Daily Archives: February 11, 2013

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Freddie Gibbs says Split with Young Jeezy wasn’t Amicable

Freddie Gibbs explains that he was better off on his own than being signed to Young Jeezy’s CTE imprint.


by Steven J. Horowitz

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Freddie Gibbs became a free agent once again after splitting from Young Jeezy’s CTE label in December 2012. Speaking with The Morning Riot (via FSD), Gangsta Gibbs now says that his departure from the imprint was not amicable and that he was better off building his own career than “wasting time pushing someone else’s brand.” Continue reading

The Seven Black Presidents before Barack Obama


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Were There Black US Presidents before? The people thought that Barack Obama is the first black President of the United States. Wrong.


hanson1. John Hanson (a Moor) was actually the 1st President of the United States, he served from 1781 – 1782 and he was black. The new country was actually formed on March 1, 1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation. This document was actually proposed on June 11, 1776, but not agreed upon by Congress until November 15, 1777. Maryland refused to sign this document until Virginia and New York ceded their western lands (Maryland was afraid that these states would gain too much power in the new government from such large amounts of land).

Once the signing took place in 1781, a President was needed to run the country. John Hanson was chosen unanimously by Congress (which included George Washington). In fact, all the other potential candidates refused to run against him, as he was a major player in the revolution and an extremely influential member of Congress.

As President, Hanson ordered all foreign troops off American soil, as well as removal of all foreign flags. He established the Great Seal of the United States, which all Presidents since have been required to use on all Official Documents. He declared that the 4th Thursday of every November to be Thanksgiving Day, which is still true today. Even though elected, one variable that was never thought through was that America was not going to accept a Black President during the heart of the enslavement period. Enter George Washington. Continue reading

Evolving Success Story at Chicago’s Spencer Elementary

Principal working hard to change culture at inner city school

By: Lauren Fitzpatrick

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spencer 4Don’t play with the Spencer kids.

Shawn L. Jackson heard his grandmother’s warning as a child visiting her home in Austin.


Grandmother’s Iron

The son of teachers, Jackson was sent to her house near the school now called Spencer Elementary Technology Academy when he was sick, and she was strict.
But his job today bucks her long-ago admonishment.


“The irony of becoming principal of the school is priceless,” he said from his office inside the school he runs, a school that had been failing itself and its children, when he took the reins in 2007.
“Not that Spencer kids were bad,” he continues, reminiscing. “Their philosophy differed about how kids were supposed to play.” Continue reading