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Re: Raids across Brazil free 4,000 slaves

Dusty Elbow ·
Much work ahead for Brazil elite to understand the effects of past and present slavery in binging their slogan "order and progress". The elite look as tired as ever. Slavery has a slogan to "You work, I eat". And its written all over this article.
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

BanjiGirl ·
First of all white people did NOT end slavery as an act of benevolence. They ended slavery when it was no longer profitable for them. By the 1830s plantation slavery was no longer profitable for slave masters. The new form of slavery "colonialism" was the new avenue of wealth. Mother England led the colonialization process. In other words enslave the "black bastards" in their native lands instead of spending good money to ship them to America to work impoverished plantations. Let them...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

nayo ·
"""Once slavery "ended" and the slaves were let go, America, Brazil, the Carribbean and Latin America were finished with us. We were let go not "freed". Now it was time to ship in the white Europeans and now the Asians and Hispanics to enjoy this wealth. Black folks can all go to hell! Now to show you how twisted is the thinking of Europeans, if a pet owner was to abandon his pet on the freeway or be found not providing food or water for said pet his irresponsible ass would go to jail or pay...
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

BanjiGirl ·
Its basically due to ignorance. Black Americans have been so disconnected from Africa and what we were taught was basically negative. For example we were taught that Africa was a primitive backwards lands of voodoo-worshiping heathens and we should be "glad" that the benevolent white Christian slavemasters rescued our behinds from such a backwards heathenish place. Africa is still considered backwards and it's people mired in ignorance. And of course we were told that African physical...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

ZAKAR ·
you have to be a participant in it to strenghten it. how many people on this thread actually know brothers and sistas from the continent, how many have eaten at their houses and visa versa.What about Columbia, Brazil, Haiti,Cuba, I mean do people actually know individuals from these places.I do!
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

MBM ·
OK - Mr. Pan Africanist - you be da man! Since you have all the answers, please explain a couple of questions I have. 1) Please explain your vision for global Pan Africanism. What does it look like? How does it work? How do you connect Africans all over the world? 2) What is your strategy to achieve this global Pan Africanism? The continent is extraordinarily fractured as is. African America has a diverse group within itself. How do you pull all this together with Africans around the world?
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

ricardomath ·
Next time you invite your Col o mbian friends over for supper, ask them how they spell their country's name.
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

ricardomath ·
BTW, when you post comments like the following two comments, it would probably be better to post them is different threads, seperated in time so that the threads end up of different pages, so that folks don't notice that they were actually posted by the very same person... It's less embaressing that way...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

LovNThySoul ·
I think after my experiences i would be very careful of dating anyone. In my experience, for a black man, being a loving man that has a good heart does not really matter. I've even had this told to me directly and with actions. That to me speaks volumes. I have never dated a white woman and don't find them attractive ( as they would have to look like a sista ) however i will keep my options open for a foreign sista. BTW, i read this thread and I like all shades of sistas but i've always...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

caribbeanflavored ·
i like how you like the dark chocolate
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

qty226 ·
Well ya know i have to agree!!
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

sergeant ·
And now the riff-raff saunters in to protect their 'mindsets' by offering only personal insults. Fear not my friends, you are conversing with a brother, not the white man that you hate so much. But I'm going to tell it like it is. But in uncovering historical reality, it is truly insane to suggest that all white people did was come here to kill other folks or oppress other folks, etc, thats an ignorant view of history. Didn't happen that way at all. When you make statements whatsit such as:...
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Re: Where would I be now if my parent's never met?

MBM ·
Interesting. I haven't thought about this a whole lot, and I'm not sure that my thoughts will be completely coherent (so what else is new right? ), but I'll give it a shot. It seems to me that the above statement suggests a randomness about the universe that belies the extraordinary complexity and organization that, in fact, actually exists. With the example of the butterfly impacting Ricardomath's birth as context, think about the realm of coincident events that would have had to occur to...
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Re: Where would I be now if my parent's never met?

MBM ·
I told you I might not be coherent! Slavery is an event that influenced people, but that is naturally separate from the people themselves. I contend that people that meet - are meant to meet. In my thinking, it could not be a coincidence as there are so many billions of events that could occur in the universe to prevent specific people from meeting. The fact that they do is 'proof positive' of the fact that that meeting was meant to occur. Even if you think of the fact that there are...
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Re: A Candid Conversation About Color

whatzgoingon ·
You guys should have tried growing up dark skinned in the backwards-assed South! It was hell being a dark skinned child in the 80's. The adults tended to not like you because you were dark skinned while the lighter kids got more love and attention (sunnubian, I understand completely your coffee story). When you got old enough to date, the girls rejected you because you were too dark and they wanted a light skinned brother so their kids could have light skin and wavy hair. Some black parents...
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Re: A Candid Conversation About Color

Afroman ·
Henry, it certainly wasn't my intention to overwhelm members with my posts ! From now, on I'll make sure to spread the knowledge. ONE AFRIKAN LOVE!! Now that is a true statement! Dark skinned blacks in Latin America are among the MOST oppressed people on earth today! Color discrimination against the very dark skinned folks in Latin America is no different from what it was in South Africa...It is well known and depressing how the AFRO-Brazilians and Negroid black children in some Spanish...
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Re: A Candid Conversation About Color

Toumani ·
Henry, What I mean is that if you are AA and are either middle or upper middle class, many of "them" who are also members of those classes will automatically assume that you share the same views on race as they day. As a matter of fact, they usually are quite shocked to find out that you don't on many issues. Many of them wholeheartedly believe that class trumps race in the US, and they refuse to believe that in this country, race will often dictate the class by way of economics and other...
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Re: A Candid Conversation About Color

henry38 ·
Gosh you know until you asked the question I have never thought about it. Never thought about it because here in London colour tint among black people is not seen as an issue . I guess it is because there are so many other races and nationalities in a small area battling the same issues it does not feature high in black people's minds. England being predominantly white that is 90 percent of the population they tend to like very dark skin black people as opposed to light skin black people, so...
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Re: Where would I be now if my parent's never met?

ricardomath ·
I suspect that there is no true randomness in the universe, only aparent randomness, and that the universe simply evolves deterministicaly. The complex interactions of the constituent parts appears random to us because of a lack of knowledge of exactly how things are, and a lack of computational ability to follow the consequences, even if we had the knowledge. It is not so much that the butterfly "causes" the hurricane by flapping its wings, but rather that the flapping of its wings is...
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
Giuliani, Clinton & 7 Other White Guys: What's Wrong With This Picture? By Linda Bean © 2003 DiversityInc.com October 14, 2003 "Two days in New York that will inspire you for years." That's the promise behind the "World Business Forum -- Leadership Speaks," a mid-May symposium that aims -- according to a really well-done brochure -- to bring together "nine eminent leaders and thinkers speaking on topics of utmost importance to the business community." Of course, all nine eminent leaders...
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Re: Introduction to Voodoo in Haiti

Afroman ·
Santeria, A Practical Guide to Afro-Caribbean Magic. By Luis M. Nuñez Introduction Santeria is not an archaic religion. It is a vibrant force with five hundred years of continuous history in the Western Hemisphere. Its African roots go back at least as far as Christianity's. Santeria has millions of followers spread across the United States, the Caribbean, Central, and South America. There is Voodoo in Haiti, Macumba in Brazil and Candomble in the Northern coasts of South America. Its...
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Re: Introduction to Voodoo in Haiti

Afroman ·
MACUMBA "Macumba" (also known as Quimbanda) is the everyday term used by Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro to describe two types of African spirit worship: Candomble (followed in northern State of Bahia) and Umbanda (a newer form originating in Niteroi, in the southern State of Rio de Janeiro between 1900 and November 15, 1908). Macumba originated with African slaves shipped to Brazil in the 1550's, who continued to worship their African Gods. Their Gods are called ORIXAS. The slaves incorporated...
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
Throughout western history, have white women been the primary agents of oppression? by Bill McDonald Copyright © 1993 by Bill McDonald -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About 1960 a favorite joke went something like this: "My wife and I have a clear understanding. I make all the important decisions. I decide what the family position is on the recognition of Red China, how many wings of B-52s the Air Force needs, and what to do about the federal...
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Re: GHANAIAN WOMEN DEMANDING PROTECTION FROM VIOLENCE

Prophetessofrage ·
Sun Nubian here are additional articles revealing the barbarity African males exact against the African woman. Now anyone with COMMON SENSE knows they are so grateful for any help to alleviate brute conduct so I'm putting information out and requesting black women who are prayers to pray for these women and do what's in our individual and collective power to save them from the savagery of African males.
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
You know Djona, I'll be honest with you I didn't read any more than 10% of this post mostly from lack of interest in the net as a whole, and that I did read was while I was making dinner, talking with people who came in with me, or comming in late. And while I still didn't read that much I just got through reading most of yours. I say that to say, your far more the diplomat than I gave you credit for. While I do take issue with some of what you said (as your about to see) I do owe you an...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

djonmaila ·
And yes I do think the supposed man shortage is mostly hype. What I'm saying is 2.6 million isn't all that big. In most nations for most generations women usually out number men. Heck, there are almost 4mil. more white women than men, and they ain't trippin' in Brazil and Africa there's A huge difference in men to women. There's just no hysteria. Although I think no matter what the difference 1 mil. 5000,000 you'd still be complaining. Couple of things. How often do we hear news about Africa...
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Re: Slavery Lives on, Say 76% of Brazilians

Afroman ·
November 20, 2003, was the annual day of Black consciousness (Dia Nacional da Consciência do Negro) in Brazil, and there were official ceremonies throughout the country. It officially commemorates the death and heroism of Zumbi of Palmares , the great leader of the Quilombo (maroon city) in northern Brazil. Here's a link to photos from a march in the city of São Paulo: http://www.midiaindependente.org/pt/green/2003/11/268533.shtml In other places, like São José do Rio Preto in SP state,...
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Re: Slavery Lives on, Say 76% of Brazilians

Yssys (Guest) ·
No many would rather say "I'm not black, I'm hispanic/latino". There are a few that do have black pride. Fortunately, Brazil is one of those countries. Maybe the attitude will spread to the rest of Latin America. 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 strategy. We have to keep in mind at all times that we are not...
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Re: a screwed-up interpretation of the african diaspora

rayne ·
dear afroman: i read your reply, and i find alot of truth in what you mentioned concerning my reference to new zealand and australia. thanx. now my question is, and i know alot of people who just might (note: "might") feel the same way that I do: where do we go from here as a people? and im refering explicitly to the entire African Diaspora when it comes to this. in fact, first of all, what do we show in order to represent the collective and entire AD to the world? I suggest that an...
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

ricardomath ·
Non-Discrimination in Civil Marriage: Perspectives from International Human Rights Law and Practice A Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper Many people take for granted that their government will acknowledge their relationships of love and care. Yet some relationships are arbitrarily denied that recognition. The results may be devastating. A partner may be denied the rights to * make medical decisions on a partner's behalf when she is sick, or even visit the partner or the partner's child in...
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Re: Slavery Lives on, Say 76% of Brazilians

EbonyRose ·
Modern-Day Slaves Found on Brazil Senator's Ranch BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Dozens of Brazilian workers were found in slave-like conditions on a senator's ranch on Thursday, the Labor Ministry said, as Congress debated a bill to confiscate the land of such employers. The discovery of the 32 workers on the ranch of Senator Joao Ribeiro of the right-wing PFL party came two weeks after four Labor Ministry officials investigating slavery elsewhere were shot dead. The killings prompted efforts...
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Re: Slavery Lives on, Say 76% of Brazilians

sunnubian ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Yssys: No many would rather say "I'm not black, I'm hispanic/latino". There are a few that do have black pride. Fortunately, Brazil is one of those countries. Maybe the attitude will spread to the rest of Latin America." ____________________________________ I still cannot cease to be amazed at the dis-unity of peoples of African descent around the globe and the contempt that people of African descent have for one another and for who they REALLY are; at least...
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Re: Was Aristide Kidnapped.

Afroman ·
Why outsiders and insiders who are well aware of Bush's policy on Haiti hate Aristide? Because Aristide's government, while economically aligned on certain point with US global agenda, does not represent the full aspiration of a US installed puppet regime varnished by a democratic process of facade. Aristide's government is not palatable to Washington for several reasons. Haiti has relations with Cuba. Aristide has refused to abandon certain social projects. His government has stalled...
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

Kweli4Real ·
JWC is exactly correct. This pritization of SS is merely a grab by the financial industry. It argues me that, here again, the left has allowed the right to control the debate through half-truth and out-right lies. The purpose of SS was never about transfering wealth to people; rather, it was to prevent people from living there non-working days in absolute poverty. It was a contract between the working generation to care for the non-working generation. It was our societal choice that we are...
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

Kweli4Real ·
Here's another (easy to understand) analysis of the Social Security privitization issue: www.truthout.org/docs_05/printer_010305F.shtml BTW, In my last post I referenced Brazil as a country with private SS-like investment accounts, actual the country is Argentina.
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Re: Brazil Opens Its Arms to Africa

James Wesley Chester ·
I like it. I like it. Ten years ago, I had the glimmer of an opportunity to initiate a technology in Natal's mining industry to help protect/cleanup it's fresh-water waterways. The U. S. manufacturer had always been a 'bad actor' in the eyes of the government, and the government refused to allow the base product into the market place. Seeing this iniative by Brazil is really a breathe of fresh air. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Are we brown or black???

Sweetwuzzy ·
What are you talking about??? Whats your obsession with shades of color??? We don't live in Brazil, we don't classify ourselves according to complexion.
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Re: Ralph Nader drops the 'N' word at Washington fundraiser...

gorilladyck ·
http://www.playahata.com/pages/morpheus/niggaz.html Niggaz, Niggers, & Other Mythical Creatures by Morpheus So the other day I'm watchin some evening news on one of the major networks, and lo' and behold the whole *nigga* and J-Lo controversy erupts. And yeah I know, its been talked bout and rehashed. So why beat a dead horse u might ask? CUZ ITZ DEAD! Ain't gonna hurt da' horse none! On the show, a black journalist reported on the entire fiasco. He went around interviewing different...
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Re: White People And The Myth Of "Rugged Individualism"

Kweli4Real ·
I know this is somewhat , but I think this is an example of the relevant "Myth Belief." This weekend I was playing golf with my golf club. After the round, I ended up having a beer while watching the Brazil/France World Cup match. I was sitting at a table with "Bob", one of the club's members [white/male]. Bob talks a lot about his travels to South Africa. I commented that the players are so talented that they could do things to the ball with their feet that most people couldn't do with...
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Re: Race relations part 2

kraaal ·
The problems African Americans face today is intra-racial rather than between races. Affirmative action and reparations for slavery will do nothing for the drastic increases in gang murder and ignorance. And as far as reparations for slavery are concerned, its time for African Americans to demand from West Africa reparations for their part in the slave trade as well as the catholic church's participation in Brazil!!!
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Re: 20Q with Vox

Vox ·
As soon as I can make some real estate related decisions (costs around my region are insane right now, but I need to do something), I'll set sights on going away again. Brazil, the Dominican Republic, England, Germany, & maybe Italy (all three in one trip, obviously) are on my "hopefully soon" list. Within the next 2/3 years, I want to visit Ghana and vicinity. I didn't like either of those bands u named. Back then I mostly just liked songs, rather than artists, although I did like some...
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Re: 20Q with Vox

FireFly ·
yup, I can 'feel' you on Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Italy. All three in one trip? why is that? I always found his lyrics - particularly the Infected cd a sort of conscious voice of Britian... 53rd State of the USA and all.... and Talk Talk's Uncertain Smile aaah... oh well. We hit common ground on Depeche Mode. Awesome band. Lyrically and musically. Never saw them live though. I did see TFF live and they were great. Hey... back in the 80's. .
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Re: Ramanujan: True Genius

HonestBrother ·
1729 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 1729 is known as the Hardy-Ramanujan number , after a famous anecdote of the British mathematician G.H. Hardy regarding a hospital visit to the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. In Hardy's words: I remember once going to see him when he was ill at Putney. I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a dull one, and that I hoped it was not an unfavorable omen. "No," he replied, "it is a very...
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Re: Hello Everyone

Kocolicious ·
This is a photo taken from Bahia, Brazil. The land of Black sistahood. These beautiful ladies represent the positive spirit of black women in Bahia-colorful, happy with full knowledge of their African culture. A mecca for black women's rediscovery of "self." This photo is my "muse/inspiration" cuz it reminds me of easter sundays with my sisters growing up......
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Re: Hello Everyone

Khalliqa ·
Bahia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was just listening to a song by Angelique Kidjo called Bahia.... it is sooo beautiful.... I can definitely understand why you chose it.... I was immediately drawn to it... and frankly, it was a welcome pleasantry in my day.... you have great taste, sister.... Peace, Khalliqa
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Re: Whites protest at African name changes

Kocolicious ·
I never said that. I'm for freedom for all misplaced Africans.... From Cuba to Brazil...and everywhere in between or around, to the left to the right, up, down and upside down!
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Re: Black - Brown Coalitions: Dissected For Your Consideration

Kocolicious ·
Well said EbonyRose...gurlllll! I also like to add that the "Indian" blood in Latinos/Hispanics is the same "Indian" blood in us. So what does that make us? And the same European blood in them is the same European blood in us. Spain, Portugal, Italy....but mostly Spain and Portugal on their side....and the rest of Massa on our side. If you look at Latino history: Mexico/South America and Central America....their culture didn't fair them well either cuz we all know they were indigeous people...
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Re: A Mother's Racism

Huey ·
Secondly, why did she pick India and not say Brazil, or Africa? Was it because of the straight hair?
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Re: Hip Hop is NOT a culture...

Oshun Auset ·
How I long for the good old days of hip-hop(did I just say that? I don't mean it Reagan was president for pete's sake!)... I've mourned it's death and moved on, but here is a 'flash back' of when we had a more possitive outlook and hope for the future of this musical genre... "RAP, RHYME AND RHYTHM," RAP-HIP-HOP CULTURE'S ORIGINS, POETRY HIP-HOP/RAP CULTURE AND ITS AFRICAN-CARIBBEAN-AFRICAN AMERICAN ORIGINS The origins of rap and hip-hop culture is the African continent and the African...
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Re: Fantasy Job

FireFly ·
I'd like to work for someone like architect Teddy Cruz (San Diego) who is developing sustainable and fair housing practices for inner city residents, or Jaime Lerner, the Mayor of Curitiba (Brazil) who has redesigned his city to put people and parks and humanity before cars and development - and shown it can work. Both men have unique vision, commitment, energy and determination.
 
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