Thank you so much Abagond. I read about her, but I forgot. Thanks for reminding me. Thank you Bessie Coleman for being an amazing icon and inspiration!

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Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) was the first Black American female pilot ever.

Her mother was born a slave and could not read. Her father was a black Choctaw Indian. Bessie was the tenth of 13 children (four died young). They had a house on their own little piece of land in Waxahachie, Texas.

She loved to read. Her mother saved money to rent books from the travelling library that came by twice a year. She read the Bible, Booker T. Washington, Paul Laurence Dunbar and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” (she did not want to wind up like Uncle Tom or Topsy!). Most of all she loved the Book of Psalms. She read the Bible to her mother.

She was good with numbers. So, even though she was too much of a daydreamer to be good at picking cotton, she could make sure the foreman did not underpay her family.

She saved…

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R.I.P Pendleton

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Usually, I reserve the R.I.P. series for famous and successful achievers who have passed on. It hasn’t changed. Though many have never heard of her, she had a promising future, only to have it snatched away by a bullet.

Hadiya Pendleton was a regular girl. She was a gifted student who performed in a band at President Obama’s inauguration. She was just hanging around with some friends when a shooting occured. Pendleton was shot in the back and died. She was only 15.

I am saddened as I read about her death. I would be heartless not to. I am also reminded of the tragic murder of Derrion Albert in the fall of 2009. Like many youth, his life was taken in the poor inner streets of the big city. Like Pendleton before him, he was killed in the streets of Chicago.

What was so memorable about Albert’s death was…

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What now?

When Sandy Hook first happened, I didn’t speak on it because the media did all talking. At first my heart was hardened, I felt for the kids that died, but I couldn’t understand what made them more special than kids that have been killed in inner-cities, in barrios, and more. However, a kid is a kid and when any child is hurt or killed it hurts. When God blesses us he doesn’t look to the media to choose he does it out of his own heart. So I had to shake that mindset off and look at it from the perspective of innocent children being taken away in a harsh manner. Now the media has been a buzz with all these anti-gun laws. Suddenly celebrities are making ads about stopping gun violence and everyone is using Sandy Hook as the excuse for everything, down to the price of food increasing.

One thing I have to say is that white crime has always been a problem anyone with common sense knows this. Lynchings, mass shootings, massacres and more have always had white faces behind it. So seeing Sandy Hook and Aurora did not surprise me. Instead of understanding that white privilege is a problem and the easy access white people have to guns is also a problem; people would rather attack guns.

People who collect guns or have them, plan to use them we know that. But whites for years have worshipped at the altar of violence and the NRA using every excuse in the book to justify their love of violence. I mean look at the type of crime thriller movies, video games, and tv shows America loves to produce, the more blood and violence the higher the rating. However, I will not excuse these terrorist like the media has, they chose to use their privilege to kill others understanding that instead of being six-foot deep, America would make movies about them, do psychological studies on them and keep them alive on tax payer dollars.

But one thing I can say is, white America how does it feel to get a dose of your own medicine? The black community for years told everyone, the government, the American people, the NRA and more that something needed to be done about gun violence. These very same people turned around and said that, that was the Black communities problem not theirs.

Now years later you are seeing the consequences for your decision. I am upset that innocent people had to die for you to get a semi-wake up call. However, you still have not learned. The belief that being in an all-white neighborhood protects you is futile considering white people are 9 times more likely to be killed by another white person.

I am not shocked at the medias handling of Sandy Hook, but there is no black, brown, or Arab terrorist to pin this one on, this is all you guys. If you truly care about preventing another Sandy Hook you would wake the hell up.

Missing: Baileigh Karam *Update*

CARLSBAD (CBS 8) — Carrie McGonigle and Team Amber Rescue are asking for the public’s help to find a Carlsbad teenager who vanished after taking part in a brutal fight at school that was captured on cell phone video.

14-year-old Baileigh Karam hasn’t been seen or heard from by her mother, Karen, since January 11th, the day of the fight.

Karam says her daughter exchanged several text messages saying she wanted to be left alone by her mother and by Carlsbad Police, whose juvenile detectives are investigating the fight.

Karam says the school was notified about the alleged threats and had previously discussed the situation with the teenagers.

On Friday, the two girls got into a fist fight. A group of students can be seen surrounding the girls, recording the brawl on cell phone cameras, but nobody steps in to help or stop the punches.

“The other girl just punched her over and over and over, while my daughter was saying ‘stop, stop.’ And the crowd was egging it on,” said Karam.

Karam says some of the students posted videos of the fight on Facebook, where other teenagers made comments, many of them negative.

“It’s a very ugly world sometimes on Facebook,” Karam said, “I know my daughter’s out there reading all of those comments. And I know she’s heartbroken. And I know she’s humiliated in front of her high school.”

Team Amber Rescue is helping to get Baileigh’s picture out in the public. Karam says her daughter may be traveling with another teen girlfriend.
On Wednesday night, the mother made a public plea to her daughter to come home safely.

“I hope my daughter knows that we just want her back home, under any circumstance, always come back home. You are so missed, so, so, so loved. We are all falling apart without her.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Carlsbad Police Department.

Carlsbad teen missing after brutal fight; caught on camera – San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com

Please lets help to bring her home. I did not post the video since I do not feel that it is needed. Please send prayers for her.

She was found! http://abcnews.go.com/US/missing-calif-teen-reunited-family-week-fight-video/story?id=18258665

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King

So today is the day to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man that fought for equality and justice. Some people love to quote his I Have a Dream Speech and his march on Washington and although those events and that speech was great, it isn’t one of his best. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man that spoke out against injustice and didn’t mind doing so even if it meant speaking out against his country. He wanted to save America and had America listened to him rather than try to discredit him, America wouldn’t find itself in the position that it is in today, socially, politically, domestically, nationally, and economically.

People like to say that him and Malcom X were two drastically different people especially when it came to deciding on how to achieve equality for African-Americans in a country their ancestors built. Hhowever, this speech, Beyond Vietnam, shows that Dr. King and Malcom X were more similar than they were different. Happy Birthday Dr. King and I thank you for making change with the days God gave you.

Missing: Aiesha Fletcher

Hey Michigan, Have You Seen Aiesha Fletcher? She’s Missing.

Aiesha Fletcher of Romulus, Mich., has been missing since Jan. 6 and her family is fearing the worst.

Fox 2 News Detroit reports that Fletcher, the mother of a 1-year-old, left her Romulus apartment last Sunday around 10:15 p.m. No one has heard from her since then. Quannell Hooks, her boyfriend and the father of their child, said she left the house that day to hang out with her friends in the couple’s gray SUV, a 2005 KIA Sorento with the license plate GCF 3371.

Hooks believes she was headed to Detroit to hang with a new female friend–a woman whom she met during a two-day stint in the Wayne County Jail. Neither Fletcher’s grandmother, Gena Benson, nor her boyfriend knows the woman–not even a name. Benson says her granddaughter is very responsible and would never stay gone so long without telling someone.

“She would not keep that car from Quannell because she knows he has to go to work, but beyond that she’s not going to leave her baby.”

Efforts to reach Fletcher via her cell phone have been unsuccessful; her phone is dead. Quannell said that he reported his girlfriend missing on Jan. 7 during a visit at the Romulus Police Department but said officers with whom he spoke told him that she is probably away “blowing away steam.” (During her Fox News interview, the grandmother said that Fletcher’s jail time was linked to a domestic violence dispute between she and Quannell)

Benson said that she called Fletcher’s job to see if she has been to work. She hasn’t. Her grandmother added that Fletcher has not picked up her check. Romulus police told Fox 2 News that they are calling this case suspicious.

Aiesha Fletcher, Mother From Romulus, Mich., Missing For One Week | Breaking News for Black America

Please you guys, she has a child that really needs her. If anyone has seen the color vehicle described and the license plate please contact the police department in Romulus, MI and surrounding counties and states. Let’s get her case the attention that it deserves.

Missing: Dynasty Myles

Where Is Dynasty Myles?
January 09, 2013 02:40 AM EST
Dynasty Myles hasn’t been seen since New Year’s Day and her loved ones say it’s not in her nature to vanish like this. The 23-year-old Detroit woman was seen around 10:00 p.m., 01/01/2013 near the Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn, Michigan after leaving her child with her parents.

It doesn’t seem that the missing woman was intending on being gone this long, but it’s fortunate that her child is safe with her parents. Still, she remains missing and must be located. Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad expressed hope that someone will come forward with information about her whereabouts. Officials want to know if anyone has had any kind of contact with Dynasty Myles since New Year’s Day.

This seems as though they are hoping to eliminate the possibility that the missing woman met some kind of foul play. In an area with a crime rate like Detroit’s, it’s hard to remain positive when a young mother vanishes who doesn’t display this type of behavior. It’s hopeful that Dynasty is located soon so her child can be reunited with her.

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Dearborn — Police are asking the public’s help in locating a missing 23-year-old Detroit woman last seen New Year’s Day.

Police say the missing woman, Dynasty Myles, was last seen around 10 p.m. Jan. 1 near the Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn. Authorities say the woman left her young child with her parents and that family members are concerned because they say it is not like Myles to be away for long periods of time without contacting them.

Anyone with information about Myles’ disappearance or whereabouts is asked to contact Dearborn police. Anonymous callers can leave tips at (313) 943-3012 or can call with any information on the case 24 hours a day at (313) 943-2241.

Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad added: “We hope that someone who has had contact with Dynasty since New Year’s Day will contact us with information on her whereabouts.”

From The Detroit News: Dearborn police looking for missing Detroit woman | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com

Please lets help to find this woman. If anyone in Dearborn, Detroit know anything or say anything please leave call the Dearborn police. This woman has a kid and this kid needs his/her mother. Please forward this to everyone and please reblog to help find this woman. Someone knows something or saw something and is not saying. Please help to bring this young woman home. Please send prayers and please help to give her story national attention.