Black Positive People : Nobel Peace Prize: profile of Leymah Gbowee

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

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    Nobel Peace Prize: profile of Leymah Gbowee

    Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, joint winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, led women to defy feared warlords and pushed men toward peace during one of Africa's bloodiest wars.

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    Without this group of women who would gather in Monrovia, Liberia's capital, to pray and protest in white shirts, many believe the insanity of 13 years of conflict which left some 250,000 dead, would not have ended as it did in 2003.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...bel-Peace-Prize-profile-of-Leymah-Gbowee.html

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    Nobel Peace Prize goes to women's rights activists

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    OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three champions of women's rights in Africa and the Middle East on Friday in an attempt to bolster the role of women in struggles to bring democracy to nations suffering from autocratic rule and civil strife.
    The Norwegian Nobel Committee split the prize between Tawakkul Karman, a leader of anti-government protests in Yemen; Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman to win a free presidential election in Africa; and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, who campaigned against the use of rape as a weapon in her country's brutal civil war.
    http://news.yahoo.com/nobel-peace-prize-goes-womens-rights-activists-103726719.html

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    Great posts, Clyde. Thanks for shedding light on this. We need to see our success, in spite of horrific conditions.
    I was reading on President Johnson-Sirleaf the other day.
     
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    I love this woman. It just goes to show that for the right reason 'PEACE'... women can come together and get the job done regardless of the banner they chose for their religion. She brought Christian and Muslim women together as one against the horrific acts of the oppressors, and showed how, you can't birth PEACE through the violent killing of each other. May God bless her in all of her endevors. Thanks brother Clyde, what a wonderful birthday present you have presented. Quite refreshing indeed! Hail to Gbowee!!
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    .......Thanks abstract219...yvw,

    Liberia has a special interest for me as well, since it began resulting from our ancestors freedom from slavery. For some reason, my mind says if Reparations ever come, then Liberia should be given strong consideration in regards to Repatriation, for that reason. Things are awful now, which signals a need for African American input (we did it once, we can do it again).

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    .......Well said butterfly#1, well said indeed, yvw.

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    Why does it say one of Africa's bloodiest wars, which country was it that had the war? Why must the entire continent have to bear the blame for one or a few countries instability? And why would you not single out the country or countries so as not to convey a false sense its the entire continent of 52 countries? Aren't you aware this has been a negative to make the continent seem like its one nation and all over Africa it's instability, war and brutality?
     
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    Liberian failed because the U.S bailed out and stop supporting them, they had no industry so those people resulted to enslaving each other. Grants and reparations and such are all connected to Whites and they will want a say in how you do things, who is in control and who we can include as a friend or enemy, it seems like some of us never want to be free.

    There's enough money in the pockets of African Americans to start in Africa by ourselves with the cooperation of several African nations in the region we choose. For instance, 1 billion collected from 1 million poor persons, per day equals $2.77 each person, that's nothing, monthly costs = 83 dollars and yearly is 996 dollars. That's just if we saved for one year then invested the money in farming and other industries thus preparing the way to Africa. Most of you spend that much on phone bills, internet services, now this new Obama-care will be digging in our pockets soon. Even if some can't afford the 83 dollar monthly most can and we should still have around a billion which is more than enough to get the material and supplies from Asia where it is cheaper, then have investing going that will also put dividends into this public fund. Not to mention there are wealthy African philanthropists who would be willing to help especially if we used some our wealth for the region as well.

    Asking White people is putting them in charge again, reparations, grants or monetary loans.
     
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