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Re: What are you listening to right now?

TruEssence ·
You Haven't Done Nothing - Stevie Wonder (feat. Jackson 5) Doo doo wop - hey hey hey Doo doo wop - wow wow wow Doo doo wop - co co co Doo doo wop - naw naw naw Doo doo wop - bum bum bum Doo doo wop
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Re: Who is the BEST African American Actor?

MBM ·
I was about say, 'WHAT????' No one has mentioned Samuel L. Jackson. He has to be in the top few (4 or 5); at least, based on sheer volume alone. Morgan Freeman Denzel Washington Samuel L. Jackson Lawrence Fishburne Don Cheadle Terence Wright And...that's just for starters. And...that's ASSuming that 'actor' means males only!! And they say nothing has changed. I remember when the choices would have been Willie Best, Step 'n Fetchit, Rochester, Lena Horne, Paul Robeson, Dorothy Dandridge,...
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Re: II. Establishing A System of Public Education In Which All Children Achieve At High Levels And Reach Their Full Potential

MBM ·
Edmund W. Gordon makes good points, but I think that he must consider embracing some more "practical aproaches" at the grassroots level. He speaks of a "national effort at affirmative development of academic ability" -- in black and other underrepresented populations among high achievers. There is no evidence that such a national effort has any hope of broad-based support. The most visible effort is highly publicized resistance to affirmative action of any sort. What is needed is creative...
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

MBM ·
I'm back. ] As a result of Section 4(a) of that law, We do not, and cannot, have control of our own vote, neither individually nor a people. The people who claim to be 'the leadership' for Americans of unknown African ancestry initiated a petition to continue the law as is...for us. In that petition they articulate the reason being that to do otherwise, i.e. petition for equal treatment, would cause Congress to challenge the constitutionality of such a request. This is a request for equal...
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Re: What Ever Happened To...

AudioGuy ·
For Release: August 18, 2003 Marketers of Copa Hair System Agree to Settle FTC Charges GoodTimes Entertainment to Pay $100,000 in Civil Penalties and $200,000 in Consumer Redress GoodTimes Entertainment Limited (GoodTimes) and GT Merchandising & Licensing Corporation (GTM&L), direct marketers headquartered in New York City, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they made unsubstantiated claims for the "Copa Hair System" (Copa), and placed unauthorized charges on...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

TruEssence ·
Michael Jackson "Thriller" *slow day at work *
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Re: The Juice...

Nykkii ·
9.16 juice SISQO DONE LOST HIS DAMN MIND! R&B singer shoots neighbor's car, say cops. (Sep. 16, 2003) *We know that Dru Hill has been going through a luke warm period as far as their material is concerned, but that ain't no reason for Sisqó to be actin' like he lost his got-dang mind, or is it? MTV.com reports that Sisqó was arrested early Saturday morning along with his girlfriend after pulling a *Richard Pryor. He allegedly fired several shots at a car parked outside a neighbor's...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

MBM ·
Here's a nice expose on Clark from the Washington Post. Clark seen as talented, testy By Vernon Loeb, The Washington Post From his plebe year at West Point, retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark was always first in his class, a step ahead of his peers. His rise to the top of the U.S. military seemed almost preordained, given his drive, intellect and burning will to win. BUT CLARK, 58, who won the Purple Heart and Silver Star in Vietnam in 1970 and commanded NATO's air war in Kosovo 29 years later,...
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

MBM ·
Sergeant, If you truly want honest dialogue, you need to be honest and stop telling us you are a "brother" I went back and read your posts, and your conservative style of egocentrism is screaming white male. Don't mean to be stereotypical, but you don't attempt to hide it. When you said you were a brother, it really threw me from a loop. It is insulting to the intelligence of the black community to expect that every black person would exhibit the same behaviors and hold the same opinion on...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

MBM ·
Vox, is everyone copying the words and ideas of the NOI and Malcolm X these days?! I followed the sister up until she started talking about Wesley Clark. Although I was in service while he was commanding, I don't feel that I know enough about him to speak about him as Ms. Mullen is. I think this is a political ploy skilfully being used by Mr. Clark to gain the black vote, something borrowed from Rev. Sharpton. I find it ironic that this is something being used by a white man to say to black...
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Re: VOTE

debbiew20 ·
Hello Everyone, As I type the political debate is being aired on KNBC, from 6-9:30 PM, Pacific Time. Very interesting session to which the question and answer session is very open, and frank. Don't care for Arnold Schwarzenegger or Bustamante. The Republican Tom McClintock appears to use common sense approach in reducing taxes, government spending, and improving the economy within California. _______________________________________________ Of Course I Can't Speak for Everyone, but I'm Voting...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Nmaginate ·
BLAQFIST??? Did you see CountDown when it happened? It doesn't sound like it. I watch it and was watching it when it happened. There was no, "Rush! You're a Fat A$$ Racist" responses but his comment didn't go unchallenged. Matter of fact, Tom Jackson basically defended McNabb in football terms the way you did, though I don't remember his exact words. (see my post on the other thread)
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Nmaginate ·
Tom Jackson., did offer a retort, but not the one I would have given.. I am sick and tired of having to take the racial high ground while crackers take it to the gutter all the time. Michael Irving sat there like a not on a freakin logg. The stupid niggah. I am sorry ya'll but this has got me a little worked up.
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Re: R.Kelly compares himself to Osama

keylargo ·
Hold up, if the shoe was on the other foot what would be saying? For example if an entertainer like Janet Jackson, Mary J Blige went out and found a 14, 15 or 16 year old boy and had sex with him, videotaped it and then denied the entire thing would you all be so forgiving? Would you say Mary or Janet, they didn't do it? That young boy was very mature, he had an athletic build, he looked older than his age, he was hanging out all times of night with his boys. Would you be as condescending as...
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Re: Ex-POW's Family Accuses Army Of Double Standard on Benefit

ricardomath ·
LOL! Y'all are really funny! I found this version of this story where apparently the Army returned the call and gave their response to this situation. Family Says Army Shortchanging Former POW By CHRIS ROBERTS, Associated Press Writer EL PASO, Texas - The father of former prisoner of war Shoshana Johnson on Friday accused the Army of shortchanging his daughter of disability benefits after she was offered a smaller paycheck than fellow POW Jessica Lynch. "She is not getting what she...
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Re: Self Esteem, Vice or Virtue?

Melesi ·
I'll quote that great modern philosopher of the 20th/21st Century... "I am... SOMEBODY!" "I am... SOMEBODY!" - Jesse Jackson You can subcribe to the Motivation By Guilt theme that typifies your religious beliefs and believe that "God did, in fact, make [us] junk" but I find that kind of thinking counter to the genius of humanity that GOD blessed us with. "We have indeed created man in the best of moulds..." Sura 95:4 Well, I say that is 'evidence' along with all the science and order of who...
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Re: Halle Berry in "Monster's Ball"

PhoenixFemme ·
It's not about being shallow, it's about being consistent. Now if I was going to talk about sisters being shallow in a movie, I can easily talk about "Waiting To Exhale," when Lela Rochon's character fell in bed with that fat guy. She didn't even like the guy, had sex with him anyway, and then have the nerve to complain how he wasn't good. If that's not shallow, I don't know what is. That one sex scene with Halle and Billy Bob has been talked about like it was the unforgivable sin. Has...
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Re: What Is Happening To African American Males?

EbonyRose ·
Mr. Chester, Arguably, you are absolutely correct. However ... if we were to throw some reality into that argument, we then have to deal with the fact that the "family unit" to which you speak has suffered a devastating blow in many of our communities. Unfortunately, a large number of our young males don't have a traditional father-figure in their lives. Many of our children, male and female, have had to mature outside of the comfort of the traditional "family" structure. Any organization(s)...
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Re: name that tune, part four

RadioRaheem ·
You Are My Lady - Freddie Jackson There's something that I want to say But words sometimes get in the way I just want to show My feelings for you There's nothing that I'd rather do Than spend ev'ry moment with you I guess you should know I love you so (Chorus 1 You are my lady You're ev'rything I need and more You are my lady You're all I'm living for There's no way that I can resist Your precious kiss Girl, you've got me So hypnotized Just say that you'll stay with me (you'll stay) 'Cause...
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Re: Al to host SNL

Kweli4Real ·
I don't know who's old enough to remember, but Jesse jackson was on SNL in 1984, while he was running for pres. He did a tremendous job. He was funny and political at the same time, and they didn't make a mockery out of him. My favorite skit was him as the host of a game show called "The Question Is Moot." The contestant would buzz in to answer a question, like, "Who's face is on the $100 bill," but Jesse would interrupt, saying the question is moot, because under 4 years of Reagan, most...
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Re: What doesn't come out in the wash...

ocatchings ·
See, you ain't right. LOL I haven't heard that, but I haven't been keeping up with her anyway. What about Ms. Jackson???? I bet they don't have any nekkidness on her! ______________________________ ~You're UNIQUE , just like EVERYONE else~
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Re: Halle Berry in "Monster's Ball"

PhoenixFemme ·
And I must also add that even if Denzel would've won for BOTH Malcolm X and The Hurricane, many of us still wouldn't be satisfied. Why? Because somebody would say "Why Denzel have to win all the awards? Why not Lawrence Fishburne? Or Samuel L. Jackson? Or Don Cheadle? Why can't they win anything?" If not that, someone would ask "Why can't a brother get nominated without being a slave or going to jail? Come on, look at the list?" Malcolm X The Hurricane The Shawshank Redemption The Green Mile...
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Re: Halle Berry in "Monster's Ball"

PhoenixFemme ·
Yssys, Denzel didn't win for Malcolm X because Hollywood doesn't like Spike Lee. They couldn't give Denzel Best Actor and give Spike Lee an Oscar-winning film. The only film directed by a black man to win an Oscar is Gordon Parks' "Shaft" (1971), which won for the Best Original Score. For the Hurricane, the press kept saying that the story was supposedly not totally truthful. I think it's BS, but that's what Hollywood's far-fetched reason. So what we supposed to do, Yssys? MBM? Get upset at...
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Re: Black Media Barons Back Sharpton Bid

EbonyRose ·
That proves a few things to me, 1) Johnson is still for our people, even with his billions; 2) Sharpton has made the necessary connections with Black money, (he already has a level of grass roots support), and 3) his agenda is on point and he's proberbly surprising himself yet again, like he did with the NY Senate race (about 20%of the vote, which included White folk from upstate) or the NYC Mayorial race (received 30% of the vote just bearly loosing in dem race). This is working out great...
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Re: Black Media Barons Back Sharpton Bid

EbonyRose ·
If Jesse Jackson, Sr doesn't endorse either Sharpton, or Braun, he is cannon fodder for the Republican Party. I also think he will have cashed all, or most, of his political currency with African Americans. Just as he lost his moral stature with his paternity incident. PEACE Jim Chester You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are.
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
By TIM WISE So now we know how Rush Limbaugh lost all that weight. It wasn't will power, it wasn't exercise, and it wasn't the Atkins Diet. Instead, it appears to have been a legal opiate called OxyContin: legal, at least, for those persons who have a prescription for it, which Rush doesn't. Limbaugh, according to the former housekeeper who scored drugs for him since 1998, is addicted to painkillers. Rush's dope habit, however, is not the subject of this column, except insofar as it might...
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
The Price of Slavery Several high-profile lawsuits filed recently in this country are seeking redress for slavery and other racial wrongs, focusing national attention on the re-emerging question of reparations. Climenko professor of law Charles Ogletree Jr. leads a team suing Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the racial violence of 1921 that killed 300 and destroyed the African-American community of Greenwood. And lawyers who won multibillion-dollar awards from European companies for Holocaust victims...
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Re: Black Media Barons Back Sharpton Bid

EbonyRose ·
Good point Jim.
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

MBM ·
Personally I believe he is innocent. He has the money and the influence so much so that if he was really this bad man and wanted to mess about with children he could have apartments and houses dotted around the world in third world countries and carry out this so called paedophilia without the arrests, negative and damaging publicity he is currently getting. Think about that. Do you guys notice how hardly any successful black musicians and sportsmen make it to the end of their lives with...
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

MBM ·
I'm just tired of black men being in the news about sexual assaults or lewd acts. The fact remains that up until recently in the African-American community this (sexual assaults on young children) was something that was kept hushed for a long time. Unfortunately the way that these things are coming out are through the white media. And since we didn't want to handle it, someone else is taking care of it for us in a way that is distasteful. We should be thinking more about that than Michael...
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

MBM ·
Kweli4Real, wasn't that the kid that was on the Michael Jackson special a year ago?! The little hispanic boy and his brother and sister? If so, they sure didn't look like they were being sexually assaulted then. If this is the case, then Mike ought to sue them afterwards! Our people have made the mistake of confusing the methods with the objectives. As long as we agree on objectives, we should never fall out with each other just because we believe in different methods, or tactics, or...
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

MBM ·
Henry, Michael Jackson has too many issues with third world hygiene issues (not to mention race) to mess with children from those countries. Remember the medical mask when he went to Africa? But I think he probably didn't do it. Hopefully, if/when he beats the charges, he will STOP putting himself in positions where these accusations could happen. If you have the money to afford the best psychologists, you can do something about these issues he has with childhood & adulthood.
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Re: Michael Jackson's legal problems:Where does the Black woman weigh in?

Prophetessofrage ·
Prophetessofrage - I've been reading your rants for some time but this one merited a reply. Please cite your sources for this asseration since to psychoanalyze someone requires years and years of person-to-person contact. Just curious when Mike found that much time to go to the Eastern Bloc. When was Jackson a billionaire? He may have generated revenues in the billionaires but that doesn't translate into his own personal wealth. Your sources? Forbes? Fortune? Businessweek? Money? Black...
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Re: Michael Jackson's legal problems:Where does the Black woman weigh in?

Prophetessofrage ·
MY REPLY:As well you should WITHHOLD JUDGEMENT just like I and every righteous BLACK PERSON'S disposition is and has always been with regard to any major trial, like O.J, Kobe, and MIKE. Okay, I've answered about enough of this as I've chosen to answer. Now, let me say, Phoenix your burst in to RANT had a different flavor to it. One I'm not famaliar with among Black women. Still, if you are a sincere person wishing too discourse with me, what with you having read many of my TRUTHS, and I...
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

MBM ·
Michael Jackson's Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Booking Number and Photo! Similar allegations surfaced against Jackson a decade ago, but they never led to criminal charges and in 1994 the probe became inactive. Jackson had maintained his innocence but reportedly paid a multimillion-dollar civil settlement, and the child would not testify in any criminal proceeding. I find it hard to believe that any truly innocent individual would pay off a multi-million dollar civil settlement for alleged...
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

MBM ·
Lofton posted; This is not news, or a new revelation, because adults from all walks of life would truly agree that Michael Jackson is in fact a pedophile! Many individuals have openly stated numerous times, "Why would any parent leave their child or children with any adult who has a history of molesting children?" **So in other words, you are taking speculation and turning it into facts to satisfy that self-hating mindset of yours? Is that the case Lofton.....any black is whatever you choose...
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

MBM ·
Well said Solomonic, I can't call it. Normally I'm the first person to say you're innocent until proven guilty. In this case, you have a man who paid out millions to make the whole thing go away. That money would have been better spent paying lawyers and having his day in court. To me, if you have nothing to hide you go to court and stand up for yourself. If for nothing else, it stymies the ambitions of future extortionists. by Solomonic "Peripheral issue: Funny how we blacks vehemently...
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

MBM ·
It is not a question of protecting Jackson or OJ. It is more to do with looking out for our own thereby protecting ourselves. Can you understand that? Looking out for your own is a good habit to cultivate because it ends up creating a strong race. Doesn't every race lookout for their own. Do you notice how when there is a crisis the US or Europe sends out planes and helicopters to pick up their citizens from the crises area? Have you ever heard them say, "oh those people abandoned their own...
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Re: Michael Jackson's legal problems:Where does the Black woman weigh in?

Prophetessofrage ·
Mike only owns HALF the Beatles catalog. Paul McCarthy owns the other half. Jackson took a $188M loan from Sony against his previous album's sales. Poor sales, loan needs to be paid back. Given his current financial crunch, he could be shopping for a buyer for the catalog.
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Re: Hi My Sisters, VOX Inspired Me to Post These Words To You!

LoveHappiness ·
Oh one more thing black women don't forget to pray for that BILLIONAIRE MICHAEL JACKSON. Okay, gotta run.
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

MBM ·
Hello Isistah, Afroman, and/or all others of similar expression! "That's not makeup, Afroman. He had his eyeliner permanently tatooed on back in the 80's. As for his facial color... well (sigh)." by Isistah This pervert has had numerous surgeries performed by plastic surgeons, etc., to make himself think that he could be Caucasian, while Caucasian surgeons make a financial killing off of his inability to face the reality, that he will never be Caucasian. ....and even worse, truly innocent...
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

MBM ·
If anyone is watching CBS, 48 Hours is having an MJ special. This weekend is very sad. If not the Michael Jackson case, it's the JFK assassination.
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

MBM ·
Well Kevin41, "No one is suggesting that parents should get a gun or kick someone's azz.....that is just the reality of the matter...Learn to look at things realistically and stop taking someone else's words and misconstruing them to fit your arguement. That was not advice you dipshit, it was an observation of what allot of parents would do to your azz if you bothered their children. Can you please get that through your thick azz skull and quit speaking incorrectly on my behalf? That is the...
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

MBM ·
Well Kevin41, and/or anyone else of similar mindset, "I did not speak for you. You referred to MJ as a known pedophile......I asked you to explain where you got proof from. Now if you do not see the difference between me using your words exactly as they were spoken by you and taking my words outlining people's actions and calling it advice, then you are a f-king idiot Lofton. I use your exact speech to phrase a question to you.......what do you not understand? So once again, where is the...
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Re: Michael Jackson: Pedophile?

MBM ·
Lofton posted, I referred to Michael Jackson as a known pedophile, because he is a world renowned pedophile! Well Kevin41, I'm flipping your script, "What do you not understand?" Now if you can't see this reality, then no amount of explanation will do, because that idiot, can just as surely be a university professor, any wire puller, or any other individual. Being an idiot is an "equal opportunity reality", because Affirmative Action is not needed to classify or validate, that such an...
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Re: Rush Limbaugh is back...lock your medicine cabinets.

Huey ·
Since you used part of my quote I'll respond. Rush's case is different. The point about him using Oxycontin illegally is not one that is subjective or up to a matter of opinion. It's frankly THE LAW as Yssys has pointed out. Whether he should got to jail or not is a different issue that's a matter of opinion. Whether there's a conviction or not is moot to a certain extent unless you feel like O.J. Simpson is therefore innocent of all charges and lack of conviction against him proves his...
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Re: Rush Limbaugh is back...lock your medicine cabinets.

Huey ·
Look fellas there is NO proof (yet) that Rush BOUGHT oxycodone illegally. For all we know he may have reached the upper limit in technically allowable prescription amountage--WE DON'T KNOW. As for prescription drugs lemme tell ya something I know quite a bit about them and I know (and you guys probably don't) that Prescription Drugs AFFECT DIFFERENT PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY. That is, the same amount of drug, administered to two DIFFERENT people of roughly the same weight, may cause different...
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Re: Ever Met Someone Famous?

MBM ·
Famous folk: Jesse Jackson gave me an award. I have a pic autographed with presidental candidate Richard Gephart. Congressman Danny Davis gave me a job, through which I met plenty of congresspeople including Bobby Rush and Condit during the scandle. Micheal Jordan used to come up to my high school every year. US Senate candidate and black progressive Barak Obama. Governor of Illinois Blagoavich. Nikki Giovanni. I missed Elanine Brown because they both showed up in Conneticuit at the same...
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Re: Black MEN versus Colored boys what's the difference?

Prophetessofrage ·
The True Tale of White Melesi & her little colored boys; Hi Black women, especially you new young black women coming in. I know you are aghast at the 'ministrel show' being performed by the colored boy types who are by and large Ward Connelly, Clarence Thomas colored Republicans. Oh, and they are all professed born-again Christians. They are fighting on behalf of the central figure, MELESI the WHITE GIRL. See, Melesi has had a nervous breakdown right before all the internet world to...
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Re: Exploring The "MODEL MINORITY" Myth

Nmaginate ·
Uh unnnnnnn!! Things are the same! They are! The only thing is different is what's in "the" blacks minds and the brainwashing they get from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton that they're victims when they're not. Heck... "the" blacks have it easier than anybody else due to affirmative action - aka racism against whites - and the like. So get off that "different social reality" stuff. Blacks have the same chances as whites and even better in a lot of cases.
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