Tuesday, March 23, 2010

KANSAS CITY POLITICAL AFTERMATH: FREEDOM INC. SLAPS AJAMU WEBSTER!!!



Last week, KICKASS TKC TIPSTERS were the first to break news of a rather shocking Freedom, Inc. Endorsement.

Freedom, Inc. COMPLETELY REJECTED THE AJAMU WEBSTER, SPARK BOOKHART, BLACK UNITED FRONT SCHOOL BOARD SLATE!!!

As always, local newsie DeAnn Smith was on top of the story and came up with some good insight and great questions on the subject.





There are a great many theories STILL circulating regarding the endorsements:

The best one I've heard . . .

FREEDOM SLAPPED AJAMU WEBSTER IN THE FACE BY REJECTING HIS SLATE IN ORDER TO STAND UP HIS UNDUE INFLUENCE ON THE EASTSIDE!!!

Allow me to elaborate: The United Black Front School Board Slate is perceived by many folks as an arrogant gesture that's out of tune with an overall willingness to fundamentally change The Kansas City, Missouri School District. Marilyn Simmons, who works VERY closely with Ajamu Webster is the old guard that has heretofore led the district to disarray. Efforts to keep her in power, by definition, reject any significant change.

AJAMU WEBSTER'S FUNKY CONNECTION MIGHT HAVE COST HIM!!!

Ajamu Webster's connection to Mayor Funky doomed his slate. There's no arguing that Mayor Funky isn't popular among Eastside voters. Still, Ajamu walks hand in hand with Kansas City's CO-Mayor and he's the only guy who didn't take much flack during the Mayor's last screaming tirade at Parks Board Members . . . So, it sort of makes sense that the guy's real political allegiance might have been questioned.

FREEDOM, INC. IS REINVENTING ITSELF?!?!?!

Who knows, in politics anything is possible. I never would have guessed that The Terminator would be running California into the ground by holding elected office.

Never the less . . . No matter what the motivation the fact is that endorsements demonstrated a HUGE RIFT in the Kansas City African-American Political Establishment . . . And that's important.

While I hope they their endorsements were aimed at helping the best candidates for the School District . . . That's probably not the case as the politics and positioning of decision has sparked much more interest than any topic related to the upcoming School Board election.

LINKS:

Is this Gone Mild Dan? Pop quiz: Who will you vote for in KCMSD Board election?

Freedom Inc. endorses three in KC school board races

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

Freedom inc. has not been influential in the black community for years.
Look at the Superintendent's new plan he spends over $500,000 to retrofit ACE . He is not saving money he is spending more.
We need a school board that will not just blindly co sign on his plan. The plan must address academics not just close schools and fire teachers.

Anonymous said...

Great job Craig!

Michael B. said...

I heard Craig say the other night he "heavily respects" the opinion of Genaro Ruiz and Chris Moreno. If they had an impact on this decision, great job. This is the new Freedom and it looks promising.

Anonymous said...

Tony, you've outdone yourself again! I'm Rick James, Bitch!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Eastside African American community realizes that Ajamu Webster, Spark Bookhart, Sharon Sanders Brooks, her boyfriend Linwood Tauheed, Kenneth Hughlon and Cokethea Hill aka "the slate" could care less about any schools other than ACE. They are only trying to retain enough seats on the board to secure votes to gain more jobs, contracts and funding for ACE and their cronies. Kudos to Craig Bland and Freedom, Inc. for choosing the best candidates instead of the black candidates.

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares about Freedom. Next!!!

Anonymous said...

Your argument that Freedom endorsed these candidates as a way of punishing Ajamu for being friends with Funky seems kind of silly seeing as how they endorsed Crispin, who, you know, WORKED for Funky for several years. If Funky was the issue, it seems highly unlikely that they would have endorsed his favored candidate... Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

Marilyn isn't just "close" to Ajamu... he is her boss.

Anonymous said...

that's right.

Anonymous said...

I hope susan montee is aware of the webster-simmons-taheed-brooks-bookhart-hill-black united front-ace connections and keep these connections and conflicts in mind during her audit.

Anonymous said...

The eastside is really starting to spawn real leaders with a back bone willing to go against the grain. If they cant get behind Covington and the district the phonys will be exposed. All of KC is finally fed up hence the new interest in the school board canidates. Stay tuned the fools will be exposed.

Anonymous said...

Funk doesnt have any friends in these people. Tve heard many of them make reference to him in public being a one and done mayor.

Anonymous said...

I heard recently that the only person stopping Funk from moving North and running against Sam Graves is his own political consultant.

Anonymous said...

Craig Bland will hopefully get the credit owed on this one and renew the credibility of his organization.

Anonymous said...

Ajamu Webster is a racist jerk who doesn't deserve to have any power in this city. His racist & discriminatory behavior in his (undeserved) position on the parks board proves that he only serves his own agenda, which includes thinly veiled hatred of white people. I hope all of his candidates lose, and will vote against all of them partly because they're linked to him. Public officials in this city need to serve THE WHOLE city (not just those they deem important through their little racist lens), and if they can't they have no business having one iota of power.

Anonymous said...

I bet you all are biting your tounges now. Yall would not know a person or people who really give a damn about a community if if smacked you in the face. Instead you run around blinds posting non sense and dont understand the politics at play.

LMAO!