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Re: Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Donates Handcuffs To Smithsonian Black History Museum

Yemaya ·
Our genealogy group was laughing about this today.... we were all wondering how he even got the handcuffs....
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Yemaya ·
All I have to say is "Out of the mouths of babes!" This little boy in a satirical way was saying to a grown ass man, you will respect my mama! Positive message IMO!
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

EbonyRose ·
No, it's not just her! That commercial rubbed me the wrong way, too! But unlike her, I know exactly what it was that I didn't like about it! It was the portrayal of a Black child that young having no home-training and no respect for an adult - and a Black man at that!! Dude should have dropped-kicked his little ass into the next millennium, if you ask me! And that might have been funny! (j/k) But, no, I was not amused by that ad. Of everyone that could have acted the fool in that commercial,...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Huey ·
I must've missed that commercial, when I was picking up the hot wings. In a way, I'm kinda glad that I did miss it, because I would've been ticked off after seeing it too. Yemaya said: "This little boy in a satirical way was saying to a grown ass man, you will respect my mama!" And that little boy would've had his narrow behind sizzling after he said that to me. Damn little crumb-snatcher SHOULD be saying that to that no-good biological, deadbeat daddy of his. I may have to agree with ER...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

kresge ·
As I do not follow sports, I also missed this ad. It only came to my attention when some of my white friends on Facebook joined a fan club for it. That caused me pause, as when a month or so ago, all of them joined the group "Pull your pants up" or "Pant's on the Ground." These are always red flags for me, when white folks jump all over something with AA imagery. That suggest to me something insidious operating on the level of their unconscious. Would the commercial have been as popular with...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

bigddouble ·
Disagree with the negative takes. It's funny because you wouldn't expect such a little fella to come up with such a strong way to get his point across about his mama (first) and snack (second). It was simply a joke. Not an authentic take on Black life or serious study of single Black mothers, their children and their dating partners. It was just a humorous 30 second spot. This is one of the times where I think as a cultural/racial group, some of us are being a little too sensitive. If a...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

SavvysPlace ·
I'm usually good on bringing up racial stereotypes of US in the media... However, this commercial made me laugh...it reminded me of all the other instances in the media when we see the "kids" size up the "adults" that come into their parent's life..... "Listen, don't even THINK about hurting her/him...cuz we're watchin YOU...and there WILL be hell to pay!" I always think it cute when our kids try to defend us. "Wisdom Is A Woman Who Laughed At That Commercial!"
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

EbonyRose ·
So lemme ask you this, Ms. Savvy ... What would happen if your little man slapped a fully grown adult Black man (boyfriend or otherwise)? Would there be consequences? (Good, bad or indifferent?) Or would you do nothing about it because it was "cute"? (Just wondering how you would handle such a real-life situation? Not having children, I'm not really sure how that's supposed to go. )
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

SavvysPlace ·
Reference: So lemme ask you this, Ms. Savvy ... What would happen if your little man slapped a fully grown adult Black man (boyfriend or otherwise)? Would there be consequences? (Good, bad or indifferent?) Or would you do nothing about it because it was "cute"? (Just wondering how you would handle such a real-life situation? Not having children, I'm not really sure how that's supposed to go. ) Actually, ER , that's a pretty fair question.... First I have to say that my son is VERY protective...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

EbonyRose ·
ROFL ... okay, I understand that. I can also understand the need/desire of a little one to protect his Mom ... understanding that one day he will be a man and, in the meantime, may be a little eager to take the duty/responsibility seriously. And with that I have no problem! Admittedly, most of the single mothers I know have raised their sons (and daughters) to be respectful of adults. However ... I do know some that do not. And have seen out in public many more that don't fit that mold,...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Vox ·
I'm still learning this site (I ride the LiveCloud short bus, so don't clown on me y'all!), so I'm only now seeing this thread. I didn't think the ad was all that funny, but I wasn't offended by it either. If anything, seeing a young man defending his mom like that is positive, IMO. The only thing stereotypically "black" about it was that fact that the boy called her his "mama" instead of his "mom," and his vernacular is probably a large part of what made the commercial so much a favorite,...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

ocatchings ·
I was in full "testerone male mode" at the time. This was during the game so the only thing that stood out in my mind was how shapley and toned the mothers legs were when she walked away. Sorry.
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

EbonyRose ·
Well .... you may be a shameless cad ... ... but, at least you're an honest shameless cad!! And I can live with that!
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

NSpirit ·
I gasped! and then i ROTFL when i saw this commercial. The fact that the child was in a position to be "guard dogging" his "mama" was kinda weird and cute at the same time. Also the brotha didn't have to look at mama's behind and legs in such a biscuit and gravy sopping manner. I think i agree that a white child would not have been depicted as being placed in this position.
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Huey ·
Even if the man was drooling over the boy's mother, it still doesn't give the boy the right to slap the chips out of his hand. That kid in real life would've had the taste buds knocked out of his mouth, for slapping a chip out of a grown man's hand.
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Kocolicious ·
I'm so behind on the latest topics.....but! Children have their place with adults. Period. At first the commerical was kinda funny....cuz the little boy is cute....but! Aside from that, he had no business being "fresh" or "smart" with an adult. Period. In Steve Harvey's book, he mentions how he was as a child when his father told him to look out for his mother during outings...and most importantly to always protect her-no matter what. Otherwise don''t come home. I understand the lesson in...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Blizz'ard ·
Hmmmm, tough one. At first viewing, it is cute. ( as someone said, cute kid, protective instinct etc. ) However, the little guy just rolling his eyes and saying, "You disgust me!", would be more to my liking.
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Re: Black History Year...Every Year

Muhammad Cipher ·
Interesting article but I have to say as much as I don't like 2 Chains and that whole style of rap, Black commentators have to step their game up. Using random "shock value" quotes from any artistic work (including but NOT limited to rap) without addressing what the art is reflecting is weak and lazy writing and argumentation. There are too many Black authors who are justifiably upset, but looking to score cheep and easy points by using a tone of condemnation toward the very people they (and...
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Re: Black History Year...Every Year

EarthAndSky ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Interesting article but I have to say as much as I don't like 2 Chains and that whole style of rap, Black commentators have to step their game up. Using random "shock value" quotes from any artistic work (including but NOT limited to rap) without addressing what the art is reflecting is weak and lazy writing and argumentation. There are too many Black authors who are justifiably upset, but looking to score cheep and easy points by using a tone of...
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Re: Black History Year...Every Year

EarthAndSky ·
Presenting... Queen Amina of Zazzau
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EarthAndSky ·
This is quite interesting. It's about the Dogon Tribe and their knowledge of astronomy. Part 1... Part 2... Part 3...
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Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Donates Handcuffs To Smithsonian Black History Museum

Cholly ·
NEW YORK — Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he he's donated the handcuffs used on him during his arrest last year outside his home to the Smithsonian Institution's black history museum. Gates says in Sunday's edition of The New York Times Magazine that he donated the handcuffs to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Gates' arrest last July by police investigating a report of a possible break-in at his home near Harvard University sparked a national...
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Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Cholly ·
Along with a jillion other people, I sat to watch the Superbowl last Sunday. Like everyone else, I was also eager to watch the Superbowl commercials, which are often the real stars of the broadcast. There were some winners (Betty White and Will.I.Am)...
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"Black" Friday v. Cyber Monday

MBM ·
I'm curious about our shopping habits.
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Black History Year...Every Year

EarthAndSky ·
Have we, as a people, settled for a measly 28 days (29 during Leap Years) of Black history? Do we believe just one month is good enough to tell our story, a story that still hasn't been told or been given the justice it deserves? Do we want our history to continue being marginalized? Are we satisfied that Black History Month often just focuses on slavery; the Jim Crow Era; the accomplishments of our black brothers and sisters in the fields of entertainment and sports; the Civil Rights...
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Re: Killers Behind The Badge: NewsOne’s Investigative Series On Police Brutality In Black America

sunnubian ·
Woman Shoots Herself In The Head In Police Car With Cop’s Gun Jul 6, 2012 11 By NewsOne Staff Stephanie Hicks shot herself in the head with a cop’s gun while inside of his police vehicle, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports . SEE ALSO: Things To Do Miami Besides The Beach An Alton police officer saw Hicks, 20, walking across the Clark Bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River at Alton. The cop was alerted by a call from a friend who called police over concern of her walking in the heat.
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Re: THE LYNCHING OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
Miami Man Doused In Gasoline At Station, Set On Fire Dec 28, 2012 By Hannington Dia Share A man pumping gas at a station in Miami was doused with gasoline and set on fire Tuesday night, according to the Miami Herald . SEE ALSO: The Year Democrats Got Their Groove Back 44-year-old Darrell Brackett (pictured) sustained third-degree burns in the attack and is fighting for his life at a local hospital. Thursday afternoon, Bennett’s mother distributed flyers at the station, hoping somebody with...
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Kocolicious ·
You know that's been happening in Cali lately. Had a man in my hometown of Pasadena dosed with gas and lit on fire and again in the valley where a homeless woman was set on fire by a brotha around 30 something. All in the last week or so. The man looked deranged. He was caught by a passerby who followed him while calling the police. They think he is involved in both incidents. It is something in the holiday season that is causing folks to go nuts?
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sunnubian ·
Texas Man’s Murder Conviction Overturned, Sits In Prison 30 Years Waiting On Re-Trial Jan 4, 2013 7 By Associated Press In this Dec. 11, 2012 photo, Jerry Hartfield speaks from a visiting area at the Hughes Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice outside Gatesville, Texas. Hartfield remains in the middle of a legal dispute between the Texas attorney general’s office, which insists he’s being legally held, and a federal appeals court that says he’s been wrongly imprisoned for 30...
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sunnubian ·
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sunnubian ·
Tyler Perry offers $100K reward for answers in cold cases of 2 missing Florida men (Naples Daily News, William DeShazer/ Associated Press ) - Marcia Roberts, the mother of Terrance Williams, reacts after an unidentified person comes forward with information during a news conference to discuss the special missing-person investigations of Williams and Felipe Santos, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at the Collier County South Regional Library in East Naples, Fla. Filmmaker Tyler Perry is offering a...
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sunnubian ·
Video Captures Death of CVS Toothpaste Shoplifter Updated January 17, 2013 8:30am January 17, 2013 6:34am | By Erin Meyer , DNAinfo Court Reporter Comments share print (Surveillance Footage Edited) CHICAGO — Chilling video has surfaced of the 2010 choking death of a homeless shoplifter at the hands of a CVS store manager who chased him into an alley. And a U.S. congressman is now calling for a special investigation into the death of 35-year-old Anthony Kyser, who stole toothpaste from the...
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Xumbrarchist ·
Shock claim: Obama only wants military leaders who 'will fire on U.S. citizens' http://www.examiner.com/articl...fire-on-u-s-citizens Xum
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sunnubian ·
Parents Keep Fighting For Slain Son On One Year Anniversary [VIDEO] Feb 4, 2013 15 By Hannington Dia Share Even though Constance Malcolm (pictured center left) and Franclot Graham’s (pictured center right) buried their 18-year-old son last year, after he was shot by the NYPD, the two parents managed to show a powerful resilience on their son’s anniversary, one that proved they were stronger than the tragedy that changed their lives forever. RELATED: Ramarley Graham Update: Cop Who Killed...
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sunnubian ·
John McNeil, the Georgia man arrested and sentenced to life for defending his own home, agreed to a plea bargain and a charge of voluntary manslaughter in court today. He was released from prison today. The NAACP has been involved in this case on the state, local and national levels for years. NAACP leaders made the following statements in reaction to his release: In 2006, McNeil was convicted for shooting Brian Epp on his property after Mr. Epp threatened his son with a box cutter and...
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EbonyRose ·
Georgia sucks for Black people.
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Norland ·
"Georgia" is part of "The Greatest Country in the World".
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sunnubian ·
Chicago Girl Killed Same Day Sister Sat Behind President Obama Feb 17, 2013 15 By Associated Press Share CHICAGO — An 18-year-old Chicago woman was killed the same day her sister had sat on the stage behind President Barack Obama , listening to him push for gun control legislation. Janay Mcfarlane was shot once in the head around 11:30 p.m. Friday in North Chicago, Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd told the Chicago Sun-Times ( http://bit.ly/12Uoh9b &nbsp . Mcfarlane, a mother of a...
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sunnubian ·
Daddy killed two black men’: Florida man charged with killings allegedly witnessed by daughter by theGrio | February 18, 2013 at 1:14 PM A Florida man is charged in the deaths of two men after his daughter told her mother she witnessed the killings. Laureano “Larry” Romero’s arrest report indicates his daughter said she saw him shoot DeAngelo Cox, 22, and Nick Lewis, 21, on Tuesday at a home in the Taft area. Romero, 39, was arrested and faces two first-degree murder charges. According to...
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sunnubian ·
2nd teen killed in 24 hours at the same DC area High School
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sunnubian ·
Teen killed for his shoes - PG County, MD
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sunnubian ·
Racism, Torture and Impunity in Chicago
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sunnubian ·
Lynch Mob Attacked Postmaster Frazier Baker And Family On This Day In 1898 Feb 22, 2013 12 By D.L. Chandler Share Although the term “lynching” conjures for most the stirring image of a person being hanged, the act itself has a wider meaning. Taking one’s life without legal authority and by means of show of force in numbers also captures the term’s overall defintion. The heinous practice wasn’t a bane exclusive to African Americans — as many Whites were lynched as well — but Black people...
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sunnubian ·
Protesters Demand Justice for Sammie Davis Jr. Shot In the Chest by Rogue Officer February 5, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Protester call for the arrest of the officer who shot and killed Sammie Davis Jr. AFRICANGLOBE – Dozens of demonstrators descended on Macon City Hall in Georgia just before Mayor Reichert’s state of the city address, outraged at what they call a lack of leadership in the case where a police officer shot and killed unarmed Sammie Davis Jr.
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sunnubian ·
Audio, Video Released in Police Beating Death of Chicago Man CLAUDIO EDUARDO CABRERA 10 months ago Darrin Hanna, 45, died last month in custody after being arrested The mother of a Chicago man who died after being beaten by Chicago cops in custody is calling for the officers to be fired, according to NBC Chicago . "This is over four months. I can't take this any longer. You couldn't understand what I am going through," Gloria Carr told those gathered at a city council meeting. Darrin Hanna,...
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sunnubian ·
Accused Killers Had 3-Way Sex On Black Corpses? Feb 27, 2013 41 By Ruth Manuel-Logan Share 602 Share on email There is some new information on the four Joliet, Ill., suspects who are facing first-degree murder charges for the strangulation deaths of two 22-year-old Black men who were allegedly robbed, killed, and partially dismembered in January. Police investigators have now learned that three of the accused murderers may have had sex on top of the corpses, reports the Joliet Patch . SEE...
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sunnubian ·
Crime 28 Teen Survives Being Shot 15 Times For Trying To Leave Gang By Ruth Manuel-Logan
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Kocolicious ·
How sad. Regarding sex on the bodies of those two black men...that is just testimony of how SICK massa's children are and how this sickness continues to spread generationally. As for the teen shot 15 times......I know absolutely how HARD it is to get outta of gang...is why my goal to prevent children from joining gangs in the FIRST PLACE!!!! A child shouldn't have to worry about evolving outta of gang by death. Cuz gang joining is a form of wanting to belong stigma and that the desire to be...
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sunnubian ·
Unarmed Black Man Shot Three Times In the Chest by Georgia Cops: GBI Takes Over Investigation January 7, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff AFRICANGLOBE – Two Macon councilmen said they’re troubled that police released incorrect information in the first hours after an officer fatally shot Sammie Davis Jr. One of the councilmen says police failed to interview all the witnesses and left the scene unusually quickly. An officer shot Sammie Davis Jr. three times in the...
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