William Vann

The Birth of a New Nation/The Pink Elephant In The Room

The Birth of a New Nation/The Pink Elephant In The Room
Trevon Martin, Mike Brown tragedies and other “known” incidents have brought me to highlight some trends that are resurfacing and are causing even the most conservative blacks to be alarmed. There’s also argument over black on black crime and why it is not a centralized issue. Consequently, many are sold on a premise that the residents in Ferguson Missouri do not vote and the issue of police brutality could have been prevented if uneducated black residents would have voted. Radicals propose the question, “If young black males are an Endangered Species, what does voting have to do with it...
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The Angry Black Man Stereotype

With jails over populated with African American males and Hispanics, it’s time to address this issue of the “Angry Black Man.”  Yes! There are dangerous people locked up in prison and there is a process for justice. However, what are some of the precautionary measures black males can take before getting involved with the law over false pretenses? First and foremost, obey all local, county state and federal laws. Two, pay a retainer fee to your lawyer long before any drama happens. Three, stay calm when dealing with law enforcement officials. Four, Respect the law enforcement officers. Five...
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Lies Buried and Burned at the library: Nimrod Revisited

History becomes relevant when the past shows up again in the present. Then we can assess and evaluate our direction so that mistakes are not reoccurring. With this in mind, some points of history are not for everyone because of how it can be used. Why? Because perception and what sources are being used then becomes a major factor and that game can go on forever. For example, many people have bumper stickers on their car that read, ”buy American” or made in America” Ironically most if not all American cars have their parts made in other countries and some parts are even built by manufacturers w...
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Confucius the Broke Teacher

Government cutbacks coupled with a spiraling economy will have some of the most secured professions being challenged. According to many news sources, there are millions of displaced school administrators and teachers looking for secured competitive wage positions that no longer exist. Another news story that broke out recently was about a teacher who tried to secretly blog about her challenging experiences at her school only to get fired because her picture was posted to her secret name. With these two experiences, it’s clear that educators must start to think out the box in order to give ...
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