Tagged With "THEY WARNED US OF POLICE REPRESSION"

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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Kai ·
Peace... "Promiscuous women should be praised Randy Woock There is a plethora of pejorative words used to derogatorily refer to a sexually uninhibited woman. Why are there so many negative synonyms for a woman whose sexual mores aren't in line with the Judeo-Christian ideal? Why do we only use pejorative terms to describe a woman who isn't a fervent practitioner of monogamy? Why no complimentary terms? I propose we stop reviling the sexually promiscuous woman and venerate her instead. Why?
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

James Wesley Chester ·
if the state and federal governments would stop redistricting every few years. We might be able to get a significant role in government'....---Yemaya Political power is the ultimate key to our achieving a parity position in our society. \ Gerrymandering (redistricting) is a tool for managing the system of exclusion. The Voting Rights Act is supposed to control that, e.g. Section 5. We can never achieve our goal as long as we are members of political parties control by those who repress us.
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

EbonyRose ·
Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?
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Re: Will Politics Play A Greater or Lesser Role In Our Future?

MBM ·
At only 13% natioanlly, how could African Americans make much of a political difference outside of the traditional Dem/Rep party structure?
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Re: The Case for Repatriation

soul_doctor73 ·
If one considers the fact that at the release of the former southern slaves, none of them were given a viable means by which they could sustain themselves or 'money'. They were not given a way to financially etablish themselves independantly of their former slave owners and as a result were subjectively forced to return to 'work' for them. The black codes of the 1800s resulting from the civil war prevented any former slave from equal opportunity at life and liberty specifically for this...
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Re: We should be outraged ...

James Wesley Chester ·
Netris Zuri-Moja: i think we all agree with that. We get "outraged" at things done to African Americans as individuals. We 'kick the dirt", and mutter about things that repress us as a people. PEACE Jim Chester You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are.
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

Norland ·
Well, I have a copy of THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION in front of me and am trying to discern exactly what scary-looking, dark, President Lincoln meant with all of this so-called FREEDOM. Whereas on the 22nd day of September, A.D. 1862, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit: "That on the 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof...
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Re: Selling Out!

James Wesley Chester ·
Armstrong Williams is a sellout. He was a sellout before he 'took the money'. I think everyone understands having a 'hustle.' Armstong Williams sells himself at the expense of African America. The disturbing thing is that he says he isn't. Could it be he doesn't know what he is doing? I think not. Judge Clarence Thomas was a sellout in the Election of 2000. Judge Thomas could have been the difference for African America by simply abstaining. He didn't. I do not think simply being a...
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Re: ADL calls on Russell Simmons to denounce Farakhan.

Vox ·
Awww, there goes Audio Guy setting a good example again. Next time though, Mav, you should try to repress the urge to caution us negroes on proper behavior. Meanwhile, I'll add that Louis Farrakhan, although I'm no huge follower of him, definitely was misrepresented on those quotes. He never called Judaism a dirty religion. First off, the ORIGINAL misquote was that he said "GUTTER religion," but then they changed it to "dirty," since he actually used the word "dirty" in the speech in...
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Re: Larry Elder: Black anti-semitism

James Wesley Chester ·
Is there any validity to what Elder is saying?? Is there a problem in the black community of anti-semitism.---Sweetwuzzy I was going to respond to the 'fact list' in Elder's article, but that's old stuff. This is really the question. Yes. There has always been in the 'black' community with anti-Jewishness. The problem is: Jews feed on us when it is to their advantage. Repress us when it is to their adbantage. But mostly esploit us when it is to their advantage. Collectively. Jews, typically,...
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Re: Larry Elder: Black anti-semitism

Kocolicious ·
I concur. I wrote a article entitled " The Scrabble Among Men"....in regards to anti-semiticism and anti-Black sensitivities. The topic was inspired by the televised conference/discussion held a few years back with Michael "whateverhisname" [I can't remember] and Good old Mr. West. I can see the debate then still lives on today....
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Re: Larry Elder: Black anti-semitism

Sweetwuzzy ·
Any examples of Jews doing this ?? When have Jews stand mute when blacks were getting our asses kicked, and how are they any different then everybody else. Do you put Jews to a higher standard then others ? My next question is why isn't their this much animosity( for a lack of words) towards Islam and Arabs??
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Re: Illegal Blacks Stealing Our Birthright

James Wesley Chester ·
And now what? We should be discriminated against because we aren't African-American?-ma'am All those men and women are iconic in my mind for the cause and reality of African America. I agree with the point of your challenge, and... The challenge has two sides. Why are there some immigrant and immigrant descendants who operate, and verbalize so as to diminish, repress, and otherwise discount African American-Americans? It's a fair question. Why would a peson of African ancestry take a job in...
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Re: Illegal Blacks Stealing Our Birthright

ma'am ·
James, why is it that African-Americans operate and verbalize as to diminish, repress, and discount non-African-Americans? Does that make African-Americans stealers undeserving of Affirmative Action? Why do African-Americans get mad when BLACK Studies or AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN Studies covers more than the African-American experience? African-American Studies should focus on African-American heritage. No brainer. But when there are Black Studies programs that focus only on...
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Re: Illegal Blacks Stealing Our Birthright

James Wesley Chester ·
James, why is it that African-Americans operate and verbalize as to diminish, repress, and discount non-African-Americans? ---ma'am Naive me. I haven't seen this. And, of course, that does not mean it doesn't exist. In fact, I've never seen it, and I have been in close contact (off and on) with immigrants from the Caribbean since I was a teenager. And...I did not see any of that group acting or speaking against 'us'. Does that make African-Americans stealers undeserving of Affirmative...
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Re: African American Self Sufficiency/Self Improvement programs

James Wesley Chester ·
I think our "national" organizations have lost sight of African American issues simply because they are lost!! The NAACP, Rainbow/Push, etc ... they are too busy trying to beat and reshape and refocus the system. They spend more time trying to speak "for" the Black community rather that "to" it or "with" it. And they keep talking to people who aren't listening.---EbonyRose I like ddouble's thought about pooling resources, or common effort already being made. We have many, many good efforts...
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Re: "The Secret Rapture Theory"

kresge ·
I have no need to embellish my own. Indeed, I am secure and have enough respect for myself as a scholar and academic to appropriately cite my resource material. You do not and did not. It is my opinion that you are engaging in projection when you see my responses as insecure or angry. It is you that I am afraid lack the critical thinking skills or the intellectual acumen to engage with others on the level of the discursive. This is truly unfortunate. But what is more unfortunate is that you...
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Re: Morrison Isn't a Literary Giant?

James Wesley Chester ·
K41: This is not a 'shot'. Your words just happen to be an excellent lead-in for what was forming in my mind as I try to put together my response. But then again, why should we be surprised by this?---K41 Our lack of surprise may be indicative of a failure by us. Those living outside the American System seem to be able to comment on the 'whole picture', and not be 'influenced' to consider all things from one side or the other. As in 'black' or 'white'. As in 'African American-American' or...
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Re: Morrison Isn't a Literary Giant?

nayo ·
"We have not yet grown/developed the ability to raise our own to the same platform as occupied by those who repress us. We haven't done it for King. We haven't done it for Morrison." ------------------------------------------------ I agree and disagee with that. True the powers that be, repressive take on African America/ns, holds sway; but we are 13% of the population, and 'they' continue to utilize so much work in holding us as most/all things negative. It's like writing with a pen that...
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Re: Morrison Isn't a Literary Giant?

James Wesley Chester ·
I sense the frustration of your words. I also used to think it was simply about power. The power of controlling the institutions, the media, the standard-setters, the evaluative organizations, the award-givers. But, it isn't. We have both the authority and the ability to contradict. We have institutions. We have a parallel institutions for almost every institution in the majority community. We have media, radio, newspaper, television in every major population center in the nation. We...
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Re: Morrison Isn't a Literary Giant?

Huey ·
JWC, I think you've mistaken me for K41. I've seen the movie version of "Beloved" and it's a shame that it didn't make as much money as it should have. "Bride of Chucky" actually made more money than "Beloved". Black films based on novels of Black authors should be top priority for box office support.
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Re: ‘New Jim Crow’ author Michelle Alexander has a warning about Trump’s America

DennisKalita ·
She didn't get that this extreme election was not the usual BS. She helped Trump win by everywhere saying Clinton did not deserve our vote. Now she got it. …. talking to myself here….best thing I can do now is keep focused on positive and constructive projects.
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Re: ‘New Jim Crow’ author Michelle Alexander has a warning about Trump’s America

sunnubian ·
I noticed that a lot of famous, etc., Black people where going around saying no one should vote for Clinton, or like Dave Chappell, when asked if he was going to vote, saying sh!t like, "What the hell for?" I didn't like her "super predator" reference either [though what was disseminated did not show all of it, where she was literally repeating what she had been told by someone else], but even if she said it outright and/or it was a term, phrase that she made up herself or she was expressing...
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Re: ‘New Jim Crow’ author Michelle Alexander has a warning about Trump’s America

Kocolicious ·
There really isn't any mystery as to how to eradicate this approaching horror...we've already been through it. It's documented. All you have to do is follow the leadership of black women and men who made it had before. The only exceptional thing is that we are MORE powerful now than we were back then....we didn't have citizenship or the right to vote. Yes it is happening but it still can be STOPPED....as you say Brotha DK by being focused on constructive projective that instill real...
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Re: sexually repressed?

Noah The African ·
I think that ALL people with biological desires are repressed or bound by social, cultural or religious normative expectations of behavior, if they value an interest and purpose greater than their individual desires. I think to exist in a culture or environment unbound by an interest greater than oneself will create another Sodom and Gomorra. Thus, I think that the traditional African women in this world is sexually repressed relative to her Anglo-Saxton counterpart, which I view as being a...
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Re: Top Ten (+2) white reactions to the history and subject of race in America.

Noah The African ·
I have come to realize that today, for a white person; being called a racist is one of the greatest insults that you can hurl upon them. Society for the most part has made being an overt racist taboo. Thus, being called a racist to them is like accusing or insinuating that a person is "gay". I find that the old saying "the truth hurts", hurts those in DENIAL the most. A person who has accepted themselves for whom and what they are and believe in generally do not have a problem with being...
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Re: multiculturalism, diversity, etc..

Jim Chester ·
Rowe: I just picked you up on my "morning scan." You're right, again. Yes, Nmaginate. You too. I really don't like talking about religion. I spent a lot of my life in it, and I mean IN IT. Or at least, exposed to it. But, you are right. Most of us get confused, defused, and derailed by the duplicitous nature of the European American social strategy. It is a construction that says: "I can do things that repress, even oppress, you as a people, but you and I are still friends. Right, buddy?"...
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Re: Interacial marriages/dating???

msprettygirl ·
Hi Mariana! Welcome to the site! I have stated many times before that I am a product of a healthy biracial marriage, having a white mother and black father.(That's why I was curious about the question, what other African Americans opionions would be and posted it up.) I think what you are doing with your child is similar to my situation. I was raised by both parents, but live around my father's family here in Louisiana and my mom's family live in Maine, so naturally I only can visit them...
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Re: Brown decision a dirge for black schools

James Wesley Chester ·
It is very disappointing to be 50 years after Brown v. Board having a discussion like this. Such a condition can exist only because of the recalcitrance of a greater society. The problem isn't only with the "minority" community. We know the "all deliberate speed" of the later interpretation of "Brown" set the intent and the pace of society's approach to education and African American-Americans. The answer is not contained only in the African American community, nor is it only our...
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Re: HOW DO YOU MAKE IT CHANGE?

James Wesley Chester ·
The voting Rights Act was not offered to have anything to do with identity. While a rationale could be developed to the address such a position, it would be a real stretch. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Justice Thomas Hopes for Smooth Election

James Wesley Chester ·
Whatever he is, he's there. I really want this guy to turn our to have, at least, the objectivity I want to see. I do not demand that he make the decision that will please African Americans. I do think he has an obligation to not help the system repress us. Like he said in the pieve, that is his job. On objectibity, he has failed me so far. On protection of African America, he has fali, at least twice. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Word Association Game

AudioGuy ·
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Re: Klansman David Duke, Warns Republicans: Back Steve Scalise, Or I’ll Name Names

Norland ·
"You'll do it our way or it's your ass" should be America's motto.
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Re: Race and the Orlando Nightclub Massacre: Witness Alleges Shooter Said ‘I Don’t Have An Issue with the Blacks’

Kocolicious ·
Brotha Momentum wrote: T hey said his father had a problem with gays and the shooter had been in that club before, perhaps he had self-hate issues and could not reconcile what he was feeling with his religious thoughts . See? The reason why I don't buy it cuz Christians have this thing about homosexuality in terms of it being an abomination and yet there are MORE gay men in Church than women....AND there are an enormous amount of preachers, priests, bishops, ministers that PULL on little...
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Destination: Benin, Africa. A trip to the Source

Afroman ·
Destination: Benin, Africa. A trip to the Source - Part I The plane was making its final descent and as required I fastened my seat belt meanwhile looking by the window to see the land where I will walk in less than five minutes. Africa, finally....
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Don't Cry

ma'am ·
Why are you crying?Big boys/girls don't cry.Want something to cry about?Do these phrases bombarded on children in order to get them to repress natural emotions aid in weakening adult relationships or is that a stretch?
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Bill Moyers Outdoes Himself with Guest Mike Lofgren: “The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight”

sunnubian ·
SUN FEB 23, 2014 AT 11:18 AM PST Bill Moyers Outdoes Himself with Guest Mike Lofgren: “The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight” by bobswern Follow Email 106 Comments / 106 New When Bill Moyers covers a subject one may always anticipate that it will be journalism at its most consistently sublime, at least in comparison to the work of virtually everyone else that claims any affiliation with this country’s mainstream media. However, on Friday night, with former congressional staffer Mike Lofgren ,...
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Football in America -- How We (Don't) Talk About Race

Kocolicious ·
Football in America -- How We (Don't) Talk About Race Posted: 10/22/2014 12:27 pm EDT  Updated: 10/22/2014 12:59 pm EDT     The football scandals have not played out. They may just be heating up. What fascinates and dismays me...
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The CIA: An Expose of the Agency's History and Covert Operations

Oshun Auset ·
The CIA: An Expose of the Agency's History and Covert Operations This article provides a general overview of the nature, history and operations of the CIA and is followed by more detailed accounts of the Agency's activities in various countries...
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Privatization: The Big Joke That Isn't Funny

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, July 30, 2012 by Common Dreams Privatization: The Big Joke That Isn't Funnyby Paul Buchheit The privatization of public goods and services turns basic human needs into products to buy and sell. That's more than a joke, it's...
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Fulfilling the Pledge of ‘Never Again’ - Enough Project

sunnubian ·
ENOUGH PROJECT Fulfilling the Pledge of ‘Never Again’ Posted by Tracy Fehr on Apr 24, 2012 In an unprecedented show of commitment and accountability by the U.S. to the prevention and elimination of mass atrocities around the world, on April 23 President Barack Obama announced the launch of the first-ever Atrocities Prevention Board, or APB. The board’s inception, which has been highly anticipated within the human rights community, marks a historic step within the U.S. government to work...
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The Full Emancipation Proclamation

sunnubian ·
HISTORY -- December 28, 2012 at 10:30 AM EDTThe Full Emancipation ProclamationBY: LARISA EPATKO  Photo of Emancipation Proclamation, along with the ink well used by President Lincoln to draft the document. Courtesy of the...
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Debate: Is Nigeria a failed state?

sunnubian ·
As Nigeria enters its second decade of civilian rule facing myriad problems, the BBC's Focus on Africa magazine asks if the country is on its way to being a failed state.YES, says lawyer and poet, Ogaga Ifowodo NO, says agribusiness consultant,...
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Black Panthers = BLACK CONSERVATIVES ???

Nmaginate ·
What Was the Greatest Black Conservative Organization Ever? The Black PanthersBy: Gregory Kane, BlackAmericaWeb.com Yes, the Black Panther Party for Self Defense was, in essence, a black conservative organization. Oh, they didn't call themselves that....
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It's Not a 'War' on Terror

ricardomath ·
It's Not a 'War' on TerrorKatrina vanden HeuvelThe NationIt's time to stop calling the post 9/11 struggle against terrorism a "war." The struggle against stateless terrorists is not the same thing. And framing it as a war was a conscious decision made...
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Greek ‘Black Panthers’ Warn Racist Gangs: ‘Don’t Mess With Black People’

sunnubian ·
Greek ‘Black Panthers’ Warn Racist Gangs: ‘Don’t Mess With Black People’ May 29, 2013 By D.L. Chandler Share Share on email A group of Black and immigrant Greeks have banded together to form a self-defense group to counter the attacks of a gang that targets citizens of color in the country. Nicknamed the “Black Panthers,” the group uses cell phones, social media, and neighborhood patrols to record any activity perceived as a threat from the far-right neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party . SEE ALSO: A...
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Washington walks Ugandan tightrope

sunnubian ·
Opinion Contributor Washington walks Ugandan tightrope According to the writers, Olara Otunnu offers inspiring leadership. | AP Photo Close By CHARLES OGLETREE & JONATHAN STUBBS | 4/27/11 4:43 AM EDT Updated: 4/27/11 1:19 PM EDT Much of the world has been transfixed by the nonviolent protests sweeping across the Middle East — all too often met by violent government retaliation. Outside the global spotlight, however, another nonviolent protest is gathering steam. The movement, called The...
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U.S. and Britain are Fueling Violence in Zimbabwe

sunnubian ·
I know this is kinda old but, interesting nevertheless: The original URL of this article is: www.africaspeaks.com/articles/2007/1503.html U.S. and Britain are Fueling Violence in Zimbabwe<small>By Ayinde rastafaritimes@yahoo.com Posted:...
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It’s time to end the ‘war on terror’

sunnubian ·
It’s time to end the ‘war on terror’ May 2, 2011 In a dramatic, yet sober, Sunday night address to the American people, President Obama announced the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. He reminded us of the horror, the grief, the tragedy and senseless slaughter of September 11, 2001. He reminded us of how, in those grim days, “we reaffirmed our unity as one American family…and our resolve to bring those who committed this vicious attack to justice.” President Barack Obama walks back...
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"Barack and the Black Presidency" Chat Transcript

MBM ·
2007-03-26 17:01:05.0MBM: Welcome to the first 'Community Chat'!!2007-03-26 17:01:48.0MBM: well - hello. looks like you're the first in!2007-03-26 17:01:57.0MBM: :)2007-03-26 17:03:43.0MBM: hello jim!2007-03-26 17:04:28.0MBM: can anyone see my...
 
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