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  1. Trump stays in the new because he is news. He is still the de facto leader of the Republican party. No poitical pundits have written him off as a 2024 presidential candidate. Office seekers still seek his endorsement. The right wing lunatic fringe is alive and well, and they are who perpetuate his relevancy. His appearance at rallies still draw crowds also. He is a figure to be reckoned with and has yet to be dethroned. Hate him, but don't write him off.
    3 points
  2. Well people can legitimately argue that i let Greg go on too long. When i first considered dropping him most were indifferent or wanted to use him for target practice. So i did not drop him. i suggested that i would “miss” him but that was because i enjoyed y’all’s reactions at times. When the posts he started began dominating the forum that was the end for me. Still sought the opinion of the other group members.
    3 points
  3. It's okay I often neither read what he posts and rarely respond to his comments.
    2 points
  4. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has arrested and charged former police officers who were responsible for the raid and firing shots that led to Breonna Taylor's death. It took almost 2. 5 years to bring these killers to justice but better later than never. I hope AG Merrick Garland brings a solid case against them. Breonna Taylor's family has already won a civil suit. Putting these murderers behind bars would bring justice full circle.
    2 points
  5. Genius is having exceptional intellectual ability, creative productivity, imagination and originality to the extent of being able to achieve new discoveries or advance knowledge. A part of genius is having the ability to recognize or envision patterns, shapes and concepts in order to produce tangible results.
    2 points
  6. Here we are over 50 years later and the conditions that bred cats like the late Claude Brown remain unchanged. Voices like his are still necessary. It takes black folks who've lived both sides of the struggle to reach the younger generation and save them from becoming wayward and/or put them on a different path. A social worker on a salary doesn't have it. A message is better received when the listener either feels and/or believes the messenger shares a similar background and experience. In other words, knuckleheads rarely listen to squares and nerds. That's why Hip-Hop music is so powerful. Where folks might not be inclined to pick up a book, they will listen to music. Too bad not enough of those artists use their voices to teach and uplift the younger generation either.
    2 points
  7. Hey Greg...we want Cynique back immediately. I'm curious to know what the cautionary tale is and how her behavior was reckless. None of this happens under difference circumstances i.e. no dust up between Russia and Ukraine and the US providing support. Otherwise, sista Brittney has no issues traveling back and forth to Russia with her cannabis oil weighing less than a stick of gum and hooping to make extra bread in order to feed her family. Besides, it's not like she was smuggling nuclear material into their country and/or stealing secrets from them. In the grand scheme of things, the crime is totally ridiculous. The punishment based on man-made *laws* and in this case political pressure, is a complete miscarriage of justice. If I were to consider this a cautionary tale especially for athletes and entertainers...petition American employers to pay enough money for your talent that there is no incentive to leave the country in order to make money elsewhere. The WNBA should be paying its players enough money so that they don't have play overseas to make ends meet. That's the fight sista Griner should take up when she gets back home.
    2 points
  8. @TroyI've forgotten Claude Brown and what an admirer I became of him after reading "Manchild in the Promised Land". This book was required reading for all of us budding activists back in the early 1960s and really had an impact. Especially for those of us who knew nothing about the lifestyle he described growing up on the drug-drenched, crime-infested streets of Harlem. The cigarette-smoking, the reference to black people as "negroes", and the government as "the power structure", the white interviewer's condescending attitude really dated the video. But Brown's message remains current and relative. My book review of "Man Child" won first place in a contest sponsored by the Sunday literary section of the Chicago Sun-Times. My prize was another best-seller back then, entitled "Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask". I don't remember anything about the contents of that book. I do remember feeling sad upon hearing of Claude's death in 2002.
    2 points
  9. Lions are instinctual, humans are rational. So the roles that males and females have should be decided by the individual. Societal and cultural norms dictate the bounds of those roles. However the individual can choose a role that is different from those assigned roles. A healthy couple can navigate those differences so that neither party feels diminished. My belief is an individual should be free to define their role however they choose. Even if that role goes against the morals of their group as long as those choices are fair and equitable. A person should be free to define themselves. It is difficult to be the other. Homosexual, Bisexual, transgender, an artist, a thinker, a women who wants to be more than the caretaker,a man who wants to be more than the bread winner. And while some members of society may disapprove or feel uncomfortable, the don't have to the right nor responsibility to negate the individual's choice. Since all of the growth in a society comes from those who deviate from the prescribed path. Those deviants are our visionaries. They see the world differently because their internal world is different.
    2 points
  10. I'm so grateful for @Delano starting this thread! Whew! That guy is stressful. Like you @Troy, I was loving how @Cyniquewould get at him! LOL.
    2 points
  11. @ChevdoveHi. Did you watch the World Track and Field Finals on NBC tonight? Weren't the relays thrilling! Our girls really did their thing, taking first place. The first person I thought about was you, wondering if you were checking this out.
    2 points
  12. For some reason feminism and homosexuality is problematic for some Black folks.
    2 points
  13. Surviving is relatively easy to quantify. Thriving is a slippery slope because it means different things to individuals. I know folks who are more broke than a bag of glass but they're happy clams in their existence. OTOH, I know folks who are well off and miserable as h8ll for one reason or three. Then, there's the mix in the middle. Folks surviving and thriving to varying degrees and they're good with it. None are suicidal as far as I know. I'll keep uplifting everyone for good measure.
    2 points
  14. Don't stop preaching unity. Somebody will get the message. Lose the divisiveness and condescension.
    2 points
  15. Sure. Many of us do present good images and serve as positive role models to those around us. However, the media is counter-productive and extremely powerful in its far reaching effect in negatively programming how the world sees black men. Those same people make a ton of money exploiting its black minority. We should be turning the tables using their weapons i.e. media. Since I'm not a miserable person, in gambling parlance, I'm playing with house money. I know my testimony, personal success and positive attitude uplifts and motivates the brothas and sistas around me to do better. My family is extremely religious. I'm not. My folks are holding on to a belief that I'm running away from a calling. Nope. I believe my *ministry* is all about encouraging black folks to come together and do better. My ministry doesn't cost them any tithes and offerings either. I have more faith in my vision/dreams of seeing black folks win now instead of them waiting on a sky fairy. The Supreme Being didn't gift me with knowledge and talent for no reason. Surely, I'm supposed to use it for something. I'll go with uplifting black folks.
    2 points
  16. Well, could be because "art is imitating life". All black men are not heroic brilliant paragons of masculinity and noble character - nor are all white men. Why look to the media to do what black men can do for themselves: present good images and exemplify admirable role models. America is run by white people who apparently don't feel the need to cater to the demands of its black minority. That's life, fellas. We've established the African Americans are not monolithic. And all of the hair-tearing and breast-beating for black unity will never amount to anything but misery loving company. So black men should just be the best they can be and try to set good examples for the kids they father. Each one, teach one. Stop expecting reality to conform to your dreams.
    2 points
  17. Herscel Walker as a US senator? Ha! Too ridiculous to discuss or take seriously.....
    2 points
  18. @GregSMH You are so dense and dumb - the total captive of your one-track mind. The "superior race" headline is a play-on-words pun referring to a sporting event (race) which because the members of one team ran faster than its opponents, their team proved to be the best (superior) one by coming in first. Your stupidity apparently extends to your eyesight, making you unable to see that 2 of the runners on the team that won the race were "white". Once again your lack of critical thinkin skills makes you mentally inferior and just plain stupid.
    2 points
  19. greg consistently does this one thing and it confirmed my suspicion early on that he's a white nationalist in a digital blackface. greg writes white with an uppercase "W" and Black with a lowercase "b." Black people wrote Black in uppercase long before it appeared in the AP style guide. So, if this were a game of poker, that would be his tell.
    2 points
  20. The two had already been sentenced to life for the crime in state court. And the judge rejected their request to serve their sentences in a federal prison. https://www.wdhn.com/news/national/3-guilty-of-killing-ahmaud-arbery-face-hate-crime-sentencing/
    1 point
  21. Why the ad hominen personal attacks? If you disagree with an opinion of hers, oppose it with facts and careful wording.
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  22. @Pioneer1What an ignorant turd you are. You can't even write a grammatically-correct sentence; it should be: "people like cynique are keeping the nation from moving forward", not is keeping the nation from moving forward. tsk-tsk @KENNETHI'm sure everything you have to say is worthwhile, but the subject matter is one that no longer captivates me because I've been there, heard that. (I do find the font you originally posted in to be very interesting and maybe even revealing.) But since you are of the liberal/progressive left persuasion instead of the bat shit crazy right wing, the possibility of you being a troll does not bother me. What is a hindrance to thoroughly checking out your narrative is that in order to do so, I'd have to wade through all of pioneer's droppings that contaminate every post he insinuates himself into, grunting out what he thinks everybody should feel privileged to read. Be advised that he is a mentally disturbed ego maniac, steeped in self-importance and obviously of the opinion that what African Americans need is for him to be in charge of the race because he has everything all figured out and knows all the answers. and if he could just make them over in his image and be their leader, everything would be perfect. Characters like him are who make me glad that my advanced age makes it unlikely that I would have to exist under the leadership of a messianic fool like him. i am content to simply be a spectator in the American arena, watching from my front row seat, throwing tomatoes at the zeroes who think they are heroes. I wish you well.
    1 point
  23. Well, gee, nice to see you've jumped aboard the Stefan Freedom Streetcar.
    1 point
  24. The terrorists that Black and poor citizens of the United States need to be most concerned about is the REPUBLICAN PARTY. Islamic extremists may pose a threat to those in various parts of the Middle East and Africa, but here in the United States it's these right-wingers who are primarily responsible for keeping up chaos and dysfunction in both the political and legal systems as well as in law enforcement, schools, etc...
    1 point
  25. Herschel Walker....like Trump....is charismatic. He's stupid, but he has an element of charisma; as charisma and intelligence don't always coincide with each other. George W. Bush proved that over and over again. He may have been an imbecile with a stupidity so profound that even people in other countries could immediate notice; not to mention a psychopath who ordered the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of innocent people in both Iraq and Afghanistan. -but because of how he carried himself you just "liked" the guy when you heard him talk or spent some time with him.
    1 point
  26. This has been my complaint about them for decades. They don't go hard in the paint for anything. If it's not handed to them on a silver platter, they'll shrug their shoulders and say I tried and slink away. Meanwhile, the GOP will let proverbial nuts hang when they're steering thr ship. They are like a bull in a China shop when it comes to pushing their agenda. They routinely punk the Dems regardless or who's in charge. That's why I'll continue to beat my drum that these parties are two sides of the same coin. Maintaining white supremacy is the primary objective of both political parties. They've gotten n8gglets to buy into and fight over it.
    1 point
  27. Your twice-impeached heroic dude just growled that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "was always causing trouble." Yeah, well, that's what one does when they believe in Free and Fair Elections and of course, Democracy. They defend such things. Good thing you're not in charge, Trump. And it's becoming clear that more and more voters are finally beginning to recognize you're nothing but a liar and a fraud. So, you can go back to playing bad golf with your conscience-less pals and whispering to any Russian agent within earshot to send WNBA star to Siberia because "she's spoiled and makes a lot of money." By the way, Lord Dampnut, what do you think of Paul Whelan? You're only the second POTUS to ever leave the Oval Office with less people working than when you first entered. But we know, we know, we know. It's Obama's fault.
    1 point
  28. How could you think that a disgruntled loser who encouraged a mob of morons to bring down his vice president is a better man. Because that never happened. The reason for the riots was to stop the challenge to the electoral votes 🗳. That got interrupted. Obviously you aren’t aware of the Trump vs Bush/Cheney rivalry. Why would you expect anything less from the father of a woman feuding with Trump. It’s an orchestrated process to erode Trump support.
    1 point
  29. You generally don't kill your biggest customers . It's Mutually Assured Destruction, or MAD.
    1 point
  30. Look, the the correlation between illegitimacy and poverty is not causal. This is what you (and Greg) failed to see. The conditions that cause poverty are the same ones that cause illegitimacy. Also just because a child is born out of wed lock does not mean there is no man -- even the father -- in the home. The movie Claudine illustrated this quite well.
    1 point
  31. The colorful art work depicted in tombs, on pyramids and in hieroglyphics should be an accurate indicator of the color of the people who are the subject of such illustrations. Are there any artifacts that actually show people with black skin? All visual records seem to be of people with a neutral skin shade like King Tut's. (Oil paintings by latter day artists don't count.) To me, the bible has always been a case of who is doing the interpretation of the lore and legend being hyped by priests or translated by drunk monks. And, apparently, even waaay back then the deepness of skin tone was associated with being cursed, so colorism has always been a factor that inspired prejudice. BTW, has any one ever determined what "god" looks like? There's a rumor going around that she's black. I will stand corrected on any of the observations I expressed here because I'm definitely not a student of the bible. which I've never believed to be divine in origin; more like an ancient almanac.
    1 point
  32. I actually don't think the interviewer SHOWED condescendance....whether he actually FELT himself superior or not. He simply carried himself in a way he thought would be more appreciated by the community. What I found more concerning was Brown's frank admission that he and his friends WANTED to be bad, break the law, get in trouble, etc....as an act of rebellion against their parents and the older generation. Also I didn't care too much for how emotional and contrary he was getting when the interviewer tried to get him to see the link between "illegitimacy" and poverty. Brown kept trying to brush it off as it not mattering. If I were a middle class White man this would be ammunition to justify why I wouldn't invest waste more money into the ghetto. ....and NO this ain't Greg talking, lol.
    1 point
  33. No surprise that sista Brittney Griner was sentenced to almost the maximum. She's a political pawn. No worries. She'll be home in a few months. The US government and Russia just have to work out details of the prisoner exchange. Exhibit A...Trevor Reed.
    1 point
  34. Humans are highly organized in terms of how we survive but I wouldn't brag about us running the world. Interesting opinion. I haven't professed faith in a Creator. While human beings have accomplished a lot, I do believe at the most basic level we've been the same creature for thousands of years. I'm eternally optimistic that humanity will be better in the future. I'll be long dead though.
    1 point
  35. The females hunt and the male eats first and protects the pride, from outsiders. When the king is dethroned the new lion kills all the male cubs that are not his offspring. So it is a harem.
    1 point
  36. @Cynique Yes! Thanks for posting! I am so happy for our girls! Prandini is still my favorite but I also love the new kid on the block Abby! Of course, I am still cheering for the Jamaican girls too. They are queens.
    1 point
  37. What I noticed about the comments on this post. which was originally a negative dig about black women's behavior, was how quick all the black guys were in adding to the accusations as they proceeded to ridicule, dismiss and blame black women for what they perceived them to be, giving them very little credit for anything not connected with sex. But, oooh. the blubbering and bitching that broke out as soon as the subject of black manhood being compromised was broached. The response was an exercise in self pity and petulance over "brothas" being emasculated by the racist media. Frustration abounded as they whined about being "sissified" and "pussified". Indignation raged about others not seeing them as they see themselves, - the epitome of how men are supposed to be. Inevitably, the subject of racial unity came up, but the connection between it and the strained relationship between black men and black women was glossed over, no acknowledgement made of how this gap can be a hindrance to the goal of black unity. However, until brothas refrain from aiding and abetting the put-down of black women by whites, racial unity will remain elusive.
    1 point
  38. Modern day version of ending Prohibition at the state level. When white folks decided marijuana should be legalized, states jumped onboard. Still, it's important to remember that there are state laws and Federal laws. We live in the United States of America. Each of the 50 states has a right to make its own laws. Federal laws govern the land. Medicinal marijuana may be legal in Washington or Colorado. But, if someone commits a federal offense and gets caught with it, that's another charge. IOW, marijuana is still illegal according to the federal government. It doesn't care what your doctor said.
    1 point
  39. Who are the Fed’s busting for personal use of marijuana?
    1 point
  40. @Pioneer1 A loser like you would know this; what woman wouldn't want to change you into something other than what you are. Um, - a loser.
    1 point
  41. No way Georgia allows Mumble Mouth Walker to become a Senator. It's ridiculous that the race is even close. Glad I don't live down there.
    1 point
  42. So are you saying we should not get vaccinated? The questioner was disingenuous. Assuming Biden made the statement he is taking one man's statement suggesting that we were being lied to by scientist and health leaders, which is just stupid and dangerous. Dangerous because is sowing doubt. As far as I know the medical community never said you can't get Covid after being vaccinated the advice has always been get vaccinated because it will help you avoid the worse symptoms, hospitalization, and death. Still you can died from covid after being vaccinated but the probability is MUCH lower. Covid, like the flu, is constantly mutating. Apparently they have not found epitopes that are constant across all mutations or that protect all people from the most harmful effects of the virus. The fact that the world has done so much to protect as from Covid is actually commendable given how fracted we are. More than 6MM people have died globally -- more than 1 MM in the United States, a relatively alarming number given our wealth. Then again given a sad health care system and media we probably got off as well as can be expected. The number of deaths the US experienced is more than it should have been. Lives were lost unnecessarily. The guy doing the questioning in the video above is sowing doubt and this is killing people as a result... Still as with the flu vaccine you are safer getting vaccinated than not getting vaccinated -- don't you disagree?
    1 point
  43. Can I please have the scriptures in their exact context so that I may examine them and see how accurate they supposedly are?
    1 point
  44. @KENNETH Why don't you post more often? I appreciate how succinct you are, something which makes your input even more anticipated. I also like that you solicit rather than impose opinions and, like Del, don't feel the need to be a stifling omnipresence. Oh, well. See ya when I see ya.
    1 point
  45. Well when people stop reacting to Greg's nonsense, he will stop serving his purpose and I will have to ban him. I can't have the forum dominated, unchecked, by the white racist rhetoric.
    1 point
  46. Yeah they'll give that to native peoples. Being raised in a white racist culture I too fell prey to the notion that Black people are inferior, save on the athletic field. The reasons are complex and I no longer feel that way, because I learned more that what our society shoves into our face 24/7. Now if I were a white person, born in a culture that reinforces white supremacy, and the marginalizes Black people, I imagine it would be even harder, for a white person, to dispense with the notion of white superiority. Besides, what would be the incentive? As I learned, travelled, and understood more I know white people are not intellectually superior to Black people. The science tells us this as well. The presence of a "Greg," regardless of their motivation or phenotypical characteristics, is a direct result of a white racist society. Indeed that is who Greg is: the manifestation of a white racist society.
    1 point
  47. White supremacy has created a situation or rather a complex in many White people that I have met. In that they believe they are superior to people of colour. They can't fathom that a Black person can be more intelligent or insightful than themselves. If it is undeniable that the Black person is more intelligent than themselves then that Black person is special and not indicative of their race. I take a certain pleasure in shining a light on that cognitive dissonance. Although I have to say I see a lot less of that in Sydney. Even though there are some of the same race dynamics between Whites and Aboriginals there is some level of acknowledgement of Aboriginal wisdom and customs.
    1 point
  48. Coggins Propaganda. I am still here and you are still here. I worked through the entire scamdemic. They are trying to lock us down again. They NEED to lock society down again; and FOR REAL this time. Not just some half-ass closing a few hardware stores and restaurants while the Menards and Targets stay open. I'm hearing from co-workers and friends who say they have family members who caught the virus and are ill. People are STILL getting sick and dying from this mess by the thousands....it's just not being reported on anymore. You are either color blind or can’t count. Those were Black folks tearing up the urban centers. This is a photo of the crowd of rioters in 2020 Minneapolis. Looks like mostly a bunch of young White kids looking for some action, to me. Infact.... According to the feds; a lot of right-wing groups like the Boogaloo Boys and others that I mentioned earlier actually PARTICIPATED in a lot of the civil disturbances around the country trying to instigate a civil war. Feds: Far-Right ‘Boogaloo Bois’ Member Fired AK-47 At Minneapolis Police Station, Yelled ‘Justice For Floyd!’ (forbes.com)
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