**update by original poster: the missing teen has been found and is well, safe with her family…. Blessings to all who assisted ❤ – 10/24/17
Urgent repost of article regarding a missing 14 year old girl in Las Vegas who may be with another girl, who is identified as a “chronic runaway”-please repost and share or contact her cousin at the email Article Begins Below:
Fourteen year old Selina Brandon has been missing since Friday morning in Las Vegas. Selina has special needs and requires medicaion that she has been without for two days. Her family is desperate to find her.
Selina is 5’9” with long box braids and had on a floral shirt and blue jeans. She boarded her school bus at 7 a.m. and made it to the campus of Shadow Ridge High School in the northwest part of the city, but never made it to class. She was last seen at around 9 a.m. Friday morning leaving the campus of Shadow Ridge.
Selina is believed to be in the company of another teen by the name of Maggie, who is a known, chronic runaway.
Although Selina is 14, she functions on about an 11-year-old level. She likely does not understand the seriousness or gravity of what is happening right now.
This is the hardest and most personal post I have ever had to write. Selina is the only daughter of my first cousin, Shane Brandon. Listening to him choke up as he told me what was going on yesterday morning gutted me. I have never seen him so broken.
My family is asking for everyone’s help. If you see Selina or Maggie, please let me know right away. You can email me at my work email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are not asking anyone to approach either of the two girls. That could simply put them in even more danger, or prompt them to run again, further delaying Selina’s safe return home.
Please just contact me or even the Las Vegas Metro Police and let them know that you have information on the whereabouts of Selina Brandon. The number to the LVMPD Missing Persons Detail is 702-828-2907.
Selina was last seen with this girl, Maggie. This first post is from a previous time that Maggie ran away, but shows a good detail of her face.
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.
My rant about the all too common act of missing Black females, Black people in general if you get into the details and history… But you’d think if this was anyone else, these kids would be all over national “media”, they would have breaking news never-ending until every last victim and their abductor is located…but with there being so many vanishing in the same approximate time period one would think they would have at least some common decency and treat this case as they would any case of blond, blue eyed girls that were missing. But no….Not even at this large number all vanishing so suddenly…, all from around the same general area…. Not even now will they act as they should. This is happening all too often and I’m going to be talking about the history or some history in America regarding the mistreatment of Black people that for the most part is never spoke of or acknowledged. The trend sadly continues it seems but we all can unite and no longer do we form the minority………..
Black women and girls are going missing and it’s not just in Washington D.C. It’s happening in Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Atlanta and other urban areas around the country,” she said.
Black and Missing works with law enforcement officials nationwide, the Justice Department, and related stakeholders to spotlight missing persons of color. The organization provides vital resources to families, delivers educational training on personal safety, and more.
Derrica Wilson, a law enforcement veteran, said while many cases involving missing White women tend to garner publicity and sympathy, Black America’s missing sons and daughters, mothers, fathers and elders, are often obscured or ignored.
“We know Blacks and Latinos or any persons of color who go missing, oftentimes don’t receive much-needed media coverage, which could drastically increase the odds of their safe recovery,” said Wilson.
“According to the latest FBI data, as of February 2017, there are a total of 13,591 active missing person records for African American women stored in its National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Of that total, 8,042 were of the ages of 18 and under; 1,419 were between the ages of 19 to 21.
The numbers trouble Natalie Wilson, 47, co-founder of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., (BAM FI), a nonprofit she launched with her sister-in-law, Derrica Wilson, 38, back in 2008.
“Black women and girls are going missing and it’s not just in Washington D.C. It’s happening in Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Atlanta and other urban areas around the country,” she said.
Black and Missing works with law enforcement officials nationwide, the Justice Department, and related stakeholders to spotlight missing persons of color. The organization provides vital resources to families, delivers educational training on personal safety, and more.”
Last question for now… Are either of the following CHILD AGENCY’S INVOLVED???
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Hotline: 1-800-The-Lost
If you believe you are the victim of a trafficking situation or may have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888.
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!!!!
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.”
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!
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.