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    {Looking around like the last guy on Earth surveying his surroundings after a nuclear holocaust or the Rapture.} Since @harry brown has posted recently, I presume the site is not broken. Indeed, in the time that it took me to write this 16 people have visited this forum: I guess the period between Palm Sunday and Easter is really slow around here. Maybe everyone is on spring break (actually mine starts Friday). Or maybe, more ominously, social media's domination and control over the online conversation is now complete. Does that mean I can't communicate with my people unless I go to Facebook... Lawd help me!
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    Good morning. I am still alive and kicking. Just trying to assess whether I'm coming or going which is not new for me. I sometimes have the tendency to lose steam after going full pursuit of some goal. That is my Achilles heel. Add to this the fact that I don't simply have "a bump in the road" when it comes to adversity. I encounter "ROAD BLOCKS". In any event, I must confess that I am in a phase of my life where I am losing faith in everything. How odd is it to age and to realize that your dream really was the impossible one. It is 7 am and I am heading out on a three day road trip to clear my head. Will be touch when I shake my demons. Peace
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    @Pioneer1 you've missed the point. Don't you see that the video I shared is part of a strategy to get a wage increase? You are speaking as if the professors are complete morons without agency. In the short time I've been teaching my wages have increased twice once retroactively resulting in a 4 figure check. Not a ton of money, but what i make working part time, from home, is the more than what some wage earners make working full time. The adjuncts are unionized. I posted the video because the claim we make poverty wages is hyperbolic and I thought it might be interesting to share my story of poverty 🙂 Look, no one will get rich being adjunct, but poverty is a bit extreme. Again, it is a part time job and if it is your only source of income, living in NYC, then yeah, you are in for a world of hurt.... Of course I also feel more resources should be directed to education.
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    I'm just uninspired and unmotivated. 'Don't have anything to say and am becoming indifferent to all the crap going on in the world. The whole political scene is cock-eyed and discouraging. Elsewhere, I couldn't care less about the fire that razed the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, a fiery holocaust that struck me as being karma for the hypocrisy and corruption within the Catholic church. i'm suspended in a zone which regularly reminds me of how out-of-kilter my sphere of existence is as things are still disappearing, then materializing in a familiar place days later, - this along with weird examples of syncronicity between unexpected occurrences. I'm also like a time traveler as my memories and dreams constantly return to the distant past. And the weather. Below freezing temps and ground covered with snow one day, then 70 degrees and sunny 2 days later...rash of fatal accidents in the area with drivers going the wrong way on Chicago's expressway, plowing into oncoming traffic...my grandson's dog becoming more attached to me, always wanting to hang out in my room...in-laws suddenly back in my life. Craziness. . The return of "Game of Thrones" did break through and pique my interest, and looking forward to seeing how it comes out is one of the few things that captivates my focus, along with the Reconstruction era documentaries airing on PBS. Oh, well. Hopefully, i'll snap out of it.
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    @Cynique I hear you. If you don't do it I'll do it for you :-) It would be best with your input. It would be interesting to read you take on GOT after the series ends. Yes the violence and the sex was gratuitous. In the later seasons they seemed to have back off on the sex and no one died in the season opener so... My kid and her coworkers have a pool and chart for who will die first this season. So far those who picked no one are winning :-) The acting and production of GOT in on the scale of a major motion picture. My favorite character is Tyrion Lannister, that dwarf is too cool! But was he too trust of his conniving and incestuous sister? @Delano I was not familiar with the series American Gods it looks worth checking out. But I don't have access to Starz. I'll check to see if it is on Amazon Prime before I allow my subscription to lapse.
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    Just surfing the unconscious I have never seen Game of Thrones.
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    While Black architects produce extraordinary works, they account for only two percent of the profession in the United States. Many of their works exist in the Black community and have helped preserve and restore history and culture. Though architecture is often not associated with Black Culture, it is an integral aspect in defining a community and requires careful consideration of design, context, and resident relationships. This book explores over forty works by Black architects and their impact in the Black community. A wide variety of projects are featured, from residences of affluent African Americans, to historic churches, to memorials and museums of Black culture and history. Each work, through brief examination of its history and architecture, exhibits the magnificent work of Black architects from past to present, and provides inspiration to architects of current and future generations. Black Built - Hardcover (ISBN 978-1732965102) Black Built - Paperback (ISBN 978-1732965119)
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    Yeah I watched GOT last night. I wish they would release all the episodes so that I can binge watch the final season. Waiting a whole week for the next episode is so 20th century... Man if I did not have to wait for over a year for this season I would just wait until the end of this season to to binge. I have been watching the new season of Star Trek and it is a challenge to keep watching it is so much like a soap opera. If Michael Bernum (Spock's Black step sister) cries in again in the episode I swear I'm going to stop watching -- she was raised on Vulcan for Christ's sake... ah never mind... Well, I'm glad the site is not broken. Now how do I get all the people who register new accounts to participate? While I block more than I approve there are at least 10 to 20 new people signing up each week. In fact someone registered while I was making this post, but if history is any indicators that visitor will not post. One does not need to post to read the forums or to even post comments, so it has never been clear why someone would register and never post. If I had the resources I would try to figure out why this happens.
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    Ahhhh.....Game of Thrones. More powerful and confident (and quite violent) White men for you and Mel to appreciate and fall inlove with, lol.
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    Lol......and look at what happened to the Notre Dame Cathedral. Karma is something else, ain't it.
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    😃 I’m here! But I’ve been poking around doing research on Black authors who have written series... Then I found this other website that catalogs every series that’s ever been created. And then I realized I don’t know the names of every black author, yet I’m trying to make a comprehensive list.. so, there’s that...lol Yes, this thing is on 👋🏽
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    The implication is that disunity is a uniquely Black problem. History tells us disunity is a characteristic of humanity, not just Black people. American are not unified, Christians are not unified, white people are not unified, some families aren't even unified. Of course, I and many of us here, are concerned with Black empowerment and recognize that Black unity is an important component of our empowerment. I just wanted to point out that a focus on achieving Black unity does not mean every other group is, or has been, unified.
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    My. Beloved. And. I,Walk. Among. The. Garden. Flowers. In. The,Spring. Sun. She. As. Beautiful. As. The. Flowers. ,That,Blossom!. The. Birds. Welcoming. Spring,Sung By The,Thrushes.. As Butterflies Fly Upon The Rose Bushes.. We ,Walk Among The Cherry Blossom Trees. With A Feeling , Of,Bliss,Pleasure And Ease. . Our Love Like The ,Flowers,Grow.. Within. Our Love Warm As The Spring Sun,Rays Glow. We Embrace. And Kiss Beneath The ,Tree,Shade. Hoping Our Love Will. Never. Fade....
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    Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Ashghedom's Mom Speaks, his brother... His Relatives in Eritrea--HIS PLIGHT … Nipsey, born Ermias Asghedom to an Eritrean father and African American mother has said that he didn't know much about his Eritrean side growing up. He was influenced by Los Angeles gang culture and headed in a bad direction. At age 18, his father took him on a trip to their homeland. That’s when he changed his outlook on life. https://www.wfae.org/post/charlotte-s-eritrean-community-mourns-slain-rapper-nipsey-hussle#stream/0 VIDEO When Ermias was a child and at the age of 18-His Trip to Africa with his Father & Brother … In the mid-2000s, Nipsey turned away from the street life and began to pursue music. In his music, he preached giving back, ownership, and economic empowerment for black communities. His debut album Victory Lap was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammys. https://www.wfae.org/post/charlotte-s-eritrean-community-mourns-slain-rapper-nipsey-hussle#stream/0 Ermias's Mother, ANGELIQUE SMITH, Her Sweet Words of Comfort Ermias's Brother, Black Sam Speaks About His Brother Ermias Joseph’s MUSIC; One of His Songs from VICTORY LAP-- OVERTIME [MAILBOX MONEY] OVERCOME [MAILBOX MONEY] Lyrics... "... If it lands, thank you Jesus Christ! ..." Amazing! To think that Ermias said that he was getting 'D's and 'F's' in high school and did not get past 10th Grade to being able to buy a whole block of buildings and start a STEM program for children to meeting the president of his African homeland. What a father's love for his sons can do! Dawit--What a wonderful father to his sons!
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    The publisher of this book, Blue Nile Press, is one of the most conscious Black-owned publishing companies I'm aware of. They are the first publisher to print a book with the AALBC.com Bestseller seal on it. Besides the fact that the book is an AALBC Best Seller it provides an additional incentive for me to promote and sell the book. In June I will be in Austin, TX presenting at the Austin African American Book Festival. I will be selling this book and any other AALBC bestselling books who have the seal on it. Peace, Troy
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    Chev LOL. It was funny. But @Pioneer1 knows I love him too. Nothing but love this way sis! Del You are behind in points you wanna go some more, Cabeza de Piedra. Do I want to go some more?? That's a question for your boyfriend at night, not me...lol. Besides, you got some nerve to criticize me when...... tu comprende como loco perro......lol.
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