EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO PROVE THEY DIDN’T DO IT!

SHOULD ALL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO A LIE DETECTOR TEST?

FOX 26 and the Insite have learned that every employee at Houston Fire Department Fire Station 54 will be asked to take a polygraph test.

Station 54 became the center of the controversy after two female firefighters found sexist and racist graffiti on the walls of their dorms. FOX 26 and The Insite were the first to report the alleged incident.

Joseph Ahmad, the attorney representing Jane Draycott and Paula Keyes also confirmed the two women underwent a voluntary city polygraph test on Monday. Ahmad says he has a portion of the results but he would not release the information to FOX. This is in addition to the polygraph testing done last week by an independent examiner.

Last week Ahmad said Draycott passed the private test with flying colors.

WOULD YOU ALLOW THE PIT STOP IN YOUR HOUSE!

THIS REFRIGERATOR COMES WITH AN EXTRA SURPRISE!

The Insite’s refrigerator had some problems last week so I decided to move on. Meaning I purchased a new one this weekend from Sears. I was pretty excited to get my new frig in the house but here’s the problem. When the delivery men arrived one asked to use the restroom. I thought sure no problem. Then I realized he was in the restroom for quite some time. That meant one thing. He was boo booing on my toilet. I was offended. I left my restroom sealed off for several hours as the vent was running. Should a delivery man drop a dump in your house while working? It’s question I will likely say no to the next time. What about you?

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYS HE NEEDS YOUR HELP TO FIGHT THE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS!

HERE’S THE NOTE HIS CAMPAIGN IS SENDING TO HIS SUPPORTERS!

Special interests and opponents of health care reform in Washington have made their priority clear: attack President Obama at any cost.

On Friday, GOP Senator Jim DeMint told a special-interest attack group that if they’re “able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.” And just this morning, Republican Chairman Michael Steele backed up DeMint’s statement 100%. At the same time, the Republican National Committee is running deceptive ads to scare Americans away from the reform we need.

Their plan is simple: oppose health care reform as a political ploy to weaken the President and defeat his entire agenda of change. But if we follow the Republican “Party of No” and do nothing, we’ll not only ensure more of the same, but saddle our children and grandchildren with a growing burden of exploding costs and declining care that they may never overcome.

We can’t let this kind of slash and burn politics succeed. We can fight back by collecting as many signatures as possible backing the President’s principles for health care reform. A huge response will show Washington and the media that when Republicans try to “break” the President, Americans are ready to stand up for what’s right.

Sign your name in support of the President’s health care principles. Or if you’ve already signed, please forward this message to all your friends and neighbors.

$2.50 FOR A SMALL BOTTLE OF ORANGE JUICE?

WOULD YOU BUY IT AT THAT PRICE?

Apparently, the Insite has been living on another planet. I was floored when I went into a convenience store to buy a small bottle of orange juice. When I got to the counter the clerk said $2.50. I thought it was a mistake. I made it clear to him that I had a small bottle. He said I heard him correct and the drink was $2.50. I decided this wasn’t the juice for me. I put it back in the cooler was on my way to work thirsty. I had no idea just how expensive orange juice has gotten. Did the price of oranges go up? Does anyone have justification for this?

KTRK ABC 13 SAYS REPORTER ERIC JAMES WAS KIDNAPPED!


POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AFTER HE WAS
SAFELY RETURNED TO HOUSTON!

Eyewitness News reporter Eric James suffered a frightening experience on his way to work, and found himself in the position of victim, rather than reporter. He says he was kidnapped while on his way to work early this morning and police are now investigating.

Eric says he was at the intersection of Westheimer near Westcreek when a gunman approached his car and told him to open the door. Eric says the man told him to drive him to Beaumont, roughly 90 miles away, where he was trying to see his child.

When they arrived in Beaumont, the suspect made a call to the child’s mother, but her father answered, and told the suspect not to come to the house. Eric says the suspect told him to turn around and drive back to Houston.

The man got out of Eric’s vehicle at Irvington and Cavalcade in northeast Houston. He hasn’t been caught. Eric was not hurt.

More at abc13.com

THE COST TO ADDRESS RACISM AND SEXISM AT HFD: $190,000!

THE MAYOR PICKS TWO LAW FIRMS TO ASSESS THE SITUATION!

Mayor Bill White today is recommending for City Council approval next week the hiring of two laws firms to review and suggest improvements of equal employment opportunity processes and practices within the Houston Fire Department (HFD).

“In any organization there is always room for improvement. We want this expertise to help us examine how we can do that,” said Mayor White. “This, of course, does not supplant the investigation of any particular incident or complaint within the department. Nor is it intended as a substitute for outreach to and the involvement of various stakeholders and the community.”

The law firms, Thompson and Horton, L.L.P., and Lemond and Lemond, L.L.C, will work jointly to review, assess, and recommend policies and practices on issues that include diversity, conflict resolution, preventive practices, compliance, communication and management practices.

The law firms were recommended unanimously by City Attorney Arturo Michel, HFD command staff representatives, and Mike Nichols, general counsel of Sysco Corporation, who has served as an adviser and volunteer to the City on various employment matters. This group has interviewed a number of candidates for the assignment. Attorneys in both firms have considerable expertise and experience in such matters.

The City Council is being asked to authorize a contract of up to $190,000 for the work.

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR FOR TRAE DAY!

WILL YOU ATTEND THE BIG CELEBRATION!

Last year, on July 22nd, Houston rap history was made as native rap artist, Trae Tha Truth, was honored by his city with the reading of a Proclamation declaring that day “Trae Day”; the first time this honor was given to a rap artist. The honor was bestowed upon Trae for his constant and selfless work within the communities of Houston, focusing on at-risk youth. The ceremony was followed by a free family Block Party, replete with members of Houston City Council alongside a host of local music celebrities and was attended by some 10,000 people, who braved sweltering temperatures in the high 90’s to congratulate Trae and line up for the free school supplies he had provided.

This coming Wednesday, July 22nd, from 3-9PM, history will repeat itself as Trae and friends take over the parking lot of TSU Stadium for the biggest daytime party to hit the South Side. Trae will be joined byUS Congresswoman, Sheila Jackson Lee and Members of Council Peter Brown and Ron Green as well as a host of music celebrities from far and wide including Bun B, Rick Ross, Gorilla Zoe, Mannie Fresh, Yung Joc, Hurricane Chris, Shawty Lo, Slim Thug, Blood Raw & USDA, J Dawg, Rich Boy, GS Boys, Rocko, Jayton and the whole ABN group, Ron Artest, Von Wafer and Herculeez and Big Tyme. The day will include a great roster of family activities with live performances, train rides, pony rides, face painting and moonwalks and will also offer an HIV/STD testing site and free school supplies while they last.

Contests include a watch giveaway by renowned jeweler, King Johnny and rims courtesy of Texan Wire Wheels and local station 97.9 The Box will provide a live remote.

A more adult celebrational after-party will be held that night at the Roxy Nightclub.

KOFI TAHARKA ELECTED TO NATIONAL CHAIR!

THERE’S A MEETING TONIGHT TO CELEBRATE HIS POSITION!

On Friday, July 17, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois at the National Black United Front 30th National Convention, Houston’s Kofi Taharka was elected National Chairman, Dr. Conrad Worrill had previously decided not to continue in the position.

We are inviting members and supporters to attend Monday night’s NBUF meeting at 2428 Southmore , 7:00 PM – 9:00 pm in support of Kofi’s ascendancy to the National Chairman position.

ONE OF THE FEMALE FIREFIGHTERS TAKES A POLYGRAPH TEST TO PROVE SHE’S NOT LYING!

THEIR ATTORNEY: SOMEONE IN THE CITY IS TRYING TO DISCREDIT THEM!

Fox 26 News and The Insite have learned one of the two Houston female firefighters who were allegedly victimized at station 54 has taken a polygraph test. The attorney representing Jane Draycott confirms his client took a polygraph Thursday night and according to him passed it with ‘flying colors.” Joseph Ahmad says he decided to give Draycott a polygraph after he claims there was a concerted effort by elements in city government to discredit her. Ahmad says the test was given to his client by an independent examiner who asked some very specific questions. On that list: Did she write the racist and sexist graffiti found on the female dorm walls at the fire station two weeks ago. Ahmad says he only gave Draycott the examine because the rumors attacked her veracity. The Houston attorney says if Paula Keyes is attacked with those same allegations he’ll ask her to take an examine as well. But for now Ahmad says, “I have zero concern about their truthfulness.” He also confirmed to FOX 26 the Office of Inspector General is also asking the women to take a polygraph which hasn’t been done as of yet. Stay tuned to FOX 26 news at 5 and 5:30 pm for more developing information.

DO YOU WANT TO BE A STAR?

JE’CARYOUS JOHNSON IS MAKING A MAJOR MOVIE AND THERE IS A CASTING CALL!

What’s up, everybody?

I know it’s been a while, but I promise you I have a good reason.

For a while I’ve been saying I was going to make Houston the next Hollywood. Get ready because it’s about to go down. My dream of making a movie is about to come true.

There’s no way I would have this opportunity without you. I am not foolish enough to think I’ve reached this point alone. I stopped for a moment to just breathe and reflect on where God has brought me, and it occurred to me I needed to say thank you to my fans—the people who have supported me through the years when the haters were telling me it couldn’t be done.

I also wanted to offer you some encouragement. With all that’s going on in the world, it’s easy to let your current situation weigh you down. I just want you to know where you are now doesn’t determine where you’re going. It’s no reason to stop dreaming. In fact, it’s a bigger reason. There can be no testimony without a test. Whatever you’re going through right now is your test, so just start thanking God in advance for the testimony that is to come.

I’m no different than any of you. I was just a kid who grew up dreaming, and just like my dreams have come true, yours can too—no matter how crazy they may seem or how much you have people in your ear

or laughing in your face, telling you they can’t come true. Even if you’re telling yourself your dreams can’t happen, listen to me: they can. Your dreams can come true.

How do I know? Because I’m living my dream right now. If God did it for me, He’ll do it for you. He’s just cool like that.

Now that God has blessed me, I want to pay it forward and bless some of you.

I’m holding the first casting call for my feature film, Men, Money and Gold Diggers. If you or someone you know has what it takes to be the next big movie star, meet me at Grooves Restaurant and Bar on July 25 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., and show me what you’ve got.

If you live outside of the Houston area, pack your bags and book your flight. I want to see you too. Don’t let location or lack of resources stop you. Don’t even worry about headshots or résumés—an audition piece will be provided for you. Just show up and show out.

My dreams haven’t come true without much hard work and sacrifice. And they never would have happened if I had second-guessed myself or given up. The film for Men, Money and Gold Diggers has been two years in the making. There are people who said it wouldn’t happen, but I learned a long time ago to stop listening to people and to just trust in God.

If I had listened to people, I would
never have finished high school. Instead I listened to God, and He has opened doors for me no man can open. He can do the same for you. I urge you today to stop living in fear and step out on faith. I’m living my dream. It’s time for you to live yours. Whatever your dream, whatever has kept you from it in the past, this is a new day. This is your opportunity. If you take one step toward making it happen, God will take two.

Until next time, you get busy fulfilling your dreams, and I’m going to handle my business with this film. We’re about to put Houston on the map, y’all.

Luv Ya’

Je’Caryous