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September 30, 2020

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GEORGE FLOYD OOO! -LONG HISTORY OF POLICE BRUTALITY IN AMERIKKKA O

September 30, 2020

BBNAIJA O! -LAYCON OWES IT TO THESE PEOPLE O!

September 30, 2020

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Check Out The 6 Prominent People Who Contributed To Laycon’s Win And Why He Must Show Gratitude To Them
GhgossipSep 29, 2020

The non-stop tension and drama in the Big Brother Naija Lockdown Season 5 house came to an end on Sunday 27th September 2020 where Laycon was pronounced the winner.
It was joy all around the event center when the young black boy from Ogun state and also a Lagosian defied all odds to emerge as the winner of this year’s show. Though his win was written in the stars, we believe some of his colleagues contributed to it.

In this article, we will tell you why these people had a hand in his win and why he should show gratitude to them all the time.

NEO

Neo was the first person to give that courage even before they stepped into the Big Brother house. He was the first to boost his confidence and give him support when he (Laycon) doubted himself. Before being introduced to the world and viewers, Laycon said he was contemplating on taking off his jacket which had custom made lights in it as everybody’s dress was finer and different from his. According to him, Neo was the first to compliment his dress and asked him to turn it on and ignore the Naysayers. Again, when Erica ditched him for Kiddwaya, Neo was that friend who advised him to worry about things he can control and leave the ones beyond his reach. Prior to the end of the show, he said to Neo “You will always be my Number 1 and 2, our friendship will never end”. We believe Laycon must always have Neo by his side as his support contributed to his win.

  1. Vee

Vee could be described as Laycon’s guardian angel as her earlier intervention saved Laycon from distraction. After Laycon lost confidence in himself when Erica dumped him for billionaire son Kiddwaya, he was hurt emotionally. The fact that she kept coming back for support when Kiddwaya made her feel less of herself worsened the case for Laycon as it made him lose focus but Vee advised him to stay away from her and reminded him of why he was in the house. They became a force to reckon with during tasks and won loads of prizes and money. Her constant check-up and defense catapulted Laycon to the grand finale and won him the N85 million.

  1. Erica

She may seem as the devil but she was a blessing in disguise for Laycon as her role played out in favour of Laycon. Before her nasty altercation with Laycon, Erica spoke highly of him to other housemates and asked them not to look down on him because of his physique because he is very intelligent. The support was absolutely what he needed and thought she will be the right woman for him but things went sour between them as she didn’t feel anything for him. Ebuka’s revelation brought out a whole drama that saw her use unprintable words on him and threatened to kill him. Though she did worse things before leaving the show, her actions garnered more fans and votes for him as they felt he was abused.

  1. Ozo

Though there was not much to see from Ozo and Laycon friendship because he (Ozo) was not the ‘go-to’ person for Laycon and they never bonded that much but their ideas during task helped him a lot. They became another force in the house as their partnership in tasks helped them win prizes and helped Laycon to grow in the house.

  1. ICONS

Laycon’s fanbase known as ICONS showed their love and support when he needed it the most. They stood by him through thick and thin and made sure he survived every eviction. Their support is the first in the history of BBNaija as it saw Laycon lead the chart whenever he is up for eviction. At the grand finale, he won with a total of 60%. This shows they are ever ready to come to his aid at the snap of a finger.

  1. His Mother

The result of a praying mother manifested on Sunday when Laycon was pronounced winner of the winner. She wasn’t in the house when her son needed her but her prayer and wishes guided her son to victory. Thank you, mama, we bless the day you went to labour and gave birth to a star.

GEORGE FLOYD OOO! –MALCOLM X SAID IT-SELF DEFENSE O!

September 29, 2020

Armed members of the Black Panther Party leave the Capitol in Sacramento May 2, 1967. The Panthers entered the Capitol fully armed and said they were protesting a bill before the Legislature restricting the carrying of arms in public.
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Some Black Americans Buying Guns: ‘I’d Rather Go To Trial Than Go To The Cemetery’
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Christianna Silva
SEP 27, 2020 at 4:00 AM NPR
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Editor’s note: NPR will be continuing this conversation about Being Black in America online and on air.

Bruce Tomlin, a 63-year-old truck driver from New Mexico, said he was never really a “gun person.” Then he saw a vidpeo of three white men following and fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging.

“The man is trying to get away and they’re just gunning him down in the street like he was a dog,” Tomlin said about watching the video of Arbery. “It’s made me hypervigilant. It has made me nervous. I’ll even admit to being a little bit scared sometimes.”

So he bought a gun. And he’s planning on buying more.

“I just feel like in my viewpoint, every Black person in America, especially Black males, needs to have some type of protection with them as often as [they] can, because I think the political climate [is] getting to the point where it’s just going to be a lot of violence coming our way,” Tomlin said. “I just feel safer now having a gun. And I didn’t always feel that way. I’ve never been the world’s biggest fan of guns, but I just don’t feel safe without one.”

In early June, NPR reached out to Black Americans to ask about their personal experiences in this country. Nearly 500 people responded, some of whom described wanting to buy — or decidedly not wanting to buy — firearms for self-defense in response to the recent fight for racial justice.

Tomlin is one of many Black Americans who recently bought firearms for the first time, faced with a combination of the coronavirus pandemic and the fight for racial justice.

“The highest overall firearm sales increase comes from Black men and women, who show a 58.2% increase in purchases during the first six months of 2020 versus the same period last year,” Jim Curcuruto, the National Shooting Sports Foundation director of Research and Market Development, wrote in a report, according to AOL News. “Bottom line is that there has never been a sustained surge in firearm sales quite like what we are in the midst of.”

Philip Smith, the president of the National African American Gun Association, said that he had a massive influx of members in two waves: Once, in 2016, following President Donald Trump’s election, and again during the recent racial justice protests. He said a year ago, NAAGA was getting maybe 10 new members a day; now, its seeing 10 new members an hour. He said there are many factors pushing Black people to buy firearms, including “the politics right now, the pandemic and the racial tone: Those three things together act as kind of a three-headed monster that is driving folks to come to us.”

While there may be an uptick in Black people owning guns in the United States today for protection, it’s not necessarily a new phenomenon. The majority of gun owners are white men, but in a 2017 survey by the Pew Research Center, 24% of Black people reported owning a gun, compared to 36% of white people.

Ifeoma Ozoma, a 28-year-old who works in tech policy, owned guns for self-protection long before the recent protests erupted across the nation. She grew up in Alaska, with familiarity with firearms, and always knew she wanted to own one for self defense. So, after graduating college, she started buying them.

“My gun ownership is not connected to the political movement,” Ozoma said. “It’s connected more to the history of the country, and I am adherent to both the First and the Second amendment and so I am practicing both, I believe, in owning guns.”

Across races, since the 1970s, gun ownership has shifted away from hunting and sport and towards self-defense — and one of the most fierce advocates for the right to bear arms in public, particularly for protection, was the Black Panthers. Malcolm X said African Americans had to defend themselves “by whatever means necessary.” Even Martin Luther King Jr. applied for a permit to carry a concealed firearm in 1956, shortly after his house was bombed. His application was denied, but he had armed supporters guarding his home.

“I’m a student of history and political science, and I think what we’re dealing with now, and it’s the same with most societies, is like frog boiling, where you don’t realize how bad things are because they just get incrementally worse,” Ozoma said. “And we’ve taken some big, big leaps this year in getting incrementally worse. But if there was a societal breakdown, my first assumption is not that the police … is going to make a priority of protecting Black citizens. And so I would like to have my own form of protection.”

Some people in the United States do tend to buy firearms in reaction to emergencies: Gun sales spiked after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and in response to the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and, according to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, twice as many Americans underwent background checks for handgun purchases in March 2020 as they had two months earlier.

Kat Traylor, of Aurora, Colo., first started thinking about buying a weapon when she saw empty grocery shelves at the start of the pandemic. Like Ozoma, she’s thought about chance encounters with police, too.

“Elijah McClain was murdered in my city,” Traylor said, referring to the death of a Black man who died following an encounter with law enforcement last year.

Police put McClain in a chokehold. Paramedics injected him with an anesthetic called ketamine. Aurora has since opened an independent investigation into his death, as has Colorado’s attorney general. McClain’s parents have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and several of its police officers. Traylor said she doesn’t necessarily envision using her firearm, particularly against police, but having it gives her some sense of control.

“What we as a family had to determine is how do we want to…die,” she explained slowly. “It’s sad to look at it that way. Do we want to die not being prepared? Or at least trying to protect ourselves. That’s how you weigh that.”

At the same time, data shows owning a gun might not actually make you safer. Larry Green, a 68-year-old in Phoenix, doesn’t want to buy or own a gun for exactly that reason. He pointed to Philando Castile, a registered gun owner who was shot and killed by a police officer on July 6, 2017, in a St. Paul, Minn., suburb after he told the officer he was armed. Green was pulled over in Phoenix the week Castile was killed, and the officer asked if he had a gun in the car. He was thankful that he didn’t.

Ozoma understands the point that Castille was a legal gun owner who was shot and killed anyway, but she says that doesn’t make her shy away from her gun ownership.

“Philando Castile was just pulling for his license to show that he had the right to have a gun. Breonna Taylor was lying in bed with her partner who was lawfully using his weapon against some people who broke into their apartment and did not announce who they were,” Ozoma said. “So it doesn’t really matter either way, whether I’m armed or not, I could be killed or be attacked. And I’d rather be armed.”

Tomlin agrees.

“I’d rather go to trial than go to the cemetery,” he said.

KUNC reporter Leigh Paterson contributed to this report. [Copyright 2020 NPR]

BBNIAJA WINNER LAYCON O! -WHAT HIS FANS WANT FROM HIM!

September 29, 2020

Mad O! See What Laycon’s Fans Want In Return For Supporting Him Through
GreennewsngSep 28, 2020

While many celebrities are hoping and praying that the many people who supported Laycon in his BBNaija win will not feel entitled to this money, the iCONs have shown up on the social media space to note their expectation from the young man.

This is coming in response to producer Samklef’s tweet, where he noted that he believes his fans and supporters did all they did out of love.

Affirming that of course the massive support which birthed the social distancing votes cast from the first to the last week of the reality show, icons noted that all they want in return is see that the rapper grows, succeeds and explore his talent.

Not only this but they promised continuous supports in all he does going forward.

REPARATIONS O! – WHAT REPARATIONS CAN LOOK LIKE!

September 28, 2020

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GEORGE FLOYD OOO! –BLACK WOMAN FIRED FOR WEARING BLM MASK O!

September 28, 2020

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BLEACHING BEYONCE’S SALUTE TO THE BLACKEST SKIN O!

September 27, 2020

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GEORGE FLOYD OOO! -WHITE SUPPORT AT THE EMMY’S FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER O!

September 26, 2020

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YORUBA PRAYER O! -FOR PROTECTION!

September 26, 2020

–BAMI SHARE ADURA YI
🏹OFA IKU
🏹OFA AISAN
🏹OFA GBESE
🏹OFA AMUBO
🏹OFA AIRIJE
🏹OFA ASASI
🏹OFA IDADURO
🏹KONI BA GBOGBWA TOMOTOMO

Joooo, translation o! —
“PLEASE SHARE THIS PRAYER: ARROW OF DEATH,ARROW OF SICKNESS, ARROW OF DEBT, ARROW OF TURNING THINGS UPSIDE-DOWN, ARROW OF NOTHING TO EAT, ARROW OF ATTACK, ARROW OF SACK OR DISMISSAL WILL NOT BE OUR PORTION INCLUDING OUR CHILDREN! “


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