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Re: African leaders meet in Ethiopia amid Mali crisis

EbonyRose ·
I have to wonder why there was such swift and decisive action taken (by the French or anyone else!!) to help the people of Mali and crush this 'takeover' ... yet, 100+ people a day have been killed in Syria for almost two years .... and no one is doing anything to stop that slaughter??
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Re: African leaders meet in Ethiopia amid Mali crisis

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I have to wonder why there was such swift and decisive action taken (by the French or anyone else!!) to help the people of Mali and crush this 'takeover' ... yet, 100+ people a day have been killed in Syria for almost two years .... and no one is doing anything to stop that slaughter?? Isn't it an opportunity for Europe/American military to get their foot in the door of Africa? Next there will be a French/European or American "military base" in Mali, you know,...
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Re: African leaders meet in Ethiopia amid Mali crisis

sunnubian ·
Timbuktu librarians protect manuscripts from rebels By Pascal Fletcher JOHANNESBURG | Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:00am EDT (Reuters) - Malian scholars, librarians and ordinary citizens in the rebel-occupied city of Timbuktu are hiding away priceless ancient manuscripts to prevent them from being damaged or looted, a South African academic in contact with them said. Cape Town University's Professor Shamil Jeppie said he was in daily contact with curators and private owners safeguarding tens of...
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African leaders meet in Ethiopia amid Mali crisis

sunnubian ·
African leaders meet in Ethiopia amid Mali crisis <cite class="byline vcard">By KIRUBEL TADESSE | Associated Press – <abbr class="updated" title="2013-01-27T16:28:41Z">Sun, Jan 27, 2013</abbr></cite> Email Share Tweet Print View Photo Associated Press - Heads of the African States pose for a group picture in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday, Jan, 27, 2013, during the African Union Conference. African leaders met in the Ethiopian capital Sunday … more ADDIS ABABA,...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

sunnubian ·
"We must commit ourselves," in both word and deed Ravitch said, "to a system of free, just, and forward minded public education – not testing, privatization schemes, or crazy accountability schemes that take the focus off of what really matters." "If anyone thinks this strike is just another union “ploy” for higher pay or less “working time” they are sorely mistaken," she added. "And while workers should be entitled to protect their rights, the CPS strike is about the heart and soul of...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Fine ·
And rightly so... Originally Posted by sunnubian: Published on Monday, September 10, 2012 by Common Dreams Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform - Common Dreams staff For the first time in a quarter century, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU)—which represents educators, school clinicians, and support staff in the nation's third-largest school district—is on strike today after weekend negotiations with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ended on Sunday without agreement on...
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Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, September 10, 2012 by Common Dreams Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform - Common Dreams staff For the first time in a quarter century, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU)—which represents educators, school clinicians, and support staff in the nation's third-largest school district—is on strike today after weekend negotiations with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ended on Sunday without agreement on contract disputes that have been ongoing since June.
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Re: AMERICA, SOLD OUT!

nuggyt ·
The AFL-CIO has much to do with the jobs going overseas in the first place.
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Re: AMERICA, SOLD OUT!

Kocolicious ·
Like Freida Payne sings[yall remember her...dontcha?]....it's time to bring the jobs come. Like the vietnam song...bring the boys home....it is the SAME concern of ownership in that...those jobs BELONG to us...as in United States. And until America removes this massa mentality of its corporate mindset....more jobs will continue sent overseas and the wake-up call will be THEIR children not being able to become self-sufficent through inheritence. Cuz its kinda hard overseeing the plantation...
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Re: AMERICA, SOLD OUT!

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by nuggyt: The AFL-CIO has much to do with the jobs going overseas in the first place. Please elaborate.
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AMERICA, SOLD OUT!

sunnubian ·
   Bring Jobs Home  Tags: jobs   
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BLACK LABOR HISTORY: Myers, Isaac (1835-1891)

sunnubian ·
Home › Encyclopedia Entry Type › People Myers, Isaac (1835-1891) Back to Online Encyclopedia Index Image Ownership: Public Domain Isaac Myers, a labor leader and mason, was born in Baltimore on January 13, 1835. He was the son of free parents but grew up in a slave state. Myers received his early education from a private day school of a local clergyman, Rev. John Fortie, since the state of Maryland provided no public education for African American children at the time. At 16 years, he became...
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African Americans and the American Labor Movement

sunnubian ·
African Americans and the American Labor Movement By James Gilbert Cassedy The records of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) have been, and will remain, indispensable to the study of African American labor history. Thirty NARA record groups (approximately 19,711 cubic feet of documentary material) document the activities of federal agencies whose core missions pertained to labor and labor management relations. There are also many other record groups that contain material...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Xumbrarchist ·
Why not have a National Recommended Reading List regardless of the public schools or the corporations? The Tyranny of Words (1938) by Stuart Chase http://www.anxietyculture.com/tyranny.htm http://archive.org/details/tyrannyofwords00chas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9H1StY1nU8 The Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh From the Lemonade Stand http://www.exceltip.com/book-1570713960.html http://www.fool.com/personal-f...unting-gamequot.aspx The Screwing of the Average Man by David Hapgood...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
I am so in two minds about this .... ...... I'm not sure what I think!! On the one hand .... the teachers are absolutely right about ridiculousness of "standardized testing." It never should have happened ... and should have been done away with looonnnngggggg time ago!! I don't think teachers should be faulted for the failure of NCLB, They were mandated to follow President Idiot's education plan. And the fact that it had no chance of success ... and actually put public education two steps...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
I agree with you my sista. It is confusing as hell especially when one is no better than the other..depending where you are and who you talk to. As for Emmanual? Well it seems he just wanted to be in charge of something. He didn't want to be someone's assistant even if it was the President of the United States. But! For me the children are the ones who will continue to lose this fight. It's sad. Cuz we gotta have some type of uniform education....otherwise the kids are gonna be f'd up in the...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
If this is what they are talking about...I agree too my sista. But I heard this before. And if this was the consensus[sp], why have teachers drop the ball for twenty year or more? I say this cuz a lotta children aren't LEARNING. And these same children who didn't learn are the ones who are trying to promote this privatization of schools, charter and home schools, online learning and what's the other term? Deprofessionalism of teachers? Sounds like a play with words to me. Cuz tests don't...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
You know, Ms. Koco ... one of the most startling - and thought-provoking - things I heard during the Democratic Convention was the statistic of how LOW on the list the United States is EDUCATIONALLY compared to the other industrialized countries in the world!! (I can't remember if it was 13th or 26th??? ) But, whatever it was was P-I-T-I-F-U-L ... for a nation that CLAIMS to be the superpower of the world!! Our children/citizens are so uneducated that we have to recruit MORE intelligent...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
Sista ER wrote: Now ... all these politicians and teachers' unions and teachers and parents and everybody else can talk and debate and point fingers at each other ... but the FACTS and STATISTICS don't lie!! Our people have been getting dumber and dumber as the years have gone by!! Even SADDER than that is the fact that a lot of the people we're bring over here to do the high-skilled jobs that our people can't .... were actually trained HERE at OUR colleges and universities!!! Yep! But the...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I am so in two minds about this .... ...... I'm not sure what I think!! On the one hand .... the teachers are absolutely right about ridiculousness of "standardized testing." It never should have happened ... and should have been done away with looonnnngggggg time ago!! Standardised testing makes sense but WHAT IS IT? Just because it is standardised does not mean it is not stupid. They imply that just because it is standardised it is valid. They could be...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
Well....what the standardize form they are debating over....folks who are AMERICANS are sucking up OUR jobs in droves. So apparently this standardization is working for them! Cuz our kids cannot even compete on own so-called standardized terms level. And it is that.....that makes this all the more stupid and backwards. I say...let's get back to the basics of education and build on the foundation there. Cuz if you can't read or write or even count.....you are NOT going to be in the game. And...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
I HATE that I can't edit .... I meant to say" WHATEVER the standardized form they are debating" and so on...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: I just don't understand where this system have gone sooooooooo wrong. I do. It happened through the breakdowns of both the community and the family as a 'unit'. I would say both integration - which fractured our sense of "community" and the "village" form of raising/rearing our young ... and the disintegration of the traditional family structure are to blame, probably in equal parts. Or you could pick one over the other. The results would still be the same.
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

sunnubian ·
Don't forget the fact that parents can now be arrested and imprisoned for disciplining their child, (and the child(ren) know this). I do believe that integration was the number one occurrence that did the most damage to African America, not because I am against integration or anything, it's just a fact of circumstance. If African Americans were still segregated, Black people would have seen things like the following as stuff White people did and not as anything particularly pertaining to...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
@Sista ER. You definitely HIT the nail with the hammer. You are exactly right. And as a result of the motivation and demand of our parents and community a lotta of us skip grades. I skipped three times...which led to eventually graduating from high school at the age of 16. Which NOW I believe my parents should have kept my butt back with the rest of kids my age. Cuz I was NOT mentally ready to associate with college students at such an early stage of my development-just not.(I did a lotta...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Oh...and I rememba a time when one of my peers got pregnant, she suddenly disappeared to live with a relative light years away.....then BOOM! She's back trying to catch up in school work while babysitting her mysterious little cousin who came to live with the family. We never connected the dots. And...on top of that we kids never knew her disapperance was a result of a baby-even though we saw her with this "baby" [cousin] daily. That's how our parents kept...
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Chicago to Shutter 50 Public Schools: Is Historic Mass Closure an Experiment in Privatization?

sunnubian ·
Chicago to Shutter 50 Public Schools: Is Historic Mass Closure an Experiment in Privatization? 'They are conducting a very massive ... irreversible experiment here on other people’s children.' <cite>Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Vlue</cite> May 28, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. <form action="/newsletter/subscribe" method="get"> <input class="searcha" id="newsletter-subscribe-block-edit-email"...
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Re: Central African Republic President Overthrown, Flees To Cameroon

Yemaya ·
Rebels or European backed coup? Another former French colony on the African continent falls. I wonder if this has something to do with the French having an active presence again.
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Re: Central African Republic President Overthrown, Flees To Cameroon

Yemaya ·
Excuse me I wonder how much of this has to do with France having military in Africa. Because I'm sure this is a contributing factor.
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Re: Central African Republic President Overthrown, Flees To Cameroon

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Excuse me I wonder how much of this has to do with France having military in Africa. Because I'm sure this is a contributing factor. I'm sure that all depends, depends on what natural resources the African country has that France wants or wants to control.
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Norland ·
If these fellas pictured could speak the "queens" English, they'd fit right in with many of the so-called "blacks" living in America. I wish everyone in the world could have DNA tests, so that this racism crap could be extinguished completely. Bunches of folks ain't who they think they are.
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Yemaya ·
Now can we have the open and honest discussion about how Islam was used by Arabs like Christianity was used by Europeans to enslave Africans??
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Kocolicious ·
The discussion will be hard cuz you have black muslims that reject the idea that their Arabic brothers enslaved them. It is a form of mygnostic brotherhood. And until we can point the finger DIRECTLY in the faces of the Arabs and 'say you started this and you should end this....now," there will be no conversations. Cuz even TODAY Arabs think they are BETTER than Africans. Which is a joke cuz many upon many Arabs have black blood running through their veins this very day. So I personally is...
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Kocolicious ·
Oh they also invented this light skin dark skin racism. Massa didn't invent it....it was already in place when he came over in Africa. Guess who taught him? But!
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Now can we have the open and honest discussion about how Islam was used by Arabs like Christianity was used by Europeans to enslave Africans?? Not with a frame that has been shown over and over to be false. *lets keep it 100, there are people who only pretend to give a sh*t about this topic because they want to argue that Islam is just another product of white people that should be treated just like Christianity. The moment its shown that there are very REAL...
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

sunnubian ·
But that still does not justify the fact that Arabs have never stopped enslaving Black Africans or the fact that slavery is still legal in places like Mauritania and other northern African countries that have been invaded and taken over by Arabs. It is far too obvious that some Black Africans are conditioned to invade, murder and sell into slavery, other Africans(Blacks) under the guise of acceptance , [i.e., 'tolerance' ] into the Islamic faith, where in reality, they are merely being used...
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: But that still does not justify the fact that Arabs have never stopped enslaving Black Africans or the fact that slavery is still legal in places like Mauritania and other northern African countries that have been invaded and taken over by Arabs. It is far too obvious that some Black Africans are conditioned to invade, murder and sell into slavery, other Africans(Blacks) under the guise of acceptance , [i.e., 'tolerance' ] into the Islamic faith, where in...
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by Yemaya: Now can we have the open and honest discussion about how Islam was used by Arabs like Christianity was used by Europeans to enslave Africans?? Not with a frame that has been shown over and over to be false. *lets keep it 100, there are people who only pretend to give a sh*t about this topic because they want to argue that Islam is just another product of white people that should be treated just like Christianity. The moment...
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Yemaya ·
Also Dr. Clarke discussed this at length back in the late 1980's early 1990s.
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: This isn't a matter of "justification" any more that Post Tramutic Slave Disorder is "excuse making". The issue is the discussion of history and the historical record and not a revised history that with the agenda of making Islam "anti African". Beyond that, I'll ask the same question I've asked in other threads. How do you define an "Arab"? Who and what are "Arab"? The question isn't if African Islamic can be discussed. It is, and has been for some...
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Also Dr. Clarke discussed this at length back in the late 1980's early 1990s. Could you find any of that information to post or post a reference?
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Yemaya ·
I mean I had to Google this, but alright here's your posting.
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Yemaya ·
Now who is bold enough to attempt to discredit Dr. Clarke's work?
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Also Dr. Clarke discussed this at length back in the late 1980's early 1990s. Dr. Clarke's material is important to this discussion, but we cannot treat his material as if it is above the same scrutiny as others or as if his findings are not subject to "mistakes". There is lengthy analysis concerning the ethnography of Arabs that is all but ignored while using Dr. Clarke's material to justify not actually engaging the data or subject he covered. I cannot say what...
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Muhammad Cipher ·
And this is why there's a huge problem with discussing this. Despite posting material that deals DIRECTLY with the subject in as much detail as you can hope to have, there persist the idea that "Black Muslims just dont wanna deal with it". To be blunt....its pure Bullshit. There's no excuse making for any part of wrong doing in the name of Islam any more than there is on the part of any other African culture. Bottom line is, if where going to discuss it, you cant just make stuff up that has...
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Yemaya ·
Well bottom line is I don't mess with any of it as it's all a turn off for me, Christianity, Judaism, Islam or as I affectionately call them the Big 3. No one wants to have a critical or counter analysis of what they believe or think. But Ok, whatever.
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Well bottom line is I don't mess with any of it as it's all a turn off for me, Christianity, Judaism, Islam or as I affectionately call them the Big 3. No one wants to have a critical or counter analysis of what they believe or think. But Ok, whatever. Not true. You can offer whatever you wish, but as with any subject there has to be integrity on the matter. You (in general) can't just make stuff because you don't like "The Big 3" nor can you attribute things to...
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Kocolicious ·
Well...folks need to read "The Destruction of Black Civilizations" by Chancellor Williams to get a little glimpse of what the Arabs did to Africans and their mentality on how the veiw "people" in general. But as long as blackfolks STAY loyal to the FIRST massa[Arabs}, there can NEVER be a discussion. As long as the patriarchal "gaze" in terms of our history with them and Europeans stay focused on pretending SLAVERY NEVER "initially" happened with the Arabs.....well it doesn't take a genius...
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

Muhammad Cipher ·
Our brother Chancellor Williams incorrectly identified Arabs as "white". This has been demonstrated time and again. I encourage view the entire lecture, however the 34:00 mark centers on the central claim. Islam and Africa: A Critical Analysis of Dr Chancellor Williams' 'The Destruction of Black Civilization' ( Howard University, Washington DC, on February 13, 2010. )
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Re: Mauritania: An Arab Love Affair With Slavery

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: And this is why there's a huge problem with discussing this. Despite posting material that deals DIRECTLY with the subject in as much detail as you can hope to have, there persist the idea that "Black Muslims just dont wanna deal with it". To be blunt....its pure Bullshit. There's no excuse making for any part of wrong doing in the name of Islam any more than there is on the part of any other African culture. Bottom line is, if where going to discuss it,...
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