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Re: THE DISAPPEARING (BLACK) MAN

Vox ·
East Orange is where I grew up. I live in the next town now (which is pretty bad off as well, but not quite as bad), but I'm still in EO almost every day. Cicely Tyson was my junior high school (although it had a different name then). And Mr. Perryman's story is extremely similar to mine. A friend of mine and I once sat counted up all the male kids we grew up with, in a "where are they now" kind of reminiscing. It was like... Khalief... died when he was 14, crashed the stolen car he was...
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Re: Senators insult African Americans

Michael ·
yeah Lofton..just try to get over that "Dymally is an illegal" hurdle...try not to be the type of person that tries to be so proud that they actually end up stupid.....when pride no longer has your best interest in mind, it becomes stupidity....in your case the stubborness you have tried to show on issues has rendered you to village idiot status......now don't believe me....but when one says things they cannot substantiate and stick with it in the face of contradicting facts......they have...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
"I was right...you decided to return and showcase your stupidity once again. Kevin is right, Lofton. Give it up man, it only gets worse and you only get more ignorant from here." ....unlikely, more likely though these individuals days are numbered, numbered because they are truly incompetent, treasonous, deceitful beyond belief, and/or un-American. Either way demographic changes, and redistricting will remove this trash from elected office! ************************ Searching for Lessons in...
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Re: NAACP Chair Renews Attack on Conservatives

Guest ·
Where is the mass Black Conservative faction that protested ALONG WITH BLACKS but held up signs that were PRO-WOOLWORTHS? It's funny how Black Conservatives seem to be your whipping boys for all that is wrong with Black America. I went to hear Michael Eric Dyson at a local event. He gave his cursory damnation of Clarence and Condi. He said nothing about Sharpe James of Newark and the leaders of Camden, Detroit, Gary, Baltimore, Benton Harbor or East St. Louis. These Black leaders seem to get...
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Re: NAACP Chair Renews Attack on Conservatives

Kevin41 ·
As so far as the protest days, That is when all blacks were in the same predicament and whites did not need them or offer them trinkets and rewards (positions)to parrot their racist ideologies...hell do not think that every black was with MLK, but they damn sure was glad to eat in the white section when the movement reached full force. I know damn well that dysfunctional behavior is based along socioeconomic lines and not something that is unique to blacks. And as long as people try to...
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Re: Is Bill Cosby right? or Have the Black middle class lost its mind.

Kevin41 ·
A recent article: These People Bill Cosby's criticism of poor and uneducated African Americans set off a yearlong debate. Now Michael Eric Dyson has written a book that talks back. By Erin Aubry Kaplan Erin Aubry Kaplan last wrote for the magazine about the African aesthetic in the spring 2005 fashion collections. July 24, 2005 In these days of polarizing, pulverizing debates that make it almost impossible to describe what it means to be African American anymore, I find myself better off...
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Re: Is Bill Cosby right? or Have the Black middle class lost its mind.

Sweetwuzzy ·
I am thinking about the whole Bill Cosby comment about how " the black underclass is immoral and lazy" and I am wondering why black people gave him any attention- Cosby is just a comedian and celebrity... Did anyone catch Micheal Eric Dyson and a bunch of other authors on C-span this weekend.... I can't stand Dyson but he makes good points sometimes....
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Re: Is Bill Cosby right? or Have the Black middle class lost its mind.

James Wesley Chester ·
I did. I thought it was excellent. I got impatient with the moderator. I thought it very interesting that one of the panelists, who said she was a longtime admirer, stated her dissatisfaction with the timing of Cosby's statements. It seemed she was saying that other than timing she was okay with it. This is the hardest look at ourselves we have taken in a long time. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Is Bill Cosby right? or Have the Black middle class lost its mind.

Sweetwuzzy ·
That bothered me as well.... I don't care if white people heard what Bill Cosby said or the timing when he said it..... It's What he said that matters..... His tirade was filled with stereotypes of poor black people... How does having the name shaniqua make you less of a person? How does being poor automatically make you promiscuous????? I don't like Micheal Eric Dyson either.... He is just trying to sell books and likes to hear his self speak! He did make some good points, but he is trying...
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Re: Is Bill Cosby right? or Have the Black middle class lost its mind.

EbonyRose ·
It would seem as if you are the one that can't leave it alone, Nmaginate. Geeezzz. Did Michael Eric Dyson tell the truth? Hell, I don't know!! I don't even like listening to the man half the time, so I'm certainly not going to spend any money on a book written by him!! If he told the truth, Hallelujah!! May it give you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside! I really don't care. But I know what Bill Cosby said. And you may not like it, but you haven't been able to dispute it either! I sincerely hope...
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Re: Is Bill Cosby right? or Have the Black middle class lost its mind.

Nmaginate ·
I sincerely hope this answers your "TRUTH" question (that you have asked me about a hundred times now!), so that you can move on and perhaps find another subject to irritate me about. Ebony, as much as you may want it to be. This isn't about YOU. Your ideas, maybe... but, as we see, they aren't exclusive to you. Also, you wouldn't be "irritated" if you had an answer. And we can tell by your statements, you still don't! Did Michael Eric Dyson tell the truth? Hell, I don't know!!
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Re: Waiting for "the Leader"

Sweetwuzzy ·
Oh God, don't you see that you just proved that post's point. Why do we NEED leaders ? Why are we looking for leaders? Honestly, not all of our problems are simple, but looking for some MLK or Malcom X,is not needed now. It is ridiculous that we believe that our only salvation is finding a "leader" to solve our problems or even inspire us to do things that is not rocket science. Now I know, you did not exactly say this, but looking for New or OLd leaders is ridiculous.
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Re: Black Music: White Artists

HonestBrother ·
When you gonna add Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Hall and Oates, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, etc.? The list goes on and on and on... "It it weren't for black music, we'd still be dancing to the minuet." -Ray Manzarek, keyboardist with The Doors -------------------------------------------------------------- Rock N Roll Mos Def Album: Black On Both Sides Year: 1999 [Mos Def] Make me wanna HOLLA..
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Re: When is a 14 year old girl a woman?

HonestBrother ·
"As a hard-news reporter who recently retired after almost forty years at The Oregonian , the biggest daily newspaper in the Northwest, I think Eric Alterman's observations about the nation's news media are right on target [ "The Liberal Media," June 26 ]. The media's gutless reaction to George W. Bush's commitment to lying whenever possible about whatever possible has driven me nuts. I can't figure out why the MSM (Main Stream Media) individually and collectively have not hung Mr. Forked...
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Re: AT IT AGAIN ~ Cosby playing HNIC

Blake Manner ·
I admit that I hadn't read your earlier posts on Cosby. I apologize for that. Your points in the thread from last month were almost exact to some of mine. And I do like your comparison of Cosby's comments to the church itself. I don't get your point though on this WP issue? Cosby doesn't like the way its being written. Sure the WP gave a politically correct response, but as readers of this paper, we have years and years of the history of this paper which ignores the issues of Black America.
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Re: The Injustice Bill Cosby Won't See By Michael E. Dyson

Blake Manner ·
See, Nmaginate, this is somebody who I just feel has a HNIC syndrome. Notice he doesn't take the time to analyze Cosby's quotes. Instead he 'generalizes' Cosby's opinion and then goes out to call him wrong. I don't know why Cosby didn't want to be an influence on Black America early in his career, but people have to realize that Cosby recently lost his son to a gunshot. I don't know about you but thats something that might make me become a little more vocal with my opinions. I'm not even a...
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Re: The Injustice Bill Cosby Won't See By Michael E. Dyson

Nmaginate ·
And what exactly is "a person like Dyson" like? I mean, you act like he's a Living "Anti-Christ" or some such evil. He must be the "Devil" or something for ever daring to criticize Bill Cosby. Am I getting that right? Anyway... What about Dyson? I mean, all you've said is that you don't like his style. I'm dedicating this portion of this thread (anyone responding to me) for all those who take issue with Cosby being "criticized" to just come out an tell me: Did Dyson NOT Tell The Truth? You...
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Re: The Injustice Bill Cosby Won't See By Michael E. Dyson

Nmaginate ·
This must be another of them "I WASN'T REFERRING TO ANY BARGAIN"... (*scratch that*)... "I shouldn't have used the word bargain" type of phony DENIALS. This is your BALANCE REQUIREMENT (and, as noted, it was also a lie): That you felt Dyson should and must "acknowledge" something (he already did)... that's you requiring him to have a BALANCED position or, more precisely, one that "acknowledges" the two sides of the issue you've since quoted from Dyson (further illuminating your hapless,...
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Re: The Injustice Bill Cosby Won't See By Michael E. Dyson

Blake Manner ·
See thats called ad hoc reasoning. I never made a declaration that I require both sides to be preached. I named these points to show some of the possibly hypocritical behavior of Dyson.
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Re: The Injustice Bill Cosby Won't See By Michael E. Dyson

EbonyRose ·
Mannn ... Michael Eric Dyson is a sick man. And obviously has waaaay too much time on his hands.
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Re: The True History of Malcolm X & the NOI

Nmaginate ·
1Mile? What is your point? Tell me how you've advance the discussion beyond the point where SHANGO said this: It's clear SHANGO laid out the very thing that answers your question as you continue on with this version of your Apologetics. ... AS STUDENTS OF HISTORY. That's how! And folk who are inclined to dismiss things from the NOI can very well be just as dismissive of Marable. Most folk ain't in love with people who come from the hard-core Black Radical Tradition. A lot of Black folk favor...
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Re: What Cosby Actually Said

Blake Manner ·
Nmaginate, I dont know your history on this board; nor do I know the why you or anybody else joined this board. But I joined for a specific reason: To discuss the problems in Black America in a constructive way to try to develop solutions to these problems. If I was wrong for coming to this board with that intention, then I'll gladly walk away and join another discussion board. But you act like the very idea of trying to find solutions makes me against those who are working right now. I...
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Re: Massachusetts gov apologizes for calling project 'tar baby'

James Wesley Chester ·
''It just goes to show you that not everyone is aware the term is considered offensive to some people,'' he said.---Eric Fehrnstrom Dear Mr. Fehrnstrom: I wan't offensive to author of 'Remus' either... AND it wasn't offensive to the European teachers that taught it to me... AND it wasn't offensive to all those other Europeans that propogated the mentality advanced by 'Remus'. There have ALWAYS been a lot of people who were unaware the tem is offensive to 'some people['. And they didn't care...
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Khalliqa ·
Every man, woman and child has a right to express their views.... I do not begrudge Cosby this.... and applaud his desire to "try"... rather than sit and do nothing... he is apparently moved and cares about our plight... There was no choice for minimal... I think they incite conversation.... but real change is created through "action"... and plans and projects and collective movement towards specific goals that fit in with the whole... Cosby ranted.... he has the right to do so... he's...
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Kweli4Real ·
I don't believe that anyone has, or has to, "earn[ed] the standing" to hold/express his/her views. Everyone [Black] has the right/obligation to express one's views concerning our community. No amount of work, deeds or status gives one any "special" right to voice their opinion. Nor does their work, deeds or status make them "right" or "correct" in their assessment of our community. Other than sparking a debate, largely amongst the Black middle-class, his words, just like anyone's/everyone's...
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Empty Purnata ·
Every man, woman and child in the Black Community has the right to voice their opinion. I don't believe anyone "earns" the right to speak in-depth about a subject, unless it is some area that requires extensive expertise such as Quantum Mechanics. I lean towards "No Impact", but I voted "Negative". I voted "Negative" because Cosby has caused a lot of destructive arguing in class conflict in the community as well in terms of critical discussion. I lean more towards Dyson, but part of me...
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Re: Castro will die soon, and a new democracy will be born

Sweetwuzzy ·
Cuban-Americans Wonder What Comes Next Tuesday, 01-Aug-2006 9:11AM Story from AP / ADRIAN SAINZ Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press (via ClariNet) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1-AUG-2006: Revelers clog the streets as they cruise Hialeah, Fla., in the early morning hours of Tuesday Aug. 1, 2006, after hearing the news about Fidel Castro's health. Cuban officials announced the head of Cuba had temporarily relinquished presidential power to...
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Rowe ·
If age has anything to do with being a severely shortsighted and unsympathetic fool, then I suppose Cosby has earned the right to be cantakerous. Even as Cosby makes his hot-tempered comments all across America, America remains to be one of the most racially-segregated countries in the world. Two of the most racially-segregated places in America are public schools and residential communities. In the year 2006, the poorest communities are populated by Blacks and Latinos while the most...
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Khalliqa ·
In MBM's questioning one is asked to determine whether or not one agrees with Dyson's judgment of Cosby's message.... "message is fatally flawed" I think to assess Cosby's message as FATALLY flawed is a misnomer.... though I do not agree fully with his message... I agree with self determination, self discipline, moral values whether or not the system works against me.... but I do not think that expecting everyone else to share my level of insight, discipline etc... is fair... there are many...
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Santana St. Cloud ·
Hear's a heads up: Book TV Alert C-SPAN2's Book TV: August 12-14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After Words ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Insightful author interviews (Saturday 9 PM ET, Sunday 6 PM and 9 PM ET) In his book Enough, Juan Williams, senior correspondent for NPR and political analyst for Fox News Channel, expands on the arguments made by Bill Cosby during his 2004 speech to the NAACP. He discusses the book with Michael Eric Dyson, author of Is Bill Cosby ...
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Faheem ·
This aught to be good...
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Blake Manner ·
Cosby's message still being ignored http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2...100346/1006/OPINIONS Here's a scoop for you, America: Bill Cosby has a hard time getting his message out. "The media love to choose what they want to use," he said. "I can't go door-to-door to tell everyone what I really mean." But Dr. William H. Cosby Jr., Ph.D. Ed., did manage to get a hold of your humble scribe on my cell phone on a Friday afternoon during my vacation, scoring some rare cool...
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Re: My First Crush

Oshun Auset ·
Saracen that was really sad. My first crush was Sasha Estrada. He was my 'boyfriend' from kindergarden to 5th grade until he moved to another state(*my longest relationship to date). I remember he used to be a magician at my b-day parties and I would be his assistant. He gave me a plastic red heart neckless with a flamingo on it for Valentines day in 2nd grade. I still have a picture of him on the school bus wiht his brother Eric in my photo album. I would like to see what he turned out to...
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Re: AT IT AGAIN ~ Cosby playing HNIC

Blake Manner ·
I actually saw these comments last night and I couldn't help but think of how STUPID this thread is. I'll just post a part of the transcript so that anyone who cares can see my point. Here's a link to the transcript of the event: And here's the Cosby quote in actual context. So you can easily see that Cosby was not referring to the series of stories in the Post, but the videos which he was watching at the event itself. parts of the transcript:
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Re: AT IT AGAIN ~ Cosby playing HNIC

Blake Manner ·
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Blake Manner ·
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Blake Manner ·
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Re: Prison Industrial Complex ??

Sweetwuzzy ·
http://core.ecu.edu/soci/juskaa/SOCI2110/Prison_Industrial_Complex.htm The Prison Industrial Complex ------------------------------------- From: Schlosser, Eric . 1998. The Prison Industrial Complex. Atlantic Monthly, December, pp. 51-77. War Against Crime: Up until 1970s in the US about 110 prison inmates for every 100,000 people; 1990s - 445 per 100,000; among adult men it is about 1,100 per 100,000. United States has approximately 1.8 million people behind bars: imagine the combined...
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Re: Joseph C. Phillips Interview

NSpirit ·
Ddouble, you don't find that a black social commentator is married to a white woman, worthy of critique? If the same were true of Eric Dyson or Cornel West or Bill Cosby or even colin powell...would u just accept their schlock?
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Re: Things which attract real black men...

HonestBrother ·
Eric Clapton? ... ... for shame! ... if you wanna hear real blues don't waste time with an imitator ... go to the masters ... Muddy Waters ... Robert Johnson ... Son House .... Seriously ... even Clapton himself will tell you what's what ... Anyway ... I won't think less of ya'll ...
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Re: Things which attract real black men...

The one and only ME ·
Cut it out! I like Clapton! You know there is always somebody better at all things but......he is cool with me.
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Re: Joseph C. Phillips Interview

Huey ·
IR doesn't automatically negate the integrity of a black person's love of his/her own culture or people. Hell, Maya Angelou was once married to a white man herself. Does that negate her social work or her literature? I don't think so. And the baby daddies in the community siring children of several black women and not even planning on marrying them? I don't agree with everything that Joseph C. Phillips believes in, but he's at least he acts a little more responsible than the BDs in the...
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Re: Joseph C. Phillips Interview

HonestBrother ·
Frederick Douglass, Richard Wright, and August Wilson (the late playwright) were married to white women. Alice Walker is married to a white man. So is the actress Alfre Woodard (just about broke my heart when I found out about that). And I consider all of these people heroes of mine ... I have no problem at all critiquing Mr. Phillips based solely on the crap that comes out of his mouth ...
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Re: Hil St. Soul's SOULlidified

NSpirit ·
it's very sad that our community decries the sexism and gangsta culture in hip-hop yet we don't fully support artists who are making good music like angie stone india.arie music soulstar eric benet jill scott tweet (has good songs NOT tainted by Missy Elliot) KEM and hil st. soul Why isn't our community buying more of their music?
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Re: Hil St. Soul's SOULlidified

Rowe ·
Great question. I long for days when grown folks music reigned supreme. Unfortunately, today, even some of our generation's most revered r 'n' b artists like Janet Jacken and Monica are catering to younger and younger crowds. Have you listened to Janet's latest project, 20 Y.O. ? I bought a copy of the CD this past weekend, and I am very disappointed. Jermaine Dupree, Janet's producer and fiance, claimed that he would bring us back the old Janet, the Janet who sang songs like "Pleasure...
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Re: Issues: KATRINA

Kevin41 ·
Sept. 6, 2005, 12:39PM Presence of evacuees spurs rumors of violence Police say there is no epidemic of crime at any of the relief centers By STEVE MCVICKER Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle HURRICANE KATRINA NOAA Hurricane Katrina swirls toward the Gulf Coast. "¢ Complete Chronicle coverage Katrina news via RSS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HELP FOR REFUGEES: "¢ Housing offers "¢ Shelter links "¢ Food "¢ Look for people "¢ Red Cross people...
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Re: Cornel West's take on New Orleans

Guest ·
Can I get anyone on this message board to tell me that they were SATISFIED WITH THE RATE OF POVERTY IN THIS COUNTRY BEFORE BUSH GOT INTO OFFICE ON ABSOLUTE TERMS ? Clearly Cornell West must have been (even though we didn't hear him say it during that time) since he is now able to make reference to the percentage of increase over the last 5 years. What was the most memorable phrase heard from Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive Fundementalist leaders? 1) Brother - they are handing out money...
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Re: Cornel West's take on New Orleans

EbonyRose ·
Can you say that having the number of Black people living under the poverty level go up every year under Bush is not a worse condition for Black people to be under? The only similarities is that they are both Black, and both could use a new barber!
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Re: William Bennett Personally Invited Here!

Fine ·
There are two solution-oriented black men out there that I know of and they are eloquent in speech and well-versed. 1. Claud Anderson, Ed.D 2. Michale Eric Dyson, Ph.D. To gather a elliptical understanding of solutions that these two strong black men offer one must read. Reading is fundamental. Fine
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Re: Cosby Bringing His Issues To Compton

Isome ·
Here's Barbara Ehrenreich with how wrong she thinks his now numerous temper tantrums are: As for the black youth who so exercise Cosby, their pregnancy rates aren't "soaring," as he reportedly claimed; in fact, they're lower than they've been in decades. Ditto with crime rates. And if Cosby's worried about poor grammar and so forth, why isn't he ranting about the Bush 2005 budget , which would end a slew of programs for dropout prevention, recreation and school counseling? Or, if he's...
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