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Re: Detroit School System Shuts Off Drinking Water Due to High Lead Levels

Norland ·
If there's elevated lead levels in the drinking water in 16 schools, how about all the rest of the water in Detroit, period??? What about the water used for cooking, bathing, washing hair, washing dishes, etc? How many years have there been elevated levels of lead anywhere in Detroit and elsewhere?? I think folks will get upset when everyone just starts dropping dead like flies everywhere; then it'll be too late. The Supreme Most High is getting tired of all our shit. A rude awakening's a...
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Re: Detroit School System Shuts Off Drinking Water Due to High Lead Levels

Kocolicious ·
I agree sista Norland. I think about that all the time and even in Cali-Compton has a problem with lead-base water. You would think in one of the most developed countries in the world.....water would be our least concern. But! It is and this administration cares less. No one has said a thang about it. And if my president was on watch? They would have worn him out over this obvious neglect to the American people. Bottom line? We have to go old school again and take care of ourselves like we...
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Re: Detroit School System Shuts Off Drinking Water Due to High Lead Levels

Norland ·
We're going to end up saving ourselves anyway. We've always ended up saving ourselves since we've been in this joint. Wait until the bullets start flying between black and white all over this land, it ain't gonna be cute!! That's what the Orange Tangerine wants; to make the joint "white again" that's never been "white" from Jump Street. Old Turtle Island's not the same. No fun any more. Can hardly go anywhere without getting a bullet in the ass, getting rolled over by cars, sending Coperoos...
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Re: Detroit School System Shuts Off Drinking Water Due to High Lead Levels

Kocolicious ·
You're soooooooooooo right sista Norland. I spent the better part of yesterday catching up with Iyanla Fix my life. I watch it because I am amazed how some of our young black women continue to having children without thinking and without "help" from the men who impregnate them. It also shows how many black women are still being raped as children and never tell. This is why they behave the way they do but are told not to tell and in doing so it festers inside of them stealing their childhood...
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Re: Detroit School System Shuts Off Drinking Water Due to High Lead Levels

Norland ·
Koco, I can't watch young black women these days, because they're too busy trying to look like young white women. False eyelashes, too much makeup, weaves north, south, east and west on their backs and above their titties. Too much for me!! Believe me, I catch holy hell from my daughter with my views, but they are what they are. When I was coming up, we made do with what we had and did a damn good job of it and looked good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No phony shit for my generation!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every now...
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Re: Anita Baker avoids jail in court battle

EbonyRose ·
Awwww ... poor baby. I had no idea she was divorcing her husband. She's been through a lot .. and, personally, I think she's kinda strange! But ... that's my girl!! One of the greatest songstresses of all time. I hope she finds peace at the end of this journey. And returns to the studio soon!
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Re: Anita Baker avoids jail in court battle

Croc ·
Hello....hope you don't mind me dropping in...I saw this in the topics and thought I'd pop in for a read....I'm a trifle confused though. Why is she having to give him half the royalties for stuff SHE wrote and performed? I can understand her having to split some with him, thats fairly standard but half???
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Re: Anita Baker avoids jail in court battle

Cholly ·
Interview: Anita Baker after the court hearing. http://ilovepwnage.com/video.php?v=NjM5MA == Divorce Law: State of Michigan . Property Distribution: Since Michigan is an "equitable distribution" state, the marital property shall be divided in an equitable fashion. Equitable does not mean equal, but rather what is fair. The court will encourage the parties to reach a settlement on property and debt issues otherwise the court will declare the property award. The circuit court of this state may...
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

Xumbrarchist ·
There are sources of information that do not require school. And it's been around for decades but most teachers don't mention it. http://www.associatedcontent.c...motivate.html?cat=25 {{{ And that's how you use the genre to hook reluctant readers and to introduce them to modern science concepts that become more realistic every day. }}} Xum
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Re: Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

Vox ·
Reference: More often, though, I find their lack of writing skills are attributable to an increasingly alliterate society-people who can read, but don't. I find students who turn in papers with shorthand they would use in text messages: poor punctuation, grammar, Ebonics, you name it. I find it harder to be understanding in the Internet age with spell check, grammar check and various resources at one's disposal. I normally wouldn't nit-pick, but given the subject matter of Mr. Mathis' post,...
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Re: Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

Noah The African ·
I am also a graduate of Wayne State University (92). You would not believe the amount of people who don't get their degrees because of not passing their EP exam. English has always been my worst subject and I feared taking that exam because so many people failed it their first time. I took it in my junior year and passed the first time. My writing skills are bad to this day.....but I spend zero time trying to improve it. I think symbolically it looks bad but how would the students have ever...
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Re: Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

EbonyRose ·
Good googly-moogly!! I don't even know what to say about this story! This is dumbfounding! I mean, my jaw actually dropped while reading this! I will say this, though ... that the article itself (and the journalist who wrote it) spotlights the problem with why Mr. Mathis is like he is! In this day and age, too many times excuses and shortcuts and rationalizations are given for poor performance. And instead of enforcing correction of these problems, these people are given acceptance of the...
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Re: Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

James Wesley Chester ·
People frequently vote for people they can identify with. How do you like that sentence? There is no clear thought in the sentences you offered as an example. It does not, and cannot, 'bode' well for the Detroit City School Board. It would very interesting to know the communication-skills level of the board members. DAMN!!! PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

sunnubian ·
Reference: Good googly-moogly!! I don't even know what to say about this story! This is dumbfounding! I mean, my jaw actually dropped while reading this! That is exactly what I was thinking when I first read the article. But, after thinking about it, it may be exaggeration, but I don't know. However, I don't think that there a many required qualifications to be elected to a school board in the public school system.
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Re: Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

James Wesley Chester ·
I sorry, I just don’t think students are motivated by good penmanship. If this is something he loves to do and has a great passion about, that is more important than his writing skills. We need leaders who can manage and motivate. What if someone writes well but is terrible at math or writes well but has no people skills or write well with no managerial skills? In short, as a person who does not have good writing skills, it does not mean that you don’t have other skills that over shadows it.
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Re: U.S. Calls Explosion on Airplane "Attempted Terrorist Attack"

NSpirit ·
Reference: "We have real concerns here, because we know that Nigeria is a source of terrorist activity, al-Qaida connected activity," said New York Congressman Peter King, a ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee. When did Nigeria become a "source of terrorist activity, al-Qaida connected activity"???? Internet Phishing activity, yes, but terrorist activity??? They do however, have OIL ... Are they now to be a new branch on the "Axis of Eeeevilllll"??? I heard on the news that...
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Re: U.S. Calls Explosion on Airplane "Attempted Terrorist Attack"

EbonyRose ·
This could become a real problem. Up until this time they were more or less targeting/racial profiling Middle-Eastern/Arab-type individuals for terrorism potential. One of the reasons he wasn't checked was because he 'didn't fit the profile'. If the focus now shifts to more people of African descent ....
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Re: U.S. Calls Explosion on Airplane "Attempted Terrorist Attack"

Dissident ·
Good point. No doubt there are those who are salivating at the opportnity to use this incident as an excuse to expand the Patriot Act an Africom.
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Re: U.S. Calls Explosion on Airplane "Attempted Terrorist Attack"

Nquest ·
Reference: One of the reasons he wasn't checked was because he 'didn't fit the profile'. Didn't "fit the profile" ... yet "his name does appear on a U.S. intelligence watch list, but not on a no-fly list."
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Re: U.S. Calls Explosion on Airplane "Attempted Terrorist Attack"

Yemaya ·
NSpirit and Ebony Rose. Both thoughts I had when I heard about this incident. Now there was another 'incident' on the same flight as of yesterday. Coincidence, probably not.
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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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