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Re: Afrocentric versus Eurocentric

Dusty Elbow ·
Seeing Europeans academic experts show fangs at discrediting Afrocentricism [who made up this term?] means that they wish to show facts that blacks are delussional basically. When we present facts and their own side present facts about slavery they try to run away as far as the eye can see and beyond. We can talk about the other stuff outside slavery Egyptian civilization, Roman, Greek, North Africa, Middle East, etc but not the Americas slavery since this is a debate of who built the New...
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Re: BLACK PEOPLE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

The Homo-Sexuals ·
I am wakafa One-gay-Guy, The Madman, I was born in south east London England and i am 36 years of age, Zim being my background, like i have said there is no black man in Britain who is above 50 years of age born in UK. I am begging you not to come here and feed me with all the gabbage, black people started coming to England in the late 50s, history might say something but as of present on this thread i know what i am talking and writing about. The case is closed. And if you have doubts ask...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
I had an actual, admitted "WHITE BOY" drop this one on me. So I decided to share mostly because it listed those 4 central themes, those so-called Unpopular "Truths". As I read *it* all (the "White BOY" stopped at #2 and figured the statement about Standard Of Living would help him) I was like, "This Is Straight Out Of The CON-FEED Reader!" Especially this: Compare that with CON-Feed's favorite hook (among many):
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

MBM ·
Similarly, in the face of considerable evidence to the contrary, why people passively consume what they are fed by the government (a group that is known to do anything for political gain) is beyond me. At some point, if one is a critical thinker, thay have to ask the serious question: who benefitted by 9/11? Our president had zero political leverage and extremely weak popular support prior to 9/11. The public realized that, for better or worse, the Supreme Court put Bush in office NOT the...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

MBM ·
Frenchy - darling - do you understand anything about politics? Do you understand that a weak president shooting down an American plane would be political suicide? What if they shot the plane down and it really didn't have any "terrorists" on it? They made a mistake and thought a plane that was returning to land was in "attack mode" and shot it down. Who knows? Do you know anything about Dick Cheney that would lead you to believe that he would NOT shoot down an American plane? If the primary...
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Re: What makes caucasians white?

Empty Purnata ·
On racial categories, one case-in-point on how broad "racial" categories are is Central Asians. Central Asians (peoples from Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kahazakstan, Turkey, Iran, etc.)are Caucasoid, yet they don't resemble Western Europeans very much. Central Asians have rounded (actually, semi-Monogoloidic eyes), big noses, fullish lips, wavy and/or curly hair, and brown skin. About 100,000 years ago, some Central Asians traveled eastward into Asia (which...
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Re: Nick Cannon "I'm addicted to white women"

Huey ·
I guess what EP's saying is that if you're dating Asian and Hispanic women, the looks aren't as harsh as when dating a white female. Plus, when I dated an East Indian woman, I haven't come across any Hispanic, Indian or Asian Klansmen so far.
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Lord please help this Kneegrow. First - I support the Palestinean's RIGHT TO SELF DETERMINATION. Hamas, just like the Sunni's in Iraq have been told to engage in the poltical process rather than violent actions to get their way. Some people played this election victory as a "loss" for the USA and Israel. This couldn't be further from the truth. Second - the media did a report on a Hamas lady who was elected though she had no previous political experience. She sent 3 of her 5 sons to their...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Yemaya ·
I read the papers this morning in my local area and the headlines are catchy. Here's one from the New York Post: " HAMASTAN: Mideast vote creates terror state " Here's another from the NY Daily News: " HAMAS WINS, PEACE LOSES " and " TERROR TRIUMPHS " This is definite media bias. Pro-Israeli media bias. The Palestinian people voted these folks into office. That's democracy and the US is still against it. Either the government wants democracy in the Middle East OR they just want the...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Empty Purnata ·
Don't you know? Didn't you get the memo? It's only DEMOCRACY if Republicans or right-wing people who support American corporate/social interest are elected. If anyone else is elected, it's Liberal/Socialist/Communist/Progressive Tyranny or Pro-Terrorism. Duh, everyone knows that. Only Republicans and right-wingers know what's best for people.
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Vox ·
That picture was huge back in the day, during one of the big famines in east Africa back in he 80s or early 90s, either in the Sudan or Somalia, but not in Ethiopia. The story behind the photo is more tragic: this little girl , CF (shows how much of a damn YOU give!) was heading toward relief when she gave out. I don't remember whether the photographer helped her or not (my bet is not), or what happened to her parents. But it was a photo that generated a lot of response back then... for some...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

qty226 ·
Vox, thanks for the background concerning this picture, it really touched me. I do agree with you, anyone that uses this photo to make a political statement,etc. takes the focus or interest away from HER...........and no matter what, its wrong. CF, youre a grown man, you really should know better. We all care for everyone suffering.......everyones life, no matter whom, is precious. Lost of life, is never easy for anyone, anywhere. I really dont read your posts/threads, because im not really...
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: Zionism

UppityNegress ·
No, but then again I'm an atheist and I view the Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) as the folklore and rhetoric of Bronze Age tribesmen in the Middle East. While I think it's a valuable piece of literature, I don't hold it in any higher esteem or moral value than I do the Vedas or the Scandinavian sagas. No! Of course, my answer to this would be no, but then my answer for this question wouldn't matter b/c I don't accept the premise that the Jewish/Christian god exists. Even working on...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

kresge ·
What the ....? According to the link you provided, we are supposed to come up with a state of the union address without using the following words:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
You know, I didn't go to the link. But what we have here, I think, is a tongue in cheek, kinda thing. The prohibited words make up the essence of everything Bush. And the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address should be the prohibited list with conjections and connectors inserted, where appropriate.
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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: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Vox ·
I think it goes a little deeper than that, though, Faheem. When I said that I can't pretend to understand the mindset, I had in mind my miniscule, rudimentary understanding of the impact on Muslims from the Middle East on the fact that they largely come from a ethnic culture that derives a huge portion of its identity from religion. Islam isn't just a religion; it is probably the primary influence on their culture (even on those there who aren't Muslim). I suspect that this makes it much...
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

Khalliqa ·
I put in the wrong date........ This is what I got after putting in the correct date...... Your past life diagnosis: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere in the territory of modern East Australia around the year 1825. Your profession was that of a philosopher and thinker.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Nmaginate ·
Ummm... GROWTH FIGURES in the same sectors. Manufacturing, etc. The thing here is the impact on workers; aka "the people." Understand, now?? How about now? QUESTION: How is there "pain" when there is no Net TANGIBLE Loss (i.e. something that can be felt or touched)? How can someone run the risk of being unemployed when NOTHING IS LOST?? Hmmm....
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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: Please, please read and digest

ZAKAR ·
Interesting article.Shows you why the middle east is such a big part of the so called war on terror. It always boils down to who will control the resources.I always questioned how long the US would be able to maintain its only Superpower status
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Re: Please, please read and digest

Noah The African ·
This is true. I have been attempting to get people to prepare for serious economic crisis for about 2 years now. For black folks we need to be ahead of the curve and start doing things now to protect our families from the finacial fallout. Families are going to have to come together and pool resources. I really don't see anyway out of this mess. The only question for me is whether the correction will be abrupt or gradual. I can only pray that it will be gradual as I am not yet fully prepared...
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Re: David Irving Arrested For 'Denying Holocaust'

Faheem ·
Jazzdog you, you, you Anti-semite Ok.... One of the things that I find amazing is the world wide acceptance that six million people actually died or was killed. There is so much evidence that six million people did not die that this very ideal seem preposterous, but so many people have been bombarded with images and verbal accounts of what happen that they do not investigate the Holocaust themselves. Nine out of Ten people who believe six million people died I bet have never read anything to...
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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: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
Herustar, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To lay the sole claim to truth was not my purpose. Truth in the parable, represents the many inventions that blacks contributed to this earth. Truth represents our contributions to civilization. Contributions that originated from US but were stolen and patented by THEM. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ OK, I didn't think that you were saying that, but I wanted to make sure. What inventions did you have in mind? Some of the contributions are...
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Re: Negroes?African

James Wesley Chester ·
Thanks for the ethnographic information. I occasionally wonder about 'what ethnic groups are where' across the African continent. Your point about 'African Negroes' is well taken. By the way, I was particularly pleased that you distinguished the difference of intent by using the term western Africa as opposed to 'West Africa'. While many consider terminology insignificant, 'West Africa' is the terminaology of conquerors as is evinced by 'West Berlin', 'West Germany', 'East Asia, 'North...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
A Passage To Bangkok Rush Our first stop is in Bogota To check Colombian fields The natives smile and pass along A sample of their yield Sweet Jamaican pipe dreams Golden Acapulco nights Then Morocco, and the East, Fly by morning light We're on the train to Bangkok Aboard the Thailand Express We'll hit the stops along the way We only stop for the best Wreathed in smoke in Lebanon We burn the midnight oil The fragrance of Afghanistan Rewards a long day's toil Pulling into Katmandu Smoke rings...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I strongly disagree. Those are passive examples of particpation. We need to do much, much, more. The vanguards of the current system need to be out of business. Education is a political event and true educational reform has to be sponsored by the masses. Public school systems in the United States were born from the need to provide the nation with a constant labor force primarily made up of whites. As this nation moved from an agrarian society to a nation where goods were mass produced,...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
Great! I'm always appreciative of people who not only acknowledge problems in our educational system, but are also working towards solving those problems, whatever they may be. Ultimately, all of us know that the "educational system" is wrought with problems. Antiquated teaching methods based on an industrialized education model is just ONE of them. However, the question is what are you doing and what have you done to address what you perceive to be a problem. To be honest, I'm ready for...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

HonestBrother ·
It is an over statement. There are certainly black governments. But even in countries ostensibly run by blacks, one still has a lot of European ownership of property and control of resources. And there is much Arab dominance in the North and East.
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Mututsi60s ·
You live up to your name HonestBrother. Acknowledging that Shango67's statement was an overstatement yet sticking to your conviction about the over-dominate economic/politic force of Whites and Arabs in Africa was real. The one thing I would add, however, is that there are Whites and Arabs in Africa who are as African as African Americans are American. Imagine if things were reversed, if African Americans, while still a minority group, possessed the majority of the political and economic...
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Re: Is Pan-Africanism Truly Possible or Even Logical?

Jabbar ·
two thoughts one Pan-Africanism could come to be in two different manners. One would be to unite "religions" and "belief systems" and all come together to be one happy family. The other would be more like a business agreement, where we do not necissarily have to come to one accord instantly or even at all. two I think one thing that does seem to be true to me, it could be a misconception, is that Africans can be satisfied with life without feeling like everyone on earth agrees with them and...
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Re: Is Pan-Africanism Truly Possible or Even Logical?

UppityNegress ·
Try telling that to the Arabs of North and East Africa, who view the Black Africans as "kaffir" and animals. I don't think the northern Sudanese governemnt would agree either, seeing as how they are in a jihad for religions AND racial domination. In some parts where there has been significant mixing, they may have more genetic siilarity (like the Tauregs), but 'Middle Easterners" (Arabs, Punjabs, Bedouin, Kurds) are pretty distinct from us and more closely related to one another. "Middle...
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Re: Is Pan-Africanism Truly Possible or Even Logical?

Black Viking ·
I don't see how who they call what has any bearing on what they are. If a Black man calls me a Black man, does that mean that he is not? Meaning no disrespect to you for mentioning this, but I care even less what the Sudanese government thinks. If we're going to take the word of governments in drawing racial lines, we might as well call ourselves "animals". This is what I was getting at. The whole area has been mixing for some time now. However, this Caucasoid influence didn't start until...
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Re: Is Pan-Africanism Truly Possible or Even Logical?

UppityNegress ·
Black Viking, this is new info to me. I was aware that countries such as Egypt have had centries, millenia even, of intemixing, and control of resources were in flux between various distinct groups. I wasn't aware areas farther east, in south East Asia ("Middle East") had a pronounced Black dominance. Where did you get the sources for this? About the original Jews (Hebrews?) being of Black African heritage...I don't have any firm stats on that, except for one study which showed that...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

Nikcara ·
MBM, to address your concerns, I do not think that benefiting and utilizing the technology of the day is Black or white, I think it is human. History has brought all of us to live in this point of time and the fact that we use the tools available is truly human, especially since we are the greatest tool using mammals to walk this Earth. With that said, I whole hearttedly agree with Yemaya's comment about the Jedi Mind Trick. Many of our children who live in the ghetto, and sadly some adults...
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Re: The Math is All Wrong [Revised]

kresge ·
Yep, like most religious narratives [east, west, north, or south], we are dealing in the area of myth, metaphor, allegory, and imagination. PS - This is an example of something that Melesi would never say.
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

ZAKAR ·
PanAfrica: 'Greater Africa' Has Changed the World Too Email This Page Print This Page The East African Standard (Nairobi) COLUMN April 16, 2006 Posted to the web April 17, 2006 Ali Mazrui Nairobi Two trends relevant to the African people have been under way since the second half of the 20th Century: globalisation of Africa and hegemonisation of the United States. Africa and the people of African descent have become more of a global presence. And the US has become more of a hegemony: Empire...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

Khalliqa ·
Have you seen the activity in East Africa and Southern Africa lately??? Hmmmmm.... There seems to be no problem recruiting Asians for international trade and business ventures... while setting them up real nice and pretty in the inner cities.... Just a thought... Peace, Virtue
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

Shango67 ·
I am not sure that Black Africans are recruiting Asians as an aesthetic; it has more to do with pursuing the redevelopment capital outside of looking to the IMF and World Bank. And since we (Africans in the amerikkkas) have shown no interest in developing Africa, then I understand why Africans would chase the money. Additionally, I would be interested in knowing if these Asians were set up by Arabs or Black folk.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Fabulous ·
Excuse me, folks, but I recall reading about the Jack & Jill organization in a book called "The Color Complex" a while back. On page 25 of this book, it says the following: {snip} To this day exclusive Black social clubs like Jack & Jill and Links have a significant majority of light-skinned members. Many churches, schools, sororities, fraternities, businesses, and even neighborhoods are also reputed to be partial to light-skinned Blacks. Virtually every major urban center across the...
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Re: Green Card Marriages......any thoughts or experiences?

nayo ·
Last month, I met a gentleman from northern India, who after our first date, declared that like Neo in 'The Matrix', I was 'the one'. Initially I was flattered, but that soon gave way to annoyance. I wanted to go to the movies, go shopping, go to dinner etc., He insisted that as he had determined that I was 'the one', that any further pursuit of this 'friendship' was going towards marriage, I was to go to India to meet his mother/family. This after three weeks I questioned his sincerity and...
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Re: Green Card Marriages......any thoughts or experiences?

Latrice520 ·
I have a lot of indian friends. Most likely he wants citizen ship or some booty. From the talks that i have had with male and female east indian friends of mine, they normally stay with in their culture. Im sure his parents dont want to meet you. They have a strict class system in india. My friend kripa's dad doesnt want her to marry her boyfriend because his family doesnt have as much as they do. He is up to something. be careful and do not leave the country with this man. Stay within US...
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Re: Green Card Marriages......any thoughts or experiences?

HonestBrother ·
BTW, to the board, Latrice520...
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Re: Green Card Marriages......any thoughts or experiences?

folobatuyi ·
It would be a rare day of rain in hell before I acually see an East Indiam guy marry a black sista. Not to bust your bubble, but I am a frank realist and afterliving in New Jersey for * years (college and med school), I am sure that this affair is only for a fling...As L520 pointed, East Indians are strictly caste-restricted and being black, we are considered by them as equal to the untouchables who tend to be dark-skinned as us. Northern East Indians tend to be fair-skinned. I am sure that...
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Re: The African Presence in China & Japan

James Wesley Chester ·
Thanks for a very interesting and informative piece. It ties in well with the information on sea-going, square-sail vessels moving between China and the east coast of Africa. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: The African Presence in China & Japan

Fabulous ·
Originally posted by James Wesley Chester: Thanks for a very interesting and informative piece. It ties in well with the information on sea-going, square-sail vessels moving between China and the east coast of Africa. PEACE Jim Chester -------------------- You're welcomed, Mr. Jim Chester. I thought the article was pretty interesting & informative myself. I'm amazed by our history & just how far it extends (geographically).
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

StaryeYenightess ·
I hate everything read on this post. Why? Because most of you are measuring Black Beauty by a Black American afrocentric people and West Africans. Example Deep Mahogany Skin Natural Kinky hair Full lips Rounder behind Wider nose. The question is East African look nothing like this. Yet they are consider the oldest Africans on Earth. Most of them look like. Light brown to Olive Skin Wavy to Straight hair Thin lips Pointy noses. None of you mention this at all. I would have to say most of you...
 
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