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Re: Conservatives and Liberals: Why Do You Believe What You Do?

B Bankins ·
I am "jealous" for all Americans. There are no greater citizens on the face of this earth. Being a black man with a black family, I have a vested interest in the black American community and want nothing but success for the community. Of course you can't because the liberal media are not interested in them. These black conservative groups do not push a liberal agenda and are not fighting for tv time. They are busy empowering much of black America most liberal organizations ignor. Anyway,...
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Re: The United Nations

Lea ·
The UN is irrelevant. Anyone can join, and there is no reason that countries such as North Korea or Syria or even France should have input in our policies. It doesn't matter if our opinions or policies contradict theirs, because theirs would have to be worth something first. Govern based upon the UN? LOL.
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Re: Black America and Gun Control

Vox ·
Lea, the Founders weren't concerned in the 2nd Amendment with heraldry or trying to prevent a nobility. All the 2nd Amendment aimed to do was prevent Congress from denying to any citizen the right to serve. In the congressional debate transcript, the "right to keep and bear arms" is used synonymously with the right to serve; it doesn't seem to have anything to do, in their minds, with class or heraldry. In Federalist paper #29, Hamilton makes reference to "allowing the yeomanry and all other...
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Re: If America Were A Matriarchal Society?

little minx ·
again, they were under her authority. she was ruling in a patriarchal society. she played the game according to it's rules. if society were governed by female values, would queen victoria have needed to govern in the same fashion?
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Re: If America Were A Matriarchal Society?

kresge ·
Are you saying that as sovereign, that she was subject to patriarchy as well? If so, how? Are you suggesting perhaps that she would have been subject to being overthrown if she were seen as weak? How do we know that that these acts were not consistent with her character as well as her moral/value system? Again, I think that we really need to be careful when we attempt to associate what I believe to be socially constructed attributes which fall under the purview of gender with something...
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Re: I've been reading more of the Euro press lately, interesting article...

JuneBug ·
I hear ya AQ! One thing I notice about Europe is that they really get a leftist narrow-minded view of America and the world. I think there is resentment and jealousy among many in the Europe press because they were persuaded politically to the left, Socialist and Communist by their educational system. This is happening in the USA too, many of our Universities preach Socialism as the "fair" way to govern. I say this because many in Europe vote Communist in Britain alone, no wonder Blair is in...
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Re: The U.S. and Israel

IndependentMan ·
No, sorry to disappoint you, AQ, I know some Arabs are descended from the Phoenicians and Romans as well as the Semites, whom the original Jews are descended from. Some Viking raiders made it as far as Turkey. So the people in that area are thoroughly mixed. Also I am fully aware of the fact of the racial mixture of the Arabs in the Gulf...some of them. The fact remains AQ, when they come to the United States, many do not want to be recognized as being part African. This is what I was trying...
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Re: What Does America Owe Blacks?

Nmaginate ·
The short answer. They need to LEAVE US ALONE as they should have before we where taken from W.Africa. Beyond that they owe us what we lost by being brought here. Now all of what we lost cannot be replaced but they can at least afford us the MEANS to secure and resurrect those things ourselves. That's why it's important for them to leave us alone to build our own institutions in our own communities the way we see fit. The false notion of INTEGRATION which is really ASSIMILATION, (note their...
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Re: Hello everyone, I am an ex Neo Nazi

Afroman ·
IGNORANCE of the TRUE AFRICAN STORY was/IS the source of your Hate for BLACK people. Your GOVERN-U-MEN keep you MIS-EDUCATE as well as Blacks of the TRUE-STORY of AFRICANS and CAUCASIANS. Our AFRICAN Ancestors "have not accomplished so little" , they have GREATLY contributed to HIS-STORY! They weren't just a bunch of SAVAGES, Passive SLAVES but were in fact MIGTHY PRIESTS, SCHOLARS, RULERS, ASTUTE REBELS and WARRIORS . Do you know from WHO and WHERE the GREEKS and ROMANS learned KNOWLEDGE...
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Re: Hello everyone, I am an ex Neo Nazi

Afroman ·
Why would I WANT whites to be as exploited and dominated as Blacks? Do not project the arrogant and egoistical Mind of most Caucasians on me. I brought you the TRUTH about AFRICAN TRUE-STORY. Is it so HARD to believe Africans were once GREAT PEOPLE, had Vibrant CIVILIZATIONS and contributed to the Advancement and development of EUROPEANS? Your Complex of Superiority is still ingraned in your mind. You do not want to LEARN, you do not Seek KNOWLEDGE. I gave you materials to study the TRUE...
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Re: Our Names: A Remaining "Shackle" of Slavery?

Nmaginate ·
Garvey's Vision Of Global Black Power Still Far From The Dream My purpose for citing that is to highlight [1] that mere adopting of some cultural practices (naming) is minute. Everything else I highlighted I hope can speak for itself and I will leave you with this question: Since MARCUS GARVEY never adopted (to my knowledge) an African Name was his work the resultant of his "low self-esteem" instilled in him from his slave master?? Talk to me bruh! Talk to me!
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Re: Was the cat from South Carolina right when he said O'Bama lies??

EbonyRose ·
I wouldn't be so sure about that. Part of the reason for the aggressive push from the President to the Congress to get a health care reform bill before the end of this year is because of what happened with the previous immigration reform bills ... or any other bill of the same magnitude. He knows that left to their own devices, the Congress is inept, incompetent and unmotivated to actually sit down in their respective Chambers and do their jobs! They would rather not put in the time and...
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Re: Humanism, is it the answer?

Vox ·
Wow, Junebug, great topic! I've been considering the best way to bring up the topic of how we need to move past religion, and you've done it for me. This topic means a lot to me, especially because blacks, who disproportionately suffer virtually every social ill, are by far the most religious people. A study showed that blacks spend twice as much of their free time involved in religious pursuits as the #2 group on the list. I haven't read your links yet, but from what little I know about...
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Re: Humanism, is it the answer?

Vox ·
Do I support secular humanism? I don't know. I definitely believe that humans alone can solve humanity's problems. Like Junebug said, God doesn't tend to drop out of the sky to put himself before us like he supposedly did in Biblical times. I think that if He gave us the ability to do, then we must do. If He did drop down from the heavens and fix our problems for us, then it was pointless for him to give us the abilities He gave us. If we have the ability, then we have the right. But we also...
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Re: should there be a license for parenting?

Nkechi ·
If it were possible to sterilize an entire population, genocide would soon follow. Of course they would still need someone to be the maid, so they may keep a few of us. Slavery would start back again. But suppose it were possible and things did not go a-muck because there were some decent white people in charge of a few things... This would put mankind in an awkward position of playing God and even God, does not play God like that or else things would be a lot different. Each of us is born...
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Re: Men and Girl Friends ...

MBM ·
There is no biological mechanism that creates the barriers that permit platonic relationships to exist. It's all in the mind. So, as a matter of fact, is whether you're "turned on" by someone or not. Therefore, either you are strong enough (mentally) to govern yourself in an appropriate manner throughout the various relationships in your life, or you're not. Faith, unless you contemplate living in a convent, your world must be either pretty one dimensional or pretty wild. All I'm suggesting...
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Re: Time To Elect A BLACK PRESIDENT!

jazzdog ·
Considering the many examples that you and others have spelled out how we are oppressed and held down aganist our will, do you really expect the US government to allow blacks to form their own inner government in this country. I agreed that blacks controlling our tax dollars would go a long way in helping to ensure that money is put where it is most needed and that presently we lack the political structure to do that. The American political system in its present form does not address the...
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Re: Time To Elect A BLACK PRESIDENT!

Nmaginate ·
Mr. Chester... My whole presentation (for lack of a better term) by citing the U.N. Convenants is to state that we have the basis and right to self-determination and can derive sovereignty from our status as a "people" or minority with the self-definition and will to govern ourselves. Remeber you brought up the Native Americans as a classical example of "nation[s] within a nation". Then, of course, you would try to wiggle out of that when I used that example to highlight as case & point...
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Re: Time To Elect A BLACK PRESIDENT!

Nmaginate ·
Are you thick headed or what??? Autonomy, suzerain, self-determination, sovereignity ALL suggest, as noted in the Native American version, the capacity to RULE, CONTROL, and GOVERN one's own political, social, and cultural affairs. Matter of fact, GOING BACK TO THE DICTIONARY your word "suzerain" said what??? ONLY the FOREIGN RELATIONS of the vassal state were governed or controlled by the OVERLORD or superior or larger gov't. Native Americans opt to allow the U.S. to provide National...
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Re: Time To Elect A BLACK PRESIDENT!

Jim Chester ·
Nmaginate: Your quote: we have the basis and right to self-determination and can derive sovereignty from our status as a "people" or minority with the self-definition and will to govern ourselves." I AGREE. On the description of Indian Nations: If I was wiggling, I didn't feel it. Indian Nations are sovereign now, and have always been. Your quote: _SUZERAIN: (definition)_ + __a dominant state controlling _ the foreign relations of _a vassal state but allowing it sovereign authority in its...
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Re: multiculturalism, diversity, etc..

Noah The African ·
It's all about survival, economics and scarcity and competition between humans (in groups) for these things. Capitalism is like a life form in and of itself, kind of the ecosystem and food chain. The elites are at the top of the food chain of capitalism and they prey off lower level humans for their survival. Race and racism is ultimately about economics as well, with whites collectively representing the top of the racial food chain, which has survived and thrived of the exploitation of the...
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Re: Black Voting Rights Under Attack

ricardomath ·
EbonyRose: From the Human Rights Watch Report: Losing the Vote Barwick: Suppose that you want to know the % of Black men who are currently barred from voting in some state. Just look at the number in the 4th column. For example, in Florida 31.2% of Black men are barred from voting. That's almost 1/3! And that doesn't even include those who were taken off of the lists in "error". (BTW, in Florida, like the state of Iowa, where I live, if you are disenfranchised, it is for life!) Felony...
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Re: multiculturalism, diversity, etc..

Rowe ·
Reply to Barwick: Barwick: If you want your own land with its government, then go buy yourself an island from some Central American country and declare your independence. It might get bloody, it happened here in the states, but DON'T YOU DARE try to steal what the founding fathers of this country fought for just because you think that our definition of success is wrong. I'm sorry I'm white, poor me, because I happen to be white and define success in a certain way, I'm a horrible horrible...
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Re: A white person with a question

222 ·
There are a couple of points to respond to you with. First, who cares what you think? Second, keep your opinions to your self. If you disagree with something, fine. Govern your personal behavior accordingly. Leave others to do the same. Third, if you must burden others with your thoughts, go find a place with like-minded people. This would not be such a place.
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Re: why do people vote like they do?

Barwick ·
No, voting for someone who promises you the most benefits isn't called a handout, it's called dependency. Go check out the Cycle of the Body Politic, repeated by Benjamin Disraeli and tell me you don't see our country and the voting habits of people on that chart. It's certainly past complacency, I'd say to the point of apathy and dependence. THAT is what I think people are doing in this country, the poor will vote for whoever promises to increase social programs, the lawbreakers will vote...
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Re: why do people vote like they do?

Jim Chester ·
What are you talking about? Stay well. Jim Chester JWC
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Re: why do people vote like they do?

Barwick ·
I think it's pretty self-explanitory. --------------------------------------- Evil can only triumph when good men do nothing.
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Re: What White Women Won't Tell US

Rowe ·
"WHAT WHITE WOMEN WON'T TELL US unravels the many secrets that were purposefully hidden from Black women since slavery. These secrets are known in the elite circles, passed down from one generation to the next-allowing White women to continue to reign." I appreciate the feminist perspective of the author. She does acknowledge the significance and value of women as anyone should and she throws into question many issues that are not commonly discussed. However, what concerns me is that in her...
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Re: WHAT A MORON!!!!!

Afroman ·
Whatever the avatar Jr is a Moron and he's insane! Where is the special prosecutor? Where is the outrage? George Bush has used 9/11 as an excuse to bully the world and commit wholesale murder. And yet he remains in office, free to continue his maniacal policies??! ----------------------- Posted on Sun, Sep. 07, 2003 Text of Bush's Speech on Iraq Associated Press Text of President Bush's speech Sunday night on the situation in Iraq. Good evening. I have asked for this time to keep you...
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Re: The concept of PROFIT vs The 1st Law of Thermodynamics

Noah The African ·
Your position defies logic Toussaint. Is the Universe and order explained by the theories of VALUE, TRADE and CAPITALISM, or by the universal laws of physics and thermodynamics? You need to understand precedence, order and deductive reasoning. The laws of the Universe breaks everything down to matter and energy, however, what you postulate (ridiculously) is that economics and capitalism are not subject to the laws that govern everything in the universe, which could only logically conclude...
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Re: The concept of PROFIT vs The 1st Law of Thermodynamics

James Wesley Chester ·
The laws of the Universe breaks everything down to matter and energy, however, what you postulate (ridiculously) is that economics and capitalism are not subject to the laws that govern everything in the universe, which could only logically conclude that economics is a concept of another universe, which is absurd. Noah the African in America Respectfully: I think your comparison is flawed. The "laws of the universe" are not directly applicable to economics. Those laws break down only the...
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Re: The concept of PROFIT vs The 1st Law of Thermodynamics

Noah The African ·
Life is thermodynamics. It is the movement of molecules within your body that generated the heat that keeps you a living human who can thus perceive the concept of VALUE. To value something requires some sort of mental cognitions of the living and mental cognition requires an expenditure of energy to manifest such an output. Love requires life and life requires emotions and emotions require energy and energy requires matter. Equal and opposite reactions manifest directionally. Thus, the...
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Re: Irreconcilable Religious Differences?

Rowe ·
Reply to Melesi: Melesi: The Romans persecuted Christians simply because it was so different they sometimes thought it a danger to the cohesiveness of the Empire. Rowe: What you are not accepting Melesi is that every cultural group has a spiritual identity, a belief system, a set of world-views, a spiritual existence that is ultimately responsible for directing and organizing the people that create it and follow it. Beliefs, customs, traditions, ideologies, moral and ethical standards of...
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Re: Irreconcilable Religious Differences?

shebakoby ·
Well while it is certainly a "Reality" that different cultures usually have different religions (exceptions abound; for instance other-country conversions to Islam, Buddhism, Christianity or Judaism), I'd like to point out that while a person may grow UP in a culture and a certain religion, THAT PERSON IS BY NO MEANS BOUND TO IT FOR ETERNITY IF THEY CHOOSE ANOTHER PATH. An East Indian need not be a Hindu or Sikh; A white person need not be atheist humanist or Christian; a person from an...
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Re: Kerry's Iraq views are much like Bush's

toussaint ·
Unlike the other two power mongers, Gary Nolan has a real exit strategy. Iraq – the way out by Gary Nolan George Bush is pursuing a "limbo" strategy for Iraq: grant so-called "sovereignty" to Iraq while leaving US troops there indefinitely. John Kerry advocates virtually the same strategy, except that he would have our troops serving under the UN flag. Either way, US soldiers remain in Iraq indefinitely, feeding the "anti-Muslim" image of the US, and making it easier for Al-Qaida to recruit...
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Re: Juxtapose these two articles.... and tell me what is wrong..

Faheem ·
Here is the second Article.. ========================================== Medicare Cut for Cancer Drugs Proposed Associated Press/AP Online (Jul 27, 03:47 PM) WASHINGTON - The Bush administration proposed cutting Medicare payment rates Tuesday for doctors providing cancer treatment in their offices, projecting savings of $530 million amid concerns that some specialists would reduce their practices. Medicare chief Mark McClellan said the government is paying far too much for cancer drugs...
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Re: The Republican National Convention is making me . . .

EbonyRose ·
The thing about having that faith is that I wonder how much the media plays a part in promoting that kind of logic as truth!! To me, I regard this type of information about the same way as I do polls ... they claim to tell you where the heads of the "majority" are at, but they never ask a majority of the people! How can they say that Bush or Kerry is favored by such-and-such percentage of the population when they only question 1500 people?? And then the media puts that out there as fact.
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Re: The Republican National Convention is making me . . .

kresge ·
With respect to polling, it simply is not practical to try to get the opinions of a majority of the some 290 million Americans. Sampling, when done correctly, can be statistically representative of a larger group. So it may be okay to use a poll of 1500 people, if the random sample is representative of the whole (race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, geography, etc). This is why it does not work for us to go by "everyone that we know", unfortunately. That does not constitute in...
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Re: The Republican National Convention is making me . . .

Kuya Pat ·
Yeah but most us engineers tend to lean to Bush. The Democrats accelerated primary schedule combined with Deans meltdown arguably picked the worst candidate. Dean at least was consistent and had an A rating from the NRA and did balance the budget in Vermont. Kerry's record though at www.senate.gov just ain't going to fly with most people. The Vietnam thing was stupid too; sure you went people my age really don't care but if you testified the way you did in front of the Senate you'd think he...
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Re: The Zimbabwe Hypocrisy

EbonyRose ·
Okay, while I understand the hypocrisy pointed out in this article (and there have been so many other articles like this one saying the same thing) what I don't understand is why is it so important that U.S. and/or Europe is mad at Mugage?? I mean, who really gives a damn that the West is mad at somebody? It certainly isn't the first time. And it's not like the U.S. and Europe are beacons of virture and haven't done their own scandalous deeds to the citizens of their own country!!! So who...
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Re: The Zimbabwe Hypocrisy

James Wesley Chester ·
But, I'm also mad at Mugabe too. I'm mad that an African with the true will and strength and spirit to bring one of Africa's countries into a state of independence and would then not only be weak enough not to govern them into greatness, but yet use his power to crush and cripple them ... and not be able to see that they are hurting, and stop doing it. And for the life of me, I can't understand why more people aren't too.---EbonyRose I share your disappointment. Mugabe is proof that Zimbabwe...
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Re: Socialism

Imhotep ·
It is important to conclude our own philosophies based upon "our" experiences, "through our eyes". Especially when trying to study and understand ourselves and our people. Other philosophies such as, Capitalism and Socialism are vital because they govern those around us. They are also necessary to answer epistemological questions about the Diaspora of our reality. (For better or worse) Capitalism, Socialism and other economic philosophies have contributed to the creation of today as we know...
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Re: Is That Any Way to Treat a Brother?

marcus3x ·
The hypocrisy is sickening. Here is an interesting quote from David from www.politico.com September 22, 2009 Categories: New York Paterson blames weak Obama record for friction Well, this is going to make David Paterson a lot of friends in the White House, as he tries to put himself in the president's shoes: If you look at it from their perspective, they haven’t exactly been able to govern in the first year of their administration in the way that other administrations have, where you would...
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Re: Zimbabwe jails UK 'coup plotter'

EbonyRose ·
Robert Mugabe is very much a dictator. However, he does not publically govern as one. He shows the face of a democracy, which in today's society is supposed to be much better received. However, that face is merely covering the nature of a head-strong, egotistical, murdering dictator. Were the country actually democratically ruled, opposition members would not be jailed, tortured, and charged with treason, simply for evoking their democratic right to challenge for the presidency of the...
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Re: Literal or figurative ...

Oshun Auset ·
Yes. You hit the nail on the head! And as a non-fundy Christian(I like that one by the way) I always wondered why everyone elses "Holy Books" are taught and percieved as metaphorical and/or mythological...hence my belief in the sayings that religion is nothing but the deification of culture...and a cult is nothing more than a religion without political power. We don't even attempt to discuss wether the Popol Vuh (Quiche Mayan Religious Documents) are literal, or the Papyrus of...
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Re: Gabrielle Giffords: Casualty of the Second Civil War

Yemaya ·
Full Text: The Second Civil War Truth about Hate for the First Black President Gabrielle Giffords: Casualty of the Second Civil War with 2 comments It’s always astonishing to witness the pathological denial that substitutes for reality in this country, but the levels reached in the last two weeks set an entirely new clinical standard. The common and preposterous delusion that this country is ‘past’ slavery, racism, or hate has been obliterated in all but Biblical fashion, yet people still...
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Re: What is the point in being a black president if...

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Raptor: If you look back, we have had black folks appointed to office for many years now. Though not until pres. obama had there been a black person appointed to the oval office, yet there is a constant/pattern of folks who look like us who run for some kind of position coming to the hood exclaiming their campaign on positions of considerable improvements. If one takes the time to look and see where we have been mayor, governor, county commissioners, city council...
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Re: What is the point in being a black president if...

Kocolicious ·
Sista ER wrote: ...with BLACK people being in positions of power even MORE substantial than President Obama's - in that they don't have to ask permission from a group of non-accommodating White people to be able to implement policies and procedures that specifically benefit Black people in the cities, towns, and states which they govern - is VERY profound. And speaks volumes as to the political mentality and awareness of our people ... and the unrealistic expectations being put on President...
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Re: Chicago Soul Food Disappearing As Blacks Leave

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Noah The African: Blacks are indeed moving South...but so are whites. When blacks move to Sothern states, for the time being, their vote is erased in presidential election in red states and it makes the Northern states a little less liberal as many blacks leave. ---------------------------------------------- Something told me I shouldn't have listened to that video. If the 2008 election taught us anything, it's that there's plenty enough White people in the North - and...
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Re: Michigan caping welfare...thousands to lose benefits!

Noah The African ·
Detroit declined, in my opinion, due to the abandonment of the city by whites and the desire of whites to see the city fail. You have to keep in mind that Detroit black population, in the city, grew all the way up until 2001, when it peeked just shy of 800,000 black people within the city limits. Detroit’s white population, on the other hand, peaked in 1950 at about 1.7 million, when the city proper had about 2 million people total (the Detroit metro area then was about 3 million total with...
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