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Thread started 09/18/17 7:13am

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Prince: Most relentless, most focused, the most driven


Insight News article - Part 1 in a series


By Al McFarlane, Editor In Chief


I am interested in examining Prince’s life from my vantage point as a Black man. Where I stand as a neighbor, as a neighborhood business owner, as a journalist and communicator, as a cultural advocate, and as a seeker of our truth shapes my response to the news of Prince’s death and my deep appreciation of his life and legacy.

This commentary is personal. Not because I knew him…we exchanged words and glances on two specific occasions…but because I know. What I know is, in part, what he knew: our shared experiences as Black people, living in Minneapolis.


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http://www.insightnews.co...02/prince/

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Reply #1 posted 09/18/17 7:53am

annalizer

Thanks Laura. These stories prove that it truly takes a "village" to raise a child! He had a lot of angels in disguise!
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Reply #2 posted 09/18/17 8:32am

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annalizer said:

Thanks Laura. These stories prove that it truly takes a "village" to raise a child! He had a lot of angels in disguise!

I love this

" She said Eddie told Prince, “they are offering you carrots but you will not get anywhere near the money that you will actually make for them.” She said Prince took to heart Eddie’s advice: “Don’t apologize for standing up for yourself.”

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Reply #3 posted 09/18/17 8:44am

annalizer

laurarichardson said:



annalizer said:


Thanks Laura. These stories prove that it truly takes a "village" to raise a child! He had a lot of angels in disguise!

I love this



" She said Eddie told Prince, “they are offering you carrots but you will not get anywhere near the money that you will actually make for them.” She said Prince took to heart Eddie’s advice: “Don’t apologize for standing up for yourself.”



Me too. That statement seared his mind and cemented his career.
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Reply #4 posted 09/18/17 3:55pm

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Thanks for posting this. I love reading stories about the early years in Minneapolis since I am a big fan of the Minneapolis Sound and also because I have friends there.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #5 posted 09/18/17 6:51pm

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KoolEaze said:

Thanks for posting this. I love reading stories about the early years in Minneapolis since I am a big fan of the Minneapolis Sound and also because I have friends there.


-- I am trying to dig up more stuff about the early days.
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Reply #6 posted 09/18/17 8:06pm

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Very interesting story. It's great to hear about Prince being involved in a pretty cool sounding music program (The Way) when so young (age 7-8). I didn't know about this piece of history.

But what did she mean by "his appearances on 'SoulTrain.'"? Prince didn't appear on Soul Train until the 1990s. Are they talking about his music, The Time, and Sheila E, or just plain convused.

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #7 posted 09/18/17 8:45pm

laytonian

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So much truth there.
He was formed and complete when "discovered".
Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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