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Excerpt from my book—"What We Blacks Need To Do”—The Black church’s role in education—If your church (you) are accused of being Christlike, is there enough evidence for a jury to find it (you) guilty? Most Black churches have a well-built exterior with unique design furniture, accessories and climate controlled interiors. It is a very expensive, under¬- used, “consecrated” building. It is used on Sunday, Bible study on Wednesdays, weddings, and funerals. Some have a church hall with a full commercial size kitchen for serving and sometimes selling dinners. The tables in the hall would be perfect for the neighborhood children to do their homework on and receive tutoring. The kitchen can be used to serve our children a good tasty low-fat snack and to teach them how to cook simple food items. This would be a safe place for our children to spend quality time together without TV, games or cellphones. Being in their own neighborhood would eliminate the need for transportation. The parents could walk to the church to pick up the children and the older children could walk the younger ones home. This would give the older children some responsibility and the younger ones a new friend. This would cut way down on “bullying” because all children would have a big brother and sister. The public-school system will never bring back praying in school, so if the churches do not accept any government grants, they can have prayer and read scripture in their Monday-Friday after school/ tutoring program. My namesake, St. James, the Apostle, said in James 2: 14 (paraphrased) If you proclaim faith, sing all five verses of gospel songs and pray long prayers, but never lift a finger to help somebody who can’t return your favor, or give a ten-dollar donation, you are worthless. I close with two questions for you that only you can answer truthfully, is your church guilty or not guilty of being Christlike? What will you do to help save our children? ...

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Excerpt from my book “What We Blacks Need To Do”-The sacrifice and promise. Most ladies and their partners changed many of their habits and promised GOD they would be the best parents if He would allow their baby to be born healthy. Their life was centered around the precious baby for nine months. Your baby is now in school and needs your undivided attention for this nine-month school year. Guide and help them by making their education your 1st priority. With your hands-on help, they can make 2017/2018 their most productive school year!!! ...

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Tomorrow we Confront White Supremacy from Charlottesville to the White House. visit therisingmajority.com text CONFRONT to 90975 #DefendCville #WeAreTheMajority ...

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How can I get a recording of the conference call? I was on another conference call so I couldn't be on this one. ...

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Why is Black Lives Matter racist towards white people? ...

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Join the National Call to defend our communities & confront hate from Charlottesville to the White House: bit.ly/charcalldefend #WeAreTheMajority ...

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Mike Brown, forever. ...

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One year ago today we released A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice. A #Vision4BlackLives is the result of a year-long process grounded in the shared belief that together we can end the war on Black people, repair harm that has exploited and killed Black people, reinvest, and attain the political and economic power necessary to determine our own destiny.

Read and share with comrades, neighbors and friends to celebrate the one year anniversary of the platform! policy.m4bl.org/
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You don't see white people going around looking for reparations do ya??? At the beginning of 19th century, both white and black slaves were traded in Iran. The 1828 war with Russia. During the Al-Andalus (also known as Muslim Spain or Islamic Iberia), the Moors controlled much of the peninsula. They imported white Christian slaves from the 8th century until the Reconquista in the late 15th century. The slaves were exported from the Christian section of Spain, as well as Eastern Europe, by Jewish slave traders, sparking a significant reaction from many in Christian Spain and many Christians still living in Muslim Spain. The slave markets that flourished on the Barbary Coast of North Africa, or modern-day Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and western Libya, between the 16th and middle of the 18th century. These markets prospered while the states were nominally under Ottoman suzerainty, but in reality, they were mostly autonomous. The North African white slave markets traded in European slaves which were acquired by Barbary pirates in slave raids on ships and by raids on coastal towns from Italy to Spain, Portugal, France, England, the Netherlands, and as far afield as Iceland. Men, women, and children were captured to such a devastating extent that vast numbers of sea coast towns were abandoned. It is estimated that between 1500-1800, 1 million to 1.25 million white Christian Europeans were enslaved in North Africa, from the beginning of the 16th century to the middle of the 18th, by slave traders from Tunis, Algiers, and Tripoli alone (these numbers do not include the European people which were enslaved by Morocco and by other raiders and traders of the Mediterranean Sea coast),[6] and roughly 700 Americans were held captive in this region as slaves between 1785 and 1815 ...

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Today marks the 4-year anniversary of Black Lives Matter. For four years, we’ve committed to struggling together and to imagining and creating a world free of anti-Blackness, where every Black person has the social, economic, and political power to thrive.

Take a moment today to celebrate the incredible work of this Network and this Movement, and show your support by making a donation to help raise $40K in 4 days for #4YearsOfBLM: www.celebrateBLM.com
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Represent YOUR community and support YOUR community.

Contact YOUR Congressional Representative in YOUR district/community by zip code. Call AND email them [YES, please DO BOTH] and ask them to support the initiative before U.S. Congress to introduce into legislation to establish October 4th as a National Day of Recognition, "Commitment To Stop Police Violence"

For Communities AND Law Enforcement to Recognize:

*We are ALL human beings with God given and Constitutional Rights
*We All want to be treated fairly and are accountable for our actions
*We ALL must guard against profiling in any form

For Communities AND Law Enforcement to Remember:

*The victims and families that have been assaulted
*As a public trust AND by oath, change begins with YOU
*Minority conduct does not represent a majority mindset

Let's begin to heal our communities, let's remember to protect and honor our fellow citizens, let's continue to unite our country through Lawful Assembly, Peaceful Protests and Justice For All.

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Our 6th #Vision4BlackLives political education webinar is this Wednesday, July 12th at 7pm ET/4pm PT. This webinar will be focused on Ending The War on Black People. We'll discuss the different ways that the state wages named and unnamed wars on our communities, and how people are fighting back against the criminalization, incarceration, and killing of our people.

Register for the webinar here! bit.ly/v4blwebs
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I live in Philly and I am looking to get involved to help the movement. I went to your website and I like what I read about economic justice and criminal justice reform. ...

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Discussion Regarding Reparations, A Strategic Approach

A group of like minded individuals, myself included, favor a legal action based on decades, nay centuries of uncompensated labor and government mandated and/or sanctioned discriminatory practices in areas of employment, education, business and property ownership. This, in addition to the overall loss of societal and economic leverage calls for compensatory action of a duration commensurate with the generational impact of the harm done. Said practices to be compensated to the injured parties (ALL black people) by way of a moratorium on all but the most local taxes; Income, business, and property, in addition to FICA, with said FICA credit, both employee and employer imputed to members of the injured class, also of several hundred years duration, rendering social security payments to members of the injured class to be a continuation of cash based reparations. All of the above, while involving significant monetary benefit to the injured class, involve amounts easily absorbed by the system as it stands today. Said moratorium to in no manner used as a justification for the denial of any governmental services, such services to be considered part and parcel of the compensatory settlement. Spread out across the entire system, the impact on a simple cash basis would be negligible, when compared to say the manipulations and cost cutting involved in funding just a few Pentagon weapons systems.

The above is the ONLY means of reparations that will have the effect of impacting the entire class in an equitable manner, with sufficient time for the injured parties to learn to parlay said compensation into opportunities to regain lost leverage, experience an instant pay raise (no FICA) which also has the additional effect of making members of the injured party the more desirable hire in the workplace. Additionally, any business plan put forth by members of the injured party will have an immediate advantage due to the lack of tax liability. The generational impact of such a tax moratorium over two to four hundred years would most certainly begin to return leverage to the black community as members teach themselves how to take advantage of the situation. Even if there are significant numbers of arrangements with members of the larger society using black owners as a front, there will be sufficient time for black people to learn how to avoid and/or turn such arrangements to their advantage. One wonders how many individuals of European extraction will suddenly discover and admit to black ancestry in their family tree.

On a more serious note there is the issue of resentment and backlash from the larger society. In numerous debates I've encountered arguments from members of the majority that they never owned slaves, often followed by long diatribes about how their ancestors worked hard in various professions to benefit the fortunes of their families. It is at this juncture that I point out that one of the reasons their grandfather was able to secure the civil service job (cop, fireman, etc.) that you're so proud of could well be because my grandfather was prevented, by law, from competing for those jobs. Extrapolating from there, you can see how similar lines of logic blunt similar complaints as to the fairness of it all. Member of the larger society are big on “fairness” so long as it comes down on their side. A more pressing concern may be the history of violence against black communities and groups who demonstrated economic success in America. One would hope that the current state of the rule of law would prevent such wholesale uprising by jealous members of the majority population, though individual acts, including those by law enforcement will hopefully be counterbalanced by increasing economic leverage. In America we find that usually money talks, but will it speak loudly enough to insulate black people?

We shall see.

I once lived in a section of Los Angeles known as Westwood, a somewhat hoity-toity section of the city tucked away next to Bel Aire, UCLA, Beverly Hills and the even more upscale Brentwood (of OJ fame). I was often stopped by police on or approaching my own street and the mood was as tense and fraught with danger as is often the case with us, until I produced my license with a Westwood address. Tensions usually eased, ending with “have a nice day, Sir.” Of course there was the issue of why I was stopped in first place and the fact that I sometimes read in the officer's eyes something along the lines of “whatchu doin' living in this neighborhood, BOY!” This same repeated itself when I lived in the Silverlake section of the city.

The above is, of course, just a thumbnail sketch of what I believe to be the ONLY reparations plan to adequately compensate the entire injured class in a manner that is both fair and enduring. After all, once a plan for reparations is accepted and enacted, all boycotts, demonstrations, petitions for redress and such like will be essentially null and void, as society would say (rightfully so) "it's over, we paid you." Fine, that's my point. If we're going to move toward reparations we'd better make it good because the matter will be closed.

I am, of course, leaving out many relevant details; Some for matters of the maintenance of strategic advantage and some for reasons of brevity in this forum. Those who believe as I do, have thought this out for years. I only regret that we didn't move in this direction in the Seventies. We should have (albeit prematurely) declared victory in phase I of the civil rights struggle and move onto phase II on a legal basis. Certain factors that would allow us to prevent such a plan from be strangled in the crib, so to speak, were more available then than now. However, I do believe that we are still able to put the powers-that-be in this Country in a position to either lean our way or repudiate entire segments of their own, highly valued, legal underpinning. The details of this last are best concealed, at least for now. Suffice to say that significant pressure points remain exposed in a manner that would keep such a seemingly outlandish proposal viable.

This note, placed here and in other forums, constitutes an early effort to engender critical and/or supportive commentary on this strategy. Bear in mind that tactical details will be selectively revealed for discussion in order to maintain an element of surprise in certain key aspects.
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Archived Snapshot: 2017-03-31

The Movement for Black Lives

The Movement for Black Lives

Join Black Alliance for Just Immigration and other lead voices on 4/3 as we discuss the State of Black Migrants Under Trump. Register: blackalliance.org/events

Events | Black Alliance for Just Immigration

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Join a broad multi-racial, cross-sector coalition of organizers from around the country as we share plans for a mass day of political education that will fall on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "Beyond Vietnam" speech on April 4th.

Register for Beyond the Movement's National call to prepare for the Day of Political Education, and find out how to plug in and organize your own: bit.ly/btmpecall

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The Movement for Black Lives shared Fight for $15 's photo. …

BREAKING: April 4 the #FightFor15 is joining forces with The Movement for Black Lives for a National Day of Protest. On the anniversary of Dr. King's assassination in Memphis as he stood with striking sanitation workers, we are still fighting for The Dream.

RSVP: bit.ly/FF15APRIL4

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"The action will 'go beyond moments of outrage, beyond narrow concepts of sanctuary, and beyond barriers between communities that have much at stake and so much in common.'" …

Beyond the Moment: Uniting Movements from April 4th to May Day

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SHARE: Check out the Transformative Bail Curriculum that M4BL co-created with partners across the country: policy.m4bl.org/downloads/ #EndMoneyBail …

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Pamela Moses

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Pamela Moses shared a photo to The Movement for Black Lives 's Timeline. …

It is our duty to fight for our freedom, It is our duty to win,

We must love and protect one another,

We have nothing to lose but our chains.

Treveno Campbell sentencing was rescheduled to March 28 Darius Stewart Birthday is March 30.

If you have nothing to lose but your chains come to our next meeting.

Ken Burch

Ken Burch

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The Movement for Black Lives

"We need more than your love and light. What actions are you taking to keep Trans people safe? How do trans people fit in your vision of Black liberation? How are you creating a world where trans people can live within their full dignity?" #SayHerName #ChynaDupree #KekeCollier #CiaraMcelveen #JaquarriusHolland …

STOP KILLING OUR TRANS WOMEN AND FEMMES! 3 women in one week. This is a state of emergency. This is not a time for empty platitudes of sympathy. We need more than your love and light. What actions are you taking to keep Trans people safe? How do trans people fit in your vision of Black liberation? How are you creating a world where trans people can live within their full dignity? How can you push your efforts to greater heights? Because we are truly failing Black trans women. #SayHerName #ChynaDupree #KekeCollier #CiaraMcelveen #JaquarriusHolland

Patricia Ward

Patricia Ward

www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Mother-Fights-to-Have-Her-Sons-Death-Investigated-413672153.html

20-Year Cold Case Ruled a Homicide in San Diego

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Five years ago today, Trayvon Martinteenager with his whole life ahead of himwas going about his day when he was murdered by George Zimmerman. #TrayvonTaughtMe that our struggles as Black people are linked, and the systems that oppress us are also linked. Since the death of Trayvon Martin, we have launched a global movement for Black lives. We demand economic justice and self-determination, reparations and targeted long-term investments, a defunding of the systems and institutions that criminalize and cage us, and an end to the wars against Black people. #TrayvonTaughtMe there can be no liberation for all Black people if we do not center and fight for those who have been marginalized.

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Jim Hammers

Jim Hammers

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The Movement for Black Lives shared Black Alliance for Just Immigration 's post. …

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Arrests of organizers demanding justice in Buffalo friday. #Justice4Meech …

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Buffalo organizers take arrests to protest last week's police murder of Wardel Meech Davis #Justice4Meech …

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Lee Stanfield

Lee Stanfield

Alice Bates

Alice Bates

Alice Bates

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Doron Partyka

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Sharon Sanders

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