Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (8/31/18)

251,000The estimated number of people worldwide who died by a gun in 2016, according to medical researchers in a study published this week.    Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed   (Quick News, America and Mental Health) MENTAL HEALTH CHAT-(U.S. suicide rates surges to a 30-year high) Many research shows that mental health…

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (8/30/18)

The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up … Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate US Rep. Ron DeSantis, who was accused of using racist language while talking about his black Democratic opponent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum   Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed   MENTAL HEALTH CHAT-(U.S. suicide…

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (8/29/18)

2.3 million The number of cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia diagnosed last year in the US. That’s a record, and some doctors think the numbers are enough for STDs to be declared a public health crisis. ___________________________________________________________________   Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed MENTAL HEALTH CHAT-(U.S. suicide rates…

Frederick Douglass, Defender of Women Rights & Human Rights

Frederick Douglas has been a long supporter of women rights. In 1848, Douglas was the only African American to attend Seneca Falls Convention, the first women’s rights convention, in upstate New York. Elizabeth Cady Stanton asked the assembly to pass a resolution asking for women’s suffrage. Many of those present opposed the idea, including influential Quakers James and Lucretia Mott. Douglass stood and spoke eloquently in favor; he said that he could not accept the right to vote as a black man if women could not also claim that right. He suggested that the world would be a better place if women were involved in the political sphere.

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (8/28/18)

“Nearly eight-in-ten Americans say that when it comes to important issues facing the country, most Republican and Democratic voters not only disagree over plans and policies, but also cannot agree on basic facts.” “About eight-in-ten Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (81%) say Republican and Democratic voters disagree on basic facts of issues. A similar – albeit…

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (8/27/18)

___________________________________________________________________________ “In this process, Asians displaced blacks as the most economically divided racial or ethnic group in the U.S., according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data.”     Source: Pew Research Report Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed MENTAL HEALTH CHAT-(U.S. suicide rates surges to a 30-year…

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (8/25/18)

Mad love and respect to everyone who took part in two rival gangs in Chicago coming together to build a playground for children to mark eight months without neighborhood violence. These two gangs from the North Pullman neighborhood in Chicago, reached a cease-fire in October when they realized they were tired of the violence plaguing…

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (8/24/18)

-Georgia board voter down to close 7 of 9 polling place in black majority African-American county’s ahead of the midterms. Critics stated that this was an attempt to suppress the black vote.- _____________________________________________________________________________________________   Mad love and respect to everyone who took part in two rival gangs in Chicago coming together to build a playground…

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (8/23/18)

Mad love and respect to everyone who took part in two rival gangs in Chicago coming together to build a playground for children to mark eight months without neighborhood violence. These two gangs from the North Pullman neighborhood in Chicago, reached a cease-fire in October when they realized they were tired of the violence plaguing…