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    Black People : A Possible 21st Century Black Wall Street

    "A vacant Connecticut town is up for auction, and two young black hopefuls are attempting to raise funds to purchase the land and turn it into a 21st Century Black Wall Street. Following the rise in publicized police brutality, more African Americans are viewing economic freedom as a necessity...
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    Egypt : Exodus: Gods and Kings – Where are the Black Egyptians?

    My bad... sometimes I don't write in the clearest terms. What i meant - is in the white mind I bet for them to not have the pigmented skin that we have is not fair. I wasn't saying it was not fair for us to have dark skin but in mind of the white man, it is unfair that they have skin deficient.
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    Egypt : Exodus: Gods and Kings – Where are the Black Egyptians?

    You just gave me a thought. First, I have never used that term "fair-skinned." It never set right with my soul. I like your exposition about it. What was of particular value for me were these words of yours "If lack of melanin is "fair," then what is BLESSED with melanin? UN-fair?" I took this...
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    Black People Politics : Michelle Obama Tells Young African Leaders: ‘The Blood Of Africa Runs Through My Veins’

    Playing me... I will stir the pot a little since I have a little time. My question is "So what?" Big deal... The mighty blood of Africa runs through your veins and mine, too - or shall I say ours as the Black family worldwide!
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    Black Relationships : Blacks and Whites romantically involved; why does it happen?

    That is the super plot - Asian and Hispanic fusion! Ever had a burrito stuffed with red beans and rice or tortillas with stewed tomatoes, okra and corn? Hey I just might be on to something.
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    Black Relationships : Blacks and Whites romantically involved; why does it happen?

    Or spring rolls dipped in traditional barbecue sauce. You know how Asian fusions go. Yesterday chicken and okra gumbo, tomorrow wonton gumbo with General Tso's on the side. Yesterday collard greens and corn bread, tomorrow bok choy and corn bread with soy sauce.
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    Black Relationships : Blacks and Whites romantically involved; why does it happen?

    Understood. I am somewhat living that reality. My family (my wife, my 5 children and I) sometimes feel like we are the only Black family that exists in Las Vegas when go to our neighborhood stores and community events. Of course, we see other Black folks, but the majority of them both male and...
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    Black Relationships : Blacks and Whites romantically involved; why does it happen?

    I can understand your curiosity but really who cares. People have different reasons for the things that they do - we cant make generalizations like self hatred as the sole and only reason.
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    Black Relationships : Blacks and Whites romantically involved; why does it happen?

    I have to admit bruh that in artificial Las Vegas - Black and Asian couples are becoming fairly common.
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    Black Relationships : Blacks and Whites romantically involved; why does it happen?

    The reason Black folks and Whites get into romantically involved relationships is because THEY CAN! Point blank. No need for discussion.
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    Black People : You are not black, because

    I like this thread. Definitely Black folks are not monolithic, by a long shot. Black people are well... people. I like to ski too. I like to go hiking and camping. I like to go whitewater rafting. I like Beethoven and Mozart too. I like ballet. I like Mediterranean food. I like to travel just...
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    Black People : Sister PurpleMoons Mother Has Passed Away

    I know this is very belated but hope it is not insensitive, but Sister PurpleMoons, I offer my most sincere and heartfelt condolences. I pray for peace, stability and enduring strength for you and your family. I pray for the wisdom so needed during this time of need. I pray for the elevation and...
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    African Traditional Religion : African Traditional Religion~ Mediumship and Maraj Lwa

    Peace! I am always willing to discuss the AT&T and Vodou/Vodun in particular. What questions do you have?
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