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    Listen to "Richard Murray Chant" on Spreaker.

    Chant of the match, inspired by Footballcrazy from beinsport 
    Before I get to it, I want to mention Monica who made the stop of the match, kicking the ball away after Ashlyn Harris went away from the net and exposed an empty space that Monica saved. 
    The chant will be on two colorado women, Danica Evans from Littleton Colorado, who scored the tying goal, and Estelle Johnson from Fort Collins Colorado, who went to a school, whose name is the inspiration to the chant, yes, it is Rocky Mountain H 
    igh written by John Denver and Mike Taylor 

    They were made, in the midwest, not orlando or d.c., playing like, any child, around the world 
    They left yesterday behind them, playing strong in the nwsl 
    you might say Danica and Estelle are, living the dream 
    And the Colorado Rocky Mountain highs, I've seen them playing sights on the grass lies 
    The highlights from the replays, are softer than a lullaby 
    Rocky Mountain highs, Colorado, Rocky Mountain highs... 

    These words are my own and are not endorsed , sponsored or accepted by NWSL or Lifetime or BEINSports or any body else. 
    Richard Murray signing off 
    Be Safe 

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    identify                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

    Definitely not American.  Our society has a long way for this "unthinkality."  Just imagine, "500 Americans have so far been killed in Chicago this year..."  It's almost laughable.  It’s unimaginable, grouping us all together in this fashion.  But shouldn’t we be?  American is simply, White American.  Let’s face it, it is.  But I do have hope, I never imagined having a Black President....

    African-American.  To me it's like the new "negro."  Non-threatening, soft, 'light in the ass.'  This term diminishes the strength of Black people and I believe the media uses it specifically for that purpose.  There are many Blacks in America without African ties (that’s not taking into account we’re ALL from Africa, but that’s a whole 'mother' story) so the African part just refers to ‘having Black skin.’  And also, African-American has no cultural value.  Unlike Italian-American, Asian-American, Native American, Blacks have no heritage or motherland to connect to to display pride and unification throughout the world.  Blacks, in general, are the newest breed of humans on the planet.

    Now, BLACK.

    The term Black has historically been condemned.  The rhetoric of blackballed, blacklisted, blackmail, black lie, black prince, black heart, etc. as negativity, evokes a scornful look, or frown, upon anyone that uses any term that involves the word ‘Black.’  So think about it, in the english language, adjectives precede nouns so any use of the word Black before the noun, has already produced a negative effect.  Black man, Black woman, Black child, etc.  The same thing.  Not all cultures and languages utilize this method.  But here in America, it’s taught.  And that teaching has instilled a lasting negativity that has been embedded in our cultural DNA.

    James Brown, "Say it loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud!"

    Black for me.  Why?

    Out of the huts of history's shame
    I rise
    Up from a past that's rooted in pain
    I rise
    I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
    Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
    Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
    I rise
    Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
    I rise
    Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
    I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
    I rise
    I rise
    I rise. 

    Maya Angelou, "Still I Rise."

    What say you?


  2. For this month of April I have put a pause on my public paths, but I will continue the poetry: month/story/helion/seasonal 
    My goal will be a short story, but I don't want a genre I have done or something I am familiar too. Now, the submission rules say the submission must be unique so I can't share it here but ... I want to discuss the theme of the competition in itself. 
    The SunDown town. The label refer to towns in the united states of america, only or majority in populace from people in the phenotypical range usually called white that blockaded people in the phenotypical range usually called black. 
    But, the root issue is a place , a geograph, where a people are being denied entry or participation in anything from another people already in the place; from that angle, two main question arise. 
    Why would or will any people want to leave a geograph where their heritage,what they carry from the past, is humanly common to a place it is not? 
    Why would or will any people want to restrict others into their geograph who do not share their heritage, what they carry from the past?  

    The only people who ever want to leave anywhere , in my opinion, are people who are unhappy; that unhappiness can be standard of living <unable to grow their livelihood or exist at a level they can live mentally or spiritually aside>[you see this mostly in modernity, though it is false to suggest it is financial in essence] , cultural <an opposition or minority support to what is grown, culture, where they live; what is grown in any community is not purely financial as much as the larger project>[this is most recently seen in the fiscal capitalistic/fiscal socialistic models in the commonly referred to cold war where one community is growing a owner/worker dichotomy while the other a internal worker multichotomy], structural <where a person is against what is present, what come from heritage>[many intercommunal battles falsely label civil wars fit this category; a civilian is a citizen who does not harm another citizen sequentially no war can be civil; the Haitian Freeing/ Thirteen colonies secession/ the War between the States/ the war preceding the U.S.S.R./ the war preceding Napoleonic France/ the war preceding Communist China/ the protestant cession from the roman catholic church/or the like are examples to a scenario where one people did not like what was from the past against another people who did like what was from the past] 

    Standard of Living/Culture/Structural are the three reason someone want to leave one place to another place, even if in the same place; in book land, this has many representations that are well known; Grapes of Wrath is a well known Statian , U.S.A. based, version; in the Black <remember phenotypical race not language, geography,religion,gender > community in the american continent <argentina to canada> this issue is miscomprehended from many , gardless phenotype. 
    Recently, the current <when this was written march 31st> housing and urban development department head to the united states of america stated that black people who were enslaved, not slaves they were free or unbounded when born, are involuntary immigrants. <https://twitter.com/RealBenCarson/status/838922864787079169>  
    While many stated his position as false, they incorrectly stated how he was false. Involuntary, means you do not volunteer or freely do a thing. To migrate is to move temporarily to a place. To immigrate is to permanently move to a place. Carson did not speak false english BUT Carson made a greater error, which relate to SunDown towns. 
    Labeling an event is never one way. To the white slavers, the black enslaved, functionally <not stated> were involuntary immigrants. To the black enslaved, they were enslaved free peoples. Sequentially, while the SunDown town was a negative to black people who wanted in; they were not a negative to the white people who kept others out. Enslavement as a structure is a reverse Sundown town, where a people are not forcing you away but forcing you in. 
    Now, the children born in the u.s.a. from the black enslaved were slaves; they never knew freedom or their parents. The slave quarter in every plantation was not a sundown town but was bordered by a Sundown town, the remainder of the plantation; which functionally was a place where the enslaved or slaved, remember the difference, was blockaded from the remainder of the plantation or anywhere beyond it, outside their masters privy. 
    The post war between the states era started the official citizen status to black people in the u.s.a.; before then, it is structurally dishonest black people in the u.s.a. are citizens as over ninety percent had no ability to do anything; that first era brought about the Klu Klux Klan which again has an important relationship to the Sundown town philosophy; the Klu KLux Klan saw a reality, black people had a majority populace in the southern states, over ninety percent of black people in the u.s.a. lived in the southern states, sequentially given time the black community in the southern states would demand through numbers side citizenry a potency or control over the heritage to the south. Thus, the only answer to preserve white heritage or structures in the south was the removal or immigration from black southerners to anywhere else; they used burning children/hanged women/shot elders and achieved their goal; black people immigrated in the u.s.a. to the northern states , less to the western. 
    So, white people who were unhappy to their standard of living , rejected risking going through a Sundown town scenario, brought black people to raise their standard of living, which destroyed said black people's standard of living, in an inverted sundown town scenario. Then the children to the enslaved, the slaves, were surrounded by Sundown towns that made their slave quarter as miserable as possible while utilizing them for white standard of living, maintaining a culture.  Then the descendants to the slaves , in the era commonly called reconstruction, were denied the ability to generate sundown towns or states through a militaristic position from the whites,maintaining a heritage, who had their forebears living surrounded by sundown towns. 
    Thus the three Black American,canada to argentina, eras Enslaved/Slaved/Citizen in the European colonies that preceded the U.S.A. and the U.S.A. itself was from a scenario that whites controlled: Forcing Black people from their Sundown towns while evading dealing with Sundown towns/ making black people live surrounded by Sundown towns / making sure black people don't have the ability to make or maintain Sundown towns, even while citizens.  
    Now comprehend, the entire history I mentioned is based on a people who did not want to be enslaved or immigrate, sequentially, the friction between Black or White people in the American continent is based on White initiative. 
    Why is that important? 

    Why does one want to restrict another? the same three reason. 
    The white citizen in the european colonies that became the U.S.A. wanted a higher standard of living; absent enslavement they never could had achieved it. No contractual laborer is more financially easier for the employer than the enslaved or slaves. Now, a key point is collective thought; just cause one is a slaver does not mean their neighbor is. It is true that one person does not have to do what their neighbor do. BUT, standard of living is not merely about what you do but who you are around. 
    If I make furniture/make clothes/play music/trade goods/act as security do I want people who can afford my wares/craft/trade/skills? the answer is yes, if I want a better standard of living. Sequentially, when people say my forebears did not enslave another, they are missing the key point to enslavement in the american continent or sundown towns from the angle to those who wanted it. If you are a white man and you want to afford a french dress for your daughter, have big parties for friends, you need money; that money is best achieved through enslaved or slaved labor; BUT , if you can't stomach the action, you want to live next to those who can stomach it AND you will defend the structure that maintains their standard of living which in turn maintains your own standard of living. 
    Now, some will say, but what about when money is not the main issue. Standard of living is not merely financial. The man in a town who blockades another people may simply love the mob he or she attracts or controls. Standard of living is to what you want in your life, it can be money/ it can be adoration/ but it is not specific outside your want. 

    In modernity, we see Sundown towns in various ways: from israeli people taking palestinian people land and then making the law of the land israeli, to financially wealthy communities in the american continent - commonly called gated - that use fiscal quality to blockade others, to shareholders in urban residential buildings that require assessment to new tenants in the building in opposition to when the same building is owned through the city government.  
    Solutions to various problems, I will not give, not cause I don't know, but history prove the answers are many, and some answers favor all, some answers favor some, some answers favor none. 

    Going forward, I hope I have stirred your juices to giving a submission a chance, maybe a poem. I am willing to multilog concerning the Sundown Town issue in the literary/artistic/historical context. 


    These are the prizes , closes April 30th 
    Short stories (2,000 – 7,000 words): $150
    Novelettes (<15,000 words): $300
    Poetry: $50

    Submission page
    http://www.fiyahlitmag.com/submissions/
    Description to Submission
    http://www.fiyahlitmag.com/2017/02/01/editors-note-sundown-towns/

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    Kayla and Bryan are trying to find a happy medium in their relationship, but the drama continues to unfold. They are planning for the wedding of their dreams, however, both parties have past issues that may cause them to plan for a funeral instead.

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  3. I heard somewhere one in five people knows a celebrity before they hit it big.  So today, while driving, I got to thinking about what would happen if I actually became a celebrity.  My hands tingled and I filled with a curious kind of joy thinking about certain peoples reaction.  Specifically, my old co-workers who in my humble opinion, were already haters, and my former bitch-ass boss.  My grin was a mile wide as I imagined myself on the previews of primetime television walking out to the talk shows that would be airing later in the week and even better, them in the theater gathering their belongings when my name rolls up in the credits for having written a movie.  #Bowdownbitches      But, I was enjoying this fantasy alone.  As Erykah Badu says, “the studio audience in my head" was not with me on this one.  It was just me, in my car gawking stupidly at a stupid self-made fantasy.  You see, the little voice in my head said, when someone does something to you, as foul as it may be, they do it and MOVE ON.  You, the proposed victim are in fact elevating them to celebrity status when you constantly feed them with your energy.  AIN’T NOBODY WORRIED BOUT YOU!!!  Wasn’t that made clear by their actions?

         Damn it self!  Sigh.  I get it.   Write that movie, that play, that book, that blog, because that’s what you want to do, not for the reaction! Do what you want because you want to, not because of what you think people will do in response.  You were moved so that you could realize your star power, your magic, harness it, perfect it, grow in it, for you.  It takes elbow grease to get something to shine, stop looking to see your reflection in other peoples tables and put that elbow grease to you own.

    #AINTNOBODYTHANKINBOUTYOU!
     

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    I am an avid reader, writer, poet, looking to share my world with those who share the same passion. God Bless and Much Success to all!!

     

  4. Based on the actions Darren Wilson said Michael Brown took, Michael Brown committed suicide by cop. If Wilson's story is truthful, why did Michael Brown commit suicide by cop? Was Michael Brown suicidal? Did Michael Brown have a history of mental illness? Was Michael Brown suffering from depression?

    I ask these questions because they would explain Brown's actions on that tragic day. I just can't imagine a young black man attacking a cop, attempting to disarm him, telling the cop that he's too vagina (my word) to shoot him, and then charging toward the cop after already being shot by the cop. These actions are not actions of a sane person. Was Brown insane? These actions sound like the actions of a person who is suicidal. Was Brown suicidal? These actions sound like the actions of a person that just committed a serious crime. What serious crime did Brown commit?

    These actions sound like the actions of a person on hard narcotics. What narcotics did Brown have in his system?

    Brown's actions, according to Wilson, were completely irrational and violent. Some people would like to point to the store robbery as proof that Brown was acting irrationally and violently that day. But when we observe the tape, we see Brown restraining himself from pummeling the clerk: the clerk attempted to stop Brown from leaving the store, on the clerk's second attempt, Brown walked toward the clerk in an intimidating manner and then exited the store. Indeed, Brown was acting irrationally, but clearly he wasn't acting extremely violent. According to WIlson, Brown's actions were contrary to what we see on the store's surveillance tape. According to Wilson, why did Brown's actions go from irrational to completely irrational, violent, and suicidal? Did Brown have a history of violence? These are questions that could have been asked in a trial.

    What are your thoughts?

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    The Master's Legacy. A slave Novel and civil war novel. Are people still interested in reading of the antebellum days in Georgia? How does one educated slaves against Georgian laws? I started the research. I had to ask the following questions as I began. Did the Georgian planters free their slaves? What if one of their sons/kin intermarried into the slave race unknowingly? What if fate or destiny led one to help the slaves despite their social convictions to society? Can you write a slave novel using some realistic characters and facts and then use fictional characters as well? how do you make such a story flow? My first attempt at writing a historical fiction will be a challenge.

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    Peace, what is it? Peace, where is it?

    Found sitting on the corner block of yesterday's memories. Ocean water rapid moves of thoughts that say much of nothing. The sun can only shine when the sky is blue, really? So it goes to say that underneath the stones of faces marked with dispare, marked with the etchings of time lost. Peace, found it in the middle of the rain soaked filters of urban bliss. Inside that passion is the peace twisted with north winds blowing south. Stretching upward, reaching open and as wide as the horizons. There is peace, there is oh yes peace, inside you.

    And So It Goes

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    Speculative Fiction, Nonprofit Management and Fundraising, Healthcare Policy advocacy and analysis, Film Studies and Literary Review, English Literature, Particle Physics, Medicine & Psychiatry, Detective Fiction-Hardboiled

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    Jazz, Rythm N Blues, Classical

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    24, Mad Men, Entourage, Californication, Dr. Who, Saving Grace, Burn Notice, Masterpiece Theatre, Cnn Reliable Sources, 60 Minutes, The Universe, Frontline, Pardon The Interruption, At the Movies, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Pov, StarTrek, MASH, Married With Children, The Four Seasons

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    Saving Private Ryan, Dr. Strangelove, Failsafe, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Lawrence Of Arabia, Butterfield 8, Long Hot Summer, Citizen Kane, Double Indemnity, Silence Of The Lambs, Evil Dead, The Exorcist, The Godfather Trilogy, The Quiet Earth, Solaris, Seven, The Last Emperor, Out of Africa, Out of Sight, Chinatown, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clock Work Orange, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Blood Simple, No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Aliens Trilogy, Starship Troopers, Star Trek, Tales From A Parallell Universe, I Worship His Shadow, Deconstructing Harry, Mighty Aphrodite

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    2010 Odyssey Two, 3001, The Stand, The Drawing of the Three, The Gunslinger, Foundation Series Isaac Asimov, The Lensman, Dean Koontz,

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