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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: No one Else Wants to be a Victim

Empty Purnata ·
And Bush's PUNK-ASS had his head in the ground when he first got in the White House. Bush IGNORED several warnings of terrorist action inside the US, and he cut funding for defense against Terrorism. Do you know what Clinton was working on while the RETHUGLICANS were trying to crucify him over getting a blowjob? COUNTER-TERRORISM: http://www.cdt.org/policy/terrorism/adm-anti-terror-otl.html http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/1515.html Condoleeza Rice ignored a document called,...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
You guys are all completely missing the point of qty's post (and all the others posts like hers that have come before). Do none of you see the disparity between the two standards she pointed out? It doesn't strike any of you as ODD that it is fine and even considered "rational" for a Black man to want the best looking woman available ("Who wouldn't choose a video girl over a 200 lb woman?" was the gist of the quote, I believe), but a Black woman is immediately scolded (as we see from the...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

qty226 ·
I think a lot of men, dont understand this.........because they simply dont want to. Its really not that hard to understand!
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: Al-Zawahri Mocks Bush Over Terrorism War

Black Viking ·
He'll do what he's always done, with exactly the same results. If there was anything I could do to keep him from botching this thing any further I would. He should be impeached and put on trial for treason. Lucky for him I'm not in charge. Typical terrorist. Offer conditional truce but fail to specify the conditions. Official U.S. policy is that we don't negotiate with terrorists. The reality is that we don't negotiate with anyone . Why does Al-Qaida even bother with this nonesense? Please...
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Re: The One....

Khalliqa ·
It's hard for me to believe that a brother with such great credentials is not snapped up already..... But may I add, hmmmm... not on the Beyonce bandwagon? I'm a lover of the intelligence of the human mind.... which the sister does not strike me as having in any significant quantity..... however I understand her allure....and it's not just her physical attributes.... it's her acceptance of her feminine attributes and the power and acceptance of those qualities that generate the magnetic...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Nigeria Militant Leader Warns Foreign Oil Workers to Leave Amid Fresh Violence By Osmond Chidi, AP WARRI, Nigeria (AP) - A Nigerian militant leader reportedly warned foreign oil workers out of the country's troubled delta by midnight Friday as an army helicopter gunship exchanged fire with militants in the latest violence to strike the region. The British Broadcasting Corp. reported militant commander Godswill Tamuno had announced his Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta was...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

BanjiGirl ·
First of all white people did NOT end slavery as an act of benevolence. They ended slavery when it was no longer profitable for them. By the 1830s plantation slavery was no longer profitable for slave masters. The new form of slavery "colonialism" was the new avenue of wealth. Mother England led the colonialization process. In other words enslave the "black bastards" in their native lands instead of spending good money to ship them to America to work impoverished plantations. Let them...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

nayo ·
"""Once slavery "ended" and the slaves were let go, America, Brazil, the Carribbean and Latin America were finished with us. We were let go not "freed". Now it was time to ship in the white Europeans and now the Asians and Hispanics to enjoy this wealth. Black folks can all go to hell! Now to show you how twisted is the thinking of Europeans, if a pet owner was to abandon his pet on the freeway or be found not providing food or water for said pet his irresponsible ass would go to jail or pay...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
IF MBM DOES NOT GET THIS THEN THERE IS NO HOPE FOR HIM. MBM - Today we can look at the large population centers in the North - NYC, Philadelphia, Camden, Washington DC, Newark, Cleveland - the list goes on. All of them have a significant class of LABOR/EMPLOYEES who no doubt could be good, union employees. They would carefully invest their wages that the union provided them. They would be shop stewards in the mill and ensure that the mill did not practice slavery. They would make sure that...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Great! It would be nice to see..... Her beauty was captivating.... I have a cousin that looks like that.... Hmmmm... I did not see where his question made reference to him approaching shallow Bimbo's... If there are many here who are confused and in pain.... then is it wrong to offer solace through understanding? And I have been away from the board for many months until now... so even if he or others have expressed their grievances before.... usually this is the mark of one who is trying to...
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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: Job banks, Rubber Rooms and Lazy ass people making 64k-100k a year... doing nothing

James Wesley Chester ·
I don't believe this 'rubber room', other such 'labor surge' pools are initiated by 'the company'. It is more likely these 'labor pools' are a consequence of a union demand. The Steel Industry did something similar to this in the 50s and 60s. AFL-CIO demanded that the steel industry provide jobs for their sons and daughters. In negotiation after negotiation, this demand was made. GIVE MY KID A JOB OR I WILL STRIKE!!!! So,...'the company' made a job for the kids. All workers with 'x' number...
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Re: Job banks, Rubber Rooms and Lazy ass people making 64k-100k a year... doing nothing

Faheem ·
The Jobs Bank has its origins in the tough times Detroit faced in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A spike in oil prices, a harsh recession and the first major assault from fuel-efficient Japanese cars hammered the Big Three and cost tens of thousands of union jobs. The UAW agreed to its first concessionary contracts in 1982 with the Big Three, which then made three out of every four vehicles sold in America. Battling the new competition, GM developed a plan to spend $24 billion improving...
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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: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Fine ·
The Bush Family and the anomaly called Al-Quaidas are thick as thieves. Starting with the daddy, they've been shaking hand, hugging-kissing and cutting snide little back table deals for decades with the Saudis....! Doesn't anyone remember Fahrenheit 911? I'm not a bit surprised to hear of this new development. It's all a dayum facade anyway. 1. the gub'ment doesn't run shit. the two-party game covers up the Hegalian Dialectic system--the real operative at work 24/7. 2. the feveral reserve...
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Re: The Rise of Fascism in America

Empty Purnata ·
At a signal from the Principal the pupils, in ordered ranks, hands to the side, face the Flag. Another signal is given; every pupil gives the flag the military salute -- right hand lifted, palm downward, to a line with the forehead and close to it. Standing thus, all repeat together, slowly, "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands; one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all." At the words, "to my Flag," the right hand is extended gracefully, palm...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

4YAINFO ·
Thousands of African-Americans and legal immigrants were made homeless, jobless and displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Many of them would take the jobs these illegals are obtaining in a minutes notice---but I don't see any efforts by good Ol' Uncle Sam to match these citizens to these jobs. If the military draft was re-instated only citizens and legal immigrants would be called upon and not illegals. This issue would strike very close to home if the son or daughter of an American family was...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
Just an FYI. I bumped a thread on this issue for you. http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/79160213/m/40170599
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Re: Condi for President? No thank you.

nayo ·
The comment towards the end of this article, is relatively disengenuous, as it minimizes the historical significance of 'the trades' industrial side;and while slavery had ended, it is obvious who was working the cotton fields. (isolated comment near the end.) ---------------------------------------------------------------- Rice's Beatle break from diplomacy U.S. secretary of state in Liverpool, will meet British counterpart From Elise Labott CNN Thursday, March 30, 2006; Posted: 8:19 p.m.
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Re: We're Marching To Zion . . . .

Lamp ·
I actually posted a question yesterday on something similiar to this as to why we do not protest anymore like I have heard my folks speak about.. I dont care if we march, dont show up for work, go on a food strike, block the roads..there are some issues where we really need to make ourselves heard some way shape or form.. but like you said the dedication is the key.. patience is a virtue..
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Dusty Elbow ·
I guess being in jail for undocumented illegal immigrants is full participation in our society. After all ask "our" people in jail that question. Dont worry the US army has free labor camps to answer that need of labor shortage. Obama is adding nothing to this problem except crafted words. It needs the full approval of the House and Senate and they are dead in the water for now over this whole issue.
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

bigman ·
To wit, when a Capitol Police officer asks you to stop because you cruise past the metal detectors without showing ID, *you stop*. especially when black Period. You do not strike the officer and then defend your actions as a statement against "racial profiling". SHE SHOULD KNOW BETTER OR SHE FOROT SHE WAS IN AMERICA!
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
WHITE HOUSE BREAKFAST Dick Cheney and George W. Bush were having breakfast at the White House. The attractive waitress asks Cheney what he would like, and he replies, "I'd like a bowl of oatmeal and some fruit." "And what can I get for you, Mr. President?" George W. replies with his trademark wink and slight grin, "How about a quickie this morning?" "Why, Mr. President!" the waitress exclaims "How rude! You're starting to act like Mr. Clinton, and you've only been in your second term of...
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Re: Incentives

UppityNegress ·
[quote]On average, capitalist workers receive about 10% of their actual labor value. In a communist one, they would receive 100%./quote] If they receive 100% of the value of their labor, am I correct in assuming that in an anarch-socialist state there are no compulsotroy taxes? If so, how do you propose people like the handicapped, elderly, ill, and orphans survive? What becomes of free public education, civil projects, and other state sponsored services which rely on taxes to pay the...
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Re: Incentives

Empty Purnata ·
In a Marxist socialist system with a democratically run government composed of the workers, they could be government-subsidized. With Syndicalism they could be funded by trade unionism. You are right that the anarcho-socialist system has the hardest time answering this question. In a system with a very minimal government, the money could come from public federal reserves (like a public piggy-bank). How can an entrepreneurs pay low wages when they do not have control of wages? You are still...
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Re: Police Brutality vs. Spanking your child (a.k.a child abuse)

Blake Manner ·
There are two Bible verses that I recently read about this matter: Proverbs 19:18 says "discipline your sone, for there is hope; do not set your heart on puttnf him to death Proverbs 23:13 says "Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die." So it'd be against my religion not to spank my children.
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

sergeant ·
"who was the greater terrorist threat, Iraq or Saudi Arabia" Saudi government was and is not believed to be stockpiling chem, bio, or nuke agents, nor producing long range missles, now are they. The Saudi government has not invaded its neighbor nations, nor has there been 12 years and 19 UN resolutions against the Saudi government. Its the WEAPONS and the ACTIONS that were the danger, terrorists without lethal weapons are pimples on the world's ass. Its hardly even comparable mbm. But I...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Vox ·
??? Some coinkidink, huh? Does that need to be said after every single utterance of those words? Anyway, you wanted me, currently a Clark supporter, to try to answer the question why you "should rally behind or vote for this person as president of the United States." I can only try to answer why I like him so far. My issues may not be the same as yours. I probably should put this in Editorials, but here goes... First off, my #1 issue this year is that nothing is more important right now than...
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Re: Reverse Racism: How the Pot Got to Call the Kettle BLACK

James Wesley Chester ·
Does it strike anyone that such a piece would still find an audience today? That's how it originally struck me. Then I thought, well you don't know who the intended audience is. Sad to say, there are those out there who still argue "reverse racism" as a valid charge against Affirmative Action. As it turns out, I find myself agreeing. And agreeing that to do so is not the so-called "right" thing to do. But the reality is Affirmative Action in some form is the only thing to do. If correction...
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Re: Israel Attacks Syria

Nmaginate ·
Are you talking to me, Watcher? If so, I never said either one was "innocent"... But basically what you are doing here is trying to Master Double-Speak. You'll say neither is innocent and both are "reactively" engaged in "legitimate" revenge killings yet you wish to promote the idea that Israel has a "right" to strike anyone it can surmise to have a beef with them. Sovereign borders don't matter; unsubstantiated evidence doesn't matter... Just because she says so, I guess?? You know... it's...
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Re: If he was Arab... ?

James Wesley Chester ·
I also think it interesting that the immediate response is to "hang" this kid. I think he should get some punishment to confirm that there are consequences that go with decisions. But doesn't strike anyone that no a soul screamed foul when ABC shipped a "dirty bomb" across the Adriatic, Mediterranean, Atlantic, and into the United States. Then ABC broadcasted their deed with documentation. Still not a single cry of FOUL!! We are still well within the statute of limitatioss for this felony. I...
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Re: Should felons be allowed to vote?

ricardomath ·
http://www.hrw.org/reports98/vote/usvot98o-05.htm#P114_2776 Illegal , noun: A term used by the descendents of European Immigrants to refer to descendants of Native Americans Plowshares Actions The Nuclear Resister School of the Americas Watch Cauca, Colombia
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Re: What is an African American?

Nmaginate ·
Conceptually, I have a problem with this "parity" thing. I could care less whether we are "seen" as equals, I want to work towards a reality and structure were we are regardless of perception. It's like the adage that says, "You don't have to like a man in order to respect him." Well, desegregation proves as an example where by force of societal structure that even the most racist Whites had to "respect" (as in 'had to come to grips with that reality' or status change ) what was codified as...
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Re: What is an African American?

James Wesley Chester ·
Sergeant is a special brothuh. In spite of his approach, he is on the same page as the rest of us. P.S. No one noticed, or at least were too kind to mention it. The title of the thread should have benn "WHO is an African American?" This language thing will trip you up. It is truly a bitch. I think I told the story from my teen years when I was challenged for being "Welsh" based on my name. I was in a "funk" for a couple of days. A mentor (James Murphy) cleared the haze. We all need help. He...
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Re: Good News From Colombia (for once!)

ricardomath ·
Offbeat Leftist's New Take on Bogota An oil union chief and former caddie drawn to salsa bars, Mayor-elect Luis Eduardo Garzon aims to fight poverty. By Ruth Morris, Special to The Times BOGOTA, Colombia "” Luis Eduardo Garzon is hardly part of Colombia's ruling elite. He doesn't own a tie, he didn't finish college, and he hangs out in sweaty salsa clubs. But after a turbulent electoral weekend, he has streaked into the stratosphere "” a former golf caddie turned shining star of Colombia's...
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Re: Bush Spit Cost Us

Our Empowerment ·
A Jamaica-born man who emigrated to Canada in 1997 died fighting with the U.S. Marines in Iraq, according to published reports. Cpl. Bernard Gooden, 22, who was killed in a gun battle in central Iraq April 4, is the first Canadian to be killed in combat in the war to oust Saddam Hussein, according to one newspaper. "All I'm hearing now in my head is: 'Your son Brent is dead. Brent is dead.' That's all I hear," his mother, Carmen Palmer, said April 8. Gooden, an immigrant to the Toronto area...
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

no ·
No I don't think He should get the Death Penalty. It want bring back the victims. And there is always a copy cat waiting to strike again.
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

djonmaila ·
Happy New Year everybody. Just got back to see this little nugget: Whew!! MANIA your commentary towards this issue is in a word, ludicrous. You spout that you are enraged at WILLIE LYNCH writing then you must be MANIC concerning all the WHITE LIES in all the institutions of America. Indeed, you must be on some deep psychotic medication over the many, many, many, ad infinitium many lies WHITES told in their history books concerning slavery. For instance, the LIE that black women RAPE VICTIMS...
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Nmaginate ·
IF you have to ask then certainly it is not worth even communicating it to you. Obviously by quoting "WRONGS" as you did you have some reservations or question whether there are or were "wrongs"... Sorry... I don't waste time talking to brick walls. You already have your mind made up about what you believe to be the reality and the relevant result of U.S. history. So discussing what "I" would like to see changed or what I would "propose" to you is an exercise in futility. I don't care one...
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Re: For My People

NSpirit ·
Faheem, several events lead me to believe that this country, in its current form, will collapse. The gathering influence of the European Union, the exposure of corporate/stock corruption on a billion and trillion dollar scale, the acceptance of pre-emptive strike warfare by the masses, the lack of jobs that pay enough to support the cost of living for americans, the bartering of political influence, and now the introduction of an amnesty/work permit program for 8 - 11 million illegal...
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Re: The Case for Repatriation

soul_doctor73 ·
The Case for Repatriation: Revisited And so begins the Declaration of Independance. The 'cry' used by the founding fathers of these United States to give cause for separation from their former rulers. Now, it has become incumbent upon us to exercise this same right handed down to us citizens from those who first established this country on the principles of Truth and Justice for All. Principles that no longer apply evenly in this country as injustice, inequality, and the premeditated...
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Re: Are individual black success hurting the black poor?

Nmaginate ·
Exactly... Part of the danger of preaching "individualism" besides the "I Got Mine, You Get Yours" mentality is that fragments us and our efforts... The very fact that we look back and credit the CRM with so much of what "success" we have now should show us that beyond being the best persons (individuals) we can be that we can more directly influence and change things in this society when we are organized and united and think "group" interest first. The power is in the PEOPLE! Individual...
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

DeltaJ ·
But those votes were not to favor homo marriage, those votes were to oppose the adminstration. Some other time, I would have spent an entire column ripping Brown to shreds This reporter is such a phony. Strike another blow to the concept of strong black families in the community, where 'married' individuals together raise their children. Marriage will lose its very meaning when it gets redefined this way, which as you know is already a teetering concept in the black community now. This...
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

ricardomath ·
Sarge, I just wanted to alert you to the fact that there is a post between the Cynthis Tucker Article and your response to it. Because we posted at nearly the same time, you may have missed it. (I'm guessing that we were editing our posts at the same time.) In that post is a profile of three strong black families, with 7 children and 5 grandchildren between them. Their families, and many others, are under attack. If you truely care about the state of black families in this country, then you...
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Re: The terrible toll of racism in the U.S.

toussaint ·
This is the legacy of overregulation and minimum wage laws that discriminate against the lowest income workers. The writer is right- this does need to be addressed. Some of the regulations were indeed put in place to exclude blacks. They need to be stricken from the books. What were you expecting? Actually our ancestors lives and rights were devalued back in Africa where they were sold by other Africans into slavery. This is well before the founding fathers. Their lives were continually...
 
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