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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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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: 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: Dramatics founder Ron Banks dead at 58

EbonyRose ·
Nooooooo ...... I just saw them perform last year! They were awesome, as always. He will be missed. My condolences go out to his family and fans everywhere.
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Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

Cholly ·
Otis Mathis Mr. Otis Mathis is the president of the Detroit school board, the nation's lowest achieving big city district of 90,000 school children. And like some of these children, Mathis struggles with writing and composing a coherent sentence....
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Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

Cholly ·
Four Detroit public high schools have decided classroom time should be used to train 60 students to work at Walmart. A new partnership gives participants 11 weeks of job-readiness training during the day and a Walmart job after school. Students earn 10 credits toward graduation… Advocates say with Detroit’s unofficial unemployment rate nearing 50% , jobs at Walmart are a golden opportunity. Sean Vann, principal of the Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men , has 30 students in the program.
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Dramatics founder Ron Banks dead at 58

Cholly ·
Ron Banks, whose silky falsetto helped give the Dramatics one of the most enduring careers in R&B, has died at home in Detroit. He was 58. Banks died at about noon today, possibly of a massive heart attack, said Billy Wilson, president of the Motown Alumni Association. The Northern High School graduate was the founder of the Detroit vocal group, which made a name in the mid-'60s and went on to play for avid audiences around the country. Aside from a short break in the mid-1980s, the...
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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: Monica Conyers, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Gets 37-Month Term for Bribery

EbonyRose ·
You see how y'all's people act??!?? Shameful .... just shameful!! I do like her Cat Woman glasses though! Those are kinda cool!
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Re: Monica Conyers, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Gets 37-Month Term for Bribery

James Wesley Chester ·
That is sad indeed. What it is. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Monica Conyers, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Gets 37-Month Term for Bribery

sunnubian ·
Yes, this is a sad situation if she has not been wrongfully convicted. Probably not, but I do know that conspiracy is a very murky term that is damn near open-ended when it comes to what it may include and now it may be construed. CONSPIRACY is a charge that could be used to convict anyone of almost anything criminal in this country.
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Former NBA Detroit Piston "Bad Boy" Rick Mahorn is Broke.

Cholly ·
Derrick (Rick) Allen Mahorn, the former NBA Detroit Piston's "baddest bad boy of them all" is badly broke. Mahorn and his wife filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and they're stating that their financial failures are due to bad investments.It was widely...
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Monica Conyers, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Gets 37-Month Term for Bribery

Cholly ·
This 2009 booking photo shows former Detroit councilwoman Monica Conyers, who was sentenced to 36 months in prison. U.S. Rep John Conyers DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit city councilwoman was sentenced to more than three years in prison Wednesday for bribery after a federal judge refused to set aside her guilty plea during a stormy court hearing dominated by a dispute over evidence of other payoffs. As guards cleared the packed courtroom, Monica Conyers yelled that she planned to appeal. The...
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Anita Baker avoids jail in court battle

Cholly ·
Singer-songwriter Anita Baker will not go to jail today and is negotiating to allow a judge to research how much her ex-husband is owed in music royalties. Popke ordered Baker to attend a contempt of court hearing this morning after she failed...
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One Hour Away from Flint, Another Environmental Disaster Looms as Doctors Tell Residents to Move Away for Their Health

sunnubian ·
One Hour Away from Flint, Another Environmental Disaster Looms as Doctors Tell Residents to Move Away for Their Health March 31, 2016 | Posted by Manny Otiko Tagged With: air quality , environmental racism black people , industrial plant , MDEQ , Michigan Department of Enviromental Quality , polluters , toxic waste Cason’s doctor told her to move away from River Rouge because of her worsening asthma, but rents are low, and she can’t really afford to pull up stakes. (Zoe Schlanger/Newsweek)...
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Against Ethnic Cleansing In Detroit: ‘Water Is A Human Right’

sunnubian ·
Against Ethnic Cleansing In Detroit: ‘Water Is A Human Right’ July 14, 2014 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Both Democrats and Republican politicians colluded to drive blacks from Detroit AFRICANGLOBE – Water is a human right. The United Nations formally “recognizes the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.” A new European Citizens Initiative declares,...
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Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

sunnubian ·
Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit May 17, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 4 Louis Farrakhan AFRICANGLOBE – Speaking to about 250 religious and community leaders in Detroit on Thursday, minister Louis Farrakhan urged unity among African Americans and called on them to buy up property in Detroit. “We don’t have a lot of money,” Farrakhan said of African Americans. “But we have about 500,000 tos” 600,000 Black still in Detroit. “If we would unite, we...
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Can Mayor Dave Bing Fix a Broken Detroit?

sunnubian ·
Can Mayor Dave Bing Fix a Broken Detroit? He tells us there's no one plan to save the beleaguered city, but he has a blueprint for change. By: Lynette Holloway | Posted: May 28, 2012 at 12:58 AM Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (Paul Warner/Getty Images) ( The Root ) -- In the face of a crushing $265 million deficit and $13.2 billion in long-term structural debt, it was either sign a consent agreement, file for bankruptcy or accept the fate of a state-appointed emergency manager, Detroit Mayor Dave...
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Why We Need to Pay Attention to Detroit

sunnubian ·
The cost-cutting measures under discussion may have ramifications for blacks around the country. By: Janell Ross | Posted: July 25, 2013 at 12:06 AM 44 191 Email Text Size Detroit (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) ( The Root ) -- It's easy to get lost in the sea of staggeringly disturbing numbers coming out of Detroit. The best estimates put Detroit's debt around $18 billion. There isn't enough money in city coffers to run buses in many neighborhoods after 8 p.m., according to city financial...
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The Heidelberg Project: Detroit is worth saving

sunnubian ·
Most of us decorate our front porches and yards only for Halloween, the fall harvest season and Christmas. But these homes in Detroit are decked out 365 days a year, thanks to the efforts of Tyree Guyton, artist and founder of The Heidelberg Project . Instead of being demolished, these mostly abandoned homes in Detroit's oldest African American community are serving a powerful purpose as large canvases for eclectic, eye-catching art — and saving a community. "Detroit is worth saving. It's a...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Kocolicious ·
He really NEEDS to go and sit down somewhere and enjoy his golden years. His views are OUTDATED. Especially since most of blacks can read and question how can a man be devoted to the first master that enslaved his people. I just don't understand either. He's giving the version of the stereotype uncle Tom a new persona. How about telling BLACK PEOPLE especially the youth to STOP killin each other? That's one way to bring unity. Before one can clean up on the outside....one needs to clean up...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Yemaya ·
The problem that I have with this speech and his presence and frankly the Black NOI in Detroit is that they are now jumping in when that ship has sailed. Where were they when Dr. Claude Anderson was trying to purchase and establish an economic presence in Michigan to benefit African Americans? Unifying now when the city has been the victim of a hostile takeover by the state is no good.
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: The problem that I have with this speech and his presence and frankly the Black NOI in Detroit is that they are now jumping in when that ship has sailed. Where were they when Dr. Claude Anderson was trying to purchase and establish an economic presence in Michigan to benefit African Americans? Unifying now when the city has been the victim of a hostile takeover by the state is no good. This doesn't make much sense. The NOI was founded in Detroit and thus its...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by Yemaya: The problem that I have with this speech and his presence and frankly the Black NOI in Detroit is that they are now jumping in when that ship has sailed. Where were they when Dr. Claude Anderson was trying to purchase and establish an economic presence in Michigan to benefit African Americans? Unifying now when the city has been the victim of a hostile takeover by the state is no good. This doesn't make much sense. The NOI...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Okay .... well, I read - and re-read this THREE times just to be sure!!! And all I ccan say is .... HALLELUJAH!!!! And I hope SOMEBODY listens to him and is SMART enough to do EXACTLY what he is saying!!! If I had some money, I'd do it just because 1) he said it ... and 2) because it's the right thing to do!! (All except that "give it to the young people" thingy!! Nope ... the "young people" would have to EARN that money ...but they could do so by going to school, learning taking business...
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Xumbrarchist ·
So did he say anything specific to do besides unite? Xum
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

EbonyRose ·
The real damn shame is that he would even need to be more specific than that.
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: The real damn shame is that he would even need to be more specific than that. THLF has never represented himself to be an economist, lawyer, engineer, surgeon, etc etc. What he (and others in their respective areas) argue is the reasonableness of Black people thinking and acting and building in ways that puts service to each other's needs first. There's a big difference between acting in ways that will enrich yourself, and acting in ways that will benefit the...
 
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