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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

MBM ·
What always gets under my skin when black people prattle on like this is how blind or stupid the individual must be. I believe in one since that this is true – on an individual basis. But under the umbrella of racism it's complete bullshit. He did not overcome racism. In an oppressive society, when you belong to the group which is oppressed, YOU do not overcome anything. You are ALLOWED and GIVEN privileges which can easily be taken away. And lets be clear Colin Powell, a Condi Rice, an...
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Re: King Kong, The Movie

Fine ·
The black character called "Hayes" was thrown in to the movie to "balance" the scences of so-called "the blood-thirsty savages".
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Re: King Kong, The Movie

Fine ·
I told you it was some mess. I don't know why, considering indigeous groups are becoming more "Americanized" than Americans, White film directors continue to portray them in this way. They are racist, that's why. You should have took your money and spent it on something to eat.
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
....now speaking of defending the status quo, more likely this fits our disgraceful elected representatives and/or an inept Black middleclass more so than any Black conservative.... " House Negroes can't back-up a prayer of a chance in any benefit as to AA benefitting a Michael Lofton because I only give credit where it is due ....." ....now AA has done about as much or less for me..... ...as a no good Reverend Henry Lyons , and snake oil saleman Reverend Jesse Jackson , Brentwood Burke,...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

MBM ·
"I think that the Reverend has gone overboard with his sermon, and I hope that the congregation made him very much aware of it . The KKK was and is a vile group of individuals that left a legacy of blood shed, hatred, and destruction, and here is a Pastor that states that he'd ride along with them in order to express the same prejudices that we as a people fought so hard to overcome. It is offensive to think that four little black girls in a church and many others along the way lost their...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

MBM ·
Geeesh, did I miss something? I thought the topic was about what one minister's views regarding the KKK and his homophobia???? Where did Jesse Jackson fit in here?
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

MBM ·
Lynn, meet Lofton...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

MBM ·
....but Oh well, condemn Reverend Daniels for his actions, actions that have not harmed a hair on any Black persons head, while no good sleazy Reverend Jesse Jackson , Reverend Henry Lyons, and so many others, receive a free pass to steal from the Black community while the Black community remains in silence! ..... the KKK are least of the average Black man and woman's worries on the street. These individuals did not meet their maker as a result of any KKK activity, but rather the wrong...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

MBM ·
The fact that he has sided with the KKK, who have killed 10,000s of African-Americans over 150 years, is just as much harm as what Jesse Jackson does. BTW, Jesse Jackson is corrupt, but how has he harmed African-Americans?
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

MBM ·
"The fact that he has sided with the KKK, who have killed 10,000s of African-Americans over 150 years, is just as much harm as what Jesse Jackson does. BTW, Jesse Jackson is corrupt, but how has he harmed African-Americans?" .....the answer to that is a no brainer. Perhaps you should ask the individuals from our community taken to the cleaners by the jackleg Reverend. ..and you would not have to look hard for the answer. I'm willing to bet Harold Doley, Frederick Jones, Eddie Edwards, and...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

MBM ·
There is a GIANT difference between stealing a man's money...and tying him to a tree and setting him on fire. Are you unclear on this concept?
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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: Remember The Past So As Never To Repeat It!

Fine ·
Yes, I've been to this site before and l learned a lot. IMHO, it's an especially good site to point white people to for a bit of education and perspective. Another thread that may be of interest is: Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson Slave Letters, 1837-1838 From the Campbell Family Papers An On-line Archival Collection Special Collections Library at Duke University http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/campbell/
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Re: The Wall Street Project: The Continuing Conversation for Parity

Kevin41 ·
PARITY? That's funny - when I listen to Bloomberg or CNBC each morning on the ride to work I hear about "financial justification", "shareholder value" and "bottom line profits". It seems to me that Sir Jesse Jackson is attempting to apply to Wall street some concepts that don't necessarily fall into their way of doing business - and that is GREEN. Very soon few workers will need to worry about their "Pensions". An increasing number of their employers will be switching to 401k programs. The...
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Re: The Wall Street Project: The Continuing Conversation for Parity

Kevin41 ·
You are showing either you naivete or bias CF. White males hire white males. Period. In fact, there would be no affirmative action in employment if white males could be trusted not to break the law and hire without regard to race and gender. Because they are unable to do so, there must be a law in place to "force" them to do what is right as opposed to what they want to do - which is (like Bush) hire their boys.
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Re: Impeach Bush?

HonestBrother ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Sweetwuzzy ·
I had a co-worker, a pretty "squared-away" guy... well, a guy that's pretty much a model employee come at me in much the same way your co-worker did. I mean, here it was and otherwise smart and "good guy" coming at me saying some patently dumb shit about "[Black] people listen to leaders like Jesse Jackson... <*bullshit*><*bullshit*><*bullshit*>" when [1] He and I had never had a conversation about Jesse and [2] He and I had never had a conversation about politics per se,...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

HonestBrother ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: What 'white' muso's get you groovin'?

FireFly ·
I like Moby too - seen him live a few times and have a few cds. OK... I guess I should put up some names. I have a large collection of music from a lot of different cultures and music styles from PiL to Torv Gustavsen Trio to Kenny Dorhan and Herbie Hancock. Here's a few, old and new white bands... Australia: Nick Cave, Ed Keupper, PNAU, Deepchild, Vince Jones, Cut Copy NZ: Strawpeople US: Thievery Corporation, Moby, Pixies, Joe Jackson, Wolf Mother UK: The Cure, The The, The Au Pairs,...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

MBM ·
I already answered you question. RHETORIC ain't shit, Opey. I said: Someone must have forgot to tell him that was NEVER in question. Who doubted or rather who tried to cast doubt on whether WE CAN SUCCEED or not? There is too much of a history of unshakeable faith, courage and BELIEF in the abilities of Black people by our ancestors for anyone to ever, unthinking make the statement that "WE CAN SUCCEED" because, by definition, it means there was some reason to believe that we couldn't. Now,...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

ricardomath ·
Black Church Summit 23 Dec 05 12:00 AM EST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Sharpton and Flunder to Headline Black Church Summit on Gay Rights Focus on Homophobia and Exclusionary Divisiveness December 20, 2005 - Washington, DC - National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) will convene a major discussion on lesbian and gay rights among black faith leaders. The two day Summit is to be hosted by First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and is scheduled for January 20-21, 2006. For a schedule of events,...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
SUNNUBIAN, we've had several discussions here about that African-American Congress... In my view, the first order of business would be to Coordinate Organizations, etc. with Similar Functions. And COORDINATION is the whole idea of UNITY as I see it. The fundamental philosophy would be that We're All In This Together with the fundamental assumption being that We All Want What's Best For The Black Community. For this to happen, IMO, it will take a Phil Jackson like statesperson who can keep...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

RadioRaheem ·
"You can dog and diss michael jackson all you wanna/ but woody allen molested then married his step-daughter/ the same press dogging michael's name/ show woody and soon yi at a playoff game" - Mos Def
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Re: Are You Black On The Inside?

Frenchy ·
85% black also got the Micheal Jackson picture.
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ And therefore subjective, which all discussion of art ultimately is. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ While most discussion of art is subjective, not all of it is. The history of art is not, and discussions of art schools and methods is not, either. That was the discussion that I started. You will note that I did not judge the individual works of artists except for Jackson Pollack, and then only to the extent of saying that his art is all very similar to...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

TruEssence ·
Janet Jackson- Anytime
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Lamp ·
Well, two things I add to this is, one, here in Houston, as Kresge has already stated, there are Black megachurches capable of holding a larger number of people than the venue it was held in. I would surmise that St. Agnes Church was picked because it is probably the biggest one in Sheila Jackson-Lee's district. I'm not sure about that, but that's just my guess. Also of note, the hotel where the bunch was staying was at least 40+ miles from where the church was, in an upscale suburb of the...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Lamp ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

kresge ·
I was too busy taking pictures... Just kidding... I don't know how many of you remember or know about Gary I back in 1972 (I was just a year old!). Gary I was monumental and everybody who was somebody attended (Coretta Scott King, W.E.B. DuBois, Jesse Jackson, etc). Thousands of participants. Out of Gary I came the collective vision and will to produce hundreds (even thousands) of elected black political officials across the country. One thing that struck me, and a number of others, was that...
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

kresge ·
Ah HB, I know your area is mathematics and not history, so I will cut you some slack on this one, but Du Bois died August 27,1963, in Accra, Ghana. It was the eve of the famous March on Washington. That is too bad. Just curious, was there any reference to the SOBU or the Covenant.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Empty Purnata ·
The last I read on some Matrix board was that a judge approved the continuation of the case but not any settlement. So apparently sources like the FBI think there is something to it. I find it interesting that I haven't heard of any Black leaders looking into it. Because if it is correct there is certainly a big stink to be raised and lots of publicity to be gotten. I would think Jesse Jackson would love it. umbra
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

MBM ·
Who do you suggest design our uniforms? Should we goose step or march in a more normal fashion? I know, we can all do synchronized moon walking like Michael Jackson. LOL umbrarchist
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Re: The Bible: Absolute Truth and Nothing but the Truth?

Fine ·
This is but "Christian music" has really come down quite a bit since the days of J.S. Bach... or even Mahalia Jackson JMO
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

tru2urself16 ·
Shag, Marry, Push off a cliff, lunch Samuel Jackson Don Cheadle Delroy Lindo that 'studly' African hunk in 'Phat Girlz' Wesly Snipes (smirk;however I do/did find him sexy)
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

tru2urself16 ·
Ummmm... Kiss...-Delroy Lindo.... Ummmm.... Marry...-- Don Cheadle (fa sho!) Escort to the edge of a cliff..--- Wesley Snipes Have lunch with......---whoever the hunk is in Phat Girlz (don't know much about him) Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? 1. Colin Powell 2. Al Sharpton 3. Jesse Jackson 4. Barack Obama (sp?) Peace, Virtue
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

tru2urself16 ·
Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? 1. Colin Powell- (bench warmer) 2. Al Sharpton- lunch for the infotainment and hair care tips 3. Jesse Jackson- lunch/dinner to hear about that day on the balcony 4. Barack Obama (sp?)- not sure about this mulatto man/text message maybe ------------------------------------
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Re: what has happened to our sense of protest??

Lamp ·
I said somewhere else that I can't imagine what it would take to put African Americans in the streets today. Katrina wasn't enough. I think that was because the direct perpetrator was mother nature. The social transgression was one of omission. The unequal protection of the Voting Rights Act has proven to not be enough. Most African Americans don't know what is happening, and even when told many don't understand. And...even when understood, that remainder doesn't care. What else is there?
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Re: what has happened to our sense of protest??

Lamp ·
when the white legalize lynching of blackmen!! what NO that will not be enough, how about making it legal to kill every black new born. nope that will not be enough we will never protest for US every again we are just DAMN happy being where are helpless. CLICK AFRIKA!!
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

MBM ·
I think that politics can definitely play a positive role in our liberation, only if the state and federal governments would stop redistricting every few years. We might be able to get a significant role in government. This is the oldest trick in the book, gerrymandering. This is how these people in power are staying in power. Texas is the worst example of this in recent times. Right now, politics do not actually play a significant role in our 'liberation'. We have good representatives at...
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Re: Black Like GOP

MBM ·
Again like Janet Jackson says, "What have you done for me lately?" You can bring up all of these facts, but what about things that are being done now? Are they still funding these groups and schools you mentioned? I can tell you the picture isn't so rosy on this side, and I'm 34. Maybe its not so much the Republican/Democrat thing, but a white man obession with wealth and power?
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Re: Black Like GOP

MBM ·
Sorry, for the misunderstanding. I didn't give any facts you say?! How about the following verifiable "Facts": 1.The oldest political party in the USA is the Democratic Party 1792. 2.The Republican Party was founded in Michigan in 1854 by abolitionists. 3.They have an elected former Klu Klan Klansman as a Democrat Senator from W.Virginia....was a member of the Klan until he was 40 years old. 4.Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, The Black Congressional Caucus, Tom Joyner and his...
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Re: Black Like GOP

MBM ·
I'm starting to understand your version of "verifiable facts". The Democratic party doesn't elect anyone, the public elects. You're spinning rhetoric. How do you verify the embolden parts? Again, this is useless spin. Again, the Democratic party doesn't elect anyone. The public does. And really, who cares that Clinton was a draft dodger? Can you really compare that, or anything else Clinton did wrong, to the lies and deceite coming out of the White House today? Get some perspective man. Now,...
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Re: Black Like GOP

MBM ·
You can call it tripe if want to....but, what I gave you is documented historical facts-And like I said it doesn't matter to me whether you believe it or not....you can get the facts right on your computer-just google it! Here is something else written by another Black man: TRUTH ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY From Toogood Reports The Long, Sad, Violent History of Democrats' Racial Hatred for Blacks BY: Perry Drake May 2003 It has always seemed unnatural and unwise to me whenever I hear someone...
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Re: Black Like GOP

MBM ·
Yeah, but, it was Democrats who elected him to the Office of the Senate....and that is people. The so-called Rev. Jesse Jackson and company never said a word about this former Klansman....but they did against Senator Trent Lot. Clinton is a Democrat and he was elected by Democrats which are the people. !932-1933 the Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt put forth the New Deal and under that was the Welfare system....that's when Blacks switched political parties from Republican to...
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Re: Black Like GOP

MBM ·
You mean his constituants elected him to the Senate. So, the only thing I gather from that, is that his constituants are morons. I don't care much for Jackson. But, he doesn't make policy, so I don't have to care much about him either. Okay.... so what? Before you even begin to explain how the Black family was destroyed, you have to convince me that it has been destroyed at all. I become very frustrated with people who throw around sentences like "this or that is destroying the Black family"...
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Re: Black Like GOP

MBM ·
Here is one of your greatest Black leftwing liberals William Raspberry writing in one of the greatest leftwing newspapers the Washington Post on the subject of Black families www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/24/AR2005072401115.html Bill Cosby on the Black Family fatherhood.about.com/b/a/097326.htm I have respect for those kinds of people as long as they don't step on my toes. I see that you feel that those kinds of people have a right to equate their struggle with the...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
Jackson seeks to build strong Black-Latino coalition in U.S. by Leslie Jones McCloud Chicago Defender CHICAGO (NNPA) - One month after Mexican President Vicente Fox angered some African-American activists with his comments about Black workers, the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. announced that he will lead a trade mission to America's neighbor in order to seek business for Black companies. Emphasizing the need for a strong Black-Latino alliance in the U.S., Jackson was joined by Carlos de Icaza,...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
Dude obviously has too much time on his hands. And still has a strong belief in "keeping hope alive!" 'Cause that's all he's going to get from Vicente Fox .. is some hope!
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Re: PanAfrica: Africa to Have Single President By 2025

bigman ·
I completely agree with EbonyRose. MBM, I know you side with everything BLACK, but USUALLY the majority of your comments are along the lines of heightened intelligence. MBM: "but I've always thought that Mugabe - as a strong black man overthrowing a white government and kicking white folks out - got a bad rap in the global media." But this statement borders ignorance. Mugabe did not "overthrow" a white government. It was handed to him on a silver platter by the ol' dreaded United States of...
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

Rowe ·
Race a Focal Point in Duke Scandal By ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer Sun Apr 16, 2:13 AM ET http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060416/ap_on_re_us/duke_lacrosse_race DURHAM, N.C. - Mayor Bill Bell is black. So are Police Chief Steven W. Chalmers, City Manager Patrick Baker and a majority of the city council. Durham's population is almost as black as it is white. So why is it that some blacks like Preston Bizzell, a 61-year-old Air Force veteran who said he's never experienced racism in his 30...
 
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