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Intellectual Free Post Posted on 05-07-2004

RevolutionarySistah
Los Angeles, CA
....aiight, so I see people starting free posts all the time, I figure I can do it too. Only twist is, if you gon' post something......let it be intellectual (i.e nothing about a party, grad nite, or shout-outs) something tells me this post is gon' die quickly....... :roll: oh well, i gave it a shot!
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HU_Intellect replied on 05-08-2004 01:40PM [Reply]
Wow nice post sistha! But for my two cents, let's see which one of the thousands of issues will I speak on today....Oh I know. BET and rap music!! Ok so I know that our generation has grown up on rap music and BET but as we mature (or at least me) we start to see that BET is doing more harm than good to our community. Ok here is where the hard part comes in. I have listened to rap all my life and am now just starting to break away from it but BOY is it hard. I found that while I have tried to break away from "the stereotypical black male" that I still help perpetuate some of its stereotypes. I have rims on my car, I freestyle, sometimes unfortunatly if you didn't sit down and have an intellecual conversation with me I'm afraid you would just think of me as, what me and my friends refer to as a "typical". But as I educate myself I realize that in order to be a leader I must distinguish myself from the masses and find myself, but boy has the media made that hard for me. But back to the subject, BET is the number one network (even above local channels) in some places like the islands and Brazil. Do you think that it is doing us harm or good?
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replied on 05-08-2004 05:02PM [Reply]
As far as hip hop music goes, I have been listening to it ever since I was about 5 or 6 years old. You can say I am a hip hop **** (ask D, he will tell you). I love everything about the culture. But the state of the music right now is stale. Back in the early 90s and even mid 90s, it was in its purest form. I wouldn't say the music has changed since then, rather the creativity. Back then everyone had their own personal style (for example people like Run DMC, Public Enemy, NWA, De La Soul, Nas, Biggie, Tupac, Wu Tang, and so on). The difference today is everyone sees the formula to get rich (have a blazing single, not there is anything wrong with it, and basically talk about jewelry, hoes, and cars). Don't get me wrong, one or two songs that is all good, but an entire CD of it is ludacris (no pun intended). If people in the rap game would take risk and just rap on other stuff, that is how the genre can get back to its purest form. That is why I listen to people like Mos Def, Common, Talib, and Kanye because they talk on real social issues. But I will love hip hop for as long as I live because that is what I was brought up on and that is the music that I will die listening to.
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replied on 05-09-2004 09:43PM [Reply]
MissNSU04 wrote:
I wonder if I will be able to get more financial aid from FAFSA next school year. I really didn't get much this time and my family is not ballin' like dat! Someone told me that you usually will get more money from them as you go into your second year of college...........yeah, we'll see :roll: .............. Anybody else in this dilemma?!?!
I am dealing with this same problem. I was talking to my cousin who just graduated from college and she told me that once you get to know admistration people in your field of study, they will let you know about some scholarship opportunities. She said that sometimes they have money for students, but they are waiting for someone to just ask about it. Maybe this could be a reason why some people get money around their 2nd year, but I don't know.
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Chance replied on 05-10-2004 04:17AM [Reply]
Jazzy808 wrote:
MissNSU04 wrote:
I wonder if I will be able to get more financial aid from FAFSA next school year. I really didn't get much this time and my family is not ballin' like dat! Someone told me that you usually will get more money from them as you go into your second year of college...........yeah, we'll see :roll: .............. Anybody else in this dilemma?!?!
I am dealing with this same problem. I was talking to my cousin who just graduated from college and she told me that once you get to know admistration people in your field of study, they will let you know about some scholarship opportunities. She said that sometimes they have money for students, but they are waiting for someone to just ask about it. Maybe this could be a reason why some people get money around their 2nd year, but I don't know.
I think that it all depends on who you know and what you know!!! I asked my department secretary about scholarships after being directed to go there from financial aid and here exact words were "We really don't have scholarships. I don't think that we do I don't know." I then later found out that they DO have some info on how to get specific SCHOLARSHIPS for the school and ur major. I was talking to a couple of classmates and I found out that she saves the scholarship info for people she likes, {people that kisses her ****} free post
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replied on 05-10-2004 11:05AM [Reply]
>>If blacks got reparations, would we spend them wisely? >>Do African Americans ever reach out to Africa? >>Why do we smoke weed and enjoy clubbing so much? >>If we were given the opportunity, would the race collectivley try and start its own country, or is assimiliation into American society inevitable? and of course.... >>What ever happened to all the PRO war people like marta, slim and innocence? think...
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lil_mama_254 replied on 05-10-2004 11:14AM [Reply]
The hardest thing to me and the war is that it is so close to home, i live on one of the largest military bases and i see everything, when the soliders left the first time i cried. it was to the point when you would think the what-ifs about everything. See its like this: I live in Fort Hood Texas and my dad is 4th ID (the guys who caught Saddam)my boyfriend is also in this unit and i won't even know if he'll see me graduate and i also don't know if they will die over there. My school has been effected by this war because 75% of the students that go here there parents or guardians are military and so far we have lost 3 fathers in the war, and since we are what they call the militray school(named by the news)they see that the grades are going down and kids really don't care about school all they want is there family home... I JUST WANNA TELL BUSH TO PLEASE BRING MY BABY HOME AND MY DADDY CUZ I MISS THEM ALOT, they both was suppose to be back home by April 7th but here it is May 10 and No Boyfriend and No Dad and i graduate in less then 2 weeks and i haven't heard from neither one of them no letters nothing.....I just want all the soliders home :cry:
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replied on 05-10-2004 11:26AM [Reply]
*crosses fingers, wishing slim would pop in trying to defend militarism and American neo-colinization of the Middle east*
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RevolutionarySistah from Los Angeles, CA replied on 05-13-2004 12:21AM [Reply]

lil_mama_254 wrote:
The hardest thing to me and the war is that it is so close to home, i live on one of the largest military bases and i see everything, when the soliders left the first time i cried. it was to the point when you would think the what-ifs about everything. See its like this: I live in Fort Hood Texas and my dad is 4th ID (the guys who caught Saddam)my boyfriend is also in this unit and i won't even know if he'll see me graduate and i also don't know if they will die over there. My school has been effected by this war because 75% of the students that go here there parents or guardians are military and so far we have lost 3 fathers in the war, and since we are what they call the militray school(named by the news)they see that the grades are going down and kids really don't care about school all they want is there family home... I JUST WANNA TELL BUSH TO PLEASE BRING MY BABY HOME AND MY DADDY CUZ I MISS THEM ALOT, they both was suppose to be back home by April 7th but here it is May 10 and No Boyfriend and No Dad and i graduate in less then 2 weeks and i haven't heard from neither one of them no letters nothing.....I just want all the soliders home :cry:
a gurl, keep your head up, aiight? Just keep lovin' your people and have faith. My prayers go out to your family, and all the other young people affected by this pointless war. Ok, so this is off the topic of war, but I have a question: Are black couples the new taboo??
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RevolutionarySistah from Los Angeles, CA replied on 05-13-2004 12:28AM [Reply]

de Bohème wrote:
>>If blacks got reparations, would we spend them wisely? >>Do African Americans ever reach out to Africa? >>Why do we smoke weed and enjoy clubbing so much? >>If we were given the opportunity, would the race collectivley try and start its own country, or is assimiliation into American society inevitable? and of course.... >>What ever happened to all the PRO war people like marta, slim and innocence? think...
well, I think you know the answers to the first three questions. A BIG FAT HAIL TO THE NAW!!! I'm not proud that blacks don't spend right, could care less about our african brothers and sisters, and feign to be apart of a country that they love to hate, but its true. Black people today are not ready for all of that....we are lost. I mean, assimilate?? We pretty much already have. Reparations?? No, "that ain't gon' do nothin' but make cadillac the number car dealership in the country" We already ain't nothing but a bunch of consumers. The reparations we do get will just go right back to the system in the form of consumer spending. I can't answer that one about slim and them otha folk :roll:
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RevolutionarySistah from Los Angeles, CA replied on 05-13-2004 11:13AM [Reply]

finally K you show love to my post.....I was wonderin' when you'd come in.
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