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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious....when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here......... My dad's barbershop ...byLarry Elder and personal responsibility -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 29, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following column...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
"I wonder how many Black people really give a schit about how they are LOOKED at ..." by Kevin41 "I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious .... when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters ....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here........." by Kevin41 ************************** ".....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... ..... the...
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Re: Battling Campus Racism-Leaders Demand Action

Empty Purnata ·
Yes, that's why I was talking about Progressivism . Progressivism is not Democrat, Republican or Independent, or Liberal or Conservative. It's about progress (the root word). I was saying that campuses should promote social progressivism because progressivism support social justice and anti-racism. Personally, I don't believe in the liberal/conservative and Democratic/Republican dichotomy. I believe they are both corporate juggernauts that do whatever benefits their own wallets the most,...
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Re: Bush, 'No Child Left Behind', and National Testing

Kweli4Real ·
My sister is a 20 elementary/primary school teacher. She has 2 Master's degrees and is in a PHD program. She tells me that while she supports accountability in general and testing in specific, her two complaints about NCLB testing is that 1) schools are teaching to the test, when they are not testing FROM the actual test. This is "teaching" child what to think not how to think. 2) schools' entire curricula and resources are test directed, very little resources are being spent on music, Phys...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Rowe ·
Um, it may have something to do with the fact that you are in the Issues/Politics forum? Politics, much like religion and racial matters are very controversial subjects. You will find people everywhere, not just Blacks in particular, who are divided on these issues. Therefore, trying to get members on the board to reach some sort of unified concensus is unrealistic, in my opinion. However, I think what you are noticing, as a new member, is an ongoing, rather hostile and verbally explicit...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

MBM ·
Could YOU? What are YOUR ideas? What has your ideology offered as a strategy to advance African America? What barometer can we look to to see the progress and RESULTS that have come from your way of thinking? Ad infinitem I have demonstrated that liberalism has fought against conservatism every step of the way to bring us from slavery to where we are today. At EVERY step along the way conservatism has fought to restrain and suppress our progress. How can you regurgitate your drivel with a...
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Re: Raids across Brazil free 4,000 slaves

Dusty Elbow ·
Much work ahead for Brazil elite to understand the effects of past and present slavery in binging their slogan "order and progress". The elite look as tired as ever. Slavery has a slogan to "You work, I eat". And its written all over this article.
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

HonestBrother ·
This is definitely beginning. As individuals we can refuse to be consumers of these images. I simply don't watch TV (no cable). Another form of activism is using your dollars to purchase the work of people we like. For those who have never heard Zap Mama, these sistas are INCREDIBLE. Their basic sound is like Bobby Mcferrin goes back to the Motherland. Pure vocal ensemble. Especially recommend Adventures in Afropea Vol. I, Sabsylma, and Ancestry in Progress.
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Marking a civil-rights victory D.M. honors those who fought, won Edna Griffin sits amid friends and family at the site of Des Moines' former Katz Drug Store, where she was denied service 50 years ago because of her skin color. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 7/8/1998 Fifty years after being denied service at a downtown drugstore soda fountain because of the color of their skin, Des Moines civil-rights pioneers were honored Tuesday with proclamations, a plaque -...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin, 1909-2000 'It was not hard for me to stand up' By DANA BOONE REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published on 2/9/2000 Edna Griffin, an Iowa civil-rights pioneer, died Tuesday morning at the Ramsey Home in Des Moines. Griffin, 90, is best known for her fight in 1948 against Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines, which refused to serve blacks at its lunch counter. Griffin staged sit-ins, picketed in front of the store and filed charges against the store's owner, Maurice Katz. He...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
It seems to me that any example of progress can be use as an arguement that racism is dead, and we now live in a color-blind society. I see such arguements being made all the time right now, against Afirmative Action or whatever, even without a penny of reparations being made. Of course, some people would add reperations to their long list of reasons that they already have. There's nothing special about a supposed backlash resulting from reperations. Every step forward does that.
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

Nmaginate ·
One thing to note, though, is how markedly different African-Americans are regarded when compared to Jews and Japanese-Americans. Though made out of fear or other such emotions, they are hardly misplaced. There is plenty of reasons to have those "fears"/emotions. They just don't make logical sense because, legally, there really is no reason to believe that it would go down that way (i.e. written in statutes), regardless of animosity Whites, even White legislators, etc. may hold. In even...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Nmaginate ·
Ummm... I didn't say that. I was talking about DEMOCRACY. The process must have a intention and commitment towards resolution. Whether there will always be conflict and problems is irrelevant. The point is what is the point to Democracy. It has no virtue when and if it doesn't and won't even commit to resolution. What good is it then when it won't? I said: Whether you call it an Ultimate Resolution, whether an ultimate one is achieved... AKA "may never be fully realized" but PROGRESS and a...
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Re: The One....

Kai ·
Peace..... Sister, the answer to this question requires more space than this medium can provide. I have been blessed to find love, true love....The kind of love which stirs a soul relentlessly, never allowing a moments rest. The quality of love which threatens to burst my heart when I reflect upon the object of my affection. Upon finding her, there was no choice as to where the rest of my life would be spent...We are together, because we were made for one another..We were simply waiting to...
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Re: The One....

Khalliqa ·
Nice to see you..... You're married? Peace, Virtue
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Kweli4Real ·
That is so true. The main problem that I have with this Free Market Globalism [besides the fact that it is all theory] is that it discounts the very real suffering of very real people, without making no allowances or better taking no measures to elevate the suffering. It assumes that all parties are equal players in the game, when in fact, very few are players [they are called owners], all the rest are the played. Anyone supportive of this theoretic philosophy, other than the already...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Empty Purnata ·
Amen! But of course, buck-dancing Kneegroids is all for it!
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Kweli4Real ·
NTA, that's a great philosophical discussion to answer the philosophy of globalism vis a vis zero sum game. And, I'm sure Free Market Globalists such as Toussaint would prefer that we focus on that level of discussion-the theoretic. Because focusing on the real impact of FMG means looking in the face of real live losers in this game, real live human beings that no longer have a job. And while if the factory locates from one intra-country region to another, people can follow the jobs, this...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
The thing is that my position is not a philosophical one; it's simply an application of the physical laws of nature concerning matter and energy. Economics is subject to these laws because matter and energy is what makes economies work. I am a firm believer, based upon physical laws of nature, that there can never be a net gain...only shifts. You might have 20 dollars in one pocket and nothing in the other. If you move 20 dollars to the other pocket, you still only have 20 dollars, but one...
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Re: Tsotsi

FireFly ·
So now it's a film as well...Cool! You might be interested in this review of the Tsotsi , the book written by Anthol Fugard , I read 2 days ago. I don't think reading this appraisal of the book story line will necessarily ruin the film by 'spelling it out' - in fact I think it makes it even more spell-binding. Review by Malcolm Knox, the Herald's literary editor. Tsotsi South African Athol Fugard, now 73, has always regarded himself as a dramatist rather than a novelist and it was due to his...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
Meditation on Beauty and the Black Woman (A Work in Progress) I know what this world says beauty is - as do we all. But we who know just laugh: to this we will never be in thrall. We know that beauty dwells both close to home and in far rarer places- And that deep lovers need much skill before they can savor her embraces... Beauty is shallow and skin deep but also deep as blood and bone... When I close my eyes and lose all sense of space and time So that I feel only the heat and strong pull...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

folobatuyi ·
This is nice!
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I'm glad you like my poor attempt at poetry. I haven't written in awhile. And I was in the mood to try my hand at writing one.
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

ZAKAR ·
see the problem is you turn the dime on me and put me in a situation where I have to answer all the questions you ask, but you answer nothing, just sit back read what i write then pick at my statements. What do you feel, how do you believe we ensure the survivial of African people. If you have read many of my post I have articulated how I feel about what needs to be done for African people to ensure their survival. You make some very audicious and offensive comments, don't be surprised when...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Mututsi60s ·
Point taken, Zakar. I'll share my opinions, keeping in mind that they are just my feelings and observations and not neccessary fact. You ask what gains we've made since the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.... Education: I am a black student attending the University of Alabama. There are literally thousands of other black students attending this institution with me. Do you think the students who had to confront gangs and George Wallace in the 60s would consider our current situation a step...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

ZAKAR ·
I understand your point, but I have to disagree with the fact that since a few more blacks are allowed to go to white universities, a few run corporations and a few are mulit millionaires. but this small amount of progress for so few really doesnt change the situation of the masses. In fact most who have the educational and economic means to make a difference leave the community taking with the the vital resources out of the community. yea we generate all these billion, but when you break it...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

HonestBrother ·
You and all your pathetic kind need to die out among us before we can ever progress as a people
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Re: Laughter, as medicine: tell a joke, or a funny story........

nayo ·
A WEEK AT THE GYM: ONE MAN'S STORY This is dedicated to everyone who ever attempted to get into a regular workout routine. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------ Dear Diary, For my fortieth birthday this year, my wife (the dear) purchased a week of personal training at the local health club for me. Although I am still in great shape since playing football 20 yrs ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try. Called the club and...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

HonestBrother ·
I stand by the position that the anti-intellectual diatribe against "European education" was out of line and misdirected. Anti-intellectual because indiscriminate, uninformed, and dangerously misdirected. And whether we own up to it or not it was deeply insulting to many sincere and committed (BLACK) people who spend their lives pursuing knowledge. And if you're really serious about being pro-black and pro black progress then irrational and irresponsible attacks on the black intelligentsia...
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Re: Colin Powell Speaks...Finally

ZAKAR ·
He was directly involved in the over throw of President Aristede, go back and read the reports. People stand up for black people just because they are black. Some of the most damaging people to the progress of black people have been blacks themselve ie Sambo. So i disagree!
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Re: Colin Powell Speaks...Finally

MBM ·
Is the current Haitian president a pawn of the U.S.?
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

Rowe ·
Black people are not merely interested in the securing the rights of immigrants when we hold the mantle of social injustice. And making such a statement demonstrates a severely limited understanding of the fight against global injustice. Black people hold this mantle because we know that combating WHITE SUPREMACY is a 24-hr., 365-day respoonsibility. Black people in America and throughout the diaspora would probably love just for ONE day to not have to think about combating social injustice.
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

HonestBrother ·
I will add that if we lay down this mantle, things will simply get worse for everyone (us included) a lot faster...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

Black Viking ·
Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

leart ·
Ebony: I don't think we are on the wrong Track, but to clarify my point somewhat, in most States not all Campus's of a major School usually has the same rating as some of the other Campus's. As you indicated in your other Post Prairie view is a part of UT also, but I doubt if it has the same Rating as UT at Austin. A school can be a part of the system but not the same quality of education, just like the University of Illinois's top rated Urbana Campus. Not all other UI Campus's are ranked as...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Fabulous ·
Originally posted by HonestBrother: Meditation on Beauty and the Black Woman (A Work in Progress) I know what this world says beauty is - as do we all. But we who know just laugh: to this we will never be in thrall. We know that beauty dwells both close to home and in far rarer places- And that deep lovers need much skill before they can savor her embraces... Beauty is shallow and skin deep but also deep as blood and bone... When I close my eyes and lose all sense of space and time So that I...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Fabulous: Originally posted by HonestBrother: Meditation on Beauty and the Black Woman (A Work in Progress) I know what this world says beauty is - as do we all. But we who know just laugh: to this we will never be in thrall. We know that beauty dwells both close to home and in far rarer places- And that deep lovers need much skill before they can savor her embraces... Beauty is shallow and skin deep but also deep as blood and bone... When I close my eyes and lose...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Fabulous ·
Originally posted by HonestBrother: Originally posted by Fabulous: Originally posted by HonestBrother: Meditation on Beauty and the Black Woman (A Work in Progress) I know what this world says beauty is - as do we all. But we who know just laugh: to this we will never be in thrall. We know that beauty dwells both close to home and in far rarer places- And that deep lovers need much skill before they can savor her embraces... Beauty is shallow and skin deep but also deep as blood and bone...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Tre ·
HBro, I'm moved beyond words.
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Re: 9/11 - The Anniversary, The Legacy

Afroman ·
Inequality Before and After 9/11 by Paul Street I'll always remember the day I tried to engage in that silly exercise called "speaking truth to power." It was early December of 2001. My topic was American policymakers' decision to place nearly a million black people behind bars and to mark more than one in three black males with a felony record. As a member of a Chicago-based council of advisers working to help ex-offenders "reintegrate" into the "free world," I was invited to a pleasant...
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Re: society and the black man

Vox ·
Pardon the delay... I'll clarify my points for the lovely Nykkii... Basically, in almost every way I can think of, I differ drastically from most people, including most black men. I'm not saying that it's always a good thing, or a healthy thing, or that I'm all that happy about it, but it is so. For a few examples... Most black men are supposedly so highly in demand by women. Not me. For this reason, I find that I can't participate in most conversations about the state of black male-female...
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

whatzgoingon ·
Sergeant, If you truly want honest dialogue, you need to be honest and stop telling us you are a "brother" I went back and read your posts, and your conservative style of egocentrism is screaming white male. Don't mean to be stereotypical, but you don't attempt to hide it. When you said you were a brother, it really threw me from a loop. It is insulting to the intelligence of the black community to expect that every black person would exhibit the same behaviors and hold the same opinion on...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Vox ·
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030921/ap_on_el_pr/campaign_2004_poll_4 Clark Among Democrat Leaders, Poll Shows Sun Sep 21, 8:51 AM ET WASHINGTON - Retired Gen. Wesley Clark already appears to be competitive in a new national poll released just days after he became the 10th Democratic presidential candidate. Clark was among the leaders of the Democratic candidates in the Newsweek Poll released Saturday, and was not far behind President Bush (news - web sites) in a...
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Re: Brown Pride website: Why are they so obssessed with black people?

mirahjay ·
It's important to note that there are many different groups commonally referred to as "Hispanic". They include in part, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Columbians, El Salvadorians, Cubans, Dominicans. Some of these groups believe it or not do not even wish to be called Hispanic! They are not unified. Remember they hail from different parts of the world, with the common link of speaking Spanish. While it may be true tht they are now the largest minority within the US, they by no means have the same...
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Re: A Candid Conversation About Color

Kevin41 ·
Henry38 posted, Can you elaborate on this. What is this class background? I know and come from a circle of black people who are higher class, more educated etc. than millions of white people. I am sure there are many African Americans who belong to this higher class as well. In view of this it is a bit puzzling to think that the AVERAGE white person sees themselves as coming from a higher class therefore better than the average black person. Henry, What Toumani said is true....there is...
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

MBM ·
The concept of "threat" is a dynamic one. I think part of the problem is that Bush seems to apply standards selectively - which naturally creates questions about motivation and truthfulness. In Iraq - where it appears that whatever threat that existed was being "managed" via inspections, no fly zones, economic sanctions, etc. - we invade a country/topple a government/sacrifice American lives, etc., etc. Yet in North Korea where the threat would appear to be significantly greater, and more...
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Re: Newsletter: JBHE Weekly Bulletin-October 2, 2003

Kweli4Real ·
Interesting stat regarding Black graduates attaining 94% of the annual incomes as White graduates. (I probably did not phrase that correctly, but ...) I wonder is that because we are making progress; or because with the re-structuring of the corporate world, i.e., lay-offs, fewer hires, fewer bonuses, median income for Whites are coming back to us? Example: in a poor economy, more Whites opt for graduate schools rather than accepting poor paying positions, therefore their income is zero, or...
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Re: Racism & the Victim Mentality

Prophetessofrage ·
HELLO, YOU STATED:"What kind of correlation, if any, is there between what is perhaps the constant assertion that RACISM is at play in American society and the idea that claiming that something shows evidence of RACISM indicative of counterproductive and debilitating "Victim Mentality"? MY REPLY: Let me explain this to you. As a spiritual believer in the Bible's truths, let me say 'Racism' according to that TRUTH is a 'demonic spirit' created by whites. It consists of 'hate, arrogance, lies,...
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Re: CHRISTIANS how do you expect to get along in this world thinking like this?

Melesi ·
Nmaginate, No, you simply are confusing two different cases. Now, let me say this again: What God has left "hints" about are those people who have never heard of Jesus. I have no doubt that God will act justly and mercifully toward them. To speak adn to think about them at any length, however, is only an academic exercize. Interesting in its own way, I suppose, but ultimately fruitless. God will take care of them, too. They are not you. You have heard about Jesus, as have I. About people who...
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Re: CHRISTIANS how do you expect to get along in this world thinking like this?

Nmaginate ·
Hmmmmmmmmm....... Which one is it Melesi? You said GOD does not speak in order to satisfy me (and, again, it's not about me). So, in essence, from what you told me, I have to be satisfied with your concept of GOD that you derive from the BIBLE. That was the CONTEXT wherein you made your comment... Now, you want to talk about more or less the "settling for less" type of satisfaction as being problematic after YOU have cast down my quest to not be satisfied with less than ample coverage of the...
 
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