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4 possible reasons 501 DC girls are missing since January 2017

dcmissinggirl2017Is it true when young black girls go missing, they are runaways? The sterotype is messed up considering it seems as if saving our young black girls do not matter. After all, black lives matter, right? Sure, it doesn’t seem to be the case. 501 of black and Latina girls have been missing since the beginning of 2017 in the state of District of Columbia; these cases are just starting to become public. Investigations are now starting considering that the people are demanding answers. The majority of the publicity his coming from social media.

So far, only 22 cases are open by the Metropolitan Police Department. Considering that the number of missing children in DC have been around 2,000ish from 2014 to 2016, it doesn’t explain how vast these cases are now. It is very strange how a amber alert was not sent out when these girls went missing. Is it because they are of color, officials do not know which vehicle they were in when taken, or is it because they’re not white? The questions continue to rise as the situation becomes critical; the black community is very worried for these kids lives, especially being that they are from 10 years to 16 years of age. DC have a huge minority population of only 48% blacks.

It is said that police spokeswoman Karimah Bilsal stated that all of the missing teens that are missing left on their own. My question is, “how the hell did she come up with that conclusion”? I understand that children sometimes run away, but we’re talking about over 400 children since January 2017 and it’s now the end of March 2017. You mean to tell me that DC is so bad and there are so many unfit parents that are abusing their own kids, or their kids are experiencing major issues that they decided to run away? Um, something definitely doesn’t seem right. Assuming these kids are run aways is the wrong approach, because these are people’s kids, grandkids, and nieces, etc. They need to be found.

amberalertdcmissingchildrenApparently, people under the age of 15 and over the age of 65 are considered a critical missing person. According to the Department of justice, a certain amount of standards have to be met in order for a child to have a amber alert, and they are:

  1. They have to believe that the child is abducted
  2. They have to believe that the child is in danger or death
  3. There is enough description about how the child became missing
  4. The missing child is age 17 or younger
  5. The child name is  entered in the National Crime Information Center

As you can see, one and two are complete bullshit, simply because “they have to believe”. Honestly, believing is not “facts” so therefore, in order for the information to become facts, you must first at least try to inform others first and see what it is. Regardless if the child ran away or not, if a parent doesn’t know where their child is, a amber alert is very necessary.

4 (Four) Possible Reasons Why These DC Girls are Missing

  • The obvious, human trafficking. Whether it is sex, labor, or organ, 600,000 to 800,000 of children, men and women are sold and bought every year.

Below you will find how much your body parts are worth:

Kidney, $262,000 in the U.S., $62,000 in China, $15,000 in India.

Liver, $157,000.

Heart, $119,000.

Small intestine, $2,519.

Pair of eyeballs, $1,525.

Coronary artery, $1,525.

Gallbladder, $1,219.

Skull with teeth, $1,200.

Scalp, $607.

Spleen, $508.

Stomach, $508.

Hand and forearm, $385.

Pint of blood, $337 in the U.S., just $25 in India.

Skin, $10 per square inch.

 

  • Donald Trump assign cops – This may shock you that I said it, but it’s very much possible, especially being that it’s in DC and he’s racist.
  • They ran away

There are some cases where the child is found at a friend house, however, it is unlikely that all of them would be. So, find our missing black children Now!

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A Stutterer’s Expression

Stutter Short Film 2016
Stutter Short Film 2016

Finally! A stuttering awareness movie that get’s recognized. I may be a little late speaking about the Stutterer, the movie that won best short action film on the Oscars, and believe me when I tell you that I didn’t even watch the Oscars, but when I heard about it, I had to watch this short film.  My reaction resulted in being as shocked as you were (probably); it truly is a great short film.

Let me take the time to reintroduce myself. My name is Saytue Saye and I am a stutterer. I’ve stammered my whole life. Growing up, I’ve had people laugh at me in my face (family) and turn around a say it’s not funny, but it’s funny. Growing up, I’ve had my confidence stripped away from me because I couldn’t get my words out fast enough. People talk over me, rush me to speak, and simply didn’t listen to what I had to say, because my words couldn’t come out fast enough, fluently enough. I’ve felt isolated because I felt like nobody understood how I felt; and I damn sure wasn’t brave enough to express how isolated I felt. My anxiety kicked in at the worse times, especially around my friends and a group of people causing me to become socially awkward. I would literally talk in my head rehearsing what I would say to people in hopes of not stammering so bad causing them to be turned off. I hated to argue, I got frustrated of my words being stuck. I usually cry during these times because I feel unheard and angry at the fact that I feel unheard.


 

As you can see, I struggled with my stuttering problem as a child. It kind of made me into a loner. I may get a little emotional in this article piece, and that is because as a adult, I’ve overcome my stuttering problem. Actually, you probably wouldn’t believe if I told you I use to host a very popular online radio show for almost six years called Mixture of Arts where I’ve interviewed celebrities such as: Mimi Faust, Sean Paul (from Young Bloodz), Dj Paul (from 3 6 Mafia), Boonie Mayfield, and many others. I can also stand in front of a camera and talk without feeling embarrassed when I get stuck on a word. And I can hold a decent conversation without you even noticing that I stutter. I have confidence in my stammer. It’s no longer a stammering problem, because I don’t let my stuttering control my life- Anymore!

I can totally resonate with the Irish short film Stutterer. It almost made me cry. It’s very personal. It makes me happy to know that we “stutterers” finally had our voices heard. The film is written, directed and edited by Benjamin Cleary, produced by Serena Armitage and Shan Christopher Ogilvie, and director of Photography Michael Paleodimos.

 

Below you will find a a quick video I did on this topic. It’s called “A Stutterer’s Expression”. I’m being brutally honest and sincere. You may feel some kind of way, but hey, it’s a stutterer’s expression. I am a stutterer and this is how I feel.

 

Do the watermelon stereotype offend you or nah?

1931 Little Black Girl Eating Watermelon Naive Watercolor Painting
1931 Little Black Girl Eating Watermelon Naive Watercolor Painting

Do all black people love watermelon ice cream? As bad as I want to say no, I’ll just say the majority of black people love watermelon ice cream. Hell, I believe black people love anything watermelon, not unless you are allergic to watermelon. So, does this make the watermelon sterotype true?

 

Let me put you on game if you didn’t know. Since the 19th century, watermelon has been one of the biggest and major racist symbol in the United States. The watermelon sterotype is basically another sterotype of black people; it is assumed that all black people have a craving for watermelons. Even though it is unclear of the exact origin on the watermelon, black people and watermelon stereotype goes back to slavery days. Back in the day, paintings were painted of black people eating watermelon to show how simple minded they are. Don’t know if you realize it (I know I haven’t), but this stereotype has been in film, music, even decorations for several decades. It is said that even Barack Obama detractors used watermelon imagery in his persidental campanign.

 

 

You remember as a child being in the house, and soon as you hear the ice cream truck, you run to your mama for a dollar, then you’d run outside hoping not to miss it, but you barely made it, because you had to run all the way on top of the hill? Yea, this is just one of the fond memories of being a child and the ice cream truck. If I knew then, what I know now about the ice cream truck song, I probably would’ve never bought any ice cream from the ice cream truck… hell, I really do not feel like ever buying ice cream after knowing about the ice cream song. But can I ever stop buying ice cream? No, for two reasons. One is because I love ice cream and two, my children love eating ice cream. You’ve heard the saying, ignorance is bliss? Well, in this case it is, because it’s deeper than just watermelon and the ice cream song. Whether I feel some kind of way about the sterotype, at the end of the day, I truly love eating ice cream, and not just the watermelon kind either. It kind of kills be when I hear racial slurrs and black people talking about how racism still exist, because at the end of the day, we hate on each other every day of the week. Not to mention, bullying is terrible, but yet we bully each other with nasty comments and violence, but yet get offended when “white people” sterotype us and create the ice cream song.

Benefits of Watermelon

I don not know how you feel about the ice cream cream song, but this is a song “we” have heard for centuries, but yet never knew a single word like we know every word to our favorite Hip Hop song. Who’s fault is that? Just keep it moving and continue eating your ice cream, because it’s too late now to hate watermelon’s and ice cream. Fact is, watermelon is especially important for our cardiovascular health by soothing sore muscles, helps heart health, and rich in vitamins and minerals, but low in calories.    watermelonbenefits     So, regardless of what you think of the ice cream song and the watermelon sterotype, watermelon is good for the body, and your health come first.