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The Africans
African Continent
155 million
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The Brazilians
Brazil
105 million
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The Americans
United States
46 million
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The Haitians
Haiti
10 million
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The Colombians
Colombia
5 million
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The French
France
5 million
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The Displaced Refugees
African Continent
3.5 million
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The Venezuelans
Venezuela
3 million
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The Jamaicans
Jamaica
3 million
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The British
United Kingdom
3 million
[ United States ]
GASLIGHTING CREDO 101 - Lie:  Always Lie, Even When Evidence Proves You False -- Lie. The Lie is Your Friend. Repeat the Lies Until the Lie Becomes the Truth.
Black People, Please Be Wary
The wicked cannot sleep until they have done something evil. They will not rest until they bring someone down. Evil and violence are their food and drink. Proverbs 4:16-17

They Are Always "On" Racists are always on mission, always in the battle for supremacy... always. They will join protests and be the first to cross the bounds of the law, the first to toss a molatove cocktail, the first to break the plate glass. They are manipulators. They specialize in lies, from head to toe.

They Are Infiltrators They are an machine, with years of experience and a well-documented history. They who communicate their agenda (i.e. Fox News, audience of 65 million), and inform and teach their populations, and dispatch their operatives immediately.

If you are there to protest, DO NOT FOLLOW THE LEAD OF ANYONE. Know your intent and be darn sure of whom you follow -- they are infiltrators and manipulators.

We Must Organize and Stay Focused Against Their Schemes To combat their schemes, we should take "organized action" in all that we do, including in protests. We should be able to step back from a mob mentality (which they have studied in order to manipulate) and ask, "Who is that that just did that to take our protests to the next level?", before blindly following behind the actions of paid infiltrators... they are ALWAYS THERE striving to control our narrative.
GASLIGHTING CREDO 102 - Project:  Whatever you have done, schemed, plotted, planned, devised, invoked, incited, or failed to do, accuse someone else of doing that very thing.
Trump's America
Who is persecuting and murdering White Americans? No one, absolutely no one. They just have an (armed and dangerous) "tude" about every damn thing, including the humanity and lives of others.

Naw, you "ain't black" (not in the black space that I exist) if you vote for Trump.

Black folks have a responsibility to vote and decide the type of government that they, their children, and the generations that follow exist in.

Our forebearers took the chains, whips, rapes, mutilations, lynchings, and dog attacks to give us the ballot -- the power to decide how we are governed. Voting should be our "thing, our foundation and bridge to the future.
Violent Threat (or Warning) without Provocation
"I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people... it would be very bad, very bad".   Donald Trump, March 15, 2019
The Criminalization of (President) Barack Obama by Donald Trump and His Political & Media Operatives
Making baseless charges against the character and integrity of African Americans, in life and death, is the primary and highly effective GO-TO GASLIGHTING TACTIC used by the mainstream racists.

The shameless, impudent attacks by current U.S. President, Donald Trump, on a global platform, should be protested in mass, as being typical and representative of the racism experienced (and found intolerable) by many of us.   #KeepObamasNameOutYoMouth  #WhatsDoneToOneIsTheTrapForUsAll
GASLIGHTING CREDO 103 - Split:  Divide and Conquer. Make them Enemies. Make them Fight. Step in to Help Resolve Some of the Conflicts You Cause.
[ Haiti ]
1st Country Where Blacks Slaves Declared Themselves Free and an Independent Nation
8 million
African Descended Haitians
Expected to Experience Deadly Starvation in 2020
Threatened by food and water shortages, the very existence of the people of Haiti is in peril. The crisis created by the 2010 earthquake has been unending --- 220,000 deaths, 4,000 amputees, one million left homeless; over 9,000 deaths due to cholera, 1,000 in recent hurricanes, travel links have been broken, crops have been damaged. All of these events over the past decade have worn miserably against the people of Haiti.

Out of all the hardship that the millions have faced, all that they have in response to their barely living condition is protest. And it is their protest that is causing them to be blamed for their near starving condition and lack of humanitarian aid received. Those in a position to intervene in the crisis are informing the world that the "violent" protest of the people is the cause of their lack of access to much needed aid. No consideration is given to the intensely painful nature of the reality that they endure.

[ Community ]
[ Global Mankind ]
Coronavirus Pandemic
2019 - 2020
Introduction to Virus Ecology and Evolution
How A Virus Invades Your Body
Where do Viruses Come From?
Coronavirus Charts Can Mislead
Coronavirus Pandemic
Timeline
11/03/2019
Mysterious pneumonia-like illness appears in Inner Mongolia
11/13/2019
Chinese government notifies WHO of diagnosis of a "bacterial" plague infection
11/14/2019
Chad Wolf
5th Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appointed Under the Trump Administration
11/14/2019
FUN FACT
DHS, formed in 2002 after 9/11, is responsible for public security, anti-terrorism, border security, immigrtion, customs, cyber security, and disaster prevention and management.
12/08/2019
Chinese government notifies WHO (in late Dec 2019) that the 1st Covid-19 case (mistaken for the plague) can be traced back to this date
12/27/2019
Chinese doctors, while continuing research, discover cases reported as "plague" actually originated from a new strain of the coronavirus.
01/22/2020
President Trump speaks on the coronavirus: We have it totally under control. ... It’s going to be just fine.
01/27/2020
All the US cases have occurred in individuals who have traveled to Wuhan, China. No identified cases of person-to-person transmission identified. Researchers from the CDC and WHO continue study of the virus.
01/27/2020
The CDC does not recommend isolating otherwise healthy individuals who have traveled from Wuhan City if they do not have symptoms.
01/28/2020
WHO and China's leaders discuss next steps in the battle against coronavirus outbreak
01/28/2020
U.S. CDC extends its Level 3 travel warning from Wuhan City in China to the entire country. Travelers are advised to avoid all nonessential travel to China.
01/30/2020
President Trump speaks on the coronavirus: “We think we have it very well under control... we’re working very closely with China and other countries...”
01/31/2020
New evidence indicates that people who are infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus may become contagious before symptoms are noticeable, however the CDC and WHO have not recommended any change in treatment regarding asymptomatic individuals.
01/31/2020
President Trump issues an executive order blocking entry to the US from anyone who has been in China in the last 14 days -- effective Feburary 2, 2020.
02/27/2020
Chad Wolf, recently appointed Secretary of Homeland Security Testifies Before Congress

See Him On YouTube
03/01/2020
Total (Reported) Cases:
69

Total (Reported) Deaths:
1

Limited, Suppressed Testing
03/11/2020
Total (Reported) Cases:
1,025

Total (Reported) Deaths:
28

Limited, Suppressed Testing
03/21/2020
Total (Reported) Cases:
19,624

Total (Reported) Deaths:
260

Limited, Suppressed Testing
03/31/2020
Total (Reported) Cases:
164,620

Total (Reported) Deaths:
3,170

Limited, Suppressed Testing
04/10/2020
Total (Reported) Cases:
466,033

Total (Reported) Deaths:
16,690

Limited, Suppressed Testing
04/20/2020
Total (Reported) Cases:
759,687

Total (Reported) Deaths:
40,682

Limited, Suppressed Testing
04/21/2020
President Trump fires Dr. Rick Bright, a leading vaccine development expert and the director of BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority).
04/21/2020
FUN FACT
BARDA is responsible for procurement and development of countermeasures against bioterrorism, and chemical, nuclear and radiological threats as well as pandemic and emerging diseases.
04/22/2020
Dr. Rick Bright says that he was demoted because he refused to promote use of hydroxychloroquine in the fight against the coronavirus, as endorsed and insisted upon by President Trump.
04/22/2020
(Messaging) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on radio saying that he wants state governments to file bankruptcy, rather than provide any federal assistance to lessen the impact or harm suffered by the people there.
05/03/2020
Chad Wolf, Secretary of DHS Accuses China of Hiding Coronavirus Info and Hoarding Supplies in Report
05/03/2020
Former President George W. Bush (43) issues PSA that speaks to the love of humanity that U.S. Presidents have held for the country and its people. He seems to honor the past, while offering hope for the future.
05/03/2020
State and Mainstream Media (through Clever Conflation) Follow Trump Administration Lead in Shifting Weight of Coronavirus Response Upon China

Only 6o of separation.
05/04/2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci, world-renowned infectious disease expert, states that, based on scientific evidence, the coronavirus evolved in nature and jumped species.
05/04/2020
Russia and United States Decline Participation in Global Coronavirus Vaccine Research Summit held by World Leaders
05/05/2020
Total (Reported) Cases:
1,171,510

Total (Reported) Deaths:
68,279

Limited, Suppressed Testing
05/07/2020
(Messaging) 2 White House Staff Test Positive for COVID-19

Scientists Removed from Trump's Primary Pandemic Messaging Stream
05/10/2020
(Messaging) "History is Written By the Winners" -- William Barr, U.S. Attorney General, Trump Administration

Trump's GOP in Lockstep, Game Planning a Barrage of Lies?
05/10/2020
(Messaging) President Donald Trump Begins Promoting "OBAMAGATE" as the Beginning of Media Campaign to Criminalize the Presidency of his Predecessor -- African American, Barack Obama
Coronavirus Pandemic
United States
April 10, 2020
Philadelphia black communities hit hard by coronavirus pandemic (CBS News)

April 20, 2020
In poverty stricken Mississippi delta, coronavirus fight has added challenges

April 23, 2020
What the US Surgeon General Got Wrong (about U.S. African community) - Bakari Sellers
May 5, 2020
Who Is Overseeing the COVID-19 Bailout Money? | Amanpour and Company

Ans. NO ONE. To protect the federal republic, oversight is mandated by the U.S. Constitution but is not being supported by the GOP-led 116th Congress.
(Executive - Legislative - Judicial)
Coronavirus Pandemic
African Continent
March 18, 2020
Africa hunkering down as coronavirus epidemic finally hits continent (CBS News)
April 4, 2020
Coronavirus lockdowns spark police brutality in poor communities

April 23, 2020
Hunger trumps fear in South Africa



Coronavirus Pandemic
Republic of Haiti
March 21, 2020
Haiti president declares state of emergency over coronavirus
April 5, 2020
Colonialism & coronavirus: 800,000 Haitians may die of COVID-19
April 9, 2020
Food For The Poor-Haiti - Coronavirus Update
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Coronavirus Pandemic
Colombia
March 21, 2020
Bogota conducts quarantine drill
March 23, 2020
23 Killed in Prison Riot


March 25, 2020
Bogota protesters chant "we are hungry"
April 11, 2020
Venezuelan refugees in a critical situation
Coronavirus Pandemic
France
Headline: March 12, 2020
President Macron Closes Schools and Universities

Headline: April 3, 2020
French Doctor Suggests Coronavirus Vaccines Should Be Tested on Africans
Headline: April 24, 2020
Paris Riots Protest Police Brutality of Ethnic Minorities

[ United States ]
Context is Everything
Knowledge Trees
American Society, May 15, 2020
2020: Why Don’t Americans Trust Experts Anymore? | Amanpour and Company
Society. History. Government
2020: America's Founding, Ep. 3: Taxes & Abuse of Power (2016)
Brothers and Sisters: In the "American Homeland", society and culture seem to be distinctly veering and pulling away from the foundation of its founding principles. What differing prospects, challenges, or changes lie ahead for the many descendants of Africans and the generations to follow, as America -- once a centralized government serving as protector, defender, advocate, and representative of the people and of the cooperative union of 52 sovereign states, and not a sovereign state soley unto itself, redefines itself? How is it looking?

Topic Searched: No Taxation without Representation
America's Founding, Ep. 4: The Ideas Behind A Revolution (2016)
America's Founding, Ep. 5: Is There a Right to Revolution? (2016)
America's Founding, Ep. 6: Creating a Country (2016)
  Humor:  
Science, February 14, 2017
2017: Pandemic Preparedness, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Keynote Speaker
I haven't heard anyone speak like this in a very long time -- so knowledgeable, precise and informing. A scientist compelled and dedicated to protecting humans from diseases and life-threatening agents, standing at the helm, as keynote speaker, of some sort of Scientist State of the Union Conference. This appears to be how scientist go about their lobbying efforts to establish and maintain relevancy in government and society -- by demonstrating extreme competency and scientific knowledge. I'm fascinated by everything happening in this report -- even with the realization that there are two sides to every story.
Government, September 12, 2018
2018: The Collapse of the American Empire?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
American History, March 5, 2019
2020: How to Hide an Empire”: Daniel Immerwahr on the History of the Greater United States
Politics, March 31, 2020
2020: State of the Republican Party: a Personal Reflection
Government-Politics, April 17, 2020
2020: “Gangster in the White House”: Noam Chomsky on COVID-19, WHO, China, Gaza and Global Capitalism
Messaging vs Information
Even in Times of Life-Threatening Crisis
This is absolutely not "news". With all hope and prayer it is hoped that Americans will not just allow themselves to be continually and simply "handled".

Gaslighting 101: All Hands on Deck
Misinform and Manipulate to Control Thoughts and Beliefs about Coronavirus: (1) The media is a MOB. (2) Coronavirus is the common flu, not a pandemic. (3) Nothing to be concerned about here. (4) National LEFT-WING MEDIA playing up fears (5) Only a few dozen cases, so there is absolutely nothing to be concerned about (6) It's a virus, no more deadly than the flu, (7) Doctor: It can never be any more worse than the flu, (8) It's the flu for God's sake, (9) [the rest of media] not reporting actual facts, (10) Don't be afraid of the Coronavirus, (11) It's difficult to contract the virus, (12) It's much milder than being reported, (13) This is the safest time for social engagement, an especially good time to fly, (14) Member of Congress: It's a great time to gather up the family for an outing, (15) DO NOT BE AFRAID -- shake hands, socialize, (16) U.S. Director of Economic Policy: We have nearly air-tight containment of this "virus problem", (17) Counselor to the President: IT. IS. CONTAINED. -- Can you prove that it is not being contained?, (18) The President: One day it will just disappear... like a miracle.
Content of the Decade
Perfectly and succinctly captures the hypocrisy, demagoguery, vileness, and brazen pettiness that is America media, highlighting the evolution of what was once regarded as "news".
Executive Power
February 2, 2020
Economy of the Nigerian People Suffers
U.S. Bans Citizens of 4 African Nations from Entering upon the Continent & Territories
Signaling its humanitarian policy, the administration of the United States expanded its immigration ban to include East African countries: (1) [Sudan], (2) Tanzania, and (3) [Eritrea], as well as (4) Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation located in West Africa. Over a quarter billion African people are affected by the new version of the ban.

The initial ban, of 2017, was put into effect to restrict the spread of "radical Islamic terrorists", but now targets those affected by humanitarian crisis, while attempting to break Africa's strongest economy.
[ Africa ]
East Africa: Impacted by Nature
January 31, 2020
Worst Locust Swarm in Decades
Billions of Locusts Infest East Africa
Millions Threatened with Starvation
Mass swarms of desert locusts, in the billions, have over taken eastern Africa and southwest Asia --- livelihoods and foods supplies are threatened. Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia have already experienced the destruction of tens of thousands of hectares of farmland. Other countries at risk are [South Sudan], Uganda, and [Eritrea]. Millions of Africans face potential starvation from famine.
Congo: Plagues & Disease
January 28, 2020
Congo West Africa: Ongoing Ebola Virus Crisis
The current ebola outbreak, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has been ongoing for over 1-1/2 years, since August 2018. The current outbreak has claimed over 2,000 lives. The 2014 - 2015 outbreak claimed 11,000 lives. In July 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern".

As of October 2019, the virus is considered "significantly contained", even though the outbreak is ongoing, with cross-border population flow into the areas of Rwanda, South Sudan, Burundi and Uganda.

Ebola is a virus that causes problems with how your blood clots. The clotting problems lead to internal bleeding, as blood leaks from small blood vessels in your body. It is spread by animal or insect bites or stings, blood products (including unclean needles), saliva (kissing or shared drinks), or by touching a contaminated surface (blanket or doorknob).
Our World
EPIC [ African ] Culture
Barack Hussein Obama II
44th U.S. President
Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio 2
Sarah Vaughan
"Misty" written by Erroll Garner
U.S. Economics & Politics
What the 1% Don't Want You to Know (2014)
Global Science: Earth as a Resource
Global Warming
Humans Have to Live Somewhere
Global Economics
What Is The International Monetary Fund (IMF)?
Manufacturing & Distribution
The Story of Efficiency in Production and Distribution
Science & Technology
21st Century Robotics
October 8, 2019, USA
Human beings are designed to make choices, and as shown by the many examples in the Bible, some things are difficult to process as truth, no matter what's said, who says, or how often. RIP Joshua.