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We will never forget!
G.C. Cameron – Theme from “Cooley High”
A year after killing, Trayvon Martin’s father says parents will ‘never move on’
The father of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager shot to death in Florida last year, said Tuesday that the family will “never move on” and will fight to make sure his memory “won’t be tainted by this whole situation.”
On the anniversary of his son’s killing, Tracy Martin also said that lawmakers across the country must take a hard look at gun laws and who should get gun permits. He cited not just his son’s death but the elementary-school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
I agree 100% with Tracy Martin. I see Trayvon as akin to those kids in Newton, minding their business until a highly unlucky and chance encounter with an armed lunatic resulted in disaster for them and their families. The media and the far right will never convince me otherwise about Trayvon.
Just heard Zimmerman’s brother in an interview on NPR and the denial of what occurred is just palpable.
I’ve had the misfortune of seeing this brother’s twitter account, and let’s just say that it’s a sign of how much NPR has fallen off that his sick psycho ass got an interview on that station in the first place (of course I’m blocked as is anyone sympathetic to the child who his even more sick brother murdered).
I’ve always supported public money for Public Broadcasting and still support it for PBS but NPR is really working my last nerve.
how can they move on. they lost their child senselessly.
So sad. I cannot even begin to understand what his Parents are going through today.
Cooley High- that takes me back
Company suspends man accused of sending harassing e-mails to Rep. Fields
An Englewood consulting service said Tuesday it has suspended the man arrested for sending e-mails laced with profanity and racial and sexual epithets to state Rep. Rhonda Fields.
Franklin Glenn Sain, 42, was arrested Friday on suspicion of harassing Fields, D-Aurora, and unlawfully attempting to influence a public official.
“We are shocked to learn of these allegations and are taking this matter very seriously,” SofTec Solutions Inc.’s human resources director Laura Franklin wrote in an e-mailed statement.
“If true, these actions are highly inappropriate and will not be tolerated.”
Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22672820/firm-suspends-man-accused-harassing-rhonda-fields#ixzz2M378UCaI
He needs to be fired not suspended, I wouldn’t want this man linked to my company.
“He needs to be fired not suspended….” Exactly, Alma!
from Afrobella blog:
Quvenzhané Wallis Deserves Better
Last night’s Oscar broadcast was more or less what I expected. Standard issue sophomoric humor and frat boy irreverence set to music and soft shoe dance routines by Seth McFarlane, check. An excessively long broadcast that felt every second of three hours long, check. Glorious gowns and fantastic performances by a few of my favorite musical artists, CHECK. Look out for a positive review of the enjoyable, glamorous aspects of the Oscars later. Right now I need to address the undeserved issues surrounding one special person in attendance last night.
When Quvenzhané Wallis looks back on her first Oscar experience, what will she remember?
Alright alright. Who else remembers the 90s block of Martin at 8pm, Living Single at 8:30 and NY Undercover at 9pm? Don’t lie, ya know all the words to the theme song from Martin and Living Single. But who remembers that Living Single had a longer theme song at the beginning of Season 1?
OT, but important to read:
Why We Still Need The Voting Rights Act by Congressman John Lewis
Disqus is doing it’s version of now you see it, now you don’t
OK I was about to ask if anyone was having problems seeing the comments…one minute there were 10 then the next there were 4. SMH…disqus has never really liked us yo!
Typical! I used to think that Disqus hates me, but now I know that I am not alone.
Who booked Chuck D on CNN ? LMBAO the reaction after he makes that statement is priceless.
Rapper Chuck D. On CNN: ‘Since Reagan And Bush, There’s Been Nothing But Guns And Drugs In The Black Community’
Hip hop artist Chuck D., famous for his work with the group Public Enemy, appeared on CNN with Carol Costello to discuss the impact that the slaying of Trayvon Martin had on the nation one year later. Chuck D. told Costello, that when he was growing up, there were no guns in the black community. However, after 1980 and the rise of the Ronald Reagan/George Bush-era, he says that “there’s been nothing but guns and drugs in the black community.”
Dam,did they cut him off lol.
He spoke the truth lol.
Yo Chuck! Why u run to Channel Zero to tell it?
That said, yeaaah boooieee!
HEEY trose1. – — – -***BIG HUG*** :>) – – – –
— – -I listened 2 this. LOL – – – -Annnnd – –***handed out the appropriate BAND AIDS*** – — –
— — – –Costello asked Chuck D. for his thoughts on the killing of Martin. “One man had a gun and one didn’t, and we’re going on a story that this man is telling everybody,” Chuck D. said. – – – -Seeee- – — LOL – –
Good 2 C U trose1. :>) – – –
Damn, *he’s* not getting invited back! Too truthful for the “news.”
– —GOOD EVENIN’ miranda/POU FAM♥—-***BIG – -COMPASSIONATE—HUG** –:>)
—–WONDERFUL TRIBUTE –miranda. —LOVEly —TENDER PIC. –***tears*** annnd —***smiles*** – – –
– –Hoping that the MARTIN FAMILY —-CONTINUES 2 –REMEMBER” – – -the GOOD TIMES; annnd that THOSE — -will COMFORT THEM. AMEN. –
——“BOWIN’ MY HOODIE –IN HIS MEMORY. AMEN– – —
Oh Miranda, what a wonderful tribute to Trayvon Martin and
his parents. Such a photo of love.
I can’t take credit for it, it was retweeted on twitter and I saw it. There were others but this one touched me the most.
miranda – — -[Apologies ifff a dup]– – -THESE RE-THUCKERS – –ERRY which way – –BUT — – -RIGHT!! – —
—– Why Everything Republicans Are Saying About The Sequester Is Wrong – –
——— –Barring a last minute Congressional compromise, $85 billion in automatic across-the-board cuts will go into effect in the next 72 hours as a result of the sequester mechanism included in the 2011 Budget Control Act.
Republicans — many of whom voted for the BCA and have for years championed deep spending reductions — are hoping to blame the Democrats and President Obama for the consequences of the cuts, claiming that if “bad things” happen as a result of sequester, “it’s because [Obama] wants them to.” As the nation moves closer to the March 1 deadline, here is your guide to the GOP spin on the sequester:
1. We need spending cuts to get the economy going. The GOP claims that government spending is out of control and reason that reducing spending would spur greater economic growth. But government expenditures have grown at its slowest pace since the Eisenhower administration under President Obama and the latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office show that the nation’s deficits have shrunk by trillions of dollars, and the debt is close to being stabilized as a percentage of the economy. – — -SNIP – —
2. Agencies need more flexibility to avoid cuts in crucial services — –
— -3. The federal spending will still be higher next year.
— – -4. These are very modest cuts. The reductions may not mean much for wealthy Congressman, but states will lose funding for education, job training, health care, and a plethora of other services, jeopardizing assistance for low-income and middle class families alike and threatening the economic recovery.
THERE IS MORE.
—- — — -COMMENT: – – – –Dan Lee
The GOP argument flies in the face of reality. Addition by subtraction, adding jobs by cutting jobs, prosperity thru austerity, up is down, cold is hot, stupid is smart. This is positively Orwellian, and distinctly Republican! –
WELL WELL WELL where do we start ?
February 2013 Ratings Dayside strong for MSNBC, BUT Prime time slips
4PM’s “Martin Bashir” was up in both total (+21%) and demo (+31%) viewers, as was 12 PM’s “Now” which was up +8% in total viewers and +35% in the demo. “Andrea Mitchell Reports” was also up double digits in both categories. “Hardball” was up +17% and “PoliticsNation” was up +6% in the demo at 5 and 6 PM, respectively.
In primetime, “The Ed Show” was down -14% and -10% in total and demo viewers compared to last year, while “Rachel Maddow” was down -6% and -5% in those categories, respectively. At 10 PM “The Last Word” was down -7% in total viewers and -12% in the demo.
“Morning Joe” was down -5% in total viewers and -3% in the demo.
The Ed Show and Rachel are hurting O’Donnell’s ratings. Ed hyperventilates too much and Rachel thinks she’s a college professor of philosophy 101. With those lead ins, I’m shocked The Last Word didn’t dip more.
And apparently today she is going on about how the sequestration is all the President’s fault
That’s interesting that you see this. I like watching Last Word and not the 2 shows before. I also don’t like Ezra Klein subbing for Lawrence. Joy Ann Reid would do a bang-up job as his sub.
Colby Burnett, teacher from Oak Park, wins Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
February 26, 2013 (OAK PARK, Ill.) (WLS) — For the second time in just over a year, Oak Park teacher Colby Burnett has won a title on Jeopardy!
Tuesday, Burnett won the show’s Tournament of Champions.
Burnett, who took home the $250,000 grand prize, is a world history teacher at Fenwick High School.
The 29-year-old plans on saving most of the money he won and moving his mother into a new home by May.
Burnett also won Jeopardy!’s teachers tournament in November 2012.
Did you watch? So a black teen champion and the tournament of champions champion.
miranda – — –LOL – – –POTATO – – -v —-POTATO — LOL – –
—–VIDEO: Boehner’s “ass” vs. Reid’s “posterior”– – –
– – – —John Boehner at a press conference:
“We have moved a bill in the House twice. We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something.”
— – –V – – -Harry Reid:
“I think he should understand who is sitting on their posterior. We’re doing our best here to pass something. The Speaker is doing nothing to try to pass anything over there.”
– – – –Oooooweeee!! — -FIGHT! – – – -FIGHT!! — – -OVA HERE!! – –LOL
miranda — -:>) — Jus’ wanted 2 GIVE HER – — -MORE ACCOLADES – – —
– — 10 ways Quvenzhané Wallis totally won the Oscars – —
— – – –Young actress Quvenzhané Wallis may not have won the best actress award at the 85th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night, but she definitely won the night, mostly by being adorable, but also because of her outsized talent.
The 9-year-old was the youngest person ever to be nominated for a lead acting Oscar.
She will next appear in the film Twelve Years a Slave, and was recently cast as Annie in an upcoming remake of the classic musical.
— -Sooooo — -LOOKIN’ FORWARD! – – – -> :>) —
— –BLESS U♥ — -OUR BELOVED -“LITTLE MISS QUVENZHANE – WALLIS – – –WE ♥ U. :>) – – – –
miranda – – –IN UNITY annnd MEMORY+♥ — — – –
– – –Trayvon Martin’s Parents to Hold Hoodie Vigil —
– — —One-year anniversary of the teen’s death will be marked by a candlelight vigil. – –AMEN
– —A SPECIAL TRIBUTE 2 TRAYVON MARTIN -AMEN. — RIHEP. -TM. –
miranda — – -Annnnd — -the WINNER — IS — – – –
– — Gun control supporter wins Dem primary for Jackson Jr. seat – —
– – —Riding a wave of “super PAC” spending that helped catapult her to the front of a crowded Democratic field, Robin Kelly, whose campaign called for tougher national gun laws, clinched her party’s nomination Tuesday night in a special primary election for the House seat vacated by Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr.
— In a contest that had been unexpectedly cast into the center of the national gun debate, the outcome was welcome news for Michael R. Bloomberg, the mayor of New York and a staunch gun-control advocate, who poured more than $2.2 million into attacking Ms. Kelly’s chief opponent, Debbie Halvorson, this month.
NOW we’ll WATCH HER. — – — –
My verdict is out on Bloomberg thinking HE named a Congresswoman in PBO’s back yard. I don’t know Ms. Kelly so, like you, watching.
HEEY TyrenM. ***BIG HUG*** :>) – —
– —-Robin Kelly (born April 30, 1956) is an American politician from Illinois. – —
– – – – —Kelly is the winner of the Illinois’s 2nd congressional district 2013 special election.
– –In January 2007, she resigned her house seat to become Chief of Staff to Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. She was the first African American women to serve as chief of staff to an elected constitutional statewide officeholder. Robin was appointed to become Chief Administrative Officer for Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle in 2011.
– – –Since I know no more that I have read — —WATCHIN’ –:>) – –
– – – -Good 2 C U TyrenM. :>) – –
Real Husbands of Hollywood hilarious!!
TATTOO OF WHAT!!!! THE BABY’S A FETUS!!!!!!! Thats my show.
I LOVE IT!
miranda — – -When I FIRST saw – -the words — -SCHOLARSHIP annnnd 8th GRADER – –I thought that it was an –ACADEMIC scholarship – — -BUT —– –
— — —Dylan Moses, the 8th Grader LSU and Alabama are Fighting Over, is a Beast Among Boys — –
— — – –Les Myles and Nick Saban have both offered scholarships to Louisiana 8th grader Dylan Moses. Moses already stands 6’1″, 215, but he’s not just bigger than his competition, he’s much faster. According to this YouTube video, LSU has Moses with a 4.45 40-yard dash time. (Manti Te’o must be jealous.)
In the video above, you can see Moses at the 2012 Louisiana Governor’s Games absolutely destroying kids on the track in various 100, 200 and 400m races. The real reason for this post though … this gif of Moses trucking this tiny kid in one of his highlight videos.
—-WHEW!—LOOKED at other articles. —- –he DIDN’T ACCEPT.—-GOOD!! —
— —Kids are not miniature adults. By age 4, the heads of kids are 90% of adult size. However, their necks are much weaker than an adult’s neck. The combination creates a danger. When a child takes a hard blow from falling or being struck in the helmet, it is more difficult to keep the head steady. The result is greater force to the brain from being jerked inside the skull.
Kids don’t understand the risks. This is as much an ethical as a medical consideration. A teenager entering high school can make a judgment about the ups and downs of playing tackle football. He has the ability to think through the consequences himself, not as an adult would but at least with an understanding of risk and reward. The same isn’t true of a 6-year-old.
Much is not known about the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma, especially among young children. How will these kids be affected when they’re 70, or even 50?——
[Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2012/11/06/why-kids-under-14-should-not-play-tackle-football/#ixzz2M47axSIJ%5D
– – –P.S.—WHICH COLLEGE COURSE was he expected 2 PASS—–
with a 7th-GRADE—EDUCATION. geesh!
Brain trauma is no fucking joke! One reason the brain is encased in our thick skulls is to protect one of our most vulnerable & vital organs. Just being deprived of sufficient oxygen for a time can make you a rag doll like my daughter who has months of recovery now because her brain has to be retrained to do it’s work.
No parent should ever have to see their child like I saw mine a few weeks ago in an ICU with tubes everywhere. No parent should ever have to wonder if their child will walk again, even feed herself or hug her own children. No parent should have to go through this.
I don’t care if it pisses anyone off but no sport is worth putting your child at risk for brain trauma. Football is a dangerous sport, especially for the young. I have said it & I don’t care if no one agrees.
I’m with you, AG, eye to eye, Right there with you. But (no pun intended) folks are hard-headed. Until it happens to them, or someone they know, they just don’t get it.
***fist bump**** – – -Aquagranny911. — —
Sooo SORRY about your DAUGHTER – –WHO I PRAY 4 DAILY. – – –
– – -Annnd we have READ enuff about GROWN players who have sustained –CTE: – –Study Finds Brain Damage In Living Football Players — Is A CTE Diagnosis Next?– —
– — -His parents made a GOOD DECISION!! – – -2 bad they can’t limit his playing NOW. – – –
-Annnnd — -THOSE GROWN arse coaches!! – – – -THEY would USE HIM UP annnd – -TOSS him away – –WHEN – – – -NEVAMIND. – — -2 PAINFUL. — –
Thank U 4 sharing – -AG♥ – —
——BLESS U/FAM. – – -AMEN. :>) – — –
Preach AG! People act as if ignoring the danger makes it disappear.
Thanks for this. We should remember that children are still developing, even huge children. He may look like a man, but he doesn’t have the emotional maturity to decide whether he should be playing a game (with grown men) which could end his life. Have a great night GLH.
HEEY Worldwatcher7. ***BIG HUG*** :>) – – –
My pleasure. :>) – – -***fist bump*** — -WELL STATED. – -SADLY. – —
$ a VARIERY of REASONS —-THEY MADE a GOOD DECISION. :>)
Good 2 C U Ww7. :>) – – THANK U. – — U 2 :>)–
miranda: — – -GOOD NEWS — –in THIS — -“child abuse” case: —- –
I made a post this mornTin’ –which was — APPARENTLY — -“DISQUSed” —-i.e., LOST IN CYBERSPACE. LOL — –
I was soooo distraught over — what I considered – —“child abuse” — – -that I couldn’t post the article.. I also posted a QUOTE by the – -abuser — — -errrrr – –“father” — – as he rushed 2 da BANK!! – -***tsk*** – -geesh!1- – –
THIS is an UPDATE: – – -[Hope IT survives. LOL]
– — – –Father Sued Over 9-Year-Old Son’s Rap Antics – —
— — -SNIP – — —Luis Rivera Sr. has reportedly been charged with neglect and child abuse over the conduct that made his son, who’s also known as “Cocaine Cowboy,” famous. – — — Woo! Hoo! — –
NOW maybe his son canB – –“de-programmed” – — into a 9yo. – –
BTW —- -his “mutha???” — -***tsk*** — -Good JOB –STATE.
PROTECT OUR CHILDREN!! – – -AMEN. [***fangers crossed*** LOL — ]
A few days ago I saw a pic of Trayvon taken just a few days before he was killed. He was on a horse, all gangly long legs, sawing at the reins like an inexperienced rider but the look on his sweet young face was so endearing. He had a slight smile & a look of concentration that said: “I’ve got this! (I think)”
I’m sure his Mom will treasure that pic. I know I would.
Justice is slow in coming but I believe it will prevail!
miranda – — -Here’s a PREVIOUS STORY on TRAYVON: – – –
– – –Jamie Foxx And Pastor Jamal Bryant At Peace Walk For Trayvon Martin – –
– — RIHEP – – – -Dear TM. – – -AMEN. – -JUSTICE – –WILL B SERVED. – –
– – –A UNIQUE —BLACK HISTORY MOMENT — – :>) – —
– – –‘Because of them, we can…’ campaign features children as famous black figures – — :>)
– – – –Photographer Eunique Jones’ photo series, ‘Because of them, we can…” , has made a splash on the Internet as a unique and creative take on the importance of Black History Month.
Her 28-photo project features more than 40 young children posing as some of the most iconic and influential black figures from the past and the present.
From Harriet Tubman to Spike Lee, the children are seen dressed and styled like the individual they are portraying and also incorporate an inspirational quote from each particular famous person.
– —Jones, who has been a professional photographer for three years, says she was inspired to create the project for Black History Month because of her two children, Chase,4, and Amari, 7-months old. She realized they had so many opportunities available to them today which would not have been possible without “the African-American individuals who paved the way for [my kids’] future.”
THERE Is MORE. :>) – – – – -VERY CREATIVE :>)– -ENJOY. :>) – —
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