Read about the horror at Dunbar Village here.
Today I passed a brand new branch of Wachovia on my way home and made a U-turn to go see if I could make my donation there. First, it is so new that they don't have any customers so when I walked in 18 people were lined up to say "Welcome to Wachovia!" I told them "Okay, THAT was scary."Then I asked them if I could donate to a victim's assistance fund being handled by Wachovia in Florida. They asked for the name: Dunbar Village Victim Assistance Fund and then the city: West Palm Beach Florida. They pulled it up in about 5 seconds. They only would accept cash or check so I had to roll down the street to my bank to get some cash. You can use the Wachovia ATM, but I would rather burn up gas driving a half mile than to pay an ATM fee ( Yes my bank sucks).
When I got back to the Wachovia, they had everything set up to go. They had pulled up the account number for the fund. I handed over my cash and the man gave me a receipt. Three minutes max. So save a stamp and just walk in to any Wachovia Bank near you. Ironically, when I got home to check my mail, I had a cash back bonus award check in the mailbox. Give to the Universe and the Universe gives back to you. Take up a collection at work, family, whatever and drop it off at a Wachovia branch near you.
Read about the horror at Dunbar Village here.
Blacks 13% of Population 50% of Murder Victims -Background From West Palm Beach- How the Heck did Dunbar Village Happen?
Nearly half the people murdered in the United States each year are black, part of a persistent pattern in which African Americans are disproportionately victimized by violent crime, according to a new Justice Department study released yesterday.(SOURCE)YES, it really is THAT BAD! Y'all we are less than a fifth of the population, but HALF of the folks murdered in this country. WHEN THE HECK ARE WE GOING TO MARCH ABOUT THAT?
Arrests have been made in the Newark case. One is 15 years old. SMH( Shaking My Head)
More on Dunbar Village.
Take a moment to read some of the recent posts over at Essential Presence(scroll down). She has actually talked with local leaders in West Palm Beach, FL to figure out how this happened on their watch. The Dunbar Village gang rape was not an isolated incident. Don't worry, our public shaming of the "List of the Immorally Indifferent" continues, but we are making plans to act if they do not. Maybe that is the way the Universe intends it because their silence is breathtaking and perplexing.
Content Black Woman is also holding it down about Dunbar Village over at Why Black Women Are Angry.
We've expanded the List of Immoral Indifference to the Dunbar Village gang rape. ( If someone is erroneously on this list, let me know and I will be elated to scratch their name off. I would be happy to have no list at all!We've expanded the list in the name of gender equity.) For a list of almost every African American Organization known to man go here.
For a list of the Original Members of the List of the Immorally Indifferent You still need to keep calling and emailing the original group, they ought to be even more embarrassed if the new additions come out first as the Original Members had almost a 96 hour head start.(We'll keep adding names to the list)
Telephone: (202) 737-0120
Why on the list? Extraordinary educator and political leader Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) founded NCNW in 1935 and envisioned it to be an "organization of organizations" that would represent the national and international concerns of Black women. It would also give Black women the opportunity to realize their goals for social justice and human rights through united, constructive action. ( taken verbatim from their web site.)
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Telephone: Office: 212.222.5660
Why on the list? "[T]he National Coalition of 100 Black Women has been created to establish a leadership forum for Black Women from all geopolitical and socioeconomic groups whose overall mission is to provide a national and international medium through which they can develop, initiate and implement action plans designed to pursue social, economic and political gains"
National Organization For Women (NOW) Action Center
Email Contact Form ( see Katie's sample if you don't know what to write)
Phone:(202) 628-8669 (628-8NOW)
Why on the list? They didn't have a problem issuing a press release during the Duke case.
At this point I don't care which one of the 65 declared candidates for President of the United States issues a statement a) chronicling the horror of Dunbar Village, b) listing info for the victim's assistance fund, c) calling on the city, county, state to either make Dunbar Village safe or get out to the residential housing business ( I don't care that folks are paying $150 a month, some governmental entity held themselves out to be offering shelter suitable for human habitation. Clearly it ain't) d) point out that the city could have seen this coming a mile away as this one complex received
So rev up the e-mail and the phone calls. Leave a comment for which candidate makes a statement first. And they can't just put it on their website. It only counts if one other place mentions it as well. I don't care if the one other entity is the church newsletter. Any candidate. Any party. At this point I don't care who it is. A certain candidate who I may NEVER mention in this site EVER in life has had a 96-hour lead and despite the assurances of "staff", hasn't produced a thing. Let's see how long it takes the rest of them to get a clue and have a high school intern crank up the word processor and mimeograph machine.
Janjaweed in America. How Do We Apply For UN Peace Keepers?- Immoral Indifference to Dunbar Village Continues.
“I was so scared,” the woman told WPTV. “Some of them had sex with me twice, some of them had sex with me three times. They’re beating me up. They make me do those things over and over. The man with the big gun, he put the gun inside of me.”
She said that when she was forced to perform oral sex on her own son, she told the boy: “I know you love me, and I love you, too.” Dunbar Village gang rape victim talking about her assault.
NO, really. I am serious. Where do we get the application for U.N. peace keepers in America?
You see Dunbar Village was not the only crime like this in West Palm Beach. In addition to Dunbar Village, right down the street another horde of teens were involved in another attack on another Black woman:
14-year-old Mangonia Park boy has been charged with raping and robbing a 42-year-old woman only a few steps from her apartment while his friends waited and watched, some shouting "Hurry up" and "Me next." (Source)
In a one year period, the police department got over 650 calls to go to Dunbar Willage in a year. Lets see.... 365 days in a year.... Surely criminals would take off Christmas, Easter, and Mothers' Day. So that is 362. Subtract 1 day for Superbowl Sunday. Subtract 5 days in Florida due to severe weather.... You do the math. They got called to that complex so much it would have been cheaper to locate a police substation there.
NO seriously, in the city of West Palm Beach, Florida, Black women have been turned into prey, where do we get the application? Wouldn't this foolishness qualify as a state of emergency?
Still waiting on movement from the list of the "Immorally Indifferent." New names being added tomorrow. Keep contacting these folks. Y'all know what the next step is doncha? I think it might be time to start calling some corporate donors. No sense in public corporations buying $15,000 tables at the annual banquet/convention/brunch if the organization sits idle for the 51 other weeks of the year.
Well folks, the "List of Immoral Indifference" related to the Dunbar Village gang rape will be growing this afternoon. In the interest of gender equity, I am going to be adding "women's rights" groups who OUGHT to be outraged that apparently it is open season down in West Palm Beach, Florida on African American women.
I just got off the phone with Obama's Washington office. Now yesterday the girl answering the phone said, rather dismissively, that a statement was being written and would available in two hours. I looked....no statement. So when I got home from the NPR interview, where I made sure to mention the Senator's championing of convicted child molester Genarlow Wilson while ignoring this case, I mentioned Obama in the group of Black "leaders" who appear to be suffering from a bout of Immoral Indifference related to one of the most horrific hate crimes committed against the Dunbar Village victim and another woman less than a mile away weeks later.
So today when I called a young man answered and didn't know what I was talking about so I gave him the 30 recitation of the horror. Clueless, but assured me he was going to pass on my comments to the Senator. He didn't ask for any contact info so I won't be holding my breath. We'll just keep hammering away at him. Now wouldn't it be a shame if Hillary Clinton issued a statement about Dunbar Village before Obama did?
I am putting together a new list with new e-mails and phone numbers, including women's groups. We are going to make these people earn their corporate donations and membership dues. I don't care if they are crooks and charlatans, they are holding themselves out to be champions of the Black and the poor so STEP UP!
FYI, after my pressure goes down, I will tell y'all about my run in with the receptionist answering the phones at the NAACP National Headquarters. If her indifference was not so appalling, it would be funny.