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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on August 27, 2016, 09:59 PM »
Seems that Sanford Fl has a history of deadly racism before the murder of Travon Martin.

http://blackamericaweb.com/2012/04/09/the-past-of-sanford-florida/
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on August 27, 2016, 09:53 PM »
The story of the Peekskill NY riots. As with many riots before then, it was the white community that participated in it, ginned up and foster by the white false media, (sound familiar?) and with little to no interference from the police.

The riots that prevented Paul Robeson from singing:

http://www.historytoday.com/roger-hudson/peekskill-riots-1949
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on August 27, 2016, 09:42 PM »
From Bessie Coleman who preceded Amelia Earhart in flight to Bessie Stringfield and her 1928 Indian Scout motorcycle.
They lived similar experiences in thier chosen fields and in spite of their great accomplishments they both are buried in the back pages of history while giving credit to others who came after them. All due to institutional racism.

So who was Bessie Stringfield? And why will you enjoy her story?
Find out here:

http://blackamericaweb.com/2016/08/18/little-known-black-history-fact-bessie-stringfield/ 
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on August 27, 2016, 09:29 PM »
Has a woman ever played on a men's professional baseball team?
Babe Ruth kept the highest batting for decades even after refusing to go up against Satchel Paige. It's my opinion he was afraid of satchel Paige.
So has there ever been a woman professional baseball player on a men's team that wasn't afraid to bat against Satchel Paige?

Well you baseball fans, take a stroll down a little known memory lane.

http://blackamericaweb.com/2016/08/24/little-known-black-history-fact-toni-stone/
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Ecphrasis - Poetry Challenge / Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Last post by daisyxo on August 23, 2016, 08:25 AM »
Loving it ... a new picture coming soon ... meanwhile, anyone who wants to join in, please do.
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Ecphrasis - Poetry Challenge / Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Last post by Halo on August 19, 2016, 06:04 AM »

I spy
a village in the sky
tilting this way and that
looking for a flat-earth landing
keep your dream eyes open
on that straight horizon
so we don't fall out
flotsam and jetsam

 :angel:

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The Poetic AX ~ Sharp Critique / Re: upon the event of your nostalgia
« Last post by daisyxo on August 09, 2016, 12:10 PM »
Can't wrap my head around this one, still pondering
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Ecphrasis - Poetry Challenge / Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Last post by daisyxo on August 06, 2016, 10:18 PM »
Thanks G ... that picture is pretty abstract.  Give it a try
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on August 06, 2016, 03:21 PM »
Same stuff just new technology used to create the same bias.

https://www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing
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Ecphrasis - Poetry Challenge / Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Last post by Mystic1 on August 05, 2016, 11:21 PM »
Bravo! You don't seem out of practice to me.   *hug* I'll need some time stare and wrap my brain 'round this one for a bit.  I've been trying to write abstract poetry lately. My first two attempts are posted in the Poetry and Prose section. Not sure I've quite got the hang of it yet. (My brain seems a bit too linear and logical. Maybe.) But this pic is a great incentive.
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