Skip to main content

Tagged With "Ogoni people of Nigeria"

Reply

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,...
Reply

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,...
Reply

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...
Reply

Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

folobatuyi ·
I have heard about these events. Tragic indeed. It is sad that with a country with such potential, the state of affairs is such that the leaders are so laden with corruption and greed. I am afraid this maybe a sign of more things to come...splitting of Nigeria...ciil war II???. Only Time and God will tell....
Reply

Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/01/25/nigeria.hostages.reut/index.html WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Villagers fled Nigeria's lawless delta on Wednesday amid fears of military reprisals after a wave of attacks on foreign oil companies by ethnic Ijaw militia. The army deployed more troops to key installations and oil companies tightened security around their offices a day after heavily armed men stormed the headquarters of Italian oil firm Agip, robbing a bank on the premises and killing...
Reply

Re: World Press Photo of the Year Award

FireFly ·
in case anyone's too lazy to click... look at these... wow! "South African photographer Pieter Hugo's striking image shows Mallam Gahadima Ahamadu with a hyena, Jamis, in Abuja, Nigeria. "
Reply

Re: College "Education" Is BS

ZAKAR ·
If we as blacks supported our Black colleges more and pushed to change the dynamics and cirriculum of these institutions so that they designed to improve the conditions of the masses of black peopl we wouldnt be having this problem. Europeans are not gonna teach you have to beat them, or to challenge the status quo, so if you go to school expecting thats are really crazy. Basically they designed colleges to support the system not challenge it Imagine if black colleges taught about true...
Reply

Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Nigeria Militant Leader Warns Foreign Oil Workers to Leave Amid Fresh Violence By Osmond Chidi, AP WARRI, Nigeria (AP) - A Nigerian militant leader reportedly warned foreign oil workers out of the country's troubled delta by midnight Friday as an army helicopter gunship exchanged fire with militants in the latest violence to strike the region. The British Broadcasting Corp. reported militant commander Godswill Tamuno had announced his Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta was...
Reply

Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Bodies burned in open after Nigeria riots kill 146 By George Esiri 2 hours, 2 minutes ago ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Christian youths burned the corpses of Muslims on Thursday on the streets of Onitsha in southeastern Nigeria, the city worst hit by religious riots that have killed at least 146 people across the country in five days. ADVERTISEMENT Christian mobs, seeking revenge for the killings of Christians in the north, attacked Muslims with machetes, set fire to them, destroyed their...
Reply

Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

tmonster ·
I agree, where is little congo or nigeria town?
Reply

Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

ZAKAR ·
Next time you invite your Colombian friends over for supper, ask them how they spell their country's name. and out of nowhere comeS the white guy!, incredible, I should be shot, i misspelled a word. wow! , I will misspell some more I type fast, whats your point? Just because you married a black woman you know what it means to be black? get the fuck out of here. Because many of the Africans have no desire to associate with us, and because given the chance of staying in their own countries or...
Reply

Re: Green Card Marriages......any thoughts or experiences?

Latrice520 ·
My cousin married a guy from Nigeria. It was a greencard marriage. He had his girlfriend from Nigeria staying with them and telling us that she was his niece but we knew better. the old people in the family didnt know how to handle it. They talked about them to their faces. My cousin had a great job with the IRS. Pretty big insurance policy. My cousin had asthma really bad. He made one of his dishes rfom back home and added something that she was allergic to. When she wasnt able to breath...
Reply

Re: Green Card Marriages......any thoughts or experiences?

folobatuyi ·
Thanks for sharing, Latrice520. I am really sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your cousin. I have heard and seen many awlful stories like yours. The sad part is that so many folks including my self still go ahead and participate in the marriage/business arrangement only to end in a bad result despite the warning signs.
Reply

Re: U.S. Reschedules Nigeria's $924m Debt

Yssys (Guest) ·
I guess this is the U.S.'s way of "rewarding" Nigeria for their peacekeeping efforts and for providing oil to the U.S. fat cat corporations.
Reply

Re: NEGROID- A Question of phenotype?

NSpirit ·
Negro is the latin word for "black", no? Also there is both a country and a River named Niger (Nye-jer). The most populous country in Africa is "Nigeria" Why not embrace "Negro"? just askin'
Reply

Re: NEGROID- A Question of phenotype?

Vox ·
Oh, and those names, Nigeria and Niger, suck for the same reasons. Nigeria we're stuck with, because the name applies to an artificially carved "republic" anyway. But there are indigenous names for the river the Europeans dubbed the "Niger." The two I know of are the Orinmili and the Ohinmwin. I'm not the most Afrocentric guy in the world, but I would prefer it if one of these names became more prominent.
Reply

Re: Christian ORIGIN of RACISM!

Afroman ·
By excellence, Ifa Orisha , Vodou, Santeria or Lucumi, (different names but the SAME african religion) are very powerful! Good when use for such purposes and bad when use to accomplish evil. Besides, in the Fon language of Dahomey now called Benin in East Africa, Vodou means "Sacred", "Spirit", "Deity" or "Divine spirit". Ifa Orisha or Vodou is part of everything in Nature. The Lwa or spirits of Vodou are like branches of a Great Tree or Great Root (God or Bondye). The spirits are within the...
Reply

Re: Nigerian Mother freed from barbaric practice

Glow ·
I'm glad to hear that she won't be stoned to death. I know that had to be a hellifed experience for that sister. Nigeria should be ashamed of still having those types of barbaric practices. ______________________________ ~You're UNIQUE , just like EVERYONE else~
Reply

Re: What Is Happening To African American Males?

Lofton (Guest) ·
...and at the same time, or on the same breath, a few individuals from this board alone find it humorous that the Black Male faces extinction! Should the Black male be removed from existance, the same or similar fate will negatively impact the future posterity of Black females! Oh...but wait, anyone with any sense would surely question the credibility of some of the so-called Black middle class, as to their true interest in maintaining the solidarity of the Black family structure, when Black...
Reply

Re: Noting the Difference

James Wesley Chester ·
EbonyRose: Your comments are insightful and unifying, as usual. I think you are right. I am growing from a place where I saw myself/us as alone. The tricolor of the Africa movement was my only reference to those "out of Africa." I thought of that group as being the result of the slave trade --- worldwide. Those seeking refuge out of their respective nations never occurred to me as being a part of that group. This was as recent as 1995. Maybe '94. I really hadn't given the matter any real...
Reply

Re: GHANAIAN WOMEN DEMANDING PROTECTION FROM VIOLENCE

Prophetessofrage ·
Sun Nubian here are additional articles revealing the barbarity African males exact against the African woman. Now anyone with COMMON SENSE knows they are so grateful for any help to alleviate brute conduct so I'm putting information out and requesting black women who are prayers to pray for these women and do what's in our individual and collective power to save them from the savagery of African males.
Reply

Re: BLACK WARRIORS, KINGS AND GODS

djonmaila ·
You are making a lot of assumptions here. I guess that's the risk I took when I made that post short. Anyway, it looks like I owe you a more detailed explanation of my position, so here we go. The explanation I gave about Africa having simpler societies was the reason that Europe was exporting African slaves to America, and not Africans exporting European slaves there. I am not suggesting that Africans were simple of mind , though many people don't understand the difference. My explanation...
Reply

Re: Origin of the bible

Prophetessofrage ·
AfroMan this is a powerful truth you are revealing. Of course, Africans wrote the Bible as that's all that were in that region. And the fact is, even the Bible acknowledges that Africans were what Israel was comprised up of. We have the Bible defining the ethncity of the Egyptians as 'The land of HAM' which of course, is purposely translated wrong, in that it should have been KHEM/KAM (Psalms 78:51; 105:23,27; 106:21-22). We also have the Bible verifying that HAMITES/KHEMITES were they who...
Reply

Re: Hmmmmm....MARS or RACIAL EQUALITY.

Noah The African ·
What is the benefit/cost analysis of such adventures? To date, I aware of only a few human benefits of space exploration. Yes, I am aware that now we have satellites orbiting the earth that improves our ability to communicate and pick up hundreds of channels on TV, live even. However, that is more related to rocket science, I would think. I am sure there are other little known benefits as well. I think the primary benefit is for "trekies" or people who like to fantasize about life imitating...
Reply

Re: Hmmmmm....MARS or RACIAL EQUALITY.

ambiguouslight ·
It doesn't have to be an either/or situation. Race reconciliation does not have to come at the expense of space exploration. The resources required for both are as different as the methods employed to achieve either endeavor. Moreover a cost benefit analysis would have to extend beyond a simple listing of inventions that stemmed from space exploration. We should think about all the industries and their socioeconomic impacts that resulted from space technology.From telecommunications to food...
Reply

Re: Origin of the bible

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi Sun Nubian, just stopped by to post a article and boy was I surprised at how you all flushed out that white deceiver and showed it up for what it is. This is hiliarious. You all worked this white maggot till it forgot to hide it's obvious white racist deceiver nature. 'They're not black, they're not black' screeches this effeminate he/bitch which has no trace of masculinity to it's lying, deceiving, CAUGHT BIG-TIME CARCASS. Whoa! Glad I came back for a visit......a white maggot deceiver...
Reply

Re: Origin of the bible

shebakoby ·
Neither of you know $#** about $#** about genetics. The Middle East is populated by SEMITES which are NOT "Africans" even though they can be dark skinned. They are about as "African" as the Australian Aborigines. C'mon.[/Tom Leykis] God wrote the Bible, man was merely taking dictation. As such, it does NOT matter WHO did the actual writing. where? What? Where be your proof?[/ebonics] Hamites were there, no problem. The Canaanites were Hamites. Technically speaking, the Middle East is mostly...
Reply

Re: a screwed-up interpretation of the african diaspora

rayne ·
2 AfroMan: I read your reply to my post, and I understand the plight that we both find ourselves in, you being a Haitian immigrant to the US, and me a descendant of American slaves. I know alot, maybe too much, about Haiti, or Hayiti: how the slaves of what was formerly known as Saint-Domingue, being subjected to brutal and intensely savage oppression by the French sugar barons (not unlike here in America with cotton, unsurprisingly), bloodily repaid in kind as they rose up in the only slave...
Reply

Re: Kerry 49% Bush 46%

RadioRaheem ·
also a net loss of jobs [from 2000-2004] makes Bush look bad ________________________________ To Sigma Thy Scattered sons with lofty hopes and aims, Achieving greatness which the world proclaims, Regarding life with tenderness sublime, And with design which knows no race or clime, Appeals to selfish man to serve and love God`s handiwork created from above; PHI BETA SIGMA stands this test of years Supremely over blight and cringing fears, With unflinching will that cannot fail, The sacred...
Reply

Re: mug shots pick your favorite :)

RadioRaheem ·
________________________________ To Sigma Thy Scattered sons with lofty hopes and aims, Achieving greatness which the world proclaims, Regarding life with tenderness sublime, And with design which knows no race or clime, Appeals to selfish man to serve and love God`s handiwork created from above; PHI BETA SIGMA stands this test of years Supremely over blight and cringing fears, With unflinching will that cannot fail, The sacred cause advances to prevail. Give us the conscience staunch and...
Reply

Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

RadioRaheem ·
i think this is a good idea. Marriage in the legal/state law sense is a beneficial thing for anyone. Gays deserve that legal protection. For example, a gay couple can not file a tax form and get the benefit of being a couple that the gov't allows. Gays can't adopt kids as a couple and if the one gay person on the adoption legal form dies, the kid is an orphan again [compare that same situation to a married couple]. Gays can't have their 'partner' join in on health insurance policy [a few...
Reply

Re: Defending The Honor Of The White Woman 2004?

RadioRaheem ·
interesting ________________________________ To Sigma Thy Scattered sons with lofty hopes and aims, Achieving greatness which the world proclaims, Regarding life with tenderness sublime, And with design which knows no race or clime, Appeals to selfish man to serve and love God`s handiwork created from above; PHI BETA SIGMA stands this test of years Supremely over blight and cringing fears, With unflinching will that cannot fail, The sacred cause advances to prevail. Give us the conscience...
Reply

Re: GODS OF AFRICA

Nmaginate ·
Where is the "localized" concept of this Creation Story that excludes "the REST of the world", Sheba?
Reply

Re: Black MALE self-HATRED...WAKE UP!!!!!

RadioRaheem ·
these are all very interesting points of view, thanks for sharing ________________________________ To Sigma Thy Scattered sons with lofty hopes and aims, Achieving greatness which the world proclaims, Regarding life with tenderness sublime, And with design which knows no race or clime, Appeals to selfish man to serve and love God`s handiwork created from above; PHI BETA SIGMA stands this test of years Supremely over blight and cringing fears, With unflinching will that cannot fail, The...
Reply

Re: Black men and White Women

RadioRaheem ·
this post seems to have been repeated a few times on this board. Next time, please limit your position to one of the rooms...most of us go to all place eventually anyway ________________________________ To Sigma Thy Scattered sons with lofty hopes and aims, Achieving greatness which the world proclaims, Regarding life with tenderness sublime, And with design which knows no race or clime, Appeals to selfish man to serve and love God`s handiwork created from above; PHI BETA SIGMA stands this...
Reply

Re: Black men and White Women

RadioRaheem ·
many black women are not desireable [to single men]and thus may not be dateable. If she is unable to generate interest in the single men she desires, she's a 'dead duck' in the dating market. She may need to 're-work' her game, check her attitude, and/or 'work on her mojo'.... Also if she has a combination of a 'pre-set' ideal of what 'her' next boyfriend/lover will be and poor social skills [namely meeting and greeting new 'suitors', she may discover a lifetime of complete loneliness. This...
Reply

Re: Black men and White Women

RadioRaheem ·
interesting points ________________________________ To Sigma Thy Scattered sons with lofty hopes and aims, Achieving greatness which the world proclaims, Regarding life with tenderness sublime, And with design which knows no race or clime, Appeals to selfish man to serve and love God`s handiwork created from above; PHI BETA SIGMA stands this test of years Supremely over blight and cringing fears, With unflinching will that cannot fail, The sacred cause advances to prevail. Give us the...
Reply

Re: Black men and White Women

RadioRaheem ·
interesting ________________________________ To Sigma Thy Scattered sons with lofty hopes and aims, Achieving greatness which the world proclaims, Regarding life with tenderness sublime, And with design which knows no race or clime, Appeals to selfish man to serve and love God`s handiwork created from above; PHI BETA SIGMA stands this test of years Supremely over blight and cringing fears, With unflinching will that cannot fail, The sacred cause advances to prevail. Give us the conscience...
Reply

Re: Diana Ross, guilty of DUI: 2 days in jail.

RadioRaheem ·
________________________________ To Sigma Thy Scattered sons with lofty hopes and aims, Achieving greatness which the world proclaims, Regarding life with tenderness sublime, And with design which knows no race or clime, Appeals to selfish man to serve and love God`s handiwork created from above; PHI BETA SIGMA stands this test of years Supremely over blight and cringing fears, With unflinching will that cannot fail, The sacred cause advances to prevail. Give us the conscience staunch and...
Reply

Re: GODS OF AFRICA

shebakoby ·
It is localized in that palm trees do not grow in Northern Europe, Canada, or northern Asia. Roosters are also not indigenous to several regions. It's like claiming that people were made from salmon--there is no salmon in Africa. That is a LOCALIZED tradition. What does it say about the people? Does it say they are ONLY Yoruba and those of outlying areas? Any explanation of HOW there got to be other people on other places? THis myth contains SOME of the original elements of the original...
Reply

Re: 2004 NAACP Image Award Nominations

RadioRaheem ·
maybe NAACP should get some new leadership, because many in America do not know who R. Kelly is, he's just not famous enuff for most folk, but if the Nightly news announce him as 'NAACP Image Award winner R. Kelly', then I guess those opponents of the NAACP will kill two birds with the same stone ________________________________ To Sigma Thy Scattered sons with lofty hopes and aims, Achieving greatness which the world proclaims, Regarding life with tenderness sublime, And with design which...
Reply

Re: are Black women out of style??

RadioRaheem ·
________________________________ To Sigma Thy Scattered sons with lofty hopes and aims, Achieving greatness which the world proclaims, Regarding life with tenderness sublime, And with design which knows no race or clime, Appeals to selfish man to serve and love God`s handiwork created from above; PHI BETA SIGMA stands this test of years Supremely over blight and cringing fears, With unflinching will that cannot fail, The sacred cause advances to prevail. Give us the conscience staunch and...
Reply

Re: are Black women out of style??

RadioRaheem ·
interesting ________________________________ To Sigma Thy Scattered sons with lofty hopes and aims, Achieving greatness which the world proclaims, Regarding life with tenderness sublime, And with design which knows no race or clime, Appeals to selfish man to serve and love God`s handiwork created from above; PHI BETA SIGMA stands this test of years Supremely over blight and cringing fears, With unflinching will that cannot fail, The sacred cause advances to prevail. Give us the conscience...
Reply

Re: AFRICAN ART: AESTHETICS AND MEANING

Afroman ·
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/aa01sd.jpg http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/aa01ft.jpg Mende, Sierre Leone and Liberia http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/aa02.jpg Bamana, Mali Republic http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/aa03.jpg Bamana, Mali Republic http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/aa05ft.jpg Asante, Ghana http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/aa07ft.jpg...
Reply

Re: Inter-Faith marriages

Fagunwa ·
OA Run do not walk to NJ and let VOX hook you up! There is nothing and I mean nothing as judgemental as a "xtianized African".If you tell them you are in any way a "traditionalist" they will cut you so dead that your corpse will be unrecognizable. Your family will be burying your empty dress. I'm just kidding(mostly). When I met wifey she was a Pentacostal who was sick of (her words) mess and bondage. I told her what I was from the beginning. It caused problems with her family until they got...
Reply

Re: Bill Gates = 160,000,000 people

MBM ·
You infer that Socialism made them strong. Didn't totalitarianism make them strong? It is also interesting to note that the instant that the totalitarianist influence was removed, capitalism rushed in faster than the speed of light. And how does Socialism accommodate the human will to achieve, to provide, to innovate, to create, to acquire? For better or worse, those traits are the reality. To ignore them is to spit in the wind. In a world that is dominated by capitalism, how do you get a...
Reply

Re: Bill Gates = 160,000,000 people

Oshun Auset ·
Funny, we didn't have a problem with communalism in most traditional societies the world over...And I remember you said on the other thread about this that we weren't technologically advanced and we were aggrarian societies. i think that is only Euro/Western arrogance that promotes that as the truth...that this point in time is the most technologically advanced...the same people who can't figure out how the pyramids were built... organization...and I'm not taliing about utopia...I';m talking...
Reply

Re: MY Way or Hell!

Fagunwa ·
IM As you are always respectful in your posts I return respect and address you like I'm speaking to a person with the intelligence you always display. I do not believe in abraham, isaac or jacob. I do not believe that the hebrew "bible" is relevant to people of African decent at all. I do not measure the history of my people, wherever they come from, through the prism of the bible at all. The bible for me is the story of the hebrew water god and as such has nothing to do with me as I am a...
Reply

Re: MY Way or Hell!

kresge ·
Fagunwa, As always an intriguing and thoughtful post. It has got me thinking again about the substance of African American religiosity as different/distinct from African traditional religion. You very eloquently state that for you "the bible for me is the story of the hebrew water god and as such has nothing to do with me as I am a Nago man from the OYO (yoruba) people of Ile Ife, Nigeria." But as Brother Jim is so found of recounting, those of us in the Diaspora often have no way of...
 
×
×
×
×