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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
NO! It is exactly that unbalance relationship that leads to a stalled, halted or forsaken "dialogue." Arguably, people could say Dr. King and Pres. Lydon Johnson started a "dialogue." For sure, a number of common folk or community leaders, mostly educators and religious leaders have had "dialogues." But hardly any thing that can be regarded as a serious "dialogue" where it counts, in the halls of power. As for Clinton's deal, you can research and look for opinions about that "conversation".
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
OPEY? Who are you talking to? And what are you talking about? Save the RHETORIC... and the leading/loaded, irresponsible rhetorical questions. Your rhetorical question is proof that you neither understood (or even tried) or come even close to doing anything but PROCLAIMING: Proclaiming that "You don't want that... (because I, OPEY, don't think you do - i.e. I haven't heard a word said, much less attempted to understand)." Leave your baggage at home and just deal with topics...
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
I mean to me it only makes since. For instance Vince Young, arguably the true heisman, was brilliant in the championship game. Brilliant in the fact that his 4th and 5 game winning touchdown sealed a multi-million dollar deal, and placed the coach on a pedastle. I don't argue that he should recieve any financial compensation, but I do feel that many like him shouldn't have to struggle through K-12 as much, and depend on their athletic ability to be accepted into good schools. God forbid...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Pace Tua ·
Toussaint, a few of your assumptions are flawed. For one, the assumption that free-market economies are free. This may be more or less true, but for us it's getting less and less true with each passing year. Government de-regulation, government interference, corporate collusion and monopolistic practices are limiting that free-market more and more over time. The result is less choice, not more. Good cases in point are the lack of enforcement of anti-trust laws that are on the books and the...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
I overlooked this forum, and started a similar topic on the board (This would really give good cause for the levee's to be broken in New Orleans and the 9th ward not being rebuilt right now..The most lucrative port, The port of New Orleans, just so happens to be part of the deal. Oh, also did you notice the regions, seems like all the minority ports to me.. Philly, New Orleans, Miami, Baltimore, New Jersey and New York!!!!!! Things that make you go hummm) By TED BRIDIS and DEVLIN BARRETT...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Nmaginate ·
This seems like a pretty good source (you can provide yours)...
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Re: The Cost Of Slavery Was High. But Who Will Pay For It?

blackblogger ·
I've had a frank conversation with a fellow brother on this issue. We concluded, on very short order, that any mass-wealth-transfer to african americans on the part of the united state government would not be supported at the outset by tax payers. The conversation ended there. It think it's time for both sides of the issue to revisit "slavery" in basic economic terms. It was a business: right or wrong. Holocoust vis-a-vis Slavery comparisons insult my intelligence. Do apples taste like...
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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: Ain't Just Whistling Dixie

Black Viking ·
Firt of all... I've got to see this film! IMO, that extrapolation doesn't go deep enough. That's why it's confusing. It wasn't agriculture vs. industiral. It was about money. Slavery was causing economic porblems for the North, and at the same time they weren't making much money off of it. The South, on the other hand, was totally dependant. For them, it was like choosing between being a multi-millionaire and being homeless. There really was no middle ground. It was about money. Great book!
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

ricardomath ·
BLOG | Posted 04/12/2006 @ 12:12am Dean: No Dem Position on Gitmo Ari Berman In Time magazine this week, Joe Klein describes how John Kerry responded to the revelations of torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in May 2004 by holding a focus group in Arkansas. Afterwards, Klein writes, "The consultants were unanimous in their recommendations to the candidate: Don't talk about it. So Kerry didn't, "never once mentioning Abu Ghraib--or the Justice Department memo that 'broadened' accepted...
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

keylargo ·
I'm starting to wish Dean had not accepted the job as Head of the National Democratic Committee because now he has to walk on eggshells and speak on behalf of the party. He should have declined the job and put in another run for the presidency. Then, we would hear his own personal views. As of now, he has to be careful about giving his own views as opposed to the Party's view. We already know the Democrats in Washington have yet to grow a spine and speak out against anything for fear of...
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Re: Green Card Marriages......any thoughts or experiences?

folobatuyi ·
It would be a rare day of rain in hell before I acually see an East Indiam guy marry a black sista. Not to bust your bubble, but I am a frank realist and afterliving in New Jersey for * years (college and med school), I am sure that this affair is only for a fling...As L520 pointed, East Indians are strictly caste-restricted and being black, we are considered by them as equal to the untouchables who tend to be dark-skinned as us. Northern East Indians tend to be fair-skinned. I am sure that...
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Re: Choose your oppressor

HeruStar ·
I may have mislead my intentions... I'll just be frank. If blacks are going to identify Christianity with oppression and african religous intolerance, then they need to show the same judgement towards Islamic faith. NOI are just as much religous pimps than any other Evangelical faith. Any faith that uses members to support the ministry and not a ministry that supports its members, is guilty of religous prostitution, and drug trafficking. "For a small fee, we can give you some temporary...
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Re: Choose your oppressor

Oshun Auset ·
The difference is with the NOI you get something for your money.
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Re: Welfare

Kevin41 ·
whatzgoingon posted, Answer me honestly. If white racism ended just like that, would most of the problems in our communities disappear just like that too? IMHO, what black people have been put through throughout our history damaged us a hell of a lot more psychologically than it did physically or even economically. Mental slavery is far worse than physical slavery. * Economics was the main staple of jim Crow that caused economic inequities that last to this day and was the basis of many of...
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Re: VOTE

Guest ·
Hello Everyone, As I type the political debate is being aired on KNBC, from 6-9:30 PM, Pacific Time. Very interesting session to which the question and answer session is very open, and frank. Don't care for Arnold Schwarzenegger or Bustamante. The Republican Tom McClintock appears to use common sense approach in reducing taxes, government spending, and improving the economy within California. _______________________________________________ Of Course I Can't Speak for Everyone, but I'm Voting...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Nmaginate ·
Besides drifting back into the conflicting ideas of [1] saying both a good passing game (MLK) and a good running game (MX) are a part of [one good] offense and then [2] trying to separate the two by "comparing" them which seems to imply that they were on separate teams (**Note: I never heard of a team say the Kansas City Chiefs "comparing" their running game and passing game in an abstraction and trying to say in more or less absolute terms which one was more effective as if to say which is...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

MBM ·
Friend, in business people talk all day, everyday, comparing and contrasting different business strategies. Go to a library or bookstore; there are thousands of titles on how and why different companies did their thing in different ways? The objective of business is to maximize shareholder wealth. There are an almost infinite number of strategies and tactics to do that however. Same with military strategy. The objective is to secure military victory. Ever read Clausewitz or Sun Tzu regarding...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Prophetessofrage ·
Seeing that it's just the two of us Blacks speaking on this thread AfroMan let me be even more frank in my agreement with you..... Yes, how right you are all origin goes back to the BLACK who preceded all. The Black hand of the Sumerian wrote even greater truths that have been cast to the ground. A lot of the truth is coming out as Catholism that stole black legacy is now releasing the truth of the Black origin not for black's sake but simply for their own wicked agenda but still 'Black...
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Re: BLOCKBUSTER NBA TRADE!

Nmaginate ·
Hey!! I'm pretty excited about that too! I think I'm gonna be a Knick fan! They're playing pretty good as of late! Zeke has found his calling (and hopefully a long term home). He has potentially created a miracle in Gotham. They should contend and now have three legit scorers with STARbury, Houston and.... (Van Horn)... Deke & Kurt "Constipated" Thomas (don't he always look mean?) they have a solid interior. Shandon Anderson and Moo Moo Moo Moochie! Gives them energy and hustle off the...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Melesi ·
Unfortunately, the "Blacked out Through Whitewash" is an extremely prejudiced and bigoted site, full of half-truths and twisted perceptions, supposedly in the service of making African Americans feel better about themselves. It has a goal unrelated to truth, and therefore it is happy to spread falsehoods to achieve its aim. An example of this is its proclamation that Jesus was black, and to "prove" it it shows a bad gif file of a copy of a 6th century Byzantine coin that it says shows Jesus...
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

Norland ·
On Jan. 1, 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delcared free all slaves residing in territory in rebellion against the federal government. This Emancipation Proclamation actually freed few people. It did not apply to slaves in border states fighting on the Union side; nor did it affect slaves in southern areas already under Union control. Naturally, the states in rebellion did not act on Lincoln's order. But the proclamation did show Americans--and the world--that civil war was now being...
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Re: L.A. Police Revise Car-Shooting Policy

Michael ·
Funny how the Black community, specifically ambulance chasing Attorney Johnny Cochran, Poverty Pimping Danny Bakewell, a barrage of Black elected leaders, etc., are in mass about the killing of a young underage Black male driver by the LAPD, yet in Black on Black criminal activity ambulance chasing Attorney Johnny Cochran, Poverty Pimping Danny Bakewell, the so-called Black elected leadership, the usual community activists are as silent as silent can get, more likely missing in inaction.
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

blackoutloud ·
Greetings once again ER, it's always a pleasure to converse with you. I'm quite pleased to see the new responses. I hope everyone keeps the controversial conversation coming, while keeping in mind that every point should be written in such a way that we the people can comprehend it. I'm all for big words, but even as a Columbia University grad, I see the futility in using a vernacular that won't reach my people. I'm not trying to underestimate anyone's intelligence; I'm simply keeping in...
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Re: Anti-Gay Arson Terrorist Attack on UCC Church

ricardomath ·
Shemika, I was browsing the website of your precious Traditional Values Coalition, where I learned about a dangerous Fifth Column in US society, and even the military.
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Re: Study Finds Majority of Latino male immigrants hold negatives views about Black folk...

Blake Manner ·
Here's another article related to this topic: NAACP faces questions over ties with Hispanics By Sean Mussenden MEDIA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON As the NAACP, the nation's oldest civil-rights group, gathers for its annual convention here this weekend, it is increasingly joining forces with the newest minority power in American politics - Hispanics. NAACP supporters say that working with Hispanics is crucial in maintaining relevance in an era when Hispanics, the fastest growing minority,...
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Re: Being born before your time

Dusty Elbow ·
Preterm births and their costs growing More survive, but face more risks than ever By Frank D. Roylance Sun reporter July 14, 2006 Each year, a growing percentage of America's babies are born too soon, before they're physically ready to come into the world. More of these infants are surviving than ever before - at least 500,000 in 2004. But the survivors face increased risks of cerebral palsy, mental retardation, vision problems, hearing deficits, and other developmental and learning issues.
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Re: Report: Get ready for post-Castro Cuba

Sandye ·
The funny thing is that if anything happens to Fidel, Cuba will still be run by Castro. It will just be Raul instead of Fidel. I don't know much about Raul except that they are brothers. Same stuff, different day. **************Edited to add ****************** Raúl was born on his father's plantation in Birán, in the northern portion of the province of Oriente, on June 3, 1931. He is the fifth of seven children of Angel Castro y Argiz and Line Ruz Gonsález de Castro.Raúl attended the...
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Re: 100% Pure Dee Grade A BEEF

Khalliqa ·
I don't like Denzel.. He does NOTHING for me... I really don't "get it"... I mean he did the one thing with the two fingers on lips... that was slightly interesting for like two seconds when I was like 18. But Djimon? lawd... lawd... he's just too much man.. he is simply beautiful looking.... as Frenchy say: Jaysus! I wonder what is mind is like.... Do you ever wonder that? Like is witty? You know how some gorgeous guys have ZERO personality and you forget what in the world you thought you...
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Re: Botha Dies at 90

EbonyRose ·
Mandela praises arch enemy Botha after apartheid-era leader dies by Chris Otton The leaders of the new multi-racial South Africa have paid generous tribute to former enemy P.W. Botha, crediting him with a role in the downfall of apartheid and offering him a state funeral. The passing of Botha, who died in his sleep on Tuesday night at his home in the Western Cape, served as a sharp reminder of the bitter racial conflict which he presided over as prime minister and then president from 1978 to...
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Re: Looting... a deeper look

FireFly ·
I was waiting to see when Condaleeza Rice would put in an appearance on the media.... and then I did... and then I heard what she had to say. I thought this might have been a moment of epiphany for her. As in.... A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something. A comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization: "I experienced an epiphany, a spiritual flash that would change the way I viewed myself" (Frank Maier). Obviously not.
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Re: More Likely Black People Should be Angry With Our Own Leadership!

Michael ·
...say what you will, but the fraudulent actions of the Democratic Party killed off any chance of the Democrats winning the election. ....Now back to the topic, the so-called Black elected leadership, and other influential Black people knew what was about to take place, and these individuals in positions of influence all refused or neglected to give advance warning to the Black indigent left behind. ************************** New Orleans had a plan to warn the poor, but it sat on a shelf in...
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Re: Reaction to Katrina split on racial lines

Kweli4Real ·
This might prove educational, Marty. It seems that the failings just keeps going up. Chertoff delayed federal response, memo shows BY JONATHAN S. LANDAY, ALISON YOUNG AND SHANNON MCCAFFREY Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON - (KRT) - The federal official with the power to mobilize a massive federal response to Hurricane Katrina was Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, not the former FEMA chief who was relieved of his duties and resigned earlier this week, federal documents reviewed...
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Re: "Don't they teach geography here?"

Vox ·
What's interesting about this thread is that different countries have different ideas about continents, and about exactly what "America" is. From this Wikipedia article : The 7-continent model is usually taught in Western Europe, the United States, Australia, and much of Asia. In Canada, the government approved Atlas of Canada names 7 continents and teaches Oceania instead of Australia, however most schools view North and South America as subcontinents, as well as Europe and Asia, hence most...
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Re: The ex-presidents' club

James Wesley Chester ·
The Carlyle Group is known to most 'informed' people in this area. Frank Carlucci is a 'local boy'. He graduated from a prominent private school, Wyoming Seminary, that attracts enrollment from around the nation, and parts of the world. When we had our version of 'Katrina', in 1972, Nixon didn't send a 'Brown'. He sent Carlucci. ?he Carlyle Group is a private accumulation of power. Ex-presidents are simply facilitators; greasers of the halls of governments. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Guest ·
The standard of proof that the PLAINTIFF must prove that he was discriminated against rather than the DEFENDANT, if an employer having to prove that THEY did not? And you call THIS the "stripping" of Civil Rights? Here is the Toyota case that I think that you are speaking of: http://www.thenation.com/docprem.mhtml?i=20020211&s=johnson Please show me where the standard of proof has been changed? Yes there are big problems with the enforcement of the ban on felon voting and the voters list...
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Re: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Kweli4Real ·
Your request was to point out instances where "evil Conservative Republicans" have successfully turned back since the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 was passed?" And, your response ... "But they do it too?" Which is worse, someone cheating that intends to harm you; or, someone cheating that may or may not mean the best for you? I hope you understand the distinction. If not, while you may argue that Democratic policies are not helping the Black community, it is clear that the "evil Conservative...
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Re: Stanley "Tookie" Williams

sunnubian ·
". . . His vocal support of MOVE's uncompromising life-style lost him jobs at Black stations, and he was forced to moonlight to support his family. The mayor's outburst marked the beginning of a campaign of police harassment that included such subtleties as a cocked finger and a 'bang bang' from a smirking cop, and escalated to a late-night police beating of Mumia's brother on the street. Mumia was driving a cab that night. It is undisputed that he intervened. It is undisputed that both he...
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Re: Jesus Had Brothers and Sisters

Melesi ·
fine, Surprise is not an answer, nor is pointing to someone else's answer. We have heard from Gerald Smith, and he was wrong. He obviously neither knows Hebrew nor asks Jews what they think. he apparently is in the habit of making sweeping overgeneralizations (as in his comment that whites are seen as doing white-collar crime, and we do the "low," violent crime. For crying out loud: Marion Barry did drugs, not violence; Jesse Jackson skimmed money off Operation PUSH; Frank Raines oversaw...
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Re: SEND US BACK to AFRICA.....

KISONGO ·
It's funny when black American people talk about America as if it's their country. The laws were not made for you and they never will be changed in your favor. The American dream wasn't either. I must be frank, you sound stupid when you say Africa is not a place for you to live. It's even more ridiculous when you people flat-out refuse to look anywhere else aside from America. That just shows that you are more than content with being crapped on your entire life. Being second-class citizens,...
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Re: What does Freedom of Speech Mean?

Blacksanction ·
You cannot have freedom without responsibility. That is why there are laws to protect against threats to life, false alarms and aircraft jokes. There is a big difference between political correctness and responsible speech. We need to encourage frank discussions w/o the usual liberal/conservative bullshit.
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Re: Jamie Foxx Asks Governor Swarzenegger For Clemency of "Tookie"

Fine ·
"Arnold is really caught in a bind," said author and political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson. "He's up for re-election next year and he's not going to win without iron-clad support from his conservative base. And when you look at the climate, California is still a death penalty state. I can't see a win-win for Arnold Schwarzenegger granting clemency to Tookie Williams. It doesn't fly. Tookie Williams, to be brutally frank, is doomed." ...
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Re: Bible = The Word of God?

Nmaginate ·
Who the heck is "we"?? I mean, please say something that means something. "Everything can be suspect." Really? What is that stuff about? There is nothing in dispute, nothing to doubt about the "interesting fact" of 4000 vs. 4500. When it came to the pseudo-science of racial superiority/inferiority, there were living contradictions to that BS, both scientifically (in terms of the methodology, etc.) and among those very persons who disproved any such theories. To talk about what "we" would...
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Re: Bible = The Word of God?

Nmaginate ·
ROWE, first of all, I, for one, have also had my own personal Christian experience as I believe most of us have had or have... With that out of the way, again, you are faced with the fact that the questioner, KRESGE, is a Christian himself. So, while it may be true that a lot of Black Christians and Christians are generally taught in the way you specified, there are also "alternative" and still Christian views... as MELESI has, also, accounted for. Be that as it may, you have still failed to...
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Re: KKK to March Right Here in Des Moines, Iowa

UppityNegress ·
This has the potential for so much fun! Even though they are anti-homosexual in this one, the KKK as a whole are still anti-Black. Boy would I love to get some gays with a Nazi fetish to parade around. can you imagine some guy prancing around looking like a cross between Dr. Frank N. Furter and der Fuhrer? Not only would it be one giant "eff U" to them, but pretty humorous, too. Or better yet, get some robes similar to the Klan, and have banners proclaiming to be knights of the Ku Kocks Klan...
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Re: KKK to March Right Here in Des Moines, Iowa

Michael ·
"Are you planning to fly out here to march with the KKK here in Des Moines? You do have a tendency to link to KKK, Nazi, and other White Supremicist websites to back up your arguements, after all." by ricardomath ***************************** ....couldn't leave such an erroneous statement unchecked, and unchallenged... ....and since it was directed at me, quite naturally I had to be very frank, once again.... .......the response again being.... ....nope ricardomath, I have no connection to...
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Re: Ghana beckons U.S. with plan for dual citizenship

Dissident ·
Who said anything about forcing people out? And who is "them"? Stop being so dramatic. Man, you just don't get it do you. But then again how can a grown man who walks around in athletic costume be taken seriously or even comprehend the most rudimentary premise. But for argument sake let's discuss cooperative economics with continental Africans. Lifetime visas and dual citizenship with African nations that may participate in such an historic event could enable AA's and Africans in diaspora...
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Re: Rep. Frank backs Patrick for governor

HonestBrother ·
Good for Rep. Frank... He just went up a notch in my estimation
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Re: Urban renewal always means Negro removal

Against All Odds ·
...and the perverted nature of the Black community beats out urban renewal as applied to the acceleration of Negro removal. However, unlike our own community, given enough time other ethnic groups do make it a point to make those who violate the law accountable for their wrong actions..... ************************************* THE ENRON VERDICTS Enron's Top Executives Are Convicted of Fraud By Thomas S. Mulligan, Times Staff Writer May 26, 2006 HOUSTON "” Handing the government its biggest...
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Re: The Good in Black People vs.......

Against All Odds ·
'So what's wrong with the above post? It's as factual as some of the posts by some of the members preceding it." by Kweli4Real ....now speaking of being factual and being on the real..... .......William Jefferson, and the like face criminal indictment, for criminal actions truly committed...... .....and credit for blowing the whistle on William Jefferson is not due the Black community. Mind you, unlike Caucasians, Black people should be the first to confront those who steal from the Black...
 
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