A black woman in Ohio was recently jailed for trying to send her kids to a better school district. Yes, they charged her with a felony which also might hurt her chances of getting a job as a teacher in the future. Quick summary of what has transpired:

Ms. Kelley Williams-Bolar is the mother of two girls, ages 12 and 16. She used her father's address so that her two children could go to the much better schools in his school district. The courts charged her with 2 felonies for her actions, 10 days in jail and 3 years of probation. All for trying to get her children a better education.

The judge in the case, Patricia Cosgrove, specifically expressed in her comments in the courtroom that she was making an example of Ms. Williams-Bolar. To top everything else off, she told Ms. Williams-Bolar that she wouldn't be able to get the teaching degree and certification she has been working hard to get for the past few years.

This is what the judge stated: "'Because of the felony conviction, you will not be allowed to get your teaching degree under Ohio law as it stands today. The court's taking into consideration that is also a punishment that you will have to serve.'' - Judge Patricia Cosgrove

Black ladies, we need to stand behind Ms. Williams-Bolar. Yes, what she did was probably against the rules, but it is not deserving of a felony conviction that would rob her from furthering her career and finally getting her kids out of the hood. She took a risk to help her kids, and for that alone she is a Classy Black Lady in my eyes.

Please visit the petition for Kelley Williams-Bolar and add your signature. The petition is asking for the sentence to at least be reduced so that she can get her teaching degree. Tweet this to your followers and friends on Facebook. It takes just a few seconds. Thank you.

UPDATE! The Kelley Williams-Bolar petition has now met its goal of 50,000 signatures and is well past 69,000 in agreement as of the date of this update. Thank you to all who have shown support for this brave hard-working lady. You can still sign if you haven't done so yet.

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So, I just happen to be browsing through my stats and see a slew of requests for "lil wayne disrespects dark skin" search terms. I finally decided to do some web research to see what's prompting this trend, and lo and behold I find this story:

Apparently, a dark skinned model got a first hand account of Lil Wayne's self hatred and outward hatred toward dark skinned black women. Here's her story in case you haven't read it yourself yet:

We met up with Mack Maine from Young Money, he then took us to a hotel a couple of other girls were there and so was Lil Wayne, Guda Guda, Lil Chuckee, and Birdman. When we entered the room Guda was like “Damn, y’all pretty, to be dark skin.” And then Wayne quoted a verse from his song ["Right Above"]. I heard the song before and I was offended when I heard the lyrics, but I brushed my feelings off and forgot about what the gremlin said. But him saying it over again made me angry as hell. So me being the outspoken person that I am, I said, “Wayne, your daughter is dark skin so why would you say such ignorance?” He said ‘My daughter is a dark skinned millionaire, that’s the difference between her and you.”
I can tell he was very upset because i bought his daughter up but that is no excuse for what he said. Next he stated, “MY daughter is the first and last dark skin child I’m having. The rest of my baby moms [are] light skinned chicks. I even got an Asian baby moms to make sure I have a daughter with good hair. Too bad we had a son.”
Everybody started laughing and [we] stormed out of the room. Some guys followed us saying “Not everybody hate dark skinned girls. Young Money just allergic to Chocolate.”

I'm not surprised at this story at all, and I believe it 100% due to his past lyrics, including the "bet that B look better red" lyric that he expressed in his song "Right Above It." This is why I've been spreading the message to black women to stop supporting disrespectful rap and black rappers who disrespect their own once and for all.

It seems that black women are finally starting to wake up after this latest bit of news. Please pass the logo below around to all of your social networking friends. 

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