Tagged With "Democrats Hope to Bury "Black Lives"

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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

MBM ·
CF - I'm being real patient and kind here. Now listen (read) carefully. There is a big difference between the state killing black children and women exercising their Constitutionally protected right to choice. I hope that even you can understand that.
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
"I wonder how many Black people really give a schit about how they are LOOKED at ..." by Kevin41 "I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious .... when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters ....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here........." by Kevin41 ************************** ".....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... ..... the...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

UppityNegress ·
I'm rather apathetic about death. It's gonna come, so I just hope that when it does, it isn't particularly gruesome or painful. Most people don't get the chance to make that choice, though.
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Empty Purnata ·
That's pretty much my attitude about death. It will come, but life is more important to worry about. IMHO, what is "death" but the beginning of a new life? And what is "birth" but death of an old life?
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

sunnubian ·
No, I'm not afraid to die, but when I do I hope it will be quick and painless. Besides, only the body dies, the human being is eternal, infinite, so, no one never REALLY dies. Each person born is born for a reason, or have a task to complete during their lifetime, no one is born to live in the physical forever, but things like suicide and murder upsets the natural balance/cycle/circle of life and the reason each person is born.
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
Good advice...I agree people need to break the 'creature of habit'. So many folks go to the exact same nightclubs, eatries, bars, etc. Break the cycle, try other places
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
I would conclude that many young black women make very poor dating choices early in their dating lives. It seems, like Dr Audrey Chapman*******[link below with highlighted quote] has concluded, that many black women are looking to be a savior in their quest to attempt to try to change a bad boy into a good man..as oppose to starting out with a good man and building from there. She [Dr. Chapman]feels that black women would like to feel that their love can change people...only later to...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

powerflower ·
Young people make many mistakes. When I was in high school all the guys really went for the homecoming queen/prom queen types. How many of the most popular girls in your high schools are now sitting at home or in some dead end job with way to many kids by a bunch of different guys and/or on drugs? And what about the most popular guys? They are a lot of times, on drugs, in and out of jail, unstable, and that's if they're still alive. What's cool when you're young is often not what's cool when...
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Re: Shallow Friendships

Fine ·
I've been outside the box since junior high. Thanks, Staryeyenightess! I was sharing an epiphany. I never felt comfortable when they each told about their escapades with all those men. One day something told me to introduce them--cause they say the same things and seem so much alike. Bingo! I never felt excluded, I knew what I was doing as far as introducing them to each other. I know three is a crowd, so it was sort of an experiment....! One of the two said she didn't want to be friends...
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Guest ·
Dr. Kevin: It is clear that you prefer a Black man who you can easily draw upon. You prefer to have Black folks commit to simple "Yes or No" questions rather than be able to justify their positions. I am convinced that you are more comfortable with a Black man who doesn't know much BUT who supports your position and when challenged resorts to the cry of RACISM rather than a Black man who DISAGREES WITH YOU AND CAN ARTICULATE WHY HE THINKS THAT WAY. YOU ARE A SHORT SIGHTED IDEOLOGUE (read - a...
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Frenchy ·
On its face, it doesn't sound like bad advice, but the more I think about it, something is off. The overwhelming sense is "You are not really a part of this family. Be prepared to be bounced out of the picture at whim and get the short end of the stick. And don't gripe about it." Which is somewhat understandable in the beginning, but seems insane for anything that goes beyond a few months. I just don't quite see how that's a healthy situation. At some point, there has to be equal dedication...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
nikcara, You have more than one point in your post. I will try to address them, but I hope you can forgive me if I miss one or two. Do we have differing definitions of "Christian"? What is a Christian to you? Yes, Christians do differ on issues, but they differ usually because they've started from different points of view. They have different conclusions about the world to begin with, thus they have certain differences in their worldviews, which is part of the point that I made originally.
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Re: Tolerance of Intolerance?

kresge ·
I am grieved to hear about your experience. I spent 12 years in academia as a college/university chaplain. Before my theological training, however, I obtained a B.S. in physics and mathematics, and an M.A. in physics. So I think that I might be able to relate to your situation from several positions. With respect to the AA community, I think that science and mathematics, little priority seems to be given to these disciplines. There seems to be much more of a connection with arts associated...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

humblelynn ·
I think that the Reverend has gone overboard with his sermon, and I hope that the congregation made him very much aware of it. The KKK was and is a vile group of individuals that left a legacy of blood shed, hatred, and destruction, and here is a Pastor that states that he'd ride along with them in order to express the same prejudices that we as a people fought so hard to overcome. It is offensive to think that four little black girls in a church and many others along the way lost their...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Michael ·
"I think that the Reverend has gone overboard with his sermon, and I hope that the congregation made him very much aware of it . The KKK was and is a vile group of individuals that left a legacy of blood shed, hatred, and destruction, and here is a Pastor that states that he'd ride along with them in order to express the same prejudices that we as a people fought so hard to overcome. It is offensive to think that four little black girls in a church and many others along the way lost their...
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Melesi ·
EP, Evangelicals, I think, don't need to prove themselves loyal to God. You might have a more Catholic theology there. Where Catholics and Orthodox pray about "being made worthy to be heard in the presence of your divine majesty," and such, evangelicals would never choose to pray like that. The Reformation idea of "sola fides, sola gratia, sola scriptura" ("by faith alone, by grace alone, by Scripture alone") is very strong. It's not always thought through among us, logic not always being...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Some related news of how things worked with IT in Australia with migrants. Migrants blamed for IT jobs cut By Jewel Topsfield, Canberra January 10, 2006 AUSTRALIA'S intake of skilled migrants with information technology expertise should be reduced to improve the prospects of local IT graduates who are struggling to find jobs, says an immigration analyst. Bob Kinnaird, of labour market consultants Kinnaird and Associates, said the Federal Government had brought in large numbers of IT workers...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
So much for Affirmative Action, and like minded progressives and any benefit they bring to the Black community. There are definitely more pressing issues and concerns, based on credibility and not the fiction, and fallacies of any Kevin41, Empty Purnata, etc., etc..... ...such activity would not be considered B.S. by those victimized by this activity. More likely those who make excuses for our own inept Black elected leadership, those who change the subject matter to compare the senseless...
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Re: Question for Kresge?

kresge ·
AG, This is not an area of expertise for me, but I would there are folks who do a lot in the area of creation spirituality in Christianity. You might want to do a search on Matthew Fox and Thomas Berry (author of The Dream of the Earth ). This is also a topic dealt with from time to time by the folks who are a part of the Sojourners community in Washington, DC as well as folks associated with the magazine The Other Side in Philadelphia. Finally, I would suggest searches on eco-spirituality,...
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

FireFly ·
DAMN!!!!!!!!!! I've probably logged on too late, but... HOW EXCITING!! I hope you have the most wonderful, exciting, fun, adventurous, romantic (in every sense ), amazing and mind blowing time. SOOOOOOOOOOO envious about all that yummy Italian food you'll be eating. Buy some extra virgin olive oil and olives to take back home to the States. ciao Bella! ...we want pics!! .
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Re: Question for Kresge?

FireFly ·
thanks so much for your response kresge. Much appreciated You are always generous about sharing your knowledge and objective about your perspective. Some serious reading ahead. I hope I can respond with some degree of clarity at a later date. .
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

Black Viking ·
You must have been reading my mind Rowe, you took the words right out of my mouth. I've always felt that the American Dream was my dream, your dream, anyone's dream, what ever dream that is. This is the country where it can happen. No matter how bad things get, we always push through because we have a hope for something better. America has a sense of hope that I think is gone in most of the rest of the world. Despite all our short-commings I believe we a blessed.
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

FireFly ·
First off, I think it's important for everyone to assess and reassess their goals frequently. Because life, and our lives don't remain static. So it is a great question to ask of ourselves - what is our version of the American (or Australian) dream? Wanting a house (territory), a car (mobility), and income (security) is fine, however the perception and reality of the so-called American Dream depend entirely on the person dreaming the dream. OK call me a wet blanket but... A lot of people...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

FireFly ·
ok MBM... here's a start. Hope it's not too abstract or nebulous a list. Freedom of speech and opinion. Freedom to make choices. Equal rights for everyone. Accessiblity to quality healthcare for all. Inclusion for all in the workplace and education system. Including language, culture. A culture of ethical business. Religious freedom. Quality education for all. Respect for everyone. Equal opportunity. Shared responsibility. . that's all I can come up with right now.
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

HonestBrother ·
Thanks for the heads up, CF! As a college teacher I now have a warning to be prepared for the * intellectual confusion * you're sending my way. And note the correct spelling of A-C-H-I-E-V-E-M-E-N-T Echoing MBM, you still don't get it. You're not addressing a bunch of failures in this forum. Some of us success stories * are * the result of the supposed fundamentalism you rail against. Another * lesson on leadership * : modify what comes out of your f*cking mouth to take into account who your...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My take on Part One:...in bold When elementary school teacher Patti Hairston picked up Monday's edition of the St. Petersburg Times, she braced herself. "I knew there would be negative things said about black women by black men," she said. very interesting, esp. since the writer of the original article was merely seeking the 'other side' of the Essence article. Lori Chung, 28, associate TV news producer, single, Brooklyn Personally, I don't feel the love from black men to black women and...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Guest ·
Actually THIS IS NOT THE CASE. I know that the biggest challenge to CHANGE within the Black community are the very people who claim to "Own Blackness". To some extent they/YOU are not going to respond willingly to someone who is "agreeable" with you. You need to have a MIRROR shown to your face and will need to be CHALLENGED to change so that you can live up to what you CLAIM to aspire to. Again I say - Why would I hold out my self-worth on a platter for someone who has shown over time to...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

ricardomath ·
Black Church Summit 23 Dec 05 12:00 AM EST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Sharpton and Flunder to Headline Black Church Summit on Gay Rights Focus on Homophobia and Exclusionary Divisiveness December 20, 2005 - Washington, DC - National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) will convene a major discussion on lesbian and gay rights among black faith leaders. The two day Summit is to be hosted by First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and is scheduled for January 20-21, 2006. For a schedule of events,...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Black Viking ·
You finally got something straight. Yes, a benefit that is afforded one group of people to the exclusion of another based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, sexual-orientation, or disability is illegal discimination, and therefore oppression. BTW, it's also unconstitutional. Healthcare coverage has nothing to do with anything. Insurance companies set their own policies. No one has a constitutional right to healthcare. They should, but they don't. What does this mean? You make it sound as...
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Re: Cathy Freeman goes bush...

FireFly ·
I found this story about the making of the series. Freeman and Mailman go bush Issue 95 By Erin McWhirter, TV Writer NATIONAL, Jan 19, 2005: It takes a lot to make Olympic gold medallist Catherine Freeman cry. Throughout her life the sports star has been through the devastation of losing big races and other personal dramas, but she rarely cries. However, a recent road trip with actress and pal Deborah Mailman changed all that. In an instant, the city slickers who spent seven weeks travelling...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love that black women know better than anyone else where I've been in my life and what I go through. We share a past and present. The hope that keeps me looking for the right one is that I will find a Sista that also knows where I'm going. Then we shall be of one mind.
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

RadioRaheem ·
nope, I am just waiting for Rowe to answer my questions about why she has to tell men what beauty is. I pondered if it was a self-esteem problem that she had. She has yet to reply, but returned to this board to do this thread. I hope she is working on that answers to my inquiries.
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

Oshun Auset ·
I think it just may have something to do with this RadioRaheem... http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/40070883/m/5661057663 BTW these sisters are extra beautiful, but I can only imagine how much better loooking they would be with their natural hair texture...
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Re: I Finished High School!

MidLifeMan ·
Congrats...keep at it...don't stop. I hope to be here a few years from now and have you tell us you just finished your Masters and Ph.D
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Guest ·
Lord please help this Kneegrow. First - I support the Palestinean's RIGHT TO SELF DETERMINATION. Hamas, just like the Sunni's in Iraq have been told to engage in the poltical process rather than violent actions to get their way. Some people played this election victory as a "loss" for the USA and Israel. This couldn't be further from the truth. Second - the media did a report on a Hamas lady who was elected though she had no previous political experience. She sent 3 of her 5 sons to their...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
"The point is NOT that "janitors aint shit" or however else things were apparently interpreted." (-Frenchy, 1/19/06, 6:10 PM, Page 2) "And I would take a nice, respectful Plain Joe over a Denzel any day of the week. But that's not the issue. " (-Frenchy, 1/19/06, 7:32 PM, Page 2) "I am not talking about the merits of a blue collar man. There's nothing wrong with a janitor or whatever else. I've expressed that several times now." (-Frenchy, 1/20/06, 5:43 PM, Page 2) "This is NOT about...
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Re: Asking too much?

Rowe ·
Oh dear sister, this is such a fragile topic. I hope people are just as careful responding to your dilemma as I hope to be. This is what I think you should do. If you are going to stand by your values, then ONLY DATE men who share your values. That is, men who are committed to remaining a virgin until marriage. Unless that individual is interested in one day marrying you, I think it's little unfair to expect someone who is sexually-active and who enjoys an active sex life to conform to your...
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Re: UBUNTU

Nmaginate ·
I think the pre-Civil Rights act idea makes a solid case. There is plenty of LIVING SURVIVORS and plenty of WELL DOCUMENTED internment-like practices that composed that bulk of American History, to say the least. I could say more, I guess, but, since you introduced the term UBUNTU via the Reparations group, I'd like to know what type of lessons from South Africa and its Truth & Reconciliation Commission or other precepts do you think we can draw on. Also, with respect to UBUNTU ,...
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

FireFly ·
hey Huey, the wait is over. (I always check out music suggestions) Afrodite Imani Coppola Audio CD (August 1, 2004) Original Release Date: August 1, 2004 Number of Discs: 1 Label: Mental Records ASIN: B0002TP7FW Average Customer Review: based on 10 reviews. (Write a review.) Amazon.com Sales Rank: #112,093 in Music (See Top Sellers in Music) Yesterday: #109,802 in Music -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Track Listings 1. Afrodite 2. These Days...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

EbonyRose ·
CF ... thank you for answering my question in such a thought out and detailed manner. I had no knowledge of any other posting or talk about it ... and didn't realize I was "baiting" you by asking it. I was really just curious! I won't go into what I think about your reasoning or your personal statement in putting it up, because that never really was the purpose. My philosophy has always been to each his own! But, again, thanks for the explanation. It definitely is a very moving picture. Vox...
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Re: Asking too much?

donna529 ·
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ADMIRE YOU FOR BEING IN A SITUATION, AND HANDLED IT WITH PRIDE. GIRLFRIEND, I WISH I WOULD HAVE WAITED BEFORE I GOT MARRIED, BUT I DIDN'T. THIS IS NOT TO BE LOOKED DOWN ON. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED ABOUT HOW MANY MEN...YES MEN, THAT ARE STILL VIRGINS, AND LOOKING FOR A WOMAN THAT IS A VIRGIN TOO. DO NOT LET YOUR SO-CALLED FRIENDS TURN YOU AWAY FROM THE FUTURE GOAL YOU WANT TO REACH. DEEP DOWN I WILL BET YOU A DOLLAR THEY ADMIRE YOU, BUT LAUGHED BECAUSE...
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Re: Help for arthritis?

folobatuyi ·
She might just have to get some more cortisone shots if the pain is unbearable before the next appointment. Hope the pain continues to subside.
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
I mean to me it only makes since. For instance Vince Young, arguably the true heisman, was brilliant in the championship game. Brilliant in the fact that his 4th and 5 game winning touchdown sealed a multi-million dollar deal, and placed the coach on a pedastle. I don't argue that he should recieve any financial compensation, but I do feel that many like him shouldn't have to struggle through K-12 as much, and depend on their athletic ability to be accepted into good schools. God forbid...
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

Yemaya ·
I was able to catch the funeral on C-Span last night. It was one of the most beautiful funerals I have ever seen. Reverend Lowery was not the only one who made GW feel uncomfortable. I believe that GW has put himself in the position of being uncomfortable because of his tunnel vision. He truly is mostly everything negative that black people expect white leadership to be. He is the extreme negative. Basically, with the way he's treated us as a people these last few years, he got the exact...
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
US may press Africa on GMOs By Shapi Shacinda Wed Feb 8, 10:35 AM ET The U.S. may push Africa to accept gene-altered (GMO) food now that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled the EU broke rules by barring GMO foods and seeds, but Africans vowed on Wednesday to resist. "We do not want GM (genetically modified) foods and our hope is that all of us can continue to produce non-GM foods," Zambian Agriculture Minister Mundia Sikatana told Reuters in Lusaka. "The decision by the WTO does...
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Re: Bush's War On The Poor

Black Viking ·
I'm starting to realize that fiscal conservatives aren't that different from social conservatives. There both stupid. Poor fiscal conservatives actually believe Bush is doing something for them with his tax cuts. Although, there is nothing to base this on except what Bush told them. Idiots. Bush is helping rich conservatives though, and their support of him doesn't suprise me in the least. OK, poor conservatives, let's here it. Why did you vote for this guy? Oh that's right. I remember now.
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Re: are parents @ fault for this?

Black Viking ·
I had to vote yes, but I know it's not as simple as that. Rather than assigning blame, parents need to consider who is actually in a position to solve the problem. Parents can point fingers at anyone for there children's ills, and frequently do. I'm not saying that city, state, and even federal agencies shouldn't be involved in curtailing this activity, but they have to very careful about constricting the rights of consenting adults. The simpler and far more effective solution is to...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

ZAKAR ·
Well lets see how long they last, I hope the brother can come back in 6 months or a year and see who is still together
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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

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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