Skip to main content

Tagged With "Ta-Nehisi Coates"

Reply

Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
The economic unit model on that picture. Is that a house, our economy or any goods in general? How does the economist come into the picture with this. It looks like depreciation is sneaking out the backdoor. Since there is net worth I googled a search for "gross worth" and a page says they are both the same. Not many pages talk about "gross worth" with google results coming at... Results 1 - 100 of about 726 for "gross worth". (1.38 seconds) with "net worth" googled at Results 1 - 100 of...
Reply

Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
Brother Honestbrother, please review these comments to see that the women participating in this thread have been supporting your arguments all along. Perhaps you have chosen to read only what you want to read?
Reply

Re: Organizing the discussion

Khalliqa ·
Cool.... then you understand that my response had nothing to do with the current conversation (On the Covenant)...... it had to do with Black folk discussing issues that affect us in general..... Okay.... I wasn't addressing your need to comment or not comment... I wasn't addressing your input into this discussion in particular at all.... hence the words inspired by good question... I thought you were'nt taking this personally.... at any rate..... go for it..... I don't have that right or...
Reply

Re: 20 Questions with AudioGuy

AudioGuy ·
No problem my brother... They chose the Boston area because my dad got a better opportunity work-wise... Mo' money... I dare say that they did not know that Ma. was a racist as it was... they had no family or friends, that I know of, to warn them... Ma. is no less racist today than it was when we moved there... HA! Don't touch that coat!! Isistah??!! What's up? How have you been? I didn't realize thqat you were still around... you have been all incognegro for a while now... Celebrity?? I...
Reply

Re: Tipping When Getting Take-Out

sunnubian ·
I found out that I may be wrong in always not tipping when its take out. Here is a (kind of long) list of tipping etiquette: ( www.findalink.net ) _________________________________ Tipping Etiquette See also: Etiquette Central Dining Etiquette Email Etiquette Get your questions answered: Etiquette Discussion Forums Gratuitous Tips on Tipping Not knowing the proper tip or gratuity for a service can be very unsettling. The rest of your party might not know it, but inside you may feel highly...
Reply

Re: Origin of the bible

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi Sun Nubian, just stopped by to post a article and boy was I surprised at how you all flushed out that white deceiver and showed it up for what it is. This is hiliarious. You all worked this white maggot till it forgot to hide it's obvious white racist deceiver nature. 'They're not black, they're not black' screeches this effeminate he/bitch which has no trace of masculinity to it's lying, deceiving, CAUGHT BIG-TIME CARCASS. Whoa! Glad I came back for a visit......a white maggot deceiver...
Reply

Re: Blacks and Guns

Vox ·
The founders were interested in preventing the government from raising a "standing army," which was an army of lifetime professionals loyal to the interests of those in power, who would fight for those interests even at the expense of the interests of the masses. In England, the King's standing army and the militia were comprised of people from the highest classes. These were the people who benefitted from the same system that benefitted the king. Specifically, the standing army was...
Reply

Re: Your views on capital punishment

kresge ·
38) ˜You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." 39) But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; 40) and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; 41)and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile. 42)Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you. Matthew 5:38-42
Reply

Re: How important is physical attraction?

Rowe ·
One of things that has me frustrated, and I know some people are going to find these comments offensive, but I find that alot of men, particularly, young black men, are not investing enough into their appearance these days. It doesn't make any sense not to at least make yourself presentable for a date, to leave your home with fucked up parted braids, and chapped lips. I am sick of seeing black men walking around looking like they just escaped from a jail facility when they are free men. Then...
Reply

Re: Your views on capital punishment

ricardomath ·
Foes of Death Penalty Making Gradual Gains in Africa By MARC LACEY Published: October 20, 2004 The New York Times Vanessa Vick for The New York Times Edmary Mpagi served 18 years on death row in Uganda for the murder of a man who in fact was alive. AMPALA, Uganda - The worst thing about death row at the notorious Luzira Maximum Prison outside Kampala is not the grim physical conditions, although Edmary Mpagi, who knows the place well, says they are grim indeed. Nor is it the bad food or the...
Reply

Re: L.A. Police Revise Car-Shooting Policy

Michael ·
Funny how the Black community, specifically ambulance chasing Attorney Johnny Cochran, Poverty Pimping Danny Bakewell, a barrage of Black elected leaders, etc., are in mass about the killing of a young underage Black male driver by the LAPD, yet in Black on Black criminal activity ambulance chasing Attorney Johnny Cochran, Poverty Pimping Danny Bakewell, the so-called Black elected leadership, the usual community activists are as silent as silent can get, more likely missing in inaction.
Reply

Re: How important is physical attraction?

folobatuyi ·
Dear Rowe, I do agree with you that image does mean something. However, what makes an image a thing of desire or disgust is one of a subjective matter. Personal experience has taught me that the nappy-headed, pants-sagging attire strikes love or lust if you will in the hearts or some while the nice clean cut neck tie with a pair of Dockers pant does it for others. And in terms of personalitiy choice, it, too, is subject to the bias of the beholder. Yeah, after dating a number of "ghetto"...
Reply

Re: Show your love for God & the USA!!!

James Wesley Chester ·
That's what happens when you 'hang arounf' with the 'wrong' people. George is getting more than he may have wanted. The Republican Party sure has donned a 'coat of many colors.' Red and Blue and otherwise. PEACE Jim Chester
Reply

Re: Mandatory African History Course

Sweetwuzzy ·
I feel as though that segregting American history v.s. African American history, is an attempt to deny that American history is dependent upon African Americans... Even if there are mandatory African-American courses, school boards would sugar coat it. An African-American course would center around, slavery and jim crow, and whites do not want to show whites in a bad light. So I am not sure as to how successfull an African-American course might be v.s. American history course with a heavy...
Reply

Re: Cultural Tie Gets in the Way Of Graduation

ricardomath ·
Montana Leader Defends Bolo Ties Governor Backs Md. Teen Denied Diploma "In Montana and anyplace in Indian country, a bolo tie is dressed up. A tie is a tie," Gov. Brian Schweitzer says. By Ann E. Marimow Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, June 11, 2005 A Charles County high school's decision to deny a diploma to a senior who wore a bolo tie to graduation didn't offend just the student and his family. Montana's governor is mighty annoyed, too. "To have some high school say that a bolo...
Reply

Re: So the secret is out....

Dusty Elbow ·
Hair Straightening Author: Andy Lewis Hair Straightening The most recent and advanced technique of permanent hair straightening is known as Japanese hair straightening (also called thermal conditioning). This system was brought to the U.S. from Japan in 1998. It's kinder to the hair than the old treatments which used hydroxides and lye. Various supporting products and treatments have been developed since 1998 which make this the leading hair straightening technique. How do I know if hair...
Reply

Re: THE CONCEPT OF MALE PRIVILEGE

nayo ·
I have had extremely serious 'discussions' with some of the elder women in the church and in my family on some of the things listed by 'negrospiritual: i.e. if you expect to be served if you expect to be agreed with if you expect to be loved if you expect to be in control of everything because you are male that is male privilege at work. I believe this does seep into black male/female relationships and I believe it to be deleterious... your thoughts? Have you witnessed such attitudes? have...
Reply

Re: THE CONCEPT OF MALE PRIVILEGE

HonestBrother ·
Your story reminded me ... Every holiday when I visit my family there is a big meal ... and then my stepfather's mother (someone help me out - step grandmother?) directs me through the preparation of a plate: "Baby, if you want bread, it's on top of the refrigerator ... do you like hot sauce on top of such and such?... the hot sauce is over there ... there's pie and cake and ... " And this continues until I'm done preparing my plate. I never object since she's trying to be helpful ... but I...
Reply

Re: Treat her like a lady. What does that mean nowadays?

Amokess ·
Y'all are killing me with these replies! Every human should extend to others the same courtesy as they would like extended to themselves. Because we exist in a society we have developed certain social norms, and roles. "Treating a man like a king" is a saying women have learned growing up. I watched my mother and grandmother demonstrate this daily. My father always got his plate of food set aside for him when he came home late. If I came home late I made my own plate. My grandfather got his...
Reply

Re: Things which attract real black men...

SavvysPlace ·
Now this is a post! Love this... See, now I agree with this. When you are busy enjoying yourself and seeking knowledge, you come into contact with others who are doing the same; not the others who are just talking about stuff. Now here's my contraversial arse...Yes, I was created with my own brain; it only makes sense that Yes, I will have my own ideas, my own position in life. Yes, I was created with a "free will" so it only makes sense that Yes, I will stick by those points. If I really...
Reply

Re: Why Don't We See NAN as a Polititcal Party?

EbonyRose ·
Well, I'm not sure how to answer that because I'm not sure what the 12% represents. But, if you're speaking about in terms of the numbers of us at it relates to the population in this country, I don't think that really matters. First of all, I'm not thinking that in establishing a "Black party" it will only be comprised of Black people or only supported by Black people or even that the only interests of such a party would be only that of Black concerns. Secondly, it's not like what Black...
Reply

Re: A Good Black Man

Rowe ·
Listen, lets not patronize the woman. Let us get a basic understanding of what ALL women need in general, rather than picking apart what each of us desires individually. This is a very serious discussion. I think Frenchy's concerns are relevant to what's happening today. I liken men in general (Black, White, Asian, etc.) to fine wines. They only get better with age. Generally speaking, young men have no clue as to how to interact with women, they are clumsy, unappreciative of intimate...
Reply

Re: A Good Black Man

bigddouble ·
You're 2 for 2 ! I feel the same way about women - they get better as they get older. My best relationships have been with older women.
Reply

Re: A Good Black Man

qty226 ·
Art Gurl....... I actually believe that there are some IR relationships, that were formed out of love. I also believe that although "trading up" is immature........it happens nevertheless. What we have to remember.....are the reasons why black men claim, that they are dating white women or women of other races. They say its because black women are fat, ignorant, uneducated, gold diggers. (Which we all know, is a damn lie) The problem comes when.........a black man, have made this decision...
Reply

Re: A Good Black Man

FireFly ·
I hear what you say and certainly don't disagree, coz you are there and I am over here. It's sad and mystifying to hear that there is such a double-standard between races at all, but that it comes down to a male checklist of academic achievement is mind-blowing. I would have thought that with all the white women in the USA 'she' (if she is chosen only as a show-pony trophy parnter) would have to be devastatingly beautiful and intelligent. A question? Does this same double standard apply to...
Reply

Re: A Good Black Man

bigddouble ·
art- No one is going to call that (Black woman-White male) self-loathing. It's just finding love where you can... or meeting someone that meets my standards. Let a brother say that & watch the lynch mob come out. I hate hypocrisy & double standards. Men don't take psychology - we're pretty straightforward. We simply don't communicate in the same ways as women. **WARNING - GENERALIZATION ALERT - IGNORE STATEMENT TO FOLLOW IF IT DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU!** Instead of women learning how to...
Reply

Re: Do you prefer a man who wears boxers or briefs?

bigddouble ·
My avatar is the great Sergio Oliva - but trust me - years of weight training have made it very difficult for me to buy clothes off the rack. The last time I bought a suit, I needed a 52 regular to accomodate my shoulders & back. The coat sleeves had to be redone to fit my arms and the pants basically had to be remade (when you take more than 2 inches out of the waist everything has to be revented & recut). Back on topic - bikinis cover all the essentials and the high cut in the...
Reply

Re: Do you prefer a man who wears boxers or briefs?

Rowe ·
Brother Ddouble, is the extreme fitness worth all of the inconvenience that you experience? Also, I'm sure you realize that there is a difference between looking physically fit and being healthy. I once saw a documentary program on TLC showcasing female body builders who were obessively concerned about competing in body-building and body-sculpting competitions. Their bodies looked as if they were sculpted by hand, and visually, they appeared fit and healthy, but they ate like pigs out of a...
Reply

Re: Do you prefer a man who wears boxers or briefs?

qty226 ·
I've seen body builders at the gym.......and i've noticed that they walk differently because of the muscles. I can see why you wear bikinis......so that you dont have to deal with the extra bulk on your legs. *OK why did it suddenly get hot in here?*
Reply

Re: Europeans Outraged at Schwarzenegger

Michael ·
Voices from those who knew him! ******************************* "November 23, 2005 Fond Memories of Tookie I'm being sarcastic. The first thing you have to understand about Tookie Williams is that this is what he looked like. Knowing that this man used to hang out at parks and beat down people for fun, that he used to force people to oil his body, gives you some idea what Tookie was all about. The Tookie I knew hung out at Centinela Park in Inglewood with another huge dude named 'Mouse'...
Reply

Re: Do you prefer a man who wears boxers or briefs?

bigddouble ·
I'm healthy - thanks for the concern I have my annual physical and regular check ups. I started training to "look good", but it's a hobby & stess reliever now. I don't buy suits often because of the hassle. It's been a couple of years since I've bought one. Wide leg dress pants are a godsend - I get leg room and only have to get the waist altered (without the recut). Add that to a blazer (with minor alterations for the arms) and I'm good. What you saw in that documentary was probably...
Reply

Re: Well Speaking of Sambo's, UTs, and Traitors, Mindless sick nitwits .........

Michael ·
"So Lofton, what do you think of the lady getting probabtion for murdering the little black girl? She was not innocent and only received probation. Do you think justice was served in that situation?" by Kevin41 ....and to compare a situation where an individual with no prior criminal history in a Jennifer Porter who clearly admits guilt and accepts total responsibility for the accidental death of Black children she struck as a result of speeding while driving, with that of a career felon and...
Reply

Re: When Did Black People Give Up The Right To Be "AFRICAN"?

James Wesley Chester ·
Hey, I'll just listen for a while. Thanks for 'pullin' my coat' on Diop. I am ordering 'Pre-Colonial Africa' today. It's time I read more Diop. I would recommend to you 'The Education of Booker T. Washington', by Michael Rudolph West. He is faculty member at Harvard...I think...in Henry Louis Gates' responsibilty. PEACE Jim Chester
Reply

Re: Is there a HEALTHY way to fry foods?

Cholly ·
I do not fry anything and rarely eat fried foods. Every now and then (once every 3 months or so) just to satisfy a craving, I will purchase some KFC, Popeyes or Churches Chicken. The same with fast food burgers, seafoods and additions items. As we all know, fried foods are very bad for you, high in calories and saturated fats. This is the main reason humans, as a species, are overweight and unhealthy in general. In addition, people who are not overweight or obese (naturally skinny or...
Reply

Re: Trump says blacks who stayed home were ‘almost as good’ as those who voted for him

sunnubian ·
Andrew Appel and a Sequoia AVC Advantage voting machine. | Alex Halderman THE FRIDAY COVER How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes With Russia already meddling in 2016, a ragtag group of obsessive tech experts is warning that stealing the ultimate prize—victory on Nov. 8—would be child’s play. By BEN WOFFORD August 05, 2016 Facebook Twitter Google + Email Comment Print MOST POPULAR Trump: I don't need daily briefings Dem congressman: Electoral College has 'right' to weigh Russian hacking...
Reply

Re: Brooklyn's Black Santa Explains Why Christmas Joy Has No Color

sunnubian ·
HISTORY OF SANTA SANTA CLAUS: HOW A BEARDED BLACK BISHOP BORN IN TURKEY BECAME AMERICA’S FAVORITE WHITE SAINT Originally Written by Linda Ann Loschiavo, Special Thanks to The Turkish Times His beard and reputation are world famous. Miracles ascribed to him are legendary. Youngsters ponder his whereabouts and travel agenda, especially in December, knowing he’s not afraid to fly and he’s never run out of money. Born to wealthy parents in Patara, Turkey, when the population of Anatolia was...
Reply

Re: Will You Vote??

B Bankins ·
I have problems with this line of thinking. I have heard similar arguements in favor of Reparations, but this arguement is flawed in two ways, in my opinion; (1) The Compromise of 1877, along with the abolishment of slavery were among the first steps to address the slave trade and unite the country torn apart by civil war. The Negro slaves could have been sent back to Africa to certain death. (2) Linking slavery to the condition of Black America today is not quite accurate, since it is God...
Reply

Re: Uhh... some help over here please?

Nykkii ·
vox: from reading her email she sounds like she's either very intelligent (and a little socially off because of her intelligence) or like she has some deep emotional stuff going on. either way--IMO i think the DIRECT approach is the best approach with someone like her. say what it is that you want her to know and keep saying over and over until she gets it. it's called the 2x4 technique---keep hittin her over the head with what you want her to hear (your words=the 2 by 4). running, hiding,...
Reply

Re: Tips on Auto Buying?

MBM ·
OK - I tried to wait on some replies, but since none were forthcoming I went ahead and bought my new ride anyway. As I look at car buying as a sport, I thought I'd leave you my tips. BTW - I've bought 11 new cars in the last 18 years and I still periodically go into dealerships and "negotiate" with no intentions other than to "stay sharp" and have fun! Since I know someone will ask, I've bought one car each of the following brands: BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Mazda, and Volvo; and two each of the...
Reply

Re: Michael Jackson...Whats the Deal!

little minx ·
that interiew had two problems. michael jackson is weird and sad. the interviewer "what's his name Bashir", is a two faced turn coat who said one thing to michael's face and another behind his back.
Reply

Re: **** A must read**** Race: The Power of an Illusion

Melesi ·
Nykkii, The census bureau doesn't ask such questions, which is probably a good thing since they can be pretty intrusive as it is. I do not know anyone who has asked that. It comes from the prefectly unscientific questioning that I have done in California, Florida, and Washington (therefore my error rate may be higher than the 3% promised by Roper, Gallup, Yankelovitch et al). I have talked with women who moved to California--San Diego and Los Angeles especially--and to Tampa-St Petersburg,...
Reply

Re: "The goodbys are not the hardest part...It's the hellos"

Comrad (Guest) ·
Norland, I was not looking for an apology. I was just trying to give clarity to the difference between Blacks fighting for their civil rights and sick gay people attempting to garner sypathy by grabbing our coat tails to further their sick goals.
Reply

Re: "The goodbys are not the hardest part...It's the hellos"

Comrad (Guest) ·
Kevin41, Exactly my point. Everytime Black people get something going to correct some civil wrong they have been suffering, here come the gays on our coat tails, trying to make like their struggle is Our struggle.
Reply

Re: When The Conscience Voice Cease

Melesi ·
Len, Thank you. Your post showed both the need and the scandal (in the Biblical sense) of the gospel, however it is presented. Len, sometimes I do wonder however if things are all that much worse than they used to be. I can't imagine much that could be worse morally than the Roman Empire, with its cutpurses and corruption, legal prostitution (it was sometmes called "worship" since it would often take place in some of the temples) and lack of standards for the sharp businessman. "Caveat...
Reply

Re: Testing a man

Romulus Burnett ·
I retired my lab coat and closed the doors to my laboratory a long time ago when I hypothesized women's ignorance of proper mate selection, theorized that women make poor choices due to lack of exposure i.e. a positive/present father figure, following the flawed advice of peers, and relying on emotion moreso than logic to make important, life changing decisions. I reached the conclusion, thereby, producing a fact from my theory, that many women either want to keep men in the dark or do not...
Reply

Re: How the System works

Xeon ·
Good point. And you are correct – the crisis we are experiencing is the failure of a combination of various policies and deregulations that spans more than one administration, congress and federal monetary and banking regulations actions (and non-actions) . No doubt. But I believe what most people object to is your constant carping about Obama when the man has been in office less than six months! Not to mention the fact that he did inherit a coat hanger abortion economic crisis that was...
Reply

Re: How the System works

Noah The African ·
This is the only rebuttal, thus far, that warrants a respectful answer from me. First of all, for the umpteenth time, I don’t have ANYTHING personal against Obama. It is only the OPINION, and an erroneous one at that, that I have something personal against Obama. That is emphatically not true! My ire and beef is really with the lack of strategic unity on behalf of black America to command the type of political respect that results in POLICIES being created that confront socioeconomic racial...
Reply

Re: How the System works

NSpirit ·
I don't care about his constant harping on Pres Obama. Obama makes mistakes worthy of criticism. But I do object to his coming on this board lying about the posters on this board and constantly spewing criticisms of black people in general for their support of president obama. Allegedly, NOah is an Afrocentric brotha, but he certainly displays no love for black people. Noah repeatedly refers to posters here and black people in general as "yaw negroes" and "blind obama followers", yet...
Reply

Re: The other side of "Father's Day"

SavvysPlace ·
Koco , while I UnderStand your frustration, you have to look at it from anotha angle. It is so tiring coming into the forum and seeing the negative, that is often times brought on someone else's occasion....and for what? You know that I've defended Sista K on numerous occasions, but you know that I wouldn't be Wisdom if I didn't say that I thought the commentary was wrong....and with faulty timing. Now, I could lie about it and Sugar Coat it...I could take the "Oh Honey, You Poor Thang"...
Reply

Re: The other side of "Father's Day"

Kocolicious ·
Originally posted by Shayabutter I got it Sista Shaya....but! There's a lot of folks up in here who are NO angels. Whether it's drama or not....still they have the power to just ignore commentary they feel is negative. But they don't and I hate FAKE people. I've had my spin with Sista K...so I know...but! It's only negative....when you feed and participate in it. Of course I recognize pain....it comes in diverse images... So. That's why I responded the way I did. However, when you see...
 
×
×
×
×