Two owners and an employee of a gas station were all charged with simple assault earlier in the week.
On Monday the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office announced simple assault charges against the gas station owners’ Sukhjinder Sadhra, Balkar Singh, and gas station employee Scott Hill after a video surfaced of them beating two Black woman at their gas station.
The District Attorney’s Office stated:
“Under no circumstances is it acceptable for anyone, regardless of gender or race, to be assaulted in the way that is depicted in the video and such behavior will not be tolerated in Allegheny County.”
A study by a professor at the University of California-Berkeley revealed that White women were not the docile bystanders as my people may of thought, when it came to the business of enslaving Black people.
An associate professor of history at the University named Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, discovered through her census data research that from the years 1850-1860, White women in the south were about 40% of the slave owners.
According to the BlackStar:
In her book, ” They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave owners in the American South” which is based on her findings as a professor, Jones-Rogers explained that White women’s involvement in slavery comes from family, as their slave-owning parents ” typically have their daughters more enslaved people than land”.
” what this means is that their very identities as southern women are tied to the actual or possible ownership of other people “, she said according to history.com
She would later go on to explain that the ownership of enslaved people of African descent served as White women’s primary source of wealth, and reportedly the larger amount of slaves a White woman owned made her more desirable for marriage by eligible White Male bachelors.
Two young ladies, Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei are spreading economic empowerment and feminism in Sub-Saharan Africa.
They have started a company called SheLeadsAfrica.org (She Leads Africa) to help African women, get the tools needed to be successful in entrepreneurship, which is on the rise in Africa.
According to the Global Entrepreneurship monitor 2014 global report: “Africa leads the world in the number of women starting businesses.”
She Leads Africa has partnered with tech giant Intel, to host several educational workshops in cities all over the world’s 2nd largest continent.
They so hosted their first She Leads Africa entrepreneur showcase in Nigeria, an event that showcased Africa’s up and coming women entrepreneurs and introduced them to investors, accelerators and business mentors.