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by BA - 11 months ago

Juneteenth should remind America what it owes black citizens

vox.com - This Juneteenth, a rallying cry has taken hold as uprisings around the world take place. “Defund the police” has become the signature demand of those marching for racial justice, and is about more th…Tweeted by @wabisabine https://twitter.com/wabisabine/status/1274906061154197504

by BA - 11 months ago

Hair Tips: Installing Box Braids And Twists On Your TWA Could Be Very Damaging

If you have done the big chop and are now sporting a TWA we are pretty sure some questions have come up for you concerning getting braids or twists for protective styling or just for the style itself. These styles are very possible to achieve but there are some concerns when doing those styles on […...

by BA - 11 months ago

Will County residents will get extension on utility bill disconnections

The Illinois Commerce Commission announced the decision to approve several consumer protection measures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several of which State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) called for as leader of the Senate’s Energy and Public Utilities working group this past legi...

by BA - 11 months ago

Joliet could control imposing toll on Houbolt bridge extension

Should the Houbolt bridge extension become a reality, so too would a fee for using it. State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Joliet, passed legislation which would give municipalities and other local jurisdictions more control and discretion over imposing tolls on public roadways. The bill is now awaiting...

by BA - 11 months ago

Hip Hop: KRS-One live! the start of my life in rap

themotto.substack.com - TheMotto No. 49 takes us back to 1992. As I illustrated last time, these memoirs mark the early beginnings of my career in hip hop. In this Sunday’s edition, I’m detailing my first break as a journal…Tweeted by @ElliottWilson https://twitter.com/ElliottWilson/status/127485581...

by BA - 11 months ago

Blues: The Ballads Of Oppression, Protests & Power

madrascourier.com - Now this is the blues. Never was a white man had the blues, ‘cause nothin’ to worry about. Good Morning Blues, Leadbelly, Blues artist Now this is the blues. Never was a white man had the blues, ‘cau…

by BA - 11 months ago

The Strange and Beautiful Blackness of OutKast

melmagazine.com - On September 23, 2003, America was just months into what would become its interminable War on Terror. The U.S. had invaded Iraq in March, and now President George W. Bush stood at the podium of the U…Tweeted by @WeAreMel https://twitter.com/WeAreMel/status/1274828189869780998

by BA - 11 months ago

Exposing Old Jim Crow, 1948

billsteigerwald.com - In 1948, star newspaperman Ray Sprigle of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette posed as a black man and traveled through the Deep South to see for himself what life was like for the 10 million blacks living under…Tweeted by @RickSantini2 https://twitter.com/RickSantini2/status/1274816558502...

by BA - 11 months ago

Jamaica Hospital Accused Of Breaking Baby’s Collarbone

A woman who recently gave birth at the Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary is accusing medical staff of breaking her newborn’s collarbone during delivery. Monique Sutherland, 25, is threatening to file a lawsuit against the hospital . “I have been in two meetings with them and all they did w...

by BA - 11 months ago

Happy Father's Day!

“What I’ve realized is that life doesn’t count for much unless you’re willing to do your small part to leave our children — all of our children — a better world. Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” ―& Barack Obama, 20...