Bessie Stringfield Woman Motorcyclist in the 1920s

Is she not a Queen Bada$$? Queen of Miami picture from AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

I literally just learned of her and I am still amazed. A Black woman motorcyclist in the 1920s! This is what little girls need to know about. I wish I could do her story justice so I will give you a small summary. Bessie Stringfield was adopted by an Irish family as a young girl and as she got older she loved motorcycles. Of course her mom thought it was unlady like but her parents came around and got her a motorcycle at the age of 16. This young girl from that point on to adulthood rode her motorcycle everywhere. Let’s not forget this is the 1920s so she experienced racism and sexism, she learned how to repair her motorcycle herself, sometimes she even had to sleep on it. Another tidbit, this woman is traveling to different states without Google Maps, MapQuest, and this before real roads were created. She also ended up motorcycling important documents from state to state. See doesn’t that fascinate you?! Well you can learn more about her story in a cartoon format here: RejectedPrincesses.Tumblr. You can learn more about her in the AMA Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame.

 

Self-Defense Class in the DMV Area July 22

WHOS BAD SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP

 

I am all for women, especially Black women from all walks of life, knowing how to defend themselves in everyday life. There are enough stats of missing girls and women within the DMV area alone that is staggering and hits close to home. My sister pushed me to take a self-defense class and I thank her for it because it showed me how much strength I had that I didn’t know and how poor my boundaries were. I would silently suffer while people crossed boundaries that made me feel red hot angry. But boundaries are about self preservation. If someone crosses them it activates our fight or flight response. And I am still learning to enforce those boundaries I have learned. But for those who are confused and unsure there is a Self-Defense class taking place on Andrews AFB from 9:30am-12:30pm. You can purchase tickets and find more detail on the link above. The price of learning to protect yourself and your loved ones is priceless.

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NYDailyNews: Over 12 Missing Teen Bronx Girls Raise Concerns of Possible Abduction and Forced Prostitution

As a community we must be on the look out for children and the children in our vicinity. There is no reason why this trend of abducted young girls have not reach media airwaves. The girls are young, the article stated, between the ages of 12-19 years old and they are predominately African American and Hispanic. There is no surprise about the lack of coverage concerning missing children of color. But there are too many missing and not enough attention placed on their case. This is so sad, because these young children are being preyed upon and it’s not right. No monster should be able to abduct kids and possibly force them into prostitution. There has to be something we can do. I don’t know if its calling our kids while they are walking to their destination, teaching them how to be aware of their surroundings, ensuring someone is home when they get home, maybe even driving them to where they need to go. I just want kids to be safe.

“More than a dozen teenage girls from the Bronx have been reported missing over the last two years — and a City Councilman fears they may have been abducted and forced into a prostitution ring.

The list of missing girls released Wednesday by Councilman Andy King is long enough to fill the roster of a softball team.

But King fears the girls suffered a far worse fate, and is appealing to the public to help get the word out.”

You can read the details of the article here: 12-teen-bronx-girls-missing-pol-fears-abduction-article-

As Suicide Rates For Black Children Rise, Protecting Emotional Heath Is Vital

This article makes me worry greatly. In my everyday life I treat all young children the same but it is always important to me to engage the young black girls and boys I come in contact with whether its a smile, a hello, or just a you are so pretty or handsome. So to know that the rate of suicide for black children are rising worries me. Please share this article and think long and hard about the effects of it. We must fiercely protect our young. We must let them know that they matter, their voices matter, their opinions, and feelings. I am shocked by this article. Especially in the classroom, we must ensure our children are being included and not isolated, bullied or targeted. I have dealt with racist teachers before and it was not fun to be in their class or learn from them or listen to them. I thank God that I didn’t let their stupidity get to me, but no child should deal with that. Truly ask your kids about their day and their classes.

The researchers who found that suicide rates have doubled for Black children while declining for White children were surprised by their own results. These are the first recorded data in history for which Black suicide rates surpass that of other race groups. Suicide is what can happen at the extreme of when youth and adults are marginalized and lack the resources to cope with this marginalization. The reasons for the increase in Black children’s suicide are unknown. In today’s climate, however, efforts toward protecting children from the subtle and not-so-subtle burdens of discrimination and oppression seem warranted.

Read more at EBONY http://www.ebony.com/wellness-empowerment/black-suicide-rates#ixzz4Btf4Y6PD
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Missing:13-year-old Shaliya Bell Since June 9

DETROIT (WXYZ) – Police need help finding a young girl that was last seen by her mother on June 9 at 9:30 a.m. when she dropped her off at Palmer Park Academy.

Shaliya Bell is 13-years-old, 117 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a black and pink Victoria’s Secret shirt with white wording and black sweat pants.

If you see Shaliya Bell, please call the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1616 or 313-596-1240.

http://www.wxyz.com/news/detroit-pol…sing-on-june-9

Wow this is scary and concerning

Black Family, Yurugu is upping their attack. I was made aware that PATENTED micro-viruses are being embedded in our food. Click on the link below: https://www.google.com/patents/US20080044481 White, Zionist, Satanic, So-Called Joo, Mordechai Harel, invented this new technology as a way to kill off the “unwanted” elements in society. A quote: A. […]

via Patent to Kill: US20080044481 A1 — diaryofanegress