Category Archives: Education

Good News! Student Surprised at H. S. Graduation By His Military Mom (Watch)

Steven Turner, Jr. and mother, Naval Officer Vera Taylor, embraced when she surprised him by making his H.S. graduation.
Steven Turner, Jr. and mother, Naval Officer Vera Taylor, embraced when she surprised him by making his H.S. graduation.

 

*With all of the bad news out there, isn’t it time we heard something heartwarming and good?

That would be a resounding YES!

Well, with the help of one school district in Alabama, a military mom was able to give her son a surprise he won’t soon forget.

Her presence at his high school graduation!

The reunion was an emotional one for Steven Turner, Jr. whose mother has been deployed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for the past nine months, according to KTLA 5. Continue reading

School Nurse Tells Sixth Grader, ‘I Will F**k You Up!’

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Jason Ezzard, sixth grade

 

*I’d like to think this is just an “accusation” or “speculation” or “alleged” incident. But how can one make that claim when surveillance footage says its not?

A school nurse did actually say, “I will f*ck you up!” to a sixth-grade kid.

What is happening to us as a human race, that we would lose our temper so easily and let such cruel and nasty words leave our mouth, and the target be our youth?

Beverly Barnes, employed as a school nurse at Mundy’s Mill Middle School in Jonesboro, Georgia, actually embarrassed 11-year-old Jason Ezzard in front of classmates in the cafeteria when she said,  “I will knock your lights out and I will f—k you up.”

What triggered such a harsh response?

Ezzard and another boy was allegedly tossing a bag of chips among themselves.

Nope, nothing more. That was it. Continue reading

Wait! Our Black Kids in Elementary School Commit Suicide…Study Says ‘Yes!’

Suicide rates for black children 5-11 have doubled nationwide
Suicide rates for black children 5-11 have doubled nationwide

*What could be so bad for a child aged 5-11 years, that he or she would commit suicide?

Your guess is as good as the researchers who study this.

But its something we would never imagine. Before we get to what the “experts” have to say, indulge me for a minute please. Just let me throw this out there.

This is what made me go, “Oh, I can see how that would happen.”

You know all of the stress a single parent can be under. Children feel energy. Sometimes they hear mommy and daddy fussing. A lot of times mommy is not happy. Daddy is mad. Sometimes we are short with our children. We snap at them when they ask the simplest question, because we’re having a bad day. The kid starts to think, ‘Maybe mommy and daddy would be happy if I were not here.’

Does that make it any clearer for you?

Yes, I ‘went there’ as I began to read up on this topic, and it is very disconcerting, to say the least.

Now, here’s what the experts have to say.

The same ones who have concluded that suicide rates among elementary-age black children have nearly doubled since the 1990’s. Continue reading

Community Violence Major Factor in Teen Engineering Genius’ Decline of $80K Scholarship

Lander Braggs, 17, engineering genius
Lander Braggs, 17, engineering genius

*When considering all of the ways violence can affect a community, we often only see in black and blue. And while physical bruises eventually fade away, its the emotional bruises that continue to linger.

We see this example in communities where the residents have given up hope. They’ve witnessed too much devastation, and not enough preservation.

And now we see a new page turning on the effect of violence in our communities. A page that warrants our attention; because it speaks volumes about the kind of future our children will have.

Case in point: 17-year-old Chicago resident Lander Braggs (pictured) has decided to turn down the offer for a scholarship valued at $80,000 to attend the prestigious Illinois Institute of Technology. True, he is an up and coming technical engineer; with the obvious aptitude to perform well in school, but he doesn’t want to attend school in this particular city.

Why?

Because he is afraid that his black life doesn’t matter in the eyes of the police.

Ouch. That hurts.

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Celebrated for Leaving the Ghetto, Graduated Harvard, Now Busted With Drugs…Huh?

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Corey Waller’s viewpoint is about to change.

*OK, you’ve read the headline. Now imagine the sound of a screeching car and feel free to ponder this question:

Brother, are you kidding us right now?

This is the sentiment from hordes of people who are shell-shocked about the recent arrest of Corey Lamont Waller; who went against all odds when he was lifted up from an impoverished life in Louisville, became an accomplished athlete and entered the prestigious Harvard University–where he excelled and graduated in 2006.

All of this, only to lose everything because he made the ridiculously stupid choice to possess marijuana…200-400 pounds of it.

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Incoming African American Professor at Boston U, in Trouble for ‘White People’ Tweets

A contemplative Saida Grundy
A contemplative Saida Grundy

*This certainly looks like a bad start for incoming Boston U professor, Saida Grundy. The African American professor was set to begin a teaching position in African American Studies in July, but that may now be in jeopardy due to a series of tweets she posted which shared her dislike of white people.

As you can imagine, this has caused considerable controversy at the school.

And let me tell you right now, African Americans may not have the historic structure in place to be considered “racist,” but that doesn’t mean they can’t be prejudiced as hell.

Get an attitude if you want to, but its not a good look on anyone!

If Grundy is not fired before her intended July start date, she may find herself with very few students, if any. Continue reading

Watch: Principal Recants Apology, Son Addresses ‘Y’all N*ggers’ on Social Media

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Travis Gordeuk

*Well now that the principal who made the remark “Look, all the black people are leaving” has done exactly what she said she didn’t want to do: spoil her students graduation ceremony, she has obviously been toiling it around in her head; and has since recanted the apology she had made, saying she is “no racist.”

In other words, she is taking the apology back.

And if you don’t believe her, or have a problem with that, her son, who looks like he is fresh out of an I want to be Eminem fantasy, has invited ‘Y’all n*ggers’ to take it up with him. Continue reading

‘Look Who’s Leaving…All the Black People!’ Comment Gets School Principal in Deep Doo (Watch)

Nancy Gordeuk, founder of TNT Academy loses her cool at high school graduation ceremony.
Nancy Gordeuk, founder of TNT Academy loses her cool at high school graduation ceremony.

 

*There’s something to be said when an educator loses her cool in front of an entire graduating class audience. Not to say it can’t happen, but on the rare occasion that it does, it may be the slip of a curse-word; or a teacher yelling for a student to “stop acting like a child!”

Which makes the tirade by the founder of TNT Academy – a high school near Stone Mountain, Georgia, so outstanding. I mean this woman went on and on. And when no one appeared to be paying her any attention at all, she lost it and called out, “Look who’s leaving, all the black people!”

Not exactly, my dear.  Continue reading