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Re: Exploring a Stereotype

Black Viking ·
I don't disagree with you here, but I believe it's situational. There are many white women with exactly the same mind set, justified or not. I think that aggressiveness has its place, but like most things it should be used in moderation. The only area where a women doesn't need to utilize moderation is in her positive feminine attrtibutes: Flexibility, Giving, and Integrity. A lady can never be to flexible, to giving, or have to much integrity. So long as she is getting what she needs from...
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Re: Exploring a Stereotype

qty226 ·
The key sentence in your response was....... "I think that aggressiveness has its place, but like most things it should be used in moderation." Im not too sure, what white women go through on a daily basis.....i can only assume. But being a black woman, i fight everyday. When you continue to fight at every turn.........you become aggressive, to maintain or achieve in life. The key for me was to learn how not to be aggressive.....when there was no need. (and i must add, not every black woman...
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Re: Exploring a Stereotype

Black Viking ·
Well put. I can see where your comming from. What I ment about the white women with that mind set is that they can be fighting every day just like you, even if they don't need to. I know as well as anyone when your fighting every day, being a warrior can easily go from being a hobby, to being a habbit, to being a lifestyle.
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Re: Tolerance of Intolerance?

HonestBrother ·
Thanks, Kresge for your understanding and kind words. It was much appreciated. Fine, I see your point. But I think I'll stay with the original wording. Because, as I see it, my beliefs are an integral part of me. They reflect my life history, the lessons I've learned, and my growth process. They are the intellectual/spiritual expression of my life's journey and personal integrity. * So someone who thinks it their duty to condemn my beliefs (for no other reason than that they're different)...
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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: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

Sandye ·
IMHO, we should be striving to become a unified, self-sufficient African American community. We should encourage and support small individuals who have the potential to be the next Donald Trump or Bill Gates. We should establish more of our own banks, improve our urban "blight", develop business and professional incubators to enable us to decrease our dependency on those who seek our demise rather than our growth. Education is certainly key to self-sufficiency and we should strive to...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Black Viking ·
Category A: Qualities women look for in men- Confidence, Self-Control, Mystery, A Sense Of Challenge. Category B: Qualities men look for in women- Flexability, Integrity, Loyalty, A Giving Nature. All of these things are good qualities, but the difference lies in the priorities. A woman will stay with a man who has all of the qualities in Category A, even if he has none of the qualities in Category B. But, if he has all of the qualities in Category B, and none of the qualities in Category A,...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Black Viking ·
We're all looking for companions. The disagreement here is how those potential companions are ranked and chosen. Why? Because we look at pictures of supermodels in g-strings? I already posted what men are looking for, but I'll sum it up: Flexability, Integrity, Loyalty, and a Giving Nature. All other considerations are subjective and ultimately unimportant. But these four criteria a required for a man's long term health and happiness. You'll notice that there is no mention of "brains, or...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

FireFly ·
Mea culpa DAMMIT!! I was rushing out to Pilates and I thought it read a brain . Puts a different spin on things don't you agree. I asked your criteria, not a generic 'men's' criteria. huh? not convinced. guilty by omission .
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

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

Nmaginate ·
No attacks... Just a whole bunch of laughin'!!!! Maybe you ought to take some time and research this Secret Agent Man's postings on that very type of subject - approach. If you know me the idea of SOVEREIGNTY is crucial to my conception of Reparations. Black people were effectively dispossessed of their(our) land too... Native Americans via Reservations, etc. have [at least] a modicum of sovereignty ... [African Americans] haven't even been treated with [that] much respect or in the same...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I've made no assumptions about anyone's intelligence. I've given you possible explanations as for why some occupations are less valued than others. And though you and I may have encountered people from all walks of life who we thought were "dumb," our society still rewards people for continuing their education. Why else have many of AA.org's members (myself included) pursued advanced degrees? And before you give me the speech about how "college isn't for everyone," the fact still remains...
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Re: Asking too much?

Rowe ·
Why Are We Still Equating Virginity With Purity??? However, if she ever does decide to activate her sex life, I say, do not subsequently burden yourself down with resentment and regrets. Being a virgin (or not a virgin) does not define who you are as a person. That is why I feel sorry for the woman who feels as if she has somehow lost her very essence after having sex because her self-worth and self-esteem is intimately tied to her virginity. This woman would benefit from knowing that women...
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Re: Asking too much?

folobatuyi ·
Preach it, girl!! This post perfectly sums up why I consciously avoided virgins even I was one at the age of 23. It seems too many ladies tie a state of righeousness or purity to being a virgin, but the idea is not even supported biblically. As Rowe suggested, the real message should be that ladies have much more to offer than their virginity. But I do believe that it is a good thing to do if a person want to do so. I just did not find the idea of a girl being a virgin as well as touting the...
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Re: Life After Limbo

Melesi ·
That seems rather beside the point. There are plenty of teachings that are not "inconsistent" with Scripture that are not in Scripture: the veneration of Mary, prayer to the saints, the infallibility of the Pope speaking "ex cathedra," the "filioque" clause of the Nicene Creed, are four examples. None of these are inconsistent with Scripture, but they are not found in Scripture and thus are not necessary to being a Christian. The Catholic Church holds them, and one can believe them without...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

James Wesley Chester ·
"It's understandable the frustration and the anger about a situation like this and we sincerely apologize because it is not our mode of operation, but we do believe that we have sent a very strong message," says Jefferson County Public Schools spokesperson Lauren Roberts.---article This the message literally 'sent' to the public by the school district's afministration. Spokespersons deliver the message of those responsible for the subject being addressed. Here again, we are lookiing at the...
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Re: Life After Limbo

MBM ·
Great. Are they consistent with scripture or not? Unnecessary . . . interesting. It is "unnecessary" now because some old dinasours in Rome say it is. 100 years ago was it? Has God's word changed in those 100 years? The point is that religion can be as much about man's quest for power and control as about God and salvation. IMO this is an example of a foolish practice dying (thankfully) at the hands of the people. Integrity? No - there are FAR meatier examples of the Catholics being out of...
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Re: Life After Limbo

Melesi ·
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Great. Are they consistent with scripture or not? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Wrong question because it is too general. That they are not inconsistent means that they are consistent under the right circumstances or with the right and possible interpretation. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Unnecessary . . . interesting. It is "unnecessary" now because some old dinasours in Rome say it is. 100 years ago was it? Has God's word changed in those 100 years?
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Re: Life After Limbo

MBM ·
Principle? Since when is principle the guiding light of religion? Those people who committed suicide to link up with a comet about 10 years a did so out of principle. So what? For the sake of argument, whether you believe the argument or not, could you concoct a logical religous argument against condoms in a world where millions upon millions of people could save their lives with them?
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Re: Life After Limbo

Melesi ·
You are beside the point. You need not agree with the thesis. It does have a consistency and an integrity to it. That was the question. That was the answer.
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Re: The One....

Black Viking ·
In no particular order... 1. Integrity 2. Loyalty 3. Flexability 4. A Giving Nature Thank you for asking virtue...
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Re: CP Time

Rowe ·
I'll never forget one occasion when the first grade students at my school were scheduled to take a field trip to the Children's Museum. Teachers are expected to arrive at my school at 8:15 a.m. Most days, I arrive to school before this time. Well, another first-grade teacher, a bossy White woman, who I suspected was time-obsessed, wanted all the first grade teachers in the school to arrive at the time that she thought would be appropriate to prepare for the day's field trip. I arrived to...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
There is a difference between morality, censorship and integrity. I can argue that in some instances, not necessarily the above.... which I would need to see in life to make any valid comment on.... the seemingly horrendous can and is done with integrity. Making it a true statement, rather than a shock piece of marketing. The problem with censorship is who is doing the censoring. Really have to run now....
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
ok Herustar... I'm not sure if this is agreement, your call, I would agree that SOME art is INFLUENTIAL. Not all art is. Is that close enough ? And defining the influence it has is very slippery ground. Influnece of ... style, substance, colour, by imitation, technique, and to what degree....etc. OK... here's what I've come up with so far... feel free to add, argue, comment. It's by no means definitive, and I'll probably add on to it. Role of the Artist: - to question themselves, society or...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

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

Nmaginate ·
I don't have any particular problems with it. It has its place but, most importantly, it has its proper proportion and applicability. Properly proportioned or applicable, relevant and realistic = the former. The latter is out-of-proportion. The former deals with the psychology the latter aims to combat while at the same time being realistic in its attempt to encourage, motivate or mobilize. It's done all the time when people invoke MLK and others "who died to give us..." the right to vote,...
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Re: You can't help who you love

HeruStar ·
The idea is... When I hear the words, 'I can't help who I love', automatically I recognize this as manipulative rhetoric. Honestly, if two men or two women could really 'love' eachother, then why would they use 'I can't help...' as their basis. That's already a shaky foundation to begin with, IMO. And the whole 'it occurs in NATURE' argument is even worse. Last time I checked dogs could care less if they were 'first cousins'. Meaning they don't have the same set of societal morals, so why...
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Re: You can't help who you love

HonestBrother ·
So you've heard EVERY same sex couple declare that they cannot help who they love??... Also, have you also gone around asking heterosexual couples why they love who they do thus similarly putting them on the defensive? The taboo against first cousins varies across even human societies... I AM practicing honesty and integrity. You may question the correctness of my analysis but do not question my integrity... Perhaps, I should speak more slowly so that you understand me? PS: In this last...
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Re: RAISE YOUR HAND IF. . .

Khalliqa ·
You have no idea how much we have in common...... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Frenchy ·
That perm-wearing famewhore knew it was a bullshit story, but he wanted his face in the news. Thousands of dollars wasted trying to find these phantom perpetrators. Tawana Brawley is just the tip of his antics. He has no integrity. He's a fucking hype man with a $300 hairdo. What kind of a man is that to get behind?? Why on Earth would I , of all people, give him a pass, HB ??? You keep throwing this around. Are these people paraplegics? Something wrong with their voices?? Their feet? If...
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Re: The Bible: Absolute Truth and Nothing but the Truth?

HonestBrother ·
I agree with you. This is an important point. But it can be difficult, under current circumstances, to reconcile a desire for spiritual community with the need to maintain the integrity of individual conscience in matters of belief. Or at least I've found it to be so.
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Re: The Bible: Absolute Truth and Nothing but the Truth?

kresge ·
I hear you. My wife and I are still spiritual sojourners in Houston.
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Re: The question must be asked?

Rowe ·
THOU SHALL NOT STEAL I think he stole because he's cheap, and he didn't want to spend his money. People with a pocket full of credit card accounts and cash money will steal candy and things like that from the 7-Eleven. They do it because they want to save their money for something else they deem "more important," like bills. Therefore perhaps this issue is really about having integrity. Is integrity becoming scarce? Why do people think its OK to steal every now and again. Is stealing an...
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Re: What About Amistad?

FireFly ·
I hadn't heard of this film before so I went and hired it DVD. Here are my thoughts on the story telling and its impact. I found it a very compelling and well-crafted film and insight into the living, breathing hell of human captives and their being seen in terms of 'cargo' with disputed 'ownership'. It reminds me of one of the central ideas of Jarrod Diamond's 'Guns, Germs and Steel' - where would the whites have been without their guns? I don't think anyone - white or black - can fully...
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Re: Organizing the discussion

Black Viking ·
For the love of God, would you two stop it? Ladies, could we all just swallow our pride for a minute here to maintain the integrity of this thread? I think the topic of this particular forum warrants that.
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Re: Organizing the discussion

Khalliqa ·
Ummm... okay.... True.... But..... It's not pride for me... it's respect.... more than willing to carry this somewhere else..... also more than willing to call it a day.... no sweat... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Organizing the discussion

FireFly ·
yes, good morning to all, it's a new day - here anyway. For the integrity of this thread.... maybe virtue and myself delete our posts entirely. Gone.... and forgotten.
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Re: Why do men hurt us?????

Rowe ·
Sister Virtue, at one time, I remember reading you singing the praises about the integrity, honor, and responsibility of men representing the Nation of Islam. Why haven't you pursued any relationships with men associated with this organization? And if you have, were your experiences unfavorable?
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Re: List of Attributes about me women need to know beforehand...

Black Viking ·
Okay, I'll go... 1. If you're going to ask me to do something, ask "Will you do this?", not "Can you do this?". Use of the word "can" is insulting. 2. I don't like to be talked to while I'm driving. Only give me directions if I ask for them. 3. Alcoholics, mercenaries, and drug users, keep on walking. 4. Do not offer my services to anyone without speaking to me first. Just because I'll do it for you, does not mean I'll do it for them. 5. If I'm pissed about something, do not aggravate the...
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Re: Black Like GOP

Kweli4Real ·
Agreed. But I think you've missed my point. My point is there are no organizations out there that address my [our] issues/interests of the Black community; but, unlike the republicans, the Democrats do address issues/interests that I have as a middle-class working stiff, that is a couple of paychecks or a major illness from homelessness. So absent a viable alternative, I will continue voting my [democratic] middle-class interests. I view building an independent Black party on the national...
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Re: Could you be a model?

HonestBrother ·
You did that on purpose didn't you?... Well I know it sure as hell ain't Virtue Would I pose myself?... Sure... If I were familiar with the artist's work and respected their integrity.... Actually, I was once asked to pose nude by a female artist friend of mine
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Re: Black Like GOP

Kweli4Real ·
As I [and Keylargo] stated before, I vote democrat, not because I believe that they have any love for, or even any respect for, the Black community; but rather, because the democrats promote policies that appeal to my sense of social and economic justice, more so than republican policies. No one has said or even implied that the democratic party is the be all and end all for Black people. So stop with the "strawman" arguments. However: edited to add "at this time."
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

MBM ·
Jack and Jill has little to do with elitism within African America. As I see it, it is about trying to maintain cultural integrity within largely white suburban communities. The families come from the ranks of the professional and college educated. To the degree that that is elitist, it is. But the purpsose is to instill pride and establish links among African American children where they might not always exist. I grew up in a white suburb of Boston in the highly racist 1970's. Jack and Jill...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

HonestBrother ·
I didn't intend to imply anything overly nasty about Jack & Jill. But, coming from the black working class like I do (and I'm also first generation college educated), dealing with 2nd and 3rd generation middle class black folk can be stressful - you are sometimes put off by a certain elitist strain - or at least tendency to take far more for granted than I do...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

kresge ·
My wife has some older family friends here in Houston that fit all the stereotypes. They insists on the use of their titles in informal conversations, they love dropping names, pimping their Greek organizations, etc. To date, I find it all quite superficial. Unfortunately, my wife has already let me know that if we have kids, she wants them in these circles. I will just have to train my kids to be subversives.
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Re: Black Like GOP

alonzo ·
Zakar, very good question. The answer is in our hands. We first have to get mobilized and get out and vote in massive numbers. Once we make our voices heard by helping to elect a democrat then we hold his or her feet to the fire and forced them to do what's in the best interest of our people. We'll never get everything we want but we can get a lot. "The People" really do have the power but you have to be willing to make people uphold what they say. Notice how nervous our elected officials...
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

Khalliqa ·
Yes.... Yes.... I know I'm in the "Den".... (Virtue rolling her eyes at her own hypocrisy... whaeva.... smile) May I ask.... why doesn't he just be honest about his intentions..... lay it on the table.... that way no one is in the dark...... and she can let him know that she truly isn't interested.... or perhaps is just reserved about her feelings...... also..... having a male platonic relationship..... I'm learning..... has benefits..... like a father or a brother..... you are able to have...
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

Black Viking ·
Welcome back, pretty lady. Men are almost always honest about their intentions toward women. If fact, the vast majority of the time their intentions are completely transparent. Women, on the other hand, are masters at hiding their intentions. No one is in the dark... except for the man. Women never do this. At least not in any clear cut way that cannot be misinterpreted. Often women will say they are not interested and then behave as if they are. Compare this to a man. If a man has no...
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Re: Colin Powell Speaks...Finally

MBM ·
Honestly, I wouldn't go that far. There's a reason why he's not still working in the administration - and I think that has to do with his integrity.
 
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