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Special Guest: John C. Barnette of T.H.U.G - Honor Student Called N-Word and Suspended for Five Days

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Student achievement gaps and the factors involved that are not taken into account. There is a need to address environmental issues in urban areas like the fact that HUD estimates that about 24 million homes still had significant lead-based paint hazards in October 2008. Lead exposure can lead to a variety of health problems in young children, including reduced IQ, learning disabilities, developmental delays, reduced height, and impaired hearing.

We were joined by John C. Barnette of True Healing Under God (T.H.U.G) and a member of the NAACP and the Rev Al sharpton's National Action Network. T.H.U.G is holding a press conference in Dallas, NC at North Gaston High School on Monday October 12, 2009 at 10AM Est and asking fellow North Carolinians to join them.

Devante Long ia an honor student at North Gaston High School and was suspended for five days after he got into a heated argument with a group of white male students who saw Devante wearing a t-shirt with President Obama's picture on it and at which point one the students said "'look at this nigger wearing this shirt.'"

The Black Talk Radio Network is asking its members to email, call or fax the Gaston County superintendent in support of Devante Long. He should not be punished for standing up for his human dignity rights.

According to www.WBTV.com: Long and his family met with the superintendent Friday. They say he told them he would let them know on Monday whether Devante's suspension would be revoked or not.

Please voice your support for the Long family in this matter!

Gaston County Superintendent Reeves McGlohon

Phone: 704-866-6111
Fax: 704-866-6321