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    AACOOLDRE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Jul 26, 2001
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    By Andre Austin

    It’s June 7, 2013. Its High School graduation day throughout the nation. Some slick freelance journalist gets the Valedictorian to ask all the students to raise their hands if they don’t like faggots and think of themselves as *******. The Valedictorian asks the principals and teachers not to interfere with her speech because they allowed all of this vicious self-destructive language to go on in the classrooms, halls and cafeteria. Whats allowed in behind the door is now public. If any of you raise your hand the photographers and cameras to your left and right will expose all students who have a low opinion of themselves in the papers and online. The valedictorian said: “Nat Turner’s High School graduates young men and women, not fools and Society and celebrities were more concerned with us having African sounding first names than us calling ourselves out of our names.
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  2. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Aug 9, 2003
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    Candor and honesty like that is rare these days, no matter what generation the speaker is a part of...

  3. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Jun 18, 2004
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    retired computer geek
    north philly ghetto
    when black people are the major purveyors of the N word it shows that the brainwashing is complete......
  4. Gracious

    Gracious Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Aug 8, 2013
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    Greetings AACOOLDRE:wave:

    I get it my brother. I get what you feel & "I" feel the power in your passion ... every word!!!

    Tell me ... what are your thoughts concerning this possible phrase?

    I AM "NOT" Somebody's ...
    Hmmm ... :thinking:
    Would it surprise you to know that men ... our men ... Black "young" men & "seasoned men" (though controversial & widely criticized) ... felt as "powerfully-passionate" as you, concerning Truth Telling / the lifting up of our People's???​
    I've sited a couple for you:​

    "I Am – Somebody" is a poem written in the 1950's by Reverend William H. Borders, Sr., who held a Senior Pastor position at the historic Wheat Street Baptist Church and civil rights activist in Atlanta, GA.

    Here is the original poem by Rev. William Holmes Borders:

    Reverend William H. Borders, Sr., DDV
    I am somebody–
    I am a poet in Langston Hughes.​
    I am an author in Frank Yerby.​
    I am a creator of rhyme in Paul Lawrence Dunbar.​
    I am a Christian Statesman in J.R.E. Lee.​
    I am a diplomat in Ralph A Bunche.​
    I am somebody–
    I am somebody. I am a soldier in Gen. B.O. Davis.​
    I am courage in Crispus Attucks and Dorie Miller.​
    I am a humorist in Eddie “Rochester” Anderson.​
    I am a television artist in Nat “King” Cole.​
    I am a concert singer in Leontine Price.​
    I am a renowned baritone in Robert McFerrin.​
    I am a great contralto in Marion Anderson.​
    I am somebody–
    I am somebody. I am an athlete in Harrison Dillard and Ira Murchison.​
    I am a basketball star in Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain.​
    I am an intelligent pen in the hand of DuBois.​
    I am a college president in Mordecai Johnson.​
    I am a breaker of world records in Jesse Owens and Eddie Tolan.​
    I am somebody–
    I am somebody. I am an orator in P. James Bryant and Howard Thurman.​
    I am a preacher in C.T. Walker and L.K. Williams.​
    I am a composer in Nathaniel Dett.​
    I am an actor in William Marshall, Frank Silvers, Sidney Portier, and James Edwards.​
    I am a boxer in Sugar Ray Robinson.​
    I am a knockout punch in Floyd Patterson.​
    I am a baseball player in Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron.​
    I am a home-run hitter in Larry Doby and Willie Mays.​
    I am a world famous pitcher in Don Newcombe and Satchel Paige.​
    I am somebody–
    I am somebody. I am a scientist in George Washington Carver.​
    I am an industrial educator in Booker T. Washington.​
    I am a Congressman in William L. Dawson, Adam Clayton Powell, and Charles C. Diggs, Jr.​
    I am a skin specialist in Dr. Lawless, of Chicago, and teach what I know at Northwestern University.​
    I am a judge in Wade H. McCree and Elvin L. Davenport.​
    I am a music maker in Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.​
    I am a pathologist in Julian Lewis and serve on the University of Chicago faculty.​
    I am the first successful operator on the human heart in Daniel Hale Williams.​
    I am an entertainer in Eartha Kitt and Harry Belafonte.​
    I am somebody–
    I am an Assistant Secretary of Labor in J. Ernest Wilkins.​
    I am loyalty in the armed services.​
    I am insight in Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass.​
    I am an advocator of justice in Roy Wilkins and Thurgood Marshall.​
    I am a labor leader in A. Phillip Randolph.​
    I am somebody–
    I am somebody. I am a molder of character in Nannie Burroughs.​
    I am a banker in R.R. Wright and L.D. Milton.​
    I am certified public accountant in Jesse Blayton and Richard Austin.​
    I am sculptor in Henry O. Tanner.​
    I am a businessman in Alonzo Herndon and Charles C.D Diggs, Sr.​
    I am a grand specimen of womanhood in Mary McLeod Bethune.​
    I am a publisher in John Sengstacke, Mrs. Robert L. Vann, and John H Johnson.​
    I am somebody–
    I am somebody. I am an insurance executive in C.C. Spaulding.​
    I am a zoologist in Ernest E. Just.​
    I am a historian in Carter Woodson, J. Hope Franklin, and J.A. Rogers.​
    I am a lover of education in Charlotte Hawkins Brown.​
    I am a beautician in Madames Walker, Washington, and Malone.​
    I am a trustee in slavery. I protected my master’s wives and daughters while he fought to keep the chains of slavery about my body.​
    I am a bishop in W.A. Fountain and George Barber.​
    I am a ball of fire in Richard Allen.​
    I am a laborer in John Henry.​
    I am a true Christian, for indeed, I practiced the religion of Jesus at points better than my master from whom I learned it.​
    I am somebody.​
    Here is Rev. Jesse Lewis Jackson’s version:

    Rev. Jesse Lewis Jackson’s
    “I am Somebody! I am Somebody!​
    I may be poor, But I am Somebody.​
    I may be young, But I am Somebody.​
    I may be on welfare, But I am Somebody.​
    I may be small, But I am Somebody.​
    I may have made mistakes, But I am Somebody.​
    My clothes are different, My face is different,​
    My hair is different, But I am Somebody.​
    I am Black, Brown, or White.​
    I speak a different language But I must be respected, protected, never rejected.​
    I am God’s child!”​

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