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Re: French Riots

Sweetwuzzy ·
Minority youth opt out of latest riots in France Labor law viewed with skepticism, met with silence in migrant community Updated: 5:39 p.m. ET March 17, 2006 CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France - While angry students clashed with police in Paris over a new labor law, the daily life of soccer and smoking hashish among youths of North African descent went on as normal in the poor suburb where France's wave of rioting broke out last year. This time, the suburbs have been relatively calm "” and it was...
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Re: French Riots

Sweetwuzzy ·
French Student Riots by Thomas Sowell (March 17, 2006) Student riots in Paris remind us that education at elite academic institutions is not enough to teach either higher morals or basic economics. Not on their side of the Atlantic or on ours. Why are students at the Sorbonne and other distinguished institutions out trashing the streets and attacking the police? Because they want privileges in the name of rights, and are too ignorant of economics to realize that those privileges cost them...
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Re: And Then....

Kai ·
Peace.... ...Are standing against a police squad car, with their hands clutched together fastened by handcuffs. One of the officers leans into his patrol car and grabs his radio. "Chief, we have apprehended the guys responsible for the perfume pranks..I'm bringin them in now..Over. Oh by the way Chief, we're also gonna need an ambulance, there is another guy here with a few bumps and bruises...seems like there has been an altercation and assualt." "What the hell happened here" the Director...
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Re: The question must be asked?

Faheem ·
Wow, thats Deep! What else could people be besides human? And is our being human a reason to accept certain behaviors as being inevitable or part of being human? Maybe if he was a non-human, like an insect, uhh but wait, he was an insect as it relates to his political affiliations. So this is his striking out at America's structural racist system that forced him to be other than himself in order to achieve success. I could buy it if he opened fire in a store full of white folk, embezzled...
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Re: Is Pan-Africanism Truly Possible or Even Logical?

Jabbar ·
I completely understand, like I said it is rather new to me to verbalize what I'm thinking usually people just tune me out, they are more concerned with what video's on MTV or comedian on BET. Thank you for responding to my post
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Re: The question must be asked?

MidLifeMan ·
Who decided that? So if you're well off, then petty theft is NOT a characteristic. Why, because as some have pointed out he has the means to commit BIGGER crimes then the one he was caught and arrested for? Hence my statement, people are only human. Just because some have the means to do better doesn't make them better then anyone else. He's just another brick in the wall. His reasons for stealing can be the same as for the poorest person or the average middle class individual. They did it...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

bigddouble ·
No need for the popcorn now - it's time to light this baby on fire and let it float out to sea.
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

bigddouble ·
Damn- Tell us how you really feel HonestBrother! I don't think you have to defend your case to anyone here. Just stop falling for the same trap if one is being set for you. Personally, I'd love to see an old school rap battle (cage match style!) between the two of you in the ? forum - don't feel bad though, I'm on v's s--t list too, if that makes you feel any better. Like I said before - It's time to light this baby on fire and let it float out to sea! ---- this thread
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Re: Martin Lee Anderson -- Modern-Day Emmit Till

Empty Purnata ·
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_2478.shtml By Saeed Shabazz Staff Writer Updated Mar 15, 2006, 12:36 pm FinalCall.com) - The family of Martin Lee Anderson, a 14-year-old who died in early January after entering a Florida boot camp for juveniles, asked that his body be exhumed for a second autopsy, according to various news reports. The family attorney told the Associated Press (AP) that Dr. Michael Baden, a New York City-based forensic pathologist who reviewed the medical...
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Re: Video: Alex Jones On CNN Showbiz Tonight

Empty Purnata ·
Wow! I'm not sure if it's true, but he sure seems to be able to fire off facts (well, I'm not sure how credible all of them are) rather rapidly. It was almost like stacatto.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

ocatchings ·
Saw the Commodires last night in Alexandria La and I'm going to see Earth, Wind and Fire tonight so I've been in an "old school" frame of mind lately. catch
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Re: Whitewashing the 10 Commandments

Huey ·
Art_gurl, the difference between you and them is that you've never burned a cross, bombed a church, sic'd dogs and squirted fire hoses at black men, women and children, claiming that you're doing God's will to separate the races. I guess I'm saying your atheism is more sincere...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

nayo ·
I also have had some personal and professional experience with 'fundamentalists. I grew up in a relatively fundamentalist pentacostal home, where messages of damnation, fire and brimstone, no makeup, and sex were used as mind control. I was able to grow out of this line of thinging, and am still working on it. However, I manytimes get into verbal sparring with my mother, aunt and other very dogmatic family members. Currently, I am experiencing a 'conflict' of sorts with a student in one of...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

bigddouble ·
The Champ - Ghostface You lookin' at the Angel of Death Liar Liar/Pants on fire You burnin' up like David Koresh
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

FireFly ·
with your recent 'diet' you might also be partial to John McLaughlin's ~ Birds Of Fire ~ [Mahavishnu Orchestra] cd from the 70's - if not already. i loved it then and I love it now. noone... I repeat noone can play guitar like this man...(ok hendrix comes close but not close enough).
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Fagunwa ·
Hendrix is god don't you blaspheme in here! Do you live in my house or something? Santana and John M that's heaven right there (love, devotion and surrender).
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Khalliqa ·
Santana!!! Yep! A Santan fan right here! Sorry, just had to shout that out! Peace, Virtue
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

FireFly ·
I was talking about GUITAR PLAYING actually.... but, at least we agree on something...lol... but... let's not forget HERBIE HANCOCK either, thank you very much. he is awesome... seen him live many times... hmmm... where's his drum cd... heaven sent! .
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

tru2urself16 ·
Reasons: Earth, Wind and Fire Reasons, the reasons that we hear, The reasons that we fear Our feelings a-won't disappear
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Re: First Reaction...

Frenchy ·
1. I need : sleep 2. Sex : fun 3. Relationships : trouble 4. Your Last Ex : toxic 5. Power : woman 6. Marijuana : munchies 7. Crack : rock 8. Food: yummy 9. The President: clever 10. War : death 11. Cars : bother 12. Gas Prices : crazy 13. Halloween : candy 14. Politics : *sigh* 15. Religion : comfort 17. AfricanAmerica.org : family 18. Worst Fear : sudden anything 19. Marriage : illusion 20. Fashion : independence 21. Braids : headache 22. Weaves : diversity 23: Pass the time : *yawn* 24:...
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Re: First Reaction...

FireFly ·
Just for fun, Type your FIRST REACTION when you hear these 35 words: 1. I need : LOVE 2. Sex : QUALITY 3. Relationships : QUALITY 4. Your Last Ex : smooth 5. Power : don't want or need it 6. Marijuana : fun 7. Crack : cocaine or wrinkles 8. Food: PARADISE 9. The President: BUSH? BUSHWACKED 10. War : STUPID 11. Cars : FREEDOM machines, nothing more 12. Gas Prices : ELECTRIC CARS, GET RID OF SUV'S too complicated for one word 13. Halloween : irrelevant 14. Politics : UNTRUSTWORTHY 15. Religion...
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Re: Bush Authorized Leaks

telltruth ·
The CIA works for the President. The CIA is also a federal Department that has no jurisdiction in these United States. It is an oversea's operation protecting USA interest. The President of the United States is the "BOSS" the Commander in Chief and when he spits out information it is no longer a leak, and if it was confidential info, it is no longer, because he is the "BOSS"!
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Re: Bush Authorized Leaks

MBM ·
Sorry - but "the BOSS" is bound by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America. This is no monarchy.
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Re: Bush Authorized Leaks

HonestBrother ·
Look, brotha.. this here is a Constitutional Republic. We don't have no KINGS in this mutha. The President of the United States is bound by the law just like the rest of us. And when the President shows utter contempt for the law (and our freedoms) as this President has done consistently , the Framers of the Constitution themselves provided us with a means of removing his @$$. He might be the boss... but he works for us... and we can fire him if he breaks the rules or proves himself to be ...
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Re: List of attributes about me men need to know beforehand. . .

Rowe ·
-I abhor cheapness and penny-pinching. If you're a Scrooge, then keep it moving. -I like confidence but not conceitedness. -I respect men who are honest about their intentions--If you don't consider me "relationship material," then don't try to start a sexual relationship with me. -If you want to sit around the house and watch DVD's all day, then date the couch. Don't pursue relationships with people. I like men who are outgoing, but also value the importance of being amongst close friends...
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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: Black Like GOP

alonzo ·
Zakar, very good question. The answer is in our hands. We first have to get mobilized and get out and vote in massive numbers. Once we make our voices heard by helping to elect a democrat then we hold his or her feet to the fire and forced them to do what's in the best interest of our people. We'll never get everything we want but we can get a lot. "The People" really do have the power but you have to be willing to make people uphold what they say. Notice how nervous our elected officials...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
Sorry, for the misunderstanding. I didn't give any facts you say?! How about the following verifiable "Facts": 1.The oldest political party in the USA is the Democratic Party 1792. 2.The Republican Party was founded in Michigan in 1854 by abolitionists. 3.They have an elected former Klu Klan Klansman as a Democrat Senator from W.Virginia....was a member of the Klan until he was 40 years old. 4.Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, The Black Congressional Caucus, Tom Joyner and his...
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Re: Black Like GOP

Black Viking ·
I'm starting to understand your version of "verifiable facts". The Democratic party doesn't elect anyone, the public elects. You're spinning rhetoric. How do you verify the embolden parts? Again, this is useless spin. Again, the Democratic party doesn't elect anyone. The public does. And really, who cares that Clinton was a draft dodger? Can you really compare that, or anything else Clinton did wrong, to the lies and deceite coming out of the White House today? Get some perspective man. Now,...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
You can call it tripe if want to....but, what I gave you is documented historical facts-And like I said it doesn't matter to me whether you believe it or not....you can get the facts right on your computer-just google it! Here is something else written by another Black man: TRUTH ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY From Toogood Reports The Long, Sad, Violent History of Democrats' Racial Hatred for Blacks BY: Perry Drake May 2003 It has always seemed unnatural and unwise to me whenever I hear someone...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
Yeah, but, it was Democrats who elected him to the Office of the Senate....and that is people. The so-called Rev. Jesse Jackson and company never said a word about this former Klansman....but they did against Senator Trent Lot. Clinton is a Democrat and he was elected by Democrats which are the people. !932-1933 the Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt put forth the New Deal and under that was the Welfare system....that's when Blacks switched political parties from Republican to...
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

ma'am ·
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

ricardomath ·
Well, we do have "minutemen" on the border...it's only a matter of time... And then there's this...
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

Fine ·
Race a Focal Point in Duke Scandal By ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer Sun Apr 16, 2:13 AM ET http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060416/ap_on_re_us/duke_lacrosse_race DURHAM, N.C. - Mayor Bill Bell is black. So are Police Chief Steven W. Chalmers, City Manager Patrick Baker and a majority of the city council. Durham's population is almost as black as it is white. So why is it that some blacks like Preston Bizzell, a 61-year-old Air Force veteran who said he's never experienced racism in his 30...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

Momentum ·
I'm for legal immigration indeed and the USA should not be criticized for wanting to control the flow of immigrants into the country. Of course big business want to keep things the same because once those of illegal status become legal more responsibility is required from those who hire cheap labor. No health insurance, lower wages, fire at will, treat them like slave labor. I was listening to a talk show on home building and remodeling and the host of the show insist that we keep things as...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

ZAKAR ·
I thought it was good article, it speaks on the relationship of the African Diaspora and its affect on the Globalization of the continent. Im not trying to convince anyone to be more Pan African or not. I live it. So as individuals criticize the movement and its results.I as what has intergration done. What has individualism done. Its easy to critique, but to put yourself in the fire, deal with the people and build relationships its a totally different things. I know for a fact that Africans...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

MBM ·
Who is criticizing? I'm not sure anyone has said a critical word about Pan Africanism in this entire thread. Unless you believe we've already achieved perfect global Pan Africanism then I would hope you'd be interested in thoughts about how to strenghten it.
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Re: Do you think this is funny?

kresge ·
From http://www.snopes.com/racial/humor/nascar.asp Claim: David Letterman offered a "Top Ten" list about why there are no black NASCAR drivers. Status: False. Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2005] David Lettermans reason why there are no black drivers in NASCAR #10 - Have to sit upright while driving. #9 - Pistol won't stay under front seat. #8 - Engine noise drowns out the rap music. #7 - Pit crew can't work on car while holding up pants at the same time. #6 - They keep trying to carjack...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Shango67 ·
Being educated, staying out of trouble, carrying yourself with self respect, and coming from a family that teaches what is needed to survive in our world is not why Black folks are accused of "acting white." Black folks who use the term "acting white" do so because they do not have the language to express what it is they know / believe to be true about the motives of their brethren. Most Black people know when they are in the company of a brother or sister who is uncomfortable wearing Black...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Khalliqa ·
Nice... Exactly....
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

HonestBrother ·
Thank you for pulling out that nasty little 'tude you got there and illustrating for all to see reasons other than jealousy for people not to like J&J... You even convinced me and I was a fence-sitter... Nice going, chief I'm outty!...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
You get attitude with me and then I can't respond in kind? Now who is
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

HonestBrother ·
When you confuse "values/love of education" and "finances" (as if less wealthy people can't love learning) and then label all critics "jealous" as you did in the post to which I initially responded, I call that putting on some la-di-da A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E... Live with it.
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Re: Hello, I've been looking...

Frenchy ·
She wants a little baptism by fire!
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Re: Zimbabweans have 'shortest lives'

ZAKAR ·
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Renews Threat of Mine Grabs Email This Page Print This Page Business Day (Johannesburg) April 19, 2006 Posted to the web April 19, 2006 Dumisani Muleya Johannesburg EMBATTLED Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe yesterday stirred controversy again by renewing his threat to grab 51% of foreign-owned mines, with 25% of that taken for free. "We said we want 51% in favour of Zimbabwe and 49% in favour of the investors," Mugabe told a gathering at a local stadium in Harare to mark...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
SOUTHERN HUMOR? An Arkansas State trooper pulls over a pickup truck on I-40 and says to the driver, "Got any ID?" The driver says, "'Bout what?" ************************* Two Mississippians are walking toward each other, and one is carrying a sack. When they meet, one says, "Hey Tommy Ray, whatcha got in th' bag?" "Jes' some chickens." "If I guesses how many they is, kin I have one?" "Shoot, if ya guesses right, I'll give you BOTH of 'em!" "OK. Ummmmm......FIVE?" ****************************...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

LibDem ·
All I said was that those behaviors occur in the hood. I didn't personalize it or attempt to label an entire class of people. The fact of the matter is that those behaviors do occur in the hood, and are more likely to occur there than in middle class neighborhoods. Are you going to disagree with that? You may feel emotionally uncomfortable with what I said, but do you disagree with it? If you disagree, then what do you believe is the chief reason why blacks leave the hood? You must believe...
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Re: Song Lyrics

Vox ·
Cool topic! One of the current dilemmas in my life can be summed up in the contrast between lyrics from two songs with the same title: "Higher Love" by 80s British pop star Steve Winwood, and "Higher Love" by 90s British Neo/Alternative-Soul band Raw Stylus: Steve W: "I could light the night up with my soul on fire. I could make the sun shine from pure desire. Let me feel that love come over me. Let me feel how strong it could be." Raw Stylus: "I don't need a higher Love, 'cause what we got...
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Re: The Juice...

Nykkii ·
9.15 sad juice day : J. LO AND BEN SPLIT? Reports say Affleck dumped Lopez. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck (Sep. 15, 2003) *Will we no longer hear that horrid reference "Bennifer" again? Truthfully, we hope not, but not because the couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have split. But the rumors are flying just as quickly as the paparazzi booked all the hotels in Santa Barbara this weekend intending to catch sight of the duo's pending nuptials. However, it's been reported that Affleck has...
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