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Re: Freedom vs. Responsibility

Nmaginate ·
Very good piece. Thanks, HB! I thought these things were significant:Like I said: STRANGE DEMOCRACY I don't know about that "weakest section" stuff but I think I get the "Not only are whites kicking us/them; they are telling us/them how to react to being kicked" point.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

kresge ·
As I said, I think the issue is really what one deems or can make a case for relevance. For example, why are books on Linux more relevant than say Souls of Black Folk by WEB Du Bois. Why is Dancing Wu Li Masters more relevant than Toni Morrison's Beloved or Michel Foucaults Order of Things . I would have removed much of the science fiction and the electronic texts and included more historical (African Diasporic as well as European) and sociological, philosophical, and anthropological texts...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

oddmodd ·
David Horowitz's is an idiot and anyone who adopts this ideology is an idiot. Black people of African decent are owe more money and restitution that America can afford. Every group from the Jews to Native Americans received some form of reparations for the devastating treament inflicted upon them by their attackers. African-Americans have never received a dime and up until the 1994 public apology by the Clinton Administration there has never a verbal condemnation on the part of the American...
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Re: Feminism vs. Womanism

kresge ·
The wiki piece really should be treated as a stub because it gives a rather poor understanding of womanism as it relates to feminism, particularly in the context of Walker's text. For Walker, womanism includes feminism. She says that womanism is to feminism as purple is to lavender. Purple is the larger category to which lavender belongs. The piece also does not address the argument put forth by Patricia Hill Collins in Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of...
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Re: Thoughts on Class in America

FireFly ·
If I may be so bold MBM to make a suggestion... another interesting book is PULL by Pamela Laird. I've only dipped into it... it's like $60 hardcover over here It looks like 'your standard business networking book' but it talks about how America built its business networks to exclude all women and African Americans. This may be familiar territory to you but it looked an interesting and balanced read nonetheless. Pull Networking and Success since Benjamin Franklin Pamela Walker Laird...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Shango67 ·
ewwwwwwwwww! The majority of these sistas be frying up their hair. They represent the awful legacy of Madame C. J. Walker.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

tmonster ·
Dont forget this is the front the company or organization is trying to sell, these can be token members...I'm just saying, its possible. I have friends of friends who are part of J&J and they disscuss color often
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

James Wesley Chester ·
African American-Americans, notably David Walker and Mariah Stewart n the 1830's, and Martin B. Delaney in the 1860s, and Thomas Morris Chester in the 1880s seemed to drive the move to separatism in the 19th century. I'm sure there were others. Immigrants, and descendants of immigrants, transient and otherwise, are the notable players in the movement in the 20th century, e.g. Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammed, Stokely Carmichael, Malcolm (X) Little, Louis Farahkan, and most vocal supporters.
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Re: The Tracey Morgan show

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
I prefer a soggy rag to the Damon Wayans show, I watched a couple of episodes and was completely underwhelmed. But Tracey's show I do like Everybody says the same thing, that the little boys are the showstoppers. But that little pimp dude has already worked my last nerve. I think they'll most likely try and make him the next jimmy walker. ****************************** Then I heard another voice say:"come out of her,my people,so that you will not share her sins,so that you will not receive...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Melesi ·
Puppetess, How nice of you to drop by. The fact that you don't know what or who I am still really bothers you, doesn't it? Because you don't have a "handle" on what I look like--and thus you cannot attack me based on that--you simply shotgun your insults around hoping to hit something. Well, you're wrong again, as usual. Don't let that stop you from foaming, however. You're rather like a rabid-animal petting zoo. Keep it up. I have never said that "all black scholars are liars but all proven...
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Re: Russell Simmons Eyed As New NAACP Prez

Huey ·
ER, thank you! If there was an alternate choice besides Russell Simmons, it would be Spike Lee. Spike will definitely get in Hollywood's azz and get them to get more independent or black films with substance to become greenlighted. Maybe the Image Awards would get more credibility and reward shows with mostly black casts, because they are good shows, not because they were invited to the award ceremony or the show is on UPN . I have a HUGE problem with the Image Awards. First of all, the...
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Re: What "Celebrities" Have You Met?

kresge ·
This really depends on the definition one uses. Here is a quick list of people I have met who may qualify 1. Angela Davis (multiple times) 2. Cornel West (multiple times) 3. Jessie Jackson (multiple times) 4. Molefi Asanti 5. James Earl Jones 6. Allan Boesak 7. Alice Walker (multiple times) 8. Maya Angelou 9. Michael Eric Dyson 10. Salman Rushdie 11. Al Gore (multiple times - I grew up in his congressional district) 12. Eldridge Cleaver For the geeks among us, from my days as a physicist, I...
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Re: What "Celebrities" Have You Met?

MBM ·
Jesse Jackson Ben Hooks Kwame Toure Julian Bond Gwendolyn Brooks Reggie Jackson Mike Piazza Eric Karos Brett Favre Barry Sanders Tim Duncan Robert Parrish Bob Knight Tony Gwynn Darryl Bell Roger Penske Kyle Petty Jeff Gordon Antoine Walker John Hope Franklin Matthew Perry Carnie and Wendy Wilson Chante Moore Chris Rock Isaiah Thomas Sam Perkins Jay Bilas Chaka Khan Mo Vaughn Glen Plake and lots more athletes.
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Re: What "Celebrities" Have You Met?

Sweetwuzzy ·
Are you playing? cool
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Re: What Celebs Would You Like To Meet? (Dead or Alive)

James Wesley Chester ·
God Jesus The Holy Ghost Abraham Haggar Tuthmosis III Canaan Thomas Morris Chester David Walker Martin B. Delaney Frederick Douglass Isaiah Chester and Penny Bryant W.E.B. DuBois Walter White Asa Philip Randolph James Farmer Stokley Carmichael Malcolm X Martin Luther King, Jr. Cornel West Louis Gates Michael Dyson Lannie Guinere Jesse Jackson Joy DeGruy-Leary PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Black Teen killed by Racist

Popcorn ·
I need to return to my own star-system. I can't possibly be from this hateful place. . .
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Re: So the secret is out....

Dusty Elbow ·
THE 'BLACK HAIR' INTERVIEW WITH ARON RANEN: The white guy who uncovered the Korean domination of the black hair industry July 5, 2006 *Aron Ranen is a gifted filmmaker and professor who has received a litany of accolades for his groundbreaking documentaries, along with a couple of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Here he talks about his latest opus, Black Hair, an incendiary expose' which is currently generating plenty of conversation in African-American communities all...
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Re: A Black Conservative

kresge ·
I just googled Denzel and conservative. I came across the webpage JerseyGOP.com. They have Denzel as one of their GOP Dude-of-the-Week. Other AA's they have given this recognition include J.C. Watts, Armstrong Williams, Charles Barkley, Reggie White, and Jimmy "JJ" Walker .
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Re: A Black Conservative

Huey ·
Now I understand why my dad hated his character on "Good Times." All those damn years shucking and jiving, cooning and buffooning in front of millions on network TV as Kid Dyn-O-Mite, NOW his ass want to be a black conservative? Fuck "JJ". He's one of the main reasons why there's no all-black dramas on television, period...or one that have lasted more than four episodes. Jimmie Walker's J.J. Evans makes Stepin Fetchit look like Sidney Poitier's Virgil Tibbs from "In The Heat of the Night."
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Re: THE CONCEPT OF MALE PRIVILEGE

Shango67 ·
"Paying attention" WORKS BOTH WAYS! I will never apologize for my stance against white supremacy. So you are right... if this was about "Da White man," I am down. At the same time, I know what white feminism looks like... even when it jets out of the mouth of a sista. Black men don't enjoy any privilege in our, or any, community in this country - but white male privilege does exist in every community in and outside of the white construct. And this is the distinction I, and others, have made.
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Re: THE CONCEPT OF MALE PRIVILEGE

NSpirit ·
wow! so many great points and so much passion. Having said that... Black feminist thought is not merely regurgitated "radical" white feminist thought. Everyone should know by now that BLack Feminist Thought is referred to as WOMANISM. Black women never wholesale participated in the feminist movement which was attached to other movements of the 60's. BLack women were loathe to chose between being black (and fighting racial oppression) and being female (fighting sexism) Alice Walker, Toni...
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AUDIOGUY!!!

bigddouble ·
Audio- I'm shipping your little rascal, Walker and cane ( pimp-style of course! ) right now. Happy B-Day AG!!!
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AUDIOGUY!!!

Khalliqa ·
omg! .... I wish I had thought of this! Perfect!
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Re: Do You Like to Pay

Shango67 ·
Why pay? All of these "I am on my own... a man can't do nothing for me... " mealy-mouthed sistas carry a stash in the bra anyway. REACH for the check; espeically you broke ass Alice Walker, Bell Hooks, feminist wannabes. No more free drinks No more free meals No more rides from work No more spending my time on the telephone listening to blah, blah, blah No more Mr. Nice Guy Just hard dick and bubble gum. Yesterday, a sista and I approached a door at Grand Central Station at the same time.
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Re: Do You Like to Pay

The one and only ME ·
Too much for me. I can only say that I hope this attitude passes quickly......
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Re: Do You Like to Pay

Fabulous ·
Oh, so, you gon be a hater now, huh? Interesting. Dang, I'm glad I'm not one of those "I am on my own... a man can't do nothing for me... " mealy-mouthed sistas carry a stash in the bra anyway. REACH for the check; espeically you broke ass Alice Walker, Bell Hooks, feminist wannabes -- type of sista. Cause you way too tough for me, bro. With your new-found attitude -- A sista may do well to stay the hell out of your way.
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Re: Do You Like to Pay

bigddouble ·
Shango- This post: was one of the great moments in message board history. Maybe it's me, but where is the bitterness in his post? Uh, pimp strolling on 'em Black diamonds, rose goldin' on 'em Paper foldin' on 'em Snuck pass the dog noses with the Foldger's on 'em Keys, Saran Wrap with petroleum on 'em Snitch got pinched but he told it on 'em Lawyers got it adjourned, 'til I schools him on 'em Witnesses, it's no holdin' on 'em Just George Jefferson strollin' on 'em
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Re: Do You Like to Pay

Fabulous ·
Obviously I missed those "great moments in message board history," but I found the following pretty harsh: Maybe it's one of those moments where you had to BE THERE to appreciate it. Is it a song or something? Hey, nevermind. I have no business on this thread in the first place. Y'all are way too tough for this sista. [Fab exists the room]
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Re: Do You Like to Pay

The one and only ME ·
And that, DDouble, was the bitterness I was referring to. Not that other over-the-top stuff. That was just funny to me. Because if a brotha acts that way with any of the WOMEN (sistas or not) that I know and/or work with, they won't have to worry about paying b/c there will be NO dates!
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Re: Where are all the Black Women with HONOR?

Shango67 ·
1. Belittle the honor of sistas on AA.org Is that what happened? Awww shucks. Let's not say anything about the behavior of Black women cause iffn we do, the Alice Walker look alikes come a runnin with protest. Maybe if I hang around with poetry and cyber-flowers - things would be cool. Besides, I was questionning the honor of sisters in general - and if that includes this board - than so be it. 2. Pretend to be on some higher level And what level are YOU on? What level do you suppose you...
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Re: Things which attract real black men...

HonestBrother ·
He's another imitator: Listen to Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Elmore James, and T-Bone Walker instead! We may not have invented the Calculus or been the real originators of Greek philosophy ... but, my folks, I know fo sho we invented this music ... and that we did it best ... In case you can't tell ... I'm a Blues purist ... Check out Jimi Hendrix: Blues
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Re: Things which attract real black men...

bigddouble ·
That's one of the first albums I added to my MP3 player.
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Re: Reading For Radicals

HonestBrother ·
I especially recommend A People's History of the United States The author Howard Zinn is white. But the book is great. It is the history of this country told from the point of view of the oppressed (Native Americans, enslaved Africans, indentured servants, workers, etc.). Howard Zinn was a professor at Spelman in the 60's. One of his students was Alice Walker.
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Re: Joseph C. Phillips Interview

HonestBrother ·
Frederick Douglass, Richard Wright, and August Wilson (the late playwright) were married to white women. Alice Walker is married to a white man. So is the actress Alfre Woodard (just about broke my heart when I found out about that). And I consider all of these people heroes of mine ... I have no problem at all critiquing Mr. Phillips based solely on the crap that comes out of his mouth ...
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Re: Illegal Blacks Stealing Our Birthright

James Wesley Chester ·
James, why is it that African-Americans operate and verbalize as to diminish, repress, and discount non-African-Americans? ---ma'am Naive me. I haven't seen this. And, of course, that does not mean it doesn't exist. In fact, I've never seen it, and I have been in close contact (off and on) with immigrants from the Caribbean since I was a teenager. And...I did not see any of that group acting or speaking against 'us'. Does that make African-Americans stealers undeserving of Affirmative...
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Re: Reading For Radicals

Empty Purnata ·
Howard Zinn is a libertarian socialist (a.k.a. Anarchist).
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Re: "I want the ball"

TruthSeeker ·
Interesting situation. To me, this is where the manager, or coach makes his money--managing the egos on your team. There is no equality in professional team sports. Any team salary list will tell you that. Pro sports are about "Ws" and the "Ls". Terrell Owens is a team chemistry killer, true enough. But on Sundays at 1 p.m. he is a straight killer on that field and most coaches would love to have him. When he's no longer effective, they won't put up with his antics and he'll be cut 30...
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Re: "I want the ball"

AudioGuy ·
Let me get this straight... Javon Walker plays for the Denver Broncos, right? The same Denver team that is 5-1, right? The team that has not allowed more than 2 touchdowns the whole season, right? What makes him think that he is so important that he needs to get the ball more?? I could understand, maybe , if they were losing, but they are winning... He came from a team that is 2-4 right now, from a team that has been on a downward slide for a few years (Packers)... and he is complaining?? He...
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Re: "I want the ball"

EbonyRose ·
I was right with you until you got to Mr. Emmitt "I'm a diamond amongst trash" big, blown-up head the size of Texas, Smith!! Other than that .... er ... him, I agree with you 100%!! While I agree with this, too ... there are instances where great plays and players can tremendously help win games and/or championships. Marcus Allen, during his best, Hall of Fame stat-making years was made to sit the bench in favor of Bo Jackson (who could only play half the year due to his pro-baseball...
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Re: "I want the ball"

bigddouble ·
AG, reading this article: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=2639109 It appears that Shanahan does want more offensive production. So perhaps a STFU is not in order for Walker. Maybe a GO SIT DOWN!!! is in order for Plummer, since he can't get Walker the ball much.
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Re: "I want the ball"

AudioGuy ·
Clearly, that article was speculation on the part of John Clayton... He did not quote Shanahan, he stated what he (clayton) thought... Do you really believe that if Shanahan had a problem w/Plummer, who has been the same QB for a number of years, that he would keep him??? No coach makes drastic changes if they are winning... Walker should STFU...
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Re: African or African American Philosophers

James Wesley Chester ·
The list has to include John Henrik Clarke, PhD. Dr. Clarke was not only great influence on African American historical infrastructure, but that of African nations as well. Notably, he facilitated the recognition and rise of Chieke Anta Diop, Ph.D of Senegal. The Sorbonne refused, dragged its feet, in recognizing the doctoral work Diop for about seven years, primarily because his thesis countermanded the prevailing history of Africa. The work stood the European version not only of history,...
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Re: African or African American Philosophers

kresge ·
Contemporary African/African philosophers would include Cornel West (pragmatist) K. Anthony Appiah (anglo/american) Lewis Gordon (phenomenology/existentialism) William Jones (existentialism) Paget Henry (continental/social critical theory) Lucius T. Outlaw Michael Dyson (analytical/pragmatism) Naomi Zack Angela Davis (Frankfurt School/Critical Theory) Eddie Glaude (pragmatism/phiosophy of religion) James Kirk Cameron (pragmatism/philosophy of religion) Victor Anderson (pragmatism/philosophy...
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Re: Issues: KATRINA

Frenchy ·
If you work for a major corporation, they may have a donation matching program for Katrina Relief. I know that Dow Jones is doing this, but I'm not sure about others. A friend just sent this list of ways to help: >>How to help >> >>Advocate staff report >> >>American Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org >> >>Pointe Coupee Parish - The Pointe Coupee Relief >>Fund account has been set up at Guaranty Bank >>to purchase medicine and special...
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Re: To Those Who Oppose Affirmative Action! (READ THIS!)

Michael ·
I don't have to go any further, because I'm both a resident of the State of California, and I voted for and supported the Anti-Affirmative Action ruling proposition 209! It is counterproductive and truly a waste of my valuable time to hold a conversation with pro Affirmative Action advocates. Now if you choose to hold a conversation with yourself, Kevin41, Popcorn, Marty, James Chester, etc., etc., that is your choice. I can think of nothing but admiration for Justice Janice Rogers Brown ,...
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Re: Farrakhan To Allow Gay Speakers At Washington March

ricardomath ·
NBJC Summits Speakers List for MMM 10 Oct 05 12:00 AM EDT NATIONAL BLACK GAY ORGANIZATION SUBMITS LIST OF GAY SPEAKERS FOR MILLIONS MORE MARCH Washington - The National Black Justice Coalition, the country's only national black lesbian and gay civil rights organization, today hailed the decision by Minister Louis Farrakhan to include gay speakers at the 10th anniversary observance of the Million Man March. At the same time, the group also put forward a list of 10 Black lesbian, gay and...
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Re: African Plant May Help Fight Fat

Shadow ·
"it's sad how human's don't listen to their own Gods, about healthy eating. Hoodia' keeps AFrikan's healthy, And Coconut oil keeps our island family healthy Both do about the samething, with maybe Coconut oil having a bit of a lead. Folks complain about drugs companys makeing millions on drugs,we need because e won't stop eattng badd food, and won't take simple steps to insure good health? "For along time, I thought I was ugly and disfigured. This made me shy and timid, and I often reacted...
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Re: Jamie Foxx Asks Governor Swarzenegger For Clemency of "Tookie"

Michael ·
...and no telling how many Black people Tookie Williams, Tookie's associates, and/or other Black gangs are responsible for killing over three decades. Heck, in the early seventies, members of the Crips would hold up at gun point, Black men and women who wore Black leather jackets, the jackets owned by the victims. Many such incidents took place at the Hollywood Bowl, and/or other social events, where under normal circumstances it would not even cross a concert goer's mind that they would be...
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Re: Has racism "decreased" in America??? Hmmmm.

Michael ·
"It is laudable to try to help heal your sick enemy, particularly when the illness demonstrates itself in actively damaging you and all those who look like you. We know that we also suffer from an illness caused by the same societal abomination, AND it demonstrates itself in actively damaging you and all those who look like you." by James Chester .....The greater enemy to the Black community are the actions of the Black community itself! ****************************** ...and no telling how...
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Re: kresge's presentation

kresge ·
No, Dr. Felder was not there. It was more a critique of James Cone. Dr. Cone got to the session late, so missed my paper as it was the first. He was chatting with my adviser though during the question and answer time. I spoke to him briefly, and said that I definitely wanted his feed back before I published. It is likely what we may still disagree, but as Theodore Walker holds, criticism within the academy is (or at least should be about) win/win scenario's. The attendance was pretty good...
 
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