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As take off of this thread, what "celebs" would you like to meet? (or have met)








"I am African, not because I was born in Africa; but because Africa was born in me"



"The cost of Liberty is less than the cost of repression."

-W.E.B. DuBois, John Brown 1909


"... can you imagine Doobie in yo' funk??!!"

-G. Clinton


"...Black men walkin' / with white girls on they arms / I be mad at 'em / as if I know they moms / told to go beyond the surface / a person's a person / when we, lessen our women / our condition seems to worsen..."

"Real People" - Common


"You are not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can not face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who says it or does it!"

-Malcolm X


Sense is far from COMMON!



"... The tragic irony here is that a lot of African Americans may not fully recognize the implications of this decision for years to come. Stop by any barbershop, barbeque or church basement in Black America and you will hear – with distressing frequency – that old canard that "integration" ruined the Black community."

-William Jelani Cobb



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This is just what I can think of now:

1. Definitely my great grandmother...
2. Nzingha
3. Menes
4. Jill Scott
5. India.arie
6. Min. Farrakhan
7. Min. Ava
8. Cheikh Anta Diop and Chancellor Williams
9. Oprah...*sigh* yes Oprah
10. Taharkha
11. Denmark Vessey
12.W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington
13. My great grandfather
14. Benjamin Mays-now that I'm an adult
15. Ben Carson
16. Miles Davis
17. Denzel Washington
18. Angela Bassett
19. James Earl Jones
20. Will Downing
21. Thurgood Marshall
22. Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton (in the room together and forced to answer all of my questions. Ha!)
23. Langston Hughes
24. Sojourner Truth
25. Sister Souljah
26. Mae Jemison
27. Benjamin Banneker(his bio motivated me to study science and astrology)
28. Henry David Thoreau
29. I'd love to sit at the feet of all of the great Prophets, Prophetess', and philosophers
30. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr and Rev.Henry McNeal Turner
31. Sundiata
32. Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte (de oh)
I could go on....
Originally posted by kresge:
The lists seems to have taken a turn to answering the question "if I could meet anyone living or dead...."[/]b My list would have looked somewhat different under those set of criteria.


Sorry......I got ahead of myself....started thinking about [B]everyone
I would like to meet....However I do not think this was the intention of the OP. I just got carried away....

Originally posted by AudioGuy:
Changed the title to reflect "celebs" that may no longer be with us...

Feel free to revise.

Well, there are so many with this revised criteria. Here are some quick picks
Jesus - Yeshua ben Yosef
Mary - Miriam, mother of Yeshua
W.E.B Du Bois
Nat Turner
Anton Wilhelm Amo
Cheikh Anta Diop
Sojourner Truth
Leopold Senghor
Toussaint L'Ouverture
Franz Fanon
Ahmed Baba
Fannie Lou Hamer
Harriet Tubman
Originally posted by MBM:
Originally posted by AudioGuy:

Idi Amin

I'm curious about your interest here.
At the time when he was in power I was not aware of the manipulation that the media was capable of or the manipulation of Africans that europeans were capable of. Now as a much more aware person I might see him in a slightly different light. My interest in meeting him would be to see what he was really like - what drove him to be who he was and to see what role europe played in his demise.

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