Skip to main content

Tagged With "Race and immigration protests"

Reply

Re: Bush Spit Cost Us

ThaWatcher ·
"Or do you find this particular observance of slain soldiers objectionable merely because it is authored by a black person and features black sacrifices?" I find this so-called "observance" objectionable because you're using a US soldier to protest the actions of the US military. I also find it objectionable because your intent is not to commemorate the lives of these people, your intent is bash the president (just look at the title). IMO, you dishonor their memory....
Reply

Re: Bush Spit Cost Us

NSpirit ·
LOL, your historical and cultural ignorance astounds me. Does your silly ass not know the cache` of songs, poems, books, and speeches about war in american,british, irish, and african countries were created by someone bemoaning the loss of soldiers, protesting the waste of human lives, and questioning the need for war? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL your true colors are showing... You say nothing about centuries of Arabic, Greek, Roman, British, Irish, American, and African...
Reply

Re: How do you define ....

Our Empowerment ·
Rep. Rowe: My definition of "Speaking Truth to Power" is someone, especially one without direct power, indicating to someone else that they perceive, or who has actual power, their will or desire. A civil protest march or rally is a great example of ˜speaking truth to power', but it could also be written petitions, and/or phone calls as well. However, once one secures power and wants to secure more power they should use strategies akin to ˜power struggles' rather than ˜speaking truth to...
Reply

Re: How do you define ....

Rowe ·
Reply to Empowerment: Empowerment: My definition of "Speaking Truth to Power" is someone, especially one without direct power, indicating to someone else that they perceive, or who has actual power, their will or desire. A civil protest march or rally is a great example of ˜speaking truth to power', but it could also be written petitions, and/or phone calls as well. Rowe: I mean no disrespect. However, "Speaking Truth To Power" especially when it concerns African Americans soliciting...
Reply

Re: Black Sites That Are Owned by Whites

OutOfTIme2008 ·
Since I am many people were not watching BET at the time of Bob Johnson's ownership, I cannot say for sure that the present day disrepectful practices were in place. But I have heard this, and so for the moment I will take your word that this is true. But regardless of what was going on then, the problem present day protestors are having is with what is going on today. Perhaps if the same people had become aware or had the time or inclination back then, they would have started the protest...
Reply

Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
Racism is treating people differently because of the race or culture to which they belong. In the last 500 years the 'white' race conquered and occupied much of the world and saw the people that they defeated as heathens and as inferior. One of the things that was considered inferior was their religion and following on after the soldiers came the missionaries. Over the last 50 years there has been a growing awareness by the western Christian church that racism has been part of its history.
Reply

Re: I love the men of the Nation of Islam

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi Black women here is just one quick source analyzing the SECURITY FORCE OF NOI. I didn't have time to get the archives from NOI which tell the truth about how our tax dollars were not allowed to go to NOI. However, here is a source analyzing NOI and the security forces black men sought to establish to curb violence in our neighborhood. Mind you, it's just a source, for the real deal I'll put NOI's own words up next week so you can see for yourself what really happened.
Reply

Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Nmaginate ·
Would you explain that? What that schism is? I don't see either set as mutually exclusive. And do you really think it was "safe" for a Black man to preach anything anywhere in America that "threatened" White America? Perhaps this should move you beyond rhetoric:Now what did you expect for Malcolm X to do? Move to the South and "pick fights" with the Klan to prove his manhood? Let's be real. He traveled around the world, North, South, East and West "practicing what he preached"... I would...
Reply

Re: She used to do what??

ricardomath ·
OK, feel free not to answer the question about the art class if you feel that there's too much of an agenda there. OK, you found me out. You've seen through my masquerade. What gave me away? Actually, I haven't had all that much interraction with Sergeant (a. k. a. Mountain), but you do realize that he's a white Protest Whinier, and not really from this forum, don't you? I thought that you could sniff out white posters masquerading as black? As for Lofton, I met him on another forum, and he...
Reply

Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Yssys (Guest) ·
I was snowed in this weekend, so I'm just getting to the board after a hiatus. This is an interesting topic. I am one of those people who admires Malcolm X and I must say, there are more people in the Black community who grew up listening about MX at home rather than Martin here in the Northeast. I would be willing to bet that many of our white friends who visit us would say that they like Martin much better. He makes them feel good about themselves, he didn't pour too much truth out on...
Reply

Re: Brown vs. Bd. of Education: 50 Yrs. Later

sunnubian ·
I guess I am one that is critical of it. All I have seen from all of this intergration is the destruction of African American schools and communities all across the country, especially in the south. Where I live, every since intergration, there has been only one black school built in this county and it was one that was already in the process of being built when this decision was handed down. Since, they have closed down every black school except that one and have rebuilt every school in...
Reply

Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

sunnubian ·
Meaning of Place Name: Lynchburg, Virginia Lynchburg, Virginia: From the original patentee, John Lynch, brother of Charles Lynch, the reputed originator of what is known as "Lynch Law." Lynch Law in America By Ida B. Wells-Barnett in 1900 Related Resources "¢ Ida B. Wells"¢ Lynching"¢ Lynch Law in Georgia OUR country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob. It represents the cool,...
Reply

Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

sunnubian ·
Huey, It seems to me to be equivalent to the image of "welfare" being painted black. When in reality, the majority of beneficiaries of America's welfare and all other social programs are white, as long as they can paint a black face on it they are sure to have no questions, protest of an end to it. So, as long as they have the image of Affirmative Action painted black, there will be no questions or protest of its ending, because as long as politics and propaganda has made it appear that the...
Reply

Re: Boycott Cold Mountain

mocove ·
yeah...would this kat (dellums ~ any relation to the rep or actress?) be singing the praises of protest if tagged as the lead with 000,000...contract? where's denzel, oprah, will smith and the other so-called "power brokers" of hollywood? fvck film! check out an august wilson's theatricality in a town or coming near you. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
Reply

Re: Boycott Cold Mountain

nayo ·
No less apt, you should protest this at 'stormfront.com.
Reply

Re: Hmmmmm....MARS or RACIAL EQUALITY.

00Negro ·
ricardomath, Math grad student 'eh? that's insane. Who did you work with? they protest sometimes on charles st. anti-war and what not, but nothing serious. Never been 2 the APL, but i've met some recruiters Never heard of Muller, Brody is Prez i think? and i think Sogge or Minicozzi heads up math dept. www.math.jhu.edu Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. -Napoleon Bonaparte
Reply

Re: President, greeted by protestors, lays wreath at King tomb

Yssys (Guest) ·
I saw that on TV and what a disgrace, Bush should've been protested. The NAACP organized the protest. I don't say I much blame them. Neither party has responded to the NAACP's or the CBC's requsts to meet with the president. And since Bush has been in office he has done nothing but try to pull the wool over the eyes of many in our community. This visit to the King memorial is a prime example. He should meet with the NAACP and the CBC as per their requests and address some of the concerns...
Reply

Re: President, greeted by protestors, lays wreath at King tomb

EbonyRose ·
This is an update to yesterday's story. Bush's Atlanta visit marked by protests Wreath-laying ceremony part of a two-city swing into South ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) --About 400 protesters lined the street across from the King Center in Atlanta as President Bush laid a wreath at the tomb of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to commemorate the 75th birthday of slain civil rights leader Thursday. Carrying signs and chanting to rhythms pounded from conga drums, members of the crowd resisted efforts...
Reply

Re: Happy Birthday MLK

Prophetessofrage ·
THE NEGRO AND THE CONSTITUTION By Martin L. King Jr Negroes were first brought to America in 1620 when England legalized slavery both in England and the colonies and America; the institution grew and thrived for about 150 years upon the backs of these black men. The empire of King Cotton was built and the southland maintained a status of life and hospitality distinctly its own and not anywhere else. On January 1, 1863 the proclamation emancipating the slaves which had been decreed by...
Reply

Re: First a Wallet, then a Phone and Now a CD.... all of these things look like guns.

Faheem ·
Great question Noah, I think I will go ask the Protest Warriors, I am sure they have an answer. Check your PM.. ------------------------- "We got to organize ourselves, We got to mobilize and there can't be no confusion in our collective solution, If not for ourselves, then for our kids, because we know who our enemy is!" DPZ "for the hood" More to come later! Your Brother Faheem
Reply

Re: Blacks and Guns

Vox ·
The founders were interested in preventing the government from raising a "standing army," which was an army of lifetime professionals loyal to the interests of those in power, who would fight for those interests even at the expense of the interests of the masses. In England, the King's standing army and the militia were comprised of people from the highest classes. These were the people who benefitted from the same system that benefitted the king. Specifically, the standing army was...
Reply

Re: Internet Abuzz With Push for 'Not One Damn Dime Day' on Jan. 20

ThaWatcher ·
LOL...another so-called protest that generates media attention but little change. But I have to admit, the title is catchy These "don't buy for a day" protests are very inneffective. Whatever people don't buy on the 20th, will be made up for with purchases on the 21st.
Reply

Re: Internet Abuzz With Push for 'Not One Damn Dime Day' on Jan. 20

ThaWatcher ·
Does anyone have any stories to share about the Not one dime day protest?
Reply

Re: Condoleezza Rice is "anti-black" and an apologist for "white sins"

EbonyRose ·
Govt. Crackdown Sows Fear in Zimbabwe Thu Jan 20, 2:16 AM ET By ANGUS SHAW, Associated Press Writer HARARE, Zimbabwe - A government crackdown on dissent is deepening Zimbabwe's climate of fear ahead of parliamentary elections due in March. Security forces shut down bars and businesses perceived as hotbeds of opposition. Police punish a careless remark about the nation's autocratic leader with a stint in jail. Undercover cops eavesdrop on conversations in cafes and buses. "What we are seeing...
Reply

Re: Support the troops....

EbonyRose ·
Oh most definitely, OA ... you're absolutely right! My problem is that, in this particular instance, it was directed at the members of this board. And my personal opinion here is that the majority of the members here DO understand the BS that the government and the media try to feed to us ... way more so than the general American populous. I mean, let's face it ... 50% of the voting public re-elected GeeDub. And 50% didn't. Why in the hell those that did did what they did is a mystery I will...
Reply

Re: I WAS THE ONLY ONE.

Diamond ·
Well I must confess, I am a mature Black woman who has participated in protest marches during the last 60's early 70's. Unfortunately, I missed the part in the "I am Black By-laws" where "Lift Every Voice" is the unverisally accepted Negro National Athem. I'm just starting to stand for the "Star Spangle Banner" because for years as a direct effect of the civil rights movement I would not stand for the pledge of allegiances or the national athem. So, maybe this is why no one stood for "Lift...
Reply

Re: 2005 Million Man March

Nmaginate ·
Interesting... Furthermore, the success of the protest movement has been due not so much to the strategy of its leaders as to the unity of the people themselves, for "it was the people who moved the leaders, not the leaders who moved the people." The quote is from MLK. The truth behind the assertion is irrefutable. Our concepts of what is before us are too convoluted and often contradictory. We say we want certain things but we really don't either know what it takes to get them or are less...
Reply

Re: L.A. Police Revise Car-Shooting Policy

Michael ·
Funny how the Black community, specifically ambulance chasing Attorney Johnny Cochran, Poverty Pimping Danny Bakewell, a barrage of Black elected leaders, etc., are in mass about the killing of a young underage Black male driver by the LAPD, yet in Black on Black criminal activity ambulance chasing Attorney Johnny Cochran, Poverty Pimping Danny Bakewell, the so-called Black elected leadership, the usual community activists are as silent as silent can get, more likely missing in inaction.
Reply

Re: Perverted Trends of Gangster / Criminal Lifestyles are Ravaging Black Culture...

Oshun Auset ·
We are oppressed and exploited. Until we are no longer under such conditions our youth shouldn't be fed a diet of ignorance. Can an oppressed and exploited people afford to have major propoganda shoved down our throats every day? The results in our youth should tell you the answer. Do you remember "edutainment"? What happened to that aspect of Hip-hop? Ever wonder where it went or why? Our conditions haven't gotten any better as a people since hip-hop started so what caused the change in the...
Reply

Re: Perverted Trends of Gangster / Criminal Lifestyles are Ravaging Black Culture...

EbonyRose ·
What I guess I'm trying to say is that the people already have the power. There is strength in numbers. It is how out Civil Rights Movement got pushed through to the success it did. A whole bunch of Black people mobilized, initiated protest and protested until they got what they wanted. The stood behind strong, Black leadership that had their best interest at heart. Now, if the people of Africa, instead of having Black African pig leaders as dictators, could find socially and morally rich...
Reply

Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

blackoutloud ·
ER I welcome your constructive criticism and curiosity, in my free moments I have spent this day formulating a response to your questions. Forgive me as I have a few things to say before I get to your request. In essence, the points I am about to present characterize both the economics and politics of the hip-hop generation, which I might add includes all of today's young people, not just hip-hop artists. My initial interest in replying to your response has heightened after reading Kresge's...
Reply

Re: No Child Left Behind Underfunding Spurs NEA Suit Against Bush Administration

Kevin41 ·
* To think they were serious when they voted for bush in the first place...it is sad when your OWN thinking causes YOU problems........ Inside the Revolt Over Bush's School Rules The reddest of all states is leading the charge against No Child Left Behind By AMANDA RIPLEY/ SALT LAKE CITY, SONJA STEPTOE/ SALT LAKE CITY Most Americans don't know about the Utah War of 1857-58. President James Buchanan sent thousands of federal troops into the desert to install his own, non-Mormon Governor. The...
Reply

Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

ricardomath ·
Lofton, you are "disrespected" by everybody here because you are a fool. You post the same idiocy over and over again, with the same mile long mind numbing posts that nobody in their right mind would ever actually read. In your efforts to tear down Black Leaders such as MLK, you come here pushing your agenda that you bring from webpages hosted by http://www.stormfront.org (White Pride World Wide!) such as http://www.martinlutherking.org/ . You refuse to back down on even your silliest...
Reply

Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

Michael ·
...that is not the reality of it Buckwheat, and it is not just me saying so! ..with respect to stormfront, protest warriors, etc., I have not posted anything there in months. ...besides, there are many other sources other than any stormfront, protest warrior, etc., to substantiate the deceit, the disgrace, the treason, etc., that exists with the typical Black elected leadership, and/or many of the so called Black middleclass, and unlike your contention, I did not have to go to any protest...
Reply

Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

ricardomath ·
"Don't Call Me Buckwheat" reminds us that racial slurs are still flowing like sewer water through peoples' mouths.
Reply

Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

Michael ·
"Lofton, you are "disrespected" by everybody here because you are a fool." by buckwheat Not everybody, just a few, meaning the "Pompous Professor of Pomposity" Kevin41, "Can't Back anything up" Kweli4Real, "Playing the Race Card" Nmaginate, Ricardomath, A.K.A."Buckwheat", Herustar, Vox, and a few others. Well, Buckwheat if you expect to be respected by Michael Lofton you have to first give it! posted January 16, 2004 11:17 PM Some people would say that I'm crazy, but most would say just the...
Reply

Re: Was Emmit Till Actually Murdered At the End of WWII?

Michael ·
...more likely you have to proof read your work. ...again ricardomath you have no connection to any U.S. born Black person. ....and considering the seriousness of the atrocities perpetrated by Caucasians against, an Emitt Till, or otherwise, it would not be too far fetched to believe that the old "bait and switch" game took place to protect the perpetrators, and/or diffuse a possible very violent set of circumstances involving returning Black war veterans, and any publicity associated with...
Reply

Re: Was Emmit Till Actually Murdered At the End of WWII?

Michael ·
If I knew the answer to this one I wouldn't be asking the question!!!! .....and any response from any Caucasian in a ricardomath will not suffice, because to expect the truth to come out of a Caucasian in a ricardomath would be a conflict of interest, meaning more so than not, rather than the truth, the Black community would be misled once again! Since this Emmit Till situation was before my time, and in conferring with people closer to this situation than I, I'm convinced that these...
Reply

Re: Was Emmit Till Actually Murdered At the End of WWII?

ricardomath ·
I'm not sure why you would imagine that I have either any first hand knowledge of the date (So far as I know, I was born in 1957, unless you have a family member who claims that I was actually born a decade earlier), or why I would have a conflict of interest in revealing the truth if I did have such first hand knoweledge. It's much easier to believe that the memory of one of Lofton's family members is faulty, than to believe that everybody elses memory, and the documentary record, is faulty.
Reply

Re: Was Emmit Till Actually Murdered At the End of WWII?

Michael ·
"It's much easier to believe that the memory of one of Lofton's family members is faulty, than to believe that everybody elses memory, and the documentary record, is faulty." by Buckwheat ....and for me, it is much easier to call you the name you deserve which is "Buckwheat"! ...again the words of wisdom from a ricardomath, A.K.A, "Buckwheat", don't count, because there would indeed be a conflict of interest for any Caucasian to present the truth in commenting on this issue. Caucasians have...
Reply

Re: Was Emmit Till Actually Murdered At the End of WWII?

jazzdog ·
family members and relatives, thats your only source, well my family members who actually lived in Mississippi quite well remember the murder. But then they are members of my family and not on the medications that obiviously you and your family are hooked on. Now it makes sense why the authorities have it in for your family, you all are a bunch of loons. The fact that Uncle Sam would go so far out of his way to hide a murder when the whole time frame of the country at that time was full of...
Reply

Re: Was Emmit Till Actually Murdered At the End of WWII?

Michael ·
"family members and relatives, thats your only source, well my family members who actually lived in Mississippi quite well remember the murder. But then they are members of my family and not on the medications that obiviously you and your family are hooked on." by Jazzdog "Now it makes sense why the authorities have it in for your family, you all are a bunch of loons. The fact that Uncle Sam would go so far out of his way to hide a murder when the whole time frame of the country at that time...
Reply

Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
...in any other community but the Black community, disgraceful, incompetent, criminal, treasonous, un-American, etc., elected officials are recalled, impeached, criminally indicted, exposed, etc., etc. If left up to the Black community misfits are kept in office! demographic changes will eventually take care of this problem. ....and all elected officials are not corrupt, sleazy, unethical, etc., etc. Forget the media, what are the men and women in uniform saying? ...Thus far President George...
Reply

Re: You're part of the problem!

Michael ·
"You're either part of the solution or part of the problem. Why is it that so few of "us" get involved in volunteering, politics or anything that makes a difference. You can't complain about Bush if you didn't vote." by Warren I don't condemn the Bush Administration, because the Bush Administration is not responsible for the demise of the Black community. Furthermore, President George Bush, and the Bush Administration are making the world a safer place for people from all walks of life!
Reply

Re: Senators insult African Americans

Kevin41 ·
Okaaay.....so the things you want to see changed in life...you do not get off of your azz and facilitate the changes yourself...you just bitch and moan like a child who needs his diaper changed and waits until someone comes along and do it for you....well that is a real progressive and proactive mentality.....well hopefully you will receive the demographic changes that you seek and be left there as the only black (that is another syndrome that is explained in the psychology books) with no...
Reply

Re: Clarence Thomas as Chief Justice

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
My friend Kevin: Let us pull out a road map of what the future holds. The retirining Justice O'Conner with support from Ruth Bader Ginsberg for the most part gave AA another 25 years of life. (Of course neither of them will be around to make a judgement then). So now there appears to me to be two roads for us to take as a people: 1) Drum up the protests marches to tell dem White folks how large of a middle class that has been created from Affirmative Action in the past, hoping that our...
Reply

Re: NAACP Chair Renews Attack on Conservatives

Kevin41 ·
As so far as the protest days, That is when all blacks were in the same predicament and whites did not need them or offer them trinkets and rewards (positions)to parrot their racist ideologies...hell do not think that every black was with MLK, but they damn sure was glad to eat in the white section when the movement reached full force. I know damn well that dysfunctional behavior is based along socioeconomic lines and not something that is unique to blacks. And as long as people try to...
Reply

Re: Voting Rights Act 'Rumble'

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Is there a REAL story here? I think you all would be happier if the Republicans said "Hell No" we are not going to renew it. Can you detail for me any REAL PROOF behind the "RUMORS" that they planned to "water it down" and that Bush was opposed to it like Jesse said? He will be in Atlanta in August and I was planning to ask him why he is leading a protest against Bush when he can't even produce evidence of Bush's opposition. It's called "grandstanding" folks.
Reply

Re: Voting Rights Act 'Rumble'

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
And Randall Robinson had a third party source that heard Condi Rice say that if Jamaica doesn't kick Aristide out the US will use "any means necessary to punish Jamaica". I love those third party sources. When I hear Bush refuse to renew the Act, especially section 4 I will join with you, taking the front line in the protest. For now you are just debating coming and going.
Reply

Re: Voting Rights Act 'Rumble'

James Wesley Chester ·
When I hear Bush refuse to renew the Act, especially section 4 I will join with you, taking the front line in the protest.---Constructive Feedback I've never gotten into the Liberal v. Conservative dialogue. I always thought it was an extended way of being self-serving for political agendas. I still do. Rarely do such discussions lead to resolution of any issue being discussed. In fact, the issue typically gets lost in the exercise of wills. Your 'when I hear Bush' statement seems...
×
×
×
×