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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: King Kong, The Movie

Rowe ·
I told you it was some mess. I don't know why, considering indigeous groups are becoming more "Americanized" than Americans, White film directors continue to portray them in this way. They are racist, that's why. You should have took your money and spent it on something to eat.
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Re: Playing with Americans left and right hands on reparation.

MBM ·
Quoted from the article, these are things that Republicans are suing Democrats for: It's pretty pathetic that this is the best that black conservatives can do. The fact is that above and beyond any party affiliations, it is conservative ideology that was behind everything listed above. What does that say about conservatives that they are attacking Democrats because of their previous conservative positions?
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Re: What makes caucasians white?

thayfen ·
Okay guys; This Genetic variation grows from the need for Vitamin D--the more solar you get, the more you produce. So, a person living near the equator gets more sun, and someone living around the Caucasus mountains gets less sun"”to produce more vitamin D, those people who got less sun didn't need the blocking provided by melanin. So they adapted paler skin. Just as Asians adapted to their environment, and the Africans, Island peoples and Inuit Indians and so on. This is what Humans do. Can...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
In following the confirmation hearings, I found one [actually several] of Alito's comments, "Curious." He was asked about something that he wrote arguing that the constitution is silent on the "right to privacy." [And, it is] The question [and answer] was framed in terms of the "right to privacy" announced in the Rowe decision. Alito was asked, with respect to his earlier comments, how he would approach the "right to privacy" question, if raised. Alito's response was that he would " approach...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
There's a huge difference between "strong" and "overbearing." Granted, life isn't supposed to be a trip to Fantasy Island everyday, but it's also not to be a trip to Parris Island either.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
so true, an overbearing woman is one of the most undesrieable of them all...and many don't know that
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

FireFly ·
that's mad! excellent! ok, I'll be going mid Feb, and although I know that Oahu island is the most built up and commercialised, due to budget and time, I will probably spend most the week there... I have a few questions, so can I get back to you in a day or so? I hear the North Shore is very natural and green and worth driving to??? I'm disappointed the big surfing contest is in March coz my boo is a bit of a surfer. Two questions please - safe natural beaches to swim at, and also I would...
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Black Viking ·
Sure, get back to me whenever. Beaches are easy. The North Shore is beautiful and worth seeing, but the turbulent waters are better suited for surfing than swimming. I wouldn't suggest swimming on the North Shore, it's dangerous. If you're into sunsets, the best place to watch is Makakilo Beach. For swimming I prefer Magic Island. It's a cove (not actually a separate island despite the name) in Ala Moana Beach Park. There is a large rock wall that acts as a wave break and makes swimming...
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

FireFly ·
Thanks so much for the info and suggestions. Magic Island sounds nice. I'm glad you mentioned the Polynesian cultural Centre, coz I noticed it in the guide books. I'm buying a map of Hawaii tomorrow, so I'll look up all these wonderful places and get an idea of a possible itinerary. Now what about you, BV? How did you get to live in such a paradise? .
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Black Viking ·
No, there aren't many Afican-Americans here at all. Those that are here are usually military, so there only here as long as they're stationed here. The racial climate here is a little strange. Hawaii is predominantly Asians (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Philipino) and Pacific-Islanders (Samoan, Tongan, Tahitian, Hawaiian), but there are no clear lines drawn. Hawaii is often refered to as the "Melting Pot of the Pacific" for good reason. Nearly all of the people here are mixed in some way,...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

Khalliqa ·
Mr. Chester... there's an argument that needs to be made for those who do not see the value in living anywhere outside of America and want to know the reasoning behind such a statement.... There is an argument to be made who see no worth in the attempt to exploit opportunities here in America... I would not..... I am not qualified to... I am not that well studied... hence the focus on asking those in this forum..... All I can offer is an opinion based off of speculation.... and fantasy.....
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

Yemaya ·
Randall Robinson, an expatriate who moved to a Caribbean island, wrote a book about this topic called "Quitting America". It gives an insight about his life an that of his family since he has left the U.S. for a black nation. In my own personal opinion, I feel as if when we fought for integration we gave up a lot more for a little gain. The biggest thing that we got from integration is the fact that we can spend our money anywhere we want, the little bit of it we do have. However, when a...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
Come, Oshun, you can do better than that. Your response was like the description some years back of those who, when accused of killing three men and a dog, would triumphantly produce the dog alive. As you well know, Alexandria was built near an old fishing village called Rhakotis, a nondescript place with nothing to recommend it. Alexandria eventually grew to cover it, but Alexandria was built there, not because there was anything about the village worth preserving or imitating, but because...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Panama's Indian albinos a revered elite Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:02 AM ET By Mike Power ISLA TIGRE, Panama (Reuters) - When Kuna Indian medicine man Mandiuliguina Flores speaks, everyone listens. For his dark-skinned indigenous audience, the albino shaman's milky white skin gives him special powers. In a quirk of history and genetics, Panama's Kuna tribe has one of the world's highest occurrences of albinos, revered as an elite group that the Kuna call "the children of the moon". Kuna mythology...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Albino Kuna children Weegi Baller (L) poses with his sister Elederis Baller in their hut in Rio Sidra, Kuna Yala island chain, Panama in this January 18, 2006 file photo. Albinos are highly respected in the Kuna culture and some ascribe them supernatural powers. REUTERS/Alberto Lowe/Files
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Kai ·
I have lived in the great city of detroit for my entire life. Linwood!!!! I cannot understand why so many keep saying that detroit is continuing to decline. Last year detroit surpassed the neighboring suburbs in new house construction. The NFL commended the City of Detroit for being the perfect host for the Super Bowl. Detroit did a wonderful job of hosting the baseball all star game. Detroit is on the rise. Detroit has successfully seen the major expansion of it's inner city University...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Shango67 ·
I was a member of the Long Island chapter in late 70's and early 80's. I wanted no part of it then, I find nothing about Jack and Jill useful today
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

tmonster ·
Why?
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

Noah The African ·
I heard a caller on C-Span use this analogy: There are people with homes much nicer than mine. Should I be allowed to simply go move into their home because it offers things that my home does not? Would I be trespassing illegally? America is no different from a home. It the private properties of this nation and just like our homes...people come in by invitation and not by climbing through the window then demanding the right to stay in our home because they have made a bed in it and their...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Shango67 ·
There is a color caste system and it seemed as if light skinned Africans were prefered over dark. There was always talk about money and who has the most of it. Titles were very important. "That is Dr. Blah Blah Blah daughter." Kids were made to feel like shit if they did not go to a Ivy League school or a fancy private high school. And EVERYTHING looked like white country club behavior. What the fuck do Black folks look like hosting a cotillion? At Jack and Jill you were trained to be more...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Nikcara ·
Did you know I was a family attorney when you started to talk about what the law is.... Guess not but let's deal with the merits shall we. (d)If the kid lives with you and the mom and you leave, why could you not take your kid? The police only give the kid to the person who has the Court Order, aka paper. If there is no paper how do the police pick one parent over the other. Women leave and take the kids all the time, I had a client whose ex-wife left with the kids, sons no less, I got him...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Former Member ·
HonestBrother, thank you for your opinion and dialogue. It challenges me to dig deep into my mental reservoir of facts that I have studied and researched for a number of years. I'm not here to argue or belittle anyone's belief or opinion. I'm a man of facts and I'm only posting the facts that have been discovered by many and my conclusion to what I feel those facts are. You brought up some very interesting points and yet have me a little confused on some of the nature of your questions.
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
Two lawyers are stranded on a deserted island. They've been there for many days with only a little food and water, and they're losing hope. Every day, the first lawyer climbs a palm tree and scans the horizon, searching for rescue. One day, he can't believe his eyes. He quickly jumps out of the tree and finds the second lawyer, and he excitedly tells him, "you won't believe what just washed up on the beach". "It's a gorgeous blonde, and she's naked!" The second lawyer says, "You're kidding!
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Re: 9/11 - The Anniversary, The Legacy

Afroman ·
Inequality Before and After 9/11 by Paul Street I'll always remember the day I tried to engage in that silly exercise called "speaking truth to power." It was early December of 2001. My topic was American policymakers' decision to place nearly a million black people behind bars and to mark more than one in three black males with a felony record. As a member of a Chicago-based council of advisers working to help ex-offenders "reintegrate" into the "free world," I was invited to a pleasant...
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Re: Should Blacks Commit More Crimes?

Nmaginate ·
Well, 222... Sgt. is a Loftonite. Black people are morally inept and all the sleaze please. Who and what the Black poor are has nothing to do with the society in which we live. We or they (the Black poor) are completely separate from the morality, ethics and respect modules promoted by the rest of the country. They are an island!
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Re: Who knows the real story behind 3/5 man legistlation?

sunnubian ·
The Constitution 3/5 PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION Clause 3: Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. (See Note 2) The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the...
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

blaqfist ·
I am going to have to re-read some of the post by ebony and Nmaginate., but it seems to me that alot is lost here. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 ended slavery everywhere N. of the Ohio river. (New Hamshire, Mass, New York, New Jersey, Deleware, Rhode Island, Conn., Vermont,Pennsylvania..) In some of these areas blacks were voting, holding public office, and amzingly owning other slaves...
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Re: Brothers, do you fear strong women?

NSpirit ·
guess what? sistas are quick to put me in check when I denounce the SBW "StrongBlackWoman" label. I have never viewed it as a helpful role to occupy since it tends to lead guys, mistakenly, to believe those calling themselves SBW are fiercely independent and don't need a dayum thang from a black man! It also conjurs up images of sistas dealing with emotional baggage of abandoment, pain, and defensiveness. As feminist as I am, I will put it out there that no sista is an island. we need...
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Re: New Research in Historical Studies

ocatchings ·
This one would be very interesting. I've been to many Asia countries and the physical make-up of Mongolians (Eastern China), nKoreans, and a few others (all those "...istans") has had me wondering just how far ancient explorers from Africa went. Not only the physical similiarities but a lot of the cultural aspects as well. Even if you did the research, I doubt anyone would be willing to admit or except the findings. Catch
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Re: Bush Spit Cost Us

Our Empowerment ·
Re: Bush Spit Cost Us
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Re: Did you know ...

James Wesley Chester ·
Kweli4Real: YES!!! I did know, thanks to the History Channel. In fact, I saw a repeat of the piece within the last two months. I am sure you can either get a copy, or find out when the next re-run will be done. By the way, I used to eat breakfast with two brothers, one of whom is still living, who were in the troop placement sent to defend the only American soil ever occupied by the Japanese in WWII. The Aleutians --- the island chain extending to within two miles of Siberia. PEACE Jim...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

LilFoxyBrwnIntellectual ·
Raheem, sorry but your point that many white women hit on black men made no sense. Again, what types of black men are they hitting on and how do they look in comparison to those black men? I'm sure "Ana Nicole Smith" hits on "Urkel" (not even that seems plausible) but I don't believe that "Pamela Anderson" or even "Ann Coulter" would do the same. So again you're being ridiculous. Unless "Urkel" is rich his chances are slimmer than Bill Gates pre-Microsoft. So your naivete is just amusing.
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

RadioRaheem ·
white women approach blk men all the time. In college, at the gym, at work, in bars, at libraries, etc...everywhere..maybe it doesn't make sense to you because your too sharp. You see, if you see a blk male dating a white female you can't tell how that relationship started...who made the first move. *********************************************************** 'Sometimes life is obscene' - Black Crowes Commerical Hall of Fame - All time list 'Who in the hell left the gate open???' 'Somebody...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

Prophetessofrage ·
Whew!! MANIA your commentary towards this issue is in a word, ludicrous. You spout that you are enraged at WILLIE LYNCH writing then you must be MANIC concerning all the WHITE LIES in all the institutions of America. Indeed, you must be on some deep psychotic medication over the many, many, many, ad infinitium many lies WHITES told in their history books concerning slavery. For instance, the LIE that black women RAPE VICTIMS were 'in love' with their white devil enslaver. The LIE that Sally...
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Re: DATING INTERNATIONAL SISTAS!

mocove ·
nykkii: could you reconcile henry's response and your reply? he simply stated what any thoughtful, well-bred westernized, single afro male desires in his ethnic counterpart. ppl are just ppl (as if no one has stated this before). so, get off fantasy island. turn oprah off. and live a bit more! no offence, henry', but can you forcefully articulate one quality that an avg foreign afro male holds above that of his american counterpart? if you're curious about other ppl, travel. but all this...
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Re: All-Time Prime Time TV Favorites

Diamond ·
MY old favorites were.... Lost in Space Star Trek Beverly HillBillies Wild Wild West Gilligan's Island Lassie MY current favorite shows/sitcoms Survivor ComicView SoulFood My Wife My Kids The Pratice Hollywood Stories Baby Story Wedding Story
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Re: Boycott Cold Mountain

ocatchings ·
I go to very few movies with some sort of historical account so don't worry I had no plans on seeing it anyways. America has trouble dealing with the truth of the past so any movies dealing with the Civil War will always be glossed over. The last Samauri was off my list as I studied Japanese history and whites were not even welcomed to the island and in no way would a person of European descent be allowed to become a samaurai..... Catch
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Re: All-Time Prime Time TV Favorites

Glow ·
These are in no particular order: The Waltons, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Different Strokes, Welcome Back Kotter, Fish, The Barney Miller Show, WKRP in Cincinatti (sp), Facts of Life, BJ & The Bear, Dukes of Hazzard, Dallas, Living Single, Martin, Cheers, Sanford & Son, That's My Mama, What's Happening, Soap, Love Boat, Fantasy Island, All In the Family, 227, Amen and I loved that Planet of the Ape series. ______________________________ ~You're UNIQUE , just like EVERYONE else~
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Re: Terrorists = Black Men

ArabianQueen ·
You want to condone racial profiling? Alright let's start. We have 270 Million Arabs. Are we profiling Muslim Arabs? Christian Arabs? Jewish Arabs? Black Arabs? Brown Arabs? Or maybe White Arabs? Or maybe it's Islam you oppose? Cool, only 1.8 billion Muslims. Shall we profile American Muslims? European Muslims? Asian Muslims? Arab Muslims? Black Muslims? White Muslims? Canadian Muslims? Latin Muslims? Persian Muslims? Hmm... Who's 7th Cavalry entered Wounded Knee, South Dakota and savagely...
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Re: For My People

Norland ·
Margaret Crosby, from Rhode Island, must be a TURTLE, since she's living in a BLACK SHELL!! Never heard that kind of nonsense in my life!! Margaret the Turtle!! *********** The petty bourgeoisie are the first to sell out. When they obtain status their lives generally lose both content and significance. - Black Consciousness
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Re: Reparations: How much and who pays?

EgbertSouse ·
MBM, What a shame. I thought you had some brains; instead, when the going gets tough, all you can do is fall back on the same old tired cliches of the monochromatic race issue in America. Like a broken record. 1. Hmmm... I've never had skin cancer. And I don't recall ever undergoing surgery to fatten my lips or ass. In fact, I've never known a fellow white person who has. Must be the sheltered life I've been living. 2. Hmmm... I have NEVER tried to imitate your language, music, food,...
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Re: Reparations: How much and who pays?

MBM ·
If it's so tired then, please logically articulate why it is wrong for the families that involuntarily invested of their labor in the economy to get a return on it after America has benefited for hundreds of years? You're OK with the fact that America profited off the blood, sweat, and tears of slaves - with no benefit to them? That sits just fine with you, huh? Do you disagree that slavery subsidized America? Do you disagree that in enriched people, that it enhanced profits? If you do, then...
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Re: Reparations: How much and who pays?

EgbertSouse ·
Forget it... You're just another black sophist who gets his rocks off insulting whitey. Your type is a dime a dozen. NOT ONE DAMN DIME FOR SLAVERY REPARATIONS!
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

EgbertSouse ·
That's a bunch of bull and you know it. Asian and Pacific island cultures, especially, have much more in common with Europeans than with Africans. Well, good luck in your quest to convince those "people of color around the world" that they are all negroes in spirit and not white. But don't be surprised if you get laughed out of town (or off the island) for exhibiting such wacky black hubris.
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

KEYNOTE (Guest) ·
[/QUOTE]Well, good luck in your quest to convince those "people of color around the world" that they are all negroes in spirit and not white. But don't be surprised if you get laughed out of town (or off the island) for exhibiting such wacky black hubris.[/QUOTE] Be advised this site like any other is a privilage not a right. Tread softly or get axed.
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

MBM ·
It's funny. I think in your quest to ground the discussion in "reality" you've actually allowed it to drift into the ether. Freedom can obviously be either a practical condition or a conceptual aspiration. Respectfully, in concept, one can discuss "vehicles" and "free human beings" - but what do those things mean? In application, freedom is a relative concept that is determined by perception. There won't be a glass ball that will fall to mark our arrival. We either gauge our condition based...
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

MBM ·
So now a brotha needs to be spoon fed???
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

EgbertSouse ·
I'm pretty sure a spray on tan would not be a big seller where I live. Too, who needs a tanning salon when you live on an island on the equator, surrounded by brown-skinned native folk, naturally-tanned Asian beach babes and bronze-skinned haole (white) surfers? Oh, but I do travel to the U.S. mainland at least three times a year for conventions and to visit my kids in college. I often can't help but notice those black women with their hair straightened. Sometimes, dyed brown and blond. I've...
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Re: Torn From Their Land... During JIM CROW

AudioGuy ·
My question I think is an obvious one... What is being done to rectify the situation? Are the investigating the "uninvestigated"? Are they going to give the people adequate compensation/land in return - even after all these years? Both of you are correct in that this kind of story being brought to light is enough to "make you wanna holler". Can either of you (JWC Nmag) suggest some strategies that can be employed to either get back what was owned or at least prevent it from happening in the ...
 
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