No More Kilpatrick Columns on “Lavande & Chocolat Amer!” We’re On Strike Until The Trial!

The staff here at ‘Lavande & Chocolat Amer” have come to this sickening reality: We are sick and tired of being sick and tired of covering Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his never-ending and confusing antics. We are tired of trying to make some sort of sense out of the circus that is going on in Detroit. One reporter told us that “it is a real live zoo here in Detroit.”

We agree. That is why all of us here at “Lavande & Chocolat Amer” have decided to call a Kwame Kilpatrick “black out.”

Until the Kilpatrick-Beatty trial begins, we will no longer present stories about the embattled Detroit Mayor and the Detroit City Council. We do have one exception, however. The decision whether or not to remove the mayor that is to be handed down by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm WILL be reported. This is the only exception.

We at “Lavande & Chocolat Amer” made this collective decision because our personal opinions about the mayor and his legal issues was beginning to cloud our journalistic integrity and steal our time. “Lavande & Chocolat Amer” is an African American news and commentary site that prides itself in being objective, neutral and opinionated according to the principles of journalism. We are NOT a 24 hour Kwame Kilpatrick news wire service, of which we had slowly become.

So, no more Kwame until his and Christine Beatty’s perjury and criminal misconduct trial  in the Fall.

We’re on a “Kwame Kilpatrick Strike!”

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