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

Khalliqa ·
Your conclusion would be true for someone who does that.. and if that were the point.. However, none of that applies to me.. and has nothing to do with the purpose, spirit or direction of questioning I've presented.. It is highly and unnecessarily speculative.. a red herring.. and is quite silly... The point was asking if it were possible to bridge the gap of understanding.. This means that for those that experience happiness on Father's Day to understand and empathize with those who do...
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Re: The other side of "Father's Day"

SavvysPlace ·
K , first and ForeMost , I'm not going to ignore the conversation just because you don't happen to like the answer I gave you. Second: Truth is Truth and I DID answer your question by telling you that it was neither the time or the place to put that issue on blast. I happen to agree with the brothas regarding the fact that you have all year to address that issue: why pick the day that they get to actually BREATH to smother them with the issue of "DeadBeat Dads"? As asked before, what if...
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Re: Nation of Islam-KKK Konnection: fact or fiction?

Yssys (Guest) ·
Well, I read the book a couple of times as I am very interested in the life and ideology of Malcolm X. This book was really a memoir of him by his nephew Rodnell Collins and his deceased sister Ella Collins. Also with the aid of friend and author Peter Bailey. What I found interesting about this book was they gave his life from the perspective of his sister and other family members. I think that added another texture to his life that many people overlook in favor of his ministry. I didn't...
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Re: The Rise of Hillary Clinton

ThePower ·
Hillary Clinton has not been a shining star in the Senate. Noone here can point to any actual accomplishments. In fact, she's been out of the picture on all major Senate issues. And to think that the Democrat party needs to look to her for salvation in 2008 is also telling. She rose to power SOLELY upon the coat-tails of her husband, not based on any actual achievements or popularity of her own. That indicates a truly sad state for the Democrats in general. Question: Do Democrats 'ever' tire...
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Re: The Rise of Hillary Clinton

kresge ·
I have to agree with your accessment of Hillary in large part. Unfortunately, as the "s/election" of Dubya shows, the office of the president is less about qualifications and accomplishments and more about name recognition, marketing, and money. God has told you, O man and woman, what is good; and what does the SOVEREIGN ONE require of you but to do justice, and to be compassionate, and to walk humbly with your God?
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Re: Black elders bridge generations with frank talk

henry38 ·
MBM, Cosby is not a Politician for him to sugar-coat his words. Do you honestly think Cosby does not know the difference in the delivery approach of his words? Give the man some credit. What do you take him for? I believe he is no fool. I believe he knew exactly what effect he wanted and weighed out different delivery strategies and then used one he liked best to have the maximum impact. I am sure we would not be having this discussion if he had said what he did in a more Politically correct...
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Re: Black elders bridge generations with frank talk

MBM ·
It's less a matter of sugar-coating, and more communicating in a way to maximize impact. I think people say things every day less out of intellect and more out of ego and thoughtlessness. Do you think it is stimulating the people Cosby talked about to be better parents, to be more studious, to spend less on basketball shoes? Really? The only degree to which I care about the media, in this instance, is the degree to which it carries the message to its intended group. I'm not sure that those...
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Re: Oh Condi! How Can You Sell Us Out Like That?

kraaal ·
A Faheem , the so-called black republican is the prodigy and offspring of the old Negroes reward system directly related to American slavery! These are the Negroes that happily catered to massa and accepted their subordination with glee, - snitching on those seeking they're freedom. Then these same Negroes would stand back and watch massa whip and punish those who made an attempt at freedom. Our history is replete withy numerous examples of these kinds of blacks who have today transcended...
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Re: Who Is To Blame For BLACK On Black Youth Crime ?

NikkiSixx ·
CHICKEN CURRY WITH GREEN APPLE AND COCONUT CHUTNEY ingredients Chutney 1 fresh coconut 1 teaspoon cumin 1 pound Granny Smith apples 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 large bunch cilantro, stemmed 2 serrano or jalapeño chilies, seeded, stemmed, halved 2 garlic cloves, each cut in half 3/4 teaspoon salt Chicken Curry 9 large garlic cloves 2 serrano or jalapeño chilies, seeded, stemmed, halved 1 3-inch-long piece fresh ginger, peeled, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3 medium onions,...
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Re: Who Is To Blame For BLACK On Black Youth Crime ?

NikkiSixx ·
ASIAN-STYLE PORK STIR-FRY ingredients 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 1 12-ounce pork tenderloin, fat trimmed, halved lengthwise 1 pound green beans, trimmed 1/3 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon cornstarch 2 teaspoons peanut oil 1 teaspoon grated orange peel 1 garlic clove, minced preparation Mix first 4 ingredients in 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Add pork tenderloin halves and turn...
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Re: Wife Material

RadioRaheem ·
pimping women?? I don't believe that is true. Maybe there is a misunderstanding of terms...are you saying that I have posted thread topics that encourage men to buy a convertible cadillac and a fur lined coat [with matching top hat] and hire hookers for the criminal act of prostitution?? I don't remember posting such things.
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Re: The Riot Starter Returns: Black women trying 'Something New' in Italy [Sponsored by BlackWeekly.com

RadioRaheem ·
http://blackweekly.com/darleneinthecity/ Darlene in the City by Darlene Ford Bella Italia: Part 2 - All Roads Lead To Rome Ciao, Belli! Welcome back, as we resume the better part of our Italian journey. No easy task, mobilizing a large group, but Fleace' Weaver gently shepherded us, from LAX and through our layover in London-Heathrow. Our flight from London to Rome was a smooth one -- unlike the turbulent ride from LAX to London. Fleace and I discovered, much to our delight, that the...
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Re: The Riot Starter Returns: Black women trying 'Something New' in Italy [Sponsored by BlackWeekly.com

Khalliqa ·
Honestly HB... my statements are not a call to reject lighter skinned women... its simply to be honest and admit that colorism exists heavy in the black male mind... and if one wants to know why many black women are turning coat... its because they are desperately trying to find acceptance without feeling lonely... black men have rejected many of us... and many sisters are choosing to fly to the enemy... and the black male response is denial... or more put downs... so... we have a large...
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Re: The Riot Starter Returns: Black women trying 'Something New' in Italy [Sponsored by BlackWeekly.com

Oshun Auset ·
What's up with the denial? And using the example of interracial 'marriage' being at a low rate, when 'marriage' isn't gonna even be a reality for the majority of Black women doesn't prove a damn thing about beauty prefferences. Statistically, it is a FACT that brothers date inter-racially at exponentially higher rates than sisters, period.(It was posted on here a long time ago). Because we live in a white supremacist patriarchal society, the 'European beauty standard' is going to effect...
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Re: Colin Powell Goes Back to His Scottish Roots

ma'am ·
He wasn't born in Jamaica. He was born in The Bronx. I didn't know all members of the Commonwealth could have a coat of arms. I figured you had to be blue-blood, inbred, or something. I would love to design an offical coat of arms for my family. It'd be something interesting to pass through the generations. Costs too much, though.
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Re: Studies cite link between booze sales, inner city violence

Kocolicious ·
Well...I'm always skeptical to statistics....the probability charts....cuz my thang is: who sponsored this research? And are they deliberate issues strategically directed in a certain high risk area where blackfolks are? And if the research facility doesn't come up with the right numbers....will they get paid anyway or if they are paid first do they have..to justify the findings in the way the donor wants to project? Too many questions pop in my head as why I always go And base my personal...
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Re: Obama's strategic edge: Cash to campaign everywhere

Kocolicious ·
Noah the African wrote: If the O's fit...... . You will be at the polls with your fish nets, pumps, and fur scarf...no doubt Hey Hey...whatcha talkin' bout? No pumps...platform shoes and no fur scarf....FUR coat. Imma expensive O's. If I'm gonna step out...step out RIGHT! No sense in freezing my buns off...now is there? Don't forget...I'm old school. I KNOW how to do it. But!
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Re: Obama's strategic edge: Cash to campaign everywhere

Noah The African ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Aint nothing wrong with having "CLASS" sister . If you going to be an O for a politician....do it with style and grace. You must be one of yo presidents "bottom O's". PS....I am just funning with you Miss Koco.....it's all metaphoric...no disrespect intended . Politicians are pimps...for the most part....any you got you a good one
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Re: Bobby Brown Opted To Leave Whitney Houston's Funeral with Posse in Tow. He Stayed For 15 Minutes.

Kocolicious ·
Brotha Huey wrote: Don't you even dare try to shame me for telling the truth! Shame on you! First of all, she's 19, so she's NOT a child anymore. Maybe not by YOUR standards, she may not be a child. But by my standards she is. Oops I dared. Cuz one year in adulthood does not make you GROWN. Didn’t you know that? And sorry my brotha, don’t get it twisted…but! You are NOT telling the truth. You are merely giving an interpretation of what you think a socially accepted “look” is....doesn’t mean...
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Re: Obama Healthcare Law Struck Down

sunnubian ·
From NPR's timeline of using reconciliation in health care bills: GOP Senators Who Used Budget Reconciliation To Pass Bush Agenda Items Now Calling It ‘Chicago Style Politics’ By Lee Fang on Mar 24, 2009 at 6:21 pm Today, Politico reported that Republican senators are prepared to go “ nuclear ” — essentially shutting down the Senate through the use of parliamentary maneuvers — if President Obama attempts to use budget reconciliation to pass key parts of his legislative agenda, such as health...
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Re: Growing Number Incorrectly Say Obama is Muslim

EbonyRose ·
You know what .... the more and more I see things .... President Obama promised CHANGE .. and that is EXACTLY what he has brought. He's a different kind of man with a different kind a plan. And although somebody is not gonna like the various things he has done .. or the way he's done them ... the fact is, many things are not the way they always have been. And that has a whole bunch of people (depending on what their personal objective is) ether pissed off, highly ecstatic ... or somewhere in...
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Re: Now she has really lost her mind...."Raven-Symoné Said She Wouldn’t Hire Someone With A 'Black' Name"

Kocolicious ·
I loooooooooove the video. Raven got her ass torn....big time. And everything said is absolutely on the mark. Itch couldn't deal with real blackfolks in a roundtable discussion...they would eat her ass up[not literally...like she would want...but]. Cuz why? She couldn't handle what real blackfolks would say to her stupid uneducated ignorant behind. She is testimony why folks like her should STAY in school and another testimony that parents should keep their children out of the spotlight and...
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Re: Now she has really lost her mind...."Raven-Symoné Said She Wouldn’t Hire Someone With A 'Black' Name"

Kocolicious ·
I still to this day don't understand WHY Whoopie or any other black woman celebrity haven't pulled her focking coat. This is ridiculous that this c$nt is able to say shyte right in front of another black person. Cuz massa loves this...big time. A buffoon itch diarrhea[ing] out the mouth about black people who had her back her entire life. Ho. Proof kids need to STAY in school. Especially ours. Cuz they get on the illusion that massa is their friend. Not true. And the fact that she has...
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Re: Now she has really lost her mind...."Raven-Symoné Said She Wouldn’t Hire Someone With A 'Black' Name"

Cholly ·
Quote: "I still to this day don't understand WHY Whoopie or any other black woman celebrity haven't pulled her focking coat." Whoopie isn't going to pull her coat because "The View" is struggling for ratings versus their competition "The Talk" and "The Real" that has gained ground or has surpassed them in popularity. That's why they keep shuffling the deck with their roster trying to find the proper mix that will keep them out front and Raven Symone is the perfect talk show host: She's...
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Re: Protest in Baltimore against appointment of new police commissioner

Norland ·
When people are bona fide citizens of a country, they don't get treated in the manner we've always gotten treated in this country. These Caucasians have NEVER treated us as sovereign citizens of america; because we're NOT!!! To white people we're niggers and that's the way they've always treated us. They sugar coat some shit sometimes to keep our mouths shut for a second, but turn around 3 times, it's back to the slaughtering/hating business as usual.
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Re: PBS' 'Finding Your Roots' Returns After Ben Affleck Controversy

Kocolicious ·
I like to say that we as a black people should go a step further than this. We need to really investigate our roots to the world. And when we do? We will find out that it is more complex information than massa and his boys ever let on. And if we can get some of our young people to get a taste of history. then the sky will be the limit to what they WILL uncover. The problem with uncovering our true history is the black elites who have socially blended with massa. It is the same dynamics that...
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Re: Trump Slams NFL Players For Kneeling During National Anthem In Preseason Game

Norland ·
I'll be so happy when this orange asshole is no longer a figure on my TV. Maybe he should watch hockey. Watch something that has nothing black anywhere to be seen. When does he run this joint called a "country?" Perhaps one day he'll find a coat jacket that fits and he won't constantly have to "yank on it." Maybe he can delete a couple inches of cloth from his pecker covers called ties. He's disgusting. Yeah, I said it.
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Re: Omarosa New book has got the attention of the prez

Norland ·
Lordy, President Barack Obama, I MISS YOU!! So handsome, such an intelligent wife and children and YOU, so enjoyed Sunny and Bo, such beautiful coloring of the skin tone, so handsome walking across the airport/tarmac with the Marine all slim and tall, with your coat tail flapping in the breeze. Let me say this one more time: I MISS YOU!!!!! Every single day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Should Ben Carson Apologize to Obama?

RadioRaheem ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: So, he doesn't apologize for what he said, he only apologizes for what he said hurting or offending members of the John Hopkins community . In other words, it like he said, "I'm sorry if you were offended by me spitting in your face, but I'm not sorry that I spit in your face. Well, intelligent people know that college degrees and being skilled at doing something physical doesn't make You intelligent, it only makes you a person with college degrees and someone...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

TheRealDeal ·
-RadioRaheem, Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: Originally Posted by Yemaya: If black women are played out, then black men are definitely played out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOny9fnVqRQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot6VCBVfRKc Thanks for the sharing this. Sure can't fault "White Supremacy" racism/Racist Caucasians/Racist Republicans, etc., etc., for the actions of foolish black women stealing hair products, and the resulting truly earned criminal indictment, fines, and jail time that...
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Re: Obama trying to lower expectations – again

Kocolicious ·
Look! You DON'T know WHAT I do. And... I don't need to do anything other than what I am doing. What YOU need to do is LIVE in the REAL world and stop projecting what you THINK you perceive. Just so you know.... I am THINKING for myself...I'm thinking right now HOW focking CRAZY you are. And my thinking tell me to KNOW better than to listen to the likes of someone like YOU. But....the REAL sad part in all of this? You DON'T get it. Cuz no body up in here has been waiting for YOU to come on...
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Re: Picture posted for no reason at all

Norland ·
I've said this many times. When the human body is built the way the human body is supposed to be built, there is no competition from any other race of people in comparison to the African black man and woman. A handsome black man in a suit, will damn near make me melt into a pile of chocolate. President Obama's an absolute dream to me when he's walking from the plane with the Marine beside him on the tarmac with his coat tail flying in the breeze. So tall, so straight, so handsome. The only...
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Re: MSNBC panel makes fun of Mitt Romney's black grandson

Kocolicious ·
Why would I give thought provoking comments? I know I know! Cuz you have NONE!!! And the purpose of being on this site...is what? Since it's not giving thought provoking comments..then it must be being the stupid,unreasonable need to dump on somebody angst of a coward BULLY!!! That would be YOU and is a sample reality as to why there is no hope for our people. I said I was through last time...really through this time. Just thought I pull your coat as a favor to one potential senior to...
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Re: NECESSITY OF BLACK INFERIORITY COMPLEX TO RACISM Dr

Kocolicious ·
Brotha Roarin! wrote: No need to apologize sis...we all get sleepy sometimes! It's just that when we're wide awake, we should all be much more ready to listen--huh? Yes you are correct. And "standards!". That's the word I've been looking for....for years to describe what is missing in our community. We lack the standards we once had as a people. Al Sharpton brought that point up yesterday in an interview with Oprah. In my opinion, it's a very true and valid assessment. Cuz whatever we lacked...
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Re: Donald Trump to black voters: 'What the hell do you have to lose?'

Norland ·
This is the worst duo running for "President" I've ever seen in my life!! One's coughing her brains out,wobbling her head around like it's on a stick with the top of her mouth pointing to the heavens and the bottom she's stepping on it when "smiling", with Satan waving and smiling from the hole in her tongue, "hollering", pointing her fingers in someone's chest, while temporarily "losing her damn mind." All of 4'4". Wearing a twelve thousand dollar coat that looks like it should have been...
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Re: What America Needs to Tell Obama

Norland ·
All I have to say to the President is Thank you. Your mother and grandparents raised you well. You're smart, you're intelligent, you're articulate, you wear a suit like no other. Always look like you just got out the shower, handsome as can be. You'd make any mother proud to the maximum. I think you did fine being President of this U.S., seeing the kinds of people you had to contend with every waking hour of every day of your presidency so far. In fact, I think you should receive another...
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Re: This is why I know Rappers are FAKE.....Kanye and Kim Marry

Norland ·
I just gotta say, when ya see a fine, fine, supa fine African Brotha walking ya way with everything in place, dressed to the nines, one has to be deader than a doornail not to LUST. When homeboy has his shit together, there's nothing/no one on the planet like HIM!!!!! He can be ONE GORGEOUS SPECIMEN!!!!! People can rail against President Obama all day, every day, but when he walks on that tarmac with a Marine beside him, coat tail blowing in the wind, my oh my!! He's no SLOUCH in the looks ...
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Re: Africa In Brazil And The 2014 World Cup—Redefining Afro-Brazilian Relations

williams (Guest) ·
Few links I got and one of them is yours. Nice content in neat presentation. I also happen to check out Rebecca Ferguson Mission Impossible 5 Coat observed in MI5. Looks cool, I’m sure the ladies will fall from it.
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Re: Jail Is Sinking Families Into Poverty, And Women Pay The Most

Norland ·
Jail is nothing but slamming Africans in cages just like they do dogs, cats, lions, tigers, gorillas. They have an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. What we really need in this damn country is an: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Niggers, Negroes, N-Words!! No need to sugar coat the wording, that's what we're called whenever WE'RE NOT IN CLOSE PROXIMITY (you really can omit the last 2). 500 years of this shit and there's no end in sight..........
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Re: Robert Reich says the next Dem president should nominate Obama for the Supreme Court

Norland ·
He received the Nobel Peace Prize because he can talk their talk and deal with their crazy asses without wanting to kill a couple every second. He doesn't walk like them, so I had to leave that out. After he's out of office NO ONE will ever run up and down the steps of Air Force #1 again. Some fool might fall down those jokers periodically; forever holding onto the banister for dear life, taking an hour to climb them. No one's coat tail is going to fly in the breeze while walking alongside a...
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Re: Raven Symone at it again: Is this girl slow in the head?

Kocolicious ·
I told yall she's too busy yodeling to recognize she's making an ass outta herself. She is deliberately alienating herself from the core black celebrity entourage...cuz subliminally she's taking up for the host cuz he's gay and that's the only reason why. Her statement shows she lacks integrity and social grace. A lotta gays are like that. Talk out the side of their necks before thinking or even caring about the consequences. Many of em think its cute but it is not. And these are the folks...
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Re: White Man On White Supremacy & Fear of a Black Nation

Philippe ·
I like the sincerity of this white guy, he presented the facts the way it is without " sugar coat"
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Re: Watch: Black Lives Matter Activists Confront Hillary Clinton

Norland ·
She looks like a little penguin in a pants suit to me. Little flippers flappin' like she's conducting an orchestra, head noddin' continuously. Ugh!!! We've been looking at her for the past 20 years, it seems every day!!!! Have to look at these bedraggled dudes runnin' around for the presidency for the next too many damn days, every day. Ugh!! It's entirely too much for me, at the moment!!! I'm going to miss my handsome well-dressed super-fine president walking along the tarmac with his coat...
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Re: Nina Simone's Face

Kocolicious ·
Just like white folks remake films. There is still room for Black artists to remake the story of Nina Simon. It will take a very aggressive, daring production to get her life told with the utmost respect and integrity. Saldana knows damn well...that it was just too much preparation for us to resemble the beauty of Nina. Nina has a large presence that matches the fullness in her face. It will take a bold sista number one to fit those shoes of Nina's powerful existence on this earth during her...
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Re: I knew this but I try to avoid it because it makes me feel bad and angry

sunnubian ·
Record Low Number of Black Doctors After Obama Cut Dollars to HBCUs That Produce 85% of Them October 26 14:12 2015 by YvetteNew Print This Article by Yvette Carnell A disturbing NPR report found that there were fewer black medical doctors in 2014 than 1978. This news comes after controversy over the Obama administration’s defunding of HBCUs, which produce 85 percent of black doctors. From NPR: Record Drop in # of Black Dr.s as Obama Remains Hostile to HBCUs That Graduate 85% of Them Click to...
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry Host walks off MSNBC show: 'I will not be used as a tool'

Norland ·
Neither are friends of blacks. Trump doesn't bullshit about the situation; Hillary does. That's the difference. White folks are white folks. They couldn't respect the man that's in office now and never have. If they ever re-instate the Draft, they'll FORCE our babies to foreign wars, other than that, we're at war here permanently with them. We're just meant to die around these mofos and they'll make sure it happens. White people detest black people. They wanted the free labor and that's all...
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Re: Prince JUST died.

Kocolicious ·
D’Angelo Honors Prince With Touching Cover Of ‘Sometimes It Snows In April’ With the help of Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover band. 04/27/2016 10:33 am ET 516 Julia Brucculieri Entertainment Writer, The Huffington Post D’Angelo is the latest star to honor Prince, the music icon who died last week at the age of 57 . The singer delivered a soulful and touching tribute to the late, great music icon on “The Tonight Show” yesterday with a little help from Princess , Maya Rudolph and Gretchen...
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Black Bear ~ White Bear: Race Essay I

Nmaginate ·
The following is verbatim a post that I made on another website. I appreciate your comments and critiques especially on the Bear Analogy. Thanks! quote: quote: [MLK] paved the way for people to live and work side by side - allowing us to view each other as individuals rather than Black or White. The above statement is from Vdiamond's comments... I must make a point to highlight what may be meant but is poorly emphasized, I guess because of each of our relative perspectives and, perhaps, the...
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Who REALLY Killed Malcolm X?

EgbertSouse ·
While the names of Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray and Sirhan Sirhan will forever be remembered as infamous assassins of the 1960's, when it comes to the actual killers of Malcolm X, it seems many people, especially black folks, are struck with a...
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Car Buying Strategy - Get The Best Deal!

MBM ·
I am reposting this from back in 2002. Enjoy.MBM----------------------------------------------Here is a strategy that you can employ to ensure that you get the car you want at the absolute best price!DETERMINE WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO YOU IN A...
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