My name is Ify Nwadiwe, I perform improv, sketch, and stand up comedy. This is where I'll post video, thoughts, and sometimes show dates. That can all be found on my website (www.thatblacknerd.com), though.
Anonymous said: Your argument caught my eye about Ferguson. But let me tell you what threw me off. the photograph of the gentlemen throwing back the gas. The only reason why he did that was to protect children near by him so they didn't get harmed.. research first.
I think you missed the point of that portion. I was pointing out that he was not throwing a moltov or attacking the police. Comprehend first.
Anonymous said: Not all cops are bad. Some cops aren't aware that their fellow policemen are bad. I'm not saying the percentage of good cops is high, but it isn't nonexistent either.
More seriously, of course all cops aren’t bad. That doesn’t negate the fact that they refuse to turn in the bad ones.
glammeetsgirl said: Thank you for your last post! It is unfortunate that people did not realize what was going on outside of their own little worlds. You hit it right on the nail. Thank you!!
Thanks, its easy to be consumed by the events in your own bubble, so I can understand a few people missing events like this. That’s why its good to talk about it and raise awareness.
Anonymous said: In your post about ferguson i just wanted to say about the generalising that all cops are bad, arent you going against what this protest is about? That not all poc steal and do drugs and have guns? I agree that these ferguson cops are pigs but saying all of them are is a bit hypocritical
Wut? I don’t get how believing all cops are bad aligns myself against the protest of the slaying of an unarmed black man. While there’s an exception to the rule, the big statement I’m making is that even good cops are bad, because they refuse to turn in the bad one. So, I was pretty clear about not believing all cops are bad.
Anonymous said: Hey there. I read your thing on Ferguson. I agree police have to much power, this may sound funny coming from a white girl living in Southern West Virginia. Where I live there's not a lot of black people so more than half the time on the news I see white people getting arrested. Anyway I hope you have a wonderful day sir~ stay safe.
Thanks! Yes, sometimes you get cops that aren’t racist in predominantly white neighborhoods. I experienced it once, I was pretty surprised.
gnomedraws said: Yep. Dolph Ziggler has looked like that for a few years now. What's crazy is if the other dude is Big E Langston.
The other dude is my friend Ify who I reblogged the photo from.
Double yep! I was playing Big E in the UCB Summerslam show last night.
I remember when Drake first came out. Like out, out. Like, Take Care, out. All of my friends, especially my white friends would come up to me and say “Have you heard of Drake!? This dude is dope!” and being the jackass that I am, I’d reply “I’ve BEEN listening to Drake, he ain’t new!” That’s how I feel about Ferguson. I’ve heard people describe this as horrid, scary, insane, but why are we so surprised that an authority figure can kill a unarmed black man, when citizens can do it as well. Ferguson is a crystal clear example of the silent war that has been going on against black men in America. It’s great that everyone can finally see it, but remember that this is nothing new, just days after Ferguson, another black man was killed in Los Angeles. The dust can’t even settle in the murder of one unarmed black man before another one happens! I’m going to break down a few things and a few of my thoughts.
Why are you guys saying white people are privileged? I’m on your side, but I just don’t agree!
The reason we say white males are privileged is because you can walk around with guns visible on you, in public places. Meanwhile, if a black make has a fake gun, the police arrive and shoot first and ask questions later. This is privilege we speak of. We can’t even walk around with a FAKE gun with out the risk of being murdered.
There are both sides to every story! Well, the other day I saw a photo of a man throwing a molotov!
This photo? This is actually a photo of a citizen throwing back tear gas that was thrown at them. Why was tear gas thrown at them? For protesting peacefully!? This is the type of bullshit that’s making black people angrier. Every photo taken is being flipped as if the black people being the aggressors. The sad part is, it’s probably not even on purpose. The news media is built to make you believe that blacks are angry and always look to riot and fight. This is not the case.
This is just another attempt to make police look like the bad guys!
No. It’s not. The police are the bad guys. Something I’ve noticed about this conflict is that people are starting to forget the origin. This whole conflict began when an officer murdered Mike Brown in cold blood. His hands were up in surrender, and they still shot him down! The police aren’t being made to look like the bad guys, they are the bad guys.
Not all cops are bad! There are good ones!
This is the fun part of my post where I get to share a personal story as to why I know everything I’m saying is true. In 2010, I was in Watts waiting for a friend’s dad to come back to this backyard party (a party full of 50 somethings mind you). I was there to switch up cars and go to another party. There was a commotion in the front and when we went to investigate we saw quite a scuffle. An officer tried to unlawfully enter someone’s apartment, and due to the fact that the owner of the house dared to defy his authority, he threw her down some stairs (The lady was in her late 40s). This is where it gets bad. The friend of the lady punches cop and a brawl breaks out. The cops get into a fist fight with these guys and they lose, bad. They call for back up and as I try to leave, I notice there is a crowd. We are pushed back by the cops and when I’m not moving fast enough, the cop tries to deck me with a night stick. He then proceeded to grab me by the back of my shirt and push me. As I was falling I touched his arm. I thought nothing of it and started to walk towards my cars. Suddenly I’m pressed against the wall being cuffed. I hear the cop yell into my ear “When you touched my arm that counts as assault against a police officer!” As I wait in the police cruiser I strike up a conversation with two cops. We laugh and joke, and through conversation they find out two things. 1.) I know no one at this apartment and have no reason to fight and 2.) I’m a fucking great person who would never attack a cop. They fight for me to be released, but the dickhead cop that cuffed me refuses. THEY KNEW I DID NOT HIT HIM. THEY KNEW I TOUCHED HIM AS I WAS FALLING. THEY KNEW THIS WAS BULLSHIT. I am in jail for a night, pay bail, and get out. The charges are dropped because they are bullshit, but the city has a year to file a complaint against me. A month from a year passes, and wouldn’t you know, I receive a complaint from the city. I have to go to court, and when I receive the police report I can’t believe my eyes. The police report claims that I said “I aint going no where!” (Bullshit! I would never use a double negative!) that I attacked the officer, and that we got into a scuffle before he subdued me. Everything on that paper was so ridiculous, that whenever I read it to anyone who knew me, they would burst into laughter. I ended up having to take a plea deal and paying off community service, but the fact of the matter is that, even though there were “good” cops present, they did nothing to uphold the truth. They did absolutely nothing, because they want to be loyal to these bad cops. So the moral of the story is, if there were good cops, there would be no bad cops. Even good cops are bad cops, because they protect the bad ones with silence.
Why is Ferguson such a big deal?
For many reasons. One, a city police department put in a federal order to make Ferguson a no-fly zone and the FAA complied with no questions asked. Then I hear that the FBI are involved, and are investigating it. How useless can you be? What investigation do you need to do.
Fly Drive into Ferguson and find out yourself. While you’re at it, find out why can a city police department call in federal orders! The most important factor about all of this, is that this is showing police departments around the nation how much power they have. If we don’t strike these clowns down, what’s to stop another police force from repeating this.
Wait, so why is Ferguson the new Drake?
Because Mike Brown is just one of the many Emmett Tills of the United States, and I’ve BEEN angry about Emmett Till, this ain’t new.