Posts Tagged ‘Illinois’

Martel Barrett, Chicago Teen Slained At 17 On His Way To School

October 26, 2009 1 comment

UPDATE: Martel Barrett was pronounced dead at 5:07 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Details to come.

A 17-year-old boy was shot and seriously wounded while on his way to school this morning on the South Side, Chicago police and family members said.
Martel Barrett was wounded about 9:20 a.m. near 67th Street and Damen Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood, said Chicago Police Officer Laura Kubiak. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.

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115 School girls pregnant at Black Chicago High School

October 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Teen pregnancy is obviously not a welcomed situation; and yes, ideally it would be best if teenagers waited until they’re responsible adults before taking on the task of child rearing. But this is the real world, and it just doesn’t happen that way; and the story above leaves you with the feeling that Black teens are out of control, did it not? Yep, I saw this as another one of those “look at the Negroes,” exposes. Which they did a damn good job at I might add; they even went as far as to highlight the fact that the school principal himself was born to a 15yr old mother.

But you see, to me this is what I call irresponsible journalism. They highlighted what they saw as a “problem” within that school, but were unable to present you any empirical evidence or information as it relates to teen pregnancy in the entire school district. Instead, you’re supposed to walk away with the impression that, well, Black teenagers (because that’s the only ethnic group represented in the piece) are rather promiscuous. Which goes right along with the idea that Black folks are hyper-sexual beings – yeah, it’s exclusive to our DNA.

And then there was this tidbit from the piece:

“LaDonna Denson and two other Robeson students say parents not talking to teens and, in some cases, the pursuit of public assistance also factor into the pregnancies. None of them thought they’d be moms at such a young age.” – (Source)

Yep, they identified the possible causation, and they had to include that “the pursuit of public assistance also factor into these pregnancies.” Uh-huh, Black people love them some welfare don’t they? Did they really have to include that opinion in the piece? They never provided any solutions, and yes I know three minutes isn’t enough time to even go there. But at least they did offer us a bit of hope by way of highlighting the fact that a one-time crackhouse will soon be used as a daycare center for those students who intentionally got pregnant just so they can get welfare.

What say you?



Nas (Nasir Jones) Writes An Open Letter…

September 28, 2009 3 comments

Nas has stepped up and wrote an open letter to the kids involved in the attack. Check it out below:

Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong wars! Killing each other is definitely played out. Being hurt from the lost of a love one was never cool. Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong war! I know that feeling , that frustration with life and needing to take it out on someone, any one. But….

We chose the dumbest things to go the hardest for. I remember seeing deaths over 8 ball jackets, fila’s , and name plate chains. Deaths over “he say she say”!!!!! “I’m from This block or I’m from that block”, or “my moms n pops is f*cked up now the whole world gotta pay”!!! Read more…

SHAME: A Chicago Honor Roll Student Is Beaten Death While Leaving School

September 27, 2009 1 comment

This is truly a disturbing story, unbelievable to see how crazy and heartless these kids can be.