Posts Tagged ‘police brutality’

Nappyboy Entertainment artist Sixx Mann holds a kids Nike shoe giveaway

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
SIXX MANN PARTNERS WITH CREATIVE KIDZ MEDIA FOR A KIDS’ NIKE SHOE GIVEWAY

The New Orleans artist/entrepreneur/philanthropist and early childhood education center are collaborating on a shoe giveaway in support of Kids and Nike.

The partnership is in support of Nike and its Believe In Something campaign, along with former NFL superstar/activist/philanthropist Colin Kaepernick. Sixx Mann and Creative Kidz believe that together with courageous figures such as Colin Kaepernick, we can effect positive change across the globe, but especially in the United States of America. Sixx Mann says, “By standing up for what is right and for what is just, we can ensure that our kids have the best future possible. We stand with Colin Kaepernick, Nike and all other positive figures, in showing our support for change. There is no better time than now. We must provide the most level playing field possible so that our kids can excel, whether that is in education or just life itself. We must do something now.” Sixx Mann is very active in his community, often volunteering time and resources to assist children and the elderly, along with disenfranchised individuals seeking direction in improving their respective situations. In addition, Creative Kidz’s learning center is also heavily involved in the community, offering a program fostering joy and learning. They offer a tuition free Pre-K program that incorporated two top-tiered research based early childhood learning curriculums, including FrogStreet and Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum.

Both Sixx Mann and Creative Kidz are cognizant that change should include helping to eradicate police brutality, effecting change in the educational system in the United States to ensure that it is more inclusive (thereby creating learning environments where children from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds can excel), creating sustainable jobs/careers, and helping our children to prosper, no matter the background from which they come. These ideals will help to foster an environment where at-risk youth and all others are able to work together to achieve their common goals, while being successful for generations to come. 

Sixx Mann and Creative Kidz are giving away fifty (50) pairs of Nike Athletic shoes (children’s sizes 0-1). Their respective Instagram pages (@sixxmann and @creativekidzmedia) contain instructions on the giveaway and how parents and others can take part.  Only fifty individuals will be selected for this giveaway, which is being held on a first come, first served basis. 

For  more information on the Nike Giveaway, please send a direct message on Instagram to Sixx Mann or Creative Kidz Media.  For details regarding the tuition free Pre-K program offered by Creative Kidz, please send a direct message to their Instagram account. For interviews or appearances in connection with the Nike Shoe Giveaway, please contact Publicist Arlene Culpepper of MIKODreamzPR.  If you would like Sixx Mann to speak at your school or event in regards to this initiative, please send an email requesting his appearance.

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Full video attached: Exclusive surveillance video shows police struggle that contributed to Scott man’s death

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

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CNN Reporter Mistakes Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Members For The Crips

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Because all Black people who wear blue are gang members.

Over the past year CNN Reporters have consistently lacked integrity while reporting on police brutality and people of color and they show no sign of slowing down. Today members of the African American Divine Nine sorority Zeta Phi Beta were filmed sitting in Baltimore’s Town Hall discussing reformation of local laws on police brutality for a segment on CNN, during which time anchor Erin Burnett said on live television: “You’ve got the gang members there and about 500 people—it will be contentious and it will be angry.”

Pause.

As a member of the media, it is Burnett’s duty to be informed about the culture and people on which she is reporting. Assuming the members of Zeta Phi Beta are gang members because their sorority colors are blue, not only means Burnett has not done her job, she’s also done a disservice to CNN viewers, Zetas, and the Black community overall — not that she likely cares much about the consequences for the latter two.

Source: CNN Reporter Mistakes Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Members For The Crips

Former KKK Leader and Senator Freaks Out After Nicki Minaj Speaks Out Against Police Brutality

Monday, January 5th, 2015

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Infamous former Ku Klux Klan leader and Republican legislator David Duke recently went on a tirade against rapper Nicki Minaj. While most of the nation had assumed Duke had long since died he proved that he could still make waves on his online radio show.

What did Minaj do to incur the former Klan leader’s wrath? The white supremacist lost his proverbial sh*t after the pop star spoke out against police brutality.

Minaj said that black entertainers need to speak out against police abuse, even if many are reluctant to do so because they would be “torn apart” for taking such a stand.

“How many times can you be made to feel horrible for caring about your people before you say, ‘F*ck it, it’s not worth it — let me live my life because I’m rich, and why should I give a f*ck?’” Minaj said.

But David Duke, who has once again found mainstream relevance after it came out that Louisiana Republican, and House majority whip Steve Scalise, spoke before a Neo-Nazi group founded by the former Klan leader.

Duke decided he would seize the moment by defending the boys in blue…

“Why do people blame blacks like Minaj?” Duke asked, wondering out loud why anyone would support a musician who speaks out against police brutality.

“Because Minaj wouldn’t be a pimple on somebody’s rear end except for the fact that she is promoted by the Jewish record producers and the media, the mass media, the powerful media, that promotes absolute degenerates like her.”

“One of the Jewish producers who’s boasting about the fact that every one of the top 10 Billboard songs were those he controlled — even rap music is not something that blacks really are responsible for,” Duke continued with his racist and pro-police brutality tirade. “It was the Jewish record producers who promoted this degenerate and sick and horrific music.”

Duke seemed to get lost in his racist vitriol, never really getting to any point that would legitimize the police brutality which he was so enraged at Minaj for speaking against.

Jamaican government honors late reggae legend Peter Tosh

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

 

Legendary reggae artist Peter Tosh

Twenty-five years after his murder, Jamaica’s government has honoured the contributions of firebrand reggae musician and songwriter Peter Tosh, one of the Caribbean island’s musical giants.

Tosh’s daughter Niambe, an educator from Boston, Massachusetts, received the posthumous ”order of merit” – the country’s third highest honour – on behalf of her late father during an annual national awards ceremony on the lawns of King’s House, the residence of Jamaica’s governor general.

Tosh was a founding member of the Wailers, forming the three-man core of the group with Bob Marley and Bunny ”Wailer” Livingston.

Hard-hitting solo albums like Equal Rights and his work with the Wailers helped make homegrown reggae music known internationally.

He was cut down at age 42 in 1987, murdered by robbers in his Jamaican home.

The always outspoken, defiant Tosh was known for forcefully denouncing apartheid, government corruption and calling for the legalization of marijuana.

Musical colleagues and fans say the lanky, baritone singer and guitarist was a mesmerizing performer with a charismatic, larger-than-life personality.

Tosh is perhaps reggae’s most controversial figure. During the government-organised One Love Peace Concert of 1978, Tosh publicly accused Jamaica’s political leaders and the middle class of backing police brutality and politically charged gang warfare amid a legendary 20-minute diatribe.

The Jamaican media severely criticised Tosh for the speech, delivered to an audience that included 200 foreign journalists and the prime minister. For his uncompromising views and his insistence on openly smoking marijuana, the Rastafarian musician was severely beaten by police on several occasions, sustaining 32 stitches in his head, a broken rib, a fractured arm, and a punctured spleen during these altercations, according to former manager Herbie Miller.

For Miller, who is also curator of the Jamaica Music Museum, the honour for the former Wailer was a long time coming. He lobbied Jamaican administrations for years to formally recognise Tosh’s accomplishments.

”When you are about truth and rights and bucking the system, government recognition comes after a long wait,” Miller said Monday.

Roger Steffens, a noted reggae historian who interviewed Tosh on several occasions, said the musician believed that awards from Babylon – the Rastafarian religion’s unflattering term for the Western world and the inadequate realities of life – were meaningless to him during his lifetime.

Like Marley, Tosh ”believed that ‘Babylon have no fruits’ and awards from the oppressors were meaningless.  Whether the past 25 years would have mellowed (him), or made him even more unyieldingly militant, is difficult to predict,” said Steffens, who described Tosh as the ”Malcom X of reggae.”

But for his family, the ceremony was a big deal. Andrew Tosh, a veteran reggae musician who was 20 when his father was killed, said the award will help keep his musical and cultural legacy alive.

”I’m feeling really good that he’s finally getting honoured,” said the younger Tosh. With the Wailers, Tosh co-wrote the black power anthem Get Up, Stand Up and penned songs like ”400 Years,” a scathing song about slavery.

After he left the group in 1973, just as the Wailers’ album Catch a Fire was winning reggae a global audience, Tosh formed his own band – Word, Sound and Power – and wrote more songs filled with political content.  Mama Africa denounced apartheid in South Africa; Legalize It called for the legalization of marijuana.

– AP

All-White Jury Acquits White Police Officer Of Videotaped Deating Of Black Teen

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Black community leaders in Houston, Texas, are alleging racism after an all-white jury acquitted a white police officer of beating a black teen.

The beating of 15-year-old Chad Holley in 2010 was caught on tape and outraged the black community. Holley, now 18, was fleeing from a burglary, though the video shows him put his hands behind his back as officers surround him and kick him.

Andrew Blomberg, 29, was the first of four police officers to stand trial for their roles in a beating that prompted fierce public criticism of the police department by community activists who called it another example of police brutality against minorities.

(THROWBACK HEAT) ‘We Want Eazy’ by NWA featuring Eazy E (VIDEO)

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012


Check out this Throwback Heat, “We Want Eazy” by NWA featuring Eazy E. NWA was demonized by just about every group out there, but ask yourself – would most of America know anything that goes on in neighborhoods across our country were it not for NWA. Their raw political rhetoric shook some politicians and preacher-ticians to their core, but who cares? They shined a light on the influx of crack cocaine into inner city neighborhoods, police brutality and many other social ills. It sometimes seems as if they didn’t make a difference with the point they were trying to bring home, but they did. They truly did.