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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious....when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here......... My dad's barbershop ...byLarry Elder and personal responsibility -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 29, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following column...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

nayo ·
ROTFLMAO!!!! p.s. I almost, fell for the Elder 'okidoke', until I heard his response to an African American woman (on his recently cancelled television show), who was opining about racism in the U.S. He asked her, why did'nt she just go 'back' to Africa if the racism was so bad here!! I could'nt believe it.
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Empty Purnata ·
I don't believe in eternal souls, I believe that souls are impermanent essences. My view of the soul is similar to that of a Buddhist, or Aristotle's view on the soul: http://www.answers.com/topic/soul Jesus did not teach that souls are immortal, seperate, wraithly persons either: Jesus taught that the Kingdom of Heaven is not "here or there", but that is "within you". I believe that Jesus' "Kingdome of Heaven" may have been a metaphor stressing something along the lines of...
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Re: **Constantine: The Father of Christianity[With Just A Hint of Paganism!]??**

kresge ·
Most people forget how vital the Church was in Northern Africa, that Augustine, Clement, Cyprian, Tertullian, and Origen were Afrcian, that the anchorite/monastic tradition started in Africa with individuals such as Abba Moses.
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Re: Afrocentric versus Eurocentric

Dusty Elbow ·
Seeing Europeans academic experts show fangs at discrediting Afrocentricism [who made up this term?] means that they wish to show facts that blacks are delussional basically. When we present facts and their own side present facts about slavery they try to run away as far as the eye can see and beyond. We can talk about the other stuff outside slavery Egyptian civilization, Roman, Greek, North Africa, Middle East, etc but not the Americas slavery since this is a debate of who built the New...
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Re: What makes caucasians white?

Black Viking ·
It is also a contributes very strong support for the "Out of Africa" human migrational theory. Thank You for posting this.
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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: BLACK PEOPLE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

FireFly ·
Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780) (excerpts only) From African Slave to Composer & Author Born on a Slave Ship Near Guinea, West Africa Ignatius Sancho was one of the few Africans in 18th-century England to become a member of the middle class, highly literate and an amateur musician and composer. Birth Ignatius Sancho was born in 1729 on a British slave ship near Guinea, West Africa, enroute to the Spanish West Indies. He was orphaned in infancy. Ignatius Sancho: An African Man of Letters is a...
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Re: Some sobering statistics on poverty

Pace Tua ·
Unfortunately, these numbers and what they mean have become "normalized", in the sense put forward by Edward Herman in his book "Triumph of the Market". It can only be so, as capitalism panders to the uncontrolled greed and self-interest of the few. These statistics have to be accepted, normalized or else people would realize something is wrong and this is a threat to capitalist culture. And there is a method to all this as well. One of the cornerstones is to promote the banality of evil.
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Re: Panjea live - HOT!

FireFly ·
What others say...and another pic... not great quality but hey I was busy dancing. "What a strange confluence of forces this Californian is. He seems to be a Western white man channelling music from deep in the heart of Africa and the Caribbean diaspora. Unlike most Western people who borrow from African traditions, such as Paul Simon, Mick Fleetwood and Ginger Baker, Berry didn't go on a snatch-and-grab mission. He went to southern Africa in 1990, stayed for more than a decade, married a...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Empty Purnata ·
CON-Feed: "......*stuttering*...........Well, you depend on a CAPITALIST system created by the White Man. Why don't you go back to Africa and try making your SOCIALIST paradise over there where the White Man won't oppress you!.......*stuttering*........You use services invented by the White Man (the White Man invented and built America, you just live here), so you are a hypocrite!!!1111! You even use services made by WHITE LIBERALS meant to keep you dependent on the...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

FireFly ·
First off, I think it's important for everyone to assess and reassess their goals frequently. Because life, and our lives don't remain static. So it is a great question to ask of ourselves - what is our version of the American (or Australian) dream? Wanting a house (territory), a car (mobility), and income (security) is fine, however the perception and reality of the so-called American Dream depend entirely on the person dreaming the dream. OK call me a wet blanket but... A lot of people...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Fagunwa ·
Translation: Don't "you people" know that nothing spiritual originated in africa unless christ dropped it off there?
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Frenchy ·
What ahppened to their loved ones is crystal clear. It's only people like you and AG and Empty Purnata who keep digging up from their graves to say they never existed. THAT IS NOT A REACH! You all are the ones saying the plane didn't even exist! When it not only existed, but everybody on the damn thing died. Don't try to spin that crap around on me as some kind of blasphemous stretch.
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Oshun Auset ·
Re: The Word ["Amen"]
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Re: What makes caucasians white?

Empty Purnata ·
On racial categories, one case-in-point on how broad "racial" categories are is Central Asians. Central Asians (peoples from Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kahazakstan, Turkey, Iran, etc.)are Caucasoid, yet they don't resemble Western Europeans very much. Central Asians have rounded (actually, semi-Monogoloidic eyes), big noses, fullish lips, wavy and/or curly hair, and brown skin. About 100,000 years ago, some Central Asians traveled eastward into Asia (which...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
NOW THIS IS KEY RIGHT HERE. I'm glad that you posted this, Nmag. Now these are things which harm Black Unity in America more than anything else (I would also add those who view quick monetary gain through illegal activity as "acceptable" to the dis-unity list). For Black Unity to be achieved, we also need more communal ethic with Black Businesses. Many Black Businesses operate just like White Businesses and just do business with whoever the highest bidder is (so in the end, it doesn't help...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Noah The African ·
I think that actions are motivated by emotions, when not motivated directly by instinct without thought. Some emotions thus produce an instinctive reaction, such as fear producing the action resultant of fight or flight. Unity is an action and hence requires a prerequisite emotion to motivate towards the instinctive reaction to the emotion. There is nothing that creates unity more than a shared enemy. This is why this nation always embarks upon a campaign of demonizing an entity in order to...
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

Rowe ·
Europe's Love-Hate Relationship With Africa If the concept of "whiteness" has influenced the world, and the goal of White Supremacy is to establish (and maintain) whiteness as THE standard of universal beauty, how do we account for Europe's (of all places) fascination with Black people? How do you account for Europeans', particularly those in the Fashion Industry, love for Native African models like Alek Wek? Considering Europe is the place from which European-Americans come, one would...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

FireFly ·
Mea culpa DAMMIT!! I was rushing out to Pilates and I thought it read a brain . Puts a different spin on things don't you agree. I asked your criteria, not a generic 'men's' criteria. huh? not convinced. guilty by omission .
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Black Viking ·
Apology accepted. Same/same. These are my criteria. I think you'll find most men are the same in this regard. We are men , after all. Sigh... ... ...
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

nayo ·
That perspective, gives me cognitive dissonant reflux, everytime. Perhaps the 'appreciation', is more fetishstic(sp), than 'natural' appreciation, which I'm hesitant to understand. I think of Europe's adoration of Grace Jones in the 1980's, and feeling something was 'off'. Not that Jones was'nt a beautiful woman (if not odd), but being that Europe, is the cradle of white supremacy, their appreciation suggests something deeper, more than a 'simple' appreciation of aesthetics. Makes me go,...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

MidLifeMan ·
I was blessed with 3 mothers – my mother and my two sisters. My oldest sister use to carry me around with her like I was her baby. Unfortunately, my fond memories are few due to the fact that my mother worked, and my sisters are much older and weren't around a lot when I was growing up. I only saw my mother's mother once a year if that. But the thing I love the most and admire the most is the strength of black women. I've watched my mother, sisters, and many other women for that matter, deal...
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

kresge ·
IMO, the attraction is rooted in the signifying, displacement, projection or othering that is part of white supremacy. If one sets up these binaries of white/black, good/bad, chase/sexual and libidinous, saintly/sinner one will see this phenomenon of love/hate. Women of color have historically been portrayed as sexual, erotic, alluring, dark and mysterious as well as ugly, undesirable, and repulsive. The "other" both attracts and repells. It fascinates and terrifies.
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Afrimerican ·
In all the post topics, the persons calling themself nmaginate, and the Chester person do a good cop/bad cop routine, and with the present political climate, it makes me wonder if they and this site are a C.I.A. front to stir the pot of confusion and idiocy. I know AfricanAmerican.com is a C.I.A. sponsored site, and I know from my prior experiences with persons mentioned, they serve to do no more than fuel an already blazing inferno of discord and dissension, denying the linear chronology of...
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Re: PBS: Slavery And the Making Of America

James Wesley Chester ·
This is indeed one the outstanding pieces on the history of Africans in America. If you are paying attention, you will notice as did I, that The Mayflower came waaaaay late in the game. The Mayflower is the European Spin put on the history of North America. Tape it. If you can't tape it, buy it. PEACE Jim Chester
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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...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Yemaya ·
Great post Noah! We don't allow ourselves to see other black people as being "black like us" and vice versa. Often times the majority of our people are suffering from the sames types of issues and don't even know it because there is a certain amount of disconnect. Some of the disconnect is external and some is internal. If we overcome the internal disconnect, we can definitely overcome the external disconnects.
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Re: UBUNTU

Nmaginate ·
I think the pre-Civil Rights act idea makes a solid case. There is plenty of LIVING SURVIVORS and plenty of WELL DOCUMENTED internment-like practices that composed that bulk of American History, to say the least. I could say more, I guess, but, since you introduced the term UBUNTU via the Reparations group, I'd like to know what type of lessons from South Africa and its Truth & Reconciliation Commission or other precepts do you think we can draw on. Also, with respect to UBUNTU ,...
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Re: Expanding on MBMs Inquiry ...

TruEssence ·
Nelson Mandela- Incredible man who did so much for South Africa. Imprisoned for many years because he fought against apartheid and still was able to stay strong in the fight for his people and became President.
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Guest ·
I actually "stole it" from another chat board. A particular member was making use of it as Noah the African could tell you. I first saw the picture and was touched by the POWER and the SYMBOLISM of it. It is a picture of (I assume) an innocent African child who is hungry and unprotected. The vulture in the background doesn't care about his race, global politics or any violation of the human rights of this child. To the hungry vulture this HUMAN is nothing but a PIECE OF MEAT that might fill...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Vox ·
That picture was huge back in the day, during one of the big famines in east Africa back in he 80s or early 90s, either in the Sudan or Somalia, but not in Ethiopia. The story behind the photo is more tragic: this little girl , CF (shows how much of a damn YOU give!) was heading toward relief when she gave out. I don't remember whether the photographer helped her or not (my bet is not), or what happened to her parents. But it was a photo that generated a lot of response back then... for some...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

qty226 ·
Vox, thanks for the background concerning this picture, it really touched me. I do agree with you, anyone that uses this photo to make a political statement,etc. takes the focus or interest away from HER...........and no matter what, its wrong. CF, youre a grown man, you really should know better. We all care for everyone suffering.......everyones life, no matter whom, is precious. Lost of life, is never easy for anyone, anywhere. I really dont read your posts/threads, because im not really...
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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: A Narrow View of Black Women

Frenchy ·
That behavior/mindset extends world-wide. Anna Wintour says straight out that she won't even hire women who aren't pin thin to work in any of her offices because she doesn't want that look associated with Vogue. Karl Lagerfeld was highly pissed that H&M decided to make his stuff in plus sizes because he only "makes clothing for slender women." Europe is the number one champion of Euro beauty. And everyone else follows suit. I don't know if I can really appreciate what Suzy Brokensha has...
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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: Executives' Pensions Are the Deal of a Lifetime

Kweli4Real ·
In another thread, CF cited to spouse abuse in Africa and eluded to oppression in some Arab states. He then asked for the Capitalistic equivalent. Well, CF, here ya go:
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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: The Most Popular Myths In Science

James Wesley Chester ·
Here's one: DDT kills the environment, and is a great danger to humans. This is more than a myth. It is a hoax played an earth's human population by Rachel Carson auhor of 'Silent Spring'. DDT could reduce deaths from malaria to near zero within a year. AND... THE ENTIRE SCIENCE COMMUNITY KNOWS IT!!!! Of course, most malaria deaths are in Africa, followed by South, and Central America. And...Asia of course. Hmmmm. The lie is documented in 'Hoodwinked' by an author that escapes just now.
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Nmaginate ·
Elder is high, drunk, pimp-slapped, etc. because of the disconnect. He knows the rule. Politics is all about "What Have You Done For Me Lately." What the hell is he talking about the history? Like there is a BETTER WHITE MAN or something? Silly BASTARD!! Last time, at The Barbershop , this mf was thumbing his nose at history:Funny how he showed right awful disdain for history there and never even came close to casting that history in a positive light, let alone putting a hellified spin on...
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Re: Rank The Terms

umbrarchist ·
Black-------------Short, to the point, Anglo-Saxon Spade-------------You left this out, my handle used to be Knave of Spades Spook-------------I hear this so rarely it is more funny than anything else African-----------A White person born and raised in Africa should know more about Africa than I do Colored-----------Same as people of color with fewer syllables Negro-------------Only KneeGrows try to use this as an insult now Minority----------Meaningless White perspective. They are just...
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Re: Rank The Terms

ma'am ·
It's according to for who. If we are referring to me. . . Black Negro - Controversial, sure. But I find this term empowering. It reminds me of the Renaissance and progressive Black organizations. People of color - Very useful term Minority - Useful, although weird to use. Especially when referring to people in places where POC are majorities African American Colored - Antiquated, yet, eh African Nigger, coon, spook and all other offensive epithets don't belong on my list If I were African...
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Re: DNA Used to Trace African Lineage...

ZAKAR ·
so all of those negroes, who cry i dont know where im from in africa, can now get a simple swab and it will be matched to a living relative on the continent through DNA matchin, i saw an excellent documentary on this on LINK TV,so i think it should be given to all people of african decent.When you can identify a specific people and group that you know one of your family members came from is a liberating feeling.
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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: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

ZAKAR ·
I think a better way to phrase this question is to simply ask, Are you an assimilationist, or Nationalist? What have we gained so far in this country? is it worth the price our ancestors paid? what would africa be like today if it hadnt been depopulated for Europes advancement. How does our participating in this European Capitalist system benifit us. By benifiting us in this country help our brothers and sistas on the continent or the rest of the african diaspora.If there was land available...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

James Wesley Chester ·
I believe that respect will nost greatly enhanced when we recognize ourselves, we Americans of unknown African ancestry, as the ethncity we are, and the ancestral nationality we have. African America. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

ZAKAR ·
No we shouldnt impose ourselves anywere, but we should begin to travel abroad study abroad , especially in Africa.I have many friends from all over the continent of Africa and the biggest problem between us is propaganda. Most brothers and sistas i know from the continent, deep down have a lot a of for africans in america and the diaspora. Once we begin to dig up our history , study who we are relate to our own the walls of ignorance will crumble. We are an african people you can hyphenate...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

James Wesley Chester ·
I see your point. A major result of reestablishing our ancestral nationality will be parity status as a participating member in Pan-Africanism. We simply 'unclaimed orphans' participating simply because we are 'black'. That is an insult to ourselves. Reesstablishing our relationship with the nations of Africa must, not should, be as a freestanding ethnicity unique in our own right. African American. PEACE Jim Chester
 
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