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On Line Family:
June of this year I have been stressed about a big
problem that is plaguing our communities, our
families, our friends, and it is even creeping into the
corporate world as well. A problem that most of
us keep hidden and a problem that results in death in
many cases. I am referring to Domestic
Abuse/Violence. I have never personally experienced this in
my home and in my marriage, but I have seen several of my
female family members endure this violence during my
childhood years growing up in Trinidad. So much so
that I found myself vowing that I will not be subjected
to such ill treatment, and even found myself hating
those who inflicted physical and mental pain to the
women in my family.
know as a child, I thought this was the way life was for
women, and that they had to accept the abuse and
violence. So of course this affected me terribly,
but thank God I did not grow up accepting this,
and I was able to find a kind and understanding partner
to share my life with. One who is happy to see my
strengths and enjoys watching me go after what I want
and helps me with achieving them/my goals.
this problem has been plaguing our communities for years
upon years, and instead of it getting better, it seems
to be getting worst.
I remember while dating my
husband (a number of years ago) an incident took place
with his mother's best friend (who had been friends from
childhood) and it
took a toll on my Mother-in-law, and the entire family
as a whole.
Mom "Jan" lost her best friend
Domestic Violence...she was killed by her husband.
We have asked Jan to share with you her loss of Dorothy,
so please read
Jan's account of what took
place regarding the unfortunate death of her best
loss of my best friend through Domestic Violence
and Todd asked me to share a Domestic Violence incident
with you, their online family.
out of respect for the remaining members of Dorothy’s
family, I will not elaborate on everything that happened
to bring this about.
and I had been best friends since high school. She and
her husband were high school “sweethearts”.
They were married a year or so after graduation.
She loved him very
much. I suppose he loved her too, in his own way.
were many “red flags” before and throughout the
marriage. But, as they say “love is blind.”
morning my mother called me. She and Dorothy worked
together. She said that Dorothy was dead. Her husband
killed her and calmly walked away.
daughter dropped her off early that morning; as she was
going in to the building where she worked, her husband
came out from where he was hiding and beat her with a
hammer until she was dead.
incident occurred in Prince George’s County, Maryland
nearly 25 years ago. Dorothy was 38 years old. She had
been married for 20 years and was the mother of 4
was a wonderful person. I am not saying this because she
was my best friend. Dorothy was a good person, a good
mother and a good wife.
endured so much for years. I encouraged her to get a job
so that she could gain some independence.
She did this, and finally separated from her
husband. But he knew where she lived, and constantly
warned her only a week before her death. I advised her
to leave the area. However, she said that she was not
afraid of him. He was stalking her. He broke the
windshield out of her car with a hammer (most likely,
the same hammer he used to kill her.). He came to her
job and threatened her in front of several of her
co-workers, a few weeks before he killed her.
He always said if he couldn't have her nobody
was a Restraining Order against him; but he totally
ignored this and continued harassing her.
She called the police on several occasions, but he would
leave before they arrived.
is only a brief overview of the life of my friend. This
type of thing seems to be so common now.
it’s because of the society we are living in today.
There is so much stress and anger, due to everything
that’s happening around us. Sometimes we release that
anger on our spouse. Sometimes it goes back to
childhood. Traumatic events in childhood can leave
mental scars that last a lifetime.
the reason, it is senseless to physically or verbally
abuse or kill another human being. Regardless of how
important a problem may seem, it is not worth abusing or
taking the life of another person.
is so much better to walk away from the situation or
seek professional guidance.
you see this took place approximately 25 years ago, but
it still continues. Some women today are still
afraid to acknowledge the problems and seek help, and
those who do seek help in many cases are ignored; which
in a high percentage of cases ends up tragically. As with the
very publicized local case of Yvette Cade, who was set on fire
by her husband and thank god has survived miraculously.
Ms. Cade suffered severe (3rd degree) burns to 60% of her body
and lives on today being committed to encouraging others to
leave abusive relationships.
Ms. Cade as with Jan's friend had been separated from her
husband and had the restraining orders, but her husband
proceeded with harassing her and had become more and more angry
when she refused to reconcile. Since the restraining order
had expired she went before a PG County District Judge (Judge
Palumbo) who callously dismissed her plea to extend it.
Only 3 week later her husband went to her place of work, doused
her with gasoline and set her on fire. She could have been
dead like Jan's best friend.
and gentlemen among our on-line family it seems this is a major
problem here locally, especially here in Prince Georges County,
Maryland. Actually, Essence Magazine has published a piece
written by Renee Graham that discussed this major problem taking
place in PG County. Even though PG county is the nation's
most prosperous Black community, the rate of domestic violence
reports are high, and it seems our sisters are hiding it and
suffering in silence, and some are even dying. Pick up the
magazine and check this story out, it's entitled "The
Secret Same of Prince George's County."
I do know of some Sisters who has endured this abuse and still
is enduring it as I write. I pray that they obtain the
strength to take some major steps to solving their problems and
stopping the constant physical and mental abuse. It is
clear our sisters just don't want to admit they are having these
problems in their homes.
actually know of a few who has done something about it and who
really needed the support from family and friends to put the
abuser away, but they never got that support. I know of
many who have lied in court just to save the abuser (they didn't
want to see them go to jail). How absurd!!!!
who have lied to save the abuser are just as bad as the abuser,
because they are encouraging the abuse to take place!!!
have the means to stop it, but don't seem to want to do so, or
even want to get involved simply because as I stated above
- they didn't want the individual to go to jail!!!
To these folks, I beg you to get involved, you can save lives,
so stop hiding from the truth and lying for those who abuse our
Sisters, our Mothers our Daughters and even our Brothers!!!!
those of you who don't know, I have listed a few facts on
Domestic Violence below.
Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence
against a current or former spouse boyfriend,
or girlfriend per year
three million women who are physically abused by their
husband or boyfriend per year.
Around the world, at least one in every three women
has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise
abused during her lifetime.
Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent)
report being physically or sexually abused
a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.
Nearly 25 percent of American women report being
physically assaulted and/or raped by a
or former spouse, cohabiting partner, or date at some
time in their lifetime, according to
National Violence Against Women Survey
Thirty percent of Americans say they know a woman who
has been physically abused by her
or boyfriend in the past year.
In the year 2001, more than half a million American
women (588,490 women) were victims of
violence committed by an intimate partner.
Intimate partner violence is primarily a crime
against women. In 2001, women accounted for
percent of the victims of intimate partner violence
(588,490 total) and men accounted for
15 percent of the victims (103,220 total).
While women are less likely than men to be victims of
violent crimes overall, women are five
eight times more likely than men to be victimized by an
Intimate partner violence made up 20 percent of
violent crime against women.
Women of all races are about equally vulnerable to
violence by an intimate.
Male violence against women does much more damage
than female violence against men;
are much more likely to be injured than men.
The most rapid growth in domestic relations caseloads
is occurring in domestic violence filings.
Women are seven to 14 times more likely than men to
report suffering severe physical assaults
an intimate partner
On average, more than three women are murdered by
their husbands or boyfriends in this
every day. In 2000, 1,247 women were killed by an
intimate partner. The same year,
men were killed by an intimate partner.
Women are much more likely than men to be killed by
an intimate partner. In 2000, intimate
homicides accounted for 33.5 percent of the murders of
women and less than four
of the murders of men.
if there is any woman, or if you know of any woman/person who is
enduring domestic violence, please call any of the following
agencies or groups for help now!!!
Domestic Violence hotline 800-799-7233 (24 hour hot line where
you can obtain information, assistance and even advise as well
link you up with resources in your area
202-467-0810 (24 house a day)
Coalition Against Domestic Violence - www.ncadv.org
The Cycle 310-286-3355 or 888-988-8336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
closing, if you feel like sharing your thoughts or experiences
regarding Domestic Violence, please I encourage to e-mail me at email@example.com!!!
I will do everything in my power to help those who reach out
regarding this issue.
my friends from The International Diversity Film Market wants you to go
online at www.onevibe.biz
and take part in their conference until Saturday the 23rd.
It started yesterday with the premiere of "Johnny Was"
and it continues with seminars and screenings. So it's not
to late to go online and register to attend the seminars - it's
only $25.00 per seminar.
I was unable to make it to the opening night (last night), but
those who did please drop me a line and let me know what you
thought about "Johnny Was".
on this event click the following link: www.ariousentertainment.us/IDFMFestivalWDC05.htm
am very glad that many of you were able to see the
realities from my commentary last week. Thank you
for sharing your thoughts on how to help change the
Crime Emergency that is taking place here in Washington
DC and in our communities around the United States, and
even the Caribbean.
though, I did not get as many responses as I should have
gotten for something this important, and apparently this
is the reason why we have this problem, because many of
you just don't care, until it affects you personally.
to more important things - ALL ROADS LEAD TO MIAMI
on Columbus Day Weekend. We received information
from the International Caribbean Music Festival which
will be taking place in Miami on Saturday, October 7th,
2006. There is a host of Caribbean entertainers
scheduled to perform. The producers of ICM Fest
have asked us to help spread the word about this big
event, so please scroll down to our "Upcoming
Events" to see all their Press Release and details
(below). It should be exciting because there are
Soca and Reggae artists scheduled to perform at this big
is being held at Bicentennial Park in Downtown Miami,
and the headliners are Sizzla, Morgan Heritage, Machal
Montano, Bunji Garlin along with Wayne Wonder, Alison
Hinds, Rupee and a host of others. Stay tuned for
can also hit up ICM Fest site at http://www.icmfest.com
Brooklyn New York
We would like to congratulate Yvette Clarke on
winning the Primary for the Democratic Party Designee for the
11th Cong. Dist. in Brooklyn NY
Skinner and Ms. Clarke (rt.)
A word from Mr.
the cyber family knows Yvette Clarke prevailed on Primary Night
and is now the Democratic Party designee for the 11th
Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York. Already,
some people are saying that she is a shoe-in to be victorious
again in the General Election on Tuesday, November 7th. The
campaign office is warning against such complacency, especially
since Yvette will face challengers on both the Republican and
Independent Parties lines. We are, therefore, calling on all
supporters, their friends and families to do several things
volunteers at the headquarters, 504 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
a financial contribution; and most importantly come out and vote
on Election Day, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH
us continue the momentum which has begun to send Yvette Clarke
to Washington, DC as OUR representative in Congress.
in advance. One people, One nation, One common destiny
This summer, the come
To Washington: A Song For The City Painting has
traveled from northwest to southeast and lastly to southwest,
all in Washington, DC USA. For the month of September, it
travels to the remaining DC quadrant: Northeast. the
painting is currently on display at Colonel
Brooks' Tavern, 1201 Monroe Street, NE, 20017, where you can
hear live jazz on Tuesday nights. Check out the come
to Washington: a song for the city painting at
Colonel Brooks' Tavern
SHOWING ON ARIOUS TV
Mangatal staring in - Tupac's "Unconditional Love" released after his
Click here to view and let
us know what you think!!!
You must have seen our ads
throughout this year exposing Ras Lidj and his music Regg'go.
Click below to view Ras Lidj live in concert along with his band
"Deep" as they perform at Cafe U-Turn. Let us
know your thoughts on Ras Lidj and Regg'go. Click the
button below or the Regg'go picture above to view.
Thanks for all the feedback on S.T.O.R.M's
video for there newly released single "Hola Hola". I'm glad many of
you enjoyed it. If you need any information about
S.T.O.R.M, please feel free to hit me up. Click on the TV Screen to view this video "Hola Hola"
still have a few copies of the DC Caribbean Carnival 2006 DVD (2-hour DVD featuring the highlights of the 14th Annual DC
Caribbean Carnival) "A montage of The Sights and
Sounds of DC Caribbean Carnival". If you haven't
gotten your copy, go ahead an get it now. Click
Here To View the Video Trailer, or TV Screen below and
to purchase follow the instructions below to pay via
paypal or to order via mail.
THE SIGHTS...HEAR THE SOUNDS"
Jam, DiManche Gras, The Parade, The Festival/Concert in
the Park, plus a bonus behind the scene look of the
Organizers of this major Caribbean event!
- $20.00 &
can also pay via money order or check, payable to Arious
your payment to: Arious
Box 1568, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060
||Introducing a new series of commemorative posters
by artist/designer Richie Richardson Titled: Every creed and
This work celebrates the culture and diversity of Trinidad &
Tobago on our 44th anniversary of independence.
Signed limited editions giclees
my design studio: 1028 Bushwick Ave. Apt 1A
Brooklyn NY 11207...My contact
via E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Until Next Week!
Have a safe and
Diversity Film Market Continues! It began on
September 21 and goes thru. September 23,
INDIE FILMS AS IT CELEBRATES ITS 5th ANNIVERSARY
D.C. and Hollywood, CA,
- In celebration of their 5th
Anniversary, the International Diversity Film Market,
a leading film and television conduit between the
independent filmmaking community, and the entertainment
industry buyers, acquisitions and distribution
executives worldwide, will be offering a variety of free
opportunities for registered filmmakers at the 2006
International Diversity Film Market.
International Diversity Film Market will be held in
Washington, DC , which began yesterday, Thursday September 21 – 23, 2006 at the E
Street Cinema Landmark Theatre located at 555 11th
Street NW. Attendees can take advantage of a
number of free opportunities including Free Film
Submissions, Free Film Screenings and Free
Online Movie Trailer postings by logging onto www.onevibe.biz.
Market will also offer a variety of entertainment
industry seminars with topics ranging from scriptwriting
and production to distribution, management, and
representation. Additionally, there will be a very
special video presentation of TAKE 3 with Q&A
– TAKE 3 is an entertainment
series that showcases the “first-run” works of
independent filmmakers including feature films,
documentaries, film shorts, and student films, from
women and filmmakers of color. TAKE 3
offers year-round exposure to only the best in
independent filmmaking as it extends the reach of the
International Diversity Film Market.
Market also offers our registered attendees FREE access
to over 20 Exhibitors and Distributors. The Market
was created to provide the independent filmmaker who is
seeking distribution for their film, increased awareness
and additional exposure.
register and purchase tickets for these seminars and the
TAKE 3 video presentation, go to www.onevibe.biz
. Tickets are $25.00 each.
International Film Market is the brainstorm of Georgette
Hayden, Executive Director/Executive Producer and
Chris Beal, Deputy Director/Associate Producer,
both with extensive background in the film and
television industries. To
Learn More about the International Film Market please
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Festival On H Street 2006
H Street Merchants and H Street Main Street
will hold its annual "Festival on H Street."
The Festival will be held on H Street
between 12th & 14th Streets, NE.,
from 12:00 Noon until 6PM
Over 30 musical performances by such
Rhythm and Blues band Lissen
Neo-soul vocalist Deborah Bond
Poetic soul all-star W. Ellington Felton
Acapella performance group Reverb,
acoustic singer Kia El Amin,
Underground soul sensation Ayanna Gregory
acoustic songstress Nefrit-El-Or
The "Literacy Live" Gallery which presents local
authors and poets,
a host of games and activities for youth of all ages.
For Details Contact Kwasi Frye at 301.951.5371
"The Festival on H Street" is open to
Annual Las Vegas
of Rasta Reggae
23rd & 24th 2006
The Annual Bob Marley Festival Tour
County Government Center Amphitheater, 500
S. Grand Central Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89106,
the Airport take I-215 W toward Las
Vegas/Los Angeles/Salt Lake City, I-15 N
via EXIT 10 toward Las Vegas, Take the
Charleston Blvd. East exit- EXIT 41A. onto
W Charleston Blvd./NV, turn Left onto S
Grand Central Pkwy. Takes about 13
Outlets including Smith's Food &
Drugs, Robinson's May, and Tower Records.
Tickets are also
available on the Internet at www.Ticketmaster.com
spirit of Reggae Music, Universal Love,
Peace & Unity, Fans can get from
to 2:00 PM, first 400 for
cash donation or
R & B DANCEHALL REGGAE)
; LEON & THE PEOPLESLEON
& THE PEOPLES (
; REGGAE SOUL); BUSHMAN BUSHMAN
GARDES ST. THOMAS, JAMAICA, ROOTS REGGAE); CASPER
LOMAYESVA & THE 602 REGGAE BAND CASPER
LOMAYESVA & THE 602 REGGAE BAND (HOPI
LAND, AZ; HOPI NATIVE REGGAE); RICKY HUSBANDS
, BRAZI, SOUTH
; ROOTS FUSION REGGAE); HIGHER HEIGHTS (
Dancehall Reggae); TULASI FEATURING
J ROSS-PARRELLI TULASI
FEATURING J ROSS-PARRELLI (
; JAZZ FUSION ROOTS REGGAE; GEIL GEIL
& TABAGO, FLORIDA; SOUL-HIP-HOP FUSION REGGAE) ;
TONY CULTURE www.livitymuzick.com
. LOVER'S ROCK REGGAE); CHAPTER11 CHAPTER11
(LONG BEACH, CA; DANCEHALL FUSION REGGAE); BETTER
; ROCK, HIP-HOP FUSION REGGAE); LJ Blasé (New
); OUTLAW NATION OUTLAW
REGGAE ROCK SURF FUNK FUSION); ManaPoly
Ca., Philippines; island
style Dance hall R&B Fusion
REGGAE); THE DAVID WADE BAND THE
DAVID WADE BAND (MESA, AZ; POP-SKA-ROCK
FUSION REGGAE); RAS INDIO (BELMOPAN, BELIZE;
ROOTS REGGAE); DJ HANDGUN (
HANDGUN will be spinning the hottest
roots & dancehall reggae "straight from the
yard" between acts. Performing
SAT. & SUN. Sept.
; STAN RANKIN T (Las Vegas, NV; ROOTS
REGGAE); HENRY TURNER JR. & FLAVOR HENRY
TURNER JR. & FLAVOR (BATON
ROUGE, LA; GUMBO FUSION REGGAE)
Trinidad & Tobago New York.
The Miss Trinidad and Tobago New York takes place at
the Fashion Institute of Technology, Haft Auditorium,
West 27th Street at Seventh Avenue, in Manhattan, set to
begin at 7:00 pm. A dozen young women will be
competing for the title.
This year - the 10th year, founder Renee Cummings
will pay special tribute to the work of T&T born
master hair weaver Clem Lue Yat who will receive a
Lifetime Achievement Award along with legendary T&T
queen maker Jacqui Koon of the famed House of Jacqui
Miss Trinidad & Tobago New York, says Cummings, is
celebrated not as a beauty pageant but as a
developmental program for young women of Trinidad &
Tobago heritage living in New York. The T&T-born
Cummings has spent the last decade branding the pageant,
adding, "There is nothing more beautiful than an
educated woman." And she has strived to
redefine the word beauty. "There is this big myth
that beauty comes in a particular, shape, size, and hue
but not at Miss Trinidad & Tobago New York,"
said Cummings. "We embrace diversity and encourage
difference. We do not look for generic or archaic
cookie-cutter images of beauty. We look for real women
with a real contribution to make," Cummings added.
For a preview of this year's line up log on to
http://www.missttny.com. Tickets for the show are $40 in
Los Angeles, CA
September 30 &
October 1, 2006
R. Drew University and Honda
16th Annual Jazz at Drew
Legacy Music Series and Cultural Market Place and Health
1731 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA
Gates Open: 10:30am | Showtime: 12:00noon - 10:00pm
Tickets: $45 ($50 at the gate - discounts for both days,
VIP tables available)
Saturday - September 30, 2006: Multi-School
Jazz Band, Drew University All-Stars Featuring: Leon
Jones and Dr. Casper Glenn, AXX Straight Out of Jamaica
Featuring: Prezident Brown, Michael Session Sextet,
Donald Byrd, The Impressions, Pete Escovedo, The Rickey
Minor Band Featuring: Special Guest, Rose Royce.
- October 1, 2006: Orquesta Charangoa, Khay Jhay,
Jazz Disciples, Soul Seekers, The Dennis Nelson
All-Stars Featuring: Everett Harp, Hiroshima, The
Meeting Featuring: Ndugu Chancler, Patrice Rushen, Ernie
Watts and Special Guest Neil Stubenhaus, Michael
Henderson's Bass Players Ball Featuring: Michael
Henderson, Billy Paul, Jean Carne, Angela Winbush,
Cherrelle, The Calloway Brothers (Midnight Star), DaMia
Satterfield and Rodney "Sir Nose" Trotter
For details and images please click
to Pannist Michael King, Former Leader of
T&T Steel Orchestra
Tribute will take place at The Trinidad and Tobago
Club House, 5123 Georgia Avenue, N.W. Washington
DC. Look out for more details in the upcoming
those who are interested in getting involved and
wishes to help, please contact Mr. Keith Preddie
of Bands - Sunday, October 8th, Markham Park,
16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, Florida
of bands - October 8, 2006 @ Bicentennial Park
Saturday, October 7,
Caribbean Music Festival
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The International Caribbean
Music Festival, a one of a kind musical
celebration of the Caribbean Spirit.
& When: Downtown Miami. Saturday,
October 7th, 2006, 2PM – 11PM
(Miami Carnival/ Columbus Day Weekend
Alison Hinds, Bunji
Garlin, Jovi Rockwell, Machel Montano, Morgan
Heritage, Red Rat, Rupee, Sizzla, Tami Chynn,
Wayne Wonder and more.
The 8th Annual International
Caribbean Music Festival (ICM Fest) previously
known as the Caribbean Music Fest takes place
October 7th, the Saturday before
Miami Carnival making Columbus Day weekend
irresistible to lovers of Caribbean music and
Inspired during a visit
to Trinidad’s infamous Carnival earlier this
year the promoters decided on adding a wider
range of Caribbean musical genres to a lineup
that already featured popular reggae acts. Fans
will now have the exceptional opportunity to see
the prolific Sizzla who has been called “the
most significant reggae artist since Bob
Marley”, the dynamic reggaeton duo Wisin Y
Yandel and Trinidadian soca favorite Machel
Montano perform on the same show.
The event’s unique
concept is best personified by the 3 time
International Soca Monarch Champ Bunji Garlin
who is also performing. Bunji is the undisputed
leader of the ragga soca genre he helped to
create. Ragga soca combines dancehall’s rap
with soca’s infectious beat.
Wayne Wonder will
perform from his extensive catalog of hits
including “No Letting Go” the hit that
helped him earn a Grammy nomination for his
album of the same name. Super group Morgan
Heritage will add a touch of roots reggae to the
Barbados will be
represented by Rupee who helped put soca on the
World stage with his video and song “Tempted
to Touch.” He will be joined fellow Bajan soca
diva Alison Hinds also known as the Ragamuffin
Queen. Hind’s “Roll It (girl)” has been
flirting with airwaves all year and she is on
the verge of becoming the first female soca
artist to crossover into the pop market.
ICM Fest favorite Red
Rat performs in his 7th consecutive
appearance. Tami Chynn an exciting new artist
continues the festival’s tradition of breaking
new artistes. Jovi Rockwell, Rempage and Gailann
are some of the many other artists completing
the diverse lineup.
The promoters promise
that “The International Caribbean Music
Festival will be a one of a kind musical
celebration of the Caribbean spirit.”
info logon to http://icmfest.com
or call 305.654.9991
media/ webmasters: download banners, flyers,
images etc. from http://info.icmfest.com
October 14, 2006
Parade and Festival
Carnival Organization Of Jacksonville, Inc. (COOJI)
WILL BE THE FIRST CAPITAL
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Ups and Congrats!!!!!
to Suzy Q, we are very happy to hear the exciting news and we
are truly happy for you.
DA SOULS OF BLACK FOLK
EXERCISE AND DEMONSTRATION OF FREEDOM
Thank you Message from Diallo "Da Heart" Sumbry
behalf of The Adinkra Group and Farafina Kan, I would like to
personally thank each of you for supporting Da Souls of Black
Folk last week. The week was an enormous effort and we did it -
successfully! Whether you attended one, none or all of the
events, we thank you for your attendance, encouragement, email
forwarding, prayers and promissory notes to be there next time!
I can honestly say that if you attended any event, you felt the
high energy and spirit of unity; unfortunately, if you missed
it, you really missed something GREAT! We are making history and
will continue along this path as long as we are blessed to do
so. Stay tuned for the follow up and more from The Adinkra Group
in the near future.
I want to thank all of our sponsors and partners for their
Birthday Greetings to Deborah!
have a wonderful birthday!!!
2PM – 4PM
– JASON SKYWALKER
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