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About SouthernGirl2

A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.

Monday Open Thread | Aaliyah

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (/aː.ˈliː.ə/) (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American singer, dancer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television … Continue reading

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Craig Riggins: I visited one of the most infamous apartment complexes in America today – Canfield Green.

I visited one of the most infamous apartment complexes in America today – Canfield Green. This is where Mike Brown, Jr. was shot and killed on August 9, 2014. I met this brother named Mel (pictured) at the memorial for … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Department of Justice, discrimination, Gun Violence, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, Justice, Justice for Michael Brown, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Racial Bias, Racial Profiling, Racism, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New law addresses racial disparities in school discipline

SPRINGFIELD – A 2012 study found that Illinois suspends more African-American students than any other state in the U.S., including a Black-White suspension disparity that is the highest in the country. To address this all-too-apparent problem and the overall frequency … Continue reading

Posted in African Americans, Current Events, Education, Media, News, Open Thread, Racial Bias | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Trump to Latino Anchor Jorge Ramos: “Go back to Univision”

Our anchor @jorgeramosnews was thrown out of Donald Trump’s press conference tonight when he asked about immigration — AMERICA (@ThisIsAmerica) August 26, 2015

Posted in Current Events, Immigration, Immigration Reform, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, Latinos, News, Open Thread, Politics, Racism | Tagged , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Virginia Cop Charged With Murder Passes Out In Court After He’s Denied Bail

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A former police officer charged with murder for shooting and killing a man during a domestic disturbance call collapsed Wednesday in a northern Virginia courtroom after being denied bail in his initial court appearance. Adam Torres, … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, Criminal Justice, Current Events, Gun Violence, Justice, Murder, News, Open Thread, Police bruality | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Hillary Clinton has no deep understanding, empathy or even regard for the black experience

Hat tip: Eliihass I watched the video exchange and just couldn’t believe it. It wasn’t just Hillary’s condescension, but Huma’s patronizing smirk and her white press guy that interrupted the BLM reps with his tone dripping disdain. They are all … Continue reading

Posted in Ametia's Rant, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Current Events, Democracy, discrimination, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, Justice, News, Police bruality, Rikyrah's Rant, SG2's Rant | Tagged , , , , , | 28 Comments

Photo Gallery: Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond through the years

Posted in Civil Rights, Current Events, History, Honor, Media, NAACP, News, Open Thread, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments