Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Thanks BLUE VOLVO & Politicians

Get Up Stand Up! Change Will Come! End Racism in 2005! I'm With You All The Way!!!PeaceLoveJoy --Posted by Blue Volvo

The above comment expresses the euthusium that fuels
POWERSPEAKS fire for change!Thanks for the horns toots BLUE VOLVO!
Change has come to the Elridge Club!
Change to have accept a African-American as a member. (although its not "OFFICIAL" yet)
Also, in today's Sun paper(9-27-05)
"Letters to the Editor"
there is a interesting take from writer in a letter called "Changing approach to Political stories" which mentions the Elkridge Club. I think the writer misses the point on the Sun's coverage, which first broke the story on Elkridge's lack of African - Americans. Gov. Ehrlich and especially, Lt. Gov. Steele who later spoke out against the Elkridge Club; should be commended since they were the only politicians to say that Elkridge should have African - Americans. Where were the other politico' who represent that district and who had nothing to say and who avoided the fight to SPEAK UP for inclusion?
Will the real politicians, please GET UP & STAND UP! Thanks Blue Volvo for the encouragement!

Anonymous Caller Speaks- it's OFFICIAL!

adj 1: having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative" 2: of or relating to an office; "official privileges" 3: verified officially; "the election returns are now official" 4: conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order" 2: someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University

Just got a anonymous caller who claims to be a member of Elkridge Club who says that there is now "official" African - American member who has been admitted.
Well, I'm glad to see that diversity has come to a country club that for a 127 years, had no African Americans.
It about time!
I will still wait until its "OFFICIAL".
Its been 2 months since we started this protest for inclusion of African-Americans and we suggest that the Elkridge Club members make calls to Gov. Ehrlich, Lt.Gov. Steele, Mayor O'Malley, The Baltimore Sun, and let the citizens of Maryland know that its "OFFICIAL" Elkridge Club is a good corporate citizen. That our elected "Officials" can be seen there w/o being embarrassed. Thanks Elkridge for doing the right thing
and becoming "OFFICIAL" in African American community!

Thursday, September 22, 2005


"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." Robert F. Kennedy

Change is in the air. We pray that change effects the Elkridge Club. We will hopefully have some new signs on Monday. We are still getting MOBTOWN"S goat.
He the driver with the Mobtown license tag who has made racist comments and drives off .
Power was represented and in the house over at JHU for Cindy Sheehan to protest the Iraq war and bring the troops home. It was a truly conscious raising experience. The key point, I left with is that " PEOPLE" / one person / one small ripple can effect CHANGE!

PS:There will be a mass PEACE rally in DC on the Mall this coming Saturday, if anyone can make it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


We have been told that FINALLY the Elkridge Club has a African-American member. Hooray & Praise the Lord!
Several people have stopped an said so, although its UNofficial yet, I'm sure Elkridge will find a way to let the media know. I going to let the Sun paper know as they were the first newpaper to break the story. I'm sure the Sun has the wherewithal to confirm if its true or not.
If it is I guess we will have to find a another cause for POWERSPEAKS to address.
I heading over to John Hopkins Univ. to hear Cindy Sheehan ( the peace Mom) speak on bringing the troops home from Iraq. I wonder if some of the same people who support the Elkridge Club having African- American members after 127 years , support bring the troops home?
Finally the private high school in the Charles St. area wants to do a story on the protest and get some comments for the school paper. It's good when we can feed our young. There's HOPE for America yet!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


Had a GREAT conversation and follow up comment (click & view comments below earlier today) from a student (you are to be commended for being Brave enough to post your email) at a private school in the area who walks by the protest everyday. She's been chosen as a intern at a local radio station WYPR (thank God for progressive radio - no pun intended) to do a paper on existing racism in Baltimore. Guess who she choose? PowerSpeaks of course!
I very excited that our protest/ cause is making a impact on our younger generation. I hope during the
interview we can help the older generation and specifically the Elkridge Club members will understand that inclusion and diversity is a "GOOD THING" When you start a protest to make change to a country club that has NEVER had any African-Americans as members in its 127 years of existence and its located in a city that's over 60% black and the Gov., Lt.Gov., and Mayor will not attend events at your club, then its time the perception and membership changes whether its racist or not! THAT'S A GOOD THING!
PS: We pray also that our rights of Freedom of Speech and Freedom to Protest is never corrupted or tampered with by anyone. Too many good men and women of all races died for our freedoms.We will not back down.
God Bless, America!


Melodysaid... Just wondering: why do you guys stand at Charles and Lake, anyway? Wouldn't you garner more support in areas that were more black - like Baltimore City? I mean, why choose Baltimore County, which has a significantly lower black population? I always pass you guys on my way to school and want to ask. 11:02 PM
Melody said... Oh, and I support you guys, I didn't mean to sound hostile. I just wonder why I don't see people closer to where I live (in Balto. City).

PowerSpeaks responds…
Thanks Melody for the inquiry and we appreciate your support!
We are protesting the Elkridge Club, which is located between Charles & Lake to
Charles & Stevenson by the Exxon station. The Elkridge Club has NO African- American members in its 127 year history. We wanted to keep the community
aware of how progress still needs to be made. We want to let that Charles st.
community know that Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich will not play golf there because
Elkridge has no African Americans, as well as the Lt. Gov, or Mayor O’Malley.
If you have any suggestions let us know?
We are planning a “meet-up” of all our supporters soon. Let me are you interested?

Thursday, September 08, 2005


The below post was drafted on August 20th,05 and I did not run it until today when it happened again.
We got some guy with MOBTOWN on his license plate who's been driving by harassing the the guys with the F word and the N word. I guess that's his mentality. Just shows you how much people think that words can hurt you and I guess that they can. What if someone were to refer to his enthic group, how would they feel. They don't understand that the words cut both ways.
Mobtown should know that he condemns himself.
Finally MOBTOWN we just might get some signs protesting what a RACIST the guy with MOBTOWN on his license plate is.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Shame: dishonor or disgrace, something regrettable, unfortunate. websters new world dictionary

The Baltimore Sun ( Tuesday, Sept.6th,05 - Maryland section - pg.2B) has a article regarding the Gilman School class of 1975 (which includes Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich) changing the their golf outing from
the Elkridge Club to another location. The Elkridge Club according to the Sun has never had any African- American members in it 127 year history.
The club has strong ties to Gilman and several of Gilman's trustees are members at Elkridge Club.
"AIN'T IT A SHAME" that the Govenor of the great state of Maryland cannot play golf at the Elkridge Club because it would SHAME his leadership. I commend the Gov. for doing the right thing! I challenge the
Gilman trustees to be follow the Gov. lead and not bring SHAME to Gilman. The Gilman trustees have the power to help remove the stigma from Elkridge for its lack of African-Americans. How many more events will Elkridge have to be cancel? Why is Elkridge so stuck in the past? Don't they see it's PAST TIME for African- American members?
The Gov. and all our other elected officials should be able to attend any event in Maryland without being SHAME of being caught!
SHAME on Elkridge Club for making the the Gov. feel SHAME about where he can go and who he can be seen with!