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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Of course I expect MBM to follow up with a reply to the effect that "I am right" that Black people are savages or thugs or something foolish such as this. To the people of Washington DC who have defended Marion Barry, seeing him as a victim of a conspiracy by Whites who don't want him in power, working on behalf of the poor in DC this must be tantamount to Rosa Parks getting robbed in her home despite asking the thug "Do you know who I am" and he not caring . Things are NOT going to change...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious....when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here......... My dad's barbershop ...byLarry Elder and personal responsibility -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 29, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following column...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Noah The African ·
So...will things change as a result of your strategy....which is: 1) Blame everything on black liberals 2) Ignore incidents of police brutality and racism against blacks 3) Lobbying to increase the number of blacks who don't vote democratic. 4) Ignoring that the present is the summation and creation of the past. 5) being an UNCLE TOM or a white man pretending to be black how does that strategy HELP?
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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: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
"I wonder how many Black people really give a schit about how they are LOOKED at ..." by Kevin41 "I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious .... when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters ....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here........." by Kevin41 ************************** ".....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... ..... the...
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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
Thx folobatuyi and HonestBrother. LOL--I have a revision: AITKEN, LAUREL/78 -- JAMAICAN SINGER BENNETT-SATTLER, JUDITH/54 -- ABUSE AGENCY LEADER BAIRD, HARRY/74 -- BRITISH ACTOR BAUGH, CECIL/96 -- JAMAICAN POTTER BENSON, RENALDO "OBIE"/69 -- MEMBER OF THE FOUR TOPS GROUP BENTLEY, LAMONT/31 -- ACTOR BERESFORD, RANDOLPH/91 -- BRITISH MAYOR OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM BROWN JR., OSCAR/78 -- SINGER/SONWRITER/ACTOR/PLAYWRIGHT CAMPBELL, LITTLE MILTON/70 -- BLUES ARTIST CARGILLE, PETER/41 -- JAMAICAN...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Nikcara ·
I am a Christian, I am heterosexual, I think gays should be allowed to marry, I think women have the right of choice and affirmative action is desparately needed because children are still being left behind. Law in the USA is not about morality it is about power and money. It was law that enslaved my ancestors using the Christian Bible, it was law that separated the races under Jim Crow using the Christian Bible , it was law that cause the police to sick dogs on citizens because they were...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Michael ·
....but Oh well, condemn Reverend Daniels for his actions, actions that have not harmed a hair on any Black persons head, while no good sleazy Reverend Jesse Jackson , Reverend Henry Lyons, and so many others, receive a free pass to steal from the Black community while the Black community remains in silence! ..... the KKK are least of the average Black man and woman's worries on the street. These individuals did not meet their maker as a result of any KKK activity, but rather the wrong...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
So much for Affirmative Action, and like minded progressives and any benefit they bring to the Black community. There are definitely more pressing issues and concerns, based on credibility and not the fiction, and fallacies of any Kevin41, Empty Purnata, etc., etc..... ...such activity would not be considered B.S. by those victimized by this activity. More likely those who make excuses for our own inept Black elected leadership, those who change the subject matter to compare the senseless...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My take on Part One:...in bold When elementary school teacher Patti Hairston picked up Monday's edition of the St. Petersburg Times, she braced herself. "I knew there would be negative things said about black women by black men," she said. very interesting, esp. since the writer of the original article was merely seeking the 'other side' of the Essence article. Lori Chung, 28, associate TV news producer, single, Brooklyn Personally, I don't feel the love from black men to black women and...
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Re: What 'white' muso's get you groovin'?

Black Viking ·
I'm not a big fan of Los Lonely Boys. But you mentioned some bands earlier that I love and forgot to mention. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink 182, Linkin Park. I like that new song that just came out by Fallout Boys, but the jury is still out on them.
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

FireFly ·
Nice pics. Did you throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and make a wish? yeah the smart cars are cute... there are lots here... most are used as advertising gimmicks but they sure are easy to park. I'd love to see a truck version of one... cute.
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Black Viking ·
Sure, get back to me whenever. Beaches are easy. The North Shore is beautiful and worth seeing, but the turbulent waters are better suited for surfing than swimming. I wouldn't suggest swimming on the North Shore, it's dangerous. If you're into sunsets, the best place to watch is Makakilo Beach. For swimming I prefer Magic Island. It's a cove (not actually a separate island despite the name) in Ala Moana Beach Park. There is a large rock wall that acts as a wave break and makes swimming...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
Frenchy, for one there is nothing particularly "Southern" about trailer parks, coal mines and incest. I'm from the rural Midwest and those "stereotypes" fit. And, no, I've said nothing about you posting side-by-side with the Klan. So, now, I guess I should say I'm firmly against your ridiculous outrage calling the "stereotype" Southern when it applicable in place in and beyond the South. BULLSHIT!!! And it's even more BS considering how your assumption about the said "stereotype" is...
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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: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
A comrade remembers Griffin's fight for equality By ROB BORSELLINO REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published on 2/10/2000 Word came down Tuesday that Edna Griffin was dead, and that got John Bibbs thinking. His mind wandered back to the summer of '48. He was 22, four years out of Tech High School and just back from the Navy, an experience he remembers as highly racist. "I was called nigger and everything else. I got five days in the brig for speaking up about that." Back in Des Moines, Bibbs...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin, 1909-2000 'It was not hard for me to stand up' By DANA BOONE REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published on 2/9/2000 Edna Griffin, an Iowa civil-rights pioneer, died Tuesday morning at the Ramsey Home in Des Moines. Griffin, 90, is best known for her fight in 1948 against Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines, which refused to serve blacks at its lunch counter. Griffin staged sit-ins, picketed in front of the store and filed charges against the store's owner, Maurice Katz. He...
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Re: The Importance of Looks Test

Khalliqa ·
The Preferrer You are 70% non-critical of a guy's and/or woman's appearance. You may prefer that a person dress a certain way or really want a great feature or two on them, but sometimes that can be all it takes for you to drop your jaw at the way someone looks. Take lead singer of Evanescence Amy Lee for example. She has some modest curves and a semi goth thing going on. For those of you into men, perhaps lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, has a bit of the bad boy image you've...
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Re: The Importance of Looks Test

kresge ·
The Preferrer You are 67% non-critical of a guy's and/or woman's appearance. You may prefer that a person dress a certain way or really want a great feature or two on them, but sometimes that can be all it takes for you to drop your jaw at the way someone looks. Take lead singer of Evanescence Amy Lee for example. She has some modest curves and a semi goth thing going on. For those of you into men, perhaps lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, has a bit of the bad boy image you've...
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Re: Why Isn't There a White History Month?

ricardomath ·
I was gonna wait 'till the end of the month before reposting this, but what the hell... Back by popular demand... White History Year Resumes WASHINGTON, DC"”With Black History Month over, U.S. citizens are putting aside thoughts of Harriet Tubman and George Washington Carver to resume the traditional observation of White History Year. Above: A stamp honoring European-American aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh is unveiled as part of White History Year celebrations. White History Year, which...
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Re: Kid Games

HonestBrother ·
I can pretty much relate to your list here...But I also played chess, checkers, and backgammon... I discovered that I could beat anyone ( available to me at the time) in chess... In fact, after awhile no one would play with me anymore
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Re: Soul Singer Isaac Hayes Quits 'South Park'

ma'am ·
That's what ran through my head when I first heard the news.
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Re: Soul Singer Isaac Hayes Quits 'South Park'

HonestBrother ·
Actually I always enjoyed the show ridiculing religion - IMHO, it's religious irreverence is the one redeeming quality of this show... What I couldn't understand was how Isaac Hayes (great musician that he is) could tolerate playing the show's only regular black character - one that I always saw as somewhat buffoonish. One episode that bothered me in particular had this character drooling over the lily white Cathy Lee Gifford - it just seemed so stereotypical the way this scenario was...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Black Viking ·
Linkin Park - "Breaking the Habit"
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Rowe ·
Awesome! Her album Comfort Woman is really nice too. The only album that I would not recommend getting (unless you're a die-hard Meshell Ndegeocello fan), is Bitter. There are few decent tracks on this album, but many of the songs are really slow. Songs like "Fool of Me" and "Bitter" are mainly about having your heart broken. But she comes back HARD with Comfort Woman and Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidels. Now, Meshell is back to doing the music that we all love. Visit the following website...
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Noah The African ·
I don't think that us "ex Detroiters" , myself included, should be looking back on "the D" feeling sorry for its decline and commenting about its decline when OUR ABSENSE only contributes to that fact. As far as I am concerned, as an EX Detroiter by choice, I am not qualified to complain about the situation of current Detroit when I could be making a difference there. That having been said, the answer to your question lies in why are we "EX" Detroiters if we love the city so much? Obviously...
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

UppityNegress ·
Sorry, but I just can't believe that. Perhaps this is true in general, but in my life, what I have witnessed is capable legal citizens (mostly Black) being denied jobs they were more than qualified for in favor of giving them to illegals. Granted, these jobs were low skilled services or trades, but they were ways for legal Black citizens to make money and feed and clothe their families. In fact, it once happened to me. When I was younger, I used to apply for summer jobs at places like Home...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

Nikcara ·
This is way to easy, I can't believe you fell for it. The National Bar Association is the Leading Black Bar in this country, most state Black Bars are affiliate members. The National Brotherhood of Skiers is the largest ski club in the country, and it is all Black, 20,000 members strong, and yes I said the largest in the USA even white ski clubs do not get this big. I partisipate as a Mock trial coach at a Newark High School, last year I was a coach at a Jersey City High School as well. The...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

xxGAMBITxx ·
Nuff respect due.
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
Sorry, for the misunderstanding. I didn't give any facts you say?! How about the following verifiable "Facts": 1.The oldest political party in the USA is the Democratic Party 1792. 2.The Republican Party was founded in Michigan in 1854 by abolitionists. 3.They have an elected former Klu Klan Klansman as a Democrat Senator from W.Virginia....was a member of the Klan until he was 40 years old. 4.Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, The Black Congressional Caucus, Tom Joyner and his...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

ricardomath ·
Well, we do have "minutemen" on the border...it's only a matter of time... And then there's this...
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

Fine ·
Race a Focal Point in Duke Scandal By ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer Sun Apr 16, 2:13 AM ET http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060416/ap_on_re_us/duke_lacrosse_race DURHAM, N.C. - Mayor Bill Bell is black. So are Police Chief Steven W. Chalmers, City Manager Patrick Baker and a majority of the city council. Durham's population is almost as black as it is white. So why is it that some blacks like Preston Bizzell, a 61-year-old Air Force veteran who said he's never experienced racism in his 30...
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Re: We Have to Care About the Two

Fine ·
Missing Milwaukee Boys Found Dead in Lagoon From Times Wire Reports April 16, 2006 The bodies of two Milwaukee boys missing for almost a month have been recovered from a park lagoon near where they disappeared. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-br...n&ctrack=1&cset=true Purvis Virginia Parker, 11, and Quadrevion Henning, 12, were last seen March 19 when they asked Quadrevion's grandfather if they could play basketball at the nearby park. Police said the boys...
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Re: Who is the BEST African American Actor?

nayo ·
from wikipedia.com Ira Aldridge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Ira Aldridge as Mungo in The Padlock, 1820s or 1830sIra Frederick Aldridge (1807–1867) was an American stage actor. He was born in New York City to Reverend Daniel and Luranah Aldridge on July 24, 1807. Aldridge attended the African Free School in New York City. His early "education" in theater included viewing plays from the high balcony of the Park Theatre, New York's leading theater of the...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Fabulous ·
Excuse me, folks, but I recall reading about the Jack & Jill organization in a book called "The Color Complex" a while back. On page 25 of this book, it says the following: {snip} To this day exclusive Black social clubs like Jack & Jill and Links have a significant majority of light-skinned members. Many churches, schools, sororities, fraternities, businesses, and even neighborhoods are also reputed to be partial to light-skinned Blacks. Virtually every major urban center across the...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Shango67 ·
Just some questions Why are wealthy Blacks called upon to "give back to the community?" a) Many of them would argue that the community never gave them a damn thing and b) there is no community to serve. Where are the origins of this type of obligation? It seems to me that giving to the Black community is a behavior that should be done regardless of economic status. Moreover, I would prefer to live, work, and play in a community of committed Black folks than to be a part of one where a negro...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

xxGAMBITxx ·
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

LibDem ·
Fine, so let's keep it real. Maybe wealthier blacks wouldn't move out if poorer blacks didn't tear shit up, wouldn't break into your crib, didn't do drugs on the corner, and didn't destroy their schools. When poor black folks show some commitment to their neighborhoods maybe wealthier blacks would feel more able to contribute and stay.
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Re: The Importance of Looks Test

Fabulous ·
The Preferrer You are 70% non-critical of a guy's and/or woman's appearance. You may prefer that a person dress a certain way or really want a great feature or two on them, but sometimes that can be all it takes for you to drop your jaw at the way someone looks. Take lead singer of Evanescence Amy Lee for example. She has some modest curves and a semi goth thing going on. For those of you into men, perhaps lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, has a bit of the bad boy image you've...
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Re: The Importance of Looks Test

Solitude0309 ·
The Preferrer You are 54% non-critical of a guy's and/or woman's appearance. You may prefer that a person dress a certain way or really want a great feature or two on them, but sometimes that can be all it takes for you to drop your jaw at the way someone looks. Take lead singer of Evanescence Amy Lee for example. She has some modest curves and a semi goth thing going on. For those of you into men, perhaps lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, has a bit of the bad boy image you've...
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Re: The Importance of Looks Test

msprettygirl ·
The Preferrer You are 71% non-critical of a guy's and/or woman's appearance. You may prefer that a person dress a certain way or really want a great feature or two on them, but sometimes that can be all it takes for you to drop your jaw at the way someone looks. Take lead singer of Evanescence Amy Lee for example. She has some modest curves and a semi goth thing going on. For those of you into men, perhaps lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, has a bit of the bad boy image you've...
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Re: The Importance of Looks Test

Kai ·
There are a few things physically which will catch my eye...but at the core, the most attractive and beautiful feature of a woman is her mind. Not just intelligence, but also how she sees herself as a woman...The more she embraces being a woman, the more beautiful she will become to me. Kai
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Re: 20 Questions with AudioGuy

Khalliqa ·
I agree.... You say your pride is your people, what have you been doing for your people lately??? are you involved in any community based projects, for instance... I'm leaving this up..... because I mean it... seriously... I have three children... I'm approached by men a lot.... but.... true humor and openness in a man is not that easy to find... please.. I'm not trying to flirt... I just like to point out good qualities when I see them... and I mean this sincerely.... I could see children...
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Re: 20 Questions with AudioGuy

AudioGuy ·
I have not done much lately... I have been training some younger cats who want to get into the industry... Nothing community based though... Children do love me...I just don't have any of my own... You make it seem as though you had a choice... HA! At least he did not leave his "legacy" on a dress... He left it on videotape... like a civilized man would... I could speak volumes about this... but for now I refer you here , here and here ... The athletic teams were nicknamed "the Flyers"...
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Re: 9/11 - The Anniversary, The Legacy

Afroman ·
Inequality Before and After 9/11 by Paul Street I'll always remember the day I tried to engage in that silly exercise called "speaking truth to power." It was early December of 2001. My topic was American policymakers' decision to place nearly a million black people behind bars and to mark more than one in three black males with a felony record. As a member of a Chicago-based council of advisers working to help ex-offenders "reintegrate" into the "free world," I was invited to a pleasant...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

blaqfist ·
Soul Doc. that was an outstanding letter, I have printed it and will pass it around. I would like to add you to my e-mail list. We need to hook up. You can e-mail me at blaqfist@blackplanet.com. I applaud the success that Robert L. Johnson, has had financially. Guy starts a business off with a 500K loan and in less then 25 years sells the company for 3 Billion. That aint bad in anybodies book. But I do have some complaints about BET that transcends making money. I find that even BET's musiq...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

ThaWatcher ·
Are we getting older?....yes Are we getting wiser?...yes I'm not trying to spoil anyone's fun by saying that BET is garbage and it shouldn't be on the air. I've seen what the results of living the lifestyle that BET promotes, and it's not as sweet as it looks on TV. BET lacks originality (106&Park is the "black" TRL, How I'm living is the "black" CRIBS, Turnstyle is the black "Diary" etc) and creativity and it's sooooo repetitive (If they show Prison Song one more time )....Gospel music...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Vox ·
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030921/ap_on_el_pr/campaign_2004_poll_4 Clark Among Democrat Leaders, Poll Shows Sun Sep 21, 8:51 AM ET WASHINGTON - Retired Gen. Wesley Clark already appears to be competitive in a new national poll released just days after he became the 10th Democratic presidential candidate. Clark was among the leaders of the Democratic candidates in the Newsweek Poll released Saturday, and was not far behind President Bush (news - web sites) in a...
 
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