Black People : Do You Know And Understand What Today's Black Folk Are About?

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  1. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The last figure I have is there are over 44 Million plus of us here:

    I admit only having a guess as opposed to really and truly knowing/understanding/etc. what they be and be about just in my neck of the woods...

    I also hope and pray anybody hearing/reading/etc. this can do much better than that...

    Holla holla ...

    :SuN044:
     
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    The beautiful thing about Brooklyn and Harlem is that black folks talk to each other, every where

    I speak to people of all ages and economic brackets as well as ethnicities and nationalities, one can make a political comment or question to a brother or a sister in the supermarket on the train or bus

    and folks are angry and tired of the bull mess

    the young people 18 - 23 are very bright but full of despair,
    they are not taking the "common story line" or "the offical story"

    they are ticked off emphaticly about rappers hanging with the Illuminati






    just that folks have no idea of what to do about it or who to trust.

    Our collective problems are in a hospital with no doctors or nurses:SuN019:

    yes we have innovative local Black elected officials here,
    that work hard to keep Black folks heads above water, but they battle night and day just to do that
    with fascists like Cuomo cutting bits of the right hand off, and Bloomberg trimming bits off of the left

    and there are no grassroots activists or organizations to speak of, just folks doing little stuff here and there with their block associations or church.
     
  3. ManicRaider

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    Well, why don't you try and organize something? I'm not sure if it's something you wanted to do but if you have a great concern for or about something or someones, you should make an effort to something about it.
     
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    Interesting request brother Manic ,
    concidering the 6 others that I have had from folks here

    who I have asked to post as I have done several times,
    1 what I have accomplished for the NY community
    2 Who and what groups I have worked with
    3 What I am still doing
    4 And a list of solutions as well as brainstorming methodologies for black progress

    and out of the six who have asked that question seems as though none of them have done squat
    or have any solutions for squat

    and have not come back,
    to raise the issue of some form of collective porgress or qourum leadership team

    so if you have a list please post it then we can work on something together!
     
  5. Energy

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    With regard to your point no 4. Do you seriously think we as black people are lacking some magic formula that is why we are not progressing?

    Remember in Africa with over a billion people; they have everything going for them including huge natural wealth. They have tried everything you can imagine to help with progress and yet they fail again and again. Meanwhile, non-black foreigners come to Africa and become instant success stories overnight. Now why is that? Do you have answers?
     
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    uhmm really? talk about a coincidence..LOL

     
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    LOL! In Africa we eat and drink at the fountain of knowledge. Educating ourselves is like the air we breath. We have high concentrations of PhD's in every village. So what you are seeing is NOTHING at all.

    What we need to be asking is WHY despite the high level of educated people in Africa and the abundance of water (natural wealth) the black African is still thirsty?
     
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    So why is that in your opinion?

    i just thought funny you made that comment about engineering and Africans ''failing'' at it ...but at the same time i was looking at a vid about an african school drop out who built windmills at age 14 just from looking at pictures..
     
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    Africans and black people's problem is a hereditary disease. It is like someone suffering from a hereditary disease and doctors can only cure it if they know the history of the family the patient comes from. Without that knowledge, there is no hope and the patient will die.

    Therefore, our problems as black people has everything to do with our true identity. To find out what is holding us back we need to know who we really are. Failing that we would continue to fail, suffer and be the laughing stock of the world.

    I posted something to that effect in the introduction of myself in this forum.
     
  10. ManicRaider

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    I think it's because we just don't want to try. We're comfortable with whatever we have. I would like to give organization a try but it's not something I had planned. Plus I'm a private person and something like activism comes with attention (no duh) and I'm not sure if I want that. Kinda sounds cowardly when I say it out loud.
     
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