Not Ghetto Mess
“At 13, Mo’ne Davis boasts two assets any baseball player would covet: a killer arm and fierce confidence.
“Throwing 70 miles an hour – that’s throwing like a girl,” the star of the Philadelphia Taney Dragons told CBS News of her famed fastballs. On Friday, the South Philly native became the first girl to throw a shutout in Little League World Series history, allowing only two hits, striking out eight batters and walking none against Tennessee.”
“Another day, another unarmed black man killed by police. We grieve their loss and pray God’s strength for their families:
Eric Garner, 43, strangled to death on a Staten Island sidewalk.
John Crawford, 22, shot to death in a Beavercreek Walmart.
Michael Brown, 18, shot to death, reportedly with arms raised, on a Ferguson street.
How often must we drink from this bitter well?”
“With surprising poise and self-confidence, Casey Gerald rose to the occasion, giving the most inspiring and stirring speech we have ever seen given by a graduating MBA. ”
“Surrounded by friends, family and peers, Adm. Michelle J. Howard was promoted to her new rank at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. She’ll take over as the vice chief of naval operations, the No. 2 officer in the service. She is not only the first woman to hold the job, but the first African-American.”
**Photo credit to Washington Post**
“The Clippers players decided to take a stand during game 4 after all. They came out in normal Clippers warm up gear then dropped them at center court, to reveal blank red warmup shirts.”
What would you have done? Do you think this was a good stand to take? Or could they have done more, as in NOT PLAY?
“Karyn Washington, founder of “For Brown Girls” and the “Dark Skin, Red Lips” project has died at the tender age of 22. And this was not a natural death. This was a suicide.
Karyn, who dedicated herself to the uplifting of dark-skinned black girls and women, and worked so that they would have a sense of well-being, was struggling with depression and mental illness, and was unable to extend the love she gave to others to herself.”
Read more here…
May she rest in power and peace. HGM salutes Karyn Washington and the For Brown Girls movement.
“In the next month, Kwasi Enin must make a tough decision: Which of the eight Ivy League universities should he attend this fall?
A first-generation American from Shirley, N.Y., the 17-year-old violist and aspiring physician applied to all eight, from Brown to Yale.”
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