Not Ghetto Mess
Over the past few weeks, we’ve all been watching the media firestorm pertaining to the Baltimore riots, or protests, depending on how you choose to look at it.
Here is a GREAT article from our friends at The Independent, explaining with unbiased thought just who Freddie Gray was and why Baltimore was in an uproar. As if we need an explanation about something we already experience daily.
Feel free to read the article and share your personal experiences about police brutality in the comments section below.
“We got to do better”—not just US, but the US of A.
Today marks the 50th Assassination Anniversary of Brother Malcolm Little, widely know as Malcolm X.
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“Black Wall Street, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious Whites. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving Black business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering – a model community destroyed and a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.
The night’s carnage left some 3,000 African Americans dead and over 600 successful businesses lost. Among these were 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores and two movie theaters, plus a hospital, a bank, a post office, libraries, schools, law offices, a half dozen private airplanes and even a bus system. As could have been expected, the impetus behind it all was the infamous Ku Klux Klan, working in consort with ranking city officials and many other sympathizers.” Read MORE…
-Photo and article courtesy of San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper
The cast of “Selma” marches on the eve of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s national holiday in solidarity for the recent killings of several unarmed Black men. Read more…
*Photo courtesy of Associated Press*
“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**
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