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Baptist Leader: I'm Exhibit A on Diversity

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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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The Need Is as Great as Ever for Black Media

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The Need Is as Great as Ever for Black Media March 13, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Freedoms Journal America’s first Black owned newspaper AFRICANGLOBE – Long before the Civil War, a group of free African-American men founded a publication called Freedom’s Journal . It was to be the first newspaper published in the United States by African-American journalists, starting in 1827. The objective of the newspaper, which was published in New York City, was to fight...
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

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Originally Posted by Yemaya: This has been a long time coming. 10 years to be exact. Morris Brown lost their accreditation, there by losing their access to federal financial aid dollars. And from what I understand financial mismanagement by the A.M.E. church Morris Brown school board members (the owners of the school). I know, but don't you think that the African American community should step in to save such a historic school? The school is almost a century and a half old and was started by...
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BLACK THEN - DISCOVERING OUR HISTORY

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JAMES A. HOOD & VIVIAN MALONE: MADE HISTORY AT THE "STAND IN THE SCHOOLHOUSE DOOR" SHOWDOWN James Alexander Hood was one of the first African Americans to enroll at the University of Alabama in 1963 and was made famous when Alabama Governor George Wallace blocked him from enrolling at the all-white university, an incident which became known as the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door." The ... 0 FEBRUARY 28, 2017 0 PIANIST JAMES C. BOOKER WAS KNOWN AS THE "BLACK LIBERACE" OF HIS TIME James...
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Ending the War on Drugs

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Ending the War on Drugs 1 in 9. That’s the number of black children with incarcerated parents. Juxtapose that number with 1 in 57. That’s the amount of white children with incarcerated parents. The greatest victims of the prison industrial complex are our nation’s children. Hundreds of thousands of children have lost a parent to long prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses, leaving these children to fend for themselves. These offenses and sentences are the beginning of a never ending...
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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 . . . !!!!!!!!!:

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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'

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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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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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Grandville T. Woods: Inventor, Scientist, Freedom Fighter

sunnubian ·
Grandville T. Woods was an African American inventor who held more than 50 patents. He was also the first African American to be a mechanical and electrical engineer after the Civil War.
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Re: AFRICA

EbonyRose ·
On a recent segment of "Markeplace Africa" on the CNN International channel, the lady was interviewing the president of one of the major Chinese corporations currently setting up shop in South Africa. I came in about half-way through ... but what I got out of what I heard was that essentially, Chinese corporations are finding that the labor costs in China are getting to be too high ... and they find "cheap labor" as well as readily available resources - many of which they are the worldwide...
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The Lone Voice...

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For many years, I've been in cyber, speaking about all the things that matter to me.  Often, I encounter souls who acknowledge what I say, the truth being the foundation of everything written about.  However, there are times when I wonder if...
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With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

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With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink By Ernie Suggs The Atlanta Journal-Constitution For more than a decade, Morris Brown College has clung to life as it struggled academically and financially in the face of growing debt and dwindling support. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com Gaines Hall (right) is boarded up and deserted. Behind it is Fountain Hall. Now, one of the country's oldest black colleges, which at times boasted an enrollment of more than 3,000 student, is now down...
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Segregation Is Down. Great News, Right?

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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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"More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

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More Black Men in College Than In Prison March 4, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Schools such as Urban Prep Academy has a 100% college bound graduates who are entirely Black AFRICANGLOBE – At this point, it’s almost a clichÉ to declare “There are more Black men in jail than in college.” I’ve heard it my entire life—from adults, friends, politicians, and assorted pundits. When he was just a presidential candidate, then-Senator Barack Obama told the NAACP that “We...
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Re: Black Women; Angry Or Empowered?

Kocolicious ·
Brotha RR wrote: ++I will have to disagree with you here. Men will deal with the topic head on, but as you might imagine, women don't want to hear the male point of view on many topics...that's why Steve Harvey's books have sales in the three to four million ranges. This also is the reason why Tyler Perry movies are so successful. Black Women are big fans of pandering. Well...of course you're gonna say this my brotha because you are MALE. And can't possibly think like a woman. And there lies...
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Re: African leaders meet in Ethiopia amid Mali crisis

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I have to wonder why there was such swift and decisive action taken (by the French or anyone else!!) to help the people of Mali and crush this 'takeover' ... yet, 100+ people a day have been killed in Syria for almost two years .... and no one is doing anything to stop that slaughter?? Isn't it an opportunity for Europe/American military to get their foot in the door of Africa? Next there will be a French/European or American "military base" in Mali, you know,...
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Re: Ending the War on Drugs

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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 Despicable Act of Paying for Prisoners!

sunnubian ·
Your are correct. I have had several arguments with certain Black people that have the belief that they don't need to know anything about Black history, and especially anything about African history or Africa at all. It's not JUST a Black phenomenon, that holds true to EVERYONE. Look how soon Americans "forget" the job-killing, economy crippling policies of the prior administration or the one before that, etc. But, it IS or SHOULD BE more of an interest or concern for African Americans and...
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BlackAmericanAgenda for HEALTH

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BlackAmericanAgenda for HEALTH Jun 20, 2011 By Jeff Mays NewsOne and Tom Joyner present BlackAmericanAgenda , the six issues we feel are the most important for Black Americans in this election year. Let it be your yardstick for measuring the merits of the politicians and parties on which you’ll be voting in November, bullets of wisdom for the ballot box. For a list of all the BlackAmericanAgenda issues, CLICK HERE . BlackAmericanAgenda | HEALTH <h6> THE ISSUES | THE BACKSTORY | NUMBERS...
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The Despicable Act of Paying for Prisoners!

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Russell SimmonsFounder, GlobalGrind.com  The Despicable Act of Paying for Prisoners! The greedy, corrupt prison lobbyists and their bosses are back at it again using false and misleading statements and statistics to scare the public...
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AFRICAN AMERICA, THE BLACK DIASPORA, AND AFRICA BETTER WATCH THEIR BACKS; WATCH EACH OTHER'S BACKS

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EXTREMIST FILES Extremists in the U.S. come in many different forms – white nationalists, anti-gay zealots, black separatists, racist skinheads, neo-Confederates and more. EXTREMISTS Alex Jones In terms of the audience he reaches, he also may be the one with the most far-reaching influence in the nation’s history. Time after time, he warns without any evidence that terrorist attacks — from 9/11 to the Boston Marathon bombings to the 2013 Washington Navy Yard mass murder — are actually “...
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Re: Birth Rate Among African-American Teens Plummets 60 Percent in 10 Years

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Where are African-American births in general?
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History of African-American Miners in the Appalachian Coal Fields

sunnubian ·
  An ex-slave miner in southern West Virginia, at age 90 (ca. 1921) Picture Courtesy of James T. Laing   During the Civil War, the twenty-two leading coal companies of eastern Virginia either hired or owned 1,847 hands, mostly slaves. Slaves...
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The United States Human Rights Record in 2012 – Report

sunnubian ·
The United States Human Rights Record in 2012 – Report May 25, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 2 African Americans continue to suffer under the yoke of the U.S. security apparatus AFRICANGLOBE – The State Department of the United States recently released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012 , posing as the world judge of human rights again. As in previous years, the reports are full of carping and irresponsible remarks on the human...
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YOU FAMILY? CELEBS WHO WE DIDN’T KNOW WERE BLACK

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YOU FAMILY? CELEBS WHO WE DIDN’T KNOW WERE BLACK October 11th, 2011 - By MN Editor You know the one drop rule – if you’ve got a bit of Black in ya, well, that’s what you are. Nowadays, in our post-racial society, a lot of folks would challenge the fallacy of being identified by one ethnicity but hey, we thought it would still be fun to take inventory of the overlooked Black celebs in Hollywood. While it’s usually easy to spot a brotha or sista, sometimes a few manage to slip on by without...
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CODE BLACK: Sound familiar?

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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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10 Fearless Black Female Warriors Throughout History

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10 Fearless Black Female Warriors Throughout History October 29, 2013 | Posted by A Moore Tagged With: african warrior queens , Ahosi or Mino (Dahomey Amazons)Ahosi , Amanirenas , assata shakur , black female warriors , CARLOTA , Dahomey Amazons , harriet tubman , Kaigirwa , kandakes , Mino , Muhumusa , Queen Nanny , Queen Nzinga Mbande , Tarenorerer , Yaa Asantewaa 54 5 161 Reddit 13 28 Google + 180 12.9K Next » Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa – Manhyia Palace Museum, Kumasi...
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MUST READ: The War Against the Poor and Occupy Wall Street

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Published on Monday, November 7, 2011 by TomDispatch.com The War Against the Poor and Occupy Wall Street The Politics of Financial Morality by Frances Fox Piven We’ve been at war for decades now -- not just in Afghanistan or Iraq, but right here at home. Domestically, it’s been a war against the poor, but if you hadn’t noticed, that’s not surprising. You wouldn’t often have found the casualty figures from this particular conflict in your local newspaper or on the nightly TV news. Devastating...
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Korean War's Black Veterans Honored by Department of Defense

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Korean War's Black Veterans Honored by Department of DefenseDanielle Cheesman5 hours ago Salute! The U.S. Department of Defense honored members of the 24th Infantry Regiment of the Army, also known as the Buffalo soldiers, on Monday. In a...
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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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Human Rights Defender Chokwe Lumumba

sunnubian ·
Human Rights Defender Chokwe Lumumba “I only came to the movement because of King and he was killed. I only stayed in the movement because of Malcolm and he was killed. Then I became a leader” – Chokwe Lumumba At the age of 60, Chokwe Lumumba is well into his fifth decade as an activist, attorney, and human rights advocate. He began civil rights activism in high school in the 1950s, and since 1968 he has included the language and principles of international human rights in his work.
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President Pushes to Give Offenders a Second Chance as States Lead The Way in Prison Reform

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President Pushes to Give Offenders a Second Chance as States Lead The Way in Prison Reform July 1, 2014 | Posted by Taylor Gordon Tagged With: Champions of Change , Eric Holder , jobs for ex-cons , President Barack Obama , prison reform Throughout the last year, President Obama has been adamant about rolling out new policies to assist in prison reform and reducing the high rates of recidivism. On Monday, the president set aside a day to honor ex-convicts who have made a successful re-entry...
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Meek Mill case shows vengeful aspect of justice system

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Meek Mill case shows vengeful aspect of justice system By Van Jones and Shaka Senghor Updated 5:49 PM ET, Thu November 16, 2017 http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/16/opinions/meek-mill-prison-system-jones-senghor-opinion/index.html Lawyers: Judge wanted favors from Meek Mill 01:56 Story highlights Van Jones and Shaka Senghor: The only person who believes Meek Mill should be in prison is Judge Genece E. Brinkley This case is an opportunity for Pennsylvania to right the wrongs of its prison system,...
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Ex-Black Panther Head, Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people"

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Ex-Black Panther Head on Gun Control, Obama Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people." By: Leila McDowell | Posted: February 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM Text Size via saccityexpress.com ( The Root ) -- Elaine Brown, the only woman to head the Black Panther Party, became chairman when Huey P. Newton fled to Cuba to avoid jail in 1974. The Party shocked the nation with its advocacy of self-defense and images of defiant young black men...
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What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP?

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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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BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION

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BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION Jun 20, 2011 1 By Jeff Mays NewsOne and Tom Joyner present BlackAmericanAgenda , the six issues we feel are the most important for Black Americans in this election year. Let it be your yardstick for measuring the merits of the politicians and parties on which you’ll be voting in November, bullets of wisdom for the ballot box. For a list of all the BlackAmericanAgenda issues, CLICK HERE . BlackAmericanAgenda | EDUCATION <h6> THE ISSUES | THE BACKSTORY |...
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Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people."

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Ex-Black Panther Head on Gun Control, Obama Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people." By: Leila McDowell | Posted: February 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM 131 215 Email Text Size via saccityexpress.com ( The Root ) -- Elaine Brown, the only woman to head the Black Panther Party, became chairman when Huey P. Newton fled to Cuba to avoid jail in 1974. The party shocked the nation with its advocacy of self-defense and images of defiant...
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Bigots are Yelling for Black People to ‘Go Back to Africa!’ – But What Does It Mean? And Is It Possible to Return?

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Bigots are Yelling for Black People to ‘Go Back to Africa!’ – But What Does It Mean? And Is It Possible to Return? June 12, 2016 | Posted by David Love Tagged With: american colonization society , Ghana Right of Abode , Liberia , repatriating to ghana , Teacher Tells Student Go Back to Africa Universal Negro Improvement Association “Go back to Africa!” It is the phrase du jour for racist whites, typically when used as part of a bitter, angry, expletive-laden rant against Black people. There...
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HEADLINES: AFRICAN GLOBE; BLACK NEWS, POLITICS AND INFORMATION

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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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The Literary Movement America Forgot

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Erika DeSimone     Fidel Louis The Literary Movement America Forgot Posted: 08/07/2014 8:09 am EDT  Updated: 08/07/2014 8:59 am EDT Print Article What creates a history? Is it the stories we tell, the events we record, the...
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Re: The Black Matrix: The Social and Psychological Warfare Against Black America

sunnubian ·
"I don't believe that Black people are the totally helpless, gullible, zombie-like, mind-manipulated victims that this article describes. Yes, we have our "issues" and can be doing much, much better than we are!! But .. a lot of that negative energy could be nipped in the bud if Black people would even be willing to acknowledge the greatness of our heritage and culture!! " ****************************************************************************** Of course, I'm not saying that all Black...
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