The Tea| Troy Ave. & Blackn’ Out Entertainment Promo Party

Did anyone get the tea on what went down in Wilkes Barre during the promo party for Troy Ave.? Now let me just put out there that I did not attend the event so I am no witness to the account.  Although I planned to attend, my work and personal life kind of threw a wrench into that whole situation.

So according to an article written by a local PA news feed – Blackn’ Out Entertainment’s CEO Ronald Drayton promoted the party and somewhere around the closing of the event, a fight ensued.

Here it is…I am reading a story about a fight, during a party, which took place at a nightclub.  Okay, sounds along the lines of the time when there is alcohol and individuals under the influence who apparently do not know how to drink responsibly.  However, as I am reading the article I couldn’t help but notice that the reporter used no discretion when painting his picture of the person who coordinated the event. I get it, a reporter’s job is to find “stories” but the question I have is why tarnish the image of someone just to have a “story”?

So here I am with my morning coffee reading the article and all I am thinking to myself is – “is it me who just feels that the story is a crime within alleged crime?” What appeared to be evidently relative in fact was the reporter intentionally assassinated the promoter’s character and the only spokesperson on the story appeared to be local law enforcement *sips tea*.

After reading the story I looked to spot a disclaimer and saw none.  Aside from the character assassination, the reporter uses an image of the promoter donned in suit and tie  – which just so happened to be the same image local Pennsylvania paper used back in 2013 when the promoter made his inaugural Blackn’ Out Entertainment debut introducing Comedian Tracy Morgan to Wilkes-Barre (which may I add had a very successful turnout).

Makes me wonder if editor in chief’s as like the one portrayed in Spider-Man really sit behind the desk and “John Jameson” people?  Peter Parker’s boss John Jameson was clearly envious of Spider-Man.   At times although he knew what integrity was, would neglect to practice it when desperate to throw the good guy “Spider-Man” under the bus.  Where are the reporters that wouldn’t just take the call about the hurricane but would be on the scene?  You know, that reporter who would stand in the storm and give us real time?  What was even more disturbing about the report was the reporter’s update to the story.  Once there was an arrest the reporter included everything with the exception of Mr. Draytons social security number.

I’ve known this promoter for over a decade and I know him to be a business savvy man who has always displayed professionalism.   Knowing how very in touch and serious about his desire to reach people on a positive level made the reported story very difficult to digest.  Care to know some FUN FACTS about Ron?

1. Along side his son, Ronald Drayton recently coordinated a toy drive in NEPA around the holidays for underprivileged children

Ronald Drayton and son 2014 “Jingle Bell Toy Drive”.

2. Has been actively involved in establishing business opportunity in NEPA and the community in which he has called home for quite some time.  On a more personable note he is a family oriented guy, always has a person’s best interest at heart and shows a great deal of optimism for change in his surrounding dwellings.

Ronald Drayton coaching youngster basketball team

I say that to say this. Unfortunately negative and distasteful social/media is considered to be a strategy trendingly utilized to obtain lucrative business or personal gain.  Welcome to the world where the platform to launch smear campaigns and demoralize others has no boundaries.