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Re: The Middle Passage

Fine ·
Unique we are...so much so that Europe is a civilization as a result of African mindset and not the other way around...!
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Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

AudioGuy ·
There you go again, putting words in my mouth... You seem to forget that I live in D.C. and I have worked in the entertainment industry for 20+ yrs. I KNOW gay when I see/hear it... and the guy you described is gay or he definetely wants to be... The men that you described do not pick their own clothes, their "fashions" are usually picked by gay males... And I do not work "outside" of the entertainment industry... Sheeee's Back!!!
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Isome ·
courtesy of democratic underground Condoleezza Rice George W. Bush gave Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice a very important job last week. According to the Financial Times: President George W. Bush on Wednesday announced that the State Department would lead all US post-conflict reconstruction, a move that supersedes the controversial decision to give that task to the Pentagon in Iraq following the 2003 invasion. ... A former senior official involved in what he called the "chaos" of post-war...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Faheem ·
Right about what? That anyone can be the victim of a crime? CF, don't care about Marion Barry, he is a liberal politiian, CF, might say Marion being robbed was pay back for his robbing the people while in office. There will be those who question the validity of his story and see it as an attempt to get sympathy before he is sentenced later this Month...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Of course I expect MBM to follow up with a reply to the effect that "I am right" that Black people are savages or thugs or something foolish such as this. To the people of Washington DC who have defended Marion Barry, seeing him as a victim of a conspiracy by Whites who don't want him in power, working on behalf of the poor in DC this must be tantamount to Rosa Parks getting robbed in her home despite asking the thug "Do you know who I am" and he not caring . Things are NOT going to change...
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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

bigddouble ·
I see you're back in form for 2006 Raheem! Keep the fire hot brother!
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Noah The African ·
So...will things change as a result of your strategy....which is: 1) Blame everything on black liberals 2) Ignore incidents of police brutality and racism against blacks 3) Lobbying to increase the number of blacks who don't vote democratic. 4) Ignoring that the present is the summation and creation of the past. 5) being an UNCLE TOM or a white man pretending to be black how does that strategy HELP?
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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
i'll try to let it burn, but I must admit I love to battle the haters here too Happy New Year!!!
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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

Oshun Auset ·
That hit's to the core of my point on this thread... BTW I like your contributions to the forum. Honest Brother you are! Don't even get me started about who is at most of the Reaggae and Continental African musical concerts I go to... Besides the Carribean and continental born Africans of course...Those of us born in the states are beyond low in attendence! It's a damn shame!
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

MBM ·
Based upon the onus you place on their backs, why do you call them "victims"? Please explain. A woman has been repeatedly abused by her husband over the years. She walks into the police station, finally, seeking protection and relief. CF looks at her and says, "What are you prepared to do to change to help your situation?" First of all - she has taken the first step and is at the damned police station. Second of all, that she has survived as long as she has is a testament to her personal...
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Re: Aborigines target sudanese refugees

FireFly ·
thanks for this... I haven't been reading newspapers the past week so it's news to me. One thing though, Toowoomba is in Queensland and Balga is in Western Australia. If you look at a map of Australia you'll see we are a h-u-g-e continent and these places are very far apart. And very different. On a positive note, most people feel this way: "Ms Maasakker said the Sudanese had added another dimension to Toowoomba, and made the town more cosmopolitan." and also this way... "Mr Farrell said the...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Kweli4Real ·
My response to him would be, "Get on the bus then. Be glad if they force you to the back of the bus because the alternative is the Byrd seat [being dragged behind by chains].
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Empty Purnata ·
James Byrd seat? That is so wrong! I know that was wrong, but I couldn't help bursting out into laughter when I saw you say "Byrd seat". That was wrong of me.
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
"I wonder how many Black people really give a schit about how they are LOOKED at ..." by Kevin41 "I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious .... when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters ....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here........." by Kevin41 ************************** ".....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... ..... the...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

MidLifeMan ·
From all the back and forth that we – black men and women – do, it would appear that can be said for both sides. One rule I think all people should follow is "Don't ask of others what you are not willing or able to do yourself in return". I always find it funny see a fat, bald, bad dressing brother who has his mind set on dating a super model. We can get a beer belly and look like a dressed up Easter egg but let woman put a little baby weight and men are ready to trade them in. And then you...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

nayo ·
ROTFLMAO!!!! p.s. I almost, fell for the Elder 'okidoke', until I heard his response to an African American woman (on his recently cancelled television show), who was opining about racism in the U.S. He asked her, why did'nt she just go 'back' to Africa if the racism was so bad here!! I could'nt believe it.
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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

HonestBrother ·
You are so kind You're not kidding. I went to a Reggae festival a few months ago and guess what the dominant hue was...
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Re: OH MY GOD!!!

msprettygirl ·
Vox-I did use to like swamp thing comics and movies back in the day, I was a little bit of a tom boy. Kweli4Real-that's one of those things you kind of gotta see to believe, not to call your friend a liar or anything, but that is some crazy sugar honey ice tea.
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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
Thx folobatuyi and HonestBrother. LOL--I have a revision: AITKEN, LAUREL/78 -- JAMAICAN SINGER BENNETT-SATTLER, JUDITH/54 -- ABUSE AGENCY LEADER BAIRD, HARRY/74 -- BRITISH ACTOR BAUGH, CECIL/96 -- JAMAICAN POTTER BENSON, RENALDO "OBIE"/69 -- MEMBER OF THE FOUR TOPS GROUP BENTLEY, LAMONT/31 -- ACTOR BERESFORD, RANDOLPH/91 -- BRITISH MAYOR OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM BROWN JR., OSCAR/78 -- SINGER/SONWRITER/ACTOR/PLAYWRIGHT CAMPBELL, LITTLE MILTON/70 -- BLUES ARTIST CARGILLE, PETER/41 -- JAMAICAN...
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Re: Should Black People...

UppityNegress ·
Making them feel comfortable? That's absolutely ridiculous! It's one thing to say that seeing a group of teenagers talking loudly and wearing oversized clothing makes one uncomfortable--I don't like being near any race of teens, as a matter of fact (barely out of my teens years myself, funny enough). But then some people will persist in feeling threatened because you are Black, irregardless of how neatly dressed or well spoken you are. I've experienced situations like this, only with Asians...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Nmaginate ·
With all those types of appearances, with those types of associations, being published in those types of places... Then a Negro has the nerves to beg "Can WE BLACKS (Damn!!! Mimicking that too!@) disagree and ya'll not consider my buck dancin' ass a Sell-Out (though I'm getting paid for nefarious services) and/or an Uncle Tom?" But, just as the Black CONservatives seem to love to suggest themselves, maybe this has a lot to do with the parenting and upbringing Larry Elder got. His Talk Radio...
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Re: Should Black People...

AudioGuy ·
How you have described yourself is amazingly similar to the person who trained Bruce Lee to be the greatest martial arts expert to ever live... Smal Shi Won - apparently your mere presence strikes fear in the hearts of all asians... Maybe you should change you name to "Super" UppityNegress or "Master" UppityNegress or "Ninja" UppityNegress...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

Rowe ·
I agree. So why can't we "be real" about Black men's situation in this country? When African-American women talk about how this state of affairs is impacting their lives, why can't you all respectfully acknowledge what you are hearing and reading? Whenever an African-American woman tells people about how the deterioration of her community is impacting her future, all she gets are expressions of disbelief and denial, followed by a list of general dating tips. Well Black women are not apart of...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
* I have no problems with reality {I actually prefer it to the self-boosting misinformation often floating about the Black community}, so long as those women acknowledge that they chose to date those guys all by themselves [cherry picked]. It was her choice to date/pursue Joe Thug and Ray-ray and thus it was her 'fault' when they let her down. If you sleep with dogs, you just might wake up with fleas and puppies!!! She also can't blame 'sane' black men that didn't appeal to her 'Ray-Ray'...
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Re: Erykah Badu's stage show

Kweli4Real ·
While I've never seen one of her shows, you brought up an interesting point about stage performances. It's been more than 5 years since I've seen anything other than primarily instrumental jazz performances. Why? because too many vocal "artists" can't do live, what they do in the studio. And, those that come close to approaching their studio efforts, spend more time on their scripted to the minute routine and it comes across as the umpteenth time they've performed it. I wish we could go back...
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Re: Should Black People...

FireFly ·
LMAO! 'fucktard' (!?) .
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Re: Erykah Badu's stage show

powerflower ·
Check out India.arie. She puts on a helluva show too; she even put her gitaur down for a while and played the flute.
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Empty Purnata ·
I don't believe in eternal souls, I believe that souls are impermanent essences. My view of the soul is similar to that of a Buddhist, or Aristotle's view on the soul: http://www.answers.com/topic/soul Jesus did not teach that souls are immortal, seperate, wraithly persons either: Jesus taught that the Kingdom of Heaven is not "here or there", but that is "within you". I believe that Jesus' "Kingdome of Heaven" may have been a metaphor stressing something along the lines of...
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Re: Shallow Friendships

Frenchy ·
You're much better off, Fine ! Who wants to force their way back into a friendship?? When you feel they're squeezing you out, you just gotta bow out gracefully and move on (and pat yourself on the back for avoiding a shitload of drama and backstabbing). C'est la vie!
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

powerflower ·
I had read the thread, and posted before. I will tell you what I think about the question you posed, but I don't think all the men are saying that all Black women are naturally bad daters/decision makers. I think that people are getting all riled up when they disagree with what someone posts and then they respond emotionally. Hey, I do it too I don't think the original post was meant to be offensive. I think it was directed at women because it came from a magazine directed at women. I wasn't...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
one of the reasons why the black man shortage myth is just that is because not all of the women in that 'ratio' are desireable or seeking positive men in their lives. Women are quick to eliminate men who are non-degreed, but never eliminate women with kids. Which is a 'harder' dating situation?? dating a degree-less man or dating a babymomma? I think the babymomma is harder because her kids must come first in her life and require a great deal of her time. Also, what if the kids don't like...
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Re: How The Bush Administration Hurts The Black Community

Kevin41 ·
Man shut up with that self-importantce bullschit this morning Lofton..no one gives a fuck about what you think or your weird azz writing style you picked up from the ward....you're the joke Lofton...you grew up to be someone so alienated from your own that you seek out white racists for affiliation...now talking about jokes....do you really think those hateful azz inbreds at stormfront take you seriously? hell no...you're like ward coonerly and the rest....racists find you useful to help...
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

MBM ·
Yes - it makes perfect sense in Buddhism - the souls come back to continue on their path to enlightenment. I've just never heard an explanation on it from the Christian tradition where the disincentive seem so overwhelming to NOT come back to Earth.
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Empty Purnata ·
Hmmm...that's probably due to Augustinian influence in Christian thought. Modern Christianity took Augustine's philosophy that the material world is something of a "curse", and that physical bodies are crass and disgusting. Many Christian basically view the body as little more than a prison for an idealized fluffy, wraith-like soul. That's why I find Tantric Buddhist philosophy on the soul so refreshing. It goes beyond this Cartesian Dualism of "body" and "soul", and it describes the body...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Empty Purnata ·
Black Middle Class vs. "American" Middle Class? What's "American"? "White"? Aren't African-Americans AMERICANS too?
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

MBM ·
An aggreagate of all Americans versus African Americans.
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Empty Purnata ·
Oh, now I get it. In comparison to other middle class communities of other races, unfortunately the Black Middle Class seems to be busy trying to emmulate the White Middle Class. A community of selfish, over-privileged "rugged individualists" with that tired old "conservative Protestant work ethic" of "everyone pull yourself up by your own bootstraps". Pesonally, I think African-Americans need to get away from this "middleclassness" mentality. We should be concerned about improving our...
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Re: **Constantine: The Father of Christianity[With Just A Hint of Paganism!]??**

Empty Purnata ·
LOL! "Saint" Augustine used to be a Manichean before he became a "Christian" around 400 C.E. He was a Manichean Gnostic (who are influenced by Zoroastrianism) and kept much of his Manichean theology and tried to tie it into Christianity. The doctrines of: Corruption of the Physical Body, Innate Powerlessness, Eternal Salvation, Eternal Damnation, Defilement of Women, Pisticity (Faith-Onlyness) and disdain of spiritual knowledge, Classical Theism (God seperate from Self), Satan (God of...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

Max ·
It's really difficult to determine what women are attracted to. True story: I was on the bus. This fine-looking Puerto-Rican girl came on; she had these large, seductive, blue eyes; voluptuous - full luscious tits, big round hips and an ass to match. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. So,as she walks down the aisle, we make eye-contact. I smiled at her. And she? She rolled eyes-clearly annoyed, as if to say: "nigga PUH-LEEEEAAASE...don't even think about!!" Now, I admit, I'm never gonna make the cover of...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM: I am really flattered at the being the basis for so many of your posts. I figured that by now you could at least represent my position more correctly. Founding Premise: Some people reside inside of a system that organizes resources and creates wealth. Some people reside outside of such a system. The challenge is to CREATE a system that generates wealth and a high standard of living for the people that are of interest to you balancing this demand with other values that are important to...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

James Wesley Chester ·
Aren't African-Americans AMERICANS too?---empty Purnata Yes. In fact African Americans are African American-Americans. I couldn't resist. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: **Constantine: The Father of Christianity[With Just A Hint of Paganism!]??**

James Wesley Chester ·
A few years ago, I talked about St. Augustine as a part of a presentation celebrating Kwanzaa. I mentioned the African popes of the Catholic Church and St. Augustine noting that he was African, as was his mother. I didn't know she revered and called 'Mother Something'. A member of the audience was the head of a local agency and a 'biggie' in the lay membership if the a large Catholic congregation. He was pissed. When I finished he approached and wanted to know where did I get my information...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

Max ·
LoL! Maybe you have a point Audio - although she would be pretty hypocritical if she actually felt that way. Qty226, you may have a point also, but I didn't drool or leer at her or anything like that. In fact, I make it a point NOT to do that when courting a woman - it smacks of desperation. Yes, I was sizing her up for 2-3 seconds, but it was seemless - I wasn't gawking; and I'm more than certain that she didn't notice (guys are good at this). But I had to let her know that I found her...
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Re: BLACK PEOPLE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

One-gay-Guy ·
african-americans have been in the USA for over 300 yrs and they is no black man who is above 55 years of age born in England. anyone for challenge.......this is true.
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

qty226 ·
There are a million reasons why she reacted, to you just nodding and smiling. But it seems to me, that you really liked her.....and because of this, maybe you should've taken the opportunity to chat, and find out what the deal was. (It couldnt hurt, right?) I've been in a similar situation, room full of people.....i smile at a guy, he turns his head..........only to be in my face an hour later. I put him on ignore........and moved on, because he really didnt leave a lasting impression. Out...
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Kevin41 ·
CF...you cannot even stay within the confines of coherent thought.....and yes you are the great white defender....but before you put things in your racial context......what do you think my take is on ward coonerly or clarence thomas? you think they get a pass from me because of their race? Go back and read what I think of em....and then come back and tell me what I said is based entirely on race.....you say allot of stupid shit CF...but hey, how many times do you find that out on a daily...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

qty226 ·
You answered the question.... "What if his goal is to do a honest day's work, take care of his home, wife, and children to the best of his abilities?" This has nothing to do with his 'potential earnings', or what he does for a living (no matter what, i'll always have his back).......this has to do with the fact that he has an agenda, a purpose in life. He may not make a lot of money.......but hes doing the best that he can, treating me with love and respect...............thats really all i...
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

FireFly ·
you said it gurl.
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
....now speaking of defending the status quo, more likely this fits our disgraceful elected representatives and/or an inept Black middleclass more so than any Black conservative.... " House Negroes can't back-up a prayer of a chance in any benefit as to AA benefitting a Michael Lofton because I only give credit where it is due ....." ....now AA has done about as much or less for me..... ...as a no good Reverend Henry Lyons , and snake oil saleman Reverend Jesse Jackson , Brentwood Burke,...
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Re: Erykah Badu's stage show

powerflower ·
Actually, when I bought Baduizm it was a cassette too But I was up on my cd game by the time Live came out The only reason I knew about House of D is because I happened to catch her on the Tavis Smiley show on pbs quite by accident. Looking at the descriptions of what was on his show I turned to it and it was a completely different show than what the description said. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that she was on there (I don't even remember who was supposed to be on there). She was...
 
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