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By TheGoodSisOfCLT, Aug 3 2018 12:56AM

Lebron James Is Forcing Everyone Who Will Look At, Listen, Or Lurk That He Is Much More Than An Athlete--- And I'm All In For It! First Off, I'm Loving The Fact That People All Over The World, From All Walks Of Life, Are Pursuing Their Destinies! It's So Refreshing To The New Renaissance Of Arts, Music, And Now---Education. You Would Think That Lebron James Would Be Focusing On His Newly Switch Of NBA Teams From The Cleveland Cavaliers To The Los Angeles Lakers--But No-- He's Looking Back To His Community In An Inspiring Way.





The Three Time NBA Champion Recently Opened Up A Public School "I Promise School." I Would Like To Say A Big WHOO HOO All The Way From Charlotte, NC! It's Not Everyday That A Celebrity Decides To Open Up A School; Then Make It Accessible To The Public? The Humanitarian In Me Is Loudly Cheering Him On As It Also Inspires Me To Keep Pursuing My Dreams As Well. If You're Reading This; Stop Procrastinating And Get Your Ideas Going...







As Previously Stated, Lebron James Decided To Make The School A Part Of The Akron School System. James Openly Discusses How He Used To Be An At Risk Student In His Earlier Years. He Often Talks About How Proud He Is Of His Mother's Support And Hard Work To Ensure That He Made It To The Champion He Is Today. Lebron Also Credits His Sports Coaches & Team Mentors Who Helped Him Attend School Everyday!


The Student Were Selected By The Foundation Based On Their Academic Performance. The Students Were Most Likely At Least 2 Years Behind Their Fellow Classmates. The School Is Fully Functional With A Full Staff.. In Addition To Assisting The At-Risk Student Of Akron, Ohio; Lebron James Also Has A G.E.D Program That Will Assist The Students Parents/Guardians To Complete Their Educations As Well! But Wait--There's More! The I Promise School Also Has A Food Pantry Program That Will Also Assist With Providing Meals For The Families. If You Would Like To Donate To The Lebron James Family Foundation, I Promise School, Click Here!










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By TheGoodSisOfCLT, Aug 1 2018 03:28PM


As I Login Into My Computer This Morning To Check My E-mails, I Noticed That Google Doodles Had A Tribute To Gerda Taro, Who Is Considered One Of The Most Influential Women In Photography As She Covered The German & Spanish War; Ultimately Leading To Her Death In Action.


While All Women To Me Whom Have The Courage To Stand Up And Pursue Their Destinies Are Warriors In Their Own Rights; I Started To Wonder. So I Clicked The Google Doodles Image To Read More About Gerda Taro. As Im Scrolling Through The Pages, I Notice That A Flood Of Journalist Jumped On Google's Idea To Publish Their Own Sort Of Tribute To The Photojournalist. My Mind Began To Wonder, Well Whom Was The Most Influential Afro-American Women In Photography? My Curiosity Got The Best Of Me, As I Closed Up My Reading On Gera Taro; And Began To Ask Google Whatever My Heart Desired.


Immediately, 3 Women Came Up In My Search Engine. Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, And Coreen Simpson.. All Of Whom I Promise To Discuss. Although Each Women That I Read About Literally Amazed Me Of Their Elegance & Grace... The Woman That Stood Out To Me The Most , At This Moment, Was Carrie Mae Weems. The Connection To Lorna & Coreen Simpson Is High As Well, As I Noted That They Were Born In New York.. Just As I Was. My Reading Continued..


Weems' Story, Her Photography, Her Journey Just Seemed To Be Calling For Me To Educate Myself More On Her Work. Looking At Her Art Series, Actually Inspired Me To Pick Up A Camera And See What Kind Of Story I Can Tell! The Idea Of Researching Up On Her More Filled My Mind As Birds Fill The Sky On A Sunny Morning! Chyyy, I Dived Right On In!


The First 3 Pictures Featured Below Feature: Carrie Mae Weems Aint Jokin' (1987-1988)


Photo #1 Caption: "LOOKING INTO THE MIRROR, THE BLACK WOMAN ASKED, "MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL, WHO'S THE FINEST OF THEM ALL?" THE MIRROR SAYS, "SNOW WHITE, YOU BLACK BITCH, AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT!!!""


Photo #2: "Black Woman Eating Chicken"


Photo # 3 Caption: WHEN ASKED WHAT HE WANTS TO BE WHEN HE GROWS UP, THE BLACK BOY SAYS,"I WANT TO BE A WHITE MAN CAUSE MY MAMA SAY, 'A NIGGER AIN'T SHIT.'"


Carrie Mae Weems Was Born April 1953, In Portland, Oregon. In 1965 After Meeting Tom Vinter & Life Long Friend Catherine Jelski, She Began Participating In Street Theatre & Dance. In 1970, She Moved To San Francisco Where In 1973, She Received A Camera For Her Birthday As A Gift. Weems Knew Then, She Was Destined To Tote A Camera!


In 1974 She Studies Photography & Designs At San Francisco City College From 1974-1976. Then, 1978 She Visits To New York And Meets The Men Associated With The Black Photographers Annual; Becoming An Assistant To Anthony Barboza.


In 1981 Weems Received Her BFA Degree From The California Institute Of The Arts After Being Persuaded To Consider Attending Graduate School At The University Of California-San Diego. Weems Began Her Serious Studies & Research On Black Artists---Travels, A Recording The Conversations With Her Subjects. She Even Got On The Radar Of PH Polk Whom She Sold Him 2 Photographs For $25! Weems Also Goes On To Make Her First Major Video On Black Photographers Highlighting Roy DeCarava.


Finally, In 1984 Weems Completes Her MFA Degree From The University Of California; Also Taking Up A Graduates Course In Folklore From The University Of Berkeley From 1984-1987. In 2017 Carrie Was Named One Of The Most Influential Women Of All Time By Ebony Magazine And Also Shares The Page With Octavia Butler And Gwendolyn Brooks!


The Following Picture Below Represent: Carrie Mae Weems The Kitchen Table Series (1990)


Hope You Enjoyed This Light History Fact That Blew My Mind! The Kitchen Table Series, To Me Tells A Story Of How A Woman Started Off With What She Thought Was Everything Planned Out-- Her Man.. Her House-- Her Dinner At The Table That She Eats On. Then Something Changes-- Normally Life.. She Realizes That She Is Her Only Provider.. For Her & Her Child.. She Goes Through Something Emotional As Most Women Do Alone. Then, We Call Or Homegirls To Try To Ease The Pain Over Laughter, Drinks, And Cards. She Tries To Put Her Best Face Forward To Help Her Child, Even Through She Herself Needs Help.. As Women, We Deal With A Lot While Trying To Maintain A Household, Provide Support To The Men, Educate Our Kids, And Still Pursue Our Careers. Hence, Her Solo At The Table Towards The End Of The Series. I Look At It As A Metamorphic State Because It Seems Like She Is Accepting The Changes & Breaking Out Of Something Heavy.


Personally, I Think The Last Picture Was Very Inspirational, Highlighting The Fact That You Can Find Sanity In The Smallest Things In Life.. Such As Playing A Solo Game Of Cards At Your Kitchen Table. If You Think About It, Wood Retains A Lot Of Energy. The Experiences Shared At A Kitchen Table May Be Simple To Some. During These Times; Dinner Time Was The Highlight of Most Afro-Americans Days. Their Own Special Time, Each Day, Dedicated To Reconnecting With Their Families After The Harsh Realities Of Society! This Series Really Spoke To Me On A Inspirational Level. How The Story Was Captured Is Absolutely Genius & Far Too Advanced For Art Of It's Time!



Often TImes History Is Only Told From One Point Of View-- Now We Have The Options To Educate Ourselves On The History That Seems To Be Forgotten! Do You Have Lost & Forgotten Afro-American Figure In History You Would Like Featured? Just Send Over Your Suggestions To TheGoodSisOfCLT@gmail.com And I WIll Be Sure To Research And Add Your Suggestion To The Rotation! Thank You So Much For Stopping By This Little Blog Space In My Galaxy!



P.S- I Wrote This Article At A Kitchen Table!




Sources/ Credits:

Carrie Mae Weems: http://carriemaeweems.net/bio.html

Gerda Taro: https://www.google.com/search?q=Gerda+Taro&oi=ddle&ct=gerda-taros-108th-birthday-6208421375246336&hl=en&kgmid=/m/08_nbg&source=doodle-ntp

Carrie Mae Weems Series & Galleries (Kitchen Table Series): http://carriemaeweems.net/galleries/kitchen-table.html

Carrie Mae Weems Series * Galleries (Ain't Jokin): http://carriemaeweems.net/galleries/aint-jokin.html



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"Black Woman Eating" Chicken "Aint Jokin' Carrie Mae Weems
"Black Woman Eating" Chicken "Aint Jokin' Carrie Mae Weems
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Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990
Carrie Mae Weems, The Kitchen Table Series, 1990

By TheGoodSisOfCLT, Jul 31 2018 09:37PM

"The Good Sis Of CLT" Is An Ambitiously Corky, Freelance Gamer Chick, Writer, Brand Ambassador, And Budding International Blogger/Vlogger, She Provides Her Subscribers With Thought Provoking Content Such As Reflections, Beauty Tips, Fashion Advice, Innovative Hair Care Tips, Revamped Product Reviews, Story-Time Tales, And Much More Such As Branding & Advertisment-- Broadcasting In North Carolina And During Travels. Originally Born In New York, She Relocated To The Charlotte, N.C Area, At 12-Years-Old, After Living In Gastonia, N.C; A Year Prior. She Attended West Mecklenburg High School And Graduated; Attending Fayetteville State University To Major In Bio-Psychology.


Her Low-Key Demeanor, Determination, And Enterprising Mind Is Known To Influence, Inspire, And Also Drive Many Women In The Local/International Community To Dream Big! Perusing Each Goal With Grace, Originality, And Purpose. As A Beauty & Fashion Brand Influencer, Published Author, And Displaying Her Avid Support Of Her Community; She Challenges Women To Step-It-Up In A Slay-Savvy Kind Of Way! A Warrior In The Name Of Women’s Empowerment; And Delivering Genuine Support To Aspiring Entrepreneurs Of All Races & Genders!


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By TheGoodSisOfCLT, Jul 31 2018 09:15PM

We're Getting "Sick & Tired" Of Being "Sick & Tired". Another Black Man Slain As Shooter Is Protected From Florida's "Stand Your Ground" Law. It Seems Like Over The Past Few Years, We The United States, And People Especially Of Color Have Become Disgustingly Use To The Injustices Of People Of Colors In America. If It's Not Dealing With Racism Trying To Sell Waters To Scores A Hard Earned Trip To DisneyLand.. Or Maybe Just Trying To Enjoy Something Seemingly Normal As Having A Cookout.. It Seems Like Some People Are Willingly Oblivious To The Fact What We Deal With A Lot Of Societal Bullcrap! But What Happens When The Very Laws Put Into Place To Protect & Serve Us; Seem To Be The Same Laws That Are Used To Justify Taking African-American Life---- By Civilians? Will This Be The New Wave?


Now Of Course We Can All Accept The Argument That Injustices Of The Law Has Its Effects On All Colors, Races, And Creeds Of People. I Truly Understand That... If You Agree With The Previous Statement; We Also Have To Admit-- That People Of Black & Brown Decent Take More Of The Brunt Of The Disservices. Now, We Have People Getting A Sort Of "Courage" Start Issues The Run To "Stand Their Grounds"... I Wonder Why That Is?



We're All Familiar With The Hashtags For The Unarmed People That Lives Were Taken By The Hands Of The People Meant To Protect & Serve Us.. And I Will Do My Part To Make Sure We Will Never Forget Them. How Many Of You Wonderful Readers Of This Galaxy Actually Know If Your State Is A "Stand Your Ground" Law State?




STAND YOUR GROUND LAW: Basically States That Is You Feel Like Your Life Is In Danger, You Have The Lawful Duty To Protect Yourself By Any Means Necessary To Prevent Imminent Death Or Great Bodily Harm . As Of Today, There Are A Total Of 25 States That Have Enacted The "Stand Your Ground" Laws, According To The National Conference Of State Legislatures (NCSL) And It's Important To Note That States Have Different Laws Governed By The State.



I Want To Bring Light To The Recent Killing Of Markeis McGlockton Of Pinellas, Florida Who Was Fatally Shot By Michael Drejka After He Was Shoved To The Ground For Shouting At McGlockton Fiance And Child. According To The Pinellas Sheriff Department, Drejaka Was Justified In Taking McGlockton Life As He Was Fully Protected Under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" Law. Michael Drejka, A Disabled Florida Man Was Irate At The Fact The McGlockton Family Had Parked In A Handicapped Parking Space At A Local Convenience Store. Drejka & McGlockton's Fiance Began Arguing As Markeis And His 5-Year-Old Son Were Inside The Convenience Store.


Markeis McGlockton Was Seen On Video Surveillance Rushing Out The Store To Defend He Fiance & Child In The Car And In The Heat Of The Moment Pushes Drejka To The Ground To Keep Him Away From His Family. As Mr. McGlockton Is Also Seen On Surveillance Camera Backing Away From Drejka; Drejka Is Then Seen Pulling Out A Handgun And Shooting McGlockton Directly In His Chest. McGlockton Then Runs Back Into The Convenience Store Where He Tragically Passed Away In Front Of His Young Son.


Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a news release, "Witnesses told detectives that Drejka was on the ground when he took out a handgun and fired one single round at McGlockton, striking him in the chest."



Me Personally, Maybe Him Pushing Drejka To The Ground Was A Little Bit Uncalled For; But Was It Worth Him Dying For? No! Why Not Then Call The Police To Report The Incident? I Thought The Idea Of The "Stand Your Ground" Law Was To Defend Yourself In Persistent/ Immediate Danger? From Looking At The Surveillance Video, McGlockton Backs Away And Seems To Be Checking On His Family In His Car As He Is Fatally Shot In His Chest. So I Ask You, Was A Push Enough Justification To Take A Humans Life? McGlockton Father Has Recently Spoken Out On The Issue Stating That His Son Had The Lawful Right To Protect His Family In The July 19th Incident. Drejka Was Not Arrested As The Local Sheriff's Office Stated That He Was Legally Immune From Any Charges.


"If you push a man down to the ground, that man does not deserve to be shot. Stand up and fight with your fists," Michael McGlockton said at a news conference in front of the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater.


Another Infamous Florida "Stand Your Ground" Court Case That Rocked The World Of, Well The World, Was The Trayvon Martin Case. Martin Was Walking To A Family Members House From A Convenience Store When Mark Zimmerman, Then A Neighborhood Watch Volunteer Accused Him Of Walking The Neighborhood Looking To Commit A Crime. Zimmerman Then Called The Local Police Which Advised Him To Not Approach Martin. Defying The Polices Commands; He Then Approaches Martin And A Altercation Ensued. The Altercation Left Trayvon Martin Fatally Shot. Zimmerman's Criminal Defense Attorney, Mark O'Mara, Stated In A Interview With CNN That " Florida Passed The 'Stand Your Ground' Law In 2005 To Enable Citizen To Fight "Force With Force'. The Community Began Voicing Their Concerns Stating That Zimmerman Would Get Off For The Murder Of The Teen Without Criminal Charges Under The Florida's "Stand Your Ground" Law. This Caused Zimmerman To Simply Plead Self-Defense. But The Community Discussion Had Already Began; The Call To Change The Laws Are Still Being Discussed To This Day.


"You cannot provoke a fight and then hide behind 'stand your ground,'" Michele Rayner, another attorney representing McGlockton's family, said Thursday.


Interesting Reads/ Sources:

NRA: NRA, Republicans refute GOP sheriff's stand-your-ground claims

CNN: What you need to know about 'stand your ground' laws

Tampa Bay Times:

Sheriff Gualtieri defends ‘stand your ground’ decision in convenience store shooting






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