Today’s #BlackHistoryMonth playlist for my kids included Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner” (“it’s like the regular song but with bombs and sirens and war sounds and X-wing fighter battles in it”), James Brown’s “Say It Loud I’m Black & Proud” (“Oh yeah, THAT’S James Brown!”), Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” (they mastered the dance fairly quickly), and Dr. Dre/Tupac’s “California Love” (the hands down favorite that merited 20 consecutive listens). Tomm? soundtrack natch.
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In 1976 over 200 young black students were massacred by Apartheid police at this spot in Soweto, South Africa for raising their fists and singing “Nkosi Sikelel”, the people’s national anthem, in defiance of the racist regime. Couple years back my kids and I stood in that same spot and sang that same song in their memory. #BlackHistoryMonth
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Robert Smalls was born a slave and escaped slavery by stealing a Confederate military ship and used it to rescue more slaves & their families then escaped to freedom. Later ran for Congress and won. #BlackHistoryMonth#WakandaForever
“Where Do Broken Hearts Go” was the fourth single from Whitney Houston’s second album, 'Whitney.' The ballad was released on February 25, 1988. The song was written by Frank Wildhorn and Chuck Jackson and produced by Narada Michael Walden. Initially, Houston did not want to record the song, feeling there was no special message to convey. In a 2000 interview, Houston reminisced that she “hated the song.” However, Arista Records CEO Clive Davis believed the song would go to No. 1 if she recorded it, so she agreed. It indeed became a No. 1 hit on April 23, 1988 and became Houston’s seventh consecutive No. 1 single in the United States – a record for consecutive No. 1 singles that still stands to this day. #blackhistorymonth
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Right now, Los Angeles County residents can help jump-start another round of jail reform by supporting a proposed measure, the Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative. They are gathering signatures now to get it onto the November ballot.
If approved by voters, the potential ballot measure would accomplish several key things. It would give the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power to obtain documents, witness testimony and other information related to investigations of misconduct in the jails. (Oakland voters approved a similar ballot measure in 2016, creating a commission to oversee the city's police department and giving it subpoena power.)
The measure would also task the commission with developing a plan to reduce the jail population and reallocate funds from the jail budget to community-based prevention and alternative-to-incarceration programs. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors so far has resisted this kind of reform; instead they are proceeding with a plan to invest $3.5 billion in new jails. The Reform Jails measure would stop further jail construction in its tracks.
Join today. They need you to help gather signatures. Who is down?
This has got to be the worse thing I have ever seen. What worse is it happened about 7 months ago and I bet many of you never heard about it. IF YOU CAN TAKE YOUR KIDS OUT OF THERE SCHOOLS DO IT. IF YOU CANT GET THEM OUT OF THESE SCHOOLS. MAKE SURE YOU ARE APART OF AS MUCH AS YOU CAN BE IN THERE SCHOOL. DONT LET SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN TO THEM AND YOU DONT FIND OUT TILL SOCAIL MEDIA TELLS YOU. #buckbreaking look it up if you think this is kids being kids. ----------------------------------------------------A video of the incident was posted on Snapchatbacl in October of 2017. In the video, text placed over the simulated acts read, “We gonna (expletive) the black outta these African-American children from Uganda.” A parent of one of the football players, who was not a part of acts, said white students pinned black students to the locker room floor and benches and dry humped them, while yelling racist comments. Several parents of children on the football team said their kids are scared to be at school and demanded the school board take various corrective actions. "One mother said her son is scared to be at the school and he feels like the school is not protecting him, I feel I failed him by moving him to this school district," one parent who asked us to conceal their identity said. "There are threats being written by adults about targeting certain races because of this," the parent said. -------------------------------------------------- #therealremyredd#Blackmedia#BotherVex#blackinamerica#BlackLivesMatter#blackhistoryiseveryday#BlackHistory#blackhistorymonth#StephCurry#Lebron#Nas#blackpanther#Beyonce#beyoncé#Kardashian#cardib#nickiminaj#justiceforchikeshaclemons#boycottstarbucks#boycottwafflehouse#JusticeForDesmond#billcosby#thisisamerica#MalcomX#church#sundayfunday