There was a buzBob White newz in the barbershop; they were talking about a person, any person that doesn’t like their name in a newspaper.
Professor said “If you don’t like when your name is mentioned in a newspaper all you have to do is call the newspaper, or send them a letter stating, “Dear Editor, my name is Barack Obama. You mentioned my name in Community Contact, I don’t like this; do not mention my name any more. Thank you, Barack Obama.”
That’s all anyone has to do; it’s very simple. There was an “Amen” in the barbershop.
Or, if you don’t like your name in Community Contact, and you’re Joe and Yvonne at St. Mary’s Hospital, who on their break will visit a patient if they hear a patient doesn’t get any visits. All they have to do is call or send a letter to Community Contact and tell of the good work they’ve been doing for years at St. Mary’s Hospital. And don’t print our name again.
This goes for the lovely Lena Lane, who also is the greatest at the Montreal general Hospital. She works for the housekeeping department. On her break, she will visit a patient to spread some joy. And millionaire Richard Thomas who now takes time out from making money to visit their friend Byron Chichester at Julius Richardson Rehab.
Most people usually visit when they hear that you’re laying in a box at the funeral home. People don’t want to take a few minutes out of their day to visit someone who is alive; they are too busy being busy.
Professor said, “If you want to learn about love and compassion, talk with Lena Layne at
Montreal General Hospital or call St. Mary’s Hospital and ask for Joe and Yvonne.
A lot of people don’t want their names in the newspaper and they are right. Like the longest-serving president of the Black Studies Center; or the former president of the Negro Community Centre who received $500,000 from the city of Montréal; or the people on the ‘board’ of the Union United Church who are always doing a fundraiser for a church that they do not own; they do not own the property and never will. God bless the child that has his own. I’ll say it again, “God bless the child that has his own.”
There is no statue of Oscar Peterson, like there is a big one in Ottawa.”
Money raised his hand and said, “Richard ‘the millionaire’ Thomas can tell you there is a statistic that all entrepreneurs know: over 90 percent of all new business fail in the first three years. To be successful you must implement good systems and a process, proper systems that a high school dropout can understand.
When people ask how did you become successful, your answer would be “positioning and strategy consulting.”
Welfare Wesley said, “A lot of people do not know who Steve Ballmer is, but Novel Thomas knows. Steve is the guy who replaced Bill Gates as CEO of Microsoft.”
Dropout asked “Why is this important to us in Montreal?”
Welfare Wesley said, “Now I know why they call you Dropout. If a guy like Steve Ballmer can replace Bill Gates as CEO, the NCC, the Union United Church and the Black Studies Centre could have learned from this and they would be still there, serving the population of 180,000 Black Montrealers.”
Motion said, “Maybe that song Sam Cooke sang “A change is gonna come” might be true.
In the Gazette October 18, 2014, Life term in Florida for car music shooting Jacksonville, Florida.
A man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager during an intense argument over the volume of music coming from a sport utility vehicle outside a Florida convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. Michael Dunn, 47, was convicted of first-degree murder at a second trial in September after jurors deadlocked on the charge at his initial trial in February. Prosecutors say Dunn, who is white fired 10 times into an SUV carrying Black teenagers in November 2012 and killed Jordan Davis, 17, of Marietta, GA. Dunn claimed he was acting in self-defense.
Nathan said, “Ellis MacDaniel would have loved this verdict. Who is Ellis MacDaniel? He used the stage name Bo Diddley.”
Welfare Wesley put up his hand, he said, “The two greatest female tennis players in the world, or maybe ever, are Serena and Venus Williams. Well, the Williams sisters subject of slur (Oct. 18, 2014 Gazette) in St. Petersburg, Fla. Russian tennis federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams gender in “insulting comments on Russian television.” The WTA Tour said Friday, Tarpischev owes Venus and Serena Williams a personal apology.
Rufus said, “You have to start with why? Would he have said it if the Williams’, the greatest female tennis players in the world, were White?
There was a discussion in the barbershop.
WannaBee said he was thinking about opening a barbershop downtown.
Money asked him, “Downtown, where?”
WannaBee said, “On St. Catherine Street.”
Money asked him “Where on St. Catherine Street?”
WannaBee said, “Between Guy Street and Fort Street; there are some For Rent signs I saw.”
Money said, “You don’t have any money for those locations.”
WannaBee looked at him and said, “You’re a hater, how do you know how much money I have.”
“Money” said, “You must be on some kind of medication.”
WannaBee said, “You’re jealous of me.”
“Money” said, “Let me give you some real talk. There used to be a supermarket on St. Catherine Street, just west of Guy Street, there rentals $421,000 a month. A hamburger restaurant just opened three months ago, across the street from 3 Amigos Restaurant, they pay $30,000 a month. And you say that you want to open a barbershop in one of those empty locations? Now the overhead is not included in the rent.”
Crystal said, “Let’s make it clear. This is prime property, like the NCC and Black Studies centre. It all goes back to Community Contact June 12, 2014 “How do we navigate and raise our game?” Certainly not with the way WannaBee is thinking.”
“Dropout” said, “You have to think big.”
“Money” said, “Yes, but you have to think and dream big with your feet on the ground and start with a plan and a process. Start with why. This will get you to what.”
Welfare Wesley put up his hand, he said, “I don’t buy Montreal’s only English daily, because I don’t see articles like Charmine Nelson, all positive, September 4-18 Community Contact.
“Yardie” said, “My favorite singer John Holt is gone, he was only 64 years young. He will always be remembered. Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Burning Spear, they were great.”
Welfare Wesley, said to Dropout “I know this rich guy, he has a lot of Real Estate, I went to school with him, like I said, he’s very rich, when I run in to him downtown early, he takes me for breakfast at IKEA, the breakfast costs one dollar, and the place is always busy. And it’s obvious, it’s only one dollar for breakfast.
Genius was talking about the Union United Church Men’s Concert, and the performance by Wendy Davidson. He aid if she would stop by the barbershop, he would tell her that the Ways and Means Committee will manage her career, because she was the highlight of the Union United church concert that was held at Trinity Church. If she wants to sing for a hobby-good-do not stops by the barbershop, because we are serious people here, said Genius, we get to the Y, and solve all of the local and international problems.
Now this is Real talk. Dr. Leo W. Bentley was right when he said, “Union Church is one of the cornerstones on which the modern Black population of Montreal is founded. Community Contact October 23, 2014.
Everybody was talking how great Wendy Davidson looked in Community Contact October 23, 2014.
Genius said “I read that article by Yvonne Sam October 23, 2014 – We Can Do Better, it was excellent, but she did not say how. We can do better? Oh my God said “I read that article by Novel Thomas, about race, Big Money, Hypocrisy, Jealousy and sour grapes. It was great – that article should be in all the Newspapers in North America/there was an Amen in the barbershop from all the regulars in the barbershop.
There was a minute of silence for the late Connie Gordon; he was a good guy.
“We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day…”
The late Connie Gordon is gone to a better world.
There was an Amen from the Ways and Means Committee.