Wednesday, October 09, 2013

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! COUNCIL DISTRICT TALKS IN KANSAS CITY HEAT UP!!! MUST READ STATEMENT FROM POWER BROKER CLINTON ADAMS CALLS OUT AT-LARGE ELECTION DISPARITY!!!



Rather than sitting through lame public meetings and transcribing, Kansas City Insiders are KICK-ASS enough to let us look at what's happening behind the scenes in recent talks regarding change that might soon be coming to the Council District.

To wit . . .

CHECK THIS EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS TESTIMONY FROM KANSAS CITY POLITICAL POWER BROKER CLINTON ADAMS REGARDING AT-LARGE COUNCIL DISTRICT DISPARITY!!!



After the text, check the supporting data attached to the PDF and realize that systemic discrimination and disparity remains a problem in Kansas City elections . . . Check it:

At-Large Election Data And Council District Inequity Memo By Kansas City Political Power Broker Clinton Adams

You requested that I submit data to support my testimony to the Charter Review Commission on August 26, 2013. The data are provided as attachments (pdf) in an email communication.

The 5th district became a majority black district in the 70's. The first African American elected to the council from the district was Bruce Watkins in 1975. Watkins, who was one of the first 2 African Americans elected to the council (in 1963 from the 3rd district along With Dr. Earl Thomas Who was elected at large) became the first African American to run for mayor in 1979. (In 1966 Watkins was the first African American elected to a county office-Jackson County Circuit Clerk). In the 1979 mayoral election he lost to a White Republican.

In 1983 Mark Bryant, an attorney, was the first African American elected at large to represent the predominately black 5th district. He was re elected in '87. When term limits were enacted in
1991 he Was succeeded by Ken Bacchus, an African American planner and developer who prevailed in a close contest against a doctor. Bacchus was reelected in 1995 Winning in a landslide over a b/m minister. Every African American elected at large in the 5th district was college educated.

In 1999 the current cycle of uneducated White women, losing by substantial margins within the district but, Winning city wide over educated (including two lawyers) African Americans commenced.

In 1999 Becky Nace was the victorious candidate. She was a high school graduate. Holli Holliday a (b/f) Howard University grad and lawyer from a prominent and political African American family garnered 60% of the vote in the 5th district but only 43% of the city wide vote in the Wards in Jackson County (south of the river). She received 75% of the vote in the other majority black district-district 3. In the predominately White northland Nace prevailed 80.90% to 19.01%.

In 2003 Nace prevailed over Wesley Fields an African American Yale law school graduate and attorney with a major law firm. Like Holliday, his father and siblings are also lawyers. He received 60% of the vote in the 5th district and 64% in the 3rd.2 In the northland it was Nace 72.9% to Fields 27.06%.

In the 2007 election Cindy Circo (w/f) a H.S. grad and nail tech prevailed over Rev. Michael Brooks (b/m) a military veteran and ordained minister & pastor of a prominent Baptist church. In the 5th district Brooks received 64% of the vote to Circo`s 36%. In Jackson County she outpolled him 51% to 49%. In the northland the vote was 75.87% for Circo to 24.12% for Brooks (4 years later Brooks ran in district and won).

The African American community did not field a candidate against the incumbent Circo in 2011.

Recently, an African American attorney Who had expressed an interest in running for the seat in 2015 bowed out upon learning that a Caucasian female had moved into the district and embarked upon a campaign. If historical voting patterns are a guide it is not likely that this woman, like Nace or Circo would be the preference of the majority of the voters in the district had he decided to run. However, the racially polarized Voting and propensity of the majority White electorate to prefer uneducated White Women to educated African American professionals make it difficult, if not impossible, for an African American to win an at large election to represent the predominately black 5th district on the city council.
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Check the original memo with a stat breakdown.

Developing . . .

37 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Sad fact is that most Northlanders want and would benefit from 12 Council districts too but they're thinking about this in terms of race and not representation.

Anonymous said...


Kind of tired of seeing these so call educated people think only in terms of race. Get over it. The ignorant continue to see the world as black and white. Latinos, who are more culturally similar to whites, are ignored in the quest to be "multi cultural." Diversity is.more than bean pie and Kwanzaa. But not to the people who are desperate to build a world of colored walls.

HigherAuthority said...

RE:
"...over Michael Brooks (b/m) a military veteran and ordained minister & pastor of a prominent Baptist church."
Yes, but this veteran and minister is also a corrupt, dishonorable, disgraceful cellphone 'sexter' who should be stripped of his position in the church and forced off the KC Council. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Quit crying pussy (Clinton Adams) the niggas that are elected don't do shit for blacks. We have a black mayor and look what we have

Anonymous said...

Once again the educated ignoramous, Clinton Adams, uses poor examples and ends up disproving his point. The Lawyers, Fields and Holiday ran illegally. You would have thought they would have known better than to break the law. Fields lived in the 3rd District at the time he ran for the 5th. Holiday lived in Wyandotte County. Everubody knew this yet no one spoke up. They were given a major leg up and still couldn't win. Brooks showed himself, literally, and proved voters did the right thing with Circo. Nace was and still is considered to be the best councilman the 5th ever had. So Adams needs to be called on his poor choice of talking points. Maybe Nace and Circo kept him from stealing money from the city like he did the school district and that's why he hates them.

Anonymous said...

Alvin Brooks 6th district at large then should have not been elected since majority white district.

Anonymous said...

Wesley Fields lived in Grandview not KC when he ran for office. He told me personally when he knocked on my door that if he won he would be moving in KC.

Anonymous said...

This is crap -- I live in the Northland and could care less about the color of my city councilman's (or councilwoman's) skin. These past results are primarily a function of political marketing and have very little to do with racial bias. I'm familiar with all the political contests you referenced and the educated African-American candidates you mentioned engaged in little to no marketing in the Northland during their campaigns. They lost because they did not engage the northland community, the NRCC, Northland Neighborhoods, or the various other regional entities and groups. In failing to do so they did not have the name recognition at the polls which we all know is critical to staging a winning campaign. You could pit the next Richard Feynman against Becky Nace and Nace would win because no one would know that Feynman was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist.

Anonymous said...

Barnes chose Al Brooks as her Mayor Pro Tem and James chose Circo as his. Seems the only people that think in racist terms is Adams and his kind, the true racists. Adams wants people he can control, white or black, period.


Anonymous said...

Adams hopes to do for the city what he's done for the school district. Let's listen to him. Right.



Oberon said...

Don't really care about this stuff, what i don want is more neighhood council members instead of the do nothings we have now who ptetend they are mini-mayors.

Needs to be said said...

Chopping up our neighborhoods for political gain?

KC = Detroit

Anonymous said...

Adams doesn't tell the whole story. Maybe the voters considered their accomplishments as community leaders? Fields, Holiday, and Brooks had very few. In fact, what did the named previous 5th District Councilmembers ever do for the district? Not much. One went to jail and others never helped our neighborhoods. Wake up call sent.










Anonymous said...

Ken Bacchus is, and was, a fucking nigger, who never paid a bill in his life. What a fucking waste of time!

Anonymous said...

I think we should give Brooks another term! Maybe he's show us his butthole next time around!

Anonymous said...

Frankly I don't care if 5th district council person is purple, green, black, white, male or female. WE JUST NEED SOMEONE HONEST. Right now we have a crook and a pervert. We need to pull together and get a decent honest person in office. At least Becky Nace was responsive to her constituants.

Anonymous said...

No sense in letting equity standing in the way of pet projects. it just would not be Kansas City otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Ed Ford lost reelection in the 2nd District, but won citywide because of support from Clinton Adams.

Funny how Clinton didn't mention that.

Anonymous said...

Clinton Adams and his sister Gwen are just homegrown stupid. So sick of their grandstanding when they have no credibility.

Anonymous said...

At least the uneducated white women didn't send pictures of their genitalia around the net

xalti said...

Sad but true, that's a good point.

Anonymous said...

and in other news, sickle cell is prevalent amongst blacks and Jesus should be crucified for causing it to be predominant amongst blacks the racist cock sucker! we should be studying ways to make it happen to whites also so it can be equally given out ... after all...200 years ago my people suffered and me as a black man find it hard to live with that

Anonymous said...

I thought Clinton Adams was dead. He certainly can't be a power broker from the grave.

Anonymous said...

Clinton Adams is a first class slimeball.

Carl L. said...

I think a lot of these comments show what a horrible racist city we have here and why KCMO needs more neighborhood representation.

Anonymous said...

By "Rev. Michael Brooks (b/m) a military veteran and ordained minister & pastor of a prominent Baptist church" do you mean dick jangling coon? Neither a nail tech or a Baptist preacher deserve any recognition whatsoever. If either of them were doing an effective job in their own profession, there'd be no desire to seek a council seat.

Anonymous said...

Mark Bryant is a freaking idiot. Wesley Fields ran mailers that purposefully visually distorted Becky Nace's face, turning off a lot of voters. Bacchus blew a few million on rehabbing three houses, remember him? Take a walk down memory lane to recall tax cheat Charles Hazley.
The Northland isn't racist. We just have far more taste and discernment when it comes to selecting and voting for candidates.
And yes, Clinton Adams stuck the 2nd District with Ed Ford even though WE voted him out. So stay out of our races, Clinton.

Anonymous said...

Wrong-way Russ Johnson does illustrate good taste or discernment in voting quality representation in offer. He's a horrible councilman... HORRIBLE. Dick Ford is even worse than him. But you're right, neither of these losers have the issues that the Blacks have and I guess, if you can call that progress, so be it.

I agree Clinton Adams needs to stick to his attorney work but he's another nigger who hates to read and there just isn't much lawyering work left since the economy crashed.

Anonymous said...

A disparity? Is Clinton Adams aware that there are white people living in Kansas City and that maybe they deserve representation? Or does he just think that his black cronies should run everything? Don't bother to respond...I already know the answer. And before you accuse me of being a racist, I used to think race didn't matter as long as you had good people. Years of watching KCMO politics changed that opinion.

Anonymous said...

"Power Broker" seems to translate to "Stealing Fucking Nigger".... With this cretin, it certainly fits.

Anonymous said...

Hey, uneducated black women have also shown themselves adept at getting elected to the council.

Anonymous said...

The information tells quite a compelling story about racial attitudes in Kansas City whether you like Adams or not.

The true is the same data could be complied on elections to School Board seats.

Anonymous said...

Isn't your mayor black? Wasn't he elected by a city wide (at large) vote? Are there not white folks in district 5? The folks who are upset about racism are the ones who keep it in the foreground.

Anonymous said...

If this means more black leaders with a spine to fire Troy Schulte for the ousting of Wayne Cauthen, I'm 100% for it

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

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Mr. Tony,
I think it is very rude of you to print the blatherings of nincompoop Mr. Clinton Adams. He can't help he is stupid. Helping him expose his stupidity is not helping.
His political wingman, Ms. Kiki Curls, is uneducated and lives in her daddy's house.. in the basement? Not sure about that. Mr. Adams should rout her behind out of the State Senate tout de suite!
I think Ms. Melba Curls is just an undereducated, nice lady. Does Mr. Adams scream at her to get gone?

I hope he turns his jaundiced eye toward the organization he is currently abusing... Freedom, INC. He, as an educated man, should know that he is running Freedom, INC in a pretty slipshod manner. This organization, under his hand, has not held a legitimate election for over a year. The so-called leadership team does not fulfill the requirements of their Charter as filed with MEC.
As an attorney, Mr. Adams should know that any violation would kick start MEC's investigative arm since MEC levied a hefty fine against Freedom, INC. Terms of settlement? this little temper tantrum will open up that Jefferson City can f worms. See? I told you the man is stupid.

Anonymous said...

+1 11:47AM

Anonymous said...

Fact check:

Becky Nace isn't white.