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Re: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
.....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... .....the Black community is being looked upon as being insignificant, perverted, criminal, sleazy, wreckless, backwards, un-American, treasonous, self destructive, poverty stricken, social welfare dependent, bigotted, lazy, hateful, uncaring, selfish, useless, begging, continuously playing the race card, etc., ...... ......an outlook that has more to do with a ethnic group's financial status, holdings, consumer...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
"I wonder how many Black people really give a schit about how they are LOOKED at ..." by Kevin41 "I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious .... when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters ....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here........." by Kevin41 ************************** ".....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... ..... the...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
CF...you're not that big on comprehension so what something SEEMS like to you is always questionable...once you get the things under your belt that I have done....you MIGHT be in the position to offer scrutiny...but you're in the stage of your life where you are trying to figure out your own existence, let along help others.... I am a product of public schools in Texas and there are many black kids who perform at a level higher than the whites or asians you covet...just like how whites were...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
* I'm not a politcal science professor dumbazz...I teach over 15 different courses in business admin, public admin and technology management.....can you read and comprehend? You tend to paint people with YOUR brush...you're not educated enough to do so. And if you want to place the onus on me in terms of behaviors, act like my students in my masters and doctorate programs and answer questions factually and non-rhetorically, provide factual support to your statements and learn the concepts...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"If KEVIN wants to act like an adult WHO IS A POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR WITH A DOCTORATE I am more than willing to deal." by CF * I'm not a political science professor dumbazz ...I teach over 15 different courses in business admin, public admin and technology management.....can you read and comprehend? You tend to paint people with YOUR brush...you're not educated enough to do so. . And if you want to place the onus on me in terms of behaviors, act like my students in my masters and...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"If KEVIN wants to act like an adult WHO IS A POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR WITH A DOCTORATE I am more than willing to deal." by CF * I'm not a political science professor dumbazz ...I teach over 15 different courses in business admin, public admin and technology management.....can you read and comprehend? You tend to paint people with YOUR brush...you're not educated enough to do so. . And if you want to place the onus on me in terms of behaviors, act like my students in my masters and...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"2. The infammatory nature of his posts is intended to distract from the content of the previous post that cannot rebut. Based on the hateful nature of his posts, an appropriate response would be emotional and inflammatory and therefore sucessfully take the discussion away from the points he cannot rebut or renders his statements moot. **What I have learned is that once you find out the motivation behind a person's behavior, you are not distracted by the behavior itself and less inclined to...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"Nah Isome...those days of giving little mikey attention have fizzled down to nothing......what the hell...i made a decent effort up front to communicate so to hell with it......i read some of the old posts Ricardo chronicled and I was really too damn diplomatic in the first place...just takes a minute to figure it out when you trying to give a fool the benefit of the doubt. Remember when I said so in the thread about New Years resolutions? Well as you can see today is the 7th.....once I get...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Empty Purnata ·
LOL, Isome, you know this has been going on ever since slavery. Remember the old House Kneegrow who would put the fire out if the Massa's house caught on fire? "We sick, bohs!" Thomas Sowell is nothing more than a William F. Buckley-type dressed up in a Black man's body. He's nothing more than a tool for White Conservative Status-Quo defenders to go: "Hey look! This Nigra agrees with us! He sees the light in our reasoning. Why can't the rest of you Nigras be the same way? Why can't you...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Nmaginate ·
COP OUT!! And your typical Race To The RAT HOLE! I guess you have that thing you call "CONDITIONED HOPELESSNESS." You only have power/influence that only goes so far. You can't do any more than that. You're hopeless. The situation you're up against is hopeless. I mean, you rant, rave and rail against stuff? That you can't control? I thought you had a theory about that. You know, that you don't worry about things and people you have no control over. CON-Feed. It's NOW time for the STOP THE...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Afrimerican ·
In all the post topics, the persons calling themself nmaginate, and the Chester person do a good cop/bad cop routine, and with the present political climate, it makes me wonder if they and this site are a C.I.A. front to stir the pot of confusion and idiocy. I know AfricanAmerican.com is a C.I.A. sponsored site, and I know from my prior experiences with persons mentioned, they serve to do no more than fuel an already blazing inferno of discord and dissension, denying the linear chronology of...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

James Wesley Chester ·
Some suggest that they fear that if reparations are awarded that it will prevent African Americans from any future right to legal redress against discrimination. Aside from whether you think this argument makes sense or not, would you agree to a reparations award (of an agreeable amount) if the "cost" was any future opportunity to pursue legal remedy under a race specific claim? You could sue under any race neutral Constitutional protection but any race specific laws would be removed from...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Kevin41 ·
I wonder if CF is his son or little brother? I wonder if my spam alert disconnected the program that we thought was self-hater#1..I haven't seen a post od his...and do not get me wrong...I do not miss his azz........at all...... read this bullschit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The (Blue) State Of The Union Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern...
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Re: Freedom vs. Responsibility

Nmaginate ·
Very good piece. Thanks, HB! I thought these things were significant:Like I said: STRANGE DEMOCRACY I don't know about that "weakest section" stuff but I think I get the "Not only are whites kicking us/them; they are telling us/them how to react to being kicked" point.
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Nmaginate ·
FULL OF SHIT alert!! CON-Feed is FULL OF SHIT!! Why would you take your "shot" if the "conservative" doesn't apply to you, what you espouse and, more importantly, what you reflexively defend all the time? You took a crack at it and you tried to "counter" (aka divert) with "What Has Liberalism Done?" because you know you're heavily invested in "conservative" as your political identity, no matter what name you want to call yourself. You know you support CONservative/Republican POLITICS and...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

bigddouble ·
If the explanation provided above truly describes the mindset of even a small subset of sisters, it is dispicable. That is the worst cop-out.
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Why? Peace, Virtue
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

FireFly ·
I'm not sure if I'm reading you right. If I've misinterpreted what you've said Virtue pls set me straight... but are you saying a thug is the only (black) man who has 'created his own world'? IMHO, being a thug is a cop-out. Not original, certinly not unique, not individual and quite one-dimentional and self-centred. Whatever world we live in, everyone creates their own reality - reality is every conscious moment and how people choose to act in that moment. A man with self-respect and...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

bigddouble ·
art gurl & detroit1 have already touched on many of the reasons why it's shameful. If we are talking about adoration & respect for the criminal lifestyle, I shouldn't have to explain further. Just one more train of thought comment though: If admiring thugs & rejecting educated men is the new "thing" for Black women, then George W. Bush must be beating off the sisters with a stick...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Yes... your description of a thug is mine also.... I tried to portray the sentiment of those I know as best I could.... What I presented wasn't a justification.... It was a perspective..... It also wasn't scientific..... It was simply another experience.... One may not like it...... but it exists and gives one another window into another mindset..... I described it the way that I did because among women that I know they can't really express what they're feeling..... but it comes out in bits...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
Either the worst cop-out or the damnest piece of honesty I've ever witnessed in my life...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

EbonyRose ·
OFF THE HOOK!!! I don't know how else to describe it!! Since I'm at a loss of words to do that, I'll address Yemaya's question! The only thing that wasn't shown on C-Span was the discussion with some of the economic panelists in kind of a question and answer session during lunch. I came in on the tail end of it as I went to eat lunch in my car and hurried back. But other than that C-SPAN stayed with us right to the end! It was a really small place and it was filled to capacity and they had...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
EbonyRose, now that you've brought this up, it did have more participants than the one in Atlanta. Unfortunately for the people who had to speak after Min. Farrakhan, it did seem like the audience and the spirit left after he did. What I didn't like was that they were, except Harry Belafonte, disagreeing with him when he wasn't there to defend himself. Another thing that I did like was the fact that he did bring up the spiritual side of the issue, when the two other ministers on the panel...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

EbonyRose ·
Yes, Yemaya, I thinking today how future forums might go if he were to invite less of the "core group" of panelists that are there ever year. I hope he takes that last young man's advice and let's the young Blood go first next year. That's a discussion that definitely needed to be expanded. But, there are the "usuals" that have headlined the show since the beginning pretty much. And I think Minister Farrakhan was a little "under the weather" today! As much as I love to hear him speak, I...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Khalliqa ·
Just a note.... It's Savior's Day in Chicago..... A BIG Holiday for those in the NOI.... Peace, Virtue
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

kresge ·
I don't have much to add to what ER has said. My wife and I were there for the last two sessions. I definitely think that the the "younger" folk did get the shaft with respect to time. Part of the problem was not only the amount of time taken up by the second group, but the delay in getting right to the panels after lunch, althought I think that it was important to have the survivors or "acheivers" of Hurricane Katrina share their stories as a frame for the discussion. With respect to...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Nmaginate ·
Well, I have to credit Tavis Smiley for both taking this Convenant "Movement" through the Black Church, given its historic role in our Community, while at the same time supporting a Black Institution. Complaints about the size of the venue, as they are, should take that into account. He could easily generate [extra] revenue for some "White" hotel by having the panels in a hotel ballroom or some "White" auditorium. I think the disrespect was mutual. Farrkhan not only "broke from the script"...
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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

Nmaginate ·
Yeah, it really made for pretty twisted allegory. MLK was pretty adamant about RADICAL CHANGE. Whether he would have endorsed a "Fireman" Instinct/approach or not, he would have insisted perhaps to some degree like Farrakhan did on the Revolutionary principle of ALTER or ABOLISH. MLK would have had more profound and pronounced ideas about what to change with the system other than trying to maximize its potential utility for us, IMO.
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Faheem ·
I did not hear all of Cornell's comments (had to do something real quick) but I came back on the part where he said governing ourselves is a "pipe dream". I will go back and review his whole comments in a minute, but I wanted to say this first in regards to what Minister Farrakhan said. Minister Farrakhan words were in tune with the Covenant but his words spoke to what the Covenant does not , and they contradicts Tavis Smiley position that fixing ourselves makes America better. So here is...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
Thank you... I'm trying to understand the Super-Negro thingy... Here it is, a whole symposium dedicated to how we can [better] "help ourselves" (because in some ways we aren't), but this Noble Negro Notion of Saving America, if not the world, becomes a counterpoint to suggestions that we "govern ourselves" - focus on administering directly to our needs and not relying on others to do so? You have got to be kidding me... At the very least, after Katrina, a FEMA like Ministry of Emergency...
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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: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

kresge ·
The Super Negro thing is a form of exceptionalism, that goes back centuries. It is similar to the exceptionalism often found among cultural or political black nationalist. While the later group often asserts that black folk are different, unique, or distinct culturally, socially, historically, or even biologically and thus need a "nation" of our own, the former understands black uniqueness as as somehow salvific for the world. Even before it appears in King, it is present in black culture...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

kresge ·
You did not miss it, because it was not raised. This was the substance of the question on my index card that I handed in. Democrat and Republican do not constitute the political spectrum. There was no question about the viability of third parties, even on the local or state level. I think that is a serious oversight. I am not even saying that it has to be a so-called African American party, but there I think it behooves black folk to "think outside of the box" in this respect. This was also...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
It has nothing to do with a lack of hope. It is a different orientation though. It's one that draws on a logical conclusion collected from a realistic acknowledgement of the history heretofore. And that orientation, though it expresses some of that same resentment, is still directed or come froms a very different place. But you've expressed why the Convenant as a political instrument, in and of itself, is somewhat of a Pipe Dream. Farrakhan's sentiment, however, comes from a self-help...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

kresge ·
Agreed. I conflated several things in that statement that do not necessarily follow.
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Nmaginate ·
No disagreement. The two can and should co-exist "peacefully" - i.e. in harmony and in conjunction. The problem though (and this may be pretty biased, coming from my Nationalist perspective)... none of those "Assimilationists" were talking about any essential changes that they wanted or demanded from the system. Name one change Cornell or Tavis demanded. If that were so, then there was plenty of room for common ground. Farrakhan referenced Thomas Jefferson's idea of Revolution where it is...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

kresge ·
Cornel has definitely mollified his orientation over the last decade. There have actually been a number of books noting this. The West of Prophesy Deliverance who argued for a radical restructuring of society along progressive socialist lines is certainly no more. He is certainly more of an accomodationists (I am hesitant to classify him as an assimilationists. I reserve tha label for Uncle Clarence Thomas and Auntie Condi Rice). The irony is that West has fallen into the same trap that he...
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Re: Mulatto Couple Produces Blonde, Blue Eyed White Child

Pace Tua ·
UN, Great post and great story. I read all 76 comments that people from all over the world made about this story and all of the comments were very positive. Some of the comments reported similar stories like these two: "I am the proud grandmother of 4 wonderful children 2 boys and twin girls and yes the twins are very different, they look exactly like these girls, so not surprising to hear that my son is mixed race and so is his wife. My son is mixed race West Indian and my daughter in law...
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Re: The Left Hand of God

Melesi ·
A pity that you don't remember that we killed Malcolm X ourselves. What color was Talmadge Hayer? Malcolm had said that the Nation of Islam was out to kill him, and perhaps you saw the documentary on his life, "Brother Minister"? It included a secret recording of Louis Farrakhan saying that if they, the NOI, killed Malcolm, that wasn't anybody elese's business. So you're saying that Malcolm died for us even though we did the killing? You're substituting one Savior for another while...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

bigddouble ·
Agreed HB - People, please defend your position without setting up strawman arguments. What is wrong with HB's statements. How did NOI, UNOI, and the Five Percent Nation come to be? Disagreement in the methodology of acheiving a common goal. Unless you consider one or more of the following: Minister Farrakhan, Solomon (Royall), AND Clarence 13X (RIP) to be wrong, why challenge HonestBrother for having a different take? The concepts of service, unity, & protection may be used by a social...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Kai ·
The idea here is that these groups promote service, unity and protection, and therefore should be applauded, not mocked. if you do not believe in the doctrine, fine, however, there is no wrong in respecting the good which has come from these groups. Honest Brother seems to promote the idea that we as the children of slavery should reject organization since being united and organized would mean being controlled in some way. If I can serve alone, can I not serve with 100 others of like mind?
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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: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

EbonyRose ·
Racial Violence Behind Bars - Time For Straight Talk Between the Black and Latino Communities By Anthony Asadullah Samad The violence that has taken place between Black and Latino inmates in the Los Angeles (and now Riverside and San Bernadino) County Jails has caused both the black and Latino communities to take inventory of their relationship. Future relations will require candor, honesty and some historical reflection that has allowed them to peacefully co-exist for 500 years. Black...
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Re: Terrence Howard's "Pimp or Be Pimped" Moment

Yemaya ·
How many times did Jamie Foxx sing "Georgia" outside of the film role he played?? I'm not saying he should sing the song, I'm saying if you play the role of a pimp, you can expect BS like that to come your way. And frankly I'm tired of roles like this being nominated as outstanding by the Academy. I recall Denzel, after many playing outstanding roles, getting an Oscar for "Training Day" where he plays a crooked cop who commits all sorts of crimes. I'll just say we'll agree to disagree on...
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Re: Terrence Howard's "Pimp or Be Pimped" Moment

Black Viking ·
I personally don't believe it's the roles themselves that win awards. Denzel had many stunning preformances, but Training Day was definately one of his best, IMO, because he absolutely nailed it. It also has to do with how broad an audience the film reaches. Denzel's preformance in Malcolm X was also one of his best, but how many people saw it outside of the Black community?
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Re: it was murder not sickle cell

humblelynn ·
I think that the video alone showed us all that it was evident a murder has taken place. I hope that the parents sue everyone that allowed this to happen and those who took part in the cover up. The first cornor should not only lose his license, but he should also face jail time for conspiring to conceal the crime. *Everything that is done in the dark eventually surfaces to light...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Kai ·
Peace.... I find it interesting that people have raised he named Barack Obama, and TD Jakes as leaders when they have led nothing, yet no one has raised the name Louis Farrakhan who has demonstrated great leadership for the entire black community for the last 20 years. I think this is another reason why we will always have a hard time finding good leadership, we always fail to acknowledge the good of people who are not backed by the media machine. Perhaps we haven't figured ut yet that the...
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Re: Conspiracy, COINTELPRO & Malachi York

Kai ·
Peace... I am not familiar enough with the Dr. York case to say whether or not his trial was fair. However, I do understand that quite often in the history of this nation, the courts are given "under the table" amicus curiae briefs which help the form it's disposition against groups of blacks seeking to declare independence, or the objective to seperate from this country. I am not surprised to see the Nuwabian leader attacked, and removed like he was..Despite what those who have formed...
 
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