The Vote to Give Barbara Ann Sizemore Academy the Power to Educate Black Children
One of the Best African-Centered Schools in America Should Get Opportunity to Become A Model for America. Be There for History!
Be There for Justice!
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
1301 West 52nd Street
Betty Shabazz African-Centered Schools, including their predecessors, have successfully educated thousands of Black children for more than 40 years.
At Betty Shabazz/Barbara Ann Sizemore Academy (BASA) Campus, 71% of the 8th grade Black boys read on grade level according to last year's NWEA assessment, versus about 10% nationally, according to NAEP.
Betty Shabazz/Barbara Ann Sizemore Academy (BASA) Campususes an African discipline system to keep Black children focused, respectful and properly motivated for success.
Those who are ready to fight for the hearts, minds and souls of Black children should join us for the vote to keep this school open and educating Black children.
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Is Minister Farrakhan Being
Asked to Do What Chicago
Can't (or Won't) Do?
Black Columnist Criticizes Minister Farrakhan for Protecting Black Women
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was criticized Thursday in a Chicago Sun-Times newspaper column by a Black columnist, Mary Mitchell, because the Minister said that the Fruit of Islam (F.O.I.) would protect Beyonce Knowles if the Miami Police won't do its job to protect her because it is offended by her performance at the Super Bowl that included a song that featured costumes and lyrics from The Black Panther era.
Ms. Mitchell's major criticism was that Black people are dying in Chicago and if Minister Farrakhan has resources, he should use them to stop "poor Black men and women" from dying on the streets of Chicago, and not use them to protect Beyonce. Her exact words were "Farrakhan's threat of using the F.O.I. to protect Beyonce is not only a joke, it is a slap in the faces of all the women who are risking their lives everyday trying to save young people." She also called the strong men of the Nation of Islam "hustlers" of the Final Call newspaper and "sellers" of bean pies, and she spoke of the F.O.I. as a "prop"!
Apparently Ms. Mitchell really doesn't understand The Nation of Islam and is ignorant about Minister Farrakhan's history of protecting women, or she has another agenda. So I have a few questions for Ms. Mitchell.
Chicago is getting ready to hire another Police Superintendent at an annual salary of about $300,000. Is she suggesting that Minister Farrakhan get that salary? If so, I am all for that. There are about 12,000 policemen in Chicago (mostly White), that consume about $1.5 billion of the city budget. The level of crime in Chicago suggests the police force is not effective at stopping crime. Is she asking the F.O.I. to recruit 12,000 good men and women to earn this money at about $100,000 each per year to protect our city? If so, again, I am all for that.
Ms. Mitchell doesn't really want these problems fixed. She doesn't really want to help the people on the block. Her column on Minister Farrakhan is actually "the slap in the face" that she talks about to serious people doing the serious work to save Black people's lives, and her viewpoint lets the people off the hook who are responsible for and being paid billions of dollars while failing to fix these issues.
Attacking Minister Farrakhan won't fix the problems of violence and killing in Chicago. Working with him will, if she is serious about these issues!
Too many of us would RATHER talk ABOUT how bad our young people are
than TALK TO our young people about how great they can be!
Men and women of all races are encouraged to join The Black Star Project as we visit schools in the Chicago area to motivate, to inspire, to guide and to nurture our youth.
Call us at 773.285.9600 to become a classroom-based mentor in our Student Motivation Mentoring Program. Or Join us on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6:30 pm, at 3509 South King Drive, Chicago, Illinois for orientation and more information.
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