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Re: The Perils of Black Power: What is wrong with these black politicians?

simba ·
BLACK POLITICIANS AND WHITE POLITICIANS ARE THE SAME .CORRUPT,GREED, LYING CROOKS.
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Re: Obama Tells Congressional Black Caucus to "Stop Complaining' - Jobs Bill Will Put People Back to Work.

Noah The African ·
The article above that I posted represents the type of critical thinking that has vacated the minds of AA since the election of Obama. Think about what the article is saying for a moment. What the article is arguing is that politics in America is shifting to the right by the force coming from the radical tea Party movement. Being “Liberal” is relative. It’s relative to the positions and platforms of conservatives. Hence, as the Republican Party candidates and those elected to congress become...
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Re: The Perils of Black Power: What is wrong with these black politicians?

EbonyRose ·
I'd say the main thing wrong with these Black politicians is the fact that their POLITICIANS! Next would be that their all corrupt and .. in some cases.. just plain ol' stupid. Ignorance and greed do not discriminate or choose sides based on race. The fact that they are Black, IMO, is of no consequence whatsoever. And while it's quite possible they were specifically targeted because of their race (we have not yet 'overcome' and there are still plenty of people that would like to cause us...
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Re: The Perils of Black Power: What is wrong with these black politicians?

James Wesley Chester ·
For all of my life, I have experienced crooked politicians. The first my father thought he was a friend until my dad sold him a piece of land immediately behind our house, and he built a red, brick chicken house right on the property line 40 feet from our back door....and told my dad to 'go to hell'. If it matters, he was a Republican...so was my Dad...then. Then Roosevelt became President. No change. It could be said that this is evidence of equality. We have bad politicians too. PEACE Jim ...
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Re: The Perils of Black Power: What is wrong with these black politicians?

EbonyRose ·
Reference: For all of my life, I have experienced crooked politicians. I think the terms are simply synonymous with each other. Even if you don't start out that way .. that's where you end up. There are those who've been caught .. and those that haven't. It's also often political ... when Dems are in the majority, Republicans get caught. When Repubs are in charge, Dems' hands are found in the cookie jar! And then there are those who are just stupid! But ... with racial tensions running on...
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Re: The Perils of Black Power: What is wrong with these black politicians?

Yemaya ·
Don't hate the player, HATE THE GAME! For the life of me I'm still trying to understand what exactly David Patterson did that was wrong? It was his aide that beat up his spouse/girlfriend. Believe me NY state politicians have done much worse, so why is this brother being singled out? I'll tell you why because last year he was told by National Democrats not to run for governor, that's why. Now this 'incident' comes up?
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Re: The Perils of Black Power: What is wrong with these black politicians?

Yemaya ·
Hey just a quick note: Has anyone really read the title of this article? Its entitled "The Perils of Black Power. . . " Let me print it again, THE PERILS OF BLACK POWER . Shit, what is the author saying here? What is so PERILOUS about BLACK POWER and to WHOM ? Why couldn't they just have entitled the article "What's wrong with these black politicians"? I'm not a big fan of the Root by any means, but this is just proof positive of their co-signing with White Supremacy ideology and systems.
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Re: THE LYNCHING OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
Why Isn’t New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade Shooting a ‘National Tragedy’? May 16, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 32 A victim of the Mother’s Day parade shooting AFRICANGLOBE – On 3 September 2005 – less than a week after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast – I began to understand that America cared little about what was happening in New Orleans. I was an undergraduate at Davidson College in North Carolina at the time, worried out of my mind...
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Re: THE LYNCHING OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
What is the Value of Black Life in America? March 28, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Black people are even murdered for listening to music AFRICANGLOBE – Exploited, marginalized and exoticized by the American majority since first reaching the western hemisphere, the role of the Black body in Western history is unquestionable. Even as Black women become the face of beauty products and Bond girls, and Black men set new standards for physical prowess, their bodies...
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Re: THE LYNCHING OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
Central Park Five: Heartbreaking Documentary Revisits Rush to Judgment April 19, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 3 The five African-American teenagers robbed of their youth by a White lynch mob AFRICANGLOBE – Around 9 p.m. on April 19, 1989, a 28 year-old White female jogger was brutally beaten, sexually assaulted and left for dead in an isolated wooded area of Central Park. Because she was an investment banker with an Ivy League pedigree, the NYPD felt...
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Re: Obama Tells Congressional Black Caucus to "Stop Complaining' - Jobs Bill Will Put People Back to Work.

Noah The African ·
When the going gets rough, beat up on the Blacks. That’s been a rule of American politics for many generations – so why should Barack Obama be any different? “Obama took his church voice to the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards dinner to very pointedly demand that Blacks stop bugging their president about the economic catastrophe that has befallen them, and his own role in it.” Duly chastised, the Black lawmakers accepted their assignment. Obama Humiliates the Black Caucus – and They...
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Re: The Perils of Black Power: What is wrong with these black politicians?

NSpirit ·
Reference: No one should defend the behavior of Rangel, Barry or Paterson on the grounds that white politicians have done the same or worse. African Americans should hold their leaders to the highest standards at all times. The end doesn’t justify the means. The governor of south carolina remains in office. DAvid Vitter of Louisiana remains in office after a scandal. Bill Clinton Remained in office after IMPEACHMENT, Timothy Geithner was confirmed for Secty of the Treasury even after his tax...
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Re: The Perils of Black Power: What is wrong with these black politicians?

EbonyRose ·
Reference: Hey just a quick note: Has anyone really read the title of this article? Its entitled "The Perils of Black Power. . . " Let me print it again, THE PERILS OF BLACK POWER. Shit, what is the author saying here? What is so PERILOUS about BLACK POWER and to WHOM? Why couldn't they just have entitled the article "What's wrong with these black politicians"? You got a good point!! I had problems with that title, too ... but just couldn't put my finger on exactly what it was that was...
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The Perils of Black Power: What is wrong with these black politicians?

Cholly ·
Representive Rangel, Governor Patterson & Former D.C Mayor Marion Barry Right now, black politicians are all over the news for misdeeds. Is it a conspiracy or evidence of real power? What is wrong with these black politicians? The headlines in the papers are dominated by black elected officials in trouble. There’s Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., stepping aside (temporarily) as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Then there’s Marion Barry, the former Washington, D.C.,...
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Bankrupt Black Leadership, Nukes and Environmental Racism

sunnubian ·
Bankrupt Black Leadership, Nukes and Environmental Racism Wed, 06/13/2012 - 09:12 — Bruce A. Dixon Black Misleadership Class Printer-friendly version by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon The same greedy corporations that have long funded white politicians now finance what used to be traditional civil rights organizations like SCLC and an entire new class of black politicians. The cutting loose of black political leaders from their constituencies has dire consequences for the entire American...
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Re: Black Caucus to Join Push for Amnesty for Illegals

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: Further proof that we are getting pushed out - even of our own representation - in favor of the ever-growing Hispanic/Latino population. Nobody believes me that this problem is WORSE than many of us really realize!! And the second 'revelation' that should be noted and acknowledged by us is that ... there's nothing that can be done that's going to STOP this trend from continuing to get worse!! For us. But .... if we're smart ... (or at least can get that way...
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Black Caucus to Join Push for Amnesty for Illegals

sunnubian ·
Black Caucus to Join Push for Amnesty for Illegals January 31, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff African-Americans have no political representation AFRICANGLOBE – The Congressional Black Caucus is going to join the push for more low-wage immigration, reversing its stance in 2006 and 2007, when it avoided the controversy. “Immigration reform will be one of our top three priorities this year,” Ayofemi Kirby, the caucus’ communications director, told reporters on...
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Re: Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Donates Handcuffs To Smithsonian Black History Museum

Yemaya ·
Our genealogy group was laughing about this today.... we were all wondering how he even got the handcuffs....
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Yemaya ·
All I have to say is "Out of the mouths of babes!" This little boy in a satirical way was saying to a grown ass man, you will respect my mama! Positive message IMO!
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

EbonyRose ·
No, it's not just her! That commercial rubbed me the wrong way, too! But unlike her, I know exactly what it was that I didn't like about it! It was the portrayal of a Black child that young having no home-training and no respect for an adult - and a Black man at that!! Dude should have dropped-kicked his little ass into the next millennium, if you ask me! And that might have been funny! (j/k) But, no, I was not amused by that ad. Of everyone that could have acted the fool in that commercial,...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Huey ·
I must've missed that commercial, when I was picking up the hot wings. In a way, I'm kinda glad that I did miss it, because I would've been ticked off after seeing it too. Yemaya said: "This little boy in a satirical way was saying to a grown ass man, you will respect my mama!" And that little boy would've had his narrow behind sizzling after he said that to me. Damn little crumb-snatcher SHOULD be saying that to that no-good biological, deadbeat daddy of his. I may have to agree with ER...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

kresge ·
As I do not follow sports, I also missed this ad. It only came to my attention when some of my white friends on Facebook joined a fan club for it. That caused me pause, as when a month or so ago, all of them joined the group "Pull your pants up" or "Pant's on the Ground." These are always red flags for me, when white folks jump all over something with AA imagery. That suggest to me something insidious operating on the level of their unconscious. Would the commercial have been as popular with...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

bigddouble ·
Disagree with the negative takes. It's funny because you wouldn't expect such a little fella to come up with such a strong way to get his point across about his mama (first) and snack (second). It was simply a joke. Not an authentic take on Black life or serious study of single Black mothers, their children and their dating partners. It was just a humorous 30 second spot. This is one of the times where I think as a cultural/racial group, some of us are being a little too sensitive. If a...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

SavvysPlace ·
I'm usually good on bringing up racial stereotypes of US in the media... However, this commercial made me laugh...it reminded me of all the other instances in the media when we see the "kids" size up the "adults" that come into their parent's life..... "Listen, don't even THINK about hurting her/him...cuz we're watchin YOU...and there WILL be hell to pay!" I always think it cute when our kids try to defend us. "Wisdom Is A Woman Who Laughed At That Commercial!"
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

EbonyRose ·
So lemme ask you this, Ms. Savvy ... What would happen if your little man slapped a fully grown adult Black man (boyfriend or otherwise)? Would there be consequences? (Good, bad or indifferent?) Or would you do nothing about it because it was "cute"? (Just wondering how you would handle such a real-life situation? Not having children, I'm not really sure how that's supposed to go. )
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

SavvysPlace ·
Reference: So lemme ask you this, Ms. Savvy ... What would happen if your little man slapped a fully grown adult Black man (boyfriend or otherwise)? Would there be consequences? (Good, bad or indifferent?) Or would you do nothing about it because it was "cute"? (Just wondering how you would handle such a real-life situation? Not having children, I'm not really sure how that's supposed to go. ) Actually, ER , that's a pretty fair question.... First I have to say that my son is VERY protective...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

EbonyRose ·
ROFL ... okay, I understand that. I can also understand the need/desire of a little one to protect his Mom ... understanding that one day he will be a man and, in the meantime, may be a little eager to take the duty/responsibility seriously. And with that I have no problem! Admittedly, most of the single mothers I know have raised their sons (and daughters) to be respectful of adults. However ... I do know some that do not. And have seen out in public many more that don't fit that mold,...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Vox ·
I'm still learning this site (I ride the LiveCloud short bus, so don't clown on me y'all!), so I'm only now seeing this thread. I didn't think the ad was all that funny, but I wasn't offended by it either. If anything, seeing a young man defending his mom like that is positive, IMO. The only thing stereotypically "black" about it was that fact that the boy called her his "mama" instead of his "mom," and his vernacular is probably a large part of what made the commercial so much a favorite,...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

ocatchings ·
I was in full "testerone male mode" at the time. This was during the game so the only thing that stood out in my mind was how shapley and toned the mothers legs were when she walked away. Sorry.
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

EbonyRose ·
Well .... you may be a shameless cad ... ... but, at least you're an honest shameless cad!! And I can live with that!
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

NSpirit ·
I gasped! and then i ROTFL when i saw this commercial. The fact that the child was in a position to be "guard dogging" his "mama" was kinda weird and cute at the same time. Also the brotha didn't have to look at mama's behind and legs in such a biscuit and gravy sopping manner. I think i agree that a white child would not have been depicted as being placed in this position.
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Huey ·
Even if the man was drooling over the boy's mother, it still doesn't give the boy the right to slap the chips out of his hand. That kid in real life would've had the taste buds knocked out of his mouth, for slapping a chip out of a grown man's hand.
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Kocolicious ·
I'm so behind on the latest topics.....but! Children have their place with adults. Period. At first the commerical was kinda funny....cuz the little boy is cute....but! Aside from that, he had no business being "fresh" or "smart" with an adult. Period. In Steve Harvey's book, he mentions how he was as a child when his father told him to look out for his mother during outings...and most importantly to always protect her-no matter what. Otherwise don''t come home. I understand the lesson in...
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Re: Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Blizz'ard ·
Hmmmm, tough one. At first viewing, it is cute. ( as someone said, cute kid, protective instinct etc. ) However, the little guy just rolling his eyes and saying, "You disgust me!", would be more to my liking.
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Re: Black History Year...Every Year

Muhammad Cipher ·
Interesting article but I have to say as much as I don't like 2 Chains and that whole style of rap, Black commentators have to step their game up. Using random "shock value" quotes from any artistic work (including but NOT limited to rap) without addressing what the art is reflecting is weak and lazy writing and argumentation. There are too many Black authors who are justifiably upset, but looking to score cheep and easy points by using a tone of condemnation toward the very people they (and...
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Re: Black History Year...Every Year

EarthAndSky ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Interesting article but I have to say as much as I don't like 2 Chains and that whole style of rap, Black commentators have to step their game up. Using random "shock value" quotes from any artistic work (including but NOT limited to rap) without addressing what the art is reflecting is weak and lazy writing and argumentation. There are too many Black authors who are justifiably upset, but looking to score cheep and easy points by using a tone of...
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Re: Black History Year...Every Year

EarthAndSky ·
Presenting... Queen Amina of Zazzau
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Re: Black History Year...Every Year

EarthAndSky ·
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Re: Black History Year...Every Year

EarthAndSky ·
This is quite interesting. It's about the Dogon Tribe and their knowledge of astronomy. Part 1... Part 2... Part 3...
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Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Donates Handcuffs To Smithsonian Black History Museum

Cholly ·
NEW YORK — Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he he's donated the handcuffs used on him during his arrest last year outside his home to the Smithsonian Institution's black history museum. Gates says in Sunday's edition of The New York Times Magazine that he donated the handcuffs to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Gates' arrest last July by police investigating a report of a possible break-in at his home near Harvard University sparked a national...
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Why Does the Super Bowl Dorito's Ad, with the Little Boy Smacking the Man, Bother Me?

Cholly ·
Along with a jillion other people, I sat to watch the Superbowl last Sunday. Like everyone else, I was also eager to watch the Superbowl commercials, which are often the real stars of the broadcast. There were some winners (Betty White and Will.I.Am)...
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"Black" Friday v. Cyber Monday

MBM ·
I'm curious about our shopping habits.
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Black History Year...Every Year

EarthAndSky ·
Have we, as a people, settled for a measly 28 days (29 during Leap Years) of Black history? Do we believe just one month is good enough to tell our story, a story that still hasn't been told or been given the justice it deserves? Do we want our history to continue being marginalized? Are we satisfied that Black History Month often just focuses on slavery; the Jim Crow Era; the accomplishments of our black brothers and sisters in the fields of entertainment and sports; the Civil Rights...
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Re: Black Caucus to Join Push for Amnesty for Illegals

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Originally Posted by EbonyRose: Further proof that we are getting pushed out - even of our own representation - in favor of the ever-growing Hispanic/Latino population. Nobody believes me that this problem is WORSE than many of us really realize!! And the second 'revelation' that should be noted and acknowledged by us is that ... there's nothing that can be done that's going to STOP this trend from continuing to get worse!! For us. But .... if we're smart ... (or...
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Re: Detroit Will PAY You To Take One Of These 100 Abandoned Homes

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Norland: Those suckers look like slave shacks. They'll pay you to take them, you'll fix them, then they'll foreclose on your behind, and "whites" will take over. Pay us to take over some mansions and yachts. That'll work!!! Of course they look like that now, but after being renovated, no one would ever be able to tell that they ever looked like that to begin with. Also, considering the QUALITY of construction when it comes to homes of the era in which they were initially...
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Re: Detroit Will PAY You To Take One Of These 100 Abandoned Homes

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Norland: Those suckers look like slave shacks. They'll pay you to take them, you'll fix them, then they'll foreclose on your behind, and "whites" will take over. Pay us to take over some mansions and yachts. That'll work!!! Of course they look like that now, but after being renovated, no one would ever be able to tell that they ever looked like that to begin with. Also, considering the QUALITY of construction when it comes to homes of the era in which they were initially...
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Re: harlie Crist: I Left GOP Over Party’s Treatment Of First Black President

RadioRaheem ·
Sounds like he picked the right field of work....Politicians are professional liars. Why did he support the GOP for as long as he did if racism was a problem for him? Wasn't he a big fan of Reagan?
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Re: Georgia Republican Has this Poor Excuse After He’s Caught Saying Black Politicians Only Bankrupt Government

Kocolicious ·
The typical statement " I'm not racist. I got BLACK friends." Yea right! How many white politicians have bankrupt a government? MANY!!! There has been so many white politicians through the years caught with their hands in the cookie jar. And white politicians have the CROOKEST among them all. So. I ain't surprised one bit. He had backpedalled real hard. And then the black guy had to say "he still my friend." WTF. SMFH. Now that's a coon. But!
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Re: The Road to Black Unity and Empowerment

EbonyRose ·
Reference by JWC: Now we are going to analyze 'unity'?? Include all the 'black' people of the world?? The first steps with: 1. some define an entity 2. establish a bank account (treasury) 3. advertise the exist 4. invite participation. Whoa there, Mr. Chester! You're putting the cart before my horse, here! At least at this moment in time, what I am suggesting is not on that big of a scale! Ultimately achieving a 'world-wide' unity of African people everywhere is a goal we need to strive for.
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Re: Myth of the ‘Angry Black Woman’ Busted: You Will Never Guess Which American Race and Gender Is the Angriest

sunnubian ·
I just believe that White people are "angry" because of the "Self-Fulfilling Prophecy" psychology that is constantly being played on them by racists, racist culture and racist politicians in America. Otherwise, when you really look at the enormous amount of "White privilege" they are afforded in this country, what , exactly, is really happening to White people for them to be so "angry" . Racists and their racist rhetoric tell White people that they should be "angry" and that the majority of...
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