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Re: Something To Think About: Why are there so Few Black Preppers?

sunnubian ·
I know that a few of us are prepared for potential disasters, usually those living in disaster-prone parts of the country, i.e., where hurricanes or tornados, or earthquakes are common or possible. I'm going to try to get that video to post properly and post some more because the term "Prepping" really goes waaaaay beyond natural disaster preparedness, and African Americans, of course, are the least likely "Preppers" even though we will be the most vulnerable and/or targeted group should...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Okay .... well, I read - and re-read this THREE times just to be sure!!! And all I ccan say is .... HALLELUJAH!!!! And I hope SOMEBODY listens to him and is SMART enough to do EXACTLY what he is saying!!! If I had some money, I'd do it just because 1) he said it ... and 2) because it's the right thing to do!! (All except that "give it to the young people" thingy!! Nope ... the "young people" would have to EARN that money ...but they could do so by going to school, learning taking business...
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Francois Mackandal was a charismatic and skilled leader of a slave revolt in Haiti

sunnubian ·
in the 18th century. Mackandal was probably of West African or Congolese origin brought to St Domingue as a slave at the age of 12, it is believed he was sold to Lenormand plantation. As an adult he escaped the plantation and leader a revolt against French slaver owners and plantations. He was supposed to have a los t his left hand and part of his left arm while a slave. How this happened is often disputed, some sources claim his arm was crushed in an accident with a Sugar press and then was...
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New Clues Revealed in Studies of Stillbirth

sunnubian ·
New Clues Revealed in Studies of Stillbirth <h6 class="byline">By NICHOLAS BAKALAR</h6><h6 class="dateline">Published: January 9, 2012</h6> In two new studies, researchers have pinpointed the most common causes of stillbirths and have found that known risk factors explain just a small minority of cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 26,000 fetal deaths at 20 weeks’ gestation or later occur annually in the United States, a rate...
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The Racial Politics Of Asthma

sunnubian ·
The Racial Politics Of Asthma Posted on March 29, 2012 by Dominique Browning | Posted in: African-American Community , Mercury Poisoning , Politics , Pollution , Social Justice | In the wake of the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida, there’s been a lot of talk about the risks to black children of being shot and by whom. Last week Harry C. Alford , the President and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, testified against the new Mercury and Air Toxic Standards during a...
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Re: Cowboy Laments Blacks' Lost Link to Rural Past

Yemaya ·
Well, I would say just because its a not a dominant cultural activity doesn't mean that we've forgotten about our rural roots. There are Black rodeos still out in the midwest, OK & AR. I have a cousin who is a professional rodeo-er (is that a word LOL) he's all of about 28. He grew up riding horses and bull riding. My great uncles used to ride bulls out on my great grandparents farm. What is funny about that is because they were so close in age to my mom and her older sisters sometimes,...
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Re: Cowboy Laments Blacks' Lost Link to Rural Past

James Wesley Chester ·
This is..., or was...an organization in New York City that called itself 'SHODEO'. The organization is/was located in Long Island, and worked extensively with the New York City public schools. The organization was owned, and operated by an African American guy who sported a huge handle-bar moustach, wore a huge (maybe 12-gallon) hat, and rode a magnificent palamino. 'SHODEO' presented a full range of rodeo events. We booked the organization in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the summer of 1993,...
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Re: Cowboy Laments Blacks' Lost Link to Rural Past

SavvysPlace ·
Man....this takes me back to those days that my father was so proud of anything "CowBoy"....lol. I remember his huge hats, his big boots and the countless pictures of all "rodeo" to his pictures of the Black Spanish bull fighters. Then I remember our days on the farm and am struck to call my grandmother right now....lol. "Wisdom Is A Woman Appreciating History!"
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Re: Torii Hunter believes black Latino players are 'impostors'

EbonyRose ·
Well, now .... that is very, very interesting!! Hmmm ... I dunno .... maybe he mighta, shoulda, coulda said what he said in a different way, but ... the boy didn't lie!! So, I'm not so sure all this harsh criticism is really all that warranted! The only possible thing I might question is whether or not MLB is really trying to *fake anybody out* with the number of 'Black' faces in uniforms. I think he may be giving them too much credit because I'm not sure they really care that much! They...
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Re: IF I READ ONE MORE FREAKING STORY LIKE THIS . . . !!!!!!!!!:

sunnubian ·
So, instead of chastising the children that bullied her, they decide to tell the child that her NATURAL BORN hair " is a distraction ". So, when the other kids bully and harass her about her complexion or her full lips or the color of her eyes, what will be the school's suggestion then?
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Re: IF I READ ONE MORE FREAKING STORY LIKE THIS . . . !!!!!!!!!:

Norland ·
When it's relaxed, they're relaxed; when it's nappy, they're unhappy! (Paul Mooney) In other words, only the hair of the dog is allowed when anywhere around them! Sheep's wool; NOT ALLOWED or face EXPULSION!!
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Re: IF I READ ONE MORE FREAKING STORY LIKE THIS . . . !!!!!!!!!:

EarthAndSky ·
Is Faith Christian Academy planning to expel all of the white kids for wearing their hair natural, too, unless their parents give them a permanent or crop their hair short? We might find their hair distracting, too, because they are constantly flipping it from their faces. We might be worried that they will sustain neck or repetitive stress injury. The school's policy is inherently discriminatory. Straightening our hair damages it. Why should this beautiful girl change her natural physical...
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Re: IF I READ ONE MORE FREAKING STORY LIKE THIS . . . !!!!!!!!!:

EarthAndSky ·
Here is another case, involving a black woman (executive) who worked for BP. Not only does BP not like natural black hair, it also doesn't like West African clothing (where many of our ancestors come from!). They fired her for both. How dare she show up at work not looking like a proper European? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...3543.html?ref=topbar SMDH
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Re: IF I READ ONE MORE FREAKING STORY LIKE THIS . . . !!!!!!!!!:

Kocolicious ·
It's deja va all over again. In the 70s, it was braids. Corporate America didn't want black women to wear braids at work. It took a law suit to calm them down. I think another law suit is in order...and every other time a school or work have the NERVE to dictate what is acceptable grooming for African Americans. Hey enough is enough. We pay focking taxes too. So who are these asswipes we pay taxes to teling US how to comb ours and our children's hair? Uh....lemme see.... NO FOCKING BODY! So...
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Re: IF I READ ONE MORE FREAKING STORY LIKE THIS . . . !!!!!!!!!:

sunnubian ·
I'm with her as far as her hair is concerned, but I can't say I agree regarding her attire, because we all know that business attire is required in all "white"-collar jobs/positions, and 'business attire' only boils down to a "white"-collar job uniform, no different than McDonald's requiring its employees to were their uniform or Walmart requiring employees to wear blue polo shirts and khaki pants.
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Re: IF I READ ONE MORE FREAKING STORY LIKE THIS . . . !!!!!!!!!:

Kocolicious ·
@ Sista Sunnubian.... Before I can even catch my breathe. Here comes another similar story and this is with a black woman. Black Executive Allegedly Fired From BP For Braided Hair And Ethnic Clothing. We're Not Joking. The Huffington Post | By Julee Wilson Posted: 12/09/2013 1:25 pm EST 165 30 17 93 Melphine Evans, A black former executive at BP (British Petroleum Oil Co.), is suing the oil company for allegedly firing her because of her braided hair and "ethnic" attire. The 24-page lawsuit,...
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Re: Baptist Leader: I'm Exhibit A on Diversity

Yemaya ·
I think it's a setup. . .
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Re: Baptist Leader: I'm Exhibit A on Diversity

sunnubian ·
Yeah, I was thinking, "wonder what they are using him for".
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Re: Segregation Is Down. Great News, Right?

Xumbrarchist ·
Maybe we need more intellectual segregation. Even when integrated many palefaces expect us to worship European culture and help them maintain their delusions of intellectual superiority. Xum
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Cowboy Laments Blacks' Lost Link to Rural Past

EbonyRose ·
DENVER, Colo. (AP) — At the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo, retired rodeo champ Abe Morris needs only a nod of his black cowboy hat and his broad smile to be welcomed into the chute area where professional bull riders gather before their rides. "If I put on this cowboy hat and go down to the grocery store in my neighborhood, people would look at me like I'm joking," said the rodeo announcer, author and one of the rare African-American professional rodeo cowboys of his era — 1977 to...
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IF I READ ONE MORE FREAKING STORY LIKE THIS . . . !!!!!!!!!:

sunnubian ·
African-American girl faces expulsion over her natural hair by Lilly Workneh | November 26, 2013 at 5:03 PM Comments 10 Print 12-year-old Vanessa VanDyke. (Photo courtesy of WKMG) Related Posts Viola Davis receives accolades for her natural afro on Oscar night Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros Women's shaved hair revolution taking shape Black women must fight back against ‘hairanoia’ Natural hair care’s next wave An African-American girl could face expulsion after school...
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Torii Hunter believes black Latino players are 'impostors'

Cholly ·
Torri Hunter Along with his ability to hit a baseball and play center field, Torii Hunter (notes) made a big name for himself by being a likable guy and dropping a few jokes and laughs around the ballpark he plays in. But after Hunter's recent comments on race in baseball, his presence may be greeted with a few less smiles. While participating in USA Today's roundtable on the state of baseball , Hunter floated a theory that baseball uses dark-skinned players from countries like the Dominican...
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Segregation Is Down. Great News, Right?

sunnubian ·
Segregation Is Down. Great News, Right?But was it ever really a bad thing that black people lived together?By: John McWhorter | Posted: January 31, 2012 at 12:23 AM Print ThinkstockWhen Newt Gingrich says that housing project people...
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Baptist Leader: I'm Exhibit A on Diversity

sunnubian ·
Baptist Leader: I'm Exhibit A on Diversity The Rev. Fred Luter Jr.’s flock backs him as an inclusive symbol of Southern religious conservatism. By: Denise Stewart | Posted: June 25, 2012 at 3:42 PM YouTube ( The Root ) -- As the first African American elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention , the Rev. Fred Luter Jr. will travel throughout the country, preaching from some of the nation's most storied pulpits. But on Sunday he was home with his local congregation at the Franklin...
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CODE BLACK: Sound familiar?

sunnubian ·
CODE BLACK: Murder, Mass Incarceration, Militarization and Genocide in Progress Submitted by Marsha Coleman-... on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:32 mass incarceration prison state by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Kevin Berends “Instead of lynchings, we now enjoy the spectacle of the fraternal-order-of-police executing blacks and browns as sport.” In these lawless and insufferable times we often find those charged with upholding the Constitution mouthing platitudes about the...
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Re: Ending the War on Drugs

TheRealDeal ·
RE: "Ending the War on Drugs" Just like any other business endeavor (legal or illegal), as long as a steady supply of customers exists to make the sale of illicit drugs, profitable, there is very little that any government official/agency can do to stop drug trafficking, illicit drug sales or use, etc., etc. Furthermore, crying about going to prison for committing a criminal act that he or she truly committed is useless. The best weapon against illicit drug use is to not be a user or engage...
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Re: The GOP's Blatant Racism

Xeon ·
Point well taken. I’ve always found it fascinating how republicans passionately deny the blatant racism within its party ranks and the insensitive race baiting rhetoric of its leading representatives. Rabid litigious right wing clowns like Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Michael Reagan scream foul and defensively denounce any notions of party racism. It’s pathetic. Faye Anderson, once a proud beaming black republican left the GOP because the stench of its racial...
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The Occupy Movement, Gentrification and Black America’s Ancient Struggle

sunnubian ·
The Occupy Movement, Gentrification and Black America’s Ancient Struggle Wed, 12/07/2011 - 14:32 — Glen Ford Occupy Harlem | gentrification | Occupy Wall Street | occupy everywere Printer-friendly version by BAR executive editor Glen Ford The Occupy Wall Street movement faces challenges of relevance, and permanence, that must be addressed this winter. Most importantly, and like all American social movements, it must come to grips with the overarching issue of race. “Black people require that...
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Portrait of alleged killer in DC rampage emerges

sunnubian ·
Portrait of alleged killer in DC rampage emerges Read More | Leave Comment How common are African-American mass shooters? by theGrio | September 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM Comments 2 Print In this handout photo provided by the FBI, Aaron Alexis is shown in a photo prior to the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Authorities believe Alexis was a gunman involved in the shootings at the Navy Yard, where at least 12 people were shot and killed. (Photo by...
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African Americans and the American Labor Movement

sunnubian ·
African Americans and the American Labor Movement By James Gilbert Cassedy The records of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) have been, and will remain, indispensable to the study of African American labor history. Thirty NARA record groups (approximately 19,711 cubic feet of documentary material) document the activities of federal agencies whose core missions pertained to labor and labor management relations. There are also many other record groups that contain material...
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Are Public Schools Safe for Black Children?

sunnubian ·
Are Public Schools Safe for Black Children?  By: Lynette Holloway | Posted: March 7, 2012 U.S. Department of EducationOn Tuesday the U.S. Department of Education released the Civil Rights Data Collection sample, which...
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Re: White C-Span Caller Complains that Too Many Black People Call The Show

EbonyRose ·
Okay ... my first thought while reading this was that whoever wrote it was an idiot ! Then I clicked the link and found out I was right .... Boyce Watkins is one of those people who really does need his head examined! In fact, he reminds me a lot of Noah. Anyone who watches "The Washington Journal" or any other C-SPAN show knows that calls are pretty much evenly rotated between Dems, Repubs and Independents, as there is a call-in line for each group, and the host of the show allows one...
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Re: White C-Span Caller Complains that Too Many Black People Call The Show

Yemaya ·
This was a stupid commentary. Period. As an avid watcher of CSpan washington Journal for 10 years, I disagree with this 'observation'. And when all the white folks were calling into C-Span during the Clinton and Bush administrations, where was the criticism then? Boyce Watkins needs to shut up.
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Re: White C-Span Caller Complains that Too Many Black People Call The Show

Noah The African ·
It’s interesting how people call other idiots, but then do not demonstrate how the person is wrong in what they say. How about just saying that you disagree and not call someone an idiot, if you cannot intelligently refute what they are saying? The problem here is that biased people have a hard time dealing with an objective point of view. People on this forum act as if rpublicans are the only ones who act like nuts, make violent references against Presidents, show hate for the government...
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Re: White C-Span Caller Complains that Too Many Black People Call The Show

Yemaya ·
Well, this guy has no point. Period. He can't even substatiate his view. And neither can you Noah. Whites barely watch C-Span let alone blacks watch C-Span.. what the hell? Boyce Watkins is just wrong and can't stand by his statements OR those of the caller "Bill". Oh Oh I know "Bill" must be racist white supremacist!
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Re: White C-Span Caller Complains that Too Many Black People Call The Show

Yemaya ·
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...c-span_n_521619.html For you and Boyce... LOL
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Re: White C-Span Caller Complains that Too Many Black People Call The Show

Xeon ·
Reference: The caller, a guy named "Bill," who is a North Carolina Republican, stated that C-Span should change their name to "Black-Span," because "if they [African Americans] are only 10 or 12 percent of the population, there's no way they seem to be 80 percent of your callers." This is ridiculous. Obviously this cracker would have no problems with people (preferably whites) calling the program and condemning Obama for whatever reasons. I find it so disingenuous that white conservative...
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Re: What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP?

Norland ·
Look closely. Mitt Rmoney has the eyes of Richard Nixon. Ugh!!!
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Re: What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP?

Yemaya ·
What did the POTUS Obama say to the NAACP?? I bet whatever Romney says won't be too far from it at least in spirit. Something about getting out of our house shoes or some stupid shit like that.
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Re: What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP?

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: What did the POTUS Obama say to the NAACP?? I bet whatever Romney says won't be too far from it at least in spirit. Something about getting out of our house shoes or some stupid shit like that. Another insult to the black community ala POTUS Obama and his handlers. Everyone in my family from 1829 forward has some kind of hustle or entrepreneurial spirit. Maybe we need to review Dr. Khalil G. Muhammed's interview with Bill Moyers to comprehend the way this nation...
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Re: What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP?

Kocolicious ·
What can Romney say to NAACP? What NAACP have been saying to black folks over the years. ABSOLUTELY N-O-T-H-I-N-G!!!!!!!
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Re: What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP?

EbonyRose ·
It's always one step forward .... and two steps back.
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White C-Span Caller Complains that Too Many Black People Call The Show

Cholly ·
On a C-Span show called "The Washington Journal," a caller raised eyebrows by stating that too many black people are calling in to the show. The caller, a guy named "Bill," who is a North Carolina Republican, stated that C-Span should change their...
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What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP?

sunnubian ·
What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP? By: Michael H. Cottman | Posted: June 26, 2012 at 12:23 AM Getty Images BlackAmericaWeb 's Michael H. Cottman writes that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's flailing attempts to connect with black people will likely just continue when he speaks to the civil rights organization in July. Romney is the worst kind of politician: he's a political shape-shifter: He tries to transform himself into the audience that he’s speaking to at the moment.
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How America Built the Racial Wealth Gap

sunnubian ·
How America Built the Racial Wealth GapStraight Up: Will leaders ever step up to fix the mess that social policy and our checkered past created?            By: Lawrence D....
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HEADLINES: AFRICAN GLOBE; BLACK NEWS, POLITICS AND INFORMATION

sunnubian ·
HEADLINES Forgotten Black Couple Who Created Your Home Security Alarm System December 2, 2012 1 Comment AFRICANGLOBE – Recently, while I was on vacation, our daughter took our dog, Cali, for a play date with her four canines, two of which are wild animals. I asked if she planned to bring our dog back home before she went to work the next day, and she sighed heavily. That is usually a [...] Continue reading … State Senator Proposes to Dissolve Detroit December 2, 2012 No Comment Poor Detroit.
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Re: More Than 100,000 African American Parents are Now Homeschooling Their Children

Kocolicious ·
To me? Home schooling is DANGEROUS. Cuz it doesn't teach socialization to our children. And often parents are not available to assist with class or homework cuz many times they do not KNOW how to do it. You can only get so much from computer tutorials and online teaching. Even though our school system is jacked, I still think public school or a place where a student leaves their home and engage in typical generation contact with groups of people is HEALTHY. When you start pulling kids out of...
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Re: More Than 100,000 African American Parents are Now Homeschooling Their Children

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: I haven't seen any educators or home schoolers comment on this yet. OLPC XO Tablet http://www.engadget.com/2013/0...pc-xo-tablet-review/ Xum I think I posted a article a while back about these tablets and how they were being distributed to African children in remote areas or that have no or very little access to education. What I would like to see is a tablet that that has a complete common-core curriculum software package already on it, as well as apps for...
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Re: Study of African-American Chromosome Poke Holes In Evolutionary Theory

Kocolicious ·
Hammer said there could be two explanations for the previously unidentified Y-chromosome type: Either the genetic heritage of anatomically correct humans really does go back much further than what’s reflected in the fossil record — or other populations, such as Neanderthals or the more recently identified Denisovans, interbred with modern humans. Anthropologists refer to that pattern of divergence followed by renewed interbreeding as introgression. See? This is what I have been saying...
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Re: Birth Rate Among African-American Teens Plummets 60 Percent in 10 Years

NSpirit ·
Wow! Somebody somewhere must b doing something right! All the punditry shows hawking bad news about black families will have to focus on the pathology of the families that produce school shooters and serial killers and wall street swindlers now
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