There are many issues impacting the self esteem and perceived value of our children in today's society.
What are some of the recent events that are having a negative impact on raising a child of color?
"PARENTS! WE GET WHAT WE MAKE"!
Regardless of what many people think, it requires a variety of "FRESH" ingredients to build a high quality system that teachers our children global survival skills and strategies. Just like building a delicious hamburger. There are many variables. Some have preferences and others do NOT.
"U GIT WHATCHU MAKE!"
Whatever one focuses upon will reflects in the results likely seen.
Parents are the outline of the entire picture. We help put shape to the entire picture. We parents should be EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME!
Hopewell City Mayor Brenda Pelham says, "Just like anything in life that has a constantly 'moving target', a fresh perspective and creative ideas are always important to have on hand!"
We at PETAC promote strong coordination, communication and collaboration to positively improve outcomes for ALL OF OUR FUTURE DREAMERS, LEADERS and ACHIEVERS!
1 Loretta Lynch
2 Eric Holder
3 Kamala Harris
4 Anita Hill
5 Leah Ward Sears
6 Paulette Brown
In a May 8, 2008, interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, (President) Obama made it clear that he likes the justices with liberal bents:
"Justice Breyer (and) Justice Ginsburg are very sensible judges. I think that Justice Souter, who was a Republican appointee, is a sensible judge.
"What you're looking for is somebody who's going to apply the law where it's clear.
Now, there's going to be those 5 percent of cases or 1 percent of cases where the law isn't clear, and the judge then has to bring in his or her own perspectives, his ethics, his or her moral bearings, and in those circumstances, what I do want is a judge who is sympathetic enough to those who are on the outside, those who are vulnerable, those who are powerless, those who can't have access to political power and, as a consequence, can't protect themselves from being dealt with sometimes unfairly.
"The court's become a refuge for justice. That's been its historic role. That was its role in Brown v. Board of Education. I think a judge who is unsympathetic to the fact that in some cases, we've got to make sure that civil rights are protected, that we've got to make sure that civil liberties are protected — because oftentimes there are pressures that are placed on politicians to want to set civil liberties aside, especially in time(s) when we've had terrorist attacks — making sure that we maintain our separation of powers so that we don't have a president who is taking over more and more power. I think those are all criteria by which I can judge whether or not this is a good appointee."
In his remarks about Souter's retirement, (President) Obama laid out his vision for the appointment:
"I will seek somebody with a sharp and independent mind and a record of excellence and integrity. I will seek someone who understands that justice isn't about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a casebook. It is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of people's lives — whether they can make a living and care for their families, whether they feel safe in their homes and welcome in their own nation.
"I view that quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people's hopes and struggles, as an essential ingredient for arriving at just decisions and outcomes. I will seek somebody who is dedicated to the rule of law, who honors our constitutional traditions, who respects the integrity of the judicial process and the appropriate limits of the judicial role. I will seek somebody who shares my respect for constitutional values on which this nation was founded and who brings a thoughtful understanding of how to apply them in our time."
ROLAND MARTIN'S ARTICLE
History of the US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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"McLeroy is a dentist from Bryan, Texas, a self-described Christian fundamentalist, and an outgoing member of state school board of education (SBOE). Over the past year, McLeroy and his allies formed a powerful bloc on the 15-member elected board and pushed through controversial revisions to the statewide social studies curriculum.
“Sometimes it boggles my mind the kind of power we have,” McLeroy recently boasted.
To many Texans, however, what’s more mind-boggling are some of the revisions. Critics charge that they promote Christian fundamentalism, boost conservative political figures, and force-feed American “exceptionalism,” while downplaying the historical contributions of minorities. (See slideshow below for examples of the changes.)" SOURCE
PETAC is here to help GET UR DONE.
LINK TO STATE EDUCATION SPENDING PER STUDENT
FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL AT THE NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.
If 100% of the per capita used to run a system is dismantled so that 20% are able to achieve an education in the charter school then someone is making a profit off of the lives of the 80% are they not?
Let's treat all people with respect and match pupil to pupil with the correct resources to succeed.
WE SNOOZE. OUR CHILDREN WILL LOSE.
Sankofa is Akan word from Ghana, which means “go back to the past and recover it,” “return to the source,” or “we must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today.” If people of African descent want our children to succeed in literacy, we must go back to the past, to the ways of the griot."
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY!
Who are these folks in Texas that believe the rest of the world is ASLEEP????
"... During Monday’s press conference, Mathis said investigators would look for DNA and fingerprint traces on the plastic bag that was used in her death..."
I have dumped a lot of trash so far in my life.
I shop cheap.
It is very HARD for my brain to compute a brand strong enough to hold up a grown woman.
DO THEY THINK IT IS A MORE LOGICAL explanation than placing the plastic bag over her face?
DO THEY USE FLAX SEED BURLOP TRASH BAGS IN PRISON CELLS?
Someone please enlighten me on the weight capacity of prison trash bags!
She allegedly figured out how to maneuver a garbage bag in an hour???
TRAGIC LOSS OF LIFE. WE MUST FIGHT FOR THE REVELATION OF TRUTH.
We are in some very trying times.
My prayers to her family and loved ones as this investigation reveals...TRUTH.
Realistically, how in the world CAN U value GOD and not HIS WORKS?
Either U value GOD's creations or U DO NOT.
Any town with a nice swimming pool is subject to shenanigans without a RESPECT 4PEOPLE.
If there are racist undercurrents brewing...trust what is in the dark WILL come to light!
ARE U EQUIPPED IN YOUR ZIP CODE TO DEAL?
How DO U know? The Supreme Court is poised to make a historic decision in the month of June 2015. It has the sweeping potential of setting back the clock on housing discrimination to the 1960's...just like the VOTING DECISION of 2013.
PLEASE VILLAGE STAY FOCUSED!
Instead of bickering over the videos and FOX NEWS DISTRACTIONS...independently conduct some basic research on how YOUR ZIP CODE would respond to a NEW SUPREME COURT RULING by attending the next city council meeting.
Stop FUNDING our DEMISE!
Housing and Related Charges 33% Education 14%
Cars and Trucks - New & Used 6% Apparel Products and Services 5% Health Care 5%
Telephone Services 3%
Households Furnishings & Equip 3% Contributions 2%
Personal Care Products and Services 1% Travel, Transportation and Lodging 1% Consumer Electronics 1% Miscellaneous 1%
Beverages (Non-Alcoholic) 1%
Tobacco Products/Smoking Supplies 1% Beverages (Alcoholic) 1%
Entertainment and Leisure 1%
Toys Games and Pets 0%
Sports and Recreational Equipment 0% Housewares 0%
TOTAL SPENDING 100%
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics
"Necessities represent the food, shelter and clothing individuals need to maintain a certain quality of life."
b Non-durable goods
"Non-durable goods last less than three years; these include gasoline, paper products and office supplies."
c Durable goods
"Cars and houses are examples of durable goods, which last more than three years."
d Luxury items
"Luxury items include jewelry, high-priced cars and other items not necessary for living a standard lifestyle."
"...Significant changes to consumer spending in durable and luxury goods can be an important economic indicator. Consumer spending increases in these two categories usually represent individuals with higher income. Conversely, spending decreases may indicate lower individual income or consumer confidence. These spending categories can help businesses and governments determine if consumer spending is expanding or contracting based on the number of purchases."
Original 1965 REPORT
Are We TEACHING our FUTURE DREAMERS, LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS ABOUT THE WORLD?
"SOULUTION": Learn about the HOME of HUMANKIND at HOME.
Let's Join and Say in a Loud Resounding CHORUS to our Children...
Coming Soon: A PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT "HOME"!
Wisconsin Prisons Incarcerate Most Black Men In U.S.
Louisiana is the world's prison capital
"...Nearly three percent of all black men in the United States are behind bars, compared to 0.5 percent of all white men in the country..."
Why Prison Funds Louisiana?
"It's kind of a vicious cycle," she says. "If you can reduce the prison population, then hopefully you'll have more money to give the ones who are in the system more help. [But] the Sheriff's Association is one of the most powerful lobbies in the state. And they've consistently opposed any change that would reduce the prison population."
Louisiana's prison sentences are among the harshest in the country. The state leads the country in the percentage of inmates who are serving life without parole and exceeds the national average for the number of nonviolent offenders behind bars. Chang writes that a two-time car burglar can receive 24 years without parole. Three drug convictions can send a prisoner away for life.
Though the state's prison budget is $600 million, comparisons with other states are difficult, she says."
"Twenty-five dollars a day is incarceration on the cheap," she says. "In Louisiana state prisons they spend, on average, $55 an inmate, so the average in Louisiana comes out to $38 per day, per inmate, which is the lowest in the country. So if you look at the size of the budget, it's very misleading, because we're incarcerating two people to every one person in another state because we spend so little on them."
AFRICAN AMERICANS FUND LOUISIANA
ESEENCE FESTIVAL EXECS signed a 5 year contract last year to STAY in Louisiana.
Why settle as black families cry foul about black male incarceration?
Why not NEGOTIATE 4 YEARS IN ADVANCE and force the elected officials and economic stakeholders in Louisiana to fix what is driving incarceration rates that are HIGHEST on this PLANET?
So. We must LEARN.
WE FUND TOO MANY VICES OURSELVES AS AN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY.
It appears that WE hold the TRUE "PURSE STRINGS" on the resources required for a "soulution" in reducing the #s of incarcerated AFRICAN AMERICANS.
Where should 550,000 people spending $231,000,000 invest in 2019?
OUR SPENDING IS FUELING THE ENGINE TO INCARCERATE.
WHY NOT REINVEST IT INTO SOMETHING THAT ELEVATES AND EDUCATES OUR YOUTH???
How can we help more folks CONNECT the dots and STOP GIVING LOUISIANA POLITICIANS FUNDS TO DO WHAT THEY DO TO OUR MEN??????
AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES NEED TO READ CONTRACTS AND CHOOSE WAYS TO FREE THEMSELVES FROM IGNORANCE.
We need to STOP AND THINK about what we are economically elevating!
Every line in a contract should be READ AND EXPLAINED before signing.
BUT WAIT. Why sign a contract with LOUISIANA???
WHO IS NEGOTIATING THESE CONTRACTS TO PERFORM IN LOUISIANA????
Why DO we tolerate LOUISIANA RACISM????
NO AFRICAN AMERICAN WHO CLAIMS TO CARE ABOUT INCARCERATION RATES BEING HIGH should step foot in LOUISIANA...PERIOD.
Why DOES the Essence Festival owners financially support the highest incarceration rates in the world for African Americans???
Over 60% of the prisoners are reported to be African American?
Why NOT rotate to more jail friendly cities???
Why NOT audit to showcase exactly how and where the funds have been reinvested in LOUISIANA to decrease the problems and create sustainable and long term "soulutions"?
DO THE FUNDS GO TOWARDS FESTIVALS LIKE THIS STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL POSTER CONTEST?
advocate (n.) mid-14c., "one whose profession is to plead cases in a court of justice," a technical term from Roman law, from Old French avocat "barrister, advocate, spokesman," from Latin advocatus "one called to aid; a pleader, advocate," noun use of past participle of advocare "to call" (as witness or advisor) from ad- "to" (see ad-) + vocare"to call," related to vocem (see voice (n.)). Also in Middle English as "one who intercedes for another," and "protector, champion, patron." Feminine forms advocatess, advocatrice were in use in 15c."
Onlyne Etymology Dictionary
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