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On Line Book Reviews By Mike Ramey

“A man’s love goes through his stomach. A woman’s love goes through her purse.”

--South Africa

     There seems to have been a welcomed re-surfacing of interest in proverbs from the Motherland of Africa. The electronic frontier has been criss-crossed by a variety of websites, each one worthy in its own right to bring the truth of what our ancestors stated in brevity on the subject of the day from ages past. However, for those who still into reading books and turning pages, such written works seem

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Popular book of original folktales by Black Wampanoag storyteller is available again through 3828608561?profile=originalAmazon as paperback and kindle publication.

BOSTON - A MIXED MEDICINE BAG: Original Black Wampanoag Folklore, by Mwalim *7) has returned to publication and is available for purchase as a paperback and an ebook on amazon. The much sought after piece of multi-ethnic literature went out of print when the books publisher, Talking Drum Press, LTD folded in 2014. Mwalim's company, Liberation Multimedia, LLC obt

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Dr. Phil, Black Girl Thinks She Is White

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The Title of this video is, "Dr. Phil, Black Girl Thinks She Is White"

When I first saw this video of Treasure Richardson, I knew from the start it had to be a set up, a hoax, a scam or some such thing as that.  In the ensuing days after the airing of this segment, with a little ground work and exposure by Treasure's Sister, Nina, it has come to light, that it is simply a scam for ratings and notoriety, perpetrated by a young woman and her mother who come from a very painful home life experience.

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1968 protests at Columbia University called attention to 'Gym Crow' and got worldwide attention

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Black power militant H. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael (right) appeared at a sit-in protest at Columbia University in New York City on April 26, 1968. AP

Stefan M. Bradley, Loyola Marymount University

“If they build the first story, blow it up. If they sneak back at night and build three stories, burn it down. And if they get nine stories built, it’s yours. Take it over, and maybe we’ll let them in on

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The%2BBeyonc%25C3%25A9%2BPhenomenon-Appreciation%2Bor%2BExploitation.png?width=320"Culture Vultures come in all shapes and sizes, and even those whom you least expect are doing just that, using another's culture and tradition to further their own gain."


Now let me start by saying that it is quite obvious that there are plenty of people who sing the praises of the Queen B.  They shake, rattle and roll at her awesomeness and find her to be a great example for their daughters.  Then over in a tiny corner, far from view are just a few people who are not so taken by her. 


So, if yo
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Hidden%2Bmeaning%2Bof%2BAfrican%2BAttire.png?width=320The Hidden Meanings Of African Attire

I am drawing this title from an article that I read that I wish to share with you. However, I want to make a few comments before I share the article with you.
One of the things that I find most interesting about how people talk about Africa is that they tend to think that Africa and its people are homogeneous.  While they may share many similarities, they are not exactly homogeneous.  In fact, there are many cultures and subcultures in Africa.  First off Afric
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I Wasn't Supposed to Make It! Audio Book

Born in Harlem New York and raised partially in the Bronx New York and later Teaneck NJ, by a struggling single mother, Kamal was almost naturally entangled in a world where it seemed that everything was against him. His world was a dangerous one.
With his mother fainting and having nervous breakdowns due to overwhelming stress, Kamal was left to

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NB Commentary: I attended a predominately white high school and college. Them white folks loved to say they were French, German and Italian mixed. They knew their mother's lineage and their father's. They would tell you that before they would even say "American". They were proud of their heritage even if they had been here four or 5 generations. Some of them knew their names before they changed them to more Anglo names, particularly the Polish, Russian and Germans.

What happened to Africans was t
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For what exactly are we praying?

president-mahama-with-priests.jpg?width=650So, once again, the president assembled some Christian priests and together they prayed for the nation. At the end of the jamboree, they declared a 7-day prayer for the country.

Ah!

Are we ever going to learn in this country?

Readers will agree that this column has consistently maintain the principled stance that prayers are no substitutes for thinking and planning.

My younger brother’s favourite saying is: ‘Prayer is not a strategy,’ and I fully subscribe to it.

It is difficult to know for what exac

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NB Commentary: Okay Folks, this is one topic I really hesitated to weigh in on. But as usual, I get signs from the Universe as to what should be the next topic of my YouTube videos. It's quite magical how it works and I simply go with the flow.
I am not sure how long this video will end up being. I would like to say that this will be a short video, but I doubt that I can keep to that promise. I hope that you all will stay with me and follow my train of thought all the way to the conclusion.
This v
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NB Commentary on this video:

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Interesting twist on this rumor of Michelle being born a man. Blurring of gender lines is an interesting topic that I want to tackle in my own video. But suffice it to say, there is still a level of naiveté' on your part as it relates to body types, and what's feminine and what's masculine. I can see your point about branding, but, I am not too sure if I agree with it to the extent that you are portraying in this video.

There's a much deeper issue going on when it come

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3828589878?profile=original"How can anyone of African descent be worshiping the same tool used to uselessly murder their ancestors?"

By BENJAMIN LEBRAVE

According to a 2012 Gallup International survey about religiosity and atheism, Ghana is one of the most religious countries in the world. At first glance, there is some evidence for this: when you land in Accra, you’ll notice churches everywhere you go. If you look even closer, you’ll see Mormon missionaries on their bikes throughout the country.

But are Ghanaians very relig

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Third generation physician and author of the Isis Papers, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing passed a
way in January 2016. Weeks before her transition she told her Cress Welsing Institute students that Donald J. Trump would be the next president of the United States. Her clairvoyance was a a product of her scientific brilliance and her unparalleled understanding of Racism/White Supremacy. It is a colossal loss not having her with us to dissect the results and take a bow for extra-ordinary forecast.
Third g
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NB COMMENTARY:  There's a rumor going around that Barack Hussein Obama may be elected into the Office of Secretary General come this December, 2016.  Now wouldn't having Obama as Secretary General of the UN, just bust a lot of buttons??!!  Obama would be the perfect choice, as he is most in alignment with the type of puppet they need. But wouldn't that be some history right there, the 1st Black President, and the first African American to be Secretary General of the UN!!!  OMG, I see stars, I se
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NB Commentary: Searching for the origin of man on this crazy planet. I once saw a video where a man was being interviewed and he said the original African was "green". So in searching, I found this article written in 1994. The author really tries to sound like he ain't being racist but it is clear that he is merely parroting what he was taught. It made me look up Ivan Van Sertima.  SOURCE
One thing I want to add, is that folks tend to make it seem like Africans migrated on foot all across the glo
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Africa

Travel to Ghana for a Dream Wedding

Kwame-Nkrumah-w-award-1.jpgVilla Monticello, Accra’s premiere luxury boutique hotel is giving one lucky couple the chance to win an all expense paid dream wedding for up to 50 guests that will include a 3-course gourmet meal catered by world renown Chef Ruby Paintsil of Chapter One Restaurant, florist, decoration, photography, videography, spa treatments, romantic honeymoon hotel stay, and much more! The wedding will also be featured on the new show on Viasat1 TV, Top Weddings Africa.

Accra is one of Africa’s most vibrant

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3828586010?profile=originalNB COMMENTARY: I am not sure why this thing about Qaddafi is coming up for me now. But when I opened my email I found an article about him and so I think I may have been called to it.
Libya: Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don’t Want You To Know
Posted by El-Bull on April 24, 2016
So I used this article as a sign that I should go ahead and write the rant, I have been thinking about writing ever since the take down of Connel Qaddafi.  I made a video playlist on YouTube and also a slideshow which was
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                                                  3828584693?profile=original                                                ~ From The Ramparts, by Junious Ricardo Stanton ~                        

            "Western consumer culture is creating a psycho-spiritual crisis that leaves us disoriented and bereft of purpose. How can we treat our sick culture and make ourselves well?"  John F. Shumaker The Demoralized Mind http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44653

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Nana's Commentary:

tumblr_n6e2q8Xfzf1ram4lgo1_500.jpg?width=150I remember thinking to myself, back in 1990; "I wonder what has happened to Black Folks as a result of Slavery?" It was like an epiphany, as I can actually remember where I was sitting when it occurred to me.
I had just entered the field of mental health having started off in Sociology. Somehow, life lead me to the field of Mental Health and particularly as a result of wanting to use Cultural Enrichment as a way for healing and benefiting Black folks who have so many odds stacke
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In April 1960, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, then led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., established the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.  Ella Baker, at the suggestion of Dr. King, was the primary organizer (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 2013).  This student movement was one of a few Black Power organizations that changed its philosophy from being a civil rights organization, embracing the strategy of non-violence, to a Black Power organization th

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