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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

kresge ·
Ah HB, I know your area is mathematics and not history, so I will cut you some slack on this one, but Du Bois died August 27,1963, in Accra, Ghana. It was the eve of the famous March on Washington. That is too bad. Just curious, was there any reference to the SOBU or the Covenant.
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

HonestBrother ·
Of course, you're correct. When I made that statement I was looking at pictures of the 1972 convention participants and I coulda sworn I saw DuBois (obviously I didn't). No, there was no mention of either (that I can recall).... but I also missed the first day of the Convention.
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Re: Ghana reaches out to Chicago Heights

ZAKAR ·
what is there to be skeptical about? Spending a little money in West African can only help us as a people. So what if Ghana wants to take advantage of its history to draw africans in the Diaspora home, its a good thing. As of right now we spend virtual every dime we make with non black people, so giving lets say 10% to Ghana or other African countries is a drop in the bucket to what we give Prada, Cadilac,Polo, Nike etc
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Fine ·
Hebrew origins is nothing more than a copy-cat echo of the "akan language" out of Ghana.... The people "now" in Ghana that speak the "akan language," once lived in Egypt and were the dominant group at that time!
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Oshun Auset ·
That is largely because the folks who went bakc went back with a European/Western worldview. Precicely why Garvey said not EVERYONE should go back. Are you serious?...Do "they" want us back? WTF are you talking about? There are over 3000 Africans from the West who have moved back to Ghana alone. I know and visited a few while I was there. Yes, I went to Africa... All the 'Natives'(lol) I met asked why don't more of 'us' from the West come HOME. "our" culture is but a branch on the tree of...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Empty Purnata ·
So the African-Americans that he wanted to go back to Africa, what kind of Africans would they be? What would they do once they were over there? The idea of a "Provisional African President" always sounded strange to me because it sounded like he was planning on "us" setting up some sort of government in Africa. I just said "natives" as a term for the aboriginal people that live on the continent, lol. Anyway, I don't view "us" (African-Americans) as being somehow "racially" different than...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Fine ·
Kai your statement is precisely correct. The term Semitic/Hebrew is an oxymoron. The word [Semitic] implies "mixed" races which the original "Afrim/"Ivrim" people were not! They originated from these main tribes which originated in ancient Black African Egypt and exist today in Ghana as: Akuapen Akuamu Akyem Assini Bono Fante Kwahu Sefwi Wassa and Denkyira And the word [Hebrew] implies an association or connection with Egypt which it is not, because the words "Jew" and "Hebrew" did not come...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
Sorry you insult so easily. I'm sure many of us would find plenty of places in Africa - including Ghana and Kenya, to be much more in keeping with our sense of personal freedom and liberty. Don't confuse getting a paycheck with being "free".
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Empty Purnata ·
This is a "free" country alright, IF YOU'RE RICH. ER, Let's ask the 40 million Americans with no health care, the 50 million with inadequate health care, the 5 million unemployed, the growing number being layed off due to Outsourcing, the milions filing for bankruptcy in the past 6 years and the coming 4 years and millions upon millions of underpaid workers how "free" they are.
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Re: Toddlers to protest against deportation of classmate's dad

ricardomath ·
Joel Manar with his wife and daughter before his arrest. (Archive/Alon Ron) Last update - 18:00 12/04/2006 Migrant worker freed from jail after daughter's friends protest By Yuval Azoulay, Haaretz Correspondent A migrant worker from Ghana illegally in Israel was freed from a Ramle jail Wednesday, days after his 2-year-old daughter's kindergarten classmates held a protest against his deportation. Joel Manar's release came after an Interior Ministry decision to delay his deportation by one...
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Re: Pan Africanism 2006

Shango67 ·
I would like to add that this nation's most famous assimilationist and integrationalist, W.E.B DuBois, gave up on amerikkka and became a citizen of Ghana near the end of his life. In his book titled "The World and Africa," DuBois offers scathing criticism of the integrationalist thoughts and ideas that made him a hero amongst Black academe and Black intellectuals. Most of us know about his wars with Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey (who I think deserves a national holiday...
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Re: Pan Africanism 2006

Shango67 ·
Of course, Africans throughout the Diaspora do not share ALL of the same values, codes, or moral principles. As this conversation continues, maybe we should spend some time, if possible, agreeing to terms and definitions because as it stands, I need to know exactly how you would define homegenous. Be that as it may, I would argue that pure homogeneity is not needed throughout the African collective for Pan Africanism to be realized. That is to say, an agenda could be practical once we begin...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

Shango67 ·
Not aware or you choose to ignore???? Please brother, do some study and travel home. GHANA is a prime example of a nation that bends over backward to recruit Africans from amerikkka. Dubois and MANY OTHER Africans from amerikkka have made West Africa their home. But Keep in mind... Africa can't offer Africans from amerikkka anything close to what white supremacy pays to keep us here. And African scholars and leaders know this to be painfully true. They would love us to return but we expect...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

Khalliqa ·
Have you seen the activity in East Africa and Southern Africa lately??? Hmmmmm.... There seems to be no problem recruiting Asians for international trade and business ventures... while setting them up real nice and pretty in the inner cities.... Just a thought... Peace, Virtue
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

MBM ·
Brother - c'mon get serious. I guarantee you that I am at least as aware of news/topics etc. affecting black people as most everyone else out there. I mentioned that there were exceptions - and Ghana was specifically one of them as I've had relatives repatriate there - but where is the strong thread throughout Pan Africanism to get African Americans back into the fold? If there is such a strategic and targeted effort - why don't I know about it when I make it my business to be informed about...
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Re: NEGROID- A Question of phenotype?

henry38 ·
Most people who know you or read your posts would know you don't mean any offence. I remember I had this experience many years ago when I was talking to some friends of mine in London whose parents originated from the Caribbean. During the conversation I referred to myself as a Negro and they were highly offended and angry at me. Coming origally from Ghana I could not understand why they were offended by a statement I have made to describe myself. I think people are offended because white...
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Re: The Impact of Marcus Garvey

henry38 ·
You know I was talking to a leading Politician from Ghana and one of the founding fathers of the NDC, the party that ruled Ghana for about 20 years. I asked him why is it that Western blacks like Garvey and Padmore literally brought independence to all of Africa and Africans did not and have not involved western blacks HEAVILY in the affairs of Africa? He looked at me and said, "You and your organization should make sure that never happens again." I said to him, "I am just an ordinary...
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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.
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Re: Have we forgotten the Australian Aborigine.

mocove ·
why? what cultural ties have we to australian aborigines other than darker skin? afro-americans have more in common with afro-latinos/caribbeans, and, yet, we still look to discover faint commonalities with africans. even afro-canadians have to be among the most forgotten lot of our family. dubois (w.e.b) should have his arse buried in haiti, not ghana! [This message was edited by afro_geek on December 17, 2003 at 10:25 AM.]
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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...
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Re: The Case for Repatriation: Revisited

blaqfist ·
Does anyone rember my topic by the same title? This is not a small issue, but I am rushed for time, but I have got to chim' in really quik... 1st in regards to the where, I have allready set a criteria for what a prospective African country should have, and here is a short list.. 1. A coast, a non land locked country 2. A lot of land: Africa has a about 1/2 dozen or so countires w/ extremely large land areas w/ comparitivley small populations. 3. Natural resources.. Possible repatriation...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Re: Why Should We Just "Get Over It"?

EgbertSouse ·
MBM, Yeah, "plenty of historians" - probably all of them black - and not one with any familiarity whatsoever with maritime history and tradition. Heck, I'll bet none of them can even swim! There's no way on this earth the puny, wind-powered sailing vessels of the slave trading era could have made that many trans-Atlantic voyages and laden-on-board that much human cargo to even get close to your wacky 100 million Africans figure. Only a landlubber such as yourself (and these so-called...
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Re: Why Should We Just "Get Over It"?

Huey ·
If the land-locked African country of Rwanda can have a million dead Hutus and Tutsis in less than four MONTHS, I'm quite sure that it's possible for 100 million Africans be taken away from the continent for over 300 years. Averages up to 300,000 people a year! Slave-trading was a business! It wasn't just one slave company with one ship; there were many companies with SHIPS...MANY SHIPS. One ship could fill up to 300-400 people. Slavery was the 15th-18th century "dot-com" business. So, if...
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Re: Benin's National Voodoo Day

Fagunwa ·
OA Benin is the only country in the world who's national religion is Voudon. It is the 2nd nicest place I've visited. Ghana is the 1st.
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Re: Benin's National Voodoo Day

Oshun Auset ·
Alafia Fagunwa By "nice" what do you mean? I'm just curious at what your basis of comparrison was/is...in what ways was it's "nicer" than other places...or less nice than Ghana (ect.) in your experience...There is so much to compare and contrast...and Your opinion on such a matter may determine my next destination... When I orginally found out that Benin has Voudon as the national religion I was quite pleased...Thank Olodumare someone still does...That almost guarantees at least one place...
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Re: Benin's National Voodoo Day

Fagunwa ·
By nice I mean the way the people make you feel as a visitor. I really loved it. I have been to Ghana, Senegal,Mali, Egypt, Togo,Jamaica, Bahamas,Canada,England. In Africa I have to admit I liked Ghana the best. It just seemed the most stable,open and beautiful place I visited. But to be really honest the place I felt the most love outside of home was in Philly,USA. I don't know what it is but the folks in Philly just got a lot of love in them to me. I have not had any bad experiences on the...
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Re: Bill Gates = 160,000,000 people

MBM ·
I agree with your sentiment, although I wonder whether you actually mean 5, not 4. That said, I have a question. We're sort of mixing threads here, but where, wholesale, does this occur? Where is the means of production owned by the workers? China? Cuba? Russia? Ghana? Senegal? Where do the workers have the capital to purchase the manufacturing capacity required to create industry? Where do they get the millions of dollars to "get in the game" and compete against well capitalized competitors...
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Re: Bill Gates = 160,000,000 people

Oshun Auset ·
A well organized people take the means of production back via revolution. If we don't have to worry about the basics...I think this type of thing would be almost a non-issue. At the very least, it is something that can be worked out later...BTW some places are paying that much anyhow... Not quite. I'm talking about the actual MATERIALS...the MATTER used in technology...Computers and electronic technology are physical pieces of equipment. Do you know where almost all of the physical matter...
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Re: Bill Gates = 160,000,000 people

MBM ·
OA - I'm not arguing with you. Picture us sitting across from each other on the couch, each with a smile on our faces and a glass of wine in our hands. Help me understand the practical reality of this concept. First, in today's world, how will "organization" overcome WMD's? At best doesn't revolution just create the kind of resistance in Iraq - which grinds productivity to a halt for everyone? OA - Cointelpro was child's play against the technology and legal ability of today's government. I...
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Re: Virtual Visit of Goree Island

Oshun Auset ·
Nice post MBM, thanks. Speaking of shackles...have you seen the baby sized ones? I don't know when I cried harder...at the slave castles in Ghana or about 8 years back when I was at a Black expo and saw the tiny shackles used on little children. Simply horrific. BTW, is your avatar Victoria falls, the Blue Nile falls in Ethiopia, or elsewhere?
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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...
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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...
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Re: MY Way or Hell!

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
Thanks for the site, I'll look into it as well. I guess the problem I have with your argument is their are to many leaps and not enough bridges. You have to make too many assupmtions (IMO). If you assume Alexander Hisop Does'nt kow what he's talking about. And if you assume Flavius Josephus,Diordorus Scilarus, And a host of other ancient historians don't know what there talking about. And If yu assume that freemasons,illuminati, and a score of other secret societies and "luminist" are...
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Re: Was Emmit Till Actually Murdered At the End of WWII?

Michael ·
"family members and relatives, thats your only source, well my family members who actually lived in Mississippi quite well remember the murder. But then they are members of my family and not on the medications that obiviously you and your family are hooked on." by Jazzdog "Now it makes sense why the authorities have it in for your family, you all are a bunch of loons. The fact that Uncle Sam would go so far out of his way to hide a murder when the whole time frame of the country at that time...
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Re: Domestic Violence: Why Are We Abusing Each Other?

henry38 ·
I don't think arranged marriages is the one solution to violence in the home rather this discussion can be seen as one of many different ways we can investigate to bring harmony into the black home. I encourage that we talk more about this subject. Talking about it is not necessarily solving the problem but the benefit is the subject is forced into the open and discussed more often. This makes more people become aware of the option of arranged marriages and it's benefits as opposed to what...
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Re: Domestic Violence: Why Are We Abusing Each Other?

henry38 ·
There are Four stages to this kind of marriage. The first stage Boy meets Girl This can happen in a variety of ways. It can be the boy and girl meets as is done in the western society and fall in love. Another way is the parents meet a boy or a girl who they think would make a good mate to their son or daughter and asks their child if they could be interested in this person. There is NEVER a case where a prospective mate is forced on anyone. The second part is usually favored because there...
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Re: Revealed: the new scramble for Africa

Oshun Auset ·
You are so blinded by your racism(Thanks JWC for preventing some cursing and/or name calling on my part) you didn't realize you probably have been drinking Kola nuts from West Africa your whole life. Coca-Cola genius. BTW I know a few places in my neighborhood you can get a box of ready-to-eat yam fu-fu made in Ghana if you'd like. There are products from Kenya(Royco Muchizi Mix), Nigeria(Palm juice) and other things from all over the continent. But I wouldn't expect a racist to frequent an...
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Re: Oprah, is a Zulu.....

Oshun Auset ·
I doubt she is a ZUlu...Bantu yes, but not a Zulu, she probably doesn't knwo the difference...the furthest South that Slaves left from Africa was Angola. It is much more likely her roots are somewhere in Western Africa. Even thoughs folks taken from the interior by folks like Tippo Tibb were more ikely to be from East and CentralAfrica than Southern. If Ofay feels at home in South Africa it may be because there is a large upper ruling class white population there, and it has similar...
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Re: FACTS ABOUT AFRICA

henry38 ·
British colonial records show that in the early 1950s, Ghana and Malaysia were on an economic par - equally poor and equally dependent on the export of raw materials. Today, Ghanaians get by on an average of about $300 per year, while Malaysians earn over $3,000. Ghana is still exporting raw products like cocoa and gold, Malaysia makes its own cars and boasts skyscrapers that rival anything in New York or London.
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Re: FACTS ABOUT AFRICA

James Wesley Chester ·
Both came out from European colonialism. What do you see being the difference? PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Do light-skinned AA (African Americans) have it easier?

Noah The African ·
Personally, I just LOVE dark skinned sisters. I am dark skinned myself so I guess I have a balanced narcissism in that I like women who are dark. I am a happily married man, with a child and another on the way. However, when I see a beautiful chocolate sister I have to pay her a compliment. I tell them that I profit by simply baring witness to their beauty and anything else...the cost would be greater than the benefit as a devoted committed family man. I was at the Gym today and there was...
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Re: What do you think will happen after you die?

Nmaginate ·
Whenever you're ready, you can tell us which of these African tribes you can demonstrate with having a Christian, TRINITY, believing heritage pre-Slavery, etc., etc.
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Re: African and Black American Relations: An African Perspective

Fagunwa ·
First JWC you need to re-read my post my reply to the gentleman who said "You don't look like you was born in Africa" was "you do". Second have you ever been to Africa? I am always amazed at how some folks make their issues a philosophy, a worldview. Folobatuyi I feel you. I was born in Ile Ife and came here when I was 10 years old. The first time I returned I was 15 years old and I loved it. I was told I was not a "real African" because I was american now. Well they didn't say american they...
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Re: Fake African Fashions

Oshun Auset ·
There are authentic African vendors everywhere in Dallas. Soe of the folk mix fake and authentic clothing though(and try to sell the cheap Indian stuff for the same price as the authentic African so beware.) If you are in the Dallas area I would suggest shopping at Pan African Connection on Marsalis and Jefferson. It's a one stop African resource center. http://panafricanconnection.com/ Nothing in there is fake and the owner gives the best prices for clothes because he makes the majority of...
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Re: Anyone with a Black mama already knows this. . .

Oshun Auset ·
Lagos is a special case, haven't been there, do know people from there and that have been there(quite recently in fact, about 4 of the member of my Egbe went about 2 months ago, a mixed continental and diasporan group)... But honestly from what I know, which is limited, Lagos would be a bad example as you already know. There are expressions of communalism in many other cities though. I witnessed it first hand in Ghana, Togo, Cote d'Ivoire, and Senegal. I also have witnessed it at all the...
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Re: 20Q with Vox

Vox ·
As soon as I can make some real estate related decisions (costs around my region are insane right now, but I need to do something), I'll set sights on going away again. Brazil, the Dominican Republic, England, Germany, & maybe Italy (all three in one trip, obviously) are on my "hopefully soon" list. Within the next 2/3 years, I want to visit Ghana and vicinity. I didn't like either of those bands u named. Back then I mostly just liked songs, rather than artists, although I did like some...
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Re: THE CONCEPT OF MALE PRIVILEGE

Oshun Auset ·
Yah, in 1964 before he joined the Black Panthers and before he became a Pan Africanist and adopted Nkrumah's ideology, hence his 'new' name. This argument is similar to quoteing W.E.B. DuBois during his NAACP days and not realizing he developed into a staunch Communist Pan Africanist and moved to Ghana basically adopting Garveyism. It is the equivalent of quoting Detroit Red rather than Malcolm X(well, it's not that bad but you catch my drift) People change and develop their ideologies. I...
 
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