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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Panama's Indian albinos a revered elite Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:02 AM ET By Mike Power ISLA TIGRE, Panama (Reuters) - When Kuna Indian medicine man Mandiuliguina Flores speaks, everyone listens. For his dark-skinned indigenous audience, the albino shaman's milky white skin gives him special powers. In a quirk of history and genetics, Panama's Kuna tribe has one of the world's highest occurrences of albinos, revered as an elite group that the Kuna call "the children of the moon". Kuna mythology...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Albino Kuna children Weegi Baller (L) poses with his sister Elederis Baller in their hut in Rio Sidra, Kuna Yala island chain, Panama in this January 18, 2006 file photo. Albinos are highly respected in the Kuna culture and some ascribe them supernatural powers. REUTERS/Alberto Lowe/Files
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Re: Zimbabweans have 'shortest lives'

ZAKAR ·
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Renews Threat of Mine Grabs Email This Page Print This Page Business Day (Johannesburg) April 19, 2006 Posted to the web April 19, 2006 Dumisani Muleya Johannesburg EMBATTLED Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe yesterday stirred controversy again by renewing his threat to grab 51% of foreign-owned mines, with 25% of that taken for free. "We said we want 51% in favour of Zimbabwe and 49% in favour of the investors," Mugabe told a gathering at a local stadium in Harare to mark...
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Re: The Juice...

Nykkii ·
9.16 juice SISQO DONE LOST HIS DAMN MIND! R&B singer shoots neighbor's car, say cops. (Sep. 16, 2003) *We know that Dru Hill has been going through a luke warm period as far as their material is concerned, but that ain't no reason for Sisqó to be actin' like he lost his got-dang mind, or is it? MTV.com reports that Sisqó was arrested early Saturday morning along with his girlfriend after pulling a *Richard Pryor. He allegedly fired several shots at a car parked outside a neighbor's...
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Re: Introduction to Voodoo in Haiti

Afroman ·
MACUMBA "Macumba" (also known as Quimbanda) is the everyday term used by Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro to describe two types of African spirit worship: Candomble (followed in northern State of Bahia) and Umbanda (a newer form originating in Niteroi, in the southern State of Rio de Janeiro between 1900 and November 15, 1908). Macumba originated with African slaves shipped to Brazil in the 1550's, who continued to worship their African Gods. Their Gods are called ORIXAS. The slaves incorporated...
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
Throughout western history, have white women been the primary agents of oppression? by Bill McDonald Copyright © 1993 by Bill McDonald -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About 1960 a favorite joke went something like this: "My wife and I have a clear understanding. I make all the important decisions. I decide what the family position is on the recognition of Red China, how many wings of B-52s the Air Force needs, and what to do about the federal...
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Re: Slavery Lives on, Say 76% of Brazilians

Afroman ·
November 20, 2003, was the annual day of Black consciousness (Dia Nacional da Consciência do Negro) in Brazil, and there were official ceremonies throughout the country. It officially commemorates the death and heroism of Zumbi of Palmares , the great leader of the Quilombo (maroon city) in northern Brazil. Here's a link to photos from a march in the city of São Paulo: http://www.midiaindependente.org/pt/green/2003/11/268533.shtml In other places, like São José do Rio Preto in SP state,...
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Re: TADA! and the PhD Project Unite to Help Students Complete Doctoral Degrees

James Wesley Chester ·
Maybe this person attended public school in Limbaugh's fabled 'Rio Linda.' PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

FireFly ·
hi, very interesting thread and the first serious discussion I've come across about hip-hop... suprising, with hip-hop creating such a monumental global impact on music, fashion, attitude and identity. I've been rading 'Where You're At: Notes from the frontline of a hip hop planet' by Patrick Neate... a UK publication/author with the attitude "It's ain't where you're from, it's where you're at". I'm finding it a gret read... The book is one fan's quest to track down the true heartbeat of...
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Re: A possible solution 2 our illegal immigrant problem..

jazzdog ·
The point is that if americans enter mexico or any other country illegally they would be breaking the law and would have to face the music, I see no reason to excuse that behavior when comes to people entering this country illegal. Its not a matter of americans accepting work in mexico in fact I understand quite a few retired there, thats a big different from swimming across the Rio Grande to enter the country under the cover of night. Like I said does anyone think that americans entering...
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Re: The mess W Created

Kevin41 ·
American debacle By Zbigniew Brzezinski ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI was national security advisor to President Carter. October 9, 2005 Some 60 years ago Arnold Toynbee concluded, in his monumental "Study of History," that the ultimate cause of imperial collapse was "suicidal statecraft." Sadly for George W. Bush's place in history and "” much more important "” ominously for America's future, that adroit phrase increasingly seems applicable to the policies pursued by the United States since the...
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Re: The mess W Created

Kevin41 ·
By Zbigniew Brzezinski ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI was national security advisor to President Carter. October 9, 2005 Some 60 years ago Arnold Toynbee concluded, in his monumental "Study of History," that the ultimate cause of imperial collapse was "suicidal statecraft." Sadly for George W. Bush's place in history and "” much more important "” ominously for America's future, that adroit phrase increasingly seems applicable to the policies pursued by the United States since the cataclysm of 9/11.
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Re: Stanley "Tookie" Williams

Michael ·
"Yes, please do. As a Los Angeles native, I happen to know that it is never reported that satistically, many of the gang-related deaths in L.A. are done by and suffered by the ruthless Hispanic gangs that have taken over where the truce between Bloods and the Crips after the '92 riots left off." by EbonyRose .....Truce..... ....an end to senseless Black on Black senseless killing, etc., etc.?????? .......you must kidding because in 2005, the bloodshed between Crips, Bloods, Crips and Crips,...
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Re: Dorothy Dandridge....now there was a woman

MBM ·
Not to take this into an entirely different direction, but does the name Vanessa Del Rio ring a bell?
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Re: Dorothy Dandridge....now there was a woman

kresge ·
Yes, yes it does!
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Re: Dorothy Dandridge....now there was a woman

Kweli4Real ·
Ahhh, the memories ...
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Re: National Guard to the Mexican Border?

ma'am ·
It's a political ploy to show how tough the Cowboy is on illegal immigration. He's so hard that he puts military units on the border during a time of war. Immigration reform dealing with all types of illegals happen all of the time, but I doubt any has given Bush as much a ratings jump as the mere mention of the National Guard. Most illegals are visa overstays, but cracking on that isn't as showy. Besides, when many think of illegal, they are thinking about people who trek the Rio. The polls...
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Re: Who From History Do You Invite To Your Dinner Party?

Icon (Guest) ·
Vanessa Del Rio! Of course it's a private dinner!
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Re: Black Brazil

ocatchings ·
I've never been to Brazil but people I've talked to have said there is racial inequality there. The pictures you often see are of the Rio and the many beaches but from what I've heard, once you get behind the scenes you see a totally different picture. A picture of crime, disease and people surviving anyway they can. Afroman, If the conditions are as bad as I have heard, is there a connection between what you have discussed or do the conditions exist b/c South America is still a third world...
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

Romulus Burnett ·
Since you're determined to call me ironhorse like that other idiot that's determined to think I'm also billc, I'll just continue to refer to your pastey, beer belly, freakle faced, underbite-having, middle-aged, liver spot-infested, balding self as Dilbert. You haven't reduced anyone to a damn thing. I just love to see you continue to lie about not having made certain comments, then when proven wrong you act like a child with down syndrome by trying to dismiss and marginalize your...
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Re: $100 Million Wasted

Noah The African ·
I think Rio was the sentimental favorite. However, the Obama mojo is clearly fading.
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Re: $100 Million Wasted

NSpirit ·
Still, one does have to wonder why it was so important for the President of The United States. leader of the free world, yada yada yada and First Lady to make a personal appearance begging the olympic committee for the olympics? Why not send an envoy, a representative of the president? A group of famous chicagoans instead of The President of The United States of America? Isn't that what lackeys are for? For months, speakers on NPR were saying that Rio was likely to get it. Was it really...
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Re: $100 Million Wasted

Cholly ·
Exerpts: "Chicago Loses, Nerds Win". "The bid's most visible opponents have spent years howling that the Olympics will breed graft and political corruption and bleed an already cash-strapped city dry. Chicago 2016's supporters, by contrast, have argued that the Olympics will improve the city's standing, create jobs, and boost local morale". "The debate here wasn't best understood as an honest disagreement over what's best for Chicago. Rather, the rhetoric was indicative of a more fundamental...
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Re: $100 Million Wasted

EbonyRose ·
My argument stands very well, thank you! But, your point is a good one and I totally agree! The Olympics are an international event ... and many other countries should have the honor of hosting it. I have no problem with the IOC's decision. I think Rio was an excellent choice. But seeing as how you are the one who is always concerned with the hurt feelings of white folks ... I can see how this decision might negatively affect you.
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Re: $100 Million Wasted

Cholly ·
Valarie Garrett: President Obama was told a trip to Olympics meeting may clinch Chicago win. Up until a few days before flying to Copenhagen, Obama was not sold on the idea. He was concerned he would be gone when the healthcare debate hit the House or Senate floor. Reporting from Washington - In the run-up to the Olympics vote, the White House was getting a clear message from the architects of Chicago's bid: Balloting would be tight, and a personal visit to Copenhagen from President Obama...
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Re: An Example Of How Much Liberals Care.....

B Bankins ·
By Manoah Esipisu and Nicholas Kotch Reuters JOHANNESBURG (Aug. 31) - Thousands of protesters marched on the Earth Summit on Saturday to demand world leaders end the "global apartheid" dividing Johannesburg's poor shanty townships from the summit halls in a wealthy white suburb. A rainbow coalition of the disaffected, numbering 10,000 or so, marched without incident under massive police guard from the shacks and open sewers of Alexandra township to the towering complex of chic restaurants,...
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Re: Strong Black Woman

ricardomath ·
My wife is from Cauca, Colombia. She has lots of stories about her childhood growing up in the mountains of Cauca. Some day I want to visit, to see the path that her and her 4 brothers and 2 sisters would walk down to the valley to get water to carry up the mountain to their home. Or the long frail suspension foot bridge that she would cross to bring food home. (Both were day long expeditions.) Or the river (Rio Cauca?) that she nearly drowned in when she was 5 or 6, having been carried...
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Re: Black Brazil

ricardomath ·
African Slaves' Plant Knowledge Vanishing in Brazil John Roach for National Geographic News April 6, 2004 When Angela Leony visited the town of Lençóis in northeastern Brazil 18 years ago, she was unable to conceive. Yearning for a child, she went to see Dona Senhorinha, an elder healer. Senhorinha told Leony the problem might be solved by drinking tea made from Estradeira-vermelha, a native pea plant with a bright red flower known for its ability to start the menstrual cycle and facilitate...
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Re: Amnesty and Undocumented Workers

ZAKAR ·
Black Latin America This page focuses on the people of African descent in Latin America. There is confusion as to who should be considered Black or what country should be a Latin American nation. Latinos or Latin Americans includes people from the nations in the western hemisphere whose number one language is the Latin derived Spanish. Brazil, a Portugese speaking country is included because of the similar history with Spanish-speaking nations. English-speaking Belize, although technically...
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Re: Greg Palast: Kerry Won...

ricardomath ·
An Election Spoiled Rotten Greg Palast November 01, 2004 It's not even Election Day yet, and the Kerry-Edwards campaign is already down by almost a million votes. That's because, in important states like Ohio, Florida and New Mexico, voter names have been systematically removed from the rolls and absentee ballots have been overlooked"”overwhelmingly in minority areas, like Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, where Hispanic voters have a 500 percent greater chance of their vote being "spoiled."...
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Re: 5-Year-Old Cuffed and Charged With Assault

EbonyRose ·
Today in Police Brutality: 5-Year-Old Cuffed and Charged with Assault Michael Davis is a hyperactive 5-year-old diagnosed with ADHD who frequently gets into fights at school. His mother calls him an "energetic, loving, good kid" who is misunderstood by school administrators at Rio Calaveras Elementary of Stockton, California. They disagree, frequently complaining to his divorced parents that he is a discipline problem. When the school didn't see any improvement, they took matters in their...
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Re: Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Rips Donald Trump Via Twitter Following Second Prison Break

Momentum ·
Trump's big mouth may have wrote a check his ass can't cash.
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Re: Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Rips Donald Trump Via Twitter Following Second Prison Break

Norland ·
I didn't know blondes and red heads had a slur. What is it??
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Re: Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Rips Donald Trump Via Twitter Following Second Prison Break

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Momentum: Trump's big mouth may have wrote a check his ass can't cash. Same thing I was thinking. We can sit back and see just how much racist-hate rhetoric about Mexicans he spews from here on out. When Trump made that statement, I think my mouth dropped open in disbelief, then I remembered that it hasn't been that long ago that Republicans used the same racist-hate speech and spread the same stereotype Propaganda against Black people as their 'dog whistles' to get...
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Re: Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Rips Donald Trump Via Twitter Following Second Prison Break

Norland ·
When they screw with blacks with that racial banter, there's NO retaliation. Screw with other people that have tints of variations to their skin, they might not be so lucky. Some of them will punch back with the gusto and show them what death's all about.
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Re: Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Rips Donald Trump Via Twitter Following Second Prison Break

DennisKalita ·
Ego Trump listen to Fox Tabloid and repeats what they say. That's his campaign.
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Re: Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Rips Donald Trump Via Twitter Following Second Prison Break

NSpirit ·
The Mexicans showed Trump a thing or 2. I don't support drug cartels but this type of thing needs to happen more often when whites talk trash in the media. Get in that pocketbook and scare that ass up. No more instant McForgiveness followed by black commentators blaming blacks for everything whites do to us.
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Re: Eight Officers Arrested in Brazil After Executing Black Teens On Camera

Kocolicious ·
Wow! I remember too sista Yemaya. The merchants there had paid the police to kill the children who slept in the doorway of their stores. These children were thrown out of the homes by their parents who could no longer care for them. I thought this was eradicated a while ago but guess not. Yes it is very sad. Also, I know that since the Cup and The Olympics are coming to Brazil soon....there has been a conscious effort to crack down on crime in 40 of the 60 slums in Rio by the Brazilan...
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Re: Queen Simone Biles Claims Her Olympic Crown At Last

Kocolicious ·
Simone Biles Isn’t The Next Anyone, She’s ‘The First Simone Biles’ The gymnast is in a league of her own. 08/12/2016 05:07 am ET | Updated 3 hours ago 16k Nick Visser Reporter, The Huffington Post CREDIT: PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN/GETTY IMAGES Simone Biles signals to the crowd after winning the gold medal in the women’s individual all around final on Thursday. The breakout star of the U.S. gymnastics team shrugged off comparisons to other Olympic legends after winning the gold medal in the women’s...
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Re: This is sick "Leslie Jones’ Website Taken Down After Horrific Nude Photo Hack"

Kocolicious ·
Celebrities Rally Around Leslie Jones After Vicious Internet Hack Show your #LoveForLeslieJ ❤️ 08/24/2016 03:57 pm ET | Updated 20 minutes ago Carly Ledbetter Entertainment Writer, The Huffington Post X As news of Leslie Jones’ nude photo hack spread on Wednesday, celebrities took to Twitter to voice their support for the actress. Paul Feig, who directed Jones in “Ghostbusters,” joined Questlove, Octavia Spencer, Kathy Griffin and many more to denounce the ho online abuse Jones has endured.
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Re: This is sick "Leslie Jones’ Website Taken Down After Horrific Nude Photo Hack"

Kocolicious ·
Attacks Against Leslie Jones Expose The Evils Of America’s Racism Jones ― like many other black Americans ― is sadly seen to some as not worthy of even the most basic levels of dignity and respect. 08/25/2016 11:53 am ET 2.6k Lilly Workneh Black Voices Senior Editor, The Huffington Post GREGG DEGUIRE VIA GETTY IMAGES Leslie Jones is bright, beautiful and deserves better. “On my worst day I can’t think of this type of hate to put out.” That was the response from Leslie Jones in July when she...
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Re: Queen Simone Biles Claims Her Olympic Crown At Last

Kocolicious ·
Biles wins women's vault gold Aug 14th 2016 3:01PM X RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - All-around champion Simone Biles scooped her third gold medal at the Olympics when she soared to victory in the vault final. The American beat world champion Maria Paseka of Russia with a score of 15.966 from her two vaults. Paseka claimed silver and Switzerland's Giulia Steingruber pipped India's Dipa Karmakar by 0.15 of a point to take bronze. View image on Twitter Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina,...
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Re: How the gymnastics world changed, and then turned, on Gabby Douglas

Kocolicious ·
Haters, Leave Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas The F Alone “It was hurtful,” she told reporters about the barrage of criticism she’s received on social media. 08/15/2016 11:42 am ET | Updated 3 hours ago 18k Emma Gray Executive Women’s Editor, The Huffington Post SEAN M. HAFFEY VIA GETTY IMAGES Gabby Douglas: A f**king champ who has zero time for any online hate that gets thrown her way. The Olympics are a time to celebrate beautiful team spirit, unbelievable athletic prowess and a...
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Re: LGBT is now considered Minority Status

RadioRaheem ·
the Olympics are on now, so.... http://www.economist.com/blogs...ialraceoftheolympics The Economist explains Why the women’s 800m will be the most controversial race of the Olympics Aug 15th 2016, 23:03 BY M.J. THE oldest world record in outdoor athletics is the women’s 800m. The time to beat, of 1:53.28, was set by Jarmila Kratochvílova of Czechslovakia in July 1983. No woman this century—and only one other in history—has run under 1:54. Yet there is some chance that this record will be...
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Re: Queen Simone Biles Claims Her Olympic Crown At Last

Kocolicious ·
Superstar Simone Biles Wins Her Fourth Gold Medal And Makes History She’s the first woman gymnast in a generation to win this many gold medals. 08/16/2016 02:25 pm ET | Updated 2 hours ago 12k Chloe Angyal Front Page Editor, The Huffington Post ASSOCIATED PRESS Simone Biles performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women’s apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT It’s official: Simone Biles is the first U.S. gymnast ever to win four...
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Re: Queen Simone Biles Claims Her Olympic Crown At Last

Kocolicious ·
Simone Biles Pulls The Perfect Face When Bob Costas Says She Just Became Famous TFW you’re told you’re newly famous but you’re Simone Biles. 08/17/2016 10:22 am ET | Updated 11 hours ago 5.2k Maxwell Strachan Senior Editor, The Huffington Post TWITTER Correct reaction. Before Simone Biles ever set foot in Rio, many considered her to be the greatest gymnast ever. She had already become the first woman to win back-to-back-to-back world championships , and anyone who knows anything about...
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Re: The Olympics Are Always A Disaster For Poor People

Norland ·
If "leaders" really cared about the people they're selected to overrule there'd be NO POOR PEOPLE ANYWHERE. All these fuckers just care about is enhancing their pockets. The Clintons were supposed to give Haiti millions or billions that was designated for them, the people haven't received the money yet and lots are still living in tents since that devastating hurricane. Both Clintons look line they're about to DROP DEAD ANY SECOND, with Orange FUCKFACE following closely after, but they're...
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Re: LGBT is now considered Minority Status

RadioRaheem ·
Congrats to Caster on making it to the Finals in the 800M. https://www.yahoo.com/news/sem...-064126611--spt.html Semenya cruises through to 800m final August 19, 2016 View photos Caster Semenya (RSA) of South Africa competes. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler By Mitch Phillips RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Caster Semenya qualified for the Olympic women's 800 metres final with supreme ease on Thursday and, barring a catastrophe, appears nailed on for gold in Saturday's final. The South African,...
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Re: Calling Idris Elba 'Too Street' Is Racist, Just Not For The Reason You Think

Norland ·
All I know about Shaft is that THEME song. Oh, God, Isaac Hayes!!! I've never seen the movie Shaft; but I could have a serious freak out right now, listening to that "shut yo' mouth! I'm just talking 'bout Shaft". I ain't too much into movies and the make believe and the phony. Do like the animated though: Cinderella, Rio, the Penguins (Happy Feet), etc. Dark brown skinned men freak out the Palest of the palest of men and that's the way it is. They get scared to the point of making bullets ...
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Re: Brittney Griner’s Ex Wants $20,000 a Month in Spousal Support

RadioRaheem ·
http://www.nydailynews.com/ent...ay-article-1.2680055 WNBA star Brittney Griner harassed with ‘Happy Father’s Day’ comments on Twitter facebook 29 Tweet email Avery Warley (l.) of the New York Liberty boxes out against Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury at a game in 2014. (BARRY GOSSAGE/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES) BY MICAELA HOOD NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, June 20, 2016, 1:16 AM Women's Basketball star Brittney Griner had to shut down Internet trolls after they wouldn't stop wishing her a Happy...
 
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