Thursday, October 29, 2009

Marion Wright Edelman Started the Childrens Defense Fund in the early 1970's

and she's been going strong ever since.

I didn't know anything at all about this dynamic woman until I saw a mention
about Malaak Compton-Rock and her trip to South Africa with the Bushwick Kids.

The Bushwick Kids Malaak Compton-Rock

Well this video really made me want to know more about
Malaak Compton-Rock was doing. So I dug around and found ;

Angel Rock Project and African Ancestry Help Teens Find Roots

One thing led to another and I found this:

Malaak Compton-Rock Children's Defense Fund

So this is where she got her inspiration?
I really wanted to know more about Marion Wright Edelman.
So I googled and searched youtube and guess what?
There is no end to the data on Edelman or the CDF
I see right away that President Obama made the wrong call
for the Health and welfare cabinet position.

Then again ms Edelman appears
to be working too well to be in government.

Introduction to the Children's Defense Fund

CDF Freedom Schools® Program Introductory Video

CDF President Marian Wright Edelman Health Care Reform Testimony

At this point, I'd say if you want to be on a winning team,
look up ms Marion Wright Edelman ASAP.

Peace out.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


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I was so delighted to discover this site that I only watched a couple of videos and didn't really explore it very much before I decided to put it on the blog right away. Hopefully you'll explore it more carefully and return with some helpful feedback pro or con. I also hope to see you spread the news so that more of us can benefit from the effort that's being made here.
It is productions such as this that will help to bring us to a place where we are able to see the potential we have to advance ourselves through cooperation
and mutual understanding. We should do whatever we can to help ensure the success of this and other projects like it.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Young Black Woman Facing 15 yrs for Jumping Line?

We really do need to get our collective act together and put a system in place for handling this kind of thing, which is popping up as often as ever, it seems to me.
Issues like the Jena 6, or the executions of Sean Bell and Oscar grant and the general injustices Black folks have to deal with, won't ever just go away if we wait for the "good will" of white people to kick in. while I'm sure that there are white people out there who possess the good will to support our cause, we must take the lead and take the situation in hand.

Now I am reading about Heather Ellis of Kennett, Mo.who is facing 15 years in prison after cutting line in Walmart. ( I wonder what would happen if all the Black folks in the US declared a 1 month moratorium on shopping at Walmart? Do you think we could convince the good folks at Walmart to hire some top legal minds to defend this sister?) We have to stop acting like losers and play to our strength.