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Child Support, Fail, and Jail: Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3 Million in App That Combats Mass Incarceration @balleralert Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3 Million in App That Combats Mass Incarceration-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Jay-Z and Roc Nation will reportedly make a $3 million investment in an app called Promise, that combats mass incarceration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the website, the app was created by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins and Diana Frappier to “get people out of jail and provide ongoing support and supervision to help keep them out.” The hope is that the platform will exist as an alternative to incarcerating individuals who cannot afford bail or who miss court dates by mistake. It will provide services to users that will help them log upcoming court dates, counseling appointments, and drug tests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When it comes to rehabilitation, Promise plans to provide programs to users that assist with job training and getting information about housing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As a rapper, Jay-Z has used his platform to consistently speak about how the jail system is designed to fail those of low class and people of color. Last year the rapper wrote an opinion piece on Father’s Day about the exploitative bail industry. For many individuals, they are jailed due to their inability to afford bail, despite not being convicted of crimes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ During an interview with TechCrunch, Ellis-Lamkins spoke on the small infractions that lead to many people of color ending up behind bars. “People are going to jail because they look at a piece of paper and misread it, or are going to jail because they can’t afford a class because they’re instead paying child support. If we’re putting people in jail because they’re poor, brown or black, we’re spending money the wrong way.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “We are increasingly alarmed by the injustice in our criminal justice system,” Jay-Z said in a statement confirming his involvement with the app. “Money, time and lives are wasted with the current policies. It’s time for an innovative and progressive technology that offers sustainable solutions to tough problems. Promise’s team, led by Phaedra, is building an app that can help provide ‘liberty and justice for all’ to millions.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Child Support, Fail, and Jail: Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3
 Million in App That Combats Mass
 Incarceration
 @balleralert
Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3 Million in App That Combats Mass Incarceration-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Jay-Z and Roc Nation will reportedly make a $3 million investment in an app called Promise, that combats mass incarceration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the website, the app was created by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins and Diana Frappier to “get people out of jail and provide ongoing support and supervision to help keep them out.” The hope is that the platform will exist as an alternative to incarcerating individuals who cannot afford bail or who miss court dates by mistake. It will provide services to users that will help them log upcoming court dates, counseling appointments, and drug tests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When it comes to rehabilitation, Promise plans to provide programs to users that assist with job training and getting information about housing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As a rapper, Jay-Z has used his platform to consistently speak about how the jail system is designed to fail those of low class and people of color. Last year the rapper wrote an opinion piece on Father’s Day about the exploitative bail industry. For many individuals, they are jailed due to their inability to afford bail, despite not being convicted of crimes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ During an interview with TechCrunch, Ellis-Lamkins spoke on the small infractions that lead to many people of color ending up behind bars. “People are going to jail because they look at a piece of paper and misread it, or are going to jail because they can’t afford a class because they’re instead paying child support. If we’re putting people in jail because they’re poor, brown or black, we’re spending money the wrong way.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “We are increasingly alarmed by the injustice in our criminal justice system,” Jay-Z said in a statement confirming his involvement with the app. “Money, time and lives are wasted with the current policies. It’s time for an innovative and progressive technology that offers sustainable solutions to tough problems. Promise’s team, led by Phaedra, is building an app that can help provide ‘liberty and justice for all’ to millions.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀

Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3 Million in App That Combats Mass Incarceration-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Jay-Z and Roc Nation ...

Kim Jong-Un, Memes, and News: WORLD NEWS DENUCLEARIZATION Mar 06 | South Korean delegates report North Korea is willing to begin negotiations with the U.S. regarding denuclearization of their weapons. South Korean delegates report that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is willing to begin negotiations with the United States in regards to their nuclear missile programs. In a statement released today by South Korean president Moon Jae-in, North Korea “clearly stated its willingness to denuclearize. It made it clear that it would have no reason to keep nuclear weapons if the military threat to the North was eliminated and its security granted.” This would be the first time that Kim Jong-un has indicated any willingness to discuss giving up nuclear weapons in return for guaranteed security from the United States. South Korean delegates also report the North would suspend their nuclear and missile tests while engaging in these theoretical ‘talks.’ ___ The statement delivered by South Korea does not indicate if the North would be stopping their nuclear missile programs anytime soon. President Trump reacted by calling this “possible progress” but warned that it may also be a “false hope.” President Moon’s national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said he will be delivering additional messages from Mr. Kim to the Trump administration that he cannot reveal to the public. The South Korean delegates are due to meet with the United States soon. __ Photo: STR - AFP via Getty Images
Kim Jong-Un, Memes, and News: WORLD NEWS
 DENUCLEARIZATION
 Mar 06 | South Korean delegates report
 North Korea is willing to begin
 negotiations with the U.S. regarding
 denuclearization of their weapons.
South Korean delegates report that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is willing to begin negotiations with the United States in regards to their nuclear missile programs. In a statement released today by South Korean president Moon Jae-in, North Korea “clearly stated its willingness to denuclearize. It made it clear that it would have no reason to keep nuclear weapons if the military threat to the North was eliminated and its security granted.” This would be the first time that Kim Jong-un has indicated any willingness to discuss giving up nuclear weapons in return for guaranteed security from the United States. South Korean delegates also report the North would suspend their nuclear and missile tests while engaging in these theoretical ‘talks.’ ___ The statement delivered by South Korea does not indicate if the North would be stopping their nuclear missile programs anytime soon. President Trump reacted by calling this “possible progress” but warned that it may also be a “false hope.” President Moon’s national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said he will be delivering additional messages from Mr. Kim to the Trump administration that he cannot reveal to the public. The South Korean delegates are due to meet with the United States soon. __ Photo: STR - AFP via Getty Images

South Korean delegates report that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is willing to begin negotiations with the United States in regards to the...

Africa, Black History Month, and Community: Petition Asks Marvel to Invest 25% of "Black Panther" Profits into the Black Community @balleralert Petition Asks Marvel to Invest 25% of “Black Panther” Profits into the Black Community-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, “Black Panther” is expected to break some box office records and bring in millions. But now a petition has begun to have part of the profits be invested in the Black community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A petition on Change.org is asking Marvel to invest 25 percent of the profits into Black communities. Creator of the petition, Chaz Gormley wrote, "Through a clever, well-manufactured marketing campaign Marvel Studios and their parent company The Walt Disney Company have targeted the Black community with their advertisements for the upcoming Black Panther film, due to release on February 16, 2018. As marginalized groups have become more vocal, corporations and their savvy public relations departments have turned to catering to these groups - to turn a profit - and this film by Marvel Studios is no different." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Gormley also notes Marvel’s obvious appeals to the black community such as the film being released during Black History Month and Gil Scott-Heron's ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ playing in the film's initial trailer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The petition is asking those in the Black community to regain their power and demand that Marvel and its parent company, Disney, invest profits back into the community that is most connected with the film and have been faced with “police brutality and substandard living conditions." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "You have the ability to not only be entertained but to leave the theater in February knowing that a portion of your money will be coming back into your community" Gormley adds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "To not only go see a film about a fictitious country in Africa with advanced technology but the opportunity to invest in programs which focus on the fields - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - that make such advancements possible, in real life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do you think about this idea?
Africa, Black History Month, and Community: Petition Asks Marvel to Invest 25% of
 "Black Panther" Profits into the Black
 Community
 @balleralert
Petition Asks Marvel to Invest 25% of “Black Panther” Profits into the Black Community-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, “Black Panther” is expected to break some box office records and bring in millions. But now a petition has begun to have part of the profits be invested in the Black community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A petition on Change.org is asking Marvel to invest 25 percent of the profits into Black communities. Creator of the petition, Chaz Gormley wrote, "Through a clever, well-manufactured marketing campaign Marvel Studios and their parent company The Walt Disney Company have targeted the Black community with their advertisements for the upcoming Black Panther film, due to release on February 16, 2018. As marginalized groups have become more vocal, corporations and their savvy public relations departments have turned to catering to these groups - to turn a profit - and this film by Marvel Studios is no different." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Gormley also notes Marvel’s obvious appeals to the black community such as the film being released during Black History Month and Gil Scott-Heron's ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ playing in the film's initial trailer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The petition is asking those in the Black community to regain their power and demand that Marvel and its parent company, Disney, invest profits back into the community that is most connected with the film and have been faced with “police brutality and substandard living conditions." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "You have the ability to not only be entertained but to leave the theater in February knowing that a portion of your money will be coming back into your community" Gormley adds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "To not only go see a film about a fictitious country in Africa with advanced technology but the opportunity to invest in programs which focus on the fields - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - that make such advancements possible, in real life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do you think about this idea?

Petition Asks Marvel to Invest 25% of “Black Panther” Profits into the Black Community-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As one of the m...

Bad, cnn.com, and Fall: "Jeopardy!" Host On Medical Leave After Brain Surgery For Blood Clots @balleralert (ツ “Jeopardy!" Host On Medical Leave After Brain Surgery For Blood Clots - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, “Jeopardy!" production team announced that its longtime host, AlexTrebek will be taking a medical leave to recover from blood clots on his brain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to CNN, Trebek was diagnosed with a condition that stemmed from a bad fall that occurred two months prior. At the time, he underwent surgery and has since been recovering. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “After two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery," Trebek said in a video. "The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more 'Jeopardy!' programs very, very soon!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Trebek is recovering well, experts say a subdural hematoma is “among the deadliest head injuries of all time.” With the blood clot resting on the brain, underneath the outer surface, it could fill the brain and become fatal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, Trebek is “expected to make a full and complete recovery," the game show site revealed, adding that the show tapes months in advance so the broadcast schedule will not be affected.
Bad, cnn.com, and Fall: "Jeopardy!" Host On Medical Leave
 After Brain Surgery For Blood Clots
 @balleralert
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“Jeopardy!" Host On Medical Leave After Brain Surgery For Blood Clots - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, “Jeopardy!" production team announced that its longtime host, AlexTrebek will be taking a medical leave to recover from blood clots on his brain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to CNN, Trebek was diagnosed with a condition that stemmed from a bad fall that occurred two months prior. At the time, he underwent surgery and has since been recovering. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “After two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery," Trebek said in a video. "The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more 'Jeopardy!' programs very, very soon!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Trebek is recovering well, experts say a subdural hematoma is “among the deadliest head injuries of all time.” With the blood clot resting on the brain, underneath the outer surface, it could fill the brain and become fatal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, Trebek is “expected to make a full and complete recovery," the game show site revealed, adding that the show tapes months in advance so the broadcast schedule will not be affected.

“Jeopardy!" Host On Medical Leave After Brain Surgery For Blood Clots - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, “Jeopardy!" produc...

Fresh, Funny, and Life: SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ARE NOT GIFTED THEY JUST WORK HARD AND THEN SUCCEED ON PURPOSE.. MILLIONAIRE MENTOR Funny thing is, American society is obsessed with the concept of giftedness. Did you know that?We test our kids to determine if they’re gifted, then put them in specialized educational programs designed to maximize their giftedness. We search for prodigies and follow them as celebrities. We search our successful entrepreneurial heroes for their giftedness, and then look to replicate their special qualities. Let’s get more educated: 🤔 What does it mean to be gifted? In general, being “gifted” means having intellectual abilities well above the average. People who are considered gifted often have better pattern recognition skills than average, which can make them better equipped to take a fresh approach to problems or recognize an opportunity on the horizon. - What truly creates success? There’s a popular quote from G. K. Nielsen that says, “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, and then succeed on purpose.” Successful entrepreneurs are those who work harder, longer, and smarter than those around them. They recognize success in those that work with them, and plan for both long and short term problems and successes. They make life much more interesting for everyone and surround themselves with quirky things. - While intellectual or interpersonal gifts might help a person succeed at business, there’s no way to succeed in business without serious, intense, ongoing effort. Running a business takes intelligence, perseverance, the ability to wear many different hats and juggle a variety of priorities. 🔥 What do you guys think? Are successful people gifted or they just work hard? Leave a comment below! - gifted success hardwork millionairementor
Fresh, Funny, and Life: SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ARE NOT GIFTED
 THEY JUST WORK HARD AND THEN
 SUCCEED ON PURPOSE..
 MILLIONAIRE MENTOR
Funny thing is, American society is obsessed with the concept of giftedness. Did you know that?We test our kids to determine if they’re gifted, then put them in specialized educational programs designed to maximize their giftedness. We search for prodigies and follow them as celebrities. We search our successful entrepreneurial heroes for their giftedness, and then look to replicate their special qualities. Let’s get more educated: 🤔 What does it mean to be gifted? In general, being “gifted” means having intellectual abilities well above the average. People who are considered gifted often have better pattern recognition skills than average, which can make them better equipped to take a fresh approach to problems or recognize an opportunity on the horizon. - What truly creates success? There’s a popular quote from G. K. Nielsen that says, “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, and then succeed on purpose.” Successful entrepreneurs are those who work harder, longer, and smarter than those around them. They recognize success in those that work with them, and plan for both long and short term problems and successes. They make life much more interesting for everyone and surround themselves with quirky things. - While intellectual or interpersonal gifts might help a person succeed at business, there’s no way to succeed in business without serious, intense, ongoing effort. Running a business takes intelligence, perseverance, the ability to wear many different hats and juggle a variety of priorities. 🔥 What do you guys think? Are successful people gifted or they just work hard? Leave a comment below! - gifted success hardwork millionairementor

Funny thing is, American society is obsessed with the concept of giftedness. Did you know that?We test our kids to determine if they’re gift...

America, Children, and Fall: Girls Can Now Join Boy Scouts of America @balleralert Girls Can Now Join Boy Scouts of America-Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's official, girls will now be allowed to join Boy Scouts of America. This unanimous decision made by the board will also create the opportunity for older girls to earn the highest honor of being an Eagle Scout. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Wednesday the organization said, "The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls," Boy Scouts of America said in a statement. "[T]he organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who've never been involved in Scouting - to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With families dealing with more hectic schedules than ever before, BSA says the goal is to also help out parents and their busy lives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a statement BSA said, "Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. Most are dual-earners and there are more single-parent households than ever before, making convenient programs that serve the whole family more appealing." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For those who say, "Well, there's Girls Scouts," this is true. However, the highest honor you can receive is the "Gold Award" which isn't as notable as BSA's Eagle Scout title. In addition, being an Eagle Scout can provide long-term advantages professionally and educationally.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The big news just so happened to fall on International Day of the Girl, which celebrates and prompts the conversation of equal opportunities for young women around the world.
America, Children, and Fall: Girls Can Now Join Boy
 Scouts of America
 @balleralert
Girls Can Now Join Boy Scouts of America-Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's official, girls will now be allowed to join Boy Scouts of America. This unanimous decision made by the board will also create the opportunity for older girls to earn the highest honor of being an Eagle Scout. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Wednesday the organization said, "The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls," Boy Scouts of America said in a statement. "[T]he organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who've never been involved in Scouting - to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With families dealing with more hectic schedules than ever before, BSA says the goal is to also help out parents and their busy lives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a statement BSA said, "Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. Most are dual-earners and there are more single-parent households than ever before, making convenient programs that serve the whole family more appealing." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For those who say, "Well, there's Girls Scouts," this is true. However, the highest honor you can receive is the "Gold Award" which isn't as notable as BSA's Eagle Scout title. In addition, being an Eagle Scout can provide long-term advantages professionally and educationally.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The big news just so happened to fall on International Day of the Girl, which celebrates and prompts the conversation of equal opportunities for young women around the world.

Girls Can Now Join Boy Scouts of America-Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's official, girls will now be allowed to join Boy Sc...

Anaconda, Colin Kaepernick, and Donald Trump: Colin Kaepernick Pledges $25,000 To DACA Program and Immigrant Youth@balleralert ETWORK L OF Colin Kaepernick Pledges $25,000 To DACA Program and Immigrant Youth- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ColinKaepernick is continuing his philanthropic efforts despite his blackballing from the NFL. Last year, the former SanFrancisco quarterback pledged $1,000,000 to organizations and programs that aid communities in police brutality, social injustice and systemic racism. $25,000 is now being allotted for immigrant youth and the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals ( DACA) program. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Weeks ago with the aid of Jeff Sessions, 45 (Donald Trump) announced that he would end the program that would affect 800,000 individuals. As a result, Kaepernick announced that 25% of his $100,000 monthly donations going toward DACA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In partnership with the United We Dream, $10,000 will help with travel while another $10,000 will help with upcoming events. The remaining $5,000 will go towards text services for the network's 100,000 members. ballerificcharity
Anaconda, Colin Kaepernick, and Donald Trump: Colin Kaepernick Pledges $25,000
 To DACA Program and Immigrant
 Youth@balleralert
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Colin Kaepernick Pledges $25,000 To DACA Program and Immigrant Youth- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ColinKaepernick is continuing his philanthropic efforts despite his blackballing from the NFL. Last year, the former SanFrancisco quarterback pledged $1,000,000 to organizations and programs that aid communities in police brutality, social injustice and systemic racism. $25,000 is now being allotted for immigrant youth and the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals ( DACA) program. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Weeks ago with the aid of Jeff Sessions, 45 (Donald Trump) announced that he would end the program that would affect 800,000 individuals. As a result, Kaepernick announced that 25% of his $100,000 monthly donations going toward DACA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In partnership with the United We Dream, $10,000 will help with travel while another $10,000 will help with upcoming events. The remaining $5,000 will go towards text services for the network's 100,000 members. ballerificcharity

Colin Kaepernick Pledges $25,000 To DACA Program and Immigrant Youth- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ColinKaepernic...

Abc, America, and Children: New York and Washington Threaten to Sue Trump for the Termination of DACA @balleralert New York and Washington Threaten to Sue Trump for the Termination of DACA-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Attorney generals from both NewYork and Washington have threatened to sue the WhiteHouse amid Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ABC reports that Attorney Generals Bob Ferguson of Washington and Eric Schneiderman of New York issued statements Monday concerning the matter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Ending this policy represents an assault on the values that built this state and this nation. The president’s action would upend the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people who have only ever called America their home, including roughly 42,000 New Yorkers,” Schneiderman said in a statement along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “It will rip families apart, sow havoc in our communities and force innocent people — our neighbors, our friend, and our relatives — to live in fear.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “If President Trump follows through on his reported decision to cancel DACA after a six-month delay, the Washington Attorney General’s Office will file suit to halt this cruel and illegal policy and defend DACA recipients,” Ferguson said in his statement. “We have been working closely with legal teams around the country, and we expect to be joined by other states in this action.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ DACA was a program started in 2012 by the Obama administration. The program allows certain unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, to apply for deferred action on deportation and for work permits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ferguson has taken legal action against the Trump administration before. He was one of the first state attorneys general to pursue legal action against the travel ban Trump tried to implement earlier this year.
Abc, America, and Children: New York and Washington Threaten to
 Sue Trump for the Termination of DACA
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New York and Washington Threaten to Sue Trump for the Termination of DACA-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Attorney generals from both NewYork and Washington have threatened to sue the WhiteHouse amid Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ABC reports that Attorney Generals Bob Ferguson of Washington and Eric Schneiderman of New York issued statements Monday concerning the matter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Ending this policy represents an assault on the values that built this state and this nation. The president’s action would upend the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people who have only ever called America their home, including roughly 42,000 New Yorkers,” Schneiderman said in a statement along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “It will rip families apart, sow havoc in our communities and force innocent people — our neighbors, our friend, and our relatives — to live in fear.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “If President Trump follows through on his reported decision to cancel DACA after a six-month delay, the Washington Attorney General’s Office will file suit to halt this cruel and illegal policy and defend DACA recipients,” Ferguson said in his statement. “We have been working closely with legal teams around the country, and we expect to be joined by other states in this action.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ DACA was a program started in 2012 by the Obama administration. The program allows certain unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, to apply for deferred action on deportation and for work permits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ferguson has taken legal action against the Trump administration before. He was one of the first state attorneys general to pursue legal action against the travel ban Trump tried to implement earlier this year.

New York and Washington Threaten to Sue Trump for the Termination of DACA-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Attorney generals from both ...

College, Community, and Memes: Black Girl Magic! Atlanta Teen Becomes Youngest to Attend University of West Georgia At The Age of 13 @balleralert Black Girl Magic! Atlanta Teen Becomes Youngest to Attend University of West Georgia At The Age of 13 - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A 13-year-old Atlanta teen is exemplifying black girl magic to the highest degree. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, KimoraHudson has just made history in becoming the youngest student to attend the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hudson enrolled into the university's Move On When Ready-Dual Enrollment program to receive college credit that will classify her as a college junior after graduation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’ve always raised my hand first in class. That just felt normal to me. But when I started getting accepted into really advanced educational programs, I started thinking, ‘OK, I’m really smart,’” she told the AJC, revealing that she's just "doing what comes natural.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Hudson has a few years before college graduation, she plans to go into the science field to become either a marine biologist, veterinarian, surgeon or psychologist. Despite the major she chooses for her education, she wants to continue to be an example for young women, specifically young black women. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "People are so afraid to go out and try new things. I want to help bring a community together for young black women,” Kimora said. “I want to be an advocate for people who step out the box and express themselves. I’m going to keep going.”
College, Community, and Memes: Black Girl Magic! Atlanta Teen Becomes
 Youngest to Attend University of West
 Georgia At The Age of 13
 @balleralert
Black Girl Magic! Atlanta Teen Becomes Youngest to Attend University of West Georgia At The Age of 13 - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A 13-year-old Atlanta teen is exemplifying black girl magic to the highest degree. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, KimoraHudson has just made history in becoming the youngest student to attend the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hudson enrolled into the university's Move On When Ready-Dual Enrollment program to receive college credit that will classify her as a college junior after graduation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’ve always raised my hand first in class. That just felt normal to me. But when I started getting accepted into really advanced educational programs, I started thinking, ‘OK, I’m really smart,’” she told the AJC, revealing that she's just "doing what comes natural.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Hudson has a few years before college graduation, she plans to go into the science field to become either a marine biologist, veterinarian, surgeon or psychologist. Despite the major she chooses for her education, she wants to continue to be an example for young women, specifically young black women. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "People are so afraid to go out and try new things. I want to help bring a community together for young black women,” Kimora said. “I want to be an advocate for people who step out the box and express themselves. I’m going to keep going.”

Black Girl Magic! Atlanta Teen Becomes Youngest to Attend University of West Georgia At The Age of 13 - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A 13-ye...