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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/01/25/nigeria.hostages.reut/index.html WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Villagers fled Nigeria's lawless delta on Wednesday amid fears of military reprisals after a wave of attacks on foreign oil companies by ethnic Ijaw militia. The army deployed more troops to key installations and oil companies tightened security around their offices a day after heavily armed men stormed the headquarters of Italian oil firm Agip, robbing a bank on the premises and killing...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

HonestBrother ·
About 200,000 black troops served in the Union forces during the Civil War. Encouraged by such abolitionists as Frederick Douglass to enlist, blacks composed about 12 percent of all Union soldiers. More than 38,000 died of wounds, disease, or sometimes execution when they were captured by Confederates. Twenty-three won the Medal of Honor for heroism. Although the men were forced to serve in segregated units, discriminated against in pay, assignments, and rank, the black troops were an...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Yemaya ·
Great post Noah! We don't allow ourselves to see other black people as being "black like us" and vice versa. Often times the majority of our people are suffering from the sames types of issues and don't even know it because there is a certain amount of disconnect. Some of the disconnect is external and some is internal. If we overcome the internal disconnect, we can definitely overcome the external disconnects.
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

Nmaginate ·
Well, I just up the STICKER SHOCK ante. Horowitz & Co. want to attach value to the lives of those soldiers who, in his estimation, fought against Slavery... value for the lives lost in an effort to eradicate Slavery... Well, let's count every Black soldier and every enslaved or "free" African/African-American who lost their lives during Slavery. We can even set up a calculus to estimate those who resisted Slavery, actively, openly or passively. Now, let me see the Calculators!! Let's...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

Black Viking ·
Christ, where do I start... Horsesh*t. There were two major contributing factors to the end of slavery and neither one had anything to do with the good graces of the slave holders. First, at the end of the 100 years war between England and France, both nations abolished slavery as a part of the treaty. They did this, presumably, because the economic advantage of slavery would have undone their stalemate if only one of them had it. But it became threatening for America to be the only Atlantic...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Lord please help this Kneegrow. First - I support the Palestinean's RIGHT TO SELF DETERMINATION. Hamas, just like the Sunni's in Iraq have been told to engage in the poltical process rather than violent actions to get their way. Some people played this election victory as a "loss" for the USA and Israel. This couldn't be further from the truth. Second - the media did a report on a Hamas lady who was elected though she had no previous political experience. She sent 3 of her 5 sons to their...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

James Wesley Chester ·
I think that Lincoln gets way to much credit for this. He wrote in a letter, just before the beginning of the Civil War, that his "greatest concern is to save the Union. If I believed that preserving slavery would accomplish that goal, I would do so." The only thing Lincoln deserves credit for is being far sighted enough to realize that if slavery wasn't abolished, the slaves themselves were going to tear his beloved Union down around his ears.---Black Viking I really appreciat your post. I...
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Re: UBUNTU

Nmaginate ·
I think the pre-Civil Rights act idea makes a solid case. There is plenty of LIVING SURVIVORS and plenty of WELL DOCUMENTED internment-like practices that composed that bulk of American History, to say the least. I could say more, I guess, but, since you introduced the term UBUNTU via the Reparations group, I'd like to know what type of lessons from South Africa and its Truth & Reconciliation Commission or other precepts do you think we can draw on. Also, with respect to UBUNTU ,...
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Re: Expanding on MBMs Inquiry ...

TruEssence ·
Nelson Mandela- Incredible man who did so much for South Africa. Imprisoned for many years because he fought against apartheid and still was able to stay strong in the fight for his people and became President.
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I actually "stole it" from another chat board. A particular member was making use of it as Noah the African could tell you. I first saw the picture and was touched by the POWER and the SYMBOLISM of it. It is a picture of (I assume) an innocent African child who is hungry and unprotected. The vulture in the background doesn't care about his race, global politics or any violation of the human rights of this child. To the hungry vulture this HUMAN is nothing but a PIECE OF MEAT that might fill...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Vox ·
That picture was huge back in the day, during one of the big famines in east Africa back in he 80s or early 90s, either in the Sudan or Somalia, but not in Ethiopia. The story behind the photo is more tragic: this little girl , CF (shows how much of a damn YOU give!) was heading toward relief when she gave out. I don't remember whether the photographer helped her or not (my bet is not), or what happened to her parents. But it was a photo that generated a lot of response back then... for some...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

qty226 ·
Vox, thanks for the background concerning this picture, it really touched me. I do agree with you, anyone that uses this photo to make a political statement,etc. takes the focus or interest away from HER...........and no matter what, its wrong. CF, youre a grown man, you really should know better. We all care for everyone suffering.......everyones life, no matter whom, is precious. Lost of life, is never easy for anyone, anywhere. I really dont read your posts/threads, because im not really...
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

FireFly ·
I don't buy women's magazines anymore, but I was flicking through the Australian edition of marie claire at work and noticed, among other women's pics, a picture of Alek Wek in a feature called "Women of the World ... what has changed?" So I thought ok, what does she, or an african woman have to say? I flicked through the pages to see a Bio pic of a woman (supposedly) representing each 'world region' and a brief comment. Not seeing any black faces, disappointed, I realised the only entry for...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Empty Purnata ·
Anyone remember CON-Feed's last avatar? It was of some random idiots standing with picket signs that read "Thank God for dead soldiers" and "America is doomed" and other crap. I wager that he was trying to say that those people represent the views of anyone who is not a Conservative or not a Bush/war-supporter.
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

Frenchy ·
That behavior/mindset extends world-wide. Anna Wintour says straight out that she won't even hire women who aren't pin thin to work in any of her offices because she doesn't want that look associated with Vogue. Karl Lagerfeld was highly pissed that H&M decided to make his stuff in plus sizes because he only "makes clothing for slender women." Europe is the number one champion of Euro beauty. And everyone else follows suit. I don't know if I can really appreciate what Suzy Brokensha has...
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: Executives' Pensions Are the Deal of a Lifetime

Kweli4Real ·
In another thread, CF cited to spouse abuse in Africa and eluded to oppression in some Arab states. He then asked for the Capitalistic equivalent. Well, CF, here ya go:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

HonestBrother ·
Interesting that they come here. I just read that a new Zogby poll found 100% of African Americans opposed to the war in Iraq. Anyway, I think Bush ought to be impeached. Tried and found guilty for treason. Then publicly executed. A fitting end for an aspiring dictator. The man is a disgrace.
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Re: Al-Zawahri Mocks Bush Over Terrorism War

Black Viking ·
He'll do what he's always done, with exactly the same results. If there was anything I could do to keep him from botching this thing any further I would. He should be impeached and put on trial for treason. Lucky for him I'm not in charge. Typical terrorist. Offer conditional truce but fail to specify the conditions. Official U.S. policy is that we don't negotiate with terrorists. The reality is that we don't negotiate with anyone . Why does Al-Qaida even bother with this nonesense? Please...
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Re: Zionism

James Wesley Chester ·
You know, when viewed in a vacuum, you think of vacant land. But, the land was not vacant. There were a lot of Canaanites living in Canann. Diop reports that there was a person named Canaan who was the son of a pharoah, and to whom this place, this land, was given. It was probably occupied, and conquered land. I don't argue with God. But whether you get kicked out, or left of your own volition, you are gone. Possession still rules. So what does that say about the Palistinians? With or...
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Re: father claims rights denied

xxGAMBITxx ·
Nicara is right on. I fought. I mean I fought hard. Anything thing I could get on my ex wife I did. I had documented everything and anything. I went to court like I was ready for war. And I won. The ex could'nt even put up a fight. When we split I left with the money and a game plan and I executed it; and this is in Ohio where a man has damn near zero chance of getting custody unless he shows he is determined and sincere. Men better start returning to the "hunter" mentallity we're known for...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
The State of the Union is bleak, and our future without change does not look much better. We are witnessing crisis in terms of our constitutional democratic republic that is presently going unchallenged. We suffer a Machiavellian administration that believes that we are a nation of men; rather than a nation of laws. An administration whose mission is not to protect the Constitution; but rather, to enrich its friends and punish its detractors. An administration that would dishonor the deaths...
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
From Monsters and Critics.com Africa News Mali farmers don`t want GM crops By UPI Jan 31, 2006, 19:00 GMT SIKASSO, Mali (UPI) -- Mali farmers say they don`t want trials of genetically modified crops to begin in their nation -- the fourth poorest country in the world. The decision came following the first African \'farmers` jury\' to debate the issue, The Independent reported Tuesday. During the five-day meeting arguments for and against GM crop technology were presented. The meeting was held...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Huey ·
Although found guilty for war crimes and impeachment is deservingly so, I'm afraid that execution would be bad, simple for the fact that way too many Republicans and CONservatives will make him into a martyr. Then some neo-con sicko like Hannity or Limbaugh will try to have him canonized into St. George W...the patron saint of drunken good ol' boys, neocons and overprivileged dumbasses.
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Re: The Most Popular Myths In Science

James Wesley Chester ·
Here's one: DDT kills the environment, and is a great danger to humans. This is more than a myth. It is a hoax played an earth's human population by Rachel Carson auhor of 'Silent Spring'. DDT could reduce deaths from malaria to near zero within a year. AND... THE ENTIRE SCIENCE COMMUNITY KNOWS IT!!!! Of course, most malaria deaths are in Africa, followed by South, and Central America. And...Asia of course. Hmmmm. The lie is documented in 'Hoodwinked' by an author that escapes just now.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MidLifeMan ·
You have to ask what we/they/us/you/I think freedom really is? From OUR prospective we live under the illusion of freedom. This song represents my new found definition of freedom and the definition that is used by White men: "You are only as free as your ability to MAINTIAN and PROTECT your freedom. If you can't do this then you are not truley free." Which is why they are big on the "right to bare arms". That is why 9/11 was such a jolt to their system. They KNEW they couldn't be touched.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
Frenchy, there are country music fans and musicians, no doubt, who are Anti-War. There are, I'm sure, plenty of patriotic people whom the song doesn't resonate with both because of the genre and the way the song is written. The themes in it resonate with certain people. I'm sure there are plenty of Black people who are "patriotic" who just can't get with the way the song is communicated. They could remix it, put in their preferred musical genres and the words just won't resonate. Those...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
Nmaginate , what are you talking about? I did not say that everyone who likes country music likes this song and I did not say that every patriot likes this song. Clearly, whether or not someone likes a particular piece of music is dependent on a lot of different variables. You asked me for the genre of the song and who it would resonate with. I don't respond to obvious trolls. I think it's a huge waste of time. Furthermore, I'm not running any one-woman smackdown patrol. I contribute where...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

HeruStar ·
oooh... oooh.... {raises hand} I found something to be 'grateful' for... I'm grateful for America being an African America. We provide the trends, the entertainment, the culture, even the basis of what is called civilization is African. We are the true progenitors, and ambassadors of what is called an American culture. I'm proud of how we are MINORITIES, that represent so much of what's AMERICAN. The 'hick' culture is hardly emulated by anyone abroad. As a matter of fact they hide in...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Nmaginate ·
Elder is high, drunk, pimp-slapped, etc. because of the disconnect. He knows the rule. Politics is all about "What Have You Done For Me Lately." What the hell is he talking about the history? Like there is a BETTER WHITE MAN or something? Silly BASTARD!! Last time, at The Barbershop , this mf was thumbing his nose at history:Funny how he showed right awful disdain for history there and never even came close to casting that history in a positive light, let alone putting a hellified spin on...
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Re: Rank The Terms

umbrarchist ·
Black-------------Short, to the point, Anglo-Saxon Spade-------------You left this out, my handle used to be Knave of Spades Spook-------------I hear this so rarely it is more funny than anything else African-----------A White person born and raised in Africa should know more about Africa than I do Colored-----------Same as people of color with fewer syllables Negro-------------Only KneeGrows try to use this as an insult now Minority----------Meaningless White perspective. They are just...
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Re: Rank The Terms

ma'am ·
It's according to for who. If we are referring to me. . . Black Negro - Controversial, sure. But I find this term empowering. It reminds me of the Renaissance and progressive Black organizations. People of color - Very useful term Minority - Useful, although weird to use. Especially when referring to people in places where POC are majorities African American Colored - Antiquated, yet, eh African Nigger, coon, spook and all other offensive epithets don't belong on my list If I were African...
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Re: Good night, and Good Luck

work4rymes ·
Im going to go see this movie today. I would think Clooney made the film to comment about what is going on now with the "war on terrorism" and the Bush administration, because of his past political statements. Any one who has seen this film feel that is what he is doing? If so how does it affect the film as a whole?
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Re: Good night, and Good Luck

FireFly ·
Look forward to hearing your review work4rymes Yes the film is an obvious parallel to what is happening today, but it is set firmly and convincingly in the 1950's. Rather than 'hitting everyone over the head' with his message, Clooney chooses to tell his story via the newsteam at CBS and in particular on air broadcaster Edward Murrow. I think the film was made more for those of us who weren't around in the McCarthy era, to prompt discussion and further reading. I don't think there was time...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Kevin41 ·
I wonder if CF is his son or little brother? I wonder if my spam alert disconnected the program that we thought was self-hater#1..I haven't seen a post od his...and do not get me wrong...I do not miss his azz........at all...... read this bullschit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The (Blue) State Of The Union Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

Pace Tua ·
Columbia is now the second largest recipient of U.S. Military "Aid", after Iraq, as if destroying a country is somehow "aid". In 1997 US Military "Aid" to Columbia was $50 million. Two years later it was $290 million and has been growing proportionally ever since. Using the war on drugs as a pretext, the U.S. has helped destroy the homes and farms of thousands of families in Columbia. Each year the US supported Columbian government and its paramilitary groups kill thousands of people and...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

ricardomath ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
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Re: DNA Used to Trace African Lineage...

ZAKAR ·
so all of those negroes, who cry i dont know where im from in africa, can now get a simple swab and it will be matched to a living relative on the continent through DNA matchin, i saw an excellent documentary on this on LINK TV,so i think it should be given to all people of african decent.When you can identify a specific people and group that you know one of your family members came from is a liberating feeling.
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
Well, if you read the articles in my "Blacks in Colombia" thread, then you probably know about as much about it as I do. It looks like several millions of acres have been claimed under the law, but that for the most part, the law exists mainly on paper, because of the war going on. Even having collective title to land may not mean much if you find yourself displaced by paramilitaries or guerillas. Colombia has the largest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of any country in...
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
US may press Africa on GMOs By Shapi Shacinda Wed Feb 8, 10:35 AM ET The U.S. may push Africa to accept gene-altered (GMO) food now that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled the EU broke rules by barring GMO foods and seeds, but Africans vowed on Wednesday to resist. "We do not want GM (genetically modified) foods and our hope is that all of us can continue to produce non-GM foods," Zambian Agriculture Minister Mundia Sikatana told Reuters in Lusaka. "The decision by the WTO does...
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Re: Bush's War On The Poor

Black Viking ·
I'm starting to realize that fiscal conservatives aren't that different from social conservatives. There both stupid. Poor fiscal conservatives actually believe Bush is doing something for them with his tax cuts. Although, there is nothing to base this on except what Bush told them. Idiots. Bush is helping rich conservatives though, and their support of him doesn't suprise me in the least. OK, poor conservatives, let's here it. Why did you vote for this guy? Oh that's right. I remember now.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Dissident ·
I'm waiting for these same women to blame black men for global warming, the Iraq war, world hunger and any other negative connotation as to why some black women venture off into a cesspool of anti-Black male propaganda.
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

ZAKAR ·
I think a better way to phrase this question is to simply ask, Are you an assimilationist, or Nationalist? What have we gained so far in this country? is it worth the price our ancestors paid? what would africa be like today if it hadnt been depopulated for Europes advancement. How does our participating in this European Capitalist system benifit us. By benifiting us in this country help our brothers and sistas on the continent or the rest of the african diaspora.If there was land available...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

James Wesley Chester ·
I believe that respect will nost greatly enhanced when we recognize ourselves, we Americans of unknown African ancestry, as the ethncity we are, and the ancestral nationality we have. African America. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Empty Purnata ·
I could come up with a longer laundry list of what this president is doing wrong. War in Kosovo is worse than War in Iraq? NEGRO PLEASE! (I'm sorry, you made that one come out )
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

ZAKAR ·
No we shouldnt impose ourselves anywere, but we should begin to travel abroad study abroad , especially in Africa.I have many friends from all over the continent of Africa and the biggest problem between us is propaganda. Most brothers and sistas i know from the continent, deep down have a lot a of for africans in america and the diaspora. Once we begin to dig up our history , study who we are relate to our own the walls of ignorance will crumble. We are an african people you can hyphenate...
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

Kweli4Real ·
Here's a better example of illegality: http://nationaljournal.com/about/njweekly/stories/2006/0209nj1.htm# That's a federal offense ...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

James Wesley Chester ·
I see your point. A major result of reestablishing our ancestral nationality will be parity status as a participating member in Pan-Africanism. We simply 'unclaimed orphans' participating simply because we are 'black'. That is an insult to ourselves. Reesstablishing our relationship with the nations of Africa must, not should, be as a freestanding ethnicity unique in our own right. African American. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

ZAKAR ·
let be real, Africans in America are but a small part of the African diaspora, until we look at it in a more globally context we will never be able to address our needs. There is nothing wrong with a Pan African approach to African Studies, just because it takes africans in america out of center stage doesnt mean we will be forgotten, no matter how you put it Africans in america play a pivital role in the over all develpment of african studies\but so does the carribean, central and sout...
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