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  1. The email below was sent to me by the Wall Street Journal. Now You can guess the skin color of the people and social economic status of the people exempt from the rules Facebook imposes on the rest of us. Why Black people (any people really) continue to willingly provide free content to enrich Facebook AND subject themselves to this is beyond me: Mark Zuckerberg has publicly said Facebook allows its more than nearly three billion users to speak on equal footing with the elites of politics, culture and journalism, and that its standards of behavior apply to everyone, no matter their status or fame. In private, the company has built a system that has exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules, according to company documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. At times, the documents show, the system has protected public figures whose posts contain harassment or incitement to violence, violations that would typically lead to sanctions for regular users. A 2019 internal review of the program, marked attorney-client privileged, found such favoritism to be both widespread and “not publicly defensible.” In a written statement, Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said criticism of the program was fair, but added that the system “was designed for an important reason: to create an additional step so we can accurately enforce policies on content that could require more understanding.” Facebook knows, in acute detail, that its platforms are riddled by flaws that cause harm in the real world, according to an extensive array of internal company communications reviewed by the Journal. Moreover, the documents show, it often lacks the will or the ability to address them. This is the first in a series of articles based on those documents and on interviews with dozens of current and former employees.
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  2. https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2021/09/diet-could-affect-coronavirus-risk-according-to-mgh-study/
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  3. ************************************************** @Delano This is an informative article so thanks for posting it. I think it is amazing that we can boost our immune systems by eating more healthy foods, and that we can even fend off a severe case of COVID. Most plant-based foods are not that expensive so there’s no valid reason why people are not eating more of them. I understand that everyone doesn't have access to fresh produce but most people do and we can even grow some of our own. This is a great motivator for us to eat better. **************************************************
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  4. Former. Football. Player. Herschel. Walker. Wants. To. Be. The,,Next,Black. Georgia. Senator. He. Wants. To. Challenge. Senator. Pastor. Warnock .Herschel. Walker. Supports. Trump. I ,Think. Trump. Is. Supporting. Herschel. Walker. To. Be. A. Republican. Senator. In. The. Next. Election. Idiot. Supporting A,,Idiot. But. He. Has. As. Much. Experience. As. Pastor. Warnock. ,Did. Maybe. Kanye. West. Will. Return. And. Try. To. Get. Elected ,,With. All. These. Irritating. Black. Entertainment. Dramas. ,Black. ,,Award. Shows. No. Voices. Heard. On. How. To. Stop. Black. ,Genocide. In. Black. Communities. Street. Gangs. Murdering. Black,People. Children. In. The. Streets. Crack. Houses. Pimp ,Houses. ,Preachers. Stealing. Money. To. Buy. Cars. Mansions,Not,Uplifting. Poor. Black. Communities. Black. Churches,NAACP. Black. Political. Not. Doing. Anything. ,Herschel,,Walker. Might. Get. Some. Black. Votes. ,Last. Year,,Black. ,People. Were. Supporting. Trump. On. The. News. There. Were ,,Blacks. For. Trump. Signs. ...!!
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  5. ********************************************* @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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  6. ************************************************** @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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  7. @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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  8. 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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  9. 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.
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  10. What about people using the term "Black Twitter" as if it's a separate and Black owned social media platform? That's what I thought when I first heard the term. I kept hearing Black people say "Black Twitter is doing this" and "Guess who's trending on Black Twitter". I was looking for a way to SIGN UP for Black Twitter and a friend told me, that's just the name for the Black community OF Twitter....lol But the way so many negroes kept saying it made it seem as if it was somehow owned and operated by us.
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  11. 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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  12. 1963. Black. Church. Bombing. In. Birmingham. .4. Girls. Murdered ,,One. Girl. Was. Blinded. ..All. These ,,Years. Later. This. Racist. ,,Violence. Could. Happen. At. Any. Time. White. Christian. Terrorist ,Planning. To. Return. To. Washington. D. C. On. Saturday. .....,This,Year. 25. Years. Ago. The. Murder. Of. Rapper. And. Actor,,Tupac. Shakur. . A. Tragic. Loss. He. Was. Talented. I. Read,There. Are Theories. But. No. Arrest. ...
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  14. Mzuri This is the issue that Biden’s $3.5 Trillion budget should address. Where are these people going after they are evicted? If they don’t have money to cover their current living expenses then how are they going to make a move. Many of them are going to the streets and to jail, but perhaps that was the plan all along anyway. Put people in a desperate situation to where they're willing to do any type of work for any wage just to survive, or end up in prison being forced to work at slave wages. They've been pushing much of the population in that direction since the 80s with Reaganomics. This eviction moratorium just EXCELERATED what was already happening. This is going to be a nightmare and I feel so sorry for the people caught up in it because once you are homeless it is very difficult to recover. I've been homeless before. I was younger then and found different ways to survive and eventually became a community activist out of it. A lot of homeless people are elderly, disabled, and/or have mental problems that prevent them from functioning properly even if they have GOOD home. So imagine how well they function with the added burden of not having any shelter to rest their bodies and minds in. Most of the shelters around the nation are crowded and dangerous. When you see people sleeping under bridges and in alleys you wonder why don't they just go to a shelter. But most shelters in the U.S. are FULL and aren't taking in new people, and others are very dangerous full of violent criminals who just got out and can't stay anywhere else BUT there...and a disabled or elderly person too sick or weak to work is usually too sick or weak to fight off the thugs. We are all screwed. Not all of us. However that's what happens when you raise a society of boys to grow up to be men who sit on the couch playing video games and smoking weed. In past generations the young men would be out in the streets flipping over cars and raising hell over the conditions of society. But today....as long as they can score some weed and have their vaping pipe and cell phone....they're cool. They spend their money smoking weed and looking for someone to live off of. And now the people THEY are staying with are looking for somebody to live off us. A nation of beggars and couch surfers. With the immigrants working and saving and keeping things operating. P.S. You are easy today agreeing with my comments. Lol...'cuz you caught me on a nice Sunday afternoon!
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  15. Mzuri There are just too many problems with this pandemic, it is out of control and there’s not much that can be done at this point. There's a whole lot that can be done. You just don't have enough people in office willing to do it. And too much of the population THEMSELVES don't seem to be willing to do what it takes to get this virus under control. They hear about people getting sick and dying and they look at it as "somebody else's problem"...not theirs. Their focus is on making money and having fun. Until THEY get sick. The main problem is that most citizens are oblivious to what is really going on. They are content to get ALL their news from CNN and the like when those supposed “news” sources are either withholding actual news or outright spreading misinformation. When you try to point things out to them, the first thing they say is, “I am not watching Fox News.” That’ fine, but change the channel sometimes. Totally agree with you. I don't trust either channel at this point because both of them seem to be working togther to push an agenda. One channel is pushing the needle on people and the other channel is pushing death itself by telling people to go around mask free and live their lives like nothing is wrong. Both are promoting death and disease. Biden’s main campaign promise was all about getting COVID-19 under control, how is that going to happen with open borders, COVID-positive migrants getting transported throughout the nation, Afghans coming here, Chinese nationals infiltrating our corporations and institutions, and the citizens have no idea about what is really going on? Again, total agreement with you. I've said since a year ago how in the hell are they gonna get the virus under control and have a "shut down" while the borders are still open and people are pouring in by the hundreds of thousands with all kinds of diseases. They aren't testing these people because they supposedly don't know they're coming in! Even before the Pandemic, people who were here illegally had diseases and would still work WHILE being sick because that's what they came to do...work. So they were spreading diseases around. Down in Texas, every week you're hearing about them catching 20,000 illegals under a bridge or a 40 of them killed in a truck accident while being smuggled across roads, or 80,000 of them packed together naked in a motel. They are bringing them in as REPLACEMENTS because so many Americans are refusing to work under unsanitary and dangerous conditions. Also they are expecting so many millions of citizens who DO go back to work to get sick and die or just get too sick to work...they're already bringing in their replacements. Same thing with the Afghans and Chinese...bringing them in as REPLACEMENTS. They've been doing that for decades anyway. Now with the moratorium over and so many people being kicked out of their homes....they're making room for REPLACEMENT WORKERS to have a place to stay when they come here to work.
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  16. ******************************************************* Your recommendations are nice but they are just pipe dreams. There are just too many problems with this pandemic, it is out of control and there’s not much that can be done at this point. The main problem is that most citizens are oblivious to what is really going on. They are content to get ALL their news from CNN and the like when those supposed “news” sources are either withholding actual news or outright spreading misinformation. When you try to point things out to them, the first thing they say is, “I am not watching Fox News.” That’ fine, but change the channel sometimes. You have 500 channels but you stay stuck on stupid. Did CNN report on this: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9980015/26-Lancet-scientists-trashed-theory-Covid-leaked-Chinese-lab-links-Wuhan.html Next problem is that the pandemic and the vaccine have been politicized. Comments like this weren’t helpful: Biden’s main campaign promise was all about getting COVID-19 under control, how is that going to happen with open borders, COVID-positive migrants getting transported throughout the nation, Afghans coming here, Chinese nationals infiltrating our corporations and institutions, and the citizens have no idea about what is really going on? I could go on and on but I won’t. https://www.chinaownsus.com/ We are all doomed unless people wake up and educate themselves. *******************************************************
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  17. ….just a few years after Dr. King himself was killed.
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  18. No need the Drugs and the Lifestyle killed George Floyd. Let us not forget he was engaged in passing counterfeit money. Addiction was the end of Mr Floyd. He predicted that in his book How to Get Rich. It’s because they stuck on Democrats.
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  19. 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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  20. ************************************************** Oh... Dear,, Should. We. Set. Up: A. Go-Fund-Me? So. That, Harry.. Can/ Type,, His• Harry-Type? **************************************************
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  21. @Mzuri not bad, the correct form of Harry-type does not include carriage returns, line feeds, or extra spaces. You also need to add some gratuitous ellipses and comma. Like so : 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. Dr Francis Cress Welsing said that Black people shouldn't get married and have children until they were over 30. I have mixed feelings over that but I understand her point. Most Black people in THIS society aren't mentally mature enough to handle relationships and child rearing until after 30....and many aren't ready for it after that. Black people are TAUGHT dysfunction in this society. This is one of the reasons I have so much love and respect for the Nation of Islam. It takes adult Black men and women who have been broken by a system designed to make them dysfunctional...and teaches them responsibility, adulthood, and how to be functional members of society. In other words....they help clean up the mess this system has made of so many of our people.
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  23. Mzuri Actually I wasn't even thinking about you reporting it when I was posting....lol. I'm certain you didn't have any evil intentions behind mentioning Michaels drug use, but I believe many of those in the media DO. These racists in the media will use any excuse to assassinate the character of Black folks. They'll take every opportunity...from reporting drug overdoses, to reporting looters, to reporting mothers leaving babies in hot cars to die......ANY excuse they can to show a Black person in a negative light. I heard about Fuquan and almost forgot about him until you brought him up. I didn't know much about him except that he was a comedian out in L.A. Certainly is a lot of relatively young Black celebrities (along with Hank Aaron) dying this year.
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  24. I just read the news a little while ago....sad. May our brother have peace and comfort on the Other Side. I don't like the way so much of the media reported him having a heroin overdose and reported the drugs he allegedly had around him. That was very disrespectful in my opinion. They don't do this with White celebrities who overdosed. It takes them damn near a month to "determine the cause" of why 20 year old Josh died and even then they may never report his drug use. I'm also wondering could it be something else that may have taken his life...........
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  25. Pioneer plays the role of scholar, but he either is a deceiver or spiritually blind. He quotes and mimics intelligence quite well, but he gives the impression of being bereft of wisdom. Some would say an educated fool.
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  26. Still trippin' off those earlier clips of Gladys Knight! The woman was fine as all GET OUT when she was younger. She doesn't look bad now, but she was SOMETHING SCRUMPTIOUS back then...didn't know it until I saw those clips. So I guess this brother was before Don Cornelius and Soul Train. There was another brother out in Oakland....I forget his name....but he also had a nice little show going on that was getting to be pretty main stream. He had Paul Mooney on the show and Paul had an AFRO...lol...so it had to be pretty far back in the day. I'm thinking late 60s.
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  27. Chev I agree. I'm a PanAfricanist and believe both groups should come together for the betterment of the Black race. However you have a lot of people in the ADOS and FBA movements who don't like Africans or Caribbeans and a few even go around the internet stirring up trouble between the two.
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  28. Chev Lol....sheeeeeyit, are you old enough to SWIM? If you're old or young enough to swim and throw a ball.....then you're old enough to participate
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  29. I knew MLK's mother was murdered. i remember when it happened. i always thought it was peculiar that so little attention was given to this truly tragic event. She seemed to have been a very innocuous figure in this famous family. Never honored nor given a lot of attention. This family was wracked by tragedy. King's oldest daughter, Yolanda, died suddenly at 52 years old. And i believe his brother drowned. None of these events which occurred after his death, ever garnered a lot of press coverage. Strange.
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  30. LOL @Pioneer1 Do you know how old I am!? For real though, I am just beginning to do a life style adjustment and I have done a little aerobics and it feels good!
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  31. Daniel Don’t know don’t care. It’s irrelevant. I'm surprised to hear that. Most Republicans DELIGHT to hear when a Democrat is caught in a lie or mistake. But with this one, not only do you ignore it but you declare it irrelevant. Listen.... You're acting mighty "funny" when it comes to Kamala Harris, lol. I think you got a thing for her. I think you got a crush on her and just want to see her in ANY kind of office...lol I think you just luuuuuuuuuv you some Kammy! "My milk shakes bring all the boys to the yard!"
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  32. 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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  33. Actually he produced the movie “Uncle Tom: The Movie”. It had the late Herman Cain in it. I agree that many White Republicans are of no different opinion of Blacks than Democrats. I however see that Larry has a real chance of winning if the recall is accomplished. The Democrats have more antipathy towards Larry Elder than Republicans. The primary reason is Larry has escaped the Leftist Mental Concentration Camp. Also many Establishment Blacks would be seething once he wins. This is the wrong position though. We need as many Black Faces as possible in all positions.
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  34. Daniel You and I both know that Larry "Fox News Contributor" Elder will NOT be Governor of California. They're using that negro as a mascot and making fun of him. The Republican party would nominate Caytlin Bruce Jenner as the Republican Nominee before letting Elder get anywhere NEAR the Governorship They are about 95% sure he's an Uncle Tom...lol...but that 5% is enough to make the worry what he'd do if a Black man got in such a powerful position. Larry is an OLD SCHOOL Tom....lol. The kind I remember when I was a kid. The kind who would twist their lips all to the side and talk corny and funny with no base in their voice ATTEMPTING to talk proper and sounding even more foolish...lol. If they REALLY wanted to "Tom" it up....they'd go to work with their nappy hair parted to the side trying to imitate Caucasians...lol.
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  35. I support Herchel and Larry Elder. I feel that Black representatives which offer a different perspective is need and natural. We have a whole continent of Black folks with different ideology. Why shouldn’t that occur here?
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  36. Do you understand the meaning of both quotes? If you are an infinite creator you can do what you like. He can destroy the Earth a thousand times over and it would mean as little as a potter making a clay pot.
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  37. https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/Isaiah 45%3A9 via @biblegateway “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, ‘What makest thou?’ or thy work, ‘He hath no hands’?
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  38. I didn't know they even SOLD movies at the Dollar Tree. You're making me want to run down to the nearest Dollar Tree and browse for some movies...and other items while I'm there. I LOVE Dollar Trees. First of all the products tend to be BETTER than Family Dollar or Dollar General and MUCH cheaper. Plus the stores are usually bigger and laid out much better and more open. Family Dollar and Dollar General are rip offs. I don't even know why they're open or why people shop in them. As far as this brother goes............. Jamaicans speak English; I don't know WHAT language that brother was singing in. Was it Hebrew? It certainly didn't sound like Hebrew or any Jamaican Patois that I've heard of. Sounds like he was just making rhythmic sounds for White folks to bop to.
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  39. Chev I don't believe I do that. Trust me..lol...you do, from time to time. But I don't believe that drugs have altered the brain to a great degree 'alone'. I feel that there are so many other factors as well, that have been a negative affect on Black people, and some of it has been brought about by our own actions as well. I actually agree with this statement 100%. See.... Like I said; you don't ALWAYS deny reality, just SOMETIMES when it comes to religious discussions.
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  41. I watched a few minutes then a couple of questions. Yeah I am good.
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  42. In addition to me being proudly African-American, my great grandmother was Indigenous Sami - she was one of the many Sami people who fled Scandinavia to escape the genocide that was occurring at the hands of White oppressors who infiltrated their lands. Many people can tell that I'm "mixed with something", but don't know who the Sami are. lol It's kind of a random mixture/heritage - considering most people in America are a mix of White/Black and maybe a little Native American. So when you say "Sami", you really have to explain the history and educate people each time. lol. But it's kinda cool because they always seem intrigued by the story since it's completely new to them. And are open to hearing about the history.
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  43. I. Read. This. Month. Singer. R. Kelly. Trial. Begins..He. Is. Accused,Of, Sex. Crimes. Abusing. Girls. And. Women. Accused. Of,Child. Pornography. Racketeering. Criminal. Enterprises. And. ,,Paying. Victims. To. Be. Silent. ......If. Guilty. He. Should. Be. Behind,Bars. ..Black. Street. Pimps , Prostitute. Women. And. ,,Teenage. Girls. In. The. Streets. Black. Preachers. Have. Been. ,Caught. With. Prostitutes. ,Have. Gotten. Teenage. Girls. ,,Pregnant ,,Are. In. Prison. For. Raping. Children. Murdering. Their. Wives. ,,Stealing. Church,Money ,. Going. On. Shopping. Sprees ,. Buying. Rich. Cars ,Not. Uplifting. Poor. Black. Communities. The., Black.,Man,, In,America. ,,Think. Of. Ways. To. Genocide. The. Black. Community. And. Black,People. Every. Day. ...
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  44. There seems to be no functional relationship or cooperation on sustained basis between different communities of black people in the United States in the struggle against racism: African Americans, Africans, and Afro-Caribbeans. The initiative in the quest for solidarity among these groups seems to come from us, African Americans, although black people from Africa and from the Caribbean who come to the United States as immigrants and as students face the same problems we do as victims of racism. Solidarity with Africans on our part was demonstrated during the struggle against apartheid when African-Americans mobilized forces across the United States to support black people in South Africa in their quest for racial justice. But it was also, and this was a rare occasion on their part, demonstrated by Africans in a number of countries such as Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa – as well as others – where there was a public display of outrage against the brutal execution of George Floyd by a white racist police officer Derek Chauvin in May 2020. African leaders also expressed a collective sentiment against Floyd's murder when they issued a statement as members of the African Union, a continental organization representing African governments, condemning this lynching of a black man in the land of “the free.” What we have is a global problem black people face in every country as victims of racism more than anybody else; a harsh reality that was even acknowledged by the United Nations Human Rights Council when it issued a statement in July 2020 condemning the victimization of Africans and people of African origin round the globe. The resolution was passed after a group of African nations called for robust action to be taken against such abuse and brutalization of black people worldwide following the death of George Floyd. George Floyd's brother also spoke at the conference. The United States withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council in 2018 for obvious reasons. It is as if we are victims of a global conspiracy against us as blacks especially when you see many people of other races also don't like us. Look at the brutal attacks on African students in India, China and Russia; also attacks and even murder of black people in Arab countries of North Africa. I even remember when President Jerry Rawlings of Ghana flew to Libya in a Ghanaian plane to take his people back home to Ghana because they were being brutalized and killed in a country whose leader during that time, Muammar Gaddafi, pretended he was truly a fellow African like black people and wanted Africa to unite under one government. There are even videos of such brutal attacks on Africans in India, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, and elsewhere on Youtube. Africans are also victims of racism even in their own countries even today; for example, in Tanzania, where Indians, Chinese, white immigrants from South Africa and other non-blacks, as employers and even in other settings, insult, mistreat, and dehumanize black people in their own native land. See, for example, an article by Charles Makakala, a Tanzanian, “Workplace Racism Is an Issue in Tanzania: How Should You Address It?”, “Tanzania: Guest Alleges Racial Discrimination at Sunrise Beach Resort,” excluding blacks; and “Racism Rears Ugly Head on Tanzania Tourism.” An American professor, Richard Schroeder, was shocked when he went to Tanzania and witnessed how whites from South Africa who moved to Tanzania after the end of formal apartheid as businessmen and as investors, insulted and mistreated black people in Tanzania in the same way they did in South Africa during apartheid and even called them “kaffirs,” a very offensive term meaning “niggers” and more than that, as he stated in his book “Africa After Apartheid: South Africa, Race, and Nation in Tanzania,” published in 2012. I have had a strong interest in Tanzania since the days of President Mwalimu Julius Nyerere because of his strong Pan-Africanist credentials, including embracing African Americans as fellow Africans and even inviting them to work in Tanzania and because of his strong support for liberation movements in southern Africa during white minority rule together with his commitment and determination to chart out a new course for Africa as a whole to achieve genuine liberation and independence using African solutions derived from African political thought and philosophy. I was equally impressed by and drawn to Ghana when Kwame Nkrumah was president with strong Pan-Africanist credentials like Nyerere. I believe the main reason black people from Africa and the Caribbean who are in the United States don't want to unite with African Americans to publicly condemn and fight racism is that they believe life for them in this country is far better than it is in their home countries in spite of racism. Some of them even dismiss racism as a minor problem or not one at all as long as they have jobs and earn a living even if not very comfortably. Yet when whites see them, they seem them as just black people like us; which they are. Even if they wore labels to identify themselves as “not black Americans,” whites and other non-blacks would still see them the same way: just black people. And they face the same problems we do. One example is Godfrey Mwakikagile from Tanzania who has written a book as a victim of racism in his home country, especially when he was growing up during British colonial rule, and also as a victim of racism in the United States. Even some of the white American Peace Corps who went to work in Africa in different areas including teaching in the 1960s and thereafter were not free from racial prejudice as the author witnessed and as he explains in his book which you can read here: https://sites.google.com/site/intercontinentalbookcentre/reflections-on-race-relations-a-personal-odyssey
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  45. In my old neighborhood too. I remember watching boys climb up on top of garages and do flips off of them...and adults would watch them do it, laid back with a bottle of malt liquor in their laps,
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  46. I have never heard of the "Mansphere." I have not looked it up either, sop I have no opinion of it.
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  47. Normally I delete these types of messages, but I decided to let this one through … why not?
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  48. 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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