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Friday, February 12, 2016

Silence and apathy not me

Silence and apathy are not acceptable when:
49 states spend more money on their wealthy schools than their poor schools,
When Detroit's public schools crumble, and their children are poison,
When DEYETT parents in Chicago have to go on hunger strike just to be heard,
When your nation is number one in prison incarceration,
When the middle class in your nation are no longer the majority,
When Wall Street and banks get bail outs, and the young are saddled with student loan debt,
When our nation's public schools are for sale to the highest bidder,
When CEOs income increases 850% while minimum wage earners need soup kitchens and food pantries just to get by,
Silence and apathy are not acceptable when the city of Cleveland files a creditor’s claim for $500, saying the mother of Tamir Rice owes them for the ambulance and paramedics that tended to his 12-year-old’s body after he was shot by a police officer in November,
2014,
Silence and apathy is not acceptable when Billionaires and lobbyists write legislation for our nation,
Silence and apathy not me,
Jesse The Walking Man Turner






If you want to hear what this walking man listened to on his walk on this very cold morning...it's Patty Griffin singing "up To The Moutain" MLK tribute....
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCGDPJwm5YM <


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Humbled and honored to be one of the recognized by Young Men Strong in 2016

I have accepted Young Men Strong’s 100-100-1 Professional Leaders who are ‘DOING THE WORK’ Award, and will attend the March 12 Award Ceremony in New York. It is an incredible honor just to be nominated, and to be one of the recognized award winners selected by 100 Black Women of Long Island. I am deeply humbled and thankful to be one of those recognized for our work.
Any of my friends living on Long Island interested in attending this event please let me know It is a Black Tie event and fund raising event YMS http://www.youngmenstrong.com/
This award is a direct outcome of my activism for equity and justice in our public schools.
What we do for young people matters,
Jesse The Walking Man Turner


'Celebrating Our Men Everyday'
DR. JESSE TURNER,
Congratulations & THANK YOU!
It is our privilege to confirm your nomination as Young Men Strong’s 100-100-1 Professional Leaders who are ‘DOING THE WORK’ Award.
You’ve been nominated for this award because of your commitment to the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut tri-state communities as well your ability to make a difference in the lives of the urban male youth you touched through your work.
Your professional presence and commitment will be honored with a gourmet lunch, Live Band, awards ceremony led by Keynote Speakers Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, Senior Pastor Katherine Corbett, and Alex O. Ellis, Tied to Greatness' to take place at New Life Christian Center, Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 11:00 – 3:00 pm.



If you like to listen to the song I listened to this morning on my walk....it's Bob Dylan's "Blowing In The Win"..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWwgrjjIMXA

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Born to be a man on a bridge over troubled waters


Ireland's Nobel Laureate George Bernard Shaw said: "I want to be all used up when I die.”
Tell it on every town green, every street corner, shout it from every mountaintop.
I want to be used up when I die on that bridge for equality for all,
I want to be used up when I die on that bridge for paying working people a living wage,
I want to be used up when I die on that bridge for equality and justice in our public schools,
I want to be used up when I die on that bridge for justice for all,
I want to be used up when I die on that bridge for voting rights,
I want to be used up when I die on that bridge fighting for human rights.
Born to be a man standing on a bridge,
Jesse The Walking Man Turner




If you are wondering what this walking man listened to on his walk through the snow this morning...it's Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge over troubled water"
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjNgn4r6SOA &lt;