“Being in Louisiana, and going to juvenile detention centers—they’re basically little-person prisons. It blows your mind to see 11, 12, 13-year-old kids in a prison-like environment. Like, we’re giving up on them already.
It’s frustrating to think a young person makes a mistake, a real critical mistake, and for the rest of their life, they’re supposed to spend it behind bars … We need to do a better job at rehab and re-enter. We just can’t lock people up and leave them in there and expect them to change.
Well, I have always wondered who this person was. I will keep my opinions to myself in this piece, but here's his story:
Now, the 62-year-old real estate broker, who supported the Republican approach to the economy, said he sees the party as pursuing a “pro-white” agenda and using black people like him as “political pawns.”
The final straw for Cheadle came when he watched many Republicans defend Trump’s tweets telling four congresswomen of color, who are all American citizens, to go back to their countries, as well as defend the president’s attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and his comments that Cummings’ hometown of Baltimore is “infested.”
“I remember when he was thinking about buying this place and I said ‘You’d be crazy not to take it.’” she added.
Samuel L. Jackson pointed to Perry’s vision as the key to his ascent.
“This is more about Tyler the entrepreneur. The visionary. A guy who understands that ownership means that you can do what you want,” Jackson said as he paused along the red carpet.
Tyler Perry Studios has 12 soundstages, each named after seminal black actors and actresses.
Yeshanew’s criticism of Ethiopian’s maintenance practices, backed by three other former employees who spoke to AP, makes him the latest voice urging investigators to take a closer look at potential human factors in the Max saga and not just focus on Boeing’s faulty anti-stall system, which has been blamed in two crashes in four months.
It’s not a coincidence, he said, that Ethiopian saw one of its Max planes go down when many other airlines that fly the plane suffered no such tragedy.
Mr. Enwonwu was being rediscovered as an artist, and his pieces were being spotted in private collections around the world.
“These works are coming out of the woodwork,” she said.
Mr. Enwonwu (who died in 1994 at 77) was, for much of his life, one of Africa’s most famous artists. He was originally trained as a sculptor.
There are millions of Afro-Latin people around the world, from Honduras to Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic, who have hundreds of combinations of skin colors and hair textures. But for many, the unifying experience comes from their visible Blackness.
While some believe identifying as Afro-Latino is a personal choice, others argue it has more to do with a person's physical traits—skin color and hair texture, for instance. Black Latinos lack the privilege that lighter-skinned Latinos have, with an experience that's more akin to the racism and struggles of African-Americans..
The men who came from a far-away place and spoke a strange language offered the Haitian children cookies and other snacks. Sometimes they gave them a few dollars. But the price was high: The Sri Lankan peacekeepers wanted sex from girls and boys as young as 12.
Legally, the U.N. is in a bind. It has no jurisdiction over peacekeepers, leaving punishment to the countries that contribute the troops.
You would think that minorities would be the first to benefit from the legalization of cannabis. Thats not the case though.
While marijuana arrests have declined and tax revenue has begun to flow in most states that have legalized pot, the gains have accrued most heavily to white residents, even though black Americans paid the biggest price in the drug war.
Jean and her daughter were largely composed as they addressed the jury, describing how losing Botham had upended their lives.
"My life has not been the same," Allison Jean told the jury that will sentence Guyger. "It's just been like a roller coaster."
For African Americans in the South, life after slavery was a world transformed. Gone were the brutalities and indignities of slave life, the whippings and sexual assaults, the selling and forcible relocation of family members, the denial of education, wages, legal marriage, homeownership, and more. African Americans celebrated their newfound freedom both privately and in public jubilees.
Trumps Justice Department has stopped going after police departments that discriminated against African Americans.
He has rolled back environmental protections. Beyond policy, he has used rhetoric that suggests the citizenship of African Americans and other minorities is conditional and less than that of white Americans.
This has not been in many American history books.
I beg you to read:
“The people who were the icons of the civil rights movement were raised by the people who survived Red Summer,” said Saje Mathieu, a history professor at the University of Minnesota.
Over the past 23 years, the festival has become one of Colombia's largest cultural events. For Afro-Colombians, it has opened a local economy and a space where they can celebrate their culture. And according to Michael Birenbaum Quintero, it's "one of the places where Colombia started to reckon with its own blackness, and with the importance of black culture."
This is another episode of Black Lives don’t Matter (according to Amber Guyger) I guess.
It‘s amazing that Donald Trump is doing everything he can t o make the Black vote insignificant. But the key is that a few black people will vote for him anyway. Either no pride or better yet, they want to prove their worthy to white folks.
The winner is Stacy Abrams. She is amazing, but was under the radar (for me at least). She has had a big year, including her loss to the governor (by him being the secretary of state) he oversaw elections. And now her starting Fair Fight 2020. She is by far the winner!
It's always been a struggle to be included and heard but we are always trying , by whatever means necessary. This has been the case since the first woman and man arrived in before this was a country.
This is a true testament to the movement. Black Lives are not something that has no value at all. Black Lives are as valuable as anyone else's life is, but our lives has never been treated this way. In fact, our lives are treated in some ways less than (I guess ) the family dogs life.
The African people all over the world who have become, Afro-European, Afro-Americas, Afro-LatinX, etc.
There is a lot of history on the basics of the Black Americans stay here in the United States. However many of these stories, if you will, are almost passe (according to what is fashionable) in these very strange times.