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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

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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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 ·
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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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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 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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"Black" Friday v. Cyber Monday

MBM ·
I'm curious about our shopping habits.
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Re: The Divide Between Blacks and the Irish

kresge ·
These are images from Harpers Weekly of the rioters, most of whom where Irish. They were upset about conscription into the Union army while the wealthy white citizens (of English extraction) kept themselves and their sons out of harms way. The first two images are of lynchings of African Americans, and the last is the burning of the African American orphanage.
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Re: The Divide Between Blacks and the Irish

kresge ·
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

Xumbrarchist ·
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY Xum
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

EbonyRose ·
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

Xumbrarchist ·
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wk4qG2mIg
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

Cholly ·
Xumbrarchist , so in essence, it's the exact same thing that been taught in science class throughout our lifetime; grade/middle/high school & college science. It's just that one omission (earth's tilt) of that one detail that's taught by teachers. It reveals a lot but blame the scientific academics who came to that final conclusion and failed to correct the error in the text books. Don't blame the teachers and the student. The teachers only taught what was in the books and students only...
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

Vox ·
Not that I think Umbrarchist's point is relevant to your post, Cholly. It's definitely another topic. But... NO textbook teaches that the seasons happen because the earth gets closer to the sun as it revolves. Those Harvard students had no clue, and they probably came up with that explanation on the fly, for fear of people thinking they were stupid. There's no way they learned that from either a textbook or a science class.
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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 LYNCHING OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012 Police Say Another Handcuffed Young Man Shot Himself in the Head It has happened again! Another African American male in handcuffs has managed to shoot himself, or at least that what police are saying. The first time it happened in Jonesboro, Arkansas where police claimed that Chavis Carter, 21, committed suicide while in the back of a patrol car. He supposedly shot himself in the head, while handcuffed. Now it has happened again to a 17-year old from Harris, Texas.
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sunnubian ·
Maryland Mother Fights for Son who was Jailed for Defending Himself Though Brandon Jackson was fending off a mob of white males, he was the one charged and jailed by Makkada B. Selah Posted: December 17, 2012 Share on pinterest_share Share on tumblr More Sharing Services Share on email Share on print A- A A+ In October of 2006, 21-year-old Brandon Jackson of Solomons, Maryland (pictured), was reportedly jumped by 7 to 8 White males. Now, six years later, Brandon has been sentenced by a...
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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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Re: THE LYNCHING OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

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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Norland ·
It's too bad that these Europeans, while capable of cracking whips and hanging people, were unable to bend over and pick cotton. It's possible that if they had, they'd haveall been Donerized by the sun and everybody would be living happily ever after.
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sunnubian ·
What is the Value of Black Life in America? March 28, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Black people are even murdered for listening to music AFRICANGLOBE – Exploited, marginalized and exoticized by the American majority since first reaching the western hemisphere, the role of the Black body in Western history is unquestionable. Even as Black women become the face of beauty products and Bond girls, and Black men set new standards for physical prowess, their bodies...
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EbonyRose ·
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sunnubian ·
Will Justice for Trayvon Martin End Up Like Latasha Harlins? 0 Bougie Black Girl April 13, 2012 Race Will Justice for Trayvon Martin End Up Like Latasha Harlins? . On March 16, 1991, a 15 year old African-American girl named Latasha Harlins - enter Empire Liquor Market store in Compton, California and proceeded to grab an orange juice – and place it in her back pack. Before she could pay for the item, Korean store owner Soon Ja Du confronted her – and accused her of stealing, even though...
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sunnubian ·
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