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Definitions Better Than Webster’s: Culture

Culture: “Culture is the matrix on which the fragile human animal draws to remain socially healthy. As fish need the sea, culture, with its timeless reassurance and its seeming immortality, offsets for the frail human spirit the brevity, the careless accidentalness of life. An individual human life is easy to extinguish. Culture is leaned on […]

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Definitions Better Than Webster’s: Evil

EVIL: “Evil is knowing better but doing wrong anyway, while influencing others to do the same.” -Sister Souljah Tweet

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Definitions Better Than Webster’s: Interrogation

Interrogation: “The goal of any interrogation, by definition, is to elicit a confession from a guilty party, not to investigate the truth of a denial. The common tactics used to gain confessions are based on the idea that only guilty people are interrogated in the first place…Once they decide they are speaking with a guilty […]

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Definitions Better Than Webster’s: Self-Sabotage

SELF-SABOTAGE: “Self-sabotage takes many forms, such as quitting school, taking low-paying jobs, choosing a spouse who abuses you physically or verbally, spending more than you make, committing slow suicide with tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs, getting involved in crime, working yourself to illness or death, self-starvation, self-inflicting wounds, running away, dropping out, or engaging in […]

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Definitions Better Than Webster’s: Love

LOVE: “Love is contraband in hell, Cause love is an acid That eats away bars.” -Assata Shakur Tweet

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Definitions Better Than Webster’s: Discipline

DISCIPLINE: “Discipline is having the courage to do what needs to be done before you are forced to do it.” -From, “One Day My Soul Just Opened Up” By: Iyanla Vanzant Tweet

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Definitions Better Than Webster’s: Factory

“The word ‘factory’ came into usage in the late sixteenth century as global trade expanded. Its root word was ‘factor,’ a synonym at the time for ‘merchant.’ A factory was therefore ‘an establishment for traders carrying on business in a foreign country.’ It was a merchant’s trading station.” -From, “The Slave Ship” By: Marcus Rediker […]

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Definitions Better Than Webster’s: Faith

“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.” -Khalil Gibran Tweet

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Definitions Better Than Webster’s: Income vs. Wealth

“Income requires that you continue to work either for someone or yourself.” -From, “Black Economics: Solutions for Economic and Community Empowerment” By: Jawanza Kunjufu Tweet

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Definitions Better Than Webster’s: Oppressed

OPPRESSED: “To be oppressed is by definition to have one’s thought processes disturbed; emotions impaired; motives and values inverted; and one’s body functions imbalanced.” -From, “The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness” By: Amos N. Wilson Tweet

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