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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: Rank The Terms

umbrarchist ·
Black-------------Short, to the point, Anglo-Saxon Spade-------------You left this out, my handle used to be Knave of Spades Spook-------------I hear this so rarely it is more funny than anything else African-----------A White person born and raised in Africa should know more about Africa than I do Colored-----------Same as people of color with fewer syllables Negro-------------Only KneeGrows try to use this as an insult now Minority----------Meaningless White perspective. They are just...
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Re: Rank The Terms

ma'am ·
It's according to for who. If we are referring to me. . . Black Negro - Controversial, sure. But I find this term empowering. It reminds me of the Renaissance and progressive Black organizations. People of color - Very useful term Minority - Useful, although weird to use. Especially when referring to people in places where POC are majorities African American Colored - Antiquated, yet, eh African Nigger, coon, spook and all other offensive epithets don't belong on my list If I were African...
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Re: DNA Used to Trace African Lineage...

ZAKAR ·
so all of those negroes, who cry i dont know where im from in africa, can now get a simple swab and it will be matched to a living relative on the continent through DNA matchin, i saw an excellent documentary on this on LINK TV,so i think it should be given to all people of african decent.When you can identify a specific people and group that you know one of your family members came from is a liberating feeling.
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
US may press Africa on GMOs By Shapi Shacinda Wed Feb 8, 10:35 AM ET The U.S. may push Africa to accept gene-altered (GMO) food now that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled the EU broke rules by barring GMO foods and seeds, but Africans vowed on Wednesday to resist. "We do not want GM (genetically modified) foods and our hope is that all of us can continue to produce non-GM foods," Zambian Agriculture Minister Mundia Sikatana told Reuters in Lusaka. "The decision by the WTO does...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
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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: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

ZAKAR ·
I think a better way to phrase this question is to simply ask, Are you an assimilationist, or Nationalist? What have we gained so far in this country? is it worth the price our ancestors paid? what would africa be like today if it hadnt been depopulated for Europes advancement. How does our participating in this European Capitalist system benifit us. By benifiting us in this country help our brothers and sistas on the continent or the rest of the african diaspora.If there was land available...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

James Wesley Chester ·
I believe that respect will nost greatly enhanced when we recognize ourselves, we Americans of unknown African ancestry, as the ethncity we are, and the ancestral nationality we have. African America. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

ZAKAR ·
No we shouldnt impose ourselves anywere, but we should begin to travel abroad study abroad , especially in Africa.I have many friends from all over the continent of Africa and the biggest problem between us is propaganda. Most brothers and sistas i know from the continent, deep down have a lot a of for africans in america and the diaspora. Once we begin to dig up our history , study who we are relate to our own the walls of ignorance will crumble. We are an african people you can hyphenate...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

James Wesley Chester ·
I see your point. A major result of reestablishing our ancestral nationality will be parity status as a participating member in Pan-Africanism. We simply 'unclaimed orphans' participating simply because we are 'black'. That is an insult to ourselves. Reesstablishing our relationship with the nations of Africa must, not should, be as a freestanding ethnicity unique in our own right. African American. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

ZAKAR ·
let be real, Africans in America are but a small part of the African diaspora, until we look at it in a more globally context we will never be able to address our needs. There is nothing wrong with a Pan African approach to African Studies, just because it takes africans in america out of center stage doesnt mean we will be forgotten, no matter how you put it Africans in america play a pivital role in the over all develpment of african studies\but so does the carribean, central and sout...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
Who is "they"?---Fagunwa 'They' is all those who constantly tell us we wrong to claim African America, and not limit ourselves to Africa. 'They' is all those who would, and some are trying, to diminish the standing of African America in African American Studies programs in our educational institutions. 'They' know who 'they' are. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

ZAKAR ·
I hope you didnt interpret what I said as wanting to deminish African Americans in the African American Studies Department because it couldnt be further from the truth. I just simply state that just by ignoring our history before we came to the US is not gonna help anyone, and wanting to isolate our problems here in America as local when its all in a global context. Epecially with the type of Economy the World is moving into. It would be much benifical to teach our children all our history...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
Those pioneers who started the blacK studies movement had a focus on africa and our africaness as well as our contributions here in the US---ZAKAR You are more likely to be right about that than I in that I have never had a course in that program. Still I would have thought those programs would have been first focused on African America, then the relationship with the history related to Africa. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

ZAKAR ·
If we as blacks supported our Black colleges more and pushed to change the dynamics and cirriculum of these institutions so that they designed to improve the conditions of the masses of black peopl we wouldnt be having this problem. Europeans are not gonna teach you have to beat them, or to challenge the status quo, so if you go to school expecting thats are really crazy. Basically they designed colleges to support the system not challenge it Imagine if black colleges taught about true...
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Re: our love of diamonds..

umbrarchist ·
Frontline did a documentary on PBS about the diamond trade in 1994. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/programs/transcripts/1209.html The bottom line is the whole diamond business is built on psychological delusion. DIAMONDS ARE NOT RARE! Before the European invasion of Africa the palefaces got their diamonds from India. The discovery of the huge supply of diamonds in Africa could have, and should have, collapsed the price of diamonds. But the people controlling the supply wouldn't want...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

Fagunwa ·
They are everyone who doesn't agree with you. Because someone does not share your opinion they must want to "diminish african americans". Perhaps some of "us who are "they" just have a different opinion than you do and wish you no diminished status or harm in any way.
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

4YAINFO ·
From the above news posting it stands that those beatings or murders were based on ROBBERY and NOT ethnic hate crime. I've ofter wondered if AA's visiting any nation in Africa , the Caribbean or South America were attacked by the indigenious population would be reported as a regular street crime or as ethnic hate crime ?
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

Oshun Auset ·
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Re: Could You Handle Instant Wealth?

Black Viking ·
My Results: The Frugal Shopper You spent $520000! You are the Frugal Shopper - A cashier's worst nightmare that only goes to discount outlets and clips coupons for every grocery item they buy. Gold diggers would love to hook up with you...if they can get past being your coupon-clipping bitch. You only spent about half or less of your new found wealth. You don't have to keep your money in a bank or stocks in order to make money. If you buy a really nice home, it can build equity and is an...
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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: Could You Handle Instant Wealth?

HonestBrother ·
Move over Black Viking The Frugal Shopper You spent $450000! You are the Frugal Shopper - A cashier's worst nightmare that only goes to discount outlets and clips coupons for every grocery item they buy. Gold diggers would love to hook up with you...if they can get past being your coupon-clipping bitch. You only spent about half or less of your new found wealth. You don't have to keep your money in a bank or stocks in order to make money. If you buy a really nice home, it can build equity...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

BanjiGirl ·
First of all white people did NOT end slavery as an act of benevolence. They ended slavery when it was no longer profitable for them. By the 1830s plantation slavery was no longer profitable for slave masters. The new form of slavery "colonialism" was the new avenue of wealth. Mother England led the colonialization process. In other words enslave the "black bastards" in their native lands instead of spending good money to ship them to America to work impoverished plantations. Let them...
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Re: A list of Black Designers

Rowe ·
Admittedly I don't know that much about men's clothes, but have you tried Jos. A. Bank , Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, or Kenneth Cole's Mens Line? I know Brooks Brothers is a bit pricy, but I think the other stores sell clothing that is affordable? You may even try asking the other male residents, who are limited in their budgets, where do they buy their work attire. Hope this helps.
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Re: For Black Conservatives

UppityNegress ·
I've heard that theory before, EP, and no doubt some Black neocons do fall into that category. However, I do try to give people te benefit of the doubt. It's unlikely that all or even most of them actually believe their are inferior, even subconsciously, I think. Honestly, I see no reason why a Black neocon wouldn't jump on the chance to create a self-sufficient kibbutz in Africa. It gives them the chance to put all of their rhetoric into action, which would serve as the biggest STFU to all...
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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: Mathematic Knowledge of Ancient Africa

Khalliqa ·
Yes... This is one of my favorites sites.....! Peace, Virtue
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Re: Mathematic Knowledge of Ancient Africa

nayo ·
I've seen 'Cosmic Africa' on cable several times. I learned about the Dogon years ago, and saw something recently about them on 'Ripley's Believe It Or Not'. I would love to take a class /classes on just this/these topics.
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

BanjiGirl ·
Its basically due to ignorance. Black Americans have been so disconnected from Africa and what we were taught was basically negative. For example we were taught that Africa was a primitive backwards lands of voodoo-worshiping heathens and we should be "glad" that the benevolent white Christian slavemasters rescued our behinds from such a backwards heathenish place. Africa is still considered backwards and it's people mired in ignorance. And of course we were told that African physical...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

Oshun Auset ·
I'll do a furhter expose on that subject later(I'm short on time), but the attack on another thread stating something like the idea that you don't have an urge to reunite with 'those wo sold you' while you simultaneousely don't seem to have a problem being in a land controlled in every way by those who 'bought and exploited and continue to exploit and oppress us' is an example. I couldn't give a damn who likes me either, especially over the internet. The ending(or minimization of) systematic...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
Fitting in? How about for the larger purpose of our global liberation?---Oshun Auset I see 'global liberation' as you term it being a parity relationship among the people, the ethnicities, of the world. 'black' will not do that. 'Africa', continentally not the nations, will not do that. Our ethnicity as African Americans will do that. AND...that ethnicity will provide the foundation for a healthy relationship with the nations of Africa. For me, that is (global) liberation. All the 'other...
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Re: Stolen Legacy......

James Wesley Chester ·
virtue: The chronology of the lives of the philosophers clearly puts great question on who got what from whom when placed against the creation of the City of Alexandria. It is impossible however to believe the hard sciences of math, trig, and geometry, not to mention astronomy originated with the Greeks/Romans with the documented history of Africans staring you in the face. The non-African writers of history will change that history to best represent themselves. Particularly the history of...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Yemaya ·
I was glad to see Dr. Akbar too. I have to admit, although I am a strong sister, I have my weaknesses and issues and Dr. Akbar will definitely help you see the light. He's good like that. Have you gone to his page on Africa Within ?? I've been reading his works since 1999. I had to get out of some of my ways of thinking about myself and my brothers and sisters. I chose to use one of his quotes as my signature, that's how much I respect his works.
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
Oh yes, YEMAYA... But, thanks for the link. I'll have to revisit Africa Within. Any particular ideas (seminars, essays) of Akbar that were helpful to you?
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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: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

ZAKAR ·
We talk about economies going down if something happens to america, but because of americas economy many countries are forced to be poor. They are not allowed to put their goods on the global market and Africa for instance only participate in about 2% of global trade. So while it good times for european nations its hell for the poor countries of the World. What I think Minister Farakan was saying basically is lets be self sufficient create our own institutions sustain our own selves so that...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

kresge ·
Perhaps, but I think what Cornel was referring to is the reality of American hegemony. In light of this, can one be autonomous. I do not think so. We can talk about the economic resources of African Americans, but they are inextricably part of a network of political/economic power that Hardt and Negri refer to as Empire. This, again, is something I believe that nationalist do not understand. In a sense, the time of the nation state has passed. We have multinational corporation with earnings...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

ZAKAR ·
For one we can get serious about the education of our peoplep; children and adults.Design cirriculms that focus on the needs of our people inside a global construct. We can revamp the HBCU system so that it address our global needs. Create exchange progams and on the ground projects with countries in Africa and throughout the diaspora.Build Co-ops so we can begin to produce some of the goods and services we need. Invest globally in African infrastructure. Things like these are very...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Oshun Auset ·
Rome's knowledge was based on Greece. Greece stole/borrowed all of it's knowledge from KMT(Egypt/Africa) and perverted/twisted much of it because they were only students...hence X-tianity. The greek scholars/philosophers were actually KMTic school drop outs, they did not complete the 42 years of training and get baptized into the knowledge systems. Athens was originally a Kemetic/Kamau colony.
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Oshun Auset ·
Wow, Thanks for letting me know that you have been completely duped by the Eurocentric White supremacist educational system and their(the enemies) version of his-story. Yah, Greeks the ONLY rational culture...lol, now that's crazy!!! You really need to read more African authors. KMT was invaded and X-tianity guaranteed that it's temples and religion/philosophies were sacked and burned(after heavily being plagerized). Remember how the Moore's had to bring 'Greek' enlightenment to Europe...
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Re: Stolen Legacy......

Khalliqa ·
Peace and Blessings Mr. Chester, The sentiment above is expressed by Mary Lefkowitz the writer of "Not Out of Africa".... not her exact words, however....... When I'm reading history I like to get different points of view.... somewhere in the middle is the answer.... usually.... sometimes not.... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Mulatto Couple Produces Blonde, Blue Eyed White Child

Pace Tua ·
The results of the Human Genome Project, completed in 2003 and the HapMap project seem to contradict this statement. Some excerpts: By the Numbers: The human genome contains 3164.7 million chemical nucleotide bases (A, C, T, and G). The average gene consists of 3000 bases, but sizes vary greatly, with the largest known human gene being dystrophin at 2.4 million bases. The total number of genes is estimated at 30,000 "”much lower than previous estimates of 80,000 to 140,000 that had been...
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Re: Mulatto Couple Produces Blonde, Blue Eyed White Child

kresge ·
Great information!
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Re: Movie: What If The SOUTH Had Won?

Yemaya ·
I've heard of that book, jazzdog. At least I think. There's another very wierd one, where a group of Boers from South Africa go back in time and give the South weapons to win the Civil War. They ended up ending slavery anyway. A guy I was stationed with was reading the book. However, it seems as if there is an obsession with the Civil War in various forms of media.
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Re: Movie: What If The SOUTH Had Won?

jazzdog ·
I haven't read the book but on the cover it shows Robert Lee standing with a AK-47 automatic weapon which would have made a hell of a difference during the civil war.
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Re: DNA Used to Trace African Lineage...

msprettygirl ·
they aren't charging for the service, on their site they said they are so backed up with requests that they have had to direct people and or still directing incoming people who wish to have the test done to another organization that charges a fee but they themselves aren't charging but not taking on any new cases. truessence brung up a series on PBS that had a whole episode on this very subject. i saw the episode and it was really good. The interesting thing was henry louis gates jr.( the...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Fagunwa ·
Translation: Don't "you people" know that nothing in africa matches the angelic height europe reached? How could anything of value to europe (head bowed) have originated in africa?
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