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Yertle gets some love

If you don't vote, you'll make this puppy sad...

Don't make the puppy sad, if you haven't already, get out there and vote today.

You won't be sorry.

Truer words have never been spoken...

Spread the word, not the fear...

Loca, The Singing Dog That Couldn't Run

On the front in the war against black people… Spying on black students in Alabama

Huntsville schools paid $157,000 to former FBI agent, social media monitoring led to 14 expulsions

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Huntsville City Schools paid a former FBI agent $157,000 last year to oversee security improvements, including the investigation of social media activity of public school students.

That online snooping effort, according to records provided on Thursday, led to the expulsion of just 14 students last school year. Of those students, 12 were African-American.

Madison County Commissioner Bob Harrison said the numbers suggest the system is targeting social media activities of black children. "That is effectively targeting or profiling black children in terms of behavior and behavioral issues," said Harrison.

But board member Laurie McCaulley, the only African-American member of the city school board, said expulsions are caused by serious offenses, involving weapons, drugs or sex.

"These numbers tell me that I have kids with some major issues," said McCaulley. "What I think the board is doing is trying to provide a safe environment for all children."


Another example of things not changing much there since my grandparents fled Alabama during the Great Northern Migration

Technically, he wasn't your BF anymore...

"Let's keep this our little secret…"

Makes one wonder what's over by the cucumbers...

No wonder Junior's been hitting the bottle too much...

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