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This Beautiful 11 Yr Old Black Female Has Raised 50 grand & Counting For the Cold & Homeless

“Arctic air on the way,” headlines read again….

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Meet the beautiful, exceptionally precious and compassionate 11 year old, Khole Thompson. As noted in her photo, she raised $50,000 at least for the homeless in Chicago during this horrifically cold weather.

“When an 11-year-year-old girl in suburban Los Angeles learned Monday how cold it would be this week for homeless people in Chicago, she decided to do something about it.

After watching a newscast about the impending cold snap, Khloe Thompson created a GoFundMe page seeking donations for the local Salvation Army, a nonprofit group whose mission includes getting Chicago’s most vulnerable to a warm place this week.”

I went from grateful to enraged at reading; Bill Gates, who in an unrelated article (I believe it’s unrelated) he said,

“You don’t need to have a billion to be happy but it sure does help.” –Read that article here.

Imagine how much money he could have helped Khole donate to people in cities across America that have been severely impacted by the cold.

Then during the research for this post I found a few ways to help, which I’ll post below. That gave me a little hope for humanity…

We need to ensure that hope lasts, through people such as Khole Thompson, and their selfless actions.

The most recent cold is ongoing and there are things people can do in the less impacted states such as Texas,

Here is an excerpt from an article about a homeless man who was stolen from this world because he didn’t have a home in the absolutely freezing weather. This is just, I hope, to bring this to you emotionally; remember these are actual people suffering… Even when it’s not as severe as now, anyone in the more northern parts of the states knows how hard that cold can hit. This is unacceptable please don’t just close this article and move on to the next. Please be as brave as the precious child and the others like her… Check out links below.

The Maslow’s Army are blaming the cold for Martin’s death. They are also renewing their plea for change. The organization advocates for people battling addiction, alcoholism and mental illnesses.

In a Facebook post, Sam and Susan Landis of Maslow’s Army, a nonprofit called the death “unacceptable” and said the city needs a 24-hour a day facility where the homeless can find relief from the cold and heat.

Martin was familiar to members of The Maslow’s Army.

“We met Ken on our first Sunday outreach on Fountain Square almost one year ago. He was inspired to get his life together and began taking steps towards self-improvement,” read the another Facebook post on the Sam and Susan Landis page.

In August, the post said, Martin slipped in his recovery effort but “Maslow’s Army still continued to love on him and support him every way we could offering to take him to detox, meeting his basic needs every encounter including just last week.”

Maslow’s Army intends to continue its fight for a 24-hour shelter, taking its request to city hall. They have their sights set on the old Queensgate jail, a seven-story, 30,000 square foot space, that could house beds, a kitchen and more, Sam Landis said. All the group needs is funding.

There is one point on which Kevin Finn, President of Strategies to End Homelessness, agrees.

“The reality is, there is no reason a homeless person should be sleeping outside right now,” Finn said.

In Hamilton County, there are 12 homeless shelters and in Northern Kentucky, there are six, he said. Some are for families, some for women only, others men only. There are also two drop-in homeless shelters, both open 24 hours a day, one on each side of the river. They have expanded capacity for the winter months.

Shelterhouse, The Barron Center for Men in Queensgate offers an additional 200 beds in its winter shelter space through the end of February. Space is open to men and women. The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky in Covington expands its shelter space through March, Finn said. Neither has ever reached capacity.

“What they might not know is when the weather gets the way it is now, some of the rules and requirements that are in place during warmer weather months are not required,” he said.

Last year, 90 percent of the area’s homeless people resided in a shelter, Finn said. Another 16 percent stayed outside on the street, the six percent overlap represents people who both went to shelters but also stayed outside.

There are people who, for a variety of reasons, will not go to shelters, Finn said. Reasons can range from mental health disorders, addiction or something else.

For placement or help getting in a homeless shelter, call (513) 381-7233.

Both Susan and Sam Landis have experienced homelessness and addiction. They are also studying for careers in the social service field at Northern Kentucky University. The system is not set up to meet the needs of homeless, Sam Landis said.

“We want to go to city hall and fight this,” Susan Landis said. “Tax dollars are being spent on a stadium and a fraction of this money could be used to help keep people warm. There are many groups out there with multimillion-dollar grants.”

“We still have this problem,” she said. “Let’s face it, something’s not being done.”

Councilman Chris Seelbach was one of the first to tweet the news of Ken Martin’s death. While the coroner has yet to determine the cause of death, Seelbach and others have drawn the conclusion Martin froze to death.

“We must do better,” Seelbach tweeted. “It’s just a matter of priorities. More tax money for those most vulnerable. Less tax money for millionaires and billionaires.”

Exactly where that money would come from and how much, Seelbach didn’t elaborate. He didn’t respond to messages left by The Enquirer.

Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld said he anticipates the council in 2018 will look at the issue of homelessness and make sure there are enough 24-hour shelters to protect people from dangerous weather, either hot or cold.

 

EVERY LITTLE BIT MATTERS; HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Do what you can, please… These are some basic, very basic ways to help…

  1. Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s hypothermia prevention and response programs provide emergency shelter, meals and crisis intervention during the coldest months of the year. These programs serve homeless men and women each night from November through February. The program provides shelter, two hot meals (breakfast and dinner) and a bagged lunch. Also provided is access to case management and medical treatment as well as mental health and substance abuse services.

In addition to the caring professionalism of Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s homeless services staff, this life-saving service wouldn’t be possible without faith partners throughout the region, who open their sanctuaries in partnership with Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s programs to ensure that no one is left in the cold.

2) How We Help End Homelessness

We reach out to homeless individuals through street outreach and mobile outreach services and once we engage with homeless individuals, youth and families with children, we provide assistance that ranges from paying a first month’s rent to offering permanent supportive housing so that people with disabilities can become stable and productive members of their communities. In 2017, we helped over 100,000 homeless individuals.

We have found that, without supportive services, housing is often not enough to end homelessness. From helping homeless youth, to providing assistance in obtaining disability benefits, to providing transportation, to offering intensive job training assistance to homeless veterans, we operate a number of innovative supportive services programs to support our efforts of ending homelessness in America.

EMERGENCY SHELTER

While permanent housing, often coupled with supportive services, is the best way to end homelessness, many individuals and families need short-term stabilization before they can find housing that will meet their long term needs. That’s why Volunteers of America, for over 122 years, has provided emergency assistance to homeless persons in the form of homeless shelters.

DROP-IN CENTERS

Since homeless persons can be reluctant to leave the streets and accept emergency shelter or transitional housing, we operate drop-in centers — places where homeless youth or adults can get off the streets and find a temporary safe haven. And often, when homeless persons begin to trust drop-in center staff, they agree to leave the streets and enter transitional or permanent housing.

PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

For a significant number of homeless Americans with mental or physical impairments, often coupled with drug and/or alcohol use issues, long-term homelessness can only be ended by providing permanent housing coupled with intensive supportive services.

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

Our transitional housing programs are operated with one goal in mind — to help individuals and families obtain permanent housing as quickly as possible. Our programs serve diverse populations — from women and children who are victims of domestic violence to homeless veterans who have spent years living on the streets.

(update) My New #Video RE: Four Black Females Strip Searched At School…!

As I said, until you show me how
white children, FEMALES, have
been abused and violated as Black
children, FEMALES in this situation,
in this way or any other way without any action or care, until you can show me an epidemic of white children being abused like this or any other way by the school system you have NO reason to even entertain the selfish thought that this is NOT because of the color of these females skin!

 

Yes, it is sick to say. Yes, it is sick to realize. BUT IT IS ALSO TRUE AND TRUTH NEEDS TO BE SPOKEN

 

And justice needs to start happening; which I know this video won’t create but it is a reality that needs to be remembered and maybe ONE DAY WE WILL GET THERE!

I have no words to say …for now… other than what I share below.


And,

Please click here to use your voice and stand up for these girls and all those unmentioned but abused on so many levels at schools all over America due to the color of their skin!!!!

Video of Interview With an 8yr old Black Child of Exceptional Intelligence; Watch & Share; He Deserves More Acknowledgment !

Ask the majority of teens, adults or seniors about the pineal gland, most won’t have a clue what you are talking about…but this 8 year old precious Black child not only knows the answer -deeply- but he knows this and more at such depth most adults would struggle to keep up with him-  as the interviewer proves to show… This child is amazing, and note worthy. He should be getting national attention but…

SO, in the video interviewer is taken aback, unnerved and really thrown off by his knowledge and readiness to speak on issues of importance. The child is clearly far more intelligent and advanced than her; this is made blatantly clear when she realizes he is more advanced than herself. She does what most people do when they are intimidated or self conscious; and this beautiful, insightful little boy seems to grow frustrated towards her awkward and embarrassed behaviors. He sets the interviews tone and gets it back on track, real quick and is more the adult than her! He proceeds to educat her on everything from how we can make the world a better place, his stance on guns and video games, and spiritually, he speaks of the pineal gland (our third eye) in great depth.

Clearly, this brilliant little boy is not the average 8 year old and remember; he is the future. With that said, he gives me a little bit of hope towards the future. Thus I share his video, which is well worth your time as it was mine. Seeing such an exceptionally intelligent and intuitive child of only 8 years can only make one wonder what his future holds, for it undeniably is something unique and special.

Click here to read a little more about him.

13 Yr Old Black Child, Shavon Randle, Found…

This hit me hard; due to the horrific nature of what this girl went through, due to the lack of attention or concern at least from what I saw… Maybe because I was getting alerts while she was still alive & feel I should have been able to do more than tweet and share random stupid posts about what was going on.

The search for the Lancaster girl, who was the subject of an Amber Alert, came to a heartbreaking conclusion. Her body was discovered inside an east Oak Cliff home late Saturday night.

Shavon Randle, 13 year old Black female… Her body was found along with her 19 year old kidnapper. She was being held ransom over drugs. As stated by local reporters:

” Perkins girlfriend is identified as Ledoris Randle, a relative of Shavon. Randle told police that she received a call at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday from a private number and the voice on the other end said they had Shavon and warned if she called the police, the 7th grader would be killed.

The arrest affidavit says a co-worker of Ledoris Randle confided to her that one of the men that had the narcotics stolen was Fields and that “Fields has history with kidnapping people.”

An anonymous informant told the FBI the a male she knew advised “he was going to kidnap a child to get his narcotics back”, according to the affidavit. The male is identified as Owens. “

Why would anyone involve a child…!? I know this happens far too often; innocent kids victim of stray bullets or other horrors they shouldn’t be anywhere close to. And that’s sickening but they targeted and picked this child all over… drugs? I don’t know what to say other than…

May your new journey, Shavon Randle, be peaceful and full of love… you deserve no less…

URGENT NOW!!! A Black, 13 Yr Old TX Female Kidnapped & “in Grave Danger,” PLEASE SHARE!

amber alert in texas

“…believe this child to be in grave or immediate danger.”

This is an emergency; as we know Black women -including innocent children!!!; For some unknown sick reason!- won’t make national news or state news even in this case… Remember the D.C. girls? That wasn’t an isolated case….

In any case, on my iPhone my “system alert” for the Amber Alert system has been going off a lot; usually it goes off and never comes back on but this sweet little girl must be in serious fear and harm as it’s gone off at least 3-4 times. The alert even popped up on my email so… please share….!!!! And if you are in Texas, please keep your eyes open, or send to anyone you know in Texas….

What if this was your precious child? Your baby girl? … Gods can only imagine….

Current Info on Child & Vehicle ETC
Missing date – Jun 28, 2017

    • Missing From – Lancaster, TX
    • Age Now – 13 years old
    • Sex- Female
    • Race- Black
    • Hair Color- Black
    • Eye Color- Brown
    • Height- 5 feet 5 inches
    • Weight- 120 pounds
    • Description- The child’s date of birth is 6/22/04. The child was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue basketball shorts.

Vehicle Information

    • Color: White
    • Description: The vehicle is a 4 door sedan with a damaged or dark-colored paint transfer on the rear passenger side quarter panel.

Other Info

The Lancaster Police Department is searching for Shavon Le’Feye Randle. Police are looking for an unknown male suspect in connection with her disappearance. The suspect is driving the listed vehicle. The suspect was last heard from in Lancaster, Texas at 10:00 am on 6/28/17. Law enforcement officials believe this child to be in grave or immediate danger.

Dr. Dre to Donate $10 million for Compton High School’s New Performing Arts Center

Sharing a bit of good news out… 🙂

by Gerrick Kennedy via latimes.com Dr. Dre has pledged to donate $10 million to help build a performing arts complex at the new Compton High School, the Compton Unified School District. “My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement. “The performing arts center will be […]

via Dr. Dre to Donate $10 million for Compton High School’s New Performing Arts Center — GOOD BLACK NEWS

Come & Learn This Thursday! – Black History-Education & Unity! Real Talk Thursdays!!!

Let’s make this national!! INTERnational! Newark, NJ, LEADING THE WAY!!!… Every Thursday hosts a free and educational public meeting…each week a new topic to learn. These sessions are open to the community to better the community and begins at 7 p.m… This week – June 15- the discussion will be the original Black Panther Party… Check the info below!

NEWARK, NJ — The Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School in Newark will host a public forum about the original Black Panther Party at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 15.

According to a news release, the free program will discuss the history of the party. It will include a screening and discussion of the film “The Black Panthers, Lords of the Revolution,” which chronicles the rise and fall of the party as well as its impact on the black community and the world.

The forum is part of a series at the school, Real Talk Thursdays, which organizers say “provides free weekly spiritual, cultural and political education discussions to empower, inspire, and organize African /African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, and the entire human family.”

The community-based organizations helping to contribute to the weekly forums are the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (N.A.V.C), New Jersey Communities United, Young & Successful Men’s Organization, and the Pan-Afrikan Muslim Association.

The Black History Month Committee was created by history teachers to organize programs and activities for February’s Black History Month and for the school year at Weequahic High School for students and the community.

For more information about the Real Talk Thursdays at Weequahic High School, contact (908) 956-3523 or (973) 705-3795.

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