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  1. The email below was sent to me by the Wall Street Journal. Now You can guess the skin color of the people and social economic status of the people exempt from the rules Facebook imposes on the rest of us. Why Black people (any people really) continue to willingly provide free content to enrich Facebook AND subject themselves to this is beyond me: Mark Zuckerberg has publicly said Facebook allows its more than nearly three billion users to speak on equal footing with the elites of politics, culture and journalism, and that its standards of behavior apply to everyone, no matter their status or fame. In private, the company has built a system that has exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules, according to company documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. At times, the documents show, the system has protected public figures whose posts contain harassment or incitement to violence, violations that would typically lead to sanctions for regular users. A 2019 internal review of the program, marked attorney-client privileged, found such favoritism to be both widespread and “not publicly defensible.” In a written statement, Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said criticism of the program was fair, but added that the system “was designed for an important reason: to create an additional step so we can accurately enforce policies on content that could require more understanding.” Facebook knows, in acute detail, that its platforms are riddled by flaws that cause harm in the real world, according to an extensive array of internal company communications reviewed by the Journal. Moreover, the documents show, it often lacks the will or the ability to address them. This is the first in a series of articles based on those documents and on interviews with dozens of current and former employees.
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  2. https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2021/09/diet-could-affect-coronavirus-risk-according-to-mgh-study/
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  3. ************************************************** @Delano This is an informative article so thanks for posting it. I think it is amazing that we can boost our immune systems by eating more healthy foods, and that we can even fend off a severe case of COVID. Most plant-based foods are not that expensive so there’s no valid reason why people are not eating more of them. I understand that everyone doesn't have access to fresh produce but most people do and we can even grow some of our own. This is a great motivator for us to eat better. **************************************************
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  4. I have to admit Nicki Minaj has a point here. The media insatiable design to create "news" out of nothing has them trolling the internet to create News stories. The fact that Joy Ann Reid has been used to publicly diss another Black woman is disheartening at best. I actually read a few of Minaj's tweets. She wrote she will get the vaccine, as she has to tour. She also wrote that she did not discourage others from getting vaccinated. While I may Minaj's with her reasoning for not yet getting the vaccine herself. I know many people who have the same opinion. The difference is the people are not slamming them on TV for it. Celebrity does have a price. Comments made by celebrities -- even ones with almost 23 million followers on Twitter can not be the source of our news. Why not use the time to talk about the science behind Covid or, if you have to troll social media, amplify the celebrities spreading objectively factually information? I discovered this after checking my messages on Twitter, and an author I follow retweeted a retweet of Minaj's tweet (below). Interestingly the author's interpretation of Minaj's original tweet was distorted too -- just like the old telephone game. Normally I ignore all of this stuff, but sometimes I too fall prey to this crap too I'm only human.
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  5. What about people using the term "Black Twitter" as if it's a separate and Black owned social media platform? That's what I thought when I first heard the term. I kept hearing Black people say "Black Twitter is doing this" and "Guess who's trending on Black Twitter". I was looking for a way to SIGN UP for Black Twitter and a friend told me, that's just the name for the Black community OF Twitter....lol But the way so many negroes kept saying it made it seem as if it was somehow owned and operated by us.
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  6. Mzuri Joy Ann Reid looks foolish with her various wigs and when she opens her mouth it confirms that she's gone off the rails. Lol... I actually find Joy attractive and think she looks like a giant tootsie roll I really liked her when she was in her braids. But all of that blonde hair and highlights are a turn off for a woman of her complexion. Like you I don't care for Nicki Minaj either. I don't like to see two AfroAmerican women going back and forth fighting with eachother over information NEITHER ONE of them know to be correct. I have to admit that Joy shouldn't have came at Nicki like that. She should have contacted her PRIVATELY first atleast.
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  7. ***************************************************************************** Joy Ann Reid looks foolish with her various wigs and when she opens her mouth it confirms that she's gone off the rails. Most of the things she says don't even make sense anymore. I don't care for Nicki either, but what she is saying needs to be said. Unfortunately, she's spent her entire career exposing her boobs and twerking her behind so most people don't take her seriously, and that's too bad because this topic is extremely important. Black people are NOT monolithic so individuals need to decide for themselves whether to take the COVID vaccine or not. *****************************************************************************
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  8. 1963. Black. Church. Bombing. In. Birmingham. .4. Girls. Murdered ,,One. Girl. Was. Blinded. ..All. These ,,Years. Later. This. Racist. ,,Violence. Could. Happen. At. Any. Time. White. Christian. Terrorist ,Planning. To. Return. To. Washington. D. C. On. Saturday. .....,This,Year. 25. Years. Ago. The. Murder. Of. Rapper. And. Actor,,Tupac. Shakur. . A. Tragic. Loss. He. Was. Talented. I. Read,There. Are Theories. But. No. Arrest. ...
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  9. I thought this was just common sense.... Ofcourse eating a proper diet full of nutrients will make you healthier, strengthen your immune system, and make you more resistant against diseases of all sorts. This one of the reasons the racists try to keep "food deserts" in most Black communities and even in some Black nations. They promote a diet of junk foods and "plastic" foods with no nutritional value to heal you so that you are more likely to get sick and buy THEIR medicines. If you noticed.... Most of the oldest people in the country happen to be AFROAMERICANS. Most of those over 100 are AfroAmericans more so than any other race or group. Black folks who grew up down South and ate off of what THEY grew and raised themselves lived a lot longer and were much healthier than a lot of Black folks who grew up in the city eating what the Caucasians put out today like Doritos, chili cheese fries, nachobell grandes and shit. Black folks down South even had their own medicines called HOODOO where they would prepare roots and herbs to heal themselves. Even delivered their own babies by midwives without the aid of a Caucasian doctor or nurse pumping the mother and the baby full of toxins. Now they CLAIM (if we can believe them) that the infant mortality rate for Black babies was higher then than today....but even if we were to BELIEVE that.....the children who lived were much stronger and healthier than a lot of these slop-pots running around in the streets today. You didn't hear about as many Black children being obese, having autism, asthma, and other problems. They may have been buck-toothed but they could run 10 miles straight and never got sick.
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  11. Mzuri This is the issue that Biden’s $3.5 Trillion budget should address. Where are these people going after they are evicted? If they don’t have money to cover their current living expenses then how are they going to make a move. Many of them are going to the streets and to jail, but perhaps that was the plan all along anyway. Put people in a desperate situation to where they're willing to do any type of work for any wage just to survive, or end up in prison being forced to work at slave wages. They've been pushing much of the population in that direction since the 80s with Reaganomics. This eviction moratorium just EXCELERATED what was already happening. This is going to be a nightmare and I feel so sorry for the people caught up in it because once you are homeless it is very difficult to recover. I've been homeless before. I was younger then and found different ways to survive and eventually became a community activist out of it. A lot of homeless people are elderly, disabled, and/or have mental problems that prevent them from functioning properly even if they have GOOD home. So imagine how well they function with the added burden of not having any shelter to rest their bodies and minds in. Most of the shelters around the nation are crowded and dangerous. When you see people sleeping under bridges and in alleys you wonder why don't they just go to a shelter. But most shelters in the U.S. are FULL and aren't taking in new people, and others are very dangerous full of violent criminals who just got out and can't stay anywhere else BUT there...and a disabled or elderly person too sick or weak to work is usually too sick or weak to fight off the thugs. We are all screwed. Not all of us. However that's what happens when you raise a society of boys to grow up to be men who sit on the couch playing video games and smoking weed. In past generations the young men would be out in the streets flipping over cars and raising hell over the conditions of society. But today....as long as they can score some weed and have their vaping pipe and cell phone....they're cool. They spend their money smoking weed and looking for someone to live off of. And now the people THEY are staying with are looking for somebody to live off us. A nation of beggars and couch surfers. With the immigrants working and saving and keeping things operating. P.S. You are easy today agreeing with my comments. Lol...'cuz you caught me on a nice Sunday afternoon!
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  12. Mzuri There are just too many problems with this pandemic, it is out of control and there’s not much that can be done at this point. There's a whole lot that can be done. You just don't have enough people in office willing to do it. And too much of the population THEMSELVES don't seem to be willing to do what it takes to get this virus under control. They hear about people getting sick and dying and they look at it as "somebody else's problem"...not theirs. Their focus is on making money and having fun. Until THEY get sick. The main problem is that most citizens are oblivious to what is really going on. They are content to get ALL their news from CNN and the like when those supposed “news” sources are either withholding actual news or outright spreading misinformation. When you try to point things out to them, the first thing they say is, “I am not watching Fox News.” That’ fine, but change the channel sometimes. Totally agree with you. I don't trust either channel at this point because both of them seem to be working togther to push an agenda. One channel is pushing the needle on people and the other channel is pushing death itself by telling people to go around mask free and live their lives like nothing is wrong. Both are promoting death and disease. Biden’s main campaign promise was all about getting COVID-19 under control, how is that going to happen with open borders, COVID-positive migrants getting transported throughout the nation, Afghans coming here, Chinese nationals infiltrating our corporations and institutions, and the citizens have no idea about what is really going on? Again, total agreement with you. I've said since a year ago how in the hell are they gonna get the virus under control and have a "shut down" while the borders are still open and people are pouring in by the hundreds of thousands with all kinds of diseases. They aren't testing these people because they supposedly don't know they're coming in! Even before the Pandemic, people who were here illegally had diseases and would still work WHILE being sick because that's what they came to do...work. So they were spreading diseases around. Down in Texas, every week you're hearing about them catching 20,000 illegals under a bridge or a 40 of them killed in a truck accident while being smuggled across roads, or 80,000 of them packed together naked in a motel. They are bringing them in as REPLACEMENTS because so many Americans are refusing to work under unsanitary and dangerous conditions. Also they are expecting so many millions of citizens who DO go back to work to get sick and die or just get too sick to work...they're already bringing in their replacements. Same thing with the Afghans and Chinese...bringing them in as REPLACEMENTS. They've been doing that for decades anyway. Now with the moratorium over and so many people being kicked out of their homes....they're making room for REPLACEMENT WORKERS to have a place to stay when they come here to work.
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  13. ******************************************************* Your recommendations are nice but they are just pipe dreams. There are just too many problems with this pandemic, it is out of control and there’s not much that can be done at this point. The main problem is that most citizens are oblivious to what is really going on. They are content to get ALL their news from CNN and the like when those supposed “news” sources are either withholding actual news or outright spreading misinformation. When you try to point things out to them, the first thing they say is, “I am not watching Fox News.” That’ fine, but change the channel sometimes. You have 500 channels but you stay stuck on stupid. Did CNN report on this: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9980015/26-Lancet-scientists-trashed-theory-Covid-leaked-Chinese-lab-links-Wuhan.html Next problem is that the pandemic and the vaccine have been politicized. Comments like this weren’t helpful: Biden’s main campaign promise was all about getting COVID-19 under control, how is that going to happen with open borders, COVID-positive migrants getting transported throughout the nation, Afghans coming here, Chinese nationals infiltrating our corporations and institutions, and the citizens have no idea about what is really going on? I could go on and on but I won’t. https://www.chinaownsus.com/ We are all doomed unless people wake up and educate themselves. *******************************************************
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  14. No need the Drugs and the Lifestyle killed George Floyd. Let us not forget he was engaged in passing counterfeit money. Addiction was the end of Mr Floyd. He predicted that in his book How to Get Rich. It’s because they stuck on Democrats.
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  15. Daniel He is focusing on our humanity and not skin color. He doesn’t deny Racism, he puts it in its proper perspective that it doesn’t prevent us from Advancing in life. Maybe he should channel George Floyd and asking whether or not racism kept HIM from advancing in this life. Elder made a FORTUNE off of racism...downplaying it and telling Caucasians that Black folks were making it up and using it as an excuse. So ofcourse it didn't keep HIM from advancing in life. It made him RICH. They through an egg at the nigga and missed. He didn't get hurt, so I can't say I feel sorry for him. Troy There were seemingly more people with cameras that there were participants, viewers or protestors. Exactly. They have that "attack" filmed at nearly every conceivable angle. I wouldn't be surprised if this entire thing was orchestrated. A staged event. 20 years ago I would have been heated and say: "How dare these racists attack our brother Larry Elder. I may disagree with him politically, but he's still our brother." But today with so much shenanigans going on and people like Elder and Candace Owens openly selling out and participating in buffoonery and supporting racists like Trump..... Unless they get seriously injured, I say let them sleep in the bed they made for themselves. Candace Owens was a victim of discrimination in college and enlisted the help of the NAACP to fight for her and win a law suit on her behalf. Racist threats case filed by Stamford High student settled for $37,500 (newstimes.com) And how did she repay the NAACP and Black community? By selling them out and turning into a Trump supporting Conservative Republican who denies racism (except when it happens to her) and attacks her own people for her right-wing supporters. These Uncle Toms and Aunt Tammies are something else.
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  16. ************************************************** Oh... Dear,, Should. We. Set. Up: A. Go-Fund-Me? So. That, Harry.. Can/ Type,, His• Harry-Type? **************************************************
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  17. Troy & Mzuri Also, Harry makes liberal use of commas and types them in groups of 2, 3, even 4..lol I don't think anybody will be able to nail down exactly how Harry delivers. He's a poet and his style is too unique to easily imitate. Troy have you ever met Harry in real life?
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  18. ********************************************* @Troy Harry-type.. Is,, Fun!!! *********************************************
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  19. ********************************************* @harry brown I. Agree. With. Every. Thing. You. Said. But. People. Need. To. Get. Back. To. The. Old. Fashioned. Values. Of. Getting. Married! And. Stop. Getting. Pregnant. Having. Babies. Out. Of. Wedlock. *********************************************
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  20. Pioneer plays the role of scholar, but he either is a deceiver or spiritually blind. He quotes and mimics intelligence quite well, but he gives the impression of being bereft of wisdom. Some would say an educated fool.
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  21. ************************************************** @Cynique I didn’t bash Obama, I even voted for his sorry behind. Twice. I posted those two videos of him for fun. You’re the one that said the mulatto had PURPLE lips. He put some lesbians on SCOTUS, gave us gay marriage and ObamaCare. Spent a bazillion dollars on a website that kept crashing. He foisted HRC and Biden on us. But what did he really do for Black people other than throwing parties at the White House and giving his celebrity friends awards and medallions. And making a bunch of long-winded speeches and laughing at his own corny jokes? And BTW, I have a big ass tapestry of Obama on the wall of the room I am in right now. And a framed portrait of him in another spot. I even have a couple of his books. **************************************************
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  22. @MzuriI'm not a free-thinker anymore. I have become partisan and, like you, who identifies as a conservative Republican, i am a luke warm Democrat. (Not a far-left AOC one.) I also reserve the right to bash Hershel Walker, something you have consistently done to Obama. I now indulge my tendencies to like people based on nothing more than their agreeing with my political views, no matter how irrational they may be.. Consequently, i abhor what the conspiracy theorist, anti-vaxxer, lying, fascistic Retrumpican party has become, which means I am repelled by the likes of Tim Scott, Hershel Walker, Ben Carson, Candance Owens, Larry Elder and any black denizens of FOX ''news". In the midnight of my years, the primitive area of my brain now dominates motivating me to dislike the unlike. Most revealing of all. is that what civilized instincts i have left, are what force me to tolerate the political correctness which i secretly hate. Whew! I feel like I'm lying on a psychiatrist's couch, bearing my soul and acknowledging my hypocrisy.
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  23. Chev I agree. I'm a PanAfricanist and believe both groups should come together for the betterment of the Black race. However you have a lot of people in the ADOS and FBA movements who don't like Africans or Caribbeans and a few even go around the internet stirring up trouble between the two.
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  24. Chev Lol....sheeeeeyit, are you old enough to SWIM? If you're old or young enough to swim and throw a ball.....then you're old enough to participate
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  25. I knew MLK's mother was murdered. i remember when it happened. i always thought it was peculiar that so little attention was given to this truly tragic event. She seemed to have been a very innocuous figure in this famous family. Never honored nor given a lot of attention. This family was wracked by tragedy. King's oldest daughter, Yolanda, died suddenly at 52 years old. And i believe his brother drowned. None of these events which occurred after his death, ever garnered a lot of press coverage. Strange.
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