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Re: Jerean Blake and Aiyanna Jones. . .

sunnubian ·
Yes, Blake's death is truly disturbing and I hope that the guilty party(ies) are convicted for the senseless murder. I still say that it is still apples and oranges. Like you said, this little girl should not have had to die because of what others have done. It is still just the double standard of policing that is done in this country when it comes to race. Even though what happened to the 17 year old was just as criminal, if the police had a warrant arrest a white serial killing child...
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Re: Jerean Blake and Aiyanna Jones. . .

EbonyRose ·
Reference: It should be a sin for a child to not be able to grow up in a safe, clean and thriving environment. But to Yemaya's point ... I think the real sin is that more children are not able to grow up in that type of environment within the home. Aiyana Jones was obviously not provided with that type of environment with the type of father and other relatives surrounding her that would senselessly shoot a 17-year-old boy because they didn't like the way he looked at them. Too many of our...
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Re: Jerean Blake and Aiyanna Jones. . .

James Wesley Chester ·
These cases..., and this one in particular...are routinely decried on XM Radio's Channel 169 'The Power'' with a demand for change. There is also a standing challenge of 'What are you going to do about?' If we all take similar actions, change will become possible. Just talking about it on site such as this IS NOT ENOUGH!! PEACE JIm Chester
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Re: Anthony Bourdain comes to Detroit and finds it's mostly white people

Norland ·
Anthony was probably afraid to film too many Africans in Detroit, figuring they were all like the ones displayed in the show "Hardcore Pawn", owned by the father, son and daughter, that comes on Tru TV regularly. Most of them appear to be highly mentally deranged; expletives flying all over the place for an half hour, and you know how "they" put us all in the same damn category when it comes to things like that. It's not Anthony's fault, if you've ever seen that show.
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Re: Outrage in Detroit Over Death of Renisha McBride,19, Shot While Seeking Help

EarthAndSky ·
This is awful and not the first time a black person was killed while seeking help after a car accident. Open season on black people. Here are the things that could get you killed or arrested by being black. 1. Driving while black 2. Walking while black 3. Shopping while black 4. Seeking help in a predominantly white neighborhood while black 5. Having a medical condition or disorder while black 6. Wearing the 'wrong' clothing while black 7. Protecting your home and family while black 8. Being...
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Re: Outrage in Detroit Over Death of Renisha McBride,19, Shot While Seeking Help

DennisKalita ·
Originally Posted by EarthAndSky: This is awful and not the first time a black person was killed while seeking help after a car accident. Open season on black people. Here are the things that could get you killed or arrested by being black. 1. Driving while black 2. Walking while black 3. Shopping while black 4. Seeking help in a predominantly white neighborhood while black 5. Having a medical condition or disorder while black 6. Wearing the 'wrong' clothing while black 7. Protecting your...
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Re: Detroit Reporters Criticize Right-Wing Media's Anti-Obama Bankruptcy Coverage

sunnubian ·
Global Trade Watch Share Slate.com 's poignant words on the devastating effects of corporate-driven free trade in Detroit: http://bit.ly/15IJeGU <form action="/ajax/ufi/modify.php" class="commentable_item hidden_add_comment" id="u_jsonp_11_19" method="post"><input name="charset_test" type="hidden" value="€,´,€,´,水,Д,Є" /><input name="fb_dtsg" type="hidden" value="AQBumN6E" /><input name="feedback_params" type="hidden"...
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Re: Detroit Reporters Criticize Right-Wing Media's Anti-Obama Bankruptcy Coverage

sunnubian ·
Leaked Emails Reveal Conspiracy to Throw Detroit Into Bankruptcy July 24, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 6 Detroit’s Kevin Orr (center) flanked by Mayor Dave Bing (left) and Gov. Rick Snyder (right) AFRICANGLOBE – Leaked emails show that as far back as January, there were backroom discussions being held between Detroit and Lansing public officials and corporate law firm Jones Day suggesting that the best course for Detroit would be to send it through Chapter 9...
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Re: Obama Rejects Federal Aid for Detroit [?]

sunnubian ·
The information in this article should be eye-opening to all Americans in it illustrating the corporate takeover and manipulation of the United States economy, however, to place the blame on the President Obama or the Obama administration is just false information considering that it is CONGRESS, not the POTUS, that would have to intervene and/or approve allegation of such funds, not the President. What is happening with Detroit is just another example of how the powers-that-be in America...
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Re: ACLU alleges Michigan school district violated students’ ‘right to learn to read’

Yemaya ·
No Child Left Behind. . . THANKS G.W. Bush!
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Re: ACLU alleges Michigan school district violated students’ ‘right to learn to read’

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: No Child Left Behind. . . THANKS G.W. Bush! If no children make any progress then none are left behind. Xum
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
I never in my wildest dreams imagined that charter schools would become a capitalistic enterprise and take off (multiply) like they have!!
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I never in my wildest dreams imagined that charter schools would become a capitalistic enterprise and take off (multiply) like they have!! Well parents are FRUSTRATED with the current public school system.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I never in my wildest dreams imagined that charter schools would become a capitalistic enterprise and take off (multiply) like they have!! Im not sure if that is sarcasm or not. After spending years of attacking "all things Government" (while ignoring real issues with the US Government) people are seeing what happens when everything necessary for society to function is turned into a market based 'fee for service'. While every group that starts a charter school...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Xumbrarchist ·
So can the so called Charter School figure out what to do with these cheap tablets or are we going to sit back and let them do mind control games with information control? This technology provides options for bypassing any White controlled educational system. But what will we do? Xum
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
No, MC .... that wasn't meant to be the least bit sarcastic!! As I usually do, I said (exactly) what I meant and meant what I said!! (Although you never believe that! ) At the first mention of "charter schools" (several years ago), I was HIGHLY opposed to the thought of them .... mostly because I didn't understand the concept - nor did I trust it. All I knew is that White people were in favor of it ... which meant it probably wasn't a good thing (for us)!! I held FIRMLY to the thought that...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: In my initial introductions, I read about two all-Black charter schools that were started on the East Coast that took "at risk" kids (through a lottery) and were developing them into soon-to-be high school graduates who were excelling at their school work ... and breaking down all the stereotypes that are attached to our kids - that they can't learn, that they're from too bad an atmosphere to be successful, that they don't strive for excellence, etc. And since...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Muhammad Cipher ·
This is actually why I asked at first. It wasn't to be condescending in the least. I support Black institutions of just about every form. From childcare/homeschooling to Black research universities. Capitalism and white supremacy are closely related. One need not be "white" to to get caught up in the crazy and devastating effects of capitalism any more than one need be white to suffer from the effect of white supremacist thinking. The "market ideology" has been so normalized that people see...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: The "market ideology" has been so normalized that people see it as the only way to construct or approach solving any problems. Not noticing that its almost NEVER a means to solve anything. It AT BEST provides a cooping mechanism for the people while the problem continues. I agree with you, MC. However .... my thoughts about this are that .... while, yes, companies have "normalized" this nation's current "market ideology" for their own financial benefit...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
The backlash against charter schools is fueled by the pro-union-political-education-complex; a movement that has nothing to do with educating children and more to do with keeping adults employed.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

sunnubian ·
Charter schools have been hijacked by corporate interests and the right, whose plan it was all along to fund the private schools that cropped up all over America, especially in the south, after integration had been made law, which also serves as backdoor way to de-fund public education and privatize education in America.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Shango67: The backlash against charter schools is fueled by the pro-union-political-education-complex; a movement that has nothing to do with educating children and more to do with keeping adults employed. ROFL I bet that is true on both side. It is about MONEY and to hell with education. But it makes good propaganda for the charter school cause. Educators could have created a National Recommended Reading List for kids decades before we had cheap computers. But when do...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/o...XIUz0iN5ldTuSrFWcVJN
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Yemaya ·
I'm tired of these NY schools. For many, many reasons. But I don't think that there isn't any reason that we can't take over school districts in our neighborhoods.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Shango67: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/o...XIUz0iN5ldTuSrFWcVJN That was a very good article!! While some will say that it was (obviously) slanted to be in favor of the charter school system .... the bottom line for me is RESULTS !! If these schools are producing the kind of academic excellence - especially for OUR children - and especially in math and science - (where I believe the future job market for the better, more higher-paying jobs is heading) - that the FACTS...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: I'm tired of these NY schools. For many, many reasons. But I don't think that there isn't any reason that we can't take over school districts in our neighborhoods. The only reason I can think of is that it would take a UNIFIED effort on the part of the parents to demand a better educational experience for their children. Even if it was just at the neighborhood or individual school district level. And, unfortunately, as a people, we're just not there yet.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Yemaya ·
And let's not forget about black homeschoolers.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: I'm tired of these NY schools. For many, many reasons. But I don't think that there isn't any reason that we can't take over school districts in our neighborhoods. I am all for community control of schools and school districts. However, Black people gave away the prospect of controlling how their children are educated when the masses of our people turned to integration as a liberating ideology. With that said, until FREEDOM SCHOOLS make a come back, the charter...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: And let's not forget about black homeschoolers. Not against homeschooling, just not sure the masses are in the position to prepare our children to reach the mastery needed to be power brokers in today's global economy. This is not to say that our people are not smart, intelligent, or intellectually gifted.... we are. However, I deeply believe that today's mothers and fathers, who in many cases themselves are victims of poor performing school systems, do not have...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
Letter I wrote to my teachers and staff. It is the first of many this year that I will write as part of my weekly announcements. I share this with you because the motivation I have to do this job, was once compromised when I had the unfortunate task of working in a public school where teachers abused sick time, stole supplies earmarked for kids, refused to unpack boxes of new text books because doing so was a violation of the union contract, reported late to school, stood in front of kids...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Muhammad Cipher ·
Interesting. Im not, and don't claim any deep familiarity with the NYC public school system. However, the problems that exist with public education do share some commonalities across the country. I'll be honest, I am a bit cautious and suspicious of the lines of reasoning that places teachers unions as the or even a primary obstacle in lieu of the entire design and interactive functioning of the educational system. This isn't directed at Shango (or anyone) in particular, I note this because...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: This from a person who supports Black homeschooling, Independent Black schools and the like. Cultivation of knowledge to better develop and serve the community is a VERY different objective than acquiring knowledge to gain competitive advantage in a "Global Market". The first is attainable and sustainable. The second is an illusion that serves to justify and reproduce the existing social dynamic. I fully agree, Muhammed. Thank your for pointing out that...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Shango67: I believe education in our community should be for the purpose of service and not as a component of advancing capitalism. I do believe, however, that our children should also be educated to be power brokers aimed at dismantling the existing social dynamic / behavior modality of white supremacy. In other words, I am for Africans being empowered, with power, throughout the diaspora. AMEN to THAT!!!
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

sunnubian ·
The caption makes this sound funny, but at the high school level this should be good training for teenagers, besides, any job that they could aquire would require training and young people's first jobs are often either in fast food or retail. I hope they are teaching these kids that what they need to remember (re their future endeavors) is the fact that Walmart is such a vast corporation that there's not many fields of study they may major in in college that a company this large does not...
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

Cholly ·
Sunnubian, I totally agree. Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Burger King, K-Mart and many fast food and retail corporations are considered Blue Chip corporations; some of the oldest and most respected business corporations in the U.S. loaded with a multitude of vast & varying career employment opportunities around the country in all levels of upward mobility/career opportunities in those corporations. And as you said, hopefully that those teachers, principles (and the entire school district) are...
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

Yemaya ·
Its not good that our kids are being sent to school to learn how to work at Wal-Mart and McDonalds! What should be happening is they are going to vo-tech schools and learning how to open their own businesses using their trade. Working at Wal-Mart is some bs. and at $4.25 at that. I'd be mad as hell if my kids were going through some program like that.
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

EbonyRose ·
I have to agree with Sunnubian and Cholly! (Guess it's that 'generational' thing kicking in again! ) The majority of smaller, private-sector jobs do not offer room for advancement into upper management. For kids who do not (and cannot because of academic inadequacies) pursue an actual career - which is by far the majority of any and ALL young people of any race!) the JOB they get will not lead them into any position much higher than the one they are hired at. Learning to work at Walmart (or...
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

Cholly ·
Yemaya, why are you calling this b.s.? When I lived in Shreveport, LA, they elected a new Mayor and he proposed an initiative to do exactly what you just noted; have schools prepare programs for many students to focus on attending vo-tech/trade schools versus attending college/universities and the Mayor stated his reasoning and he said "let's be honest, some students are not prepared, does not have the mental capacity and will not attend college". The entire community freaked out and were...
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

Yemaya ·
Well perhaps I think too highly our the ability and potential of our children. Regardless, they have to get a higher education to be competitive in those upwardly mobile positions. That's a fact.
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

EbonyRose ·
Reference: Well perhaps I think too highly our the ability and potential of our children. Regardless, they have to get a higher education to be competitive in those upwardly mobile positions. That's a fact. Well, I don't think you can think "too highly" of our kids! They are capable of great things ... when given the opportunity! But, that's just the thing ... many of them are not given or are not in a position to capitalize on the opportunity for higher learning/college/being competitive...
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

Cholly ·
Quote by Yemaya: "Well perhaps I think too highly our the ability and potential of our children. Regardless, they have to get a higher education to be competitive in those upwardly mobile positions. That's a fact." True that, but in our community, as you well know, just as in all other race communities you have to admit that initially, right out of high school "some just don't have it" at that moment (tired of going to school and also glad: some prayed to GOD, suprised that they even...
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

sunnubian ·
Quote: "Donna Stern, a representative of the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights And Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) is outraged. “They’re going to train students to be subservient workers. This is not why parents send them to school.” __________________________________________________________________ I still say that this person is seeing this training through a narrow minded view. Does she know how many corporate attorneys,...
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

Xumbrarchist ·
Don't you know? That requires an advanced degree. Xum
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

sunnubian ·
Now you are assuming that no Detroit high school student is going on to college. In fact, anyone in high school now that are not going to get either some degree or another or are willing to start at the bottom and work their way up, are going to be working all the low-level 'supserviant' jobs anyway. I know people who started out working the 'subserviant' positions with a company when they were teenagers, still in high school, but worked their way up into management, (local, regional, etc.).
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

Xumbrarchist ·
Reference: Now you are assuming that no Detroit high school student is going on to college. In fact, anyone in high school now that are not going to get either some degree or another or are willing to start at the bottom and work their way up, are going to be working all the low-level 'supserviant' jobs anyway. So when do we come to the obvious conclusion that SCHOOL is a SCAM! You have to go into debt to pay to have your time wasted to learn things you either didn't need to know or could...
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

NSpirit ·
At my high school students who enrolled in "Co-op" courses did exactly what these students are doing, although they weren't working at walmart. They did however get school credits and pay for working part of the day at an area business and attended school when they weren't working.
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

SavvysPlace ·
I agree with teaching our children how to work, as it establishes a good work ethic early on (one of the reasons my son comes to work with me). However, a corporation like Wal*Mart showing them the ropes is questionable to me given that they don't tend to treat their employees right. Wal*Mart is well known for their lack of "care" when it comes to taking care of its workers on such issues as workplace injuries and the like. I can think of two ladies right off who've had problems with them in...
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

EbonyRose ·
Reference: I'm all for giving our "young" people a leg up and I've always believed that a job is a job...but at some point, we need to teach them to have and sustain careers and not just jobs...or they will ALWAYS be working for somebody else while gaining little or nothing to be able to one day work for themselves and their community. I think you bring up a good point, Savvy ... however, I think you're talking about 2 different types of educations! And one doesn't necessarily negate the...
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

Raptor ·
It would be cool if they were teaching the kids how to run the likes of a wal-mart. How to create and own distribution networks and stuff of that nature...
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