African American Issues Archives

Little Professor Skye's Book Cover - Photo Provided Courtesy of Munson Steed

Little Professor Skye’s Book Cover – Photo Provided Courtesy of Munson Steed

Little Professor Skye “Favorite Things” is the first in a series of children’s books targeting Black girls. It actually provides an opening where parents and educators can actively engage readers in various discussion topics where it’s math, science, technology and many gifts. Readers will immediately relate and identify with the idea of annotating their favorite things. READ MORE

Amber Rose vs. Lil Duval!

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Amber Rose has a show and I believe that it is a comedy show? I’m not to sure but I do know that Amber as usual is catching s lot of heat from it. Well, you know that every time Amber Rose’s name is mentioned it usually always has something bad attached to it or negative and I think this show is her outlet to change that perspective.

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Amber basically made comments on the fact that Duval said her show wasn’t funny and that she wouldn’t be anything in life foreal. She took that to heart of course because he judged her without even knowing her personally first off.

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Secondly, she highlighted that these are the issues especially in the black community that need to be addressed because we are so quick to tear one another down. She spoke on the fact that this is why we need to lift each other up. Men should uplift their women especially black men and black women.

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There is a big disconnect there and until that is fixed we all will be hurting. I more than agree with Amber Rose and I feel like especially when you have a platform of power speaking ignorance and negativity is the wrong way to go and you should get called out on it.

 

People are not their past, so let them live!

GoFundMe Account Frozen!

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This is a sad, sad, sad case that I wish I could say had something to do with other than race but it honestly doesn’t. There is a boy by the name of Freddy Barley who rode 6 hours on his bike just to make it to college in time for move-in day. He got accepted into college but had no means of transportation nor housing when he got to school. He was sleeping in a tent outside of campus and everything, I mean he was really struggling!

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So yes, if you were wondering this is a young African-American boy and this halt on his account I am convinced is all about racial profiling. This boy set up an account explaining his situation and he was gratefully able to raise a whopping $184,000 dollars!

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Then one of the people in authority for the GoFundMe site put a halt on the money he raised because they apparently had “multiple questions” about his story and his actual situation.

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I was heartbroken when I read it because I just feel that if it were any other race he wouldn’t be under investigation for telling the truth. Why are you so hesitant to give this young man this money? Because you already see his drive and determination to make the best of the opportunity given to him?

 

Why are you so intimidated? So bothered?

Freddie Gray!

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The word is out. Everyone knows. The Freddie Gray case outcome is out and all three of the officers in that case are not being held accountable for their actions that night. Freddie Gray was a case in the inner city of Baltimore. Here is where one of the biggest out roars happened.

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I know that the Black Lives Matter community really came together well after this situation even happened but it was one of the major cases that sparked the movement. Freddie was beat up and killed while in custody of the police and of course the police have an “excuse” for why they had to use force.

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There is no justifiable reason at all for killing an innocent man. These racist police officers do not care about black lives and that is why they get so trigger happy and so called scared when they get around the black man. It is an indescribable feeling that the entire black community and people in general encounter when one soldier falls.

 

The unlawful actions of the “justice system” will have to be endured sooner than later.

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Michael Jordan is the latest celebrity of many to finally speak up and use their platform to address the issues that are currently plaguing our society: the unjustified shootings of African Americans and the killings of police officers.

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More Unecessary Shootings!

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About two days ago July 20th at 7 am in the morning in Capitol Heights, Maryland  a man was senselessly murdered by an ignorant individual. The police are saying that this shooting was a homicide and are still looking for a suspect. Apparently what happened is this man had just finished pumping his gas and this boy walked up to him and shot him. The man was 68 years old and later died at the hospital from his bullet wound.

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This really bothers my soul. We are sitting here worried about another race killing us but we are overlooking the things we do to ourselves do to ignorance and fear. But blacklivesmatter, right? So let’s start with fixing the brokenness within us. That is where everything will start because of course people and other races are going to see how broken we are and use that against us because it is a weakness.

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So many people are claiming to be woke but are you really? Because the enemies right now are ourselves. Pray for this family pray for the world because whether he had motive or not that was someone’s father, dad, uncle, brother, or cousin.

We have to do better. The bloodshed is ridiculous and people’s mindsets are all over the place.

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A.J. Bohannon, a Black Lives Matter activist who once watched his cousin mistakenly get gunned down by police in 2012, had gathered more than 1,000 other activists to march through the streets of Wichita, Kansas on Sunday afternoon. But that plan changed when he received a call from Wichita’s new police chief just days before the scheduled event. The new idea was to hold an event where police and protesters could effectively come together to ease the tensions that have risen in the wake of recent police shootings in America.

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Let’s Put Our Monies Into Black Owned Businesses!

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There are bigger and bigger changes being made each day in our society for the better even if that is not what is publicized. In Houston, it was just reported that Paul Wall called together a lot of rappers in H town to invest their monies in a black owned bank. These are the types of things that we need to be teaching our children so that the seed of our people may start to flourish again.

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Johnny Dang has been very active in getting people in the black community to become more aware of the richness in the black culture. He has been an alleyway in the community and has had full support behind this collective move as well.

 

Salute to all the black brothers who are supporting these kinds of things and promoting them trying to get everyone on the same page. Slowly but shortly better days will come but we must first all make conscious efforts to be honest and supportive of one another.

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Tearing each other down has gone on for too many generations and I don’t see a better time than now to call for a serious change!