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Until those who perpetrate terror and violence against us are forced to face the consequences of their choices for terror and violence, it will continue.
There have been a lot of killings by police over the years and the recent is the killing of Walter Scott, 50 in South Carolina. The killing would have been another statistic if not for the brave eyewitness that recorded the video.                        
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On average 2 black citizens are killed by police officers of all races per day nationwide. On average 15 black citizens are killed by their fellow black citizens per day nationwide. To any right minded human being, neither of these statistics should be considered acceptable. It's deplorable behavior for a police officer to kill any citizen, regardless of color, when they're job is to serve and protect. Clearly there is work to be done with law enforcement and they should be held accountable. My question is who steps up to the far greater challenge of righting the wrongs perpetuated within the black community itself? I couldn't possibly care less what color your skin is, it's the apparent inability to address a far greater issue which leaves me scratching my head. 
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#BeautifulAfrica Arrogant. Brash. Flashy. Loud. #Undefeated Floyd Mayweather.
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Mayweather has paid his societal debt. The accusers have recanted (where he was convicted). They have all moved on from this situation, so should you and I. +annie bodnar

If you want to 'shame' some folks in this society, I have a #400years long list which is waiting for more attention!

Let this fellow move along from his past. As we all have done.
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#FreddieGray The nation approaches a 'tipping point'.... Chicago protests police murders! http://trib.in/1EPELrU
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You are right. +Sandile Mfecane And, to the 'average' white person, let alone the white racists, this situation is 'normal'. They are not alarmed. It isn't a problem or a concern. But, many, many people, like the protestors pictured do NOT agree.
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#BeautifulAfrica  Pres. Obama, “But if we really want to solve the problem, if our society really wanted to solve the problem, we could. It’s just it would require everybody saying this is important, this is significant, and that we don’t just pay attention to these communities when a CVS burns and we don’t just pay attention when a young man gets shot or has his spine snapped. We’re paying attention all the time because we consider those kids our kids and we think they’re important and they shouldn’t be living in poverty and violence.”
#FreddieGray  
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White racists need to stop being racist. +Debra Roberts that's how it ends.

If they can't stop, then the society punishes them until they cease from committing that crime.

This ain't complicated.

But, you have to understand white racism as crime and sin, first. For most whites, racism is a subject not a problem.
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#BeautifulAfrica   #FreddieGray   #Freedom  The uprising in Baltimore has delivered an unmistakable and powerful message that the time is over when people will just take the unending and outrageous murder and brutality carried out by police.  

The torture and murder of Freddie Gray for nothing—and the ongoing, infuriating lies and cover-up—is only the latest in a long line of such horrors in not only Baltimore but all over the U.S.  From North Charleston, SC to Ferguson, Missouri from Pasco, Washington to New York City and beyond—THIS MUST STOP!
 
The authorities and the media grunt about “violence.”  They get outraged about broken windows, but not the broken neck of Freddie Gray.  They get mad about the destruction of property, but not the destruction of Black and Brown children.  Violence?  What about the unending violence carried out against the masses of Black and Latino people all over America by thepolice?  What about the world-record violence embodied in a society in which a young Black boy has a 1 in 3 chance of spending time in prison before he dies?  The violence in which nearly one million Black men and increasing numbers of women are now languishing in prison?  The violence in which police behave like occupying armies in the ghettos and barrios—and the occupying armies of the U.S. behave like police all over the world?  This is America, and this whole system was built on vicious, unjust, endless violence here and around the world and it continues to carry this out.  These world-class criminals, and apologists for criminals, have absolutely no right to say anything about what the masses of people do when they are fed up, when they can’t take it anymore, and when they must express this.  In the face of murder and terror, is not resistance justified?
 
They insult those who rebel as thugs, while the real thugs go unpunished, on paid vacation… and those who give orders to those thugs not only get no punishment, but sit at the highest reaches of government.  Here—in the land of the thief and home of the slave—they accuse those who rebel of looting, when the powers-that-be have looted Black people as a people for centuries, along with and as part of looting whole continents.  They promise justice from the Department of INjustice, and from their rigged court system—this is just a ploy to throw mud in people’s eyes.  Bringing in the National Guard means only one thing—more wanton violence against the people.   NO!  NO!  NO!
 
History and present-day reality show that unless and until people stand up and refuse to go along with it, injustice, outrage and horror will continue.   Everyone should stand with the defiant ones in Baltimore, refuse to condemn them, and to step up the struggle to STOP police murder and mass incarceration.  This is a cry and clarion call to all of society to stand up and say NO MORE!  THIS MUST STOP!
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+Mone T. I've asked politely, now I'll enforce it. You need to post on YOUR page and then tag/invite people to have a discussion about YOUR ideas and thoughts. This post is about the image and the statement posted. I can understand if you make some reference to what YOU think in YOUR comments, but your commentary has strayed completely away from this discussion.

You are welcome to have, foster, and host that discussion on YOUR page. Not this one. Out of an abundance of courtesy, I'll leave your comments posted and not delete them from this stream. I don't appreciate when people hijack a comment stream and don't even pay a gentle courtesy to the post. It is neither polite nor fair. Take THAT conversation elsewhere and have it. You don't need this audience.

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#BeautifulAfrica  The first President of Republic of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah. He fought for Gold Coast's independence and helped rename the nation Ghana!

h/t http://goo.gl/EFsp4h  www.talkofgh.com
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Walking toward the L, I decided to take a peek at Draft Town, just a few blocks away at Roosevelt University, in Grant Park and near Buckingham Fountain.

Well, I was given a free tix by some guy on the street! I went to the Bears Draft Party! I am a #ChiefsNation guy #AllDay

Made it to see my Chiefs first pick! This was AMAZING! I saw and counted jerseys from EVERY NFL team. (Funny... Oakland was the last one I saw. We hate the Raiders.) At least 100,000 people! It was truly something to behold.

I hope it comes back to Chicago, next year, too!

Just sharing a few pics from that experience. Enjoy!
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Yeah, but +Carey Wood EVERYBODY was well-represented in Chicago! I think they have stumbled upon a winning concept! It really has the possibility to be a Fan Convention / DisneyWorld type thing. Games. Contests. Punt Pass Kick. Fantasy talk. All that. It was more than a carnival!
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#BeautifulAfrica A People under siege... h/t @anblanx 
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#BeautifulAfrica  'Revolution in our lifetimes' Mon, May 4 | 6:30p – 8p, 5733 S. University, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, Chicago.

Emory Douglas in conversation with local artists and activists about arts, resistance and revolution. With Cairá Lee Conner from We Charge Genocide's Radical Education Project and James T. Green, 2014/15 Arts + Public Life/CSRPC Artist-in-Residence.

Emory Douglas was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan has been a resident of the San Francisco, CA Bay Area since 1951.  He joined the Black Panther Party (BPP) as Revolutionary Artist and then became Minister of Culture in 1967, a role he held until the party disbanded in the early 1980s. Douglas was also the art director of The Black Panther, the BPP's weekly newspaper, which informed, educated and prodded the larger community to action.  
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#BeautifulAfrica  You’ll be overwhelmed by what these triplets have accomplished in college! Magna Cum Laude!! http://goo.gl/7KXROI
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Africa. Culture. Service. Humanity. Connecting Diaspora. Jayhawks. Social Media. Je parle français!
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Committed to connecting Africans on the Continent and in Diaspora, through Social Media.

A man of faith and passion. A fraternity man. A family man. A friend and brother.

Love and Respect Africa!

Je suis bilingue et je m'intéresse en choses qui se passe en Afrique et la ou il y a des africains! Alors, de temps en temps, j'emploie la langue française pour exprimer mes idées.

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Travelled to more than 20 countries and more than 35 US states. I've jogged marathons on 3 continents and have crossed the Equator four times!
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Horrible experience. If I could give it a -1 star, I would. The owners have an entitled attitude and can't be more rude to their customers. If you are looking for a terrible time with some overpriced coffee and stale pastries, then this might be your place. Very highly not recommended.
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This place offers hand-crafted and designed, crispy fried donuts with the most unique and interesting topping and filling combinations. It also has an amazing and large sitting area to enjoy A great cup of coffee, also served here. Looking out upon the hustle-and-bustle of downtown Chicago, you can enjoy an elegant culinary moment of respite here, all while eating a doughnut!
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As usual, this is a typically outstanding fast-food with great customer service and a wonderful fried chicken sandwich! The service is excellent here. The staff were quick, even though they apologized for 'the delay'. The store was quite clean, despite the many children running back and forth to the play area dropping napkins in the way chickens drop feathers! Easily accessible and close to lots of shopping and the interstate.
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Ample parking and really good customer service here. We purchased gas and took a quick look through the store for snacks to eat on the road while we traveled. Friendly staff and as well-organized as any other store. There is an advantage to having membership in this nationwide chain. No problems at all in purchasing gas; there was hardly any line or wait at all.
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This restaurant has an interesting take on 'southern food' which seems to be their proxy title for soul food. Located near the toney neighborhood of Hyde Park, this restaurant employs artistic license and reference to the southern church in its decor. Prices may be just a tad bit pricey for Cincinnati, but nothing which will cause you to take out a loan. The service was friendly. Though, as a connoisseur of great 'soul food', I did notice an unusually consistent cultural composite in the kitchen. Wink. I prefer quite a bit more seasoning and flavor. But, I still recommend this establishment. Give it a try!
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Friendly staff and great prices are a staple at this chain; we found the same here at this store. We did purchase gasoline, here. The parking lot was a tad bit confusing for a first-time user; it seems as if we came in the 'back way', as we were told. Still, it was well laid-out lot and store with plenty of space for crowds. Recommended.
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This is a hospitable, down-home food kind of place, right in Indianapolis. We stopped here while traveling through and enjoyed the southern cuisine. The fried chicken was excellent and the pork chops were well prepared. There is nothing super fancy here, but it isn't drab. It's a nice diner and a great place to have a conversation over a meal. The owner of this establishment is a Kappa man and, despite those shortcomings, runs a great establishment! Smiles. Recommended.
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