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Halloween 13, might not be so mean....

Today, September 22nd, 2014 marks the completion of 13 years on planet earth for my son. Today, I officially have a teenage son and he remains to be the greatest experience I have ever been a part of. 487 more words


Why I Still Teach

I have often said that if there is one reason why I would leave teaching, I mean actually pack up my bags and say “Adios!” “Hey, It’s been real.” “Hasta, la vista, baby!” is the day I have finally had enough of student apathy —a growing disaffection with learning among students. 966 more words

The Pull Your Damn Pants Up Challenge...You Down?

Yes much like the ALS challenge, Malik King has created a challenge to young black males, but is it warranted?  Watch the CNN debate with Dr. 28 more words

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Time for a new emergency number like, say, 119

In addition to Ferguson, St. Louis, and other stories, I keep reading, seeing, and hearing stories like this:  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/28/1325409/-St-Paul-police-violently-arrest-a-black-man-for-sitting-on-bench-waiting-for-his-children-VIDEO#comments.  It’s not just blacks who are subject to police brutality, but it sure looks like blacks receive the worst of it, time after time, innocence notwithstanding, and black males especially.   165 more words

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Top Rappers Join Forces For #MikeBrown On 'Don't Shoot'

The death of Michael Brown (pictured), an African-American 18-year-old unarmed youth who was senselessly executed on August 9th by Darren Wilson, a White cop, was not in vain.  246 more words

Michael Brown

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The Game is joined on the powerful track by such A-listers as Sean “Diddy” Combs, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Wale, Rick Ross, Swizz Beats, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, and TGT (consisting of Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank). Brown’s death spawned protests and vigils not only in Ferguson but in cities throughout the nation as people called for justice and an end to senseless police killings. The Game, whose actual name is Jayceon Taylor, reportedly wants to bring awareness to mind-numbing killings like Brown’s, telling Rolling Stone, “I am a Black man with kids of my own that I love more than anything, and I cannot fathom a horrific tragedy like Michael Brown’s happening to them. This possibility has shaken me to my core. That is why this song must be made and why it was so easy for so many of my friends to come together and unite against the injustice.” “Don’t Shoot” is available on iTunes and its proceeds are going to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. #DONTSHOOT #JusticeForMichaelBrown

"On Trial, In Absentia": No Presumption Of Innocence For Michael Brown

It’s not clear how effective the instinctive effort to put Michael Brown posthumously on trial for being an African-American teenager who was “no angel” will turn out to be. 442 more words