Maafa Screams News is inspired by the work of Tunis Campbell (pictured below) and other freedom fighters who have repeatedly turned our focus to the needs of the least of these. We appreciate the work the work of the Gullah Geechee Worship Center, of St. John's Missionary Baptist Church and Retention House Ministries each of whom have centered this important work for elimination of poverty in our community. Retention House Ministries is a project of the Litway Missionary Baptist Church in Savannah Georgia. Litway's pastor, Dr. Leonard Small is seen shaking hands with Brunswick Police Chief Kevin Jones in the photograph below.
St. John's has paid a price for this commitment, which clearly distinguished them from the local communities of congregations which service Brunswick and Glynn County. Their work has attracted the interest of the local authorities who have seen fit to evict the congregation and its programs from their own facility. The photograph below depicts St. John's parishioners gathered under a tent, immediately outside their own sanctuary, access to which has been prohibited by the Mayor of City Commissioners for Brunswick.
Maafa Screams News joins St. John's and the Gullah Worship Center in their appreciation for the Resurrection House Ministries stepping in to shield us from the citiy's oppressors. Our thank you to Dr. Leonard Smalls.
Mother Jones is surely rolling over in her grave.
Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Justice issued a report on the upswing they are witnessing in violations of the nation's child labor laws. The Fair Labor Standards Act has a number of provisions which are intended to protect children from the abuses depicted in this photograph.
Recent prosecutions incorporate not only late hour violations and fry cook hazards in the fast food industry across multiple states. The DoJ has also documented violations involving exposure of children to industrial toxins and industrial hazards in heavy industry far more dangerous than shucking oysters, which were enough to amputate the fingers of the young girls depicted in this photo from South Carolina in 1912.
Particularly at risk have been undocumented immigrant children whose parents are reluctant to risk deportation for reporting labor violations which put their children at risk.