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Re: What are you listening to right now?

AudioGuy ·
Jeffery Osborne - "From the Soul" Mint Condition - "Live from the 9:30 club" & "Livin' the Luxury Brown"(2cd) Maysa - Sweet Classic Soul"
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Re: Projecting U.S. Population to 2050

Empty Purnata ·
^That's because the majority of the key White figures that are anti-immigration often end up having links to racist organizations, or have made racist comments and voting habits in the past. I don't see Whites complaining about Eastern Europeans who come to this country illegally and then are able to claim political/economic asylum to stay here (which the government won't allow Brown immigrants to do). I'd say that many non-White people who are anti-immigration are also often racist. I...
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

UppityNegress ·
Sorry, but I just can't believe that. Perhaps this is true in general, but in my life, what I have witnessed is capable legal citizens (mostly Black) being denied jobs they were more than qualified for in favor of giving them to illegals. Granted, these jobs were low skilled services or trades, but they were ways for legal Black citizens to make money and feed and clothe their families. In fact, it once happened to me. When I was younger, I used to apply for summer jobs at places like Home...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Published April 1, 2006 (Photo by LISA DEJONG/Associated Press) Group's founders: Debbie Wilson (left) and Francia Malone, shown in Flint earlier this month, have co-founded the Flint Area Albinism Network. Wilson and Malone, who are black, want to shed more light on the condition. Flint group offers help to those with albinism Black women form nonprofit network to assist, educate By Rose Mary Reiz Associated Press FLINT TOWNSHIP - Strangers used to come up and ask Francia Malone's parents...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Fagunwa ·
Another Earth - Gary Battz Sex Machine Live- James Brown Sex Machine - Sly and The Family Stone. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major Opus 19 - Royal Philharmonic Orch. echoes - Pink Floyd
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

MBM ·
Another point of the chapter that directly impacts health (and further illustrates how racism/classism negatively impacts the quality of life) is the following quote: For the sake of argument, do you see this as an issue of racism, per se, or more of classism (which may disproportionately impact black people)? Are companies specifically targeting black and brown communities for their waste sites or are they just picking poor areas (which happen to include a greater percentage of us)? In this...
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Re: First Reaction...

Khalliqa ·
Hmmmmmm.... Fabulous... ~sigh~ {come closer dear} Fab: looking bewildered {yes, you dear.....} Fab: "Where are you?" {It's okay... I'm a gentle spirit.....} Fab: ....hesitantly......letting down her guard sloooowly..... "Okay..... What is it?" {I'm going to reveal to you the hidden secrets of "The Virtuous One"...... } { Virtue: lets her flowing silk purple robe flow around her legs as she sits..... and stares at Fabulous with a serene and pleasant smile on her face..... she blinks with...
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Re: First Reaction...

HonestBrother ·
<----- wiping the purple mist from his eyes, HB stares in disbelief as if he's just witnessed a Divine Visitation...
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Re: First Reaction...

Black Viking ·
Now I'm the one that's getting excited...
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Re: First Reaction...

HonestBrother ·
I never meant 2 cause u any sorrow I never meant 2 cause u any pain I only wanted 2 one time see u laughing I only wanted 2 see u laughing in the purple rain Purple rain purple rain Purple rain purple rain Purple rain purple rain I only wanted 2 see u bathing in the purple rain I never wanted 2 be your weekend lover I only wanted 2 be some kind of friend Baby I could never steal u from another It's such a shame our friendship had 2 end Purple rain purple rain Purple rain purple rain Purple...
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Re: First Reaction...

Khalliqa ·
You're sweet HB.... Really sweet... Peace, Virtue
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Re: First Reaction...

Black Viking ·
Very, very well done Brother... I wish I'd thought of it.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ZAKAR ·
And by the way, ask your brothers and sistas from Central and South America, about black brown Alliances.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
If you are unwilling to make black black alliances, then perhaps you should refer to yourself not as African, but as African American, or follow JWC and call yourself an African American American. Oh, what the hell...why not just call yourself an African American American American American American. But what about black black alliances? You can be a Pan African American American American American American, too.
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Re: We Have to Care About the Two

Frenchy ·
Ugh!!!!! The length of time that they have been missing is not encouraging. I do wish the people that write these articles would pay attention to the Amber Alert sites for a day or so. Every hour a kid goes missing, black, white, brown. You will not see MOST of them on anything other than your local TV news.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Fagunwa ·
Ahmad Jamal - Live in Paris James Brown - Revolution of the Mind Weather Report - Mysterious Traveller The Meditations - No More Friends.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

TruEssence ·
Vibing to.. Revolution- Dennis Brown Powerful lyrics!
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
I am troubled to hear members of this site decry the vaulue of a Black organization like Jack and Jill which is positive. MBM I am glad that I am not the only former J&J member on this site brave enough to say it, and I am glad you too saw the benefits of being in that organization. Vox, thanks for your openmindedness. As for J&J, this organization allowed me to see a very different view of Black people as opposed to tv stero-types from shows like "Good Times" or "Sanford and Son". I...
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Re: Do you think the government is reading AA.org?

Yemaya ·
Black Viking, that's what many, many people do for a living! I used to work with some of them. They will take the time to investigate if you and your organization are even remotely suspected of being threatening or speak out against a government policy or some of the discussion we have here. Example, when Janice Rogers Brown was nominated for a federal circuit court judge position. Somehow during the hearings, a cartoon that had appeared about her in the website Black Commentator was...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Diamond ·
Virtue, You are so right, we don't discuss the hurtful things we have done to ourselves. We are quick to point out what the white man has done to us but we very seldom discuss what we do to ourselves. I am ashamed to say that I have heard of the paper bag test. Not only with the J&J but with other black organizations. For example my church, I heard it said by someone I respect that a presbyterian is a baptist that has made it. In addition, my presbyterian church has a history of only...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

bigman ·
you know the answer too dark of shade of brown.
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

Frenchy ·
Every human being on this planet is enjoying the benfits of the sacrifices of those who came before us. It is not as if immigrants come to this country and immediately move into some kind of lush life. We've made and continue to make a great deal of contributions to African America and faced and face a great deal of odds not only from white people but also from Black people in this country. The White Man does not care if I was born in another country or if my family's been in the US for 10...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

EbonyRose ·
Exactly, Frenchy!!! But every immigrant has the right to choose . Brown skinned or not, whether they enter illegally or not. The difference between the immigrant and the African American is that you look back at your heritage and ancestors and the choices they made and how far they've come and how far they brought you and how far you're going with a different kind of pride than I do. It's no less as stong, but it is different. I look back at my heritage and ancestors and there was no choice...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

MBM ·
Perhaps, but I can supply an equal or greater number of people who have had only positive, enriching experiences. Viewpoint? Other than wanting to provide culturally enriching environments and experiences for black children - what viewpoint are you referring to? Perhaps, but as you know every coin has two sides. But do you look at all black folks with college experience that way? Only 26% of Americans graduate from college. The number must be even smaller for African Americans. Does every...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Khalliqa ·
.....and? has no relevance on the negative experiences of others.... and the pain that's caused..... are you suggesting that because you and other's have had positive experiences that this discounts others' negative experiences? providing a culturally enriching environment for specific black children.... flipping coin...... my side of the coin is the one we are discussing now.... Yes... and No..... Just because that subset gets together is not a crime...... but when that subset excludes...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

MBM ·
You're the one speaking in broad generalities, talking about "systemic mindsets". I am merely providing evidence to the contrary. Yes. Those who are involved in the organization. Again, I'm not trying to deny you whatever experience you have. I am just offering evidence that suggests that your experiences are not universal ones. The organization does not "look down" on anyone - particularly other black people. Certain people may, but "looking down" is certainly not a behavior that is...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Khalliqa ·
If your position is "I have had positive experiences and many others that I know have....." then that is specific to you..... I am merely stating my specific experience contrary to yours...... and from that I am listening to others echo my response.... and the observation is something of a passive agressive position in your organiztion ........ one that affects others.... your positive experience only affects you and those who are admitted in your organization..... Yes.... MBM..... thanks...
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

Faheem ·
This is the second most e-mailed and read article on the WSJ website this month, Who Got Into College? In an Unusually Competitive Year, Some Schools Sought Passion; Others Went for Tuba Players By ANNE MARIE CHAKER April 13, 2006; Page D1 Who did get in this year? The question is haunting thousands of high-school seniors who are reeling from rejections in recent weeks. In one of the most competitive admissions seasons ever, Stanford, Brown and other top schools faced record numbers of...
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Re: Who is the BEST African American Actor?

FireFly ·
I must say I like Don Cheadle and Denzel Washington for their acting and diversity of films - so they share my vote. And let's not forget James Earl Jones for his prolific career and talents. (I also like Jamie Foxx and Lawrence and Wesley to varying degrees) While hunting around on the World-Wide-Waste-Of-Time, I also came across this rather interesting sounding man!! I haven't seen any of his films but he was obviously a Renaissance Man with a lot of talent and flair and substance. What an...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
After being interviewed by the school administration, the eager teaching prospect said: "Let me see if I've got this right. . . You want me to go into that room with all those kids, and fill their every waking moment with a love for learning, and I'm supposed to instill a sense of pride in their ethnicity, modify their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse and even censor their T-shirt messages and dress habits. You want me to wage a war on drugs and sexually transmitted...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
You Might Be A Mom If . . . 1. Your feet stick to the kitchen floor, and you don't care. 2. When the kids are fighting, you threaten to lock them in a room together and not let them out until someone's bleeding. 3. You can't find your cordless phone, so you ask a friend to call you, and you run around the house madly, following the sound until you locate the phone downstairs in the laundry basket. 4. You spend an entire week wearing sweats. 5. Your idea of a good day is making it through...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

tru2urself16 ·
Shirley Brown: Don't Go Looking For My Man Another one of those songs mama used to play all the time.
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Re: How Do Men Fall in Love?

Brown ·
I grew in love with Mrs. Brown. We were in church and the preacher asked the married folk in the congregation were we in love with our spouse or growing in love? I thought it was an akward question and one I never pondered but I knew right away I was growing in love with my wife. I proudly looked over at her and whispered "I am growing in love with you." Not a good idea...we hadn't been married for a year and since before we were married I had told her "I love you." She was upset that after...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Fagunwa ·
Todays music is: Barry White box set (yes the whole set!) The Great Men of Gospel (I'm no xtian but I love old school gospel music no kirk franklin for me.) Mozart Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.26 in D major K537, "Coronation" James Brown "Star Time" box set disc #2. The Very Best of Kanda Bongo Man.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Fabulous ·
Excuse me, folks, but I recall reading about the Jack & Jill organization in a book called "The Color Complex" a while back. On page 25 of this book, it says the following: {snip} To this day exclusive Black social clubs like Jack & Jill and Links have a significant majority of light-skinned members. Many churches, schools, sororities, fraternities, businesses, and even neighborhoods are also reputed to be partial to light-skinned Blacks. Virtually every major urban center across the...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Fagunwa ·
Love Light Dennis Brown Speaking in tounges Talking Heads We Before Me Lagbaja M'zee fula-ngenge Papa Wemba The Battle of Los Angeles Rage Against the Machine
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Empty Purnata ·
Interstingly, Krishna was apparently quite dark-skinned too: Sounds like Krishna was Dravidian or possibly Andamanese (Indian Australoid with possible Madagascarian influence).
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Fabulous ·
Originally posted by HonestBrother: Meditation on Beauty and the Black Woman (A Work in Progress) I know what this world says beauty is - as do we all. But we who know just laugh: to this we will never be in thrall. We know that beauty dwells both close to home and in far rarer places- And that deep lovers need much skill before they can savor her embraces... Beauty is shallow and skin deep but also deep as blood and bone... When I close my eyes and lose all sense of space and time So that I...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Fabulous: Originally posted by HonestBrother: Meditation on Beauty and the Black Woman (A Work in Progress) I know what this world says beauty is - as do we all. But we who know just laugh: to this we will never be in thrall. We know that beauty dwells both close to home and in far rarer places- And that deep lovers need much skill before they can savor her embraces... Beauty is shallow and skin deep but also deep as blood and bone... When I close my eyes and lose...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Fabulous ·
Originally posted by HonestBrother: Originally posted by Fabulous: Originally posted by HonestBrother: Meditation on Beauty and the Black Woman (A Work in Progress) I know what this world says beauty is - as do we all. But we who know just laugh: to this we will never be in thrall. We know that beauty dwells both close to home and in far rarer places- And that deep lovers need much skill before they can savor her embraces... Beauty is shallow and skin deep but also deep as blood and bone...
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

Rowe ·
African-American men, like most men who are under the influence of Western culture, have been more affected by Western standards of beauty than they are willing to acknowledge and admit. Despite Black men's sustaining interest in full-figured women, even today, Black men will find themselves attracted to Black women whose appearance is closer to Western ideals of beauty (e.g., chemically-processed straightened hair, very light, tan, or brown skin, biracial features, etc.) Typically, these...
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

Black Viking ·
Actually, I was only speaking for and about myself. Then I asked a question in regards to carribeanflavored's comment about mainsteam media and why aren't there more Black women in it if everyone's equally beautiful. I wan't trying to tell you anything about Black men. It's a good thing too, since you already know all about them. Well... if you had actually read that thread, you would have noticed that most of us were commenting on her muscular physique, not her light-skin or "good hurr", or...
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

folobatuyi ·
Slow your row on the generatizations, sista Rowe. Some AA men love their sistas non-european looking!
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

qty226 ·
I've been told, that i talk about these issues constantly.....and nothing else. So i'll chime in, and move on. Rowe.......your comment here, was on point! Its amazing to hear, black men justify this behavior. Its like getting your hand caught in the cookie jar, and pulling back when youre caught. Its also really hard to stomach black men, craving these type of women.............while bitching about black women. Im so done!! *walks out, door slams*
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

HonestBrother ·
So have black women also been brainwashed to not only accept western standards of beauty but also western notions of 1) religion? (sistas are "too blessed to be stressed" and want you too to "have a blessed day") 2) 'success'? 3) material possessions?
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

Black Viking ·
You know... I really regret posting on this thread. I should have just left it alone. When I approach these subjects, I always come in with kid gloves because I understand that these are women's issues, and my grasp of them is slim at best. But, whenever I do that, you girls go completely batty. None of you ever actually read what is written. You only read what fits into assumtions you've already made and then ignore the rest, or read way too far into it. Then, you go off on a tirade that...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Solitude0309 ·
Tony Toni Tone: Pretty Brown Eyes and after that is.... It Never Rains in Southern Callifornia
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Tre ·
HBro, I'm moved beyond words.
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love black women because of my mother. She didn't graduate from high school... she didn't come from wealth or privilege... but she is the sanest mother I know... and has more sense than any other mother I know... After being out in the world and meeting all sorts of people from all walks of life and from all over the globe and seeing their mothers and how they relate to them... I can truly say my mother is the best... She comes out ahead of white mothers, yellow mothers, rich mothers,...
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

StaryeYenightess ·
I hate everything read on this post. Why? Because most of you are measuring Black Beauty by a Black American afrocentric people and West Africans. Example Deep Mahogany Skin Natural Kinky hair Full lips Rounder behind Wider nose. The question is East African look nothing like this. Yet they are consider the oldest Africans on Earth. Most of them look like. Light brown to Olive Skin Wavy to Straight hair Thin lips Pointy noses. None of you mention this at all. I would have to say most of you...
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