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Re: IF I READ ONE MORE FREAKING STORY LIKE THIS . . . !!!!!!!!!:

Kocolicious ·
It's deja va all over again. In the 70s, it was braids. Corporate America didn't want black women to wear braids at work. It took a law suit to calm them down. I think another law suit is in order...and every other time a school or work have the NERVE to dictate what is acceptable grooming for African Americans. Hey enough is enough. We pay focking taxes too. So who are these asswipes we pay taxes to teling US how to comb ours and our children's hair? Uh....lemme see.... NO FOCKING BODY! So...
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Re: AFRICA

EbonyRose ·
On a recent segment of "Markeplace Africa" on the CNN International channel, the lady was interviewing the president of one of the major Chinese corporations currently setting up shop in South Africa. I came in about half-way through ... but what I got out of what I heard was that essentially, Chinese corporations are finding that the labor costs in China are getting to be too high ... and they find "cheap labor" as well as readily available resources - many of which they are the worldwide...
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Cowboy Laments Blacks' Lost Link to Rural Past

EbonyRose ·
DENVER, Colo. (AP) — At the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo, retired rodeo champ Abe Morris needs only a nod of his black cowboy hat and his broad smile to be welcomed into the chute area where professional bull riders gather before their rides. "If I put on this cowboy hat and go down to the grocery store in my neighborhood, people would look at me like I'm joking," said the rodeo announcer, author and one of the rare African-American professional rodeo cowboys of his era — 1977 to...
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Torii Hunter believes black Latino players are 'impostors'

Cholly ·
Torri Hunter Along with his ability to hit a baseball and play center field, Torii Hunter (notes) made a big name for himself by being a likable guy and dropping a few jokes and laughs around the ballpark he plays in. But after Hunter's recent comments on race in baseball, his presence may be greeted with a few less smiles. While participating in USA Today's roundtable on the state of baseball , Hunter floated a theory that baseball uses dark-skinned players from countries like the Dominican...
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Segregation Is Down. Great News, Right?

sunnubian ·
Segregation Is Down. Great News, Right?But was it ever really a bad thing that black people lived together?By: John McWhorter | Posted: January 31, 2012 at 12:23 AM Print ThinkstockWhen Newt Gingrich says that housing project people...
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Baptist Leader: I'm Exhibit A on Diversity

sunnubian ·
Baptist Leader: I'm Exhibit A on Diversity The Rev. Fred Luter Jr.’s flock backs him as an inclusive symbol of Southern religious conservatism. By: Denise Stewart | Posted: June 25, 2012 at 3:42 PM YouTube ( The Root ) -- As the first African American elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention , the Rev. Fred Luter Jr. will travel throughout the country, preaching from some of the nation's most storied pulpits. But on Sunday he was home with his local congregation at the Franklin...
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Re: African leaders meet in Ethiopia amid Mali crisis

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I have to wonder why there was such swift and decisive action taken (by the French or anyone else!!) to help the people of Mali and crush this 'takeover' ... yet, 100+ people a day have been killed in Syria for almost two years .... and no one is doing anything to stop that slaughter?? Isn't it an opportunity for Europe/American military to get their foot in the door of Africa? Next there will be a French/European or American "military base" in Mali, you know,...
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Re: I Knew This Was Coming: Lay Dow With Ann Coulter, You Get Up Parroting Like Good Kneegroe

EbonyRose ·
Apparently, this moron doesn't recognize a "bad economy" when he sees one ... Like, for instance .... 700,000 people losing their jobs every month ... is what a sign of a "bad economy" looks like .... coupled with over 1.2 million people being evicted from their homes at the same time ... is what a "bad economy" looks like .... the stock market crashing to new lows daily for months on end is something that anybody over an idiot can see is a 'sign' that we're living in a "bad economy" ....
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Re: More Blacks Than Ever to Teach for America

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: According to Teach for America, more than 48,000 people applied to the program this year, including 1 in 4 seniors at Spelman, 11 percent of the graduating class at Clark Atlanta University, 10 percent at Hampton University and at Morehouse College, 8 percent at Howard, 6 percent at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and 4 percent at the University of Florida. At the Ivy League schools, 1 in 7 African American seniors applied. WOW!!! I think this is GREAT...
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: This has been a long time coming. 10 years to be exact. Morris Brown lost their accreditation, there by losing their access to federal financial aid dollars. And from what I understand financial mismanagement by the A.M.E. church Morris Brown school board members (the owners of the school). I know, but don't you think that the African American community should step in to save such a historic school? The school is almost a century and a half old and was started by...
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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

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

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: 'Witch' boy killers jailed for life in UK

sunnubian ·
I am thrilled that these idiots were prosecuted for this gruesome crime, I only regret that it was not life without the possibility of parole. However, Europeans may have manipulated Africans psychologically with concepts of superstition, I don't believe that Africans' belief in witchcraft and superstitions did not exist before Europeans. Witchcraft and sorcery was already highly ingrained in many African cultures for centuries before the slave trades, although I doubt that the heinous...
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Re: 'Witch' boy killers jailed for life in UK

Kocolicious ·
By the way....the reason I went into a historical rant is because I grow tired of folks thinking that this backward barbaric form of worship comes from Africa. Every time someone says voodou, witchcraft and Africa, it is an assumption that all three go together and it doesn't. Just like colonalism has a long term affect on Africans and their ancedents throughout the world, the same can be said of these dark images of spiritual worship. I don't like it. Yes, these things are now practiced in...
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More Blacks Than Ever to Teach for America

sunnubian ·
More Blacks Than Ever to Teach for America By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: June 25, 2012 at 1:50 PM Thinkstock Images Each year the Teach for America program recruits recent college graduates to work for two years in urban and rural public schools, hoping to inspire a lifelong commitment to education. It does the job well: A 2011 study found that the program creates more founders and leaders of education organizations than any other organization or program. Members of Teach for America's...
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Earvin Magic Johnson Launches New Network Aspire

sunnubian ·
July 12, 2012 8:27 AM HOT TOPICS: <script type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript"></script> Earvin Magic Johnson Launches New Network Aspire The basketball champion expands his business portfolio with a network featuring programming for African American audiences by Christasia Wilson Posted: June 27, 2012 (Image: Getty) Basketball legend and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson has spent numerous hours on TV over the years as the point guard for...
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Obama: ‘I’m not the president of black America’

sunnubian ·
Obama: ‘I’m not the president of black America’ by theGrio | August 7, 2012 at 3:55 PM President Barack Obama makes brief remarks before signing the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 in the Oval Office at the White House August 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) In a recent interview with Black Enterprise magazine, President Barack Obama bristled at criticism that he has received, from some circles, about his...
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With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

sunnubian ·
With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink By Ernie Suggs The Atlanta Journal-Constitution For more than a decade, Morris Brown College has clung to life as it struggled academically and financially in the face of growing debt and dwindling support. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com Gaines Hall (right) is boarded up and deserted. Behind it is Fountain Hall. Now, one of the country's oldest black colleges, which at times boasted an enrollment of more than 3,000 student, is now down...
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Black Americans Are Not Stupid, Nor Do We Need Your Advice:

sunnubian ·
Black Americans Are Not Stupid, Nor Do We Need Your Advice: An Open Letter to Townhall’s Katie Kieffer March 13, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Right-wing tail Katie Kieffer has advice for Black Americans AFRICANGLOBE – Dear Katie Kieffer, the nice White conservative lady who only has the best interests of Black Americans at heart: I appreciate your concern for Black people’s political wisdom. I know these feelings must run deep and could never be a...
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Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed

sunnubian ·
Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed  Transcript of Black History Month keynote lecture delivered by Philip Emeagwali. Part 1 was delivered at Arizona State University West, Phoenix, on February 17, 2003. Part 2 will bedelivered in...
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Backtalk with Eugene Robinson

sunnubian ·
Backtalk with Eugene Robinson by Derek T. Dingle Posted: April 7, 2011 Eugene Robinson, Washington Post columnist Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson can be found regularly providing his insightful commentary on MSNBC programs such as Morning Joe and Hardball with Chris Matthews . In his latest book, Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America (Doubleday; $24.95), he examines how decades of desegregation, immigration, and interracial marriage have shattered...
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ACLU Steps in to Block South Carolina’s Discriminatory Voter ID Law

sunnubian ·
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2012 11:36 AM CONTACT: ACLU Vesna Jaksic, ACLU national, (212) 284-7347 or 549-2666; media@aclu.org Victoria Middleton, ACLU of South Carolina, (843) 720-1424 ; vmiddleton@aclusouthcarolina.org ACLU Steps in to Block South Carolina’s Discriminatory Voter ID Law ACLU Files Motion in Federal District Court to Stop Law That Would Disenfranchise Voters WASHINGTON - February 24 - The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of South Carolina today asked a...
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Re: Cowboy Laments Blacks' Lost Link to Rural Past

Yemaya ·
Well, I would say just because its a not a dominant cultural activity doesn't mean that we've forgotten about our rural roots. There are Black rodeos still out in the midwest, OK & AR. I have a cousin who is a professional rodeo-er (is that a word LOL) he's all of about 28. He grew up riding horses and bull riding. My great uncles used to ride bulls out on my great grandparents farm. What is funny about that is because they were so close in age to my mom and her older sisters sometimes,...
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Re: Cowboy Laments Blacks' Lost Link to Rural Past

James Wesley Chester ·
This is..., or was...an organization in New York City that called itself 'SHODEO'. The organization is/was located in Long Island, and worked extensively with the New York City public schools. The organization was owned, and operated by an African American guy who sported a huge handle-bar moustach, wore a huge (maybe 12-gallon) hat, and rode a magnificent palamino. 'SHODEO' presented a full range of rodeo events. We booked the organization in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the summer of 1993,...
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Re: Cowboy Laments Blacks' Lost Link to Rural Past

SavvysPlace ·
Man....this takes me back to those days that my father was so proud of anything "CowBoy"....lol. I remember his huge hats, his big boots and the countless pictures of all "rodeo" to his pictures of the Black Spanish bull fighters. Then I remember our days on the farm and am struck to call my grandmother right now....lol. "Wisdom Is A Woman Appreciating History!"
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Re: Torii Hunter believes black Latino players are 'impostors'

EbonyRose ·
Well, now .... that is very, very interesting!! Hmmm ... I dunno .... maybe he mighta, shoulda, coulda said what he said in a different way, but ... the boy didn't lie!! So, I'm not so sure all this harsh criticism is really all that warranted! The only possible thing I might question is whether or not MLB is really trying to *fake anybody out* with the number of 'Black' faces in uniforms. I think he may be giving them too much credit because I'm not sure they really care that much! They...
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Re: IF I READ ONE MORE FREAKING STORY LIKE THIS . . . !!!!!!!!!:

sunnubian ·
So, instead of chastising the children that bullied her, they decide to tell the child that her NATURAL BORN hair " is a distraction ". So, when the other kids bully and harass her about her complexion or her full lips or the color of her eyes, what will be the school's suggestion then?
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Norland ·
When it's relaxed, they're relaxed; when it's nappy, they're unhappy! (Paul Mooney) In other words, only the hair of the dog is allowed when anywhere around them! Sheep's wool; NOT ALLOWED or face EXPULSION!!
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Re: IF I READ ONE MORE FREAKING STORY LIKE THIS . . . !!!!!!!!!:

EarthAndSky ·
Is Faith Christian Academy planning to expel all of the white kids for wearing their hair natural, too, unless their parents give them a permanent or crop their hair short? We might find their hair distracting, too, because they are constantly flipping it from their faces. We might be worried that they will sustain neck or repetitive stress injury. The school's policy is inherently discriminatory. Straightening our hair damages it. Why should this beautiful girl change her natural physical...
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Re: IF I READ ONE MORE FREAKING STORY LIKE THIS . . . !!!!!!!!!:

EarthAndSky ·
Here is another case, involving a black woman (executive) who worked for BP. Not only does BP not like natural black hair, it also doesn't like West African clothing (where many of our ancestors come from!). They fired her for both. How dare she show up at work not looking like a proper European? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...3543.html?ref=topbar SMDH
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sunnubian ·
I'm with her as far as her hair is concerned, but I can't say I agree regarding her attire, because we all know that business attire is required in all "white"-collar jobs/positions, and 'business attire' only boils down to a "white"-collar job uniform, no different than McDonald's requiring its employees to were their uniform or Walmart requiring employees to wear blue polo shirts and khaki pants.
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Kocolicious ·
@ Sista Sunnubian.... Before I can even catch my breathe. Here comes another similar story and this is with a black woman. Black Executive Allegedly Fired From BP For Braided Hair And Ethnic Clothing. We're Not Joking. The Huffington Post | By Julee Wilson Posted: 12/09/2013 1:25 pm EST 165 30 17 93 Melphine Evans, A black former executive at BP (British Petroleum Oil Co.), is suing the oil company for allegedly firing her because of her braided hair and "ethnic" attire. The 24-page lawsuit,...
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Originally Posted by Cano (Guest): If you think Black people are 'being attacked on all fronts', then you are part of the problem. You must be a white person. No Black person even thinks like this.
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