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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
I agree with you that Pam is hotter than Gina...at least physically hotter. The problem is that Pam is dark-skinned (not that it's anything wrong with it), Gina is lighter-skinned, and that when you usually have TWO good-looking black women together (of different complexions), they have to be competitive to a point. Also, the darker-skinned character Pam is unfortunately casted as a "sapphire", a shrewish selfish, inconsiderate black female character. Besides, knowing about the skin color...
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Re: Unholy Strictures?

thechosen ·
When you speak of "unholy scriptures," the scriptures which come to mind are the scriptures added to the "New Testament" by Paul who in Islam is known as the "Great Deciever."
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

AudioGuy ·
We men strive for the woman who is the prettiest available ... again, regardless of her station in life... Women, on the other hand, strive for the prettiest available and the mercedes ... Frenchy... back away from the computer, these are just opinions - nobdy is claiming to be Dr. Phil here. It is not a reduction !! I can't speak for anybody anybody else, but I contribute to this because it is a discussion forum . Quite obviously, yes.
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Re: Bible = The Word of God?

nubian1125 ·
MBM, God is never done speaking through his people. God has always risen one to speak to the people. I'm a christian and i catch alot of heat for this but i'm going to keep it real. I Believe God speaks at times to louis farrahkan. Even though he is a muslim. We are a race of people in the dark, and God had put the words into his mouth to guide us and to lead us. Now it is up to Louis Farrahkan to take heed to this call. As a christian i can't give Louis Farrahkan credit for calling on...
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Re: Bible = The Word of God?

nubian1125 ·
I believe jesus is the word of GOD.Yeshua/Jesus has to be taken out of false light that he is being held in. Black christians take and get alot of heat. But i believe the foundation of that is because of the image of Yeshua, in our hearts we don't see him as one of us, one that looked like us or been through what we been through. When in fact he is as close to us as any as our brothers and sisters are today. Moses said that GOD WILL RISE UP A PROPHET LIKE MYSELF, when the people asked moses...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Afrimerican ·
In all the post topics, the persons calling themself nmaginate, and the Chester person do a good cop/bad cop routine, and with the present political climate, it makes me wonder if they and this site are a C.I.A. front to stir the pot of confusion and idiocy. I know AfricanAmerican.com is a C.I.A. sponsored site, and I know from my prior experiences with persons mentioned, they serve to do no more than fuel an already blazing inferno of discord and dissension, denying the linear chronology of...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Yemaya ·
Hmmm....I have an issue with the way Mr. Phillips is framing this issue. He is automatically assuming that the school administrators and teachers are 100% faultless, at least that's the impression I get from the tone of his article. Everyone has their own prejudices when they come into a situation. Unfortunately, there are teachers and administrators who are biased against black children and boys, especially. One can only speak upon this based upon their own experiences. I don't think that...
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Re: Remember The Past So As Never To Repeat It!

thechosen ·
I recently heard a quote that i found to be true by Dr. Martin Luther King. He said, "We do not make history , we are made by history."
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Max ·
Hello, Max here! I just wanted to make sure I understand what Frechy is saying: When black men lust after Halle Berry-types, they are not reprimanded, because it is expected/accepted-practice for black men to aspire to have a woman like Halle without any REAL justification. But... When black women lust after Denzel-types (even when the black women who ARE justified in wanting someone like him), they're harshly criticized as being materialistic, shallow and hated-on for overlooking that...
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Re: Unholy Strictures?

HonestBrother ·
The title is "Unholy Stric tures". I think the reference is to the fact that the author of this article believes the requirement that a religious scripture be read as one would read a science book or a encyclopedia to be contrary to an older more authentic tradition of understanding religious texts. The requirement is an "unholy stricture" on how these texts are to be understood and appreciated.
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Re: Unholy Strictures?

kresge ·
Yep, and that applies to all sacred text, whether it be the Hebrew Bible, the Greek New Testament, the Quran, the Gita, or Vedas.
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Re: Jamie Foxx Music Special Controversy on NBC

Kevin41 ·
Debunking Urban Myths: NBC Didn't Diss Jamie Foxx By Yoji Cole -------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 DiversityInc.com January 25, 2006 "Jamie Foxx Unpredictable," a television concert in which the actor/singer attempts to parlay his Oscar success into R&B success tonight on NBC, did not hit the stage without some controversy. An e-mail string, sent randomly throughout the Internet world, claimed NBC was not properly promoting the show, set to...
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Re: Asking too much?

HonestBrother ·
Rowe King, you're full of surprises as ever I've come a little late to the discussion. But to throw my two cents in, I agree that people need to do what they feel most comfortable doing. But I too find it odd that some women place so much value on maintaining virginity. I recently had this discussion with a woman friend who thought that it was the greatest gift a woman could give a future husband. I found it peculiar. Because speaking as a man, I don't judge prospective mates on whether or...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Speak for yourself. "Worse off before" what? In the past 5 years I have had 2 children, gotten a new job with a 5 figure raise, paid off the majority of my debt and gotten more spiritually focused. Maybe rather than looking to what the GOD-verment can distribute to you it is time to look for another more effective source for grace? The United States might be facing more challenges as other powers around the world rise up from the previos period of colonialism and players in the big battle...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

Nmaginate ·
Don't believe that's such a problematic thing. The problem comes in when the range of possibilities, the range of "acceptables" are so broad... no one statement can capture the essence. Now, too often that may be the problem: Trying to give a simple, hard answer to a question that is at least as fluid as it is complex (complex in the sense that it's broad and one almost has to speak in broad generalities in an attempt to arrive at definition). And honest observations would reveal that...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

HonestBrother ·
One measure of a mature intellect is the ability to look outside of one's particular personal circumstances before one makes a judgement of a general nature... Judging by MY personal circumstances, I am much better off as an individual than I was 5 years ago. But the question is not about the state of CF or the state of HB. The question is about the state of the Union. I have a friend who was somewhat of a ne'er do well. He worked in the food industry for a long time bartending or waiting...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
You asked me what bothered me and I responded. It was not a response to what MBM asked re: what freedoms these people could possibly have. I addressed that particular point numerous times already. I did not have a problem with NativeAlien 's remarks about white people in general. Didn't find them offensive. Didn't find them condescending or elitist. Furthermore, I don't need your guidance on how to word my posts or where and when to speak. If something bothers me, then I'm going to say so.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
Frenchy, the issue is over STEREOTYPES. You said you are firmly and belligerently against ridiculous stereotypes. You said nothing about where you find them personally offensive. You tried to play that role that you're against [ALL] stereotypes. Nary a qualification given and nothing that said it was contingent on what you personally find offensive. And ummm... NativeAlien's registered stereotypes about more than Whites, if he really even registered any of those (you can point them out if...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
I linked to the thread. PERIOD. The whole point of the thread had everything to do with his statement I just hypelinked above. A statement that is right at the top of that page 3 without mention of NASCAR folks. LEARN HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG... You seem to have a thing for wanting to call the dogs off of trolls and OTHER PEOPLE who use plenty of stereotypes, etc. when they register their views. As I recall you were all love, patience and Teach Them. A very different approach even in the face of...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin did the right thing By REKHA BASU REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published 1/26/1998 Before institutional memory has faded, and the 88-year-old's time is over, Des Moines should erect a monument to Edna Griffin. Chances are you don't know Griffin's name. No building or street carries it. Iowa schoolchildren don't learn it when they study the civil rights movement. And when lifetime Service Awards bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr. were handed out to the governor and four...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin, 1909-2000 'It was not hard for me to stand up' By DANA BOONE REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published on 2/9/2000 Edna Griffin, an Iowa civil-rights pioneer, died Tuesday morning at the Ramsey Home in Des Moines. Griffin, 90, is best known for her fight in 1948 against Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines, which refused to serve blacks at its lunch counter. Griffin staged sit-ins, picketed in front of the store and filed charges against the store's owner, Maurice Katz. He...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Nmaginate ·
Elder is high, drunk, pimp-slapped, etc. because of the disconnect. He knows the rule. Politics is all about "What Have You Done For Me Lately." What the hell is he talking about the history? Like there is a BETTER WHITE MAN or something? Silly BASTARD!! Last time, at The Barbershop , this mf was thumbing his nose at history:Funny how he showed right awful disdain for history there and never even came close to casting that history in a positive light, let alone putting a hellified spin on...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
It seems to me that any example of progress can be use as an arguement that racism is dead, and we now live in a color-blind society. I see such arguements being made all the time right now, against Afirmative Action or whatever, even without a penny of reparations being made. Of course, some people would add reperations to their long list of reasons that they already have. There's nothing special about a supposed backlash resulting from reperations. Every step forward does that.
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

Nmaginate ·
Thank you, Ricky!! I'll be saving that one!
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Huey ·
Elder is a disgrace. It's easy for him to excuse the past, since he was born and raised in South Central L.A. instead of the Deep South. He never faced hardcore racism in California, like many faced in Alabama and Mississippi. It's a shame a black man in his 50s can disregard Jim Crow, who was alive to see Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, can still act racially naive.
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Re: Good night, and Good Luck

FireFly ·
I must mention the music - again. I think it's divine . "Dianne Reeves's cool contralto, fronted by a quicksilver combo featuring saxophonist Matt Catingub and pianist Peter Martin, provides the flowing jazz soundtrack to George Clooney's 1950s, film." .
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Black Viking ·
No, there aren't many Afican-Americans here at all. Those that are here are usually military, so there only here as long as they're stationed here. The racial climate here is a little strange. Hawaii is predominantly Asians (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Philipino) and Pacific-Islanders (Samoan, Tongan, Tahitian, Hawaiian), but there are no clear lines drawn. Hawaii is often refered to as the "Melting Pot of the Pacific" for good reason. Nearly all of the people here are mixed in some way,...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Kevin41 ·
I wonder if CF is his son or little brother? I wonder if my spam alert disconnected the program that we thought was self-hater#1..I haven't seen a post od his...and do not get me wrong...I do not miss his azz........at all...... read this bullschit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The (Blue) State Of The Union Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

kresge ·
Some of you may have seen this article, but I thought I would throw it into the mix from the site Race Traitor . The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to "White Anti-Racists" By Tamara K. Nopper I received an annoying e-mail about white people and their struggle to do anti-racist work. I keep reading and hearing white people talk about their struggle to do anti-racist organizing, and frankly it gets on my nerves. So I am writing this open letter to white people who engage in...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

HonestBrother ·
So which is it? 1) Either the masses don't understand modern art: 2) Or they do understand it and just don't appreciate it: And how can you coherently speak of the "world view of modern art" as if that were one clearly identifiable thing? I can point to so called modernist and postmodernist artists who had very different world views and ideologies. Some of them, like T.S. Elliot, were professing Christians. And, lastly, how is being inaccessible to the masses per se a spiritual problem?
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Re: Should God?

HeruStar ·
When I speak of enlightened individuals I am speaking of people that could be considered sages. Mohammad, Buddha, Jesus, The Ausarian concept, and so on and so forth, according to the respective religions. So... 1. What makes you assume people today are so unenlightened? I didn't intend for my statement to be sweeping. The only thing I assumed is that you would understand the type of people I was talking about. 2. What makes you assume the ancients were any more enlightened? Because I've yet...
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Nmaginate ·
REPRINT: And These Are Your BLACK REPUBLICANS
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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: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

FireFly ·
I don't know the answer to this. I should say upfront that I am not a religion-hater. Even as an atheist (or natrualist??) I believe all religions have something wonderful to offer us. It is SO darn hard and I really feel for you. All you can do is 'be there' for her. You cannot blame yourself. It is HER journey. And much as we love people close to us, we cannot live their experiences for them. I hope your sis can pick up the good things from her religion and carry them into something more...
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Re: The One....

HonestBrother ·
As a scholar, I'm a research mathematician by education and profession. I'm also a student of religion and philosophy. As an artist, see the thread HB's Art Show in the Music-Entertainment-Arts Forum. I also write poetry, fiction, and essays. As an activist, I've advocated for a number of causes in my community. Currently I'm working on a somewhat unusual project. I'm putting together a Black History Month photo exhibit featuring local people - updating and democratizing the imagery of black...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Khalliqa ·
hmmmmm.....Was the grass greener on the other side? May I offer my opinion? A Black woman may have an attitude because she's been hurt.... How do you respond to someone in pain?.... You offer comfort.... not judgment.... that will come later... after they know that you are someone they can trust will not hurt their heart anymore.....She may not be the one... but she is your "sister" so to speak.... and needs her self-image and hope revitalized if just in an instant..... Your brethren have...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
Any english teacher knows that "LANGUAGE" is a dynamic syntax, and also that ideas are the essence of communication. Put simply, that means that whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be, that's what the word means in that conversation. If both parties concieve "nigga" as an informal form of address, then that's what it means in that conversation, DESPITE ANY OUTSIDERS OPINION! This means that the student saying "nigga" first would justify the...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Faheem ·
Jaco, while it would be difficult to disagree that words used in a conversation between two people carries the meaning as understood by the two people conversing, the impact of their language, the words they are using reaches beyond those two. This can be demonstrated by one not being able to speak about a bomb on an airplane. Surely if I turned to a friend on a plane and said "this song I am listening to is the "bomb" he would know what I mean but how will it be perceived by others, should...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

qty226 ·
It is, what it is.......again youre trying to justify the usage of this word (for whites).........since there is 'no' justification, there is no leak. The fact that youre Canadian, means nothing to me.......you speak on this, you will be told!!
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Re: World Press Photo of the Year Award

FireFly ·
Yes, they are certainly inspiring. If they inspire you to travel as well, then that is great. I've always wanted to do a photographic series of people's hands - eyes might be the windows to the soul, but hands are the tools to do so many other things... create, destroy, write, build, repair, 'speak', embrace, give, receive, touch...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Nmaginate ·
When you can raise intelligent questions and, more, make intelligent statements and, even still more, answer questions intelligently then you can talk. I'll ask you again: How can someone run the risk of being unemployed when NOTHING IS LOST?? Explain the "pain" and stop the Mickey Mouse, MEALY MOUTH BS! Why would actual economist (as opposed to a shade-tree ideologue) talk about present and short-term "PAIN" (while praying for long-term, off in the distance "gain") if there is/was NO NET...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
Herustar, +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ My art is about the vulnerability of individuals and how they react to the struggle. How do I cope in a digressive society that? The masses have given me the cold shoulder, because I don't conform to this unneccessary struggle, and surcome to an unneccessary fate of being stoned to death. I am stoned because the majority says we can't judge between right and wrong, my right is their wrong simply because morality IS oppressive <--which I don't dispute.
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Kweli4Real ·
So Jaco ... Using your logic, you'd be okay with someone outside of your immediate peer circle, including an adult in authority telling you to sit down "Bitch" or "Fag" or "Asshole" ... Because you and they have heard it used in your peer circle, even by you? You'd run your little teenage Canadian ass to the nearest snitching post to have that adult's head. How is this even relevant? What part of cultural loaded word/phrase don't you understand? The above nonsense clearly demonstrates that...
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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: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
JACO, know the hell you're talking about before you open your mouth. Again, THE INTENT or "how it is meant" coming from a White person is IRRELEVANT!!! Second, Black people use of the term has nothing to do with how Black people should regard White people's use of it. There is NO SITUATION (or a very .0000001% few) where a White person can say the word and it not be inherently problematic. As they say, Black people use it AMONGST THEMSELVES as a term of endearment/affection. Simply put,...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Here is a real work example of zero sum Toussiant. Who can forget the neocons' claim that under their leadership America creates its own reality? Remember the neocons' Iraq reality--a "cakewalk" war? After three years of combat, thousands of casualties, and cost estimated at over $1 trillion, real reality must still compete with the White House spin machine. One might think that the Iraq experience would restore sober judgement to policymakers. Alas, neocon reality has spread everywhere. It...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

ricardomath ·
A friend of ours from my wife's city in Colombia always has foreign students coming up to him in bars here in Ames and trying to speak to him in Chinese and Japanese. His mother visited the US last year, flying here on the same flight with us during our return flight from Colombia. Asians kept coming up to her in the airports speaking Chinese and Japanese, too. She didn't know what to think, since she speaks only spanish. It was pretty funny. Her son has been here in Ames for a year or so,...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Vox ·
Ricardo, is she Asian (racially speaking)? Like Alberto Fujimori? Or does she just look it, because of native (a la Inca) extraction?
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