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|Celebrities / Re: American Singer, Prince Dies At 57 At Paisley Park - BBC by anonymous6(f): 7:37pm On Apr 21, 2016|
Take that debate some place else, I am not interested. If you feel Micheal is better then Prince then thats fine but as I said before nobody can ever compare them nor did I ever. So I don't know the point of your debate with me
|Celebrities / Re: American Singer, Prince Dies At 57 At Paisley Park - BBC by anonymous6(f): 7:33pm On Apr 21, 2016|
Like I said I am not comparing nor did I ever compare them. All I know is both sang well in their hay day. Take that debate some place else
|Celebrities / Re: American Singer, Prince Dies At 57 At Paisley Park - BBC by anonymous6(f): 7:31pm On Apr 21, 2016|
True I agree, but I don't know about them being executed though but when I was young I remember someone compared them. As young as I was then in my opinion I felt you can't compare them, I don't see how you can, they have different types of styles, swagger and music maybe because of their skin color
|Celebrities / Re: American Singer, Prince Dies At 57 At Paisley Park - BBC by anonymous6(f): 7:27pm On Apr 21, 2016|
you need to reread my statement. I am not comparing musicians. I said Nigerians knew Prince like they knew Micheal Jackson, I never said they were in different levels or one was above the other. Take that argument some place else cause nobody can ever replace Micheal Jackson, just like nobody can replace Prince.
|Celebrities / Re: American Singer, Prince Dies At 57 At Paisley Park - BBC by anonymous6(f): 7:19pm On Apr 21, 2016|
I disagree, many Nigerians knew who Prince was like they knew Micheal Jackson. I was born and raised America but my parents are Nigerian and they have his old records beside micheal jackson, King Sunny ade, Obey, Fela, Marvin Gaye and other top Nigerian and some legendary American singers. It was my parents who even introduce me to his music. so it depends
|Celebrities / Re: American Singer, Prince Dies At 57 At Paisley Park - BBC by anonymous6(f): 7:10pm On Apr 21, 2016|
|Celebrities / Re: American Singer, Prince Dies At 57 At Paisley Park - BBC by anonymous6(f): 7:01pm On Apr 21, 2016|
True its a fact of life, how someone is prepared for it is based on the individual themselves and how they lived their life but Prince was still young, he was not in his 70's or anything. Any way who knows what he was going through. Micheal Jackson died in his early 50's as well and it wasn't really his time yet either
|Celebrities / Re: American Singer, Prince Dies At 57 At Paisley Park - BBC by anonymous6(f): 6:56pm On Apr 21, 2016|
I thought it was a joke to but once BBC confirmed it, I was shocked. He died to young and there have been rumors that he was planning to do a big world tour soon
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|Celebrities / Re: American Singer, Prince Dies At 57 At Paisley Park - BBC by anonymous6(f): 6:41pm On Apr 21, 2016|
|Celebrities / American Singer, Prince Dies At 57 At Paisley Park - BBC by anonymous6(f): 6:39pm On Apr 21, 2016|
The hugely popular and acclaimed musician Prince has died at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57, his publicist has said.
Police were called to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park estate earlier on Thursday, US media reported. An investigation is underway.
Prince became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O' the Times.
He sold more than 100 million records during his career.
A singer, songwriter, arranger and multi instrumentalist, Prince recorded more than 30 albums. His best known hits include Let's Go Crazy and When Doves Cry.
In 2004, Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame.
Last week he was rushed to hospital hours after performing on stage, but was soon released.
|Foreign Affairs / Harriet Tubman, Will Be On New US $20 Bill - BBC by anonymous6(f): 4:46pm On Apr 21, 2016|
[b][size=20pt]Harriet Tubman, anti-slavery activist, to be on new US $20 bill[/size]
Anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman will be the first woman to appear on a US banknote for more than a century.
Tubman, who was born a slave around 1820 and helped hundreds of others escape, will feature on the new $20 bill, the US Treasury announced.
She will replace former President Andrew Jackson, a slave owner.
The Treasury has dropped plans to remove the image of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founders of the US financial system, from the $10 bill.
It had faced a backlash over the plan.
While Ms Tubman will feature on the front of the $20 bill, President Jackson's image will move to the back.
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said that Harriet Tubman was "not just a historical figure but a role model for leadership and participation in our democracy."
"Her incredible story of courage and commitment to equality embodies the ideals of democracy that our nation celebrates," he added.
Leaders from the women's rights movement - Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul - will be pictured on the back of the $10 bill.
The back of the $5 bill - which depicts Abraham Lincoln on the front - will show prominent leaders from US history including singer Marian Anderson, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
The women last depicted on US notes were former first lady Martha Washington, on the $1 silver certificate from 1891 to 1896, and Native American Pocahontas , in a group photo on the $20 bill from 1865 to 1869.
James Cook, BBC News, North America correspondent
Harriet Tubman is best known in the United States for her role in smuggling slaves to safety via the Underground Railroad.
But her role in the US civil war was just as remarkable.
She operated as a scout for the Union forces, often behind enemy lines, most notably guiding the dramatic armed raid at Combahee Ferry in South Carolina in which three gunboats evaded Confederate positions and liberated more than 700 slaves.
"I nebber see such a sight," said Ms Tubman later, describing how slaves laden with children, pigs and chickens had rushed from the fields towards the boats. "We laughed, an' laughed, an' laughed," she recalled.
In 1863 this was an extraordinary military role for any woman, let alone for an escaped slave.
As for Andrew Jackson, his enduring numismatic role is ironic not only because the slave-trading president has been pushed to the back of the $20 bill by a freed slave but also because he regarded the very existence of paper money as a "deep-seated evil."
Harriett Tubman was born into slavery in the 1820s. After suffering a serious head injury, she escaped and helped to free more than 70 slaves through the "Underground Railroad", a network of anti-slavery activists and safe houses.
Ms Tubman was the winner of an online poll run by campaign group Women On 20s.
Its executive director, Susan Ades Stone, told the BBC that the "freedom fighter" was "a fantastic choice."
"She is really quite remarkable," she said, noting the irony of moving Andrew Jackson to the back of a bill which would feature a freed slave on the front.
"It's not what we envisioned but I think that it will make for an interesting narrative and it will keep alive a lot of the history lessons that we can learn from his actions and his policies," said Ms Ades Stone.
Other potential candidates for the spot included Eleanor Roosevelt, civil rights activist Rosa Parks and leader of the Cherokee nation Wilma Mankiller.
Alexander Hamilton staying on the $10 bill was due in part to the popularity of Broadway musical "Hamilton".
Cast members visited the White House and spoke to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in March.
After the meeting, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway show, tweeted that Mr Lew told him he would be "very happy" after they announced changes to the US notes.
The Treasury Department also put out a statement after the meeting that reiterated Mr Lew's "commitment to continue to honour Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill".[/b]
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Meet African King Who Works As Mechanic In Germany & Rules His People Via Skype by anonymous6(f): 5:32pm On Apr 08, 2016|
Interesting but the way Africans claim totality and want to be king or queen has reduce the significance of royality in Africa to a extent, so this story is not surprising to me
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Prostitutes Divided As France Ban Paying For Sex. by anonymous6(f): 5:28pm On Apr 08, 2016|
I'm surprised there wasn't a law against it in the first place however France culturally are not conservative when it comes to sexuality and romance so I guess it makes sense
|Foreign Affairs / White House Finds Temporary Fix In Zika Funding Fight by anonymous6(f): 9:19pm On Apr 06, 2016|
[b]WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it will redirect $589 million in funds to prepare for the Zika virus before the mosquito that carries it begins to emerge in the continental United States, but urged Congress to act quickly on its request for more money.
White House budget director Shaun Donovan said the use of money previously provided for fighting another health crisis, the Ebola virus, was only a temporary fix for Zika funding.
Donovan said some measures to fight Zika would have to be delayed, curtailed or stopped unless the U.S. Congress approves more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds requested by the Obama administration in February.
The Zika virus, linked to a growing number of cases of the birth defect microcephaly in Brazil, is spreading rapidly in Latin America and the Caribbean and heading north as the weather gets warmer.
"We should not play with fire here," Donovan told reporters on a conference call.
Without full Zika funding, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said mosquito control and surveillance may have to be delayed or stopped, vaccine development could be jeopardized and development of faster diagnostic tests could be impaired.
Most of the $589 million will come from $2.7 billion in funds set aside for public health projects aimed at the Ebola virus. West Africa was stricken by a two-year Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,300 people starting in December 2013 and led to a small number of cases in the United States.
The Republican-controlled Congress has said the White House should draw the money needed to fight Zika from the Ebola funds.
Chairman Hal Rogers and other top Republicans on the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee said in a statement they would "monitor the changing needs resulting from this unpredictable crisis" to ensure that needed funds are available.
"Republicans are going to look back on this time that they've had to act on the Zika virus and deeply regret it," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.
Burwell said a recent flare-up of Ebola in West Africa shows the United States cannot shortchange its work in the region.
"We face two global health challenges, Ebola and Zika, and we don't have an option to set one aside in the name of the other," Burwell told reporters.
Burwell said there were 672 confirmed cases of Zika infections in the United States, including 64 pregnant women. She said there was one confirmed case of Zika-related microcephaly in Hawaii.
The World Health Organization has said there is a strong scientific consensus that Zika can cause microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome, though proof may take months or years.
Microcephaly is a condition defined by unusually small heads in babies that can result in developmental problems. Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that can result in paralysis.
Brazil said it has confirmed more than 940 cases of microcephaly, and considers most to be related to Zika infections in the mothers. Brazil is investigating nearly 4,300 additional suspected cases of microcephaly.[/b]
|Music/Radio / Re: Is Hip Hop Destroying Black America? by anonymous6(f): 9:15pm On Apr 06, 2016|
Understood but I feel this story should be known to Nigerians so they can know how a music culture can damage a community & learn from it
|Music/Radio / Re: Is Hip Hop Destroying Black America? by anonymous6(f): 9:10pm On Apr 06, 2016|
I weaned myself off most of hip hop a long time ago. I noticed that when these recording studios produce music for other genres like rock, country, even pop, the beats are complex, the songs have variety and full of meaning. But when its hip hop, its a simple beat, sometimes only one instrument, with a wack rapper talking about nothing. Obviously someone either thinks very little of the intelligence of hip hop listeners, or they want to dumb us down.
I have no problem with adult subjects, murder, drugs, prostitution..whatever, we know these are facts of life. I was a fan of pretty much any rapper out of the atl, htown or new orleans. But these days it seems like there is a concerted effort to release dog food to black people in general.
Me, nah, Im not playing that. Got into it with a couple of folks just some weekend ago - they were vibing to something that sounded like a a drunk rapping a nursery rhyme, and there was no beat for about half the song. If they werent uhm lol, I might have smacked 'em
I have the same feeling, I mostly listen to coldplay and etc now a days
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Aliko Dangote And Bill Gates Pledge $100m To Solve Malnutrition In Nigeria by anonymous6(f): 9:07pm On Apr 06, 2016|
I don't think Bill Gates is perfect but he is better then some African leaders today that do nothing but steal government money meant for its citizens and put it in their pocket to build houses and fund their multiple girlfriends
|Foreign Affairs / Aliko Dangote And Bill Gates Pledge $100m To Solve Malnutrition In Nigeria by anonymous6(f): 1:03pm On Apr 05, 2016|
[b]Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote and the tech billionaire Bill Gates have announced plans for a $100m (£70m) scheme to cut malnutrition in Nigeria, the continent’s most populous nation.
Dangote said the partnership between his Dangote Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would address the problem, which affects roughly 11 million children in northern Nigeria.
The announcement was made in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, a day after both men signed a deal to ramp up immunisation programmes in the northern states of Kaduna, Sokoto and Kano, where Dangote is from.
The US philanthropist Gates, who also met President Muhammadu Buhari, said Nigeria’s key resource is its young population. About 44% of the country’s population of 170 million are aged under 14. The Microsoft founder said their prospects would be “greatly damaged if we don’t solve malnutrition”.
The new scheme will fund programmes to 2020 and beyond, using local groups in the north-west and north-east. The north-east has for the past seven years been ravaged by Boko Haram’s Islamic militant insurgency.
Dangote and Gates have previously worked together on polio eradication programmes, which resulted in the country being taken off the global list of endemic countries last year.
Nigeria is Africa’s leading economy and number one oil exporter, but poverty remains acute for all but a fraction. Average life expectancy is 52 – five years fewer than the overall rate for sub-Saharan Africa – and mortality rates for infants and children under five are high. About 31% of Nigerian children under the age of five were deemed underweight in 2013, the 12th worst record in the world.[/b]
|Culture / Re: 8 Reasons Why You Meet Few Hausa/Fulanis In The Uk by anonymous6(f): 10:15pm On Apr 03, 2016|
well I was talking about americans and Canadians, but I get what you mean about Americas though. When it comes to Europeans, it depends
|Culture / Re: Why Aren't Somali Woman In Hollywood???? by anonymous6(f): 9:52pm On Apr 03, 2016|
Amen, took the words out of my mouth
|Culture / Re: Why Aren't Somali Woman In Hollywood???? by anonymous6(f): 8:14pm On Apr 03, 2016|
LMAO, is the OP ayanle?
this somali dude needs medication quick
|Culture / Re: 8 Reasons Why You Meet Few Hausa/Fulanis In The Uk by anonymous6(f): 8:00pm On Apr 03, 2016|
thats true with other african countries because they know better but outside Africa its another story
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Black Student Who Attacked White Student For His Dreads Is Under Investigation by anonymous6(f): 11:01pm On Mar 31, 2016|
yup, its ridiculous
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Black Student Who Attacked White Student For His Dreads Is Under Investigation by anonymous6(f): 3:00pm On Mar 31, 2016|
Its people like this slowpoke giving good african american women in America a bad rap
|Foreign Affairs / Black Student Who Attacked White Student For His Dreads Is Under Investigation by anonymous6(f): 2:58pm On Mar 31, 2016|
Black student who attacked white student for his dreadlocks is under investigation
[b]He claims she threatened to mutilate his hair, too
San Francisco State University said it’s investigating an altercation captured on video Monday that appears to show a black female physically attacking a white male because of his dreadlocks.
Though the school didn’t identify the students in its Tuesday statement, it said neither is an employee.
That appears to be in response to early-morning claims on Twitter that the black woman is Bonita Tindle, whose LinkedIn page says she’s an intern for both the campus Women’s Center and Associated Students Inc., the student government.
The 46-second video uploaded Monday by Nicholas Silvera, which also claims the black woman is a “campus employee,” shows her interrogating and even grabbing a white man with dreadlocks, and later hitting another man who was filming the incident.
Already shared widely on Reddit and 4chan by Tuesday morning, the video features the woman and a black male standing with her repeatedly accusing the white student of cultural appropriation for having dreadlocks.
The white student later identified himself as Cory Soulr Goldstein, a local DJ, and laid out his allegations against the woman in a series of comments on his Facebook post.
The video begins with the white student immersed in an unwanted conversation with two black students about his choice of dreadlocks as a hairstyle.
“You’re saying that I can’t have a hairstyle because of your culture,” asks Goldstein.
“Yeah,” responds the woman, telling Goldstein that the style is a uniquely African tradition.
“‘Cause it is my culture,” the woman responds when asked why it offends her. “Do you know what locks mean?”
“Do you know how it was in Egyptian culture? Are you Egyptian,” Goldstein asks the woman incredulously. “Nah, brah, you’re not.”
Goldstein tries to get past her but the woman catches his sleeve and drags him back.
“You put your hands on me, you’ll learn,” says the woman, apparently suggesting that she could accuse of him of assault.
“You’ll learn what?” says Goldstein. “Whether you’re going to [inaudible] what kind of hair I have? That’s no reason, yo. I don’t need your disrespect. I don’t need your disrespect.”
When he leaves the conversation again, the woman turns on the bystander filming the argument.
“Come back- Why are you filming this?” the woman asks the cameraman.
When the cameraman responds that he is filming “for everyone’s safety,” the woman abruptly grabs for his camera, where the footage stops.
Even ‘Chocolate Rain’ maker is throwing shade at the woman
Goldstein wrote on Facebook that he has filed a police report with campus police, but isn’t pursuing criminal charges. He said the altercation extended beyond the 46-second clip posted on YouTube, with the woman threatening to “cut my locks off too among other verbal assaults.”
“I never feared for my safety, I just don’t like being grabbed and pushed,” wrote Goldstein in a Facebook comment later on Monday.
The video was so compelling that Tay Zonday, the YouTube personality and maker of the early viral video “Chocolate Rain,” weighed in with his criticism of the woman.
The university said in its Tuesday statement that while it “promotes the rights of the campus community to engage in free speech,” it does “not condone behavior that impedes the safety or well-being of others.”
SFSU will “promptly and thoroughly investigate this incident through applicable University channels, including our campus student conduct procedures,” it said.
Some users on Twitter sounded their disbelief in the woman’s actions.
Goldstein and Tindle have not responded to requests for comment from The College Fix[/b]
|Music/Radio / Is Hip Hop Destroying Black America? by anonymous6(f): 10:23pm On Mar 30, 2016|
[b]Is Hip Hop Destroying Black America? To answer this question fairly, we must first discard the distorted image of Hip Hop that mainstream media has passed off for the past 20 years. Hip Hop is a movement consisting of 4 main artistic elements: DJ’ing, Rapping, Breaking and Graffiti. But at its core, it is a philosophy based on the idea that self expression is an integral part of the pursuit of peace, love and unity. It was created by young visionaries who tapped into their greatest potential and gave birth to one of the most important cultural phenomenon the world has ever seen. Shaped by the spirit of Africa, The Carribean and Black America, it is a culture that binds us under the belief that we must strive for excellence through our respective artforms, as well as within our souls. It’s a lifestyle that unites people from the U.S to Nigeria, France to Brazil, Japan to Mexico, often unable to speak each other’s language but fully capable of understanding all that makes us who we are. True Hip Hop is the MC who raps from the heart or enlightens the people. It is the DJ who speaks with his hands. It is the 6 year old B-girl who break dances like her life depends on it or a group of young dancers whose moves defy gravity effortlessly. It is the graffiti artist whose shapes and colors breathe new life onto gritty city landscapes or the beatboxer who manipulates sounds like a one-man orchestra. It’s the aspiring politician who genuinely reflects the people she represents, the progressive educators who give voiceless youth a platform to express their deepest thoughts and the grassroots activists who launch campaigns against a corrupt music industry. For millions of people here and abroad, this is Hip Hop, the way it was meant to be…and it is NOT destroying Black America.
If this doesn’t sound like the kind of Hip Hop you’re familiar with, blame the music industry and mainstream media for bombarding you with a steady diet of rappers talking about drugs, sex and violence for over two decades. Blame MTV, BET, and other networks for trying to redefine what Hip Hop is in order to sell it and shove it down the throats of unsuspecting consumers. It’s easy to blame simple minded rappers for promoting negative messages and images while multi billion dollar companies and shrewd businessmen who market these artists are free from criticism. It’s easy to blame someone like Chief Keef who becomes the obvious poster boy for mindless rap while Jimmy Iovine, the head of Interscope Records, keeps a low profile and avoids having to address his part in promoting “death through entertainment”. It’s easy to protest flavor of the month Trinidad James who raps about Molly, the industry’s latest fashionable drug, while Def Jam’ president Joie Manda proclaims his new discovery as “the cutting edge of what’s happening in the culture today.” It’s easy to blame talentless top 40 rappers for dominating the airwaves of so called hip hop radio stations like L.A.’s Power 106 or New York’s Hot 97 while Rick Cummings, president of programming for Emmis Communications, which owns both stations, isn’t held accountable for his part in broadcasting filth to millions of listeners.
Time and time again, the real decision makers get away with murder while rap artists are projected as the embodiment of everything that is wrong with Hip Hop and young Black males.
Kind of how gangs are perceived as the lone cause of urban violence while those who bring guns and drugs into the community remain anonymous.
Kind of how so many young Black men are written off as criminals and sent to prison in disproportionate numbers while the system that causes this tragedy is profiting from growing incarceration rates.
Kind of how Black students are labeled as troubled underachievers while school districts across the nation, including Philadelphia and Chicago, continue to close down schools in predominantly Black communities to save money.
And all of it devalues the lives of Black people in exchange for financial gain.
So is Hip Hop really destroying Black America? No. The challenges facing Black America are much bigger than Hip Hop. But for what it’s worth, when untainted by outside influences and corporate vultures, Hip Hop in its purest form is about empowerment, unity, culture, creativity and hope. And God knows we need it.[/b]
|Foreign Affairs / Re: 'Epidemic of Ignorance': Tourist Avoid Africa, All Of It - USA Today by anonymous6(f): 10:11pm On Mar 30, 2016|
yea life can be busy
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