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  3. The #BlackQueens are unable to study- Naa Bardina @NBSports_Live quotes ghana coach Madam Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo in her lamentations about the lack of structure in ghana to the womens game to prepare players for competition when called up. The first thing all have to realize is most selectable female players, over 95%, for any flag play on the land that flag stands. sequentially, female soccer is not the place like in mens soccer where flag teams can be developed through the global transfer of players. You see this in the mens teams of ghana/ivory coast/croatia side many others. Absent france's ligue1 or similar leagues that accept a high percentage of players from outside their domestic land or confederation many flag teams will stifle cause the domestic leagues under those flags are not developed enough to aid the development of players to improve. Womens soccer is not in that place, sequentially, womens soccer flag teams demand a higher quality domestic league to aid in player development. And in ghana's case, the development of the womens system internally is closer to dead or absent than growing or blossoming. The problem going forward is the solution? how does a country absent a strong natural resource, absent a potent fiscal community, find the money or resources to develop an athletic environment? I do think the answer is in crowdsourcing, accessing people from ghana living abroad to finance through a collective financial system to specific agendas is key. Functionally, I see it as the socio model through crowdsourcing. The first type of product financed are basic: pitches, boots/kits et cetera , objects that are about aiding players or all teams. For example, all teams in the first tier, need a pitch so provide a crowdsource that will collectively make all pitches needed for the teams. For other actions, like salaries a person pays a certain amount of money they get a vote to vote on who gets a contract. The idea is, crowdsourcing can access the money outside ghana from the people of ghana. article https://nbsportslive.com/tokyo-2020-queens-coach-bemoans-lack-of-competition-head-coach-black-queens/ referral https://twitter.com/NBSports_Live/status/1163478855539187713
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  6. Congratulations #DTigress thanks for sharing @Queenjohn4 @NGSuper_Falcons #AfroBasketWomen https://twitter.com/NGSuper_Falcons/status/1163208715740299266
  7. Sex sells. Sure, but what are the selling @Pioneer1? I don't understand people with dark skin getting tatoos myself, but I have no "problem" with it. The only really problem I have with video is that I don't think it is appropriate for young kids and Google does not appear be exercising any control over who sees their vidoes. The video has over 14 largely due to Google pushing it. I see now that Google is selling tickets to a concert Normani is performing in... slick.
  8. After the trouble in Portland ,Trump now see some it to label Antifa as terrorists. Is he kidding? As far as I can tell,all they did was confront the far right. Says a lot about him,doesn't it ?
  9. Mel Well if you had stuck with them a little longer and rose higher in the ranks of the party you would have eventually realized that not only are they a bunch of thugs and gangsters but at the very top BOTH the Republicans and Democrats are one and the same. The Left wing and Right wing are just different side of the same bird of prey. Republicans and Democrats are just components of a political game controlled by the same group. As far as the financial aspect of Conservatism......... I can agree with it on a local and state level because these regions can't "make" their own money but must get it from other sources; but I don't by fiscal conservatism at all on the federal level because this nation can literally "make-up" and print all of the money it wants and add as much value to it as needed to offset inflation. And this is exactly what the U.S. has been doing since WWII. So there is no need for America to be financially conservative at the federal level.
  10. Sex sells.... Always has Always will But let's put this video in it's proper perspective........ This video is MILD. It's not even worth a PG rating as far as I'm concerned. All it is is a bunch of AfroAmerican youth dancing and girating around in scant clothing. There is NO SEX being had, and NO NUDITY seen. Like you I watched the entire video also, expecting to see some nudity or sex....lol...and didn't. While my concern isn't the exact opposite of yours, it may be considered a bit diagonal or kitty-corner from it. My concern is that this society is becoming TOO "anti-sex" because they are mistaking tasteless juvenile girating like what you see in that video.....for ACTUAL SEX. Because it's not. You can see more skin and sensuality at the beach. I await the day where you'll actually see COMPLETELY NAKED women (especially older women for a change) not just dancing around but actually HAVING REAL SEX in music videos as well as in movies and this be a normalized thing. On a side note, I noticed that almost all of the men in that video had tatoos. I do have a problem with so many of our people getting tatoos over their bodies. People of color don't need tatoos....they already have color in their skin.
  11. A lot of AfroAmericans are hard on Jay-Z for not going in hard enough on White Supremacy given his wealth and status but Jay-Z isn't a Civil Rights leader nor does he profess to be one. He's an entertainer and he makes his money making people happy, not pissing them off....which often happens when you start delving subjects of controversy like politics. Truth be told, like most rappers of the 90s Jay-Z got rich rapping about killing other AfroAmerican men, selling dope, abusing women, and engaging in other negative anti-social endeavors. Should we really EXPECT anything positive from him?
  12. I think they're putting more than just lead in the water but other toxins too. Much of this is used to control the behavior of the AfroAmerican population but when you have AfroAmericans in positions of power like police, mayors, and even the President (Obama) who KNOW about this and do absolutely NOTHING about it.....what can you say? If this were a WHITE city and they found this out, the White judges and cops would have whoever was in charge of the municipal water supply in cuffs and up on charges within a week. They wouldn't wait on the fed or someone else to do it....they would take care of it themselves. But you have some Black officials standing around in suits and ties scratching their heads over "what to do" when their cities are poisoned. The older I get the more I realize how just and correct this Universe actually is and how people often get just what they deserve. You KNOW the water is poisioned...but you still drink it and do nothing about it. You KNOW drugs are put into your community to destroy you....but you still use and sell them. You KNOW guns are put into your community to destroy you....but you still use them. Since childhood I wondered why Black people had to go through what they did, but when I observe the BEHAVIOR of a lot of our people even when we have the opportunity and power to do better and help ourselves......often times the reasons our people are in the conditions they are in make much more sense.
  13. A Case for #china - Many pundits based in white owned or european owned media, that I am totally immersed in, suggest playing in china is a lesser than scenario but looking at the current players in china not from china, I see some continuations or interesting points. Brazil- a continuation- by far Brazilians are willing to play in china. approximately twenty four are in china. They are in various teams, various clubs. Now it is true, Brazilians have a history of playing everywhere far more than any other country. But it begs the question, what do so many others have against playing in china? is it agents doing, most agents in UEFA or CAF are interwoven in uefa's community. Many Brazilians have agents who are sanguine thus not tied into a uefa centric as much as a money centric wherever scenario. The Caribbean Football Union <c.f.u.>- an interesting point- so many players from the caribbean play in second tier uefa leagues, why not first tier in china? I don't comprehend why not? In Jamaica only Leon Bailey plays in a first tier league from a top five football association in UEFA, so why not play in china? Jamaican women have nine players who play in the first tier in the top five leagues in UEFA or the top tier in the USA. But for either, why not play in china? Jamaica women are better represented in top leagues than Jamaican men, so the Jamaican men need to do it more but why not? In Trinidad, both the men or women mostly play in Trinidad, a Caribbean country that does have oil money. But, Haiti men are like Jamaican men while Haitian women live through the efforts of Shek Borkowski. Suriname men are like Trinidad's while Suriname women are in a less developed environment than Haiti. Guyana men are like Jamaica's while guyana women are like Suriname's Between Jamaica/Trinidad/Haiti/Suriname/Guyana you have the powerhouses of the Caribbean region. None in the player ranks, male or female, have a need to reject playing in china. Lastly, money exists in China or Eastern Asia. When you look at kpop's power, that is related to the financial power in east Asia. Entertainment acts in east asia do not require the usa or europe to make profit and thus with global media connections, if they can become popular outside east asia, they are global superstars, but global superstars based not in Europe or the usa but east asia. I think it is no accident paulinho came back to china, after impressing in FC Barcelona. He realized what he has in Guangzhou has higher value than anything to him in fc Barcelona. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_foreign_Chinese_Super_League_players
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  15. Weekend 8/18/2019 CHelsea in England- drew but as I said before, Chelsea are in the second phase of the Roman era. In the first phase money, provided high cost coaches side high cost players. Many things were won. I enjoyed the whole ride. But this second phase starts off with a transfer ban, a team of team players, a talisman whose highest skill is ball recovery/movement, not scoring, and a coach who is a playing legend that wants to play an open field system with a squad absent that offensive fulcrum. PSG in France- lost to Renne and the reason was simple, PSG's defense is poor. IT was poor last season, thus no Cup victory. Tuchel's defensive setup is poor. If that is not the first topic to discuss concerning PSG from any in media, then they are missing the true problem, trying to manufacture it out of player roster. POLL- Neymar Out or Tuchel Out? https://twitter.com/Thetenner10/status/1163193259444854787 Atletico MAdrid in Spain- People complain about Video assistance refereeing but I recall most pundits speaking so vervently on video assistance, i don't comprehend how so many pundits can now speak ill, where was this negative narrative to video assistance when naysayers had valid questions, functional positions against, but were drowned out by larger fiscal concerns. Again, my atleti prove they are a true footballing team and the conmebol culture simeone brings into them makes them malleable, flexible , battling. Too many uefa teams have a uefa mindset which is imbalanced. psg/barca/mcfc attack but don't defend. Real madrid play open win lose or fail. Atleti is a proper footballing side that can do it all. The man of the match was savic, throughout the match his play determined most. Felix had the moment of the match. Joao Felix dribbling- his dribbling is not messi -esque cause neymar also dribbles that way and besides his dribbling is felix-esque https://www.weibo.com/7030963893/I2SO0Fp6j?from=page_1005057030963893_profile&wvr=6&mod=weibotime IN AMENDMENT Real Madrid won down to ten men so, referee red cards don't decide matches
  16. Hi Tanisca, I wish I had seen your post sooner. If it's not too late, I would like to direct you to my website - www.daviddoc.com - where you will find a variety of books, fiction and non-fiction. My latest is Body and Soul, which I titled for the classic improvised lyrical phrases of the 1939 Coleman Hawkins jazz performance of the same name. On the first page of the story, which opens in 1940, Peter Daniels plays the song loud enough to drown out the humming tubes on his living room phonograph and dances with his wife to celebrate the birth of their only grandchild, Adam Daniels, the story's protagonist. Though Adam's birth provides joy for his grandparents, it hurts his mother since her son was born bi-racial in 1940 Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The story descriptively outlines the standards of the time and even takes a look back into the early 1900s. After the look further back in history, the book details Adam's journey into manhood, during which he starts a family and a career in law. But like Hawkins adlibbed with unanticipated riffs in his song, I improvise Adam's life story in unexpected shifts that changes the setting to El Centro, CA and even into Mexico. Through it all, the story emphasizes the importance of family and the strength one gains from the connections whether through blood or embraced by choice. And like Hawkins' music, it ultimately demonstrates a new way to tell an old story, ending with a sense of glowing satisfaction. You can access the book here or through the website above: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Soul-David-doc-Robertson/dp/1791630634/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=david+doc+robertson&qid=1566154026&s=gateway&sr=8-1
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    Objects in Mirror

    Coming of age story of black college students in 60s and 70s Philadelphia. Black nationalism vs. civil rights, police brutality, MLK Jr. vs. Malcolm X, the coming "revolution" issues of color in the black community, black love, and much more.
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    It's you

    Don't judge her, So many think they want to be me, I just want God to free me, because none of them really sees me, or they would believe in a enemy, and when you look at me what do you really see, do you see a stranger, I feel so much anger, it was caused by a decision gone bad. I thought it was a thing I needed to have, now I just feel sad. because it's all gone really bad, I tried to maneuver around it but nothing was clear in my mine then, she wasn't looking at me, she was searching for a friend then, she heard my heart hit the ground but she never even turned around, I was shouting real loud, I am here, but she lost me in the crowd, looking for the face in the mirror, the painted on smile of a girl who learned to fake it when she was but a child, I didn't dare wake her dreaming, it was the only time she seen me, behind some rose stained glasses, but she still walked passed me and a man in a heap lay dead on the street, the pile as my pain as he died in his shame, no one wants to know them. A toe tag is all that will own them, they fell in the battle, no illusions, no castle. just dripping and whaling, as we pray in our telling of choices gone wrong and promises dying, she still doesn't know me, the door open for me, my escape in the morning was the hope that tore me, would her children eat, or run in defeat, how can't you not know her, you coddled and clothed her, she called in tears when you dumped your fears here, you lay scared here, you spent some years here, but the eyes have changed with the price of fame, it happened when everyone forgot your name, you pick up the pieces begging God please release us, not contemplating the reason they gate us, communities jaded by demented minds, where they use the bars of sadness to do us harm, all because you can't see me, but you really want to be me, but without the struggle or pain but you still want the gain, you want the ride and castle the king and no hassle, you want to fore go the welfare line but no work, or food, you only think you'd be fine, you are not fine, you are not okay, see me a pile on the street, the crack head, or babies momma screaming can the children eat, don't walk pass me again, once a friend, luncheons , then the dope, drinking to cope, can you see me now, no new car or house in the sky, please tell me where was your pride, no hoe you died when you denied me, I can't believe you tried me, you shut your eyes when I walked by, a hasty decisions caused a head on collision, collateral damage, my heart hit the floor, no love at my door, just disgust at my selection, but when looking in the mirror girl it's your reflection, do you see me now, it's you,
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  20. Jay Z and the NFL are strictly 'bout stackin' dat paypa -- period. Once you understand that, everything they do will make sense.
  21. Weekends 8/17/2019 Arsenal in england- was unable to keep a clean sheet against burnley. Arsenal have a powerful attack and still a leaky defense, no chance in the uefa champions league but if they can defeat their next two opponents , tottenham/liverpool , they will be in the table race. Augsburg in germany- cut into dortmund under 40 seconds. I am not suggesting augsburg will win the bundesliga but Dortmund's early season defense is not good, that is very absent minded from dortmund.Dortmund scored under a minute after but augsburg exploited how soft dortmund is. Dortmund don't have a chance in the uefa champions league. Real MAdrid in spain- Celta vigo is not atletico bilbao but Real Madrid have an energy absent in fc barcelona. Toni KRoos showed his value, scoring a powerfully placed shot from outside the box while real madrid were down to ten. Benzema goal https://www.weibo.com/7030963893/I2GXvuH9g?from=page_1005057030963893_profile&wvr=6&mod=weibotime In Transfers: Balotelli is going to brescia, the deal with flamengo ended cause he wanted more than flamengo was willing to pay. I wonder if it was his desire or his agents. I don't know why he isn't interested in asia. Learned from Paulo freitas @cynegeticus https://twitter.com/Cynegeticus/status/1162749285034860544 et tu V.A.R. - like cesc, luka modric's red card is not about intent or power, it is about the action.
  22. News. Says. Rapper. Jay-Z s. Teaming. Up With. The. NFL For. Social-Justice. And. Music. 3- Years. Ago. When. Quarterback. Colin-Kaepernick Begin. Kneeling. Down.. News. Talkers. Say. Jay-Z. Could,Stake Ownership In A Team...NFL Putting Millions In Social-Justice. NFL Owners Support Trump,After Charlottesville...NFL Millions Will Be In Wallets Of Crooks,Political And Preachers. . Who Will Get Black Votes.? Democrats In Churches Or Talking With Preachers. Black Political,Preachers,Overseers ,Of. Black. Votes... NFL-Will. Not. Talk. About. Trump. A. Evil. Racist. Man,Neo. Nazi. In. Military ,Police. Uniforms. Jay-Z. Will. Not. Talk. About. Preacher's. Murdering. Their. Wives,Stealing. Money. For. Cars. ,Preachers. With. Prostitutes,,Street. Gangs. Are. Domestic. Terror. Like. The. neo Nazi,Black. Genocide. By. Black. People.....
  23. Turning into a book recommendation thread. How about this. Soul food with a difference. It's vegan. 😀
  24. AALBC Mourns the passing of “Literary Lion” Paule Marshall, August 12, 2019 I meet Marshall once, she struck me as just a genuinely beautiful person. I think I'm a good read of people, and that was just the vibe she gave off. Marshall's passing comes less than a week after Morrison's. Her 1959 book Brown Girl, Brownstone is considered by many to be the book that launched contemporary Black women's literature.
  25. The #pregnant worker - #Nike has stopped wage reductions due to pregnancy for track and field athletes, good news. To be blunt, women are not equal to men, women are different. Natural Pregnancy can only occur through women so any labor equality must not penalize women for being pregnant. A simple idea, but like many arguments between the genders, the goal from some to make genders equal misses the truth in their differences, that need to be honored, not ignored or spoken to as less valued. I heard women say , it is just pregnancy but that act is a thing no man can do. https://twitter.com/thEMANacho/status/1162370385461043211
  26. A few moments ago I was hunting around my Google Home app trying to figure out how to change my "assistant's" voice. Google presented me with the following video. The video's preview image -- which is carefully crafted -- grabbed my attention for, what should be, obvious reasons. I watched the video in it's entirety. I'm not alone; the video was posted less than 24 hours ago and has almost 3 million views. Normally, I'm pretty good at ingoring the stuff that social media throws at me, largely because I actively avoid exposure, but this one hooked me. I don't think I'm being a "gruppy old dude" by complaining about Google's use of videos like this. I just can't image being a kid today, regularly exposed to videos like this. It must be hard not to objectify women when you see these images all the time. Now this is the same Google that banned my old discussion forums from displaying ads because of content, but they can push this in front on millions of people. I've posted a similiar video on Nicky Minaj sometime ago, so I know these video are not unusual. What seems unusual to me is that no one seems to think this is a issue. Maybe it is just me... I guess I have to ditch my Google Home too.
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