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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

James Wesley Chester ·
Professor Walters certainly has 'been there, done that'. It is clear the 'divide' begins even at the very early point of what the name of any organization addressing the issues of African Americans, should be. I don't believe a political party for this purpose is viable. Too many, and too diverse a selection of, issues. A PAC would allow the organizers to specify the focus of the organization. I say that because the organizers are likely to be the ones who bring the 'seed money'. Those who...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

sunnubian ·
I agree James. The Right and the Media would have a field day with it being called The Black Party in the first place. It would be mischaracterized by the right in the media and the media would be more than happy to get the ratings they would receive by airing the misinformation. I think that a Peoples party would be more in order considering that it was they people of America that elected President Obama, it was people of all races, all incomes, all walks of life here in American that...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

EbonyRose ·
There was something I didn't like (or maybe couldn't agree with ) about this article ... but I just can't place my finger on exactly what that is ....
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

James Wesley Chester ·
I think that a Peoples party would be more in order considering that it was they people of America that elected President Obama, it was people of all races, all incomes, all walks of life here in American that elected our president, so it should be those same people to come out in support of President Obama and in opposition to racist America trying to camouflauge itself under to guise of ' tea party.---sunnubian I hear you, but.... I think the focus of the organization should be clearly on...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

EbonyRose ·
Okay ... I re-read this article - again - because y'all seem to understand what he is talking about. And me ... I seem to continue to end up mired in confusion about his intent. I can't figure out if what he's talking about would be best served by a PAC, a political party, or some sort of (non-political) Black-focused committee/council/think tank/organization of 'leaders' or "Talented 10th"-type people (for lack of a better description at the moment). These are three entirely different...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

James Wesley Chester ·
Together is, indeed, good. What we call things we associate ourselves with always results in a confusion. I think...I think...it is in the naming process...,and our personal and collective confusion with naming...ourselves. Hopefully sooner, rather than later, we will figure it out. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

EbonyRose ·
Mr. Walters was part of the panel that convened at Tavis' recent forum on "the Black Agenda" that aired on C-SPAN last night. He discussed in greater detail his ideas on a "Black Party" and at the end, essentially said that the 'naming' of such a group was not nearly as important as what the 'mission' of it should be. After his explanation, I understood his perspective .. and couldn't have agreed with him more. Unfortunately, it still seemed like he was talking about what would be a...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

James Wesley Chester ·
PAC, a political party and a grassroots organization...'---EbonyRose I am willing to join a PAC...today. I am willing to join a Political Party...today. I am willing to join a 'grass-roots organization'...today. But... Only if the organization is dedicated...first...to the issues of African American PEACE Jim Chester
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Why Not a Black Party?

EbonyRose ·
<small>Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 12:22 am</small> Now we have the Coffee Party which I suppose is a liberal counterpart to the Tea Party that emerged in the Washington, DC area by folks led by Annabel Park a documentary film maker who was horrified by the ugly, menacing and anti-government spirit of the Tea Party crowd that emerged to disrupt the flow of civil discussion about important issues. I’ve been asking, where are the folks who voted for Barack Obama,...
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FYI

sunnubian ·
Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. Week Ending December 28, 2012 Readers' Choice / Most Read Views... Ted Rall: Six Weeks After Reelection, Obama Sells Out Liberal Democrats Chris Hedges: The Final Battle Jesse Hagopian: Tec-9’s for Teachers? Arming Educators Gets a Failing Grade Robert Reich: The Only Way Left to Beat GOP Fanatics: Call Their Bluff and Go Over the Fabricated "Cliff" Ronnie...
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Re: Marion Barry apologizes for anti-Asian remarks

EbonyRose ·
Oops!! You know ... as people get older, they just tend to just spit out what they're thinking off the top of their heads at the moment!! Marion's telling it like it is. But also, he needs to stress how important it is that there be Black business owners ready to take their place. It's not just about buying a shop and opening up the door. You have to have the business skills to be able to make it successful.
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Re: Marion Barry apologizes for anti-Asian remarks

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: Oops!! You know ... as people get older, they just tend to just spit out what they're thinking off the top of their heads at the moment!! Marion's telling it like it is. But also, he needs to stress how important it is that there be Black business owners ready to take their place. It's not just about buying a shop and opening up the door. You have to have the business skills to be able to make it successful. I don't have a problem with what he said. Why do...
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Re: Marion Barry apologizes for anti-Asian remarks

Xeon ·
“We are tired of sub-standard treatment, tired of being kept [at] arms length distance, tired of the lack of community engagement.” Hmmmmm…well….actually, I agree with him. Unfortunately, Asians believe Negroes are lazy, inept, lack the necessary intellectual skills to compete and have no family structure that is standard for other races and ethnicities. But whose fault is this? Whether you agree with it or not – perception is reality to most people. Since American Negroes openly and...
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Marion Barry apologizes for anti-Asian remarks

sunnubian ·
Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 04/05/2012 UPDATE: Marion Barry apologizes for anti-Asian remarks By Mike DeBonis Marion S. Barry, Jr. @ marionbarryjr I admit, I could and should have said it differently. But the facts are still very present in our daily lives here. 5 Apr 12 Reply Retweet Favorite UPDATE, 4:40 P.M: Faced with a torrent of criticism from his colleagues and other city residents, Marion Barry apologized Thursday afternoon for his Election Day suggestion that Asian business owners in his...
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The Heidelberg Project: Detroit is worth saving

sunnubian ·
Most of us decorate our front porches and yards only for Halloween, the fall harvest season and Christmas. But these homes in Detroit are decked out 365 days a year, thanks to the efforts of Tyree Guyton, artist and founder of The Heidelberg Project . Instead of being demolished, these mostly abandoned homes in Detroit's oldest African American community are serving a powerful purpose as large canvases for eclectic, eye-catching art — and saving a community. "Detroit is worth saving. It's a...
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The Black Community is Gradually Being Erased and Black People Are Being Turned Into Nomads and Cultural Refugees

sunnubian ·
The Black Community is Gradually Being Erased and Black People Are Being Turned Into Nomads and Cultural Refugees June 10, 2015 | Posted by Jasmine Nelson Mural in Leimert Park Village, Los Angeles The Black community has been so quiet in its response to the need to get out and fight for the late Billy Higgin’s “World Stage” being declared a historic landmark and Leimert Park Village being preserved and maintained as a center of Black cultural art, it seems necessary to reiterate the need to...
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Re: 7-year-old forced to leave elementary school over dreadlocks

sunnubian ·
Why the parents chose to remove their child instead of suing the hell out of this school, I do not know. Black people that are still suffering from "Stockholm Syndrome"and plantation-induced Self-Hatred should be nowhere near Black children. And, for a Black person to be stupid enough to call Black people's natural hair a "trend", well, in my opinion that person is not intelligent enough to be trying to teach my child [or anyone else's] anything.
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Re: 7-year-old forced to leave elementary school over dreadlocks

Kocolicious ·
What in the FOCK is wrong with people? They have just ruined this child self-esteem. This is why I say the WRONG folks are teaching our kids. Really? In the day and age? Not only is dreadlocks acceptable in black culture it should be EMBRACED. But! I got it. See? Acadamia folks talk allllllll this shit about the "character" of person an individual is...especially young students....but! That same old stereotype keep raising its UGLY head. It is how folks are taught that doesn't allow...
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Re: 7-year-old forced to leave elementary school over dreadlocks

RadioRaheem ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Why the parents chose to remove their child instead of suing the hell out of this school, I do not know. Black people that are still suffering from "Stockholm Syndrome"and plantation-induced Self-Hatred should be nowhere near Black children. And, for a Black person to be stupid enough to call Black people natural hair a "trend", well, in my opinion that person is not intelligent enough to be trying to teach my child [or anyone else's] anything. + I...
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The Internet Society is now accepting applications for its Community Grants Programme

sunnubian ·
Dear colleagues, The Internet Society is now accepting applications for its Community Grants Programme. The application cycle will be open until midnight Pacific time on 10 September 2012 (aka 0700 UTC on 11 September). Grant notifications will be made in the beginning of November 2012. ABOUT THE PROGRAMME To learn more about the programme please visit our website at: [English] http://www.internetsociety.org/communitygrants [French] www.internetsociety.org/fr/subventionsàlacommunautÉ...
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7-year-old forced to leave elementary school over dreadlocks

sunnubian ·
7-year-old forced to leave elementary school over dreadlocks by Kunbi Tinuoye | September 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM Comments Share on email Print <noscript>lt;img width="650" height="366" src="http://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/dreadlocks-girl-16x9.jpg?w=650" class="attachment-single wp-post-image" alt="Tiana Parker (courtesy of Fox 23.com)" /gt;</noscript> Tiana Parker (courtesy of Fox 23.com) Related Posts Tulsa residents want death penalty in shootings Are dreadlocks...
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National Black Political Agenda for Self-Determination (19 Points)

sunnubian ·
National Black Political Agenda for Self-Determination (19 Points) DECLARATION A critical moment in our history is upon us. In addition to the traditional centuries-long destitution and political repression that has characterized our existence and distorted virtually all our intra-communal relationships within the U.S., there is now an escalation of police and other white violence directed at our people that demands a coherent response. The entire world is in a state of turmoil. The vast...
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SOMETHING ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS CAN UNIFY AROUND: DONATE TO CAMPAIGNS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN PREDOMINATELY BLACK CITIES LIKE DETROIT

sunnubian ·
Bio Garlin Gilchrist II's passion for advocacy, technology and policy guide his actions as a professional and a public servant. Connecting technology, new media, and grassroots organizing is the cornerstone of Mr. Gilchrist's work. Garlin is the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. My job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. I currently live in Detroit, my hometown, with my...
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Re: Snoop/Snoop Lion and "Rasta"

Cholly ·
Snoop Dogg (I refuse to call him "Snoop Lion") is doing what all rappers are trying to do; desperate to salvage their dwindling careers that has all been been lost since rap and hip hop is now basically irrelevant to their now "married with children and responsibilities". near or nearing middle aged fans (especially the White fans who as a majority are no longer interested in or buy "gangsta" rap music) and the White music corporations who made their billions off them with fat bank accounts...
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Re: Snoop/Snoop Lion and "Rasta"

Kocolicious ·
I agree brotha Cholly Ain't nothing like an old thug going through a mid-thug crisis. To me he's STILL pitiful. But!
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Re: Snoop/Snoop Lion and "Rasta"

RadioRaheem ·
I guess he is trying to re-re invent himself...i cant be mad at that brother!
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Re: Snoop/Snoop Lion and "Rasta"

EbonyRose ·
I mighta been able to think he mighta been tryin' to be serious ... if he hadn't instantaneously developed the heavy Jamaican accent (to make his first record) so immediately after his 'transition'!!
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Re: Kansas moves to Stop Broadband Internet to residents

Kocolicious ·
Yall know why this is happening....right? Just like in the middle east-they don't their people finding out the TRUTH about things their country is not talking about. They wanna keep the people DUMB. And it seems Kansas is doing the same thang. Cuz why? Information is power. But!
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Re: THE WAR ON SCHOOLS IN BLACK COMMUNITIES and BLACK TEACHERS

skuderjaymes ·
That real war on black schools and teachers was originally entitled, "The Civil Rights Act of 1964.".. and according to legend.. because of it.. we "overcame". regarding closing schools.. Teachers unions are about teachers.. not kids. This is about their jobs.. not these kids futures. If you want to see something telling, ask those teachers to allow their job performance to be evaluated on the basis of the success of their students.. that'll show whats really what. Then you'll hear about how...
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Re: One of the Los Angeles Police Officers Who Murdered Ezell Ford Has a History of Terrorizing Communities

GoodMan ·
All u gotta do is watch the TV show The Shield to know how LAPD gets down.
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Re: One of the Los Angeles Police Officers Who Murdered Ezell Ford Has a History of Terrorizing Communities

NSpirit ·
I like the use of the term EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS. It packs a punch. Cops are indeed acting outside the law as Judge Jury and executioner...even when no crime has been committed!
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Re: One of the Los Angeles Police Officers Who Murdered Ezell Ford Has a History of Terrorizing Communities

Norland ·
I wonder if Sharlton K. Wampler was in attendance when the LAPD did that Dorner Fricassee, house and all, on the national news when they came to the conclusion to fryaNegro live with some gun activity, all ending in about 15 minutes. Looked like one of those California wildfires mini-version. Christopher was shot, executed and cremated all at the same damn time. He worked for the LAPD. There are no words. The LAPD said he killed; they killed him. African hate by Whiteman; nothin' like it!!!
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Re: One of the Los Angeles Police Officers Who Murdered Ezell Ford Has a History of Terrorizing Communities

RadioRaheem ·
my prediction ...nothing will happen to the police involved in this, or any other related case. if you want to kill someone, join the military if you want to kill someone locally, join the police force in either case, you'll be rewarded for your actions!!!
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Re: One of the Los Angeles Police Officers Who Murdered Ezell Ford Has a History of Terrorizing Communities

RadioRaheem ·
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Re: One of the Los Angeles Police Officers Who Murdered Ezell Ford Has a History of Terrorizing Communities

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: http://www.change.org/p/us-att...issions_dialog_false Signed it.
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Re: The Black Community is Gradually Being Erased and Black People Are Being Turned Into Nomads and Cultural Refugees

Momentum ·
Sunnubian, your topic is so timely I thought about this TYT report how the NYPD are picking on, ticketing and arresting blacks on minor infractions to meet their quotas and while completely ignoring white people. Of course this is happening across the country. Please watch this , is a damn shame news like this can barely be found.
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Re: The Black Community is Gradually Being Erased and Black People Are Being Turned Into Nomads and Cultural Refugees

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Momentum: Sunnubian, your topic is so timely I thought about this TYT report how the NYPD are picking on, ticketing and arresting blacks on minor infractions to meet their quotas and while completely ignoring white people. Of course this is happening across the country. Please watch this , is a damn shame news like this can barely be found. And even more here:
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Re: The Black Community is Gradually Being Erased and Black People Are Being Turned Into Nomads and Cultural Refugees

Norland ·
Men, when you sit down, close your legs. No more "manspreading". If a woman was "womanspreading"; kinda nasty, I guess. If the fellas have their legs all spread across the seat, someone might get a glance of their lumpety dumpeties outline, if they're so lucky to have one. Keep dem legs closed. What's good for the women is good for the men. What's good for the goose, is good for the gander.
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Re: PayPal to Cut Services From Hate Sites

DennisKalita ·
STAND FIRM!
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Re: PayPal to Cut Services From Hate Sites

Kocolicious ·
Hal. Lay. Lu. Yer! Next.... But!
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Re: FCC Issues Order to Lower Prison Phone Rates

Yemaya ·
The issue is people being incarcerated unjustly WHY do we care how much they are paying for phone calls?? Damn I couldn't care less! Free the unjustly convicted!
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Re: FCC Issues Order to Lower Prison Phone Rates

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: The issue is people being incarcerated unjustly WHY do we care how much they are paying for phone calls?? Damn I couldn't care less! Free the unjustly convicted! I understand your point Yemaya, however, what you may not be considering is the fact that people cannot assist in their own defense or be properly defended from behind bars, especially when they cannot afford to make the appropriate phone calls or the number of phone calls needed to be made. But, even...
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Re: FCC Issues Order to Lower Prison Phone Rates

DennisKalita ·
Whaaaat?! YES, cut the phone rates! Suffering is an Industry. Profits made from this + killing other people’s children in wars + the lucrative black male prison industry ruin the nation.
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Re: FCC Issues Order to Lower Prison Phone Rates

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: The issue is people being incarcerated unjustly WHY do we care how much they are paying for phone calls?? Damn I couldn't care less! Free the unjustly convicted! Even if someone is justly incarcerated why is that an excuse to rip off the families to talk to them? Xum
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FCC Issues Order to Lower Prison Phone Rates

sunnubian ·
FCC Issues Order to Lower Prison Phone Rates A telephone and a toilet are shown in the holding cell area where arrestees are allowed their phone call at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff Substation May 10, 2005 in Orcutt, California. (Photo by Aaron Lambert-Pool/Getty Images) Infographic: Hatty Lee by Jamilah King , Friday, August 9 2013, 12:11 PM EST 2K Comments Tags: infographic The Federal Communications Commission issued an order on Friday to lower the cost of prison phone rates. It’s an...
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Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors

sunnubian ·
 Black Kos, Week In ReviewbyBlack KosFollow forBlack Kos community                          Email    77...
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David Banner’s 4 Money Management Lessons for Black America

sunnubian ·
David Banner’s 4 The rapper/actor shares his perspective on the Black community's misuse of its spending power by David Banner Posted: October 14, 2011 The proper management of money has proven to be a difficult task for many in the Black community. According to recent data by the Pew Research Center , the typical Black household has about $5,600 in wealth (assets minus debts) compared to the typical White household, which has about $113,000 in wealth. This 20-to-1 wealth-gap is even more...
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Ghanaian Company Invests $9M in Failing Black Chicago Bank, Urges Africans and African-Americans to Help One Another

sunnubian ·
Ghanaian Company Invests $9M in Failing Black Chicago Bank, Urges Africans and African-Americans to Help One Another June 29, 2016 | Posted by Tanasia Kenney Tagged With: black-owned banks , Ghana Invests in Failing Chicago Bank , Groupe Nduom of Ghana , ISF Bank Chicago Illinois Groupe Ndoum of Ghana recently acquired a Black-owned Illinois bank. Photo courtesy of GroupeNduom.com A Ghanaian firm stepped in right on time as a Black-owned Bronzeville bank was on the verge of collapsing.
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FYI

sunnubian ·
Week ending Friday December 16, 2011 Readers' Choice / Most Read Views... John R. MacArthur: President Obama Richly Deserves to Be Dumped Ralph Nader: Congressional Tyranny, White House Surrender Robert Fisk: Bankers are the Dictators of the West Robert Reich: The Remarkable Political Stupidity of the Street Sam Pizzigati: Presenting America’s Ten Greediest of 2011 Diane Ravitch: A Nation's Education Left Behind David Morris: Occupy Economics Departments John Atcheson: The Walmartization of...
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Kansas moves to Stop Broadband Internet to residents

sunnubian ·
THU JAN 30, 2014 AT 05:46 PM PST by tmservo433 Follow The State of Kansas could often be said to be one of those places where torturing your residents just makes sense. While the work against women, children, the disabled, schools and others continues, the state of Kansas Legislatures took on a new target: Stop Google Fiber. And not just google fiber, make sure that cities cannot invest in any broadband network technologies. http://www.muninetworks.org/... Except with regard to unserved...
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