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Re: “Entertainers should be applauded for taking a stand

@Hector Cruz Thank you man for such high praise. We all need to understand the power in our voices and walking and expressing our truth. Please keep doing your part and expressing through your own unique and important voice!

Posted by Charles Easley on 03/02/2016 at 11:28 AM

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Great Article I totally agree. People are too judgemental now a days. You can't do anything without something being SAID!!

Posted by keesh on 02/26/2016 at 4:11 PM

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Keep up the good work. It's people like you that help the rest of us to find a voice for issues such as this. I am so thankful for you and for having met you. I always walk away inspired by your words and your knowledge of subjects that impact US. Your views are never mired in hatred nor are they bound by societal norms....it's refreshing to have a friend,teacher,mentor that promotes such positivity and unity.

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Posted by Hector Cruz on 02/25/2016 at 6:57 PM

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@Brianca Foster I agree and I too am hopeful that these latest efforts by artists like Beyonce and Lamar will inspire other artist to follow suit and fearlessly express themselves using their talents and respective platforms. Thank you for reading and sharing your perspective!

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Posted by Charles Easley on 02/25/2016 at 5:05 PM

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@Sincerely Schan Thank you!

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Posted by Charles Easley on 02/25/2016 at 5:03 PM

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@smcraven I too do not miss the constant pressure of having to check my blackness in a corporate environment while consistently negotiating micro aggressive attitudes and behavior. Thank you for sharing your experience and your thoughts on the subject.

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Posted by Charles Easley on 02/25/2016 at 5:01 PM

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@Katherine Smith A truly wonderful reference to Invisible Man and thank you for sharing and reading.

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Posted by Charles Easley on 02/25/2016 at 4:59 PM

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@drew TY

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Posted by Charles Easley on 02/25/2016 at 4:57 PM

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Awesome article!!!

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Posted by SincerelySchan on 02/25/2016 at 8:55 AM

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Love this article!!!! I most definitely agree 100% Mr. Easley!!! And very proud and applaud Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar to make a stand for our culture and to express who and where we came from through out history and also the overcoming of many obstacles. And not only they done that but gave black Hip Hop/Rap, R&B, Jazz, Neo soul, and etc artists for this generation now the free mind and ways to express even more boldly on how they truly feel about what's going on now. Love love love and truly thank you for sharing this also!!!! Much love!!!

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Posted by Brianca Foster on 02/24/2016 at 8:23 PM

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Great article Charles Easley. I can relate to your meeting experience as I have had several situations with the same results. If the other meeting attendees are not rushing for the door because you spoke up and expressed your opinion, they are complaining that you are too hostile. This leads to one of the biggest reasons for leaving corporate and becoming an entrepreneur. I am enjoying the freedom to pursue my thoughts, opinions and/or ideas without worrying of glass ceilings or negative reviews because I openly disagree with the upper management (those that do not look like me).

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Posted by smcraven on 02/24/2016 at 7:47 PM

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Engagingly written!!! Reminds me of essay by Charles Mills generally stating we are no longer systematically obliterated from society's consciousness, which branches off Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man.

As quoted "The effort to make the reality of racism and black life visible is achieved― with a great deal of thought-provoking ideas."―Ethics

I believed that this is what both Beyonce & Kendrick is trying to achieve.

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Posted by Katherine Smith on 02/24/2016 at 7:35 PM

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🎤

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Posted by drew.kinney.14 on 02/24/2016 at 6:59 PM

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Very well said!

Posted by Charles Easley on 02/24/2016 at 6:30 PM

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@Ernest J. Smith Thank you Sir and we are looking to talented young artists like yourself to express yourself fearlessly! Thank you for reading and sharing!

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Posted by Charles Easley on 02/24/2016 at 5:02 PM

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@Donna Frazier Thank you for reading and the support!

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Posted by Charles Easley on 02/24/2016 at 5:01 PM

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@Alicia K You are right it is so difficult for most folks to even broach the subject of race because many cannot handle the fundamental truth that by default they benefit from the system. It does not mean you are a bad person but unless you can arrive at that basic truth, a dialogue is difficult. Thank you for reading and sharing your views

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Posted by Charles Easley on 02/24/2016 at 5:01 PM

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Always and forever on point with these views Mr. E... I Agree.

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Posted by Ernest J. Smith on 02/24/2016 at 3:47 PM

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Woot Woot Woot! You said that brother! Drop the mic!!!!!!

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Posted by Donna Frazier on 02/24/2016 at 2:01 PM

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I do agree that when you speak out vocally and show pride in who you are, your heritage, etc. people clam up. They know what you're saying is true but they can't accept the truth for what it is so they choose to fight you, argue, boycott, etc. It's really ridiculous and what annoys me most is when they say "why do you have to pull the race card?" Obviously, idiot it is about race whether you choose to admit it or not! It always has been and always will be until this vicious cycle of hatred and prejudice ends once and for all and people are looked at as people and not as black, white, Hispanic, etc.

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Posted by Alicia K on 02/24/2016 at 1:24 PM

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