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Politics / Re: Obamacare at 1.1 Million Enrollees
« on: December 30, 2013, 11:55:20 PM »
Bison 4 life, how did you know that I am an Alpha?

Politics / Re: Obamacare at 1.1 Million Enrollees
« on: December 30, 2013, 08:43:31 PM »
And back to you old sport. But you did not answer my question. How is it the biggest lie of 2013?  And from my ghetto high school days, I can say something stronger.

ncsiacfan, AB, MSLS, MA, PhD, Fulbright Professor.

Politics / Re: Obamacare at 1.1 Million Enrollees
« on: December 30, 2013, 12:14:03 PM »
I still have my same health care plan. Will someone explain to me how the biggest lie of 2013 was the "if you like your current plan you can keep it"?  Even if true, it was not stated by the President in 2013.

General Discussion Forum / Re: Black teen pregnancy rate falls by 51%
« on: December 15, 2013, 09:59:10 PM »
This is great news. Ending teen pregnancy is the quickest way out of poverty and off welfare.
I hope that this trend becomes permanent.

General Discussion Forum / Re: "12 Years A Slave"
« on: November 07, 2013, 11:58:30 AM »
Eagle Pride and all you Durham area folk, I don't remember a announcement and then there it was at South point. I had never expected them to show it here. I saw the very first screening and I was surprised at the size of the very mixed crowd. I do not doubt a thing that was portrayed about the horrors of American slavery

General Discussion Forum / Re: Brits Have no Shame
« on: November 07, 2013, 11:47:30 AM »
A friend of mine who studied in London decades ago told me that they were has beens and they knew it. And as a English professor said to  me "we won the war and therefore did not get the benefits of American Marshall Plan aid". It has nothing to do with this forum, but it is a great story about poor 19th century English nobility coming over here for rich American brides like the Vanderbilt daughter who supposedly cried at her wedding at the Biltmore house. Yes they are resentful and full of envy. And this is true all over the world. That is why I stopped being a radical. Home is here. And I love the Scots and the Germans and Chinese for their treatment of me when I was in their countries. And like one of the posters said, go to China. if your wife ain't holding on to you, they will be all over you.

General Discussion Forum / Re: The History Channel to remake "Roots"
« on: November 06, 2013, 11:58:49 PM »
I read the book after watching the TV series. My Dad asked me if I thought it was true. I knew that it was a story based on a few known facts, but I told him that I thought that it was true. Not based on the TV series or the book story itself, but based on the preface and how he gathered his information. The TV sequel was more factually correct because this was actually based on Alex Haley's life and family including his Dad being a professor at HBCU's. Alice Walker sued him for plagiarizing her book entitled "the African".  He said that some material did inadvertently get in Roots from Walker's book as his was being transcribed by his wife.

This I can relate to.

General Discussion Forum / Re: Why Men Are Choosing Islam
« on: October 30, 2013, 02:27:58 PM »
Very thought provoking Neymar. I wondered about a lot of things when Mohammed Ali converted and especially what would he expect from his wife and any daughter that he might have. Then there were those who told me about the good work that Muslims were doing in prison. My reply was always, I want something done for my son's to keep them out of prison. My dad had been a amateur boxer and in those days would pay big bucks to go to any theater TV championship fight. He had a chance to meet Mohammed Ali and his specific words were, "I don't want to meet him". When the person started again, he very firmly said "I said I don't want to meet him". He was not the type of man that you would question about his decisions.  But perhaps my Mom said it best. 'Why can't these girls get behind these boys and support them without putting them things on their heads"?

Bison 4 Life got it right. was black panther brother in law.

Black Panther, I agree with everything that has been said. You appear to have a very fine family and you have a very pretty wife. I also know that your son has to be very proud to have you as a father. In addition to all of this, I know that you have great tolerance and would be a good person to know. I still will not wear anything that says Morehouse in my sister's house. She has told me many times, "you are not like other Morehouse men I know". I never understood that since so many of her and her late husbands friends are Morehouse graduates. Whatever she means, I am probably worse than them. They are all nice people. And since I am also a old Atlanta University graduate, that makes me half CAU and I know that they must be proud to have you as one of their own.


I have absolutely no interest in the statistics about the United Kingdom. My childhood elementary school was a building still standing on the Morris Brown campus. I walked down Beckwith Street every day past the cite of the current CAU stadium. I will call no names, but a book is currently being written about a cousin lynched on may dad's elementary school grounds before I was born. We all know about America' violent past, slavery, the removal of the native Americans, our gun culture and all else. I felt very much at home and safe in Frankfort, Germany. After a year of going to bed with my "weapon" under my bed in a "developing nation", Frankfort reminded me of two of my favorite cities. Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, DC. I also really enjoyed my more recent times in Edinburg, Scotland. They seemed to like me for being from a county that broke away from England. And like the Germans I met earlier, they seemed to like America. I appreciated both for that.

Neymar, I have a Kurdish associate who went back home to take a big position in his native Beirut three years ago. After working in Boston, he left a faculty position at Indiana University. When he was a student, we were talking about crime in America. It got to the murder rate. He stopped talking and was staring at me. I said "well we know it is bad, but we are trying to get it down". Then he said something which I did not hear clearly and repeated himself. "America publishes her statistics, no one else does".

Did you get mugged in the ATL? It does not have the highest murder rate of a large American city. Down south we tend to do it for manhood. You stepped on my toe. Up north, we do it for business. "I have a marker on you". You have to know everyone's culture. I lived in fear for a year and it was not in the United States.

Originally purchased for Chancellor Chambers. Deferred maintenance is never a good thing. I am surprised that NCCU allowed this to happen.

General Discussion Forum / Re: TIAA Cref
« on: October 22, 2013, 11:52:53 AM »
Very good Miles Bear. You are on the right track. All graduates of HBCU's should support them. I am certain that we have all heard the horror stories. As a 17 year old freshman at registration at "Da House", one of the icons yelled at me. I stood there trembling. He quickly put his arms around me and I wanted to knock it off. Thirty years later, I am taking my son back for freshman registration and I see another icon in a restaurant who had started it all by referring me to icon number one. I walk over and spoke and extend my hand. If he shook it, you shook it. But doing all this time including those years which I could not even attend a homecoming, I always sent my financial contributions. I did not get on campus again until my son graduated. But I always sent my money even when out of the country. 

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