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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Guest ·
Of course I expect MBM to follow up with a reply to the effect that "I am right" that Black people are savages or thugs or something foolish such as this. To the people of Washington DC who have defended Marion Barry, seeing him as a victim of a conspiracy by Whites who don't want him in power, working on behalf of the poor in DC this must be tantamount to Rosa Parks getting robbed in her home despite asking the thug "Do you know who I am" and he not caring . Things are NOT going to change...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Noah The African ·
So...will things change as a result of your strategy....which is: 1) Blame everything on black liberals 2) Ignore incidents of police brutality and racism against blacks 3) Lobbying to increase the number of blacks who don't vote democratic. 4) Ignoring that the present is the summation and creation of the past. 5) being an UNCLE TOM or a white man pretending to be black how does that strategy HELP?
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Re: Aborigines target sudanese refugees

FireFly ·
thanks for this... I haven't been reading newspapers the past week so it's news to me. One thing though, Toowoomba is in Queensland and Balga is in Western Australia. If you look at a map of Australia you'll see we are a h-u-g-e continent and these places are very far apart. And very different. On a positive note, most people feel this way: "Ms Maasakker said the Sudanese had added another dimension to Toowoomba, and made the town more cosmopolitan." and also this way... "Mr Farrell said the...
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Re: How The Bush Administration Hurts The Black Community

Kevin41 ·
Man shut up with that self-importantce bullschit this morning Lofton..no one gives a fuck about what you think or your weird azz writing style you picked up from the ward....you're the joke Lofton...you grew up to be someone so alienated from your own that you seek out white racists for affiliation...now talking about jokes....do you really think those hateful azz inbreds at stormfront take you seriously? hell no...you're like ward coonerly and the rest....racists find you useful to help...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Kevin41 ·
CF...do me a favor and post my quote when you speak on my behalf..and all that bullschit you are saying this morning is obvious..black people have been moving forward and upward for years...but it is funny to watch blkCONS speak in a vainglorious manner then aid white racist right-wingers in decreasing black opportunity. The reality of it is that black people should never have gotten involved with any issue that adversely affect their own...so all the talk is just window dressing to...
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Re: King Kong, The Movie

4YAINFO ·
The black character called "Hayes" was thrown in to the movie to "balance" the scences of so-called "the blood-thirsty savages".
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

UppityNegress ·
I'm curious, kevin41: what do you think of Afrimericans who were born in poverty yet mainatined their extreme conservative bias throughout the tough years? This isn't a question on whether or not you agree with their views. Despite what some people may believe not all superconservative Blacks did a 180 once they reached a certain level of prominence--some were ultra right-wing through it all and used that conservative ethos to get where they are. As for the health care issue, it never ceases...
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Re: Exploring a Stereotype

Black Viking ·
That is a very good point. What exactly is "hyperaggressiveness"? For one person to be observed as more aggressive than another is one thing. For an entire group of people to be characterized as more aggressive there has to be a standard of aggressiveness. Do whites get to set the standard for everything that we do?!
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Empty Purnata ·
True, these are sadly too absent from the Asian-American Community. There are good Asian-American musicians, artists and entertainers, I'm not sure I would say the entertainers are "great" (as in universally notoriable). Just like Afrian-Americans, Asian-Americans also face a glass ceiling in this country as well. They are expected by White Americans to be nothing more than businessmen and scientists. Just keep serving YT and keep their noses to the grind. I think some Asian-American...
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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: Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak

Guest ·
I think that this is such a relevant and interesting topic, I decided to bump it back up to the top of the discussion board. When I was in high school, I was fortunate enough to go to a presidential library and browse through the declassified files of that administration. I was incensed to discover that long before WWII so-called American citizens were being spied on and massive amounts of information was being documented an stored on non-violent organizations. Organizations such as the...
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Re: Tolerance of Intolerance?

kresge ·
I am grieved to hear about your experience. I spent 12 years in academia as a college/university chaplain. Before my theological training, however, I obtained a B.S. in physics and mathematics, and an M.A. in physics. So I think that I might be able to relate to your situation from several positions. With respect to the AA community, I think that science and mathematics, little priority seems to be given to these disciplines. There seems to be much more of a connection with arts associated...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

umbrarchist ·
I think the economics statistics are a bunch of garbage. This is what I think should be supplied: Divide the country into 12 groups by income. Take the bottom 90% and divide them into 9 groups, 10% each. Take the top 10% and divide them into 3 groups, 9%, 0.9% and 0.1%. It shouldn't be difficult to figure out which group Bill Gates is in, but who else is in there with him. LOL. Anyway, I want income and NET WORTH within each group. One thing wrong with the entire economy is this lack of...
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Empty Purnata ·
Kanye West claimed during Hurricane Katrina that "George Bush doesn't care about Black people." Kanye West was half-right. Bush doesn't care about Black people, but he doesn't care about non-rich White either, that's what alot of people seem to be missing. In fact, the whole Republican Party is geared towards rich-White business-owners, managers and the wealthy, elite capital class. They only pander to working-class Whites becuase they know working-class Whites make up a major voting bloc of...
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

FireFly ·
I don't like anyone tampering with food - whether it's adding Iron to Smart Milk, 'for our-own-good' by our 'trusted friends' the manufacturers, or GM crops and ingredients. I am vehemently opposed to Genetically Modified food, it's control and lack of real accountability and transparency. Britian seems smarter than everyone else when it comes to being watchful and voicing their concerns about being forced to consume a GM lifestyle. Keep your eye on the ball and on the product packaging. .
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

HonestBrother ·
To the extent that the American power structure - which is able to mete out rewards and punishments for effort or the lack thereof - is run by whites isn't this the real sticking point?
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Kevin41 ·
CF...you can talk about my momma all you like...because my parents were not the racially afflicted coons like yours who raised you with those antebellum views where colored folk like them knew their place..plus I know you would never have the balls to say schit in my face...and even though what a coonin azz lackey says never bothers me......i'd stomp your azz beyond recognition just because of your level of bitch azz imposition......you are a weak azz dick sucking failure as a black man, you...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
fair enough - I just took that if something had 'halted' then whatever it was had already begun. Keep in mind I have zilch experience and knowledge of a lot of US politics - local and national - just a rough 'outline', so things like Affirmative Action, or when Clinton asked in 1997 'to begin a great national conversation on race and conciliation' that I have a limited view - limited to access on information, limited in viewpoint as an outsider, and a white outsider to boot. I have to ask a...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Black Viking ·
Unity comes from understanding. But agreement is not a requirement of understanding or unity. Many of the issues tackled here are serious and envoke passion in people. And these are not weak willed people on this forum, so when the sparks fly they tend to fly high. But again, I don't think that shows a lack unity. Just the fact that we come here to learn, teach, discuss, debate, (and occasionally sling shit at each other ) I believe shows a profound sense of unity. We argue about these...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Texas Star ·
I don't know why some of you are so hell bent on defending the right to debate.. I didn't deny the need for that at any point in my post. I just pondered why there is an overwhelming amount of pitting us against each other, and a lack of unification. I suggested bringing us together LIVE to discuss topics. That is a way to bring us TOGETHER to chat. Perhaps not unifying us on a topic, but bringing us together as a COMMUNITY. We are all very different, and its great to discuss our...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Rowe ·
Um, it may have something to do with the fact that you are in the Issues/Politics forum? Politics, much like religion and racial matters are very controversial subjects. You will find people everywhere, not just Blacks in particular, who are divided on these issues. Therefore, trying to get members on the board to reach some sort of unified concensus is unrealistic, in my opinion. However, I think what you are noticing, as a new member, is an ongoing, rather hostile and verbally explicit...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Nmaginate ·
TEXAS, take your queque from BLACK VIKING... First, you have to know what the hell UNITY is before you can talk about the lack of it. UNITY is not UNISON. Don't get it twisted. Know what the hell you're talking about and what it entails. That's your "chat" for today. UNITY = a totality of related parts : an entity that is a complex or systematic whole Echoing Black Viking and HB, UNITY ain't simple. By definition, it's COMPLEXED. And, apparently, this is an issue of you not understanding or...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
I already answered you question. RHETORIC ain't shit, Opey. I said: Someone must have forgot to tell him that was NEVER in question. Who doubted or rather who tried to cast doubt on whether WE CAN SUCCEED or not? There is too much of a history of unshakeable faith, courage and BELIEF in the abilities of Black people by our ancestors for anyone to ever, unthinking make the statement that "WE CAN SUCCEED" because, by definition, it means there was some reason to believe that we couldn't. Now,...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Ask an intelligent question. I'll ask you a quick one: LATENT EFFECTS? What are you calling Latent Effects and the importance or reason why they will need to be "finally", completely dissolved is... WHAT? Consider this, then get back to me (right from the Project-2019 article): Black Americans must understand that racism existed in 1619, racism exists in 2001, and racism will exist in 2099. Therefore, the critical element is the degree to which racism affects the lives, the liberties, and...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Empty Purnata ·
Now THAT was a good attempt to prove it was a plane. It almost had me convinced, ALMOST. Now, I am thinking it may have been some sort of plane, but I'm still unconvinced that it was specifically a 757. That hole is just way too damn small to have been a 757 (unless the Pentagon is made out of titanium that's 8 feet thick). Do you know how force would be behind a 600,000-lb vehicle traveling over 300 mph? I don't see how anyone can ignore the lack of wing damage, and the fact that cameras...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
First, you have to appreciate the probolems that the mass attendance of HBCU's has, the way you seem to suggest it. It's something that's not exactly feasible, financially or geographically, no matter how much I support the idea. So, what are the incentives to make this happen and to get more African-Americans to go to already struggling HBCU's? Me, I'm in favor of a permanent, "unified" Black Congress of sorts that purposely sets out to house the whole spectrum of Black ideas, philosophies...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
And with that said, instead of being "Democrats" or "Republicans" or "Independents" or "Libertarians", I think we should create our own parties that address OUR (the Black Community's) particular needs. None of these other parties arddress our needs, and we need to stop giving them our support. Now we can do fusion voting (belonging to these other parties, but support the main parties if need-be), but I think we need to have less membership within them en masse. I'm all for the...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
_____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ I couldn't agree more, but then that brings us back to that 'unity' thing, wherein the whole of African America (preferable under the umbrella of your African American Congress of sorts) has to come together (unity) to vote, build political bases, raise the funds that it would take to challange the present laws, discriminate sentencing laws, abuses of power, wrongful convictions, unconstitutional...
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

Rowe ·
Sister Marimba Ani (1994), speaking on the collective hypocrisy exhibited by Europeans in Chapter one of her book Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Thought and Behavior believes hypocrisy is a "way of life" for Europeans. She would undoubtedly agree with the explanations you and Brother Nayo have provided. Hypocrisy as a Way of Life Marimba Ani Within the nature of European culture there exists a statement of value or of "moral" behavior that has no meaning for the members of...
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Re: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

Black Viking ·
I think conservative whites are worse. Liberal whites tend to be more plyable. Conservatives by their very nature tend to have a stick-in-the-mud attitude toward everything. They generaly can't be reasoned with (probably because they lack the ability to reason). This isn't unique to white conservatives though. Black conservatives are just as bad (reference any post by Constructive Feedback). But they are few and far between because the whole idea of conservativism is to preserve something.
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Re: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

Guest ·
Racism is the common thread. The greater impact against Black people today reaching our full potential are BLACK PEOPLE OURSELVES. Lacking a cohesive strategy and the INTERNAL ability to have the maximum amount of our people kept in line to support them IT IS NOTHING BUT FOLLY TO EVEN HAVE THIS DISCUSSION. White Conservatives who are racists are more blatant in their views against Blacks. They let you know how they stand. They don't offer any help and thus Blacks must "fend for themselves".
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Re: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

Empty Purnata ·
Translation: Since both are racist, just accept them and just worry about keeping your nose to the grind.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Whoa gentleman! You're getting Don't provide any excuses for lack of responses now that the question has been clearly set: We're still waiting to see some of those criteria & standards for mates explicitly stated!!
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
ddouble, I've given up expecting a response.
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Guest ·
MBM: I have DETAILED to you the great suffering that is taking place as a result of the Tsunami in Indonesia and the Earthquake in Pakistan. While you, being American-centric in your concerns can only talk able the grieving Americans who did lose around 1,000 individuals in their natural disaster with the rest of the evacuees being put up in hotels, houses and trailers at government expense.......... the little boy in the photo has no such protection. The people in Pakistan are going to see...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

MBM ·
Yada yada yada - tell that to the families of the 1,327 people who died as a result of the storm! You can wax poetic all night long about relative this and relative that. That means nothing to folks who lost loved ones. What happened anywhere else in the world is absolutely immaterial to their loss. Is that too difficult for you to grasp?
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Pace Tua ·
Who the hell do you think you are? Some self-appointed martyr to the conservative cause with all the answers? Here's a news flash for you, CF. They don't need you and they don't want you. If you show-up, they'll ask you to use the service elevator. I've been away for awhile and I ran headlong into your new avatar before I found this discussion. At first sight, I thought it was a photo used in your post. It took several seconds to realize that it was your avatar. The image is appalling and...
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Black Viking ·
I respectfully disagree. The Theory of Relativity is a scientific theory based on substantive, quantifiable evidence, and Einstein was a specialist in his field. The Pope's opinion is just that, and opinion. It's a moral judgement based on his belief, dispite any evidence or lack there of. If the activities of the Catholic church are any indication, he is hardly a specialist on moral judgement. If his moral judgement is to trump anyone else's, surely it must be of greater standing. I don't...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
You have a problem with processing information. You might want to realize that there is no such absolute thing as "fair" because there is and has never been a strict merit-based system in place. The schools in this country and education ain't like basketball. Plain and simple. And I mean seriously, you just said it. The NBA is for what? 360 positions or so? How many schools are there? NBA is a profession. Colleges are not. They prepare people for professions. Should be?? C'mon dude. Test...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

ricardomath ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

kresge ·
I think that the ethnicity (or historical accuracy" of the image is irrelevant as to its sanctity or sacredness. They are entirely different things. As to there being no comparable term in Christianity, again, I think that there are people who view the image of Christ in a comparable fashion. There is not the same restrictions on human images in Christianity as there is in Islam, but know Christians who where angry enough with the movie The Last Tempation of Christ to call in bomb threats to...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Nmaginate ·
BUT you did not answer me question and "I stand by my view" that the Christ and Christian images are not comparably "sacred" in Christendom. Symbols of Christ, no matter what the lay or particular Christians feel about them [read: Christians angry enough over 'The Last Tempation of Christ' to call in bomb threats] , just aren't as sacred. It just doesn't translate. It's not the same language or the same word. There's a deeper, different meaning because of the very different tradition in...
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Re: RU486

FireFly ·
I'm wondering why you think RU486 is not as effective as a surgical procedure? Do you mean a successful abortion or you mean health-wise. I think it's the lack of access to GP's who can/will perform the surgical procedure itself. I agree, having the most number of options is the ideal. A balanced approach to counselling is a priority. Thankfully I can't comment from personal experience on the full procedure our abortion clinics here. I had a tubal ligation so my contraception is quite...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ And therefore subjective, which all discussion of art ultimately is. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ While most discussion of art is subjective, not all of it is. The history of art is not, and discussions of art schools and methods is not, either. That was the discussion that I started. You will note that I did not judge the individual works of artists except for Jackson Pollack, and then only to the extent of saying that his art is all very similar to...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
It's actually fairly obvious what the most probable situation was. "Nigga" is an widely used slang word amongst non-racist teenagers, I know because I am a teenager. I for one do not have any trouble believing that this word is in frequent use by students in the class in question. In that case, to use the word in a mocking manner, to critique the language which is often coupled with a specific attitude, one which requires teachers to have to remind students to do simple tasks like sitting...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
"GUY" and "Ni@@a" aren't comparable and no teacher with a grasp of LANGUAGE and common sense, much less a critiquing, discriminating grasp, would be so stupid as to view the two as comparable for discipline or otherwise. So, I guess you're given to the idiotic idea that the teacher is somehow justified when/if "The student said it first!" Unreal... Ni@@a is not just another word in the English language. It's not comparable to "guy" or "like", slang or not.No one is ignorant of the meaning or...
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Re: The One....

HonestBrother ·
At the risk of sounding grandiose, my "mission" is to contribute towards bringing about a Black cultural renaissance. That's MY thing. Or at least what I'm about can be summarized in those words. It's why I went into education as a profession. Knowledge is indeed power. And it's at the root of a lot of my other endeavors. As a photographer, one thing I'm trying to do is to capture diverse images of African American life. I think it makes a profound difference to the way people see themselves...
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Re: The One....

Khalliqa ·
Grandiose?.... Not at all.... May I ask what type of renaissance? ..... Arguably we've had several.... From what are moving from and what are we moving towards? How do you assess whether the knowledge you disseminate is absorbed properly? How do you assess its qualitative effect? I thought you were a seer.... you are also a storyteller.... beautiful.... May I ask in what area are you seeking talent? A writer..... I am writer.... I appreciate the creative mentality that must go into writing...
 
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