Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chicago Anti-Violence Activist, Leonore Draper, Killed by Gunfire

This courageous warrior against gun violence was gunned down in Chicago while getting out of her car.  She had just arrived home and sadly, did not know her life would end.   Leonore Draper stood for what was right, something many black women are not speaking out about, gun violence.   

May Leonore Draper rest in peace.

32-Year-Old Anti-Violence Activist, Leonore Draper, Killed by Gunfire In Chicago

Chicago woman who was shot to death on Friday night after returning home from an anti-violence fundraiser had dedicated her life to the local community, her family said in a statement.

Leonore Draper, 32, had attended A Charitable Confection prior to her violent death from an apparent drive-by...Read full article, here.

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Celebrity News: Book by father of Serena, Venus Williams due out May 6

Richard Williams, the father of Serena and Venus Williams has written a book about racism they endured in California.  Isn't ironic that this is coming out after the case with ex-owner of LA Clippers, Don Sterling?   In case you didn't know, there are many whites in California, in the North and South who are very racist.  Possibly, Richard's courage to come out with this book can bring much courage to many African Americans there who are afraid of some racist whits in powerful positions there.  Although, Mr. Williams says he will never go back to Indian Wells, that place is not the problem, it's many racist whites all over California.

Book by father of Serena, Venus Williams due out May 6 

by AP

Serena Williams' father says he won't return to Indian Wells, Calif., the site of a tournament his daughter has skipped since 2001, when their family was booed -- and subjected to racial epithets, according to his new book.

''I would never go back,'' Richard Williams said in a telephone interview.  But he added that it's up to Serena whether to play at...Read full article, here.



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