Monday, March 02, 2020

Six-Year-Old Girl Arrested


This six-year-old was arrested, taken out of her classroom and led away in handcuffs.

I have a lot to say about this.

First of all, I have blogged more about outrages against our Black children, and other children, here.

And here.

And here.  

My work is about solutions.  See below for solutions.  But right now, I need to vent.  I am just so upset.

Have you heard about the Black children who have committed suicide because of bullying?  And the mom who was banned from the school her daughter attends, because she she confronted her daughter's bullies?

And now this story.

One of the questions in my mind is:  What was going through this police officer's mind?  What was he thinking about when he went into the classroom, put handcuffs on this little girl, led her out of the building and put her in a police car?  What on earth was he thinking about?

He is a grown-ass man, arresting a six-year-old.  What is wrong with him? 

Also, who ordered a six-year-old to be arrested?  On what grounds?

Do these people even realise that they are part of a racist narrative?  Because this is the kind of thing that has been going on since slavery.  And in South Africa, remember in Soweto, they SHOT loads of children who were protesting against apartheid.

So what are these people thinking?

I am going to be blogging more about this soon.  But in the meantime, if you want some information about solutions, including Nonviolent Communication (NVC) which can  PREVENT this kind of thing from happening, go here for some NVC resources.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Stop the Violence, Stop the Killing

Phillip Spruill, 11-Year-Old Boy, Commits Suicide






        

If you have been reading my blog posts, you know that I am passionate about ending the violence.  Ending the violence within the Black community.  Ending the violence within Black families.  Ending the violence against our young people.  Ending the violent acts our young people are committing against themselves and each other.  Ending police violence against members of the Black community.

I want to see an end to all violence experienced by everyone, everywhere all over the world.  And my community - the global Black/African community - is my priority.

Below are some news stories I have seen recently.  You may have seen them, too.  Each and every one of these stories breaks my heart. Bullying is something that blights children's lives.  In some cases, bullying has cost children their lives.  And it can be prevented. 

As you know, if you are familiar with my work, I am very solution-focused.  Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is one highly effective method of PREVENTING violence.  See below for more information about NVC.

Let's end the violence together.

9-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide after Months of Being Bullied at School

11-Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide after Being Bullied about His Weight

11-Year Old Boy on Life Support after Suicide Attempt

Alabama Police Set Up and Falsely Arrested 1000+ Black Men

And now for some good news:  

Black Father Helps Teen Son Build Business - At his son's request, this father dropped a case about racial bullying within the classroom.  Instead, they built a new business.  Well done!

Let's talk solutions!

Nonviolent Communication 9 (NVC) is based on EMPATHYGo here for books about NVC and nonviolence

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Life Sentence for Stealing $9

Willie Simmons Alabama Man Life Sentence for Stealing $9
This Alabama man is in prison for stealing $9 in 1982. 

Willie Simmons, a 62-year old Black man from Alabama, has been behind bars for the last 38 years for stealing $9. He was convicted of 1st-degree robbery and was sentenced to life without parole in 1982 due to Alabama’s Habitual Offender law. He already had 3 prior convictions.  

Go here to read more.  

And remember, there are proportionately MORE Black people in prison in the UK than in the U.S.A.

See also:  How to Escape from the Prison System

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Celebrating Coretta Scott King with Dr. Barbara Reynolds


Dr. Barbara Reynolds of Black Women for Positive Change on Coretta Scott King - mother, organiser, campaigner, and widow of Dr. Martin Luther King.

See also:  "MLK on Why Black Is Beautiful".

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