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Re: Good News From Colombia (for once!)

ricardomath ·
Sorry about the spanish, but I wanted to include something about the new mayor of Cali, and I couldn't find anyhing in english. Apolinar Salcedo, el nuevo alcalde de los caleños La luz de la razón ilumina a Polo hay una palabra que pueda resumir la vida de Apolinar Salcedo Caicedo, el nuevo alcalde de los caleños, es superación. Este hombre de 48 años, que ayer alcanzó el primer cargo de la tercera ciudad del país, se ha destacado a lo largo de su vida por superar cuanto obstáculo se...
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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: The Military and You: 2003

ThaWatcher ·
Originally posted by MBM: We have a number of members with military experience. I'm curious here on Veterans' Day what your thoughts are about the military? Did you have a positive experience in the military? What did it teach you? Is the military a "good" place for blacks? Did it give you a set of skills that have prepared you well for life outside of the military? Would you recommend your children going into the military? What do you think? ____________________________________ I think that...
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Re: Ever Met Someone Famous?

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
"Curly" from the harlem globetrotters back when I was 10 (real nice guy). KRS1: So cool and down to earth me and my boy were taken aback. he actually asked us to walk and talk to him for a while. Butterfly(Ish From digable planets): Back in '94 about 2 months after "blowout comb" dropped, and dig plans were my fav. group I met him at a concert/benefit for Assata Shakur he was cool, but when I told him dig plans was my group he was like "F*%&k dem two, f*%&k digable planets that s*#t...
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Re: Police in Cincinnati??... Again?

Nmaginate ·
See Lofton is exactly the anti-intellectual types I tried to steer away from this. A person doesn't have to be righteous to have rights! If everyone was "righteous" then there would be no need for the police. I'm not necessarily saying the police are all wrong here but every time the have an encounter with a beligerent and combative fat guy can't end in that fat guy lying in a morgue. It is in fact part of the policemen's profession to learn how to deal effectively with dangerous situations...
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Re: Exploring The "MODEL MINORITY" Myth

sunnubian ·
Kevin, Social conditioning takes years and centuries and so does brain washing. The way I see it, once a group of people have been brains washed or socially conditioned to believe something, however long it took to brain wash or condition their mentalities and psychi is approximately how long it will take for it to wear off. However, I do believe that people can be de-programmed from the illusions they live in/under, but that takes a lot of time as well and a lot of effort by people that...
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Re: Police in Cincinnati??... Again?

Nmaginate ·
So every police assualt without a weapon or at least every one involving a fat guy you're in favor of just shooting people for taking a swing at a cop? Do you know how many times police get in fist fights with people? Do you really feel shooting people is the preferred way to end a fist fight? FOr sure, the police especially the one attacked was arguably within his "right" to shoot the guy but do you honestly think that what should have been done? Seriously... should police use the your own...
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Re: Police in Cincinnati??... Again?

RadioRaheem ·
police enter situations and have to make quick assessments of that said situation. How do they know he doesn't have a gun. Those things are usually determined later. The guys was resisting arrest and took a swing at the officer...that could lead one to believe that he had something to hide. The coroner's report say that Mr. Jones had PCP in his system. If that can be confirmed, then the drug may have lead to Mr. Jones' behavior..which you must at least admit is a 'little' over the...
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Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
Hating in the Name of God By Benjamin Radford "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." -Pascal In the past few years there have been many high-profile criminals who share more than just notoriety and a penchant for racism and violence; they share a common religion. Buford Furrow Jr. shot at a Jewish community center in Los Angeles on August 11, 1999, wounding five people. He later killed Joseph Ileto, a Filipino-American, before he was...
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Re: Brown vs. Bd. of Education: 50 Yrs. Later

Nmaginate ·
Do you have reading problems? What have I said? Rowe? You frame this in terms of CHOICE(s). I said an equally viable BLACK CHOICE was equally important. Deductive reasoning says that whatever other CHOICES there may be and that may be chosen are "EQUALLY" important. C'mon ROWE! My rationale is CHOICES mean CHOICES up to and including one's own as well as others. How much more plainly can I say that ROWE? Get out of you EUROCENTRIC mindset of EITHER OR thinking. CHOICES is a plural form of...
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Re: The Inherent Goodness of Mankind?

shebakoby ·
Christianity teaches that mankind is naturally inclined to a tendency towards evil (since the Fall of man into sin). That makes sense, considering all the $#** going on today. Every person knows they have to fight the evil within themselves. I guess some embrace it or are in that river in Egypt...you know, de-nial . "You liberals with your conspiracy theories are starting to sound like your own version of the John Birch Society "-Rush Limbaugh
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Re: Brown vs. Bd. of Education: 50 Yrs. Later

Nmaginate ·
You're giving me a headache. What are you going on about? Are you feeling "upstaged" again? I thought we were ending this... I certainly tried but since you insist, I'll persist. I'm trying to understand what's with the problem of connecting things that you have. Have you noticed how many posters here has framed this issue about the "legacy" of BROWN in terms of the preservation of Black Schools? I'm wondering why these questions you keep raising are an issue now for you? Despite your...
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Re: BLACK WARRIORS, KINGS AND GODS

sunnubian ·
Also, human beings have no right to decide to alter the natural physical make-up of women (or men for that matter). I think that in countries that do female genital mutilation need to research their history and see exactly where, why and who started this de-humanizing ritual against women. I would wager that it is something that was concocted by "religous" men who lived among themselves with only other men. Don't take this as a personal attacK because we may not see eye to eye on this...
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Re: Black Nationalism 2004

Nmaginate ·
I think there's a convergence. Sure there are some with pure historical so-called Nationalist views... But, as far as I'm concerned (since I won't let anyone else or history define the term), Black Nationalism can still be summed up in what Malcolm X said: The political philosophy of black nationalism means that the black man should control the politics and the politicians in his own community ; no more. The economic philosophy of black nationalism only means that our people need to be...
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

ricardomath ·
Here's a profile of a black woman from my wife's country, Colombia, Piedad Córdoba, who is a senator and a human rights activist. She reciently survived an assassination attempt by the rightwing paramilitary death squads, and was kidnapped in 2000 by them for her human right efforts. My wife used to frequently read in the newspaper about massacres of groups of gays in her city by rightwing paramilitary groups when she lived there. It was part of what they call their "social cleansing"...
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Re: BLACK WARRIORS, KINGS AND GODS

djonmaila ·
You are making a lot of assumptions here. I guess that's the risk I took when I made that post short. Anyway, it looks like I owe you a more detailed explanation of my position, so here we go. The explanation I gave about Africa having simpler societies was the reason that Europe was exporting African slaves to America, and not Africans exporting European slaves there. I am not suggesting that Africans were simple of mind , though many people don't understand the difference. My explanation...
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Re: Revisiting Rwanda and the death of 800,000 Tutsi's

Faheem ·
Part four.. As Habyarimana continued to negotiate with the opposition under international pressure to reach a settlement, his plane (a gift from President Mitterrand of France) was show down, killing him and everyone on board. Within an hour of Habyarimana's death, roadblocks were put up throughout Kigali as militia and death squads preceded to kill moderate Hutus, including the prime minister, whose names were on prepared lists. Then the death squads went after every Tutsi they could find,...
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Re: Terrorists = Black Men

Kevin41 ·
oh if we could only get them to outline the atrocities committed against black people here in the same manner...I wonder how some of you can be so knowledgeble on what others have done but fail to even act like you have a knowledge of what was done here on terra firma your damn selves......hmmm.....
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Re: The Case for Repatriation: Revisited

soul_doctor73 ·
Jim: Figurative in the sense that the Unites States is not a 'machine'. However, were it a literal machine from which I could get off, I would do so immediately. So, however you wish to view it is fine. The 'denial' of repatriation is incorrect since we were not given the opportunity to, lawfully, repatriate. Vox: This being a 'free' country and one being able to up and leave at will does not equate with 're'patriation. For the *wrong* to be made *right*, it must be as it was, *before* they...
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Re: Happy Birthday MLK

Prophetessofrage ·
THE NEGRO AND THE CONSTITUTION By Martin L. King Jr Negroes were first brought to America in 1620 when England legalized slavery both in England and the colonies and America; the institution grew and thrived for about 150 years upon the backs of these black men. The empire of King Cotton was built and the southland maintained a status of life and hospitality distinctly its own and not anywhere else. On January 1, 1863 the proclamation emancipating the slaves which had been decreed by...
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Re: Black men and White Women

RadioRaheem ·
many black women are not desireable [to single men]and thus may not be dateable. If she is unable to generate interest in the single men she desires, she's a 'dead duck' in the dating market. She may need to 're-work' her game, check her attitude, and/or 'work on her mojo'.... Also if she has a combination of a 'pre-set' ideal of what 'her' next boyfriend/lover will be and poor social skills [namely meeting and greeting new 'suitors', she may discover a lifetime of complete loneliness. This...
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Re: Why do middle or upper income blacks perform belowe average in school?

Kweli4Real ·
Or better yet, do both, i.e., in addition to. To do AA solely on an economic basis, betrays AA's racial remedial intent. And, that original need has not been eliminated. When are we going to stop caring what the other man is saying? Do we really believe that eliminating AA, or ceasing all discussion of race, will reduce the other man's denigration of our achievements? Again, a merit-based system betrays the racial remedial intent of AA. Are you catching a theme here? If not, let me be...
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Re: WTF?!?!?

Vox ·
It just kinda bugged me that a game would make light of the tsunami like that. It's like, on some ol' "Hi-de-ho, kiddies! Let's have fun with tsunamis!" To me, it creates an unnecessary sense of naivete about the gravity of a major world catastrophe. It's the type of stuff that you figure makes it easier for children not to have a problem with Columbus and his actions, or a whole host of other major tragedies. I guess I'm probably overreacting, but it just seems so stupid to present these...
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Re: MY Way or Hell!

Oshun Auset ·
I know this comment wasn't directed towards me, but I feel compelled to comment... I beg to differ, enslavement did not "create" anyone...For who was the "god" of chattle slavery? ...The European... That is not our god is it? So how could that god create us? Were "we" not around prior to this god? We may have different "influences"...but I think it is spiritually and socially dangerous to say a temporary experience, as de-humanizing as enslavement, has "created" any human being. Accept...
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Re: Do African American women tend to be very religious?

Oshun Auset ·
Isis papers approach...Albinos? The scientific approach. Melanin blocks out UV tays which are needed to produce B-vitamins...this blockage of UV prevents skin cancer is tropical areas. In an area of the earth where humans migrated to where they were not getting enough sunlight the skin would gradually lighten over millions of years so they could easily produce vitamin-B. If you have skin with a lot of melanin and you are living in England you must take B-vitamin supplements of make sure you...
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Re: Did anyone see the Pizza Parlor Beat-down ...

Norland ·
...use force to live free (if ya survive)' then really, how free would one be?? Runnin', duckin', dodgin', cussin', callin' on de Lawd. Folks are doin' that now, all over this planet.
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Re: The Black Madonna

Oshun Auset ·
List of Black Madonnas LIST OF BLACK MADONNAS with link to pictures http://www.udayton.edu/mary/resources/blackm/blackm.html Belgium Croatia Ecuador England France Germany Hungary Ireland Italy Sicily (Italy) Lithuania Luxemburg Malta Mexico Poland Portugal Romania Spain Switzerland USA THE BLACK MADONNAS OF EUROPE A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY http://www.cwo.com/~lucumi/madonbib.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Black Madonna...
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Re: What Celebs Would You Like To Meet? (Dead or Alive)

Khalliqa ·
This is just what I can think of now: 1. Definitely my great grandmother... 2. Nzingha 3. Menes 4. Jill Scott 5. India.arie 6. Min. Farrakhan 7. Min. Ava 8. Cheikh Anta Diop and Chancellor Williams 9. Oprah...*sigh* yes Oprah 10. Taharkha 11. Denmark Vessey 12.W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington 13. My great grandfather 14. Benjamin Mays-now that I'm an adult 15. Ben Carson 16. Miles Davis 17. Denzel Washington 18. Angela Bassett 19. James Earl Jones 20. Will Downing 21. Thurgood Marshall...
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Re: Dr. Roy Wilkins (1901-1981)

Kweli4Real ·
by JWC By way of correction, Egbertsouse pointed to Wilkins as a staunch DE segregationist.
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Re: Dr. Roy Wilkins (1901-1981)

James Wesley Chester ·
Thanks!!!!!!1 Spell Checker can't fix dumb. Desegregationist IS what I meant to say. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Slavery profits are aim of bill

Michael ·
************** SLAVERY REPARATIONS: A MISGUIDED MOVEMENT SLAVERY REPARATIONS: A MISGUIDED MOVEMENT Professor Peter H. Schuck Yale Law School JURIST Guest Columnist Let us stipulate -- because it is manifestly true -- that American slavery was a horrendous crime and a moral abomination. Let us further stipulate that this crime had countless victims and that their descendants still experience adverse effects today, seven generations later. Finally, stipulate that our society subscribes to an...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

Michael ·
SLAVERY REPARATIONS: A MISGUIDED MOVEMENT SLAVERY REPARATIONS: A MISGUIDED MOVEMENT Professor Peter H. Schuck Yale Law School JURIST Guest Columnist Let us stipulate -- because it is manifestly true -- that American slavery was a horrendous crime and a moral abomination. Let us further stipulate that this crime had countless victims and that their descendants still experience adverse effects today, seven generations later. Finally, stipulate that our society subscribes to an ideal of...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

HeruStar ·
Oh, I never saw the BUT coming on this one Complex Cause You've committed this Causal Fallacy already. MBM and others have already pointed out to you the many other arguments for reperation, it matters not that you have a Yale professor committing two logical errors, with the other one being a Straw Man argument. So it's impractical to think that the world's superpower can implement something as easy as reparations. By "serious" effort he meant that Blacks are hardly worth the time. I'm...
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Re: Slavery profits are aim of bill

Michael ·
....it was hard enough to de-segregate the schools. Integration being a collosal failure, and the majority of Caucasians removed their offspring from public school rather than be coerced into being associated with Blacks, or Hispanics. Gifted Black students, from affluent Black families, were coerced into situations that did not challenge their abilities, etc., etc. ******************************************* The Federal government has been insensitive to the will of the people. The uses of...
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Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

IRONHORSE ·
Nmaginate, the only bullshit I see in this forum is the dump truck full of it in your obnoxious, snobbish, conceited, big-headed, obtuse responses. Who the hell are you and who died and left you lectern of the universe? YOU AIN'T NOBODY! You want proof of the fact that a black man was one of the first endentured slave owners, that not only owned blacks, but owned white endentured slaves--as a means to pay for their passage from England to America--I would have taken the time to copy and...
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Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

Vox ·
First of all, Nmaginate, your post from 09:56 last night was amazing. You usually do get pretty surgical in breaking things down, but this one really brought it. (I'm sure it helps that, for once, I agree with it 100%, but still... ) Second, Frenchy, how much do you want to bet that almost all of these free "blacks" who owned slaves were, on average, 99.99% white anyway? Remember, the one drop rule wasn't a state of mind back then; it was law. And just so you know, the same thing goes for...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

MBM ·
HeruStar - MAJOR props to your analysis here! Of course I am biased, but your dissection of the article is absolutely superb!
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Re: Songs That Move

Frenchy ·
Buju Banton's "Untold Stories" always inspires me to persevere academically and be mindful of the opportunities I have, particularly this part: I say who can afford to run will run, But what about those who can't, they will have to stay. Opportunity, a scarce scarce commodity In these times I say, when mama spend her last to sent you to class Never you ever play. It's a competitive world for low budget people, Spending the dime while earning the nickel, With no regards to who it may tickle.
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Re: Black Colleges (not HBCUs)

Frenchy ·
Love the new picture, CLARE ! Here's a list of the universities with diverse student bodies. The Black population is in parenthesis. Nova Southeastern University (FL) (30%) University of Bridgeport (CT) (38%) St. John's University (NY) (17%) Andrews University (MI) (23%) Georgia State University (36%) University of Texas–Arlington (14%) Florida Atlantic University (19%) Texas Woman's University (23%) University of New Orleans (25%) Wayne State University (MI) (34%) Univ. of...
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Re: Black Colleges (not HBCUs)

CLARE ·
Thanks very much for this information (and compliment ) Frenchy - much appreciated.
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Re: Ideal reparations.

Michael ·
Hello Frenchy, Indeed, this is true. Felons lose many rights that the law abiding citizen take for granted. Although this reference is for Florida, many of the same issues are also exist in every state! "Well look who it is, 'ghostwhitey'. and still playin that 'some of my best friends are black' act and thinking you tight with 'the brothers'. Betcha you the guy who tells all his white friends he's more of a 'black' expert than they are." by sergeant .....and sergeant's analysis is very real...
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Re: Ideal REPARATIONS II

Nmaginate ·
Still waiting for something other than a NON-contribution from you. And one major "variable" is what your "surprise" source (Haki Madhubuti, whom you presumed was unknown to me or others) called the ANTAGONISM (of HOUSIES): "Yeah, I know this sounds like the house nigger not wanting to see slavery end for fear of having to figure out how to fend for himself..." The things self-conscious people will do via ANTAGONISM to hide their own INSECURITIES. This time, NO THANKS for your...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Kevin41 ·
**Once again..get your facts straight......you never know what the f-k you are talking about..Mike has given plenty of money to black causes and has expressed himself as being a black man many times...no matter what the f-k jealous azz people say in circles......read below and see why like dymally and emmitt till and many other things....you have no credibility and therefore are never taken serious...it is too easy to prove that you say shit you cannot substantiate....... Charitable...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

henry38 ·
And may the good Lord reward all his efforts. God bless MJ. I believe I and many right hearted people around the globe are eternally grateful to God for giving us such a man for he has done so much to bring sunshine and happiness to many in the world with his talent and love.
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Re: Oprah, is a Zulu.....

nayo ·
dna tests | learn about dna | who we are | dna links Search all tests Search entire site QuickLinks DNA Wizard FAQ's Gift Certificates Our Laboratory Which test is best for me View Cart If you want to discover your genetic history and where you came from, you've come to the right website. From a small DNA test kit sent to our laboratory Sorenson Genomics, we identify key genetic markers within your unique DNA and prepare a detailed personal genealogy report. Since 1997, DNA testing has...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
"I was right...you decided to return and showcase your stupidity once again. Kevin is right, Lofton. Give it up man, it only gets worse and you only get more ignorant from here." ....unlikely, more likely though these individuals days are numbered, numbered because they are truly incompetent, treasonous, deceitful beyond belief, and/or un-American. Either way demographic changes, and redistricting will remove this trash from elected office! ************************ Searching for Lessons in...
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Re: Marriage is not for everyone

Sandye ·
Art Gurl: Thank you for your response. I appreciate your sentiment. Right now, and forever more, I have closed that door. I have no intention of entertaining the idea of re-marriage, and I have made my the only concession that I intend to make and am giving due consideration to my Dearest Twin's opinion, as his voice is one I respect. I know that we all need love, but looking back over my life, love, as I define it to be, is something that I have never been the recipient of. I have loved men...
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Re: If All Black People Were Perfect...

Nmaginate ·
"We would still perceive injustice because there would indeed be injustice And we would still talk about it." Okay, that's exactly what I'm asking. However, there are some, apparently, who would at least view or perceive those injustices differently, even to the point of seeing those injustices as things "not worth discussing" as less important, if at all, when and if every Black person was perfect. "I think you have essentially answered your own question." I asked the question, JWC, not...
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Re: What do you think will happen after you die?

Nmaginate ·
Whenever you're ready, you can tell us which of these African tribes you can demonstrate with having a Christian, TRINITY, believing heritage pre-Slavery, etc., etc.
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Re: Morality without religion.

Kai ·
Peace... I agree. This is an example of moral values varying by culture. I think that a world without a codified moral law, founded upon divine requirements, spirals quickly into a placewhere moral relativity takes over, and people do whatever they can justify by there own laws. In other places I think people would discard morality in total and replace it with Nihilism. In my view, the world of men must recognize a Natural Law which is part of a greater Universal Law created by a Divine...
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