Saturday, December 19, 2009

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS ASK NAACP TO JOIN MASSIVE MARCH AGAINST P&L DISTRICT OVER DRESS CODE DISCRIMINATION!!!



The P&L Dress code hot mess has defined this year in local race relations and it looks to STILL have an impact in the immediate future.

Check out the text of a petition I've obtained through the MOST AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS asking the upcoming NAACP convention to take part in a grass roots action protesting dress code related discrimination.

NEITHER THE CURRENT COUNCIL NOR THE MAYOR HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PROPERLY ADDRESS CONCERNS OVER P&L DRESS CODE POLICY!!!

Large scale civic action was inevitable and part of Kansas City's continued problem with race relations . . .

Here's the text of the petition, TKC TIPSTERS say it'll come in with no less than 1,000 signatures . . .

PETITION REQUESTING THAT THE NAACP JOIN KANSAS CITIANS IN THE LARGEST CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH IN KANSAS CITY HISTORY---NOT AROUND BUT THROUGH— THE POWER AND LIGHT DISTRICT ON JULY 11, 2010

Despite the demands of numerous African American and Caucasian clergy members that the City of Kansas City enforce its own anti-discrimination laws in the Kansas City Power and Light District, the Kansas City, Missouri City Council has refused to act.

Despite the demands of numerous civil rights leaders and organizations that the Kansas City Power and Light District adhere to city, state and federal anti-discrimination laws, the management and ownership of the Power and Light District have refused to act.

Despite the collective voices of over 500 Kansas Citians who braved forty degree temperatures, high winds and drizzle to march from Kansas City’s City Hall to the Sprint Arena to demand an end to a policy whereby forty percent (40%) of African Americans and almost thirty-six percent (36%) of Hispanics were denied entry into the Power and Light facilities—The City of Kansas City and the management and ownership of the Power and Light District—TOGETHER—have refused to act.

We the undersigned call on the memory of Medgar Evers, Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and hereby request that America’s preeminent civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (the "NAACP") either:

1. Change the location of the NAACP 2010 Convention from Kansas City, Missouri to a City that does not condone by inaction racial discrimination against African Americans and Hispanics in a subsidized facility like the Power and Light District, or

2. Join the undersigned clergy, civil rights leaders and regular citizens of Kansas City, Missouri in staging the largest Civil Rights march in Kansas City, Missouri history on July 12, 2010--Not around but through the Kansas City Power and Light District on July 12, 2010.

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Sign

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To wit, the ongoing P&L District Hot Mess has inspired tonight's . . . TKC PLAYLIST!!!


Thanks for reading this week. Have a safe and fun weekend.

26 Comments:

Anonymous said...

up late?

KC Savings Accounts said...

Can we pay Kim Carlos to avert chaos?

Anonymous said...

500 people trust me over 500 people were not there in the 40 degree weather protesting. Michael Fletcher attempts to strike again. Who are the ministers Tony?

Anonymous said...

March one step forward, two steps backward

LeVon said...

I don't think I can march for that cause eventhough they are trying to keep people like me out.

It is not a matter of not supporting the march.

It is just that I wear my jeans down below my butt so it is incredibly difficult to walk anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Good thing we don't have anything else worth talking about in the city. Our fantastic schools, the exodus of businesses, and 108 murders this year. It's utopia.

Having no REAL issues to talk about, we can waste time with fucking dress code.

Radioman KC said...

9:17.. I would say you bring some reason to this. Maybe the people who really want to advance coloured people will get their own folks to raise their kids better so they don't grow up acting like rif-raf who shouldn't be allowed where NON rif-raf hang.

There IS a reason why NON rif-raf exit the ghettos... which moron Alonzo also misses the point. He says KC is a 'hell hole' but really, only certain parts.

Fact is, of the photos he's fond of releasing of himself, the backgrounds look fairly middle to upper middle class. I doubt many murders there.

There are some dogs that just shouldn't be allowed in the house. Not because of the color of their coats, but because they piss on the carpet. Bad master!

NAACP has a lot to to... they should teach the dogs civility and the house rules will take care of themselves.

Maybe whoever runs P&L just doesn't want it to turn into Bannister which died presumably because the rif raf started hanging out, scaring people off.

People who build or have nice things have learned to protect them. No shoes, no service just isn't enough to get that done.

Its not designer dressed patrons they're after, its keeping the rif raf out because they arne't buying drinks anyway.

Now, moves to further cut noses off to spite faces by getting rid of a convention to bring money in, to push for unreasonable political policy?

Didn't la raza do that?

Tony, don['t carry their water, tell them go go heat it up and take a bath. THEN they can go to places which would rather they woudn't.

Maybe P&L should charge a ten dollar cover, and give each patron two five dollar coupons to be spent inside.

Imagine how bad Worlds of Fun would be if people with empty pockets could just walk in and then walk around looking for free entertainment.

Anonymous said...

I gaurnatee that if 30,000 people march through the Power and White District...they will stop discriminating!

Anonymous said...

Really 11:15 ?? How do you guarantee that?

Anonymous said...

coloured people

are you fucking British?

Anonymous said...

12:18, I gaurantee it because corporations listen to the people...not because they are good but because when it is all said and done the people are who buy shit...and if they think people will stop buying their product they change.

Anonymous said...

hahahaha...niggas on parade!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wear some decent clothes instead of ass crack pants, sports jerseys, and ball caps turned sideways for a change.

Yancy Davis said...

How many more marches are they going to organize? It is not going to work. It still won't work. This is all about a select few local black politicians and preachers engaging in political posturing and race hustling more than anything. Just anther platform and public display for useless self-serving "leaders." The way to attack this situation is through the courts. The city has done their part in adopting the ordinance and implementing enforcement measures to elimitate the unequal enforcement of the dress code. The dress code itself and the inquity in enforcement were initially the problems, but after Cordish was forced to amend the dress code by the city, it is the unequal enforcement of the dress code that is mainly the problem.

Yancy Davis said...

How many more marches are they going to organize? It is not going to work. It still won't work. This is all about a select few local black politicians and preachers engaging in political posturing and race hustling more than anything. Just anther platform and public display for useless self-serving "leaders." The way to attack this situation is through the courts. The city has done their part in adopting the ordinance and implementing enforcement measures to elimitate the unequal enforcement of the dress code. The dress code itself and the inquity in enforcement were initially the problems, but after Cordish was forced to amend the dress code by the city, it is the unequal enforcement of the dress code that is mainly the problem.

Anonymous said...

5:55 how long do you think that will take, a year or two? public action NOW makes more sine than paying a bunch of lawyers and then trusting a judge to do the right thing.

Yancy Davis said...

What is another march going to do? Cordish could careless about a bunch of marching Negros. You see what Zed Smith did immediately after that march. Zed was even so arrogant and disrescpectful that he even took over and owned Arthur Benson at that family at their own press conferenceat the Power and Light District. The media exposure and outrage is out there already. A victory in court will be far more effective in forcing Cordish's hand in ending discriminatory practices at the KC Live Block.

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:22 Learn 2 spell Idiot

Anonymous said...

Fuck it! Just shut the money pit down. Or just tell white people they are not welcome. We can save the money on the cover over 670 and turn P&L into a wasteland/picnic area..Like Bannister.

Anonymous said...

I don't go to the Power and Light district because I just don't have the inclination so I don't know exactly what the dress code is and what those people who do not adhere to it are wearing. Since it continues to be such an inflammatory issue, I wonder if you can provide those two pieces of information.

Anonymous said...

It's a meat market. That's all.

C Circo said...

Will all the black boys line up and do me? I am sick of being done by the Alchy Fire Fighter that I married. He looks like hell all the time as the result of the booze.

Hearne wants Dirty Butt said...

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Anonymous said...

Here is the deal. P&L isn't important. There are so many other real issues that need to be addressed. This is not one.

Anonymous said...

947 right on sooner it is a jiggy pit the better

Anonymous said...

I vote for option #1. And the further away the NAACP convention is from KC...the better.