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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: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Isome ·
... that would be very bad!! We mustn't talk about political appointments, policy trends and budget cuts that make a bad situation worse. Why that would be NOT putting individual instances into context... By the time the International Labor Organization's Convention 176 was signed: ... mining deaths dropped from 425 in 1970 to 85 in 2000 . And, for gawwd's sake don't click the links (even ones provided by the black-faced lackeys), because they provide that CONTEXT... and we wouldn't want that.
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Black Viking ·
I'm a Taoist as well. Some wise man whose name I can't recall said "It's the how of living that matters, not the how long." That being said, my own death doesn't scare me. What scares me is losing one of my loved ones before I'm ready to lose them. I don't think we miss the world when we die, but there is a good chance that the world misses us. As far as my passing, I could care less when I die, so long as I die well. Another wise man whose name I can't remember said "There are only two ways...
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Re: Sistah Souljah

Fine ·
msprettygirl--Take the trip. It is a wonderful adventure. I plan to read the book again to see if I missed anything the first time. Sistah Souljah is a true warrior...!
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
The key distinction is OWNERSHIP AND POWER. Those who have both SEEK TO PROTECT THEIR POSSESSION. Those who don't have them seek to LIBERALIZE the rules and have more of these resources to flow their way. When it comes to international aide and financing the liberalist American sounds very CONSERVATIVE. When it comes to understanding the plight of the Mexican father to depart his family and come to the United States illegally in order to work and feed his family it seems that many of you are...
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Re: Afrocentric versus Eurocentric

Fine ·
Yes. ------------------- Dusty Elbow: We "can" very well talk about Americas slavery and there is alot to talk about: Connecticut Military Law, 1784--forbade blacks from serving in military First Naturalization Law, 1790--congress declared US a white nation Federal Militia Law, 1792--only whites could enlists in peacetime militia Fugitive Slave Law, 1793--protected slaveholders rights, discouraged blacks from running away Virginia Migration Law, 1793--forbade free blacks from entering that...
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Re: The Effect of Public Schools on Our Kids

Rowe ·
Perhaps novice teachers may discuss this issue on a day-to-day basis; however, just like in any other profession, after gaining experience, knowing how to teach students becomes second nature. Sure, that's one of the purposes for attending the workshop: to network with other teachers. Other purposes include exposure to new teaching strategies and better ways to assess students. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) and Lev Vygotsky (1986), both pioneers in the field of educational research, believes...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Empty Purnata ·
CF, stop pretending that you "care". You aren't concerned that we are "placing an ideology above our own concerns", you are upset that that ideology is not Capitalism. If we were 100% Capitalists, you would have no problem. If we placed Capitalism above our own concerns, you wouldn't care. You are just upset that we are not Capitalists (well, at least I'm not, I'm not sure if MBM is a Capitalist or a Socialist he comes off as a Socialized Capitalist to me). I can get along just fine with...
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Re: Reparations for Native Americans?

Nmaginate ·
While it's clear you wanted those to be two related questions, one clarifying the other... it's clear those are two separate questions with two different answers. As you've had to concede, Native Americans have, to some extent (even in a woefully inadequate sense) "received" Reparations. Evenso, it's clear Native Americans haven't been adequately compensated. That goes without saying especially since I've already said it. As to whether a Reparations victory for African-Americans would aid...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
So much for Affirmative Action, and like minded progressives and any benefit they bring to the Black community. There are definitely more pressing issues and concerns, based on credibility and not the fiction, and fallacies of any Kevin41, Empty Purnata, etc., etc..... ...such activity would not be considered B.S. by those victimized by this activity. More likely those who make excuses for our own inept Black elected leadership, those who change the subject matter to compare the senseless...
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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: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Empty Purnata ·
Remember, a subsidy for White people is a vital subsidy. A subsidy for Black people is wasting tax dollars.
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Re: Conservatives and Liberals: Why We Believe What We Believe

Black Viking ·
This is the part that confuses me about America. Realistically people should be voting for their own economic interests. But there are so many more "have-nots" than there are "haves" that I don't understand how conservatives get a foot hold at all. The only explaination I can find is ideological manipulation. The vast majority of "haves" are conservative for the reasons you stated, but they have some how convinced a huge number of "have-nots" that they have something worth preserving as...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Remember, a subsidy for White people is a vital subsidy. A subsidy for Black people is wasting tax dollars. " by Empty Purnata Monkey See, Monkey Do..... ....That Sure Makes a Lot Of Sense.. I'm not buying it though, because Social Welfare indeed has been, and continues to be very destructive to the Black family structure.
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
I don't think either JWC or SweetWuzzy quite got Nmag's clear point. With all the anti-school desegregation machinations where Whites tried to get government funding for their private schools... I'm like trying to see how come that RACIST history is ignored or forgotten. To answer Sweet... The intention is for Whites to obtain government subsidies for their private school perogatives. The problem and even the reason for concern over integration is how it is an American Social/Political Fact...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Empty Purnata ·
Now there is no debating that. Anyone who tries to deny the fact that "school vouchers" have a racist past, and most likely a racist modern-day intent, have their heads buried in the ground. Of course, many White racists will deny it to the end, and their Black-faced, chicken-eating, greasy-grinnin', coon-shuffling lackies will follow them to the ends of the Earth and beyond.
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Re: Vouchers ???

Isome ·
John Stossel has been a right wing shill for as long as he's been a part of 20/20. NOT showing both sides of the story is his modus operandi. excerpted from the book Banana Republicans How the Right Wing Is Turning America into a One-Party State by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin, 2004 The career of John Stossel on ABC's 20/20 offers another example of the way the echo chamber works to place conservative ideas into the mainstream media, while hiding the interests of...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
Yahoo!! PUSSY!!! Over << here >> PUSSY!!! Man, I feel like the Gap Band singing, "You Can't Keep Runnin'"... But your PUNK ASS is full of sprints. Why is it that RHETORIC is the only and best tool in your busted ass tool box, CON-Feed? Never the one to engage. So you just BULLSHIT! Now, let's have it. What is the source of your Flailing, Grasping ISSUES? You obviously will never understand or submit to comprehending ENLISH!!! What's up with this connection you're trying to...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

FireFly ·
OK I was talking about the perception of the dream vs the reality. The dreamer asks themself: What is the dream and is the dream achievable? Does the dream translate to a plan or an ideology? Is the plan or ideology actionable? What would it take to achieve that dream? What would 'I' sacrifice to achieve that dream? Is the dream a mirage, an escape, or a fantasy. eg. I dream to become a celebrity. I do take your point about General Motors, but I feel you're nit-picking a tad... for the sake...
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Re: A Two Way Street by Armstrong Williams

Nmaginate ·
ISOME, I could swear that the idea of "minority set-asides" were about opportunity and the ability to create jobs and capital via contracts for Black businesses. I could swear Jesse Jackson's Wall-Street Iniative (think of it what you want) was/is about getting access to capital. And he's a proponent of AA. So, it's obvious (as if I need to say this even while be facetious) how I missed something. And Armstrong too. I'd sure like to know what vehicle is going to "give access to capital" and...
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Re: A Two Way Street by Armstrong Williams

Isome ·
Maybe there are some GIVING seeds that we can pick up on the ground underneath THEIR trees... if we can sneak onto the property that is! It's only a considered a bad government program when resources like ACCESS, CAPITAL, and OPPORTUNITY are given (even in dribs and drabs) to poor individuals. When given to businesses, or the wealthy & connected, it's always a good thing.
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Re: father claims rights denied

Frenchy ·
What a complete joke. Unless those kids live with you, you are not buying them all that they need to survive and thrive. If it pains you to not have those gifts deducted from your financial obligations, then stop buying the stuff and just give the checks. Sometimes I wonder if people like this were ever in the picture. It's like they don't have a full comprehension of how expensive it is to raise children... like they don't know that children need things daily, they don't follow some kind of...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Little Fella: In all seriousness - could YOU lay out a plan of how the latent effects of "380 years of racism and oppression" are going to finally be dissolved? Will this be from ACTIONS BY WHITE FOLKS or actions CENTRALLY FOCUSED ON BLACK FOLKS? For all of the huff and puff that you display and your supposed Black authority I find you and others to be uniquely CLUELESS when it comes to translating your ideas into workable solutions in the REAL WORLD among Black people. It seems to me that...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
STFU!!! There's been plenty of threads were you've run your ass off just because you were expected to back up the shit you said, whether it was about a plan or just some silly shit you said for rhetorical effect but knew was some empty hollow shit. At every turn you turn out to be nothing but huff and puff. So don't come at me projecting your sorry ass state on me. And, no, I don't play games, CON-Feed. That is, you don't run game on me, son. I run you. Don't ever get that confused. Now, if...
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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: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Ask an intelligent question. I'll ask you a quick one: LATENT EFFECTS? What are you calling Latent Effects and the importance or reason why they will need to be "finally", completely dissolved is... WHAT? Consider this, then get back to me (right from the Project-2019 article): Black Americans must understand that racism existed in 1619, racism exists in 2001, and racism will exist in 2099. Therefore, the critical element is the degree to which racism affects the lives, the liberties, and...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Empty Purnata ·
LOL, remember that? That's not a joke, that really happened. How fitting too, a Black Republican Strategist.......how sad.....helping people plan ways to hold his people down......
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Black Viking ·
Is that going to change if they get married? Is this number a reflection of tax breaks that married people get, and what other variables are there? I have a hard time believing that this income gap is actually caused by being a same-sex couple. The same Census shows white same-sex couples actually have more median income than white heterosexual couples. If this is true, then we deserve what we got. This is another great example of ideological manipulation . It's pretty easy to follow. It...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Oshun Auset ·
I just noticed it too. I didn't know it was for real though! I don't know if I find ithorrible or if I find it appropriate. This is a wonderful thread!
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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: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
Great idea! I didn't even quite think of that. Now, the money could, in part, come from federal grants, but alot of it would have to come probably from our own tax money and out of business profits. I wouldn't mind tax money going into something that actually helps US.
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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: Inappropriate gift?

FireFly ·
It's funny, as I was reading the original post, I was thinking (tick) colour sounds good (tick) matching set (tick) fits the Santa budget... and yep that's the way I would shop... being a woman... except that if a male work mate bought me something from Victoria's Secret a few things would zoom through my head when I opened it: my boyfriend would totally freak out if another guy bought me anything from Victoria's Secret, second was it a sleezy joke, and third, was there a hidden meaning, did...
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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: Asking too much?

donna529 ·
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ADMIRE YOU FOR BEING IN A SITUATION, AND HANDLED IT WITH PRIDE. GIRLFRIEND, I WISH I WOULD HAVE WAITED BEFORE I GOT MARRIED, BUT I DIDN'T. THIS IS NOT TO BE LOOKED DOWN ON. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED ABOUT HOW MANY MEN...YES MEN, THAT ARE STILL VIRGINS, AND LOOKING FOR A WOMAN THAT IS A VIRGIN TOO. DO NOT LET YOUR SO-CALLED FRIENDS TURN YOU AWAY FROM THE FUTURE GOAL YOU WANT TO REACH. DEEP DOWN I WILL BET YOU A DOLLAR THEY ADMIRE YOU, BUT LAUGHED BECAUSE...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

HonestBrother ·
CF, who is Tim Berners-Lee? You come on here with bogus information, twisted logic, and dubious intentions....throwing that stuff around like it's going out of style.. You shouldn't be surprised when people "pile on" pointing out all the bullshit in your posts. No one individual could dig through all that crap on their own. You'd have to be a walking encyclopedia. A tax expert, an economics expert, etc etc. COME CORRECT AND THEN MAYBE YOU'LL GET DIFFERENT TREATMENT Go ahead..Say you don't...
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

FireFly ·
that's mad! excellent! ok, I'll be going mid Feb, and although I know that Oahu island is the most built up and commercialised, due to budget and time, I will probably spend most the week there... I have a few questions, so can I get back to you in a day or so? I hear the North Shore is very natural and green and worth driving to??? I'm disappointed the big surfing contest is in March coz my boo is a bit of a surfer. Two questions please - safe natural beaches to swim at, and also I would...
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Re: Executives' Pensions Are the Deal of a Lifetime

Kweli4Real ·
In another thread, CF cited to spouse abuse in Africa and eluded to oppression in some Arab states. He then asked for the Capitalistic equivalent. Well, CF, here ya go:
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Re: father claims rights denied

xxGAMBITxx ·
Nicara is right on. I fought. I mean I fought hard. Anything thing I could get on my ex wife I did. I had documented everything and anything. I went to court like I was ready for war. And I won. The ex could'nt even put up a fight. When we split I left with the money and a game plan and I executed it; and this is in Ohio where a man has damn near zero chance of getting custody unless he shows he is determined and sincere. Men better start returning to the "hunter" mentallity we're known for...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

kresge ·
What the ....? According to the link you provided, we are supposed to come up with a state of the union address without using the following words:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
You know, I didn't go to the link. But what we have here, I think, is a tongue in cheek, kinda thing. The prohibited words make up the essence of everything Bush. And the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address should be the prohibited list with conjections and connectors inserted, where appropriate.
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Re: I Finished High School!

Rowe ·
Completing high school is a great accomplishment. Congradulations! I'm certain you will excel in college and at any endeavor that you subsequently pursue. Remember to stay focused on the reasons why you are in college and to construct a plan on what you will do with your education once you've finished. In fact, why don't you keep us abreast on how well you are doing in college. I'm sure many of AA.org's members would appreciate it!
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Re: Should God?

Black Viking ·
As an anti-fundamentalist, I'll do my best to answer only from my own spiritual perspective. "Should" is an interesting choice of words. God can and does adapt to any or all situations as God chooses, including modernism. Determining whether God should or should not do this is, frankly, putting God in a box. To ask ourselves what God should be doing is to suggest that we might know better than God. This is normal in our society though. We've been questioning God for a long time now. However,...
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Re: Should God?

HeruStar ·
This is why I love you guys and this community. As you all know, I'm no expert. I'm just a guy with a couple questions, and a somewhat cloudy perspective. So when I address interpretations of my perspective, I do so with all earnesty, and with the knowledge that my perspective is limited. Black Viking, I'm glad you mentioned the putting God 'in a box' issue. Because I had it in mind when I created the post. I guess one of the themes of my post is Interpretations. Fundamentalist like myself...
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Re: Should God?

HeruStar ·
Kresge, I've got questions, and you've got answers that are always highly appreciated. Thanks for giving them freely. I've always wondered about the laws of the Deuteronomic code, and the absurdity of the laws of Leviticus. I gave myself a simple explanation (by all means please feel free to evaluate). Those laws applied to the Jews. The Jews were God's special project. There is no universalism implied in those laws and codes. The laws were more about God's (chosen) being held to and...
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Re: Bush's War On The Poor

Black Viking ·
I'm starting to realize that fiscal conservatives aren't that different from social conservatives. There both stupid. Poor fiscal conservatives actually believe Bush is doing something for them with his tax cuts. Although, there is nothing to base this on except what Bush told them. Idiots. Bush is helping rich conservatives though, and their support of him doesn't suprise me in the least. OK, poor conservatives, let's here it. Why did you vote for this guy? Oh that's right. I remember now.
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Re: are parents @ fault for this?

FireFly ·
There is no easy answer to this, however, it's not about setting up Net Nanny and walking off... I believe it's more about famililes discussing and developing values and ethics with their children, and giving them enough information (deciding how much, is about family communication) to make informed decisions and choices and consider their own safety. In many cases children are more net savvy than their parents, so it's important they are made aware of the dangers, their vulnerability and a...
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Kweli4Real ·
No, Omega, I think the original of the quote I paraphrased was said a little before Bob's time. Oh, I get it ... You were joshin'. Right? Their [our] qualifications have never been in question. But again: What profit a man or his people should he gain the world [i.e., power/position/authority] and lose his soul [i.e., be put in charge of promoting policies that work against his interests, and those of his community]? No doubt Black folks' interests are far from monolithic, so your individual...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
Thanks! I'm not so much concerned for myself, I'm concerned for my two younger siblings who are still in grade school. This religious mania is puting a strain on my parents' marriage (I've even heard them treaten to divorce, and they've had 4-hour long arguments several times) and they do it RIGHT SMACK DAB IN FRONT OF MY YOUNGER SIBLINGS. My little sister who used to get upset about it, now just sits there unphased even when my mom gets in my dad's face. AS A 19-YEAR OLD ADULT, TO SEE A...
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Re: CP Time

Khalliqa ·
Aaaaahhh Mbiti.... I have read his book [i]African Religions and Philosophy thoroughly..... Time--- When you operate on "time" to achieve this one must be able to plan.... to plan one must be able to have enough past information and future assessment to be able to accurately estimate a time of arrival.... one must also be able to be disciplined enough which entails much prioritizing of responsibility to execute their plan of arrival..... On the other hand.... constricted time frames do not...
 
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