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  1. This is hilarious and perfect.  I think that Mooney is perfect as are all of the comments in regards to this topic. I think that all, to a degree are correct.  Ask Michael Jackson's accusers about Ghosts.   Speaking of the Archangel Michael, didn't he release a video called, Ghosts while alive?  and Thriller

    On a second note, wouldn't you all argue that the ghost of slavery itself haunts America, even if actual slaves do not? 

  2. 55 minutes ago, Cynique said:

    Nina Simone has been the subject of discussion lately and, by certainly standards she would be considered an ugly woman. She was also an angry woman and I always wondered if her dissatisfaction with her looks had something to do with her fierceness.  But because she channeled her anger into all the right places, she became a dynamic performer and a heroic social activist.     

    As for your comment above, I was referring to the young girls statement as shocking and hard to hear. 

  3. Well, well, well, @Pioneer1 now we know how you feel about physical appearance.  Whoa, what a biting commentary on physical appearance!

    Like @Troy said, I was talking about the culture that supports girls thinking of themselves according to an unattainable standard.  Other cultures have different standards of beauty than ours; thicker bodies, rounder faces, etc.  It was just shocking....I hated hearing that. 


  4. On 2/10/2016 at 11:23 AM, CDBurns said:

    Looks cool, but you didn't leave your personal website or more samples and information about you. Leave your website and information. Also on the Amazon page the description is one sentence and doesn't give any details about why I should buy the book. Just some observations. Good luck with this.


    On 3/2/2016 at 0:28 PM, Troy said:

    It is me, or does Zoe look like an actress performing in Blackface?

    Why does EVERY single film trailer about a Black musician show them wielding a gun?  Whether it is the NWA film Straight Outta Compton or Miles Davis bio-pic, one would think Hollyweird believes this is the only way to attract an audience.

    Zoe is a fine (in both senses of the word) actress, but her being cast in this role is distracting, particularly where there are so many dark skinned actresses who could have pulled this role one off brilliantly.

    @Chasitie, this will be another flick I'll wait to see when it is available for streaming online ;)


    LMAO!!!!!!!  Understood; I may or may not do the same.  I watched the documentary, which was really fantastic...I see no reason to see a film adaptation.  I think it is bad enough that the family does not support it.

    Zoe is a great actress if you can get passed the make-up.  Sigh....I dunno; I think in this case, the controversy will outshine the story.

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  5. If we if we always wait for our films to stream them they will never be important and impactful enough economically to be taken seriously critically artistically or otherwise.  We have to make our films stand out my overwhelming an outstanding support that will show all audiences that we are important enough to watch this is why many of our films never make it to the big screen.


    we have many films that are independent flooding Netflix never making it to the big screen.

     Support, that is all.

  6. On 2/17/2016 at 5:04 PM, Troy said:

    Harry has been holding it down.  

    Seriously though, if you can get by the all caps, Harry often serves up some gems.  Actually, I used to just ignore Harry's posts, but then one day one of the long terms posters here (Chris I think) complemented Harry on a poem he wrote.  I'd completely missed the poetry.  At that point I checked myself, because I allowed myself to miss something simply because I insist on reading text with line breaks and in mixed case.

    In the past I've reformatted his poetry to make it more accessible to others, in much the same way I often go behind an authors and add additional information about their books. 

    It takes all types to keep a foum interesting.  But the most important ones, are the ones who share their thoughts, and Harry has been a consistent poster over they years.


     l love this defense for so many reasons!  Carry on!

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  7. Why are we debating about whether or not Sandra Bland was murdered by "cops"?  She is gone, how can those circumstances not happen again?

    I did not know that about the origin of the word "cop"  Thank you @Pioneer1

    Consider this,

    Many African Americans are deeply spiritual thus, giving them an understanding of spirit, and assistance coming from a metaphysical realm.  This can often allow African Americans to weigh the concept of death, and the afterlife in a different respect than some cultures.  Eventually hardships, even the hardest ones, give way to rainbows....thats just in the spiritual balance of things.  Maybe thats why the suicide rate is lower. 

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  8. Hey your name is Cynique, 

    i get it... I'm not just self serving...I'm just making an observation.  I. Could see if these stars did nothing/ said nothing...which many have.  And stimulation you speak of has to have a purpose...what is the purpose of arguing about successful people who made an effort to help " the cause".  

    And I have a great sense of humor, which is why I can laugh about the Black history memes and be An Africana Studies major, and a teacher.  Laugh at a movie like Friday and yearn for a diverse movie like Inception.  I just don't like to only critique.  

    Maybe i should post on the memes...which are not on my blog ;)


  9. THIS is ridiculous.  This post was supposed to b about a book that celebrated a milestone in American culture, one that supported diversity and children...the post became a critique...and when I remarked on the heavy handed criticism of Black folks w a reference to Beyoncé, then that remark was upheld w meaningless debate about Beyoncé.

    This proves my point.  She has donated money and stood up on a way she saw fit...that's it.  She is a phenomenon. She didn't tear apart Rihanna, who also stood up for her culture by singing in her home dialect, Rihanna too is a phenomenon.  Let's build up things instead of critique the life out of them...especially when it's unnecessary.

    THIS is not useful and further undermines our usefulness and validity as so called educated people.  Yes, I am a fan of Beyoncé, a big one, and Rihanna, and Kendrick, and Nina, and Malcolm and Martin, and Dubois and Washington.  If they are adding positively to a cause that effects us, then cool.  

    Tearing them down is not and should not be our job.  Everyone else is already doing a fantastic job of that.  Even still, you see in protests where no one shows up and " work" being the number one song in America, that ain't nobody studying them either.

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  10. Nina Simone is beautiful, so was her art as is that of Shonda, Kerry, Rihanna, and any other sista out there ruling the world...including Beyonce. 

    They are all aware of ywhat's going on or they would all say nothing, which is true of none of them.  

    We are all Beyonce's audience which is why this post has turned into one encircling her magic. Like she said...you know you that.....when you cause all this conversation.  

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  11. 2Live Crew was trying to be funny, they  did not know that it would catch on.  You should see their history and the capital that they were able to manipulate because of the astounding success.

    And to the defense of both, if I may, their lyrics are just an outward celebration of sexuality, which all other cultures are welcome to exhibit, except ours.

    Beyonce is a married woman, with a child.  Enjoy your Red Lobster girl.


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