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Pain, disapointment, betrayal or any form of negativity are part of the inescapable human experience therefore one has to handle it with the best of their ability (DAMMIT). bang

or...

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
Today I counted the number of black bootlickers I've encountered and I've discovered there are more of them on the internet than I actually know in real life.

Then, I counted the hypocrites, judgmental freaks, snobs & wannabes. . .again, there are more on the internet than I actually know in real life.

I guess that's why (in part) I spend less time on the internet these days.
hey Santana St Cloud... just saw your new avatar - I noticed that Betty Davis album has been released in cd format - I still have the original vinyl, lol! It's one kick-ass record, what a voice she has, and some great songs... appl tell me you put it up loud and dance around like a fool... lol Big Grin
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Originally posted by FireFly:
hey Santana St Cloud... just saw your new avatar - I noticed that Betty Davis album has been released in cd format - I still have the original vinyl, lol! It's one kick-ass record, what a voice she has, and some great songs... appl tell me you put it up loud and dance around like a fool... lol Big Grin


Vinyl! Eek That's old school, FF!

I have some random mp3's but not a CD, so I ordered the reissue of "They Say I'm Different", it includes bonus tracks.

She did an interview with TSOYA. You can grab it here. I hear that she's tough to interview. If you listen to it, you'll see why. Anyway, I think it was her first in 30 years. (She's a bit of an introvert.)

I've been admiring you avatar too! Not that I'm into tribal scars, but he's striking!
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Originally posted by Santana St. Cloud:
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Originally posted by FireFly:
hey Santana St Cloud... just saw your new avatar - I noticed that Betty Davis album has been released in cd format - I still have the original vinyl, lol! It's one kick-ass record, what a voice she has, and some great songs... appl tell me you put it up loud and dance around like a fool... lol Big Grin


Vinyl! Eek That's old school, FF!




I noticed your avatar too. I bought the CD a few months ago. tfro
fro Ya know what I REALLY hate? Arrogant kneegrows who think they're the SHYT just cuz they can pronounce "the" more than one way. Just got out of a meeting....these uppity types....man....sometimes I just want to DROP one of these "mofos" off in the HOOD...just for 1 hour. Reality check. If the "po po" stop ya here...you still gonna be DWB to them...AND they're not gonna ask to see your double degrees either fool! Probably throw your azz against the wall and ask questions later.bang Whew! Had to get that out. Okay.... 16 I'm fine now. fro
Ok. I'm going to let him go. I tried. I did the absolute best I could. But I cannot & will not tolerate having a 16 year old disrespect me. I will not allow him to cuss or say mean, hurtful things to me. I thought I was helping him, I called myself being there for him.

I pay his cell phone bill so when I received another series of mean text messages today, I told him I would have his cell phone disconnected if he text me again in such a manner. He stopped real quick after that. . .who else will pay his $160 a month cell phone bill?

I told him to watch his calls cuz his bill should NOT be that high. The phone was supposed to be for emergencies and so that I could reach him (after school) to make sure he was safe. But it has gotten out of hand. He has always been such a good kid, but these days he thinks he's a grown man and he doesn't wanna listen. He wants to go anywhere & DO whatever he wants to do without question. I can't allow that, though.

So I'm letting him go because he won't listen to me anymore.

I am hurt that I couldn't make it work. I love him and I'll always love him but he won't be living with me anymore. This is the only time EVER. . .in my whole entire LIFE. . .that I feel like a complete failure.
Hotep Family,

Just when you think you've heard every horrid story or event that could possibly happen to a Black woman, the story about the young Black woman who was raped and tortured in West Virginia by red necks takes the cake. In case you didn't hear or read about her plight, go to USA Today and type in the subject and read about what happened to her. Three red neck women and three red neck young men were involved. The things they took this sista through makes these red neck honkies eligable for tne 'death penalty'. The bad part about her is she was alledged to have been 'involved' with one of the young red neck men. Things are getting better is amerikkka anglo-saxon negro's like to say. Bull dodo. You need to look no further than the events that took place in a school in Louisana and what happened to the sista in West Virginia to wake up these brain dead negros. Espically those in the sports and entertainment fields that assume they've made it because they are raking in big bucks. What would happen if their 'cash' becomes null and void like the confederate money of the south after the civil war? They would revert back to becoming just another nigger. Oh yea, by the way, heard the latest about OJ? If this brotha is stupid enough to rob what ever he was alledged to have robbed in Vegas, then I will turn my back on him. An armed robbery of an individal at that. This brotha will never have peace in his life. For me, I don't know if this brotha is guilty of murder or not. I do know there have been murders with much more evidence than the police had on him and they refused to bring charges because of a 'lack' of evidence; like the knife used and the bloodly clothing. A few drops of 'tainted blood' and a so-called-motive was not enought evidence for me. Besides, I've been told by folk who knew them that his wife was 'giving-it-up to many of his friends and associates. I am not a male chauvinist. I know this brotha was giving it up too. Just not enoough evidense to satisfy me (my vote didn't count). Hotep.
Olu Olufemi Chike
What a difference a couple days makes. . . 3

Once I accepted that my young 16 year old relative would be better off living with a male relative. . .I'm now feeling better about the situation.

It's the best thing for a young man his age to have an older MAN there to guide him and who understands this stage in his life.

I talked to a couple male friends of mine and they assured me that, minus the disrespect. . .what he's going through is normal and they went on to recall their own horror stories and what they put their parents through at that same age (again, minus the disrespect).

I feel like a burden has been lifted from my shoulders and because my young relative is now in a better living situation (for him). . .I see the benefits of having made the change. I no longer feel like I failed him, I actually feel like I've done right by him.

Which in my mind. . .equates to success.
Hotep Family,

Is OJ brain dead or what? He resides in a country that is no longer 'free' for him. When will he learn that he is no longer 'loved' by white folk? Instead of running through airports to catch a plane, he's runing from willie lynch mobs who have blood in their eyes and revenge on their minds. Vegas is one of the last cities in amerikkka he should be in and he should know this; at least by now. White folk hate him all over amerikkka and will do what ever it takes to 'get' him. Mark Furman became a millionair because of him and is still making money because of him. OJ walks aroung smiling like the cheshire cat. What a fool! What is wrong with this use to be negro anglo-saxon jack & jill burgeousis white folk loving brotha? Even if the true or real killers of his wife and her faggot friend are found, he will never return to the level that he once obtained. In their eyes he will always be guilty. He needs to continue playing golf and stay out of the lime light (which is not really 'lime' for him). White folk murdered over 60 million blacks during slavery, millions upon millions of Native Americans, thousands of Japanese, thousands of Vietnamese, and now thousands upon thousands of Arabs. But, because they are natural born killers (that's why they love to hunt and kill innocent animals) when ever one of theirs is murderded and the 'assumed' killer is a Black person, all hell will break loose in the Black community with the storn troopers moving in and kicking down doors. It happens all the time; north, south, east and west. It's hee-haw on Black folk with reverenge on europeans agenda. Will we ever learn? Hotep. Olu Olufemi Chike.
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Originally posted by ddouble:
It's 12 years later white America.

Let it go.

OJ was acquitted.

Stop attempting to retry the murder case with a robbery charge.


He should have stayed in Florida with all the other murderers, drug dealers, corrupt city and state officials, and exiled multi-millionaires. 20
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Hotep Family,

Is OJ brain dead or what? He resides in a country that is no longer 'free' for him. When will he learn that he is no longer 'loved' by white folk? Instead of running through airports to catch a plane, he's runing from willie lynch mobs who have blood in their eyes and revenge on their minds. Vegas is one of the last cities in amerikkka he should be in and he should know this; at least by now. White folk hate him all over amerikkka and will do what ever it takes to 'get' him. Mark Furman became a millionair because of him and is still making money because of him. OJ walks aroung smiling like the cheshire cat. What a fool! What is wrong with this use to be negro anglo-saxon jack & jill burgeousis white folk loving brotha? Even if the true or real killers of his wife and her faggot friend are found, he will never return to the level that he once obtained. In their eyes he will always be guilty. He needs to continue playing golf and stay out of the lime light (which is not really 'lime' for him). White folk murdered over 60 million blacks during slavery, millions upon millions of Native Americans, thousands of Japanese, thousands of Vietnamese, and now thousands upon thousands of Arabs. But, because they are natural born killers (that's why they love to hunt and kill innocent animals) when ever one of theirs is murderded and the 'assumed' killer is a Black person, all hell will break loose in the Black community with the storn troopers moving in and kicking down doors. It happens all the time; north, south, east and west. It's hee-haw on Black folk with reverenge on europeans agenda. Will we ever learn? Hotep. Olu Olufemi Chike.


fro yeah cuz massa is ALWAYS lookin' for another Bigger Thomas...every chance he gets. fro
Hotep Family,
I, for one, believe brotha OJ was set up. Now they want to give this brotha 'life' w/out parole. White folk have gone mad once again about this Black man. As I've said, if you look at some of the gruesome murders committed by whilte folk against white folk, it takes a hell-of-a-lot more evidence than they had on OJ. In Chicago, there have several young brothas 'shot in the back' by white police fleeing police because they allegedly possess guns or pointed a gun at them. The police department heads considerded them 'justifiable' killings. To get shot in the back you must be running with your back to the police. There has yet to be a 'white boy' killed by police in Chicago in years and white folk have damn near all of the guns. Also, in a situation where a white man has barricaded himself in a house with a gun, even shooting at the police, they call in a 'negotiator' instead to storming the house like they do when a Black man is involved (although the Black man has not shot at them) guns blazing. Getting back to OJ, when will this brotha learn that he is hated, not loved or admired, by white folk, even some of his so-call ex-white team mates and so-called friends. Wake up Black folk. It's later than you think. Your white Jesus cannot save you. Only you can save your Black self. Hotep family. Olu Olufemi Chike.
Originally posted by Carl Prather:
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Getting back to OJ, when will this brotha learn that he is hated, not loved or admired, by white folk, even some of his so-call ex-white team mates and so-called friends.


fro Unfortunately for OJ, he is TOO ARROGANT to recognize that he is both hated and despised by massa. He still livin' in the past when the name OJ wasn't about the "orange juice" but rather "ABOUT HIM"! Sooooo sad. fro
Hotep Kocolicious,

You give OJ too much credit. ARROGANT is too modest. OJ is just plain STUPID. This situation has been all over every news outlet in this area (the lead in and top headline story) and you can see the glee on the faces of the white anchors. They are saying to themselves "we finally got that nigga". Xmas came early for them. Well, maybe they have finally got him and maybe they haven't finally got him. In any event, if this dumb, ignorant, stupid and arrogant brotha is able to overcome this fiasco, he sould go home to Florida and play putt-putt golf in his back yard. And he still has a white girl on his arms. Hopefully from red-neck don't bump her off and frame or blame his dumb Black ass. I am a lover of Black women and so should he. If his late wife had been Black, he would still be running through airports and on the side lines (not in the press box) of monday night football games. Hotep. Olu Olufemi Chike.
Hotep Family,
I just watched a nenown jury consultant on television. He is a defense jury consultant in the Phil Spector murder trial in Cali. He said that the case against OJ is falling apart fast. He also said the audio tapes appeared to have been doctored, the accuser's accusations were inconsistent and they were changing their stories extremely fast, no two stories are alike, the so-call OJ accomplist's were being freed because there is no evidence against them and he felt that OJ was set up. I also heard that Ron Goldman's father was instrumental in setting this fiasco in motion. OJ was set free on bond because the law's in Nevada demands that a person accused of a crime other than capitol murder is bondable. He needs to stay his butt in Florida and go to Disney Land or Gator World. He should have never gone to Vegas. If this brotha don't wake up, he'll be back in jail on some other trumped up charge, especially since he insist on dealing with miss ann and you know massa don't dig that. I really liked this brotha and felt sorry for him during his fight to exonerate himself from the killing of his wife and her faggot friend. But he has proved himself to be a fool. Black folk, not white folk, have supported him since the onset of his struggle's. How do you reach this brotha? I know. Put his dumb ass in jail and away from white women and then, perhaps, he'll wake up and smell weed. Hotep. Olu Olufemi Chike.
Am I Over Ya Head?


But am I over ya head?
Am I over ya head?
But am I over ya head?
Yo am I over ya head?
But am I over ya head?
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Well am I over ya head?
Yo am I over ya head?

Huh? What? Where? Who?
What? Whattyathinkinabout
when who says what when how
You can't maybe follow my style
You be the child, I be the teacher
Smile, who said when, what
mouth not shut, what?
Whenever however whenever
whatever the cut
How you maybe could you ever
believe, that you could so quickly achieve
these crafts, please laugh at his stupid ass
upon your knees in glass
You lust for everything but trust
So we bust back, with conciously charged art
with a mic instead of a brush

But am I over ya head?
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Listen..

Yes, us must trust us, who? Us must trust
not fuss with us, us must trust us discuss trusting us
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not fuss with us, us must trust us discuss thus trusting us
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But am I over ya head?
Yo am I over your head?
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~ KRS One
NO! YOU CANNOT DRIVE MY CAR! SORRY IF YOU DON'T THINK I CAN DRIVE, I DON'T WANT YOU TO CALL ME EVERYDAY ALL OF A SUDDEN NOW THAT I HAVE MY CAR, I DON'T EVEN WANT YOU IN MY CAR MOST OF THE TIME.

AND YES, EVEN AS AN ATHEIST, I DON'T GET INTO ACCIDENTS BECAUSE I AM BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED.

*cooling off*

So guys/gals, What hannanin?

edit: /gals lol
Man,

What IS it about "WisdomIsAWoman" that just makes people go buck wild! Now I just found out that some fool has been using my online identity while I've been offline! "Damn! Damn! Damn!" LOL....

I KNOW we learned in KinderG to "never steal what does not belong to you???"

Black People! Black People!

LMAO!
Dealing with death and grief has got to be one of the hardest things to manage. My best friend lost her husband this weekend, he was murdered, they had only been married 9 months. I don't know what to say to her to make her feel better and quite frankly I know there is nothing I can really say or do to make it any less painful. I try to get her thinking about the good memories which works pretty well temporarily. I know all I can do is be a supportive friend, listen when she needs to talk, and show my sympathy, but I can't help but feel sorta helpless overall.Frown
I lost my mum recently, and while that was bad enough, she was elderly and ill - but I cannot imagine losing a partner. 7 Everyone grieves differently, and I know from experience it's hard for friends to know what to do and how to behave.

You 'being there' for her, is what matters, there is no more you can do. She needs to grieve in whatever way unfolds for her. And everyone is different.
fro You know what I hate? Black people grand standing. Formulated a town meeting regarding Jenna 6 this past weekend. It took almost all day SATURDAY finally to hear everyone's gripe about the problem in our community....a lot a people just wanted to hear themselves TALK! Why is some Black people soooo jealous of each other?8 Over STUPID shyte! OMG!!! This is one of the reasons why I don't like to deal with so-called GROWN FOLKS..cuz why? They are STILL carrying around childhood tramas and esteem issues and it is TOTALLY obvious as they struggle to appear that they have it all together. The task team was patient, however. Needless to say, I wasn'tBig Grin I wanted to get this ball on the road....no time to pick the wounds of the past.bang Mofo GET OVER IT! GEEEESH!Roll Eyes We got work to do and folks have jobs and families soooo hurry up! After fallin' sleep during many of their commentaries....we FINALLY was able to develop a plan. So Sunday the meeting went well. Cuz after all grand standing performances of those who had they say on Saturday...most of them didn't show up Sunday. ThankGod! It was BETTER for all of us who were there initally to do WORK. I am very surprised at the intelligence of some of our former bangers who spoke eloquent. Some of them blew me out of the water in terms of their approach and ideas. I was so inspired by them most of yesterday evening I traveled to a couple of local colleges to get info materials on registeration and careers so that I can pass it on to these youngsters at our next town meeting. Their outlook on how to handle this issue was far more doable than what some of the older participants were suggesting. I was soooo happy Smile however that those "attention" getters on Saturday decided to keep their butts at home. Great decision to say the least. fro
Why do grooms rent their tuxedos and brides buy their wedding gowns?

I mean, conceivably, a man would have other occasions to wear a tuxedo. (Or, is it bad luck to wear it anywhere other than to his wedding?) A woman wouldn't wear her wedding gown to da club or if she remarries, of course. Okay, I understand passing it down to her daughter, or keeping it as an heirloom. Men don't do the same?
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Originally posted by Santana St. Cloud:
Men don't do the same?



Nope.

As a wedding photographer, I've found that this stuff tends to be much more important to women. Decoration, design, etc, etc. The wedding business is largely marketed at women.

Do you find magazines on the newstand targeted at "Grooms"?

Nope. By the way, I read these magazines so I can know what people expect (market research).
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Originally posted by Santana St. Cloud:
Why do grooms rent their tuxedos and brides buy their wedding gowns?

I mean, conceivably, a man would have other occasions to wear a tuxedo. (Or, is it bad luck to wear it anywhere other than to his wedding?) A woman wouldn't wear her wedding gown to da club or if she remarries, of course. Okay, I understand passing it down to her daughter, or keeping it as an heirloom. Men don't do the same?


In this culture the color was also a symbol of her purity... perhaps this has something to do with it too...
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Originally posted by FireFly:
I lost my mum recently, and while that was bad enough, she was elderly and ill - but I cannot imagine losing a partner. 7 Everyone grieves differently, and I know from experience it's hard for friends to know what to do and how to behave.

You 'being there' for her, is what matters, there is no more you can do. She needs to grieve in whatever way unfolds for her. And everyone is different.


I couldn't imagine either type of loss really. I know as it stands today I have done all that I can really do as her friend and will continue to do that, its just hard to see her suffering Frown

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