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Kocolicious ·
I know this is OFF TOPIC....but! The scenerio no longer exist where teachers have classroom power to mold children academically they the way they were trained. Pedophiles posing as educators focked that up by molesting unsuspecting children in clear view and in the classroom during class time So I as an afterschool instructor have to do the BEST I can to mitigate the damages. But when you don't KNOW how many children are affected by this abuse or how many children's parent have been...
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EbonyRose ·
... well, I ain't mad atcha, sistagirl!! Like I told you ... my patience for dealing with (unsensible) human beings ran out a looooonnnggg time ago!! Now I just try to concentrate more on saving the planet, instead!! But ... I'ma give you a minute or so to take a good, deep breath ... find a second or two of calm ... and then see if you don't breakdown and relent and decide to give (them/us) another go!! I know how hard it can be to actually change directions .... but, then again, I know...
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Kocolicious ·
Ha! You are tooooooooo funny sistagirl! Yep we are on the SAME page. And I like to think others like me set the stage and passed the torch to continued the quest of excellence for the newer generation. It's a new breed of blackfolks with a whole different perspective and LANGUAGE out there!!! I also like to think that those hundreds of interns through the years have kept their promise to do their part in pulling children from going off the "cliff" if you will, to either death or prison. We...
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EbonyRose ·
Interesting story .... for a couple of reasons!! First though, I find it interesting that the Chinese seek to put a positive spin on "Africa" as a Continent .... but not "Africans" as people/individuals. Not too long ago I saw a report about how Africans IN China are just as, if not more, discriminated against than they are anywhere else in the world!! Many came there figuring that with the intense focus of Chinese investment happening IN Africa .... there must be opportunities for economic...
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Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: Interesting story .... for a couple of reasons!! First though, I find it interesting that the Chinese seek to put a positive spin on "Africa" as a Continent .... but not "Africans" as people/individuals. Not too long ago I saw a report about how Africans IN China are just as, if not more, discriminated against than they are anywhere else in the world!! Many came there figuring that with the intense focus of Chinese investment happening IN Africa .... there...
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EbonyRose ·
It was a 30-minute documentary I saw on ... (I want to say it was) the Discovery Channel (it's been while ) ... where they took cameras into various "ghettos" throughout China and showed how the African immigrants there were living!! In it, they interviewed both Chinese and African people ... and basically, the Africans felt slighted - although I found that strange because most admitted that they had not come because they had been offered jobs or a good livelihood ... but just because they...
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Muhammad Cipher ·
This is what usually catches my attention. I understand it, and agree but not often for the reasons people may think. We (understandably) look at white supremacy from the perspective of how it manifest against us (i.e. Dr. Fransis's if you're Black get back etc). However, the same thing exist among "people of color" (which is a term typically meant to exclude that people lacking color). There are efforts to redefine relationships that do not use western influences as an intermediary or...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: I don't I've seen the particular piece on the Discovery channel, however, I remain skeptical on those types of "documentaries". Some of what is out there is embarrassingly uninformed and/or poorly researched regarding the history, development and culture of China. To this I believe that everyone should always be aware of and keep in mind that e-v-e-r-y-b-o-d-y ... has an agenda of one form or another!!! Of course, nowhere is that MORE prevalent than in...
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Kocolicious ·
Excellent my sista True dat in everything you conveyed here. It is the SAME in this country....where the MEDIA says what it wants you to know. It is only afterwards do you learn the entire truth. For example: the current massacre in newtown. Well it was LATER that we learned that the mother had all these weapons in her home. No one questioned why an elementary school teacher would have such an arsenal. The focus was on her so-called "crazy but brillant" son. So the media is legendary in what...
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EbonyRose ·
You know ... it is SO sad how many of our people do not - and, sadly, do not even KNOW - how to think for themselves, anymore!! And it's not necessarily that they believe everything their told (although, in too many cases IT IS!!) .... but, it's more like they don't even consider that there's more or something else to what they're told .... that changes the TRUTH about what's really going on!! So, they basically just live in 'ignorant stupor' ... instead of getting or being educated or...
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Kocolicious ·
I think that is 85% of the people I know in the hood! We talked about this very thing today. How there are 5% of us at the elite and 10% at the middle level...but! It's the 85%-which is the MAJORITY of us....at the core bottom level of a mentality that continues to keep us from progressing at a pace we SHOULD BE. Cuz most of us should be at the top of our game by now. But nooooooooooooo. We have those kneegrows who just don't GET IT!!!! You know the ones who will wear their pajamas to the...
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Yemaya ·
Because the Chinese are not European they get a pass?? They have resource needs as well as economic needs. They as other outsiders see the chance to exploit the people and resources of a politically, economically weak Africa. I just don't understand how African descended people continue to lie in bed with Asians. Especially since we understand how they treat us in the U.S. Time to grow up politically.
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Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Because the Chinese are not European they get a pass?? They have resource needs as well as economic needs. They as other outsiders see the chance to exploit the people and resources of a politically, economically weak Africa. I just don't understand how African descended people continue to lie in bed with Asians. Especially since we understand how they treat us in the U.S. Time to grow up politically. I don't think they get a pass at all. They are acting in their...
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sunnubian ·
Only time will tell the truth about what is really going on with the Africa-China relationship. But, actually, if China, having the upper-hand economically, do right by Africa, not have or tolerate racism/racial condescendence, and unfair practices, the relationship has the potential to make China and Africa the most powerful nation/continent on earth. The sheer number of Africans and Chinese alone, would make an African-China alliance the largest and most powerful military coalition on...
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Muhammad Cipher ·
All very interesting questions and things to think about. However is there anyone with an interest in people NOT thinking about a relationship between Africa and China in terms of economic impact? This is where the value of knowing and understanding the history of Chinese (Asia et al) development shines. I don't hold the same view on African's "flirting" with Communism, mostly because its become a term of association and not of meaning. Hard to say that we are a people of a history of being...
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Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: (But, even if done fair and equitably, a big down side would be Africa flirting with Communism). Do the Laws of Physics care about Communism or Capitalism? The human race cannot escape or change physics. How many cars are there in the world? They are machines, they wear out. Neither capitalist nor communist economists talk about what the world loses on the depreciation of that junk. China is not Communist in how it really runs the economy. They just talk...
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Kocolicious ·
Sista Sunnubian wrote: But, even if done fair and equitably, a big down side would be Africa flirting with Communism. But think about it....cuz could that be ANY worse than what is already happening in Africa? I mean at least the people will get fed and medication for the sick including the children who are always at the butt of a country's poverty crisis. And really, I think China may evolve out of "communism" as it was back in the day cuz they have to keep up with what is going on in the...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Only time will tell the truth about what is really going on with the Africa-China relationship. But, actually, if China, having the upper-hand economically, do right by Africa, not have or tolerate racism/racial condescendence, and unfair practices, the relationship has the potential to make China and Africa the most powerful nation/continent on earth. The sheer number of Africans and Chinese alone, would make an African-China alliance the largest and most...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: And this is what pisses me off. Since I know that many of us don't practice common sense....I try to teach it to kids hidden in my programs....you would think the parents would support or at least appreciate it.... but! No.........they try to sabbotage it by acting like hood rats not used to anything. And this just grows old. You know? Cuz this the question. When do you START thinking for yourself? You act like you still sharecropping and waiting on massa to...
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New "Africa edition" of China Daily part of Chinese media influence on the continent

sunnubian ·
Opinion: China's positive spin on Africa By Harry Verhoeven and Iginio Gagliardone , Special to CNN December 19, 2012 -- Updated 0320 GMT (1120 HKT) China Daily's Africa edition is the latest Chinese media venture on the continent. STORY HIGHLIGHTS New "Africa edition" of China Daily part of Chinese media influence on the continent It offers "positive reporting" on Africa, say Harry Verhoeven and Iginio Gagliardone Chinese media must avoid mistakes of Western press, they argue Editor's note:...
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