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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
From Monsters and Critics.com Africa News Mali farmers don`t want GM crops By UPI Jan 31, 2006, 19:00 GMT SIKASSO, Mali (UPI) -- Mali farmers say they don`t want trials of genetically modified crops to begin in their nation -- the fourth poorest country in the world. The decision came following the first African \'farmers` jury\' to debate the issue, The Independent reported Tuesday. During the five-day meeting arguments for and against GM crop technology were presented. The meeting was held...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

FireFly ·
...a gift - a Putumayo cd music from MALI.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Fagunwa ·
Is that the "woman singers of mali" CD? Oh that thing is fierce!
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Fagunwa ·
Hey Artgurl I knew you meant geetar playing! I love ol' johnny but that Hendrix was a diety. Syncro System - Sunny Ade Best of Kanda the Bongo man. Diva's of Mali Stoned Soul Picnic and One Less Bell to Answer - 5th Dimension Sonny Rollins box set.
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

MBM ·
WHERE? WHEN? HOW? IN WHAT FORM? What were the results? How effective was it? Why can't anyone here put their finger on it? Media campaign? Absofreakinglutely!! How else are you going to communicate something to an entire community of people thousands of miles away? If I were head of an African country on the West coast and wanted to build my tourism business AND SUPPORT Pan Africanism I would invest an extraordinary amount of resources into a campaign targeted toward African Americans that...
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Re: BLACK WARRIORS, KINGS AND GODS

Nmaginate ·
The following info. presents a challenge to some of your assumptions. History The Encyclopedia of World History III. The Postclassical Period: [African] Historical Trends, 1000–1500 Roughly contemporary with the spread of the Bantu speakers, from the middle of the first millennium B.C.E. to the middle of the first millennium of the current era, West Africans along the sahel and savanna developed an urban tradition. This urban tradition seems to have its roots in the fortified villages found...
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Re: UFOs, ETs, etc.

henry38 ·
The Dogon, the Nommos and Sirius B In Mali, West Africa, lives a tribe of people called the Dogon. The Dogon are believed to be of Egyptian decent and their astronomical lore goes back thousands of years to 3200 BC. According to their traditions, the star Sirius has a companion star which is invisible to the human eye. This companion star has a 50 year elliptical orbit around the visible Sirius and is extremely heavy. It also rotates on its axis. This legend might be of little interest to...
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Re: AFRICAN ART: AESTHETICS AND MEANING

Afroman ·
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/aa01sd.jpg http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/aa01ft.jpg Mende, Sierre Leone and Liberia http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/aa02.jpg Bamana, Mali Republic http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/aa03.jpg Bamana, Mali Republic http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/aa05ft.jpg Asante, Ghana http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/aa07ft.jpg...
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Re: Good News

EbonyRose ·
This comes from an article in the Sacramento Observer. It's a weekly part of the business section and showcases Black people in the business sector who are achieving good things! I thought the Good News post would be a good place to put this! PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Hime Reappointed To State Fair Board The California Exposition & State Fair this week announced the reappointment of Rex S. Hime as a director and current chairman of the Cal Expo board of directors. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger...
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Re: Benin's National Voodoo Day

Fagunwa ·
By nice I mean the way the people make you feel as a visitor. I really loved it. I have been to Ghana, Senegal,Mali, Egypt, Togo,Jamaica, Bahamas,Canada,England. In Africa I have to admit I liked Ghana the best. It just seemed the most stable,open and beautiful place I visited. But to be really honest the place I felt the most love outside of home was in Philly,USA. I don't know what it is but the folks in Philly just got a lot of love in them to me. I have not had any bad experiences on the...
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Re: Was Race a Factor in Aruba Arrests?

EbonyRose ·
Aruba's Missing Teen Case Highlights Race Date: Monday, June 13, 2005 By: Michael Norton, Associated Press ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) - When a white teenager from Alabama disappeared, the search drew people from every shade of the rainbow-hued population on Aruba, a Dutch Caribbean island where 52 ethnic groups coexist relatively peacefully and four of every 10 people are immigrants. Still, the case brought questions about Aruba's race relations after two black men were quickly detained for...
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Re: For first time since slavery, black lives not improving

Noah The African ·
Your Chinatown fixation is another example of your superficial reasoning. These areas are greatly dependant upon the white dollar or the incomes of Asians paid to them by white companies. This area greatest source of activity and revenue is likely is tourism, which is most likely to be white. To propose that these areas are some sort of independent self sustaining economic environment is BS.
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Re: For first time since slavery, black lives not improving

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Noah your articulation hides a good amount of your IGNORANCE. If THIS is the measure then we could also make the case the CHINA AND INDIA'S rapid development is to be dismissed since much of it has come from the WHITE DOLLARS (and yours are included in this) FROM AMERICA. You make no damned sense some times man. The fact remains that MORE OF THEIR MONEY REMAINS IN THEIR COMMUNITY than is the case in the Black Community More of the retail outlets in their community are owned by THEIR OWN If...
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Re: For first time since slavery, black lives not improving

Noah The African ·
To an ignorant person.... many things don't make sense. Therefore, you finding any thing I say nonsensical could be from my statements invalidity or..... your lack of understanding born from the rationalizations of the ignorant. The question is this: What percent of Asian or Chinese American national income is born from China towns and Asian businesses? To own a business does not necessarily equal or translate into prosperity and wealth, especially for THE MASSES, which seems to be your...
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Re: What do you think will happen after you die?

DivineJoy ·
Wrong. The people sold into slavery were believers of God the Father, our Saviour in Jesus Christ. The Arabs taught Africans Islam, those in the Mali and Songhai Empires. These kingdoms sold those of other faiths into slavery. Black African kings started the slave trade. The Europeans were merely shopping. If you are Black and born in America, there's a good chance you are a part of the lost tribes of Israel. And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt (bondage) again with ships , by the way...
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Re: Beautiful Black Images

James Wesley Chester ·
Thanks for the links...again. I have been stymied for several years trying to rediscover pictures of Mali warriors on horseback and in chainmail. Can you help? PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Report: Get ready for post-Castro Cuba

Diamond ·
IMO The American government can shake hands and forgive Russia but not Cuba. I guess Cuba falls into the same boat as Haiti. Haiti, the first free black country in the western hemisphere, but treated as an outcast economically since gaining their freedom. Cuba, on the other hand, became a communist country and kicked out the wealthy Americans and their cohorts. And, kept their money. America will never forgive Cuba for not letting them turn their country into another tropical island for...
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Re: Report: Get ready for post-Castro Cuba

Empty Purnata ·
Well, correction, it's not that "democracy" doesn't work. It's the type of "democracy" that the US is trying to spread. They're trying to spread US-style liberal republicanism (ie. neo-laissez faire [Neoliberal] corporate capitalist republicanism [representative democracy]). And the US is trying to spread it by military force and imperialism. That's what's not being accepted by several countries.
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Re: Report: Get ready for post-Castro Cuba

Yemaya ·
I have to co-sign on that too. And I would venture to say that blacks in Cuba have more rights and opportunities than we do too. Cuba has even offered FREE education to Africans from every continent to become doctors and practice in their homelands. I know someone that this was offered to personally. So basically they whites are foaming at the mouth to get their greedy little hands back into Cuba and turn it into the Las Vegas styled smut box it was before 1959. I guess it will be the same...
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Re: Where's the movie about. . .?

Dissident ·
* Our beginnings in the Nile Valley during Kush and KMT and the disbursement of African populations * Mande warriors and travelers during the Ghana and Mali Empires * Moorish conquest of Southern Europe * Sci-fi: inner planetary journey to our ancestors who now live in another galaxy * Black inventions of the 19th and 20th century * Biography of Kwame Ture * Biography of 'Thelma' from Good Times...cuz I had mad love for her when I was a kid
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Re: Which is the greater political oxymoron?

Empty Purnata ·
FUCKING DUMBASS BIOTCH!! That is one definition of 'socialism' (ie. the State Socialist definition). However, socialism is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as "a system in which producers [and consumers] control both the means of production and possess political power." Under those guidelines, Cuba is mostly socialistic in name. In fact, many political scientists and economists have a word for that nowadays, "Coordinatorism". A system in which a coordinator class (bureaucrats,...
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Re: Which is the greater political oxymoron?

Empty Purnata ·
Ah, so you admit that Cuba is not a barren wasteland? The problems of the Caribbean are due to the fact that their main means of income is tourism, and they have puppet presidents. As for the rest of the post, you're just showing that you're bat shit crazy. 1) I'm an Anarchist 2) There is no one "socialist model" as there is no one "capitalist model" 3) I gave you several examples of socialism. If you want to see a form that could work in the market system, you should read up on...
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Re: More Likely Black People Should be Angry With Our Own Leadership!

Michael ·
KATRINA'S AFTERMATH NBC Deletes Rap Star's Remarks on Telethon By Matea Gold and Scott Collins, Times Staff Writers September 4, 2005 Kanye West's impromptu attack on President Bush during a live telecast Friday prompted NBC to delete his remark in its West Coast broadcast of the benefit for hurricane victims. "George Bush doesn't care about black people," West said. The rap star also criticized coverage of the catastrophe. "I hate the way they portray us in the media," West said. "If you...
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Re: MTDNA Tests

James Wesley Chester ·
'...the great Zulu Warriors, rather than from the tribes of western Africa,...'---Marty I would think someone would take issue with this denial of greatness in any of the people of Western Africa. Certainly, those who are aware of the Mali/Ghanaian/Sondhai Empire(s). Interestingly enough, I sent an e-mail to a recent poster (a professor at Penn State) who spoke about a reparations issue (I think). I ask him if he knew anyone who had conclusions on determination of ethnicity as defined by...
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Re: Life is so good...

FireFly ·
Hey! thanks for your list... as it happens I have 2nd hand copies of Dew Breakers (Edwidge Danticat) and Madame Dread (Kathie Klareich) and on order - both sound really interesting. After doing a fair bit of reading up on Haitian culture for some story research, it's high on my list of places I'd especially like to visit - along with Panama and Costa Rica. . I think I need to get a job in Hospitality/Tourism! .
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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

DivineJoy ·
The West African Kings (Mali and Songhai empires) are the ones who sold their enemies as slaves to America. Their religion was mainly Islam. The people they sold....worshiped the God in Heaven. Yep, you're a descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel. So, its not for us (Blacks born in America) to do the rituals of West Africa because we didn't do them when we lived there. And I AGREE that Christianity has adopted several pagan rituals, which is one of the reasons this country is starting to...
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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

kresge ·
May I ask, what empirical data (historical, anthropological, or archaeological) you have to substantiate such a claim? To my knowledge, the scholarship simply does not support such a claim, whether we are talking about the research of Albert Raboteau, John Blassingame, Yvonne Chireau, Riggins Earl, or the older work of Mays, Du Bois, Herskovits, Frazier, et al.
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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

DivineJoy ·
I believe you have asked me this question before. There are documentaries out about West Africans asking for forgiveness because they feel the slave trade by their forefathers is the reason for all the woes of Africa. Both were by NOVA.
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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

kresge ·
There may be people who believe this, or who try to make some kind of causal connection between such events. That does not make it true. More importantly, I seriously doubt there is a claim that the enslaved where members of the 12 tribes of Israel. That is what I find at the very least problematic about your assertion. If you have citations to respected scholarship that substantiates such a claim, I would be more than welcome to amend my opinion.
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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

Fagunwa ·
I usually avoid this kind of thing but this is so completely misinformed I had to write something. I am really tired of folks speaking of xtianity,whose text most of them do not understand, speaking or writing of rituals about which they understand even less. The 12 tribes of "is it real" have no african relevance at all. Before you speak on our rituals at least study something about what you profess beyond "pastor preached it in church on sunday". Before there was an abraham or a jacob,...
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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

Empty Purnata ·
I agree. There is no such thing as a "non-Pagan" religion, all religions spawned from the religions before it. The 3 so-called monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam came from the "pagan" polytheist religions before it, and retained much of the polytheist/animist stories and myths. There is no such thing as an "orthodox" religion. And what's more, I don't see where Judaism, Christianity and Islam, three outsider Middle Eastern religions, get off calling the native...
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Re: Heaven & Hell Before Christ

HeruStar ·
DivineJoy, Here's a couple reasons why I think Hell is a white construct. A. The fire in Hell makes you black/burnt to a crisp. 1. Whites loathe anything associated with black, or blackness (except oil and coal) 2. Going to hell and becoming AS the people they oppress... hmm... scary thought if I were white B. The devil is a nigga(Antar,Cush) with horns, 1. Ever seen pictures of the devil? How come he isn't white, but everyone else associated with the EuroBible is? 2. For real? How come?
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Re: Big business brings Beijing to Africa

Khalliqa ·
Taken from: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Someone sees value in Africa.... People whose self interests are of primary concern.... and not conjecture... form nations.... make policies.... and don't wait for the "free" press or other nations to condone it... Peace, Virtue China's African Policy January 2006 2006/01/12 Foreword The first few years of the new century witness a continuation of complex and profound changes in the international situation and...
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Re: In exchange, descendants of slaves could get lifetime visas or dual citizenship

Shango67 ·
CHANGE. That is what it is all about. You can make a home in Africa regardless of those who prefer to speak of the adjustment as if it can't be done. As a Brooklyn born African, I can't imagine living around Africans in Jacksonville, Houston, Kansas City, Oakland, Dallas, Philly, Seattle, and Detroit. I find most Black folks outside of New York to be SLOW... slow in wit, slow in movement, slow in thought... It is a bad habit for most New Yorkers. And when I go to other parts of the country,...
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Re: Why Is So Much of Africa Poor and Underdeveloped?

olten ·
Is this topic still on? How about this: Attachement?
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Re: When Did Black People Give Up The Right To Be "AFRICAN"?

kraaal ·
"Firstly, there was not a 'readymade' class of Africans to be enslaved' pre-slave trade." Oshun , the facts suggest the contrary, - between 907 and 1500 all three of Africa's great West Empires maintained slaves: the Empire of Mali, Songhai and the Empire of Ghana later known as the Ashanti Empire. In fact, Cheikh Anta Diop in his Pre-Colonial Africa writes that from the period of 990 "domestic slavery at this time was rife in African society: one could sell his fellow man to another citizen...
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Re: When Did Black People Give Up The Right To Be "AFRICAN"?

Oshun Auset ·
'Ready made' would infer that people were expendable without the entire social structure collapsing. That the African elite were just waiting at the shores with droves of people to sell off on the cheap, with no adverse consequences to their wealth or to the socio-eonomic structure of the region at large. You have already pointed out in YOUR post how African slavery(more like servitude) was markedly different from chattle slavery and a societal norm. That being said, BY YOU I might...
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Re: Can I come here?

Lea ·
KhemSaqa, I will publish it! Definitely. Right now I'm also doing research for two novels, the beginning and the sequel, that I think I want to set in Mali or Ghana back when they were at their peaks. I'm not sure if I'll set it in that time or place, or if the protagonist will merely be from there but living elsewhere. It's a fantasy, too. To tide you over, check out Octavia Butler's Wild Seed. Part of it is set in Africa, about this immortal woman named Anyanwu who can shape shift, and a...
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Re: Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Pageant

OhBlackButterfly ·
Written by Abraham Adegoke Friday, 04 April 2008 Adaeze Igwe, MBGN 2008Miss Adaeze Igwe, representing Anambra State has emerged the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria for the year 2008. She is the 21st girl to win the most prestigious beauty crown in the country. Miss Stephanie Oforka representing Taraba, Miss Ure Obowu representing Enugu, Miss Uchechi Ejogwu representing Nassarawa and Miss Sandra Idugboe representing Edo all emerged MBGN Universe, MBGN Tourism, MBGN ECOWAS and MBGN Model in...
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Re: What Will Happen First?

Factoid (Guest) ·
hmmm... Choices: 1. Scientists discover time travel 2. An alien visit is confirmed on earth 3. Humans travel to Mars 4. A human being is successfully revived from kryogenic "hibernation" 5. Space tourism is commonplace I say,4,3,5,2,1
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Re: What Will Happen First?

Earth263 ·
I believe that the order will be: 2. An alien visit is confirmed on earth 3. Humans travel to Mars 4. A human being is successfully revived from kryogenic "hibernation" 1. Scientists discover time travel 5. Space tourism is commonplace "Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."
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Re: Who From History Do You Invite To Your Dinner Party?

Vox ·
Wow, this'll be some shindig: Jesus Siddhartha Confucious Imhotep Manetho Any of the Nubian/Meroitic rulers, like Candace Amanitere Abu Bakari II (who apparently led a mass expedition from Mali to the Americas in 1312). General Tarik (Moorish conqueror of Spain) Aristotle Plato (to see how much they got from Egypt) Tupac Amaru (the Native American freedom fighter, not the rapper) Booker T. Washington W.E.B. DuBois Frederick Douglass MLK Malcolm X Paul Robeson Lewis Latimer Andrew Bullock's...
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Re: African Americans and Africans in the Diaspora.

Lipati ·
Reading the points above I find I agree with most of things said the most basic elements and knowledge of African history have been distorted, hidden,ignored and/or thwarted by American society. The result is a distorted view of Africa on the part of most Americans. I echo NOAH who asked, are African American sincerely interested in reconnecting with the Motherland just by sheer fact that we belong to the same race? I could boldly say that BLACK AMERICANS along with their white counterparts...
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Re: Crime and corruption in Africa.

DahomeyAhosi ·
Hello Noah, I understand your concerns. Here is a pretty good link which compares corruption in Nigeria to other countries throughout the world: http://www.kzoo.edu/africa/corruption-JSDA99.html I think this article is pretty good because it is written by a man who lived in the country. Nigeria doesn't have to depend on tourism as much as a country such as Ghana but it is amazing that African's most populous nation is not a destination for African Americans even though it is one of the few...
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Re: Street Solutions

Noah The African ·
Jazzdog, I have had my share of unfavorable encounters with the law, but that is not why I made the statement. But if you do not believe that statement, try looking like a poor person (being black is sufficient) and strolling through an elite community at night and see how quick the police detain you. The people in those communities do not want certain elements there, unless they are doing landscaping, lawns, or roofing. Suspicious looking characters simply manifest as the stereotypes of the...
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Re: Street Solutions

Vox ·
Noah, my statement stands completely unscathed, unless you believe that if the police were abolished, crime would not become a more serious problem than it currently is. What's weird to me is that you're comparing the United States of America, a complex society, with much simpler, much smaller societies. When I used the phrase "civilized society," I meant a civilization, not a society composed of civil people. Your Marvin Harris quote refers to cultures that don't even have a concept of...
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Re: Study: Many black teens want to have babies

henry38 ·
The following is research that should help bring some balance to this discussion. If we want to curtail our young women having children because of whatever reasons, it is good to have a complete picture with regard to what is happening to the black race, not just focusing on what is happening in the USA. Big fall in African life expectancy The Aids crisis has slashed the life expectancy in some parts of Africa to less than 33 years, according to the UN's Human Development Report 2004.
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Re: Slave Canoe

Dusty Elbow ·
The La Trappe Creek Canoe, which is 17ft long and 170 years-old, made its way to the Frederick Douglass-Issac Myers Maritime Park on June 13, 2006. Credit: Courtesy Photo Historic Slave Canoe Arrives in Baltimore by Nakia Herring Baltimore Times Originally posted 6/16/2006 Restoration process took over 10 years On June 28, 2006, the Baltimore community and tourists from all over will be able to visit the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, located at 1417 Thames Street. The...
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Re: The Riot Starter Returns: Black women trying 'Something New' in Italy [Sponsored by BlackWeekly.com

Oshun Auset ·
I wonder that too... I also wonder why so many people, reguardless of gender(and race), do 'sex tourism' in the first place. Travel should broaden your worldview, expose you to new cultures and people, and in general be an educational experience. The motive/objective should not be to add to the notches on one's bedpost. The exploitive mentality and behavior of people(particularly the African in the west, since we should relate to exploitation...particularly that of a sexual nature) is simply...
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Re: The Riot Starter Returns: Black women trying 'Something New' in Italy [Sponsored by BlackWeekly.com

ZAKAR ·
also wonder why so many people, reguardless of gender(and race), do 'sex tourism' in the first place. Travel should broaden your worldview, expose you to new cultures and people, and in general be an educational experience. The motive/objective should not be to add to the notches on one's bedpost. The exploitive mentality and behavior of people(particularly the African in the west, since we should relate to exploitation...particularly that of a sexual nature) is simply disturbing, no matter...
 
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