Black People : BUYING WHILE BLACK

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  1. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Black College Student Arrested For Buying A Designer Belt, Barneys & NYPD Slapped With Lawsuit (UPDATE)
    The Huffington Post | By Julee Wilson Posted: 10/23/2013 9:29 am EDT | Updated: 10/23/2013 3:31 pm EDT



    Racism, Video, Barneys New York, Michael Palillo, Trayon Christian, Barneys, Barneys Lawsuit, Fashion & Beauty , Fashion Racism, Racial Discrimination, Racial Profiling, Salvatore Ferragamo, Salvatore Ferragamo Belt, Black Voices News

    UPDATE:
    Barneys has posted a response on their Facebook page, providing clarification about employee participation in the incident.

    EARLIER STORY BELOW:
    Barneys New York and the New York Police Department have been slapped with a lawsuit by Trayon Christian, a college student from Queens, who was arrested at the luxury department store in April.
    "His only crime was being a young black man,” Michael Palillo, Christian's attorney, told The New York Post.
    The Post reports that the 19-year-old was at the store buying a $350 Salvatore Ferragamo belt, but following the purchase, he was stopped by undercover officers that were allegedly called on by a Barneys sales clerk who believed the transaction was fraudulent.
    The lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, states that the NYC College of Technology freshman was asked by the cops: “how a young black man such as himself could afford to purchase such an expensive belt?” He was then handcuffed taken to a local precinct.
    Despite showing the officers the receipt for the belt, his ID and the debit card used, "Christian was told that his identification was false and that he could not afford to make such an expensive purchase," Palillo said.
    Christian, who saved up money for the pricey accessory from his part-time job at college, said he returned the belt and never plans to shop at the Madison Avenue store again. His story comes just days after another instance of racial discrimination was reported in Baltimore when a black woman was allegedly fired from Hooters for having blonde highlights.
    Barneys has not commented on the matter and Christian's lawsuit against the store and the NYPD is for unspecified damages.
    Head over to The Post to read more.




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    Isn’t he still a long way ahead of the game in comparison to the manner in which Amadou Diallo was executed by NYC police outside his apartment in an exclusive part of Manhattan?

    Amadou Bailo Diallo (September 2, 1975 – February 4, 1999) was a 23-year-old immigrant from Guinea who was shot and killed in New York City on February 4, 1999 by four New York City Police Department plain-clothed officers: Sean Carroll, Richard Murphy, Edward McMellon and Kenneth Boss, who fired a combined total of 41 shots, 19 of which struck Diallo, outside his apartment at 1157 Wheeler Avenue in the Soundview section of The Bronx. The four were part of the now-defunct Street Crimes Unit. All four officers were acquitted at trial in Albany, New York.[1]

    Didn’t Operah get a reminder recently that even her billion dollars doesn’t mean anything as underlined by the disrespectful manner in which a Swiss store assistant assured her that she couldn’t afford a $35 000 handbag [a pretty accurate analysis of most people’s finances] but she wouldn’t have said that to Angelina Jolie/or any other white celebrity, would she?

    Isn't ANYONE who genuinely believes they are not programmed
    graphically illustrating that their programming is COMPLETE?
     
  3. Kemetstry

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    The struggle continues





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    No we no longer struggle! Struggle would mean here in the apple Black folks and Negroes would have enough sense to have a massive protest of that place! But go there now and I bet, we are the first ones there in the morning, and more then likely none of the Black staff called a sick out or walk out in protest!

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    Kayla Phillips, 21, was stopped by police in February at the 59th St. and Lexington Ave. subway station after purchasing a Céline handbag from Barneys at 61st St. and Madison Ave.

    Four plainclothes cops accused a black woman of credit card fraud after the Brooklyn mom bought a $2,500 designer bag from Barneys — stoking a fresh round of outrage against the high-end store.
    Kayla Phillips, 21, a nursing student from Canarsie, told the Daily News she had long coveted the orange suede Céline bag. Armed with a cash infusion from a tax return, she took her Bank of America debit card and headed to the Madison Ave. flagship store on Feb. 28.
    Phillips made the purchase without incident but says she was surrounded by cops just three blocks away, at the Lexington Ave. and 59th St. subway station.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/black-barneys-shopper-accused-buying-2g-purse-article-1.1494855#ixzz2iemakdT4
     
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    Yet we have no money for Black Organizations . . ..
     
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    When we were teens and college years there was no ostentatious spending, however Black Organizations wee very visible and taking action and taking care of problems! There was no violence problem or big drug problem in NYC until the late 80s and 90s! What Black Organizations that were were destroyed , and I mean like bombs hit thier edifces, bvy the National COINTELPRO efforts! Black News which was created by various Black Nationalist ad hoc committees, in 88 looked like a bomb hit it, that is how bad the building looked! On Fulton and Bedford. The East the main center for Afrocentric organizations also looked strangely devestated, as if some sort of internal explosion! I wish there were photos on the web! to see something like that , happen quietly in the middle of an urban area is bizzarre if not spooky! Even a building in need of repairs does n't look like a bomb hit it! and that was on Claver Place, about 5 blocks down Fulton.

    As far as this generation there are no Black organizations in NYC for these youth to donate to cause the youth unlike back in the 60s and 70s have created none! There have been no new organizations for over 25 years! the UAM is a shadow, NAACP and Urban League are nothing but money collectors that the community rarely sees, the NOI? Sharpton's National Action Rally?? So really what Black organizations are you talking about?
     
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    brown_h0rnet



    Yep, its called "wealth consciousness" my friend Asomfwaa, and when we realize its power, game over:


    An excerpt from our soon to be published work:


    "But the statistics tell a whole different story. In 1905 Black people in America owned 15 million acres of land. Right now, Black people ownless than 4 million acres. Black people are the biggest consumers in America (approaching 1 trillion dollars) but less than 5% of this money goes back into the Black community. And because of this, Blacks own less than 1% of the wealth in America."

    http://destee.com/index.php?threads/bamn-by-any-means-necessary.71970/



    The Empowerment Experiment, formerly known as the Ebony Experiment:

    http://destee.com/index.php?threads...iment-ee-expo-feb-5th-2011.65100/#post-675530
     
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    "Blacks are 11% of the American population, and consume 40% of the Scotch Whiskey imported to the U.S., and spend 72 million at the jewelry store, and when we come asking for Civil Rights donations Negroes are just trying to make ends meet." -- Dr. King

    Sometimes "Organization" doesn't need a name, sometimes it can be the coalition of Black Businesses on Fulton. The reality is we tend to waste money and it's not this generation it's this country.

    Nevertheless, the UNIA-ACL, the Malcolm X Grassroots, the OAAU, the WADU, the BAMN, and so forth can use a donation. No, they are not that large but that's because we're consuming all the wrong things then saying we don't have any money for ourselves.

    Edit: Just to clarify the Sister spent $2,500 on a bag; the Brother, $350 on a belt. That's $2850 going to the Organization known as Barney's which does less for Africans than any traitor Organization you can name.
     
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    Good list my friend, but don't leave out Destee.com, and the great opportunity we have to create a black institution in cyberspace; we have very few Black Institutions, defined as: owned, operated, and funded by black folk for the sole purpose of lifting and liberating black folk.

    brown_h0rnet

     
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    Not that large and pretty much unknown to the grassroots community!

    And whose fault is that? The internet has been around how long?? Do they have a page here or articles? FB? the Black Panther Party for Self Defense went viral when the smallest computer was the size of your living room! The UNIA did it with no technology!

    Hip HOP sings and chants and matras about ostentatiousness! Negroes have sat around for 12 years and let the White man create a Pied Pier music system to brainwash their children into hypnotic spendthrifts, materialists, and shopping junkies

    However NYC is on the move;
    http://urbanintellectuals.com/2013/...s-over-racial-profiling-are-finally-underway/
     
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