John Blaze 
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Re: “No Good Deed

WOW..... The number one movie in the country right now and I could barely find the "review"

Posted by John Blaze on 09/17/2014 at 1:32 PM

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Re: “Oakland Police Threaten to Cite Residents for Barbecues by Lake Merritt

It is odd and a bit suspicious that the patrol car usually parks right in front of the stairs where most of the blacks at the lake are. Back in the day the east side of the lake was a well known hang out spot for blacks. Since the city has lost a large population of its blacks and start cutting the grass in lake merritt others are now hanging at the lake but it's not secret that blacks make others nervous and uncomfortable. I saw this coming when I noticed blacks starting to congregat at the lake once again. They will make laws to make almost anything f illegal. The lake should be enjoyed by ANY ONE. And yes we all need to be more responsible and clean up after your self. What's the point of spending $120 million and no one can enjoy it. Get more trash cans that hold coals, and get them cleaned before the raccoons get to it. Set some rules but don't go overboard.

59 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by John Blaze on 05/19/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Fruitvale Village Implements Unlicensed Patrols

Nothing good will come from this.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by John Blaze on 05/14/2015 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Affordable Housing Now

I actually thought this issue was about more than just the blacks being displaced. I mean most blacks that lived in Oakland have already moved on. This new Oakland don't care nothing about black people that have been here for decades and just for note not all black people in Oakland or low are middle class. It's been made plain and clear with the comments and attitudes displayed that non black Oakland don't care about the displacement of anyone. All they see is opportunity. Their answer is "if you can't afford to live here then move somewhere you can afford" There is so much wrong with that statement I won't even get into it here. I think the saddest part of this all is that by looking at gentrification nationwide and genocide as a blueprint, is that some people don't want to co habit at all with anyone that is not like them, they just want to take over. Sometimes you can wash a city so clean it losing it's flavor. That is where Oakland is headed. Development is always welcomed but why does that have to include the systematic strategic displacement of it's long time residents. It also has nothing to do with blacks destroying and not taking care of the neighborhood. I am JUST now seeing THE CITY actually cut the grass in the parks and providing more trash cans around Lake Merritt neighborhoods and safer sidewalks. The residents can only do so much without city official involvements. Blacks care about the landscape just as much as anyone other race but if the city is not making an effort to provide that it won't get done. They know see reason to provide those services. So the unheard remains unheard. Until now

13 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by John Blaze on 04/29/2015 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Dealing with Bigotry

Same way I felt when I moved back to Adams Point in Oakland after being in Atlanta from 2000 to 2010. Man how the flavor has changed but o well I'm here to stay. "Unapologetically Black"

23 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by John Blaze on 04/01/2015 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

This is awesome!!!! Much needed!!!!

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by John Blaze on 02/18/2015 at 6:47 PM

Re: “OPD Still Appears to be Targeting Blacks

What else is new?!?!

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by John Blaze on 02/04/2015 at 7:21 AM

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