Brandy J Singleton

@Joylove·2yr ago·5:00

Black History let's Do something a little Different. Are u Able? We've Done this before. Let' create the safe space to understand.

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"…It seems like people are more receptive to hearing the malarkey and the Bull crap and the violence. The regular, the norm versus people trying. You know what I mean? Like opening up the floor and saying, hey, if you're white, you got any questions, and then you just want to know, but you feel like, oh, can I ask that then? Hey, right here. Because this is where we start. Let's need some understanding.…"

@Mr2Extra @WomenOfValor74@SeekingPlumb

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Brandy J Singleton

@Joylove · 2yr ago · 3:04

"…And then also you made valid points about the questions when we start asking the right instead of trying to figure it out ourselves and not asking. And that's why I was like, Well, I write exactly what she's saying because in this question that I presented here after you've listened what you read and you listen, you've done this before. And actually, when I met a girl that had did this and I just thought it was such the way she came across with it is so humbling.…"

# respectingoneanother

Fletcher Oliver III

@Mr2Extra · 2yr ago · 1:56

"…I think it's a beautiful thing that you're opening up where people of all race can get together and ask questions about us as a race, questions that they feel uncomfortable, awkward, weird and action. As long as they come in a good way, they don't come to us with a n*****. Why n***** do this as long as they come to us in a perspective way. You know what I'm saying?…"

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MAXAYN G.

@WomenOfValor74 · 2yr ago · 0:53

"…I think this is a good idea. Joy, Love, it's funny that you said about people not celebrating Black history, and some of them are Black. And actually, I'm one of those. I mean, not saying I don't celebrate rated. I just don't believe in celebrating it the month of February. And the reason why is because Black history is something that is celebrated should be celebrated every single day, every single day.…"

@Joylove

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Dewuan .

@FryedOreo · 2yr ago · 3:18

"…Black History Month is always an awkward month for me personally, because as a Black person, I feel this pressure to find these random things that Blacks, people, black people have invented and to post about it. It seems like that's kind of what Black History Month has become, everyone's scrambling to find some trivia to post. And once the month is done, they kind of step away from that.…"

I’m conflicted with this month, every year.

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"…Thank you for creating this safe space, Brandy, and for inviting me. I have had questions, but I've been hesitant. I experienced something called emotion overwhelm, and so any intense emotion comes out as tears. And if I was any other white woman or just about any other white woman that can appear like white fragility, and that's not what this is. So apologies in advance. I'm always concerned that sorry, they're right there.…"

🙏🏻 Thank you.

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MAXAYN G.

@WomenOfValor74 · 2yr ago · 1:34

"…Wonderful. I agree with you with the overall and the George Washington Carver and things of that nature. I think, as I said in my post, that those are like societal norms. That's what History Month has turned into. And it's just a month. And it's the shortest month of the year. And again, it's something that I feel society has made us become to say, like, okay, Fletcher, it's like History Month. And then think about it.…"

@Wuandurful

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MAXAYN G.

@WomenOfValor74 · 2yr ago · 2:05

"…And that's basically, I feel what it takes to be different and to help. It's just about learning each other, learning about each other, learning about each other's cultures. Learning about where do certain things come from in regards to how we feel, about what I call black and Brown people and other races and white people? And it's just about learning about each other that helps us along the way of understanding and healing and even talking about those things that aren't comfortable in talking about.…"

@SeekingPlumb

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"…I know I could simply just put emojis on your reply, but I wanted to give you an audible reply. I just say thank you, and I could not agree more with what you had to say.…"

🙏 @WomenOfValor74

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phil spade

@Phil · 2yr ago · 4:51

"…But I do have that question of who should be the audience for this. I know it should be everybody. Maybe the question should be who benefits more from this? Even that's bad. I don't like the phrasing of that. Hopefully it makes sense where I'm coming from. Of just like who should this month be for who needs to hear this the most. Maybe that's the best way to phrase that. But that's my thought process there.…"

Thank you @Joylove

phil spade

@Phil · 2yr ago · 2:03

"…Joy love, I want to thank you again for putting this safe place together, and I do have a question that I'd love your input on, and that is around the term black versus African American, and is one right? Is one wrong? Are they interchangeable? And the reason I ask is because I use both.…"

@Joylove Black vs African American?

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Fletcher Oliver III

@Mr2Extra · 2yr ago · 2:19

"…Figure out why things happen the way it happens. Good girl, Queen, good girl, Queen or Lady.…"

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Brandy J Singleton

@Joylove · 2yr ago · 5:00

"…First of all, I want to thank everybody for joining in. Wow. And excuse the dryer in the background. You can hear it. I first want to start off by saying this might go in two parts. I want to address everyone that I can for feel awesome question, because that's what's been on my brain a lot lately. And let me tell you this here. So a lot of times in my life growing up that has came up African American, right.…"

@Phil

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Brandy J Singleton

@Joylove · 2yr ago · 4:59

"…I want us to be able to heal and move on and take those feelings that we have and apply them in a way that matters where we can make some type of change or for others, for ourselves or whatever it may be. That's how I attack those feelings because it's the past and we can't do anything about the past. But if we want something done about now, we have to start with ourselves. And what can we do now?…"

@SeekingPlumb@Wuandurful@Wuandurful@WomenOfValor74

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Brandy J Singleton

@Joylove · 2yr ago · 5:00

"…And for Mr. Two extra, I completely understand. And that is a valid question, which I think it is a great opening discussion. We could start here or somewhere else. But that's the question now, because I had that question in my head. It comes about a lot. Like, what if I did a video? What did I ever do to you? And it wasn't like, in particular, someone. It was like in a state of just other overall.…"

@Mr2Extra and all of you! Thank you for choosing to share. I hope we can k

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