Black People : Where is the LOVE? When will the Hate for each other End??????

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    updated 11:41 a.m. ET Dec. 25, 2010

    38 killed at churches, festivities in Nigeria
    Violence in area plagued by Christian-Muslim conflict has claimed 500 lives this year

    Afolabi Sotunde / Reuters


    People walk past the wreckage of a truck in Jos, Nigeria, on Saturday after bombing attacks Friday night.
    msnbc.com news services
    JOS, Nigeria - Explosions in Nigeria's central region killed 32 people on Christmas Eve and six people died in attacks on two churches in the northeast of Africa's most populous nation, officials said on Saturday.

    On Friday night, a series of bombs were detonated during Christmas Eve celebrations in villages near the central city of Jos, killing at least 32 people while 74 were in a critical condition, the state police commissioner said.

    Religious violence has claimed over 500 lives this year in Jos and neighboring towns and villages, but the situation was believed to have calmed down.

    Nigeria, a country of 150 million people, is almost evenly split between Muslims in the north and the predominantly Christian south. The blasts happened in central Nigeria, in the nation's "middle belt," where dozens of ethnic groups vie for control of fertile lands.

    The violence, though fractured across religious lines, often has more to do with local politics, economics and rights to grazing lands. The government of Plateau State, where Jos is the capital, is controlled by Christian politicians who have blocked Muslims from being legally recognized as citizens. That has locked many out of prized government jobs in a region where the tourism industry and tin mining have collapsed in the last decades.

    "What has happened on the eve of Christmas is unfortunate, especially at this time when we want to ensure peace and security in the state," said Gregory Yenlong, the state commissioner for information. He said that nobody had claimed responsibility for Friday's attacks in Jos.

    This is the first major attack in Jos since the Plateau State government lifted a curfew on May 20. The curfew had first been imposed in November 2008 during postelection violence but it was extended in January following clashes between Christian and Muslim groups.

    More than 300 people— mostly Muslim — were killed in the January violence in Jos and surrounding villages.

    The curfew improved the security within a city that has hosted numerous peace conferences to address the violence but the killings continued outside.

    Twelve people were gruesomely murdered in March in a small Christian village, attackers cutting out most of their victims' tongues and there are still regular attacks outside Jos.



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    Here we are in a country as a minority,
    not the land of our ancestors,
    ignorant of our language and culture,
    stripped from us by the most brutal forms of torture known to history,
    eenduring the greates crime in human history, adn leaving the plantations after the emancipation with nothing but the rags on our backs
    and now in this Ipad and Iphone age living
    amongst a new jim crow that is on the rise


    but yet today

    in every major city with a Black population

    the descendants of the victims of unspeakable horror

    are able as members of the Nation of Islam, Sunni Black Muslims, and Christians of various denominations

    have the capacity to embrace the unity of our history and our struggle and our future,

    at Kwanzaa celebrations,

    break bread together, fellowshp towards black nationalism together,
    and make commitments for the new year to help uplift the community in the spirit of

    Umoja

    so what is happenning back home?

    why all the fratricide?

    who can any one blame?

    If we are able to unite right here in the white mans wilderness
    after slavery, after lynching, after jim crow and the imminent Jim crow of the next GOP presidency

    why can we not unify

    on our own ancestral soil:10500:


    An injury to one African is an injury to all Africans any where on the planet!
     
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    wow....it may never end, it's a thin line between love & hate.
    All we can do is love ourselves .
     
  3. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    brother Rich I hope you have not only read Destee's statement in Brother James from Phillies post, on hate

    but also the post today about the 7 murders of young people in Newark NJ

    if it does not end then we are doomed

    is that the future we desire to see our children face as adults?
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It gets to a point where one has to say is all this death realy worth it?? is this realy politics or simply hate?

    Both Gbabgbo and Quataro are doing the killing and harm and turmoil so

    what are they just going to continue until half the nation is dead

    and it is just them two battling it out in a duel?



    Fighting rages in Ivory Coast;

    800 dead in one town alone
    'This incident is particularly shocking in its scope and brutality,' Red Cross official says


    — Soldiers of Ivory Coast's rival leaders battled for the main city Abidjan on Saturday, clashing by the presidential palace and state TV offices in a conflict so brutal that 800 people have died in one smaller town alone.

    State television came back on air after fighting took it down for a day, showing Gbagbo looking relaxed and drinking tea, saying the pictures were from his city residence on Saturday.

    A Reuters reporter heard gunfire and explosions from heavy shelling near the presidential palace throughout the morning, and clashes also raged around the office of state broadcaster RTI, still in Gbagbo's hands, and military bases in the city.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross said at least 800 people were killed in intercommunal violence in the western Ivorian town of Duekoue this week.

    Catholic charity Caritas said scores of people were also missing from the town.

    "There were very heavy killings in the wake of the advance of Ouattara's forces last week, and many people may have fled," Caritas official Jean Djoman said by telephone from Abidjan. "We think the total of dead and missing there is about 1,000."

    That would bring the confirmed death toll from violence since the disputed election, in which Ouattara was the internationally recognized winner, to around 1,300.

    Shot, hacked to death

    Spokesman Patrick Nicholson told The Associated Press that Caritas workers visited Duekoue Wednesday.

    He said one neighborhood was filled with bodies of victims killed by gunshots and hacked to death with machetes. He said those killed were civilians that included many refugees from fighting elsewhere in the country, where rival forces were battling over a disputed November election.

    Story: Ivory Coast Timeline

    The ICRC said earlier this week that thousands have been killed or injured in post-election violence since November, which has driven up to 1 million people from their homes in Abidjan alone.

    Some 123,000 Ivorians have fled to Liberia and 5,000 to Ghana, according to the U.N. refugee agency.

    'We can hear shooting'

    Gunfire erupted in Abidjan as the fighting continued Saturday.

    There have been heavy clashes around the state television station, which went off the air after it was attacked by pro-Ouattara forces over Thursday night, but which resumed broadcasting pro-Gbagbo footage late on Friday.

    Gbagbo's military spokesman Lt. Col. Alphonse Guano made a televised address Saturday, calling on security forces to report for duty to resist attacks by forces loyal to Ouattara, whose fighters now control most of the country.

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    what makes a country a third world country is the inability to transfer power peacefully.
    where would the US be if we broke into civil war every four years?
     
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    they do!!!!,
    just that it happens on the corporate level and hundreds and thousands die from the shoddy pharmaceuticals, autos, construction equipment, lack of maintenance of civic facilities like streets highways and bridges
    and

    just down right corruption

    This Corporatocracy is cool,

    it just gets on a ship or plane and kills folks in other nations every four years

    for no sane reason other then there is a great deal of money to be made by blowing something up and building it back up again!!!!!

    This part of Our Family/jn the Motherland

    are acting out of emotions,

    not evil!!!!!

    There is a difference.

    hate can end, if folks let go of their anger and resentment

    Before the election, then Senator Obama, went to Berlin and spoke and was cheered by thousands there and millions of Germans watching a black man on television

    He spoke on the same spot and the same street where back in 1938, any black woman or child seen just walking would have had the flesh ripped off of thier bones by a virulently racist

    public, not mob or lynch mob but public
    becuase every single German there by the thousands would have chipped in and carried on all night

    Hatred can end or at least be ameliorated

    but the cravings of evil do not stop

    and the same fascism has seem to become status quo in this corporatocracy , just the poltical and economic aspects,
    for now

    and that same lust to rule the entire world
     
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    You only have contol over your self.

    Make sure you are loving, and not hating.

    Hope that your example of manifesting love, and not hate, will encourage another to do the same.

    That's all you can do ... that is all you have any control over.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    That is true but IMHO we can still pray for an end to the bloodshed

    an injury to one is an injury to all!
     
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    Where is the love?

    Yes, Ankhur..prayer is everything we can do! In addition, the largest factor hurting our people is the lack of unity, we let religion, culture, individualism, politics and money divide us..we don't have it in the US and can't extend what we don't have..it's sad and we have more power amongst us that isn't being maximized..again, for lack of unity. We lost alot after the Civil Rights era...where is our passion for our people?
     
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    reject the devil and we will be alright

    capitalism, individualism, selfishness, greed......we have accepted these values from the devil and they are killing us
     
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