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  1. To answer the guest's question about a website to "prove" what Yanis is saying: Not every thing can be proven or even learned on some website. Sure you can get a fact or two from some website, but the man gave a 90 minute presentation and the notion that all of the ideas and conclusions drawn can be proven on some website makes no sense to me, unless the site is www.everything-yanis-lectured-about-is-wrong.com. Sometimes "proof" requires acquiring a level of knowledge that can only come through study. I sure there is no website that can prove what Yanis discussed is true. The question strikes me a naive. That said based upon my anecdotal observations capitalism has already destroyed democracy. Capitalism reward greed look at the politicians running our country... Forget it pay there will never be a successful armed revolution. Those in power control the military. You can't do this in a country you have no control over. Yeah, forget democracy it never existed in the country. Capitalism never served us either. It brought us slavery, jim crow, hyper incarceration, shitty schools, dead-end, low wage jobs, and an early death.
  2. @Maurice don't feel the slightest bit guilty for borrowing a book from the library. Not every book is a keeper and many don't have space for very many.
  3. How to Be An Antiracist did ultimately become the top-selling book on AALBC for the May/June period. I sold more copies of this book, in one month, that any other book, during the same period of time, in the almost 23 years I've been running the site. Amazon has upped the ante and is currently selling the book at 45% off list. I would not have old nearly as many copies of Antiracist if readers did not make a conscious decision to support a Black-owned bookstore. I have to commend these customers because they see through Amazon's faux-consciousness and decided support booksellers who care more about readers, authors, and publishers than how much money they can extract from them.
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    @Yvonne here is a recent post that should help explain the pricing anomalies you've noticed: Basically third party selling have learned to exploit Amazon. Pricing books like this (and selling them) can only work if there is collusion or a monopoly. Amazon has created an effective monopoly for the online sale of books. Third party sellers are exploiting this effective monopoly.
  5. Have you been the the spirit realm?
  6. Established by who? Man I thought anti-vaxxers were all white women. Pioneer is there no conspiracy theory that you do not buy into? @Chevdove did you not have your children vaccinated? Man, has this gentleman done something to you personally? Did he steal your woman or something? Are you saying that Black people were murdered by white people over the 4th of July and that these murders were made to look like they were committed by Black people and that the police did nothing and all of this was widely reported in the media? I'm glad you learned something from the video @Chevdove. I'm not sure why Pioneer thinks every white person is an active architect of racism even though they were born into this system just like we were.
  7. His mispronunciated a couple of names but that is a small thing. The white folks running around did not create racism. Sure they benefit from it and to perpetuate it but many white people unknowingly. Which vaccine would that be? Dude that is what the Brother did; he realted newspaper accounts of the perputrators.
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    I know a little but about Germantown. Amazon is a free for all because 3rd party marketers can sell anything. Used UK books as new in America, etc. I did update the book cover i screwd up the piblisher name and page count somehow sorry about that.
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    I just updated Remembered to the correct US ISBN13: https://aalbc.com/books/bookinfo.php?isbn13=9781982627126 I also added links to the audio and ebook versions. "9780241413586" is an ISBN13. It is 13 digits long and starts with a 979 or 978 is is an ISBN13. I begun to start simply saying ISBN even though the ISBN10 (the 10-digit book identifier) is also used. Last week I dropped the ISBN10 field from my database altogether, as ISBN13s that start with 979 do not have an ISBN10 equivalent. I now that may have been way too much info, but someone out there may be curious 🙂 The 9780241413586 also comes up as a UK book, so I can not sell it here or find it in distribution. Do you have the US version? The same goes for Ladybird Tales of Super Heroes. I see form you bio you are from PA, did you relocate to the UK? Yes book clubs, librarians, and others use the site to find author's contact information. Since author contact information often changes, I encourage authors to share website addresses and I direct readers there. Websites go bad too, but I pick my poison.
  10. ... and Black people too. The speaker, Jeffery Robinson, offers a thoughtful, factual, measured, and critical lecture on racism's impact on Black Americans. Some of you may be tired of trying off explaining to good meaning white folks what racism is and how it has hampered Black people and enriched white people. When white people ask you to explain racism, you can point them to this video.
  11. DeAngelo, I definitely did not expect you to reveal your government (assuming you actually did 😉). I deleted the extra posts. Sure we know there are racists on the police force. They are in every facit of society. Whether they are actively planning an armed race war is debatable. Why? The mental race war has been quite effective thus far.
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    Sure, I can add the other books. Just list the ISBN13s here. List the Audiobook ISBN13s too. I can add that you are interested in speaking to clubs and at festivals but that is generally assumed. If you also give me your website addresd I'll add it to your page so that people can contact you.
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    Hi Yvonne thanks for popping by. I'm familiar with your work of course: https://aalbc.com/authors/author.php?author_name=Yvonne+Battle-Felton I see I made your book unavailable for sale on the site which means I could not buy it from a distributor. I was not aware of the 2020 version. I'll check out and update my site with that version. Let me know if there is anything else I can add to your pages here on AALBC.
  14. Some would rather see the country go down in flames first. But most, enough I believe, have some sense and are not threatened by this inevitable change.
  15. It is interesting Schtever that you touted facts and statistics however you emphasized a statement in capitals that is simply wrong. A Black man in America has a much higher chance of being killed by a cop than being stuck by lightning. When people mix facts with falsehoods I begin to consider whether the person is ill-informed or deliberately trying to decieve. I never have to consider it very long becsuse it is always revealed rather quickly. How would you prefer to see people react to the lynching of a man, in broad daylight, by an officer of the law over 20 bucks? Please feel free to express yourself freely. In 20+ years I've only removed one post. Sow away 😉
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