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  1. Yes. That makes sense. I can easily spot pages that have a low organic reach but tons of likes. You can tell by the activity on those pages. If you have tens or hundreds of thousands of likes on a page but hardly any interaction, comments or shares, they are most likely purchased. On my facebook page I get more activity than some pages that have 5 times my likes. But they can't compete on shares in which they usually get very few. Unfortunately, people are addicted to the facebook platform. They have more users than any other social network on the planet. I believe their days are limited but for now they are relevant. I do believe that facebook has somehow interfered with how pages perform on their platform. But facebook can be manipulated to work in your favor, just like any algorithm. Facebook has tons of stories on various news sites that has implied that they are racist which would be a big ranking factor. Google is another problem. In fact, I don't believe that Google is completely algorithmic. They have an algorithm but they also have an entire building with tens of thousands of human beings who can manipulate that algorithm anytime they please. Google has us trying to play a game they will no longer let us win. I believe the only way they will improve their algorithm is when we get tired of their b.s. and use something that's actually better than google - like duckduckgo.com which sends a considerable amount of traffic to me. Last month they sent me more traffic than google, yahoo, bing and aol combined. These guys just came out of nowhere. They are now my default search engine. I am not crazy about Facebook but I cannot deny that Facebook is powerful. It's simply not fair and for this reason I have pretty stopped using seo techniques to conform to google. I believe seo is a waste of time these days. I know I am not going to compete against these larger multi billion dollar sites and I used to get plenty of activity through google pics but now Pinterest killed that. I use a default pic on my site as well, but there is a rule to only use the default pic when there is no picture featured in the post. Facebook does have an open graph debugger that you can use that will let you correct image sharing problems. Most social networks use the same features to pull pics from articles so this effects all sites. Featured pictures are necessary to do well on facebook or most content sharing platforms. I think you just need to change the rule in your og properties. What I have noticed is that even if you removed default pic for facebook og properties, when there are no pictures available, facebook will automatically fetch the default pic or pull a pic from your site. If the pic is not the default pic you wish, you can always go on the back end of your site and change whatever picture they do fetch when a pic is not available from your ftp. https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/ It wasn't a problem last year because facebook would allow you to upload a replacement pic of your liking. They still allow you to upload additional pics but I think it might be a bug that doesn't allow you to replace the default pic. This is the current default pic for this website as shared it on my own platform:
  2. @Cynique Good points. The only people to suffer from scandals are black people. No one else suffers. Supremacists will be quoting this case 50 years from now to invalidate racism as they are doing now. Jussie is a supremacists dream case. The lgbt means the black community no good. They, like feminists, are part of white supremacy. I believe that even if he proved his case to be true, it would not benefit the black community. This whole case is trash. @Chevdove As much as I am no 50 Cent fan, Power is actually better and seem to push the lbgt agenda less. I liked Empire until the show revealed itself as a white supremacist agenda pushing homosexuality on the black community. The rate of homosexuality using hip hop to spread its ugly head is the worst thing to hit the black community since crack. They are not merely trying to cripple us. They are trying to paralyze us. As much as we hate to admit, a race war has been waged against black people. It seems to be happening in waves. The scariest part is that it has been disguised so well, the black community doesn't even suspect it.
  3. @Troy Big problem with your website. Whenever I try to share an article on Facebook, your default pic shows up without the option to select pics from within the actual post. Same is true on my social network as well. That's a huge problem. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but on social media it's worth a million. Since we last spoke about it, NP has been rebuilt and shouldn't have lost any link juice (all links worth anything were properly reconfigured and redirected). It still performs well on other search engines but Google did a major update at around the time the website was hit and I have noticed a trend that has seemed to target primarily black websites in my opinion. Though I can't prove it, Google has restricted certain sites from gaining traffic by their algorithm. Since this is a change in their algorithm based on many determining factors, it would be impossible to accuse them of being racist though I know they are. I believe these changes have intentionally crippled specific targeted websites from doing well on their platform and I am not convinced that all of these actions are due to an algorithm but also human interference. Even this site which has a high authority rating on MOZ should be performing better than it is. Though Facebook has also crippled content like ours from performing, the content performs very well on facebook based more on behavior than algorithms. But they are slowly tweaking that. My page got nearly 100k likes in just a few days, that was about 2 years ago. Since that time, there has been no growth as far as likes which is not normal at all. But the follows have somewhat increased. None of my other Facebook pages have exhibited this behavior and I even have a page with no content on it that gets likes daily. But on my biggest page, even if articles get read over a million times and go viral, no increase in likes? Not even a hundred new likes out of a million views? The viewers like the content but not the page? I don't buy it.
  4. They are being a bit excessive on the Jussie Smollett case, but my question is why? I'm no fan of any agenda supporting the LGBT movement but 48 years for filing a false police report is beyond overboard. It makes me question is there is an agenda against black celebs or what with all that is making headlines recently. SOURCE - https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/jussie-smollett-could-face-48-years-in-prison-after-sixteen-felony-counts-charges/ ABC Empire actor Jussie Smollett could be facing up to 48 years in prison after being hit with an additional 15 counts of filing a false police report. Smollett was hit with the 15 additional felony disorderly conduct charges by a grand jury on March 7. He may also be forced to pay a fine of up to $400,000. The 36-year-old actor had already been charged with one Class 4 Felony charge of disorderly conduct in February, which could have meant a three year prison sentence plus a $25,000 fine. As reported by ABC News, the indictment was confirmed by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Smollett’s attorney, Mark Geragos, released the following statement: The fact of an indictment is not unexpected. We knew that there is no way they would expose their evidence to a public airing and subject their witnesses to cross-examination. What is unexpected however, is the prosecutorial overkill in charging 16 separate counts against Jussie. This redundant and vindictive indictment is nothing more than a desperate attempt to make headlines in order to distract from the internal investigation launched to investigate the outrageous leaking of false information by the Chicago Police Department and the shameless and illegal invasion of Jussie’s privacy in tampering with his medical records. Jussie adamantly maintains his innocence even if law enforcement has robbed him of that presumption. Smollett has denied the charges, and will be returning to court in Chicago next week (beginning March 11). On March 14, he will face the charges in court. It is anticipated Smollett will cut a plea deal with authorities. Smollett told authorities he had been attacked on January 29, by two men who were ‘yelling out racial and homophobic slurs’. Smollett said one of the attackers had put a rope around his neck, and had poured some sort of chemical substance on him. Police believe Smollett had paid two men to carry out the alleged assault on him.
  5. @Chevdove I looked past it because I wanted to give the black man another chance and I was hoping that movement was just a tactic to get elected. I had no idea that movement would replace the black voice or even compete with it. I was conflicted in voting for him but he was the best candidate and I admit, I only voted for him the second time because he was black. I am guilty as charged. I admit, it was a foolish decision. You would think Trump would have tried to reverse that the way he is reversing everything else sellout Obama did. I agree wholeheartedly with that. That is, after all, the purpose of its existence. Everyone is a slave to something. I feel that we should make wealth our religion and practice it by wealth building. We need to create cash flow among ourselves and get paid! I wonder if black people would cooperate with such a system if it was created just to empower them.
  6. I think hairstyles are cool. I do not oppose black people wearing hairstyles. I personally think that hair hats are silly for the most part. Unless someone has a sickness or disease that prevents their hair from growing naturally, it's totally uncalled for. Hair hats are odd because you are normally supposed to take hats off, not keep them on forever. Then there is the health issues of wearing these hair hats. It's dirty and unclean because many who wear these weaves don't remove it to wash their actual hair. Sometimes when the hair hats are removed, there are all kinds of stuff living in that hair and on the scalp. We are not talking about women who wear weaves once in a while to enjoy a new trendy style... we are talking about women who wear hair hats for most of their lives while ignoring their natural hair. That's not sane. That's not clean. Sometimes, it's actually disgusting.
  7. @Delano Sorry brotha, I took that statement to mirror what Troy stated. I apologize if I read your statement incorrectly. I took it to mean that you were saying the children can't be our last hope because they weren't qualified or "woke" enough.
  8. R Kelly is a distraction. So was Bill Cosby. So will the next black man they take down. Understand, whether these people are actually guilty or not has nothing to do with them being taken down. They have been guilty for decades. But think about it, Elvis Presley's Hollywood Star is still intact. He's still the king according to them. Yet, Michael Jackson JUST died and even Oprah is on the plan to assassinate his character - after he gave her the interview of her career. Now we have a #MeToo movement that popped up out of nowhere to go after black celebrities in particular. Of course they will target others but the main headlines will always be black celebrities. R Kelly scandal is so much deeper than R Kelly. So was Bill Cosby. You can think I am reaching but I am certain that they will be digging like crazy to get something on Stevie Wonder. The black community is played with this entire story. One thing white people did before we even knew who they were was to study us. They watched and they observed. Not because we were civilizing them, but they were taking note of our weaknesses and finding out how to systematically turn us into their slaves and bedwenches. Once again, black people are being studied. R Kelly is a social experiment gone viral. He was purposely chosen. He fit the criteria to empower their agenda against black people. Whether you feel that R Kelly is guilty, innocent or it shouldn't matter, black people are deciding. Black people are making a decision and choosing a side. this is supplying certain individuals with powerful information on the black community. Are black people collectively more likely to support pedophilia or will they actively participate in degenerating their own? Notes are being taken and behavior is being collected and observed. Meanwhile, your government is doing... ?
  9. @Cynique I hear you sista, yet, when white people replicate the hair they were born with, it's perfectly fashionable. I suppose that is because we perceive white as normalized but if we attach ourselves to our own perception of beauty, then that ain't nothing but rebellious. I just see a flaw in our behavior that we can quickly adapt to what they hold and value as beautiful but when we think for ourselves and make decisions for ourselves, we are being pro black extremists. It doesn't make me happy these days when black people get into office. I think this is something that should work in our benefit but we usually end up with a Clarence Thomas or Barack Obama. I remember having an argument with my father when Barack got elected. My dad said he would sell out black people and I argued that he at least deserves a chance. I foolishly voted for Barack the 2nd election because I felt maybe this time he could have some type of meaningful impact as far as black people were concerned. Admitting, I only voted for Obama because he appeared black. That is a mistake I am not going to make again. I believe that black people play such a weak role in politics, that collectively, the black vote doesn't really count for much. No one caters to black people. Our politicians have realized that all they have to do is sell black people a dream and they will get our votes. These women seem to be campaigning for the same thing our civil rights leaders from the 60's were fighting for, which is inclusion. To me, fighting for inclusion is pointless. White people will include black people when they are ready and no matter how much black people plead, they won't include us before they are ready to do so (If they ever get ready). Also, I would never support a candidate who supports the LBGT or any other of the various forms of white supremacy. @Troy I understand where you and @Delano are coming from when you say they are the least woke. Social media is a powerful thing and it's very telling. In my lifetime, I can't remember black people being more awake than they are right now. It may seem pessimistic to say that but I don't ever remember black people being this "woke." In the 80's we almost put Ebony magazine out of business because they showed us a picture of a Black Jesus. Martin Luther King Jr. pushed for integration until he realized his mistake (I give him credit for realizing the faulty thinking of his religious beliefs) and Malcolm X died a Muslim and called the Arabs his brothers and sisters. In the 90's it was still considered a sin to not be some form of either christian or muslim. I believe we are slowly getting past this low level of thinking. I wouldn't say this was the least woke generation. I think I have been able to observe black people beginning to think for themselves and at least that's some type of progress. Everyone is on this new reparations thing now which I don't believe we should accept even if they offered it to us which I believe they may do soon enough just to close down that argument. Whatever they do give us, they will get back 80 percent of it within that same year I am certain. Also, whatever they give won't even cover a percentage of the money that they truly owe us. You just answered your question to me about my pessimism. But I don't think I am pessimistic. I believe black behavior needs to change. I think black people are too easily led by people who mean us harm. I see hope for us but our agenda has to change. I find myself caring less about his-story and more about how we can influence ourselves and our communities economically. The mighty dollar is supreme and gets worshiped by everyone. Money is also a symbol of power. If you tell black people they are gods and goddesses or kings and queens, then everyone else laughs. But if you create an economic base that empowers them, you become everyone's enemy. Black Wall Street is the only time in the history of Black people that we were so much of a threat that a bomb was used on us! Any other time they would rather tie us together and push us off of a cliff. Ironically, when you try to uplift black people, even black people will oppose you. I believe this is due to programmed recessive genes passed down from slavery and perhaps before slavery. @Troy I am a father of a beautiful Black son. He is on my social network platform. @Cynique Actually, when I am out and about, I am always surprised of the attention I get from white people concerning my hair. Even more astonishingly, white folks actually seem to embrace black people's hair more than a lot of black people do. Even though I could care less about white people embracing my hair, sometimes I actually feel like they over embrace it. I suppose that to them it's a novelty to see black people embrace their own identity without shame. They don't seem threatened by it at all for the most part. We live in a period where it's more common in our culture for black women to wear weave than wear their own natural hair. Witnessing these effects of white supremacy or as some would rather say, black inferiority, NY has now passed a law that prohibits businesses from being prejudice against black people who wear their own natural hair at work. It's funny, 2019 and we are just now passing such law. Of course I expect black people to be confused about their identity. A lost people is a group of people who are very easy to control. That's why supremacists have been successful at manipulating and controlling us for centuries.
  10. @Delano I can't stay optimistic about that brotha. If the kids are not our last hope and we truly are the last line, I don't have much faith in that because I don't have faith in my generation nor the generation before us. That would only reflect that we passed down our own inferior behavior to our children who are even more lost. At the end of the day, they will inherit our shame as a people as well as our confusion. I don't see much optimism in that. What's really scary is that everyone says this is the most woke we have ever been but I'm not sure if that's so true.
  11. I overstand that the problem black women have about their beauty is perception. These perceptions are influenced by the media. Black men are also influenced by the media. Black people have been conditioned to look down on Black people. Since colonization the black population throughout the planet has been trying to adjust themselves to hold up to a false standard of beauty - an idea that I would argue is inferior to true beauty. Ironically, the false beauty is gravitated towards. It makes perfect sense because these false standards have been beaten into our ancestors and passed down through generations. We also have to consider the fact that much of the brutality that existed during slavery has been passed down genetically. The fact that black women have gladly gravitated towards altering their image to keep up with these false standards is due to the Black man's failure to combat these ideals effectively. Black women wear weaves because Black men worship beauty that is not of them. Black women do the same but the focus must always be on the Black man. Now that some Black men are starting to wake up and understand their flaws, it's not fair or even reasonable to expect Black women to wake up all of a sudden, especially when the majority of Black men excuse the behavior because in reality, not even a Black woman wants to go against a Black woman. The only solution to this dilemma in the black community is to focus on making sure our Black children understand that they are beautiful as they are and when I refer to Black children I am not referring to mixed children. Mixed children will have other issues they need to get past. I am only focusing on genuine Black babies. The mothers need to make a special attempt to make sure these Black children experience being around other Black women who wear their hair natural. At some point, the Black community must understand how crucial it is that Black children worship and have confidence in their own form of natural beauty. When parents do the opposite, they don't really love their children and it let's the world know that it's not about what is beneficial for those children. It's about what is beneficial for the parents. And that's the problem! But when these parents transfer their own mental illness to their children, they create a repeating cycle of self hate, regardless of how they choose to describe it. As a people, we are sick and need mental help. Once we get the counseling that so many of us desperately need, then our circumstances as a group will change. As long as we don't get this help we so desperately need, nothing will change for the better. Reversing the effects of supremacy will be tricky and not an easy task. In order to reverse the effects of supremacy, Black people need to become supreme. This won't happen overnight and only our children will be somewhat capable of taking us where we need to be. Today's Black people are too clueless and don't seem capable of truly fighting the effects of white supremacy. The sad part is that if we don't instill new values and principles into our children, this discussion will happen again 40-50 years from now with no real change. The only way to break the cycle is through our children. They are our last hope.
  12. @Cynique The house person was also the least likely to oppose his "massah" or run away. That doesn't fit me. I am a hustler by nature but not in the streets. I am fortunate as a black man and live in a peaceful environment. The apology comes from a sincere place. I understand how my people have been psychologically attacked and pit against each other. I never want to come off as an enforcer of these principles or beliefs. I never want to make a black person feel bad about being black.
  13. @Cynique I think that's an emotional driven observation, however, you have a right to your opinion. Though I'd prefer that if I am going to be called a nigga - which I detest vehemently, please call me a field nigga. lol I always thought the house person held white people to the highest regard. This is where the confusion sets in. I thought the house person is the one who would defend massah any chance they get and knew the dominate relationship that existed between them and 'massah.' I don't feel like that describes my views. The reason I am presenting these ideas is to engage with my people on black social media. At the end of the day, we are all content creators. There is nothing ambiguous about my beliefs, however, I do struggle sometimes trying to present my case in a way as though I don't accidentally offend anyone. That's not why I am here. Being around so many well-spoken individuals, I don't want to come off as abrasive. I think we are all people at the end of the day. I don't hate anyone because that's not of my nature. I don't believe it is of my people's nature to hate - only respond to the hate that the world has shown us and keeps showing us. Love ya queen and thank you.
  14. @Delano It's just contradictory to certain key words that have been splashed around to define white men. Some words I will reflect on are words like "superior" and "strong." On a post about acknowledging the beauty of black women. LOL If these beliefs were true then certainly I wouldn't be able to scare him off. Wouldn't that be more like "weak" or "inferior" if the man runs away from opposition? That doesn't sound like the confident and supreme behavior I've been reading about them on the posts that have been used to describe them to me. But I actually felt I went easy on the dude. If I was able to scare him away so easily, what does that say about him? It also would have been silly for him to oppose the topic and not expect opposition. A "superior" person would know better... lol So if this guy is a real person and not a troll who is claiming his supremacy among certain types of black women, then I am sure I didn't scare him away. I am sure our ancestors said the same thing brotha. But the universe is fair and for every action there is a reaction.
  15. To the forum, I apologize if I seemed harsh and full of emotion in addressing the guest. I was actually hoping he might challenge me and open up meaningful dialogue. I am expanding my consciousness everyday and always welcome learning other's ideas and perspectives. Sometimes I may push too hard and apologize if anyone was offended. I think I got too wrapped up in the engagement with all of these smart minds and it is refreshing to speak with so many black intellectuals with their own unique perspectives and views. I have really learned so much from everyone who has participated. I do respect an open forum and believe that will open up conversation for others who may wish to express themselves as well. I agree that we need to be respectful so if I disrespected anyone or anyone feels I offended them in any way, then I sincerely apologize. I just look at as all of us being extended family and sometimes I forget and start talking as if I'm chilling at family barbecue. Lol (Even my family doesn't like it when I talk about how much of a sellout Obama is! LOL)
  16. @Troy I removed the video. But still believe the child is not the focus of this forum, but only behavior. Therefore, I don't feel that discussion about the topic would be insensitive in this debate. But everyone knows what video I am referring to (just like the doll test) and I believe what is happening here is self evident. We either see it or we don't. This debate is similar to me of the debate about black on violence. Everyone kills themselves so black on black violence doesn't exist. At the end of the day, black people are not required to address their flaws or inferior behavior, that is if black people even believe that they posses inferior behavior. What I notice here is the high esteem in which white men are held by black women as opposed to other black men. From my viewpoint, these very ideas are what has been responsible for enabling white people to prove their superiority over them. What's more interesting is that subconsciously, we understand this because we have expressed these very sentiments of them being superior... while approving of these very sentiments... in this very discussion. lol I didn't mention Mel's husband brotha. That is insignificant to me in this discussion. I don't discuss my personal life so I won't judge or discuss anyone else'. I am only pointing out what is bought up in this discussion relevant to how black women see themselves. Since the black woman is only a reflection of the black man and we come from the same place, I believe that how the black woman sees the black man is a direct indication of how she also sees herself. I don't know enough about anyone's personal life to give input unless they freely volunteer information. Her marrying a white man is not even part of the focus. It's what was expressed about black people which is the focus. Yes indeed it would, however, if this was one-sided I don't even want to begin imagining how that would end up. Perhaps that's another more heated topic for later.
  17. @Mel Hopkins The parents allowed this video on social media. I actually didn't realize a guy was narrating the video because I didn't watch this version of it. In the original, the mother is laughing and saying, "This is how she acts when I take the weave off. Now look, When she gets it back she is happy," which led me to believe she posted this on her social media and when it went viral I suppose people made their own versions of it. But since it's showing an adorable girl and there is nothing embarrassing towards the girl, it's not offensive. It shows poor behavior on the parents part. The girl did nothing wrong. Same with the doll tests. These things show behavior which is something that black people need to analyze in the black community. @Cynique My best friend is half white and even though he knows I hold strong views and his family are aware of my views, we get along fine. I get along well with white people and interracial relationships do not trigger me. I don't judge anyone who dates out. Life is short! I don't date out but I could care less who anyone else is attracted to - just keeping it real. I do tend to get under people's skin sometimes but I hope that's not the case now. We are just exchanging information and viewpoints.
  18. @Troy While it is true that no one can read the girls mind and we don't know what she is actually thinking, I think it's dangerous. Same thing with the white doll/black doll test if we believe in those experiments. One could argue that the kids chose the dolls that they thought would please the adults, especially if the adults were white. Some of the kids could have felt it was a challenge and maybe concluded that they were supposed to choose wrong. It's still a dangerous observation and I believe the conclusion of the results are accurate. Also, I believe the overall behavior of how black people socially respond and behave in society is a direct reflection of the data supplied by these tests. In the video where the girl cries when her wig is taken away, I am left with many questions. For instance, why is she wearing a weave in the first place, to even play with it? I doubt that there was an adult present who had natural hair just from the fact that she is wearing a weave that hopefully belongs to an adult. But playing devil's advocate, if her parents do wear their hair naturally, why are they letting this child wear a weave? Assuming they are natural you may also believe that they are somewhat conscious and would promote that same attitude around their daughter as well as not let her be influenced by low vibrational behavior. That's why I believe that was her mother in the video laughing. Subconsciously, no matter what, she is going to equate wearing that weave with being visually beautiful, if she doesn't already. And if she duplicated the behavior from her mother, then she probably already sees it as enhancing her beauty. Would she have acted the same way if someone placed a toy cat on her head? I don't know, but I doubt it.
  19. So much was said right here. I'm not going to comment, just try to lift my jaw back up. @Pioneer1 I won't lie. I thought you were being a little harsh, at first. Today this thread made me vomit in my mouth a little. Ever get the feeling that white supremacy has already won? After everything they did to our ancestors and still do to us. . . them bastards seem to keep proving who is superior and who is not.
  20. I'm not trying to beat this drum too hard. I know for the most part black women are not ready to stop wearing their weaves and wigs. We haven't gotten that far yet and I know the women are strong minded so I don't want to keep this going. I'm just asking black women to consider the affect that this behavior is having on your children and any black child that is able to see you. And yes, I know the whites do it too... but their history is the opposite of ours so I am sure the thinking processes behind their actions are not similar to ours. Their kids aim to imitate white people's standard of beauty. The problem is, so do our kids. I am sure everyone is familiar with the doll test which should be a real eye opener. Anyway, and I'd like to point out that this has everything to do with outer beauty and how black women visually see themselves. I know some may look down on the fact that I call black women beautiful but I make no apology for doing that, especially at a point in time when there appears to be the most well orchestrated gender war in the black community and a time when black women feel like black men do not protect them and choose white women. I have no problem telling black women they are beautiful and I go out of my way to do that when I witness the rarity of a black woman wearing her own crown and taking pride in hair that her own dna was able to grow. @Guest Loren Carle With respect, you don't really have a place in this conversation and I don't say that to be offensive to you. The fact is, Loren, you are a symbol of the reason why Black women feel the need to look more like white women. Yes. Your people have enforced these practices during slavery and through mental brainwashing, conditioning and further in the workplace you have made it appear that if you are Black and want to get ahead then the key to achieving that is to look and behave as though you were white. That's how supremacy works. If my family had a reputation for beating up all the kids in school and forcing them to give lunch money away to the bullies, wouldn't I look pretty stupid or conniving if I took up for these kids and told everyone it was okay for them to give their money away to the bullies if they wanted to? Then tell the most wonderful stories about how other kids gave their money away to make them feel validated? Heck! I might even tell a personal story of my own. That's how I view your opinion on this matter. With all do respect, as appreciative we all are of your opinion, it doesn't deserve to hold any weight whatsoever in THIS particular discussion. I can go on for a while about why not, but that would just be a rant and too much typing. And what employers do you actually think would create an environment for Black women to only be comfortable wearing weaves or wigs? In any white controlled country, and many Black countries, of which most are colonized by white people (that's a topic you should participate in since you feel the need), who do you think would be deciding what is acceptable for Black women to wear in the workplace? My point is that white people are actually the ones responsible for backwards behavior in the Black community. So when they try to justify flawed behavior in the Black community, that pisses me off pretty much the same as when you justify flawed white behavior or racism. This comment is especially offensive to me - when you talk about power and dictating anything! It's actually funny, in it's own sick-jokish kind of way. But if I elaborated, you would probably say that I was an extremist proBlack. The truth is, no one is dictating anything to anyone. Black people are slowly starting to wake up and with waking up comes empowerment. This indeed could be the reason that police shootings of children and innocent Black people have spiraled out of control in the past decade. It's like, once white people found out that Black people were powerful enough to get a Black president elected, the police felt we weren't killing ourselves fast enough so they helped us out. Could it be that white people are actually afraid of Black people waking up and beginning to think for themselves? Physically, you will not be threatened by a Black man or woman as far as your systematic power structure is concerned. However, if too many of us started to match white people in wit and intelligence, there would probably be a war waged against us (not implying that there is not already one waged) because once Black people start waking up, that's when they become the real threat. So the racist (not directed at you) would be to validate poor decisions and tell Black people it's okay to stay sleep because they're not hurting anyone, knowing good and well they are hurting someone - just not you. The behavior is hurting Black people, especially the kids who have to psychologically deal with the mind fuck that their parents do to them because they haven't yet awakened themselves! Actually, you couldn't be more wrong. African Americans are owed a lot! We have been stripped of our land and watched as your ancestors hung ours and fed their children to the alligators... these people were our relatives! We watch silently while you have colonized most of Africa and tried to colonize every Black nation on the planet. You told our Black queens that they were ugly and that their hair was terrible to look at. You told the men that too but we recovered more quickly. You killed our kids and pretended slavery was over when you really invented a legal system that would forever oppress us. You smiled in our faces and told us it was going to be okay while you took away everything from us. Then you complained that something was wrong us! I'm not talking about you directly. I'm talking about your ancestors and probably some relatives and friends. Again, this is not a I hate white people rant. I have worked around white people and I actually live around white people and don't have that many complaints. I don't believe all white people are the enemy or out to get me. But I do believe you have no place in this discussion. Because while I can almost read the mind of a Black woman and know that when she puts on her hair hat she is begging and craving validation, you would have no way of knowing the thoughts that are going through her mind and WHY she is actually wearing a hair hat to begin with. You couldn't understand. I'm not even sure if you are capable of understanding the mental mind state of a Black person and what motivates them to make any decision they do. It's because you are wired differently. Your social reality is a completely different reality and when you try to walk in ours, you will forever be lost. You are not capable of comprehending how much damage your ancestors and your race has done and is still doing to Black people. All over the planet! @Cynique Yes!!! Confidence!! Wow. I didn't expect to read this. I'm now officially done with the topic about "beautiful black women."
  21. What Monique doesn't realize is that demanding to be paid more money by Netflix, regardless of the reason they paid her a lower salary, is still slavery. If she has beef with them, no one is stopping her from actually growing her own empire that could employ more black people and maybe even become real competition. So I don't buy her sob story. Why not use the 500k that she got from Netflix to open up Moniqueflix? Or find an already black existing company that she can take over or invest in, even as a silent investor if she didn't want to get her feet wet? Black celebs have always been too happy with masta's money and then complain when they get ripped off more than they are used to being ripped off. Funny thing is that they are the least likely ones to invest their money back into the black community and create more opportunities for the people who made them rich but that's showbiz. Even more ironic is that would also be where their true wealth lies I'm certain. Monique wasn't standing up for the black community. That's why no one took her temper tantrum seriously. She was acting out of self interest because she personally felt targeted. She was motivated by her own greed and ambition. Now she has to make amends with the same people she insulted so she may have a career. @Pioneer1 I believe @Troy is referring to the fact that Motown sold out to Universal. They also sold cheaply for 61 million dollars. They haven't been black owned since the 80's. That's why they are not mentioned among black owned businesses. Now I believe they are worth in the billions. Same with BET who sold to Viacom. The powers that be pretty much prohibit black people from having media control. And I think Google is in on it too.
  22. I feel like we are not ready to talk about weave and wigs as a problem. This generation of black women doesn't seem eager to have this conversation right now. In time, this may change, hopefully with a few more generations. I just hope that I am alive to see weaves and wigs go out of style. That is something I would like to witness in this reality. The good thing is that by black people not changing our behaviors, this probably won't make our situation any worst than it already is now. Hey, I remember in school all the cool kids wore parachute pants. That was a big trend and when you told someone how dumb it was, you didn't know fashion. A few years later, we laugh at how ridiculous those fads were. At the end of the day, all black women are beautiful on the inside and outside and need to stop being ashamed of themselves because everyone else wants to copy the black woman's look and style. That may seem a little shallow for me to say but it is what it is. I also feel like they may not be hearing it enough. That could actually be part of the reason that weave is actually so popular right now.
  23. @Mel Hopkins I agree. If it's not constructive then it serves no purpose. Absolutely. I think we should welcome constructive criticism in the black community. I think that's the motivation we need for change sista. @Chevdove Yes, that is part of the problem too. And that needs to be discussed too sista! Regardless of hairstyle, black women are beautiful no matter what! Black women are the most beautiful women!
  24. @Mel Hopkins Let's be real sista. Black men being concerned with the state of black women is actually anti gay. Gay men could care less. I resided in Brooklyn right on Tompkins ave so I am familiar with the culture. The "bitch move" is allowing our sisters to go around embarrassing the black race and not caring. By this logic I suppose it would be equally "gay" behavior for black women to be concerned about black men sagging their pants. And why should they be concerned that statistically most of the boys they are raising are helping to exterminate black people? Business as usual in the black community? "Let's not be concerned about the state of our people and just let the self destruction continue and deflect as much as possible", could be the behavior of some. I bet they would say it has nothing to do with how anyone wears their hair because it's only fashion. And when a gang member gets a tear drop to celebrate they took a life, then maybe that's just fashion too. Does anyone believe that black women wearing weave could be a direct reflection of why black women outnumber everyone else in terms of abortion? Self hate will always be self hate and cannot be defined any other way. That's why there are more Latinos in the USA now than black people. Between violent murders and abortions, we are probably killing more life than we produce at this point. Isn't the percentage of black people in the US 12 percent now? Wasn't it just 14 percent quite recently. But let's deflect and not concentrate on self hate issues we suffer in the black community. Sleep is a beautiful thing and no one likes to be bothered while they slumber. The problem is, black people have been sleeping too long - to the point where the matter is so serious that at this point in time, it's wake up or face extinction, primarily by ourselves.
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