upcoming-Malcolm X Remembered at Real Talk Thursdays-2/23/17-NEWARK NJ!

malcolm-x-newark-black-and-hispanic-familiesThis week in Newark, NJ, there is a free, weekly, on-going, open to anyone group called REAL TALK THURSDAYS meeting up as done every Thursday, for an hour, to discuss matters of importance but not typically discussed. This weeks meeting will be the beautiful soul and man, Malcolm X & his importance to the Black Liberation Movement.

When I return back home I will be attending religiously; however for the time I am EXTREMELY sad –especially this week!!!- that I will be missing out on this weeks discussion. Malcolm X is a man I love and am very passionate about; he is a person history must not forget yet he is a person I don’t recall ever being in a text book in school.

This is an wonderful opportunity for the community to get together and shed the chains of racism and lies; to build unity within the community! Having these educational, intellectual conversation with others within the community leads to RE-education. RE-educate the mind, share your knowledge, discuss and learn more knowledge for yourself…Gain self love and empowerment for, this is key to building a stronger community and a stronger community is key to freedom...

Want to attend? Read the post below written by Bashir Akinyele, one of the chairmen of this much needed, finally REAL, place to go to discuss issues and topics that MATTER but are all too often “left out” or “forgotten”… Bashir Akinyele says of REAL TALK THURSDAYS:

“This program is an opportunity to discuss solutions to the problems affecting African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, women, the youth, and humanity.”

And now, his article. PLEASE SHARE THIS EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT IN NEWARK!

“NEWARK, NJ – On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School is sponsoring a free program this Thursday called REAL TALK THURSDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ.  They are calling on the community to pack Weequahic High School’s auditorium at 279 Chancellor Avenue, Newark, New Jersey. 

The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will end at 8:00 pm. The focus of the forum is to provide 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. 

This week’s forum topic will focus on the Importance of Malcolm X to the Black Liberation Movement. 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, 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 at Weequahic High School for students and the community.

Bashir Akinyele, the Chairperson of the Black History Month committee and a history teacher at Weequahic High School, says,

“This program is an opportunity to discuss solutions to the problems affecting African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, women, the youth, and humanity.”

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

Devin Brown, 13- Remember That Name… Murdered by LAPD

“Look through our history; America’s the violent one.”- Tupac Shakur

Sadly and tragically Tamir Rice and the countless other young Black males who’ve been slaughtered by the cops in 2015 are not the beginning of the horrors the police hold. Nor is this something that just started and will pass. I started working against racism and police brutality at 14, about 10 years in now I see a massive change; people are waking up and fighting back… This video is the story of another one of the cases that didn’t get the attention deserved. He deserves to be remembered… So…

Devin Brown was the first child murdered by the police I did research and reports on. He was 13 years old and had his life stolen, like so many other young Black males. I make this video to honor him, for the moment I

saw his photo and smile, my heart gave away. Devin was only a child with so much life and potential; just like every other victim these racist and power crazed cops have stolen or beaten, or both. It’s time for change, we’ve been saying that for gods know how long now; but I see hope… For when I first started, no one cared about these cases. Now people are paying attention and responding… I see hope now; I see us finally coming to life and uniting for a real cause; for something worth fighting and if need be dying for: justice, equality and peace.

Never forget this young man’s name. Devin Brown. Let us not let him, Tamir Rice or any of the other countless victims -no matter the year- be in vain. It’s time for justice; it’s time to end racism and stop cops from murdering and then simply walking away, all because of their badge… Badge to murder without punishment. Beat without punishment. Harass, without punishment. We must not let up until we have justice and equality!
May all your precious souls be in a better place; a happier place… And blessed… We will never forget you… Not one of you.

La’Darious Wylie, 11, Loses His Life As He Bravely Saves His Sister

“La’Darious was a fifth-grade student at Chester Park Center of Literacy through Technology and the son of Elizabeth McCrorey and Carlos Wylie Sr. According to Robinson, he was the third oldest of three brothers and five sisters. She described him as an incredibly charming young man who had a very close relationship with his family.

“La’Darious loved his family,” she said. “He was the apple of his momma’s eye. He was well-behaved, he got good grades and he played football. He liked the Baltimore Ravens. The school was supposed to take him to the Bank of America Stadium this week to meet the [Carolina] Panthers and, even though it wasn’t his team, he was so excited because he loved football.”

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On October 27, 2015, standing among a few other kids, La’Darious Wylie, 11, and his sister, Sha’Vonta, 7, waited together for the school bus. And then out of no where, a car was heading right towards where the children were standing.

Like a true hero it only took La’Darious Wylie half a second to realize what he had to do as the car rushed towards them; he had to save his little sister. Pushing her out of the way, he saved her life. But he didn’t have time to move himself and was hit by the car. The next day, the 28th, he passed away. Though they claim it is still under investigation, they’ve identified the driver as Michelle Johnson, charging her with fatal hit and run. She is currently out on a $25,000 bond.

This is the GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses and his family as they get through the next few months. Please check it out or share it; imagine if it were you…

 

The following are video accounts, with the second one being his sister and brother remembering him… This is sad news, but it also shows the goodness and kindness in the heart and soul of a brave young man whom loved his sister and family. His harrowing death is also the death of a brave young man; I think he deserves national attention and respect.  Or at least a lot more notice than I’ve seen being shared about him. I’ve read he is getting attention nation wide; I hope that is true; I hope everyone hears about this young child…

Not everyone would have been able to make the choice the did; and for that his sister is very blessed, and so is this world. His act of brotherly love  shows there is hope. La’Darious is hope to me in a tragic world; he is proof that family, real love, selflessness, loyalty and looking after others is not a wasted cause. He is the very definition of all those things; he is in my eyes a true hero.

May your next journey be beautifully blessed….


http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article43906974.html/video-embed
*Above La’Darious brother and sister remember their brother.*

Link to relevant article.

Community Activist wants to rename park after La’Darious, video.
And they succeeded, which you can find out more about here.

60 Years After His Horrific Murder, Emmitt Till Is Remembered And Celebrated

Emmitt Till… What a precious soul… If you haven’t read Death of Innocence The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.

They’re also trying to continue the legacy of his late mother, Mamie Till Mobley, who worked with young people and encouraged them to challenge injustice in their everyday lives. It’s a message that Deborah Watts, a distant cousin of Till’s, sees as relevant amid the killings in recent years of young black men such as Trayvon Martin in Florida and Tamir Rice in Ohio.

Watts, of Minneapolis, was a toddler when Till was killed. She said that as she grew up, she spoke often with Mobley about Till.

“It was her motivation to turn his death into something positive,” Watts said Thursday in Jackson.

The 14-year-old Till was visiting relatives in the cotton…

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Personal Post- Losing a Loved One to Cancer; Unprepared.

Recently I lost one of my dearest friends and one of two people I call family; my Aunt Bobbie. I lost her to cancer. When it happened, I posted this on my personal site, but I feel the need to share it here. The reason? I feel cheated. The doctors had told her a miracle had occurred; there as no sign of cancer anywhere in her body, despite the fact that months prior, her body had been covered with so many tumors the doctors stopped counting. When she went back the last time because she was feeling ill, the doctors once more assured her she had no signs of cancer…
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