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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
Ummm... No, obviously, you don't. And this is exactly why: "I see there being two sides to the process." I'm going to be crude because you're working under the false assumption that Black people need to know something about White people. That's a rather curious idea especially when you say: Very few white people ever think about 'being white' and what that means... white privilege. Hmmm... Black people know White Privilege. What is it you think Black people stand to learn about White people...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

Frenchy ·
I just caught a news story on this at the airport. I believe Newt Gingrich was the first one to bring up "the Plantation." I believe he said that "Democrats think they have the right to run the Plantation." Sounds to me like this "Plantation" thing is something people in Washington are frequently using.
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Nmaginate ·
TEXAS, take your queque from BLACK VIKING... First, you have to know what the hell UNITY is before you can talk about the lack of it. UNITY is not UNISON. Don't get it twisted. Know what the hell you're talking about and what it entails. That's your "chat" for today. UNITY = a totality of related parts : an entity that is a complex or systematic whole Echoing Black Viking and HB, UNITY ain't simple. By definition, it's COMPLEXED. And, apparently, this is an issue of you not understanding or...
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

Frenchy ·
I made it back (obviously). Had a wonderful time the first few days and then I got really sick (still sick now). Nothing like trying to find a doctor in a foreign country at 2am. I spend a couple of days in bed, but then I was back out on the street because I had so much I wanted to see. BUT, other than that, everything was wonderful. Yummy, yummy pasta, magnificent sights (all the monuments are sooooo HUGE! everywhere I went I felt so small and, sort of, insignificant), really friendly...
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Re: What 'white' muso's get you groovin'?

Black Viking ·
First and foremost, Metalica till death. After that the list gets long and complicated. 3 Doors Down, Matchbox 20, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode, Nickleback, Nine Inch Nails, Papa Roach. That's just off the top of my head.
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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: Guys: If you are interested in a woman just remember...

Black Viking ·
That's the reality. Familiarity breeds boredom, resentment, and then contempt. Stay a mystery so they have to keep chasing you. A wise man once said, "If she's chasing after you, she can't be getting rid of you". I agree with what everyone has said about the "friend zone", but there's one aspect that hasn't been covered. Yes, you do want do be good friends with your lover, but they have to fall in love first . The romance can fade when you become friends, that's why it requires maintainence.
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Black Viking ·
I know this thread seems to have gotten a little bit off track, but no one has been attacking you personally. You actually don't need to know anything at all in order to be a part of this community. Just be willing to share, and hear what others have to share. I'll be the first to say that there's alot I don't know, and I usually ask more questions than I offer answers (I'm sure Nmaginate will back me up on that one ). Like Rowe posted earlier, there are many forums in this community that...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Nmaginate ·
STFU!!!! First, where are those claims? ... Don't worry. Will wait 2000 years for your COWARD ASS to SUBSTANTIATE your BS claim. But, more importantly? What in the hell are you doing talking about "Change Within The BLACK COMMUNITY"??? What happened to: I have "power" and influence over myself and my family. What happened to: [I don't worry about people who I cannot change.] What happened to: I have "power" and influence over myself and my family. I GOT YOUR WOLF TICKETS!!
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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: For the Sistas of AA.org

MBM ·
Two quick memories immediately come to mind. First: my mother used to always tell me that 'I can do anything I want to do'. That was a tremendously empowering and self-esteem enhancing message that continues to yield benefits to me to this very day. Second: I have absolutely wonderful memories of my grandmothers lovingly rubbing my back when I was a child. There was no better feeling in the world than to be laying on either of my grandmothers' laps getting my back rubbed! I have been so...
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

FireFly ·
Welcome back! glad you had a good time. Please post any gurl goss (men, fashion, food) in vast detail in the Sista's Spot asap. Yes, Australians love Italy and France, I'm probably the only person left who hasn't been there... lol. But they haven't been to Trinidad, hehehe. Next time you meet as Australian just say you have a friend from Sydney - that should narrow it down, not. I want to hear ALL about the food and yep, show us the pics! The snot experience was a bit like the first time I...
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Re: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

Lamp ·
honestly, I could not see myself personally doing that.. I'm not really a flashy person. I'm the dude that would be an Impala from the mid 90s as opposed to a 60K dollar Mercedes but I mean if someone is in the position to spend like that more power to them. For me its bills first, savings\etc next, fun last.
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Empty Purnata ·
Move over! As another Redbone, I get first dibs! J/K
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Rowe ·
I love grandmothers. They hold the world's wisdom in their hands. Thanks for sharing your stories.
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
And your assessment of "the people who disagree" with me, the ones I "hammer." I appreciate the compliment, though I don't believe I possess anything, intelligence or otherwise, that others do not. And I think your estimation of my expectations (which are, first and foremost, for people to be honest when presenting their views) is off. To reiterate, I don't believe I possess anything in the way of critical thinking or knowledge that others don't possess. Been down this road... Not trying to...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
STFU!!! There's been plenty of threads were you've run your ass off just because you were expected to back up the shit you said, whether it was about a plan or just some silly shit you said for rhetorical effect but knew was some empty hollow shit. At every turn you turn out to be nothing but huff and puff. So don't come at me projecting your sorry ass state on me. And, no, I don't play games, CON-Feed. That is, you don't run game on me, son. I run you. Don't ever get that confused. Now, if...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Fagunwa ·
During the first couple of years of our marriage money was very scarce. I was in grad school and driving a cab in New York. My wife was in school and working in a day care center. We would meet up for dinner and well you know. One night I came home and the lights were off, candles lit, dinner on the floor. Wifey said she wanted a romantic dinner, no TV, no radio just our own sounds. Found out years later the electricity was cut off and she didn't want me to worry. My mother is the proudest...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Ruby Dee. Her talent and longevity. Her dignified beauty. Her eyes. And last but not least her lifelong devotion to Ossie Davis. Ruby: "How to ride the rough waves in a relation long enough for the waters to get calm? When does it sink in that overcoming difficult times gets easier with practice? How do you drag some of the good feelings, good times vibrations into the stormy places? To love someone long and deep is a "consummation devoutly to be wished"!... It is day by day, one step...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Empty Purnata ·
HELL, even the 9-11 Commission itself admits that no evidence of a plane (or the alleged people on Flight 77) was ever found: http://911research.wtc7.net/planes/attack/flight77.html I had this dicussion with my mother a while ago, and she got so upset that I kept debunking her "evidence" that she started yelling and cutting me off. She kept saying that if the goverment was lying, they wouldn't leave info open like that to be debunked. I told her that experts and scientists can debunk lies,...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Black Viking ·
I love all of this. Wow, that's too powerful for words.
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

ricardomath ·
Black Church Summit 23 Dec 05 12:00 AM EST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Sharpton and Flunder to Headline Black Church Summit on Gay Rights Focus on Homophobia and Exclusionary Divisiveness December 20, 2005 - Washington, DC - National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) will convene a major discussion on lesbian and gay rights among black faith leaders. The two day Summit is to be hosted by First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and is scheduled for January 20-21, 2006. For a schedule of events,...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Rowe ·
Awesome stories!
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I've been monitoring this debate, and apparently, both of you are trying to convey a similar message: Be more realistic. Black women: you can't have the Denzel look-alike with a six figure salary. And Black men: You can't have the tiny-figured Halle Berry look-alike who waits on you hand and foot. So I have a question for readers. Do you all think this culture's obsession with mega super stars has interferred with everyday people's interest in the opposite sex? Perhaps our standards are not...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Empty Purnata ·
My favorite things about Black women? Where do I begin? First: I LOVE THE WAY OUR WOMEN LOOK! I love how Black women look physically. Just something about brown skin just.......*shuddering*. Mmm! Mmm-mm-mmm. *shakes head* Forgive me for slobbering. I love the way our women look: their hair, their eyes (there is just something about how Black women's eyes are shaped); their lips, their cheeks, the whole nine yards. I love the skin of our women from mellow-yellow light to mahogany and ebony...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Frenchy ·
Empty Purnata, did you read the links??? Because all of what you just said is clearly debunked. There are numerous photos of plane wreckage, pictures of the entry, an explanation of how it is exactly consistent with the dimensions of the plane, pictures of the damaged areas leading all the way up to the building, diagrams of how deep the plane penetrated, pictures from the first people on the scene, and explanation of the debris, and MUCH MORE.
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Black Viking ·
Is that going to change if they get married? Is this number a reflection of tax breaks that married people get, and what other variables are there? I have a hard time believing that this income gap is actually caused by being a same-sex couple. The same Census shows white same-sex couples actually have more median income than white heterosexual couples. If this is true, then we deserve what we got. This is another great example of ideological manipulation . It's pretty easy to follow. It...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Empty Purnata ·
Now THAT was a good attempt to prove it was a plane. It almost had me convinced, ALMOST. Now, I am thinking it may have been some sort of plane, but I'm still unconvinced that it was specifically a 757. That hole is just way too damn small to have been a 757 (unless the Pentagon is made out of titanium that's 8 feet thick). Do you know how force would be behind a 600,000-lb vehicle traveling over 300 mph? I don't see how anyone can ignore the lack of wing damage, and the fact that cameras...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Empty Purnata ·
I'm not referring to him you goddamned idiot, I was referring to you. It matters not whether or not your religion or your interpretation of a holy book agrees with the concept of Gay Marriage. What matters is what the Constitution says. What about Seperation of Church and State? The First Amendment.
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Frenchy ·
*faints* I love you! When I first got here, I initiated a discussion about why men get uncomfortable with a woman cooking for them. I really didn't think men enjoyed this anymore.
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Frenchy ·
So, in other words, darling , you can't justify your initial statement and have resorted to talking shit again? There was never a shred of evidence about WMD in Iraq, which is why none were found. Unlike here, where we have eyewitnesses and a multitude of photographic proof. And I don't know where you are getting this idea that I forumlate my opinion based on government press releases. The independent information is out there for anyone to see. But all of that shit is neither here nor there...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Black Viking ·
I don't know any guys like that. There are few things better than a women who expresses her love for a man through her cooking. Ahhh...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

MBM ·
Yeah - just like the WMD's! Frenchy - what are you talking about? Are you in some twighlight zone or something? There is no irrefutable evidence that a 757 hit the Pentagon. If you have it, show it. On the contrary, there is plenty of evidence that something else hit the Pentagon. What is confusing about these facts?
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Isome ·
As an example of an extensive government cover-up, there is the case of TWA Flight 800 from July 17, 1996. Over 30 witnesses claim to have seen an object shooting up in the air and hitting Flt 800 just before it exploded, similar to the imagery we've all seen from the first Gulf War (scud missiles flying UP). Government agencies, including the F.B.I. and NTSB, vehemently denied any existence of a missile that could have hit the plane. However, lots of Americans, including relatives of those...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Empty Purnata ·
I love it too when women cook for me, but alot of times I'm afraid to admit it. I get scared of being viewed as a "sexist" for saying that.
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
We would first HAVE to make a conscious decision to be Unified, we would then have to ACT ON THAT UNITY, politically, socially, and economically. One example (among millions) of making a decision to unify and acting on it would be, for example, for African Americans to attend historically Black colleges and universities across America, which would financially empower historically Black colleges and universities while educating masses of Black people in this country, establish a base of...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
First, you have to appreciate the probolems that the mass attendance of HBCU's has, the way you seem to suggest it. It's something that's not exactly feasible, financially or geographically, no matter how much I support the idea. So, what are the incentives to make this happen and to get more African-Americans to go to already struggling HBCU's? Me, I'm in favor of a permanent, "unified" Black Congress of sorts that purposely sets out to house the whole spectrum of Black ideas, philosophies...
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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: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Huey ·
Just curious, but did MSNBC actually misspelled Niger Innis's name on purpose/or by accident, or is that Photoshop?
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
And with that said, instead of being "Democrats" or "Republicans" or "Independents" or "Libertarians", I think we should create our own parties that address OUR (the Black Community's) particular needs. None of these other parties arddress our needs, and we need to stop giving them our support. Now we can do fusion voting (belonging to these other parties, but support the main parties if need-be), but I think we need to have less membership within them en masse. I'm all for the...
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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: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
SUNNUBIAN, we've had several discussions here about that African-American Congress... In my view, the first order of business would be to Coordinate Organizations, etc. with Similar Functions. And COORDINATION is the whole idea of UNITY as I see it. The fundamental philosophy would be that We're All In This Together with the fundamental assumption being that We All Want What's Best For The Black Community. For this to happen, IMO, it will take a Phil Jackson like statesperson who can keep...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
I agree with you that Pam is hotter than Gina...at least physically hotter. The problem is that Pam is dark-skinned (not that it's anything wrong with it), Gina is lighter-skinned, and that when you usually have TWO good-looking black women together (of different complexions), they have to be competitive to a point. Also, the darker-skinned character Pam is unfortunately casted as a "sapphire", a shrewish selfish, inconsiderate black female character. Besides, knowing about the skin color...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
What on Earth are you talking about? I am not only talking about what happens in this thread and on this board!! (Though, if you want to get technical, that "what makes you think you deserve that kind of man?" has DEFINTELY been trotted out on this board before.) Please go back and read my first post in this thread. You're picking up and running with all of these side details and repeatedly skipping right over the main point. I don't give a shit what makes a particular woman the "cream of...
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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: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

MBM ·
Why don't the people on this thread and at this site endeavor to create a statement of purpose AND a strategy/platform/roadmap for a unified approach. Why not? First, it would be a great exercise for us. Second, it might become a valuable template/example for others to look to. Third, if not us - who? If not now - when?
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

HonestBrother ·
I'm game.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
This is NOT the point, AG. No one is encouraging women to date only a Denzel. No one is saying Denzels are the only quality men. No one is saying that we want the right to hold out for a Denzel. WOMEN SHOULD HAVE THE OPTION OF STRIVING FOR A "DENZEL" WITHOUT HEARING A BUNCH OF FRIGGIN LIP ABOUT HOW WE NEED TO REFOCUS/REVISE/RETHINK BECAUSE WE DON'T DESERVE IT OR BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GIVING THE "LOWER-RUNG" OF BROTHAS A CHANCE OR WHATEVER OTHER REASON. The same way that men can strive for the...
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