... some people said that the city of Whitesboro should revisit the content of the city seal.
INTERVIEW - w/JESSICA WILLIAMS
|Original Whitesboro SealChanged due to racial content|
and other over-sensitivities
"Created by Isobel Mitton, an award-winning, Black-Canadian writer, Across the Realm is an immersive sci-fi book series set 600 years into the future where two worlds and ideologies collide: The North, a racially segregated land where Black, Asians and Caucasians live apart, and The South, a society where people of all backgrounds live and love together."
Why LLAG is supporting this: This is POC EVERYTHING!!!
Isobel is a Black woman, the artists creating the artwork are POC, and the entire storyline centers around POC characters! You have Korean commanders, Black high priests, and strong, kick-ass female protagonists...."
Congratulations to Nate Parker on receiving one of the largest deals in Sundance Film Festival history for his film, “The Birth of a Nation”!
On [January 26, 2016], Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation”, a biopic about Nat Turner, an enslaved preacher who led one of the nation’s largest slave rebellions in 1831, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation. Parker, who wrote, directed, produced, and stars in the film, was inspired by Nat Turner’s riveting story in college and refused to accept any other roles until he got the opportunity to bring the revolutionary to life.
Now, Parker has received a record breaking $17.5 million distribution deal from Fox Searchlight.
"After leaving college early, due to the lack of funds, Coleman moved from Texas to Chicago to pursue a career as a manicurist. However, it was her growing interest in aviation that led her to apply to aviation school, where she was denied admission several times in the states."
Determined to fly one day, Bessie went on to be admitted into a flight-training program in France. By the early 1920's, Coleman became the first Black woman to earn her pilot's license, as well as the first African American to earn an international pilot's license.
The Bessie Coleman Aero Club and the Bessie Aviators organization carried on Coleman’s legacy, which continues to inspire us all to make our dreams take flight.
"WHAT ABOUT CASTING US!!!!
THIS WAS OUR SHOT DAMN IT!!!
WHITE FOLKS ARE PREPPING FOR #OscarsSoWhite2017
NO BLACK CASTING - NO PEACE!!!
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We want to let you know we share your outrage and disappointment over the actions of a handful of our students today. We want to make it crystal clear those actions are unacceptable and will not be tolerated at Desert Vista. Those actions do not represent who we are as a campus. We can assure you we will discipline these students in accordance with district policy and our student handbook. While we don’t discuss individual discipline, we can tell you that in addition, the obvious need for sensitivity training will be addressed.
Three of the teens reportedly lost scholarships and all were placed on suspension.
A petition has been created to request expulsion for the teens and to fire the principal.
|Cast Of The Birth Of A Nation|
Sundance Premiere January 25 2016
"Could it be the Black community has so internalized the idea of Black Excellence as an exception—rather than the rule—that some of us are willing to settle for the likes of Pressley and Cosby? Black excellence doesn't always look like a well-educated, Black lawyer viscerally defending a Black man. Can we find Black Excellence in the Black rape survivors—the ones doing all they can to survive in a world that consistently blames, shames, and ignores them?"
In a six-hour Wednesday visit to Detroit, the president pledged that “we will have the backs of Flint’s people.”
“It was encouraging to hear President Obama say that $80 million will be coming to Michigan to help local governments, like the City of Flint, improve their water systems,” Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said in a statement from Washington, D.C. “The residents of Flint could benefit greatly from that type of money. We are waiting to see how much of the $80 million will be allocated to the City of Flint and how much of it will go elsewhere, but it’s a step in the right direction.”
The state of Michigan can decide how the money is spent, including how much of it will go to Flint and elsewhere. But Michigan does have to submit a plan for how it intends to use the money to the E.P.A. before it's spent
On Tuesday (January 19 2016), the company told CNNMoney that it will be giving away $1 million in scholarships to high school girls who want to take part in its summer programs.
While the coding and tech classes are free, CEO Reshma Saujani said the additional funds are an attempt to help bridge the opportunity gap. "We found a lot of girls needed to have [some compensation] to replace their summer job or pay for transportation," said Saujani.
|SAM DUBOSE (CENTER) AND FAMILY|
Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, Alicia Garza