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Re: Trapping a Man

RadioRaheem ·
1. I don't think it is a sign of a mental illness, just a reality check. Older women that desire motherhood have to do whatever it takes to get to that goal...and time is running out. 2. I think that older women have to 'fall in line' when it comes with their desire to be a wife and mom. I know from personal experiences in dating women well over 30 that marriage/child questions on a first or second date is a real downer!! But what choice does she really have? I mean if she is losing her...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

Sandye ·
Radio - you aren't being fair! Felix, it DOES apply to women as well. Everyone is accountable for their own actions and to a certain degree we are responsible for our own destiny as well. Women are not all looking to blame others for our poor choices. Generalizations can be dangerous ...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

qty226 ·
Folobatuyi, yes women should be held accountable for their actions as well........its just that i find that women are being held to a much higher standard than most men..........which to me is not fair. RadioRaheem......you seem to have a dislike for women in their 30's........and im going to assume youre in your 30's, and not married, etc. (if this is not true, then i apologize). But my question is........what makes you any different, than a woman in her 30's?
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Re: King Kong, The Movie

Isome ·
I have NOTHING to add to this, NO comments... it just needed to be repeated!
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Fine ·
The Rev. Gregory Daniels is a baffling idiot. His statement sounds almost as preverse as the actions of the NAACP who in 1977 defended the KKK in Dayton, OH while irrantly proclaiming that every American deserved a fair chance... IMHO most of these Rev Chicken Wing, Pastor Pork Chop types make me sick with their twisted rhetoric. They mislead the congregations who cling to their every word while adhering to a flair of un-sense of history. Amazing.
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Re: Tolerance of Intolerance?

HonestBrother ·
The KKK has a worldview too
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Re: Tolerance of Intolerance?

HonestBrother ·
Kresge, that's a good question. I suppose the immediate context is Melesi's accusation that I don't give his posts a fair reading. But to be fair, it goes far beyond that. As a single non-Christian, who has just moved to a new town, living in the Bible belt, in a place where the first thing people ask you when they meet you is "Where do you go to church?", in a place where even in the online dating community the women all declare "You can't love me if you can't love Jesus", I frankly find...
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Re: Tolerance of Intolerance?

kresge ·
I am grieved to hear about your experience. I spent 12 years in academia as a college/university chaplain. Before my theological training, however, I obtained a B.S. in physics and mathematics, and an M.A. in physics. So I think that I might be able to relate to your situation from several positions. With respect to the AA community, I think that science and mathematics, little priority seems to be given to these disciplines. There seems to be much more of a connection with arts associated...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
EP, Yes, John Locke and the idea of universal rights is very European, though they did not spring full-grown from the head of the French Revolution, especially that part of it that so quickly degenerated into the Reign of Terror and was well criticized by such as Edmund Burke, a supporter of much of the American philosophy. But this couldn't have arisen without the ground of the Christian faith. It's no wonder that the Magna Carta was forced on King John in England. It was a first step...
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Re: Million Dollar Baby

nayo ·
Me either; except Freeman' is good for those supportive roles to white males, wher he can utter, "get busy living, or get busy dying" comments of wisdom. I was especially 'displeased' with the character of the young black latina, who 'put' "Swank's' character in her predicament. The evil black woman, who would'nt fight 'fair'.
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
Affirmative Action: Who Benefits? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contents A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Affirmative Action Where Do We Go From Here? Bibliography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Few social policy issues have served as a better gauge of racial and ethnic divisions among the American...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
fair enough - I just took that if something had 'halted' then whatever it was had already begun. Keep in mind I have zilch experience and knowledge of a lot of US politics - local and national - just a rough 'outline', so things like Affirmative Action, or when Clinton asked in 1997 'to begin a great national conversation on race and conciliation' that I have a limited view - limited to access on information, limited in viewpoint as an outsider, and a white outsider to boot. I have to ask a...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

qty226 ·
So we all get stiffed...........i get stiffed because im dark skinned, but im told to settle, and grab a janitor. Your brother gets stiffed because of his height.......and he moves on to asian women. (knowing that there are tons of black women.....that could careless about his height.............but hes looking for a black beauty, therefore he will never settle). As the article brought out.....YOU men over look the average sista, because of her weight, etc.........and then want to complain.
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Re: Nick Cannon "I'm addicted to white women"

Black Viking ·
I hear what your saying here, Huey. But, to be fair, most white women are not Klansmen (and if I meet one, dating probably will not be a topic of discussion ). The Klan is an inherently shovenistic group... they think that a woman's primary function is to serve as a brood mare for the state. I also suspect that most women are too smart to buy their crap anyway.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
I will respectfully disagree with portions of your post. To suggest men only view things in the short term is suspect. To further assert that looks rule over all is suspect. Many of us said that core values & personality carry the day. The physical is the initial attractor, but not the permanent attractor. What that means is a less attractive women with personality has to work a little harder to get a guy to stick around to notice those core values. The same applies for men. Is that...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Afrimerican ·
In all the post topics, the persons calling themself nmaginate, and the Chester person do a good cop/bad cop routine, and with the present political climate, it makes me wonder if they and this site are a C.I.A. front to stir the pot of confusion and idiocy. I know AfricanAmerican.com is a C.I.A. sponsored site, and I know from my prior experiences with persons mentioned, they serve to do no more than fuel an already blazing inferno of discord and dissension, denying the linear chronology of...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Opey ·
I don't want someone to agree with me. I want a PERSON who will challenge my position. In this way, we will arrive at TRUTH together. ___ We can train ourselves to take each other's ideas, beliefs, and understandings seriously. The rule is to stay focused, calm and pay attention. Communicate and discuss, rather than yell and proclaim. If anxiety, about needing to be right, becomes the primary concern, one becomes entrenched in one's own position, Which may not be the truth. If one gets...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
The State of the Union is bleak, and our future without change does not look much better. We are witnessing crisis in terms of our constitutional democratic republic that is presently going unchallenged. We suffer a Machiavellian administration that believes that we are a nation of men; rather than a nation of laws. An administration whose mission is not to protect the Constitution; but rather, to enrich its friends and punish its detractors. An administration that would dishonor the deaths...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
It is SIMPLY AMAZING TO ME that the very same people who CHEERLEAD for Hugo Chavez, Castro and Mugabe AGAINST the United States are now BYTCHING about the economic state of THEIR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *This country who's LAND IS STOLEN. *This country who's wage rates were estabished via IMPERIALISM where it suppressed the development of other nations so that it's core industries (steel, manufacturing, mining) could be built up. *This country which made use of PROTECTIONIST trade policies...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

HonestBrother ·
Will wonders ever cease? He's seen the light
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
"Now Buck. Why you complainin. Massa feeds us. Massa give us dese good clothes. He even let us sleep in on christmas. Why you gonna go complainin. It betta den bein treated like da white folk. Sho dey kin come n go as dey pleez. Sho dey kin be dumb as a rock an still git along. But wez jus gotta werk on ourselfs an let Massa be."
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Huey ·
Damn, that Uncle Ruckus is something else.
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Major Barber ·
Well, Huey, you are right. But I got the chances because I scored well. The reason why is because I knew the standard was 4.0 and 1600. And yes Huey, this man was stupid. I could have graduated from West Point and be a 1 star general or Colonel in the Army. Yet my stupidity took hold. At UCLA, Asians who are averaging 3.8 and 1400 are being denied entrance for others who are averaging 3.2 and 1100. Is this fair?
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

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

Nmaginate ·
You have a problem with processing information. You might want to realize that there is no such absolute thing as "fair" because there is and has never been a strict merit-based system in place. The schools in this country and education ain't like basketball. Plain and simple. And I mean seriously, you just said it. The NBA is for what? 360 positions or so? How many schools are there? NBA is a profession. Colleges are not. They prepare people for professions. Should be?? C'mon dude. Test...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

MidLifeMan ·
Life aint' fair...and sorry for YOUR misfortune but what does that have to do with providing...LEGALLY PROTECTION AGAINST DISCRIMINTATION!!! Like Nmaginate said, where is all this "it aint' fair" bullshit when admissions is based on nothing more then being white?
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

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

qty226 ·
Ok, so out of the 40% of black men that are married, a small percentage.....are married to white women? Thats fair to say...! Honestbrother........its tearing you up, at the fact that i could careless about your reasonings for dating white women. I keep telling you to be happy with your choice. Why does this piss you off.......im actually agreeing with you.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Black Viking ·
Sure, that's fair to say. But in that small percentage you have to add the Black men married to Asians as well. Black men who go outside don't only go white.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

HonestBrother ·
Whatevah ... let me know when you learn HOW TO READ and/or get an attitude readjustment... Then MAYBE I will have something else to say to you. I'm out of this "discussion"
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

qty226 ·
Ok, to be fair.......im going to retract, and ask....what were you implying?
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Black Viking ·
I'm trying to understand why you think you can't get a Black man. All the things that you listed, "I'm too fat, black, ugly, uneducated, ect." doesn't describe you. So what's the deal? I'm wondering if the Black men that are around you just aren't up to your standards, whatever your standards are. That's why I brought the statistics back up. According to the statistics, Black men want you. My question is, do you want them?
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Re: RU486

FireFly ·
I appreciate the link Frenchy, thanks. Quite possibly. The drug isn't been touted as an easy-peasy alternative, people here are looking at the New Zealand 'model' which incorporates specially trained GPs and close, ongoing monitoring and counselling of women patients. It is particularly useful as an alternative for women living in remote areas of Australia, as there is an ongoing shortage of GPs in our regional areas. They all want to live in the cities and coastal areas. Our government has...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
Any english teacher knows that "LANGUAGE" is a dynamic syntax, and also that ideas are the essence of communication. Put simply, that means that whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be, that's what the word means in that conversation. If both parties concieve "nigga" as an informal form of address, then that's what it means in that conversation, DESPITE ANY OUTSIDERS OPINION! This means that the student saying "nigga" first would justify the...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

jazzdog ·
One of the things about hopefully being an educator is having enough sense not to engage in behavior or language that is wrong or could seemed as hateful. Just because your students are brain dead doens't mean you have to be also. Interesting point about juke joints as I spend my fair share in them while going to college in Mississippi. The idea that they were whorehouses speaks to the young not knowing what they are talking about. Granted there was sin going on in the place just not that kind.
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Re: For the GOOD Brothas:(Dating outside you race)

Max ·
I've listened to black women bitch & moan long enough to know what they mean by "good" black man; in some ways I measure up ($$$), and in some ways I don't (profile); so I dunno if I qualify as one of the "good" ones. But I'm getting hip to the fact that ALOT of black women (I MEAN ALOT OF BLACK WOMEN) are desparately longing for this "ideal black man" they feel they deserve. Also, it seems alot of black women got it in their heads that "there ain't no good black men around"; that they...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, I think we are talking at cross purposes. I am not talking about "art." You seem to be. That's fine, except that it confuses the issue, because you keep assuming that I'm talking about what you're talking about, and we are not. You draw an incorrect conclusion form a simple statement: +++++++++++++++++++++++++ I don't particularly care if they write or paint in a way easy for me to understand. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Which you then say is about art. It isn't. Check the context...
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Re: Bryant Gumbel done pissed a few white folk off...

James Wesley Chester ·
Bryant Gumbel pissed 'white' folk off from the git when he overshadowed Jim Lampley who was the 'fair-haired' boy of broadcast sports. Gumbel's in-depth analysis of NFL games while talking from only the sidelines was something to behold. Bryant does have game. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Bryant Gumbel done pissed a few white folk off...

Isome ·
I remember back then and I didn't think white folks liked him at all. It seemed to me that like JW said, he was just shining way to brightly for their taste.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

qty226 ·
Vox... I've responded to 50% or more of my post, to forums that were created........concerning black women! I've mentioned to you, that i've never disrespected or complained about black men. My issue was the constant, dogging of black women. It was only fair that i responded.... Thats neither here nor there.......i'll follow other young black women.......who have told me, that i was stupid for even caring! These women have weighed their options (are dating/marrying).......theyre happy, and i...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
ok Herustar... I'm not sure if this is agreement, your call, I would agree that SOME art is INFLUENTIAL. Not all art is. Is that close enough ? And defining the influence it has is very slippery ground. Influnece of ... style, substance, colour, by imitation, technique, and to what degree....etc. OK... here's what I've come up with so far... feel free to add, argue, comment. It's by no means definitive, and I'll probably add on to it. Role of the Artist: - to question themselves, society or...
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Re: The Constitution

HeruStar ·
Things to hold constant Whether or not God exists Whether or not God is interested in the American Constitution All other things are fair game
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

FireFly ·
Frenchy... impressive effort gurl! I can't have sex on the beach every day... Now whom do we suggest tend the bar? My vote is Fidel Edwards - someone for the ladies to admire, while the men talk sport, well cricket... how fair is that?
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
I've done so a variety of times. I don't think this post will come as a surprise to any who read.
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
Here's my evidence. Where's yours?
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
Does this in any way address the issue of this thread or the question at hand? Is this the ONLY thing that you can say when confronted with evidence that you cannot counter? I sure hope Project 21 can come up with something better! BTW - show me one group in America that is doing anything close to how well African Americans are who suffered anywhere near as much as we have. We outperform any and all groups and, in fact, DOMINATE in those areas where we have an equal and fair opportunity to ...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Nmaginate ·
And, yes, please do that while talking about that group, whatever group, who have "suffered" similarly and chronicle their ascent within THE COUNTRY OF THEIR OPPRESSION. I mean, if you're going to make comparisons, make legit ones.
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

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