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“Twerking to be seen was not a part of King’s dream!” Tonight on Conversations Of A Sistah


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Disturbing images of Dr. Martin Luther King turned up all over the internet by Michigan party promoters, advertising freedom to twerk parties in honor of the King Holiday weekend.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s head was photo shopped onto the body of a man (pictured above) wearing a gold chain and throwing up “west side” hand gestures to advertise a holiday party.

The flier, which was created by promoter group “Mid-Michigan Teen Parties“, billed the event as a chance to express one undeniable right that wasn’t apart of King’s agenda and that is, the “Freedom 2 Twerk.”

Other fliers were also circulating promoting a King Holiday party weekend by quoting excerpts from his famous “I have a dream” speech. “Free At Last” anyone 21 and over free until midnight”.

Dr. Martin Luther King was a champion for justice, equality, tolerance and non-violence and these images and gestures promoting such parties in honor of a holiday activist fought so hard to observe, are highly disrespectful!

Be sure and “tune-in” with me tonight at 8:00 P.M. to “Conversations Of A Sistah” on “Conversations Live” as I address such disrespect while discussing the real intent of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s dream.

I will be taking your phone calls on the air at 1 (347) 426-3645.

Please access the show at any of the “Conversations” links in the post!

Meet you on the air.

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178 thoughts on ““Twerking to be seen was not a part of King’s dream!” Tonight on Conversations Of A Sistah

  1. Hey fam….thank god Tracy is talking about this because Sharpton talked about it briefly on PoliticsNation a couple of weeks ago.

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  2. The man was spit on, hit, kicked, had the dogs put on him, sprayed with fire hoses, arrested, shot, and died so these niggaz can twerk? GTFOH!

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  3. To have his face on a flyer, for a hole in the wall night club is not only distasteful, but disrespectful. Whoever did this needs to brush up on their black history.

    I know you are going to kill this CONVO Tracy! 🙂

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  4. So let me get this str8… Their idea of respect is to use Dr. Kings images on a thug throwing up gang signs for a twerking party? Ain’t this some shit?

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      1. Welcome Pookie to the Ceo’s blog. Your Gravi Pic gaining much attention I see 🙂

        Looking forward to this topic tonight but in the meantime I see the conversation here is very much disgusted by the flier, like I was when I saw it on the internet a couple of weeks ago. The promoters changed the meaning and gave a breakfast in honor of King instead.

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      2. Hello everyone!

        The promoters changed the meaning and gave a breakfast in honor of King instead.
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        @Daisy, I heard the promoter is in hiding after this incidence. he doesn’t want to be known or seen because he knows what he would have to deal with.

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      3. Make sure everybody tune in tonight! Seriously!
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        what makes you think we won’t tune in? Seriously!!!

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  5. I’m sure that after tonight’s show Tracy will sets them on a path of discovery and set them on a path of SIGNIFICANCE of MLK SHE GON HANDLE THIS SHIT!!!

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  6. “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
    Marcus Garvey

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  7. There is no respect for our historians, leaders and pillars of our community anymore! Because young people and the majority of the young African Community Have NO respect for themselves so how can they show respect to MLK. Tuning in.

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  8. These teens are idiots n have done the same thing white idiots did to MLK back in Arkansas. I hope they get lynched for creating this flier of MLK!!!
    Dumbasses.

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  9. Can we just say the party promoters are all full of shit! They’re disrespectful and this is Distasteful. Mad as hell 😡 Can’t wait to hear what Tra gone say!

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  10. I’m so ashamed of this.
    Were the promoters black?
    These young folk need to be schooled on Dr. King’s significance and contributions.
    And since when did ‘King’s Holiday’ and twerking go hand and hand?

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  11. Yup parties all weekend in honor of King. 😥 thank God I know better.
    Looking 4ward to Tracy’s commentary on this subject tonight!

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  12. Ok, first off, how do you “twerk” in honor of a non-violent activist?
    Secondly, how is having teens twerking positive? Smh fa real?

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  13. You do better when you KNOW better –> Young people need to be reminded of King’s struggle and sacrifice for us all.

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  14. The flier, which was created by promoter group “Mid-Michigan Teen Parties“, billed the event as a chance to express one undeniable right that wasn’t apart of King’s agenda and that is, the “Freedom 2 Twerk.”

    Tracy the promoters wasn’t thinking at all about anything but the money it would make. That more people would come if he used MLK’s face. Prayerfully he and other’s will learn from this.

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    1. “Yes it’s an outrage, this young generation is (stupid) and smoking to many Blunts, Our Government has taken Black history out of our Education systems, it’s a way of Brainwashing the youth, Dr.King died defending our human Rights, and this is the way the new generation of teens Repay him? It’s Embarrassing.

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      1. Civil it’s not the young people, it’s the promoters, they just know what young people like and that’s twerking.

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      2. Civil it’s not the young people, it’s the promoters, they just know what young people like and that’s twerking.
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        Yeah but…..if the YOUNGUNS know it’s WRONG to be twerking in King’s honor then the party would be empty!

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      3. Civil it’s not the young people, it’s the promoters, they just know what young people like and that’s twerking.
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        Yeah but…..if the YOUNGUNS know it’s WRONG to be twerking in King’s honor then the party would be empty!
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        TRUE DAT!!

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      4. Civil it’s not the young people, it’s the promoters, they just know what young people like and that’s twerking.
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        SEE this is why I say people need to WAKE THE FUCK UP…Ignorance will keep blacks in slavery. SMDH

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  15. Wow!
    Dr king didn’t die for your rights to shake your “booty”..He died so that our grandparents, mothers &fathers and there future generations, could have equal rights, justice and equality.

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  16. These young folks uneducated about Dr. King need to pick up a Book and Read about him. To photo shop his image to sale a party was str8 ignorant!

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  17. This is an example of how our youth have misguided focuses… they need role models like Dr. King cause I swear there’s not one in today’s society.

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  18. What’s wrong with young black people? I think the reason they have such little respect about Dr.King and the Civil Rights struggle is because most black homes do not teach about the Civil Rights struggle and therefore you have this young generation that have absolutely no clue about the past.

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  19. These people should be ashamed of this behavior but in today’s society there is no shame about anything!!! This young generation is truly without SOULS!!!!! How could anyone think of a way of disrespecting a man such as Dr.Martin Luther King and all he stood for?????? I am convinced this young generation are all about destroying themselves and that is such a shame!!!!!

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  20. I agree with Tracy, twerking is probably not the best way to honor the King Holiday. Perhaps, if the King children acted more like Kings, instead of tearing each other down with stupid and frivolous lawsuits against each other; then maybe they would get more respect from this younger generation.

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  21. Tracy I like because your using your platform to honor him.
    Dr. King would find no humor in being crass. Sagging pants and a big chain around his neck are hardly status symbols representing what he stood for except to those who delight in that kind of thing. Tuning in!

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    1. I think the media blew this out of proportion. The media looks for waysto down grade black folks..
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      Really???? cause I think black folks do a good job at down grading themselves.

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      1. I think the media blew this out of proportion. The media looks for waysto down grade black folks..
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        In this instance, the media didn’t have to do much @Mahogany… they pretty much downgraded themselves

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  22. The flier is aimed at teenagers. It’s funny. It’s not a big deal. It is not in good taste, but it isn’t the end of the world either.

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    1. The flier is aimed at teenagers. It’s funny.
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      We don’t worship King but I don’t find anything funny about that flier. It’s disrespectful and distasteful on every level. Don’t you know that?

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      1. The flier is aimed at teenagers. It’s funny.
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        How you figure it’s funny? when It’s aimed at teens who might not understand that the photo of MLK JR is a photo-shopped picture. It’s a big deal because MLK JR wouldn’t stand for this type of foolery and manipulation. MLK JR was a man who sacrificed his life fighting for minorities to have equality. More importantly, if MLK JR was “just some average JOE” I seriously doubt the United States of America would honor him under US federal holidays.

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      2. The flier is aimed at teenagers. It’s funny.
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        OMG you sound Ignorant! Mainly because you find the flier funny. I doubt very seriously that Dr. King would be laughing at this. On the contrary, I think he’d be devastated not only by the original poster but what it says about our culture and its current state.

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  23. How could they disrespect Dr. King like this?? The white man looks at us and laughs. I don’t care if they tried to fix it. Don’t throw a rock and then hide your hand!!!!!
    Shameful and Disgusting!!!

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  24. One step forward. Three steps backwards. This is what a watered down image of King would like if the class rooms of today talked about him. No real Black History (not the sanitized, watered-down version white people put into schoolbooks) the TRUTH isn’t taught to our youth. And when this happens you get nonsense like that poster.

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  25. Of course I’ll be tuned in to tonight’s show.
    And um…..I didn’t see anything wrong with the flier/poster. #dontjudgeme

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  26. Let’s be careful not to disfranchise our youth by criticizing their freedom of expression in this today of time.
    MLK was a great man YES whom fulfilled his purpose while on this earth. I am thankful for the good fight he and many others fought and proudly and humbly confess I walk in some of those victories today. Are we there yet? No. Can we do better? of course

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  27. Ok let’s stay mindful that this is a very different time, and the torch is still lit. MLK has accomplished a lot and he is was still a just man but not God Almighty. He had his faults just as ALL humans do. Those faults didn’t stop him from doing what he was called and chosen to do. He will remain a person in history for generations not only to study but for the chosen coming to emulate him as well. I doubt seriously that this poster or it content has any propensity to diminish MLK’S character nor end his accomplishments. This too shall pass. Lets keep it moving.

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  28. Its funny- at first, with all my academic degrees and my study of Dr. King, visits to Atlanta, and his monument in DC, I know this is incredibly disrespectful of the man. But it is sad, when you know, that these promoters are not THAT clever and are doing this to make a quick buck rather than actually honor his legacy. Smh

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  29. For those who THINK this is hilarious it’s not. It is incredibly disrespectful, and stupid, and you shouldn’t defend it in any way. Nothing about this honors him IMO.

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  30. RESPECT should be taught at home. for home is where it “ALL and I repeat” ALL”begins! Respect for our heritage, our leaders, our elders, and most importantly our collective selves. If you have children acting a fool it is your fault and you must assume responsibility for such. No excuses.period end of story!

    Tuning in to hear my girl Tra talk about this at 8 🙂

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  31. SO DISREPECTFUL STOP IT PEOPLE THIS WHY WE AS PEOPLE CAN NOT OVERCOME ANYTHING DUE TO SELF-HATRED. SO SORRY FOR THE KING FAMILY AND US AS A PEOPLE.

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      1. We working with what? 20 minutes before the show?
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        Yes Lady Lex Wassup
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        Just testing my links is all 😆 and waiting.

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  32. NO THIS NIGGA DID NOT DISS MESSY JESSE AND PERMED UP AL ON CONVERSATIONS OF A SISTAH I’M LMMFAO 😆 THAT SHIT WAS HILARIOUS!!!!

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    1. Yes he did 😆 homey said “violence is everywhere 😆 they calling Chi-Town CHYRACK!! 😆 Diss Nigga had me rolling!!!

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      1. that nigga said jesse capitalizing off of being wit king on da balcony!!! 😆 I was fucking on the floor 😆 when dude said that shit!!!

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      2. I’m sorry but I gotta agree with that motherfuckin caller “KING’S DREAM IS DEAD” and CHI-TOWN IS SHARACK!!!! 😆 that knee grow told da truff people.

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      3. that nigga said jesse capitalizing off of being wit king on da balcony!!! 😆 I was fucking on the floor 😆 when dude said that shit!!!
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        He told the truff though 😆

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      4. dude threw shapton and jesse under the bus 😆
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        I DIED when homey said Jesse still got the bloody shirt as a souvenir 😆 and Sharpton too busy getting his close up on MSNBC.

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  33. Caller is a militant I agreed with a lot of things he said, one being there are no leaders of this generation. they are all played out!!!!!!

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      1. Once a year we celebrate
        Washington and Lincoln on their birth dates
        And now a third name is added to the list
        A man of peace, (Drum Major for Justice)
        Now, now, now every January on the third Monday
        We pay homage to the man who paved the way
        For freedom, justice and equality
        To make the world a better place for you and me
        It’s a holiday, it’s a gathering
        For the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King

        Dr. King tried to love somebody
        (Do you wanna love somebody)
        For his sake put your hate away, take a day
        (Take a day to love somebody)
        Don’t play on the Holiday, work to find a better way
        (Everybody love somebody now)

        Oh, everybody sing
        For Martin Luther King
        Oh, let freedom ring (That’s right)
        For Martin Luther King, now sing

        Holiday! Holiday!

        King Holiday!
        Not a day just for some
        It’s a day for everyone

        He had a dream now it’s up to you
        He had a dream now it’s up to you
        To see it through, to make it come true
        Now do it

        Who do we thank for teaching us
        That we all have the strength to love
        Mmm, we thank the Prince of Non-Violence
        For showing us the way

        How do we show the children of today
        How to live together as one
        Oh…we’ll sing of a King
        And his words will light all of our tomorrows

        Dr. King tried to love somebody
        (Do you wanna love somebody)
        For his sake put your hate away, take a day
        (Take a day to love somebody)
        Don’t play on the Holiday, work to find a better way
        (Everybody love somebody now)

        Oh, everybody sing (Come on)
        For Martin Luther King (Ah, yeah)
        Oh, let freedom ring (That’s right)
        For Martin Luther King, now sing

        Holiday! Holiday!
        King Holiday!
        Not a day just for some
        It’s a day for everyone

        He had a dream now it’s up to you
        Because you gotta see it through, and make it come true

        Holiday! Holiday! (Mmm)
        King Holiday!
        Not a day just for some
        It’s a day for everyone

        He had a dream now it’s up to you
        He had a dream now it’s up to you
        To see it through, to make it come true
        Now do it

        Listen children of today
        Don’t think love has gone away
        It’s in your hearts and minds
        (How long) Not long

        New day will shine
        If we just take the chance
        [His love will glow]
        Open up the windows

        Let the hero shine
        Every day in your life
        Yours and mine
        Everybody shine, whoa…
        Let it shine, let it shine, woo…whoa…oh…

        For the future generation, Dr. King’s medication
        For successful operation is peace for every nation

        Sing! Celebrate!
        Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
        For a King Celebrate!
        Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

        Sing! Celebrate!
        Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
        For a King Celebrate!
        Everybody in the place

        Sing! Sing! Celebrate! (Celebrate, Celebrate for a King)
        Sing! Sing! Celebrate! {What are you waitin’ for}
        For a King Celebrate! (Celebrate every single day, whoa…)
        Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

        Sing! Celebrate!
        Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
        For a King Celebrate!
        Everybody in the place

        Sing! Sing! Celebrate! (Celebrate!) [Celebrate!]
        For a King (For a King) Celebrate! (Celebrate!)
        Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

        Sing! Celebrate!
        For a King Celebrate!
        Everybody in the place, come on

        Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
        [Celebrate!] (Come on, come on, let’s all Celebrate!)
        For a King Celebrate! (Everybody come on, let’s Celebrate!)
        Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

        Sing! Celebrate!
        For a King Celebrate!
        Everybody in the place

        Sing! Sing! Celebrate! (Celebrate!) [Celebrate!] (Celebrate!)
        Sing! Sing! Celebrate! {What are you waitin’ for}
        For a King Celebrate! {Let it shine, whoa, whoa}
        Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

        Sing! Celebrate!
        Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
        For a King Celebrate!
        Everybody in the place

        Sing! Sing!
        (Celebrate!) Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
        (Celebrate!)
        Ooh…ooh…ooh…ooh…ooh…

        (Celebrate!) Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
        (Celebrate!)
        Ooh…ooh…ooh…ooh…ooh…ooh…ooh…ooh…

        (Celebrate!) Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

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      2. “Sing Sing Celebrate For A King” … Good show Tracy I like that you make his memory & legacy count today and ALWAYS

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  34. Dr.King tried to love somebody, do u wanna love somebody
    For his sake, put your hate away take a day, do u wanna love somebody
    Don’t play on the holiday work to find a better way, OOOOOOOOO EVERYBODY SING FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR>> SING CELEBRATE we came a long way, now the road looks even longer, Dr. King probably up there shaking his head.

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  35. The show was awesome. our Ms. Bell sounded a little sad about her topic though. is king’s dream really 4gotten? according to that caller it is?

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  36. Tracy please STOP cheating us out of our 20 minutes. loved the show and that caller 😆 Lawd have mercy he was a hot mess. 😆

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  37. That caller was all over the place. King’s dream is not dead and Obama is PROOF of that!!! So I highly disagree with him.

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  38. How come more of us don’t call the show? Do we not have our own 2 cents to add? That caller is a trip! I can tell he love the show and is becoming known.

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    1. How come more of us don’t call the show? –>Because me personally I like to keep my conversation about the show to this blog!

      Do we not have our own 2 cents to add? –> well we do that here!

      I enjoyed the show as always Tracy get str8 to her point.

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  39. c’mon y’all now that caller had me dying!!!! 😆 I don’t agree with him King’s dream ain’t dead. Good show Tra

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  40. I just listened to the show again it buffers a lot while the show is playing and that’s annoying does anyone else have the same problem?

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  41. Let me start the quotes from tonight’s show since no one else has…
    “For those of us who know the history and legacy of dr. martin Luther king, we
    Know that he was a drum major for justice, freedom and equality.” –> TLB C.O.S.

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    1. Neisy that’s cause erbody was all into what the caller said 😆

      “MLK for his troubles, he was insulted, beaten, jailed and had his house bombed, not for them to have the freedom to twerk but for all to have equality work.”

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      1. “The national holiday honoring Dr. King is an occasion for joy and celebration”
        Good night ladies enuff about “Conversations of A Sistah” the comments had me rolling 😆

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      2. One of Tracy’s statements tonight on her show “Conversations of a Sistah”……..
        “I speak to parents in saying if you don’t want your child or children to be tainted by outside influences and false ideologies make sure they know the truth.”

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      3. “MLK didn’t organize the largest march on Washington DC’s capital for the freedom to twerk” Pricless! Tracy!

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  42. LMAO 😆 @ how Trace responded to the caller 😆 the queen took a deep breathe like that nigga wore her out with his RAP! Oh gawd. Priceless!

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