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“Mad Izm”

Since: Mar 08

Northfield, OH

#1 Apr 4, 2008
Well now, we've been on here for some of you years, months, even days....But there seems to be a problem where i've heard people say "forget about he past, and live for today" or "slavery is gone, there are no more slaves"...True Indeed! But i come from a proud background of struggle and success amongst my family, and we constantly gain strength and unity within my family by going over what got us to the point we are at, whether it be just a hard worker,or middle-class or rich person in our family. We don't go by in life forgetting the struggle and bad times just because we're living well, and in a different year, we gain from that struggle and past strength to CONTINUE to do well and have respect and pride in the fact that we made it through.

That being said, why must some of you black folks on here and out here in life continue to play into the hands of the white american foolery of trying to demean and erase our past because they're TOO EMBARRASED AND GUILTY to want to recognize it and respect what we went through. Don't you know that if we come to a common ground on what got us to this point in TIME,and we respect it and hold it with high regard in our lives, that we can become more united and strong and proud people! White America wants to ERASE Slavery, thats why they're pushing this way of thinking.....I offer an analogy for my people of why you shouldn't never stop being proud of your ancestors struggle and drive for our god-given rights:

Think of that time when you or someone you knew/Relative were caught in a crazy/stressful or life-threatening situation, and you/they were going through it BlIND and weak at the time because you had never experienced it before, and so you/they get through it because you struggled and fought your demons and enemies, and survived. So when you need to draw upon strength in your life, you go back to that specific situation and you look at that as a sign to continue on fighting no matter what, even if the odds are aginst you, and all because you have STRENGTH OF MIND!!! That because you have been through or are drawing upon the struggle that got you or another here to this point in life, so you never forget it!!

So I ask these black folks who have fallen victim or are falling victim to trickery and THE WHITE AMERICAN GOOD LIFE TRAP....To really stop saying forget the past or look forward...AS THOSE CANNOT BE DONE, BECAUSE THEY COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER!! How are you going to gain strength and have respect and pride for being a BLACK MAN/BLACK WOMAN in this white dominated society and you're trying to forget what got you the DAMN GOOD LIFE IN THE FIRST PLACE!!! OUR ANCESTORS DIED FOR YOUR A**ES, and now for some of you uncle tom mofos, you want to get the BIG HEAD, and start to give the white man credit for something they really had no part in, OUR FIGHT AND DRIVE FOR BEING FREE WHEN WE WERE SLAVES THROUGH TO WHEN WE WERE TRYING TO HAVE OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS GIVVEN BACK TO US....THATS WHAT GOT THE BALL ROLLING, and with the blessings of god, we ended some very horrible practices brought on by white american supremacy, which unfortunately still is entrenched in this society, SO WHILE I APPLAUD BLACK FOLKS FOR SHOWING WHITE AMERICA THAT YOU ARE EQUAL TO ANYONE.....YOU STILL CANNOT EVER CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD WITHOUT ALWAYS GAINING STRENGTH AND PRIDE FROM HOW OUR ANCESTORS FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THESE DAYS!!

**DON'T COME NOW AND TRY AND GET RID OF YOUR BLACKNESS BECAUSE YOU'VE THE WHITE MANS KNOWLEDGE, THEN GO AND GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR YOUR A** BEING FREE TODAY WITH THE GODDAMN RIGHT TO NOT GIVE UP SEATS AND WATER FOUNTAINS TO WHITES...THATS CREDIT DUE TO YOUR ANCESTORS MOFO...HOW DARE YOU UNCLE TOM MOFOS TRY AND ERASE YOUR PAST BECAUSE YOU WANT ACCEPTANCE BY THE SAME MOFOS WHOSE PEOPLE TRIED THEIR DAMNDEST TO HAVE YOU NOT HERE TODAY!! SHAME ON YOU!! WAK UP MOFOS.....THATS BEING BLACK AND PROUD!!

Peace!

Black And Proud Forever

therbred

Since: Nov 07

Toledo, OH

#2 Apr 4, 2008

“chick called life i pimped her”

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its in the boot

#3 Apr 4, 2008
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Marcus Garvey

216 Elite

“Mad Izm”

Since: Mar 08

Northfield, OH

#4 Apr 4, 2008
therbred wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =7nIYhDWiXt0XX
Great Video Bro! I think that video also sums up my posts, as what people should respect about themselves, too many HATE BEING BLACK....LOVE BEING WHO YOU ARE ALWAYS!

Black And Proud Forever

216 Elite

“Mad Izm”

Since: Mar 08

Northfield, OH

#5 Apr 4, 2008
birdmane87 wrote:
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Marcus Garvey
EXACTLY!! CAN'T MOVE FORWARD OR GROW WITHOUT KNOWING OR HAVING YOUR ROOTS!!

Black And Proud Forever

216 Elite

“Mad Izm”

Since: Mar 08

Northfield, OH

#6 Apr 4, 2008
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216 Elite

“Mad Izm”

Since: Mar 08

Northfield, OH

#7 Apr 5, 2008
I guess the uncle toms were afraid of this....lol

Black And Proud Forever

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Jungle in Yard

#8 Apr 5, 2008
216 Elite wrote:
I guess the uncle toms were afraid of this....lol
Black And Proud Forever
Good Post Brother 216Elite

Never ever forget the past

216 Elite

“Mad Izm”

Since: Mar 08

Northfield, OH

#9 Apr 5, 2008
Rah360 wrote:
<quoted text>
Good Post Brother 216Elite
Never ever forget the past
Thanks Bro! I think this is a very hot topic, however it shouldn't be, i believe a lot of black folks are falling into "The good life trap", where they believe everything they accomplish NOW can't be tied to the past, lol, and its a very simple argument imo....YOU WOULDN'T BE HERE IF IT WASN'T FOR YOUR ANCESTORS OR MINE WHO FOUGHT AND DIED THROUGH SLAVERY AND THE CROW YEARS TO GAIN FREEDOM LIKE YOU HAVE TODAY!! So black folks need to stop falling for the white mans trick of trying to get us to forget about our history and 'MOVE ON' as they so love to rant.....JUST BECAUSE IT HURTS THERE EGO!

As i said in the opening post, me and my family always generate strength and some sort of determination by going back and remembering how we got through a certain time in our life to get where we're at and it SERIOUSLY increases your fortitude and strength of mind...lol....i mean we even draw upon bad floods or snowstorms that we made it through when we didn't have the financial or proper tools to get through as everyone else, but yet we fought and braved the storm while living in poor conditions, so when we face something like any struggle now, we just remember that HEY we got through that, so we can get through this...lol...ITS NOT ABOUT LIVING IN THE PAST....ITS ABOUT DRAWING STRENGTH OF MIND FROM IT....THEREFORE YOU CAN NEVER FORGET IT! Peace Brotha!

Black And Proud Forever

216 Elite

“Mad Izm”

Since: Mar 08

Northfield, OH

#10 Apr 14, 2008
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Black And Proud Forever
TOP FLIGHT

Boynton Beach, FL

#11 Apr 14, 2008
216 Elite wrote:
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Black And Proud Forever
Really don't think the past has been forgotten, it might be that the immediate past has. As McWhorter points out.
Why I'm Black, Not African American
September 8, 2004
By John H Mc Whorter
It's time we descendants of slaves brought to the United States let go of the term "African American" and go back to calling ourselves Black - with a capital B.
Living descendants of slaves in America neither knew their African ancestors nor even have elder relatives who knew them. Most of us worship in Christian churches. Our cuisine is more southern U.S. than Senegalese. Starting with ragtime and jazz, we gave America intoxicating musical beats based on African conceptions of rhythm, but with melody and harmony based on Western traditions.
Also, we speak English. Black Americans' home speech is largely based on local dialects of England and Ireland. Africa echoes in the dialect only as a whisper, in certain aspects of sound and melody. A working-class black man in Cincinnati has more in common with a working-class white man in Providence than with a Ghanaian.
With the number of African immigrants in the U.S. nearly tripling since 1990, the use of "African American" is becoming increasingly strained.

We are not African to any meaningful extent, but we are not white either - and that is much of why Jesse Jackson's presentation of the term "African American" caught on so fast. It sets us apart from the mainstream. It carries an air of standing protest, a reminder that our ancestors were brought here against their will, that their descendants were treated like animals for centuries, and that we have come a long way since then.
But we need a way of sounding those notes with a term that, first, makes some sense and, second, does not insult the actual African Americans taking their place in our country. And our name must also celebrate our history here, in the only place that will ever be our home. To term ourselves as part "African" reinforces a sad implication: that our history is basically slave ships, plantations, lynching, fire hoses in Birmingham, and then South Central, and that we need to look back to Mother Africa to feel good about ourselves.
But what about the black business districts that thrived across the country after slavery was abolished? What about Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wright and Thurgood Marshall, none born in Africa and all deeply American people? And while we're on Marshall, what about the civil rights revolution, a moral awakening that we gave to ourselves and the nation. My roots trace back to working-class Black people - Americans, not foreigners - and I'm proud of it. I am John Hamilton McWhorter the Fifth. Four men with my name and appearance, doing their best in a segregated America, came before me. They and their dearest are the heritage that I can feel in my heart, and they knew the sidewalks of Philadelphia and Atlanta, not Sierra Leone.
So, we will have a name for ourselves - and it should be Black. "Colored" and "Negro" had their good points but carry a whiff of Plessy vs. Ferguson and Bull Connor about them, so we will let them lie. "Black" isn't perfect, but no term is.
Meanwhile, the special value of "Black" is that it carries the same potent combination of pride, remembrance and regret that "African American" was designed for. Think of what James Brown meant with "Say it loud, I'm Black and I'm proud." And then imagine: "Say it loud, I'm African American and I'm proud."
Since the late 1980s, I have gone along with using "African American" for the same reason that we throw rice at a bride - because everybody else was doing it. But no more. From now on, in my writings on race I will be returning to the word I grew up with, which reminds me of my true self and my ancestors who worked here to help make my life possible: Black.
TOP FLIGHT

Boynton Beach, FL

#12 Apr 14, 2008
216 Elite wrote:
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Black And Proud Forever
Agree, and there is another point:
TOP FLIGHT WROTE:
If any remote connection to Africa is found it certainly will not be about roots, perhaps not even a small LIMB. Black Americans of African ancestry, have truly become an Americans black, a new genotype/phenotype.. Take a look in the mirror. And go look at some pictures of the enslaved Africans. The facts speak for themselves. Teach the young black American pride in this country and teach them patriotism. Too many did so much, endured so much not to be just an American.They suffered, died, bled and toiled to make this country what it is, and some blacks are spending their time and their wheels looking back to Africa.. The suffering was here, the suffering was real. Blacks in Africa didn't suffer, enslaved blacks in the western hemisphere did. This country is their heritage. Building on all that they did, and being an American would make them proud. FROM THE PLANTATIONS TO THE STREETS OF BIRMINGHAM, AND OTHER CITIES..THAT IS THE HISTORY of black Americns, THE ROOTS!!!!!

Black Americans are unique. they are a complete genotype/phenotype. And they have failed to build on that. Rather than accepting their uniqueness: A PEOPLE WHO HAVE EVOLVED INTO THIS UNIQUENESS.. OF WHO AND WHAT THEY ARE AND HAVE CONTRIBUTED, IN VARIOUS WAYS, MANY TIMES UNWITTINGLY, AND WITH HURT AND PAIN, LIFE AND LIMB, TO THE EVOLVING DEVELOPMENT OF THIS COUNTRY. AND BY THAT, HAVE AS MUCH AND PROBABLY MORE SO TO BE JUST THE 'NEW BLACK AMERICAN' TURNED THEIR BACKS ON 400 YEARS OF HERITAGE AND STARTED CELEBRATING A CONCOCTED, MISPLACED AND ERRONEOUS SO CALLED "AFRICAN" HOLIDAY CALLED KWANZAA.

But instead they have tried to become some American African. Referencing a continent where many of the inhabitants will tell you quickly that "you are not African". And why are you trying to call yourselves Africans? THEY ARE CORRECT..BLACK AMERICANS HISTORY,ANCESTRY AND ROOTS ARE BURIED IN THE SOIL OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE NOT AFRICA...

It is without a doubt that American blacks are of black African ancestry. There are physical characteristics that will verify that. We know you are of African ethnicity. Now just be a proud patriotic American. and move on being proud in your blackness and heritage. Move on brother and take it further as the song says. Focus on making things better here is the USA. Read L. Hughes' "I too Am America" Not African America, not even black America. just plain old "America"

Two or more generations of black youths have been lost, while focus on was on Africa and should have been on how to take pride in being an American. Look what happened, as someone said, that if a visitor came from another planet, they would think that ALL BLACK MALES ARE IN PRISON,. PLAYED THE GLADIATOR ROLE IN SOME SPORTS ARENA FOR THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS, OR WAS SOME KIND OF GANGSTA/RAPPER. SAD COMMENTARY FOR BLACK AMERICANS, BUT TRUE. TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAJOR UNIVERSITIES S THEY ARE .....95% WHITE, BUT THE SPORTS TEAMS ARE 95% BLACK.

AGAIN IF WHITE IS WHITE, BLACK IS BLACK. PROBABLY ALWAYS WILL BE. BLACK IS STILL BEAUTIFUL, AND BE A PROUD BLACK AMERICAN... DIG AND FIND 400 YEARS OF ROOTS..
TOP FLIGHT

Boynton Beach, FL

#13 Apr 14, 2008
216 Elite wrote:
bump
Black And Proud Forever
And an additional point:
Why I'm Black, Not African American
September 8, 2004
By John H Mc Whorter
It's time we descendants of slaves brought to the United States let go of the term "African American" and go back to calling ourselves Black - with a capital B.

Living descendants of slaves in America neither knew their African ancestors nor even have elder relatives who knew them. Most of us worship in Christian churches. Our cuisine is more southern U.S. than Senegalese. Starting with ragtime and jazz, we gave America intoxicating musical beats based on African conceptions of rhythm, but with melody and harmony based on Western traditions.
Also, we speak English. Black Americans' home speech is largely based on local dialects of England and Ireland. Africa echoes in the dialect only as a whisper, in certain aspects of sound and melody. A working-class black man in Cincinnati has more in common with a working-class white man in Providence than with a Ghanaian.

With the number of African immigrants in the U.S. nearly tripling since 1990, the use of "African American" is becoming increasingly strained.
We are not African to any meaningful extent, but we are not white either - and that is much of why Jesse Jackson's presentation of the term "African American" caught on so fast. It sets us apart from the mainstream. It carries an air of standing protest, a reminder that our ancestors were brought here against their will, that their descendants were treated like animals for centuries, and that we have come a long way since then.
But we need a way of sounding those notes with a term that, first, makes some sense and, second, does not insult the actual African Americans taking their place in our country. And our name must also celebrate our history here, in the only place that will ever be our home. To term ourselves as part "African" reinforces a sad implication: that our history is basically slave ships, plantations, lynching, fire hoses in Birmingham, and then South Central, and that we need to look back to Mother Africa to feel good about ourselves.
But what about the black business districts that thrived across the country after slavery was abolished? What about Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wright and Thurgood Marshall, none born in Africa and all deeply American people? And while we're on Marshall, what about the civil rights revolution, a moral awakening that we gave to ourselves and the nation. My roots trace back to working-class Black people - Americans, not foreigners - and I'm proud of it. I am John Hamilton McWhorter the Fifth. Four men with my name and appearance, doing their best in a segregated America, came before me. They and their dearest are the heritage that I can feel in my heart, and they knew the sidewalks of Philadelphia and Atlanta, not Sierra Leone.
So, we will have a name for ourselves - and it should be Black. "Colored" and "Negro" had their good points but carry a whiff of Plessy vs. Ferguson and Bull Connor about them, so we will let them lie. "Black" isn't perfect, but no term is.
Meanwhile, the special value of "Black" is that it carries the same potent combination of pride, remembrance and regret that "African American" was designed for. Think of what James Brown meant with "Say it loud, I'm Black and I'm proud." And then imagine: "Say it loud, I'm African American and I'm proud."
Since the late 1980s, I have gone along with using "African American" for the same reason that we throw rice at a bride - because everybody else was doing it. But no more. From now on, in my writings on race I will be returning to the word I grew up with, which reminds me of my true self and my ancestors who worked here to help make my life po
TOP FLIGHT

Boynton Beach, FL

#14 Apr 14, 2008
216 Elite wrote:
bump
And an additional point:
TOP FLIGHT WROTE:
If any remote connection to Africa is found it certainly will not be about roots, perhaps not even a small LIMB. Black Americans of African ancestry, have truly become an Americans black, a new genotype/phenotype.. Take a look in the mirror. And go look at some pictures of the enslaved Africans. The facts speak for themselves. Teach the young black American pride in this country and teach them patriotism. Too many did so much, endured so much not to be just an American.They suffered, died, bled and toiled to make this country what it is, and some blacks are spending their time and their wheels looking back to Africa.. The suffering was here, the suffering was real. Blacks in Africa didn't suffer, enslaved blacks in the western hemisphere did. This country is their heritage. Building on all that they did, FROM THE PLANTATIONS, TO THE STREETS OF BIRMINGHAM, AND OTHER CITIES. and being an American would make them proud.

Black Americans are unique. they are a complete genotype/phenotype. And they have failed to build on that. Rather than accepting their uniqueness: A PEOPLE WHO HAVE EVOLVED INTO THIS UNIQUENESS.. OF WHO AND WHAT THEY ARE AND HAVE CONTRIBUTED, IN VARIOUS WAYS, MANY TIMES UNWITTINGLY, AND WITH HURT AND PAIN, LIFE AND LIMB, TO THE EVOLVING DEVELOPMENT OF THIS COUNTRY. AND BY THAT, HAVE AS MUCH AND PROBABLY MORE SO TO BE JUST THE 'NEW BLACK AMERICAN' TURNED THEIR BACKS ON 400 YEARS OF HERITAGE AND STARTED CELEBRATING A CONCOCTED, MISPLACED AND ERRONEOUS SO CALLED "AFRICAN" HOLIDAY CALLED KWANZAA.

But instead they have tried to become some American African. Referencing a continent where many of the inhabitants will tell you quickly that "you are not African". And why are you trying to call yourselves Africans? THEY ARE CORRECT..BLACK AMERICANS HISTORY,ANCESTRY AND ROOTS ARE BURIED IN THE SOIL OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE NOT AFRICA...

It is without a doubt that American blacks are of black African ancestry. There are physical characteristics that will verify that. We know you are of African ethnicity. Now just be a proud patriotic American. and move on being proud in your blackness and heritage. Move on brother and take it further as the song says. Focus on making things better here is the USA. Read L. Hughes' "I too Am America" Not African America, not even black America. just plain old "America"

Two or more generations of black youths have been lost, while focus on was on Africa and should have been on how to take pride in being an American. Look what happened, as someone said, that if a visitor came from another planet, they would think that ALL BLACK MALES ARE IN PRISON,. PLAYED THE GLADIATOR ROLE IN SOME SPORTS ARENA FOR THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS, OR WAS SOME KIND OF GANGSTA/RAPPER. SAD COMMENTARY FOR BLACK AMERICANS, BUT TRUE. TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAJOR UNIVERSITIES S THEY ARE .....95% WHITE, BUT THE SPORTS TEAMS ARE 95% BLACK.

AGAIN IF WHITE IS WHITE, BLACK IS BLACK. PROBABLY ALWAYS WILL BE. BLACK IS STILL BEAUTIFUL, AND BE A PROUD BLACK AMERICAN... DIG AND FIND 400 YEARS OF ROOTS.

216 Elite

“Mad Izm”

Since: Mar 08

Northfield, OH

#15 Apr 14, 2008
TOP FLIGHT wrote:
<quoted text>
And an additional point:
Why I'm Black, Not African American
September 8, 2004
By John H Mc Whorter
Meanwhile, the special value of "Black" is that it carries the same potent combination of pride, remembrance and regret that "African American" was designed for. Think of what James Brown meant with "Say it loud, I'm Black and I'm proud." And then imagine: "Say it loud, I'm African American and I'm proud."
Since the late 1980s, I have gone along with using "African American" for the same reason that we throw rice at a bride - because everybody else was doing it. But no more. From now on, in my writings on race I will be returning to the word I grew up with, which reminds me of my true self and my ancestors who worked here to help make my life po
Thats all good and dandy, but the point being is that many of these "BLACK" folks then since you want to go that route, DO NOT EVEN CARE TO EMBRACE OR SUPPORT AFRICAN-AMERICAN OR BLACK-AMERICAN HISTORY AND WHAT GAVE THEM THE FREEDOM THEY HAVE, THE STRUGGLE, THE DYING, AND THE SUCCESS OF THEIR "AFRICAN" or "BLACK" ANCESTORS, ITS ALL THE SAME DUDE!! MOST ARE TOO WRAPPED UP IN THEIR SUCCESS TO EVEN PARTAKE, SEARCH, OR REMEMBER THE STRUGGLE AS IF THEY'RE EMBARRASSED BY IT!! AND THEY PRACTICE THAT TO AN EXTENT EVEN HIGHER, WHERE THEY DON'T EVEN CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR OLD COMMUNITIES THAT THEY LIVED IN BEFORE THEIR SUCCESS.....THATS SAD!! THATS BECOMING TOO PUFFED UP WITH PRIDE, AND IS A SLAP IN THE FACE OF BLACK PEOPLE WHO ARE FACING THE STRUGGLE IN THIS COUNTRY......BECOMING RICH OR WEALTHY, HAS SH*T TO DO WITH PATRIOTISM, IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH WHATS MAKING THEM HATE BEING "BLACK" OR "AFRICAN", A DISTINCTION YOU TIRESSLY KEEP POINTING OUT!! YOUR TYPINGS ARE OFF TOPIC AS TO WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT IN THE OP!! Peace!
Black And Proud Forever

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“Mad Izm”

Since: Mar 08

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#16 May 24, 2008
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#17 May 24, 2008
216 Elite wrote:
<quoted text>Thats all good and dandy, but the point being is that many of these "BLACK" folks then since you want to go that route, DO NOT EVEN CARE TO EMBRACE OR SUPPORT AFRICAN-AMERICAN OR BLACK-AMERICAN HISTORY AND WHAT GAVE THEM THE FREEDOM THEY HAVE, THE STRUGGLE, THE DYING, AND THE SUCCESS OF THEIR "AFRICAN" or "BLACK" ANCESTORS, ITS ALL THE SAME DUDE!! MOST ARE TOO WRAPPED UP IN THEIR SUCCESS TO EVEN PARTAKE, SEARCH, OR REMEMBER THE STRUGGLE AS IF THEY'RE EMBARRASSED BY IT!! AND THEY PRACTICE THAT TO AN EXTENT EVEN HIGHER, WHERE THEY DON'T EVEN CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR OLD COMMUNITIES THAT THEY LIVED IN BEFORE THEIR SUCCESS.....THATS SAD!! THATS BECOMING TOO PUFFED UP WITH PRIDE, AND IS A SLAP IN THE FACE OF BLACK PEOPLE WHO ARE FACING THE STRUGGLE IN THIS COUNTRY......BECOMING RICH OR WEALTHY, HAS SH*T TO DO WITH PATRIOTISM, IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH WHATS MAKING THEM HATE BEING "BLACK" OR "AFRICAN", A DISTINCTION YOU TIRESSLY KEEP POINTING OUT!! YOUR TYPINGS ARE OFF TOPIC AS TO WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT IN THE OP!! Peace!
Black And Proud Forever
I agree with your comment fully.

Lately, I find black americans don't want to REMEMBER the past of our ancestors who struggled, fought and died for US!!!!

Most of time when we speak of the past, we always relate to famous Actressess like Lena horne, no one mentions Denmark Vessey or Nat Turner. Gone are the Movies and stories of Harriet Tubman. It is like we don't wont to remember the real struggles.

I notice when I was growing up in the late eighties and early ninety, I witnessed Black Americans having more self pride and unity. Not only with AA but Black people of color as a WHOLE. The unity we once had is diffusing.

I know a change has to come.

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“Mad Izm”

Since: Mar 08

Northfield, OH

#18 May 25, 2008
L-des wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with your comment fully.
Lately, I find black americans don't want to REMEMBER the past of our ancestors who struggled, fought and died for US!!!!
Most of time when we speak of the past, we always relate to famous Actressess like Lena horne, no one mentions Denmark Vessey or Nat Turner. Gone are the Movies and stories of Harriet Tubman. It is like we don't wont to remember the real struggles.
I notice when I was growing up in the late eighties and early ninety, I witnessed Black Americans having more self pride and unity. Not only with AA but Black people of color as a WHOLE. The unity we once had is diffusing.
I know a change has to come.
Exactly! The problem is that black folks get the "white man's" knowledge and whitewashin over, and think they're WHITE, i call it "wealthy amnesia", lol, funny but sad, because they do exactly what whites want you to do....Lose Your Identity.....XXYOUTUBE-3EnkXW1 jxU4XX

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