By Sandra Rose  | 

DeRay McKesson

Black Lives Matter agitator DeRay McKesson is running for mayor of Baltimore, Maryland.

McKesson and American President Barack Obama have a few things in common; neither one had political experience or jobs before they ran for public office.

McKesson announced his candidacy in a blog post on Medium.com.

"It is true that I am a non-traditional candidate?—?I am not a former Mayor, City Councilman, state legislator, philanthropist or the son of a well-connected family," he wrote. "I am an activist, organizer, former teacher, and district administrator that intimately understands how interwoven our challenges and our solutions are."

McKesson plans to put his unique skills to work as a social media justice warrior, race baiter and instigator to further divide Baltimore along racial lines.

McKesson realizes he has an uphill battle. Black Twitter is not known to open their wallets or purses for political candidates. McKesson will need millions of dollars -- not millions of tweets -- to run a successful election campaign.

"I have come to realize that the traditional pathway to politics, and the traditional politicians who follow these well-worn paths, will not lead us to the transformational change our city needs," he wrote.

According to Breitbart.com, "McKesson plans to fight the political establishment and shake up the system by running as a Democrat."

Baltimore residents can look forward to long hot summers of racial violence if he is elected mayor.

And just like Obama, McKesson will conveniently forget who put him in office.

  • Fendi

    Saw this on Twitter. Chuckled. Black Twitter will actually support him. Good luck with this.

  • LibraGirlonly

    He is a nice looking guy. Wish him the best. That's a sexy look. A brotha out there making moves.

  • Too Many Colors

    neither one had political experience or jobs before they ran for public office.
    ^^^^^^^^^
    You saying President couldnt have gotten a log in to this site pre-Daquan? You got jokes about him not having a job? My President got that law degree tho.

  • Milani

    Good for him, and good luck

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Good luck to him. They can reelect a crack head, he has a shot.

  • Too Many Colors

    Jenie when you get in here bring the spreadsheet with you.

    Tx.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    neither one had political experience or jobs before they ran for public office.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    What do you mean by political experience? I mean most politicians run for public office without political experience, no? I mean some run for the Presidency (Trump) without ever holding public office.

  • Ni Ni

    I dont know much about him, but i believe that people who dont have a political background are more likely to be the best for the job because they care about the little people. Besides many people back in the early days of theU.S. had little to no formal training yet they held office.

  • ChocolateBeauty

    I'm glad u found this funny a black man trying to do something positive is funny go you. Ignorant and smallminded

  • Orchidjones

    ...matter o' fact, I am not in the city, I'm in the county and this dude looks like he lives down the street from me in an adjacent complex!!

  • Too Many Colors

    Fendi. DONT DO IT.

  • Trey

    Does he know how to balance a budget?

  • WetPntees

    Although i'm not into politics.... +1

  • SameoleJ

    Shoot, Jesse "The Body" Ventura was a wrestler turned actor turned politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger (sp), was a body builder, turned actor, turned politician, Ronald Reagan was an actor turned politician.....even became President and Bush Jr. was almost as smart as a fifth grader with a 2.0 GPA. So......Go DeRay.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Pretty please. Cuz...ugh...

  • 7ate9

    Thats the city managers job.

  • SameoleJ

    Did you sing/rap that like Drake?!

  • LibraGirlonly

    Tuh, smh

  • SameoleJ

    At this point, we gonna need a database created to track this madness!!!

  • Too Many Colors

    Kinda like the little boy in Indiana Jones. COVAH YAH HAAAAAT Fendi. Cover your heart!

  • Buttercup

    neither one had political experience or jobs before they ran for public office
    ============

  • Fendi

    Learn how type properly. Goodbye.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Good luck to him. He can't do no worse than those who've so called had pedigree and effed up the church's money and whatnot.

  • KanditaLuv

    Clint Eastwood...

  • Too Many Colors

    The fact that she down there talking to herself tho. WHET?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I would like to see someone that has an actual shot of winning an election, run as independent. I'm over the Republicans and the Democrats.

    That being said, #Bernie2016. <<<Although that is not going to happen.

  • Buttercup

    I have a couple I can add too. One was even coming for me. I'll make her the president of the Buttercup Fan Club if she returns.

  • Buttercup

    Why don't you think it will happen?

  • Fendi

    SR: Don't shoot the messenger, but this came across my TL recently. I didn't know you and Jacky Jasper have beef. Apparently, you two have a whole cow. Yikes.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That tickles me every time I see it! But she's not smart enough to realize it's the same rhetoric EVERY TIME.

  • SameoleJ

    I ran out of that post, as soon as I saw another one was available.

  • LeBrick James

    Every picture of I see of this dude, he looks angry

  • Too Many Colors

    Sonny Bono

  • Renee26

    Lying on my President! Shame Shame

  • iWasteTime

    exactly what they want you to see

  • SameoleJ

    Yes, anybody can do it!!

  • Trey

    So what if the city Manager is messing up?..How would he know?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That freaking movie scared the crap out of me! Pulling peoples hearts out and all that chanting. Not too mention the snake pit. Blech!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I don't think he will win the Southern states. Also...somehow (and for some reason unbeknownst to me) Hilary Clinton has managed to garner most of the AA support.

  • Too Many Colors

    Its DOWN below too.

  • Milani

    all of that, plus the chilled monkey brains, was all I needed to be scared.

  • Renee26

    Some education is definitely needed. Political Science majors learn a lot about society, history, and policy making that is geared towards making these politicians more "well rounded"...this brother doesn't look like he even goes to the barbershop on the regular...won't go far. Activism is a great way to rally for change though.

  • Fendi
  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whale

  • iWasteTime

    Who is that ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    How does anyone know?

  • Too Many Colors

    Look at ole Salvatore. I was so sad when he managed to die. Cher was too through at his fune.

    I also dont think his wife Mary who took his seat, had any political exp either.

  • KanditaLuv

    no worse than SRB

  • Buttercup

    I don't think Hil has as much AA support as she thinks. Younger AA women are one of the largest supporters of Bernie. Many folks are still peeve with Hil over Benghazi and the email thing certainly didn't help.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    exactly

  • Wildcat34

    So now being a social media politician qualifies you for the office of Mayor. People and their self serving, egotistical views. You have to get votes, not likes.

  • Fendi

    A blogger.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I knew that fool would show that azz today .... let me read and catch up

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Good golly. Are they mulitiplying?

  • Dani B.

    #meSSy

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    She? He? IT? Whatever...was very smart in the beginning but something has changed. IMO. The person is getting sloppy with it or maybe a lot more bold. Doesn't try to hide as hard as they used to and doesn't seem to care if they get found out. Either that or they are as confused as me by the whole fiasco and can't keep track of it. LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ..... let me take my child to swim lord have mercy

  • Blaque Mahogany

    True...and my comments are in regards to the polls that I have seen. I realize they are not reliable. However, I know that a lot of black senators and black organizations have come out and supported HC.

    On a personal note, most of my black friends support Bernnie...anecdotal evidence though.

  • Buttercup

    The sad thing is she's been doing this for YEARS. Not a couple but like 8. That's SEW sad.

  • Too Many Colors

    A gay

  • Fendi

    Are you referring to that Woodstock original perched atop your crown, Jacky's comment or both?

  • iWasteTime

    that GPA though!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    but she always likes and comment to herself ..... she loves to agree and argue with herself

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Let me too get up and do something. I need to get mine to the shop.

  • iWasteTime

    Love this gif

  • Too Many Colors

    She.

    The history is too too long to explain. But Butter is correct. Years.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    A beautiful mess.

  • Too Many Colors

    A gerbil mess.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    You're crazy!

  • Buttercup

    As do mine as well. From my observations (in a red state), Bernie has done a good job of addressing the issues that interest Millennials.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    His Royal Purpleness! :)

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You know what...???

    And on that note, I bid you a fond adieu. ???

  • Too Many Colors

    I luh you

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Where shall I look? I just got back.

  • Buttercup

    Goodness!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    LOL!!!!!!!

  • Too Many Colors

    Below. Very last comment

  • Fendi

    Watch out for that tree!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Is he??? I didn't know that, but that would explain a lot.

  • Too Many Colors

    Skied himself right on into it. Poor Sonny

  • WetPntees

    Fendi said it was perched, like a f-n bird! LMAO!!!!

  • Too Many Colors

    I thought so? Girl. Dont get me to lying. Sorry if he isnt. I think so truly tho

  • Fendi

    IDK how you can have "bed head" when you sleep on a futon, but I'm sure someone will enlighten me.

    I don't care to learn, tho.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Oh. Okay. I thought she was pre Daquan but recent. In any event let me just go on record as saying I was done when I realized the similarities between her and another poster. I haven't recovered yet.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Like a room full of gremlins!

  • Buttercup

    Per Wiki, DeRay graduated from Bowdoin College in '07 with a degree in government and legal studies

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Someone with a website that is full of viruses and malware.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Nah, you could be right. I've only been to his site a couple of times, but like I said, it would explain his messiness.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Thanks ma'am. How are you today?

  • Lulu

    Wanting better for his community is race baiting and all the other negative labels given? I guess the civil rights movement and its achievements would have never happened on your watch.....smh

  • SameoleJ

    Weeeeeelllll "I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee that says, 'Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me... You can't get fooled again!'" I'll take Bushisms for $500, Alex!!

  • https://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He must have read your comment @sandrarose when you asked "What does DeRay do?".

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Who was the actress who hit hear head skiing and died a couple of days later?

  • WetPntees

    Got em'.....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Newpost

  • Buttercup

    Natasha Richardson. I still can't believe it when I watch The Parent Trap (reloaded).

  • nucynu25

    She fertile as hell . Popping out logins like Mexicans pop out babies .

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    YES!!! That's her name. Dub's post made me think of her. That was just awful!

  • jussaying

    yasss... i don't know how to do the icons but insert clapping here.

  • https://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Out of all the people protesting police brutality, you would think one negro was qualified...

    Them Tea Party folks get shyt done, why not...

  • LibraGirlonly

    If you are black and you are out there fighting for your race you are labeled a trouble maker.

  • sealsaa

    The hypocrisy

  • Too Many Colors

    In a meeting all day. Our Director is here. :(

    And we got a team dinner.

    Hep.

  • Fendi
  • SameoleJ

    That's Racist!! CTHU

  • Carmen

    DeRay is far more than just another twitter figga. Lets get this straight. I will def support him. I would like to know what y'alls problem is with him (those who dont support him) because as far as I can tell he has been an integral part of the movement. Im not a marcher or a protester, but DeRay and those like him keep everyone informed as to what is going on. He was the first person I saw speak on Michael Brown. He may not deserve your support, but this man deserves respect.

  • SameoleJ

    Just skipped the Mogwai stage, huhn?!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Yeen voting now OR then no wayZ SO :grill:

  • Finding Forever…

    He is one candidate of 13, NOW...I've heard of 2 possibly 5, but 13 CANDIDATES...YEAH OKAY! Being from Baltimore, the whole "Freddie Gray" situation has brought EVVVVERRRRYOOONEE & their Mommas out to run. I THOUGHT I might put my BID IN & RUN TOO--Spouses running, Gift Card Thefts, Pastors thought about running (but old bones were dug up & decided to stay at Empowerment)...I CAN only HOPE that WHOMEVER gets the position do the RIGHT thing & MOVE the City FOWARD, but it's probably just WISHFUL THINKING--BUT WE CAN ALL DREAM, CAN'T WE.

  • SameoleJ

    Just gonna come in kicking and screaming huhn?! LMBO

  • LibraGirlonly

    It's really sad. The man is doing something positive and we still want to disrespect him and question his abilities. Meanwhile he is putting in the work while most of us are playing silly games. I don't understand why we do this to our own)

  • Carmen

    me either girl. some people default setting is just mad, ugly and dumb.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I am perplexed as to why though? We are in this together.

  • nucynu25

    O my bad ...

  • SameoleJ

    I done told you............He said

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I hope ya'll eat something good...

    I'm going to the mall to reward myself tonight. Ain't been to the gym but I'm going to plan ahead for when I actually do. lol

  • SameoleJ

    You all have a wonderful evening, I may pop in later, but chances are slim. Talk you in the AM!! :)

  • Wildcat34

    I'm not sold on Bernie just yet. Many speak just to appease to a certain group of people. But he does have great points. Unfortunately, he doesn't look presidential, coupled with being old and spit flying out of his mouth....I just can't.

  • Meme81

    Good luck with the campaign. He should be prepared for the personal attacks that will come after he starts running.

  • Meme81

    LOL, I was just going to say this. It doesn't seem like any of them know how. He can't do much worse.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    How is he going to run without money?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Right? I only have 2 kids (16 yrs old and 10 yrs old). Not "popping out" no more babies either, lol...

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

    Don't forget CLint Eastwood an actor and chair talker, or Sarah Palin was and remains a dummy.

  • Futuredocdonte

    Don' The Carters follow DeRay on twitter? Maybe he'll get an anonymous donation

  • 7ate9

    Frankly my dear I don't give a damn. I'm happy that Mr. Mckesson is trying to do the work instead of sitting back and complaining while he waits of the white man to fix the problems. I respect him for that. I live in Georgia so whether he does good or bad if elected it won't affect me 1 iota.

  • free

    sounds like the real estate market in atlanta a few years ago when even kindergartners were selling houses.....

  • Mrs. Sunshine

    I'm all for this intelligent brother running for Mayor.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol

  • 1/8

    He's cute, but he could use a few bowls of cream of wheat! Too skinny to be mayor.

  • fcksimplemindedppl

    really starting to believe sandra is a racist herself.... she must hate the her own skin color... always negative.... your life must suck sandra *drops mic and snatch your wig* and im aware my email shows/// wink wink

  • T3

    This!!!!!?

  • RobKardashianLovesChocolate

    ???? Zam Sandra. Tea and shade...

  • Meme81

    IDk...Take up a collection at church, gofundme, social media campaign *shrugs* Or, he could just go old school and knock on doors to get to know people.

  • JustB

    It all starts with a dream...if he can get the people in his city to the poles then he can show them down a better road...wish him luck

  • digal704

    Who knew you were a psychic? It's easy to complain and criticize. It takes strength to go forward and actually try to make a difference.

  • Kim

    WOW I am shocked Sandra Rose didn't mock Deray for being gay in this post.Did Hell freeze over?

  • Dani B.

    Wow!! that was immature..you have a BLESSED day...I was speaking of the person YOU posted stating that they had beef with SANDRA.. I was stating that THEY were being "meSSy".....but please ma'am have a blessed day! #beyond NEGATIVITY

  • iyonah

    Lol @ not millions of tweets, nothing but FACTS! Its amazing what a social media presence can do or not do really..love it and hate its allure all at the same time. As far as politics, I kind of feel like why not for anyone at this point? If Trump can run, anybody can.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol @ spit flying from his mouth.

  • Afiya

    She don't wear wigs.

  • Renee Lovelace

    why do you hate yourself, sandra?

  • Precious McKesson

    I think he's going to do great. He has my support

  • Music

    He's cute!

  • Precious McKesson

    I think he has a great chance. He's going to hold the other candidates accountable.