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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM: I am really flattered at the being the basis for so many of your posts. I figured that by now you could at least represent my position more correctly. Founding Premise: Some people reside inside of a system that organizes resources and creates wealth. Some people reside outside of such a system. The challenge is to CREATE a system that generates wealth and a high standard of living for the people that are of interest to you balancing this demand with other values that are important to...
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Nmaginate ·
And, since highlighted, African-American views then are, in Taranto's view, illegitimate or rather can only be legitimated when and if White people (a substantial minority of them, at least) hold the same views/perspectives or otherwise agree with so-called "appeals" from Black Folk. Racist Arrogance or no, it is the very imposition of and/or insistence on WHITE SUPREMACY. White Views RULE. They are the norm, the standard bearer - The Measuring Stick. Or so it is implied. I really don't...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
Yahoo!! CON-Feed... It's ENGLISH time: King "reasoning" has become King "rhetoric" as hostile forces use King's name, likeness, intellect and legacy to shift the social construct toward race neutrality and away from social justice. That's something like that thing I referred to... you know, The Main Idea.
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Rowe: I don't have the same views as your date. It is not about "working hard". PLENTY of people "work hard". For me it is about CULTURE and the PROCESS for achieving these cultural directives. Many Asian families have the concept of "Shame upon the family". This "pressure" is put upon the kids to have them act in line with some sort of principles and dignity as they conduct their lives. SURELY all of them do not abide by this all of the time but atleast it can serve as a course correction...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Black Viking ·
Just out of curiosity, do you ever have anything good to say about the black community? You seem to do alot of nitpicking in order to hold the worst of us up as a poster child for blacks everywhere. The above statement is completely false. Not "snitching" is a criminal behaviour, not a black behaviour. You find it in all criminal orginizations, from petty street gangs all the way to international syndicates. And, I shouldn't have to add, all races and cultures. Do actually know anyone who...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Pace Tua ·
Ummm, the messenger? Ahh... racism? Hypocrisy? Economic, political, and social inequality? Double standards? Brutality, humiliation, indignation and righteous anger? Gosh, there must be a whole bunch of reasons.
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Rowe ·
CF, why is it okay for you to make constant racial comparisons between the accomplishments of African-Americans and other minorities, but it's not okay for others to do the same? I notice that you will only accept racial comparisons when it supports your argument. If you're going to measure the achievements of Blacks against the achievements of others, then expect for people to become defensive and do the same.
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Re: New Spoken Word & Positive Hip Hop!

FireFly ·
yep, I had a look/listen at the video and one song. After a bit of a wait (talk..... ) I did like the message: "You talk a good talk, but the real question is what you gonna do (about it) ... you're an armchair revolutionary". I'm thinking the lyrics for the rap songs are aimed squarely at guys-only: "with the thrust of my stick shift shift.... I like driving her rreal fast". I'd be real interested to hear Ronin's comments.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I've made no assumptions about anyone's intelligence. I've given you possible explanations as for why some occupations are less valued than others. And though you and I may have encountered people from all walks of life who we thought were "dumb," our society still rewards people for continuing their education. Why else have many of AA.org's members (myself included) pursued advanced degrees? And before you give me the speech about how "college isn't for everyone," the fact still remains...
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

Rowe ·
Yes, I can choose not to view these images of Black women being portrayed in the media, but how do I raise other people's consciousness about the negative impact of these images?
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
Surely, when you made you first post saying that, it had nothing to do with stereotypes of Southerners and the Elitism(s) you say in it. Now, how come that theme of being "GRATEFUL" hasn't been consistent throughout your posts in this thread, Frenchy? I guess if it wasn't one thing... you can just shift to another, huh?? Now what was all of that about? Yep!! What was up with that "BE GRATEFUL" shit?
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
You have a problem with processing information. You might want to realize that there is no such absolute thing as "fair" because there is and has never been a strict merit-based system in place. The schools in this country and education ain't like basketball. Plain and simple. And I mean seriously, you just said it. The NBA is for what? 360 positions or so? How many schools are there? NBA is a profession. Colleges are not. They prepare people for professions. Should be?? C'mon dude. Test...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Sweetwuzzy: During this same time in which you document the fall the regard for Bush in the Black community what ACTIONS can you document that have been done by the leaders who they favor to change anything about their condition? It seems to me that some of you REST COMFORTABLY that YOU HAVE A POPULAR VIEW HELD BY OTHER BLACKS. Whoopiieeee! When we translate this ANGER OR HATRED to more meaningful measures I am left wondering "What does it matter"? I am more concerned about the RECORDED...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Nmaginate ·
I'm sure you get the picture that FAKE mf's gets no play. In other words, STFU!!!
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

ricardomath ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
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Re: CP Time

Rowe ·
I don't feel much like getting into a scholarly discussion about this right now, but John S. Mbiti, author of African Religions and Philosophy has a chapter in his book about African conceptions of time and space. Paraphrasing, he talks about how traditionally, African people live "in the moment." Unlike Europeans, who are incredibly time-conscious and time-obsessed, Black people will not restrict ourselves to oppressive time schedules. Our culture and the way we do things are much different...
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Re: CP Time

Khalliqa ·
Aaaaahhh Mbiti.... I have read his book [i]African Religions and Philosophy thoroughly..... Time--- When you operate on "time" to achieve this one must be able to plan.... to plan one must be able to have enough past information and future assessment to be able to accurately estimate a time of arrival.... one must also be able to be disciplined enough which entails much prioritizing of responsibility to execute their plan of arrival..... On the other hand.... constricted time frames do not...
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Khalliqa ·
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
So, the South is growing faster economically. Does that necessarily mean the North is getting poorer? No, because there's not a fixed pie. Both regions can grow at the same time. In order for it to be zero sum, you'd have to prove that they cannot both grow at the same time . Good luck with that. First, who "isn't in the game"? Second, what losers are you talking about? People who lose their jobs? Resources shift and people gain and lose jobs. That alone does not make it a zero-sum game. In...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Toussaint. What you fail to consider is that everything is relative. Lets say that an area has a million residents and normative levels of population growth. Lets now say that there is little job growth, despite a growth in population. The net effect of that is that the economic health of the region is deteriorating, despite not losing any jobs, but because they are not gaining any jobs. This is why despite job growth under the Bush administration, his tenure is considered a poor performance...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Yemaya ·
MBM, how many times have you asked this question?? I know that in the past you've asked and obviously recieved no response. The silence speaks for itself. If someone has a platform, political, ideological or whatsoever to stand on concerning this topic that might remotely consist of a response, I wish that they would speak up! This question has lingered on the board for about a year now and not one response has been given. Just let me step on my soap box for a moment MBM. I think that the...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

detroit1 ·
I apologize for the misunderstanding of my post; I am not disagreeing with those statistics, only pointing out why they are........ Let's take the role of the other; in this case: the unemployed, uneducated, criminally involved black man in this country. If black women hold contempt for established brothas, isn't there consequences attached to getting oneself together? Isn't it unpopular? Wouldn't this black man be compromising the attention and indirect love affair that many black women...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
So let's sum up your argument here. As far as you're concerned, it's women's fault that 800,000 Black men are incarcerated. It's women's fault that some Black men subscribe to a thug mentality and participate in thug behavior. It's women's fault that some Black men refuse to acknowledge and be responsible for the children that they father. And ultimately it's women's fault that a disproportionate number of Black men are not applying to colleges. All of these issues are the Black women's...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
It starts: 09/08/05 "ICH" -- -- Neither the Mainstream media nor the alternative-Leftist web sites have told the true story of what really happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For the people of the region it was the greatest natural catastrophe they'd ever faced. For the Bush administration it was just another opportunity to use fear and anarchy to advance their global agenda. The administration intentionally withheld desperately needed aid to the city to force Governor Kathleen...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

nayo ·
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70259-0.html?tw=wn_index_2 Actor Tries to Trademark 'N' Word By Rogers Cadenhead | Also by this reporter 02:00 AM Feb, 23, 2006 EST The actor Damon Wayans has been engaged in a 14-month fight to trademark the term "Nigga" for a clothing line and retail store, a search of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's online database reveals. Wayans wants to dress customers in 14 kinds of attire from tops to bottoms, and use the controversial mark on "clothing,...
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

James Wesley Chester ·
To summarize: quote: What defenses are available to the Office of the Presidency for avoiding providing evidence/testimony before a congressional hearing? and, quote: What court has jurisdiction to hear constitutional challenges raised during impeachment hearings?---K4R Impeachment action has not ended 'our Constitutional Democratic Republic.' in the actions to date. Why do you predict such a dire consequence with this action? I read your 'Socratic Method..', and am still left not...
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

Kweli4Real ·
Sorry. Let me try to be more clear. Feingold's censure would be based on Bush's violations of the FISA Court's requirements; but any impeachment action necessarily would go further. It would include whether the administration lied regarding the run up to the war, and questions regarding Plame-gate and the Forged Nigerian Memo, both of which appear to touch the Office of the VP, and possibly the President [through Rove]. If the articles of impeachment include any of these subjects, the...
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

HonestBrother ·
There is a fantastic quote in Plato. Plato was living at a time of an orality/literacy paradigm shift. The same civilization which had produced Homer - an oral epic - was now producing literate people. Plato wrote - in a kind of lamentation - that "writing destroys the memory"
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Re: Abortion ban

Yemaya ·
I think making abortions illegal will be a big mistake. As it was stated earlier, the abortions will not stop and it will make it more difficult to have access to proper medical care. Which I think is one issue left out of this discussion, a very important issue. Another problem with banning abortions would be the increased burden on the foster care system, which in many states is already at the max. Another problem that I find perplexing is the issue of only allowing women who have been...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Melesi ·
As have I, and at no time did I ever mean a "slave" or a "worker," which the Czech word meant originally, which is why it appeared in a science-fiction work in the early Twenties and has been with us ever since. When we use the word "debonair," we don't mean someone who smells good, though that is what the word meant originally. And "malaria," no longer means "bad air," but rather a mosquito-borne disease. One who is "dextrous" is able, not "right-handed," which is what the Latin term meant.
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

Yemaya ·
Like I was speaking to on the other "acting white" thread. This is a jedi mind trick. People are too eager to equate intelligence. The issue is not whether one is acting black or white. Its about what is percieved as being this way. We have to find out where this shift in our society came from? I say that this came after the Civil Rights Movement and we lost a large percentage of black educators. The classrooms that were now "integrated" became headed by white faculty and staff in the south.
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

ItAintEazy ·
Quite right, even though 40 percent of school children are people of color, 86 percent of the teachers are white and middle class. But sometimes even when the teachers are black we still get denied. I remember this one cat I had for a teacher in Athens who spends every day in class telling us what a bunch of failures we rabbit-assed black kids are, how we're more innerested in jewry than in science. Well how about teaching us the damn subject instead of giving up on us? And they wonder why...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

umbrarchist ·
That water in the desert comes from the Colorado River. The population growth of the southwest has created a political water war over how the water is allocated. Of course Mexico doesn't count. The Colorado doesn't reach the ocean anymore, there have been TV programs about this. I have had Black people comment about my speech as long ago as eigth grade. When I was nine I used to correct my mother's speech which then was more correct than I hear often today. I read a lot and I think I...
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Re: Become The Object Of Women's Fantasies

Khalliqa ·
Sounds good..... Or..... You could strive to do your very best in whatever you choose..... Be content with this effort..... Love and appreciate life in all its forms.... Be yourself... And you will not have to look.... or follow a formula.... you will just.... be..... and she...... the one for you ..... will be pleased with the man she sees before her..... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Shango67 ·
TALK ABOUT A CASE OF PENIS ENVY! Two kids are playing doctor, one girl and one boy. Upset and very pissed off, the girl runs to her mother and says, "NOW I KNOW WHY BOYS RUN FASTER THAN GIRLS!" Mom says, "do tell." Little girl responds, "CAUSE THEY GOT A STICK SHIFT AND BALL BEARINGS!"
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Shango67 ·
The "no crackheads left" comment was my way of being sarcastic. So cut out the bullshit. Nevertheless, the crack pandemic is over and I don't see the streets of Harlem as a place filled with crackheads... or crackheads who are robbing people and slitting throats. White flight is not rsponsible for urban decay. The decrease in quality of urban life is a result from a shift inherent to capitalism; particularly a change from manufacturing to service economy WITHOUT a federal urban plan.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Vox ·
That's not true at all. White flight -- or maybe more so the processes that gave rise to white flight -- account for the vast bulk of the ghettoization of black American neighborhoods. A fascinating book I read in law school (title and author escaping me at the moment) iluminates the processes brilliantly. The predatory lending that was aimed at getting multiple foreclosures on the same house in short order; the tendency of building owners to subdivide apartments and slack off on services...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Empty Purnata ·
Well said! So is suburbanization (responsible for urban decay). I think instead of aiming to move Black folks into vanilla white suburbs and thus possibly creating a new "White flight", or creating more Clarence Thomases, or leaving urban renewal up to corporate/consumerist gentrification yuppies, we should look at other alternatives. Personally, I like the ideas of New Urbanism. I also think Black communal solidarity and Black communal socialism and Black entrepreneurship would help us out...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

HonestBrother ·
EP, we've missed you round these parts
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
A film crew was on location deep in the desert. One day an old Indian went up to the director and said, "Tomorrow rain." The next day it rained. A week later, the Indian went up to the director and said, "Tomorrow storm." The next day there was a hailstorm. "This Indian is incredible," said the director. He told his secretary to hire the Indian to predict the weather. However, after several successful predictions, the old Indian didn't show up for two weeks. Finally the director sent for...
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Re: Sad Story ...

jazzdog ·
True, but what self respecting black man would want to especially something like this. Forcibly performing oral sex on the woman and this is after she threw up on herself. Thats one nasty ass brotha.
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Re: The Paranormal

Tigers37 ·
MBM asked: posted September 10, 2003 08:21 AM So Tiger37 tell us more about your gift. Have you actually "communicated" with the departed? Does this frighten you at all? Can you call them or do you just receive their messages when they send them? How does having this gift impact your perception of death? MBM, no, I have communicated in terms of having a conversation but have felt the presence of a spirit with me. I have felt the weight of the spirit on me and have had voices talk to me, such...
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

MBM ·
Friend, I like you! Make no mistake about it, you create great threads!! You do need to read a little less literally and seek out the nuance in writing a bit more though. My original post in this thread was very much tongue-in-cheek, designed to create an active thread - as it did! Your question is an extremely simple one to answer. The fact is that every time someone answers you, you shift the question to suit your narrow perspective. Frankly, your premise is asinine, obnoxious, and...
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Re: The Blues on PBS

bogles ·
I've been watching, and that moment was indeed poignant. B.B.'s distress over that incident was almost tangible, still, as he recounted the events. He mentioned the transition that black America was undergoing at that time, which explained but did not excuse the audience's dismissive response. "Twice Black" was how he described the blues genre, and this stigma impacted emerging ideals concerning growing racial pride and uplift. So, as this shift was beginning to occur on a societal level, it...
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Re: Something of a Revelation

Melesi ·
Soul_doctor, You did not ask "specific questions concerning a specific prophecy." You asked about poverty and suffering and the existence of evil. You asked why these things exist and why the Church has committed sins and errors "If Jesus is the Messiah?" My answer to you stated that the questions had nothing to do with the question of Jesus being the Messiah. They had everything to do with human free will. You didn't ask about "specific prophecies." You see why I have to ask you more than...
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Re: How many thought Willie Lynch was real?

Our Empowerment ·
Just thougt you might want the unabridged version, instead of just the reviews. > ... its time for Prosperity > > > [This message was edited by Our Empowerment on October 09, 2003 at 02:44 AM.]
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Re: third eye?

Melesi ·
Faheem, Not necessarily. Adaptation is not uniform nor does it proceed according to our common sense. From our perspective it apears to just happen. Whatever we cannot predict looks like chance to us whether it is or not. But for the moment it looks like chance. That means that, whatever we were at the beginning--and we have no idea what that might have been--being out more or less in the open in Africa would have selected for those who were darker than others. Ultraviolet sunlight depletes...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

Len ·
Regarding the interracial couples comments This is truly sad, while the voices on this forum are not representative of the masses of black men. They nonetheless represent a growing number of mentalities among black men. In my local community, interracial couples are increasing most of which are black men with non-black women. Overall, interracial couples were rare in my state for years, but not anymore. I believe sisters are taking note of the message that black men are conveying. And I'm...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Nmaginate ·
Besides drifting back into the conflicting ideas of [1] saying both a good passing game (MLK) and a good running game (MX) are a part of [one good] offense and then [2] trying to separate the two by "comparing" them which seems to imply that they were on separate teams (**Note: I never heard of a team say the Kansas City Chiefs "comparing" their running game and passing game in an abstraction and trying to say in more or less absolute terms which one was more effective as if to say which is...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

MBM ·
Friend, in business people talk all day, everyday, comparing and contrasting different business strategies. Go to a library or bookstore; there are thousands of titles on how and why different companies did their thing in different ways? The objective of business is to maximize shareholder wealth. There are an almost infinite number of strategies and tactics to do that however. Same with military strategy. The objective is to secure military victory. Ever read Clausewitz or Sun Tzu regarding...
 
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