Tagged With "Women of Color Helped Bring Forth"

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Redefining Representation: The Women of the 116th Congress

sunnubian ·
Redefining Representation: The Women of the 116th Congress Photographs by ELIZABETH D. HERMAN and CELESTE SLOMAN JAN. 14, 2019 Just over a century ago, Jeannette Rankin of Montana won a seat in the House of Representatives, becoming the first woman ever elected to federal office. In 1917, 128 years after the first United States Congress convened, she was sworn into its 65th session. One hundred and two years later, one has become 131 — the number of women serving in both chambers of the...
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Liberia's Peacebuilder

sunnubian ·
Liberia's Peacebuilder Barbara Crossette July 19, 2012 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee speaks at the Interchurch Center, Friday, October 7, 2011, in New York. Leymah Gbowee confronted armed forces in Liberia to demand that they stop using rape as a weapon. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)   Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian who mustered her desperate, angry countrywomen into a peace movement that helped bring down the violent regime of their president Charles Taylor, is steadily attracting...
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Ending Rape Illiteracy

sunnubian ·
Ending Rape Illiteracy Jessica Valenti <abbr class="published" title="2012-10-23T16:38:42-14400">on October 23, 2012 - 4:38 PM ET</abbr> This week, a DC-based feminist group projected the phrase “rape is rape” onto the US Capitol building. The action was meant to highlight survivors’ stories and bring attention to the way rape is often mischaracterized. The sentiment may seem an obvious one—who doesn’t understand what rape is?—but the message, sadly, is much needed. Tuesday...
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Members of Congress wear yellow roses to celebrate 100th anniversary House passing 19th amendment

sunnubian ·
Last week, members of the U.S. House of Representatives wore yellow roses to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment in the lower chamber on May 21, 1919. June 4 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment by the two-thirds Congressional majority – an action that sent the amendment granting women the right to vote to the states for ratification. But we must not forget that while the 19th Amendment was momentous, the reality was that it did not grant the franchise...
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Phoenix Serial Killer Targeting People Of Color, Cops Say

sunnubian ·
Phoenix Serial Killer Targeting People Of Color, Cops Say Since April, five men and women between the ages of 12-32 were killed in Maryvale, a neighborhood in Phoenix. Written By Charise Frazier 1 day ago I nvestigators in a Phoenix suburb are working to piece together evidence that will lead them to a cold-blooded killer who targets victims of color. Since April, five men and women between the ages of 12-32 were killed in Maryvale, a neighborhood in Phoenix. All of the slayings resemble one...
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Eight Stereotypes About Black Women That Need to Die

sunnubian ·
Eight Stereotypes About Black Women That Need to Die By G. Ann Wilkerson on March 30, 2012 @G_AnnWilkerson 3107 Email Share We are Angry Black women are often accused of wearing frowns or scowls and, unfortunately, many of us have perfected the mean mug. But, when was the last time someone asked us “why?” Most of the time we’re just a little frustrated, or annoyed with being overworked, underappreciated, beaten, and used. So, I’m sorry if your attempt to “holla” was rejected. I just wasn’t...
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Black Women; Angry Or Empowered?

sunnubian ·
Black Women; Angry Or Empowered? March 27, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Love them because we cannot do without them AFRICANGLOBE – Sometimes it’s hard to talk to or about Black women without catching heat and inevitably hearing the now empty catchphrase: “ You hate Black women !” It seems that for some Black women, any disagreement brings down the wrath of the ages . Even if the disagreement is founded in research, or referenced from other Black...
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‘Black Women, Like Black Men, Scar’: Conversation on My Brother’s Keeper Heats Up

sunnubian ·
‘Black Women, Like Black Men, Scar’: Conversation on My Brother’s Keeper Heats Up Dani McClain on June 18, 2014 - 1:12 PM ET Share President Barack Obama reveals his new initiative, "My Brother's Keeper," on February 27, 2014. (Whitehouse.gov) Last Friday, five black men who organized a sign-on letter drawing attention to the shortcomings of President Obama’s initiative for black men and boys, My Brother’s Keeper, held a conference call to make their motivations plain and field questions...
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Re: Hillary Clinton Urges Women Not To Take Any Sh_t

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: This is a crazy machine ....but I will repeat again! Thank you sooooo much for that my sista! I really meant that to, Koco. We, African America, needs an army of Kocos out there right now, and since I know what our children are up against, even if they don't know or understand right now, I truly appreciate people like you that actually do care about our children, any children, but, especially Black children since the odds are so often stacked against them.
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Re: Hillary Clinton Urges Women Not To Take Any Sh_t

Kocolicious ·
Sorry yall...since the kick off of the hoiday seasons, I've had to deal with some CRAZY azz women trying to control my program when they don't KNOW a damn thang about what I do. They just SEE the finished product. Dontcha just hate that shyte? I do. Trying to appear ALL IMPORTANT!!! And scare of the kids at the same time. This happens to me EVERY holiday in the hood. It NEVER fails. Makes me want to STOP doing this. Seriously, And many of these women have degrees and are accomplished. But...
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Re: Hillary Clinton Urges Women Not To Take Any Sh_t

Kocolicious ·
@ Sista Sunnubian: My sista....you MADE me cry. Cuz there has been many times I felt unapprecicated in my OWN community with my OWN people trying to HELP our children to the point where I've had to ALWAYS to defend myself FROM own PEOPLE...especially the hood rat adults and the so-called academic elites. And testimony is how I am ALWAYS met with opposition here on the board with some of the brothas who don't totally understand the social increments I am implementing in our culture. They...
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The Assam Rape Festival In India Begins This Week

sunnubian ·
The Assam Rape Festival In India Begins This Week Posted about 1 week ago | 1 comment 568K 54 in Share Email Pictured here is the starting of last year’s Assam Rape Festival, which locals say was a big success. Assam, INDIA — Men in India are already beginning to celebrate as the annual Assam Rape Festival is just days away. Every non-married girl age 7-16 will have the chance to flee to safety or get raped. Madhuban Ahluwalia who heads up the annual festival told reporters why the event is...
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Finding Our Missing: Minority, Missing, and Ignored

sunnubian ·
FRI NOV 14, 2014 AT 01:09 PM PST Black Kos, Week In Review by Black Kos 227 Comments / 227 New Finding Our Missing Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar One Monday morning last month, I turned my television on to find that all three cable news channels (CNN, MSNBC, and Fox) were talking about Hannah Graham. Graham, a University of Virginia student, had gone missing and was last seen on video surveillance being trailed by a suspicious-looking character. That evening, Anderson Cooper's (CNN)...
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Re: The Army's "Policy" of Racial Extortion and Racial Discrimination

Norland ·
Africans in America are not wanted and are not liked ANYWHERE IN AMERICA. That's why we're having all these problems with these Europeans (that's what they really are). They stole a country, they needed help, they stole Africans, the job's long been completed, we've become a burden to these fuckers because they made no arrangements to get RID OF US when the party was over. Perhaps they thought SLAVERY NEVER WOULD BE OVER; and possibly THEY'RE RIGHT!! I know after all that fire and tear gas,...
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Priestesses, Power, and Politics

sunnubian ·
There is so much to say about women's spiritual leadership. In this time of fragmented and toxic culture, we don't even have words adequate to describe the breadth of heritages and practices. Most people would define priestess as a woman who leads ritual. But there are a range of names and culturally-defined meanings, including shaman, medicine woman, diviner, spirit-medium, oracle, sibyl and wisewoman. Countless ethnic titles such as machi, sangoma, eem, babaylan and mae de santo provide...
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Re: The Army's "Policy" of Racial Extortion and Racial Discrimination

Norland ·
If caught in a situation where bullets are flying, I don't think there's a nary person of whatever color or hair texture worrying about color or hair texture. I believe surviving with head and hair in tact takes precedence.
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‘You look like the help’: the disturbing link between Asian skin color and status [i.e., SOUND FAMILIAR? THE GLOBAL 'DIVIDE-AND-CONQUER' PSYCHOLOGY PLAYED ON ALL MINORITIES]

sunnubian ·
FAIREST OF THEM ALL 8 / 25 / 16 8 AM ‘You look like the help’: the disturbing link between Asian skin color and status Outside a hotel lobby in Toronto earlier this year, an elderly Asian woman stopped my mother and me to ask what time a tour bus would be arriving. Then, the woman asked in broken English: “Are you Philippine?” “Yes,” my mom replied. “Ahh, you look Korean!” the woman exclaimed. My mother graciously thanked her. I darted my eyes, offended and confused at the implication that...
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Re: Jury Selected For Cop Who Allegedly Raped 13 Black Women; Twitter Questions Lack of Media Coverage

RadioRaheem ·
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...amp;section=politics All white jury and mostly male jury... Expect some BS in 5,4,3,2.... Flawed Jury Selection Methods Could Favor White Ex-Cop Who Allegedly Raped Black Women Defense attorneys can be given leeway to choose jurors more likely to side with their client. Julia Craven Politics Reporter, The Huffington Post Posted: 11/04/2015 01:42 PM EST | Edited: 1 hour ago Twelve white jurors will ultimately decide if Daniel Holtzclaw, 28, a former Oklahoma...
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Re: Asian Students Sue Harvard Over Admissions That Favor Black Students

GoodMan ·
I decided to go out of my way to the source. Asian American news outlets are hard to find, but I found a good one, and the are discussing Affirmative Action. And for all intents and purposes they are in favor of removing it. http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/...et/hard-part-getting By most measures, Harrison Kim is a successful high school student. Not only does he have stellar grades, the 18-year-old senior from Sammamish, WA, also plays guitar in a high school rock band and regularly performs...
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Re: Being Black In India: ‘We Are Seen As Demons’

sunnubian ·
INDIA WAS INITIALLY A BLACK LAND, AND CONSIDERED PART OF AFRICA, IN FACT, A 'SECOND' ETHIOPIA [i.e., AFRICA USED TO BE CALLED "ETHIOPIA" BY THE GREEKS, ETC.]; THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO BLACK PEOPLE OF INDIA THAT HAPPENED TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN: ANCIENT AFRICA AND EARLY INDIA E xceptionally valuable writings reflecting close relationships between Africa and early India have existed for more than two thousand years. In the first century B.C.E., for example, the famous...
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African American Ministers on VAWA: Stop Putting Women’s Lives in Danger

sunnubian ·
African American Ministers on VAWA: Stop Putting Women’s Lives in Danger Washington, DC – Today members of People For the American Way Foundation’s African American Ministers Leadership Council expressed deep concern about the House of Representatives’ failure to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Rev. Brendolyn Jenkins-Boseman of Camden, South Carolina, chair of the African American Ministers Leadership Council, released the following statement: “Violence against women is an...
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"The War We Are Living" - Afro-Colombian women fight to protect their gold-rich land.

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The War We Are Living November 1, 2011 Watch the full episode: Women, War And Peace: The War We Are Living Airs Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV Credit: Courtesy of Oscar Bernal Above: Francia Márquez, leader of the Afro-Colombian community of La Toma, Suarez, delivers a speech at a government meeting on May 26, 2010. The community faces the threat of eviction from their ancestral lands due to authorization of mining licenses without their prior consultation. Thursday, October...
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Gabby Douglas Covers ESSENCE 'Women Of The Year'

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Gabby Douglas Covers ESSENCE 'Women Of The Year' Issue In Glamorous Black And Gold Dress (PHOTO) FOLLOW: Video , Allyson Felix , Essence Magazine , Gabrielle Douglas , Michell Obama , Robin Roberts , Sanya Richards-Ross , Bv-Fashion-Beauty , Sunday Magazine , Carmelita Jeter , Essence , Essence Magazine 2012 Women Of The Year , Gabby Douglas , Gabby Douglas Essence , Gabby Douglas Hair , Black Voices News Remember when we shared the behind-the-scenes video of Olympic gold medalist Gabby...
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Re: Feminine Power!

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Feminine Power!

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Hey America! Can you please stop killing our (usually) innocent Black male children now?

sunnubian ·
Daily Kos Staff, Front Page RSS Daily Kos editors Profile Diaries (list) SUN DEC 02, 2012 AT 05:00 PM PST Hey America! Can you please stop killing our (usually) innocent Black male children now? by shanikka Follow for Daily Kos 423 Comments / 423 New Jordan Russell Davis, Another Statistic I'm now at the place where I am 100% comfortable saying that it is yet again open season on Black people, especially young Black men, in America. With Jordan Davis' murder last week, I fell off the psychic...
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Re: THE ASSASSINATION OF THE BLACK WOMAN; OF THE BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMAN

Kocolicious ·
Wow! In the LAND of the free world....nothing really changed except of course that black women are being forced in other part of the world to participate in FGM.[Men always wanna control our coochies....] That's the only difference and still there is a sick desire to continue to subjegate the descendants of African greatness: the goddess of chocolate skin. The white male depiction in this short film is absolutely on the money....and it is a dominance thang and also having complete control...
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The 2 Strains on Black Women's Finances

sunnubian ·
For some black women, economy and willingness to aid family strains finances View Photo Gallery —  A Washington Post-Kaiser survey suggests that, for some black women, economic woes and a willingness to aid family members can put a strain on By Ylan Q. Mui and Chris L. Jenkins , Published: February 5 The Great Recession carried special pain for black women like Jane Ladson. She had always been the one her family turned to when they needed help, and she didn’t hesitate to give it. She helped...
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Re: The Army's "Policy" of Racial Extortion and Racial Discrimination

RadioRaheem ·
Originally Posted by Norland: If caught in a situation where bullets are flying, I don't think there's a nary person of whatever color or hair texture worrying about color or hair texture. I believe surviving with head and hair in tact takes precedence. + true, I think they are using this as a tactic so that they wont promote a sista that deserves it, but didn't conform to the 'hair rules'.
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“Ain’t I A Woman?”

sunnubian ·
Embracing Black Feminism: “Ain’t I A Woman?” WEDNESDAY JAN 4, 2012 – BY KIRSTEN WEST SAVALI During my childhood in the Deep South — surrounded by antebellum homes, plantations and the residual psychological, physiological and emotional damage of slavery — being called a “woman” was almost considered an insult. “Woman” implied something basic, crude, unfinished — a woman was nothing if she wasn’t a “lady.” A “lady” understood the pivotal role she played in the lives of her family and...
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Re: OXFAM IS CALLING BLACK WOMEN AND CHILDREN "PROSTITUTES" TO WHITEWASH THE ATROCIOUS RAPE OF BLACK WOMEN AND CHILDREN BY SUPPOSED "AID" WORKERS AND "PEACEKEEPERS"

Kocolicious ·
I'm not surprised to hear this. African women have raped since the Arabs invaded Africa. And no acknowledgment is ever given...except with a sex slave [white girl] is raped then it's world news. That's why I don't trust so called volunteers who go and say they want to help the poor. Yep they wannaa help the poor alright....help the poor women/children with their method; called rape. This is what pedophilia comes from i.e. Europeans preying on unsuspecting women/children because of the poor...
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10 Things The Romney Campaign Doesn't Want You To Know About Paul Ryan

sunnubian ·
10 Things The Romney Campaign Doesn't Want You To Know About Paul Ryan Posted on August 13, 2012 by Marika Share this now! Most people don’t know just how bad Romney’s VP choice is. So we made this list of 10 things to know about Paul Ryan. Read it, then share it with everyone. The future of America is on the line—from a woman’s right to choose to our economy. <script type="text/javascript"></script> A MoveOn original. Paid for by MoveOn.org Political Action. 10 Things to know...
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WOMEN'S NEWS NETWORK

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About “Believing in the power of news ‘Media for Good’ WNN – Women News Network creates a powerful voice in the coverage of global women through human rights journalism.” Starting from a writing assignment to cover global women’s news for the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2006, director Lys Anzia saw the vital need to report the many times hard and suffering stories of women. WNN news stories have appeared on UN affiliate and agency publications through WUNRN – Women’s UN Report...
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What It’s Like to Be Black and Pregnant When You Know How Dangerous That Can Be

sunnubian ·
What It’s Like to Be Black and Pregnant When You Know How Dangerous That Can Be I knew I had a find a way to have a healthy birth—despite what the statistics were telling me. By Dani McClain Twitter YESTERDAY 6:00 AM Facebook Twitter Email Print New life : The author with her daughter, age 4 weeks. (Julianna Boehm) I t’s a Sunday afternoon in July, and I’m lying on my bed trying to calm down. The month’s rapid-fire events are hitting me square in the gut. Today, someone agitated by in Baton...
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Celebrity Siblings Meagan and La’Myia Good Fuse Philanthropy and Fashion

sunnubian ·
Celebrity Siblings Meagan and La’Myia Good Fuse Philanthropy and Fashion These famous sisters are using their platform to reach young women in underserved areas by Daron Pressley Posted: August 25, 2016 A- A A+ (Image: Siblings’ Actress Meagan and singer La’Miya Good, The Greater Good Foundation) In 2014, celebrity siblings, actress Meagan Good and singer La’Myia Good , founded The Greater Good Foundation, with a mission to enhance the quality of life for all young women through one-on-one...
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The Politics And Culture Of Skin Bleaching In Sudan

sunnubian ·
The Politics And Culture Of Skin Bleaching In Sudan December 26, 2013 | Filed under: Africa , Featured | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 29 Political Islam in Sudan is hellbent on destroying the African race AFRICANGLOBE – The past 25 years have witnessed fundamental sociopolitical and cultural changes in Sudan. Women have been the terrain of many of the uneasy shifts in the country, even down to their skin, they are now being encouraged to practice skin bleaching She is in her twenties,...
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Trial for HIV Prevention Gel Halted, No Protection Shown (After "Testing" On African Women)

sunnubian ·
(After "Testing" On African Women)   HEALTH -- November 28, 2011 at 4:19 PM EDTTrial for HIV Prevention Gel Halted, No Protection ShownBY: TALEA MILLER  Photo by Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images.A clinical trial testing a...
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Ux5: Shorter Maine GOP Legislator: Rape should be legal. No, seriously.

sunnubian ·
TUE JUN 17, 2014 AT 06:22 PM PDT Ux5: Shorter Maine GOP Legislator: Rape should be legal. No, seriously. by Brainwrap Follow Regular dKos followers know that while I'm mostly known these days as the ACA Signups guy, I've been "moonlighting" for the past couple of years as the curator of the Republican Rape Advisory Chart , now up to a whopping 8 volumes. So how the hell did this one from just 3 months ago escape my attention??? Republican: If a Woman Has Right to an Abortion, a Man Should...
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Re: Kid Cudi on current state of hip-hop: ‘It’s holding black people back from growing’

GoodMan ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Well as a woman of course I'm gonna have to disagree simply because the whole core of [black] music is an expression of LOVE and AWARENESS. Love is self-explanatory but musical awareness [in terms of its influence on black people] have several meanings to it. Black music for the most part has been RAPED by those [stupid ass black folks] who misunderstand the history of it. The main focus of African American music when it came out of field songs and Negro...
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Re: Being Black In India: ‘We Are Seen As Demons’

sunnubian ·
"White people are crazy!!!" ********************************************************* Please, Indians are not "White" people [no matter what "treaties" the make with the United States to allow them to SAY they are "White" in this country], they are a race of African descended mulattoes . India was a Black nation before it was invaded and taken over by Asiatics. These Aryrans/'Asiatics' didn't bring wives with them in battle, so what women do you think the invaders raped/mated with initially.
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Re: Blended Families: Younger Women Dating Older Men: A Quick Reality Check

Kocolicious ·
Very interesting. Coming from an older woman I suggest to ladies in their 20s and 30s to do the work on YOURSELVES first. A lot of times young women come into relationships with older men with unresolved issues of their own and thus do not have the tools or skills to handle or understand an older gentlemen's perspective. Most times, young women come into the fold expecting to be taken care of financially by the older men because of the age difference and use that to manipulate the process.
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Re: Blended Families: Younger Women Dating Older Men: A Quick Reality Check

NineGPS-karla ·
Great points! It can not hurt them to try to play chess or checkers in the process. When I say "strategic", I mostly mean just being as thoughtful and directed about one's love life as they are about their education or career, for example. Prince Charming is probably not going to just bop you over the head and propose! Also, as a matchmaker, I fundamentally believe that anyone and everyone can find a mate and be happy. By following a few important steps in both the dating and courtship...
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Re: Blended Families: Younger Women Dating Older Men: A Quick Reality Check

Kocolicious ·
I hear ya my sista! Plus I was checking to see if you were a troll. Now that I know you're a real person. Welcome to the board. Hi my name is Kocolicious. At AA.org you will definitely find stimulating and thought provoking issues here. You have been warned. But!
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Re: Blended Families: Younger Women Dating Older Men: A Quick Reality Check

NineGPS-karla ·
Thanks for the welcome! I am very much a real person.
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Re: The Assam Rape Festival In India Begins This Week

sunnubian ·
And this country actually has Nuclear Weapons
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Re: The Assam Rape Festival In India Begins This Week

Norland ·
Well, it appears their ole "one-eye" is more lethal than any Nuclear weapon will ever be!! Somebody needs to explain to these creeps that the birth canal is responsible for their beyond "nasty, out of control" existence.
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Re: The Assam Rape Festival In India Begins This Week

DennisKalita ·
This story is a prank. No such festival exists. The guys jumping into the water are yogi pilgrims, often ascetic celibates. India is out of line on rapes but not insane.
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Re: The Assam Rape Festival In India Begins This Week

DennisKalita ·
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21010629
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Re: The Assam Rape Festival In India Begins This Week

DennisKalita ·
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Kumbh_Mela
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