Tagged With "Abuse of Authority"

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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
"Never To Be Forgotten" Renaldo "Obie" Benson/Singer with the Four Tops Lamont Bentley/Actor on "Moesha" Kenneth Bancroft Clark Shirley Anita Chisholm/Politician Johnnie Cochran, Jr./Famous Lawyer Shirley Horn/Jazz Singer Willie Hutch: Willie McKinley Hutchinson/ Motown Record Producer John H. Johnson/Publisher-Ebony Magazine, Jet Edward "Eddie" Patten/Member of Glady Knight and the Pips Constance Baker Motley/Attorney, Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks/Civil Rights Activist Brock...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

folobatuyi ·
Personally, I believe there is some truth to this...especially the part where the author advised men to "never listen to what a woman says -- always pay attention to what she actually does instead." I would modify that to say that as a guy, one should not only hear or listen to what a woman says but also observe and keep note on what she does...much more telling and true. As to the role of money and the need for sex as items of attraction women see in men...both are factors but I think it is...
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Re: Sistah Souljah

FireFly ·
I appreciate you posting this Fine. I knew 'our' Sis Souljah had borrowed the name from an author but never got around to following up info about her. ...and before you shake your head that I hadn't heard of her... LOL!!
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Re: Sistah Souljah

SistahSouljah ·
ACTUALLY I never knew a Sister Souljah existed...I didn't "borrow" her name (hence the different spelling). I've never read anything she's written and it was only very recently that I found out about her. Just to clarify.
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
I would conclude that many young black women make very poor dating choices early in their dating lives. It seems, like Dr Audrey Chapman*******[link below with highlighted quote] has concluded, that many black women are looking to be a savior in their quest to attempt to try to change a bad boy into a good man..as oppose to starting out with a good man and building from there. She [Dr. Chapman]feels that black women would like to feel that their love can change people...only later to...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

Ms_secondhalf ·
"Women think with their vaginas"???? Puh-leeeeeeeze.... YOUNG women, maybe... who tragically, mistakenly think they don't have anything else to offer. Women with sense (and class) do NOT think this way AT ALL. Clearly, the author has unresolved issues, no doubt fueled by chasing some woman who didn't give him the time of day after he had his way with her and bought her groceries. My brother once remarked that men are basically uncomplicated: "We want food, football and sex, sis. Sometimes...
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Re: BLACK PEOPLE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

FireFly ·
Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780) (excerpts only) From African Slave to Composer & Author Born on a Slave Ship Near Guinea, West Africa Ignatius Sancho was one of the few Africans in 18th-century England to become a member of the middle class, highly literate and an amateur musician and composer. Birth Ignatius Sancho was born in 1729 on a British slave ship near Guinea, West Africa, enroute to the Spanish West Indies. He was orphaned in infancy. Ignatius Sancho: An African Man of Letters is a...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"1. It is his attempt to have the last word as EP stated when describing childish behavior. 2. The infammatory nature of his posts is intended to distract from the content of the previous post that cannot rebut. Based on the hateful nature of his posts, an appropriate response would be emotional and inflammatory and therefore sucessfully take the discussion away from the points he cannot rebut or renders his statements moot. 3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his posts and long and...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
Well, that's interesting: You wrote, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I don't believe it should or shouldn't talk any way in particular. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ But that's been your whole argument: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Let's put it this way: St. Paul didn't have problems strongly condemning a lot of other things. NOW DID HE? What in the Bible forbids the owning of slaves? He could command if only he wanted But he NEVER says it anywhere ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You demand...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
The economic unit model on that picture. Is that a house, our economy or any goods in general? How does the economist come into the picture with this. It looks like depreciation is sneaking out the backdoor. Since there is net worth I googled a search for "gross worth" and a page says they are both the same. Not many pages talk about "gross worth" with google results coming at... Results 1 - 100 of about 726 for "gross worth". (1.38 seconds) with "net worth" googled at Results 1 - 100 of...
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Re: Question for Kresge?

kresge ·
AG, This is not an area of expertise for me, but I would there are folks who do a lot in the area of creation spirituality in Christianity. You might want to do a search on Matthew Fox and Thomas Berry (author of The Dream of the Earth ). This is also a topic dealt with from time to time by the folks who are a part of the Sojourners community in Washington, DC as well as folks associated with the magazine The Other Side in Philadelphia. Finally, I would suggest searches on eco-spirituality,...
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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

Nmaginate ·
Art_Gurl, it's a (linked) commentary from the web-mag, The Black Commentator. The author is ANTHONY ASADULLAH SAMAD, an occasional contributer there. As for the books, I can vouch for WHY WE CAN'T WAIT. I've had the occasion to re-read/review it over the last few years. Perhaps it would shed some light on how the "race" conversation was "called to a halt" because MLK's actual ideas don't mesh with those who love to profess a belief in a "colorblind society." Perhaps you can tell me what you...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
You really do have problems READING and COMPREHENDING. Like the proverbial pat on the head some would say the author here is trying, auditioning so hard for, huh? When you know what the hell you're talking about then tell me what I "may be surprised to find." ...(*ahem*) (clearing throat, major phelm from having to repeat or say something so obligatory to where I need to take a second and make sure it comes out loud and clear)... "What Does HATE Have To Do With It?" GET A FUCKIN' CLUE. Get a...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
I don't agree with that and the term "UNITY" gets more vague with every use. Dis-unity would seem to be a function of our situation. So, I see that idea as one suggesting False Causation. The central question is: How do African Americans create a "unity paradigm" that works for the highly stratified "black diaspora?" To merely say "We are not unified and that's what causes or allows our problems to continue" doesn't answer the important question here. Neither does it say what Unity Is and...
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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: Ray J Reveals Gang Past

Frenchy ·
Friggin hilarious. That interviewer disrespected the HELL out of him! And those answers (and by "answers" I mean "bold-faced lies")! My favorite parts: Poor thing sounds like he had no idea. I don't see how , but whatevah. Everybody wants to be a gangbanger. The lies are so fantastical, I thought it was a spoof.
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

Frenchy ·
The World According to Garp by John Irving Quirky plot, great writing (and even better writing about the process of writing), and the first time I've read a male author who so completely understands the boundaries/joys of being an unconventional woman. I think I was 15 when I first read it and it was such a fresh departure from the Madame Bovary -type books I was reading in class. I actually cried when I finished it, not because it ended sadly, but because I didn't want it to end. And with a...
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

SistahSouljah ·
My Qur'an. Ha ha. No but I'd take "Weep No More My Lady" by Mary Higgins Clark because it was the very first MHC book that I had ever read. My nana gave it to me and it turned Mary into my favorite author. It's another way to hold my deceased grandma forever close to me. She loved books too.
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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: 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: The Most Popular Myths In Science

James Wesley Chester ·
Here's one: DDT kills the environment, and is a great danger to humans. This is more than a myth. It is a hoax played an earth's human population by Rachel Carson auhor of 'Silent Spring'. DDT could reduce deaths from malaria to near zero within a year. AND... THE ENTIRE SCIENCE COMMUNITY KNOWS IT!!!! Of course, most malaria deaths are in Africa, followed by South, and Central America. And...Asia of course. Hmmmm. The lie is documented in 'Hoodwinked' by an author that escapes just now.
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Rowe ·
I've only given a brief description of Dr. Steele's research. His research is much more complex than what's been discussed here. However, keep in mind that Dr. Steeele is a social psychologist. His work has been heavily influenced by scholars such as Kenneth Clarke, Jonathan Kozol, Amin Maalouf, and Daryl Scott, author of Contempt and Pity (1997). He has also co-written a book with Dr. Asa Hillard entitled Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African American Students...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

UppityNegress ·
The cartoons were originally commisioned to test the boundaries of free speech in Denmark. An ethnically Danish author who was writing a pro-Muslim children's book on Islam, couldn't find anyone to illustrate it for fear of violence and persecution from the Muslims in Denmark. He questioned whether political correctness in regards to Muslims was hindering free speech in the country. The newspaper drawings were meant as a test--granted, a rather childish one. The smarter option would have...
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Re: Should God?

kresge ·
I find your response to this questions particularly interesting. It appears that you require empirical data in order to supersede enlightened individuals for whom I would contend that you do not have empirical data for in the first place. You have not seen the Buddha or Jesus, so how do you know what the Buddha or Jesus were like? How do you know that your conception is valid? This is part of the problem with interpretation. In some sense, all there is is interpretation. I am not sure if you...
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Re: Yes, women are still marrying for money (article)

qty226 ·
"Michael Broder, Ph.D., author of Can Your Relationship Be Saved? says that while the idea of women marrying for money isn't as common today as it was in the past, it still happens. "In the '50s and '60s they used to say 'It's just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor man,'" says Broder. "Women now realise they don't need a man for wealth. Being empowered is the trend now." But, he adds that finances do play an important role in relationships - and have the potential to end a...
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Re: Feminist, Masculinist, or Other

FireFly ·
Touche, Black Viking, Touche! however... maybe there's a little truth in that... maybe that's where feminists came from... women who were surrounded by male dominance - physical, mental, language, customs, sexuality, society, work culture etc. - and women had to fight for the right not to be 'invisible' whether it was to have paid work or author a book under their own name not a male pseudonym. Women have always had to use a mix of assertiveness and female cunning to survive a male-dominated...
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Re: CP Time

Rowe ·
I don't feel much like getting into a scholarly discussion about this right now, but John S. Mbiti, author of African Religions and Philosophy has a chapter in his book about African conceptions of time and space. Paraphrasing, he talks about how traditionally, African people live "in the moment." Unlike Europeans, who are incredibly time-conscious and time-obsessed, Black people will not restrict ourselves to oppressive time schedules. Our culture and the way we do things are much different...
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Re: CP Time

Khalliqa ·
Aaaaahhh Mbiti.... I have read his book [i]African Religions and Philosophy thoroughly..... Time--- When you operate on "time" to achieve this one must be able to plan.... to plan one must be able to have enough past information and future assessment to be able to accurately estimate a time of arrival.... one must also be able to be disciplined enough which entails much prioritizing of responsibility to execute their plan of arrival..... On the other hand.... constricted time frames do not...
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Khalliqa ·
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Slurs often adopted by those they insult Racial slurs such as "spic," "dago" and "mick" still are considered offensive by many people of Hispanic, Italian and Irish descent. But the words also are acceptable slang to many within those ethnic groups. Use of derogatory words by the defamed group is not unusual, some linguists say. Dr. Philip Herbst, author of The Color of Words , says some disenfranchised people believe that taking ownership of offensive words saps them of their power. In his...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
My argument is that there are indeed colleges, departments, and professors who possess these very same goals that you are advocating. Na'im Akbar, a renowed Black psychologist, activist, and Afrocentric scholar has been a professor at Floria State University since 1979. Molefi Kete Asante, a controversial African-American scholar whose book Afrocentricity generated the term "Afrocentrism" is currently a Professor of African-American Studies at Temple University, where he created the world's...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
How many computers were there in the world when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote Souls of Black Folk? Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903. The vacuum tube had not been invented. It would be another 5 years before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Do you have any idea how much that changed the American way of life? Du Bois was born in 1868. Marx didn't die until Du Bois was 15 years old. People are constantly talking about children being the future but clutter their heads with trivia from the...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

James Wesley Chester ·
I this forum was again of very high quality. I was, surprisingly, impressed with the quality of Harry Belafonte's comments. He has always been an impressive speaker. I have not always been impressed with what he had to say. I noted that later on the scheduling notice of C-SPAN2 that he and Walter What's-his-name, the author of 'Devil With the Blue Dress' will be on a 7 p.m. with discussion on an African American, or 'black' political party. What I didn't like was that they were, except Harry...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Yemaya ·
The first article I read of Dr Akbar's was his essay called "Rhythmic Patterns in African Personality". That was quite a handful. Some things I must admit I have to read twice to get the gist of what the author is talking about, especially since I don't have a background in psychology. I also read about Dr. Akbar, how I first became aware of him in Nathan McCall's book "Makes Me Wanna Holler". That was when I really began to track him down and find out what kind of work he did. I really...
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Re: Movie: What If The SOUTH Had Won?

jazzdog ·
There is a Science Fiction series that I read thats based on alternative reality in which the civil war is basically a draw and a seperate Confederated States co-exists with the North. In the series the two countries fight a on and hot battle from the civil war all the way up to WWI where the south sides with Germany and the North with the rest of the allies. In between the North invades Canada for supporting the south and puts down a Mormon rebellation in Utah thats taken advantage of the...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Oshun Auset ·
Melesi, Aristotle was educated in the Egyptian mystery system. The Greek 'greats' all gave credit in their own works to where and from whom they attained their knowledge from. In fact they legitimized themslelves by associating themselves with the Egyptians. White supremacist re-writes/editing of history likes to leave that part out of what they teach in the mis-education system. They have to leave out the African origins to justify exploiting oppressing the very people they learned...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: The Dual Theology Heresy of John Hagee!!!

BOMANI ·
http://www.blessedquietness.com/journal/housechu/hagee.htm JOHN HAGEE Who is this Man? JOHN HAGEE IN CHARISMATIC ORBIT- Dr. John Hagee is a bestselling author and pastor of the 17,000-member charismatic Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. He was an NRB '98 speaker and has an honorary degree from Oral Roberts University. He is pictured in the 8/00 Charisma-along with Oral Roberts, Benny Hinn, T.D. Jakes, and Kenneth Copeland-as a speaker for Creflo Dollar's International Covenant Ministries...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

EbonyRose ·
Racial Violence Behind Bars - Time For Straight Talk Between the Black and Latino Communities By Anthony Asadullah Samad The violence that has taken place between Black and Latino inmates in the Los Angeles (and now Riverside and San Bernadino) County Jails has caused both the black and Latino communities to take inventory of their relationship. Future relations will require candor, honesty and some historical reflection that has allowed them to peacefully co-exist for 500 years. Black...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
oshun, You mean George James' 1954 book that says that Aristotle took from the library at Alexandria philosophical works that he copied and claimed as his own? That George James? Would it make any difference to know that the city of Alexandria was a Greek city (there is that name, you know) founded after Alexander's conquest of Egypt? That Alexander was a student of Aristotle, and therefore Aristotle was older than he was--older enough that he died thirty years before the library was...
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Re: One Man Battling the Democratic Party

1milehi ·
http://adeebafolami.com/archives/2006/perryman2.html
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I strongly disagree. Those are passive examples of particpation. We need to do much, much, more. The vanguards of the current system need to be out of business. Education is a political event and true educational reform has to be sponsored by the masses. Public school systems in the United States were born from the need to provide the nation with a constant labor force primarily made up of whites. As this nation moved from an agrarian society to a nation where goods were mass produced,...
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Re: Too Much Sex?

Rowe ·
Sex is derived from sexus. Sexus means to cut off, separate, take a part of and amputate. The full meaning of sex was understood in African society. And according Dr. Llaila O. Afrika, author of African Holistic Health , sex is part of the Tree of Life. Sexual abuse cuts off life. Animals and plants that have excessive sex have short lifespans. Fruit trees that produce large crops year afer year have short lifespans. In men, excessive ejaculation of sperm causes impotency, weakens thinking,...
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

Fine ·
The White Supremacy operative is "well" understood by many here, including the author. However.... I firmly believe we do not have a full grasp of the hidden aspects that relate to the projection, repression, and regressive nature of this cultural group.... We do in fact "fully value our beautiful black brothers, 4ever! -- His worth spans thru black antiquity.
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

Faheem ·
This is the second most e-mailed and read article on the WSJ website this month, Who Got Into College? In an Unusually Competitive Year, Some Schools Sought Passion; Others Went for Tuba Players By ANNE MARIE CHAKER April 13, 2006; Page D1 Who did get in this year? The question is haunting thousands of high-school seniors who are reeling from rejections in recent weeks. In one of the most competitive admissions seasons ever, Stanford, Brown and other top schools faced record numbers of...
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Re: Who is the BEST African American Actor?

FireFly ·
I must say I like Don Cheadle and Denzel Washington for their acting and diversity of films - so they share my vote. And let's not forget James Earl Jones for his prolific career and talents. (I also like Jamie Foxx and Lawrence and Wesley to varying degrees) While hunting around on the World-Wide-Waste-Of-Time, I also came across this rather interesting sounding man!! I haven't seen any of his films but he was obviously a Renaissance Man with a lot of talent and flair and substance. What an...
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Re: Discrimination against Haitian migrants and their descendants in the Dominican Republic

Yemaya ·
Interesting comment by the author of this report " Large numbers of those deposited at isolated border posts had spent decades, if not their entire lives, in the DR and no longer had any links with Haiti. Some were dark-skinned Dominicans, deported simply because they looked Haitian ." What does Haitian look like?? African?? So the Dominican government is deporting people because they look African ?? If that's not racist, I don't know what else would qualify. Again this has been going on for...
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Re: Who is the BEST African American Actor?

nayo ·
from wikipedia.com Ira Aldridge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Ira Aldridge as Mungo in The Padlock, 1820s or 1830sIra Frederick Aldridge (1807–1867) was an American stage actor. He was born in New York City to Reverend Daniel and Luranah Aldridge on July 24, 1807. Aldridge attended the African Free School in New York City. His early "education" in theater included viewing plays from the high balcony of the Park Theatre, New York's leading theater of the...
 
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