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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
That's part of how it began with my mother and father. I noticed that they began becoming more involved with the church as their physical bodies started failing them (my dad used to be an athlete and he is ex-military, he always prided himself on physical fitness, but now he is getting overweight and his legs aren't what they used to be anymore; my mother also used to be athletic, but she has put on weight over the years and after she broke her leg, she became depedent; my parents are also...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
Brother Honestbrother, thanks for replying. This is why I posted my concern in this discussion forum. It would do nothing for me to write all of this in a journal, having received any feedback. So I greatly appreciate your response and sympathy. I hope your mom feels better soon.
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Re: Life After Limbo

Melesi ·
MBM, ++++++++++++++++++++++ becuase something is done out of principle does not say anything about whether it is right or just or valid. Principle can be wrong, immoral, even sacrilegous. ++++++++++++++++++++++ Does this include our principles, too? If so, how can we discern between the good ones and the bad? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Also - the argument about condoms is wanting. On the one hand you value the human decision to marry or abstain, yet you do not value the equal human...
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

Kweli4Real ·
You mean this Harry Whittington? http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/1999-09-03/pols_feature3.html Whittington seems to be a "fixer." I wonder what they were discussing, just before the gun went off?
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Re: games black men play

donna529 ·
THE NAME OF THIS TOPIC SHOULD BE GAMES THAT BLACK B------- PLAY. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR D--- MIND?! EVERYONE, FORGIVE MY LANGUAGE. I GET SO UPSET EVERYTIME SHE COMES AROUND TALKING BAD ABOUT THE BLACK MAN. THERE ARE BAD BLACK MEN, AND THERE ARE GOOD ONES. THERE ARE BAD WHITE MEN, AND THERE ARE GOOD ONES. YOUR HUSBAND MUST HAVE FELL ON HIS HEAD BEFORE HE MARRIED YOUR CRAZY A--. WHY DO YOU EVEN OPEN YOUR MOUTH ON THIS FORUM? DING DING DING DING..I HAVE THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION BOB. BECAUSE SHE...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Melesi... arguing art and individual perceptions of it (art is more perception that fact) is such a HUGE topic. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Agreed. That's why I don't mind either discussing it or anyone disagreeing with me. Arguing a topic with logic and intention but without rancor is helpful. Either I help someone else think more clearly, or I learn to. Either way, it's worth it. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You are very fond of labelling and categorizing,...
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Re: Please, please read and digest

Isome ·
An article before the invasion of Iraq made the argument that the US was intent on war with Iraq b/c Saddam was convincing the members of OPEC to switch to the euro instead of the dollar as the currency of choice. Further, the WTO/IMF has previously warned that the US trade deficit will be a catastrophe for the economy unless the current administration makes major changes. Things just get curiouser and curiouser... without a contingency plan in the case of economic collapse, most people will...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

kresge ·
As I said, I think the issue is really what one deems or can make a case for relevance. For example, why are books on Linux more relevant than say Souls of Black Folk by WEB Du Bois. Why is Dancing Wu Li Masters more relevant than Toni Morrison's Beloved or Michel Foucaults Order of Things . I would have removed much of the science fiction and the electronic texts and included more historical (African Diasporic as well as European) and sociological, philosophical, and anthropological texts...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
Arthur B. Powell's Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education (1997) and Marcia Ascher's Ethnomathematics: A Multicultural View of Mathematical Ideas (1994) are two books that I would love more math teachers to incorporate into their lessons. However, the difference between me and some others is that I know this will never happen if I only present a list of books to people in a discussion forum. The only way to make this happen is by physically taking these books to...
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Re: For Black Conservatives

UppityNegress ·
I've heard that theory before, EP, and no doubt some Black neocons do fall into that category. However, I do try to give people te benefit of the doubt. It's unlikely that all or even most of them actually believe their are inferior, even subconsciously, I think. Honestly, I see no reason why a Black neocon wouldn't jump on the chance to create a self-sufficient kibbutz in Africa. It gives them the chance to put all of their rhetoric into action, which would serve as the biggest STFU to all...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Huey ·
Wonderful post, Sandye. Many folks can say that some men and women are pursuing those out of one's league. The question is "what" league are we in? Are the leagues measured by height? Body tone? Income? Confidence level? I was friends with many female jocks and cheerleaders because I knew them in my classes. Many of my male friends in college didn't try to talk to them b/c they thought they weren't in they're "league." But they gave me high fives sometimes, thinking I was "macking" them, but...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

thayfen ·
Detroit1 meant SOME women, and because I live in the area I can attest to what happens on the singles scene on Friday and Saturday nights. This has been going on for well over twenty years. This issue with people (In Detroit, it is mostly women) who testify to holding one standard, but somehow magically end up with an individual who is the exact opposite; as most men know that SOME brothers are great, and others are truly hazardous. There are many who are in strong, loving, real...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
I was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, in the town of Watts. In regards to the Black/Mestizo situation, I've noticed a few things: When Mestizos are a very small minority in a predominantly Black area, no one pays them any mind. In fact, many of the middle aged and older Black women will often be very friendly, and be a little sympathetic b/c the Mestizos (in this phase) are usually very poor, have many children, and don't speak English. This is my experience, so I don't want to...
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Re: Black Comedians And The "War On Terror"

Huey ·
I see your point, EP. I may have to disagree with you because many Arabs (and South Asians) before 9/11 didn't care that much about neither Blacks nor Latinos. In fact, many Arabs hated to be lumped with Blacks and Latinos, especially Latinos because Arabs and Latinos are both "Brown" people. I hate to say it, but a lot of non-black minorities have been saying "At least it ain't me" for a lot of years, because many (not all) of them have been jocking for positions on the racial totem pole in...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
I've long maintained that illegal immigration hurts urban, working class Blacks more than any other group. In addition to taking over those living spaces (since they tend to be cheaper), they lower the wages and even eliminate jobs. For example, blue collar factory jobs used to be able to provide enough money to sustain a whole family. It was these factory jobs that lured rural Blacks into the cities, and enabled them to have a better of standard of living, buy houses etc... Now, these jobs...
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Re: Black Comedians And The "War On Terror"

nayo ·
"Don't get me wrong, though. Whiteness is the ultimate race bully. But many of these so-called browns and other "model minorities" are playing flunkies (bullies-in-training [i.e. B-I-Tches]) for those bullies, who are helping out to bully other POC so they won't get their asses kicked. They've been "buck-dancing" for years""".................. That's really good. In "my" neighborhood, a group of arab, latin and asian businessmen, have put up a chain of 99cent type stores; and that's all you...
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Re: Black Comedians And The "War On Terror"

James Wesley Chester ·
Doesn't it make you want ask, 'Why did you put your store here?' I would ask!! PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

MBM ·
I think Belafonte misunderstood the point that Farrakhan was making about this. I think Belafonte thought Farrakhan was saying we should give up on America and stop voting or move out or some such consequence. Perhaps "Mr. B." felt Farrakhan was inferring some of the more "dramatic" courses of action that the Nation has supported in the past - armed insurrection, etc. Who knows? I think the minister meant that, as it is constructed now, our government and society are not going to be things...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
I agree. I think both Mr. B and Cornell West rushed to pigeon-hole Farrakhan's comments which, while I thought they were a bit out of place, I didn't see them as substantively that far from the core attitude behind the Convenant Movement. There's an overriding sense and emphasis on self-help in both. Cornell West definitely wanted to act like Farrakhan was talking about a "separatist" nation or something. Maybe I took that wrong but that seems like where he was trying to take it to. And I...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

HonestBrother ·
Here's my thought for what it's worth: Yes there's a part of me that says "Hell yeah, let the house burn down" but then you think about the world as it is now. You look at it up close and you see that whether you like it or not the parts are interconnected like crazy. The Japanese economy goes into a depression and this depresses markets globally. An Asian fly gets a new flu bug and we all have to worry. My point: When jobs are offshored, they're not just offshored for poor white people. As...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Yemaya ·
This is point I was trying to make when I said that they disagreed with Min. Farrakhan after he left. You said it much better than I, Nmaginate. However, I can definitely see the point that Min. was trying to make. And he used the neglect, which no one in our community can deny, on the part of the government towards our people. Because I know I had several relatives affected by Katrina and Rita. He used the neglect of those storms to emphasize the need for us to have our own programs set up...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
Faheem, I understand what you mean about how being angry at the illegals won't actually solve the poblem of the American corporations who keep hiring them. My anger isn't directed at their success or even their being here so much as the attitudes and behaviors they exhibit while here. Realistically, if I lived in a country full of poverty and corruption, and I had an opportunity to sneak into another country where I'd have a better standard of living and be able to send money home to support...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
"All of its knowledge"? I think not. For a time Greece was the only "logical" culture on the face of the earth. No other society thought as Greece did, and that includes Egypt, which means that Greece did not "steal" that from Egypt. And let's say that Greece did steal its knowledge from Egypt? So what happened to A. The evidences of Egypt's ever thinking as Greece did? There are none in all the manuscripts that we have fround in Egypt. B. The evidences that Egypt continued to think as it...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Oshun Auset ·
Wow, Thanks for letting me know that you have been completely duped by the Eurocentric White supremacist educational system and their(the enemies) version of his-story. Yah, Greeks the ONLY rational culture...lol, now that's crazy!!! You really need to read more African authors. KMT was invaded and X-tianity guaranteed that it's temples and religion/philosophies were sacked and burned(after heavily being plagerized). Remember how the Moore's had to bring 'Greek' enlightenment to Europe...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: You can't help who you love

Khalliqa ·
Damn..... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

folobatuyi ·
Rowe, as you know, I love u and all but my biggest pet peeve is wrongful information especially medical ones! First of all, the ability to eat raw meat versus cook meat does not provide evidence that humans are not meant to be meat-eaters. It just implies that we as a more developed and TOOL-using species in conjunction with our opposable thumbs afforded us the ability to develop the science (and art) of cooking. I agree that true carnivores have a much shorter intestine than we do, but on...
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Re: Vitamin B12 For Folobatuyi

memyselfni ·
i take a b vitamin with all the b vitamins in it on a daily basis.
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Re: RAISE YOUR HAND IF. . .

Khalliqa ·
You have no idea how much we have in common...... Peace, Virtue
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

folobatuyi ·
Rowe, I gave up that type of music since I turned 28...thankfully there are the likes of KEM, Alicia Keyes, Sade, Idia etc....and I finally realize that I love the classical R&B tunes...thank GOD for Radio One and Tom Joyner.
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

xxGAMBITxx ·
Amen to that! 93.1 WZAK...Saved my eardrums many a morning.
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Nmaginate ·
This seems like a pretty good source (you can provide yours)...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Frenchy ·
Okay. I. Option I RESOLVED: AFRICAN AMERICANS WILL NEVER BE FREE AS LONG AS WE ARE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. Definitions: Free - Ability to do whatever one pleases, whenever one pleases to do it. 1. The concept of freedom is an illusion and therefore unattainable. There is nowhere on Earth you can live in complete freedom. Even the man living alone in the wilderness is subject to the laws of nature. Case Closed. II. Option B RESOLVED: AFRICAN AMERICANS WILL NEVER BE FREE AS LONG AS WE ARE...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

HonestBrother ·
You are one smart chick... A little twisted - OK... A LOT TWISTED ... but smart
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Kai ·
Black Viking wrote: I belong to the struggle for liberation of black people in America. My personal condition is irrelevant. If we are not free, then I am not free. I love my people like that. Freedom is about options, and choices. If you are trapped in a steady state of misery due to inequality, and miseducation, then you cannot fit into the definition of being free. When you are free, you are no longer a dependant. Let us consult Webster. Main Entry: 1free Pronunciation: 'frE Function:...
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Re: Is Pan-Africanism Truly Possible or Even Logical?

Jabbar ·
two thoughts one Pan-Africanism could come to be in two different manners. One would be to unite "religions" and "belief systems" and all come together to be one happy family. The other would be more like a business agreement, where we do not necissarily have to come to one accord instantly or even at all. two I think one thing that does seem to be true to me, it could be a misconception, is that Africans can be satisfied with life without feeling like everyone on earth agrees with them and...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

donna529 ·
NO PROBLEM HONEST B.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Rowe ·
Jon B, "Before It's Gone" Album Title: Stronger Everyday Great panty-drop song. Ladies, hold on to your panties after hearing this one!
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Re: The Disgraceful King Children...

EbonyRose ·
I did remember the statement of being invited and then unceremoniously uninvited. However, there was honestly so much said that day that I couldn't remember the context of what was said, nor did I remember that Bush's name was in it as any part of the reason. I was probably trying not to lose my lunch which is what usually happens when that name is mentioned. However, yes, Faheem, I do have a recording of the SOBU and hadn't replayed it yet. But, just to check on what was said, I popped it...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Rowe ·
It's truly unfortunate that a lot of people have slept on Jon B. He's never released an album that disappointed me, and he consistently delivers some of the best love-making songs of our time. If you play "Before It's Gone" with your lady, you'll definitely hear her hit higher notes. Also play the track "AZ U" on that same album, .
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

HonestBrother ·
Rowe, you devil... I'm having to fan myself ... I'll pick it up in the morning - I liked "The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidel" ... so I'll trust you on this one too...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

4YAINFO ·
What about the rights of legal immigrants---what's their opinion? What about the African-American workforce---I think there are enough brothers and sisters willing to do such work but strangely enough I haven't read any survey's regarding this except for the African-Americans who are competing with illegals for the jobs in the Perdue Chicken plants in North Carolina. Open borders???? How about open schools where some children of illegals are already crowding over-crowded schools with...
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Re: And Then....

AudioGuy ·
... the police officer, hearing the explosion, unhooks the handcuffs on MBM and AudioGuy and says "I better investigate... you guys get the hell out of here..." - The officer speeds away. AudioGuy looks at MBM and says: did that just happpen?? A cop [i]let us go???[/b] MBM & AG start to walk away and MBM says: I wonder what that explosion at the Alternative Fuel Research Institute was about? Just then, a presidential motorcade races by... And Then...
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Re: African American Suicide

Texas Star ·
I've been touched personally by a family suicide. After years of depression, we lost someone very dear. The pain of depression is serious in the black community, and often times when people seek help, they are given drugs (such as Zoloft) that seemingly increase the problem. I know of 2 girls who tried to commit suicide, and fortunatley they were saved. One girl a year after her 1 year old baby died, and another after a boyfriend left her after her baby was born. The girl with the 1 year old...
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Re: so i got into spelman.....

caribbeanflavored ·
Congrats on getting into Spelman. Your parents will eventually get used to the fact you are leaving. Besides, like HB stated, I am sure they are happy that you got into Spelman. It is a great school from what I have heard and seen. Did you get any scholarships? no, they haven't written me about any financial aid offers yet but i hope i get a full scholorship. *********************************************** also my mother flat out told me her opinion about me wanting to be a social worker and...
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Re: so i got into spelman.....

4YAINFO ·
Re: so i got into spelman.....
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Re: Too Much Sex?

caribbeanflavored ·
well i can't really say too much now since i'm still a virgin but when i get married , if me and my husband have more sex than conversations, i'd say that's having way too much sex b/c i think we'd start seeing each other only for our own sexual pleasure and not the best friends that have a deep mental connection with the other outside of the bedroom. i don't know but i think that would be the result of too much sex and not a lot of communication.
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Noah The African ·
I don't think that us "ex Detroiters" , myself included, should be looking back on "the D" feeling sorry for its decline and commenting about its decline when OUR ABSENSE only contributes to that fact. As far as I am concerned, as an EX Detroiter by choice, I am not qualified to complain about the situation of current Detroit when I could be making a difference there. That having been said, the answer to your question lies in why are we "EX" Detroiters if we love the city so much? Obviously...
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Re: so i got into spelman.....

caribbeanflavored ·
that must've been rough. but i know what you mean b/c i used to attend a mostly white catholic girls high school and at times i felt kinda cornered until i discovered the black girls'cliques that related to me better and i was alright from then on.
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Re: AA Women Writers query ?

caribbeanflavored ·
awww, you're so funny. no but the same thing happens to me when i try to email schools in south africa (i'm interested in eventually teaching there) but anyway, my emails never get received maybe b/c of some wierd email code they cant receive from me. but anyways, just tell em you're a vanilla covered sista for real though. they'll send it to you in a hurry. LOL.
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