Tagged With "Stop Calling the Enemy “We” and “Us”"

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Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

folobatuyi ·
\ Yeah, Rowe...sorry to disappoint you but I am that one guy you described...I am a nerd...fashion is less of a neccessity to me...there are many other things on my mind...on a regular day...it is a shirt, tie and pair of dress slacks for residency and a pair of jeans when I get home and on weekends.
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Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

Rowe ·
That's interesting because I was watching an old episode of Dave Chapelle the other night, and his musical guest was "Big Boi," one of the group members of the popular rap group, Outkast. He was wearing an outfit that was very similiar to the White dude's outfit that I described earlier in the discussion. But instead, the artist Big Boi wore a black velvet blazer with padded elbows, crisp white shirt, relaxed jeans, etc. Is Big Boi "gay?" I also spotted Will Smith wearing a velvet blazer...
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Re: The Middle Passage

Fine ·
Unique we are...so much so that Europe is a civilization as a result of African mindset and not the other way around...!
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Re: Should Black People...

Huey ·
But if we do, when does it end?
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Re: Should Black People...

Sandye ·
IMHO, there is nothing that we could or should do to ease anyone's discomfort as it relates to our ethnicity. That is an internal issue that the uncomfortable individual needs to deal with - if they even want to. The "discomfort" is based on lies, and everyone knows that you can't make the truth out of a lie.
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Re: Should Black People...

Isome ·
No, no, no we should not and are not responsible for them being comfortable. One of the biggest obstacles we face is their propensity to view themselves as the center of the universe and all that they do, think and feel as the norm, or as the normative standard to which everything is compared and judged. Much like spoiled children, they need to learn that the sun does not rise and set upon them. A little discomfort is just what the doctor ordered.
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Re: Should Black People...

James Wesley Chester ·
It seems like the answer should be obvious. But there it is, still a question. It is still a question because many of (us) still can be found trying to make 'them' comfortable. Clearly, we have no obligation to do this. And actually, there is no need. All the reasons...wait. I find myself getting exasperated at myself for trying to search for some rationale 'they' might use to explain why meeting their needs is the thing to do. Am I craazy???? Like I said several years ago, 'We don't owe...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Isome ·
courtesy of democratic underground Condoleezza Rice George W. Bush gave Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice a very important job last week. According to the Financial Times: President George W. Bush on Wednesday announced that the State Department would lead all US post-conflict reconstruction, a move that supersedes the controversial decision to give that task to the Pentagon in Iraq following the 2003 invasion. ... A former senior official involved in what he called the "chaos" of post-war...
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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women
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Re: Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak

Blacksanction ·
It is can be either- whatever direction they are given re strategic policy of the government of the day. The part that everyone likes to miss is that the interception of telcom in and out of the US has been going on for decades. Think about it... the US does this with its allies so I listen to your people and I listen to yours and then we trade the information. Agents of the state (whether Fed, State or local police) depending on the circumstances do engage from time to time in unlawful acts...
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Re: Trapping a Man

RadioRaheem ·
1. I don't think it is a sign of a mental illness, just a reality check. Older women that desire motherhood have to do whatever it takes to get to that goal...and time is running out. 2. I think that older women have to 'fall in line' when it comes with their desire to be a wife and mom. I know from personal experiences in dating women well over 30 that marriage/child questions on a first or second date is a real downer!! But what choice does she really have? I mean if she is losing her...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

SistahSouljah ·
I'm not afraid to die. Not even a little. The most afraid to die are usually the ones who live such a twisted life that they just KNOW they're going to hell. Either that or they have that "fear of the unknown". Not saying that I think I'm going to heaven...only God knows about all of us. But either way it goes I'm not afraid of actual death. You can't enjoy life (and death is contained in life) if you stress on that. It's not always a negative thing. Death often brings renewal...as it did...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

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: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

MBM ·
You're right. We should do what your boy Bill Bennett said and just abort all black babies. That'll get the crime rate down.
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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!!

Guest ·
The fact that Bennet and his wive are virulent anti-Abortion activists is not enough to have you to admit how unlikely such an event is likely to happen under him as you said little about the ABORTION DOCTOR in Arkansas who offered to abort Black babies for free. The Black people coming out of New Orleans had enough to deal with - why deal with a kid? Too much of a hasle. Right?
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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: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Kevin41 ·
MBM, It is UNDERSTOOD those black babies would have been criminals...which really implies that criminal behavior is inherent to black people.......don't you get it? I wonder why i've never done time....maybe i'm white and do not know it.....because we know those white babies wouldn't have been criminals....they're not predisposed to it like the black ones (end sarcasm)..........
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Guest ·
The sad part about it is TWO PARTS: 1) So many of us PROVE THEM WRONG - per the incidents in Milwaukee, DC and where the beatdown took place and worst of all 2) Black people like YOU will go out of their way to DEFEND them. They will begin to understand how things work. They do whatever and then count on the "Slavery Did It" crowd like you to defend their actions. The SAMBO music that put forth certain messages only reinforces this. Kevin - Let me ask you - which FORCE do you think plays a...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Guest ·
At the end of either process the Black baby is................? 1) Alive because "We know not the womb that holds the king"? or 2) Disposed of? Problem solved. **** Nick Cannon - "Can I Live?" Good thing HIS mother didn't express her "choice" http://www.nickcannonmusic.com/caniliveqt.html
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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

Oshun Auset ·
That hit's to the core of my point on this thread... BTW I like your contributions to the forum. Honest Brother you are! Don't even get me started about who is at most of the Reaggae and Continental African musical concerts I go to... Besides the Carribean and continental born Africans of course...Those of us born in the states are beyond low in attendence! It's a damn shame!
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Re: Heaven & Hell Before Christ

Oshun Auset ·
Arguing over a name is pointless and stupid. Debating the concepts we hold is important because it is the concepts we have of 'God' that frames our whole world view and determines how we respond to each other, nature and the universe. IMO the dominant world 'response' of Western man is extremely destructive to say the least.
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Guest ·
And YOU seem to know the talking points of the WHITE SOCIALIST rather well. You see MBM - you have an open ended heart. You and other fundamentalist believe that you have MORAL SUPERIORITY because you stand for PROVIDING MAXIMUM BENEFIT FOR THE MASSES. How touching. You fail miserably when it comes to the concept of EXPECTING SOMETHEM FROM THE POOR. My wife and I COULD have a 3rd, 4th or even 8th baby. We know that by doing so it would impact us financially, time-wise, housing-wise and...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

MBM ·
Based upon the onus you place on their backs, why do you call them "victims"? Please explain. A woman has been repeatedly abused by her husband over the years. She walks into the police station, finally, seeking protection and relief. CF looks at her and says, "What are you prepared to do to change to help your situation?" First of all - she has taken the first step and is at the damned police station. Second of all, that she has survived as long as she has is a testament to her personal...
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Re: Aborigines target sudanese refugees

FireFly ·
thanks for this... I haven't been reading newspapers the past week so it's news to me. One thing though, Toowoomba is in Queensland and Balga is in Western Australia. If you look at a map of Australia you'll see we are a h-u-g-e continent and these places are very far apart. And very different. On a positive note, most people feel this way: "Ms Maasakker said the Sudanese had added another dimension to Toowoomba, and made the town more cosmopolitan." and also this way... "Mr Farrell said the...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Nmaginate ·
After all that, after reporting his Monologue @ The Barbershop... Why does he feel compelled to lead and beg for Black people to consider his "disagreement" in some certain way? I mean, that's clearly not something that's reciprocated. He definitely made no allowances for the sentiments, thoughts and philosophies of the barber, the clientele or "WE BLACKS." That's one thing I'll never understand. He wants to play [WHITE] Devil's Advocate then wants to beg people to not consider him a...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

Sandye ·
Radio - you aren't being fair! Felix, it DOES apply to women as well. Everyone is accountable for their own actions and to a certain degree we are responsible for our own destiny as well. Women are not all looking to blame others for our poor choices. Generalizations can be dangerous ...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Empty Purnata ·
[Sarcasm] Don't you know, MBM? Pregnancy is God's punishment against women for being whores and sluts! We shouldn't allow for women to have choices over their bodies, God wants men to use the righteous arm of law to decide things for wimmin. They don't need no help once the babies are born. Being single mothers in poverty is God's punishment on them for being loose. [/End Sarcasm]
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Frenchy ·
Typical. Lots of people are blinded by hate/homophobia. Remember the one we had here who would post her homophobic "proof" straight from the Klan's website. When you find yourself agreeing with and quoting the Klan, you need to someone to dropkick you. Hard. Evenso, the tradegy is that people (especially BLACK people, and especially people on the pulpit) are promoting hatred. Effing shame.
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Empty Purnata ·
Speaking of, where do you think all this Homophobia is coming from in the Black Community? Do you think it has to do with the Fundamentalist/Evangelical (White)-strain of Christianity that seems to be popular in our community.
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Frenchy ·
Larry Elder was clearly kidnapped by the Secret Service and had a chip planted in his ass. Never have I seen a Black man tap dance so fast and furious for white folks. It's like he is reading directly from "The White Man's Guide to Talking Your Slave Out of Rising Up Against You." Nmaginate, Elder is no way speaking to any of us darkies. In truth, whether or not we accept him is of no consequence to him. He wants his white buddies to see this article, pat him on his monkey head, and toss him...
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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: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

MidLifeMan ·
From all the back and forth that we – black men and women – do, it would appear that can be said for both sides. One rule I think all people should follow is "Don't ask of others what you are not willing or able to do yourself in return". I always find it funny see a fat, bald, bad dressing brother who has his mind set on dating a super model. We can get a beer belly and look like a dressed up Easter egg but let woman put a little baby weight and men are ready to trade them in. And then you...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Isome ·
That's what I say... these people aren't concerned about US hearing their message, their goal is get more scooby snacks from their unalike handlers... that's who has to hear and approve of what they say.
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

nayo ·
ROTFLMAO!!!! p.s. I almost, fell for the Elder 'okidoke', until I heard his response to an African American woman (on his recently cancelled television show), who was opining about racism in the U.S. He asked her, why did'nt she just go 'back' to Africa if the racism was so bad here!! I could'nt believe it.
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

sunnubian ·
I get so sick and tired of hearing this bs from this republican lawn jockey. He acts as if HIS father is the only Black person or Black man who did ALL these things in a racist society. Millions of Black people in America did the same things he says his father did, accomplished the same things, his father did, served in WWI/WWII/Vietnam/Etc., and did so in the mist of a racist nation with the only difference being other Black people go to work every day, graduate from school (or get a...
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Re: OH MY GOD!!!

msprettygirl ·
Vox-I did use to like swamp thing comics and movies back in the day, I was a little bit of a tom boy. Kweli4Real-that's one of those things you kind of gotta see to believe, not to call your friend a liar or anything, but that is some crazy sugar honey ice tea.
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

FireFly ·
I feel I have so much to do before that happens. Because I'm an atheist, sometimes it's a little scarey not having a 'safety net'. Then I wonder WHY am I here? C'mon, let's not waste time, tell me my 'mission'... LOL. Well, I believe if my good motivations don't outweigh the bad, then maybe I deserve whatever I get. [insert shrug icon]. At the risk of sounding arrogant or corny, I really would like to make a positive difference somehow, somewhere, to someone. I've met people who strike me...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Empty Purnata ·
Very reasonable expression! Actually about the "saftey net" thing, one of my cousins is also an atheist, but he believes in reincarnation or subconsciousness (he believes that people either either reincarnate or that after death, people remain in a dream-like subconscious state). It's kind of unusual for an atheist to believe in afterlife, but oh well. *shrugs*
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Re: Should Black People...

UppityNegress ·
Making them feel comfortable? That's absolutely ridiculous! It's one thing to say that seeing a group of teenagers talking loudly and wearing oversized clothing makes one uncomfortable--I don't like being near any race of teens, as a matter of fact (barely out of my teens years myself, funny enough). But then some people will persist in feeling threatened because you are Black, irregardless of how neatly dressed or well spoken you are. I've experienced situations like this, only with Asians...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

UppityNegress ·
I am a weak atheist and an agnostic (no, they're no mutually exclusive), but I practice taoist philosophy. I don't believe there is an onjective meaning to life, but that doesn't mean life itself is meaningless. Rather, it opens the possibility of the individual creating their own purpose, if they so chose. With the knowledge that all we have is the here and now (although religious taoists may believe in reincarnation), the toaist focuses on experiencing the beauty and goodness of the world,...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Nmaginate ·
With all those types of appearances, with those types of associations, being published in those types of places... Then a Negro has the nerves to beg "Can WE BLACKS (Damn!!! Mimicking that too!@) disagree and ya'll not consider my buck dancin' ass a Sell-Out (though I'm getting paid for nefarious services) and/or an Uncle Tom?" But, just as the Black CONservatives seem to love to suggest themselves, maybe this has a lot to do with the parenting and upbringing Larry Elder got. His Talk Radio...
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Re: Should Black People...

Guest ·
IN THE CONTEXT OF COMMERCE - YES. We should show them that it is safe to SHOP in our communities so that they can HAND US THEIR MONEY. We should show them that a Black business who opens up IN THEIR COMMUNITY is going to provide the best service - SO THEY CAN HAND OVER THEIR MONEY TO US. We should have our schools in working order where they will attempt to TRANSFER INTO OUR SCHOOLS in order to give THEIR kids an early exposure how COMPETITIVE the real world is and that they need to be...
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Re: Should Black People...

Nmaginate ·
AUDIO did NOT ask an open-ended question. It already had a CONTEXT. Thank you. Matter of fact, he linked your Chosen Illiterate ass right to the CONTEXT. The question itself, especially with the linked CONTEXT, betrays even the slightest notion that concerns/considerations about COMMERCE were ever even part of any conceiveable CONTEXT or purpose for asking the question: Should we seek to ease the discomfort that is felt by the viewers of negative images about us, in order to make them feel...
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Re: Should Black People...

Empty Purnata ·
CON-Feed: "Yes'suh boss! You'se can trust me! I'se do right and I'se won't cheat ya or nuttin'!" Question: Why should I invest in White commerce? They should be just as obligated to show ME that MY money is safe in their hands. 1) You assume that White racial discrimination against Minorities in business is well-founded. 2) You are implying that White business is self-evidently trustworthy. And they should do the same with us. But, no, you don't believe in that. The White man can always be...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

qty226 ·
I guess both men/women can only see their side of things...because of experiences. But i have issues with those that 'want' more than they 'are'. As Sweetwuzzy mentioned..... "Some Sisters suffer from low self-esteem. Society, relationship experts say, teaches that Black women are the lowest on the social scale--what Zora Neale Hurston calls "mules of the world." "Men have a much higher self-esteem," says Moore. "They are taught not to settle. No matter how they look or what age they are,...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

qty226 ·
I disagree with some parts of the article. One fact....women are talkers (sometimes we talk too much), so you pretty much know whats coming. Men do not talk........so you have to watch their actions, to figure out whats next. Also the part about college men, magnifying their status.......that may have been true, 10yrs ago, but not now. (well not with women that are educated, and making more money). I think now women want men, that are goal oriented........i dont care what it is, just 'be...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

little minx ·
it seems that black men and women are so into being angry with one another that it's no wonder they have a hard time getting together. it makes me sad, really. the brothers are saying hurtful things, the sisters are saying hurtful things. why don't we take some time to say something positive about each other for once? i'd love it if radio raheem, who started this thread would start by saying something nice about the ladies. alot of what brothers complain about seeing on this site from women...
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Re: Should Black People...

Kevin41 ·
**Wow....that is all I got to say Nmaginate......something's wrong with the cat...he has to be a white boy pretender....i'm going to give black people more credit....then there are the uncle tom(ases), coonerlys and williams types.......so I guess I'll just rescind that statement altogether.........damn...
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Re: Should Black People...

Faheem ·
I damn near fell out laughing while reading what Sister PowerFlower wrote; She writes that the brother wrote in his article; HAHA... a whistling Black man would be perceived as less threatening... I can just see Negroes walking around whistling trying to say to white folk, "I am a cool Negro not one of those violent ones". Imagine how psychologically warped a white person must be to believe a Black man whistling is not a threat. Some Negroes would tap dance every time they walk pass a white...
 
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