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New York Times best seller

It’s time for a Black exit. Political activist and social media star Candace Owens addresses the many ways that Democrat Party policies hurt, rather than help, the African American community and why she and many others are turning right.

Black Americans have long been shackled to the Democrats. Seeing no viable alternative, they have watched liberal politicians take the Black vote for granted without pledging anything in return. In Blackout, Owens argues that this automatic allegiance is both illogical and unearned. She contends that the Democrat Party has a long history of racism and exposes the ideals that hinder the Black community’s ability to rise above poverty, live independent and successful lives, and be an active part of the American dream. 

Instead, Owens offers up a different ideology by issuing a challenge: It’s time for a major Black exodus. From dependency, from victimhood, from miseducation - and the Democrat Party, which perpetuates all three. Owens explains that government assistance is a double-edged sword, that the left dismisses the faith so important to the Black community, that Democrat permissiveness toward abortion disproportionately affects Black babies, that the #MeToo movement hurts Black men, and much more. Weaving in her personal story, which ushered her from a roach-infested low-income apartment to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, she demonstrates how she overcame her setbacks and challenges despite the cultural expectation that she should embrace a victim mentality. 

Well-researched and intelligently argued, Blackout lays bare the myth that all Black people should vote Democrat - and shows why turning to the right will leave them happier, more successful, and more self-sufficient. 

©2020 Candace Owens (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Phenomenal!!!!

In a world full of Cardi B’s... Be a Candace Owens!!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Candace Owens is an incredible role model for the youth of today! She’s intelligent, witty & brilliant! As a black person I chose to Blackout & Blexit! I refuse a victim narrative for myself and my family! Thank you Candace for putting it all so eloquently!

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loved it

This book is so accurate and informative and truly relevant to what is currently going on in America. Such a good read and really well written

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A must

Never been interested in politics (now ashamed to say) don’t even live in the US but this should be a must read for anyone black or anyone interested in being open to hearing a side or having any preconceived ideas challenged. It’s a compelling can’t put down read or listen to. Amazing young women. If only there were more like you. Thank you. Love it.

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Mind blowing

The entire book from start to finish was an eye opener and full of gem. I couldn't put the book down. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and I thank you for your diligence in presenting the truth so bluntly.

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Inspirational!

Written and delivered with heartfelt candour exposing the political oppression of Black America! Must read!

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The book that white progressives SHOULD read

Candance Ownes exposes the Democratic Party for they really are and debunks false narratives. Her exploration of America History, politics and victimhood culture is a real eye opener. While I don't agree with everything Owens has to say, I encourage others to read. Screw DiAngelo's white fragility nonsense, this is the book that white progressives should be reading.

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Fantastic book!

Candace brings great insight, looks beyond the surface well pass the popular narrative to takle the real issues at their roots. Keep up the great work!

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Excited for the future

With Candice, her energy and intelligence, the Conservative movement thrives. This book details the reasons why black Americans have turned away from their roots to fall in line with welfare mentality. It is a phenomenon all too familiar here in New Zealand. Loved it.

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Wow

What an incredible and intelligent woman, best book I’ve read for a very long time. Highly recommended.

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Truth

I love this new generation of strong attractive women who do not need to yell, shriek, or cry foul to get their point across. Candace is one of the most exciting of these women, and you dont need to be a female or of black origin to see truth when it is laid out so clearly, this truth is for everyone.

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  • Girl with curls
  • 16-09-2020

Thought provoking!

I love this book. As a black women and conservative, I find this audiobook highly fascinating, thought provoking & meticulously well spoken. Far too often black women voters are a forgone conclusion. When ladies, such as Candace and myself speak out about these issues, we are suppressed, bullied and threatened. It is time that more black women garner the courage to speak out and demand that our needs are met both interracially and intraracially.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-09-2020

I thought I was a Democrat until now.

She hits every topic on the head. I see my self as Democrat and only downloaded to see what the other side has to say. I was blown away. Everything she said I wonder why I haven’t ever heard of this before. A great listen.

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  • californiasun
  • 15-09-2020

Interesting, couldn’t stop listening

Have an open mind. She makes great points and I’m so glad I came across her book. I hope she runs for office someday.

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  • OCBoysLife
  • 16-09-2020

She is on a role!

You are listening to the future president of the United States! Listen well. You will enjoy it very much.

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  • boris Schaak
  • 16-09-2020

This book will change the world

I am 3 chapters in and I LOVE IT !!!
The production of this audible is amazing
The intro alone is worth the purchase of the book...

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  • Mike and Libby Sims
  • 16-09-2020

I have often asked myself, why people vote for the “liberal” candidates, it’s way more sinister than I realized!!

Reading the facts uncovered and shoved into the light. No double talk... Cold. Hard. Math. The level of insincerity rolling off most politicians is enough to make me sick, hearing the numbers and outcomes their lies produce, breaks my heart. Ms. Owens has written a beautiful, wrenching, history/retrospective of exactly what has happened to our tax dollars over the last 60 years. I’m ready to start a go fund me page so I can buy a copy of this book for every black citizen in my congressional district. My friends have heard plenty of lies... they need the truth. What the Democrats have done should be punishable under the law.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-2020

I pray the Black community reads / listens

A bold perspective back by facts, a message of hope and the real breaking of chains...

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  • Kyle B. Suggs
  • 16-09-2020

A Contemporary Masterpiece!

Candace covers a wide range of topics and uses logic, reasoning, statistics and personal and public Accounts that will rock some people's worldview and will challenge conservatives to continue the struggle. It is very thought-provoking, very well written, and should be studied and discussed by all.

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  • Cait
  • 16-09-2020

So Thoughtful

Thank you Candace, for being someone my own age who I can be proud to look up to!

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  • Rodney L. Dickens
  • 28-09-2020

Unfortunate

I was looking forward to being persuaded to become a conservative. What I got was a series of inconsistencies where the author would give an example of what was wrong and in the very next chapter use that same example to talk about great things being done. At the end of the day The entire argument seems to be don’t vote for people that create a victim mentality. Instead vote for the people that victimize you (as well as many others that find themselves in a lower socioeconomic condition). The argument is nonsensical at its core. There were parts of the book I agreed with that dealt with self determination as a core responsibility but not even an attempt to define conservatism in order to enlighten me, just endless examples of how the liberals brainwash you. Someone should let her know that today’s conservative republican is the party of Lincoln in name only. I am an independent and I believe in science.

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  • James Michaels
  • 15-09-2020

a well needed book.

To make a prediction, this book will become school literature in the future. This book will stand the test of time. Its historical and factual. It is a must read. Candice narratives it beautifully. I strongly recommend it. If you're active in online arguments and social debates, this book contains an arsenal of material. Ten out of Ten.

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  • Buyer
  • 12-12-2020

A must read

This was a very insightful and though provoking book. highly recommended to anyone interested in truth.

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  • Caprice
  • 03-11-2020

WORTH A READ

I couldn't put the book down. Its very thought provoking indeed. if you're seeking truth this book is for you.

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  • AC
  • 20-09-2020

Expected more

Worth listening to but seemed to have been dumbed down a bit, I guess to be accessible to a wider audience. The next 4 years will be the defining period for Candace. She definitely has the highest potential, but is just missing the vital elements right now in 2020.

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  • D M Gillespie
  • 06-11-2020

Fantastic 👏

A great story on black America and a good explanation on how the democratic system is keeping Black America down. Donald Trump changed all that!

Fantastic story 👏

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  • Victoria W.
  • 27-10-2020

Important

This is such an important book. Candace Owens is smart and fearless. Fantastic work. Thank you to Candace for writing it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-10-2020

Make America Great Again!

Really enjoyable thesis by Owens. She puts forward a very captivating argument about blacks and the democratic/liberal establishment, building upon the work of Dr Thomas Sowell, among others.

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  • K R Bywater
  • 27-03-2021

Fantastic book!

It is very educational and thought provoking. I love Candace's pursuit of truth over relative "goodness".

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-03-2021

Average at best...

I got this book out of curiosity as Candace has some well thought out theories and opinions. My main problem is this book is nothing new. It's mostly just regurgitated information that she has said multiple times online. No real new insights.

My opinion of Candace is mixed and the fact that a person would ever consider setting up a doxing website is worrying to say the least. Despite many peoples claims that it was a mistake and she didn't mean it. Hmmm.

I also discovered that candace can be extremely predudiced and just plain nasty. Watching the way she treated Blair White on the Rubin report was just awful! At the end of the day no matter what your beliefs we should all just live and let live. 'Do not judge others, or you too will be judged'

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  • Tracy Williams
  • 12-02-2021

A true voice in the wilderness

Bravo Candice!
Your insightful account of these issues is invaluable and I admire your fortitude and forthright stance. The book was a riveting read and I recommend it for all who need clarification on the situation.

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