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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

MidLifeMan ·
Silly Question but what does this mean and why? What if his goal is to do a honest day's work, take care of his home, wife, and children to the best of his abilities? This sounds a little like the phrase "I'll date a man with potential". I HATE that phrase. To me the person is saying, "I really don't accept you as you are but will if you become what I think you can become". Maybe that's why families and children are such a mess these days. Everyone feels that they have to "be" somebody. If...
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
This is a POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR folks. Please note the classic RACIAL GRAVITATIONAL PULL TRICK. Rather than me PUTTING FORTH FACTS I am supposed stay within the confines of what a GOOD KNEEGROW is supposed to think. If there is any point that you can refute PLEASE DO SO. If this were the most LIBERAL president and there was an attack full of LIES I would have posted the very same data. Please tell me in advance Kevin - what else is Bush currently destorying that you and Isome are going...
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Re: Sistah Souljah

powerflower ·
I read the Coldest Winter Ever and didn't find it as profound as a lot of people make it out to be. It is an interesting read and Souljah makes some good points that promote interesting discussion, but before I read the book it was presented to me like: "Gurl, you have to read this. This is the best book I ever read. This book is deep. I think it should be required reading for all young Black women." Maybe it's just that I heard too much of the hype before actually reading the book and that...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

Ms_secondhalf ·
Look at porn and prostitution? I'd say that supply follow demand. If men didn't look at women as if their sexual organs were made out of gold, women wouldn't have anything to 'sell', now would they?
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Re: Sistah Souljah

Nmaginate ·
I guess it was Terminator X's BUCK WHYLIN' where she thundered "WE ARE AT WAR!" that was the most memorable and defining lyrical statement I recall, knew and loved about Sister Souljah. I was more heavily into the lyrics of X-Clan songs including ISIS and Queen Mother Rage as well as Brother J and Professor X. (And Professor Griff's album... That was one I played a lot. Being a country boy (rural actually) I can only guess what I missed in that era. I more or less had to be introduce to Hip...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Kevin41 ·
Well Frenchy, If you insist...maybe i'll just go out on a crusade against their azzes and then you'll be satisified with your take on my positions with them. Will that satisfy your need to tell me what I really think about gays when I said specifically I really do not give a damn if they suceed or fail and I would not assist or inhibit them? Next time, just don't ask me....do like CF and tell me what I think....and then schit will be the way you see it and not how I said I embraced it.......
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Re: Hey Old(er) People ... ?

AudioGuy ·
Not that I am old, but I am a HUGE fan of hip hop... correction REAL hip hop... An O.J. is a rental car. (remember the hertz commecials with O.J. Simpson running thru airports to get to the rental counter?)
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Re: Prove Christ exists, judge orders priest

Vox ·
2Pac will be forgotten. Instead, they'll be worshipping some unknown rapper. 2000 years from now, Chino XL will be this century's hip hop icon. And Rah Digga will be the Divine Feminine.
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Re: Prove Christ exists, judge orders priest

HonestBrother ·
There you go Vox...Abusing popular credulity Pac forgotten? Never... BTW but I read your declaration about Be as the best in last 11 years. What about Black Star? PS: Rah Digga as divine feminine I can maybe buy ... but check out Jean Grae
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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: A Narrow View of Black Women

HonestBrother ·
This is definitely beginning. As individuals we can refuse to be consumers of these images. I simply don't watch TV (no cable). Another form of activism is using your dollars to purchase the work of people we like. For those who have never heard Zap Mama, these sistas are INCREDIBLE. Their basic sound is like Bobby Mcferrin goes back to the Motherland. Pure vocal ensemble. Especially recommend Adventures in Afropea Vol. I, Sabsylma, and Ancestry in Progress.
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Re: Kanye The Instigator

FireFly ·
I like this guy coz he is 'doing his job' as a member of society - by questioning it. the world needs more people like this asking questions... to prompt others to provide some answers and alternatives.
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Faheem ·
This article only solidifies in my mind how far ahead of the curve Jawanza Kunjufu really is. He has stated everything in this article but stated it much better in more relevant terminology as well. I just got his latest book this week entitled, Hip Hop Street Curriculum , this book is like a work book, I have only glanced through it so far but this weekend I should get a chance to read it. Here is a summary of the book... Refuting the myths that black youth are unable to excel at academics...
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Re: games black men play

ronin10 ·
Monopoly, Spades, Don't Break The Ice, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Mouse Trap, Dominos, Connect 4, Chess, Battleship, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Poker...POKER, Operation, Hip Hop Trivial Pursuit, Sports Scene it,Black Jack, Madden 2006, NBA Live 2006, I could go on and on.
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Re: games black men play

Jasmine ·
LMAO
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Re: games black men play

FireFly ·
you got it.
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Maybe you ought to think about your futile attempts at logic before you publish it. Obviously, the meaning "in that conversation" has everything to do with how the "meaning" was received by the student. No matter how the student used the word, the meaning when thrown back at the student, given the way English works, need not be the same. And clearly the student didn't perceive or conceive or receive it as the same. So, again, think before you throw soft-balls of illogic around. Obviously...
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Re: games black men play

RadioRaheem ·
bid whist
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Omega4ul ·
What if the teacher was Black?? I am sure if the teacher was Black this would not be news, and you probably would not care. This is a very serious issue that 'WE' need to fix. Pop culture is Black! All the popular music and TV shows involve Blacks people in some entity. If the word 'nigga' is used so freely in 'pop culture' it gets adopted by all. 'WE' need to stop this. I love the Dave Chappelle show, Boondocks, pretty much all black movies (I just love black people) and we use the word too...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
JACO! The whole point here is that YOU GETS NOWHERE WITH YOUR FAULTY LOGIC, idiotic Circular Reasoning and Anal ABSTRACTIONS! First, foremost and ALWAYS... THE TEACHER'S INTENT IS IRRELEVANT! INTENT defines nor determines NOTHING! INTENT is not the End All, Be All of anything. As the saying goes, The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions. The Teacher's INTENT is IRRELEVANT because: Put simply... whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be,...
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Re: our love of diamonds..

FireFly ·
sure.... I posted a request in the Members Editorials asking for any info about the diamond industry and symbolism of the diamond shape throughout history. It's had no takers, lol. I'm researching and writing a script. I had originally planned to write about blood diamonds, until I heard Saul Williams talk about same documentary whereby they take a hip hop artist to Sierra Leone to see firsthand themselves where the bling comes from. No way I could do any better than that idea! So I switched...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Yemaya: I just talked with a young guy who is an both an engineer and a "body guard" for many "Hip Hop" stars. He told me details about their lives and how MONEY, HEDONISM and MATERIALISM are strange bed fellows to folks who grew up in the "hood" but now have some "cheddar" in their pockets. Do you think that these HIP HOP STARS are 'CONSERVATIVES' based on your description? Money is no object with them. Many of them blow through a lot of it. The all have "possies" of people who work for...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Yemaya ·
Yes HIP HOP, Rock and Roll and music industry in general and life itself has its hedonistic side. We can see that through the excesses of the unearned wealth of heirs in this country, like the Hiltons, the Rockerfellers, etc. However, this topic has NOTHING to do with that or the Left/Liberal/Progressives. The direct question was, what has Conservatist/Conservatism/Conservatives done or will do to improve the lot of African-Americans? I mean now is your opprotunity to really drop some...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

nayo ·
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70259-0.html?tw=wn_index_2 Actor Tries to Trademark 'N' Word By Rogers Cadenhead | Also by this reporter 02:00 AM Feb, 23, 2006 EST The actor Damon Wayans has been engaged in a 14-month fight to trademark the term "Nigga" for a clothing line and retail store, a search of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's online database reveals. Wayans wants to dress customers in 14 kinds of attire from tops to bottoms, and use the controversial mark on "clothing,...
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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: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Khalliqa ·
The threads with the most hits are the ones with naked women..... so a few comments here and there about women with substance are...... nice..... but not the norm..... and certainly not the most popular... **Also, I was a member of another board (many members here were there too---a hip hop board--don't ask--) and the moderator there started a thread full of modestly dressed women and muslim women in beautiful garments from around the world...... many of the male posters commented heavily on...
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Re: Kid Games

TruEssence ·
I love all of those too! Tic tac toe and hangman were the games we would play instead of paying attention in chruch...trying not to get caught playing! I also remember playing hop scotch with tree branches and rocks and double dutch! I used to love the technique some of my friends would use to jump in!
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Re: License to Drink?

Frenchy ·
Texas Star , what do you mean by illegal drivers? People with suspended licenses or no licenses?? Because then the stamping is moot. They just have to say they don't have a license and produce some other form of ID with a birth year and buy their liquor as usual. As a matter of fact, anyone could do that. Y'all have some sticks up your ass the size of Maine. Remind me never to party with you. Background checks for liquor?? I gotta wait 3 days for a damn FBI check before I can sip on some...
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Re: License to Drink?

MBM ·
No one is talking about those who act as you describe. This thread is about people with MULTIPLE convictions. The person who casually gets in the car after having a drink or two - might be somewhat innocent on the first occassion. After the second or third conviction - then there is a much deeper problem that needs to be addressed before someone is killed by their irresponsibility. So - what? They've got to kill . . .say . . . three or four people before you want to stop slapping their...
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Re: what has happened to our sense of protest??

James Wesley Chester ·
I said somewhere else that I can't imagine what it would take to put African Americans in the streets today. Katrina wasn't enough. I think that was because the direct perpetrator was mother nature. The social transgression was one of omission. The unequal protection of the Voting Rights Act has proven to not be enough. Most African Americans don't know what is happening, and even when told many don't understand. And...even when understood, that remainder doesn't care. What else is there?
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Re: what has happened to our sense of protest??

bigman ·
when the white legalize lynching of blackmen!! what NO that will not be enough, how about making it legal to kill every black new born. nope that will not be enough we will never protest for US every again we are just DAMN happy being where are helpless. CLICK AFRIKA!!
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

Black Viking ·
In "Race, Crime, and the Law", by Randall Kennedy, he details this dichotomy very well. In short, the law has never been our friend. From the beginning of slavery, we have been grossly underprotected by the law. Murder, rape, theft, kidnapping, assault, ect, were not considered crimes if they were commited against slaves. They were only crimes if the victim was white. Then, there is unequal enforcement of the law. The "Slave Codes" were ridiculus to any rational mind. One of the ironies I...
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

EbonyRose ·
I don't think it's ironic ... I think it's pretty damn sad. And a testament as to how we are obviously failing our children.
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

tmonster ·
The dichotomy is not really a dichotomy but a coalescence of two problems brought to you my the mind control machine of the State. Young black men and all men need Rites of passage in order to enter adult society. Because of the breakdown of the black family, and American black society/fellowship, young black men are left to the whims of the media, who whole heartedly pushes Jail (along with getting shot, See Fifty cents, committing violence and law breaking)as a replacement for the passage...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

MBM ·
I'm sorry that this thread devolved into personal attacks. I wished we could have dealt with the issue and not with the people. That said, I certainly understand why the discussion went where it did. When one's identity is attacked it is hard not to respond defensively/offensively. That said - I wonder if someone could address the point of my post in this thread: that just about everything we do is white. There are plenty of people on this site - in this thread - who's "black credentials"...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

UppityNegress ·
Good point, MBM. You were a bit tongue in cheek, but it still made me think about what classifies something as being specific to one group, especially when this something is an innovation upon another concept from another group, or people from outside the group contribuetd to the development of this something. Does that make sense? Ok this is going a bit but at stormfront those morons are always saying how they invented this or that, much of which were modifications of earlier, Eastern...
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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: Sistas, what's up with....

Rowe ·
I was raised in a large city, and I guess I would take offense if a southerner assumed that I lacked morals simply because I don't go around cheesing at everyone in sight. I think those from the south should accept that customs will and do change from one location to the next. In the city, especially cities that are wrought with crime, going around smiling and acting silly is a sign of vulnerability. You put yourself at risk when people intending to do you harm suspects that you are "nice"...
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Re: Super Head

caribbeanflavored ·
Tyra??? Is raking someone over the coals for sexual exploits??!! She has a lot of nerve...[/QUOTE ] is it true tyra was called a hollywood hop b/c she hopped from one celebrity's bed to the next. if it's true then i'm surprised b/c she seems so prissy and stuck up.
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Re: Tiger Woods Got Punk'd

The_Congo (Guest) ·
Another Note: There is definitely a strange double standard here. Tiger Woods has to hop and skip because he insulted the 'Spaz'zed people of this world? Yet Bryant Gumbel's racist comment doesn't hit a blimp in the big media and yet he still goes unpunished for it...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

HonestBrother ·
"LA DI DA DI" .... Doug E Fresh and Ricky D aka Slick Rick This is the ish ya'll... that real hip hop ish... I have it on vol. 1 of the new 12 volume set "Hip Hop Essentials: 1979-1991" put out by Tommy Boy... This first CD is not bad at all for a compilation... I only take issue with them putting the Beastie Boys ("Hey Ladies") as track 2... I forgive them since they put The Fearless Four ("Rockin' It") as track 1.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

MidLifeMan ·
Let's get something straight. Crime exists just about everywhere. I hate statistics BUT I'm sure they would show that certain crimes are more prevalent in certain economic classes' i.e. white collar crime vs. blue collar crime. But certain crimes are NOT the domain of certain classes of people. Believe it or not there have been white suburban crackheads. I knew a white woman with a PhD in Psychology that casually admitted that she and her friends growing up would make Crystalmeth in their...
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

Black Viking ·
Okay ladies, I have a question about this. I understand that mainstream media is powerful, but I've never felt that it controlled what I considered to be beautiful, or what I was attracted to. The media tells me that ultra-thin women are beautiful, but I find them sickly. Physically, I'm attracted to healthy women. Too fat, or too thin, or too anything for that matter, is a turn off for me. I've been that way my whole life, regardless of what the media tells me every day. I know what beauty...
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

HonestBrother ·
I think if we really thought about it, we might be surprised at how much our perceptions are media influenced. I'm the same way... I can't think of a single "supermodel" that I ever found very attractive - OK maybe Tyra . The super skinny types have never done it for me. We may not be the majority... but... we are the ones who really need to work on loving ourselves... and we are too hooked into the media.... white folk might have made hip hop a billion dollar industry .. but we're the ones...
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

Black Viking ·
You may be right about that. But, like you, there's a reason I don't watch tv. The only supermodel that I recall really liking was Naomi Campbell. Even she was a little on the skinny side for me. I'm not very judgemental about it though. I figure, so long as I can't see her bones sticking out, it's cool. I agree. But, this is all the more reason why we should pay less attention to mainstream media sources. They're not really talking to us anyway, and most of what they say about us is at best...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Sweetwuzzy ·
And not only that, Americans in general tend to say hello to strangers more than lets say the French. People often say French are mean and snobby, merely because they are reserved. Cultural differences in greeting does not mean one lacks morals.
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Re: 20 Questions with AudioGuy

AudioGuy ·
I saw this and I figured that I better hurry up and reply... Who knows if this post would be here tomorrow... The current state of Hip Hop... The current state of Athletics... I am not sure what you mean by the question... Thank you... If I put her name out you still would not know... She is a friend that we know from back home... I just did not want to put her name out w/o her knowing... Amoung many other things... He also prevented developers from gentrifying the city... I say we all get...
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Re: 20 Questions with AudioGuy

Khalliqa ·
I agree.... You say your pride is your people, what have you been doing for your people lately??? are you involved in any community based projects, for instance... I'm leaving this up..... because I mean it... seriously... I have three children... I'm approached by men a lot.... but.... true humor and openness in a man is not that easy to find... please.. I'm not trying to flirt... I just like to point out good qualities when I see them... and I mean this sincerely.... I could see children...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

Vox ·
We're getting older, yes, but that doesn't mean that we lack understanding. We have to stop holding on to this notion of moral relativism. There is something wrong with the constancy of the message being portrayed on that station and in hip hop music generally. It's not okay for radio stations to broadcast a rapper praising a young guy as having "pimp potential" (the P.I.M.P. remix with 50 Cent & Snoop). It's not okay, under an objective standard of judgment, for young people to be...
 
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