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Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

FireFly ·
That's interesting because I was watching an old episode of Dave Chapelle the other night, and his musical guest was "Big Boi," one of the group members of the popular rap group, Outkast. He was wearing an outfit that was very similiar to the White dude's outfit that I described earlier in the discussion. But instead, the artist Big Boi wore a black velvet blazer with padded elbows, crisp white shirt, relaxed jeans, etc. Is Big Boi "gay?" I also spotted Will Smith wearing a velvet blazer...
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Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

FireFly ·
There you go again, putting words in my mouth... You seem to forget that I live in D.C. and I have worked in the entertainment industry for 20+ yrs. I KNOW gay when I see/hear it... and the guy you described is gay or he definetely wants to be... The men that you described do not pick their own clothes, their "fashions" are usually picked by gay males... And I do not work "outside" of the entertainment industry... Sheeee's Back!!!
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Isome ·
Kanye West claimed during Hurricane Katrina that "George Bush doesn't care about Black people." Kanye West was half-right. Bush doesn't care about Black people, but he doesn't care about non-rich White either, that's what alot of people seem to be missing. In fact, the whole Republican Party is geared towards rich-White business-owners, managers and the wealthy, elite capital class. They only pander to working-class Whites becuase they know working-class Whites make up a major voting bloc of...
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Re: BLACK PEOPLE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

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

Kevin41 ·
** This is why we must push to educate the black populous. For the last few years, the CalStart program that sends lower-income people to the CalState schools had a surplus of money. While a teacher in that system, I was able to get people to encuorage others they knew to apply for and utilize the monies available. Between that and contributing to black organizations for thelast 20 years and taking young black males to Camp Sigma to learn about self-esteem, acacdemic acheivement and gang,...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Texas Star ·
COP OUT!! And your typical Race To The RAT HOLE! I guess you have that thing you call "CONDITIONED HOPELESSNESS." You only have power/influence that only goes so far. You can't do any more than that. You're hopeless. The situation you're up against is hopeless. I mean, you rant, rave and rail against stuff? That you can't control? I thought you had a theory about that. You know, that you don't worry about things and people you have no control over. CON-Feed. It's NOW time for the STOP THE...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Ask an intelligent question. I'll ask you a quick one: LATENT EFFECTS? What are you calling Latent Effects and the importance or reason why they will need to be "finally", completely dissolved is... WHAT? Consider this, then get back to me (right from the Project-2019 article): Black Americans must understand that racism existed in 1619, racism exists in 2001, and racism will exist in 2099. Therefore, the critical element is the degree to which racism affects the lives, the liberties, and...
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Re: What makes caucasians white?

FireFly ·
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: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Kevin41 ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: Kanye West: Does Jesus Walk?

HonestBrother ·
Ya' know, i don't like the idea of Mr. West using the ideal of free-speech just to create Buzz...I've never listened to his music, but if he has to pull stunts for marketing reasons...then I'm less likely to take him seriously as an artist.
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Re: Kanye West: Does Jesus Walk?

HonestBrother ·
I have not listened to Kaye West' music until late. Now, I am hearing the message in it all, its' good stuff. As far as him posing as Jesus, I have no problem with that at all. Jesus was a black man, and if he wants to pose as his distant ancestor that is his decision to make. Who is the Catholic church or anyone else to have an opinion? They are mad because people are getting away from the classic incorrect depiction of Jesus. I am more upset by seeing the "white Jesus." And by the way,...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

EbonyRose ·
At the end of this post I would like for Noah to cut and paste the following appology as I have PROVED HIM WRONG. I POSTED A REPY to the picture BEFORE HE DID. ******************************************* I Noah want to show that I am not only a man but a "man of character" and say that I have accused Constructive Feedback/Cultural Strategist of not replying to the picture when I did not do enough research that would have shown me that he indeed did respond to the original person who...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

EbonyRose ·
I am not apologizing for jax slit! I would if you posted something that warrents an apology. You have posted likely close to a millions words in your many debates on other and this forum combined. You have taken tht time to articulate in detail how you feel about black leadership...how you feel about liberalism....how you defend conservatism and bush in essays that have hurdreds of words. Yet....all you can say in regards to that photo is to say it is a powerful image? How come you could not...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

MBM ·
What the ....? According to the link you provided, we are supposed to come up with a state of the union address without using the following words:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

MBM ·
You know, I didn't go to the link. But what we have here, I think, is a tongue in cheek, kinda thing. The prohibited words make up the essence of everything Bush. And the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address should be the prohibited list with conjections and connectors inserted, where appropriate.
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
Article And since the Air Force Academy's coach is hardly the only one who noticed that African-Americans are integral to football success (just the one who got hammered for noticing it publicly), Lapchick also reported on significant academic disparities between black and white athletes. Among the 56 bowl teams, half had graduation rates for white players that were more than 20 percent higher than that of black players"”and another 10 schools had discrepancies of more than 30 percent...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Texas Star ·
Well, Huey, you are right. But I got the chances because I scored well. The reason why is because I knew the standard was 4.0 and 1600. And yes Huey, this man was stupid. I could have graduated from West Point and be a 1 star general or Colonel in the Army. Yet my stupidity took hold. At UCLA, Asians who are averaging 3.8 and 1400 are being denied entrance for others who are averaging 3.2 and 1100. Is this fair?
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Texas Star ·
And I guess that happened via omosis or something. Like AA wasn't or hasn't been a factor in the military. Apparently, you need a serious education. And here are some selected quotes/notes from the Affirmative Action Baby himself, COLIN POWELL: Powell defends affirmative action in college admissions Affirmative action in the military is a success. "Affirmative action gives minorities a competitive choice." "I'm a great believer in affirmative action and equal opportunity. I've seen it work...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

MBM ·
I wonder if CF is his son or little brother? I wonder if my spam alert disconnected the program that we thought was self-hater#1..I haven't seen a post od his...and do not get me wrong...I do not miss his azz........at all...... read this bullschit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The (Blue) State Of The Union Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

EbonyRose ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
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Re: Post Grammy Party Pics

RadioRaheem ·
Whew!!! I'm actually tired after looking at all of those pictures..... I try not to be negative but..... Really! The women seem so over done! (And many of the men--especailly Kanye West--seem cartoonish)Especially with the makeup.... everyone's fashion is over the top.... I suffer from eyestrain trying to find the "class" and "elegance" in their appearances.... Can't we be expressive without being.... oh... I don't know.... perhaps I'm naive looking for the beauty of subtlety in a style.....
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
That's a good idea, EP! I have just the book. I can give it to her for her birthday! Or even Mother's Day... This reminds me of when I was a teenager. Instead of sitting me down for that talk about the "birds and bees", my folks gave me an illustrated book instead. Now I can return the favor.... One aspect of this whole thing that I find extremely disturbing.... Almost every Saturday night I attend an open mic. It's on the West Side of town (read "the poorer black side of town") and I go...
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Re: For the GOOD Brothas:(Dating outside you race)

cakeaholic ·
If you want a black man that's a go-getter, but keep ending up with guys who just sit on their asses all day, playing the Play Station, then your decision-making skills need some work. But I agree with most of what you said, qty226, black women have the right to weigh their options. But while I still believe that there are number of good black men out there, black women also have the right to EXPAND THEIR HORIZONS. Why put-up with Black Mens Bull Shit, when there are good Latinos, Asians,...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
Ummm... GROWTH FIGURES in the same sectors. Manufacturing, etc. The thing here is the impact on workers; aka "the people." Understand, now?? How about now? QUESTION: How is there "pain" when there is no Net TANGIBLE Loss (i.e. something that can be felt or touched)? How can someone run the risk of being unemployed when NOTHING IS LOST?? Hmmm....
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Re: our love of diamonds..

Lamp ·
sure.... I posted a request in the Members Editorials asking for any info about the diamond industry and symbolism of the diamond shape throughout history. It's had no takers, lol. I'm researching and writing a script. I had originally planned to write about blood diamonds, until I heard Saul Williams talk about same documentary whereby they take a hip hop artist to Sierra Leone to see firsthand themselves where the bling comes from. No way I could do any better than that idea! So I switched...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
Lots to respond to in your previous response to me. I'd prefer to break it down into chunks so I can get through it, and also not be overwhelmed by a wall of words. OK? while 'logical' minds could shake their heads in agreement with the above statement, I disagree. [I'll have to go back and study where I may have categorized you - aside from your being christian?] IF we toss the labels aside, them maybe 'we' begin to understand things. Labels and cliches become faded and jaded and not so...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

TruEssence ·
I hate to admit it but I like her album. Currently I'm listening to West Coast All-Stars and Pussy Cat Dolls catch
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Re: Why Isn't There a White History Month?

ma'am ·
I was gonna wait 'till the end of the month before reposting this, but what the hell... Back by popular demand... White History Year Resumes WASHINGTON, DC"”With Black History Month over, U.S. citizens are putting aside thoughts of Harriet Tubman and George Washington Carver to resume the traditional observation of White History Year. Above: A stamp honoring European-American aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh is unveiled as part of White History Year celebrations. White History Year, which...
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

Dusty Elbow ·
Pittsburgh is '6 clicks' away from being a 'Southern Town'. Pittsburgh sits in that conjunction of Maryland, a 'southern State', West Virginia, another 'southern State', and Pennsylvania. Some may have seen the recent news item where a Georgetown basketball player threw the 'bird' in response to racial harassment by West Virginia fans. I say that to say, intolerance by African Americans to others of African ancestry is to me totally within the character of the city. They do the same to who...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Faheem ·
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70259-0.html?tw=wn_index_2 Actor Tries to Trademark 'N' Word By Rogers Cadenhead | Also by this reporter 02:00 AM Feb, 23, 2006 EST The actor Damon Wayans has been engaged in a 14-month fight to trademark the term "Nigga" for a clothing line and retail store, a search of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's online database reveals. Wayans wants to dress customers in 14 kinds of attire from tops to bottoms, and use the controversial mark on "clothing,...
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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 ·
This is point I was trying to make when I said that they disagreed with Min. Farrakhan after he left. You said it much better than I, Nmaginate. However, I can definitely see the point that Min. was trying to make. And he used the neglect, which no one in our community can deny, on the part of the government towards our people. Because I know I had several relatives affected by Katrina and Rita. He used the neglect of those storms to emphasize the need for us to have our own programs set up...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
The Super Negro thing is a form of exceptionalism, that goes back centuries. It is similar to the exceptionalism often found among cultural or political black nationalist. While the later group often asserts that black folk are different, unique, or distinct culturally, socially, historically, or even biologically and thus need a "nation" of our own, the former understands black uniqueness as as somehow salvific for the world. Even before it appears in King, it is present in black culture...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
And thats what Cornell West called a pipe dream!
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
Perhaps, but I think what Cornel was referring to is the reality of American hegemony. In light of this, can one be autonomous. I do not think so. We can talk about the economic resources of African Americans, but they are inextricably part of a network of political/economic power that Hardt and Negri refer to as Empire. This, again, is something I believe that nationalist do not understand. In a sense, the time of the nation state has passed. We have multinational corporation with earnings...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Lamp ·
Well I watched the whole show and i found it pretty interesting. Some of the people that were picked I wouldnt have picked, but it was cool all the same.I was a little dissapointed in the dept of the conversation. We were talking about economic empowerment, but no one was talking about building our own schools, or other institutions we can create to sustain ourselves.The reason they fell out with The Minister is because people like Cornell West and Tavis are more Assimilationist types you...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Lamp ·
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: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

EbonyRose ·
Yes, part of my problem is with people who make such concessions--and we as Blacks are those people! We make the concession every time we quietly pull our children from schools that turned from English language to Spanish overnight, instead of demanding that our children be given adequate education in the dominate language of the country. We make a concession every time we leave a neighborhood that is quickly deteriorating in cleanliness, value, and safety instead of calling the proper...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Lamp ·
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: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Lamp ·
And that type of Cornell West complete with his statement that he has to "go with Martin" would make him close to a Manning Marable it would seem. That would be one public intellectual conspiculously absent from Tavis' panels. Especially considering how Marable is no stranger to CSPAN or such symposiums. But, of course, I'll have to defer to you about West's fall... And his protege, Glaude, seemed to obsessed with his own rhetoric. I mean, at least Michael Dyson does it egotistically in a...
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Re: Mulatto Couple Produces Blonde, Blue Eyed White Child

UppityNegress ·
UN, Great post and great story. I read all 76 comments that people from all over the world made about this story and all of the comments were very positive. Some of the comments reported similar stories like these two: "I am the proud grandmother of 4 wonderful children 2 boys and twin girls and yes the twins are very different, they look exactly like these girls, so not surprising to hear that my son is mixed race and so is his wife. My son is mixed race West Indian and my daughter in law...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Lamp ·
'...Glaude, seemed to obsessed with his own rhetoric.---Nmaginate [i]Now that you mention it, and if it the guy I am remembering, he sounded very 'West-like' in his phrasing and delivery. While I didn't hear all of the 'Youth Panel', I heard all of this guy's first statement. It was postured, but didn't add any 'light'.[i] PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Lamp ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: Bush Warned About Levees

HonestBrother ·
"We are fully prepared." ............ TO FUCK UP! ___________________________________________________ And that's giving them an incredible amount of credit. I think I'll go with Kanye West on this one. ___________________________________________________
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Re: Not all attraction is good attraction...

xxGAMBITxx ·
I could add my own words, but I think I'll just a quote that says it all... I ain't saying she's a goldigger, but she ain't messing with no broke, broke.... --Kanye West
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Re: Negroes?African

BOMANI ·
Thanks for the ethnographic information. I occasionally wonder about 'what ethnic groups are where' across the African continent. Your point about 'African Negroes' is well taken. By the way, I was particularly pleased that you distinguished the difference of intent by using the term western Africa as opposed to 'West Africa'. While many consider terminology insignificant, 'West Africa' is the terminaology of conquerors as is evinced by 'West Berlin', 'West Germany', 'East Asia, 'North...
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Re: Race still an issue for farmers in Zimbabwe

BOMANI ·
What is the African Nations and the indigenous nations of the world, refuse to import Western Goods and only trade with one another. What if they refused to allow their resources to be controlled by outsiders? I know the answer (Iraq,Iran)but when will the masses of african people get sick and tired of these tyrant puppits of the west and overthrow these clowns like whats going on in Central and South America. Its time for a new independence declaration for Indigenous nations
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Empty Purnata ·
This seems like a pretty good source (you can provide yours)...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Empty Purnata ·
Marcus Garvey supported a Back-To-Africa movement which supported African-Americans moving to Africa and using Liberia as a home state. Of course, knowing the history of Liberia, this translated to establishing African-American settlements even against the will of the Native West Africans. African-American settlers into Liberia behaved very similarly to European colonialists. They displaced the natives against their will, and used Western backing to establish Western social order.
 
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