This blog will be about whatever suits my fancy. Chances are, it will concentrate on media misrepresentations of the American "Black community", Black politics, politics in general, and whatever else I want to mentally masturbate about.
African-Americans and older Americans experience greatest increases in business-creation rates from 2008 to 2009
Entrepreneurship rates by race show that African-Americans experienced the largest increase in entrepreneurial activity between 2008 and 2009. Rising from 0.22 percent in 2008 to 0.27 percent in 2009, the rate was the highest over the 14 years of reported data but remains below other racial groups. In contrast, both Latinos and Asians experienced declines in entrepreneurial activity rates.
Poor Blacks get LESS of the government benefits: Another finding of the study is that the distribution of benefits no longer aligns with the demography of poverty. African-Americans, who make up 22 percent of the poor, receive 14 percent of government benefits, close to their 12 percent population share.
The Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for a high-profile community summit to address black-on-black violence after Harlem was rocked by a wave of shootings over Memorial Day.
"Last year alone, nearly one black child a day under the age of 17 was shot and killed in New York City. Shot mostly by other black city residents," Sharpton said.
"Shootings and violence within our community by one of our own is an outrage and an issue that we must confront as diligently and as passionately as a sensational case of police misconduct or brutality."
If I can do a simple Google search and find this in the first 5 links...
Plain and simple, what's going on in the Middle East and Northern Africa is about Islam being at war -- plain and simple -- with other religions. Actually, at war with non-believers in their faith. And "western culture" doesn't have a clue.
When a religion says, "convert or die" and they are beheading non-believers, to include children, and are making sex slaves of non-believing women, and burying people alive, and stoning non-believers to death, and shooting them, and...
Jewish, Christian, wrong denomination of Islam, it doesn't matter, these people are serious. They aren't playing politics and they aren't playing ethnic/tribal games, they are spreading their faith how they think they are called to spread it.
If you care, check out Kathryn Finney timeline. She dusted Uncle Ro Ro on blacks in tech.
(@KathrynFinney) tweeted at 0:30 PM on Thu, Jul 24, 2014:
@rolandsmartin @BlackGirlsCode has an amex print campaign. Maybe the issue is that you all don't understand the tech space.
Tony Dungey is in trouble. I agree with him.
1. Sam did horrible in the combines and it is customary for draft picks to fall out rise based on performance our non-performance.
2. Johnny Manzel fell, I think, partially because of the drama around him like possible illegal payments.
3. It's rare for players that are drafted that lots to make a team. Any team that cuts him WILL be second guessed.
The media circus has proven to be true. It's more than a situation like a number one pick. Remember, he inked a reality show deal that his team not the NFL knew about.
If your father wasn't there for you, the fact is, you still made it. It may have been harder and you may have gone through a lot of things you don't think you should have gone through, but you have made it and are making it. Do _YOURSELF_ a big favor and forgive him.
I mean _REALLY_ For.Give.Him. Release the hurt and the anger that has manifested because of the hurt. Let it go, for yourself. It will do you and your spirit good.
"Easier said than done."
Yes, it is. But you have to do it.
Next, if you can, tell him you forgive him and then have let it go. Do it with no expectations of "I'm sorry" or anything. Just do it.
I've seen too much hurt today and it saddens me.
If you're in this situation and you're a man, just pledge to do better and do better.
I've heard it said by those in the military, that you don't leave a soldier on the field. So, "trading" for a possible deserter, is an issue for me, but I can understand why it would be done. As has been pointed out, Israel has done far worse deals than what was "proxied" for the U.S.
Get him home and then find out what happened.
Did he just walk off?
Did he seek the Taliban as some are saying audio recordings indicate?
Did his superiors know of his alleged unease at being in combat? If so, why did they not ask him if he wanted to be a conscience objector?
Did he give away information that put our military at risk? If so, was it under duress or willingly?
Scott says he “has a heart for ministry.” He is prone to offering the tough love, up-from-your-bootstraps message that could come across as harsh if not for the fact that Scott has himself lived through some tough times.