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Re: Should Black People...

UppityNegress ·
Making them feel comfortable? That's absolutely ridiculous! It's one thing to say that seeing a group of teenagers talking loudly and wearing oversized clothing makes one uncomfortable--I don't like being near any race of teens, as a matter of fact (barely out of my teens years myself, funny enough). But then some people will persist in feeling threatened because you are Black, irregardless of how neatly dressed or well spoken you are. I've experienced situations like this, only with Asians...
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Re: Should Black People...

AudioGuy ·
How you have described yourself is amazingly similar to the person who trained Bruce Lee to be the greatest martial arts expert to ever live... Smal Shi Won - apparently your mere presence strikes fear in the hearts of all asians... Maybe you should change you name to "Super" UppityNegress or "Master" UppityNegress or "Ninja" UppityNegress...
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Re: Playing with Americans left and right hands on reparation.

MBM ·
Quoted from the article, these are things that Republicans are suing Democrats for: It's pretty pathetic that this is the best that black conservatives can do. The fact is that above and beyond any party affiliations, it is conservative ideology that was behind everything listed above. What does that say about conservatives that they are attacking Democrats because of their previous conservative positions?
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Re: Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak

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

MBM ·
Not to press, but I'd love some more feedback/thoughts on this question. Melesi? kresge? Others?
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Kweli4Real ·
Okay. No problem here. Okay. I got a problem with this. If I banish white folks to the back of the bus; or refuse to sale them a hamburger; or deny them admission to the college of their choice of college, even though they meet the qualifications; or withhold resources for pre-school education, but only in rural areas, or depict them exclusively as criminals or servants in the press and on primetime TV, all because they are white, have I hurt them economically? Have I exhibited racism. "Mary...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
So much for Affirmative Action, and like minded progressives and any benefit they bring to the Black community. There are definitely more pressing issues and concerns, based on credibility and not the fiction, and fallacies of any Kevin41, Empty Purnata, etc., etc..... ...such activity would not be considered B.S. by those victimized by this activity. More likely those who make excuses for our own inept Black elected leadership, those who change the subject matter to compare the senseless...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Empty Purnata ·
Just like "Samuel Alito" probably originally had some more Italian-sounding name, and he probably became an arch-conservative to appeal to the Anglo-Saxxon crowd so they would forget about his "Italian-ness". Alot of non-Anglo-Saxxon Whites are more outwardly and openly racist (as well as status-quo protecting) to impress their Anglo peers and "get in good" with them.
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12, 2006 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) sought bribes, jobs for his children and other favors for providing political support to a company setting up Internet service in Nigeria, according to a former aide's guilty plea, entered Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. In an alleged conspiracy,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
...the legacy of AA, Social Welfare, our disgraceful elected representatives, and/or that no good Black middleclass who praise them. .....and pat yourself on the back if you've distanced yourself from that inept, sleazy, worthless no good Black middleclass..... ********************************** "Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12,...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

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

Yemaya ·
After he has admitted spying on American citizens and admitted that the war in Iraq was based on faulty intelligence, you would think that someone other than the press would be talking about impeaching him. The majority party of the senate and congress for the last 3 administrations has been the Republican party. Now they have seized majority power in all branches of the government. Including the "talking point" lackeys and those of self-righteous indignation that often show up on this and...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Frenchy ·
So, in other words, darling , you can't justify your initial statement and have resorted to talking shit again? There was never a shred of evidence about WMD in Iraq, which is why none were found. Unlike here, where we have eyewitnesses and a multitude of photographic proof. And I don't know where you are getting this idea that I forumlate my opinion based on government press releases. The independent information is out there for anyone to see. But all of that shit is neither here nor there...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Isome ·
As an example of an extensive government cover-up, there is the case of TWA Flight 800 from July 17, 1996. Over 30 witnesses claim to have seen an object shooting up in the air and hitting Flt 800 just before it exploded, similar to the imagery we've all seen from the first Gulf War (scud missiles flying UP). Government agencies, including the F.B.I. and NTSB, vehemently denied any existence of a missile that could have hit the plane. However, lots of Americans, including relatives of those...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Yemaya ·
Yes, the press that this story is getting lets me know one thing, the Israeli government and this government are shook up about something. Maybe they will begin to reap some of what they've sown?
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
Poison Justice Stevens, Coulter jokes LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- Conservative commentator Ann Coulter, speaking at a traditionally black college, joked that Justice John Paul Stevens should be poisoned. Coulter had told the Philander Smith College audience Thursday that more conservative justices were needed on the Supreme Court to change the current law on abortion. Stevens is one of the court's most liberal members. "We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme...
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: Al-Zawahri Mocks Bush Over Terrorism War

Black Viking ·
He'll do what he's always done, with exactly the same results. If there was anything I could do to keep him from botching this thing any further I would. He should be impeached and put on trial for treason. Lucky for him I'm not in charge. Typical terrorist. Offer conditional truce but fail to specify the conditions. Official U.S. policy is that we don't negotiate with terrorists. The reality is that we don't negotiate with anyone . Why does Al-Qaida even bother with this nonesense? Please...
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

kresge ·
Great letter. I think that some media outlets would pick it up and carry it; e.g., the black press and the liberal alternative media. It makes a great deal of sense to me. By the way, do you know what the graduation rate of black athletes are at UT. When I was in college in the 80's attending an SEC university, a study came out showing that many of the schools in the conference had not seen any black athletes graduate in over a decade.
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
From Monsters and Critics.com Africa News Mali farmers don`t want GM crops By UPI Jan 31, 2006, 19:00 GMT SIKASSO, Mali (UPI) -- Mali farmers say they don`t want trials of genetically modified crops to begin in their nation -- the fourth poorest country in the world. The decision came following the first African \'farmers` jury\' to debate the issue, The Independent reported Tuesday. During the five-day meeting arguments for and against GM crop technology were presented. The meeting was held...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
Major ... What/Where is the NBA's equivalent to an SAT? But, yeah... A guy with no B-Ball skills should get paid on GP just like an electrician or plumber should. Or better yet, a guy with no musical talent receiving an American Music Award for clangin' on a keyboard like a three year old. Somehow, somewhere this NBA stuff has to make some kind of sense. As for your personal story... KEY PHRASE: "Later in life..."And that's happened everywhere at all times, etc., etc. Hell, no doubt, people...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

kresge ·
Like Black Viking, I am not anti-PC, but I am anti-censorship. Whether or not I find the comic offensive, I think that a publication has the right to print it and I believe that individuals have the right to protest against it non-violently. I support their right to censure (express harsh criticism of the picture) but not to censor (control the press, speech, artistic expression). Free expression to my mind is integral to democratic society. Personal anecdote: I was a chaplain in NYC when...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Nmaginate ·
And that's the rub as they say. Also, there is nothing comparable in terms of Christian symbols, as KRESGE suggested. Considering what KRESGE said, what's to come of this: I support their right to censure (express harsh criticism of the picture) but not to censor (control the press, speech, artistic expression). Free expression to my mind is integral to democratic society. So, basically, people are allowed to completely, purposely and repeatedly desecrate and violate everything that's sacred...
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
US may press Africa on GMOs By Shapi Shacinda Wed Feb 8, 10:35 AM ET The U.S. may push Africa to accept gene-altered (GMO) food now that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled the EU broke rules by barring GMO foods and seeds, but Africans vowed on Wednesday to resist. "We do not want GM (genetically modified) foods and our hope is that all of us can continue to produce non-GM foods," Zambian Agriculture Minister Mundia Sikatana told Reuters in Lusaka. "The decision by the WTO does...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

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

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

RadioRaheem ·
"You can dog and diss michael jackson all you wanna/ but woody allen molested then married his step-daughter/ the same press dogging michael's name/ show woody and soon yi at a playoff game" - Mos Def
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Re: Another Danish? Noah's "I wonder what?"

Nmaginate ·
Who said anything about defending acts no one said you were a party to or approved of? My thing is how these things escaped your view and recollection. Why should they? You referenced Suicide Bomb(ers)... Didn't you? You got some stories from the Danish press, etc. that talks about Suicide Bombings in that country? Me, when you referenced Suicide Bombers, I thought of Palestine. Now you can be honest about what you were referencing complete with the actual incident in whatever country beside...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Omega4ul ·
Freedom of Speech is one thing but DISRESPECT is another. I dont think the image deserves the riots and killings but I do think the images are insensitive and disrespectful. Many americans do not understand why this is a big deal. Black americans should be more understanding. If the Danish Press publish a cartoon of a black slave hanging from a tree with black 'urban thugs' pointing guns at him, with a caption that read "Bush's Dream come true".... I think my first respose would be to riot.
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Black Viking ·
I agree. But I don't think they understand that violence inspires more violence. Shocking really, considering current global events. There are far more constructive ways of dealing with disrespect. As I said in an earlier post, if African-Americans blew something up or burned something down everytime we were disrespected there would be nothing left of America by now. I hope so... for their sake as well as ours.
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

ricardomath ·
Man demonstrating gun safety shoots self Associated Press "” Sept. 8, 2004 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. "” Monroe County, Ind., Coroner David Toumey was hospitalized with a leg wound after accidentally shooting himself while trying to demonstrate gun safety. Toumey told The Herald-Times for a story published today that he was demonstrating gun safety to some people at a Lake Monroe boat ramp about 11 p.m. when he accidentally shot himself. He said that as he checked to make sure his weapon was...
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Re: World Press Photo of the Year Award

HonestBrother ·
OH YES! I most certainly did look at them. I was JEALOUS I wasn't behind the camera I was really impressed by the little boy dressing his handless father. THAT is unforgetable. And you see the intensity of the gaze between them. What are they thinking? Does the man feel humiliated or resentful being that helpless? Is the boy intimidated? These photos demonstrate the old adage that in order to get the picture you have to be there. You have to be there. At the exact moment. Pictures like these...
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

Kweli4Real ·
"Uhmmm, Alex ... I'll take cover-up for a thousand, please." At the very least, it's an example of covering up incompetence.
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Re: David Irving Arrested For 'Denying Holocaust'

jazzdog ·
Its not about being self-delusional, its about taking away that one thing that Jews love to put up in everybodys face which is the holocaust. I'm sure that I will be branded anti-semitic, but its tiresome to hear about 6 million dead while completely ignoring the 100 million or more dead africans from the slave trade. How is it that Europe will screech about freedom of the press to print cartoons about the prophet Muhammed and then step on this guys right to express his counterviews about...
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Re: David Irving Arrested For 'Denying Holocaust'

Faheem ·
Jazzdog you, you, you Anti-semite Ok.... One of the things that I find amazing is the world wide acceptance that six million people actually died or was killed. There is so much evidence that six million people did not die that this very ideal seem preposterous, but so many people have been bombarded with images and verbal accounts of what happen that they do not investigate the Holocaust themselves. Nine out of Ten people who believe six million people died I bet have never read anything to...
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Re: beat to death or was it sickle cell?

Isome ·
So, did I read that right: The grandmother agreed to press charges because he stole her car (I presume the sister who was riding in it with him had no knowledge of his theft)? I took my parents car at 15 y/o and went joyriding and got into other trouble, too. Purely adolescent angst, no law enforcement involved, but trouble nonetheless. This is yet another tragedy that can't be explained away.
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

oddmodd ·
David Horowitz's is an idiot and anyone who adopts this ideology is an idiot. Black people of African decent are owe more money and restitution that America can afford. Every group from the Jews to Native Americans received some form of reparations for the devastating treament inflicted upon them by their attackers. African-Americans have never received a dime and up until the 1994 public apology by the Clinton Administration there has never a verbal condemnation on the part of the American...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
I overlooked this forum, and started a similar topic on the board (This would really give good cause for the levee's to be broken in New Orleans and the 9th ward not being rebuilt right now..The most lucrative port, The port of New Orleans, just so happens to be part of the deal. Oh, also did you notice the regions, seems like all the minority ports to me.. Philly, New Orleans, Miami, Baltimore, New Jersey and New York!!!!!! Things that make you go hummm) By TED BRIDIS and DEVLIN BARRETT...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
It starts: 09/08/05 "ICH" -- -- Neither the Mainstream media nor the alternative-Leftist web sites have told the true story of what really happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For the people of the region it was the greatest natural catastrophe they'd ever faced. For the Bush administration it was just another opportunity to use fear and anarchy to advance their global agenda. The administration intentionally withheld desperately needed aid to the city to force Governor Kathleen...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

EbonyRose ·
Racial Violence Behind Bars - Time For Straight Talk Between the Black and Latino Communities By Anthony Asadullah Samad The violence that has taken place between Black and Latino inmates in the Los Angeles (and now Riverside and San Bernadino) County Jails has caused both the black and Latino communities to take inventory of their relationship. Future relations will require candor, honesty and some historical reflection that has allowed them to peacefully co-exist for 500 years. Black...
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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: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

kresge ·
Whites are not albinos. You cut and pasted from the site http://www.stewartsynopsis.com, but I would contend that you are unable to provide one scientific study published by a scholarly/professional press or refereed journal that substantiates such claims. This document and associate assertions bear are methodologically flawed and thus theoretically moribund.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Kevin41 ·
Interesting...and it shows how impoverished people have to quit associating their conditions with hopelessness.....I know it is easier said than done....but it is necessary. CalStart is a program for low-income kids to attend CalState schools for free...they had money left over due to a lack of applications...go figure...... Stanford: No tuition for low-income students STANFORD, California (AP) -- Hoping to encourage students scared by rising higher education costs, Stanford University is...
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Re: French Riots

Sweetwuzzy ·
Minority youth opt out of latest riots in France Labor law viewed with skepticism, met with silence in migrant community Updated: 5:39 p.m. ET March 17, 2006 CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France - While angry students clashed with police in Paris over a new labor law, the daily life of soccer and smoking hashish among youths of North African descent went on as normal in the poor suburb where France's wave of rioting broke out last year. This time, the suburbs have been relatively calm "” and it was...
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Re: How Many of You Read An African American Newspaper?

kresge ·
I have not been impressed the black press in Houston, so I seldom get it. I guess I got spoiled when I lived in NY. The Amsterdam News was okay, but the City Sun was awesome. Unfortunately, I believe that the latter is now defunct. In Michigan I got the Michigan Chronicle fairly regularly.
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Re: Martin Lee Anderson -- Modern-Day Emmit Till

Empty Purnata ·
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_2478.shtml By Saeed Shabazz Staff Writer Updated Mar 15, 2006, 12:36 pm FinalCall.com) - The family of Martin Lee Anderson, a 14-year-old who died in early January after entering a Florida boot camp for juveniles, asked that his body be exhumed for a second autopsy, according to various news reports. The family attorney told the Associated Press (AP) that Dr. Michael Baden, a New York City-based forensic pathologist who reviewed the medical...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
L.A. braces for protest, as Bush addresses 'emotional debate' Pending legislation spurs tens of thousands to march LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- As thousands of people were expected to protest legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants on Saturday, President Bush said he planned to toughen enforcement of immigration laws. "America is a nation of immigrants, and we're also a nation of laws," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "When illegal immigrants know they will be caught and...
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Re: St. Jerome's Immaculate Error [Revised]

kresge ·
But Augustine has no teaching on the immaculate conception of Jesus. The immaculate conception teaching is in reference to Mary, who is a decendant of King David, a lineage she passes on to her son. Finally, as I have stated in other threads, this Akan ascription is beyond dubious. When Darkwah has any scholarship recognized by the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, or published in any refereed journal or academic press, I will take him seriously. Until then,...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Published April 1, 2006 (Photo by LISA DEJONG/Associated Press) Group's founders: Debbie Wilson (left) and Francia Malone, shown in Flint earlier this month, have co-founded the Flint Area Albinism Network. Wilson and Malone, who are black, want to shed more light on the condition. Flint group offers help to those with albinism Black women form nonprofit network to assist, educate By Rose Mary Reiz Associated Press FLINT TOWNSHIP - Strangers used to come up and ask Francia Malone's parents...
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Re: Will the Dems take it back?

EbonyRose ·
I think there's a good chance that the Dems can take back at least one House of Congress ... starting with this upcoming election, even and there's no telling about the White House ... it depends who the candidate will be, and that's way too far off to tell at this point. The Republicans will probably lose a whole lot ... seats, voter confidence, etc., not because the Dems are better or smarter or have a better plan, but just because of the mass confusion of the Repub party right now. They...
 
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