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[Stiggers] God is Frowning

Boneqweesha Jones: "Your favorite on-the-scene reporter is back for a special edition of 'Ghetto Dateline: Health Crisis in the 'Hood.' With me—live on location at Grandma Pookie's back porch via a camera phone, courtesy of Aunt Tee Tee and Brotha Hustle—is Nurse Tootie McBride.

"Nurse Tootie, is there really a health crisis in poor neighborhoods?"

Nurse Tootie: "Of course, 'Qweesha! In America, poverty and health have always been an issue. Broke folk are sick, and sick folk are broke."

Boneqweesha Jones: "That's right, Nurse Tootie. So who really cares? Who is willing to try to save a community destined to stay broke and sick?"

Nurse Tootie: "Because most of the politicians seem oblivious to this health crisis, we're forced to resolve this crisis ourselves."

Boneqweesha Jones: "You mean we must reach back and help others?"

Nurse Tootie: "Yeah! And tell parents and community members to remind young folk to brush their teeth after they eat candy, chips and soda. Poor children are dying from tooth decay!"

Boneqweesha Jones: "And working poor folk cannot take care of themselves because their employers are working them to death. This discussion is too depressing, Nurse Tootie. Please close the show with your famous beat-box routine."

Nurse Tootie: "Ah Huh, Huh! A child is born with no state of mind, blind to the ways of mankind. God is smilin' on you, but he's frownin' too; because only God knows what poor folk will go through. ..."

Boneqweesha Jones: "It's like a jungle sometimes!"

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74721
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Love the ending. My new favorite Ken ;)

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emilyb
Date
2007-04-04T17:21:01-06:00
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Broke folk are sick, and sick folk are broke. TELL IT!

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LatashaWillis
Date
2007-04-05T16:23:39-06:00

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