Today is truly another sad and tragic day in America. beloved Actor Michael Clarke Duncan was found dead just weeks he suffered a severe heart attack. Duncan was recovering in the hospital after his heart attack which happened two months, but had never fully recovered. His Fiance, Omorosa stated that both her and Duncan’s family have been extremely appreciative of all the prayers and well wishes that thousands of people were sending during this difficult time, and that this time should be used to remember Michael life and all those he touched rather that mourn his death. Duncan will surely be missed not only in Hollywood, but also in our thoughts and minds. His roles not only graced the screen with a larger than life presences, but his ever present smile and deeply unique voice will forever ring in our memories. Duncan was truly a giant amongst men by not only in physical stature but also in terms of a kind and giving heart. This man will truly be missed in this world and will never replaced. It’s quite to see another young positive black role model leave this earth so soon. R.I.P Michael Clarke Duncan….you will forever be missed.
Today Legendary singer and the proclaimed “Queen of Disco” passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Summer was a five time Grammy award winning singer and songwriter and her countless hits will forever be cherished and remembered as American music classics. Summer is survived by two granddaughters, 1 daughter, and her husband. Below is a video of Donna Summers in Concert where she shows off her amazing voice.
The Below Article was taken from WJLB derived from an article in the Detroit News about a A teacher who was fired from her job after helping her students with their idea of starting a fund raiser for Trayvon Martin.
“Teacher Brooke Harris called this morning to discuss her recent dismissal as an English teacher at Pontiac Academy for Excellence Middle School. The 2-time teacher of the year told us that she was never given a real reason to why she was fired, when she says she was just trying to help her students do something meaningful…
JUST LISTEN FOR YOURSELF:
A few dozen people gathered at a Detroit church to rally against the the firing of a teacher whose students wanted to organize a fundraiser for Trayvon Martin’s family.
Via Detroit News:
English teacher Brooke Harris, 26, said she’s confused by her March dismissal from Pontiac Academy for Excellence Middle School.
On Tuesday night, clergy, community activists and others gathered at King Solomon Missionary Baptist to voice their displeasure over the teen’s death, as well as Harris’ dismissal. Harris said the idea for a fundraiser resulted from showing her eighth-grade journalism and yearbook class coverage of the slaying, and then asking them to write a short opinion piece.
Once a month, the school allows students to pay $1 to wear street clothes instead of their uniform, so students proposed that March 28 — the final class day before spring break — could be a day all students pay $1 to wear a hoodie, which is what Martin, 17, was wearing when he was killed.
Harris said the principal approved the idea, but Superintendent Jacqueline Cassell did not. The superintendent met with Harris and gave her a two-day suspension. While suspended, Harris said she went to the school’s literacy fair to drop off prizes and act as a guardian for a student. Harris met with Cassell again and was given a two-week suspension.
“I asked her if she could please tell me what I did wrong to come to the first meeting,” Harris said. “After I asked that question twice, she never gave me an answer — then she fired me.”
On Tuesday, Harris said: “I didn’t tell the kids, ‘Let’s go and do it anyway.’ I was actually, literally, in the process of talking to my kids about what we could do instead when Cassell requested the meeting with me and told me that I needed to let it go.”
Cassell said she couldn’t discuss personnel matters, but that she wanted students to focus on learning, not activism.”I’m a child of the civil rights movement,” Cassell said. But “this is not the time in the school year” to distract students from academics. “In every situation, there are work rules,” she said. “When rules are violated, there are consequences.”
so I came across a blog post about a woman named Anna Brown who died Monday March 26th in Missouri jail cell after St.Mary’s Hospital in Richmond heights Missouri refused her medical treatment after she came into the hospital complaining about excruciating ankle pain. It turns out that a sprained ankle Brown suffered weeks prior had actually caused blot clots in here legs which traveled through her body and eventually into her heart. Brown was arrested at St. Mary’s hospital after she refused to leave the hospital until someone gave her medical attention because she was ion so much pain that she could not stand and had forced her to be bound to a wheelchair. Police showed up at St. Mary’s hospital and arrested Brown on site and booked her on trespassing charges and drug brown from the squad car to her jail cell where she cried in pain as she died. Now to me this is beyond black vs white, this issue is about a color that is much more powerful…green. Brown was technically homeless as she was going through some life issues, and she was in a court battle to regain custody of her children, but as her records sated she was not a drug addict, she was simply stuck in a very tough financial and metal state. brown however was a medicare recipient but as we know in America that is simply not enough if you want a hospital to save your life. Once again America shows it’s true colors and reminds us that if you can’t afford health care…you’re probably going to die. This is a sad fact of living in this country and it is one that must change. Below is an article from a St. Louis newspaper fulling detailing the events of the case and the life history of Anna Brown so that you can get a complete image of the story and formulate your own opinion.
The above link is a 911 phone call made by the owner of the home in which George Zimmerman and Trayvon had an altercation and Trayvon was subsequently shot and killed. This is very chilling phone call where you can hear cries for help in the background and the ominous gunshot.