Tagged With "Children's Book"

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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

Oshun Auset ·
Anytime. Sounds like a good book.
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia

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

Diamond ·
IMHO A little fear is good!! I had a experience when I was working and taking classes at the near-by university. I decided to walk several blocks from work to the unversity to buy books early for my upcoming classes. If you ever taken college classes you know what the book store line is like on the first day of classes! Well, as I was walking I notice this young black man walking a half a block behind. He was dressed in orange jean jacket and orange baggie pants to match. He was gaining on...
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Re: Should Black People...

AudioGuy ·
Is there a correlation between "fear being good" and your bookstore experience? It would seem to me that your fear was unwarranted... based on the story...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

MidLifeMan ·
Silly Question but what does this mean and why? 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 sounds a little like the phrase "I'll date a man with potential". I HATE that phrase. To me the person is saying, "I really don't accept you as you are but will if you become what I think you can become". Maybe that's why families and children are such a mess these days. Everyone feels that they have to "be" somebody. If...
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Re: BLACK PEOPLE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

FireFly ·
FYI... in the above book, it names Olaudah Equiano's (real name, but known as Gustavus Vassa) autobiography as the first 'bestseller' ever published by a black writer. I'm assuming they meant in Britain, at that time??
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Re: Sistah Souljah

Fine ·
msprettygirl--Take the trip. It is a wonderful adventure. I plan to read the book again to see if I missed anything the first time. Sistah Souljah is a true warrior...!
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Guest ·
Here we go again folks. KEVIN - Can you tell me WHO ON THIS BOARD has the qualifications to "TEACH YOU SCHIT"? I know that you are intellectually SUPERIOR to most of us. The fact that you have been bestowed a the certification of "doctorate" by the American education which attempts to certify the KNOWLEDGE and LEARNING that a person acquires. We all know that a Black man, having not finished high school and never gone to college - COULD GO TO THE LIBRARY FOR YEARS AND YEARS (as I see some...
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Re: Sistah Souljah

powerflower ·
I read the Coldest Winter Ever and didn't find it as profound as a lot of people make it out to be. It is an interesting read and Souljah makes some good points that promote interesting discussion, but before I read the book it was presented to me like: "Gurl, you have to read this. This is the best book I ever read. This book is deep. I think it should be required reading for all young Black women." Maybe it's just that I heard too much of the hype before actually reading the book and that...
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Re: The name of our moon?

FireFly ·
I just scanned through your list. I'm more interested in the non-fiction list, some classics, and some interesting new ones to follow up thanks. I had to buy a(nother) darn bookcase a few weeks back to fit all 2005's book purchases in and it's full already. I'm sure this will create protest but when it comes to sci-fi, I can't go past the film Existenz. .
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

Ms_secondhalf ·
Look at porn and prostitution? I'd say that supply follow demand. If men didn't look at women as if their sexual organs were made out of gold, women wouldn't have anything to 'sell', now would they?
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Re: Should Black People...

Diamond ·
QUOTE]Originally posted by AudioGuy: Is there a correlation between "fear being good" and your bookstore experience? It would seem to me that your fear was unwarranted... based on the story...[/QUOTE] A little fear makes you aware of your surroundings when walking. I thought the young man was a THUG out to snatch my purse or an out-patient from the near-by asylum out to do me harm. Only to discover, the young man was doing what I was doing, continuing his education and buying books for class.
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Re: BLACK PEOPLE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

FireFly ·
Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780) (excerpts only) From African Slave to Composer & Author Born on a Slave Ship Near Guinea, West Africa Ignatius Sancho was one of the few Africans in 18th-century England to become a member of the middle class, highly literate and an amateur musician and composer. Birth Ignatius Sancho was born in 1729 on a British slave ship near Guinea, West Africa, enroute to the Spanish West Indies. He was orphaned in infancy. Ignatius Sancho: An African Man of Letters is a...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Question: Is depreciation based on "market value at the time" because if so it could be like an old mint baseball card that increases even thought "naturally" it is decressing. If they stop making computers for a year and you got the latest line before the stoppage and you wish to resell it on the market wouldn't you get an appreciation on it even though its "naturally" depreciating.
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
HB, Yes, the northern abolitionist movement included people who were not Christians, but that really is beside the point. Wiliam Wilberforce in England was a Christian who almost a hundred years before the American Civil War spearheaded the British abolitionist movement. Christians here were encouraged by his success and worked very hard to abolish slavery all through the country. It's what led to our Civil War, you'll remember. They worked with many who were not Christian, but they worked...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
I don't believe it should or shouldn't talk any way in particular. I have * no * belief * whatsoever * in the authority of this book - which was written for sheep herders by sheepherders millenia ago. And no. I will not waste any more of my time rereading this drivel. My only point was that it doesn't say what YOU want it to say.
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
I've had all the experience I need. Anyone who needs to go running to an ancient book, fine-parsing every single line, to tell them what to think about any given issue is a simpleton. I find that distasteful. If the shoe fits wear it.
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
Well, that's interesting: You wrote, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I don't believe it should or shouldn't talk any way in particular. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ But that's been your whole argument: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Let's put it this way: St. Paul didn't have problems strongly condemning a lot of other things. NOW DID HE? What in the Bible forbids the owning of slaves? He could command if only he wanted But he NEVER says it anywhere ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You demand...
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Re: Some sobering statistics on poverty

Pace Tua ·
Unfortunately, these numbers and what they mean have become "normalized", in the sense put forward by Edward Herman in his book "Triumph of the Market". It can only be so, as capitalism panders to the uncontrolled greed and self-interest of the few. These statistics have to be accepted, normalized or else people would realize something is wrong and this is a threat to capitalist culture. And there is a method to all this as well. One of the cornerstones is to promote the banality of evil.
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Re: DNA Used to Trace African Lineage...

MidLifeMan ·
I didn't finish his book, "Civilization or Barbarism"... but love what i did read. This may turn into something very interesting and divisive. I saw someone on a talk show who used this DNA type testing and found that eventhough he "looked" AFRICAN American his DNA said he was white.
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Re: Vouchers ???

Isome ·
John Stossel has been a right wing shill for as long as he's been a part of 20/20. NOT showing both sides of the story is his modus operandi. excerpted from the book Banana Republicans How the Right Wing Is Turning America into a One-Party State by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin, 2004 The career of John Stossel on ABC's 20/20 offers another example of the way the echo chamber works to place conservative ideas into the mainstream media, while hiding the interests of...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My take on Part One:...in bold When elementary school teacher Patti Hairston picked up Monday's edition of the St. Petersburg Times, she braced herself. "I knew there would be negative things said about black women by black men," she said. very interesting, esp. since the writer of the original article was merely seeking the 'other side' of the Essence article. Lori Chung, 28, associate TV news producer, single, Brooklyn Personally, I don't feel the love from black men to black women and...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

umbrarchist ·
I agree with all four somewhere between 70 and 90%. There are probably things Whites could do but they wouldn't if they had the brains to figure them out so it doesn't matter. The next thing is the education business. What exactly is meant by education and how is it done? I defined it as the acquisition of relevant knowledge on another site and linked to it from here but I haven't seen any comments. I payed Whitey $4400 for two years of Electrical Engineering in the early 70s. I didn't get a...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Empty Purnata ·
I'm not referring to him you goddamned idiot, I was referring to you. It matters not whether or not your religion or your interpretation of a holy book agrees with the concept of Gay Marriage. What matters is what the Constitution says. What about Seperation of Church and State? The First Amendment.
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Huey ·
Just curious, but did MSNBC actually misspelled Niger Innis's name on purpose/or by accident, or is that Photoshop?
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Re: Cathy Freeman goes bush...

FireFly ·
I found this story about the making of the series. Freeman and Mailman go bush Issue 95 By Erin McWhirter, TV Writer NATIONAL, Jan 19, 2005: It takes a lot to make Olympic gold medallist Catherine Freeman cry. Throughout her life the sports star has been through the devastation of losing big races and other personal dramas, but she rarely cries. However, a recent road trip with actress and pal Deborah Mailman changed all that. In an instant, the city slickers who spent seven weeks travelling...
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

Rowe ·
Sister Marimba Ani (1994), speaking on the collective hypocrisy exhibited by Europeans in Chapter one of her book Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Thought and Behavior believes hypocrisy is a "way of life" for Europeans. She would undoubtedly agree with the explanations you and Brother Nayo have provided. Hypocrisy as a Way of Life Marimba Ani Within the nature of European culture there exists a statement of value or of "moral" behavior that has no meaning for the members of...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Opey ·
I don't want someone to agree with me. I want a PERSON who will challenge my position. In this way, we will arrive at TRUTH together. ___ We can train ourselves to take each other's ideas, beliefs, and understandings seriously. The rule is to stay focused, calm and pay attention. Communicate and discuss, rather than yell and proclaim. If anxiety, about needing to be right, becomes the primary concern, one becomes entrenched in one's own position, Which may not be the truth. If one gets...
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Re: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

Black Viking ·
No kidding! Were they expecting a different result this time? I thought these to words were synonymus in a cops mind. More synonyms. OK Johnson, explain how one of these is somehow worse than the other. There is a reason why we have such a hard time listening to these double speaking politicians, it's because they say crap like this. He won't "apologize", but he has "expressed regret"? If this is even remotely true, how did he get himself into this mess in the first place? What Police...
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Re: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

sunnubian ·
I'm sure there is a 'black book' of this sort keeping tabs on ALL black police officers in every city in every state in America; There really should be a 'black book' kept on all police in every city in every state in America by American citizens, African American citizens in particular.
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Re: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

James Wesley Chester ·
There really should be a 'black book' kept on all police in every city in every state in America by American citizens, African American citizens in particular---sunnubian That's the book I envision. I would show a lot of good, and a lot of bad. The bad would wither in the exposure. The good would be nourished. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
While in college, I was a librarian, technically a book shelver at the University of Georgia. Is that humble enough of a start?
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Re: Ray J Reveals Gang Past

Huey ·
That's exactly what I thought. How in the hell you're a gangbanger and your sister making records? Man, put a belt around your pants, pull 'em up, and read a book.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Huey, you were at UGA? So was I....
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

TruEssence ·
My book of poems it has all my poems that I have written over the years. All of my poems hold speical significance in my life. Which book would you save art_gurl?
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

FireFly ·
that's a tough one! I love books and I tend to keep them because they become part of me and where I've journeyed. Depending on which room I'm in, it would be between a copy of The Happy Prince , by Oscar Wilde, that my aunty gave me as a child - precious stories and precious gift from someone very special. Or, Native Nations, by Edward S. Curtin. To cut a long story short, he was a photographer in the 1800s and set about compiling a 12 volume set of books detailing and recording...
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Re: Jamie Foxx Music Special Controversy on NBC

Norland ·
This is old news, now. I love Jamie. First CD I've had with a DVD on the back. I love "Unpredictable". I have his special taped and saw it too. Any man who has that much love for his grandmother is A-OK in my book. I'll spare you the details, but some of you know.
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

ronin10 ·
I could always buy another copy of a particular book. So... um... I guess my family history book...but I would already have it backed up on a disk or stored online... hmmm.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
When did you graduate? I finished at Fall (Dec.) 1993.
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

Frenchy ·
The World According to Garp by John Irving Quirky plot, great writing (and even better writing about the process of writing), and the first time I've read a male author who so completely understands the boundaries/joys of being an unconventional woman. I think I was 15 when I first read it and it was such a fresh departure from the Madame Bovary -type books I was reading in class. I actually cried when I finished it, not because it ended sadly, but because I didn't want it to end. And with a...
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

SistahSouljah ·
My Qur'an. Ha ha. No but I'd take "Weep No More My Lady" by Mary Higgins Clark because it was the very first MHC book that I had ever read. My nana gave it to me and it turned Mary into my favorite author. It's another way to hold my deceased grandma forever close to me. She loved books too.
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

xxGAMBITxx ·
"The Autobiography of Fredrick Douglass" That book has lead me down the right path more than once...........
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Re: Unholy Strictures?

HonestBrother ·
The title is "Unholy Stric tures". I think the reference is to the fact that the author of this article believes the requirement that a religious scripture be read as one would read a science book or a encyclopedia to be contrary to an older more authentic tradition of understanding religious texts. The requirement is an "unholy stricture" on how these texts are to be understood and appreciated.
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Re: Unholy Strictures?

kresge ·
Yep, and that applies to all sacred text, whether it be the Hebrew Bible, the Greek New Testament, the Quran, the Gita, or Vedas.
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Re: Sistah Souljah

TruEssence ·
I read the book "Coldest Winter Ever" a few years ago it was a great read. I think some young sistahs need to read that book. There is definitely a message about what not to do. I heard some great reviews about "No disrespect" I am going to put it on booklist.
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Pace Tua ·
I think it is far more truthful to include the full statements, not just a few words, MBM. By quoting just these words, meaning has been lost. "The loving eyes of God look on the human being, considered full and complete at its beginning", and the "loving gaze of God's eyes already rest upon" the tiny, "shapeless" embryo." In addition, you neglected to mention that Benedict was commenting on the meaning of Palm 139. "Thou didst see my limbs unformed in the womb, and in thy book they are all...
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Faheem ·
This article only solidifies in my mind how far ahead of the curve Jawanza Kunjufu really is. He has stated everything in this article but stated it much better in more relevant terminology as well. I just got his latest book this week entitled, Hip Hop Street Curriculum , this book is like a work book, I have only glanced through it so far but this weekend I should get a chance to read it. Here is a summary of the book... Refuting the myths that black youth are unable to excel at academics...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Valley Traditional High School is in the middle of a racial controversy. A teacher used a racial epithet towards a student. The word is only six letters long but the impact is far reaching. We do want to warn you that some of the language in this story is strong and may offend some people, but since this story is not just about the "n" word it's also about the pronunciation, we've decided to leave it in the story for you to decide. Murphy: "What did he say to you specifically?" Chavers: "Sit...
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Rowe ·
Granted Kunjufu should be credited for making education more accesible to Black students and helping us to better understand the academic and social needs of Black students; however, Claude Steele, trained as a social psychologist, is interested in investigating the ways in which racism and stereotypes, particularly the stereotype that says "Blacks are intellectually inferior" has influenced Black students' attitudes toward education and their competence as students. This fall, I attended a...
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Rowe ·
I've only given a brief description of Dr. Steele's research. His research is much more complex than what's been discussed here. However, keep in mind that Dr. Steeele is a social psychologist. His work has been heavily influenced by scholars such as Kenneth Clarke, Jonathan Kozol, Amin Maalouf, and Daryl Scott, author of Contempt and Pity (1997). He has also co-written a book with Dr. Asa Hillard entitled Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African American Students...
 
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