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Thread started 05/22/19 11:40am

peedub

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prince graces cover of kids' book of positive male role models

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available for purchase here.

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Reply #1 posted 05/22/19 12:28pm

jfenster

looks more like little richard and james browns kid

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Reply #2 posted 05/22/19 1:03pm

PennyPurple

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jfenster said:

looks more like little richard and james browns kid

It does. lol


I might have to purchase this book for my daughters classroom, I'll have to see if it is age appropriate first.

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Reply #3 posted 05/22/19 1:42pm

poppys

Quite an eclectic group, I'd read it. Yay for Princey on the cover!

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Reply #4 posted 05/22/19 4:13pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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did a kid draw it?

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Reply #5 posted 05/22/19 7:12pm

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No one's gonna mention black men on the cover with the words BOY below them?

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #6 posted 05/22/19 7:48pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

No one's gonna mention black men on the cover with the words BOY below them?

Boy oh Boy

From boys to men, be inspired by 30 coming-of-age stories of sportsmen, artists, politicians, educators and scientists

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Reply #7 posted 05/23/19 3:49am

JorisE73

TrivialPursuit said:

No one's gonna mention black men on the cover with the words BOY below them?

I'm guess you're not seriuos but kind of sad that people try to find anything these days to act offended about.

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Reply #8 posted 05/23/19 6:32am

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Ghandi strongly disliked black people but I guess they are focusing on his peaceful protests and not his views on race. wink

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They made Prince look a bit like Sammy Davis Jr.

If I hadn´t known it´s Prince I would not have recognized him.

" 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 #9 posted 05/23/19 9:05am

fen

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Yes, I've already slipped my 5 year old nephew a copy of Dirty Mind. wink

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Reply #10 posted 05/23/19 9:06am

dustoff

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What would Tipper Gore think!

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Reply #11 posted 05/23/19 10:21am

poppys

Ghandi wrote very racist things about South African blacks, when he lived there as an attorney before going back to India to fight for independence from Britain. He was no doubt a conflicted person striving and failing to meet his own teachings. He made his wife who was raised in the caste system, clean up after untouchables, without doing it himself, pretty much ruining their marriage. He fought for the rights of the poor in India who were living in terrible poverty under a brutal regime using a strategy of non-violent protest.

Some people will take aim at Prince being on the cover too, because of the way he died. And the way he lived his life.

Muhammad Ali was and still is trashed by people for his concientious objection and refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, a noble stance in my eyes. When he died, haters came out of the woodwork about that all over the web, and here on the org.

I haven't read this, but at face value, I think it's great to have people this courageous on the cover of a children's book.

[Edited 5/23/19 10:24am]

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Reply #12 posted 05/23/19 11:03am

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JorisE73 said:

TrivialPursuit said:

No one's gonna mention black men on the cover with the words BOY below them?

I'm guess you're not seriuos but kind of sad that people try to find anything these days to act offended about.


I mean, sad for who? You don't know me from a can of paint, bubba.

I wrote about the first thing I noticed when I saw the cover. Take it how you want, I don't really care. But don't project your pontificating on me. I've been doing great without it all this time.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #13 posted 05/23/19 11:08am

JorisE73

TrivialPursuit said:

JorisE73 said:

I'm guess you're not seriuos but kind of sad that people try to find anything these days to act offended about.


I mean, sad for who? You don't know me from a can of paint, bubba.

I wrote about the first thing I noticed when I saw the cover. Take it how you want, I don't really care. But don't project your pontificating on me. I've been doing great without it all this time.


lol wow, I guess what I said came out a bit wrong, sorry about that, I didnt mean to offend or attack you.

I meaned it in a general way, my english isn;t that good. I meaned that everybody nowadays seems to be or look for something to be or take offense of, not you personally.

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Reply #14 posted 05/23/19 11:35am

PennyPurple

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Never judge a book by it's cover. biggrin

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Reply #15 posted 05/23/19 11:55am

poppys

JorisE73 said:

TrivialPursuit said:

No one's gonna mention black men on the cover with the words BOY below them?

I'm guess you're not seriuos but kind of sad that people try to find anything these days to act offended about.


It got mentioned in reply #5, so it didn't take very long. Hard to know the exact motive if there was one.

No worries Joris, I think your reply had merit. It is a children's book. You don't have to apologize for the language barrier.

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Reply #16 posted 05/23/19 1:24pm

42Kristen

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Reply #17 posted 05/23/19 3:05pm

cathys

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They made Prince look a bit like Sammy Davis Jr.


If I hadn´t known it´s Prince I would not have recognized him.



Does it say that it’s Prince on the cover? The picture of Prince on the entry in his name looks completely different (mind you, it looks nothing like him either)

https://images.app.goo.gl...BBmkBWZND7

Anyway, it’s a fantastic idea for a book and great to see Prince in there.
[Edited 5/23/19 15:19pm]
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Reply #18 posted 05/23/19 7:00pm

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cathys said:

KoolEaze said:

They made Prince look a bit like Sammy Davis Jr.

If I hadn´t known it´s Prince I would not have recognized him.

Does it say that it’s Prince on the cover? The picture of Prince on the entry in his name looks completely different (mind you, it looks nothing like him either) https://images.app.goo.gl...BBmkBWZND7 Anyway, it’s a fantastic idea for a book and great to see Prince in there. [Edited 5/23/19 15:19pm]

That's funny. He does look TOTALLY different there.

Maybe the cover is actually Ron O'Neal Superfly.

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Reply #19 posted 05/23/19 11:19pm

JorisE73

sro100 said:

cathys said:

KoolEaze said: Does it say that it’s Prince on the cover? The picture of Prince on the entry in his name looks completely different (mind you, it looks nothing like him either) https://images.app.goo.gl...BBmkBWZND7 Anyway, it’s a fantastic idea for a book and great to see Prince in there. [Edited 5/23/19 15:19pm]

That's funny. He does look TOTALLY different there.

Maybe the cover is actually Ron O'Neal Superfly.


From that picture he looks like Eddie Murphy with a wig lol

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Reply #20 posted 05/23/19 11:19pm

JorisE73

poppys said:

JorisE73 said:

I'm guess you're not seriuos but kind of sad that people try to find anything these days to act offended about.


It got mentioned in reply #5, so it didn't take very long. Hard to know the exact motive if there was one.

No worries Joris, I think your reply had merit. It is a children's book. You don't have to apologize for the language barrier.


thumbs up!

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Reply #21 posted 05/24/19 11:47am

peedub

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they're both prince. check the birthmark.
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Reply #22 posted 05/24/19 11:49am

peedub

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and as far as positive role models, i can attest. i coulda gone a lot harder the other way if i hadn't picked up p's vibe as a youngin'.
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Reply #23 posted 05/26/19 7:43am

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Reply #24 posted 05/30/19 5:45am

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When talking positive role models, Prince fits the bill. You can only dig so deep into someone's personal life to scrutinize them and use that to overshadow their influence and contributions.

We'd have very few people to look up to if we analyzed every single detail about them.
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