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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

qty226 ·
Dammit HB......you are so wrong for this. I never said this.......and i would never say this about black men. (well, maybe some.. ) I honestly love black men, but when you dont listen.....it pisses me off. (and yes, i know you feel the same.) I dont have a problem with a blue collar brother....working hard to make ends meet. I've often said in my posts, that i look for other things, besides what he does for a living. Im working now, so that i can be an asset to him and my future children. Im...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
"A Black Woman Desires Either Thugs or Ballers--WRONG!!!" Again, I haven't instructed anyone on how to do anything. What I have done, however, was to provide on the Sistas Spot (a forum that has been specifically designed to host discussions of interest to women) photos that are alternative to the tasteless photos being posted in The Den--I thought the Sistas would appreciate seeing more dignified images of Black women, and more importantly, images of women with which they can more readily...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Here's a helpful hint - If you see a thread in the Den started by RadioRaheem and you click it and pictures start to come up, click your Back button and leave the thread! You probably don't want to see what's in there! Have you castigated the thread starter of Eye Candy in A Sista's Spot? If I or other men here think those photos are tasteless, should we post pictures to counter that? Most of us would say NO - Know why? We don't care - It's your fantasy. Look at whomever you like, posed...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Rowe, You are VERY correct here. No one gave any criteria . But if you noticed I did try to tease her (Frenchy's) criteria out of her. Maybe I did a poor job. But I would have loved to know her criteria. What I found most interesting is that NO ONE - except Art Gurl - denied the criteria I was perhaps falsely imputing. That's what I was waiting for. A plausible denial. Frenchy went so far as to explicitly state that ALL the examples I gave were beneath her - I was a little shocked actually.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

thayfen ·
I too await that list. Though I'm married, I've always wondered what it was the sisters were looking for. They tend to get rather vague. I remember those long walks to a table of sisters"”while in the "club""”and introducing myself. First question: "What do you do?" I was always dismissed. After a while I stopped, but I still wondered. Have you noticed that even the sisters without collage degrees have "high standards?" Also, to Honest Bro, Thank you for this: "Yes qty226 you are right. You...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Opey ·
I don't want someone to agree with me. I want a PERSON who will challenge my position. In this way, we will arrive at TRUTH together. ___ We can train ourselves to take each other's ideas, beliefs, and understandings seriously. The rule is to stay focused, calm and pay attention. Communicate and discuss, rather than yell and proclaim. If anxiety, about needing to be right, becomes the primary concern, one becomes entrenched in one's own position, Which may not be the truth. If one gets...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Folks, I want to be ABSOLUTELY CLEAR that the above was intended as a PARODY. A parody of what seems to be an all too common complaint among women. I was in no way claiming to represent the actual views of a real person. But to our ears you ladies do sorta sound like this at times even if you don't use the actual words. Art Gurl, I realize there are many legitimate reasons to date interracially. The statement above was a spoof. In fact, your guy friend's experience sounds very familiar to me...
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Re: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

Black Viking ·
No kidding! Were they expecting a different result this time? I thought these to words were synonymus in a cops mind. More synonyms. OK Johnson, explain how one of these is somehow worse than the other. There is a reason why we have such a hard time listening to these double speaking politicians, it's because they say crap like this. He won't "apologize", but he has "expressed regret"? If this is even remotely true, how did he get himself into this mess in the first place? What Police...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

sunnubian ·
-------------------------------------- Funny how this Elephant ONLY sits in the room of single 'Black' mothers -- nobody else, no other single mothers/parents -- more 'chug and plug' psychology. What is also not being said here is the fact that children from two parent households are viewed differently and treated differently and disciplined differently and less often in the majority of cases involving school discipline/infractions, etc., while there is a different (unwritten) set of rules...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
OPEY? Who are you talking to? And what are you talking about? Save the RHETORIC... and the leading/loaded, irresponsible rhetorical questions. Your rhetorical question is proof that you neither understood (or even tried) or come even close to doing anything but PROCLAIMING: Proclaiming that "You don't want that... (because I, OPEY, don't think you do - i.e. I haven't heard a word said, much less attempted to understand)." Leave your baggage at home and just deal with topics...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
HB, just curious, but how did you jump from janitor to doctor? That's a catapultic leap.
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Re: Ray J Reveals Gang Past

Frenchy ·
Friggin hilarious. That interviewer disrespected the HELL out of him! And those answers (and by "answers" I mean "bold-faced lies")! My favorite parts: Poor thing sounds like he had no idea. I don't see how , but whatevah. Everybody wants to be a gangbanger. The lies are so fantastical, I thought it was a spoof.
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

MBM ·
As a parent of two young school age boys I have seen this phenomenon first hand. Little white boys can swing from the ceiling and they are "cute". Let a little black boy do anything - exibiting energy and vibrance outside a very narrow prescribed box of behavior - and it's a problem. The elephant in the room is white racism against black children. Black kids never get the benefit of the doubt that white teachers would want for their own kids (hence they generously shovel it out for other...
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Re: father claims rights denied

MidLifeMan ·
That is what other female lawyer friends of mine have said but when you don't have a lot of money to begin with AND you are still trying to do right by your children paying laywer fees can be overwhelming. And I understand their are suppose to be free and pro bono legal services but most times the representation is poor or they are hard to find. Most laywers will throw out $5000-8000 retainer fee right off the bat...my brother in law payed the first laywer (female) 5000 and the second lawyer...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I've made no assumptions about anyone's intelligence. I've given you possible explanations as for why some occupations are less valued than others. And though you and I may have encountered people from all walks of life who we thought were "dumb," our society still rewards people for continuing their education. Why else have many of AA.org's members (myself included) pursued advanced degrees? And before you give me the speech about how "college isn't for everyone," the fact still remains...
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Re: Executives' Pensions Are the Deal of a Lifetime

Kweli4Real ·
In another thread, CF cited to spouse abuse in Africa and eluded to oppression in some Arab states. He then asked for the Capitalistic equivalent. Well, CF, here ya go:
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
I mean to me it only makes since. For instance Vince Young, arguably the true heisman, was brilliant in the championship game. Brilliant in the fact that his 4th and 5 game winning touchdown sealed a multi-million dollar deal, and placed the coach on a pedastle. I don't argue that he should recieve any financial compensation, but I do feel that many like him shouldn't have to struggle through K-12 as much, and depend on their athletic ability to be accepted into good schools. God forbid...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

sunnubian ·
MBM clearly defined without room for any confusion what a sellout is when he states: "someone who seeks personal gain at the expense of the group." There is nothing more or nothing less to it. Neo-con Blacks are sellouts to African America. Neo-con hispanics are sellouts to Hispanic America, Neo-con poor whites are sellouts to poor white America, Neo-con women are sellouts to American women in general, and with the politics and antics of this administration of neo-cons, the Bush...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
It is SIMPLY AMAZING TO ME that the very same people who CHEERLEAD for Hugo Chavez, Castro and Mugabe AGAINST the United States are now BYTCHING about the economic state of THEIR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *This country who's LAND IS STOLEN. *This country who's wage rates were estabished via IMPERIALISM where it suppressed the development of other nations so that it's core industries (steel, manufacturing, mining) could be built up. *This country which made use of PROTECTIONIST trade policies...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

HonestBrother ·
Will wonders ever cease? He's seen the light
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
"Now Buck. Why you complainin. Massa feeds us. Massa give us dese good clothes. He even let us sleep in on christmas. Why you gonna go complainin. It betta den bein treated like da white folk. Sho dey kin come n go as dey pleez. Sho dey kin be dumb as a rock an still git along. But wez jus gotta werk on ourselfs an let Massa be."
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Huey ·
Damn, that Uncle Ruckus is something else.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

umbrarchist ·
That song is for delude people that are proud of being deluded. This is where America was and where it is headed again. We have blown it over the last 60 years. 16 Tons Lyrics Tennesee Ernie Ford Some people say a man is made outta' mud A poor man's made outta' muscle and blood Muscle and blood and skin and bones A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong You load sixteen tons, what do ya get? Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MBM ·
Frenchy - I'm really sorry the point of the thread was lost on you. It has NOTHING to do with "southerners" or any other stereotype that you may be sensitive to. It has EVERYTHING to do with the fact that here in America we are sold a bill of goods by our government and by the wealthy. To make a very long story short, we are told that we are "free", but in what way are we so? This is particularly the case for people who are poor and working class - who, basically, all they can do is struggle...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MBM ·
You characterized my comments incorrectly. I explain them. And then you reflexively reiterate your initial comment. First, why would I lie about my perspective? Second, why are you apparently immune to clarification? Furthermore, you keep coming back to this "southerner" thing. Do you think the only people who do the things listed in the initial post are in the south? Really? Again, it seems that you have a sensitivity to being from the south and anything that even remotely can be fit into...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
Frenchy, for one there is nothing particularly "Southern" about trailer parks, coal mines and incest. I'm from the rural Midwest and those "stereotypes" fit. And, no, I've said nothing about you posting side-by-side with the Klan. So, now, I guess I should say I'm firmly against your ridiculous outrage calling the "stereotype" Southern when it applicable in place in and beyond the South. BULLSHIT!!! And it's even more BS considering how your assumption about the said "stereotype" is...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Sweetwuzzy ·
Constructive Feedback , I think I have been quite clear on my views on both the democrats and republicans. I believe neither of them are in black peoples corner. Now the reason I posted this was not only to just spark conversation, but because Republicans are obsessed with talking about 200 year old achievements they did for blacks, instead of having a real discussion on why blacks should be republican now. I believe it would be to blacks benefit to spread our vote, but republicans(or...
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Re: Poor Children Can Learn

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Sweetwuzzy: I am not sure where you live but I ask that you do research on KIPP ACADEMY. They are charter schools that specifically target POOR, BLACK COMMUNITIES. They are a structured environment for education. They ASK SOMETHING OF THE PARENTS, STUDENTS AND TEACHERS. They have had a certain level of success in turning things around for poor families.
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Re: Bush's War On The Poor

Black Viking ·
I'm starting to realize that fiscal conservatives aren't that different from social conservatives. There both stupid. Poor fiscal conservatives actually believe Bush is doing something for them with his tax cuts. Although, there is nothing to base this on except what Bush told them. Idiots. Bush is helping rich conservatives though, and their support of him doesn't suprise me in the least. OK, poor conservatives, let's here it. Why did you vote for this guy? Oh that's right. I remember now.
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Re: are parents @ fault for this?

Black Viking ·
I had to vote yes, but I know it's not as simple as that. Rather than assigning blame, parents need to consider who is actually in a position to solve the problem. Parents can point fingers at anyone for there children's ills, and frequently do. I'm not saying that city, state, and even federal agencies shouldn't be involved in curtailing this activity, but they have to very careful about constricting the rights of consenting adults. The simpler and far more effective solution is to...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Oshun Auset ·
MBM, You did use the redneck stereotype, and more power to you. Judging by the posts defending this 'ilk,' some of us must not have too much contact with these crackers on a daily basis. I'm all for defending the working poor reguardless of race, but these rednecks have NO LOVE for us(they could care less about class struggle). EVERY time I see rednecks they have a confederate/rebel flag/insignia somewhere, and therefore all class based solidarity goes out the window. BTW, I live in Texas.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

HonestBrother ·
It's true. YOU SEEM TO NEVER ADDRESS WHAT I ACTUALLY SAY. You just said INSPITE of the fact that I have repeatedly said that I've dated EXCLUSIVELY black in the last few years. Inspite of the fact, I've said I would prefer to marry black. Where I'm concerned, you've repeatedly shown yourself to be an extremely poor listener. You latch on to just enough of what I say to prove your point. And then the rest goes out the other ear.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

qty226 ·
Nope, you have justified your reasons for dating white women.........so continue to do so, and that'll help you to stop, complaining about black women. Why complain when you have someone else to love?????
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

HonestBrother ·
Whatever poor bastard wants you can have you
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

qty226 ·
I doubt if they will be poor, or bastards!! Just do you!!
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

HonestBrother ·
They may be neither poor nor bastards... They might be plenty dumb though
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

qty226 ·
Now dumb i can deal with........just as long as hes not poor or a bastard. See we're agreeing here.....!! Now please notice.....i've never called you a 'anything bad'.....i didnt take this to a personal level, by saying disrespectful things to you.....and you have the nerve to call me DUMB?
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

HonestBrother ·
Whatevah.... he can have your sour azzz.
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Re: Are You a Racist?

kresge ·
Some of you may have seen this article, but I thought I would throw it into the mix from the site Race Traitor . The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to "White Anti-Racists" By Tamara K. Nopper I received an annoying e-mail about white people and their struggle to do anti-racist work. I keep reading and hearing white people talk about their struggle to do anti-racist organizing, and frankly it gets on my nerves. So I am writing this open letter to white people who engage in...
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Re: Yes, women are still marrying for money (article)

qty226 ·
"Michael Broder, Ph.D., author of Can Your Relationship Be Saved? says that while the idea of women marrying for money isn't as common today as it was in the past, it still happens. "In the '50s and '60s they used to say 'It's just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor man,'" says Broder. "Women now realise they don't need a man for wealth. Being empowered is the trend now." But, he adds that finances do play an important role in relationships - and have the potential to end a...
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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: New Black Conservative Website

ZAKAR ·
what these so called conservatives fail to mention as the world becomes more and more global, the margins between the rich and poor widens. The same racist companies that were national are no international, forcing the down the cost of labor because they can simply go to countries that favor business and stiffle human rights.how does this benifit black people,
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Re: For the GOOD Brothas:(Dating outside you race)

RadioRaheem ·
very good points...however, i dont think this a race based issue. Many flavors of gold diggers out there. I think people, in choosing a date or a mate, should not look at race. We never know who God has sent us to love
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Toussaint. What you fail to consider is that everything is relative. Lets say that an area has a million residents and normative levels of population growth. Lets now say that there is little job growth, despite a growth in population. The net effect of that is that the economic health of the region is deteriorating, despite not losing any jobs, but because they are not gaining any jobs. This is why despite job growth under the Bush administration, his tenure is considered a poor performance...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

HonestBrother ·
There is no net loss for the investor class... all the pain is saved up for the poor schleps who lose their jobs.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Kweli4Real ·
That is so true. The main problem that I have with this Free Market Globalism [besides the fact that it is all theory] is that it discounts the very real suffering of very real people, without making no allowances or better taking no measures to elevate the suffering. It assumes that all parties are equal players in the game, when in fact, very few are players [they are called owners], all the rest are the played. Anyone supportive of this theoretic philosophy, other than the already...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Empty Purnata ·
Amen! But of course, buck-dancing Kneegroids is all for it!
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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: Hunting Snafu A Diversion?

umbrarchist ·
Do you suppose the man that was shot volunteered to be a diversion? umbra
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
If free trade is so horrible, then why has Hong Kong, which has the most open economy in the world become richer than the nation that had colonized it(UK)? Maybe Noah should go tell them how they're being exploited. Why have tens of millions been lifted out of poverty in China since they opened up their economy and practice free trade in their special economic zones? Maybe Nmag should hurry up and tell them how free trade is just for white people. Why has the same happened for India? It is...
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