Notes: 13841 / 1 month ago
from sugarplumsandgunshots (originally from rhrealitycheck)
Last month, 12-year-old Laporshia Massey died of an asthma attack that started in a school without a nurse on campus.* Her teachers told her, “there’s no nurse, and just to be calm.”* Because of Philly budget cuts, her school’s nurse is only there two days a week, but Laporshia couldn’t wait for another day. She shouldn’t have had to wait another hour. Laporshia listened to her teachers and struggled through her classes. When she got home, her parents rushed her to the hospital. They even flagged down an ambulance in traffic to save precious minutes, but it was too late. What would have happened if a nurse had been able to call for help earlier in the day?
Tell Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett: Please release the $45 million in federal funds that you are currently withholding from Philly schools and could be used to rehire nurses and counselors.
Having nurses and counselors present all day – every day – is essential to making sure children can learn safely. Not another day should go by without full-time nurses and counselors in every school.
The state of education for black children is so bad that they’re dying from having asthma attacks at school. And that doesn’t even address the issue about children of color having increasing rates of having conditions like asthma.
Did the teacher give any fucks?
This touches me deeply…I was born with asthma and suffered with it my whole life…I had so many randoms attacks in school if it wasnt for the school nurse and the teachers calling the ambulance i would be dead…
Notes: 95754 / 1 month ago
from sugarplumsandgunshots (originally from girlbreakout)
"We’ve been taught a woman’s body will cause men to sin. We’re told that if a woman shows too much of her body men will do stupid things. Let’s be clear: A woman’s body is not dangerous to you. Her body will not cause you harm. It will not make you do stupid things. If you do stupid things, it is because you chose to do stupid things."
Notes: 2467 / 2 months ago
from sugarplumsandgunshots (originally from wocinsolidarity)
I wonder if white people would complain about a white “South African” winning a beauty pageant for not really being African.
We are expected to accept white people as natives to whatever land they go and steal but we people of color can’t even claim the land they were born and raised on. The land that we built, the land that our ancestors died building but couldn’t enjoy. Because on this land that we as people of color must always prove that we belong…
Notes: 143077 / 2 months ago
from sugarplumsandgunshots (originally from inothernews)
Notes: 3 / 3 months ago
Out of no where my youngest sisters insist in calling me dimes and d-money.
I hate it
Tell call me D Money at work
Notes: 24664 / 3 months ago
from sugarplumsandgunshots (originally from kohenari)
Making powerful statements in 140 characters.
HT: Patrick Jones.
Notes: 2504 / 7 months ago
from sugarplumsandgunshots (originally from kindheartedfifth)
1 year ago
No Truer Words Have Ever Been Spoken!!! #BlackGirlsRock
Notes: 3 / 1 year ago
from sugarplumsandgunshots (originally from sugarplumsandgunshots)
vintage babbs: I really do like watching twerk videos though, I wanna learn how to do it.
1 year ago