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Last day for free anthologies October 31, 2014

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Teacher allegedly says she would ‘kill all black people,’ still teaching

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This is outrageous. This woman should not be allowed in a classroom

Originally posted on theGrio:

It’s not the kind of thing that should be on anyone’s ‘bucket list.’

A North Carolina math teacher is under investigation for allegedly telling a student that “if she had 10 days to live, she would kill all black people.”

The student’s parent toldWAVY-TV that Camden County High School math teacher Cynthia Ramsey made the remarks a few weeks ago. The school enlisted the help of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office.

WAVY-TV’s Jason Marks reports that “several students” told the “same story” to investigators. Ramsey, who is head of the math department, was suspended with pay.

A few days later, however, Ramsey returned to the classroom.

The decision did not sit well with parent Kimberly Ashcroft, whose daughter was the first to notify the school about Ramsey’s statement.

Superintendent of Camden County Schools Melvin Hawkins issued the following statement to WAVY-TV:

At this point, our main concern is…

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White father hopes black son’s skin never gets dark, lists 7 things he can do his son can’t October 29, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 8:55 pm

Originally posted on theGrio:

In a new essay for Yahoo! Parenting, a white father details a partial list of things that he can take for granted but that will likely be problematic for his bi-racial son.

The essay’s author, Calvin Hennick, says he doesn’t want to give his children a complex about the inequalities he believes they will face in life, but he also wants to prepare them for the road ahead.

“I can’t eliminate all the unfair hurdles that exist in the world,” he writes. “I can only do my best to raise kids who are able to jump over them.”

The 7 things he lists are below:

1. I Can Walk Through a Store Without Being Followed

To take one high-profile instance, Macy’s and the city of New York recently settled with actor Robert Brown, who was handcuffed, humiliated, and accused of committing credit card fraud after buying an expensive…

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Why Can We Not Shut Up About Renee Zellweger’s Face? October 28, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 12:55 pm

Originally posted on Lady Smut:

by Kiersten Hallie Krum

Renée Zellweger has been out of the spotlight for a few years but stepped back into it in a huge way when she appeared at Elle Magazine’s annual Women in Hollywood awards. A collective gasp was heard around the world when she appeared looking dramatically…different.



Granted, a lot of it has to do with how and when she’s photographed and some of the pictures out there make her look much, much worse than she actually appears. But why the outcry over Renée Zellweger’s alteration? Is the world just completely incapable of dealing with a woman aging in the public eye? Do we look with titillated horror at her transformation as though it’s some sort of comeuppance for manipulating her beauty? Why again is this at the top of the 11 o’clock news cycle in the first place?

Most pundits believe the collective shock over Renée Zellweger’s facial changes is mostly…

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Man assaults girlfriend for not looking like online profile picture October 25, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 6:02 pm

Originally posted on theGrio:

A Georgia man has been charged with fourth-degree assault after a meeting with his online ‘girlfriend’ turned violent.

Cornelius Jefferson allegedly choked a woman he met online because she “didn’t look like” her Internet profile, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Jefferson, 33, arrived in Kentucky from Georgia because he intended to move there to be closer to the woman. It’s unclear what time Jefferson arrived, but he was found earlier this week.

Cornelius Jefferson (Photo/Laurel Co. Sheriff)

Cornelius Jefferson (Photo/Laurel Co. Sheriff)

A full description of the events was posted to the Laurel County Sheriff Department’s Facebook page:

The arrest occurred off Spencer road, 7 miles North of London after deputies were dispatched to a domestic complaint there. When Deputy Morris arrived at the scene, he learned that there had been an argument between this subject and his girlfriend.The argument was allegedly because the male subject didn’t think she [looked] like she [looked] on the internet. He allegedly…

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Texas high school holds early graduation ceremony for student with cancer October 23, 2014

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Originally posted on theGrio:

A special graduation ceremony was held Monday at Kilgore High School in Texas for Lynzee Ford, who is battling cancer.

The 17-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia in January, according to KLTV. After five rounds of chemotherapy, doctors told the young student she has about four months to live.

The school’s gym was filled with Kilgore residents and mayor, as well as Ford’s family and friends.

“It’s a culmination of kindergarten through twelve years of education for her, and a life of memories with her and her classmates. Lynzee is one of the strongest people I know, and she’s taught us a lot about family and fighting and never giving up,” Kilgore teacher and assistant coach Kathy Mehringer said during the ceremony, according to KLTV.

Lynzee Ford

(Photo: I Love Lynzee Facebook)

“Graduation is a right of passage for every high school student,” Ford’s mother told KETK. “Just like prom is, your…

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Stacey Dash: Minorities feel ‘worthless,’ have ‘plantation mentality’ under Dems October 17, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 12:39 pm


Blah, blah blah

Originally posted on theGrio:

Well, it looks like Clueless star Stacey Dash has put her foot in her mouth yet again.

The 47-year-old actress appeared Tuesday on Fox News’ Hannity and gave her revealing insight on the social welfare programs supported by the Democratic party.

When asked if Obamacare has helped the minority community? Dash said, “No.”

“It still keeps them stuck. They are getting money for free,” Dash said. “They feel worthless. They are uneducated. I mean, as long as you are that way, they (Democrats) can keep you under their control.”

Dash, who has been working for Fox News as a guest commentator for about six months, is no stranger to controversy. She received significant backlash in October 2012, when she endorsed GOP nominee Mitt Romney for president. Dash had been a strong Obama supporter in 2008 but later said she had lost faith in him.

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When a Homophobic Cousin Attacked a Woman’s Marriage, He Helped Her Understand What True “Family” Means October 16, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 3:45 pm

Originally posted on evoL =:

100614 Robby Rikard

Once upon a time there were two cousins, Jessica and Robby. They grew up together in the warm and wet Mississippi back lands. They swam, they fished and Jessica loved and respected her cousin. He gave her the sense of understanding family and loyalty.

That sense of family and loyalty was upended completely recently when Robby recently ran to the American Family Association, an entity defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “hate” organization, to get their help in humiliating and attacking Jessica’s marriage. Robby has never met Jessica’s husband.

Jessica and her husband, Nick, are legally married. Nick is a transgender male. A mutual friend introduced them a few years ago. Jessica states, “Nick has been my best friend since day one. We can always count on the other one during the hardest times in life. While he was in paramedic school, Nick felt my full encouragement…

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Desiderata for the Bullied

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 3:36 pm

Originally posted on evoL =:

Image Yesterday I made an “It Gets Better Video” for the large company at which I work.  Another friend and I got the project going several months ago, which culminated in our video shoot yesterday.  We looked for others in our company who had stories to tell, and I recruited my employees for a video producer, assistant director and crew.

Lights were set up, cameras and microphones were put in place and several of us sat in front of the camera and told you how we have been in similar places to where you are today.  We know the pain, and we know the anguish.  We shared with you about our stories of survival.  We shared about fulfilling lives that we each are grateful to be living today.  Lives on the other side of the bullying experience.  We want you to hear the message that it does and will get better.

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Olympic fencer Kamara James dead at 29 October 15, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 5:51 pm

Originally posted on theGrio:

Kamara James, who represented Team USA at the 2004 Olympic Games in fencing, has passed away at the age of 29.

USA Fencing posted the sad news on its official website and social media pages Tuesday, though it’s unclear exactly when James died.

James passed away in Modesto, California. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica, before moving to Queens, New York, at the age of 10. She received a full scholarship to Princeton, where she graduated in 2007.

USA Fencing President Don Anthony issued this statement on James:

Kamara James was one of the brightest, precocious, self-assured young people I ever met. From her time as a very young fencer at the Peter Westbrook Foundation to her years at Princeton as an accomplished Olympian she remained warm, caring and confident. Kamara’s untimely passing leaves our fencing community very saddened and her spirit, charm and wit will be dearly missed.

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