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    Black People : Until We Understand white supremacy...

    These 14 words tell the WHOLE story for me. I don't buy into the rest anymore.
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    Destee's Thoughts Teaching Our Sons What to Want

    Destee, this is just my take on things but it depends on what the actual objective is for promoting natural hair for Black women. The condition that Black folks are in is due to a very multi-faceted problem. Hair, to me, is a relatively small aspect. What about complexion? I think that the...
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    Destee's Thoughts Teaching Our Sons What to Want

    Destee, I'm not sure whether you're using hair as a substitute for something else or what? Are you talking about the hair on our head, literally? If you're talking about hair literally, then as I look at Black women around the globe, I'm not seeing where hair texture, length, style, natural...
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    Destee's Thoughts Teaching Our Sons What to Want

    Destee, now you know I know exactly what you're saying. I definitely know how all of this occurred, however I do think that women, the world over, want to attract men, unless they're lesbians. From what I can see, women everywhere do things to attract men. Isn't this natural? Why do...
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    Destee's Thoughts Teaching Our Sons What to Want

    Okay, and I agree with you. When a bw perms her hair, it's usually a lot longer than it is when it's in its natural state--sometimes 2-3 or 4 times as long. My natural hair is about 8 inches long, so if I were to perm it, it would be really long enough to get the attention of a lot of Black...
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    Destee's Thoughts Teaching Our Sons What to Want

    Destee, I definitely think that it's always better to accept anyone as they are naturally--not try to change them, and if they can't be accepted as they are, just leave them alone if they not hurting anyone. So, I'm certainly with you there about it just being wonderful to be embraced just as...
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    Destee's Thoughts Teaching Our Sons What to Want

    Honestly, Destee, I'm convinced that even if ALL Black women wore their hair nappy 24-7-365, many Black men would still want white women. I'm convinced that no matter what Black women do, Black men of this type will still desire white women. IMO, this is not about Black women at all. This...
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    Black People : What did Russel Simmons do to upset the african concious people?

    Also, Therious, I think what Taaa7 is saying is that you don't always have to fight with AK's, bombs, and jet. You fight according to who you have at your back in terms of the numbers and the convictions of those in those numbers, the land mass you have, your goals, etc.. If I had 1 billion...
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    Black People : What did Russel Simmons do to upset the african concious people?

    I don't think in terms of "warriors." That's not my term. I clearly see that SOME of those rappers are enemies to the unsuspecting folks who they call "their folks." Those rappers are playing by their own rules. They have rules in their rule book that say it's perfectly fine to eat out the...
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    Black People : What did Russel Simmons do to upset the african concious people?

    Yes, the Europeans were very thorough in breaking down and our captured ancestors from the moment they put them on the slave ships. They recorded where they got the captures from and separated them on the ships so that they couldn't communicate and revolt. This is very much like today where...
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    Black People : What did Russel Simmons do to upset the african concious people?

    Once again, I have to agree with much of what you say re ‘survival' of the fittest’ because as a student of nature, I know that there is no morality or ‘rules’ in nature that mean anything if they don’t enhance survival. If I’m interpreting you correctly, you apparently subscribe to a...
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    Black People : Brother Isaiah

    Monetary, Bro. Isaiah was/is my favorite poster on this site and he knows that. I love me some Bro. Isaiah. He could talk to me and when he did, I LISTENED to him--like no other man on here. I don't want him to "igg" what I said because if he does, what happened to him before could happen...
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    Black People : Brother Isaiah

    Destee, I would certainly welcome Bro. Isaiah back but I don't condone at all the disrespectful way he talked to you, and didn't really understand why he did it because it seemed like you two were fond of each other, the way he used to flirt with you. So, it really surprised and confused me...
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    Black People : Why Are We Mad At Oprah?

    Omowalex, it's a pattern on this forum that men like you want to censor what women say here, and mostly y'all have succeeded and this is why only a few women join in these discussions. If a woman like me doesn't say what you want me to say, then you say I'm "male-bashing." That's so...
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    Black People : Why Are We Mad At Oprah?

    Bro. Please, let's just drop this. Thanks for all of the insight. As Sis. Destee says, we Black folks talk a lot, but we're not able to communicate effectively with each other. The use of that ability may have been forbidden and suppressed for so long until we've lost it. So much of our...
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