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  1. 'Discharged from hospital to recuperate at home after a bout with covid flu. That was no fun. Interesting hospital experience, however. Tended by a flurry of nurses, many of whom were effusive gay men, along with Hispanic cha-chas, misled by my Spanish first name. Indian and Asian doctors, of course. Sistas shuffling round, tellin' me, "you gonna be OK, momma." A very interesting pecking order at this state of the art medical center right around the corner from where I live. Prognosis is OK, all things considered which means my age is a factor. Whatever. If anybody watched the Girot Awards on CBS last night, as black folk, we should've been encouraged! Hope everybody had a nice Thanksgiving. 90 is a lot of months away but, I'm tryin to hang in. Luv ya all! Jeeze, this really came out big!
    4 points
  2. “A complete nincompoop, racist…” or “America’s only hope?” Well which one is it? These views are on the complete opposite side of the spectrum. I don’t think either is true. Starting the debate from these positions is bound to be unproductive. @Stefan the man was the governor of a state and he was a heart beat away from leading the entire country — by definition he is a leader. He is clearly intelligent on some level given his resume. We may disagree with him politically, morally even, but questioning his basic intelligence is extreme and bound to lead to to false conclusions about the man.
    3 points
  3. Look who popped up across my Youtube screen yesterday...... At first I thought it was some brother running for Mayor or a member of Biden's Administration until I looked closer at the name. Troy you're looking kind of professional up in this video. Looking like you know what you're talking about...lol. I wonder does the Wall Street Journal know you like WE know you....LOL.
    3 points
  4. In an Astrology treatise at the end it said Astrology is not for everyone. A person should be of good moral character. Both Mayans and the Hindus revered Astrology. Astrology had both spiritual and every day application. Can you imagine conducting life without a time piece or a watch. There's more information about John Dee than Edward Kelly. John Dee was an astronomer, Astrology, adviser to Queen Elizabeth, a map maker, polymath, alchemist and possibly spy. Edward Kelly was able to scry which is like crystal gazing. I don't know occultist revere John Dee. The Enochian Language is one of the most powerful esoteric techniques. Which involves talking with the highest of Angels. It was thought that the language that Adam spoke was magical. Naming the animals also gave you dominion over them. So if you name a building or a person then clearly you have power or influence over the nomination. Also naming of a child is a big deal. The name has to fit. There may be exceptions but I feel in general that to be the case. I had recently read the John Dee had an obsidian mirror. That was of Aztec origins. https://www.archaeology.org/issues/459-2203/digs/10338-digs-england-obsidian-mirror The Aztecs used obsidian mirrors of this sort to divine the future The fact that it already had Aztec associations of divination and being able to see what’s not immediately apparent was seized on by John Dee and added value to the object from his point of view.”
    3 points
  5. @Mel HopkinsWhat I was most recently trying to do is to project my dreams into the future where the PowerBall drawing had already been held and the winning numbers drawn. I had a pad and pencil at my bedside so when I woke up after such a dream, I could write the numbers down. Of course, none of this makes any sense to anybody who isn't crazy like me and - I just engage in all of this nonsense to indulge my fascination with quantum leaps. @Delano I think I am more interested in the answer to whether or not time is on my side. And you are right. I do feel as though I'm no longer of this world, and @ProfD I will be drifting in and out of the cave of my mental hibernation to check on my earthly realm while awaiting for my time to run out. I feel very strongly that we are witnessing the beginning of the end of America's failed 200+ years experiment with democracy, and that the fall of the American Empire as we know it is imminent. The Republicans are going to prevail and turn this country into a fascistic hypocritical evangelical theocracy. Elections will become mere formalities and it will all be "their way or the highway". @Troyimo, the Democrats will have mostly themselves to blame for this. They've overestimated not only the intelligence of the American people, but their integrity. Average voters are not really interested in the welfare of their fellow man. They want to be able to discriminate against other races, reject immigrants, make fun of, and sexually harass each other while leading the best life that materialism has to offer. You know; the American dream. Preaching political correctness, imposing the cancel culture and forcing the lbgt and BLM agendas down peoples' throats will be what contributes to the defeat of the naive idealistic Democrats. RIP I think black survival under a Conservative Right regime may have a lot to do with just staying in one's lane. I don't anticipate being around to endure what eventually lies ahead, however. After 90, all bets are off. Of course, i would have nooo problem with being wrong about these predictions!
    3 points
  6. I'm starting a major overhaul of the AALBC website. The designers felt it was time for a logo "refresh." Here is an option I'm currently considering. This will be the 4th logo change in 25 years. Here are the previous logos. The logo will inform the look and feel of the new design, so it is important. I considered more radical redesigns but rejected them, as I did not want to stray too far from the current design and make the brand unrecognizable. Let me know what you think.
    2 points
  7. Back in the 1980s, Irene Cara burst onto the entertainment scene. She was a cutie pie too: https://www.npr.org/2022/11/26/1139275959/fame-flashdance-irene-cara-dies She has passed away at the age of 63. Thanks for sharing your talent. RIP Ms. Cara.
    2 points
  8. The purpose of the right-wing in trying to INSTALL Herschel "The Walking Zombie" Walker into the Senate, is to DESTROY the powerful and growing Black economic and political base in Georgia. The right-wing racists are looking at the Atlanta area, which is probably the largest concentration of Black wealth and socio-political power not just in the United States but maybe even the Western Hemisphere....and they want to BREAK it. But they can't do it directly because we'd recognize it and push back. So they get one of their dogs...one of their puppets.....to act as a MASK while they will be the actual powers behind him pushing for the destruction of Atlanta's Black political and economic base.
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  9. False sense of power! Well said! I am not speaking agains the Black elected woman, though, but in general I think what you said, @Pioneer1is very interesting. Yes, I hope that her presence will help AfroAmericans be better represented there! However, I am a little pessimistic. Absolutely. I believe that angle will be used against us, though no matter who is elected, but yes, racism did become worse when Obama was elected. What a paradox. The signs of oppression. But no, I don't believe that AfroAmericans give up easily, however, our unwillingness to force change is due to so much oppression and despair. I could care less was a racist like that man could predict. The fact that AfroAmericans have been so marginalized has been predicted long before him. And furthermore, any analyst could have seen that coming due to how the modern world was able to form with the aid of technology and cannons and gun power. However, change is inevitable. I believe that people of African descent need to take in accountability of our past mistakes and look forward to improvement and opportunity. We should not be entertaining racist ideology about our present predicament so much so, that we cannot see that other non-African people also are human and suffer too. The future is bleak for all humanity if we don't look for positive improvement. Keep hope alive.
    2 points
  10. It's more propaganda designed to keep Black people buried in the Church and Bible. Every generation or so they come up with a "new" recipe to keep Black folks tied up and going in circles thinking Jesus is on his way back and if we just "hold on a little bit longer" and wait and recognize our true greatness.....everything is gonna be alright. Just like that image of the sister in the video with that patient serene smile and glow on her face. Meanwhile Crack, AIDS, mass incarceration, violence, etc....has been plaguing the community for the past 40 years or so, destroying the lives of MILLIONS who haven't lived to see Jesus come back or Negroes turn "back" into Hebrews.
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  11. @DelanoThis subject is quite provocative. Language is a tool that has always intrigued me. it is what defines and condenses life, serving as a vehicle for driving it. It also facilitates the preservation of knowledge and enables communication between individuals although it does not necessarily put them on the same page. Then, there's how it is possible to weaponize language, and how certain words and phrases are loaded with energy that can trigger an effect on people. Consider the word nigger and how much power it exerts over black people when uttered by a white person. Use of the word love is also packed with potential, able to transform or even heal when declared or pledged. It makes sense that extraordinary souls could and did convert and preserve their magic in the archives of a script that reveals secrets. Language is the glue that bonds humanity together. It is divine. I have experimented with chanting which is inarticulate language, - sounds that simply flow and vibrate and, when paired with intense visualization, can even make images materialize. Music is also a form of language; it speaks to your emotions. I was also very interested in the reference to mirror magic. I have experimented with it, simply standing in front of a full length mirror and holding a hand mirror up to it. Looking at the reflection of myself being reflected in the other mirror where I saw infinite images of myself going on and on. Eerie. What was on in my mind during these sessions may have also been projected into eternity. These are things that just came to me to do during the course of living my life. I sorta believe that my interest in the occult may have something to do with my surviving much longer than i should have considering how little attention I have given to preserving my health and safety. I think this along with some of the things I practiced with pyramids and crystals have also contributed to my longevity. So here I am. i have no idea why i am still walking around, having changed very little over the past 50 years. But i grow more weary by the day. And I am adrift in the universe. You are my Oracle.
    2 points
  12. @Pioneer1Pretty much describes your critique of Dave Chappelle's SNL opening monologue. Dave actually has nothing to prove or an obligation to justify his sentiments about Kanye and Kyrie, whatever they may be. And he certainly requires no advice from anyone because he's definitely his own man and has demonstrated he has staying power. As a comedian, his goal is to make the audience laugh. And that he did.
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  13. IMO, electing Rep. Karen Bass to be Mayor of Los Angeles will not adversely affect AfroAmericans living there. We should hope that a Mayor Bass could implement policies to help and inspire disenfranchised AfroAmerican Los Angelinos to do better for themselves.
    2 points
  14. The short answer is yes. The *hard* work of getting an education helps with navigating the system of racism white supremacy. A handful of folks who f8ck up may be thrown to the wolves. But, as long as someone is making money from their labor more folks are able to *succeed* relatively speaking.
    2 points
  15. @DelI've been experimenting with some time markers, while choosing my numbers for the billion dollar Powerball lottery. I won a grand total of $8.00 on the last drawing. Experimenting with a different approach for the next drawing. Trying to catch up with the future through dreams... Also trying to decide what time of day to go vote on mid term election day. Democrats need all the help they can get.
    2 points
  16. Oh D*mn, this comment caught me off guard. I laughed to the point, I caught a cramp. @Cynique It's too late to change your style now...
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  17. I've never heard of this book! @TroyBut now, I do wonder about its' content. But Minister Farakhan spoke in favor of Kyrie and Ye, however, I think it would important to know what the book highlights. But I do have an opinion due to the response about the title of the book in that it seems to suggest that the book is about how the Original Hebrews have been 'ERASED' from their identity due to White Supremacy. And Whenever Black people speak about this issue, they are completely attacked because this TRUTH goes against the modern reconstruction of racial categories and White Supremacy. I also think that many Black Americans who claim that they are the Original Hebrews do so, by also speaking against European Jews [i.e., White Jews] and say that they are not real Jews, and this causes a lot of problems and gives White racist a justification for WRONGFULLY ACCUSE Blacks for being anti-Semitic, when the real problem is that Black Americans have been denied the truth byway of our American government and American educational system, and therefore, their statements against the European Jews is due to being miseducated. To say that the European Jews did not endure the holocaust is unbelievably wrong and should never be said by anybody. And, if the book suggest this, that would be wrong but again, I'm not sure what the problem is with the book, I just know that some Black people say things that stem from miseducation. Like any 'KINDS' of people that define themselves as being 'White', 'European', 'Caucasian', 'Egyptian', etc., they ALL originate from AN ORIGINAL BLACK AFRICAN ORIGIN, therefore, this would be the same when it comes to 'European Jews' as well. Their origins are from Black African Hebrew Israelite origins, and so, if they say they are Jews, there shouldn't be a problem with that in regards to ancestral origins. But a lot of contention about European Jews' identity actually stems from a factual and historical event again, due to the modern reconstruction of racial categories, and European 'White Jews were given specific privileges during an intense movement to genocide the Original 'Black' African Jews and Hebrew Israelites.
    2 points
  18. Absolutely not. Just letting you know we totally appreciate everything you deliver from your chair at the table.
    2 points
  19. You guys are cramping my style. is this your way of trying to make me act nice?
    2 points
  20. Stop fishing for compliments. You are the star that we all look up to, your presence is appreciated and your absence is noticed. Ah!!! So true!!! Thanks @Delanomy feeling exactly.
    2 points
  21. It's from the heart.
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  22. On this we can can agree
    2 points
  23. AfroAmericans should be using their platforms to address 1) America's original sin (slavery) and 2) reparations. That way, AfroAmericans won't have time to get caught up addressing any other group of people. AfroAmericans should be able to 1) outline the problem, 2) formulate an agenda and ) focus on a solution. AfroAmericans from all walks of life but especially celebrities, athletes and entertainers should wear clothing and record music about slavery and reparations. i believe that would force America to talk about and deal with it especially when their kids start asking questions.
    2 points
  24. A Jubilant Time Indeed at the Center for Black Literature’s 20th Anniversary! “It’s terrific to see so many friends and what really feels like family!” said Johnson. “It’s always a great thing to be honored by the people you’re really trying to serve. It’s been almost 25 years to the day––October of 1997––that I started, and I would never have thought it would be my livelihood. And being honored for it is just unimaginable!”
    2 points
  25. Well, I hope that doesn’t mean you're going to disappear on us again. If so, provide the forwarding address or coordinates to your cave.
    2 points
  26. When the smoke clears from the showdown between the white political right and the white political left, black folks may be faced with a dilemma when it comes to the aftermath of what might end up being an out and out civil war. If the right wingers prevail, which they may very well do, then their dismantling of democracy will call for a whole new approach by minority ethnicities. The Millennials and GenZers might decide if they can't whip 'em , to join 'em, compete as individuals, participate in equal opportunity exploitation, and let the chips fall where they may...
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  28. Congratulations on receiving this award, Troy! It couldn't have been presented to a more deserving person. I am proud to call you my friend.
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  30. Congratulations @Troy:) I hope for many morehonorings in your future
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  31. Another congratulations to brotha @Troy on being recognized by his peers for his 25 years and counting of service to the literary community.
    2 points
  32. How about a head that reflects all the colours of Blackness
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  33. @Pioneer1, American troops are not directly or indirectly involved in nor being threatened by the Ukrainian/Russian dust-up. Just as I'm pro-AfroAmerican, I'm also an American citizen to the core. I know this raggedy azz country (United States of America) could be a lot better but there's no other place on earth I'd rather call home. That doesn't stop me from calling balls and strikes. That dust-up is not our problem until or unless POTUS PJB puts us in it. He won't. It's all political.
    1 point
  34. We’ll y’all know how i feel about white owned—black Twitter… Musk’s control just highlights the fundamental problem with black Twitter.
    1 point
  35. Because we are AfroAmericans, identifying, carving out and codifying our culture does not have to be a tall order. Codification begins with knowing our history here in America and the fact that we identify as Black as a tie that binds us together. It's true that AfroAmericans have comingled with other cultures. Some of our people can be all over the place in that regard. But, there's already quite a few things AfroAmericans identify with that are unique to us. We need to built on it. The great that about this period in time and technology is that codification can happen very fast. Just a matter of 1) wanting to do it and 2) taking advantage of the resources available.
    1 point
  36. Very Cool. Either brotha Troy didn't mention anything about sitting on that WSJ panel or I missed it while clowning about big forehead Ethiopians.
    1 point
  37. Chev Yes, this statement about their form of Colorism is printed! It is written often that the darker skin Beja and mountain people are ignored in favor of the ligher skinned ones. Yeah I was trying to remember the name of those tribes living in the more remote areas of Ethiopia. Another is the Omo Valley people who are not like the more Asiatic Amharic people with the lighter skin and straighter hair. And they are heavily discriminated against because of their darker skin. They are the original inhabitants of that region before the lighter ones came. Omo Valley Ethiopians Typical Ethiopians Anyway, from a Biblical perspective, those Ethiopian Jews know better! They know what is required of them and until that do so, they will be called on it. Well..... Shhhhhh....but I'll let you in on a little secret: As much as I preach today that the Israelites were most likely White/Caucasian people who invaded Canaan....I USED TO believe....and still hold the possiblity...that the lighter ones were the actual Children of Israel who came down in that region through Egypt after the invasion of the Babylonians back around 700 B.C.. I'm not sure which belief is the actual truth. Those Ethiopians maybe need to check themselves on bonding with their relatives maybe, I don't know, but then, that is a problem over hear in America with the indigenous peoples too. Oh, you think those somewhat distorted features may be a result of incestuous relationships???
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  38. ProfD You may be right in closing the doors and pulling off without them. As my man Willie D would say.... Might have to go on 'head and mash the gas on they ass" ...lol
    1 point
  39. @richardmurray, the GOP field of candidates will probably also include folks like Larry Hogan (MD governor), Mike Pence (former VP) and Mike Pompeo ( former secretary of state) to name a few. Still, either dumb (DeSantis) or dumber (Agent Orange) will top the GOP ticket. Reality might refute my opinion but the internet will not disclaim my position.
    1 point
  40. @Pioneer1 I guess the problem in catching the sarcasm in your title is that most people expected Twitter to be different under Musk -- mostly worse. Were you trying to imply that people would think it would be different, but that nothing has changed? I suspect I'm the only one in this conversation that uses Twitter and I go in there with blinders and post things to promote AALBC and react to any comments. The only recent exceptions was to find Kyrie's "antisemitic" post and look at Musk's page. Both activities were a waste of my time,,.
    1 point
  41. @harry brown informed us about this book five years ago! I only discovered this post looking for our more recent conversation about Hebrew to Negros. I had completely forgotten about this book and the film. Kyrie Irving in his tweet (image below) has prompted the media to heap a great deal of attention on the film which is a top streaming film on Amazon and the book. Kyrie is blamed and punished for simply tweeting a link to Amazon who is profiting from selling and streaming the film. Kyrie is called "antisemitic" for sharing a link, but what about Amazon for making now a lot more money for selling it. Kyrie is blamed for promoting the film, but the media is really responsible for bringing the book to the attention of the general public -- most of whom are not on twitter. Seriously who is on Twitter reading Kyrie Irving's every post. yeah I know he has 4.6M followers, but those numbers don't truly reflect the number of human beings who read the tweet about the film. The tweet has been removed, but the media continues to share it which is how I found it. As I said before beating up on Kyrie or any man who share a link to Amazon is unfor and just plain stupid. The first book will be an AALBC bestseller when I publish my next list. Yesterday someone asked about all four volumes. I did not know there were 4 volumes! But I have added them to the site. @Chevdove and @Pioneer1 this material seems to be related to the stuff you all talk about. I had no interest in the film or book, which why I did not react to Harry's post back in 2017. Clearly, there is interest in the subject matter, but if you think there is something I (we) should know please share.
    1 point
  42. Yes! @Delano! I forgot about that key point and, you have a talent on this very subject regarding 'numbers'! The ancient scriptures do say that Enoch of the Southworld lived to be 365 years and I remember that did strike me as significant. You know, I think the ancient Mayans built pyramids and one might have had this theme of 365 steps, etc. and I wonder if this has anything to do with the cycle of the sun and more.
    1 point
  43. Same here. I don't even have a Twitter account, and don't plan on getting one.
    1 point
  44. I haven't bought the book, so I don't know what I will be able to ask. but I will share
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  45. @Chevdove yeah, well like hoffa, the akhenaton, wife, and son had enemies, allies, and people who worked in secret and outside some journal or explicit account, the rest of us are at a disadvantage
    1 point
  46. JASMIN GUY, A Different World, on The Breakfast Club This showed up on my channel a few weeks ago. I loved this sitcom! And, I wondered what happened to it. I did not keep up with it back in the 90s because I was too busy with my family, however, it's nice to hear now, from Jasmine and Kadeem, and hear their assessment. This is a brief video of the interview, but it was actually much longer. In the longer video too, both Jasmine and Kadeem mentioned that, even though the sitcom was based around HBCU's however, they did not go to any! I found that to be 'head scratching!" I think that if they had actually enrolled and went to one, it would be a huge plus for the whole endeavor. IMO, that should have been stressed in that they should have put some kind of effort towards doing just that. Anyway, I was surprised to also hear that some people actually chose to go to a HBCU do to this show! I had already been going to college by the time I saw this show, I think[?] but I feel that it did a good job of depicting some aspects of it. I actually started out in another college but transferred. My experience at college, yes, an HBCU, was incredible. It was one of the best experiences of my life.
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  47. AfroAmericans need to pool their resources to create businesses and spend money among ourselves instead of giving it back to White folks. As I've mentioned before, $1 should exchange hands between AfroAmericans 7-8 times before it leaves our community.
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  48. Independent Authors and Small Publishers I found " The Other Madisons " by Bettye Kearse through the duck duck go search engine. I was looking for an African/Black authoritative voice on the meaning of Griot/Griottes, which led me to the author's website. Ms. Kearse gives a detailed definition and a book recommendation. Although the domain name and the author's name are the same, I rarely stumble upon personal websites with such strong SEO that land on the search engine's first page. So, if your SEO game is strong, forget what I said about publishing a website for each title. If you have a website promoting your book -be sure to fill it with helpful information, and it will help you bring attention to your book(s), and you'll sell books too.
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