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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: Playing with Americans left and right hands on reparation.

MBM ·
Quoted from the article, these are things that Republicans are suing Democrats for: It's pretty pathetic that this is the best that black conservatives can do. The fact is that above and beyond any party affiliations, it is conservative ideology that was behind everything listed above. What does that say about conservatives that they are attacking Democrats because of their previous conservative positions?
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
NO! It is exactly that unbalance relationship that leads to a stalled, halted or forsaken "dialogue." Arguably, people could say Dr. King and Pres. Lydon Johnson started a "dialogue." For sure, a number of common folk or community leaders, mostly educators and religious leaders have had "dialogues." But hardly any thing that can be regarded as a serious "dialogue" where it counts, in the halls of power. As for Clinton's deal, you can research and look for opinions about that "conversation".
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
EVEN MORE!! http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml More responses to "Do Black Men Still Want Us?" Spirited comments about romantic options and worries Letters to the Editor Published October 2, 2004 Where is the love? A magazine asks whether black men still desire black women. Eight men offer their answers. Black women speak out Earlier this week, African-American men answered women's question "Do Black Men Still Want Us?' Now women discuss their romantic...
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Re: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

Black Viking ·
No kidding! Were they expecting a different result this time? I thought these to words were synonymus in a cops mind. More synonyms. OK Johnson, explain how one of these is somehow worse than the other. There is a reason why we have such a hard time listening to these double speaking politicians, it's because they say crap like this. He won't "apologize", but he has "expressed regret"? If this is even remotely true, how did he get himself into this mess in the first place? What Police...
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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: College "Education" Is BS

Pace Tua ·
Have to agree with you on this one, EP. For the most part, colleges and universities are institutions of conformity. I say this with some insight, having worked at UCSF in administration for eleven years. In general, colleges and universities are a mirror of the values of society. And in this society, the reflection is capitalism and power. For US colleges and universities, government funding, corporate funding, private grants, and alumnae contributions, pretty much spell status quo.
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Re: Johnson Buys Bank to Build Black-Focused Financial Firm

EbonyRose ·
Pretty soon, he's really going to convince me he's a Black man!! No, but really, I think this is good news!! for Mr. Johnson!! Although I will probably never forgive him for selling BET to a white-owned corporation ... he makes it really hard to totally dislike him.
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Re: Johnson Buys Bank to Build Black-Focused Financial Firm

Lamp ·
I think Johnson is making a step in the right direction. I think the creation, appearance of black banks will go a long way in building up the trust among blacks to do business with each other.. I mean he could be doing other things but he decided to bring something greatly need to our community..
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Re: Johnson Buys Bank to Build Black-Focused Financial Firm

EbonyRose ·
I'll give it a shot, Mr. Chester And actually, as I think about it I do see your point. But, those that are 'black in skin color only' are really no beter than those feed off of us in the same manner as those who don't look like us do. They provide benefit for personal gain, not in order to contribute to the community "goal" of upliftment, as it were. They go around taking accolades as "The first Black this ... and the first African American that ..." But they are much more green than they...
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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: What are you listening to right now?

Rowe ·
Awesome! Her album Comfort Woman is really nice too. The only album that I would not recommend getting (unless you're a die-hard Meshell Ndegeocello fan), is Bitter. There are few decent tracks on this album, but many of the songs are really slow. Songs like "Fool of Me" and "Bitter" are mainly about having your heart broken. But she comes back HARD with Comfort Woman and Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidels. Now, Meshell is back to doing the music that we all love. Visit the following website...
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

Vito ·
You know what really concerns me, though. There are a number of extremely wealthy black people in this country. oprah winfrey, Bob Johnson, Michael-Lin Chee, to name a few. Do these people not feel a great responsibility to their community? And if they are so smart, why do they not take advantage of, what sems to me, obvious opportunities. For example, I'm strongly in support of black owned banks. Not only do banks finance home ownership, business development and infrastructure, but bank...
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Re: Black Like GOP

ZAKAR ·
In my opinion both fucks us equally and neither uses a condom. During Clintons run what happend, more black men got locked up than ever before. NAFTA was passed, who benifits from NAFTA, Mexico and Big business, who lose, working class citizens of the nation. I havent seen anything the Democratic party has done for us since Johnson, and what he did was give acts that were already given to us in the late 1800's
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Re: Black Like GOP

keylargo ·
so based on your analogy, I guess we should just not fuck.....but since we know, we can't not fuck, we must pick which one to do. let's not forget, we have to negotiate with Republicans. It's hard to get things done when the two can't agree. Also, Reagan's "war on drugs" is what contributed to the high rate of incarceration of black men. you can also blame the unequal judicial system and poor choices made by some men. You cannot blame Clinton for that.
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
Yeah, but, it was Democrats who elected him to the Office of the Senate....and that is people. The so-called Rev. Jesse Jackson and company never said a word about this former Klansman....but they did against Senator Trent Lot. Clinton is a Democrat and he was elected by Democrats which are the people. !932-1933 the Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt put forth the New Deal and under that was the Welfare system....that's when Blacks switched political parties from Republican to...
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Re: Black Like GOP

Black Viking ·
You mean his constituants elected him to the Senate. So, the only thing I gather from that, is that his constituants are morons. I don't care much for Jackson. But, he doesn't make policy, so I don't have to care much about him either. Okay.... so what? Before you even begin to explain how the Black family was destroyed, you have to convince me that it has been destroyed at all. I become very frustrated with people who throw around sentences like "this or that is destroying the Black family"...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
Here is one of your greatest Black leftwing liberals William Raspberry writing in one of the greatest leftwing newspapers the Washington Post on the subject of Black families www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/24/AR2005072401115.html Bill Cosby on the Black Family fatherhood.about.com/b/a/097326.htm I have respect for those kinds of people as long as they don't step on my toes. I see that you feel that those kinds of people have a right to equate their struggle with the...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
You Might Be A Mom If . . . 1. Your feet stick to the kitchen floor, and you don't care. 2. When the kids are fighting, you threaten to lock them in a room together and not let them out until someone's bleeding. 3. You can't find your cordless phone, so you ask a friend to call you, and you run around the house madly, following the sound until you locate the phone downstairs in the laundry basket. 4. You spend an entire week wearing sweats. 5. Your idea of a good day is making it through...
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Re: What Ever Happened To...

MBM ·
The Brothers Johnson?
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Re: The Juice...

Nykkii ·
The R. Kelly Dilemna (Sep. 12, 2003) What do we know about R. Kelly? Think about it. Does anyone even know his wife or children's names? Has there ever been a picture of them together in public? Does he have a twin brother? Did he & Aaliyah actually marry when she was 15? If so, exactly how does that happen? There are so many things we don't really know about R. Kelly. Let's examine what we do know: We know that Kelly was born in January 1969 in Chicago's South Side and released his...
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Re: Black Caucus Won't Air Debate On Black TV

EbonyRose ·
Yeah, that got me too, MBM!! I figure that's got to be the white folk's version of Black TV!! Or what they think it is. Another thing is that BET has lost a lot of viewship. It may still claim 25 million households, but I wonder how many of those actually sit and watch the station and how many just turn it on to have the TV on or the music playing. I think the last time I turned it on, Rob Johnson was trying to explain why he fired Tavis!! Another thing, though is that as Jim Chester says,...
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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: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

Kevin41 ·
sgt, Take out all of the black workers/professionals in the various fields throughout the country and make it all lilly white.....do you REALLY think america would be as competitive? hell no!! the fact that they kept america lilly white and tried to use pig farmers over qualified blacks has made every industry in this country fail at one point or another.....you need to read diversityinc.com to see the monetary price paid for a lack of diversity...the IT field was a prime example...tried to...
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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: There is hope for black television!

Toumani ·
Hmmm, I wouldn't be so quick to lay the blame on Viacom. To me, it seems that Johnson himself is at fault. Remember not too long ago when there was a MAJOR effort to change the negativity spit out daily by BET? Well, the response was so overwhelming that Johnson himself came on the air (news program) to address the situation. He made a complete azz of himself and basically told Black America that he would not do one thing to change the way BET is and that he could care less about the phone...
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Re: VOTE

Lofton (Guest) ·
Hello Everyone, As I type the political debate is being aired on KNBC, from 6-9:30 PM, Pacific Time. Very interesting session to which the question and answer session is very open, and frank. Don't care for Arnold Schwarzenegger or Bustamante. The Republican Tom McClintock appears to use common sense approach in reducing taxes, government spending, and improving the economy within California. _______________________________________________ Of Course I Can't Speak for Everyone, but I'm Voting...
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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: There is hope for black television!

blaqfist ·
One thing that is lost in the shuffle w/ the BET sell to Viacom is the fact that Johnson is still a major player at BET/Viacom.. He sold the company for 3 Billion in Viacom stock. Making him the second largest stock holder, behind Sumner Redstone,Viacom's Chairman and CEO and one of the wealthiest men in the world. So Johnson still has major input at BET/ Viacom Here is a very informative article from africana.com about the sale. http://www.africana.com/articles/daily/index_20001129.asp...
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Re: Black Republicans

Yssys (Guest) ·
Today, the Black Republican does equal traitor or Uncle Tom versus the Black Republican of 50 years ago. It's really a question of ideology. I've heard someone argue that the Republican party was the party of Lincoln that ended slavery, branding it the "liberal" party for years. However, that ideology changed during the Civil Rights Movement, when white people got upset with Johnson for signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Many of the white conservative/racists Democrats, example Strom...
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Re: Ex-POW's Family Accuses Army Of Double Standard on Benefit

Kweli4Real ·
LMBAO, Faheem. NO FAHEEM!!! You have it mistaken. It wasn't Lynch's White skin that accounts for the difference in treatment, it was her blonde hair. In the continuing effort to feed the sheep, uhm, provide the American public with fair and balanced reporting of our progress in this war against terrorist aggression, we had to pick someone to highlight. And, everybody knows that blonde hair looks better on camera than those Knaps Johnson was sporting. So, we picked Lynch. And, we couldn't...
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Re: Ex-POW's Family Accuses Army Of Double Standard on Benefit

EbonyRose ·
LOL! Y'all are really funny! I found this version of this story where apparently the Army returned the call and gave their response to this situation. Family Says Army Shortchanging Former POW By CHRIS ROBERTS, Associated Press Writer EL PASO, Texas - The father of former prisoner of war Shoshana Johnson on Friday accused the Army of shortchanging his daughter of disability benefits after she was offered a smaller paycheck than fellow POW Jessica Lynch. "She is not getting what she...
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Re: Bush Spit Cost Us

Our Empowerment ·
Mobile, Ala. Howard Johnson II Army Pfc. Howard Johnson II, 21, of Mobile, Ala., was killed in action in Iraq. "He was God's gift to us and the Lord has taken him away," said his father, the Rev. Howard Johnson, who pastors Truevine Missionary Baptist Church in Prichard. His family says the deployment to the Persian Gulf was his first trip out of the country. His unit, the Army's 507th Maintenance Company, wasn't expected to see combat, but it was ambushed by Iraqi forces March 23. Johnson,...
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Re: Ex-POW's Family Accuses Army Of Double Standard on Benefit

Yssys (Guest) ·
Do they really think that American people are ignorant and just can't add? Jessica Lynch got 80% disability benefit and a million dollar movie contract, she made out like a fat rat! This Major Stover better stop being a stooge because Jessica Lynch was indeed given a discharge, how else can she get the 80% disability if she's still in service! She can't work if she's that disabled! Duh. Shoshanna Johnson should take this to the congressional court. And of course Lynch can say nice things...
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Re: Ex-POW's Family Accuses Army Of Double Standard on Benefit

Yssys (Guest) ·
I think that they should get 100% disability for right now, until there has been a further assessment on their injuries and at that time their injuries should be assessed again and pro-rated. But for the military to just summarily dismiss one at 30% and the other at 80% at this time is just wrong. I would imagine that Shoshanna Johnson's injuries are more extensive for the following reasons: Shoshanna has a young daughter, (can you just imagine the psychological torture of having to worry...
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Re: Ex-POW's Family Accuses Army Of Double Standard on Benefit

Kweli4Real ·
And more Yssys, the disability determination should be based on the effect the injuries have one a person's life plan. Johnson went into the service to get training so that she could pursue her life plan of becoming a chef. Her plan seemed on track when she was assigned to work as a cook. Even when she is "fully rehabiliated", her injuries will prevent her from standing for extended periods of time. This will no doubt limit her ability to pursue her life plan. Yep, Colin should stand up, but...
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Re: Halle Berry in "Monster's Ball"

Huey ·
Yes we can, but how can we discuss it beyond the movie beyond the sex scene if that scene is the one thing or one of the things that so many are stuck on? [This message was edited by Huey on November 11, 2003 at 02:01 PM.]
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Re: Black Media Barons Back Sharpton Bid

Our Empowerment ·
That proves a few things to me, 1) Johnson is still for our people, even with his billions; 2) Sharpton has made the necessary connections with Black money, (he already has a level of grass roots support), and 3) his agenda is on point and he's proberbly surprising himself yet again, like he did with the NY Senate race (about 20%of the vote, which included White folk from upstate) or the NYC Mayorial race (received 30% of the vote just bearly loosing in dem race). This is working out great...
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Re: Bush Spit Cost Us

Our Empowerment ·
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
The Price of Slavery Several high-profile lawsuits filed recently in this country are seeking redress for slavery and other racial wrongs, focusing national attention on the re-emerging question of reparations. Climenko professor of law Charles Ogletree Jr. leads a team suing Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the racial violence of 1921 that killed 300 and destroyed the African-American community of Greenwood. And lawyers who won multibillion-dollar awards from European companies for Holocaust victims...
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Re: Bush Spit Cost Us

EbonyRose ·
He did that because he wants to show that even in a country where two soldiers, one an Army Specialist who is shot through both legs in the line of duty, held in captivity longer than the other, is being summarily discharged with a 30% disability benefit, and is a Black woman (Ms. Shoshana Johnson) and another who is merely a Private who suffered no gunshot wounds, was held 10 days less than her fellow comrad, and is a White woman, yet receives a better compensation package, better discharge...
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Re: Black Sites That Are Owned by Whites

ThaWatcher ·
Can someone inform or post the difference between Bob Johnson's ownership and Viacom's ownership of BET??....They aren't playing any more videos now, and they aren't perpetuating a "more negative" image than Bob Johnson was....
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Re: Black Sites That Are Owned by Whites

OutOfTIme2008 ·
Since I am many people were not watching BET at the time of Bob Johnson's ownership, I cannot say for sure that the present day disrepectful practices were in place. But I have heard this, and so for the moment I will take your word that this is true. But regardless of what was going on then, the problem present day protestors are having is with what is going on today. Perhaps if the same people had become aware or had the time or inclination back then, they would have started the protest...
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Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
Christianity and Racism Rusty Wright -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Does Christianity Promote Racism? Thirty years after the heyday of the Civil Rights movement, racial issues in the US remain sensitive. Racial quotas in the workplace and academia continue to be controversial. Prominent corporations are accused of racist practices. Certain supremacy groups promote the Bible, God and the white race. Race and politics interact in ways that...
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Re: I love the men of the Nation of Islam

Prophetessofrage ·
Persecution follows Revelation By Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan [Editor's note: The following text is excerpted from a March 25, 2001 speech delivered by Minister Louis Farrakhan at Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Illinois.] In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful. In order to be successful in establishing truth, we have to be imbued with the spirit of Allah (God). Otherwise, the persecution that follows revelation will prove to be too much and we will give up the truth to seek...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

James Wesley Chester ·
I think a lot of MLK'S success was the result of the high activity of its spinoff SNCC, and high inciting voice of Malcolm. The in-the-street reality of The Black Panther party was also a strong contributor, and maybe of equal magnitude. Then President Johnson had choose. Did he want Stokely, Malcolm, or Huey, in any combination, or did he want Martin. In order for Martin to be successful, he had to have some successes. The masses were being divided among the "angry three." This is not to...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
The reason I lumped you in with all the other posters is because in these little men/women post, there's always some fact that is based in truth but so much has been inflated, exaggerated, omitted, distorted that it has little resemblence to the actual truth(whether intentional or not) thus the term "wacky facts." As to the statement about you outnumbering us, your right again. But yet again you make it seem to be some huge difference. U,S, census reports: 90.6 black men for every 100 black...
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Re: Emerge, BET Weekend, Savoy, Heart & Soul, Honey and Impact, All Gone.

James Wesley Chester ·
Which company? I think Viacom got rid of the "heavy lifting." The piece referenced "patient money." That is not Viacom. Viacom has no commitment to African America. Viacom is committed to the bottom line. That is what it was created for. There is no surprise here. The commitment left when Johnson took his reward, and left. Nothing wrong with that. He earned it. He owned it. Hopefully, he will use his leverage to do additional things to leverage African America into the mainstream of...
 
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