(CNN)There are 350 students at Montpelier High School in Montpelier, Vermont. Only 18 of them are black. But it’s because of — and not in spite of — that fact that the school has raised the Black Lives Matter flag.
“We are committed to improvement and this dialogue and to work for equity and racial justice in our school system,” Principal Mike McRaith, who is white, said at Thursday’s flag-raising ceremony, as reported by CNN affiliate WPTZ. “We can and we must improve our educational system to be more culturally competent and ever more inclusive to the historically marginalized and oppressed.” (Read more)
A few months ago from this day of publishing, I had an interesting discussion with a white guy at work. The subject of riots came up. Pretty much, he attempted to place a mass association of “riots” to Black Lives Matter protesters. Fascinated with his thoughts (which severely lacked critical thinking), I threw him a critical thinking question:
“Do you think that Black Live Matter protesters, command riots?”
I had to repeat the question because he was in total shock, as if he had walked from a train wreck, because he didn’t expect to engage in critical thinking. (Read more)
The Watch Dog response: If they had been killed by black males then it would be all over the news. This reminds me on when they want to talk about black on black crime. However we have been talking about black on black crime since the early 90’s so it ain’t just about white cops killing black men, but it is an issue.
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Been called Militant by black folk and a racist by white folk. Call me whatever but can’t say I am sleep. Wide awake and will not be silent about things that matter. My Black A…
The Watch Dog’s response: Let’s support those whom speak up and support the trues!
Black lives matter.
They matter because they are children, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers.
They matter because the injustices they face steal from all of us — white people and people of color alike. They steal our very humanity.
Systemic and institutionalized racism are the defining civil rights and social justice issues of our time. We’ve come to understand that to be silent about the violence and threats to the lives and well-being of Black people is to be complicit in that violence and those threats.
We ask you to join us in not being complicit.
There is good news: (Ben & Jerry’s)
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Dr. Leonzo Lynch Pastor Ebenezer Baptist Church Charlotte NC
Vice President At Large & Chair of the General Board of the
NC General Baptist State Convention
Talks About Black Lives Matter
Senior Citizen Recognition
Hosted By Pastor Malcom E. Lewis & Lois Lewis
Saturday, October 1, 2016 4:00 PM
Pines Chapel MBC Fellowship Hall Pinetops NC
The Watch Dog response: But you see Ignant Racist White Folk and Ignant Safe Negroes are ignant to the fact that this is a Black Lives Matter Issue. Oh hell no they can only connect Black Lives Matter to damn police killing black folk. Well I stop by to tell you black folk not given a fair chance means Black Lives Don’t Matter to ignants that want to hold us down.
Black CEOs run 73 companies on this year’s Inc. 5000. If you’re thinking that doesn’t sound like a lot, you’re right–that’s only about 1.5 percent of the companies that made the cut, based on revenue growth over the past three years.
Nearly half of the businesses with black CEOs cluster around our nation’s capital–in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia–and a third overall provide services to government agencies. The remaining companies are spread among five Southern states, plus California, Michigan, New York, and New Jersey. (INC. 5000)