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official - what are you doing in the UK?

RBG: working...for some international law firms


HBCU: hell yeah i'm sincere, please explain it to me how i'm wrong. 

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Let me jump in on this one.

I have to disagree on the whole American dream/buy a house theory. I’m against buying homes to “build wealth,” as far as helping black people goes. I think the discussion so far has been talking about the wrong type of wealth, (i.e. monetary) which doesn’t necessarily follow from buying a home btw.

We should be trying to build political capital rather than anything fiscal. You see, people always think that money is power, but it’s just the opposite, power is money (you have to understand the linguistic properties of identity to understand that the statement I just made isn’t the same), but let me explain what I’m saying. It doesn’t matter where you live, or if you own that residence or not, what matters is how you live. Being stuck under a burdensome mortgage for 20-30+ years is not the way to go.  However, owning a solid stock portfolio is, having the mobility to get up and leave a particular political district or economy is as well. 

Just think if black people instead of putting 30 to sometimes 60/80% of their income into buying a house were to invest that money into something that helps us all. Like black businesses, black banks…Africa!

Of course there are exceptions, but buying a home is so secondary.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Stupid Jokes: So Bad They're Good
« on: May 11, 2005, 02:10:17 PM »
two fish swim into a concrete wall...

  one fish says to the other...

    Dam(n)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: College Football
« on: May 10, 2005, 03:18:02 PM »
Basketball is a terrible sport in comparison to football, which is the one true college sport, especially with all of the high school talent's going to the NBA.

USC will be upset this year. The question is whether they will make the championship game in spite of this loss. I think the Big 10 is due to put a good team out there. If a team can dominate the ACC, it will make the championship game too.

that's just it. dominating the ACC is pretty much impossible now. especially with all recruiting that's going on. most of the teams are just going to cancel each other out.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Official Hiphop Thread
« on: May 10, 2005, 02:26:25 PM »
faith, I know of a great underground song that talks about that issue, I'll let you know what it is when I remember. I don't think that most of the non-black people that are into hiphop expect black people not to express themselves over their situation, my impression is that the non-black people that are into hip-hop understand the culture of oppression, to various extents of course, but their empathy is usually there. When you get into Rap, and corporately pieced-together music it's a whole different story. Mos Def likes to talk a lot about how white people have stolen black music repeatedly, "you might dig on the rolling stones but no way the came up with that sh*t on their own"..."Elvis Presley ain't got no soul, chuck berry is rock and roll." And now mos (or should I say black jack johnson) is all about rock (although he is hip hop, can't deny it even if he tried).
I think you would like the Coup, their pretty much revolutionaries.


Siehead,

i'm no Mos Def expert, but i think in that song you quoted, Mos was making the point that black people started rock, and that's why he is so into it.

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What the heck is Kappa Gamma Beta? Am I missing an inside joke?
C'mon, international law, you should know this. ;)

click...click...click...[thinking]

think Russia...or the USSR

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Hmmmm. Official is a man? I thought he was a she...I guess I learn something new everyday.


then you truly are the genius i thought you were... my name has been in my signature for the longest time.

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sure it's in this thread..maybe 10 pages back.. it was during the web/booker t discussion on the board... i don't remember how i posed it exactly.. but i do know that it  was directed @ u

i posed an interesting question to you about a week ago..but it got lost in the shuffle of the drama .. so i think u missed it

is this a real discussion?

and lol at Muse... i know someone who says stuff like that all the time. i'm so cooooool  8)




do you want me to go find it?




ten pages my ass Black... i'll answer your question in a pm. i don't feel like getting into anything on this board.

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i posed an interesting question to you about a week ago..but it got lost in the shuffle of the drama .. so i think u missed it

is this a real discussion?

and lol at Muse... i know someone who says stuff like that all the time. i'm so cooooool  8)




do you want me to go find it?

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is this a real discussion?

and lol at Muse... i know someone who says stuff like that all the time. i'm so cooooool  8)

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