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  1. A WHITE CHRISTMAS: Happy Blue Year Black Folks

    It is obvious White supremacy is a global problem, and Black folk is learning how to do 'White' fast; savagery of White folk is no excuse for us to do as they do! The problem of Black people is Black people, not White people; not only doing as they say but also, doing as they do. Attitudes of ethnocentrism, xenophobia, and greed (in all humans) have been a universal dilemma since man learned to communicate. Additionally, over time, humans have learned to identify right and wrong behavior as well as means of checking wrongs against what is right. But instead of checking what is wrong, we adopt the wrong behavior. Jews have (debatably) over 6,000 years of being mistreated by virtually every society on earth, Black folk have (perhaps) even more; yet, Jews are doing to Palestinians what was done to them; and Black folks are doing to each other what Whites are doing to us now. One does not have to be a rocket scientist or even educated to understand White supremacy, what it does, or how it works. Moreover, failure to understand it is no less confusing than failure to understand where we want to be in a White man’s world. Most, if not all, Black folks know what we are doing to our bodies, minds, and hearts when we go the hairdresser, grocery store, or chat with the neighbor. Indeed, what is confusing is our attempt to justify our wrong behavior in name of equality or a constitutional civil right. What’s going on in Libya can (as you suggest) be attributed to Africa’s failure to purge itself of European ways. Because it did not, however, is no excuse for selling their own people today. Thoughtful response!!
  2. 400+ years of social & economic disparity, white supremacy has dazed Black folks psych and focus. Now, ineffective struggles for ‘change’ have transformed Black demands into a monster, with an eye on ‘replacing’ White hegemony (with our own brand of oppression) as a solution to Black disparity. Power does, indeed, corrupt! Instead of continuing a united fight for control over Black lives as a whole, we struggle for equality, equal opportunity to oppress; alongside White folks. In Libya, Blacks have reverted back to the slave trade (selling their own people), some Europeans and other countries are buying them. “Oh, but they are animals. That could never happen in America, not again.” It’s what White folks say too! Really? Education Secretary, Betsy Devos, policies furthering aspects of the ‘hidden curriculum’ in schools is already preparing Black children towards a (forced) labor market permanent policy. Many Black parents, Black education leaders support these efforts (they’ve been duped into believing is good) will benefit the Black community at large. And that’s just one of the many first hints, a revelation of the larger and more complex struggles to come! From Harriet Tubman to Malcolm X, they feared something was not right with the freedoms we sought or equality available only to the controlling White class. But we struggle to get it anyhow, “if you can’t defeat them, join them.” By any means necessary is the age-old rationale, for survival; the Black justification flavor for spreading evil.
  3. 400+ years of social & economic disparity, white supremacy has dazed Black folks psych and focus. Now, ineffective struggles for ‘change’ have transformed Black demands into a monster, with an eye on ‘replacing’ White hegemony (with our own brand of oppression) as a solution to Black disparity. Power does, indeed, corrupt! Instead of continuing a united fight for control over Black lives as a whole, we struggle for equality, equal opportunity to oppress; alongside White folks. In Libya, Blacks have reverted back to the slave trade (selling their own people), some Europeans and other countries are buying them. “Oh, but they are animals. That could never happen in America, not again.” It’s what White folks say too! Really? Education Secretary, Betsy Devos, policies furthering aspects of the ‘hidden curriculum’ in schools is already preparing Black children towards a (forced) labor market permanent policy. Many Black parents, Black education leaders support these efforts (they’ve been duped into believing is good) will benefit the Black community at large. And that’s just one of the many first hints, a revelation of the larger and more complex struggles to come!
  4. It’s harder, than ever, these days to see the bright side of life, what with reality the way it is. Suffering imminent, never ending pain, reminiscent, expand a good plan some evil is collected. All is well in love and war, child victims, seniors - sore no more, snuggled in bunks, hope drunks. It used to be, expression is free, disappointment, now the price to throw the dice, and nothing left but breathe, from God, hope drunk. For the best candidate a bullet bump, in secret, hope drunk. Benefits, saved for a few, who knew, insistent, demanding positive thinking order of the day and those in a slump, hope drunk. A golden watch, a fish dinner, a thank you for support, and with nothing more, shown the door. A life insurance policy, satisfied, died in a dump, hope drunk. In reality the same way, celebrate defeat on the seat of dismay. The problem before was not the score, a punk, hope drunk
  5. Black the beautiful, naturally kinky hair, natural walk, and talk, values traded for the almighty dollar. African American is led down many roads to envy, feelings of discontent and a resentful itch caused by the possessions, qualities, and dumb luck of white America. The problems we face lay just behind the facade of the greatest lie ever told; that enslave, imprison, kill, and steal distinction of Black folk. We’re given a title that separates us, African American; and left confused about who we are or want to be. And don’t even realize it! And we agonize over debasement of our Black children, worry for their safety and wonder how matters got so far out-of-hand in-spite of our (so-called) successful accomplishments. We dismiss the straight hair conversion, bleaching cream discoloration, and our fortunes over the unfortunate as part of the problem. We are content, over happiness with what we’ve become. Village elders molest the children, instead of help rearing them, while the children compete, one with the other, in fatal games designed in the name of freedom. As the band plays on, joints and needles are distributed to soothe and to celebrate our individuality. African American is led down many roads to envy, satisfied or dismissed by material possessions. The band plays on to satisfy our perverted needs; we're almost like White and White folks.
  6. Thank you brother, Troy, I see it an honor to be featured on AALBC.com site! Headshot, okay, but I won’t be held responsible for any complaints; the camera hates me as much as I hate cameras. Thought, among other competencies, I am a registered photojournalist (International Press Card ID #29410 (Photographer) United States Press Agency) unofficially since annual fees lapse. But Israel doesn’t know! Not sure whether I’m permitted, or if it is wise to identify ISBN until graduate review board completion. However, I believe it is okay to publicize University of Alaska undergrad SAP ePortfolio , I hope it’s okay. I do not have any other, except academic works, published material, yet. What did I do to get sent to Alaska, everyone always asks, the answer, EVERYTHING! I'm not a spy or Mossad, nor associated with any terrorist groups. Though I do endorse the Black Panther Party, contrary to profound ignorance, they are not a street gang. Are you sure you want to feature the likes of me on this distinguished Black website? Thank you
  7. Yes, brother, it is! A trilogy, subject to change.
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    I say, "may" because of the time I spent with her from during her trial involving the San Quintin Six (United National Community to Free Angela Davis and Political Prisoners), her disposition of Black professionals and politics. Yes, she is very insightful.
  9. WOW! brother, Delano, as to your second inquiry first, ‘where am I’ and ’what I see lacking’ alone, explains volumes (about me) in your reference to me as a Black leader of which “I AM NOT,” but thank you for the honorific; you see, I still lack the most virtuous of human traits, which is compassion, blind hope, and faith, all of which is (subjective in nature but) absolutely necessary for evolvement from commonality to pure morality in as much as the ultimate leap towards perfection without fear of consequences is concerned. As it may be said the physical person before taking form is first conceived subjectively; whether between uncontrollable passion between a man and women, or as a divine concept (if that’s your thing). From there the physical form develops from within its environment, as either in harmony with its environment, power over it, or exist in-spite of it. Thus, my lack of the most virtuous of human traits, there are no obvious better choices. Theology idealism, social scientists, political scientists, mother/father, you, nor I, no one has the answer to a salvational direction of life. All humankind knows is death, a thing which eventually takes care of itself, within each of us at some point-in-time. So, what do we do with this life inside us? The one-word answer, LIVE. In other words, brother, there really is no solution to ails of Black America, just as there are no solutions to the ‘White’ problem; pessimism intended. I mean just think for a second, just how far has humankind evolved, actually? If you want to argue with modernization advances, okay, how many “life insurance policies” has ever insured a life, over death; another clever ploy to control the masses; to get you to work for 20-years until retirement when they give you golden watch and fish dinner and declare you a ‘pillar’ of the community, when all you really did was support the existence of someone else. That’s (probably) why we have so many grumpy old men and women. They realize they spent their entire life supporting someone else’s existence and it is too late to be a substantive, independent force. That’s when the anger starts to weil, usually comes out in the form of cantankerousness towards the living and non-living alike (for Black folks), for white folks, in the form of ethnocentrism, xenophobia, and outright racism. Finally, my impression of who you are? “Walk over and look in the mirror, that's my impression of you.” Your past, (I bet a dime to a dollar) just as mine, with all the scars, cracks and crevices of life in America, with the exception of NONE.
  10. Brother, Delano, sorry, how rude of me; do still have that finished or unfinished manuscript lying around and would you like to work with it; ever thought about turning it into a short story10-20,000 words?
  11. Hello, brother, Delano, I’m not quite sure what your point is. You must be a noble bother to be so candid about your past, obviously not who you are now. Myself, out the rhetorical laboratory as of a year ago, in-depth focus and research on what stimulates powerful ‘human emotions and review of traditional story structure, plot and POV theory; I’m almost ready to release the first test results for public evaluation in the form of a literary fiction work. Halfway Up to the Bottom: Breakpoint in Mid-Despair I intend to submit for publication without ‘outside’ structural copy editing (which is usually a $3-5k date). I must first master my own technique and style before the maiden voyage, so the speck. The 1st test will be to elicit a response from the top of the ‘big five’ traditional publishers in which I intend (if accepted) to see how far I can go with ‘unreasonable’ negotiations and demands in my favor. If not accepted I’ll try the next, until I submit to all five. If not accepted, go back into the laboratory and re-edit again without ‘outside’ editing. The project I have in mind must be flawless for my younger brothers and sisters looking to break into the book market. If successful, we’ll have the resources to advance the project further. Perhaps even a paid staff of Black editors to review and offer feedback. Over the years I’ve become a force to be reckoned with (so I’m told) assisting editing in both the holy languages and, ethnographies/ethnologies in the form of storytelling as well as various academic research/examinations works concerning sociological and anthropological issues. Please keep-up the self-enhancement! I hope I’ve accurately responded to your reply.
  12. Asking you not to be boring wasn’t permission to be ridiculous, sister. But hey, your call. I stand corrected then, maybe, it is simply your aim to ‘impress’ people, or anyone who’ll listen to ramblings of an opportunist who attempts to find fault in others; borderline narcissist needing attention. Your want to show off which is perfectly normal for us Black folks, it's our reflective response to compensate for perceived failure or dissatisfaction with self. Finding fault in others in order to feel capable. I believe that’s a hallmark of Donald Trump, everyone else needs to be a ‘loser’ or he cannot be a winner. Wake up old woman, and smell the cantankerous mammal you’re tuning into. NEWS FLASH, no one is an original thinker since the story of Adam and Eve. It takes lots of practice to learn, and life time to put all together to come up with something original. That can never happen for a narcissist because you’re too busy trying to impress people with what you think you know, for attention rather trying to learn from others. I see I hit a nerve within your person. I’d like to say I care but I can’t because I don’t. Why stay in a kitchen that’s too hot for you. And, at this point, I too am now being arrogant and showing off.
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    Yeah, the time difference here is about 11 hours ahead. I am, in the Middle (near) East, specifically, Jerusalem Israel (actually Palestine) for just over five years now. Curiosity about where it is said to have all started, according to the history of western civilization; the holy languages and needing a change brought me here, the cradle of civilization. We’re on the same page with respect to ‘reaching out to readers’ only varied approaches towards the same end. It is so true, brother, but times respect rhetoric of Coats because he helps politicians get Black votes. And because he's a damn good journalist. Of all mainstream news media, The Atlantic and Associated Press stand out as most reliable for unbiased information, to an extent. A family member (Dr. Angela Davis) may disagree with your assessment of Coats. I am in the process of putting together a formal detailed proposal for just such a project, my time and energy levels (unfortunately) are pretty much spoken for these days. But I should have completed working draft within the several weeks (4-6).
  14. Nope, try reading it again, have a reference guide close by this time! I believe I've been alive for about 63 years now. But that is not your true concern (your narcissism is showing, again) hiding behind a need for attention. Don't fret sister, you've got my undivided attention. There, now you have something else to be 'contrarian' about. Let's start with you insisting how you need no one's attention, shall we? But don't be boring. However, just in-case you’re truly unable to comprehend the ‘theme’ my post, here it is again: In simpler terms (theme, summarized), It is frustrating how White folks believe their concerns are more important than those of other groups, and Black folks are their own worst enemies. See, I believe I implied, before, that "I am sadly amused when the opposition is framed to actually agree with my worldview."
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    Sorry for not getting back to you before now, I was camping out at my favorite spot at the Dead Sea area in the Jordan Valley. Back home now! @Troy, I was being facetious (flippant); treating the seriousness of the big five biases towards Blacks authors issue with deliberately inappropriate humor (universal Black guidelines) because it seems every White group has its own guideline/handbook when dealing with Black people. Going off the rails like that helps me maintain my own humanity. I do apologize. Nor, have I inferred any of the big five’s go against Black writers, all, however, find little commercial value in Black stories. Not just stories about the Black experience (literary fiction (my favorite)); even sci-fi, mystery, thrillers but to a disadvantaging degree because they are different. e.g. “It’s not what you say but how you say it” (BS) referring to rhetorical ‘tone’ expressions of Blacks is quite different from that of Whites. It drives me up the walls every time I hear the term ‘unappealing’ or ‘inappropriate tone’ etc. Yet, it must be realized and, accepted that story structure and plot have (tried and tested) requirements that satisfy all elements of story craft, to be successful. If I may, correction brother, the NYT bestseller review board isn’t what it used to be. Their public reviews are not even about (never were in my opinion) exceptional stories. I personally know several NYT editors who would review most any error free novel favorably, for a hefty price. Usually, for a few thousand dollars (up front) for reading the work, and another few thousand for the review. NO, PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE ME! In fact, the Huffington Post novel reviews are actually taken more serious than the those of the New York Times, and there are many others. All of which is little more than a bunch of pompous crap. No sir, best sellers are books that sell (a lot) with or without a review, period. We do not, nor should we reach out to readers, except inasmuch as marketing goes, it is the stories themselves, (the writers) who reach readers, from all walks of life. Which is motive(s) for my proposal? Being able to snatch a readers’ inattention, starting at the cover, and keeping that reader in a state of an unconscious intrigue until the last page is read with stories they’ll never forget. That starts with you, and me, sharing our skills and knowledge of fiction/non-fiction stories, and public discourse by offering feedback to Black writers, especially beginning Black writers.
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