Just a quick weekend shout.
First up I get soaked on my way home yesterday as Toronto was hit with some serious thunderstorms and flash floods and the like. A Tornado warning was even in effect. Seems like some of the small towns in the area got the brunt of it but we still managed quite a bit of water so much so that the Don Valley Parkway, one of the major highways to get in and out of downtown, was flooded and had to be closed.
By the time I reached home yesterday I was thoroughly soaked. And since me and rain don't really get along too well I really didn't feel 100% last night but I survived.
Second wanted to shout out another Caribbean blogger in the T-dot area that I just discovered, the one miss Becky Banton, me no kno if she a Buju likkle sista' but go check her site out. She had a couple of interesting posts this week about how Kayne West came to Toronto and make a complete ass of himself. These celebrities! You would think a guy who almost got to met the maker after a serious car accident a couple of years ago would learn some humility wouldn't ya? Big chupse!
Speaking of Caribbean Bloggers, I am now a proud member of the Cariblogrs crew. Is just a web ring highlighting bloggers with a Caribbean link and as can be seen by my being a member you don't actually have to be physically in the islands to be a member so I would like to invite all wunnah wid a Caribbean connection to join up. Right now it peeny peeny den, but I know we have quite a few of you guys out there with Caribbean connects so yo juss link up nuh man!
What else I have to say? Well regarding my last post the more I think of it the more I say Councillor Thompson has made a complete johnny (that is a bajan word meaning fool) of himself. I'm seeing interviews with him in the local West Indian newspapers where he is claiming he is glad he said what he said then I see in the article I linked I quote "Mr. Thompson said he had been advised by a lawyer that randomly targeting and questioning black youth was illegal and so he would not support it. " Ok so how dumb do you have to be to need a lawyer to tell you that you said something wrong? I bet he's going to backpedal now and say he was just trying to get folks to discuss the issue by saying something controversial and he wasn't to be taken seriously. Yo dude should just tender his resignation immediately. He's not fit for office.
Getting to that whole gun murders thing in Toronto I must reiterate that I feel that somehow the community has let down our black youth and more has to be done. Those who have made it cant forget those who haven't made it and our elders cant/shouldn't just pass sweeping judgments on the predicament of the youth without realizing that they must take some of the blame for not stepping up and being leaders in the community. While you were pursuing your dreams you forgot all about the helping of those less fortunate than you.
And speaking on my own behalf even though I'm not an elder yet I think I've got to go and do more myself.
On that note I must say I am pretty impressed by the efforts of NBA player Jamaal Magloire in staying in contact with his community here in Toronto, offering scholarships and just giving back in general. And I don't think I've ever seen homeboy walking around all blinged up either which isn't really the image I get of most NBA players. He just looks like one of the boys hanging out whenever I've seen him only standing out because he's like 6'10" or something of the sort. Just seems to be a cool dude who actually takes some of his millions and helps others. So respect due for that.
Anyway that's about all for now. Have a good weekend.