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    News roundup for bloggers - Genius Media Group, Inc, the company behind the annotated lyrics website, is suing Google and Lyric Find for $50 million. The complaint mentions copying lyrics from the site and using it on the results page. Here's a link to the Brooklyn based media company's complaint filed December 03, 2019, in Brooklyn Supreme Court of New York State County of Kings https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=3E0o8kQz4X3cWcbbid67wQ== Several news sites report Internet Society (ISOC)'s Public Interest Registry, a nonprofit, sold the top-level domain dot-org registry. The winning bidder is a private equity firm Ethos Capital. Allegedly, the dot-org registry is Ethos Capital only asset, but their website ethoscapital.com indicates otherwise. In July this year, ICANN, the nonprofit responsible keeping all things equal and equitable in the domain registrar world, also voted to lift the cap on registration fees. According to news reports, there will be no registration fee hikes. Still, your dot-org registration fees could go up and become cost-prohibitive. Sadly, nonprofits mostly use the dot org extension for their organizations' websites. And other online nonprofit news media websites containing a treasure trove of information also use the dot-org extension. Should those websites not be able to pay the domain registration fee - that information might disappear. If you're a dot org registrant, you might want to secure registration for the ten years to keep your domain name. At least it will buy you some time while these things shake out.
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    If you haven’t heard about A’s latest dastardly deeds, here are two of the most recent: A (no need to keep repeating the name, the initial will do) was not ordering the number of books from various independent bookstores and publishers that they had placed large orders with previously. To have this happen just before the holiday season was a disaster. This is not in the update, but I recently heard from an independent bookstore owner that orders were now larger than they had ever been. I didn’t say anything, but I have a feeling the returns are going to be larger than they’ve ever been, too. Here’s the link to the response from the Independent Book Publishers Association: https://www.ibpa-online.org/news/news.asp?id=478273 As many of you know, writers’ rights to their work are bundled, like pickup sticks held together with a rubber band. For instance, you can sell the rights to the e-book, the rights to the audio book, the rights to the hardcover, and the rights to the soft cover. All these rights are sold separately, one pickup stick at a time. In the case I’m going to describe, writers sold the rights to the audio book version of a particular book. However, now A has decided to create an Audible Captions Program. What’s that? Instead of just listening to the text, the listener can also read the text on the screen. The sentences are broken up into a few words at a time. Then they disappear. A trumpets this as a way to help remedial reading students gain fluency in reading. Besides the disappearing text, the other problem is an “acceptable” error rate of 6%. On a page of three hundred words, there will be 18 “acceptable” typographical errors or otherwise mangled words. A intended to do this with all the books it had control over, not just those in the public domain (the writer is dead and the estate no longer owns the copyright). In other words, A was going to make a version of the book for which the writer had not been paid and had not given permission for the work to be produced (destroyed) in this way. Since September, A has been in court fighting a lawsuit waged by the writers and publishers whose work it had intended to steal. For now, A has agreed to roll out this program only for books in the public domain and the books it publishes. Look at the hypertext to see what happened to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Here is the link to the article from the Independent Book Publishers Association: https://www.ibpa-online.org/news/news.asp?id=467194 I am so pleased that so many of us at AALBC.COM are working together to break free from A’s chains. Troy, thank you for making this possible. I wish you continued success with your online bookstore.
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    I know I've mentioned this several times. But white imperial society rewards coonery and acquiescence. This woman is being rewarded by white liberals for her promotion of homophilia among black people. I'd also like to point out that Botham Jean's brother, the coon who hugged the white killer cop in court, was rewarded by white conservatives this week when he received an "Ethical Courage Reward" from a Texas police union. Crazy living in this world.
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    @Pioneer1 I agree the program sounds like woke psychobabble designed to seperate naive students from their money by capitalizing on Cullors notoriety. I would have wrote that "...extends beyond the hashtag." I know that's cynical but...
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    Special MVmedia announcement! E-books are now available directly from my site. The e-books are in EPUB format, so make sure your e-reader device is compatible. As always, thank you for your patience and your support. Please share! https://www.mvmediaatl.com/e-books
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    Hey @Pioneer1, @Kareem you are probably already aware of this site, but in case you are not check it out: https://trudreadz.com/ The articles seem to align perfectly with your world views.
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    I wasn't aware of it. But I'll be trying to contact the brother and see if he wants to exchange content.
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    There aren't [m]any books out there about the Creole Rebellion. So I have to describe it from my knowledge of it all and from accounts/research. White imperialist Thomas McCargo and the Johnson and Eperson Company were transporting 135 enslaved Afrikans from Virginia to New Orleans aboard the Creole in November 1841. One of the ancestors onboard was Madison Washington. He escaped imperial slavery and fled to Canada a year earlier. But Washington returned to Virginia in search of his wife. He was re-captured, placed on the Creole, and was on his way to perpetual slavery. Brother Washington’s fighting spirit wasn’t having it. Washington led 18 other brothers on an all-out mutiny aboard the ship. They killed one white imperialists and overwhelmed the rest of them, including Captain Robert Ensor. We suffered one casualty, as one of our warriors died from a gunshot wound. Washington gave the navigator two choices – take them to Liberia or be thrown overboard. The navigator said the trip was too far. Ben Blacksmen, another brother, remembered a story about a place called the Bahamas. The navigator said he could take them there. They arrived in Nassau sometime in late November 1841. Free black folks working at the port greeted the brothers and sisters. The 117 ancestors onboard were immediately freed and told to live happily ever after in the Bahamas. The 17 soldiers were arrested. But five months later, April 16, 1842, a Nassau Court ordered them freed. They lived happily ever after in the Bahamas. The Creole Rebellion is technically the most successful freedom fight in our history since so many of us were freed. But the story did not have a completely happy ending. Three enslaved women voluntarily went back to New Orleans with the white imperialists. They chose slavery. Their children (one boy, one girl) went with them. It’s a sad reminder that coonery is real and DEEPLY ingrained. But our innate fighting spirit is as well.
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    Ok @Troy. I accept the challenge. I think this will be fun. Ms. Lebanon will be the first subject. But there are many romantic stories from my childhood that I'd also love to tell. One white girl was sent away to live with her distant cousins in Salt Lake City after her racist white parents saw us kissing. That was the life of a black boy in white middle America. I didn't choose to date white chicks. They were simply all that was available to me; and they liked me. Give me until mid-2020. I got a deal with a Puerto Rican printing house for 2,000 copies of a book for cheap that I never used on a previous work. Need to contact them and hope the place wasn't destroyed in the hurricanes.
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    @Troy all looks good again! I signed in with my phone and now commenting with ease. Thank You!
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    Hi @Mel Hopkins I just updated the forum to the latest version of the software. Please tell me if the problem persists. If it does can you share a screen shot and let me know what platform you are using (which version of safari and model of Iphone you are using). I'll use an emulator to see if I can reproduce the problem and report it as a bug -- thanks
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    Well that is jacked up. There are actually two incremental upgrades to the forum software that I have yet to apply. Perhaps one of those upgrades will correct the problem. I'll will apply them evening or the next, and reach out to you to see it this corrects the problem. @Mel Hopkins, thanks for letting me know.
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    Serving Writers and Readers: African-American Literary Organizations by Diane Patrick Features our own @Troy and AALBC.Com leading the pack of several organizations that help books by and for African Americans thrive. The Publisher Weekly's article lists African American Literary and Culture Society, Cave Canem, The Center for Black Literature, Harlem Writers Guild, and Hurston Wright Foundation. For more of what each organizations offers writers and readers visit Publisher's Weekly November 22, 2019
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    It is probably a minor ranking signal -- google is too opaque to say -- but they did publish a video saying it was a signal. Given the risk of potentially having to pay much more may make it worth the investment. I only have one .org domain, https://cis3630.org i just looked it up and it expires in Feburary!
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    Sounds like the start of a romance novel... 🙂 Wow this is news to me. One hundred lost books... deep. I believe this. I believe I've met angels before. I also believe we can all be Angels from time to time.
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    Google is notorious for copying content. What makes this so bad is that they bury sites in search results for doing the same thing! This acutally is a good idea anyway if the business or entity is not going away soon. It is less expensive and is a ranking signal the Google uses (domains with expirations far in the future get an SEO benefit.
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    @Wendy Jones me too! I'm so proud of us and @Troy for this "writer's write to be read and profit too" movement!!! :D
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    This might be the ONE time in my life I'll quote Tupac Shakur: "Every other city we go, every other video. It's all about you. No matter where I go, I see the same ho."
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    PATRISSE CULLORS NAMED FACULTY DIRECTOR OF NEW SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS PRACTICE MFA PROGRAM AT PRESCOTT COLLEGE Prospective students will be able to complete the program online with an optional residency in LA at the Crenshaw Dairy Mart Today, Arizona’s Prescott College announced the unveiling of their new Social and Environmental Arts Practice MFA program helmed by Patrisse Cullors, artist, activist, educator/public speaker, Black Lives Matter Global Network co-founder, founder and chairperson of Reform L.A. Jails, as the Faculty Director. The program, strategically designed by Cullors and Prescott, is the first of its kind in the nation to focus a curriculum on the intersection of art, social justice and community organizing that extends beyond the page — creating a pathway to positively respond to social and environmental issues in ways that inspire and mobilize community-based solutions. Students enrolled in the 48-credit online MFA degree have the option to complete a residency in Los Angeles, California at The Crenshaw Dairy Mart, a studio where Cullors and many of the faculty that teach in the program work. Cullors was intentional in every aspect of the program design, with classes lending themselves to evaluating nature, culture, society, and the environment through the arts. Core classes to complete as part of the curriculum include “Art as Social & Environmental Practice”, which introduces students to the fundamental theories and concepts of art as social and environmental practice; “The Rise of Performance Art in the Fine Arts World”, which will look at the ways social practice has evolved from 1960 to present; and “Studio Practice”, which is course work that can be fulfilled through mentorships and/or online courses as approved in the student’s degree roadmap. To learn more about the program visit: prescott.edu/mfa
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    Hi Rolanda, I am a member of Word Lovers Book & Literature Club, and we review books. Please post link to your book's info.
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    Kareem If what you say is true, then wouldn't "ignorance" in a sense be bliss? I mean, if things are destined to be this way anyway because of overwhelming factors beyond the control of any handful of individuals. Perhaps the Sambos and Sell-Outs have it right all along, since you can't beat 'em.....hell...JOIN 'EM!   requirement. A really cute Lebanese girl and I used to study together. She was a righteous woman; used to point out false translation in both the Qu'ran and Bible. She spoke Hebrew and Arabic. Wish she lived here because we had a deep connection. I miss her a lot. A lot of Arab women are sexy, and it's one of the reasons Arab men try so hard to keep them away from AfroAmerican men and even out of the country in many cases. They have a lot of African genes that give them nice figures but their culture enforces a kind of gentleness and shyness about them that I find really attractive. They say in France some of the Black and Arab young men are fighting with eachother because a lot of the Arab women there like and identify with the Kardashians (I guess because of their dark hair and full features) and they are running out trying to get themselves Black boyfriends like the Kardashians...lol. I've acquired several of the "lost" books, all in Hebrew, and paid unbiased college students who spoke Hebrew to translate them for me. You immediately know why the Book of Thomas and the Book of Enoch were eliminated when you read them. I've read the English translation of both the Gospel of Thomas as well as the Book of Enoch. Can't say I believe fully in either one but the Gospel of Thomas was instrumental in me actually making the decision to leave Christianity years ago.   I'm not all that concerned with the purity of drugs I took in college. I just wanted to make clear that what happened in my childhood was not a drug-induced hallucination. The brother I encountered was black with dredlocks. He also spoke with an unfamiliar accent. He definitely wasn't American, that's for sure. OK, I gotcha. Well my brother, from what you've told me.....you may have actually had an encounter with an Angel. It reminds me of something the the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught concerning Jesus. I'm not sure if it's true or not but he said that when Jesus was a little kid he was taught by an older MAN who would come to him from time to time imparting knowledge upon him and teaching him various things. In Nation of Islam theology "angels" are actually human beings. Infact, many of the beings historically called "angels" in the Bible were for all intents and purposes HUMANS with advanced power and knowledge.
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    Hey! I haven't even seen this thanks for sharing it @Mel Hopkins
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    Kareem Oh trust me, I would very much like to hear about the spiritual encounters of other people because in my opinion it's closer to the "truth" than most of these organized religions that just feed the people a bunch of ritualistic dogma to keep them in check and suppressed. It's funny you mention DMT because I've been doing some light research about that chemical for about 11 or 12 years now and how this chemical that is naturally found in our own bodies is related to our spirituality. I study some of the work of Dr. Rick Strausman. I respect your right to privacy, go ahead brother and share what you feel comfortable sharing.
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    @Pioneer1 What you say is correct as well. I always admired the North Vietnamese when they were fighting off Euro-imperialism. Ho Chi Minh was a great leader. He had all men believing that they exist only to die in battle to preserve the Vietnamese way; to preserve their way of life and existence in history. Ho Chi Minh had all women believing that they existed to move equipment through underground tunnels, provide care for injured soldiers, and have babies so they could have more soldiers. And the North Vietnamese won that war. Wish black people could get on code like that.
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    I am not your friend. I am not here to please you. I am here to help shape you. It is my job to help you become a worthwhile part of society one day. So no I am not here to without merit to daily praise you. No, I don't have to play with you and as you get older the meaner I will seem so thank you, the fact that you are upset with me is a accolade you see. Your complaining is actually a compliment to me, so you know I am not a genie in a bottle and your wish is not my every command. I know when you have children you’ll better understand. So please don’t get it twisted I know you didn’t ask to be born you say every day but really who’s punishing whom because the teenager you are is making me want to run away. Eventually you will come to find that there are things in life far meaner then I will ever seem. When you look back on your childhood it will seem like such a dream, so what is meaner than a parent? Let’s talk about your very first, like tent, no I mean rent. The bus dang I meant car payment, bills, groceries, bosses, friends spouses, oh I got off the topic of this conversation. Okay we will revisit this subject when your 25 and can re-evaluate the situation. You’ll probably think then, she wasn't as mean as she seemed to be, but you’ll have moved away from home and now we will use that room for AIR BNB
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    Depending on her age: It is quite normal for girls to like girls more than boys. People it's normal. To you who were born little girls, you should remember that. Okay so. The problem is when parents over react. The other problem is when we don’t tell girls that sisters, women we trust, grandmas, mothers, cousin, with woman we love there are simply lines we do not cross, the perversion comes when we cross that line and it’s in that very moment that God’s intent is lost. All women should know that the strongest bonds we will ever create will come from other females. We set the examples, it's an attraction thing, it's not a sexual thing, it's an ethical thing, not an experimental thing. We as woman are naturally attracted to one other. It is actually how we become friends. How we form bonds that are called sisterhoods and this is determined by commonality, it’s in today’s vernacular said sister of another mother. If you can remember that far back when we as girls at a particular age actually disliked the opposite sex all together, yes it’s normal. These are who we refer to when speaking B-B-F best friends forever. Young girls should not only be taught but, learn to love the female part of them. Nothing is more beautiful than a girl that flows into herself. she blossoms from within. Femininity should be treasured; so when masculinity come into the equation, the balance is understood. The two that twain as one was a journey as we stepped through each phase of each ones memory of childhood. Now there was a time where growing up was transparent to say the least yet now we must provide strong examples of healthy male female relationships that others desire to exemplify, which is in essence of what we want them to see. I wanted a man at a time just like dear old dad, or to be sitting old like my grandparents enjoying every moment had. I just don’t want them to think it's not normal for females to interact. Everyone is going so far to the left that women seem to torture one another and that is just as harmful as the latter, and it’s just an awful way for women to act. So think it through. What are we teaching them to be. We lose more to that perceived because they get lost in the illusion of what the natural eye can’t see. Which is when women unite as sisters we can change reality we can uplift one another set the lost mind free. It is this very reason they separate us because they fear our unity, so they pit us against each other, they dread our harmony.
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    Here is a link to an article where I describe my 10 favorite Black-owned, brick-and-mortar bookstores.
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    This was handy. I was unaware of Sisters so when I hopefully visit NYC next year, I'll visit this shop as well as Revolution books and Schomburg.
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    Finally bought this. My next read after the Leroi Jones autobiography.
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    Troy Dude, what impact has BLM had on your life, or the life of anyone you know? BLM's pro-homophilia platform negatively impacts the social status of AfroAmericans in general and makes us look even more immoral and broken. You're looking at things from a typical U.S. INDIVIDUALISTIC mentality. You say what BLM does and what gays do have nothing to do with you and little impact on your life....which is the way it SHOULD be....but not the way it IS. When people from other nations and cultures (nations and cultures that are far more collectivist than ours) come to the United States or watch the politics of this nation from abroad and they see AfroAmericans engaged in or associated with crime, violence, mass incarceration, and now homophile and pedophile behavior....it justifies the mistreatment in their minds. If they see some acting that way...they assume ALL act that way.
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    @Kareem I feel the same way about Kamala, but I also appreciate everything I know about her is fuction media hype and political posturing. So I'm reserving judgement. @Pioneer1 we defintely have different tastes in women 🙂 Kareem, I aslo agree with you on Tariq. His public battle with Umar revealed an immaturity that was unexpected. It would be interesting to read your response to Pioneer's question:
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    @Mitchell Z I agree. I'll post my review within the next 30 days.
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    Kareem     Can you name any period in "American history," meaning 1500-2019, that black people weren't killed in mass at the hands of racists? Honestly, I can't. There are periods where we FOUGHT BACK a lot more, but periods where it was completely absent.....I'm not sure. Less government intrusion is traditionally a conservative philosophy. It's interesting you say that's a liberal philosophy. I misspelled it but again I'm a CLASSICAL liberal. The contemporary liberal is a tree hugging, pro immigrant, high taxation, promo-homophile who is really everything EXCEPT liberal and tolerant. Most people who call themselves "progressive" and "liberal" today are just as closed-minded and intolerant of other view points and lifestyles they disagree with as the conservatives are....just on the other extreme. In Classic Liberalism you have LIBERTY. Meaning you have your own PERSONAL morals and values but you support a society where everything is allowed as long as it doesn't directly harm others or is imposed on others. The older I get the more I'm beginning to believe this is the best type of society because every individual is unique and should be free and safe to express themselves as individuals instead of the "hive" mentality that exists in most cultures around the world. Actually, I think it's one of the reasons the United States has advanced so much futher than most other nations in such a short period of time. Now let me ask you a question brother...... I hear what you're saying about these different candidates and I can't say I disagree, but do you think Kamala Harris or Deval Patrick is WORSE than or BETTER than Trump? Because if you acknowledge that as bad as they may be they are atlease better than Trump, then the logical choice for your own well being would be atleast to vote (for what it's worth) for them. I think our votes count if we MAKE them count. I know there's a lot of corruption in the process and system, however outside of a revolution (which you can't have with only 2 or 3 people while the rest are sitting on the porch getting high wondering what all the noise is about) what alternative do you have but to TRY to correct it? Sitting to the side with your arms folded looking angry ain't going to change it.....these bastards are going to continue to push their agenda through and through until SOMEONE/S stop them with a COUNTER agenda. The world ain't gonna just "end" and these clowns wither away. They are going to stay in charge until someone comes up with a viable plan and impliment it to replace them. Now if WE don't step up.......best believe you have Asians and Latinos more than willing to try and take the place.
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    I'm sorry and maybe I'm biased because I like nothing about this woman. But Kamala Harris just looks evil to me. I see nor feel anything attractive about her. I don't want another eight years of a "I'm black when it's convenient" President. JFK was an anti-war POTUS. That's why he was assassinated. His signature foreign policy was that no Middle East countries, including Israel, could have nuclear weapons. Kennedy was killed. Then what happened? 1) US ground troops are deployed to Vietnam for the first time in the long "Vietnam standoff" if you will; 2) Israel had nuclear weapons within a year of JFK's assassination; and 3) Israel is the only country in the world exempt from nuclear inspections. Lot more to it than that. But there are/were in fact anti-war Presidents. JFK was so anti-war, "they" also killed his famous brother. Every US president in history that has been assassinated was openly defied "them." Less government intrusion is traditionally a conservative philosophy. It's interesting you say that's a liberal philosophy. I don't really care what white people do as far as homophilia. More power to them. That's their long-time, ingrained culture. It just sickens me to see black people playing along with the latest "I need to act white to have a job and a chance to be successful in life" trends. In the 1920s-1960s, we "konked" our hair so it looked straight and looked white. That stuff would literally burn holes in our scalps, but we did it anyway to look white. We used skin-bleaching agents in that time a lot too so we could look less black. Today, the easiest ways for black people to endear themselves to white people are cooning and/or being a homo. Liberals (LGBT) are one of the two dominant white tribes. Polygamy will never happened in this country because its innately Afrikan. Only European cultures are allowed to thrive in this world. I don't do anything that Tariq says. Tariq is a conscious entertainer. That's how I view him. I'm not voting because I don't see the point in it. Can you name any period in "American history," meaning 1500-2019, that black people weren't killed in mass at the hands of racists? Patrick doesn't move the meter for me. I've been watching him since he joined that elite group of 4-5 black men in history to have ever served as governor of a U.S. state. He's consistently shown me since 2007 that he is a white liberal bankster apologist, similar to Kamala Harris, who could have prosecuted Steven Mnuchin for bank fraud but did not.
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    Hi, Every Feb, I'm the author. While the book is no longer just-released, it has not has a vast amount of attention (though some valued accolades*). I think a review of it here would still be of value to readers, no? Mitchell * 1960s civil rights leader and hero Diane Nash called the novel “enthralling” and wrote: “Family saga, freedom song and cryfor justice come together in Mississippi Reckoning.”
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    1600's. Kidnapped. Africans. Chained,Shackled. Forced. To. Be. Slaves,We're. In Motion. Slave. Ship. Jesus. ,One. Of. The. Slave. Ships,That. Crossed. The Ocean. Christian Slave Owners Bible,Scriptures,We're Tortured Upon Our Ancestors ... Slaves,With,A Sincere Heart And Fear ,Obey Your Earthly Masters... Black People Have Embraced Slave. Owners Christian Religion For ,Generations.. Present Time Black People Are In Mental,Spiritual,Bondage ,Like Our Ancestors Were In. Bondage,On,Slave. Plantations..... Black.Christians. Embraced. Slave,Owners. Religion. Of. Christianity. Then. Protest. About. ,Unequality,Racism. From. White. Supremacy. All. Around, White. Christians , Live. In. Comfort. And.Joy,They. Say. They. Have. Been. Blessed. Black. Christians. Live In. Poverty,Despair. And. Oppressed.. As. Christian. Black. Preachers, Buy Mansion. And. Rich. Cars,,From,Stealing. Christian. Church. Tithes... White. Christian. Are,Plotting. Our. Black. Race. Genocide....
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    Kareem Is it possible that a relatively healthy 20 something year old woman could have a heart attack from losing a family member? I suppose it IS in the realm of possiblity. However we have people from the Middle East, inner city ghettos, and war zones all around the world where people have seen their entire families slaughtered....not just on tape.....but INFRONT of them and as distressing as it is most of them don't die of heart attacks. But perhaps as you said she decided to leave this world on her own terms (bordering on suicide?) OR perhaps her father felt her grief and pulled her out of here. What you said was very philosophical in that I've often considered whether this world of Caucasian domination (I'm trying to move away from the term "white supremacy") we were born into was meant to be a challenge to "go through" or one for us to "overcome" and defeat.
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    @Troy I'm well aware of the Malcolm vs. Ali rivalry. I respect and learned a lot from both men. I'm not commenting on their rivalry. Both were equal students under Elijah Muhammad and both were inspirational, powerful global figures. Not much else to say about that. Yes, Ali was more inspirational, more charismatic and more "meter-moving" than Frazier. If you want to call that marginalization, fine. I've stated my position. No, Ali and Frazier weren't BFF's. But again, they understood that their perceived mutual animosity was part of the overall show that both men handsomely. I'm starting to question all of their genuine motives. I tried leaving an objective comment on one of Tariq's Youtube videos the other day and he deleted it. I've always like Tariq's perceived goals, but his armor is receiving lots of dents. That public between feud between he and Umar Johnson was the first warning sign. They both CHILDISHLY attacked one another on social media because each exposed the other's hustle. Now this feud with Tariq vs. Antonio and Yvette is really getting sad. I don't think its much of a secret that Yvette likes women and advocates for the alphabets; and Tone advocates for voting "down ballot" for Democrats no matter what. I was already skeptical of those two because of the aforementioned. Tariq is kind of making a fool of himself right now attacking them over some lawsuit with Comcast and the billionaire black man. Between this feud and Tariq vs. Umar, Tariq is proven to be over-sensitive and self-serving in some ways. That doesn't take away from the brother's great filmmaking career. But he's definitely more Tupac than Malcolm. Just more 400 years of black divide. Agreed and with the powerless, puppet liberal negroes. I think Tariq is damaging his image big-time over the last week with this ADOS vs. FBA stuff. I know the black masses are DESPERATE for leadership so we give people a lot of leeway. But judging from comments on his Twitter and Youtube feeds, he's losing support for pettiness. But then again, the ADOS organization is also losing credibility in lieu of #ADOS our people. Its the same thing as Black Lives Matter. The previous is a true statement that bonds us all. #BlackLivesMatter is a liberal LGBT front group/organization funded by Democrats and enriching Delray and those three chicks. The ADOS organization (Tone, Yvette, etc.) are liberal Democrats too. Quite sad actually, but this is yet another chapter in black people being used for white agendas.
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    We just updated our story on the OP-NAT EYE. Marquis Jefferson, the father of Atatianna and the brotha who told white people to shove their hugs up their asses, has mysteriously "passed away." It's dangerous being pro-black, pro-father and pro-MAN these days.
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    Troy Thanks I was concerned for a second or two...lol.   Kareem Both Tupac and Tyson were great at their professions. Tupac may not have been the "best" rapper, but in my opinion he was an excellent lyricist despite the content of his lyrics. But the point I was making with them as examples was that BOTH were morally depraved (not the right word) disoriented, constantly in and out of trouble for violent and socially disruptive behavior, and incidently both ended up in prison for allegedly rape. And despite this moral disorientation they were highly acclaimed in the AfroAmerican community and especially among many AfroAmerican males for their boldness and unapologetic expression of "urban masculinity". My point in bringing up King and Abernathy was to draw an analogy between them and the Malcolms and Huey Newtons of that time and how their apparently "softness" made them less popular with young AfroAmerican males the same way the apparent "softeness" of Hammer and Smith made them less popular than Ice Cube or Tupac who were considered more criminal and harder. Despite their profession.....Civil Rights Activist or Professional Entertainer....my point is that the masses of AfroAmerican males will relate more to the bolder, more masculine, "harder" figure and not the more reserved one because the bolder figures are more likely to express the suppresses frustrations of the masses.
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    Thanks @Wendy Jones I was talking to a publisher and they told me "A" would order books send them back before the payment terms (that A defined) expired only to reorder the same books just to avoid paying for the books by extending the terms. The publisher loses money on each book they sell through A. They were forced to increase the price of the book. In the meantime, given the lack of competition the publisher is selling far fewer copies. Everyone, including the publisher, author, reader, and bookseller are worse off. The only one benefiting in this scenario is "A." The real problem is that readers don't appreciate how they are less well off. In an world with "A;" books are more expensive than they would be otherwise (save the most most popular titles), and readers are exposed to fewer titles because of a lack of competition.
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