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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

Kweli4Real ·
What disappoints me is that Sharpton, for a Black man, or democrats in general, would put themselves in the position to give voice to these neo-con media whores. Democrats, Black folk and anyone who gives a damn about our democracy should be say: "Damn the setting and damn the messenger, argue against the f#@king message, or STFU!"
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

James Wesley Chester ·
I just finished watching Bill O' Reilly attempt to tell Al Sharpton what type of dialogue should have been appropriate for Mrs. Kings funeral.---K4R All of talk radio tried to make the memorial service be about Bush II. I didn't watch of the ceremony, but I saw about 3 hours of it. I didn't hear one speaker blame Bush II for anything. I didn't even hear his name mentioned. The problem is that 'African American-Americans stated IN PUBLIC what was done to Mrs. King in their name. They and...
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

Black Viking ·
I know I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but Clinton got those applause because he deserved them. The only thing Bush deserves is a swift kick in the teeth, and no body knows that better than African-Americans. He should have done what he did with the NAACP in 2004 and just declined the invitation. Or, we could have learned our lesson and not invited him at all. I don't think Ms. King would have missed him.
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Re: Spiritual Autobiography

HonestBrother ·
I'm an odd bird. On the one hand, I'm a very rational person. Extremely logical. And naturally given to healthy doses of skepticism. I find it impossible to be religiously dogmatic. But at the same time, I have certain marked mystical tendencies. At age 11, I read a book by Albert Einstein called "Ideas and Opinions". It had a very profound influence. I became agnostic after that. I remember deciding that I no longer believed in Jesus and told my parents that I didn't want anything for...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

qty226 ·
Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Nmaginate ·
REPRINT: And These Are Your BLACK REPUBLICANS
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Coretta Scott King who was forever beautiful, gracious, and just as visionary as her famous husband: Martin Luther King , who was studying for his doctorate in theology at Boston University, had told a mutual friend he was looking for a wife. The friend gave him Coretta Scott's phone number but when he came calling she was not impressed. "I saw this green car coming up the street and this short man," she said in an interview. "He leaned over to open the door, and when I got in the car...
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Re: The One....

Khalliqa ·
It's hard for me to believe that a brother with such great credentials is not snapped up already..... But may I add, hmmmm... not on the Beyonce bandwagon? I'm a lover of the intelligence of the human mind.... which the sister does not strike me as having in any significant quantity..... however I understand her allure....and it's not just her physical attributes.... it's her acceptance of her feminine attributes and the power and acceptance of those qualities that generate the magnetic...
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Re: ECA Stack

bigddouble ·
ECA is/was (I'll explain shortly) a time-tested weight loss aid. Ephedra (the herb) and Ephedrine HCL (the manufactured chemical counterpart) is a bronchodialator (used an asthma medication) & thermogenic. It raises your heart & metabolic rate. Some people are prone to feel "wired" when using. It's legal status is fuzzy; The FDA pulled it, but recent court rulings have declared it's removal from the market illegal. You can still find it - I'll give you a link later. Caffeine is also...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
How many computers were there in the world when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote Souls of Black Folk? Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903. The vacuum tube had not been invented. It would be another 5 years before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Do you have any idea how much that changed the American way of life? Du Bois was born in 1868. Marx didn't die until Du Bois was 15 years old. People are constantly talking about children being the future but clutter their heads with trivia from the...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
May I? I have an opinion... based off of personal experience.... It is not natural to exist under the thumb of another culture and retain your dignity and peace..... Our Men are supposed to be ruling in a world that reflects our history, our makeup and our future..... (Not that sisters are not a part of this---sigh----I'm just focusing on Men for a second) Many women I know want strong men.... The Alpha male is not always the brute..... he is simply the most powerful..... most powerful...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

FireFly ·
I'm not sure if I'm reading you right. If I've misinterpreted what you've said Virtue pls set me straight... but are you saying a thug is the only (black) man who has 'created his own world'? IMHO, being a thug is a cop-out. Not original, certinly not unique, not individual and quite one-dimentional and self-centred. Whatever world we live in, everyone creates their own reality - reality is every conscious moment and how people choose to act in that moment. A man with self-respect and...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

ronin10 ·
If this is your justification for women wanting thugs, then these women get exactly what they deserve. If your statement is true, now I realize why black women aren't interested in me and why most women of other races are.
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Yes... your description of a thug is mine also.... I tried to portray the sentiment of those I know as best I could.... What I presented wasn't a justification.... It was a perspective..... It also wasn't scientific..... It was simply another experience.... One may not like it...... but it exists and gives one another window into another mindset..... I described it the way that I did because among women that I know they can't really express what they're feeling..... but it comes out in bits...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

bigddouble ·
The ultimate conflict I see in the scenario you describe is this: To be willing to forge your own path, you (and by extension your family) have to be willing to sacrifice ALL of the trappings of traditional, established society. Go back and review some of the threads here about marriagable men. Number 1 & 2 criteria on most lists are income stability (ability to take care of his family) and a love of learning (manifested through college degrees). To want a man that bucks the system to...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Aaaaahhhh Ddouble.... you are opening Pandora's box with me.... I tried not to interject too much of my own views in this topic.... but it's really hard to.... I wanted to open others up to a view that they may not be privy to..... Also, my experience is different from Qty's whose experience with women is that they are "intimidated" and "insecure" around the educated successful brother..... while my experience is that the women I'm around tend to view them as "weak" in some way.... Bottom...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

bigddouble ·
Interesting input V - In several threads, the men here clearly stated your point: Degrees are not the only manifestation of intelligence. We were quickly chided for even forwarding such a notion! Degrees were seen as a sure(r) way to create stability for wife & family. IMO, The criminal's life is not stable, he is always one mistake away from not being able to provide for his family, much like the 9 to 5 joe. You brought up the trap of refering to history in regard to what we were.
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Re: Why Isn't There a White History Month?

ricardomath ·
I was gonna wait 'till the end of the month before reposting this, but what the hell... Back by popular demand... White History Year Resumes WASHINGTON, DC"”With Black History Month over, U.S. citizens are putting aside thoughts of Harriet Tubman and George Washington Carver to resume the traditional observation of White History Year. Above: A stamp honoring European-American aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh is unveiled as part of White History Year celebrations. White History Year, which...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Well now... brother... sigh.... A Degree... in this world signifies someone who is marketable to this established system and thus more likely to offer security through the likelihood of job placement.... "He has the ability to provide some financial security".... Just because a brother is intelligent does not present the likelihood that he will use his intelligence to forge a way in this world..... those "Good Will Hunting" brothers I spoke of? Are usually broke.... I just happen to not care...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

nayo ·
Awesome post 'Virtue'. I am somewhere in the middle of your 'theory'. Definately not interested in the thug; although I did meet a 'Good Will Hunting' guy several years ago @ Southern U. (Baton Rouge), and I tell you, it was 'touch n' go'; he was a math genius, but had that 'dangerous, 'scary' edge', that my gut instinct threw shade at. Wow! But, I totally get the need/want for not necessarily a God', but someone, who, as you so eloquently stated here: "I suspect on some level...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Thanks! You know you made me think of another example.... If you saw the movie "Crash" there is a scene where Terrence Howard's character's wife is molested by a police officer in front him..... and he does nothing and feels powerless..... They are obviously well to do.... upper middle class.... There's also a scene where Matt Dillon's character saves Howard's wife.... after she has been degraded by him... and watched as her husband was emasculated before him..... it was He that "saved" her...
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Re: You Negroes Quit Whining, look how Oprah lives...which proves everything is fine

Black Viking ·
I haven't read the whole thing yet. I got stuck right here. Umm... excuse me, Mr. Elder. But, WTF!!! Of course MLK acomplished something. It's the only reason you have anything today!
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Re: You Negroes Quit Whining, look how Oprah lives...which proves everything is fine

Nmaginate ·
It's the same rhetoric ignorant Black and White people (willed or innocently ignorant) use to try to deal with the Cognitive Dissonance or whatever the hell their malfunction is. Ummm... Excuse me Mr. Elders, but MLK never stopped "complaining about the poor conditions under which minorities lived." He's like the clueless and rationalizing Whites who didn't realize Dr. King had these types of things to say at those "inconvenient" and "impolite" moments: Elder needs to study King and give a...
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Re: NUBIAN Queen Ti Unearthed

TruEssence ·
Great post! That statue is very beautiful! For me it gives off a strong energy and power. I love the fact that it has not been manipulated.
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

thayfen ·
Detroit1 meant SOME women, and because I live in the area I can attest to what happens on the singles scene on Friday and Saturday nights. This has been going on for well over twenty years. This issue with people (In Detroit, it is mostly women) who testify to holding one standard, but somehow magically end up with an individual who is the exact opposite; as most men know that SOME brothers are great, and others are truly hazardous. There are many who are in strong, loving, real...
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Re: Feminism vs. Womanism

kresge ·
The wiki piece really should be treated as a stub because it gives a rather poor understanding of womanism as it relates to feminism, particularly in the context of Walker's text. For Walker, womanism includes feminism. She says that womanism is to feminism as purple is to lavender. Purple is the larger category to which lavender belongs. The piece also does not address the argument put forth by Patricia Hill Collins in Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

nayo ·
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70259-0.html?tw=wn_index_2 Actor Tries to Trademark 'N' Word By Rogers Cadenhead | Also by this reporter 02:00 AM Feb, 23, 2006 EST The actor Damon Wayans has been engaged in a 14-month fight to trademark the term "Nigga" for a clothing line and retail store, a search of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's online database reveals. Wayans wants to dress customers in 14 kinds of attire from tops to bottoms, and use the controversial mark on "clothing,...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
Updated Title: The Dubai-Al Qaeda Connection: Smoking Gun for Bush?/poll by Hummingbird Tue Feb 21, 2006 at 10:10:30 PM PDT Lots of stuff has been going back and forth over the whole Dubai Ports scandal, but one thing that has been neglected has been the phrase in the media: "There are connections between the United Arab Emirates and Al Qaeda" but it's been vague and hasn't really said much, other than some people from the Emirates participated in 9/11. Considering that any independent...
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Re: Are Today's Women Deserving Of Marriage

Rowe ·
I appreciate the bleeding-heart lecture brother Ddouble, but I am genuinely concerned about the health and deteriorating traditional values that are lost on some of today's women. I have an older sister who has five children. And each time that I visit her, there is either KFC, Burger King, or Pizza on the kitchen's dinner table for her children to eat. As a matter of fact I have yet to see her prepare a home-cooked meal for her family for as long as her and her husband has been married. I'm...
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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: What are you listening to right now?

xxGAMBITxx ·
Airport terminal operations, travelers around me in the airport Burger King oh and some scratchy rock and roll music from my troop.
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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: You can't help who you love

HonestBrother ·
Martin Luther King advocated acts contrary to society in the form of Civil Disobedience... Is there something wrong with an act simply because most people disapprove? Are these acts the same as acts contary to nature? Or those contary to life?
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Re: The Dual Theology Heresy of John Hagee!!!

BOMANI ·
http://www.blessedquietness.com/journal/housechu/hagee.htm JOHN HAGEE Who is this Man? JOHN HAGEE IN CHARISMATIC ORBIT- Dr. John Hagee is a bestselling author and pastor of the 17,000-member charismatic Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. He was an NRB '98 speaker and has an honorary degree from Oral Roberts University. He is pictured in the 8/00 Charisma-along with Oral Roberts, Benny Hinn, T.D. Jakes, and Kenneth Copeland-as a speaker for Creflo Dollar's International Covenant Ministries...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

EbonyRose ·
Racial Violence Behind Bars - Time For Straight Talk Between the Black and Latino Communities By Anthony Asadullah Samad The violence that has taken place between Black and Latino inmates in the Los Angeles (and now Riverside and San Bernadino) County Jails has caused both the black and Latino communities to take inventory of their relationship. Future relations will require candor, honesty and some historical reflection that has allowed them to peacefully co-exist for 500 years. Black...
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Re: Not all attraction is good attraction...

FireFly ·
I guess she knows what she wants and was 'putting it out there'. Ronin is right about her obviously feeling 'comfortable' saying it. She certainly likes the direct approach! If it's only money and sex she's after, then for sure, it will be an equally minded kind of guy who'll take the bait. Game set match. I'd love to have been a fly on the wall and seen all your faces.... .
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

Frenchy ·
My radio-listening time is confined to the 10 minutes it takes me to get to and from work and it's always NPR/Classical music. BUT, if we're going to talk about what's popular, we have to look at the impact of payola. BET UnCut has made some people millionaires. Because they don't have to give a chunk of profits to large record labels, one (in)famous song can put a whole lotta change in their pocket. Even beyond the UnCut crowd, there's always been a place for nonsense on the radio. Anybody...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
Crawling King Snake Blues John Lee Hooker You know I'm a crawlin' kingsnake baby, and I rules my den You know I'm a crawlin' kingsnake baby, and I rules my den I don't want you hangin' around my mate, wanna use her for myself You know you caught me crawlin' baby when the, when the grass was very high I'm just gonna keep on crawlin' now baby until the day I die, because I'm a crawlin' kingsnake baby, and I rules my den Don't you hangin' around my mate, wanna use her for myself You know I'm...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

umbrarchist ·
Look at what happened to King and Mandella. In the ideal situation no White person on the planet should know who the top Black leaders are. But our concept of leadership is a lot of loud mouthed showing off nonsense. Black people are not into totally underground stealth warfare based on cold calculation. See what the "other half" is doing: http://www.woodmann.com/fravia/realicra.htm umbrarchist
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Khalliqa ·
Love the bolded parts..... reminds me of the movie...."The Spook That Beside the Door".... However, I think all of the above mentioned are needed in some form.... Planning needs to take place behind scenes..... everyone else in the spotlight take their places..... for, against, neutral.... all have a role to play..... the problem is not the role it is the script... By the way ...... I really like the web link..... Subtlety is an art form......... Peace, Virtue
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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: Leaders or Followers?

umbrarchist ·
The reason we have so many problems now is because the people in the 60s were galvanized instead of being rational. If there had been no march on Washington, but instead King had been able to get Black churches to start teaching kids accounting the net result would be better today. Malcolm X called it the Farce on Washington. umbra
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Philippe ·
BLACK SKIN IS THE GENETIC PARENT! Caucasians are albinos Whites cannot reproduce anything but themselves! Through powerful propaganda and indoctrination we have been completely oblivious to what having white skin really means. We have been skillfully mislead to believe that white skin is mankind's anthropological model and should be coveted. However, recent research paints a picture of white skin that is just the antithesis of what we have been brainwashed to believe. The polar bear analysis...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Nmaginate ·
This seems like a pretty good source (you can provide yours)...
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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: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

kresge ·
Ah HB, I know your area is mathematics and not history, so I will cut you some slack on this one, but Du Bois died August 27,1963, in Accra, Ghana. It was the eve of the famous March on Washington. That is too bad. Just curious, was there any reference to the SOBU or the Covenant.
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Vox ·
I have strong doubts that he would have been as successful in that attempt. In the face of Jim Crow segregation, it would have been a tough sell to instill the same passion for learning accounting as it was for demanding the basic human freedoms under the law.
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

HonestBrother ·
Again the relevance of this comment: EVERY IDIOT AND HIS DAMNED MAMA knows we like to choose our leadership from the clergy... So, speaking of idiots, what does Bush & Co. do? Promote "Faith based initiatives" which are arguably compromising our politics because the preachers (like T.D. Jakes ) are jumping into bed with the Republicans. By the way, I heard Al Sharpton himself make half of this point a few days ago.
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Re: 'If I had...I'd' game

Black Viking ·
If I had a Harley-Davidson Road King... I'd criss-cross the country a few times, partying in every state.
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