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  1. You do not live for any challenge. You think your fellow Blacks are beneath you. But I am one who is not. As I said before, you know little about global relations and world politics. But prattle on.
  2. I honestly knew little about who was working behind the scenes on those 1970 films. But I do know that most of the folks toiling on movie theater and TV show sets belonged to unions. A close friend of mine was an associate producer on the first Equalizer TV show. She made a decent salary. I also knew a few actors, professional comedians and Broadway show carpenters and scene set-up men. But I was still in college and working on my degree. Despite two offers for acting, I was not interested in being before the cameras.
  3. Mzuri, You seem to be quite delusional. Got any more wild claims about Vice President Kamala Harris? Got any more glowing reviews of Donald Trump, man so insecure that he lied in tax returns about the size of his apartment in Trump Tower. He wanted to impress folks so he claimed his apartment was three times the size of what it actually was. You never offered any proof of your wild claims about our Vice President. Why is that? Trump is a racist clown.
  4. Go back and read the nonsense you posted about the Black race. It's in your thread starter. You included all Blacks because you do not know how to write. You just fulminate. "The battlefield of life?" Ha ha ha ha. Dude, don't bother proselytizing to the educated and those who understand metaphors. There is no battlefield of life except for those who enjoy picking fights. Or those who stumble through their week insulting and disparaging everyone who does not measure up to some besotted ideal that's been bouncing around their skulls for a few years. What happened to you? Did some pretty Black woman dump you? Did someone with more talent ace you out of a promotion? That is usually how this self-hate begins. If this is what made you hate yourself and your people, gaze into a mirror and build up your confidence. Trying to blow out someone else's candle will never make yours shine brighter. White people are NOT superior to Blacks. And Trump is a rank idiot and a racist. You simply gaze at him in wonderment because you wish him to be your Führer.
  5. Cynique, Some of the comments I come across on here are really pitiful. So much anti-Black sentiment from people who claim to be Black. Unsubstantiated charges, repeats of decades old anti-Black tropes and a whole lot of ignorance of recent history. I am beginning to become convinced that some of these Trump supporters look at this lying, racist and clown as their god. They need to worship Massa Trump so they can be told whom to hate, whom to insult and how to grovel if they are ever going to be acceptable to him. I am not sure this is the case with all of them. But I bet a few have a secret desire to be pointed to the fields so they can live out their true dream as a subservient toady to a man they deem superior.
  6. Richard Murray, the images are portraits, not photos. I have taken and shot hundreds and hundreds of photos. As well as at least 20 weddings and countless parties, baby showers and other events. But a photographic portrait is quite different. This type of photography entails conception, discussion and finally, cooperation between a shooter and a model.
  7. The Black films of the 1970's were made so that we Black people could see ourselves on movie screens. Yes, they had plots, but they were mainly financed and produced for entertainment. Some people will read too much into bowl of corn flakes.
  8. Black people have a great number of enemies. The sad part is the increasing numbers of those in our midst who are proving just as hateful and ignorant as the ones Black people have historically had to contend with.
  9. Nels, seriously, LEARN TO READ. I posted about Republicans closing state offices to deprive Black, Latino, student and elderly would-be voters of a chance to obtain needed photo I.D's. No mention was made of any other reason that folks would need an I.D. You are simply desperate to respond to everything I post. But your problem is you are often off the mark because you do not read or understand the context of my comments. But keep loving Trump. Sign up for his new university, healthcare program and latest scam. He could probably use the money.
  10. Nels, you need to take a long nap. Do you really think Vladimir Putin cares who is the White House? You really don't understand RealPolitik at all. You simply live to attack your fellow Blacks and Democrats.
  11. I said Hattie McDaniel was the first Black to win an Oscar. Go back and read my comment. The press or the media is not trying to hide anything. History books are. Stop watching Fox News.
  12. There are Blacks who do live in Russia. In fact, many Blacks have been born there. However, I am more concerned with how a war in Ukraine may alter the lives of Blacks living and working in Eastern Europe. One thing that is certain - natural gas supplies and prices will definitely change. The Central Africa Republic, Madagascar and Egypt have all confirmed the ongoing construction of Russian military bases. And Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has confirmed that Russia has a logistics center in Eritrea. I don't know if any Ukraine war may affect these relationships or construction projects.
  13. Actually, daniellefgny, Eugenics has nothing to do with the topic of mental illness. Seriously, I have to ask you: WTF is wrong with some of you? Do you REALLY believe the majority of certain races are worthless, psychotic and just criminally minded? It is now fully apparent that Black people are not inferior to Whites. I watch few videos and I would never watch anything with Shockley speaking. I prefer reading. Because innate intelligence can be glimpsed and regarded in an individual's own words. And besides, words are what allowed me to make a living in an extremely competitive and biased industry. The problem is that mentally ill people who are not properly cared for, who do not take their medicine and who are violence prone are the problem. The problem isn't racial. It is access to mental health care and the availability and cost of mental health professionals.
  14. I taught myself Portrait Photography and collaborated with many a Black photographer as well as models of all stripes. I did not limit myself to only Black because beauty as well as art, can be everywhere. News Writing and Editor was my profession. Teaching my passion. Photography was a hobby that over a decade and half eventually morphed into a part time business. However, I really preferred charity, volunteering and aiding the homeless.
  15. Dude, where have you been? The United States made its shift to a service economy years ago. Hardly anything is manufactured here anymore. The U.S. economy is majority service based. And having a college degree has little to do with it. Why do you always run to the Websites that racist Whites prefer? Are they your gods? You need their precious approval before making a move, saying a word, tossing a rock? One does nbtneed a college degree to drive a commercial truck, a train, a taxi, work as a hospital orderly, in an auto plant, in a bank, in an IT department, in the offices of a college or university, or as a manager of a restaurant, a retail store, to be an auto mechanic, to repair computers, phones and tablets. Stop relying on the nonsense from White Conservatives. They are hell bent on denying upward mobility to Blacks and Latinos at every turn. And that is why I taught Writing and English Lit in business colleges for five years. To help People of Color and immigrants overcome this opposition.
  16. Speak for yourself, Daniellegfny. More than 75 percent of Black voters chose Joe Biden over racist Donald Trump. I don't feel taken for granted at all. The ones who tick me off are Republicans who pass Voter Suppression laws, lop thousands of voters in Black areas off the eligible voter lists, close polling sites in predominately minority towns, counties or regions and then slash the hours of state offices making it difficult for Blacks, students, Latinos, the elderly and those without means to get to a location to obtain a valid state I.D. Democrats do not do that. Democrats want ALL citizens to vote. Republicans, not so much.
  17. Wrong movie. Melvin van Peebles ran out of money for "Sweet Sweetback's Baaadassss Song." The was a 1971 film. I refuse to label it a Blackploitation movie because that is the term Whites employ. My favorite movie from that era is 1973's "The Spook Who Sat By The Door."
  18. Don't worry, Nels. I am certain Trump will make a spectacular comeback. He will heal the sick, open the eyes of the blind and grant the lame the ability to leap as gazelles. Oh, I am certain he will just love all those Blacks who are so ready to lick the bottoms of his feet. Why, he might not even claim any of you are from Kenya. Do you realize all the nasty crap you say about Black people are the time worn denunciations always made about us by White racists? And you believe this? Two things I am not when it comes to race: Stupid and Gullible.
  19. Chevdove, None of the price increases, the lingering Pandemic or the threat of war over Ukraine are helping. But I offered an explanation in clear and declarative sentences as to why. And notice the responses? Petty recollections of things said years ago and couple of weeks ago by leaders whom the Trump lovers decidedly hate. As if THAT explains what is going on. But not once have any of these Trump lovers made note of the horrible things Trump and his father have done. Or the nasty things about Black people Trump has spewed from the 1970's until today: 1973: The US Department of Justice — under the Nixon administration, out of all administrations — sued the Trump Management Corporation for violating the Fair Housing Act. Federal officials found evidence that Trump had refused to rent to Black tenants and lied to Black applicants about whether apartments were available, among other accusations. Trump said the federal government was trying to get him to rent to welfare recipients. ( Gee, isn't that the claim of someone on here who calls himself 'Nels'? ). In the aftermath, Trump signed an agreement in 1975 agreeing not to discriminate to renters of color without admitting to previous discrimination. 1980s: Kip Brown, a former employee at Trump’s Castle, accused another one of Trump’s businesses of discrimination. “When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” Brown said. “It was the eighties, I was a teenager, but I remember it: They put us all in the back.” 1989: In a controversial case that’s been characterized as a modern-day lynching, four Black teenagers and one Latino teenager — the “Central Park Five” — were accused of attacking and raping a jogger in New York City. Trump immediately took charge in the case, running an ad in local papers demanding, “BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY. BRING BACK OUR POLICE!” The teens’ convictions were later vacated after they spent seven to 13 years in prison, and the city paid $41 million in a settlement to the teens. But October 2016, Trump said he still believes they’re guilty, despite the DNA evidence to the contrary. 1991: A book by John O’Donnell, former president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, quoted Trump’s criticism of a Black accountant: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.” Trump later said in a 1997 Playboy interview that “the stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true.” 1992: The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino had to pay a $200,000 fine because it transferred Black and women dealers off tables to accommodate a big-time gambler’s prejudices. 1993: In congressional testimony, Trump said that some Native American reservations operating casinos shouldn’t be allowed because “they don’t look like Indians to me.” 2000: In opposition to a casino proposed by the St. Regis Mohawk tribe, which he saw as a financial threat to his casinos in Atlantic City, Trump secretly ran a series of ads suggesting the tribe had a “record of criminal activity [that] is well documented.” 2004: In season two of The Apprentice, Trump fired Kevin Allen, a Black contestant, for being overeducated. “You’re an unbelievably talented guy in terms of education, and you haven’t done anything,” Trump said on the show. “At some point you have to say, ‘That’s enough.’” 2005: Trump publicly pitched what was essentially The Apprentice: White People vs. Black People. He said he “wasn’t particularly happy” with the most recent season of his show, so he was considering “an idea that is fairly controversial — creating a team of successful African Americans versus a team of successful whites. Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world.” 2010: In 2010, there was a huge national controversy over the “Ground Zero Mosque” — a proposal to build a Muslim community center in Lower Manhattan, near the site of the 9/11 attacks. Trump opposed the project, calling it “insensitive,” and offered to buy out one of the investors in the project. On The Late Show With David Letterman, Trump argued, referring to Muslims, “Well, somebody’s blowing us up. Somebody’s blowing up buildings, and somebody’s doing lots of bad stuff.” 2011: Trump played a big role in pushing false rumors that Obama — the country’s first Black president — was not born in the U.S. He claimed to send investigators to Hawaii to look into Obama’s birth certificate. Obama later released his birth certificate, calling Trump a “carnival barker.” The research has found a strong correlation between birtherism, as the conspiracy theory is called, and racism. But Trump has reportedly continued pushing this conspiracy theory in private. 2011: While Trump suggested that Obama wasn’t born in the US, he also argued that maybe Obama wasn’t a good enough student to have gotten into Columbia or Harvard Law School, and demanded Obama release his university transcripts. Trump claimed, “I heard he was a terrible student. Terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?” I lived in New York City. I remember Trump's full page ad lambasting those youngsters who had been arrested. What most don't know is the resulting outrage was so great, Trump was forced to go a local hospital to visit a Black rape victim and promised to pay her bills. He was not well liked by the average New York. But many White reporters admired him. And for the second time, I have posted a link summarizing the race hated of one Donald J. Trump. But too many on here would rather ignore this bring up stuff said by Joe Biden - as if this somehow justifies their support of a die-hard racist who has never stopped lying. Trump's long history of Racism
  20. I refuse to castigate my entire race of people because a relatively few Black men do not dress the way others want them. I will also not condemn Black women for the way they dress. Every person is an individual. I shall not engage in an insult fest. I am proud of my people and proud of what we suffered through and have triumphed over. The people on here who love Donald Trump wish to justify their viewpoints with juvenile putdowns of Black better reserved for the most ignorant White racists in the country. Do not ever try to convince me that Black people are disgusting, worthless and should be pitied. I pity the ones who are Black who believe this.
  21. Nels, you make up a lot of stuff. What you are actually trying to convey is bullchit, half truths, sloppy generalizations and a distinct dislike of your own people. Which is de rigueur for Black Trump supporters. Seriously, you need to do some research before posting your immature nonsense which you cannot prove. I never dig holes, unless it's to bury falsehoods.
  22. Mayors and Governors have no control over parole. Governors can and sometimes do commute sentences, but not in great numbers. Mayors have no power to do so. And what riots in 2020 are you referring to? The angry protests over the racist murders of George Floyd and others? What I want to know is why do so many of you post outright falsehoods? Because you cannot prove anything you've claimed. The only people who may make money off crime are investors and owners of private prisons. Or security companies. If you don't count organized crime, theft rings and inner city gangs. Law enforcement are salaried employees. They're not getting rich. Now, they get extra hours to work. But I wouldn't call that hefty profiteering. You made a general, but erroneous statement.
  23. I also noted that other locales have done the same thing. It is not as bad as people make it out to be. The bottom line though is the NYC law is definitely going to be challenged in court.
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