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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

nayo ·
"""Once slavery "ended" and the slaves were let go, America, Brazil, the Carribbean and Latin America were finished with us. We were let go not "freed". Now it was time to ship in the white Europeans and now the Asians and Hispanics to enjoy this wealth. Black folks can all go to hell! Now to show you how twisted is the thinking of Europeans, if a pet owner was to abandon his pet on the freeway or be found not providing food or water for said pet his irresponsible ass would go to jail or pay...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Yemaya: Please note - I am not a "conservative". The labels "liberal" and "conservative" are contextual. I prioritize the value of CULTURE in shaping the ideas of the people and go a long way to translate what are "common goals" in their minds into PHYSICAL REPRESENTATIONS. It is FOOLISH for anyone to support of oppose something simply because it is "liberal" or "conservative". I choose to use REAL WORLD EVIDENCE on the impact of various policies. I support policies that produce favorable...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
No, ddouble... I wasn't giving a justification.... for me there are two separate emotions being expressed..... Let me try to explain a bit further..... Do these women enjoy the criminal lifestyle? No.... These women could give a lecture on it that would give inspiration to others to leave it...... --- But, the contradiction is....seemingly... any way.... that in their personal choices.... they choose men sometimes that go against the grain of everything they espouse..... When discussed......
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Re: Haitian elections concern students

Isome ·
In order to get the US and France to stop invading and waging war, Haiti paid reparations to France for the loss of slave labor. It took a century to pay the debt, but they did it. The current election outcome is being challenged by the sole white candidate who just HAPPENS to be someone who backed the GANG of 184 (the US armed & funded former TonTon Macoutes, FRAPH and Duvalier associates) who were the front men of the coup that ousted Aristide.
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
So let's sum up your argument here. As far as you're concerned, it's women's fault that 800,000 Black men are incarcerated. It's women's fault that some Black men subscribe to a thug mentality and participate in thug behavior. It's women's fault that some Black men refuse to acknowledge and be responsible for the children that they father. And ultimately it's women's fault that a disproportionate number of Black men are not applying to colleges. All of these issues are the Black women's...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

thayfen ·
I understand where Detroit1 is coming from...I live in Detroit, and the situation is a bit different than in other regions of the U.S. Yes, there are SOME Black Women who make bad choices in their relationships and lives. As there are Black men who do the same...I grew up in a negative environment, and had to contend with the "negative-types". Over the years, I've actually helped about twenty of these people (fifteen male, five female) to get their stuff together. There were certain truths...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Kweli4Real ·
It's a lot easier to rape and pillage when you don't have to be bothered with something as constraining as the Constitution. Besides, let's not forget the Bush Administration's ties on the deal. Snow, the guy that signed off on the deal, will make millions, as former executive of CSX.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

MBM ·
Like I said before, these guys aren't working for the government for free!!
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Brother Ddouble, are you implying that women and men pursue relationships in the same ways? Haven't we all reached the conclusion that men have a tendency to select women based on looks, whereas women select men based on income? So why would I give you all the same advice that I would give women? Secondly, in my view, though the two discussions centered on the same topic, the argument that was presented then, and the argument that's being presented now are not the same. In the discussion...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Huey ·
Wonderful post, Sandye. Many folks can say that some men and women are pursuing those out of one's league. The question is "what" league are we in? Are the leagues measured by height? Body tone? Income? Confidence level? I was friends with many female jocks and cheerleaders because I knew them in my classes. Many of my male friends in college didn't try to talk to them b/c they thought they weren't in they're "league." But they gave me high fives sometimes, thinking I was "macking" them, but...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

detroit1 ·
Not to leave you hanging, but sure; I pursue women of substance. (I didn't mean to infer that I didn't). I'll share. Substance to me as a balance of mind, body and soul: A combination of tacit intelligence, enticing physical and a heart sweet as pie. And like many men, I've been through a developmental stage in life where I made the mistake of seeking out sistas strictly based on how good the sight of her in tight pants/jeans fit her thighs and ass; I was totally helpless to it. Fortunately,...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Sister Virtue, brother Detroit never used the word some to describe his perception of Black women. As far as brother Detroit is concerned, Black women make poor choices in men in general because we're all suffering from what he described as "cognitive dissonance." But the truth is, women from all racial categories make "bad" choices in men, and men do the same. If they didn't, they wouldn't be in here complaining about the unsuccessful choices they've made. The reason why I'm so disturbed by...
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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: 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: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Faheem ·
Let's talk about it while it is happening and while it is fresh on our mind. I am really enjoying this economic panel, we have some brilliant folk up there, although the arguing about the Black church was a bit much, I believe the points being made were on point. So much information has been offered and so many good questions have been asked. a good question about gentrification was raised and that is, is it really gentrification when we are the gentrifiers, pushing our poor family members...
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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

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 ·
I don't have any particular problems with it. It has its place but, most importantly, it has its proper proportion and applicability. Properly proportioned or applicable, relevant and realistic = the former. The latter is out-of-proportion. The former deals with the psychology the latter aims to combat while at the same time being realistic in its attempt to encourage, motivate or mobilize. It's done all the time when people invoke MLK and others "who died to give us..." the right to vote,...
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Re: Job banks, Rubber Rooms and Lazy ass people making 64k-100k a year... doing nothing

Faheem ·
The Jobs Bank has its origins in the tough times Detroit faced in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A spike in oil prices, a harsh recession and the first major assault from fuel-efficient Japanese cars hammered the Big Three and cost tens of thousands of union jobs. The UAW agreed to its first concessionary contracts in 1982 with the Big Three, which then made three out of every four vehicles sold in America. Battling the new competition, GM developed a plan to spend $24 billion improving...
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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: 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: Can a woman be a player?

RadioRaheem ·
yes they can, but usually they don't do a good job at it
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Re: "Church Of The Spread Legs"

thayfen ·
For every woman in Detroit who asked for honest emotion (All the women who asked were married/divorced)...I, personally, ran across others (ALL single) who saw such expression as WEAKNESS--and would happily tell me so. My wife was the first who did not, and I was twenty-nine when I met her.
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Re: One Man Battling the Democratic Party

1milehi ·
http://adeebafolami.com/archives/2006/perryman2.html
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

leart ·
I heard that early on, but I was just curious that no later News Reports have mentions the breakdown of the British Sellers of this Port Deal. I finally remembered who the Head of the Carlyle Group was for many years, that was former Secretary of Defence Mr. Carluchi (sp). I also forgot to mention that your boy Neil Bush (President younger Brother) got financing through UAI for his education Program that he Markets there and everywhere else. But you don't see a lot of news reports on that...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Empty Purnata ·
http://www.solidarity-us.org/atc/84Lang.html
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Re: Neoliberalism As A Descent Into Fascism

Empty Purnata ·
http://prorev.com/fascist.htm
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Re: Terrell Owens Finally Released by Philadelphia Eagles

Black Viking ·
I'd be equally happy to see him go to Denver or Kansas City. Both of those teams need a good dose of cancer. Raider Nation!
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Re: Terrell Owens Finally Released by Philadelphia Eagles

EbonyRose ·
Spoken like a TRUE Raiders fan!! I feel ya, Black Viking!!!
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

kresge ·
Are these terms used in a self referential fashion for a transcontinental transtribal identity or are they terms of ascription? I meant the former as opposed to the latter? I may not have been clear that my concern above was with respect to self referential identity.
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Re: Women in there twenties why?

detroit1 ·
Here in Detroit, there is currently a conference going on to address the issues of young girls including building self-esteem, self-confidence, self-worth, emotional health, social skills and the necessary tools needed for healthy relationships. www.girls-matter.org Is in the best interest of the black community that our young girls grow up into women who do not find appeal in man-sharing, who demand marriage before children, who don't use their bodies for gratification nor involve...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

MidLifeMan ·
I agree. I haven't done lengthy research but I wouldn't be surprised to find that people who have been oppressed and truly gained their freedom must not only remove the physical "shackles" of the oppressor but the mental and spiritual ones. The former slaves of this country and we as their decedents have not fully done so. Also, to be truly free these same oppressed people must have control over the economic, religious ideology, and politics of the nation. And the most important part, they...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

bigddouble ·
Are you really asking a question or are you making a statement? You've already discounted any potential dissenting opinions as "lying and denying" so what's the point of presenting this as a question? Have you polled enough men to know that: is an accurate characterization of all (or even most) men? Additionally, where is your data to validate these conclusions: IMO, people should view sexuality from a pragmatic, or a functional/moralistic standpoint. If it's pragmatic, everyone should...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Kai ·
Peace.... Actually I was doing both. I made a statement, and I asked a question. I never said that every man likes a promiscuous woman. There is always the rule, and the exception to the rule. I would say that men who date specifically for the purpose of finding a wife are the exception. My request for an admission was directed at men who date women hoping for a sexual encounter. Men who will only date women that they would marry have no standing as it relates to this issue. Yes I have My...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Kai ·
Peace... I do not think that a change in locations alone will change our minds. I think that establishing ourselves in a separate territory would provide the environment necessary for such a change, however freedom will come to birth once we have redirected ourselves toward who and what we really are. This nation, America cannot afford to see it's former slaves liberated in this manner. Yes. However, while certain cheiftains in Africa were guilty of culpable conduct, they are no longer...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Kai ·
Peace... Bruh...almost every marraige suffers serious trials...To separate for a time would be normal especially in the beginning of the relationship. Trust is based upon something. If trust is built upon love for one another, and not a love of self, then as soon as one of you doubts the other's love, the trust will fail. If a woman willfully allows many different men to enter her, then I believe that she is lacking self esteem, and self love. Once her feelings for you come into question,...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

AudioGuy ·
I think that men may say this, but in reality I don't believe this is true... Screw the same girl as my boy while he is too?? I don't think so... Yes he does - as long as it's with him... he just doesn't want her to be that free with others... Which is exactly why most women will lie about their past regardless of how many partners she as had...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Kai ·
Black Viking wrote: I belong to the struggle for liberation of black people in America. My personal condition is irrelevant. If we are not free, then I am not free. I love my people like that. Freedom is about options, and choices. If you are trapped in a steady state of misery due to inequality, and miseducation, then you cannot fit into the definition of being free. When you are free, you are no longer a dependant. Let us consult Webster. Main Entry: 1free Pronunciation: 'frE Function:...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

ZAKAR ·
I suggest you look at the situation in the community now, believe me i know what it was like back then, my mother and father have told me, my grandparents have told me. I pass former slave plantations everyday. But my question is, where are we now. Who said not to fight for your rights here? I said how are we gonna fight a system of white supremacy from inside the bell of the beast when we virtually have no power? no one has answered it yet, but instead they again ask me what I would do. I...
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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: 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: How Many of You Read An African American Newspaper?

EbonyRose ·
Kresge ... You know there are 2 papers here ... the African-American News & Issues and The Houston Defender. The latter is better than the former ... but, you're right, neither one is probably ever going to win any journalistic prizes.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
Half a million march against US immigration reform Demonstrators march in Los Angeles, California, to protest of proposed illegal immigration legislation. Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented immigrants and rejection of a proposed law that would drastically tighten US immigration rules.(AFP/Getty Images/J. Emilio Flores) LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

kresge ·
He has done his homework. It is the use of etymology in this way which shows a lack of understanding of linguistic, semiotic, and hermeneutical theory as it relates to language and meaning. Fine, Do you ever read anything that challenges your assumptions/conceptions about reality or do you only look for material that bolsters your worldview? Serious scholars do the former. Real learning is an agonistic process.
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Re: African American Suicide

kresge ·
I was shocked as well when I read it in the book. When I was doing my counseling training years ago, the numbers that we had showed that AA youth hardly ever committed suicide, that this was definitely more of a white thing. The conventional wisdom was that if a black youth died of non-natural causes or accident, it was most likely due to black youth killing one another. Yet, there was always a sense with respect to the latter, that such violence was rooted in self-hatred/self-destructive...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Yemaya ·
OK etymologists, what is the meaning of Amen-Ra as it relates to the language spoken by the Egyptians and their former "Jewish" slaves?? How was it used in context at that time so that at least I can get an understanding of the difference between "Amen" and "ammam". Again I'd like to raise the issue of the "Jewish" people being enslaved in Egypt for many generations and adopting their habits and language, which is evident even today. Please post a link if you all can find one.
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Fine ·
The "Afrim" people who became the "Ivrim" people who became the "Jewish/Hebrews" when they migrated to Europe were never really under any type of "harsh" slavery via the Egyptians. They were "all" black tribes that lived and flourished amongst one another. In order to tweek the story that they claimed they wrote but did not--the European Jewish/Hebrew people left Egypt willingly and came back willingly... "The Africans Who Wrote the Bible" by Dr. Darkwah
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Re: Study: The Dumbing Down of America By The Decades

ma'am ·
Why blame it all on the schools? Is it the end of the game when teachers drop the ball, or does someone else pick it up? Several of my mom's friends are from the old South. Former modern slaves, aka sharecroppers, who went to rundown schools without resources. They read. They had parents on their asses who made sure that their children would be literate. We can't keep putting the blame for kids not being able to read on squarely on the shoulders of the school system. Proactive parenting can...
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
What forces do YOU believe are contributing to the decline of the city of Detroit?
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

HonestBrother ·
Ebonygoddess, I feel the same way... I was born in Detroit and stil have a lot of family there. Last summer I visited the house I grew up in for the first time in 23 years and the neighborhood had really gone downhill...
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