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Clara Belle Williams was born in Texas in 1885. She was the valedictorian of the graduating class of Prairie New Normal and Independent College, now (Prairie View A & M University) in 1908. Williams enrolled at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in the fall of 1928, after taking some courses at the University of Chicago. While she worked as a teacher at Booker T. Washington School in Las Cruces, she also took college courses during the summer. Most of Williams professors did not allow her inside the classroom because she was Black. But that didn’t stop Clara. She had to take notes from the hallway–standing up! That’s right, she wasn’t even given a chair to sit in many of those classes. She was also not allowed to walk with her class to get her diploma because of the segregation laws. Despite what they did or said against her, she still graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from NMSU in 1937 at the age of 51. Williams went on to continue her education beyond her graduation date, taking graduate-level classes well into the 1950s. She married Jasper Williams in 1917. The couple raised three sons. She urged her sons to do well in school and succeed in higher education. All three of her children went to college and graduated with medical degrees. One attended Howard University Medical School in Washington D.C and the two other children graduated from Creighton University Medical School in Omaha, Nebraska. They founded the Williams Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. . Her eldest son Dr. Jasper Williams, was chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, past president of the Cook County Physicians Association, and a founding director of the Seaway National Bank of Chicago, now the country’s largest black-owned bank. So you see, if it wasn’t for Clara’s dedication and perseverance, we would have never seen such excellence. via blackdoctor.org ClaraBelleWilliams theblaquelioness: Clara Belle Williams, the first black graduate of New Mexico State University. Many or her professors would not allow her inside the class room, she had to take notes from the hallway; she was also not allowed to walk with her class to get her diploma. She became a great teacher, of black students by day, and by night she taught their parents (former slaves) home economics. she lived past 100, after her death, NMSU renamed the English Department building after her. Clara Belle Williams was born in Texas in 1885. She was the valedictorian of the graduating class of Prairie New Normal and Independent College, now (Prairie View A & M University) in 1908. Williams enrolled at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in the fall of 1928, after taking some courses at the University of Chicago. While she worked as a teacher at Booker T. Washington School in Las Cruces, she also took college courses during the summer. Most of Williams professors did not allow her inside the classroom because she was Black. But that didn’t stop Clara. She had to take notes from the hallway–standing up! That’s right, she wasn’t even given a chair to sit in many of those classes. She was also not allowed to walk with her class to get her diploma because of the segregation laws. Despite what they did or said against her, she still graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from NMSU in 1937 at the age of 51. Williams went on to continue her education beyond her graduation date, taking graduate-level classes well into the 1950s. She married Jasper Williams in 1917. The couple raised three sons. She urged her sons to do well in school and succeed in higher education. All three of her children went to college and graduated with medical degrees. One attended Howard University Medical School in Washington D.C and the two other children graduated from Creighton University Medical School in Omaha, Nebraska. They founded the Williams Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. . Her eldest son Dr. Jasper Williams, was chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, past president of the Cook County Physicians Association, and a founding director of the Seaway National Bank of Chicago, now the country’s largest black-owned bank. So you see, if it wasn’t for Clara’s dedication and perseverance, we would have never seen such excellence. via blackdoctor.org ClaraBelleWilliams theblaquelioness

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I got a lot of comments and DMs from pretty ladies from Idaho saying that everything I said about Montana was true. A few observations: (1) It is taking all the willpower in my soul to not call yall "Idahoes". I know. I KNOW. THAT SHIT IS HELLA DISRESPECTFUL. WHICH I WHY I NEVER USE "slut", "whore", or "hoe" PEJORATIVELY. But dammit "Idahoes" has such a fun ring to it 😫😂. (2) I think it's adorable AF that u Idahoes (SOMEBODY SAVE ME 😕) claim Montana. I don't blame y'all. Honestly? Other than Chicago...Illinois, Indiana and Ohio are one state. You drive across them bitches and it's zero difference. Same flat ass earth. Same couple two three restaurants at the rest stops. Coulda called the shit Illiano - in fact let's keep it 600 that name sound better anyway 😂. (3) My follower @emmyxlu who lives in Idaho or, as she calls it, "Montana's redneck cousin", advised me as follows: "Fun facts Montana didn't even have a speed limit on highways until about 20 years ago when the federal government forced them to! The speed limit was 'drive at a speed that is reasonable and prudent'." HOW COULD U NOT LOVE MONTANA. U COULD OWN A BUGATTI AND DRIVE DAT BIH 268 MPH AND AS LONG AS U CAN SPLAIN TO THE JUDGE THAT U WERE ACTING REASONABLY AND WITH PRUDENCE, NO TICKET 😂. GOD BLESS MONTANA. AF 😍😂😂😂 [p.s. Emmy just wrote me saying "Montana is the country boy that managed to go to college, and Idaho is the kid who blows up in a meth lab accident at 25." THAT'S ALL I NEEDED TO HEAR, IDAHOES I'M COMING TO U IN THE NEXT 12 CALENDAR MONTHS - I INTEND TO EAT LOTS OF POTATOES AND HAVE A LOT OF ADVENTURES SO YALL BETTER IDAHOE IT UP WHEN SMASH ARRIVE BLESS UP 😂😂😂]: After following the U.S. Marines for miles, they decided to picked him up.. @DrSmashlove I got a lot of comments and DMs from pretty ladies from Idaho saying that everything I said about Montana was true. A few observations: (1) It is taking all the willpower in my soul to not call yall "Idahoes". I know. I KNOW. THAT SHIT IS HELLA DISRESPECTFUL. WHICH I WHY I NEVER USE "slut", "whore", or "hoe" PEJORATIVELY. But dammit "Idahoes" has such a fun ring to it 😫😂. (2) I think it's adorable AF that u Idahoes (SOMEBODY SAVE ME 😕) claim Montana. I don't blame y'all. Honestly? Other than Chicago...Illinois, Indiana and Ohio are one state. You drive across them bitches and it's zero difference. Same flat ass earth. Same couple two three restaurants at the rest stops. Coulda called the shit Illiano - in fact let's keep it 600 that name sound better anyway 😂. (3) My follower @emmyxlu who lives in Idaho or, as she calls it, "Montana's redneck cousin", advised me as follows: "Fun facts Montana didn't even have a speed limit on highways until about 20 years ago when the federal government forced them to! The speed limit was 'drive at a speed that is reasonable and prudent'." HOW COULD U NOT LOVE MONTANA. U COULD OWN A BUGATTI AND DRIVE DAT BIH 268 MPH AND AS LONG AS U CAN SPLAIN TO THE JUDGE THAT U WERE ACTING REASONABLY AND WITH PRUDENCE, NO TICKET 😂. GOD BLESS MONTANA. AF 😍😂😂😂 [p.s. Emmy just wrote me saying "Montana is the country boy that managed to go to college, and Idaho is the kid who blows up in a meth lab accident at 25." THAT'S ALL I NEEDED TO HEAR, IDAHOES I'M COMING TO U IN THE NEXT 12 CALENDAR MONTHS - I INTEND TO EAT LOTS OF POTATOES AND HAVE A LOT OF ADVENTURES SO YALL BETTER IDAHOE IT UP WHEN SMASH ARRIVE BLESS UP 😂😂😂]
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One particular car has set the Chicago, Illinois record for most parking violations and fines. The city claims Jennifer Fitzgerald owes $105,761.80 for the debt Chicago officials say the 31 year old, single mother of one owes for parking violations issued to a 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo registered in her name. Fitzgerald claims she did not own, drive or park the car where Chicago's Department of Finance (DOF) says it racked up 678 bright orange parking tickets over a period of nearly three years. Based on DOF records, the car in question seems to have set a record in Chicago for having received the highest number of parking tickets as well as accruing the largest fine amounts ever, beating Chicago's number two ranked parking ticket scofflaw by $65,000 and over 400 violations. Fitzgerald is fighting back against the city, her ex-boyfriend and United Airlines with a lawsuit filed November 2 in Cook County Circuit Court. According to the complaint, the somewhat confusing story starts when her former boyfriend Brandon Preveau, bought a 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo from Fitzgerald's uncle for $600 in 2008. Despite paying all the fees associated with owning a vehicle (registration, title and insurance) he put the vehicle's registration in Fitzgerald's name - something the West Side Chicago resident claims was done without her knowledge. Despite having had a baby together, the couple broke up at the start of 2009. Preveau took the car with him after their split. He used the Monte Carlo to drive to work at O'Hare Airport where he was employed by United Airlines. Preveau would leave the vehicle in O'Hare parking lot E, a secured outdoor lot surrounded by high chain link fencing, that is open to the flying public but also utilized by airport employees. The parking lot is owned by the city of Chicago and operated by Standard Parking Corporation, but according to the complaint, United Airlines leases spaces in the lot for use by airline employees. SOURCE : THE NEWSPAPER: CFACTSPERT IN 2012, A CHICAGO MAN BOUGHT A CAR FOR $600, REGISTERED IT INHIS ED GIRLFRIEND'S NAME THEN PARKED IT AT O'HARE AIRPORT AND RACKED UP 678 PARKING TICKETS TOTALING $105,761.80 One particular car has set the Chicago, Illinois record for most parking violations and fines. The city claims Jennifer Fitzgerald owes $105,761.80 for the debt Chicago officials say the 31 year old, single mother of one owes for parking violations issued to a 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo registered in her name. Fitzgerald claims she did not own, drive or park the car where Chicago's Department of Finance (DOF) says it racked up 678 bright orange parking tickets over a period of nearly three years. Based on DOF records, the car in question seems to have set a record in Chicago for having received the highest number of parking tickets as well as accruing the largest fine amounts ever, beating Chicago's number two ranked parking ticket scofflaw by $65,000 and over 400 violations. Fitzgerald is fighting back against the city, her ex-boyfriend and United Airlines with a lawsuit filed November 2 in Cook County Circuit Court. According to the complaint, the somewhat confusing story starts when her former boyfriend Brandon Preveau, bought a 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo from Fitzgerald's uncle for $600 in 2008. Despite paying all the fees associated with owning a vehicle (registration, title and insurance) he put the vehicle's registration in Fitzgerald's name - something the West Side Chicago resident claims was done without her knowledge. Despite having had a baby together, the couple broke up at the start of 2009. Preveau took the car with him after their split. He used the Monte Carlo to drive to work at O'Hare Airport where he was employed by United Airlines. Preveau would leave the vehicle in O'Hare parking lot E, a secured outdoor lot surrounded by high chain link fencing, that is open to the flying public but also utilized by airport employees. The parking lot is owned by the city of Chicago and operated by Standard Parking Corporation, but according to the complaint, United Airlines leases spaces in the lot for use by airline employees. SOURCE : THE NEWSPAPER

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<p>Black history month day 28: American astronaut Mae Jemison.</p> <p>Mae Carol Jemison was born on October 17, 1956 in Decatur, Alabama. When she was three years old, her family moved to Chicago, Illinois for better employment and education opportunities. Jemison was always interested in science and dreamed of going to space from a young age. Once when she was little a splinter infected her thumb. Her teacher mother turned it into a learning experience and she ended up doing a whole project about pus. </p> <p>While Jemison’s parents were always very supportive of her scientific interests, her teachers were not. Jemison once recalled: “In kindergarten, my teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I told her a scientist. She said, ‘Don’t you mean a nurse?’ Now, there’s nothing wrong with being a nurse, but that’s not what I wanted to be.”</p> <p>Jemison went to Stanford University when she was just 16 and graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering. She received her doctor of medicine degree at Cornell Medical College in 1981. During medical school she traveled to Cuba, Kenya and Thailand, to provide primary medical care to people living there.</p> <p>Jemison first applied for the space program in 1983 after the flight of Sally Ride. The program was delayed after the space shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, but she was accepted into the program after reapplying in 1987, one of 15 applicants out of 2000. One of her biggest inspirations for pursuing the space program was African-American actress Nichelle Nichols, better known as Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek. Later Jemison would go on to guest star in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, becoming the only actual astronaut to appear on the show.</p> <p>As a lover of dance, Jemison took a poster from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater along with her on the flight saying: “Many people do not see a connection between science and dance, but I consider them both to be expressions of the boundless creativity that people have to share with one another. She also took some small art objects from West African countries to symbolize that space belongs to all nations, and a picture of African-American pilot Bessie Coleman.</p> <p>Jemison is now 60 years old and currently serving as the principle of the 100 Year Starship organization.</p> <p>I sincerely hope you have enjoyed going on this educational journey with me this month, exploring 28 inspiring figures in black history. It was a lot of fun for me to do research for this project and I learned quite a few things along the way. I really tried to get at least some figures who are less commonly discussed during Black history month. There is a lot of information I didn’t get to cover, so I would strongly encourage you to read up on everybody I’ve mentioned this month because they have some very interesting stories to tell!</p>: BROWN GIBSON MAE JEMISON AVIS JEMISO <p>Black history month day 28: American astronaut Mae Jemison.</p> <p>Mae Carol Jemison was born on October 17, 1956 in Decatur, Alabama. When she was three years old, her family moved to Chicago, Illinois for better employment and education opportunities. Jemison was always interested in science and dreamed of going to space from a young age. Once when she was little a splinter infected her thumb. Her teacher mother turned it into a learning experience and she ended up doing a whole project about pus. </p> <p>While Jemison’s parents were always very supportive of her scientific interests, her teachers were not. Jemison once recalled: “In kindergarten, my teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I told her a scientist. She said, ‘Don’t you mean a nurse?’ Now, there’s nothing wrong with being a nurse, but that’s not what I wanted to be.”</p> <p>Jemison went to Stanford University when she was just 16 and graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering. She received her doctor of medicine degree at Cornell Medical College in 1981. During medical school she traveled to Cuba, Kenya and Thailand, to provide primary medical care to people living there.</p> <p>Jemison first applied for the space program in 1983 after the flight of Sally Ride. The program was delayed after the space shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, but she was accepted into the program after reapplying in 1987, one of 15 applicants out of 2000. One of her biggest inspirations for pursuing the space program was African-American actress Nichelle Nichols, better known as Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek. Later Jemison would go on to guest star in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, becoming the only actual astronaut to appear on the show.</p> <p>As a lover of dance, Jemison took a poster from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater along with her on the flight saying: “Many people do not see a connection between science and dance, but I consider them both to be expressions of the boundless creativity that people have to share with one another. She also took some small art objects from West African countries to symbolize that space belongs to all nations, and a picture of African-American pilot Bessie Coleman.</p> <p>Jemison is now 60 years old and currently serving as the principle of the 100 Year Starship organization.</p> <p>I sincerely hope you have enjoyed going on this educational journey with me this month, exploring 28 inspiring figures in black history. It was a lot of fun for me to do research for this project and I learned quite a few things along the way. I really tried to get at least some figures who are less commonly discussed during Black history month. There is a lot of information I didn’t get to cover, so I would strongly encourage you to read up on everybody I’ve mentioned this month because they have some very interesting stories to tell!</p>

<p>Black history month day 28: American astronaut Mae Jemison.</p> <p>Mae Carol Jemison was born on October 17, 1956 in Decatur, Alabama...

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Chicago, Illinois – Black men are demanding the city help them with the resources to help rebuild the community. These men are literally in the process of taking over abandoned property and training at risk youth to help fix up the properties that the city is trying to demolish. Many of the properties are generally in pretty decent condition as far as the frame being solid brick and these men are saying they are not going to allow the city to tear down perfectly good homes. A lot of the homes are boarded up and abandoned due to subprime lending where the Lenders-Bankers sucked the resources out of certain communities, left them in total disarray, foreclosed on the properties and resold many of them for pennies on the dollar to Hedge Fund Investors. This happened by way if issuing Interest only mortgages where the borrower paid only the interest and no principal and when the term was up, they were forced to pay interest plus principle which the majority was unable to do therefore losing their properties while hedge fund investors bet against the people and walked away with tons of properties. These investors slowly take over certain areas which are considered prime real estate and move the minorities out and gentrify the neighborhoods. The men called on Alderman Michael Scott 24th Ward, Alderman Jason Ervin 28th Ward, and Alderman Walter Burnett 27th Ward and all the Aldermen across the city to help them make this happen. The group said they are going all over the city and taking over the 20,000 properties that are sitting idle waiting to be torn down. They then said that the people in the community want the buildings demolished however they don’t realize that for every building that is demolished, property taxes goes up. The spokesperson Mark Carter said NHS, CIC and Globe Trotters organizations were supposed to help their parents and grandparents but instead they allowed the city to demolish their homes. The men said the Mayor and Alderman sit back and watch these children get murdered in the communities and they refuse to sit back and do nothing about it. They are willing to do themselves 17thsoulja: Black Men in Chicago Are Taking over Abandoned Property & Rebuilding The Neighborhood with The Youth By Creating Their Own Jobs Far Hustle 411 17thsoulia 4 Chicago, Illinois – Black men are demanding the city help them with the resources to help rebuild the community. These men are literally in the process of taking over abandoned property and training at risk youth to help fix up the properties that the city is trying to demolish. Many of the properties are generally in pretty decent condition as far as the frame being solid brick and these men are saying they are not going to allow the city to tear down perfectly good homes. A lot of the homes are boarded up and abandoned due to subprime lending where the Lenders-Bankers sucked the resources out of certain communities, left them in total disarray, foreclosed on the properties and resold many of them for pennies on the dollar to Hedge Fund Investors. This happened by way if issuing Interest only mortgages where the borrower paid only the interest and no principal and when the term was up, they were forced to pay interest plus principle which the majority was unable to do therefore losing their properties while hedge fund investors bet against the people and walked away with tons of properties. These investors slowly take over certain areas which are considered prime real estate and move the minorities out and gentrify the neighborhoods. The men called on Alderman Michael Scott 24th Ward, Alderman Jason Ervin 28th Ward, and Alderman Walter Burnett 27th Ward and all the Aldermen across the city to help them make this happen. The group said they are going all over the city and taking over the 20,000 properties that are sitting idle waiting to be torn down. They then said that the people in the community want the buildings demolished however they don’t realize that for every building that is demolished, property taxes goes up. The spokesperson Mark Carter said NHS, CIC and Globe Trotters organizations were supposed to help their parents and grandparents but instead they allowed the city to demolish their homes. The men said the Mayor and Alderman sit back and watch these children get murdered in the communities and they refuse to sit back and do nothing about it. They are willing to do themselves 17thsoulja

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