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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: Recipes... Part 2

FireFly ·
Spiced Mixed Nuts makes 3 cups 2 tablespoons oil 1 cup raw cashews (unsalted) 1 cup blanced almonds 1 cup pine nuts 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika 2 teaspoons ground coriander Heat oil in a wok over a medium glas flame and fry the nuts until golden. Drain on absorbent paper. Combine the reamining ingredients and toss through the nuts until well coated. A plastic bag works well for this when the nuts are cooled. Serve hot or cold with drinks.
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Some related news of how things worked with IT in Australia with migrants. Migrants blamed for IT jobs cut By Jewel Topsfield, Canberra January 10, 2006 AUSTRALIA'S intake of skilled migrants with information technology expertise should be reduced to improve the prospects of local IT graduates who are struggling to find jobs, says an immigration analyst. Bob Kinnaird, of labour market consultants Kinnaird and Associates, said the Federal Government had brought in large numbers of IT workers...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
Affirmative Action: Who Benefits? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contents A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Affirmative Action Where Do We Go From Here? Bibliography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Few social policy issues have served as a better gauge of racial and ethnic divisions among the American...
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Faheem ·
This has to be the best op-ed I have read all year, albeit it is only the 13th of January. Brother Bruce articulates all that was running through my mind as I was reading white folk commenting about Black folk on a white Blog this morning in regards to a report that was published in Seattle's paper yesterday about the difference in length and how often Black students are suspended and disciplined in School in relations to white students. The garbage that was coming out of these white folk...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My take on Part One:...in bold When elementary school teacher Patti Hairston picked up Monday's edition of the St. Petersburg Times, she braced herself. "I knew there would be negative things said about black women by black men," she said. very interesting, esp. since the writer of the original article was merely seeking the 'other side' of the Essence article. Lori Chung, 28, associate TV news producer, single, Brooklyn Personally, I don't feel the love from black men to black women and...
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Kevin41 ·
**Democracy and Freedom of Speech my azz: L.A. Times writer defends incendiary Iraq column Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:27 PM ET By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles Times columnist who infuriated conservatives by writing that he does not support American troops fighting in Iraq -- and calling those who do "wusses" -- stood by the article on Tuesday. Joel Stein said he has been "bombarded" by hate mail over the incendiary article -- which was headlined "Warriors and Wusses" and held...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Nmaginate ·
(*whisper*__________ BULLSHIT!!! __________ *whisper*) Dude, new material. That shit is so worn out. There you go PROJECTING again. Every challenge to the RHETORIC and paper-thin "principles" you espouse results in your PUNKING OUT!! Whether you're used to be challenged or not is not the issue. One thing is for sure, you never met the challenge. You prefer to RUN, wiggle, WEASEL, obfuscate, DIVE INTO SOME DIVERSIONARY Rat Hole... anything but actually met the challenges to your weak ass,...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
Well, if you read the articles in my "Blacks in Colombia" thread, then you probably know about as much about it as I do. It looks like several millions of acres have been claimed under the law, but that for the most part, the law exists mainly on paper, because of the war going on. Even having collective title to land may not mean much if you find yourself displaced by paramilitaries or guerillas. Colombia has the largest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of any country in...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

UppityNegress ·
The cartoons were originally commisioned to test the boundaries of free speech in Denmark. An ethnically Danish author who was writing a pro-Muslim children's book on Islam, couldn't find anyone to illustrate it for fear of violence and persecution from the Muslims in Denmark. He questioned whether political correctness in regards to Muslims was hindering free speech in the country. The newspaper drawings were meant as a test--granted, a rather childish one. The smarter option would have...
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Re: Freedom vs. Responsibility

Nmaginate ·
Very good piece. Thanks, HB! I thought these things were significant:Like I said: STRANGE DEMOCRACY I don't know about that "weakest section" stuff but I think I get the "Not only are whites kicking us/them; they are telling us/them how to react to being kicked" point.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
To misquote Morpheus: "Welcome to the intellectual desert of the real." I didn't take the soft science stuff particularly seriously. I assumed it was bullsh!t from the get go. I concentrated on math, science and engineering. I didn't get a course about electricity until 2nd semester sophomore year, Circuit Analysis I. They started talking about Kirchof's current law. When they explained what it was I thought, "I knew that when I was in grammar school." I had payed them $4400 up to that...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

HonestBrother ·
EP, I'm sorry for your disillusionment. As a college teacher myself, I feel duty bound to explain a few things: (1) College professors are not paid to be deep penetrating thinkers that question the status quo. (2) College professors ARE paid to be (I) competent teachers in their area of expertise and (II) competent researchers in a specialization who publish academic papers that are up to the standards of most of their peers (people who tend to be a lot like them). Having said this, some...
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Re: Let The Circle Be UnBroken

FireFly ·
thanks for posting this Rowe. Is "Let the Circle Be Unbroken" an academic paper or a published book? .
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Oshun Auset ·
Question: Are you an Anarchist? I love Anarchists...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Empty Purnata ·
I was almost an anarcho-syndicalist (anarchist socialist). Now I'm a decentralized sociaist (semi-anarcho socialist).
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Oshun Auset ·
Hats off to a fellow socialist. I'm a Nkrumahism - Tureism scientific socialist Pan Africanist. I like the fact that the local anarchists always offer t get arrested for 'us' at protests.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Empty Purnata ·
Haha, I know what you mean. It always seems that Leftists are the only ones sticking up for non-Whites and the oppressed. You're a Nkrumist? KEWL! Kwame Nkrumah was one of my favorite people in African history!! Him and Patrice Lumumba (who I have pictured in my new avatar). Hats off to you too, comrade.
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Re: The Constitution

HonestBrother ·
I think I see your point now. It seems that nowadays, no one even knows the Constitution. Much less do they require the backing of God for it. Don't get me started on George Bush and his whole anti-constitutional administration. Puhlease.... But it seems like the Constitution is just like our money now: barely worth the paper it's printed on.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
How many computers were there in the world when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote Souls of Black Folk? Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903. The vacuum tube had not been invented. It would be another 5 years before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Do you have any idea how much that changed the American way of life? Du Bois was born in 1868. Marx didn't die until Du Bois was 15 years old. People are constantly talking about children being the future but clutter their heads with trivia from the...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Max ·
I'm quite accustomed to many black women going for the "thug" type whether he's a real thug or fashionable thug (which is normally the case), so I don't necessarily disapprove of women getting with them; I respect and appreciate a black woman's right to date/fuck whomever she wants...it's when this "strong, intelligent black woman" choses to ignore the consequences of dealing with these "thug" types-that's what I dissaprove of; when shit hits the fan in this type of relationship, she comes...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

folobatuyi ·
My sentiments exactly....
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Sandye ·
Perhaps it is a matter of maturity. Some younger brothers and sisters are still attempting to navigate through this maze we call life. As experience is without question the best teacher, many people tend to "get it together" when their priorities are set, their goals are established and they begin to incorporate life's lessons into their thought processes and take deliberate steps to establish their goals, priorities, and futures. This applies not only to relationships, but to life in...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
Beautiful post!
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

folobatuyi ·
Sandye, you are way too modest but that what I love about you...the post is awesome!
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
Herustar, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To lay the sole claim to truth was not my purpose. Truth in the parable, represents the many inventions that blacks contributed to this earth. Truth represents our contributions to civilization. Contributions that originated from US but were stolen and patented by THEM. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ OK, I didn't think that you were saying that, but I wanted to make sure. What inventions did you have in mind? Some of the contributions are...
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Re: Conservative Forum Turns on Bush

EbonyRose ·
Actually, Jazzdog, the number has reached 5 ... believe it or not! This isn't the exact article I read last night, but it's pretty much the same info. I guess different reporters tell the story different ways. And for me, whether it actually "happens" or not would just be the icing on the cake!! Just to scare his azz up by a serious enough mention of it is good enough for me! Vermont towns endorse move to impeach Bush DAVID GRAM Associated Press NEWFANE, Vt. - In five Vermont communities, a...
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Re: How Many of You Read An African American Newspaper?

Faheem ·
I read and buy the local Black Paper here, called the Voice and View Point, and I read the Chicago Defender online.
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Re: Kid Games

Frenchy ·
We used to reveal our crushes with Hangman. A boy would come up to you and ask you to play and his message would be something like "I like you" or "Frenchy is cute." Sometimes, right before you could completely figure it out, he would rip up the paper and run away. We used to do the same thing to boys. Too cute! I think I'd be eternally thrilled if someone did that to me now. My friends and I mastered Tic Tac Toe. It got to the point that every single game was a Tie. We spent hours playing...
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Re: Study: The Dumbing Down of America By The Decades

ma'am ·
Why blame it all on the schools? Is it the end of the game when teachers drop the ball, or does someone else pick it up? Several of my mom's friends are from the old South. Former modern slaves, aka sharecroppers, who went to rundown schools without resources. They read. They had parents on their asses who made sure that their children would be literate. We can't keep putting the blame for kids not being able to read on squarely on the shoulders of the school system. Proactive parenting can...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

HonestBrother ·
Firstly, I'm not an Africanist nor an Egyptologist.... Never claimed to be .... I'll repost the following: And I have spent a hell of a lot time studying languages. For more than a decade I was in the practice of learning one new language every year. And I have a degree in the subject. So I do have some amount of expert knowledge. Virtue asked about the methodology. One does not have to be an Africanist to make general observations about linguistic methodology. And so I attempted to explain:...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

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

Fabulous ·
Southern Virgin There once was a young man named Billy Bob. Now, Billy Bob was a normal Southern boy looking for a nice Southern girl to be his wife. One day, at a mud wrestling match, he met beautiful Tammy Jo. They fell in love and got married. To celebrate their marriage they spent their wedding night at a Super 8 motel in their home town. Tammy Jo was very excited. She had bought some nice lingerie and Billy Bob thought she was absolutely breathtaking. As they were getting hot and heavy,...
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Re: What, Where ,Who is God and How do you know Him?

Khalliqa ·
Lord help me.... I was trying not to make comments here.... but I seem to not be keeping my word on being quiet... I guess I am in the season of responding..... But I feel compelled to say.... that somehow.... your responses....speak to me.... BV I did a paper in philosophy class comparing Confucious' ideas... to Taoism..... and the disagreements..... in allowing oneself to go with the flow (for lack of better words) with "the way"..... or impacting one's will on "the way"..... you know when...
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Re: Would this kind of husband be right for you?

Fabulous ·
Awwwwww...Sounds like a sweet guy. Is he romantic at all? Not 24/7 but sometimes? Ah well, a guy like that would be OK in my book as along as he was supportive of me in my endeavors. In my free time I do volunteer work. I also play with a band on ocassion (for my own personal enjoyment), so if this guy was willing to support those efforts from time to time (breaking up his routine), we (he & I) would be like this here~~~~> ><</B> Oh, yeah, the "I love you" everyday at the...
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

nayo ·
One of my close associates was raped in the library of a well-known Black college; while I waited for her outside. She met up with a guy she thought she liked, and went into the 'stacks' to uh, help him with his 'research' for a paper, and he raped her. I went home when 'she did't show; called and called, no reply for 2 weeks; than that. Then, I was living in student housing/apartment; my young, naive roommate; invites this guy she had just met into our space; I go shopping for food, come...
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

HonestBrother ·
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Fine ·
I too, cringe, HeruStar! It is true -- "Greek misinterpretation" does in fact have e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g off track -- in general -- and the true meaning of the work A-M-E-N -- in particular. Greeks knew nothing about the true essence of "Black Antiquity" -- and to this day they still don't want to know or care to know. They are copycat counterfeiters-in-denial of the truth/facts. In fact, the root of this very book [i.e. "basic instructions before leaving earth - the Bible] has its origin in...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

HonestBrother ·
YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK IF 1. If you buy incence candles at WalMart. 2. If you can play the banjo. 3. Your soap on a rope doubles as an air freshener. 4. If you think a volvo is a part of female anatomy 5. Your wife's hairdo attracts bees. 6. There are more than ten lawsuits currently pending against your dog. 7. People hear your car long before they see it. 8. Your best ashtray is a turtle shell. 9. Your sophisticated show-biz cousin is a rodeo clown. 10. Your secret family recipe is...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
Originally posted by HonestBrother: YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK IF 6. There are more than ten lawsuits currently pending against your dog. 7. People hear your car long before they see it. 8. Your best ashtray is a turtle shell. 14. If the bell on your altar was ever worn by an animal. 15. You've ever re-used a paper plate. 16. You've ever used scissors on food. 19. You keep your teeth and your goldfish in the same glass. 22. If it takes your whole entire large family to show 25 teeth. 23. If a...
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Re: States Omitting Minorities' Test Scores

blackblogger ·
no suprise. if you can't get them to read, make them disappear. typical paper shuffle & trickery, "Oh, no our (state's) students are performing at average levels." Ok sure, but who ARE your state's "students?" So now, according to the article there is a LEGITIMATE method for eliminating "extrema" (UNDERPERFORMING) from any sample test population (group of state students who take standardized tests). an analogy would be real estate prices in a certain area. if there are underprices homes...
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Re: The former president is making sure '08 is about Hillary

Norland ·
Have the Diebold's been fixed yet? No paper-trail, no vote, for any war-mongering millionaire here!!
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
MBM, sorry I left you hanging, hearings left and right. Not that you will agree with what I am about to say but I agreed with all that you have offered since my last post on this issue. It is unfortunate that those who have not been members feel the need to decry the merits. You are all right, while they may be eligible all Black children will not be members of J&J, just like all Black children will not be members of the NAACP youth council, the Urban League teen group or the Crips and...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
Honestbrother, get a life , . Why should we lower the price so folk could get in. Being called nerd is like being called White. Oh by the way, did anybody check out Shango67, the only other person besides me and MBM to be former J&J partisipants. If it is really his picture, he could not pass the paper bag test either. And he so proves the point that Everything Aint for Everybody, he hated J&J. It is about values.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

HonestBrother ·
Nikcara, I have a Ph.D. (among other graduate degrees) - more than enough education for your little club - I can afford membership,... I even live in the 'right neighborhood'....hell, I'm a 'nerd' myself... I wasn't trying to call you a name... My point was that there are ways of remaining exclusive without being an economic snob - if educational values were all you really cared about... But I doubt very much if educational values are all you care about ...and so I wouldn't be caught dead...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Shango67 ·
My acceptance to J&J was based upon status... dad was a VP for a major airline and moms wrote computer programs used by the military for Grumman Aerospace. Fact is, there was very few dark folks (in that chapter) and other Jack and Jillians reminded me that I was dark EVERYDAY!
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Nikcara ·
Did you know I was a family attorney when you started to talk about what the law is.... Guess not but let's deal with the merits shall we. (d)If the kid lives with you and the mom and you leave, why could you not take your kid? The police only give the kid to the person who has the Court Order, aka paper. If there is no paper how do the police pick one parent over the other. Women leave and take the kids all the time, I had a client whose ex-wife left with the kids, sons no less, I got him...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Fabulous ·
Excuse me, folks, but I recall reading about the Jack & Jill organization in a book called "The Color Complex" a while back. On page 25 of this book, it says the following: {snip} To this day exclusive Black social clubs like Jack & Jill and Links have a significant majority of light-skinned members. Many churches, schools, sororities, fraternities, businesses, and even neighborhoods are also reputed to be partial to light-skinned Blacks. Virtually every major urban center across the...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

MidLifeMan ·
My wife experienced this when looking into attending Howard years ago. Needless to say she didn't go.
 
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