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    Posted August 21, 2014 by
    Greensboro, North Carolina
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    Black Power

    When we call for our Black leaders to support us who are we really calling on? We should not hold Jackson, Sharpton or any other civil rights leader to lead us into being foot soldiers because there time has passed. Fresh legs, fresh voice and a new attitude on how Black people must deal with those who victimize them. Personally I think The President should stay clear of this unless he is willing to talk with the young black men from that town. If he is not willing to do that it's a non issue. They do not get it. You have to reach the ones with the most energy to stop anything from moving forward. Until these young men are given the opportunity to vent their true frustrations the looting and violence will continue. It's time to be tactful. See those who started this mess are not fearful because protesters are showing their hand. Once you stop letting them see your hand that when the unknown kicks in. Not knowing what people will do is the best way to keep them at bay and fearful of you.

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