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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I am not sure why I waste my time. I said NOTHING about getting reparations from Bush. Several weeks ago a frat brother of mine told me that Bush wasted billions in Iraq that he could have given to Black people as reparations. I asked him why is he so vocal about what "his enemy" has failed to do with his deficit spending to fund a war but he is so silent about what his friend has failed to do to pay the debt he owes to Blacks all the while having a SURPLUS. The end result for Black people...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

MBM ·
I'm not sure what you are asking. Clearly there is a positive correlation between consumer debt and bankruptcy. That that correlation increases exponentially with greater debt is intuitive. What specifically are you asking? "consumer depreciation business"? Are you just noting that consumers are, on average, buying more "stuff" now than before and financing it with consumer debt? Are you inferring that the whole idea of the American Dream is something that is designed to advance consumerism...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

umbrarchist ·
That is an interesting sentence. What is the reality of a dream, any dream? I don't give a damn about any dreams. I am talking about understanding reality and manipulating it into a more desireable future reality. The future is coming and will enentually be the current reality, but what it will be like depends on decisions we make and actions we take today. But our decisions depend on our understanding of current reality. That association between income and security for instance. There are...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

HonestBrother ·
(1) Is this taking into account another 100 years of Jim Crow? (2) It's controversial exactly what Lincoln and the Union troops were sacrificing for - i.e., was it to end slavery or was it to preserve the Union? And there were also non-altruistic reasons for white northerners to oppose slavery. For example, many white northern industrialists feared that if the south industrialized that it would have a tremendous competitive advantage due to access to a huge pool of free slave labor. (3) But...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Speak for yourself. "Worse off before" what? In the past 5 years I have had 2 children, gotten a new job with a 5 figure raise, paid off the majority of my debt and gotten more spiritually focused. Maybe rather than looking to what the GOD-verment can distribute to you it is time to look for another more effective source for grace? The United States might be facing more challenges as other powers around the world rise up from the previos period of colonialism and players in the big battle...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

HonestBrother ·
One measure of a mature intellect is the ability to look outside of one's particular personal circumstances before one makes a judgement of a general nature... Judging by MY personal circumstances, I am much better off as an individual than I was 5 years ago. But the question is not about the state of CF or the state of HB. The question is about the state of the Union. I have a friend who was somewhat of a ne'er do well. He worked in the food industry for a long time bartending or waiting...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Major Barber ·
Trust me, I started to listen to Rush in 1993 because of what I saw on 60 Minutes. I don't know who said it, but it was a black female said that Rush was racist therefore I had to listen to verify. And for the first six months, I listened to why President Clinton proposing to raise taxes on the middle class and taking money from school children who were having bake sales to lower the national debt. No racism, only criticism.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

umbrarchist ·
That song is for delude people that are proud of being deluded. This is where America was and where it is headed again. We have blown it over the last 60 years. 16 Tons Lyrics Tennesee Ernie Ford Some people say a man is made outta' mud A poor man's made outta' muscle and blood Muscle and blood and skin and bones A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong You load sixteen tons, what do ya get? Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin did the right thing By REKHA BASU REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published 1/26/1998 Before institutional memory has faded, and the 88-year-old's time is over, Des Moines should erect a monument to Edna Griffin. Chances are you don't know Griffin's name. No building or street carries it. Iowa schoolchildren don't learn it when they study the civil rights movement. And when lifetime Service Awards bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr. were handed out to the governor and four...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

James Wesley Chester ·
Some suggest that they fear that if reparations are awarded that it will prevent African Americans from any future right to legal redress against discrimination. Aside from whether you think this argument makes sense or not, would you agree to a reparations award (of an agreeable amount) if the "cost" was any future opportunity to pursue legal remedy under a race specific claim? You could sue under any race neutral Constitutional protection but any race specific laws would be removed from...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Here is a real work example of zero sum Toussiant. Who can forget the neocons' claim that under their leadership America creates its own reality? Remember the neocons' Iraq reality--a "cakewalk" war? After three years of combat, thousands of casualties, and cost estimated at over $1 trillion, real reality must still compete with the White House spin machine. One might think that the Iraq experience would restore sober judgement to policymakers. Alas, neocon reality has spread everywhere. It...
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Re: Could You Handle Instant Wealth?

Frenchy ·
My Results: Buying then Selling You spent $1,140,000! You're stretching that dollar a bit far, because you'll likely need to take out a home equity loan to keep up with the maintenance costs of your stuff. Even then, you may have to sell some or quite possibly all the things you bought with your previous wealth to get out of debt. Damn!
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Re: Could You Handle Instant Wealth?

Khalliqa ·
Buying then Selling You spent $1540000! You're stretching that dollar really far, because you'll likely need to take out a home equity loan to keep up with the maintenance costs of your stuff. Even then, you will have to sell most, if not all of the things you bought with your previous wealth to get out of debt. If you liked my test please rate it highly below, and feel free to send me feedback. Thanks! Sigh......
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Re: Please, please read and digest

Noah The African ·
This is serious stuff folks. Why would a nation stop publishing the total amount of money in circulation? One reason is that it wants to hide the fact that it is simply printing money to cover its debts, as opposed to paying its debts with tangible assets. Note also that this was not even reported in the news. Moreover, why does it make sense to have foreign banks holding much of the American debt? The answer is that when the default of the debt happens, it will not be American banks in...
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Re: Please, please read and digest

toussaint ·
This is one of the many reasons that central. government controlled banking should have been snuffed out early on in the nation's history. Also, allowing the government to get off of the gold standard gave them god-like control over our finances. For instance, if they want to take your money to shoot an Arab, buy someone's viagra, or pay for a bureaucrat's Starbucks they can either tax you directly or just print more money - a method which taxes your savings indirectly. The wars and the...
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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: 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: Present: Modern-Day 'Slave Farms' in Florida

Black Viking ·
I think... I'm going... to be sick... Oh, good. If it's a priority, then this should be shut down rather quickly, yes? Hmmm... I guess I should have waited for the other shoe to drop. Excuses equal low priority. I got this from Empty Purnata, but I can't remember who said it... "When I gave food to the hungry, they called me a saint. When I asked why the hungry had no food, they called me a communist." - unknown Instead of bringing the workers food and clothes, they should bring them weapons...
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Noah The African ·
I don't think that us "ex Detroiters" , myself included, should be looking back on "the D" feeling sorry for its decline and commenting about its decline when OUR ABSENSE only contributes to that fact. As far as I am concerned, as an EX Detroiter by choice, I am not qualified to complain about the situation of current Detroit when I could be making a difference there. That having been said, the answer to your question lies in why are we "EX" Detroiters if we love the city so much? Obviously...
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Re: Food for thought

TruEssence ·
Thanks for the Food for thought! I will most definitely check out Life and Debt
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Re: Where should Reparations funds come from?

Yemaya ·
First of all, I would've included an "all of the above" option Frenchy. It's so hard to choose just one! lol Seriously, I think that the restitution issue will never go away until all debts are paid in full. I think we are still deciding how that debt should be paid in full. I would like to see funds come directly from the people, governments and businesses that profited and continue to profit from legalized slavery of the past and of today.
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

HonestBrother ·
ntellect, in your response to me, you told me a lot of stuff that I already knew or had heard of... My essential point was that finding a (possible) reference to an Egyptian god in the very last book of the Bible does not prove that the word "Amen" is of Egyptian origin nor does it prove that Christians are evoking an Egyptian deity. And it's quite a stretch to use one verse in one of the last written Biblical books to prove something about a word that occurs in other books written centuries...
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Re: You Know You Were Raised Black When. . .

Kai ·
Peace... You know how to drive a car with no brakes, or lights..Or windshield wipers... You put hot sauce on everything including macaroni and cheese. You compulsively barbecue when the warm weather arrives... For men, you go silent when wide hips, a round backside, small waist goes by...The silence remains until the woman is entirely gone from view...After which you grimace, and say something like "God damn!!"... when someone makes something good to eat, you start saying things like "You...
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Re: Self Esteem, Vice or Virtue?

Nmaginate ·
I'll quote that great modern philosopher of the 20th/21st Century... "I am... SOMEBODY!" "I am... SOMEBODY!" - Jesse Jackson You can subcribe to the Motivation By Guilt theme that typifies your religious beliefs and believe that "God did, in fact, make [us] junk" but I find that kind of thinking counter to the genius of humanity that GOD blessed us with. "We have indeed created man in the best of moulds..." Sura 95:4 Well, I say that is 'evidence' along with all the science and order of who...
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
Throughout western history, have white women been the primary agents of oppression? by Bill McDonald Copyright © 1993 by Bill McDonald -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About 1960 a favorite joke went something like this: "My wife and I have a clear understanding. I make all the important decisions. I decide what the family position is on the recognition of Red China, how many wings of B-52s the Air Force needs, and what to do about the federal...
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Re: Introduction to Voodoo in Haiti

shebakoby ·
I thought you'd never ask. If religion is inherently lacking in "truth" THEN WHY THE F*** BOTHER WITH IT AT ALL?? Would it then not stand to reason that ATHEISM is the way to go???? There are only two kinds of spirits dude. Good angels, and bad angels. We know bad angels better under the name "demons." Angels do not go around spreading false doctrine. Demons do. God told us HOW to tell if a spirit IS NOT FROM GOD. Demons disguise themselves as benevolent spirits in order to trick humanity...
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Nmaginate ·
Les... You fashioned yourself as the "enemy" because you come here to talk about your SELF-interest and in a futile attempt try to mask it as if you are concerned with what is "right"... YOU ARE NOT. You are a fraud in that respect. You are the "enemy" because that's what resides in your mind. Your self-interest is what put you at odds... what makes you the "enemy"... YOU ARE NOT concerned with "what is right". You are concerned with what is right for you... And that's it. Just respond and...
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Re: As you can See from my name Brand Clothing, I am not poor

jazzdog ·
Its amazing that people will complain about hard economic times and then go out and spend the majority of their paycheck on something as silly as a throwback jersey. I read somewhere once where young upwardly urban black professionals were getting over their head into debt trying to make a good impression. Buying the latest expensive cars and living in the highest priced locations. However you go in their nice place and open the fridge and its empty because they can't afford food
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Re: As you can See from my name Brand Clothing, I am not poor

MBM ·
We all do what we can to make ourselves feel good/better about ourselves. If you're Bill Gates, you give hundreds of millions of dollars away to causes that you care about. If you're Donald Trump, you build buildings/monuments to yourself. If you're Bob Johnson, you buy a professional sports franchise. If you're doing OK - you buy a nice home, cars, clothes, vacations, etc. You keep up with the Jones! On the other hand, if you're struggling - you probably have even more of a need to build...
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Re: Pres. Bush is being pressured for Black Male Commission

mocove ·
wait. wouldn't this be a sufficient cause for this: - marc morial, former mayor of new orleans or this: - rep. danny davis (d-ill) do you really believe other groups care or share your concern? also i highly doubt afro males who are deep ~in honest ~ debt are induced to a life of crime. and gang members have shown a rather high propensity for saving loads of cash. matter factly, most prefer cash-only transactions. murderers? of course, a gang-banger would be less employable. furthermore, who...
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Re: For My People

Rowe ·
Exploitation or Strategic Business? If you really want to scare yourselves into a conspiratory discussion, think about the growing number of American companies that are closing their corporations in the US in order to do outside contracting with foreignors that are more than happy to work for much less than Americans, especially young "educated" Americans exiting colleges with nothing to offer companies except high expectations and high hopes. American businesses are saying "Later for that!"...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi Sun Nubian, just stopped by to post a article and boy was I surprised at how you all flushed out that white deceiver and showed it up for what it is. This is hiliarious. You all worked this white maggot till it forgot to hide it's obvious white racist deceiver nature. 'They're not black, they're not black' screeches this effeminate he/bitch which has no trace of masculinity to it's lying, deceiving, CAUGHT BIG-TIME CARCASS. Whoa! Glad I came back for a visit......a white maggot deceiver...
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Re: Introduction to Voodoo in Haiti

shebakoby ·
It is illogical to continue to believe something you KNOW (or suspect) is wrong. People who adhere to religions for alternate reasons are hypocrites. Rejecting religion is a totally logical last step in the process of admitting lies, distortions, or what have you, in the religions. DUDE. What I'm "babbling" about is the illogic of your reasoning. You are trying to say that "organized" religion is lacking in truth, while insinuating that "make-your-own-from-scratch" is MORE valid. That's...
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Re: Sharpton Ponders Next Move

MBM ·
Sharpton's Sayonara By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, March 16, 2004; 8:52 AM What exactly did Reverend Al accomplish with his presidential campaign? He didn't win many votes, that's for sure--345 in New Hampshire, 1,885 in Delaware, 3,304 in Connecticut, 308 in Minnesota. He was an afterthought at many of the debates, though usually the funniest guy on the stage. It would be hard to argue that he brought much attention to his urban agenda. When he didn't do well in his...
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

Kweli4Real ·
Information to combat the lies and half-truths. More to follow. Bush's "Piratization" of Social Security January 11, 2005 By Vermeer Bush is siccing the investor class on the worker class. Which are you? If you make more of your income from work than you earn from investments, you are part of the worker class; if you make most of your income from investments, you may be part of the investor class - unless, of course, you are retired and are no longer earning income from current labor.
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Re: Why Should We Just "Get Over It"?

MBM ·
The Case Against Reparations Sometimes a bad idea is so pregnant with mischief that it compels our attention. One such idea is now propelling a movement to secure reparations for American slavery. The seeming simplicity of this plea is truly seductive. In skeletal form the argument looks like this: Once upon a time some white people enslaved some black people; the institution of American slavery robbed "the black community" of its inheritance; the long years of servitude produced enduring...
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Re: Support the troops....

Oshun Auset ·
Capitalism is a system that functions of the oppression and exploitation OF THE MAJORITY of humanity. A few people can move up out of the oppressed group into being an oppressor(largely only within the G-8 countries...which I don't expect you to think outside of, evidence being your later posts about your lack of knowledge of CIA covert opperations in Africa). I guess as long as you are in the big house. All those in the field, remain nameless faceless masses that don't matter. What world...
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Re: America's Original Sin

James Wesley Chester ·
the 15th Amendment, which guaranteed blacks the right to vote.---Linda Chavez I don't enjoy being a 'nag.' Notable people keep telling this same lie. I say lie because they are too 'smart' to ignorant of the truth. And they still continue to say what they know is not true. The 15th Amendment DID NOT give African American-Americans the RIGHT to vote. Once again: The 15th Amendment ONLY PROTECTS the right to vote. In fact, the RIGHT to vote is NOT confer by any provision of the Constitution...
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Re: America's Original Sin

Nmaginate ·
I like these unsound suggestions as to What Is BEST. All SINS especially the most grievous have consequences and hence "punishment". Adam & Evil did not escape it. The Law Of The Universe says none of us can. The Laws Of Man are set to prohibit escape from the Payment For One's Sins. The will be a Reckoning of All SINS. Those trying to pass over their Debt Penitence when its in their hands and within their ability to "pay" make their date with Hell. Of that the Bible (and any allusion to...
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Re: THE TRUTH OF THE HISTORICAL JESUS & THE MYTHICAL CHRIST

shebakoby ·
I will leave the explanation to the end paragraph quote. Good Character is pretty much a universal requirement in the world, because it makes the world run more smoothly in terms of human relations. However this does not address adequately why we have any problems keeping a good character. "Experience of the Divine" is a subjective concept. I am aware of "spirits" being out there, and the nature of these "spirits" has been revealed to me. Those that talk to humans and spread "another...
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Re: Russell Simmons Eyed As New NAACP Prez

EbonyRose ·
Next NAACP President Needs Special Qualities By Hazel Trice Edney | SACOBSERVER.COM WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The person who succeeds Kweisi Mfume as president of the NAACP must be versatile, equally comfortable protesting in the streets as wielding power and influence in the corporate suites, Civil Rights Movement experts say. Retiring NAACP President and CEO Kweisi Mfume focused on restoring financial stability to the NAACP. The next president should focus more on civil rights,...
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Re: Imperialism - Wars Without End

Oshun Auset ·
Central Africa, a catastrophe created by capitalism 2 December 1996 By the Editorial Board The impoverished states of Central Africa have once again become the scene of terrible human suffering. Barely two years after the slaughter in Rwanda claimed more than 1 million lives, new scenes of hunger, disease and mass flight are being broadcast around the world. Thousands have already died in the chaotic exodus across the borders of Zaire and Rwanda. Countless children have been separated from...
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Re: The Reality of Poverty in 2005

MBM ·
Blair urges world to help Africa LONDON, England (AP) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair has challenged the world to help end the poverty, conflict and disease plaguing Africa, as he launched a major international report on how to ease the continent's woes. "There can be no excuse, no defense, no justification for the plight of millions of our fellow beings in Africa today. There should be nothing that stands in our way of changing it. That is the simple message from the report published...
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Re: Perverted Trends of Gangster / Criminal Lifestyles are Ravaging Black Culture...

EbonyRose ·
Commentary: Bert Williams Wore Blackface in 1905, and in 2005, it's our Young Men Who Wear Masks Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005 By: Wayne Dawkins, BlackAmericaWeb.com HAMPTON, Va. – Bert Williams, the talented black vaudeville performer of about a century ago, wore masks, writer Leonard Pitts told a packed room at Hampton University. Williams' physical mask was the blackface makeup that put him in character as the dumb, lazy black male that pleased white audiences and reinforced their sense...
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Re: Any Thoughts About The Schiavo Case?

jazzdog ·
I have made it quite clear to my wife the RN to not allow that to happen to me especially considering the economic impact it would have on our family. The last thing I would want is for my family to go into severe debt keeping a turnip plugged into a machine.
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Re: Help! There is a Lack of Brothas

Rowe ·
I agree with your suggestion for women to become more "patient" with the brothas, with men in general. But let's have women to understand that there's a difference between being patient and being stupid. Patience should be practiced when your loved one is pursuing a better job, is working on becoming more intimate and less sexual by reciprocating your affection, or perhaps quitting a cigarette addiction. Patience should NOT be practiced when your man has not pursued a job or education since...
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Re: Let's just talk EVIDENCE - MICHAEL JACKSON!

Michael ·
"*Lashid rolls eyes, ...and yawns* I see that we are not willing to just stick with discussing evidence ...Is it fair to ask if any of y'all actually even follow the trial, court documents, etc.? Yet, you are all so quick to speak on the case and give an instant "verdict"? ...Go back to doing your "investigation" through Access Hollywood! ...And I ALSO see that this "African-American" board is full of non-black posters... "Jacko"? ...A very non-black reference to Mr. Jackson, wouldn't you...
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Re: Let's just talk EVIDENCE - MICHAEL JACKSON!

Michael ·
.....well Michael Jackson, etc.,......let me hang on to some of that "multi-millionaire subjected to being oppressed assets". I'll show you what I can do with it, and the money won't be heavily invested in a "Neverland", or be used to acquire the exclusive rights to any "Beatles music masters or the like", or to finance some Caucasian controlled business venture, but rather the money will be heavily invested in my own community, with people that I can trust or have faith in! ......if it was...
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Re: [Insert Witty Salutation Here]

Frenchy ·
Well, I was certainly scarred back then. I came home hugging lighting fixtures and kissing water pipes for that sweet sound of running water. I'd like to go back, but so much about the place makes me sad and angry (the idolization of all things American, the political warfare, the image of Jamaicans the tourist industry presents, blahblahyougetthepoint). Have you seen the documentary Life and Debt ? On a completely different note, is that you in your avatar? And if it is, who was trying to...
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Re: [Insert Witty Salutation Here]

AudioGuy ·
Saw it... and loved it. It was truly an eye opener. When I was in college I worked at a theater on campus. The CSA (car. student assoc.) invited Manley to come speak and they treated him like a hero. Of course, I am ashamed to say, I had no idea who he was and could not appreciate his visit - the movie, L & D, made me understand why they revered(?) him so. No, it's not. It is just a pic that I came across one day while surfing the web. I chose it as an avatar because of the symbolism.
 
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