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Re: Conservative Idiots

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......... My dad's barbershop ...byLarry Elder and personal responsibility -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 29, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following column...
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia

MidLifeMan ·
Never read the book. Had no plans to see the movie. I'm not into children stories. I read the Hobbit but not "into" Lord of the Rings. I guess I have to let my inner child out.
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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?

FireFly ·
I feel I have so much to do before that happens. Because I'm an atheist, sometimes it's a little scarey not having a 'safety net'. Then I wonder WHY am I here? C'mon, let's not waste time, tell me my 'mission'... LOL. Well, I believe if my good motivations don't outweigh the bad, then maybe I deserve whatever I get. [insert shrug icon]. At the risk of sounding arrogant or corny, I really would like to make a positive difference somehow, somewhere, to someone. I've met people who strike me...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Empty Purnata ·
Very reasonable expression! Actually about the "saftey net" thing, one of my cousins is also an atheist, but he believes in reincarnation or subconsciousness (he believes that people either either reincarnate or that after death, people remain in a dream-like subconscious state). It's kind of unusual for an atheist to believe in afterlife, but oh well. *shrugs*
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

UppityNegress ·
I am a weak atheist and an agnostic (no, they're no mutually exclusive), but I practice taoist philosophy. I don't believe there is an onjective meaning to life, but that doesn't mean life itself is meaningless. Rather, it opens the possibility of the individual creating their own purpose, if they so chose. With the knowledge that all we have is the here and now (although religious taoists may believe in reincarnation), the toaist focuses on experiencing the beauty and goodness of the world,...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...more likely this trash should be removed from elected office, because these individuals by far, are doing more harm to the Black community , and/or any inner-city community, than President George Bush, and/or the Bush Administration could even think of!!!!
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Re: Racism Out Of "Racism-Deniers"

Nmaginate ·
Whatever he is (Black or White), he has some serious issues. Apparently, he has a long history with certain posters here. Back when there was a (original) forum on The Black World Today (TBWT) website, he went by the name CONSERVO. On Faheem's blog, CON-Feed apparently went by the name Renaldo. He also apparently posted on BET.com when the was a forum there and left me a private message referencing our TBWT encounters. Kevin, Vox, Faheem and Noah could probably give you a better idea than I...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
EVEN MORE!! http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml More responses to "Do Black Men Still Want Us?" Spirited comments about romantic options and worries Letters to the Editor Published October 2, 2004 Where is the love? A magazine asks whether black men still desire black women. Eight men offer their answers. Black women speak out Earlier this week, African-American men answered women's question "Do Black Men Still Want Us?' Now women discuss their romantic...
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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 two..in bold http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml Andre King Great article on the status of black man/woman relationships. I don't think that that is the end of the black man's opinion on this, however. Even though there were a variety of opinions on the subject, most of them seemed little more than simple preferences. And that is what I think all of this boils down to. If I were to date a woman of another race, I would date her because I...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Well, Kevin... when that "White Boy", a self-professed CONservative, quoted this line from Project 2019, I exposed him and his whole entire charade and scheme. He latched onto this Project 2019 (and quotes Larry Elder, Star Parker, Williams, McWhorter, etc.) and tried to celebrate saying silly shit like "Black Leaders agree with me" even after I've broke his ass down several months ago where he put his tail between his legs and just cried uncle: "I'm done with "race"..." Well, something...
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Re: The Greatness of Spike Lee

HonestBrother ·
"4 Little Girls" is great (and extremely difficult to watch at times). Another recent work by Spike is "A Huey P. Newton Story". This is fantastic! It stars Roger Guenveur Smith (Smiley from "Do the Right Thing") in a one man show. You can get info and purchase the DVD at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000EMYBQ/qid=1137806...07846&s=dvd&v=glance Editorial Reviews Product Description: A Huey P. Newton Story is an intimate portrait of Huey P. Newton, the late co-founder of the...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
NOW THIS IS KEY RIGHT HERE. I'm glad that you posted this, Nmag. Now these are things which harm Black Unity in America more than anything else (I would also add those who view quick monetary gain through illegal activity as "acceptable" to the dis-unity list). For Black Unity to be achieved, we also need more communal ethic with Black Businesses. Many Black Businesses operate just like White Businesses and just do business with whoever the highest bidder is (so in the end, it doesn't help...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
I was thinking Black Businesses could partner with HBCU's and sponsor scholarships for current and prospective students who would agree to both attend an HBCU and commit to working for either that particular company or those in the UNITY Network.... or, since you brought it up, to work in inner-city schools or communities. Still, all this implicates quite a bit of capital resources which don't seem to be readily available though significant efforts can be made it seems. And, to reiterate,...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
Great idea! I didn't even quite think of that. Now, the money could, in part, come from federal grants, but alot of it would have to come probably from our own tax money and out of business profits. I wouldn't mind tax money going into something that actually helps US.
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: Spiritual Autobiography

HonestBrother ·
I'm an odd bird. On the one hand, I'm a very rational person. Extremely logical. And naturally given to healthy doses of skepticism. I find it impossible to be religiously dogmatic. But at the same time, I have certain marked mystical tendencies. At age 11, I read a book by Albert Einstein called "Ideas and Opinions". It had a very profound influence. I became agnostic after that. I remember deciding that I no longer believed in Jesus and told my parents that I didn't want anything for...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Dissident ·
Why would you assume that it isn't for love? Do you imagine somehow that these Black women aren't worthy of love?[/QUOTE] 1. There are some conversations white folk don't need to be involved in. 2. Sorry, but I don't feel obligated to justify or explain the inner relationships between black men and black women to a white person. I stopped doing that long ago.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Black Viking ·
Alright then, why don't you explain it to the rest of us? Why do you assume that it isn't for love? I'm reasonably sure that you don't think these black women are unworthy of love, so what is it?
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

ricardomath ·
That may be, but this particular thread wouldn't seem to be one of those conversations. I thought that you were explaining inner relationships between black women and white men.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

HonestBrother ·
Hell, maybe somebody needs to explain the inner relationship between black women and black men to me. As far as I can see. There isn't one
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Dissident ·
I don't know if they're committed or not...neither do you. That was my point. You based your assumption of 'love' on a photograph. You were reading into things. How two people inner act in public may be something totally different in private. However I can say with certainty...from my own observations and life experiences...the few black women i've encountered who may head down that unforgiveable road of no return do so not for love but superficial rationale as I stated earlier... while...
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

Black Viking ·
Your past life diagnosis: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere in the territory of modern North New Zealand around the year 1675. Your profession was that of a seaman, cook or carpenter. ------------------------------------------------ My only problem is this. I was a female seaman, or carpenter, in the 1600's?!! That's pretty hard to...
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Re: Who Were You In Your Last Life?

FireFly ·
I like it!!! You were a power woman! Carpenter, sea-WOMAN, yeah! Go gurl!
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
Melesi... arguing art and individual perceptions of it (art is more perception that fact) is such a HUGE topic. You are very fond of labelling and categorizing, whereas I try to avoid labels and stereotyping. What if I reject the term post-modernism for example? Or Modernist? Where does that take the discussion? They aren't actual questions. I am still mystified why you express the view with such authority that Rowling writes 'in a christian way' which is why I asked for some qualification...
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Re: Black Comedians And The "War On Terror"

Empty Purnata ·
Thank you! Seriously, what should Minorities do? Start a race war? Continue senseless gang wars in the inner-cities? Start racial supremacy groups against one another? I'm all for Black Nationalism, but I don't agree with Black Seperatism. I think it's just an attempt to apply elements of White Nationalism to Black Consciousness. Black Seperatism wouldn't accomplish much, alone, the African-American race is not powerful enough to successfully put down White Hegemony. NO Minority group is.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

tru2urself16 ·
Chris Brown: Your Man Ain't Me. Gotta give my inner teenie bopper some love
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Re: "Church Of The Spread Legs"

folobatuyi ·
Hmm, art-gurl, Interesting question...I must say that the reason why men in general are not willing to be open to revealing their inner selves is quite simple: Men are simply (in general) not encouraged, not expected nor desired to be sensitive despite the outcry by ladies asking men to be sensitive. It simply boils down to in most cases, an example (of many) of the obvious double talk that plaques the male-female relationship these days. These guys are seemingly successful afterall the...
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Re: "Church Of The Spread Legs"

HonestBrother ·
In my experience, when women say they want a man to "be more sensitive" what they REALLY mean is NOT that they want the man to be more in touch with and expressive of his own feelings but RATHER better able to divine and sympathize with their feelings...
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Re: "Church Of The Spread Legs"

FireFly ·
Yes, plus it depends on the individuals involved ...which is why I believe it is so important on a one-to-one basis. oh and thanks folobatuyi it depends on who's asking... Caring is also about sharing... I favour two-way communication... so each person not only feels trust in expressing how they feel, is able to clearly express how they feel, and is passionate, and in-tune enough with themselves enough to identify their feelings in the first place. Heck, isn't that just more natural anyway?
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
Final statement: I just get tired of the constant clamor - even among ourselves - to distinguish 'good' negroes from 'bad' ones, 'positive' from 'negative'.... It's time we begin to consider ourselves as being fully possessed of all the complexities that human beings have. I can be positive and I'm proud of it. I can be negative as hell and I embrace that too. I can be everything inbetween. Art needs to reflect that complexity. Art is NOT about putting the best positive face on the group. It...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

bigddouble ·
HB- you are batting 1.000 tonight!
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Philippe ·
BLACK SKIN IS THE GENETIC PARENT! Caucasians are albinos Whites cannot reproduce anything but themselves! Through powerful propaganda and indoctrination we have been completely oblivious to what having white skin really means. We have been skillfully mislead to believe that white skin is mankind's anthropological model and should be coveted. However, recent research paints a picture of white skin that is just the antithesis of what we have been brainwashed to believe. The polar bear analysis...
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Noah The African ·
I don't think that us "ex Detroiters" , myself included, should be looking back on "the D" feeling sorry for its decline and commenting about its decline when OUR ABSENSE only contributes to that fact. As far as I am concerned, as an EX Detroiter by choice, I am not qualified to complain about the situation of current Detroit when I could be making a difference there. That having been said, the answer to your question lies in why are we "EX" Detroiters if we love the city so much? Obviously...
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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: aggressive women

xxGAMBITxx ·
Pretty much. Its ok to let your "inner beast" out but some people need to keep it on a short leash.
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Re: aggressive women

EbonyRose ·
I do know many women to whom this woudl apply! THAT'S really funny!
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Re: The delicate balancing act of raising black sons

blackblogger ·
If you did not know that this is how it is, WAKE UP. Black males in society face huge social gravity, whether it is gang pressure, or simply racism. Death or Encarceration for many young black males in inner cities seems to be 'typical'. I blame our own peoples need for drugs, guns, and prostitution. Some how we have got to stop poisoning, killing, and raping ourselves. Where the F*ck are we going?
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

UppityNegress ·
Why is anyone who strives to leave a failing neighborhood or school considered "acting white"? I'm all for improving depressed Black areas, but sometimes there is just very little you can do in certain situations. Of course inner city Blac schools should be improved, but should a child be forced to remain in a substandard learning environment if a better one is available? What's that one kid going to do? And what's wrong with separating yourself from "ghetto Blacks"? By ghetto I mean the...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

xxGAMBITxx ·
Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

ItAintEazy ·
You're right, I can't tell you of all people who you are, you know your own damn self. But I also know when I go tutor inner-city black kids and I'm being told they can't take their textbooks home with them because of their school's budget problems, it's going to take a lot more than my self-satisfactory patronage activities to fix this. And I also know for a fact that even though pathologies exist in a lot of black communities, the sun still shine on those areas and it doesn't prevent...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

ItAintEazy ·
I guess I can't really escape the fact that parents can't wait for some great miracle to happen that will improve the public schools, so they will look after their own kids interests and place them into better schools. But that is the short term. I don't think I have to tell you the long term result of such a program will do to the rest of the black communities, especially the kids left behind. I may be wrong, but do you notice how these voucher schemes are NEVER brought up in majority white...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
The Hutchinson Report: Illegal Immigration Creates Ground Rung of Jobs That're ˜For Latinos Only' Date: Friday, April 07, 2006 By: Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Special to BlackAmericaWeb.com The young black man hesitated as he stood outside the small furniture manufacturing shop in South Los Angeles. He was dressed neatly, and he was well groomed. He eyed the building warily. The sign on the narrow glass door, in English and Spanish, read "Help Wanted" and trabajo aqui. The opening was for a shop...
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Re: Black Like GOP

urbansun ·
Liberalism is paternalistic and racist, and conservatism is stagnant and impractical, pick your poison. Liberal paternalism as represented by the Democratic party: 1) Seeks to erode our African Moral fiber by forcing us to party with individuals who represent moral positions abhorrent to us as Africans. It makes us passively accept post-modernism & relativism, and tells us to be effective we have to be aligned with other 'agenda's' that in many cases are polar opposites of our...
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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: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

Khalliqa ·
Have you seen the activity in East Africa and Southern Africa lately??? Hmmmmm.... There seems to be no problem recruiting Asians for international trade and business ventures... while setting them up real nice and pretty in the inner cities.... Just a thought... Peace, Virtue
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

Shango67 ·
I am not sure that Black Africans are recruiting Asians as an aesthetic; it has more to do with pursuing the redevelopment capital outside of looking to the IMF and World Bank. And since we (Africans in the amerikkkas) have shown no interest in developing Africa, then I understand why Africans would chase the money. Additionally, I would be interested in knowing if these Asians were set up by Arabs or Black folk.
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Khalliqa ·
I agree.... Women do choose..... But not from the same criteria ..... and not from the same stimulus.... and often not.... aware of the real consequences..... Realistically we live in a culture where men and women do not typically get together physically to start a family.... they get together to please one another...... they are wrapped up in whatever qualities they find attractive in one another..... and what a woman finds attractive varies...... even among those who are taught what they...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Nikcara ·
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