In Northeast America, especially in Manhattan there are usually a lot of black people in evidence but the celebration in Times Square was notable because of their absence. Other races were represented but not our black Americans. Why was that? We’ll be checking it out for answers.
It’s not as is there are no blacks in Manhattan. From April, 2017 in the Post: “A gang runs an open-air drug-and-sex ring in the heart of Times Square, brazenly hawking cocaine, pot, pills and women to passers-by — all right in front of NYPD cops.
Three times this month, ring members approached a Post reporter and asked if he wanted drugs or prostitutes, with one trying to lead him into an office building for sex with a hooker.
Another offered a “happy ending” massage at an unnamed hotel nearby with a free room included. A third said he would provide “free samples” of illegal drugs.
But a security guard in the building said no such room exists.
“These gentlemen, if you could call them that, are out there steering individuals,” a police source said. “There might be some drugs involved. There might be prostitution. Or they might be scamming.”He said the gang lures in tourists with its offers, then takes their money and walks off.
A worker for a business on the block said the gang was a scourge.
“We hate that they are out there,” the worker said.
“I’m frustrated as hell. It’s epidemic. I think there about 15 to 20 guys. Most of them tend to be of African descent. From Africa. We let the cops know. They’re not oblivious.”
What about Watchnight? In the United States, since many slaves were said to have gathered in churches on New Year’s Eve, in 1862, to await news and confirmation of the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln, on January 1, 1863 it’s been named Watchnight. Mystery solved?