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The Black Experience in America

Robots are becoming more human

'Jules'

Read this article and tell me if it seems a little freakish.  I love science and the exploration of the unknown.  But this just seems to be a little weird.  Would you be okay if robots become as human as you are to the point of perfectly human?

Article: The robot that can pull faces just like a human being

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November 12, 2008 Posted by | Education, science | Leave a comment

Paula Abdul fan commits suicide

Paula Goodspeed

This is a sad story. 

Article:Abdul’s Obsessed Fan OD’d There Before

Apparently this fan had a mental illness and felt embarrassed as a result of her treatment on the show.  You never know how people take and/or perceive the world around them.

November 12, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment, tv shows | Leave a comment

Race matters to Racists

I plucked this out of an article that discusses the reaction of white racists after Barack Obama’s victory.  Here is an excerpt from the article:

In the aftermath of the election victory of Barack Obama, white supremacists rushed to online discussion forums to vent anger and disbelief that voters had chosen an African-American candidate as the next president of the United States.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which monitors and exposes extremist activity and rhetoric, said anger among white supremacists and other right-wing extremists in response to Obama’s victory resulted in an avalanche of vitriolic postings on racist Web sites. At one point, the chatter so overloaded the server of the most popular white supremacist Internet forum, Stormfront, that the site was temporarily shut down.
According to ADL, racists are incredulous that Obama was elected primarily by white voters and are seething with anger at the prospect of an America led by an African-American man.
“We always expect a reaction from the bigots when events occur that they believe are contrary to their interests and worldview,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “While it’s clear that race didn’t matter to the vast majority of the American people in this election, race matters to racists.”
Mr. Foxman added: “The amount of invective, anger and rage being vented on white supremacist sites in the aftermath of the election is startling. Many racists are convinced that President-elect Obama’s achievement means that whites have lost their place in America, and they are predicting the beginning of a race war.”
I might not be around 70 years from no but eventually this is going to be a minorty/majority country.  From that point you will have more of what are called minorities in positions of power.  Then there will be an extended period of minority rule.  If you are black and were in power in this country for 200 plus years and then someone from a minority group came to power what would your reaction be?  Interesting to ponder. 

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Black Experience, Education, politics, race | Leave a comment

Bond Gets Black in Action

Yes someone went there.  Now should James Bond be Black as well.  This was just a fun article to post.  Our community is simply excited and for that matter, the world is excited that America has changed and moved to some extent towards a color-blind society. 

No offense to Daniel Craig, but with Barack Obama headed to the White House, our photog thought James Bond could go Black — and while our guy listed off any Black actor he could think of, one 007 had a more obscure dude in mind.
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Slight problem — Colin already played another MI6 agent in three existing Bond films.

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment, family, Just for Fun | 2 Comments

and then there was 44

Economic Transtition.

Whatever you think, one thing strikes me.  These are two men that America has placed their trust in.

November 10, 2008 Posted by | world affairs | Leave a comment

Condoms Trump Abstinence in Obama Global AIDS Policy

President-elect Obama will undo some of President Buh’s policy via reversing many of Bush’s executive orders. 

Article: Abstinence vs condoms

Elections have consequences and to the victor goes the spoils.  Do many of you consider it better to preach abstinence or should children be taught to use condoms.  For a father, what do you do when your teenage daughter wants to discuss condoms and their usage?  After picking yourself off of the floor what do you do?  Is it easier when your son asks or does it matter?  I don’t know if it gets any easier as the kids increase.  Talk to me tell me which do you prefer abstinence or condoms.

 

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Black Experience, Education, Health | Leave a comment

Blacks not civilized to rule

Article:Barack Obama ‘not civilised’ enough to rule, says Austrian pundit

Now you would probably guess who said this.  Yes this statement is borne of ignorance and hate.  The whole world does not welcome Barack with open arms which is to be expected.  Take a gander at the article and know the enemy of progress.

November 9, 2008 Posted by | world affairs | Leave a comment

Obama victory opens door to new black identity

 

Read: African or American

There is an identity crisis brewing in America.  As a Black man or woman, do you now identify yourself as simply an American or do you continue to exist or be defined by a unique label? 

Here are some thoughts expressed in the article:

We’ve taken that next step. It’s moving toward what we call universal brotherhood and sisterhood,” Robinson said after voting for Obama in his northwest Washington, D.C., neighborhood. “We shouldn’t be split and have all these divisions. That’s why I say it’s a bright day.”

L. Douglas Wilder, the first black person to be elected governor of Virginia, shares Robinson’s sense of American identity. “But I can tell you, when you say that, people take umbrage,” Wilder said. “They believe that you are dissing them, putting blacks down. I don’t have to tell you what I am, you can look at me and see that I’m not white. So what difference does it make?”

“We don’t come into this world defining ourselves,” Clyburn said. “I was born into a world that had defined limits for me. I had to sit on the back of the bus, I couldn’t attend the nearby school. My wife had to walk 2 1/2 miles to school, walk past the white school to get to the school for blacks. She didn’t define that role for herself. That role was imposed upon us.”

How do you see yourself now?

November 9, 2008 Posted by | Black Experience, black history, family | Leave a comment

Beyonce as Wonder Woman

Now that we have the first African American President shouldn’t we now have the first black wonder woman as well.  What do you think?

Article: Beyonce as Wonder Woman

November 9, 2008 Posted by | Black Experience, Entertainment, Just for Fun | Leave a comment

Who is most likely to double cross Barack?

November 9, 2008 Posted by | Black Experience, Education, power politics, world affairs | Leave a comment