Wingspan Portfolio Advisors - A snapshot in Corporate Corruption, Abuse, and Racism

UPDATE:  Wingspan CEO  Steve Horne has been OUSTED after the company failed to make even its FIRST payment on a reported $18.8 million dollar loan. Housing Wire also reports that Steve Horne attempted to regain control of the company and he failed at this measure too. Apparently investors grew nervous about the missed loan payment and other 'questionable' decisions Steven Horne made as Wingspan CEO, including devoting Wingspan's philanthropic resources to the singing career of a family member. It is stated Steve Horne mixed personal expenses with business expenses. 

One notable quote from the Housing Wire article announcing Steven Horne's ouster was this:

“It appears Wingspan does not care for their employees, families nor the community as they also did not inform Brevard County workforce of the layoffs,” one former Wingspan employee at the Melbourne location told HousingWire.

The former employee, who wished to remain anonymous, also told HousingWire that Wingspan created a hostile work environment in Melbourne, which caused clients to abandon the extension of their contracts, leading to the layoffs

Well, well.. It's not news to me that Wingspan took its way of doing business down to Florida and was rebuffed. From my experience, these guys have always done business in a nasty, ruthless manner. Look at the reviews many of their Florida employees have given them. They do business in a "Texas" Fashion which is no holds barred, fuck everyone, profit over people type of fashion and Florida simply wasn't having that shit. They started to lose contracts left and right.

Executives Justin Belter, Melanie Pellegrino, Jason Dickard, and several others (including Director Kevin Conn) all left right before Steven Horne was ousted. They all left around the same time. Suddenly. Out the Blue. Now that sounds like these guys were PUSHED OUT but who knows. That's a strange way to leave all of a sudden. Especially around the same time. From what I heard the bankers wanted entirely new leadership so they most likely were forced out.

Can Anyone say "POETIC JUSTICE" and Can I Get An "AMEN"!

Looks like Justin Belter, Jason Dickard and another Wingspan Executive named Cesar Hernandez have hurriedly started another company called Agility 360 in Carrollton, TX with a fancy website and they are putting out 'press releases' notifying the public they have hired 'each other'  The website is so new it hasn't even been rated by my security software. After reading all of the fancy wording about what this company does I pretty much gather it does a whole lot of nothing. 

According to the Agility 360 Website the company --> "resolves and prevents operational challenges for banks, lenders, insurers and investors resulting from economic fluctuations, regulatory demands, and industry re-positioning. Our unique engagement model increases operational adaptability while reducing financial, operational and compliance risk or exposure.

And again I don't know about you but that sounds like they are doing a whole lot of 'nothing'. Pretty much sitting pretty in jobs where they try to give 'advice' about something they know 'nothing about'. Maybe the flashy website and over the top language will work for them. The poor bastards just might make a good go of it. They are going after big banks after all, and white folks with money aren't known for being the smartest tools in the shed. Some are quite stupid in fact. Just look at how many have been fooled out of large sums of money by Nigerian hustlers. So the large corporations just may send a lot of business their way. They probably won't care that these so-called 'experts' started this company after damn near driving their last company into financial ruin. 

You can read more about Steve Horne's ouster here -->

THIS JUST IN -> WINGSPAN PORTFOLIO ADVISORS FILES FOR CH. 7 BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. THE COMPANY LOSES MORE THAN $47 MILLION DOLLARS IN 30 MONTHS. Lists Employees, The United States Department of Treasury, The IRS, Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County and others, as UNSECURED CREDITORS. (Bankruptcy Filing Post is below)
End of Update

"They've taken off their robes, and now they sit in corner offices in business suits;
however they still think THE SAME"
"For they WILL be evil people. For plain human people, both power and money can corrupt. For corporate "people" with no innate sense of fairness and no instilled morality, the corruption is a certainty."

Be careful about the employment you take. Especially in Texas. A state known for Oil, Cowboys, Start-ups and Crooks.

A bad employer can do more than hurt you emotionally, financially, or cripple any other career prospects. A truly bad employer can make you withdraw from the Job Market entirely. The experience one gains from working with a ruthless and cutthroat employer can leave one permanently scarred.

I speak from experience. More people should speak from experience. I had over several years of work experience when during a period of unemployment after a layoff, I heard about a small company in Carrollton, TX which was hiring for Bank of America as a third party vendor. That small company was Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, located at 4100 Midway, Suite 1110, Carrollton, TX 75007. After interviewing for a position with the company, I was hired on the spot.

The first few weeks working at Wingspan felt ok. The work was not too difficult and the management told us constantly we could become permanent with hard work. So we worked hard. All of us. However, in a short time, I began to notice what I felt were very unethical business practices by the company. I was instructed to lie on more than one occasion when speaking to Bank of America customers regarding loan documents. Management was non supportive and were at times outright racist against the African American employees. I, along with others, started to notice many white employees being hired permanent whereas the black employees were not even though their work was of high quality. Management also became openly hostile to black employees as well.

I left the company feeling disillusioned with Corporate America.

The last few days I worked at the company and I saw the warped mentality and lack of ethics of managers who treated the blacks with such contempt and back-handedness; and it became so depressing I didn't know if I could ever work for another company again.

I had a realization that Corporate America is the white man's domain. It is his world. We only play in it. For the first time in my life, I understand the importance of African Americans to become entrepreneurs in higher numbers than we are currently. We will never be treated as complete equals working for white people in traditional corporate America. No matter our work ethics, values, education or experience we will always be pushed to the second tier. I became resentful of corporate America and to this day liken Corporate America to crooks and crony capitalism.

It took months of health issues from the stress from the job, dealing with the racist comments such as when one of the managers referred to the black employees as "roaches" openly and to one male employee in particular as "nigger". When you experience that you will never get over it. It will mold your perception of white people, especially Southern Rednecks in positions of power, forever.

That is why I wrote this blog. Don't let white people no-matter what titles "THEY" give "THEMSELVES" take your dignity. Stand up for your dignity. At the end of the day, they may take your job, but don't let them take your dignity.

Disclaimer: As we live in a litigious society where Freedom of speech is often threatened and the wronged are "intimidated" into silence, let me add that the views contained within this article and Blog (all posts) are based on the  experiences and observations of the writer and others who have chosen to come forward to let their voices be heard. All comments, descriptions, headings referencing the personal character of Blog subjects and any other subjects on this blog, are based on the personal opinions, experiences and observations of the Blog Writer and other Third Parties who contributed. You are not expected to accept my word as "Hard Fact", but to read and make up your OWN MIND. In the Words of Fox News "I Report and You Decide".

This blog is a personal, informal blog where I converse in a casual conversational tone with you, the reader, as I would a friend being informed of my experiences. Again, all statements are based on my "personal Experiences", and please be reminded that as they are personal experiences, they are factual to me, but you, the reader, are meant to be informed of my experiences and left to decide on your own accord.  

Thank you for reading. 

If You Want Career Advancement, Don't Work For Wingspan Portfolio Advisors

Unless you're not a minority.

Only a favored few can advance at Wingspan Portfolio Advisors. I witnessed this when I would see people, overwhelmingly whites, with no education or experience, advance quickly ahead of minorities who had both the education and mortgage experience. No one really would say anything out of fear of losing their jobs. Justin Belter and Melanie Pellegrino had all power in determining who would move ahead to that next promotion.

I can remember applying with many of my highly qualified minority coworkers for position openings that would become available. One day after clearly being very impressed with my qualifications, the HR Director at the time (Wingspan has gone through several) went specifically to Mr. Belter's office to get his "permission" to promote me. I had never seen anything like that. Isn't HR suppose to make those decisions going off of qualifications? Why didn't the HR Director at Wingspan Portfolio Advisors see something wrong in white males, who consistently had far less qualifications than black employees for the positions they were being awarded, say something? Because he would have been terminated. Good Ol'boys are called Good Ol'boys because they are expected to go along with the program. They benefit as well as everyone in their clique. At the end of the day the HR director of a small, micromanaged company like Wingspan, where the managers are 99% white males, southern born and bred, wanted to keep his job as well. So he simply "followed orders" and overlooked the qualifications of so many hardworking minority candidates who he knew never had even the remotest chance of moving up at Wingspan Portfolio Advisors.

33 year old "Senior VP" Justin Belter
at Wingspan Portfolio Advisors

 I also can't understand why anyone would send the intimate pictures of himself with his spouse smoking "guda" and drinking and getting SLOBBERED back to their boss, the EVP Jason Dickard? I have never seen anyone so close to their boss where they would post this kind of a picture to be seen not just by the EVP Jason Dickard but by ALL STAFF..

Photo Removed as my dignity will not allow me to show the poor woman in such a drunken state.





Way To Keep "It Classy",  Mr. Senior VP..
Why Put Your Wife Out There Like That?

We Could Have Done Without Seeing Your "Gut" dude.. Geez.
Wingspan Sure has high standards in promotions.. 
Is There a Labor Shortage of VP's?

Now who all wants to bet that if a black employee, ANY BLACK EMPLOYEE, at Wingspan would have sent pics of himself and his wife getting wasted like this to our managers, the VP's, that we would have automatically been rewarded not just with one promotion, but two all the way up to a SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. Damn Near Overnight.

And who all wants to bet that if a black male, had managed to knock up his wife their would have damn near been a public company broadcast to cheer the guy on? Nah.. It wouldn't have happened. While "WE" were busy trying to keep our damn jobs, the white males of Wingspan were living the LIFE. While "WE" were being threatened, harassed and Terminated over any minor issue, The white males were clearly not held to the same standards. There was a serious double standard. 

This is where white privilege comes into play. In Corporate America, white corporate leaders look at younger white male employees as "Sons". There is an race based "affinity" there and because of this they are quicker to excuse errors, character flaws and lapses in judgment and open doors of economic advancement that would not be opened to fellow black employees. Black employees are simply viewed as "employees". The procedural aspect as it pertains to write ups, terminations, evaluations, etc. are mostly for "black employees". The white boys get "babied". They get away with much more. Far more than black employees would ever hope to get away with simply because of their white skin. 98% of Corporate Leaders in this country are WHITE MALES. They simply want people who look them sitting beside them in positions of power at the decision table. For wrong or right, this puts white males at an automatic advantage in corporate America. The "Affinity Advantage". Where everyone in leadership looks mostly like them. And desires them to share their positions of power with.
There are numerous studies on the internet and off which reinforce what I am saying. The power structure in this country has always been exclusively white and male. This creates a tremendous advantage for those starting off who are white and male. They are quickly trusted to handle greater responsibility than those who classify as minorities. Simply because they "Resemble" the existing power structure. That's why you can have scenarios where black employees are told if they leave work without permission they will be terminated, whereas white employees can leave work without permission and not face termination. The rules apply to both. However, they are only enforced with black employees.
For all of the purported "racial progress" we have supposedly made in this country, all one has to do is take one look at the board rooms and corporate leadership across this nation and they will realize America still has a long way to go. These positions are still overwhelmingly filled with WHITE MALES. I'm tired of being offered lower pay and lesser responsibility because I am a black minority than white males with the same and often fewer qualifications than I. Like Malcolm X said they say "go to school and get a degree" and when you get the degree they say "you're over-qualified". And without the degree they say "you're under-qualified". It's like you're damned if you do and damned if you don't if you're not a white male. Justin Belter started off with no experience, had average work quality and in a few years time was made Senior VP. From the pictures posted you can see how he spent a lot of his time. This is WHITE PRIVILEGE. Edward Snowden, the NSA Leaker and high school dropout, who managed to score a job making $122,000 a year with only his GED has NOTHING on this man when it comes to WHITE PRIVILEGE.

During my employment at Wingspan, the white males would literally walk in off the street, get hired (sometimes without even valid ID's), hung over from the night before, bitch all day about how inept management was, leave without permission early which for blacks would be terminable offenses, and HR, Justin Belter, Melanie Pellegrino and Jason Dickard would consistently take these guys and try to groom them for management. These same guys who honestly could have cared less about the job. That was the mindset of Wingspan Portfolio Advisors.

I would observe my white male coworkers not only bitch and moan about management, but become openly hostile with management and they would be coddled. I would observe the quality of their work and see how many people would have to work to correct their work, and yet they kept their jobs and had promotions ready for them if they wanted them.

I would see white employees who had trouble doing the job go under training one, two, and up to three times until they would be transferred to an easier position or have a position created for them. These opportunities were never afforded equally to black employees.

The Human Resources clerk at the time was a black male and he had access to the pay scale of all employees. He stated he became so disgusted at the enormous pay disparity he resigned. He said he simply couldn't work at Wingspan Portfolio Advisors anymore making less than white guys who had less experience and who had just started to work there.This is what many employees did. They just quit. The few who dared to complain had their days numbered. They would quietly be dismissed.

There was not just a little double standard at Wingspan Portfolio Advisors. There was an enormous double standard at Wingspan Portfolio Advisors. This was whispered about in circles by the black employees. We could see what was happening. However, many of us simply wanted to keep our jobs and Wingspan was the type of company that if you complained of racism, they would find a way to terminate you. For any reason. Justin Belter did this to other employees. He watched one black female until she came to work late one minute and he walked over and terminated her employment. On the spot. She had been a good worker. But she had taken exception to the way Melanie Pellegrino had yelled at her and she was tired of the verbal abuse. This was all it took to remove her. This showed the rest of us that we were not expected to have any dignity while working at Wingspan Portfolio Advisors.

These guys were extremely dirty. Very underhanded and cut throat and racist. They held racist biases against blacks, were uncomfortable working with blacks, and were suddenly, thanks to Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, in powerful positions where they managed black employees and where they could act out on their biases and prejudices and wield undue influence in the lives of their black employees. There was a LOT of verbal abuse. Racist jokes. With blacks being referred to once by Melanie Pellegrino as "roaches" and of course Justin Belter calling a black male coworker a "Nigger" forcing the guy to storm out the building.

Yet these guys were promoted. They were white males in Texas and of course they could do no wrong. No one can tell me that there is not a double standard in Texas. Blacks are at the bottom of the Totem Pole when it comes to Promotions, Hiring, Pay, etc. I know that there are good companies out there, however, I do strongly believe that what I experienced while working at Wingspan Portfolio Advisors is reflective of the work experience of many minorities, especially black minorities, who work in the state of Texas. I initially thought that Dallas would have been different. If this is as "good as it gets" in Texas, then I might as well get the hell out because I can't imagine being someplace where the racism is any worse.

I was wrong to believe that the lone one or two black faces in management, that you will find at any company in Texas or otherwise, meant that the company was inclusive of blacks. This is often not the case and these "lone rangers" who have been selected to grace the offices of management at these companies are usually just "Tokens". Tokens to be propped up before a court to show that the company can't possibly be racist. In Wingspan's case there was Kevin Conn. Yet Wingspan was very racist and unbelievably it was usually Kevin Conn they went to and ordered to perform very questionable terminations and other employment related matters when it came to the black employees. This earned Kevin Conn the reputation of a "Snake" in black circles.

I never did get comfortable working under Justin Belter, Melanie Pellegrino or Jason Dickard, because these guys would look at me and other black workers like a deer looks at Headlights. They were clearly uncomfortable working with black people. I now believe, looking back, that they had honestly never really been around blacks. They seemed very uncomfortable and would stand at a distance and stare at us.

I would often see Jason Dickard as well, walking the floor, with a scowl on his face, looking side to side, from black employee to black employee. This too made me very uncomfortable. But I labored on. The black employees of Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, I can honestly say, put forth five times the work as white employees, who were largely nonchalant and laid back. They would play. They would joke with each other. They would come to work out of dress code all the time. And we would later hear that they had been promoted. There would be no fan fare. Just whispers.

The racism at Wingspan Portfolio Advisors was "insidious". It was deeply rooted. Sometimes overt. Very subtle. The constant promotions of the lesser qualified white candidates would be whispered about. This was done on purpose. The company knew what it was doing. This hurt a lot of black employees deeply. Probably more deeply than the pay disparity which was also taking place at Wingspan Portfolio Advisors. I can honestly say that on this one, HR was complicit in the racism because every white employee that started at Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, many of them right out of college, working alongside black employees who also held college degrees and had years of mortgage experience as well, started off at a much higher pay rate than what we were earning.

These white employees were open about their salaries. They must have thought we all were making what they were. They were naive. Or maybe they weren't and they simply didn't care about the company being sued because of the pay disparity.

The problem with the HR Director going directly to Mr. Justin Belter, who was in his mid 20's at the time, far younger than many others he "managed" who also happened to have far more experience than he did in "everything" pretty much was that Mr. Belter was friends with several of the white males and he was uncomfortable with blacks. Justin Belter also had a reputation for being openly hostile to black employees, even referring to one black male as a "Nigger" forcing the guy to explode and quit on the spot. This resulted in many of the individuals getting promoted, as stated above, having less qualifications than blacks. Some of these people could barely speak a coherent sentence.

At Wingspan Portfolio Advisors my white coworkers were consistently moved ahead of me, and not just me, but many other minorities with relative ease. The position I had applied for with several other highly qualified black candidates went to a white G.E.D. recipient who had a criminal background, absolutely no mortgage experience and who "enunciated" like she was educated in the back of a Barn; and to boot she had an absolutely awful attitude. She was argumentative with everyone and nasty with everyone. Go Figure.. She won out for the promotion over several minority candidates who had more qualifications than her in every category one could imagine.

This is what we experienced working as black employees for Wingspan Portfolio Advisors. SHEER RACISM. 

I take it that very small, redneckish companies work far different than the much larger established ones where one's merit, experience and education holds more weight.

After Being Allowed to Play God with the Career Advancements of many of his higher (than himself) qualified minority subordinates, this guy jet sets off to a beach in Mexico.. When the vast majority of minorities working for Wingspan were without vacation time, sick time, health insurance and where we were constantly threatened if we missed "One Day" of work we would be terminated. Yet this guy starts with all the rest of us and because he is one of the "FEW" white guys working at Wingspan at the time, he is essentially quickly promoted to be an Overseer of all the rest of us who were even more highly qualified than he was..


If you are one of the JP Morgan Folks out of Florida, Welcome to the Texas Way of Doing Business.
Wingspan Portfolio Advisors is again, a "very" small company where the management team are all related and very insulated from policies, rules and procedures other team members down the chain have to follow.

For the HR director to essentially overlook my qualifications, so that my lesser (than myself) qualified manager could pick and choose which "favorites" would get promoted showed that you cannot expect fairness at this company.

No matter the lies they consistently give in those meetings they have every 15 minutes which are often about nothing, where they often repeat what they said in the meeting 15 minutes prior; don't believe a word of it. These guys can't be trusted to do what's right. It's just a bunch of classless rednecks parading around as cultured and educated individuals and this couldn't be farthest from the truth.

My Racist Company Fires Minorities. What Can I Do About It?

by CBSNews

Dear Evil HR Lady, I work for a small family business where HR functions are handled by accounting and the department manager. I manage a very small workforce that contributes a great deal to the bottom line. I have recently conducted interviews for a position that is soon to be available. The problem is that the best candidate is a minority, and the owners of the business are racist. They are not overtly racist, they just put the microscope on every minority I hire, especially minority women. My direct supervisor is not a member of the family, but everyone else above me is. I feel that I would not be helping this candidate to hire her since I can guarantee that I will be asked to terminate her before her probationary period ends for "unsatisfactory performance." If I do not hire because my higher ups are racist, then am I guilty of discrimination? I have decided to hire the most qualified person, who is a minority, but I can count the calender days until I am instructed to terminate. What do I do?

Well, this is a sticky situation, isn't it? If the economy were humming along at full speed, I'd tell you to forget about these losers you work for and find a new job. Employers who don't treat their employees fairly soon end up without any good employees, because the good ones leave. That will happen to these people eventually, but in a bad economy, it's easier to keep people who normally wouldn't put up with you. However, I would start looking for a new job anyway because this isn't a place you want to be associated with.

But for the here and now, you need to take control of the situation. Your department contributes to the bottom line. That means other people are dependent upon your work for their paychecks. That gives you some leverage. Let's use it.

First, you need to have clear, objective, quantitative measures for success. This is a critical point. It needs to be established, in writing, what is expected of the new hire. Personally, I'm a fan of SMART objectives. These are objectives that are:

S--Specific M--Measurable A--Achievable R--Relevant T--Time Frame

Once you've written these up, get them approved by your boss and (to be safe) your boss's boss, who is part of the racist family. You need to have their approvals in writing, so that when the time comes you can effectively defend your new hire. Be careful with the SMART objectives: Make sure they're what you want to live and die by, because you'll have to do just that.

With the SMART job objectives in hand, go ahead and make an offer to your best candidate. Go over the details with her and explain that in the past many people have been terminated during the probationary period. Explain that these objectives are new, that they are designed to make sure everyone is on the same page, but again, that other people have been terminated during the probationary period. (And not that you asked, but I really dislike probationary periods. Having a probationary period says, "There will become a time in which you are no longer an at-will employee," but we'll deal with that some time in the distant future.)

To be fair to the candidate, you need to let her know that there is a possibility she'll be terminated. This is especially important if she's leaving another job. Explain that this is not going to be an easy job and that the family sometimes has a hard time accepting outsiders.

Then bring the candidate on board and work with her to make sure she meets the SMART objectives. If the powers that be want to fire her, you'll have solid evidence in your little hand that she has met all of the objectives. When they say, "But it's the probationary period, we can fire anyone at any time," you can say, "Yes, that's true, but this function is critical for the bottom line of the company. If I terminate someone who is clearly meeting the objectives we all agreed on, it's going to look like racial or gender discrimination. If she sues, we'll most likely lose, because how would we defend ourselves? Terminating her would be a poor business move, since she is meeting all the objectives."

Using the "we" form instead of "you" will help soften the blow that you're telling these people they're racist idiots. In fact, they probably won't pick up on it. All you're saying is that it "looks" like discrimination. If they still insist that she be terminated, this is where you need to draw your line in the sand. You need to refuse to terminate the person.

If the family wants to terminate, fine. But, don't you dare be the one who delivers the news. Why? Because often a defense in discrimination lawsuits is that the company can't possibly be racist/sexist/ageist/whateverist because the same person who hired did the firing. The argument is that if there were a problem with illegal discrimination, the person never would have been hired in the first place. Don't give them the opportunity to hide behind you.

I realize that this opens you up for termination. This stinks. But remember, you're a strong contributor to the bottom line. Remind them of that. Stand firm. Don't give in to the temptation to do something wrong to preserve yourself. Sometimes, you've just got to do what's right. News Link
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Wingspan Portfolio Advisors Sued For Discrimination, Retaliation & Abuse of Its Black Employees

Denny et al v. Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, LLC

Plaintiffs:Roslyn Denny  and Bonita Winslow 
Defendant:Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, LLC
Case Number:3:2011cv01094
Filed:May 24, 2011
Court:Texas Northern District Court
Office:Dallas Office
Presiding Judge:Sidney A Fitzwater
Nature of Suit:Labor - Other Labor Litigation
Cause:28:1332 Diversity-Employment Discrimination
Jurisdiction:Federal Question
Jury Demanded By:


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Mercantile Bank Sued By Multiple Black Businesses For Discriminatory Treatment In Loan Servicing Tactics

Apparently the Bank worked with struggling white business owners. But YANKED the loans for Black Business owners without affording them equal treatment when they struggled. 

Mercantile Bank of Michigan Accused of
Discriminating Against Black Business Owners
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Mercantile Bank denied allegations that it discriminated against black business owners.

It asked that federal lawsuits against the bank be dismissed.

The bank is in the process of responding to 10 lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court alleging the bank sought to increase minority lending then took a "zero tolerance approach" when borrowers struggled.

The bank denied discriminating against black-owned businesses in the Grand Rapids area and said that those that failed were among many across the nation stung by the 2008 financial crisis.

The black business owners claimed that the bank worked with struggling white business owners but called in loans of black owners. The bank "purged" its minority business owners after targeting minorities with billboards, advertising and loan officials working in the community, the lawsuits said.

Jeremiah "Jerry" White Jr., who owned Reflections LLC, a beauty salon, and four residential properties, is among the black owners.

His attorney claimed the "bank aggressively yanked the loans back – leaving the borrowers and their businesses in far worse shape than if they had never created a relationship with Mercantile at all."

White obtained a $1 million loan in 2005 to build on Madison Avenue. He ran into trouble in 2008. He felt backed into a corner, handed over the keys to his properties then filed bankruptcy the next year, attorney Jordan Hoyer said.

The bank said White decided he couldn't make payments in 2008. He handed the keys to his property to the bank and stopped making payments. The bank sold the collateral but it didn't cover money he owned. The bank obtained a judgment against him.

"Mr. White declared bankruptcy – without listing any claim against Mercantile as an asset – and obtained a discharge from his debts," attorney Molly McManus wrote in court documents.

"Now, six years later, Mr. White and his former business, Reflections, LLC, contend that Mercantile would have worked with them had they been white, but refused to do so because he is black."

Black Female Employee Sues Fiat Chrysler Automobiles For Racial Discrimination After Series Of 'Monkey Incidents' At Workplace

Unbelievable Racism. Nothing new to Amerikkka.

The woman was catcalled in the office using "monkey sounds" and had 'inflatable Monkeys' left at her desk. She was asked if her breast milk tasted like 'chocolate milk' and if she lived in the 'ghetto'. She even had a hangman's noose hung up at the company Christmas tree..

And white people wonder why it's so hard for blacks to work for them. They actually wonder about why black people would rather be unemployed then come into their ultra racist environments to be dehumanized in every way. Every day. What the fuck America. These people at Chrysler were as bad as Wingspan Portfolio Advisors. I wonder will the Execs of Wingspan, who took the company down the TUBES, pull the same shit at Agility 360 in Carrollton, TX.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sued For Racial Discrimination

When clay design sculptor Valarie Davis found an inflatable monkey draped over her cubicle wall at the Fiat Chrysler Automobile headquarters in Auburn Hills, the discovery was nothing new.

For a decade, Davis, who is black, says her co-workers at the Auburn Hills-based automaker engaged in racial discrimination while management turned a blind eye.

According to a federal lawsuit filed last week, Davis, 47, of Grosse Pointe, claims company officials did nothing to curb her co-workers’ racist behaviors, which often involved the use of a monkey in several incidences from 2004 to this year.

“How much can a person tolerate before they do something,” Troy-based attorney Shereef Akeel said. “It’s intolerable. It’s outrageous.

“An employee can only do so much to report discrimination. ... It’s incumbent upon human resources to ensure employees are working in a hostile-free environment.”

Included in the lawsuit, filed Oct. 26 in the Eastern District court in Detroit, includes 13 photos of the alleged incidents.

“(They) speak volumes,” Akeel said.

The suit says the company and its employees “engaged in horrific, discriminatory conduct.”

Davis was hired in 2000 and the incidents began some four years later when co-workers began using “monkey call” devices to make a whistling noise and referred to her as “chicky monkey.” A co-worker also once asked Davis if her breastmilk would taste like chocolate milk. Others also asked Davis, who lived in Detroit at the time, if she lived in “the ghetto.”

In 2013, co-workers began placing monkeys, stuffed and inflatable, in and around Davis’ cubicle, according to the lawsuit. One of the toys was wrapped in Christmas lights similar to a noose.

“We have at least 11 different monkeys,” Akeel said.

In at least one other incident, Davis’ co-workers imitated attorney Johnnie Cochran’s infamous line from the O.J. Simpson murder trial from the mid 1990s — “if the glove does not fit, you must acquit,” according to the suit.

A company spokesman said Monday afternoon Fiat Chrysler had not been served with the lawsuit, but issued a statement:..........

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Spirit Airlines Accused of Racism After Kicking Black Families From Flight After White Flight Attendant Expressed "Fear" For Her Safety

LOS ANGELES -- Several passengers kicked off a Spirit Airlines plane at Los Angeles International Airport Monday night accused a flight attendant of discrimination, reports CBS Los Angeles. The travelers said they were singled out and booted off the aircraft because they are black.

"I'm really humiliated just for the simple fact that you hear about this type of stuff happening in America, discrimination issues and stuff like that, but to actually experience it first-hand... " said passenger Alexandria Wright.

Witnesses told CBS Los Angeles the passengers were removed from Flight 868 after a white flight attendant accused a member in the group of being a threat.

But cell phone video provided by Wright shows the man involved in the dispute over the seat telling police there were witnesses to prove the flight attendant had been rude.

In a statement to CBS News, Spirit said, "Four passengers became unruly and were causing trouble with other passengers. Flight crew asked them to stop. When they did, not law enforcement was called and they were removed from the flight."

CBS Los Angeles put the number of passengers shown the door at 6, as did one of the irate passengers....

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Blacks Have Lost Ground In Every Economic Category Under President Obama

President Obama Pays Millions In Reparations To Descendants of Jewish Holocaust Victims, But Doesn't Give One Penny To Descendants Of Black Slaves

White People would never allow President Obama to recognize the descendents of black slaves. Black Americans are the poorest racial group in America. However, the President Gives Millions to the descendants of Jewish Holocaust Victims. Why? Because they are financially struggling in America.

I invite the President to visit any number of black neighborhoods within this country that are struggling with poverty. Even Dallas, TX has a disproportionately high amount of poverty in its black neighborhoods. What is the President Thinking?

Polaris Marketing Group Executive Gerod Roth And Coworkers, Fired After Making Racist, Insulting Facebook Comments About Black Coworkers Child

Per the AtlantaBlackStar, Geris Hilton (whose real name is Gerod Roth)  has been terminated from his position at Polaris Marketing Group after a picture he posted on his page spurred hurtful and racially-charged comments about a co-worker’s Black child.

The company released a statement via Facebook to address Roth’s termination:

Hilton and his friends decided to make racist “jokes” at the child’s expense in the post.

Since the photo has gone viral, one of the commenters, Emily Irene Red, has allegedly been fired as well.

The child has been identified by his mother Sydney as Cayden Jace. She took to her Facebook page to express her gratitude for all of the support she has received.

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Pilgrim's Pride Corporation Sued For Discrimination Against Black Employee

The only way to force these devils to treat us right is to sue them. 
Lawsuits are the only 'reasoning' they will consider. 

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation SUED for Racial Discrimination Against Black Employee

A six-year employee of Pilgrim's Pride Corp. is requesting a jury trial in a six-count employment discrimination case. 

In a complaint filed July 10 in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas, Carl R. Titus charged the company with race discrimination, color discrimination, disparate treatment employment discrimination, disparate impact employment discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation and failure to promote. Titus' attorney filed the claim under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

According to the complaint, in 2009 Pilgrim's Pride hired Titus, an African-American, as a shop attendant in its Mount Pleasant location. In the last few years, however, Titus noticed more and more discriminatory actions against him, including derogatory racial comments, reduction of hours, negatively changing his working conditions, and failing to promote or pay him the same as his counterparts. In addition, Titus asked the company several times about securing a promotion, with his attempts thwarted each time, he claims. The lawsuit states that non-black employees with less experience, education and seniority were promoted over him. He further says the company never explained why it was acting in this manner toward him and him only, the complaint states.

In addition to a trial by jury, Titus is also requesting punitive damages totaling $75,000 as well as expenses and attorney fees......

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White Woman Tells Nigerian Immigrant 'You're Upset Because You Guys Use To Be Slaves' (VIDEO)

No shit. I'm not making this up.

Racist White Woman At IHOP Invokes Donald Trump, And Calls Hispanic Woman 'Trash' after demanding she 'Speak English' (VIDEO)

White Hitleresque Heffa is not too bright is she?

Texas Ranger Nathan Ener Threatens to Shoot Black Lives Matter Marchers (VIDEO)

Texas Cop Nathan Ener Threatens to Shoot Black Protesters ON THE SPOT... and he still walks free. So much for fairness in America. (VIDEO)

Nathan Ener still walks free after making a terroristic threat against black people. Yet black lives matter activist Carlos Hollins was quickly arrested and is being held on a $250,000 dollar bond after doing the same against whites on twitter. Yet this man, this 'Texas Cop', Nathan Ener,  still walks free.

He's also mad because his daughter 'Ashley' released a statement admitting she dates black men.

Retired, Racist Texas Cop Nathan Ener Loses It When Told His Daughter Likes Black Men By Black Panther (Video)

Nathan Ener Precipitated This Exchange By Posting A Youtube Video Where he threatened the lives of Black Lives Matter Activists, and ALL BLACK LIVES, and then cocking his gun in a youtube video. Why is this man still free? Yet police quickly arrested a black male Carlos Hollins and charged him with making terroristic threats for threatening white people on twitter. Carlos Hollins is being held on a $250,000 dollar bond. However, this white guy, Nathan Ener, threatens blacks and still walks FREE. So much for 'fairness' in AmeriKKKa.

Video showing Texas Cop Nathan Ener Threatening Black People Below.

Was Virginia Shooter Bryce Williams The Victim of Racist Workplace Bullying? Alison Parker, Adam Ward Both Come From Racist, KKK Infested Parts of Virginia

Do we come to work with a chip on our shoulder? No. The bags of chips are at work and they just open it up and eventually dump it over our heads. It doesn't matter what we do. We can be the most buck dancing token coon at the workplace. Eventually someone, or a clique is gonna test us to try to get a reaction. They do this knowing that if we react, we will get fired. Anything we do to defend ourselves from workplace bullying alienates us. And there is no legal recourse for workplace bullying. Bullying co-workers on the job is completely legal. 

Above all, you can't win for losing with white people anywhere. You are scorned for being a failure, slighted for being successful and scorned for being more successful than them.

Virginia Shooter Bryce Williams didn't have a chip on his shoulder because if he did he would have gone to the station and shot it up. This was personal. I'm also not surprised the station would say this about him which is typical. Have we ever heard of white mass shooter having a chip on their shoulders when they shoot up schools, movie theaters and churches? No we don't. This is the MO of these people when it comes to their wrong doings to people of color. 

What is the number one thing they say to people of color when they treat us like crap? Get over it. It would be to easy for me to do what they did to him by saying what they said about him, like the fact Alison Parker comes from Martinsville Virginia which has a large population of KKK members and is the headquarters for the KKK and Adam Ward is from Salem Virginia which is also a racist part of Virginia. They're a product of their environment.... But hey, I digress....

Alison Parker, Adam  Ward Murdered by Bryce Williams Over Purported Racial Comments
He got educated just to be discriminated, and they let it all happen. 
Getting fired probably drove him to insanity.

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'Non-Racist' White Man Says He Will 'Show His Racist Ways' If Street Is Renamed For Martin Luther King Jr.

A Louisiana man claims he's not racist, but if his community moves forward with a plan to rename a half-mile stretch of road for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he says he will reveal his "racist ways."

Just Imagine If Donald Trump Was a Black Man...

Who acted just like DONALD TRUMP. America would go NUTS.

Donald Trump always says he 'loves suing people' and he's a 'pro at suing people'

And his white supremacist crowd says NOTHING...

But a black  man can file a complaint of racial discrimination and the white supremacist crowd begins HOWLING.

Those blacks want this and that for 'free', etc.

Ahh... Racism.

Racist Donald Trump Supporter Tells Univision Anchor, Jorge Ramos, To "Get Out Of My Country"


What's the HIDDEN Story surrounding Vester Flanagan's termination. The termination that drove him to take the life of these two reporters? What is the CBS News station HIDING.

They can't be trusted. The man says he was subjected to horrendous racial discrimination in a lawsuit he filed against the station. He was PUSHED OUT. This was RETALIATION.

I don't condone what he did. But I UNDERSTAND IT. If 'HE' dies, may 'HE' rest in peace.

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Virginia Shooter Bryce Williams, aka Vester Lee Flanagan, Sued CBS News Station For Racial Discrimination, Repeatedly Calling Him "Monkey"

The Resistance This is their biggest fear that we will do to them as they have done to us. It's case of projection: they accuse us of having a chip on our shoulders but in reality it is them who have the biggest chip - the inability to live with people who are different from them (their lack of color).

Actually, it seems that every time a black woman or man has confidence or is confident in his or her abilities, he or she is interpreted as arrogant or to have a chip on their shoulders. The fact of the matter is, white people (not all) often feel threatened when black men and women carry themselves in a way which illustrates a consciousness of self worth and/or value.

Bryce Williams aka Vester Lee Flanagan
I'm not surprised. There is always a 'hidden story' to these disgruntled employee stories that make the news for the employee shooting others. Black people wake up. Please. I have worked around whites and they are sneaky as shit. They will do the dirtiest damn shit to you and act all innocent and when you become angry they quickly yank the rug from under you. Putting your ability to provide for your family in jeopardy. They are not fair. They will never be fair. If you don't believe me.. Look back at HISTORY. There is no greater teacher of human nature than HISTORY.

I'm now listening to CNN talk to the station and the station is doing its part to SLAM this man. Calling him 'disgruntled'. Well duh... I would be disgruntled too if I had endured racial discrimination, been called MONKEY repeatedly as this man suggested in his lawsuit and then had the rug yanked out from under me.

That would make ANYONE angry.

This is why we need BLACK MEDIA. We need to support BLACK MEDIA. DO NOT SELL OUT when the white guys come offering millions to buy you out and change the platform. We need a space of our OWN where we can talk FREELY about the racism we face in this country.

I do not feel sorry for the reporters who lost their lives. They are merely casualties in a growing race war. An economic race war.

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White Americans Once Used Black Babies As 'Alligator Bait'

This is why we refer to white people as 'DEVILS'. 

Black Historian recounts what he was told by an elderly white Floridian about how his grandfather and others would steal black babies off of the slave plantations when their mothers were working the fields and take them out to the river, tie a rope around their necks and torsos and throw them in the river as 'alligator bait'. He said the babies would thrash and scream and that this would immediately attract the alligator who would swallow the child 'whole'. They would then drag the alligator to shore, and hit in the head with a pick axe and then take his skin to make wallets, purses, etc. and the meat. This was sometimes done several times a night to hunt 'bull alligators' which were alligators weighing up to 800 pounds.  He said the children that were used would be 'infants' to 'toddler' age. 

This occurred  in many parts of the South and for a prolonged period of time. 

White Texas Cops Hold Down Black Woman, And Repeatedly Force Their fingers into her vagina during traffic stop

All to search for an ounce of marijuana.. And its all apparently LEGAL for Police to GANG RAPE a CIVILIAN in the State of Texas. (So long as that civilian is black)

(CNN) A woman says a sheriff's deputy in Texas stripped her naked in a gas station parking lot and administered a cavity search of her genitals because of suspicions she was in possession of marijuana.

"It was embarrassing, degrading," Charnesia Corley told CNN's Don Lemon on Thursday. "I felt low, I felt helpless."

The incident happened during a traffic stop in June in Harris County. A male sheriff's deputy pulled Corley over and then searched her car after saying he smelled marijuana in it, she said.

After finding nothing, she said, he called a female officer out to search Corley.

"They took me around to the side of my car, and she tells me, 'Pull your pants down,'" Corley told CNN.

Corley, who was handcuffed, said she told the female deputy that she didn't have any underwear on.

The female deputy replied that it didn't matter, pulled Corley's pants down and then told her to bend over, Corley told CNN.

"I bent over and she proceeded to stick her fingers in me, and I popped up immediately and I told her, 'No! What are you doing? You can't do that to me,' she said.

'"I felt like they raped me'

The deputy told her that she could do what she wanted because it was a narcotics search, according to Corley.

After Corley resisted, another female deputy was apparently called to complete the search.

"I felt like they raped me," Corley told CNN.

Her attorney, Samuel Cammack III, said that what the deputies did in the middle of a parking lot was unconstitutional.

"It wasn't a strip search, it was a manual cavity search," he told CNN.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that it was unable to comment on the matter "until the completion of an ongoing internal affairs investigation, and pending the status of civil litigation."

"We anticipate that the office of Inspector General will share their findings with Sheriff Ron Hickman in accordance with state law and civil service procedures in the near future," the statement said.

But Harris County Sheriff's spokesperson Thomas Gilleland told CNN affiliate KTRK last week that the deputies did everything as they should.

Gilleland said one deputy wrote in the report that Corley said they could "strip search her if I needed to."

Corley denied that she had given them her consent.

Corley believes it was discrimination

Cammack said the district attorney's office has dropped charges against his client. According to KRTK, Corley had been charged with two misdemeanors: resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.

CNN wasn't immediately able to reach the district attorney's office for comment early Friday.

Corley, who is African-American, told CNN that she believed the deputies discriminated against her.

She said the male deputy was white, the first female deputy who arrived on the scene was African-American and the second was white.

Cammack said he wasn't sure he'd go as far as to call what happened discriminatory.

"It's more about police conduct, I think, than it is race," he told CNN.

CNN's Joe Sutton contributed to this report.


And some even barred black realtors who were trying to show the home to white buyers as well..
Damn.. Talk about being racist. WHAT THE CRAP IS WRONG WITH WHITE PEOPLE!?
 Lord Help Us Jesus. 

Real state agents Leslie Hammond, left, and Cheryl Hilton say they encounter bias
all too frequently from other agents and homeowners

When Leslie Hammond became a real estate agent in 1993, some of her clients were first-time buyers moving out of the North End's old Stowe Village housing project.

The stories she would hear — and the people she met — let her know that when it comes to real estate, we haven't come very far. Even today, real estate agents are steering clients to (and away from) particular neighborhoods. White homeowners refuse to sell — or even show — property to African American or Hispanic clients. Landlords refuse to show rentals to Section 8 clients. The list is long, disheartening — and illegal.

People should be allowed to live where they choose. Ethical real estate agents do not serve as gatekeepers for neighborhoods or communities. They show clients the range of housing available.

Hammond and another agent, Cheryl Hilton, have been pushing for more mandatory fair housing training for their profession. Every two years, real estate agents and brokers are required to take 12 hours of training in topics such as realty security, listings and short sales. Fair housing law training has been tucked into a three-hour course on general real estate law, but other states — among them Ohio, Massachusetts and New York — have a separate training for fair housing.

I thought everyone is encouraged to sign a buyers agreement, I know I was.

On Wednesday, Hilton, Hammond and Erin Kemple, Connecticut Fair Housing Center's executive director, testified at the Connecticut Real Estate Commission to ask for more training. Commissioners acted surprised — and angry — at the ignorance behind the discriminatory practices the women discussed. They also seemed anxious to address the issue, and will return to it at the next meeting in October.

This is acutely important in segregated Connecticut. A February report from Connecticut Voices for Children said that in this state, a typical black student attends a school where the student body is 71 percent students of color, while Hispanic students attend schools that are 65 percent students of color. Meanwhile, white Connecticut students tend to attend predominantly (75 percent) white schools.

Segregated schools reflect segregated neighborhoods. Though the Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination based on things like race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion and familial status, the reality is that this stuff still happens. In Connecticut, other protected classes include ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, income, and gender identity or expression.

"There's been two times in my career where I've gone to the home, and the homeowner was there, but they wouldn't let me in," said Hilton. "My clients are white. I'm black. The agent was like, 'I'm so sorry.' 'So sorry' is not enough."

As the video below shows, racism in home buying has been around a long time.

Kemple's Connecticut Fair Housing Center just published a three-year study that looks at how our real estate market treats African Americans and Latino/Hispanics looking for housing in Connecticut. The report found, among other discriminatory practices:

•Less favorable treatment for African American testers in more than 75 percent of home sales tests. In rental tests, African American testers received less favorable treatment 55 percent of the time.

Latinos were treated less favorably than Caucasians in 61 percent of tests statewide, and in 73 percent of the tests in New Haven County.

Housing providers made it clear in 71 percent of the tests that they would not make housing available to a person unless he or she could prove that he or she could live independently.

"Even when they go into a real estate agency, have similar income and credit scores, and are pre-approved, there are still differences in the way they're treated," Kemple said. Her office found that compared to white testers, African American testers had to go to multiple appointments and often couldn't get a call back from realty offices. Black testers also had to sign a buyer's agreement — when white testers didn't. Sometimes, when black testers were allowed to see a house, they were asked for a photo ID.

Too often, in their enthusiasm to rent or sell, property owners ask real estate agents to do things those agents legally shouldn't. Ignoring the law gets in the way of a real estate agent's true purpose, Hilton says.

"With real estate, we are building community," Hilton said. "We are not selling homes. We're building community." Tough to do that through the fog of discrimination.

Susan Campbell teaches at Central Connecticut State University and Manchester Community College. She is the author of "Dating Jesus: Fundamentalism, Feminism and the American Girl" and "Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker." Her email address is

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Lyndon B. Johnson On The Mentality of the 'Lowest White Man'

"If you can convince the lowest white man that he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll even empty his pockets for you.” 

- Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th U.S. President