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Donny-HathawayWikiUserLUMPENPROLETARIAT—Talkin’ ’bout the fonky, fonky ghetto…  I done lived in the ghettos of California and now I done lived in the ghettos of Kansas City, which JC Nichols made the blueprint for the USA’s ghettos.

We commend those who have survived the world’s ghettos.  And we implore those survivors to help our neighbour’s still trapped in them.  We implore survivors to help our neighbours in the ghettos to transform their ghettos into healthy communities, on terms decided by those who live in the ghettos, through critical and mindful analysis.

—Messina

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The Ghetto” (1970) by Donny Hathaway (1945-1979)

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The Very Best of Curtis Mayfield (1998) by Curtis Mayfield

  • “Move On Up” (c. 11:37)

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