Lecture You Need to Watch: Dr. Barbara Sizemore’s “Black People Still Don’t Get It”

Credit: TransAtlantic Productions

Barbara Sizemore was an American teacher and researcher in the field of education. In 1973, she became the first African American woman to head the public school system in a major city

–TransAtlantic Productions

This lecture has been saved on my watch later list for years, maybe over 4. I’ve watched it multiple times and I’ve decided to start sharing some of my independent scholarly works including my scholarly work as a member of the City Colleges of Chicago and Governors State University. My independent works satisfy me more because it’s aligned with my passion.

We need to know (blacks, poor, indigenous peoples, etc.) that no one is coming to save us and we need to prepare those coming behind us for the real true world, and not the ideal world they teach us we will graduate into as we fake climb the ladder of success in capitalism and public systems.

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. Please share this lecture with your people, they need to hear this.

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Press Play: The Unbothered Scholar Podcast Episode 1

White Friday’s During March Madness I’ve been down to long to be a G; OK; so I’ve decided to drop something every Friday to circulate my voice and talents in the market. Today, I talked about the following subjects: BBB Challenge

@DJNEPHETS is a Hometown Hero, check out his latest social mission.

I need everyone who reads this post to share it in support of Dj Nehpets.

He’s campaigning to bring awareness to Jukivist in Chicago and we need your help.

Jukivist is a state of mind. It’s an attitude towards life and how you respond to external situations, plus a lifestyle to live by to create harmony in the community.

We all understand that as people we can be tribal and find people who are like us.

Basically he’s saying that we all are one mind that think and move in love. And that’s what Jukivisim or Jukivist is about. Moving and speaking in love together.

Join DJ Nephets as he helps others create the change in our city by joining your great mind and spirit to build and grow together in harmony, the jukivist way!!

Happy 5th Anniversary ‼️ To BK From WordPress 😊 : How does this make me feel ⁉️💞 #BitterSweet

It’s amazing because it’s a reflection of how consistent I have been in developing my quality of communication and media. And to think I’ve been hard on my self because I’ve been thinking that I haven’t been consistent.

I’ve come a long way ‼️ and I have ways to go but this milestone reminds me that I can overcome anything. Throughout these last 5 years, I’ve floated through the industry crafting, drafting, and developing my lane. This year I’ve finally chosen a specialty: LAW , ETHICS, and ACTS. 

After playing almost every position in the Field. I am now using all of my tools and knowledge acquired to further run 🏃🏾‍♀️ my race, as Nipsey Hussle says “Marathon”, because I’m more into victory laps. At some point the race will end but the marathon continues.

I am Self-Published, Director, CTO 👩🏾‍💼, Editor, Scholar 👩🏾‍🏫, Producer, Creative, Communication and Media Specialist, and everything else I intend on being in the future.

BIG thanks to all those who have, will, and do support me during my venture. It’s been a long 6 years in finding self. And I’m grateful to have shared it with you.

I dedicate this celebration to Jaymo and , a close relative who was shot and killed today on the Southside of Chicago, including the other young man who was shot & killed. I will not mention his name in respect of his family and to give them their privacy. 

This is why my mission is important because quality in using our (my) voice will bring change to our environment especially if we do it in quantity.

I love you all forever and you did not leave in vain. All angels 👼🏾 memories will live forever through us & our legacy.

Happy 5th Anniversary to me‼️🇲🇦🍾🥃🍷🍸🍹 Thanks for having meWordpress.

@TEYANATAYLOR Keep That Same Energy Tour with @DaniLeigh & Friends @ The Vic Theatre in Chicago#Dope #RealGangsterShit #KTSE

It was an epic night to observe Teyana Taylor’s media on the move from her launch of the Later That Night Tour with co headliner Jeremiah featuring Danileigh & Friends; up until I got to see her live at the Vic Theatre located 3145 N. Sheffiled. By that time the tour transition to Keep That Same Energy Tour.  Chicago also shared this date with Nikki Taylor, Teyana’s Mom, birthday August 19,2018.

 

Her husband Iman Shumpert was in the building with their beautiful daughter Junie, who helped Teyana sing 🎶 🎤 to her mom while bringing cake & roses laced with $100 bills (in every rose) to celebrate her earth day.  Chicago was on their feet the entire performance. It was girl next to me twerking with an ankle brace on who made sure that in between breaks she kept her foot elevated.

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Aww this is amazing 🙌🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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It was a great performance and I can feel how much work she put into her entire project. I am grateful to have shared the experience with so many live people. I mean from the beginning to the end it flowed, though there were minor sound errors, but they got on point quick. The stage production was creative, and I liked how she always pays tribute to her divine nature and roots.

Despite the rough journey it took for her to get here yesterday, she made it and it was fire. I love how passionate she is about her art, and I appreciate it. As an urban enthusiast I hold producers of high end urban culture to a high standard. Teyana Taylor is a producer of high end urban culture.

No photography, video, or other recording or transmission of any images were permitted without venue or artist permission; so because I did not request permission, I did not record.

Meet Danileigh

Media on the Move: Teyana Taylor and Jeremiah’s conflict

Initially it was the Later That Night Tour starring Jeremiah and Teyana Taylor featuring Danileigh, but then it quickly made a transition to the “KTSEOnAlseVII TOUR” on Just two weeks after it began.

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I will never let you guys down 💕 #KeepThatSameEnergyTour #KTSE 8/7 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theater ✅ 8/9 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva ✅ 8/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ✅ 8/11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ✅ 8/13 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater ✅ 8/14 – Boston, MA – Royale ✅ 8/16 – Toronto, Ontario – The Phoenix Concert Theater “RESCHEDULED” COMING UP: 8/17 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic 8/19 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre 8/21 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works 8/24- Houston, TX – The Revention Music Center w/ Daniel Caesar 8/25 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall 8/28 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre 9/1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo 9/3 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory OC 9/4 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory was N Park 9/5 San Francisco Regency Ballroom 9/7 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox Sodo 9/8 – Portland, OR – The Crystal Ballroom MORE DATES TO BE ADDED SOON! #KeepThatSameEnergyTour

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When Teyana dropped out of the tour she reported that Jeremiah was mistreating her , and he alleged that she was acting like a diva 💁🏽‍♀️.

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Ain’t nobody coming to see you Otis!!!

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Here’s Jeremiah’s side of the story, shout out to Hot Rod for getting the scoop. Can’t be bias when it comes to journalism, you have to get it from every angle.

Nonetheless, Teyana put on a great show and she kept her word. You can see how hard she works and worked to put on a show. Her shit was live and if there is any upcoming dates near you, go check herout.

Our Godmother #ArethaFranklin is Gravely Ill 😷 🤒 #UpdatesInfo & #LovePeaceBlessings

This is tragic to report for some but it comes of no surprise to me that our Queen Aretha Franklins has transitioned, August 16 after her long fight with pancreatic cancer. She will be missed forever and we will carry the torch beloved. Continue to live a beautiful life.

Source: The Washington Post, Vox, CNN, People, Fox News

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The Queen of Soul is currently surrounded by friends and family and they’re asking for prayers and privacy at this time. According to Showbiz 411, she’s in a “gravely ill” state as those around her are preparing for the worst. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Franklin has been battling numerous health problems for years and had to cancel a series of concerts last summer citing “doctor’s orders.” Her latest performance was on November 2 of last year for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 76-year-old was reportedly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011, but she denied reports that she carried the disease. Last February, Aretha announced that 2017 would be her last year “in concert.” 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #30yearsofControversy

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I woke up this am and hopped on my instagram to explore, discovering the post above stating that our beloved Aretha Franklin is reportedly gravely ill in Detroit; While she’s surrounded by friends and family.

My team and I send love ❤️, grace, and we appreciate our beloved queen 👑 for the barriers she broke for those who came after her. Her legacy is set in stone. As she transcends we want her to know that we love 💗 her forever and that she can peacefully transition. She’s fulfilled her destiny as a beacon of light 💡 here on earth 🌏.

I’m just not going to get into all the extra shit that every other newspaper, blog, or reporter has already told you through the newswire. I wrote this with the mindset that you have already gotten the news. If not my sources are listed below.

Sources: Fox News, Showbiz411, Click On Detroit

The Realization of How Fucked Up Accounting is in America

And how it affects (and effects) personally…………….

Nationally, black women working in full time, year-round positions make 63 cents to each dollar earned by a white man. This gap is much wider than the 79 cents white women earn for every dollar made by a man and the 87 cents earned by Asian-American women (but again, there is significant variation among different nationalities of Asian women, with some earning far less than this average). And other groups, like Latinas and Native American women, experience a gap that is even larger, making 54 cents and 57 cents per dollar, respectively.

Vox

This isn’t your normal blog or opinion journalist post today, it’s a rant, lol.  I’m backed with communications, classes are approaching, I’m freelancing and operating as an Entrepreneur including “Employment” search or “Provide Professional Services” pitching; so I’m managing things well but I couldn’t help but think about the development of my negotiation skills. I even thought about activating my bartending skills to make some quick cash because my checks aren’t balancing my end goals. Maybe this being “Black” isn’t working, so I’ll transfer my status to being “White” to have better opportunities.

Associates Degree isn’t worth much in mainstream market, so to find “work” in your associated area…chances are you could pretty much be overwhelmed with workloads like me or your fucked…lbs.

I said all of that shit to say, how the fuck did “Black Women” get a damn equal pay day if we still don’t have equal pay? Maybe I missed something, shit I don’t know but I’m tired of all the damn protesting themes. I don’t like to celebrate things that we haven’t accomplished but I’m glad to get the awareness that people are acting.

It’s disheartening how limitations are placed on the pool of resources and the gap between the wages of women to men; and “black women” to “white women”.  It’s even worse for women of color to be making less than uncolored women when noted in “history” they equally fought for “Women’s Rights”, together. Seems like “Black Women” have been manipulated and used for their support to be treated unequal.

The National Women’s Law Center notes that this gap can begin to widen over the course of a black woman’s career, causing her to lose nearly $870,000 in potential earnings to the wage gap. And in several states, the wage gap can be even bigger. In Louisiana, for example, black women make less than half of what white men make.

Vox

No matter if you’re union, corporate, or independently working as a woman (black or white) you are more than likely to come across sexual harassment. I remember every experience that I’ve had working corporately and independently. As a woman, I have to remember that I also have a personal life, which consist of allowing men to pursue me which is the natural life process. Who am to disrupt it? But why do I have to receive unwanted advances and made to feel uncomfortable as I travel to points with the intentions to make a deal for business operations.

Take, for example, sexual harassment in the workplace, an issue that particularly affects low-wage industries dominated by women of color. Experts have noted that lower pay levels for nonwhite women could play a role in their exposure to harassment, and a new NWLC report has found that from 2012 to 2016, black women filed workplace sexual harassment complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at nearly three times the rate of white women.

Vox 

Before I subconsciously got back to working my plan on how I am going to create $53,000 this year to cover my salary, I woke up to a post about

5 black women talk starting salaries, being underpaid and how they asked for more

and the advice these women ( Karen Civil, Tonya Rapley, April Reign, Minda Harts, and Leslie Mac) shared was inspiring. It inspired me to remember that as long as I continue to be and seek, that I will find. If there isn’t a place for me to merge into and add equity then I’ll have to create a place to store my wealth. I will not be a starving artist or an educated slave/fool.

Equal pay