Addiction, Black Lives Matter, Faith, Judging, Law Enforcement, Prison Reform, Redemption

#KennethFoster #Deathrow #Inmate – A Story of #Redemption

Death Row and Redemption – Kenneth Foster Jr

One night in August of 1996, four black men were arrested in connection to the shooting of Michael Lahood Jr., a white 26-year-old San Antonio law student. They were also found guilty of two robberies that took place hours before the event that changed many lives forever.

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Black Lives Matter, Journalist, News, Politics

#PasswordProtected #News #RolandMartin #

What is it when you are required to enter a password to read the news and there are no options to create or retrieve a #password @NewsOne. Roland Martin what’s up with that, what about our young children that somehow stumble across this topic – maybe doing a research paper or just want to see what’s going on as a first timer and the article is password protected – it’s News man – not a social media post about someone you hated in middle school!

Black Lives Matter, Reading

#Roseanne Barr’s Apologies?

An interview Roseanne Barr gave to a celebrity rabbi, in the days after her infamous twitter rant, was released Sunday, showing a weeping Barr pleading for forgiveness and saying “I’m not a racist. I’m an idiot.”roseanne barr

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach released the emotional podcast interview, Barr’s first since ABC canceled the show “Roseanne.” Boteach, a longtime spiritual adviser for Barr, asked her why she would write something that was in such “complete contravention” of her Jewish values.

“I’m a lot of things, a loud mouth and all that stuff,” Barr said, sobbing. “But I’m not stupid for God’s sake. I never would have wittingly called any black person. . . a monkey. I just wouldn’t do that. I didn’t do that. barr tweetAnd people think that I did that and it just kills me.”

No Roseanne your comment was not stupid – it was exactly what you thought – would happen when a the Muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes merged they would form a Black Woman

How to Apologize Appropriately
  1. Step 1: Express Remorse. Every apology needs to start with two magic words: “I’m sorry,” or “I apologize.” …
  2. Step 2: Admit Responsibility. Next, admit responsibility for your actions or behavior, and acknowledge what you did. …
  3. Step 3: Make Amends. …
  4. Step 4: Promise That It Won’t Happen Again.

Barr and executive producer Tom Werner reached an agreement that will allow Werner Entertainment to produce the spinoff for ABC without further creative or financial participation from Barr.

Still, Barr will retain all rights to her Roseanne Conner character and any future spinoffs or reboots beyond the one announced Thursday, the Hollywood Reporter said, citing sources.

 

 

Black Lives Matter, Healthcare, The Black Woman, Women's Issues

Age Is Not A Condom

The number of babies born at Yale-New Haven Hospital with HIV has been effectively zero since 1996. But now a new group is battling the disease: people 50 and older.

Nationally known HIV/AIDS advocate Michelle Lopez brought that message to the Betsy Ross Magnet Hall on Kimberly Avenue Thursday evening or the third Elsie Cofield Woman & Girls HIV/AIDS awards event. The event is put on each year by the Infectious Diseases Division of the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center.

The awards event honors people in the Greater New Haven area who have continued to be strong advocates for those with HIV/AIDS even as treatments have gotten better and rates of transmission have been holding steady, particularly among African-American women and girls.

 

Source: http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/age_is_not_a_condom/

Black Lives Matter, Community

Don’t Call Me Brother-Stage Play S.C.

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“Don’t Call Me Brother” Stage Play S.C. premiere

Thursday, March 15 – 31, 2018, ‘Times May Vary’ at WOW Performing Art Center (PAC) 5816 Shakespeare Rd a, Columbia, SC 29223

​In light of events occurring within the past several years, it seems that tragedy has struck the black community back-to-back in the form of police brutality, harassment, and hate crimes. Such tribulations are not foreign to Black Americans, however, the buildup of broken black bodies and false accusations has left them distressed and gasping for air in the congested minefield of civil injustice.

Cries for respect and human decency from police have exponentially evolved into a sonic boom for all the world to hear. One may wonder, where does the black police officer stand on these matters? Which side should they choose– the black or the blue side?  Stuck in the cross-hairs of their blackness and profession, the double consciousness of the black police officer is examined in the award-winning play “Don’t Call Me Brother” which has its SC premiere at the WOW Performing Arts CenterMarch 15-31st. On Sunday, March 18th the show will include a post-show panel with Richland County Sherrif’s Department. Buy Tickets Now..

Black Lives Matter, Politics

#Perfidiousness Candace Owens

Sellout according to Oxford’s Dictionary definition – a betrayal of one’s principles for reasons of expedience. Furthermore it states: 

a betrayal of one’s principles for reasons of expedience.
“one of the biggest political sellouts in decades”
Candace Owens is the definition of Perfidiousness in her candid (pun intended) talk with Fox News
If crime has risen among Black Folk and Single Motherhood it was not because of a few democratic white men and women! That’s like saying school shootings have risen because Candace Owens is a Sellout.

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Source: The Black Star Project

Black Lives Matter, Daily Prompt, Law Enforcement, Reading, Social Injustice

Daily Prompt: Captivating

An excerpt from the writer known as Rhacky8

As I read the last paragraph the writer’s post – I was captivated…

…More than ten years past, with an ailing economy, a jobless youth that would rather commit crime than work, an abusive police force that that rewards hooliganism and kidnaps children for the crimes of their parents, and a legislature dominated by greedy individuals representing themselves in parliament and the government still celebrates to the victories of the early 2000s, it is then safe to ask what independence are we celebrating?

While thinking about the past and recent articles about police brutality and shooting of unarmed men I decided to do a quick search on “abusive police force” and here is an excerpt of what I found to be captivating reading:

Self-efficacy is an important aspect of social learning. If a person believes that they are capable of carrying out the behaviour which they have observed and that they are likely to achieve the desired result, then the aggressive act is more likely to be imitated. This helps to explain individual differences in behaviour. It also explains why an individual will behaviour aggressively in one situation where they feel confident of success and not in another where the chances of success are less likely.

When viewing the video clips on social media of police officers beating and beating and beating a man while he’s on the ground screaming in terror, I often think to myself,  what does it look and sound like to the police officer – what are the other officers who are not engaged in the beating thinking or feeling?  What does it mean to be subdued – (when did the definition change), what is their definition of “enough is enough” does the screaming of the [victim] matter (apparently not), does crowd influence the officer to either keep striking or surrender his baton? Do you remember the Rodney King beating!

Albeit Bandura’s piece speaks specifically to children however,  I would bet the farm that the police officers who have and will in the future display aggression towards another individual in the manner they displayed with Rodney King were once children too – that thought is most assuredly – Captivating!

You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.

Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression,  to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!

 

Source:  Bandura, Albert. “Social learning theory of aggression.” Journal of communication 28.3 (1978): 12-29.

via Daily Prompt: Believe

via Daily Prompt: Captivated

Black Lives Matter, Children, Community

80 #Relocated After Apartments Condemned Not the #Whole Story

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Here’s what I’m #Concerned about – this building did not just get into this condition. I passed by it for over 20 years.  What would cause Mendy Katz to force folk to move in 45  minutes in the rain from their condemned home and when did the residents first make a call to the  Brooklyn-based realtor Ernest Schemitsch?

Eighty New Haveners had 45 minutes to pack up their belongings and flee their homes Thursday night when officials temporarily condemned a 41-unit apartment complex on Norton Street because of…

Source: 80 Relocated After Apartments Condemned