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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

sunnubian ·
I get so sick and tired of hearing this bs from this republican lawn jockey. He acts as if HIS father is the only Black person or Black man who did ALL these things in a racist society. Millions of Black people in America did the same things he says his father did, accomplished the same things, his father did, served in WWI/WWII/Vietnam/Etc., and did so in the mist of a racist nation with the only difference being other Black people go to work every day, graduate from school (or get a...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM: I am really flattered at the being the basis for so many of your posts. I figured that by now you could at least represent my position more correctly. Founding Premise: Some people reside inside of a system that organizes resources and creates wealth. Some people reside outside of such a system. The challenge is to CREATE a system that generates wealth and a high standard of living for the people that are of interest to you balancing this demand with other values that are important to...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Black Viking ·
This is really where the rubber meets the road. Not to disrupt the Larry Elder feeding-fest, but I thought he was making some good points right up until he gives the "suggestion" to invest in yourself. Obviously, if your not trying to better yourself than none of this matters. It never hits home. How can you be held down by racism if your not trying to go anywhere? I think the reason that this idiot is a conservative is because he has bought the party line of the...
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Re: The Bridge: Black Men & White Women (article)

Black Viking ·
Anyone who believes that has never met my ex-wife. I think this has very little to do with whether a person chooses to date black or white. Dating is such a complicated mess anyway, often times it comes down to simple accessability. I have dated mostly white women in my life, mostly because those were the women that were around. I am the last person you will see passing up an good opportunity because that opportunity doesn't fit my perfect mental picture. I am far more interested in her...
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Re: What makes caucasians white?

FireFly ·
I posted this article coz it was recent. The theory of human migration is not new itself, just the discovery/testing of this gene. I just present information - I don't put any spin on it. It's up to the individual to assess the information as they sit fit to read further or ignore. Posting information on the internet is not validating it. Academics, researchers and historians do that job. Obviously the above poster knows all this info already - good for you. I didn't, and maybe someone else...
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Re: What makes caucasians white?

Black Viking ·
I'm sorry. Maybe you misunderstood me. I was not being sarcastic. I was not aware of the information that you posted. My thanks were sincere.
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Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

ocatchings ·
I have been into weights and fitness for awhile and b/c of such it was always hard to find clothes that fit properly. I would try to be fashion conscious but........... The current Mrs.Right does all my sclothes shopping for me and does an excellent job if I may say so myself. There is no set standard as she has me in a wide variety of styles. catch
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Re: The name of our moon?

FireFly ·
I just scanned through your list. I'm more interested in the non-fiction list, some classics, and some interesting new ones to follow up thanks. I had to buy a(nother) darn bookcase a few weeks back to fit all 2005's book purchases in and it's full already. I'm sure this will create protest but when it comes to sci-fi, I can't go past the film Existenz. .
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

humblelynn ·
Geeesh, did I miss something? I thought the topic was about what one minister's views regarding the KKK and his homophobia???? Where did Jesse Jackson fit in here?
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

ricardomath ·
Lynn, meet Lofton...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Black Viking ·
I see what your getting at MLM. The only problem I have is about those who have direct experience, and that direct experience supports all of their prior prejudices. For example, if I grow up believing that Asians are the smartest people in the world even though I never met one. Then I go away to college and meet some, and they all seem to get better grades than me. I percieve that they are all smarter than me. Prejudice supported by direct experience. Do you think that white man on the Dr.
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
I swear the next m@therf@cka to say some simple, curiously, ridiculously unfounded BS like this is going to get it. Stuff like that is fit for the most brutal hazing imaginable. Someone must have forgot to tell him that was NEVER in question. Obviously, he has/had some self-esteem issues or some other type of projection issues. Man, that BS... @#$% Spit Fire... Kick Butt... Smack.Slam... Knock..Beat @#$%!!!!
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
Well, ART_GURL, with JWC weighing in as EVERYONE (other than me) *lol*... It would seem that, in all your questions, with all the answers you're "looking" for, with all the answers you've gotten... Well, it's clear that you're just not listening. So, AG? Are you listening? You have been given information, rather freely I might add, about "what is needed for equal rights, equal opportunities..." But somehow, because of some pre-set idea you know you have ("two sides")... you're just not...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
EVEN MORE!! http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml More responses to "Do Black Men Still Want Us?" Spirited comments about romantic options and worries Letters to the Editor Published October 2, 2004 Where is the love? A magazine asks whether black men still desire black women. Eight men offer their answers. Black women speak out Earlier this week, African-American men answered women's question "Do Black Men Still Want Us?' Now women discuss their romantic...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

sunnubian ·
--------------------------------------------- I can't see the difference in whether she said house of representatives, congress, supreme court, republican dominated political posts across the board, same difference; republican dominated and controlled and the neo-republican party is dominated and controlled by racist white southerners. But I guess you may have to have been born and raised in the south and know enough about southern history to know for a fact that post slavery, the south was...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Opey ·
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WE CAN SUCCED... Now Nmaginate, what is so:" simple, curiously,(?) ridiculously unfounded ( although the statistics clearly speak for themself)about a encourageing satement as "WE CAN SUCCED"...
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Re: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

umbrarchist ·
I think this is about haveing an inferiority complex and having to compensate for it. It leads to many mistakes. I had a woman talk to me about buying a $1000 suit. I sat there thinking "is she nuts." so a couple of weeks later I decided to do an experiment. I checked the newspaper for estate auctions with oriental rugs. And I called her and asked if she would go to an auction with me. She said no. I would be willing to spend a grand on an oriental rug, Chinese no Persian. Rugs don't change...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Empty Purnata ·
Alright, now I'm convinced that we DID walk on the moon. The science is entirely possible and I've explained several times over the years what the so-called "anomalies" are. I think people who think the moon landings are a hoax just can't believe that Mankind has come that far and they have a hard time accepting it (I know, it can be hard to take in when you think about it). Making the moon landing out to be a hoax is one conspiracy theory that I think is rubbish (and I generally like...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
_____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ I couldn't agree more, but then that brings us back to that 'unity' thing, wherein the whole of African America (preferable under the umbrella of your African American Congress of sorts) has to come together (unity) to vote, build political bases, raise the funds that it would take to challange the present laws, discriminate sentencing laws, abuses of power, wrongful convictions, unconstitutional...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
I'm not waffling. I've been saying the same thing repeatedly. You are just not trying to read what is written. Neither. *Sigh* Black women deserve to be able to consider the "cream of the crop" as a viable dating and marriage option without being lectured about lowering standards/"being more realistic"/etc. I've broken it down into scenarios before, but apparently no one reads them or you can't see past the word "Denzel" without going off on a tangent. Last time. Scenario A Man: I want to...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Numbers don't mean a thing to me when I'm single as hell... as evidenced by the fact that I'm here typing this rather than doing something else. Numbers mean nada. Whatever...I've never heard this coming from anywhere... I don't have a clue as to what you're talking about. And stand by this statement. Because if you actually read what I wrote NO it doesn't fit the scenario you gave.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
It's not too late for a denial ya know... Embarrassed that there are brilliant and ambitious young black men (artists, writers, scholars, etc.) that none of you sistas saw fit to step up to the plate and claim as your own when I dangled that out as a possibility... That's BS????
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

Black Viking ·
Thank you. Many people are unaware of the role Europeon nations played. Not because the information is unavailable, just because it doesn't fit into our cultural rhetoric. In school, we are consitantly lead to believe that slavery ended because America just woke up one day and realized slavery was wrong. The fact is that America knew that slavery was wrong from the beginning, and also knew that salvery was unsustainable. There is an exellent biography on George Washington titled "An...
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Re: Jamie Foxx Music Special Controversy on NBC

Kevin41 ·
Debunking Urban Myths: NBC Didn't Diss Jamie Foxx By Yoji Cole -------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 DiversityInc.com January 25, 2006 "Jamie Foxx Unpredictable," a television concert in which the actor/singer attempts to parlay his Oscar success into R&B success tonight on NBC, did not hit the stage without some controversy. An e-mail string, sent randomly throughout the Internet world, claimed NBC was not properly promoting the show, set to...
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

FireFly ·
I don't buy women's magazines anymore, but I was flicking through the Australian edition of marie claire at work and noticed, among other women's pics, a picture of Alek Wek in a feature called "Women of the World ... what has changed?" So I thought ok, what does she, or an african woman have to say? I flicked through the pages to see a Bio pic of a woman (supposedly) representing each 'world region' and a brief comment. Not seeing any black faces, disappointed, I realised the only entry for...
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Re: father claims rights denied

Nikcara ·
By Sunnubian I am not sure where you practice law, but in NJ, child support is calculated based on both incomes, thereafter, the non-custodial parent, pays in cash or check directly to the cusotidal parent or to the child support office[in NJ it is called the Probation Department], who converts the cash into a check that is either deposited directly into the custodial parent's account or mailed to him or her. The Custodial Parent has the discretion to spend the money as he or she see fit.
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Re: father claims rights denied

sunnubian ·
"I am not sure where you practice law, but in NJ, child support is calculated based on both incomes," ----------------------------------------------- I could have sworn that I stated that, but anyway, since that is how it is caculated, how can it be unfair to either party, especially to him or whichever parent does not actually have the children? -------------------------------------------- "thereafter, the non-custodial parent, pays in cash or check directly to the cusotidal parent or to...
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Re: Asking too much?

FireFly ·
Of course! two yin-yang (man/woman) pieces of equal value that fit together to make a beatiful 'whole'. Co-operative, not competitive. .
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Re: What is a Sellout?

sunnubian ·
________________________________________________ No, it has nothing to do with defining what a Black person should should think or do, but it has more to do with what a Black person should not do to hurt ALL or the majority of Black in the process of doing a particular thing. Just like Honestbrother's mention of a 'racial appeaser' would not fit the description of a sellout, but rather a description of basically merely an ass kisser, because being an ass kisser doesn't always or...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

Nmaginate ·
Don't believe that's such a problematic thing. The problem comes in when the range of possibilities, the range of "acceptables" are so broad... no one statement can capture the essence. Now, too often that may be the problem: Trying to give a simple, hard answer to a question that is at least as fluid as it is complex (complex in the sense that it's broad and one almost has to speak in broad generalities in an attempt to arrive at definition). And honest observations would reveal that...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

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

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

Black Viking ·
As an anti-fundamentalist, I'll do my best to answer only from my own spiritual perspective. "Should" is an interesting choice of words. God can and does adapt to any or all situations as God chooses, including modernism. Determining whether God should or should not do this is, frankly, putting God in a box. To ask ourselves what God should be doing is to suggest that we might know better than God. This is normal in our society though. We've been questioning God for a long time now. However,...
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Re: Should God?

kresge ·
There are numerous assumptions here that I think should be challenged. 1. There appears to be an assumption here that the past, prior, ancient, or archaic practices, rituals, and writings are truer, more accurate reflections of God. 2. There appears to be an assumption that God or the Divine is immutable or unchanging. In order for me to address this particular question, I would need to have some sense of why these assumptions are not only being held, but are being privileged, because I do...
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Re: Should God?

HonestBrother ·
I second the motion
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Re: Should God?

Melesi ·
Heru, +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I have a question for the anti-fundamentalists. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ What is an "anti-fundamentalist"? A non-fundamentalist? I'm not sure why you would exclude fundamentalists from answering your question. While I disagree with them, there are some thoughtful fundamentlists. Not many, probably, but engaging, affable, personable, thoughtful (if not deep) fundies. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Should God accomodate us? ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...
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Re: Should God?

Khalliqa ·
By evidence of our existence we are already accomodated.... I suspect if one believes in predeterminism then one could say that God never adjusts because God is All-Knowing... I suspect if one believes in the predominate power of the Will one could say that God doesn't adjust.... God waits... for our responses to life stimuli and responds accordingly..... Or perhaps there is some combination of both.... "Modernism" seems to apply to our current view of things..... Is God aware? yes.... then...
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Re: Should God?

umbrarchist ·
Your question presumes the ancient practices and interpretations were correct. I don't see modern Christians sacrificing animals. I don't hear anyone complaining about that? umbra
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Re: Should God?

kresge ·
Are these questions any less rhetorical or elitist than the questions that have been tendered to you?
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Re: Are You a Racist?

kresge ·
There are several problems to my mind following your line of thinking. Firstly, it goes to far in the direction of psychologizing racism. I simply can not equate racism with a belief system. This suggestions to my mind that there is a level of intentionality with respect to it. It also tends to place it on the level of the emotional or feeling. But this is erroneous. This is why I published the piece from the Race Traitor website. I too am tired of white folks, liberal or otherwise, saying...
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Re: The One....

HonestBrother ·
What I want or am looking for ? .... To be understood. To be appreciated. To be accepted. That probably sounds very one sided (and maybe even a little self-indulgent). Of course, I think understanding, appreciation, and acceptance should be things I'm also able to give to "the one". But I put it like that because I really don't feel I've ever had that from a sista. Please no one get upset. That's not a general statement about all black women. It's just my experience which I hope will change...
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Re: The One....

Khalliqa ·
It's hard for me to believe that a brother with such great credentials is not snapped up already..... But may I add, hmmmm... not on the Beyonce bandwagon? I'm a lover of the intelligence of the human mind.... which the sister does not strike me as having in any significant quantity..... however I understand her allure....and it's not just her physical attributes.... it's her acceptance of her feminine attributes and the power and acceptance of those qualities that generate the magnetic...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Khalliqa ·
hmmmmm.....Was the grass greener on the other side? May I offer my opinion? A Black woman may have an attitude because she's been hurt.... How do you respond to someone in pain?.... You offer comfort.... not judgment.... that will come later... after they know that you are someone they can trust will not hurt their heart anymore.....She may not be the one... but she is your "sister" so to speak.... and needs her self-image and hope revitalized if just in an instant..... Your brethren have...
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Re: The One....

Khalliqa ·
Grandiose?.... Not at all.... May I ask what type of renaissance? ..... Arguably we've had several.... From what are moving from and what are we moving towards? How do you assess whether the knowledge you disseminate is absorbed properly? How do you assess its qualitative effect? I thought you were a seer.... you are also a storyteller.... beautiful.... May I ask in what area are you seeking talent? A writer..... I am writer.... I appreciate the creative mentality that must go into writing...
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Re: The One....

HonestBrother ·
It will be a revolution in self-representation and artistic self-conception. We will see as in no time before a great many forms of black life given to an untold number of human aspirations. In moral, intellectual, and aesthetic terms we will discover as in no time before how truly deep it is too be black You've inspired me to be more grandiose As a professional educator, I teach pre-med students calculus. I don't consider this a great contribution to the world. But rather my background as a...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
Zero Sum Game : A situation in which a gain by one person or side must be matched by a loss by another person or side. No situation than any of you have brought up has fit this definition. BTW if any of you are yearning for a system where no one ever loses a job, it's already been tried. See: Soviet Union. Otherwise, your attacks on capitalism are really pointless, as any system that allows people to provide for themselves and better their lot will have job turnover.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Nmaginate ·
And you haven't moved past the MEALY MOUTH. Show some manhood and support your contentions with something other than SHOULD'VE, WOULD'VE, COULD'VE bullshitz and avoiding demonstrating what you claim. DUDE, you said NO TANGIBLE LOSS. There's difference between LOSS and TURNOVER and see if you can explain the "pain."I'll ask you again: How can someone run the risk of being unemployed when NOTHING IS LOST?? Now there you go with that WHITE BOY shit! Here's some advice. When you can...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Anytime there is a competition there is winners and losers. Capitalism is all about competition and thus produces winners and losers. The only way you cannot have winners and losers in competition is to have a DRAW or TIE. Thus, if entities are competing for capital investment an entity winning those investments means another entity losing those investments. Now, I am about to go over your head in that economics are bound by the physical laws of nature of this closed system we inhabit.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Frenchy ·
Are you getting petulant?! I don't know what you think my tone is, but I was genuinely giving you an opportunity to explain and respond. Snippy remarks aside, the analogy does not fit. Your scenario is changing your own mind. The one that actually took place is you commenting on the truth of this sista's dating experience. Those are your own words. Take Covey's advice. You are trying to look at women's dating problems in the same way that you view your own and make assumptions accordingly.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
Where did I say do away with the educational system? I put together a reading list which you haven't said much about except criticise that some people might object to BLACK MEN: OBSOLETE, SINGLE, DANGEROUS? When I pointed to that website with that model engine you said I should be working with the tech people at your school. It is like you only approve of things that already fit into your vision of education. My reading list is still there:...
 
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