Wednesday, October 28, 2015

My Thoughts about South Carolina Cop Assault at Spring Valley High-

I first saw the video titled assault of Spring Valley High on Facebook.  The video went viral across social media .  When I saw the video I was shocked to see the student slammed down to the floor while still in her desk, dragged across the floor, thrown across the floor, and then handcuff.  Let's not forget the head lock that the police officer put her in while handling her.  Why so much violence toward one child?  At the end of the day, she is still someones child.  Why was her parents not called?  Why did the teacher allow the RSO officer to use such brutal force on this child when it did not appear that she was a threat to him or others? 


As a parent, it's heartening to see your child irregardless of their actions, handled in such a violent way and manner.  According to CNN, the school district is now conducting an investigation into the matter and the office is on administrative leave.  Now, here's my big question did the school district decide to do an investigation into the officer's handling of the situation after the video went viral on social media and got the attention of the media?  Based on the video, one can ask if this could have been handled differently?  Where was the school social worker?  Where was the principal or assistant principal? 


If you received a phone call from the school or even saw the video of your child being treated this way, how would you react and how would you handle the situation?  In my honest opinion, he used excessive force on a child and that should not be tolerated nor accepted behavior.


Today, a radio personality asked his audience if the officer was justified or wrong and I was shocked to hear that some people thought his actions were justified.  Take a look at the video posted on CNN and you tell me if his actions are justified or wrong.  Visit the link  at http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/26/us/south-carolina-spring-valley-high-school-student-video/



Sunday, October 25, 2015

It's important to support Black Independent Films

What it means to support black films? It means a lot to be able to support black films that are independent productions outside of the usual Hollywood productions.   These movies may not be produced by the large movie studio's in Hollywood, but by the small production company with the same vision and dream.  Indpendent films are seen on NetFlix, TVOne, BET, and many on DVD.  They have strong messages, great actors both men and women, showcasing talented of writers, singers, and graphics artists.  Many of  directors visions is to be able to entertain, bring a positive message, and reflect positive roles of black women and men.   Most importantly, the issues addressed are relatable in the black community.  

 

Meanwhile, it's a great accomplishment for many indie films to be selected for Black Film Festivals.  It's an opportunity to share their work, their talents, and their story.  My first film screening was attending that 5th annual Engelwood International Film Festival screening of Man In 3B on Friday, October 23, 2015.  The movie centers around Darryl Graham played by Lamman Rucker, who moves into 3B and all eyes are on him. The movie is filled with drama, love, and mystery.  The story has a twist at the end that will have you shocked.  
 

 
AFter the movie, the co-stars even mingled with the audience for pictures and conversation.  This was a great evening of networking and engaging with some actors,actress, and directors.  An opportunity for you to be inspired to follow your dreams , find your passion, and walk into your purpose.

 
 
 It always niced when you can ask questions from the co-stars from the film about their role. The co-stars in attendance was Brely Evans who plays Connie Mack and Christian Keyes who plays Slim a bad boy, and Trey Haley the director answered questions from the audience after the screening of the movie.





Will you be going to See the movie?   Check out the trailer below and be sure to visit theaters on November 6th.

http://youtu.be/EB1V8IGk2sA.


More information on the cast and film can be found at
http://themanin3b.com/





Tuesday, October 20, 2015

When will the killings stop in Chicago?

When will the killings stop in Chicago?  How can communities take back their streets without stricter gun control?  We all know crime happens everywhere, but it has really gotten out of hand.  According to the Chicago Tribune and 2015 Chicago Murder DNA, track the number of deaths from 2012 to 2015 and it's nerve ending.  Look at these number of deaths as results to shootings:
  • In 2012, there was 509 deaths
  • In 2013, there was 422 deaths
  • In 2014, there was 426 deaths
  • In 2015, there have been 387 deaths as of October.
Now, looking at those numbers you might say, ok that's normal.  No, it's not normal to have people killed and some of these numbers are innocent bystanders, passing by, sitting in their homes, or on their porch.  The year to date shootings in Chicago is 2,410 (Jan-Oct) while the total for 2014 was 2,587 for the entire year.  These numbers are mind blowing as of the last data compiled.  It's really sad that so many shootings are taking place.  A baby was shot a few weeks ago along with the mother and grandmother with the baby being the only survivor from that shooting.  Over the summer many shootings happened but one occurred with over the summer that stands out in my mind is two teens fighting over a boy on Facebook  resulted one shooting the other.  Why, the senseless crimes?




So, the question still remains when will the killings stop in Chicago?  The numbers will go down when the access to getting guns is made harder and better laws that punish those who violate those laws.  Having a better presence of police patrol, but I guess one would have to say that folks will have to feel safe and trust police officers. 




I like the fact that Rappers like Common and other local artists have come together with a song to try to stop the influence of gun violence in Chicago with a campaign to Put the Guns down.  There has to be a better way to get control of gun violence ont he streets of Chicago. 


Too many innocent lives are being taken.  What other resolutions do you think can be implemented?







Sources of Data:
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/2015-chicago-murders/timeline?mon=1
The data was gathered from http://crime.chicagotribune.com/chicago/shootings


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Blind Spot-New NBC Show Review

One of my favorite new shows on NBC is Blind Spot and it's a production of Warner Bros..  It's a about a woman whose entire body is cover in tattos and her memory was erased.  Each tattoo on her body represents a clue for a crime and a piece of the puzzle into her life. 


What would you do if someone erased your memory and put tattoo's all over your body and dropped you off in the middle of downtown in a bag?  You have no identity to inform anyone who you are or where you came from.  However, you have one name tattooed on your back to an FBI agent.  Since premier week September 21st, I have been locked in and tuned into this show.  Each week has been intense and pulls you into the story hoping that Jane Doe discovers who she is while working closely with agent Weller and his team. 


The cast line up is unique and talented.  The cast includes Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Marianne-Jean-Baptiste, Rob Brown, Audrey Espraza, Ukweli Roach, and Ashley Johnson.  There is great chemistry amount this dynamic cast. 




Have you seen Blind Spot on Monday nights on NBC?


http://www.nbc.com/blindspot/video


Photo Credits & Source:  Getty Images  & http://www.nbc.com/blindspot
 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Welcome To October

Welcome to October.  It's a great month and the leaves will be changing colors soon and the weather getting cooler.  Are you ready?  The biggest holidays of the year are just around the corner. 
Photo Source:  Pinterest

What's happening in the month of October?


 It's Breast Cancer awareness month so please make sure you take a loved one sister, mother, friend, cousin, or aunt to get her mammogram.  Early detection is key and it can save your life.  Let's save a life with early detection.  #BreastCancerAwareness



Photo Source: Pinterest



It's the last quarter of 2015 and there is still a lot to do for the last three months of the year.  This is the time that we ask our selves a couple questions about our blog platform.
  1. What has our audience enjoyed reading thus far in 2015?
  2. What will make us stand out from all the other blogs?
  3. How can we make our blog platform better in 2016 for our audience?
For the month of September, our top blog articles that got the most views in order are as follows:
  1. War room Movie Review
  2. The Perfect Guy Movie Review
  3. How to identify Soul Mate?
  4. Are you ready for September Premiers?
  5. Minority Report TV show recap/review
The top five countries where our audience keeps coming back and I am very thankful for your continued support.
  1. United States
  2. Russia
  3. Sweden
  4. Germany
  5. Ukranine  
As I sit back an evaluate how to make Sistah's Blog Chronicles better, I like to leave you with this Sunday motivation.  You have a purpose in this life and it's up to you to believe in your dreams.  Take the leap of faith and trust God with your hearts desire.  It's time to take the first steps and live the life you were destined to live.

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