Middle School Graduation 2019

I have a middle school-er who will be graduating into high school this June.  But at the moment the most important event is the graduation.  Its made into such a big deal that I barely recognize 8th grade.  Only 5 guest for graduation ceremony.  Who do you leave out.  Does this mean her siblings are invited but both grandparents are not.  Wow.

Well, in reality I would like to give honor and praise to middle school teachers.  These teachers are awesome.  They are getting our shining stars ready for high school and beyond.  Kudos to you who are middle school teachers.

This is a direct quote from a Blogger I follow, Panama Jackson.  He is discussing his experience as a speaker at a middle school where he spoke to 8th and 7th graders and then 6th graders.
As I sat there attempting to talk about being a writer while a class of 27 children looked at me, while yelling amongst themselves like they would have been excited to see me run over by a truck, I thought to myself, there is no way in hell I would sign up to do this job. The people who do it have a level of patience I could never unlock. And I’m not even trying to find that key. I walked out of that building thinking to myself: Freedom!

If you are a middle school teacher, don’t ever let anybody say you aren’t taking one for the team. You’re a saint.

Tupac and I care even if no one else does.

Slow clap for you because you, middle school teacher, are a saint.

~Panama Jackson

Wendy Williams

 

 

Black life can get very complicated.  When you are married to the man of your dreams, life is suppose to be less complicated since you are secure in your relationship.  You and your husband have a wonderful family that includes children and life is great.  Suddenly, you find out your man has cheated.  More than cheated.  He has a child by this woman or side-chick.  That is exactly what we are hearing about Wendy Williams and husband Kevin Hunter.

Every tabloid is calling Kevin a cheater and named the other woman and announced the date the baby was born.  Listen, I would not believe it to be true if it was not for so many tabloids giving us blow by blow of Wendy’s relationship pain as well as her sobriety being in question.  How much is Wendy supposed to take!  Geez!

In the Black community these kinds of relationships existed for years.  I know a woman who was the pillar of the community, known to love children, Sunday school teacher, and mother of the church among various noble life titles.  She and husband had 7 girls.  Then, she discovered his years of infidelity with another woman who had given birth to his son.  The other woman died and he had to take his son home to his wife to rise.  And, she did.  Another woman took in 3 of her husband’s outside children from the same woman who just didn’t want them even-though she kept her other 4 children.  My last example is the shock and surprise when a friend discovers her father has a family on the other side of town who are grown with children.

Wendy hang in there it’s obvious you want your husband to stay or you would’ve announce his departure.  Either he stays or he goes, just make sure you are ok either way.  You first, Black girl magic!

Pray for Wendy Williams.

Disrespectful

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Some white teenagers are so disrespectful.  Why?  Answer: White privilege!  And loose parenting of white children.  White children are raised to question authority and call elders by their first name. Disrespectful!  I have seen young white adults on vacation acting in this same matter.  The term “ugly Americans” come to mind.  But, just the history of white men and Indians in this country makes the scene look ugly.  Disrespectful act is the tomahawk chant by a crowd of young white boys wearing their badge of membership in the deplorables, “make America great again” hat in support of President Trump.  Those in some of the marginalized groups in this country just shake their head in this climate of racial tension.  It starts at the top is true if our president doesn’t speak out against these actions then it’s accepted.

 

 

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I took my child to work for “take your kid to work” day.  She is being raised to respect her elders by using a Ms. or Mrs. and Mr.  My boss, vice president, gets on the elevator and I introduce them and she insists my child call her Patty.  Are you serious Patty “with no children”?  She is 9 years old and being raised to call her elders by their proper salutation. This is an important part of Black culture to teach our children to be respectful or it could possibly cost them their life.

40 Acres and a Mule

 

William Tecumseh Sherman

Did you know this?

1865 – General William T. Sherman issues his Field Order No. 15,
setting aside “the islands from Charleston, south, the
abandoned rice fields along the river for thirty miles back
from the sea, and the country bordering the St. John’s River,
Florida,” for exclusive settlement by African Americans. The
order provides that “each family should have a plot of not
more than forty (40) acres of tillable ground…in the
possession of which land the military authorities will afford
them protection until such time as they can protect
themselves….”  General Rufus Saxton, South Carolina
Freedmen’s Bureau director, will later settle some 40,000
African Americans on forty-acre tracts in the area. In
South Carolina and other states, African American settlers
will be given possessory titles pending final action on the
confiscated and abandoned lands of Confederate rebels. Many
will never see their land, because President Johnson will
reverse the policy implemented by the Freedmen’s Bureau.

He don’t Speak For Black Folks

Trump and Kanye West

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What was the purpose of the meeting that took place between President Donald Trump and Kanye West?  Besides national entertainment.  Trump wouldn’t invite a REAL African American Intellectual to the White House to discuss important topics to the Black community.  Instead, our president is wasting time with the “bad choice to speak for Black folks” Kanye West.  The man is mentally disturbed and no longer hiding the fact he is CRAZY.  Kanye has shown us in the pass he wasn’t doing well so it’s no surprise we get to sit in our homes and watch this poor sick guy’s intellectual distortion and mad man rantings on full display.  Brother Kanye please take your medicine and stay out of the white house.  You look like a fool and trying to include the rest of us Black folks in your vaudeville black face farce of love and admiration for the president.  Well brother, I’m sad to think that you have no love for your people.

After all, wasn’t you who said, “(president) Bush don’t like Black people.” on National televised Katrina Hurricane Fundraiser as we witnessed Blacks dying in the dome stadium.  You became our hero then but we don’t know who you are now.  I’m disappointed that you would have put on the hat of “Making American Great Again” as a Trump supporter and bathe Trump in one glowing complement after another.  Brother, when you compared Trump to a father figure because your own father wasn’t around was waayyy too much!  Over the top …

White people Kanye doesn’t speak for me!