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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Guest ·
Of course I expect MBM to follow up with a reply to the effect that "I am right" that Black people are savages or thugs or something foolish such as this. To the people of Washington DC who have defended Marion Barry, seeing him as a victim of a conspiracy by Whites who don't want him in power, working on behalf of the poor in DC this must be tantamount to Rosa Parks getting robbed in her home despite asking the thug "Do you know who I am" and he not caring . Things are NOT going to change...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Noah The African ·
So...will things change as a result of your strategy....which is: 1) Blame everything on black liberals 2) Ignore incidents of police brutality and racism against blacks 3) Lobbying to increase the number of blacks who don't vote democratic. 4) Ignoring that the present is the summation and creation of the past. 5) being an UNCLE TOM or a white man pretending to be black how does that strategy HELP?
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
I would conclude that many young black women make very poor dating choices early in their dating lives. It seems, like Dr Audrey Chapman*******[link below with highlighted quote] has concluded, that many black women are looking to be a savior in their quest to attempt to try to change a bad boy into a good man..as oppose to starting out with a good man and building from there. She [Dr. Chapman]feels that black women would like to feel that their love can change people...only later to...
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Empty Purnata ·
Kanye West claimed during Hurricane Katrina that "George Bush doesn't care about Black people." Kanye West was half-right. Bush doesn't care about Black people, but he doesn't care about non-rich White either, that's what alot of people seem to be missing. In fact, the whole Republican Party is geared towards rich-White business-owners, managers and the wealthy, elite capital class. They only pander to working-class Whites becuase they know working-class Whites make up a major voting bloc of...
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Re: Sistah Souljah

Fine ·
Does anyone remember: "The Sistah Souljah Moment?" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_Souljah_moment http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Sister-Souljah-moment http://www.nationalreview.com/kerry/kerry200406300804.asp Bill Clinton all but tried to politically assassinate Sistah Souljah--and the substitute leaders [i.e. Jessie Jackson] said nothing!
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12, 2006 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) sought bribes, jobs for his children and other favors for providing political support to a company setting up Internet service in Nigeria, according to a former aide's guilty plea, entered Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. In an alleged conspiracy,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
...the legacy of AA, Social Welfare, our disgraceful elected representatives, and/or that no good Black middleclass who praise them. .....and pat yourself on the back if you've distanced yourself from that inept, sleazy, worthless no good Black middleclass..... ********************************** "Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12,...
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

HonestBrother ·
Maybe Constructive Feedback knows this guy?
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Nmaginate ·
Here's the thread containing that piece [[[ ... <> ... ]]]
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: SISTA'S PLEASE READ:

Texas Star ·
Here is my regime: I keep my hair in corn rows for 4 weeks at a time. I have a corporate job, so I just go to the hair store and buy a wig and throw it on top of my braids. I chose this b/c I don't want to add fake hair to my braids, because I read that fake braid hair can cause your real hair to become damaged by cutting the folicles. I don't know if thats true, but I don't want to risk it. And I look really cute with my wig(s) : ) I wash my hair WHILE braided, and sponge dry. I can't wash...
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Re: Fasting

Rowe ·
Sister Nubian, thank you for the information about the fasting process. I also wanted to add to your statement that if one were to ball up his or her fist, your stomach is about the size of that. So before eating each morning, the stomach has to be flushed before eating by drinking water. In fact, that is what you are doing when you eat Breakfast each morning, you are breaking a fast of not eating for eight hours. Too often, people start the day by overloading the stomach with heavy foods...
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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: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Black Viking ·
Don't run in that direction too fast HB. You'll get this same kind of crap from white women. Trust me! From the lightest vanilla to the darkest chocolate, they're still women . They'll always be women, just like we'll always be men. I'm guessing the answer is to de-code all of this language. But, no matter how many times I read back over this thread, I just can't pinpoint the moment when we all stopped speaking and hearing English. But one thing is certain. When ever that was, that's when it...
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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: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Nmaginate ·
(*whisper*__________ BULLSHIT!!! __________ *whisper*) Dude, new material. That shit is so worn out. There you go PROJECTING again. Every challenge to the RHETORIC and paper-thin "principles" you espouse results in your PUNKING OUT!! Whether you're used to be challenged or not is not the issue. One thing is for sure, you never met the challenge. You prefer to RUN, wiggle, WEASEL, obfuscate, DIVE INTO SOME DIVERSIONARY Rat Hole... anything but actually met the challenges to your weak ass,...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

kresge ·
What the ....? According to the link you provided, we are supposed to come up with a state of the union address without using the following words:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
You know, I didn't go to the link. But what we have here, I think, is a tongue in cheek, kinda thing. The prohibited words make up the essence of everything Bush. And the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address should be the prohibited list with conjections and connectors inserted, where appropriate.
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

MidLifeMan ·
My opinion on this topic and the related issue of abortion is similar to how Thurgood Marshall looked at capital punishment. If we can not say that we will always be certain that ONLY the guilty are put to death, capital punishment has to great of a legal and moral risk – the death of the innocent. I've read from the "scientific" community various opinions on when a fetus is actual "alive" or a "complete human being". And I found that they are NOT in agreement. With that in mind, it is too...
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

MBM ·
Respectfully, personally, I could care less about the Catholic Church as it relates to this issue. My interest in it and the pope are limited to the words that we're discussing. I am not attacking or even questioning Catholic dogma or personalities here. I just thought that the quote was provocative and wanted to hear what other folks thought about it. To clarify - we're talking about human beings. Although humans may have life before and after their Earthly experience, that's all we're...
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

MBM ·
Someone earlier in the thread talked about understanding the full context of a quote. That's great advice. PT - the point is that we weren't discussing souls or spirits or life before birth or after death. The realm of discussion was human beings. Clear? Futile? If other human beings make these kind of judgments why can't we offer our thoughts about it? Why are you so afraid of this issue? Is it the religous aspect or are you just that uncomfortable with moral/ethical questions? To reiterate...
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Re: Kanye The Instigator

Yemaya ·
Let me put it out here like this, if Kanye a brother who grew up in the suburbs, had college educated parents, went to a good school and had a generally good upbringing, how do you think the MASSES of us feel about Katrina and some of the other nonsense going on in this country?? He's not the only one who holds his opinions.
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Pace Tua ·
It would be nice if you would clarity the double meaning of these combined sentences. What all are we discussing at the moment; Earthly experience or humans, which is it? I shouldn't have to comment upon the results of those "judgments" or define their futility. My fear is not of the issue, but of the reasons they were presented. Pleeeze! Save the condescension for a later time.
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

MidLifeMan ·
My comments were more directed to what OTHERS said about the Catholic church...I didn't put you in that group to be honest. So we are limited to YOUR view of what makes a human? The question you asked was about the popes view about the embryo ...from your response I don't see how anyone can discuss this...I mean...we are talking about an embryo..which some have deemed shapeless and therefore not alive/human. Or maybe they say the "shapeless mass" that is not alive is human but dead? Are we...
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Re: Kanye The Instigator

FireFly ·
I like this guy coz he is 'doing his job' as a member of society - by questioning it. the world needs more people like this asking questions... to prompt others to provide some answers and alternatives.
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Re: Booty sex - WOMEN ?

Max ·
Much to my surprise, I like to give booty sex with my tongue. It started with this woman - I had a 'heat of the moment' type thing. She would joke with me sayin: "kiss my ass"; so, one day, I decided to do it. She had this tight round ass. I loved gently caressing her soft tush with my warm, moist lips; and her moaning suggests she enjoyed it, too. She liked it so much, it had gotten to a point where she would just stick her ass in my face; so, I'd kiss, caress, and slowly run the tip of my...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Kevin41 ·
I wonder if CF is his son or little brother? I wonder if my spam alert disconnected the program that we thought was self-hater#1..I haven't seen a post od his...and do not get me wrong...I do not miss his azz........at all...... read this bullschit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The (Blue) State Of The Union Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern...
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Re: World Press Photo of the Year Award

FireFly ·
Other finalists included American photographer Michael Appleton, New York Daily News, who covered the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Link to more awarding winning pics: http://www.bbc.co.uk .
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Re: World Press Photo of the Year Award

TruEssence ·
I really love the last pic with the little boy helping his father. Beautiful moment captured! I have always love black and white pics too. Thanks for sharing art_gurl.
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

EbonyRose ·
Wow ... y'all are really scaring me here Although I have no personal family experiences like what has been written here (my family is very much a "It's your thing, do what you want to do" type and my mom (was) and my sister (is) the hardcore "spiritualists" of the family, but the religion is not Christian ... although the same zealousness to convert is ever present! ) So, Rowe, I do sympathize with you, but I cannot offer you much assistance with your dilemma. However, I did have such a...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
Thanks for sharing your experience! But an even more powerful question that you could have posed to this deadhead is why does she think Christianity is the only legitimate religon in existence?
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Re: CP Time

Rowe ·
I don't feel much like getting into a scholarly discussion about this right now, but John S. Mbiti, author of African Religions and Philosophy has a chapter in his book about African conceptions of time and space. Paraphrasing, he talks about how traditionally, African people live "in the moment." Unlike Europeans, who are incredibly time-conscious and time-obsessed, Black people will not restrict ourselves to oppressive time schedules. Our culture and the way we do things are much different...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
Thanks for replying. There's too much for me to respond to for now. For the moment I would like to comment briefly: what do you see is its world view? So I can understand what you disagree with. I don't see anyone as being suitably qualified to judge or classify whether art is right or wrong. More you agree or disagree. That you have a reaction to it - of any kind - is good. All art provokes a reaction. I would disagree however with the bolded part of your statement above. Perhaps the world...
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Re: CP Time

Khalliqa ·
Aaaaahhh Mbiti.... I have read his book [i]African Religions and Philosophy thoroughly..... Time--- When you operate on "time" to achieve this one must be able to plan.... to plan one must be able to have enough past information and future assessment to be able to accurately estimate a time of arrival.... one must also be able to be disciplined enough which entails much prioritizing of responsibility to execute their plan of arrival..... On the other hand.... constricted time frames do not...
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Re: CP Time

Khalliqa ·
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Maybe you ought to think about your futile attempts at logic before you publish it. Obviously, the meaning "in that conversation" has everything to do with how the "meaning" was received by the student. No matter how the student used the word, the meaning when thrown back at the student, given the way English works, need not be the same. And clearly the student didn't perceive or conceive or receive it as the same. So, again, think before you throw soft-balls of illogic around. Obviously...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Vox ·
In my experience, Rowe, there are two types of fundies. There are those who have a deep reverence for God and the church, but who can put things in perspective, and then there are those like your sister. Those like your sister, in my experience, tend to be quite new to it, and their passions tend to dwindle over time. Like what the others here have said, this is a journey she'll have to let play out. Nothing, and no one, can break them out of it before it's time. I've never known whether...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

HonestBrother ·
Adding to what Kresge and Vox are saying, I'll offer that I went through my own fundie period as a teen. At first my enthusiasm was boundless but then I began asking questions - being myself that is - and my moment of cognitive dissonance was the realization that the people in the religious circles I frequented placed very low value on reading books that weren't religious - even then they had to be Christian books expressing a VERY specific point of view. It wasn't forbidden just not...
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Re: World Press Photo of the Year Award

HonestBrother ·
OH YES! I most certainly did look at them. I was JEALOUS I wasn't behind the camera I was really impressed by the little boy dressing his handless father. THAT is unforgetable. And you see the intensity of the gaze between them. What are they thinking? Does the man feel humiliated or resentful being that helpless? Is the boy intimidated? These photos demonstrate the old adage that in order to get the picture you have to be there. You have to be there. At the exact moment. Pictures like these...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
Thank you for providing such an insightful response.
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Okay, let's see you do some street-corner comedy doing the same thing. But, as I have to tell people coming from lame angles like yours pretty often... you SELF-FUCKED (i.e. CONTRADICTED yourself). Here you are betraying what you said before in order for your CIRCULAR REASONING to work. You said: Put simply... whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be, that's what the word means in that conversation. To which I countered: Obviously, the meaning...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
JACO! The whole point here is that YOU GETS NOWHERE WITH YOUR FAULTY LOGIC, idiotic Circular Reasoning and Anal ABSTRACTIONS! First, foremost and ALWAYS... THE TEACHER'S INTENT IS IRRELEVANT! INTENT defines nor determines NOTHING! INTENT is not the End All, Be All of anything. As the saying goes, The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions. The Teacher's INTENT is IRRELEVANT because: Put simply... whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be,...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
ok Herustar... I'm not sure if this is agreement, your call, I would agree that SOME art is INFLUENTIAL. Not all art is. Is that close enough ? And defining the influence it has is very slippery ground. Influnece of ... style, substance, colour, by imitation, technique, and to what degree....etc. OK... here's what I've come up with so far... feel free to add, argue, comment. It's by no means definitive, and I'll probably add on to it. Role of the Artist: - to question themselves, society or...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

bigddouble ·
I hear you virtue (and I've always heard qty226 too) - color complex is quite the issue. Teenage socialization is always a landmine-filled terrain. In one way or another, we all have issues to sort out. For me, I was always considered "too brainy". For someone that doesn't know your issues, the defense response seems like an unjustified lash out. Know that with time & personal effort, things get better. Not because others change, but because you become comfortable with who you are. When...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Yemaya ·
MBM, how many times have you asked this question?? I know that in the past you've asked and obviously recieved no response. The silence speaks for itself. If someone has a platform, political, ideological or whatsoever to stand on concerning this topic that might remotely consist of a response, I wish that they would speak up! This question has lingered on the board for about a year now and not one response has been given. Just let me step on my soap box for a moment MBM. I think that the...
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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: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

FireFly ·
I'm not sure if I'm reading you right. If I've misinterpreted what you've said Virtue pls set me straight... but are you saying a thug is the only (black) man who has 'created his own world'? IMHO, being a thug is a cop-out. Not original, certinly not unique, not individual and quite one-dimentional and self-centred. Whatever world we live in, everyone creates their own reality - reality is every conscious moment and how people choose to act in that moment. A man with self-respect and...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Yes... your description of a thug is mine also.... I tried to portray the sentiment of those I know as best I could.... What I presented wasn't a justification.... It was a perspective..... It also wasn't scientific..... It was simply another experience.... One may not like it...... but it exists and gives one another window into another mindset..... I described it the way that I did because among women that I know they can't really express what they're feeling..... but it comes out in bits...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Hmmmm... sticking their finger? I might not describe quite like that.... more along the lines of Thugs retaining a measure of their "manhood".... that has tried to be stripped away by this society... Sometimes... Not always... They would say giving in to this society is much more damaging to their sense of self worth.... they would rather work with their brother who is a thug and is a man... than work with the people who enslaved us or those trying to fit in well with those that subjugate...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

thayfen ·
I understand where Detroit1 is coming from...I live in Detroit, and the situation is a bit different than in other regions of the U.S. Yes, there are SOME Black Women who make bad choices in their relationships and lives. As there are Black men who do the same...I grew up in a negative environment, and had to contend with the "negative-types". Over the years, I've actually helped about twenty of these people (fifteen male, five female) to get their stuff together. There were certain truths...
 
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