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Rahim,

Brother, somebody has to do it, so I guess it's gotta be me, so here it goes in the spirit of Family, is Premium Membership still on the table for you?

Brother Clyde ... you're so sweet, and i appreciate your help in trying to encourage Members to financially support the community ... to actually ask them to help ... but most of us are not where i am, appreciative of such efforts. It's really a thin line, a fine balancing act, trying to encourage the Family to help, while not making them hate us at the same time. Trust me, i know, for i've been doing it a long time. If jumping on them about it often was the key, everyone here would be a Premium Member, for some would surely accuse me of doing just that ... but even it doesn't work.

It's a peculiar set of circumstances to deal with, one i've certainly not mastered, for i'm in the same boat as i have been all the years ... a community full of folk, while struggling to keep it alive. I've really just had to resolve inside myself, that it is ultimately on me. That's the bottom line. We've been blessed though, to have Sisters and Brothers willing to help, but none are obligated to do so.

Brother Clyde, you are one of those, that have been willing to help. You know there is no money, and without your help, and the help of others, this community would already be dead. You aren't tired of begging / asking, like i am, and willing to do it ... but i don't like seeing you put yourself in this position ... for again, it's all ultimately my responsibility. Folk already want to have reason not to like you it seems, even though you're working hard at every turn to help this community stay alive ... it just doesn't take much for us not to like each other (the very topic of this thread) ... and i don't want to make that any worse for you, by beseeching folk to help keep our home alive.

Yes, i've resolved myself to whatever our future may hold, including death, if that is to be our end.

I will continue to do my best to keep us alive, continue to Thank God for those willing to help, continue to try and come up with ways that may encourage others to help ... but my begging / asking days are over (i hope, as i hate it so) ... and you can let yours be over too. You're the absolute best! I just don't want you to have to carry the burden of asking, being perceived in any kind of negative way, when that is really my burden to bear. If such must be done, let me do it, they already don't like me! :)

I Love You Brother Clyde ... Thank You For Everything! :grouphug:

:heart:

Destee
 

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In the Spirit of Sankofa and Truth!

Brother Clyde ... you're so sweet, and i appreciate your help in trying to encourage Members to financially support the community ... to actually ask them to help ... but most of us are not where i am, appreciative of such efforts. It's really a thin line, a fine balancing act, trying to encourage the Family to help, while not making them hate us at the same time. Trust me, i know, for i've been doing it a long time. If jumping on them about it often was the key, everyone here would be a Premium Member, for some would surely accuse me of doing just that ... but even it doesn't work.

It's a peculiar set of circumstances to deal with, one i've certainly not mastered, for i'm in the same boat as i have been all the years ... a community full of folk, while struggling to keep it alive. I've really just had to resolve inside myself, that it is ultimately on me. That's the bottom line. We've been blessed though, to have Sisters and Brothers willing to help, but none are obligated to do so.

Brother Clyde, you are one of those, that have been willing to help. You know there is no money, and without your help, and the help of others, this community would already be dead. You aren't tired of begging / asking, like i am, and willing to do it ... but i don't like seeing you put yourself in this position ... for again, it's all ultimately my responsibility. Folk already want to have reason not to like you it seems, even though you're working hard at every turn to help this community stay alive ... it just doesn't take much for us not to like each other (the very topic of this thread) ... and i don't want to make that any worse for you, by beseeching folk to help keep our home alive.

Yes, i've resolved myself to whatever our future may hold, including death, if that is to be our end.

I will continue to do my best to keep us alive, continue to Thank God for those willing to help, continue to try and come up with ways that may encourage others to help ... but my begging / asking days are over (i hope, as i hate it so) ... and you can let yours be over too. You're the absolute best! I just don't want you to have to carry the burden of asking, being perceived in any kind of negative way, when that is really my burden to bear. If such must be done, let me do it, they already don't like me! :)

I Love You Brother Clyde ... Thank You For Everything! :grouphug:

:heart:

Destee



Sister Destee,

First, you have my sincere apology, for real Destee, but Rahim did come into the Walk the Talk thread with the pledge of becoming a Premium Member, I am simply reminding him of that promise with my post; because, contrary to some, I can see and I am not blind.

Nevertheless, this will be the last time I put myself in this position, as you ask, your wish is my command...Peace In my sister friend.

 

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Sister Destee,

First, you have my sincere apology, for real Destee, but Rahim did come into the Walk the Talk thread with the pledge of becoming a Premium Member, I am simply reminding him of that promise with my post; because, contrary to some, I can see and I am not blind.

Nevertheless, this will be the last time I put myself in this position, as you ask, your wish is my command...Peace In my sister friend.

Brother Clyde ... you've not done anything wrong, no apology is necessary. In fact, what you have and are doing is beautiful. I am honored by it. To care so much about this community, willingly putting yourself in a position that will not be received well by others, to help keep it alive ... no Brother, you need not apologize for that. I am honored. Truly i am. But i know our people, I see how they are already trying to attack you, and they will use efforts like this against you ... even though you're doing nothing wrong ... trying to help keep alive the community that we all enjoy ... i'm telling you, it can and will be held against you.

We hold the oddest things against one another.

You're kinda new at this, perhaps more thick skinned than me, can handle the ugliness that is sure to come when trying to do good ... but i've seen it up close and personal, many times ... the very ones that stand with me, are often the first to be attacked. I know this, and my conscious won't let me stand quietly by, watching it happen to you ... like it has to others ... without saying something ... without warning you ... without telling you ... that it's really my own burden to bear, though i'm so honored to have you willing to stand with me ... i just gotta be sure you know that it might hurt you, doing so.

I Love You Brother Clyde ... no apology is necessary ... you've done nothing wrong.

Thank You For the Love! :grouphug:

:heart:

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Clyde C Coger Jr

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Brother Clyde ... you've not done anything wrong, no apology is necessary. In fact, what you have and are doing is beautiful. I am honored by it. To care so much about this community, willingly putting yourself in a position that will not be received well by others, to help keep it alive ... no Brother, you need not apologize for that. I am honored. Truly i am. But i know our people, I see how they are already trying to attack you, and they will use efforts like this against you ... even though you're doing nothing wrong ... trying to help keep alive the community that we all enjoy ... i'm telling you, it can and will be held against you.

We hold the oddest things against one another.

You're kinda new at this, perhaps more thick skinned than me, can handle the ugliness that is sure to come when trying to do good ... but i've seen it up close and personal, many times ... the very ones that stand with me, are often the first to be attacked. I know this, and my conscious won't let me stand quietly by, watching it happen to you ... like it has to others ... without saying something ... without warning you ... without telling you ... that it's really my own burden to bear, though i'm so honored to have you willing to stand with me ... i just gotta be sure you know that it might hurt you, doing so.

I Love You Brother Clyde ... no apology is necessary ... you've done nothing wrong.

Thank You For the Love! :grouphug:

:heart:

Destee



Well, like so many others here that are on record having said they love this community you have built over the past twelve(12) years, so do I Sister Destee, it's as simple as that.

 

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Well, like so many others here that are on record having said they love this community you have built over the past twelve(12) years, so do I Sister Destee, it's as simple as that.

You're the BEST !!! :D Thank You !!! ... :love:

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Clyde C Coger Jr

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i can't complain....... back in the day, we'd say, it wouldn't do any good anyway, lol


i'm doing a lot better than i thought i would be......

Very good to hear jamesfrmphilly, you are a strong brother.

 

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My energy is expressed by my zodiac, kemetic, assyrian, chinese ans yoruba

I am a Leo , Leo Sun, Leo rising, and Leo in Mars, Rooster in Chines traditions, Herukhuti, in Kemetic, and Shango in Yoruba


There is nothing wrong with a healthy self interest, or a healthy expression of ones individuality, apart from others, or as a subject of discussion unto itself

But when one sees that folks eneriges are directed only and soley to personal gain or engrandizement or oneupsmanship rather then a serious and concentrated effort to pick up were Black so called leadership has left the Black community and that is why some of us have a sense of urgency in regards to what is impending for the Black community here and especially in Africa.
There are so many positive and actual methodologies of using web based venues that attract brothers and sisters from around the nation to actually do asignments and collectively work towards actual solutions that can be discussd OPENLY
Groups can be set up to deal specificaly with youth abandonment or neglect or spouse abuse or abuse of women were folks can research data, and chime in solutions and network in regards to what is actualy occuring in ones home state and what works and what does not as well as sharing websites that actualy deal with the specific problem.
There is much discussion about what can be done for our youth but a systematic and scientifc approach to actuallly have a heart in regards to this and 50 out of a thosand chiming in each week with solutuions that can be evaluated and voted on, to campaign in each of our states for implementation, on a grassroots level or politicaly,and as the progress goes we could have come back to this site for support in regards to the efforts made in each state.
As Black men there is no reason that we do not have enough time to deal collectively with the ravages of our community.
Talking about spiritullity is fine but if it is not manifest to the greater good of the down trodden and opressed in the Black community, then we only cause the Ancestors great sorrow by our inaction.

I had a dream, a while back,
quite lucid about a 9 year old Black girl who left her house to go to the corner store in a neighborhood were there are plenty of parents, and as I turned to look in another direction a car had her 2 blocks down the street, so I went to aacar full of brothers playnig cards and they said they would pursue, when thier card game was over, and I ran to another car full of brothers on thier lunch break and they said they would pursue, when they had finished thier meal, and I went to another group just standing ther that had seen the whole thing and with all of my pleading they looked at me with indifference.

I woke up crying and sweating , and in a state of physical panic

because I realized what that beautiful immocent young African Amerrican girl represented.

My intention and purpose in posting has been to alert the Black community as much as possible about the new chains that are being forged to be placed around us on an economic and environmental basis, here and in the Motherland and try to see if there are at leats 20 sisters or brothers who would desire to discuss, PUBLICLY, and not in some closet somewhere, on a post of consistent ideas researched from various resources and evaluated and polled by moderators to put an end to this demon of white supremacy sucking the life blood of the community and putting hundreds of thousands of well educated hard working middle class Blacks into poverty, and those aleready in poverty into a state of desolation.

The genocide programs and reenslavement plans are no conspiracy regarding the Motherland and anyone can go to the leading African news wwebsites written by sisters and brothers there to see how serious this isssue is,

but if folks want to tell me that evil is not something to fight against and that Malcolm X was wrong when he said ones spirtuality must take a revolutionary course in order to be viable,
or that the Common Good of the Race or nything Good for the Black community is not worth seeking because there is no good or evil, then it is time for me to leave.
I went through that so bad from a sister here that I had to change my name, she even chased me from topic to topic for 2 months just for posting news about the president
wow.
 

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