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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Empty Purnata ·
Hmmm...that's probably due to Augustinian influence in Christian thought. Modern Christianity took Augustine's philosophy that the material world is something of a "curse", and that physical bodies are crass and disgusting. Many Christian basically view the body as little more than a prison for an idealized fluffy, wraith-like soul. That's why I find Tantric Buddhist philosophy on the soul so refreshing. It goes beyond this Cartesian Dualism of "body" and "soul", and it describes the body...
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Re: Black Men and the "Criminality Gene"

Black Viking ·
This is the biggest and most foul pile of BS ever to come out of a criminal justice system. Before this garbage, crime statistics were the biggest. People like to use crime statistics to prove that blacks are pre-disposed towards crime. But crime statistics are NOT records of crimes, the ARE records of convictions. That's all, nothing else. The only thing that crime statistics prove is who's going to prison. It doesn't even come close to a record of crimes being committed. There a millions...
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Re: Black Men and the "Criminality Gene"

James Wesley Chester ·
As they say, 'This is really chilling.' As already observed, put this with the Patriot Act and the prison industry will prey on our children. And I do mean literally. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
First, you have to appreciate the probolems that the mass attendance of HBCU's has, the way you seem to suggest it. It's something that's not exactly feasible, financially or geographically, no matter how much I support the idea. So, what are the incentives to make this happen and to get more African-Americans to go to already struggling HBCU's? Me, I'm in favor of a permanent, "unified" Black Congress of sorts that purposely sets out to house the whole spectrum of Black ideas, philosophies...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
And with that said, instead of being "Democrats" or "Republicans" or "Independents" or "Libertarians", I think we should create our own parties that address OUR (the Black Community's) particular needs. None of these other parties arddress our needs, and we need to stop giving them our support. Now we can do fusion voting (belonging to these other parties, but support the main parties if need-be), but I think we need to have less membership within them en masse. I'm all for the...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
_____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ I couldn't agree more, but then that brings us back to that 'unity' thing, wherein the whole of African America (preferable under the umbrella of your African American Congress of sorts) has to come together (unity) to vote, build political bases, raise the funds that it would take to challange the present laws, discriminate sentencing laws, abuses of power, wrongful convictions, unconstitutional...
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

MidLifeMan ·
Sharpton Slams Blacks for Blindly Supporting Clinton, Democrats By Marc Morano CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer July 29, 2005 Washington (CNSNews.com) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton blasted blacks Thursday for what he described as their blind support of the Democratic Party without demanding anything in return. Sharpton, during his remarks at the National Urban League's annual conference in Washington, noted that his fellow Democrats, including former President Bill...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Coretta Scott King who was forever beautiful, gracious, and just as visionary as her famous husband: Martin Luther King , who was studying for his doctorate in theology at Boston University, had told a mutual friend he was looking for a wife. The friend gave him Coretta Scott's phone number but when he came calling she was not impressed. "I saw this green car coming up the street and this short man," she said in an interview. "He leaned over to open the door, and when I got in the car...
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

Kweli4Real ·
You mean this Harry Whittington? http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/1999-09-03/pols_feature3.html Whittington seems to be a "fixer." I wonder what they were discussing, just before the gun went off?
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

Frenchy ·
Why is that? My List: MBM - Martini, very dry with a twist . So much like James Bond, disappearing from the board for awhile and then returning with something sleek to say. And I don't even think I've seen you lose your cool. Such a mystery. Sandye - Cosmopolitan . Always mellow and sophisticated. Audio Guy - Pina Colada . Tropical, sweet, and somehow both damn fresh and traditional. kresge - Diesel (1/2 pint Lager, 1/2 pint Cider). Doesn't fit neatly into any particular category, but...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

Faheem ·
I bet those Black folk they work harder than don't include you!! Silly Negro men and women like Gregory Kane seeks to measure racism by way of violence. We see this same dynamic undertaken by white folk as well when they point out high Black criminality against white folk as a means of saying we are racist but like the white folk aformentioned Gregory Kane ignores the racism that put young Black men on the fast track to prison and criminal behavior. The sad part is nine out of ten of those...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

memyselfni ·
hello no they don't work harder than me. but they have the big houses and many cars and trucks in the drive way while i see black folks standing around trying to hustle or going to the welfare office to get GR. they give welfare to everybody here that eligible men and women. so some black people would rather settle for GR which is only $250 monthly. and they brag about that mess. i'm not saying that no blacks work. its just disappointing to see so many that don't work here in LA.
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

James Wesley Chester ·
Yemaya: I have always liked your signature. It certainly is true. Getting out of that 'prison' is proving to be the greatest bondage of our history. I see our loss of who we are. the loss of our identity, as the final bondage of that peculiar institution. kresge; I also hope we can rid ourselves of this perception that we are the savior of our oppressor, or the 'redemption of the nation'. Because this rhetoric is embedded in our religions, it extraction is going to be very difficult. A kind...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
It disturbs me that on every side I see * systems of control * on the rise: systems meant to keep us under control: whether that be the prison industrial complex, the military industrial complex, or these loopy religious movements: it's the same thing... And what's much worse is that we're willingly running into the arms of those same systems... Even if one resists - as I do - to make matters worse, our own women are demanding we submit to this control in some form or other... As descendants...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Kai ·
We should all wish for systems of control. It is not control which is the problem, it is control which runs contrary to the natural desires of those striving to be civilized, which creats the problem. Humanity has always created law, and enforcement agencies to ensure security. Are you not under the control of America? Are you not happy to know that someone in this nations seeks to control the crime rate? You want control... Also are you suggesting that the NOI is part of the group of "Loopy...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Kai ·
Peace... Perhaps you feel blown away...I understand. No..I will allow you all of the credit for that one. Your points are incoherent and loosely tied. Have you ever been a member of these "Loopy" organizations? If not, are you really qualified to make such a judgment? Now let us be clear here...You were not limiting your comments to any particular organization, you were intentionally rejecting, any, and all organizations which seek to exercise any control over it's members. Which is why you...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
OK... I'll be honest here ... I don't deal with our people ... not to the extent I'd like ... Inspite of the fact that I teach at an urban university in a city with a large black population, I can go a few semesters WITHOUT a single black face in my classes... Because by the time they get to my level, their minds are already ruined for math and science... So yes... In this time in which we should be moving forward ... advancing the life of the mind ... building and enriching our culture and...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
So that no one else (save the illiterate) will be tempted to again take my statements OUT OF CONTEXT, I'll repost it: I was very specific in my original post about which "systems of control" I was referring to (prisons, the military, and conservative religion) and that statement did NOT constitute an argument for unconditional individual freedom... Anyone who has a problem with this IS part of the problem IMHO... Before you come in "correcting" people, YOU SHOULD FIRST LEARN TO READ. There...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
Artist/Band: Cash Johnny Lyrics for Song: Cocaine Blues Lyrics for Album: At Folsom Prison Early one mornin' while makin' the rounds I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down I went right home and I went to bed I stuck that lovin' .44 beneath my head Got up next mornin' and I grabbed that gun Took a shot of cocaine and away I run Made a good run but I ran too slow They overtook me down in Juarez, Mexico Late in the hot joints takin' the pills In walked the sheriff from Jericho Hill...
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Re: French Riots

Sweetwuzzy ·
Minority youth opt out of latest riots in France Labor law viewed with skepticism, met with silence in migrant community Updated: 5:39 p.m. ET March 17, 2006 CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France - While angry students clashed with police in Paris over a new labor law, the daily life of soccer and smoking hashish among youths of North African descent went on as normal in the poor suburb where France's wave of rioting broke out last year. This time, the suburbs have been relatively calm "” and it was...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Black Viking ·
I'm following Frenchy's sentiment on this. Whether or not a person is free depends largely on how he defines freedom. For me, freedom is largely a state of mind. My reasoning behind this is that the one God given power that no man, law, or government, can take from me is my power of choice. In every single situation I encounter, no matter how desperate, there is always a choice that I can make. Even choosing not to choose is a choice. Because I fully understand this concept, I am free. But,...
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Re: Alabama may pardon violators of racial segregation laws

James Wesley Chester ·
And then history will be reinvented to support the claim there was no arrest, trial, and conviction for violating laws that we know existed in a system we know existed. I say let the conviction and prison records stand. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: The question must be asked?

kresge ·
Claude A. Allen 3/17/2006 06:55 AM Claude Allen's life sentence By Erin Aubrey Kaplan Special to the Los Angeles Times Salt Lake Tribune I was shocked by the news about Claude A. Allen, the black former White House staffer whose rising star officially flamed out after he was arrested on charges of felony theft last week. Not shocked that he got arrested -- so many Republicans are being handcuffed these days for scams of one kind or another that it's hard to keep the names and charges...
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Re: What About Amistad?

FireFly ·
I hadn't heard of this film before so I went and hired it DVD. Here are my thoughts on the story telling and its impact. I found it a very compelling and well-crafted film and insight into the living, breathing hell of human captives and their being seen in terms of 'cargo' with disputed 'ownership'. It reminds me of one of the central ideas of Jarrod Diamond's 'Guns, Germs and Steel' - where would the whites have been without their guns? I don't think anyone - white or black - can fully...
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Re: Martin Lee Anderson -- Modern-Day Emmit Till

Empty Purnata ·
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_2478.shtml By Saeed Shabazz Staff Writer Updated Mar 15, 2006, 12:36 pm FinalCall.com) - The family of Martin Lee Anderson, a 14-year-old who died in early January after entering a Florida boot camp for juveniles, asked that his body be exhumed for a second autopsy, according to various news reports. The family attorney told the Associated Press (AP) that Dr. Michael Baden, a New York City-based forensic pathologist who reviewed the medical...
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Re: African American Suicide

Huey ·
I did remember one teen guy who committed suicide because he gotten this underage girl pregnant, or so the story goes. He was like 16 or 15, and the girl was younger. Granted, that's not an excuse to get out of being a father, but there had to have been something that made him panic to take his own life. Maybe fear of prison for fear of being a deadbeat dad. I just don't know. Plus, didn't Phyllis Hyman committed suicide? She left a note and everything.
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

nayo ·
Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? Michael Beach (I have always thought he was very goodlooking) Will Smith Vin Diesel Wentworth Miller (Prison Break-a biracial actor who could 'pass' as caucasian/handsome)
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Re: License to Drink?

Frenchy ·
Indeed, this is where we fundamentally disagree. The average person who drinks had had at least 3 or 4 occassions when they knew they were seriously imparied and yet still drove somewhere, not counting the times that they were over the legal limit but did not "feel drunk." To be convited of a DUI, you need only be over the limit and driving or operating a vehicle. You don't have to crash. You don't have to kill someone. You don't have to be falling down drunk. I maintain that what separates...
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

tmonster ·
The dichotomy is not really a dichotomy but a coalescence of two problems brought to you my the mind control machine of the State. Young black men and all men need Rites of passage in order to enter adult society. Because of the breakdown of the black family, and American black society/fellowship, young black men are left to the whims of the media, who whole heartedly pushes Jail (along with getting shot, See Fifty cents, committing violence and law breaking)as a replacement for the passage...
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Re: First Reaction...

Black Viking ·
1. I need : Consistant balance 2. Sex : Celibacy sucks... God help the woman who breaks this dry spell! 3. Relationships : Bad ones blow. Good ones swallow. 4. Your Last Ex : God be with her, because I won't be. 5. Power : Self-control. 6. Marijuana : Ahhh! Those were the days! But, it's time is long passed. 7. Crack : Why??? It can't be that good, considering all the hell it puts a person's body through. 8. Food: I need to take more time with this. If a slow down, I'll probably enjoy it...
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Re: First Reaction...

Fabulous ·
Fab: Now, YOURS is an interesting read. I like the fireplace, bottle of wine and five feet of snow outside, scenario. As well as your fashion sense--love it! Many of your comments truly tickled me. . .and you're absolutely right! celibacy sucks. Suck?!? {Fab looking around the room} {hands on hips} Did I hear somebody say suck? ~Laughing out loud~ Nah, I didn't think so.
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

ricardomath ·
BLOG | Posted 04/12/2006 @ 12:12am Dean: No Dem Position on Gitmo Ari Berman In Time magazine this week, Joe Klein describes how John Kerry responded to the revelations of torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in May 2004 by holding a focus group in Arkansas. Afterwards, Klein writes, "The consultants were unanimous in their recommendations to the candidate: Don't talk about it. So Kerry didn't, "never once mentioning Abu Ghraib--or the Justice Department memo that 'broadened' accepted...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Diamond ·
Virtue, You are so right, we don't discuss the hurtful things we have done to ourselves. We are quick to point out what the white man has done to us but we very seldom discuss what we do to ourselves. I am ashamed to say that I have heard of the paper bag test. Not only with the J&J but with other black organizations. For example my church, I heard it said by someone I respect that a presbyterian is a baptist that has made it. In addition, my presbyterian church has a history of only...
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

keylargo ·
I'm starting to wish Dean had not accepted the job as Head of the National Democratic Committee because now he has to walk on eggshells and speak on behalf of the party. He should have declined the job and put in another run for the presidency. Then, we would hear his own personal views. As of now, he has to be careful about giving his own views as opposed to the Party's view. We already know the Democrats in Washington have yet to grow a spine and speak out against anything for fear of...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

EbonyRose ·
Okay, MBM, maybe we're getting somewhere! For my position, let me state unequivocally, that I am not in the least bit interested in assigning blame. I couldn't care less whose "fault" it is. And I do mean less . Assigning blame for this problem doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of a solution to it. So you point the finger at a bad guy ... and then what?? What I do care about, though, is that for every ancestor of which I am a descendant, whose same bloodline flows within me that were...
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Re: Can we please stop referring to people with the epithet "illegal"?

Black Viking ·
I agree. But worse, this solution allows them to get cheap labor and votes, while simultaneously putting as many Black folks in prison as possible... denying them both income for their families and voting rights in their communities.
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Re: Can we please stop referring to people with the epithet "illegal"?

Empty Purnata ·
True, but this isn't the fault of the immigrants.
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

Black Viking ·
Some of you know that this is a pet project of mine, so you know I had to jump right into it. I really appreciated the concept of the cradle to prison super-highway (CPS), but there was one aspect of it that I wish had been addressed. Black folks have to get out there and serve on juries. For time out of mind, Black folks were not allowed to sit on juries, and Black folks accused of crimes were tried by all white juries. Many steps by the Supreme Court in the last 100 years have sought to...
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Re: Pan Africanism 2006

Shango67 ·
Of course, Africans throughout the Diaspora do not share ALL of the same values, codes, or moral principles. As this conversation continues, maybe we should spend some time, if possible, agreeing to terms and definitions because as it stands, I need to know exactly how you would define homegenous. Be that as it may, I would argue that pure homogeneity is not needed throughout the African collective for Pan Africanism to be realized. That is to say, an agenda could be practical once we begin...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Frenchy ·
Half of Black men are unemployed and almost 30% are in prison, but the only advice given is that women should take better advantage of contraceptives and abortions?! Is that a joke?? But "it's not about placing blame," right? I've yet to see a single man say anything to the high number of total wastes of space running around knocking up women left and right. But everybody and their mama has something to say about what sistas should do. Shut up. And some women fall right into that trap and...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

calvin ·
I don't think this is about victim blaming or blaming perion. Let's be realistic for a second...Is it too much for a woman to ask a man if he has any kids, does he take care of his kids, how, does he have a legal job, what are his career goals, did he graduate from High School? I think these few questions will allow many women the ability to sort out the majority of potential dead beats off the back. It is not fair that women should have to accept the majority of the pressure when it comes...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

umbrarchist ·
I had some rather strange conversations with a Black man a couple of years ago. We would talk over chess games. He ended up telling me that I didn't have a childhood. Now this dude would insist on playing chess with me and get angry if I wasn't in the mood but he would also get pissed off when I beat him. I won more than 75% of the time. He would say again and again, "I hate to lose." And keep coming back to play me. He told me about getting turned down for a job because of his criminal...
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

caribbeanflavored ·
I hope they all rot in prison.... if big bubba doesn't get to them first.
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

Rowe ·
So far though, they can only positively identify one of them, since his DNA matched the DNA evidence found underneath the victim's false nails. And unless she was wearing those cheap press-on nails, anyone who has ever gotten a french manicure with false tips knows just how incredibly hard it is to get those things off without a professional manicurist! So the victim must have really struggled with these guys in order for her nails to come completly off. I am surprised there was no blood and...
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

caribbeanflavored ·
they can postively identify only one of them?! Unless she was scratching and clawing at only one of them and not all four then they should be able to find the DNA of the other one's.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Black Viking ·
"My Own Prison" - Creed
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Re: Police Brutality vs. Spanking your child (a.k.a child abuse)

Norland ·
Isn't it funny we're not allowed to hit our children according to the European, yet he can shoot our kids, throw 'em in prison where everything under the sun happens to 'em while they're there and can execute 'em too. Today, there are kids so big, they'll take on their parents if provoked. I often wonder, if the tables were switched and we were making all these damn rules for the European to follow, how long would that last??? I'll bet a nanosecond, before they'd try to eliminate us all. I...
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Re: You Know You Were Raised Black When. . .

HonestBrother ·
even though the neighbor's kid wound up in prison, your auntie makes sure to remind you of how bad you were as a kid because you painted the dog.
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Re: 9/11 - The Anniversary, The Legacy

Afroman ·
Inequality Before and After 9/11 by Paul Street I'll always remember the day I tried to engage in that silly exercise called "speaking truth to power." It was early December of 2001. My topic was American policymakers' decision to place nearly a million black people behind bars and to mark more than one in three black males with a felony record. As a member of a Chicago-based council of advisers working to help ex-offenders "reintegrate" into the "free world," I was invited to a pleasant...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

ThaWatcher ·
Are we getting older?....yes Are we getting wiser?...yes I'm not trying to spoil anyone's fun by saying that BET is garbage and it shouldn't be on the air. I've seen what the results of living the lifestyle that BET promotes, and it's not as sweet as it looks on TV. BET lacks originality (106&Park is the "black" TRL, How I'm living is the "black" CRIBS, Turnstyle is the black "Diary" etc) and creativity and it's sooooo repetitive (If they show Prison Song one more time )....Gospel music...
 
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