*Let’s face it, some of us, er, y’all, just don’t want to be found, dammit! I personally run into more people than I would’ve guessed who are not interested in social media. Some of them are older, others just old-minded, and because they may not have businesses to market or a need to take a picture of themselves WHEREVER THEY GO to show others online that they have a life, they could care less about remaining relevant or visible to the online, unknown, masses.
And then there are those who want to be undercover for other reasons (Wink. wink).
*So you think you’re doing something special? Out of the box rebellious? Or even cute as you head to the polls and vote third party; for someone you know won’t win?
Word to the bad. You’re not!
Drop the mic.
I have heard there are those who, because they are not crazy about either presidential candidate, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, or Republican nominee Donald Trump, say they will vote Third Party in this election.
Why would you use your voting power to vote for someone that you KNOW won’t win?
I think of those who are voting for the first time, high school seniors, immigrants who have become citizens; who were unable to vote in their former countries and I think, “They must be so appreciative of this right?”
Surely they recognize this is an opportunity to contribute, on a personal level, to making a better America and maybe even a greater world. Right?
This is the one and only opportunity that we have to make change on a level greater than ourselves. Not only voting people into office, but not walking away from them once they are there. Holding them accountable every step of the way. And never, no matter how hard things get, giving up on this because defeat only happens to those who stop trying.
*I hope they catch this irresponsible piece of s*** and lock his ass up! A video captured an adult, said to be a parent, as he punched a 7-year-old boy in the stomach — causing the child to fall to his knees in pain — then walked out the front door of the school, rather nonchalantly, I might add.
I have no information on what preceded such an act, but as far as I’m concerned, there is no excuse for nor reason that adequately justifies, what this man did to this child!
The shocking incident happened last week at the KIPP DC Spring Academy in Washington DC. And John Mclean, the victim, told CNN affiliate WJLA that the punch to the gut was “real painful.”
A CNN report on the incident quotes the child’s mother, who we all can assume was fit to be tied say about the parent. It appears she has heard from the parent based on her words.
*In a lecture that was intended to close the racial divide gap, a Norman, Oklahoma teacher showed a YouTube video on imperialism and followed it up with a discussion on why ALL white people are racist.
And though the teacher was not identified, anyone listening to the voice on the video (scroll down) can pretty much presume he’s not Black.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t add that, if he was Black, we would know exactly who he is.
A video was sent to NBC affiliate, KFOR, from a student who was offended by the class discussion. A white student, who felt the comment was unsubstantiated and unfair. The student felt that white people were being blamed for something just because they are white.
I can see Black folk now. Arms outspread in a ‘What?’ kind of posture. Puzzled looks on their faces as if to say, “But the comment is coming from one of you.”Continue reading →
*I swear, you have to ask yourself, what level of mental illness are we dealing with here? A racist post on the personal Facebook page of elementary school paraprofessional, Jane Wood Allen, has cost her a job.
Jennifer Caracciolo , an official with the Georgia School District, confirmed on Monday that Allen had been terminated after it was discovered that she referred to First Lady Michelle Obama as a “Gorilla” in a post on her social media page.
The hateful, slanderous post (scroll down to see it) asked:
“How is she going to function in the real world, by not having all of her luxurious vacations paid for anymore?”
*Santa Monica, CA, September 23, 2016 – The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Trial by Jury: The Case of The N-Word a one-of-a-kind interactive event on October 17 at 7:30pm. Trial by Jury: The Case of The N-Word, is an original fusion of dramatized litigation, deliberation and audience participation, which explores both sides of a very polarizing topic: the use of the “N-Word.”
PBS’ Tavis Smiley said, “I firmly believe dialogue is a device that greatly increases opportunity to reach understanding, appreciation, and respect. In short, words have power. Trial by Jury: The Case of The N-Word focuses on such an issue, as it probes the multiplicity of perspectives surrounding our nation’s most provocative word. This impactful production presents opposing perspectives and a constructive forum for articulation, consideration, and rebuttal.”
In Trial by Jury: The Case of The N-Word, Tiffany Johnson, a 9-year-old girl learns the “N-Word” during a Black History Month lesson. The school’s choice to include the word in its elementary curriculum disturbs her parents, who had taken precautions to shield her from this epithet.
*Ooowee! I just KNEW researchers would catch up to this truth one day! But of course, as a mother, I may be biased. According to a Psychology Spot feature, it is now suggested that the genes that determine our intellect comes from our mothers.
That’s all you need to know! But for the sake of argument, I’ll continue.
Up until now it was ASSUMED that intelligence came from both parents. Yep! ‘Cause I admit to inheriting my dad’s stubborn determination and my mom’s fearlessness!
But now, researchers break it down to a mother’s double set of XX chromosomes versus the one that dad hosts. Continue reading →
*It seems ignorant white men are still seeking new ways to curb their sexual desire for Black women. To them I ask: How’s that working out for ya, fellas?
Whereas ‘back in the day’ they saw fit to humiliate Black men in front of their women; and rape those women as part of the ordeal, the tactic being used now is throw rotten bananas at ’em.
This is what Black female students are going through at American University in Washington, D. C.
Several women have come forward to report the incidents.
“I called my grandma up, and she said she went through the same thing, 40, 50-plus years ago,” says Jada Bell, the Black Student Alliance’s outreach coordinator while speaking with Buzzfeed about the current harassment she and other Black women are facing from white men on the school’s campus.
“Black women are under threat on campus — they are being used as target practice.”
“We’re literally being attacked and assaulted on campus, and there’s nothing being done about it by the administration,” she said.Continue reading →