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|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should " Black Lives Matter" To Africans? by anonymous6(f): 6:35pm On Mar 13, 2016|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should " Black Lives Matter" To Africans? by anonymous6(f): 10:34am On Mar 13, 2016|
I don't think Africans should be demanding to much from AAs and vice versa. It seems a stretch to me, if each group accepts that were two different communities facing different issues, these issues you brought up won't be a problem. For the most part though most Africans don't demand or try to get some sort of connection with AAs, it's money they try to connect to in America. Only a small amount of Africans get themselves hurt when they expect or demand to much from a community that isn't there's. Nigerians should be happy they created nollywood for themselves cause its global now with Africans and foreign blacks in Netflix, YouTube, and etc
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should " Black Lives Matter" To Africans? by anonymous6(f): 12:31pm On Mar 12, 2016|
To be honest all Americans are ignorant of Africa being a continent (the Ebola virus exposed that in 2014) but AAs do add to it by making jokes about it while other races don't care to make the effort. To me personally I could careless what AAs think of Africa because their Americans & most will never travel there to even know the difference between Kenya vs. Nigeria. That's why I get pissed when a some Nigerians for example get mad when AA entertainers don't give Nigerian entertainers acknowledgement in award shows like BET it's embarrassing especially when we have Nollywood and have our own award shows for black Africans.
|Fashion / Re: Black Women Rocking Their Natural Hair by anonymous6(f): 3:20pm On Mar 11, 2016|
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should " Black Lives Matter" To Africans? by anonymous6(f): 2:35pm On Mar 11, 2016|
I agree for some weird reason foreigners(except hispanics) stay away from American politics, especially asians, Africans and arabs they don't see it as a arena that is beneficial to them in the long scheme of things unless immigration is involved then you may hear them say things in the background, except for latinos though since a larger portion of illegals in America are actually of Latino decent. So I guess it makes sense, some first and second generation latinos from countries like Cuba and Mexico for example are in politics. In the end of the day its all about the money with foreigners.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should " Black Lives Matter" To Africans? by anonymous6(f): 2:30pm On Mar 11, 2016|
The thing is most africans won't fully embrace being American even if they are American citizens, at least socially because America is not their birth home. Even asians and latinos don't but they still managed to build a network for themselves, especially asians; Why do you think their are China towns all over America in almost every single state. Most asians have their own laundry mats/dry cleaners, banks, super markets, restaurants, nail shops, supply stores, transportation business, hair salons, pharmacies and etc
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should " Black Lives Matter" To Africans? by anonymous6(f): 2:21pm On Mar 11, 2016|
I do agree with that when it comes to being recognized in the census, caribbean have also complained about this issue as well and I suspect in the future Blacks of foreign decent will demand to be recognized like that but it won't be easy.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should " Black Lives Matter" To Africans? by anonymous6(f): 2:18pm On Mar 11, 2016|
you must be out of your mind, women can debate whatever issues they want and as a Nigerian American I have the right. I posted the article cause I have the right to and I did cause the topic was interesting me. This is not the stone age, got it? GTFOH
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should " Black Lives Matter" To Africans? by anonymous6(f): 8:02pm On Mar 01, 2016|
Yea I understand, to me the black lives matter movement will become another movement pushed into the sidelines cause of their message has holes in it and their behavior at times is just disruptive and rude.
Well like you said Africans act unaffected cause many of them are unaffected by it. To them America is a land of opportunity and stability to be successful compared to some of the african countries their from. So when they see racism, as long as they can make their money, get their house, send money to their countries, and etc racism just something they see as a flaw in society that will take time to go and not a fight they care much about, especially when many are not socializing with others but their own
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|Celebrities / Spike Lee Calls Out Black Lives Matter by anonymous6(f): 3:35pm On Mar 01, 2016|
Spike Lee Calls Out Black Lives Matter: ‘You Can’t Ignore That We Are Killing Ourselves, Too’
[size=15pt]While promoting his new film Chi-Raq, a satirical take on the gang violence in Chicago, Spike Lee told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he’s “all for Black Lives Matter,” but “we as a people can’t be blind to” black-on-black crime.[/size]
[b]“We cannot be out there” protesting purported police violence “and then when it comes to young brothers killing themselves, then mums the word. No one’s saying nothing? It’s got to be both ends,” Lee said.
Indeed, the drug-fueled turf wars between rival gangs is crippling Chicago. There have been more than 2,558 people shot so far this year with 378 of them killed by gunfire. The total homicide count, so far, is more than 428.
Among the slain was nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee who was allegedly lured into an alley and executed. His murder was allegedly perpetrated to send a message aimed at his gang-banging father.
“New York City has three times the population of Chicago, but Chicago has more homicides. This is the spot, Ground Zero,” Lee said.
The violence is so bad that Comcast is now canceling appointments in some areas of Chicago because the risk is to high.
Spike Lee said Black Lives Matter should focus on police brutality, “but you can’t ignore that we are killing ourselves, too. We can’t ignore that.”[/b]
|Fashion / Re: Black Women Rocking Their Natural Hair by anonymous6(f): 3:25pm On Mar 01, 2016|
|Foreign Affairs / Only 31% Of African Americans Identify With Black Lives Matter" by anonymous6(f): 3:06pm On Mar 01, 2016|
A Rasmussen poll finds that just 31% of African-Americans identify with the term “black lives matter,” suggesting that support for the controversial movement is much weaker than has been suggested.
[b]Asked, “Which statement is closest to your own—black lives matter or all lives matter?”, 31% of likely black voters said they embraced “black lives matter,” while almost two thirds (64%) said the phrase “all lives matter” more closely resembled their views.
Amongst all Americans, only 11% identify more closely with “black lives matter,” with 78% of likely voters embracing “all lives matter”.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that a vast majority of Americans think black lives don’t matter, but it clearly indicates that a huge majority of Americans, including black people, do not resonate with BLM despite it receiving lavish and almost universally positive mainstream media coverage.
Support for “all lives matter” amongst black Americans is strong despite numerous claims by Black Lives Matter activists that even using the term is racist.
After Hillary Clinton used the term during a speech, Black Lives Matter supporters were enraged, with one responding, “She just locked down the racist white people who think they aren’t racist vote.”
Piers Morgan was also taken to task by ‘Black Twitter’ for daring to tweet “all lives matter”.
One BLM supporter even wrote that “all lives matter” was “an inappropriate, racist response to Black Lives Matter.” If this is the case, then 64% of African-Americans are racist.
Even after nearly a year of #BlackLivesMatter activism since the Michael Brown shooting, “Most Americans have an even more positive view of their local police and don’t consider their tactics out of line,” a separate poll found, again indicating that Black Lives Matter has actually discredited opposition to the genuine problem of police brutality.[/b]
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should " Black Lives Matter" To Africans? by anonymous6(f): 2:57pm On Mar 01, 2016|
Well to be honest I don't know any Africans close to me part of the movement, I'm Not part of it and I think there is nothing wrong with it either.
There is no mistaken that some black Africans experience racism like african Americans but I feel the way each group responds to it is different. Majority of african Americans see it as a primary problem while Africans see it as a problem but they don't see it as a primary problem(some don't even know about the black lives movement is about or if they know find it as another group being disorderly). To Africans Primary problems to them is not going through poverty & becoming unsuccessful professionally. Plus they care more about the social issues of their african countries then what's going on in America. America is not their homeland and many don't plan to die there when they are old. There is nothing wrong with that but it brings in a discussion about race itself that just because your black doesnt mean you automatically agree in everything with each other, plus many african Americans don't agree with the black lives matter movement either: http://www.infowars.com/poll-only-31-of-african-americans-identify-with-blacklivesmatter/. http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom-blumer/2015/08/23/barely-news-two-thirds-blacks-prefer-all-lives-matter-over-black
Lastly as you said many Africans affiliate and go to functions with their tribe and in simple words are more comfortable with their own, it's like that with every group, race and etc out there. I don't think africans think their better then african americans or vice versa. I just feel most communities have issues that hit close to home then others and the ones that affect them is what they will concentrate on.
|Fashion / Re: Black Women Rocking Their Natural Hair by anonymous6(f): 6:52pm On Feb 18, 2016|
|Foreign Affairs / Should " Black Lives Matter" To Africans? by anonymous6(f): 6:46pm On Feb 18, 2016|
[b]African-Americans have been on the pulse of injustice and discrimination for decades, and this generation is no different. We chant “Black lives matter” because it seems as though they often don’t. “Black lives matter” is a rallying cry, for every Black person to wake up and come together. A cry for everyone to persist for justice. But is every Black person heeding the call? Have Africans in America fallen for the storyline that we are different from Blacks in America because we have a homeland and we view America as our adopted home? Or do we see the struggle of African-Americans as our struggle too?
For Africans, life back home is pretty homogenous. Everyone looks like you, talks like you, and there is little concept of race. Race, and racial discrimination is learned in America. By being Black first, we experience the same subtle biases darker-skinned people are subjected to around the world. However American society treats African immigrants differently and we feed into it. By stressing that we, or our parents, emigrated to America from Africa, people perceive us as different, and are willing to give us that job, that benefit of the doubt, or that chance at friendship. Americans become disarmed and are more open to learning about who we are, without extending that same curiosity for that southern-born African-American, wise-crackin’ sista. Our smartness, intelligence, industriousness, are often attributed to our Africaness. This trivial favor gives us a false sense of superiority—and security.
Our transient, hard-working, immigrant parents convince themselves they are only here to work, make money, take advantage of economic opportunities and return home. Our immigrant parents default to a “sit and watch” approach because they don’t understand the great, far-reaching history of the struggle. But we, the younger generation of African immigrants, understand the stakes. Not only do we Black people share the repercussions of breathing while Black, we also share a collective history. There are parallels in our stories that our forbearers tend to forget. Our parents are quick to wax nostalgic about Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his accomplishments in liberating Ghana. They forget that Kwame Nkrumah also had sights on our cousins in America. In his book, The Struggle Continues, Kwame Nkrumah’s words written over 50 years ago still speaks to the struggle we are having in 2015.
“In spite of the long and untiring work in education and organization of the pioneers of ‘Civil Rights’; in spite of the painstaking efforts made by African-American citizens of the United States to educate their children, and by hard work to achieve ‘acceptance’ in American society, African-Americans have remained only barely tolerated aliens in the land of their birth, the vast mass of them outside consideration of basic human justice.”
The Black Power movement in the 1960s paralleled the struggle for African independence, but how many African parents educated us of our connection to Marcus Garvey, through preceding revolutionaries who stood for freedom and independence for Black people everywhere? In fact, many civil rights heroes like Malcolm X, Kwame Toure (Stokley Carmichael), Nina Simone, Richard Wright, Muhammad Ali, all went to the African continent in support of the struggle for African independence from colonial powers.
Angela Davis, Mariam Makeba, Huey P. Newton, Kwame Nkrumah, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela were essentially fighting the same fight. The fight for physical and mental emancipation, decolonization, independence and liberty are ties that bind us together. From “we shall overcome” to “Amandla! Awethu!” Black people on the continent, and in the west, have been in this thing together. Our generation of Africans do well to draw these parallels from the past, and understand that “Black Lives Matter” is no different.
At this very time our voices should be strong and unified in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement that Opal Tometi, a Nigerian-American, and her African-American partners, Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors founded. The Black Lives Matter campaign gives me hope that we are heeding the lessons learned from past Pan-African leaders and civil rights leaders alike.
If there’s anything the #GrowingUpBlack hashtag taught us, it is that we are the same people—whether we eat fufu and soup, or not. We have a moral and self-preserving responsibility to fight injustice from inside the belly of the beast alongside our home-grown cousins. Africans in the middle should understand this and should not draw the line because we are children of immigrants. We should understand our cousins just arrived 200 years before us—but we are cut from the same cloth—and in a dark alley somewhere, the cops would know no difference.[/b]
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: 'Epidemic of Ignorance': Tourist Avoid Africa, All Of It - USA Today by anonymous6(f): 10:09pm On Dec 25, 2015|
That's fine with me, but I'm leaving towards American English though
|Fashion / Re: Black Women Rocking Their Natural Hair by anonymous6(f): 4:09pm On Dec 19, 2015|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: 'Epidemic of Ignorance': Tourist Avoid Africa, All Of It - USA Today by anonymous6(f): 4:07pm On Dec 19, 2015|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: 'Epidemic of Ignorance': Tourist Avoid Africa, All Of It - USA Today by anonymous6(f): 6:13pm On Dec 18, 2015|
Yea I don't understand pigeon at all lol but I see to extent where you are coming from
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