Oops! Will Sharpton Appear?

From News 12:

It is unclear if Rev. Al Sharpton will take part in a march he’s scheduled to attend in Bridgeport on Saturday, according to some of the city’s religious leaders.

Even though Rev. Al Sharpton is being promoted as the central figure at a march in Bridgeport on Saturday, several religious leaders now tell News 12 “It’s unclear if the national civil rights leader will attend.”

Sharpton’s picture appears in the “Taking Back Our Village March” ad that’s been circulating on social media over the past week.

Full report here.

0
Share

48 comments

  1. What happened is our black community is sick. They are divided. They threatened Rev. Sharpton with violence. Now you know we are stupid as hell as a group of people because we threatened a leader and told him not to come to Bridgeport because he was not welcome here. Who the Hell does that! Evil people. Maryinlyn Moore was behind it. She stay her ass in some shit. These kids in this community tired of these old people. They need to sit down and retire. They are crabs! I called the National Action Network and they told me that Bridgeport is full of chaos and the black people have been crazy like this since the 80s. Nothing has changed same actors. I need to get my ass out of Bridgeport. Too much evil and stupidity. This could have been our moment to get something done and to fix the crazy shit going on. But NO they are mad and want to kill somebody. Black people there is no hope for us. White people love this and we play right into their hands. Nobody do this to each other BUT us! So stupid. The NAACP was behind this. The ministry group was behind this. The youth want this to go on. NOTHING WILL STOP THIS. THIS SHIT WILL GO ON!

    8+
    1. Donald, I have just participated in a Zoom meeting of the Greater Bridgeport NAACP Executive Committee. This subject matter was not on the Agenda for this month, nor was it on last month’s agenda. It was not discussed as New Business either. There is genuine disappointment in the community that one or a handful of folks from Bridgeport feel enough power to speak for the many others who were solicited for resources and support, as well as for the larger group of people of color in the community to but fail to identify who they are and why changes are requested. Who came together, followed an agenda, considered action items and democratically voted? Is anyone interested? Who wishes to practice dividing and discouraging our community rather than summon them to exercise the power in seeking justice and seeing peace and some progress comes to our community? Time will tell.

      0
  2. Well, that doesn’t stop the march, with still have big time problems with the police,the police chief Mayor Ganim with all of these federal investigations, not funding education, fire department not hiring black and Hispanic women to be firefighters, Ganim being to busy to the mayor because he wants to run governor, a City Council who don’t listen to voters but they only follow Mario Testa and Joe Ganim. All roads for change in Bridgeport CT starts at City Hall at Mayor Ganim’s office. No justice no peace.

    3+
  3. I’m a big Al Sharpton fan, I saw him some years ago with a group of black and and Puerto Rican firefighters at Sacred University and we got a group photo with him. I must say that I’m trouble on why Bridgeport needed to ask Rev. Sharpton march when Bridgeport could and should match because they want to make change but the would be against the mayor and the council for not addressing the problems of Bridgeport.

    2+
    1. Really? the answers is in your words. A Big Fan of AL Sharpton. AL’s iconic for black marches and social justice. He’s the field of dreams, built and they will come. Whites are not a big fan of Al, though. I can’t say I know much about black politics or for that matter Port politics, and on the outside looking in I can only say Moore’s comment seems for her white consistent in Trumbull and Monroe. The Hispanic angle I am lost for words, but can only say it has to be Port inside politics. They are like the Strawberry between the chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

      The pressing question is ???? 🙂

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFpARlLDrgo

      0
  4. Marilyn Moore is a nobody!!!!!
    Can’t do anything!!!!!!
    Except maybe ask Rev. Sharpton not to come to Bridgeport because of its racist past and racist present, And lo and behold the reverend will not show.
    That’s a hell a lot of power for a nobody.

    1+
    1. Bob Walsh could you really be that delusional? Al Sharpton responding to Marilyn Monroe. I don’t believe that and neither do you. Marilyn Morgenstern will have the same fate as MJF. Surrounded by exactly the same people. Every last one of them and now she is all but forgotten. Maybe some East End residents will walk for Marilyn Margoles. She has done so much for them the day after she lost the election by a landslide. I wonder if she will walk with Mr. Barr? Kelvin Ayala, Bob Halstead and Bob Keely. Oh yes her number one Wanda Simmons against Rosario. Seriously.

      I am hoping the endorsed Candidates are all together- Bradley, Rosario, Felipe, Hennesy, Stallworth, Stastrom, Baker and Biden. I am happy to support all of them.

      I think my Moore vocal Counterpart. Stephanie Thompson has been most eloquent in calling it like it is.
      Glad you will be supporting Marcus Brown for State Senate. He will do great things for Bridgeport. He understands the concept of Building Bridges. When you have a team like Bobbie, Donnie , Ronnie and JMLee and the NAACP how can you go wrong– Just ask Mary Jane Foster. . So Bye Bye Marilyn Moran – Hello Marcus Brown

      4+
      1. Stevie, remember how Judge Carmen Lopez kicked your sorry ass and you ran your mouth on OIB and Mario told not to post on OIB, so keep on doing your night time comments because you are the real star of OIB and if you don’t believe just ask Stevie A. By the keep on giving the judge parking tickets so that you can get your ass kicked against.

        1+
      2. Stevie, will all know how much you hate Senator Moore because she kicked your hero Anthony Musto out office and she took his job as a State Senator.

        1+
        1. Yes Ronnie, That’s it she kicked Musto’s ass and I will never get over it. Yup! that’s sounds about right. You really are an idiot. It really bother you when people support a different candidate than yourself . The good news is you really don’t do a damn thing about it. You can’t even vote for her and neither can Donnie or Bobbie. Thats’s 3 votes right there. Trumbul has Musto and Paul Timpanelli they deliver votes. Bridgeport has you- there is one vote. You go !!!!! You inspire me to work hard. It keeps this 63 year old man in good shape. For that I thank you Mr. Mackey. I do exactly what Bobbie Walsh has always recommended and Mayor Ganim has mastered. We knock on doors- we respectfully ask for support for our candidate and we never ever acknowledge the opposition. They just do not exist.

          Anyone interested in volunteering for Marcus Brown do contact Wayne Rodriguez. A very nice respectful , educated, determined North end resident.

          A question just out of curiosity to Marshall Marcus. Why is it that you feel obligated to discuss Marcus living arrangement and where he is buying a house? At least his address is not 666 … 666 The number of the beast in the book of revelation. That is more interesting than a young candidate looking to invest in a c home in his district. Just saying.

          3+
      3. It took more than just one phone for Rev. Al Sharpton not to come to Bridgeport, it’s obvious Rev Herron Gaston couldn’t get the job done, it looks like certain people were not in the loop when the decision was made to bring in Rev. Al Sharpton. There is a process to bring in Rev. Al, Jessie Jackson and Rev William Barber and somebody dropped the ball. Now Joe Ganim, the city council, our State delegation , Senators Blumenthal and Murphy won’t be able to do their photo-op with Rev. Al. So now what will the show stoppers on the brochure, Rev. Mary Lee and Rev. Herron Gaston do.

        0
    2. She is a liar, a failure, a old fool, outdated, must i go on. Soon her name will fade away and she herself will disappear from politics. She is the biggest failure in this community. She is evil and lowdown.

      1+
  5. I think that the VIRUS is presently doing a lot of the talking for important political figures (et al.) in this critical election year.

    The Reverend Al has a very busy political agenda this election year, with the VIRUS complicating campaign modus-operandi/strategy-tactics…

    I think that BRIDGEPORT’S EXCEEDINGLY-HIGH COVID VIRUS NUMBERS/INFECTION RATE — eclipsing anything else in the state — is what caused the Reverend Al to decide to pass on the invitation of the unimportant-in-the-grand-scheme-of things, Bridgeport ( that can’t get out of its own way, politically, anyway)… Just not worth it. (The VIRUS NUMBERS PROBABLY ALSO EXPLAIN THE INVISIBILITY/SILENCE OF MAYOR JOE GANIM, of late… Scared and embarrassed…)

    I really doubt if the all-but-politically invisible, totally-ineffectual-for-Bridgeport, Marilyn Moore, had anything to do with Rev. Al’s decision… It was all about the VIRUS and the uselessness of Bridgeport, politically, in an important election year for Rev. Al (who will probably be part of Joe Biden’s cabinet…)

    1+
  6. Hey Stevie
    You better shut up. Ganim will dice you up and throw you out like chum to the FBI.
    It was inevitable.
    The city has spent a half a million in legal fees and there hasn’t even been an indictment yet.
    Ganim, Shamas, Perez, Dunn and go knows who else have all lawyers up on the tax payers dime.
    Can anyone say Mayor Neivas????

    0
  7. Hey FBI
    You might as well look at the hiring of the School Superintendent. That was a shady deal too. He would not be hired as full time then all of a sudden he’s permanent.

    1+
  8. LMAO, it’s now confirmed, Stephanie Thompson & Lil Stevie are one and the same. The syntax of their sentences are to similar to be an accident. Acting like a woman I can understand Lil Stevie, but a Black woman, Damn…☻☻

    0
    1. Don, the syntax is really unbelievable, they say that anything we did was in the past and that we needed to get off our ass and do something to help a candidate but he’s not smart enough know that for 16 straight years one of us was the President of the Firebird Society and our membership and their family and friends are also taxpayers and voters in Bridgeport. Ever August political candidates made sure to attend the Firebird Society Free Annual Cookout, why do they attend, they are looking for votes. The Firebird Society of Bridgeport is a respected as a organization and the members are respected for serving the City and the Firebird Society members are respected for the time and donations that they make to the community. All of that means VOTES.

      1+
    2. Yes Donald Day and I kicked your ass a white gay Jew Black Woman Special Ed Teacher . Now whar Fat ass???– Thank you Lennie for letting me use a fake name. — Of course I am kidding Donnie Gay You are an idiot and it is confirmed. You need to get a life- You are wasting yours… Were you imagining Thinking I was Stephanie Thompson was an insult. Hardly, I am a fan – She calls you Ronnie, JML Bobbie and MARILYN Maplethorpe out.

      Marcus Brown for Senate! See you guys on the campaign trail. Donnie Day we expect you will do what you do best . Sit on your fat ass and write commentary that nobody in interested in. Lets be honest.

      We share only one thing in common. We both hold George Bryant in high regard. That’s pretty much it. Our six degrees of separation. Sorry to disappoint you. Stephanie Thompson is a star on her own and I happily pass the baton. She writes more eloquently than myself and has fewer typographical errors.

      0
  9. Defund the City Attorney and give more money 💰 to Bpt Public Schools.
    Maybe it’s nonsense like this that is causing Reverend Al to take a pass of Bport.

    0
  10. As Rev. Mary Lee and Rev Herron Gaston peace march for Saturday is going forward “Taking Our Village Back,” we know that shootings in Bridgeport will a main point and so should systemic racism that must include what is listed below:

    ” Bridgeport hired lawyers for Ganim, other officials in federal probe
    Brian Lockhart June 25, 2020 Updated: June 26, 2020 10:31 a.m.

    BRIDGEPORT — Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration has spent over $500,000 responding to a months-long federal criminal probe into City Hall, including hiring private attorneys for the mayor, his chief of staff, the police chief and personnel director.
    Jump to Toolbar

    Bridgeport hired lawyers for Ganim, other officials in federal probe
    Brian Lockhart June 25, 2020 Updated: June 26, 2020 10:31 a.m.

    BRIDGEPORT — Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration has spent over $500,000 responding to a months-long federal criminal probe into City Hall, including hiring private attorneys for the mayor, his chief of staff, the police chief and personnel director.
    Jump to Toolbar

    0
  11. Where is it written that the City Attorney’s Office should pay upfront legal fees for city employees AND if they are guilty then they reimburse. Why isn’t it the employee pays upfront and if they are found innocent the city will reimburse???
    First time around Ganim did pay back a dime. I’m sure it will be the same thing this time.

    0
  12. I want Mark Anastasia to produce signed acknowledgements From ALL saying they agree to payback the city for any and all costs that the city incurred in defending them.
    Furthermore I want them to pledge personal assets to support these documents.
    Otherwise DEFUND THE CITY ATTORNEY.

    1+
  13. Mr. Grimaldi, I understand the need for handles on the site to protect the identity of government workers and certain others. Revealing whether a certain name is a handle does not violate that confidence nor expose their identity. Now I ask you directly sir, is Stephanie Thompson a verified name or is it a Handle?

    0
      1. Thanks. I too have had a bit of trouble verifying a Stephanie Thomson in the state certification database. Only thing that goes up is a substitute that expired in 2007.

        0
  14. Don’t forget City ministers Mary McBride-Lee, a city council member and Herron Gaston, assistant chief administrative officer, will lead a peace march “Taking Back Our Village.” It begins Saturday 10 a.m. at the Baker-Isaac Funeral Home, 985 Stratford Avenue, ending at the Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street, so those attending look for Rev. Mary McBride-Lee, Rev. Herron Gaston and Stephanie Thompson. I have no idea who they are “Taking Back Our Village” from. Black Lives Matter have been having protest marches for 29 days against systemic racism”, or “institutional racism” and they are looking to make changes now. Bridgeport waits 30 days before they decided to have a protest march, 30 days. Bridgeport is a city UP NORTH like in Mississippi in the 1950 but they needed Rev. Al Sharpton to kick off Bridgeport’s marchers.

    0
  15. Joseph Sokolovic, you won’t find anything on Stephanie Thompson because as I said earlier, Donald Day says:
    June 26, 2020 at 8:05 am

    LMAO, it’s now confirmed, Stephanie Thompson & Lil Stevie are one and the same. The syntax of their sentences are to similar to be an accident. Acting like a woman I can understand Lil Stevie, but a Black woman, Damn…☻☻

    1+
  16. Joseph Sokolovic, Lil Stevie used to be called Stephanie in this forum by Derrick Brown aka as The Bridgeport Kid. When Lil Stevie got the hookup from Mayor Ganim and the orders to stay the fluck off of OIB Stephanie started to post out of nowhere. 2 + 2 is still four all over the world, Right Lil Stevie Blunder?

    1+
    1. There names star Ste, they both do educational work, they both hate Marilyn Moore, they never post on weekdays until after 5pm and mostly when somebody makes a comment about Rev. Herron Gaston.

      1+
  17. Ron and Don,
    Very interesting sleuthing on your part it seems. Of course if there is not traction in reality like an appearance before the City Council, or before a respected member of the IMA, an acknowledgement that she has helped a special ed student over time, selflessly and courageously, or a picture with a person know to OIB……so many ways, so many lost days reading invented (?) dialogue of a woman of color who started in Bridgeport and has returned here but is invisible? Time will tell.

    0
    1. JML, this is from Little Stevie A. who is Stephanie Thompson, read for yourself.

      Steven Auerbach says:
      June 25, 2020 at 9:43 pm

      “I think my Moore vocal Counterpart. Stephanie Thompson has been most eloquent in calling it like it is,” JML, this speaks for its self because NO ONE on OIB has ever say anything like about Stephanie.

      0
  18. Love this Lennie— Everyone on here should know and Lennie will attest that I had requested a handle years ago and he refuse me and yet I see handles all of the time- Odd. I can only say this. Honest to G-d. It is not me though it would be a hoot if it was. I am thinking it was cleverly crafted by Lennie Grimald himelf as a way to keep this blog alive. After all, Everyone is interested what Ms. Thompson has to say. Myself included. If she is a handle- She is awesome. If anyone thinks it me—— Awesome! I actually think Fat ass Donnie imagines it is an insult. I can only assure you – It is not.

    0
  19. S.O.S. MISSING PERSON ALERT, STEPHANIE THOMPSON, has anyone seen her, she has disappear from OIB, no comments from her about the march or Rev. Gaston or how much she enjoyed the march.

    0

Leave a Reply