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.

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Three University Alba students attacked by Whites

This story is just sad all around. Three young women beaten by white men and white women and no one helped them. This took place on a bus and people were more obsessed with recording the beating and telling them to shut up. I am beyond angry like what the heck? I am tired of this. The police officers did not care, the school did not care until the story got social media traction. My anger stems from the fact that no one helped these black women and these women were attacked for their race and gender.

No one sends their children to a school anywhere and expects to hear about them being assaulted. No one sends their child to school and think they are far from safe. Universities already do not have a good statistic on the violent and sexual assaults that take place on their campuses, they put the schools image ahead of the safety of the students who make them money. The Sunny Alba sent out some ridiculous lets get together letter out with some political correct garbage. I am thoroughly annoyed with all of this and people think the younger generation is somehow better, this proves they are not. There are still racist whites who find pleasure in this type of savage behavior, attacking black women, black girls, and recording it and probably laugh about it. The investigation should not even take long, they should be found, round up, and hauled off to jail. The white girls involved as well, feminist sisters my behind, also need to be round up and hauled of to jail. Everyone needs to be jailed, terminated, and have their life ruined.

The story can be read here: 3 BLACK FEMALE STUDENTS AT SUNY ALBANY ATTACKED BY WHITE STUDENTS ON BUS

The Root: “9-Year-Old Va. Girl Collects Dolls for Homeless Girls Her Age”

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I am so happy to post another article from The Root about another child making a difference. This little one is going to be a force to be reckoned with, with her big heart. Nine-years-old Gianni Graham from Norfolk, Va, is collecting Barbie dolls to give to young girls in homeless shelters around her area. The young girl decided to do this after Christmas. “I wanted to inspire them and give encouragement,” she said.

Graham’s goal is to collect a 1,000 dolls to give to 1,000 little girls like her. When she first started out she had five dolls, two of which she had received for Christmas. Since her story has picked up, she has received 500 dolls, but her goal hasn’t been reached just yet. I am just so proud of her and all the kids like her truly making a difference. The future looks brighter and brighter with kids like this setting a foundation of giving and caring. You can read the article in the link provided. You can also head on over to Graham’s site to donate dolls, 1kbarbiesfor1kgirls.

The Root: “9-Year-Old Va. Girl Collects Dolls for Homeless Girls Her Age”

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The Victims sexually assaulted by Daniel Holtzclaw Say Their Lives Are Forever Changed.

The last time I mentioned this case it was still on-going. Since then the monster has been sentenced to 263 years behind bars and will be serving them consecutively. Thank you Father God!

However, the scars he left behind on his victims are not so easily healed. The 17-year-old and 50 plus year-old both describe how fear of police and being assaulted again has left them paralyzed. While they are survivors and courageous, they are also hurting in ways I cannot imagine.

I truly hope that monster rots in prison and enjoy his time there, while getting the same treatment he dished out. You can read the article below, but these two comments stuck with me and it makes me glad that someone sees the end game in all of this. I pray that these women receive the support and help that they need in this trying time.

“Benjamin Crump, a prominent civil rights attorney representing several of the women in planned civil litigation against the city, said the convictions and sentence should send a message to the rest of the country that victimization of black women won’t be tolerated.”

“Every one of these women, from the 17-year-old teenager to the 57-year-old grandmother, … they survived a horrific experience,” Crump said. “Hopefully, this is an example for the rest of America to follow, right here in Oklahoma. We stopped a serial rapist with a badge when everyone else had doubt.”

While the past abuse and exploitation of Black woman was ignored, it will no longer be accepted or ignored. I don’t give a flying f**k your race or gender you hurt or endanger Black girls and Black women, we will get you.

Victims Say Their Lives Have Been Changed Forever

The Root: 11-Year-Old Girl Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks, a Book Drive Dedicated to Black Girl Characters in Books

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Okay I could not not post this awesome article from The Root. This 11-year-old beauty has just started the blueprint for how awesome an asset she will be to her generation and the generation after.

Philly native Marley Dias, an avid book reader noticed something missing in the books she read: little girls like her. I laughed when she told her mom she was tired of reading about white boys and their dog.

No shade, but there are only so many books you can handle about a white boy and his dog, horse, cat, hamster–you get the gist.

Her mother asked her what she was going to do about it and the intelligent 11-year old had an answer: start a book drive featuring books with black girl leads. This makes my heart swell with pride. She made her answer a reality and began the #1000blackgirlsbooks.

I am basically summarizing the article lol, but she has raised 400 books and is looking to raise 1,000 by February to send them to St.Marys, Jamaica, where her mother is from.

You get all the details and more from the article here: The Root.

Let’s support and celebrate this little girl who is simply amazing. So proud of her and her mother.

The picture is courtesy of the The root.

BuzzFeed-“Our Hands Are Tied Because Of This Damn Brother-Sisterhood Thing”

“We already feel bad enough because we’re all black. … We already have so much against us,” she said. “For once we’re trying to protect ourselves. It’s not even about race, but of course [black men] have to make it about race by wanting us to protect [them]. I said, I’m not doing that anymore.”

“[They’re] trying to protect Morehouse at the expense of Spelman, which doesn’t make any sense to me,” she said. “It’s just a really deep-rooted sense of protecting the black man. … But everyone is victimizing the black woman, and where is that narrative?”

The article linked below is about how sexual assaults against Black women are handled on HBCU campuses. The Historicall Black College and Universities mentioned are Spelman, an all girls school, and Morehouse, an all boys school. The two HBCU’s have a long intertwined history, but today that bond comes at the expense of Spelman woman who are sexually assaulted by their Morehouse brother’s. As usual crimes against Black woman are ignored or disregarded, but the pressure is even worse when the crime is done by her fellow brother. Two women’s struggle with receiving justice for their assault is detail and its sad and disgusting. Black women must be protected and thought of as important because we are. This article reminded me why its important we put a lot of time into our girls and young woman, why we must value them and in turn let them know they are valued. That if anything happen to them we will seek justice for them rather then place burdens on them and blame them when they are the victim. I can’t summarize this article enough, but this problem exists not just on HBCU’s but in this male dominated world. However, it does not me we accept this. These two women are remarkable for telling their stories and doing their part to help others who have been assaulted and are silent. Please read this article and share it.

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