This Speech Right Here All Black Folk Need To Hear

Years ago when the talk was about young black boys were At-Risk I said oh hell no ALL Black Males are At-Risk

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Black mothers tears keep graveyard grass greenHow deep was that
I bet I get crazy views and no likes for this
#OurReality #SomebodyTalkToThem this young man #DidAmazing

How the War on Drugs Kept Black Men Out of College – The Atlantic

The War on Drugs locked up thousands of black men, and a new study finds that it may have also locked many out of the college classroom—and all the benefits that come with a college degree.

There was a time when black men’s college enrollment was gaining ground, as compared to white men’s. From 1980 to 1985, college enrollment among black men ages 18 to 24 grew slightly faster than it did for their white peers.

However, the upward trend started to reverse for black men after the passage of the Anti–Drug Abuse Act of 1986. According to the study, the probability a black man would enroll in college declined by 10 percent due to the passage of the law, from 22 percent to 20 percent, after researchers controlled for other factors, such as changes in the state-level unemployment rates and the costs of college. The study, written by the University of California, Berkeley professor Tolani Britton, appears to be the first to establish a direct link between ’80s drug laws and college achievement. (Read more)

Actor gets real on CNN about the dehumanization of black men – DailyKos on

The Political Agitator’s response: This guy is on point! Anyone that can’t relate to this either don’t know, in denial or don’t give a d!

CNN’s Candy Crowley complained about the repetition of the same verbiage after racially charged events that seem to terminate with no effective action. “I always have great hesitation about these conversations. I feel like we have them all the time and they become placebo conversations,” Candy Crowley said. “They do nothing. They move nothing. And then the next instance it comes up, and we do it all again. What changes this kind of dynamic?” (Source: Read more)

Baltimore Maryland – Why They Have Got To Have A Title? Damn Just Call Them Black Males/Females, By Their Name And/Or Criminals

Why they got to have a title? Why they can’t be called a black male, a black female and or by their name? Because that is what one chooses to do?

Why is putting a title on them more important than the root cause and the reaction?

Hell the best title for me would be just to call them criminals but that would not be putting a face with the title.

Oh but that is like other folks embezzle and black folks steal.

Just my ignant opinion!

Jesse Williams sums up the outrage to Baltimore’s ‘riots’ in one tweet – The Grio

The Political Agitator response: That is because they consider us as property and not as people so they think they have the right to kill us. Damn shame nothing but modern day slavery! But just my ignant opinion!

Jesse Williams, never change.

The Grey’s Anatomy actor is at it again, posting a series of scathing tweets aimed at the national media’s coverage of the protests in Baltimore. Williams, 33, also isn’t pleased with the sweeping criticism of the mostly young black men who have participated in rioting, looting and or destruction of property.

Monday, the outspoken Williams began posting both thought-provoking questions and bold statements calling for a more critical look at the real issues surrounding the death of Freddie Gray.

Then Williams dropped a gem: (Source: Read more)

Black men w/ no criminal record applying for jobs treated same as white men fresh out of prison – DailyKos

The Political Agitator response: All conscious folks ought to know this by seeing it across the nation and it didn’t just begin yesterday.

Even if a black man is never called a nigger in the job application process, racism is alive and well in today’s competitive marketplace. In a powerful editorial for the NY Times, it’s made clear that the deck is stacked firmly against African Americans in ways that are incredibly destructive.

The sociologist Devah Pager, a Harvard professor who has meticulously researched the effect of race on hiring policies, has also shown that stereotypes have a powerful effect on job possibilities. In one widely cited study, she sent carefully selected test applicants with equivalent résumés to apply for low-level jobs with hundreds of employers. Ms. Pager found that criminal convictions for black men seeking employment were virtually impossible to overcome in many contexts, partly because convictions reinforced powerful, longstanding stereotypes. (Source: Read more)

The Worth of Black Men, From Slavery to Ferguson – New York Times

The paper, stained in spots, has yellowed, its black ink faded to a dull brown, but the horizontal lines printed on the page are still a fine blue. Some scribe took great care preparing this page, first dragging a piece of graphite along a straight edge to make two pairs of twin columns. Sometimes the pencil marks skip, disconnecting from the line before joining the page again. Once ordered, the table received its data: numbers rendered by hand but with a machinelike uniformity.

One column is titled “Ages — Years Old”; the other, “Valuation.” The first begins in infancy at age 1 and continues to 60, the age of infirmity for an enslaved person after a lifetime of work. In the second column, corresponding prices ascend steadily, beginning with the youngest slave, valued at $100, and climbing by increments of $25 or $50. The chart peaks at age 20 and $900. From there it descends, by the same increments, until ending with the 60-year-old slave worth only $50. This is the “Scale of Valuation of Slaves,” from the papers of Tyre Glen — a prosperous North Carolina slave trader and tobacco planter who was, paradoxically, also an abolitionist and antisecessionist. (Source: Read more)

The Political Agitator response: Because We Have A Black President Black Boys/Men Have Been Treated Worst Than Animals So I Challenge Black Boys/Men

Black Teen With White Parents Mistaken For Burglar, Assaulted By Cops In His Own Home – The Free Thought

The Political Agitator response: To say it was not a better way to handle this situation is just damn ignant. The simple thing to have done in my opinion would have been to ask who are the adults and how can they contact them. A simple phone call to connect with the parents would have cleared all of this up. SMDH! Turn you cameras on when you have encounters!

‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ Police pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.

deshawnA North Carolina teen was recently assaulted and pepper sprayed by police in his own home, after he was mistaken for a burglar.  18-year-old DeShawn Currie has been living with foster parents Ricky and Stacy Tyler in Wake County, North Carolina for about a year.

The Tylers love DeShawn as their own son and they have taken him into their home, in hopes to provide him the safe and loving environment that he needs to thrive in the most important years of his life. (Source: Read more)

Because We Have A Black President Black Boys/Men Have Been Treated Worst Than Animals So I Challenge Black Boys/Men

Anyone who do not believe that black boys/men have been treated worst than animals since we have had a black President, I don’t know what universe you are living in. Since we have had a black President there has been documented cases of black boys/men being beat up and killed in the news however that does not count the many cases that have not been documented in the news. I strongly believe that there are things going on everyday that are not being documented and that is very scary to me.

We are living in a state of emergency because the way black boys/men are being treated is way out of control. When law enforcement who are suppose to protect and serve has the KKK mentality however there are some blacks in law enforcement who have participated in beating up and killing black boys/men. But the saddest part of it all is when the black community take a stand on what happens in their communities, the community then are treated as if they are not in their right mind and has turned into animals. Look at what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri. Why do folks feel that it is okay for black boys/men to be treated worst than animals in situations that are totally unjustified.

But not only are black boys/men being targeted in society from home to school to the workplace. It would quite interesting to see the documented and undocumented cases that are going unreported in the news.

Black boys/men I challenge you to be on your best behavior. You may become a victim one day but don’t allow them to have something on you to attempt to help them make a case to help them win. In other words just do right at all times and when and if you become a victim, you can stand your ground knowing that you have not done anything wrong as it relates to being on your best behavior in school, as it relates to criminal activities and as it relates to doing your job in the workplace.

Black boys/men this thing is real. I used to say when you leave home be on your best behavior because you will be a walking target but just this past week it is clear that you don’t have to leave home because a black male was targeted at home right here in North Carolina. Read the article for yourself: “Black Teen With White Parents Mistaken For Burglar, Assaulted By Cops In His Own Home.” So all I can say now is join me and just be on your best behavior at all times.

Turn you cameras on when you have encounters!

Former Knicks star Jackson’s nude pix leave him in big fix – New York Post

Response: I just don’t get it. Why? Black men why do you get caught up in sexual affairs that will eventually come to the light and embarrass your wife, children and friends and in this case the team?

The feds busted a stripper charged with extorting former Knick star Mark Jackson by threatening to go public with nude photos of the married and religious hoops figure after their steamy affair, court records have revealed. (More)

Trayvon Martin And Dangerous Times For Black Men

Response: Yep, I said it too, All Black Boys & Black Men Are At-Riskso again do not think it begin and end with Trayvon Martin. You better recognize. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

For every black man in America, from the millionaire in the corner office to the mechanic in the local garage, the Trayvon Martin tragedy is personal. It could have been me or one of my sons. It could have been any of us.

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Black Folks We Are In A State Of Emergency When It Comes To Education, Murder And Racism To Name A Few. I Am Tired Of The Call To Action After The Tragedy Has Occurred