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Major Issues-Congressman John Conyers, Jr.

Fine ·
I applaud Congressman's Conyers' efforts, but the bill he proposes will never fly.Hayes et. al. prevent the correction or even a discussion of the correction toward reparations--'lest we forget' we were "in" bondage when all of the major decisions...
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At least apologize

MBM ·
At least apologizeChurch should lead way toward reconciliation with slaves' descendentsBy: Nell Braxton GibsonPosted: 11/1/2005The first acknowledgement of a need for reparations for slavery began in the mid-1800s with the idea of giving newly freed...
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Need Help: Reaching out to my community

Texas Star ·
Hello Family : )My dream is to publish a children's series. Can anyone provide help or a direction in getting started? I am really tired of being a corporate mule/wage slave. So, any help is greatly appreciated!
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Willie Lynch- the making of a slave

blackbutterfly ·
WILLIE LYNCHThe Making Of A Slave This speech was delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach...
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Keith B. Richburg: Proud ancestors made it out of Africa and not looking back

Dusty Elbow ·
I did a expose of this black American journalist's encounter with Africa in the depths of civil wars and political unrest in various parts of Africa on another forum. He feels that any black American with any romantic interest in Africa should...
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Mexico welcomed fugitive slaves and African-American job-seekers

sunnubian ·
Mexico welcomed fugitive slaves and African-American job-seekers New perspectives on the immigration debate by Ron Wilkins, San Francisco Bay View The Hispanic American Village’s series on Latino-Black relations continues with this illuminating history of Mexico’s support, sheltering, even abolitionism of America’s African slaves. Professor Wilkins couches his history in telling perspective that informs the debate over the right of Mexico’s undocumented to remain here: “…if Mexico today...
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Grandson of slaves: Obama is our Moses

EbonyRose ·
This is a (somewhat long but) rather interesting story that CNN is doing on this man's story. There is also an in-studio video interview with the writer who also happened to be the great-grandson of the man who hired Mr. Presley to sharecrop for...
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Is Black America too Important to Fail?

Malik ·
quote:"I'm still waiting for my 40 acres and a mule," my friend said as we talked about the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street. We both worried that once again black America would not receive the full economic assistance that it needs. While the...
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Wealth of a White Nation: Blacks Sink Deeper in Hole

Oshun Auset ·
Wealth of a White Nation: Blacks Sink Deeper in Hole by Black Commentator Forget the hoopla and ballyhoo celebrating Black faces in high places. The median net worth of an African American household is about $6,000, while white households wield 14...
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Greens Speak Out in Favor of Reparations for American Slavery

MBM ·
Although this is a couple of years old it appears to reflect the official position of the Green Party on reparations. This is interesting news. I'm surprised I had not heard it before.MBMNews Release - Friday, August 16, 2002Greens Speak Out in Favor...
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Slavery Reparations Aren't a "Free Lunch"

MBM ·
Slavery Reparations Aren't a "Free Lunch"by Michael KingA New Visions Commentary paper published April 2002 by The National Center for Public Policy Research * 777 N. Capitol St. NE #803, Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail...
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Reparations, Anyone?

MBM ·
Reparations, Anyone?By Kimberley Jane WilsonA New Visions Commentary paper published August 2001 by The National Center for Public Policy Research * 777 N. Capitol St. NE #803, Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail...
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America's Original Sin

MBM ·
Linda Chavez (back to story)May 30, 2001America's Original SinIf it were possible to wipe out the legacy of slavery by writing a big, fat check, I'd be all for it. Who wouldn't be in favor of a simple solution to the problems that plague much of the...
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"The Forty Acres and a Mule Myth"-by Ray Marks

Huey ·
I found this article last night. I didn't believe that stupidity about American history ran that deep. I have the link:http://www.bullymag.com/3.9.03/40acres-030903.asp
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Ten Reasons: A Response to David Horowitz

MBM ·
Ten Reasons: A Response to David Horowitz by Robert Chrisman and Ernest Allen, Jr.* David Horowitz's article, "Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Slavery is a Bad Idea and Racist Too," recently achieved circulation in a handful of college newspapers...
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Powell, Rice and Obama: Putting Black Faces on Imperial Aggression

Blake Manner ·
http://www.counterpunch.org/ford02162007.htmlquote:Powell, Rice and Obama: Putting Black Faces on Imperial AggressionBy GLEN FORD"Barack Obama is our son and he deserves our support," declared Illinois Senate President Emil Jones Jr., speaking to a...
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The Social Psychology of Modern Slavery

listener ·
The Social Psychology of Modern Slavery Contrary to conventional wisdom, slavery has not disappeared from the world. Social scientists are trying to explain its persistence By Kevin Bales For Meera, the revolution began with a single rupee. When a...
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Ten Fundamental Truths about Black America

Nmaginate ·
What Black Leaders Are Not Telling Black Americans· Truth # 1: Black Americans Have Won Their Struggle For Civil Rights In America.· Truth # 2: In The Foreseeable Future, There Will Be Racism In America.· Truth # 3: The Nature And...
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New Black Panther Party - 10 Point Program

MBM ·
Thoughts?What the New Black Panthers WantWhat the New Black Panthers Believe1. We want freedom. We want the power to practice self-determination, and to determine the destiny of our community and THE BLACK NATION.We believe in the spiritual high moral...
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Bridging the Real Black White Divide

urbansun ·
Soon it will be a national election year, meaning many promises weill be made, and an equal amount of promises were broken. Many politicians seeking our vote will state their "record" on dealing with issues of minorities, and how they "helped" in...
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545 People

nuggyt ·
545 PEOPLE By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever...
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A Language, Not Quite Spanish, With African Echoes

ricardomath ·
October 18, 2007San Basilio de Palenque JournalA Language, Not Quite Spanish, With African EchoesBy SIMON ROMERO A dance troupe performed at an annual drum festival in San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia. The villagers speak what is thought to be the...
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11 Lessons

HonestBrother ·
11 Things the We Can Learn from the Rest of the WorldOde. Posted October 23, 2007.Eleven lessons the West can learn that would improve our lives and create a better future for all humanity.The world is becoming One. But the game is being played...
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What is a billion?

Khalliqa ·
What do you think of this?This was sent to me in an email....What is a Billion ?Interesting--- The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money. A...
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First Black President in North America

ricardomath ·
First Black President in North AmericaSan Francisco Bay View, Commentary, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Posted: Jan 11, 2008Editor's Note: The first black president in North America led Mexico some 173 years ago. Vicente Guerrero -- a decorated revolutionary hero...
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Reparations march draws small, spirited assembly

MBM ·
Posted on Sun, Jul. 25, 2004 Reparations march draws small, spirited assemblySimilar events set for Richmond, Natchez, MemphisBy TANYA FOGG YOUNGStaff Writer"They stole us. They sold us. They owe us."That chant from about 80 marchers punctuated the...
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A Debt Unpaid: Berry Speaks From The HOUSE

Nmaginate ·
Article on...MY FACE IS BLACK IS TRUE:Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations Are African Americans owed reparations for the toil extracted from their forebears under slavery? Many who think not make the argument that the call for...
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A Vote Against - by Native Alien

Nmaginate ·
Reparations: A Vote AgainstThere has, of late, been considerable discussion about reparations for slavery in America. This is not new, of course. It had been an ongoing dialog point for some time among the more radical elements of African American...
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Tax preparer accused of reparations scam charged with fraud

MBM ·
Tax preparer accused of reparations scam charged with fraudAssociated PressORLANDO, Fla. - A former Brevard County tax preparer persuaded 10 black clients to claim bogus deductions of up to $86,000 for slave reparations, officials said.Marguerite...
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Farrakhan, Activists and Educators Set to Convene at Reparations Summit

MBM ·
Farrakhan, Activists and Educators Set to Convene at Reparations SummitDate: Wednesday, March 16, 2005By: Michael H. Cottman A national coalition of black educators and civil rights activists, including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, will...
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Democrat By Design Or A Democrat By Deception?

Nmaginate ·
By Rev. Wayne Perryman quote:Most people are either a Democrat by design, or a Democrat by deception. That is they either know the racist history of the Democrat Party and still chose to be Democrat, or they were deceived into thinking that the...
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Latin Americans Ditch US 'War on Drugs'

Raptor ·
Mexico and Argentina move towards decriminalising drugsby Rory Carroll in Caracas, Jo Tuckman in Mexico and Tom Phillips in Rio de JaneiroArgentina and Mexico have taken significant steps towards decriminalising drugs amid a growing Latin American...
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Reclaiming land may be bigger than reparations

MBM ·
Reclaiming land may be bigger than reparations June 5, 2005BY MARY MITCHELL SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST After reporting on the Rankin Family and hearing other stories about Northerners who are fighting to reclaim their inheritances in the South, I'm beginning...
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Apologizing for Slavery: Part 1 - The next step for racial reconciliation

MBM ·
Apologizing for Slavery: Part 1The next step for racial reconciliationAuthor: Carol M. SwainPublished: The New Coalition for Economic and Social Change 04/01/2005In a few years, the Smithsonian Institution will include a National Museum of African...
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Reparations for Slavery? It's an Old Idea

Nmaginate ·
Reparations for Slavery: An Old and Not-So-Strange Idea Most white Americans view recent calls for reparations for slavery as new and strange. Edward Ball, author of the best-selling book Slaves in the Family (1998), observes that he rarely meets a...
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Senators insult African Americans

MBM ·
Senators insult African AmericansJune 28, 2005BY JESSE JACKSONThe United States Senate recently passed a resolution apologizing for its historic refusal to enact legislation that would outlaw lynching. The first agenda item of the NAACP when it was...
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THE BRIDGE: Reparations or Repair?

MBM ·
THE BRIDGE: Reparations or Repair?By Darryl JamesJuly 26, 2005 I can't seem to get away from the unending arguments for Reparations. Some people are alarmed that a Black activist would be repulsed by such a movement, but I consider the movement to be...
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Cash joins symbolism as penance for slavery

MBM ·
Cash joins symbolism as penance for slavery By BOB KEMPERThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished on: 07/26/05Washington "” It seemed extraordinary in June when the U.S. Senate apologized for failing to act against lynchings and then...
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Re: Moms Are Top Source of Income

Kocolicious ·
I heard about this yesterday. Sooooooooooo I'm wondering WHAT the men on this board are gonna say about this report. Hummmmmmmm. Interesting. But!
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Re: Moms Are Top Source of Income

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: I heard about this yesterday. Sooooooooooo I'm wondering WHAT the men on this board are gonna say about this report. Hummmmmmmm. Interesting. But! Yeah, at least a certain one, especially considering that the article did not say just Black moms/mothers.
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Re: Moms Are Top Source of Income

RadioRaheem ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Originally Posted by Kocolicious: I heard about this yesterday. Sooooooooooo I'm wondering WHAT the men on this board are gonna say about this report. Hummmmmmmm. Interesting. But! Yeah, at least a certain one, especially considering that the article did not say just Black moms/mothers. +just read the article. Seems like a good thing. It didn't mention hoodrats or babymommas so i have no problems with it. In a marriage, the earned income from either spouse or...
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Re: Moms Are Top Source of Income

sunnubian ·
Well, legally, the only thing a "single" mother can't get would be alimony, other than that, her child has the same rights as the once married mother's child under the law, where when/if the relationship ends, he will have to pay child support until the child reaches 18 years of age or 21 years of age if the child attend college [if she pursues it], if he dies, her child is entitled to survivor's social security benefits, and all women do not get alimony when their marriage ends. The...
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Re: Moms Are Top Source of Income

RadioRaheem ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Well, legally, the only thing a "single" mother can't get would be alimony, other than that, her child has the same rights as the once married mother's child under the law, where when/if the relationship ends, he will have to pay child support until the child reaches 18 years of age or 21 years of age if the child attend college [if she pursues it], if he dies, her child is entitled to survivor's social security benefits, and all women do not get alimony when...
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Re: Moms Are Top Source of Income

Muhammad Cipher ·
I haven't read the study but the article makes some assumptions that are not necessarily the case. The article suggest that women being better educated than their male counterparts thus command a higher income. What is not discussed (which has been noted in economic circles) is that one of the ironies of the current economic crisis is that men are a better deal to fire. S o while a snapshot shows women incomes are higher, its not necessary because woman's income is increasing but rather the...
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Re: Moms Are Top Source of Income

sunnubian ·
"+not many women?...Baltimore city has at least four in a current case...the definition of the word "many" means more than one...is four greater than one?" ****************************************************************************** Just as I said, "And there are not many women, married, single, whatever trying to be dating anyone on death row"
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Re: Moms Are Top Source of Income

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: I haven't read the study but the article makes some assumptions that are not necessarily the case. The article suggest that women being better educated than their male counterparts thus command a higher income. What is not discussed (which has been noted in economic circles) is that one of the ironies of the current economic crisis is that men are a better deal to fire. S o while a snapshot shows women incomes are higher, its not necessary because...
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Re: What's the matter with this picture?

EarthAndSky ·
Our ancestors were originally promised 40 acres and a mule . As our Native American brothers and sisters would say, 'White man speaks with forked tongue.' Interest has been accruing. There were 36,419,434 black Americans counted in the 2010 census. We are now owed over 36,419,434 mules and over 1,456,777,360 acres of land (or 227,621.4 square miles, about the size of Texas ). Our tax dollars helped pay for reparations to American citizens of Japanese descent unjustly forced into...
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Re: This is interesting...."Surprising Number Of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution (VIDEO)"

Kocolicious ·
Their evidence says they evolved from Neanderthals....I think...me talking that Neanderthals evolved from primates. I also think that the Neanderthal was a sub spieces when it interbred/or socially connected with homo sapians in Africa. Comparably like a donkey/mule and a horse-only example I can think of. In this way...they are TWO separate entities with the capacity to mate, This evolution theory is their story. Not ours. There is too many proof in monuments, reliefs in Africa not...
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Re: Hispanics and other minorities show little confidence in African Americans

ricardomath ·
Mexico's Legacy: a Refuge For Fugitive Slaves And Black Job-Seekers: New Perspectives On The Immigration Debate By Prof. Ron Wilkins, published in The Black Commentator There are of course, many angles from which to view the escalating immigration debate. Mexican immigrants, who constitute the largest share of the undocumented, have a unique history with the African population inside the United States. As the Black community weighs-in on this very contentious issue, it becomes necessary for...
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Re: Obama Speaks Out Against Slavery Reparations

Shango67 ·
Why would you define Obama in such terms? Mulatto means "of the mule." Do you not recognize his humanity?
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