Why does this only happen when individual black collectively congregate in a neighborhood, store, restaurant, school, sporting event (or basically anywhere in America)? Asking for a friend… [Violence Frustrates Historic Black Cultural Hub in Baltimore, F ebruary 2, 2023]:
BALTIMORE (AP) – Joe Johnson-Winfield remembers when west Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Avenue attracted locals and tourists alike to its renowned jazz clubs, upscale shops and vibrant nightlife. Back then, the bustling commercial strip, also known as The Avenue, was a Black cultural hub frequented by civil rights leaders.
Over a half-century later, nearly everything has changed.
On his way to the store for cat food Monday morning, Johnson-Winfield walked past the scene of a Saturday evening shootout that killed two people and left three others injured.
At least one of the gunshot victims, a young mother, was an apparent bystander. She was waiting for takeout with her two small children when gunfire broke out, according to police. She tried to drive away, but a bullet left her critically wounded behind the wheel. Her vehicle continued down the block before crashing into a pole. The children – a baby and a toddler – both suffered serious injuries from the crash. The woman died Monday in the hospital, police said.
Less than two weeks earlier, a man was stabbed to death at the same busy intersection, which includes a subway stop, corner stores and other businesses.
The brazen displays of violence left residents on edge, worried for their safety and further frustrated at the current state of Baltimore’s Upton neighborhood, which emerged during segregation as a bastion of Black culture and entertainment. Its cultural artifacts include the childhood home of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and a bronze statue of jazz legend Billie Holiday, who also had roots in west Baltimore and performed at nearby clubs.
But since Upton’s heyday, the area has experienced a steady decline driven by urban flight and growing disinvestment.
“It breaks your heart,” said Johnson-Winfield, 65, a semi-retired hair stylist and lifelong resident of the area.
He gestured toward nearby blighted buildings and overgrown lots, familiar signs of poverty in an environment largely defined by the local drug trade and its devastating impacts: addiction, homelessness and violence. People were milling around on the sidewalks, some exhibiting obvious signs of substance abuse.
Several makeshift memorials commemorated the recent victims with balloons, candles, liquor bottles, stuffed animals and photos. Trash bins lined the sidewalk, overflowing with discarded yellow crime tape.
“This city is just one big memorial, candlelight vigils every week,” Johnson-Winfield said, shaking his head sadly at the number of young men carrying guns and resorting to violence in Baltimore, which recently recorded over 300 annual homicides for the eighth consecutive year.
Happy Black History Month!
Policies based on Leftist PC misinformation are detrimental and cause crimes and homicides.
Only race realists, readers of @PK, Vdare, Unz etc know the simple truth about race differences in crime.
Blacks need MORE policing, realistic information, gratefulness for white institutions, technology, and welfare. Gratefulness like recent black immigrants.
CRT and BLM are simply WRONG, factually incorrect.
Thanks @PK for disclosing the missing pieces of information that the MSM intentionally hide.
Sincerity.netdocuments the institutionalized cover-up of Black crime with written media gag orders.
Once the “racist” truth can be freely told, then it becomes clear that, instead, apartheid works, segregation is good for all. Right? Please comment!
Another dark city that lives up to its name: Baltimorgue.
Every hoodrat that gets caught should be sentenced to mandatory firearm target training along with a stiff sentence. Imagine those annual homicide rates doubling, tripling, etc.
Bantus are simply violent, very quick trigger points mixed with a lot of love for things flashy and costly. And then the Yank WASPs decided to make Sacred Cows of them. That made all of it much worse.
I suppose that it never occurred to blacks to make their areas safe tourist attractions like Chinatowns and Greek Town in Detroit used to be.
They could have street entertainment – music, dancing, juggling, limbo, etc., soul food and barbecue restaurants ss well as jazz clubs and night life – something like the French Quarter 8n New Orleans.
But I guess that they are too primitive, stupid, and violent to think about that, much less do it.
Someone took an African village a dropped it in Maryland
and it is BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Oh my.
LOL!!!! Salute to PK!!!!
“Black culture,” LOL.
What did they do there — shoot monkeys out of trees with blowguns?
Odd. Shouldn’t a “historic black cultural hub” be Wakanda by now?
“He gestured toward nearby blighted buildings and overgrown lots, familiar signs of poverty…” Wrong mr. negro. They’re familiar signs of negroidus africanus infestation. Far too many of your fellow joggers are simply incapable of successfully participating in, let alone maintaining a modern, civilized society. Everywhere on the planet you congregate in substantial numbers inevitably devolves into a jungle land s***hole. If you and your kind had any capacity for self introspection, you would acknowledge this truth – but you much prefer to blame everyone and everything other than yourselves.
It’s just like watching that show THE FIRST 48. Almost every episode is just mindless black violence followed by a memorial and balloons. It’s real tv, not reel tv, so it can’t be faked with brilliant black detectives etc., going after evil whites.
This is a good column
bhm blck history month
Looking around the ghetto do ya think those who feel that lower income people are justified in using the streets and public way as a garbage dump? Nobody else is coming into the neighborhood and throwing trash, garbage,bottles, cans all over, do ya think it’s the residents. Poverty has nothing to do with being a slob, poverty has nothing to do with respecting your neighbors and the neighborhood. Broken glass from alchohol bottles who do ya think did that? It all points to the feral negro who has barely evolved from caveman status. No respect, no anger management, no personal pride. Look at the cause, look who’s responsible, don’t point fingers at imaginary reasons.
My solution? Give them all pistols and free ammo and with any luck, witin a year there’ll be no one left.
It is this way in every chocolate city. The politicians have balloon releases and candle light vigils to celebrate murder victims but no one does anything to stop the murderers. And blacks are happy with that.
Unless Joe Johnson is about 100 years old he does not remember when Pennsylvania Ave in Baltimore actually attracted people for anything other than getting shot! I was born in the 50’s and it has always been a place to avoid.
“Several makeshift memorials commemorated the recent victims with balloons, candles, liquor bottles, stuffed animals and photos. Trash bins lined the sidewalk, overflowing with discarded yellow crime tape”
That should be the Official Black History Month montage, placed on every poster and ad.
Sounds like everything’s going exactly according to plan. Good job Bodymore!!
Baltimore is my home town. There is no way I will visit Baltimore because of the senseless violence.
At Baltimore’s football stadium there is a statue of player Ray Lewis. He was involved in an altercation in Atlanta, Georgia several years ago. A person was stabbed to death. Although, authorities did not arrest him, he was covered with blood.
Could it be that the structure and limits imposed by segregation actually benefited blacks?
Nah, that notion would, in reality, validate that integration was a colossal mistake, and we can’t have that.
The only way out of this now is not re-segregation, but total separation.
And who or what could be responsible for its regression?
Brooms and rakes to negroes are like a crucifix is to a vampire.
I’ve seen a negro standing next to a trash container and he still threw his trash on the ground. They love living in filth.
Here is some black culture for you…Dancing With The Stars African style.
You’re right, many people (not me) seem to really enjoy black culture. Safe black entertainment and business districts theoretically could thrive.
But that’s a fantasy. Blackness and violence are too interrelated.
Seems like most of them have them starting at 9 years old
Another reason to hate blacks,the stupid Grammys. No,I didn’t watch it, its SO blacketty black!
But the reaction of people to Beyonce winning a bunch of Grammy was so ludicrous. This billionaire has won more than anyone. Her winning a bunch last nite was treated like the Second Coming. And the one she didn’t win,they were outraged and angry. Racism!
Screw that [email protected]!
I remember a long time commenter on this site that talked about the closet where they kept the memorial T-shirt’s of the young astronauts lost to them streets.
I hope they’re around and the Christopher and Channon memorial garden is still in bloom
They can do all that but they’re not getting a dime from me. When all this george floyd blm bullshit started and I started hearing blacks talking about killing whites, thar did it for me. That made them irredeemable in my eyes. No more sports, no more supporting anything black. I’ve gone from having an indifference to actively rooting for them to fail at everything. Funny thing is, they never let me down. I could give 2 shits about the microscopic percentage of good ones. It just takes to much effort to try and seperate them out. I, like most whites, just wanted to be left alone to live a free life and do what I wanted. Go to work, make a little money, find a little happiness but more than anything, not be told that I’m a bad person because of who I don’t associate with ( blacks) or that their failures are due to my mere presence in this formerly great country. There is one demographic that runs this fucking place: straight white men. When we pull the plug on it and it implodes, people on the left are gonna have a come to Jesus moment and realize they poked that grizzly one to many times.
Decades ago, I was driving through one of the cities that is often discussed here. I went down a street full of dilapidated row houses. You could tell by the level of architectural detail that it was once a pleasant place to live.
Around 10:00 am, I saw a buck sitting on a cut marble stoop drinking a 40 oz. He was surrounded by an effluvial pile of wind blown trash. Not concerned about it in the least.
If a horse or a dog was looking for a place to rest, the four legged animal would kick the trash out of his way before he laid down.
LMAO, you honed in on that, too? This seems to be standard fare anymore in these delusional articles out of s*** rag news agencies like AP.
Adding to it…”frequented by civil rights leaders” – as if this is one-in-the-same with “black culture”, or perhaps they’re implying the presence of these Commie Marxist puppets/weaponized black pets create the culture with their mere presence?
Don’t know about apartheid, we will still have the po negroes struggling within a society dominated by White supremacy and racism.
We are constantly told by the elite black leaders (Moochelle, Opra, Mad Maxine etc) that America is irredeemable.
I think Repatriation and Reparations are the way to go. Repatriation to the “mother country” where blacks are in their element, and for those who will not return to their respective motherlands, Reparations – $5,000 to be doled out very slowly in cash, in alphabetical order.
The two greatest days in a loser’s life are yesterday (“We wuz Kangz!” “Black Wall Street!” “Back in the day…”, etc.) and tomorrow (“I’m a’ do dis’”, “I’m a’ do dat”, “fixin’ to go to college”, “turning his life around”, “aspiring rapper”)
You’ll notice it’s never, ever today.
When it comes to mega losers like blacks, especially, these feeble, inane utterings are served with heaping helpings of boo’schitt and revisionist history on the side.
Do these “policies” cause you to commit crimes? How about homicides (which are crimes, BTW)?
If not, why not?
Wait till we get majority black, coupled with majority south of the boarder. You ain’t seen trashy neighborhoods like what’s coming. Filth will take on a whole new meaning. Parts of the country already looking a little third worldly. Detroit has looked dystopian for decades. Like rats off a sinking ship, fled to surrounding suburbs, and turned those places into piles of trash, and un-mowed, filthy properties.
If the entire city caught fire and burned to the ground because a vigil candle fell over, would it be white people’s fault?
The only thing blacks care about are gibs.
Just put a big fence around Baltimore and let them wipe each other out
Pro-tip: around blacks, never relax
And now for something completely different
and right on cue, the real problem:
Projection much? 😀
Sun rises and sets, the moon has phases, the earth rotates on it axis, and nogs kill at rates that would make the grim reaper blush.. It just is what it is.
Well, now that they have correctly identified the problem with Baltimore and arrested them, things should go right back to law and order in that shithole. Sarc
“Violence frustrates historic black cultural hub in Baltimore”. Ummmmm,NO. It was a White built city and blacks ruined it. Africans have no culture except rape, robbery, murder, beatings, knockout games and car jackings.
We would be reading similar stories about Black Wall Street in Tulsa, if evil YT hadn’t burned it down all those years ago. What I always find interesting is that they’re able to find some old groid who claims to remember being there when it happened…in 1921, 102 years ago.
Boy the way Glenn Miller played———“And who or what could be responsible for it’s regression?” Uhh,White micro-aggressions?
White America is unfair to blacks, who can’t possibly compete and fail by every significant measure.
To critters that can not read? That’s racist!
I thought that the desecration of Civil War monuments was supposed to handle that.
Is she the “musician” who doesn’t play an instrument, but twerks to a jungle beat instead?
all of 13 million watched..do any utube channels get 13 million views in a nite?
never shoot someone who is bz committing suicide. in this case a town imploding.
I think he’s got it!.. I think he’s got it!
There was no need to destroy the power grid to destroy Baltimore. The city is in orc hands and it’s already being destroyed.
You’ll notice with black Wall Street (LOL) the niggroes didn’t really start running with that malarkey in earnest until about 2000 or so, 80 years afterwards. Why not bring it up in the 50s or 60s or 70s? God knows that groids ran their mouths big time about everything else back then. The Tulsa Whites of that day knew the true story, and weren’t cowed by blacks like so many are now. The White nickname back in the day for the dark part of Tulsa wasn’t “black Wall Street”, it was “Little Africa”.
Here’s why: Back in the 50s and 60s there were plenty of Whites still around who were around back then and could call bullshit on these tall tales. They had to wait–same thing with their BS claims in Rosewood, Fla. and even with the Emmett Till BS.
So blacks, or their (((handlers))), play the waiting game on these incidents, then come out with their version of events, unopposed.
There’s another group that makes similar claims about an incident that happened during WW2 in the 40s. They still trot out survivors from time to time who remember everything in perfect clarity, even though they had to be around 3-10 years old when it supposesdly happened.
And they are pleading for money for the poor Jews on tv commercials. Rather than food, they should be pleading for lumber, paint, nails, and cleaning supplies.