BU Family Member Roosevelt King Makes A Stand!


BANGO Secretary General, Roosevelt O. King

Recently BU family member ROK was mentioned not in a very favourable light on another blog site. BU family members would have expected ROK not to cower but instead to react in the true tradition of his alma mater by Fighting Back!

Read what this is all about by visiting his most recent blog!

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279 Comments on “BU Family Member Roosevelt King Makes A Stand!”

  1. John September 15, 2009 at 11:18 PM #

    Pat // September 15, 2009 at 8:11 PM

    John is being pig headed. We have white family and near white family who disowned us.

    Check Bobby Morris’s article and you will see (in his concluding remarks) I am just heeding his exhortation:

    “The task of reconstruction of the lives of coloured and black leaders
    is part of the nation building exercise which is necessary in small
    developing nations. The mature middle class, secure in a legacy of
    property ownership, higher education and social, confidence should
    be expected to play important societal roles. Frank Appleton
    Collymore chose literacy and intellectual pursuits to make his
    contribution to our country’s development. He stands out as the most
    significant recent scion of these three elite coloured families.
    The task of preparing papers on the lives of other coloured and
    black families which made an impact on our country must be pursued
    in earnest.”


  2. John September 15, 2009 at 11:20 PM #

    …. and that’s why I participate vigourously in any “race” talk!!


  3. Hopi September 15, 2009 at 11:44 PM #

    Talk about men of courage. A brave man got to regain some degree of freedom today.

    Muntadeer Al-Zaidi..the Iraqi who, after stepping in the blood of the innocent and the violated retaliated by throwing those same shoes at the same blood-letter.

    Those shoes should be enshrined!


  4. ROK September 16, 2009 at 12:29 AM #



    “… anyway, tomorrow is another day.”

    Yes John, it is a question of character and broughtupsy. It is also a question of decency that you would not bring a man’s enemies to lunch with you because you are invited to lunch at his house.

    So what? Tomorrow is another day for you to post another link? The point is that we over here because we don’t want to be over there and you come bringing over there, here.

    You obviously think you have a right to do that… but you have the right to jump in the path of a speeding train too… so please do.

    I know, you ain’t man enough or brave enough. Of course you will probably translate that as foolish enough. So what? You foolish enough to bring over there, here though?

    I could excuse a stranger but not you. That was deliberate and you know it. Calculatedly so. I see you being loyal to them because they start a Barbados blog first. That is like a man keeping his afterbirth because it is what brought him into this world; or keeping eggshells because they had in the egg; or potato peels because they had in the potato.


  5. Gear Box September 16, 2009 at 5:47 AM #

    I’s a Mount gay dah don’ mine a lil’ Cock spur… wann gun run me…?



  6. John September 16, 2009 at 8:38 AM #

    “Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery … Today is a Gift … which is why it’s called the Present.” – Bill Keane.


  7. Rickey George September 16, 2009 at 8:53 AM #

    When I first read:
    David // September 13, 2009 at 9:16 AM
    ‘@BU family
    Remember the mantra, stay focussed!

    There are some who have close relationships with traditional media in Barbados i.e. calling the callin shows, sitting on talk show panels, writing in the Nation as a columnist etc. Their agenda is exposed.’ I thought this was just fuzzy logic. But on further thought it seems like a series of things that make no sense.

    So, we have Hartley Henry and Peter Wickham (relations with traditional media in Barbados).

    We have Tony Best, Rickey Singh, Elombe Mottley, Dennis Kellman and many more identifiables (calling the call in programs).

    We have Doug Skeete, David Commissiong, Sue Springer, Tony Johnson and many more (sitting on talk show panels).

    We have Peter Wickham again, De Market Vendor, Richard Hoad, B.C. Pires, Al Gilkes and several more (Writing in the Nation as columnists).

    What is their agenda–or that of any who happen to deal with the media–and what have you exposed?

    If you are trying to deal with people and help them think through issues to solutions, help us all along this tight rope.


  8. Bimbro September 16, 2009 at 11:41 AM #

    Dave, I asked u before. Perhaps, u did n’t notice so I’ll ask again; am I a ‘family member’ or is that privilege reserved for a seleck few!! an, how may I join!! I would like to be a family member, please, David!!


  9. kiki September 16, 2009 at 12:11 PM #


    You don’t have to say you are sorry
    For all the wrongs that you have done
    I don’t wanna hear a sad story
    Cuz the damage already done
    Oh the damage already done

    VERSE 1:
    Broken bones and wounds need tender
    Hang on brother man don’t despair
    (Hold on)
    Although we forgive
    Seven times seven
    Still the damage already done
    So much damage already done
    Stop and listen a while to meditation
    Going straight to your mind through ya
    wicked and wile
    Only way you can deal with this vibes is
    to free up ya soul and mind
    Yagga Yagga Yagga Yagga Yoi



  10. Bimbro September 16, 2009 at 2:48 PM #

    Wha dis kiki tauking bout?!!


  11. kiki September 16, 2009 at 3:27 PM #

    Sort Bim out for me


  12. kiki September 16, 2009 at 3:46 PM #

    Raid the Barn


  13. BRAIN POWER (BP) September 16, 2009 at 4:06 PM #

    I am bored of ROK
    Please ROK ! STOP POSTING SO MUCH on every thread.

    You bore me ROK
    Please ROK
    STOP using ROK and use your name -Roostervelt or Roossevelt or whatever your name is
    STOP ! posting so regular
    Go rest your brain -it is lacking power,

    EBeeNEZER——–Frig you —Your brain lacks power—-
    Bored of ROK and his wannabe side kick -BONNY PEPPA -and some more posters who I will name at a later date–PAT is one of them.


  14. Christopher Halsall September 16, 2009 at 4:22 PM #

    @BU Family…

    BRAIN POWER’s post above reminds me of a young child threatening to hold their breath until they pass out…

    I’ve got a roll of duct tape to help you along BRAIN POWER…

    Step right up….


  15. Bonny Peppa September 16, 2009 at 6:02 PM #

    Brain Power (Bare Pupp)
    Ya got ma cryinnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

    You run outta toys? Well go n play widya self. OK?

    You’re so handsome. Oh my Godddddd. You make me wanna ………………………


  16. Pat September 16, 2009 at 7:34 PM #

    @ Brain Power

    With all the BRAIN POWER, is that the best you can do? Why not write a brainy article for the blog. We eagerly await your epistle.


  17. Bonny Peppa September 16, 2009 at 10:15 PM #

    U mean e-‘piss’-le. Not epistle.


  18. robin hood September 16, 2009 at 10:30 PM #

    Hi Bonny,

    Check out the latest thread now at the top of BU tonight.

    bruno. :>))


  19. Adrian Hinds September 17, 2009 at 8:49 AM #

    In a previous posting I alluded to the possibility that those white bajans-canadians who frequent BFP most likely left Barbados at a time when white Bajans were either revered of feared by blacks. A time when equality was not in practice, and therefore their recent behavior on BU can be viewed in this context.

    I need not to be anymore convinced that we need to continue the discussion on race, but it is heartening to hear the words of the outgoing British High Commissioner.

    Some Bajan Canadians should read his words and pounder their own actions and activities.

    “Speaking to the DAILY NATION at the end of his tour of duty, Taylor said: “The history is difficult obviously because some terrible things happened here under ancestors of mine and from the UK, and those are things that are obviously unforgiveable”.



  20. John September 17, 2009 at 10:02 AM #


    For what its worth, you will find that besides the “black” and “white” sides people see

    and sometimes think they see

    there is also a human side to any problem and therein lies the solution

    …. at least I think so after my “few” short years of life!!


  21. Anonymous September 17, 2009 at 10:21 AM #

    @Adrian Hinds // September 17, 2009 at 8:49 AM wrote, ‘In a previous posting I alluded to the possibility that those white bajans-canadians who frequent BFP most likely left Barbados at a time when white Bajans were either revered of feared by blacks. A time when equality was not in practice, and therefore their recent behavior on BU can be viewed in this context.’

    That’s a mighty observation! How many other possibilities could you allude to? Is this the only one that fits your view? How about they just do not agree with much that is written here? Talk about making a peg fit a hole. Load of nonsense.


  22. Adrian Hinds September 17, 2009 at 11:42 AM #

    It is becoming the norm for me to understand what you have written as long as I do not think about it afterwards or God forbid I start to ponder the relationship of it as a response to what I said, and so it remains in a vacuum not to be linked to anything, I recently said. Be that as it may. Lol!


    To whom it may concern. :)

    I did not vote for Barack Obama. It has been my practice with Prime Ministers of Barbados, to support the chosen leader until the next opportunity comes along to review and decide if I should retain them or chose another. I have continued that tradition in the US with Presidents.

    This particular President presented me with another valid reason to support him.

    He is regarded as a Blackman much the same that I am, — it is but a skin thing. We live in a culture that as taken to viewing the actions of one person so define as indicative of all the others and so the stereotypes is maintained at all cost. Therefore, it appears.

    Certainly, there are legitimate reasons to objects to any number of things he has done.
    In my own case, I object to his healthcare bill in its original form. I object to his comments and the way he inserted himself into the Luis Gates/Sergeant Crowley tussle.

    It is arguable that his involvement in the Luis Gates issue gave impetus to those who at their core object to his Presidency simply base on his skin color, — to mount what is easily camouflaged as legitimate concerns. The Tea-party groups to my mind had many good points to their objections, but the various rally spokespersons, placards and signs displayed those stereotypes.

    In addition to this, I can find no good reason to support the hysteria and boycott of President Barack Obama’s speech to schoolchildren. No reasonable or clearly articulated objection has been tabled, so we are left with past best practices of other Presidents doing the same thing and to wonder why not this one. Dare we to ask, does his skin color have anything to do with it?

    Attended to this is the accusation by Glen Beck that a man whose mother is white, and who was raised by Whites and is considered black because his skin is black is a Racist. Does not Glen Beck’s accusation seem very similar to the recent actions by some out of Canada and on the BFP blog?


  23. John September 17, 2009 at 3:22 PM #


    I don’t follow Glenn Beck so can’t respond to your question.

    To be honest, I don’t even know what he looks like although I have heard his name used by others both

    … glowingly,

    …. and not so glowingly.

    I was trying to say that sometimes there are human explanations to much of what we see and reducing an observation to black and white simplifes and sometimes degrades a highly complex issue and can give a jaundiced view of life.


  24. BRAIN POWER (BP) September 17, 2009 at 4:34 PM #

    Chris Halitosis-

    I dont pay you any mind -You should wait till your trough put and then bubble in it. Putting your mouth in people business ! Be off !

    ROK bores me and that is a fact with his R.O.K name and his picture.Its time to change, bring something fresh (good advice) I am seriously bored and I hope that the blog administrator can see with and empathise with me because I will soon refuse to visit this blog .

    As for Bare Pupp also known as BONNY PEPPA , the less said about the pepper the better.

    As for Pat –
    PAT and BONNY PEPPA are sisters.
    Work out this formula :

    Take the P from PAT and add an R , drop the PEPPA from BONNY and then add them together and after switch them around and see what you get.

    You must have BRAIN POWER to work out this formula—
    CHRIS HALITOSIS (who is looking to buy friends) cant qualify_he lacks Brain Power.

    As a matter of fact –you all need BRAIN POWER. Some of you need Brain Powder and some of you need Gun Powder in your brains-not cialis or the other one —-yeah viagra.-
    old farts !


  25. kiki September 17, 2009 at 4:55 PM #

    1+2+3 is like A+B+C or do + reh + me

    BIM + BRO + BAM = BP + ADD

    (i.e. Angry Bimbro = Brain Power with Attention Deficit Disorder)


  26. Gear Box September 17, 2009 at 5:05 PM #

    I got brayin power doh..ya ya.. donkey’s ’bout hey know me good enuff



  27. Anonymous September 17, 2009 at 5:10 PM #

    How enlightening.


  28. Bimbro September 18, 2009 at 3:10 AM #

    kiki, I listened to the first few lines of the reggae ‘song’ u reference above and delivered my verdict on it of – bollocks!! Is that indicative of the quality of the posts u normally submit – bollocks?!!


  29. Bimbro September 18, 2009 at 3:13 AM #

    Dave, I’ still patiently waiting hay to be inducted into the hallowed, Barbadian, Hall of Family Member Fame!! How much longer will I need to wait, please?? I’m feeling left out at the moment and, as a normal Barbadian, I doan feel dat dat is fair!!


  30. kiki September 18, 2009 at 4:31 AM #

    Bim Bam what about yellowman
    ( champion entertainer )


    Out of hand them get out of hand


  31. Bimbro September 18, 2009 at 6:28 AM #

    Hi kiki, thanks for that! Yes, yellowman’s the boss!! R u Jamaican?!! and, if so, do u passa-passa!! and, if u do, do u wear pants!! U know the young ladies r getting very brazen (‘out a hand’) over there, these days!! Next, it’ll be spreading to Bim and we have a duty to protect our innocent, young things!!

    Also, kiki, did I tell u how I found out the real meaning of kiki?!! If ud like to know just ask me and I’ll tell u. It’s really funny!!


  32. Bimbro September 18, 2009 at 7:06 AM #

    kiki, if ur Jamaican, do u know what’s become of my darling Patra, the only black woman whose feet I’d b prepared to kiss, other than Rihanna’s!!


  33. Bajan Ackee September 18, 2009 at 7:53 AM #

    Bimbro, what about Millie Small with “My Boy Lollipop”, 1960’s??!


  34. Bimbro September 18, 2009 at 12:29 PM #

    Hi Bajan, that was a nice, little no. although she could n’t begin to compare with Patra for looks!! Wonder what became of her!!


  35. Anonymous September 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM #

    how are you
    whats happening in your neck of the woods


  36. Curtis Ziggs September 18, 2009 at 12:55 PM #

    Brain Power is well suited here. Yet another Jackass adding his bit to the rest.


  37. kiki September 18, 2009 at 1:25 PM #

    this tune (queen ifrica) is a bit patra-ish



  38. BRAIN POWER (BP) September 18, 2009 at 5:03 PM #

    This blog needs BRAIN POWER


  39. Bimbro September 18, 2009 at 5:34 PM #

    Hi kiki, yes, I c what u mean but u can’t beat my Patra, man!! What, r u a JA then?!! Find my darling’s ‘pull up to d bumper’ fuh me, if u can!! Raunchy stylee – black leather trouser suit, as well!! Sexy to die for!!



  40. kiki September 18, 2009 at 5:53 PM #

    Patra Pull up to the bumper


  41. KISSMYA September 18, 2009 at 6:40 PM #



  42. Bimbro September 19, 2009 at 12:40 AM #

    LOL, thank u kiki!! Had almost forgotten just how devastatingly, sexy my girl used to be!! Typical, sheer, unadulterated, sexy-girl, on legs!! Thanks to the JA lady and, u, kiki!!

    KISS, r u a church-minister? Then, close ur eyes!!



  43. Bimbro September 19, 2009 at 3:36 AM #

    KISS, on the subject of vulgarity, the handle you’ve chosen is not only vulgar but insulting. You’re lucky that I’m not David or your presence certainly would n’t be registered, here!!


  44. kiki September 19, 2009 at 6:19 AM #

    Lee Scracth Presents



    Going on the Underground
    Glory shots around
    Neighbors looking down
    Can you hear the sound
    of the Underground
    Blue on the Underground
    Green on the Underground
    Gold on the Underground
    Red on the Underground
    Glory shots around
    Neighbours looking down
    Can you hear sound of the Underground
    Reggae is the sound that is coming down


  45. Bimbro September 19, 2009 at 9:07 AM #

    EY, Chris!! Pull-up to me bumper bro!!


    It’s comforting to know ur not that way inclined!!

    Kiki, it’s a shame but I only know d first line of Patra’s song!! Not being Jamacian I can’t understand everything she says. Can u help with supplying some more of the lyrics for me?!! Only the decent ones though!! U know, David!! He’s a bit strick!!



  46. Bimbro September 19, 2009 at 9:08 AM #

    I wanna b able to sing it properly, myself, and try fee dance, like er!!



  47. Bimbro September 19, 2009 at 11:57 AM #

    Hi ki, thanks for the Lee Perry blast from the past! All this has put me in the mood for a party. What’s next on d turntable, bro!! Jes doan tell Dave!!

    How’s about some classic ‘Yellowman’!!


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