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Re: Battling Campus Racism-Leaders Demand Action

Empty Purnata ·
I think we need more college campus progressive groups. As active as the College Republicans are these days, we REALLY need more Progressives to step up to the bat and counter-act this current retro-gressive revolution in America. We need PROGRESSIVES, since the Dems are too weak to step up to the bat (and half of the time, they are in cahoots with the Republicans' racist and elitist agenda). We especially need progressive groups on campuses for Minority students. As a current college...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
We can't let this important issue die. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...&address=132x2352250
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

qty226 ·
You answered the question.... "What if his goal is to do a honest day's work, take care of his home, wife, and children to the best of his abilities?" This has nothing to do with his 'potential earnings', or what he does for a living (no matter what, i'll always have his back).......this has to do with the fact that he has an agenda, a purpose in life. He may not make a lot of money.......but hes doing the best that he can, treating me with love and respect...............thats really all i...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

FireFly ·
you said it gurl.
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Kevin41 ·
Shut the hell up Frenchy...if I didn't like gays or was against their agenda i'd be proud to tell your azz just that. If you understand the context of my post, you would see that I said that gays tend to take their agenda and confound the issues that are related to people disconnected from them and their issue(s). You are the example of the kind of person i mentioned that when you say you are not against gays, they make you be someone against them anyway. If I say my stance on an issue is a...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

folobatuyi ·
I am with Midlifeman on this one....the statement of wanting a man with a purpose in life is quite a vague statement and is one that continues to confuse the hell out of me...don't understand it...Experience has taught me that the concept of what a meaniful purpose for a man varies quite widely between females regardless of race...and it usually entails a minimal of where the lady sees herself...ie if she is a doctor, chances are she would want someone no less than a doctorate. not saying...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

qty226 ·
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

MidLifeMan ·
Beautiful and down to earth That's the vibe I get. Like someone said, many woman say one thing but mean something else. But like you said women must make the choice regardless of this fact. So be careful.That would be like me acknowleding we live in world dominated by Whites and I go out and buck dance and ack like a stepinfecth degrading myself and my people.
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Frenchy ·
Nice try. We were talking about BLACK gay people when I asked you the question and you responded, AND I QUOTE: "let black gays march with the gay rights types......they have more in common than I do with any of them" ( Full Text here ) Because you do contradict yourself. You express something and then claim to not feel one way or the other. As the quote above demonstrates, you clearly have formed opinions about gay people, the gay movement, gay BLACK people, etc.
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"1. It is his attempt to have the last word as EP stated when describing childish behavior. 2. The infammatory nature of his posts is intended to distract from the content of the previous post that cannot rebut. Based on the hateful nature of his posts, an appropriate response would be emotional and inflammatory and therefore sucessfully take the discussion away from the points he cannot rebut or renders his statements moot. 3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his posts and long and...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Michael ·
" Shut the hell up Frenchy ...if I didn't like gays or was against their agenda i'd be proud to tell your azz just that. If you understand the context of my post, you would see that I said that gays tend to take their agenda and confound the issues that are related to people disconnected from them and their issue(s). You are the example of the kind of person i mentioned that when you say you are not against gays, they make you be someone against them anyway. If I say my stance on an issue is...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Kevin41 ·
Well Frenchy, If you insist...maybe i'll just go out on a crusade against their azzes and then you'll be satisified with your take on my positions with them. Will that satisfy your need to tell me what I really think about gays when I said specifically I really do not give a damn if they suceed or fail and I would not assist or inhibit them? Next time, just don't ask me....do like CF and tell me what I think....and then schit will be the way you see it and not how I said I embraced it.......
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Kevin41 ·
and Frenchy..based on the posts I have placed in here....if I was truly against gays and their agenda, what makes you think I would have a problem coming out and saying it...hell I'd express my disdain for their azzes in a similar manner that I did for blkCONS....and I know damn well my take on them is not up to broad interpretation.....so if you see a contradiction in something I say, ASK me about it and i'll tell you where I really stand so there won't be one...its not like i'm going to...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

HonestBrother ·
Un-CON-structive Feedback, that's not a claim. That's a fact. Do you dispute its accuracy? Only an idiot would be ignorant of the significance of the statement "I believe in states' rights" within the context of American political life. But then I promised not to call you any names. It wasn't just a 'visit'. It was the first stop in a * Presidential Campaign * to a po dump town only known for one goddamned thing. You know...I almost agree with this statement. I won't lie. I've had my...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I am proud of Black Commentator. They made it to the second paragraph before they went on the attack. CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER - huh? Many who are involved in what THEY call "Civil Rights circa 2006" want everything BUT character to be the primary factor in JUDGEMENT. We have no "civil rights movement" today. We have an IDEOLOGICALLY based agenda" that seeks to use countervailing forces of racial categorization to achieve a certain result. Of course as long as YOU agree with their methods...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
As nicely as I can say it....... STFU, "WHITE BOY!!" When you say things like this: Point out the fact that they are making use of some of the very same tactics that are now illegal after years of their protests and you are likely to be attacked...certainly verbally attacked, maybe physically attacked. YOU MIGHT BE A WHITE BOY ! Seriously though, take that BS right up off my thread. You know, that WHITE BOY BS!! You know, like this WHITE BOY BS: So, CF? Any other Stormfront-like opinions of...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
fair enough - I just took that if something had 'halted' then whatever it was had already begun. Keep in mind I have zilch experience and knowledge of a lot of US politics - local and national - just a rough 'outline', so things like Affirmative Action, or when Clinton asked in 1997 'to begin a great national conversation on race and conciliation' that I have a limited view - limited to access on information, limited in viewpoint as an outsider, and a white outsider to boot. I have to ask a...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
Only helping white people begin the as you call it "truth-telling". The only thing I "want white people to get out of the dialog" is to listen to and understand what is needed for equal rights, equal opportunities for all people on the planet. In this instance I am talking about African Americans and white North Americans. What do I want black people and white people to "get out of it"? An end the imbalance of "white priviledge" to create a truly inclusive human race. You keep telling me...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
Quite right, but it is some Australians, not all Australians. Perhaps the most important process that has been stalled is Reconciliation. A lot of Australians want our federal government to say 'Sorry' to the members of the Stolen Generation, and the indigenous population. There has been a century-long struggle for rights for Aborigines in Australia. What has it achieved? One thing is the right to vote. That it took until the late 1960s is outrageous. Another issue is a treaty. Australia has...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

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

Kweli4Real ·
When I heard this story this morning, I was struck by a thought ... Hamas is the Palistinian equivalent to the Black Panther Party of the late 60's'early 70's. Just as the Panther Party was protrayed by the media as a radical violent organization, the truth has it that Hamas' primary function is the provision of food, shelter and social services to Palistinian people without regard to whether the beneficiaries support their anti-zionist agenda. Sure, Hamas has members that blow stuff up; but...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

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

Frenchy ·
Well, we're clearly much worse off than we were before. Unemployment is up. Wages don't cover the same standard of living for most people anymore, but you're putting in longer hours at the office/on the field. Social programs are being cut. Public broadcasting is actually being threatened if they don't air programs favorable to the administration. Protests and outrage are useless as we have officials who pay no attention to that and follow their own agenda, so people have become apathetic.
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Speak for yourself. "Worse off before" what? In the past 5 years I have had 2 children, gotten a new job with a 5 figure raise, paid off the majority of my debt and gotten more spiritually focused. Maybe rather than looking to what the GOD-verment can distribute to you it is time to look for another more effective source for grace? The United States might be facing more challenges as other powers around the world rise up from the previos period of colonialism and players in the big battle...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
The State of the Union is bleak, and our future without change does not look much better. We are witnessing crisis in terms of our constitutional democratic republic that is presently going unchallenged. We suffer a Machiavellian administration that believes that we are a nation of men; rather than a nation of laws. An administration whose mission is not to protect the Constitution; but rather, to enrich its friends and punish its detractors. An administration that would dishonor the deaths...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

MBM ·
Mr. Barber - I appreciate your perspective, but doesn't support have to be earned? In the same way that the Democrat Party earned African American support in the past (we were once ALL Republican you know), what has the current incarnation of the Republican Party done to attract and earn African American votes? In what way is the conservative agenda in my best interests? Conservatism has been against African America's quest for rights and full citizenship at every turn. How is it now a place...
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Re: Inner City Conservative Journal Espouses The Continuance of Historically Black Colleg

Kweli4Real ·
Although I believe that Black conservatives are engaged in wrong-headed thinking, I firmly agree that Black folk should go to Black research institutions, i.e., HBCU's, research, discuss, debate, formulate and ultimately develop solutions to Black problems. In this respect, I agree with CF [I think]. We shouldn't look to or entrust the white community for solutions to problems within the Black community. [However, I do believe in holding them responsible for enacting enabling legislation.]...
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Re: Inner City Conservative Journal Espouses The Continuance of Historically Black Colleg

James Wesley Chester ·
I'd love to see Black activist, conservative and otherwise, meeting in the halls of a Black Think-tank within a HBCU for the purpose of arguing/negotiating/setting a true Black agenda in and for america.---K4R This has to happen. There will be disagreement as to the goal, but ultimately there will have be some authority, or oversight, acting in the name of 35 MM African American-Americans. And...that's where the divergence will begin. But, that's alright when you stand at any point of a...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Dissident ·
How do you know it's "love"? How do you know these *men* aren't using these women for their own superficial agenda?
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

ricardomath ·
Why would you assume that it isn't for love? Do you imagine somehow that these Black women aren't worthy of love?
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

qty226 ·
Let me answer your question with a question.......... What makes you think they are not in love.........? If they get married, family etc.....then who am i to dispute it? My hopes are to find a black man that i can love, and give him several gifts, of beautiful black babies..............but if black men are not desiring this, what should i do?
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Kweli4Real ·
The question that you ask in the thread title is different from the question that you are "researching." At any rate, the answer to the thread question is neither party has put us in power. I don't know which party has appointed more Black folk to "major roles", but I would imagine the republican party, and more specifically, this Bush administration. But so what? The answer remains that neither party has put us into a position of power; only positions of responsibility for carrying out...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
Me too. I am truly concerned that the program intended to inform on and advance African America and the needs of African American-Americans is being, will be, subverted into a politically-driven propoganda-base turning the minds of our youth away from their heritage to augment that political agenda. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Omega4ul ·
Thanks, Kweli4Real! I like that quote, I think it is from Bob Marley. I agree that neither party put us in a position of 'power'. Although those nominated officails were put into their respective roles to carry out an agenda, they were qualified. One question, What are the interests of Black folk? (Mine may be different from yours) PAce Tua, I am new so I am not sure. I found that website and I was wondering how legit it was. I knew a blog like this would be able to give me some insight. Thanks
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Kweli4Real ·
No, Omega, I think the original of the quote I paraphrased was said a little before Bob's time. Oh, I get it ... You were joshin'. Right? Their [our] qualifications have never been in question. But again: What profit a man or his people should he gain the world [i.e., power/position/authority] and lose his soul [i.e., be put in charge of promoting policies that work against his interests, and those of his community]? No doubt Black folks' interests are far from monolithic, so your individual...
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Re: Please, please read and digest

Faheem ·
The U.S. is still trying to flex its muscle towards Iran while China and Russia are using the U.S. arogance to their advantage. ========================== China-Iran Energy Talks Complicate Nuclear Standoff February 17, 2006; Page A6 China and Iran are trying to conclude a multibillion-dollar oil-and-gas deal in coming weeks, underscoring how China's appetite for energy could undermine Washington's efforts to isolate Iran. An agreement would seal a memorandum of understanding signed by China...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
What wing of the conservative movement is driving/running the Republican party and the over-all conservative agenda today? Is it so unreasonable to question those who support a movement which at its heart does and has promoted an agenda which is directly inimical to African America's interests? If it is an African American who is supporting that same Anti African American Agenda, then is it wrong to attempt to better understand that? A tree hugger is out to save a tree and the environment. A...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Black Viking ·
That's the funniest part of this whole thing. They don't avoid this opportunity because because they want to... they do it because they have to. There simply aren't any rational points to be made. They just don't exist. No conservative could just say "Conservatives and the conservative agenda have done ____________________ for the Black community. Our philosophies have bettered African America in this way, ____________________. Getting slapped in the face with reality is hard to take.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Kweli4Real ·
Okay ... I was hurried and didn't read the whole document again; rather, I tried the site's search function. Bowing his head in intellectual laziness shame I see these "elected representatives" that are allowing this to happen in the same light as I see Black Conservatives [those that merely parrot white conservatives, as opposed to the Black Conservative that actual promotes a conservative agenda supportive of the Black community ... I'm sure there's one out there ... somewhere] or the poor...
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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: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Bodies burned in open after Nigeria riots kill 146 By George Esiri 2 hours, 2 minutes ago ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Christian youths burned the corpses of Muslims on Thursday on the streets of Onitsha in southeastern Nigeria, the city worst hit by religious riots that have killed at least 146 people across the country in five days. ADVERTISEMENT Christian mobs, seeking revenge for the killings of Christians in the north, attacked Muslims with machetes, set fire to them, destroyed their...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
EbonyRose, now that you've brought this up, it did have more participants than the one in Atlanta. Unfortunately for the people who had to speak after Min. Farrakhan, it did seem like the audience and the spirit left after he did. What I didn't like was that they were, except Harry Belafonte, disagreeing with him when he wasn't there to defend himself. Another thing that I did like was the fact that he did bring up the spiritual side of the issue, when the two other ministers on the panel...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

Nmaginate ·
The biggest thing I was trying to communicate is that other POC, e.g., may have very different things if not mostly their own particular self-interested things in mind which can, by virtue of an "alliance", compromise our ultimate objectives. Like you said, Whites need to work/fix Whites. The same for everyone else and we can meet them in the middle... and, if we should happen to meet along the way and actually identify things in particular things - i.e. singular, specific things (as opposed...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

Dissident ·
***long Sigh*** Black people don't have any allies. Nor does any other group want to be our allies. Asians, Whites, Hispanics and any other group for that matter only want to be our allies when it serves their interest . The world has never worked the way you perceive it. This is the cold hard truth. Why can't you comprehend this, Black Viking? I thought we went over this before. And why are the misguided like yourself so concerned about how other people perceive Black folk with your...
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Re: You can't help who you love

HeruStar ·
This is the type of unfounded BS I'm talking about. Where did I say that EVERY couple has that EXCUSE? Where did I even portray the desire to know WHY people, gay or straight, love eachother. What you should infer from what I said, is that 'people who use the statement "I can't help who I love" have a faint understanding of what LOVE IS'. You have a very hard time following. Nothing you say follows. I'm talking about people (gay or straight)(this does not include the entire universe) who USE...
 
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