Black People : State of the Black Union 2007

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  1. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    in case you missed it

    C-Span archived this session which aired in Feb 10,2007 in Hampton, VA

    this is the archive

    i use real player but i think windows media player should work but has never worked for me.

    http://www.c-span.org/VideoArchives.asp?CatCodePairs=,&ArchiveDays=100&Page=25

    scroll down (if you don't see it on this page you might have to go to the previous page or the next page)


    Tavis Smiley & The State of Black America, Part 1

    or

    Tavis Smiley & The State of Black America, Part 2

    view this when you have the time

    and save it as a favorite in real player
    then watch all

    i don't know how long this archive will be active

    the first black woman astronaut, Mae Jemison is on part 1, she not only looked good, she made some excellent points

    peace
     
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    Ahhh...yes...it was that time of the year!

    Thanks for sharing this Street So'ja...

    this is probably the first year I have not watched this. I'm not so sure I interested in watching now...I know the panelist always make great points and they say nothing short of what I hear on boards like these or things I have "thought up" (revealed by Spirit) myself and/or heard others in my communities say.
     
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    started watching...

    Ok....I started watching and would like to end it....I see white people...

    never mind this is about the State of "BLACK" amerikkka...yet...there they are ..always in the mix....dang...and then the governer...of that's right...Va did offer an apology to Us right....
    Many have suggested to me that this is my downfall...my intolerance of white folk...interacting with the "good white people" cause "they not all bad..you have bad Black folk"....etc....
    I just want to have a clean, clear space to heal.....WITHOUT YT PRESENCE.....JUST FOR A MINUTE!

    is that too much to ask??:getout:
     
  4. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yea


    i saw that too.

    and my reaction was about the same

    but nonetheless

    i enjoyed it
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    did anyone see this program

    when it come on in early Feb 2007?
     
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    I saw it...

    I saw it...I have the DVD. I order the archives for each year. I have been thinking about taking clips of the speeches and uploading it on YouTube and GoogleVideo so that I can post here. In fact, I was thinking about putting together a video highlighting all the years that I have.
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    i meant to say when it came on

    thanks for the response

    what was you opinion of it?

    do you think it will help people lead more productive entrenched with morals?
     
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    i meant to say when it came on

    thanks for the response

    what was you opinion of it?

    do you think it will help people lead more productive entrenched with morals?
     
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    I was disappointed last year (2006) after waiting a year from the SotBU of 2005 when they first constructed the covenant. Last year, all they did was come out with a book after all the hoo-ha. I was like, ok, a book for us to read, but where is the action. What are the leaders doing? I read the "Covenant with Black America" book and I was thoroughly disappointed. It seems we haven't learned anything after 150 years, especially not learning anything in the last 40 years after the Civil Rights Movement. The Covenant with Black America, in my opinion, should say Covenanent with White America. Almost the whole book continues to look towards the same people who hate us for collective uplift.

    No one called to add a chapter in the book seemed to ever read about Marcus Mosiah Garvey or was totally blinded by MLK and the Integrationists to notice Malcolm X. The book did a good job of addressing societal problems we face as a people, but then never gave any real solutions because it was always do this or that within the "system" constructed by the very persons keeping us down. As Dr. Khallid Muhammed wrote, trying to work in the "system" is just as nonsensical as blaming the spider's web while still dealing solely with the spider. This year, I was even further disappointed because now they have another book called "The Covenant in Action". The only person on the panel last year that had a clue was the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan who stated we need to not look to Whites for our collective uplift. Unfortunately, he wasn't there this year, and we have an Action book to go and read now.

    The sessions ended up saying, now the masses of African people have to read the Covenant (and its action plans) and do it themselves. It makes me wonder if these leaders were African leaders at all or just leading Africans. The infrastructure has to be set in motion by our African so called leaders to employ and educate our own people. Otherwise, we are left to fend for ourselves (again) with the "system" which has failed us repeatedly an incalculable number of times. When this covenant fails, they are going to turn and say, "Look...you Negros didn't do anything." No, these so called leaders are not leading by example.
     
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH

    for your comment

    i've watched for the past 3 or 4 years
    but i don't hear much about the follow through of the proposals that they make
    and i haven't read the convenant yet (sad right)
    but now i will make it my business to read it


    and your comment about "ok there's a book to read where's the action"

    i think says my thoughts exactly

    peace and love
    and thank you for your thorough comment
     
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