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Re: Afrocentric versus Eurocentric

Fine ·
Yes. ------------------- Dusty Elbow: We "can" very well talk about Americas slavery and there is alot to talk about: Connecticut Military Law, 1784--forbade blacks from serving in military First Naturalization Law, 1790--congress declared US a white nation Federal Militia Law, 1792--only whites could enlists in peacetime militia Fugitive Slave Law, 1793--protected slaveholders rights, discouraged blacks from running away Virginia Migration Law, 1793--forbade free blacks from entering that...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

ricardomath ·
Black Church Summit 23 Dec 05 12:00 AM EST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Sharpton and Flunder to Headline Black Church Summit on Gay Rights Focus on Homophobia and Exclusionary Divisiveness December 20, 2005 - Washington, DC - National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) will convene a major discussion on lesbian and gay rights among black faith leaders. The two day Summit is to be hosted by First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and is scheduled for January 20-21, 2006. For a schedule of events,...
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
While in college, I was a librarian, technically a book shelver at the University of Georgia. Is that humble enough of a start?
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Huey, you were at UGA? So was I....
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
When did you graduate? I finished at Fall (Dec.) 1993.
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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: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
Article And since the Air Force Academy's coach is hardly the only one who noticed that African-Americans are integral to football success (just the one who got hammered for noticing it publicly), Lapchick also reported on significant academic disparities between black and white athletes. Among the 56 bowl teams, half had graduation rates for white players that were more than 20 percent higher than that of black players"”and another 10 schools had discrepancies of more than 30 percent...
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Re: NEW....

Khalliqa ·
The geographical location?--- Georgia... The Giants?--- Friends and Family..... The Paradise?---- My humble acceptance of the kindness of the human spirit.... I'm awake and open enough to receive it..... Thanks for asking..... Thanks for allowing me to share.... Peace, Virtue
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
I was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, in the town of Watts. In regards to the Black/Mestizo situation, I've noticed a few things: When Mestizos are a very small minority in a predominantly Black area, no one pays them any mind. In fact, many of the middle aged and older Black women will often be very friendly, and be a little sympathetic b/c the Mestizos (in this phase) are usually very poor, have many children, and don't speak English. This is my experience, so I don't want to...
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Re: Terrence Howard's "Pimp or Be Pimped" Moment

Yemaya ·
How many times did Jamie Foxx sing "Georgia" outside of the film role he played?? I'm not saying he should sing the song, I'm saying if you play the role of a pimp, you can expect BS like that to come your way. And frankly I'm tired of roles like this being nominated as outstanding by the Academy. I recall Denzel, after many playing outstanding roles, getting an Oscar for "Training Day" where he plays a crooked cop who commits all sorts of crimes. I'll just say we'll agree to disagree on...
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Re: Potential reduction in Child Support payments for non-custodial parents

bigddouble ·
More on the new formula calculation: The new child support formula Published on: 03/16/06 Georgia is changing the way child support payments are calculated. Last year, the General Assembly passed a law saying that when the amount of child support is calculated, noncustodial parents will no longer pay a flat percentage of their incomes; instead, the income of both parents will be taken into account. It also passed a "parenting time" adjustment that would give noncustodial parents a reduction...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

MBM ·
Well - you know you can't make that last statement and not expect for a question about it! Can you explain your thoughts about "rejecting integration"? We live in a white country. On a daily basis, we have no choice but to interact with white America. While "rejecting integration" can be emotionally liberating, what do you see as the practical implications, limits, and ramifications of that? I've written about using the "white flight" phenomenon to create all black or majority black...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I have read your thoughts about a Black state and of course, I think your outline is a great plan. However, Africans managing an entire state in this country will come with a cost. What I am saying is... Haiti, the first, only liberated and free African state / country in the western hemisphere is suffering, IMO, beause their ancestors kicked french ass all over Hispanola. Yes, I do think white folks have long term memory, especially in the case of the Haitian people. The ramifications of a...
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Re: Conspiracy, COINTELPRO & Malachi York

1milehi ·
thanks kai. ---------------------------------- the following article appeared in the 03-23 denver weekly news:
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

tru2urself16 ·
Gladys Knight and the Pips: Midnight train to Georgia.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

HonestBrother ·
Now that's my song! My gurl Gladys goes to chuch on that one
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
L.A. braces for protest, as Bush addresses 'emotional debate' Pending legislation spurs tens of thousands to march LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- As thousands of people were expected to protest legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants on Saturday, President Bush said he planned to toughen enforcement of immigration laws. "America is a nation of immigrants, and we're also a nation of laws," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "When illegal immigrants know they will be caught and...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
Wow! What is the SOA? The School of the Americas (SOA), in 2001 renamed the "Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation," is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers, located at Fort Benning, Georgia. Initially established in Panama in 1946, it was kicked out of that country in 1984 under the terms of the Panama Canal Treaty. Former Panamanian President, Jorge Illueca, stated that the School of the Americas was the "biggest base for destabilization in Latin America."...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
I have a thread here about some recient victories in the struggle against the SOA. ¡No Mas! http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/79160213/m/9751002783
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

folobatuyi ·
HB, Thanks for bringing this up! I have found this observation to be true right here in Cleveland. I understand that in cold climate areas, the local folks tend to be cold and reserved. But geez, I don't think an occassional wave or smile would be so unwelcomed. Ok, maybe it's the gap in my teeth that is scaring folks away. The guys give the obligatory nodd...but the sistas....hmmm? Interestingly,I have been told that I say hi too much by a sista at work yet she asked me why folks seem to...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Fabulous ·
Perhaps it indeed depends on the area involved. . .I have yet to experience the same type of harassment from black men that some of the ladies here have mentioned. . .although I have several black female friends who speak of the same negative experiences. In my case though, I generally smile back or acknowledge most greetings in some way--out of habit. However, if a man is too pushy or out of hand, I will simply show him my gun and tell him to back the hell off. Just kidding, folks. I never...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
Rowe, are we on the same thread?... I'm talking about custom - not mating - I'm saying that in this setting (Athens, Georgia) black women systematically - as a GROUP - resisted this custom that even white women observed... and I'm not the only one who has noticed this...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Rowe ·
If it's that obvious, then what is wrong with the men in Athens, GA.? Are the women in Athens, GA gay, bisexual? Have the women claimed to have a lot of bad experiences? What is your explanation for why those women in Athens, GA won't have anything to do with the Black men there? I'm very much interested in your response.
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
Rowe, I don't know... that's why I started the thread... I didn't have an expanation... but the phenomenon seemed sufficiently widespread that it seemed worthwhile to seek an answer... and perhaps there is no one answer...but the thing that surprises me is how uniform the responses to this thread have been... I.e., that women feel that it invites unwanted sexual attention... and I'm not disputing what they say... although it does surprise me.... I've never personally taken a passing greeting...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Rowe ·
Then the the only reasonable explanation that we can deduce (based on your observation) is that Black women in Athens, GA lack manners. They require special training in social etiquette and Georgia customs. I'm also curious as to why if your mother, who I'm assuming is a southern woman, passed these great customs onto you, why didn't other Black mothers residing in southern areas pass these same customs onto their Black daughters?
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
Maybe you're right... why didn't I think of that?
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Khalliqa ·
Mine too....I was raised in the South..... this is very much true...... when I moved to DC it was somewhat of a culture shock..... I spoke to everyone I saw.... only to get unwanted responses (mostly negative).... Many reasons.... especially now that I'm back I can see a stark difference... **influx of northerners bringing their mores.... ** lax parenting in general..... **feminist negative coloring of the practice.... **culture that's male dominated (including hip hop).... where...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
Sorry, I had to get this... just in case you decided to erase it I need at least one witness to confirm that I'm not crazy and making this up
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Khalliqa ·
You know I was trying not to mention that..... it was a reality for me personally in Georgia... though not with J&J..... the paperbag test....... was applied here in Georgia by many members of the organization.... tthough not all..... but enough that it was a common practice..... I do not think skin color is an issue any more.... at least not to the extent it used to be.... I think income and status was and still is a significant factor.... which is why.... it's good to instill...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Diamond ·
Virtue, You are so right, we don't discuss the hurtful things we have done to ourselves. We are quick to point out what the white man has done to us but we very seldom discuss what we do to ourselves. I am ashamed to say that I have heard of the paper bag test. Not only with the J&J but with other black organizations. For example my church, I heard it said by someone I respect that a presbyterian is a baptist that has made it. In addition, my presbyterian church has a history of only...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

MidLifeMan ·
I may have shared this once before... I had a conversation with a cousin years ago. We meet for drinks and dinner and were talking and catching up on what each had been up to...when he out of the blue asked, "oh, and what is up with the sisters these days". I didn't ask what do you mean I said, "do you mean why is it that when you see one they look at you like you owe them money"...He said "YA!...everywhere I go these days it's the same thing" I have to ask do the black women respond to...
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Re: DNA Used to Trace African Lineage...

Huey ·
Are there any places in Georgia that does this?
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Re: You Know You Were Raised Black When. . .

Khalliqa ·
Okay.... I came to peek in... and this just made me laugh out loud!!!! I see you're from Georgia... That's why I wonder whether some of these experiences are unique to the South..... OMG... Or how about if you take a really really really hot shower.... your skin will lighten... good lawd... My grandmother is "Big Momma".... my grandfather's name is "GrandPoppa" Oh.. You Know You Were Raised Black When: Braiding your hair meant "the entire head"... not a well coifed chignon... Peace, Virtue
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

Kevin41 ·
sgt, Take out all of the black workers/professionals in the various fields throughout the country and make it all lilly white.....do you REALLY think america would be as competitive? hell no!! the fact that they kept america lilly white and tried to use pig farmers over qualified blacks has made every industry in this country fail at one point or another.....you need to read diversityinc.com to see the monetary price paid for a lack of diversity...the IT field was a prime example...tried to...
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

EbonyRose ·
Additional FYI ... Within the text of the EP, states and territories that Lincoln considered being "in rebellion against the United States" were: To these states he proclaimed: Lincoln was no saint. He did it to gain an advantage in the war, and used a State's willingness to be part of the Union (or Government) as an excuse not to abolish slavery in them, so as not to allienate support for himself amongst those states in the north who still had the slavery law (and slaves) on the books!
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Re: Who knows the real story behind 3/5 man legistlation?

sunnubian ·
The Constitution 3/5 PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION Clause 3: Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. (See Note 2) The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the...
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
THE RACE RELATIONS REPORTER Weekly Bulletin April 16, 2003 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEWS OF THE WEEK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ * LEADING GOLF CLUBS REMAIN ALMOST LILY-WHITE: This past weekend Mike Weir of Canada won the Master's Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, displacing African-American Tiger Woods as champion. This year the tournament was marred by protests from women's groups who demanded that...
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Re: Black Women and Ward Connelly

ricardomath ·
The supremes decided Lovings v Virginia in 1967 . At that time there were 16 states that still had miscegination laws on the books. http://www.elkin.com/race_claims_echo_in_gay_marriage_debate.htm Illegal , noun: A term used by the descendents of European Immigrants to refer to descendants of Native Americans Plowshares Actions The Nuclear Resister School of the Americas Watch Cauca, Colombia
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Re: Black Women and Ward Connelly

RadioRaheem ·
thanks for the backing, I could not remember the exact year. I think there was a movie or something about it. The topic came up in a college class I was taking a class in which someone mention that they never see old old IR couples...and that's why. Even Justice Marshall had to change his plans due to that 'law'. Thank God it's gone. *********************************************************** 'Sometimes life is obscene' - Black Crowes Commerical Hall of Fame - All time list 'Who in the hell...
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Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
Christianity and Racism Rusty Wright -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Does Christianity Promote Racism? Thirty years after the heyday of the Civil Rights movement, racial issues in the US remain sensitive. Racial quotas in the workplace and academia continue to be controversial. Prominent corporations are accused of racist practices. Certain supremacy groups promote the Bible, God and the white race. Race and politics interact in ways that...
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Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
"Reflections on White Racism" A Sermon preached by John Buttrey on January 13, 2002 Added 02/11/02 1. White Privilege & White Racism Some of you will not agree with everything I'm going to say in these reflections on white racism. I hope all of you will feel some discomfort. If you don't feel that, you aren't paying attention! I'm not comfortable with this issue. I begin with a test I found in my files. Keep track of how many of these statements are true for you. 1. If I move I can be...
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Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
Hating in the Name of God By Benjamin Radford "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." -Pascal In the past few years there have been many high-profile criminals who share more than just notoriety and a penchant for racism and violence; they share a common religion. Buford Furrow Jr. shot at a Jewish community center in Los Angeles on August 11, 1999, wounding five people. He later killed Joseph Ileto, a Filipino-American, before he was...
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

mocove ·
wtf! this dumbarzzes knew exactly what they were doing. how 'bout some justice for the young afro-american scholar-athlete sitting in prison in georgia on some trumped-up statutory rape charge that was maliciously needled by a racist proscecutor. the kid merely had consentual sex with a 16 yr old (white girl) a few weeks after his 18th birthday. the felt compelled to lie because of what her racist father and community (forsyth county, georgia) might have done if they had discovered she slept...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

sunnubian ·
Meaning of Place Name: Lynchburg, Virginia Lynchburg, Virginia: From the original patentee, John Lynch, brother of Charles Lynch, the reputed originator of what is known as "Lynch Law." Lynch Law in America By Ida B. Wells-Barnett in 1900 Related Resources "¢ Ida B. Wells"¢ Lynching"¢ Lynch Law in Georgia OUR country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob. It represents the cool,...
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Re: MLK: Interpreting The Dream

soul_doctor73 ·
The Conclusion: But how much equality has actually resulted? How much of King's Dream can be found in modern standards of society? In 1963, the words of Kings's dream rang out clearly: "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal'. Fourty years ago 'separate but equal' was the reality of King's time. Segregation meant that black and whites had seperate facilities and...
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Re: Tim Wise on the Marcus Dixon (GA) Rape Case

James Wesley Chester ·
I find myself insensed. I am amazed that there is no more expression of public outrage in the European community than there was when Emmit Till was murdered. There was no public outrage on the main campus of Penn State when Emmit Till was murdered. There was only the amazed and angry whispers over in the "Amen Corner" of the snack shop of the student union building. And there was a little shame. The shame came from realizing this is the stuff we poke fun at when we were trying to be "Hip."...
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Re: Tim Wise on the Marcus Dixon (GA) Rape Case

Solomonic ·
I encourage everyone to sign this petition. The Governor of Georgia or its Supreme Court should set this nonsense aside immediately.
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Re: President, greeted by protestors, lays wreath at King tomb

EbonyRose ·
This is an update to yesterday's story. Bush's Atlanta visit marked by protests Wreath-laying ceremony part of a two-city swing into South ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) --About 400 protesters lined the street across from the King Center in Atlanta as President Bush laid a wreath at the tomb of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to commemorate the 75th birthday of slain civil rights leader Thursday. Carrying signs and chanting to rhythms pounded from conga drums, members of the crowd resisted efforts...
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Re: Happy Birthday MLK

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi KW I have inserted the link to this oration in the above post. What is the more remarkable about this writing that he won a contest for was how young Martin was when he so eloquently spoke this moving oration. Check out the following facts. "The Negro and the Constitution" [May 1944] Atlanta, Ga. On 13 April 1944, in his junior year at Atlanta's Booker T. Washington High School, King, Jr., won an oratorical contest sponsored by the black Elks. With the runner-up at Washington High, Hiram...
 
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