Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in the U.S., is an annual observance in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States. It began as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February, as well as in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Republic of Ireland] in October.
This year Arthur Natteal wishes to have a special celebration with a “Taste of Soul Food” at the Eco Center on February 8th with a Parade on the 9th. Chief Tracy Rodriquenz will be securing a special permit from the Department of Transportation to close off Highway 41 in advance whether or not Mr. Natteal may secure enough people to have the parade in White Springs.
Mr. Natteal also mentioned that there would be R and B performers in the ballfield to entertain everyone as well as securing the Mayor of Tallahassee, Arthur Gillum to speak as well as other speakers.
Mr. Natteal has grand ideas and had his R and B performers during a campaign where each person campaigning I believe, paid $40.00 to cover the cost of the stage sound system and the performers. And what was amazing is that other than the candidates and their friends, no one of the Citizenry showed up. I can’t imagine that that money won’t be involved because wherever Arthur goes, Money is required. Are these R and B performers going to perform for free? And as to Andrew Gillum, who will pay for his transportation and hotel as well as that for his entourage? I believe Mr. Natteal has some grandiose ideas but where will the money come from.
As to the taste of Soul Food, I hope that there will be enough people who can afford to supply the food for the event and of course, there will be a charge to everyone who attends.
It doesn’t matter because Arthur Natteal is a friend of Rhett Bullards and the Gang of Three so what cannot be afforded by the people, will be afforded by the Town.
And of course, Rhett Bullard agreed for the Town to Sponsor the event and stated the Town’s insurance will cover it like the Town Covered May Day. The only problem is that a rider or endorsement is required to add the event and it wasn’t done through the Florida League of Cities for the May Day event and it most likely will not be done for this event because our illustrious attorney doesn’t understand the liabilities imposed if the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust is not advised of this event. And if the FMIT declines any liability, I guess the citizens will have to pay for it.
Karin for the blog