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Re: Why can't the (big) banking industry be shut down??

NSpirit ·
Reference: For one, a president doesn't get "lobbied to" once he takes office. That kind of access is not granted to those kinds of people. His decision whether or not to sign had nothing to do with arm-twisting from "lobbyists and conservatives. " In reality, his arm was twisted by his Congress – Republicans and Democrats, alike - and the bill they presented him with. It was the Members of Congress whose arms would have been (and were) twisted by the 'lobbyists and conservatives. ' And to...
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Re: ‘You look like the help’: the disturbing link between Asian skin color and status [i.e., SOUND FAMILIAR? THE GLOBAL 'DIVIDE-AND-CONQUER' PSYCHOLOGY PLAYED ON ALL MINORITIES]

GoodMan ·
Asians have historically before even European contact rejected dark skin Asians. Combine that with intra Asian aggression and WW2 Japan, you get legit political reasons for Asians to not like each other.
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Re: Silence in Ferguson, and defiance elsewhere, in wake of DOJ report

RadioRaheem ·
my classmate... http://m.theatlantic.com/polit...-Of-Ferguson/386893/ The Gangsters of Ferguson TA-NEHISI COATES MAR 5 2015, 4:16 PM ET Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Yesterday the Justice Department released the results of a long and thorough investigation into the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. The investigation concluded that there was not enough evidence to prove a violation of federal law by Officer Wilson. The investigation concluded much more. The investigation concluded...
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

Momentum ·
Wow, it's humiliating reading the kinda shyt gaddam racists do and them same muggafuggas would swear they are not hate filled crackas. From that odd angle you know that girl is pretty and her braided hair is gorgeous. I don't know why they think their gaddam stringy dog hair looks "clean and professional", it's nothing special about their goddam hair. I hope she sues the hell out of them, we need our own shyt! She is probably the most beautiful woman in the store, they are jealous and trying...
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

sunnubian ·
*[THOSE RACIST 'ITCHES WERE PROBABLY JUST JEALOUS OF THAT BEAUTIFUL BLACK GIRL AND WERE TRYING TO BREAK HER SPIRIT OR USE THAT RACIST PLANTATION PSYCHOLOGY ON HER TO MAKE HER HATE HER BEAUTIFUL BLACK SELF] [I HOPE SHE SUES THE HELL OUT OF THEM!] Yet, these are pics of models from Zara's website:
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

Momentum ·
Wow, when you consider the total context of this incident, what they are saying, nigger comply. Those images posted shows them wearing loose and ragged styles and BRAIDS!!!! That is so obviously racist, she got a good case.
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

GoodMan ·
Damn that gurl is pretty...moving to Toronto... And everybody knows stringy greasy haired White women is an "earthy" and "folksy" look. The mulatto girl should look more like Zoe Saldana less like Harriet Tubman.
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

sunnubian ·
What is that supposed to mean? This "mulatto" girl, [assuming] or any other Black girl/woman should not feel OBLIGATED to slather gobs of cancer-causing, toxic chemical LYE on their heads, or have to run burning hot combs through their their hair, merely to please White people or anyone else. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this girl's hair just the way it is, natural and/or in braids. Hell, if the White women can wear their hair in pony-tails or buns, then Black women can wear their...
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

GoodMan ·
I see someone missed the sarcasm lmao... I am the last person that would actually want a person of African descent to fry their hair. I was just basically indicating with White people told her, "This is not the look for you and Zara..."
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

sunnubian ·
Wow. Sorry about that. I was like, oh, no, not Goodman, too. My bad.
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

GoodMan ·
I was like... I bet someone gonna really think I mean this...I should put it in italics or something... Then I was thinking, nah, I wanna see who really think this isn't sarcasm... Oh and I actually find myself staring at Black women with long natural hair or big puffy natural hair. If I saw that sista with her braids, I would have the puppy eyes. Damn, I feel like finding her facebook or something.
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

Momentum ·
You know an incident like this could get Cree Ballah noticed and parlay into something good, she got that sparkle. Like I said, I bet this is more of an inner office jealousy drama and they did not expect the unintended exposure and consequences. White ppl do shyt like this all the time, love to play head games and hurt you, try to make you feel bad, typical white hate shyt.
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

sunnubian ·
Health Risks Linked To Black Hair Products By Editorial_Staff - Apr 12, 2016 Black women spend billions yearly on unhealthy haircare products AFRICANGLOBE – A new five-year study into Black women’s hair products has found that a significant number contain ingredients that can increase the risk of miscarriage, uterine fibroids , cancers and respiratory problems. The report, called Natural Evolutions – One Hair Story was produced by Los Angeles based not-for-profit organisation Black Women for...
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

Kocolicious ·
I used to get my head permed back in the day..and it was just awful. During those times, didn't have much of a choice. I stopped and began wearing my hair short to the head.....for years! It was liberating. Then the braids trend came on the scene and my hair was home. It could now expressed itself in the African way it always wanted. Although through the years, I've had me some hairstyles. Ha! But it's a new day cuz now we can really take good care of our hair. We don't need to perm, if we...
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

Norland ·
I get mine relaxed every 3 to 4 months, just to get the comb through it easier. I don't wear weaves or wigs and don't color it. It's getting grayer by the minute and I have a slightly witchy look; keeps folks from fuckin' with me; you know how scared they get. I have a head full, it has a mind of it's own; keep it clean, it won't hold curls, my hubby loves it, and it's OK by me. I use mostly oils on it to keep it moisturized; Tresemme shampoo & conditioner or sometimes Pantene and I'm...
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

sunnubian ·
I was planning to stop relaxing my hair for years but kept putting it off. Then, one day I relaxed my hair, and had a scratch or something in my scalp that I had forgotten about. After putting that relaxer in my hair that day, I was extremely sick for about two weeks, I even vomited. So, I think that the toxins and chemicals in the relaxer penetrated into my system and made me sick. That was my last relaxer. I like my hair just the way it is now, and I too, feel liberated ; and if I ever...
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Re: Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

Norland ·
My daughters stopped and their hair's beautiful. I don't know, maybe I'll stop. Too lazy to tackle it natural, I believe. I'm not trying to impress anyone, I just throw it up on 5 minutes hot curlers and I'm good to go, when I go, which isn't often by choice, these days. I don't accept change easily at all.
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The Myth of the 99 Percent

sunnubian ·
The Myth of the 99 PercentInstead of labeling the majority, let's build real coalitions for change, says Farai Chideya.By: Farai Chideya | Posted: December 16, 2011 at 4:37 PM Print Email +/- Text SizePermalinkSHARE Getty...
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Oh God, Here We Go Again . . .

sunnubian ·
(I hope this will be done truthfully, and not in some one-sided view type way, where all it does is serve as more "Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Syndrome" propaganda). CNN Explores Colorism with "Black In America" Part 5 [Review] AARON MORRISON 6 hours ago Soledad O'Brien looks at biracial Americans who struggle with defining themselves Soledad O'Brien is a biracial woman, but you'd be wrong to think her latest Black In America project, which explores the complexities of racial identity, is...
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Why did Obama signed the sequestration order?

sunnubian ·
Washington : DC : USA | Mar 03, 2013 at 6:11 AM PST By Herbert Dyer, Jr. Reporters listen to U.S. President Barack Obama speak about the sequester after he met with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington As is being widely reported, President Barack Obama signed an order Friday night authorizing the reduction of $85 billion from federal accounts. Friday was the self-imposed deadline (by Congress and the president) to avoid these admittedly steep, one-year cuts. For his part,...
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President Obama adviser Van Jones resigns in controversy

Cholly ·
Van Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly "green jobs," has resigned.Environmental official had signed 9/11 petition, disparaged Republicans.WASHINGTON - An environmental adviser for President Barack Obama, Van...
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Israel’s Absorption of Ethiopian Jews a Failure – Scathing Report

sunnubian ·
Israel’s Absorption of Ethiopian Jews a Failure – Scathing Report May 10, 2013 | Filed under: Africa , Featured | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 22 Members of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel AFRICANGLOBE – Israel’s absorption of Ethiopian Jews is a failure, State Comptroller Joseph Shapira said in a scathing report released today. According to Ynet, in 2001, the Government of Israel announced a special 9-year $660-million absorption program for the approximately 130,000 Ethiopian Jews...
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Obama has asked CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta to be Surgeon General

Cholly ·
ABC News has learned that President-elect Obama has asked CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta to be Surgeon General -- and Gupta is likely to accept the gig.Writes the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz, who broke the story, "Gupta's only hesitation in taking the post...
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Don't get it Twisted. There is Plenty of Evidence from Reputable Sources Such as the L.A. Times, etc., to Prove That:

ML ·
1. Obama is a liar, unworthy of elected office. Slim chance exists where Obama will be elected President of the U.S.2. Congressman William Jefferson is a known liar and a thief, both of which make Congressman Jefferson unfit for elected office. Mind...
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Re: African American Victimhood

Blake Manner ·
I say Jesse Jackson doesn't encourage victimhood because he does things like this: "Jackson's PUSH/Excel for the schools was a moral campaign requiring pledges from parents and students as well as teachers to devote themselves to academic achievement ." The fact is that things like this are being discouraged by many people in our communities. Look at the rap world where the media encourages only rap songs that promote the thinking of "I want to get rich at 25." This same media glorifies high...
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Re: Don't get it Twisted. There is Plenty of Evidence from Reputable Sources Such as the L.A. Times, etc., to Prove That:

ML ·
Empty threats, and talk is cheap ..... ..... .........Come with it then, Merv Dymally , and you can even bring your cohorts in Kweli4Real, Kevin41, Yssys, ricardomath, etc., etc. This message is true, meaning Merv Dymally, nor the remaining misfits stand a chance . The exception to the rule being a truly dsyfunctional Black community.... ......criminal, unethical, illegal immigrant serving, incompetent, carpetbagging, sleazy, and/or treasonous individuals cannot compete with any honorable,...
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Re: Can affirmative action survive the new Supreme Court?

NSpirit ·
This is the stupidest schitt right here... If the de facto practices actually lived up to the constitution, then we wouldn't even be discussing the issues. I hate polit-speak and punditry-ese
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Re: Can affirmative action survive the new Supreme Court?

Nmaginate ·
Yeah because the issue was never, in and of itself the "classify individuals according to race." "Classifying" doesn't enslave people... SLAVE MASTERS do. "Classifying" doesn't impose Jim Crow... folks practicing a system of APARTHEID to benefit their side do.
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Re: Newt Gingrich: Black People Need to Get Off Welfare

NSpirit ·
http://thinkprogress.org/polit...ingrich-food-stamps/ BLACK MAN CONFRONTS GINGRICH ON FOOD STAMPS COMMENTS: 'STOP USING BLACKS AS A PUNCHING BAG' ANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich defended himself today against charges of racial insensitivity by noting that he’s worked with African-American leaders in the past. At a town hall event meant to appeal to Latino voters at a Mexican restaurant in Manchester, an African-American man confronted Gingrich about recent...
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Re: Newt Gingrich: Black People Need to Get Off Welfare

NSpirit ·
http://thinkprogress.org/polit...gainst-black-people/ BLACK WOMAN CONFRONTS SANTORUM OVER COMMENTS: WHY DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE? HOLLIS, New Hampshire — At a campaign event outside a pharmacy here Saturday afternoon, an African-American woman confronted Rick Santorum over recent comments he made that the NAACP and others have called racially insensitive. While speaking about welfare reform last week, Santorum was quoted as saying, “I don’t want to make black people’s lives...
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Re: Santorum tells Iowans: ‘I don’t want to make black people’s lives better’

NSpirit ·
http://thinkprogress.org/polit...gainst-black-people/ BLACK WOMAN CONFRONTS SANTORUM OVER COMMENTS: WHY DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE? HOLLIS, New Hampshire — At a campaign event outside a pharmacy here Saturday afternoon, an African-American woman confronted Rick Santorum over recent comments he made that the NAACP and others have called racially insensitive. While speaking about welfare reform last week, Santorum was quoted as saying, “I don’t want to make black people’s lives...
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Re: Oh God, Here We Go Again . . .

Kocolicious ·
I will my best to watch this. It is my hope that I do not forget cuz I have soooo much to do like many other folks do during this time of the year. However, I will give it my best effort. Will extremely interesting as you say sista Sunnubian how TRUTHFUL it will be. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Oh God, Here We Go Again . . .

EbonyRose ·
LOL ... I thought the SAME thing too when I saw the advertisement for it!! As tempting as it sounds ... I just don't know if I have the stomach for it. Soledad always seems to disappoint me by the end of these things. Perhaps if I can lower my expectations far enough before it gets started, I can watch it and actually make it all the way to the end.
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Re: Oh God, Here We Go Again . . .

Yemaya ·
Soledad O'brien is not black. She just happens to be half black and really I am tired of having her yellow ass put in my face every couple of years talking about black America. Her father is white, her husband is white and her child are white with light brown and Blonde hair and she doesn't even socialize with black people nor has she ever. As far as I am concerned she nor CNN can speak to the average black experience. Needless to say I am not going to watch this interpretation of what the...
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Re: Oh God, Here We Go Again . . .

Norland ·
Soledad, what you probably should do, is get all the glorious "white" folks you know, haul them all together and name a show "Black in White America". Surprise those jokers give them some DNA tests during the show, and we'll all watch while we die laughing as the results roll in. Ratings will go through the roof!!!
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Call on Equifax to take the following steps. Sign our petition before we deliver it to Equifax →

sunnubian ·
Sign Our Equifax Petition Now POLICY & ACTION FROM CONSUMER REPORTS Call on Equifax to take the following steps. Sign our petition before we deliver it to Equifax → Petition to Equifax 1. Pay for credit freezes. Offer free credit freezes to consumers for a longer period of time to mitigate the potential for identity theft. 2. Extend credit monitoring for affected consumers. Equifax is offering one free year of monitoring. They should bump that to an indefinite service for consumers who...
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$52 Million Lottery Winner’s Plans to Rebuild Historic Black Community

sunnubian ·
$52 Million Lottery Winner’s Plans to Rebuild Historic Black Community A South Florida man is using his winnings to preserve and revive Fort Lauderdale's black business district by Selena Hill Posted: November 8, 2017 A- A A+ After winning a $52 million lottery jackpot in 2010, Miguel Pilgram used his winnings to launch his own real estate company, The Pilgram Group , and invest in properties across South Florida. Now, the successful businessman is committed to reviving Sistrunk Boulevard, a...
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Some White People Still Believe They 'Own' Black People

sunnubian ·
Zara Employee Files Complaint After Managers Ask Her to Take Down Braids: ‘It was Humiliating’ April 11, 2016 | Posted by Jazmine Ford Tagged With: Box Braids , discrimination in the workplace , Natural Hair , Natural Hairstyles The Toronto Spanish retailer Zara, received heat from an employee Friday, after she was told by managers that her braided hairstyle didn’t comply with the company’s brand. Cree Ballah, 20, said she showed for work at Zara’s Scarborough Town Centre location in...
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My fifth and final nomination for 2015 Coon of the year: Dr. Ben Carson

RadioRaheem ·
http://thinkprogress.org/polit...on-allen-university/ Ben Carson On Racial Bias In Policing: ‘I’m Still Waiting For The Evidence’ BY KIRA LERNER NOV 21, 2015 8:14 PM CREDIT: AP PHOTO/MIKE KITTRELL Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks to supporters during a campaign stop Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in Mobile, Ala. COLUMBIA, SC — Speaking to a bipartisan group of black lawmakers and community leaders on Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he has yet to...
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‘You look like the help’: the disturbing link between Asian skin color and status [i.e., SOUND FAMILIAR? THE GLOBAL 'DIVIDE-AND-CONQUER' PSYCHOLOGY PLAYED ON ALL MINORITIES]

sunnubian ·
FAIREST OF THEM ALL 8 / 25 / 16 8 AM ‘You look like the help’: the disturbing link between Asian skin color and status Outside a hotel lobby in Toronto earlier this year, an elderly Asian woman stopped my mother and me to ask what time a tour bus would be arriving. Then, the woman asked in broken English: “Are you Philippine?” “Yes,” my mom replied. “Ahh, you look Korean!” the woman exclaimed. My mother graciously thanked her. I darted my eyes, offended and confused at the implication that...
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After Generations of Assimilation in Turkey, Afro-Turks are Fighting to Reclaim Their Heritage and Identity

sunnubian ·
After Generations of Assimilation in Turkey, Afro-Turks are Fighting to Reclaim Their Heritage and Identity By David Love - September 17, 2016 Mustafa Olpak, Afro-Turk author and activist. Piotr Zalewski for The National Although this is unknown to many, there are up to 100,000 people of African descent in the nation of Turkey. A legacy of the Ottoman Empire and of the African slave trade, Afro-Turks, as they are called, have lost their language and have a renewed interest in discovering who...
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And then there was one [ultimately a sad ending for these four beauties]

sunnubian ·
Catherine Fultz Griffin, 56, the last surviving Fultz Quad, looks at a portrait of the girls at Annie Penn Hospital, their birthplace. (James Parker/ ©News & Record ) And then there was one 8-4-02 By LORRAINE AHEARN, Staff Writer News & Record REIDSVILLE -- Any other night, she might have paused at the glass case in the hospital lobby and stared past her own reflection at the color portrait on display. It rests between some yellowed newspaper clippings and antique surgeon's tools --...
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Re: Obama chides media on his Iraq remarks. Refinement 'doesn't change my strategic view that this war has to end'

NSpirit ·
"For me to say that I'm going to refine my policies I don't think in any way is inconsistent with prior statements and doesn't change my strategic view that this war has to end and that I'm going to end it as president," Obama told reporters on his campaign plane Try again BamBam... Polit-speak is not gonna work on this one Bring the troops home NOW. Not 35 months from now...not near the end of your presidency. NOW. Refine that if you wanna...you won't get a 2nd term
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Re: Obama chides media on his Iraq remarks. Refinement 'doesn't change my strategic view that this war has to end'

kresge ·
Honestly, this is the position that he has held for some time, if people had paid attention to what his former consultant Samantha Powers said back in March, before she got the boot for calling Hillary a monster. In that same interview that got her into so much trouble. She stated, "He will, of course, not rely on some plan that he's crafted as a presidential candidate or a U.S. Senator." As noted on Politico.com, Power downplayed Obama's commitment to quick withdrawal from Iraq on Hard...
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Re: Obama chides media on his Iraq remarks. Refinement 'doesn't change my strategic view that this war has to end'

NSpirit ·
You're absolutely right. For some reason, this didn't stick in my mind. It must have been all the attention focused on the "monster" part. Also, he goes around reminding folk that he was against the war in the first place, but i guess that doesn't mean anything about ending it, huh? I do remember this incident with Samantha Power, and I remember some Canadian politicians who let the cat out of the bag and said that Obama had told them not to worry about the refining NAFTA talk because it was...
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Re: Harry Reid: Sorry for ‘Negro’ remark about Obama

Nquest ·
Reference: Do you even think about what you write before you write it? Yes and I'd suggest you run along before your feelings get hurt. Reference: From what I see Michelle more often than not receives positive press. Also explain Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin negative press. I could give a shit about your perceptions and I don't have to explain a damn thing about Clinton or Palin who both receive their share of positive press along with any negative press they receive. And the last thing...
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Re: Harry Reid: Sorry for ‘Negro’ remark about Obama

MaynardJ ·
Reference: And since this is how I do things... Here are a few reasons why you need to STFU: http://mediamatters.org/research/200901270002 http://www.buzzfeed.com/buth/t...-yorkers-obama-cover http://www.slate.com/id/2190589/ http://blogs.abcnews.com/polit...michelle-obam-1.html GOOGLE SEARCH on "michelle obama thesis" - http://www.google.com/search?h...q=f&oq=&aqi= http://www.bvblackspin.com/200...sive-images-removed/ And this proves what? What I said earlier about...
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Re: Banks Extend Pricier Loans to Minorities: Study

NSpirit ·
What we need to know now, is the number of black people who have good credit, but were steered into a costly subprime loan anyway. Heck, I'd like to know the same thing about white people. The above paragraph seems polit-speak to me. I would imagine there are a million below the radar ways to discriminate including the region of a city that a person is trying to purchase a home in, and the value of a home being underinflated or overinflated. Is there no regulation of the home...
 
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