Nationwide — Baltimore-based company, EdAnime Productions, is back again with the second installment of its award winning animated series created for children. Meltrek: Exploring the Pre-Columbian Americas was released on May 6, 2017 and educates viewers about the aboriginal cultures and African presence in the Americas prior to the arrival of Christopher Columbus. This spellbinding series inundates children with positive images and information about the history, culture and contributions of people of African descent from 3000 BCE to 2008. Meltrek seeks to: 1)Clear up historical misconceptions: For centuries the world has been taught the myths of traditional Eurocentric teachings as it relates to people of color. (2)Preserve African American history: Major publishing companies are altering African American history in textbooks by omitting and distorting facts. (3)Transform the self-perception and worldview of African American children: Studies have shown that the self-perception of African American children has been drastically affected by a Eurocentric education. (4)To project positive images of African Americans into the national consciousness: For centuries the media has propagated racial caricatures of African Americans from bug eyed minstrels, watermelon eating pickneys, sly mammies and sambos to current images seen in rap music videos, reality television shows and nightly news reports.
Before you are so quick to criticize #African countries maybe try learn about the struggles they've dealt with. What was #America like when it was only 40 years old (1825ish)? It was 1979 when #Zimbabwe came into being. As you can see former Prime Minister Ian Smith wasn't a fan. Oh yeah and don't think for one minute that we weren't supportive of that Smith-lead govt for a while. #history#historymatters#perspective#Africa#BobMarley#PanAfrican
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Forget good behavior or community service, in White County, Tennessee the quickest way to get your sentence reduce is to become sterile real quick, per an ABC15 report. For the small price of a free vasectomy, male inmates can get a whole 30 days removed from their sentence. Not to be left out, women can also receive time off if they receive a Nexplanon implant in their arm which will prevent pregnancies for up to four years. Since the program was instituted, county officials claim 32 women have gotten the Nexplananon implant and 38 men are in line to get a vasectomy procedure performed.
This controversial program was signed into being on May 15, 2017 by General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield. Benningfield’s reasoning is that drug offenders keep ending up in jail and failing to pay for child support. If they didn’t have kids, they couldn’t hurt anybody.
By contrast, District Attorney Bryant Dunaway is not at all on board with the program. He sees the potential to have several lives ruined by a rash decision made during an early stint in prison.
On Wednesday, the ACLU released a statement on the matter expressing similar concerns: