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Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

Rowe ·
That's interesting because I was watching an old episode of Dave Chapelle the other night, and his musical guest was "Big Boi," one of the group members of the popular rap group, Outkast. He was wearing an outfit that was very similiar to the White dude's outfit that I described earlier in the discussion. But instead, the artist Big Boi wore a black velvet blazer with padded elbows, crisp white shirt, relaxed jeans, etc. Is Big Boi "gay?" I also spotted Will Smith wearing a velvet blazer...
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Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

AudioGuy ·
There you go again, putting words in my mouth... You seem to forget that I live in D.C. and I have worked in the entertainment industry for 20+ yrs. I KNOW gay when I see/hear it... and the guy you described is gay or he definetely wants to be... The men that you described do not pick their own clothes, their "fashions" are usually picked by gay males... And I do not work "outside" of the entertainment industry... Sheeee's Back!!!
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

MBM ·
Based upon the onus you place on their backs, why do you call them "victims"? Please explain. A woman has been repeatedly abused by her husband over the years. She walks into the police station, finally, seeking protection and relief. CF looks at her and says, "What are you prepared to do to change to help your situation?" First of all - she has taken the first step and is at the damned police station. Second of all, that she has survived as long as she has is a testament to her personal...
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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
"Never To Be Forgotten" Renaldo "Obie" Benson/Singer with the Four Tops Lamont Bentley/Actor on "Moesha" Kenneth Bancroft Clark Shirley Anita Chisholm/Politician Johnnie Cochran, Jr./Famous Lawyer Shirley Horn/Jazz Singer Willie Hutch: Willie McKinley Hutchinson/ Motown Record Producer John H. Johnson/Publisher-Ebony Magazine, Jet Edward "Eddie" Patten/Member of Glady Knight and the Pips Constance Baker Motley/Attorney, Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks/Civil Rights Activist Brock...
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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
Thx folobatuyi and HonestBrother. LOL--I have a revision: AITKEN, LAUREL/78 -- JAMAICAN SINGER BENNETT-SATTLER, JUDITH/54 -- ABUSE AGENCY LEADER BAIRD, HARRY/74 -- BRITISH ACTOR BAUGH, CECIL/96 -- JAMAICAN POTTER BENSON, RENALDO "OBIE"/69 -- MEMBER OF THE FOUR TOPS GROUP BENTLEY, LAMONT/31 -- ACTOR BERESFORD, RANDOLPH/91 -- BRITISH MAYOR OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM BROWN JR., OSCAR/78 -- SINGER/SONWRITER/ACTOR/PLAYWRIGHT CAMPBELL, LITTLE MILTON/70 -- BLUES ARTIST CARGILLE, PETER/41 -- JAMAICAN...
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Isome: Do you get paid by someone to do what you do? Do you see any particular benefit that is translated to the people that you are concerned about based on what you do? How much money do you figure that SENATOR Robert KKK Byrd has received from these same companies? You see if you were OBJECTIVE (and we all know the deal) you would inspect the donations to Byrd as well. You would also attempt to place this ONE INCIDENT into the CONTEXT of the general condition of safety of the industry.
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: The Greatness of Spike Lee

HonestBrother ·
"4 Little Girls" is great (and extremely difficult to watch at times). Another recent work by Spike is "A Huey P. Newton Story". This is fantastic! It stars Roger Guenveur Smith (Smiley from "Do the Right Thing") in a one man show. You can get info and purchase the DVD at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000EMYBQ/qid=1137806...07846&s=dvd&v=glance Editorial Reviews Product Description: A Huey P. Newton Story is an intimate portrait of Huey P. Newton, the late co-founder of the...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
Poison Justice Stevens, Coulter jokes LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- Conservative commentator Ann Coulter, speaking at a traditionally black college, joked that Justice John Paul Stevens should be poisoned. Coulter had told the Philander Smith College audience Thursday that more conservative justices were needed on the Supreme Court to change the current law on abortion. Stevens is one of the court's most liberal members. "We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

HonestBrother ·
Too bad somebody didn't put rat poison in Ann Coulter's cappuchino.... And that wasn't a joke.
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

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

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

FireFly ·
Look forward to hearing your review work4rymes Yes the film is an obvious parallel to what is happening today, but it is set firmly and convincingly in the 1950's. Rather than 'hitting everyone over the head' with his message, Clooney chooses to tell his story via the newsteam at CBS and in particular on air broadcaster Edward Murrow. I think the film was made more for those of us who weren't around in the McCarthy era, to prompt discussion and further reading. I don't think there was time...
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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: New Black Conservative Website

Pace Tua ·
Toussaint, a few of your assumptions are flawed. For one, the assumption that free-market economies are free. This may be more or less true, but for us it's getting less and less true with each passing year. Government de-regulation, government interference, corporate collusion and monopolistic practices are limiting that free-market more and more over time. The result is less choice, not more. Good cases in point are the lack of enforcement of anti-trust laws that are on the books and the...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
How many computers were there in the world when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote Souls of Black Folk? Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903. The vacuum tube had not been invented. It would be another 5 years before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Do you have any idea how much that changed the American way of life? Du Bois was born in 1868. Marx didn't die until Du Bois was 15 years old. People are constantly talking about children being the future but clutter their heads with trivia from the...
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Re: Movie: What If The SOUTH Had Won?

jazzdog ·
I haven't read the book but on the cover it shows Robert Lee standing with a AK-47 automatic weapon which would have made a hell of a difference during the civil war.
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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: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Nmaginate ·
This seems like a pretty good source (you can provide yours)...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Panama's Indian albinos a revered elite Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:02 AM ET By Mike Power ISLA TIGRE, Panama (Reuters) - When Kuna Indian medicine man Mandiuliguina Flores speaks, everyone listens. For his dark-skinned indigenous audience, the albino shaman's milky white skin gives him special powers. In a quirk of history and genetics, Panama's Kuna tribe has one of the world's highest occurrences of albinos, revered as an elite group that the Kuna call "the children of the moon". Kuna mythology...
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Re: Johnson Buys Bank to Build Black-Focused Financial Firm

James Wesley Chester ·
But, I'd be more inclined to think that his motivation was more to the tune of his noting (as do on this board) the amount of money that flows through the Black economy every year and came up with a way to get a piece of it using that "black skin" of his (and us) to do it.---EbonyRose Thanks for the extra effort for me. As people grow within themselves, they spend less and less time 'beginning their day' with the color of their skin. When I begin my day, I don't look in the mirror and see...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

umbrarchist ·
Ex-Agent Smith: Beware of splinters in your mind. Sally Kempton: umbra
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

nayo ·
Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? Michael Beach (I have always thought he was very goodlooking) Will Smith Vin Diesel Wentworth Miller (Prison Break-a biracial actor who could 'pass' as caucasian/handsome)
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

Frenchy ·
Shag - Wentworth Miller Marry - Vin Diesel Push off a cliff - Will Smith Kiss (no tongue!) - Michael Beach Next choices: Shag, Marry or Push off a cliff... Louis Farrakhan Tiki Barber Bill Gates
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

Khalliqa ·
Not changing the rules, tru...... accomodating for those of us who would like to play and participate but keep our values.... This game was played on another all female site..... and the words were something like.... f**k, date, marry, kill..... to allow the Muslims to play..... whenever one of us would post we simply tweaked the words a bit.... so we were comfortable.... it was no big deal for any one and the game was played for a long time..... it was fun for everyone..... I'm not trying...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
I'm sorry people, but I identify with neither Political Party Democratic or Republican. I only give you the the true "FACTS". On the contrary, what has the "democrats" done for Black people besides, invent the KKK, all the lynching from 1866 until the 1960's, blocking Civil Rights Acts since the 1800's and keep electing Senator Robert Byrd (Dem) a known KKK leader up until he was 40 years old and still serving in the Senate. I don't hear anything from any so called Black Leader. The...
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Re: Black Like GOP

alonzo ·
Telltruth-----After reading this and your other post you probably need to change your name. "Telltruth" is not working for you anymore. You may not be a member of either party but your opinions are surely slanted to the right. Also brother, if you're not politically active then your opinions don't count and they don't matter. This will surely be the last post of yours I respond to. Next, you're arguing points you don't need to argue among black people. I'm a democrat and I have no love for...
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Re: 911 Helps Boy's Mom Die

ma'am ·
It hurts to watch Robert. A reporter was asking him what was going through his mind when one of the operators said something or another and the boy repeated the words the operator said to him verbatim as if he's still reliving the moment. He was probably watching his mother die as the operator yelled stop playing on the phone. I think the reporter asked him to reenact what he did that day. He dialed the number and then hugged a woman standing next to him. Breaks the heart. It didn't even...
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Re: 911 Helps Boy's Mom Die

TruEssence ·
My heart hurts for Robert! He did everything right! I have repeatedly showed and also tell my daughter to call 911 when there is a emergency and mommy and daddy are not around! So have other parents! I would hate to have the same thing to her! I agree that the system needs to be fixed! It needs to be fixed immediately!!
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Empty Purnata ·
Yes, in Capitalist dictatorships like Singapore, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Saudia Arabia, Croatia and Cambodia. Zimbabwe is a proto-Fascist Neoliberal dictatorship BACKED BY THE US GOVERNMENT, I might add. Before you go on and on about dictatorships, go read up on your beloved gub'ment's relationship with them. Our military-industrial complex trained guerilla fighters on US military bases to murder Socialist leaders like Patrice Lumumba (in my avatar) and Kwame Nkrumah and supported...
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Re: On this date: April 6th

The_Congo (Guest) ·
Fine, you and I, more times than less, disagreed about certain views of history. Being an avid fan of history, I too was surprised about the importance of Matthew Henson being on Peary's expedition. Despite the relegated title of 'employee', makes you wonder whether Robert Peary could have even done it without him. Another strange note; I find the soft cries of racism with Henson faded glory and the 'dumb-downing' of the Norwegian, Roald Amundsen, eerily similar. Roald Amundsen (you know...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
You can call it tripe if want to....but, what I gave you is documented historical facts-And like I said it doesn't matter to me whether you believe it or not....you can get the facts right on your computer-just google it! Here is something else written by another Black man: TRUTH ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY From Toogood Reports The Long, Sad, Violent History of Democrats' Racial Hatred for Blacks BY: Perry Drake May 2003 It has always seemed unnatural and unwise to me whenever I hear someone...
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Re: On this date: April 6th

Dusty Elbow ·
I saw a special on Matthew Henson. In it there was this debate on whether Matthew Henson or Robert E. Peary TRULY discovered the North Pole. However both Henson and Peary had FEELINGS and shared those FEELINGS, intimately with the Iniuit women in the far North. There was a fair but dark skin Inuit child and there was a white-skinned irregular-faced Inuit child born. These children grew up and wanted to know more about their heritage. Even the elderly Inuit at the time of Matthew Henson and...
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Re: PanAfrica: Africa to Have Single President By 2025

The_Congo (Guest) ·
I completely agree with EbonyRose. MBM, I know you side with everything BLACK, but USUALLY the majority of your comments are along the lines of heightened intelligence. MBM: "but I've always thought that Mugabe - as a strong black man overthrowing a white government and kicking white folks out - got a bad rap in the global media." But this statement borders ignorance. Mugabe did not "overthrow" a white government. It was handed to him on a silver platter by the ol' dreaded United States of...
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Re: Zimbabweans have 'shortest lives'

ZAKAR ·
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Renews Threat of Mine Grabs Email This Page Print This Page Business Day (Johannesburg) April 19, 2006 Posted to the web April 19, 2006 Dumisani Muleya Johannesburg EMBATTLED Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe yesterday stirred controversy again by renewing his threat to grab 51% of foreign-owned mines, with 25% of that taken for free. "We said we want 51% in favour of Zimbabwe and 49% in favour of the investors," Mugabe told a gathering at a local stadium in Harare to mark...
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Re: Incentives

umbrarchist ·
Garbage is a higher class of trash. Like an empty tin can that used to contain caviar versus an empty tin can that used to contain tuna. Adam Smith advocated a system in which each individual pursuing his self interest resulted in what was best for society as a whole. But Adam Smith did not live in a world of planned obsolescence and Freudian marketing techniques. The self proclaimed cpitalists in this society hold up Adam Smith as their Lawgiver (see Planet of the Apes) but they don't talk...
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Re: Incentives

Empty Purnata ·
Have you gone elitist on me now? True. Capitalism doesn't sound that bad in Adam Smith's original envisionment of it. Adam Smith, although a capitalist, was actually pretty socialistic in heart in many of his views. He believed that people would be able to use capitalism to benefit society as a whole and he had a real disdain for businessmen and aristorcracy. However, he also distrusted the people, he believed that capitalism could be properly used by "enlightened statesmen" and "philosopher...
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Re: Sad Story ...

jazzdog ·
True, but what self respecting black man would want to especially something like this. Forcibly performing oral sex on the woman and this is after she threw up on herself. Thats one nasty ass brotha.
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
Subject: Anger Management When you occasionally have a really bad day, and you just need to take it out on someone, don't take it out on someone you know, take it out on someone you DON'T know. I was sitting at my desk when I remembered a phone call I'd forgotten to make. I found the number and dialed it. A man answered saying Hello." I politely said, "This is Chris. Could I please speak with Robyn Carter?" Suddenly a manic voice yelled out in my ear "Get the right f***ing number!" and the...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

blaqfist ·
Soul Doc. that was an outstanding letter, I have printed it and will pass it around. I would like to add you to my e-mail list. We need to hook up. You can e-mail me at blaqfist@blackplanet.com. I applaud the success that Robert L. Johnson, has had financially. Guy starts a business off with a 500K loan and in less then 25 years sells the company for 3 Billion. That aint bad in anybodies book. But I do have some complaints about BET that transcends making money. I find that even BET's musiq...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

mirahjay ·
I read the soul doctor's post on another board I frequent. I continue to hear us complain about the content of BET. But in my estimate, it goes further. In my estimate it;s about not being able to harness our collective monetary power to own even one tv station which reflects our heritage goals etc.. We can't stay angry with Robert Johnson, every one has their own mission. Perhaps his was not be the vehicle for us. But the fact that "they" could purchase the station and then wipe off all of...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

ItAintEazy ·
I'll admit, I still watch BET from time to time, only during Comic View and when they show old-school videos. But I say BET has been a lost cause ever since Robert Johnson sold the station to Viacom, It's been a lost cause when Viacom moved BET out of Harlem to it's CBS station downtown It's been a lost cause when BET fired Tavis Smiley without any adequate replacement. It's been a lost cause when it succeeded in being the black bastard twin of Empty-V. It's all just part of that media...
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Re: Kennedy calls case for war a 'fraud'

Lofton (Guest) ·
Hello sergeant, The only Kennedy family members who have earned the respect due them, were assassinated in the 60's, one being former President John F. Kennedy, and other being former Senator Robert Kennedy. ...And to Think or Believe That the Kennedy Family are Any Friend to Black People Should Raise Plenty of Eyebrows, Considering the Disrespect Shown to A Black Female LAX Employee by Senator Patrick Kennedy, the son of Senator Ted Kennedy With the exception of former President John F.
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Re: Can the Shade of Your Skin Determine Career Success?

Afroman ·
Colorism Wouldn't they be surprised when one day I woke out of my black ugly dream, and my real hair, which was long and blond, would take the place of the kinky mass Momma wouldn't let me straighten? My light-blue eyes would hypnotize them ... - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. On TV and in magazines, you seldom see a dark-skinned black person. Our culture is still being led to believe that having lighter skin somehow makes you a better person. Black people with lighter skin...
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

MBM ·
An Occupied Country It has become clear, very quickly, that Iraq is not a liberated country, but an occupied country. We became familiar with the term "occupied country" during World War II. We talked of German-occupied France, German-occupied Europe. And after the war we spoke of Soviet-occupied Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Eastern Europe. It was the Nazis, the Soviets, who occupied other countries. Now we are the occupiers. True, we liberated Iraq from Saddam Hussein, but not from us. Just as...
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Re: There is hope for black television!

EbonyRose ·
Toumani .... I wasn't saying that Viacom turned BET into trash. It was already trash under the ownership of Robert Johnson. What I was trying to say is that Viacom will most definitely keep it trashy, for as long as they own it. Yes, I saw both of those shows! I believe ol' Bob said what he said in the interview he gave when trying to justify his firing Tavis. Somehow, I remember his little speech as sticking his mouth in his foot even deeper than he had already stuck it in there! And that...
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Re: Minnesota Racial Profiling Study: No Suprises Here

ItAintEazy ·
Yssys: Exactly, blacks don't even have to do nothing to be charged with horrific crimes, just look at the Charles Stuart and Susan Smith cases. Kweli: Well as far as I know, I don't think any white person has been stopped for having stickers on their windshields - even though the police have been using that (and tinted windshields) as an excuse to search.
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Re: The Blues on PBS

isistah ·
I'm really enjoying the whole series. Some of the footage is fantastic. I'd never actually seen some of the artists, like Mamie Smith or John Lee Hooker as a young man. Sister Rosetta Thorpe as a young woman! Even the background footage is great- the churches, juke joints, chain gangs - priceless. One really poignant moment was when B. B. King talked about how an audience of black teenagers booed him at a festival and how it hurt him, but white teens later gave him a standing ovation.
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Re: Black Republicans

Lofton (Guest) ·
All B.S. Aside, Be it Democrat, Republican, Green Party, Peace and Freedom, Independent, and/or Otherwise, the Lesson Learned is that the People Rule and not the Politicians! It is predicted that the same activity can or will occur within any jurisdiction with the U.S., as it pertains to any concerted effort on the part of the people to remove an elected official from office! "Shaken Democrats Take Stock Several contenders stake out positions for 2006 race. While some cast recall as a...
 
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