear ya. I think kids are cute but expensive as hell.

    • Petty_boots

      Oh okay. I’m the awkward white one who woulda walked over and broke up the meeting like “why yall so proud of this chit” and other questions of that nature. I always do. I’m curious as to what racism solves.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      It’s different. But, the undertone remains the same.

    • Femme404

      Because you can’t have a foreign policy with just might. You need favors, treats, etc. People, especially leaders are ruled by self-interest. This is rudimentary politics. Like for instance we give Egypt about 2 billion a year in foreign aid…they keep the Suez Canal open. We don’t blow up their country to achieve this goal for trade. Hence the carrot and the stick. Now of course there is more complexity and nuance to this but you get my gist.

    • Femme404

      That’s an understatement.

    • Femme404

      Sometimes in some places. My biggest concern is institutional racism and economic exclusion. I could give a damn about the rest.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Nah I have been just at home chilling …. haven’t been on here since last week I think … How are you

    • Femme404

      Wonderful…you don’t like the board anymore? Were you an original rose?

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Gross

    • Femme404

      Straight booty.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      It was actually funny because plenty of White ppl were driving by flipping the bird yelling you dumb f’ers. I was crying laughing.

    • Femme404

      The historian in me is like the Incredible Hulk right now. Errr, technically it wasn’t unconstitutional. It was actually suppose to be ratified by the states which would have made succession legal. *ducks*

    • Femme404

      See! Progress!

    • Petty_boots

      Lol. Seriously, it makes no sense. What’s so prideful about coming from decendents who thought it was okay to enslave, beat, rape, and kill an entire race due to skin color? And why does this generation still not see anything wrong with that, and then have the nerve to call others animals? I guess they haven’t watched id lately becuase 98% of people up there are white folks who kill their own damn family smh. Those are the real monsters.

    • metrice7979

      You would not understand Black Americans feelings about this flag. You are not from this country and have no grisp what our ancestors went through. It is funny how outsiders have so much to say on how Black Americans should feel. You from Pluto Right?

    • metrice7979

      The final Straw was the white boy killing those people in the church. If slaves thought like you, our asses would still be in slavery.

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      That’s not what I meant. Read.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      That’s my damn channel!!!! Deadly Woman, Wives with Knives, Murder in Mansion, Evil Kin!!!

    • Petty_boots

      You told me lol. Youve done a lot more homework than me sway. I just think there’s a ton of other things here that we can use that money for. Chit, the idea of money within itself is the reason were all in trouble now. Ijs if its for the citizens, use it to help them instead of yourself. Like that guy in a country in Africa who was president for like 30 years and stole millions. He ain’t chit. BTW, what is the suez canal used for anyway?

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      Again with the diversion?? Those 10 killed will be avenged by a system that loves imprisoning people, if and when their killer is found…Unless the killer is White???? When will White people admit racism is a huge problem in this country? Black on Black is not the problem, the discrepancy in punishment is?? When will White people denounce Limbaugh, Hannity, Oriely, Nugent, Zimmerman? When will conservatives admit Bush sucked? When will White people, and obedient Blacks look at the numbers? True statistics, the facts? I can answer questions with questions too?? I do it every Saturday when TRADE ask how much do I charge? I respond, how much do you have? I know the tricks, I am a trick? but wil never be tricked??????

    • Femme404

      I did read ma’am. You started with the civil right acts then transitioned into “its 2015 and folks STILL cant walk into certain places…”

      Was “certain places” my mishap? If so I’m sorry…

    • Femme404

      Do you watch this with the Mr.?

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      It didn’t make people think differently was where I was going. same thing with the removal of flag, which I’ve always thought shouldn’t be erected anywhere—it’s not going to make people think differently.

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      If I brought Yardi?? Our favorite weekend poster out on a weekday, then I know I’m right?? Peace to you my Sista, nothin but love for ya????

    • TheRealLee

      One step at a time.

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      ? to you and lil Lady J! Classes are over,correct?

    • Femme404

      No. I’m not like that at all. Just trying to answer your question.

      Foreign aid Is only 1 percent of our budget, a drop in the bucket. The Suez Canal is the shortest link between the east and the west so its a major trade route.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      And size 17 feet.

    • Noirluv45

      Where I live, the radical flag worshippers are riding around in the Black neighborhoods in their trucks decked out with the Confederate flag. My sister said exactly what you said: Things are going to get worse.

    • Petty_boots

      Oh, I see. And as for foreign aid, 1 percent, really? I didnt think it was that small. Military spending accounts for most of the budget though, right?

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      The flag will be removed. What’s next on your protest agenda? Black-on-black crime? Black unemployment? Sky high HIV rates among black men and women? Or are you going to wait for a Twitter hashtag to tell you what to protest next?

    • Femme404

      Lol..ok babe i was just picking( like my white southern friends use to say back in the day..)

    • Femme404

      Where do you live? The South has great gun laws on the books.

    • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

      Undoubtedly, you will see more of the confederate flag. Unfortunately, individuals have the right to fly the confederate flag (and wear white sheets if they choose). To stop individuals from flying the flag would be like stopping people from praying at school because prayer is not sanctioned in schools. You still have individual rights.

      However, a government institution that supposedly derives its power from the will of the people does not theoretically have the right to fly the confederate flag when the majority demands change.

      Ordinarily people and protest are the catalyst for change. But, then again this is South Carolina.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      No!!! He thinks I’m crazy for watching those shows.

    • Femme404

      I think most of our budget goes to non -discretionary spending on entitlements programs and things here. But military is huge, we spend 20% of our budget on it. And I think its more than that.

    • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

      …what state if you don’t mind me asking?

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      Those Twitter hashtags sholl do help?? #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?????? I wouldn’t even know but for the HashT?? it’s sad that we have to use social media to make our issue be heard, but so very thankful that we’ve found a way?? As always…Leave it to Black folks to find a way! Can I get a witness?? You want to talk about that dámn pûssy cat stuck in the tree 24/7, let me log onto the place that gave birth to #WangWednesday to find out what’s really going on?? Flipped it on them! Like we always do?? You don’t want to feed your slaves? Watch us make a three course meal out of the scraps you call trash?? That’s how we do! Chittlins…Greens…Shît the White man thought he was too good for, we make due with what we have, Or, with what were ALLOWED to have #Message????????

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      TN

    • Petty_boots

      What? I have yet to see that, but I’m in ny. I wish he would try that chit up here. Hopefully they don’t do anything more. That’s crazy.

    • iWasteTime

      That his whole party was told to say no to any and evertyhing even if it was beneficial to All Americans …

    • Petty_boots

      Yes, deadly women is my favorite. Web of lies too. 20/20 is hella boring though. It’s crazy how things happen. My kids won’t know I got an insurance policy til it’s time to bury me. Can’t trust any damn body. Mine thinks I’m crazy too lol, I hope he knows I don’t trust him either.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      yeah been over … I’m just chillin… hey boo

    • Petty_boots

      Wow, but then again I’m not surprised cause the rich folks who funded their campaigns are the real authority anyway. It’s just crazy how those who are filling these roles don’t have the balls to speak out. Oh well, such is life.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Oh no the board is fine … Just have been pre-occupied …. I have been on Sandra’s blog I think since 2009 … original enough lol

    • Noirluv45

      Sandra, most crimes committed are intra-racial, so this “Black on Black crime” diversion isn’t going to change anything. There will always be crime, Sandra. Nothing’s going to change that. White folks will kill White folks; Black folks will kill Black folks, and people will kill people. We’ve been waging war against crime for decades. Nothing we do is going to stop the plethora of evil people. That does not mean we can’t multi-task, get involved in our communities and fight the many battles we’ve been fighting. For some, this flag is a waste of fight, but for others, it isn’t, so I say fight on!

    • Femme404

      Yes…any one before the “switch” is an original rose to me…

    • Petty_boots

      I’m just patiently waiting til our economy crashes like Greece and chit hits the fan. It’s a matter of time.

    • Noirluv45

      Sandra, no one cares if it flies on someone’s private property. It should, however, be removed from the State house. Also, you keep mentioning, “band wagoners.” Isn’t that how many protests get started. A certain something is brought to people’s attention, and then they decide whether or not to join in the fight. What’s wrong with that?

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      lol

    • Femme404

      Never. Our founding fathers were pieces of sh*t but they were some smart asses. They knew what would work and what wouldn’t when they put together our democracy. The way our system of checks and balances work, we will never be Greece or any other European socialist project.

    • Noirluv45

      Yeah, isn’t that crazy? I’m in North Carolina, and these kids we know told us they are driving around like banshees proudly sporting their flags. I’m just waiting for mess to go down. I hope you don’t see it, Petty. I hope you don’t.

    • Noirluv45

      I live in NC. This place…talk about racist. It’s glaring! Femme, they dare NOT try to take these crazy people’s guns from them.

    • KDub

      I’m in NC too. I said the opposite tho. They smile in your face here and go home and call you nigger at night.

      I’m in metro 919. But one county away in Johnston. ..the Klan active like chit

    • KDub

      I’m in NC too. I said the opposite tho. They smile in your face here and go home and call you nigga at night.

      I’m in metro 919. But one county away in Johnston. ..the Klan active like chit

    • KDub

      You see the girl here in Chapel Hill tambout she on her way to buying her first slave in front of Confederate flag on school trip to Gettysburg? It’s the young ones here blatant with it. Ones my age 30’s and up are closet racists. Not very politically correct. My yt homegirl I came up with takes names and calls folks the hell out. Alot of ones in my age group not wit dat chit and are quick to correct folks. Now THAT chit be funny. Getting checked by their fellow white person??? I be reading comments on local news websites and BAY BEE they be going AT IT???

    • Femme404

      LOVE the name…

    • Canary Red™

      Negative. I don’t do Twitter, etc…and all the above should be on Obama’s agenda.

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      These women on Anderson Cooper telling how Cosby drugged and raped them? Horrific! I’m really surprised one of them didn’t try to kill him …he’s a straight up rapist ..disgusting …and I’m not caught up on the current image of the kindly grandpa in the comfy sweater – this dude was a strong a$$ physically/athletically fit predator. I reserved judgment (of him OR the women) because I hadn’t seen any proof of guilt …knowing this now, he gets no respect or sympathy from me.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      ??? web of lies commercial is scary as hell with the guy looking in window. My husband don’t know how much my policies are for either.

    • Femme404

      I use to watch Survived. I had to stop. It made me paranoid.

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      #bringbykethearchives
      Now twot or hashtag that. ?Not on the Twotter neither.

    • scentsychick30

      smh just disrespectful that flag screams hate,?people saying this represents southern pride is like the kkk saying they’re a social club.

    • lil goodie

      I live in South Carolina…..The problem with this is that taking the flag down means nothing… it’s the same as them taking off their hoods..still racists.. now they just smile in your face while we shop in their stores…buy their products…pay tickets that they write…etc. please excuse my ignorance. But what does the flag have to do with the black hate..black lives just don’t matter here.

    • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

      Completely off topic… So that dude Carl Crawford has other children besides the one he had with Evelyn. She constantly posts pics of her daughter and her son, but never of her son with his other siblings… I wonder if she addresses that situation on her new show…

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      That’s fine if they do tho @PrettyB. Their rights, their consequences. To say we shouldn’t demand the flag be taken down from government institutions because the big bad Whoogie men are going to display them like crazy is extremely passive. Electing a Black man into the White House destructed whatever wall racist White folks erected to hide their inner feelings behind…Fricken Kevin Sorbo. Same pencil d*cked bastard that used to call my friends and I bro on sets in passing…Eh bro, morning bro…Now can’t mask his content for the Negro…Oh well…Maybe we shouldn’t have voted for Obama, things were more calm before…I liked it better when my neighbor pretended to like me vs hanging Barack dolls from his tree on Halloween…Who thinks like this? There’s terms for it…You know…Is what it is…I rather the flag wavers come out full force to protest it coming down, vs living amongst those same damn people but never knowing-Ya hurd. You can fly the flag from every place you want, but it’s still not gone be on federal property?? Call Barack all the N*ggers you want, he still won…twice?? Bro!???

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      Wow. Meh. He lost my support years ago. Same folks he went out of his way to alienate, I bet he wishes were creating pro Cosby Hashtags right about now? Oh well…No matter how many White gals Kobe Sodimize, his constituents, will always rationalize???? Until you alienate them, and eventho he backtracked, the next brawl he gets into at his wife’s Catholic Church?? He’ll see the power of holding your foundation down…watch…That’s why he begged to be a part of that TM fundraiser…Digressing, yeah, I gave Cosby the benefit based on me knowing how the game works, system works, but at the end of the day, I didn’t care??

    • Lenina Just Lenina

      This is from the ny post…but did yall see the Sunday edition w the cover story about a rack of teachers in one Brooklyn district being under investigation for sleeping w the kids?!? This is all going down now. Sunday paper.

    • Noirluv45

      KDub, I’m in Eastern Carolina. It’s a whole other devil here. LOL! A few days ago in the Tractor Store, my sister asked this White woman if she and her son wanted to pass us because we were blocking the aisle. That heffa looked at us and didn’t say a word. My sister was about to cuss her out, but thought twice about it. I dealt with another racist White woman just today in Food Lion. I’m sure these up here in 910 are the same ones in 919 because you know they’ll call us niggas in a minute to our faces and behind our backs.

    • Noirluv45

      The end times are here. SMH. Lawd hammercy.

    • Lenina Just Lenina

      Yes indeed. I only caught a brief glimpse of the whole story but I saw that one lady resigned after admitting that she was sleeping w a child and a few of the others were just caught n not giving up they jobs. One man said “so what I brought her to the hotel what that mean?”

    • Noirluv45

      #facepalm! Oh, so they’re not giving up their jobs? Ha! They need to be thrown out if they did that to those children. I can’t stand child molesters.

    • Lenina Just Lenina

      Me neither it’s a terrible story it was sickening

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I’m in eastern too, I get the stares. I was in bonefish and this older yt lady stared me down; we had a staring contest…I won. What’s sad, it’s not just yt and Us too or maybe it’s just some women in general…I had couple cross in front of me…he said excuse me and she damn near side swiped me and said nothing “Um you’re excuse too SIR.” Yup sure did.

    • the guest

      Visited. Everyone who visits has said the same thing. It’s an overwhelming majority of step n fetch. The black on black crime is horrendous and the black denial of it is worse. I can speak on what I and those I know have seen for themselves. Anyone can google or visit and see for themselves.

    • the guest

      Nothing. It’s the step n fetch capital of the US.

    • the guest

      It’s the opposite. The slaves are distracted by symbolic change like removing a flag because they refuse to address real change. So what the flag the flag is removed blacks still are hateful and abusive toward each other. Flag or no flag blacks still instigate each others defeat.

    • the guest

      Is raising the black nationalist flag in the US and calling for separation from whites an act of treason?

    • the guest

      Exactly. But then again it’s South Carolina the step n fetch capital of the US.

    • MS PEACHES

      Damn you!!!! I scrolled up to see what a size 17 looked like.

    • Yardgirl

      Love you more! :))

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      I don’t like stuff like that. I thought they were getting married, so why not embrace all the kids? Yeah, you let me know if she does, because I don’t plan on watching her show.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Let me say this about Bill Cosby and be done with it. He is 100% wrong for doing that. Am I still going to watch the Cosby show? Yup. WIll I turn my tv channel if he is on? Nope. And before yall say how wrong I am, did any of yall stop buying or turning on MJ’s music? Nope. How about R.Kelly? Nope. But is he disgusting for what he did? YES WOuld I pay to go see him? Nope.

    • SummerBaby

      I agree all the way.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Co-sign!

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      If I’m not mistaken she and his ex Amy were pregnant at the same time, so that might be the reason..

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      They’ve been engaged since 2013. I’m not saying it won’t happen but… lol plus she was 6mths pregnant when the other girl baby was only 5mths so Carl was double dipping or real close to them all swapping fluids.

    • KDub

      Vandals have spray-painted “black lives matter” on the Confederate monument located next to the old Durham County Courthouse on East Main Street.

      The attack is similar to ones at the “Silent Sam” Confederate memorial on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill over the 4th of July weekend and another at the Confederate memorial in Durham’s Maplewood Cemetery July 1.

    • KDub

      Two of the teachers were two drunk dykes who were carpet munching each other at 8:45 at night while a talent show was going on. Caught by the damn janitor.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      SO he has a set of ghetto twins? Oh ok. smh

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      But that’s too close, because how are you going raw in one chick and in the very next month, going raw in another chick?! Just nasty. And she is still with him, so she needs to accept all the kids. Shoot. Don’t deprive your baby from knowing his family.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Hey girl

    • SummerBaby

      My kids have another sibling. I never post pics of him. It’s not that I don’t have pics of them together & his mom doesn’t post my kids pics. We leave it up to their father to post pics of his kids.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Right!!!! I’m not looking at her show so ya’ll keep me posted!!

    • KDub

      New post. Pill Cosby

    • KDub

      Hey yew!

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      So wayaminute….Federal authorities raid Jared from Subway house in child pornography investigation!!!!

    • aRoth

      LMAOOOOO not PILL cosby! #ignant

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      Yeah I was never swept up in the “Bill is THE role model” hype. Still, I’ll admit I was skeptical when the accusations surfaced or resurfaced. I mean, I’m not likely to take the word of a bunch of yt women at face value concerning ANYthing, never mind when its them accusing a Bro of going cuckoo for yt kitkat and ravaging the first yt woman he can get his hands on. However, ANY man who preys on women in the manner Cosby ADMITTED to is sick and disgusting and should be held accountable …to hail with his “reputation.”

    • PrettyBrown28

      I smell a troll.

    • DownSouthZeta

      I also want to see real change! Removal of the flag means we are taking a small step in the right direction.

    • Foxy Brown

      Sometimes, Auntie Sandra, you say some stuff that really makes you sound like one of those white internet trolls pretending to be Black :/

    • Lenina Just Lenina

      R u serious?!?!? I did see a pic of two YT broads striking a mean girls gone wild pose but it wasn’t my newspaper I had to give it back and I was on the road. Now that’s just tactless and messy!!! Up at the school. ?

    • the guest

      A troll who calls for an upliftment of black minds rather than being pawned by white liberals to climb flagpoles and be distracted by a fight over a flag rather than educate and motivate black youth to not shoot eachother at alarming rates to settle any every disagreement. I wish I was a troll and that the step n fetch mentality in South Carolina and other southern states wasn’t a reality. Real change is more than removing a flag. Minds needs to evolve and elevate.

    • Loud and Wrong

      Sit down.
      Every, and I mean every black community has a antigang task force made up of pastors, and an antigun task force made up of pastors and citizens. The police barely supports them, and unlike other white groups that easily get that Faith Based Initiative money from the white house, these groups recieve very little money. What you need to do is go watch, Kill the Messenger so you know that this is the work of the CIA that is trying to turn the black community into a drug store, and black buyers buying only white, and living in fear.
      Get our of here with that nonsence. We care about black on black crime and AIDS but we are left of the the funding pool, which by paying taxes we put into, when it come to getting money for our communities.
      Go back to watching Game of Thrones and say out of grown folks business.

    • Loud and Wrong

      We are evolving. Did you read that black woman are starting more businesses than any other group, and that we are graduating college. More than half of black americans live above the poverty level, and we could do much more if the playing field was level, and we didnt have haters blocking our moves.
      But I digress, and anyway…we will overcome…
      we always do.

    • Loud and Wrong

      What is your point. Black men and woman have died fighting for the flag of the united states of America, and have served their country under THAT flag as doctors, lawyers, teachers, social workers, business men, etc. The American flag is the flag of a united america and the dream it represents as we continue to honorable live and serve in hopes of acheiving that dream. The confederate flag was a nightmare.
      You mixing up the two.

    • Loud and Wrong

      Sandra.
      Seriously.
      You have been calling that THOT Kim Kardashian a socialite, but what to get on the president of the United States as if you have more respect for a Pornstar than the commander in chief.
      There are movement in Chicago to stop the violence, but there are also behind the scene movements to undermine those hard workers. I know antigang pastors, and stop the violence workers, and when they apply for funds and grants to work on the problem in their communities, they are denied the aide – even when it is written by Harvard graduates. I could blame Obama, but this has been going on for years since the Faith Based Initiative came in under Bush.
      Also stop and think: there is black on black crime everywhere but they keep highlighting Chicago just to embarass the president. Truth is this, white on white crime is just as high.
      So please, while I dont agree with him on everything, I still have respect for the office, and I will never see Kim Kardashian as a socialite, but a pornstar that is a professional beard, and walking blow up doll.
      Signed…a real sister.

    • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

      ….At the very least the history and act in its self is Anti-U.S. Government. It doesn’t need to be on a Government Building.

      …You’re right there is an on-going debate whether or not this was “Treason”, some agree, other disagree. That’s politics.

      ….No need to duck! All opinions are welcome…

    • JayCee087

      Sandra, one of the Confederate designs in in the Georgia flag. So yeah, it’s “everywhere” alright.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      LOL

    • the guest

      This not about organizing, organizational structure, funding pools. This is about everyday black citizens in the south caring to not abuse and harm eachother. Funding is not needed for that. That’s each one teach one. But when a slave mentality is ingrained to such an extent that blacks hate to see other blacks eat, live, let alone progress there is a need for serious educational overhaul. Unfortunately even the black church can be mired in politics, gossip, cattiness, and counter-uplifting behavior. Let’s look at this dialogue here. Every one is entitled to their opinion in an intelligent exchange without shutting the other down. Not once have I told someone to shut up or sit down. It’s classic South Carolina and southern slave mentality to shut down anything and anyone who brings to light the need for real change.

    • the guest

      This not about organizing, organizational structure, funding pools. This is about everyday black citizens in the south caring to not abuse and harm eachother. Funding is not needed for that. That’s each one teach one. But when a slave mentality is ingrained to such an extent that blacks hate to see other blacks eat, live, let alone progress there is a need for serious educational overhaul. Unfortunately even the black church can be mired in politics, gossip, cattiness, and counter-uplifting behavior. Let’s look at this dialogue here. Every one is entitled to their opinion in an intelligent exchange without shutting the other down. Not once have I told someone to shut up or sit down. It’s classic South Carolina and southern slave mentality to shut down anything and anyone who brings to light the need for real change.

    • the guest

      Yes there is evolvement overall but there is a serious dangerous adversity to black progress in the South especially in South Carolina. I just visited for a Summer two years ago and saw this for myself. Others have too. No one is against you. It’s disheartening to witness. Been overcoming for hundreds of years when it’s as simple as black folks need to stop hating harming and defeating eachother because of petty jealousies. Who needs wealth if you have unity? Back in the day folks made sure everybody ate and had a roof over their head but black on black hate is the worst hate faced because it hates to see black happiness, black health, black progress, black success.

    • the guest

      Yes there is evolvement overall but there is a serious dangerous adversity to black progress in the South especially in South Carolina. I just visited for a Summer two years ago and saw this for myself. Others have too. No one is against you. It’s disheartening to witness. Been overcoming for hundreds of years when it’s as simple as black folks need to stop hating harming and defeating eachother because of petty jealousies. Who needs wealth if you have unity? Back in the day folks made sure everybody ate and had a roof over their head but black on black hate is the worst hate faced because it hates to see black happiness, black health, black progress, black success.

    • toni walker

      Black people hate and put down other black people. We should stop pointing fingers and judging each other. The hater is someone that usually looks like you!

    • Angeleyez89

      This is crazy. We have bigger issues going on today to be worried about a flag that most people don’t even know the full history of. This is a distraction from the powers that be destroying our nation. Think about all the bills that have been passed recently…wake up. PS.. Glad to finally be able to comment!! Been coming to this site for years ?

    • Meme81

      IKR? It’s just a coincidence that drugs and guns only find their way into black and brown communities…not. CIA was even caught bringing drugs into L.A. in the 80’s. It’s done all the time.

    • Meme81

      When the very people who are making the law and regulating are friends with or members of the Klan themselves, they’re going to do nothing to change the situation. We see what happened in Ferguson.

    • Meme81

      She/he wanted to take a stroll away from the bridge and landed here.

    • Meme81

      What bothers me is whenever anything happens in our community, the default answer is ‘Well you people kill each other, too. So it doesn’t matter.” It all matters. Trust me, it all matters and it’s all connected. We need to speak out on black on black/white/Hispanic crime and white/white etc. crime.

    • TL Mitch

      This is a good thing

    • DownSouthZeta

      How did that KKK rally turn out?