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Re: White C-Span Caller Complains that Too Many Black People Call The Show

Xeon ·
Reference: The caller, a guy named "Bill," who is a North Carolina Republican, stated that C-Span should change their name to "Black-Span," because "if they [African Americans] are only 10 or 12 percent of the population, there's no way they seem to be 80 percent of your callers." This is ridiculous. Obviously this cracker would have no problems with people (preferably whites) calling the program and condemning Obama for whatever reasons. I find it so disingenuous that white conservative...
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

James Wesley Chester ·
Reference: '...does our color make us superior or inferior in terms of science.'---Yemaya Color is a defense mechanism against the damaging effects of sunlight. Life is more comfortable with it than without it. Period. No one...no one ever attempts to contradict that. Everything else is societal. Including those who talk about 'color doesn't matter'. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

shulamite ·
Hey, Yemaya The melanin pathways have multiple functions, though the function scientists recognize best is the protection from free radical damage and (UV mediated) DNA nicking. There are "balanced polymorphisms" (eg certain "versions") of melanins that confer different types of benefits that have nothing to do with sun protection. When I discussed this here last year, I think I mentioned some of the other beneficial effects... shulamite
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Thank Shulamite. I'll have to find the link to that discussion. I'll pick it up there. Yemaya
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Huey ·
Don't we also get Vitamin D from the sun as well (through our skin)? That's another reason. Because of that, not too many black folks ever suffer from brittle bones.
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Re: Shani Davis wins gold in men's 1000 speedskating

thomas khallid ·
right on to shani stay up on your game size it up
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Re: Cowboy Laments Blacks' Lost Link to Rural Past

SavvysPlace ·
Man....this takes me back to those days that my father was so proud of anything "CowBoy"....lol. I remember his huge hats, his big boots and the countless pictures of all "rodeo" to his pictures of the Black Spanish bull fighters. Then I remember our days on the farm and am struck to call my grandmother right now....lol. "Wisdom Is A Woman Appreciating History!"
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

EbonyRose ·
Hmmmmm .... ???? Well, I have absolutely no idea! Biology should have been my strong suit ...but due to a rather colorful education experience through my formative years ... well, let's just say it isn't! But, that's a hell of a good question though, Yemaya! I look forward to hearing a discussion about it ... I'm sure I could learn a few things!
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Ok well let's start of with a definition of what melanin is. I will give a few definitions. From WikiPedia : Melanin ( Greek μέλας, black ; pronounced /ˈmɛlənɪn/ <small> ( listen )</small> is a class of compounds found in plants , animals , and protists , where it serves predominantly as a pigment . The class of pigments are derivatives of the amino acid tyrosine . Many melanins are insoluble salts and show affinity to water. [ citation needed ] The most common form of biological...
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

sunnubian ·
. Evidently color does matter in nature, considering that it is nature that is responsible for any and all color on earth, including that of human beings. Color or lack of color in humans is only an adaptation to environment, no different or for no other reason than it is for flowers, trees, animals, fish, birds, or fruit and vegetables. That fact alone is what makes it ridiculous for people to actually believe that the color of another human being means anything negative or positive.
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Reference: I don't really care to discuss to social implications of this in terms of how people are treated. I want this discussion to lean more heavily on the scientific data that is available about hue-mans, what causes color and what is the natural evolutionary purpose of having color (melanin). And the ultimate question, does our color make us superior or inferior in terms of science. Sunnubian, sista, this is a discussion based on science. I'm curious what and if there are any...
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Now I'm asking the question: Are we really ready to have this mature discussion on science??? Where is Shulamite?? I'm sure that with her scientific background she would be able to add some insight into this.
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

sunnubian ·
Scientifically, it is quite simple, melanin is produced by the body to protect it from the rays of the sun.
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
hmmm so the only advantage to having melanin is that we are protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun?? That definitely sounds like a natural advantage. That's not a small feat. Yet we are constantly bombarded with the message that skin color doesn't matter? A perfect example of how it does indeed matter. Now I wonder what happens to that energy after it becomes absorbed by the dermal melanin??
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
And what of melanin that is found inside the body in organs?
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Re: Shani Davis wins gold in men's 1000 speedskating

Huey ·
Representing in the Winter Olympics. We shine no matter the temperature.
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Re: White C-Span Caller Complains that Too Many Black People Call The Show

EbonyRose ·
Okay ... my first thought while reading this was that whoever wrote it was an idiot ! Then I clicked the link and found out I was right .... Boyce Watkins is one of those people who really does need his head examined! In fact, he reminds me a lot of Noah. Anyone who watches "The Washington Journal" or any other C-SPAN show knows that calls are pretty much evenly rotated between Dems, Repubs and Independents, as there is a call-in line for each group, and the host of the show allows one...
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Re: White C-Span Caller Complains that Too Many Black People Call The Show

Yemaya ·
This was a stupid commentary. Period. As an avid watcher of CSpan washington Journal for 10 years, I disagree with this 'observation'. And when all the white folks were calling into C-Span during the Clinton and Bush administrations, where was the criticism then? Boyce Watkins needs to shut up.
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Re: White C-Span Caller Complains that Too Many Black People Call The Show

Noah The African ·
It’s interesting how people call other idiots, but then do not demonstrate how the person is wrong in what they say. How about just saying that you disagree and not call someone an idiot, if you cannot intelligently refute what they are saying? The problem here is that biased people have a hard time dealing with an objective point of view. People on this forum act as if rpublicans are the only ones who act like nuts, make violent references against Presidents, show hate for the government...
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Re: White C-Span Caller Complains that Too Many Black People Call The Show

Yemaya ·
Well, this guy has no point. Period. He can't even substatiate his view. And neither can you Noah. Whites barely watch C-Span let alone blacks watch C-Span.. what the hell? Boyce Watkins is just wrong and can't stand by his statements OR those of the caller "Bill". Oh Oh I know "Bill" must be racist white supremacist!
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Re: White C-Span Caller Complains that Too Many Black People Call The Show

Yemaya ·
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...c-span_n_521619.html For you and Boyce... LOL
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Re: Cowboy Laments Blacks' Lost Link to Rural Past

Yemaya ·
Well, I would say just because its a not a dominant cultural activity doesn't mean that we've forgotten about our rural roots. There are Black rodeos still out in the midwest, OK & AR. I have a cousin who is a professional rodeo-er (is that a word LOL) he's all of about 28. He grew up riding horses and bull riding. My great uncles used to ride bulls out on my great grandparents farm. What is funny about that is because they were so close in age to my mom and her older sisters sometimes,...
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Re: Cowboy Laments Blacks' Lost Link to Rural Past

James Wesley Chester ·
This is..., or was...an organization in New York City that called itself 'SHODEO'. The organization is/was located in Long Island, and worked extensively with the New York City public schools. The organization was owned, and operated by an African American guy who sported a huge handle-bar moustach, wore a huge (maybe 12-gallon) hat, and rode a magnificent palamino. 'SHODEO' presented a full range of rodeo events. We booked the organization in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the summer of 1993,...
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Re: Robert Smalls: African American Hero

Yemaya ·
Hey! The founder of AfricanAmerica.org is a descendant of Robert Smalls.
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Re: Robert Smalls: African American Hero

Diamond ·
Less than 2 years ago, I took a 5 day tour of Gullah Islands that included Beaufort, SC, Hilton Head, Daufuskie Island, and other historic sites. During the tour, the tour gouide mentioned the story or Robert Smalls. And it clicked, my favor site's creator is a decendant of Robert Smalls.
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Re: I Knew This Was Coming: Lay Dow With Ann Coulter, You Get Up Parroting Like Good Kneegroe

Cholly ·
It's obvious that Jimmy "JJ" Walker is not only mad at President Obama, but he mad at everyone and the entire world because some of his 70's peers (Jay Leno, Louie Anderson) that he hated on in that interview have flourishing careers in comedy that extends until today that has made them multi-millionaires while "JJ" is still living off the fame of "Good Times" earning still Hollywood minimum wage. Here is "JJ's" career at this present moment in time as a 65 year old man 33 years after "Good...
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Re: I Knew This Was Coming: Lay Dow With Ann Coulter, You Get Up Parroting Like Good Kneegroe

Norland ·
If I was "JJ" and had to wake-up EVERY DAY and look at myself in the mirror for 65 years, I'd be mad as hell at everyone too. It's OK "JJ", you'd be the LAST person I'd listen to. DY-NO-MITE!!!!!
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Re: I Knew This Was Coming: Lay Dow With Ann Coulter, You Get Up Parroting Like Good Kneegroe

sunnubian ·
And, why don't he buy himself some 'Pro-Active' for that color patch skin of his?
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Re: I Knew This Was Coming: Lay Dow With Ann Coulter, You Get Up Parroting Like Good Kneegroe

MaynardJ ·
Interesting to see how black people hate themselves and their own kind. This is why black on black crime is at such catastrophic levels. This is why over 50% of black men are with white women. I knew this is the reason why blacks have such slavish loyalty to obama who is not even of their own ethnicity. Its typical liberal eugenics and caste system. They are still doing what they've been doing for at least a hundred years. Assigning value and potential based on whether or not a black person...
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Re: I Knew This Was Coming: Lay Dow With Ann Coulter, You Get Up Parroting Like Good Kneegroe

EbonyRose ·
Probably not in simple enough terms for someone with your low IQ to be able to understand. Hey ... but maybe "JJ" could explain it to you. You're about as much of a moron as he is.
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Re: I Knew This Was Coming: Lay Dow With Ann Coulter, You Get Up Parroting Like Good Kneegroe

Huey ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: Probably not in simple enough terms for someone with your low IQ to be able to understand. Hey ... but maybe "JJ" could explain it to you. You're about as much of a moron as he is. Looking back, my dad was a very wise man. He was the only person in my family, who hated watching "Good Times" because he thought "JJ" was the Stephin Fetchit of the '70s..."Why our people always gotta act like a damn clown," he said. He hated "JJ" so bad, that when James Sr. got...
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Re: I Knew This Was Coming: Lay Dow With Ann Coulter, You Get Up Parroting Like Good Kneegroe

nuggyt ·
You are some very sad, lonely, and angry people.
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Re: I Knew This Was Coming: Lay Dow With Ann Coulter, You Get Up Parroting Like Good Kneegroe

EbonyRose ·
I guess you never re-read anything you write, do you?? That was pretty hilarious. Thanks for the chuckle!!
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Re: I Knew This Was Coming: Lay Dow With Ann Coulter, You Get Up Parroting Like Good Kneegroe

nuggyt ·
GTFOH, this site serves purely as amusement. The few of you who still post here are so fucking predictable it has gotten boring.
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Re: I Knew This Was Coming: Lay Dow With Ann Coulter, You Get Up Parroting Like Good Kneegroe

Huey ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I guess you never re-read anything you write, do you?? That was pretty hilarious. Thanks for the chuckle!! Are you talking about me or nuggyt?
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Re: I Knew This Was Coming: Lay Dow With Ann Coulter, You Get Up Parroting Like Good Kneegroe

EbonyRose ·
Oh I was DEFINITELY talking about nuggyt , Huey!! He was the last person who had posted, so I just didn't quote him!! But that "pot calling the kettle black" statement he made was just toooooo ridiculous not to comment on!! He is BY FAR and without EQUAL ... the saddest, loneliest, angriest person who posts here. And I think EVERYBODY knows that. Except him, of course.
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Re: I Knew This Was Coming: Lay Dow With Ann Coulter, You Get Up Parroting Like Good Kneegroe

EbonyRose ·
Apparently, this moron doesn't recognize a "bad economy" when he sees one ... Like, for instance .... 700,000 people losing their jobs every month ... is what a sign of a "bad economy" looks like .... coupled with over 1.2 million people being evicted from their homes at the same time ... is what a "bad economy" looks like .... the stock market crashing to new lows daily for months on end is something that anybody over an idiot can see is a 'sign' that we're living in a "bad economy" ....
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Re: More Blacks Than Ever to Teach for America

Yemaya ·
They need jobs... that's a no brainer.
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Re: More Blacks Than Ever to Teach for America

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: According to Teach for America, more than 48,000 people applied to the program this year, including 1 in 4 seniors at Spelman, 11 percent of the graduating class at Clark Atlanta University, 10 percent at Hampton University and at Morehouse College, 8 percent at Howard, 6 percent at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and 4 percent at the University of Florida. At the Ivy League schools, 1 in 7 African American seniors applied. WOW!!! I think this is GREAT...
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

Yemaya ·
This has been a long time coming. 10 years to be exact. Morris Brown lost their accreditation, there by losing their access to federal financial aid dollars. And from what I understand financial mismanagement by the A.M.E. church Morris Brown school board members (the owners of the school).
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: This has been a long time coming. 10 years to be exact. Morris Brown lost their accreditation, there by losing their access to federal financial aid dollars. And from what I understand financial mismanagement by the A.M.E. church Morris Brown school board members (the owners of the school). I know, but don't you think that the African American community should step in to save such a historic school? The school is almost a century and a half old and was started by...
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

Yemaya ·
Sunnubian I'm glad that you mentioned the money issue. White pollsters keep telling us that we have all these billions of dollars, BUT fact is we don't have access to it because most of it is tied up in banks, bills and credit. All of which belong to the white man. At the end of the day we don't actually have the cash or capital on hand to save Morris Brown or any other HBCU if we needed to.
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

sunnubian ·
But, if Morris Brown needs $30Million to be saved and there are well over 40Million African Americans, that means each of of giving at least $1.00 would be enough to save the College. I all of us would donate a dollar a year to educational programs and HBCUs, that would be at least $40Million going toward community education programs and the HBCUs annually, and if we would donate a dollar per month . . . (Personally, I know that it's a long shot, but, hey )
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Re: HALLELUJAH!

EbonyRose ·
Ummmm ... well, actually, I see it kind of differently, Sunnubian ... I don't see "religion" in and of itself, being anything necessarily bad. Pretty much all the religions that I have any personal knowledge of tend to have the same basic fundamental tenants: 1) There is a "God"/"Supreme Being" that it's centered around; 2) it has a set of "rules"/"laws" that govern it; and 3) there is some directive to somehow acknowledge/worship/show reverence to that "God"/"Supreme Being" in some way. And...
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Re: HALLELUJAH!

sunnubian ·
I don't believe it is necessarily religion itself, especially in this day and age, but, I do believe that it has been man all along that has distorted what the religion is supposed to be or mean for his own gain and/or control over the masses (in the place of God, really). But, there is plenty of violence and encouragement to commit violence in most religious texts. In the Bible, alone, the Old Testament conflict with the New Testament, and in the Old Testament there is a lot of references...
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Re: HALLELUJAH!

Kocolicious ·
Lemme say one better: so-called religion was primarily created to control women and children and start wars. The true religion was actually STOLEN from the characteristic-base spirituality of women. It has been historic FACT men NEVER knew what to do with their testerone....other than chase wild beast for food and lift a few heavy rocks....other than that they were like energic bunnies. Cuz if you look at the Greeks and Romans that's actually how they were but they took a step further and...
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Re: HALLELUJAH!

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I don't believe it is necessarily religion itself, especially in this day and age, but, I do believe that it has been man all along that has distorted what the religion is supposed to be or mean for his own gain and/or control over the masses (in the place of God, really). But, there is plenty of violence and encouragement to commit violence in most religious texts. In the Bible, alone, the Old Testament conflict with the New Testament, and in the Old...
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Re: HALLELUJAH!

Kocolicious ·
You know...religion aside? I can't even get to understanding a "human" [male] subjegating another human [female] based on a two-thousand year spiritual conjecture. It was HUMANS who took over and destroyed African nations, it was HUMANS who took and destroyed Native American nations, where oh where is the so-called GOD in that? So until I get the reasonable humane answers to the WHYs...Africa will NEVER be free or regain what the riches she had before and the Latino/Hispanics population will...
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