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Re: Letter From a Kingpin: A Discussion of Race, Politics And Slavery

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I just wanted to be sure that this was one and the same person. Now, I want to know how the hell is the writer of this peace not mentioning that and trying to pass him off as just another reformed street dealer. I dont know what the writers intentions where, I do know this is a reoccurring theme that isn't ever going to be easy to accept. From the 80's until today, a hard reality holds true. The most effective people to reach youth living that life, are those...
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Re: Letter From a Kingpin: A Discussion of Race, Politics And Slavery

Kocolicious ·
Brotha Muhammad Ciper wrote "An ex stripper, sugarbaby knows the ins and outs of the life. She knows what attracts young girls to it, and she knows "the other side of the game" not seen or discussed. Women who have lived that life who go on to work directly with young girls to get them out and prevent them from going in do not face this level of resistance." I'm sorry my brotha. I know you didn't direct your comments to me but I just have to say that your above statement as an example is...
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Re: Letter From a Kingpin: A Discussion of Race, Politics And Slavery

Kocolicious ·
Oh more thing...if these so-called reformed black men REALLY cared about the future and present-state of the black community including black people.....they WOULD NOT keep re-entering the prison system once released. It's mighty funny they talk all this "good" intellectual stuff while in cages...but! As soon as they are let out....they convert back to bad behavior that continue to destroy our culture. Like a revolving door of the door of no return. So....don't believe a WORD cons say...cuz...
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Re: Letter From a Kingpin: A Discussion of Race, Politics And Slavery

Kocolicious ·
blah blah blah blah blaaaaaa! Homeboy should have THOUGHT about that when he was teaching gangbangers HOW to cook rocks to distribute them black neighborhoods....MINE in particular! Nope not falling for it. Cuz this information he is talking ABOUT....was available to HIM during the time he launch this self-destructive mode throughout Los Angeles, Pasadena and San Bernadino hot spots. It was this contract the fueled the contras wars and Olive North was seated in the hot seat to explain how...
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Re: Letter From a Kingpin: A Discussion of Race, Politics And Slavery

sunnubian ·
" And let me be clear....when Freeway Rick[I get confused with his name, I used to call him Freeway Willy]" ************************************************************** Could you elaborate on this some more? I posted what I thought was from a writer, who was a reformed street dealer, who is often confused with being the rapper Rick Ross. I know about the guy who claims to have been the person to introduce Black people to Crack Cocaine and flooded African American communities with Crack...
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Re: Letter From a Kingpin: A Discussion of Race, Politics And Slavery

Kocolicious ·
Yep! That's what I'm saying sista girl. hummmm And I quote "My background and experience has positioned me to oddly be able to see the need for this dialogue on the topic; in my eyes having it triggered by a stark conservative is only more of a statement of the need to have a full conversation on the presented issues with a honest view of history. While many have connected me with the destruction of the black community, those same detractors fail to have a historical grasp on this countries...
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Re: Letter From a Kingpin: A Discussion of Race, Politics And Slavery

sunnubian ·
I just wanted to be sure that this was one and the same person. Now, I want to know how the hell is the writer of this peace not mentioning that and trying to pass him off as just another reformed street dealer.
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Re: Letter From a Kingpin: A Discussion of Race, Politics And Slavery

Kocolicious ·
Cuz some people are FORGIVING...and others have MEMORY loss cuz for the most part it didn't affect THEM[as much]. Just like during that time gangsta rappers were STEALING samples from legitimate music artists....but! Because these baby monsters were a part of a gang mentality that bullied their OWN people, many artists were TOO afraid to do anything about it until RECENTLY i.e. sue for royalties. But I also have my own theory as to why this all came about with blackfolks NOT pulling their...
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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: How African Americans Have Become A Permanent Minority In South Carolina

EbonyRose ·
House Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Chicago has been advocating (and introducing formal legislation in Congress) for over a decade for an amendment to the Constitution that would federally legislate and guarantee EVERY CITIZEN the right to vote equally. Most people don't know (or care) nor support his proposals (by being politically engaged in the process) by insisting that their representatives approve this bill. But, I can't think of a better way to avoid all these attacks to the...
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Re: Santorum tells Iowans: ‘I don’t want to make black people’s lives better’

NSpirit ·
http://thinkprogress.org/polit...gainst-black-people/ BLACK WOMAN CONFRONTS SANTORUM OVER COMMENTS: WHY DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE? HOLLIS, New Hampshire — At a campaign event outside a pharmacy here Saturday afternoon, an African-American woman confronted Rick Santorum over recent comments he made that the NAACP and others have called racially insensitive. While speaking about welfare reform last week, Santorum was quoted as saying, “I don’t want to make black people’s lives...
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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: The man trying to train Africa's future leaders

EbonyRose ·
GREAT story!! I have a feeling he's going to be VERY successful with this!! And it's just the kind of thing that Africa - and really WE here in the U.S. - need to happen!!! However, and I hate to say it, but .... I think that the African youth that this is impacting will do a better job of actually following through with the mission and being successful with the project of this school than would happen here if it were the other way around. I've had the feeling for a long time that it would...
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Re: Santorum tells Iowans: ‘I don’t want to make black people’s lives better’

sunnubian ·
Rick Santorum Denies Making 'Black People' Remarks, Claims To Be 'Bigger Player' In 2012 Primary Race The Huffington Post Paige Lavender First Posted: 01/ 4/12 09:15 PM ET Updated: 01/ 5/12 07:57 AM ET React Important Funny Typical Scary Outrageous Amazing Innovative Finally Follow 2012 Election , Rick Santorum , Elections 2012 , Video , Iowa Caucuses , New Hampshire Primary , Iowa Caucus , Iowa Caucus 2012 , Iowa Caucus Results , Iowa Caucuses 2012 , New Hampshire Primary 2012 , Rick...
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Re: Santorum tells Iowans: ‘I don’t want to make black people’s lives better’

Yemaya ·
The video doesn't appear on my view. So here is the link to the story. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/201...eoples-lives-better/ What a White Supremacist. A guiseppe at that.
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Re: Santorum tells Iowans: ‘I don’t want to make black people’s lives better’

Yemaya ·
Hmph the backtrack. Now someone is trying to cause 'trouble'. GTFOH http://www.rawstory.com/rs/201...ng-to-cause-trouble/
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Re: Santorum tells Iowans: ‘I don’t want to make black people’s lives better’

EbonyRose ·
And to add insult to injury, this fool is actually leading in the Iowa race tonight.
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Re: What If The Country Isn't Really Broke?

Kocolicious ·
Well...personally I NEVER thought the country was broke....just experiencing an economic crisis...which is normal. We're not the ONLY country going through this. And if we were REALLY broke whitefolks would jumping off bridges, freeways, buildings and committing mass suicides. Last I heard[looking out the window ] I haven't seen a white person jump off anything....yet! Just observing how massa is doing his same ole plantation strategy plan...since there's no more slaves here in the...
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Re: MUST READ: The War Against the Poor and Occupy Wall Street

EbonyRose ·
Well, it sounds to me like it's the author that has connected the dots ... not so much the protesters. And she hit the nail dead on the head, for sure!! The protesters got it right by picking the right target. But I doubt they knew/know why .... or what to do about it at this point. I think most importantly she pointed out that this economic decline of the poor - especially as far as the decimation of the Black condition is concerned - is the culmination of a targeted and purposeful act ...
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Re: MUST READ: The War Against the Poor and Occupy Wall Street

Xumbrarchist ·
This is news? Economic Wargames http://www.toxicdrums.com/econ...s-by-dal-timgar.html It has only been on the Internet for TWELVE YEARS. But Occupy Wall Street has not been pointing out how the entire economics profession has been lying to us. Our economic theory focuses on income instead of NET WORTH and they don't promote the idea of EVERYONE understanding double-entry accounting which is SEVEN HUNDRED YEARS old. The Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh From the Lemonade Stand...
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Re: MUST READ: The War Against the Poor and Occupy Wall Street

sunnubian ·
"This is news?" _________________________________________________________________ I know that it is not "News," news, per say, but it is refreshing to know that those in the Occupy Wall Street movement (any mass movement) are connecting the right dots regarding politics and the political psychology used on the masses in this country. Everything in that article is something I (and many on this forum) have been preaching for years. So, it is more so who is connecting which dots, finally.
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Re: The Politics of Power and the Precious Right to Vote

sunnubian ·
"You had to be white, you had to be male, you had to have property, and you had to be privileged ." ========================================================== This is evidence that most Americans, not just African Americans, do not know their own history, otherwise, women and poor Whites would be able to see their own history of oppression and disenfranchisement by those in power, and would have sense enough to know that indifference or support oppression of one group will only eventually...
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Re: FYI

Xumbrarchist ·
I did a search of the website of the New Economics Institute. No mention of "planned obsolescence". We are supposed to believe they know what is going on? Xum
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Re: FYI

EbonyRose ·
I find this story to be beyond incredible. Somebody needs to pay. Published on Friday, August 10, 2012 by Common Dreams 'No Charges' Against Goldman Sachs, say Feds Without accountability, says former watchdog, the 'unending parade of megabanks scandals will inevitably continue' - Common Dreams staff In a case that exemplifies the degree to which Wall Street's largest financial firms have been shielded from meaningful prosecution for their role in the financial crisis of 2008, the Justice...
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Re: FYI

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: I did a search of the website of the New Economics Institute. No mention of "planned obsolescence". We are supposed to believe they know what is going on? Xum It's really that people are just operating within the acceptance of 'planned obsolescence' in the first place, especially since most people today are too young to know of any other form of production, and those in charge of production take advantage of that fact.
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Re: FYI

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I find this story to be beyond incredible. Somebody needs to pay. But, really, haven't they ALL gotten away with fleecing the United States treasury , flim/flaming the United States homeowners , price gouging the American consumer , and creating a pipeline from debt to credit ruin for nearly every working/middle/poor American, not to mention these decades of "planned obsolescence" often referred to by Xum? Only a revolution by the 99% is going to change...
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Re: FYI

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Only a revolution by the 99% is going to change anything in this country, and depending on this next election, if it's not already too late. But you know, Sunnubian .... reading this story really got me to thinking about the fact of how HARD .... (if not impossible - although I refuse to believe that anything is impossible! ) ... it is/would be to fight against the power of MONEY!!! As was shown in the ALEC video you posted .... money BUYS our government!!! It...
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Re: FYI

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: I did a search of the website of the New Economics Institute. No mention of "planned obsolescence". We are supposed to believe they know what is going on? Xum It's really that people are just operating within the acceptance of 'planned obsolescence' in the first place, especially since most people today are too young to know of any other form of production, and those in charge of production take advantage of that fact. But we...
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Re: Lowe’s Is One of 64 Companies to Pull Ads From ‘All-American Muslim’

Yemaya ·
The system of white supremacy at work.
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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: 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: Leading Intellectuals Call for 'Global Democracy' to Challenge Corporate Globalization

roarin1 ·
Sounds like the blind (outta desperation) leading the blind to me. Are these intellectuals actually calling for a one world government? Well I suppose that the gullble, (outta desperation) could only concede. I'll tell ya...there's never been a reason any more urgent, than to reach back to Our Afrikan Roots. I would'nt let a krakkka run my lemonade stand, let alone a 'world'. smdh.
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Re: Young African Americans are engaged in politics but aren't guaranteed to turn out in 2012

EbonyRose ·
Okay ... I have to admit that I found this article - with all it's facts and figures and sectioning and analyzing - somewhat confusing. I think I understand where he was trying to go ... but, I don't think I agree with his analysis in its entirety. I mean, I think there's no disputing that our youth are "under-engaged" in the political process. At least as far as actual VOTING is concerned. And I do believe that intellectually , many of our young people know and understand politics at a rate...
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Re: The Right's Stupidity Spreads, Enabled by a Too-Polite Left

NSpirit ·
Yes, conservatism thrives on low intelligence and poor information. But the liberals in politics on both sides of the Atlantic continue to back off, yielding to the supremacy of the stupid. It's turkeys all the way down. Yep
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Re: Black Women of Political Action Group Calling for Support for Ambassador Rice

Yemaya ·
Never even heard of this group. :/ Any information like a website or something?
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Re: Black Women of Political Action Group Calling for Support for Ambassador Rice

sunnubian ·
ABOUT ABOUT BLACK WOMEN ORGANIZED FOR POLITICAL ACTION (BWOPA) Founded in 1968, BWOPA understands that everything that affects the quality of life is in most ways political. Therefore, BWOPA’s primary goal is to educate, train, and involve as many African American women as possible in the political process. Today, BWOPA is a statewide 501c4 non-profit advocacy and membership organization. Click Here to CHECK OUT A QUICK VIDEO about BWOPA! OUR MISSION The purpose of Black Women Organized for...
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Re: Political Extortion

Yemaya ·
How to embed videos into African America. First copy the 'embed code' from the video you desire to upload. Once you go to post or reply box, select 'HTML'. This will take you to an HTML editing box. Paste the embedded code, select 'Insert'. I used this method to insert the MSNBC video. Sunnubian, was this the video that you were referring to regarding the death of a former NAVY seal in Benghazi? Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy
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Re: Political Extortion

Yemaya ·
Is this the video you wanted us to look at Sunnubian?? Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy
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Re: Political Extortion

Muhammad Cipher ·
Another reason why Worker Self Directed Enterprises should be on the minds of people being threatened in this way. .
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Re: Political Extortion

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: How to embed videos into African America. First copy the 'embed code' from the video you desire to upload. Once you go to post or reply box, select 'HTML'. This will take you to an HTML editing box. Paste the embedded code, select 'Insert'. I used this method to insert the MSNBC video. Sunnubian, was this the video that you were referring to regarding the death of a former NAVY seal in Benghazi? Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news , world news , and news about...
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Re: Political Extortion

sunnubian ·
This is political harassment and political extortion, and I'm glad to hear that this man (and the Koch brothers) are being investigated. These are jim crow tactics being used on their employees. jim crow was not just about harassing Black people and trying to keep Black people from voting, it was also about harassing White people and making sure White people did nothing to assist or further the cause of Civil Rights or equality in this country. These same Jim crow tactics were used against...
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