My home town, Baton Rouge, is at somewhat of a cross roads. After a sixty year public school desegregation case which didn’t end until the mid 2000′s, a small portion of the community, mostly upper to middle class whites, desires to break off from the capitol city and incorporate their own town.
The City of St. George is a proposal to break off from BR to incorporate a new city. Supporters blame this idea on the EBR public school system. These people feel as though our school system is a never evolving disaster. Yes, it’s pretty bad, but abandonment isn’t the answer. Now some folks reading this would say, “oh what do you know??? You went to private school..”, and I would say, “yea, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have friends and family who flourished with a public EBR parish school system education… Because I do.”
In retaliation to this stupid idea, a counter reaction has occurred. “Better Together” is the phrase adopted by the mayor along with other local politicians and residents of Baton Rouge who are opposed to this notion. The pubic dialogue and meetings have drawn an interest to the city, which is a good thing in my opinion.
Over the past several months this story has caught fire, even capturing the attention of several national media outlets. Front Line, a PBS series, recently aired a piece about the City of St. George proposal. Check it out Here: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=edDIdyL_MDw
Nia Long has always been one of my favorite actresses. Her leading role in Love Jones was my first time seeing her on film and I loved it! (in my young Jeezy voice)… Anyway, when I was ten years old my childhood ace Megan and I watched it in awe from beginning to end. The movie was mesmerizing mainly because we weren’t supposed to be watching it, but more than anything because of Nia’s classy demeanor and also, her great portrayal of the role.
Ms. Long has consistently remained a positive example to young girls throughout her career, yet in my opinion, she has yet to truly receive the accolades she deserves. With that being said, keep up the good work Ms. Nia! You are truly appreciated.
So I got the chance to meet my favorite NOLA emcee. Curren$y was super cool… just as I expected. After he handed my brother a spliff as he passed our table, we ran into him again on Decatur St. I asked for a picture and he gladly agreed. Great Night. #jetlife
Check the Rhime was the first Tribe Called Quest track I ever heard. My 13 year old ears went nuts as I listened to it for the first time in my brothers 1987 Mazda RX 7.
Hip Hop is my first love and the Tribe started it all. Thanks to Q- Tip, Phife, Ali … Much love.
(Via: http://www.Blacksummit.org ) John Hanson was the First President of the United States! 1781-1782 A.D.??? George Washington was really the 8th President of the United States! George Washington was not the first President of the United States. In fact, the first President of the United States was one John Hanson. Don’t go checking the encyclopedia for this guy’s name – he is one of those great men that are lost to history. If you’re extremely lucky, you may actually find a brief mention of his name. The new country was actually formed on March 1, 1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation. This document was actually proposed on June 11, 1776, but not agreed upon by Congress until November 15, 1777. Maryland refused to sign this document until Virginia and New York ceded their western lands (Maryland was afraid that these states would gain too much power in the new government from such large amounts of land). Once the signing took place in 1781, a President was needed to run the country. Finish reading the full article at: http://www.blacksummit.org/profiles/blogs/first-black-president-john