Saturday, September 9, 2017

Lincoln University of Pa Vs Lincoln University of Missouri

Good afternoon Honey Bee's,
Today is game day in Missouri its September 9, 2017 and 3:30pm. As we crunch down to the last hours before the game we all have the question that tonight's game should have the answer to. Which team is bringing home the win, both Lincoln University had already lost there first game of the season. Lincoln University of Pa lost to Cheyney University by 20-30 points left to catch up to. The game was the kicker it was the Battle of the first game on Cheyney campus to start off the mood on who will win the game this year. Last year Cheyney won to Lincoln with only gaining 2 points within the last minutes of the game.

So now let's get to Lincoln University of Missouri no I don't know much about them but here is what I am going to say, so far from looking at the football roster so far they lost the first game also against Langston which in some ways remind me us (Lincoln University of Pa) they lost by 16 points. So since we both lost our first games its hard to predict who will win the game tonight. Many of Lincoln University of Pa students said that they think Lincoln will do bad which to me is kind of bias because they are going off the team losing the first game. I am going to talk to some Lincoln Missouri students to see how they predict the game will go to see if they lost school spirit like our students did.

Stay tuned tonight for more results on the game. Trust me you won't be disappointed even if it doesn't go as planned.      

Friday, August 25, 2017

Love yourself like your life depends on it

So I was going through a little romantic issues with trust, opening up and loving someone else. I felt like I couldn't fully open up to no one because of my past relationship of me arguing, fighting, and just little childish things you do. I was holding on to so much pain that this person brought to my life the marks on my body, the black eye I had, to me living with my friends. But he wasn't alone in the relationship, I started things to if he was in parties dancing with girls on the ground or doing things I felt disrespected me. I was hurt for 4 months I was lied to and given rules that we can't text other sexes past 10pm, that we couldn't do this or that. This no longer was a relationship it felt like prison but I needed someone to love me someone to fill in the hole that my dad left in my heart the love I was denied. I let it slide, when we argued during homecoming and I got into my big car crash I realized a lot of things, a lot of hurt, distrust from him. His ex came to campus and was sleeping in my comforter that I left in his room, she posted pictures on social media while knowing who I was and what I was to him. But that didn't matter because my mind was playing tricks on me I didn't know if they had sex or what had happened. My friends went to his room to see if it was true but he never opened the door, after all the lies an RA telling me it was females in his room. After I just was escorted off campus by my parents. I never felt more of a pain than that night, and upon my return to campus I asked him if they slept together and what happened because some part of me knew the truth but I let him tell me a lie of she just needed a place to stay they didn't do anything he promise and love me. He had got an tattoo on his chest with a clock and the time being the date that we started going out. So foolish of me because that wasn't love, love is telling the person the truth no matter if it hurts that person or not. Love is not sleeping with another person or sending them nudes because you love the person so deeply. But you know what that was lust, I didn't fully love myself so how could I love him? How could I let him treat me like a prisoner? How could I let him hit me?

Well my guess is as good as yours, I just wanted to fill the hole, the yearn I had for my dad. Yes I had an awesome male figure who I love as a dad but I never had a dad to know what it felt like. I'm a hopeless romantic so I watch cheesy movies with dads walking their daughters down the aisle in weddings and I wanted that. I wanted someone to tell me they love me and mean it. That's why I stayed in a broken relationship, That's why I let him hit me because my dad did the same to my mom. But after breaking free I realized I didn't love myself as I thought. So fast forward a year, I had forgave my ex and tried to be his friend wrong choice at the time but I met someone who wanted nothing but the best for me but did I want the best for myself? We will soon find out when I let you in on the present. Lets fast forward to April 26, 2017 the day we became official the worst mistake of my life, I thought I was ready to move on but I wasn't. I let myself fall for him and tell him I love him and for him to say in return that he didn't feel the same. Anger grew inside me, and I wanted to make him hurt like he did me. I wanted to cheat on him, I wanted to break him as soon as he opened up to me because I felt pain once again for me to love another person after everything I been through and them not say it back. I wanted to hate him but I couldn't I knew I had to forgive him not only for myself but for his mistake. I called it quits as soon as he told me he didn't feel the same way but he explained why he didn't and I accepted it because as time went on I started to feel less in love and more in like. I started to get to him  for him and not the attention he would give me. I started opening up again letting him know the pain, the hurt, the failure I felt and been through. And we a grew a bond something that sometimes goes left when we have fights but we remember that we did this for a reason. But now lets fast forward he has a lot of females friends and I have close to 4 friends maybe if not even none. I felt alone again because I knew I couldn't trust females because of something that happened my freshmen year. I knew that guys are weak and every female knows there weakness. I felt that he would cheat on me too, that it would repeat of me finding female underwear in his room like I did my ex. But I tried to not let the past eat at me but the more I tried the more it did. The arguments grew the fights became violent, the hate grew in me. I no longer loved him and I couldn't change that. But I knew deep down I really did LOVE him. He told me in order to let go of the past I had to forgive my ex that I couldn't be his friend and that I needed to move on from the past.

So lets fast forward to today August 26, 2017 12:00 a.m, I just got into a another big fight with him and this time it was about trust something I haven't put in another person for 3 years. Yes I trust my mom, family, etc. But another guy I didn't trust them. So I overreacted to messages I seen between him and a female friend because he was complimenting her, out late or on the phone past 10pm something that stuck to me from my past relationship, now you ask me why after 1 year it came into this relationship the answer is because I grew into that habit, I grew into that like a lesson we learn in school. I accepted it and expected him to accept it like I did. I no longer was the victim I became the abuser I became what I hated. I became the controlling, forceful person that I left. I would hit him, spit on him, put him down and emotionally lock myself from him. Yes I know this sounds crazy but this was a cycle that I just realized I never broke. Something I carried on me like a weight something that eats at me in the night, something I couldn't get rid of. It was almost like a deadly disease eating at me one by one until I could no longer take it. Enough was finally enough I realized a lot, I had to read books in order to feel better this one book I came across changed a lot for me had me do mediation had me clear negative thoughts with I love myself, and had me practicing saying it for 6 mins. I realized I needed to tell myself this even if I didn't mean it because after a while I would begin to mean it. I had to realize that until I love myself, I can't love another person. I couldn't fully be open I couldn't forgive myself. That I let a man in my life who needed to die from it. Someone I wanted to be my dad but couldn't be a man to the first children he had so had 19 children in total. I forgave him not only for myself but for him because I am worth the fight, I am worth the love,  I am somebody and most importantly I am the only child he has in college. His life is no greater than mines. So yes I dropped him from my thoughts and became at ease. I no longer yearned for him, I yearned for the love of myself. Yes it takes time but I'm working on loving myself first before anyone else. And learning to trust and make new friends even if it makes me look weird.

Love yourself like your life depends on it.

Because in the end who will you really be hurting but yourself. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Backlash against welfare mothers

The book backlash against welfare mother past +present by Ellen Reese focuses on the backlash against welfare mothers is a forceful examination of how and why a state-level revolt against welfare begun in the late 1940s, was transformed into a national-level assault that destroyed a critical part of the nation's safety net, with tragic consequences for American society. With a wealth of original research, Ellen Reese puts recent debates about the contemporary welfare backlash into historical perspective. Her research reveals both the continuities and the changes in American welfare opposition from the late 1940s to the present.

The writer Ellen Reese argues that ideologically conservative and low-wage employers led the backlash against welfare in the 1940s and 1950s. They used race and gender bias to demonize welfare recipients in the eyes of the broader public, building support for welfare restrictions especially in the South, in the form of the “suitable home” and “employable mother” rules. According to Sanford F. Schram, Reese further argues that this backlash eventually took hold on the national level in the wake of the failure of the push for a guaranteed income. A sustained campaign using propaganda, especially from right-wing think tanks, resulted in the welfare retrenchment that came in the form of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (U.S. Public Law 104-193). The act abolished Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and replaced it with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. 

This blog will focus on Part 1 of welfare opposition causes and consequences, “deferred dreams broken families, and hardship welfare reform is supposed to help people, but instead it is causing me hardship…Welfare reform is nothing more than reducing caseloads, cutting people off of welfare pushing us into greater poverty.”- Anonymous welfare mother. The program was suppose to help people move out of poverty is the negative of that the program is putting people to work and stopping public assistance, and it doesn’t matter what type of work your doing. Also we will address how race and poverty are now so closely entwined that it is hard tobelieve there was a time when discussions of American poverty neglected blacksaltogether. African Americans have always been disproportionately poor, butblack poverty was ignored by white society throughout most of our history.  

In 1996, the following mounting attacks on Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Congress passed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, which significantly restricted poor-families right to income and social services. It ended their federal entitlement to Welfare, froze welfare expenditures, and replaced AFDC with a more decentralized and selective program called Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF).  The aim of the new welfare law was to promote self-sufficiency, through work and marriage, among low-income mothers, who make up about 90 percent of adult TANF recipients. (PRWORA) Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act targeted legal immigrants for the most drastic cuts, denying most of them access to federal public assistance during their first five years in the country.

A central goal of welfare reform is to increase employment among low-income mothers. Many are unable to obtain employment because they lack education and training. About 44 percent of adults receiving TANF lack a high school diploma or GED, which significantly lowers their employment prospects. National studies suggest that welfare-to-work (WTW) programs that emphasize job quality lead to better employment outcomes than those based on “work first” approach, which encourages participants to take the first job offered.  The “work first” philosophy presumes, often wrongly, that “a job, any job, is better than no job.”

Many people who have unexpected pregnancies feel like the world will shame them for being on welfare. A freshmen in college got pregnant and was afraid, she felt like world was dark and scary place to have an child and couldn’t figure out how she would afford an child until her and her husband decided to apply for Aid to support our new family, and still be able to attend school. She felt ashamed like she was a failure because she knew that this decision that they was making would shape the kind of life they would lead, so she made sure to stay in school and not give up the dream of obtaining an degree because that was the only knew would ensure that her family wouldn’t live in poverty forever. Other WTW regulations also prevent welfare mothers from attending school. For example, one recipient had to drop out of college because she was told she qualified for subsidized child-care only if she worked. Another recipient dropped out of technical school after she was told that she could not qualify for welfare while receiving financial aid. This system was against anyone achieving to do better in life and made them become dependable on the system that is against anyone succeeding once on welfare because once you try to get off of welfare people face greater problems obtaining support services, making it difficult for them to make ends meet and remain off of welfare. Participation in Food Stamps and Medicaid declines dramatically after families leave TANF, because of program rules, confusion over eligibility, and faulty administrative practices.

With the implementation of welfare reform’s tough new eligibility rules, many poor families were denied or discouraged from using welfare. For example, RWORA denied public assistance to most legal immigrants for their first five years in the country. The new rules had a “chilling effect” on immigrant welfare applications. Confusion over the new rules and fear that welfare receipt would interfere with their ability to obtain citizenship discouraged qualified immigrants from obtaining welfare. As a result, the number of immigrant welfare applications approved dropped sharply 71 percent between January 1996 and January 1998, while their use of TANF declined 60 percent between 1994 and 1999. A number of immigrants, fearful about their loss of benefits, contemplated or actually committed suicide. Poor families were also discouraged from seeking aid through “diversion programs,” adopted in twenty states that encourage prospective welfare application. Many welfare mothers also face a variety of other obstacles such as substance abuse problems, extreme depression, learning disabilities, men who stalk them, or homelessness that make it difficult for them to find or keep a job.

The Part 2 Attack Welfare, Promoting Work and Marriage that the welfare system became an enemy of individual effort and responsibility, with dependence passed from one generation to the next. The United States, one of the richest nations on earth, have such an obsession with purging the “undeserving poor” from the welfare rolls. How did a program that was originally designed to keep poor mothers at home with their children become transformed into a draconian workfare program forcing poor mothers to accept “a job, any job” This book addresses these questions by examining the political forces generating attacks on welfare mothers’ rights from the end of World War II until the present. Since World War II, there have been several waves of attacks on welfare mothers. The first major backlash against Aid to Dependent Children (ADC, later renamed AFDC) emerged in the late 1940s in response to the postwar expansion of welfare and its rising use among unwed mothers and racial minorities. Second, politicians created and popularized racist images of black and brown welfare mothers to justify welfare cutbacks, images that have since become pervasive. Opposition to welfare also reflects a classist and racist double standard regarding maternal obligations. While white middleclass married women are encouraged to limit work outside the home to take care of their children, the caretaking work of poor mothers, especially non-whites, is devalued, as race-centered and feminist scholars point out, opposition to welfare rose after World War II, when it increasingly served women of color and single mothers confront strong moral disapproval because they fail to conform to the “marriage ethic” of getting and staying married. Moreover, “the faces summoned by welfare by welfare mothers “as dishonest and irresponsible individuals who purchase bottles of vodka with food stamps intended to help feed their children to rip off the welfare system for more benefits.”

It was said that poor people were over using welfare to avoid work and their familial obligations was encouraged by the rise of conservative ideas in the 1950s. Structuralist views of poverty and the belief that the state had a responsibility to help the poor declined as a “cold war liberal” ideology took hold. This ideology viewed the free enterprise system and economic prosperity, democracy, and equality. Not only was the poor less numerous, but they were also less visible as white working- and middle class people moved to suburbs and increasingly relied on cars for transportation. 1986 CBS News Special Report: The vanishing family crisis in Black America.
Q1: How many of you want to marry your baby father?
Only one raised her hand and when asked why not the ladies said you already have your child to take care of, they only hold you back; you have to care for them financial, and in today’s society its no need for a male figure in the household. (Basically saying that they grew up without a father figure so they see the importance of having one for their children.)
 Timothy the baby father of one of the ladies Alice said when the girl decides to get pregnant and keep the baby that’s on her. (In other words saying that she basically got herself pregnant and wanted to become a mom, and that wasn’t his plan. Or that he don’t plan on getting married until he has a stable job.)

Q2: What about birth control or condoms?
Timothy said girls don’t like them things, and they tell us to take it off because when a man wears a condom they think we are calling them dirty, un-pure. (Basically blaming the women for whatever happens because she told him to take the condom off; did you know that the pill is only 99.9 percent effective and 5 out of 10 women misuse the pill because of failure to be teached the right way to use them.)

Black Americans are still the strong backbone of America. It use to be 3 out of 4 children that had both parents at home but over the years this has changed and no longer true because now most children are growing up without a father figure. But this cycle is becoming never ending because most children copy and repeat what they see and half the black parents are only single household then why will anyone think that they need both parents. 60 percent of children are born out of wood lock and Timothy said that none of his children is his problem the mom decided to have them so they are left to take care of them with the help of welfare. This is the tradition now for traditional families its no more both parents its only single parent households, which has grown in the population. With parents being uneducated and young like 16-18 years old who is really teaching the child because the child is running around doing whatever, fooling around, so the real question is how will they learn what a traditional family is suppose to look like when the parents are usually your example, or enforce wait to have sex when married. Instead of focusing on racism we must fight the lack of motivation in the black community because we are destroying ourselves for Amerikkka.

The focus that this video takes on focusing on Newark NJ is just only one of Americas “inner city” another word for poor black ghetto. Those who usually don’t live in the ghetto only know about the ghetto based off pictures they seen or violence in the media (news). In order to understand the statistics better you must go to the community to understand the problem because for black children things are getting worse. Black men said that for them to be safe in the community they have to carry weapons because of threats going on, they basically compared being on the street to war and talked about how black crimes are increasing and when a black man carries protection he is usually locked up and put in jail, along with the continuing cycle of pregnant teen moms and women looking for love in their children.

Q3: Why is the cycle continuing to happen?
·      No role modes
·      Looking for love
·      No belief in marriage
·      Think it will keep the man
·      Usually all they know

Q4: How will you stop the cycle?
·      Self love
·      Birth control
·      Educate
·      Safe sex (Condoms)

In 1986 mainstream media only showed white America in the commercials so really children had no second option to look up to because if you didn’t learn it at home you wouldn’t on Television or school because its all white washed and usually their life is different.
Alice and Timothy
Alice unlike most of the ladies in he film graduated high school and attended 1 year of college to major in business but with an unexpected pregnancy wanted to keep the baby. She is the mother 2 children, expecting a third child soon; these unexpected pregnancies caused her to dropout of college and depend on welfare. She said that she kept her child because she always wanted to be a mom to care and love someone (child).

Timothy is a high school drop out with 6 children who has a talent for art, 4 different baby mothers, out of work, criminal record (been arrested before).

Alice said that she probably wouldn’t have had her kids if she didn’t think welfare would help. She said that if Timothy had a job then she knows he would care for his children but he is out of work because he has a fear of Alice slipping away, so she depends on welfare. Every first of the month the women seat outside waiting for the mailman to come for welfare checks which to them is like mothers day they said, Alice gets $385 a month and $112 in food stamps which she isn’t too proud of because she said she does not like being lazy and depending on a monthly check when she is used to getting paid every 2 weeks.

Poverty appeared overwhelmingly as a “white problem” in the national news media. But in a very brief period beginning in 1965, the media’s portrayal of American poverty shifted dramatically. Although the true racial composition of the American poor remained stable, the face of poverty in the news media became markedly darker between 1965 and 1967.
The most obvious explanations for the news media’s changing racial portrayal of the poor—the civil rights movement and the urban riots of the mid-1960s—played a role, but cannot account for the nature or timing of the shifts in media images. Nor is this change in the media’s portrayal of poverty merely a refection of the increasing visibility of African Americans in the news more broadly.
Instead, the changing racial images of the poor in the mass media are best understood as reflecting two very different processes that converged in the mid-1960s. First, the stage was set by a series of historical changes and events that made black poverty a less remote concern for white Americans. These included the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, the increasing representation of blacks among AFDC beneficiaries, the civil rights movement, and the riots of the mid-1960s. But these changes only created the environment in which racial portrayals of poverty were transformed. The proximate cause of that transformation was the shift in the moral tone of poverty coverage in the news. As news stories about the poor became less sympathetic, the images of poor blacks in the news swelled.

The association of African Americans with the “undeserving poor” is evident not only in the changing media coverage of poverty during the mid-1960s, but throughout the period studied. From the early 1950s through the early 1990s, images of poor blacks increased when the tone of poverty stories became more critical of the poor and decreased when coverage became more sympathetic. Similarly, images of African Americans were most numerous in news stories about the least sympathetic subgroups of the poor. As I discuss below, these differences in the racial portrayal of the poor cannot be accounted for by true changes in the racial composition of the poverty population or by racial differences across subgroups of the poor. Rather, the media’s tendency to associate African Americans with the undeserving poor reflects—and reinforces— the centuries-old stereotype of blacks as lazy.

Racist organizations and politicians were the other major group pushing for welfare cutbacks. In response to civil rights gains and the influx of blacks, Puerto Ricans, and Mexicans in the North and West, whites mobilized to maintain the racial backlash status quo. As more nonwhite women gained access to welfare, this racial backlash lent support to the 1950s welfare backlash. Attacks on black, Puerto Rican, and Mexican welfare mothers’ rights provided an outlet for racial anger, reinforced the racial status quo among poor mothers, and maintained a ready supply for cheap labor for employers. Racialized opposition was most commonly directed at blacks, however. Welfare critics in the 1950s constructed a new association that continues to this day. One of the most enduring legacies of this backlash was the stereotype of the black welfare queen. In the context of justifying new restrictive welfare. While news, this image drew on old stereotypes, constructed during slavery, of blacks as lazy and hyper sexed, reckless breeders. Black unwed mothers were commonly viewed as the product of “an ‘accepted way of life’ in an inferior culture.” The black welfare queen stereotype also drew on the long-standing view of unwed mothers as “fallen women” who deserved punishment for their sins. Racist opposition to welfare was likely to be more powerful where there was a larger black population and blacks made up a greater share of welfare cases. Welfare cutbacks were also more likely to occur where the tax base was lower.

Finally, Congress should help working parents balance their dual obligations to their employers and dependents by improving work time regulations, providing paid family leave, and expanding subsized early education and child care programs. In terms of such policies, the United States has much to learn from Western European social policies. Members of the European Union have much stricter regulations regarding work time than the United States, giving Europeans workers are guaranteed at least four weeks of paid vacation each year. Workers have no similar rights in the United States, giving employers tremendous discretion over vacation policies. Currently, only very poor families qualify for subsidized childcare in the United States, and only 10 to 20 percent of families that qualify for this care actually receive it.

This ideology can relate to the Cultivation Theory on how violence might affect us because with the definition of cultivation theory states that high frequency viewers of television are more susceptible to media messages and the belief that they are real and valid. Heavy viewers are exposed to more violence and therefore are effected by the Mean world syndrome, this belief that the world is a far worse and dangerous place then it actually is. It also relates because theorist in cultural studies maintain that the media represents ideologies of the dominant class in a society. Because media are controlled by corporations, the information presented to the public is necessarily influenced and framed with profit in mind. Cultural Studies theorists, therefore, are concerned with media influenced and framed with profit in mind. Cultural Studies theorists, therefore, are concerned with media influence and how power plays a role in the interpretation of culture. This means that when Black America has no influence from people who look like them or no one in the household helping them then why would they not know that its more to life when it was said that children say, repeat everything they see. In the world war against women, the article anti-feminist backlash and violence against women worldwide lets us take a look first at how it is played out in a nation that has long touted women’s equality. The guiding theoretical framework for the present paper is Susan Faludi’s concept of backlash.

My aim is to develop this concept further by discussing two forms of backlash against women in the world today. 1. Institutionalor politically based backlash and 2. Against women that operates at the morepersonal level. Let us look first at Faludi’s (1991) theoretical contribution. Backlash, as Faludi indicates, is borne out of success; one party makes claims, advances and another party feels left out, resentful threatened. Faludi argues that the anti-feminist backlash has been set off not by women's achievement of full equality but by the increased possibility that they might win it. It is a pre-emptive strike that stops women long before their goals are achieved. She describes the "countercurrents and treacherous undertows" of the backlash – which are highly effective in that even those who see themselves as feminists can be dragged down by them. “This counterassault,” writes Faludi (1991, p. xviii), “stands the truth boldly on its head and proclaims that the very steps that have elevated women’s position have actually led to their downfall.” Liberation, as Faludi further suggests, has now became the true American scourge. Just when women’s quest for equal rights had started to gain ground with extensive affirmative action programs in place; just when women had joined the ranks of virtually all the male dominated and prestigious and even macho professions; just when laws protecting rape victims and battered women from being belittled and attacked in court, almost predictably an antifeminist resistance set in. For everyone or two steps forward, there has been one step back.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Aaliyah Jay Truth or No Truth: Invasion of Privacy

Hello honey Bees welcome back and for new viewers welcome. So today's blog post is going to be about Youtube star Aaliyah Jay, and some who do not know who Aaliyah Jay is she is a public figure beauty guru, Now a beauty guru is basically another word for beauty teacher, make-up artist, or any person that can teach about beauty but as Youtube definition would say a beauty guru is a D.I.Y, makeup, and Youtube enthusiast. More often then not beauty gurus have promotion codes for brands and items no one wants to buy on Youtube, so in other words most Youtubers today don't even have to be make-up artist to be called a beauty guru, you just need an huge following base and platform. So getting back to introducing Aaliyah Jay she has an YouTube channel with 956,215 subscribers and 53,901,494 viewers she published her first video October 1, 2012 her YouTube channel is branded around makeup & hair tutorials. From the time that she first started her Youtube November 2011, she gives you a chance to watch her grow as the person she is today compared to the very first video that she made, one of the big videos that most people took notice to was when she did her Boobs vlog in 4 videos for people to know what she is getting and why she is getting it, then the last video showing her 1 1/2 year update on her surgery and how she talks about her loving them and feeling more confident. After this surgery you can notice the shift of her videos she started doing hauls, reviews, storytimes, vlogs, and tutorials and her videos become more clear like she got a new camera or software along the way, but she lets you go on this journey with her which she doesn't have to do.

Ms. Jay did not let the rumors from people saying her butt is fake affect her in front of the camera but instead feed off of what people said for publicity, this is a very smart move right because most times if you upload an video with a drawing title people will click it based on the title and how it looks. So she uploaded a video titled LifeWithLiyah Vlog: I got a Fake butt? maybe. maybe not which received 498,918 views and started a conversation in the comments, now around this time other African American Youtubers took it to their page to talk about Aaliyah Jay exposed, Why I can't stand storytime Youtubers, etc. These people who put out this information rather its true or not invaded her privacy and basically disclosed embarrassing private facts because they gave publicity to a matter concerning the private life of Aaliyah Jay which is subject to liability to the other for invasion of privacy, if the matter published is of a kind that (a) would be highly offensive to reasonable person, and (b) is not of legitimate concern to the public. So this could have resulted in her either contacting Youtube to have the video deleted or took it to court because this type of information can be weighed against the first amendment's protection of free speech. Unlike defamation (libel or slander), truth of the disclosed information is no defense. Legal action may be taken if an individual publicly reveals truthful information that is not the public concern and which a reasonable person would find offensive if made public. Which to me she says that she had no work done on her butt even uploaded an video on How I Gained Weight Before & After Pics Inside to try to clear the air that people was saying about her butt, and I know from following her on snapchat you can see her eat a lot of junk food, wear sweats a lot and in one of her stories she talked about dealing with a lot not being able to sleep, being depressed like which this was taking a huge toll on her because she no longer was uploading videos on time and just did not feel good.

This can break a women emotionally, physically, and damage her confidence to cause her to avoid people, so yes I think it is wrong rather true or not that people are dragging/slandering her because she won't say its true and they call her insecure because she had so much work done but as a black female in America we are already dealing with a lot. Because society is telling us that our big nose, nappy hair, big butts, and dark skin are unfit and that we must have straight hair must be light skin to get far in life, you have brothers (guys) in your neighborhood calling you ugly because your shoulder might be too broad or because you do not look like Kim Kardasian or so on. The same way people drag Blac Chyna to hell for being  black women with an big butt who covers for magazines half naked, is the baby mother of Dream who is Rob Kardasian daughter is the same way they should everyone because praising one over the other is downplaying the black community because most of the ladies who made these exposed videos are African American women who should be helping build each other, helping her love herself and not want to change because today's media will destroy you, your confidence, and your body thinking that you need big boobs, big butts, long hair, light skin to make it in life. So yes we as an whole should work on building not breaking and respecting someone privacy because you can not make them do what they don't want to do or they aren't ready to do.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Lincoln University: Mister and Miss Lincoln

During Lincoln University Spring fling they hosted an event to find the new Mister and Miss Lincoln University for 2017-2018. The Mister and Miss Lincoln University serves as student ambassadors to the University. They speak at various engagements and conduct many programs to entertain and enhance the University community. Each year contestants take part in various steps to compete for the title, interviews, talent and themed speech. The first known elected Miss Lincoln was in 1973 and the first know elected Mister Lincoln was in 1989.

Lincoln University has grown numerous in leading females and males who want to be the face of the school, not everyone succeeds. Competing for Mister and Miss Lincoln is a long process and time-consuming responsibility, when students want to consider whether to compete for the title they have several things to attend. First they have to attend an interest meeting where they meet in student life the interim director Ihsan "Ziggy" Mujahid, Second you must figure out why you want to compete is it to leave a legacy and leadership experience? Many would say that if your thinking like this is the best way to develop wonderful steps to compete because choosing it for the wrong reasons will cause you to end up losing. Ihsan Mujahid, who was previously Miss Lincoln in 2001-2002, has been working in an official capacity with Mister and Miss Lincoln since 2005. In addition to her other student life duties managing all students clubs, organizations and Greek and Social Fellowship life, she is responsible for arranging all travel, competition entries, and communication with students professors when they miss class as part of their duties. She help guides students through the entire process, literally holding their hands when needed.

The requirements to run for Mister and Miss Lincoln you must be a full-time student, with between 45 and 90 credit hours. They must be able to serve the following fall and spring semesters, have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, and obtain four letters of recommendation. These requirements are just to be eligible, but there are many more considerations that sometimes make students think harder about whether they would excel in a competition of this nature. They must have a ready talent to showcase in front of hundreds of people. They must prepare a portfolio with a biography, plans if crowned, and what types of activities they want to implement "platform."

On the Lincoln website you can you the events and travel, incentives The commitment doesn't end when the on campus competition ends and they are crowned. Mister and Miss Lincoln must attend several off-campus conferences and make public speaking appearances at convocation, open house, and admissions events. Depending on the results of public, online voting, Miss Lincoln sometimes participates in Ebony magazine's HBCU Campus Queens competition for the reigning queen of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The ten with the most votes participate in a makeover and group photo shoot. Students receive an annual stipend of up to $2,000, a single room in the Apartment Style Living residence hall, funds for their programming platform, and attire needed to complete their duties, providing funding is available. The most iconic representation of the competition is the crown. Mujahid keeps a faux one displayed in her office since she buys new crowns each year for the Mister and Miss Lincoln to keep along with the sash after their reign end.

Now that you have some background on the history of the competition let's talk about the 2017-2018 pageant. It was very crazy that I kinda figured who won the competition based off what I seen on social media and group me. During this campaign period you will see people friends and family repost the poster so we know to vote for them and also a preview of their platforms. In the video you can get a feel of what it looked like to attend one.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Haiti Awareness and Benefit Event

Lincoln University students Tasha Saint-Louis and Constance Ebienfa partnered with Dr. J Cupid to present an event on bringing Haiti Awareness with a guest speaker Rachel Augustin came to speak to students.

This event focused on the importance of how important it is that we come together as a family and support each other all around the world. We all are going through similar struggles or fights that helps us be relatable, rather they was born in the United States of America we should come together to help them because everyone has turned there backs to Haiti. Haitians go through a strong battle of denying there culture because they are ashamed of the way they look, people bully them because they look like they are fresh off the boat. But we in America fail to realize that the crime rate is high in Haiti but its also places that are beautiful like America but they feel like prisoners because the big gate, its children who aren't in school because they can not afford uniform. It's people who have to share beds because it they don't have enough money, this is sad and warms my heart because they been through so much and I remember that students kept saying that they are beggars they can don't help us but want help and to me this event helped me get that out of my idea what we all thought. So yes we should come together because they was the first to gain freedom as a free country and they take everyone no matter your race, they came from paying France for freedom where in America we take it for granted. Life is what you make of it are you living for purpose or doing your purpose in the world with helping out.

Why Haitians are made to feel ashamed of where they come from? In the video you will hear what Rachel went through to accepting her heritage and also in a article about United States singer Devyn Rose. Many similarities between Haitian parents and other "Carribbean parents" that I notice is that they all if not most grow up in strict households that didn't influence a lot of what Americans are use to with listing, watching, doing what we wanted at times. In the article Devyn Rose talks about how she would perform in front of siblings, after joining the school choir music "took a complete hold" on her and by the time she was 16 years old she recorded her first demo.

Just to give you some background about Haitians pretty much like a Jamaicans was called the evil ones because they practiced voodoo and spoke creole a language many do not understand. Creole was stigmatized as the language of the poor and not embraced in schools, and not embraced in schools, although all Haitians spoke the language. Students were allowed only to speak French, the language of the colonizers, this was the considered the language of those who are in power and have put down our people, it has more influence, said Wynnie Lamour, founder and professor of the Haitian Creole language Institute of New York. Haitian mother tongue brings people back to their roots

At this event they talked about "Disaster Preparedness in Haiti" from the American Red Cross Website at Red Cross says "Although major disasters like the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti are often the most visible in the international media, Haiti faces frequent natural disasters, including floods and hurricanes. Building on our experience around the globe, the American Red Cross launched a disaster preparedness program in Haiti that has reached hundreds of thousands of people." Now this was written on there website March 2013 and you know what changed between now and then Haiti became dependent on the help; and the money raised by American red cross became questioned "500 million in Haiti Relief" when that big earthquake that took on mainstream millions of people had donated to what appeared to be a good trustworthy company "American Red Cross." The charity raised almost half a billion dollars, which out of all charity helping to raise money was the most successful.

The American Red Cross made an promise to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross 'legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. Now to me after this who can say that American Red Cross didn't do anything to help. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success, according to a review of hundreds of pages of the charity's internal documents and emails, as well as interviews with a dozen current and former officials. The Red Cross says it has provided homes to more than 130, 000 people, but the number of permanent homes the charity built is six.
The Red Cross long has been known for providing emergency disaster relief food, blankets and shelter to people in need. And after the earthquake, it did that work in Haiti, too. But the Red Cross has very little experience in the difficult work of rebuilding in a developing country.

10 Disturbing this Pro Publica/ NPR learned investigating the Red Cross "Sandy Relief Efforts

  1. children were sheltered next to sex offenders
  2. red cross took emergency vehicles away from aid work and used them as props at press events
  3. storm victims starved (35,000 danishes thrown out, red cross unsure where to delivery them)
  4. disable victims were stock sleeping in wheelchairs for days
  5. didn't give out flashlights because the lack of batteries
  6. supplied meals that included pork to jewish retirement home
  7. wasn't just sandy. The red cross disputed 80 emergency response vechiles after Hurricane Isaac but they were nearly empty
  8. sent hundred of volunteers to a city that wasn't in Isacc's path
  9. red cross officials on the ground say they were undermined by headquarters

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