Photo of Pearland High School students wearing Confederate clothing outrages parents, civil rights leaders

PEARLAND, Texas – The Brazoria County chapter of the NAACP, along with other community leaders and parents of students enrolled in Pearland High School, expressed outrage over a photograph showing a group of students walking the hallway Friday, with at least one student wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag.

The picture, shared by a parent on social media, also showed another student wearing a hat with the Confederate flag.

“This is very upsetting,” said Eugene Howard, president of the Brazoria County chapter of the NAACP.

Howard added the picture was heartbreaking, intimidating and hateful toward students of color because of what he said the shirt represents.

“The Confederacy was a group of domestic terrorists that wanted to destroy America. Period,” Howard said. “They fought to own people who look like me.”

Parents echoed Howard’s sentiments, alleging the act was meant to induce fear among students of color on campus.

“This is not so much about being politically incorrect or racial insensitivity. This is about security at the end of the day, isn’t it? The security of our children,” exclaimed Harvey Wolff, a parent of two students enrolled in Pearland High School.

Dozens of parents told KPRC 2 their children either notified them or texted them pictures of the group walking the hallway Friday morning. Yet, despite what they allege were obvious intentions among the group, parents said the administration at Pearland High School didn’t act soon enough.

“From 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. this child was allowed to walk the campus, the hallways of this school and nothing was done about it?” asked Felicha Jones, owner and founder of Smart Scholars Foundation, an organization that works to empower area youth through education. “It wasn’t until 10:30 a.m. that the child wearing the Confederate flag was brought into the office and then asked — asked, mind you — to go home and change clothes.”

Parents said the shirt and hat, coupled with the observation that at least two students in the photograph are not wearing a mask, is a violation of the school district’s dress code.

KPRC 2 reviewed the policy, and confirmed masks are required to be worn on campus. The shirt, parents said, falls within the stipulation that “[shirts] may not be worn in a way that reflects gang affiliation, contraband, or creates a distraction.”

Parents considered the shirt and hat a distraction and claimed they called Pearland Independent School District’s administrative office multiple times Friday, although no one responded to their requests for comment on the matter.

KPRC 2 received a response from the school district Friday afternoon, confirming the clothing violated the dress code.

“Per the Pearland ISD dress code, apparel or accessories which include cultural divisiveness and racial intolerance may not be worn. Appropriate disciplinary action has taken place in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct,” Kim Hocott, executive director of communications for Pearland ISD, said in the statement. “We want to be clear that all students, faculty and staff are welcome at

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Amazon’s Awesome Accessories for Slick and Stylish Gaming

Awesome Accessories for Stylish Gaming

It’s that time again, gamers! The weekend is upon us and what a weekend it is! We are only a few short days away from next gen hitting the shelves and landing in our laps, so we wanted to make sure there was a little something for everyone this week. Not only will you find some nice rechargeable batteries for both the Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X controllers to keep you gaming, but a nice whopping 5TB external hard drive as well. Not yet ready to invest in next gen? There are some great deals on a pair of joy-cons, a DualShock charging station, and a shiny new PlayStation 4 V2 camera! Bling out that Switch dock with an impressive shield pack, or just spruce up your entertainment unit to celebrate the Spider-Man Ultimate Collection coming to PlayStation 5 with a Negative Suit Spider-Man statue! You’ll also find some great deals on Razor and Logitech accessories, so scroll on through and find what you’ve been missing all this time.

 

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Which of these awesome accessories are you planning on picking up this weekend? Are there any great deals we missed that your fellow gamers should know about? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or the Comments section below, and be sure to tune in tomorrow for our top ten game deals of the week!

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Since 1938, T&G Santa donors have given gift of Christmas to kids in need



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The Gazette Santa, as the annual drive for needy children was known at the time, first handed out gifts in 1938. Readers flooded the paper with envelopes, some with checks, some with cash. 

The gift-giving continues. These days it’s called T&G Santa. The goal is the same: Make sure all kids and their families have a bright holiday. 

A few things have changed over the years — online donations have lightened the December load of the T&G’s postal carrier. And the types of toys have shifted, now including electronics. 

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This year, T&G Santa hopes to collect more than $100,000 to buy toys, books and other gifts. With families struggling to make ends meet because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the goal is to help 7,000 children.

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Many Central Mass. businesses, foundations and organizations contribute to the fund every year. One of the those groups is the Greendale Retired Men’s Club, which donated $1,600 last year.

In addition to larger donations, there are always plenty of anonymous donations, usually delivered by “Santa’s Helper.”

Other donations are made in the name of deceased friend or family member. Two of those donors – Earle Jenkins Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Dudley – have been sharing that love with children for the past 25 Christmases.

The Jenkins family’s Christmas tradition of honoring their loved ones who are no longer here by making memorial donations to the T&G Santa fund started in 1995 after Earle Jenkins Sr. passed away. The Jenkinses’ son, Michael, who was 5 at the time, missed his grandfather tremendously.

Since the couple had always liked children’s charities and appreciated the good work the T&G Santa does to help children, they decided to make a memorial donation to bring some much-needed comfort to their son.  

“We thought it would be a good way to remember him,” Mr. Jenkins said. “We always thought it was terrible for any kid to go without presents at Christmas.”

The newspaper works with several nonprofit organizations to deliver toys, books and, of course, smiles to those in need in the region. The United Way of Central Massachusetts is a main partner in the effort.  

Besides promoting the T&G Santa on its social media accounts, the United Way collects donations, orders the toys, books and other gifts, and oversees the delivery of those items to organizations around Massachusetts. 

This year, T&G Santa will connect with children through the following agencies: Catholic Charities of Southbridge; the state Department of Mental Health; the Devereux Foundation; the Devereux School; Dr. Franklin Perkins School; the Gardner Community Action Committee; Rainbow Child Development Center; the Spanish American Center in Leominster, Salvation Army branches in Worcester, Fitchburg and Milford; WHEAT Community Services in Clinton; and Winchendon Community Action Committee.  

There are many ways to donate:

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Richmond man launches clothing line to help kids and learn from past mistakes

RICHMOND, Va. — Four years ago, Earnest Purvall had a vision of how he was going to turn his life around. It came to him in the most unlikely place.

The Richmond native is the founder of B.U.L.L.I.

A clothing line with a message.

The organization embraces teens who are feeling peer pressure and the target of bullies.

“Nothing wrong with being yourself or being different. Stand away from the crowd,” Earnest said.

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The 30-year-old father doesn’t want young people to make the same mistake he did.

“When the judge issued the sentence, I didn’t hear it because I was in a state of shock,” he recalled.

Earnest was convicted of attempted murder and armed robbery.

He was just 16.

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“I missed my whole childhood from the age of 16 to 29,” he said. “I basically grew up in prison.”

Earnest was sentenced to 73 years with 61 suspended.

“The 12 years I served were quite possibly the worst 12 years anyone can do,” Earnest said.

Letting down those who loved him most cut deep.

“My father and mother didn’t raise me to be no criminal,” he said.

In the middle of his 12-year stretch, Earnest decided when released he would be an agent of change.

“So, that is why I’m out here serving these different communities and let these kids know I took that dead-end route. I’m letting them know it is OK to be different,” he said.

Earnest hopes his encouraging words and t-shirts resonate with young people following the crowd.

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“Stay in school. Education is everything. Just know those guys that you’re hanging with are not your friends,” Earnest said.

As his organization grows Earnest is hiring young men in his neighborhood emphasizing self-improvement and showing there is a better way.

“Right now my focus is on the kids because those who are young and don’t have a voice I want to let them know I have your back,” Earnest said.

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For nearly half of his life, he was living a nightmare. But now Earnest Purvall is inviting others to follow him down the right path.

“See dreams do come true,” Earnest said. “At the end of the day, I have a lot of youth depending on me, looking up to me. So I can’t let them down. I’m going to lead the way.”

Earnest Purvall recently became a father and works full time at UPS.

He usually sells his shirts most afternoons at White Oak Shopping Center on Laburnum Avenue.

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Young entrepreneur overcomes troubled childhood, opens beauty salon and inspires others | News Headlines

SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – In less than a month, a local 19-year-old entrepreneur is taking the leap into the small business world, all while setting an example for young girls.

Kaniya Slusher, 19, opened Major Beauty House salon in Dogtown on Nov. 1. The salon focuses on eye brow tinting and eyelash extensions, and Slusher said she plans to expand services down the road.

“I’m happy it’s not going how I thought it would, because it’s even better,” she said.

Part of her motivation stems from a troubled upbringing, where she often lived in various places due to her parents’ substance abuse. After deciding she wanted more for herself, she found a love for eyebrow and eyelash work thanks to a family member. Soon after, the next step was figuring out what it took to open a business.

“I didn’t have that family push that people would automatically assume that I have,” she said. “But I think that’s okay, I did it on my own and I would encourage others to do the same. You don’t have to let your current circumstances define what you do or how you do it.”

In October, she leased a space for the salon on Tamm Avenue in Dogtown. A month later, she opened her doors.

“My business arrived to me by being able to do what I love to do everyday,” she said. “So I don’t like to say I’m a small business owner, or I’m a boss, or this is how I got here. I just like to say I’m living my life and I’m doing what I love everyday.”

Slusher employs nine people and said their goal as a salon is to increase diversity in their clientele and in the area.

“We feel welcome here, but I want people to feel comfortable coming in here as well,” she said. “We want people to know we can work with different skin types and don’t want people to be self-conscious and afraid to come in.”

In addition to running her business, Slusher inadvertently found herself in the role of mentor. 

Aspiring entrepreneur Reginae Jackson, 11, saw the salon on social media and made a point to meet Slusher. She said she sells accessories and purses after getting her business license when she was 10.

“We both want to go somewhere in life, we both live in St. Louis, we’re both trying to make a business out of something and we’re both just young ladies,” Jackson said.

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‘A stunning moment’ as women leaders in Alabama reflect on first female vice president

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California will become the first woman to serve as vice president after the Democrats’ victory in Tuesday’s election, a milestone particularly significant to African American women in Alabama.

“The historical impact of Kamala Harris’ election is being overlooked by a lot of America, but it’s not being overlooked by black women,” said Amber Scales, a former member of the Student Government Association at the University of Alabama. “It’s a stunning moment in American history.”

Amber Scales lost her bid to become SGA president in 2018, an effort that would have made her the first African American woman to hold that office. She has remained active in politics and worked for the voting rights campaign Fair Fight Action in Georgia during the 2020 campaign.

Amber Scales noted that Harris’ rise to the nation’s second-highest elected office also faced some setbacks. An early favorite during the Democratic primaries, Harris underperformed among voters. However, her presence on the presidential ticket motivated key voting blocks, particularly in Georgia where African American voters put Democrats over the top for the first time since 1992.

“I think people are starting to wake up to the power of Black coalitions everywhere and especially across the South,” Amber Scales said.

Harris grew up and attended law school in California before becoming a prosecutor in San Francisco. The 56-year-old won her first election in 2003 for district attorney in San Francisco. Harris won the race for U.S. Senate in 2016, becoming the second African American woman to serve in that body and the first South Asian. The vice president-elect’s mother was born in India and her father in Jamaica.

A less prominent chapter in her biography has not gone unnoticed by Alabama politicians. During college at Howard University, Harris joined Alpha Kappa Alpha, a traditionally Black sorority that has produced a number of political leaders. Both Amber Scales and state Sen. Vivian Figures of Mobile belong to the same sisterhood.

“Of course, I am proud that she is my sorority sister, but she is a sister to all of us in one way or another, for she will bring stellar leadership that represents everyone,” Figures said.

Figures has served in the Alabama Senate since 1997 and in 2012 became the first woman to lead a party delegation in the state legislature when Democrats voted her floor leader. The veteran politician said girls and young women of color are watching Harris closely.

“I am so proud of her because she is a perfect example of what we as women of color can do and become given the opportunity,” Figures said. “With her background, experience, intellect and compassion for humankind, she is definitely destined to be a person of power and influence to help shape this nation for the better. She exemplifies what can be for our little girls of color to see her and believe that anything is possible.”

Jefferson County Commissioner Lashunda Scales said the Democratic victory was a sign of the times.

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Princess Diana was dazzling but it’s not a fashion inspiration, writes ex-editor of Vogue


By Alexandra Schulman For The Mail On Sunday

22:32 07 Nov 2020, updated 22:32 07 Nov 2020

As series 4 of The Crown is about to be released, all the buzz is around the arrival of the young Lady Diana Spencer on the Royal scene. 

Early word is that the transformation of actress Emma Corrin from style-free Sloane to streamlined superstar is as convincing and mesmerising on screen as it was in reality.

And with it has come a slew of tributes to the late Princess’s wardrobe.

But as compelling and bewitching as the real woman was, she was absolutely never the fashion leader she’s being touted as today.

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When it comes to the Princess of Wales, a warm and glowing filter often distorts and reshapes our views of the past – and that’s certainly the case with her clothes.

The Princess’s arrival in The Crown has seen a wave of glowing tributes to her wardrobe. But the ex-editor of Vogue has a controversial alternative view… Pictured: Diana in a figure-hugging evening gown

When Diana first appeared on the scene in 1980, in pie-crust collars, tank tops and blousy midi skirts, nobody with any fashion credibility looked, or wanted to look, remotely like her. 

She was a central-casting Sloane Ranger – the brilliant label, conceived by journalists Peter York and Ann Barr in Harpers & Queen, for the Chelsea tribe of affluent young women whose uniform of navy tights, headbands and bottom-covering blazers was to fashion what garlic is to vampires.

Girls who cared about fashion at the start of the 1980s didn’t look anything like that. 

They were coming out of the tail end of punk and it was all about fishnet tights, batwing sleeves, leg-warmers, black leather biker jackets and, sadly, dodgy perms.

Hemlines like the drab, calf-length ones Diana Spencer favoured were part of the 1970s. 

To any forward-looking 1980s chick, it was about skirts getting shorter and shorter – reaching a final and hugely unattractive pinnacle with the rara, wisely always avoided by the Princess of Wales.

Although Diana’s acclaim as a fashion leader began only some years into her marriage, some of her early looks are being revisited today.

Her famous red woollen sweater – emblazoned with rows of white sheep and a black one at the centre – which caused such a stir when she wore it to watch Charles play polo in 1981 has now been reissued by an American brand. 

Those white pie-crust collars, which at the time never looked anything other than frumpy, are gaining new popularity, possibly suitable for this woke era.

But none of this means Diana was remotely the fashion pioneer the rewriters of style history now claim.

At the time, although she looked pleasant, it was Diana’s suitability, not her wardrobe, that was her main calling card.

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Women in politics who paved the way for Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris crashed through one of the highest of American glass ceilings on Saturday, becoming the first woman elected vice president of the United States. She will serve alongside President-elect Joe Biden.

Harris, 55, has made a career of being the first: the first woman of color — daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father — on a presidential ticket for a major party, and to serve as attorney general of California and district attorney of San Francisco. She has served in the U.S. Senate since 2016 as the junior senator from California.

Harris, a Democrat, is the third woman to run for vice president in a major party; the others are Republican Sarah Palin (as John McCain’s running mate in 2008) and Democrat Geraldine Ferraro (as Walter Mondale’s running mate in 1984).

Women started long ago to pave the way for Harris to ascend to an unprecedented position in American politics. Today, we’re republishing the profiles of some of these women from our Women of the Century project earlier this year. They are among women across the country who knocked down obstacles to become revered civil servants.

Madeleine Albright

Former secretary of state

(1937-  )

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As secretary of state from 1997 to 2001 – the first woman to ever hold the position – Madeleine Albright was known for promoting the expansion of NATO into former Soviet nations, as well as the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons from former Soviet nations. She supported the creation of civil societies in developing nations, helped normalize relations with Vietnam and pushed for military intervention under NATO in Kosovo amid a humanitarian crisis. From 1993 to 1997, she served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. 

Q&A: Madeleine Albright talks about how she became secretary of state, speaking up as a woman and the importance of calling out wrongs

Shirley Chisholm

First Black congresswoman in America

(1924-2005)

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm
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After her groundbreaking 1968 election as the first Black woman in the U.S. House of Representatives, Shirley Chisholm created a legacy of working to get Black people elected to public office. She helped elect the first Black judge in her district and then won a seat in the New York State Assembly in 1964 before being elected to Congress. In 1972, she became the first Black person to run for the nomination of a major party for president. In 2015, she was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former first lady, senator, U.S. secretary of state

(1947- )  

Hillary Clinton

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After being first lady of the U.S., Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate from New York, the first American first lady to win a public office seat. She went on to serve as secretary of state under President Barack Obama. In 2016, she became the first female presidential nominee of a

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‘I Just Couldn’t Be Silent’: How American Women Decided the 2020 Presidential Race | Top News

By Mica Rosenberg, Gabriella Borter, P.J. Huffstutter, Mimi Dwyer and Chris Kahn

ARCHBALD, Pa (Reuters) – Marygrace Vadala’s 82-year-old mother had been a fan of President Donald Trump since his days hosting the reality TV show “The Apprentice.” She enthusiastically voted for him in 2016.

But in the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, as the two watched daily White House briefings, Vadala’s mom – Grace Webber – voiced her first doubts.

“Why isn’t he listening to the medical experts?” Vadala, a 48-year-old home care nurse, recalled Webber asking.

Weeks later, Webber landed in the hospital with a gastrointestinal bleed. She soon contracted the coronavirus, spending nearly a month on a ventilator. In May, Vadala, a devout Catholic, said goodbye to Webber over FaceTime, clutching her mother’s rosary beads.

Vadala, who lives in a suburb of Scranton, Pennsylvania, had been a Republican all her life. But she concluded Trump lacked the “integrity and trustworthiness and responsibility” she was raised to value, and she wanted him out. She became a prominent booster of Trump’s Democratic rival, even agreeing to appear in an online ad for former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign.

“I just couldn’t be silent on this one,” she said. “I let my mom’s voice be heard.”

Women appear to have been crucial in delivering the U.S. presidency to Biden. They were at the forefront of the highest U.S. voter turnout in at least a century, casting ballots at higher rates than men. And more than half of female voters – 56% – chose the former vice president compared to 48% of men, according to exit polls from the Edison Research firm.

Media outlets called the race for Biden on Saturday after he pulled ahead decisively in Pennsylvania.

It wasn’t just women who carried Biden: Trump lost ground among male voters in 2020 compared to 2016. But key to Biden’s success were his gains among white college-educated women in battleground states – like Vadala – who turned out in higher numbers than for Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton four years ago.

(For a graphic on results, see https://t.co/dk8Akg6XxG?amp=1)

African-American women, and to a lesser degree, Latinas, supported Biden’s bid for the White House over Trump by wide majorities nationally, and more so than African-American and Latino men.

Trump has not conceded the race, even as Biden’s lead in the vote tally rises. Recounts appear likely in states where the margin is narrow, but Trump would need to overturn the results in at least three states to prevail. Trump’s court battles, too, are widely seen as unlikely to change the outcome.

Trump’s difficulties in appealing to women voters long predate this election and the pandemic. Accusations of sexual harassment and assault – which he vehemently denies – have dogged him for years. The day after Trump’s 2017 inauguration, hundreds of thousands of people protested his election in a Women’s March in Washington D.C. and other cities around the country.

Still, Trump held strong with one female demographic across both elections: white

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Black women and girls react to Kamala Harris’ victory

  • Insider and Decision Desk HQ projected on Friday that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are headed to the White House.
  • On Saturday, the AP, along with networks inculding CNN, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, and Fox News, all made the call for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
  • The historic election will put the first Black, Indian, South Asian, and alumna of a historically Black college and university (HBCU) in the White House.
  • Black women and girls across the country told Business Insider what this moment means to them. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be moving into the White House, Insider and Decision Desk HQ announced on Friday.

Major networks on Saturday called the presidential election in favor of Biden and Harris. Shortly after the win was announced, Harris updated her Twitter bio to read: “Vice President-Elect of the United States.” 

Harris wrote on Twitter, “This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me.”

But for Black women — 91% of whom voted for the Biden and Harris — and girls who spoke to Insider, Harris’s accomplishment as the first woman, Black, Indian, and South Asian elected as Vice President of the United States hits close to home and opens up a promising vision of representation on Capitol Hill.

Meena Harris, the vice-president elect’s niece, tweeted on Saturday that her 4-year-old said that “BLACK GIRLS ARE WELCOME TO BE PRESIDENT!”

 

Cam Franklin, 50— Howard University Class of 91′

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“I am so proud. I have never been more proud to be a Howard graduate, to be an HBCU graduate, to be a Black woman. I just think our country needed this, I needed this personally and I’m just elated,” Franklin told Business Insider who noted that she cried when she heard the news about Biden and Harris winning the election. “I’m just hopeful that his country can heal and start moving in the right direction again. We are still a country divided so I think there’s still a lot of work that’s going to need to be done, but this is an emotional lift. This to me personally is a triumph of good over evil.”

Ketia Jeune, 25— Activist, New York

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Ketia Jeune on the far left.

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“Who wouldn’t be happy that Trump isn’t president but I’m even happier that Kamala Harris is in the White House. She’s making history and she’s representing Black women and although she had a bumpy past, I feel like she’s leaning towards a more progressive way of thinking and I feel like I’m making history with her as a Black woman,” Jeune told Business Insider. “I feel like Black women really came out. We always come out and we always make history and I’m so glad we’re finally being acknowledged for our work.”

Nahla Owens, 16— High School Senior, Texas

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