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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

sunnubian ·
Gentlemen, I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First, I shall thank you, the gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies where I have experimented with some of the newest and still the oldest methods of control of slaves. Ancient Rome would envy us if my program were...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

sunnubian ·
Meaning of Place Name: Lynchburg, Virginia Lynchburg, Virginia: From the original patentee, John Lynch, brother of Charles Lynch, the reputed originator of what is known as "Lynch Law." Lynch Law in America By Ida B. Wells-Barnett in 1900 Related Resources "¢ Ida B. Wells"¢ Lynching"¢ Lynch Law in Georgia OUR country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob. It represents the cool,...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

EgbertSouse ·
_______________________________________________ I caught the whiff of a dead slave hanging from a tree a couple of miles back. _______________________________________________ LOL!!! And I catch "the whiff" of a bunch of modern negroes who should know better being duped. Again. Though, this time, not by whitey!
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Les Apt ·
Lose business: Company A had a lower price than I did. I lost business to company A. That's lost business, genius. Definition of losing business to a set-aside: 2003..... Philadelphia Phillies Stadium. Ornamental cast iron tree grates are specified in the site package. My company reps the brand that was specified. GC on the stadium job, Driscoll Hunt, says "Sorry, but the rules stipulate that I have to buy from a Minority owned Business Enterprise." Me: "Oh, I see.....what price did the...
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Nmaginate ·
Did you ever have a SIGNED CONTRACT? >>>>> NO! <<<<<<BR> That makes it business that you were unable to acquire. That means you never "had" the business! YOU CAN'T LOSE WHAT YOU NEVER HAD! Or I guess you admit to feeling ENTITLED to it!... I mean you're good for it! You're White and no matter what... no matter what you should always get the nod over someone Black, huh? Where are your published stats about the Minority "30%" extra? (PS, shit somebody told...
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Re: The Racist Tapestry of Lord of the Rings

nayo ·
///////In order for racism to be present, intent is not necessary; the only requirement is that the end result of ones actions are equivalent to acts of racism.//// That is a very pertinent statement. I used to work at a television station, and was 'friends' with a young caucasian woman. We went to lunch, exchanged cards, gifts, told dirty jokes for laughs/to get through the day etc.etc. One day, the station was scheduling 'Dirty Dancing', and I was responsible for putting tapes in the...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Afroman ·
I agree with you Fagunwa . This debate has become lost. We sound like slaves in the plantation so attached to our oppressors ideologies. If we continue to hold up everything the West forced on us, to enslave and colonize us, what future could we possibly have? The disdain we have towards our original spirituality is truly perverse! Why aren't we debating own cultures' myths??!! To think the colonizers and enslavers are worried about reasoning with us is completely ridiculous. I for my part,...
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Re: a screwed-up interpretation of the african diaspora

Afroman ·
I don't mind when white people say stupid shit about Africa, but when it's black people doing it saddens a lot. Rayne, don't make the list of the black people who are ignorant about their ancestors! For your information, everywhere around the world there have been and there still are group who sold their own people, Africa is no exception. The slavery that existed in Africa was not frequent as in other parts of the world. During pre-colonial times, the slavery that existed in Africa then was...
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

Nmaginate ·
JWC... I just heard a presentation (speech)... (can't think of her name right now... she was a Black Panther)... (Elaine Brown!) Anyway, she articulated in perhaps the most striking terms exactly why I have an issue exhalting the Constitution the Williams does... She asked the rhetorical question: Are there any Jews who have esteemed the "founders" of Nazi Germany and what would you think about them if they did? Of course, her question was more about the "founders" than the Constitution...
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

Nmaginate ·
JWC... I just heard a presentation (speech)... (can't think of her name right now... she was a Black Panther)... (Elaine Brown!) Anyway, she articulated in perhaps the most striking terms exactly why I have an issue exhalting the Constitution the Williams does... She asked the rhetorical question: Are there any Jews who have esteemed the "founders" of Nazi Germany and what would you think about them if they did? Of course, her question was more about the "founders" than the Constitution...
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

James Wesley Chester ·
I agree with the "fruit of the poisonous tree" philosophy. I think the most enduring fruit of the poisonous tree of chattel slavery is the embedding the loss of ancestral nationality as irretreivable in the psyche of Americans of unknown African ancestry. I further think this mental condition is the final bondage of chattel slavery, the poisonous tree. As for revolution, I think the overthrow of our view of our personal authority is the ultimate revolution. Please remember, the institution...
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

Nmaginate ·
My point was that the Constitution was/is Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree. Of course, I know my view is "radical"... hence the quote of mine (taken from a post on another site) that I have dubbed, "The Doctrine Of RADICAL Change". I contend that in order to properly respect BLACK humanity then a Constitutional Convention should be convene wherein ALL "Americans" - and not just White males - can have their input into the "Law Of The Land". That doesn't mean that you "Throw The Baby Out With The...
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Re: College Republicans Offer White-Only Scholarship

James Wesley Chester ·
"Handing out scholarships based on someone's color is absurd." Mattera? That's true. it is just as absurd as denying admission based on someone's color. Affirmative Action is the fruit of a poison tree. It is the antidote for a cultural "hangover." The "hair of the dog" so to speak. PEACE Jim Chester You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are.
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Re: College Republicans Offer White-Only Scholarship

Nmaginate ·
Okay, JWC! Let's get down to some serious REPARATIONS talk then! (BTW, what is this "cultural hangover" you're referring to? Oops! I forgot! I shalt not ask for clarification from one JWC! )
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Re: College Republicans Offer White-Only Scholarship

Nmaginate ·
You would be glad to get on my last nerve! I asked you or said I was unsure of your position on Affirmative Action [the subject here and the common abbrevation on this site for it unless otherwise noted]. I don't recall a statement of yours on that. That which you were talking about here: "I thought you were sufficiently informed on my position on African America, and African Americans." I thought you could at least remember and follow what you have said...
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Re: Was Aristide Kidnapped.

MBM ·
It is rather unusual that Aristide appears to have spoken to the press in CAR but apparently did not mention the "kidnapping" at the hands of the Americans. March 1, 2004 Ousted Aristide Arrives in Africa, but Final Stop Is in Doubt By MICHAEL WINES OHANNESBURG, March 1 "” Newly arrived in the impoverished Central African Republic, Haiti's ex-president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, today assailed the rebels who ousted him from power on Sunday, saying that "in overthrowing me, they have chopped...
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Re: Destination: Benin, Africa. A trip to the Source

Afroman ·
Destination: Benin, Africa. Tradition and Modernity- Part II One of the things that hit me right away in Benin was the way tradition was intertwined with modernity. Walking down the streets of Cotonou, it's as ubiquitous to meet men and women draped in the traditional booboo as to see them wearing jeans, the ultimate western attire. This is of course a superficial example further biased by the implied definition of modernity, which I seem to associate with western culture. let's be careful...
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Re: Destination: Benin, Africa. A trip to the Source

Afroman ·
Destination: Benin, Africa. Tradition and Modernity- Part II One of the things that hit me right away in Benin was the way tradition was intertwined with modernity. Walking down the streets of Cotonou, it's as ubiquitous to meet men and women draped in the traditional booboo as to see them wearing jeans, the ultimate western attire. This is of course a superficial example further biased by the implied definition of modernity, which I seem to associate with western culture. let's be careful...
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Re: Racist tsunami song played on Hot97

Vox ·
I don't usually mind "garbage can" humor, but this was really over the top, because there weren't really any jokes. From the lyrics I've read, it was just a hateful song. This morning I listened to the station, and they announced that the morning crew has been suspended indefinitely. Good for them. These lyrics are horrible: ..All at once you could hear the screaming ch*nks and no one was safe from the wave there were africans drowning, little chinamen swept away you could hear god laughing,...
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Re: THE TRUTH OF THE HISTORICAL JESUS & THE MYTHICAL CHRIST

shebakoby ·
I will leave the explanation to the end paragraph quote. Good Character is pretty much a universal requirement in the world, because it makes the world run more smoothly in terms of human relations. However this does not address adequately why we have any problems keeping a good character. "Experience of the Divine" is a subjective concept. I am aware of "spirits" being out there, and the nature of these "spirits" has been revealed to me. Those that talk to humans and spread "another...
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Re: God the father, the son, the holy bigot

HeruStar ·
Let me tell you what my name means. True Kemetic prophets coined the Ausar/Auset story. They spoke of Jesus/Heru long before the Jews even knew that God existed. The star(direction) represents how the three wise men found Jesus/Heru. In the Metu, Heru is the 6th sphere in the tree of life, the only way to obtain this sphere is to live in the will of God. The only way to live is in the will of God (Jesus/Heru) and if we follow His direction (Star) we will find Christ.
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Re: God the father, the son, the holy bigot

Oshun Auset ·
You sound like some members of the Egptian Church of KRST that I know. But you use the term Christ and seem to think of the KRST concept as an external being rather than an internal concsiouseness...interesting. If you know the story of Heru(and therefore I am assuming you know of the 16 other crucified saviors/sacrificed bridegrooms) ... why are you still a X-tain literalist?...that is very odd.
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Re: God the father, the son, the holy bigot

HeruStar ·
In the African mind there are many colors. Each color represent a certain aspect of the tree of life (Spirit). There are many drums with many rhythms. In yoga (which the Africans created) there are many positions of the body and movements. ok... I'll get to the point Christianity is "My" foundation. I don't reject all religions because these represent different colors. God created the rainbow. You can't enjoy life without accepting life's many personalities. Sometimes I interject my opinion...
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Re: United Nation of Islam (U.N.O.I.)

Oshun Auset ·
Good point. I think that this is a legacy of colonial domination. Since forced assimilation to a colonizer's/enslavers/oppressors religion and culture happenned to us...many of us repeat this action towards each other when we think we have "found" or "have" the "one and only true way" ... Not realizing that truth is subjective and spirituality/religion is inherantly not a "one size fits all" kind of thing since all spiritual expressions develop out of specific cultures and specific...
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Re: Let's just talk EVIDENCE - MICHAEL JACKSON!

Michael ·
"*Lashid rolls eyes, ...and yawns* I see that we are not willing to just stick with discussing evidence ...Is it fair to ask if any of y'all actually even follow the trial, court documents, etc.? Yet, you are all so quick to speak on the case and give an instant "verdict"? ...Go back to doing your "investigation" through Access Hollywood! ...And I ALSO see that this "African-American" board is full of non-black posters... "Jacko"? ...A very non-black reference to Mr. Jackson, wouldn't you...
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Re: Jesus = God .... Huh?

HeruStar ·
These loaded questions are mixing concepts. I'll help you out and seperate the questions into single-answered concepts for you. What do Jesus being the "Word" of God mean to you? If your God is THE CREATOR (single-entity), how could Jesus be The Creator too? Why would a Soverign(single-entity) God(single-entity) require assistance in creating anything? To this I say, somebody was with God. 26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of...
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Re: Jesus = God .... Huh?

kresge ·
FYI- While theologically many Christians read this as a reference to the Trinity, scholars of the history of religions as well as most contemporary biblical scholars point to this as early Hebrew henotheism which eventually develops into a strict monotheism.
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Re: Of HERU-Star: Thinking "Synchronistically"

HeruStar ·
"Synchro...lol" I admit I'm always timid about explaining my synchretistic approach; however, if you don't like it, then Ima gon' brush my shoulders off. 'Muntu' is a Bantu word typically translated a 'man'. Yet as Jahn writes, "the concept of 'Muntu' embraces living and dead, ancestors and deified ancestors: gods." The Muntu philosophy is founded in the notions of Kintu, meaning thing, Hantu, meaning place and time and Kuntu, meaning modality. However as Jahn states, "The driving power,...
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Re: Of HERU-Star: Thinking "Synchronistically"

HeruStar ·
I don't know where this concept is derived from. It's not derived from my readings. The fall of man? When did man fall? Where did he land? Before you tell me what I'm "supposed" to be addressing (not playing your position at all) you need to be sure that I adhere to that erroneous concept. In my eyes man never fell anywhere. (<--thinks people debating about the "fall" of man, are digging in the wrong place) What you're "supposed" to be focusing on in that chapter/passage is "The Tree of...
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Re: Jesus = God .... Huh?

HeruStar ·
"By what authority" O.k. I tried several times to put my thoughts into words, on this subject. Oh my goodness. All I can give you is bits and pieces. I'm terribly sorry for such unprepared doctrine. Tree of Life = Jesus = Word = One with God or "As God" I use alot of scripture as the backdrop to this image in my mind. I guess I need to tighten up on my communication skills.
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Re: [Insert Witty Salutation Here]

Frenchy ·
LOL! My mother would lose her mind to see herself mentioned anywhere near the word "Rasta." I don't really know much about my family history. It's my mother's family that lives in the countryside and she likes to "forget" anything unflattering so she really doesn't ever talk about it and I'm not very close with my maternal grandparents. My father's parents died when he was young. His mother was Indian and his father a native Jamaican. That's pretty much the extent of what he knows about his...
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Re: African and Black American Relations: An African Perspective

James Wesley Chester ·
I think the 'common demoninator' is neither color, nor gender, and clearly cannot be religion with its multipicity for choice. I think the 'common demoninator' will be based in ancestral nationality. The specification of difference in the people springing from a common base will allow all the branches of the family tree to see each other clearly. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Ideal reparations.

IRONHORSE ·
Okay, Nmurinate, you want to play, you worthless, spineless, dickless, panty liner-wearing, sniveling, two-faced, talking out of both sides of your mouth, pseudo-intellectual, hard-headed, dim-witted, immature, shiftless, complacent, homosexual tendencies having, novelty store, Zulu warrior ass son of a bitch? Let's play. I tried to be nice and put and end to this worthless conversation but since you want to make this personal, I can do this, much better than your kente cloth diaper wearing...
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Re: Domestic Violence: Why Are We Abusing Each Other?

henry38 ·
There are Four stages to this kind of marriage. The first stage Boy meets Girl This can happen in a variety of ways. It can be the boy and girl meets as is done in the western society and fall in love. Another way is the parents meet a boy or a girl who they think would make a good mate to their son or daughter and asks their child if they could be interested in this person. There is NEVER a case where a prospective mate is forced on anyone. The second part is usually favored because there...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

Frenchy ·
This is when you would see a whole lot of people start considering themselves "Black." No taxes?? The Klan would disband overnight and start diggin through their family tree to find someone Black. Why 100 years? I can't get with that. Some people are in jail for a VERY good reason and I don't want to see them just turned loose overnight. A cash settlement would be completely out of the question if you intend to include this as one of your stipulations. We would very quickly be "relieved" of...
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Re: What influence would Malcolm X have had on world affairs had he lived?

Nmaginate ·
ADD to that and perhaps juxtapose this: Now, what Malcolm X saw as The BASIS OF EQUALITY, again, came from a different perspective. No doubt because his point of view was one of Respecting Our Humanity and HUMAN RIGHTS -- a concept that's broader than Civil Rights. "The common goal of... Afro-Americans is respect as human beings, the God-given right to be a human being. Our common goal is to obtain the human rights that America has been denying us. We can never get civil rights in America...
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Re: Revealed: the new scramble for Africa

EgbertSouse ·
Yeah! I agree! And don't forget to include the likes of Dresser Industries, Oryx Energy, Bayard, Sedco-Forex and all those honkey-owned companies providing drilling equipment and services to the Nigerians. And what if the equipment breaks down? Heck, no problem! Surely, some budding black inventor will figure out an alternative (non-white) method to extract the oil from the ground. Fitting hollowed-out kola nut tree trunks end to end with camel glue, stuffing them down the hole, and getting...
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Re: Revealed: the new scramble for Africa

Fagunwa ·
King of Pickled Pig. Must you always make these stupid comments? How old are you anyway? What do you know of Nigeria? You speak of the Philipines as paradise, for who? Certainly not the natives. Are you in the navy? Are you really a white man at all?
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Re: Kwanzaa... what does it mean to you?

Oshun Auset ·
Releigion has nothing to do with what land your ethnic group originated from...So yes, Pagan European/Whites are Europeans... Just like there are 'pagan' African/Blacks, East Indians, and people of all ethnic/racial groupings and categorizations....but of course Pagan Europeans aren't X-tain as you stated. Pagan Europeans suffer less from the 'confusion' we were speaking of... I know several...and can talk to them(pagan Europeans) with less of a problem on such issues even when compared to...
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Re: Senators insult African Americans

chilewillow ·
Now, I just want to clear-up just a tiny misunderstanding on those earlier posts about all these white boys being lynched. Because, you see... the white man, he doesn't get lynched. He gets hanged. Now, there's a BIG difference you might not see. Because in most cases, 9 times out of 10, the white man's usually done something really nasty to get himself hung. I know, I know... it's not a pretty picture, but he's usually murdered a whole bunch of people, or he's robbed a bunch of banks,...
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Re: God and Creation

kresge ·
No, I am not a follower of hermeticism. I am also unfamiliar with GAOTU. What I was trying to do above was make a distinction between pantheism and panentheism. As I understand it, pantheism and monism basically says that only one thing truly exists. Everything that we perceive to be separate, discrete, etc. is not really so. Therefore, in some real sense, I am god, the table is god, etc. Panentheism suggests that God is in everything, as the only necessary, noncontigent one, "the ground of...
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Re: How many men here like to cook?

FireFly ·
It's good you're getting into the herbs and spices - one of the great things about living 'here' is our diversity in climate and culture. Because Australia is so 'close' to Asia, you can buy almost any kind of Asian tropical fruit or vegetable, and the hot areas allow lots of herbs and spice plants to grow here. I know a fair bit about spices because I use them to replace salt in my diet. I was truly excited to visit (pre-Ivan ) Grenada and go walk through both the Nutmeg 'factory' with its...
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Re: Why White People Are Afraid

Fine ·
This exerpt chroniclizes 'one' white man who "supposedly" grew a conscious. The modern white man will never give up an iota of his vise-grip on civilization to the black man...cause the apple falls not far from the tree--they still retain the ["sakhu"/psyche is corrupt Greek word] of their forefathers. IMHO, paranoia mixed with racism is a more suitable synonym for their mental illness.
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Re: Personality Test

kresge ·
Your Type is INTP Introverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving Strength of the preferences % 100 88 75 33 Qualitative analysis of your type formula You are: * very expressed introvert * very expressed intuitive personality * distinctively expressed thinking personality * moderately expressed perceiving personality The Portrait of the Architect Rational (iNTp) RATIONAL ARTISAN IDEALIST GUARDIAN Copyrighted © 1996-2005 Prometheus Nemesis Book Company Of the four aspects of strategic analysis and...
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Re: Sherdavia Jenkins & The AMERICAN PROBLEM

James Wesley Chester ·
I have always been proud of the writings by Leonard Pitts, Jr. Usually, he is on point. I think he is 'driving the nail' in this piece, with those quotes. My 'pride' stems from growing up across the street from...and with...a Pitts family. The oldest son was George Eddie (Zett) who became a reporter for the Pittsburgh Courier in the 50s. I like to believe Leonard Pitts, Jr. 'sprang' from that tree. The youngest son, Ernest (Snooze), was a very good-nature, and stylish end in high school who...
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Re: Larry Elder: Black anti-semitism

Oshun Auset ·
Larry Elder is a patsy for international finance capital and imperialism. Anywhere else in the world condemnation for the imperialist occupation of Palestine is not considered an 'anti-Jewish' sentiment. Israel recieves 1/3 of U.S. foreign aid because it is the American imperialist outpost in the Middle East, ready to do it's dirty work(fighting Syrian funded Hezbollah in Lebenon, which will be the excuse the U.S. needed to invade Syria, if Israel doesn't do it for them). Hence anything said...
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Re: Chocolate City?

Fine ·
Whites know better, they choose to always see the negative as a blind disclaimer to the guilt that was ushered in by their ancestors. {i.e. the fruit does not fall very far from the tree.} However, that blind statement about Katrina as GOD's wrath is so off target. It just amazes me how stupid Nagin is. This blackop exercise was planned for years by the gub'ment and triggers by an environmental weapon of choice. But then how could it ever be expected that Nagins' eyes be open he is from the...
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Re: Hair Help

msprettygirl ·
Thanks girl for reminding about that site, I had forgotten all about it-I use to be a heavy member and even paid for a membership but then my computer crashed and i didn't have the funds to replace it for a long time so i forgot about the site by the time i bought a new computer. I'm going to check it out. oh back on topic i use a great leave in conditioner its Tea Tree Oil conditioner which is a generic (yeah i use generic from time to time-I know i can't be the only one ) brand. It...
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Re: 20Q with Oshun Auset

Fabulous ·
First let me say -- you, Oshun Auset, are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I don't know why, but I've always pictured you as an older woman. . .hmmmmmm. Talk about way off base. LOL. Anyway, I have a question to the following Q & A: 2) The thing that really makes me most happy in life now is . . . music, it's always been the thing that makes me the most happy. Fab: What type of music do you listen to?
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Re: I have a question!

AudioGuy ·
We, in my opinion, are more vulnerable because we insist on assimilating into the "larger society"... When you assimilate, you lose your own identity... most other cultures that I know of tend to maintain some semblence(sp?) of what makes them who they are... all while integrating - not assimilating... We do not educate our children outside of the "standard" educational model so that they can learn about our history before being dragged to this country against our will and enslaved... By and...
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