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Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr., who is a Church Pastor, School Principal/Teacher, Civil Rights Leader, Famous Book Author, and a Volunteer Firefighter. In 2011, he made history as the first African-American Fire Captain of the Clearwater Fire Department, and these Promotions came from Dr. Beckles 16 years as a dedicated firefighter, who risked his life to help protect citizens in his community.

Born September 28, 1972, Rev. Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr., was educated in South Carolina, graduating from South Aiken High in 1991. He began traveling around the world serving his Country in The U.S. Armed Forces for approximately 10 years in The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army National Guard. While in military service, he entered South Carolina State University graduating in 1999 with a major in History with a minor in Arts, and in 2000 earned a Master’s Degree in Theology from New Life Theological Seminary. He received his doctorate in Divinity from New Life Theological Seminary in 2002. Dr. Beckles was licensed to preach in 2005 and ordained to the gospel ministry in 2008 at the American Fellowship Church. He has been teaching in the Richmond county public school system for 4 years, and taught at Aiken Academy. In addition, is presently a graduate instructor in Christian Counseling and Dean of Specialized Studies and Operations at the Augusta Academy & Children’s Christian Center, and Church Pastor at the Church of God and Sons for Christ Ministries (2005-2015). Rev. Dr. Beckles has been called by the Holy Spirit to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world through the Voice of God Evangelistic Ministry, a community based program consisting of; prison ministry; youth ministry; convalescent care; men’s fellowship and men’s outreach mentorship. Dr. Beckles had served as Sunday School Coordinator & Pastor of the Church of God and Sons for Christ Ministries; and also appears on television for Watchman Christian Broadcasting, and is The Candidate for District 2 Board Member of The Richmond County Board of Education (Augusta, GA.) Dr. Franklyn Victor Beckles, Jr., and Mrs. Adrian Felicia Beckles (Parents) THEIR CHILDREN: Christian Alexander Beckles (Son) 10/23/02, Dayshia Jan’ee Beckles (Daughter) 6/16/09, Aleiyah Rosetrice Beckles (Daughter) 8/2/10, and Miracle Victoria Alese Beckles (Newborn Daughter) 11/22/13. Currently, Mrs. Beckles is expecting to have another Baby in September (2015)… Dr. Franklyn Victor Beckles, Jr., is a notable: Reality TV Star/Movie Actor, Firefighter. Celebrity Scholars and the National N.A.A.C.P., have followed Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr.’s career and academic achievements, and many was quite elated when he became televised as a local hero, and a Civil Rights Activist. Dr. Beckles is also a known History Scholar, Book Author, Comic Book Writer, Civil Rights Leader & Children’s Advocate in the pursuit of modern civil rights, a Private School Principal (who was also a great Public School Teacher), and Church Pastor of the Church of God and Sons for Christ Ministries. He was a candidate for Board Member in District 2 of the Richmond County Board of Education 2014. Now my father is a renowned published Christian Book Author. May God Almighty continue to enrich and bless the Beckles Family!!

Unsung Black History Pioneer: Professor Franklyn V. Beckles, Sr., was the first African American to start & develop the Computer Science Department at Aiken Technical College, and lobbied to have the racist College Administration to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday!! From 1989-2014, he managed and directed the first African-American Private School in Aiken County, South Carolina, educating hundreds of black men and women of all ages, to become productive citizens in The South. My father and I didn't like the direction America is going in regards to many things that compromise moral values, but our biggest concern was how often the Public School System in this country keeps failing our youth. Especially when it comes to African American male students. American public schools keep lagging in quality education for all students, and it's not going to improve unless we all work together to do something about it. For 27 years that's exactly what my father and I have been doing, to improve the crisis with embattled & poorly managed public schools in our community. Back in 1988, my father had a vision to help all children despite discrimination, who were mistreated or neglected by the Aiken County and Augusta Public School Systems. Together my father and I opened an accredited private school, to properly educate kids who were unfairly expelled or forced to drop out of school by incompetent teachers and administrators. My father started "Aiken Academy", and enrolled many children from all over South Carolina and Georgia! My father (an ordained minister) was eventually able to successfully educate thousands of students looking for private school education, to rectify the problems they had with public school education. Soon students came to him for help from across the country! Aiken Academy aided students in earning high school diplomas, college credits for prestigious universities, employment opportunities, and U.S. Military enlistment. After graduating from college, I became the Vice President at Aiken Academy and carried on my father's work whenever he was overseas on Outreach Missionary Trips for Christian Education. During which; I developed important skills as an educator, that I would later use in establishing my own private school in Augusta, Georgia. I had a fierce pride for my father, and for what he accomplished in helping thousands of high school drop-out students through his respectable private school. My father's work inspired me to carry on his legacy in many ways, including becoming a notable civil rights leader, renowned Christian minister, and community activist advocating against bullying, child abuse and racism in local public schools in Richmond County. I started "The Children's Christian Center" in 2009, and with the support of my wife and children, this private school continued helping children of all ages who were victimized by the Richmond County School System, and Board of Education for years. I also became more active as a Community Leader and Volunteer Firefighter for various Fire Departments, and ran for political office as District 2 Board Member for the Richmond County Board of Education. My love for helping people as an ordained minister, allowed me to incorporate Christianity into private education (which is usually not allowed in public schools), and I taught Biblical studies along with our secular class subjects. Helping people and saving lives has always been a Beckles Family tradition; from ancient times unto my generation, I'm proud of the fact that my family's history always involved working in: Christian Ministry, Education, and Military Service, Law Enforcement and Healthcare fields to support our communities and help our country become a better place to live! My prayers are that my children one day continue to serve God, carry on the Beckles family tradition, and help others in need. Watching my father dedicate his life to assisting people in need was my "wake up" call for me to honor God by doing the same thing. Neither one of us could have accomplished it alone, without the love and support of God Almighty and our families. My wife and kids are still my greatest inspiration to persevere through the struggles of being an unsung hero like my father. Doing the right thing is the only way that I choose to live by. America desperately needs to WAKE UP, and turn to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior! Fortunately, my son Christian Beckles helps stay encouraged by being a hero himself. When he was bullied and victimized at Copeland Elementary School (in Augusta, GA.) at the age of 11, my wife and I enrolled him into our private school. Despite all odds, he has excelled as a student, and assisted me during my political career to become a Board of Education Member. Now, Christian is a Christian youth minister and is writing & publishing children’s books. My father's legacy in Education continues to live on in his grandchildren, and inspires people like me today. A new private school will be opened in his honor, and named the “Franklyn Beckles Computer Learning Academy”! This Christian Private School will comprise of: Computer Learning Skills, Computer Gaming, affordable Daycare, Biblical Study Program, Youth Ministry, a small historical museum and library dedicated to honoring unsung African American male heroes like my father who made an impact on Black History in South Carolina!


Author: Dr. Nathan Van Sertima

Community leader Rev. Dr. Franklyn Beckles, Jr., a former Richmond County School Teacher and famous children’s rights advocate helped to achieve an historic Civil Rights Crusade against injustice and bullying in Richmond County Public Schools on June 5, 2013 – in Augusta Georgia. He was followed by his wife Adrian, son Christian, and a large supporters who marched from Pyramid Music on Broad Street to the Richmond County Board of Education Office in protest to the rapid abuse of children in public schools and to expose the corruption, racism, and history of scandals by the Richmond County Board of Education. The group delivered a petition to the incompetent School Superintendent Frank Roberson requesting the removal of the embattled and dishonest Copeland Elementary School Principal Kim Davis, proving that she had disrespected parents, disregarded their civil rights and aided in abusing students. The Civil Rights Leader Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr., was the only man in the community with the courage to address the crisis of racial injustice in schools and businesses in the Central Savannah River Area, primarily in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Beckles successfully led the fight against public school injustice and corruption, as did his father Aiken Technical College Professor Franklyn V. Beckles, Sr., in Aiken South Carolina where he established the first successful all-black private school (Aiken Academy), to combat the public school dropout rate of minority children inspired by the Aiken County Board of Education. In most cases the victims are usually African American men and boys- (read book “The Conspiracy against Black Boys”)... Sadistic and feminist School Principals like Kimberly Davis of Copeland Elementary School (a school with a long history of internal problems with female principals and criminal investigations by the G.B.I.), have been a vice on the civil rights of young black men and mocks the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lisa McClure, a parent published this letter on 05-16-2011: “Mrs. Davis is unprofessional in the manner she addresses issues and she makes it a point to let everyone know she is in charge in a rude & disgraceful manner. The Board is weary of helping us for some reason. They seem to be putting this in a slow moving motion.” It was complaints like this that have been published or filed against the R.C.B.O.E. for decades since desegregation! It’s a serious issue, School Boards all over the nation like the Richmond County Board of Education, has been covering up documented scandals of child abuse, sexual abuse, unfair job hiring policies, immoral feminism, racism, black-on-black crimes for several decades. And only one church pastor and community leader chose to do something about it, especially when his son, Christian Beckles was victimized and bullied at Copeland Elementary School by a female student. Cities like Augusta, Georgia, and Aiken, South Carolina are infamous for allowing social injustice toward minority men to go unpunished in the CSRA. Of all of the public agencies in Augusta, the RCBOE is the worst in regards to violating peoples’ civil rights and impeding litigations. The one government facility that ranks second to them is the Richmond County Fire Department, where its fire chief is notorious for lying and evading routine public scandals of departmental corruption. The RCBOE has a history of child negligence by teachers and school administrators hired and protected by unprofessional board members and political “fat cats”. That way of conducting educational values, finally reached a boiling point and sparked local and national outrage in 2013. Initial reports state that it all started at Copeland Elementary School, when a boy was beaten and locked in a closet by a female teacher. At first, the local media was on the side of the victimized students and televised news coverage of Richmond County parents along with their kids (including Dr. Beckles and his son Christian), and many witnesses publicly documenting a list of serious and criminal allegations of abuse, discrimination, black-on-black crime, incompetence, bullying, violence on school buses, abandoned children, and racism on the part of many school teachers, bus drivers, and principals for the Richmond County School System. Addressing these valid accusations, news reporters like Tyrone McCoy noticed that the Superintendent, Board Members, and entire RCBOE Staff were simply ignoring these complaints and paid numerous parents to keep quite or settled several lawsuits by former employees and students. But the most alarming thing was the blatant political “damage control” to discredit and lie about their accusers, and coerced the racist local news stations to switch sides targeting the band of minority parents and their spokesman unfairly with verbal abuse and threats. Also the Board Members and Superintendent (most of them African American) collaborated with the corrupt Richmond County Sheriff’s Department to frame or falsely arrest the male complainants, hiring cyberbullies from hate groups in local feminist & racist organizations to slander complainants online in a pathetic effort to shut them up, and enlisting the legendary racist and slanderous newspaper company– The Augusta Chronicle to post and routinely publish tons of fabrications attacking and cyberbullying parents like Rev. Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr. More Parents eagerly petitioned against several disgraced school principals and RCBOE employees like: Joretta Akpo-Sanni, Wayne Frazier, Charles Smith, Tim Spivey, PTA leaders Renaldo Woolfolk, and Monique Braswell (for embezzling PTA funds)!! But the main person who inspired public outcry for her removal from office was Kimberly Davis of Copeland Elementary School, for repeatedly dodging complaints about her teachers physically or sexually abusing students, refusing to educate disabled kids, female teachers attacking parents, and school administration employees filing false police reports on students and parents who lodged complaints. The final straw was when Copeland Elementary Teacher Ms. Francine Wynn assaulted and locked a male student in her classroom closet (the horrifying incident was witnessed by the entire class). Principal Davis lied to protect the teacher from prosecution and losing her job, simply because she was a woman! Unfortunately, in the Western world, especially America, this immoral feminist behavior is how most people conduct corporate or governmental procedures. They misguidedly put women on pedestals in society and give them a free license to sabotage the civil rights of men, and are the main causes for job discrimination and domestic abuse against men. To make matters worse, initially the School Board and the Superintendent refused to fire the abusive teacher. Everyone made excuses for her because the child was a boy and the teacher was a woman. Clearly, most parents in the community were outraged at a local elementary school principal for what they’re children were witnessing and experiencing. Many reports and news articles about the allegations were submitted to newspapers like the Augusta Chronicle (owned by K.K.K. member Billy Morris), including information reported regarding scandals by other corrupt agencies like: the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department, Aiken County Police Departments, and Augusta Fire Departments. To date, the Augusta Chronicle Staff and local media affiliates has a long standing tradition for covering up and publishing lies to make the CSRA communities and the city of Augusta look good, and are willing to go to any lengths to do that, including: committing unlawful subversive acts, racism, and slandering minority leaders. On the historic day of June 5, 2013; Rev. Dr. Frank Beckles led a civil rights march with victimized parents and children, and confronted Superintendent Frank Roberson and the RCBOE, (while Kimberly Davis was hiding in another building giving a secret television interview to finally respond to the many allegations of her misconduct). The protesters were mistreated just like the civil right marchers in the 1960s (the only difference today is that the racists are both black & white)! The RCBOE, hurled police officers at the group who were protesting peacefully, the Superintendent tore up their signed petition of over 300 signatures calling for Davis’s removal. RCBOE employees and racist news reporters like Tracey McManus and Susan McCord (among others) immediately began verbally attacking, cursing, and threatening the parents in front of their children! The camera men instinctively cut off their cameras to look on the childish display on the part of adults who were supposed to be acting professional. The RCBOE female employees behaved insanely –yelling and spitting on Dr. Beckles and the rest of the parents, just like the white bystanders did to black civil right protestors in the 60’s. As I looked on in horror, I was the only one recording the incident with my cellphone. The Board of Education deliberately set in motion a “Damage Control” effort, to falsely attack the character of the Leader of the protest, who was only protecting the rights of his son and courageously defending other children who have been mistreated and abused by the disgraceful and dishonest School Principal Kimberly Davis and her unqualified Administrate staff!! WJBF, WFXG, The Augusta Chronicle, and others- all omitted facts, footage, public threats by Frank Roberson, and negated recorded witness statements proving that Dr. Beckles and the other parents were being honest, performing their civic duties, and had presented evidence of all allegations during their protest meeting with Frank Roberson and the Richmond County Board of Education. At NO time did the Local News from that day on, accurately report the events of this historic Civil Rights March against Bullying and Child Abuse in Augusta’s public schools (which public records show has been going on since the 1970s). Nor did the Media televise the Parents confronting the disreputable Superintendent and demanding answers! The Augusta Chronicle and the News Media clearly refused to report or publish the truth, revealing that Rev. Dr. Beckles and the group of parents DID have and presented documented proof to back up their claims! Instead, The Augusta Chronicle spearheaded a liable and racist campaign of: false news reports, misleading information, cyberbullying, and slanderous articles (for which they have been sued for by other victims many times). Instead of accurately reporting the hottest news story of the year 2013, they unwittingly conspired with the Richmond County Board of Education, to railroad an honorable man, Church Pastor, and father of five kids along with other concerned parents and teachers, who are all good people and law bidding citizens with legitimate grievances. The modern civil right protesters were obliviously seen as a threat to a corrupt political machine of dishonest and immoral city leaders that all had a vested interest in protecting the RCBOE. The evidence to prove the misconduct allegations against The Richmond County School Board and the embattled School Principal was promptly submitted to an attorney for another civil lawsuit against the evil school officials!! The Augusta Chronicle’s efforts to conceal the latest RCBOE scandal, was in fact to protect the fractured image of the Augusta School Board and aid a psychopathic school principal (still employed) who has been mistreating, abusing, and wrongfully suspending good children for years!! Tyrone McCoy, WJBF Journalist stated- “Some Parents at Copeland Elementary School say Principal Kimberly Davis has lost control of the school, and they've signed a petition demanding that she be replaced. Rev. Dr. Frank Beckles, Jr., says his son's glasses were broken when he was bullied and Principal Davis failed to do anything about it. So, he took the issue up with the Richmond County Board of Education. I spoke with Ms. Missoura Ashe (a habitual liar), who assured me that everything would be taken care of and, of course, it wasn't. Another parent, Iesha McClendon, also spoke out against the principal at Copeland Elementary School. She says Davis sent her child home from school, without a write-up, in the car of a faculty member. The outraged mother took the issue straight to the principal.” Like Dr. Beckles, McClendon says she then turned to the Richmond County Board of Education, speaking with Deputy Superintendent Tim Spivey, but that appears to be as far as their complaints went. Richmond County School Superintendent Frank Roberson says this is the first he’s heard of these accusations (one of many lies told by Roberson), but that he intends to resolve them. Some teachers also appear to be concerned about how discipline is handled in Richmond County.” Habitually the Board of Education maintained a “clueless” attitude toward sexual or physical abuse and bullying (read Augusta Chronicle 2014 scandal on employee Charles Smith), and the Superintendent and administrators were not telling the truth or admitting to the problem. The Board of Education had also been dealing with several harassment suits at the time. Still, the Superintendent said things are under control. McCoy asked: “Mr. Roberson, is there a problem in Richmond County schools?” He answered- “There's not a problem in Richmond County Schools,” when in fact, the RCBOE has been suffering from repeated public scandal, discrimination lawsuits, sexual abuse, teacher dismissals, and “revolving door” of appointments for new Superintendents (after the scandal Roberson’s employment contract was terminated, and of course, this time they hired a female Superintendent with a checkered background in education from DeKalb County, Ms. Angela Pringle, and like Roberson, she’s no stranger to misconduct or lying to protect her own ass). The June 5, 2013 March against the RCBOE, will live on in infamy. Because the corrupt and racist political machines of the CSRA (like the Richmond County Board of Education), has been a mockery of the civil rights legacy, and continues to erode the constitutional rights of African American men. Only one man stood up to them and faced the onslaught of their vicious attacks; including being falsely arrested, threatened, slandered, bullied, and black-balled. Just like what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., endured. Its brave men like Dr. Franklyn Victor Beckles, Jr., who are true heroes and what remains of Dr. King’s fragmented legacy. Not the evil men and women or “uncle tom” Negroes that suck up to the immorality and feminism of the white man’s world. No wonder good citizens and role models like Rev. Dr. Frank Beckles are constantly lied on and unfairly targeted for standing up against injustice. Look at what evil black feminist liars are doing to the American icon, Bill Cosby!!

References: Based on proven factual documents published by former RCBOE teachers, honest news reporters who lost their jobs, school administrators, public records, police reports, complaints, news articles, and dozens of eye witness statements.

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