Thank You for the Love Brooklyn

I attended a Brooklyn Book Fair, Saturday, and I thank the organizer, the lovely Basha Riddick. 

I also want to thank these beautiful ladies in the photo with me, Peggy Lawrence and Mary White. 

After serving our country with a full career in the military, Peggy (with the black necklace on in the photo) is stepping down **next month** from her second full career at the NYC Department of Education. 

Way to go Ladies!!!  Here are some of my photos from events last week, and thank you for supporting my book, "No Momma's Boy."

#‎education‬ ‪#‎bookfair‬ ‪#‎dominiccarter‬ ‪#‎Bashariddick‬

A Shocking Interview with Former NJ GOV. JIM MCGREEVEY

Jim McGreevey, of all people TEACHES me about the AFRICAN AMERICAN community. The former NJ Governor told me some statistics that frankly blew my mind. He says THAT CHILDREN OF THOSE INCARCERATED, ARE SIX TIMES HIGHER THAN OTHER PEOPLE OF ALSO GOING TO PRISON. In other words, its a vicious cycle That America locks up more African Americans than South Africa did at the height of apartheid. McGreevey told me prison is devastating Black Families.  

McGreevey, says for how the prison system treats blacks, "America will reap what it sows." I recommend you take seven minutes to watch this. He discusses how his sexual orientation cost him the Governor's Office. This is a story of redemption.

#jimmcgreevey #njgovernor #dominiccarter

A view from inside the Sheldon Silver courtroom/12 years

This is what the "Liveshot TV Row" looked like  at the  sentencing of #sheldonsilver. He's hoping to go to Otisville Federal Prison in NY State with the judge's help. Here is the story I did on TV Tuesday night.

From the bench, Judge Caproni alluded to alleged affairs he had. Sentenced him to 12 years. Forfeits  5 MILLION.  Fined another 1.7 milliion. This is what silver said before being sentenced: "Without question, I let down my constituents, I let down my family, let down my colleagues, and I’m truly, truly sorry for that,” But don't forget the Supreme court can change all of this, especially what is going on with the case of former Virginia Gov. MCDONALD.Silver left the courthouse out of a side door surrounded by about 150 cameras. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara sat in the back of the courtroom. Silver walked in about 15 minutes before the proceedings with his hat in his hand and took a deep breath before walking to the defendants table. His lawyers passionately argued for community service and home confinement. The JUDGE was having none of it

What was Larry Wilmore thinking? (Zaino, Hayworth, Carter and Panel)

Newsman Dominic Carter doesn't wish any ill will to Larry Wilmore's career, but what was Wilmore thinking, (and sarcastically) what was he smoking!!! How we took on the topic on TV. (VerizonFiOS/RNN)

President Obama did extremely well at the White House Correspondents Dinner with his witty comments and epic mike drop.

An Open Letter to Comedian Larry Willmore

Dear Brother Wilmore:

I WILL HAVE ALOT TO SAY ABOUT THIS AT 2PM  today, (Monday) ON 77WABCRadio. You can also listen from around the country online and call in:
I understand the game well.  Controversy sells, and makes our careers more marketable, but at what cost?  Saturday  night YOU CROSSED THE LINE.  I KNOW IT WAS A TOUGH CROWD FOR YOU, AND THE JOKES FELL FLAT.  These things happen.  However to end your skit, talking some non-sense about you are going to keep "it 100," and then to proceed to use the "N" word in the presence of the President of the United States, (the first Black President) was despicable AND you set us back about 50 years.  How can we stop kids of color from calling each other "N" WHEN YOU JUST CALLED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, My 'N. "

Supporters will say you meant it as a term of endearment. That you were showing your love, respect, and pride for Obama.  But now what happens when a white person follows your lead? AND you said this with the most powerful media people in the world in the audience. A white person says it, and we are all ready to scream bloody murder, but we want to commonly use one of the most hateful words ever to describe ourselves.  Brother I know you want to go to the top.  Nothing is wrong with that, so do I, but come on, let's end this self-hatred thing.  You are bigger than this.  All kids are going to know is that you called the President of the United States, my "N."

The next time when someone who is not African American, as a term of "endearment" says to you what's up my "N" I wonder if you will find it funny? You just made HISTORY Mr. Wilmore.  You called the first black president the "N" word in front of the national press corps. There are those of us that fight everyday from inside the newsrooms of America to have our community covered, and to fight institutional racism, and here you come with your "humor." Come on Brother.

From one Black Man to Another.

De Blasio Admin Subject Of 5 Separate Probes/Chat with George Artz

George Artz, who was the Press Secretary for Ed Koch is one of the few that can explain what it is like for City Hall to be under investigation. He says quote:

“It is overwhelming. Your fearful for how your colleagues are going to do before Grand Juries, You hope they don’t wide up on perjury charges. It takes an enormous amount of time and derails the Mayor’s agenda.”  

We sat down and interviewed Artz about the Deblasio situation.