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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
There have been plenty of studies done on racial disparities on medical treatment. SOME have shown that even Black practitioners provide a lower standard of care to Black patients. In my view it has to do with the amount of insurance that is available to the individual based on the job that they work, the general standard of the medical facility itself (as compared to one in a more wealthy facility and YES plain ole racism. Michael has documented the tale of shoddy medical care at MLK...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
**Yep, but dis he implicate the whites involved in many of those decisons? nope....and don't get me wrong, I don't excuse shit black people do wrong...I just do not let house niggs and racist inbreds present ANYTHING to me as a BLACK THING. Now when I brought this to Lofton's attention he gave homeboy a green light and continued to castigate the darkies....In addition, if his concern was just faulty services and incompetence, he would have brought forth the fuck-ups the white folks at UC...
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Re: The Boondocks

tb4000 ·
New episode tomorrow night featuring a "what if?" regarding MLK being alive in this day and age. Haven't seen it yet, but I'm hearing it's wild...and poignant.
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Re: Expanding on MBMs Inquiry ...

Black Viking ·
Although I have great love for X, my vote stays the same...MLK all the way.
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Re: A Declaration of Unity and Vested Interest in America

James Wesley Chester ·
No, I didn't write it. But does kinda look like 'my stuff'. Right? Out of curiosity, and with it being the MLK Holiday, I thought I would post this piece without credits. This piece is the seminal resolution of the Free African Society Convention of 1817 held in Philadelphia at Bethel A.M.E. Church. The convention and its resulting resolution was in repudiation of the American Colonization Movement to deport African American-Americans. It is the seminal document to the foundation of African...
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Re: Expanding on MBMs Inquiry ...

kresge ·
MLK, Jr. On Monday, I listened again to his sermon in 1967 at the Riverside Church in NY when he comes out against the war in Vietnam. It is rhetorically, philosophically, and theologically masterful.
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
More like have enough self-respect and self-esteem as to not discredit his/their own intelligence by thinking dumb shit like that will fly. At least make a more compelling case, if there is one... (Oops! There isn't one). It's really sad and I sorta feel sorry for people who have problems saying things beyond the little juvenile simplistic, half-a-first-thought ridiculous ideas they think would or should resonate. Here's a short list of this Child's Themes (with him thinking he's talking to...
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Re: The Boondocks

Huey ·
The MLK episode is priceless. I could actually see that happening.
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Re: I guess old Al is afraid they won't need him to be "informed"......

Kevin41 ·
puleeze......Aaaron Mcgruder is placing positive messages in all of his shows.....more than any of that other bullschit on TV...like the one about eating all that heavy azz food and dying as a part of tradition in black families. I get the point(message) and how the episode had really good shock value to it.....there are different ways of getting different people's attention and I bet that show made allot more people pay attention that would have not normally listened to a preacher wailing...
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Re: B'docks, MLK and Triflin' N!@@a RHETORIC!

Huey ·
the "Return of the King" episode was among the best animated episodes of the Boondocks. It was written, I supposed, as a dream of Huey Freeman's if MLK survived the assassination attempt.
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Re: B'docks, MLK and Triflin' N!@@a RHETORIC!

Nmaginate ·
Thanks for the background... but there are plenty of people out there having "Huey's DREAM" invoking MLK and the whole of our heritage of struggle in much the same, dare I say, Triflin' Way.
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

Kevin41 ·
Yep...I have only read about it and did not see it....but that dumbazz look on dubya's face says it all...I read it on www.drudgereport.com I am also glad they did not let bush present himself with that fake-azz token gesture towards black people....those lowlife snake-in-the-grass sonofabitches will invoke MLK out of context and politcally work against everything he stood for....they ain't shit........yeah, thats right......"ain't"........
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

Vox ·
Exactly. That's just what I was thinking when I listened to a clip this morning. And the thing is, Mrs. King undoubtedly wouldn't've wanted any less. Awesome. Rev. Lowry also pulled no punches in pointing out that CSK and MLK were both victimized by domestic spying by the government.
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

James Wesley Chester ·
Rev. Lowry also pulled no punches in pointing out that CSK and MLK were both victimized by domestic spying by the government.---Vox The Republicans are trying to make this event about 'bashing Bush'. What bottom-feeders!! This reaction is a part of that European-American mentality that says African American-Americans are being disruptive, and inappropriate when we 'tell' what European-Americans have done, or are doing, to us. It is 'bashing', it is 'truculent', it is disorderly; it is wrong...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

HonestBrother ·
This reminds of the Republican/corporate media response to Joseph Lowery's comments about Bush yesterday. They're not saying anything about "free speech" there. Instead he's accused of using Mrs. King's death for political purposes. It's only "free speech" when it expresses a pro-white/pro-USA/pro-corporate-power point of view.
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Nmaginate ·
REPRINT: And These Are Your BLACK REPUBLICANS
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
How many computers were there in the world when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote Souls of Black Folk? Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903. The vacuum tube had not been invented. It would be another 5 years before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Do you have any idea how much that changed the American way of life? Du Bois was born in 1868. Marx didn't die until Du Bois was 15 years old. People are constantly talking about children being the future but clutter their heads with trivia from the...
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Re: You Negroes Quit Whining, look how Oprah lives...which proves everything is fine

Black Viking ·
I haven't read the whole thing yet. I got stuck right here. Umm... excuse me, Mr. Elder. But, WTF!!! Of course MLK acomplished something. It's the only reason you have anything today!
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Re: You Negroes Quit Whining, look how Oprah lives...which proves everything is fine

Huey ·
It's amazing, if not tragic, that a man of Elder's age (52) that was around when MLK and Malcolm were BOTH alive, could be so damn naive. Why doesn't he just change his name to Uncle Ruckus. He doesn't DESERVE to be called an Uncle Tom, because that's a slap in the face of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Yes, he and Ken "Chicken George" Hamblin both are some big-time Ruckuses. "Hey Ken, I smell CHICKEN! LET'S DANCE FOR IT!!
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Re: You Negroes Quit Whining, look how Oprah lives...which proves everything is fine

Nmaginate ·
It's the same rhetoric ignorant Black and White people (willed or innocently ignorant) use to try to deal with the Cognitive Dissonance or whatever the hell their malfunction is. Ummm... Excuse me Mr. Elders, but MLK never stopped "complaining about the poor conditions under which minorities lived." He's like the clueless and rationalizing Whites who didn't realize Dr. King had these types of things to say at those "inconvenient" and "impolite" moments: Elder needs to study King and give a...
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Re: Expanding on MBMs Inquiry ...

ricardomath ·
MLK
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Re: Expanding on MBMs Inquiry ...

donna529 ·
MLK ALL THE WAY
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
I agree. I think both Mr. B and Cornell West rushed to pigeon-hole Farrakhan's comments which, while I thought they were a bit out of place, I didn't see them as substantively that far from the core attitude behind the Convenant Movement. There's an overriding sense and emphasis on self-help in both. Cornell West definitely wanted to act like Farrakhan was talking about a "separatist" nation or something. Maybe I took that wrong but that seems like where he was trying to take it to. And I...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
Yeah, it really made for pretty twisted allegory. MLK was pretty adamant about RADICAL CHANGE. Whether he would have endorsed a "Fireman" Instinct/approach or not, he would have insisted perhaps to some degree like Farrakhan did on the Revolutionary principle of ALTER or ABOLISH. MLK would have had more profound and pronounced ideas about what to change with the system other than trying to maximize its potential utility for us, IMO.
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
I don't have any particular problems with it. It has its place but, most importantly, it has its proper proportion and applicability. Properly proportioned or applicable, relevant and realistic = the former. The latter is out-of-proportion. The former deals with the psychology the latter aims to combat while at the same time being realistic in its attempt to encourage, motivate or mobilize. It's done all the time when people invoke MLK and others "who died to give us..." the right to vote,...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Nmaginate ·
No disagreement. The two can and should co-exist "peacefully" - i.e. in harmony and in conjunction. The problem though (and this may be pretty biased, coming from my Nationalist perspective)... none of those "Assimilationists" were talking about any essential changes that they wanted or demanded from the system. Name one change Cornell or Tavis demanded. If that were so, then there was plenty of room for common ground. Farrakhan referenced Thomas Jefferson's idea of Revolution where it is...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

kresge ·
Cornel has definitely mollified his orientation over the last decade. There have actually been a number of books noting this. The West of Prophesy Deliverance who argued for a radical restructuring of society along progressive socialist lines is certainly no more. He is certainly more of an accomodationists (I am hesitant to classify him as an assimilationists. I reserve tha label for Uncle Clarence Thomas and Auntie Condi Rice). The irony is that West has fallen into the same trap that he...
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Re: The Cost Of Slavery Was High. But Who Will Pay For It?

Nmaginate ·
I'm with you BanjiGirl and I finally found that MLK quote that makes that same observation and echoes that very same sentiment: " Justice for black people will not flow into society merely from court decisions nor from fountains of political oratory. Nor will a few token change quell all the tempestuous yearning of millions of disadvantaged black people. White America must recognize that justice for black people cannot be achieved without radical changes in the structure of our society. The...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
When I said: I didn't mean for everyone else to take a break. The entries to this thread have gone like this: Feb 15 = 4 Feb 16 = 18 Feb 17 = 5 Feb 18 = 2 Feb 19 = 1 Feb 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, Mar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 = ZERO So when I defend my list and correct the impression that people seem to have inferred that the list was complete, the thread comes to a grinding halt. I decided to let it go for two weeks while I typed some excerpts from Black Men: Obsolete, Single,...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

ma'am ·
I attend friends' family reunions were there are still huge debates over how crappy and messed up MLK was. How crappy and messed up X was. LOL. I don't think people really became messiahs until they are six feet under. They spark debate when they are alive and then get a lot more sympathy and kudos after death. People who complain about a lack of leadership should feel like they are chastising themselves. Lead yourself. Aid your community. For every guy with a mic there are thousands of no...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

MBM ·
But that's my point. We are so full of haterade that we would rather throw stones than follow someone else. There is no shortage of leadership. Take your pick - from religious leaders to political to whatever. Al Sharpton stepped up - we didn't support him. What's up with Barack? How about Cornel West? Michael Eric Dyson? Jesse is still on the scene. What about T.D. Jakes? What about Eddie Long here in Atlanta (he just bought a $600,000 Bentley - he must be doing something right!). There are...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Kweli4Real ·
I feel ya, MBM. It is so much easier to sit back and throw rocks than lace up one's boots and actual do something , including following. It would seem that following, or even hearing the message of, a "Leader" would be so much easier, if the "Leader" did not have to spend so much of his/her energy, defending his/her position, not from those that want to hear and follow; but from those whose sole purpose is to denigrate that leader's message. [And, usually does so without a competing...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Frenchy ·
It's haterade to have standards, a point of view? Haterade to require that someone put forth their agenda and convert you like anyone else looking for a following? There's a difference between "hating" (I hate that stupid word) and just plain not agreeing with someone's platform or thinking they are a good leader. There's clearly a shortage of good leadership with a good agenda. ( Al "Tawana Brawley Hoax" Sharpton ?!) I think that is so backwards (and completely impossible). How would that...
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Re: The Disgraceful King Children...

James Wesley Chester ·
Its just trifling that's what it is.---Yemaya I personally dont believe, it was as cut and dry as this...........something happened. They are just not saying what...---qty226 I, too, believe Belafonte was involved. This means that once again he opted to lift MLK, and shield the trifling behavior (for lack of a better word) of Coretta King's character deficient children. With my sterling character, I would have told Bush I and Bush II: 'No you cannot bask in the honor of my mother and father...
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Re: The Disgraceful King Children...

James Wesley Chester ·
Triffling only begins to describe what they're capable of.---EbonyRose I heartily agree!! Yet, on the issue of copyright-release for their father's work, I support them 100%. If MLK didn't want the control, and the money, he would not have copyrighted his material in the first place. To insist his estate get no money, is simply a part of the system's demand for no respect. And...diminished status. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
Sorry, for the misunderstanding. I didn't give any facts you say?! How about the following verifiable "Facts": 1.The oldest political party in the USA is the Democratic Party 1792. 2.The Republican Party was founded in Michigan in 1854 by abolitionists. 3.They have an elected former Klu Klan Klansman as a Democrat Senator from W.Virginia....was a member of the Klan until he was 40 years old. 4.Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, The Black Congressional Caucus, Tom Joyner and his...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

EbonyRose ·
Okay, MBM, maybe we're getting somewhere! For my position, let me state unequivocally, that I am not in the least bit interested in assigning blame. I couldn't care less whose "fault" it is. And I do mean less . Assigning blame for this problem doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of a solution to it. So you point the finger at a bad guy ... and then what?? What I do care about, though, is that for every ancestor of which I am a descendant, whose same bloodline flows within me that were...
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Re: Can we please stop referring to people with the epithet "illegal"?

ricardomath ·
We have had several threads in which the issue of disenfranchisement has come up. Here are a few. http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/791602.../87370593/r/14070793 http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/791602.../48070354/r/67470554 http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/791602.../87870227/r/21170427 http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/791602.../68970048/r/68570348 http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/791602...1089711/r/7461010811...
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Re: Black Voting Rights Under Attack

James Wesley Chester ·
"Today, there is a new and real threat to minority voters, this time from cyberspace: computerized purges of voter rolls." MLK III This is a real issue. But, it seems off the mark. It's not that we shouldn't be doing what is needed to keep this from happening. But what about the law that has already said the protection of the right to vote, on the basis of race and color" shall terminate? That law says that decision shall be reviewed. Congress fails/refuses to do it, and we, or leaders,...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Nmaginate ·
Another display of ShebaKoby like ignorance and OBTUSEness. First, I never made an argument against anyone's experience. Again, I've merely pointed out to you that not every has had those type of unforgettable and negative experiences... Now, what's so simple minded of you (and Sheba) is that YOU discount the opportunity for there to be off-setting experiences to the positive. As I pointed out to you, that was perhaps one of major emphasis and hope of integration/desegration. The idea was...
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Re: Secret documentary exposes racist police in the UK.

maverick ·
Okay, maybe not surveillance everywhere but at least a few documentaries that expose racism in the U.S police will now show the mainstream what minorities have been saying all along : there are racists in uniform out there and Rodney King wasnt an isolated incident. Federal Agencies should be checked too. Back in the late 1990s racist agents from the FBI, ATF and etc held some sort of Good ole boys event where t-shirts with MLK in the cross hairs of a rifle and other racist merchandise were...
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Re: Rush Limbaugh is back...lock your medicine cabinets.

Nmaginate ·
white single-parent-raised trash See that's the problem with White overall ideology of society. You have this concept of "Throw-Away" people - i.e. trash or White trash - and want to apply that sh*t to everyone else as if we share that bullsh*t idea of writing people off. Your sorry *sses would be lookin' silly when Black people and other similarly situated "minorities" decide to write-off White people (and their defenders) with that mindset and pull a Palestine on your/their *sses. Them...
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Re: Rush Limbaugh is back...lock your medicine cabinets.

shebakoby ·
LOL what are you rambling about? "You liberals with your conspiracy theories are starting to sound like your own version of the John Birch Society "-Rush Limbaugh
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

blaqfist ·
MLK probably gets more credit for changes or providing the impetus for change in the American Civil Rights landscape. However upon further reflection MX admonished us to demand our collective Human Rights. MLK's passivity almost bordered on the criminal. You don't allow anyone to put his or her hands on you. That is not even common sense. They both had their good and bad points. Conversely, black people were not collectively able to do battle with white people as MX's philosophy implies.
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

sunnubian ·
When I was young, I admired Malcolm and was disgusted with Martin. But as I got older and was able to gain access to more information regarding MLK, I did come to understand that sometimes the bravest thing a person can do is refrain from violence. I know now that Martin knew that any show of violence would send the wrong message to white America of what Black people were about and wanted. I know now that Martin knew how many Black people would have suffered for every blow of self-defense he...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Nmaginate ·
You present, IMO, a false positive and, for certain, conflicting ideas with your own exploration here. How at once you can ask a conclusive rhetorical question: At the end of the day, though, didn't they both share the same objectives? Didn't they both fight and die for black liberty? In some sense, didn't the fact that there was a Martin make Malcolm more effective, and vice versa? ...that, IMO, suggests that the two philosophies are necessary and inseparable then revert back to posing...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Nmaginate ·
JUXTAPOSITION:Are we talking about the same "end" of the same "day"? Do you not see the contradictory/conflicting ideas there?That presumes that both held the same objective - i.e. defined it the same - and that you can objectively measure or plot on some scale or rather on the same scale where they both rank. I'm not sure you can do that. Anyway... if you tell the truth we continue to revisit the very things Malcolm X presented... And, of course, some of what MLK did too, but that is...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Solomonic ·
MLK achieved tangible results. Malcolm philosophized and waxed poetically but he was more of a boogie man than an actual threat to system. In fact, if Malcolm X constantly alluded to violence but never actually practiced it then doesn't that make him someone who talked all that noise in the relative safety of the North while MLK risked his life practicing what he preached down South? MLK did not take us to the Promised Land, indeed he knew he would never live long enough to see it, but he at...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Nmaginate ·
Would you explain that? What that schism is? I don't see either set as mutually exclusive. And do you really think it was "safe" for a Black man to preach anything anywhere in America that "threatened" White America? Perhaps this should move you beyond rhetoric:Now what did you expect for Malcolm X to do? Move to the South and "pick fights" with the Klan to prove his manhood? Let's be real. He traveled around the world, North, South, East and West "practicing what he preached"... I would...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

MBM ·
There's a lot to respond here. I'll come back to this as I can. First, I am not creating a schism, but merely noting that one exists and probing to determine its nature, depths, and connection to each's contributions. I posted a poll recently that asked who one would prefer meeting between MLK and Nelson Mandela. Yssys responded, essentially, neither. She preferred Malcolm X. That response got me thinking about the differences in perception between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. There...
 
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