Sign The Petition For Edmund Lee To Receive A Quality Education

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Third-grader Edmund Lee must leave Gateway Science Academy in South St. Louis because his family is relocating to St. Louis County…and because he’s Black. According to the news, the decades-old law permits county residents to attend a city charter school if they live in a district participating in transfer programs—but the student cannot be Black.

This law discriminates Edmund’s constitutional rights, and any lawyer can prove it. Segregation like this should have disappeared a long time ago. In modern America things like that shouldn’t be allowed at all. He’s entitled to receive the SAME education as anyone else.

Please, sign the petition to allow Edmund to remain in the school, because not admitting him simply because he is African-American is just wrong.

https://www.change.org/p/dese-don-t-let-race-determine-my-son-s-enrollment?recruiter=74057159&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

Via: Black America Today

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Angela Davis: The Queen Of Revolution

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– Angela Davis was born on January 26, 1944, in Birmingham, #Alabama. Both of her parents were college graduates and worked as school teachers. Her brother, named Ben Davis, played for the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions in the 60s and 70s. Young Angela chose to attend a small private school known as the ‘Little Red School House’ in Greenwich Village in #NewYorkCity. There she got involved in studies of socialism and communism and befriended the children of the leaders of the Communist Party, including her lifelong friend, Bettina Aptheker.Angela Davis was awarded a full scholarship to Brandais University in Massachusette, where she met German-American philosopher #HerbertMarcuse, later becoming his student at UCSD. Together with Herbert Marcuse she participated in a political rally during the Cuban Missile Crisis. At that time she studied #KarlMarx, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul Sartre, and spent summer in Paris and Helsinki, where she participated in the World Festival of Youth and Students. There Davis met with the Cuban students and became a supporter of #FidelCastro and Cuba. Then she continued her studies at the University of Frankfurt, Germany for 2 years, from where she graduated in 1965.Davis returned to East Germany for her Ph. D. in philosophy from Humboldt University in East Berlin. Back in California she worked as a lecturer at #UCLA during the 60s. At that time Davis was a radical feminist and a member of the Communist Party USA and was also associated with the Black Panther Party. She was fired from University of California in 1969, in a controversial decision by the Board, pushed by then Governor Ronald Reagan. She was later rehired to her job.In 1970, Angela Davis appeared on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. She was able to evade the police for 2 months before being arrested. She spent 18 months in the Women’s Detention Center in New York awaiting the trial. In 1972 #JohnLennon and #YokoOno supported her with their song “Angela” and Rolling Stones recorded their song “Sweet Black Angel” advocating her release. She was tried and acquitted of all charges.

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Via @power_to_the_people_ on Instagram

First Look At John Legend And Jurnee Bell’s ‘Underground’ Project

(Photos courtesy of WGN America/CNN)

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Without giving up too much about the show, the cast and crew were able to convey both excitement and pride over being able to be involved in a project that explores the oft-ignored dignity and bravery that existed in one of the darkest times in our country’s history. From what I have seen so far, Underground is a well-rounded, brilliantly written show that shows American heroism as we have never seen it before.

 

Be sure to mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 9 at 10 pm ET/PT for the premiere of Underground.

Watch the full trailer below:

http://wgnamerica.com/series/underground

Read more:

http://v103.cbslocal.com/2016/01/30/sundance-film-festival-john-legend-wgn-america-team-up-for-groundbreaking-underground/

Tennessee Sheriff Allegedly Blames Beyonce For Cops Deaths

Before you read this article…be aware that the particular Sheriff in question is under investigation for alleged illegal activities. — According to NY Daily News: A Tennessee sheriff is blaming Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime performance for a drive-by shooting outside of his home and the deaths of seven police officers.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/19/us/beyonce-police-boycott/index.html#

Sheriff Robert Arnold, an elected official in Rutherford County, has not been crazy in love with the star since she sang “Formation” at Super Bowl 50.

Arnold, who’s under FBI investigation for selling e-cigarettes to prisoners, said he thinks it’s why gunmen blasted rounds outside of his home on Monday night.

“With everything that’s happened since the Super Bowl, with law enforcement as a whole, I think we’ve lost five to seven officers, five deputy sheriffs since the Super Bowl, that’s what I’m thinking,” he told reporters Tuesday at a press conference. “You have Beyoncé’s video and that’s kind of bled over into other things about law enforcement.”

 

Beyoncé’s “Formation” video, which features shots of a sinking New Orleans police car, and her Super Bowl performance were criticized for having Black Panthers-inspired costumes.

 

Arnold argued that there was a correlation between her song and seven officers being killed nationwide.

 

“My comments reflect the violent and senseless killing of seven deputies in the U.S. since the show aired,” Arnold said in an email to The Tennessean.

A Tennessee sheriff is blaming Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime performance for a drive-by shooting outside of his home and the deaths of seven police officers.

 

Sheriff Robert Arnold, an elected official in Rutherford County, has not been crazy in love with the star since she sang “Formation” at Super Bowl 50.

 

Arnold, who’s under FBI investigation for selling e-cigarettes to prisoners, said he thinks it’s why gunmen blasted rounds outside of his home on Monday night.

 

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold had shots fired outside his house, and blames Beyoncé for it.TENNESSEAN.COM

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold had shots fired outside his house, and blames Beyoncé for it.

“With everything that’s happened since the Super Bowl, with law enforcement as a whole, I think we’ve lost five to seven officers, five deputy sheriffs since the Super Bowl, that’s what I’m thinking,” he told reporters Tuesday at a press conference. “You have Beyoncé’s video and that’s kind of bled over into other things about law enforcement.”

 

Beyoncé’s “Formation” video, which features shots of a sinking New Orleans police car, and her Super Bowl performance were criticized for having Black Panthers-inspired costumes.

 

Arnold argued that there was a correlation between her song and seven officers being killed nationwide.

 

“My comments reflect the violent and senseless killing of seven deputies in the U.S. since the show aired,” Arnold said in an email to The Tennessean.

 

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, is being investigated by the FBI for corruption charges.RUTHERFORD COUN TY SHERIFF’S OFF

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, is being investigated by the FBI for corruption charges.

Beyoncé and her dancers dressed as Black Panthers during the Super Bowl 50 halftime performance, drawing criticism for the costumes.

Beyoncé and her dancers dressed as Black Panthers during the Super Bowl 50 halftime performance, drawing criticism for the costumes.

Five officers were killed across the country in four days between Feb. 7 and Feb. 11, the day after Beyoncé’s performance — none of which have been linked to the song.

 

At Arnold’s home, he said his wife, his 3-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter were safe from the shooting, but still distraught by the potential danger.

 

“For this to happen at my house, it bothers me tremendously,” he said.

 

There were about eight shots blasted before the shooters fled on Monday night in a dark gray Nissan Altima, police said.

 

 

Arnold has his own fair share of trouble with the law, with a litany of lawsuits and corruption charges.

 

The Beyoncé-blaming sheriff is being investigated by the FBI and the Tennessee bureaus of investigation for corruption charges after it was revealed he sold e-cigarettes to jail inmates through “JailCigs,” a private company, owned by his own aunt and uncle, WKRN reported.

 

Arnold, along with the sheriff’s office, is also being sued for $20 million after an inmate was brutally beaten in his jail cell, despite the victim’s parent’s warnings. The sheriff is blamed for a “failure to adequately train and supervise his staff,” after the victim suffered a permanent brain injury and ending up “100 percent disabled,” the lawsuit stated, according to the Daily News Journal.

What Happened To The 64,000 Missing Women?

64,000 Missing Women in America All Have One Important Thing in Common
More than 64,000 black women remain missing across the United States as of today.
Feb. 09,2016
Dr. Aggrey said, “If you educate a woman, you educate a nation but if you educate a man, you educate an individual.” This outlines the vital role women play in nation building. There are several women disappearing in the air every day in all the provinces of America, of which we do not hear their whereabouts.

Report says, in 2012 the total number of black women who disappeared in America totaled to 12.85% out of 34% of all missing persons. According to the Black And Missing Foundation, most women disappear in the states of New York, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland and Florida.

This is heartbreaking and uncomfortable situation and due to this, the foundation has teamed up with a TV network to make a series, Find Our Missing, telling the stories behind the women’s disappearances.

Behind the hundreds of cases are painful details sketched out by families, left wondering what has become of their loved ones. Many women have been missing for decades.

This has posed great fear and threat, hence making life unbearable and unhealthy for them in America.

Among the missing is Phoenix Coldon, 23, of St Louis, Missouri, on December 18 while Stacey English, 36, vanished in Atlanta, Georgia on Christmas Day

(Source: http://blackmattersus.com/1656-64000-missing-women-in-america-all-have-one-important-thing-in-common/ )

Tia Norfleet: The Only African American Woman In Nascar

Norfleet is pushing through all negativity in order to win the race of a lifetime and make history while doing so.

Here are some fun facts about the fearless race car driver:
Born Shauntia Latrice Norfleet
May 1, 1986 in
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
is the daughter of NASCAR driver Bobby Norfleet.

Norfleet’s interest in racing began at the age of 7, when her father, NASCAR driver Bobby Norfleet, doubled the battery power of a Hot Wheels Barbie car to increase its speed. Norfleet’s racing career began at age 14, when she began competing in kart racing events; she went on to a successful career in drag racing at the local and regional level, where she won 37 of 52 events she competed in.

In 2000 Norfleet switched to entry level spec racing competing in Bandolero cars, then moving to late model stock car racing on short tracks starting with the 2004 racing season; she became the first female African-American driver to acquire a NASCAR Late Model Series racing license.

 

Norfleet competed in local late model events at tracks near her Augusta, Georgia home, starting her Late Model career in 2004. She planned to compete in NASCAR national touring series competition starting in the summer of 2012, and is operating a grassroots funding initiative to finance her racing career; however she did not make it to the track in a major series in 2012.