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Re: GOV'T. WINS COURT AUTHORIZATION TO SPY ON CELL PHONE USE

Empty Purnata ·
1984, HERE WE COME....
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Re: Job banks, Rubber Rooms and Lazy ass people making 64k-100k a year... doing nothing

Faheem ·
The Jobs Bank has its origins in the tough times Detroit faced in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A spike in oil prices, a harsh recession and the first major assault from fuel-efficient Japanese cars hammered the Big Three and cost tens of thousands of union jobs. The UAW agreed to its first concessionary contracts in 1982 with the Big Three, which then made three out of every four vehicles sold in America. Battling the new competition, GM developed a plan to spend $24 billion improving...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
Wow! What is the SOA? The School of the Americas (SOA), in 2001 renamed the "Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation," is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers, located at Fort Benning, Georgia. Initially established in Panama in 1946, it was kicked out of that country in 1984 under the terms of the Panama Canal Treaty. Former Panamanian President, Jorge Illueca, stated that the School of the Americas was the "biggest base for destabilization in Latin America."...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
I have a thread here about some recient victories in the struggle against the SOA. ¡No Mas! http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/79160213/m/9751002783
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
I am troubled to hear members of this site decry the vaulue of a Black organization like Jack and Jill which is positive. MBM I am glad that I am not the only former J&J member on this site brave enough to say it, and I am glad you too saw the benefits of being in that organization. Vox, thanks for your openmindedness. As for J&J, this organization allowed me to see a very different view of Black people as opposed to tv stero-types from shows like "Good Times" or "Sanford and Son". I...
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Re: Wentworth Miller

AllPeople ·
Both Wentworth Miller AND Vin Diesel openly refer to themselves as being Mixed Race and they make no secret of their Black ancestry. Although Vin Diesel has never met his biological father he was always very close to his African-American stepfather and he has even stated in interviews that he wanted to grow up to be the next BLACK action film hero -- and it was his stepfather who set him down told him that since he was both so obviously Mixed-Race and also somewhat racially-ambiguous looking...
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

Mountain ·
So, according to you saddam was no more than a mere nuisance in the middle east, and should have been viewed no differently after 9/11 than before. You are aware of the terrorist camps in Iraq, the past use of chem weapons, the unbelievable inhumanity of saddam's regime, the knowledge that he sought and built nuclear facilities once already, the payoffs and encouragement of suicide bombers, yet in an age of terrorism and the obvious threat that wmd's in the hands of terrorists pose to all...
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Re: The Wide Variations in the Black-White Higher Education Gap in America's Largest Cities

Kevin41 ·
There are three articles all together....i'll just place them in this thread.... *************************************************************************************** African Americans Continue to Flock to Graduate and Professional Schools Since 1980 black enrollments in graduate school in the United States have more than doubled. Over the past five years the number of blacks entering graduate programs has continued to climb at a time when white enrollments have declined. Similar gains in...
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Re: Al to host SNL

Vox ·
I don't know who's old enough to remember, but Jesse jackson was on SNL in 1984, while he was running for pres. He did a tremendous job. He was funny and political at the same time, and they didn't make a mockery out of him. My favorite skit was him as the host of a game show called "The Question Is Moot." The contestant would buzz in to answer a question, like, "Who's face is on the $100 bill," but Jesse would interrupt, saying the question is moot, because under 4 years of Reagan, most...
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Re: Black Media Barons Back Sharpton Bid

Our Empowerment ·
That proves a few things to me, 1) Johnson is still for our people, even with his billions; 2) Sharpton has made the necessary connections with Black money, (he already has a level of grass roots support), and 3) his agenda is on point and he's proberbly surprising himself yet again, like he did with the NY Senate race (about 20%of the vote, which included White folk from upstate) or the NYC Mayorial race (received 30% of the vote just bearly loosing in dem race). This is working out great...
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Re: Boycott Cold Mountain

Bilal4 ·
Point well taken everyone. This is why I surf the internet instead of watching TV. As far as I am concerned the TV is one way communication. It feeds rather than interact. I got tired of Black people being portrayed negatively back in the Dark days of 1980 till 1984. Keep in mind that Hollywood and the entertainment industry will always show thing from a Caucasian, Eurocentric point of view. This is one of the challenges that many black film makers have to overcome. Maybe many of the younger...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

Prophetessofrage ·
Okay, it's a new year and i'm going to put a stop to this madness before it gets anymore out of hand. Djon or mania or whaterver your name is, I scrolled past much of what you said, as it isn't worth it. Let me say this, I don't seek to engage in talk to people who belong in a rubber room and if I did I would belong in a rubber room. That's why I'm going to put a stop to your comments before you show yourself as sick as Melesi. First of all, I have never nor will ever engage in a debate with...
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Re: SHARPTON POLLING THIRD!!

MBM ·
Don't you folks remember that Jesse WON the Iowa primary in 1984?! 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: SHARPTON POLLING THIRD!!

MBM ·
I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. I think you probably mean the first black candidate for president, but of course Shirley Chisholm ran for president in the late 60's (1968?). Further, there were plenty of black candidates for other offices between Reconstruction and 1984. 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: Good News

EbonyRose ·
This comes from an article in the Sacramento Observer. It's a weekly part of the business section and showcases Black people in the business sector who are achieving good things! I thought the Good News post would be a good place to put this! PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Hime Reappointed To State Fair Board The California Exposition & State Fair this week announced the reappointment of Rex S. Hime as a director and current chairman of the Cal Expo board of directors. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger...
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Re: Fowler Poised to be First Black NFL Owner

MBM ·
Errors in bio arise for Fowler Craig Harris The Arizona Republic Feb. 17, 2005 12:00 AM Reggie Fowler, the Chandler businessman working to buy the Minnesota Vikings, was scrambling Wednesday to correct misleading information that his public relations firm had issued about his childhood, education, professional football and business career. Contrary to a three-page biography that Minneapolis-based Tunheim Partners released at a Monday news conference, when Fowler announced he was buying the...
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Re: Torn From Their Land... During JIM CROW

nicoette ·
They Stole Our Land...Name it and Claim it, Beleive it and Receive it... I am reaching out for HELP !!! First, I would like to thank you for educating the public... Your web page has given me information to knowledge to proceed with reclaiming what is RIGHTFULLY ours. Our Estate has been in our family since December 26, 1888 and has been stolen from us. These particular tracts of land holds near and dear to our hearts, our ancestors are buried within the means of these tracts. TORN FROM THE...
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Re: Let's just talk EVIDENCE - MICHAEL JACKSON!

Michael ·
"*Lashid rolls eyes, ...and yawns* I see that we are not willing to just stick with discussing evidence ...Is it fair to ask if any of y'all actually even follow the trial, court documents, etc.? Yet, you are all so quick to speak on the case and give an instant "verdict"? ...Go back to doing your "investigation" through Access Hollywood! ...And I ALSO see that this "African-American" board is full of non-black posters... "Jacko"? ...A very non-black reference to Mr. Jackson, wouldn't you...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Kevin41 ·
**Once again..get your facts straight......you never know what the f-k you are talking about..Mike has given plenty of money to black causes and has expressed himself as being a black man many times...no matter what the f-k jealous azz people say in circles......read below and see why like dymally and emmitt till and many other things....you have no credibility and therefore are never taken serious...it is too easy to prove that you say shit you cannot substantiate....... Charitable...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

henry38 ·
And may the good Lord reward all his efforts. God bless MJ. I believe I and many right hearted people around the globe are eternally grateful to God for giving us such a man for he has done so much to bring sunshine and happiness to many in the world with his talent and love.
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Kevin41 ·
and that is why I found donations dating back to 1984....because I knew Lofton would try to paint MJ's donations as a diversion from the charges he faced...so that is incorrect also.....it is fun to take rhetoric and squash it with facts.....if I have to read all the shit I do to be knowledgeable.....what makes the next motherfucker think that they are going to be knowledgeable based on their self-perception and not the work they do? But he has the nerve to call me pompous....funny...
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Re: Zogby: 42% would impeach Bush

Kevin41 ·
I know you are telling the truth ER, I am from that place. If it were not for black colleges and progressive black people...all of the red states would be a big azz waste of time for black people. I left Texas in 1984. At the time it was a Republican state and most margins of victory were by 20% or more. Black representation at the state level was always strong, even then. Over time, the diversity that has hit Texas has made the republican margins of victory smaller and smaller.....where Ron...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Kevin41 ·
Lofton posted: ***FYI... VI. ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ON TARGET GROUPS It is also important to know whether affirmative action has improved the employment status of women and minorities. Research on the issue of target group attainment has revolved around three categories of outcomes: (a) employment rates, (b) income attainment, and (c) promotion rates and occupational attainment. A. Employment of Women and Minorities in Organizations Several studies have examined how...
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Dusty Elbow ·
This is what happen to those who FOLLOW Cosby the LONGEST. Catch up with the Huxtables By Mark Lowry Star-Telegram Staff Writer Lisa Bonet No one could argue that The Cosby Show (1984-92) was the breakout TV sitcom of the '80s. About an upper-middle-class African-American family, it was groundbreaking and picked up a slew of Emmys, Golden Globes and other awards along the way. The heads of the Huxtable clan are still in the news, what with Bill Cosby's often-controversial remarks and...
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Re: Appreciating Jesse Jackson

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
You mean the POLICY that called for 6 way talks rather than bilateral talks? The talks that resulted in CHINA, the largest trading partner with North Korea sending a representative to N.K. to have them get in line? The leader of N.K. apologized for the first test and said that he would not do another. Is this the "refuse to talk" policy that he is speaking of? Sadly Mr. Curry doesn't point out the irony that the place where the most confusion took place in New Orleans had the name of the two...
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Re: Black America's Crisis

Kevin41 ·
I am not in telecomm...I was an engineer in the R&D environment and designed circuits using microwave, digital and video circuitry....the things we developed were for weapons systems and made it to the business and civilian sectors years later via technology transfer....for example, we had chips that ran in the GHZ range back in 1984...and they did not make it to the PC World until after 2000.....the material, Galium Arsenide (GaAs) was used to form the silicon for chips way back...
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Re: On Condoleeza Rice & the Troubling Way We Define "Being Black"?

Cobb ·
Dr. Condoleezza Rice became the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, on January 22, 2001. In June 1999, she completed a six year tenure as Stanford University 's Provost, during which she was the institution's chief budget and academic officer. As Provost she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students. As professor of political...
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Re: On Condoleeza Rice & the Troubling Way We Define "Being Black"?

Michael ·
....The material below is posted by Cobb , "Dr. Condoleezza Rice became the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, on January 22, 2001. In June 1999, she completed a six year tenure as Stanford University 's Provost, during which she was the institution's chief budget and academic officer. As Provost she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000...
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Re: Ethiopian Jews Yearn for Entry to Promised Land

Billygoat ·
What a stupid, ignorant thing to say. The Israelis mounted various military airlift operations to get the Falashas to Israel, saving many of them. The most famous one was Operation Moses in 1984. It was the Mariam dictatorship in Ethiopia - a black dictatorship - that resisted the attempts to get the Falashas to Israel. this is the same person who overthrew the government of Emperor Haile Selassie. During the weeks surrounding Mariam's coup, an estimated 2,500 black Jews were killed and...
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Re: Time For Action?!?!?!?

Michael ·
Welcome NFarious, You don't have to twist my arm to make me a believer. Sleaze, criminal activity, treason, etc., is very much alive in the Black community. Eventually though, this disgraceful activity catches up with the perpetrators. It is all the more pleasing in the event an individual or group of individuals have the backbone, and factual evidence to blow the whistle on such an individual, or group of conspiring individuals, which is indeed a sure way to put them all out of business.
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Re: Jamie Foxx Asks Governor Swarzenegger For Clemency of "Tookie"

Isome ·
:: A Gallup Poll Finds Decreased Support for Death Penalty When Compared with Life Sentence :: A May 2004 Gallup Poll found that a growing number of Americans support a sentence of life without parole rather than the death penalty for those convicted of murder. Gallup found that 46% of respondents favor life imprisonment over the death penalty, up from 44% in May 2003. During that same time frame, support for capital punishment as an alternative fell from 53% to 50% . The poll also revealed...
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Re: kresge's presentation

kresge ·
Here is the abstract for the paper I gave last weekend. Thesis: It is my contention that contemporary black theology offers a rather anemic understanding of African American religious experience. Additionally, I maintain that this weakness stems from a lack of attention to theory and methodology within the discipline. Moreover, I believe that methodologies associated with postmodern social theory might be employed to great effect to the study of black religion and black religious experience.
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Re: Jamie Foxx Asks Governor Swarzenegger For Clemency of "Tookie"

Fine ·
Timeline--of "Tookie" Williams http://www.streetgangs.com/magazine/102605tookie.php December 29, 1953: Stanley Williams was born in New Orleans from a 17-year old mother. 1956: Williams moved to South Los Angeles with his mother. December 1969: Raymond "Truck" Washington begins the "Cribs," the group that later becomes the East Side Crips near Fremont High School. 1971: Stanley Tookie Williams, joined with Raymond Washington starting what would later be known as the West Side Crips. [For a...
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Re: A Day in the Life of Joe Conservative

Kevin41 ·
THE NATION Thousands of Firms Could Stop Reporting Emissions By Marla Cone Times Staff Writer December 2, 2005 Thousands of companies throughout the nation, including many in the Los Angeles region, would no longer have to provide the public with details of toxic chemicals they release into the environment under a Bush administration proposal to streamline the nation's environmental right-to-know law. For nearly 20 years, the national Toxics Release Inventory has allowed people to access...
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Re: Tookie Who? Don't Know Him! What Books? Never Read His Books....

Michael ·
I agree CF. Although innocent Black men and women have been sent to prison, I'm willing to bet Tookie Williams is not in any regard one of the many innocent. Voices from those who knew him! ******************************* "November 23, 2005 Fond Memories of Tookie I'm being sarcastic. The first thing you have to understand about Tookie Williams is that this is what he looked like. Knowing that this man used to hang out at parks and beat down people for fun, that he used to force people to...
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Re: Jamie Foxx Asks Governor Swarzenegger For Clemency of "Tookie"

Michael ·
******************************** I agree Thayfen and Blacksanction. Although innocent Black men and women have been sent to prison, I'm willing to bet Tookie Williams is not in any regard one of the many innocent. Voices from those who knew him! ******************************* "November 23, 2005 Fond Memories of Tookie I'm being sarcastic. The first thing you have to understand about Tookie Williams is that this is what he looked like. Knowing that this man used to hang out at parks and beat...
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Re: Europeans Outraged at Schwarzenegger

Michael ·
Voices from those who knew him! ******************************* "November 23, 2005 Fond Memories of Tookie I'm being sarcastic. The first thing you have to understand about Tookie Williams is that this is what he looked like. Knowing that this man used to hang out at parks and beat down people for fun, that he used to force people to oil his body, gives you some idea what Tookie was all about. The Tookie I knew hung out at Centinela Park in Inglewood with another huge dude named 'Mouse'...
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Re: Well Speaking of Sambo's, UTs, and Traitors, Mindless sick nitwits .........

Michael ·
"So Lofton, what do you think of the lady getting probabtion for murdering the little black girl? She was not innocent and only received probation. Do you think justice was served in that situation?" by Kevin41 ....and to compare a situation where an individual with no prior criminal history in a Jennifer Porter who clearly admits guilt and accepts total responsibility for the accidental death of Black children she struck as a result of speeding while driving, with that of a career felon and...
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Re: Why Is So Much of Africa Poor and Underdeveloped?

Michael ·
"Yeah, there is that and a willful ignorance, perhaps born of unquestioning belief in mainstream Western sources of information." ..and just like the inept Black leadership within the U.S., Black Africa has its own issues of inept Black leadership, to which much of the western sources of information are again quite valid, in that.... "....... carry luggage for whites and get referred to as BUCKO ......oh mammy...the happy days are here again....... oh maaammy .............." by Kevin41...
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Re: Dating a sista/brotha after she/he went white...

Black Viking ·
Actually HB, this list is so good... I'm just going to print the whole thing out right here. Sure, Shango. Here you go... A * Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, former basketball player, Black mother and White father * Andre Agassi, tennis player Jessica Alba, actress, Mexican Indian father and Canadian mother of Danish and French ancestry. * Tatyana Ali, actress, Black, Panamanian and Indo-Trinidadian * Shola Ama, singer, She is half Dominican, quarter Irish and quarter Scottish. * Amerie, singer,...
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Re: Okay, Fellas ... Tell the truth time ...

ocatchings ·
1984, Frankfurt Germany. A friend needed a favor as the girl he was after would not give in unless he found someone for her friend. As I was the only one still standing........... catch
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Re: Reparations & The LIGHT(er) SKINNED...

listener ·
and I am not the only one with George Orwell's 1984 http://www.counter-racism.com/analysis/bookreviews/1984/index.html
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Wow...I didn't notice this line before. 1909+75=1984 Now I'm wondering if I might have actually met her at some point.
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Re: In 10 words or less ...

Oshun Auset ·
I could have sworn his/her post said these women were 'little girls', not the 'female dog explitives', just as the thugs are 'little boys'. ...but I am detecting a conversational history here that I am not privy too... I don't agree with that part of his/her statement either... I don't think their is an plethora of quality 'real men or women' in this society...which is expected considering 'we' aren't socialized(by the shitstem) to be either... IMO it is pointless to downgrade men or women...
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Re: Half of World's Languages to Die

listener ·
'We said to them, 'Come closer' but they said to us, 'Go further back'' Increasing number of isolated groups being found in world's last wildernesses John Vidal, environment editor The Guardian Saturday October 6 2007 "First just one came out, then two, then three, four, five, six, seven, but there were more than that in total. We had a dozen machetes, a dozen knives and some axes and pots with us. We gave these to them. Not by hand, but by leaving them on the beach. We said to them, 'Come...
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Re: Jesse and Al on Trent's Comments: Your Take?

MBM ·
'Terrible' Words Not Meant to Hail Segregation, Lott Says December 11, 2002 By CARL HULSE WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 — Trent Lott, the Republicans' Senate leader, responded today to mounting criticism over his comment that the nation would have been better off had Strom Thurmond been elected president in 1948, saying in a broadcast interview that he had erred in his choice of words meant to honor the senator on his 100th birthday. "The words were terrible and I regret that," Mr. Lott told the...
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Re: Jesse and Al on Trent's Comments: Your Take?

MBM ·
Bush Assails Lott's Remarks as 'Offensive' and 'Wrong' By CARL HULSE WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 — President Bush today rebuked the Senate's Republican leader, Trent Lott, over remarks he made last week that were criticized as racially divisive, saying "recent comments by Senator Lott do not reflect the spirit of our country." "Any suggestion that the segregated past was acceptable or positive is offensive and it is wrong," Mr. Bush said in remarks to religious leaders in Philadelphia. "He has...
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Re: POWs: Jesse to the Rescue?

EbonyRose ·
I agree 222, In fact, I thought I had remembered him going to Iraq before and having a sit-down with Sadaam in the past. I did a little checking around and I was able to find this list of the successful negotiations he's been responsible for.... 1984 Jackson negotiated the release of Navel Lt. Robert O. Goodman Jr., after his jet bomber was shot down over an anti-aircraft location in Lebanon. 1984 Four dozen U.S. and Cuban prisoners are released when Jackson and Fidel Castro meet for talks,...
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Re: While Condoleeza Rice, and Clarence Thomas are Called Uncle Toms, or House Negroes.....

Kevin41 ·
EbonyRose, I was hoping to read your post saying what it did. I think I am pretty perceptive in terms of what I am seeing when I look at things from a sociopolitical perspective. I can see why you would want to be in LA...it is your home and is a great city in many respects. My thing I guess are friends, family, the cost of living and being a PVAMU grad. I miss my interaction in those respects, but if I had to come to Cally to do it all again, I would. Yeah, I left Texas in 1984 and it was...
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Re: The object of my desire and (lust) has a new album out!!!

EbonyRose ·
Sade Sets Date for New Album, 'Soldier of Love' Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 4:15 am By: EURweb.co Sade fans can mark Feb. 8, 2010 on the calendar as the release date of "Soldier of Love," the singer's (and band's) long-awaited new studio album – and their first since the multi-platinum release of "Lovers Rock" nine years ago. Sade Adu has enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside throughout the span of her 25-year career. Since the release of Sade's debut album,...
 
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