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Re: Reporter's Notebook: Helping Students Succeed in Detroit

Xumbrarchist ·
Searched the article for "reading" and "science" and neither word turned up. I am not reading the article. Xum
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Re: No more Head Start cash for City of Detroit

sunnubian ·
Detroit Mayor: “The Waiting Game Costs 10 Million Dollars A Month!” [VIDEO] Previous Click for More Post by Mildred Gaddis in Detroit Now on Mar 8, 2012 at 8:05 am Detroit Mayor Dave Bing sat down with Mildred Gaddis the day after his State of the City address. Mayor Bing stated an Emergency Manager is not Governor Snyder ‘s first choice for Detroit. What is Detroit Mayor Bing’s take on this: “He doesn’t think Detroit can fix its self with an emergency manager. I told him we agree with that…...
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Re: No more Head Start cash for City of Detroit

Yemaya ·
What the hell is going on in Detroit???!!!!
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Re: No more Head Start cash for City of Detroit

NSpirit ·
Wow.
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Re: Cops Refuse to Stop Chase Plowing Over Multiple Children, Killing Them During Neighborhood Pursuit

Momentum ·
No way this would have happened in a white neighborhood. Black lives really don't matter to cops. Its a race war and blacks better pull their heads out of the sand. btw, I like that website.
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Re: Cops Refuse to Stop Chase Plowing Over Multiple Children, Killing Them During Neighborhood Pursuit

Norland ·
The person who saw those children killed will NEVER forget that scene. He/She will probably suffer Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. The babies' faces will never be erased from the brain. Damn!! Satan's going to take over this country to the point it's going to be almost impossible to live here if skin tones are brown to dark brown. Whatever thrill there ever was, it's gone living in America as a "black" person.
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Re: Cops Refuse to Stop Chase Plowing Over Multiple Children, Killing Them During Neighborhood Pursuit

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by homie: Nobody is safe in the hood!!! Yeah, no BODY is safe in the 'hood'!!!! Not even the BODIES of small innocent little children. And what's nauseatingly apparent also, is the fact that since this happened in Detroit , the cops were probably also Black .
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Re: Detroit School System Shuts Off Drinking Water Due to High Lead Levels

Norland ·
If there's elevated lead levels in the drinking water in 16 schools, how about all the rest of the water in Detroit, period??? What about the water used for cooking, bathing, washing hair, washing dishes, etc? How many years have there been elevated levels of lead anywhere in Detroit and elsewhere?? I think folks will get upset when everyone just starts dropping dead like flies everywhere; then it'll be too late. The Supreme Most High is getting tired of all our shit. A rude awakening's a...
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Re: Detroit School System Shuts Off Drinking Water Due to High Lead Levels

Kocolicious ·
I agree sista Norland. I think about that all the time and even in Cali-Compton has a problem with lead-base water. You would think in one of the most developed countries in the world.....water would be our least concern. But! It is and this administration cares less. No one has said a thang about it. And if my president was on watch? They would have worn him out over this obvious neglect to the American people. Bottom line? We have to go old school again and take care of ourselves like we...
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Re: Detroit School System Shuts Off Drinking Water Due to High Lead Levels

Norland ·
We're going to end up saving ourselves anyway. We've always ended up saving ourselves since we've been in this joint. Wait until the bullets start flying between black and white all over this land, it ain't gonna be cute!! That's what the Orange Tangerine wants; to make the joint "white again" that's never been "white" from Jump Street. Old Turtle Island's not the same. No fun any more. Can hardly go anywhere without getting a bullet in the ass, getting rolled over by cars, sending Coperoos...
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Re: Detroit School System Shuts Off Drinking Water Due to High Lead Levels

Kocolicious ·
You're soooooooooooo right sista Norland. I spent the better part of yesterday catching up with Iyanla Fix my life. I watch it because I am amazed how some of our young black women continue to having children without thinking and without "help" from the men who impregnate them. It also shows how many black women are still being raped as children and never tell. This is why they behave the way they do but are told not to tell and in doing so it festers inside of them stealing their childhood...
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Re: Detroit School System Shuts Off Drinking Water Due to High Lead Levels

Norland ·
Koco, I can't watch young black women these days, because they're too busy trying to look like young white women. False eyelashes, too much makeup, weaves north, south, east and west on their backs and above their titties. Too much for me!! Believe me, I catch holy hell from my daughter with my views, but they are what they are. When I was coming up, we made do with what we had and did a damn good job of it and looked good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No phony shit for my generation!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every now...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: You're absolutely correct. The people do have power. But notice how that power is defined and acceptable as long as you DO NOT question the existing system (any of them)? ============================================================= But that's the thing, M.C. It's NOT that we are not ALLOWED to question the existing system. It's NOT that we are somehow barred or restricted or somebody is standing shotgun, forcing us NOT to question that system. Or...
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Re: IS AMERICA DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE GENERAL PUBLIC FROM DANGEROUS MENTALLY DISTURBED PEOPLE?

Yemaya ·
I am so over thinking about what is good for America. I think that it's so sad that this man was killed in this manner. But let's face the facts with all of the other things we endure as African-Americans, mental health and self care are at the bottom of the list. Who really knows what was going on with the man who committed this murder.
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Re: IS AMERICA DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE GENERAL PUBLIC FROM DANGEROUS MENTALLY DISTURBED PEOPLE?

Xumbrarchist ·
What mentally disturbed people? The Economists? Xum
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Re: IS AMERICA DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE GENERAL PUBLIC FROM DANGEROUS MENTALLY DISTURBED PEOPLE?

Kocolicious ·
Yep! It's getting worse. Cuz folks don't wanna take their medication. Use to be the thought that the mentally ill wasn't dangerous. Not anymore. They are aggressive, threatening and confrontational. I blame Reagan. Cuz had he NOT closed down thousands of mental health facilities and change the law which says the mentaliy ill is responsible to themselves in terms of self-committing where no one can commit anyone into the hospital without the mentally ill person's persmission-that is the major...
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Re: IS AMERICA DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE GENERAL PUBLIC FROM DANGEROUS MENTALLY DISTURBED PEOPLE?

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: What mentally disturbed people? The Economists? Xum
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
I have no idea why the voters in the United States (not only state of Michigan nor the city of Detroit,) have allowed this 'circus' to continue for as long as it has. First of all, only after 'redistricting' in the state of Michigan, had Rick Snyder won the govenorship at all, thereby, calling into question his legitimacy. Strike one. Like it or not, Detroit is a city in-- and a part of the United States of America and therefore, where are the voters in what is supposed to be the 'greatest...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
Ultimately, if after all the monies having been spent in all the 'get out to vote' campaigns can be 'freely' ignored by the suspending of the one-man-one-vote effort by any politician that sees fit to dismiss democracy itself at a whim...then what is in place, is not democracy. Strike five. (As does American politics makes about as much sense as five strikes in baseball.) smh
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

sunnubian ·
Yet, no one seems to ever see this information paraded all over the news nearly everyday of the Obama presidency: Federal bankruptcy judge a second time tells Jefferson County sewer customer group to re-file lawsuit kfaulk@al.com " class="Avatar" height="40" src="http://media.al.com/avatars/3928.png" width="40" />By Kent Faulk | kfaulk@al.com on February 20, 2013 at 2:55 PM, updated February 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM Print Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge gives sewer customer group another chance at...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
Absolutely no part of this should be shocking or surprising. I know for a fact that I've posted updates on this site detailing the coming (and past tense) bankruptcies of several cities, including The D. However, this is what happens when denial hits a wall and sh*t gets real.....real fast! Outrage will increase as the denial mechanism breaks down. The problem for people who see this has a "political event" and thus reasoning that people should be more politically active is that the...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

sunnubian ·
What is it that you propose that African Americans do? I, believe that it is not the system , but the abuse of the system and the blatant disregard of our constitution , and 'will of the people' by our politicians. It is not the system, but the undue influence that corporate America/Big Business, Lobbying groups and deep pockets have on our politicians, our legislatures and even our Supreme Court . It is not the system, but, the carefully calculated and deliberate removal o f the system of...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by roarin1: Like it or not, Detroit is a city in-- and a part of the United States of America and therefore, where are the voters in what is supposed to be the 'greatest democracy' in history, beholden to the will of a single dictator? Where is the National outrage? To usurp the the will of the people by suspending the 'vote' of the people, is in and of itself (in reality...) treasonous (right?) Strike two. Where are the voters, indeed?? I can tell you where they haven't...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I, believe that it is not the system , but the abuse of the system and the blatant disregard of our constitution , and 'will of the people' want by our politicians. It is not the system, but the undue influence that corporate America/Big Business, Lobbying groups and deep pockets have on our politicians, our legislatures and even our Supreme Court . It is not the system, but, the carefully calculated and deliberate removal o f the system of checks-and-balances...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
What is it that you propose that African Americans do? Let it go. Im dead serious. Once you let it go, you'll begin to entertain ways of designing a new system that doesn't function this way. Here's the problem with the above, that's a characteristic of the system and NOT a separate reality from it. I seriously don't want to sound condescending or the like, but I don't think people mention the above....they (no matter how well intentioned) quite understand or value what's meant by "its the...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
My sentiments exactly . Sis Sunnubian And Sis Rose I hear you both loud and clear, however if this system were not inherently flawed, it would not provide 'apparatus' or occasion for tampering, rigging or gerrymandering what-so-ever, but it would provide stopgates in such activities and swiftly implement them. This exact same can be said of this political system. (and) I could not agree more. However, maybe it is cases like the above (and those others sited by Sis Sunnubian) that will...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
'ehh...though I won't hold my breath'.
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: What is it that you propose that African Americans do? I, believe that it is not the system , but the abuse of the system and the blatant disregard of our constitution , and 'will of the people' want by our politicians. It is not the system, but the undue influence that corporate America/Big Business, Lobbying groups and deep pockets have on our politicians, our legislatures and even our Supreme Court . It is not the system, but, the carefully calculated and...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Arguing that capitalism can be checked and controlled is like arguing that white supremacy can be checked and controlled. The very idea ignores the fact that it (in both cases) has no interest in being either checked or controlled. ============================================== What I don't understand is WHY you INSIST on giving ALL the power to those (capitalistic) entities?? Not that I don't understand that, yes, at this point they DO have it!! (Which...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Less than 90 days after the "fiscal cliff" was marketed as a deal/disaster averted, there are stories everywhere about cuts to everyday services that will make the lives of the people worse........on top of them already getting worse. ==================================================== The "fiscal cliff" being advertised as a "disaster" of any measure was a total and complete bamboozlement .... fueled by an ignorant and overly-sensationalistic MEDIA...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
That's not out of my desire for it to be that way. That's the history according to their own pen. Court decisions (from local to the supreme court) rule in favor of who and why? Laws are written from the perspective of (who) and for what reason? All of this before you touch the cultural celebration of the very wealthy, who's wealth is a direct result of the oppression we're fighting against. Elected officials are being set aside (with little concern over the legality of it) for the benefit...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Kocolicious ·
He really NEEDS to go and sit down somewhere and enjoy his golden years. His views are OUTDATED. Especially since most of blacks can read and question how can a man be devoted to the first master that enslaved his people. I just don't understand either. He's giving the version of the stereotype uncle Tom a new persona. How about telling BLACK PEOPLE especially the youth to STOP killin each other? That's one way to bring unity. Before one can clean up on the outside....one needs to clean up...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Yemaya ·
The problem that I have with this speech and his presence and frankly the Black NOI in Detroit is that they are now jumping in when that ship has sailed. Where were they when Dr. Claude Anderson was trying to purchase and establish an economic presence in Michigan to benefit African Americans? Unifying now when the city has been the victim of a hostile takeover by the state is no good.
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: The problem that I have with this speech and his presence and frankly the Black NOI in Detroit is that they are now jumping in when that ship has sailed. Where were they when Dr. Claude Anderson was trying to purchase and establish an economic presence in Michigan to benefit African Americans? Unifying now when the city has been the victim of a hostile takeover by the state is no good. This doesn't make much sense. The NOI was founded in Detroit and thus its...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by Yemaya: The problem that I have with this speech and his presence and frankly the Black NOI in Detroit is that they are now jumping in when that ship has sailed. Where were they when Dr. Claude Anderson was trying to purchase and establish an economic presence in Michigan to benefit African Americans? Unifying now when the city has been the victim of a hostile takeover by the state is no good. This doesn't make much sense. The NOI...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Okay .... well, I read - and re-read this THREE times just to be sure!!! And all I ccan say is .... HALLELUJAH!!!! And I hope SOMEBODY listens to him and is SMART enough to do EXACTLY what he is saying!!! If I had some money, I'd do it just because 1) he said it ... and 2) because it's the right thing to do!! (All except that "give it to the young people" thingy!! Nope ... the "young people" would have to EARN that money ...but they could do so by going to school, learning taking business...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Xumbrarchist ·
So did he say anything specific to do besides unite? Xum
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

EbonyRose ·
The real damn shame is that he would even need to be more specific than that.
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: The real damn shame is that he would even need to be more specific than that. THLF has never represented himself to be an economist, lawyer, engineer, surgeon, etc etc. What he (and others in their respective areas) argue is the reasonableness of Black people thinking and acting and building in ways that puts service to each other's needs first. There's a big difference between acting in ways that will enrich yourself, and acting in ways that will benefit the...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by EbonyRose: The real damn shame is that he would even need to be more specific than that. THLF has never represented himself to be an economist, lawyer, engineer, surgeon, etc etc. What he (and others in their respective areas) argue is the reasonableness of Black people thinking and acting and building in ways that puts service to each other's needs first. Unfortunately it is VERY difficult if/when you are wrapped up in a type of...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by EbonyRose: The real damn shame is that he would even need to be more specific than that. THLF has never represented himself to be an economist, lawyer, engineer, surgeon, etc etc. What he (and others in their respective areas) argue is the reasonableness of Black people thinking and acting and building in ways that puts service to each other's needs first. There's a big difference between acting in ways that will enrich yourself, and...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by EbonyRose: The real damn shame is that he would even need to be more specific than that. THLF has never represented himself to be an economist, lawyer, engineer, surgeon, etc etc. What he (and others in their respective areas) argue is the reasonableness of Black people thinking and acting and building in ways that puts service to each other's needs first. Unfortunately it is VERY difficult if/when...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Did you see Q&A this weekend Xum? S. James Gates, Jr. was featured on the show. You may find that interesting. Didn't see it. Looked over the transcript. This is the issue right here: I remember something happening to my thinking when I was in about 6th grade. I noticed I began organizing a lot of things in terms of Black and White. But when I seriously thought about it I noticed race did not really have anything to do with them. There is no Black physics.
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Kocolicious ·
Brotha Xum! Good question. What ARE we gon do about it?! That's the million dollar question I've been asking for TWO decades. But!
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by EbonyRose: The real damn shame is that he would even need to be more specific than that. THLF has never represented himself to be an economist, lawyer, engineer, surgeon, etc etc. What he (and others in their respective areas) argue is the reasonableness of Black people thinking and acting and building in ways that puts service to each other's needs first. There's a big difference between acting in...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

sunnubian ·
"In my opinion ... I think it's a DAMN SHAME that BLACK PEOPLE (would) NEED to be given an EXPLANATION as to what it means to .... or why it would/should/is necessary ... to UNITE!! " *************************************************************************** This is so true and also what the problem is in the first place. I just do not know what it is going to take for Black people to wake up, to stop living on D'Nile about the true position the Black race is in, not only in America, but...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Not trying to be cryptic, just trying to keep my comments pretty general an accurate. To be blunt.....many black people do not give a sh*t anything unless there is either a direct benefit or direct threat to their daily life. Living between those two ends are what most call a comfort zone. When that zone gets rocked (ie Yes its possible for you to make ALL the right decisions in life and still end up unemployed, shot by police etc etc).....THEN attention...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
Neo-liberal is another name for neo-conservative. They are the same thing. Neo-conservative is a term somewhat unique to the U.S. while elsewhere the ideology is known as Neo-liberalism (for some historical reasons having nothing to do with being progressive). *I should also add, that the above is not exclusive to Black people by any means. However, as in many other situations we're deeper in the ideological mess.
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Neo-liberal is another name for neo-conservative. They are the same thing. Neo-conservative is a term somewhat unique to the U.S. while elsewhere the ideology is known as Neo-liberalism (for some historical reasons having nothing to do with being progressive). *I should also add, that the above is not exclusive to Black people by any means. However, as in many other situations we're deeper in the ideological mess. I follow your meaning now.
 
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