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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Hair Thread
« on: May 16, 2007, 05:02:34 PM »
Its official...no more braids, no more cornrows for me. I just can't see someone (a  black male) being taken seriosuly in a corporate or even federal government job with long hair. I feel like Samson when he had his hair cut, but I will get over it. You have to play the game.

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Wait List / Re: WVU WL
« on: May 16, 2007, 04:52:35 PM »
doesnt seem like most WVU goers post here period.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Gunners....
« on: May 16, 2007, 02:51:15 PM »
Maybe it is the gunner in me slowly emerging, but making people feel bad about answering a question in class actually plays into the professor's use of hide-the-ball tactics and the overall feeling of despair through usage of the Socratic Method? So really all you guys are the silent gunners, working for the Man, and afraid to admit it. ;D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Today's random lyrics
« on: May 12, 2007, 05:10:49 AM »
(Common)
It seemed like the middle of the night when the law awakened her
Walkie-talkies cracklin, I see 'em when they takin her
Though she kinda knew,
What made the ride peaceful was the trees and the sky was blue
Arrived to Middlesex Prison about six inna morning
Uneasy as they pushed her to the second floor in
a cell, one cot, no window, facing hell.
Put in the basement of a prison wit all males
And the smell of misery, seatless toilets and centipedes
She'd exercise, (paint?,) and begin to read
Two years inna hole. Her soul grew weak
Away from people so long she forgot how to speak
She discovered freedom is a unspoken sound
And a wall is a wall and can be broken down
Found peace in the Panthers she went on trial with
One of the brothers she had a child with
The foulness they would feed her, hopin she's lose her seed
Held tight, knowing the fight would live through this seed
In need of a doctor, from her stomach she's bleed
Out of this situation a girl was conceived
Separated from her, left to mother the Revolution
And lactated to attack hate
Cause federal and state was built for a Black fate
Her emptiness was filled with beatings and court dates
They fabricated cases, hoping one would stick
And said she robbed places that didn't exist
In the midst of threats on her life and being caged with Aryan whites
Through dark halls of hate she carried the light
I wonder what would happen if that woulda been me?
All of this sh*t so we could be free.
Yeah, I often wonder what would happen if that woulda been me?
All of this sh*t so we could be free, so dig it, people-

(Cee-Lo)
I'm thinkin' of Assata, yeah.
Listen to my Love, Assata, yeah.
Your Power and Pride, so Beautiful...
May God bless your Soul.
Oooh.

(Common)
Yo
From North Carolina her grandmother would bring
news that she had had a dream
Her dreams always meant what they needed them to mean
What made them real was the action in between
She dreamt that Assata was free in they old house in Queens
The fact that they always came true was the thing
Assata had been convicted of a murder she couldna done
Medical evidence shown she couldna shot the gun
It's time for her to see the sun from the other side
Time for her daughter to be by her mother's side
Time for this Beautiful Woman to become soft again
Time for her to breathe, and not be told how or when
She untangled the chains and escaped the pain
How she broke out of prison I could never explain
And even to this day they try to get to her
but she's free with political asylum in Cuba.

(Cee-Lo vocals)
I'm thinkin' of Assata, yeah.
Listen to my Love, Assata, yeah.
We're molded from the same mud, Assata.
We share the same Blood, Assata, yeah.
Your Power and Pride, so Beautiful...
May God bless your Soul.
Your Power and Pride, so Beautiful...
May God bless your Soul.
Oooh.

(Assata)
Freedom! You askin me about freedom. Askin me about freedom?
I'll be honest with you. I know a whole more about what freedom isn't
than about what it is, cause I've never been free.
I can only share my vision with you of the future, about what freedom is.
Uhh, the way I see it, freedom is-- is the right to grow, is the right to
blossom.
Freedom is -is the right to be yourself, to be who you are,
to be who you wanna be, to do what you wanna do. (fade out)

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I don't want to sway anyone away from NCCU because I am sure most folks will do fine, but if you attend NCCU be sure to always put your books before partying. Since Chapel Hill, Duke, and NC State are in close proximity to one another there is always something to do or party to attend. NCCU is notoriously difficult the 1L year, and PURPOSELY fails out at least 20 percent of their class every year. BOTTOMLINE, make sure you guys are studying, attending local bar association meetings, and seeking mentors from the faculty from the beginning. Just trying to look out...

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Scholarship knocked my tuition down a bit, but mostly all loans. I think because I appplied so late.

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Yes she was white.

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Good luck to you as well. I dont think I am more driven than anyone else. Times are hard, so brothers have to be. I didn't spend that much money for the paralegal certificate. It only cost about 1500 or so at a local community college. I went to the Admitted Student Luncheon, and had a chance to talk with two professors about my career aspirations. A fellow 0L was sitting there and just giving me this icey stare the entire time we were talking. I didn't dominate the conversation or anything, but the professors seemed to be excited that I knew what I wanted to do and had a plan on how to achieve it. I am still tripping off how that chick was mean mugging me the entire time. lol.

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