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  1. @Pioneer1 No. I was too busy with being a new mother. I've never been a serious TV addict, so there are probably more popular shows that I did not see especially during the 90s. BTW, I've been absent from this community for a little while because my computer had a virus and also some significant changes have occurred. So, I am super busy but hope to eventually pop in more and more to see the topics!
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  2. I have no words, lol. I will say as a nation we will not be destroyed by another nation. We will crumble at the hands of our own doing. This is only the start of what is going to come. We lack value and morals because we have traded it in for such as this.
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  3. Ann B. You appear to be a genuinely sweet person, but if you're rewarding my posts AND Daniel's, that's offensive....lol. That's like a woman saying: "You're so handsome!" Then she looks down at a GREMLIN and says to him: "Oh, and you're so handsome too!" Somehow the compliment doesn't feel quite as good as it did before...lol. Daniel However I believe that there is no such thing as a Black culture. I believe Blacks are living out different cultural experiences based on their asso
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  4. This song, "The Other Side of Town," by Curtis Mayfield is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite artists. It came out in 1970, but I was an adult before I first heard it -- if I heard it before them I probably could not appreciate it. It is a very sad song in many was. It reminds my of the lives, and contributions to society, that were lost because people grew up impoverished. It also make me think of the comments @Gibran and @Pioneer1 made in earlier conversation where people do something dumb because some negative remnant of their upbringing presents itself.
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  5. Today, while still young, may ultimately evolve into a moment long remembered by all of us for some time to come. This Election has been huge, but later after the dust has settled and you check off the things you would like to see occur in exchange for your vote. Nothing will change in some places, and in others, there may be change for us as a collective, but while we are trying to peep what others can will or might do for us, we must look to see what we can do for ourselves. We, I am sure, can all find things for which we would enjoy planting our flag, but I know that if we don't take immedi
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  6. Yes sir, the underlying nature of a man is always there lurking just under the surface and veneer of his new mage whatever it is. It is hard to abandon the ideas and tendencies that went into the process of shaping your worldview. What is so pervasive about the street mindset is that it is hard to shake. If you are in corporate America, you can shuck your 9-5 work image and ease into your everyday brotherman persona in the afterhours. Even this role-playing can have detrimental effects since one has to be careful when putting on his 9-5 game mask; he has to be sure to erase anything in his bro
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  7. I am curious to know how the racial injustices suffered today are impacting mental wellness. I noticed that as a result of such occurrences that many of the people in our communities are experiencing symptoms related to PTSD and increased anxiety and depression. However, I am not certain that we are seeking the help we may need to process what we are really facing. Has the conditioning of our society, culture, and tradition desensitized us to the point that we are potentially suffering emotionally inside of suffering through everything that is going on? If so, what can we do to help?
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  8. @Mel HopkinsThere is a way out. Once you free your mind or listen to the voice. it is what inventors and visionaries have always done. I have only realised that I have been trying to do so all of my life. What I posted was inspired.
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  9. OMG @Delano you've been killin' it! I was just thinking about this after finishing a book I purchased from @AALBC bookstore. The book is "Long Shot" (Hoops #1) by Kennedy Ryan. Once I finished it I came to the same conclusion, we "can only work out what type of pawn you are in life" We don't have any innovators - only people who work with what's already available and look for new uses. The King and Queen have already set us up in the industrial mode. Here we can only be apprentice-to-managers in industries, or tradespeople that build upon what is available. If we don't participate the
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  10. You are mistaken White Supremacists, White Racists, and the Elite are not all the same. It's like a chess game your position decides your movement and what you can see. Pawns have the most limited movement, and can only move in one direction. The Rooks are the land holders(those with assets, The Knight is the military(athletes), The Bishop is the Clergy (education), The King and Queen are the ruling elite. The function of Royalty is to set the standard. So the King and Queen define the ultimate Man and Women in the country. Each of piece has a pawn that is in front. Notice they are White Pawns
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  11. Hey, I'm with you. I'm impatient too. There are many areas we need to work on. I see these discussions as a tiny part of that work. I also think the worst thing we could do is mimic what has been successful in people we do not admire. As a kid, I decided I don't want to get financial security using methods proven successful time and time again by people in my community I did not respect. I also don't want my people to seek social domination using tactics I consider wicked. Of course, I don't think anything you wrote suggests we mimic them. I would like to think a
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  12. Pioneer doesn't allow his ignorance to get in the way of being misinformed.
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  13. From Adam...to Noah....to the Children of Yacub (Israel) in Babylon............ The Old Testament books of the Bible are just a compilation of the early exploits of the Caucasian race....especially in the Middle East. It starts off with a group of Beings (Us/We) making Adam. Adam is not the first man; he's the first Caucasian. And you follow the journey of him and his descendants as they interact with the Original peoples of the planet that they came across for time spans of thousands of years. "Thus we come to CONQUER in the name of our Lord!"
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  14. Hello Fam, I'm new to this group, I'm submitting this article below for discussion and to see where everyone's thoughts are on it. I'm quoting a couple of sections and then linking the full article at bottom. "For “black” Americans, the horrific scenarios I painted don’t have to be imagined, these are scars that are coded deep in their DNA. There is a reason I use the word “they” instead of “us”, as a first generation Ethiopian immigrant—even though I’ve experienced racism in my life—I can never really understand the burdens that African-Americans carry that have been p
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  15. I did not know this either. Notice the word choice, "Niggas are broke these days."
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  16. Bacon, there is actually is no such thing as "mixed race." Culture is a completely separate issue and you should learn about both of your parent's cultures. We are all better served by learning about other cultures. That is one reason I operate this site, to provide a way for people to learn about different so called "Black" cultures.
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  17. Well you should be even more scurried that the Nation is gonna "got" YOU....lol. Del A lukewarm response If IMITATION is the highest form of flattery....you should have been flattered into ecstasy by my "lukewarm" response.
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  18. I sometimes think back to the old MUHAMMAD SPEAKS newspaper from back in the days. At the back they had this cartoon/drawing about how we would start to imitate whites if we got too close to them. This was during the early 70s when sistas first started to dress provocatively in public following the mini-skirt craze.
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  19. @daniellegfny have you truly assimilated ALL of the far right propaganda you've ever been exposed to? What does slavery in some other country's or the actions of other Blacks have to do with THIS country's exploitation of Black people and the debt that they owe?
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  20. I can't but help getting the impression that black culture believes that as a result of the wait of a new president that their problems are going to magically disappear. Truth of the matter, in days of slavery there were good masters and ruthless masters (slave owners). However, the people were still slaves to some slave owner (good or ruthless). Nevertheless, a huge percent of the black culture today are so distracted with trying to manipulate the image of what freedom is that we have been pulled right back into slavery thinking that Biden/Harris is going to give us our papers to freedom.
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  21. The challenge to black readers in the very near future may not be where to find great writers, but rather where to find the books that our great writers write. What has been happening for quite some time is that our access to quality literature produced by authors of color has surely narrowed, restricting our voice. If this shocking trend continues unabated then there will be little hope that we will emerge from ‘whatever comes next’ intact as a united people. We must heal. Now. Therefore, the big question is not so much a matter of when but how. While it is human to celebrate ch
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  22. ABS Thank you for all of the great work you have done and are doing in the community Queen! And to answer your question, YES....AfroAmerican culture is shifting. Or to be more specific being MANIPULATED into a particular direction. But this is nothing new. Since our people didn't control the culture to begin with, we don't control the direction it moves in. It is primarily controled by the White Supremacists. Where are the solutions and why aren't we ready to solve these problems In order to SOLVE a problem, you must first acknowledge that you actually HAVE o
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  23. Your behaviors are consistent with my perception of who I believe you are. Therefore you are intelligent enough to know exactly what I am implying in my post (because it amused you enough to reply). But to amuse you let me clarify, I am speaking of American population solely. However, wherever we reside in this big ole world, whatever race or culture we identify with, I am certain that these issues run parallel. Nevertheless, if you have answers, enlighten me.
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  24. I was in a meeting with some booksellers last night and some were surprised that AALBC.com is not a fan of Bookshop dot org. It felt just like the reaction I got from people regarding my feelings about Amazon when I began to express them years ago. People could not understand my aversion to Amazon initially, but today, most people get it. Bookshp is Amazon all over again. Read the article in Publisher Weekly (and the comments) for some insight; "ABA Relationship with Bookshop Draws Booksellers’ Scrutiny"
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  25. I'm submitting, Maroon: Fables and Revelations, for review consideration. I thank you for this opportunity. Fred Foote
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  26. Do you know what a truth and reconciliation commission is? Moscow Trials Kirov’s death led to three widely publicized trials that successfully wiped out many of Stalin’s political rivals and critics. Several former high-ranking Communists, including Lev Kamenev, Grigorii Zinoviev, Nikolai Bukharin and Aleksei Rykov, to name a few, were accused of treason. The trials, which became known as the Moscow Trials, were clearly staged events. The accused admitted to being traitors and spies. Later, historians learned that the defendants agreed to these forced confessions only after being
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  27. Agency. @daniellegfnyIt is interesting to read you reaction. But you've completely the point. You wrote, "Writers should be free to write!" as if @Gibran rejected the notion in what he wrote (again setting up a strawman), which he did not. You quoted what he wrote, but failed to grasp his meaning... His use of the language was clear, so I do not know what else to add. When you write, "While the AALBC is a nice waystop, it’s too restrictive..." again you miss the point. Gibran was not saying the AALBC was they only thing we need to do, inde
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  28. Del Man..... Trying to talk with you is like talking to a squirrel in a tree...lol. Pioneer: Hey man! Pioneer: I see you're thinking about coming out for a little sun, huh? "I guess I am........." Pioneer: Well........I'm gonna be on my way now. You take care man! Peace!
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  29. Today, while still young, may ultimately evolve into a moment long remembered by all of us for some time to come. This Election has been huge, but later the dust will settle and you will check off the things you would like to see occur in exchange for your vote. Nothing will change in some places, and in others, there may be change for us as a collective, but while we are trying to peep what others can will or might do for us, we must look to see what we can do for ourselves. We, I am sure, can all find things for which we would enjoy planting our flag, but I know that if we don't take immedi
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  30. Thank goodness that someone is honoring the oral traditions that have been passed down through the generations. Our history survives within the lines of these folktales. The words of the elders matter!
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  31. A GOOD BOOK TELLS US A LOT ABOUT ITS HERO; A BAD BOOK TELLS US A LOT ABOUT ITS AUTHOR GK CHESTERTON
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  32. Daniel What are you saying I changed from and to? From: Trump Worshipping Children's Books Author To: Wood Chopper, Ditch Digger, and Field Hand "Man..... Wish I woulda saw THIS coming!" .....lol.
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  33. I think I'm feeling like one of those slightly misprinted BINGO chips you could find in a cheap dollar store set. Like I'm totally in the wrong game...
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  34. As an aside my own studies have shown me that things not only happen in time they are shaped by the time in which they happen. And I am just now starting to see and map the contours of time.
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  35. It feels nice that someone even considered to ask! Thank you! I personally feel sustained stress directly connected to racial injustice is the foundation of most of our problems. Most mental un-wellness is passed down from generation to generation and amplified by world experiences.
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  36. Good points. I've always looked at it as a "join the winning team" strategy. When the Bulls are winning, everyone is a basketball fan, a Bulls basketball fan. When a few European fractions join forces and start profiting, others jump aboard. It becomes something like a pyramid scheme. And we all know pyramid schemes look great until the very last moment of collapse. They're too big to last. And, similarly, the term "white" attempts to unite too many diverse people. I'm positive the term will collapse on itself. Also, 500 years is actually a very s
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  37. I can feel you on that. No doubt, there is a white way of doing things in America and it usually works for whites as they understand the nuances of what is to be done and exactly how it is to be done to reap the benefits. First, they have the complexion and the connections. Mainly, when a white kid needs a job, he doesn't have to scan the want ads. He merely makes a phone call and someone he knows know someone who knows someone. He has a job. It is that simple, sometimes. Any system, whether in nature or in America, tends to supports and upholds the needs of the people who put it in place. The
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  38. They were laying hands on him to pray for him. If you had any experience with the church you would know how wrong you are. The sign the woman held was thanking God for sending Trump. Also the India story is a possible fabrication or just an example of a crazy person from a pagan country. The whole question is a dodge from dealing with the substance of survival in a Harris/Biden world. That was more misinformation put out by people like you.
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  39. Troy This is how I maintain my mental health When you talk about mental health, it seems that you are talking about it strictly from psychological terms. When I was talking about mental health I'm talking about it from both psychological AND psychiatric terms because both are very important. If you have a true psychiatric problem......as many of our people have....simply monitoring what you expose yourself to or removing yourself from social media won't help. If it would...wouldn't have been any schizophrenics or bi-polar people before the internet.
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  40. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporation_sole The Roman Catholic Church continues to use corporations sole in holding titles of property: as recently as 2002, it split a diocese in the US state of California into many smaller corporations sole and with each parish priest becoming his own corporation sole, thus limiting the diocese's liability for any sexual abuse or other wrongful activity in which the priest might engage.
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  41. How do you authors prepare your products to move during the holiday season? Other than how you package your books, what strategy are you using?
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  42. I can only imagine. I watched the documentary about Khalif Browder and other Brothers and that is hard for me, so I can't imagine what watching it must be like after having acutally gone through it. Of course being locked up is one thing. But this true in the real world too. People trapped in poverty experience something similar, they stop dreaming, seeing a way out. Once you stop dreaming you die. I've see many Brothers and sisters come out and live life like there is no tomorrow, making the rest of us look like we are standing still. I guess when
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  43. Nailed it! I started researching in the mid-nineties, and although I took a mini-break; the quest refuses to let go. And yes I agree, self-revelation is a powerful outcome! I've had my charts done in the past and it did uncover personal characteristics I kept hidden even from myself. By the way, pattern recognition and conceptual learning/thinking are two of my strengths. Maybe in my last incarnation, I worked with the stars...I remember a flight attendant telling me that she could see one of my lives as french royalty but in a dark dungeon -and something about divination. The reveal felt a
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  44. An author, literary agent, marketer, publicist, editors and booksellers talk about how race affects their careers — and the books you read. Clockwise from top left: Linda Duggins, Tracy Sherrod, Erroll McDonald, Cherise Fisher, Janifer Wilson, Kori Wilson, Kerri K. Greenidge and Ebony LaDelle. “The industry has long been criticized for hiring and retaining so few employees of color — according to a survey of the work force released this year by the children’s book publisher Lee & Low Books, only 5 percent are Black. But the calls to diversify have intensified
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  45. Oh my! Those helpless ducks! Someone has to fight for them! My heart goes out to that brave women willing to stand up to the likes of @Pioneer1 and advocate for those poor creatures. Again, protecting defenseless animals is the right thing to do -- all other priorities like the poor, the clmate e damped.
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  46. O black woman, do you know who you are? It is you for whom the birds sing when the dawn opens itself for inspection. It is the glow in your eyes that the stars imitate when they sparkle. It is the color of your flava that makes the rainbow dull in comparison, and it is via your beauty that we can physically witness God’s artistry. • O black woman, do you know who you are? You are the secret that only reveals itself when a man is truly ready to experience the joy of having his dream transformed into reality. You are God’s private blessing to men who know what to do within the point between bi
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  47. I hadn't noticed that book, but I'm not surprised as I had stumbled across a sista a few years ago who was a coach who mentored black women in the fine arts of how to love a white man. And, she had a large following which, undoubtedly, may have increased by now. Brother Troy, as you should know, I jumped all over it and wrote a book about it and during my superficial research, what i did find was that 'black women harbored an unconscious desire to be with white men due to his assumed power'. I found the assumption disturbing, but I have no earthly idea what sistas feel so I won't attempt to of
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  48. lol! Offended? I'm honored. It would be presumptuous to consider myself an initiate or a member of the mystery schools - but if someone else defines the topics as esoteric - I won't argue. It is cool that you realized that a concept that should be eyebrow raising and be skeptical about; is actually as normal as breathing. I've actually done the sleep thing too - and I always wake up about 10 minutes before wake up time. No sure why ten minutes but it works. And no I've never had trouble sleeping either. As I mentioned before I believe the subconscious is like a web-browser that we pro
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