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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

Oshun Auset ·
Anytime. Sounds like a good book.
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
And YOU seem to know the talking points of the WHITE SOCIALIST rather well. You see MBM - you have an open ended heart. You and other fundamentalist believe that you have MORAL SUPERIORITY because you stand for PROVIDING MAXIMUM BENEFIT FOR THE MASSES. How touching. You fail miserably when it comes to the concept of EXPECTING SOMETHEM FROM THE POOR. My wife and I COULD have a 3rd, 4th or even 8th baby. We know that by doing so it would impact us financially, time-wise, housing-wise and...
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Re: Erykah Badu's stage show

msprettygirl ·
Girl I have been talking about Ms. erykah and her live show for a while. I believe I mentioned it on here a couple of times. I would have loved to see her for new years.She put on the best live show I have ever seen. I saw her once at the essence festival and once at the house of blues in new orleans and she tore the roof down both times. I was in tears at essence. She had a way of really drawing you in, it was almost like a religious experience. I got so emotional, all I could do is sing...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

UppityNegress ·
I am a weak atheist and an agnostic (no, they're no mutually exclusive), but I practice taoist philosophy. I don't believe there is an onjective meaning to life, but that doesn't mean life itself is meaningless. Rather, it opens the possibility of the individual creating their own purpose, if they so chose. With the knowledge that all we have is the here and now (although religious taoists may believe in reincarnation), the toaist focuses on experiencing the beauty and goodness of the world,...
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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

Rowe ·
It is naive and racist to think that every unfavorable relationship that Black women experience is the result of them wanting thugs and drug dealors.
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Empty Purnata ·
I don't believe in eternal souls, I believe that souls are impermanent essences. My view of the soul is similar to that of a Buddhist, or Aristotle's view on the soul: http://www.answers.com/topic/soul Jesus did not teach that souls are immortal, seperate, wraithly persons either: Jesus taught that the Kingdom of Heaven is not "here or there", but that is "within you". I believe that Jesus' "Kingdome of Heaven" may have been a metaphor stressing something along the lines of...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

Rowe ·
"Male Shortage" vs. "Bad Choices" Sister Powerflower, since you just joined our discussed, I will provide a brief synopsis of what our seven page long thread has been about. The male posters are arguing that Black women are not having satisfying relationships because they make "bad choices." Women posters are arguing that if decent Black men were plentiful, then Black women would have more "better choices" from which to choose. Male posters are denying charges of there being a "male...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

powerflower ·
I had read the thread, and posted before. I will tell you what I think about the question you posed, but I don't think all the men are saying that all Black women are naturally bad daters/decision makers. I think that people are getting all riled up when they disagree with what someone posts and then they respond emotionally. Hey, I do it too I don't think the original post was meant to be offensive. I think it was directed at women because it came from a magazine directed at women. I wasn't...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
one of the reasons why the black man shortage myth is just that is because not all of the women in that 'ratio' are desireable or seeking positive men in their lives. Women are quick to eliminate men who are non-degreed, but never eliminate women with kids. Which is a 'harder' dating situation?? dating a degree-less man or dating a babymomma? I think the babymomma is harder because her kids must come first in her life and require a great deal of her time. Also, what if the kids don't like...
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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
never said 'every'.
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

powerflower ·
I think we know the tricks and games of our own gender in more detail. For example, I am usually a better judge of character when it comes to the women my male friends/relatives are dating than they are. Some people are obvious, but there are often times when I have pegged a girl for being a gold digger or 'ho' or just plain coniving way before they have a clue.
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Re: The Holy Spirit Was Originally The Feminine Side Of God

kresge ·
You may also want to look at references in the Hebrew tradition for the Shekinah. It means the radiance or glory of God amongst God's people, and it is traditionally understood as feminine as well. Further, for you comparativist out there, some people see parallels between Shekinah and shakti , the feminine energy or force associated with Hindu deities. Most of the scholarship I am familiar with would suggest that this understanding of God more closely parallels the Christian notion of the...
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Re: King Kong, The Movie

4YAINFO ·
The black character called "Hayes" was thrown in to the movie to "balance" the scences of so-called "the blood-thirsty savages".
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Re: The Holy Spirit Was Originally The Feminine Side Of God

Melesi ·
Sometimes the two concepts confused in this discussion (not this one specifically but this issue) is linguistic gender and biological sex. One cannot argue from the first to the second. A very funny treatment of this and several other like issues in language can be found in Mark Twain's essay "The Awful German Language." Seriously, however, in languages where every noun is assigned a gender (which is most of them. Interestingly, English has rid itself of almost all gender-references, and yet...
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Re: The Holy Spirit Was Originally The Feminine Side Of God

HonestBrother ·
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Black Viking ·
I'm a Taoist as well. Some wise man whose name I can't recall said "It's the how of living that matters, not the how long." That being said, my own death doesn't scare me. What scares me is losing one of my loved ones before I'm ready to lose them. I don't think we miss the world when we die, but there is a good chance that the world misses us. As far as my passing, I could care less when I die, so long as I die well. Another wise man whose name I can't remember said "There are only two ways...
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Re: Erykah Badu's stage show

powerflower ·
Actually, when I bought Baduizm it was a cassette too But I was up on my cd game by the time Live came out The only reason I knew about House of D is because I happened to catch her on the Tavis Smiley show on pbs quite by accident. Looking at the descriptions of what was on his show I turned to it and it was a completely different show than what the description said. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that she was on there (I don't even remember who was supposed to be on there). She was...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

HonestBrother ·
I'd say you're very spiritual - in the way that matters
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Re: Tolerance of Intolerance?

kresge ·
HB, Is there a particular situation or circumstance which you have in mind with this question? As a former college chaplain in a multifaith context, it was my responsibility to both promote a free exchange of ideas while simultaneously protecting the rights of all within an academic community. This meant that any religious group had the right to gather, publicize their events, beliefs, etc. What was not allowed was coercize or aggressive evangelism? Thus, if you were a Christian group who...
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Re: Tolerance of Intolerance?

kresge ·
I am grieved to hear about your experience. I spent 12 years in academia as a college/university chaplain. Before my theological training, however, I obtained a B.S. in physics and mathematics, and an M.A. in physics. So I think that I might be able to relate to your situation from several positions. With respect to the AA community, I think that science and mathematics, little priority seems to be given to these disciplines. There seems to be much more of a connection with arts associated...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Empty Purnata ·
Alright, here's the reality of the land: America was founded on Englightenment Principles (the ideas in our Constitution are borrowed from the French Constitution and inspired by Englightenment Age philosophy on liberty, freedom and justice). There is a radical Seperation of Church and State. Church cannot regulate religious beliefs as laws, and the State cannot regulate religious beliefs. This is mutally beneficial, it provides a safe, bias-free (in theory) system that does not make...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
EP, Yes, John Locke and the idea of universal rights is very European, though they did not spring full-grown from the head of the French Revolution, especially that part of it that so quickly degenerated into the Reign of Terror and was well criticized by such as Edmund Burke, a supporter of much of the American philosophy. But this couldn't have arisen without the ground of the Christian faith. It's no wonder that the Magna Carta was forced on King John in England. It was a first step...
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Re: Question for Kresge?

Rowe ·
The following passages are excerpts taken from author Rosemary Radford Ruether's, Sexism and Godtalk: Toward A Feminist Theology . Woman, Body, and Nature: Sexism and the Theology of Creation 1) "The establishment of this relationship between male and female spheres depends not only on males as definers of culture but also on the burdening of women with most of the tedious, day-to-day tasks of economic production. Males become a leisure class with relatively little to do but decorate...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

FireFly ·
ok MBM... here's a start. Hope it's not too abstract or nebulous a list. Freedom of speech and opinion. Freedom to make choices. Equal rights for everyone. Accessiblity to quality healthcare for all. Inclusion for all in the workplace and education system. Including language, culture. A culture of ethical business. Religious freedom. Quality education for all. Respect for everyone. Equal opportunity. Shared responsibility. . that's all I can come up with right now.
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

Rowe ·
It sadens me that we don't see and/or appreciate this kind of beauty more often. Who determines what is "ugly?" Where have all the Black models gone? - a supermodel analyzes racist factors in several industries that impact jobs in the media and fashion modeling industry by Veronica Webb In the fall of 1994, I shared the cover of YSB with Black male model Clayton Hunter and with Roshumba, who had been featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue three years in a row. I, like more than a...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Rowe ·
This statement is incorrect. According to research studies, most students who apply (and are accepted) into teacher education programs are White females. In fact, school systems across the country have and still are reporting a shortage in Black and Latino teachers, particularly Black male teachers. In response to this shortage, school systems have partnered with teacher education programs across the country in an effort to recruit more minority teachers. Please refer to the thread " Are...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
NO! It is exactly that unbalance relationship that leads to a stalled, halted or forsaken "dialogue." Arguably, people could say Dr. King and Pres. Lydon Johnson started a "dialogue." For sure, a number of common folk or community leaders, mostly educators and religious leaders have had "dialogues." But hardly any thing that can be regarded as a serious "dialogue" where it counts, in the halls of power. As for Clinton's deal, you can research and look for opinions about that "conversation".
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Re: Racism Out Of "Racism-Deniers"

Kweli4Real ·
In a recent departmental "Team-Building" exercise, we were asked to articulate our "Civil Rights Dream." Everyone gave the pat "I dream of the day when all people are treated fairly, with dignity and respect" or "I dream for the day when there is no longer a need for our department." And, everyone's head was bobbing, "Yep, Yep." Well, at least until they got to me, the only Black male in the division [well, there's one other, but he racially identifies with his white italian mother rather...
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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: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
I hear ya, HB. I was talking to my remaining single male friends about and one of them said, "Looks like I'm gonna have to save up for a mail-order bride." On some days, it sounds like a good idea, sometimes.
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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: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Empty Purnata ·
CON-FEED, THIS IS A FEDERAL ISSUE, NOT A RELIGIOUS ISSUE. RESPECT THE SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. LEAVE YOUR THEOLOGY AT THE DOOR.
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
You are a GOD damnned FOOL. Al Sharpton stood in a PULPIT and made these comments. I WAS COMMENTING ABOU HIS COMMENTS. Where do YOU get this foolish statement from?
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Honest & AG - The three of us have said the same thing to the ladies. No one is denying fantasy. But the reality is that everyone can't be a high social status, high income, buff, male idol. Please substitute the female analogues for those of you that still haven't realized I'm speaking about men & women. This means, somebody has to date & marry the "every Jane/Joes". Men have an easier time, IMO, accepting this fact. I'm glad my mom wasn't such an elitest. Otherwise, I might not...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
And the 3 of you are completely missing the point, as has been pointed out to all of you repeatedly by several different people, so I don't know what exactly you're patting yourselves on the back for. Of course not! Otherwise the high social status, high income, buff male idol wouldn't be so valuable!! The reality is that women should be able to voice wanting one of these men without you and the rest of society coming in to talk us out of it... the same way that you can want a high social...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

FireFly ·
Ahem... HonestBro... just a minute huh? Please don't use me as a barb against the sistas on this site or what you think they want, blah blah. We women all want different things - we are NOT monolithic. The common human desire is to find a mate, a companion, love, intimacy, friendship, etc. ideally a happy mix of all these things in one partner. That I want a creative, artistic (let's not forget sensual and sexy as well, lol) guy is just what I want. Like I said a lot of other women want that...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I don't need to click on every thread to know what to expect. Considering the media already bombards us with images of Black women as sluts and hoes, yes I do find these images offensive, and I do become uncomfortable looking at them. I imagine it's the same feeling that you may get whenever you turn on the news to see yet another Black man being handcuffed and hauled off to jail. My purpose for visiting African-America.org, and other progressive venues, is to get away from these demonizing...
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Re: NUBIAN Queen Ti Unearthed

Dissident ·
Recently found, perfectly preserved statue found in Kemet. Everywhere they dig they find us. ______________________ Reserve Head of a Man. Giza; Fourth Dynasty, probably reign of Khufu (ca. 2551–2528 B.C.E.). Limestone; H. 11 7/8 in. (30 cm). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (14.719). Although each reserve head has characteristics that make it unique, this example stands out from the group. It is one of the largest and is the most perfectly...
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Re: Kanye West: Does Jesus Walk?

FireFly ·
Powerful photo and a thumbs up to the publishers. I'm sure it will create controvesy in the US and publicity for Kanye. What's the content of the article that goes with it? Is it a general 'conversational' interview, or is the main theme religious? I'll certainly look out for this issue - whether Australia get's the same cover remains to be seen.
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

Frenchy ·
There's no such thing as an innocent gift from a man. I think it's normal to wonder why someone chose a particular gift for you. And I think you'd be hard-pressed to find someone that didn't associate Victoria's Secret with intimacy. Think about your wife telling you she wants to show you a gift she got from her male co-worker... and then pulling out a Victoria's Secret bag.
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

FireFly ·
It's funny, as I was reading the original post, I was thinking (tick) colour sounds good (tick) matching set (tick) fits the Santa budget... and yep that's the way I would shop... being a woman... except that if a male work mate bought me something from Victoria's Secret a few things would zoom through my head when I opened it: my boyfriend would totally freak out if another guy bought me anything from Victoria's Secret, second was it a sleezy joke, and third, was there a hidden meaning, did...
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

MidLifeMan ·
Point taken...but I don't think I would be to worried about my wife buying a gift for her male co-worker and it was from VICTORIA SECRETS...AND it was for HIM not her....I mean whats to worry about over a man that wears Victoria S clothing....get my point. But I understand the notion that "there's no such thing as an innocent gift from a man"...like I said I USE to think men and women could be friends but...we know it ain't so.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
Tell me about it. Actually I would use the word confidence, but then again I've never met any shy arrogant people. Btw, do you know how much does a landscaper makes? Would they be considered as a "blue collar" worker or "white collar" worker? I'm just curious because there's a movie coming out this weekend called Something New starring Sanaa Latham, I think. It's about a black female professional who falls in love with a white male landscaper. The movie looks interesting.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Blue Collar vs. White Collar can be very misleading when it comes to salaries. Some so-called blue collar jobs can earn more than some white collar jobs. For example, a construction worker - especially a skilled one - can earn more than some desk jobs. I think the distinction is more about the nature of the work. Blue collar is manual labor. It's physical. So I'd call a landscaper blue collar definitely. But everyone knows that a white landscaper is worth more than a brother who works in a...
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Re: father claims rights denied

MidLifeMan ·
That is what other female lawyer friends of mine have said but when you don't have a lot of money to begin with AND you are still trying to do right by your children paying laywer fees can be overwhelming. And I understand their are suppose to be free and pro bono legal services but most times the representation is poor or they are hard to find. Most laywers will throw out $5000-8000 retainer fee right off the bat...my brother in law payed the first laywer (female) 5000 and the second lawyer...
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

Frenchy ·
Of course not! There isn't anything really for men in Victoria Secret (at least not hetero men). But if she bought a male co-worker a gift from "Harry's House of Sexy Drawers" or something like that, you'd be a little WTF? . A woman can be friends with a man. But a man is always a backrub or plate of food from gettin' down with the get down.
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Re: Asking too much?

AudioGuy ·
Whether or not you stay a virgin depends upon you reasoning for doing so... I would definitely try to interact with people who share your views - both male & female...
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folobatuyi ·
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

Frenchy ·
The World According to Garp by John Irving Quirky plot, great writing (and even better writing about the process of writing), and the first time I've read a male author who so completely understands the boundaries/joys of being an unconventional woman. I think I was 15 when I first read it and it was such a fresh departure from the Madame Bovary -type books I was reading in class. I actually cried when I finished it, not because it ended sadly, but because I didn't want it to end. And with a...
 
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