Detroit Public Schools under fire for school closings and poor treatment. Students stage walkout at Wetern International High School as well as Southwestern high school Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
Detroit schools are under attack and taking hit after hit in performance. But, what do you expect when the city is under attack from all sides. They are even set to close more schools this year after closing over 80 schools during Kwame Kilpatrick’s reign. The students have had enough.
A walk-out was staged by over 175 students at Detroit’s Western International High School and all have been suspended for their political statement Continue reading
Principal Steve McClenning resigned and his assistant Billie Madewell was terminated for their open display of passion in The Scholars Academy school cafeteria last week.
The education system has really shown its behind this time…near literally. Some folks have dropped discipline and commitment to education and picked up illicit affairs and indecency to replace it. If your school’s main guardian leaves his watch to get busy in the cafeteria and isn’t picking up cups and plates….there’s a problem. Continue reading
Malaki Paul, 9, suffers a little stage fright on Britain's Got Talent, but proves himself later.
Britain really does have talent. It is evident in some of the most brilliant singers they’ve discovered over the years. The popular show has found a real diamond in the rough this time with a boy that probably thought his dream would never be realized in this competition.
Malaki Paul, 9, came to the show with a big voice, but a timid child’s heart. Continue reading
Herbie Hancock, 72, kicks off first annual International Jazz Day in New Orleans, Monday, April 30, 2012.
Jazz is the music that belongs to African American culture and has been offered to the world. It’s pure, richness tells ancient stories of a time only this sound can tell. The creators of the genre made sure of it. One legendary jazz giant has decided to honor his beloved music with a proper celebration in its honor. Continue reading
President Obama is gearing up for the campaign trail and the ads are slowly but surely gaining steam. The newest ad comes at the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s “take down” by the Obama administration. The ad begs the question, “What would Mitt Romney have done?” Continue reading
Ever since 9/11, some travelers have been disproportionately hassled at airport security. It seems that wearing flowing head wraps or turbans immediately puts you at the top of Transportation Security Administration’s most wanted list. Even fellow travelers get curious and nervous and hit their cell phones in a tizzy.
But civil rights groups say enough is enough! Representatives of the Sikh Coalition, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Muslim Advocates and South Asian Americans Leading Together are tackling the issue with technology. Continue reading
Juan and Maria Nunez-Gonzalez (second from right) with their children. Maria was driving when her van fell off the Bronx River Parkway killing her parents and everyone inside. Jocelyn, 10, (Front center) dressed in white was also killed in the crash. FAMILY PHOTO PROVIDED BY DNAINFO.COM/NEW YORK
One of the most devastating car accidents that has ever happened occurred Sunday. The car crash is the second to happen in nearly this very same location. Another crash happened in 2006, along this stretch of highway.
One family has been destroyed over the loss of seven family members that died in a horrific accident where the family van bounced off the median and careened off a three-lane highway into and through a barrier, falling 60 feet into an uninhabited area of the Bronx Zoo.
The family members in the van include grandparents Jacob Nunez, 85, and Ana Julia Martinez, 81, both from the Dominican Republic, their daughters, Maria Gonzalez, 45, and Maria Nunez, 39, and three grandchildren Jocelyn Gonzalez, 10, the daughter of the driver, Niely Rosario, 7, and Marly Rosario, 3, both daughters of Nunez. Continue reading
The first Miss Black France pageant crowns 21-year old student Mbathio Beye.
French women everywhere are outraged today! NOT! A couple french men and some right wingers are weighing in on a competition that took place on Saturday that did not include anyone, but french black women. The competition has left the country in disarray as they attempt U.S. tolerance with this sort of thing, according to one historian.
According to Madame Noire, Patrick Lozès is the President of the French Representative Council of Black Associations and his council gave the full approval for the Miss Black France contest that was held on Saturday. While his council gave approval, he does not believe that the competition is “progressive,” but destructive:
“This logic is detrimental to the values of French society,” he said. “If I think that there are not enough Black people in the most prestigious schools and companies, am I going to go create establishments exclusively reserved for Blacks?”
Uhhhh YEAH! What kind of statement is that? That is the very reason we have historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) in America. He went on to say: Continue reading