This is so ridiculous. If people keep on, something crazy, real crazy is going to happen. Check out this story. I have another one to post later on today. You’ll see how its’ related.
Story by: Dylan Stableford
A 73-year-old soul singer is recovering after being assaulted by a woman at a blues festival on Saturday after dedicating a song to Trayvon Martin.
Lester Chambers, best known for his work with the 1960s soul group The Chambers Brothers, was performing at the Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival in Hayward, Calif., and had just dedicated Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready” to the slain Florida teenager when a woman jumped onstage and attacked him, police say.
The woman, 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews Potter, was subdued by security and taken into police custody. She was cited for battery and released, but could face additional charges, Hayward Police Lt. Ruben Pola told the San Jose Mercury News.
“She had a crazed look in her eye,” Chambers’ friend, Kurt Kangas, told the paper. “I saw the devil there.”
According to witnesses, Andrews Potter yelled “it’s all your fault” before the attack.
Chambers was taken to the hospital and released late Saturday. He suffered a bruised rib and muscle and nerve damage, according to his son, Dylan Chambers.

A photo showing Chambers’ welt (Dylan Chambers)
Dylan Chambers posted a photo of his father with what appears to be a large welt on his side.
“He is sore all over,” Dylan Chambers wrote.
Lester Chambers was not the only musician to pay tribute to Martin over the weekend.
Beyoncé held a moment of silence during her concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday. The show started shortly after George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of the 17-year-old.
On Sunday, Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z, paused during his set at the Yahoo! Wireless Festival in London. “Rest in peace, Trayvon Martin,” the rapper said.
A Tribe Called Quest dedicated its entire set at the Wireless festival to Martin. “I don’t want to be a downer but yesterday, in America, we saw a miscarriage of justice,” A Tribe Called Quest member Q-Tip said. “It’s not the first time this has happened. Pray for us … we need help.”


rachel-jeantel-620x456Rachel Jeantel was thrust into the spotlight after she testified in the George Zimmerman trial detailing her friendship with her slain friend, Trayvon Martin. However, instead of people encouraging Jeantel and supporting the teen who will forever live with the burden of being the last person to talk to Martin before his death, the 19-year-old was berated for her speech, appearance, mannerisms and “lack of education.” Jeantel’s testimony and her recent appearance on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight”, greatly impacted radio legend Tom Joyner and since he first saw her on the stand, Joyner has been determined to help Jeantel. Tuesday morning on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Joyner offered an olive branch to the embattled teen, offering her a possible full scholarship to any HBCU through the Tom Joyner Foundation. Joyner proclaimed, “Hi Rachel, this is Tom Joyner, I love you, I really do love you”, Jeantel, shyly giggles before responding, “I know.” But, Jeantel didn’t know how much she was loved because, Joyner was soon to dramatically change her life in a matter of minutes, saying, “If you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU, even if it’s not in Florida but especially Florida, like Florida Memorial, Edward Waters or FAMU, if you want to do that, I want to help you do that.” Joyner did not only offer his assistance in college, he wants to help her get there, adding, “I will help you get tutors to get you out of high school, tutors to help you pass the SAT and I will give you a full ride scholarship to any HBCU you’d like.” Jeantel, who we later learned was in shock from the offer, simply responded “thank you.” Later in the interview, Jeantel hinted that she might pursue a career in law enforcement but she reminded Joyner and the crew she “doesn’t like bodies” or funerals.


A friend, Audrey sent this to me yesterday and I originally said that I was not going to post it. Changed my mind. I’ve just got to show you this ignorance at an “educational” level. I’ll just let you see and read it for yourself.

(Jackson, TN) A Mid-South woman has filed a complaint with the Tennessee Department of Health after she said the doctor she went to see for back pain gave her an insulting diagnosis.

“He said ‘I know what the problem is. It’s ghetto booty,’” said 55-year-old Terry Ragland about what she was told by Dr. Timothy Sweo in April.

“I think I blacked out after he said ghetto booty. I think my mind was just stuck on the phrase because I couldn’t believe he said that,” said Ragland.

Ragland said this was not her first time at this doctor’s office. She had been there several times before and said her experiences were good. But this is the first time she had seen Dr. Sweo.

“It’s one of those things where my hip seems to slip, like it’s slipping out of place a little bit. It’s painful when you get up to go walk it kind of slips, you know,” said Ragland about her lower back pain.

Ragland said Dr. Sweo sent her for X-rays, then came in and gave his diagnosis. She said she was in shock as she asked what the treatment would be.

“He said there’s no cure for it but I could give you something if you’re having pain,” said Ragland.

Ragland said she told an office manager about what happened. Ragland said the manager apologized and a few weeks later she received a letter from Dr. Sweo himself.

In the letter, Dr. Sweo said, “I was trying to take a technical conversation regarding your lower back and make it less technical.”

“It says to me that he doubts what type of intellect I have, how intelligent I am to be able to understand what he conveys to me in a medical term,” said Ragland.

News Channel 3 reached out to Dr. Sweo for an interview on camera, which he declined.

But he did admit to using the term as he was trying to explain to Ragland that she had “lumbar lordosis,” the medical term for a curve in her spine.

“What I was trying to explain to that patient is that she has lumbar lordosis, which is a fancy name for the curve of the lower spine that makes the buttocks protrude more. In trying to explain that I said that she had ghetto booty and she didn’t like that apparently. That was my attempt to explain why she had the back problem. It wasn’t the whole problem but it was part of it and she got upset about it,” said Sweo by phone. “You cannot cure lumbar lordosis.”

“I think I do understand why her feelings were hurt but I don’t understand what’s offensive about it,” said Sweo.

“It’s not endearing. It’s not loving. It’s not a compliment. It’s wrong in every aspect and it’s very demeaning,” said Ragland.

Ragland has filed a complaint with the state, which will follow up and see if the claim is founded. The information will then be presented to the Board of Medical Examiners officer, who will determine if there will be disciplinary action.

In Sweo’s history in Tennessee, he has not faced any disciplinary action.

“That was probably inappropriate. She certainly felt that way and I won’t do that anymore,” said Sweo.

Ragland is hoping she is the last patient who has this experience.

“The next person might not take it like I do and he might find himself in a very bad, bad situation,” Ragland said.


The verdict is now in and a lot of people have a lot to say. I’ll just let them speak. I just can’t go there. I just can’t… When I saw this letter online, I knew I just had to post it. It says a lot. A lot…

Dear George Zimmerman,

For the rest of your life you are now going to feel what its like to be a black man in America.

You will feel people stare at you. Judging you for what you think are unfair reasons. You will lose out on getting jobs for something you feel is outside of your control. You will believe yourself to be an upstanding citizen and wonder why people choose to not see that.

People will cross the street when they see you coming. They will call you hurtful names. It will drive you so insane some days that you’ll want to scream at the top of your lungs. But you will have to wake up the next day, put on firm look and push through life.

I bet you never thought that by shooting a black male you’d end up inheriting all of his struggles.

Enjoy your “freedom.”


A black male who could’ve been Trayvon Martin