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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Faheem ·
Maybe thats your problem, you are looking for a justifiable reason, when all I have given you is the reason why the violence is happening. I rarely if ever waste time trying to justify anything, I simply give you the cause and reaction, you can take it or let it alone. Either way, what we see happening did not happen in a vacuum and it was not unprovoked.
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

Kweli4Real ·
What disappoints me is that Sharpton, for a Black man, or democrats in general, would put themselves in the position to give voice to these neo-con media whores. Democrats, Black folk and anyone who gives a damn about our democracy should be say: "Damn the setting and damn the messenger, argue against the f#@king message, or STFU!"
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

HonestBrother ·
So which is it? 1) Either the masses don't understand modern art: 2) Or they do understand it and just don't appreciate it: And how can you coherently speak of the "world view of modern art" as if that were one clearly identifiable thing? I can point to so called modernist and postmodernist artists who had very different world views and ideologies. Some of them, like T.S. Elliot, were professing Christians. And, lastly, how is being inaccessible to the masses per se a spiritual problem?
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
Respectfully Brother EP, I think your parent's situation is a different from the situation being discussed here. Your parents, being much older than my sister, grew up during very traditional times. More importantly, they grew up during times when information was not as nearly accessible to people as it is today. Today, young people literally have at their fingertips information about anything, anywhere in the world. So I cannot figure out why do we still have people who are choosing to...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, I think we are talking at cross purposes. I am not talking about "art." You seem to be. That's fine, except that it confuses the issue, because you keep assuming that I'm talking about what you're talking about, and we are not. You draw an incorrect conclusion form a simple statement: +++++++++++++++++++++++++ I don't particularly care if they write or paint in a way easy for me to understand. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Which you then say is about art. It isn't. Check the context...
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Re: Carnivale

FireFly ·
Update! It's not the writers' fault... Apparently the series was cancelled by HBO before the complete story was shown... this is from a fan-site: We are a group of committed fans of the HBO Original Series, Carnivà le. The creative and original story, the authenticity of the production, the richly layered characters, and the incredible talent of the cast and crew challenged our views and allowed us to analyze, debate, and immerse ourselves in history. This wonderful creation was intoxicating...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Here is a real work example of zero sum Toussiant. Who can forget the neocons' claim that under their leadership America creates its own reality? Remember the neocons' Iraq reality--a "cakewalk" war? After three years of combat, thousands of casualties, and cost estimated at over $1 trillion, real reality must still compete with the White House spin machine. One might think that the Iraq experience would restore sober judgement to policymakers. Alas, neocon reality has spread everywhere. It...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Pace Tua ·
Toussaint, a few of your assumptions are flawed. For one, the assumption that free-market economies are free. This may be more or less true, but for us it's getting less and less true with each passing year. Government de-regulation, government interference, corporate collusion and monopolistic practices are limiting that free-market more and more over time. The result is less choice, not more. Good cases in point are the lack of enforcement of anti-trust laws that are on the books and the...
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Re: Why Isn't There a White History Month?

EbonyRose ·
I haven't ever heard this one! But I would venture to say that it's because they haven't gone in front of Congress and petitioned for one! Hmmm ... I wonder how long it would take to pass such an initiative? Plus, if I were them, I'm not so sure I would want my history plastered all over the media!
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Re: BLACK LESBIANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rowe ·
I posted a topic awhile back attempting to get women to talk about any homosexual and/or bisexual experiences that they may have had. No one responded. Therefore, like the "down-low" controversy, which has recently subsided, I don't think "Black Lesbianism" is as common as the media and radio would have us to believe.
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
Am I the only annoyed by the whole "people of color" catchphrase? First, "people of color" are the majority on this plant, so why invent a catch-all term for the majority, why not the minority? Should we start refering to whites as "people lacking color" or "people of paleness"? Second, it irks me how all "people of color" are grouped together, despite extreme differences in culture, race, ethnicity, and country of origin. A Nigerian may have the same skin tone as a Dravidian, but therein is...
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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: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
Updated Title: The Dubai-Al Qaeda Connection: Smoking Gun for Bush?/poll by Hummingbird Tue Feb 21, 2006 at 10:10:30 PM PDT Lots of stuff has been going back and forth over the whole Dubai Ports scandal, but one thing that has been neglected has been the phrase in the media: "There are connections between the United Arab Emirates and Al Qaeda" but it's been vague and hasn't really said much, other than some people from the Emirates participated in 9/11. Considering that any independent...
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Re: Haiti 'to allow' Aristide return

Yemaya ·
Notice that this story is mysteriously "missing" from the U.S. media outlets.....
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Re: Babies having babies

xxGAMBITxx ·
With the available information out there and these kids know how to access and have accessed it more than once in their lives, I feel the fault lies with them. We can blame societal, parental and all types of out variables but it all comes down to this: The teens know all about sex, know what happens when you have sex *uprotected/protected* and still went ahead with it anyway. Basically you have two knuckleheads who logically should'nt be allowed to cross the street own thier own let alone ...
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Re: Babies having babies

qty226 ·
This maybe true.......but on the flip side, you have adults having unprotected sex all time.....and really, they should know better!! I think 'one' of the problems, is that parents arent teaching their children when they are young. You cant wait until a child becomes a teenager to talk about sex........and you must train both boys/girls!! My mom always said, that if she didnt train her children about sex........the streets would.
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Re: Babies having babies

xxGAMBITxx ·
Hey you! Hope you enjoyed your "special day" *never call, you never write... * I agree that parents have to train kids early, but that training will only go so far. Once the kids become teenagers, they now have the capacity to process information and act upon it. We still have more teens who don't get pregnant/father children than do. That means that there is a smaller segment out there that is surrounded by information and visual examples but will *and I hate this saying* "do me". They...
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Re: Movie: What If The SOUTH Had Won?

Yemaya ·
I've heard of that book, jazzdog. At least I think. There's another very wierd one, where a group of Boers from South Africa go back in time and give the South weapons to win the Civil War. They ended up ending slavery anyway. A guy I was stationed with was reading the book. However, it seems as if there is an obsession with the Civil War in various forms of media.
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Re: Movie: What If The SOUTH Had Won?

jazzdog ·
I haven't read the book but on the cover it shows Robert Lee standing with a AK-47 automatic weapon which would have made a hell of a difference during the civil war.
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: The Dual Theology Heresy of John Hagee!!!

BOMANI ·
http://www.blessedquietness.com/journal/housechu/hagee.htm JOHN HAGEE Who is this Man? JOHN HAGEE IN CHARISMATIC ORBIT- Dr. John Hagee is a bestselling author and pastor of the 17,000-member charismatic Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. He was an NRB '98 speaker and has an honorary degree from Oral Roberts University. He is pictured in the 8/00 Charisma-along with Oral Roberts, Benny Hinn, T.D. Jakes, and Kenneth Copeland-as a speaker for Creflo Dollar's International Covenant Ministries...
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

Khalliqa ·
I agree with you..... I personally have seen it the other way around.... where African or Caribbean ( ) immigrants are biased against African-Americans because of the stereotypical image portrayed by the media...... However, as in all things, there are always two sides to a coin..... and exceptions within those rules...... Like Ma'am says... "it varies from space to space" and I would add "it transforms its image from space to space as well"..... Peace, Virtue
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

4YAINFO ·
In the N.Y.C area just recently a 15 y.o. Ghanian boy was murdered for his cell phone by a 13 y.o. Puerto Rican-Hispanic kid. Now I'm waiting to see the headline "Hispanic/African Immigrant Tensions" Why is the media so keen on A/A.A. tensions?
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

Rowe ·
I have so many issues to take up with your statements that I don't know where to begin! First, Brother Heru, one shouldn't zero in on a few "eloquently-stated" lines in this song and forget that Brother "T-Pain" is still adulating a stripper. In no other race of people would find men publicly announcing their adoration for "strippers," as if this is something to be proud of, except ours, and it's disgraceful. Of all the accomplished Black women that this brother could be honoring, he decides...
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Re: One Man Battling the Democratic Party

1milehi ·
http://adeebafolami.com/archives/2006/perryman2.html
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Re: Neoliberalism As A Descent Into Fascism

Empty Purnata ·
http://prorev.com/fascist.htm
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Re: Diagnosing 'Missing White Woman Syndrome'

ma'am ·
I can see that, in a way. I think subconsciously perk up a little more when I see segments that involve certain people. I say this because I know I would have been affected by the Katrina coverage regardless of the racial make-up of the affected areas, but seeing people who looked and sounded so familiar changed the story a bit for me. It was like I was watching people I knew drowning. Low- to middle-class urban minorities especially are extremely relatable to me because I look at those...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Kai ·
Peace.... I find it interesting that people have raised he named Barack Obama, and TD Jakes as leaders when they have led nothing, yet no one has raised the name Louis Farrakhan who has demonstrated great leadership for the entire black community for the last 20 years. I think this is another reason why we will always have a hard time finding good leadership, we always fail to acknowledge the good of people who are not backed by the media machine. Perhaps we haven't figured ut yet that the...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Khalliqa ·
Leadership doesn't have to be "found"..... If it is truly leadership...... And..... It is also true...... that people are fickle..... and sometimes immature in handling what's in their midst.... they follow conjecture.... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Kai ·
Peace.... I agree. The problem is that the natural progression of real leadership is always stifled by opposition coming from the opinion creators in the media. Yhere are those who do not wish to see the rise of real black leadership.. The direct route is closed, and heavily fortified. And so an indirect approach is needed...leaders may have to emerge who lead outside of the lime light. Indeed. Kai
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Khalliqa ·
Again.... if it is true leadership these obstacles would not thrive..... not a successful leader.... Why would I follow someone who cannot figure out how to defeat the opposition? Overtly or not.... Of course..... but again.... if it is true leadership.... then well... those who follow will know..... and if they are in the majority..... this conversation does not have to take place..... it will be understood..... and then you will have "successful" leadership...... Peace, Virtue
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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: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Mututsi60s ·
For whom do you speak, ZAKAR? You sound like one of those talking media heads who simply regurgitates speaking points. Everything you write is cliché and anecdotal. If you truly consider yourself to be an intellectual, step back from your keyboard every now and then and think about what it is that you're typing and whether it's something you simple "feel" to be true or can substantiate and articulate coherent manner. For example, you asked: "How can we save something we have no power over?"...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

ZAKAR ·
You sound like a passionate person. Add wisdom to your passion and you might begin to bring about some of the change you so long for. sound like one of those talking media heads who simply regurgitates speaking points. Everything you write is cliché and anecdotal. If you truly consider yourself to be an intellectual, step back from your keyboard every now and then and think about what it is that you're typing and whether it's something you simple "feel" to be true or can substantiate and...
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Re: Food for thought

umbrarchist ·
The mp3 file is 56 Meg. I probably should have made a smaller one by using less than 128 Kbps but it was the first time I used this software and I don't know what the bit rate is in avi files. I tried some software that claimed to strip the sound out of avi's but I couldn't get it to work. I used the crude brute force technique. I played the video with media player and looped the sound back into the sound card and recorded it to the hard drive as an mp3. So now I should be able to record...
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Re: One Horrible Crime - Two Different Stories

Faheem ·
I seen this story a few times on various sites, but never bothered to read it, being that the headline to the story did not tell the whole story. I am certain that some news networks and newspapers will try to downplay the racial part of this story. I bet the one brother on the Lacrosse team can bare witnessed to the racist attitudes of his team-mates. These sick white boys are being treated with kid gloves for raping this sista but the bouncer up in NY accused of killing the white college...
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

Vito ·
Constructive feedback, No, I would not rank those in the top three. Moreover, I think it would be very difficult to rank the top three problems. However, If i was to take a crack at it-- and to do so I must be puprposefully abstract--I would have to say that a lack of focused, united direction in these three eareas: The lack of a focused political agenda, the lack of a unified economic direction( namely, why are we spending our money largely in white businesses when we should spend the...
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Re: We're Marching To Zion . . . .

Vito ·
Marching is valid. If it is done well, the media will put it on the news because it's exciting. Of course, that has almost always been the purpose
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

Yemaya ·
What is so impressive about being a former slave in the 20th and 21st centuries? If they really knew what going to jail was about, they wouldn't want to go. Forget "street cred". All of this is because of the white controlled media and allowing our kids to sit in front of the boob tube all day and we don't know what they're watching. What I find truly saddening is that when people go to jail, especially when they are young people, they are conditioned to not be able to function in society...
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

umbrarchist ·
I think that is bullsh!t. I have listened to a Black man say he was 41 years old say he never had a job. The Black criminal underclass is a separate socila environment from the aspiring Black middle class. The kids born into that environment are going to have much stronger negative influences than television. umbra
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

tmonster ·
The dichotomy is not really a dichotomy but a coalescence of two problems brought to you my the mind control machine of the State. Young black men and all men need Rites of passage in order to enter adult society. Because of the breakdown of the black family, and American black society/fellowship, young black men are left to the whims of the media, who whole heartedly pushes Jail (along with getting shot, See Fifty cents, committing violence and law breaking)as a replacement for the passage...
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Re: The Covenant With Black America: A Review

bigddouble ·
While not the best we have to offer JWC (and others), do you feel the plan is workable in present form? I see the covenants as an organic process. Over time, they can become more sophisticated; presently their "simple & rehash" presentation allow for easy comprehension IMO. This increases the chances of the layman adopting part or all of the covenants. All that's missing is a good, consistent media push to keep this on the minds of African America.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Empty Purnata ·
Why should we close the border? What the hell is wrong with people wanting a better life for thmeselves and their families? The problem is corporations who try to keep costs down and profits up by attracting immigrants over the border to work near slave labor so the bosses can stay rich. The people we should be pitching a bitch at are the corporations. But, that's media hegemony for you. The corporate media can blame the victim and keep the powerful people out of trouble, and the American...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
Africans, Haitians, and Afrolatinos are marching along side Asians and other Latinos in demanding Immigration Justice. http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/79160213/m/7701086093 Don't expect the media to focus on it, though. Do you stand with them or against them?
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Empty Purnata ·
As a Pan-Minorityist, I'd even go as far to say that we should also march with Whites sympathetic to our cause.
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

Rowe ·
I for one am OUTRAGED by these allegations. I am very disturbed by this. Watching the news this morning, I heard one brother make an excellent point about how the media defamed the reputation of this young woman. Rather than acknowleding her as a student or woman, the racist media purposely identifies the victim as a "stripper." But if it were a White victim of rape, regardless of her occupation, she would have been described as a woman first. And you're right, something did happen that day...
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Re: Colin Powell Speaks...Finally

alonzo ·
FINE---- First, I'm not a huge Powell fan but I am fair. You should fully educate yourself before making such statements. What do you think would have happened if Powell had spoken out at the time? I'll help you answer----He would have been discredited by the administration and the media just as others were. Even now the neo cons are saying vicious things about him. This administration is using tactics and threats like no Administration we've ever seen and it's not easy to come forward.
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

caribbeanflavored ·
Fine, this whole incident w/ the duke university lacrosse team and the stereotypes of bw proves the point that i've been trying to get my friends to see. maybe it's an age thing but most of the black girls i associate with do not find these images of themselves disrespectful at all and actually seem to relish in them and when i try to get them to see my point of view on what it's doing to the image of many bw they tell me to lighten up and that that every woman is portrayed in a sexual way...
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Re: Tiger Woods Got Punk'd

The_Congo (Guest) ·
Another Note: There is definitely a strange double standard here. Tiger Woods has to hop and skip because he insulted the 'Spaz'zed people of this world? Yet Bryant Gumbel's racist comment doesn't hit a blimp in the big media and yet he still goes unpunished for it...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Rowe ·
The "Southern Belle" represents what to a lot men a woman should be. When we think of a Southern Belle we imagine a woman who is very docile, meek, ultra feminine, submissive, and traditional. A lot men have been brainwashed into believing these are the characeristics that make an ideal woman. Thus, those women who fail to demonstrate these characteristics are deemed as undesirable because of their "agresssiveness." It's no coicidence that Black women are negatively characterized and...
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