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Re: Did You Know:

sunnubian ·
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/fund-anncmt.htm For above post.
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

Kuya Pat ·
As long as it's invested in an index fund of the appropriate type ie well diversfied past on a mathematical formula. That's why you have less costs for investing in say an index fund for NASDAQ or NYSE then a mutual fund for the same thing although both are essentially the same. One uses a mathematical division of the money thru say the top 500 companies on an exchange no matter what they are whereas with a mutual fund you have more money managers etc. As long as it's diversified enough a...
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

Kweli4Real ·
Information to combat the lies and half-truths. More to follow. Bush's "Piratization" of Social Security January 11, 2005 By Vermeer Bush is siccing the investor class on the worker class. Which are you? If you make more of your income from work than you earn from investments, you are part of the worker class; if you make most of your income from investments, you may be part of the investor class - unless, of course, you are retired and are no longer earning income from current labor.
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Re: Why Should We Just "Get Over It"?

MBM ·
The Case Against Reparations Sometimes a bad idea is so pregnant with mischief that it compels our attention. One such idea is now propelling a movement to secure reparations for American slavery. The seeming simplicity of this plea is truly seductive. In skeletal form the argument looks like this: Once upon a time some white people enslaved some black people; the institution of American slavery robbed "the black community" of its inheritance; the long years of servitude produced enduring...
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Re: Russell Simmons Eyed As New NAACP Prez

EbonyRose ·
Basically, I think it had to do with the fact that he came to the table with a lot of contacts from his time in the House of Representatives and was able to bring in some corporate sponsors and other individuals with money that would donate heftly at fund raisers and the like. He also made it a point to increase membership while he was there and they went from consistently running in the red to being more stably in the black! And he pretty much did it as his first order of business when he...
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Re: Support the troops....

EbonyRose ·
Kisongo ... let me try and explain a couple of the differences Jazzdog is talking about. First, please try to consider that in Angola and all around Africa and other countries, the government, it's army and police force worked to commit those attrocities against YOU ... their own citizens! While our government and military may go and commit and/or fund or otherwise sponsor crimes against humanity in other countries, we do not experience that here. Army soldiers do not come through our towns...
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Re: Support the troops....

AudioGuy ·
EbonyRose... you cannot be serious! The various police agencies are the domestic version of the military and they do kick in doors and kill people - Amadou Diallo ring a bell? Cointelpro sound familiar? LAPD rampart division?? Black men get stopped everyday for DWB (driving while Black) and some of those brothers get killed... by the police! What about the Haitian brother (name escapes me) in NYC who was taken into a bathroom and had a broom handle shoved up his butt, while at the police...
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

James Wesley Chester ·
''Social Security is a one-size-fits-all and it doesn't take into consideration changes because of income levels, gender, and many other things," said David John, who studies the issue at the conservative Heritage Foundation.---David John This quote from an analyst for the Heritage Foundation sums up the double-talk. Everyone has the same percentage of their paycheck withheld for Social Security contribution. The percentage is based on the same maximum number of dollars. Everyone does not...
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Re: Imperialism - Wars Without End

Oshun Auset ·
Central Africa, a catastrophe created by capitalism 2 December 1996 By the Editorial Board The impoverished states of Central Africa have once again become the scene of terrible human suffering. Barely two years after the slaughter in Rwanda claimed more than 1 million lives, new scenes of hunger, disease and mass flight are being broadcast around the world. Thousands have already died in the chaotic exodus across the borders of Zaire and Rwanda. Countless children have been separated from...
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Re: 30 NGOs Face Prosecution

Kweli4Real ·
Hmmm ... something like the faith-based organizations Bush wants to fund here.
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Re: Any Thoughts About The Schiavo Case?

herdswoman ·
Back in the days before all of this medical technology, a person in Terri's circumstances would have been kept comfortable, at home, with family around her. She would be unable to swallow and her family would love her and support her as God took her home. Today, it's just not like that at all. One of the most misunderstood concepts is that people who have severely diminished brain function and the terminally ill feel hunger and thirst like the rest of us. NOT TRUE! Yet we compare our concept...
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Re: REVOLUTION 2005+

sunnubian ·
1. Map out African America 2. Select our own community, state, regional and national leaders 3. Wage a campaign to buy/own every ounce of land in African America/predominately African America 4. Have our leaders solicit businesses/corporations, etc. that will set up shop in predominately African American communities/town, cities, that will create jobs 5. Take advantage of every government grant that is available to fund community, youth, and education projects 6. Raise funds for a national,...
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Re: REVOLUTION 2005+

MBM ·
Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!!!
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Re: REVOLUTION 2005+

James Wesley Chester ·
I too can accept sunnubian's 'Starter List.' 1. Map out African America O.K. This adopts the separatist solution of course, and I don't. Anyway... 2. Select our own community, state, regional and national leaders An initial 'Steering' or similarly named group would be need, of course. I agree. 3. Wage a campaign to buy/own every ounce of land in African America/predominately African America Excellent goal. The 'how' of it is an absolute bear. Most formidable would be to find 'willing'...
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Re: REVOLUTION 2005+

Nmaginate ·
I most certainly hope so but, IMO, when can't ignore how the White Supremacy dynamics skew the idea of Who Is Seeking/Achieving GREAT Things vs. Who Is Seeking/Achieving GOOD Things. And the ultimately thing is problematic in the sense that it is can be so gradual. That's why I think the "(S)Electing Our Own Leaders" idea is crucial. In so doing, we speed up our own self re-examination process (or rather institutionalize it), if nothing else. I guess it is a process of us reaching the...
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Re: REVOLUTION 2005+

MBM ·
I love it! It's a GREAT idea!!!
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Re: Straight ayes against the queer guys

ricardomath ·
Top Scout Pleads Guilty In Kid Porn Case by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff March 30, 2005 1:03 pm ET (Fort Worth, Texas) A former official of the Boy Scouts of America is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. Douglas Sovereign Smith Jr., 61, was accused of receiving images over the Internet of children engaging in sex acts. Smith who lives in Colleyville, near Fort Worth, remains free until sentencing July...
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Re: Slavery profits are aim of bill

Michael ·
************** SLAVERY REPARATIONS: A MISGUIDED MOVEMENT SLAVERY REPARATIONS: A MISGUIDED MOVEMENT Professor Peter H. Schuck Yale Law School JURIST Guest Columnist Let us stipulate -- because it is manifestly true -- that American slavery was a horrendous crime and a moral abomination. Let us further stipulate that this crime had countless victims and that their descendants still experience adverse effects today, seven generations later. Finally, stipulate that our society subscribes to an...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

Michael ·
SLAVERY REPARATIONS: A MISGUIDED MOVEMENT SLAVERY REPARATIONS: A MISGUIDED MOVEMENT Professor Peter H. Schuck Yale Law School JURIST Guest Columnist Let us stipulate -- because it is manifestly true -- that American slavery was a horrendous crime and a moral abomination. Let us further stipulate that this crime had countless victims and that their descendants still experience adverse effects today, seven generations later. Finally, stipulate that our society subscribes to an ideal of...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

IRONHORSE ·
back to the topic of ideal reparations--Firstly, I propose instead that the United States government mandate a series of grants that will allow all eligible blacks to go to a college, university or trade school of their choice. I think it would only be fair that only eligible blacks qualify for this educational funding since whites already benefit from pell grants, scholarships, and aid from the UNCF by going to HBCU's. I, for one would be very happy to have the government pay for my...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

IRONHORSE ·
You're right, Blaq, Germany and Japan were both breathing down our backs, and because you have the decency to simply ask, instead of acting like a rabid dog, like some of these Other people have done, I'll drop a little knowledge on you. The time period in which I'm referring to was around Holocaust time, just before WWII. I'll give you a quick story on what I'm talking about--there were a significant number of Jews that had escaped the Nazis, fleeing to neighboring countries that were...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

IRONHORSE ·
Okay, Nmurinate, you want to play, you worthless, spineless, dickless, panty liner-wearing, sniveling, two-faced, talking out of both sides of your mouth, pseudo-intellectual, hard-headed, dim-witted, immature, shiftless, complacent, homosexual tendencies having, novelty store, Zulu warrior ass son of a bitch? Let's play. I tried to be nice and put and end to this worthless conversation but since you want to make this personal, I can do this, much better than your kente cloth diaper wearing...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

blaqfist ·
You are a regular Eddie Murphy. Could you maybe give me an approximate time period of maybe 3-4 years? You did mention "just before" WW2. Hitler was killing Jews all through the war. Up until the very end of it as a matter of fact. That's a stretch ironhores (have you seen the Incredilbes? I am going to start calling you Elasti-Girl). I believe this is a figment of your imagination, why would; or how could a high ranking Japanese government official be able to pull this off? At the time...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

blaqfist ·
elasti-girl, elasti-girl, elasti-girl.... I hate to get of topic; but providing evidence for what you say, usually is the 1st topic covered in most college Debate & Argumentation classes; elasti-girl.... But I digress.. Providing a book review as your proof is a start (not a great one) but a start nonetheless. . Chiune Sugihara story is very compelling and I think I am going to buy this book, but you exaggerate the "impact" he made. There were German citizens, members of the Catholic...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

blaqfist ·
You will not beleive this ya'll.. elasti-girls "proof" that financier/banker Jacob Schiff funded the Japanese WW2 war machince is as full of crapp as she is.. He gave me a link from a white power web site. And it still did'nt prove his point.. Jacob Schiff gave the Russians money to fund the Bolshevik Revolution. According to this idiots own link... For the record elasti-girl WW2 & the Bolshevik Revolution were 2 different conlicts.
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Re: Ideal reparations.

blaqfist ·
Hear that erre'body? That is the sound of the truth being stretched. Well unfortunately I cannot find the place where you said that, but you just happened to use the two in the same paragraph w/ out making any distinctions. (My bad). That is a pretty good piece of rhetoric there iron azz, to be really general and not make any distinctions, kind of leaves the discussion open hungh? No one can really pin you down on anything. Pretty slick. "enter Japan, and thereby sail to a Dutch island".
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Re: Ideal reparations.

Michael ·
Hello Frenchy, Indeed, this is true. Felons lose many rights that the law abiding citizen take for granted. Although this reference is for Florida, many of the same issues are also exist in every state! "Well look who it is, 'ghostwhitey'. and still playin that 'some of my best friends are black' act and thinking you tight with 'the brothers'. Betcha you the guy who tells all his white friends he's more of a 'black' expert than they are." by sergeant .....and sergeant's analysis is very real...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

HeruStar ·
What one fails to realize is that AUTONOMY is neccessary. Dr. Martin Luther King and Thurgood would never have suggested taking an economic back seat. They spoke of not only subsisting, but thriving in this economy as equals. Iron, How will we fund stabilization? I can dig that. Come on man. You should have definitely put more thought into those considerations, before blurting out underdevoloped statements like this. First of all, to which connotative or colloquial perception of Black are...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

HeruStar ·
I think we should have a black electorate. The Reparations project should be one lump sum. A fund so to speak, that we govern over. We have the means and the intellectual resources to create our own bureaucratic black body politic, all we need is the funding. Yeah, some can say, why don't we just take our own money and throw it into a big "black" pot. I'd say, one we don't have enough, two, that's a socialist view, and three I'm not willing to count all the labor we put into this country as...
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Re: Ideal REPARATIONS II

Nmaginate ·
My Response to HIREZ: To add to that, another idea I previously spoke on here as yet another IDEAL.
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Re: Pseudo-Blackness

IRONHORSE ·
You crack me the fuck up, Nmaginate, because you don't even have the ability to "imagine" rationally. I've only skimmed your ideas for reparations as well as this bullshit you're talking about of creating black banks and businesses--if it were up to a fool like you, Nmaginate, our reparations would be spent before we saw one penny of it go into anything. Do you realize how many TRILLIONS of dollars it would take to start up, fund, and maintain all of these private black schools, black banks...
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Re: Pseudo-Blackness

Nmaginate ·
Do you realize how many TRILLIONS of dollars it would take to start up, fund, and maintain all of these private black schools, black banks and black lending institutions? ALL THESE... I never put a number to it. Reparations "money" have to enter somewhere. REPARATIONS are in TRILLIONS of dollars. BLACK BANKS already exist. Black schools already exist, etc., etc. Again, I put no number on anything in terms of quantity WHEN or WHERE. In fact, I've said it is a PROCESS and in terms of schools...
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Re: Ideal REPARATIONS II

HeruStar ·
Firstly, Nmaginate "Starter Capital" is definitely an ideal that I can me motivated to concur with. But "Black control of Black taxes" is a bit harsh IMO. I advocated Black control of the reparations fund, which as I stated should be a reasonable sum substantial enough to create EQUAL opportunities. Black control of taxes that help all Americans doesn't even sit well. I'd like to dwell on one concept at a time. Felon Reorientation. I believe reparations should be an flash explosion for the...
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Re: Ideal REPARATIONS II

Nmaginate ·
HERU, I guess I was right not to regard you as someone genuinely wanting to make HONEST and INTELLIGENT comments and, implicitly suggested, a legitimate exchange -- i.e. this should go both ways is some type of mutual call and response. How come you didn't address this? ...tell me what's problematic, "doesn't sit well" when it comes to PROPORTIONAL, pluralistic DEMOCRACY? How is that anti-thetical to "helping" ALL Americans? Again, if there's a word or concept there you don't understand,...
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Re: Ideal REPARATIONS II

IRONHORSE ·
I'm still sitting here, thinking to myself, "This motherfucker, Nmaginate, still hasn't accepted the fact that he wants support from C.U.R.E. to get reparations." See, you can't trust a motherfucker like, Nmaginate--he's the kind of negro black people have be hornswaggled and bamboozled by back in the 60's--negroes walking around starting up fake ass revivals, trying to raise money to fund the trip back to Africa. After the negro got all the money he wanted and skipped town, you never saw...
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Re: Wachovia Acknowledges Ties to Slavery

MBM ·
Another look at how conservatives frame the Wachovia action. Does anyone have any thoughts about the highlighted argument? National Legal and Policy Center Rips Wachovia Slavery Apology WASHINGTON, June 2 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), criticized Wachovia, the nation's fourth largest bank, for yesterday making an apology for its predecessor banks' links to slavery. The apology accompanied a report that Wachovia commissioned in...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Kevin41 ·
**Once again..get your facts straight......you never know what the f-k you are talking about..Mike has given plenty of money to black causes and has expressed himself as being a black man many times...no matter what the f-k jealous azz people say in circles......read below and see why like dymally and emmitt till and many other things....you have no credibility and therefore are never taken serious...it is too easy to prove that you say shit you cannot substantiate....... Charitable...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

henry38 ·
And may the good Lord reward all his efforts. God bless MJ. I believe I and many right hearted people around the globe are eternally grateful to God for giving us such a man for he has done so much to bring sunshine and happiness to many in the world with his talent and love.
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Re: Senators insult African Americans

Kevin41 ·
It is funny how people will rail on black preachers but never mention preachers in general with their schemes such as Jim and Tammy Fae, Oral Roberts and others....but white is right and black will always give you flack. The kicker is....no one will talk about W who lied to start a war....defends the WMD and Osama theories like a Lofton (can't prove shit) and has had over 1700 americans killed and used 200 billion dollars that was once a surplus that could have been used for the medical...
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Re: Attempt to revive reparations suit dismissed

James Wesley Chester ·
I hope the plaintiffs will ultimately be successful. The judge (Norgle) said a lot of true things even though he didn't know 'involuntary servitude' was banned in the 'rule of law' in 1865 rather than 1868. This surprised me: 'Attorneys for the slave descendants say they want to use any damages to create a fund that would be administered under court supervision to help correct problems in the black community.' Why would they want the court, of all agencies, to preside of the administration...
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Re: Attempt to revive reparations suit dismissed

Michael ·
"Attorneys for the slave descendants say they want to use any damages to create a fund that would be administered under court supervision to help correct problems in the black community." ....more malarkey Yah, right, who are they trying to fool..... .........Other than squander, play games, be deceitful, and treasonous many of these individuals, pertaining to our own Black leaders, attorneys, etc., etc., haven't done much with the resources they have at their disposal.
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Kevin41 ·
yeah...AA is a joke but it got your azz off of the street.....expanded the black middle class and allowed inclusion in professional sectors....anyone against this is basically glad their parents lived under jim crow......and it is not meant to help criminals such as yourself Lofton....you place blame on everyone for your shortcomings....but some of this had to be your doing.....no one is arrested, homeless and have their family split up all for nothing...something brought all of this...
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Re: Clarence Thomas as Chief Justice

MBM ·
You need to read their perspective on the issue. They believe that our interests are best served by focusing the act.
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Re: Clarence Thomas as Chief Justice

sunnubian ·
This voucher scam is just another way for the rich, and the racists in America to be able to afford to send their children to private schools at the expense of the REAL taxpayers, the working class; it serves two folds: have taxpayers pay for re-segregation efforts under the guise of school choice vouchers, and have even the lower middle class and working poor taxpayers fund educating America's riches and wealther children. Wouldn't it make more sense to spend the money ear marked for...
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Re: Clarence Thomas as Chief Justice

James Wesley Chester ·
Apparently there is not to be any defense/support for holding up the position of the petitioners on VRA Extension. I will expand my reasons for dissatisfaction, anyway, for the 'greater good.' The rationale of the petitioners offered to explain, if not to justify, pursuit of temporary protection by the VRA. 'Although some people question whether the Voting Rights Act should be made permanent or should apply uniformly throughout the nation, civil rights lawyer Ted Stephens, Director Counsel...
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Re: Clarence Thomas as Chief Justice

MBM ·
I have not anywhere made this claim. I merely said that schools were "underfunded". 1) Schools that use old, tattered books and antiquated equipment etc., as well as pay their teachers ridiculously low salaries are "underfunded". How can taking resources out of these already "underfunded" schools do anything but hurt them? 2) Yes - if the construction of the school were done under the same tax base (i.e. without the addition of new tax money to fund the construction). So what? You talked...
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Re: Clarence Thomas as Chief Justice

Kevin41 ·
MBM, Thanks for rebutting CF's limited vague rhetoric on Affirmative Action. AA is responsible for a large blakc middle class that did not exist previously.....according to the JBHE materials, the number of blacks enrolled in college DOUBLED between 1985-2000, and the decrease and increase in black college enrollment and professional inclusion ALWAYS coincides with the implementation or repeal of AA programs. sunnubian said it best: This voucher scam is just another way for the rich, and the...
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Re: NAACP Chair Renews Attack on Conservatives

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Yes I am very familiar with the NAACP Legislative Report card. I laugh at it each year that it comes out. My donations to the UNCF and Urban League put me on the NAACP mailing list. I also laugh each year that Julian Bond sends out his "NAACP Opinion Poll". Of course it is multiple choice with a long list of SLANTED questions. They just so happen to have a donation card at the end of the poll with a message to the effect of "Help us stop the radical right wing from taking away the civil...
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Re: NAACP Chair Renews Attack on Conservatives

James Wesley Chester ·
Not only do they oppose it with the addition of Section 4 J(a)(8) which terminates it, but they do not do the same for 18-year olds nor women. Both piggybacked on the law to protect their right to vote. The list of people ia almost endless. Ronald Reagan initially proposed in 1982 to the Senate that the section be terminated. Bush I was Vice-President Orrin Hatch R-Ut along with [B]Jesse Helms R-NC concocted the section in 1982 Today: Hilary Shelton Chief of the Baltimore Branch of the NAACP...
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Re: Anti-Gay Arson Terrorist Attack on UCC Church

kresge ·
Referring to MLK, here are some of the things that Coretta Scott King has said about the relationship between the gay and black civil rights: Coretta Scott King: Homophobia Same as Racism Make Room At The Table for Lesbian and Gay People Coretta Scott King, speaking four days before the 30th anniversary of her husband's assassination, said Tuesday the civil rights leader's memory demanded a strong stand for gay and lesbian rights. "I still hear people say that I should not be talking about...
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