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Re: South Africa opening eyes of U.S. blacks

ma'am ·
I'm more drawn towards West Africa as a tourist, but I've also been saying for years that I'd love to see the green hills of South Africa.
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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?

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: Leaders or Followers?

HonestBrother ·
For the record, I'll have no peace in this life until I get to personally kick T.D. Jakes' big fat black a** But, back to the topic, I'll follow someone who has vision and puts forward an agenda I can back. West and Dyson? Brilliant guys but they're academics. I read their books but they're not movement leaders or politicians. Their function is to make us think. Jesse was great but is now a relic of the past. Sharpton is a great agitator but has no vision. And that is really the problem...
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Re: Ghana reaches out to Chicago Heights

ZAKAR ·
what is there to be skeptical about? Spending a little money in West African can only help us as a people. So what if Ghana wants to take advantage of its history to draw africans in the Diaspora home, its a good thing. As of right now we spend virtual every dime we make with non black people, so giving lets say 10% to Ghana or other African countries is a drop in the bucket to what we give Prada, Cadilac,Polo, Nike etc
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I have read your thoughts about a Black state and of course, I think your outline is a great plan. However, Africans managing an entire state in this country will come with a cost. What I am saying is... Haiti, the first, only liberated and free African state / country in the western hemisphere is suffering, IMO, beause their ancestors kicked french ass all over Hispanola. Yes, I do think white folks have long term memory, especially in the case of the Haitian people. The ramifications of a...
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

HeruStar ·
Most of the tribes you mentioned were predominately in West Africa. Your list ignores the North Eastern side of the African Continent, where invasions and integration wiped out a thriving civilization.
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

kresge ·
Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written
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Re: Different Treatment (For the Womenfolk)

ma'am ·
There is a huge double standard in my family. Boys in my family were always babied. It's funny because my mom always criticized old-school West Indian mothers for pushing their daughters to do everything around the house while they let their sons do as they pleased, but that's what my mom did herself. Although I'm younger than my brothers, even when I was very young, when my parents wanted someone to shop, clean, wash, or cook the responsibility would be on me before any of them. I used to...
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Re: The Disgraceful King Children...

Faheem ·
Well to not believe it is to ignore the truth of it. As I stated earlier if you would have watched the State of the Black Union when Cornell West mentioned this while sitting next to Harry Belafonte you would know this was not a group decision and one made by a bunch of ungratefull bootlicking men and women. get yourself a copy of the State of the Black Union and you will see the truth of what is being discussed for yourself.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

xxGAMBITxx ·
If it was'nt for the immigrants this country would economically shut down. Politicians can rant and rave all they want, but they know the truth. The majority of immigrants are actually practicing the TRUE free market system: You go where you can get the best deal in ones mind. For all those other people crying about immigrants, they got a problem with it, they can always pick up the slack and start doing the jobs the immigrants are doing. Oh but that would be too "menial" in thier eyes...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
Half a million march against US immigration reform Demonstrators march in Los Angeles, California, to protest of proposed illegal immigration legislation. Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented immigrants and rejection of a proposed law that would drastically tighten US immigration rules.(AFP/Getty Images/J. Emilio Flores) LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented...
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Re: Condi for President? No thank you.

HonestBrother ·
Thanks for the vote of confidence My fellow Americans.... In all seriousness, a Ph.D. might say you're smart.... but it doesn't qualify you for anything except teaching, researching, and being an authority on the subject in which you received the Ph.D. People also say that G.W. Bush can't be that dumb since he has a Yale degree... But I have an ivy league degree too (Princeton) and know first hand that there are dumb asses in those schools like in any other - rich dumb asses... but still...
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Re: The Disgraceful King Children...

tmonster ·
yup, C/S. I saw that too
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Re: Projecting U.S. Population to 2050

Kevin41 ·
Man that brother gets accolades from the same people in Orange County who used to celebrate how white their area was....Terry is a stone trip and I think he does it more for donations than concern for the community....I really do see him coming from the premise of the same people who protested his mama and daddy moving on west adams in LA...black folks should know better...he says a lot of racist schit about mexicans running down the neighborhood and all that...his neighborhood been run-down...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Oshun Auset ·
That is largely because the folks who went bakc went back with a European/Western worldview. Precicely why Garvey said not EVERYONE should go back. Are you serious?...Do "they" want us back? WTF are you talking about? There are over 3000 Africans from the West who have moved back to Ghana alone. I know and visited a few while I was there. Yes, I went to Africa... All the 'Natives'(lol) I met asked why don't more of 'us' from the West come HOME. "our" culture is but a branch on the tree of...
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

Khalliqa ·
Not changing the rules, tru...... accomodating for those of us who would like to play and participate but keep our values.... This game was played on another all female site..... and the words were something like.... f**k, date, marry, kill..... to allow the Muslims to play..... whenever one of us would post we simply tweaked the words a bit.... so we were comfortable.... it was no big deal for any one and the game was played for a long time..... it was fun for everyone..... I'm not trying...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Empty Purnata ·
So the African-Americans that he wanted to go back to Africa, what kind of Africans would they be? What would they do once they were over there? The idea of a "Provisional African President" always sounded strange to me because it sounded like he was planning on "us" setting up some sort of government in Africa. I just said "natives" as a term for the aboriginal people that live on the continent, lol. Anyway, I don't view "us" (African-Americans) as being somehow "racially" different than...
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Re: Black Lawyer Disrespected

James Wesley Chester ·
There is band that extends geographically from the Missouri line to the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 60 miles wide and begins at that line that is an extension of The Mason-Dixon Line. For those who don't know, that line is the border of Pennsylvania and Maryland, extends across West Virginia is (roughly) the border separating Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois from Kentucky and Tennessee. The States lying to the north of the line are generally thought of as 'northern' States. The people living in...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

Nikcara ·
This is way to easy, I can't believe you fell for it. The National Bar Association is the Leading Black Bar in this country, most state Black Bars are affiliate members. The National Brotherhood of Skiers is the largest ski club in the country, and it is all Black, 20,000 members strong, and yes I said the largest in the USA even white ski clubs do not get this big. I partisipate as a Mock trial coach at a Newark High School, last year I was a coach at a Jersey City High School as well. The...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

xxGAMBITxx ·
Nuff respect due.
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

umbrarchist ·
This entire subject could be called the psychology of class and its relationship to economics and race. ROFL A Bleck woman asked me to come to Paris with her a few years ago. I told her the Russians could nuke Paris. She handed me all this stuff about HISTORY. I didn't want to get into an argument about it so I let the subject drop. I say if you are going to Europe for history you go to Rome not Paris. She had a thing about Paris. She showed me some photos when she got back. I didn't care...
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

Huey ·
I guess this would mostly apply to non-thuggish dudes, especially those who several platonic friendships with women: Why do women always treat the "good guy" male friend like their own private eunuch or their "buddy", until the guy finds someone who loves him back, then all of sudden they either don't like him anymore or they don't like his girlfriend? I've seen it happen to a roommate of mine in college. It's also happened to me. I was the "buddy" to a bunch of women I ate lunch with. I see...
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Re: The Math is All Wrong [Revised]

kresge ·
Yep, like most religious narratives [east, west, north, or south], we are dealing in the area of myth, metaphor, allegory, and imagination. PS - This is an example of something that Melesi would never say.
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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: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

tmonster ·
Black identity in the west is confounding Off topic, but what is blackness to yall?
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
You Might Be A Mom If . . . 1. Your feet stick to the kitchen floor, and you don't care. 2. When the kids are fighting, you threaten to lock them in a room together and not let them out until someone's bleeding. 3. You can't find your cordless phone, so you ask a friend to call you, and you run around the house madly, following the sound until you locate the phone downstairs in the laundry basket. 4. You spend an entire week wearing sweats. 5. Your idea of a good day is making it through...
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Re: Pan Africanism 2006

ZAKAR ·
As an African(blackman)in America, it is impossible for you to have a negative view of Africa and a positive view of yourself. Its like loving the fruit but hating the tree. How can you have fruit without the tree. To say it simple if you look deeply you actually hate yourself.Unless you actually know brothers and sistas from the Continent, spent time with them, I think it is highly ignorant to say things about how different we are from Africans on the Continent, or from the Carribean or...
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Re: Pan Africanism 2006

Shango67 ·
Well said. And I do beleive this is our reality. We spend far too much time and energy pointing out the "cultural variations."
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

Shango67 ·
Not aware or you choose to ignore???? Please brother, do some study and travel home. GHANA is a prime example of a nation that bends over backward to recruit Africans from amerikkka. Dubois and MANY OTHER Africans from amerikkka have made West Africa their home. But Keep in mind... Africa can't offer Africans from amerikkka anything close to what white supremacy pays to keep us here. And African scholars and leaders know this to be painfully true. They would love us to return but we expect...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

Khalliqa ·
Have you seen the activity in East Africa and Southern Africa lately??? Hmmmmm.... There seems to be no problem recruiting Asians for international trade and business ventures... while setting them up real nice and pretty in the inner cities.... Just a thought... Peace, Virtue
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

MBM ·
WHERE? WHEN? HOW? IN WHAT FORM? What were the results? How effective was it? Why can't anyone here put their finger on it? Media campaign? Absofreakinglutely!! How else are you going to communicate something to an entire community of people thousands of miles away? If I were head of an African country on the West coast and wanted to build my tourism business AND SUPPORT Pan Africanism I would invest an extraordinary amount of resources into a campaign targeted toward African Americans that...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

HonestBrother ·
Zakar, this is pecisely part of the point I was trying to make. I was not trying to diss on the poor. To answer LibDem's question: No...I would not move back to the neighborhood I grew up in. Because to do so would require me to quit my job and uproot myself 400 miles away to a city and state where I haven't lived for more than 25 years. I would not do that even if the neighborhood was a wealthy one (which it is not). I grew up on the "bad side" of town... and you know what? I didn't know it...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Kwaku21 ·
Garvey was an amazing man, one of the most fascinating people in our history. His oratory skills, his determination, and committment to our struggle is a model for leaders in the making. Its really amazing what Garvey was able to do in a short amount of time. After studying Garvey and writing a huge report on the Back to Africa movement I do believe that had Garvey Liberian plan been successful he wouldn't have oppressed the natives, but instead aligned with the natives to overthrow the...
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Re: Wentworth Miller

AllPeople ·
Both Wentworth Miller AND Vin Diesel openly refer to themselves as being Mixed Race and they make no secret of their Black ancestry. Although Vin Diesel has never met his biological father he was always very close to his African-American stepfather and he has even stated in interviews that he wanted to grow up to be the next BLACK action film hero -- and it was his stepfather who set him down told him that since he was both so obviously Mixed-Race and also somewhat racially-ambiguous looking...
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

StaryeYenightess ·
I hate everything read on this post. Why? Because most of you are measuring Black Beauty by a Black American afrocentric people and West Africans. Example Deep Mahogany Skin Natural Kinky hair Full lips Rounder behind Wider nose. The question is East African look nothing like this. Yet they are consider the oldest Africans on Earth. Most of them look like. Light brown to Olive Skin Wavy to Straight hair Thin lips Pointy noses. None of you mention this at all. I would have to say most of you...
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

Khalliqa ·
It is these characteristics that are most maligned.... It is a West African heritage we mostly come from.... in numbers... just as we celebrate our heritage in the face of oppression... we have oppressed our own.... so those of us who are doubly oppressed... try to find what little nectar we can... and celebrate our unique beauty... to celebrate does not mean everyone else is denigrated... it just means... for a time... let us appreciate ourselves... I say "us" in the general sense... not...
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Re: 9/11 - The Anniversary, The Legacy

Afroman ·
Inequality Before and After 9/11 by Paul Street I'll always remember the day I tried to engage in that silly exercise called "speaking truth to power." It was early December of 2001. My topic was American policymakers' decision to place nearly a million black people behind bars and to mark more than one in three black males with a felony record. As a member of a Chicago-based council of advisers working to help ex-offenders "reintegrate" into the "free world," I was invited to a pleasant...
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Re: Racism in the U.K and U.S.A: a comparison

Yssys (Guest) ·
Even though the majority of them are descended from black Dravidians and the Dahlit/Dalit class who "immigrated" to that area through the Arab slave trade from East Africa. And the lowest castes of their society are filled with black skinned people, they will still try to act as if they are better than blacks who claim recent African ancestry. Because they simply don't want to be associated with the negative connotation given to the term "black" by westerners. Although, Vijay Singh (the...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

MBM ·
So, who was the greater terrorist threat, Iraq or Saudi Arabia? Let's see, where's Osama Bin Laden from? Where were most of the 9/11 terrorists from? Bush holds hands with SA yet overruns a country that we have been "patrolling" and "inspecting" since 1991? Huh? Why is it that apparently you can only connect Iraqi dots? There has always been far greater evidence about Saudi complicity in violence and terrorism than an emasculated Iraq. Thank you for clarifying the finer points of the Bush...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

sergeant ·
"who was the greater terrorist threat, Iraq or Saudi Arabia" Saudi government was and is not believed to be stockpiling chem, bio, or nuke agents, nor producing long range missles, now are they. The Saudi government has not invaded its neighbor nations, nor has there been 12 years and 19 UN resolutions against the Saudi government. Its the WEAPONS and the ACTIONS that were the danger, terrorists without lethal weapons are pimples on the world's ass. Its hardly even comparable mbm. But I...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

MBM ·
Here's a nice expose on Clark from the Washington Post. Clark seen as talented, testy By Vernon Loeb, The Washington Post From his plebe year at West Point, retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark was always first in his class, a step ahead of his peers. His rise to the top of the U.S. military seemed almost preordained, given his drive, intellect and burning will to win. BUT CLARK, 58, who won the Purple Heart and Silver Star in Vietnam in 1970 and commanded NATO's air war in Kosovo 29 years later,...
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Re: Party Weekend - Where To?

Tigers37 ·
LA...by far...West Coast...sunny beaches, restaurants...etc. etc. etc....
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

sergeant ·
"but nobody throughout history did what the first Americans did. It is unprecedented." You seem like a nice man, but your statement is UTTER nonsense. Why was the great wall of china built, for example? That is but one of millions of examples of what people have done to people throughout human existance. And get this, the 'monguls' of northern asia, the very same people some of whom later migrated into North America, whom we now call 'native americans', are you familiar with the history of...
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

whatzgoingon ·
Sergeant, If you truly want honest dialogue, you need to be honest and stop telling us you are a "brother" I went back and read your posts, and your conservative style of egocentrism is screaming white male. Don't mean to be stereotypical, but you don't attempt to hide it. When you said you were a brother, it really threw me from a loop. It is insulting to the intelligence of the black community to expect that every black person would exhibit the same behaviors and hold the same opinion on...
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Re: Caucasian Club?

ricardomath ·
This reminds me of an old news story from March of this year. 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 runs annually from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, with a...
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Re: NEGROID- A Question of phenotype?

NSpirit ·
ok Afro, i will find you some references but you are wrongly using the term... "negroid", refers to a racial type/stock just as "mongoloid", and "caucasoid" do. the dahlits, the dark skinned people in china, and the aborigines are all of "negroid stock" as well as african americans, so called "west indians", and continental africans.... both you and MBM, both gina and pam on TV's MARTIN, both Beyonce and Kelly of destiny's child, both Alicia Keys and India.Arie are of "negroid" stock
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Re: NEGROID- A Question of phenotype?

henry38 ·
Afroman I will respectfully beg you to leave this alone. If the word causes offence, use something else. You may not realise it but your actions would lead to causing MORE divisions among us black people. We already have blacks denying any link to Africa, you have light coloured blacks denying their black line, you have Sudanese and Ethiopians who are dark as night referring to themselves as Arabs and are offended if you call them black or Negro. Now you wish to introduce new issues to muddy...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Vox ·
OK, here's the whole article. Understand, I never wanted an "anti-war" candidate. I knew this guy was no "dove;" he was a guy who would have no qualms about war if it was necessary. I didn't want somebody who was anti-war, just somebody who was anti-the Iraq war. But this article makes it clear that he wasn't exactly anti-the-war, or anti-Bush, right after Baghdad fell. I have to thank Yssys for this , but man, I have to admit I'm extremely disappointed. I thought he was the real deal, but...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Nmaginate ·
I don't by that personal experience bull... According to info. I've read and living in the Mid-West as my personal experience backdrop, the Avg. White person lives in 80% plus White communities versus 50% for Blacks even in the most concentrated areas which, of course, aren't nearly as numerous. So it's a complete crock to think that all those Whites that may hardly ever come into contact with Blacks, let alone in a situation where Blacks are their social equals (job position wise)... it's...
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