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High-Poverty, All-Black School Beats Odds, Earns Top CPS Ranking
By Andrea V. Watson | November 6, 2015 6:49am
CHATHAM — Students and parents from Arthur Dixon Elementary school said they were ecstatic this week to learn their school had earned the highest ranking on the 2015 CPS School Quality Rating Report for the first time.
And that sentiment was shared by the school’s principal — herself a former student at the school: “All of our reactions were that we were so happy, just so excited,” said Terrycita Perry, who took the helm this year after being promoted from assistant principal. “We worked really hard for this.”
The students at the neighborhood school at 8306 S. Saint Lawrence Ave. in Chatham were brimming with pride.
“I’m excited because my school is the best,” said Kayla Vasser, an eighth grader.
She said she loves Dixon’s music and art program and that she will continue with arts in high school.
check your mail, Ladies
Some of these negroes I swear to God. That’s why we can’t have nice things. Too much damn jealousy.
what’s going ON?
Some jealous negroes & racists trying to bring down Shaun King.
So sick & tired of the crabs in the barrel. If they’re not going to help in ending police brutality, move & get the hell out of the way!
found this in the POU twitter feed.
I am speechless.
Their racism killed their child.
When your hatred for POC outweighs your love for your child.
Just had an infant die that I could’ve saved,but parents said no nigger nurses
I am the most qualified peds cardiac nurse in this facility. I knew exactly what to do…ive done it a million times before…but..
The father, with his confederate flag shirt and camouflage pants, made sure I didn’t get in the room. And now his child is dead.
Yes yall. A white family had a child come in N critical condition. Crashing fast. I went to respond bc i am the one who should have.
The family said no nigger nurses. And blocked my entry When my sup explained I was the most qualified & the only one who had done it before
The dad threatened to bash our faces in if I so much as stepped foot in the room. I walked in anyways, trying to talk the other nurse thru
What to do. But some things…u just have to do urself. I got ready to and was physically removed from the room.
That baby died bc his parents refused to allow a black nurse to save his life.
And this isn’t the first time I have seen this happen. Sick
To be forced to watch a child die…that you KNOW you could’ve saved….is soul crushing.
Their hatred murdered their child.
This is the second time in my career this has happened. Babies whose lives I could’ve saved, dead bc parents refused “Nigger Nurses”…
Staff standing around stunned. Sobbing. Meanwhile dad’s only comment is “make sure no niggers touch my kids body”…while staring at me.
Let’s be clear about something…
I am not the first black nurse to have this happen to them …. ask enough of us…we r kept from doing
What we can, all of the time.
It’s just every once In a while you encounter a special kind of sick. Smh.
Parents apparently told those responding they feared I’d hurt their child bc i know they don’t like blk ppl…wow.
Not surprised at this VOTE against their own best interest, and refusing care from a black nurse.
These white ignorant folks are KILLING themselves, their families, and each other,and will go to their grave blaming BLACK skin as the killer
\WHITE SUPREMACY IS A KILLER OF WHITE FOLKS WHO BUY INTO THE NOTION
AGREED! Carson, Cain & Clarence they will be taken down & out for all their TOM FOOLERY at every turn. They DO NOT, NOR EVER WILL REPRESENT anything thing me, my family or friends believe in or stand for. EVER
SMH The attemtps at destruction & erasure of our history continues.
THE WATCHDOGS: A third of Chicago city workers make $100k or more
WRITTEN BY CHRIS FUSCO AND TIM NOVAK
POSTED: 11/07/2015, 09:01AM
Nearly one out of every three workers on the city of Chicago payroll made $100,000 or more last year — a far higher percentage of six-figure employees than in state or Cook County government.
That’s according to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis that for the first time combines city workers’ salaries, overtime and other extra pay.
Twenty-six city workers drew paychecks that eclipsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pay of $216,210, the analysis found. They included a police detective, two fire department ambulance commanders and two water department operating engineers.
And 152 workers more than doubled their base pay through OT and a wide range of pay incentives — including “specialty pay” in the fire department and “baby furlough day” buybacks for police.
A sizable chunk of that money — $256.1 million — was for “other” pay, according to the data City Hall eventually provided to the Sun-Times in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. That includes retroactive raises, duty-availability pay, uniform allowances, holiday pay, end-of-career compensatory time payouts and shift differentials.
Ninety-six percent of that “other” pay went to police and fire employees — the city’s two largest groups of workers.
On top of that, the city spent $240.8 million on overtime. Police and fire personnel collected 67 percent of that OT. Ten employees made more than $100,000 apiece in overtime: four police officers, three water department operating engineers, two emergency call operators and a fire captain.
A SYSTEM DIVIDED
To Be Black at Stuyvesant High
By FERNANDA SANTOS
When the bell rings and the school’s 3,295 students spill out of classrooms into the maze of hallways, escalators and stairs like ants in a farm, blacks stand out because they are so rare. Rudi was one of 64 black students four years ago when she entered Stuyvesant, long considered New York City’s flagship public school. She is now one of 40.
Asians, on the other hand, make up 72.5 percent of Stuyvesant’s student body (they are 13.7 percent of the city’s overall public school population), a staggering increase from 1970, when they were 6 percent of Stuyvesant students, according to state enrollment statistics. Back then, white students made up 79 percent of Stuyvesant’s enrollment; this year, they are 24 percent, and 14.9 percent systemwide.
Hispanic students are 40.3 percent of the system. Currently, they make up 2.4 percent of Stuyvesant’s enrollment, while blacks, who make up 32 percent of the city’s public school students, are 1.2 percent.
No one claims that the disparity is caused by overt discrimination. But in a school that is devised to attract the best of the best, parents and educators alike find the demographics troubling. It has become a question of perception as to who belongs.
The school’s parent coordinator, Harvey Blumm, said that when he visited middle schools whose enrollments were overwhelmingly black and Latino, it was not uncommon to find students who had never heard about the specialized high school exam; or to meet students who had signed up for the exam, but had never thought of taking a practice test or prep course — something common among white and Asian students; or to have guidance counselors tell him that Stuyvesant “isn’t for our kids.”
RUDI, who lives in the Wakefield section of the Bronx, attended sixth and seventh grades in Jamaica, and eighth grade in Mount Vernon, a Westchester County suburb. Her father, Donovan Miller, a director of accounting at Bronx Community College, recalled asking a colleague for advice about enrolling Rudi, the youngest of his three children, in “the best New York City high school.” The colleague advised Mr. Miller that he had to sign her up for the specialized high school exam and, if he wanted to improve her odds, to have her take some kind of test preparation program.
Many Stuyvesant students start preparing for the exam months, even years, in advance. There are after-school, weekend and summer classes run by large companies like Kaplan and Princeton Review, as well as by neighborhood outfits like Aim Academy, in the predominantly Chinese enclave of Flushing, Queens, and the Khan’s Tutorial branch in nearby Jackson Heights, home to thousands of families from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
this is pitiful
Debi Thomas: Former Olympic Skater Broke, Living in Trailer (WATCH)
‘Iyanla Fix My Life’ traveled to a small town in Virginia to work with the former Olympian.
Nov 8, 15 by EurPublisher
Read more at http://www.eurweb.com/2015/11/debi-thomas-former-olympic-skater-broke-living-in-trailer-watch/#jr8hFe5z7fQTxJqr.99
Pitiful is an UNDERSTATEMENT. No apologies here. Debi Thomas needs HELP, and it will take more than Iyanla and GOFUNDME to do it.
Black Women of Bond: Franchise Still Has Room to Further Diversify
Nov 7, 15 by Ny MaGee
Former Bond girls Trina Parks and Gloria Hendry joined current Bond girl Naomie Harris and Halle Berry at the African American Film Critics Association in Hollywood on Tuesday for the Black Women of Bond Tribute at the California African American Museum.
While playing a Bond girl in the James Bond movies is often a career-defining role, the “007” actresses acknowledge that the franchise still has a ways to go when it comes to diversifying. Over the course of its 53 years in cinema, the franchise has only featured five black actresses:
Gloria Hendry as “Rosie Carver” in “Live and Let Die”
Trina Parks as “Thumper” in “Diamonds are Forever”
Grace Jones as “May Day” in “A View to a Kill”
Halle Berry as “Jinx” in “Die Another Day”
Naomie Harris as “Eve Moneypenny” in “Skyfall” and “SPECTRE”
“That’s not a good thing, for only five of us to have been a part of (Bond),” said “Live and Let Die” actress Gloria Hendry, who made history as the first black Bond girl to be romantically involved with the British secret agent.
And speaking of scrutiny, does Ben Carson remember the amount of commentary written about Michelle Obama? But I’m sure Candy is ready.
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EUR Gets with ‘Becoming Beyoncé’ Author J. Randy Taraborrelli (EXCLUSIVE!)
Nov 7, 15 by By Michael P. Coleman Leave a
Her first name alone evokes an image. A rhythm. A movement.
For some, it also evokes a painstakingly crafted veneer that has rarely been peeled away. Until recently, fans have had to rely on tabloid tales if they wanted a peak behind the diva’s carefully crafted, controlled curtain.
New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli’s new “Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story” furiously rips the curtain off of the rod and flings it to the floor. It’s a comprehensive account of just how a little girl from Texas became BEYONCÉ — and the cast of strong, powerful women who helped her along the way (and whose stories had never been told).
With Taraborrelli’s past subjects, like Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, he had lots of prior source material from which he could begin his work. (Who hasn’t read some version of Diana Ross’ “rags to riches” story, for example?). But when Taraborrelli turned his attention to Queen Bey, he told me he had to start from scratch.
“I remember sitting at my computer when I started writing this book,” Taraborrelli reminisced, “and pulling my hair out because there are no other books about Beyoncé that I could go to as reference, that I could use as a framework.”
“She’s so high profile on social media,” he continued. “She’s always in the headlines. She’s a major star that appears to be constantly in our faces. But if you unpack what we knew about her before this book, it was practically nothing. How rare is that these days, that a celebrity can maintain that level of privacy and keep herself in the public eye at the same time? It’s my job, as a biographer, to invade that privacy.”
Read more at http://www.eurweb.com/2015/11/eur-gets-with-becoming-beyonce-author-j-randy-taraborrelli-exclusive/#wtEZcPS8mWdtT4E4.99
For Minority Students at Elite New York Private Schools, Admittance Doesn’t Bring Acceptance
Admitted, but Left Out
By JENNY ANDERSON
WHEN Ayinde Alleyne arrived at the Trinity School, an elite independent school on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, he was eager to make new friends. A brainy 14-year-old, he was the son of immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago, a teacher and an auto-body repairman, in the South Bronx. He was soon overwhelmed by the privilege he saw. Talk of fancy vacations and weekends in the Hamptons rankled — “I couldn’t handle that at that stage of my life,” said Mr. Alleyne, now a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania — and he eventually found comfort in the school’s “minority corner,” where other minority students, of lesser means, hung out.
In 2011, when Mr. Alleyne was preparing to graduate, seniors were buzzing about the $1,300-per-student class trip to the Bahamas.
He recalls feeling stunned when some of his classmates, with whom he had spent the last four years at the school, asked him if he planned to go along.
“How do I get you to understand that going to the Bahamas is unimaginable for my family?” he said in a recent interview. “My family has never taken a vacation.”
My President did this!!!
Yes, he did!!
Real Estate Shell Companies Scheme to Defraud Owners Out of Their Homes
Relying on the secrecy of limited liability companies, white-collar thieves are targeting pockets of New York City for fraudulent deed transfers, leaving the victims groping for redress.
By STEPHANIE SAUL
NOVEMBER 7, 2015
Partially paralyzed and reliant on a wheelchair, Ozella Campbell spends a lot of time watching television. It was under those circumstances in February 2014 that she saw a commercial urging her to call MyHouseIsADump.com, a company that offered to buy houses in as-is condition, in cash, and to close the purchase within seven days.
She called the toll-free number and within hours, she said, a well-spoken young man appeared at her brownstone, a longtime family home in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a Brooklyn neighborhood in the throes of transformation.
The next day, the man’s associate arrived.
“He said, ‘You don’t have to pay any more bills,’” said Ms. Campbell, who was $1,000 behind on her electric bill at the time.
A third man, named Alex, ostensibly the boss, arrived next. He promised, Ms. Campbell said, to pay her delinquent mortgage, provide for her housing for two years, and pay her $43,800. He also hired a lawyer for her. All she had to do was sign over the deed to her house.
More than a year later, Ms. Campbell, 75, is in limbo. Her former home at 679 Jefferson Avenue is owned by an entity called Jefferson Holding LLC and she is left with her delinquent $529,000 mortgage.
The Obama Campaign Remembers 2012 Very Differently Than Bernie Sanders
Confronted with his support for a progressive challenge to Obama in 2011, Sanders said Saturday he “campaigned very hard” for Obama in 2008 and 2012. That’s not how Obama aides remember it.
posted on Nov. 8, 2015, at 11:52 a.m.
BuzzFeed News Reporter
OLUMBIA, South Carolina — In 2008, Bernie Sanders stayed out of the contentious Democratic presidential primary until after the nominee had been chosen. Once Barack Obama became the party’s choice for president, Sanders ventured to a Democratic Party convention for the first time in his political career and called on independents like him to support Obama.
In 2011, Sanders said more than once that a challenge from the left might help President Obama get back on track after, Sanders said, the president had veered far to the right, selling out the left on issues like entitlement programs in the interests of cutting deals with Republican leaders. At one point, he Sanders said he was “giving thought” to encouraging a progressive to run against Obama, telling a radio caller, “I don’t want to tell you more than that, but this is an issue we are beginning to talk about a little bit.”
As he mounts his own bid for the Democratic nomination this year, Sanders is having to thread the needle of his past independence. In South Carolina on Saturday, Sanders rejected the idea that he was less than loyal to Obama in 2012 — something that Martin O’Malley, who is running in a distant third place in the nomination fight, suggested on Friday night and has this year on the trail. (O’Malley has his own problems casting himself as an Obama loyalist; he was among Clinton’s most fervent supporters in 2008.)
Give me a president please, dear lord, that won’t erase what @potus @BarackObama has done for us.
But, he could never open his mouth to defend the President when he’s been attacked.
FROM ALETH AT POU:
Tim Wise Retweeted
Cole Brown @colebrownpdx Nov 3
“Being anti-police abuse is no more anti-police than being anti-child abuse is being anti-parent.”
Very WISE of tim to point this out.
We all have the right to be against anyone or anything that is a DETRIMENT to our very LIVES.
PHUCK DIS NIGRA
Puff Daddy: ‘We got Obama into office, why haven’t things gotten better for black people?’
Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy, has criticised President Obama for allegedly not doing enough to help African-Americans.
Combs recently returned to music and his original moniker to release his ‘MMM’ mixtape earlier this week (November 4).
Now, speaking to New York radio station Hot 97, Combs turned his attention to politics, saying: “We got Obama into office, the give back, the deal, where are the things in our community that have gotten drastically better?”
The rapper/producer, who has been involved in Vote Or Die campaigns in the past, continued: “Let’s stop overcomplicating it. The hugest group of people that get you into office, you have to change their lives for the better. Pick a side, because they got you into office. And if that side just happens to be black people, and you’re black, you still have to do what’s fair.”
Combs acknowledged that “being the president is a hard job” but called on Obama to deliver “directed aid. Unapologetically sending direct aid to black communities. Let’s not try to hide it. Unapologetically spend billions of dollars to uplift black communities… We just need some education, some jobs… and we want to know that it was for us”.
One need only hold up a mirror to Puffy and his wife and ask him what has he done to cntribute to AID BLACK COM?MUNITIES
GTFOH Combs; you AIN’T SHIT.
58 of 84 of #Mizzou’s scholarship football players are black. That will leave a dent. #ConcernedStudent1950
$$$$$ is the only language these folks understand. Withdrawing their sport skills will def cut into their cash flow.
KEEP IT UP MEN!
Sheryl Kaye @iAmSKaye
White Cops kill a black boy. He deserved it. Black cops kill a white boy, murder.
Ppl say that poor whites vote repub against their own best interest. Not exactly, if u recognize their main investment is in white supremacy
Mary-Pat C. Hector @MaryPatHCEO
I hope if any #MizzouFootball player looses his scholarship that an HBCU will step in. These students have courage.
When the Rich Took Over Our Neighborhood
November 5, 2015
by Michael Winship
The Chinese restaurant across the street from me – one of the last, reasonably priced joints in the neighborhood – closed last weekend. Their lease was up for renewal and the rent increased from $5,000 a month to $25,000.
Such an enormous jump isn’t unusual here in the West Village, part of Greenwich Village in lower Manhattan, which has become such an expensive and trendy part of the city that I may soon be kicked out both for violating the fashion code and skewing the curve on median income.
The restaurant owner, who had run his place for three decades, was remarkably calm about it. “I understand,” he told the dining blog, Eater. “The property values are really high in this area.”
That’s an understatement. Much of Bleecker Street, for example, once a Village thoroughfare of bohemia immortalized in songs by Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen and Iggy Pop, is now a mini-Fifth Avenue of upscale boutiques and chain stores from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers and Coach. Gone are most of the delis and funky, mom-and-pop shops that gave the area its distinctive style.
Gone, too, are many of the community services that make a neighborhood a neighborhood, replaced by expensive housing and other amenities for the rich whose desires are obliterating the very things that made this area an attractive place to live in the first place. Just a block north from that now-shuttered Chinese restaurant is the former site of St. Vincent’s Hospital, founded in 1849 by the Sisters of Charity, a Catholic teaching hospital that over the years treated everyone, rich or poor, and everything from cholera to AIDS (it was a pioneer in HIV-AIDS care). Survivors from the Titanic and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire were brought there, and on 9/11, its medical staff waited patiently for casualties.
No…this is who they’ve always been.
The GOP and the Rise of Anti-Knowledge
October 29, 2015
by Mike Lofgren
Fifty years ago, if a person did not know who the prime minister of Great Britain was, what the conflict in Vietnam was about, or the barest rudiments of how a nuclear reaction worked, he would shrug his shoulders and move on. And if he didn’t bother to know those things, he was in all likelihood politically apathetic and confined his passionate arguing to topics like sports or the attributes of the opposite sex.
There were exceptions, like the Birchers’ theory that fluoridation was a monstrous communist conspiracy, but they were mostly confined to the fringes. Certainly, political candidates with national aspirations steered clear of such balderdash.
At present, however, a person can be blissfully ignorant of how to locate Kenya on a map, but know to a metaphysical certitude that Barack Obama was born there, because he learned it from Fox News. Likewise, he can be unable to differentiate a species from a phylum but be confident from viewing the 700 Club that evolution is “politically correct” hooey and that the earth is 6,000 years old.
And he may never have read the Constitution and have no clue about the Commerce Clause, but believe with an angry righteousness that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
This brings us inevitably to celebrity presidential candidate Ben Carson. The man is anti-knowledge incarnated, a walking compendium of every imbecility ever uttered during the last three decades. Obamacare is worse than chattel slavery. Women who have abortions are like slave owners. If Jews had firearms they could have stopped the Holocaust (author’s note: they obtained at least some weapons during the Warsaw Ghetto rising, and no, it didn’t). Victims of a mass shooting in Oregon enabled their own deaths by their behavior. And so on, ad nauseam.
It is highly revealing that, according to a Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll of likely Republican caucus attendees, the stolid Iowa burghers liked Carson all the more for such moronic utterances. And sure enough, the New York Times tells us that Carson has pulled ahead of Donald Trump in a national poll of Republican voters. Apparently, Trump was just not crazy enough for their tastes.
ANY & EVERYTHING coming from Unca Ben’s mouth that is ANTI-OBAMA will keep him the white man’s good graces. ANY & EVERYTHING, because it gives them COVER.
Let Carson change the tune to Obama support, support of any kind, and BEN is on their shit list of cooning niggas who have failed them.
Why Missouri football players are going on strike
By Cindy Boren November 8 at 10:35 AM
Several dozen African-American football players at Missouri are threatening to stop participating in any football activities until the president of the university system is fired or resigns.
The action stems from troubling racial incidents on the Columbia, Mo., campus, incidents that Missouri’s Legion of Black Collegians believes were poorly handled by Tim Wolfe. The group announced its decision, using the hashtag #ConcernedStudent1950 and a photo of 32 black men on Twitter on Saturday night. Included in the photo is Russell Hansbrough, the team’s starting running back. Concerned Student 1950, the student activism group leading the protests, is named for the year Missouri first admitted African-American students.
“The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe ‘Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere,’” the tweet read. “We will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed due to his negligence toward marginalized students’ experiences. WE ARE UNITED!!!!!
what da phuq?
Why Ben Carson’s claim that he stabbed someone is so key to his appeal to white America
By Janell Ross November 8 at 9:23 AM
Good Afternoon, Everyone :)
Today at 8 p.m. ET —->
One of the first things I noticed was her wedding ring.
I have always wondered who she was.
Nifty photos of early motorcycles:
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“For Gold & Glory” is a documentary on early race car driver Charlie Wiggins:
Minnie Riperton was born on this day in 1947.
On this day in 1966 Edward W. Brooke from Massachusetts became the first Black elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction.
It’s 56 degrees here, Chicas. I have heat on. Cold. :)
LOL Stay warm, SG2. We’ll take 56 here in Novermber, like spring!
You know you’re just waiting for Ametia and I to pick on you..
come on, now…
I was cold. The sun is out now. Warmed it up a bit. Me—> happy.
Good morning, everyone! Happy Sunday!