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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Powerful Photo sparks Racism at West Point Academy



This is a beautiful picture. Very Powerful. However, some see it as a vicious form of reverse racism.

source:Medium

Last week, the Army launched an investigation after blogger John Burk, an Iraq veteran, posted a photograph on Facebook of sixteen black women cadets at West Point posing for their “Old Corp” photo, a time-honored tradition in which modern senior cadets mimic the old-style, black-and-white photos of cadets long past.




Other than showing nearly every black woman in the graduating class (which, in itself, is sad and begs the question of whether the Academy should step up their “diversity outreach” efforts), nothing about it is remarkable. But Burk took issue with the “raised fist” gesture of the cadets, which he claims is meant to represent support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Nevermind the wealth of photographs that show white male cadets making the same gesture.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Blue Crossed when one Florida Cop arrests Another

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Donna Watts was just doing her job on October 11, 2011 when she tried to pull over an off-duty Miami police officer in a patrol car, who was driving 120 mph down I-95.
But Fausto Lopez continued speeding down the highway, refusing to pull over for several miles.
Not knowing why Lopez would not pull over after being “lit up,” Watts had him exit the vehicle at gun point.

It just got crazier and weirder from there.
The dash cam video of the incident went viral, creating a national discussion on Blue Privilege, not to mention tons of animosity between  the Miami Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol.
Fausto was eventually fired, but cops throughout the state from agencies began obtaining Watts’ personal information through the state’s Driver and Vehicle Information Database (DAVID), using that information to harass her for daring to pull over a fellow officer.
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Arsenio sues singer Sinead O'Connor for Defamation



Good for Arsenio. Sinead please take your medication for the good of the public and yourself. Thank me later.

source:USWeekly
Not backing down. Arsenio Hall filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Sinead O’Connor on Thursday, May 5, after the Irish singer accused the former late-night TV host in a Facebook post of supplying Prince with drugs and allegedly drugging her in the past.


The drama began when O’Connor — who has dealt with mental health issues — alleged that Hall gave drugs to Prince, who wrote O’Connor’s massive 1990 hit “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
"Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.… Arsenio Hall (AKA Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch) Anyone imagining prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land," the Grammy winner, 49, wrote on her Facebook account on Monday, May 2.
The former chart-topper then went on to say that Hall once “spiked” her at a party held at Eddie Murphy’s home.
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#RapedatSpelman hashtag goes viral



source: NBC NEWS

An alleged gang rape detailed on an anonymous Twitter account has sparked investigations at two elite Atlanta universities and set off a social media firestorm.
The president of Spelman University urged the voice behind the @RapedAtSpelman account to come forward, saying "our hearts go out to you… Please identify yourself to me, so that I may offer you my full support and assistance."
"I know that members of our Spelman community join me in expressing heartbreak and outrage over the incidents and experiences recounted on Twitter," Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell added in a statement to students.
The @RapedAtSpelman account started posting on May 2.
"This is my freshmen year at Spelman and my last year because I decided to leave after what happened to me," the first tweet read. READ MORE
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Black Hair Matters. Great Write-up by writer Leah Gray *PLEASE SHARE*


Awesome write-up by the writer of this article Ms. Leah Thomas. There truly are so many other important issues that should be focused on, however this is a topic that must be discussed and Ms. Thomas hit a slam run!  Read HERE:
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Friday, April 29, 2016

BEAUTIFUL: Prince talks about the true meaning of Life in "One Song"





So inspirational. This is so beautiful. I am feening even more for the release of his vaulted sheet music. I can only imagine what additional inspirational songs he has written.

Prince. You have done what you were called for. I admire you. Truly proves the spirit of the creator.
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What exactly are troops doing in Iraq


Speaking yesterday at the Senate Armed Services Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joe Dunford confirmed that US troops in Iraq are “fighting and dying” in combat operations, confirming that the October 22 death of a Army sergeant was in combat.

That admission is a big one, as US officials have danced around the question of “combat troops” by presenting the troops being deployed to Iraq, and elsewhere in the region, as “trainers” or “advisers” in official comments. READ MORE
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Sandra Bland's mom sends out "Call to Action"


Sandra Bland’s mother gave an emotional speech on Thursday and told activists to “wake up, get up, step up, or shut up.”

Bland was arrested after a traffic stop in Texas last year and found dead in her jail cell three days later. Officials ruled her death a suicide, but her family has said they don’t believe Bland would have killed herself.

While Bland’s case drew national attention, her mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, pointed out that many could not name the other women who died in jail last July, the month Bland was arrested.
What I’m going to say to you is that I’m here representing the mothers who are not heard, I am here representing the mothers who have lost children as we go on about our daily lives,” she said during a speech at the Library of Congress at a symposium convened by the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls. The recently-formed caucus seeks to “eliminate significant barriers and disparities experienced by black women.” 

“When the cameras and lights are gone, our babies are dead. So I’m going to ask you here today to wake up. Wake up. By a show of hands, can any of you tell me the other six women who died in jail in July 2015 along with Sandra Bland? That is a problem. You all are among the walking dead, and I am so glad that I have come out from among you.” Read in FULL at Huffington Post
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Did you Know? 6 women of color were found dead in just one month


The six women are: Sandra Bland of Texas, Kindra Chapman of Alabama, Joyce Curnell of South Carolina, Ralkina Jones of Ohio, Alexis McGovern of Missouri, and Raynetta Turner

It's almost incredible to keep up with the death of women of color whom have lost their lives without clear evidence while unfortunately being in a state custody. The silence is unbearable. Read in FULL
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KRS-ONE irresponsible statement over Afrika Bambatta molestation rumors


The man that to some is known for being the "brain" behind the genre of music called: "Hip Hop" has made a statement so deplorable it has evoked feelings almost similar to a death!

KRS-One whose real name is Lawrence Parker went on a radio station and addressed the molestation allegations of famed founder Afrika Bambaataa of the Zulu Nation. He makes it plain and clear that molestation and hip hop should be kept separate, excusing rapists that have not shown any remorse for their actions as "G"'s whom he would still associate with. Listen to Audio at Hip Hop DX


Others even those apart of the Zulu Nation express their disappointment:


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