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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
A Passage To Bangkok Rush Our first stop is in Bogota To check Colombian fields The natives smile and pass along A sample of their yield Sweet Jamaican pipe dreams Golden Acapulco nights Then Morocco, and the East, Fly by morning light We're on the train to Bangkok Aboard the Thailand Express We'll hit the stops along the way We only stop for the best Wreathed in smoke in Lebanon We burn the midnight oil The fragrance of Afghanistan Rewards a long day's toil Pulling into Katmandu Smoke rings...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

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

ZAKAR ·
I suggest you look at the situation in the community now, believe me i know what it was like back then, my mother and father have told me, my grandparents have told me. I pass former slave plantations everyday. But my question is, where are we now. Who said not to fight for your rights here? I said how are we gonna fight a system of white supremacy from inside the bell of the beast when we virtually have no power? no one has answered it yet, but instead they again ask me what I would do. I...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

ZAKAR ·
miseducated and undereducated parents will pass that on to the children brother. im not in disagreement with you, but i would say that given our history and situation as a people the whole idea of education has to be changed and it has to imcompass all aspects of life in the black community, from how to parent all the way down to the cirriculm we use. I think we will have to come up with something that educates the parents as well as the children.
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

bigddouble ·
Who is right - that's the million dollar question. Unfortunately, the answer is not as cut and dry as you present it to be Kai. Personally, I think you and HB would do well not saying anything to one another, ever again (he might need to add virtue to that list too)! Unfortunately, part of the forum culture is drama & flame wars, even at AA.org. IMO, virtue does not get a pass for her part in this whole mess. Lately, her strategy has been to hurl veiled attacks & then claim her words...
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Re: Conjecture.....

Faheem ·
Panhandlers are poor just like your teacher friends, except your teacher friends are the working poor and panhandlers are the out of work poor. The reason why I mentioned what you wrote was because I believe it was written from the same elitist mind set that the white boy spoke from when he said the poor are poor because they choose to be poor. You stated "So if you think people are asking for money because they're poor and can't find a job, you're niave." You supported this statement by...
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Re: Conjecture.....

Rowe ·
Exactly! Oh my goodness, how many times do I have to say this. If begging is simply about "getting lots of dough," then for a sane person, deciding to become a beggar is one of the dumbest decisions that you'll ever make. Not only won't you make a lot of money begging, it will take you a long time to earn enough to claim a liveable wage. THEREFORE, BEGGING IS NOT SIMPLY ABOUT BEING POOR AND GETTING MONEY! More than likely, beggars have other problems with which to deal, untreated problems...
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

nayo ·
Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? Michael Beach (I have always thought he was very goodlooking) Will Smith Vin Diesel Wentworth Miller (Prison Break-a biracial actor who could 'pass' as caucasian/handsome)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

msprettygirl ·
anthony hamilton-pass me over
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Re: Your Boy Rush on the Duke Incident

bigddouble ·
I know his remarks don't surprise you - He's just pandering to his audience. He would give two flips if Black folk boycotted his show or called for his job. Remember the martyrdom he acheived for being booted off ESPN after the McNabb comments. He even got a pass for being a thief & junkie. But I'm preaching to the choir...
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Re: First Reaction...

Fabulous ·
The following are my first reactions: 1. I need : a vacation 2. Sex : I miss it. (ahhh mannnn, the life of a celibate..lol) 3. Relationships : I take seriously 4. Your Last Ex : Sometimes an A**hole 5. Power : Misuse of power sucks--ie., the president 6. Marijuana : I do not engage. 7. Crack : What?!? are you CRAZY?!? 8. Food: Healthy choices 9. The President: The low "C" student 10. War : OMG!!! Death, despair & destruction 11. Cars : Lexus 12. Gas Prices : I don't think about them...
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Re: First Reaction...

Black Viking ·
1. I need : Consistant balance 2. Sex : Celibacy sucks... God help the woman who breaks this dry spell! 3. Relationships : Bad ones blow. Good ones swallow. 4. Your Last Ex : God be with her, because I won't be. 5. Power : Self-control. 6. Marijuana : Ahhh! Those were the days! But, it's time is long passed. 7. Crack : Why??? It can't be that good, considering all the hell it puts a person's body through. 8. Food: I need to take more time with this. If a slow down, I'll probably enjoy it...
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Re: First Reaction...

Fabulous ·
Fab: Now, YOURS is an interesting read. I like the fireplace, bottle of wine and five feet of snow outside, scenario. As well as your fashion sense--love it! Many of your comments truly tickled me. . .and you're absolutely right! celibacy sucks. Suck?!? {Fab looking around the room} {hands on hips} Did I hear somebody say suck? ~Laughing out loud~ Nah, I didn't think so.
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Re: First Reaction...

Frenchy ·
1. I need : sleep 2. Sex : fun 3. Relationships : trouble 4. Your Last Ex : toxic 5. Power : woman 6. Marijuana : munchies 7. Crack : rock 8. Food: yummy 9. The President: clever 10. War : death 11. Cars : bother 12. Gas Prices : crazy 13. Halloween : candy 14. Politics : *sigh* 15. Religion : comfort 17. AfricanAmerica.org : family 18. Worst Fear : sudden anything 19. Marriage : illusion 20. Fashion : independence 21. Braids : headache 22. Weaves : diversity 23: Pass the time : *yawn* 24:...
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Re: First Reaction...

xxGAMBITxx ·
1. I need : More money 2. Sex : commodity 3. Relationships : soap opera 4. Your Last Ex : evil incarnate 5. Power : Needed 6. Marijuana : stupid 7. Crack : Really stupid 8. Food: Necessity 9. The President: Anti-Christ *LOL* 10. War : Nothing but a tool of the powerful 11. Cars : Depreciating commodity 12. Gas Prices : Suck 13. Halloween : Only time I feel like "opening up" 14. Politics : A tool, nothing more, nothing less 15. Religion : See #14 17. AfricanAmerica.org : I like it 18. Worst...
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Re: First Reaction...

Khalliqa ·
1. I need : Allah 2. Sex : is overrated.... love and sensuality are underrated... 3. Relationships : are varied and unique 4. Your Last Ex : was a mistake I do not wish to repeat... 5. Power : in the right hands is a good thing.... 6. Marijuana : is disgusting 7. Crack : kills 8. Food: fruits of the earth..... 9. The President: needs a Black face, righteous heart, and wise mind.... 10. War : what is it good for? 11. Cars : are a functional means of transportation..... 12. Gas Prices : don't...
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Re: First Reaction...

HonestBrother ·
Just for fun, Type your FIRST REACTION when you hear these 35 words: 1. I need : Love and companionship 2. Sex : Good but over rated 3. Relationships : Can be difficult but worth the effort... 4. Your Last Ex : She has a big heart... I still love her smile... we're still friends 5. Power : Security 6. Marijuana : Nausea 7. Crack : Losers 8. Food: Good 9. The President: An asshole 10. War : It's obscene... it's become a profit making venture for a few corporations 11. Cars : Far too big...
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Re: Bush Authorized Leaks

keylargo ·
Vermont Democrats call for Bush impeachment 53 minutes ago Democratic Party leaders in Vermont on Saturday passed a motion asking Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush. In an elementary school cafeteria strewn with American flags and copies of the U.S. Constitution, some 100 state party officials agreed to make the request to the U.S. House of Representatives. "You know in your own hearts and minds that something is terribly wrong in this country," said...
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Re: First Reaction...

tru2urself16 ·
1. I need : love-LL Cool J. 2. Sex :Can't wait to find out what this is like. 3. Relationships :One on One or not at all. 4. Your Last Ex :Feel so bad for him...NOT! 5. Power :equals Respect equals Knowledege followed by Money 6. Marijuana :Over-rated, at least from what I hear 7. Crack :Responsible for so many toothless people in the world. 8. Food: LOVE IT! It's a wonder I'm not 600lbs. 9. The President: 10. War :Nothing to say execpt I hope the world can get to a place of peace, soon. 11.
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Re: First Reaction...

FireFly ·
Just for fun, Type your FIRST REACTION when you hear these 35 words: 1. I need : LOVE 2. Sex : QUALITY 3. Relationships : QUALITY 4. Your Last Ex : smooth 5. Power : don't want or need it 6. Marijuana : fun 7. Crack : cocaine or wrinkles 8. Food: PARADISE 9. The President: BUSH? BUSHWACKED 10. War : STUPID 11. Cars : FREEDOM machines, nothing more 12. Gas Prices : ELECTRIC CARS, GET RID OF SUV'S too complicated for one word 13. Halloween : irrelevant 14. Politics : UNTRUSTWORTHY 15. Religion...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

UppityNegress ·
I see your point, but you assume that people engage in such activities only to be thought of as "high class". Is it really that difficult to accept that some poeple like skiing for the same reason they like basketball? And skiing isn't *that* expensive if you already live in a ski region and buy a season pass. As for all the water involved in keeping the golf greens looking nice and pretty...yeah, it does take a lot of money, but that water in the desert wouldn't have many other uses (not...
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Re: First Reaction...

caribbeanflavored ·
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Re: First Reaction...

tru2urself16 ·
I am with you on all of these. I LOVE to shop, my mom made the mistake of giving me her credit card when I was in high school...yeah I'm still hearing about that bill. Men in tight pants playing sports YES! I know nothing about the game of football except that and a few other little thing. I mean really what other reason is there to watch the games?
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Re: First Reaction...

caribbeanflavored ·
it would be the day hell freezes over that my mother would ever let me touch her credit card. now my father......................
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Re: First Reaction...

Jasmine ·
1. I need : a new skin care regimen 2. Sex : ..... nothing 3. Relationships : never last 4. Your Last Ex : see # 2 5. Power : Money 6. Marijuana : never tried it 7. Crack : just say no 8. Food: fattening 9. The President: needs to be impeached 10. War : Ugh... 11. Cars : I wish I had one! 12. Gas Prices : I don't keep up w/ em. 13. Halloween : cavities 14. Politics : lies 15. Religion : can't be debated 17. AfricanAmerica.org : is 18. Worst Fear : drowning 19. Marriage : doesnt seem the same...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

folobatuyi ·
HB, Thanks for bringing this up! I have found this observation to be true right here in Cleveland. I understand that in cold climate areas, the local folks tend to be cold and reserved. But geez, I don't think an occassional wave or smile would be so unwelcomed. Ok, maybe it's the gap in my teeth that is scaring folks away. The guys give the obligatory nodd...but the sistas....hmmm? Interestingly,I have been told that I say hi too much by a sista at work yet she asked me why folks seem to...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Fabulous ·
Perhaps it indeed depends on the area involved. . .I have yet to experience the same type of harassment from black men that some of the ladies here have mentioned. . .although I have several black female friends who speak of the same negative experiences. In my case though, I generally smile back or acknowledge most greetings in some way--out of habit. However, if a man is too pushy or out of hand, I will simply show him my gun and tell him to back the hell off. Just kidding, folks. I never...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
Rowe, I'm not sure if you're from the south.. but in the southern states it is traditional to greet those who you pass... So if you're in a southen city, it REALLY stands out when black women systematically resist this custom. My question was not at all about mating behavior...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Rowe ·
I'm not discounting your geographical explanation. There could be many reasons why some men do not get the responses from women that they desire. Other men could have a completely different experience with women, however. I doubt that men who are unusually attractive has this problem. Let's just keep it real. Women will smile back at men who they find attractive. I've done it. If I find a brother attractive, and he's giving me the stare down, I will let him know that I'm interested. Believe...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
Rowe, are we on the same thread?... I'm talking about custom - not mating - I'm saying that in this setting (Athens, Georgia) black women systematically - as a GROUP - resisted this custom that even white women observed... and I'm not the only one who has noticed this...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Rowe ·
Then the the only reasonable explanation that we can deduce (based on your observation) is that Black women in Athens, GA lack manners. They require special training in social etiquette and Georgia customs. I'm also curious as to why if your mother, who I'm assuming is a southern woman, passed these great customs onto you, why didn't other Black mothers residing in southern areas pass these same customs onto their Black daughters?
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Khalliqa ·
Mine too....I was raised in the South..... this is very much true...... when I moved to DC it was somewhat of a culture shock..... I spoke to everyone I saw.... only to get unwanted responses (mostly negative).... Many reasons.... especially now that I'm back I can see a stark difference... **influx of northerners bringing their mores.... ** lax parenting in general..... **feminist negative coloring of the practice.... **culture that's male dominated (including hip hop).... where...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
Sorry, I had to get this... just in case you decided to erase it I need at least one witness to confirm that I'm not crazy and making this up
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Madness ·
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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: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
I should add that when I am in a big city I don't expect people to meet my gaze or return my smile... I know better than to go around smiling at folk... In NYC (the big city I'm most familiar with) I know how to negotiate the social dynamics... I also know when women (black, yellow, purple, or tan) are interested ... In the city, I can take care of mine
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

Frenchy ·
Every human being on this planet is enjoying the benfits of the sacrifices of those who came before us. It is not as if immigrants come to this country and immediately move into some kind of lush life. We've made and continue to make a great deal of contributions to African America and faced and face a great deal of odds not only from white people but also from Black people in this country. The White Man does not care if I was born in another country or if my family's been in the US for 10...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
The motivation for introducing the topic did have less to do with the dynamics of mating behavior... Unless you're in a place like DC where people really only look at people they find attractive.... but if you're in the south where greeting those you pass is commonplace and expected, the phenomenon is noticeable - and by the way I'm not bad on the eyes - so I know that doesn't have a whole lot to do with it.
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Re: Become The Object Of Women's Fantasies

Khalliqa ·
Sounds good..... Or..... You could strive to do your very best in whatever you choose..... Be content with this effort..... Love and appreciate life in all its forms.... Be yourself... And you will not have to look.... or follow a formula.... you will just.... be..... and she...... the one for you ..... will be pleased with the man she sees before her..... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
After being interviewed by the school administration, the eager teaching prospect said: "Let me see if I've got this right. . . You want me to go into that room with all those kids, and fill their every waking moment with a love for learning, and I'm supposed to instill a sense of pride in their ethnicity, modify their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse and even censor their T-shirt messages and dress habits. You want me to wage a war on drugs and sexually transmitted...
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Re: Breakups

Khalliqa ·
Tell him..... to move on..... quickly....... remaining stagnant.... makes you a target for other people to take advantage of you or for your own depression to spread like a virus..... move.... throw yourself into something that makes you feel worth while..... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Breakups

HonestBrother ·
Unfortunatedly, your friend must deal with his pain... pain doesn't just go away magically by doing something else... not after ending a 10 year marriage... like if your friend sustained a serious physical wound... ignoring it won't make it go away... there are only things we can do to help the healing process. You can be there to listen. And if you were a true friend you wouldn't turn your back on him should he need that.
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

Rowe ·
To do what Brother Viking? To overlook an individual's crime because he or she is Black? I hope that you're not suggesting we excuse people's crimes on account of their race. As exhausting and emotionally-draining this experience is, I never dodge jury duty. I remember some years ago I served as a jurer for a armed robbery case. The person being charged was a twenty-something year old African-American man who was caught in the act of the robbery. Unfortunately during the arrest, the police...
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

Black Viking ·
Of course not Sister Rowe. Criminals do not deserve a free pass simply because they are Black. But, my feeling is that no Black man or woman should be tried by an all-white jury. Too many White people have a deeply ingrained belief that Black people are pre-disposed toward criminality. They maintain this belief, regardless of any evidence or sound reasoning to the contrary. In my view, our long standing and racially loaded history with the justice system makes it nearly impossible for an...
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

Rowe ·
Ok , I just wanted to make sure I understood your point. Thanks!
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
MBM, sorry I left you hanging, hearings left and right. Not that you will agree with what I am about to say but I agreed with all that you have offered since my last post on this issue. It is unfortunate that those who have not been members feel the need to decry the merits. You are all right, while they may be eligible all Black children will not be members of J&J, just like all Black children will not be members of the NAACP youth council, the Urban League teen group or the Crips and...
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Re: Do you think this is funny?

kresge ·
From http://www.snopes.com/racial/humor/nascar.asp Claim: David Letterman offered a "Top Ten" list about why there are no black NASCAR drivers. Status: False. Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2005] David Lettermans reason why there are no black drivers in NASCAR #10 - Have to sit upright while driving. #9 - Pistol won't stay under front seat. #8 - Engine noise drowns out the rap music. #7 - Pit crew can't work on car while holding up pants at the same time. #6 - They keep trying to carjack...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
Honestbrother, get a life , . Why should we lower the price so folk could get in. Being called nerd is like being called White. Oh by the way, did anybody check out Shango67, the only other person besides me and MBM to be former J&J partisipants. If it is really his picture, he could not pass the paper bag test either. And he so proves the point that Everything Aint for Everybody, he hated J&J. It is about values.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

HonestBrother ·
Nikcara, I have a Ph.D. (among other graduate degrees) - more than enough education for your little club - I can afford membership,... I even live in the 'right neighborhood'....hell, I'm a 'nerd' myself... I wasn't trying to call you a name... My point was that there are ways of remaining exclusive without being an economic snob - if educational values were all you really cared about... But I doubt very much if educational values are all you care about ...and so I wouldn't be caught dead...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Shango67 ·
My acceptance to J&J was based upon status... dad was a VP for a major airline and moms wrote computer programs used by the military for Grumman Aerospace. Fact is, there was very few dark folks (in that chapter) and other Jack and Jillians reminded me that I was dark EVERYDAY!
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