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Principal in Prince George’s County apologizes for saying n-word during Black History assembly

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Joy Morrow (Photo: New Hope Academy)

 – The principal of New Hope Academy in Hyattsville is apologizing after she says she used the n-word during a Black History assembly last week in front of a group of students.

Principal Joy Morrow said in a press release obtained by FOX 5 Tuesday, the school was scheduled to host its annual Black History assembly last Thursday when 40 minutes before its start the keynote speaker canceled.

That’s when she says she offered to recreate a talk she gave 25 years ago on “What Dr. Martin Luther King’s teaching meant in my life.”

Morrow, who grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, said she prefaced her talk with students in the sixth through 12th grades by drawing them closer, and explaining to them that she would “be giving them a testimony of how God worked in my life, through Dr. King’s teachings.”

She says she told the students she was going to use the n-word in her talk, which would explain what she experienced as a child who grew up in an “all white, racist community” in Iowa.

In her talk, Morrow says in Dubuque, “they were still burning crosses in the 1970s.” She says she explained to the students the language that was used during that time to “engender fear, hatred, and loathing of African Americans.”

Morrow says during this point in her talk she used the n-word “to explain what was said to me as a child, and the emotional fear it engendered. I talked about how such language is used to transmit hate to a young child.”

In hindsight, Morrow says “the n-word instead acted to distract some of the children rather than impacting the students to understand the negative power this word had on shaping a young child. For this reason and others, I regret using it.”

After the assembly, Morrow says it became clear that some of the children were troubled by her use of the n-word, despite the context she says it was used in.

The academy has since gathered groups and had sessions with both students and teachers, according to Morrow.

She says in each session, she “sincerely apologized that my use of the word made them feel disrespected, and detracted from the message I was trying to convey.”

FOX 5 spoke with the students about their thoughts on the controversy. Many did not want to go on camera.

“She shouldn’t have said it but I feel like it also got blown out of proportion at the same time,” said Josiah Faison.

Following this and controversial lessons at other area schools, Dr. David Ree, an associate history professor at Bowie State University told FOX 5 Tuesday that educators should collaborate more to make sure they’re dealing with sensitive topics appropriately.

“It involves dialoguing, I think, with the black community, because there are educators that teach these topics all the time,” said Reed. “We miss an opportunity to take young people and teach them lessons from the past to build a better, stronger future.”

Via Fox5 DC 

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Chaperones accused of drinking at prom for Prince George’s Co. school; principal placed on leave

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 – Three administrators, including the principal, at a Prince George’s County high school are on administrative leave while the school looks into allegations that chaperones were drinking during the school’s prom.

Northwestern held its prom on May 18 at a brand new hotel across the street from the University of Maryland.

An emergency staff meeting was held at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville Wednesday afternoon where an announcement was made to staff about the administrators being placed on leave.

According to Prince George’s County Public Schools spokesperson John White, the school system is investigating a claim that school administrators, who should have been sober and chaperoning the event, were instead drinking at the hotel bar.

White confirmed that Northwestern High School principal Carlene Murray was placed on administrative leave along with assistant principals Christopher Burrows and Patricia Duffy.

White said Duffy and Burrows are accused of drinking while Murray was put on leave for her conduct related to the prom. However, she is not accused of drinking at the event.

FOX 5 reached out to all three administrators through email, but have not received a response as of Wednesday evening.

A source familiar with the administration at the school said Burrows and Duffy were placed on leave immediately after the prom and Murray was placed on leave on Monday.

Hyattsville police confirmed a school resource officer went to the hotel after the prom and obtained footage from surveillance cameras.

A teacher at the school, who asked to remain unidentified, was at Wednesday’s emergency meeting at the school. He said he was not at the prom, but the allegations did not surprise him.

“We have lots of evidence with film, witnesses and people who were there, so it is not surprising at all,” he said.

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Via Fox5DC

Videos and Photographs promoting community engagement in PG County, Maryland District.

We were at Drew Freeman Middle School in Suitland promoting community engagement @PGDems @MDDems

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Lopez goes lethal on Young Democrats former boss, Joseph Lynn Kitchen, calls him part of the Swamp.

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Joseph Lynn Kitchen is part of the swamp in Prince George’s County

Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Here’s a post by Julian Lopez attacking loud-mouthed YD former boss, Joseph Lynn Kitchen, badly.

When Mr. Kitchen was questioned about major violations of law he has committed in Maryland, he denied he was the one through his Twitter account. However, everyone knows it’s Mr. Kitchen who was arrested.

Mr. Kitchen who calls himself a  “Reverend” at one time dropped the tag after being challenged for being in the closet in Maryland. In short, He has a long history of misleading and lying to the community while undermining his base. It now appears, he has met his match this time around and is cornered like a rat.

This guy (Julian Lopez) who is a candidate and running for at large County council seat in Prince George’s county Maryland as democrat, is not playing around with corruption. Vote for him on June 26th primary. He has no mercy on the bad guys, Eh! Eh!

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It is over for Delegate Dereck E. Davis and Delegate Darryl Barnes as Mel Spruil, Wala Blegay, Nick Charles and Kent Roberson joins District 25 race to dethrone!

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Mel Spruill is running for delegate in District 25. With the Angela Angel vacancy because she’s running for Senate and the moral vacancy of Dereck, the Crooked Weasel, Davis people are getting excited about running for delegate. An activist who cares about the people of the county, if Mel Spruill goes door to door, she is expected to win big time.

In a race resembling an action movie, the race for Delegate seat in District 25 of Prince George’s county has become even more interesting based on the issues and candidates involved. Action films are films based on action sequences, such as fighting, stunts, car chases etc which take precedence over elements like character development or complex plots.

For many years now, Delegate Dereck E. Davis has held the Delegate seat for district 25. He was joined by Delegate Darryl Barnes to represent the same district in the last election. However, we already highlighted in this blog why Delegate Dereck E. Davis should have resigned a long time ago after he created a law to benefit him personally and his wife.

Delegate Darryl Barnes was elected with the help of Rushern Baker III.  He therefore represents the interests of the establishment and the crooked lot in the county politics.

Due to conflicts of interest in the Maryland legislature, Delegate Darryl Barnes was appointed last week to be the new Chairman for Education sub committee for Prince George’s County in Annapolis.   Mr. Barnes hit the ground running and has since changed the rules of the game which raised the eye brows with many of the voters in the county complaining he has been bribed to screen and keep things under the table. This move to cover up and his engagement in white collar violations has angered many which has led to Ms. Mel Spruil, Wala Blegay, Nick Charles and Kent Roberson to enter the the race for Delegate for proper leadership of the District 25 in prince George’s county.

As a result of the entry of new candidates in Prince George’s County District 25, it’s over for Delegate Dereck E. Davis and Delegate Darryl Barnes!

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Wala Blegay (seen here center flagged by Board of Education Member Edward Burroughs III) has received endorsement of CASA and several unions. If she continues to go door to door like she has been doing, she is expected to win.

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Kent A. Roberson is running to be a Delegate for District 25. A very humble gentleman and Church going family man, is expected to fight hard for one of the slots in the race for Delegate.

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Nick Charles is running to be a Delegate for District 25.  He attended kindergarten class at Benjamin Foulois. He believes it’s time to turn the page to the next Generation of Leadership.

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Delegate Dereck E. Davis is in major hot water. According to Barry O’Connell of the Maryland politics, “Dereck Davis the delegate has been blocking the $15 an hour minimum wage and has come out strongly in favor a foreign-owned beer factory. He’s not good for the people and it does not look like he’s going to have an easy time holding his seat this time around. People are finally wising up to the fact that he’s a dirty rotten crooked weasel.” 

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Delegate Darryl Barnes is in major hot water for changing the rules  to protect the establishment in the middle of the 90 day session. 

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PGCPS Teens Charged in String of Robberies Targeting Cab Drivers

224AAD65-DF46-428F-8536-09DC98A9E232Prince George’s County police say five teenagers are responsible for a string of robberies targeting cab drivers, including a shooting that left one driver critically injured.

The teens charged are linked to two separate robbery sprees, police said Thursday.

Malik Samuels and Robert Walker, both 17, are charged with the attempted murder of a cab driver.

Police say the cab driver went to the 9000 block of Ballard Lane in Clinton, Maryland, to pick up a fare at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday. When he arrived, the suspects approached him. The teens demanded money and then shot the victim, according to police.

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Neighbors found the man lying in the street.

“All of a sudden we heard four or five shots. I got up and look out of the window and then I saw the guy lying on the ground,” said Ronald Currie, a neighbor who called 911.

As Currie looked from his window, he said he saw an act of kindness when it was needed the most.

“He brought a blanket and covered him up with the blanket. It all kind of happened at the same time,” Currie said of the neighbor who came to the aid of the victim.

The victim was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition.

Two hours later, a cab driver expecting to pick up a customer in the area of Woodlawn Boulevard and Torington Place in Largo encountered the teens.

Both boys got into his cab and demanded money and the car. Police say the teens got away with the cab, and the driver was not hurt.

Three other teens are facing charges in a string of similar robberies. Police say the suspects targeted cab and ride-share drivers during the week of Jan. 15.

In each crime, police say one of the suspects posed as a customer and rode in the victim’s car before the crime was committed.

Jose Ponce-Coreas, 19; Demonte Johnson, 16; and Christian Tejada, 18, have admitted their involvement in the crimes, according to police. All three remain in police custody.

via NBC4   Read more >>> Washington post

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