African American Leaders Convened in Washington

There are 37 comments on the The Afro American Newspaper story from Dec 6, 2012, titled African American Leaders Convened in Washington. In it, The Afro American Newspaper reports that:

President Obama's decisive victory in this year's presidential election signaled a shift in both demographics and attitude in America.

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Since: Oct 12

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#1 Dec 6, 2012
Those are not leaders they are uncle tom slaves
chrissy

United States

#2 Dec 6, 2012
What a joke these so called "leaders" are. Black Americans become more poor, more uneducated, and more dependent on the government every year.

The leaders need to stop selling out the black community and start addressing the REAL problems, such as; crime, rampant child abuse/neglect, the teen pregnancy epidemic and the complete-breakdown of the black family unit.
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#3 Dec 6, 2012
chrissy wrote:
What a joke these so called "leaders" are. Black Americans become more poor, more uneducated, and more dependent on the government every year.
The leaders need to stop selling out the black community and start addressing the REAL problems, such as; crime, rampant child abuse/neglect, the teen pregnancy epidemic and the complete-breakdown of the black family unit.
Isn't out marriage also considered an "issue"?

Since: Oct 12

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#4 Dec 6, 2012
step-n-fetch its
Fait baiser la chatte

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#5 Dec 6, 2012
chrissy wrote:
What a joke these so called "leaders" are. Black Americans become more poor, more uneducated, and more dependent on the government every year.
The leaders need to stop selling out the black community and start addressing the REAL problems, such as; crime, rampant child abuse/neglect, the teen pregnancy epidemic and the complete-breakdown of the black family unit.
The feudalism that multinationals and the 5.1 million millionaires are creating is polarizing this country in to rich and poor period!

At this rate, extrapolate to french revolution of 1789.
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#6 Dec 6, 2012
Why is this crossed over with the Asian-American Forum.
big blk mama

Houston, TX

#7 Dec 6, 2012
Fait baiser la chatte wrote:
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The feudalism that multinationals and the 5.1 million millionaires are creating is polarizing this country in to rich and poor period!
At this rate, extrapolate to french revolution of 1789.
Ain't it funny how we blame everything on the rich lately. It's so IN now. Whatever happened to George Bush? We should envy the rich and do what they do, not castigate them. Of course, most posters and readers of toxic fail to understand.
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#8 Dec 6, 2012
big blk mama wrote:
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Ain't it funny how we blame everything on the rich lately. It's so IN now. Whatever happened to George Bush? We should envy the rich and do what they do, not castigate them. Of course, most posters and readers of toxic fail to understand.
I don't envy the rich, I could care less for wealth.

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#9 Dec 6, 2012
chrissy wrote:
What a joke these so called "leaders" are. Black Americans become more poor, more uneducated, and more dependent on the government every year.
The leaders need to stop selling out the black community and start addressing the REAL problems, such as; crime, rampant child abuse/neglect, the teen pregnancy epidemic and the complete-breakdown of the black family unit.
good list. i'd include jobs and wealth building in the aa community.
big blk mama

Houston, TX

#10 Dec 9, 2012
Human Revolution wrote:
<quoted text> I don't envy the rich, I could care less for wealth.
Sure! That's a crock. You do in fact seek some sort of wealth if you are working. Maybe you are one of those street people who beg from others?

btw-it's "couldn't care less" not "could care less".
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#11 Dec 9, 2012
big blk mama wrote:
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Sure! That's a crock. You do in fact seek some sort of wealth if you are working. Maybe you are one of those street people who beg from others?
btw-it's "couldn't care less" not "could care less".
I don't think I would have simple access to the Web if I was a "street person".
big blk mama

Houston, TX

#12 Dec 10, 2012
Human Revolution wrote:
<quoted text> I don't think I would have simple access to the Web if I was a "street person".
As I pointed out to you, you do seek weatlth (as in, have desire for it to some degree) if you are employed. OK, nuff said.
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#13 Dec 10, 2012
big blk mama wrote:
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As I pointed out to you, you do seek weatlth (as in, have desire for it to some degree) if you are employed. OK, nuff said.
Of course I want money. But I don't want to be filthy, stinking rich.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Dec 10, 2012
Human Revolution wrote:
<quoted text> Of course I want money. But I don't want to be filthy, stinking rich.
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I want money, but I don't want to work for it is the AA motto.
big blk mama

Houston, TX

#15 Dec 10, 2012
Human Revolution wrote:
<quoted text> Of course I want money. But I don't want to be filthy, stinking rich.
So now the question is, Where is the cutoff point? Where is the exact line where "wanting money" becomes "filthy, stinking rich?" There certainly has to be a definite point where you can separate the "OK wealthy" from the "too wealthy", right? I'm wondering where you would place that point. You must have thought this out to where it is undeniably sensible, right? Trouble is that wealth is a relative term. Wealth to a poor starving man is certainly much different than wealth to a fat successful man. Where are you on the scale of wealth? But first, please address the main point of where the specific line is between weatlh and non-wealth.(I know, it's a tall order for you)
cant touch this

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Dec 10, 2012
me thinks a race change operation is the best way to go.
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#17 Dec 10, 2012
big blk mama wrote:
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So now the question is, Where is the cutoff point? Where is the exact line where "wanting money" becomes "filthy, stinking rich?" There certainly has to be a definite point where you can separate the "OK wealthy" from the "too wealthy", right? I'm wondering where you would place that point. You must have thought this out to where it is undeniably sensible, right? Trouble is that wealth is a relative term. Wealth to a poor starving man is certainly much different than wealth to a fat successful man. Where are you on the scale of wealth? But first, please address the main point of where the specific line is between weatlh and non-wealth.(I know, it's a tall order for you)
Well like you said, it depends on the person's socio-economic standing. If you must know, I am a college student who works part time.
big blk mama

Houston, TX

#18 Dec 11, 2012
Human Revolution wrote:
<quoted text> Well like you said, it depends on the person's socio-economic standing. If you must know, I am a college student who works part time.
Oh come on now, you're a college student, you certainly MUST have thought the issue out enough to come up with an intelligent answer to my question as to where the line is between wealth and non-wealth. You have indicated your disdain for success in terms of financial well-being, so please give us your definition of the point between being a good person and one who is "filthy" and "stinking" for being too wealthy. I'm assuming you are enrolled in order to advance your financial situation in the near and long terms. Or maybe you want to educate yourself to be a humanitarian and live on very meager income and get food stamps, etc.?

For this exchange, please stick to the question I was asking you and try not to avoid it by making statements as you made about socio-eco..blah...blah. And I don't really need to know your student status or employment status, just your view on exactly where someone becomes "filthy, stinking rich". Please try to be specific for those of us who are too ignorant and we who desire to be educated.
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#19 Dec 11, 2012
big blk mama wrote:
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Oh come on now, you're a college student, you certainly MUST have thought the issue out enough to come up with an intelligent answer to my question as to where the line is between wealth and non-wealth. You have indicated your disdain for success in terms of financial well-being, so please give us your definition of the point between being a good person and one who is "filthy" and "stinking" for being too wealthy. I'm assuming you are enrolled in order to advance your financial situation in the near and long terms. Or maybe you want to educate yourself to be a humanitarian and live on very meager income and get food stamps, etc.?
For this exchange, please stick to the question I was asking you and try not to avoid it by making statements as you made about socio-eco..blah...blah. And I don't really need to know your student status or employment status, just your view on exactly where someone becomes "filthy, stinking rich". Please try to be specific for those of us who are too ignorant and we who desire to be educated.
Excessive spending on material wealth. That's what I consider filthy and stinking.
big blk mama

Houston, TX

#20 Dec 11, 2012
Human Revolution wrote:
<quoted text> Excessive spending on material wealth. That's what I consider filthy and stinking.
You're still dancing around the question. OK, I'll ask, What EXACTLY is excessive? Give us your EXACT figure or example. Excessive is just a relative word, a "buzz" word to use whenever you can't be specific. Is a 32-ounce soft drink too excessive and stinking? What if one is really thirsty? You must be stinking rich because you live in America and even go to college. You must be stinking rich because you can afford to have a good diet and plenty to eat, while many in the world are starving. You must give your food to them, right?

Please, please, give us the specific dividing point between being a good person and being stinking filthy rich. Please don't give the vague, subjective concepts you hear from friends, but the specific, intelligent figures that really define your wisdom. Please, again, no subjective comments, but hard and fast answers to the question.

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