Nothing will motivate a man to move forward faster than knowing what's behind Him.

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The Maryland Doctrine of Exclusion was collectively written by the Maryland Colony Council in 1638, and states the following, “ Neither the existing Black population, their descendants, nor any other Blacks shall be permitted to enjoy the fruits of White society.” The doctrine was written to insure that Blacks would remain a “subordinate, non-competitive, non-compensated workforce.

Papal Bulls of the 15th century gave Christian explorers the right to claim lands they “discovered” and lay claim to those lands for their Christian Monarchs. Any land that was not inhabited by Christians was available to be “discovered”, claimed, and exploited. If the “pagan” inhabitants could be converted, they might be spared. If not, they could be enslaved or killed. The Discovery Doctrine is a concept of public international law expounded by the United States Supreme Court in a series of decisions, initially in Johnson v. M’Intosh in 1823.



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Once, we were in the same boat. Together, we supported, pushed and encouraged each other. But then you wanted equality, (a thing that you already had in my heart). I gave you an Oar and we rowed together. Then you decided that we should get a motor. Eventually, you no longer wanted to buy gas and left it to me. After saving your gas money you gained power. With this new found power you became a strong independent woman and no longer wanted to be in the boat. You found out how cold the water is, and that there are sharks, crocodiles and alligators in the water ready to snatch your strong Independent Black ass up for your organs, now you want back in the boat. Well climb aboard, grab an oar and let’s row this boat together once again.

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Black Friday

I remember working at the Delk’s 5&10 store. It was located on main street in Mooresville, NC. I worked 5 days after school and all day Saturday. I remember pricing and shelving stock on Mondays and Tuesdays. Some of the stock was already priced by the time I got to work. I remember people coming in and buying the new merchandise on Wednesday and Thursday. But Friday was my favorite day. That’s when I got to see Black people coming in to shop. I don’t know why Friday was the only day that the majority of the Black folks shopped, but it may have something to do with how we were treated on weekdays other than Friday. The local newspaper would have sales advertisement that came out on Wednesday stating that the sale starts on Friday. Was this the reason? Or, was it because it was the only day that Blacks was not harassed and followed about as though they were going to steal something? Why, why was Friday so different? It was made uncomfortable for Blacks to shop on any weekday other than Friday, New stock came in on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. After it was picked over and, returns were made, it all coincided with the Friday Sale. So, when you go shopping this "Black Friday", remember how and why it all got started. Most companies depend on "Black Friday" to put their bottom line in the "BLACK". They depend you shopping on "Black Friday", then things get back to normal like "you know" the rest of the weekdays.

  1.  1918, Katherine Coleman Johnson, an American mathematician whose calculations of  orbital mechanics as a  NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights.  

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