Taking children and how the system “profits off of pain”

Taking children and how the system “profits off of pain”

Foster Care as Punishment: The New Reality of ‘Jane Crow’ Maisha Joefield briefly lost custody of a child who wandered away while she was taking a bath. By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG JULY 21, 2017- nytimes.com Maisha Joefield thought she was getting by pretty well as a young single mother in Brooklyn, splurging on her daughter, Deja, even though money was tight. When Deja was a baby, she bought her Luvs instead of generic diapers when she could. When her daughter got a little older, Ms. Joefield outfitted the bedroom in their apartment with a princess bed for Deja, while she slept on a pullout couch. She had family around, too. Though she had broken up with Deja’s father, they spent holidays and vacations together for Deja’s sake. Ms. Joefield’s grandmother lived across the street, and Deja knew she could always go to her great-grandmother’s apartment in an emergency. One night, exhausted, Ms. Joefield put Deja to bed, and plopped into a bath with her headphones on. “By the time I come out, I’m looking, I don’t see my child,” said Ms. Joefield, who began frantically searching the building. Deja, who was 5, had indeed headed for the grandmother’s house when she couldn’t find her mother, but the next thing Ms. Joefield knew, it was a police matter. “I’m thinking, I’ll explain to them what happened, and I’ll get my child,” Ms. Joefield said. For most parents, this scenario might be a panic-inducing, but hardly insurmountable, hiccup in the long trial of raising a child. Yet for Ms. Joefield and women in her circumstances — living in poor...
NAACP issues Travel Advisory for African Americans thinking about going to Missouri

NAACP issues Travel Advisory for African Americans thinking about going to Missouri

NAACP Warns Minorities, Women Heading To Missouri: ‘They May Not Be Safe’ Taryn Finley,HuffPost 8 hours ago NAACP delegates have approved a travel advisory warning marginalized groups that “they may not be safe” if they go to Missouri because their civil rights are likely to be violated. The delegates voted Wednesday to nationally adopt the advisory, which was put in place statewide in June, according to the Springfield News-Leader. The advisory ― directed at people of color, women, people who identify as LGBTQ and those with disabilities ― cites recent legislation signed by Gov. Eric Greitens (R) that makes it even more difficult to sue for housing or employment discrimination. NAACP Springfield chapter President Cheryl Clay and other chapter members emphasized that this is not a boycott, but a warning and a response to the legislation. “Our ongoing issues of racial profiling, discrimination, harassment and excess violence towards people of color have been further exacerbated by the passage and signing of [Senate Bill] 43,” Clay said in a statement to the News-Leader. “Not all the communities have the desire or the will to do the right thing for people in their community,” Clay added. “Thus, this is why Missouri has earned the travel advisory for the whole state.” In addition to the bill, the advisory condemns the state for a number of issues dating back to the Missouri Compromise of 1819. Those include “racial and ethnic disparities in education, health, economic empowerment and criminal justice,” a “long history” of racial violence and harassment, and recent data that shows black drivers were 75 percent more likely to be pulled over by cops than...
UIN top cable box and FireStick with launch of android 4K UIN Smart Box

UIN top cable box and FireStick with launch of android 4K UIN Smart Box

UIN has launched its feature rich android streaming TV device called the UIN Smart Box *African American owned and operated UIN (Urban Information Network) was among a hand full of high tech companies that recently met with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in Detroit in March. After getting clarity on various issues and regulations, UIN has launched its feature rich android streaming TV device called the UIN Smart Box. It gives customers more control and more choices of what they can watch on TV. It also saves users a tremendous amount of money by reducing or eliminating their cable bill, and allowing consumers the ability to buy and own their box rather than pay every month for life with the cable companies. While current streaming devices like Amazon Firestick, Roku, and Google Chromecast offer standard apps, the UIN Smart Box offers the standard apps plus a unique pre-installed app of value that includes churches, radio networks and cultural institutions particular to local cities. As of now, the UIN Smart Box is the only streaming device that offers this!   As UIN grows and expands, they plan to train and pay good wages for young people from each community to program, install and maintain the boxes. With this high-tech cutting-edge product, UIN, America’s oldest operating Internet TV network is poised to emerge as a major player in the new and growing industry . The UIN Subscription service offer programming on news , entertainment and culture… and Black history that you will find nowhere else! To watch a short video about the UIN Smart Box, visit: https://s3.amazonaws.com/uin-advertisments/box-ad-aaa.mp4 To place an order for...
High tech/low income; Amazon to start accepting food stamps online

High tech/low income; Amazon to start accepting food stamps online

Amazon is among seven grocers selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to test online grocery ordering and payment using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. Amazon will accept online food stamp orders in Maryland, New York and New Jersey as part of the program. The two-year trial begins this summer and covers seven states, mostly on the East Coast. Safeway is the only grocer in the trial that will accept online food stamp orders and purchases on the West Coast, with Washington and Oregon as part of its program. Amazon responded to the news with the following statement: “Amazon is excited to participate in the USDA SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot. We are committed to making food accessible through online grocery shopping, offering all customers the lowest prices possible. Amazon’s selection and competitive pricing can improve the grocery shopping experience for SNAP participants while helping them extend their benefits further.” Amazon’s grocery delivery service AmazonFresh requires shoppers to be Prime members, a program that costs $99 per year or $10.99 per month. Tack on an additional $14.99 per month for AmazonFresh — a recent change from a $299 annual fee — and a $9.99 fee for deliveries under $40, and Amazon could become a pricey proposition for food stamp recipients, who are not allowed to use their benefits on delivery and service charges. Amazon has not said whether shoppers at its future drive-up grocery stores will need to be Prime members or how the pricing structure will work. Amazon is under construction and getting close to opening its first drive-up grocery stores in Seattle, with one in the Ballard neighborhood and...
Negro Mentality; How other people define who we are to ourselves and the world

Negro Mentality; How other people define who we are to ourselves and the world

Note from UIN:  As President Trump visits Poland this week. This article published in 2014 references a comment by a Polish official speaking of Poland’s relationship with the US. In this fascinating article, the author attempts to explain what the official meant when he said Poland has a “Negro Mentality”.Please note that the word mentioned Moor (Black African who conquered Spain and brought education to White people in Europe)which is the word that was  once used to describe all Africans. Today it is spelled More, Moore, Muir Morris, Morman, Moreno, Morales, Bomorito; you get the picture.Also, the word Slave did not originally apply to Black people. The word slave comes from the word slav which is a white eastern European.  The “e” was added when they made Africans slavs. As Black media is closing shop or being bought by Hispanics, why are our leaders and politicians  not speaking out. Do they  have the Negro Mentality? This is what happens when you don’t control your media.  “Blowjobs,” “F***-Ups” and the “Negro Mentality”: Polish Politics Behind the Curtain   Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski. [Source: Agencja Gazeta] By Stanley BillA series of explosive tape recordings involving senior members of the government has recently rocked Poland, lifting the lid on unseemly backroom negotiations and potentially damaging relations with key allies. In one of the recorded conversations, Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski characterizes Poland as the imprudent giver of unreciprocated blowjobs to the United States and derides Poles for their “negro mentality.” What has happened to the “new Poland”? Who released the tapes and why? The reputation of Poland’s political class has never been high among its citizens, but the last few...