As an African-American resident of the City of Houston, I have watched for a number of years as a couple of these organizations, namely The Heritage Society and it's talking head Ovide Duncantell and Mr. Stamps of the MLK Grande Parade have proceeded to make a mockery of most of the tenants and precepts that MLK stood for. Most assuredly, both men have allowed their seemingly monstrous egos to usurp their ability to think clearly. What unity is there in the constant bickering about who came first, the never ending fusillade of negative comments spewed from both camps, the utterly embarrassing conduct of two men, who would hold themselves up as models for our children. The time has past when the two of you should have mitigated this petty feud. One writer said the city is a national laughingstock, because of your behavior. I would say...nay not the city, but you Mr. Duncantell and you Mr. Stamps have made laughingstocks of yourselves by your continuing to place your personal disagreements at the forefront, thereby drawing into the fray those of us who only want to see the memory of MLK symbolized by a day of peace, service, and jubilation. What message are you sending to the very generations you espouse to educate with your parades? The only thing I can see that would cause such an uproar, about something seemingly so simple as a parade...there must be some money involved somewhere. To wit.....don't you think you could make twice as much money if you combined the two parades and split the proceeds, as opposed to wallowing in your greed? Wanting the whole pie. I haven’t taken my kids to one of these parades since you idiots started acting like two little boys in the sand box at kindergarten. Did not your mother's teach you anything about getting along with your neighbors...obviously not, otherwise we wouldn't be here year after year. I know both of you...from afar...and that's exactly where I want to keep it. I personally don't like to be in the company of men who are pimping the community for their personal benefit. Even pimps have a code of ethics, and neither of you gentlemen would make the roster. END THIS CHARADE NOW...if you really want to honor the memory of this great man...PUT THIS TO REST and act like men not LITTLE BOYS. Mr. Duncantell, and Mr. Stamps and the other 12 applicants, if you don't like what I've said...I'm easy to find. Nothing I said will change in person. Unlike yourselves, I'm talking out of only one side of my neck.