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First of all, I am black and I like Phillip Phillips. I think he is a talented young man and he has his own style. Just because one doesn't like it doesn't make him no less talented. I don't like Beyonce and I have never acquired a taste for Frankie Beverly, but those are my personal opinions and taste. I am quite sure that there is someone in this world that did was not an Elvis, James Brown, Conway Twitty, or Beach Boy fan, but once again, that is personal preference. And I grew up listening to all types of music, R&B, Blues, County, Bluegrass, Rock, ect....
When I was a teen, it started as a way to create an identity in America, kids were mainly given names after African Countries or from the Bible. I have to admit, then things got a little crazy. I feel that before they let parents give the standouts names to their little ones they should be given a test administered by a linguist, if they can't pronounce it correctly then they can't give it to their child. Yeah, you can name your kid whatever you want, but they have to l ive with it, not the parents, or they should make it relatively easy for the child to change his or her name once they reach 18. I used to work as a substitute teacher and the kids would give me crazy looks when I pronounced their names the way the were spelled and would be corrected by the indignant child. I call em as I see em.Ignorance isn't always bliss.
That is what some said about Jeffery Dahmer and Ted Bundy, so looks don't mean a thing. I hope that she had extenuating circumstances that made her desperate enough to turn to stealing.
Get over yourself.
Not all of us, I have been unemployed for almost four years and at every turn, I have been told that I am overqualified, even tried looking outside of Georgia, same thing, but luckily, my reign of being unemployed ends tomorrow when I begin a new job. I love pay day, a dollar paid for a dollar earned, I was taught that government aid is for the needy. Needy to equates those parents who find themselves without a job and a family to take care of and bills to pay. ;-) Doing the happy dance!!!!
The originators of the real Harlem Shake are offended because people are actually doing versions of it are obscene rather than creative, the AFD's version is pretty tame, but it is still not the Harlem Shake, check out one of the morning show's that had the originators as guest, they are pretty amazing.
To see the real Harlem Shake, check out this YouTube video: http://youtu.be/xt_4yv3_INw
I know how you feel, but so many people would rather turn their head than smile back. When I was growing up, my mother would always tell me that everyone deserves the time of the day, meaning, when you see someone regardless, Southwest Georgia and being Black, one thing I noticed early was that it didn't matter what color a person's skin, they would acknowledge you. I smile even if they don't smile back, makes me feel good inside.
I have seen the original doing the Harlem shake on YouTube and this is not the Harlem Shake, most yahoos are doing what they figure is the shake, but it is not, I applaud them for the message, but they should not call this the Harlem Shake.
A lot of things in Southwest Georgia are still segregated, example: Two Retired Teachers organizations in Terrell County, one for Blacks and one for Whites.
Sis. Ruby, I once worked with a woman who was so proud that she had graduated from college and let everyone know it. I read some of her reports and was surprised that she graduated from high school without fundamental grammar basics. What really shocked me was that before you could graduate from Georgia public university or college you had to pass the Regents exam. I passed it my first time taking it and know some people who could never writing part of it, and I still wonder how she did it. so the person above could actually be a college graduate (I always figured she was telling a fib). Scary isn't it? Oh and I don't think that she was a product of the DCSS.
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