Presentation on theme: "WCNTRL NEWSFLASH. C.O.R.E. (Congress Of Racial Equality) Members Missing…. Andrew Goodman –White Male, age 20 James Earl Chaney –Black Male, age 21 Michael."— Presentation transcript:
C.O.R.E. (Congress Of Racial Equality) Members Missing…. Andrew Goodman –White Male, age 20 James Earl Chaney –Black Male, age 21 Michael Schwerner –White Male, age 24 WCNTRL NEWS
Student Voter Registration Volunteers Found…Lynched Chaney Family at Funeral WCNTRL NEWS
This Just In….. Ruby Bridges First African-American to integrate William Frantz Elementary School New Orleans, Louisiana WCNTRL NEWS
Little Rock Nine Central High School Little Rock, Arkansas Ernest Green Elizabeth Eckford Jefferson Thomas Terrence Roberts Carlotta Walls Lanier Minnijean Brown-Trickey Gloria Ray Karlmark Thelma Mothershed-Wair Melba Pattillo Beals WCNTRL NEWS
Heartbreaking News… Four Young Girls Killed In Church Bombing Birmingham, Alabama
Chicago Youth Kidnapped & Lynched Money, Mississippi Today’s Lead Story…
Emmett Louis Till WCNTRL NEWS
Emmett Till's disfigured and decomposing body was found in the Tallahatchie River… "I think everybody needed to know what had happened to Emmett Till," –Mamie Till Mobley a 75 lb. gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire Some 50,000 people viewed Emmett's corpse in Chicago, many leaving in tears or fainting at the sight and smell of the body. WCNTRL NEWS
That was then… And now?
Today’s Headlines Teens Charged in Armed Robbery with Pellet Gun-- Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Teens Arrested For Videotaped Beating Of Elderly Man-- January 24, 2007 Teens Crash Car During Police Pursuit January 23, 2007 Teens Charged with Stealing School Computers-- January 22, 2007 WCNTRL NEWS
Today’s Headlines Three Teens Face Felony Drug Charges A Rise in Girl-on-Girl Violence Headlines Nationwide More Than 100 Teens in Mall Brawl Teens Get Into A Fight Over Candy One Arrested, Another Hospitalized WCNTRL NEWS
What is your purpose? What will your legacy be?
I refuse to be another black statistic A black man who can wine and dine in the sin of the world and still be considered a Christian I plan on being great I care not to be less I refuse to wear a barcode across my chest I refuse to let a black tee or throwback jersey define me I refuse to let my children witness divorce Or make mature decisions in court I refuse to grow up carrying the generational curse I refuse to feel the need to curse in my verse I hate being automatically looked at when someone asks can anyone rap I wanna be a black man that can flip it from urban to corporate measures A black man who doesn't gain knowledge from the world for his own pleasures A black man who reps Christ to the fullest with no regrets My only regret is the stigma that many black statistics in the past have set Like going to jail, bragging about bail, leaving our kids, cussing at church, married and you still flirt, no father present at birth Animosity within the ministers of our church I refuse to let my people be viewed as temporary I plan on planting a seed not for the moment but for one that’s legendary As for statistics My father broke the mode And I feel its my job for the next generation to continue in it Because I refuse to be another black statistic