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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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Exceptionally written and beautifully articulated

This book has so much wisdom and intelligence throughout the pages. I completely enjoyed the Audible so much so that I have ordered the hard copy to have in my library. This young woman is a true inspiration to a growing population of people that are transitioning in to becoming free thinkers themselves. God bless Candace Owens.

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I feel sorry for this woman

I read the book hoping to learn something. She seems confused or just oblivious to current events. I recommend this book to all those who crave constant fear and anger in their lives.

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for every American

You should definitely read this book no matter what your perception or opinion on Candace Owens. Informative and full of knowledge.

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Loved it

Full of facts, as well as personal narrative. Paints a clear picture of the manipulation and many different tactics used by the left.

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If spewing harmful stereotypes types and racism is your thing then this book is for you.

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Phenomenal Book! Absolutely Worth it!

As a black feminine conservative, I loved how moving this book was. Facts upon facts. Once the forwarde came on it was a wrap. I walked away from the demoncrats and led me to start my own YouTube channel as well under Milou Divyne. Experiencing victim mentality basically my whole life so this was something I truly enjoyed reading. Great book Candace!!!

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too many stories for one book

I found it difficult, as much as I respect the author, to keep my attention to all the back stories and political histories. I already know her positions on most issues but when it came time to dig deeper into discussions of her reasons I just couldn't stay focused. I hope she'll stay involved in republican politics but she should wait until trump is out of the picture before she goes after the next president. and she should definitely hold public office before she even talks about a presidential run

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Canadace 2024!

Great leader and borderline academic. What a useful message to empower people vs victimize them.

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Great job, amazing

Amazing Candance, everyone should listen to this book. Inspiring and insightful. Worth every minute. Thank you for giving us this book.

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Blackout - What the media should be taking about

Powered through on my commute to and from work, not even half way into it and I was recommending it to everyone I know. Truth is where it’s at.

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  • Girl with curls
  • 2020-09-16

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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  • 2020-09-22

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I wonder how many black people actually digested the literary contents of this book. Owens offers black America nothing different than those she hates. Also I’m not surprised she wrote about untraceable claims (rumors) regarding LBJ’s private conversations...will she do that with Trump? Congrats to Candace who left her parents’ rat infested apartment to live with her grandparents who gave her everything her parent’s could not. Breaking a bad cycle is always good. However I don’t believe her parents inability to properly care for her is the byproduct of Democratic policies; it was their lack of personal will. Good parents set their children up for a good life. Candace’s grandparents saw what became of their child and they wanted better for their grandchildren. The author knows going to live with her grandparents changed the trajectory of her life outcome. TO NON-BLACK PEOPLE— there is a way to spread the message of conservatism without looking like a racist bigot, who enjoys dehumanizing black people who exercise their right to vote, yelling “Democratic plantation.” I thought ‘no one alive today was born a slave?’ Lastly, I suggest everyone read an African American studies book by someone who finished college. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community by MLK Jr is a great start. He warned about people like Candace Owens...

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  • californiasun
  • 2020-09-15

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
  • 2020-09-16

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
  • 2020-09-16

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
  • 2020-09-16

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-09-19

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-09-16

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
  • 2020-09-16

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
  • 2020-09-16

So Thoughtful

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

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