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New York Times best seller

It’s time for a Black exit. Political activist and social media star Candace Owens addresses the many ways that Democrat Party policies hurt, rather than help, the African American community and why she and many others are turning right.

Black Americans have long been shackled to the Democrats. Seeing no viable alternative, they have watched liberal politicians take the Black vote for granted without pledging anything in return. In Blackout, Owens argues that this automatic allegiance is both illogical and unearned. She contends that the Democrat Party has a long history of racism and exposes the ideals that hinder the Black community’s ability to rise above poverty, live independent and successful lives, and be an active part of the American dream. 

Instead, Owens offers up a different ideology by issuing a challenge: It’s time for a major Black exodus. From dependency, from victimhood, from miseducation - and the Democrat Party, which perpetuates all three. Owens explains that government assistance is a double-edged sword, that the left dismisses the faith so important to the Black community, that Democrat permissiveness toward abortion disproportionately affects Black babies, that the #MeToo movement hurts Black men, and much more. Weaving in her personal story, which ushered her from a roach-infested low-income apartment to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, she demonstrates how she overcame her setbacks and challenges despite the cultural expectation that she should embrace a victim mentality. 

Well-researched and intelligently argued, Blackout lays bare the myth that all Black people should vote Democrat - and shows why turning to the right will leave them happier, more successful, and more self-sufficient. 

©2020 Candace Owens (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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a well needed book.

To make a prediction, this book will become school literature in the future. This book will stand the test of time. Its historical and factual. It is a must read. Candice narratives it beautifully. I strongly recommend it. If you're active in online arguments and social debates, this book contains an arsenal of material. Ten out of Ten.

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  • 20-09-20

Expected more

Worth listening to but seemed to have been dumbed down a bit, I guess to be accessible to a wider audience. The next 4 years will be the defining period for Candace. She definitely has the highest potential, but is just missing the vital elements right now in 2020.

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Don’t read it if you’re familiar with her ideas

I am a big fan of Candace and I have watched her on YouTube a lot. This book is a great introduction but to be honest, I really didn’t learn that much from it. If you’re new to the narrative, read it. But if you’ve watched most of what she and Larry Elder have put out, you really don’t need this book. So I gave it a 4

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Fantastic 👏

A great story on black America and a good explanation on how the democratic system is keeping Black America down. Donald Trump changed all that! Fantastic story 👏

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WORTH A READ

I couldn't put the book down. Its very thought provoking indeed. if you're seeking truth this book is for you.

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Important

This is such an important book. Candace Owens is smart and fearless. Fantastic work. Thank you to Candace for writing it.

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Informative and excellent

I learned so much from this book that I simply didn't know and hadn't come across. It has given me a totally new perspective on viewing the political situation in America today and through the recent history.

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Make America Great Again!

Really enjoyable thesis by Owens. She puts forward a very captivating argument about blacks and the democratic/liberal establishment, building upon the work of Dr Thomas Sowell, among others.

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A must read for all politically inclined humans

This book will herald a change in the American electorate. I think it will be a change for good. Earther way it will no doubt become course reading in political studies very soon.

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highly recommend

Absolutely loved it, well done. easy to understand and well explained. the world need more voices like yours.

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  • 16-09-20

Thought provoking!

I love this book. As a black women and conservative, I find this audiobook highly fascinating, thought provoking & meticulously well spoken. Far too often black women voters are a forgone conclusion. When ladies, such as Candace and myself speak out about these issues, we are suppressed, bullied and threatened. It is time that more black women garner the courage to speak out and demand that our needs are met both interracially and intraracially.

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  • 22-09-20

History: 1 star

I wonder how many black people actually digested the literary contents of this book. Owens offers black America nothing different than those she hates. Also I’m not surprised she wrote about untraceable claims (rumors) regarding LBJ’s private conversations...will she do that with Trump? Congrats to Candace who left her parents’ rat infested apartment to live with her grandparents who gave her everything her parent’s could not. Breaking a bad cycle is always good. However I don’t believe her parents inability to properly care for her is the byproduct of Democratic policies; it was their lack of personal will. Good parents set their children up for a good life. Candace’s grandparents saw what became of their child and they wanted better for their grandchildren. The author knows going to live with her grandparents changed the trajectory of her life outcome. TO NON-BLACK PEOPLE— there is a way to spread the message of conservatism without looking like a racist bigot, who enjoys dehumanizing black people who exercise their right to vote, yelling “Democratic plantation.” I thought ‘no one alive today was born a slave?’ Lastly, I suggest everyone read an African American studies book by someone who finished college. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community by MLK Jr is a great start. He warned about people like Candace Owens...

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  • californiasun
  • 15-09-20

Interesting, couldn’t stop listening

Have an open mind. She makes great points and I’m so glad I came across her book. I hope she runs for office someday.

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  • Brian S.
  • 16-09-20

She is on a role!

You are listening to the future president of the United States! Listen well. You will enjoy it very much.

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  • boris Schaak
  • 16-09-20

This book will change the world

I am 3 chapters in and I LOVE IT !!! The production of this audible is amazing The intro alone is worth the purchase of the book...

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  • Mike and Libby Sims
  • 16-09-20

I have often asked myself, why people vote for the “liberal” candidates, it’s way more sinister than I realized!!

Reading the facts uncovered and shoved into the light. No double talk... Cold. Hard. Math. The level of insincerity rolling off most politicians is enough to make me sick, hearing the numbers and outcomes their lies produce, breaks my heart. Ms. Owens has written a beautiful, wrenching, history/retrospective of exactly what has happened to our tax dollars over the last 60 years. I’m ready to start a go fund me page so I can buy a copy of this book for every black citizen in my congressional district. My friends have heard plenty of lies... they need the truth. What the Democrats have done should be punishable under the law.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-20

I pray the Black community reads / listens

A bold perspective back by facts, a message of hope and the real breaking of chains...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-09-20

I thought I was a Democrat until now.

She hits every topic on the head. I see my self as Democrat and only downloaded to see what the other side has to say. I was blown away. Everything she said I wonder why I haven’t ever heard of this before. A great listen.

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  • Kyle B. Suggs
  • 16-09-20

A Contemporary Masterpiece!

Candace covers a wide range of topics and uses logic, reasoning, statistics and personal and public Accounts that will rock some people's worldview and will challenge conservatives to continue the struggle. It is very thought-provoking, very well written, and should be studied and discussed by all.

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  • Cait
  • 16-09-20

So Thoughtful

Thank you Candace, for being someone my own age who I can be proud to look up to!

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