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Shevonne

Shevonne

Working mom of tweens who works gathering and analyzing requirements and writing documentation. I love interior design, playing video games, and riding my bike
RT @charlesmblow: On this day in 1955 Emmett Till was beaten (had his eyes gouged out), shot, killed & dumped in a river. #NeverForget http://t.co/D5KeytX8Uf
RT @charlesmblow: On this day in 1955 Emmett Till was beaten (had his eyes gouged out), shot, killed & dumped in a river. #NeverForget http://t.co/D5KeytX8Uf
When I tell people this story and they've never heard of Till...well, it goes a long way to explain why a lot of people don't understand the context of something like #Ferguson. These are not isolated incidents. They are representative of our country. And while I can and do support the wonderful contributions that America has made to the world, I cannot ignore this. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Do they still include Emmett Till in education plans? We heard his story in middle school and high school history classes growing up. - Steve C Team Marina
It's spotty, Steve. My daughter brought it to her high school instructor's attention (I don't think she'd heard of it). I believe her middle school teacher had. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
His story is often covered here, though it was not in my time- I admit I did not know the full details. - Pete
We didn't learn about it when I was in school, but then again, we never made it past World War II in history class because we'd run out of school days every time. - Katy S
I learned about it officially in college, but heard about it growing up. I remember as a kid seeing an interview clip from tv of his mother calling the trial a "farce." I didn't know the word and looked it up in the dictionary. So the meaning of the word "farce" has always been associated with Emmett Till's murder for me. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
My great aunt Lois was somewhere on the continuum of what T. Coates calls "The Politics of Respectability". She didn't subscribe to the notion that black people had to work be "good enough" for acceptance in America. Rather, despite what whites thought of us (and we never were going to be "good enough"), we still had to make things better for ourselves, in spite of the barriers. That we... more... - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
This is the first I have heard of Emmett Till. I feel cheated by my education. - Jenny H.
Your Kid's Summer Job Didn't Put Them On The Path To Success Like You Planned http://m.fastcoexist.com/3034847...
Your Kid's Summer Job Didn't Put Them On The Path To Success Like You Planned http://bit.ly/1tQCYd2
No but got them out of the house and that is a benefit in it self. - Me
I have to wonder if that's just more an indication of how crap the job market is in general - only the kids who don't need summer jobs are able to pull out of that, not due to skipping, but the other factors (wealth, connections, education.) - Jennifer Dittrich
National Bow Tie Day Is a Real Thing, and It's Today http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs... /cc @geekandahalf
National Bow Tie Day Is a Real Thing, and It's Today http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/shoparound/fashion/celebrate-national-bow-tie-day-with-bull-moose.php /cc @geekandahalf
my-quotes-about-life: My Best Love Quotes #NewPost [25] - http://dcfemella.com/post...
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My Best Love Quotes #NewPost [25]
RT @fcpsnews: FCPS students continue to pass Virginia Standards of Learning tests at high rates. More at http://commweb.fcps.edu/newsrel...
giancarlovolpe: isaia: glassshard: 8bitmaximo: leseanthomas: OMFG. THIS. SHOW. GPOY FOREVER. This dude’s face is amazing. He’s like a Japanese Jim Carrey. Friendly reminder that the main actor here, Yuya Yagira grew up from being that kid that starred in the sad Japanese independent live action film: “Nobody Knows” Hold up- where can I watch this... - http://dcfemella.com/post...
giancarlovolpe:
  
isaia:
  
glassshard:
  
8bitmaximo:
  
leseanthomas:
  
OMFG. THIS. SHOW.
  
GPOY FOREVER.
  
This dude’s face is amazing. He’s like a Japanese Jim Carrey.
  
Friendly reminder that the main actor here, Yuya Yagira grew up from being that kid that starred in the sad Japanese independent live action film: “Nobody Knows” 
  
Hold up- where can I watch this show??
  
Oh wow! I remember the kids and I saw that movie.  Super sad.  Based off a real case. 
RT @lmdragun: @shevonne_p If it's something electronic, that's just a sign of the slow robot takeover by driving us all insane
Whenever you need something to work, it doesn't
26 Movie Takedowns That Hurt So Good http://r29.co/1qCXsFW
Best Affordable Bucket-List Trips http://feedly.com/k/1tdFFaY
ZEN PENCILS » 159. ROBIN WILLIAMS: A spark of madness - http://dcfemella.com/post...
ZEN PENCILS » 159. ROBIN WILLIAMS: A spark of madness
Infographic: Tips On Improving Your Comfort Level At Work http://designtaxi.com/news... - Blink your eyes when staring at the computer screen
Infographic: Tips On Improving Your Comfort Level At Work http://bit.ly/1ATWGYD - Blink your eyes when staring at the computer screen
The Busy Girl’s Guide to Eating Healthy and Staying Fit http://www.byrdie.com/how-to-...
The Busy Girl’s Guide to Eating Healthy and Staying Fit http://bit.ly/1tCMnpx
I have electricity all over the house!
RT @Discovery: How has slang changed over time? http://www.discovery.com/tv-show...
RT @Discovery: How has slang changed over time? http://bit.ly/1rzPUGJ
20 Videos On YouTube That Will Super Boost Your Motivation http://www.lifehack.org/article...
20 Videos On YouTube That Will Super Boost Your Motivation http://bit.ly/XS6GUq
My cat and dog hate me haha RT @cracked: 5 Ways You Didn't Realize You're Making Your Pet Hate You http://www.cracked.com/article...
My cat and dog hate me haha RT @cracked: 5 Ways You Didn't Realize You're Making Your Pet Hate You http://bit.ly/1rzQ7JU
Civil War officer to receive Medal of Honor 151 years after death at Gettysburg - Fox News...
Civil War officer to receive Medal of Honor 151 years after death at Gettysburg - Fox News http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNFfOX4B2lZcdhrHHM0Kq4-VHI5Otw&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778593207610&ei=K9D9U6DOGqKPmAKu6oCgAQ&url=http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/27/civil-war-officer-to-receive-medal-honor-151-years-after-death-at-gettysburg/
RT @guardianbooks: Waterproof e-reader launched for bathtime bookworms http://www.theguardian.com/books...
RT @guardianbooks: Waterproof e-reader launched for bathtime bookworms http://ow.ly/2MuUDu
Half of the outlets and lights in my house aren't working, and two toilets are having issues. Happy I have a home warranty
Fall Books Preview: 25 Must-Reads http://feedly.com/k/1lcwC7m
Fall Books Preview: 25 Must-Reads http://feedly.com/k/1lcwC7m
On page 56 of 192 of Ghost Dog Secrets, by Peg Kehret: Reading this with the kids http://goodreads.com/user_st...
On page 56 of 192 of Ghost Dog Secrets, by Peg Kehret: Reading this with the kids http://goodreads.com/user_status/show/48412468
7 Ways To Be A Healthy, Happy & Mindful Mama http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-15032...
7 Ways To Be A Healthy, Happy & Mindful Mama http://bit.ly/1wwwmoW
The Difference Between Work Friends and Real Friends http://www.entrepreneur.com/article...
The Difference Between Work Friends and Real Friends http://bit.ly/1nxC5kS
You’re responsible for yourself. You messed up your life, and it’s up to you to fix it. No one else is going to do it for you — for any of you. - http://dcfemella.com/post...
RT @venturebeat: 156,000 reasons to learn to code: average San Francisco tech salaries up 19% http://wp.me/p1re2-6rHO by @ferenstein http://t.co/4tiMD8ljzr
RT @venturebeat: 156,000 reasons to learn to code: average San Francisco tech salaries up 19% http://wp.me/p1re2-6rHO by @ferenstein http://t.co/4tiMD8ljzr
D.C. Area Schools Brace For 6,000 New Illegal Immigrant Students http://www.inquisitr.com/1432683...
D.C. Area Schools Brace For 6,000 New Illegal Immigrant Students http://www.inquisitr.com/1432683/d-c-area-schools-brace-for-6000-new-illegal-immigrant-students/
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