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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

kresge ·
Cornel has definitely mollified his orientation over the last decade. There have actually been a number of books noting this. The West of Prophesy Deliverance who argued for a radical restructuring of society along progressive socialist lines is certainly no more. He is certainly more of an accomodationists (I am hesitant to classify him as an assimilationists. I reserve tha label for Uncle Clarence Thomas and Auntie Condi Rice). The irony is that West has fallen into the same trap that he...
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Re: The Five Major African Initiation Rites

Rowe ·
Some points that are especially poignant: This transition to adulthood is exceedingly difficult in Western societies because there are no systems of adulthood rites to systematically guide and direct the young person through this important stage in his or her life cycle. Unfortunately, in Western societies there is no fundamental guidance or transformation from a child to an adult that is required or expected. This "leave it for chance" approach to adulthood development is the root of most...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: Heather Headley or India Arie?

Madison ·
I`m going to have to go with Heather Headley, this woman sings with passion. "He Is" is a classic song from her. Check out her new album, and song "In my Mind" *Heather`s Website Heather`s Myspace Page
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Oshun Auset ·
Rowe, I get the feeling that I may have not responded to a thread that you were trying to have a discussion on. If so, and you were looking for some response from me, I apologize. But not only do I have a compressed work schedule, but I am in 3 political organizations, and going through a 90 day orientation in one of them, as well as practicing with my egbe, so my time is VERY short. So for now, I 'dump'. When I have time, I discuss what I find most interesting. If the discussion(s) doesn't...
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Re: Abortion ban

Empty Purnata ·
O MY GOD Wow, those Neocons are hell-bent on taking us back to the 1950's kicking and screaming. I wonder how many women will vote Republican after this. This is going to become a big issue very soon. If not, that just shows how far our country's collective head is up it's collective asshole.
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Re: Abortion ban

Black Viking ·
I share your concern MidLifeMan. But in all fairness, state governments don't have this kind of power. What the S.D. politicians have done is signed legislation that goes into effect if/when Rowe vs. Wade is overturned. These bills don't have any power until then. If Rowe vs. Wade is overturned, then the decision of whether or not abortion is legal immediately goes to the state level. Every state won't follow S.D.'s example. It will go right back to the way it was before Rowe vs. Wade, where...
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Re: Abortion ban

Kweli4Real ·
I agree with your sentiment, but I must correct you. This is not the result of the neocon agenda. Neocon are only concerned with empire building, not domestic affairs. This is clearly the work of Bush's christian fundamentalist base. Which is equally as scary; equally as destructive.
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Re: Abortion ban

Empty Purnata ·
You're right (no pun intended, lol) it's the Neocons AND the Religious Right (mostly a Religious Right agenda piece being used as a ploy by the Sub-Fascists..er...um Neocons). Not only this, but Bush has also recently proposed a line-term veto which is BLATANTLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
When I said: I didn't mean for everyone else to take a break. The entries to this thread have gone like this: Feb 15 = 4 Feb 16 = 18 Feb 17 = 5 Feb 18 = 2 Feb 19 = 1 Feb 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, Mar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 = ZERO So when I defend my list and correct the impression that people seem to have inferred that the list was complete, the thread comes to a grinding halt. I decided to let it go for two weeks while I typed some excerpts from Black Men: Obsolete, Single,...
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Re: SHOCK AND AWE.......

FireFly ·
sounds like I missed a good story...! I haven't been horseriding in a-g-e-s. I love horses, but when I was around 4 I fell off one, headfirst (yup, that explains it all ), but I did get back on. I dig horses... they are pretty cool and have quite a dry sense of humour. Check how they run toward low-lying branches if they are trying to freak out their riders! LOL!
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Re: How Do Men Fall in Love?

FireFly ·
this truly is a curiousity. (I'll answer my experience of the original question later). A friend left Sydney and went to live in New York for 4 years. 4 yrs=length of visa, ok? She meets a guy, they fall in love, move in together, blah, blah. One month before she has to come home - visa is running out - he says 'oh, but can't you stay?' Hum, no. Like, so where are we heading? Not much to say from him. He'd forgotten about the V-I-S-A...or what? Reality time!! She leaves the USA, comes home...
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

James Wesley Chester ·
And, thus the end of our Constitutional Democratic Republic. Make sense?---K4R I think I get it. Thanks. Your suggestion of constitutional failure is based on the SCOTUS agreeing that The Office of the President is not answerable to Congress. That failure in your scenario is not based on the Congressial act of censure per se. Feingold's 'petition' for cnesure, if answered, could end with the censuring of the President. As I understand that procedure it is an act that is complete in itself.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
Precisely! Most public schools are equipped with special educators, special education paraprofessionals, speech therapists, bilingual educators, and teacher's assistants who are prepared to accommodate the needs of special education students and students who speak English as a second language (ESOL students). It's not as if public schools are completely blind to the diverse needs of its students. However, I do acknowledge the point that you are making. It is true that alternative schools are...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I am for whisking as many Black children away from traditional (eurocentric) schools as we can - regardless of age, gender, and ability. Soon to come back to discuss why,
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Re: How Do Men Fall in Love?

EbonyRose ·
I agree with you, art_gurl. I think this is mainly the way it happens with guys. I sometimes wonder how the result would be different if maybe we told them what was happening to them in time to have it be a meaningful part of the relationship! lol However, I'm not sure many of them would be able to take the shock! I actually find that kind of naiveness (is that a word?) about men kinda cute and endearing, though. Kind of like seeing the eyes of the kid who gets their first new bike on...
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Re: Anthony Robbins...

HonestBrother ·
I haven't heard about it... but it's a scary thought.
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Kai ·
Black Viking wrote: I belong to the struggle for liberation of black people in America. My personal condition is irrelevant. If we are not free, then I am not free. I love my people like that. Freedom is about options, and choices. If you are trapped in a steady state of misery due to inequality, and miseducation, then you cannot fit into the definition of being free. When you are free, you are no longer a dependant. Let us consult Webster. Main Entry: 1free Pronunciation: 'frE Function:...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Mututsi60s ·
You live up to your name HonestBrother. Acknowledging that Shango67's statement was an overstatement yet sticking to your conviction about the over-dominate economic/politic force of Whites and Arabs in Africa was real. The one thing I would add, however, is that there are Whites and Arabs in Africa who are as African as African Americans are American. Imagine if things were reversed, if African Americans, while still a minority group, possessed the majority of the political and economic...
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Re: Terrell Owens Finally Released by Philadelphia Eagles

leart ·
I don't know what the exact wording is in the collective bargaining agreement, but there has to be something done about loopholes in Contracts whereby a player can just refuse to play unless he got more money. In T.O.'s case he had just signed his contract a year or so earlier. I've seen some other Players renegiotate their contract with less fanfare, but there has to be a rule where a Player agrees to a certain Contract for a specific Period of time, and he has to live up to that. I also...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

bigddouble ·
Damn- Tell us how you really feel HonestBrother! I don't think you have to defend your case to anyone here. Just stop falling for the same trap if one is being set for you. Personally, I'd love to see an old school rap battle (cage match style!) between the two of you in the ? forum - don't feel bad though, I'm on v's s--t list too, if that makes you feel any better. Like I said before - It's time to light this baby on fire and let it float out to sea! ---- this thread
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Re: Illegal Immigration

4YAINFO ·
Thousands of African-Americans and legal immigrants were made homeless, jobless and displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Many of them would take the jobs these illegals are obtaining in a minutes notice---but I don't see any efforts by good Ol' Uncle Sam to match these citizens to these jobs. If the military draft was re-instated only citizens and legal immigrants would be called upon and not illegals. This issue would strike very close to home if the son or daughter of an American family was...
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Re: Condi for President? No thank you.

HonestBrother ·
IMO A Rice candidacy/presidency would be disastrous for black political interests If she continues G.W.'s policies - and there is little reason to doubt she will - she'll be disastrous for the country...but the mere fact of her race will confuse (and split) the black vote. If you want to know who NOT to support: Look at who the establishment IS supporting and positively fantasizing about now: 1. Condoleeza Rice 2. Hillary Clinton (both of whom have MUCH more support among blacks than they...
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Re: White Collar Gals Loving Blue Collar Guys

Rowe ·
TRADITIONAL ROLES WERE SET IN PLACE FOR A REASON Oh my , I'm beginning to see why modern marriages are wrought with so many problems! Think about this: If a woman is paying the weight of the household bills, which means the family's livelihood is largely dependent on her stream of income, what do you suppose will happen once she becomes pregnant and must take maternity leave? What if the couple unexpectedly has twins, or triplets, and consequently decides that it's just better for the mother...
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Re: White Collar Gals Loving Blue Collar Guys

HonestBrother ·
BTW, my only point was that if I'm making $80K/yr why is it that I can't date or even marry someone making $100/yr? Some insist on the man always being on top regardless... I really doubt if modern marriage is in trouble because women are making more money (within a marriage). There is no evidence (that I'm aware of) supporting this. In fact, one can argue that modern marriage is more threatened by the fact that women can work outside the household at all. I.e., women have more options.
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Re: White Collar Gals Loving Blue Collar Guys

Black Viking ·
I understand your point Sister Rowe, and I don't disagree with it. My question was leading to the repercussions of merging lifestyles. If a woman makes 80k a year, and she marries a man who makes 40k, then when she goes through maternity everyone has to live on 40k. This is completely possible to do, if people (particularly the woman, in this case) are willing to submit to a lower standard of living for the sake of the child. It seems silly to me for a family to lose even part of it's...
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Re: Creating Endorphins

Frenchy ·
Go back and read taffy 's previous posts/novels
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Re: Creating Endorphins

FireFly ·
um... that sounds like punishment... he may need therapy after that!
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Re: The Disgraceful King Children...

tmonster ·
yup, C/S. I saw that too
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Re: Mexico's War On America: Resultant Collateral Damage

blaqfist ·
Wow... All that and no mention of the US's illegal invation of Mexico in the 1800's... Who outlawed slavery 1st..? Mexico or the US? Why did the US pre-emtively invade Mexico?
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

msprettygirl ·
that's a name i haven't heard in a while either. i used to listen to her back in the day when she was in groove theroy and then went solo-thanks virtue i'm off to download i'm listening to prince's new albulm now. i am not really a big prince fan but i am burning it for my mom who loves him. it sounds alot like a throw back to the 80's prince that i grew up on.
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

Vito ·
I don't mean "go to war" in the traditional sense; that is, I don't mean we should aim to kill. I meant if figuratively, but very seriously. We must design a good plan, perhaps even a secret plan, for economic, political, and social success, and when our plan is finished, we must go to war against the racist empire, against a cruel legal system--even against dependency on White America for sustenance. We must go to war and finish what was started so long ago. The first phase happened in the...
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

Vito ·
And I would like to add that it is nonsense to think that there is a problem that we face in our community that we can not solve by ourselves. Planning and utter dedication is all that's needed. Intelligence, motivation, and dedication above all else. Above all else! White people and the government will never solve our problems. They did not solve them in the 60's and they will not solve them in the 21st century.
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

James Wesley Chester ·
I agree that we, who are of known and unknown African ancestry, are the solution to our problems. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Food for thought

umbrarchist ·
What do I put in for recipient email(s) ? um
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Re: Food for thought

tmonster ·
send it to yourself then post the link that they email you
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Re: what has happened to our sense of protest??

EbonyRose ·
No, I wouldn't say we've been zapped by anything. We've merely become complacent. Those issues that existed when we were marching no longer exist ... and most importantly, nobody's telling us to do so. At least, nobody we listen to, anyway. One interesting thing I've been heard from several people that I've talked to in L.A. is that a lot of those protesters are young (16-mid 20's) and have no idea what they're really protesting about. They're out there because they're been told to do so by...
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Re: what has happened to our sense of protest??

ricardomath ·
I suspect that most of these kids (many of whome are US citizens) really do know what they are protesting about. What really sparked this was the House Immigration Bill HR 4437, which would Criminalize a whole class of people, including their parents. That seems like a pretty good motivation to march to me. There have been protests by immigrants in the past, but these marches aparently dwarf past marches. But their families and communities are under attack by this bill. Whole communities of...
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

Yemaya ·
This is a side affect of the socio-economic, race issue that affects African-Americans. Not to mention the high amounts of processed or enhanced foods we eat. If just a few generations ago black people could live to be over 100 years old or well into their 80's and 90's without much medical care, there is an underlying issue. Because of medical problems I've been having recently, I think that its because of some of the foods we eat. For example, the high incidence of fibroids in black women.
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Re: what has happened to our sense of protest??

Yemaya ·
I agree. We always second guess ourselves as well. Hell, if its not worth fighting for, its not worth having! We've gotten too comfortable and if we don't get uncomfortable, we'll find ourselves exactly where we don't want to be.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

FireFly ·
with your recent 'diet' you might also be partial to John McLaughlin's ~ Birds Of Fire ~ [Mahavishnu Orchestra] cd from the 70's - if not already. i loved it then and I love it now. noone... I repeat noone can play guitar like this man...(ok hendrix comes close but not close enough).
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Fagunwa ·
Hendrix is god don't you blaspheme in here! Do you live in my house or something? Santana and John M that's heaven right there (love, devotion and surrender).
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Khalliqa ·
Santana!!! Yep! A Santan fan right here! Sorry, just had to shout that out! Peace, Virtue
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

Fine ·
My approach is from a 'psychologically grounded' perspective.... I believe it is a overt statement of white men's repressed desires towards black women. It was political profiling as well, though. Tsk, tsk, tsk--nothing has changed. However, our attitudes and thinking should change. We need to realize and understand that when this type of rhetoric comes out of the mouth[s] of non-hueman[s] that it is purely a displaced projection of their own paranoias/and repressed feelings of inadequacy.
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Yemaya ·
Its not right. If you come here and don't have proper status under the laws of this country, why should you benefit from a system that has been paid into by people like myself? Its not right. Its just another enticement to bring more cheap labor into the U.S. Let me ask, where are they doing this?? I have an idea, but I want to see if we're thinking of the same state(s).
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

FireFly ·
I was talking about GUITAR PLAYING actually.... but, at least we agree on something...lol... but... let's not forget HERBIE HANCOCK either, thank you very much. he is awesome... seen him live many times... hmmm... where's his drum cd... heaven sent! .
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Re: I don't mind immigration..It's the political double standard I hate!

ZAKAR ·
The brothers i know from cuba tell me different, they came over illegal on a small raft and had to haul azz in the middle of the night when they arrived in the late 80's they still have to live in the shadows but its just thier story(unfortunately one of my homies from Cuba was killed in DC not to long ago)
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Re: I don't mind immigration..It's the political double standard I hate!

MBM ·
Not sure when the current policy came into effect. Remember the Mariel Boat Lift situation in the early 80's.
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

Vito ·
I'll add something more: Because I was so incensed, I called one united and asked for a listing of their banks. I was pointed to an online newsletter. Below is the current and correct list of One United Branches, the bank that you implied did not exist. Massachusetts Federal (Headquarters) 133 Federal Street Boston, MA 02110 (617) 457-4400 Roxbury 2343 Washington Street Roxbury, MA 02119 (617) 442-4436 Florida Miami 3275 NW 79th Street Miami, FL 33147 (305) 696-0700 Lauderdale Lakes 2412...
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