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Re: Should Black People...

FireFly ·
I think everyone should be able to BE who they are - unless their behaviour is unacceptable to any part of society. As for the big guy running around the block an extra time, or going out of his way.... for myself, as a white woman, if a big guy (of any race) was getting in an elevator with me alone late at night, then just a smile from anyone would make me feel at ease if I felt uneasy. But I would only feel uneasy if I picked up that vibe. I don't expect special treatment. I don't believe...
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Re: Should Black People...

Diamond ·
IMHO A little fear is good!! I had a experience when I was working and taking classes at the near-by university. I decided to walk several blocks from work to the unversity to buy books early for my upcoming classes. If you ever taken college classes you know what the book store line is like on the first day of classes! Well, as I was walking I notice this young black man walking a half a block behind. He was dressed in orange jean jacket and orange baggie pants to match. He was gaining on...
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Re: Should Black People...

AudioGuy ·
Is there a correlation between "fear being good" and your bookstore experience? It would seem to me that your fear was unwarranted... based on the story...
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Re: Should Black People...

powerflower ·
When your discomfort is based on your own biases, misinformation, ignorance, fallacious assumptions, etc. it is on you to make yourself comfortable, not on me to go out of my way to make you comfortable when I didn't do anything wrong in the first place. If you're uncomfortable, then you circle the block until you don't see any more Black folks. You get off the elevator an wait for the next car. You keep yourself within your comfort zone. Don't tell Black men that they need to do these...
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Re: Should Black People...

Diamond ·
QUOTE]Originally posted by AudioGuy: Is there a correlation between "fear being good" and your bookstore experience? It would seem to me that your fear was unwarranted... based on the story...[/QUOTE] A little fear makes you aware of your surroundings when walking. I thought the young man was a THUG out to snatch my purse or an out-patient from the near-by asylum out to do me harm. Only to discover, the young man was doing what I was doing, continuing his education and buying books for class.
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: "?Who Choses Whom?"

Black Viking ·
That is soooooo not true. Lust is superficial. Any man who has been around the block a few times knows that there's nothing on the other side of the block but more of the same.
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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: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Kevin41 ·
**Democracy and Freedom of Speech my azz: L.A. Times writer defends incendiary Iraq column Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:27 PM ET By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles Times columnist who infuriated conservatives by writing that he does not support American troops fighting in Iraq -- and calling those who do "wusses" -- stood by the article on Tuesday. Joel Stein said he has been "bombarded" by hate mail over the incendiary article -- which was headlined "Warriors and Wusses" and held...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

ZAKAR ·
supporters of the republican party have yet to come up with a reason why blacks should join that party and democrates have yet to come up with a reason why we should remain loyal democrats, the only option i see as logical is to form our own voting block.
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Re: For the GOOD Brothas:(Dating outside you race)

Max ·
I've listened to black women bitch & moan long enough to know what they mean by "good" black man; in some ways I measure up ($$$), and in some ways I don't (profile); so I dunno if I qualify as one of the "good" ones. But I'm getting hip to the fact that ALOT of black women (I MEAN ALOT OF BLACK WOMEN) are desparately longing for this "ideal black man" they feel they deserve. Also, it seems alot of black women got it in their heads that "there ain't no good black men around"; that they...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Pace Tua ·
Toussaint, a few of your assumptions are flawed. For one, the assumption that free-market economies are free. This may be more or less true, but for us it's getting less and less true with each passing year. Government de-regulation, government interference, corporate collusion and monopolistic practices are limiting that free-market more and more over time. The result is less choice, not more. Good cases in point are the lack of enforcement of anti-trust laws that are on the books and the...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Noah The African ·
Well...one theory could be the logistical and strategically benefit of surrounding Iran in preparation for an attack on that nation. Iran can strangle the free flow of oil by blocking a key channel of water that is bordered by the UAE to the South and Iran to the North. Thus, If Iran is attacked; it could block or attack tankers carrying oil to the world, causing oil prices triple and sending world economies into recessions, if not depressions. Thus, if the USA had a strong military base and...
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Re: Was Your First A Virgin, Too?

Frenchy ·
Who are these older, predatory women taking up with teen boys?? I would NEVAH think of sleeping with some teenager. And if I ever found out some older women was trying to bed my teenage son, I'd have her ass in the slammer for statutory rape so fast her head would spin. A grown man who's been around the block is hit or miss. What on earth can an unexperienced teenage boy possible do for you?! Unless you're into kids. As far as I'm concerned, they're pedophiles. Blech! That's horrific. I am...
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Re: Was Your First A Virgin, Too?

ZAKAR ·
He probably wouldnt have said anything to you about it. Especially if he liked it That's horrific. I am so terribly sorry to hear that. Please dont feel sorry about that it was a pleasant experience, lol, and with all this hype about it the fact of the matter is it exceptable for older women/ girls sleep with teenage boys, most men in their teen years fantacized it and its more common than you think.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I strongly disagree. Those are passive examples of particpation. We need to do much, much, more. The vanguards of the current system need to be out of business. Education is a political event and true educational reform has to be sponsored by the masses. Public school systems in the United States were born from the need to provide the nation with a constant labor force primarily made up of whites. As this nation moved from an agrarian society to a nation where goods were mass produced,...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
Great! I'm always appreciative of people who not only acknowledge problems in our educational system, but are also working towards solving those problems, whatever they may be. Ultimately, all of us know that the "educational system" is wrought with problems. Antiquated teaching methods based on an industrialized education model is just ONE of them. However, the question is what are you doing and what have you done to address what you perceive to be a problem. To be honest, I'm ready for...
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Re: Wear and Return

Khalliqa ·
I don't know if this is a moral issue.... hmmmm.... but as an etiquette issue I'd say it is inconsiderate..... It is inconsiderate to the store that is essentially selling used goods and to the customer who assumes a fresh new garment..... hmmm.. good questions Frenchy.... the word that has me stumped here is "suspect".... I don't like the idea of penalty upon "suspicion".... if its damaged that makes sense.... or if the customer admits to it.... perhaps.... maybe the answer is to begin with...
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Re: Wear and Return

Frenchy ·
That is exactly what made me think of the subject. Except he was outright stealing: loading up his cart and heading to the return desk. I think they finally busted him when he wanted his money back on something that cost $0.99 or some such nonsense. Nevertheless, I laughed my ass off. I don't think it's stealing. It's more like... renting . You pay for the item, get a bit of wear out of it and then return it to its owner and get your "deposit" back. I don't think anyone in a retail store...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Frenchy ·
That perm-wearing famewhore knew it was a bullshit story, but he wanted his face in the news. Thousands of dollars wasted trying to find these phantom perpetrators. Tawana Brawley is just the tip of his antics. He has no integrity. He's a fucking hype man with a $300 hairdo. What kind of a man is that to get behind?? Why on Earth would I , of all people, give him a pass, HB ??? You keep throwing this around. Are these people paraplegics? Something wrong with their voices?? Their feet? If...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

MBM ·
You seem to infer that he is the one who would be advantaged by the conveyance of your support. Another way of looking at this is that YOU would be the one benefited. ALthough it appears that you cannot see it, unity and galvanizing our collective power is something that advantages "the people" to a FAR greater degree than to any leader. I agree wholeheartedly. This, frankly, is one of our biggest problems as a community. We can't see past our petty self-interests to aggregate our inertia...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Frenchy ·
The men who are terrified of what their wife will do when they aren't looking, are usually the ones cheating their asses off . As for the Thong Parade: As was discussed before, neither virtue nor I nor anyone else who thinks those threads are... unfortunate, have any desire to tell people what to fantasize about. What is hilarious is that people get so damn INDIGNANT when the microscope is turned on those threads in a "How dare you even mention all those precious thongs?!?!? Them joints is...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

HonestBrother ·
I tried to answer the question. I TRIED TO ANSWER IT HONESTLY.. but what I resent like hell is people not taking the answer seriously and going "No, what you really mean is.." Frenchy, if someone did that to you, and repeatedly, you'd have a fit...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Khalliqa ·
Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

donna529 ·
WELL, I HATE TO STEP IN THIS ENRICHED CONVERSATION OF MEANESS, BUT TO BE HONEST HONEST BROTHER--YOU HAVE BEEN AN AA FAMILY MEMBER FOR A LONG TIME, AND KAI--YOU ARE THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK. TAKE THE HINT KAI, AND STEP OFF OF HONEST BROTHER. WE HAVE HIS BACK, BECAUSE WE KNOW HIM. WHO HAS YOURS?
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

HonestBrother ·
You just made a friend for life...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Kai ·
Peace.... White folk say the same things to each other when one of the Negroes step out of line...it is not an issue of who is right...But who is part of the good ole boy network. Donna, go back into the thread and see who started this exchange..And then be bold enough to stand with the person who is right..Not just part of the crowd...Will Ya??? Please accept my thanks in advance. Kai
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Re: We're Marching To Zion . . . .

Lamp ·
I actually posted a question yesterday on something similiar to this as to why we do not protest anymore like I have heard my folks speak about.. I dont care if we march, dont show up for work, go on a food strike, block the roads..there are some issues where we really need to make ourselves heard some way shape or form.. but like you said the dedication is the key.. patience is a virtue..
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
"Who Nees A Great Community When We Can Always Go To Church?" And what's even more perplexing is the more churches a community has, the more crime-ridden the community tends to be. In Washington, DC, a church on every block is indicative of a high-crime area. One explanation for this is that for a long time, moral instruction was the only kind of instruction that Black preachers could give to their congregations, because they themselves did not know how to empower their congregation with the...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Albinism is not a curse ... By: Wilson Dzebu Albinism could not stop Thembiso Nemutanzhela from achieving what she set out to do in life. People with albinism were in some communities regarded as outcasts but Thembiso, from Thohoyandou, has successfully proven that hard work is the only key to success. "I am a human being like everyone because I was created by God. The fact that I have the albinistic condition does not make me different from other community members..." Despite all the odds,...
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

umbrarchist ·
Very funny Frenchy. Was that a Freudian slip kresge? If Black Americans formed a separate party and consistently voted as a block we would be the swing vote in lots of elections. Both parties would have tor try to cater to us, but it would depend on that word we use a lot. UNITY! We would also need some sensible people making decisions and distributing information. umbra
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

MBM ·
That's a great idea , but it explicitly presumes that we are playing within the two party system. We would be swinging elections to either of the other parties. A truly independent third party would be running third party candidates and not just aggregating votes to pick either Democrat or Republican.
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Re: Black Like GOP

urbansun ·
Liberalism is paternalistic and racist, and conservatism is stagnant and impractical, pick your poison. Liberal paternalism as represented by the Democratic party: 1) Seeks to erode our African Moral fiber by forcing us to party with individuals who represent moral positions abhorrent to us as Africans. It makes us passively accept post-modernism & relativism, and tells us to be effective we have to be aligned with other 'agenda's' that in many cases are polar opposites of our...
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Re: The Math is All Wrong [Revised]

Fine ·
'Blind' faith w/o the facts or insight of common sense is a stumbling block...!
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
You can call it tripe if want to....but, what I gave you is documented historical facts-And like I said it doesn't matter to me whether you believe it or not....you can get the facts right on your computer-just google it! Here is something else written by another Black man: TRUTH ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY From Toogood Reports The Long, Sad, Violent History of Democrats' Racial Hatred for Blacks BY: Perry Drake May 2003 It has always seemed unnatural and unwise to me whenever I hear someone...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
Southern Virgin There once was a young man named Billy Bob. Now, Billy Bob was a normal Southern boy looking for a nice Southern girl to be his wife. One day, at a mud wrestling match, he met beautiful Tammy Jo. They fell in love and got married. To celebrate their marriage they spent their wedding night at a Super 8 motel in their home town. Tammy Jo was very excited. She had bought some nice lingerie and Billy Bob thought she was absolutely breathtaking. As they were getting hot and heavy,...
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Re: Would you physically fight a woman?

ronin10 ·
I have fought women before... though I have never hit a woman... just block their attacks like an old kung-fu master with my advanced martial arts skills.
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Re: Where should Reparations funds come from?

Frenchy ·
I really, really, really did not want this to become a repeat of all the other Reparations threads and just wanted to isolate the money issue. That seems to be the first stumbling block of any Reparations argument: Agreeing on or deciding on exactly who would pay for Reparations and how they would pay it. I'm not sure where the rest of you all are coming from with this "the money is already there" idea. Where is it exactly? In our own personal pocket books? Wouldn't it be better if it was in...
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

ma'am ·
You really don't think normal prices would help? I know the neighborhoods with the hair supplies businesses, too. Those are mixed in with the fruit markets, no? You doubt that if fruits were available in poorer neighborhoods that they'd really be bought, but the fruit and vegetable markets are putting people through college, too. So why would it be a stretch to believe that they'd do even better if their goods were more reasonably priced? I'm not saying that nationwide education and...
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Re: Pan Africanism 2006

Shango67 ·
MBM The current state of Pan Africanism in amerikkka is worse than the state of Black Nationalism. Why? 1) Our people in this country have absolutely no understanding of Pan Africanism 2) No desire to define themselves as Africans and hold negative views of homeland Africans as a whole 3) Fail to see themselves as an agent for change in Africa 4) Fail to see, or reject the concept, that a strong Black African continent can change social condtions of Black people in amerikkka. Some of this is...
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Re: States Omitting Minorities' Test Scores

blackblogger ·
no suprise. if you can't get them to read, make them disappear. typical paper shuffle & trickery, "Oh, no our (state's) students are performing at average levels." Ok sure, but who ARE your state's "students?" So now, according to the article there is a LEGITIMATE method for eliminating "extrema" (UNDERPERFORMING) from any sample test population (group of state students who take standardized tests). an analogy would be real estate prices in a certain area. if there are underprices homes...
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Re: Was Your First A Virgin, Too?

caribbeanflavored ·
I THINK PEOPLE ACCEPT IT MORE THOUGH BECAUSE OF THE DOUBLE STANDARD. GROWN WOMEN CAN SLEEP WITH TEEANAGE BOYS BUT IT'S VIEWED AS A FANTASY BUT WHEN GROWN MEN DO IT TO THE TEENAGED GIRLS, THEN HE'S A PEDOPHILE.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Fabulous ·
Excuse me, folks, but I recall reading about the Jack & Jill organization in a book called "The Color Complex" a while back. On page 25 of this book, it says the following: {snip} To this day exclusive Black social clubs like Jack & Jill and Links have a significant majority of light-skinned members. Many churches, schools, sororities, fraternities, businesses, and even neighborhoods are also reputed to be partial to light-skinned Blacks. Virtually every major urban center across the...
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Re: National Sex Offender Registry

Nikcara ·
MBM, . I just happened to see Msprettygirl's post. I am moving into my new condo on Saturday, and I did the search. Lets just say I am glad I did. While the neigborhood is safe four block way is a rapist, and now I can recognize him and his fellows who are with in 2 miles of my new crib. Shout Out to Vox who did my closing. I looked at my mother's neighborhood, we should all be so safe. I looked at my office's neigborhood, and the guy who had been helping me and my secretary lock the gate,...
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Re: Police Brutality vs. Spanking your child (a.k.a child abuse)

Norland ·
You're right Huey, but the kids are prey when they're out strolling around at night, unchaperoned by an adult. My rule was: Streetlights come on; in the house. They still apply for the new kids on the block. Europeans get extremely suspicious when they see more than one African boy walking the streets at night and it puts them in unnecessary danger, both from them and their own.
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Re: The Good Wife

isistah ·
I know my Mom wouldn't have stood for #9 and #12--and she was the June Cleaver on our block!
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Re: Men and Girl Friends ...

Nykkii ·
interesting keylargo...when i kick it with my male friends i still attract men. my friends don't block and don't give off that vibe that we're "together". if anything having them with me gets me introduced to many of they're friends--being the only girl can be a really good thing. but maybe thats just my way of handling the situation. this is an observational question for all involved based on the obvious two sides this discussion has... does age have anything to do with when men and women...
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Re: Men and Girl Friends ...

Nykkii ·
i think ebony's question to the ladies on this topic was are men beneficial as friends to us as women, and my answer is YES!! your answer key--seems to be in line with the female friends ebony spoke of in her opening post--men are better left at the dating/relationship level, and to hang with a man one on one could give the impression that your are with him therefore block action from other available men. correct me if i've misread your post. my focus was only wondering why the...
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Re: What to do?

Nykkii ·
suggestion from my mom (who works with kids in church and school-i just happened to be on the phone with her when i saw your post): Let My People Go : Bible Stories Told by a Freeman of Color From School Library Journal Grade 3 Up-A masterful combination of Bible stories and African-American history. The collection opens as father and daughter encounter a constable for wealthy slaveholder Mr. Riley and Charlotte asks her father, "Do Mr. Sam Riley own the moon?" He responds with the story of...
 
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