Category: Student

Family Sues After 7-Year-Old Gets Handcuffed At School For Crying

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Kaylb with his mother, Tomesha Primm

What is taking place in the educational system in America is symbolic to the wrenching condition and racist views of society. For as far back as we can remember, education was used as a weapon of oppression to subjugate Blacks. The racial educational barriers erected by systemic racism, is alive and well today in 2016. So, it does not surprise me to read about a 7-year old being handcuffed at school for merely crying.

Kaylb Wiley Primm, a second grader attends a public school in Kansas City. He is only 7 years old, less than 4 feet tall and weighs less than 50 pounds, but the police officer considered him a threat to his and others safety.

 

The incident began when a school-based police officer happened to walk by Kaylb’s classroom and hear him crying and disrupting other students, according to a lawsuit filed last week by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Kaylb’s family. When Kaylb continued to cry and yell in the hallway, against the officer’s requests, the officer put the child in handcuffs and brought him to the main office, where he sat until a parent arrived.

There is a growing movement of concern parents who are opting out of sending their children to the public school system and are deciding to home school. This is one of many solutions that is discussed in the award winning documentary Elementary Genocide. If you haven’t viewed it… Get your copy today.

 

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Kindergartners are Being Suspended for Calling Out Answers During Class

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Annually, approximately 3 million students, most of whom are in high school, receive out-of-school suspensions. However, more and more children in preschool or kindergarten are being sent home as punishment for infractions that would make you raise your eyebrows.

In a PBS NewsHour Special, John Merrow discusses suspensions within the Success Charter School Network in New York City, which started in 2006 and now consists of 34 schools, most of which are elementary schools. The network employs the “no excuses” model of educating, which means that teachers are held responsible for students doing well in school. The network refuses to accept excuses why a student does not do well—not hunger, sickness, or even violence within the home.

At Success Academy Prospect Heights, students have a list of 65 infractions that they must not commit. These infractions range from serious offenses like bullying and down to something as simple as “failing to be in a ready-for-success position,” whatever that means. Students are also not allowed to get out of their seats unless they have permission, nor can they call out an answer without raising their hand. All of these offenses can quickly lead to suspension.

 

via: YourBlackWorld

 

Filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz’s Call to Action: Black People Must Educate Their Children

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Once we become conscious of what is innate, greatness can be achieved.  If we are blessed enough to be introspective, we know that we have to create our own opportunities. We learn not to be a burden on our people and become prepared to utilize resources to push social change to eradicate the thought that there are no alternatives.  Using critical thinking is the key and not apologizing is the stance, but how do we deal with those that don’t understand their inborn sources are truly being tampered with? My recent conversation with filmmaker/producer and owner of Rasha Entertainment Inc., Rahiem Shabazz, shed some light on the topic of genocide and it’s relevance in the educational system and how underhanded this tampering is.

 

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Elementary Genocide Documentary Series Receives 2 Awards

HOUSTON, TX Debut Screening

Guest Speaker RAHIEM SHABAZZ
Revolutionary M.C. TAHIR RBG
Hosted By: SWATARA OLUSHOLA

Shape Community Center
3903 Almeda Rd
Houston, TX 7704Purchase Tickets: http://www.tkpeg.eventbrite.com/

TENNESSEE Debut Screening

Talk Back w/ Dir. Rahiem Shabazz
&
Founder of From Afros To Shelltoes Ed Garnes

Jacksonville, FL

Filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from Masjid Al-Salaam. The event was sold out. Shabazz, appeared with Queen Shahrazad Ali and Jalani Kadesh.

Fairfield, Alabama

Shabazz appeared at Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama

to speak about “The Higher Education Cartel”. After the lecture he was presented with an award for his outstanding contribution to the community and his continuous fight for social justice.

 

 

The Co-Relation Between Lead Poison & School to Prison Pipeline

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Lead poison is a life sentence. The children will have permanent damages, i.e. various neurological impediments, their IQs will be lowered by at least 20 points, coupled with the gap in achievement rates between Black & White youths, this will lead to failing grades and high drop out rates.
 
By the time, the children in Flint Michigan reach adolescence, they will exhibit behavioral problems that will land a significant amount of them in the school to prison pipeline.
 
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Charlotte, N.C. Debut Screening of Elementary Genocide 2

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#‎ElementaryGenocide2‬ Debut Screening in Charlotte, N.C. Presented By Soul of Cinema & Uhuru Salsa Restorative Academy on 12/5 Get tickets now. Last event sold out quickly.

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Elementary Genocide Gets Nomination At Film Festival

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The Award Winning Documentary “Elementary Genocide: The School To Prison Pipeline is up for AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD & BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Peachtree Village International Film Festival

WHERE: W-Hotel (Downtown Atlanta)
45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd Atlanta, GA 30308
WHEN: Saturday, September 19th, 2015 @ 1 PM

Tickets Are Available At : https://squareup.com/m…/gipp-museums-inc/elementary-genocide

Elementary Genocide 2 Streaming To All Mobile Devices

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Rahiem Shabazz continues the conscience-raising dialogue generated by his acclaimed documentary Elementary Genocide: The School To Prison Pipeline with his equally hard-hitting Elementary Genocide 2: The Board of Education vs The Board of Incarceration. Featuring interviews with noted educator and Black psychologist Dr. Umar Johnson, Chief Juvenile Court Judge Steven C. Teske, fearless former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, former political prisoner and Black Liberation Army co-founder Dhoruba bin Wahad, popular social commentator Dr. Boyce Watkins, award-winning education reformer Dr. Steve Perry, White House champion of Change Winner & Author Tracey D. Syphax and more, The Board of Education vs The Board of Incarceration uncovers the true purpose of today’s educational system and how it’s failing the African child. Going beyond the school-to-prison pipeline headlines and conspiracy theories, The Board of Education Vs. The Board of Incarceration proves that something sinister is afloat by digging deep to explore its origin, its existence and how to plot its destruction to save every Black child.

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“Elementary Genocide” shatters the silence and directly challenges the notion that the Public Education system is not in dire need of repair. The Award Winning documentary, has been mentioned by the Obama Administration in a press release honoring the ‘Champion of Change’ honoree Tracey Syphax.

“We have shipped copies to every state throughout the mainland U.S. as well as Hawaii, Canada, London, and even a few countries in Africa.

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NYCLU Demands That NYPD Stop Handcuffing 5-Year-Olds

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The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is demanding sweeping changes to current discipline guidelines for the more than 5,000 school safety officers in New York City. The NYCLU has previously sued the NYPD for use of force against students and wrongful arrest, made the demands during a press conference Wednesday, stating that school discipline should be handles by educators, not the police.

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