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Re: Anita Baker avoids jail in court battle

EbonyRose ·
Awwww ... poor baby. I had no idea she was divorcing her husband. She's been through a lot .. and, personally, I think she's kinda strange! But ... that's my girl!! One of the greatest songstresses of all time. I hope she finds peace at the end of this journey. And returns to the studio soon!
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Re: Anita Baker avoids jail in court battle

Croc ·
Hello....hope you don't mind me dropping in...I saw this in the topics and thought I'd pop in for a read....I'm a trifle confused though. Why is she having to give him half the royalties for stuff SHE wrote and performed? I can understand her having to split some with him, thats fairly standard but half???
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Re: Anita Baker avoids jail in court battle

Cholly ·
Interview: Anita Baker after the court hearing. http://ilovepwnage.com/video.php?v=NjM5MA == Divorce Law: State of Michigan . Property Distribution: Since Michigan is an "equitable distribution" state, the marital property shall be divided in an equitable fashion. Equitable does not mean equal, but rather what is fair. The court will encourage the parties to reach a settlement on property and debt issues otherwise the court will declare the property award. The circuit court of this state may...
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Re: Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

Xumbrarchist ·
There are sources of information that do not require school. And it's been around for decades but most teachers don't mention it. http://www.associatedcontent.c...motivate.html?cat=25 {{{ And that's how you use the genre to hook reluctant readers and to introduce them to modern science concepts that become more realistic every day. }}} Xum
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Re: Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

Vox ·
Reference: More often, though, I find their lack of writing skills are attributable to an increasingly alliterate society-people who can read, but don't. I find students who turn in papers with shorthand they would use in text messages: poor punctuation, grammar, Ebonics, you name it. I find it harder to be understanding in the Internet age with spell check, grammar check and various resources at one's disposal. I normally wouldn't nit-pick, but given the subject matter of Mr. Mathis' post,...
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Re: Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

Noah The African ·
I am also a graduate of Wayne State University (92). You would not believe the amount of people who don't get their degrees because of not passing their EP exam. English has always been my worst subject and I feared taking that exam because so many people failed it their first time. I took it in my junior year and passed the first time. My writing skills are bad to this day.....but I spend zero time trying to improve it. I think symbolically it looks bad but how would the students have ever...
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Re: Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

EbonyRose ·
Good googly-moogly!! I don't even know what to say about this story! This is dumbfounding! I mean, my jaw actually dropped while reading this! I will say this, though ... that the article itself (and the journalist who wrote it) spotlights the problem with why Mr. Mathis is like he is! In this day and age, too many times excuses and shortcuts and rationalizations are given for poor performance. And instead of enforcing correction of these problems, these people are given acceptance of the...
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Re: Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

James Wesley Chester ·
People frequently vote for people they can identify with. How do you like that sentence? There is no clear thought in the sentences you offered as an example. It does not, and cannot, 'bode' well for the Detroit City School Board. It would very interesting to know the communication-skills level of the board members. DAMN!!! PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

sunnubian ·
Reference: Good googly-moogly!! I don't even know what to say about this story! This is dumbfounding! I mean, my jaw actually dropped while reading this! That is exactly what I was thinking when I first read the article. But, after thinking about it, it may be exaggeration, but I don't know. However, I don't think that there a many required qualifications to be elected to a school board in the public school system.
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Re: Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

James Wesley Chester ·
I sorry, I just don’t think students are motivated by good penmanship. If this is something he loves to do and has a great passion about, that is more important than his writing skills. We need leaders who can manage and motivate. What if someone writes well but is terrible at math or writes well but has no people skills or write well with no managerial skills? In short, as a person who does not have good writing skills, it does not mean that you don’t have other skills that over shadows it.
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Re: U.S. Calls Explosion on Airplane "Attempted Terrorist Attack"

NSpirit ·
Reference: "We have real concerns here, because we know that Nigeria is a source of terrorist activity, al-Qaida connected activity," said New York Congressman Peter King, a ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee. When did Nigeria become a "source of terrorist activity, al-Qaida connected activity"???? Internet Phishing activity, yes, but terrorist activity??? They do however, have OIL ... Are they now to be a new branch on the "Axis of Eeeevilllll"??? I heard on the news that...
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Re: U.S. Calls Explosion on Airplane "Attempted Terrorist Attack"

EbonyRose ·
This could become a real problem. Up until this time they were more or less targeting/racial profiling Middle-Eastern/Arab-type individuals for terrorism potential. One of the reasons he wasn't checked was because he 'didn't fit the profile'. If the focus now shifts to more people of African descent ....
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Re: U.S. Calls Explosion on Airplane "Attempted Terrorist Attack"

Dissident ·
Good point. No doubt there are those who are salivating at the opportnity to use this incident as an excuse to expand the Patriot Act an Africom.
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Re: U.S. Calls Explosion on Airplane "Attempted Terrorist Attack"

Nquest ·
Reference: One of the reasons he wasn't checked was because he 'didn't fit the profile'. Didn't "fit the profile" ... yet "his name does appear on a U.S. intelligence watch list, but not on a no-fly list."
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Re: U.S. Calls Explosion on Airplane "Attempted Terrorist Attack"

Yemaya ·
NSpirit and Ebony Rose. Both thoughts I had when I heard about this incident. Now there was another 'incident' on the same flight as of yesterday. Coincidence, probably not.
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Re: Detroit Republican Open about Racism and Calls for Bloodshed

James Wesley Chester ·
At first, I thought that to give this guy even more exposure by reacting to his racism is the wrong thing to do. But...this guy's words, and he, need to be exposed for what they are. This kind of 'call from the top' is what ignites behavior in others. Typically, these guys themselves of are provocateurs not inclined to 'put themselves in harm's way'. Agitators. They greatest success is achieved when they go UNCHALLENGED. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Detroit Republican Open about Racism and Calls for Bloodshed

Kocolicious ·
Reference: They actually have gained voters knowing they won't ever have to work again, and still be able to have the luxuries thanks to wealth distribution. The given attitude here is that black citizens would rather have the government give them a life, then to go out and earn it. Isn't that why over 90% of blacks support Obama? Whenever someone mentions anything negative about the black population, the title "RACIST" is attached to them. Well go ahead and brand me. Because I think the...
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Re: Detroit Republican Open about Racism and Calls for Bloodshed

EbonyRose ·
You know ... a bunch of these White folks keep threatening to "revolt" ... turn violent and go out in the streets to "defend their way of life." Personally ... I'd LOVE to see exactly how that would work out!!! For armed, White militants in the streets, the government would have to respond!! With the "do or die" attitude of most of these nutcases, they would be gearing for a 'fight to the death'! Would government troops really be killing White people in the streets?? How many "Wacos" could...
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Re: Detroit Republican Open about Racism and Calls for Bloodshed

sunnubian ·
I get so sick of white politicians spreading lies and mythology about Black people in this country just to get votes or elected to office. First of all, who the hell are ALL these Black people on welfare in the first place, particularly that out number all the white people on welfare in this country? Who are ALL these Black people that do not want to work for what they have and are living off white people's money, as apposed to all the white people that do not want to work and are living off...
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Re: Detroit Republican Open about Racism and Calls for Bloodshed

Kocolicious ·
Reference: You know ... a bunch of these White folks keep threatening to "revolt" ... turn violent and go out in the streets to "defend their way of life." Personally ... I'd LOVE to see exactly how that would work out!!! For armed, White militants in the streets, the government would have to respond!! With the "do or die" attitude of most of these nutcases, they would be gearing for a 'fight to the death'! Would government troops really be killing White people in the streets?? How many...
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Re: Detroit Republican Open about Racism and Calls for Bloodshed

Kocolicious ·
I get so sick of white politicians spreading lies and mythology about Black people in this country just to get votes or elected to office. First of all, who the hell are ALL these Black people on welfare in the first place, particularly that out number all the white people on welfare in this country? To tell the truth, I'd like to know too. Who are ALL these Black people that do not want to work for what they have and are living off white people's money, as apposed to all the white people...
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Re: Detroit Republican Open about Racism and Calls for Bloodshed

Huey ·
Reference: Would government troops really be killing White people in the streets?? How many "Wacos" could the country tolerate to quell this type of 'rebellion'?? In a 'race war' would Black people have to defend themselves? Or would the police offer us the 'protection' we deserve against the 'enemy' ... and bunch of crazed-out White people?? And if not, would the Army have to 'put them down', too?? It definitely could .. and probably would .. get pretty ugly. But, for some reason, I'm not...
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Re: Detroit Republican Open about Racism and Calls for Bloodshed

Cholly ·
Huey, they are really good at talkin' shit from a safe distance and won't even consider going there: "Invade The Hood"?..the best damn reality show, action packed, drama/ horror/comedy ever televised.....where will nutjobs get their inner city directional maps from..... Yellow Cab?.......and if you thought that White truck driver Reginald Denny got his ass kicked during the LA riots after the O.J. verdict well.......and the brothers won't be lootin' & robbin' that day........that...
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Re: Detroit Republican Open about Racism and Calls for Bloodshed

EbonyRose ·
@ Cholly and Huey .... ... Yep! That's exactly what I'm talkin' about!! The nutcases don't seem to understand that this is not 1910 .... it's now 2010 !! And while the similarity is that Black people don't want to fight no more now than they did then ... the difference is that we are no longer unable nor unwilling to defend ourselves from attack. Them fools better HOPE the government intervenes by stopping them from entering Third or Fifth Ward, Compton or the South Side of Chicago - sheets...
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Re: Detroit Republican Open about Racism and Calls for Bloodshed

NSpirit ·
Perhaps tangential, but why are a lot of our people supporting gun control laws, when we need access to guns and ammunition, in addition to firearms training and perhaps even some paramilitary militia type training? If the ethnic majority hypothetically does go off the deep end because the vote doesn't go their way, what is it that AFricanAMericans would protect ourselves with? gangsta rappers and attitude?
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Re: One Hour Away from Flint, Another Environmental Disaster Looms as Doctors Tell Residents to Move Away for Their Health

Norland ·
Knock, Knock, Knock, Africa, can ya hear me? We need to come back. These "white" something or another are about to kill us all!!!! We ain't doing too well here, in case ya haven't noticed. Where's some land? We need some!!!!! Call us!!! We're waiting!!!!!
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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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Re: Detroit, Koch Brothers Dumping Ground

MaynardJ ·
You're the dumbest person to post on this forum. That is an astounding achievement.
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Re: Detroit, Koch Brothers Dumping Ground

Yemaya ·
Just what I thought... and I have many families who live in or near the city.
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Kocolicious ·
Having all this so-called documentation i.e. bible is what has gotten blackfolks in trouble with themselves. Because in their minds they think that since it's in the bible that are ordained slaves.... it must be true without giving ANY consideration that massa had control over the printing of the sacred bible and have the POWER to put whatever the HELL he wanted in there. And of course, he gonna put slavery in the bible to justify his cruelty of humankind against "heathen savages." "You see...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

sunnubian ·
The reason I posted the picture was to jar someone's brain that may happen across this site, to say, "this is what those who hate us want to happen, are you going to allow it?" [or continue to allow it to happen].
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Kocolicious ·
This is a GREAT picture my sista. Cuz veiwing it does two things. One: Onebring attention to the fact that SLAVERY is in our history....but! Slavery is in the history of other cultures as well...we are JUST the latest slaves i.e. captured against our will human beings in the last few thousands years. And two: slavery is the STATE of mind and will continue to be the state of behavior as long as we believe subconssciously we were NOTHING else. So I think this picture is very poignant and...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by 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...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Romulus Burnett ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Farrakhan outlined an economic plan of having about 150 pastors “pool our resources” to purchase land and buildings. “You could buy all those rundown buildings.” And then, “let’s go sell it and take some of that money and give it to the young people.” Ignorant . How about instead of buying up land only to turn around and sell it away, maybe SIT on the damn land. Develop it, market it and LEASE it to the movie industry.
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Romulus Burnett: Originally Posted by sunnubian: Farrakhan outlined an economic plan of having about 150 pastors “pool our resources” to purchase land and buildings. “You could buy all those rundown buildings.” And then, “let’s go sell it and take some of that money and give it to the young people.” Ignorant . How about instead of buying up land only to turn around and sell it away, maybe SIT on the damn land. Develop it, market it and LEASE it to the movie industry.
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

Romulus Burnett ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by Romulus Burnett: Originally Posted by sunnubian: Farrakhan outlined an economic plan of having about 150 pastors “pool our resources” to purchase land and buildings. “You could buy all those rundown buildings.” And then, “let’s go sell it and take some of that money and give it to the young people.” Ignorant . How about instead of buying up land only to turn around and sell it away, maybe SIT on the damn land. Develop it, market it...
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Re: Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

nuggyt ·
"Hollywood" has rejected Detroit. Nobody wants to work there.
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