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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
And YOU seem to know the talking points of the WHITE SOCIALIST rather well. You see MBM - you have an open ended heart. You and other fundamentalist believe that you have MORAL SUPERIORITY because you stand for PROVIDING MAXIMUM BENEFIT FOR THE MASSES. How touching. You fail miserably when it comes to the concept of EXPECTING SOMETHEM FROM THE POOR. My wife and I COULD have a 3rd, 4th or even 8th baby. We know that by doing so it would impact us financially, time-wise, housing-wise and...
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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

Rowe ·
It is naive and racist to think that every unfavorable relationship that Black women experience is the result of them wanting thugs and drug dealors.
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

Rowe ·
"Male Shortage" vs. "Bad Choices" Sister Powerflower, since you just joined our discussed, I will provide a brief synopsis of what our seven page long thread has been about. The male posters are arguing that Black women are not having satisfying relationships because they make "bad choices." Women posters are arguing that if decent Black men were plentiful, then Black women would have more "better choices" from which to choose. Male posters are denying charges of there being a "male...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

powerflower ·
I had read the thread, and posted before. I will tell you what I think about the question you posed, but I don't think all the men are saying that all Black women are naturally bad daters/decision makers. I think that people are getting all riled up when they disagree with what someone posts and then they respond emotionally. Hey, I do it too I don't think the original post was meant to be offensive. I think it was directed at women because it came from a magazine directed at women. I wasn't...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
one of the reasons why the black man shortage myth is just that is because not all of the women in that 'ratio' are desireable or seeking positive men in their lives. Women are quick to eliminate men who are non-degreed, but never eliminate women with kids. Which is a 'harder' dating situation?? dating a degree-less man or dating a babymomma? I think the babymomma is harder because her kids must come first in her life and require a great deal of her time. Also, what if the kids don't like...
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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
never said 'every'.
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

powerflower ·
I think we know the tricks and games of our own gender in more detail. For example, I am usually a better judge of character when it comes to the women my male friends/relatives are dating than they are. Some people are obvious, but there are often times when I have pegged a girl for being a gold digger or 'ho' or just plain coniving way before they have a clue.
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Re: The Holy Spirit Was Originally The Feminine Side Of God

kresge ·
You may also want to look at references in the Hebrew tradition for the Shekinah. It means the radiance or glory of God amongst God's people, and it is traditionally understood as feminine as well. Further, for you comparativist out there, some people see parallels between Shekinah and shakti , the feminine energy or force associated with Hindu deities. Most of the scholarship I am familiar with would suggest that this understanding of God more closely parallels the Christian notion of the...
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Re: King Kong, The Movie

4YAINFO ·
The black character called "Hayes" was thrown in to the movie to "balance" the scences of so-called "the blood-thirsty savages".
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Re: The Holy Spirit Was Originally The Feminine Side Of God

Melesi ·
Sometimes the two concepts confused in this discussion (not this one specifically but this issue) is linguistic gender and biological sex. One cannot argue from the first to the second. A very funny treatment of this and several other like issues in language can be found in Mark Twain's essay "The Awful German Language." Seriously, however, in languages where every noun is assigned a gender (which is most of them. Interestingly, English has rid itself of almost all gender-references, and yet...
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Re: The Holy Spirit Was Originally The Feminine Side Of God

HonestBrother ·
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Re: Erykah Badu's stage show

powerflower ·
Actually, when I bought Baduizm it was a cassette too But I was up on my cd game by the time Live came out The only reason I knew about House of D is because I happened to catch her on the Tavis Smiley show on pbs quite by accident. Looking at the descriptions of what was on his show I turned to it and it was a completely different show than what the description said. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that she was on there (I don't even remember who was supposed to be on there). She was...
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Re: Question for Kresge?

Rowe ·
The following passages are excerpts taken from author Rosemary Radford Ruether's, Sexism and Godtalk: Toward A Feminist Theology . Woman, Body, and Nature: Sexism and the Theology of Creation 1) "The establishment of this relationship between male and female spheres depends not only on males as definers of culture but also on the burdening of women with most of the tedious, day-to-day tasks of economic production. Males become a leisure class with relatively little to do but decorate...
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

Rowe ·
It sadens me that we don't see and/or appreciate this kind of beauty more often. Who determines what is "ugly?" Where have all the Black models gone? - a supermodel analyzes racist factors in several industries that impact jobs in the media and fashion modeling industry by Veronica Webb In the fall of 1994, I shared the cover of YSB with Black male model Clayton Hunter and with Roshumba, who had been featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue three years in a row. I, like more than a...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Rowe ·
This statement is incorrect. According to research studies, most students who apply (and are accepted) into teacher education programs are White females. In fact, school systems across the country have and still are reporting a shortage in Black and Latino teachers, particularly Black male teachers. In response to this shortage, school systems have partnered with teacher education programs across the country in an effort to recruit more minority teachers. Please refer to the thread " Are...
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Re: Racism Out Of "Racism-Deniers"

Kweli4Real ·
In a recent departmental "Team-Building" exercise, we were asked to articulate our "Civil Rights Dream." Everyone gave the pat "I dream of the day when all people are treated fairly, with dignity and respect" or "I dream for the day when there is no longer a need for our department." And, everyone's head was bobbing, "Yep, Yep." Well, at least until they got to me, the only Black male in the division [well, there's one other, but he racially identifies with his white italian mother rather...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
EVEN MORE!! http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml More responses to "Do Black Men Still Want Us?" Spirited comments about romantic options and worries Letters to the Editor Published October 2, 2004 Where is the love? A magazine asks whether black men still desire black women. Eight men offer their answers. Black women speak out Earlier this week, African-American men answered women's question "Do Black Men Still Want Us?' Now women discuss their romantic...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
I hear ya, HB. I was talking to my remaining single male friends about and one of them said, "Looks like I'm gonna have to save up for a mail-order bride." On some days, it sounds like a good idea, sometimes.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Honest & AG - The three of us have said the same thing to the ladies. No one is denying fantasy. But the reality is that everyone can't be a high social status, high income, buff, male idol. Please substitute the female analogues for those of you that still haven't realized I'm speaking about men & women. This means, somebody has to date & marry the "every Jane/Joes". Men have an easier time, IMO, accepting this fact. I'm glad my mom wasn't such an elitest. Otherwise, I might not...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
And the 3 of you are completely missing the point, as has been pointed out to all of you repeatedly by several different people, so I don't know what exactly you're patting yourselves on the back for. Of course not! Otherwise the high social status, high income, buff male idol wouldn't be so valuable!! The reality is that women should be able to voice wanting one of these men without you and the rest of society coming in to talk us out of it... the same way that you can want a high social...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

FireFly ·
Ahem... HonestBro... just a minute huh? Please don't use me as a barb against the sistas on this site or what you think they want, blah blah. We women all want different things - we are NOT monolithic. The common human desire is to find a mate, a companion, love, intimacy, friendship, etc. ideally a happy mix of all these things in one partner. That I want a creative, artistic (let's not forget sensual and sexy as well, lol) guy is just what I want. Like I said a lot of other women want that...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I don't need to click on every thread to know what to expect. Considering the media already bombards us with images of Black women as sluts and hoes, yes I do find these images offensive, and I do become uncomfortable looking at them. I imagine it's the same feeling that you may get whenever you turn on the news to see yet another Black man being handcuffed and hauled off to jail. My purpose for visiting African-America.org, and other progressive venues, is to get away from these demonizing...
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Re: NUBIAN Queen Ti Unearthed

Dissident ·
Recently found, perfectly preserved statue found in Kemet. Everywhere they dig they find us. ______________________ Reserve Head of a Man. Giza; Fourth Dynasty, probably reign of Khufu (ca. 2551–2528 B.C.E.). Limestone; H. 11 7/8 in. (30 cm). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (14.719). Although each reserve head has characteristics that make it unique, this example stands out from the group. It is one of the largest and is the most perfectly...
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

Frenchy ·
There's no such thing as an innocent gift from a man. I think it's normal to wonder why someone chose a particular gift for you. And I think you'd be hard-pressed to find someone that didn't associate Victoria's Secret with intimacy. Think about your wife telling you she wants to show you a gift she got from her male co-worker... and then pulling out a Victoria's Secret bag.
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

FireFly ·
It's funny, as I was reading the original post, I was thinking (tick) colour sounds good (tick) matching set (tick) fits the Santa budget... and yep that's the way I would shop... being a woman... except that if a male work mate bought me something from Victoria's Secret a few things would zoom through my head when I opened it: my boyfriend would totally freak out if another guy bought me anything from Victoria's Secret, second was it a sleezy joke, and third, was there a hidden meaning, did...
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

MidLifeMan ·
Point taken...but I don't think I would be to worried about my wife buying a gift for her male co-worker and it was from VICTORIA SECRETS...AND it was for HIM not her....I mean whats to worry about over a man that wears Victoria S clothing....get my point. But I understand the notion that "there's no such thing as an innocent gift from a man"...like I said I USE to think men and women could be friends but...we know it ain't so.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
Tell me about it. Actually I would use the word confidence, but then again I've never met any shy arrogant people. Btw, do you know how much does a landscaper makes? Would they be considered as a "blue collar" worker or "white collar" worker? I'm just curious because there's a movie coming out this weekend called Something New starring Sanaa Latham, I think. It's about a black female professional who falls in love with a white male landscaper. The movie looks interesting.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Blue Collar vs. White Collar can be very misleading when it comes to salaries. Some so-called blue collar jobs can earn more than some white collar jobs. For example, a construction worker - especially a skilled one - can earn more than some desk jobs. I think the distinction is more about the nature of the work. Blue collar is manual labor. It's physical. So I'd call a landscaper blue collar definitely. But everyone knows that a white landscaper is worth more than a brother who works in a...
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Re: father claims rights denied

MidLifeMan ·
That is what other female lawyer friends of mine have said but when you don't have a lot of money to begin with AND you are still trying to do right by your children paying laywer fees can be overwhelming. And I understand their are suppose to be free and pro bono legal services but most times the representation is poor or they are hard to find. Most laywers will throw out $5000-8000 retainer fee right off the bat...my brother in law payed the first laywer (female) 5000 and the second lawyer...
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

Frenchy ·
Of course not! There isn't anything really for men in Victoria Secret (at least not hetero men). But if she bought a male co-worker a gift from "Harry's House of Sexy Drawers" or something like that, you'd be a little WTF? . A woman can be friends with a man. But a man is always a backrub or plate of food from gettin' down with the get down.
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Re: Asking too much?

AudioGuy ·
Whether or not you stay a virgin depends upon you reasoning for doing so... I would definitely try to interact with people who share your views - both male & female...
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Re: Asking too much?

folobatuyi ·
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

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

Rowe ·
Granted Kunjufu should be credited for making education more accesible to Black students and helping us to better understand the academic and social needs of Black students; however, Claude Steele, trained as a social psychologist, is interested in investigating the ways in which racism and stereotypes, particularly the stereotype that says "Blacks are intellectually inferior" has influenced Black students' attitudes toward education and their competence as students. This fall, I attended a...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

HeruStar ·
How can an educated person let a handful of religous zealots or fanatics represent hundreds of millions of peaceful religous followers; and then have the nerve to depict that ignorance as if it is some form of elite sattire? What if I painted a caricature of a white man standing near a black church with bombs in his hands, and placed a tatoo on his back that said 'White Protestant Male'? What if I painted a caricature that suggested that all whites in America are part of the KKK? Doesn't...
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Re: Should God?

ZAKAR ·
i GUESS IT GOES BACK TO THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG CONCEPT. HOW DO WE IDENTIFY GOD, IF WE ARE IN HIS IMAGE CAN HE BE BE BOTH FEMALE AND MALE AT THE SAME TIME , ISHE A HERMAPHORDITE, OR WHAT?
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

MidLifeMan ·
Sharpton Slams Blacks for Blindly Supporting Clinton, Democrats By Marc Morano CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer July 29, 2005 Washington (CNSNews.com) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton blasted blacks Thursday for what he described as their blind support of the Democratic Party without demanding anything in return. Sharpton, during his remarks at the National Urban League's annual conference in Washington, noted that his fellow Democrats, including former President Bill...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Dissident ·
I'm waiting for these same women to blame black men for global warming, the Iraq war, world hunger and any other negative connotation as to why some black women venture off into a cesspool of anti-Black male propaganda.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

nayo ·
Aw man, this is hilarious, because this past week, one of my colleagues, who is a published writer and economics professor; and is an African woman (Nigerian;hope she does'nt come to this site; yikes!), has intimated to me that she has met a caucasian male on line (match. com) and has suggested that I do likewise. I have 'a friend', but, she is pushing THIS. She met my friend and told me I could do better. wth! Anyway, I am curious, because she appears to be quite 'pleased' with her internet...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Dissident ·
I don't know if they're committed or not...neither do you. That was my point. You based your assumption of 'love' on a photograph. You were reading into things. How two people inner act in public may be something totally different in private. However I can say with certainty...from my own observations and life experiences...the few black women i've encountered who may head down that unforgiveable road of no return do so not for love but superficial rationale as I stated earlier... while...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

qty226 ·
"What do you mean by "if black men are not desiring this"? I see Black men desiring black women everyday. I see Black men marrying and having children with black women everyday. What planet are you from? This is the same scripted crapola I hear from a few disgruntled women who make excuses for their short-comings in the dating scene...and their self-hatred and emotional insecurities often exaserbates the problem. The defeatist psyche of some women always pollutes the minds of many. I'm sick...
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Re: games black men play

Kweli4Real ·
Folks, Folks ... Don't get it twisted. Taffy is merely a fantasy romance novel writer with a hatred of Black men. Which leads me to believe that Taffy is really Travis; a fifty-some gay, white male who when not writing spends his nights [20 seconds at a time] cruising Black gay male porn sites.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Black Viking ·
Very, very carefully. It's complicated and it can go wrong very easily. Both people have to be bigger than the bullshit. That in itself can be difficult to find. As I've said before, patience and sensitivity are the key words. Patience with communication, because each person probably has vastly different styles. Sensitivity for any subject or situation where either person has no frame of reference. I think these things are mandatory in IR's, but all male/female relationships would benefit...
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

TruEssence ·
You were male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere in the territory of modern USA North-Center around the year 1775. Your profession was that of a philosopher and thinker. Your brief psychological profile in your past life: Artistic personality, always transforming the ugly into the beautiful, gray into bright colors. You would find an opportunity of creative self-expression in any situation The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation: Your...
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

EbonyRose ·
I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere in the territory of modern USA North-Center around the year 1175. Your profession was that of a leader, major or captain. Your brief psychological profile in your past life: Artistic personality, always transforming the ugly into the beautiful, gray into bright colors. You would find an opportunity of creative self-expression in any situation. The lesson that your last past life...
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Re: Feminist, Masculinist, or Other

FireFly ·
i really like this question... but I'm not sure how to approach it. My understanding is that African society is/was matriachal, whereas western culture is patriarchal. I don't see why societies can't be pamatriarchal?? For real, I can't understand why men and women can't work in unison as a partnership. My relationships have been that way and people cannot relate at all. Why the heck not? Why does it have to me male vs. female? Why can't there be balance? Are people afraid of that? I don't...
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Re: Feminist, Masculinist, or Other

Black Viking ·
So, does that mean that a feminist is a scared female having to assert herself every second? That's not what men want (not this man anyway).
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Re: Feminist, Masculinist, or Other

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