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  1. Just like the continents weren't always separated, I don't think we can remember when it wasn't like this. It's not hard to conquer and destroy an egalitarian society. They would simply let go. To the victor go the spoils. And they write the record so we can't collectively access those memories. The avatars you mentioned are the ones who return to remind us of our higher self. Some humans remember and operate at higher vibration. We can no longer see their existence. If you activate your highest self - you will experience nirvana and will be able to operate between the dimensions. Or
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  2. Well, not yet, but keep hope alive. It may be a hard concept to grasp but if we, as humans, can understand the broader cycle on this planet, it may help us to understand that the projection for a peaceful existence amongst us all, no matter what walk of life we exhibit, has still not been fulfilled, however, it has been well projected. I try to always reflect on this idea; This entire planet is completely able to sustain all human life to have abundance and even though in certain areas, at times, there are famines, or volcano eruptions, etc., and lop sided governments who dole out
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  3. So it's not enough that am*zon wants to put independent booksellers out of business - now they are attempting to shut down Public Libraries too? Independent publishers and authors please don't publish with am*zon. It can only harm your business model not help it. Read more from the Washington Post Consumer Tech Want to borrow that e-book from the library? Sorry, Am*zon won’t let you. Its monopoly is stopping public libraries from lending e-books and audiobooks from Mindy Kaling, Dean Koontz, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Trevor Noah, Andy Weir, Michael Pollan and a who
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  4. @Mel Hopkins I agree: Yes we marginalize ourselves. I recall quite clearly the fact that Black writers are balk at my paying them $100 for a book review -- while they would boast and promote that they were Blogging (writing for free) on the Huffington Post site! The Huffington post benefited from a great deal of free and exclusive content that I could not even pay for! Social media has just taken it to a while 'nother level. Today many reviewers STILL give Goodreads (an Amazon site) free book reviews! Why? I'm not aware of a single reviewer who has given Amazon
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  5. First, you'd have to answer what is the value to post on a Black-owned forum. Black people don't hold power in this country. Therefore, posting on Black-owned media would be like preaching to the choir. At least, in the last two decades, when Black people post on white-owned sites, they've elevated their professional status. Many Black activists, entertainers, journalists, even educators have launched their profiles through Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and now Instagram. Does this serve Black people? Nope, but it does help some Black people to realize their individual dreams. And s
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  6. as an ebook writer, I Can say a lot about this, but the reality is authors of ebooks need to ban am*zon ourselves. Stop publishing through them. am*zon comprehends one key point, most artists whether they want to admit it or not, are so desperate to make a dollar, that they are unwilling to risk any financial penalty, thus they gamble the safest financially, and that means publishing through am*zon in the ebook world. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/03/10/am*zon-library-ebook-monopoly/
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  7. Marvin Gaye was the man HIMSELF. I listen to music from that brother almost every day. Infact, I appreciate him more NOW as a grown man than I did when I was growing up as a kid and much of his music was out because I can understand more of what he was talking and singing about when it comes to sex and politics. I was listen to this jam a couple days ago:
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  8. Huzzah! So happy to announce this! ### “The Path of Pen and Sword” A workshop in creative writing and martial arts with Steven Barnes WORKSHOP ON SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH, 12-3PM (Pacific Time) IN PERSON OR ON ZOOM The “Twofold Path of Pen and Sword” is also known as Bun Bu Ryo Do — “The samurai were successful for so long because they studied both cultural and martial arts. They mastered both the pen and the sword, making them formidable intellectual and military opponents.” The Chinese concept of the “Master of the Five Excellences” is looking at the same phenomenon, as is the yogic concept
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  9. The Bible is the book written by our black ancestors, became lost, found by Europeans, and who returned it to us. Read more at the Black History Knowledge site Many sub-Sahara Africans, are the twelve tribes of Israel in exile. The Hebrews are not lost. The Bible makes it abundantly clear they are in sub-Sahara Africa. Consider the following verse. "From beyond the rivers of Cush My worshipers, My scattered people will bring Me an offering." Zephaniah 3:10 So there you have it. The Israelites are in the Land of Cush, which is sub-Sahara Africa. They fled there when Nebuc
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  11. @Delano If that brother is Jamaican, which I doubt, he is definitely not living there. @Pioneer1 Because no one from a big city will be caught dead in those busted Shirley Temple curls.
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  12. Well darn @Chevdove you can't give the video that kind of build up and not share it
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  13. The human history has always been about society being structured with rulers and workers. There may be a few exceptions to this rule but they aren't significant. You have some people who want to live like kings and they will subjugate others to achieve this goal. So whether it's a king or a drug dealer, they will profit of if the perceived or created poverty of others. Whether it's the chief king medicine man they all want to maintain their position. Are society is organised so that position is maintained. This is seen in various ways. The witch doctor, the lawyer, the
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  14. @Chevdove We talked race relations and I told you that it seemed to me that races get along much better in Canada than in the U.S. and there are many opinions why, but most AfroAmericans who've spent time in both nations have come to this very same conclusion. This is a recent interaction between 3 different races: Black civilians Asian civilians and Caucasian police. Now I want you to pay attention to what you SEE and what you DON'T SEE..............
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  15. Revision Publishing LLC FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: Akilah Trinay, contact@revisionpub.com 310-844-3678 FOR RELEASE June 2021 Potty-Training Day By Akilah Trinay and Ziana T. Washington Akilah Trinay, author of Beyond the Hurt, is set to launch her second book co-authored with her 2-year-old daughter, celebrating their potty-training process! “What I love about this book is that the mother does not give up, but stops at the end of the day and tomorrow is a new day to start all over again.”--Julie Barret, Blogger a
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  16. Book Wish List Sympathy for the Devil: An Angela Bivens Thriller by Christoper Chambers - A metaphysical police procedural romance thriller with a Black female lead? How could it not be good? I must read this book! Trumbull Park by Frank London Brown - I found out about this book from my daughter. Her partner's grandfather wrote this novel about hostile integration at Chicago's Trumbull Park public housing in the late 50s. Ain't that some ish? Public Housing was reserved for whites only but, everyone's taxes fund the project. Good News, though, in 2020, the Chicago Literary Hall o
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  17. Change is THIS regard would be illogical and go against one of the fundamental laws of nature: self preservation Why would a person in power jeopardize his livelihood and that of his children by forfeiting his power and wealth only for another to replace him who will probably do the same thing that HE is currently doing? It's not like the King gives up his kingship and in turn EVERYBODY happily enjoys their existence together as peasants. No, that only allows for ANOTHER ambitious individual (most likely multiple) to vie for the spot.
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  18. Troy Of course this is true but is no cause to believe we are getting less intelligent. I base that assertion in part off of personal observation. I know it's not the BEST way to measure a society's intellectual level, but unless I give everyone personal IQ tests over prolonged periods of time...how else could I confirm my suspicion? To your point there very well could be man-made environmental factors leading to a drop in our collective IQ. That's exactly my point. Intelligence levels are primarily a matter of BRAIN function w
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  19. I don't think so. But then, I don't think I operate in delusions; I have to think about this. Maybe. Perhaps. Yes, I think there might be an overlap. Oh! I think it's delusional! There is a problem going on and I think it is pre-meditated! Just recently, I heard about at least two Black males and a black female that was shot and killed and they were unarmed. I believe that under normal circumstances, there would be a disproportionate killing of Black men but not due to some evil White policemen, howev
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  20. Hello, Sometimes it is hard to come to terms with the fact that our relationship with money sucks. Here's my hot take on this often talked about subject. Thanks for reading, Teigh. Your Negative Relationship with Money Sucks, Now What?
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  21. Hi, Just wanted to thank the ones for stopping by. I appreciate it.
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  22. I keep coming back because of you. You want to raise the bar and reach people. You provide a community. I am finding it too difficult to talk to a person that doesn't think conceptually.
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  23. No I don't the type of changes you are describing talk place over time scales too large for you to directly observe. Now I might argue that we are less well informed, and educated more poorly, which might make us seem less intelligent. Well I'm glad you swing through from time-to-time despite the lack of stimulation Pioneer provides. It is possible this forum will be revitalized, but that can not happen if there is zero participation -- thanks for helping to keep the lights on.
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  24. I have more interactions here than FB, in April at made one post on each of my pages. Although I rarely enjoy or am stimulated by comments from Pioneer.
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  25. Whites are killed at three times the rate of Blacks, but Blacks are a sixth of the population. So Blacks are killed at twice the rate of Whites when you factor in the relative sizes of their populations. The following is from the Washington Post which has been keeping a database of police shootings since 2015. Black Americans are killed at a much higher rate than White Americans Although half of the people shot and killed by police are White, Black Americans are shot at a disproportionate rate. They account for less than 13 percent of the U.S. population, but are killed by police
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  26. So you reject all scientific findings for this reason?! Do you believe the world is flat too?
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  27. That statement defies credulity as you consistently reject the findings of the scientific community, on race, medicine, genetics, climate change, geology, etc... The statement @Energy made, "European colonisation saved us from many of the terrible practices we the natives were practising, which included Slavery, Cannibalism and Human Sacrifice." is a classic racist troll talking point. It is rather odd he would write that. Are trolls becoming that much more sophisticated? Actually once Energy wrote the crap about European colonists "saving," Africans, the gl
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  28. Geno Doing "research" to find the true numbers is part of the problem. We don't have the FACTS, all we have are stats and figures...often contradictory....that are given to the public. How do we know any of them are accurate? Futher, the killings of unarmed AfroAmericans garner more attention in large part not just because so many more unarmed AfroAmericans are killed than unarmed Caucasians....but AfroAmericans are more likely to protest and raise sand about it. When unarmed Caucasians are killed I barely hear a whimper from other Caucasians outside of
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  29. Geno, I do not know the stats, but I would expect for more white people to be killed by police than Black people. White people substantially outnumber Black people numerically. The issue is the situations in which Black people are killed. White folks can commit mass murder and be apprehended alive; while Black people are killed by police while sleeping in their beds and otherwise commenting no crime or very petty ones. Get it?
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  30. We are off to an interesting start with my second published children's book. This time in addition to being a picture book it doubles as a coloring book. I had received comments that my original cover needed some sprucing up. Let me know what your thoughts are. Thanks. I am currently conducting a giveaway please feel to enter at http://daniellegfny.com
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  31. https://blog.libro.fm/ways-to-resist-am*zon-from-raven-bookstores-danny-caine/?mc_cid=34a4ba2011&mc_eid=357bcc6aa1
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  32. Honestly that would explain their behavior. Oprahs is the face of the publication and it gives the implicit impression that supporting Bookshop.org is the same as supporting an indie web based bookseller.
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  33. I just revisited the sites ranked by @theblackboard to start this conversation and found that 1/2 of the discussion forums mention are dead: The Black Board Community Forum (www.theblack-board.com) The domain name redirects to another website. A search on the community name yields no results. So I assume this discussion forum is no longer active. Black Visions (www.blackvisions.org/) The link from the homepage to the community is broken. After finding an alternative path to the discussion forum, I see that the most recent post is from August of 2018. Cocoa
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  34. The article has a paywall, but I recall Trevor Noah's ebook was (apparently still is) exclusive to Amazon. Amazon is the only one who can sell the ebook. So naturally they can restrict the ability of people to access it from a library. The WP article has a paywall, so I could not read it. But thanks for sharing it anyway.
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  35. Yesterday I created this meme in reaction to a WP article @Delano shared covering the rates at which people are killed by police. I shared it on the platforms below and here is the engagement; Facebook (zero engagement no comments, likes, or shares), Instagram (I through I posted it yesterday), Pinterest (I have not checked), Twitter (zero engagement no comments, likes, or shares), and Lipstick Alley (20 comments in less than an hour) Now the comparison is not equal because the meme has, as of the time I'm writing this, has been on Li
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  36. Facebook did get a couple of reactions: Nini Thompson "fun fact"? in very poor taste.. Vivian Stuart This is not a Fun Fact! You should know better. FYI the Rhona V V@ccines, Operation Warp Speed is a Military Operation. To @Pioneer1's point @Mel Hopkins maybe there is not an intellectual decline; humanity, save a handful of geniuses, is collectively not very bright to begin with. I'm sure social media suppressed this post. This is nothing new. Again, on a site like this and LSA every thing is just posted their is no algorithm control
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