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10 Ways to Find Out If You Are a Brainwashed Negro

By Kathy Henry

Brainwashed Negro: A Black individual who has internalized every negative stereotype about Blacks and their culture and is seething with self-hatred and low self-esteem. This person usually believes that the only path to success and true happiness is to marry or assimilate into White culture, hoping to escape the sins of being born Black.

One of the biggest problems in the Black community is a lack of unity caused by years of self-hatred. Self-hatred in the Black community is due to centuries of brainwashing by the dominant culture into believing that Blacks and their contributions to mainstream society are worthless and that Blacks themselves are worthless and ugly. Self-hatred has caused some Black folks to demean themselves and other Blacks in many hurtful ways that are not productive to anyone.  Here are 10 ways to find out if you as a Black person who has been brainwashed by the dominant culture:

10.  If you are still running around claiming that your family has “Indian Blood”, particularly, Cherokee. I wonder why the only Native American tribe some Black folks can name is Cherokee as if Iroquois, Mohicans, Seminoles and others do not exist.

9, If you believe that all Black NBA players are married to White women. Actually, 86% of married African American NBA players are married to Black women.

8. If you deny the African within by stating that your descendants are from the Caribbean. How in the hell did you think all those Black folks ended up on those islands?

7. If you believe that all White people are rich, beautiful, educated  and are endowed with special magical powers.

6. If you tell a dark-skinned Black woman, “You are so pretty to be dark”.

5. If you give an automatic pretty pass to light-skinned women just because they are light-skinned and have long hair.

4. If you refuse to frequent Black-owned businesses because you believe that their services are sub-par as compared to White-owned businesses.

3. If you believe that “Good Hair” consists of hair that is long, flowing and silky; not kinky.

2. If you believe that all educated, wealthy Black men and women are married to people outside their race. As of 2007, only 4.6% of all married Blacks in the United States are married to a White partner or other races.

1. If you make statements such as “Black women have too many problems” or “I cannot find a Black man that is on my level” to justify dating outside your race. There is nothing wrong with interracial dating unless you are using it as a way to escape the deep psychological problems of hatred for one’s race. Perhaps the the problem is not Black people collectively but YOU personally and all YOUR issues and burdens of being Black in America.


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194 Responses to 10 Ways to Find Out If You Are a Brainwashed Negro

  1. Rasheed Reply

    May 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Hey Imma be honest

    I’d probably give a pretty light skin girl a pretty pass…

    but hey then again, I would give pretty dark skin girl a pretty pass too…

    I’d do the same with other pretty girls…thats a male issue, not a race issue..

    I also admiot that I I get fed up with some black businesses… but Im always open to give the next brother a chance. I dont place that judgement on every business.. just the ones that earn it.

    there are some brothers who run away from themselves though. Its a really pathetic sight to see

    • Louis Brown Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      I agree with you a lot. I find this article to be unrealistic.

    • Wattree Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      Kathy forgot one. When you say,“I think my dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men,” just because the first Black President of the United States didn’t return your phone calls.

      I mean, the brother musta thought he was callin’ Sweet Willie’s Pool Hall. There are over 330 million people in this country. O didn’t return my phone call either, but that’s alright, I’ll call back . . .

      Oh! But I did get an invitation to inauguration(hehehe), but I had a previous engagement that day. Damn! I hope O don’t think I’m afraid of free Black men.

    • BigWill Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      You sound very sexist. I’m sure you meant “there are some brothers ‘and sisters’ who run away from themselves”

      • BigWill Reply

        February 2, 2014 at 10:23 am

        #1 If you still worship/pray to the image of a white man as the son of God.

    • Brian Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      I think she meant a light skin woman in general? just a guess, cause their are some that the only thing that matters is the fact that they are light skin, could be ugly as hell, but they would classify them as beautiful.

    • Tewdrowos Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      come on brother,the light skinned female stuff is true ,I can not begin to tell you the number of countless male negroes that I have heard say she gotta be light ,bright or damn near white for me .let’s be real its not a male issue its a race issue release the denial brother…

      • Derrek Reply

        May 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

        The ugly truth is we are all somewhat brainwashed on what is beautiful and what is not! Now-a-days we view the Halle Berry types as beautiful, or the standard to what is beautiful. Too much media power out there, magazines, television, etc…

        • Nicholas Reply

          May 11, 2012 at 3:20 am

          That’s nothing but the truth.

          • Ashey

            December 24, 2012 at 11:39 pm

            This article is so ignorant I want to throw up,this is one of the reasons why black people are so fucked up because of shit like this.

    • Your Truth Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      There is no such thing as pretty, its a perception of ones’ lust or vain thoughts toward another or self.

    • William Delaney Reply

      May 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      I was taught: “The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice, dark skinned women had more appeal, now I am now dating a light skinned woman and there are differences. During civil rights activities of the 60s we said: “I’m yellow and I’m mellow in response to I’m black and I’m proud. Many medium, or light skinned brothers like myself were more militant, because darker skinned brothers said we were miscegenated but we realized we all had the same uphill battle. Racist didn’t trust educated blacks who didn’t go along to get along regardles of skin tone. I never had a problem, because those who stood strong knew where my heart was. Many blacks did not want to be African American, so we said: “Show me a country called colored, black, or negro and I will help you pay for a ticket to visit your mother country

    • Gail Parris Reply

      May 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      Hi Kathy,

      Thank you for sharing you thought provoking opinions on identifying self hatred in the black community. I am Black Afro Caribbean American, and some of the things you said I did not like hearing especially about Caribbeans not claiming African ancestry until I remembered that I identified such remarks as expressing self hatred as well, however, I also believe that their is often a misunderstanding between Caribbeans, Africans and African Americans who take offense to how they define their identity. When a African says they do not consider themselves Black or a Caribbean not African they are often speaking to a deeper connection to culture versus skin color that has nothing to do with self hatred.


      Gail Parris

      • Lenny Reply

        July 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm

        I see you were attempting to be “deep” and “thought-provoking”, but I’m going to need you to read this edited version of your text because there were so many mistakes with your run-on sentences, spelling, and a couple of grammatical errors. Girl,you are Black. All of that Black,Afro-Caribbean,and American nonsense is for the birds. You are Black American with a ‘Caribbean ethnic background’ somewhere.
        Hi Kathy,
        Thank you for sharing you thought provoking opinions on identifying self-hatred in the Black community. I am Black,Afro-Caribbean, and American; and some of the things you said I did not like hearing, especially about Caribbeans not claiming African ancestry until I remembered that I identified such remarks as expressing self-hatred as well. However, I also believe that there is often a misunderstanding between Caribbeans, Africans, and African Americans who take offense to how they define their identity. When an African says they do not consider themselves Black,or a Caribbean not African,they are often speaking to a deeper connection to culture versus skin color that has nothing to do with self hatred.
        Gail Parris

    • Randy Walker Reply

      May 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      @ Rasheed, My brother, what was meant was; to say a dark skinned sister is black and beautiful at the same time is to say; black and beautiful are the exception to the rule; rarely do the two go together: case and point: How many times have you said to a light skinned sister, “you are light and beautiful?” you haven’t. Why? because you automatically believe light is beautiful, the rule, not the exception as in black and beautiful, Wow, how can this be? black and beautiful! You get it? Please do.

    • Keetowah Cherokee Reply

      September 27, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      Yatateh Osiyo! Not to be technical but Iroquois isnt a tribe. Its a Confederation of multiple northeastern tribes such as Onodonga, Cayuga, Kanienkaha (Mohawk), Tsalagi (Cherokee) and others. Im half Keetowah Cherokee/Blackfoot and half Irish/Scotish and I like your blog! Yawa wado Aho!

    • Jewel Reply

      February 2, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      I don’t think she was talking about pretty light skinned girls I believe she was talking about ugly like skinned girls with light eyes that people say oh she sooo pretty….in actuality she’s ugly.

  2. Sargento Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I am guilty of #4, because I cannot afford prices some black business charge. To get my hair done, I pay over $80, while my white counterpart only pays $35 to get her hair done better than mine.

    • ADM Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Umm don’t you think it’s a bit ridiculous to compare how much it costs you to get your hair done to what it costs the average white women? Of course it costs a white women substantially less to get her hair done because a white women is usually not going to the hair salon to have them do something to her hair that completely goes against it’s natural state. Which by that logic would clearly make white women’s hair easier to do or manage making it much cheaper to get done. Just for clarification, what I meant by going against ones natural state is that I would bet that you relax your hair or straighten your hair as many black women tend to do? Well when you go out of your way to have things done to your hair that totally go against it’s nature, (ie. chemically changing the texture of your hair via relaxer or burning your hair straight with heat sources) of course it’s going to cost you as a black women more money to care for and keep such a completely unnatural process up. All of that to say, your complaint isn’t about blacks overcharging for a service versus whites. It’s about black women having things done to their hair to assimilate better and therefore having to pay a much higher cost(on many levels) for the model which the average white women already fits into. An easy solution to that problem is to simply find a way to make peace with the way God created you in your natural state.

      • QueenieStylez1 Reply

        May 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm

        I love your points, but disagree with your pricing logic. I also wholeheartedly agree with u that Black women should love themselves as they were created. Keeping their hair beautiful, Black and natural.
        Love u for that…

      • mrsshya Reply

        May 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm

        Natural hair does not get a pass from costliness. It cost me $90/month to maintain my locs. It cost over $400 to get them started and I’ve paid between $90 – $105/month depending on whether I wanted them colored or curled. But I will admit that thanks to utube, I am learning to interlock them myself.
        On the other hand, I think the author meant retail stores, not necessarily “hair care”.

    • QueenieStylez1 Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      As a Hair Care Professional, Ima have to disagree with you here. I service Black and white clients and I must say that white women are definitely used to paying more for their services.

      VERY real example: Black women (on average) claim that $300- $500 (or evn $25 per track) is too much to spend on a weave, while I can charge white women $85-$150 per track and they say “WOW! That’s all?! I’m used to paying like $250+ per track!!” They pay $1,200-$10,000 for extentions, without busting a frown and MOST (not all) Black women expect me to spend 8+ hrs braiding their hair for a measily $150!! Their color, perms, precision cuts cost more too. White salon services, in general, usually cost more because they charge for EACH service (because they value their time and their work) unless ur going to Fantastic Sam’s or Supercuts, lol!

    • yvettetu Reply

      February 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      I too am guilty of #4 as I always try to patronize Black businesses w/terrible results of bad attitudes, unclean establishments, poor follow-thru skills & exorbitant prices; they very rarely post prices for services. Their objective should be retaining customers instead of making a quick buck! In addition the Hispanics provide the same services for less money & w/out the drama so I will b spending my money where I get the most “bang for my bucks”!

  3. Mika Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I got an issue with #4 out of every black business Ive used…I would say maybe 2 or 3 out of many were professional and didn’t make me regret spending my money there…Black business IMO need to step up there customer service..Bad attitudes have no place in these businesses…

  4. DIABLO Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    daam i must be brain wash because i tell every body i have puerto rican in my blood my grand ma was puerto rican but hey shes my mothers mom she raise me so am i still brain wash get the fuck out of here

    • agent Reply

      February 2, 2014 at 1:50 am

      I agree. This list wasn’t that fair. I have witnessed a lot of black women claiming Native American/Indian. Who am I to judge what they say they are though? It’s ignorant to go based off looks and hair texture. That’s idiotic as hell. My grandfather is a quarter Indian. If we were to trace our bloodline, I’m sure most of us aren’t 100% Black.

  5. Nose punch Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    While Blacks pay over 200 dollars for a hairstyle to impress America.It took 2 dollars to teach myself how to put in that bullshit.Why so much much money to blow to impress Americans? Americans are constantly stressed out over each other from the way they look, speak, smell, where they live, their education, religion,how do they get money,it is always some bullshit.Blacks kidnapping over a welfare check ssi checks.My life here is stupid for an American

  6. Spencer Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Self-hating Negroes seems to think that if they attack and oppose their own race they would somehow impress white people and as a result live a better life because they have been accepted by white America. But to many whites,they are only pawns to be used whenever they need to be absolved of their racist past. Self contemptuous attitudes is simply not natural. Personally, I can’t see any right thinking white person being attracted to the black people who disrespects themselves, their heritage, or anything in relation to their black identity. A bigot however, would use this self-hating attitude as verification that they are some how superior. How sad.

    • James Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      You are right on!!!!

    • Louis Brown Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      I disagree somewhat to your opinion. I make a consideration for the black person that has been discriminated against by the black community because of their dark complexion. I see that person as not wanting to create a child that will suffer the same discrimination by the black community. I also see guys who only wish to impress their friends. And know, unfortunately, that their friends will be more impressed by a fair skinned woman than a dark skinned woman. This article mentioned the % of professional athletes married to white women. That is kind of a disingenuous statement. A more telling figure would be how many of them are married to “redbones” and white women. I am 64 years old. When I was a young man I used to tell people that most black principles of elementary and high schools were married to “redbones’. Which I have yet to be proven wrong.

    • paflyo Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      I agree hands-down with Spencer. However, it is important to note that our black businesses are using discriminatory practices against their own and this should and must be addressed. Also, as someone wrote earlier, customer-service among the black entrepreuneurs must change and we must demand change. Why allow yourselves to be treated inferior by anyone! Get a grip people and do not buy that you are inferior to anyone — it’s not in your blood–it is a learned behavior!

      Light-skinned or dark-skinned, beauty is beauty and I love my light or dark skinned sisters and brothers the same! My mother was light-skinned and my parents had both light and dark skinned children, but we were not taught we were any less than anyone else. (Mind you, the word is “taught.”) We must do better with the words we utter among each otehr. The man I love may be dark or light, but it is what he projects that attracts me.

    • Nina Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      Okay, Spencer!!!

      You spoke a word. Only a dysfunctional white person would be drawn to a dysfunctional black person who disrespects him/herself, their heritage, or anything in relation to their black identity.

      ‘A bigot however, would use this self-hating attitude as verification that they are some how superior…’

    • Darwin Reply

      May 18, 2012 at 8:55 am

      I never thought that I would reply to a post. But, I must say that this is the best response that I have yet to read. I therfore applaude your observation. I agree whole-heartedly.
      Thank you! And please keep learning and respecting yourself and your heritage.

  7. chris Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    It all goes back to the Willy Lynch letter…. It all about brain control and putting light skin against dark, old vs young, man vs woman its still like that…. Very sad….

    • Tocque V. Peyton Reply

      February 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Oh Chris, you wrote the least, but said the most.
      Old Willie Lynch put a real number on the black community, slaves, at the time. He even wrote “if (that) whites used this recipe, it will effect the black family {negatively} for generations to come, maybe for as many as 300 years into the future.” …….and, here we are.

  8. Nard Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Although there is a lot of truth in what your saying
    I wish it was that simple and again I do agree with
    Most of what your saying but I have had a different
    Experience on some things that you brought up
    Like the
    Most selfhating black person I know is the one that
    seems to be the most Afrocentric. The lighter there
    Skin the more they talk about how not black someone eles is
    It’s Like there afraid there not black enough so they
    Overcompensate you know I think we are self haters when we buy
    Into the we all have to act and think alike thing in order to
    Be black in our own community that’s brainwashed
    True freedom is the right and ability to choose to do what the hell
    You want for your own reason we are not apes ( animals ) we can choose
    Where we live who we marry and how we speak
    Without being thrown out of the pack lol

    • chantaey diallo Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Many light-skinned people are free from a lot of the “itis” games that our folks like to play. No- it is not overcompensation it is a keener insight that comes from not having the negative image baggage some dark-skinned people like to carry for a victim status to keep people serving them instead of using who they are and what they got for rulership. As a light-skinned person we are less likely to be confused, fooled or scared of whites and other people of color and we are more clear on the distinctions of being of the african race beyond complexion because people of other races, india for example, have lots of people darker than us but definitely not black. We know the distinction is spirit and soul on the level of the divine in the aspect of Creators. We are not hardly afraid of not being black enough because we have more assurance inside of who we are than people like you because your backwards mind is stuck on the physical.

      • kookies Reply

        May 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm

        Dark skinned people are not trying to have others feeling sorry for them. Instead, they are people who are often abused by the masses, especially within their own race. I have seen some insecure light-skinned individuals who oftern discriminate against those who are darker complextioned. In my life-time I have seen chocolate Black women who were more educated got looked over and knocked to the side just for the mere fact that they are not light enough.Therefore, dark skinned people are not looking for sympathy or anything else. As a Black woman who is dark-skinned I am very confident in the skin that I am in and love every thing about me. I try to teach young Black children about the uniqueness of their beauty that range in a variey of colors. To sum things up BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!

  9. Lorraine Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I agree with most of the ten except #1. I am a Black Cherokee. My grandmother was full blood. The reason why most Black folks claim Cherokee blood is because it was one the tribes that helped the Black slaves which resulted in some inter-ethnic mingling. I am also considered light skin but no one talks about how we light skin folks are ostracized by some our own people, I have been described as militant because of being very out spoken and having to prove how Black I am. I am 60 years old and am frustrated this light skin/dark skin crap (yes I said it) is still going on. I love being a Black Cherokee because I have the best of both world; however, I see we as a people need to be educated on the accomplishments we have made. I am also saddened that we seem to be going backwards instead of forward. We not only need to learn to love ourselves but also each other.

    • Warren White Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      well put….truth, truth, truth

    • JAZZED Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Thank you, Lorraine!!!

    • Brian Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      Have you ever heard the saying if the shoe fits wear it? Well if in fact you have indian ancestors then she is not talking of you? But that being said those of us that do or don’t have that lineage tend to overstate the importance of that lineage to the detriment of their African ancestry!

      One thing that many do not know is that many indian tribes hunted us down and returned us to slavery!

      Africans are the source of all mankind, every other racial type should be clamoring to calm African Heritage!

      • Black Cherokee Reply

        May 12, 2012 at 12:15 am

        I am also a Black Cherokee and I say so, not because I want to deny my Black blood, I say so because it is true. On my mother’s side of the family, a white slave owner also owned a Cherokee woman. She mixed with the Blacks on the plantation and that is how she became my ancestor. On my father’s side there were more Native Americans. I am a light skinned sister with a nappy head (no perms or weaves here) and the eyes and nose of who you would call a Native American. I embrace my ancestors and I embrace my natural self. One thing I noticed in the posts is that no one knows the truth about Black history. People, PLEASE learn your history and stop acting like a tourist in this continent. Black people are original on all continents because Black people are original to the Earth and went everywhere on the Earth before everyone else. Please read “They Came Before Columbus” by Ivan Van Sertima and “The First Americans were Africans” by Dr. Imhotep. Black people are the founders of civilizations, sciences, spiritualism, mathematics, etc. The Black Khemites (Egyptians) taught the Greeks and the Romans. That knowledge is Black knowledge that has been forged with a white name and a white image. Black people should never feel self-hatred because if you do, you don’t know your history or yourself. Know thyself.

    • indeed Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      This is so true. I am black but have grandparents who are part choctaw. If I happen to mention this people think i’m trying to “refuse” my blackness. Should I ignore my family? I think not.

      Also, as someone who is light skin I am often hurt by the reactions I face from other black people. I’m judged and ridiculed for something I can’t control. I realize the problems darker people face and i don’t like them even more than they do but It’s also difficult because I feel that my interactions with black people (especially women) have to be qualified or I have to explain my blackness.

      As someone who was raised in a family of all shades of brown, I never developed a skin color issue because my parents always stressed equal beauty. So when I face ridicule it always throws me off.

    • Your Truth Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Truth, many of the light skinned are mixed raced people is a result of the fierce slavery conditions we (Isrealites) faced and this was a way to change our true identity so the whip would not be so hot on our fathers, sons, and daughters back, yet, it is a result of our disobedience to Jah. We are still His people.

    • Tracy Richard Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      Lorraine, you are so right! I am a proud Black Cherokee woman, with dark brown skin. The color of my skin does not define who I am, or reflect the beauty within me. It is the knowledge, understanding and wisdom that defines who I am.

      I have the best of both cultures residing in me, which makes me unique and one of a kind. It is how one sees himself or herself as an individual,
      it is the level of wisdom in which one live and grow. There are many narrowed minded people, who do not have a clue what life is about.

      Life is what you make it, what you put into your life is what you will get out of life. One first must love himself or herself, before they can love and accept others, etc.

      It’s not about the color of one’s skin, it’s whats in the heart that counts. Just adding to what you said Lorraine, to help educate the people.

      Love Tracy

    • d-rhyme Reply

      December 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

      You are so right. Why do they still post this racist bull. Like its
      something wrong with native blood. This is a brainwashed racist that wrote this. Natives are blacker than these imitation whites called blacks. They speak their native tongue and respect their heritage. Danny Whitekiller was a native leader. How many blacks with a name like that. Calling youself black shows how lost you are. You have no identity except being an imitation white person. Shameless pathetic fool wrote this article.-

      • Keetowah Cherokee Reply

        September 27, 2013 at 6:23 pm

        Well said drhyme. With regards to color there are no black people or white people. Black and white are cultural descriptions not racial or color descriptions. Even the darkest people are still brown and the lightest people still have color. My Blackfoot ancestors are darker than most africans here in the US.

    • Keetowah Cherokee Reply

      September 27, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      Some Tsalagi Cherokee owned africans as slaves and some africans such as Richard Holloway Sr. owned Cherokee as slaves. Sad truth. Slavery was way more complex than only euros owning africans. Sad stain on the countrys past. Lots of sad stains, but also lots of good. I will say black culture is becoming american culture. How many euros or natives do you see that listen to hip hop, blues, jazz or dress in black american style. Tons. Its a sign of respect. Aho!

  10. Jakada Zo Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    So much more:

    History will decide if myth is superior to fact. beyond a shadow of a doubt the doing always beats out the perceived. Color, surrounded by it. Issue no. A superior people, culture, society establishes its superior position by producing. What are we collectively producing? lets not be distracted by the “color” thing. Lets just out produce and all things will unfold as they should. Sometimes the simplest answer is the hardest one to swallow. We as a species are so much more..

    Creating / On the move…..

    Jakada, T.F.

  11. Thessy Onyenedum Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    We have all been brainwashed by our enviroment, association and beginnings. We all need to unlearn what we have always believed to be the reality. Even, in Africa, we behave as if we are the inferior race. It was not our fault. That was history. Today, Moving Forward, we need to treat every human being as equals. We also need to give our fellow African Americans a second chance, third chance to earn our business. They will not grow if we do not patronize them.

  12. William Delaney Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Great article, but you did not add the worst of all and that is accepting white religion over African mysteries. I was fortunate to have read many of the great leaders of my time and it soon became apparent that we too easily accepted what came from Massa over teachings from the Motherland. Too many of us still think the world started with a 5000 year old story from the middle east which can be proved false and deny that the first upright being was on a hillside in Ethiopia 3.5 million years ago which has been proved true

    • Your Truth Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      I can agree with this story of massa’s religion, and our true practices’ from the land of our Fathers, that is what got us here anyway, is the following of strange religions and messing with strange women

  13. JAZZED Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Thank you, Lorraine!!!!!

  14. Mad Max Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    People who talk about what percentage their ancestry is, are just bad at science, and especially genetics. The Cherokee, especially the Eastern Band Cherokee, were slave owners, not slave helpers. Anyone who knows history, knows that. The Freedmen of Oklahoma are undergoing a battle right now with the Cherokee, who refuse to recognize them as part of the tribe, or share any of the benefits they have received from the federal government. The fact is, without DNA testing, none of us really know for certain who our ancestors are. Next, with respect to who you give your business to…always go with the best price and service, regardless where you find it, and you can’t go wrong. It is not in your own best interest to support cheats or frauds, and bad businesses deserve to fail, regardless of who owns them. As far as what constitutes being attractive in our society, you’d have to blame the media, which spends billions of dollars per week pushing images of what “right” looks like. The huge number of Hollywood divorces should be a red flag, that looks and money are not enough.

    • d-rhyme Reply

      December 27, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Racist statement. Many black Cherokees are on the rolls. Cherokee argument is the feds have no right to dictate who they decide are Cherokee. Further Cherokees. Were the largest population of natives in the south. Slaves resided in the south hence blacks mixed with Cherokee over others. You are happy to disparage anther oppressed group. Bet you lick whites behinds. Hell, blacks owned black slaves. You don’t count as knowing diddley.

  15. Eddy Gaffney Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I am an African American male with Native American and Irish heritage, there are four great nations that I’ve been told we hale from. Blackfoot, Cree, Cherokee, and just recently thru contact with long lost family members Seminole. The Cherokee for a period of time were not allowed to inter marry with African slaves but they also owned African slaves. On reason that most blacks could claim to have Cherokee heritage is because the Cherokee territory was one of the largest in the southeast, pretty much all the slave states in the southeast. The Seminole are a nation that truly helped the escaped slaves and Freedmen they allowed them to be assimilate into their nation even though they faced consequences from the whites who lost their slaves.
    I am proud of my heritage and by no means am I brainwashed I wish that we as a people would have this unity that others in this world have I believe that thru respect love and unity we can get where we need to be and beyond.

  16. rasil Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    You obviously have not done your research. Most Africans were transported to the Southern regions of America. Each tribe/clan pretty much dominated a territory or region. Cherokees dominated in Georgia and the Carolinas, enslaved as well as gave asylum to slaves. Seminoles, Araphahoe, Mohicans, etc. lived in other regions of the country. Lenapes lived in Philadelphia but most Blacks were not slaves in these regions. My ancestry is Cherokee and I am not apologizing for it. If that is the only information one has acquired that is what one would claim and it has nothing to do with your claims of being a “brain washed Negro. I have seen pics of my great grandmother and she was a buxom proud Native American, more specifically of the Cherokee Clan. When I submit to the DNA test, then and only then will I know the tribe/clan from Africa. As for Black men, the operative word is marry. However, Black men today, in astronomical numbers date and prefer White women. As an educator, I see and hear our young Black males continually describe “dark ” skinned sisters as unattractive. They readily navigate towards the Asian and White females and I mean readily. Light skin is still the preferred but not as much and as often as White. Just check out the documentary entitled “Dark Girls.” It’s about the persecution of Black women due to their complexion, mainly by Black men. Colorism remains a factor and I salute Bill Dukes for being honest enough to stand up against a disease that is killing our self esteem. Yet, I don’t need a documentary to educate me, I experienced and continue to everyday of my life and I am 67 years young and am as healthy ans as beautiful as i was at 35. indeed God has been kind to me, but I invested in me at a very early age. This dark beautiful skin and body has and continues to serve me well…not a wrinkle to be found nor excessive weight or fat. Investment yields high dividends when it pertains to the body and the children we bring into this world. You need to be very careful of your charges and judgments about our people. We as a people have many problems…Why? It’s because of the perpetual indoctrination of the slave master, the divisions; light, dark, fat, skinny, male, female, kinky, curly, straight, etc., etc., etc. We walked away from slavery without ever receiving any sort of counseling,therapy or the like thereof. Some of us found healing but many of us did not. The beat goes on. It’s a vicious and deprecating cycle. Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome is no mantra or catchy phrase…it is a reality. Speak truth and help heal our people. Class dismissed.

  17. Erin Thomas Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I live in a wealthy white suburb of Seattle, near Microsoft . Many of the whites won’t even acknowledge you exist, no eye contact. Cashiers won’t greet you, yet they’ll greet the customer before you and after you.
    They make it pretty obvious they don’t want you here. My point is this when I finally see another Black person which is rare, I’m so happy. Usually to my utter surprise that person will not reciprocate my greeting or look me in the eye either, like white people. I can’t believe how some of us act towards our own people. Just when we need to stick together more than ever. Yet the East Indian and Asian community here totally are united. I guess slavery did create an overwhelming degree of self hatred and mistrust in our community. SMDH!

    • Nicholas Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      Erin, I migrated to the Seattle area in the early 90′s and have have had the same experiences. I don’t live in a wealthy white suburb, but if we should ever cross paths, I assure you, you will be greeted brotherly, with due respect. I don’t think that the way we treat one another in this area is indicative in other parts of the country. I have termed this attitude, S.N.S (Seattle Negro Syndrome).

      • rasil Reply

        May 14, 2012 at 1:09 am

        Well I hate to disappoint you, but Blacks in Philadelphia are somewhat similar. We,and I dislike admitting this, but we have some very serious issues with one another. As I clearly stated in my commentary….we NEVER EVER received or obtained any kind of therapy or healing after slavery. It is not the fault of those who act this way. It is the fault of the slave master and the overseer. Ever other ethnic group that arrived on these shores have been socialized in ways to help them suceed. Even immigrants and refugees are provided the essentials to succeed and navigate through this system to obtain the American Dream. Unfortunately, AAs were NOT given any direction or guidance whatsoever. They were just told…”You are free now.” Some learned while others did not and it was by design. Thus, some of us got it by default while others of us did not. There is a fear of Blacks by Whites and I know exactly why. Non the less these people are profiting from our ignorance but they will pay dearly in the end.

        • Nicholas Reply

          May 14, 2012 at 10:45 pm

          I appreciate your comment and the shareing your thoughts, as to the reasons for these attitudes. I realize these attitudes exist throughout the black diaspora, but my comment came after exhaustive investigation on the Seattle question.

  18. The Truth Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Yawn…There is no substitute for rigourous scholarship.

  19. Louis Brown Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    10-Very, very few black people are of pure African blood. Most of us are mixed with either Native American or Caucasian blood. That is just the plain ol’ fact of the matter. There is nothing wrong with being proud of ‘all of your heritage’.

    9-86% of all black basketball players are married to black women is a kind of misleading statement. A more telling statement would be that the 14% of black basketball players married to other than black women is over three times the national average. Another glaring shortcoming to that statement is how many of those married to black women are married to “redbones’. If we’re gonna talk self hate let’s get real.

    5- Unfortunately, this pretty pass for ‘redbones’ characteristic is endemic among black men and men according to my observations and lifelong poll. The more successful a black person is the more probable that person is married to a fair skinned person. Obama is a successful black man not married to a ‘redbone’ in my opinion because he was raised by whites and not in the black community. I say that to say that we teach each other this characteristic preferring ‘redbones’. Sit down and question some of your friends about this. Ask them when did they notice this preference. (Almost all of my childhood flames were ‘redbones’. Beginning at around five years old. None of them had complexions as dark as mine. The darkest of them was built like a brick____ house.) Where did I learn this at such a young age? should I blame myself or feel guilt for my preference? I don’t think so.

    4-One of the most successful black businessmen in Atlanta overheard somebody call his business a black business. He asked that person to tell him what made them think it was a black business so he could change it. My point here is that this black business concept is a loser in todays environment. Why would anybody want to go to a black owned barbecue business that was not being marketed in white neighborhoods and embracing solid color blind business practices????

    We live in a dynamic environment. It is changing constantly. We need to respond to the changes. It is not the strongest that survives. It is the one that can adapt that survives. do you think Obama would have run for president if he held isolationist points of view like the author of this article? This black business BS is a loser. This isolationist BS is a loser. We need to stop living outside the mainstream of America. We need to follow Obama’s example and recognize changes in our society and capitalize on them. We need to understand that the standard of beauty in this country is a very tanned, tall, thin and well breasted white woman. That standard used to be a alabaster white skinned woman. Our influence on that standard is the tan.

    • Lori Roberts Reply

      May 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Well-stated, Louis! I am a dark-skinned female. My first recollection of being ashamed of my dark skin was from my own immediate family…specifically from my light-skinned maternal grandmother who was constantly trying to figure out where the hell I came from. Oh, and did I mention that she was a bible-toting Christian???

    • d-rhyme Reply

      December 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Man you are unrealistic. How do you mix us all up and maintain diversity at the same time? I think they call that an oxymoron. Somebody is going to have to give up their identity and self worth to speak a common language ( English is the most racist one I know). Unless you have not noticed America is in decay financially, morally and spiritually. Mother nature sheds herself periodically. Violence to children is a sure sign of emminent death to a society. The Creator wants us to really learn community as it is the only survival tool for civilized people. Its Gods plan. Just like night gives rise to s new day SR beginning it is the fundamental nature of life itself. Intelligence must be adaptable to survive. We will kill ourselves if we don’t recognize. Disease, violence and poverty are our modes for suicide. Moving forward to death is insanity. A new beginning or we die. It is that simple. Only a fool is so unpatriotic to embrace sure societal death.

  20. Barbara Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Very good article.

  21. Arthur Lee Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    If you are a Christian…You are a brainwashed negro…blessings

    • Louis Brown Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Agree 100%

  22. LJ Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    There are many Blacks, as we are labelled, who have Indian heritage. However,to determine bloodline, one must know that the male determines who you are. A grandmother/mother does not determine your bloodline, only the gene. The male is the seed. This is why, there is a great attempt to destroy Black males, from biblical history in Egypt,with Pharoah’s bondage and methods of destroying the male Hebrew slave babies, to the past during slavery from the ships and present, with the killing of our young Black men every day and imprisonment of more than any other nation of people, at any given time. If it were possible, we would cease to exist as a people, if all our Black males were destroyed. Black women could only become nesters for other male nationalities. If this seems unbelievable, I challenge you to check history and biology.

    • rasil Reply

      May 14, 2012 at 1:13 am

      I always learned that the female determined one’s ancestry.

  23. Diana Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I grew up with a Dutch mother here on Curacao. My father was killed in 1940 by a Dutch soldier in Aruba.My father was not a soldier. He only was saing what he thought about the war. When I was still young I could not understand why people with a dark skin were descriminated. My mother did this too and I rebelled against that.She always told me that she found me under a tree and that I was not her daughter. When I was 12 I had a friend with a dark skin. I got spanked by my mother.Growing up I felt something fighting inside of me and I did not understand this till I found out that my father’s grandmother was from Africa.Than I understood. It was good to know and since than I knew where I stood and why I felt what I felt inside of me. Even before that I was getting “messages” from people African people who were forced to give up their freedom 300 hundred years ago. One of them I wrote in a poem, saying :”Don’t call me slave anymore, I was a human being that was forced to give up my freedom. etc.”. I wrote three poems saying what “they” told me to say. I am not only proud I am black even though my skin is not black (I wish it was),I am glad I am. The dark race is the strongest race in the world. I feel that inside of me and this make me strong.
    If feel bad about myself how could another person feel”good” about me?

    it was not the colour of my skin
    that triggered your cruel treatment
    but simply the level of your soul

    • rasil Reply

      May 14, 2012 at 1:16 am

      Whether you believe this or not…BLack’s because of their melanin are considered God’s people and thais is only one of the reasons we are discrimanated against.

  24. KC Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I agree with Rasheed. “Pretty” women and “fine” men do get passes no matter their race. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and not always because of brainwashing. Some think beauty is in height, weight, atheletic porportioned body, intelligence, personality, perfect pearly white teeth, skin condition ect, and not necessarily tied into ones skin color or the length of ones hair. Bad breath will not get one a pass no matter how physically attractive your eye beholds.

  25. The Wordallogic Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I love this! It speaks to truths for so many people. If you can’t relate to one there are others that we can relate to. I have sisters who both act as if somehow they are the “other” black people and it burns me up. I do a significant amount of volunteer work and see people of every personality type in EVERY race so to make such blanket statements stereotyping our own people infuriates me. Additinally I am very light skinned and was tortured by darker skinned girls when I was younger because of it. For years I would not even befriend light skinned women like myself because I resented them for the way I was treated because so many of them acted better than darker skinned girls and the anger was taken out on a person like me who sees us all as the same race. I have shared this article as it is very important for all people to take a look at themselves!

  26. jermaine Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Until WE realize that we are living under a Curse from the One that created us and chose US to be His Own People “..above all the nations over the face of the earth” we will always be stumbling around in this life being the ‘Tail’ and not the Head that we were Chosen to be. Until WE Humble ourselves and Pray and seek the face of the One who chose us, and TURN from our Many, Many Wicked ways; ONLY THEN will we be healed as a Nation and our many sins forgiven and be restored to a land that was promised to us. Any other path to our restoration is a futile attempt to circumvent what has been ordained by our Creator.That is indeed THE answer to our delima. This is not my Opinion. It is written in the scriptures; pre told that we would be in the condition that we find ourselves in today. There is but ONE way out. But….Y’all don’t want to hear THAT, do you?

    • Sincere Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      Another form of negro brainwashing is incurable religiousity. Black people traditionally did not subscribe to the dogma that the world’s religions (judaism, christianity and islam) uses to deny natural humanity in lieu of their twisted, constricted view of eurocentric, individualistic control.

      African people are the first humans to create and practice organized ways in which we recognize and engage with spirit and the Creator. Religion is a recently invented tool used to try to control people. And some of us, unfortunately, have drunk too much of the kool-aid.

      • Louis Brown Reply

        May 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm

        All religions are descended from sunworship and based on the zodiac. Religion goes back as far as mans existence. What the overwhelming majority of people know about religion has little to do with what religion is and where it came from. a small investigation into astrotheology will prove this.

  27. Ruby from NJ Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I try to patronize Black-owned businesses, but a few restaurants are not clean enough for me: there is old grease and dirt in the cracks where the table meets the wall. I stopped going to a beauty parlor three blocks away because it was never open on time. I had to buy the Sunday papers from the white man’s store because the Black store across the street didn’t open until 11:00 a.m. or Noon on Sundays. Big night on Saturday, I guess. The shopkeepers don’t realize how much business they lose by opening late.

  28. markham Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm


  29. Mini Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I have a degree in biology, and the ‘gene’ is what determines where you came from. Actually, it’s the mitochondrial DNA, if you want to use proper terms. Using the term “bloodlines” is tradition, not science. If you ask the Jews, it’s the MOTHER that determines acceptance into the religion. That’s their religious tradition, and if that’s how your culture has done it for centuries, and you accept that, that’s fine, but accept it as a time-honored tradition, and don’t try to confuse it with biology.
    “…Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is contained in the cytoplasm of the cell, rather than the nucleus. This type of DNA is passed by a mother to both male and female offspring without any mixing, so your mtDNA is the same as your mother’s mtDNA, which is the same as her mother’s mtDNA. mtDNA changes very slowly so it cannot determine close relationships as well as it can determine general relatedness. If two people have an exact match in their mtDNA, then there is a very good chance they share a common maternal ancestor, but it is hard to determine if this is a recent ancestor or one who lived hundreds of years ago. It is important to keep in mind with this test that a male’s mtDNA comes only from his mother and is not passed on to his offspring.

    Example: The DNA tests that identified the bodies of the Romanovs, the Russian imperial family, utilized mtDNA from a sample provided by Prince Philip, who shares the same maternal line from Queen Victoria.”

  30. Mini Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    And now I don’t see the post from the person who stated the father’s ‘bloodline’ is the only way to determine ancestry! Maybe someone else will benefit from actual scientific information. Ah well.

  31. DR P Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    GOOD ARTICLE Kathy… I would have to agree with some of your points above. I have always questioned why so many Black people seem to use that “we got cherrokee blood in us”.. LOL. I never cared, because while a few family members have used that statement, I dont see it and I dont care. Self Hatred can be subtle. It is hardened frustration that comes out of ones inability to reconcile themselves with the truth of themselves or what matters most– spiritually affirming and empowering. We never need to compare ourselves individually nor collectively up against anyone else. We just need to BE… and make the best choices that VALIDATE OURSELVES BEFORE OURSELF. When one starts comparing themselves, it leads to JUDGING and JUDGING is often anchored in skewed or distorted perceptions linked with relative human realities that is ultimately an ILLUSION anyway.

  32. Doug Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I think you missed a few indications of black self-hatred.

    If you believe that the absolute best that black people can hope to be is a thug, gansta, bitch or ho…thats black self hatred.

    If you would rather blame someone else for your problems, rather than acknowledge your problems and take the intiative, responsiblity and power to fix your problems…thats black self hatred.

    If you are unnecessarily inflaming the issues and truth because you ultimately want to start a race war that the black comminity cannot win…thats black self hatred.

    When you teach black people to hate white hate culture, when all Africans with American ancestory do in fact have on average 17% white DNA…thats self hatred.

  33. Victor love Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    So true regarding all ten, we have to step up as a people.

  34. Alex Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I loved this article! plus I’m sick of EVERRYY black claiming to b Cheroke…. I must admit I don’t usually frequent black owned business’ but that’s b.c every experience I’ve had with black owned business’ the service has been HORRIBLE in some way or another

  35. AJ Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    The mere fact that any of you are trying to justify your agreement with anything in this list is beyond me. Being black doesn’t make you special, it’s makes you human. That’s it. No more, no less. When you begin to identify your skin color with a reason why things are done,that means you accept that everything thinks something is wrong with you because you’re black.

    There’s nothing wrong dating a person a outside of your race, there’s nothing wrong with claiming your Native American ancestry and there’s nothing wrong with you. Think the way you want to think and live your life. The person that wrote this article gets paid to tell us all about what’s wrong with us. Take it with a grain a salt.

  36. Kiara Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Wow! I love this article!!!!!

  37. Bradley Dubose Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I really have been called oreo most of my life. When I was a kid my mother did not allow me to speak slang in her house. For that reason I reason i was pick on, beat up, and basically ignored by my own race. Now as and adult I tend to gravitate to black people like me. And as for the hair thing… Look when you break almost every tooth on your comb just to fix your hair, I really think its time for some Hawaiian Silky lol

    • Lenny Reply

      July 16, 2012 at 12:05 am

      Out of everybody’s comments, yours has made the most sense. You’re not preaching, overly Afrocentric, you got straight to the point, you’re not picking through various ethnicities and over-analyzing DNA and bloodlines and crap. You’re not speaking against natural hair but you did make a valid point that if you’re breaking combs left and right,you might wanna straighten that ish out.

  38. Bro.Kenya Kala Kenyatta Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I believe our people are still mentally inprison, We have to change very soon or are race will be destroy!

  39. Stephanie Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Wow, this resignated in me, something powerful and undescribable. I am knowingly giulty of number 4 because black people charge more and a lot of there boutiques won’t let you return or exchange a purchase like other retailers do. So I usually stay away from certain black owned businesses.
    I have heard several black men try to justify why their with other races mainly white and it is unbelievable what they say. One man said that he wouldn’t have a child by a black woman because two black people can not make beautiful babies.
    I am a beautiful black woman and I have a beautiful black baby girl. I love my black man. I hold what we have most dear to my heart because of how our own people look at each other.
    I never truly understood how the hatred of ourselfs could be so deep that a black man would talk about and treat black women the way they do.
    I know several people who fit the bill on this article and thats really sad.

    • Lp Reply

      May 30, 2013 at 3:14 am

      Dark skinned black babies are very beautiful. Don’t be fooled. Black and any other race too. I don’t know anybody who would actually call a baby ugly regardless of skin tone.

  40. Malcolm Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I hope you continue to support Black-owned businesses. These businesses create jobs and make economic contributions to our community. With more support, I am sure they will maintain longer operating hours, reduce prices and improve maintenance. Remember, your consumer dollars drive the economy for everyone, so help yourself and support Black-owned businesses.

  41. Karin Sims Lowery Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I really like this article, it taught me somethings about my race that I did’nt know, thanks for the 411. When we read we learn, don’t sell yourself short by listening to others, find out for yourself.

    Peace, Love and Hairgrease

  42. Jan KT Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I think there are some good points made here – but I can’t believe that in the year 2012 people are still talking about different ‘races’. There is one race, the human race. We all originate from Africa. Yes – there are cultural differences, coming from shared historical experiences, and of course different skin colours related to that. But racism feeds off eugenics – the pseudoscience that constructed a hierarchy of ‘races’ to justify the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Let’s not use that language and buy into old racist ideologies.

  43. Lorraine too Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Ok, another Lorraine here that agrees with the prior Lorraine; 6 yrs behind u. I too am light skinned and have same/similar problems. Quit being haters of our skin in this century; life is already difficult enough w/out having ur own race give u the blues cause of what u look like. Geez… article was good overall & agree. I’m the ‘blk sheep ‘ in my family; only one to marry blk vs white and not pretend being white. As 4 blk businesses, I agree w/ Rasheed…judgment placed on the ones who fail to delivery & try to rape u at the same time. Nufff said… tired of topic already

  44. Kathleen Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Ruby from NJ
    You have a choice to buy from whom you wish, but maybe that “black owned” owner attents Church service on Sumday Morning and saving his soul is more important to him then selling you a newspaper.

  45. Mandingo Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    The points are on point.Clarifications are that we are Afrikans and not ‘Blacks’ and self-haters who falsely claim that they are part Cherokee,European etc try to negate their Afrikaness by falsely claiming non-Afrikan ancestors to ‘feel good’ about themselves.Natives in the ‘US’ were and are not “Indians’.Columbus falsely believed he had reached some islands near India by sailing west,so stop using this ignorant and stupid terminology.Incidentally a lot of these natives in the ‘US’ were racists who enslaved Afrikans.

    • mcnatej Reply

      May 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      The knowledge of human history changes through the years, but what we do know is that the oldest evidence of human existence is found in Africa. With that being said, we can say that every human has evolved from the migration out of Africa. Are you suggesting that those blacks, who in fact have some none African ancestors, should not feel good about themselves. May I remain you that being Black is a state of mind and has little to do with skin color. Herman Cain and Clarence Thomas are certainly, as you term it Afrikans, but for sure not Blacks.

  46. Frances Caldwell Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Writer of article and respondants, watch movie HIDDEN COLORS. Will help you understand who you are and why you are!

  47. The Realest(ist) Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    They solution to black self hatred is nation building….African Americans have no nation to call home. Sure we know we’re from Africa, but where exactly? Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast? Jewish people built a nation of their own called Israel and it gave their people a sense of pride and encouraged them to learn more about their own history. Marcus Garvey had it right, but you can’t expect US to fork over their own land to us so we can build our own nation…we cant even get a formal apology for slavery. Its up to us to go to Africa and develop a nation of our own that blacks in America can call home.

  48. Jason Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Number 11, if you post dumb black-based columns thinking you’re satisfying your African-American base… This was the dumbest column I’ve seen yet. This website is actually perpetuating the “dumbness” stereotype blacks must should. Not because this is YourBlackWorld means it should also be a Sambo show. Publish some relevant stuff more often and stop dumbing down to “what you think” your audience will only understand!

  49. Ms V Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Yes, everyone shares good ideas, but where do we go from here? Let’s stop criticizing and unify as a people. Our ancestors from the earlier years (20′s,30′s,40′s) were so unified, they dressed with respect, and treated each other with respect. I pray that we can get back to that community, I think that our people could become much closer!!! Please don’t forget to vote this year, President Obama needs us!! Peace

  50. Kansas Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Is it okay to say my family has ‘Indian blood’ if my great-grandmother was a full-blooded Indian? Oh, and did I say she was Cherokee? This is not a theory…her youngest daughter is still living (96 years old). I’m just wondering…

  51. Kansas Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Oh, my bad. PC term: Native American.

  52. SullyHarth Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    #1 truly speaks extreme volume and is the ultimate, most overrated statistical stereotype used on a regular basis of the topic at hand most definitely. Whoever gets to read this particular article and you think it depicts you, you find it unrealistic because the author categorically lists these stereotypes, it hits a nerve with you and it upsets you because the author lists these stereotypes numerically, then you definitely need to reflect and dwell on all 10. Hell, I’m surprised he only list 10. I can list 10 plus more in lieu of the 10 he listed, and I’m almost certains others can as well who will agree with the 10 that he has list.

  53. Mitch Mitchell Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    But what if we can prove that we have Cherokee blood? I’m just saying that I can back it up if someone needs to look at the pedigree. lol And let’s face it, who else is going to cut my hair correctly other than a black barber?

  54. Tewdrowos Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    why I do agree with Ms.Henry the stuff she has listed is not new nor eye openning,Malcolm X discussed this in his autobiography,Dr.Frances cress welsing talked about this in The IsIs papers,Carter G.Woodson addressed this in the Miseducation of the Negro,and I can go on and on.so I wonder if Ms.Henry had some sort of awaking herself or did she come into the knowledge of self by chance ,which is a great thing.I have traveled and lived in various states within the United States and I must say this problem is pervasive North,South,East and West and outside the the U.S.as well via latin America and Europe.

  55. Your Truth Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    This is so funny..How to tell if you are a brainwashed Negro? Well, the truth is so many don’t know themselves at all, the laborer, businessman, professional and the politician. We were never Niggers, Negroes, Colored, Black, nor African Americans, Puerto Ricans, Jamaicans, Brazilians, etc or any byword used to confuse us of our true identity(Israel). I have read many of the comments on this board and its shows the self hatred for their brethren and sistren. This is for the most part is punishment of our fore parents and ourselves being disobedience to the creator. Funny you all must have not read and overstood Deut 28. Many don’t even believe in the 1st commandment and think they do by following Christ. In which say many dont believe the 2n commandment too, that says not to make any GRAVEN image for yourselves..what is the crucifix but a image of the grave and how many wear the cross some even tattoo it on their bodies. Need I say more..no cause many will not listen anyway, and that is why we are here in the land of pursuers and punishers who are blamed guiltless (Geo. Zimmerman)for one to begin with in recent times, what about the kindergarten girl who was arrested, thinks it funny, what to continue fight each other? Hit me back if you want the truth.

  56. MiliD Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Although your points are valid, I don’t like the title. It’s racist and degrading. It denote racism. Can we move beyond color and merely make statements about black people.

  57. Michael Ewing Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I got to say, and I am telling the truth, none of that applies to me, furthermore on some of them I’m more than shocked that some of our black brothers/sisters would even entertain such a notion. In my heart I’m not just black, but blickety,
    blickety, blickety black!!!

  58. bj Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I have a twist on number 10. In some cases I don’t think it is a denial of our African heritage. It could also be a denial of the miscegenation between slaves and master. Some people don’t want to admit there are some white relatives in their past, not matter how long ago it happened. They would rather say their lighter skin and long hair came from Indian heritage rather than caucasian.

  59. MiliD Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Your points are valid and funny!! However, the title is racist. Do we constantly have to focus on color. This is a black magazine, the year is 2012 and technology is ubiquitous, so why use the old slave word “negro”. Black folk didn’t choose the word “negro”. Can your talk be about black folk in general in lieu of being a “negro”. This is why black folk can’t move on because our own people are constantly reminding us who we are. It’s not just the white folk. Change the subject line and you’ll probably get more readers. Not all things function only by color.

  60. Smith Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm


  61. Sherrie C Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    The article is right on! I have shared on FaceBook. Thanks.

  62. Candace Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    If we would re-program the Willie Lynch Chip that the European has done a job on us for our culture and learn that it would not be a civilization without Afrikans from the land of the black we would learn how to respect ourselves.

  63. OpenFist247 Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 1:33 am

    I basically agree with the article, and in fact, I’m going to forward it. But, I do have one issue with black people who get mad at those of us who claim Native Heritage. I understand the assumption that it is a de-Africanization tactic, and for some it probably is. However, some of us have experienced people talking to us about how we’re supposed to have received benefits from obscure treaties due to the drop of native blood, have grandparents or great grandparents who are native, etc. etc. I personally tell people this: I am part native, and part other things too, but all of that still makes me 100% black. No shame, no hiding, just the truth. I don’t see anybody sharing their casino money with a brother!

  64. wil-lie Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 1:55 am

    black are not brainwash they are poor a they do not have power…having a white man job is not power…because he is going to fire you…why?….what they are doing to you now is nothen compared to what they are going to do to blacks….they already got blacks drug up….they are giving black women AIDS everyday…because they don’t know that melanoma cancer is AIDS..not saying every white person will get melanoma cancer but how would you know….like louis farrakhan said they are killing black people everyt day…not talking about the ones that got melanoma AIDS virus….they bought 30 million mexicans to america just to fight black….they know you don’t have land so you can’t create jobs at least not massive job creation….may be if black build their farm system…they are not bainwash they can’t fine stable jobs because of the extreme unorganization….the black rich don’t know how take care of there people…they can’t create jobs

  65. wil-lie Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 2:01 am

    organization is the real problems with blacks in america…we got to take our on census records…to know where we are and now we are doing…know where to build and what to build….Black people need to know how to create billionaire in their state that have a few million blacks and the billionaires that is create need to know how to invest that money back into the black communities “{the money is not entrust to you for private enjoyment}” but for job creation in the black communities for brothers that will get out of the white European prison trying to rebuild their life but cannot because the kkk have put that 1960’s law back in place against them yes the same old kkk that kill DR. Martin Luther King’ George Herbert “walker” bush and companies felonies law ….
    First thing we got to understand as blacks people is that we live under extreme land occupation that disallow blacks to grow and build the quality life without the white men and white women and this is the major problem in everyday black life for the young black men and young black women all across America. We can stay inside this bull shyt of a system that the white man and the white women own and control or we can really start to build and grow in America outside the white men and white women by building thing that make life better for us as black people put down the cars, the telephones, close and cut off the cable unless we get these new black tv station oprah, Magic, puff daddy, {it a state of mine’ we call it brainwash}. We can grow corn, we can grow wheat, and we can grow beans and peas of all kinds and we can clean it and get it ready to be package for long term use create all kinds of other companies like beer companies ect…..we can build the packaging system just like the white European are doing picking up the bottle, plastic’s and aluminum can and put them back in the fire and process them.
    Start with the most powerful system of them all chicken operation…from the growing of the chicken to the manufactories of the chicken for eating and the eggs for rebirth to make more chicken and for eggs to eat. Next I don’t eat the “hog” but a lot of brothers and sisters do…I don’t eat the cow but a lot of brothers and sisters do’ build fishing farms of all kind also “{the white man will guard the cow and the fish with his life}”. Use some of the corn as feed and some soybean mix with the corn as feed use the mix some time. ”{what do you think the cow and chicken disease was about stop the other people from selling these animal to masses population like the white men and the white women do}”
    The white Europeans kick blacks off a lot of jobs in America and bought in 30 million illegal immigrants and put them on jobs all across America why? Well it’s a few reason ‘but the main reason is that the white Europeans cannot go out in the sun and pick their foods without catching cancer so they had to get black off these jobs and reset these jobs with Mexican.
    Blacks got fine away to grow all kinds of planted vegetable and some fruits the black in America live under extreme land occupation so we got to be creative on how we grow food…..the white man is all way sitting in the way of the water supply “{what do you really think the military weapon is for “the land and the water”}” green housing will be one way to go grow certain food using level call stack green housing……on the lower level grow, on the next level grow, and so on….heavy to light…will put almost every black man back to work with free trade agreements..

  66. olivia Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Well I am seriously brainwashed, cause I hate black men; only white men for me!

    • Wahiid Reply

      April 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      That’s more than “brainwash” Olivia. You’re a racist too.

  67. wil-lie Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 2:18 am

    they are kill blacks by mixing quicker then any thing…and yes it was organize

  68. mike j Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Man this don’t have nothing to do with being brain washed but I try to do buisness with our black “buisness owners” and I’m sorry but maybe its my experience but iv always gotten burned on some level & as a buisness owner myself, it makes us look bad!

  69. SON Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 3:48 am

    I enjoyed reading this article and the responces were from beautiful to brainwashed to brainless.
    My people. Please continue to study, grow and communicate. The return of “THE SON OF MAN” is upon us. All truths will be revealed. Peace.

  70. Richard Johnson,Jr. Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I have responded to many of your surveys. I have yet to have a comment posted. What is he criterion for such?

  71. Richard Johnson,Jr. Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

    A good friend attended the United States Military Academy. While at the Point, he observed that a number of the Black Cadets only bonded with White Cadets. The term casualty was used to describe these Cadets. I imagine that many casualties exist in the larger society. I assume these casualties have convinced themselves that this tactic is the route to achievement in America. Light or Dark, they are among us :}

  72. Richard Johnson,Jr. Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 11:57 am


  73. Eva Jones Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    What about when a black person says” “Black people have a tendency too…”. They say it like they are not a black person or they are some kind of special black person. All the tendencies they say black people have, not all of us have them.

  74. jay Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I cant say im brainwashed… but i definitely relate to some of the above listed mind frame.. NOT FOR NOTHING.. i work with helping BLACK GET into business.. WE HAVE ALOT TO LEARN, before i continue to spend money at our establishments.. DONT GET ME WRONG.. I DO!!!!, but, THERE’S ALWAYS A BUT!… ive been the island girl, who was DENIED my TRUE blackness FROM MY HOOD FRIENDS BECAUSE of my ISLAND parents…I KNOW WE ARE ALL FROM THE MOTHERLAND, but our HISTORIES, CAN slightly differ (HAITIANS)… SO i beg to differ on what you constitute as BRAINWASHED.. some of it is TRUTH!..

  75. anonomous Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Sounds like another racist rant to me. under the guise of trying to help our people realize the threat of the Man subjugating our black Men and Women so they don’t realize how beautiful we are, blah blah, blahbetty blah. If you can say objectively when you’re in a restaurant and see some brother with a White woman or vice versa, that you DON’T judge them to be a brainwashed Negro BEFORE you talk to them. But with all that hatred towards people who are not EVEN BOTHERING YOU, or our culture, for that matter, you probably pre-judge every situation and thus win every argument

  76. Dover Davis Jr. Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 6:47 pm


    The source of our problem is grounded in socialization”!!!!

  77. MEANY MO Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    What is that crossways in yo lap? A ham hock?

  78. mrsshya Reply

    May 12, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    The “indian in me” thing is a pet peeve of mine. I cringe when people say it! why? what does it mean to others? keep it to yourself! be you. when folks see you they know you “black” no matter what you claim! even though it is evident in my grandfather, uncles, and my father: in their fair skin and hairtype and it jibes with the history and culture of area of north florida that that they hail from. i’m extra brown and beside my hair it’s not evident in me. no one cares anyway. i’d dare not claim it outloud. it doesn’t make you a better person. btw how come people never say we have white in our family (which is more probable anyway) LOL!

  79. gretchen hazell Reply

    May 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm


    I think you got it very wrong…PEOPle PERIOD SPEND A LOT OF $$$$$ ON hair care…white folks, korean,chinese, etc…want curly hair…sometimes they wan to take the kink or frizz out of their hair…color their hair, perm their hair…do you relaly think all those hair care advertisements are for “white folks only.” White women have been wearing wigs and hair peices before black folks ever thought of doing it! Hair care industey is huge…look in any magazine! And let’s not talk about the men hair care products growing each day!

  80. bobby g Reply

    May 13, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Number 3 about the hair would mean about 90% of the black women are self loathing.

  81. fig newton Reply

    May 13, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I definitely am not a Brainwashed Negro.

  82. maria kline Reply

    May 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Some of this i can agree with and some i can it to aint what really make us slaves it’s deeper then that. I feel only salves because we choose to keep think like slaves and want to be white more then black. We have been brainwash for many years to think with the right side of the brain then the left. The Hihger Power has maded many ways to find out truth and the real reason about who really the black race is and what we got to do has a balck race to free ourself first then maybe,then maybe we can free the world on how they think about us that they call the black race that has placed a big part in many life time and the world.com!!

  83. MizzGivens Reply

    May 14, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Kathy, I don’t respect any of the points you ask us to consider. These ideas are superficial and irrelevant. While the article’s title is provocative and you clearly went for the same throughout your piece, all I could think was 1) you need a good editor, and 2) the complaints are lowbrow.

  84. mark anthony Reply

    May 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    We have all drunk the kool-aide… sad part– most of us don’t know how brainwashed we really all are!

  85. EducBlkMan Reply

    May 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Funny how when people talk of our own prejudices based on complexion, it’s always light-skinned vs. dark-skinned women, and how coveted the lighter women is by Black men. But, they don’t want to talk about the UN-covetousness of light-skinned men. Being a Black man lighter complected I can say without a doubt “It’s hard out here for a pimp”. Many of us have been the convenient target of darker complected people’s self- and white hatred. It’s the reason why I fight and shoot so well, it was necessary to be able to navigate the streets of D.C. without fear of being a target. You can fake all you want, but everyone light-skinned knows we have to whip major a$$ to not be considered a pretty boy. If it weren’t true then why do you always here comedians say’ “light-skinned is coming back”. It’s because our own people sent us away for Wesley Snipes.

  86. Buddha Allah Reply

    May 15, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Race was created in the 15th century to justify slavery. The mental process is so devastaing that we have internalized the devastaing neurotic ideology. “We” as human beings, there is but one race, the human race. Nationlism has its place in our stuggle for a socially just society. We must grow as black people before we can develop as people.

  87. H. W. MULLINS Reply

    May 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Black folk are just trying to survive in this European dominated world. If acting white and taking on white thoughts are what it takes for some folk to survive, more power to them. One has to understand that Africans were kidnapped out of their continent, transported through the middle passage where a number died, enslaved in the Americas, and treated like chattel.
    When the work disappeared, we became wards of the United States. There has never been a legitimate transfer from slave to free program. Technology has advanced so rapidly over the years, so there has never been enough jobs for both whites and blacks.
    Guess who got those jobs? It’s like a race on an oval track. The outside lanes are staggered,so every runner runs the same distance. In the US, we all start at the same point. However, we as slave decendants, did not have the benefits of the 40 acres and a mule, education, or other needed life necessities to even the playing field.
    Therefore, we are always running the outside lane without the stagger. Even those of us who make up the stagger, sometimes our medals are taken by racial discrimination or bigotry.
    Sometimes soldiers are killed by no fault of their own but by decisions made by others. We are that group of soldiers. We do whatever it takes to survive. If some believe that collaborating with the enemy is a way to survive, so be it. One has to understand that past experience is used to decide future action.
    There was a study done on American military captors during the Korean War. The camps were so deep in Korea that chances of escape were impossible. The prisoners were classified in groups.
    There were the resisters, very religious, collaborators, and those that shut down. We, African descendants in the Unites States, could be classified as such. Our response to the injusties heaped upon us cause us to resopond in similar fashion.

  88. Les Reply

    May 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    You go girl! You are on target! I have emailed this to all my friends. Just today, a few hours ago at a conference, this sister who was the keynote speaker at a health conference spoke about the fact that she has had 3 strokes. She was young, light skinned, with long hair. This lady actually came up to her and said, “I did not think you would look like this. I thought you would be short, dark with short hair.” This lady said this in the presence of a lady who looked like this! And guess what? It was totally unconscious! These thoughts and feelings are deeply ingrained in us.

  89. me3e0w Reply

    May 19, 2012 at 6:24 am

    white women LOOK clean…black chicks usually have hairy legs,and nappy,greasy lookin hair!
    which would YOU rather EAT OFF OF?

  90. malik a. Rashid Reply

    May 28, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    i, feel that we as a race have been taught more of sumone’s esle cultral , not eenough of our forefather and antcestor cuiltral, however, this day in age we still believe whatever the so call white race tell us, we as a race still being taught white superemacy, through our education institutional, relgion instutions. I remember when we had love n respect for each other. However, our spiritual leader n polotical leader are failing n decieving us, mainly we’re failing n decieving ourselves. Food for thoughts.

  91. Lenny Reply

    July 15, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    “If you deny the African within by stating that your descendants are from the Caribbean. How in the hell did you think all those Black folks ended up on those islands?”

    First of all, you mean ‘ancestors’, not ‘descendants’. Descendants are people who come after you. Come on. Another way to find out if you’re a brainwashed Negro is being so Black and Afrocentric that you think the “White Man’s Dictionary” is irrelevant. Now, go read it.

    • A Virgin Tomorrow Reply

      September 23, 2012 at 5:47 am

      Dude, you’re coming off as nothing more than a bitter douche with your grammar nazi attempts and invalidation the people on this board. In the end the only one being invalidated is you.

      You are demonstratively incapable simple coexistence as you are unable to just grant others beingness, which is far more egregious a character flaw than not having mastered 9th grade grammar. Simply put, you are a monolithic a-hole and that sucks much, much more than confusing nominative case with objective case pronouns.

      It doesn’t take a PhD in rocket science– or writing composition– to realize that you’ve been hit in a tender spot with the blog and that you’ve simply selected a juvenile, douchebag, as well as overused method of coping with that reality.

      My advice to you is to quickly get over yourself so you can start making friends.

  92. Indy Reply

    July 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Here are 10 truths about me as one Black person who was thought to be brainwashed by the dominant culture *whatever that perceived dominant culture may be*:

    10. I actually do have Native American blood. My family is multicultural. Carolinian Siouan.

    9. I don’t really care about who married and what race a NBA player chose to marry. If you are happy, I am more than happy for you.

    8. Well I know some people from the Carribean. If they don’t want to be called African…they don’t want to be called African, then.

    7. It is too bad that black people can not be rich, powerful and have magical powers like white people…*rolleyes* Kidding. REALLY, I AM kidding.

    6. I don’t complement any woman on how beautiful they are. If they don’t know already…what am I gonna do to add to their outlook?

    5. Re-read number four and commit it to memory.

    4. I don’t refuse the services of any Black businesses that I go to. But I will say that I have been refused getting services by some Black businesses because I am gay. I respected that. I no longer get haircuts from that shithead. Color me racist. Color him homophobe.

    3. Good hair is when you still have it when you are older.

    2. I don’t care about educated married interracial couples. If you are together and committed…I am happy for you.

    If you can’t keep a relationship, find out why…somehow.

    1. About intraracial racism…I think that if someone didn’t like me or wanted to date me because I am black…or having a mixed race fam…or whatever. They don’t. I respect that. If they want to love someone of a different race…they should be able to do if they want. It isn’t about what other intraracial daters want…it is what interracial daters want.

  93. mmdccbslm Reply

    August 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    good article. gabby’s mom should read this.

  94. TheFacts Reply

    November 14, 2012 at 7:44 am

    These stereotypes exist because for the most part they are true. Don’t take my word for, that’s what the Black community says. Yes there are exceptions, but for the most part it’s true. Rather than be in denial, why not just deal with it, not as a group, but as individuals. This tribalism nonsense is one of the reasons why Black people as a whole are where they are. Humans are individuals and as such, they should be allowed to be unique and have differing opinions. In the Black community that isn’t the case. On the contrary, they are labeled as Uncle Toms. Black people are the only people that do this to their own. This is the truth.

  95. Paradisio Reply

    December 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    You forgot one. Writing a low vibrating, cliche article that tries to come off as poignant and educational.


  96. A Comprehensive Reader Reply

    December 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I’m reading some of these comments and wondering if people actually read the article or just perused every three lines and came up with a conclusion.

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  98. The Rain Reply

    December 27, 2012 at 8:40 am

    A hit dog will sure holler,listen to the ones that don’t have the sense to just think about what was said,nooo,they just get defensive and start throwing themselves under the train with their responses.Ant-intellectuals always give themselves away.

  99. Jose J. Bronze Reply

    December 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

    11- The negro defending Amerikkka like heaven saying: “Show me a country called colored, black or negro and I’ll help you buy a ticket to visit your mother country” or “Some are afraid to call themselves African-American”. FOOLS! Show me a country calles Africa-America!
    (Besides the fact that you stopped and thought what to put after the word ‘mother’… you fooled yourself when typing ‘country’ instead of ‘land’).

    Excellent poit to point out these 10 points, but reality is much worse… your missing THE point.

  100. jewellthief Reply

    April 1, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Excellent article….covered just about all the points….reading some of the comments, sounds like people took exception to certain points that affect them…

  101. RMoore Reply

    April 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    If you believe all 10 of these are absolutely correct, you could be to
    o stupid to be Black.

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    April 24, 2013 at 10:24 pm

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  104. Bobby Reply

    April 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

    The color complex BS is still very much instilled in the minds of Black people. It’s politically correct to publicly deny it,

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  106. Lp Reply

    May 30, 2013 at 4:33 am

    I am Morpheus and the Overseers racist system is the matrix. Prepare to be unpluged. 4 facts that could potentielly lift people’s minds from the anxieties of PTSS are:
    1.Division of any sort is a tool of evil. The over analysis of self and others will lead to a path of destruction for your metaphysical environment.

    2.Black People are the foundation. Everyone was black at one point and you should be glad that even if your only 1 / 16 black you show the deepest roots of autonomy on the planet.

    3.Africa has the second largest population in the world. Discrimination shouldn’t be a problem after what the African population has been through on a whole. So many people have survived this “curse” as you may call it.

    4.Black People only have 2 decades to get it together. Jk but really just look ahead black folks arent actually cursed just tired after what we’ve been through.
    Pretty basic but it still helps me everyday.

  107. JimmyDee Reply

    July 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm

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  108. penny Reply

    July 28, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Talking about brainwashed Obama Care is around the corner. Google Obama Care job loss, Google Native Americans against Obama Care. Google Blacks Against Obama Care.

  109. Keetowah Cherokee Reply

    September 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    How do you feel if you see a european male with an african female? Do you expect the same treatment? I used to have issues with native females dating outside our race but then I realized im also Irish and that would make me a total hypocrite considering I wouldnt be here if people of different races didnt fall in love.

  110. Keetowah Cherokee Reply

    September 27, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Iroquois is actually not a tribe. Its a confederation of multiple tribes such as Onodonga, Cayuga, Kanienkaha (Mohawk), Tsalagi (Cherokee) and others. Im Native American and Irish (not actually african) but I have to ask whats wrong with mixed africans recognizing their Native heritage. Youd actually learn your related to a lot of mixed europeans that have Native blood. Im not African (unless you go back 30, 000 years) but I like your blog. Keep picking yourselves up by your bootstraps. Yawa wado Aho!

  111. Keetowah Cherokee Reply

    September 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Hebrew israelites I have a question for you. Why do you seperate Native Americans from hispanics and latinos? The common link between hispanics and latinos is their Native blood, not spanish or italian. That means hispanics latinos and natives are the tribe of Gad, according to you. So that means their are two tribes unaccounted for.

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  114. Ancestroy resides in Nubia Reply

    December 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I totally agree with this article.

    In Britain the light skinned blacks or mixed race individuals are undeniably brainwashed. They express a deep hatred to dark skin peopl and Africans, but suck up to white people, in actual facts I think they look up to them and have undisclosed fear towards whites.

    The way I see is, they’ve had their minds and spirits corrupt by the evil that was endured, the risidual effects are still being felt.

    Im a dark skin African women, who has silky glowing skin, i’ve been told many times that I am very good looking for a dark skin usually by ligjt skin men. I also get insults from both men and women who are light for being dark skin. My response is ‘at least im not a slave who is brainwashed’ (there are many Caribbeans in the UK). I do not turn the other cheek….an eye for an eye.

    Its not Afrocentric saying black people are God’s chosen people…why do u think we are designed so that the constant element which is the sun, doesnt aim to kill us?- through the rays that are emittted from it. Not only that the melanin found in the brain is more previlant in African people and those who descend from there…….Learn about ur true state

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  119. Hero Reply

    February 2, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Here we go again with black women attempting to define what black should be or their version of what being conscience black is.. You reference marital numbers from 2007, are you kidding? This article is a joke.


    February 2, 2014 at 8:46 am

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  121. Paul Reply

    February 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I kind of get where the writer wants to go with her thoughts however at times she comes across as a vexed black woman who is spewing anger at black men because one has ditched her. Also this article is slanted towards MEN..umm where does it written that WOMEN don’t have the same issues or go through the same stupid conclusions some men have?

    So whilst the piece is interesting it is just another black woman spewing hate when really what she should be doing is trying to motivate her race to love one another unconditionally, don’t be a remote that is constantly programmed and used by the so called ‘superior race”.

  122. rubytopaz Reply

    February 2, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    And on, and on, and on it goes. Where it stops nobody knows. Blaming individuals for what ever the ill of the moment. This article is like blaming women for their appearance, or for the way they dress as to why they were rapped.

    The collective historical psyche is as much to blame. If you want to point out such individual delinquencies in behaviours count yourself in on it. This para-psychology blogging nonsense with its constant theme of ‘I’m a better black person than you are’ is really getting tired. And, is just as harmful to the community as the perceived negative behaviours that the writers write about. The whole world is watching.

  123. Dr Jan Reply

    February 2, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    You may be a brainwashed negro if you believe while you define yourself as an African American Caribbean folks cannot call themselves Afro-Caribbean or Afro – Iraqi because you think that all black cultures are the same.

    Or that people have to have serious psychological self hating behavior if their sexual or color or size preferences are not what you think they should be.

    I think it is self hating to continue to have this conversation. I am old enough [59] to have had this conversation word for word in the ’70′s, ’80′s and ’90′s. With all due respect

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