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Destee

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i dnt got the $ for it
awwww Brother MiKe ... you're the BEST ... and it's okay ... you don't gotta have the $ for it ... :grouphug:

Everyone gets to be here, partake of the wonderfulness of us, and never have to spend a dime.

Plus ... we already know ... because you've shown us ... that if you had it ... you would help.

Thank You Sweetie! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

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Destee
 

Destee

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I went and made sure everything was updated. I just love that Afro of yours sista in your avatar. Just call me sentimental:)
aaaawwwwww ... :D :D :D ... Thank You Brother Enki !!!

I see your payment and am very honored! You're the BEST! :D

Thanks for EVERYTHING ... compliments, support, love, money, wisdom, peace ... EVERYTHING!! :D

Much Love and Peace.

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Destee
 

Proverbs31Woman

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Hey Sister Proverbs31Woman ... :wave:

Thank you for your love, but i don't know exactly what a Black Institution is, or if i'd call us that.

Since i don't know what it is, i'd not say another site isn't that, for they very well could be.

In fact, I don't say too much about any other site or endeavor, where Black Folk are trying to make stuff happen. It's so hard, that if they can manifest any semblance of success, they should be encouraged.

We are For, By, and About Black People, which means rocky road, ebbs, flows, highs, and lows.

All cute, hair in place, at the beginning of the rollercoaster ride, and way different at the end! :)

My point is ... the experience forces change ... in ways that were not easily imaginable.

I often reference the "Energy of Us" ... greater than any one of us, controlled by no one of us.

Wait ... what was the topic again?!!! ... :D ... i think i'm rambling.

Let me end by saying ... I LOVE YOU ... and appreciate your help in keeping us alive ... :grouphug:

Much Much Love and Peace.

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Destee
Greetings Destee!

Thank you for all of your love and uplifting spirit, much appreciated!

As far as a Black institution, I'd like to share an excerpt from the Politics from a Black Perspective meeting here at Destee.com, which describes the definition of an institution, as follows:

definition of an institution by way of Wikipedia, which is: Any structure or mechanism of social order and cooperation governing the behavior of a set of individuals within a given human community. Institutions are identified with a social purpose and permanence, transcending individual human lives and intentions, and with the making and enforcing of rules governing cooperative human behavior.

Often times we take on the role of something without even realizing it, as well as having a greater impact than we are aware. Your humility is a gift and I treasure that in you! However, whether you realize it or not, you are the Mother of a Black institution, Yes! We have a purpose within our community...think about all that has happened in the 12+ years of establishment and the future goals...once more of us start valuing this place as OUR place...a Black institution, solely for US and view one another as family amidst our differences, coming together for the common purpose of our people, it won't be surprising for one to label this community as such, but rather we will raise that flag proud, and I'm sure many of us do now, I see cooperative movement here, like Group Think and oldsoul's classes, not to mention future developments in process, organizing a motion in the name of our people, coming together in unity...things are happening and it only gets better!

Thank you for birthing this place and it is my intent to invest my time and $money to keep the torch lit!

Love You:heart:!
 

Destee

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Greetings Destee!

Thank you for all of your love and uplifting spirit, much appreciated!

As far as a Black institution, I'd like to share an excerpt from the Politics from a Black Perspective meeting here at Destee.com, which describes the definition of an institution, as follows:

definition of an institution by way of Wikipedia, which is: Any structure or mechanism of social order and cooperation governing the behavior of a set of individuals within a given human community. Institutions are identified with a social purpose and permanence, transcending individual human lives and intentions, and with the making and enforcing of rules governing cooperative human behavior.

Often times we take on the role of something without even realizing it, as well as having a greater impact than we are aware. Your humility is a gift and I treasure that in you! However, whether you realize it or not, you are the Mother of a Black institution, Yes! We have a purpose within our community...think about all that has happened in the 12+ years of establishment and the future goals...once more of us start valuing this place as OUR place...a Black institution, solely for US and view one another as family amidst our differences, coming together for the common purpose of our people, it won't be surprising for one to label this community as such, but rather we will raise that flag proud, and I'm sure many of us do now, I see cooperative movement here, like Group Think and oldsoul's classes, not to mention future developments in process, organizing a motion in the name of our people, coming together in unity...things are happening and it only gets better!

Thank you for birthing this place and it is my intent to invest my time and $money to keep the torch lit!

Love You:heart:!
awwwwww Sissssssster !!! ... :cry: :cry: :cry:

I Love You! :grouphug:

Thank You :kiss:

:heart:

Destee
 

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awwww Brother MiKe ... you're the BEST ... and it's okay ... you don't gotta have the $ for it ... :grouphug:

Everyone gets to be here, partake of the wonderfulness of us, and never have to spend a dime.

Plus ... we already know ... because you've shown us ... that if you had it ... you would help.

Thank You Sweetie! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

:heart:

Destee
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Destee

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This thread started 7 years ago, launching Premium Membership, was preceded by 7 years of free.

We're blessed with 7 years at both ends, all of its experience, and the start of a new 7 before us.
I'm so amazed at this realization ... thank you Brother Energy for making me see it.

7 years of one way, and 7 years of another way, with 7 years before us.

Amazing.

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Destee
 

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I became a PM to support. I always want to be able to come here and be fed from the awesome smorgasbord of ideas, discussions,etc. You won't know how important Destee.com is to you, until you're unable to connect with those in your community, who have become a large part of your life. I experienced this from Dec '11 through and up until not so long ago. The dis-connect drove me batty. So those who can, PLEASE become a Premium Member. This address is so important to US!
 

Proverbs31Woman

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I became a PM to support. I always want to be able to come here and be fed from the awesome smorgasbord of ideas, discussions,etc. You won't know how important Destee.com is to you, until you're unable to connect with those in your community, who have become a large part of your life. I experienced this from Dec '11 through and up until not so long ago. The dis-connect drove me batty. So those who can, PLEASE become a Premium Member. This address is so important to US!
Sister Butterfly#1, great seeing you, I've missed you and the warmth I feel in your words. During your transition back, I've missed you every time and did it again:oops:. I know where you're coming from about times when life grows obstacles to connecting here. I trust you are in a good place and will continue to pray for prosperity and health! Destee.com has been a refuge for me many times, sharing and growing with my peeps, wow, what a blessing!

Here's a big hug;)
 

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Hello Family,

The launch of our "Premium Membership" is a major change in our community. It will help us better serve the Family in the future, if you'd share why, or why you are not, becoming a "Premium Member."

For example, if you are not going to join us as a "Premium Member," is it because ...

- can't afford the monthly due
- it's not worth paying for
- can find better at another site, for less or free
- something completely different (please share)

If you are going to join us (or have) as a "Premium Member," is it because ... (whatever you'd like to say.)

These are just examples, please feel free to share your own thoughts. Thanks Family.

Much Love and Peace.

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Destee

I intend to get my premium membership. Will start payment at the end of November. There are benefits from being a premium member that I certainly will enjoy:p
I realise that operating a site is not easy. I enjoy it and will contribute.
 

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