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Re: Asking too much?

tru2urself16 ·
I've waited to repsond to some of the things posted because I wanted to think about my reasoning for my choice. Now I can't say that my choice has anything to do with religion or thinking that by beinging a virgin I am holy or clean, it's not. I respect people who have different views than mine and I think that it's your own choice and that you have to do what;s right for you. In the past few days I've been thinking about that more and more. That I have to do what's right for me just like...
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Re: Asking too much?

MidLifeMan ·
You obviously have a good head and heart. There is NOTHING wrong with your reasoning. Everyone that has responded gave some very good advice. I learned a very important lesson at a very early age and it helped me to avoid making some bad decisions. The lesson I learned is that TRUE friends accept you for who and what you are. A real friend is not going to "encourage" you to do something that you don't want to do or would cause harm. I wish more young people could learn this and stop making...
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

kresge ·
Great letter. I think that some media outlets would pick it up and carry it; e.g., the black press and the liberal alternative media. It makes a great deal of sense to me. By the way, do you know what the graduation rate of black athletes are at UT. When I was in college in the 80's attending an SEC university, a study came out showing that many of the schools in the conference had not seen any black athletes graduate in over a decade.
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
From Monsters and Critics.com Africa News Mali farmers don`t want GM crops By UPI Jan 31, 2006, 19:00 GMT SIKASSO, Mali (UPI) -- Mali farmers say they don`t want trials of genetically modified crops to begin in their nation -- the fourth poorest country in the world. The decision came following the first African \'farmers` jury\' to debate the issue, The Independent reported Tuesday. During the five-day meeting arguments for and against GM crop technology were presented. The meeting was held...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Major Barber ·
Perhaps we need to have Affirmative Action in the NBA. I want to be the old short Black guy on the team, so I can make $400,000 a year for sitting on the bench. For the last 50 years, we have known the standard: 4.0 and 1600! What has changed since the mid 50's? I was a former product of Affirmative Action and it destroys your soul. As a young man who scored on over 1200 on my SATs, I received scholarships without trying. I pissed the opportunity away. Later in life having to work hard to...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
Major ... What/Where is the NBA's equivalent to an SAT? But, yeah... A guy with no B-Ball skills should get paid on GP just like an electrician or plumber should. Or better yet, a guy with no musical talent receiving an American Music Award for clangin' on a keyboard like a three year old. Somehow, somewhere this NBA stuff has to make some kind of sense. As for your personal story... KEY PHRASE: "Later in life..."And that's happened everywhere at all times, etc., etc. Hell, no doubt, people...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Kweli4Real ·
You're joking, Right? As Huey stated, AA had nothing to do with your "losing your soul" or "pissed [your] opportunit[ies] away." First, I distinctly recall that you to be a non-Black troll so you've begun with a lie. But even if you were Black, your so-called "loss of soul" is better described as insecurity and/or self-hate. Your pissing away of opportunities can be ascribed to youth, ignorance or stupidity, but not the OPPORTUNITY provided by AA.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
1 - I don't think it's a "hillbilly" song. 2 - MBM 's initial post is basically just an opportunity for him to trot out these Southern stereotypes and mock these people in a "what do these backwards yokels who listen to this kind of music have to be happy about?" kind of way. And I think that's crap. I said already that none of us are completely, 100% free. But certainly Southerners are under no more delusions than their northern counterparts, who are free to suck in all the smog from their...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MBM ·
Frenchy - I'm really sorry the point of the thread was lost on you. It has NOTHING to do with "southerners" or any other stereotype that you may be sensitive to. It has EVERYTHING to do with the fact that here in America we are sold a bill of goods by our government and by the wealthy. To make a very long story short, we are told that we are "free", but in what way are we so? This is particularly the case for people who are poor and working class - who, basically, all they can do is struggle...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
Nmaginate , what are you talking about? I did not say that everyone who likes country music likes this song and I did not say that every patriot likes this song. Clearly, whether or not someone likes a particular piece of music is dependent on a lot of different variables. You asked me for the genre of the song and who it would resonate with. I don't respond to obvious trolls. I think it's a huge waste of time. Furthermore, I'm not running any one-woman smackdown patrol. I contribute where...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
Nmaginate , either PM me or start a thread with some specifics or get off my back. I don't know what you are talking about. You're making it sound like I post side-by-side with the klan without saying a word and then jump all over MBM. Lordy! I am FIRMLY and BELLIGERENTLY against these ridiculous stereotypes. Please apply that to all the threads I apparently missed. Let me find out my words have clout around here. I do it where I see it. I did not and do not consider this a response to that...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
Surely, when you made you first post saying that, it had nothing to do with stereotypes of Southerners and the Elitism(s) you say in it. Now, how come that theme of being "GRATEFUL" hasn't been consistent throughout your posts in this thread, Frenchy? I guess if it wasn't one thing... you can just shift to another, huh?? Now what was all of that about? Yep!! What was up with that "BE GRATEFUL" shit?
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
You asked me what bothered me and I responded. It was not a response to what MBM asked re: what freedoms these people could possibly have. I addressed that particular point numerous times already. I did not have a problem with NativeAlien 's remarks about white people in general. Didn't find them offensive. Didn't find them condescending or elitist. Furthermore, I don't need your guidance on how to word my posts or where and when to speak. If something bothers me, then I'm going to say so.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
Where were the stereotype(s) about White people there Frenchy? At least try to be honest with your attempted dismissals. ____
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin, 1909-2000 'It was not hard for me to stand up' By DANA BOONE REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published on 2/9/2000 Edna Griffin, an Iowa civil-rights pioneer, died Tuesday morning at the Ramsey Home in Des Moines. Griffin, 90, is best known for her fight in 1948 against Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines, which refused to serve blacks at its lunch counter. Griffin staged sit-ins, picketed in front of the store and filed charges against the store's owner, Maurice Katz. He...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Nmaginate ·
Elder is high, drunk, pimp-slapped, etc. because of the disconnect. He knows the rule. Politics is all about "What Have You Done For Me Lately." What the hell is he talking about the history? Like there is a BETTER WHITE MAN or something? Silly BASTARD!! Last time, at The Barbershop , this mf was thumbing his nose at history:Funny how he showed right awful disdain for history there and never even came close to casting that history in a positive light, let alone putting a hellified spin on...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

Nmaginate ·
One thing to note, though, is how markedly different African-Americans are regarded when compared to Jews and Japanese-Americans. Though made out of fear or other such emotions, they are hardly misplaced. There is plenty of reasons to have those "fears"/emotions. They just don't make logical sense because, legally, there really is no reason to believe that it would go down that way (i.e. written in statutes), regardless of animosity Whites, even White legislators, etc. may hold. In even...
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Re: Good night, and Good Luck

FireFly ·
Look forward to hearing your review work4rymes Yes the film is an obvious parallel to what is happening today, but it is set firmly and convincingly in the 1950's. Rather than 'hitting everyone over the head' with his message, Clooney chooses to tell his story via the newsteam at CBS and in particular on air broadcaster Edward Murrow. I think the film was made more for those of us who weren't around in the McCarthy era, to prompt discussion and further reading. I don't think there was time...
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Re: What about dating single mums?

ZAKAR ·
MOST CERTAINLY. FIRST OF ALL A GOOD WOMAN IS DIGNIFIED, MEANING SHE CARRIES HERSELF WITH GRACE AND RESPECT. A GOOD WOMAN UNDERSTANDS WOMANHOOD, BECAUSE SHE WAS GROOMED BY ELDER WOMEN ON THE ROLE OF WOMEN AND HOW WOMEN RELATE TO MEN.A GOOD WOMAN IS INTELLIGENT, SHE IS CARING , SHE IS GIVING, SHE IS CONSCIOUS, AND MOST OF IMPORTANT OF ALL TO ME. A GOOD WOMAN OVERSTANDS THE PLIGHT OF BLACK PEOPLE AND IS A VANGUARD FOR THE BLACK FAMILY AS WELL AS A S WARRIOR IN THE THE STRUGGLE FOR SELF...
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Re: Another Danish? Noah's "I wonder what?"

UppityNegress ·
That's got to be the funniest (and unfortunately truest) s*&t I've heard all week!
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

Black Viking ·
Your past life diagnosis: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere in the territory of modern North New Zealand around the year 1675. Your profession was that of a seaman, cook or carpenter. ------------------------------------------------ My only problem is this. I was a female seaman, or carpenter, in the 1600's?!! That's pretty hard to...
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

FireFly ·
I like it!!! You were a power woman! Carpenter, sea-WOMAN, yeah! Go gurl!
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Re: CP Time

Rowe ·
I don't feel much like getting into a scholarly discussion about this right now, but John S. Mbiti, author of African Religions and Philosophy has a chapter in his book about African conceptions of time and space. Paraphrasing, he talks about how traditionally, African people live "in the moment." Unlike Europeans, who are incredibly time-conscious and time-obsessed, Black people will not restrict ourselves to oppressive time schedules. Our culture and the way we do things are much different...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ And therefore subjective, which all discussion of art ultimately is. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ While most discussion of art is subjective, not all of it is. The history of art is not, and discussions of art schools and methods is not, either. That was the discussion that I started. You will note that I did not judge the individual works of artists except for Jackson Pollack, and then only to the extent of saying that his art is all very similar to...
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Re: CP Time

Khalliqa ·
Aaaaahhh Mbiti.... I have read his book [i]African Religions and Philosophy thoroughly..... Time--- When you operate on "time" to achieve this one must be able to plan.... to plan one must be able to have enough past information and future assessment to be able to accurately estimate a time of arrival.... one must also be able to be disciplined enough which entails much prioritizing of responsibility to execute their plan of arrival..... On the other hand.... constricted time frames do not...
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Re: CP Time

Khalliqa ·
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

umbrarchist ·
In the old Man From U.N.C.L.E. television series there was an "evil" organization called T.H.R.U.S.H., it was referred to as a supranation. That is what we need a Black supranation. Technology and global pollution make nationalism obsolete. The spread and dominance of European culture on the planet means there is nowhere to go. We must figure out how to cope with it where we stand. We need to create the: T echnological H eirarchy for the R essurection and U nification of S uper H umans LOL A...
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

ricardomath ·
Dick Cheney is an illegal http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060214/ap_on_go_pr_wh/cheney_hunting_accident
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

Kweli4Real ·
Here's a better example of illegality: http://nationaljournal.com/about/njweekly/stories/2006/0209nj1.htm# That's a federal offense ...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Kweli4Real ·
Welcome back Toussaint. I see that you remain firm in your "free market globalism." Yet, you refuse to recognize that with globalism there are in fact losers that really weren't even in the game. You ask: I say ask any of the 100's of thousands of US employees that lost their sources of livelihood. For those above, globalism is in fact a zero-sum game. The globalism that you promote is exploitively as well as myopic. But for a Black person to support, let alone, promote a system that has...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
So, the South is growing faster economically. Does that necessarily mean the North is getting poorer? No, because there's not a fixed pie. Both regions can grow at the same time. In order for it to be zero sum, you'd have to prove that they cannot both grow at the same time . Good luck with that. First, who "isn't in the game"? Second, what losers are you talking about? People who lose their jobs? Resources shift and people gain and lose jobs. That alone does not make it a zero-sum game. In...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Toussaint. What you fail to consider is that everything is relative. Lets say that an area has a million residents and normative levels of population growth. Lets now say that there is little job growth, despite a growth in population. The net effect of that is that the economic health of the region is deteriorating, despite not losing any jobs, but because they are not gaining any jobs. This is why despite job growth under the Bush administration, his tenure is considered a poor performance...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
IRRELEVANT!!! And everything else you're "trying" - i.e. displaying - with your lawn chair logic is IRRELEVANT as well. Now, whoever you thought you were talking... Where did they(I) say, "You're trying to get us(me) to say it's ok for Whites(you) to use the N-Word." Logically, you can't get that out of anything I said, for certain: The thing is, it's really telling when people like you make an issue out of and try to justify Whites using the N-Word. That is, indeed, what you've "tried" to...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
You refuse to acknowledge I've constantly said any of the following, instead "arguing" by restating them as if they were an opposing viewpoint. 1) Yes, the teacher used a word innapropiate to the situation, I've said this several times, as have you. We agree, quit harping on the goddamn point. 2) I HAVE NO FUCKING PROBLEM WITH WHITES NOT BEING ALLOWED TO SAY "NIGGER!" NONE! ZERO! I'VE STATED THIS EXPLICITLY SEVERAL GODDAMN TIMES! QUIT HARPING ON IT AS A VALID REFUTATION OF WHAT I'VE SAID! IT...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
JACO?? Put up or SHUT UP! HOW ARE WHITES HARMED BY NOT BEING ABLE TO SAY "NIGGER"? Put up or SHUT UP! You called it "hypocrisy", you invoked the Civil Rights Movement et al... Answer the question. What the FUCK does that mean? HOW ARE WHITES HARMED BY NOT BEING ABLE TO SAY "NIGGER"? "ALL" my azz! Answer the question. What is the "OBJECTIVE TREATMENT" in this whole WHITES CAN'T SAY THE N-WORD thingy that amounts to anything worth mentioning in the same conversation as the Civil Rights...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

ricardomath ·
Their anscestors are from Japan. I believe that her grandparents (his great grandparents) were the last genetration in their family to speak Japonese. What I find particularly amusing is that my wife and pretty much everybody else often refers to him as "el chino", dispite the fact that "japonés" is a perfectly good spanish word. It's just not much used. I've never quite understood that.
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Yemaya ·
MBM, how many times have you asked this question?? I know that in the past you've asked and obviously recieved no response. The silence speaks for itself. If someone has a platform, political, ideological or whatsoever to stand on concerning this topic that might remotely consist of a response, I wish that they would speak up! This question has lingered on the board for about a year now and not one response has been given. Just let me step on my soap box for a moment MBM. I think that the...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Nmaginate ·
And HOW ABOUT answering the question: What has political and economic conservatism done for African America? What do black folks have to be excited about, or to support, in conservatives and the Republican Party? That's a TWO(plus)-PART question. Each element connects to and is inseparable from the other. So the question has to do with the POLITICAL and ECONOMIC CONservatism as manifest by Republicanism(s). And when you said this... We should have known: "Here is my shot..." ...That "your...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
How many computers were there in the world when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote Souls of Black Folk? Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903. The vacuum tube had not been invented. It would be another 5 years before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Do you have any idea how much that changed the American way of life? Du Bois was born in 1868. Marx didn't die until Du Bois was 15 years old. People are constantly talking about children being the future but clutter their heads with trivia from the...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Yes, among other issues, this topic is a heavily debated issue in Washington, DC. In fact, a popular radio host by the name of Michael Baisden discusses this issue quite often on his radio program. And each time that he brings this issue up ("Single Black Women"), a swarm of Black women call in to voice their concerns. I'm only 29 years old, and right now, I'm doing OK in terms of dating. But after listening to all of these women well into their 30's and 40's calling and complaining,...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

detroit1 ·
Your statement is under the assumption that people (in this case black women) mean exactly what they say. Maybe they complain just for the sake of complaining (and Mike knows this, but he's getting paid). I don't give people as much credit as you do. I like to weigh peoples voiced concerns against their actions/behavior. That is why I used the term cog. dis. to explain this contradiction.
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

FireFly ·
bubbly msprettygirl : New Orleans Fizz Also known as a Ramos Fizz. Created in the late 1800's by Henry C. Ramos in New Orleans. This drink became so popular that by the 1915 Mardi Gras celebration Ramos' 35 "shaker boys" could not keep up with demand. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 oz gin 1/2 oz lime juice 1/2 oz lemon juice 1/2 oz powdered sugar 1/4 oz cream 1 egg white 3-4 dashes fleurs d'orange (orange flower water) 1/4 oz club soda PREPARATION: Place all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

RadioRaheem ·
women should understand that as they age, their desirability in the dating/meet market goes down [for the most part]. Women simply have to change their strategy in their manhunting.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Kweli4Real ·
Conspiracy Theorists #1's response: To facilitate another "galvanizing Pearl Harbor event." And, I'm talking about a big "event." [BTW, I searched PNAC's website, it appears they have redacted the Pearl Harbor reference] It's a helluva lot easier to slip a dirty bomb, or even a nuc, in a place if your the one guarding the door. But I think the strategy is not so much to lead us into another military adventure, which I am sure that will follow; but rather to lead to the establishment of an...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Vox ·
The "new Pearl harbor" reference is still there, Kweli... It's on page 63 of the PDF file, page number 51 by the document's actual count. http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf But I just wanted to make sure that I was on a reasonably logical path with this. If the rest of the people in Congress allow this to happen, it is my cue that these wackos have taken complete control of the government. What kind of country will be left for them to control? Like Blaqfist...
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Re: Are Today's Women Deserving Of Marriage

bigddouble ·
You know, these discussions are becoming "which came first, the chicken or the egg". Sometimes men are at fault for failing relationships, other times women are at fault. Sometimes, the person in the mirror is the reason your s--t didn't work out! Damn people, it's ALL of our faults! . We can make better choices in mates. We can choose to behave honorably in our relationships. We can choose to open our hearts, in spite of past hurts. We can check our friends ( and ourselves ) when we go...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

bigddouble ·
You know, these discussions are becoming "which came first, the chicken or the egg". Sometimes men are at fault for failing relationships, other times women are at fault. Sometimes, the person in the mirror is the reason your s--t didn't work out! Damn people, it's ALL of our faults! . We can make better choices in mates. We can choose to behave honorably in our relationships. We can choose to open our hearts, in spite of past hurts. We can check our friends ( and ourselves ) when we go...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
Updated Title: The Dubai-Al Qaeda Connection: Smoking Gun for Bush?/poll by Hummingbird Tue Feb 21, 2006 at 10:10:30 PM PDT Lots of stuff has been going back and forth over the whole Dubai Ports scandal, but one thing that has been neglected has been the phrase in the media: "There are connections between the United Arab Emirates and Al Qaeda" but it's been vague and hasn't really said much, other than some people from the Emirates participated in 9/11. Considering that any independent...
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Re: Babies having babies

Faheem ·
What you see befoe your eyes, can not be extrapolated out and made to apply to society at large. Teen pregnancy is at the lowest rate it has ever been since they started tracking it in the mid 70's. There are still a lot of young folk having babies but it is nothing like it was in the 80's or early 90's.
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Nmaginate ·
No disagreement. The two can and should co-exist "peacefully" - i.e. in harmony and in conjunction. The problem though (and this may be pretty biased, coming from my Nationalist perspective)... none of those "Assimilationists" were talking about any essential changes that they wanted or demanded from the system. Name one change Cornell or Tavis demanded. If that were so, then there was plenty of room for common ground. Farrakhan referenced Thomas Jefferson's idea of Revolution where it is...
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