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  1. What the general public is unaware of and needs to come to terms with is that there is no room for information which cannot be proven in the world of historical research. History is a science. And for those who conduct historical research seriously and treat it as a science, gather historical documents, news articles, journals, court cases, diaries, letters, and reference sources all of which their conclusions are based. It is this method which I used for determining the character of Christopher Columbus and charging him with crimes against the Indian people of the West Indies. This article is the product of records which will clearly point out, that from the very beginning Columbus purpose was not mere exploration or trade, but conquest and exploitation of the Indian tribes of the West Indies. African American students who are studying this article will be informed that the Indian people who Columbus oppressed, had physical features very similar if not identical to theirs. This enlightening piece of information grants the student a personal connection to this article and gives sound reasons for not glorifying Columbus. The following statements are from Columbus journal October 13 1492 with him giving his description the Arawak Indians who inhabited most of the islands in the Caribbean and what his vile intentions were. “Their hair is coarse almost like the hair of a horse’s tail and short. Their eyes are large and very beautiful. They are not black, but the color of the inhabitants of Canaries. The word Canary was a code word communicated among authorities of the Spanish empire. The word Canary was defined as the extermination of the native people of those islands. Later as we shall see the definition of Canary materialized in the violent actions of Columbus. He later went on say .” I showed them some pieces of gold which I have; I cannot not fail with the aid of our Lord to find the place where it comes.” Michele de Cuneo wrote about accompanying Columbus on his 1494 expedition into the interior of Haiti: “ After we had rested for several days in our settlement, it seemed to the Lord Admiral that it was time to put his desire to search for gold, which was the main reason he had started on so a great voyage full of so many dangers.” At dawn the next day Columbus sailed to probably what is known today as the Bahamas Island. He ended his description with these sinister words, “I would conquer the whole of them with fifty men and govern them as I pleased.” Columbus onslaught of the natives of the Caribbean Islands was also reinforced by the Spanish monarchy. There was an urgent need for slaves for mining and agriculture to sustain the colony. Slave labor supplied the Spanish crown with revenues which had a devastating affect among St. Croix and the Virgin Islands. Columbus had obtained two concessions from the Spanish monarchs, one which he would later regret was to allow criminals to be released from prisons to go to the colonies. A Spanish slave system was now put in place which would dominate the Caribbean Islands for centuries. The Repartimientos, a system for granting allotments of land and the Island natives to Spanish settlers. By 1505 the need for slave labor had become such a natural dependence, that slave raiding the Bahamas had become a profession and the first Negro slaves by and large were brought not from Africa but from the population already in Spain and in the Atlantic sugar islands brining important skills with them. Keep in mind that Columbus acted independently to exploit the native population without the instruction of the Spanish administration. The following are statements from Columbus letter of March 1493. “ On the thirty-third day after I departed from the Canary Islands;(code word meaning prime for extermination), I came to the Indian sea, where I found islands inhabited by men without number, of all which I took possession for our most fortunate king, with proclaiming heralds and flying standards , no one objecting. Yet I especially took possession of a certain, large town in a very convenient location, and adapted to all kinds of gain and commerce, to which we give the name of Lord of the Nativity.” Without any regard for the natives Columbus constructed a fort confining the natives,(a prison) and a military force for defense in the event the natives would rebel. “ And should wish to hurt those who remain in the fort, they would not be able, because they lack weapons, they go naked and are too cowardly. For that reason those who said fort are least able to resist easily this whole island, without any imminent danger to themselves, so long as they do not transgress the regulations and command we gave.” Students should ask themselves what would be the purpose for Columbus with placing the inhabitants of the Caribbean Islands in lock up? A group of people who were non- threating and never imposed any danger to Columbus or his naval forces. According to the historian James W. Loewen, on Haiti the Indians were forced to mine gold for the Spanish settlers. Another stomach-turning aspect of the slave trade was sexual. Columbus was rewarding his lieutenants with women to rape. For Spaniards sex slaves came in abundance in the form of gifts. Moral crimes of rape, forced slavery, prison confinement, and theft all add up to the undeniable fact that Christopher Columbus was a notorious criminal. After reading this article students should come to terms that Columbus is not a national hero, nor a role model. Cherishing Columbus is a characteristic of myth not reality. Worst of all Columbus left a legacy of genocide and a history of bloody horrors. By: Herbert Addison Burns Reference Sources: 1.Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the indies: by Geoffrey Symcox and Blair Sullivan 2. Conquest of Eden 1493-1515: by Michael Paiewonsky 3. Lies My Teacher Told Me: James W. Loewen 4. The Journal of Christopher Columbus: Translated by Cecil Jane www.onlineafricanamericanhistory.weebly.com
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  2. Who would ever think that people in Lake Tahoe and California would be devastated by the raging fires that seem to be unstoppable? It is reported that at least 15,000 fire fighters are working day and night to extinguish the deadly Caldor fire. There is no question that these brave fire fighters must have gas mask to protect themselves from smoke inhalation. But how many people know including these fire fighters that a Black inventor invented the gas mask which operates according to the same principles as the gas mask use today. This inventor's name is Garrett Morgan. He invented the gas mask during his day it was known as a smoke helmet to fight fires. The purpose of the helmet was to allow the wearer to enter a room filled with noxious gas, fumes, or smoke for the purpose of saving human life and property. And this is the same purpose of gas mask use today by fire fighters. Today’s gas mask is known as an air-purifying respirator which is standard equipment used around the globe. So the similarities between today's gas mask and Morgan's smoke helmet match. Morgan discovered that no matter how dense an environment is pure air is always located near the floor or ground. Given this fact, Morgan’s gas mask was engineered to access pure air from the ground or floor. The ability to breathe pure air in a noxious gas environment whether through accessibility or purification the goals are exact. Not to mention the saving of human lives. The gas mask is the largest prevention of deaths when attempting to extinguish a fire. Some 50–80% of fire deaths are the result of smoke inhalation injuries, including burns to the respiratory system. It is safe to say that Morgan's smoke helmet which fire stations have modeled the principles of its operation, is responsible for saving thousands of lives. With the raging fires in Nevada and California I haven’t heard of any report extending credit for Garrett Morgan’s gas mask. The safety and welfare of our society humbling given through a safety device by a Black inventor has been repeatedly ignored. This lack of consideration is a reflection of the past. Garrett Morgan was directly involved with saving lives of underground workers after an underground explosion in Cleveland, Ohio. The mayor at that time at an awards ceremony did not even recognize Morgan for his outstanding achievement of bravery along with major newspapers. The lesson to be learned is that we should always give reverence to those who are in some way instrumental with the saving of human lives. If not, this heartless action adds doubt to our humanity. By Herbert Addison Burns Reference Sources Citizen Advocate, “A Great Hero Rewarded”, 1916 NY Times, ”To Save Lake Tahoe, They Spared No Expense” 2021
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  3. Yep! I definitely missed @Cynique when she left; it was like losing a wise friend who was way more intelligent than me. The sad part is I had to wean myself from her posting, and anyone who has experienced loss knows it's a process. And I got into a habit of not visiting as much. I'm so glad you've returned,@Cynique. Thank you, @Troy , for tagging me. AALBC forum requires independent thinking. Haven't you noticed the people who post here don't follow a script? Thinking outside of the program is a challenge, especially when the forum is not an echo chamber. The latter makes it hard for trolls and ditto heads. The good news is the people who sign up want to throw away the "script." Maybe when they attempt to post, it makes them feel uncomfortable. For example, has the OP who wrote the AALBC forum is "boring" ever started a topic? If s/he hasn't - that indicates how intimidating this forum may be to some. Still, I find it encouraging that a lot of people are signing up. Signing up on a literary website means people are ready for a new paradigm. Give them time.
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  4. @Troy I think you're probably right about a lot of things coming together to bring about the dwindling participation on this site. i was hesitant myself when you changed the format. I thought it took away some of the intimacy. But all good things must come to an end. For a brief moment in time we all shared something special and unique, then it all dissipated. Before Ferocious Kitty (Deesha) gained fame, she and i met for lunch when she was in Chicago for some event, and we had a somewhat interesting engagement before she ended up sticking me with the $50 tab because her fiancee never showed up to bail her out. Yvette and I also met for lunch when she was in Chicago. She is one of my favorite people and our afternoon was much more fun. And, before she went ape on me, Kola and I briefly corresponded during this period as did Chris Hayden and I as well as me and "A Woman". My brief encounters with all of them broadened me. My participation in that forum back then was a new experience for somebody who was past her prime. It rejuvenated me and was a great diversion for someone who had recently retired and was new to the Internet. 'Will always be grateful to you for providing an outlet that allowed me to spread my wings and be something other than a wife and a mother. And of course i can't overlook the book collaboration with you and Mzuri that never panned out. LOL And where is Mel? I miss her! Lotsa luck with tracking Chris Hayden. I explored all avenues with no results. He's from St. Louis, btw.
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  5. The media, the media, the media. Everybody hates the white mainstream media! Sooo, it must be doing something right. Its crime, of course, is not reflecting the views of all its critics who, themselves, are at odds with each other. That's really what the complaints amount to: being offended by not having one's opinions reinforced. It would also seem that many want the media to ignore anything that is not serious; no gossip. no rumors nor anything that could be construed as being politically biased or racially offensive. Just about shit that happens. If an alien from another planet were to observe the American scene, would this viewer wonder whether things would be different if the status of Blacks and Whites were reversed? Would the white minority be crying "racism" at every turn, and would the black majority be corrupted by the power it had ruthlessly acquired over centuries. Surely black supremacy would be an issue because Blacks definitely think they are superior to Whites. Would this spectator from outer-space conclude that Earthlings are doomed to be in a constant state of discontent? And that, ideally, each race should simply have its own planet so the conflict would not be about superficial differences! Even aliens can dream. Meanwhile, the third rock from the sun continues to wobble on its axis, rocking its dizzy inhabitants, leaving them to lament its atmosphere of turmoil and bigotry. But there are exceptions. Me? I no longer give a damn.
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  6. This was a question posed by @daniellegfny in another conversation. I thought it was important so I decided to post it here.
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  7. That is an uncharacteristically egocentric viewpoint. What about the other creatures on the Earth, don't they count? Sure but this is not a novel experience. It has happened repeatedly throughout recorded history. Whenever people are able to witness change they see the end of the world. I guess from their perspective the world is indeed "ending." Alas, the world is not ending it is just changing, evolving. We will probably take some giants steps backwards. A few hundred thousand years from now some evolved Bonobos will look back on this time and wonder how such a privative people could have created all this technology -- they will assume it must have been aliens who gave the privative homo sapiens technology.
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  8. @Cynique I feel the most important job in the future is system disintegrator and farmer.
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  10. I think the world as we know it is coming to an end right before our eyes. Computerized technology is enabling artificial intelligence and together they are co-opting society. The covid pandemic provides the perfect matrix for this transformation because it has inhibited and distorted our lifestyles, in addition to making us physically vulnerable. America's political polarization will be the final nail in its coffin. "Retrumpicanism" and the way it has hi-jacked the truth and bastardized reality has created a threatening herd of robotic maggots. Meanwhile, the family feud between progressive Democrats and moderate ones is destroying the party's unity and deflating its power to counteract fascism and maintain democracy. White supremacy is thriving, genocidal black-on-black crime is ongoing, law and order are in shambles, and natural disasters are rampant. Moreover, America is a microcosm of countries all over the globe where internal conflict is never ending. Planet Earth may survive, but its population will have computerized itself out of existence amid an atmosphere of the chaos that will necessitate a return to square one.
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  12. *************************************************************************** That's never going to happen, especially not when their website features characters such as Megan Thee Stallion and negroes with their pants hanging down (how long can this disgusting trend last, it's been forty years now). It's like finding buried treasure if you come upon an old copy of Ebony or Jet magazine. Even Essence was great back in the day. Whatever happened to Black Enterprise? That was a must read for anyone aspiring to get into business, wasn't it? Thanks for those links, I'm going to search for that article later today. And thank God for you Troy. What you have done for Black literature, Black books, and Black people is historical and priceless. And I love you for it. ***************************************************************************
    2 points
  13. Mzuri I am fairly certain that @Cynique does not consort with drunkards Or atleast they don't START OFF as drunks..lol "Man, them light skinned women. I'm telling you....."
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  14. No because you don't feel as though you are being delusional. The difference between genius and madness is results "The difference between insanity and genius is success." – Jonathan Price December 15, 2014 Verbal Selfie. The difference between a superstition and a belief. Is like the difference between a fire extinguisher and the ocean. The ocean can cool you off, it can relax you and it can feed you. A fire extinguisher is a substitute until the fire fighters arrive. Delano Strachen October 4, 2014 The question I ask myself. How can I tell the difference between a limit and a limitation. Delano Strachen May 4, 2014 Verbal Selfie. Opportunities exist in time. It's like a train. Which is why timing is everything. So if you got rid of the physical aspect of the train, what remains is transport. Missing the train or the boat has new meaning. So following the analogy you can't miss them because you didn't buy a ticket. You are unprepared. Or you arrived late. There is a difference between opportunity and fantasy. Your choice. I have to catch some different vehicles. Delano Strachen March 30, 2015. @Mzuri thanks for asking. I was searching for the quote on Facebook to answer you. What I found was the above quotes, which span a period of almost a year. Which was a transitional period between two major shifts in my life. That period being different from what came before and what followed after it was over. So it was a question that took me 7 years to resolve. Am I okay? I don't have a one word answer. Do you prefer a short. medium or realy loooong answer? Pioneer is not delusional he doesn't believe he is right he thinks that he is right. I would say of his positions are irrational yet logical, since they have an egocentric consistency. You can also be hopeful for something that you will never attain Cynique is not delusional, she can only be mistaken. since she is not emotional invested in the truth of her statement. I would say Cynique is disinvested in Pioneer.
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  15. You're too deluded to realize you're deluded.
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  16. ***************************************************************************** You know you give a damn. *****************************************************************************
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  17. 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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  18. I agree, Troy runs an excellent forum. It's one of the things that has kept me on here for years. I've said over and over again that I'm surprised it doesn't do more traffic since social media is so restrictive and is so quick to ban people. With all of the forums on this one site.... What's stopping people from signing up, starting a thread and then posting back and forth on it like a chat room? Only difference is it may be a little slower to submit comments. I haven't seen any limits on the pages of a thread...people could potentially have a thread full of a thousand posts. I don't have to worry and say "Blk" instead of "Black" or "Wht" instead of "White" or avoid saying the word "vaccine" for fear of it getting caught up in some algorithm Plus, unlike Twitter or Youtube...where some unknown figure is sending you warnings and stikes....you can easily just e-mail Troy about a problem. But many of our people love to follow the crowd. They love to go where the "action" is and follow their friends around.
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  19. https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2021/09/diet-could-affect-coronavirus-risk-according-to-mgh-study/
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  20. ************************************************** @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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  21. ********************************************* @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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  22. ************************************************** @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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  23. @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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  24. I knew they say she was killed either playing the piano or singing but I forgot exactly which one. She was actually killed by a crazy Black dude. A damn shame. Both her and Dr. King's father should have been protected. They should have had around the clock security at their church and residence for the rest of their lives, even BEFORE Dr. King was assasinated. This wasn't just a failure on the part of the government to protect the family of a national figure, but it was also a failure of the AfroAmerican community for not properly protecting the family of one of our own iconic figures. What happened to brother Malcolm's wife was just as bad if not worse. I think she was burned to death by her own grandson.
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  25. Mzuri Hello dear. Everything is not well with me, but most things are...lol. I'm not gonna forsake great in search of perfection Obviously I don't share your political views but I'm impressed with your post because I didn't realize you had so much political and historic insight. I don't listen to Don Lemon btw...I think his a mascot for CNN. A token negro male they can point to to claim diversity.
    2 points
  26. I think the current theory was that a catastrophic meteor event wiped out the dinosaurs, but still this may be part of the "grand design," God's way of rebooting the planet.
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  27. Mzuri Also, people need to understand that MARRIAGE and WEDDINGS aren't the same thing. The wedding is just the CEREMONY And like most ceremonies, it's a way for rich people to get together and spend money showing the society HOW MUCH money they can spend doing "the most" and being extravagant with food, drinks, music, dressing up, ect..... WEDDINGS were designed by wealthy people for wealthy people to flaunt their wealth but at some point poor people started having weddings trying to IMITATE what they saw. Poor people...in their IGNORANCE...saw the wealthy throwing big parties and coveted it and started getting thousands of dollars in debt throwing big wedding parties THEMSELVES trying to imulate what they saw rich people do. Only for the marriage to end within 5 years, usually over FINANCIAL problems. Business arrangement or not, I would lose my mind knowing that my husband was getting down with somebody else. I am too possessive for that. Yeah, well you may "lose your mind" initially...lol....but I bet if your husband was RICH ENOUGH and bought you enough cars, clothes, jewelry, and even let you have a few "boy toys" of your own to spend time with -you'd FIND your mind real quick, lol Infact, WHATEVER you lost you'd probably stop looking for while enjoying yourself at the weekly trips to the spa that he pays for you....lol. . "Guuuurl, I can't BELIEVE that negro actually brought her up in the HOUSE last night! I told him she ain't gonna sleep in MY bed! Not with ME in it! I told him he better take that skeezer down stairs, she ain't coming up here!"
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  28. Daniel I am laughing and shaking my head at the same time. It’s maniacal and frightening at the same time. I believe it's true, based on my observations. Troy I haven't taken anyone I've met on a message board or social media SO seriously that I have to use an "ignore" app or and block out their posts just to tolerate the environment. Looking past their content is enough for me.
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  29. Ofcourse we are approaching the end of the world. As soon as you BEGIN most worlds on this planet....you're approaching the end of it. Just like when a person is born....they approach death. The questions we should be asking are: -WHAT is a "world"? -WHICH world are we talking about? -And exactly WHEN will it end? A world is NOT the planet but a world is a system that controls much of the human activity ON the planet; kind of like how the operating system is on a computer. I believe the "world" that controls most of this planet right now is the Caucasian World that started thousands of years ago. I'm not sure when it will end. I've heard many dates and time frames like 2000, 2012, 2020, ect..., but at my age and from what I've seen.....I can't call it until I gather more facts and evidence to predict how much more time Caucasians have left to rule things.
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  30. https://twitter.com/Hardcore888/status/1437089180090314752?s=04
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  31. Mzuri You can still share your enlightened thoughts with the rest of us even if this anonymous person books up and never returns. Comments like THAT make posting worthwhile...lol As to the one drop rule, why does it only apply to Blackness, why can't the one drop rule apply to whiteness, like if my great-great-grandmother were white, why couldn't I be considered as a white person? Actually in Spanish and Arab nations...IT DOES. In British colonized nations like the U.S., Canada, and Jamaica...any Black ancestry got you labled Black...and any Native American ancestry got you labled Native American. Which is why you have so many White looking people who STILL identity as Black or Native American in America through out history. However in Spanish nations like Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Peru..if you had ANY Spanish ancestry..it got you labeled Spanish no matter how Black or Indian you looked. You no longer got labeld Negro or Indio...but Hispanic. You weren't TREATED the same as the White Spaniard, but officially you were considered Spanish because of your Spanish ancestry. Especially if that Spanish ancestor was a male. This is one of the reasons a lot of Black Latinos don't identify with us as Black Americans. Many consider themselves Spanish. It's not necessarily their fault but the system they were raised in. Halle Berry believes in the one drop rule. She is mulatto, had a baby with a white man, the baby is a quadroon, but Halle says the child is Black. Which I don't agree with. Drake is the same way. He is mixed himself and has a child with a White woman and is probably gonna call that child Black. There children should be referred to as as QUADROONS (1/4 Black and 3/4 White)....not Black See, this is what happened to many of the Native Americans. They're REAL Native ancestry kept getting drowned out by White blood to the point many of them are actually White with only 1/16th Native ancestry. If you are only PART Black...in the words of Joe Biden...YOU AIN'T BLACK...in my opinion. Plus don't leave out the NATIVE AMERICAN most AfroAmericans have in them to various degrees. This is why I use the term "AfroAmerican". It's an ethnic term that encompasses our various colors and combinations despite how we look..as long as you have African ancestry.
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  32. 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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  33. Didn't know magnavox was bought out in 1974 , they were making versions of their game system until 1978. interesting. Didn't know coleco meant the conneticut leather company:) Photo information in 1977, magnavox/atari/coleco all USA based companies dominated the gaming market. A telling thing that all three corporations are gone. in 1982, Atari was the distanced leader, while three other usa based makers , mattel had joined, aside japan's nintendo were all equal as second. Atari is an interesting story. 1985, all the usa makers plans with their systems all were negative,in comparison to nintendo's vision. this is the key year. all four Atari/Coleco/Magnavox/MAttel needed to come together and make one system or at least rethink their strategy together as they are all based in the usa and are losing significantly to a non statian firm. 1987, when you look at Sega or NEC they came in as Nintendo had an unrivaled competitor. the usa firms for various reasons were mismanaged in their strategy or finance and wasn't competing and thus it opened the market for more japanese firms to get involved. 1992, this has been very helpful to see the industrial change. in 1992 by console sales, Atari was still the third biggest maker in the gaming industry... A firm based in NYC. Born in the west coast but by now, owned by a firm in nyc. 1994, when you look at the video gaming industry today and you realize that Magnavox/Coleco/Mattel/Atari ,all are usa based and all are losing to a group of japanese led firms in Nintendo/Sega/NEC and Sony starting that year, it says alot about industrial management. Why couldn't they come together to try something, something. wow! The owners quit on the idea didn't they? 1996, Nintendo/Sega/Sony all japanese dominate the video gaming market. Atari is still 4th. Hell, Atari join with NEC. I have real problem with the 4th biggest firm in a market , not having any sort of viable plan. 2002, microsoft came in, but I am looking at Atari/Coleco/Mattel/Magnavox/NEC , I don't recall Microfot involving them at all. 4 usa based firms, with properties, video game properties, Microsoft didn't think they warranted getting their properties or working with them or former engineers developers from their time. I even include NEC, why not. you are the last entry, coming real later. Consider that Microsoft was founded in 1975. So they were founded in an era when usa gaming companies was at the top. It took them a long time to want to join the video gaming industry? odd and explains with their lack of interest in aligning with older competitors the fact that they have not made a dollar on consoles. 2006 Sony accepted selling playstation three with a lose of 240 dollars per console, that is over half the price of the system. Very bad business model in my view. And I think sony has never stopped trying to make some high priced system be worth so much even the affordable buyer risks getting it 2019, a great lesson in industrial history here, thanks to MErgirl Dunne of Black Games ELite
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  34. ************************************************************************************ She wrote a whole book about Blacks not being allowed to bear arms in 1723. Why would they be? Of course whitey was afraid if he gave a Black man a gun he would turn around and shoot him with it. That is probably the sentiment today. I know that I would avoid a Negro that I thought was carrying a gun. And I definitely wouldn't give him one. I disagree with her comment in the video where she says something to the effect of White people being afraid of Blacks just because. No, people are afraid of Blacks because they are running around shooting other people, and each other for no valid reason, and acting crazy in general. I'm so glad that thugs don't read because this book would just give them another excuse to shoot more people. ************************************************************************************
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  35. ************************************************************************************ @Pioneer1 Greg Kelly on NewsMax features a Black person, usually a child, that was killed by gun violence on every one of his shows. Joy Reid has a huge platform but all she does is sit up there and bash the deplorables instead of providing useful information or doing something constructive. If she cares so much about missing Black women, she should feature them and shut her yap. I forgot, is she the one that's your tootsie roll? ************************************************************************************
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  36. Discipline isn't popular. Hope seems more inspirational and wish seems more magical. Religion gives hope genii give wishes. I am not certain if reality is objective.
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  37. Not just wrong but outrageously inhumane. But do you know who I blame the MOST for how the Ayitian people are being treated down there? AfroAmericans. Because AfroAmericans from Texas and Louisanna should be the first ones down there to offer food, water, and medical assistance to our brothers and sisters down there. It's enough Black churches in Houston alone to show some love to the 14,000 people stranded down there. AOC went down to the border to visit fellow Latinos and show them some love and care. What's up with the Black congress people? Where are they? Where are the Black celebrities? Ofcourse what the plans of the Administration are racist...as was the Administration before it...but where is the Black political RESISTENCE to it? Are they speaking up on it or is CNN the only ones addressing the issue? Some people say that life isn't fair. However as I've gotten older I realized how FAIR life is. Most people just don't know the rules And as injust as this society is....there's a certain amount of fairness even in it too! Wheels that don't squeak...don't get oiled. Too often AfroAmericans IGNORE problems, especially when it's happening to someone else and not themselves personally...and then when they end up in the same trouble..want to complain. No one is stopping atleast SOME of the MILLIONS of Black folks who live in Texas from going down there and helping those people out and maybe...MAYBE...the show of support will make the government change it's too. Even when it comes to Ayiti itself....who's stopping Black politicians from demanding that assistance to that nation and Ayitian Nation building doesn't become a national priority? They just aren't focused on it. I was on social media today and there was barely a WORD about this from other Black content creators in this issue. This is one of the reasons so many don't respect the slogan "Black Lives Matter".....they see the hypocrisy in many of those chanting it.
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  38. Troy Well....I think you may have a point. Perhaps that DOES put him in the man-o-sphere category. He just does so much ELSE besides hook bruthaz up with African women I didn't see him as that.
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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. Lol....I'd rather watch CARLTON from the Fresh Prince dance...instead of stiff ass Obama. Although I must admit he did a good Al Green at one event. He can sing better than he can dance...which doesn't say much.
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  44. Normally I delete these types of messages, but I decided to let this one through … why not?
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  45. It seems to me she could shave at least a 10th of a second off her time by ditching the wig…
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