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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on March 23, 2017, 06:43 PM »
A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on March 23, 2017, 02:10 PM »
Thanks for your post G.
A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by Mystic1 on March 21, 2017, 07:19 PM »
Crystal Valentine - And the News Reporter Says Jesus Is White
A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by Mystic1 on March 18, 2017, 08:04 PM »
Rock and Roll Pioneer

Charles Edward Anderson 'Chuck' Berry

Dies at 90

October 18, 1926 - March 18, 2017

The question of who exactly invented rock and roll may never ever be conclusively decided. But few did more to shape and popularize the genre than Chuck Berry, who died Saturday in Missouri, the St. Charles County police confirmed. He was 90.

Berry’s onstage showmanship, guitar-playing, song arrangements, and lyrics were hugely influential on artists such as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Beach Boys. The Beach Boys' “Surfin’ USA” so directly copied Berry’s song “Sweet Little Sixteen” that the rock pioneer cried foul and was given a co-writing credit.

Berry scored his biggest hit in 1972 with the novelty single “My Ding-a-Ling” but it was the records he released in the ’50s with the Chicago-based Chess label for which he will be best remembered. (In the 2008 movie Cadillac Records inspired by the Chess Records story, Mos Def portrayed Berry.) These include “Maybelline,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Johnny B. Goode,” and “Carol,” which would be covered by the Rolling Stones early in their career.

By the late ’70s, the hits had dried up, and in 1979 Berry was found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to four months in jail. However, he remained a revered figure by the music icons he had inspired. When Keith Richards inducted Berry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, the Stones guitarist claimed to have “lifted every lick” that Berry ever played.

Chuck Berry Punched Kieth Richards

I can't think of 'Chuck Berry' without thinking of this scene in Back To The Future and his "Cousin Marvin."

Back To The Future That new sound...
A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by Mystic1 on March 18, 2017, 01:48 PM »
Arkansas lawmakers vote to remove Lee from King holiday


 Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval Friday to legislation removing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The state House approved the proposal with a 66-11 vote and sent it to Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who had urged lawmakers to end the dual holiday. Once the bill is signed into law, Mississippi and Alabama will be the only states that honor Lee and King on the same day.

The bill sets aside the second Saturday in October to honor Lee with a memorial day, not a state holiday, marked by a gubernatorial proclamation. It also expands what is taught in schools about the Civil War and civil rights. Hutchinson, who promised last year to push for ending the dual holiday, made the unusual move of testifying in front of two separate legislative committees this month to speak in support of the proposal. Hutchinson told the panel that King deserved his own day of recognition, and that ending the dual holiday would be a healing moment for the state.

Hutchinson's office said he would likely sign the measure into law on Monday with a ceremony the governor said would emphasize "historic dynamic of this new day." "The support for a separate holiday to recognize Martin Luther King far exceeded my expectations and speaks well of the General Assembly and our state," Hutchinson said in a statement released by his office.

A similar effort to remove Lee from the King holiday repeatedly failed before a House committee two years ago. Opponents of the measure said the legislation belittled the state's Confederate heritage by not giving Lee his own holiday.

"We are not separating Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King," Republican Rep. Jana Della Rosa told lawmakers before the vote. "We are taking Robert E. Lee and we are putting him in the basement and we're acting like we're embarrassed that he ever existed."

Both Lee and King were born in January. Arkansas has had a holiday honoring Lee since 1947, and one for King since 1983. That year, state agencies required employees to choose which two holidays they wanted off: King's birthday on Jan. 15, Lee's birthday on Jan. 19 or the employee's birthday. In 1985, the Arkansas Legislature voted to combine the holidays.

Supporters of ending the dual holiday include the state NAACP, along with the city of Little Rock and Pulaski County, which passed resolutions last year endorsing the move. The 2015 effort to end the dual holiday was fueled in part by photos widely circulated on social media of a sign noting the shared King and Lee day.

A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on March 16, 2017, 03:33 PM »
The last few series of posts came from the article,  An Early History - African American Mental Health, written by Vanessa Jackson. It demonstrates how easily scientific racism can be used to protray any ethnic group. It shows how all that's needed is a few people in power controlling the narrative and that sets the agenda on how a whole country thinks. It also places the entire country on a certain path and keeps the few in power by controlling the agendas, putting false labels and identities on the weak and less fortunate, and out right deceiving the majority.
The same is true today. We have the most ridiculous things being said by the few in power who control the narratives and we are being set up. I'll definitely connect those dots later.

In form with the preceding series here's a speech given by one Willie Lynch on how to make a slave. It gives further insight on how brain washing is possible if you have the power to do so. Take serious note on how language is used, the control of the narrative, by the few to control the many.
In interest of full disclosure there are those that say this speech never happened. I could find no evidence that it didn't, but we do have plenty of evidence of those deniers of slave history. The same way they deny the Indian Holocaust,  the Jewish Holocaust and racism up to this day. I dismiss them out of hand:

Here's the link to the article I was quoting from:
A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by Mystic1 on March 13, 2017, 10:11 PM »
I watched this documentary on Netflix and searched for it on Youtube so I could share it. At the 21 minute mark, pay close attention to how Warden Burl Cain describes some of the history and the economics of Angola.

The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison - 1997

Here's a follow-up documentary I found.

A Decade Behind Bars: Return To The Farm - 2007
A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by Mystic1 on March 13, 2017, 04:18 PM »
The music world is mourning the loss of Sister Sledge vocalist Joni Sledge, who was found unresponsive in her Phoenix, Arizona home over the weekend. As a member of Sister Sledge, Joni lent her voice to 10 studio albums and toured with the group up until this year.
A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by Mystic1 on March 13, 2017, 01:53 PM »
What are you, a mind reader? I was thinking about introducing thst very subject thanks

Mind reader? Well, I am a Mystic, after all. :blusmoke
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