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Re: Did Anybody See...?

MBM ·
Katrina contracts worth billions raise worries about waste By Seattle Times news services WASHINGTON "” Lawmakers who approved more than $60 billion to help rebuild the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina said yesterday there are worrisome signs of wasteful spending. Citing no-bid contracts and relaxation of government spending rules to speed the flow of money to the stricken area, House members said government auditors need to be aggressive in their oversight. "I fear that the days are soon...
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Re: $25,000 Stolen from Red Cross

Kevin41 ·
Red Cross, Black Pastors at Odds Ministers in Atlanta say the aid organization has spurned their offers of help. About 50,000 Katrina evacuees have taken shelter in the city. By Jenny Jarvie Times Staff Writer October 11, 2005 ATLANTA "” When the Rev. Timothy McDonald arrived at a Red Cross shelter to serve baked chicken, collard greens and macaroni and cheese to hurricane evacuees, a Red Cross volunteer told him they could not accept his food. McDonald, shocked and disappointed, approached...
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Re: AA's Next Battleground: Minority Fellowships

James Wesley Chester ·
---article But Sen. Barack Obama said the move could be an attempt by the Bush administration to divert attention away from the president's low approval rating.---article This does not qualify as a 'battleground'. It may well be what Sen. Obama says, but not a battleground. While these programs are clearly a selection process, they programs are for the assignment of money. They are NOT programs for admission to the university. If these neither these programs, nor SIU "...has engaged in a...
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Re: Waiting for "the Leader"

LiveLovePoetry ·
While we're waiting for a leader, is it safe to assume that we're being pushed backwards into pre-Civil Rights Era problems? I say yes. I think the key is better education with NEW black leaders.(emphasis on plural) I think that since being black is so diverse and varied, a group of leaders and thinkers should be cultivated to raise NEW, FRESH ideas. Think about it. Jesse straddles the line betweeen embarassing and empowering from time to time. Al is outspoken and sharp, but does little in...
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Re: Dating a sista/brotha after she/he went white...

Black Viking ·
Thanks for this list HB, very interesting. Even I should have thought of Barack Obama. Booker T. Washington? That was news. This is the best part though... Rod Woodson - Former All-Pro Safety for the Oakland Raiders and future Hall of Famer. Raider Nation!
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Re: Dating a sista/brotha after she/he went white...

Black Viking ·
Actually HB, this list is so good... I'm just going to print the whole thing out right here. Sure, Shango. Here you go... A * Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, former basketball player, Black mother and White father * Andre Agassi, tennis player Jessica Alba, actress, Mexican Indian father and Canadian mother of Danish and French ancestry. * Tatyana Ali, actress, Black, Panamanian and Indo-Trinidadian * Shola Ama, singer, She is half Dominican, quarter Irish and quarter Scottish. * Amerie, singer,...
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Re: Cheney's Chief of Staff Indicted

EbonyRose ·
Democrats to Bush: Don't pardon Libby WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Democratic leaders urged President Bush not to pardon former vice presidential chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was convicted on federal charges Tuesday. Libby's attorneys, meanwhile, vowed to seek a new trial, or, failing that, to appeal the jury's verdict. Libby was convicted of lying and obstructing an investigation into the Bush administration's actions leading into the Iraq war. (Watch Democrats use verdict to...
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Re: Grassroots Organization Seeks 1000 Men to Promote Family Values in Black Community

Lady CJD ·
Now that 2008 is here, the change has come along with it! We now have a Black Man who will stay in this race for the Presidency. This is it for us as a people. It's now or never. We must all be about our Father's Business. WE WIN all over this World when Barak Obama gets in that seat. Let us all make for certain he gets in...
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Re: Transcending Race

LieDecrypter ·
Pretty much... Nope...
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Re: Transcending Race

Romulus Burnett ·
What I've noticed over the decades is when a particular entertainer is so good at what they do, other races of people want to take ownership of their genius.That is something neither the entertainer nor the athlete nor the black race in general can stop. Michael Jackson is the only black man in the history of the human race that has truly transcended his own ethnicity. No other black entertainer or athlete has changed their physical appearance to mimic that of caucasians. Barack Obama cannot...
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Re: Health care and jobs

HeruStar ·
I think it's amazing that the notorious Healthcare Insurance interest groups are being exposed... maybe, just maybe Obama can find some sort of checks and balances that neutralize the monopolizing interest, that is the health care industry.
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Re: Health care and jobs

Noah The African ·
You are as big a fraud as Obama is. Health care will generate 3 million new wage and salary jobs between 2006 and 2016, more than any other industry . Seven of the twenty fastest growing occupations are health care related . Job opportunities should be good in all employment settings. Employment change. Wage and salary employment in the health care industry is projected to increase 22 percent through 2016, compared with 11 percent for all industries combined (table 3). Employment growth is...
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Re: Health care and jobs

Empty Purnata ·
And you are as clueless as the Republicans. In fact you sound a lot like one. You're arguing against a point I never made. I did not say that funding the private industry will not create new jobs. Service sector jobs are the fastest growing jobs in America but they are usually low-paying. You're talking about mere JOB GROWTH. I'm talking about GOOD-PAYING JOG GROWTH. I'm also saying it doesn't matter if health industry jobs grow if the general health of the US suffers and we continue to pay...
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Re: A keen grasp of the obvious

MBM ·
So I guess the author is more upset that Obama wasn't more critical with Arab nations? NTA I'm curious why you posted this.
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Re: A keen grasp of the obvious

Noah The African ·
I posted this because if Obama is motivated by PRINCIPLE, there would be consistancy. US presidents speeches are designed to promote their political or US geopolitical objectives. They should NOT be taken as ligitimate attempts to foster the improvement of the lives of others, but rather, to promote US interest.
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Re: A keen grasp of the obvious

MBM ·
And THAT is the principal.
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Re: A keen grasp of the obvious

Noah The African ·
And THAT is the problem!
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Re: A keen grasp of the obvious

NSpirit ·
This paragraph is really all that was needed. Anyone who disagrees that the dude has established a pattern of "speaking" to nonblack audiences and "lecturing" to black audiences isn't being truthful. Some might call that a "tough love" approach or whatever, but the pattern is definitely established. The article should have mentioned the conciliatory tone spoken toward russians as well...
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Re: A keen grasp of the obvious

Kweli4Real ·
This is one of my issues with Obama.
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Re: A keen grasp of the obvious

EbonyRose ·
I don't really have an *issue* with this ... IMO, the 'how' it gets told is not as important as the results that it nets. Personally, I think there are some Black people that do much better with being given directions than they do with taking suggestions. Because given a choice to do the right thing or not ... there answer is "not". And we all know how that goes. Quick story: I saw a show on TV two nights ago about a 2 y/o baby boy who weighs 187 pounds (I you not!) His ignorant-ass mother...
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Re: A keen grasp of the obvious

Kweli4Real ·
I guess my issue is not what or even how he says what he says ... only that he seems to save his ire for us; while giving his support to others. But that reminds me of something ... I remember a discussion in which I accused someone of ascribing to the "white man's ice is colder" theory for his/her constant criticism of Obama. To my accusation, this other person responded that he/she is harder on family than others because he/she has higher expectations for them. May how times have changed...
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

EbonyRose ·
It would seem as if President Obama IS expected to act like/be "the next Martin Luther King/Malcolm X/Black Messiah" contrary to some Black folks pre-election declarations that they would vote for him with no such expectations of him taking on that role.
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

Noah The African ·
Yes....I see what you mean. Visiting a city in crisis, one that happens to be unofficially 90% black, is akin to being a BLACK RADICAL. Yet, visiting a county known (in the state) for its anti-black racism and is best known Nationally for its Reagan Democrats (white Democrats (because of Unions) against Affirmative Actions, Welfare and black Crime) is Okey Dokey. Gotcha. It would be like Obama going to Mississippi and visiting a confederate Grave site while Ignoring the the places of...
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

Noah The African ·
Maybe it’s because the stench of BS makes me squint. When people use such absurd embellishments....it’s obvious they really don't have a valid argument. To imply that to expect Obama to visit Detroit, in his visit to the Detroit area, it to expect Malcolm X type behavior is simply disingenuous.
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

EbonyRose ·
Most people use 'absurd embellishments' with you because that's usually all a response to you warrsnts or deserves. Perhaps if you had been part of the voting population you would understand what the sentiment was behind the discussion surrounding Black people's expectations in casting a vote for an African American man to be president. But you weren't ... and your concept of the situation is disillusioned, at best, non-existent at most. Which is why it's so absolutely and utterly ridiculous...
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

Noah The African ·
Nice diversionary obfuscation ER. The botton line is that visiting a black city is in no way RADICAL. To expect and hope that Obama would Visit the City, the largest city in Michigan and the largest in crisis city in the nation....represents COMPASSION...not radicalism. For you to link such an expectation to expecting Obama to be Malcolm X like is just strait up BS.
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

EbonyRose ·
Which is why, I suppose, that Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon and every other past POTUS were such frequent visitors, huh?
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Re: Commentary: Gay is not the new black

kresge ·
But that is not what is going on in the SCLC situation as I explained before. The SCLC LA chapter took a stance (unanimous), and the president of the chapter was called on the carpet by the national. This is not a white LGBT outsider, this is a straight, black Baptist preacher. Moreover, there are numerous AA LGBT advocates out there who have taken Obama to task. It is not just white folks. Friends of mine like Rev. Irene Monroe has had several articles in the Black Commentator as well as...
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Re: Commentary: Gay is not the new black

shulamite ·
kresge, I understand your argument and agree with it - provided that Mr. Lee wasn't under a contractual agreement that whatever he said or his chapter did publically spoke for the national SCLC. What I take issue with is the author of this editorial saying "the failure of the SCLC as a national organization to defend the dignity and equality of LGBT families disqualifies it as a civil rights organization". I argue that it doesn't, as the SCLC - gay founding member notwithstanding - was NOT...
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

LieDecrypter ·
Noah, I'm not sure why you keep wasting your time with some of the people on this board...it has to be because you are garnering some type of amusement from all this. Personally, I've come to the conclusion that some of these folks are just going to have to learn the hard way... even though they mean well they just need to learn for themselves...others I find to be so beneath contempt I can barely even engage them anymore directly and the only value I see in dealing with them is exposing the...
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

Wiz1 ·
Detroit is what it is because of the black on black crime committed by black politicians. Coleman Young was well on his way to becoming the Robert Mugabe of Michigan, had he not died. But I guess you can blame Obama for that too.
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

Vox ·
Had Obama set foot inside the actual Detroit city limits, this thread would be about what he didn't do or say while there. Just to add some perspective... But why do they call Detroit "America's largest black urban center"? Does Detroit have the largest black population among US cities?
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

EbonyRose ·
Next, please ...
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

Noah The African ·
Vox...that may be true...but the REAL issue is ALWAYS the validity of what is said...not whether it is said or not. Yes....Detroit is the largest majority black community in America. The Cities proper of Ny NY and CHicago are the only cities in America with more blacks than the city proper of Detroit, but neither NY NY or Chi is majority black. Detroit was 84% black, with 951,000 people in the 2000 census. Today, the City is like 90% black with about 870,000 residents.
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

Noah The African ·
This is a case study of ignorance. The city of Detroit had 2 million people at one time (1950) and has been in decline since then primarily due to whites (including businesses) divesting from the city eroding the tax base and moving opportunity outside the city. The first black mayor did not come until 73 and the city had lost over a half millioh people (whites) by then (white flight excelerated after the 67 riots). Unlike Chicago, Detroits slave descendant problems are not masked by wealthy...
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

Xeon ·
Couldn't have said it better bro. It is what it is because of the home grown constituency (and don't forget the embarrassing hara-kiri demise of hip hop gangsta mayor Kawme Kilpatrick). For some bizarre reason, litigious Negroes are passionate about their finger pointing, blame gaming and paranoiac race conspiracies, never wanting or consciously admitting the fact that much of the chaos in black communities has it's roots in self sustaining black pathology. And when someone questions this...
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Re: Detroit (code word for blacks) snubbed.

Noah The African ·
Wiz lives in the "Chi"....Chicago is historically known for its corruption and the State of illinois is known for its corruption. So the question is why is the impact of so called black corruption different from the impact of white corruption? In other words, why does not Chicago, which is as much if not more corrupt than Detroit, in the same situation as Detroit?
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Re: Caption This.

Huey ·
Obama: "Why couldn't I give this medal to the cop, the cowboy or the construction worker (from the Village People)?"
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Re: Quit Playing Nice, Obama - Just Get Things Done

Noah The African ·
I still think that Obama and his election “team” are given too much credit for brilliance, in the general election, but I will give a little more credit for the caucus strategy in the primaries. I think the cards created an opportune situation, as much as, the wisdom of Obama and his handlers. So no one should have to preface their criticism, cloaked in suggestions, by paying homage to perceived brilliance of the Obama “Team”. Certainly there has been much less talk of brilliance post...
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Re: Quit Playing Nice, Obama - Just Get Things Done

EbonyRose ·
Obama aide says president still favors public health plan WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The White House sought to reassure jittery supporters Monday that President Obama is not abandoning the fight for a public health insurance option. The assurance came amid a media firestorm ignited over the weekend by administration officials seeming to indicate a willingness to drop such an option in order to secure congressional approval of a health care reform bill. The verbal maneuvering reflected the steep...
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Re: Quit Playing Nice, Obama - Just Get Things Done

EbonyRose ·
CBC, Far Left Blast Obama Over Public Option Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 By: Frederick Cosby, Special to BlackAmericaWeb.com Is the doe-eyed love-fest between President Barack Obama, African-Americans and political liberals over? Health care reform is giving Obama a headache, and the pain isn’t just coming from the pounding he’s getting from Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats, who complain that his plan costs too much and maintain that the federal government shouldn’t get into the health...
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Re: Quit Playing Nice, Obama - Just Get Things Done

umbrarchist ·
What makes you think things can get done in Washington? How many power blocks exist that we are not even aware of? What is to stop the people that run any bureaucracy from dragging its feet as much as possible on any presidential directive? But produce blizzards of paperwork to make it look like it is going as fast as possible? Does anybody really think that Obama is in control? I can't really comprehend how our economists and all of our universities can not talk about the trillions of...
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Re: O'bama's address to school children

Huey ·
Why should I or anyone here be surprised about this? I mean, when President Obama was getting inaugurated earlier this year, there were schoolchildren in my hometown who sat in an alternate room without a TV (recommended by their parents [who obviously voted for McCain]) to keep from seeing this historical event. Now bigots don't their children see Obama make a speech about education? are these idiots SMOKING/DRINKING/SNORTING ? I joked before that the mainstream (i.e. white) population...
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Re: O'bama's address to school children

zone ·
In 1991 Bush addressed children across the country with a message of study hard be honest and so on. Here are some of the predictable remarks from that time: "The Department of Education should not be producing paid political advertising for the president, it should be helping us to produce smarter students," said Rep. Richard Gephardt, then the Democratic majority leader in the House of Representatives."And the president should be doing more about education than saying, 'Lights, camera,...
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Re: O'bama's address to school children

Cholly ·
Quote by Nuggyt: "Direct brainwashing of children. A low presidential low. On 9/8/09 a political pedophile goes on the prowl in our nations schools. No matter how much you may love this nut - children aren't old enough to consent to being "touched politically." ------------------------------------------------ These folks aren't losing their damn minds, this is and has always been, their minds. So when Prez Obama address the nation's school children next week, let them protest; keep their...
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Re: O'bama's address to school children

NSpirit ·
I wonder what will be said about her: http://politicalticker.blogs.c...l-speech/#more-67657 Laura Bush Defends Obama School Speech From CNN Political Producer Rebecca Sinderbrand WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former first lady Laura Bush is defending President Obama's decision to address the nation's school children, telling CNN Monday that it is "really important for everyone to respect the President of the United States." "I think that there is a place for the President of the United States to talk...
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Re: Caption This: Obama's stare at SC Congressman Joe Wilson.

Yemaya ·
I think every black person in American recognized that look! It was the first thing mentioned by us about the speech. It was like 'Did you see Obama give that look?!" Hilarious!
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Re: Caption This: Obama's stare at SC Congressman Joe Wilson.

EbonyRose ·
President Obama: Your ignorant ass is soooo mine after I get through here. Speaker Pelosi: {Gasp} Oh no he didn't come up in here in MY Chamber with that foolishness!! Let ME kick his ass for you, Mr. President!! Just say the word and I'll take care of it right now!! V.P. Biden: Back it up, sister!! I am NEXT in line here ... and if anybody other than the President is gonna set foot in that ass ... it's gonna be ME!!
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Re: From here, what is the road to getting our needs addressed.

Momentum ·
This topic is more relevant now than when I posted it. I felt more optimistic than I do now. And I find irony in why I feel more cynical today than I did back in 2005 because I felt so great after Barack Obama was elected but I can't blame him for my cynicism, 2008 economic meltdown really hurt the black community and we are struggling to get some of that swagger back. Then it seems we are so flooded with negative narratives and events, perhaps its just we have become more aware of what is...
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Re: From here, what is the road to getting our needs addressed.

GoodMan ·
Originally Posted by Momentum: Old ideas and attitudes, religion, social caste systems, top down elite domination, economic slavery, social royalty are remnants from the Dark Ages. Slowly these attitudes are dying out. Those attitudes aren't dying out. Those attitudes only recycle themselves over and over again as economics turns over and over. Europeans and Asians, specifically Enlightenment era and Confucian philosophy, believed in getting rid of all those things. And then we had Western...
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