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philadelphia

24 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Philly Meg & G-Philly

Stop the hatred and shut down the hateful articles written by Ernest Owens and G Philly

There comes a time when you must stand on the right side of the fence and I'm asking my friends, followers, family and community to stand with me. I have sat back quietly and watch respected leaders get verbally attacked, chastised, disrespected by a group of people who follow the journalist Ernest Owens. Some of these people even went so far as to attempt to have some of these leaders fired and one was threatened with physical violence to have his jaw broke by a person of color. Backstory: Philly Black Pride, The Colours Organization and Social Life Entertainment are repairing race relations with iCandy Nightclub. Through a series of contractual agreements holding iCandy owner accountable for his actions. As a part of this agreement, this collaboration benefits community organizations for LGBTQ people of color and donates to charities for LGBTQ people of color. Ernest and his followers have expressed their disrespect and hatred for our leaders on every forum possible including online publication "GPhilly" an affiliate of phillymag.com. So again, friends, family and followers; I'm asking you to stand on the right side of history with our leaders (Philly Black Pride, the Colours Organization and Social Life Entertainment) by signing this petition to stop the hatred and shut down the slanderous hateful articles being written by Ernest Owens and G Philly of phillymag.com

Rob M
319 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to COLOURS , Philadelphia Black Pride, Social Life Entertainment

Dear Black People: Terminate Business Relationships With iCandy, Philadelphia

Dear Decision Makers, I would like to get straight to the point: Ideas can be changed however BELIEFS CANNOT. Prematurely, I digress. In recent efforts to facilitate the ever so popular "social change" your named organizations have introduced an Agreement with the owner(s) of iCandy that will (to also get straight to the point) suggest that it is satisfactory practice to give racist business owners black dollars. I'm going to keep this short and liberal.  No matter how many sensitivity trainings staff are required to complete we're talking about changing the institutionalized and personal beliefs of a grown man who, in reaction to his exposure, recently decided to hold hands and sing Kum-Bay-Yah (is that how you spell it?) with POC organizers. I believe anything is possible, however iCandy can continue to "get right" off of the dollars of ignorance they still seem to accumulate while the "non-marginalized" portion of the gay community ignores our plight. They'll be aight.  I'd say this whole trauma was a great thing--- in a Post-PTSD Therapy kind of way. I'm in love with the fact that my city is not standing for this. That we're not willing to budge even a little. That this is stirring up the right kind of cognitive dissonance amongst POC that got us where we are today. So hear us out. Loud and Proud. Don't do business with iCandy. Sincerely Yours, Most of the LGBTQ Community of Philadelphia

Noel Neal
82 supporters