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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
"Never To Be Forgotten" Renaldo "Obie" Benson/Singer with the Four Tops Lamont Bentley/Actor on "Moesha" Kenneth Bancroft Clark Shirley Anita Chisholm/Politician Johnnie Cochran, Jr./Famous Lawyer Shirley Horn/Jazz Singer Willie Hutch: Willie McKinley Hutchinson/ Motown Record Producer John H. Johnson/Publisher-Ebony Magazine, Jet Edward "Eddie" Patten/Member of Glady Knight and the Pips Constance Baker Motley/Attorney, Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks/Civil Rights Activist Brock...
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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

HonestBrother ·
You read my mind. What makes the "Doctor" or "Lawyer" the so called cream of the crop? I've dated a few of those and I know they aren't all that. Anyway I thought the original issue was black women being bashed for wanting anything "too fancy" as opposed to the bucktoothed janitor. I think it went something like So are you saying that the "fancy" choices are confined to "pretty boys", "Lawyers", and "Doctors" and that all that's left over are "buck-toothed, hump-backed janitors"? There's...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
Oh Lord, here we go again. I thought this was cleared up already. The same combination of factors that make "girls with a phat ass" the cream of the crop for men. AGAIN, this is not about these particular individual men or women and their merits. It is about the right for both genders to strive for "The (Percieved) Best." And I NEVER said there was only the cream of the crop and everyone else was shit. In fact, I went out of my way to repeatedly point that out even though it was irrelevant...
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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

HonestBrother ·
You keep waffling here. Are you saying that you want to be able to fantasize about getting these men or are you honest to goodness really wanting the right to hold out for the status-symbol-trophy-husband? Fantasies are free. And you have the right do hold out for whatever you want anyway. If that's what you're about then you just have to ignore what people say. But if what you're really saying is that this what to shoot for then I know I'm going to get a lot of hate for what I'm about to...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Sweetwuzzy ·
I still think you are missing the point. I believe Frenchy is complaining that women get dogged for wanting a particular guy (whether it be "the cream of the crop" or not) while guys are not dogged for wanting a particular women (whether it be the "cream of the crop" or not)
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Sweetwuzzy ·
I agree with you. Some women seem to put men into two categories. This is only going to lead to women being lonley due to excessively high standards.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
I'm not even saying that women should "lower" their standards. Here's a list of people who probably do NOT earn 6 figures or a comparable salary Albert Einstein Add almost any college professor to this list -(even many at Ivy League Schools) Most teachers/administrators in junior colleges Teachers in elementary and secondary education Most people in literature or the arts. Etc. I could go on if a really tried but I have a life But my point is not that women need to "lower" their vision. They...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
I'm not waffling. I've been saying the same thing repeatedly. You are just not trying to read what is written. Neither. *Sigh* Black women deserve to be able to consider the "cream of the crop" as a viable dating and marriage option without being lectured about lowering standards/"being more realistic"/etc. I've broken it down into scenarios before, but apparently no one reads them or you can't see past the word "Denzel" without going off on a tangent. Last time. Scenario A Man: I want to...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Numbers don't mean a thing to me when I'm single as hell... as evidenced by the fact that I'm here typing this rather than doing something else. Numbers mean nada. Whatever...I've never heard this coming from anywhere... I don't have a clue as to what you're talking about. And stand by this statement. Because if you actually read what I wrote NO it doesn't fit the scenario you gave.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

qty226 ·
Damn HB........i was using a janitor, as a point of reference. Im going to law school.....that doesnt mean, im looking to marry/date a doctor, lawyer etc.............i do know that there are tons of decent black men, in other professions. But let that be my choice....... To tell a black woman, that she should only EXPECT, this or that, because we cant do any better.....is disheartening. I didnt say YOU said anything......... Im not trying to lump you with other men.......im just trying to...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
"A Black Woman Desires Either Thugs or Ballers--WRONG!!!" Again, I haven't instructed anyone on how to do anything. What I have done, however, was to provide on the Sistas Spot (a forum that has been specifically designed to host discussions of interest to women) photos that are alternative to the tasteless photos being posted in The Den--I thought the Sistas would appreciate seeing more dignified images of Black women, and more importantly, images of women with which they can more readily...
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Re: father claims rights denied

MidLifeMan ·
And this means that the other parent "complies" with the court order? Just becasue the court says the father has rights to see the child doesn't mean the mother complies no more then when the court orders the father to pay child support that he complies. And it can get expensive taking someone to court all the time to fight for you rights. Any why is that? I'm sure most may say it is not the norm but I watch my brother in law get f*cked by the courts. And he DID provide ALL of the childrens...
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Re: What do you think about Tiger's Purchase?

Texas Star ·
He could have purchased almost all of the 9th ward for that, (LOL) and eventually lease out the properties and earn money (black trump) But, of course he wouldn't think like that.
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Re: father claims rights denied

sunnubian ·
_________________________________________________________________________ Often this may be the case when there has been a long marriage and an agreement for the wife to be a stay at home mom, etc., the court takes into consideration the number of years the wife could have been either educating herself and/or working, but instead stayed at home and maintained the household and raised the children while the husband worked and establish an avenue of independent livelihood outside the home.
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Re: father claims rights denied

MidLifeMan ·
That is what other female lawyer friends of mine have said but when you don't have a lot of money to begin with AND you are still trying to do right by your children paying laywer fees can be overwhelming. And I understand their are suppose to be free and pro bono legal services but most times the representation is poor or they are hard to find. Most laywers will throw out $5000-8000 retainer fee right off the bat...my brother in law payed the first laywer (female) 5000 and the second lawyer...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
"The point is NOT that "janitors aint shit" or however else things were apparently interpreted." (-Frenchy, 1/19/06, 6:10 PM, Page 2) "And I would take a nice, respectful Plain Joe over a Denzel any day of the week. But that's not the issue. " (-Frenchy, 1/19/06, 7:32 PM, Page 2) "I am not talking about the merits of a blue collar man. There's nothing wrong with a janitor or whatever else. I've expressed that several times now." (-Frenchy, 1/20/06, 5:43 PM, Page 2) "This is NOT about...
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Re: father claims rights denied

MidLifeMan ·
It's pretty much a done deal now. They finally sold the house and divided the proceeds. He was the only one to pay for the house but she got 70% of the proceeds...a compromise to alimony I think. He did take pictures but his lawyer didn't present ANY of his evidence.
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Black Viking ·
I respectfully disagree. The Theory of Relativity is a scientific theory based on substantive, quantifiable evidence, and Einstein was a specialist in his field. The Pope's opinion is just that, and opinion. It's a moral judgement based on his belief, dispite any evidence or lack there of. If the activities of the Catholic church are any indication, he is hardly a specialist on moral judgement. If his moral judgement is to trump anyone else's, surely it must be of greater standing. I don't...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Activists keep alive memory of Iowa's civil-rights pioneers Fifty years ago, three blacks facing discrimination said enough was enough Edna Griffin challenged prejudice 50 years ago by asking to be served at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines. A year later she and two other blacks had their right to equal service affirmed. It was a watershed event in the civil-rights movement. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 6/21/1998 On a hot summer afternoon, two Des...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

HonestBrother ·
Qty, aren't you supposed to be in law school or something? Listening to what people ACTUALLY say - as opposed to putting YOUR words in their mouth - is a pretty important skill for a lawyer. Wouldn't you say?
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

qty226 ·
Was that supposed to be a low blow? hhhmmmm think again...and answer the question. Whats your problem? You are dating white women.......but you want the sistas to do what???
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

ricardomath ·
So is the ability to put words in somebody's mouth, while at the same time making it appear as if you didn't.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

HonestBrother ·
You have a point there....
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

Kweli4Real ·
You mean this Harry Whittington? http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/1999-09-03/pols_feature3.html Whittington seems to be a "fixer." I wonder what they were discussing, just before the gun went off?
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Brother Ddouble, are you implying that women and men pursue relationships in the same ways? Haven't we all reached the conclusion that men have a tendency to select women based on looks, whereas women select men based on income? So why would I give you all the same advice that I would give women? Secondly, in my view, though the two discussions centered on the same topic, the argument that was presented then, and the argument that's being presented now are not the same. In the discussion...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
Come, come, Rowe! Pursue people of substance (not necessarily wealthy or good looking), people in your league, people with things in common with you... Much of what you just said goes over verbatim to the ladies. In that discussion, Frenchy seemed to be defending the right to go after whatever - for whatever superficial reasons (lots o' moola for example) however unrealistic. And you all are whining and compaining because you're not getting these "cream of the crop" men (whatever that means...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

nayo ·
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70259-0.html?tw=wn_index_2 Actor Tries to Trademark 'N' Word By Rogers Cadenhead | Also by this reporter 02:00 AM Feb, 23, 2006 EST The actor Damon Wayans has been engaged in a 14-month fight to trademark the term "Nigga" for a clothing line and retail store, a search of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's online database reveals. Wayans wants to dress customers in 14 kinds of attire from tops to bottoms, and use the controversial mark on "clothing,...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
fagunwa, Not one argument. You are contributing nothing to this conversation. Calling people names shows only the shallowness of your thinking. It's like the proverbial lawyer who, on opening a surprisingly slender case file he's been given, found the memo, "No case. Abuse the other lawyer."
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Fagunwa ·
There can be no argument for you as you know nothing about these things, nor do you care to. You have a completely eurocentric mind which I despise. You never really respond intelligently when called on your dumb stuff, you just say the person "didn't read well enough". You represent everything I war against. I call you names because that is what I think you are. I am not a lawyer. I abuse you because I despise you.
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Re: Conspiracy, COINTELPRO & Malachi York

Kai ·
Peace... I am not familiar enough with the Dr. York case to say whether or not his trial was fair. However, I do understand that quite often in the history of this nation, the courts are given "under the table" amicus curiae briefs which help the form it's disposition against groups of blacks seeking to declare independence, or the objective to seperate from this country. I am not surprised to see the Nuwabian leader attacked, and removed like he was..Despite what those who have formed...
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Re: The question must be asked?

kresge ·
Claude A. Allen 3/17/2006 06:55 AM Claude Allen's life sentence By Erin Aubrey Kaplan Special to the Los Angeles Times Salt Lake Tribune I was shocked by the news about Claude A. Allen, the black former White House staffer whose rising star officially flamed out after he was arrested on charges of felony theft last week. Not shocked that he got arrested -- so many Republicans are being handcuffed these days for scams of one kind or another that it's hard to keep the names and charges...
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Re: The question must be asked?

Rowe ·
It's interesting how you listed the desriptions "Black," "six figure salary," "lawyer," "advisor," etc. as if these characteristics delineates a person who is trustworthy and honest. We can't assume, however, that "Blacks" with "six figure salaries" and status jobs are more trustworthy than people lacking these characteristics. In fact, some would argue that people in these positions tend to be the least trustworthy because they have formed alliances with people who have earned their status...
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Re: Racial Abuse Case in Texas

Yemaya ·
They gave him a $1 million dollar award. Now out of that he's going to have to pay his lawyer fees, and other costs of litigation. He really comes out short for the drama he was put through.
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Re: so i got into spelman.....

caribbeanflavored ·
Congrats on getting into Spelman. Your parents will eventually get used to the fact you are leaving. Besides, like HB stated, I am sure they are happy that you got into Spelman. It is a great school from what I have heard and seen. Did you get any scholarships? no, they haven't written me about any financial aid offers yet but i hope i get a full scholorship. *********************************************** also my mother flat out told me her opinion about me wanting to be a social worker and...
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Re: so i got into spelman.....

4YAINFO ·
Re: so i got into spelman.....
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

Huey ·
The sad part about Girlfriends is that that wasn't the only episode I hated. Remember the one show where they were mad at William for not being able to be Santa for Maya's son? I'm like "How come these heifers didn't call Darnell, JABARI'S FATHER, to do it? He works at the airport, carrying luggage. Carrying toys in a sack isn't that much of a stretch." Then they didn't talk to William for weeks, until he embarrassed himself and wrote a poem and THEN they forgave him. Forgave him? Shouldn't...
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Re: Toddlers to protest against deportation of classmate's dad

ricardomath ·
Joel Manar with his wife and daughter before his arrest. (Archive/Alon Ron) Last update - 18:00 12/04/2006 Migrant worker freed from jail after daughter's friends protest By Yuval Azoulay, Haaretz Correspondent A migrant worker from Ghana illegally in Israel was freed from a Ramle jail Wednesday, days after his 2-year-old daughter's kindergarten classmates held a protest against his deportation. Joel Manar's release came after an Interior Ministry decision to delay his deportation by one...
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

ma'am ·
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Re: Who is the BEST African American Actor?

FireFly ·
I must say I like Don Cheadle and Denzel Washington for their acting and diversity of films - so they share my vote. And let's not forget James Earl Jones for his prolific career and talents. (I also like Jamie Foxx and Lawrence and Wesley to varying degrees) While hunting around on the World-Wide-Waste-Of-Time, I also came across this rather interesting sounding man!! I haven't seen any of his films but he was obviously a Renaissance Man with a lot of talent and flair and substance. What an...
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

Rowe ·
To do what Brother Viking? To overlook an individual's crime because he or she is Black? I hope that you're not suggesting we excuse people's crimes on account of their race. As exhausting and emotionally-draining this experience is, I never dodge jury duty. I remember some years ago I served as a jurer for a armed robbery case. The person being charged was a twenty-something year old African-American man who was caught in the act of the robbery. Unfortunately during the arrest, the police...
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

ricardomath ·
At least one of the guys arrested has a prior history.
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Re: Which is more important in the law: the truth or money?

MBM ·
Most of us think of the law as being predicated upon truth, not upon how money can manipulate the law to trump the truth.
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Re: Which is more important in the law: the truth or money?

Frenchy ·
Why when there is so much evidence to the contrary?
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Re: Which is more important in the law: the truth or money?

Black Viking ·
That's why we get lead astray... the idealism of what the law is supposed to be . What the law actually is is quite different. To quote Tom Cruise in "A Few Good Men"... "It doesn't matter what I believe, it only matters what I can prove!" The problem is that "proof" can be bought, and "proof" can be paid to go away.
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Shango67 ·
1) The "Tender Years Doctorine" is not gone... it is there in spirit... and most definately practiced. And their are PLENTY of men who fight for custody - epecially in divorce cases. 2) What Black man isn't afraid to go into court and speak - especially in FAMILY COURT? An how many brothers can afford legal counsel? 3) I had to fight for my son for two and half years in an attempt to rescue him from a potentially serious situation, so I don't have to consult Gambit. The court was all in my...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Nikcara ·
Did you know I was a family attorney when you started to talk about what the law is.... Guess not but let's deal with the merits shall we. (d)If the kid lives with you and the mom and you leave, why could you not take your kid? The police only give the kid to the person who has the Court Order, aka paper. If there is no paper how do the police pick one parent over the other. Women leave and take the kids all the time, I had a client whose ex-wife left with the kids, sons no less, I got him...
 
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