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Black Lies Matter

Why Lies Matter to the Race Grievance Industry
Narrated by: Taleeb Starkes
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Summary

In Chicago, aka "Chiraq", the first 10 days of 2016 yielded 120 people shot. Baltimore's 2015 ended as its bloodiest and deadliest year - on a per capita basis. In 2014 Detroit's police chief called upon law-abiding citizens to take arms against its burgeoning violent, criminal subculture. Unfortunately these cities aren't anomalies. Year after year a seemingly unshakable reality of violence plagues black communities nationwide. In fact, since 1980, blacks have routinely accounted for almost half of America's annual homicide victims and more than half of the perpetrators - all while being a minor 13 percent of the national populace.

Yet a certain black-based industry - which specializes in nurturing comfortable lies while burying uncomfortable truths - propagates a notion that racism is the foremost issue facing black Americans, and white cops are bloodthirsty enforcers. Moreover, this cunning, race-peddling entity knows that it's easier to lie to blacks than to convince blacks that they've been lied to. Thus, black lies are good for business; black lives are good for nothing (except exploitation). And presently, business is booming.

©2016 Taleeb Starkes (P)2017 Tantor

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A good book which makes a lot of good points

It's a really well written, honest and frank bit of work.

Well worth a listen to. This person is frank and to the point and it covers the truths many people don't want to hear but. It's true and that is the problem.

Being accurate and factual seem to not matter these days but this gets to the point. Good work!

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  • Xavier Williams
  • 09-05-19

WE WILL NOT TOLERATE BIAS HATRED IN OUR COMMUNITY.

I loved this book. It opened my eyes to alot of hatred and false neglects towards our people still til this day. After reading this book, even though I was already woke, it definitely has awaken me even more towards our government today. I started reading this book to help me become an better activist for my community which is Parkhill, Colorado. Its a working process but I definitely am on the right track. Thank you again for publishing this book Taleeb Starkes.

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  • Alan Glaz
  • 13-05-19

Naïve and misleading

This book seems to overlook historical context and draws broad social conclusions from anecdotal sources. Well every culture is responsible for policing their own this book cherry packs every single piece of evidence to attempt to overlook any Nuanced contacts. Misleading book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-01-20

truth

Needs an updated version, a lot has changed and could be added, but a dope read. thank you.

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  • Iman Edwards
  • 04-05-18

A Must Read.

Facts are important. People would be a lot less angry when armed with the facts.

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  • Carl Wilson
  • 06-09-18

A well-crafted expose

A powerful and straightforward explanation of why those to whom race matters most do nothing to improve relations.

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  • CurleyKai
  • 20-07-17

Must listen b4 u jump on BLM bandwagon

This book has said what I have been trying to articulate ever since black lives matter rear its ugly head only when there's a police involved shooting even though our cities I like war zones....

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  • Timothy Lewis
  • 09-06-19

Take it or leave it

I actually agree with much of what the author was saying. I have walked in his shoes (or at least the shoes of one who would share his ideals). It would probably be better in written form or with a better narrator.

He tries to be clever and charismatic but much of the humor falls flat. He often seems to struggle with reading his own words. A lot of the narrative feels as if it comes from other personalities like Tommy Sotomayor and the like only less passionate and genuine and a large portion of the book is repetitive filler.

I don't regret the purchase of this audio book but it failed to inform me or arm me with a unique take on things. It just felt like a retelling of the experience of a mostly observant average black male on Facebook or a Saturday barbershop conversation. Nothing special.

To the writer: Regroup, tighten up your craft, and come harder next time. The potential is there. You could be a force to be reckoned with one day.

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  • Casey D.
  • 04-04-19

Better read than heard

Taleeb's reading is a bit dry but the info presented is great, albeit repetitive at certain points.

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  • Brittany.USA
  • 21-11-18

I'm glad I took the chance!

The provocative name stood out, so I tried to sample the book. Audible would not allow me to preview it. I'm glad I decided to take a chance and buy it regardless. The author kept my attention from beginning to end. I REALLY enjoyed listening and look forward to purchasing other projects from the author.

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  • Lieutenant
  • 14-07-18

The Plantation is in troulbe

Excellent reading and should be made mandatory reading within the Black community. What I like most about the book is that it's not opinion based, it's fact based. All points made can be easily verified. The author did an excellent job researching his facts and putting them together in a fashion as to be easily understood. Let there be no doubt that this book will not be well received if you base your beliefs on feelings as opposed to facts. But if you want to start the healing within the Black community, this is where you need to start.