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

Dusty Elbow ·
At least you and I have a choice because we can change things with the "power of our dollar". Boycott or have the same companies cater to what our "needs" are. Other places do not have this convenience or option readily. So GMO might be their only choice for everyday eating because of the "weakness of their dollar".
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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: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Marking a civil-rights victory D.M. honors those who fought, won Edna Griffin sits amid friends and family at the site of Des Moines' former Katz Drug Store, where she was denied service 50 years ago because of her skin color. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 7/8/1998 Fifty years after being denied service at a downtown drugstore soda fountain because of the color of their skin, Des Moines civil-rights pioneers were honored Tuesday with proclamations, a plaque -...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin did the right thing By REKHA BASU REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published 1/26/1998 Before institutional memory has faded, and the 88-year-old's time is over, Des Moines should erect a monument to Edna Griffin. Chances are you don't know Griffin's name. No building or street carries it. Iowa schoolchildren don't learn it when they study the civil rights movement. And when lifetime Service Awards bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr. were handed out to the governor and four...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Faheem ·
This is one of the problems with Western Media and its Johnny come lately reporting and its refusal to state truth when it is widely known. Most men and women in America and some of you on this forum believe that these protest just started a few weeks ago, and started off violently. These cartoons as most articles have noted were first published in September, the protest against these cartoons began then. The protest were all peaceful, the Danish Muslim community wrote letters, Muslim...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Vox ·
Doesn't change anything for me. I'm not going to pretend to understand this mindset. And I think Kresge is right, that the newspapers aren't beyond reproach. But just because the European media was intransigent in their response to boycotts and protests, doesn't lead me to think violence is in any way a justifiable next resort for the aggrieved. And like I said, in this case it's even stupider IMO, in the face of the subject matter of the cartoon.
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Coretta Scott King who was forever beautiful, gracious, and just as visionary as her famous husband: Martin Luther King , who was studying for his doctorate in theology at Boston University, had told a mutual friend he was looking for a wife. The friend gave him Coretta Scott's phone number but when he came calling she was not impressed. "I saw this green car coming up the street and this short man," she said in an interview. "He leaned over to open the door, and when I got in the car...
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Re: The One....

HonestBrother ·
What I want or am looking for ? .... To be understood. To be appreciated. To be accepted. That probably sounds very one sided (and maybe even a little self-indulgent). Of course, I think understanding, appreciation, and acceptance should be things I'm also able to give to "the one". But I put it like that because I really don't feel I've ever had that from a sista. Please no one get upset. That's not a general statement about all black women. It's just my experience which I hope will change...
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Re: The One....

Khalliqa ·
It's hard for me to believe that a brother with such great credentials is not snapped up already..... But may I add, hmmmm... not on the Beyonce bandwagon? I'm a lover of the intelligence of the human mind.... which the sister does not strike me as having in any significant quantity..... however I understand her allure....and it's not just her physical attributes.... it's her acceptance of her feminine attributes and the power and acceptance of those qualities that generate the magnetic...
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Re: The One....

FireFly ·
I'd say that does make you unique.
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Vox ·
In order for a leader to emerge, there has to be a major issue that can galvanize the mass of people. The reason we don't identify as strongly around a "leader" today as our elders did during the days of King and X is that there isn't as much perceived need for one. There is no major issue anymore that most black Americans see as requiring the kind of social triage that we saw in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The movement created these leaders. However, from the example of the student movement...
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

Yemaya ·
Sounds like a boycott to me Tmonster. And we can also start a flood of e-mail campaign. Lock up their network .....
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Re: Boortz: Rep. McKinney "looks like a ghetto slut"

nayo ·
I would be 'down' with this.
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

Shango67 ·
I don't think whites have changed their attitudes inasmuch as they have refined the system of white supremacy. White folks will draw the line in the sand on this one, MBM. This is much bigger than a bus boycott to them.
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

HonestBrother ·
I totally agree...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

James Wesley Chester ·
Stop watching. And persuade as many others to do the same as you can. The message will get to their advertisers. The market will take care of the rest. Alternatively, a boycott of advertisers will also work. The other option requires less energy. I rarely, rarely watch BET. While surfing? Maybe. PEACE Jim Chester You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are.
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

isistah ·
I've seen more than one attempt to boycott BET in the last 8 years (that's how long I've been surfing the net) and none have seemed to taken hold. I wish you luck in your endeavor and will sign any petition. I knew they were headed downhill when they cancelled Tavis Smiley. Sargeant is right-- their main focus is entertainment, but if it were White Entertainment Television and the white folk found it offensive or harmful to their kids it wouldn't be around long.
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

EbonyRose ·
BET sucks!! Its management sucks, its ownership sucks, its programming sucks, its advertisements suck, its website sucks, its website's message boards suck, and any and all of its affiliates suck too!!! It is the worst cable television channel on TV, bar none, and it can't be taken off the air fast enough for me! Now, with that said, I will send letters, e-mails and any other type of correspondence to BET, Viacom, and any advertisers that get listed here ('cause I'm not about to turn to the...
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Re: Black Sites That Are Owned by Whites

Anaksanamun ·
Thank you for this very compelling piece. Being at the forefront of the BET boycott against the very negative Black images put up on that network, I am all too familiar with the takeover of the Black marketability by white folks. My question has always been why the need for white folks to target the Black market, specifically, if we are all suppose to be one big ole melting pot with the same goals and objectives being a sovereign nation. No other race of people is used in this manner. And...
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Re: Black Sites That Are Owned by Whites

SheLeopard ·
And it is all too apparent on these message boards (a microcsom) of what happens in the bigger life picture. Here on the net the usurpers grow cyber balls and will express themselves in a manner they would not dare to in every day situations. They will allow us to know their thoughts, in some cases. And then when we have shut them down, in too many instances, and let them know, we are not afraid of their cowardly rhetoric, they will shut us down by finding a way to remove the site or kicking...
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Re: Black Sites That Are Owned by Whites

OutOfTIme2008 ·
Since I am many people were not watching BET at the time of Bob Johnson's ownership, I cannot say for sure that the present day disrepectful practices were in place. But I have heard this, and so for the moment I will take your word that this is true. But regardless of what was going on then, the problem present day protestors are having is with what is going on today. Perhaps if the same people had become aware or had the time or inclination back then, they would have started the protest...
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Re: Black Sites That Are Owned by Whites

Kevin41 ·
SheLeopard posted; The boycott of the lead Black network is a major step in that direction. The white folks know it, and as the word continues to spread and more people act on it and voice their opinions on it, the racist sponsors will be powerless to do anything but meet our demands. ***Correct....remember when they were going to air the sitcom about the "happy slave" under Lincoln, Desmond Pfeiffer? It took no time flat for a unified response against that show and it ended immediately. Too...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

RadioRaheem ·
i agree. It seems like some of the posters here are not looking for a 'healthy debate', no...more of an attempt for validation of their fake 'DIVA' status or other insecurities. Before this, I didn't know Blk women were perfect and beyond discussion. I guess if i spent the whole thread worshipping blk women, i'd have nothing but hugs and highfives here. But do we really need TWO faheems?? If SOME people are 'hellbend' on one side of any issue, why even attempt to debate them? Why do those...
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Re: Boycott Cold Mountain

sunnubian ·
If this is the circumstance of this particular movie, then I am in agreement that it should be boycotted by African Americans. I would like to take it further and say that I already do boycott any films, etc., that depict African Americans in an unwarranted negative light. I think that African Americans should also boycott any movies made with African Americans starring in them or even with bit parts or any made by African Americans as well that continue to subliminally or overtly convey a...
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Re: Boycott Cold Mountain

nayo ·
Happy New Year all. Some spoilers, as if yall gon see this. And, ya really don't need to. Truth. I am to late to boycott 'Cold Mountain'. Shit. I saw it, and, I can say that there were various scenes that made me feel as if I were viewing this film in the 1940's. I mean, at some point, my experience in the theater made me feel as if I would be asked to take my ass up to the peanut gallery! wtf. Also, as I had not read up on this book, I was not sure what I was in for. When the movie started,...
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Re: Boycott Cold Mountain

Les Apt ·
I suppose that I'd better boycott the two Harry Potter films, as well. They depict blonde haired, blue-eyed Caucasians as the villians.....
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Re: Boycott Cold Mountain

sunnubian ·
__________________________________________ Sorry Huey, I guess I was still hanging onto the point I was trying to get across being our duty as African Americans to boycott such portrayals of misrepresentation of African Americans and/or African American history as the sentiments expressed; I just took it a step further in that I am saying that African American aspiring or established or otherwise actors or movies makers have that duty upon them as well, and we should boycott them or their...
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

toussaint ·
This is simply incorrect. If Federal legislation was what really brought down Jim Crow, what was the point in all the boycotts and sit-ins? This is what brought the state legislatures to their knees. They knew they were being harmed by the unrest. Also, incidents like the Montgomery Bus Boycott, had the bus companies begging the states to change the laws. Actually, more government was the problem to begin with. Jim Crow was law legislated by the government which violated people's natural...
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Re: Black men and White Women

nayo ·
I think that perhaps, Black women need to work with the same paradigm that the rest of the world is working with: Go outside of the race to find someone. Because this I'm going to wait for a 'good Black man' is old and tired. It's like the 'Cinderella Complex' in Black; many Black women are waiting for this Black American Prince to ride up on his shining steed, or mercedes, or jaguar, or mazda X, but if a prince shows up who is White in a pinto, or a city bus, and he is kind, decent,...
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Re: The terrible toll of racism in the U.S.

toussaint ·
This is the legacy of overregulation and minimum wage laws that discriminate against the lowest income workers. The writer is right- this does need to be addressed. Some of the regulations were indeed put in place to exclude blacks. They need to be stricken from the books. What were you expecting? Actually our ancestors lives and rights were devalued back in Africa where they were sold by other Africans into slavery. This is well before the founding fathers. Their lives were continually...
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Re: Internet Abuzz With Push for 'Not One Damn Dime Day' on Jan. 20

EbonyRose ·
I'm marking that day on my calendar as we speak, OA! Also, I think it's especially fitting on that particular day considering it will be Inauguration Day, as well ... and with the millions being spent on GeeDub's little "party", an economic boycott on that day seems just what the doctor should be ordering!!
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Re: Internet Abuzz With Push for 'Not One Damn Dime Day' on Jan. 20

Kevin41 ·
I am in also.....I would never say something will fail without ever trying it...it is like making excuses not to get off of my azz and make the effort....I run into people like that all the time........if the Montgomery Bus boycott was effective...anything today should have much more of an impact based on the dollar amount involved............
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Re: Perverted Trends of Gangster / Criminal Lifestyles are Ravaging Black Culture...

AudioGuy ·
Image is everything... IMHO, the music industry and in fact, the entire entertainment industry, with respect to people of African descent, is hell bent on presenting negative images. Why you ask? Because there will always be money in the exploitation of Africans. How do we counteract the negativity? 1. Take back the educational system for our children - for too long we have relied on "someone else" to educate, rather mis educate our children. If you look at most history curriculi(?) the part...
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Re: Black Racism @ Aurburn University?

Faheem ·
The author raises a lot of interesting points but ignore obvious points that would even contradict all that he wrote. The inherent contradiction of raced based programs in regards to what programs use it and what programs don't, can be equally found in meritocracy based programs that say one must meet a certain criteria to be apart of this or that. When it comes to Academia, meritocracy can be subjective especially when it comes to those who get into a school based on anything other than...
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Re: Perverted Trends of Gangster / Criminal Lifestyles are Ravaging Black Culture...

jazzdog ·
Nmaginate, Its not an exaggeration to point out that while we don't own TV stations and radio stations we still have the right not to participate in negative images. I seriously doubt that you would allow yourself to be protrayed in a manner that fostered a negative image upon yourself or other African Americans and I would probably be right to say the same about most people who post here. While 50 cent and others of his particular style of entertainment don't own the media outlets that push...
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Re: Perverted Trends of Gangster / Criminal Lifestyles are Ravaging Black Culture...

Nmaginate ·
It is an exaggeration when you say "WE PUSH THESE IMAGES." How come you just can't be honest about that? That's factually incorrect. PERIOD. Saying "WE HAVE A RIGHT" isn't the same thing as saying "WE PUSH THE IMAGES." Two different things. And to act like you've said exactly that no matter what you meant is just frankly disingenuous. And that has what to do with the accuracy of your statement that "WE PUSH THESE NEGATIVE IMAGES"?? Again: What part of *BY ALL MEANS* don't you understand?
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Re: Perverted Trends of Gangster / Criminal Lifestyles are Ravaging Black Culture...

Nmaginate ·
No. I "seem" to be addressing the issue of the NEGATIVE IMAGES. The negative images implicate whites. Whites who promote them. So when you say screw them (like you selective outrage types do) then you say, in essence, they can produce these negative images at will. As such, you've shown no genuine concern for the negative images. "...if african americans stopped participating in this issue..." Hypotheticals devoid of the reality you had to admit to yourself really don't help you, JazzDog.
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Re: Ideal reparations.

Nmaginate ·
Twisted, sad and counterintutive thinking. What has been the overall result of this "Working Within The System", "Infiltrate The System" strategy? Seriously, you talk about Black people who are "LOST"... While on the way to "Infiltrate" the system, "these racist institution"... too many African Americans have simply replicated or been use to replicate the same things the system was putting out when they entered them. Part of that being because it was the very "Racist System" that trained...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

IRONHORSE ·
EbonyRose was right, Nmaginate--you do suffer from hallucinosis . I am thouroughly convinced that you want to act like a vendictive, spiteful ex girlfriend because I clowned you and made you look like a fool in front of your rude, pretentious, arrogant, conceited friends. You aren't worth debating with because you compulsively seek to insult instead of offer any ideas, which is blatant in this quote: Okay, so you want to build your own institution--WHAT IN THE HELL IS YOUR IDEA FOR OUR OWN...
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Re: Anti-Gay Arson Terrorist Attack on UCC Church

ricardomath ·
On a more positive note... With open arms A handful of black area churches welcome gays Rev. Dr. Christine Wiley and her husband, Rev. Dennis Wiley, are co-pastors at Covenant Baptist Church, one of a few houses of worship in Washington, D.C., with a predominantly African-American congregation that welcomes and affirms gays and lesbians. Between Sunday services on July 24, they shared breakfast at the church. (Photo by Adam Cuthbert) By KATHERINE VOLIN Friday, July 29, 2005 For gay people of...
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Re: REVOLUTION

umbrarchist ·
It depends on what you mean by revolution. People are too quick to think in traditional terms of fighting and bombs and overthrowing governments. A really lasting and unstoppable revolution would actually involve changing how people think and consequently how they behave. I suggested an eternal boycott of Duracell batteries on a Marxist site some years ago. With all of the other brands of batteries on the market this would involve no hardship on the part of the people doing the boycott. How...
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Re: No dreadlocks at Black Enterprise and elsewhere too

Blake Manner ·
This issue, both at Hampton and at Black Enterprise is something that I disagree with, but I am pleased that instead of not telling a person that they don't like dreadlocks or that they are the reason that he will not get a certain promotion, they confront the prople up front and let them know their policy. I can remember countless times where I have been told that I wasn't given public speaking opportunities because I wear baggy jeans. That always pissed me off cause its like people expect...
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Re: NAACP urges blacks to avoid some firms

James Wesley Chester ·
A Target spokeswoman said via e-mail that the company opted out of the survey "because Target views diversity as being inclusive of all people from all different backgrounds, not just one group."---NAACP Gordon said black Americans should end their "victim-like thinking" and seize opportunities to help close gaps between the nation's rich and poor.---NAACP Reason No.1: Who are you to question our integrity?? Reason No.2: There must be uniformity in diversity. Questions from one group...
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Re: LUDACRIS: Beef With Oprah Blown Out of Proportion

bigddouble ·
Accurate in some places: discussion of 50 & similiar MC's.; misinformed on the issue of Luda/O'Reilly and content of Cube's music. Ice Cube has never been the typical "gangsta rapper". His reputation was built on sharp, visceral commentary on American life, no matter income level, religion, political affiliation, race, or gender. Anyone who considers AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Death Certificate, The Predator and Lethal Injection "'cliche' and lacking either the freedom or the vision to...
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Re: LUDACRIS: Beef With Oprah Blown Out of Proportion

Huey ·
And to hell with Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly. They're hypocrites anyway. You really want to know why these conservative radio talk show hosts hate rappers? Because rappers are the only other people besides Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Hannity, Savage, etc. that make millions of dollars talking on a mike.
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Re: Looking For The Perfect Beat: STOP Hips Hop

Blake Manner ·
I just wonder about this and the protest itself. Cause in 5 years I don't want to have to be saying the same argument all over again. What I fear is that people gather together and threaten to boycott the radio stations, and radio stations get scaired and so they bow down and say they'll play other things. But when everybody calms down, the radio stations will go back to their old commerical ways. Should there be something like "affirmative action for the airways" where the focus is on...
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Re: Larry Elder: Black anti-semitism

Oshun Auset ·
Larry Elder is a patsy for international finance capital and imperialism. Anywhere else in the world condemnation for the imperialist occupation of Palestine is not considered an 'anti-Jewish' sentiment. Israel recieves 1/3 of U.S. foreign aid because it is the American imperialist outpost in the Middle East, ready to do it's dirty work(fighting Syrian funded Hezbollah in Lebenon, which will be the excuse the U.S. needed to invade Syria, if Israel doesn't do it for them). Hence anything said...
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Re: Larry Elder: Black anti-semitism

Empty Purnata ·
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Re: My Conversation with Mike Dyson (Who Controls Hip Hop)?

Blake Manner ·
Dr. Dyson said that Cathy Hughes was in studio with him today, so I decided to call in again to ask about her. This is what I said. He responded that people don't buy underground artists, so why support them. I did make a point to state that Spike Lee makes movies that focus on the issues he cares about, and is not driven by 'is ths going to sell or not'. He acknowledged this as true, but otherwise ignored that Radio One should do anything similar. I wish I could have had longer to talk,...
 
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