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EMAIL RESPONSE FROM SHIRLEY Q. LIQUOR’S PERSONAL ASSISTANT:

You are absolutely PITIFUL! There’s always someone stirring the pot, and I’m sure glad it’s you this time…. I’m Shirley Q’s personal assistant. The fans and myself find it HYSTERICALLY funny all the time you put into this nonsense, when there are bigger issues to be faced (War, Terrorism, Unemployment, Homelessness). And isn’t it also funny that Chuck Knipp doesn’t solicit his act? PEOPLE BOOK HIM FAR IN ADVANCE, and the fans request his performances. I’m sure we’d all like to retire and not work any longer (you being the exception here with your nonsense).

THANK YOU JASMINE FOR YOUR HELP IN SELLING MORE CD’s THAN EVER! This FAR outweighed a live performance!

Tony
adw@bluegrass.net

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN KICKED OFF TO RETIRE SHIRLEY Q. LIQUOR FOR GOOD

A national campaign to retire white gay comedian Charles Knipp’s character Shirley Q. Liquor, a self described inarticulate Black woman on welfare with 19 kids, has been kicked off by activists after the success in canceling a scheduled performance in Los Angeles during Black History Month.

After an outcry from community activists in Los Angeles and a threatened protest in front of the venue for its prior refusal to cancel the offensive performance done in blackface, activists have now decided to launch a nationwide campaign to ban upcoming performances by Charles Knipp as Shirley Q. Liquor in New Orleans, Louisiana and Hartford, Connecticut, also scheduled for Black History Month.

An online petition has been launched to gather signatures in favor of banning the public performance of comedian Charles Knipp in blackface as Shirley Q. Liquor and activists have begun targeting venues that have booked Knipp to perform in New Orleans and Hartford with the goal of having the performance cancelled.

In an effort to support community activists in New Orleans and Hartford, protesters in Los Angeles have vowed to work with community leaders across the nation to assist in their efforts to cancel upcoming performances by Charles Knipp as Shirley Q. Liquor.

The petition to ban Shirley Q. Liquor is available online at http://www.petitiononline.com/blkface/petition.html.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION TO BAN SHIRLEY Q. LIQUOR.

PASSING THE TORCH, THE PROTEST CONTINUES

Charles Knipp is scheduled to perform in New Orleans on February 17 and Hartford, Connecticut on February 23.

Below, I’ve compiled a list of contacts for both cities including local media, the NAACP, and the City Council.  Hopefully someone there will take on the task of getting Knipp cancelled. 

New Orleans Show Details

Saturday, February 17, 2007
4PM Upstairs
The Bourbon Pub
801 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA
info@bourbonpub.com

Contacts for New Orleans

African-American Media

The New Orleans Tribune
The Voice for All of Us
2317 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Info@mckennapublishing.com
beverlymckenna@mckennapublishing.com

Louisiana Weekly Newspaper
P.O. Box 8628
New Orleans, LA 70182
Email:
info@louisianaweekly.com
edmund@louisianaweekly.com
rdh@louisianaweekly.com

Old School 102.9FM
The Home Team Morning Show
lbj.kmez@citcomm.com
kelder.kmez@citcomm.com
PYE@michaelbaisden.com
abraham.johnson@citcomm.com
Phone: 504-581-7002
Fax: 504-566-4857

NAACP

NAACP New Orleans Branch
234 Loyola Ave # 604
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 525-3130

New Orleans Mayor
Ron Nagin
1300 Perdido, Room 2E04
New Orleans, LA 70112
Pone:(504) 658-4900
Fax: (504) 658-4938

New Orleans City Council

Oliver M. Thomas, Jr.
President
City Hall, Room 2W50
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1070
Fax: (504) 658-1077
OMThomas@cityofno.com

Arnie Fielkow
(Vice-President)
(Councilmember At Large
City Hall, Room 2W40
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1060
Fax: (504) 658-1068
Email:AFielkow@cityofno.com

Shelley Midura
District A
City Hall, Room 2W80
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1010
Fax: (504) 658-1016
Email:SMidura@cityofno.com 

Stacy S. Head
District B
City Hall, Room 2W10 
1300 Perdido Street 
New Orleans, LA 70112 
Phone: (504) 658 -1020 
Fax: (504) 658-1025 
Email:SHead@cityofno.com

James Carter
District
City Hall, Room 2W70
1300 Perdido Street 
New Orleans, LA 70112 
Phone: (504) 658-1030
Fax: (504) 658-1037 
Email: JCarter@cityofno.com

Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
District
City Hall, Room 2W20
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1040
Fax: (504) 658-1048
CHMorrell@cityofno.com

Cynthia Willard-Lewis
District E
City Hall, Room 2W60
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1050
Fax: (504) 658-1058
CWLewis@cityofno.com

Ronald J. Pursell, Chief of Staff
1E06 City Hall
1300 Perdido St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1082
Email: rjpursell@cityofno.com

New Orleans Human Relations Commission

Larry Bagneris, Executive Director
Human Relations Commission -City Hall
1300 Perdido Street, Room 8E07
New Orleans, LA 70112
Human Relations Comission
Ph (504) 658-4020
TTY/TDD (504) 565-8259

LESBIAN & GAY COMMUNITY CENTER OF NEW ORLEANS
2114 Decatur St.
70116-2013
(504) 945-1103
Email: info@lgccno.org

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT SHOW DETAILS

Friday, February 23, 2007
8 p.m.
Chez EST
www.chezest.com
458 Wethersfield Ave Hartford
CT 06114
(860) 525-3243

LOCAL CONTACTS

Local Media

Hartford Inquirer (Black Newspaper)
3281 Main St
Hartford, CT 06120
(860) 522-1462

Inquiring News (Black Newspaper)
P.O. BOX 400276
Hartford, CT 06140
Phone: 860-983-7587
Fax No: 860-206-7587

Vanessa de la Torre
The Hartford Courant (Mainstream Daily)
860-832-5008
vdelatorre@courant.com

Connecticut NAACP

Telephone:
860-727-9962
Connecticut State Conference
of NAACP Branches
32 Grand Street
Hartford,CT 06106

Scot X. Esdaile
President
mailto:Scotx2001@yahoo.com

Faith M. Jackson
1st Vice President

Joan Gibson
2nd Vice President

Hakeem J. Webb
3rd Vice President

Rosa Browne
Treasurer

Jacqueline D. Owens
Assistant Treasurer

Virginia Monteiro
Secretary

Dolores Crafford-Carey
Assistant Secretary

Hartford Mayor & City Council

Office of the Mayor
Eddie A. Perez
550 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Tel. (860) 543-8500
Fax (860) 722-6606
Carmen Amore
Constituent Services Representative
Betty Ayers
Constituent Services Representative
Rita E. Ballestas
Constituent Call Center Supervisor

Court of Common Council
550 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06103

Council President:
John V. Bazzano  (D)
Telephone: 860-543-8513
EMail: jbazzano@hartford.gov
Executive Assistant Maritza M. Agosto
Telephone: 860-522-4888 Ext. 6108
EMail: magosto@hartford.gov

Majority Leader:
rJo Winch  (D)
Direct: (860) 522-4888, ext:  6110
Fax: (860) 722-8131
Email   maylp002@ci.hartford.ct.us

Assistant Majority Leader:
Calixto Torres  (D)
mailto:ctorres@hartford.gov

Minority Leader:
Robert L. Painter  (R)
mailto:drbob@hartford.gov

Veronica Airey-Wilson  (R)
mailto:vaireywilson@hartford.gov

James M. Boucher (D)
mailto:jboucher@hartford.gov

Elizabeth Horton Sheff  (I)
mailto:ehortonsheff@hartford.gov

Kenneth H. Kennedy Jr.  (D)
mailto:kkennedy@hartford.gov

Pedro Segarra
Telephone: 860-543-8519
Email: segap001@hartford.gov
Executive Assistant: Sixto Lazu, Jr.
Telephone: 860-522-4888 Ext. 6103
Email: lazus001@hartford.gov