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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: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

Kweli4Real ·
I believe that much of this behavior is universal and is the result of a "poverty mentality." By universasl, I mean translates across the racial divide. When your needs consistently exceed your resources, saving is not even a consideration. Saving can only come when your income exceeds your needs. Anyone who has spent enough time deferring wants, because their housing, utilities, food, and transportation was greater than or equal to their income, i.e., impoverished, will eventually get to...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Isome ·
As an example of an extensive government cover-up, there is the case of TWA Flight 800 from July 17, 1996. Over 30 witnesses claim to have seen an object shooting up in the air and hitting Flt 800 just before it exploded, similar to the imagery we've all seen from the first Gulf War (scud missiles flying UP). Government agencies, including the F.B.I. and NTSB, vehemently denied any existence of a missile that could have hit the plane. However, lots of Americans, including relatives of those...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
Come, Oshun, you can do better than that. Your response was like the description some years back of those who, when accused of killing three men and a dog, would triumphantly produce the dog alive. As you well know, Alexandria was built near an old fishing village called Rhakotis, a nondescript place with nothing to recommend it. Alexandria eventually grew to cover it, but Alexandria was built there, not because there was anything about the village worth preserving or imitating, but because...
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Re: Unity, At What Price?

Jabbar ·
I would sacrifice everything that I have for true unity with my own. there is nothing more valuable, or powerful as real unity. The sacrifice of what I have, would be immeasurably rewarded. Yes. I would imagine that the plan would include a road map toward prosperity. If the initial stage in the development of this nation required a substantial lowering of the quality of life for the pioneers I would accept this so long as the condition could be changed with hard work. How do you define...
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Re: First Reaction...

Khalliqa ·
1. I need : Allah 2. Sex : is overrated.... love and sensuality are underrated... 3. Relationships : are varied and unique 4. Your Last Ex : was a mistake I do not wish to repeat... 5. Power : in the right hands is a good thing.... 6. Marijuana : is disgusting 7. Crack : kills 8. Food: fruits of the earth..... 9. The President: needs a Black face, righteous heart, and wise mind.... 10. War : what is it good for? 11. Cars : are a functional means of transportation..... 12. Gas Prices : don't...
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

kresge ·
Rowe, One of the points that the chapter makes is that knowledge or will alone is not sufficient with respect to making healthy choices. They point to the types of food choices that are available in many economically depressed neighborhoods. Often these communities do not have supermarkets with departments carrying fresh fruits and vegetables. Its almost as if there is a kind of nutritional redlining going on. Houston is a wonderful example of this. I do not think that there is one major...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Fine ·
I too, cringe, HeruStar! It is true -- "Greek misinterpretation" does in fact have e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g off track -- in general -- and the true meaning of the work A-M-E-N -- in particular. Greeks knew nothing about the true essence of "Black Antiquity" -- and to this day they still don't want to know or care to know. They are copycat counterfeiters-in-denial of the truth/facts. In fact, the root of this very book [i.e. "basic instructions before leaving earth - the Bible] has its origin in...
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

Rowe ·
I am very impressed with the suggestions you've outlined here. I too am a strong advocate for prevention, and I am strongly opposed to over relance on prescription drugs and doctors. Rather than using and abusing prescription drugs, I think we should allow food to be our medicine . So I am in support of your perspective. And yes, I also don't see what is stopping us from organizing an insurance co-op, though convincing people will be a challenge. Reading your proposal, I am reminded of an...
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Re: third eye?

Melesi ·
Faheem, So it would seem at first glance, but albinism is quite different from being white-skinned. There are other problems that albinos have that the general run of white people do not. As I said, adaptation does not proceed at a uniform pace nor according to our commonsense expectations. Who was it who said that common sense is only that layer of prejudice laid down in the mind before the age of eighteen? I don' tagree with that, but it has an element of truth to it. We espect what we've...
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Re: third eye?

Faheem ·
There seem to be an inherent contradiction in your thesis Melesi, Your thesis supposes that Black skin became white due to migration to other parts of the Earth like Europe; where the sun does shine mind you just not to the degree it shines in Equatorial Africa, however at the same time you are also suggesting that our Black skin is an adaptation in and of itself because of Equatorial Africa thus its original state is not as dark as it is. What is the original state? The whole idea of...
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Re: Brown vs. Bd. of Education: 50 Yrs. Later

sunnubian ·
I guess I am one that is critical of it. All I have seen from all of this intergration is the destruction of African American schools and communities all across the country, especially in the south. Where I live, every since intergration, there has been only one black school built in this county and it was one that was already in the process of being built when this decision was handed down. Since, they have closed down every black school except that one and have rebuilt every school in...
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Re: The Racist Tapestry of Lord of the Rings

nayo ·
////That's just some excuse White people, in particular, have come up with to excuse the gross, horrific and brutal nature of the past. Juvenile logic at best.//// I would not say 'excuse', but a form of 'their' "reasoning and logic" as to why people of a darker hue (Black Americans in particular) [are to be treated] must be treated as the lesser of dogs and other animals. That is what I see in the post of I forget, who posted this, but what you were referring to, that you must separate...
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Re: BABYSITTING...HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE?

Gwalks ·
The children are 5 and 7. My transportation costs are covered. I would keep them after school for 6 or 7 hrs a day 4 days a week (sometimes 5 days.
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Re: Tipping When Getting Take-Out

sunnubian ·
I found out that I may be wrong in always not tipping when its take out. Here is a (kind of long) list of tipping etiquette: ( www.findalink.net ) _________________________________ Tipping Etiquette See also: Etiquette Central Dining Etiquette Email Etiquette Get your questions answered: Etiquette Discussion Forums Gratuitous Tips on Tipping Not knowing the proper tip or gratuity for a service can be very unsettling. The rest of your party might not know it, but inside you may feel highly...
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Re: NEA Calls for Education Secretary Rod Paige to Resign

Kevin41 ·
Oh well....I am glad I read scholarly research written by blacks and others.....so my mind will not be colonized....I can get a clear look at things and how they exist instead of boodying up to white people and espousing whatever it takes to get a rub on the head: Vital Signs: Statistics That Measure the State of Racial Inequality In each issue, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education collects statistics bearing on the relative status of blacks and whites, some of which are interesting but...
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Re: BABYSITTING...HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE?

sweetsexyhighyellow ·
Re: BABYSITTING...HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE?
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Re: Ideal reparations.

Nmaginate ·
Ha! Ha! Ha! Opportune because your STRAW MAN ASS need some relief, huh?? Next time just accept the fact that you don't have a clue and stay away from the fallacy that: Lack Of Evidence (at times opportune for you) is Evidence Of Lack. Now, after your punk ass has sweated my Prolifics, now you want to whine about my Thoroughness. You are your own worst enema. And, yes! It takes me a while to collect my thoughts in order to do justice to something of this magnitude but none of what I said...
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Re: Clarence Thomas as Chief Justice

Kevin41 ·
* I think you have my perspective confused if you think I ever thought about changing white folks....I doubt like hell if you'll find that in a post of mine...so that is your interpretation of what has been posted....which is fine.....but unless I say something literally....it does not aply to me...that is a rule of thumb for me. I referred to economic independence as a basis of political leverage....but just because one attains that independence they will still need a politcal...
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Re: What do you think will happen after you die?

Nmaginate ·
Pretty funny spin you put on that scripture HENRY... Upon what can you base the Truth Of Scripture when a scripture says "Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven" but then, as you pointed out, it is contradicted by another scripture. Hmmm... By what/whose authority have you been granted the Interpreters license to say there was some type of "transportation" to, curiously, SOMEWHERE ELSE? Please inform me if the chronology (amongst other things) of the two scriptures support what you say as...
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Re: Sin and Fantacy

Oshun Auset ·
I would become a world dictator. A Castro/Kadaffi type, and steal Fagunwa from his wife. (Don't worry, I'd be a nice dictator, free clothes, food, shelter, education, healthcare, public transportation, and state sponsored cultural festivals!)
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Re: Do we value our freedom?

HeruStar ·
Thank you JWC-- Negrospiritual, I can't claim to know why each and every black man commits a crime. But I believe it is safe to say that the majority of my brothers aren't selling crack to buy books, and pay tuition. I grew up in the projects. I had free breakfast, and free lunch at school. My mother recieved a little over $600 a month in food stamps. I'm pretty sure that my peers recieved similar benefits. I believe it is safe to say that we weren't hungry. Free transportation to school,...
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Re: Study Finds Majority of Latino male immigrants hold negatives views about Black folk...

nayo ·
Negative views toward blacks tended to be higher among male Latinos but lower among those who were more educated. Although it was too small to be statistically significant, some evidence suggested that unfavorable perceptions lessen with time spent in the United States. EbonyRose: "It goes a long way to show that when I try to explain to people that we are the low man on the totem pole for every other race of people no matter where they are or how little they have, I do know what I'm talking...
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Re: THE CONCEPT OF MALE PRIVILEGE

nayo ·
I have had extremely serious 'discussions' with some of the elder women in the church and in my family on some of the things listed by 'negrospiritual: i.e. if you expect to be served if you expect to be agreed with if you expect to be loved if you expect to be in control of everything because you are male that is male privilege at work. I believe this does seep into black male/female relationships and I believe it to be deleterious... your thoughts? Have you witnessed such attitudes? have...
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Re: The Real History of Affirmative Action

Dissident ·
Politics and window dressing, sir.
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Re: Do You Like to Pay

Falak ·
For a first date? I prefer to be taken to a place where we can talk and get to know one another better and for him to pay for transportation, drinks and a light snack. Yes. I want to get married one day and have children I can stay home with; it is a way of showing that he has no hang ups about being a provider.
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Re: Where Do We Live? ~redone~

Empty Purnata ·
I live in Maryland in a suburbian/rural town about 20 miles outside of Baltimore and 27 miles outside of Washington, D.C. Most of the people in my town are either small service business workers or bureaucratic workers in the major cities around. The town I live in is also a famous train town in Maryland that used to be a major (and still is to an extent) train transportation town. In the 1800's the majority of the citizens in the town were rail workers (including Chinese rail workers). My...
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Re: MLK on Economics

umbrarchist ·
A very short synopsis of Garvey is here: http://www.crf-usa.org/brown50th/three_visions.htm Garvey always seemed like ancient history to me but I always got the impression he was more directly economically oriented than King. I think I was always turned off by him from seeing the films of him in that military uniform and the hat with the big feather. umbra
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Re: My General Vision for Black America

Hardworker ·
We need to implement a strategy to get community control of our neighborhoods really quick. I live in Baltimore, Md. and as we speak, the city government is making plans to bring white folks out of the suburbs and back into the city. Where does that live black folks? Out in the suburbs where they'll be isolated and fragmented among different suburbs of Maryland. This is happening all across the country because white folks understand that urban areas where blacks live are chock full of...
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Re: FIRST 'BLACK-AND-HISPANIC' GRADUATE??

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
THIS IS NOTHING. A far more damaging notion is the number of Black people that accept the "poor and minority" label when WHITE LIBERALS and Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive Fundamentalist argue against Photo Voter Id in the statement such as "Poor and Minority people who can't afford a state ID will be excluded from the voting process". The IDs are now free in most states that require it.....so they switch to the dog at my homework escuse story that they don't have the transportation to get...
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Re: Which is the greater political oxymoron?

Empty Purnata ·
What's your definition of a "socialist"? What's the "Real World"? And what is "Human Nature". T'aint no such thing as Human Nature. It's one of the cross-cultural things that you get different results for depending on the culture. There is not one scientific shred of evidence for such a thing as "human nature". For someone dealing in the "real world" you sure are stupid and oblivious! How about a Black Conservative or Black Republican who actually supports the power of Black workers and...
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Re: Which is the greater political oxymoron?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I take it that YOU believe I should be feeling "beat down" now by your posts? I haven't quite learned how to fake it yet. Humans unlike ANTS have our own personalities and seek our own self interests. A had a long conversation with a co-worker who lived in Cuba as a child, having escaped the great system of socialism that you and others marvel over so. The notion of a human being inclined to "work his azz off" knowing that in the end that extra effort will not lead to any personal gain as...
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Re: Jackson invites Cosby

kresge ·
I was entertaining a kind of Gedankenexperiment? What do you think would happen if Cosby were compelled to give up access to his finacial and social resoures for 1-3 months, to live in the hood, and to do 40 hrs/week volunteer work at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, battered women's shelters, youth centers, public health centers, day care centers, etc. He will have enough allowance to procure staples and for public transportation. As some of you have suggested, perhaps the Cosby has lost...
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Re: Jackson invites Cosby

sunnubian ·
________________________________________________ I don't think that it would change his view because he would know that it is all voluntary and he can always opt out. - So, he would merely play along (like a reality t.v. show) until his time was up and come back unchanged. "Voluntary" is the key word----now if it were involuntary, as in he had no other choice, just like the people who have no other choice (or believe they do not/same difference), then that would be another matter, THEN his...
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Re: Pacifying the Masses

James Wesley Chester ·
I appreciated the significance of the histroy you recited. I was required to go to Cincinnati in the mid and late 1960s for OJT (on-th-job-training) at Taft Institute. Great town. Very clean town. I discovered it is the home of Ezzard Charles legendary boxer and former NBA heavyweight champion. But it was there I was refused a room in a hotel that was housing our entire Pennsylvania contingent. I went downtown to a hotel I think was called 'Gibson' or the like. I stayed two weeks. When I...
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Re: Issues: KATRINA

ricardomath ·
The Real News The following is the result of an interview I just conducted via cell phone with a New Orleans citizen stranded at the Convention Center. I don't know what you're hearing in the mainstream media or in the press conferences from the city and state officials, but here is the truth: "Bigfoot" is a bar manager and DJ on Bourbon Street, and is a local personality and icon in the city. He is a lifelong resident of the city, born and raised. He rode out the storm itself in the...
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Re: THIS REALLY PISSES ME OFF!!!

kresge ·
Welcome To The Terrordome: Race, Class, Misplaced Priorities and Optional Tragedy. I am, saddened, appalled, outraged and disgusted at my government's gross negligence, monstrous mismanagement and callous indifference toward the victims of Hurricane Katrina. I am, at this moment, ashamed to be an American. And let me say, preemptively, that if anyone replies "well get out then" I will punch you dead in your face. Yes. It's that real. My initial response, like those of most of us who follow...
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Re: Why can poor socialist CUBA take better care of its people during Hurricans?

JanesT ·
If Cuba was so great, millions would not risk their lives to flee, enough said about communist cuba and the leftist delusions of paradise. Some facts and observations regarding what has happened in New Orleans: 8.6 BILLION federal dollars has poured into Louisiana since 9/11 for Evacuation and Emergency Planning. Obviously the Louisiana officials, ie, the governor and the mayor of new orleans itself, did no planning, had no clue, so where did that money go? - The guidance had even been...
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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: More Likely Black People Should be Angry With Our Own Leadership!

jefftec ·
Micheal said: Notice the key phrases here, in that state and local officials had no problem at all finding transportation to get those who vote, who are also in poverty, to make it to the polls, so that the Democratic Party can elect or re-elect individuals from within and outside the community into political office. When the alarm was sounded to evacuate the poverty stricken, many of whom also voted, no form of transportation is available. This being said, it is a bunch of crap to even...
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Re: Poor Evacuees Are Better Off Thanks To Katrina?

Frenchy ·
EB , this is the article I'm referring to: $2000 Debit Cards for Katrina Victims Are they saying something different on the News there?
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Re: Poor Evacuees Are Better Off Thanks To Katrina?

Kevin41 ·
BLACK COLLEGES IN NEW ORLEANS RAVAGED BY HURRICANE KATRINA New Orleans is a predominantly black city. And upwards of 80 percent of the city's black population is poor, with no automobiles, no relatives outside the city, and no money to buy transportation required to retreat from the devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Therefore, Hurricane Katrina has been disproportionately catastrophic for blacks. As is the case with most natural disasters in urban areas, the sharp divide...
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Re: Issues: KATRINA

Kevin41 ·
BLACK COLLEGES IN NEW ORLEANS RAVAGED BY HURRICANE KATRINA New Orleans is a predominantly black city. And upwards of 80 percent of the city's black population is poor, with no automobiles, no relatives outside the city, and no money to buy transportation required to retreat from the devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Therefore, Hurricane Katrina has been disproportionately catastrophic for blacks. As is the case with most natural disasters in urban areas, the sharp divide...
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Re: More Likely Black People Should be Angry With Our Own Leadership!

Michael ·
....In addition to "What could he have been thinking"........ .....Contrary to what some of the detractors of this message board have expressed, closer to the reality of it, far too many of our own elected black leaders, and/or many of the Black middleclass are bending over backwards, begging to serve, kissing up to please, etc., every other community but the Black community! At what point will the Black community hold its' own elected leadership accountable? The election, and re-election of...
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Re: More Likely Black People Should be Angry With Our Own Leadership!

Michael ·
Hello Jefftec, I know that you clearly understand what should have, or what must be done. You have shown, by your response, that you do not allow excuses, or a personal bias, such as hatred for Caucasians, blind the thought process, or block you from taking the necessary action to save your own community, to the best of your ability. Be it flood, hurricane, earthquake, fire, etc., and ample warning and/or local resources exist, to save the lives of people in your community, there is not a...
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Re: More Likely Black People Should be Angry With Our Own Leadership!

jefftec ·
Michael, It is certain, that many of the poverty stricken, most of whom are Black, who lacked transportation to leave, who wanted to leave before Katrina hit New Orleans, have lost respect for Mayor Ray Nagin. Agreed, and let's not forget Governor Blanco. The failure of their actions (or failure to act) will be on their conscious. The resources can be people, vehicles, existing roads, boats, helicopters, food, clothing, etc., etc. Considering the circumstances, it would behoove any leader,...
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Re: Issues: KATRINA

Michael ·
For Immediate Release, Office of the Press Secretary, September 8, 2005 Fact Sheet: President Bush Announces New Initiatives to Provide Relief Today's Presidential Action: Today, President Bush Announced Two New Initiatives Providing Immediate Assistance To Hurricane Katrina Evacuees. The President has directed the Federal government to provide immediate financial assistance and streamline Federal benefits for evacuees. These steps will ensure that help is delivered into the hands of those...
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Re: More Likely Black People Should be Angry With Our Own Leadership!

Michael ·
...indeed jefftec, it was Florida that used the names of deceased individuals, ficticious individuals, felons, noncitizens, allowed more than one vote to be cast by the same individual, etc., all of which add up to fraud, that led to the Democratic Party's demise. ......But as usual, it must be the Republican Party's doing, President George Bush's doing, racist Caucasians doing, etc., etc. This just proves that the Black community is still sleeping, very gullible, and must enjoy being kicked...
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Re: More Likely Black People Should be Angry With Our Own Leadership!

Michael ·
...say what you will, but the fraudulent actions of the Democratic Party killed off any chance of the Democrats winning the election. ....Now back to the topic, the so-called Black elected leadership, and other influential Black people knew what was about to take place, and these individuals in positions of influence all refused or neglected to give advance warning to the Black indigent left behind. ************************** New Orleans had a plan to warn the poor, but it sat on a shelf in...
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Re: "They were warned last November that New Orleans was one of the "Disasters Waiting t

sunnubian ·
_______________________________________ Taking on the Week's Big Issue Facts and Rumors: Federal Power in a State of Emergency First, a note to all the Debaters: Ordinarily, Wednesday would mark the beginning of a new week for The Debate -- it's the day a fresh topic would be introduced for discussion until the following Tuesday. But this is no ordinary week. So we're bending the rules to make room for a few more days of Hurricane Katrina, and we'll introduce next week's issue, the Roberts...
 
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