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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: Clark Enters Race

Vox ·
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030921/ap_on_el_pr/campaign_2004_poll_4 Clark Among Democrat Leaders, Poll Shows Sun Sep 21, 8:51 AM ET WASHINGTON - Retired Gen. Wesley Clark already appears to be competitive in a new national poll released just days after he became the 10th Democratic presidential candidate. Clark was among the leaders of the Democratic candidates in the Newsweek Poll released Saturday, and was not far behind President Bush (news - web sites) in a...
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Re: NEGROID- A Question of phenotype?

NSpirit ·
Negro is the latin word for "black", no? Also there is both a country and a River named Niger (Nye-jer). The most populous country in Africa is "Nigeria" Why not embrace "Negro"? just askin'
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Re: NEGROID- A Question of phenotype?

Vox ·
Oh, and those names, Nigeria and Niger, suck for the same reasons. Nigeria we're stuck with, because the name applies to an artificially carved "republic" anyway. But there are indigenous names for the river the Europeans dubbed the "Niger." The two I know of are the Orinmili and the Ohinmwin. I'm not the most Afrocentric guy in the world, but I would prefer it if one of these names became more prominent.
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Re: Something of a Revelation

soul_doctor73 ·
If you took the time to actually use your brain, to do some research, you would find out that it doesn' matter if Eve, Adam, Enoch or even Abraham lived. I'll go you one further, if you were using your brain, you would find that it doesn't even matter if there was an Israel, a Twleve Tribes, Elohim, or even a Jesus. Truth be told, no religious holy book on the face of this planet would be relevant to you. If you were using your brain. Maybe you can't comprehend that. Maybe Melesi can't...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Huey ·
I think it was during the 1986 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs, where the Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons to go on to the Finals, which they beat the Lakers that year. Anyway, Isaiah of the Pistons said something about Bird after the Celtic became victorious, obvious he was upset his team lost, and also at the media's alleged over-praising of Bird for his basketball skills on the court, he said something like, "If Bird wasn't white, he'd be just another black guy in the NBA." I hope that helps.
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Nmaginate ·
...the NBA employed double standards on bigotry. In 1987, after the Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons in the seven-game East finals due to Larry Bird's fantastic performance, Isiah Thomas remarked that, sure, Bird was good, but, "If Bird was black, he'd be just another good guy." He said this to confirm his then-teammate Dennis Rodman's racist comments. Never one to miss out on media publicity, Rodman whined that Bird was "overrated" and received media praise and attention only...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

MBM ·
Don't white folks say this about blacks every day? "The only reason why he got that job was because he's black". Etc. Etc. What is offensive about Thomas' words? They acknowledge a racial double standard in America that shouldn't surprise anyone. There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela
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Re: How many thought Willie Lynch was real?

Our Empowerment ·
Just thougt you might want the unabridged version, instead of just the reviews. > ... its time for Prosperity > > > [This message was edited by Our Empowerment on October 09, 2003 at 02:44 AM.]
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Re: How many thought Willie Lynch was real?

sunnubian ·
I found this at http://www.freemaninstitute.com/lynch.htm along with a lot of commentary disputing it as not being real or his not being a real person Willie Lynch Speech The following is courtesy of The Freeman Institute and has been credited to William Lynch, a White slave owner, who reportedly made the speech on the banks of the James River in 1712. We substituted the word "BLACK" for the more degrading word that was used. This speech and additional material is on this web site not to...
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Re: WMD's proof again confirmed, Bush approval surges upwards

ThaWatcher ·
Do you need to see something to know that it exists? Iraq isn't the size of Detroit...
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Re: Some Of Our History

Kweli4Real ·
I heard a report this morning on NPR about a Black man that accompanied the Lewis/Clark expedition. I missed the man's name, but Clark wrote about him in his diary of the expedition, otherwise the Black man had been ignored by history. This man was a slave that grew up with and was Clark's playmate. At the age of 12, as society dictated, their relationship changed from playmates to master servant. When Clark went on the expedition, he took his slave with him. This Black man is believed to...
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Re: Something of a Revelation

Melesi ·
Soul_doctor, So when you speak of "Christians" you speak of those who do what you do not want them to do. Those Christians who do what you approve of you do not wish to call "Christians." Doesn't this tell you anything about how you view the world, soul_doctor? You wish to define the world according to your convenience. "You see those people who call themselves Christians and do all these good things? Well, I don't call them Christians, so they aren't. Christians are only the people I don't...
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Re: Christian ORIGIN of RACISM!

shebakoby ·
No I don't always attribute draconian practices to their current religion--many of those practices are holdovers from previous religions that had been in the area (for instance ancient tribal Arabic polytheism), however this is irrelevant. Morality leads to a more stable society than ones where immorality is given free run, that's just common sense. NO they are not "inferior" they are just not saved. If they believed in Christ (they wouldn't be Muslim anymore) they would be saved. This...
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Re: Christian ORIGIN of RACISM!

Nmaginate ·
Which religions don't? I'm sure ISLAM does. I'm sure most all if not completely all have dealt with that very aspect of human being... Of course, being Christian you undoubtedly play semantics if they don't use the exact same term.... so much so that you act like "GOD" is suppose to be a universal name... And it's really rather ironic how very serious questions about things you are supposedly so certain of otherwise (where do GOD's believers who never heard of JESUS go? and those that were...
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

blaqfist ·
"In 1787, the nation's first session of congress passed legislation that included a ban on slavery in territories North of the Ohio River. This legislation was named the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, and was originally written under the Articles of Confederation. Through the year 1819, all of the states who were granted statehood adhered to the guidelines of the ordinance..." http://home.earthlink.net/~civilrightsreport/comp1920.htm So the theory that the EP only freed slaves in the south is...
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

James Wesley Chester ·
You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are.
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

blaqfist ·
I am going to have to re-read some of the post by ebony and Nmaginate., but it seems to me that alot is lost here. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 ended slavery everywhere N. of the Ohio river. (New Hamshire, Mass, New York, New Jersey, Deleware, Rhode Island, Conn., Vermont,Pennsylvania..) In some of these areas blacks were voting, holding public office, and amzingly owning other slaves...
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
THE RACE RELATIONS REPORTER Weekly Bulletin August 14, 2002 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEWS OF THE WEEK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ * BLACKS MAKING SLOW PROGRESS GAINING BOARD SEATS AT THE NATION'S FOUNDATIONS: According to a survey conducted by the Council on Foundations, blacks hold 507 seats on the board of directors of the nation's foundations. Blacks hold 6.3 percent of all board seats. Black men hold...
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Re: Christian ORIGIN of RACISM!

shebakoby ·
American-Indian Shamanism does not recognize the concept of 'sin', for example. No it's not just the terminology it's the concept and how it is handled. Islam does NOT accept the free gift of salvation by Jesus Christ--they are wholly "works righteousness"-oriented. The Bible CLEARLY teaches that works-righteousness DOES NOT SAVE. Our works are as filthy rags when it comes to trying to use them to gain favor with God rather than believing on Christ. huh? There is a passage where it says God...
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Re: Ever Met Someone Famous?

Glow ·
I've met the following famous people: LL Cool J (stink attitude), De La Soul (very down to earth brothers), Tom Cruise (he is like 4'11"), Cheryl Underwood (very nice lady and she will not let go of that purse), Earthquake (real nutso), Som'more (she is always ready to go to sleep), Chocolate (very nice and funny in person), Julian Bond (rude, but good looking), RUN DMC (they are shorties, but cool), Congressmen Harold Ford Sr. and Jr. (good looking LAWD), Ice Cube and Ice T (when they taped...
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Re: Bush Spit Cost Us

Our Empowerment ·
[why did he jump?] Orangeburg, S.C. Vorn J. Mack Pfc. Vorn J. Mack, 19, of Orangeburg, S.C., died Aug. 23 near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Mack jumped into the Euphrates River and did not resurface; his body was found downstream Aug. 24. Mack was with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Carson, Colo. Mack was roughly 5-foot-3 and 115 pounds when Sgt. Andre Boler saw him for the first time at Fort Carson in March. "I thought he was someone's little brother, he was so young and little," Boler...
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Re: third eye?

Melesi ·
Detroit, That's a rather broad question, but I will take a gamble that you're asking primarily about eth pineal gland. In short, then, no. The pineal gland is a tiny little thing, somewhere between the size of a grain of rice and a pea. Nevertheless, it's an important organ with several regulatory functions due to its secretion of melatonin and serotonin. These hormones regulate sleep, the onset of puberty, and our susceptibility to depression, and while those are important functions there...
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
A Long History of Affirmative Action - For Whites Many middle-class white people, especially those of us from the suburbs, like to think that we got to where we are today by virtue of our merit - hard work, intelligence, pluck, and maybe a little luck. And while we may be sympathetic to the plight of others, we close down when we hear the words "affirmative action" or "racial preferences." We worked hard, we made it on our own, the thinking goes, why don't 'they'? After all, the Civil Rights...
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Re: third eye?

Melesi ·
Faheem, Sometimes it depends on what we're looking for, because we only see what we already recognize. How we already classify animals and plants determines in large part how we think about them. This goes for the transitional forms, too. Now, there are two errors we can commit about the fossil record, and they are that 1. the fossil record is so well known and complete that we know all the details of its history, and 2. the fossil is so fragmentary as to be of no use. Neither is true.
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Re: Michael Jackson's legal problems:Where does the Black woman weigh in?

Prophetessofrage ·
VOX stilled SEARED from the last beatin' eh? Well, here's some SCARRING words that you FORGOT to imitate.... Hi My sisters, long time no hear from (on this board) eh? At any rate, the reason I'm writing you is because of a incident I recently experienced. A stalker by the name of VOX reminded me of how dangerous are the times we live in. It seems a girl can't post a heartfelt feeling without a BLACK MALE jumping up being the FIRST to denigrate her. Well, that's what this VOX handle character...
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Re: Michael Jackson's legal problems:Where does the Black woman weigh in?

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
PROPHETESS OF RAGE SPEAKS THE TRUTH!!! I've researched her words thoroughly on the whole african mother/african father thing and discovered she's correct for the most part, and HERE'S THE PROOF. There actually is an african father seen here but he does'nt actually have sons or daughters but is in fact assisted by a magic patriarchical unicorn named "Earl" and 2 chauvinistic robots named "larry 3.0" and "Compu-stud 3000" And it is through these two robots that the african father and "Earl"...
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Re: Michael Jackson's legal problems:Where does the Black woman weigh in?

RadioRaheem ·
LOL *********************************************************** 'Sometimes life is obscene' - Black Crowes Commerical Hall of Fame - All time list 'Who in the hell left the gate open???' 'Somebody put roots on me' 'I've fallen, and I can't give up!!!'
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Re: Ever Met Someone Famous?

MBM ·
I just saw the sister (singer) from MTV's Making The Band in the Detroit airport. Kids were coming up to her and she was VERY cool and warm and friendly! It's nice to see that "fame" has not yet jaded her. There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela
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Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
Hating in the Name of God By Benjamin Radford "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." -Pascal In the past few years there have been many high-profile criminals who share more than just notoriety and a penchant for racism and violence; they share a common religion. Buford Furrow Jr. shot at a Jewish community center in Los Angeles on August 11, 1999, wounding five people. He later killed Joseph Ileto, a Filipino-American, before he was...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Nmaginate ·
Would you explain that? What that schism is? I don't see either set as mutually exclusive. And do you really think it was "safe" for a Black man to preach anything anywhere in America that "threatened" White America? Perhaps this should move you beyond rhetoric:Now what did you expect for Malcolm X to do? Move to the South and "pick fights" with the Klan to prove his manhood? Let's be real. He traveled around the world, North, South, East and West "practicing what he preached"... I would...
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Re: Are We Going To Be A Nation Of Dr. Frankensteins?

djonmaila ·
Going back to the original post in this thread: This last statement is a bit misleading. IVF treatments do not intentionally sacrifice any embryo for the sake of another. The older practice of overstimulating a woman's ovaries with too much hormone and producing multiples (which are sometimes culled) is rapidly passing out of favor. What actually happens under the care of a responsible doctor is that after fertilization, the embryo(s) that are lost are either not viable to begin with, do not...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
Detroit, I hear what your trying to do. Anyone can spam the board,with negative articles about the other gender, especially if one is going to cut and paste from blacktown.com, but give it up. Our new cut and paste champ, is just the latest poster to project brothas as below them. Since she got here, I knew, I knew that name from somewhere, then I remebered, I came acroos across swagga.com in late september-early oct. where she wrote in a post entitled "Why black men want white women" our...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

detroit1 ·
i see, i see, i see; she's just in it for the debate of it; and i thought...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
You know Djona, I'll be honest with you I didn't read any more than 10% of this post mostly from lack of interest in the net as a whole, and that I did read was while I was making dinner, talking with people who came in with me, or comming in late. And while I still didn't read that much I just got through reading most of yours. I say that to say, your far more the diplomat than I gave you credit for. While I do take issue with some of what you said (as your about to see) I do owe you an...
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Re: Brown vs. Bd. of Education: 50 Yrs. Later

Kweli4Real ·
Brown v Bd of Ed was was a results oriented/legally fictional decision that was intended to benefit America as a whole and Black America in specific. It threw a bone to the integrationalists and avoided the real issue, the government's funding and providing public education. The legal team understood early in the fight that the desired, and in hindsight, best result - leaving the schools alone but provide equal funding and services to the Black school relative to the White schools - was a...
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Re: Black men and White Women

GinaMarni ·
I'm not trying to be the next Carrie Bradshaw or anything, but I do watch HBO's multiple award-snagging series, "Sex in the city". I tune in religiously (when in season) to commiserate with the show's four, "single white females" who grapple modern relationship issues in the Big Apple. I like the show's colorful characters and the 30-something women who balance career, sex and PMS as good as any 21st century diva. But as I ponder their hilarious dilemmas, I also have to think, "get real." I...
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Re: The Inherent Goodness of Mankind?

shebakoby ·
Christianity teaches that mankind is naturally inclined to a tendency towards evil (since the Fall of man into sin). That makes sense, considering all the $#** going on today. Every person knows they have to fight the evil within themselves. I guess some embrace it or are in that river in Egypt...you know, de-nial . "You liberals with your conspiracy theories are starting to sound like your own version of the John Birch Society "-Rush Limbaugh
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Re: DATING INTERNATIONAL SISTAS!

GinaMarni ·
I'm not trying to be the next Carrie Bradshaw or anything, but I do watch HBO's multiple award-snagging series, "Sex in the city". I tune in religiously (when in season) to commiserate with the show's four, "single white females" who grapple modern relationship issues in the Big Apple. I like the show's colorful characters and the 30-something women who balance career, sex and PMS as good as any 21st century diva. But as I ponder their hilarious dilemmas, I also have to think, "get real." I...
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Re: Black men and White Women

GinaMarni ·
HUH??? Listen buddy, the weight of history is upon us. Putting one's head in the sand does not help the 40% of black children that are in poverty. It does not help the children of Boston and LA who can't take their math books home or the fact that they have to SHARE books at school. It does not help the fact that while kids in URBAN city schools have NO HEAT working while kids in Glenview or Westchester public have HEATED POOLS.... It doesn't help the fact that they NOW test our children and...
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

ricardomath ·
Here's an article about it from the Washington Post. Gay Blacks Launch Ads To Broaden Support Help Sought to Defeat Same-Sex Marriage Ban By Darryl Fears Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, December 9, 2003; Page A03 A coalition of gay and transgender African Americans announced yesterday that it will use a nationwide advertising campaign to reach out to a group that some say seems to dislike them most: the broader African American community. Representatives of the National Black Justice...
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

JuneBug ·
I can appreciate your view and would not oppose law that would stop capital punishment. BC I know it is applied unfairly. As for Malvo, I really think he deserves to die. In your opinion what would merit a death penalty? Why the Green River killer not get the death penalty and he killed at least 30 women. So that is the problem, white guy kills 30 people no death penalty, black guy kills 1, death penalty. I know it's not that simple but there is a long track record of uneven justice. The...
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Re: BLACK WARRIORS, KINGS AND GODS

Nmaginate ·
The following info. presents a challenge to some of your assumptions. History The Encyclopedia of World History III. The Postclassical Period: [African] Historical Trends, 1000–1500 Roughly contemporary with the spread of the Bantu speakers, from the middle of the first millennium B.C.E. to the middle of the first millennium of the current era, West Africans along the sahel and savanna developed an urban tradition. This urban tradition seems to have its roots in the fortified villages found...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

sunnubian ·
Gentlemen, I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First, I shall thank you, the gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies where I have experimented with some of the newest and still the oldest methods of control of slaves. Ancient Rome would envy us if my program were...
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Re: Illegal Mexican immigrant who fought in Iraq facing deportation from US

James Wesley Chester ·
I understand the sentiment. But free movement is one thing. Isn't that what we do now with Canada. A lot of Canadians work in Detroit, for example. But school, and other infrastructure burdens is another thing. Who pays? Residency also creates another burden. Who pays? And I understand payroll deduction. But residency without work? I also think documentation without documentation, as it were, such as driver's licensing opens the door to the underbelly of access in our society. There has to...
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Re: Boycott Cold Mountain

nayo ·
Happy New Year all. Some spoilers, as if yall gon see this. And, ya really don't need to. Truth. I am to late to boycott 'Cold Mountain'. Shit. I saw it, and, I can say that there were various scenes that made me feel as if I were viewing this film in the 1940's. I mean, at some point, my experience in the theater made me feel as if I would be asked to take my ass up to the peanut gallery! wtf. Also, as I had not read up on this book, I was not sure what I was in for. When the movie started,...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Prophetessofrage ·
AfroMan this is a powerful truth you are revealing. Of course, Africans wrote the Bible as that's all that were in that region. And the fact is, even the Bible acknowledges that Africans were what Israel was comprised up of. We have the Bible defining the ethncity of the Egyptians as 'The land of HAM' which of course, is purposely translated wrong, in that it should have been KHEM/KAM (Psalms 78:51; 105:23,27; 106:21-22). We also have the Bible verifying that HAMITES/KHEMITES were they who...
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Re: Terrorists = Black Men

ArabianQueen ·
You want to condone racial profiling? Alright let's start. We have 270 Million Arabs. Are we profiling Muslim Arabs? Christian Arabs? Jewish Arabs? Black Arabs? Brown Arabs? Or maybe White Arabs? Or maybe it's Islam you oppose? Cool, only 1.8 billion Muslims. Shall we profile American Muslims? European Muslims? Asian Muslims? Arab Muslims? Black Muslims? White Muslims? Canadian Muslims? Latin Muslims? Persian Muslims? Hmm... Who's 7th Cavalry entered Wounded Knee, South Dakota and savagely...
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Re: Global Warming May Drive a Million Species Extinct by 2050: Largest Mass Extinction Since Dinosaurs

ricardomath ·
'US climate policy bigger threat to world than terrorism' By Steve Connor, Science Editor 09 January 2004 Tony Blair's chief scientist has launched a withering attack on President George Bush for failing to tackle climate change, which he says is more serious than terrorism. Sir David King, the Government's chief scientific adviser, says in an article today in the journal Science that America, the world's greatest polluter, must take the threat of global warming more seriously. "In my view,...
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Re: Pres. Bush is being pressured for Black Male Commission

Knowledgeseeker ·
Anyone with with any common sense can clearly see there is an all out assault on black men, and has been sine he came to these shores. Anyone one who says its all our fault obviously has his head in the sand. Look at real reason for this madness. It goes back to the slavery era, and comes up through Jim Crow, all the while black were denied basic rights and access to capital which they still lack today. You have these elitest who get all the spoils from the hard work of the masses but very...
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