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  1. 3 points
    My laptop is realtively high end, but the built in video camera is trash. I'm going to Best Buy tomorrow lol!
  2. 3 points
    Interesting responses. I admit I have to stop myself sometimes from making superficial judgments. It doesn't take long for me to remember skin color is not a reliable indication of one's allegiance to a culture. A Black woman in a MAGA hat (I've seen it!) may not likely have more in common with me than, say, a Latinx or Asian woman raised outside of the USA. I don't mind taking pleasure in seeing an impressive Black couple like Barrack and Michelle. But I also recognize my reaction is based on appreciating the odds they must overcome to find on another. Being a Black male in some environments sometimes feels like being an endangered panda or something. The odds of finding a similar mate in the wild is daunting! The search starts with compromises. You may both be in complimentary professions and share hobbies, but you live in different cities and have a socially questionable age gap. That sort of thing. I've trained myself to not make assumptions. I know how hard it is out there. Some have to work with what they have, even making concessions on what they thought their partner's skin color would be. I've never found a wife, so I'm not the best to give advice. This is just my point-of-view at this moment.
  3. 3 points
    @Troy NOPE! Clarence Thomas is hateful period. We just hate his ass the same way we hate Kavanaugh. Aside: Candace is a sellout period. I doubt she believes anything she says. She's a good looking tool and the sexist misogynists GOP appreciate good looking women period - and if they can use them to achieve a goal - they will. And they reward/pay folks well. Especially good looking smart black women. I'm sure that's true of all politicians but they don't make it a secret. If you married a white woman - I already know she'd be down for the cause. She'd be fit, fierce and fine - because you can't be slipping when you married outside your ethnic group. Since you are one of the good ones - you can't settle for less. Some of us black women have a saying - "We' glad you took him. hon'. Maybe his genes will have a chance" - Kinda like what we said about Jay Z and Beyonce when it came to the looks department. [ok that's all just awful - charge it to this sore throat I'm dealing with this morning] But I digress. That's how it works when you marry a compatible partner no matter what skin they're in. If you met my ex - you'd see how much a like we are. It's how we ended up raising successful daughters - we share similar perspectives on life. I'm also reminded of the guy from Power -Omari Hardwick (?) his wife is anglo and I swear she is more militant than I could ever be. Maybe she's more militant because she is anglo and therefore gets a pass - but still she's a roughneck when it comes to championing the Black cause and Black lives matter. I don't find anything you wrote as racist -because while you can be bigoted/prejudice you need to hold the power to be racist.
  4. 3 points
    Oh no, I do not see women as being the same as men. Yes, I do agree. Oh yes, I do agree. However, when it comes to inter-racial relationships, I do not see a difference in White men loving Black African women or Black men loving White women, meaning normal! NORMAL, what is normal; I believe that racism cannot be ignored so then when men and women engage into inter-racial relationships with this understanding then they are acting responsibly but when they engage out of 'a spirit of racial superiority' then they are submitting to racial superiority. Too many times I hear Black men and Black women want to engage in relationships with White people because of something they hate about being Black and that is not normal. That kind of 'White Supremacist' is operating out of racial hatred. It is difficult, I believe though, to NOT blame the whole gender for experiencing Black-on-Black oppression, but I feel that we as Black people need to try to look beyond 'self' at times and look for the positives and then if you decide to engage in inter-racial relationships, it won't be out of 'race hatred'--Black Self Hatred. That kind of motivation will lead to a bad relationship for sure.
  5. 2 points
    Thank you @Chevdove if nothing written here prompts you to consider your current views or exposes you to new ones, then you missed the point. Too many people get mad because of something someone typed. I was trying to figure out how I missed you being a Black Israelite. I figured, if true, you must have gone rogue cause I don't think I seen a public facing female Black Israelite. As Pioneer says, welcome back we missed you.
  6. 2 points
    @Troy "... spend most of my time adding content to the site." FACTS. This is a special topic! To be clear, I'm not anti-social media, rather, pro-time management. Feeding into your website, craft and community will grow your audience for the long haul. Then, it's imperative that you're ready for the evolution and attention garnered. When you envisioned the perfect audience, what did h/s/they look like and where did they shop, dine and play? Are they into giveaways or more inclined to utilize your work for scholarly reference? Once the assessment of your target reader is complete, use that data to set-up mental real estate in their minds; this is the fun part! Are they coffee drinkers who read and sip? *Pre-pandemic approach* - $5 gift cards with a nice note from an author (sending them to your platform) would brighten the day of most. Be ready for the views! - Time Commitment = 45 mins - Budget = $25 - Subject = 5 customers --> informal author meet & greet (WOM, brand recognition) - Goal = Brand introduction to your market. Your neighbors now have an "Author" in their midst... groovy AND lends credibility. - Assess = Review platform analytics to gauge success... Set-up an email capture and constantly quality improve your process. Are they the group of ladies who sip and chat? *Bonus pandemic strategy - Zero F2F interaction* - Gift a copy of your work to a professional book club for the sophisticated ladies. - Time Commitment = 30 mins - Budget = $0 --> always have a few promos on hand. Otherwise $7 postage/handling. - Subject = 1 base --> WOM w/i the (target) community of people who ENJOY leisurely reading - Goal = Brand introduction to your market while building loyalty - Assess = Review platform analytics to gauge success. Always follow up with a handwritten note... they will remember you, and most people appreciate kindness. I could go on... However, "Guest Who?!" isn't going to write itself. Social media, in my humble opinion, is more or less, a branch on your growth tree. Focus on watering, nurturing and strengthening the roots. Then, branch out. Pun! Stay safe.
  7. 2 points
    Before I start to answer your wonderful question, I would ask if you have heard of the Bronze Shields? They are an Black Police organization. To start with my father was Marxist Leninist Communist who met both Kruchev and Mao. The books I was exposed to were the Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital, the Selective Works of VI Lenin and The History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. When they were protesting for the amnesty of rioters in Newark and Philadelphia my parents brought me with them. Rizzo brought them in for processing they took my footprints because my fingers were to small. I also was exposed to the Little Red Book of Mao. My father emphasized Scientific Marxism and used that philosophy to successful organize in Unions and get some of the first Blacks elected to Political Position in Newark NJ and Nationwide. It was his understanding of Politics which lead to the election of the first Black Councilman Irving Turner and the First Black Mayor Ken Gibson. Baraka had failed because his understanding of politics and organizing were limited compared to my father. I am grateful for that upbringing because I can see the shortcomings of that philosophy and it actually bringing about Happiness. Number 1 it was about the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. I don't want to live in any type of dictatorship. Number 2 It was the rejection of Private Property. You can not be free if you don't have the right to personal and private property. Now both Dr. Ben and Dr. Clarke were opposed to Communism and Capitalism. When I was in college they would be frequent guest speakers at African Echos in East Orange. When I left college and started a limousine business, I had the please of driving them to and from lectures. Dr. Clarke opposed Christian and Islam he called them both murder cults. The most important thing about both men were that they were well read and took their studies seriously. Pan Africanism was the philosophy that I would say best sum up Dr. Clarke. Dr Ben would have be characterized as an Ero Sensei in an Anime. He loved the Black Woman and the power she had to make Black People. My only regret is that I was too arrogant to fully appreciate and take advantage of my time with them and my father. I have more information about my on my Facebook page. I hope that I was able to answer you questions.
  8. 2 points
    Hello Everyone. Thank you for allowing on the site. I hope I am making this request properly. I would love for qualified people to do reviews of this book. UBER DRIVER TURNED AUTHOR DURING PANDEMIC *** New Book Alert*** *** Available in Paperback*** Contact Information: Clarence Coggins 973-943-4073 daniellegfny@gmail.com Twitter @danielle_from Instagram @daniellegfny ISBN-10: 0578721783 ISBN-13: 978-0578721781 On July 31, 2020 Auntie I Don’t Want You To Get Married; Danielle The Girl From New York is released. This is the first installment of the new multicultural Illustrated Children’s Book written by Clarence Coggins. Danielle is a young girl who travels from New York City to Georgetown Guyana to visit family for the first time. When she gets there she has all types of adventures. This is the tale of when her Auntie Julia is trying to find out why Danielle doesn't want her to get married. THAT WAS THE CUTEST STORY I EVER READ IN MY LIFE. I AM CRYING. I REALLY WANTED TO KNOW WHY SHE DID NOT WANT HER AUNT TO GET MARRIED. IT KEPT MY ATTENTION ALL THE WAY THROUGH...” - Carol D Mitchell, Author of Debi Thomas What Really Happened About the Author  Clarence N.M. Coggins is a big fan of Japanese Anime. Raised on Golden Legacy Comics, Mr. Coggins learned at an early age that Blacks had contributed to the development of the Western World. He graduated from Kean University in Union, NJ with BA in Economics. He worked in the Public and Private sectors as a consultant and IT professional. Mr. Coggins is a Radio Personality who has hosted the show “A New Day is Here”. He currently lives in city of his birth Jersey City.
  9. 2 points
    The best thing I've done in recent times was NOT to buy from Amazon anymore. Nothing. To hell with them.
  10. 1 point
    Hello, all. I'm new here, so I'll attempt to be brief: I would like to suggest my book for review consideration. Alphabet of Black Cultures by Jeffrey Daniels, ISBN-13: 978-0976050827, published July 2020. Description: From A to Z, Alphabet of Black Cultures is a friendly introduction to the diverse and evolving cultures of a world connected by African heritage. Learners of all ages are invited to explore the music, inventions, games, foods, customs, and more. It's a 32 page, full color, hardcover book intended for juvenile nonfiction readers aged 6 to 12. The book has garnered some local interest prior to release here in the southside of Chicago. It's a years-long passion project, and I hope you may see a space for it among AALBC's reviews. Review copies are available in digital format and physical copies may be available by request. I made a website to elaborate on the book’s mission, but I'm not sure if external links are permissible (it's "sleepingelephant dot com slash abc"). Thank you for your time.
  11. 1 point
    As a new author who stepped out on faith, the struggle to become known among the many unknown authors is a struggle without a marketing budget. But keep Hope alive!
  12. 1 point
    What country do Blacks call their own. What Language what culture, other than what grew out of Slavery. Yeah they got a few Casino what did we get?
  13. 1 point
    it is only an "excuse" if it stops you from trying -- which no one here is advocating.
  14. 1 point
    NEW RELEASE: “Guest Who?!” is a 5 episode limited Christian audio series that streams every Friday (01-29 Aug ‘20) exclusively on owshowe.com. Host O.W. invites listeners to guess the special biblical guest during modern reenactments and lively interview segments. LISTEN LIVE: “Guest Who?!” Episode 01 - It’s A Jungle Out There HINT: “At the end of ten days, see how we look compared to the other young men who are eating the king’s food. Then make your decision in light of what you see.” (Book of Guest 1, verse 13). Audio Series: Guest Who?! Release Date: 01 August 2020 Streaming: owshowe.com Director & Exec Producer: Madinah Slaise Cinematographer/Illustrator: Madinah Slaise Original Manuscript & Musical Composition: Madinah Slaise Narrator: O.W. Showe Voiceover Performer: Wolfgang-Pocco Distributor: MadPo Production Studio
  15. 1 point
    With. My. Parents. In. Louisiana. Observing. The. Slave. Plantation-Slave- Cabins . Owls. In. Moss Covered. Trees, A Breeze. Has. The. Slave. Cabins. Creaking. . Nobody, There. But. Their. Is. A. Feeling !-It-Seems. Haunted. And. Possessed.. Are. Our. Ancestors Unable To -Have ,A Peaceful Rest ?. Place Of Torture ,Horror And Despair. I-Wonder If Something Is Or Is Not There.... Just Beyond The ,Door . Do Our Ancestors Spirits Dwell. Upon The Floor? Are They-Not Seen. Beneath. The. Daytime. Sun's. Glow . Do. They. Wander -As- Shadowy. Figures. Beneath. The. Moon's Glow ? As. We. Leave. My-Parents Speak. A. African. Prayer. !looking. Back. I'm Wondering If --Something. Is. Or Is. Not. Tnere...
  16. 1 point
    ROFL! True! You know, I think you're right! LOL! Okay, I dying of laughter here! @Mel Hopkins Yes, me too.
  17. 1 point
    It is just that simple huh? There is no subtlety to your game @daniellegfny, everything is Black and white. Would you agree that most people would consider poverty to be an undesirable state? If so why then do you think so many people, the majority, "decide" to be impoverished? Did you know this is one of the first generation of kids in a century who are less well off than their parents? Did a whole generation of kids decide to be less well off thatn their parents? Last question do believe in exogenous factors that disproportionately impact Black people hampering the ability to obtain wealth? You probably don't you strike me a pull-yourself-by-your-own-bootstraps kind of guy.
  18. 1 point
    Great interview! I appreciated learning about the history of this place in the creator's own words. A fortunate intersection of skills benefits us all.
  19. 1 point
    So what that’s what freedom means. The ability to accept and reject. If OTHER people are making the laws and enforcing them, then YOU don't have the ability to accept them or reject them. The only choices YOU have are to either OBEY or DISOBEY (and face the consequences). There is no such thing as a "free" civilization, by the way. If there are rules and laws (as there SHOULD be) then there is no "freedom" by it's very definition. If most Americans were truly "free", so many wouldn't be locked up in jails and prisons.
  20. 1 point
    Escaping poverty doesn’t require criminal activity. If Haitians hadn't engaged in "criminal activity" they wouldn't have liberated themselves from French oppression. What IS and ISN'T criminal depends upon who is incharge and make the rules.
  21. 1 point
    Oh no I agree non-Black people certainly don't like it when AfroAmericans complain about their establishments. But it RARELY HAPPENS that AfroAmericans complain to them. You go to most ghettoes and the ghetto is FULL of non-AfroAmericans (Koreans, Arabs, ect....) running shitty businesses, selling rotten meat, selling liquor and cigarettes and other things to children. Most AfroAmericans either ignore it or if they complain about it they do it to EACHOTHER but not to them. One brother spent 15 minutes complaining to ME over Arabs selling cigarettes to children instead of going down and yelling at HIM about it. But these same negroes who won't get up in an Arab's face and yell at him about selling GREEN pork-chops with worms wiggling around inside the package...he'll go into an AfroAmerican store and raise HOLY HELL and start doing flips up and down the aisle about why a can of pork-n-beans costs $2. "Man....wha'choo chargin' 2 dollars fo' dis shit fo' ???? I can go to wal-mart and get dis shit for 25 cent a can ! Da' hell you tryna do...nicca....ROB folks ???? You tryna ROB yo' people.....DAMN! " .....and even slap bags of potato chips off the counter as he storms out the door. Our people are often times MUCH harder on eachother for even the SLIGHTEST hint of mistreatment or injustice.
  22. 1 point
    Poverty is a Choice in America. You may be born into it but you don’t have to stay in it. Ofcourse you don't have to stay in it. You can just go to PRISON....where you're no longer officially listed among the poor....by engaging in behavior in your pursuit to escape it! It's interesting how they lock so many AfroAmerican men up for attempting to escape poverty.....but they aren't locking up the MILLIONS of illegal immigrants who are sneaking in here for the same reasons. Infact, they make EXCUSES for illegal immigrants breaking the laws but won't make any for YOU if YOU break it! It seems to me that SOMEBODY is picking and choosing who they want to stay in poverty and who they are helping to get out.....lol.
  23. 1 point
    They loved and references Dr. King all day every day when he was preaching non-violence and begging for Caucasian acceptance....especially as an alternative to a more militant Malcolm X. But 3 things changed MLK's perception in Caucasian America: 1. Malcolm X was assasinated. So there was no more "boogy man" alternative to point to for those who wouldn't accept King. 2. As MLK got older, more mature, and wiser and ESPECIALLY after meeting with Elijah Muhammad.....he realized how ingrained racism was in America and he also saw how evil the society was and wondered whether or not it was worth integrating his people into a "burning house" ruled by people who were on their way to hell. 3. He started preaching against the war in Vietnam and sent veiled threats of Russia taking over. Those 3 things....all occurring in just a 3 year time span between 1965-1968.....soured the taste of MLK in the mouths of so many Caucasian Americans so much that in some places when it was announced that MLK had been assassinated the public actually CHEERED! 😟
  24. 1 point
    https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/electroconvulsive-therapy/about/pac-20393894 Electroconvulsive Therapy Electroshock
  25. 1 point
    Man! You ain't jokin! @Pioneer1 YES. I agree. And I know a lot of births defects occurred during this time too, due to alcohol Fetal Syndrome.
  26. 1 point
    ROTFLMBAO! Yeah I hooked up with a white woman from the 18 century 😉
  27. 1 point
    " Yo hold up....uhh ....did he just say "poppycock"??? " You must choose a different word than "race" to the describe the phenotypical and psychological differences of people. Lol, And you're gonna have to choose a different word than "poppycock" if you don't want me to question your "Blackness"....lol. *You must have gone ahead and married that White woman even when I told you not to. I KNEW she'd change you....lol.
  28. 1 point
    @Pioneer1 poppycock! You must choose a different word than "race" to the describe the phenotypical and psychological differences of people. Every educated person knows there is only one race and the all the dimensions you use can not be universally applied to all humans. This is junk science, filed in the same draw as the flat earth idea.
  29. 1 point
    White people like most people aren't monolithic. There are differences some people you can reach with reason. However in my experience I can't say what characteristics leads people to be reasonable. Travelling around the US you will experience different types of racism. In the South people were more polite even a hustler and homeless person were polite to me. So manners are really important n a place that had slavery. Whereas in NYC specifically between 1977 - 1999 the pecking order revolved around style ability and innovation. Leaving the US it is amazing to not feel the weight of race. I am not saying that racism or discrimination doesn't exist but the layering is different. If I were to weigh the joy versus the pain, I would still choose to be alive. However I have been incredibly fortunate and lucky, to have a good support network around me.
  30. 1 point
    I've never heard anyone else describe the war between the states as an indication of white unity. It is like debating whether the earth is a sphere or flat. I don't even know where to begin. I get the focus on Brown people -- this site is a reflection on that. What I'm trying to understand is why you are so hard on Black people. White Americans rebelled from the British, then from the northern and southern states, and now between the republicans and democrats, the Jews and the gentiles, and communists versus capitalists. They have never demonstrated unity locally or globally, but you easily dismiss this in order to make an assertion that Blacks lack unity. Listen, I'm not auguring that Black people can not use more unity -- especially today. What I'm saying is that Blacks are far more unified than white folks. We had to be. We would never have survived the American Holocaust otherwise.
  31. 1 point
    Well you already know the gentic differences between Black and white are insignificant, so much of what you describe as innate characteristics of Black people I ascribe to your prejudice and stereotyping. So no, I do not believe that Black people are any more genetically sociopathic than white people. I traveled in UT, AZ, OK, KA and CO the past two weeks and the number of white homeless people i saw begging for money was depressing. This juxtaposed with the extravagant homes owned by white people would suggest to me that it is white people who do not care about other white people. The apparent lack of caring you are observing is a human characteristic not a Black one. Man, you just mentioned Greenwood, OK, so how can you make this statement? I this country we will need white people to defeat white racism.
  32. 1 point
    @Pioneer1 you make it sound like Black are different than any other group. White folks have already stopped marching. We are working really hard to make the planet unihabitable for humans and no one really seems to care -- at least not enough to do anything about it... The problem is not one of a lack of caring. I think what you are observing is result of hopelessness. People feel, indeed may actually be, unable to do anything and are depressed as a result. When you go to any poor neighborhood what you are seeing is a group of people suffering. they have their own problems and if they spend more time at the liquor store trying to get through life than you approve of ... well try to show a little compassion.
  33. 1 point
    "Black Cancel Culture" does not exist, because we have no media to speak of. Here your opinion of Carson gets equal weight to Pioneer's whose assessment is diametrically opposite. On social media opinions like yours are buried or used as fodder to help elevate opinions like Pioneer's. Which create the impression all Black people have no tolerance for your ideas like yours. Twitter and the white owned media are doing the "cancelling." A minute fraction of Black people express themselves on Twitter -- far from representative of us all. I was being sarcastic @Pioneer1. Diane looks like that puppet from Waylan and madam
  34. 1 point
    Today I sold a few copies of Ibram X. Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist. Ibram is a critically acclaimed author who won a National Book Award in 2016 (I recorded Ibram's acceptance speech). Despite posting video and publishing a review of his latest book. I have not sold many copies of his Kendi's books. However, today I may have sold enough copies of How to Be an Antiracist for it to make my next bestsellers list. This piqued my interest; why is there increased demand of Ibram's work on the site? I decided to check Amazon and discovered that Amazon is currently charging $44 -- minimum price for a used copy! The book's price is $27 new -- Max. Amazon has 3rd party booksellers competing to sell over priced, used copies of a book that is still in print and less than a year old! How many unsophisticated book buyers will Amazon trick with this scheme? The reader is overcharged and neither the author or publisher earns a penny on these sales, but Amazon will, as usual, make money no matter what. Sure, people falsely believe Amazon sells books at the best prices, and maybe some customers feel compelled to buy overpriced books from Amazon because they are already paying 10 bucks a month for a Prime membership. But price gouging on books during a pandemic ... how low can you go? I think people are beginning to see Amazon for what they truly are. They don't care about the books, the readers, authors, or publishers. All they care about is getting paid, and on that they have executed brilliantly. (left) Amazon screen shot* (right) AALBC screen shot (taken 5/31/20) *Yeah, I know I'm breaking my own rule of not allowing links to Amazon, but in this context I think it is appropriate.
  35. 1 point
    This poem was sent to Huey Newton in 1971 by a supporter or fellow Panther. An African mind with black people at heart; my mind is to(o) heavy for America to take apart. Bobby Seale is free; Ericka Huggins is free; Huey P Newton is free; Connie Tucker is free; Soon Angela Davis will be. Now I feel the liberation of me(the masses); I can feel the vibration of liberation. Hey black man you see these tears in my eyes. Hey black man you see these tears rolling down my cheeks!! It's a cry of black beauty. The cry of black beauty is revolution. I can feel the vibration of liberation!- liberation! - liberation! Revolution -is-the-solution!!!
  36. 1 point
    Sheets tremor as the phone left on the bed beckons attention.
  37. 1 point
    Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, wherever you are listening, I am richard murray and I have a question for anyone who is listening. The question will only require a sentence to answer. I promise. I want us to make an anthology , not of complete stories or short films but sentences. An anthology of sentences, all you need to do is comment to this tumble to add to it. But! wait, before you type in , Rich shut up, :) I want you to hear the question to be answered. The question for this anthology of sentences is... drumroll:) If the title of a book is the following, what is the first sentence, or the first line in the book, the title of the book is, On March thirteenth in the year two thousand and twenty Breonna Taylor was not murdered by Louisville police but lived?... what is the first line of the book with that title? I placed mine in the comments section. Please let us make an anthology together. In the midnight hour, the moon over the city of Louisville Kentucky showers on it a romantic light, a resting EMT worker, left breast held by her boyfriend, feel a gentle nibble in her ear.
  38. 1 point
    ... and Black people too. The speaker, Jeffery Robinson, offers a thoughtful, factual, measured, and critical lecture on racism's impact on Black Americans. Some of you may be tired of trying off explaining to good meaning white folks what racism is and how it has hampered Black people and enriched white people. When white people ask you to explain racism, you can point them to this video.
  39. 1 point
    Interesting. I've heard of this too and how astrologist regard certain eclipses. I think though, that eclipses and so many other star configurations help us to measure time and dates with regards to our earth movements. And then, as a result of this, certain predictions and prophecies can be made.
  40. 1 point
    I heard about this eclipse and was really looking forward to seeing it like I did the one in 2017. I even traveled down to Tennessee to view that one. Too bad the one that occurred a few weeks ago couldn't be seen from the United States.
  41. 1 point
    Chev You know, I think he is referring to the UK and not the Spanish Colonizers in terms of 1619 vs the 1500s. I realize that the English were already in the Americas in California during the 1500s, but they did not organize their colonial movement until the early 1600s. Then he should make that clear. But like much of his lecture, he did not. I personally don't believe he realizes that Africans were first brought to the Caribbean for a 64 year process of de-civilization first before being taken to other parts of the Americas. But the reality would be for me, that Jeffrey Robinson's speech to that audience is needed because so many Black people would not have listened very well due to the previous negative conditioning. HIs speech was in 2017 but now, I believe it may be heard by Black people due to what is going on now. This audience that consisted of a certain percentage of White Americans are NOT all of them negative. That's just the nature of human psychology. I was completely amazed at his information! Some of what he spoke about was so new to me! I almost 'fell out' when I heard Ben Carson'! LOL, I never seen the video. But what Robinson did NOT say though, was that Obama said that very same thing BEFORE Ben Carson did. Obama refers to African Americans as immigrants! I could NOT believe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr had spoke so well!!!-- I knew that his words were cherry picked though because I had done my own personal research about him. He blew me away when he broke down the real benefactors of AFIRMATIVE ACTION!!! OMG!!! So true!!! I had never heard of the Stone Wall in Georgia!!! To think it is larger than what is in South DAkota!? You're speaking of Mt. Rushmore? Yeah, that Confederate crap was built (or completed) only a few decades ago. And why they (I'm speaking of the AfroAmericans in Georgia because I'm not suprised at what Caucasians do) even allowed it to be built is beyond me. Perhaps I shouldn't be so selfish in my ciritizms of his information because NOTHING he said was new to me, I knew about everything he told the audience plus more. But after reading what you wrote I realized that just because I knew that history doesn't mean everyone did so perhaps much of it needs to be told. But to me, much of what he said was so redundant and useless that it was frustrating. seemingly Black-on-Black murders committed over the 4th of July weekend and how the police force has not been sent out to protect Black citizens that have been victims of violence. Exactly....."seemingly"....is the correct word! Because many of these homicides allegedly have no witnesses to them although they took place in the middle of major cities with cameras all over the place and police around every corner. THIS IS BY DESIGN. THIS IS WHAT OMAROSA IS REFERRING TO AND THIS IS JUST A PROCESS OF HOW THE MEANS IS MEANT TO JUSTIFY THE END RESULT OF WHAT SHE SAID WOULD BE RACE RIOTS. THIS IS SEEMINGLY BUILDING INTO A PERIOD OF LAWLESSNESS. I agree with you 100%! Before they released the prisoners, many of them were psychological conditioned and turned into socio-pathic MONSTERS whom they knew would reak havoc in the community once released. Not only was this by design but it was a long time in the making as was predicted and known! Not just by Omarosa! Not just by the White Supremacists! Not just by us! But also by the powerful Black Elders/Deities who REALLY control this planet who predicted the destruction of this world before it's inception. They know ALL of the plans (and thoughts) of the White Supremacists and have plans of Their own....lol.
  42. 1 point
    Established by who? Man I thought anti-vaxxers were all white women. Pioneer is there no conspiracy theory that you do not buy into? @Chevdove did you not have your children vaccinated? Man, has this gentleman done something to you personally? Did he steal your woman or something? Are you saying that Black people were murdered by white people over the 4th of July and that these murders were made to look like they were committed by Black people and that the police did nothing and all of this was widely reported in the media? I'm glad you learned something from the video @Chevdove. I'm not sure why Pioneer thinks every white person is an active architect of racism even though they were born into this system just like we were.
  43. 1 point
    Chev Black people need to read. Yes we need to read, and more importantly we need to read the RIGHT material. We also need to get back into properly contacting the spirit realms. Something that many of the monotheistic religions had forbidden Africans to do when they converted them. When you go into the spirit realms you start finding out an unbelievable amount of knowledge and wisdom that hasn't been and will never be revealed in this world where the Caucasian can get his hands on it and corrupt it. ......or use it for himself like many have.
  44. 1 point
    And on this same note too, about how we are being controlled by a narrative: it has been widely reported in the media about the many, seemingly Black-on-Black murders committed over the 4th of July weekend and how the police force has not been sent out to protect Black citizens that have been victims of violence. THIS IS BY DESIGN. THIS IS WHAT OMAROSA IS REFERRING TO AND THIS IS JUST A PROCESS OF HOW THE MEANS IS MEANT TO JUSTIFY THE END RESULT OF WHAT SHE SAID WOULD BE RACE RIOTS. THIS IS SEEMINGLY BUILDING INTO A PERIOD OF LAWLESSNESS. An official on the news spoke about how it was not a good idea to push for the end of the police force, and he said that even law officials were in support of this but this was the plan--to encourage Blacks speak on this ill fated wise. The speaker said too, basically, that because of the Coronavirus, many prisoners have been released from jail and this is a potential problem for many other innocent citizens and has been part of the violence over the weekend. I feel that Black people should confront this government to hire more adequate 'Black' police officers, not to end the police force. That is just crazy.
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    I can,t find the name of the man who made the prediction .But he did say Trump would win and a Great Depression would follow Well if he did, that's not much of a prediction because a Great Depression is ALREADY HERE and it was here BEFORE Trump took office. Trump and Covid 19 just made an already existant Great Depression EVEN GREATER. Before Trump took office, and even before Obama took office........a large percentage of Americans (especially AfroAmericans) were out of work, homeless, and living in destitute conditions. They manipulate the figured but atleast 25% of the working age population of the United States is NOT working for one reason or another which is beyond the Great Depression figures of the 30s which was around 20%. And even among those who ARE working, less than 40% are making enough to actually support themselves and most must get help or live with other people and pool their incomes together to make ends meet. It used to be that ONE PERSON could support the entire household.....or atleast themselves....with ONE INCOME. Now most people have to shack up and live with somebody (boyfriend, mother, cousin, friends, ect…) and fight and argue with eachother over the bills because neither one is making enough to be truly independent. Besides having more social programs to help people today, there are only 2 major reasons why the Great Depression of the 1930s SEEMED more severe than the current economic Depresssion of today which is actually MORE severe: 1. Unlike the 30s where the poor were allowed to lay around on the streets and line up at soup kitchens, the policy since Reagan is to LOCK UP many of the poor and destitute and get them off the streets and into the prisons where they aren't seen. Plus a lot more people commit suicide now than in the 1930s. 2. They have smuggled in MILLIONS of illegal immigrants from Latin America and Asia into the United States to fill up the gaps and keep the system going while millions of Americans have dropped OUT of the system because of drugs, imprisonment, homelessness and other reasons. If they hadn't imported so many doctors and nurses into America from foreign nations, many of the hospitals in America would COLLAPSE because too many Americans are on drugs and too jacked-up mentally to properly care for sick people.
  46. 1 point
    Set in today's political climate, Derrick, a young African American who has built a civic-minded conglomerate that undercuts the retail and gas prices set by the business powers that be--learns political power is needed to ensure the sustainability of his corporation and prevent the blockage of future projects.His mother, Yvonne, who has raised her children to leap over the systematic roadblocks that confine many to juvenile delinquency, spearheads the grassroots voting initiative to change the leadership in congress.Erich Hornsby, the Neo-Nazi chairman of the business powers, plots Derrick's murder and manipulates the voters to elect his puppet, John Donaldson, president. In full control of the White House, Hornsby attempts to raise the Fourth Reich.This realistic tale of disproportion wealth and political tribalism is both chilling and insightful. Release Date: September 15, 2020 ISBN - 9781733150330
  47. 1 point
    I'm not surprised at all by the silence in reaction to this question. Several years ago the strongest critics to to the idea of an all out boycott of Amazon came from indie authors. Many indie authors are beholden to Amazon. In fact they have given Anazon the exclusive right to sell books. Even if they haven't given Amazon exclusivity, Amazon published their book and the terms to other booksellers are so bad it is not profitable for other booksellers to sell their books. Now if you posed that question in a room full of booksellers with physcial bookstores you would not have been able to shut anyone up. I think one solution is helping readers who buy books to buy from anyone but Amazon. The other problem is that too many indie booksellers use Amazon's marketplace to sell books. Unless this stops Amazon's virtual monopoly will grow stronger. They won't stop because these booksellers would be out of business without Amazon's platform. Ultimately, the only solution is a boycott of Amazon. I'm boycotting them and I know others who are too. Talk to you later this afternoon Wendy. I was thinking about creating a drop squad to deal with Black booksellers who sell books on Amazon. 🙂
  48. 1 point
    Today I attended Independent Book Publishing Association's Annual meeting remotely. In the open forum, I asked if IBPA could wean writers away from "A." Considering what happened at Christmas time with delayed orders and the "non-essential" designation during this time of the corona virus I thought it should be a priority. The head of the organization asked for members to comment before she gave her opinion. There was dead silence from the other 106 members at the meeting. The head of the organization then said that IBPA had prevented "A" from using Audible caption on books not in the public domain. True, this was a victory. But reacting to each outrage one by one is not as effective as not using them at all. She then went on to say that IBPA encourages members to "diversify, diversify, diversify" and pointed to an article that one of the members had written. This is true. She continued that the association could not tell members which distribution channel to use. Another panelist said that if you did business with "A" you were "restricted in the way you talked about them." She added that they had the best lawyers around. The next question was from a member asking if IBPA could set up a committee to study "A"'s algorithms. That did it for me. In the chat, I asked if a webinar could be given to let members know about alternatives to "A." I have taken two webinars in which the presenters stressed that trying to get an appearance on "Oprah" or a review in the "New York Times" is probably not likely, but your local station or newspaper is a more realistic possibility. In other words, there are other options. I didn't stay to have an after discussion with the panelists on this issue because I hadn't eaten and didn't think I could continue to be diplomatic. The head of the organization had not read aloud my comments comparing "A" to enslavement. Probably considering them too inflammatory. As for taking "A''s money, this is the stuff novels and plays are made of. Do you stand on principle and go bankrupt or do you take the money and stay in business? Saying no does not just involve the owner. The business has employees and those employees have families. Taking the money and letting them stay anonymous means probably not making negative comments about them. You took the money didn't you? What would I do? I don't know. If I were writing this, I'd have a scene where the owner is going to give in because of her concern for the employees and their families, and they refuse to let her. They raise some money, but not as much as if they had taken the "blood money." But they end with their integrity. There is nothing that upsets wealthy people more than finding out that everyone does not have a price, that money can't buy everyone.
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    A wolf in sheep's clothing is still a wolf. In 1892, during the Homestead, PA, strike against Carnegie's steel company, women and children were killed by Pinkerton guards when they joined the strikers to support their sons, brothers, spouses, and fathers. Carnegie--in his native Scotland at the time--hired the Pinkertons guards and Henry Clay Frick ordered them to shoot into the crowd. When Carnegie began funding libraries in small towns, which would then be named after him--the industrialist now turned philanthropist--many would not accept the money. The towns did not want his "blood money" and insisted on raising money for their libraries themselves. You don't have to be a New Yorker to have heard of Carnegie Hall and the Frick Museum. Even if, as a friend of mine says who worked for the Carnegie Endowment, in later life Carnegie saw the error of his ways, it should not mean that what he did to make the money he gave away should not be forgotten. Tell both sides of the story. The same is true of "A."
  50. 1 point
    WRITERS – CREATE A STAY AT HOME RESOURCE KIT Fellow Writers, I suggest that you create your version of a STAY AT HOME RESOURCE KIT. What is that? It’s any combination of links, essays, videos, music that fits in with the theme of your book. Everyone is home working, attending classes online, or not working. Think about what these various people need and how that dovetails with your book. My title is generic, I am sure you can think of something snappy and original for your kit: Mazie’s Amazing Marble Cake for Staying at Home Recently, I was in a webinar sponsored by the Independent Book Publisher’s Association. According to one panelist, who was a publisher, there are three categories of books that readers want right now: Young Adult non-fiction, cookbooks, and escapist literature. I am sure she is right, but all sorts of people are looking for all kinds of books right now. Your book could be one of them. Is there a single parent trying to work at home and supervise homework for a fourth grader? Of course, the school has sent home curriculum, but maybe you have a children’s book that would fit right in with this grade level. Lead with various activity suggestions or links that would be useful. At the end of the list, send a chapter of your book or a description of the book and a link to your website where the parent can buy the book. If you don’t have a website, now is the time to set one up. (See LATEST BLOW TO BOOK INDUSTRY- posted on Amazon Forum) What about people who want to use this time to create more home cooked meals? For instance, a cookbook writer could include easy-to-cook recipes for nutritious meals, with emphasis on the best foods to boost your immune system. End with information about your book and a link to your website. Okay, so you get the idea. An Extraordinary Life: Josephine E. Jones tells my mother’s life story interspersed with African American History. It traces the racial, gender, and class discrimination that she faced and overcame. I write a (mostly) monthly article, including sources, on a black woman or man in American History on my website for my email list. Because I was so active celebrating Black History Month in the physical world, I had not done it online. And here it was near the end of March and I hadn’t done anything for Women’s History Month either. I knew Ida B. Wells would be upset with me. The kit was my atonement. I listed what was in the kit ending with information about The Culinary Art Portfolio of Josephine E. Jones with photographs by John Turner, my next book. I am offering a link to the kit here not just as an example, but because I think you’ll find the information worthwhile. Click on African American Literature Book Club’s s link on my website and you’ll come right back here. Here, along with my wish for everyone’s good health, was what I sent to my email list: STAY AT HOME RESOURCE KIT: 4 - Inspiring Quotes 2- African American Biographies Black History Month Baptist preacher and civil rights advocate (Not the one you think.) Women's History Month Protested segregated transportation system (Also not the one you think.) 2- Links and descriptions of two incredible websites: Internet Archive and African American Literature Book Club - access history, literature, film, discussion groups, book clubs and more. At the Internet Archive I saw a 1905 silent short, read part of Henry "Box" Bibbs' 1849 enslavement narrative (he shipped himself to freedom in a box), looked at several Oscar Micheaux (the first African American feature movie director, producer, author - 44 films) film posters (couldn't find the movies here, but Youtube has a few), and watched Trevor Noah's March 24, 2020, Covid-19 Program (interviews guests only on video). All that on my first visit to the site. Thanks to my life partner for discovering this nonprofit site. I have highlighted African American Literature Club before, but they have new features, such as the online book club, so it's worth taking a look again. Information about my next book Consider it like a box of chocolates, a plate of oysters, or a basket of strawberries: take what you want and leave the rest. Feel free to pass it on. This is safe to spread around. Please scroll down below Pauli Murray's picture--which jumped from further up the page where it belongs, but it does make the STAY AT HOME RESOURCE KIT easier to find. If you click on the links for the missing pictures you'll leave the website. You will need to click on the link below to come back. Here's the link to my website: https://idabellpublishing.com/thoughts-updates/ Fellow writers, I hope this has been helpful.
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