Harry Belafonte (a Caribbean) and MLK...

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#286 Nov 18, 2012
the blacksmith wrote:
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I don't believe this for a second and I highly doubt Bigsmoke does either. You are way too vocal about Caribbeans and Africans, despite not knowing anything about us since you live in a place where none of us live.
However, make a whole bunch of Africans and Caribbeans come and live in your town. You'll be the first to demand that they are sent away and if being sent away means that they have to face hardship somewhere else, you'd be fine with that too. If the mayor of your town said "we can get rid of these Caribbeans and Africans by selling them to other places", I have a real funny feeling you'd be fine with that too.
I am trying to figure out how to move to Miami and it is filled with none Americans. So if I hated hem then why would I move to a town with them? Now I am not going there for them I just want to be in a fun city.

“ dreaming of revelry”

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#287 Nov 18, 2012
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>I am trying to figure out how to move to Miami and it is filled with none Americans. So if I hated hem then why would I move to a town with them? Now I am not going there for them I just want to be in a fun city.
miami is filled with cubans and haitians.
Unique2

Macon, GA

#288 Nov 18, 2012
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
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maybe in the 1970s.
boston like the rest of the EC has a large and growing black community - the governor of massachusetts is aa. philly, baltimore, and d.c. all have black mayors. when willie thompson becomes mayor of nyc in 2013, all the major cities in the area will have aa mayors.
not only is the black population large and growing, but it's also very educated compared to the rest of the country. there's no doubt that within 10 years the EC will be the hub of black power in the states.
but if you don't know, you don't know...
BOSTON has the reputation of being racist and anti-black.
Unique2

Macon, GA

#289 Nov 18, 2012
the blacksmith wrote:
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Okay, please keep the island ethnocentric attitudes out of this thread.
While we all respect Jamaica and the way reggae grew throughout the world, that does not make other Caribbean music "rubbish."
Mento, first of all, is Jamaican and is folk music of the island. Calypso is folk music as well for Trinidad and the rest of the English speaking islands. Soca is mainly carnival and fete music which evolved out of calypso. There has never been a whole lot of a push for these music genres to go international.
At the same time, when you look at a genre like soca, soca is the main music behind any Caribbean carnival parade in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Also, soca artists have performed in Europe and even Japan before. So, given the fact that this music really doesn't have too much in the way of an international push to other nations, it's not doing bad at all.
And then, there is all the French Caribbean music (Kompa and Zouk) that are known in French African nations and French caribbean communities in Canada, the U.S. and France.
And then, the Spanish Caribbean music (reggaeton, merengue, salsa). I don't think I need to say anything further about them.
So, the rest of the Caribbean with our "rubbish" is doing okay for ourselves, despite the fact none of our artists are on Bob Marley's level of stardom.
Why are African-Americans better athletes than other blacks? Why are African-Americans better singers than other blacks? Why are African-Americans better dancers than other blacks? Why are African-Americans better entertainers than other blacks? Why have African-Americans made more contributions to the fields of science and technology than other blacks? Why have the world's black movers and shakers overwelmingly had a Black American bloodline?

Do you think it's fair to catagorize Black Americans as equals with other blacks since they've achieved more(far more) under near impossible circumstances?(jim crow, segregation, the slave mentality, lynchings, having a minority status in a racist white society etc.

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#290 Nov 18, 2012
Unique2 wrote:
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BOSTON has the reputation of being racist and anti-black.
don't know how racist boston could be when massachusetts has the only aa governor in the country.

you're think'n bout the boston of the 1970s. it's a completely different place today. imo, boston is one of the best cities in the country for a bm. with a large and growing black population, lots of educated blacks, good aa culture and history. lots of beautiful aa and other afro-descendant people from the islands and latin america and elsewhere and of course africans coming in at a fast clip. with everyone getting along and working together.

the black population on the EC is growing several times faster than anywhere else in the country cuz of immigration who also tend to bring a lot to the table. but you wouldn't know anything bout that.

“ dreaming of revelry”

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#291 Nov 18, 2012
Unique2 wrote:
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Why are African-Americans better athletes than other blacks? Why are African-Americans better singers than other blacks? Why are African-Americans better dancers than other blacks? Why are African-Americans better entertainers than other blacks? Why have African-Americans made more contributions to the fields of science and technology than other blacks? Why have the world's black movers and shakers overwelmingly had a Black American bloodline?
Do you think it's fair to catagorize Black Americans as equals with other blacks since they've achieved more(far more) under near impossible circumstances?(jim crow, segregation, the slave mentality, lynchings, having a minority status in a racist white society etc.
this is true.
Unique2

Macon, GA

#292 Nov 18, 2012
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
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don't know how racist boston could be when massachusetts has the only aa governor in the country.
you're think'n bout the boston of the 1970s. it's a completely different place today. imo, boston is one of the best cities in the country for a bm. with a large and growing black population, lots of educated blacks, good aa culture and history. lots of beautiful aa and other afro-descendant people from the islands and latin america and elsewhere and of course africans coming in at a fast clip. with everyone getting along and working together.
the black population on the EC is growing several times faster than anywhere else in the country cuz of immigration who also tend to bring a lot to the table. but you wouldn't know anything bout that.
Dude, Massachusetts having a black governor is more of a reflection on the state of Massachusetts as a whole than it is of Boston as a city. Boston isn't the only city in Massachusetts that partakes in state wide elections. Unlike most major cities on the eastcoast Boston has NEVER had a black mayor and the city's highly segregated along racial lines.

http://gawker.com/5946312/the-most-racist-cit...
Unique2

Macon, GA

#293 Nov 18, 2012
Sassykatt wrote:
<quoted text> this is true.
So you've noticed there's something special about the Black American bloodline.
ashanti king

United States

#294 Nov 18, 2012
Unique2 wrote:
<quoted text>Dude, Massachusetts having a black governor is more of a reflection on the state of Massachusetts as a whole than it is of Boston as a city. Boston isn't the only city in Massachusetts that partakes in state wide elections. Unlike most major cities on the eastcoast Boston has NEVER had a black mayor and the city's highly segregated along racial lines.

http://gawker.com/5946312/the-most-racist-cit...
What other city in Massachusetts has more blacks than Boston. If there is an aa governor then it has more to do with Boston than other places in Massachusetts.

“ dreaming of revelry”

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#295 Nov 18, 2012
Unique2 wrote:
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So you've noticed there's something special about the Black American bloodline.
of course.were always the "first black " everything! we break records..and barriers.we are fighters.other blacks are more passive.

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#296 Nov 18, 2012
Unique2 wrote:
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Dude, Massachusetts having a black governor is more of a reflection on the state of Massachusetts as a whole than it is of Boston as a city. Boston isn't the only city in Massachusetts that partakes in state wide elections. Unlike most major cities on the eastcoast Boston has NEVER had a black mayor and the city's highly segregated along racial lines.
http://gawker.com/5946312/the-most-racist-cit...
sorry but you don't know anything bout boston. you have some traditional ethnic neighborhoods, like the northend and chinatown. but most cities around boston and neighborhoods in boston are pretty integrated. especially where blacks and latinos are concerned these are very integrated.
there's enough integration in boston that even gangs like the bloods and crips have white members. and there's also no racial segregation in the massachusetts prison system cuz racial violence is unheard of.

*compared this to say a city like chicago, where the different racial and ethnic groups are nearly completely segregated. or cali where all races are segregated in the prison system.*

also when people say 'boston' what they really mean is the metro area. and nearly 80% of the population of massachusetts lives in the boston/metro area.

boston has never had a black mayor cus until recently its black population has been pretty small compared to other cities on the EC.
the % of blacks in the city has nearly tripled over the past 50 years.

i read the article and i can't say that you won't ever run into racist. but it's rare for whites to mess with aa in boston, as a beatdown is all but guaranteed. whites generally behave themselves, here.
Bigsmoke

London, UK

#297 Nov 18, 2012
Unique2 wrote:
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Why are African-Americans better athletes than other blacks? Why are African-Americans better singers than other blacks? Why are African-Americans better dancers than other blacks? Why are African-Americans better entertainers than other blacks? Why have African-Americans made more contributions to the fields of science and technology than other blacks? Why have the world's black movers and shakers overwelmingly had a Black American bloodline?
Do you think it's fair to catagorize Black Americans as equals with other blacks since they've achieved more(far more) under near impossible circumstances?(jim crow, segregation, the slave mentality, lynchings, having a minority status in a racist white society etc.
You still haven't explained why the first & current non white president and attorney general of the USA are not ''African-American''. Lets not forget the first non white US secretary of state not being such also.

Kinda makes your repetitive comment rather silly and trivial.

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#298 Nov 18, 2012
Sassykatt wrote:
<quoted text> miami is filled with cubans and haitians.
Orlando is too. Not sure about Northern FL tho.

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#299 Nov 18, 2012
ashanti king wrote:
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It is an African name but there are lots of aas that has that name also. Example kwame brown nba player, kwame Kirkpatrick the former Detroit mayor and others.
Many AA's like exotic or ethnic names more so than the European names. I've met a few AA's who chose African or Arabic names.

“Formerly King_spade”

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Toronto

#300 Nov 18, 2012
Sassykatt wrote:
<quoted text> of course.were always the "first black " everything! we break records..and barriers.we are fighters.other blacks are more passive.
Yes, like the first black nation....

oh wait, never mind.

“Formerly King_spade”

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Toronto

#301 Nov 18, 2012
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>I am trying to figure out how to move to Miami and it is filled with none Americans. So if I hated hem then why would I move to a town with them? Now I am not going there for them I just want to be in a fun city.
Why do some white people choose to live in nations like Zimbabwe when they hate Africans ? Because of what they think they will get out of it. They will kill a black Zimbabwean in a second though.

You just want out of your small town but that doesn't mean you'll have respect for any of the non-Americans living there.

“Formerly King_spade”

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Toronto

#302 Nov 18, 2012
Bigsmoke wrote:
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You still haven't explained why the first & current non white president and attorney general of the USA are not ''African-American''. Lets not forget the first non white US secretary of state not being such also.
Kinda makes your repetitive comment rather silly and trivial.
He/she also hasn't shown that there is a AA gene which makes AAs superior to other human beings. Interesting considering that if it was a known fact that AAs were superior to everyone else, someone, somewhere would have looked to find out why.

And with all the AAs who take blood tests on a regular basis, you telling me that know one would examine their DNA to see what makes them "so superior" ?

Strange, eh ?
Bigsmoke

London, UK

#303 Nov 18, 2012
the blacksmith wrote:
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He/she also hasn't shown that there is a AA gene which makes AAs superior to other human beings. Interesting considering that if it was a known fact that AAs were superior to everyone else, someone, somewhere would have looked to find out why.
And with all the AAs who take blood tests on a regular basis, you telling me that know one would examine their DNA to see what makes them "so superior" ?
Strange, eh ?
It desperately tried to claim something along the line of what you're expressing but failed miserably in doing so. It also doesn't even understand the basics such as the difference between DNA and genes.

You can't blame it really, it has a low understanding of things expect coupled with a distorted version of history and geography.

“No Substitute For The Truth”

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Orlando, FL

#304 Nov 18, 2012
One thing I will say is AA musical roots lies in 'Negro Spirituals' which eventually evolved into blues, gospel & jazz, etc. This is one difference I have always noticed because Latin music have a stronger African influence. But IMO our musical style is more similar to The Griots from West Africa. It is said that rappin' is similar to Griot story telling which is also similar to 'The Last Poets' music.

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