After storming into her apartment early in the morning while she was still in bed, Henrico, VA police tied up 75-year-old Ruth Hunter with zip ties and began grilling her about drug use and storage. Then, realizing that maybe, just maybe, she was not their target, they left for a neighboring apartment — leaving her tied up while their incompetent investigation continued.
So far, the police have done nothing to make amends. “I’m very irritated and angry, he never said I’m sorry, never apologized for having the wrong house…he said you got to get someone to fix that door,” Hunter said.
An Email About the FSU-FAMU Split
First we had the Bill in the Florida Senate rammed through by FSU alumnus John Thrasher to, in effect, racially segregate the FAMU-FSU School of Engineering.Next we had the confiscation of the Leon County Health Department, whose clientele is reportedly 80-90% black, by the FSU College of Medicine which is led by Dean John Fogarty and Senior Associate Dean Alma Littles. This was accompanied by the appointment of Claudia Blackburn (white) as the Director of the Leon County Health Department despite blacks having been banned from that position during the entire 83 years of its existence.This was done with the complicity of Chairman Kristin Dozier and five other members of the Leon County Commission with only Commissioner Bill Proctor opposing what can only be described as a racial insult to the black community.Today, 4/22/2014, the New York Times reports that black freshman undergraduate enrollment at FSU has fallen from 12% in 1995 to 7% in 2011. Although FSU is not the worse, this is a 42 percent decline in black freshman enrollment. (According to Forbes, overall undergraduate enrollment of blacks at FSU is less than 10%.)The message from FSU to the black community appears to be as follows:
- We welcome your black football players, who are overwhelmingly black, as long as we can make money off of them.
- We welcome your black basketball players, as long as we can make money off of them.
- We welcome any other black athletes, as long as we can make money off of them.
- We welcome poor black patients, especially if they have Medicaid and agree to serve as fodder for training FSU medical students who have no legal or financial obligation to give anything back to underserved rural or urban communities when they graduate.
- We have abolished Affirmative Action, but will maintain a Legacy Program that gives preferences to applicants whose parents or even grandparents graduated from FSU. We will do this despite the fact that the first black person was not allowed to graduate from FSU, for racist reasons, until 1965, thereby penalizing those black applicants who are ineligible to participate in the Legacy Program.
- We will establish a Legacy Scholarship that affords FSU’s Legacy applicants an unfair opportunity to receive legacy scholarship aid from the University.
- Black students in the engineering school or anywhere else at FSU will hinder FSU’s ability to become a “preeminent” university.Enough is enough. FSU should just admit that there is a strong sentiment among very powerful people to return to the days of a largely racially segregated institution. With only 7% black freshman enrollment, FSU may well be on the way to becoming just that.
Me and my hunky photographer boyfriend went to the park this weekend :3
We love russian model Flora Kim by Victoria Janashvili
VINTAGE: Grace Jones & Naomi Campbell.