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    Black Poetry : The Curse Of A Poet

    The meaning behind this totally escaped me. Could you shed some light on where you're coming from?
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    Black Christians : Megachurch Pastor Accused Of Defrauding People Out Of More Than $1 Million

    first, we're all innocent until proven guilty. secondly, it is known that...when we get too big, the white man is known to set us up. with that said, I'm not a big supporter of mega-churches. ministers have a responsibility to their congregation...and, in mega-churches, it becomes too easy for...
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    Black Entertainment : I really did not like black panther movie

    We lost ourselves when we became more about the individual than the whole; it's no longer about us, it's about each one of us. As long as we're so focused on us, the individual, we will never see us, the whole...and we will remain a divided people.
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    The Front Porch : hi every one on DESTEE

    Welcome to the playground, sargam. this is a very interactive, and sometimes, aggressive bunch. Until you've gotten to know the different personalities, please maintain your thick skin; we sometimes get personal...although we shouldn't. NOTHING PERSONAL...just a product of their...
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    Black Entertainment : I really did not like black panther movie

    not only is it just a movie, it's a movie based on a comic book character. Why would anyone be angry over its content...or think it's supposed to make people better? It was entertaining; which is all it was designed to be. Why do people go to a movie, with a black ensemble, expecting to gain...
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    Black Ancestors : I'm multiracial, and need your honest input

    angelfrommynightmare. Welcome to the playground. Is it important for you to prove your ancestry to others? Or, is it good enough to know who you are? People will believe what people will believe...and accept what they choose to accept. And there will always be those who will challenge...
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    Black Parenting : What Would You Do?

    My youngest son (34) has a stepson; he and his wife have since had three more sons. The father isn't involved in the child's life...and my son has fully accepted him as his own. As such, he is my grandson...just like the other three. I do for them all; clothes, gifts, etc. Unfortunately...
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    Black Poetry : Epiphany

    like an epiphany--especially one I knew not long ago--this one makes you think...reflect. keep writing Mario William vitale. the river floweth.
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    Black People Politics : Colin Kaepernick Ends National Anthem Kneeling Protest

    NNQueen, that's not what I said. Yes, I think he was sincere in his protest. I also believe he realized that his career was going to suffer...and wanted to straighten the ship, if you will. When he began the protest, I don't think he thought it was going to effect his career in any negative...
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    Law Forum : What Do You Make of This?

    I can't tell if her tirade is justified, or not, because I don't know what kicked it all off. Obviously, the dog was the catalyst, but she kept referencing someone confronting her in front of her child--wherever the child was--which is the one thing I truly fault her for. If her child is...
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    Black People : My misguided views: The prediction of the fall of our people

    Yes, we are in dire straits, both inside our community and out. However, I do not see this as a precursor to the fall of our people. Nonetheless, I will see what part 2 says.
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    Black People : Little Girl Playing In scary road. What would you do

    Although I understand his hesitancy to bring the little girl into his wait for the police to arrive, there are other ways to handle the situation. I don't disagree with what he did; no one wants to be accused of kidnapping/messing with a child. However, if a little girl came to my...
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    Black People Politics : Colin Kaepernick Ends National Anthem Kneeling Protest

    Not to speak for Kaep, but this was probably an attempt to remake his image...given that he was leaving the niners, and knew teams didn't like controversy surrounding incoming players. Obviously, it did not work. Had he rebuilt his stats on the field, it would have played more in his favor...
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    Black Education / Schools : Teacher Throws 6-Year-Old Student's Shoes in the Trash

    we don't know what was going on, for the child, before this. kids have different coping mechanisms they use when under stress. for her, playing with that strap may have been her coping mechanism. as a teacher, you have to ask, why was so much emphasis placed on her playing with the strap: was...