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Nothing posted here in a while so I thought I'd write a bit.

I'm a white living in South Africa, how does that make you feel? What are your first thoughts and feelings upon hearing that?

I ask because upon meeting many africans that dont live here they look at me as if by some osmosis due to skin colour and location I am similar to the evil colonial old farts that commited atrocities here a long time ago. I dont suffer from "white guilt" and I find I relate to anyone regardless, I have to actively seek out cross-racial friendships, just because I am in a higher income bracket or "class" (what a terrible word) doesnt mean I dont want to be friends with people below the poverty line. I intensly dislike falsely perceived separation of any sort and have found that I have to activley go out and seek discusion, whether it be to the local shebeen at a settlement or the local bars.

I have no idea of my bloodline / ancestory, I consider us all to be of one parentage anyway and I go to great length to not separate things into neat boxes. I am and have been very interested in traditional african beliefs for a very long time, the mythogeography of S.Africa is an obsession of mine, I consider myself tied to this land in mysterious ways.

And lastly, have any of you read Credo Mutwa's "Indaba my Children"? I consider that book as well as Ben Okri's "The Famished Road" the ultimate in African gothic...

http://d0ga.proboards54.com/ for anime and bondage

well I apologize for promoting the forum as my first post but I have more to say. really


basically I noticed while reading the info of the community about witch craft and what not, while I belive that I have some goth in me I just wanted to know about the religous views of the other people here.

I'm not the type of person who will say that something is right or wrong *it's more like what works for you might not work for me* but I just wanted to know how the people view christianity since my moral code is 80% christan ideals.

other than that I would like to say, hello my name is noland.
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    inner universe: yoko kanno

This kind of stuff pisses me off

http://lincolntribune.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1977

http://lincolntribune.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=2013

OMG, stories about Protestant preachers who save Haitian children from the devil religion Voodoo!!! Haiti was dedicated to Satan in a Voodoo ceremony in 1791, and now the "love of Christ" is being spread on the poverty-stricken, "godless" former slave colony!!!

While the rectum from heaven rains down golden, glittering showers of piss upon the rest of us...

Oh, and new community: yoruba_world Its self-explanatory, so get your ass in gear.

Harry

PS: moving to Oglethorpe U in the ATL come the 27th.
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    Metallica - "St. Anger"

About the Live 8 concert series

Sorry for the cynicism, but I find the Live 8 concert series to be slightly unrealistic in its motives.

I mean, the campaign to erase poverty in the Third World, especially Africa: I know that this series may put pressure on the G8 to write off the debt for the world's poorest nations, but I mean, come on! These countries are only going to rack up another string of debt in the next few decades, while many of them will also continue to sponsor domestic terrorism against their own people in order to keep themselves in power.

I mean, what will come out of this? Will this be the reason that the world's biggest lenders will offer in the coming decades for why Africa is still in poverty, or, worse, in debt to them again (in a "see, it wasn't my fault after Live 8" type of fashion)?

Furthermore, if the G8 is going to eradicate poverty in the Third World, then why couldn't they have done it before, say, President Aristide was overthrown in Haiti back last year? Haiti is, like most of sub-Saharan Africa, a predominately-"Black" country, in fact, the world's first Black republic. Aristide was trying his best to help the Haitian people through government programs; however, the money and resources which were needed to bring Haiti back from the point of starvation were nonexistent, thanks to the U.S.'s tendency to whip the rebellious stepchild's ass.

And even after Aristide, a purpoted "dictator" in the eyes of the Western media (which has never liked Haiti since 1804), was overthrown with overt U.S., Canadian, and French support, things have gone from bad to worse in that country. Thank you, G8!

As far as I'm concerned, the Live 8 concert series is only serving the paternalistic attitude of the West, and all of its efforts can burn in hell.

Oh, so you can help the hungry people of a far-away continent, but when they are at your doorstep, you can treat them like shit? No...fucking...way!

Again, sorry for the cynicism.
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    Juelz Santana - "Santana's Town (instrumental)"

sorry for the mad xposting

firstly, if this type of post is not allowed, accept my apologies and
please remove it. thank you.


this is a call.

because some of you out there may know someone who will fit the
following, pass it along, share. i want this to be a thriving open
community. please visit the forums and post your ideas and thoughts. we are looking for artists of all types, authors, and more.

yes, that's my mug on the main page.

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We are here.

We know that you see us, the double takes aren't that subtle.

Our existence is like a myth within our own community, a joke, an
obvious sign of our own internal self hatred. Or so you think.

We are not Oreos, we do not want to be in any skin other than the
melanin rich shades of earth we have been bestowed.

We have idols that stretch the gamut from the guitar wizardry of Jimi
Hendrix, to the gritty punk of Bad Brains.

We walk tall in our Docs, and Vans and vinyl boots to mosh, dance, and
spit fire as poets. We skate, we sing, we are submissive and we are
Dominant.

We are as varied as our shades but we all recognize our unifying
difference from the pack.

Just as every other group has subcultures so does the community of
African-Americans, though behind the stereotypes both internal and
external they can sometimes become lost in the concept of "keeping it
real."

Welcome to DoubleBlack, an E-zine for alternative black culture. Our
mission here is to provide a venue for stories, photos, album & show
reviews and anything else relating to our experiences in subcultures
thought unknown among African-Americans.

http://doubleblack.org
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Just made a few adjustments to this community

I've taken the road oft taken and made this community a strictly-modded community, as we've picked up some bad "vibes", as many of you have seen.

I got tired of trying to explain this community to people who would rather not see this community in existence, so it made sense to put a defensive shell over this community. Sure, of course I desire objectivity, as one would desire for ANY community, but what virus_x posted was FAR from objective: it was an unintelligent, indiscriminate attack on this community's existence. So I suggest this to all who may join and post here in the future: show objectivity, show intelligence, but do not come here as a demagogue. If you do, then I will be obligated to suspend you quicker than you came in (and don't let the door hit you on the way out).

This is african_gothic, yes, it IS a frickin oxymoron of a title, and it is MEANT to be. Any further explanation is on the userinfo page, so I HOPE that I don't have to explain this community to anyone anymore.
smart G

pardon

I'm sorry ..but do you have a clue???? I was born and grew up in Africa (Zimbabwe and South Africa) now this community has nothing to do with its name in any way I can tell except for ppl who ahve never even been to Africa to complain and frankly don't seem any more goth than a kid who wears black and bad make-up .....that my freinds is a pop culture if I ever did see one ..and its NOT goth by any standards... so you say you don't care about what people say.....well i could say I'm the Pope ..but does that make it true???? no ....