Looking back at 2014, Dream and Hustle is going to announce our brotha and sista of the year 2014 who made a profound impact by their actions and created results. With that said, Dream and Hustle is going to go into why Tommy Sotomayor is the Brotha of the Year and Charlo Greene as Sista of the Year. Brotha of the Year : Tommy Sotomayor When a black man in America is attacked and targeted by black people in the fashion Tommy Sotomayor is going through, it usually a sign he is saying something that is rubbing people the wrong way for a reason. And these attacks made us give Tommy Sotomayor the 2014 Brotha of Year for his solo action to stand up for and speak to expose the feminist agenda in the black community and awoken brothas to stop going along with the feminist-orientated black relationship code where black men are either dogs or effeminate and black women are never to be criticized or questioned. I believe I know what Tommy Sotomayor been through and the same happened to me. When you are a black man being lied on by an angry bitter black woman who cannot control her emotions, everybody want to badly believe the black woman lies and assume the black man is guilty and a monster. For some reason and over the years the black man supposed to “just be a man” and take this crap standing down, take the lies, have his kids taken away and not see his kids normally again and take a social fall because black society find it acceptable for her to be a scorned black woman. This is how African-American society works and this crap been pulled on us brothas for the longest time. Tommy Sotomayor did not choose to stand down and decided he was going to stand up and run his mouth and expose this nonsense and created his own media channel and dedicated himself to the message. He said what was on his mind about roachy sistas and ghetto backward black culture and he kept at it with his Internet-based media and not backing down to black people who wanted him silenced because they don’t like to hear what he had to say. Black media and everybody has been trying to avoid giving Tommy Sotomayor any attention but it didn’t work – black people, both black men and black women were listening in. Despite pathetic attempts by Steve Harvey and Michael Baisden and Tyler Perry to sell media pandering to black women attacking black men to make money off black women, Tommy Sotomayor forgo the whore route the other guys did and just spoke on what he felt was a wrong and other brothas listened. And the brothas have listened over the years and realize that the sistas are full of crap and re-thought their whole role in the black male – black female relationship here in America. Brothas actually began using their own insight and realize they are putting up with a lot of BS from the sistas that is not necessary and rooted in hate. Today, we seeing black men now thinking twice about marrying black women, having babies with black women and all this “black women are queens” BS went out the window – nah, the majority of these black women are some crazy ass bitches that a real brotha need to keep him and his penis far away from if he want to live a good life and not be trapped up in BS. Tommy Sotomayor refused to stand down like the rest of these punk ass African-American men when it came to black women, called the sistas out on the BS and brothas have woken up and realize the BS themselves. I see brothas now very clear in only having casual sex with sistas without commitment but brothas are also realizing they have other options beside African-American women and brothas can be choosey realizing how much these other women out here love some brothas. Brothas are realizing they can court and marry Latino, Afro-European and Asian chicks and brothas are expressing in private circles they are stress-free and happy dating other sistas. To the black man reading this – go where you are celebrated and remember that phrase every day in your life. Tommy Sotomayor exposed the BS in the black community where we brothas will now criticize black women for the crap going on and most important – we are beginning to realize black identity relationships are a farce with an 80% failure rate and brothas need to rethink their options if the sistas want to continue to stay stuck on bitterness and BS instead of work towards black love in the 21st century. Sista of the Year: Charlo Greene Over and over we see a pretty African-American face on mainstream media news who sit there and report crap and she just want to keep her job on that news media channel. These black women who report on the news just have a pretty face and read the teleprompter and that is it, an empty shell of a black woman who show no substance or essence of beauty and womanhood. This is the average model minority woman TV reporter and news anchor in local news station across America. Well, Charlo Greene made a decision that made her the hands-down 2014 Sista of the Year. Charlo Greene was a news reporter for KTVA in Alaska and if you look at her reporting style, you will notice she brings her own character and she does not appear to be forced to be some monolithic character like you see other black women who are news reporters and news anchors: She has her own character and you see this in her reporting and this is real and raw talent brothas like a sista to be about – at least have a personality. You know what Charlo Greene remind me of? Charlo Greene remind me of authentic real black women you see in your real black community growing up with you who is witty and funny and you like that as a brotha. We grew up with these kind of sistas and went to school with these kind of sistas but we don’t see these sistas in mainstream media, all we get is these THOTs in clubs and music videos, drama bitches on reality TV and uptight women working the local news stations. What happened is Charlo Greene started up the Alaska Cannabis Club which is the private club model we spoke about here on Dream and Hustle brothas and sistas need to do in the hood. What is this club? Started in April, the Alaska Cannabis Club connects medical marijuana cardholders with other cardholders who are growing cannabis. Growers are offered "donations" as reimbursement for the costs of growing marijuana, the club said in an interview with Alaska Dispatch News in August. The club said it hopes to increase access to medical marijuana patients, despite operating in a legal gray area within Alaska's murky medical marijuana laws. KTVA wanted to do a special report on this group and I have a feeling they knew Charlo Greene was the owner and it was leaked to them. The reason why is the legalization of medical marijuana was on the table in the upcoming election in Alaska. So KTVA did the typical move where they wanted to dangle a person job over their head for what they believe in and not just being another monolithic black woman in news media who just read the words on the teleprompt machine. Charlo Green took a stand for what she believed in. Not only did she take a stand, Charlo Greene created her own media to explain her decision and her advocacy using her reporting skills and did an effective job. Charlo Greene stood up for what she believe in, stood up for her club that she owned and led her people and the movement to help get Ballot Measure 2 voted in and enacted as law in the state of Alaska. This is what you call true advocacy journalism and the National Association of Black Journalists or NABJ can learn a thing or two from Charlo Greene. Standing Up For What You Believe In Our runner-ups for 2014 Brotha and Sista of the Year was Chicago West Sider Hannibal Buress for calling out Bill Cosby and exposing him and waking up all of his victims to stand up and no longer be a silent victim and V. Stiviano who exposed the plantation-like bigotry among NBA franchises owner showing the world how these bigots really think of us brothas and sistas leading to a chain reaction where an owner of the Atlanta Hawks had to sell his stake in the team. But Tommy Sotomayor and Charlo Greene are regular brothas and sistas and what made them 2014 Brotha and Sista of the Year is they refused to be bullied as regular people and used Internet media and the power of media to make their voice heard and stood up for what they believe in. And as a result of their actions, black men are no longer following this blind doctrine of just loving his “black queen” and a law was voted in Alaska for medical marijuana due to brave advocacy. Some of you cats out there, you know what I’m going to do – I’m going to leave the comment section open so you can vent and rant or whatever lightweight nonsense you are about. Because the truth is, you cats are going to decide cowardly you not going to use your real name and hide behind an alias – Tommy Sotomayor and Charlo Greene are real names. But what is going to be funny is before I delete your rant and punk comments, I hope you understand that you have no control just typing your statements in comment sections because you not in control of this blog or other people media and you better figure it out to control your own voice with your own media. We brothas and sistas need to stand up for what we believe in and create our own media channels to speak to what we believe in and stay true to ourselves and put everything on the line for what we believe in. Nobody cares about what you think, how you feel when all you do is put statements in comment sections – you and other brothas and sistas better learn how to find your voice to stand up for what you believe in and have your voice heard. Tommy Sotomayor and Charlo Greene hands down laid down the path and direction that we brothas and sistas will have to do everything necessary in 2015 to have real media that speak to our voices and that is the mission and vision that lies ahead, thanks to the actions of Dream and Hustle 2014 Brotha and Sista of the Year.