*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 →
Another African American man senselessly taken down.
One more black family devastated.
But this time, the family wants you to see exactly how things went down.
So in a very graphic video (scroll down), you will get to see an active-duty soldier who came home after serving two tours in Iraq, in the last moments of his life, at the hands of officers at the El Paso County Jail.
Sgt. James Brown, a new father, had voluntarily turned himself in to the jail in El Paso, Texas, to serve a two-day DWI sentence in July 2012.
Once he got to the station, he called his mother to let her know that he had arrived. But she says they wanted him to stay in jail longer; unless he came up with bail money.
So she did. And the money was sent to the jail the following morning.
*Well, she can probably thank her son for his support, and maybe they can even go out and grab a brewsky.
After all, the now former TNT Academy principal, Nancy Gordeuk, will have some extra time on her hands.
USA Today reports that a letter from Dr. Heidi Anderson, chair of the board of directors at TNT Academy in Stone Mountain, Georgia confirms the school board has voted to rid themselves of Nancy Gordeuk stating… Continue reading →
*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 →
*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 →
*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!”
*Though most of the cast members on this show seem pompous as hell to me, one in particular sticks out in this story; as he obviously has no problem saying whatever comes to mind, no matter how inappropriate.
“Success” has apparently gone to the head of one Kevin O’Leary.
As it turns out the “shark” on ABC’s “Shark Tank” feels he is big, bad & bold enough to go unfiltered in his comments; as he demonstrated by calling two African American women entrepreneurs who came on the show to present their lipstick business “colorful cockroaches.”