ADWEEK Aint Slick Kerri Washington Aint Scarlett Johansson

If you haven’t seen Kerri Washington’s new front cover picture on Adweek you should. Kerri Washington’s pic looks like they meant to put Scarlett Johansson on the front cover of Adweek if you ask me. Kerry-Washington-Adweek-Cover-Many people are amazed at the photo shopping that went on with Kerri’s face. This picture has many people talking about how the magazine readjusted Kerri’s skin tone and facial features.

Kerri expressed her discontent in peoples magazines “It felt strange to look at a picture of myself that is so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror,” she said in a caption for an Instagram post she put up of the cover shot.

I think who ever touched up the photo really was aiming for a celebrity they like. I think Kerri has to many natural African features for a light skinned women. Her nose is a little rounded, she has a big forehead, and high cheek bones,. In my opinion, somebody thought Kerri looked like Scarlet Johansson, and was aiming for a match in looks between the two actresses. Take a look and compare these two pictures and see what you think…

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Now in my opinion, somebody thought Kerri Looked Like Scarlett, Scarrlett is a cute chick, but lets be honest why flatten out Kerri’s forehead, and lighten up a person’s skin tone that is already light skinned. I think some of these graphic artist be on some straight bullshit !!!! A lot lot of times folks in these agencies want to pin a person to their favorite celebrity, or really just down play the sexiness that somebody like Kerri has by adjusting their facial features. I don’t see why you need to adjust much of anything with Kerri Washington. Kerri and Scarlett looks very similar when you pay close attention to the facial features from the Adweeks photo and the one I placed on this blog.

You can agree to disagree but hey I’m seeing something else.

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Chicago City Schools Strike

Schools all across America seems to be in peril, and Chicago City Schools are no different. Chicago city school teachers are striking to combat the ever increasing charter schools that Chicago City Teachers Stirke may be putting teachers out of work very soon and in the near future. Twenty nine thousand teachers went on strike today, and left over some three hundred and fifty thousand students without classes. Teachers are striking in Chicago city schools for better pay, contract renewals, and the much needed respect from the Ceo of Chicago city schools, along with Mayor  Rahm Emanuel. Many teachers see the crisis between charter schools and public schools as a huge problem.

As a public school teacher, you can be evaluated, and your contract not be renewed do to standardized test scores. Students performance is becoming the measuring stick on whether, or not teachers can continue to be employed by the Chicago City Schools. Charter schools are being declared as the new standard for students performance. Many Charter School teachers are not supported by a union, and if students perform well Teachers can earn up to an eight thousand dollar bonus. Charter Schools are creating a space for competition among teachers. There are some fifty two thousands students who are attending Charter Schools on the south side of Chicago. Many Chicago City public school teachers jobs can be based on a forty percent evaluation of standardized test scores.

Charter schools seem to be the wave of the future. I, having taught in a charter school, can’t say that I am in favor of the Charter School System. In my opinion, the only real blessing with a Charter School is teachers salaries are negotiated which allows for some teachers to get the money they actually deserve.  The education that students receive is a host in my opinion. Many of the children who came out of the charter school that I worked for are no better off then when they attended public schools.

 

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Atlanta Public Schools Reform Plan

The Atlanta Public School district has been working to reform some of its failing schools.

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Many of communities inside the city of Atlanta are not very happy about the proposed school closing that looms ahead for schools like Carver, Washington, some middle schools, and several elementary schools. Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Meria Joel CarStarPhen  was hired to finish what interim Superintendent Earl Davis had started. She has been working tirelessly to bring Atlanta’s failing schools up to par. Ms. CarStarPhen has been running into a lot of opposition since she brought her proposed plan to the public.

The board has had several heated meeting with the public and many parents expressed their dislike for what was presented to them to help the failing schools in the area.  Clustering failing schools, into other school district, is a broad view of the plan that was presented to the public. Atlanta Public has talked of bringing outside interest in to help fix the problem within the school system. Many people are not to fond of that move because it shows that the schools is weak and can’t fix it’s on problems.

I really think this is going to be a tough fix, since most of the schools problem really deals with learning and not restructuring. In my opinion, you have to fix the learning process not the restructuring, the school has been failing for years. Closing schools and moving students to another part of town doesn’t fix the problem of low performing scores inside a school district. Plus, teachers really need to be retrained to be able to present new information to struggling students. If you work to make students better at learning, then you can win the war on education and save a failing school district.

How do you save a school system when the whole city is in peril ?!!!

 

 

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Chicago Said No To Donald Trump

Donald Trump was scheduled to speak in Chicago at the University of  Illinois . His speaking engagement was  canceled suddenly when protesters and Trump supporters got Trump Faceinto a scuffle. Thousands of protesters rode to the streets to let Donald Trump know that he was not welcome in Chicago.  Black Lives matter, and other protesters, have been at nearly all of Trumps rallies to stop the hate being spit from his mouth. As Trump supporters filed out security begin to have trouble containing the crowd. Chicago is a city that has an equal number of blacks, Latinos, as whites, and many of the cities youth were not going for the hate and racism that has been coming out of Donald Trumps mouth.

The New York Times reported, In a statement, Mr. Trump’s campaign said that he “has determined that for the safety of all of the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed to another date.”

“Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace,” the statement said.

Chicago protesters and supporters begin to clash as security and police tried to keep the peace between the two groups. A few police officers where hurt along with a few folks getting scuffed up. Chicago has been a city that has been known to have its fair share of racial tension in pass years.

Donald Trump is really causing some tension among voters who support him and dislike his style of politics. Many people feel as though Donald Trump has no real agenda except for the hate speech. Chicago protesters stood in unison by the thousands to let the Donald know he was not welcome in Chicago. It seems that more citizens black, white, Latino, and other ethnicities are not going for the race baiting that Donald Trump is giving to the people.

Lets continue to watch this unfold …….

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Donald Trump The New Face Of Terror

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Donald Trump has been showing his ass for the pass few weeks. Is Donald Trump turning into the new face of American terrorism, the new Adolf Hitler  ? The rhetoric that the Donald is spewing is really turning folks into a bunch of angry Americans. Trump has managed to attack every racial, political, spiritual, and religious group to no avail.  Donald Trump believes the illegal immigrants need a wall to separate the US from Mexico, and black folks should go back to Africa.

Is Donald Trump creating a new form of terrorism in America ? Are people of all races in jeopardy of  some type of racist act ? Who are the people that want to make America great again and what does that really mean ? Donald as of late, has been heard saying he really doesn’t know much about the KKK (Klu Klux Klan ) after front man David Duke a Klan’s leader said “he was backing Trump.” Klu Klux Klan was an early American terrorist group toward African American in this country. Trump has proven that his views are not align with the American culture, and that he just may be anti American.

 

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