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INTERVIEW WITH YEYE AKILIMALI FUNUA OLADE O!–“Irrespective of their genotype every African must do something about sickle cell” – Sickle Cell NewsWk

October 8, 2020

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Black officer (HALF-BLACK -CONFLICTED BY WHITE MOTHER),who detained George Floyd had pledged to fix police – Twin Cities

July 1, 2020

Black officer (HALF-BLACK-conflicted by white mother),who detained George Floyd had pledged to fix police
By NEW YORK TIMES |
PUBLISHED: June 28, 2020 at 10:26 a.m. | UPDATED: June 28, 2020 at 10:37 a.m.
MINNEAPOLIS — There were two Black men at the scene of the police killing in Minneapolis last month that roiled the nation. One, George Floyd, was sprawled on the asphalt, with a white officer’s knee on his neck. The other Black man, Alex Kueng, was a rookie police officer who held his back as Floyd struggled to breathe.

Floyd, whose name has been painted on murals and scrawled on protest signs, has been laid to rest. Kueng, who faces charges of aiding and abetting in Floyd’s death, is out on bail, hounded at the supermarket by strangers and denounced by some family members.

Long before Kueng was arrested, he had wrestled with the issue of police abuse of Black people, joining the force in part to help protect people close to him from police aggression. He argued that diversity could force change in a Police Department long accused of racism.

J. Alexander Kueng (Courtesy of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office)
He had seen one sibling arrested and treated poorly, in his view, by sheriff’s deputies. He had found himself defending his decision to join the police force, saying he thought it was the best way to fix a broken system. He had clashed with friends over whether public demonstrations could actually make things better.

“He said, ‘Don’t you think that that needs to be done from the inside?’” his mother, Joni Kueng, recalled him saying after he watched protesters block a highway years ago. “That’s part of the reason why he wanted to become a police officer — and a Black police officer on top of it — is to bridge that gap in the community, change the narrative between the officers and the Black community.”

As hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated against the police after Floyd’s killing on May 25, Kueng became part of a national debate over police violence toward Black people, a symbol of the very sort of policing he had long said he wanted to stop.

Derek Chauvin, the officer who placed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, has been most widely associated with the case. He faces charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter; Kueng and two other former officers were charged with aiding and abetting the killing. At 26, Kueng was the youngest and least experienced officer at the scene, on only his third shift as a full officer.

The arrest of Kueng, whose mother is white and whose father was from Nigeria, has brought anguish to his friends and family. “It’s a gut punch,” Joni Kueng said. “Here you are, you’ve raised this child, you know who he is inside and out. We’re such a racially diverse family. To be wrapped up in a racially motivated incident like this is just unfathomable.”

Two of Alex Kueng’s siblings, Taylor and Radiance, both of whom are African American, called for the arrests of all four officers, including their brother. They joined protests in Minneapolis. In a Facebook Live video, Taylor Kueng, 21, appeared with the head of the local NAACP to speak of the injustice that befell Floyd, acknowledging being related to Alex Kueng but never mentioning his name.

Alex Kueng’s sister Radiance posted a video of Floyd’s final minutes on Facebook. “Just broke my heart,” she wrote. In an interview, she said that as a Black man, her brother should have intervened. She said she planned to change her last name in part because she did not want to be associated with her brother’s actions.

“I don’t care if it was his third day at work or not,” she said. “He knows right from wrong.”

A FULL HOUSE

Through his life, Alex Kueng straddled two worlds, Black and white.

Kueng, whose full name is J. Alexander Kueng (pronounced “king”), was raised by his mother, whom he lived with until last year. His father was absent.

As a child, Kueng sometimes asked for siblings. Joni Kueng, who lived in the Shingle Creek neighborhood in north Minneapolis, signed up with an African American adoption agency.

When Alex was 5, Joni Kueng brought home a baby boy who had been abandoned at a hospital. Alex soon asked for a sister; Radiance arrived when he was 11. Taylor and a younger brother came in 2009, when Alex was about 16.

Radiance Kueng, 21, said their adoptive mother did not talk about race. “Race was not really a topic in our household, unfortunately,” she said. “For her adopting as many Black kids as she did — I didn’t get that conversation from her. I feel like that should have been a conversation that was had.” Growing up, Alex Kueng and his family made repeated trips to Haiti, helping at an orphanage. Alex Kueng and his siblings took a break from school to volunteer there after the earthquake in 2010.

Joni Kueng, 56, likes to say that the Kuengs are a family of doers, not talkers.

“I had to stay out of the race conversations because I was the minority in the household,” Joni Kueng said in her first interview since her son’s arrest. She said that race was not an issue with her, but that she was conflicted. “It didn’t really matter, but it does matter to them because they are African American. And so they had to be able to have an outlet to tell their stories and their experience as well, especially having a white mom.”

Joni Kueng taught math at the schools her children went to, where the student body was often mostly Hmong, African American and Latino. Classmates described Alex Kueng as friends with everyone, a master of juggling a soccer ball and a defender against bullies. Photos portray him with a sly smile.

Darrow Jones said he first met Alex Kueng on the playground when he was 6. Jones was trying to finish his multiplication homework. Alex Kueng helped Jones and then invited him into a game of tag.

When Jones’ mother died in 2008, Joni Kueng took him in for as long as a month at a time.

By high school, Alex Kueng had found soccer, and soon that was all he wanted to do. He became captain of the soccer team; he wanted to turn pro. The quote next to his senior yearbook picture proclaimed, “We ignore failures and strive for success.”

Alex Kueng went to Monroe College in New Rochelle, New York, to play soccer and study business. But after surgery on both knees, soccer proved impossible. Alex Kueng quit. Back in Minneapolis, he enrolled in technical college and supported himself catching shoplifters at Macy’s.

About that time, he started talking about joining the police, Joni Kueng recalled. She said she was nervous, for his safety and also because of the troubled relationship between the Minneapolis police and residents.

Given his background, Alex Kueng thought he had the ability to bridge the gap between white and Black worlds, Jones said. He often did not see the same level of racism that friends felt. Jones, who is Black, recalled a road trip a few years ago to Utah with Alex Kueng, a white friend and Alex Kueng’s girlfriend, who is Hmong. Jones said he had to explain to Alex Kueng why people were staring at the group.

“Once we got to Utah, we walked into a store, and literally everybody’s eyes were on us,” recalled Jones, whose skin is darker than Alex Kueng’s. “I said, ‘Alex, that’s because you’re walking in here with a Black person. The reason they’re staring at us is because you’re here with me.’”

By February 2019, Alex Kueng had made up his mind: He signed up as a police cadet. Only a few months later, his sibling Taylor, a longtime supporter of Black Lives Matter who had volunteered as a counselor at a Black heritage camp and as a mentor to at-risk Black youths, had a confrontation with law enforcement.

Taylor Kueng and a friend saw local sheriff’s deputies questioning two men in a downtown Minneapolis shopping district about drinking in public. They intervened. Taylor Kueng used a cellphone to record video of the deputies putting the friend, in a striped summer dress, on the ground. “You’re hurting me!” the friend shouted.

As the confrontation continued, a deputy turned to Taylor Kueng and said, “Put your hands behind your back.” “For what?” Taylor Kueng asked several times. “Because,” said the deputy, threatening to use his Taser.

Taylor Kueng called home. Alex Kueng and their mother rushed to get bail and then to the jail. “Don’t worry, I got you,” Alex Kueng told his sibling, hugging Taylor, their mother recalled.

Alex Kueng reminded his sibling that those were sheriff’s deputies, not the city force he was joining, and criticized their behavior, his mother recalled.

After Taylor Kueng’s video went public, the city dropped the misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process. The sheriff’s office announced an official review of the arrests, which resulted in no discipline.

DIVERGING PATHS

Alex Kueng’s choice to become a police officer caused a rift in his friendship with Jones.

“It was very clear where we stood on that,” said Jones, a Black Lives Matter supporter who protested on the streets after the deaths of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile at the hands of police. “Our fundamental disagreement around law enforcement is not that I believe cops are bad people. I just believe that the system needs to be completely wiped out and replaced. It’s the difference between reform and rebuilding.”

After Alex Kueng became a cadet, Jones went from seeing Alex Kueng twice a month to maybe three times a year. He said he did not even tell Alex Kueng when the police pursued him for nothing and then let him go.

In December, Alex Kueng graduated from the police academy. For most of his field training, Chauvin, with 19 years on the job, was his training officer.

At one point, Alex Kueng, upset, called his mother. He said he had done something during training that bothered a supervising officer, who reamed him out. Joni Kueng did not know if that supervisor was Chauvin.

Chauvin also extended Alex Kueng’s training period. He felt Alex Kueng was meeting too often with a fellow police trainee, Thomas Lane, when responding to calls, rather than handling the calls on his own, Joni Kueng said.

But on May 22, Alex Kueng officially became one of about 80 Black officers on a police force of almost 900. In recent years, the department, not as racially diverse as the city’s population, has tried to increase the number of officers of color, with limited success.

That evening, other officers held a small party at the Third Precinct station to celebrate Alex Kueng’s promotion. The next evening, he worked his first full shift as an officer, inside the station. On that Sunday, he worked the 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. patrol shift, his first on the streets.

On May 25, Alex Kueng’s third day on the job, Alex Kueng and Lane, now partnered up despite both being freshly minted rookies, were the first officers to answer a call of a counterfeit $20 bill being passed at a corner store. They found Floyd in a car outside.

After they failed to get Floyd into the back of a squad car, Chauvin and Tou Thao, another officer, showed up.

As Chauvin jammed his knee into the back of Floyd’s neck, Alex Kueng held down Floyd’s back, according to a probable cause statement filed by prosecutors.

Chauvin kept his knee there as Floyd repeated “I can’t breathe” and “mama” and “please.” Through the passing minutes, Alex Kueng did nothing to intervene, prosecutors say. After Floyd stopped moving, Alex Kueng checked Floyd’s pulse. “I couldn’t find one,” Alex Kueng told the other officers. Critics of the police said the fact that none of the junior officers stopped Chauvin showed that the system itself needed to be overhauled.

“How do you as an individual think that you’re going to be able to change that system, especially when you’re going in at a low level?” said Michelle Gross, president of Communities United Against Police Brutality in Minneapolis. “You’re not going to feel OK to say, ‘Stop, senior officer.’ The culture is such, that that kind of intervening would be greatly discouraged.”

All four officers have been fired. All four face 40 years in prison. Alex Kueng, who was released on bail on June 19, declined through his lawyer to be interviewed. He is set to appear in court Monday.

A day after Floyd’s death, Jones learned that Alex Kueng was one of the officers who had been present. Around midnight, Jones called Alex Kueng. They talked for 40 minutes — about what, Jones would not say — and they cried.

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“I’m feeling a lot of sadness and a lot of disappointment,” Jones said. “A lot of us believe he should have stepped in and should have done something.”

He added: “It’s really hard. Because I do have those feelings and I won’t say I don’t. But though I feel sad about what’s occurred, he still has my unwavering support. Because we grew up together, and I love him.”

Jones said he had gone to the protests but could not bring himself to join in.

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BLACK WOMEN OOOO!-“BACK WOMEN REALLY ARE….AN ARCHITECTURAL TRIUMPH….”-A POEM BY MENELIK CHARLES-FROM FACEBOOK

September 15, 2017
WE MUST HAVE A BLACK STANDARD OF BEAUTY BASED ON THE BLACK SKINNED BLACKEST WOMAN

Friday, September 15, 2017

“BLACK WOMEN REALLY ARE…AN ARCHITECTURAL TRIUMPH…”-A POEM BY MENELIK CHARLES OOOO!-ON FACEBOOK

Black women really are…

An architectural triumph, aren’t they? I mean, whether slim, medium or large, they consistently declare themselves the very model of what women of all races ought to look like…but don’t.

Every time I do a status on Black women’s aesthetic, sensuality or their physical form, I run the risk of sounding like a scratched record…well,
so shall it be.

If the mainstream media will not speak of their hallowed status then I sure-
as-hell will! There is much about Black women’s attitude which is often quite repugnant…I get that.

But only a liar, a fool or a blind man would deny them (and all Black women) their true status as the world’s most astonishingly beautiful women.

So yeah…the record maybe scratched
but I’ll keep right on playing it!

(c) Menelik Charles.

Photography: Jafar M. Pierre

— with Akiko-Ayalla Cotton Cooks, Makeda Voletta, Shannon Shandingo White and 36 others.

BLACK BEAUTY MARRIES BLACK BEAUTY OOOOOOO!-FROM FACEBOOK

May 8, 2017

BLACK STANDARD OF BEAUTY MUST BECOME REAL NOW!-LEXINGTON M. WILLIAMS POSTED THIS ON FACEBOOK!!!http://b192b2-bsb2bati2bbsmzfd.it/1WH5Cyf

BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY SERENA OOOO!-SERENA OOO!-SERENA WILLIAMS OOOOO!-BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY OOOOO!-FORGIVE BLACK MEN FOR DISRESPECTING YOUR TRUE BLACK BEAUTY!!-GOD WILL SEND YOU A TRUE BLACK MAN WHO WILL APPRECIATE YOU AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY IN THE WORLD!-LEAVE those white boys alone-they can never make you happy!!!-YOU DESERVE ONLY THE BEST!!-THE BLACK MAN IS THE BEST MAN ON THE PLANET!!!-AFRICAN MEN ARE THERE ALSO FOR YOU OOOO!

March 31, 2017

SERENA OOO!-SERENA WILLIAMS OOOOO!-BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY OOOOO!-FORGIVE BLACK MEN FOR DISRESPECTING YOUR TRUE BLACK BEAUTY!!-GOD WILL SEND YOU A TRUE BLACK MAN WHO WILL APPRECIATE YOU AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY IN THE WORLD!-LEAVE those white boys alone-they can never make you happy!!!-YOU DESERVE ONLY THE BEST!!-THE BLACK MAN IS THE BEST MAN ON THE PLANET!!!-AFRICAN MEN ARE THERE ALSO FOR YOU OOOO!

SERENA WILLIAMS OOOOO!-BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY OOOOO!-FORGIVE BLACK MEN FOR DISRESPECTING YOUR TRUE BLACK BEAUTY!!-GOD WILL SEND YOU A TRUE BLACK MAN WHO WILL APPRECIATE YOU AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY IN THE WORLD!-LEAVE those white boys alone-they can never make you happy!!!-YOU DESERVE ONLY THE BEST!!-THE BLACK MAN IS THE BEST MAN ON THE PLANET!!!-AFRICAN MEN ARE THERE ALSO FOR YOU OOOO!

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WE MUST HAVE A BLACK STANDARD OF BEAUTY BASED ON THE BLACK SKINNED BLACKEST WOMAN

Monday, March 13, 2017

SERENA WILLIAMS’ white boy PROBLEM OOOO!-BLACK MEN -YOU MUST STOP REJECTING OUR BEAUTIFUL BLACKEST SKINNED BEAUTIES AND CELEBRATE THEIR OUTSTANDING BEAUTY INSTEAD!!!

Serena’s problem goes back to how Black men treat the Blackest Beauties by rejecting them,calling them names, “dogs”,making fun of people who date them,etc. the pain of rejection by Black men makes these Sisters think they should TURN TO white boys who are also very easy to control! Serena we are PRAYING for you and Venus cause a white boy cannot make you happy! You belong to a strong Black man,even Blacker in color than you are, to make beautiful Black children! Forget abt revenge AGAINST  Black men who have treated you so bad! God will give you that wonderful Black man who knows you are the most Beautiful woman on earth,making beautiful Black children who will outshine all!
Black Men It is up to you to correct other Black men who are calling The Blackest skin Sisters “dogs”,”ugly”,and prove by your actions that Our Queen Mothers of Black Beauty are the most beautiful!
http://yeyeolade.blogspot.com.ng/2017/02/blackest-skin-beauty-why-i-blame-black.html

OUR CRY NOW SHOULD BE “BLACKEN THE RACE”! INSTEAD OF THE SLAVERY BELIEF OF LIGHTEN THE RACE TO BRING BACK THAT BEAUTIFUL BLACKEST SKIN COLOR LINE WE HAD IN THE BEGINNING!
MARRY BLACKER IS MY CRY OOOO! I TAUGHT MY CHILDREN TO LOVE ORIGINAL BLACK SKIN AND THEY MARRIED BLACKER AND BROUGHT THE BLACKER SKIN BACK INTO MY LINE! OLUWA SEUN!(WE THANK GOD!)

SERENA WILLIAMS OOOOO!-BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY OOOOO!-FORGIVE BLACK MEN FOR DISRESPECTING YOUR TRUE BLACK BEAUTY!!-GOD WILL SEND YOU A TRUE BLACK MAN WHO WILL APPRECIATE YOU AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY IN THE WORLD!-LEAVE those white boys alone-they can never make you happy!!!-YOU DESERVE ONLY THE BEST!!-THE BLACK MAN IS THE BEST MAN ON THE PLANET!!!-AFRICAN MEN ARE THERE ALSO FOR YOU OOOO!

March 13, 2017
WE MUST HAVE A BLACK STANDARD OF BEAUTY BASED ON THE BLACK SKINNED BLACKEST WOMAN

Monday, March 13, 2017

SERENA WILLIAMS’ white boy PROBLEM OOOO!-BLACK MEN -YOU MUST STOP REJECTING OUR BEAUTIFUL BLACKEST SKINNED BEAUTIES AND CELEBRATE THEIR OUTSTANDING BEAUTY INSTEAD!!!

Serena’s problem goes back to how Black men treat the Blackest Beauties by rejecting them,calling them names, “dogs”,making fun of people who date them,etc. the pain of rejection by Black men makes these Sisters think they should TURN TO white boys who are also very easy to control! Serena we are PRAYING for you and Venus cause a white boy cannot make you happy! You belong to a strong Black man,even Blacker in color than you are, to make beautiful Black children! Forget abt revenge AGAINST  Black men who have treated you so bad! God will give you that wonderful Black man who knows you are the most Beautiful woman on earth,making beautiful Black children who will outshine all!

Black Men It is up to you to correct other Black men who are calling The Blackest skin Sisters “dogs”,”ugly”,and prove by your actions that Our Queen Mothers of Black Beauty are the most beautiful!
http://yeyeolade.blogspot.com.ng/2017/02/blackest-skin-beauty-why-i-blame-black.html

OUR CRY NOW SHOULD BE “BLACKEN THE RACE”! INSTEAD OF THE SLAVERY BELIEF OF LIGHTEN THE RACE TO BRING BACK THAT BEAUTIFUL BLACKEST SKIN COLOR LINE WE HAD IN THE BEGINNING!

MARRY BLACKER IS MY CRY OOOO! I TAUGHT MY CHILDREN TO LOVE ORIGINAL BLACK SKIN AND THEY MARRIED BLACKER AND BROUGHT THE BLACKER SKIN BACK INTO MY LINE! OLUWA SEUN!(WE THANK GOD!)

BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY BY 4 THE LOVE OF BLACK WOMEN ON FACEBOOK!!!

February 24, 2017

SISTER IS TRIED OF amerikkka-FUK AMERIKKKA!!” ===BACK TO AFRICA OOOOO!—FROM FACEBOOK

February 2, 2017

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We Only Want What Is True/Villain X added a new video: I just don’t care anymore!!!
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I just don’t care anymore!!! I’m planning to leave this country!!! This is ur notice!!!! Fuk America!!!! #imtired #imdone #retiringthecape #movingoutofthiSGodforsakencorporation!!!
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BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY OOOOOO!-GABOUREY SIDIBE WITH AFRICAN BRAIDS Oooooo!

June 14, 2016

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YORUBAS OOOOO!—MUHAMMAD ALI IN YORUBA DRESS PLAYING THE TALKING DRUM,1964

June 8, 2016

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The Champ, The Greatest has joined our ancestors. Sleep well , Mohammed Ali Jan 17 1942 – Jun 3 2016. He is pictured here during his 1964 visit to West Africa, wearing the Yoruba traditional outfit for men, and playing the gangan Yoruba talking drum. The world has lost another gem.

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Omigbule Bukola

orun re, akoni lo!
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Opeyemi Ajoke Adebisi

MAY HE RIP
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Yemisi Alabi

RIP
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A Soldier’s Veve

Elatchê! Now maybe we can get some help down here.
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Adé Túnjí

R. I. P. THE UNDISPUTED CHAMPION
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Elugbadebo John

R . I . P
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Alex Flowers

Ali is missed
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Ęgbon wā, Momodu, Ę Sùn ‘Rē O…
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