[Image: A slightly blurry black and white photograph from the shoulders up of Latasha Nevitt, a 30-year-old Black woman. She is facing the camera and smiling.]
It’s been two weeks since a 30-year-old South Side mother of three dropped out of sight.
Latasha Nevitt was last seen walking to a convenience store five blocks from her home in the 1300 block of West 107th Street, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
On Oct. 10, the young dental technician student set out on foot and headed for a food mart and liquor store on 112th street, east of Vincennes. She never got there.
“Powered off the phone – nothing,” her mother, Brenda Morgan, says.
Morgan says Latasha had everything to live for and was doing well at Everest College. She doted on her three children, 10-year-old Ariel and her 2-year-old twins, Brian and Ryan.
“I just don’t see her walking away from life, just walking away from her kids like that,” the mother says.
Chicago Police confirm there has been no activity on her cell phone since she vanished and no word at all from her.
The woman’s father, James Morgan, is puzzled.
“We have always kept in touch with each other,” he says. “I’m telling you, this is not right.”
Latasha’s husband, Isaac Nevitt, is believed to be the last person to see her before she disappeared. He does not believe she’s chosen to drop out of sight.
“No matter what’s going on, we still talk to each other,” he says.
Tears streamed down Ariel’s cheeks as she talked about her mother.
“I just want to see her and I miss her a lot,” the little girl says.
Police searched and used a cadaver dog at the house where Nevitt lived with her husband. There were no signs of any foul play.
Latasha is 5 foot, 4 inches tall and weighs 118 pounds.
Chicago Area 2 Police are investigating. Anyone who can provide information is urged to call 9-1-1 or (312) 747-8274.
Locals will tell you that a serial killer has been operating in the area for some years now, though the police never seem to publicize how many women have gone missing. Admittedly, the common factors seem to be that they are black & petite (I haven’t heard that they are all the same age, but I would not be surprised to hear that they all look to be in the same age range), but this is probably the most attention I’ve seen for any of the cases. I suspect the fact that she’s married & in college plays a not so insignificant role in the fact that I’ve actually seen this in the news here.
I bolded Karnythia’s commentary because it is really chilling and telling of so many things. But not surprising. Utterly horrifying, but not surprising.
if anything significant happened in your life and you have been using tumblr like lj and i need to know
please do let me know
because i’ve been off for like 3 days between this thing and that thing and the other thing and i’d really hate to miss something significant but i just can’t wade through all the cute cats and corgis and birds and probably pumpkin-related-foods and halloween candy and pictures of hipster girls and dr. who and all this other stuff
“Charlestown wears my jersey. Young girls wear Seguin’s jerseys, we figured that much out. I’m assuming people with a screw loose wear Marchand jerseys. I don’t know why you’d wear that thing.”— Shawn Thornton (via shawnthorntonsays)
The Dia de los Muertos skull-girl make-up is cultural appropriation.
Stop doing that. It’s not cool. Stop. You probably don’t know anything about the holiday outside of how it looks cool.
this. this right here.
Oh. Heeeeeell. No.
Nice of the OP to assume that people who are not Mexican automatically can’t know or understand anything about the holiday. Way to be ignorant. Cultural appropriation can be three things: positive, neutral, and negative. Wearing skull makeup on Halloween is not going to “ruin” the holiday. I will be doing it, I know the meaning, customs, and traditions of the holiday as well (FYI) Wearing skull makeup is not going to ruin anything. I am not starting a terrorist organization and using the iconography as a logo or representation. Wearing it for Halloween is not going to turn it into the next swastika. There is a difference.
I hope they realize that without some form of cultural appropriation we would not be where we are in the world today. Art, for instance, would be very different. If the Romans didn’t copy the Greeks, for only one example, art throughout all of history would be very different and/or suck. It is impossible to avoid in a globalized world and it is naive to think otherwise.
If I wanted to be a whiny bitch too, I could complain about St. Patrick’s Day and how people use it as an excuse to get drunk, wear green, and party and how they could never understand the importance of St.Patrick and his contributions without being Irish. If I wanted to be an extreme douche, I could also demand that nobody is allowed to shop at Ikea (the homeland of my people) if they are not Swedish because nobody else can appreciate the convenience of a STENSTORP. But I won’t because:
A. I don’t care.
B. I’m not a huge asshole.
I also don’t understand the comment about the “skull guy” and I’m confused as to why this poster is treating it like he is giving a bad name to the holiday. If we are thinking of the same person then I’m confused as to why this “logic” even exists. His face is not tattooed with a stylized sugar skull/Dia de los Muertes design. It is an anatomical skull. If we are going with this train of thought, then we can also say that nobody has the right to use ANY skull imagery at all, ever unless they are both Mexican and celebrating the holiday. I better write letters to the publishers of all of my textbooks and tell them to take out reference pictures of the cranium because somebody on the internet is being a big baby. If I see any children dressed as skeletons this Halloween I will be sure to lecture them for you.
As opposed to whining like a hipster who’s favorite band suddenly became popular, a better alternative would be to take that negative energy and use it to spread awareness and promote the holiday.
But what do I know about culture and imagery. I’m only an artist and an anthropologist. *rolls eyes*