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Larry Reni Thomas 
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Re: “The Rev. Jeremiah Wright and America’s racist cake

@Proudly unaffiliated. Thanks for the brilliant comment. I too favor returning to Africa. I also favor Europeans returning to Europe, especially the poor and not so rich ones like the Irish, Scots, Welsh, Italians, Eastern Europeans, Hebrews, Catholics, etc., the ones that the rich WASP look down on. I know one group who would be happy if we all left this occupied territory called America. They are the people who were here before all of us got here, the ones whose land was stolen by the so-called "founding fathers." They are falsely called "Indians" or "red skins." But, their real names are ones like Apache, Sioux, Navajo, etc. Question? Where would you go if and when the time came? Take your time when he answer because it definitely wouldn't be here.


Larry Reni Thomas
Writer/Radio Announcer
Chapel Hill, NC

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Posted by Larry Reni Thomas on 09/26/2015 at 9:15 PM

Re: “The Rev. Jeremiah Wright and America’s racist cake

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/whic…

Which founding fathers owned slaves?

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Posted by Larry Reni Thomas on 09/23/2015 at 3:15 PM

Re: “The Rev. Jeremiah Wright and America’s racist cake

Bob:

I am hopeful. America was built on hope, at least that's what Obama promised. I don't think that the money should come from taxpayers, but, from the families who benefited. There are lawyers and legal experts who have been working on this for years. I am the founder of ICROW 1898, Inc.(The International Organization for the Compensation and Reparations for the Victims of the Wilmington (NC) Massacre of 1898) , a group that is seeking "compensation" for the descendants of the victims of the Wilmington, North Carolina Massacre of 1898. We are convinced that if we deal with "specific" cases that we will be successful. Be on the look out for the upcoming documentary movie called "Wilmington On Fire." It deals what that very important subject

Larry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9toV2-zDWk…

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Posted by Larry Reni Thomas on 09/23/2015 at 2:11 PM

Re: “The Rev. Jeremiah Wright and America’s racist cake

I had the extreme pleasure of seeing Reverend Wright twice, in D.C. and in Durham. I was highly impressed with his talk and his way to speak plainly, straight to the point. America has never really dealt with the problem of systematic racism. He has. He is also keenly aware that our president is a puppet, as have all presidents since Washington, and that the only way to get rid of systematic racism is to compensate black people whose ancestors worked for free for centuries in order to make other folks filthy rich. When President Obama endorses and calls for reparations he will cease to be "half-rican-American."


Larry Reni Thomas
Writer/Radio Announcer
Chapel Hill, NC

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Posted by Larry Reni Thomas on 09/23/2015 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Jazz provocateur Kamasi Washington talks his scene and our moment

"Jazz" is a racist meaningless term given to American Classical Music by those who sought to deny it its dignity. Most of the masters and creators of this music didn't/don't call it "jazz." Duke Ellington called it "Negro Folk music." Pianist Ahmad Jamal calls it "American Classical Music." Saxophonist Jimmy Heath calls it "Afro-American Classical Music." Trumpeter Nick Payton calls it "Black American Music." Most people, especially the ones who can't play it well, are wishful thinkers. They "wish" it was dead. "Jazz" is dead, but, American Classical Music is alive, kicking, swinging, and moving straight ahead. It's the music of the future. We are just waiting for the rest of the world to catch up.


Larry Reni Thomas
Host
Sunday Night Jazz
WCOM

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Posted by Larry Reni Thomas on 08/05/2015 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Jazz provocateur Kamasi Washington talks his scene and our moment

I am a writer/radio announcer who has been on the "jazz" front line since 1978 who really enjoyed reading this excellent, revealing piece because it pretty much sums up the purpose of music--its function is to heal. I had the good fortunate to hear Kamasi perform in Los Angeles at The World Stage years ago and I knew right away that his sound captured the tenor of the times. His respect for the masters is obvious and he discovered early on that, as the master, Mr. Ellington, stated: "It don't mean a thing if it aint got that swing!"


Larry Reni Thomas
Host
Sunday Night Jazz
WCOM-FM

Posted by Larry Reni Thomas on 08/05/2015 at 10:58 AM

Re: “NC Central's jazz program safe, dean and director say

As a writer/radio announcer who has been on the "jazz" front line since 1978, I was not that surprised to read about the unfortunate news concerning the damage to the NCCU Jazz Studies Department. Time and time again, I have witnessed, laughed at and watched with a cautious eye at the attempts to reduce American Classical Music, commonly called "jazz," the most sophisticated music in the world, to non-existence. Throughout it's history. this music has endured these racist moves to render it dead. The same racists gave it the name "jazz" (which is short for jack-ass), and it will be the same jealous untalented people who will end up looking like jack-asses when they realize that American Classical Music has more dignity than they will ever have and that this art form, that the master Duke Ellington called "Negro Folk Music" aint going no where no time soon!


Larry Reni Thomas
Writer/Radio Announcer
Chapel Hill, NC

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Posted by Larry Reni Thomas on 06/09/2015 at 10:48 AM

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