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Despite the criticism from the left, saying Trump ignored Black History Month, there was scant mainstream news coverage of the Black History Month White House reception on Thursday.

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Ras Great piece BTR News w/ Scotty Reid. Well wriiten, logical and accurate. The entire system of southern belle lynching terrorism that took the life of many a Black male is strictly based on #justbelieveher. 2 hours 8 minutes ago
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I had never heard of Bessie Smith, a blues singer in the 20s and 30s but I like the films Kill Bill and I was watching this Sam Cooke Documentary and they had a short clip of her singing the line , "my man got a heart like a rock cast in the sea" and I was like hey, that is in the Kill Bill film. So a white group sampled her singing that one line in from her song in "About Her"... Show more

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Ras There was a phenomenal biopic starring Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith. I think it came out in 2017. I grew up hearing her music because my dad had and still has aHUGE record collection. 8 hours 39 minutes ago
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BTR News w/ Scotty Reid I see now what the guy was sample her line and mixed it with the lyrics from a song the Zombies did but slowed it down and then of course added the music. 5 hours 56 minutes ago
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BTR News w/ Scotty Reid Is she the woman they based Betty Boop cartoon character on or was it someone else? 5 hours 54 minutes ago
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Ras The Real Betty Boop Was a Black Woman... Before She Was Whitewashed!
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Betty Boop was based on a Jazz singer named Esther Jones.
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BTR News w/ Scotty Reid Betty Boop has more a resemblance to Bessie Smith in my opinion. The facial structure and the eyes in the pic demonstrate it. 5 hours 10 minutes ago
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Question. Does criminalizing consensual transactions between adults help create the conditions that empower human traffickers much like the Drug War has empowered drug cartels in creating an unregulated street market. Like El Chapo said, demand creates the market and for thousands of years humans have used drugs and paid for sex and criminalizing those acts by adults has done nothing to curb... Show more

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Movements like Time's Up are very counter to the concept of the presumption of innocence as they seek to punish people on mere allegations. People's due process rights mean nothing to the "Just Believe Her" campaign. Take for an example the Jossie Smollett case, everyone was saying "Just Believe Him" and while the Cooke County DA has laid out a mountain of evidence that he perpetrated a hate... Show more

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