WHEN I SPEAK, YOU CAN BET I HAVE THE PROOF HIDDEN SOMEWHERE OUT THERE THANKS TO THE ADVISE TO THE NOW DECEASED STATE ASSEMBLYMAN PETE KNIGHT. PETE WANTED ME TO BE SAVED FROM THE BUTCHERY OF THE GOP PARTY I LANCASTER, CA AND DOCUMENTS FLOWED INTO MY LIFE AND OUT INTO THE WORLD. He told me to tell my story when the smoke cleared because he really was disgusted by those who thought he liked them. He choose this African American woman to confide a evil, nasty, corrupt history of Lancaster, California that I call the Antelope Valley Plantation. But dearest Pete, I have taken the pounding for 20 years, survived by the grace of God and think Black, Brown and White kings in this area are never going to get it. Pete, thanks for our note of respect that is now tattered and worn and I accepted you had to dislike me in public because you prepared me in private.
I am not about sharing recipes or how to plan dinner parties. More power to you if that’s your thing.
I’m about these politicians paying back the money they stole, yes stole through manipulative deals in my community AND other American communities. I want financial compensation for the families these politicians destroyed, are destroying, and left with emotional distress and life long nightmares.
Now my ACTIVIST passion comes from an essay I wrote and WON FIRST PLACE FOR at St.. Cecilia Elementary School in Englewood, New Jersey at the age of 10. It was called FREEDOM IS NOT FREE……500 neatly handwritten words that the nun checked to make sure it looked perfectly written in terms of appearance.
I haven’t stopped writing since and I haven’t stopped caring. I have been lucky to meet men like the Los Angeles Times opinion page editor Charles Carter back in the day when he gave me my first freelance Los Angeles Times freelance column. He wrapped his mind around mine, his spirt around mine, and gave me a chance. From there my freelance columns began appearing in papers and magazines all over the country and in other parts of the world. It took me to stints on National Public Radio and then I stopped advocating so vigorously because I let fear set in and make me feel I needed a full time with benefits to support my family. I WAS WRONG. I SHOULD NEVER HAVE STOPPED ADVOCATING THROUGH MY WORDS AND NOW I AM BACK TO THE GIFT GOD GAVE ME.
It’s part of my DNA TO WRITE AND BE AN ADVOCATE AND ACTIVIST. Even my mother was an activist in her own right who had to fight the IRS for a suitable position. My father was one in his right as a member of a union. HEY, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT OF ME EXCEPT TO SPEAK OUT AND I DO NOT CARE IF YOU ARE BLACK, WHITE, BROWN OR ANY OTHER COLOR OF THE RAINBOW.
LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA MAYOR R. REX PARRIS SNUFFED OUT THE LAST BIT OF HOPE I HAVE IN UGLY PEOPLE WHEN I RAN HIS 2008 MAYORAL CAMPAIGN. For years he had tried to destroy my life, career, and dreams because I was a whistle blower and filed a QUI TAM COMPLAINT AGAINST THE PALMDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA. At the begging of his wonderful, saintly brother Bill I came together with Bill and GUARANTEED A WIN FOR REX. I GUARANTEED IT. In the end I put him over the FINISHED LINE AND in return he gave me nothing he promised for such precious gift. He violated me and tried to destroy me with a BOGUS WARRANT when I walked away from him. But not before I learned just how corrupt, manipulative, vicious, discriminatory, and sexist he can be.
I escaped his and his orbit’s ugly reach throughout the criminal justice system, courts, Appeals Courts….. with help from the DOJ and FBI. But he verified for me that A LEOPARD DOES NOT CHANGE HIS SPOTS.
PLEASE BE MY BOOKS WHEN THEY COME OUT OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS FOR ACTIVISTS ALL ACROSS AMERICA……”AN ABSENCE OF HONOR” AND “BE AUTHENTICALLY YOU.”