Social issues

Teen killed after girl sneaks him into home and her father mistakes him for intruder

Two families have been changed for the worst. Talk with your children about this article and ask “Is a few minutes of fun worth the risk?” Following the family’s barking dog to the guest bedroom, Fulton warned that he was armed and asked Middleton to identify himself. That’s when Middleton tried to run out of …

Don’t let Trump fool you: rightwing populism is the new normal – video | Opinion | The Guardian

The political success of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is not uniquely American, argues Gary Younge Source: Don’t let Trump fool you: rightwing populism is the new normal – video | Opinion | The Guardian I discovered this video while browsing Facebook. I immediately felt compelled to share it on CBP. Gary Younge eloquently explains …

Teens dead after drinking ‘Dewshine’ mix of racing fuel and Mountain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A poison control official says two Tennessee teens are dead after drinking a mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew, and two others were sickened by the mixture they called I don’t know who would voluntarily drink this. I’ve always taught my children, “Don’t drink the punch at parties.” Please share this …

CBP Social Issues: Gilbert Arenas Slammed for ‘Repugnant’ Posts on WNBA – NBC News

Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas has been slammed by fans and officials alike for several “repugnant” Instagram posts insulting WNBA players. Source: Gilbert Arenas Slammed for ‘Repugnant’ Instagram Posts on WNBA – NBC News So Agent Zero, aka Sneaker King, aka Two Guns, aka Phat Contract, aka Still getting paid, aka OG Low Tops, said …

A Comment on Race Relations in the US (for what it’s worth)

Hi Chris Burns – As I may have told you before, my personal “civil rights” credentials run deep, all the way back to marches in Washington in the late 50’s and early 60’s before MLK was in the picture, fund-raising for the original Freedom Riders, etc. Also, I went to a “progessive” highschool on 110th …

Is Standardized Testing an Accurate Measure of Job Performance?

When I was in school, the California Achievement Test (CAT) was the gold standard for testing in the Memphis City Schools System. There were one or two more tests after that.  Then the controversial TCAP became the barometer for student progress. TCAP is now being replaced with an even more controversial successor. Standardized testing is …

Black lives don’t matter, but Black dollars do. – Culture, Race & Economy Discussion Forum – Cynique’s Corner – AALBC.com’s Discussion Boards

Source: Black lives don’t matter, but Black dollars do. – Culture, Race & Economy Discussion Forum – Cynique’s Corner – AALBC.com’s Discussion Boards We have continued this discussion in light of all of the things taking place. The discussion turned to how the small step of removing the flag is progress. I introduced the idea …