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    in Entertainment

    In the advent of all these new causes and challenges to raise funds and awareness such as The Ice Bucket Challenge and No Shave November, Zaiyah and Uptown have decided to start a challenge of their own to help raise awareness to a problem plaguing the Black community. The dreaded "N" word. Just like A.L.S. or Cancer The "N" word is a disease crippling the Black Community. Join Zaiyah and Uptown and help bring awareness to NO "N" WORD NOVEMBER. Just like you posted yourself and your friends and loved-ones pouring buckets of Ice water over your heads we want you to make posts of yourself pledging not to use the "N" word for the month of November.

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    A discussion of the complexities of the polyamorous lifestyle with Joshua Neal

    in Lifestyle

    The Following is an excerpt from an essay written by Adjunct lecturer Joshua Neal on the complexities of the poly-amorous lifestyle. Adjunct lecturer Neal currently teaches undergraduate psychology while working towards his PhD.

    I can't say that I've always identified with the polyamorous life; as a younger person I often spent time imagining a future life as a father and husband. With time and experience though, I became skeptical about the prospects of long-term pair bonding. The lack of positive role models in this regard, coupled with my own personal experience left me somewhat crestfallen as to the plausibility of a lifetime union. My leery attitude towards marriage shouldn't equate with it being 'unnatural', because I don't believe that monogamy (or for that matter monoamory, the practice of exclusive sexual relationships) is unnatural either. However, in its current configuration it may be highly impractical. I can't make any claims as to the natural position of the human animal when it comes to romantic intimacy, either. Many intellectual pursuits have failed to identify the 'natural' human instinct towards love and family. If any 'natural' or original inclination can be surmised, it is that human behaviors and cultural practices change over time as we adapt to meet the demands of a constantly evolving environment.

    Joshua is also a musician, combat sports practitioner with interests in human optimization.

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  • The Million Man March round table discussion

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    Twenty years after the first march the same problems persist so Brothers and Sisters were called to action once again. With unequal education, police brutality and unfair sentencing being the tip of the iceberg how do we as a people move to the next chapter when we are still on the same page?

    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they welcome Brother Farugh Maat and Brother Braheem Shabazz to a round table discussion on The Million Man March and where do we go from here.

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    Should we even be thinking about going to Mars?

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    With all these Apocalyptic movies being made, After Earth, Mad Max, Resident Evil, World War Z, Terminator, Resident Evil, 28 Days Later and the list goes on and on. Now they say they have found water on Mars and we should be there by 2030. Are they trying to tell us something?

    With all the problems and injustices on this planet you would think they would want to fix this planet before we spend trillions trying to get to another one.

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  • 01:29

    Peonage (The Slavery that never goes away.)

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    After the U.S. Civil War, the South passed "Black Codes", laws that tried to control freed black slaves. Vagrancy laws were included in these Black Codes. Homeless or even unemployed African Americans who were between jobs, most of whom were former slaves were arrested and fined as vagrants. Usually lacking the resources to pay the fine, the "vagrant" was sent to county labor or hired out to a private employer. The authorities also tried to restrict the movement of freedmen between rural areas and cities, to between towns. Under such laws, local officials arbitrarily arrested tens of thousands of freedmen and charged them with fines and court costs of their cases. White merchants, farmers, and business owners could pay their debts and the prisoner had to work off the debt. Prisoners were leased as laborers to owners and operators of coal mines, lumber camps, brickyards, railroads, quarries, and farm plantations, with the revenues for their labor going to the states. Government officials leased imprisoned blacks and whites to small town entrepreneurs, provincial farmers, and dozens of corporations looking for cheap labor. Their labor was repeatedly bought and sold for decades after the official abolition of American slavery. It seems like the more things change the more they stay the same.

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    Help Dr. Umar Johnson raise money to save Black Children

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    The following is a message from Dr. Umar Johnson.


    Good Day To All!

    I badly need your help! I'm trying to raise funds to acquire and rehabilitate either the Historically Black St.Paul's College in Lawrenceville Virginia, or the Chamberlain-Hunt Academy in Port Gibson Mississippi,  with the expressed intent of transforming one or both of them into the Frederick Douglass & Marcus Garvey RBG International Leadership Academy for Black Boys; which will be America's first private K-12 residential academy for African-American males based upon the principles of Traditional Afrikan Culture, Pan-Afrikan Leadership, Community Self-Determination & Cooperative Entreprenuership.  

    The FDMG Academy will chiefly provide our boys with serious Manhood Training and Discipline, which will enable them to return to their communities as leaders, husbands and fathers.  Our Agricultural Science and S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics)Program will focus upon raising up the next generation of scientists akin to Dr. George Washington Carver (who once visited St.Paul's College) & Dr. Lewis Latimer.  Our Financial and Economic Sciences program will teach them the power techniques of the Real Estate and Commodities Industries; as well as Strategic Business Planning.

    Your Humble Servant,

    Dr.Umar Johnson, Psy.D, CSP, M.Ed.
    Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Certified School Psychologist & Principal
    National Movement to Save Black Boys
    Kinsman to Frederick Douglass

    "It Is Easier to Build Strong Children Than To Repair Broken Men." Frederick Douglass

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    Why do we allow our children to fight unjust wars?

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    The majority of reasons the government gives for wars fought by this county are found to be false. Unless you are blinded by patriotism you need to pull your head out of the sand and stop letting the military use your children. Most people don't join the military because they believe the country needs saving they join for the money. So basically they are hired hit men.

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    DEEZ NUTS For President 2016

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    After taking time to evaluate all the candidates running for the upcoming Presidential election. Today Zaiyah and Uptown would like to officially endorse Deez Nuts for the third party candidate.

    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss the reason they are endorsing this candidate on this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House.

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    He met her on vacation she got pregnant. she wants to keep it should he step up?

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    This is a letter from a friend on facebook. I think it is very thought provoking. What do you think?

    My coworker asked me this and we went back and forth about double standards. What do you guys think about this: a guy goes on vacation and has sex with a random female. They both go back home and a month later she calls him and says she's pregnant and wants to keep the child. He said he doesn't want kids and that she should get an abortion but she is firm on keeping the child. Without any mention of child support. Guys what would you do in this situation? Ladies, same question.

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    He gave His Partner a key to his place and now He feels like he has no privacy

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    They love each other and eventually they want to tie the knot.
    The problem is he always shows up unannounced and when he's not home. He came back from a business trip and found his apartment had been cleaned and refrigerator was stocked. feeling like his privacy was violated he told his partner that until they are living together he need his space. Is he wrong?

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  • How do we end police brutality?

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    Unless you've been under a rock or on a distant planet you have seen the plethora of Black citizen being brutalized by law enforcement. We march, We plead and we beg for justice and our cries seem like they are falling on deaf ears.

    They tell you "All Cops Aren't bad". If this is true why is it that every time a Cop becomes a whistle-blower he quickly becomes an Ex-Cop?

    A Baltimore City cop who attempted to hold his fellow officers accountable for on the job misconduct has been intimidated to the point of leaving the police force entirely.

    Detective Joe Crystal became a target of intimidation for his entire department after testifying against other officers in a misconduct case.  Following his testimony, he received threats from other officers, and even found a dead rat on his car one day.

    “He saw a wrong and decided he couldn't live with himself and did the right thing and was punished, I think that’s just unbelievable,” Nicholas Panteleakis, Crystal’s lawyer said.

    Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/good-cop-dead-rat-car-testifying-officers/#H5mgFxpv0Reef7wb.99

    Seems like their are two types of Cops. Bad Cops and ex-Cops. What do you think?

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