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Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#1 Mar 2, 2013
The sheer nonsense in the posts by white people on this African American forum is exhausting. Thus, I've concluded that the white posters are seeking some kind of gratification from us to make them feel better about themselves. I'm opting out. Unless we, African Americans and Africans around the world give them "free" therapy as we have been doing, we are wasting time in which we could be compensated for. I don't know about the rest of you, but my time is billed out at $150 per hour. Giving it away to people who want a free ride so that they can understand themselves, is nuts!

From now on.. my post will be directed towards upward mobility for people of color. Why? Because trying to hold a "rational" conversation with our enemy is pointless.

So... is there anyone here (of color) residing in metro Atlanta? If not, where are you posting from?
You Know Who

San Jose, CA

#2 Mar 2, 2013
Shakalaka wrote:
I'm opting out.
Now THERE'S an original idea.

(Not....)
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/T2O8S20JVAJ98...

http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TJ3H7L6DBBPRI...

lmao!
All this whining you weak punks do just proves we're right, AND you hate the truth about yourseles.
So leave.
You don't have anything intelligent to add anyway.
buhBYE now.....
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#4 Mar 2, 2013
Valerie Rae wrote:
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I'm a Georgia peach and proud of it. I think you have a great point.
Thanks Valerie,

What do you think of this? The Trumpet Awards

Atlanta is home to the Trumpet Awards, a program which honors African American public figures who have exemplified grace under pressure. These individuals are some of Hollywood's heaviest hitters; others who are honored have created huge waves beneath the radar. Some of the honorees for 2009 include former NBA great Magic Johnson, Raven Symone, and Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington.
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#5 Mar 2, 2013
Upcoming events in Atlanta... this one should be interesting. I am planning to attend.

A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama

Friday, Mar 15 8:00p to 10:00p
More dates & times (2)
Southwest Arts Center
Atlanta, GA
Set inside the White House in the President’s private sitting area at the end of a busy day, a slightly fatigued President Obama is enjoying a few moments of solitude when suddenly startled by Malcolm X walking towards him. The encounter sets the stage for intriguing and heartfelt conversation.
This non-political production is honest dialogue between two great men about life experiences, their hopes, dreams, and the strong women beside them.
Run time is 1.5 hours followed by audience Q&A.
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#7 Mar 2, 2013
Aiken Lecture: Tony Burroughs, Black Roots: A Beginner’s Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree
Tuesday, Apr 2 8:00p
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, GA
Author and leading African American genealogist Tony Burroughs discusses his bestselling book, Black Roots: A Beginner’s Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree. Discover how to trace, document, record, and write your family's history with this easy-to-read, step-by-step authoritative guide. Black Roots highlights some of the special problems, solutions, and sources unique to African Americans and is designed for those who have little or no experience researching their family's past.
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#8 Mar 2, 2013
We love to travel, so if any of you brothers and sisters have cultural events going on in your city, post it here.

Pleasant dreams

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#9 Mar 3, 2013
Shakalaka wrote:
We love to travel, so if any of you brothers and sisters have cultural events going on in your city, post it here.
Pleasant dreams
Your post is what this forum should be about if we didn't have the interference of racist trash and dumb negros.

Good job Sis. Keep fighting the good fight and yes, we need to ignore the racist traffic. They're not worth our attention when their own white brethen ignore their ignorant and illiterate azzes.
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#10 Mar 3, 2013
In 2009 President Barack Obama Speaks Directly To The Black Community

President Barack Obama sat down and addressed the shift in opinion that black leadership has made in regards to his presidency:

QUESTION: Speaking of the African American community, this seems to be a shift in black leadership, as it relates to supporting you. You have the CBC that's upset with you about targeting on the jobs front -- African Americans, 15.6 percent unemployment rate, expected to go to 20 percent; mainstream America 10 percent. Then you have black actors who supported you -- Danny Glover, who's saying that you've not changed, your administration is the same as George W. Bush. What are your thoughts about the fact that black leadership is grumbling, and the fact that people are concerned with you being the first African American President, and they thought that there would be a little bit more compassion for black issues?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, first of all, April, I think you just engaged in a big generalization in terms of how you asked that question. If you want me to line up all the black actors, for example, who support me, and put them on one side of the room, and a couple who are grumbling on the other, I'm happy to have that.
I think if you look at the polling, in terms of the attitudes of the African American community, there's overwhelming support for what we've tried to do. And, so, is there grumbling? Of course there's grumbling, because we just went through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. And everybody is concerned about unemployment, everybody's concerned about businesses not hiring, everybody's concerned about their home values declining. And in each of these areas, African Americans have been disproportionately affected. We were some of the folks who were most affected by predatory lending. There's a long history of us being the last hired and the first fired. As I said, health care -- we're the ones who are in the worst position to absorb companies deciding to drop their health care plans......When we are designing our green jobs initiatives, one of the things that we're looking at is how do we make sure that young people in the cities who are going to be weatherized are trained for those weatherization jobs, to put them on a track for a trade over the long term. Small business lending, we have increased Small Business Administration loans by 73 percent, because banks weren't lending. Those are being lent to African American small businesses, who are out there struggling because the larger banks aren't helping them out.

So we have made a series of steps that make a huge difference. The only thing I cannot do is, you know, by law I can't pass laws that say I'm just helping black folks. I'm the President of the entire United States. What I can do is make sure that I am passing laws that help all people, particularly those who are most vulnerable and most in need. That in turn is going to help lift up the African American community.
But we're going to have a hole that we have to dig out of for a long time, and it has to do with structural impediments to opportunity that we are going to continue to try to knock down. But it's not going to happen in one year; it's going to take not just one term, but it's going to take years. The important point is that we're moving in the right direction.

Date Submitted: 12/23/2009

Next I'll post where we are today with our president and African American concerns.
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#11 Mar 3, 2013
“Black Agenda” Discussed With Pres. Obama Is Revealed
February 1, 2013
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A little over a month ago, prominent figures from the black community met with President Obama to push agenda items that are specifically affecting the black community. For a while, actual details about the agenda seemed to have been a secret, as no one revealed exactly what the agenda items were prior to the first meeting. Even after the meeting, no one seemed to know exactly what the prominent figures of the black community brought to President Obama on behalf of the community.

In an article published on Politic365, National Urban League president Marc Morial provided more details regarding the agenda items he and other prominent community figures brought to the president on behalf of the community. The group just met with the president for the second time to get him to address at least one of the agenda items during his upcoming State of the Union Address.

Here are the agenda items Morial discussed in his article:
Reintroduction and passage of the Urban Jobs Act allocating resources for job training, education, and support services for eligible young adults, including many who have not finished high school, to prepare them for entry into the workforce.
Reintroduce the American Jobs Act, President Obama’s proposed package of tax cuts, investments and incentives designed to put [Americans] back to work and speed economic growth.
We support the President’s recently announced push for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and his call for universal background checks. In addition, we recommend a stronger focus on violence prevention, including investments in programs that create safe spaces for kids after school and improved mental health services and treatment.
We also call for citizens to mobilize around the upcoming February 27th Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires states and counties with a history of discriminatory voting practices to undergo Justice Department review of any change to their voting rules.
Finally, we call for reforms of the nation’s dysfunctional and discriminatory criminal justice system. As NAACP President Ben Jealous noted,“Study after study has shown that students of color face harsher punishments in school than their white peers, African-American students are arrested far more often than their white classmates, and African-American youth have higher rates of juvenile incarceration and are more likely to be sentenced to adult prison. One in 13 African Americans of voting age is disenfranchised because of a prior criminal conviction. That’s a staggering statistic that reveals the desperate need for reform.”
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#12 Mar 3, 2013
BLACK HERITAGE STAMPS
In the past 70 years, over 100 accomplished Black Americans have been honored on U.S. postage stamps that are no longer sold at the post office, and are becoming increasingly hard to find.
The Black Heritage Commemorative Society has acquired a limited supply of all these original, uncirculated stamps in exquisite, mint condition and is making them available to collectors, set on deluxe 9" x 10" biography cards with vintage photographs.
When you order the Complete Collection of Black American Stamps you will receive your first shipment for $23.85 plus 4.50 shipping & handling. This shipment includes a FREE Martin Luther King, Jr. original mint-condition stamp and collector's biography card, plus the Harriett Tubman, Jackie Robinson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar original mint-condition stamps and collector's biography cards.
Thereafter, each month you will receive a new shipment for the regular price of $23.85 plus 4.50 shipping & handling, containing 3 more original mint-condition stamps and three more collector's biography cards, until your collection is complete.
There are no minimum purchase requirements to participate in the Complete Collection of Black American Stamps. You may return any item for a full refund and you may cancel your participation at any time - no questions asked.
And the FREE Martin Luther King, Jr. mint-condition stamp and collector's biography card is yours to keep no matter what.

I think these are great collectors items for our children and a great source of black history
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#13 Mar 3, 2013
Hey,

Have any of you been on the Mega Bus? What was your experience?

It is a really fun and inexpensive way to travel if you have time. We went from Atlanta to Memphis to Chicago to Milwaukee and had a blast! I think the whole trip was about $57 bucks each!!!

Have any of you been on it?
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#14 Mar 3, 2013
The Black Male P.O.W.E.R. Movement is a national, grassroots social movement to build a nation of powerful Black men & youth who are:
Proud of who they are, and what they do for their children, families & communities.
Organized for effective effort, by working together towards common objectives.
Working to improve living conditions for themselves, their children, and their families.
Wealthy in the 6 key areas of life: mental, physical, spiritual, moral, social, and financial.
Educated in book knowledge, street knowledge, moral character education, vocational skills, and practical life skills.
Respected by their peers, their children, their families, and their communities for the powerful and positive changes they have wrought in their own lives, and the lives of the people they serve.
Erique

Pereira, Colombia

#15 Mar 3, 2013
Shakalaka wrote:
A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama
This is exactly the problem with blacks, everything is imaginary, they just can't handle the real world because in the real world they are nothing and net negative to American.
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#16 Mar 3, 2013
Conference on Black-Led Development
The Uhuru Movement holds a conference to “Empower African Communities Through African-Led Development,” in Washington, DC, on October 13 and 14. The conference aims to “expand our knowledge base and skills base to the Caribbean, Africa and South America – wherever African people are,” said Ayesha Fleary, of the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project. The project operates agriculture enterprises in Houston, Washington, and Oakland, California, and a nursing school in Sierra Leone, West Africa.“Whoever controls your food, controls your life,” said Fleary.
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#17 Mar 3, 2013
The Black Agenda Project is a Caribbean based network organisation coordinated by Lecturer, Writer, Radio Presenter and Sociologist David Muhammad of Trinidad & Tobago. The Black Agenda Project is a "Skills Bank & Think Tank" that was established after the model of the 2005 Millions More Movement that was created by the Honourable Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. David Muhammad is one of Trinidad & Tobago's most sought after public speakers and is frequently invited to address schools, universities, companies, corporations and community groups. He currently lectures every Sunday morning at NALIS, the National Library Centre, Abercrombey Street in Port of Spain Trinidad.
The inspiration for the Black Agenda came from Minister Louis Farrakhan in a speech that delivered in 1988 that was formed into a policy document that provided an itemized program of education and development for the Black Community...
“I am here to present a Black Agenda, a Black Agenda upon which all of us can form a united front... that will allow us to address the critical needs of our people...”Minister Louis Farrakhan – July 17th, 1988, Atlanta, GA –“The Black Agenda”

If you are not aware or involved, contact NOI for information on updates and what you can do to help.
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#18 Mar 3, 2013
It Takes A Black Man!
Why are White Americans upset about Denis Rodman visiting and becoming friends with N. Korean Leader Kim Jong? I was watching George Robert Stephanopoulos interview Denis and he seemed jealous that Dennis has build a life long friendship with Kim Jong. He gives Dennis some stupid report on human rights issues they "pretend" to be concerned about. Like "they" don't have the same kind of dam conditions going on here among Dennis' own people!!! Dennis told him the truth, but notice old George wasn't ready for that. America wants to demonize Kim Jong and get the world hating them just because the white man has some ulterior motives for invading N. Korea. I think the North Koreans are very smart to not associate with or trust the white man.
What do you think brothers and sisters??
(CNN)-- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman declared his eternal friendship with North Korea's supreme leader Thursday.
"You have a friend for life," Rodman told Kim Jong Un after the two men sat next to each other watching an unusual basketball exhibition in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Photos of the event, published online by Vice magazine, show Rodman and Kim Jong Un sitting at court side, surrounded by an arena filled with dark-uniformed fans.
The North Korean leader, who is known to be a basketball fan, appears to be engrossed in the competition.
"To see everyone letting their hair down and getting into the match made it all the more worthwhile," said Vice founder Shane Smith. "At the reception afterward, many kind words were spoken and invitations offered."
The game involved a combination of three stars of the Harlem Globetrotters and members of North Korea's "Dream Team." The final score was a 110-110 tie.
When Kim joined the American group for supper, Vice correspondent Ryan Duffy invited the leader to visit the United States. "His invitation was met with laughter," according to a Vice statement.
Dennis Rodman visits North Korea Dennis Rodman: Goodwill ambassador?
The weeklong trip by these "basketball diplomats" is not an official U.S. mission, but for a TV documentary production. The video will be shown in an installment of a monthly series produced by Vice for HBO.
"I come in peace. I love the people of North Korea!" Rodman, 51, said on Twitter as he arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday.
The visit comes at a time of heightened tension between the United States and North Korea, a result of Pyongyang's pursuit of a nuclear program. Just days ago, North Korea threatened "miserable destruction" in response to routine military exercises planned between South Korea and the United States.
North Korea provoked Western condemnation earlier this month with an underground nuclear test that was preceded by the December launch of a long-range missile capable of transporting a warhead.
Could the connection between Rodman and Kim, who classmates said was a huge basketball fan as a teenager -- when Rodman was winning five NBA championships -- help cool down this international hotspot?
Rodman, whose nickname is "Worm," tweeted that he was "honored to represent The United States of America."
"I'm not a politician. Kim Jung Un & North Korean people are basketball fans. I love everyone. Period. End of story," he tweeted.
Kim, who is believed to be about 29 years old, assumed power after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in late 2011.
North Korea's official news agency KCNA reported Thursday that Rodman's delegation was taken to visit the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where past supreme leaders lie in state.
"They paid high tribute to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il before their statues," KCNA reported.
Why do blacks ___________

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Mar 3, 2013
Shakalaka wrote:
Upcoming events in Atlanta... this one should be interesting. I am planning to attend.
A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama
Friday, Mar 15 8:00p to 10:00p
More dates & times (2)
Southwest Arts Center
Atlanta, GA
Set inside the White House in the President’s private sitting area at the end of a busy day, a slightly fatigued President Obama is enjoying a few moments of solitude when suddenly startled by Malcolm X walking towards him. The encounter sets the stage for intriguing and heartfelt conversation.
This non-political production is honest dialogue between two great men about life experiences, their hopes, dreams, and the strong women beside them.
Run time is 1.5 hours followed by audience Q&A.
This sounds interesting! They should use holograms, like that Tupac fellow's mammy did for his concert from beyond the grave!
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#20 Mar 3, 2013
Why do blacks __________ wrote:
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This sounds interesting! They should use holograms, like that Tupac fellow's mammy did for his concert from beyond the grave!
We accept what the producers have put forth. I intend to attend it.
Hologram or not. We really don't need such visuals to get the point.

Black folk have "insight"
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#21 Mar 3, 2013
By Pat Shannan

Just what kind of “change” is Barack Obama offering and just how much influence has his wife, Michelle had over him in their married life the past two decades? It appears that Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama does not look into a crowd of Obama supporters and see Americans. She sees black people and white people, eternally conflicted with one another.

Well, Pat Shannan... face it. Michele is no fool, nor is she blinded by your fears and racism.

We all see life in america through Michele's eyes.
so the hell what? Can't stand reality?
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#22 Mar 6, 2013
I pray for the family of Hugo Chavez. A great man has been called back home.

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