Tagged With "Racially Biased Arrests"

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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Guest ·
MBM: I am really flattered at the being the basis for so many of your posts. I figured that by now you could at least represent my position more correctly. Founding Premise: Some people reside inside of a system that organizes resources and creates wealth. Some people reside outside of such a system. The challenge is to CREATE a system that generates wealth and a high standard of living for the people that are of interest to you balancing this demand with other values that are important to...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

UppityNegress ·
I'm curious, kevin41: what do you think of Afrimericans who were born in poverty yet mainatined their extreme conservative bias throughout the tough years? This isn't a question on whether or not you agree with their views. Despite what some people may believe not all superconservative Blacks did a 180 once they reached a certain level of prominence--some were ultra right-wing through it all and used that conservative ethos to get where they are. As for the health care issue, it never ceases...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Isome ·
Speaking of living a closeted lifestyle, here's another idiot. This Christian fundamentalist with a sexual appetite for the same sex, has been a frequent opponent of homosexuality because it is sinful and destructive. It seems that Minister Lonnie Latham of South Tulsa Baptist Church in Oklahoma (you can see his photograph here on this snapshot of the church's website, since subsequent to his arrest it was removed form the main website )was caught soliciting an undercover police officer for...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

UppityNegress ·
Constructive Feedback: thank you for ASS uming you know where I stand. If you have read any of my posts, you would know that I am for voluntary Black separatism and strengthening our own communities economically and politically through self-investment, not through asking the Democrats to through us a bone (or smiling when we perceive the conservatives do). Why do you criticise people who agree with you? At any rate, it doesn't change the fact that it is a f*cked up thing to do to deny a...
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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: Are You a Racist?

Kevin41 ·
Great points K4R, That immediately exposes some inherent flaws in her argument....I guess he is trying to say that social actions are just bigotry and economic actions are racist. I would say that it is bigotry when the bias is internal and has no impact on the person it is directed towards.
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Re: The Wall Street Project: The Continuing Conversation for Parity

MBM ·
You are showing either you naivete or bias CF. White males hire white males. Period. In fact, there would be no affirmative action in employment if white males could be trusted not to break the law and hire without regard to race and gender. Because they are unable to do so, there must be a law in place to "force" them to do what is right as opposed to what they want to do - which is (like Bush) hire their boys.
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Black Viking ·
I only have one problem with this. By my understanding, racism is simply a specific form of prejudice. At its core, its no different than classism or sexism. The question is "What is the bias?" not "Is there a bias?" For a person to say they are not racist, they are saying that they are not prejudice, that they do not pre-judge. But, as she said, we all do that. Prejudice is one of the ways we quantify our suroundings with the small amount of information given in a short amount of time. I...
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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: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
fair enough - I just took that if something had 'halted' then whatever it was had already begun. Keep in mind I have zilch experience and knowledge of a lot of US politics - local and national - just a rough 'outline', so things like Affirmative Action, or when Clinton asked in 1997 'to begin a great national conversation on race and conciliation' that I have a limited view - limited to access on information, limited in viewpoint as an outsider, and a white outsider to boot. I have to ask a...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Guest ·
Actually THIS IS NOT THE CASE. I know that the biggest challenge to CHANGE within the Black community are the very people who claim to "Own Blackness". To some extent they/YOU are not going to respond willingly to someone who is "agreeable" with you. You need to have a MIRROR shown to your face and will need to be CHALLENGED to change so that you can live up to what you CLAIM to aspire to. Again I say - Why would I hold out my self-worth on a platter for someone who has shown over time to...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

sunnubian ·
___________________________________________ If there were not a bias against single parents and children that came from single parent homes, the irrevelant statement about 'single parent homes' would never have beens made in the first place. In fact, the fact that children's parent's marital status is so sought after in nearly every school form, etc., in the first place, is flaming evidence of pre-categorizing chidren in the onset in most public schools.
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

MBM ·
As a parent of two young school age boys I have seen this phenomenon first hand. Little white boys can swing from the ceiling and they are "cute". Let a little black boy do anything - exibiting energy and vibrance outside a very narrow prescribed box of behavior - and it's a problem. The elephant in the room is white racism against black children. Black kids never get the benefit of the doubt that white teachers would want for their own kids (hence they generously shovel it out for other...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Yemaya ·
I read the papers this morning in my local area and the headlines are catchy. Here's one from the New York Post: " HAMASTAN: Mideast vote creates terror state " Here's another from the NY Daily News: " HAMAS WINS, PEACE LOSES " and " TERROR TRIUMPHS " This is definite media bias. Pro-Israeli media bias. The Palestinian people voted these folks into office. That's democracy and the US is still against it. Either the government wants democracy in the Middle East OR they just want the...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Yemaya ·
I didn't say that there wasn't bias against single parents. Please quote the line immediately following which states: "Unfortunately, there are teachers and administrators who are biased against black children and boys, especially." I don't have a problem with what you're saying Sunnubian, but please respectfully don't misquote me and attempt to take my comments out of context. I am the single parent of two black boys myself and I know the daily grinding that I have to do with my sons'...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Empty Purnata ·
Don't you know? Didn't you get the memo? It's only DEMOCRACY if Republicans or right-wing people who support American corporate/social interest are elected. If anyone else is elected, it's Liberal/Socialist/Communist/Progressive Tyranny or Pro-Terrorism. Duh, everyone knows that. Only Republicans and right-wingers know what's best for people.
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

sunnubian ·
--------------------------------------------- I wasn't disagreeing with you, I was really agreeing. I guess I assume 'the you is understood' as the discussion progresses and forget that written communication does not always come across the same as face to conversation, but anyway, I should have posted it like this maybe: And besides, or Also, etc., if there were not a bias against single parents and children that came from single parent homes, the irrevelant statement about 'single parent...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

kresge ·
What the ....? According to the link you provided, we are supposed to come up with a state of the union address without using the following words:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
You know, I didn't go to the link. But what we have here, I think, is a tongue in cheek, kinda thing. The prohibited words make up the essence of everything Bush. And the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address should be the prohibited list with conjections and connectors inserted, where appropriate.
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Re: What is a Sellout?

Guest ·
MBM would label Condi Rice a "sellout" despite the fact that he consumes every bit of oil that she insures continues to flow into this country. BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!! He will say NOTHING about the following SAMBOS who's messages have a MORE DIRECT IMPACT ON OUR YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE EACH DAY: THE NEWS OF THIS SAMBO'S ARREST MADE IT TO RUSSIA: http://newsfromrussia.com/world/2006/01/14/71136.html THIS SAMBO GOT CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER IN THE DEATH OF ANOTHER BLACK MAN This Sambo killed a BLACK MAN...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
Frenchy, there are country music fans and musicians, no doubt, who are Anti-War. There are, I'm sure, plenty of patriotic people whom the song doesn't resonate with both because of the genre and the way the song is written. The themes in it resonate with certain people. I'm sure there are plenty of Black people who are "patriotic" who just can't get with the way the song is communicated. They could remix it, put in their preferred musical genres and the words just won't resonate. Those...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
Nmaginate , what are you talking about? I did not say that everyone who likes country music likes this song and I did not say that every patriot likes this song. Clearly, whether or not someone likes a particular piece of music is dependent on a lot of different variables. You asked me for the genre of the song and who it would resonate with. I don't respond to obvious trolls. I think it's a huge waste of time. Furthermore, I'm not running any one-woman smackdown patrol. I contribute where...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Coretta Scott King who was forever beautiful, gracious, and just as visionary as her famous husband: Martin Luther King , who was studying for his doctorate in theology at Boston University, had told a mutual friend he was looking for a wife. The friend gave him Coretta Scott's phone number but when he came calling she was not impressed. "I saw this green car coming up the street and this short man," she said in an interview. "He leaned over to open the door, and when I got in the car...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Nmaginate ·
No, that's the dangerous line of unthinking... I don't know what kind of definition you're using but it's one hellafied one. And the semantics of RACISM vs. DISCRIMINATION is ridiculous. Saying "Everyone Discriminates" by equivocating the meaning of the word would be more plausible. Now, how is it that you maintain that "Everyone Is Racist"? Everyone subscribes to or practices #1? What about #2? How do you determine either? FYI, this is the working definition/distinction established in the...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
JACO! The whole point here is that YOU GETS NOWHERE WITH YOUR FAULTY LOGIC, idiotic Circular Reasoning and Anal ABSTRACTIONS! First, foremost and ALWAYS... THE TEACHER'S INTENT IS IRRELEVANT! INTENT defines nor determines NOTHING! INTENT is not the End All, Be All of anything. As the saying goes, The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions. The Teacher's INTENT is IRRELEVANT because: Put simply... whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be,...
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Re: Race matters to 3-month-olds, studies find

Nmaginate ·
Haven't read all this but the idea is like... DUH!!! If I'm a baby, I think I'd would go with the people who feed me and wipe my ass. And "exposure" (wow!! a revelation) is the very point. But the thing is, adults are supposed to be able to process information "better" or at least differently than an [infant/child]. The problem with racism or such preferencing-prejudice is, indeed, the infantile assumptions and mindsets that, like a baby, still exclusively identifies or prefers "his own"...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Dude, you didn't come here under the pretense that you were presenting a WHITE PERSPECTIVE. You tried to feign objectivity. Now make up your fuckin' mind what your approach is before you open your mouth. First, you haven't, can't and won't be able to detail how the teacher was "WRONGFULLY ACCUSED". You've went about this predetermined process of GIVING HIM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT which heavily prejudiced every Got-Damn thing you said. You have taken this teacher's side with no just cause.
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Ummmm.... That was an answer to a different question. And the question was NEVER about you "personally." See!? You faked like you answered THE SECOND ONE. HOW WOULD...? HOW ARE...? = Different questions. And, again, NEITHER asked about you "personally." But, thanks... Now it's all clear that all your talk about the thing with the teacher being "JUST AS RACIST" and it being "BIGOTRY" is/was nothing but BULLSHIT!! I read all of that. And all of that is IRRELEVANT! You're still speaking about...
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

Yemaya ·
I would hope that this is not true. I look upon other black people with origins in Africa as my brothers and sisters. I treat them the same way I treat other black people. Now, I must say, I've come across some African-American bias from Africans in other countries, but only in situations where there is a large group of African-Americans in an area. However, I've been in situations in Europe where I've been alone and I spoke with ease to other Africans because they automatically assumed by...
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Re: David Irving Arrested For 'Denying Holocaust'

Empty Purnata ·
Well, actually David Irving didn't "deny" the Holocaust (which is why I put those symbols around "deny holocaust". He said that 2.7 million Jews died instead of 6 million. What I find offensive about the Holocaust is that Zionists try to claim that the Holocaust was worse than African slavery, and they cruise over the fact that 6 million non-Jewish minorities were killed in concentration camps by the Nazis during WWII. 6 million German Blacks, Mulattos, Gypsies (Rroma), Poles, Asians,...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

thayfen ·
Listen people: I apologize"”my personal experience with http://unitednationofislam.com/ lends to me a strong bias. There are many of their members whom have benefited from their association to these people. I, personally, may consider UNOI a cult, but many others do not. This is their right. A right I and many of my friends and family have fought for...I have no right to disparage this...organization. If you have a moment, you may want to read up on their activities"”but for me, it's not my...
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

kresge ·
This is an interesting topic, but as a religious scholar, I confess that I have a bias to texts. But you are also correct that much is lost with respect to oral/aural cultures. Memory, the capacity to listen and hear, attention spans, etc. And yet, it is difficult to engage in some kinds of extended reflection without the written word. Also, as one who has done work with the WPA/Federal Writer's Project, there is the real sense that writing has saved thousands of first person accounts of...
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Re: Working Up A Black Sweat...

nayo ·
What were you proud about? What were you disgusted about?
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Guest ·
African-Americans will never be able to carry out the "popular political will" of the masses as long as they reside inside the scope of power and influence of a greater power. LIKEWISE, stepping outside of this power will require that they take responsibility for all of the variables that operate upon them that they are not required to do so today: Fund and operate National Defense Provide for the general state of the environment - air, water Provide for the healthcare of the masses -state...
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Re: Working Up A Black Sweat...

Khalliqa ·
I was proud to see such a dark skinned, full bodied woman as the sole love interest of a man done with some class..... The focus was on this sister.... and the title seemed to go right along.... But.... there are parts in the video that I find her distorting herself or Prince making mockery..... as if she just couldn't be sexy, beautiful and attractive.... she had to be a bit degrading..... That's why I didn't want to give my opinion until other's did.... I wanted to see how my views stacked...
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Re: Alabama may pardon violators of racial segregation laws

James Wesley Chester ·
And then history will be reinvented to support the claim there was no arrest, trial, and conviction for violating laws that we know existed in a system we know existed. I say let the conviction and prison records stand. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: *pssst, pssst*

ricardomath ·
Nope. Never. BTW, in Colombia, it's not just catcalls that women have to watch out for. My wife was actually rather elated when I showed her this story.
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Re: Working Up A Black Sweat...

nayo ·
Understood. I on the other hand, while deeply appreciative of the video image of the beautiful black 'susta', was chagrined (read: suspect)by Princes' 'use' of her particular beauty; as he has rarely if ever used a 'full bodied/African beauty' b4, in ANY of his videos. It was always about the 'latina' or the 'biracial' beauties. There was a discussion on another board where young black and white females discused this very topic, and a few of the white females were 'confused' lol! What did...
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Re: Martin Lee Anderson -- Modern-Day Emmit Till

Empty Purnata ·
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_2478.shtml By Saeed Shabazz Staff Writer Updated Mar 15, 2006, 12:36 pm FinalCall.com) - The family of Martin Lee Anderson, a 14-year-old who died in early January after entering a Florida boot camp for juveniles, asked that his body be exhumed for a second autopsy, according to various news reports. The family attorney told the Associated Press (AP) that Dr. Michael Baden, a New York City-based forensic pathologist who reviewed the medical...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Khalliqa ·
May I ask? Has not the system of agnostic learning been set up by a European bias? Is not it in our (non-European) interest to seek out alternative ways of looking at things that have been overlooked out of bias or hatred? Is it not true that many of the historical and "official" documents most scholars use to base their work presently based off the "recognized" scholarship of those in the past with a consistent bias? If I am wrong forgive me..... I do earnestly seek truth...... However, it...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Oshun Auset ·
But I would have to add that the his-story so many people refer to has been all out FALSIFIED to bolster the worldview of our oppressor. Not so long ago the same intellectual community tried to say that great Zimbabwe was created by a semetic people that came to South Africa in search of King Soloman's mines... this BS was actually taught and believed by the same people that are considered 'scholars' today. The European view of history and even the catagorizations used for the world's people...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Fine ·
Amen Amen
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Khalliqa ·
Sad indeed.... I think its sad when we get into defining each other's motives..... (on both sides).... I haven't heard an anti-intellectual sentiment.... presumably that's what lures or keeps us here at AfricanAmerica.org.... Intelligent .Black.Community again I don't sense any anti-intellectual sentiment...... just one that questions the source of "authority" that's used to bolster arguments..... that should be healthy debate..... at least I can speak for my response...... I was pointing...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

HonestBrother ·
How is the discussion supposed to proceed when it seems that "scholars" - anyone who has been through the "system of agnostic [European] learning" - have been disqualified from the beginning?
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Khalliqa ·
Thank you Fagunwa.... I was aware of that..... I was just hoping to acknowledge that I am cognizant of what scholarship is...... by agreeing.... My comments earlier were an attempt to begin dialogue regarding the disagreement on the bias in scholarship even when the methods are followed...... Sigh.... Peace, Virtue
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Re: ILLEGAL ALIENS, VIOLENCE, AND AMERICAN MEDICINE

Kweli4Real ·
My thoughts? Well, first, I'm always a little suspect of commentators that always seem to know, or happen across, someone whose story serves as a perfect example of the point the commentator is trying to make. I feel much more secure when the commentator drops the pretense and flat out says, "[the unidentified but always present] They told me ..." Second, Ms Cosman has a long history of characterizing illegal immigrants as the personification of social illness. This article talks about...
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

Empty Purnata ·
Yeah, being called "bald" is comparable to calling a Black woman a "ghetto slut". Yet another example of why I hate anti-PC fucks. The majority of them just use anti-Political Correctness as a shield from criticism for airing racist, sexist, homophobic and bigoted remarks. I fucking hate radio shock jocks.
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

MBM ·
What do you think about the recommendations (What Every Individual Can Do Now) of the chapter? In summary - they are: Improve your diet Walk 1 mile a day Ensure that your children are healthy (diet, exercise, immunization) Get smarter about diseases etc. See your doctor Activate your community around health issues Are these responsible, credible, reasonable? Will tackling these efforts get at the core problems? What do you think? Lastly, but probably most importantly, will folks do this? How...
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Re: Working Up A Black Sweat...

Fabulous ·
Hi Virtue Here's a link to the video you're referring to: Prince -- Black Sweat Check it out, y'all http://mp.aol.com/video.index.adp?pmmsid=1462161&refere...tistid%3D5182&mode=1
 
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