Sunday, August 26, 2012

This excellent article could just as well been written about Jane Addams — or any of the countless schools that are doing right by their students while being damned by "data" and "statistics" —

Everything You've Heard About Failing Schools Is Wrong
Attendance: up. Dropout rates: plummeting. College acceptance: through the roof. My mind-blowing year inside a "low-performing" school.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

PonyTail: Young Lady Does an AWESOME Poetric Tribute to Gabby Douglas

 Jasmine Waiters 

This young Sister's poetic tribute is an outrageous and justifiable response to the crazy controversy over Gabby Douglas’ hair.

A few idiots on Twitter and in hair salons around the country were making remarks about the quality of Gabby’s hair, even as she made history as the first African American to ever win the all-around competition in gymnastics at the Olympics.  Gabby is a two-time gold medalist, yet there are some negroes who are so ignorant that they think she’d have been better off spending her training time at the hair salon.

Check this poem out below.  We promise you’ll be jumping out of your seat by the time it’s over.

As her video has gone viral, Jasmine finally sent out this note to the public (below).  To be so bold and beautiful in her poem about Gabby, she presents herself in a very down-to-earth manner.  An amazing black woman indeed.

Hello world! First of all I would like to say thank you all for your nice comments, love and support. I truly appreciate each and every one of you! Your words of encouragement put a constant smile on my face throughout the day. So thank you!
A few fun facts about me
1)My name is Jasmine Waiters
2)I live in California
3)I know I look 16, but I’m actually turning 21 next month
4) I’m a student-athlete (Basketball) at Norte Dame de Namur
5) I truly love and appreciate everyone who supports me

Thursday, August 09, 2012

What does a TRILLION DOLLARS Look Like As a Stack of $100 Bills?

And a slightly different view...

Another Perspective on Big Money:

New York City Mayor Bloomberg's net worth is about $27 billion. This means that his money is working for him - 24 hours a day- at a rate of $51,368.86 EVERY MINUTE!

That is well above the typical US citizen's ANNUAL Income.

Friday, August 03, 2012

A VideoDoc by Powerful Young Sisters of Color About Countering the Internalization of The White Supremacist Beauty/Self-Worth Norm