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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

James Wesley Chester ·
Professor Walters certainly has 'been there, done that'. It is clear the 'divide' begins even at the very early point of what the name of any organization addressing the issues of African Americans, should be. I don't believe a political party for this purpose is viable. Too many, and too diverse a selection of, issues. A PAC would allow the organizers to specify the focus of the organization. I say that because the organizers are likely to be the ones who bring the 'seed money'. Those who...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

sunnubian ·
I agree James. The Right and the Media would have a field day with it being called The Black Party in the first place. It would be mischaracterized by the right in the media and the media would be more than happy to get the ratings they would receive by airing the misinformation. I think that a Peoples party would be more in order considering that it was they people of America that elected President Obama, it was people of all races, all incomes, all walks of life here in American that...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

EbonyRose ·
There was something I didn't like (or maybe couldn't agree with ) about this article ... but I just can't place my finger on exactly what that is ....
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

James Wesley Chester ·
I think that a Peoples party would be more in order considering that it was they people of America that elected President Obama, it was people of all races, all incomes, all walks of life here in American that elected our president, so it should be those same people to come out in support of President Obama and in opposition to racist America trying to camouflauge itself under to guise of ' tea party.---sunnubian I hear you, but.... I think the focus of the organization should be clearly on...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

EbonyRose ·
Okay ... I re-read this article - again - because y'all seem to understand what he is talking about. And me ... I seem to continue to end up mired in confusion about his intent. I can't figure out if what he's talking about would be best served by a PAC, a political party, or some sort of (non-political) Black-focused committee/council/think tank/organization of 'leaders' or "Talented 10th"-type people (for lack of a better description at the moment). These are three entirely different...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

James Wesley Chester ·
Together is, indeed, good. What we call things we associate ourselves with always results in a confusion. I think...I think...it is in the naming process...,and our personal and collective confusion with naming...ourselves. Hopefully sooner, rather than later, we will figure it out. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

EbonyRose ·
Mr. Walters was part of the panel that convened at Tavis' recent forum on "the Black Agenda" that aired on C-SPAN last night. He discussed in greater detail his ideas on a "Black Party" and at the end, essentially said that the 'naming' of such a group was not nearly as important as what the 'mission' of it should be. After his explanation, I understood his perspective .. and couldn't have agreed with him more. Unfortunately, it still seemed like he was talking about what would be a...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

James Wesley Chester ·
PAC, a political party and a grassroots organization...'---EbonyRose I am willing to join a PAC...today. I am willing to join a Political Party...today. I am willing to join a 'grass-roots organization'...today. But... Only if the organization is dedicated...first...to the issues of African American PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

Kocolicious ·
Very intelligent speech. No, folks weren't jumping up and down at every word....but! He designed the speech to speak directly to the voters...which I found very brilliant. Cuz a lotta times speeches talked down to audience as if the speaker is doing the audience a favor. My president brought every one into his fold like teammates working on solving a solution. His speech was realistic as well. No fuzzy promises. No out of the reach propaganda. He spoke the language of all Americans. He said...
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

EbonyRose ·
Well .... originally, I came in on the end of the President's speech ... about the last 15 minutes or so ... and wasn't all that impressed with what I was hearing!! I really wasn't sure who he was talking to ... whether he was 'singing to the choir' ... or talking to 'somebody else' who wasn't in the room!! Maybe trying to entice Independents or Republicans that might be watching to vote for him. But .... after I watched the recording of it from start to finish ... I rated the speech much...
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

Kocolicious ·
I'm witcha on most of what you say my sista...except that I think it's black people's fault that we are NOT in it together like we used to be in my day when the government was the ENEMY or the establishment was the enemy and they MADE it known America didn't give a sweet damn about blackfolks. But! We gave a damn. Protect our community as much as we could; raise our children the best way in our limited ability and try to teach 'em as much as we knew how. But today? Our disunity is our fault.
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

EbonyRose ·
Okay!!! I definitely hear ya talkin', Ms. Koco!! Loud and clear!! But, I think that maybe we are talking about two slightly different points here!! And correct me if I'm wrong about that!! As to your first point .... the "we" I'm talking about in "we're all in this together" is not the "we" as in us Blackfolks ... but the "we" as in ALL Americans!! As Black people ... I definitely agree that WE are "all in this together"!! And couldn't agree more that we damn sure don't act like it ...
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Re: What’s the matter with white people?

Xumbrarchist ·
When are people going to figure out that HARD WORK is nearly obsolete? A lot of so called hard work is artificially created. There were things at IBM that I found difficult to understand. I was doing a lot of reading that wasn't explaining anything. Years of stumbling around to find an explanation of von Neumann machines and it's simple. We are propagating 19th century ideas about economics designed to maintain control of the White lower classes when the technology has made that thinking...
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Re: What’s the matter with white people?

Kocolicious ·
Good analogy my brotha!
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

Kocolicious ·
I got it! I totally misinterpreted you meant and probably what my presidet said in terms of theword :we:. Oooops. No more coffee for me As far as the sense of belonging, I never ever felt that as an American. I always felt I was an outsider on so many levels in the political place as a so-called minority. Like they i.e. "politicians" were talking at me instead of to me as being part of the American platform. It has always been "us" against "them" sort to speak-black and white. So...from a...
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

Kocolicious ·
I hate this computer...here are the corrections: I totally misinterpreted what you meant and probably what my president said in terms of the word "we". Oooops. No more coffee for me!
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Re: Why Nobody Cares About Congo

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: "Thus, there's' talks of a 'recolonization' of Africa............and it ain't by the Chinese ." ************************************************************** Can you elaborate on this? Give me a few days to revisit this. I'll try and dig up some articles/lectures on this issue. Every now and again, the subject comes up in a much more clear fashion, (ie the invasion of Libya and then Secretary of State Clinton's "warning" while in Africa about Chinese...
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Re: Why Nobody Cares About Congo

Yemaya ·
Let's face the facts, white people by and large don't care about the Congo. Speak for them, don't speak for me.
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Re: Why Nobody Cares About Congo

Muhammad Cipher ·
There are two statements that make me wonder about this. The first I don't disagree with, the second (in light of the first) makes me wonder about good intentions and genuine concern being used. A commonality I've found among those who seriously discuss those issue continent wide are concerns (and outright distrust of most) of what's called R2P. The question raised is does R2P mean, Responsibility to Protect or Right to Punish? Whenever there's a call for U.S. (read formal colonial powers)...
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Re: Why Nobody Cares About Congo

sunnubian ·
"Thus, there's' talks of a 'recolonization' of Africa............and it ain't by the Chinese ." ************************************************************** Can you elaborate on this?
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

Yemaya ·
I don't see anybody talking crap now. . . Yeah what I thought, silence.
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

MaynardJ ·
The obsession with so called "light-skinned" black people is the problem of liberals. Fox News doesn't seem to have that problem. Look at the black people who appear on Fox. Fox News doesn't have a problem with so called "dark-skinned" blacks being experts in their fields such as law, police investigations, health care, etc. They don't have a problem with so called "dark-skinned" blacks being shown as business owners and members of upper management. Fox News doesn't mind having them on as...
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

NSpirit ·
" Also, my gripe with Melissa is the same I’d have with any black person who allows herself to be propped up by the Democrats to do their dirty work against Cornel West as he spoke on behalf of black, brown and poor people. Harris never proved that Dr. West was wrong – she only sought to discredit him and dismantle his voice. In that regard, she was no different from a slave using the master’s gun to kill the leader of the negro rebellion." I agree with this segment of Watkins' assessment.
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Re: The top 10 most racist remarks of 2011

Cholly ·
Add one more: Brent Bozell, the president of the Media Research Center, appeared on Fox News and said the President of the United States "looked like a skinny ghetto crackhead." Bozell was talking with Mark Steyn -- filling in for Sean Hannity -- about MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who said in March that GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich looks like a car bomber. After Steyn joked that Gingrich just looked like a "big, ugly, slightly older Winnie the Pooh," Bozell wondered how long Hannity’s...
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

sunnubian ·
I'm pretty sure that these "five reasons" are excerpts from shows or articles where a specific topic was being discussed. Side Note: White people talking about light-skin/dark-skin is like men talking about labor pains.
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Re: Best Quote About Democrats V. Republicans

Xumbrarchist ·
They are both stupidly nuts. Xum
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Re: The top 10 most racist remarks of 2011

Huey ·
You know what? My dad hated Jimmie Walker's character J.J. on "Good Times" because he was buffoonish as hell on the show. And seeing him in that photo with Ann "The Tran" Coulter (and her huge adam's apple), makes me realize that, my dad was right! He was ahead of his time.
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Re: The top 10 most racist remarks of 2011

sunnubian ·
Yeah Huey, and what is wrong with is face, his skin?
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Re: The top 10 most racist remarks of 2011

Huey ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Yeah Huey, and what is wrong with is face, his skin? I would say the blotches on his skin is from years of trying to wipe the "blackface" minstrel makeup off his face, for acting like a ghetto Stepin Fetchit, but I digress.
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Re: The top 10 most racist remarks of 2011

Cholly ·
Ann Coulter and Jimmie Walker at the 5th Annual TV Land Awards on April 14, 2007, in Santa Monica, California . EUR Exclusive: Jimmie Walker on Relationship with Ann Coulter. *In a recent interview, Jimmie Walker went on and on…and on about the love he has for his best friend Ann Coulter. Let’s take a moment to let that marinate. “Ann is Ann,” the “Good Times” star told EUR’s Lee Bailey. “She’s a great woman, I have nothing but good things to say about her.” Using words like “adorable” and...
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Re: The top 10 most racist remarks of 2011

EbonyRose ·
I think .... yep, I'm pretty sure ..... that's just gonna make me puke!!!
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Re: Propaganda Series continuation. . .

Xumbrarchist ·
It is like people are conditioned to think in terms of emotional associations with IDEOLOGIES. It does not matter if the ideologies have nothing whatsoever to do with reality. How do you explain how reality works? Xum
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Re: President Obama Will Do Another Q&A -- This One With Democrats

Yemaya ·
So are we going to show up with key, clear and concise questions for President Obama? He's been on fielding them for a couple of weeks now? We need at least ONE question from and about black folks to get to the president.
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Re: President Obama Will Do Another Q&A -- This One With Democrats

EbonyRose ·
Reference: The Huffington Post asked some Democratic House lawmakers whether they would want to have an opportunity to question Obama, and the consensus was that they would hesitate to press him very hard in public, out of a sense of party loyalty. Hmmm ... I wonder what the Democratic Congress members would ask the President if it wasn't for that "sense of party loyalty"?? I was typing up an interview with Rep. John Conyers the other day, and he made a very interesting comment about the two...
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Re: President Obama Will Do Another Q&A -- This One With Democrats

NSpirit ·
Shouldn't the democrats all be on one accord by now and the time for question/answers on how to get done the stuff the american people elected you to do should have been last year. Why do i need to see his verbal prowess against THE DEMOCRATS? Get back on the GOP azz, please
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Re: President Obama Will Do Another Q&A -- This One With Democrats

EbonyRose ·
Reference: Get back on the GOP azz, please He did!
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Re: Propaganda Series continuation. . .

NSpirit ·
Reference: If people vote against their own interests, it is not because they do not understand what is in their interest or have not yet had it properly explained to them. They do it because they resent having their interests decided for them by politicians who think they know best. There is nothing voters hate more than having things explained to them as though they were idiots. Yemmy this is a good article...but the dude wimps out when it gets to the main premise...that it's because of...
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Re: Propaganda Series continuation. . .

kresge ·
NSpirit, But there is something more going on here. I think that you are correct with respect to white privilege being an aspect of what the trailer park contingent has bought into, but it is still against their own best interest. As Dick Gregory used to say, there are really only a handful of real white people out there in the world, when we are speaking in terms of socio-economic, cultural, and political capital. There rest are tools, pawns in a game, to be exploited and expended as...
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Re: Propaganda Series continuation. . .

Nquest ·
Reference: There is also this insidious construct of individualism that is also completely devastating. It is a myth, a fiction, and not at all how society works. These country is not nor has it ever been a meritocracy. Yet, people function everyday as if it is. A snarky commenter on a Ta-Nehisi Coates blog made that point pretty clear, IMO, when s/he noted the weird double-standard and, indeed, the (symbolic) White Privilege granted to the white working class in one of the latest trumped-up...
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Re: Propaganda Series continuation. . .

Yemaya ·
Originally posted by Kresge: Moreover, as we have talked about here, there is this rampant anti-intellectualism that is entrenched in American populism as it is in no other Western society. There is also this insidious construct of individualism that is also completely devastating. It is a myth, a fiction, and not at all how society works. These country is not nor has it ever been a meritocracy. Yet, people function everyday as if it is. Moreover, the process of conscientization (ala Paulo...
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Re: Propaganda Series continuation. . .

Yemaya ·
BUMP
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Re: Propaganda Series continuation. . .

SavvysPlace ·
I was just talking about this with somebody...and yes, we were discussing the book "What's the Matter With Kansas?" Wholeheartedly, I agree that there is a protest against intellectualism in certain parts of the country . But it is more than that.... Some people just don't want certain other people telling them what they should do and where their interests should be. When THEY blame Obama for everything that is going wrong, it is because THEY WANT to blame him....and this is exactly what I...
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Re: House Democrats Hoarding Campaign Cash Instead of Investing Fall's Elections

sunnubian ·
It leads me to believe that they must have ulterior motives in not supporting a Democrat win in the elections, that they could care less who wins as long as their seat is secure, which means that they really don't care about their constituents, the American people, American jobs, the economy, or America's future as a country. It also leads me to believe that since it is money for the purpose of campaigning and public awareness so that democrats can win elections, evidently, they are...
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Re: House Democrats Hoarding Campaign Cash Instead of Investing Fall's Elections

EbonyRose ·
Well, you know Sunnubian .... I just think it's the combination of greed+power+politics (and probably in that order) that twists the morality of individuals once they become politicians and makes most of them corrupt in the end. Very few turn down the chance to be "bought and paid for" by lobbyists and corporations offering to make them millionaires and provide them with lavish lifestyles. Even those that start out as true "representatives of the people' seem to eventually succumb to the...
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Re: House Democrats Hoarding Campaign Cash Instead of Investing Fall's Elections

EbonyRose ·
That's just a damn shame. It's bad enough that the Dems seem to spend the money they do have in the wrong places most of the time ... and not support the campaigns of candidates that really need it most, but instead choose "popularity" over substance or need. I swear ... I wish we could just FIRE every currently-sitting person in Congress BEFORE this election is even held ... and then vote in an entire new set!! Those "OGs" who can make it back in get their jobs back. Otherwise, we start...
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Re: Congressional Black Caucus Forces Vote On Darrell Issa's Treatment Of Eric Holder

sunnubian ·
SHARE ON FACEBOOK SHARE ON TWITTER SHARE ON REDDIT SHARE ON TUMBLR MORE SHARING SERVICES PRINT EMAIL REPORT: Media Ignore Rep. Issa's Alleged Criminal Past January 11, 2011 4:40 pm ET — 20 Comments Rep. Darrell Issa's past includes arrests for weapons charges and auto theft, suspicions of arson, and accusations of intimidation with a gun, but you'd hardly know it from the media's recent coverage of the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. While Issa was...
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Re: Congressional Black Caucus Forces Vote On Darrell Issa's Treatment Of Eric Holder

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Per a reply on Blackvoices.com, This is the list of Democrats that sided with the republicans on this: (Which should also serve as a list of Democrats for voters to unseat next election) Mike Ross (D-AR) Jim Costa (D-CA) Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) John Barrow (D-GA) Leonard Boswell (D-IA) Joe Donnelly (D-IN) Ben Chandler (D-KY) Michael Michaud (D-ME) Collin Peterson (D-MN) Timothy Walz (D-MN) Larry Kissell (D-NC) Heath Shuler (D-NC) Mike McIntyre (D-NC) Melvin...
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Re: Congressional Black Caucus Forces Vote On Darrell Issa's Treatment Of Eric Holder

ocatchings ·
We can't just keep letting these bums get away with it, someone needs to pay and the bum is obviously lying to cover his or someone's a$$. As far as I'm concerned all of the dopes should be locked up.
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Re: Obama's strategic edge: Cash to campaign everywhere

Noah The African ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: If the O's fit...... . You will be at the polls with your fish nets, pumps, and fur scarf...no doubt
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Re: Obama's strategic edge: Cash to campaign everywhere

sunnubian ·
Hey, fishnets stockings are back in vogue!
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