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Re: Vouchers ???

Isome ·
The competition argument doesn't fly. It's bogus from top to bottom, unless schools are going to be changed to for-profit entities, "competition" does nothing. If the change is what's being suggested however, then the proponents of "competition" have not considered the logical chain of events, which includes refusing admittance to the "least among us", in order to maintain or boost student performance and increase profits. ...public school districts in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Dallas,...
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

Rowe ·
It sadens me that we don't see and/or appreciate this kind of beauty more often. Who determines what is "ugly?" Where have all the Black models gone? - a supermodel analyzes racist factors in several industries that impact jobs in the media and fashion modeling industry by Veronica Webb In the fall of 1994, I shared the cover of YSB with Black male model Clayton Hunter and with Roshumba, who had been featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue three years in a row. I, like more than a...
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Re: "?Who Choses Whom?"

FireFly ·
geesh! ...and women love men for exactly the SAME reason! who chooses who is largely irrelevant when most men desire an ongoing choice of a smorgasboard selection. .
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Re: Do Fathers Have rights???

MidLifeMan ·
What if it was the other way around. What if a a mother went away and then came back. Chances are she could receive custody - remember t6he movie. Kramer vs Kramer One of my wifes friends has a 11 year old son. She has never told the father of this child existence.
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Re: Vouchers ???

umbrarchist ·
It recently occured to me there could be another option with these vouchers. Suppose the kids came in to be tested every two months and as long as they remained above average they don't have to come to school. Tell them what books cover the material that will be on the tests and let them do what they please. If the kids have passed all of the tests at the end of the school year and haven't spent the vouchers with any schools or tutors then they can cash them in and keep the money. I bet you...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

EbonyRose ·
Texas Star, I see your point too. And I have to give a bit to what Honest Brother said as well. Different points of view can be just as much a good thing as a bad one. I don't think you'll find what you're looking for here in this particular forum, but I think in the other forums, such as Our Lives or the Business or the Den or the Spot or Relationship forums you find more collaberation and coming together and helping on a variety of different subjects. Perhaps you could try promoting more...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
EVEN MORE!! http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml More responses to "Do Black Men Still Want Us?" Spirited comments about romantic options and worries Letters to the Editor Published October 2, 2004 Where is the love? A magazine asks whether black men still desire black women. Eight men offer their answers. Black women speak out Earlier this week, African-American men answered women's question "Do Black Men Still Want Us?' Now women discuss their romantic...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My take on Part One:...in bold When elementary school teacher Patti Hairston picked up Monday's edition of the St. Petersburg Times, she braced herself. "I knew there would be negative things said about black women by black men," she said. very interesting, esp. since the writer of the original article was merely seeking the 'other side' of the Essence article. Lori Chung, 28, associate TV news producer, single, Brooklyn Personally, I don't feel the love from black men to black women and...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My Take on part two..in bold http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml Andre King Great article on the status of black man/woman relationships. I don't think that that is the end of the black man's opinion on this, however. Even though there were a variety of opinions on the subject, most of them seemed little more than simple preferences. And that is what I think all of this boils down to. If I were to date a woman of another race, I would date her because I...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Texas Star ·
Nmaginate... I really like you, and your thoughts. Even with all your mean remarks. Maybe I wrote this all wrong. I don't even understand some of these responses. I actually just wanted to chat with you, and get to know more about you. All Im trying to do is bring blacks TOGETHER. MY ISSUE IS, I want to get to know you guys more. I don't have a dad, so maybe when look at the pics of these smart old men who seem to care about something, I just wish I could be closer or on your level. The...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Texas Star ·
Nmaginate Don't be mad because you missed your opportunity to have a fly ass 25 year old red bone on your side.... Now, I've moved on, no looking back! Im sure those pressure pills would have quickly turned into Cialis... ; ) I was here, waiting for you, and you stood me up.. Boo Hoo. Now I need to go get a lesson from Honest Brotha.... Whats the topic?
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

MBM ·
Uh, baby - look here.
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Empty Purnata ·
Move over! As another Redbone, I get first dibs! J/K
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Empty Purnata ·
Such fucking tripe. "If God chose to eliminate racism....." FUCK YOU! (not you, the other guy) So what's the excuse for the majority of White Aemricans only making $40,000 a year? Why is it that so many White students who are barely passing get into college easier than high-scoring Black students? Blacks score lower on tests because they are poor (Standardized tests are a poor way of judging intelligence, if that's what the racism-downplayers are getting at; there's that racism out of...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

umbrarchist ·
I agree with all four somewhere between 70 and 90%. There are probably things Whites could do but they wouldn't if they had the brains to figure them out so it doesn't matter. The next thing is the education business. What exactly is meant by education and how is it done? I defined it as the acquisition of relevant knowledge on another site and linked to it from here but I haven't seen any comments. I payed Whitey $4400 for two years of Electrical Engineering in the early 70s. I didn't get a...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Fagunwa ·
During the first couple of years of our marriage money was very scarce. I was in grad school and driving a cab in New York. My wife was in school and working in a day care center. We would meet up for dinner and well you know. One night I came home and the lights were off, candles lit, dinner on the floor. Wifey said she wanted a romantic dinner, no TV, no radio just our own sounds. Found out years later the electricity was cut off and she didn't want me to worry. My mother is the proudest...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Frenchy - There were three posts after qty226's response before yours. Which one touted a double standard? Here's mine again: Where's the double standard? There was no scolding. If you set looks aside, how do you know that a blue collar or non-degreed person can't be a good mate for you? Note there have been very few discussions about people's physical preferences, outside of Rowe. We are talking about personality traits. If you know that common ratio of women to men is 10 to 1 on college...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Well, Kevin... when that "White Boy", a self-professed CONservative, quoted this line from Project 2019, I exposed him and his whole entire charade and scheme. He latched onto this Project 2019 (and quotes Larry Elder, Star Parker, Williams, McWhorter, etc.) and tried to celebrate saying silly shit like "Black Leaders agree with me" even after I've broke his ass down several months ago where he put his tail between his legs and just cried uncle: "I'm done with "race"..." Well, something...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Rowe ·
Awesome stories!
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Re: Cathy Freeman goes bush...

FireFly ·
I found this story about the making of the series. Freeman and Mailman go bush Issue 95 By Erin McWhirter, TV Writer NATIONAL, Jan 19, 2005: It takes a lot to make Olympic gold medallist Catherine Freeman cry. Throughout her life the sports star has been through the devastation of losing big races and other personal dramas, but she rarely cries. However, a recent road trip with actress and pal Deborah Mailman changed all that. In an instant, the city slickers who spent seven weeks travelling...
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Re: The name of our moon?

FireFly ·
I wrote a list of Aboriginal names I copied from a list of Indigenous words but I've lost it and have to go check it out again. They have around 10 or more names specific to the state of the moon... eg. full, quarter, etc. I'll get back to ya next week.
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Folks, I'm saying that I put myself second to no man. I'm not Denzel/Doctor/Laywer. And wanting me is NOT lowering your standards. I should add that I do have the right to use the title Dr. But I'm not an MD. I'm also saying that even when I was a 20 year old janitor, I was still the cream of the crop. <----------- Man with a healthy ego
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Within the past year, I - a Doctor - dated a woman with only a high school diploma who dumped me for her convicted felon ex
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
"If we were all holding out for the cream , none of us would ever get married. At this point, Black women are not even holding out for the possibility of finding someone in the middle . We are reduced down to dating the damn slime just so we're not alone for the rest of our lives." (posted by Frenchy at 6:17PM) Like I said, you aren't reading shit. SO? I never said it was. That's unfortunate and deep, deep, deeeeeep underneath the disdain I feel for you right now, I am genuinely sorry to...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Remember this???: Frenchy, you don't read your own damned posts. OK. Now're you're putting college professors and artists on the same level as ex-cons. I won't have this discussion with you anymore because I see how * twisted * you are upstairs and I might have to start throwing around a word that rhymes with "itch". You win. I do not want to discuss this anymore.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
Man, you have GOT to be kidding me. The world lets you (you meaning men in general) WANT that type of woman without reprocussions. I didn't say that's what you actually GET! OK. Now're you're putting college professors and artists on the same level as ex-cons.[/quote] YOU are the one who has been advocating that women "broaden" their idea of what the cream of the crop is and that we not go specifically for the man who makes the money or has the education. YOU are the one who took offense to...
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

Rowe ·
Sister Kola speaks volumes in her discussion about race and beauty in America. Her thorough discussion about the ways in which the White supremacist concept of whiteness has impacted people globally is reminiscent of the research done by Neely Fuller and Dr. Francis Welsing. I'm certain her analysis has been heavily influenced by Dr. Fuller's United Independent Compensatory Code. Thanks for sharing. Loved it! What is Beauty? Within a world dominated by White Supremacy it is vitally important...
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Re: Fasting

nubian1125 ·
I see fasting more of a health thing. Now from a christian standpoint, Yeshua told his followers to fast and to pray. But for me it is more 90% health and 10% spiritual.
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

MidLifeMan ·
I was blessed with 3 mothers – my mother and my two sisters. My oldest sister use to carry me around with her like I was her baby. Unfortunately, my fond memories are few due to the fact that my mother worked, and my sisters are much older and weren't around a lot when I was growing up. I only saw my mother's mother once a year if that. But the thing I love the most and admire the most is the strength of black women. I've watched my mother, sisters, and many other women for that matter, deal...
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Re: father claims rights denied

Nikcara ·
Sorry, but men whether they are good fathers or bad get screwed on child support. The Bad need to get screwed and I have no problems putting them in jail, yes I said jail. I had a man arrested the second he walked into the courtroom, but that is another story. Good fathers get truly screwed because they want their kids but the mothers use the children as pawn for money. It is totally discretionary for the mother. But men, unlike women will not usually fight for their children. Our...
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: PBS: Slavery And the Making Of America

Jasmine ·
I watched that last year and it was one of THEE greatest programs that I've ever watched. My eyes were GLUED to the tv...it was simply amazing. I learned soooooo much. It really made up for the history that I NEVER learned about during school. I would recommend it to anyone! Thanks for posting abt this Art_Gurl!
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
come on page 10....i love this riot !!!
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Folks, I want to be ABSOLUTELY CLEAR that the above was intended as a PARODY. A parody of what seems to be an all too common complaint among women. I was in no way claiming to represent the actual views of a real person. But to our ears you ladies do sorta sound like this at times even if you don't use the actual words. Art Gurl, I realize there are many legitimate reasons to date interracially. The statement above was a spoof. In fact, your guy friend's experience sounds very familiar to me...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
HB, just curious, but how did you jump from janitor to doctor? That's a catapultic leap.
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

MBM ·
As a parent of two young school age boys I have seen this phenomenon first hand. Little white boys can swing from the ceiling and they are "cute". Let a little black boy do anything - exibiting energy and vibrance outside a very narrow prescribed box of behavior - and it's a problem. The elephant in the room is white racism against black children. Black kids never get the benefit of the doubt that white teachers would want for their own kids (hence they generously shovel it out for other...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
Woo-hoo! we're on page 10!! Now back onto the topic...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
"The point is NOT that "janitors aint shit" or however else things were apparently interpreted." (-Frenchy, 1/19/06, 6:10 PM, Page 2) "And I would take a nice, respectful Plain Joe over a Denzel any day of the week. But that's not the issue. " (-Frenchy, 1/19/06, 7:32 PM, Page 2) "I am not talking about the merits of a blue collar man. There's nothing wrong with a janitor or whatever else. I've expressed that several times now." (-Frenchy, 1/20/06, 5:43 PM, Page 2) "This is NOT about...
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

FireFly ·
hey Huey, the wait is over. (I always check out music suggestions) Afrodite Imani Coppola Audio CD (August 1, 2004) Original Release Date: August 1, 2004 Number of Discs: 1 Label: Mental Records ASIN: B0002TP7FW Average Customer Review: based on 10 reviews. (Write a review.) Amazon.com Sales Rank: #112,093 in Music (See Top Sellers in Music) Yesterday: #109,802 in Music -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Track Listings 1. Afrodite 2. These Days...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM: I have DETAILED to you the great suffering that is taking place as a result of the Tsunami in Indonesia and the Earthquake in Pakistan. While you, being American-centric in your concerns can only talk able the grieving Americans who did lose around 1,000 individuals in their natural disaster with the rest of the evacuees being put up in hotels, houses and trailers at government expense.......... the little boy in the photo has no such protection. The people in Pakistan are going to see...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

MBM ·
Yada yada yada - tell that to the families of the 1,327 people who died as a result of the storm! You can wax poetic all night long about relative this and relative that. That means nothing to folks who lost loved ones. What happened anywhere else in the world is absolutely immaterial to their loss. Is that too difficult for you to grasp?
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Re: father claims rights denied

Nikcara ·
By Sunnubian I am not sure where you practice law, but in NJ, child support is calculated based on both incomes, thereafter, the non-custodial parent, pays in cash or check directly to the cusotidal parent or to the child support office[in NJ it is called the Probation Department], who converts the cash into a check that is either deposited directly into the custodial parent's account or mailed to him or her. The Custodial Parent has the discretion to spend the money as he or she see fit.
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Re: father claims rights denied

sunnubian ·
"I am not sure where you practice law, but in NJ, child support is calculated based on both incomes," ----------------------------------------------- I could have sworn that I stated that, but anyway, since that is how it is caculated, how can it be unfair to either party, especially to him or whichever parent does not actually have the children? -------------------------------------------- "thereafter, the non-custodial parent, pays in cash or check directly to the cusotidal parent or to...
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: Executives' Pensions Are the Deal of a Lifetime

Kweli4Real ·
In another thread, CF cited to spouse abuse in Africa and eluded to oppression in some Arab states. He then asked for the Capitalistic equivalent. Well, CF, here ya go:
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Re: What is a Sellout?

Nmaginate ·
Don't believe that's such a problematic thing. The problem comes in when the range of possibilities, the range of "acceptables" are so broad... no one statement can capture the essence. Now, too often that may be the problem: Trying to give a simple, hard answer to a question that is at least as fluid as it is complex (complex in the sense that it's broad and one almost has to speak in broad generalities in an attempt to arrive at definition). And honest observations would reveal that...
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Re: father claims rights denied

xxGAMBITxx ·
Nicara is right on. I fought. I mean I fought hard. Anything thing I could get on my ex wife I did. I had documented everything and anything. I went to court like I was ready for war. And I won. The ex could'nt even put up a fight. When we split I left with the money and a game plan and I executed it; and this is in Ohio where a man has damn near zero chance of getting custody unless he shows he is determined and sincere. Men better start returning to the "hunter" mentallity we're known for...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

HonestBrother ·
One measure of a mature intellect is the ability to look outside of one's particular personal circumstances before one makes a judgement of a general nature... Judging by MY personal circumstances, I am much better off as an individual than I was 5 years ago. But the question is not about the state of CF or the state of HB. The question is about the state of the Union. I have a friend who was somewhat of a ne'er do well. He worked in the food industry for a long time bartending or waiting...
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
Article And since the Air Force Academy's coach is hardly the only one who noticed that African-Americans are integral to football success (just the one who got hammered for noticing it publicly), Lapchick also reported on significant academic disparities between black and white athletes. Among the 56 bowl teams, half had graduation rates for white players that were more than 20 percent higher than that of black players"”and another 10 schools had discrepancies of more than 30 percent...
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