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Since: May 08

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#1304 Feb 5, 2009
89Shortz wrote:
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It finally reached 40 degrees in Minnesnowta!!!
I decided to take advantage of the sunshine and wash the car:) studying, filling out apps, laundry. Same old:) what are you working on?
Im doing promotion for my website. So Ima be at this for a minute. Seems like you had a busy day. So you in college, what you up in there for?

“Easy peasy, lemon squeezy;)”

Since: Feb 08

Minneapolis, MN

#1305 Feb 5, 2009
AlwaysOnPoint wrote:
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Im doing promotion for my website. So Ima be at this for a minute. Seems like you had a busy day. So you in college, what you up in there for?
Not yet, I'm studying for an accuplacer test to get into a specific class. What kind of website are you promoting?

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Since: May 08

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#1308 Feb 5, 2009
89Shortz wrote:
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That's cool! I don't like BET either. I like some of the shows, but I can't stand the videos and most of the movies. I'll definatley check it out!
Aight, thats whats up. But yea, I dont know what be going on in the world of BET nowadays since I dont hardly watch TV. The last time I watched BET was when the Inauguration was on and you know that aint saying much.

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Since: Feb 08

Minneapolis, MN

#1309 Feb 6, 2009
AlwaysOnPoint wrote:
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Aight, thats whats up. But yea, I dont know what be going on in the world of BET nowadays since I dont hardly watch TV. The last time I watched BET was when the Inauguration was on and you know that aint saying much.
I do like baldwin hills and smart guy, but other than that, it does nothing for me:)

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#1310 Feb 6, 2009
89Shortz wrote:
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I do like baldwin hills and smart guy, but other than that, it does nothing for me:)
Couldnt really get into Baldwin Hills too much but Smart Guy my junt tho. This show you how much I watch TV cause I didnt know Smart Guy was on BET.

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Since: Feb 08

Minneapolis, MN

#1311 Feb 6, 2009
AlwaysOnPoint wrote:
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Couldnt really get into Baldwin Hills too much but Smart Guy my junt tho. This show you how much I watch TV cause I didnt know Smart Guy was on BET.
smart guy started out on regular tv, it's a really old show lol but tv isn't much these days anyway except for a few wasted brain cells:)

I miss the good old 90's when there was actually stuff on.

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Since: May 08

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#1312 Feb 6, 2009
89Shortz wrote:
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smart guy started out on regular tv, it's a really old show lol but tv isn't much these days anyway except for a few wasted brain cells:)
I miss the good old 90's when there was actually stuff on.
You aint know? Not just the 90s, the 80s was the golden age of TV as well. The only thing I find on TV worth watching nowadays is DVDs.

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Since: Feb 08

Minneapolis, MN

#1313 Feb 6, 2009
AlwaysOnPoint wrote:
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You aint know? Not just the 90s, the 80s was the golden age of TV as well. The only thing I find on TV worth watching nowadays is DVDs.
I miss the vhs, especially Disney!:(
i'm an 80's baby, so i kinda missed that era lol

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#1314 Feb 6, 2009
89Shortz wrote:
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I miss the vhs, especially Disney!:(
i'm an 80's baby, so i kinda missed that era lol
Yea, thems was the good ol days when TV was the junt.

“"But by BLOOD and IRON"”

Since: Dec 08

New York City

#1315 Feb 9, 2009
89Shortz wrote:
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I miss the vhs, especially Disney!:(
i'm an 80's baby, so i kinda missed that era lol
me too. but i am not a 80's baby. i miss the flintstones and tom & jerry. disney no longer has anything good on.

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Since: May 08

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#1317 Feb 9, 2009
Blackinjun wrote:
I miss radio, the shadow, lone ranger, abbott and costello, bois karloff and sometimes amos n' andy..
that was "family" time..which we don't have anymore..
How old are you??????????

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Since: Dec 08

New York City

#1319 Feb 10, 2009
Blackinjun wrote:
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lol.. mentally or physically? I have two different "age" ranges..
you are a man. that is my guess.

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#1321 Feb 10, 2009
Blackinjun wrote:
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lol.. mentally or physically? I have two different "age" ranges..
please just state the number.
nakupenda

Syosset, NY

#1322 Mar 11, 2009
hey guys, all this debate just tells us that yes we do care what is going on and want 2 diagnose it, and get to the bottom of this.

i am of the mind that there is not specifically a "black community" anymore and of course we are not monolithic, blackness seems to basically unite us in terms of our turbulent history here and "the struggle" other than that i'm not sure if the average black person can define what it is anymore. not to say there is no such thing as African american culture!

unf. our men seem to be going through something, and the women too, there seems to be a spirit of selfishness in the community, too many, i will not say ALL but a disproportionate number of men are not living life in a positive manner, a culture of excess and materialism seems to have swept the recent generation of black people, dare i say hip hop has something to do with this, and yes i do think it is generational.

unf, alot of black men feel bogged down with negative statistics and employment oppurtunities are not whwat they should be for them, many of them have gotten caught up in the vices, i can see in many black men's faces that they can barely hold their heads up, it is sad. its like alot of them know that they are not doing what they should and i can't imagine how that must make them feel.

i will slay, alot of reasons why we have these ideas in our inds about black guys being locked up or disrespectful and black women all being loud mouthed are from the media, i mean in movies, television, white people are full fleshed out multidimensional characters, heros, villians, lovers, vulnerable, caring, whatever, how often do you see that with us? even in black movies we tend to paint ourselves as one dimensional often shallow people who are caught up in excess, real life can tell us otherwise.

many black women are also to blame for alot of what ails us, i see too many of them seem quick to dismiss or judge a man who does not have a great job BUT is out there makin a decent living, we are 2 caught up in what he brings too the table, not him.

of course looking outside will seem like a reprieve for some, if that is indeed their thought, i mean do white women know the drama of what goes on, the unemployment rates, wedlock rates, might they be more forgiving and tolerant of a man's shortcomings, mighn't a white man not have that "chip on his shoulder" or be able to be more vulnerable and giving, etc. this is not a mistake, this is what history has done.

this dialogue is very important and it has to continue "giving up on each other" is not a solution, and many of us havent, there are many positive healthy black relationships, although you won't see that on tv, where they seem to enjoy highlighting every bad statistic about us, those of you who happen to find love outside or just date IR, thats no big deal either, thats life. also we are a very small minority of the black world in general, only 12 percent in this nation, and 30 million or so if you dont even count the 750- 900 million or so in africa and latin america.

also the whole " brother sister" thing needs to be done away with, it is TOO familiar, when i think of my brother, i dont take him as seriously as i would another man, i expect him to cut me some slack because he is a brother, i think this is def true, we feel like we dont have to try as hard when we have this kind of familiarity.

i know this is a long post, i have just been reading some of the comments, they are interesting, i think honest dialogue and an end to the blame game is essential, it is time to start implementing family and a better structural code if we want to see positive changes, be more accepting of differences in each other and more humble, tolerant
FeminismIsLOVE

Cincinnati, OH

#1323 Apr 7, 2009
"In my experiences, a man cannot do anything to female, unless the female allows the conduct."

So would you say rape, murder, and physical violence are just things women (or men) "allow" to happen to themselves? Don't blame the victim!!

I in no way agree with Brownsuga26 though.

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Level 1

Since: Sep 08

Long Beach,Ca.

#1324 Dec 31, 2009
Just bumping an old thread of mine.lol

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Level 1

Since: Apr 07

Tacoma, WA

#1325 Dec 31, 2009
Year 2010 is the year that black men and black women unite harmoniously in Topix!!!
Mr_Concern

Edison, NJ

#1326 Dec 31, 2009
N2blaque wrote:
Year 2010 is the year that black men and black women unite harmoniously in Topix!!!
lol, the day we unite is the day white people decided to kick all of us out of America by force! Thats the only way i can see us uniting, its going to have to take something that serious.
Tosca2000

UK

#1327 Aug 15, 2012
"Black people are divided because there can be no friendship without confidence,& no confidence without integrity.......

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Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#1328 Aug 15, 2012
nakupenda wrote:
hey guys, all this debate just tells us that yes we do care what is going on and want 2 diagnose it, and get to the bottom of this.
i am of the mind that there is not specifically a "black community" anymore and of course we are not monolithic, blackness seems to basically unite us in terms of our turbulent history here and "the struggle" other than that i'm not sure if the average black person can define what it is anymore. not to say there is no such thing as African american culture!
unf. our men seem to be going through something, and the women too, there seems to be a spirit of selfishness in the community, too many, i will not say ALL but a disproportionate number of men are not living life in a positive manner, a culture of excess and materialism seems to have swept the recent generation of black people, dare i say hip hop has something to do with this, and yes i do think it is generational.
unf, alot of black men feel bogged down with negative statistics and employment oppurtunities are not whwat they should be for them, many of them have gotten caught up in the vices, i can see in many black men's faces that they can barely hold their heads up, it is sad. its like alot of them know that they are not doing what they should and i can't imagine how that must make them feel.
i will slay, alot of reasons why we have these ideas in our inds about black guys being locked up or disrespectful and black women all being loud mouthed are from the media, i mean in movies, television, white people are full fleshed out multidimensional characters, heros, villians, lovers, vulnerable, caring, whatever, how often do you see that with us? even in black movies we tend to paint ourselves as one dimensional often shallow people who are caught up in excess, real life can tell us otherwise.
many black women are also to blame for alot of what ails us, i see too many of them seem quick to dismiss or judge a man who does not have a great job BUT is out there makin a decent living, we are 2 caught up in what he brings too the table, not him.
of course looking outside will seem like a reprieve for some, if that is indeed their thought, i mean do white women know the drama of what goes on, the unemployment rates, wedlock rates, might they be more forgiving and tolerant of a man's shortcomings, mighn't a white man not have that "chip on his shoulder" or be able to be more vulnerable and giving, etc. this is not a mistake, this is what history has done.
this dialogue is very important and it has to continue "giving up on each other" is not a solution, and many of us havent, there are many positive healthy black relationships, although you won't see that on tv, where they seem to enjoy highlighting every bad statistic about us, those of you who happen to find love outside or just date IR, thats no big deal either, thats life. also we are a very small minority of the black world in general, only 12 percent in this nation, and 30 million or so if you dont even count the 750- 900 million or so in africa and latin america.
also the whole " brother sister" thing needs to be done away with, it is TOO familiar, when i think of my brother, i dont take him as seriously as i would another man, i expect him to cut me some slack because he is a brother, i think this is def true, we feel like we dont have to try as hard when we have this kind of familiarity.
i know this is a long post, i have just been reading some of the comments, they are interesting, i think honest dialogue and an end to the blame game is essential, it is time to start implementing family and a better structural code if we want to see positive changes, be more accepting of differences in each other and more humble, tolerant
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