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Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

bigddouble ·
I don't equate dressing up with being gay - I just don't care for the look you described (and typically if you see a brother ( especially in ATL! ) rocking that kind of 'fashion', he's gay - AG & I are just trying to help you out!) The look you're raving about is an Esquire, GQ type of fashion, i.e. European. Sorry, it's just not my style. Do you know how much those clown clothes cost? By the way, I'm not a fan of the mega-expensive urban wear either. I have better things to do with my...
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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

bigddouble ·
I see you're back in form for 2006 Raheem! Keep the fire hot brother!
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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
i'll try to let it burn, but I must admit I love to battle the haters here too Happy New Year!!!
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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

Oshun Auset ·
That hit's to the core of my point on this thread... BTW I like your contributions to the forum. Honest Brother you are! Don't even get me started about who is at most of the Reaggae and Continental African musical concerts I go to... Besides the Carribean and continental born Africans of course...Those of us born in the states are beyond low in attendence! It's a damn shame!
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
And YOU seem to know the talking points of the WHITE SOCIALIST rather well. You see MBM - you have an open ended heart. You and other fundamentalist believe that you have MORAL SUPERIORITY because you stand for PROVIDING MAXIMUM BENEFIT FOR THE MASSES. How touching. You fail miserably when it comes to the concept of EXPECTING SOMETHEM FROM THE POOR. My wife and I COULD have a 3rd, 4th or even 8th baby. We know that by doing so it would impact us financially, time-wise, housing-wise and...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Honest Brother - you are probably a funny brother in person and not half the PRICK that you come off as on this message board.
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

HonestBrother ·
I'm funny when I wannabe. But with folk like you WANNABES I'm a PRICK. That's the * most * perceptive thing you've said so far. Congratulations!
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

MidLifeMan ·
From all the back and forth that we – black men and women – do, it would appear that can be said for both sides. One rule I think all people should follow is "Don't ask of others what you are not willing or able to do yourself in return". I always find it funny see a fat, bald, bad dressing brother who has his mind set on dating a super model. We can get a beer belly and look like a dressed up Easter egg but let woman put a little baby weight and men are ready to trade them in. And then you...
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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

HonestBrother ·
You are so kind You're not kidding. I went to a Reggae festival a few months ago and guess what the dominant hue was...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

qty226 ·
I guess both men/women can only see their side of things...because of experiences. But i have issues with those that 'want' more than they 'are'. As Sweetwuzzy mentioned..... "Some Sisters suffer from low self-esteem. Society, relationship experts say, teaches that Black women are the lowest on the social scale--what Zora Neale Hurston calls "mules of the world." "Men have a much higher self-esteem," says Moore. "They are taught not to settle. No matter how they look or what age they are,...
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Re: Should Black People...

Faheem ·
I damn near fell out laughing while reading what Sister PowerFlower wrote; She writes that the brother wrote in his article; HAHA... a whistling Black man would be perceived as less threatening... I can just see Negroes walking around whistling trying to say to white folk, "I am a cool Negro not one of those violent ones". Imagine how psychologically warped a white person must be to believe a Black man whistling is not a threat. Some Negroes would tap dance every time they walk pass a white...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Empty Purnata ·
Oh, now I get it. In comparison to other middle class communities of other races, unfortunately the Black Middle Class seems to be busy trying to emmulate the White Middle Class. A community of selfish, over-privileged "rugged individualists" with that tired old "conservative Protestant work ethic" of "everyone pull yourself up by your own bootstraps". Pesonally, I think African-Americans need to get away from this "middleclassness" mentality. We should be concerned about improving our...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

Ms_secondhalf ·
"Women think with their vaginas"???? Puh-leeeeeeeze.... YOUNG women, maybe... who tragically, mistakenly think they don't have anything else to offer. Women with sense (and class) do NOT think this way AT ALL. Clearly, the author has unresolved issues, no doubt fueled by chasing some woman who didn't give him the time of day after he had his way with her and bought her groceries. My brother once remarked that men are basically uncomplicated: "We want food, football and sex, sis. Sometimes...
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Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

MidLifeMan ·
What are "fashion" trends for men anyway. What can you really do? Aren't most of these "makeover" shows for women/white people. Is'n most fashion for women? If you're not stuck in a teenage mind set like some black men (like my 53 year old brother) where all you know to wear is sports jersys, timberland boot and tennis shoes etc. I mean we have suites - black, blue, tan, gray. We have sports coats and pants. Dress shirts and ties... I have to admit I do like my old school converse - low top ...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

Rowe ·
And adding to your response, I would like to say that, again, not every failed relationship that a Black woman experiences is the result of her selecting 2-bit hustlers, drug dealors, and losers off the streets. Educated brothers and sisters, with good heads on their shoulders, experience failed relationships too! And no one wakes up in the morning to say, "You know what, today, I want to pick the wrong person for me." Usually, both men and women, will not discover that someone is "wrong"...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
I guess i'll just respond to him with numbers 1-3....my own version of the lazy man's response.....a brother has to always evolve in his thinking...because if not...other people with personal problems will dump them off on to you, change your mindest and M.O. and have your azz in a rut before you know it......
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
no, people don't 'wake up' one morning and pursue that 'wrong person', but those people ACTIONS show that they did. Actions are all we can judge here...and unfortunately for many young black women, it's the action of dating/mating a thug. Maybe those women are too young to understand that long term effects of that choice or maybe they were just trying to be a part of the 'in' crowd...whatever. The result is plain as day when numerous black women are not pursuing relationships that are sane...
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Re: Sistah Souljah

Nmaginate ·
I guess it was Terminator X's BUCK WHYLIN' where she thundered "WE ARE AT WAR!" that was the most memorable and defining lyrical statement I recall, knew and loved about Sister Souljah. I was more heavily into the lyrics of X-Clan songs including ISIS and Queen Mother Rage as well as Brother J and Professor X. (And Professor Griff's album... That was one I played a lot. Being a country boy (rural actually) I can only guess what I missed in that era. I more or less had to be introduce to Hip...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

UppityNegress ·
I'll take that as a compliment, Honest Brother. Thanks :-)
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
HB, Yes, the northern abolitionist movement included people who were not Christians, but that really is beside the point. Wiliam Wilberforce in England was a Christian who almost a hundred years before the American Civil War spearheaded the British abolitionist movement. Christians here were encouraged by his success and worked very hard to abolish slavery all through the country. It's what led to our Civil War, you'll remember. They worked with many who were not Christian, but they worked...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
I had already written and you just came back by saying (essentially) that "if you read closely" Paul encourages Philemon to treat Onesimus as a brother - while sending Onesimus back to share brotherly love with his owner . I.e. you only elaborated on what I already said. You didn't contradict it one bit. So why should waste my time responding when there was nothing new to respond to? Your reply was lame. That's not a dodge. That's my opinion. Agree or disagree. I get so sick and tired of...
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Re: 2005 Lynching

Kevin41 ·
I betcha you couldn't have PAID their azzes to stop and pick at a young brother like that in LA.
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
Come now, HB, those words can be used against you and be quite accurate. They shoudn't be, though, because they're not an argument, only a questioning of motives and asserting conclusions that you do not and cannot know. I'm reading nothing into the text. Look at the words. They are there. Once more: +++++++++++++++++++++++++ 8Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, 9yet I appeal to you on the basis of love. I then, as Paul"”an old man and now...
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Re: 2005 Lynching

kresge ·
Would you explain what you mean by this statement?
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Re: 2005 Lynching

Isome ·
These things usually happen with overwhelming numbers of them against a single individual. The SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) also made note of this tendency in much more disparaging terms.
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Faheem ·
This has to be the best op-ed I have read all year, albeit it is only the 13th of January. Brother Bruce articulates all that was running through my mind as I was reading white folk commenting about Black folk on a white Blog this morning in regards to a report that was published in Seattle's paper yesterday about the difference in length and how often Black students are suspended and disciplined in School in relations to white students. The garbage that was coming out of these white folk...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I am not sure why I waste my time. I said NOTHING about getting reparations from Bush. Several weeks ago a frat brother of mine told me that Bush wasted billions in Iraq that he could have given to Black people as reparations. I asked him why is he so vocal about what "his enemy" has failed to do with his deficit spending to fund a war but he is so silent about what his friend has failed to do to pay the debt he owes to Blacks all the while having a SURPLUS. The end result for Black people...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
As I told my frat brother who encouraged me to join "N'Cobra" - I would consider joining BUT since he told me that they have a dual approach - REPARATION FROM AMERICA FOR SLAVERY and THE PROCESS FOR INTERNAL REPAIR WITHIN BLACK AMERICA. I told him that I would BE MORE FOCUSED ON THE INTERNAL REPAIR PROCESS. I would never do anything to stand in the way of the receipt of resources from America in the name of "Reparations" but this seems to me to be very much so less important toward acheiving...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Nmaginate ·
Of course, CON... CON... CON-Feed is not serious. Too much SELF-HATRED to be serious. HUH? Pardon me, but I'd be damn if this motherf@cka isn't back to TWO FRONTIN' again. And can you see the irony? This Negro talks about a Dichotomy while saying, "I'm for one (and not so much the other)." And he dares invokes and praises a "Dual Approach" even as he promotes no such thing. The Definition of TWO FRONTIN'
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Re: Expanding on MBMs Inquiry ...

SistahSouljah ·
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. My brother in the struggle and my brother in Islam.
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

EbonyRose ·
Texas Star, I see your point too. And I have to give a bit to what Honest Brother said as well. Different points of view can be just as much a good thing as a bad one. I don't think you'll find what you're looking for here in this particular forum, but I think in the other forums, such as Our Lives or the Business or the Den or the Spot or Relationship forums you find more collaberation and coming together and helping on a variety of different subjects. Perhaps you could try promoting more...
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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: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My take on Part One:...in bold When elementary school teacher Patti Hairston picked up Monday's edition of the St. Petersburg Times, she braced herself. "I knew there would be negative things said about black women by black men," she said. very interesting, esp. since the writer of the original article was merely seeking the 'other side' of the Essence article. Lori Chung, 28, associate TV news producer, single, Brooklyn Personally, I don't feel the love from black men to black women and...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Nobody's saying you have to date an ugly or ignorant or disrepectful blue collar brother just because he's a brother . Likewise, a brother shouldn't feel compelled to date an unattractive (to him) sister just because of her education, wealth or career . What we are saying is that a person (man or woman) not having a "professional" job, does not make them less qualified to be a good mate. A college degree is not THE gold standard for intelligence. Ultimately, I think you have to go where your...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
And I'm also saying that being blue collar doesn't necesarily tell you about what's inside that person or what they're capable of. Yes I was a janitor once. But I was bright and curious and read a lot even then. I have a Ph.D. now. And if I dated outside my race it was in part because I had such a hard time finding a sister before I had a Ph.D. Lighten up. Open up your eyes...Realize... Isn't that a song?
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Frenchy - There were three posts after qty226's response before yours. Which one touted a double standard? Here's mine again: Where's the double standard? There was no scolding. If you set looks aside, how do you know that a blue collar or non-degreed person can't be a good mate for you? Note there have been very few discussions about people's physical preferences, outside of Rowe. We are talking about personality traits. If you know that common ratio of women to men is 10 to 1 on college...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Well, Kevin... when that "White Boy", a self-professed CONservative, quoted this line from Project 2019, I exposed him and his whole entire charade and scheme. He latched onto this Project 2019 (and quotes Larry Elder, Star Parker, Williams, McWhorter, etc.) and tried to celebrate saying silly shit like "Black Leaders agree with me" even after I've broke his ass down several months ago where he put his tail between his legs and just cried uncle: "I'm done with "race"..." Well, something...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I just heard this man on our local news say that "some people pick and choose the SINS of others to make use of as a means of isolating them. We need to look at someone's sin and say THAT'S ALRIGHT BROTHER WE ACCEPT YOU." So let me get this straight. Though God hates sin, he does not rank one sin over another. Sharpton just said that homosexuality is sin based on his argument. He is only asking that we ACCEPT PEOPLE'S ACTIVE SIN. Can you now understand the CULTURAL problems that we have as a...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Empty Purnata ·
My favorite things about Black women? Where do I begin? First: I LOVE THE WAY OUR WOMEN LOOK! I love how Black women look physically. Just something about brown skin just.......*shuddering*. Mmm! Mmm-mm-mmm. *shakes head* Forgive me for slobbering. I love the way our women look: their hair, their eyes (there is just something about how Black women's eyes are shaped); their lips, their cheeks, the whole nine yards. I love the skin of our women from mellow-yellow light to mahogany and ebony...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

AudioGuy ·
*I know I'm gonna "catch it" for this, but...* I think that by virtue of the fact that there more women than there are men, limits the choices of women severely... If a woman is then "holding out" for a "Denzel the doctor" does that really make sense?? I also think, based upon my observation - however limited it may be, that a man will date/marry a woman regardless of her station in life... she could be working on the fryer at Mickey D's, but if she's cute she has almost as good a shot at...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Honest & AG - The three of us have said the same thing to the ladies. No one is denying fantasy. But the reality is that everyone can't be a high social status, high income, buff, male idol. Please substitute the female analogues for those of you that still haven't realized I'm speaking about men & women. This means, somebody has to date & marry the "every Jane/Joes". Men have an easier time, IMO, accepting this fact. I'm glad my mom wasn't such an elitest. Otherwise, I might not...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
This is NOT the point, AG. No one is encouraging women to date only a Denzel. No one is saying Denzels are the only quality men. No one is saying that we want the right to hold out for a Denzel. WOMEN SHOULD HAVE THE OPTION OF STRIVING FOR A "DENZEL" WITHOUT HEARING A BUNCH OF FRIGGIN LIP ABOUT HOW WE NEED TO REFOCUS/REVISE/RETHINK BECAUSE WE DON'T DESERVE IT OR BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GIVING THE "LOWER-RUNG" OF BROTHAS A CHANCE OR WHATEVER OTHER REASON. The same way that men can strive for the...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Black Viking ·
I can't add anymore to this argument, but I think this should be repeated as many times as necessary.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

FireFly ·
isn't this saying let's ditch classism, but it's OK to discriminate on looks? Like I said... for some men the booty calls before anything else ! And it could be argued that it implies... who gives a fck about her brain as long as she's a good fck.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
DING! DING! DING! We have a winner!!
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
Have Black Women Gotten Out Of The Black Man's Reach? Brother Honestbrother, Frenchy's argument is that whatever a woman's idea of a best pick is, she should be able to pursue such a man, if she so chooses. Whether her idea of a best pick is Denzel or Mr. T--that is her business . Women are not children that require special guidance or direction. Women are grown adults just as men are adults, responsible for making their own decisions . Also, another explanation for why more women are...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
You are funny Ms. Rowe! You have attempted to guide & instruct the men here regarding our choices. You have attempted to tell us what we have to do be acceptable mates (more guiding!). Then you stop it off by posting: Pot. Kettle. Black. We understand the argument, but like I mentioned a few pages back, it sets up a catch-22. Develop whatever criteria you like, but don't blame us for the results of setting your criteria. Judging by some of the threads here, we are being convicted with...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Rowe, Frenchy is a grown adult who didn't say any of this. So why put words into her mouth? Second, hasn't someone been trying to instruct other people on what female beauty is? We men contribute to the discussion because we're the ones who get acid stomach listening to the NEVER ENDING COMPLAINTS FROM BLACK WOMEN about how there are no men.
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Re: Fasting

nubian1125 ·
i'm brother nubian, i have to use my avatar... but its all good. Fasting is life my brothers and sisters, its one of the greatest things we could do for ourselves and our bodies. IF you have never fasted before start out small, you don't want to hurt yourself and fast right away for like 5 days. Do a day here and there until your body gets used to the method. Stay in prayer and stay strong in the mind. Trust me there has been times when i was fasting and someone happens to come to the door...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
On that subject, didn't I just read a post in A Sista's Spot explaining that black men who desire white women do so because they despise black beauty? As much as I want to be Afrocentric and agree wholeheartedly with the article, I have to say that at least some of us are with white women because we can't find black beauty. My brother for example who is only an inch shorter than me and I'm 5'9" got tired of black women telling him he was too short. So he dates Asian women. They don't expect...
 
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