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Ain't that a poll tax?

If my understanding of the law is correct it would be considered a poll tax, albeit a debt that is owed, it would be a poll tax because it is designed to restrict a person's right to vote. It is in the disenfranchisement of a certain sector of the population that is going to send this to court. It is settled law and the outcome will favor what the voters selected. I am not surprised at this by the GOP.

Next move- Leak the report to a news outlet.

And call Mueller to tesify to his findings.

and BINGO was his nameo...

General Discussion Forum / Re: Interesting Family Hertiage Discoveries
« on: March 12, 2019, 02:55:40 PM »
Twin and Bison....

we may be cousins....sitting at my first cousin wedding last great aunt kindly informed us that their last name was not Ready but actually Reddick...we all were sitting there with our face on the floor and so I took out my tablet went to typed in my great grandfather name and sure enough it was Reddick, we do not know when or how it got changed to Ready and why they never changed it back.

Twin, how is your son doing? He and my little cousin were friends at ASU.


Ramese98, looks like I missed your post.  We could be FAMILY!!!!

Are you on with a Family Tree?

Where are your Reddicks from?

Mine are from Virginia during slavery and from Montgomery, AL and Franklin, TN after the Civil War.


We are not sure, because we ceased using the Reddick name with my Great Grandfather and he was born right after slavery. Oral family history indicate that we migrated South from Canada and settled in Georgia, but we are not 100% sure because my Great Grandfather is the one who changed the family last name, and his name.

LOL.... :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Stacey is not going to jump in that race, she is a very sharp sister. She is giving the media just want they want to hear. I saw the interview she gave earlier, when she was asked to deliver the State of The Union Democratic response, she was asked the question and she gave the same answer with a smile, pretty stating you never say no, everything is on the table, including running for the GA Senate.

TS Ellis, III is known for this type of sentencing. I also think he knows that the DC Judge is not going to be as lenient on old boy, especially after he violated the plea deal.

For the life of me I can't figure out how Ga St and Kennesaw St became the go to school for black kids. What happened to make this go that way? When I grew up in Atlanta they were not even considered.

It is ATLANTA, DA A...when I was in college was the AUC but for the most it was too expensive; after the Olympics GA State had dorms and that changed the game. More students could go to Atlanta for school and have somewhere to stay; prior to that they had to get an apartment and most could not afford that. Kennesaw, saw what Georgia State did and invested in dorms and upgrades as well. They both benefit from location, more so than students just wanting to go there. It is the easiest route to Atlanta for young adults today.

Politics / Re: Brazil's Bolsonaro targets minorities on 1st day in office
« on: January 04, 2019, 09:22:19 AM »
I would be very careful if I were him- there are more blacks there than America-

I concur....things could turn sour very quickly when he cannot deliver on the economic end and tourism starts going south. Countries like that needs those tourism dollars and investments. Human Rights violations can really hurt a country economically.

Sports Forum / Re: Statement Game: Lee County not holding punches
« on: December 26, 2018, 08:52:12 AM »
GA Public High Schools

I so loved Nancy Wilson, one she was drop dead gorgeous, but her voice was so smooth and captivating. It just reached and grabbed you and pulled you in close. My favorite song of her is:

I saw the movie and it was good. It flowed very well. There are two problems with the "family's" complaint:

1) The MOVIE is not a BIOPIC of Dr. Shirley's life; it was a movie centered on two months in his life on a tour down South during the Jim Crow era.

2) Now Dr. Shirley died in 2013 and when he died he had only one brother and sister living and I am sure he left an estate, so my question is who has the rights to his life. It evidently was not his family or it was not this particular set of family members. It is lengthy, but read the obituary of his oldest brother that died before he died.

3) The movie was written from Tony Lip's point of view, if you see the movie you can see that clear as day.

Pioneering Florida doctor Dr. Calvin Shirley dies at age 91

July 5, 2012 Florida Courier

Dr. Calvin Hylton Shirley, one of South Florida’s first Black doctors, died of natural causes on June 23 at Broward Health Medical Center. He was 91.

Dr. Calvin Shirley

Dr. Shirley was one of the first four Black physicians admitted to the staff of then-Broward General Hospital (now Broward Health Broward General Medical Center). The move paved the way for the acceptance of Black physicians.

Funeral services were held June 30 in Fort Lauderdale for Dr. Shirley, who was born Jan. 28, 1921 in Tallahassee to the late Rev. Edwin S. Shirley and Mrs. Stella Gertrude (Young) Shirley of Jamaica, West Indies. He was the oldest of four brothers and three sisters.

After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School at age 16 in Pensacola, Dr. Shirley matriculated at Florida A&M University, where he obtained his pre-medical education majoring in biology and a double minor in chemistry and education.

From Boston to Broward
 After college, he was drafted into the Navy during World War II. He then enrolled in the Boston College of Physicians & Surgeons in Boston, graduating summa cum laude.

After finishing his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Boston City Hospital, he returned to Florida in 1949 to commence his medical practice.

He joined three Black medical doctors – James F. Sistrunk, Von D. Mizell, and R. L. Brown – who were already established in Fort Lauderdale at Provident Hospital, the only major health care facility in Broward County at the time that would treat Blacks.

According to historical records, Provident was a general hospital, owned and operated by Broward County’s Black community through a non-profit corporation. It cared for Black patients anywhere in South Florida, was operated by an all-Black administrative staff and offered medical and surgical care under the standards set by the American Hospital Association.

Dr. Shirley became a staff physician there, eventually delivering more than 6,000 babies during his professional career. He later opened medical practices in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach.

Many firsts
 Dr. Shirley and his late wife, registered nurse Jeanette E. Shirley, implemented the first curriculum and operations for the Broward County Licensed Practical Nurse training program. He later became the county’s first medical advisor to the Sickle Cell Foundation.

Dr. Shirley was also instrumental in getting a Broward Health Department building erected in a predominately Black community, thereby affording more accessibility to available county health facilities and public health services. He also was the first Black doctor to serve on the executive board of the Florida State Health Planning Council.

Nationally, Dr. Shirley served 15 years as the grand clinical director and assistant grand medical director of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World. This service is rendered during annual Grand Lodge Conventions held in various large cities throughout the United States.
 He retired in 2004.

‘Amazing man’
 “Dr. Calvin Shirley spent decades helping his patients and transforming health care in Broward County. He was an amazing man who not only brought thousands of lives into this world but worked to change the world, into which they were born, said Frank Nask, CEO and president of Broward Health.

“…I’ve come to understand his character and commitment through his daughter Jasmin Shirley, our vice president of community health services. A dedication to healing and public service are his legacy and those qualities continue in his children.”

Dr. Shirley was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette, a brother and two sisters.

He is survived by his daughters Jasmin Shirley and Dr. Carmen Shirley Mack; sons Calvin Hylton Shirley Jr., John Walbridge Shirley and Cedric Hylton Shirley; five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.

There is no mention of Dr. Donald Shirley at all, actually there is no mention of Maurice either, who was an outside child, so you know how families were back then, especially status families. So that make you question the families angst against the movie....

Good, and interesting. When filing lawsuits and fighting in the courts using this precedent the Democrats now have this case on hand. A case won by the GOP,sometimes blessings do come in disguise. It is hard to argue against your own case.

As a Georgian and Federal Employee, and an Officer in the largest Union for Federal Employees-AFGE, I have had the pleasure of meeting Congressman Lewis quite a few times in his Washington, DC. Office to discuss various issues that effect his Constituents as well as those outside of his district. I can could go on and on about the small things he has done to help his district which is Urban but reflects my district which is Rural. Yes, Congressman Lewis is an American Icon, A Civil Rights Icon he earned that, because he stood when no one else would stand. He suffered so others behind him could do what he could not do and we should never forget that nor attempt to belittle that for the sake of scoring political points. A personal perspective, happened when I was in his office with other members of AFGE this past February speaking with his Chief of Staff and she remembered me and thanked me for the timeline of the small things Cong. Lewis had done in the District things that she did not think anyone paid attention to, it was then that I reminder her that those constituents remembered; because it was not for political points or getting attention on the news. It was simply because he did the right thing for the right people at the right time. He remembered why he got elected.

So when you think about Georgia and its military bases think BRAC and how Congressman Lewis has stood on the side of those who are employed by the bases in Georgia and kept them open. When you think about Natural Disasters that have hit the Agricultural parts of Georgia's 1st, 2nd, 8th and 12th Congressional Districts you can think Congressman Lewis for his vote to support and by virtue his position as a member of the Powerful Ways and Means Committee of Congress. So to even raise the question of what Congressman Lewis has done for his District is preposterous and simply grandstanding. For you reading pleasure is please see the links below....

Politics / Re: Andrew Gillium wins
« on: August 29, 2018, 08:37:59 AM »
Mayor Gillium can win this....I promise you most folks in FL just knew Gwen had this wrapped up and was not even looking in Gillium direction and he pulled votes like that. I really do believe DEMS will rally around him. He is young, fresh, articulate and solid on what he is running on. There are some Florida hotbed items he stands solid on that is going to pull in some of the white independent voters.

Aretha seemed to have ran a tight ship with her family and things may be more in place than we know, she was very private when it came to family. I am just going to see how this play out...


Board of Regents Approve First Nexus Degrees

Atlanta — August 14, 2018

With approval today by the Board of Regents, Albany State and Columbus State universities this fall will become the first to offer the University System of Georgia (USG)’s newest college education credential called a nexus degree.

Nexus degrees are college credentials that emphasize hands-on experiential learning, skilled knowledge and connections with industry in high-demand career fields.

Columbus State’s new nexus degree will be in film production.
. Other fields under consideration for future USG programs include cybersecurity and financial technology.

“We are committed to meeting the needs of both Georgia’s workforce and industry by giving students the skills they need as they grow into different careers and seek to expand their knowledge base,” Chancellor Steve Wrigley said. “I applaud Albany State and Columbus State for being the first institutions to offer our newest college credential.”

Nexus degrees expand on an educational portfolio that already includes associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. They stem from work being done as part of USG’s College 2025 Initiative, which seeks to refine the delivery and accessibility of public higher education to meet 21st-century learning and career needs.

Final recommendations from a committee working on the College 2025 initiative were also released today, and are available online at

A nexus degree is a 60-credit-hour degree, consisting of 42 credit hours of general education and 18 credit hours of coursework focusing on the skills and knowledge requirements of high-demand industries. The 18 credit hours create an apprenticeship aspect that must include at least six credit hours of experiential learning and at least 12 credit hours of upper division coursework.

Curriculum for the credential is being designed in collaboration with industry experts to ensure it meets specific requirements for high-demand jobs, including those in the market now and those planned for the future.

While a nexus degree can stand on its own, it also allows USG’s 26 institutions to be creative in using the credential to expand on other educational opportunities.

That includes the potential to use a nexus degree toward completion of a new kind of associate degree, one targeted toward a high-need technical field.

It includes new options to create stackable credentials concentrated in highly specialized fields as part of a bachelor’s degree.

The new degree is additionally valuable for people who may have a job but want to acquire a new skill, or who have not yet completed a college degree and want to advance.

While Albany State and Columbus State are the first to offer nexus degrees, other USG institutions have entered the planning stages for how a nexus degree can benefit their students and communities. Each individual program created as a nexus degree must receive additional approval by the Board of Regents to ensure the integrity of the degree and the curriculum

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