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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Of course I expect MBM to follow up with a reply to the effect that "I am right" that Black people are savages or thugs or something foolish such as this. To the people of Washington DC who have defended Marion Barry, seeing him as a victim of a conspiracy by Whites who don't want him in power, working on behalf of the poor in DC this must be tantamount to Rosa Parks getting robbed in her home despite asking the thug "Do you know who I am" and he not caring . Things are NOT going to change...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Noah The African ·
So...will things change as a result of your strategy....which is: 1) Blame everything on black liberals 2) Ignore incidents of police brutality and racism against blacks 3) Lobbying to increase the number of blacks who don't vote democratic. 4) Ignoring that the present is the summation and creation of the past. 5) being an UNCLE TOM or a white man pretending to be black how does that strategy HELP?
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Empty Purnata ·
Kanye West claimed during Hurricane Katrina that "George Bush doesn't care about Black people." Kanye West was half-right. Bush doesn't care about Black people, but he doesn't care about non-rich White either, that's what alot of people seem to be missing. In fact, the whole Republican Party is geared towards rich-White business-owners, managers and the wealthy, elite capital class. They only pander to working-class Whites becuase they know working-class Whites make up a major voting bloc of...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12, 2006 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) sought bribes, jobs for his children and other favors for providing political support to a company setting up Internet service in Nigeria, according to a former aide's guilty plea, entered Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. In an alleged conspiracy,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
...the legacy of AA, Social Welfare, our disgraceful elected representatives, and/or that no good Black middleclass who praise them. .....and pat yourself on the back if you've distanced yourself from that inept, sleazy, worthless no good Black middleclass..... ********************************** "Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12,...
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

HonestBrother ·
Maybe Constructive Feedback knows this guy?
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Nmaginate ·
Here's the thread containing that piece [[[ ... <> ... ]]]
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

kresge ·
What the ....? According to the link you provided, we are supposed to come up with a state of the union address without using the following words:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
You know, I didn't go to the link. But what we have here, I think, is a tongue in cheek, kinda thing. The prohibited words make up the essence of everything Bush. And the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address should be the prohibited list with conjections and connectors inserted, where appropriate.
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Re: Kanye The Instigator

Yemaya ·
Let me put it out here like this, if Kanye a brother who grew up in the suburbs, had college educated parents, went to a good school and had a generally good upbringing, how do you think the MASSES of us feel about Katrina and some of the other nonsense going on in this country?? He's not the only one who holds his opinions.
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Re: Kanye The Instigator

FireFly ·
I like this guy coz he is 'doing his job' as a member of society - by questioning it. the world needs more people like this asking questions... to prompt others to provide some answers and alternatives.
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Kevin41 ·
I wonder if CF is his son or little brother? I wonder if my spam alert disconnected the program that we thought was self-hater#1..I haven't seen a post od his...and do not get me wrong...I do not miss his azz........at all...... read this bullschit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The (Blue) State Of The Union Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern...
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Re: World Press Photo of the Year Award

FireFly ·
Other finalists included American photographer Michael Appleton, New York Daily News, who covered the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Link to more awarding winning pics: http://www.bbc.co.uk .
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
It starts: 09/08/05 "ICH" -- -- Neither the Mainstream media nor the alternative-Leftist web sites have told the true story of what really happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For the people of the region it was the greatest natural catastrophe they'd ever faced. For the Bush administration it was just another opportunity to use fear and anarchy to advance their global agenda. The administration intentionally withheld desperately needed aid to the city to force Governor Kathleen...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

kresge ·
I don't have much to add to what ER has said. My wife and I were there for the last two sessions. I definitely think that the the "younger" folk did get the shaft with respect to time. Part of the problem was not only the amount of time taken up by the second group, but the delay in getting right to the panels after lunch, althought I think that it was important to have the survivors or "acheivers" of Hurricane Katrina share their stories as a frame for the discussion. With respect to...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
Thank you... I'm trying to understand the Super-Negro thingy... Here it is, a whole symposium dedicated to how we can [better] "help ourselves" (because in some ways we aren't), but this Noble Negro Notion of Saving America, if not the world, becomes a counterpoint to suggestions that we "govern ourselves" - focus on administering directly to our needs and not relying on others to do so? You have got to be kidding me... At the very least, after Katrina, a FEMA like Ministry of Emergency...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Yemaya ·
This is point I was trying to make when I said that they disagreed with Min. Farrakhan after he left. You said it much better than I, Nmaginate. However, I can definitely see the point that Min. was trying to make. And he used the neglect, which no one in our community can deny, on the part of the government towards our people. Because I know I had several relatives affected by Katrina and Rita. He used the neglect of those storms to emphasize the need for us to have our own programs set up...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

kresge ·
The Super Negro thing is a form of exceptionalism, that goes back centuries. It is similar to the exceptionalism often found among cultural or political black nationalist. While the later group often asserts that black folk are different, unique, or distinct culturally, socially, historically, or even biologically and thus need a "nation" of our own, the former understands black uniqueness as as somehow salvific for the world. Even before it appears in King, it is present in black culture...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
It has nothing to do with a lack of hope. It is a different orientation though. It's one that draws on a logical conclusion collected from a realistic acknowledgement of the history heretofore. And that orientation, though it expresses some of that same resentment, is still directed or come froms a very different place. But you've expressed why the Convenant as a political instrument, in and of itself, is somewhat of a Pipe Dream. Farrakhan's sentiment, however, comes from a self-help...
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Re: Is Andrew Young Selling Out to WalMart?

ZAKAR ·
I think he is an oportunist as well as a sellout. Do you guys remember this idiot coming on CNN and saying what was going on with Katrina had nothing to do with race.I couldnt believe the dude acutally said that out of his mouth
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Fine ·
It is true, Christianity is a deep, dark abyss to nowhere. My own son is wayyyyyyyyy over his head in christian muck. Every since I start spitting out information about HAARP and its connection to the "staged" Katrina catastrophe he treats me as though I were Medusa with the snake hair. On this one occasion -- which was last week, in fact -- I was sitting in my living room talking to a friend of the family when my son arrives unexpectedly. Now mind you, I have to call before showing up at...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Fine ·
The Bush Family and the anomaly called Al-Quaidas are thick as thieves. Starting with the daddy, they've been shaking hand, hugging-kissing and cutting snide little back table deals for decades with the Saudis....! Doesn't anyone remember Fahrenheit 911? I'm not a bit surprised to hear of this new development. It's all a dayum facade anyway. 1. the gub'ment doesn't run shit. the two-party game covers up the Hegalian Dialectic system--the real operative at work 24/7. 2. the feveral reserve...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

leart ·
It all kinda fuzzy to me. Early on there was some indication that the British Firm that was selling this Ports Management Firm to the UAI had a strong Bush Connection. The Idea that the Carlyle Group was a major Investor in this Business and would share in the $ 6.8B sale price, but in recent weeks I haven't hears anything about who the British Sellers of this Firms are, and who the owners are. There haven't been anything about the sellers in recent news reports, so why is that. The Carlyle...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Vox ·
In order for a leader to emerge, there has to be a major issue that can galvanize the mass of people. The reason we don't identify as strongly around a "leader" today as our elders did during the days of King and X is that there isn't as much perceived need for one. There is no major issue anymore that most black Americans see as requiring the kind of social triage that we saw in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The movement created these leaders. However, from the example of the student movement...
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

HonestBrother ·
I was too busy taking pictures... Just kidding... I don't know how many of you remember or know about Gary I back in 1972 (I was just a year old!). Gary I was monumental and everybody who was somebody attended (Coretta Scott King, W.E.B. DuBois, Jesse Jackson, etc). Thousands of participants. Out of Gary I came the collective vision and will to produce hundreds (even thousands) of elected black political officials across the country. One thing that struck me, and a number of others, was that...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

James Wesley Chester ·
Malcolm X called it the Farce on Washington.---umbrarchist Agreement among leaders was clearly not the case. So...were 'X' devotees among the marchers? Malcolm's was an evolving voice. It's ultimate form may, or may not have included religion. Stangely, King's was also an evolving voice. It referenced religion, but did not require religion of its 'followers'. There is no blatant issues today. Katrina will become more and more nebulous with time. There is no sustaining action. The continuing...
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Re: Diagnosing 'Missing White Woman Syndrome'

ma'am ·
I can see that, in a way. I think subconsciously perk up a little more when I see segments that involve certain people. I say this because I know I would have been affected by the Katrina coverage regardless of the racial make-up of the affected areas, but seeing people who looked and sounded so familiar changed the story a bit for me. It was like I was watching people I knew drowning. Low- to middle-class urban minorities especially are extremely relatable to me because I look at those...
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

Kweli4Real ·
Sorry. Let me try to be more clear. Feingold's censure would be based on Bush's violations of the FISA Court's requirements; but any impeachment action necessarily would go further. It would include whether the administration lied regarding the run up to the war, and questions regarding Plame-gate and the Forged Nigerian Memo, both of which appear to touch the Office of the VP, and possibly the President [through Rove]. If the articles of impeachment include any of these subjects, the...
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Re: Does anyone have problems with this?

Dissident ·
The regular police are bad enough. Outsourcing municipal law enforcement services to private contractors (which could easily be mercenaries which they used during Katrina) doesn't provide the same level of oversight and responsibility. So yes, I do have a major problem with this.
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Re: The question must be asked?

kresge ·
Claude A. Allen 3/17/2006 06:55 AM Claude Allen's life sentence By Erin Aubrey Kaplan Special to the Los Angeles Times Salt Lake Tribune I was shocked by the news about Claude A. Allen, the black former White House staffer whose rising star officially flamed out after he was arrested on charges of felony theft last week. Not shocked that he got arrested -- so many Republicans are being handcuffed these days for scams of one kind or another that it's hard to keep the names and charges...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

4YAINFO ·
Thousands of African-Americans and legal immigrants were made homeless, jobless and displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Many of them would take the jobs these illegals are obtaining in a minutes notice---but I don't see any efforts by good Ol' Uncle Sam to match these citizens to these jobs. If the military draft was re-instated only citizens and legal immigrants would be called upon and not illegals. This issue would strike very close to home if the son or daughter of an American family was...
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Re: what has happened to our sense of protest??

James Wesley Chester ·
I said somewhere else that I can't imagine what it would take to put African Americans in the streets today. Katrina wasn't enough. I think that was because the direct perpetrator was mother nature. The social transgression was one of omission. The unequal protection of the Voting Rights Act has proven to not be enough. Most African Americans don't know what is happening, and even when told many don't understand. And...even when understood, that remainder doesn't care. What else is there?
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Re: what has happened to our sense of protest??

bigman ·
when the white legalize lynching of blackmen!! what NO that will not be enough, how about making it legal to kill every black new born. nope that will not be enough we will never protest for US every again we are just DAMN happy being where are helpless. CLICK AFRIKA!!
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Re: Black Like GOP

ItAintEazy ·
First of all, with the Black approval rating of Bush at only TWO PERCENT black people voting for Bush or Republicans is never going to happen. Secondly, for this tom Deroy Murdock to mention Katrina in a statement favorable to Bush or Republicans is simply amazing, since "Katrina" is now a new curse word among blacks, especially concerning how Republicans, and ONLY Republicans have continued to abandon Black New Orleans to results of the storm. Thirdly, how do you think the Republican Party...
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Re: Black Like GOP

Empty Purnata ·
Are you talking to me? If you are, in NO way do I support the Republican Party. They are a party of proto-Fascists. However, I'd say the Dems are just Republican-lite. The Dems agree with the Repubs on most issues. When they do disagree, it is a mealy-mouthed, half-hearted disagreement. Neither the Democratic or Republican Party is favorable towards Minorities. The Republicans want to limit Minorities from certain jobs and the Democrats have no problem with Minorities getting paid lesser...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

Kweli4Real ·
Dell, I'm feeling your message. We, as a people, should focus on our socio/political/economic gain; rather than, fighting for others, who BTW, largely sit on the sidelines during our fights. I haven't heard much from other groups on the Duke matter and don't recall hearing much regarding Katrina. I think many of those banging the drum for others have either: bought into the multi-cultural/colorblind, "we're all in this together against those folk myth"; run out of steam on the Black...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

EbonyRose ·
alonzo ... I didn't mean to intimate that we wait for anything or anyone! It wasn't an "or" situation ... it was they should AND we should too. I don't have a problem with this, MBM. I have no problem with any alliance or coalition with any group of people that will produce a benefit for the Black community. Hispanics have had ample opportunity to support us ... as I said before, Affirmative Action or the past two rigged elections or the Katrina incident are just a few examples. In fact, AA...
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Re: School Makes Kids Use Buckets for Toilets

Norland ·
Ole Homegirl became a little Katrina-ized. Just a continuation of the pure insanity that has taken over this whole planet.
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
As I said before, under those Democrats: Thousands of African American men and women would not be dead, maimed, or in harms way in Iraq now. The government would not be wantonly tapping phones, reading emails, viewing internet behavior, investigating books you withdrew from the library, investigating your credit card purchases etc., etc. without a warrant or any other legal justification. People would not be held without charges and without the benefit of legal representation in this...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
Now I see you are completely ignoring my posts since NOTHING in my post has ANYTHING to do with the past. Which issue - precisely - was brought about by "past Democrats"? Katrina? Gay marriage? The Iraq War? Africa policy? Alito and Roberts? Gun control? Universal healthcare? Gas prices? Government spying? Global warming? which?
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
Since we have evidence that the neo-cons supported the Iraq War prior to Bush even coming in office, what evidence do you have that would lead a reasonable person to think that Democrats would have fomented that same war? Beyond that, since Clinton was in office for eight years prior to Bush, if Democrats would have initiated the war - why didn't they? You think the Dick Cheney - Halliburton connection is a mere coincidence do you? Faith? First of all, no one has ever introduced the word...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
YES. The fact that this administration had published it strategy in Iraq before hand and the fact that they had a real and tangible financial interest in prosecuting the war seems to me to be a rather clear DIFFERENCE that lead to their action there. Beyond that - are you just plain AFRAID to deal with the real qquestion here? As you are wont to do - you keep raising this irrelevant "objection" (whatever that means?). First, I've already answered it. Second - for the sake of getting to the...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

HonestBrother ·
MBM, with a1l due respect, this is insane... If George W. Bush is your measure of what a "conservative republican" is, then we're F*cked ... This guy is not conservative.... He's INSANE... Many in his own party (Colin Powell now for example) don't want to claim him - including apparently his own father.... AND THE DEMOCRATS STILL WENT ALONG.... PS: privatization of Social Security was an issue that first appeared on the radar screen under Bill Clinton.... PSS: Didn't the slaughter in Rwanda...
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Re: What was your most horrifying Nightmare ever?

Fabulous ·
I am dressed beautifully in a very sexy, form fitting lavender gown. I think I might've gone ballroom dancing--but I'm not quite sure. I do recall looking down at my feet and seeing matching, open-toe shoes. I could also feel hairclips holding my hair up, and somehow sense the fragrance of my own perfume. I look at my hands and my fingernails are perfectly done. I notice that I'm wearing the ring that I always wear. I'm walking toward a huge building. . .children are in there and I had to...
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Re: What was your most horrifying Nightmare ever?

msprettygirl ·
well piggybacking off the Katrina dream....I originally evacuated prior to the hurricane thinking i would have a little vacation,but returned shortly there after to be with my mom and sister who stayed behind.(this was about three days or so after Katrina i guess-i snuck back in, at a time where the city was closed off to non rescue personel coming in, but i found a way) and while in houston i had this dream.... I dreamed my mom and sister where in our apartment and the water had risen up to...
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Re: What was your most horrifying Nightmare ever?

Kai ·
Fabulous, this dream reveals a person with a very tender, generous, and loving heart. I was especially struck by this: Beautiful. Kai
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Re: LUDACRIS: Beef With Oprah Blown Out of Proportion

ma'am ·
Valid Points: Yes? No? http://www.thuglifearmy.com/news/?id=2831
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Re: Bush to address NAACP

MBM ·
Bush addresses NAACP WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Thursday urged the Senate to renew a landmark civil rights law passed in the 1960s to stop racist voting practices in the South. "President Johnson called the right to vote the lifeblood of our democracy. That was true then and it remains true today," Bush said in the first address of his presidency to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's annual convention. Acknowledging his administration's bumpy relations...
 
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