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A recipe for disaster: Racism within the APD is still present among some of our police officers. When three young men get targeted, two white and one black, and the black man is thrown to ground after ordering wings, arrested, taken to jail, and the white men, who are in possession of a hand gun and marijuana, are told to stay away from ” these niggers” and go home…THAT IS NOT RIGHT! These events are true… In December of 2012, three young men were preparing for a local event in downtown Atlanta Georgia. Two of the men were Caucasian and the other an Afrikan, in America. The one Caucasian man was out of Miami, the other Caucasian man was out of Alabama, who is also the business partner of the Afrikan man, who is an Atlanta resident. The three men traveled in a black Mercedes truck, the Caucasian man from Miami driving, on a December evening, passing out fliers for their upcoming event. The Afrikan man noticed that the man from Miami had a hand gun and marijuana in the truck. He informed him that he could not be driving around with him while having possession of these items. He exclaimed, “You cannot do that here, Atlanta police don’t play”. The man from Miami responded, “Man, I’m white”. The Afrikan man then asked the man from Miami to take him home, but to first stop by a an establishment that sold wings. Once arriving, the Afrikan man got out of the truck and went to order his wings. As he exited, to wait for his order, while walking back to the truck, a team of police officers (possible SWAT) tackled the Afrikan man to the ground. He Afrikan man asked the officers what he did wrong, that he was just ordering wings. After checking the Afrikan man’s pockets and finding a roach, the officers told him that he was being arrested for having the roach. THEY NEVER READ HIM ANY “RIGHTS”. Once the officers had the Afrikan in the patrol vehicle they spoke briefly with the two Caucasian men, not checking them or their vehicle, and told them to stay away from the niggers, that they were taking them ALL down! Then they told them to go back to Miami. How are our young people ever going to trust the system when their are officers in authority such as these? Who is going to arrest the officers for such an injustice? Once the damage is done, it can’t be undone… oh, maybe an apology may be presented, after the time spent going to court, missing work, losing job, etc. Racism is still in existence, but how should it be addressed? If you have a comment, please post. If you would like to be a part of a solution and have a way you can help this young Afrikan man, even if it is just a word of encouragement… leave your contact information and someone will be in touch with you. The next court date is June 3, 2013.
THE HISTORY OF YPM COMPANY
Yeside’s Pyramid Mall Company, known as YPM Company, was conceived in 1907, became vision in 2010, and introduced in 2012.
YPM Company was founded by Mr. Freeman Watson III, born and raised in Arizona. At a very young age of twelve his family’s business collapsed due to the lack of enough marketing and advertising. Realizing, from his parent’s experience, that marketing and advertising was the most costly expense of a business, and that because the larger corporations had an advantage, they were more productive and became more successful, because they could afford the high costs of advertising. Mr. Freeman never forgot that feeling of insecurity and vowed that he would one day make a difference, by making marketing and advertising affordable for the small business… and thus became YPM Company.
While facing the challenges of creating new ideas and ways to help the small business owner tell the world about their business, Mr. Watson also realized the importance of connecting business owners, helping them to realize the importance of patronizing one another. He soon formed YPM Small Business Networking Events and an online Bartering Forum. Mr. Watson found these to be vital tools in increasing the small business profits and customer base, whether it be in sales or service.
YPM Company welcomes you to a marketing journey unlike any other you’ve experienced. Come enjoy the convenience of internet mall shopping without leaving your home, where some of the most unique shops and professional services are featured. YPM Company expects to promote a variety of unique shops and services internationally for shoppers to choose from as they navigate through the online mall.
When one becomes a merchant/member of YPM Company, their business is made available to patrons all over the world. The Company insures quality service to their members, and their primary goal is in getting business owners the exposure needed for a successful business. Merchants also have an opportunity to create their very own commercial that will post on the YPM Company site which will also be linked to the YPM’s YouTube Commercials.
The YPM Company is looking to be one of the next fortune 500 companies, and “THE” one stop internet shopping for computer, office supplies, apparel, electronics, and much more… made available to you by small businesses!
YPM Company’s directory is not limited to shopping alone. They offer a host of services such as real estate, health, legal, finance and transportation, just to name a few.
When shoppers click on the “Mall Entrance”, they enter into a mall of the shops and services of participating merchants. When clicking on the Shopping Center and then the Virtual Mall Directory, the shopper will be directed to either that merchant’s online billboard or their personal website, where the owner of that business has full control of all transactions.
Small businesses can pay as little as 21.99 for marketing and advertising advantages that the larger corporations pay thousands for by connecting with YPM Company. This service is an opportunity for small businesses to reach a broad range of customers by generating traffic directly to their “place of business” by way of the internet, using hundreds online marketing tools. Some examples are Yahoo, Google, GPS, Facebook, Twitter, CitySearch…
Besides the shops and services, shoppers can browse:
Ø Calendar of Events – where they can go to see upcoming events or have their special occasion posted
Ø Itty-Bitty World – a place for children to be entertained while parents shop (games, books, live storytellers by way of video etc.)
Ø Young Entrepreneurs – Youth who have established or looking to establish their own business
Ø Barter Connect – a forum for merchants/members to exchange wares of equal value
Ø Village News – information, education, and restoration for the community to take and pay forward
Ø Employment – “Create-A-Job” is a workshop held to assist the unemployed become self employed
Advertisers/Sponsors also may participate by purchasing ads to post on YPM Company’s site. The Company expects an unlimited amount of well-known high end stores to become sponsors, as we grow… including Wal Mart, Best buy, Staples, Big Lots, Brandsmart USA, Netflix, Anna’s Linens, but most importantly, YOU, the small business. These paid advertisers contribute to YPM Company by helping them to better finance the many ways they market and advertise for the small businesses.
YPM Company is a family friendly site, making available children and youth venues that will entertain the young people for hours.
MISSION: “To encourage self-employment, and help employ a community”
VISION: “Baby boomers and babies (youth), working for themselves, investing in self, and preparing to leave a legacy”
YPM’s Short Term Goal: Realistic video imagery and audio simulating the sounds of a mall where shoppers actually have the option of creating an avatar of one’s self, which makes their journey of the virtual shopping mall at Yesides-pyramid-mall.com a more lifelike experience. Shoppers in this case, have an advantage of not being subjected to congested traffic, bad weather, traffic, parking… or the lack of, and gas inflation, just to name a few.