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Black Councilwoman Lisa Lucas-Burke Doubles Down On Cussing Out Council Members! Have Black Women Gotten OUT OF CONTROL? (Live Broadcast)

Black Councilwoman Lisa Lucas-Burke Doubles Down On Cussing Out Council Members! Have Black Women Gotten OUT OF CONTROL? (Live Broadcast)

by December 1, 2022 0 comments

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By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

PORTSMOUTH, VA – Portsmouth Councilwoman Lisa Lucas-Burke has gone viral for exploding during the City’s May 24 city council meeting after her colleagues voted 4-3 to fire its now former City Manager Angel Jones.

“She got a lot on this council, and that’s why they want to get rid of her. And I hope that y’all [are] seeing what’s happening, and I hope you make your decision when November comes,” Lucas-Burke said. “I’m pissed that the [expletive]…. yeah, I’ma say it. I’m mad as a [expletive], I am. Because I know what’s been

The firing came on Delta Day, which honors a predominantly Black female sorority that both Lucas-Burke and Jones are members of.

“Why would you choose this day to make a mockery of women,” said Lucas-Burke.

The audience was full of her sorority sisters who cheered her on as Burke chided the “male-led” council who she alleges are charging “$3,000” in exchange for their vote.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth City Councilwoman Lisa Lucas-Burke is responding to criticism of the language she used during a heated council meeting earlier this week.

Tuesday night, council members voted 4-3 to remove Angel Jones from her role as city manager.

Suggesting Jones had something on certain members trying to oust her, Lucas-Burke was one of the council members outraged over Jones’s firing.

“She got a lot on this council, and that’s why they want to get rid of her. And I hope that y’all [are] seeing what’s happening, and I hope you make your decision when November comes,” Lucas-Burke said after the vote Tuesday night. “I’m pissed that the [expletive]…. yeah, I’ma say it. I’m mad as a [expletive], I am. Because I know what’s been going on.”

Saturday, the councilwoman said she’s “been told I owe an apology for the language” she used during the meeting, but is apologizing “for not saying it sooner.”

Portsmouth Mayor Shannon Glover was one of the four council members who voted in support of Jones. He told News 3 that the council is divided.

“Let me be clear – Angel Jones did not deserve this treatment. It is totally out of order for four members of council to unilaterally make a decision about the future of our city manager without conferring with the other three members,” Glover told News 3 reporter Leondra Head.

On the contrary, Vice Mayor De’Andre Barnes explained his vote to remove Jones from her position, saying she didn’t do enough to tackle crime in the city.