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  •  Right, the break, with Wallace Deen Muhammad (2+ / 0-)
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    going one way and Farrakhan going another.  I remember all of the security that Elijah Muhammad engaged [my uncle was part of his last guard contingent].  Going to a big gathering in Philly [or NYC, or Newark] meant passing through metal detectors.  Oddly prescient, innit?

    I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect. (O. Wilde)

    by conlakappa on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 06:42:13 PM PDT

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    •  We never talk much about that history (1+ / 0-)
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      allie123

      it is an interesting one - including cultural nationalists - some who became Muslim - others who simply took african names and started learning ki-swahili

      "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 06:55:57 PM PDT

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      •  I think I told you that my mother became (1+ / 0-)
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        the unofficial namer, drawn from an African names book.  I cannot recall how she was inspired to pick what names for whom.

        I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect. (O. Wilde)

        by conlakappa on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 07:15:22 PM PDT

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