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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

Yemaya ·
I think that politics can definitely play a positive role in our liberation, only if the state and federal governments would stop redistricting every few years. We might be able to get a significant role in government. This is the oldest trick in the book, gerrymandering. This is how these people in power are staying in power. Texas is the worst example of this in recent times. Right now, politics do not actually play a significant role in our 'liberation'. We have good representatives at...
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

James Wesley Chester ·
if the state and federal governments would stop redistricting every few years. We might be able to get a significant role in government'....---Yemaya Political power is the ultimate key to our achieving a parity position in our society. \ Gerrymandering (redistricting) is a tool for managing the system of exclusion. The Voting Rights Act is supposed to control that, e.g. Section 5. We can never achieve our goal as long as we are members of political parties control by those who repress us.
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Re: The Bush Doctrine?

Kevin41 ·
To hell with Bush...man...lisen here....black unemployment is high as hell.....he had a chance to stay out of the affrimative action thing but filed a breif against AA....therefore supporting reduced opportunities for blacks...he and the conservatives do what they can to be legislatively punitive to blacks....so f-k him and the rest.....you see Watcher, i'm from Texas...where blacks voted for him the LEAST in the nation...we know firsthand what he and his cronies are about....you see the...
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Re: Why the African Diaspora should support Revolutionary Cuba

Yemaya ·
Such as the Afro-Cubans have a lower rate of infant mortality than Afro-Americans.....this info was posted on the Black commentator some time ago. They have a 98% literacy rate.... I have to agree that Cuba is not perfect, but neither is the US. Cuba has done more with less than the US. What I would like to know what is so bad with Cuba that isn't so bad with the country that we live in?? Every nation has problems. There are voting issues and debates going on in the US right now dealing with...
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Re: Why the African Diaspora should support Revolutionary Cuba

jazzdog ·
Understand I agree with every statement that you have maded about the US, but to express some belief that supporting a revolution in Cuba helps blacks in this country is not really accepting of the honest truth about living in this country. In fact the only reason I believe most people think highly of Cuba is that it is among a handful of nations that continue to thumb their nose at the US, however that does not make them a desireable place to hang ones hat. The nice thing about living here...
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Re: Israel = Jewish Reparations?

Popcorn ·
And there are many other peaceful countries in the world where you have a "choice", also. It is a mistake to believe that "choice" is unique to the U.S. Our "choice" here is eroded day after day after day, as the media becomes more consolidated into the hands of corporations that spoon feed us what they want us to believe. These corporations care for nothing except acquiring wealth. And here, where "gerrymandering" of congressional districts by both Republicans and Democrats has become so...
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Re: White People do it too, does not apply! When These Individuals are Sworn in to Serve

Michael ·
************************** THE SPECIAL ELECTION Several States May Revisit Redistricting California voters are not the only ones who will decide whether to take the redrawing of political lines out of the hands of officeholders. By Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer September 26, 2005 SACRAMENTO "” When California voters go to the polls Nov. 8 to decide whether to strip lawmakers of the authority to draw their own districts, so will voters in Ohio. Millions more are likely to follow in...
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Re: ‘New Jim Crow’ author Michelle Alexander has a warning about Trump’s America

DennisKalita ·
She didn't get that this extreme election was not the usual BS. She helped Trump win by everywhere saying Clinton did not deserve our vote. Now she got it. …. talking to myself here….best thing I can do now is keep focused on positive and constructive projects.
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Re: ‘New Jim Crow’ author Michelle Alexander has a warning about Trump’s America

sunnubian ·
I noticed that a lot of famous, etc., Black people where going around saying no one should vote for Clinton, or like Dave Chappell, when asked if he was going to vote, saying sh!t like, "What the hell for?" I didn't like her "super predator" reference either [though what was disseminated did not show all of it, where she was literally repeating what she had been told by someone else], but even if she said it outright and/or it was a term, phrase that she made up herself or she was expressing...
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Re: ‘New Jim Crow’ author Michelle Alexander has a warning about Trump’s America

Kocolicious ·
There really isn't any mystery as to how to eradicate this approaching horror...we've already been through it. It's documented. All you have to do is follow the leadership of black women and men who made it had before. The only exceptional thing is that we are MORE powerful now than we were back then....we didn't have citizenship or the right to vote. Yes it is happening but it still can be STOPPED....as you say Brotha DK by being focused on constructive projective that instill real...
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Re: A Hollywood Actor Not Licking Castro's Boots!

Michael Lofton ·
Mr. Icon, "Doesn't this capture the VAST majority of all people, black, white or otherwise? Again, why do you choose to focus on the small minority of black people wo are not living as you suggest above? Why paint black America with a brush only meant for a tiny few?" This small minority who hold elected office, make policy that negatively impacts thousands of people. It would behoove the community of Black America to speak out against such disgraceful activity, because Black America is the...
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Re: Dem. Maxine Waters defends Sen Bryd X-clansman with all her might.

Yssys (Guest) ·
Kevin41, you're absolutely right about the current Republican party. This is why there is no real distinction between Republicans and Democrats. It's all about Conservatives and Liberals. If you carefully examine the flagrant voting violations during the same time of the Civil Rights Act, gerrymandering in the Northern states, Poll Taxes/exams/terrorism in the South and shamefully the recent voting fiasco in Florida. Because of those factors I don't really think that we've had a real chance...
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Re: Who is Black????

IndependentMan ·
Actually MBM, Colin Powell got into trouble once by saying, "I'm not that black!!!" A geneologist concluded that Colin Powell was a distint relative of Princess Diana........He considers himself "African American" because of political correctness. Here's an interesting article from Interracial Voice: Does "Black" mean the same thing as Multiracial? By George Winkel Often "black"-identified posters to Interracial Voice disparage interracial marriage; and they vilify our racially mixed progeny...
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Re: Racism in the U.K and U.S.A: a comparison

Yssys (Guest) ·
Based upon your statements,I'd ask Britain is a white liberal country, right? Just like France? Yet France has had increasing racial attacks on non-whites in their country and have kept Africans from their former colonies in refugee housing since the Algerian revolution forming run-down ghettos. In the U.K. during the "promotion" of the war in Iraq, some uninformed government offical proclaimed that the British should support the U.S. effort in Iraq and that there were close ties between the...
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Re: Texas Man Released After Three Decades

EbonyRose ·
I am BEYOND ecstatic that Mr. Wyatt is finally a free man!! But ... unless and until the trial prosecutors are indicted and jailed for the crime(s) they committed against him ... justice will NOT be served for Mr. Wyatt!!! Hopefully they have - or will - suffer just as much as he has.
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Re: Texas Man Released After Three Decades

sunnubian ·
I feel the same way ER, but, " immunity . . . offers prosecutors protection from lawsuits except when they have violated a clearly-established constitutional right", so you know what that means, in nearly all cases prosecutors can hide behind immunity protection no matter what they have done, and even in where a person's constitutional rights have been violated, the case would be relegated to "Civil Court" and not prosecuted in "Criminal Court".
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Re: Law Firm Asks Attorney General Loretta Lynch to Investigate Racial Discrimination, Safety Violations at American Airlines

Norland ·
Africans in America have driven Europe's ex-natives beyond insane. That cotton made them money, but they couldn't enjoy the money in peace.
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Re: Mother Demands Family Dollar Store Clerk Apologize for Insulting Children’s African Attire

sunnubian ·
Yeah, where would African America be without "the Mad Black Woman" .
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Re: Mother Demands Family Dollar Store Clerk Apologize for Insulting Children’s African Attire

Kocolicious ·
I know a whole of black women who would have pulled her racist ass from behind the counter and stumped the fock outta her....big time. She's lucky homegirl walked away. See? White folks are focking COWARDS cuz they pick on who they think are WEAK. In most cases....children. I'm glad she did that. Hal. Lay. Lu. Yer! And focking bravo she didn't stutter or lie about nothing! She told the truth. Like some Asians do talking about black people in their language and take their money. Same focking...
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Re: Mother Demands Family Dollar Store Clerk Apologize for Insulting Children’s African Attire

Norland ·
Why is everyone so damned concerned about how we wear our hair and what we wear? In Africa, some folks wear damn near nothing. That's what we should do. Go in the stores with our tits slangin' with the beat of the drum. That would be some serious "FREE AT LAST!" We wear braids, dreds, straightened, NATURALLY whether tightly curled or NATURALLY/CHEMICALLY straightened. There are Black people that have the same dog hair such as yourselves, you know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why is...
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Re: Mother Demands Family Dollar Store Clerk Apologize for Insulting Children’s African Attire

sunnubian ·
It's a good chance that the woman was just not thinking and really didn't mean any harm, but in the very likely chance that she was trying to be sarcastic, trying to humiliate [children], their mother made it clear as hell that she was not about to let an adult 'F' with her children and get away with it. Besides, with all the things that racists are doing in this country right now, [ a very large percent being 'F-ing' with Black children ], a lot of Black parents/Black people are very on...
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Re: Mother Demands Family Dollar Store Clerk Apologize for Insulting Children’s African Attire

Kocolicious ·
Plus it's sensitive. You don't mock children UNDER any circumstances. Especially cultural mocking. I saw in the news yesterday that Disney had to pull a Native American custom off its shelves cuz it was considered by Amerindians to be insensitive and insulting to the culture. It's the same thing. Because European/Asian/Middle Eastern do not have authentic cultures....they are judgmental with people who do. Much like white college students who do "hood" parties mocking black people by wearing...
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Re: Mother Demands Family Dollar Store Clerk Apologize for Insulting Children’s African Attire

Norland ·
When one looks down and there's supposed to be a penis, that can't be seen unless you have a magnifying glass and a pair of tweezers, there's going to be envy. That's why our brothers are being shot down in the street. The penises they IMAGINE BLACKS have; wishing they HAD ONE TOO, gives them envy, jealousy, fear, and then KAPOW!!!!!! With the WHITE man, the BLACK penis has ALWAYS caused the BLACK man to be terrorized EVER SINCE HIS ARRIVAL in 1619. All of the grief they EXPERIENCE as BLACK...
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Re: Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

Kocolicious ·
To me prison has always been a new form of slavery. It restricts human growth and limits the ability to evolve....plus massa continues to get paid for human chattel. In other countries, there is no profit prisons in the way that it is here. I remember seeing an article about prison life in Sweden I think. It looked like a camp resort where prisoners couldn't leave but where allowed to work outside the prisons and return daily. I don't remember if they kept the money earned but it wasn't...
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Re: Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

Norland ·
Prison is nothing but enslavement. The way to avoid it is to refrain from doing things to get your ass locked up. The entire United States of America is our imprisonment when it gets right down to the situation. Can't do a damn thing without their approval. It's a damn shame when they can tell you whether or not YOU can wear DREADLOCKS, when all they have are spider webs that can become lice infected in a heartbeat. The hair of the DOG, that most times looks better on the DOG, much better.
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Re: Why Has the FBI Remained Relatively Tight-Lipped About KKK, White Supremacists in Law Enforcement?

Norland ·
As long as we're living in America, we'll have these Neanderthal terrorist groups. None of us have taken the Oath of Allegiance to make us citizens of this joint. We're considered foreigners and not citizens. Therefore, they can terrorize us and walk foot-loose and fancy free. We were brought here to work like slaves; not partake in the wealth. Right now, some want our votes, some do not; once the Caucasoid gets back into the White's House, we can get back to shooting each other and being...
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Re: Why Has the FBI Remained Relatively Tight-Lipped About KKK, White Supremacists in Law Enforcement?

DennisKalita ·
The FBI is part of the centuries long American Black Holocaust Denial. It never happened. No white people – unlike in S. Africa and Germany – ever apologized. It never happened. Along with this, America fully denies its home grown “Christian” white terrorists. Domestic white terrorists are never spoken about as a widespread American problem – like the Taliba, Al-Qaeda and ISIS are – in other parts of the world. It is not acknowledged. That's the American Lie story - a country so great that...
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Re: Online Voter Registration

sunnubian ·
Between the UNCONSTITUTIONAL "gerrymandering", the UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND ILLEGAL 'purging' of REGISTERED VOTERS, along with closing half the voting polls in most states and/or last minute changing of where people go to vote, not to mention, the tampering with and/or RIGGING the voting machines to begin with, to enable republicans to continously "win" by STEALING ELECTIONS, it almost doesn't matter who's registered or how many people vote.
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Re: How America Built the Racial Wealth Gap

Muhammad Cipher ·
This is why you change the "social contract" of a society. I can name several countries where the above paragraph is a false statement. These places understand the insanity of making the above necessities (for any community to be healthy and functional on basic levels) to be dependent on the "wealth" of said community. Black people in this country are quickly becoming the last holdouts of this dying system.
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Re: How America Built the Racial Wealth Gap

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: This is why you change the "social contract" of a society. I can name several countries where the above paragraph is a false statement. These places understand the insanity of making the above necessities (for any community to be healthy and functional on basic levels) to be dependent on the "wealth" of said community. Black people in this country are quickly becoming the last holdouts of this dying system. In other words we are becoming the permanent...
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Re: How America Built the Racial Wealth Gap

Xumbrarchist ·
If the racial wealth gap is what is so important then why are so many White folks so bad off recently? The system is designed to screw the majority of non-rich people. Race is irrelevant. This is from 1974. THE SCREWING OF THE AVERAGE MAN By David Hapgood https://www.kirkusreviews.com/...-of-the-average-man/ That book pointed out then that college degrees for everybody was not the answer because supply and demand would just devalue the degrees. So education was just another scam. It is so...
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Re: How America Built the Racial Wealth Gap

Yemaya ·
If it were just the average man Xumbrachist. This country has had it in for black people through the law since 1638. Follow the legal trail. Its just NOW somewhat hitting the rest of the non-black population. They are the limited collateral damage, while we are the main targets.
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Re: Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people."

TheRealDeal ·
http://www.policymic.com/artic...ot-down-by-democrats A gun or other weapon must be armed, and someone must pull the trigger or leave such a weapon in a precarious position before any physical bodily harm or property damage can take place. http://www.ask.com/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution?o=3986&qsrc=999 Furthermore, the 2nd Amendment will never be repealed, because the "right to bear arms" is a tool to be used against government when it violates the rights of...
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Re: Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people."

TheRealDeal ·
https://www.africanamerica.org/...t/320064903666824732 RE: "Ex-officers get probation in Houston teen beating" b y JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | April 24, 2013 Here again, when U.S. born Blacks place no value in Constitutional protections for U.S. citizens, and when there are no civil lawsuit mega-buck penalties on the back end, to hold public servants or anyone else financially liable for damages in the City (Houston, TX), County, State, or Federal jurisdiction where this beating, "...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
My sentiments exactly . Sis Sunnubian And Sis Rose I hear you both loud and clear, however if this system were not inherently flawed, it would not provide 'apparatus' or occasion for tampering, rigging or gerrymandering what-so-ever, but it would provide stopgates in such activities and swiftly implement them. This exact same can be said of this political system. (and) I could not agree more. However, maybe it is cases like the above (and those others sited by Sis Sunnubian) that will...
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Re: Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people."

TheRealDeal ·
http://conservativeblackchick....emocrats-are-racist/ http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-964276 CNN i-Report: "President Obama Forget RICH & WHITE Americans FIGHT for Black/Hispanics American NOW" by Vera Richards Selected comment: "African and Hispanic Americans need President Obama to fight for us NOW. FIGHT FOR us President Obama Don’t sign Senate “Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013” Bill. FIGHT tell Reid to do filibuster reform so that you can appoint federal judges and deliver on your...
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Re: Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people."

TheRealDeal ·
https://www.africanamerica.org/...unsialibya-situation RE: "US & France Intervene in Mali To Protect Land & Resource Grabs, Not Because of Al Qeda" by Bruce A. Dixon, 4-23-2013, and uploaded by Yemaya http://www.archives.gov/exhibi...tion_transcript.html US Constitution, Article 2, Section 2: " The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States , and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may...
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Re: How America Built the Racial Wealth Gap

Rianna ·
I could say that we should learn how to apply equality in ourselves.Did you know that there's a video went popular of over the very first weekend of March. Its name, "Wealth Inequality in America," claims it all. It explains, in obvious, accessible images, that the space between the wealthiest and the poorest Americans is far vaster than most people have even imagined. With a personal finance you can pay things instead of taking money out of savings.
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Re: How America Built the Racial Wealth Gap

sunnubian ·
Welcome Rianna! Unfortunately, finance, personal finance and economics is something that most Americans learn at an older age rather than at a young age. African Americans in particular, (IMO), often are just surviving financially, and often that is the primary financial focus , surviving and making ends meet until the next paycheck. It is usually people who were taught from a very young age, the value of money and the importance of saving over spending, manage their finances prudently.
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Re: Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: You know .... Rev. Sharpton made a very interesting point the other day about this whole voter ID mess ... and the fact that NONE of these laws are being put into effect during the Republican primary voting process. They're only affecting the general election in November ... when Democrats will be part of the voting process as well!! Also in Ohio, they've decided to reduce the number of early voting days ... coincidentally , just days after a report was...
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Re: Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Originally Posted by EbonyRose: You know .... Rev. Sharpton made a very interesting point the other day about this whole voter ID mess ... and the fact that NONE of these laws are being put into effect during the Republican primary voting process. They're only affecting the general election in November ... when Democrats will be part of the voting process as well!! Also in Ohio, they've decided to reduce the number of early voting days ... coincidentally , just...
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Re: Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Originally Posted by Yemaya: Originally Posted by EbonyRose: You know .... Rev. Sharpton made a very interesting point the other day about this whole voter ID mess ... and the fact that NONE of these laws are being put into effect during the Republican primary voting process. They're only affecting the general election in November ... when Democrats will be part of the voting process as well!! Also in Ohio, they've decided to reduce the number of early voting...
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Re: Wisconsin School District Suspends Black Teenagers for Celebrating While Black

Muhammad Cipher ·
Not at all shocking. Michelle Alexandria discusses how even Black people got caught up in the perception of criminality. Older people call it "the undesirables".
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Re: Wisconsin School District Suspends Black Teenagers for Celebrating While Black

Norland ·
Boy-0-Boy, those guys are handsome as all get out. What they're really burdened by is having that pretty brown skin. Let me repeat that: Pretty Brown Skin. Walk tall, be proud fellas, this suspension is just one of the many bumps in the road of life that you'll face, living in the stolen land of the Cave Man.
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Re: Wisconsin School District Suspends Black Teenagers for Celebrating While Black

RadioRaheem ·
I guess happy Black people are problem to the dominate society
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Re: Wisconsin School District Suspends Black Teenagers for Celebrating While Black

Kocolicious ·
@ Brotha RR Of course it is my brotha! That's whole reason behind conquering our continent. We had EVERYTHING we needed. And they did not! But!
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Re: Lynching As A Misdemeanor

RadioRaheem ·
I'm surprised that they were charged at all. I think we need to do more than just march and cry and pray...time to go at them..the street way!
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Re: Lynching As A Misdemeanor

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: I'm surprised that they were charged at all. I think we need to do more than just march and cry and pray...time to go at them..the street way! Well, I'm not going to advocate violence, but I know he has some cousins or friends or family members where the streets and/or prison is their second home anyway. He should have just invited them over a few times and introduced them to his "roommates" and made sure each time they were about to leave, they would say...
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Re: Wisconsin School District Suspends Black Teenagers for Celebrating While Black

RadioRaheem ·
http://breakingbrown.com/2014/...rrest-of-8-students/
 
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