Posted in GFT Radio

Celebrities: Are They Obligated…

Are Celebrities obligated to use their platform to acknowledge social issues?

On this episode of G.F.T. Radio we talked about celebrities being obligated to speak out on social issues. Do you believe celebrities have an obligation to the public? Take a listen and leave a comment.

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Posted in Music Mondays

Music Mondays: Sorry

As much as I hear this song in my household with a teenager there, I had to check out this video. I like it and the song! Great job JB!

Posted in Black History, Quotes

Quotes on Black History

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Posted in Black History, Faces Of Our History

Faces of Our History: Claudette Colvin

untitledClaudette Colvin was born on September 5, 1939. Mary Anne & C.P. Colvin adopted Claudette. Mary Anne was a maid and C.P. Colvin moved lawns for a living. Claudette learned a young against that her world was different. She was raised in a poor black neighborhood and saw first hand the struggle of segregation.

Claudette’s friend was put to death after a flirtation with a white girl. Seeing things like that made Claudette aspire to be a lawyer and fight for civil rights.

On March 2, 1955, after boarding a Montgomery Bus her life was set to change. On her way home from school, 15-year-old Claudette refused to give up her seat, and was dragged off the bus and charged with violating segregation laws, misconduct, and resisting arrest.

She was sitting the designated section for color people but due to the bus being crowded she was asked to move. So before you think of Rose Parks, know that Claudette was the first person arrested for disobeying bus segregation.

Claudette was looked at to be the face of the boycott movement, but due to her becoming pregnant it was not offered. Rosa Parks soon became the face of the boycott movement. Claudette did become apart of a lawsuit Browder v. Gayle. She was one of five plaintiffs.

After her case was over and the bus segregation ended, Claudette gave birth to her son Raymond on March 29, 1956. She had a hard time finding jobs so she life Montgomery for New York. After landing in New York, she found a job as a nurse’s aid and worked for 35 years. She has another son, who grew up to be an Accountant in Atlanta.

Claudette spoke of her bus incident to the Montgomery Advertiser, she had this to say:

“I feel very, very proud of what I did. I do feel like what I did was a spark and it caught on.” I’m not disappointed,” Colvin said. “Let the people know Rosa Parks was the right person for the boycott. But also let them know that the attorneys took four other women to the Supreme Court to challenge the law that led to the end of segregation.” via Wiki

She felt disappointed that she never got the recognition she deserved.

Posted in autism, Autism Awareness, Mommy Chronicles, Personal

My Reality

Pardon me as I pull my life back together. I swear these past couple of months have been a test. Yesterday, while at the neurologist office with my son, they laid something on me that I wasn’t ready for. I simply thought my son had language delay but he was diagnosed with Level 2 Autism.

After hearing this news I didn’t know what to think, the doctor explained it to me but I still was in shock. I wondered what did I do wrong and how could I not see this. When I got back to work I did a little research, the type his has is:

  • Childhood disintegrative disorder – This disorder typically affects toddlers and preschoolers. They lose language and social skills and typically have moderate or low functioning levels.

They already lined me up with a social worker who will help me through this whole process and I have contacted my school district and he will be switching schools, but boy was I not ready for this one.

I prayed over him last night while he was sleeping. Asking God to help things work out for him to get him on the right path and help us as we travel down this unfamiliar road. I ask you guys to pray for my family. They said being that we caught it early, he can have a great chance at being a normal kid. He exhibits all the behaviors minus the losing of non verbal communication and the aggression so that’s a plus.