Monday, May 13, 2013

The Struggle Continues
















People will often tell me: "My Grandfather is 88, eats any food he wants to, and still he is living." There are a lucky few who have a stronger constitution than others. They have inherited bodies that have wide arteries and veins and have a capacity to burn poisons three times faster than the average person. But remember: When that 88-year-old was born, there were 86,000 others born that same year yet, there are very few of those 86,000 left ... not a very good percentage.

So the first thing to do is to avoid forever the following so-called foods and materials which humans put into their bodies...

Refined sugar and all refined sugar products such as jams, jellies, preserves, ice cream, sherbets, Jell-O, cake, candy, cookies, chewing gum, soft drinks, pies, pastries, tapioca puddings, sugared fruit juices, fruits canned in sugar syrup. Catsup and mustard made with salt or sugar, Worcestershire sauce, pickles, green salted olives. White distilled & filtered vinegars. Salted foods such as corn & potato chips, salted nuts, pretzels, salted crackers. White rice and pearled barley. All refined, sugared, dry cereals such as corn flakes and others. Deep fried and greasy foods. Saturated fats and hydrogenated oils are enemies and premature killers of your heart. Food which contains cottonseed oil. When a product is labeled vegetable oil, find out what kind before you use it.
http://www.bragg.com/healthinfo/healthylifest...

-Capricorn Black

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SoultrySoul Moderator 1 day ago in reply to courtneyrR
I have noticed that...and the only reason I can come up with:  Because he is the son Malcolm X.
Do you remember when Bill Cosby's son was killed...Channel 4, 5, 7, 11, 13, cable network, radio and every other media circuit we had back then. Hell...we heard more about Coco and Ice T's BS than the senseless killing of Malcolm Shabazz.

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RamsesTemur Moderator 1 day ago
This article fails to mention the extent of the FBI's harassment of Malcolm Shabazz. As he grew in consciousness and activism the FBI increased their harassment and intimidation tactics against him. Anyone who doesn't know about the Counter Intelligence Program (Cointelpro) will never understand the evil, racist and hateful agenda the FBI has against Black people being freed from mental slavery. Only today they have replaced the Counter Intelligence Program with the Counter Terrorism Unit. They are one and the same. (See Assata Shakur).


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BlackHeywood Moderator 1 day ago
I formerly supported Bill De Blasio for Mayor of my town NYC but I can no longer do that because he supports "amending' the racist and Constitutional violations of Black men rights by the NYPD. Stranger is that Mr DeBlasio has a Black son with a huge afro who is age 14 and is within the age group who are S&F as well as victims of the NYPD and other thugs in NYC. If Mr DeBlasio will not protect his own son Rights, other Black men don't stand a chance with him being Mayor. The only person  running for Mayor of NYC is Comptroller John Liu, who not is qualified but gave Mayor Bloomberg HELL for the mismanagement in his administration. He's the candidate for us. 

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You cannot ban citizens of the USA from the USA on account of their religion. If Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Rastafarians or whomever wish to try to convert their fellow Americans to their religion, and if they seek to do so by peaceful means of persuasion, they fall within the Constitutional protection religious freedom. But good luck! America is becoming moer SECULAR. And that's FINE with me. Even Black America, perhaps the most religious group in America, is showing signs of increasing secularity. Finalement!!!

-Savant

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Racism is so deeply rooted in American society and culutre that it cuts across the political spectrum, from Right to Left. But the most stubborn, persist, militant and violent forms of racism has come from the RIGHT. The Left did not create the KKK, the American Nazis, white militias, etc. Neither liberals nor socialists formed the racist lynch mobs or repressive racist police; nor did were they the ones bombing our homes and churches in Alabama and Mississippi. And it is not the LEFT who are before the Supreme Court as we speak trying to repeals or gut the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Never let the left off the hook for their racism, but make no mistakes. The greatest enemies of Black America, and of humanity, usually comes from the Right.

-Savant

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We know the drug traffic wasn't originated from within the Black community. However, there are Black rascals who are making money by selling "the white man's poison"(as some nationalists call it)to their own people. On this point, try to find an article called "Capitalism + Dope=Genocide. " Written by a former Black Panther who I believe was one of the NY 21. I hear it's on line. Got mine from a older brother in Bmore who was down with the Party back in the late 1960s to about 1972. Also, we need to cull all the wisdom we can from that generation who staked their lives for the freedom of our people. i'm thinking about starting a thread on the contemporary relevance of the 10 point program of the ORIGINAL Black panther Party. And I promised Harrisson a thread on Fanon. Will get to it after school closes.

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TrojanPam
@ Gina
who said, “I only started “being told” I was supposedly “unwanted” when I got in a white environment where WHITE men would walk around and give off vibes that they didn’t want black women to be seen as attractive and would weird out if you caught them checking you out.”

AMEN, sister, I have experienced AND witnessed this all my life, watching white males PRETEND not to notice black females or their racism being so INGRAINED and important to them, that they had actually LEARNED not to find black females attractive
I met a white male years ago when I was out of town in a training class for my job and he said he had never been attracted to a black female YET was in my face while I was there.
He said his mother didn’t like black people and I SAID,
“Like, who really cares what your mother likes”
and you should have seen his face change! I wasn’t as outspoken then and I am now, but the comment just popped out because I wondered what the H he thought I should feel?
Like “bad” because his mother was a racist?
I believe there are TWO main reasons some white males “ignore” black females
1. THE WHITE CONDUCT CODE that basically instructs white males that they are SUPERIOR to all people of color, and they should NEVER uplift a non-white female over a white one. Because they COME from a white female and HER SOCIAL POSITION GUARANTEES THEIRS.
It has LITTLE to do with “LOVING” or respecting the white female. It’s about MAINTAINING THE ILLUSION OF WHITE SUPERIORITY, because it should be OBVIOUS that there is a WAR between the white male and white female so let’s not be fooled by all these TV images of blissful white romance
please
2. Due the Roman-Grecian ORIGINS of today’s European culture, there is a STRONG UNDERCURRENT OF HOMOSEXUALITY among Europeans, especially males, and I have come to the CONCLUSION that part of the “hostility’ toward black females is a strange kind of JEALOUSY, similar to the sexual JEALOUSY toward the black male
where black male SEXUALITY is a source of fascination AND hatred among white people, especially white males
what I mean is IT IS NOT NORMAL FOR ANY HETEROSEXUAL MALE TO NOT NOTICE THAT A FEMALE OF ANY COLOR HAS A VAGINA
and if he can DO that, perhaps he is one of a number who is SECRETLY more interested in PENISES than VAGINAS.
It is ALSO VERY TELLING that ANY ALLEGEDLY ‘HETEROSEXUAL’ MALE OF ANY COLOR to spend a GREAT DEAL OF TIME DEGRADING (BLACK) FEMALES THAT HE IS NOT ATTRACTED TO
Normal males IGNORE females they don’t find attractive, but many white males spend a great deal of time ON-LINE and in the MEDIA, (like Don Imus, and so many other white ‘shock jocks’ ) talking BAD about black females
ALMOST THE WAY A JEALOUS FEMALE WOULD DO ABOUT ANOTHER FEMALE RIVAL
just my two or four cents!


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edud01 Moderator 1 day ago in reply to Signal 7
EDUD is STILL here speaking TRUTH!!! And while YOU find the time to mention me in YOUR posts, YOU STILL can't find time to answer the question I asked YOU in another post. In fact, YOU stated you didn't want to talk any more(BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T answer the question). Let me remind YOU of the question and see if YOU can find time to answer it since YOU found time to mention me in this post.
You stated, and I quote, "White supremacy is not responsible for 100% of black problems".
To which I asked, and I quote, "What percentage are they RESPONSIBLE for"???
Please find time to answer that!!!

There is nothing wrong with asking that question IF there is SOME evidence that the officer is targeting people BECAUSE of race, and CERTIANALLY if someone brings racist statements/action to the attention of the court/lawyers. Yes, it is fair game. And WHY is to Constitution to be "tweaked" or disregarded when it comes to Blacks, but MUST be adhered to the LETTER when it comes to whites like Caycee Anthony? When it comes to whites, ANY degree of "reasonable doubt" is sufficient. For Blacks, ANY POSSIBILITY of guilt is sufficient for conviction. I don't KNOW if O.J. is guilty of killing those two individuals, and neither do you. However, IF he did, am I sad about it? I feel the SAME sadness you feel for the hundreds of Blacks MURDERED by whites and I KNOW how sad you are about that.

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It's not quite so simple, however. For it's a matter of CLASS as well as race. In UNDERCLASS white neighborhoods, criminals are also very likely to be "street dengerous" as in the Black ghettoes. But--and this is one of the historic advantages of white privilege and racism--far FEWER whites proportionately are likely to find themselves in such debilitating destitution. But among those who do there is an element which does tend to go street crazy. And Loulou would be much safer in my middle class (but predominantly Black) neighborhood than in certain destitute white areas in Baltimore. Yet MOST people in destitute areas (white, Black, Latin or other) are NOT criminals. But even if we accept Loulou's claim unqualifiedly, I can still rightly designate as paranoid any white person who is more fearly of Black crime than of white crime (unless he or she happens to be stranded on the corner of North Ave & Pennm or Flag house projects, et). Why? Because whites are MOST likely to be violated by OTHER WHITE than by Blacks or other non-whites. Indeed among ALL racial groups--NATIVE AMERICANS conspiculously excepted--one is more likely to be victimized by a criminal who "looks like" than by a member of another race. WE have good reason to be PERSONALLY concerned about the conduct of some of our brothers and sisters. Whites, barring exceptional circumstances, do not. The lone white woman ought to keep her eye on the shady looking blonde, blue-eyed, "all-American white boy." At least if she knows what's good for her.

-Savant

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why should black people blame God when we knew white people were doing it? What sense would that make?

it isn't SATAN that taught us to hate each other, it was WHITE PEOPLE who taught us and who are still programming us via the media. They control the GUNS and BULLETS and POVERTY and SCHOOLS and UNEMPLOYMENT. I didn't hear him say "WHITE PEOPLE" one time, all he talked about SATAN -- and that is why the black church is the ONLY BLACK institution tolerated by the white supremacy system today
-crammasters
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TrojanPam says:
@ LBM
The power and control of resources between white and non-whites is so out of balance, I think some DIVINE HELP is definitely necessary
AND it is ALREADY HERE
the rising infertility, neurological, sexual, and mental disorders as well as whites in places like Florida unable to tolerate the rays of the sun (they’re moving out of Florida in droves because of astronomical rates of skin cancer)
And I just heard on the news that developmental disorders are rising at a faster rate among the children from “higher-income” families AKA white families
says something is happening AND it is coming from MOTHER NATURE, not from non-white people attacking them
We still have to do our PART but there is NO MORE POWERFUL FORCE in the Universe than UNIVERSAL KARMA, GOD, AND MOTHER NATURE.
Man can destroy other men BUT man will NOT BE PERMITTED TO DESTROY THE PLANET
I believe ANY group of people who think they CAN or SHOULD destroy the planet and the people on it
Will be WIPED OUT
maybe not in my lifetime but it is happening RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR EYES
and we are FOOLS—yes, I said it—to HELP them save themselves by BREEDING with them and SACRIFICING OUR POWERFUL MELANATED LIFE FORCE to extend the system of white supremacy
and if we don’t WISE UP we will have to suffer the consequences

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A common stereotypical response. But one which overlooks the fact that even law enforcement agencies (federal and state) report that whites use and sell drugs in proportions EQUAL to and sometimes GREATER THAN, Blacks or Latinos. But you'd never guess that from looking at our prisons, or the way the issue is depicted by the racist corporate media.
Indeed, racism seems to have been implicitly a part of the "war on drugs" initiated by the Reagan administration durin the 1980s, and at a time when drug usage was actually beginning to DECLINE. Honest and thinking posters (not Raptor) might find a reading of Michelle Alexander's THE NEW JIM CROW enlightening on this point.

So matters are not as simple as simpletons like Raptor believe. Maybe he should stick to his comedy shows. At least such entertainment should be within the reach of his limited mental faculties....Maybe...

-Savant

 
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edud01                                                                                                         

"Common sense" = Go along, get along with white supremacy. That Booker T. Washington mind-set DON'T work. It DIDN'T work THEN, and it WON'T work NOW!!!
 
 
 
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Husseini pro-Nazi alliances are well known. But I think there's an important historical error. The Final Solution was worked out during the Wannsee Conference under Eichmann's leadership. From what I read Husseini was neither invited nor present. It was at Wannsee that the final solution was actually crafted. Whatever Husseini's alliances with the Nazis--on the stupid assumption that the "enemy of enemy [British] is my friend"--he could not have crafted the genocide. The Germans may have seen Husseini as a useful tool against British in the Middle East, and his animosity toward the Jews settling in Palestine certainly didn't upset them. But they hardly needed him to carry out their murderous plans. They'd pretty much worked that out for themselves already. And as they were focused on European Jewry, i imagine that collaborators in Europe were more useful for the accomplishment of the final solution.

-Savant

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Oh yes. The autobiographical narratives of enslaved (or formerly enslaved) ancesters are part of the foundation of Black Literature in America. See if you can find Angela Davis' "Unfinished Lecture on Liberation." Lecture on the nature of freedom as revealed in Black literature...or at least in Fred Douglass' LIFE AND TIMES. Delivered one year before Ms. Davis became a political prisoner. I'm also interested in doing a study of the Black Panther memoirs of Huey P. Newton, Assata Shakur, Elaine Brown, David Hilliard and others. Just bought PANTHER BABY by Jamal Joseph last month, and a new edition of Angela Davis's AUTOBIOGRAPHY. (But Angela Davis was a close friend, not member of the Black Panther Party).

-Savant

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diaryofanegress on said:
Umoja
Do you think this quality is what is referred to as “the God quality” in all melanin rich peoples?

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Umoja on said:
@Negress…
Yes, it is “the God quality” that we possess due to our melanin. Guess what? Whites know this; that’s the big secret. So in turn, they have taught us via western religions and white supremacy rule what to do with these God qualities…..to their benefit. Squander and dilute them in any and all matters, including our lives and deaths …for the benefit of whites. In a nut-shell…..
Always give, give, give; forgive, forgive, forgive!!….be humble, don’t fight, don’t get angry, it’s wrong to seek or ask for revenge ( a clever word in the replace of justice), be nice even with those who aren’t nice to you, money is evil, you’ll get your pie in the sky when you die, God is testing us/you (when you’re getting your a_---- kicked via any suffering), God has chosen you when you’re getting your ass kicked via any suffering or lack ( you’re suppose to feel special here), it’s ungodly to complain, always have compassion and understanding for those who mistreat you no matter how horrific, even pray for them, be patient (indefinitely) etc, etc…
…And the most horrendous…..suffering has been equated to being “Godly”. Being “strong” has been equated to someone who endures suffering and lack without complaint indefinitely…. a martyr….a victim….a hero. And let’s not forget, ” God will get them”….so we sit back in suffering, lack and victimhood and wait on this God; while not realizing that we are the God’s. ( but that’s “sinful” and blasphemous)
You see, it’s all a set-up…..for our complete and utter demise and annihilation, spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally.
We have been taught by those who do not possess the God qualities (whites) what to do with our God qualities….to their benefit. We have been taught improperly and horrifically. We have been taught to expel and extend our God qualities at all cost in every given circumstance….save none. We squander our God qualities; give them away without limit, trash them….. lacking discipline, wisdom and intellect. Whites find much value in them, for their benefit; yet we treat them without value, respect and honor through the complete squandering of them. We have become drunk in squandering our gifts. AND we have allowed one of the most horrific mind jobs propagated……whites being god’s, wtf!! We have given them a “god complex”. They actually think they’re superior. wtf!! We trust and believe what these people do and say… completely devoid of these gifts and spirituality. They’ve turned the tables completely….for their benefit of course.
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Yes, these men spoke the truth. Many prominent black leaders before them have exposed these inequities, and even provided warning to black people. The late Dr. Amos Wilson, and Dr. Henry Clark along with others were some of the most vocal speakers in the 70s, 80, and early 90s about the genocidal plans that had been set in motion to destroy black people. The problem was and still is that black people are oblivious to what's happening around them, and in many cases, many, through their deeds and poor choices, play right into the hands of their oppressors. Other blacks are too busy singing, dancing, playing, and being objects of entertainment to white people and to themselves.
Since civil rights, many black people have always been experts at analyzing their own problems. They can identify all forms of injustices, but the fact is, black people never had a plan for the future, or a plan to systematically counter the designs of their enemy. Black people's reaction to everything is to protest and complain about it in the media with the hope that when awareness is brought to the issue, and people see the inherent injustice, the oppressors would be shamed into backing off. That has not worked lately. The oppressors puts a humane face behind their evil deed, and argue eloquently in support of their inequity. For instance, when they cut funding for programs that benefit minorities or the most vulnerable, they justify their actions with tons of propaganda about the saving America and the next generation from debt.
Black people should have had plans and counter plans years ago, so that whatever move the oppressor makes against us, we'd checkmate him at every turn. The way it works now is that we are constantly getting caught off guard, ill prepared, ill equipped, and just unable to protect ourselves from the impact of any destructive decisions targetting us. For a people that have been under attack for so long in this country, we should have had plans upon plans to ensure our solvency and our progress, not just our survival. Mr. West and other continue talking about these conditions for another hundred years, and it won't solve nothing. At the end of these serious discussions, they are essentially looking to the oppressors to be more compassionate and to be fairer in the treatment of black people. Where is the logic in that? If the white oppressor's intent is to destroy blacks, where is the good in pointing out all this evil, but continuing to operate under the oppressor's system, and continuing to depend on the oppressor for everything? Where is the sense in that? Are we hoping that the oppressor of black people would change their ways and be more humane? I mean what are these lectures intended to achieve when after all is said, everyone including the speakers go home and continue their usual routine of working for, and depending on whites to come up with everything we need?

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What Else Must Obama Say For Blacks to Know That:

He's got NO respect for us. The gall of this guy to go to Morehouse College's graduation & lecture its Black grads on issues that they're effectively the antithesis of- who the Hell was Obama really talking to [IMO it was FOX Noise type 'Real Whiteys']??!
Black folks voted for this guy @ 95%- yet he says that it was the Latino vote [@ 70%] that was the key to his re-election- even though more Blacks voted for him than Latinos in both total votes as well as by percentage. He always feels free to tell Blacks that he's not the Black Pres but everyone [else's] Pres. I wonder how many Hispanics, LGBTs, whites, etc has he said something like that to??? Can you even imagine him going to AIPAC & telling them that he's the US Pres NOT the Israeli Pres??!!
Obama treats Blacks like his 'piece of 'booty' on the side' that he Never wants to been seen w in public, shows little respect for, but keeps around just get his jollies-off when-ever he's feeling freaky- cause he's so d________ sure she'll Never say NO & tell him- 'Hit the Road Jack & Don't Ever Come Back'!!!



 


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TEACH!!! And TEACH again!!! 99% of my posts deal with white supremacy BECAUSE white supremacy IS the ROOT cause of MOST of the WORLDS ills, especially those affecting Black people. After 400 years, Blacks are STILL addressing the SYMPTOMS of white supremacy(Discrimination, racism, murder, incarceration, etc)instead of dealing with the ROOT CAUSE(white supremacy). In fact, MOST are AFRAID to call the ILLNESS what it IS, white supremacy!!! Under white supremacy, whites DO what they WANT to DO to Blacks and DICTATE what and HOW they REACT to white behaviors. Great post, little to add.

 

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Tyrone on said:
@Negress
When did Arabs and Spaniards stop being white people? The ignorance of some black people is amazing to me. The rush to segregate whites based on their likeness to black people is insane to me. When i discuss whites, i’m talking about all of them, not just those in the US. Why does this matter? Black people are linking themselves with people who are just as bad as the whites we complain about so much in America. I deal with both groups of men on a daily basis. They assume that most blackmen they interact with are devoid of historical context. They don’t like blackmen, but, they wanna f**k blackwomen at the same time. Another point, the vast majority of black males killed by cops here in Miami have been White Latin/Cuban males. The same group of men who call themselves n____  and bump hip-hop 24/7. They’re great actors, Hollywood would love them. In order for us to understand the notion of white guilt/remorse, we must know the motives of all men…brothas pay attention? Helping whitemen push back the Chinese is a 40/60 proposition at best. Will whites change their ways, that’s hard to say. As a black male, i can’t take anything for granted. If whites want our help, they have to show us something on the incarceration rate of black women and men, drug laws, access to higher education, racism within government, business, law enforcement, etc. My focus and concern is for black people. Other so-called colored folk need to get their s**t together as well. Asians hate on brown-complexioned Thais, Indonesians, Cambodians, WTF? Dravidian/Black women in India are told to hate their chocolate skin by white Aryans who are invaders of the Indian subcontinent, WTF? Blackness is hated on by all who are not sun-kissed by birth. Growing up, i was in solidarity with other PoC until the truth was revealed to me. All of us have a common enemy…Racist White People! Until they get right with themselves, we need not waste time associating with them politically speaking. Advancing blackness for future generations is the objective, it’s not about us as individuals. We appreciate the gift that was given to us by The Most High…Bottomline!!!
Ty
Thank You Negress

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emile on said:
“Negress, this is why even in jest I never call our people out of our name not even in anger. To do so is to cast a spell that does nothing, but hurt our people and keeps them frozen longer. How we treat each other and what we say and how we say it is important and one of the reasons it is hard for us to be in a room together. How can you posses something so powerful and not know it power? A lot of us don’t and when we get to talking and using harsh words even in this form it hurts more than if, another had said it. Couple that with being able like yourself to be able to pick up on others energy. People are cutting other people and not realizing it and causing psychic bleeds.”
Very, very, VERY important and constructive information!!! You get it. As Dr. Welsing has stated over and over again, we need to think about the words we are using toward one another because words are very powerful. This takes a concentrated and sincere effort to put into practice and a full comprehension of what the overall implications are upon us. This is one of the ingredients of confusion that keeps us running around in circles, in addition to the negative verbal attacks received form other non-Blacks, whether subtle, covert or overt.


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Amarie on said:
Yes Negress, I too have come to the realization that we are able to communicate with our own, but most of us are still asleep or have a blockage(tv,radio,drama,drugs etc). When I watched those feed the childern commercials or church commercials, I always noticed that it was the whites in in different parts of Africa. They have most thinking that they are doing Christian Missionary work when they are in fact meeting with shamans and root workers and learning spells and magic. Long ago I watched some white woman named Janice Crouch on TBN (she wears a pink wig with piles of makeup on) and she was in Africa surrounded by beautiful black children. She offered them dolls to play with, but these dolls where white with blonde hair. There was a spell be casted on those children that day but they didn’t notice.
As for your vision, I suggest you fast and ask the Most High for a revelation. There is a planetary spell at play, but it’s not in full swing yet. We still have a little time to prepare ourselves for this spiritual,mental and physical battle. Everyone get ready because it’s gonna get ugly.

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diaryofanegress on said:
Amarie
You are the second person to say that about missionaries! Yes…Dr bey also stated that missionaries were there for shamanic reasons.

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LBM says:
“Why is it that we common folks can see clearly how things are being played out to our detriment yet others can’t? Are people that blind to what’s going on the modern world? Or are we not requiring that they step up their thinking?”
Emile, RWS is, for one, a bombardment of mistreatment. So many of us are so overwhelmed that we don’t take the time to sit and think about what in the hell is happening. This is how this system sustains. That why I said MANY will not make it. However, it only takes a strong few to be codified on a consistent basis for us to see positive change. Don’t get discouraged because “black folk” seem not to get it. Some get it but still feel paralyzed to do anything. Some get it and are just not ready to implement some of the codes many of us agree on or institute personal codes. I personally don’t socialize with anti-humans. But many black folk still think it’s a privilege to do so. This doesn’t change my mind at all because I accept that MANY will not make it. I just told a neighbor who has mindlessly welcomed a family of anti-humans onto the block that I love socializing with people like myself – so no I won’t be attending any house-warming anything with them. But my neighbor is like many Black folk who won’t do any work around informing the neighborhood that the local supermarket needs to be rendering better service, a better quality of food – but will say “at least with THEM in the neighborhood the stores are improving.” Never mind the fact that he did nothing toward that end while living in the area for 20yrs. Never mind the fact that black youth who grew up in Bed-Stuy and went away to college can not afford to buy or rent in Bed-Stuy at this point.
The school closings are part of gutting the major cities of black folk. Some of the schools that “closed” are now housing corporate charter schools. Some of the elementary and middle schools have literally been gentrified to where they are different places than where black parents first placed their children – just like the neighborhoods. Then on top of that – because it comes from all sides – rent prices run people out and unjust mortgage lending practices are allowing anti-humans to property grab in what was previously black areas. So even if you made a conscious effort to be around your own and far from THEM – the voltron effect of schooling, housing, banking, law enforcement – will still have you stepping out your door and seeing THEM….But again, we ain’t got to make them feel oh so welcomed.

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Ms. J says:
@emile
I think much of it is caused by the lack of HONEST education in this society. How many of you read about RWS in school or had serious discussions about it in a public setting? Even though I study much about racism as a Sociology major, I literally found Mr. Fuller and Dr. Welsing’s work out of the blue. People like Dr. John Henrik Clarke and Dr. Amos Wilson are also important Black scholars that I also wasn’t exposed to in academia; rather White anti-racists like Tim Wise and Peggy McIntosh are readily talked about in the school curriculum. Our people suffer from a serious case of mis-education as always. Sadly, many of us have come to accept this unfortunate reality.
As you mentioned in your comment, the media is playing a BIG part in this. Yes, we do have a lot of information on constructive matters, but I think we’re socialized to pay attention to unimportant matters like celebrities. And much of this media distracts us from the real issues we’re facing. For instance, many Black people would say racial progress is increasing because celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are having a “biracial” baby together, but the REALITY is that this is just a refinement of RWS. My ex (who was Black) literally told me that more mixed children was a sign of racial equality for Black people. He seemed so enamored with mixed children in particular as well and rambled off all these “cool” mixes between Blacks and other races. He also claimed that he wanted to hop the fence if our relationship didn’t work, so the media masterminds really hav my generation fully behind interracial dating/sex/marriage with whites.
Racial showcasing is a big element too. President Obama’s election has literally increased the level of confusion among Black people. I know countless Blacks who see him as the Great Messiah but know nothing about his policies and the White people behind him (I need more information on the latter myself). CREE recently did a post of Facebook of Forbes Magazine’s richest people. Oprah Winfrey was on the front cover with the top two wealthiest people although she was ranked much lower than the two whites also on the cover.

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emile says:
“I would assume this type of thing is going on in black areas across the country.”
That’s a good assumption (in a most positive meaning of the word) because it is happening everywhere. Gentrification is affecting many other so-called ethnic neighborhoods beside where we live, too. I think it is completely unjust for these reasons…
First, there was the Homestead Act of 1862 (among six other congressional acts that gave a way “free” land), in which Blacks and Native Americans were screwed over to the advantage of whites, i.e. 160 acres of “free” land from the federal government…
Second, “restrictive covenant codes” kicked in after Reconstruction and never allowed Blacks or non-whites to move into certain areas of any given city, which was another (*wink!) wealth-building advantage “given” (not earned) to whites…BTW: some of these covenants are still strictly enforced in certain parts of the country…
Thirdly, gentrification is a more refined process of the former two, which yet again, “gives” whites property ownership and wealth-generation advantages over every other prospective non-white property buyer.
Can you see where this is going? When does it end? When generation after generation of Black people aren’t able to pass on acquired wealth to the next, how can you compete or level out such economic disparities? White people just aren’t going to play by the rules no matter how patient you are with them. We’ve got to come up with some new game plans, some of which are so f**king complicated even they can’t figure it out! Hate to sound so cynical but I just don’t trust these people in any instance.



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Ms. J says:
This post really solidifies why I’m thinking of homeschooling my children – if I have any in the future. I’ve always been a student’s who’s done exceptionally well in this Eurocentric system, but I know deep down that it’s not meant to be that way for ALL students – especially those who are Non-White.
I used to think that activism and social resistance meant having picket fences and demonstrations, but actions like homeschooling and codification are very critical ways to produce MAJOR change. I think these events are an opportunity for us to share with other people constructive and tangible suggestions as to how we can counter racism. We’re gonna have to alter our thoughts, speechs, and actions or else.


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Adeen on said:
Let’s face it, all other races on earth are here because of us. Black men and Black women are the progenitors and original race of men and women. Without us, other races wouldn’t exist.
And White AmeriKKKlans need us in order to survive in this country. Trust me, they do.


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kowaba says:
“In Brazil, people who never before claimed to be “Afro Brazilian” are now claiming it to get into university under the quota system. So you can go into a class where you’re told there’s 10% “Afro-Brazilians” yet you see no one who looks like PelĂ©, or even Oprah.”
This is exactly why I don’t like the “one drop rule”. The people who are actually black (using your personal code w/ two black parents and both sets of grandparents being black) are not benefiting from these social programs. There was a news article a couple summers back where the women’s soccer team had a complaint by a former soccer player who was a black female that there were not enough black people represented on the team today. The US soccer team stated that they had two non-whites (one female who was Mexican and the other female was black, but both of these females had white mothers) In the article it also mentioned how those with a white parent are privileged because the system aka other white people will be more lenient on listening to the white parents requests.
“It’s interesting because “black” seems to be so cheap that anyone can qualify, devoid of phenotype – let alone historical legacy – when it suits.”
If there are lax requirements for being black that makes it appear that being black is not something valued. This is the whole purpose of white supremacy to rationalize the mistreatment of people based on skin color. If someone is not valued then it can “justify” the mistreatment. Of course this is a false and illogical premise, but through stereotypes and actions (that is other non-white people shunning or treating black people poorly) the premise is reinforced. These lax requirements also reinforce the myth that being black is dirty while being white is clean, so if one drop is existing then it contaminates the racial purity of the white race.




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TrojanPam says:
@ C.Andrews
Absolutely, this TRICK is played so often — putting a BLACK FACE on white racism — that it’s a wonder it works as well as it does
unfortunately, it does work most or all of the time
as the BLACK FACE (puppet) “creates” and signs off on all kinds of public and private policies that infuriate white people and devastate black people
they are the only ones who are blamed (like the Obamas and Byrd-Bennett )
who for career, financial or ego reasons seem more than happy to participate
(DUE to their OWN anti-blackness and victimization, no doubt but kicking them is like kicking the CAR instead of the DRIVER)
AND who have NO MORE REAL POWER than anyone reading this has over what POLICIES are created and are actually put into practice.
Let me repeat: These black FACES have NO POWER and are IN CHARGE OF NOTHING that happens within the SYSTEM OF WHITE SUPREMACY and SHOULD NOT BE BLAMED for what the white people in charge are doing
however, it is OUR JOB to break the SPELL being cast by “black showcasing” to see what is really happening AND who is doing the real damage and NOT FALLING for the CON GAME of SYMBOLIC “black power” AND “black progress.”
you are right, we must strive to strategize because what is coming will be far worse than “funky”

http://racismws.com/2013/05/23/chicago-school-closings-racial-dislocation/

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Kushite Prince says:
A lot of it is willful ignorance. Many black folks know we still face racism,discrimination and oppression. But they choose to leave on their rose-colored glasses in this “post racial “America. Deep down they know the reality but choose to run from it. No amount of integration or sexual sewering will change it. Those of us who are codified have to let our voices be heard. And stand up against injustice and inequality. No matter who gets offended(black or white).






 

 

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