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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
I will not answer your post in detail since it puts a lot of words into my mouth. I do not object to service. I do not object to protecting my woman or myself. I do object to giving lip service or intellectual assent to a number of religious doctrines which have nothing directly to do with service, protection, or unity. For example, 12. WE BELIEVE that Allah (God) appeared in the Person of Master W. Fard Muhammad, July, 1930; the long-awaited "Messiah" of the Christians and the "Mahdi" of...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Kai ·
You must object to the above since you reject "control". Is there a way to protect and serve outside of control? Is there? I am a Fruit Of Islam serving in the Nation Of Islam. I cannot speak for other faiths, but I am certain that the NOI's doctrine is premised upon service, protection, and unity, among other things. What does Master Fard Muhammad have to do with this? I agree. Fortunately, the NOI makes no such claims. Kai
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
Yes. NOI may be premised on service, protection, and unity AMONG OTHER IDEAS. Are you going to tell me that NO other ideas are involved? And as for Fard Muhammad: Can't you friggin read??? . One of the ideas in addition to service, protection, and unity is that this man is God. And that's from the official NOI website.
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
You are full of hot air ... and seem to be deliberately misconstruing my posts. You asked me what I had against unity, protection, and service. My response was nothing. But what I objected to were the other unrelated doctrines which have not a damned thing to do with unity, protection, or service. But which nevertheless demand assent from members of the organization and whose ONLY function is intellectual control... You asked what I had against unity, protection, and service and my response...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Kai ·
Peace... Perhaps you feel blown away...I understand. No..I will allow you all of the credit for that one. Your points are incoherent and loosely tied. Have you ever been a member of these "Loopy" organizations? If not, are you really qualified to make such a judgment? Now let us be clear here...You were not limiting your comments to any particular organization, you were intentionally rejecting, any, and all organizations which seek to exercise any control over it's members. Which is why you...
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Kweli4Real ·
Les Apt, it seems that you are deliberately missing the point of my posts ... Question 1: What was/is the original intent of AA/Set aside programs? (Hint: research the legislative histories and rationales of the Supreme Court decisions upholding them.) By your words, you seem to accept being locked out of Sub jobs due to the GC not knowing you or your work. There are few Black Subs and/or GC's with 30 yrs of industry working relationships. Why is that? (Hint: See answer to Question 1,...
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

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

Les Apt ·
1. They were an attempt to right past racial inequities. These attempts were accomplished through government-sponsored policies of racial discrimination. You seem to think this form of discrimination is OK, since it's not committed against blacks. I fail to understand your thought process. I accept being excluded simply because GC's who bid on a job aren't aware of my existence as a sub. supplier. However, it's up to me to make sure they know about me the next time. It's not an easy task to...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
"I was right...you decided to return and showcase your stupidity once again. Kevin is right, Lofton. Give it up man, it only gets worse and you only get more ignorant from here." ....unlikely, more likely though these individuals days are numbered, numbered because they are truly incompetent, treasonous, deceitful beyond belief, and/or un-American. Either way demographic changes, and redistricting will remove this trash from elected office! ************************ Searching for Lessons in...
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Re: Is Bill Cosby right? or Have the Black middle class lost its mind.

Kevin41 ·
A recent article: These People Bill Cosby's criticism of poor and uneducated African Americans set off a yearlong debate. Now Michael Eric Dyson has written a book that talks back. By Erin Aubry Kaplan Erin Aubry Kaplan last wrote for the magazine about the African aesthetic in the spring 2005 fashion collections. July 24, 2005 In these days of polarizing, pulverizing debates that make it almost impossible to describe what it means to be African American anymore, I find myself better off...
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Re: Why Is So Much of Africa Poor and Underdeveloped?

Michael ·
"Yeah, there is that and a willful ignorance, perhaps born of unquestioning belief in mainstream Western sources of information." ..and just like the inept Black leadership within the U.S., Black Africa has its own issues of inept Black leadership, to which much of the western sources of information are again quite valid, in that.... "....... carry luggage for whites and get referred to as BUCKO ......oh mammy...the happy days are here again....... oh maaammy .............." by Kevin41...
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Re: Births for Unmarried U.S. Women Set Record

Noah The African ·
The traditional social motivation for marriage manifested through the dichotomy of gender roles. Men needed something that women supplied through there gender and gender roles and women needed something that men supplied through their gender and gender role. What has happened is that traditional gender roles have been corrupted, especially in the black community with the marginalization, if not emasculation, of the black male in this society. Without the need or dependency of a man to...
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Re: Was the Stimulus Package Too Small?

EbonyRose ·
Well, thank you very much, LieDecrypter!! Your response was very clarifying for me! Believe it or not, I do have enough of a basic understanding and an allotment of common sense to be able to understand all the different events that have converged to put us in the place we are now. Especially so for the 'cumulative contributions of past Administration practices'. It's really not rocket science. But, your explanation has helped to further that understanding for me and I appreciate you taking...
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Re: Who is Black????

IndependentMan ·
MBM, I will have a busy day tomorrow, so here it is. Homer Plessy was an octoroon (7/8 white, 1/8 black) who had purchased a first class rail road ticket. He was sitting in the white railroad car. He was then arrested for being a "colored" man sitting in the white section. The reason why he sued was NOT because he felt that this was racial discrimination against "black" people. The reason why he sued was that he felt that since his skin colour and fcial appearence was white, then he should...
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Re: Malcolm X’s Grandson Breaks Silence!

Yemaya ·
Of course they did! He was going to Iran AND he's the grandson of Malcolm X! I mean is it just me, but is this a no-brainer?
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Re: Malcolm X’s Grandson Breaks Silence!

Yemaya ·
But I do want to say "Thank You" for letting the public of Orange County, NY know that there is an Anti-Terror Unit in the county. As well as an an FBI 'detachment' in the county as well that follows and investigates all black men in the county with minor criminal records. I'm saying this based on what I in fact know to be true. Working for the man has its privileges.
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Re: Malcolm X’s Grandson Breaks Silence!

Kocolicious ·
This is the SAME grandson who set fire in the house that killed Betty Shabazz...right? Hummmmmmm. Okay. . I know he was a confused child at the time but I'm having a problem wondering what has he done positive in the years since. Cuz for a good while he has had problems with his mother to the point of violence and to the point where they couldn't live in the same house. Both have psychological issues. Plus he's been in and out of prison since the "fire." So it will be very interesting to...
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Re: Malcolm X’s Grandson Breaks Silence!

Xumbrarchist ·
That is such obvious bullshit. If they can find all of those people to tell them to contact him then they could find him and contact him directly. Aren't all of these people talking to each other and seeing the obvious psychological BS? Xum
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Re: Malcolm X’s Grandson Breaks Silence!

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: This is the SAME grandson who set fire in the house that killed Betty Shabazz...right? Hummmmmmm. Okay. . I know he was a confused child at the time but I'm having a problem wondering what has he done positive in the years since. Cuz for a good while he has had problems with his mother to the point of violence and to the point where they couldn't live in the same house. Both have psychological issues. Plus he's been in and out of prison since the "fire." So...
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Re: Malcolm X’s Grandson Breaks Silence!

Kocolicious ·
I dunno. Something don't smell right with me with this story. The police is more aggressive and courageous than merely playing hide and seek....especially with a black man. Proof is all these police bruality issues against them, Cuz everyone know the police will confront the primary source head on. They wouldn't be playing tag you're it. Nawl. If they are looking for somebody, they will go get them. Period. Please don't dismiss the fact that this young brotha was diagosed with paranoid...
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Re: Malcolm X’s Grandson Breaks Silence!

Kocolicious ·
Sista Yemaya wrote: Unfortunately Kocolicious, you bring up some good points. The family does have some very serious unresolved issues surrounding the death of their father. These unresolved issues have manifested into many of the problems the family is experiencing today. Its sad. Who wants to experience actually seeing their father being murdered, being told to just get over it (that's what many black people were told at that time when experiencing events such as this) and facing physical...
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Re: Malcolm X’s Grandson Breaks Silence!

Kocolicious ·
See how I deliberately ignored....the word UNFORTUNATELY ? And focused on the commentary? See. I know I'm doing GOOD to try to get along. Any other time I woulda....well. Never mind. But. I'm just. sayin.
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Re: Malcolm X’s Grandson Breaks Silence!

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: See how I deliberately ignored....the word UNFORTUNATELY ? And focused on the commentary? See. I know I'm doing GOOD to try to get along. Any other time I woulda....well. Never mind. But. I'm just. sayin. It is unfortunate that the family had to go through that...
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Re: Malcolm X’s Grandson Breaks Silence!

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Originally Posted by Kocolicious: See how I deliberately ignored....the word UNFORTUNATELY ? And focused on the commentary? See. I know I'm doing GOOD to try to get along. Any other time I woulda....well. Never mind. But. I'm just. sayin. It is unfortunate that the family had to go through that... But this is the internet and well... go ahead and do what you feel is real. . .
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Re: Malcolm X’s Grandson Breaks Silence!

Kocolicious ·
What? I was just making a light joke on the word UNFORTUNATELY as you had indicated in your post as if to say unfortnately you did bring up a good point. Maybe I read what you said wrong. But! I wasn't even thinking about the family. It was a joke sista Yemaya. Just a joke my sista. I wasn't try to instigate anything. Just having a little fun with you....that's all. Geez! Used to be I'd fly off the handle in a New York minute regardless if I had read the comment wrong. I'm just saying that I...
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Re: Malcolm X’s Grandson Breaks Silence!

Kocolicious ·
BTW. Just so you know my sista. Even though we DISAGREE a lot. I do respect you, your intelligence and feel wholeheartedly that you are an awesome person. I don't have to like what a person says to know that that person is of quality and integrity and have it goin on. I can tell! That's a no brainer. I'm smart like that....gotta be if you work with socializing children. Look! I'm a big girl so I can acknowledge the excellence of others without feeling intimidated. Helll...I embrace it. I...
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Re: The Police Hunting And Killing Of Black Men Stops Today

Norland ·
Ahhhh, there's "good" KKKops and "bad" KKKops; "good" whites and "bad" whites. Yeah??? How is one supposed to differentiate between the two? No one explains THAT shit!!!!!! A couple "black" cops should gang up on one of those skeletal "whites" and shoot him 6 times in his chest and then wait and see what happens to them. Bet they won't make it back to their Squad Cars!!!!! Won't be no "blacks" defending them on TV with some Hulk Hogan YT standing next to them, rolling his eyes left to right...
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Naming-and-Shaming the Black Caucus

sunnubian ·
Naming-and-Shaming the Black Caucus Submitted by Glen Ford on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:10 Black Misleadership Class Congressional Black Caucus by BAR executive editor Glen Ford Silence implies assent, which is why activists in Washington, DC, will loudly and clearly denounce the Congressional Black Caucus for its collective crimes against Black people, social justice and the cause of world peace. The “Shame on the Congressional Black Caucus” will give the Black lawmakers the credit they deserve...
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Malcolm X’s Grandson Breaks Silence!

sunnubian ·
Malcolm X’s Grandson Alive And Well, Releases Statement: ‘They Drew Guns On My Mother And Me’ [VIDEO] Mar 18, 2013 By Kirsten West Savali Share On February 3rd, while sports — and Beyonce — lovers were distracted by the Super Bowl, Dr. Randy Short began to spread the word via social media that Malcolm Shabazz , grandson of transcendent human rights activist El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), had been arrested by the FBI while en route to Iran to attend a Hollywoodism conference. RELATED:...
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Obama's Profile Has Democrats Taking Notice

MBM ·
Obama's Profile Has Democrats Taking NoticePopular Senator Is Mentioned as 2008 ContenderBy Charles BabingtonWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 18, 2006; A01EAST ORANGE, N.J. -- Barack Obama was standing before a packed high school auditorium...
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The Whitest Historically Black College In America

Cholly ·
Deirdre Guyton, the school's director of alumni affairs, is proud of Bluefield State College's history and wants to preserve it. Here, she holds up a photo of the school's football team from 1927 to 1928, when it was the best black college team. Antonio Bolden, a 19-year-old student and baseball player, is a rarity at Bluefield State: He started college right after high school and isn't from the region. It opened in the late 19th century as the Bluefield Colored Institute, created to educate...
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TavASS Smiley in the New Yorker

Wiz1 ·
Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for twelve years, "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" came to a halt so that Tavis Smiley could hold forth. The show, which supplements R. & B. songs and comedy skits with listener call-ins and lots of good-natured banter, claims to have eight million listeners, making it the most popular radio broadcast in black America. Joyner, who once sang in a group with Lionel Richie, is a gregarious host with a high, wheezing chuckle, and he presides over a gently...
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Re: Tips from a Police Officer

Kweli4Real ·
I have not researched it nation-wide, but I would say yes. The courts are split on this, I believe that the SCOTUS, and many lower courts, has/have ruled that a person has the right to refuse FST, if they assent to alternate sobriety testing. Further, I am aware of ruling that support the idea that a party has the absolute right to refuse to refuse any form of sobriety testing [on 4th amendment grounds]; however, doing so will likely result in you being arrested, an automatic one year...
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Re: Do We Really Want Dissent @ AA.org?

One ·
I believe that wise intellect sharpens the sword. However, as in Iaito, the blades are not blunted because they never touch. This said; what is meant by "dissent"? Does it mean; Main Entry: 1dis·sent Pronunciation: di-'sent Function: intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin dissentire, from dis- + sentire to feel -- more at SENSE 1 : to withhold assent OR 2 : to differ in opinion ???????????????????????????????? It appears that the two have the same effect or result where...
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Re: What good is belief?

Mr. Muhammad ·
Tuesday, November 07, 2006 "WHY" I Believe in God... In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful...the Best Knower. Salaam (Peace) to all. First, let's examine a few key definitions: belief a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing; something believed; especially, a tenet or body of tenets held by a group; conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon especially when based on examination of evidence ;...
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Re: What good is belief?

Khalliqa ·
In what way observable..? What characteristics are we to look for? What is it that we are lacking? How does a higher power fulfill this? How is this need known? please expand more upon this foundation.... How can you understand that which is not truly known... belief is not knowing... hence the above post... Belief may be supported by knowledge... but it is not knowledge... it is an comfortable assumption predicated upon previous KNOWledge.... superstitious belief is not... neither forms of...
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Re: Do you celebrate Kwanzaa?

Michael ·
...you can have both of these felonious and treasonous individuals and fake Kwanzaa I choose not to hold any regard for Maulana Karenga , Tookie Williams , and/or fake Kwanzaa ... ************************ ".... where house negroes fetch drinks and carry luggage for whites and get referred to as BUCKO ......oh mammy...the happy days are here again....... oh maaammy .............." by Kevin41 ************************ ....the purpose of kwanzaa is to strengthen Black famlies .....more bull...
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Re: The Afrimerican Identity Crisis

Michael ·
Wikipedia and/or other reputable sources are on point with this information, as applied to the Black Panthers, Ron Karenga, the state of the Black family structure, and/or Fake Kwanzaa.... ******************************* "Yeah, there is that and a willful ignorance, perhaps born of unquestioning belief in mainstream Western sources of information." ..and just like the inept Black leadership within the U.S., Black Africa has its own issues of inept Black leadership, to which much of the...
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The Police Hunting And Killing Of Black Men Stops Today

sunnubian ·
THE BLOG The Police Hunting And Killing Of Black Men Stops Today 07/07/2016 11:19 am ET | Updated 6 hours ago 170 Trey Ellis Novelist, Screenwriter, and Associate Professor at Columbia University ASSOCIATED PRESS Policing in America is, and has been, separate and tragically unequal. Policing in America is broken. I’m not excusing black on black gun violence, almost exclusively carried out by young, untrained and undereducated black men on each other. I’m talking about trained, professional...
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Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Radio Network, with Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey – Week of 10/27/14

sunnubian ·
Listen to Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Radio Network, with Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey – Week of 10/27/14 Submitted by Nellie Bailey a... on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:51 ba radio on PRN Detroit Marches in Solidarity with Dublin Over Water On November 1, the grassroots Detroit Water Brigade will lead a march in solidarity with the people of Dublin, Ireland, who recently turned out 100,000-strong to protest the first-ever imposition of water fees. Dubliners carried signs linking their...
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The Declaration of Independence

sunnubian ·
Declaration of Independence: A Transcription Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflects the original. In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have...
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CRITICAL ISSUES THAT SHOULD BE OF DISCUSSION WITHIN THE BLACK RACE [PICK ONE]:

sunnubian ·
FBI Targets Blacks and Left, Not White Supremacists Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford 27 Aug 2019 The FBI has plenty of powers but chooses not to use them against violent white supremacists, said Chip Gibbons , of Defending Human Rights and Dissent. “If the FBI gets more domestic terrorism powers, who do you think they’re going to use them against?” Gibbons asked, and then answered: dissidents and Blacks. “If anything, the FBI’s power should be restricted.”...
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Judge Olu Stevens Suspended Without Pay for Calling Out Racism in Judicial System

sunnubian ·
Judge Olu Stevens Suspended Without Pay for Calling Out Racism in Judicial System August 10, 2016 | Posted by Tanasia Kenney Tagged With: all white juries , Judge Olu Stevens Suspended , Judicial System Race Discrimination , Kentucky Prosecutor Tom Wine Judge Olu Stevens, who was suspended without pay for speaking out against racism in the judicial system. A Black Kentucky judge has been suspended without pay for “racially-charged” comments accusing a Louisville prosecutor of intentionally...
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Black caucus issues call to action

Kocolicious ·
BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES CALL TO ACTION 133 AddThis Sharing Buttons21 133 Moriah Ratner By Mike Lillis - 07/08/16 04:11 PM EDT Black Democrats on Capitol Hill are pressing Republicans and the White House to take greater steps to rein in gun violence following a string of high-profile shootings this week, all involving police. The lawmakers, infuriated over a pair of episodes in which black men were killed by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, are calling for action — legislative and...
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Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

sunnubian ·
Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex What is the Prison Industrial Complex? Why does it matter? Angela Y. Davis tells us. (From Special Section: Prison Industrial Complex) Angela Davis SEP 10, 1998 12:00PM EDT SHARE What is the Prison Industrial Complex? Why does it matter? Angela Y. Davis tells us. Imprisonment has become the response of first resort to far too many of the social problems that burden people who are ensconced in poverty. These problems often are veiled...
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Corporate Media Counting Cadence to Fascism

sunnubian ·
Corporate Media Counting Cadence to Fascism Submitted by Glen Ford on Wed, 03/08/2017 - 15:27 facebook twitter email Imperial war Fascism in the U.S. by BAR executive editor Glen Ford The ruling class/War Party/corporate media campaign for regime change in Washington has moments of pure silliness, with grown men claiming that U.S. presidents don’t have the power to wiretap people. Someone should have informed Dr. Martin Luther King. But, if self-described “progressives” can believe that the...
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Re: White leaders failing America

Michael ·
....Heck, the only community falling behind, is the Black community. More so than any wrong doing by Caucasians, our own Black leaders, and/or other Black people in positions of influence keep the Black community in bondage, and in poverty. In comparison, Caucasian, Jewish, Hispanic, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, etc., etc., communities are doing very well in most every area of American life. As reality has it, the Black community is the only community in the U.S. facing extinction.
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Re: The Sotomayor Pick: Bridging the Black-Latino Divide

EbonyRose ·
You know .. when I first saw this, the title especially, kinda threw me a bit! I was think that dude was probably stretching it just a bit ... at least!! But, after fully reading the article, I'd have to say that while it's clear that he's not speaking about your average, everyday, Joe & Jolene Black/Hispanic person on the street ... if he is speaking strictly along political terms, I think this article is very telling!! Politically speaking, I do get the feeling that there are...
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Re: President Obama says he won't put focus on blacks' troubles

EbonyRose ·
Reference: Anyway, I'll welcome your comments about what I identified as the fundamental issue here and your explanation for why you don't have a problem with Obama's "colorblind" logic when you are ostensibly a pro-affirmative action person. The reason why I don't have a problem with "Obama's 'colorblind' logic" is because I can comprehend that he is the President of the UNITED STATES and not simply the President of BLACK AMERICA . I can comprehend that it would INDEED have been...
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Re: The Hebrews African Heritage...

Oshun Auset ·
No we are not. Yes... Actually, that's Ethiopians in general. I'm beyond familiar with this, it's also in the Qur'an. Did you know most scholars see this as an allegorical tale representing the introduction of patriarchy into Africa? The historical Queens of Ethiopia(Candace s ) were replaced by the Kingship from the Solomonic lines(in the allegory). Like I stated. It's also in the Qur'an, where Sheba is a goat footed demon... Just because myths/legends surrounding ancestors(a common theme...
 
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