Wednesday, September 20, 2017



United Black Clergy President enters Quid Pro Quo arrangement with former School Board Trustee and criminal Omar McDowell’s wife to hire her as a Parent Liaison
On orders from Reggie LaFayette and the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee, United Black Clergy Mafia President Pastor Rev. Troy DeCohen accused School Board Trustee Lesly Zamor, without one iota of evidence, of swindling the school district of $2.4M.

Community members are outraged that a so-called member of the clergy  would stoop so low as to attack a School Board Trustee in front of a live audience at the School Board meeting held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Sources say the United Black Clergy Mafia is upset that they couldn’t strong-arm and extort School Board Trustee Lesly Zamor into giving the United Black Clergy Mafia contracts for the $108M bond recently voted on by City of Mount Vernon taxpayers. In the exchange for this quid pro quo arrangement, Alicia McDowell, wife of former School Board Trustee Omar McDowell, was able to keep her job as a parent liaison. The Bible teaches us in Mark 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he, will hate the one, and love the other; or else, he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Sources have told Mount Vernon Exposed that United Black Clergy President Troy DeCohen continues to align himself with criminal and former School Board Trustee Omar McDowell.  McDowell was arrested and charged after he was captured on video after he violently assaulted Community Activist Samuel L. Rivers.  UBC President Troy DeCohen has even given McDowell a more prominent role in the UBC.   This is the new Mount Vernon.

Extortion and the United Black Clergy go hand in hand.  United Black Clergy henchmen Henry May’s role with The Mount Vernon School district, while scores plummeted, taxes tripled, and an entire generation of children were destroyed, is troubling

Henry May’s connections, helped secure a no questions asked $75,000 job for his daughter, Donna Jackson. Jackson would be ushered in to serve as  Superintendent of School Ken Hamilton’s executive assistant.   Mount Vernon Exposed began an investigation into Donna Jackson after receiving several complaints that Jackson was hired illegally and not in accordance with New York State Civil Service protocols. 

Mount Vernon Exposed requested Ms. Jackson’s resume under the Freedom of Information Law, but the district refuses to release it. For some strange reason Alice Patterson, the records access officer for the Mount Vernon City School District refuse not to not release Ms. Jackson’s resume and job application.  Not releasing this public information is in violation of New York State law.  Taxpayers will once again be left holding the bag due to the negligence of the United Black Clergy regime.

The political patronage position awarded Ms. Donna Jackson was never posted and no civil service exam was ever called for.  No other applicants were interviewed. Former School Board Trustee Elias Goodzeit who has strong ties to church officials, gave Donna Jackson a personal reference on her resume, which is inappropriate and an outright conflict of interest. Federal investigation need to look into the Gootzeit-Mays-Jackson connection to see if any monetary consideration was given or promised to Mr. Gootzeit for his kind gesture of providing Ms. Jackson with a personal reference.  Investigators should also look at all tabs and resolutions voted on by Gootzeit that had anything whatsoever to do with Judith Johnson and Donna Jackson.  Sources have told Mount Vernon Exposed that because Mr. Mays is a member of Grace Baptist Church, the headquarters of CEPA, is the reason his unqualified and inept daughter received her current job.

Formers Schools Chief  Judith Johnson informed the district that Donna Jackson would write grants.  As of today, no grants were written by Ms. Jackson. Sources informed Mount Vernon Exposed that Donna Jackson has no idea how to write a grant, and the grant writing claim was only fabricated, to justify her employment and illegally circumventing New York State civil service requirements. 

As you can see, the dots are connecting. The United Black Clergy and City Hall has too much influence in The Mount Vernon School system. Jobs, contracts, and kickbacks are the main goal of these groups. The test scores of Mount Vernon children are horrendous, and these groups are to blame.

A school system is put in place to educate children. Mount Vernon’s school district has failed them miserably, and has become a cesspool full of greedy people stealing from children and taxpayers.Mount Vernon Exposed challenges any Community Activist, Henry May, and members of the UBC, to explain how student performances have fell so far behind, almost to the point of no return and why property taxes have skyrocketed to the highest in the nation under their leadership.
Unfortunately, we have different types of Black Politicians, Church leaders, and Community Activists than we had 40 years ago. Our leaders in the past really cared about our community, and did not exploit those who were vulnerable.  The churches and City Hall should immediately remove themselves from the stranglehold they have on our school district. They should apologize for damaging the lives of so many of our youth. They should compensate the tens of thousands of people who were cheated out of an education. They should repay the taxpayers who funded this fraud. They should also buy back the homes of grandmothers and others who were kicked to the curb because they could not pay their taxes.

To Be Continued ......#mvready 

Sunday, August 13, 2017


Dear Mr. Parisi,

You are a sorry excuse for a journalist and should held be accountable for your role in systemically bilking the taxpayers for L.E.D. contract through your rag of lies, the Mount Vernon Inquirer. 

It is obvious that you are on the take and will do anything to get a piece of this contract, even if it means paying ten times the amount to install the L.E.D. lights.  It is hard to believe that someone would travel half away around the world to advocate out of the goodness of his heart.  

I have uncovered evidence that you are in a pay to play with Mr. Horton and are paid to write these gleaming articles of praise about him.   Just in case you forgot, Mr. Horton is a convicted criminal arrested for illegal weapons possession.  While Mr. Horton was high on a crack cocaine, he barricaded himself inside his grandfather’s house and threatened to kill anyone that entered the premises.  There are also documented incidents of Mr. Horton running naked through the streets while high on crack cocaine. 

But that is not I am writing you today.   I told yiy many times, and I have the e-mails to prove it, that my name is not Sam Rivers.  My name is Samuel Rivers.  It is a tactic of White Supremicists of belittling someone’s name or to entirely change the name all together to the slave masters name. I have no other to choice but to come to conclusion that you acts are intentional.

You recently had a story in your “fake news” newspaper titled “Sam Rivers slapped with $20 Million Defamation Lawsuit.” The truth is anyone can sue.  The question is will they win the lawsuit. What disturbs me the most, is that you didn’t reach out to me to get my side of the story before printing this garbage.   For someone who prides themself on writing the positive happenings of the City of Mount Vernon, you have failed the people miserably. 

I know you are being paid by the campaign of Janice Duarte. Ray Charles can see what is going on here.  One only has to look no further than your website to see the premium placement of ads for Janice Duarte on your website and in your newspaper. 

You also had a recent story titled “Mt. Vernon City Hall news to the Inquirer has been curtailed”.   The news is curtailed from City Hall because you are a lazy reporter that is only interested in writing about the L.E.D. contract.   You print anything in your fake news rag without fact checking the publication.   Again, this a sign of you being an inept and lazy journalist. 

For example, you published an article titled “Mayor Thomas: Department of Justice to file Lawsuit against the City of Mount Vernon” In the article it made mention of the following statement. Gridlock and political animus are jeopardizing our future and Comptroller Walker and the City Council, particularly Marcus Griffith and Andre Wallace, must be held accountable for the consequences of this environmental and fiscal crisis.
It was indeed reckless of you to not do homework regarding the sewer lawsuit, especially when the facts are staring you right on the face.   Just in case you didn’t know, Councilman Wallace was elected at the same time Mayor Thomas was elected.  So how can he be blamed for the sewer issue?

Further in your fake news rag, you made mention of article titled “Mt. Vernon City Council approves funding to fix sewers” In a show of solidarity, members of the City Council, the comptroller and Mayor Richard Thomas held a press conference on Thursday, June 13, to announce that the city’s leaky sewers are finally getting fixed.

In closing, your failing newspaper is the reason that no one reads it anymore.  You should focus less on the L.E.D. contract, because it is not happening no matter how high you scream to the high heavens. 


Samuel L. Rivers



Tuesday, August 8, 2017


CORRUPT City Council candidate Janice Duarte, her brother David Duarte, and her parents have embarked on a scheme to defraud the shareholders in the building where the Duarte’s live, 60 W. Broad Street, Mount Vernon, 10552. 

Co-op bylaws prohibit board members from purchasing units in the building.  But the Duarte’s highhanded behavior doesn’t end there.  According to an insider, the Duarte’s purchased two additional units in the building where they reside, all against board member’s opposition and the rules of the co-op.  Janice and David’s parents were previously on the Board and David is currently on the Board. 

The Duarte’s are bunch of shady and corrupt people that will do anything for the almighty dollar.  A source said board members are preparing to sue Janice Duarte, David Duarte and her parents for self-dealing and defrauding the corporation at 60 W. Broad Street.  Sources have also said that the Duarte’s purposely low-balled the offers so they can get these co-ops for a cheap price.