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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Guest ·
The sad part about it is TWO PARTS: 1) So many of us PROVE THEM WRONG - per the incidents in Milwaukee, DC and where the beatdown took place and worst of all 2) Black people like YOU will go out of their way to DEFEND them. They will begin to understand how things work. They do whatever and then count on the "Slavery Did It" crowd like you to defend their actions. The SAMBO music that put forth certain messages only reinforces this. Kevin - Let me ask you - which FORCE do you think plays a...
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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: Battling Campus Racism-Leaders Demand Action

Empty Purnata ·
I think we need more college campus progressive groups. As active as the College Republicans are these days, we REALLY need more Progressives to step up to the bat and counter-act this current retro-gressive revolution in America. We need PROGRESSIVES, since the Dems are too weak to step up to the bat (and half of the time, they are in cahoots with the Republicans' racist and elitist agenda). We especially need progressive groups on campuses for Minority students. As a current college...
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Sandye ·
The article makes several good points, however, I think it sugarcoats the "baby mama/daddy drama" that affects many of these types of relationships. When a couple have a child, there is an eternal connection. Even though they no longer wish to have a relationship with the other parent, they play vicious games and can cause great pain perhaps because they are still going through the pain of their separation/divorce. Some biological parents won't speak to the step-parent for any reason and are...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
EP, Yes, John Locke and the idea of universal rights is very European, though they did not spring full-grown from the head of the French Revolution, especially that part of it that so quickly degenerated into the Reign of Terror and was well criticized by such as Edmund Burke, a supporter of much of the American philosophy. But this couldn't have arisen without the ground of the Christian faith. It's no wonder that the Magna Carta was forced on King John in England. It was a first step...
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Re: Black Men and the "Criminality Gene"

Guest ·
Unfortunately this was the next logical step. First the FBI compiled a "test database" of people's driver's license's in South Carolina and Florida back around 1999. Now all states require, at least the ones I've lived in TX and NY, your fingerprint. And if you are in the military, they also require your fingerprint to get your military ID. I recently saw a story about how scientists created a chip with all of your information on it that can be implanted into your body. So once again, the...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
The economic unit model on that picture. Is that a house, our economy or any goods in general? How does the economist come into the picture with this. It looks like depreciation is sneaking out the backdoor. Since there is net worth I googled a search for "gross worth" and a page says they are both the same. Not many pages talk about "gross worth" with google results coming at... Results 1 - 100 of about 726 for "gross worth". (1.38 seconds) with "net worth" googled at Results 1 - 100 of...
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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: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

MBM ·
Could YOU? What are YOUR ideas? What has your ideology offered as a strategy to advance African America? What barometer can we look to to see the progress and RESULTS that have come from your way of thinking? Ad infinitem I have demonstrated that liberalism has fought against conservatism every step of the way to bring us from slavery to where we are today. At EVERY step along the way conservatism has fought to restrain and suppress our progress. How can you regurgitate your drivel with a...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Ruby Dee. Her talent and longevity. Her dignified beauty. Her eyes. And last but not least her lifelong devotion to Ossie Davis. Ruby: "How to ride the rough waves in a relation long enough for the waters to get calm? When does it sink in that overcoming difficult times gets easier with practice? How do you drag some of the good feelings, good times vibrations into the stormy places? To love someone long and deep is a "consummation devoutly to be wished"!... It is day by day, one step...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Black Viking ·
I love all of this. Wow, that's too powerful for words.
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
_____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ I couldn't agree more, but then that brings us back to that 'unity' thing, wherein the whole of African America (preferable under the umbrella of your African American Congress of sorts) has to come together (unity) to vote, build political bases, raise the funds that it would take to challange the present laws, discriminate sentencing laws, abuses of power, wrongful convictions, unconstitutional...
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
DING, DING, DING - We have another winner. I've expressed this in other threads. Everybody can't get the instant dream life (add perfect man/woman & stir ). Yes, it happens, but it's not the norm. Did anybody really read that Ruby Dee quote: To me, it's about knowing that things will never be perfect. It's about finding someone you're willing to love & argue with. It's about allowing yourself & your partner to evolve. It's not about picking a ready made package off the shelf.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
It's not too late for a denial ya know... Embarrassed that there are brilliant and ambitious young black men (artists, writers, scholars, etc.) that none of you sistas saw fit to step up to the plate and claim as your own when I dangled that out as a possibility... That's BS????
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Re: I Finished High School!

James Wesley Chester ·
You make me proud. One step at-a-time. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

Black Viking ·
I think conservative whites are worse. Liberal whites tend to be more plyable. Conservatives by their very nature tend to have a stick-in-the-mud attitude toward everything. They generaly can't be reasoned with (probably because they lack the ability to reason). This isn't unique to white conservatives though. Black conservatives are just as bad (reference any post by Constructive Feedback). But they are few and far between because the whole idea of conservativism is to preserve something.
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

MBM ·
As a parent of two young school age boys I have seen this phenomenon first hand. Little white boys can swing from the ceiling and they are "cute". Let a little black boy do anything - exibiting energy and vibrance outside a very narrow prescribed box of behavior - and it's a problem. The elephant in the room is white racism against black children. Black kids never get the benefit of the doubt that white teachers would want for their own kids (hence they generously shovel it out for other...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Yemaya ·
I didn't say that there wasn't bias against single parents. Please quote the line immediately following which states: "Unfortunately, there are teachers and administrators who are biased against black children and boys, especially." I don't have a problem with what you're saying Sunnubian, but please respectfully don't misquote me and attempt to take my comments out of context. I am the single parent of two black boys myself and I know the daily grinding that I have to do with my sons'...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Noah The African ·
I take offense to CF hyjacking that photo. He never said jack about the photo in the other forum. When I touched upon how it impacted me and another REAL brother shared how it affected him, CF did not say Jack slit. The other brother and myself resolved how we NEED to do more and I talked about what I had and am engaged in upon the contenent. Again, he did not say jack slit during that time. Now he comes on here talking about how powerful it has impacted him. Thats BS I do believe. He knew...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Empty Purnata ·
I can't blame you and I'm with you 100%.
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

FireFly ·
I don't buy women's magazines anymore, but I was flicking through the Australian edition of marie claire at work and noticed, among other women's pics, a picture of Alek Wek in a feature called "Women of the World ... what has changed?" So I thought ok, what does she, or an african woman have to say? I flicked through the pages to see a Bio pic of a woman (supposedly) representing each 'world region' and a brief comment. Not seeing any black faces, disappointed, I realised the only entry for...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

sunnubian ·
--------------------------------------------- I wasn't disagreeing with you, I was really agreeing. I guess I assume 'the you is understood' as the discussion progresses and forget that written communication does not always come across the same as face to conversation, but anyway, I should have posted it like this maybe: And besides, or Also, etc., if there were not a bias against single parents and children that came from single parent homes, the irrevelant statement about 'single parent...
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

Rowe ·
The public has launched attacks against the fashion industry's narrow standard of beauty for quite some time. In the 80's, for example, there was a great concern for White teenage girls who suffered from anorexia nervosa and bulemia as a result of them trying to look like the super models being featured in popular fashion magazines. Feminists, parents, and other concerned members of the community criticized fashion editors harshly for not featuring "normal-sized" women in their magazines,...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

umbrarchist ·
That song is for delude people that are proud of being deluded. This is where America was and where it is headed again. We have blown it over the last 60 years. 16 Tons Lyrics Tennesee Ernie Ford Some people say a man is made outta' mud A poor man's made outta' muscle and blood Muscle and blood and skin and bones A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong You load sixteen tons, what do ya get? Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
A comrade remembers Griffin's fight for equality By ROB BORSELLINO REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published on 2/10/2000 Word came down Tuesday that Edna Griffin was dead, and that got John Bibbs thinking. His mind wandered back to the summer of '48. He was 22, four years out of Tech High School and just back from the Navy, an experience he remembers as highly racist. "I was called nigger and everything else. I got five days in the brig for speaking up about that." Back in Des Moines, Bibbs...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
It seems to me that any example of progress can be use as an arguement that racism is dead, and we now live in a color-blind society. I see such arguements being made all the time right now, against Afirmative Action or whatever, even without a penny of reparations being made. Of course, some people would add reperations to their long list of reasons that they already have. There's nothing special about a supposed backlash resulting from reperations. Every step forward does that.
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

Nmaginate ·
Thank you, Ricky!! I'll be saving that one!
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Huey ·
Btw, I don't think I would add Woody Allen and Soon Yi on the list. Yes, they're interracial, but come on. Soon Yi is Woody's step-daughter/wife. He adopted her, had sex with her, then married her and sired a child with her. Ewww! She's screwed for life. She's her own grandmother now!
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

RadioRaheem ·
"You can dog and diss michael jackson all you wanna/ but woody allen molested then married his step-daughter/ the same press dogging michael's name/ show woody and soon yi at a playoff game" - Mos Def
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Re: Spiritual Autobiography

Rowe ·
My earliest experiences and thoughts about God and religon were frightening. Even though concepts of heaven and hell were not discussed in my home, I had friends whose parents were religious and attended church regularly. And so whenever I would stay the night with a friend and her family on weekends, I was expected to also attend church with them on Sunday before returning home. And this is where the nightmare begins. Unlike White ministers, who tend to be very reserved speakers, Black...
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Re: For the GOOD Brothas:(Dating outside you race)

cakeaholic ·
to qty226 just because your in college doesn't make you a superior person I have a degree too, but I don't wear that on my sleeve. College is not for everyone. I was really just speaking on the frustration of the whole "good guys finish last premise" Im a strong believer in people can only treat you the way you let them. Women sharing men, having a bunch of kids by different fathers thats BS. Not saying that about every woman, but the dynamic between black women and black men(seeking serious...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
There is a level of abnoxious insenstivity in certain people of all professions. I don't think artists should be disallowed the right to be abnoxious! Ethics is ALWAYS an interesting question in relation to any part of human existence. Why should there be ethics in art? Not trying to side-step, an honest question. Are we talking ethics of the artist, the procedure, the message or the final product? The question of equipping ourselves to not be taken advantage of by artists is a really...
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Re: For the GOOD Brothas:(Dating outside you race)

qty226 ·
HB I agree, that mutual understanding is necessary. But what im finding.......is that most (AA's/blacks) are looking for excuses to either bash, or remove themselves from our life situations. Im interning for a criminal defense firm. I know what black men are going through.....i see it everyday. I've chosen this career.....because i could not stand back and do nothing!!!!!! When black men say, that they no longer want us but want white women, because we dont understand, or we pick...
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Re: For the GOOD Brothas:(Dating outside you race)

HonestBrother ·
Qty, I feel ya. But a lot of guys are saying the same thing. I'm not doubting your words, but, speaking for myself, I don't feel the understanding coming from the sistas. I just look up and see one male bashing session after another in Essence or Oprah or whatever. And this: is NOBLE! You deserve our collective gratitude
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
I get so very tired of people suggesting that we "do away" with the educational system, offering no recommendations as to how we are to get the masses of Black children to perform academically on par with other children. These people are often the least likely to do anything about the problems they observe in our nation's education system. I understand, fully, people's gripe with the "educational system." I work within this sytem on a daily basis, but we need to grow up and accept the...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Yemaya ·
MBM, how many times have you asked this question?? I know that in the past you've asked and obviously recieved no response. The silence speaks for itself. If someone has a platform, political, ideological or whatsoever to stand on concerning this topic that might remotely consist of a response, I wish that they would speak up! This question has lingered on the board for about a year now and not one response has been given. Just let me step on my soap box for a moment MBM. I think that the...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Guest ·
Yemaya: Please note - I am not a "conservative". The labels "liberal" and "conservative" are contextual. I prioritize the value of CULTURE in shaping the ideas of the people and go a long way to translate what are "common goals" in their minds into PHYSICAL REPRESENTATIONS. It is FOOLISH for anyone to support of oppose something simply because it is "liberal" or "conservative". I choose to use REAL WORLD EVIDENCE on the impact of various policies. I support policies that produce favorable...
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Re: David Irving Arrested For 'Denying Holocaust'

jazzdog ·
Its not about being self-delusional, its about taking away that one thing that Jews love to put up in everybodys face which is the holocaust. I'm sure that I will be branded anti-semitic, but its tiresome to hear about 6 million dead while completely ignoring the 100 million or more dead africans from the slave trade. How is it that Europe will screech about freedom of the press to print cartoons about the prophet Muhammed and then step on this guys right to express his counterviews about...
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Re: David Irving Arrested For 'Denying Holocaust'

Faheem ·
Jazzdog you, you, you Anti-semite Ok.... One of the things that I find amazing is the world wide acceptance that six million people actually died or was killed. There is so much evidence that six million people did not die that this very ideal seem preposterous, but so many people have been bombarded with images and verbal accounts of what happen that they do not investigate the Holocaust themselves. Nine out of Ten people who believe six million people died I bet have never read anything to...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

xxGAMBITxx ·
I've learned long ago to take what black women say they want with a grain of salt. As long as I'm doing right by me and mine I can afford to wait for "Ms. Right" (whatever that means). Let the "thugs" *or as I like to call them..."gangstas lite"* have the women. I no longer give a damn. She might be with "2 cents" but shes eyeing my platinum Visa. She's hanging all over "CB 4" but shes with her friends talking about my Armani three piece suit with the patton leather Giorgio shoes. And I'm...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Sandye ·
Perhaps it is a matter of maturity. Some younger brothers and sisters are still attempting to navigate through this maze we call life. As experience is without question the best teacher, many people tend to "get it together" when their priorities are set, their goals are established and they begin to incorporate life's lessons into their thought processes and take deliberate steps to establish their goals, priorities, and futures. This applies not only to relationships, but to life in...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

folobatuyi ·
Sandye, you are way too modest but that what I love about you...the post is awesome!
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Re: Learning To Forgive

TruEssence ·
I love this post Rowe! I am feeling the second step! It is so true and I try to live by it everyday.
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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: Black Comedians And The "War On Terror"

Empty Purnata ·
Thank you! Seriously, what should Minorities do? Start a race war? Continue senseless gang wars in the inner-cities? Start racial supremacy groups against one another? I'm all for Black Nationalism, but I don't agree with Black Seperatism. I think it's just an attempt to apply elements of White Nationalism to Black Consciousness. Black Seperatism wouldn't accomplish much, alone, the African-American race is not powerful enough to successfully put down White Hegemony. NO Minority group is.
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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: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

Frenchy ·
The music stopped selling because we stopped hearing it. Records companies are shelling out BIG BUCKS to determine what you hear on the radio. You'll hear this song 45 times before you'll hear Jill Scott once. We are basically listening to Clear Channel's personal, payola-enhanced playlist every time we turn on the radio, no matter what programming format it is. Add to that people who apparently buy records because they like to hum to the background music or not take lyrics "too seriously"...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?
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Re: Terrence Howard's "Pimp or Be Pimped" Moment

Kevin41 ·
i think many need to devalue the importance of entertainment and not give a schit what they sing.....they are not going to refuse to get paid just to make the morality police feel better...the first step is to condemn this chit as culture like the blkCONS swear it is....and to teach kids that it is all a bunch of dumb entertaining schit to hum and not much more.....
 
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