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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

UppityNegress ·
Constructive Feedback: thank you for ASS uming you know where I stand. If you have read any of my posts, you would know that I am for voluntary Black separatism and strengthening our own communities economically and politically through self-investment, not through asking the Democrats to through us a bone (or smiling when we perceive the conservatives do). Why do you criticise people who agree with you? At any rate, it doesn't change the fact that it is a f*cked up thing to do to deny a...
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Re: 2005 Lynching

Kweli4Real ·
I saw this article at another site. They got to talking about lynching, defining it and talking about how politicians have misappropriated it [Goolge: Clarence Thomas+High Tech Lynching]. Then they got to questioning how the SC law defines lynching as "any attack on a person by a group that causes injury" [paraphrasing]. They all gave reasons for the disconnect between the SC law and lynching's historic racial context; some even priased the law's "color-blindness." I would argue that the...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
...the legacy of AA, Social Welfare, our disgraceful elected representatives, and/or that no good Black middleclass who praise them. .....and pat yourself on the back if you've distanced yourself from that inept, sleazy, worthless no good Black middleclass..... ********************************** "Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12,...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
Quite right, but it is some Australians, not all Australians. Perhaps the most important process that has been stalled is Reconciliation. A lot of Australians want our federal government to say 'Sorry' to the members of the Stolen Generation, and the indigenous population. There has been a century-long struggle for rights for Aborigines in Australia. What has it achieved? One thing is the right to vote. That it took until the late 1960s is outrageous. Another issue is a treaty. Australia has...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

Sweetwuzzy ·
I think politicians and people need to stop comparing things to such things as slavery, the holocaust, and other dark periods of human history. When people do this, they trivialize slavery,and the plantation. When will people learn !!!!
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

Rowe ·
Sister Marimba Ani (1994), speaking on the collective hypocrisy exhibited by Europeans in Chapter one of her book Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Thought and Behavior believes hypocrisy is a "way of life" for Europeans. She would undoubtedly agree with the explanations you and Brother Nayo have provided. Hypocrisy as a Way of Life Marimba Ani Within the nature of European culture there exists a statement of value or of "moral" behavior that has no meaning for the members of...
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Re: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

Black Viking ·
No kidding! Were they expecting a different result this time? I thought these to words were synonymus in a cops mind. More synonyms. OK Johnson, explain how one of these is somehow worse than the other. There is a reason why we have such a hard time listening to these double speaking politicians, it's because they say crap like this. He won't "apologize", but he has "expressed regret"? If this is even remotely true, how did he get himself into this mess in the first place? What Police...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
That passage is not what I was referring to. Nice of you to arbitrarily pick a random passage and launch into accusations. I'm taking about the "politicians, bobby jo in middle america, NASCAR folks" remark that you linked to. Unlike you, I've never at any point told anyone else what they should post. I don't agree with what MBM said and expressed why. The "firmly and belligerently" remark was tongue-in-cheek. Which is not to say that I havve no problem with stereotypes, before you start...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
I linked to the thread. PERIOD. The whole point of the thread had everything to do with his statement I just hypelinked above. A statement that is right at the top of that page 3 without mention of NASCAR folks. LEARN HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG... You seem to have a thing for wanting to call the dogs off of trolls and OTHER PEOPLE who use plenty of stereotypes, etc. when they register their views. As I recall you were all love, patience and Teach Them. A very different approach even in the face of...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

UppityNegress ·
The cartoons were originally commisioned to test the boundaries of free speech in Denmark. An ethnically Danish author who was writing a pro-Muslim children's book on Islam, couldn't find anyone to illustrate it for fear of violence and persecution from the Muslims in Denmark. He questioned whether political correctness in regards to Muslims was hindering free speech in the country. The newspaper drawings were meant as a test--granted, a rather childish one. The smarter option would have...
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

MidLifeMan ·
Sharpton Slams Blacks for Blindly Supporting Clinton, Democrats By Marc Morano CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer July 29, 2005 Washington (CNSNews.com) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton blasted blacks Thursday for what he described as their blind support of the Democratic Party without demanding anything in return. Sharpton, during his remarks at the National Urban League's annual conference in Washington, noted that his fellow Democrats, including former President Bill...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

toussaint ·
That's actually correct for the most part. We have state capitalism thanks to the regulations that are implemented by politicians under the guise of "protecting [u]name your cause[/u]". People see the problems caused by our state capitlism, and blame the free market, when it is by definition not a free market. You mean the US and EU bullying other countries with trade barriers and farm subsidies? You're pretty much correct again. All the "free trade" agreements aren't really free trade. Just...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

EbonyRose ·
Racial Violence Behind Bars - Time For Straight Talk Between the Black and Latino Communities By Anthony Asadullah Samad The violence that has taken place between Black and Latino inmates in the Los Angeles (and now Riverside and San Bernadino) County Jails has caused both the black and Latino communities to take inventory of their relationship. Future relations will require candor, honesty and some historical reflection that has allowed them to peacefully co-exist for 500 years. Black...
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Re: Abortion ban

Black Viking ·
I share your concern MidLifeMan. But in all fairness, state governments don't have this kind of power. What the S.D. politicians have done is signed legislation that goes into effect if/when Rowe vs. Wade is overturned. These bills don't have any power until then. If Rowe vs. Wade is overturned, then the decision of whether or not abortion is legal immediately goes to the state level. Every state won't follow S.D.'s example. It will go right back to the way it was before Rowe vs. Wade, where...
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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: Neoliberalism As A Descent Into Fascism

Empty Purnata ·
http://prorev.com/fascist.htm
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

HonestBrother ·
For the record, I'll have no peace in this life until I get to personally kick T.D. Jakes' big fat black a** But, back to the topic, I'll follow someone who has vision and puts forward an agenda I can back. West and Dyson? Brilliant guys but they're academics. I read their books but they're not movement leaders or politicians. Their function is to make us think. Jesse was great but is now a relic of the past. Sharpton is a great agitator but has no vision. And that is really the problem...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

xxGAMBITxx ·
If it was'nt for the immigrants this country would economically shut down. Politicians can rant and rave all they want, but they know the truth. The majority of immigrants are actually practicing the TRUE free market system: You go where you can get the best deal in ones mind. For all those other people crying about immigrants, they got a problem with it, they can always pick up the slack and start doing the jobs the immigrants are doing. Oh but that would be too "menial" in thier eyes...
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Re: Creed

FireFly ·
My 2 cents ok. All art is about humanity... one way or the other. People identify with the experience, the emotion, or the energy. Like in a painting... it may move you... you might not know the inspiration behind it... you might want to find out, for sure. It's human to connect with emotion. And true art does connect, whether the story being told is yours or theirs or someone else's. That you are moved is the important thing. That you connect on an emotional or spiritual level with another...
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

keylargo ·
I think education is something that can make a huge difference. We need to teach our kids how to eat properly. This is something I never hear discussed in the Black community. Basic education on vitamins and the food pyramid and the dangers of sugars, etc.... This is the one thing we can control- our diet. A better healthcare system is not in the near future for anyone. Especially when the drug companies are in bed with our politicians. We need to take matters into our own hands and I...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
The 1960's I don't think is early 20th century or for that matter i9th century. And I thought I made it perfectly clear that I don't support either Political Party Democratic Or Republican. All I'm doing is presenting the "facts" and correcting falsehoods. Ignorance of history makes us "libel" to our own times. "Since black politicians and the civil rights establishment preach victimhood to blacks, I'd prefer that they be more explicit when they appear in public fora. Were they to be so,...
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

keylargo ·
I don't agree with everything Dean said in the article. The problem is he is trying too hard to censor himself and is not really speaking his mind. Everytime he says what he really means, people get pissed off. That's just my opinion because I've listened to him a lot. Dean is right about the world-and not just Latin America -reacting against US policies. they don't want leadership that will support US or US-like policies. Also, Capitalism and Democracy in theory should be a positive thing.
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Empty Purnata ·
Do you honestly believe what you are saying? Do you honestly believe our government just wants to talk? Talk about what? Letting our market influence theirs? What is wrong with them being economically independent, pray tell? They are open to dialogue. It's just that we don't want to talk to them. Our goverment refuses to accept anyone that is not a capitalist. Bottom line. I'm not sure if he's saying that either, but I definitely know that's what our business leaders and politicians want.
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

ma'am ·
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

ricardomath ·
Well, we do have "minutemen" on the border...it's only a matter of time... And then there's this...
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Re: Can we please stop referring to people with the epithet "illegal"?

Yemaya ·
I was out at the resturant Finger Lickin' on Bissonet and grabbed a newspaper while waiting on my meal. That's where I read this article about this issue. Once you put it in that perspective, it does seem grossly unfair. People are losing their citizenship everyday, but people can come into the country illegally and the red carpet is rolled out for them?? Obviously, politicians are looking for votes and corporations are looking for cheap labor.
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Re: Can we please stop referring to people with the epithet "illegal"?

Black Viking ·
I agree. But worse, this solution allows them to get cheap labor and votes, while simultaneously putting as many Black folks in prison as possible... denying them both income for their families and voting rights in their communities.
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Re: Can we please stop referring to people with the epithet "illegal"?

Empty Purnata ·
True, but this isn't the fault of the immigrants.
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

leart ·
Ma'am": I didn't understand your Statement about Clinton, so you should re-state it. Anyway, Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar, wasn't he!, and where did he meet Hillary orginally? Was it Yale, my memory is a little shakey right now. Powell was one of the few gifted Leaders who was lucky to get to the higher levels of government when top Politicians were looking for a Black to use as an example. Both Democratic's and Republicans were able to benefit from having Colin in their group. To comment on...
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

Thuso ·
Correcting the System of Unequal Justice requires unrelenting action against the people in authority to properly enforce the laws that are already there. Our problem is that they are used against us in very harmful ways. Recently in Columbus, Ohio, on the same page in the Columbus Dispatch were two articles: A 24 year-old Black man plea-bargained a sentence of 134 years for a string of burglaries, while a white man gets 14 years for murder. This is a blatant example of unequal justice. Black...
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

James Wesley Chester ·
Black lawyers and politicians (who are mostly lawyers) and judges need to do everything possible to avoid allowing young Black men and women from walking into these traps.---Thuso Clearly, you are right. These traps have been used against us from the beginning, the ignorance of our existence. A lot of our adamant stands are grounded in ignorance. Across the board, many of the binding circumstances in which we find ourselves were destinations we were allowed to fall, or were guided, into.
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Re: Welfare

sunnubian ·
I just know that the stero-type of the lazy welfare queen is not true. Even if it is true for a minute amount of people, all people truly in need should not suffer or be stereo-typed because of a few bad apples. Also, I will bet money on the fact that no woman is having another baby to get what amounts to an increase of about 40.00 to 150.00 per month (depending on the state) in welfare benefits; if there is then this woman is working with the mental capacity that the system was designed to...
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Re: Cheney Loses In Court (CBS News/9.12.03)

sergeant ·
Lordy, the lack of education round here is frightening. The blackout occurred mbm, not because Niagra Falls stopped falling or dried up. The blackout occurs because the grid is set up to share energy production based on regional needs, switching occurs regularly. The problem arises when the grid is maxed out of its capacity by having too little energy to meet demand, no reserve or backup energy production, and when there are two few sources of energy on which to rely on in the first place.
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Guest ·
There is a group called "Blacks 4 Clark" already. Read this moving letter sent into the Editors at Africana.com Dear Africana Editor, In the past, African American voters were easy. All a politician had to do was deliver a tearful speech about civil rights and show that he knew at least three words of "We Shall Overcome" or "We Are Family." An on-stage wiggle (on beat or syncopated, didn't matter) was all it took to cinch the majority of the "black vote." Post-inauguration, tearful hymns...
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Re: VOTE

Guest ·
Hello Everyone, As I type the political debate is being aired on KNBC, from 6-9:30 PM, Pacific Time. Very interesting session to which the question and answer session is very open, and frank. Don't care for Arnold Schwarzenegger or Bustamante. The Republican Tom McClintock appears to use common sense approach in reducing taxes, government spending, and improving the economy within California. _______________________________________________ Of Course I Can't Speak for Everyone, but I'm Voting...
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Re: Innocent Blacks rounded up in the "Drug War"

ricardomath ·
The 647,100 figure is the total number of disenfranchised felons (includes those in prison, on probation, on parole, and ex-felons). The figures in that column refer only to those felons who are disenfranchised. (Note that some states have a 0 in that column. Those states have felons, of course, it's just that they can all vote. The same goes for the 204,600 figure. That's the total number of disenfranchised Black male felons. The first percentage, is the percentage of people disenfranchised...
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Re: How many thought Willie Lynch was real?

blaqfist ·
Most of the articles writers claims are just as spurious as the Willie Lynch Letter.. Maybe willie Lynch was real, maybe he wasn't.. The issue of the Willie Lynch Letter is bigger then that. You don't think slave masters, politicians, mayors, ect.., never got together and plotted on ways to keep us slaves? How to keep blacks in perpetual bondage was the real meaning behind the letter
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Re: Black Republicans

Guest ·
All B.S. Aside, Be it Democrat, Republican, Green Party, Peace and Freedom, Independent, and/or Otherwise, the Lesson Learned is that the People Rule and not the Politicians! It is predicted that the same activity can or will occur within any jurisdiction with the U.S., as it pertains to any concerted effort on the part of the people to remove an elected official from office! "Shaken Democrats Take Stock Several contenders stake out positions for 2006 race. While some cast recall as a...
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Re: How Long Will It Take To Recall Schwatznagger?

sergeant ·
California is a state where almost ALL political postitions are held by democrats, hence the absolute failure of the state to keep its polticial machine in line. Arnold won't be recalled, and can't possibly do any worse than davis, who obviously is the worst politician who ever made a shady deal in liberal town. California is the shining example of what happens when liberalism runs amuck. Arnold is the antithesis to crooked politicians, and the people support him. Who are we do say...
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Re: Wolf -oh- witz, scared ______less.

Nmaginate ·
Are you crazy? That was just the Liberal Media reporting all the bad news. There's a lot of good things happening in Iraq. Stupid, arrogant dumbies!! What part about violating people's dignity in their home don't they understand? They must think Iraqis are as gullible as the dumb Americans who believe everything they here and give politicians the benefit-of-a-doubt. It's gonna be hard to save face with this one. First Rumsfeld memo, now Wolfie's Fire Drill... Where's Mountain and the Allied...
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Re: Introduction to Voodoo in Haiti

Afroman ·
Santeria, A Practical Guide to Afro-Caribbean Magic. By Luis M. Nuñez Introduction Santeria is not an archaic religion. It is a vibrant force with five hundred years of continuous history in the Western Hemisphere. Its African roots go back at least as far as Christianity's. Santeria has millions of followers spread across the United States, the Caribbean, Central, and South America. There is Voodoo in Haiti, Macumba in Brazil and Candomble in the Northern coasts of South America. Its...
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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: She used to do what??

ricardomath ·
Of course, I'll never hold a high public office (or low public office, for that matter), so I wouldn't have to worry about that, anyway. As for marrying for career advancement, I suspect that this may be a consideration for many politicians, actually. I would, btw, note that we've gone from talking about a former nude model/dancer to a former prostitute. What if her nude modeling was for a life drawing art class in college for a little extra cash? Would that automatically disqualify her for...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

LilFoxyBrwnIntellectual ·
Wow I'm late but I'll post my opinion anyway. First I've read through a great deal of everyone's posts and my first question is to the individuals who are basically WHINING: I mean it seems you guys can't take the HEAT? There's great irony in the fact that these guys are huffing and puffing over some bias (future Republicans if not already) when none of you have conceded to so-called "truths." The so-called relationship problems between black men and women is not unilateral and will always...
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Re: This was one of the most disturbing cases

sunnubian ·
I remember this case also. I think that it is tragic anytime a child is tried as an adult. It is all political and has very little to do with justice, by using America's expendibles (blacks, other minorities, poor whites, children) to make it appear as if they (politicians/prosecutors/judges) are "tough on crime." I must say, however, that in this particular case, this boy had a very stupid mother. I think that 3 years was more than fair sentence for the crime that he had commited...
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Re: This was one of the most disturbing cases

keylargo ·
I feel bad that this child had to suffer because of the decision his mother made. This is the same woman that I believe claimed to have been home, upstairs and sound asleep when all of this happened. She said she didn't hear anything..... If the boy is really mentally challenged, he may not have fully known what he was doing even though it's hard to comprehend. I feel bad for the girl that was killed. I think the mother could have prevented it, especially if she knew her child had a mental ...
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Re: Charlie Rangel and Andrew Young Endorse Wesley Clark

Nmaginate ·
The first duty should be to promote our own. I'm not saying endorse a Black candidate because they are Black. I mean there should never be an election we deem important that we don't raise a candidate of our own, groom them, to be the candidate that we can endorse and promote. Could you give a sKeptic like myself a list of these Chips we've been able to "cash in" with these "White" politicians?
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Re: Charlie Rangel and Andrew Young Endorse Wesley Clark

MBM ·
Of course I'm just guessing, but perhaps Clinton locating his office in Harlem is one such "chip". There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela
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Re: Charlie Rangel and Andrew Young Endorse Wesley Clark

Our Empowerment ·
Shame on Charlie, but I'm sure he spoke to Sharpton about this before it took place, if not I'm sure you will hear quite a hurt response for him soon. Congressman Rangel's district is Harlem, so that's a pretty bitter pill to swollow for Sharton, IMO. That type of action is very, very , political and amounts to backstabbing in my book. Both young and rangel could have supported sharpton now and then given support to the nominie later. Rangel's actions need to be further explained; I remember...
 
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