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  1. @ProfD I suggest reading the points that I feel are important: 2/3/6 , the others are for clarification. First, an unimportant point, but one I need to make, I said the majority, not the collective. the collective is the whole. NYC has more billionaires among its populace than any city in the USA. I did not say the collective, i said the majority. Second, an important point, when you say working citizen, you mean working citizen who still has to live in a shelter cause the rent is to high? when you say working citizen do you mean people who are in the USA illegally who are getting wages? When you say working citizen do you mean those who are working at making money illegally? When you say working citizen you don't mean the many unemployed whether listed or unlisted, like people coming out of prison? when you say working citizen you don't mean those getting nothing but welfare checks? when you say working citizen you don't mean those who are only getting retirement checks? when you say working citizen you don't mean those getting only social security? Third, an important point, let's say, each of the people you think should give a dollar do? who can handle that money? you? me? troy? NYC? who? IT amazes me how every year you hear of people giving their money to someone for a community effort and it gets abused. A few months ago, a bunch of chinese in new york city complained about a chinese man who stole their community money. I repeat who should be trusted with this? you? me? troy? nyc? Fourth, an unimportant point, as all in this forum have said countless times, the USA prints money for a reason, this is the point of the debt ceiling. just keep printing, the government finds money for itself. The issue is the ability of the citizens, outside the government. Fifth, an unimportant point, but one i must make, It is funny how people say their are infinite ways to raise money and yet, none of the ways seem to work. In my experience or those relayed to me , the only way that truly works, not philosophially, historically, is somebody giving money. The museums, the cultural centers, many schools, all were and are based on people who have significant wealth giving up money and that includes white things in the city, or white jewish things, not just people of color. the common white jew isn't behind the jewish community, it is wealthy white jews who make it all happen. So until that community center find a sugar daddy it will be broke after trying all the infinite other philosophical methods. Sixth, I apologize, I confused you with another member of aalbc , maybe pioneer. but I am uncertain at this point who I was thinking og.
  2. I will provide some other points in my upcoming newsletter https://rmnewsletter.over-blog.com/
  3. Good comments all @ProfD the one problem i have with your statement is the potential suggestion that people in nyc aren't protesting. People including whites have been protesting in NYC since its founding. The problem is lobbying. The majority populace of NYC is financially flat broke. So they don't have the money to just dictate what they want, sequentially they protest. But, protesting has limits on function.It can do somethings. The preservation of buildings/community boards/public schools, protesting in nYC has generated alot but it can't do everything. Now after all these dialogs, i know you are anti violence. but there is a limit to protest and voting unfortunately has the major flaw that NYC is soft on direct democracy, meaning no initiaitves or recalls, nyc allows for referendums but they are not easy to come through. The bureacucracy has set it up where major government changes require lobbying to get through in NYC. It is that simple. But the cost of lobbying in NYC is massive. Remember NYC is a country that masquerades as a city 10 million is a country. @KENNETH yeah well, if you are truly desiring that, then start a political party , and I am being serious. The platform is your chocie but if you want governmental change, then start a party, and start with one seat and then work on the second seat and keep going, it is that simple. At this point, i think all can agree that the idea that the donkeys or the elephants can be used as vehicles to get somewhere for all things is clearly a lie. But, starting your own party is a lifework, it isn't twenty years. the two parties have made it where you need to give your life to that. do you love the USA kenneth? how much? @Stefan Your correct, years ago I recall a former prime minister of england saying Alexandra Ocasio Cortez's green new deal was not applicable. So, your correct, her and the other green candidates philosophy will not work with the current status quo. I argue the problem with the green donkeys or the snow white elephants is both want things that are not impossible, but require massive changes that too many others will be against and to be blunt, they don't care about the others. The USA historically is a country that tends to get very tribal. And I think modernity is merely the calm before the storm. The lack of cohesion amongst plans by elected officials in the same party of governance or between parties of governance is the writing on the wall. Yes some centrist exists but it is clear that the elected body is majority or near majority non centrist and the result is dysfunction, cause every elected official wants but none are willing to make a deal. The entire USA is going through an identity crisis. In this very forum you can read that black people in this forum barely agree, and yet we are all here supporting this black platform. All we have in common is we want to support black but the details .. ahhh. The migrant crisis started because Biden wants the USA to be a docking place for the global poor. The problem is the southern states didn't want more color in them, so they shipped the color to the haven states. In that way the potential donkey voters will grow but the elephant states aren't touched. It goes back to identity. Is TExas the same as New York? Is California the same as Mississippi? States are different, and the populace of the usa with all these various peoples has only made state identity more valuable. In NY state the donkey state senate blocked the latino judge appointed by the donkey governor cause the state senate wants someone green. Everywhere in the USA you can see lines being drawn. And the power of those lines has no bounds. @Troy you pulled away from the topic but I read that article. I live in HArlem. I believe I wrote in this very forum that HArlem was no longer black or at least majority black years ago. I am glad the new york times now concurs with me or other harlemites who have been saying this for a while. REal news would be if we all in harlem left and the lenape came back from the grave to live in manahata. The Black internal migration in the usa is a long known thing. The black populace historically shifts back and forth to the south. I will only add the wish of FRederick douglass was that black people in the usa would embrace the multiracial community at the local level. He didn't want black towns. He wanted everything mixed. and through various things the black community in the usa has slowly made that happen. and that is that for me. @harry brown well, let's take your idea another way, instead of complaining that black people give money to churches let us ask why the churches don't spend that money better on the village. MAybe a new christian denomination needs to occur, why not? I don't know if you are christian but you can start it.
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  5. New York City has paid 121,000,000 dollars for police misconduct this past year which is is the highest cost to the city in five years but the magnolia center needs 350,000 and has to have a fund raiser. Landmark preservation phase 1 http://s-media.nyc.gov/agencies/lpc/lp/0959.pdf Landmark preservation phase 2 http://s-media.nyc.gov/agencies/lpc/lp/0957.pdf Go Fund Me if interested, please share https://www.gofundme.com/f/magnolia-tree-earth-center-of-brooklyn Source https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2023/02/02/group-that-helped-make-bed-stuy-green-seeks-funding-for-next-50-years
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    Title: Ariel 
    Artist: Rayseb or messiah972
    Model: Halle Bailey 
    https://www.deviantart.com/rayseb/art/Ariel-947716953

     

    From the artist: 
    Here my first cover for Disney, it was a huge blast and amazing opportunity to work on this cover !
    The book will be release in April but you can read on Teen vogue the chapter 1 here the link : 
    https://www.teenvogue.com/story/before-halle-bailey-little-mermaid-read-the-new-novel-inspired-by-the-film

     

    See more art from him in my gallery
    https://richardmurrayhumblr.tumblr.com/archive/tagged/messiah972

     

    RaySeb post 

    https://aalbc.com/tc/search/?&q=rayseb&type=core_statuses_status&quick=1&author=richardmurray&search_and_or=or&sortby=relevancy

     

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    Video developer: uendelns 
     < https://www.instagram.com/uendelns/
    Photographer: DOCEZERO < https://www.instagram.com/zeroav/  > 
    Model: Lila Deva < https://www.instagram.com/liladeva______/

     

    https://www.tumblr.com/melaninmoney/708165885974773760/2-de-fevereiro-dia-de-iemanj%C3%A1

     

     

     

    Artist: Etienne Charles

    Title: Freedom

    Album: Carnival The Sound of a People Vol 1 2019

     

  9. Here are some question for Black History Month 2023, I answered them at the following link. What Black artists have inspired you, and what about their work do you find inspiring? What are some of your favorite artworks that depict African American culture? In what ways do you think art can be used to foster understanding and appreciation across cultures? https://aalbc.com/tc/profile/6477-richardmurray/?status=2226&type=status
  10. Black History Month 2023 Q&A

     

    What Black artists have inspired you, and what about their work do you find inspiring?
    For writing: Zora Neale Hurston+ August Wilson+ Dwayne McDuffie
    For drawing: Jean Michele Basquiat 
    For sculpting: Dahomey sculpture artist , Edmonia Lewis
    For dance: Sammy Davis Jr, Gregory Hines, Michael Jackson
    For photography: Gordon Parks
    For Music: Louis Armstrong, Marvin Gaye, Sweet Honey on the Rock, Sade 
    I have more but they came first to mind

     

    Zora Neale Hurston for cognizing the value of Black Art that was being forgotten or lost during her own time, while creating art that cherished an aspect of the Black community that wasn't as in favor as other black artist or white owned media cared for.
    August Wilson for the way in which Black communal life is presented complexly while unaffrontingly, I find too many Black artists write Black people as weapons. 
    Dwayne McDuffie for influence on Milestone and his width of imagination.
    Basquiat for his unique art way and being a fellow New Yorker, surviving for a time, the life of an artists, which can be tough
    Dahomey sculpture's for an art work I like a lot they made and it is poignant to me personally.
    Edmonia Lewis for never quitting while having two elements of herself that she had to accept met various resistance, and her cleopatra is magnificent.
    Sammy Davis jr for how multitalented he was while always a dancer at heart
    Gregory Hines for how he always presented tap dance in a street way
    Michael Jackson for making dance mandatory in musical acts after him
    Gordon Parks for how long it took him to begin to make it, in his 40s but he never stopped trying and reached out creatively when he did, not settling
    Louis Armstrong for being relevant artistically while watching his art form change/grow/morph throughout his entire life
    Marvin Gaye for telling it like it is with his art
    Sweet Honey on the Rock for the soul in their voice
    Sade cause she never forces the sound. 
    I have many Black artist I am inspired by. 

    I hope I can do as they did to me to someone else Black.

     

    What are some of your favorite artworks that depict African American culture?
    The People Can Fly written by Virginia Hamilton and illustrated by Leo and Dianne Dillon. Virginia Hamilton in the spirit of Zora Neale Hurston kept alive stories that many Black homes had forgotten on their own intention. And she rewrote them lovely. Leo Dillon cause working with his white wife, Dianne, they just had a great sense of making art that didn't seem imitative but was accessible in intent to all. 
    A few private works in my home. :)

     

    In what ways do you think art can be used to foster understanding and appreciation across cultures?
    Art by default is messages from one or many individuals about their heritage<what they carry > or culture < what they grow> to whomever access it. 
    I argue that art is meant to convey, the comprehension or appreciation some want art to instill in those who access art must come from the accessors themselves. 
    I like the works of Ravel or the marches of the national socialist part of germany. But neither of said artful acts is why I don't attack french people or why I don't concur to the Nazi party. 
    Art unfortunately is asked to be the peaceful bludgeon and that is unfair. 
    The best way to utilize art is to allow art, the freedom of art. Said freedom will generate art work that you may oppose or dislike heavily, in my case Birth of a nation by Demille. But, it exposes the truth of the communities that create them. 
    And rightly or wrongly, the truth is the beginning to any peaceful comprehension or appreciation between any, even if said duo is never reached in part or whole by one who access art. 

     

    If you are interested in my writing , consider the following
    https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sunset-children-stories

     

    If you want to join my newsletter to see new content from me or others around the great wide internet, use the following
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    enjoy my interpretation of a mascot for deviantart
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/20th-anniversary-deviantart-Black-and-White-856152910

     

    Referral post
    https://www.deviantart.com/team/journal/Celebrating-Black-History-Month-2023-944542916

  11. I only have two points to make, outside that enjoy as you well 1) the haircut from guile:) I want to see somebody wear that:) 2) Chun-li's arms!!! ahh why? why is it so hard for people to realize that a woman fighter's body is not going to look like barbie. Look at female olympian runners or weight lifters or acrobats, all of them have developed arms, veins/muscles. Look at chun li, come on!!! Who does this chun-li fight in the street against? pooh bear?:) P.S. I don't have an issue with Balrog. He is meant to be an older fighter.
  12. My answers to the following Valentine's Day 2023 questions are in the link, but the questions are the following What medium or style of art are you most obsessed with? What love-themed artwork(s) do you believe are the most powerful, and why? Has love or obsession inspired you to create a work of art? If so, share it in your comment and talk about how the feeling inspired it! https://aalbc.com/tc/profile/6477-richardmurray/?status=2225&type=status
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    What medium or style of art are you most obsessed with?
    None, I am not obsessed to any medium or style of art. But the art I will like to be satisfied in creating that I am farthest from is literature based games. But I am romancing it, so to speak.

     

    What love-themed artwork(s) do you believe are the most powerful, and why?
    I will say love songs are the most powerful from love themed artworks. Why? At their best they are a blend of two heart felt passions wrapped in one. 
    The words when best, have a comprehension that can be sung by a mute lover through their eyes or a lonely yearning person calling out in isolation. 
    But, when a vocalist is at their best, they can utilize the words to emit frequencies that massage the doubts or dismissals from one who has no memory of a loving touch or provide paths for memories in the wind to re-enter the silverhaired. 
    Unlike the film, the song need not be seen. 
    Unlike the painting, the song touches the body. 
    Unlike the book, the song has a voice when one can't imagine it on their own.
    If you are interested in some love songs, consider the list in the following work, I suggest Nat King Cole, Fly Me To The Moon
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/Album-Yourself-Submit-935178300

     

    Has love or obsession inspired you to create a work of art? If so, share it in your comment and talk about how the feeling inspired it!
    Yes, a love has inpsired the following work. I am a private person. It is a gif, click to see.
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/Valentine-s-Day-2022-Color-gif-906988319


    If you will like something to color for Valentine's day consider the following version, please share with me if you do
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/Valentine-s-Day-2022-BW-906988146

     

    If you want to listen to the poetry , I offer the following
    https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/the-last-flail

     

    Referral Page
    https://www.deviantart.com/team/journal/Heart-to-HeArt-Share-love-for-Valentines-Day-944781878

     

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    For a decade now we've been in the game taking risks and telling stories of Black heroes, gods, protagonists, and antagonists that challenge the status quo. A Black owned imprint enlisting and creating among dedicated comic folks with a passion for storytelling and a desire to bring fresh, exciting content to our readers. But just like many indie publishers, our output is not where we want it to be. We need to create more, produce more of our specialized content. This campaign is a chance for us to meet that need.

    LINK

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/133art/133art-publishing-season-2
     

  15. Here is my following content for promoting positivity Section 1: Prompt 1 https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/Positivity-December-2022-Section-1-Prompt-1-941477089 Section 1: Prompt 2 https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/Positivity-December-2022-Section-1-Prompt-2-941478176 Section 2: Prompt 1 https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/Positivity-December-2022-Section-2-Prompt-1-947227324 https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/PPS2P1-invitation-947216750 Section 2: Prompt 2 https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/Positivity-December-2022-Section-2-Prompt-2-947230376 https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/PPS2P2-invitation-947228628 Section 2: Prompt 3 https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/Positivity-December-2022-Section-2-Prompt-3-947235678 https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/PPS2P3-invitation-947235001 https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/PPS2P3-coloring-page-947234789 Section 2: Prompt 4 https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/Positivity-December-2022-Section-2-Prompt4-947552463 https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/The-Final-Distance-Of-The-Twenty-Third-I-R-C-L-To-947551245 Late, did not count but would had been for Section 4: Prompt 1 https://www.deviantart.com/forum/community/politics/2691569/ Late, did not count but would had been for Section 5: Prompt 1 https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/My-Final-Thoughts-on-Positivity-Challenge-2022-947598367 The following is the forum post as it relates to Black History Month February in the United States is Black history Month. Black in the United States is a phenotypical race, whose members are mostly while not exclusively descended of enslaved peoples. Frederick Douglass once spoke of a composite nation. Frederick Douglass opposed White people owning or enslaving Blacks. He also opposed Blacks making Black only towns. In the spirit of Frederick Douglass, I ask all humans to state or proclaim one art form that from your experience comes from the Black community in the USA but has not been adopted by those outside the Black community in the USA. For example, rap or hip hop cannot be used cause rap or hiphop are heavily adopted out the black community in the USA. Ballet can not be used, if you are thinking of Misty Copeland or similar cause Ballet comes from the white community in Europe. LINK to read a Compositve Nation version, he rewrote it many times. https://nyhs-prod.cdn.prismic.io/nyhs-prod/071a94b5-388a-4546-b798-7439b35e2061_Composite+Nation_Composite+Nation+Speech.docx.pdf
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    Section 1: Prompt 1
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/Positivity-December-2022-Section-1-Prompt-1-941477089
    Section 1: Prompt 2
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/Positivity-December-2022-Section-1-Prompt-2-941478176
    Section 2: Prompt 1
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/Positivity-December-2022-Section-2-Prompt-1-947227324
       https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/PPS2P1-invitation-947216750
    Section 2: Prompt 2
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/Positivity-December-2022-Section-2-Prompt-2-947230376
       https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/PPS2P2-invitation-947228628
    Section 2: Prompt 3
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/Positivity-December-2022-Section-2-Prompt-3-947235678
       https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/PPS2P3-invitation-947235001
       https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/PPS2P3-coloring-page-947234789
    Section 2: Prompt 4
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/Positivity-December-2022-Section-2-Prompt4-947552463
       https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/The-Final-Distance-Of-The-Twenty-Third-I-R-C-L-To-947551245

     

    Late, did not count but would had been for Section 4: Prompt 1
    https://www.deviantart.com/forum/community/politics/2691569/
    Late, did not count but would had been for Section 5: Prompt 1
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/journal/My-Final-Thoughts-on-Positivity-Challenge-2022-947598367
     

    The following is the forum post as it relates to Black History Month

    February in the United States is Black history Month. Black in the United States is a phenotypical race, whose members are mostly while not exclusively descended of enslaved peoples.
    Frederick Douglass once spoke of a composite nation. Frederick Douglass opposed White people owning or enslaving Blacks. He also opposed Blacks making Black only towns.
    In the spirit of Frederick Douglass, I ask all humans to state or proclaim one art form that from your experience comes from the Black community in the USA but has not been adopted by those outside the Black community in the USA.
    For example, rap or hip hop cannot be used cause rap or hiphop are heavily adopted out the black community in the USA.
    Ballet can not be used, if you are thinking of Misty Copeland or similar cause Ballet comes from the white community in Europe.

    LINK to read a Compositve Nation version, he rewrote it many times.
    https://nyhs-prod.cdn.prismic.io/nyhs-prod/071a94b5-388a-4546-b798-7439b35e2061_Composite+Nation_Composite+Nation+Speech.docx.pdf

     

  17. Well from the article I read, the representatives of california didn't say they did it for slavery. I paraphrase, they did it for reconstruction and post reconstruction. And since the usa is a federation states are individual. https://aalbc.com/tc/profile/6477-richardmurray/?status=2216&type=status
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