In Honor of Malcolm X & An Ongoing Fight for Human Rights in America- video

Today in 1965 we lost a legendary man, body and soul, a true revolutionist whom fought for the bettering of humanity and against racist white hate crimes against the Black community without apology-as it should be; as we should all be. I’ve placed the video above for a reason; while countless speeches made by Malcolm X are sadly still true to today and how things are, in this video he poses the question I wonder every single day with growing frustration at my own lack of understanding as to the WHY others, in great numbers, aren’t asking what Malcolm so brilliantly asks, frames and explains in the video I’m about to post and urge you with all I am to watch.

What is happening in America must not be taken before an American court. Just as police should not be taken before their fellow police officers or other law enforcement and/or court/legal systems where they are known personally.

We see where doing both of those things gets us, and common sense should suggest that would happen anyway. So where do we go? As Malcolm X says we should instead take the issue of VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (not CIVIL but HUMAN RIGHTS) to a system larger; the UN, for example; nothing will ever change. And he has been proven right by time… So what are we waiting for? It is only 9 minutes and some spare seconds of your time: listen to what he says, honor him with at least that much, on the anniversary of his death, I ask you. Listen and think about what he says both for him then but also, look at how perfect that speech is to be given in America today, 2017. Video follows.

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This Weekend in Newark, NJ… *Knowledge*

There are countless issues I’m working on; including a video regarding police research I feel is vital for everyone to hear… But I also support giving the children in Newark, NJ, the best possible teachers, educators and chance possible. Newark, NJ, I consider my second home, second only to NYC. Newark needs blessings; the children need the best possible educators… Honoring them is the least we can do for the kids I think ❤

And in Irvington, NJ, this weekend a celebration of Black history is going on at the local library… Check it out; get involved and learn TRUTH!!!!

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In Third Grade this Black Child Is Denied Equal Education-

This precious Black male is a 3rd grader by the name of Edmund. He’s an outstanding student, he already has a 3.83 GPA and he has above average scores as well as above average when it comes to his school’s test scores; language arts, math, and science. Just as importantly, he has a huge, giving heart. His mom says:

“We attribute his success to doing our best as parents and the great education he is getting at a local charter school, Gateway Science Academy.”

 

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But apparently the human and soul this child possess doesn’t matter nor do his achievements. At least, not to the state of Missouri. He misses his friends as he has attended the school since kindergarten. Staff at Gateway Science Academy want to have this law changed; some of the teachers and staff have signed his petition to allow him to attend the school.

But again; a huge slap has hit right in our face as this gifted and talented 3rd grader is being denied the right to equal treatment and equal opportunity.  The racism against the Black community would struggle to be any more blatant than what this child and his family he is going through.

His mother was informed he would be able to attend the school if they moved St. Louis county, as opposed to St Louis. But that is not why he is not allowed to go back to his school. A white child would be able to transfer schools in his situation; this is strictly because he is Black.

That and the Missouri government not only refusing to take action immediately -as they should- but furthermore, some educational boards in the state or area of STL are trying to deny it is about race and that this could happen to anyone. Thankfully not all are so stupid and at least own up to the fact that it has to do with a past desegregation law -from 1980s- which is hampering Black children rather than helping them.

There are some as I said who at least admit that white kids would be allowed to transfer and this is due to the color of his freaking skin! Anyone whom could stand behind this has to be soulless; absolutely heartless.

This is an ACTIVE STATE LAW, EXISTING TODAY IN MISSOURI. To quickly summarize this law (I’ll provide links below) in the 1980s the state of Missouri created a law which was supposed to let Black children desegregate and allow them to enter white schools. That same law is now preventing Black children that live in the country from transferring to a city school.

As his mother has said, IF IT WERE SIMPLY DUE TO CHANGE IN LOCATION THAT HE COULD NOT ATTEND SHE WOULD UNDERSTAND. BUT IT IS NOT DUE TO THEIR CHANGE IN LOCATION AND THIS IS ADMITTED AND WRITTEN IN LAW.

It’s actually legal, STILL, in Missouri to say he cannot live in one location and also continue receiving the preferred, higher quality education, for one reason and one reason only: he is Black.

“He is such a humble kid. His teacher told me that one of the first things she thought was that he was going to come in and be all like, I’m cool. He comes in like nothing’s happened. But he does think it’s pretty cool. He’ll ask me every day, ‘Mom, how many signatures do we have on our petition?’ He’s excited about that.”

But, she added, the family realizes that its drive to keep Edmund where he is might not succeed.

The ACTUAL problem is the state government’s refusal to change the law despite the schools wishes, parents wishes and of course, the child’s wishes. But as of yet, the government isn’t willing to do the moral and intelligent thing and get rid of a law which discriminates and dismisses any Black student from receiving the same quality education their white peers or classmates receive without issue.

“In the long range, how might the broader situation be changed to avoid future situations like Edmund’s? Glaser at VICC admits he doesn’t have a definitive answer. He notes that the current program won’t be allowed to continue forever, but he isn’t sure what will replace it, or who will draw up the rules.” [More Below]

This is absolutely outrageous, heartbreaking and I hope this family and the community will fight to hell and back over. What’s more is some of you white people have the audacity to deny being light skinned means you have a privilege others don’t. I HATE THIS ‘PRIVILEGE’!!!!

And you better believe I would give it away in a second unless all people could receive it!… However, it sickens me to say that is not how things are right now and white people need to wake up, realize and stop their racist behaviors, become aware and stop taking advantage of a racist, unjust country. Instead whites need to admit the truth, no matter how shaming it is, how enraging and demeaning it makes one feel. I loathe it; I loathe sharing the skin tone of people who inflict things such as this upon others due to skin color. 

I am lucky and grew up in the Black community. From a very young age I saw the racism and at 14 I saw a Black male crying as he was hogtied, laid face down while cops ignored his pleas for help and asked each other how they were doing. I watched as this man cried, begged for help, called out for others, and I watched in sheer hatred as his soul left his body. 

When he left, I felt a part of myself leave me. Something died within me as he was allowed by the police to suffocate to death because he had fallen asleep in White Castle. He had narcolepsy and so of course the cops were called. Cops. Around 20 were there when he left this earth. He had done NOTHING.

Since then, I’ve used these past 10 years to fight back against racism especially with the police department and victims. It’s far worse than makes the media; and what makes the media is not even a tiny fraction of this horrific terrorism too many people have to live with.

SO DO NOT DARE APPROACH ME AND TELL ME RACISM IS NOT REAL. Any white person that blind looks like the idiot, ignorant, racist fool or cruel fool that they are. It’s disgraceful to those who actually give a damn.

Change needs to come. Let’s get this child what he deserves; the best school he can attend and make sure as hell the state of Missouri doesn’t REST until this racist law is removed!

Petition his mom is asking everyone to sign.

As the controversy surrounding Edmund’s plight persists, officials at Gateway Science Academy say they are searching for a solution.

“We’re so pleased that he wants to stay here,” said Janet Moak, assistant principal at the school. “We take that as speaking to the quality that we have offered here at the charter school. We really want to support him in those efforts, but at this point, nothing has been finalized.”

Moak wouldn’t talk about what options are being considered. State law says flatly that “a charter school may not charge tuition,” so that avenue is out. Edmund could remain without the state reimbursing the school for his attendance, but Moak wouldn’t say whether that is a viable choice.

She did say that there is no deadline for a decision to be made, only that the school hopes to resolve it soon.

In the long range, how might the broader situation be changed to avoid future situations like Edmund’s? Glaser at VICC admits he doesn’t have a definitive answer. He notes that the current program won’t be allowed to continue forever, but he isn’t sure what will replace it, or who will draw up the rules.”

He notes that the current program won’t be allowed to continue forever, but he isn’t sure what will replace it, or who will draw up the rules.

A charter school may not charge tuition — Missouri state law

“Would it be something that all the districts in the St. Louis metropolitan area could voluntarily agree to, with the approval of local boards of education?” he asked. “Would it take a federal court order? A legislative decision? I’m really not sure.”

….But, he noted, as schools move away from the traditional enrollment pattern of attending class where you live, and with a general orientation toward greater cooperation among St. Louis area government agencies, school districts could easily be included in whatever evolves. LINK TO THIS ARTICLE HERE.

 

Double Standards for Black and White Students Must End

Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 8.52.55 PMAs the GOP debates went on a few nights past, there was another racist crime being committed at the University of Missouri. I watched my Twitter feed as students began to panic because some sick, racist psycho decided to threaten every Black student with death.

On a social media app, YikYak, an anonymous person(s) posted death threats. Kill any Black student on sight, is basically what this person said he would do. Where is the media? Where is security? While more Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 11.20.30 PMhate filled monsters chanted hate -pointlessly- into the night, students tweeted the location of these dangerous sites to others, asked for the cruelty to stop and were given the worst advice ever from the University of Missouri’s “security”. Their main security posted this, pretty much leaving students in a state of confusion without the security and safety they deserve. On the left is a screen shot of the information posted for students that night. The next post isn’t made until November 11th, at 6:00am when they have the main suspect in custody.

– Where is the media!? Yes, the debates were on but had this been a threat made by Blacks to whites this would have been breaking news.

Quickly, the situation was growing more intense, but the security was doing the very least they could do, it seemed to me. I watched tweets, videos and photos coming up in my feed, I spoke with friends as I could and felt more and more sick. The GOP debates were still raging on, where was the national attention? We all know had it been reversed it’d have stopped every channel! Where do these unwarranted, unfounded and flat out stupid feelings some whites seem to have towards Black people derive from? Why in hell was this not treated as seriously as it should have been?!

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Mizzou football team has joined the fight to address racism on campus.

Mizzou football team has joined the fight to address racism on campus.

The University of Missouri’s football team has joined students in their protest against University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe by boycotting all football games until he either resigns or is removed from office.

It began with Black graduate student Jonathan L. Butler, 25, who has gone on a hunger strike in his response in Wolfe’s reticence in addressing racial tension that escalated when a swastika scrawled in excrement was found on a dorm wall.

Butler said he is willing to die unless Wolfe leaves office, prompting the school’s chancellor R. Bowen Loftin to issue a statement voicing his concern for his health. With the Black football players adding their weight to the issue, the nation is finally paying attention.

Source: #Mizzou: Black Football Players Boycott Games Until School’s President Is Removed

Remove Unjustified Suspension from Ahmed Mohammed’s School Record!

Ahmed Mohammed, 14, of Dallas, Texas is a clearly highly intelligent and gifted kid; a young man who should never be deemed anything less than an inspiration to others, especially by his teachers. Ahmed is an inventor; he creates, builds and fixes things. It is inspiring to see a young man wanting to learn, grow and share his creativity and innovations.

He created a clock (see his video below) which he took to school to show his teacher. Instead of getting feedback or inspiration or sparking a discussion on further projects, the intelligent teacher felt they needed to alert the police. After all, it could be a bomb…….

Ahmed says at the end of the following video that this unwarranted treatment made him feel like he “wasn’t human”; like he was a “criminal”. No child should be made to feel that way, especially one who was simply sharing his personal creation with his teacher. Isn’t exploring, experimenting and creating all a part of the learning process? Isn’t what Ahmed did exactly what any good teacher would hope their student(s) would do? If I had been his teacher, I would have been honored and proud that my student had such talent; not to mention that he felt he could share it with me.

The charges are dropped, but that’s not the point of this post. The fact that he was arrested, detained and interrogated is wrong, abuse and racism plain and simple. Ignorant thinking and foolish judgment forced a child to experience what no one should have to face for being smart and being a creator.

While it is good, of course, that the unjust charges were dropped, it still is a traumatic event to put anyone through. At the very least the police as well as the school and especially the teacher owe Ahmed the most sincere apologies. This is just further proof that we have so much work to do in this racist, biased, bigot filled country.

Tell the police and Ahmed’s school: “Curiosity and an interest in science are not a crime! Stop harassing Ahmed Mohammed, do not bring any charges against him, and remove his suspension from his school record.”

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Bullying: A Father’s Heart-Felt Plea

No matter what your beliefs, bullying is not acceptable. This is a powerful plea from a father, please read and share.

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This was a response that I received from my posting yesterday, entitled  Bullying… Not so Cute., and I felt that I should share with my readers. This plea is from a father named Jeff…

Jeff says:
“My son is an A student in advanced education in NC. He has been bullied to the point where he came home crying and didn’t want to go back to school. Of course my heart sunk; my son whom loves to go to school, came home and walked into the room, head hung low and his face covered.This is not how my son is, so I knew something was wrong. I asked him “son what’s the matter” he lowered his head even further and covered his face completely and began to cry. He was so humiliated and hurt,he could barely tell me what was wrong. My son whom I have been raising alone…

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