Racist Mass Health Alliance Employee Says Joe Petty Gave Him Key To The City And Ed Augustus Is His Boy

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The other day we mentioned a guy named Mesfin Beshir, a former City Council candidate in Worcester, who runs the Ethiopian Dream Center. As an immigrant himself, Mr. Beshir knows the struggles of coming to America from a poor nation such as Ethiopia, and how hard it can be to become adjusted in a strange and foreign place. The EDC provides counseling, language assistance, civic lessons, employment referrals, housing and medical advocacy, immigration paperwork, and a plethora of other services.

Sounds like a nice guy right? Well, not according to the hippies. Nope, according to them this makes him a racist. Why? Well, largely because of this picture that he posted on Facebook:


According to Mass Health Alliance employee Nathan Pickens, Mesfin “be cooning” by supporting Michael Gaffney for mayor. Nothing racist about that!! Guess who else Nathan Pickens works for.


Ahh yes, Mosaic Cultural Complex. Everyone’s favorite non-profit. Oh wait, I forgot, they never actually registered with the secretary of state as a non-profit. But hey, it didn’t stop Joe Petty and the City Council from writing them check for over $300,000 in taxpayer money!!! I’m sure people reading this are happy to see that their tax dollars finance the salary of Nathan Pickens, so he can continue to spew hate all over the Internet.

He wasn’t done making fun of Mesfin on his own page though. He had to go to Mesfin’s page, and start one of the most telling dialogues on race that you will ever see….


So Nathan Pickens evidently told Mesfin that he is not “African-American” and thus cannot have a seat at the table to discuss racial issues. Why?


Oh I see. It’s because he is an “Africoon American” according to Nathan Pickens. Apparently when you’re actually born in Africa, you don’t qualify as black to Nathan Pickens. After all, it’s much harder growing up in America than it is in Ethiopia. Nathan Pickens seems like a real winner. I’m happy that we pay him to be a “residential counselor” for Mass Health. I bet he provides some really good counsel.


Yea Mesfin. How’s your “piece of shit Ethiopian dream center”? Sure some people would look at an organization which helps poor people of color become self sufficient as a good thing. But apparently that’s only because people who think like that “be cooning.” At least according to Reverend Nathan Pickens. And there’s nothing racist whatsoever about referring to Mike Gaffney as Mesfin’s “master” because he supports his political campaign. Nothing racist at all.



Calling a guy who is trying to help  his community a “house nigger but worse.” That is definitely an appropriate thing for an employee of Mass Health Alliance to be saying on social media. Definitely.







I don’t preach hate.” Yup, Nathan Pickens actually said that. Come on man, just own it. You’re full of hate, it’s evidently all you are capable of. Hate. Here at Turtleboy Sports we preach love. Love of everyone and respect for people who show respect. We don’t hate Nathan Pickens at all. We just wish he had more love and less hate. Also, we would prefer if our tax dollars didn’t finance his salary.


So we decided to ask Nathan Pickens himself – why is he so racist? Why is he so consumed with hate? The answer was exactly what we thought it would be.


LOL, oh yes, the “I’m black so therefore I can get away with being blatantly racist because racism is a one way street” card. Well, I guess I can’t blame him for saying that. After all, it was the City of Worcester and Ed Augustus who authorized a handout at the DOJ meeting that said the same exact thing:


As for the “Turtleboy is racist” thing, this is just getting played out. As you know, we’ve been called this before. It’s just the cool thing to do. Sure, we’ve asked for any sort of excerpt or line from a Turtleboy Sports blog that would be considered racist by a reasonable person. But usually that just leads to more yelling. Because sometimes it’s easier to yell than have a coherent, documented point of view. In this case, it was simply easier to say that Mesfin Beshir is Turtleboy and Mike Gaffney’s “slave.”


Ahh yes, when confronted with a rational thought, just toss “white privilege” out there. Because if you are at all concerned that an employee of Mass Health Alliance is spewing racial hatred at a black man, this makes you “white privilege.” It also makes you a racist of course, but you already knew that.

However, according to Nathan Pickens, “coon” is not a racist term:


First of all, Mesfin is not Turtleboy’s “token black boy.” J-Dubz is. And I’d also love to see any sort of documentation that would illustrate Michael Gaffney’s alleged racism. But we’ve all kind of figured out by now that everything the hippies say is undocumented nonsense.

And guess where else Nathan Pickens works – WCUW 91.3 FM:


Hmmm, who is more worthy of middle America’s “defense?” Michael Brown, who purposely tried to take a gun from a police officer and got shot because of it, or Mesfin Beshir, who provides valuable services to the black community? Tough one.


Yes, this concerned citizen is so disillusioned about all her privileges that she forgot about that slave plantation she owned down in South Carolina. One of the most obvious “privileges” she has is the magical ability to spell. Although I’m not so “shore” that Nathan Pickens isn’t just fucking with us.

He even got known Worcester racist Michael Jerry to chime in as well:


You might recall Michael Jerry was with Professor Sonya “Boom-Boom” Conner at the City Council meeting where they were protesting Councilor Konnie Lukes resolution to support the Worcester Police. These are the leaders of this “movement.” Shocking that it’s going up in flames.

But wait, it gets better. Did you know that Nathan Pickens has is apparently quite chummy with City Manager Ed Augustus?



He’s also been awarded a key to the city by Mayor Joe Petty:


He’s even tagging Joe Petty in those posts. We anxiously await Mayor Petty’s denial that he gave such a prestigious award to man who is clearly hateful and bigoted.

Anyway, these lovely folks just can’t stop proving our point for us. Every time a hippie speaks they just make themselves seem more and more ridiculous. But what’s scary is that they have more influence than you do. This guy has been handed the key to the city. This is Joe Petty’s Worcester. Vote the Turtleboy ticket in November. Mike Gaffney for Mayor.

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28 Comment(s)
  • DonJuan
    July 1, 2015 at 1:21 am

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  • DonJuan
    July 1, 2015 at 1:20 am

    “Community Healthlink: Making a difference in someone’s life…every day!”

  • oneopinion
    June 30, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Ok,one of the most conservative people that I know is from Jamaica and she raised a large family here in worcester and most of her children went to college and became successful. I know her sister and brother as well; same story. All have families with successfull kids. Also, even though all of the adults from the oldest living generation are eligible for social security none of them take it, they all keep working. And they have nice homes with nice stuff inside.

    I would love to here Mr. Pickens explain what they are doing wrong.

  • oneopinion
    June 30, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    I almost dropped my iPad laughing my ass off! Double standard is actually two words but do they even teach that anymore? Are you allowed to even say double standard anymore?

  • clives doorag top convertable
    June 29, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    This is a classic product of liberal publikkk skkkooling. Not only is he severely lacking in the IQ/intellect department, He’s a straight up ignorant P.O.S. He seems to be totally against an ideology (tea party) that is just concerned with the ever expanding federal govt, and fiscal responsibility. Ask him for one documented incident of racism from a tea party group and you will get crickets. This Pickens pantload is just a government dependent little bitch~

  • Worry About Yourself
    June 29, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Nathan Pickens sounds exactly like one of those slave owners probably sounded like back in the day if only the slave was white and the owner was black. This dude doesnt give a damn about equality he wants every little thing he can squeeze out of society based solely on the color of his skin. Im a white person but im sorry neither me, my parents, my grandparents or even my great grandparents owned slaves so i owe nobody anything. Nobody gave me a god damn thing based on the color of my skin and as a matter of fact it probably made it a little more difficult for me to get employment in some areas. Everybody should be judged on their character not what they look like. If your a scumbag your still a scumbag no matter how tan you are.

  • G-Love
    June 29, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Ok, does this asshole work for Mass Health Alliance or Community Health Link? Or even better, can someone post the contact information for his job? I’m appalled that someone who works with the public can talk like this! Not to mention he thinks he can’t be racist because he’s black? Stupidity can be fixed…Ignorance is forever!!!!!!!

  • Small Town Internet Lawyer
    June 29, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Crimes Against Humanity

  • Pure Truth
    June 29, 2015 at 8:19 am

    So many great things here (you know he’s gonna read these comments)…

    1. If you are curious about your origins, please pony up the $100 or so for one of those genealogical DNA tests. However, given the decent chance that you are *not* slave descended, I give it a 99.99% chance you never will.

    2. If “African-American” only refers to those descended from slaves, roll up your sleeves, we have some serious history re-writing to do!

    3. Have never seen the “I have white and Latino friends” line used to justify the use of hate speech. Kudos to you sir!

    4. Seriously disillusioned to think that ‘white privilege’ implies white people have the phone number for radio station owners, and can call them on a whim and demand firings – because we share similar pigmentation.

  • Johnny H
    June 29, 2015 at 5:39 am

    This is alarming. I can only imagine the conditioning required to create such a person. Think of the array of buzzwords, hyperbole, and perpetuation of bias that must go into cracking someones psyche so deeply. The repetition of incongruous rhetoric. Truly sad. Here It manifested into one of the grossest public displays of bigotry, slander, mindlessness, and doublespeak ever seen. If you’d like an examples of the 8 main symptoms of groupthink, look no further. Its like post-colonialist and historical materialist studies on a ton of acid. The worst part is its losing the merit it was rooted in when its run astray like this. This person is clearly ready to mobilize this thought pattern too.

    My first post on here, far in the past, was a critical comment pretty much shit talking TB for his crude generalizations and critiques, but this blog collectively has never lived up to anything close to what is said to be perpetuated. It also has developed in a way that nurtures decent dialogue with positive aims. Anyone who thinks this blog is not looking out for the best interests of the citizens of this city are sadly mistaken. Throw the “origins” theory and personal accusations under the bridge, get over the gruff posts, and accept the fact that TB really does want to strive towards altruistic goals.

    -Mr Hobo
    PS: some of the facebook stuff is a little much…

  • JoeMomma
    June 28, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    This racist deals with the public?
    He should get his walking papers tomorrow.

  • Finnish Goalie
    June 28, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    So what’s the difference in money given to the EDC as opposed to MCC (if any at all)?

  • File under WTF
    June 28, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    If community health link doesnt dump this vicious moron then shame on them! In the meantime i think that the key to the city should be melted down. Apparently any arsehole can get one

  • Savvybear Turtleneck
    June 28, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Nathan Pickens.
    Pickens and Chooses who to hate.
    I hope he gets a pink slip this week.

  • June 28, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    SWEET! So now, I can’t be racist either! Man, this is going to be fun… I done didn’t slaves nobodies neither…

    First of all, I used to have a bunch of Ethiopians who worked for me when I lived in Minnesota. Some of the best people on earth. Anybody who has anything bad to say about them either has never met and dealt with them. Sure, there’s an asshole in every bunch, but the ration is far…FAR lower in that community than in just about any other I’ve dealt with.

    Or… in the case of Nathan Pickens, you’re a worthless self-hating asshole who has a compulsive need to take down anything positive because you and the people like you when given an opportunity to do anything positive fucked it up worse than a Kardashian marriage connected to a fully-automated, electrically-powered Fuck Everything Up machine.

    Pickens…you and your ilk have been corks plugging the asshole of progress long enough. It’s too bad you can’t be a racist, because then we would have found something you can actually do.

  • Jill
    June 28, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Nathan is an uneducated piece of shit. He is the reason racism exists. Where do I sign up for the pity party as my Irish ancestors were treated worse when they were enslaved in this country before Africans sold their own to rich folks. You don’t read about that in history books though. I know too many ignorant people just like Nathan, who continue to use the excuse of being black for all their problems. Can’t wait to vote this year! It’s time positive changes happen in Worcester.

    • Jill's Fartbox
      June 29, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Your Irish ancestors were treated worse than Black slaves? Talk about your ignorance.

      • Jill
        June 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm

        Go to the library and educate yourself then you have a shot at licking my fartbox

        • Nigger Jim
          June 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm

          The conflation of indentured servitude with chattel slavery in the ‘Irish slaves’ narrative whitewashes history in the service of Irish nationalist and white supremacist causes. Its resurgence in the wake of Ferguson reflects many Americans’ denial of the entrenched racism still prevalent in their society. Your fartbox is more deserving of a hot poker.

          • clives doorag top convertable
            June 29, 2015 at 8:29 pm

            I think it more magnifies a “failed culture” and what decades of being told your are a victim can do. What liberal government programs and planned parenthood have done to African Americans would make the nazis look like the boy scouts. Beautiful vocabulary though, even thought its meaning was pure rubbish.

  • John
    June 28, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    That Ethiopian Dream Center sounds like the kind of community organization that actually should be getting grants and finding from the city, since they actually do things that help people in a quantifiable way. Perhaps the Turtleboy ticket for November could be leveraged to shift funding from the domestic profit corporation that shall not be named to the EDC?

  • Unreal
    June 28, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Lets bombard community health link with this shit!

  • Unreal
    June 28, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    That guy is such a POS. How could anyone take such a garbage person seriously??? What a fucking joke you are Nathan Pickens!!!

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