Juneteenth will have a new sound in L...

Juneteenth will have a new sound in Long Beach

There are 19 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Jun 11, 2008, titled Juneteenth will have a new sound in Long Beach. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, has traditionally been viewed as a primarily African-American holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas.

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loren

Adel, GA

#2 Jun 11, 2008
ICU is an internet troll who attacks anything dealing with multiculturalism. Juneteenth is an American holiday and I am glad to hear of the plans to make into a celebration as diverse as Long Beach. We can all learn from each other (well, mayby ICU@ can't) and embrace each other.
Fools you Are

United States

#3 Jun 11, 2008
Loren is an internet troll spewing the lies of multiculturalism. Until she gets professional help, ignore her vicious rants.
The Truth

United States

#4 Jun 11, 2008
loren wrote:
ICU is an internet troll who attacks anything dealing with multiculturalism. Juneteenth is an American holiday and I am glad to hear of the plans to make into a celebration as diverse as Long Beach. We can all learn from each other (well, mayby ICU@ can't) and embrace each other.
btw, Loren was intentionally vague. Juenteenth, a day celebrating the date African Americans were freed from the contract of slavery negotiated by their ancestors in Africa.
None such thing is celebrated in Africa, since they continue to quietly advocate slavery in different regional areas to this day, and probably were sorry to see it abolished in civilized societies.
It used to be a defeated tribe was sold off into slavery by the winning tribe. Now they just kill them, or run them off into the jungle to die. In the Congo, it's been lately popular to eat the offending weaker tribe.
In any case, it's only recognized by 26 states, so it's not exactly an "american" holiday, if you want to qualify an american holiday as one nationally recognized.
Jefferson Davis

Norwalk, CA

#6 Jun 11, 2008
what's all this nonsense about the slaves being "freed"?
loren

Adel, GA

#8 Jun 11, 2008
This is a wonderful celebration that brings the diverse groups of Long Beach together. It is sad that there are such hateful, unhappy people responding but it is important for everyone to see these folks for what they are.
Hey Loren From KY

Manhattan Beach, CA

#9 Jun 12, 2008
loren wrote:
This is a wonderful celebration that brings the diverse groups of Long Beach together. It is sad that there are such hateful, unhappy people responding but it is important for everyone to see these folks for what they are.
Please give my regrets, as I will be unable to attend the celebration because the venue is smack in the middle of violet gang territory and I fear for my children's safety. It must be wonderful to live in a cheaper place that is safe any be able to tell us locals how we should feel from afar.

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loren

Lexington, KY

#11 Jun 12, 2008
This is a city sponsored event that will have thousands of great folks in attendance. I have not heard of any problems in the past, have you? Are you saying it would be dangerous to attend this event? That is just silly.
The Truth

United States

#12 Jun 12, 2008
loren wrote:
This is a wonderful celebration that brings the diverse groups of Long Beach together. It is sad that there are such hateful, unhappy people responding but it is important for everyone to see these folks for what they are.
They are folks whose descendent tribes fought each other, and the winners sold the losers off to arab slave dealers who sold them first to the Portuguese, who undercut traders in Europe thanks to free labor, which forced the hand of others into the slave trading business, including England and America.
As soon as was economically feasible, western europeans put a stop to it, unlike Africa, which still carries on selling each other.
I guess this is what they're trying to celebrate. They figure they're free, and Africa is way over there someplace, the people are darker than American blacks, so they don't matter.
Suffice to say, the "holiday" isn't something I'd partake in, since it ironically celebrates African Americans who could care less about those who weren't fortunate enough to be brought here, and live horrid lives of desperation that their more fortunate members have dismissed.
The Truth

United States

#13 Jun 12, 2008
By the way, Loren, I was wondering if you could tell me why some people of the Congo keep eating pygmies.
Even the Prime Minister was under investigation for his alleged appetite for the little fellows.
Do you think it's right to "celebrate" the "emancipation" of blacks in this country, when back in Africa, the number of African's victimizing each other via genocide, rape, and cannibalism is absolutely staggering?
Don't you think there should be banners in strategic places saying "Please Don't Eat the Pygmies"?
Do you think well-to-do African Americans have ANY political responsibility whatsoever for the horrid plight of many an African left behind?
Please tell me. I have to know.
loren

Lexington, KY

#15 Jun 12, 2008
ICU2, You were clean for a day and now you have started your nasty comments again. Shame on you! Don't you have anything positive in your life? Sounds like you don't.
loren

Lexington, KY

#17 Jun 12, 2008
How Much is Enough, The problem with your ideas is that everything is the fault of immigrants and blacks. In Germany, the Nazis thought that everything was the fault of the Jews. Same sick thinking. You could benefit from attending from this event. Like Dee Andrews said, everyone can learn something. You might learn to hate a little less. Just how is your quality of life going downhill?
LB Family

Riverside, CA

#18 Jun 12, 2008
The entire middle class needs to read "The Drum Major Instinct" by Doctor King. It is worth your time. Stop being a slave to rich.
Loren Quotes Drug Dealer

Manhattan Beach, CA

#19 Jun 13, 2008
loren wrote:
Like Dee Andrews said, everyone can learn something.
When he was a teacher at Wilson High School, Dee Andrews was arrested and convicted for using and selling marijuana and crack cocaine. Dee Andrews' teaching credentials were revoked.

Nobody in their right mind would trust anything Dee Andrews says, except you Loren!
Anonymous too

Winchester, CA

#20 Jun 13, 2008
Chris Berry, you banned Roscoe Rules and allow the idiot known as 'loren' to continue posting.....COME ON! This person DOESN'T LIVE ANYWHERE NEAR LONG BEACH! Please, BAN this person....I'm sick of reading their troll posts!
NHJ

United States

#21 Jun 13, 2008
"Juneteenth will have a new sound in Long Beach"

What's new about random gunfire sounds and senseless deaths?
Because all over the USA from sea-to-sea, that's what's going to happen on Juneteenth.
It's a sickening display of contemporary African-American "culture", but it's a good thing my opinion doesn't count; criticizing the death-toll could be construed as "racist".
loren

Lexington, KY

#22 Jun 13, 2008
Sad that you old folks have nothing to say that doesn't include racist comments. Time has passed you up and that must be extremely disconcerting (that means troubling) to you. :)
The Truth

United States

#23 Jun 13, 2008
loren wrote:
Sad that you old folks have nothing to say that doesn't include racist comments. Time has passed you up and that must be extremely disconcerting (that means troubling) to you.:)
I notice that Loren has plenty to say about ageism.
That must make you very proud (that means feelings of pleasure and great satisfaction. the thing that never comes of your countless blind dates) to be Loren.
loren

Lexington, KY

#24 Jun 13, 2008
The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
I notice that Loren has plenty to say about ageism.
That must make you very proud (that means feelings of pleasure and great satisfaction. the thing that never comes of your countless blind dates) to be Loren.
You are a perfect example os how some old folks cling to old ideas such as racism. The mail is here- go get your social security check. Then, come back and rant some more.

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#26 Jun 13, 2008
Is Longbeach that bad...Ill be there In July..Im from a city with high crime so Im not worried, I grew up around everything, and Ive seen it all.
I figer, just like Baltimore there has to be cold spot where you can just chill, and hot spots where they bang alnight.
Oh well even if its hell Im still going.
Anyway you look at it, its the city of Angels

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