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Re: BLACK PEOPLE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

FireFly ·
Some other worthwhile - if depressing - reading is about John Hawkyns, who set sail from England on direct orders from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I, during the 1560's bound for the Guinea Coast. His mission: to round up Africans and ship them to the slave markets of Spanish America. According to Nick Hazelwood, who has a degree in history, John Hawkyns was the queen's personal slave trader, and England's first trafficker in the transatlantic trade. .
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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: 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: HIV / AIDS education beginning in Kinder class

bigman ·
Keidi Obi Awadu http://7mac.com/7MAC/resume/index.htm keidi@7mac.com "From 1989 to 1991, Kaiser Permanent along with the L.A. County Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injected over 700 "mostly minority" babies with unlicensed experimental vaccines with fraudulently-obtained consent from the parents. One of the vaccines used, Edmonston-Zagreb high-titer, had already obtained a notorious reputation overseas for killing almost one out of every 13...
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Re: Have we forgotten the Australian Aborigine.

henry38 ·
Where did you get this information that the Australian Aborigines come from Africa? if they did which part of Africa did they come from? Australian Aborigines look more like the people from the Indian sub continent and closely resemble other Asian black people like the people of Papua New Guinea. In build, stature and looks they look completely different from the average African who is strongly built, muscular and athletic. You can not put the same description on Asain black people or the...
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Re: BLACK WARRIORS, KINGS AND GODS

EgbertSouse ·
Excuse me... But what do Papuans - Pacific islanders and inhabitants of New Guinea in the southwestern Pacific - have to do with crazed, machete-wielding Africans killing each other in civil wars half a world away? Have the wacky Afrocentrists now annexed Melanesia too?
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Re: Study: Many Blacks Cite AIDS Conspiracy

jazzdog ·
Your highlighted statement is absolutely correct in that african americans have been ready to use guinea pigs for a host of experiments conducted without our knowledge. To the degree that it was man made, based on my readings of public and government documents it very well could have been, its amazing the stuff that man has dreamed up to use as weapons aganist people. However to think that AIDS was simply designed to reduce the black population is to ignore the facts about how the disease is...
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Re: Study: Many Blacks Cite AIDS Conspiracy

sunnubian ·
"Having an idea about the diseases true origins are great if we are looking at pointing the finger at someone and hold them accountable for this mess. However it means nothing when it comes to educating our communities on what to do to avoid becoming sick in the first place. Knowing where the disease came from might have a difference 20 years ago but the genie is out of the bottle and we need to deal with it" ___________________________________________ One does not negate the other. Don't...
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Re: Black Power's Quiet Side

Oshun Auset ·
I guess COINTELPRO had nothing to do with it. So the urban violence wasn't Europeans kicking civil rights workers ass then I guess. It's the nationalist movements fault. Give me a break. Yah, like he went from SNCC to the Black Panthers to Pan Africanism the A-APRP(All African People's Revolutionary Party), moved to Africa(Guinea Conakry) and organized there....and that his name was changed to Kwame Toure. It would be respectful to call him by the name he chose for himself. I don't recall...
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Re: Dreaming and Doing hair with immigrant Guineans in Delaware

nayo ·
Great article. This was puzzling:..."Diallo is perplexed when asked to compare Guinea with the United States. "How can you compare the richest country in the world with the poorest country in the world?" Diallo said. "If you want to work here, you can work. There is opportunity for everybody here." ------------------------------------------------ Why does there need to be a comparison; and I would have appreciated her answer to address social and cultural customs,pre-war.
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Re: Dreaming and Doing hair with immigrant Guineans in Delaware

Dusty Elbow ·
I agree to having no comparison but I guess the reporters likes it when POOR people and their POOR nation compare themselves to RICH people and RICH nations when RICH people have a FEAR towards POOR people and POOR people have a LOVE for RICH people. Only time will tell how far this relationship will CONTINUE.
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Re: LUDACRIS: Beef With Oprah Blown Out of Proportion

ma'am ·
Valid Points: Yes? No? http://www.thuglifearmy.com/news/?id=2831
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Re: Castro will die soon, and a new democracy will be born

Oshun Auset ·
EP, you've been had a file by now! You know what also really erks me about the way we(as is Africans in Amerikkka) view Cuba in mass... We never deal with the racial/economic factors. Like how Castro actually payed government reparations to the MAJORITY Afro-Cuban population and attempted to redistribute the wealth by giving a double income salary to Afro-cubans for 25 years after the revolution(Castos mother was a mulatto, I think that had something to do with it). Notice how the majority...
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Re: Castro will die soon, and a new democracy will be born

Empty Purnata ·
GULP! Cuba is 65% Afro-Cuban? I didn't know that! I always heard that it was only like 30% Afro-Cuban and it was mostly Mestizo and European (Spaniard). But that does make sense. That makes even more sense about why the light-skinned Cubans (I notice most of the Cuban immigrants are light-skinned) hate Castro so much. Mao Zedong, for all of his flaws and authoritarian tendancies was a big supporter of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Yet some of us are busy denouncing people without...
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Re: "Don't they teach geography here?"

Vox ·
What's interesting about this thread is that different countries have different ideas about continents, and about exactly what "America" is. From this Wikipedia article : The 7-continent model is usually taught in Western Europe, the United States, Australia, and much of Asia. In Canada, the government approved Atlas of Canada names 7 continents and teaches Oceania instead of Australia, however most schools view North and South America as subcontinents, as well as Europe and Asia, hence most...
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Re: Farrakhan To Allow Gay Speakers At Washington March

Michael ·
THE NATION 10 Years Later, Still Marching for Justice The spirit of the Million Man March proves alive and well as activists crowd the National Mall for policy changes and personal responsibility. By Ryan G. Murphy and Emma Vaughn, Times Staff Writers October 16, 2005 WASHINGTON "” Echoing the Million Man March of a decade ago, a huge crowd gathered on the National Mall on Saturday to hear a star roster of black activists and artists demand social and economic equality and call for personal...
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Re: SEND US BACK to AFRICA.....

safetyblitz ·
@blaqfist I get the same response from people all the time holding up the proverbial "blaq" fist for Africa LOL Especially from people who have never set foot on the continent.......Then again maybe you have..... How much simpler can it get? African Americans go back to Africa...African Americans found country...now Liberian African Americans have nothing to do with US..... Liberian African AMericans piss off Continental Africans..... Liberian African Americans foolishly trust...
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Re: SEND US BACK to AFRICA.....

Dusty Elbow ·
Your amusing but at the same time give some serious thoughts and discussion about us going to Africa just to challenge the world with our black bodies. You got to have a definite game plan otherwise your putting alot of our people conditioned to life here in danger. Sometime you got to consider all options.
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Re: TRUTH ABOUT RACE (A MUST READ)

Butterfly ·
*Shakes head* This is why I don't like some Afrocentrics, do we really need this,No!
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Re: The Constant Gardener

folobatuyi ·
I have seen it...it was a really good provocative and revealing movie highlighting how third world nations are unknowingly used as guinea pigs.
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Re: Which way to go? African universities ask...

Dusty Elbow ·
Unemployment will force more youths to flee Africa 01 Dec 2005 16:37:45 GMT Source: Reuters By Nick Tattersall DAKAR, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Dakar's university may provide an education envied around West Africa but many of its students have only one dream -- to leave Africa, even if it means hiding in boats, truck containers or the undercarriage of an aircraft. Almost three quarters of West Africa's population are under 30 and unemployment rates in some countries are as high as 80 percent. In the...
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Re: Handedness

Fine ·
GENERAL Both left- and right-handed persons possess intelligence, intuition, imagination, creativity. And each side of the brain remains ignorant of/by the processes or modes of the other. But, present day academia focuses on right-sided modes and processes of cognitive thinking; which concentrate on the verbal-analytical and have no emotional link (i.e. as does the left-side of the brain). CONTRA-LATERAL ANALYSIS ˜LEFT' HANDED-The right brain hemisphere controls the left side of the body...
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Re: Dating a sista/brotha after she/he went white...

Black Viking ·
Actually HB, this list is so good... I'm just going to print the whole thing out right here. Sure, Shango. Here you go... A * Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, former basketball player, Black mother and White father * Andre Agassi, tennis player Jessica Alba, actress, Mexican Indian father and Canadian mother of Danish and French ancestry. * Tatyana Ali, actress, Black, Panamanian and Indo-Trinidadian * Shola Ama, singer, She is half Dominican, quarter Irish and quarter Scottish. * Amerie, singer,...
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Re: When Did Black People Give Up The Right To Be "AFRICAN"?

Oshun Auset ·
'Ready made' would infer that people were expendable without the entire social structure collapsing. That the African elite were just waiting at the shores with droves of people to sell off on the cheap, with no adverse consequences to their wealth or to the socio-eonomic structure of the region at large. You have already pointed out in YOUR post how African slavery(more like servitude) was markedly different from chattle slavery and a societal norm. That being said, BY YOU I might...
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Re: Half of World's Languages to Die

Oshun Auset ·
Culture is politics; politics is culture. The two are inseparable. In fact, politics proceeds out of culture, then turns around and defines culture. ... ...Sekou Toure understood the importance of culture. He loved intensely, I mean personally delighted in, his people's culture. But besides that, the party clearly understood that the traditional culture was a key element from which to mold an African character to the revolution. So they took concrete steps to preserve, develop, and...
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Re: Inspired by Obama, Black Russian Seeking Office

Yemaya ·
HEY that's my PEOPLE! Too bad he's not working in Guinea-Bissau to help his own people though.
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Re: Inspired by Obama, Black Russian Seeking Office

James Wesley Chester ·
Boy...I really don't want to be a 'nag'...., but... So...this man cannot be Guinea-Bissau-Russian. He has to be a 'black Russian'. I am compelled to wonder. Was this article written for consumption by an 'American public'. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Bush lies!!

kraaaal ·
Now, first things first, you personally did not lie to me! Unlike a psychologist who is interested in the psychological well being of individuals, I am a social scientist that sees social aggregates or groups. Case in point, the King James Version of the Holy Bible fits like a glove. In this case when I say whites or white people, I'm referring to the few literate whites that wrote the Bible, the print owners who published it and the mass of white people who read it and believe it! Negroes...
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Re: Go To Hell - Mugabe's Reply to US Quit Call

Lipati ·
EbonyRose, Mugabe is just being vilified for standing up to white Zimbabweans. The so-called land the white farmers in Zimbabwe are now claiming to be theirs, was taken from AfriKans in a way of Massacre and Robbery, they don't even have the supporting documents to show that they rightfully bought it from Africans! Above the human rights issues, there is no way any sane government in the world would allow 98 percent of its population to live in near penury while less than two percent own...
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Re: Databank to catalog African DNA

Faheem ·
I think this whole process is a scam. There is no proof that Black men and women have a predisposition genetically to contract diabetes or any of the other diseases listed. They are really pushing this campaign using diabetes in the Black community as the grounds for this work because we all know someone who has diabetes or have a relative that has it. Because of this they have taken a calculated risk in thinking that many Black people will want to participate in their study. Lets have a...
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Re: Computer Chips and You

Len ·
I get the gist of Kweli's scenario. No laws would be abolished, rather more laws enacted. Increasingly, we are giving up privacy rights in this electronic age for the sake of efficiency and safety. Hence, big brother is watching and tracking us already. There are hidden cameras in retail store dressing rooms. Some of our cities have video cameras track our movements as we walk along the streets; our employers are monitoring our email messages and tracing our online activity. Some of the...
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Re: Why is it that only countries with OIL deserve U.S. "protection"?

JanesT ·
I'm not so sure Nigeria has asked for anything Ebony Well no, they haven't, your own article states that:" In Abuja, Nigeria's capital, Wald said he and Nigerian officials, including Deputy Defense Minister Roland Oritsejafor, discussed finding "a way that we can cooperate together in monitoring the waters off the Gulf of Guinea. Wald called it a 'hugely important' issue to West African nations bordering the gulf. "It is up to the political leaders, if they decide it is in their common...
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Re: Another by product of this war

jazzdog ·
One of the unwritten benefits of serving in our military....you get to be a guinea pig for all types of new drugs that they wouldn't dare give to the civilian population in this country.
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Re: Study: Many black teens want to have babies

henry38 ·
The following is research that should help bring some balance to this discussion. If we want to curtail our young women having children because of whatever reasons, it is good to have a complete picture with regard to what is happening to the black race, not just focusing on what is happening in the USA. Big fall in African life expectancy The Aids crisis has slashed the life expectancy in some parts of Africa to less than 33 years, according to the UN's Human Development Report 2004.
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Re: Final Call: Call for more African unity with Blacks in America

Oshun Auset ·
Huh? LOL...Lybia is a memer of the AU!...Kadafi is one of the biggest promoters of economic Pan-Africanism...(He is also a Pan-arabist). There are a ton of Black Africans(mainly from Ghana, the Sudan, and Nigeria in Lybia...1/6 of the population...They are there because Kadafi is so big on economic Pan-Africansim, that he relaxed Lybia's immigration rules to all people of African origin. Not to mention the Arabized "Blacks" that make up a large percentage of the indigenous population in...
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Re: Do You Stand Up for America?

Oshun Auset ·
I lived in Canada on an off with my mother's side of the family(I'm a dual citizen)... loved their healthcare! The people are also far better informed about global issues than Amerikkkans. I've been on an extended trip living with the people(and fellow Pan Africanist party members) of Ghana, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, and Togo, and I can assure... our coochies are safe(mine felt far safer BTW) In fact, it was refreshing how my character was what was primarily dealt with... The objectification...
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Re: Do You Stand Up for America?

Romulus Burnett ·
Nice try on trying to spin the discussion to your twisted perspective but no cigar. First of all, no one, including myself, has said America , spelled A-M-E-R-I-C-A, is the only place to be. Let me be the first to say if you hate America so much by all means stay over in Canada and stop hoping back over here. Comparing Canada to America is like comparing a Buick to a Cadillac or comparing an orange to a tangerine. Who really gives a damn? You say Canadians are more informed. While that may...
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Re: Do You Stand Up for America?

NSpirit ·
This argument is baseless since no one has said that they "HATE" America. It is the duty of a citizen to criticize the government, lest the govt become tyrannical. Supposedly America is founded on this principle to avoid returning to a Monarchy or theocratic form of govt. A govt will do whatever it wants to unless dutiful citizens raise their voice against it and hold it accountable.
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Re: Do You Stand Up for America?

Oshun Auset ·
and as far as RB is concerned... get your passport and get back to me... You cannot dictate the parameters of any discussion.
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Re: Do You Stand Up for America?

Black Viking ·
Re: Do You Stand Up for America?
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Re: Do You Stand Up for America?

Kocolicious ·
For you info South Africa is not ON the list FOR countries that practice FGM. There are 22 countries that do: DRC (Congo), Djibouti, Egypt,Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal,Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda. And BTW: the conversation was NEVER about RAPE. You brought that in. So....WHAT WAS THE POINT of your article?-since the insurance policies[mentioned in the article] don't cover women...
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Re: There's Nothing Like . . .

listener ·
a healthy, newborn guinea pig
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Re: NO MORE BEEF!!! Don't trust USDA about MAD COW disease

Netris Zuri-Moja ·
This link will tell you EXACTLY what this disease is composed of, and WHY there isn't any cure. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ THE ENTIRE STORY, for it provided me additional info about this illness I wouldn't learned through the lame-mainstream media. When embalmers have issues about sterilization of the deceased CWD/CJD/BSE, you know that this disease is more widespread than our government is letting on. What is exactly CJD/CWD/BSE??
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Re: Zimbabwe jails UK 'coup plotter'

Oshun Auset ·
Equatorial Guinea, in the last decade, has found itself to be extremely oil-rich. Its oil reserves may even double those of Nigeria---- At the same time, though, the country is run by the dictator, Obiang Nguema. We know what THAT means. The U.S., the United Kingdom, and the rest of the world's seven industrialized powers cannot manipulate and control the oil industry there----as long as Nguema is ruling. So what's their solution? A coup! Get Nguema out, make it look like "a people's...
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Re: Zimbabwe jails UK 'coup plotter'

EbonyRose ·
That would make perfect sense!! And is, indeed, very believable! I did not know about the oil reserves, but that explains a lot! The dictatorship explains the rest! I had heard about the recent arrest of Mark Thatcher, and figured where there's smoke there's probably fire! I just hadn't paid that much attention. But you said the magic word "oil"!! If Equatorial Guinea has it, it probably won't be the last coup attempt by the west!
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Re: Zimbabwe jails UK 'coup plotter'

henry38 ·
I don't know where Mugabe features in this Ebony. Even the western press is careful to leave Mugabe out of this. There was an attempt by the plotters to buy arms for a coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea and they got arrested not only in Zimbabwe but in South Africa as well. Two African countries with large white communities. Neither Mbeki or Mugabe had any influence in these arrests. At the moment the son of the former British prime Minister Maggie Thatcher is under arrest in South Africa for...
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Re: Zimbabwe jails UK 'coup plotter'

EbonyRose ·
Jailed 'Mercenary' Dies Financial Gazette (Harare) October 7, 2004 By Njabulo Ncube ONE of the 67 "mercenaries" jailed at Chikurubi Maximum Prison died at a Harare hospital this week, barely a month after being convicted of contravening the Immigration Act, The Financial Gazette can reveal. The death of Ngave Jarukeno Muharukua, 35, at one of the country's largest referral hospitals, is being kept under wraps, coming as it did after protestations against the alleged assault of some of the...
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Re: Black gold fuels a scramble

EbonyRose ·
The capturing of these would-be coup conspirators is a good thing, not only because they got caught... but maybe just a few more people will take note of what's going on and become a little more concerned about it. I can't tell you how upsetting it is to hear about these oil reserves ... because based on the mentality of the West, places are Equitorial Guinea are only beginning to see the evil and chaos that is going to be coming their way! And it's not like they aren't already between a...
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Re: U.S. Officials Knew of AIDS Drug Risks

EbonyRose ·
Same story, different article! U.S. accused of using Africans for tests Tuesday, December 21, 2004 Associated Press JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - President Thabo Mbeki's ruling party published a stinging attack Friday on top U.S. health officials, accusing them of treating Africans like "guinea pigs" and lying to promote a key AIDS drug. The criticism reinforces fears of doctors and activists that new questions about the testing of nevirapine could halt use of the drug that's credited with...
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Re: Strauss-Kahn's Rape Victim a Devout West African Muslim

OhBlackButterfly ·
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