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Old 02-18-2007, 07:42 PM
 
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Clarence Thomas, Bill Cosby
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:05 AM
 
Location: NOVA - retiring to OKlahoma
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Thumbs up Joesph Jacob Chestnut

My favorite is not famous. J.J. was one of the nicest men I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with. Unfortunately, he was murdered on July 24, 1998 along with another friend/co-worker of mine. The world would be a much better place if more people were like J.J.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Bill Cosby as he has some good advice for his people.

Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell I admire as well.
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:22 AM
 
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? I don't have any favorite But I will say Bill Cosby at least he tells his own people to get their act together
And his own people hate him because he tells the truth.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Comunistafornia, and working to get out ASAP!
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And his own people hate him because he tells the truth.
That's always the case with any people group. No one likes to admit or be told they're wrong
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: The Bronx
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I'd have to say my favorite person in "black history" is Malcom X.

Antics aside, you have to admit he was turning the proverbial corner in life just before he was assasinated.

A very interesting person nonetheless!
I'll second that. The black muslims, reportedly, had him offed because he changed his mind about "honky baiting."

My personal favorite: Fredrick Douglass.
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Near Charlotte, NC
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Frank Robinson


Bill Cosby
Colin Powell
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:47 PM
 
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I have great respect for Bill Cosby,BB King,Muddy Waters,Arthea Franklin & Patti LaBelle,The Jackson 5 before Micheal became weird!!!
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Near Charlotte, NC
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Michael Jackson is Black ???

Sorry ...... couldn't resist
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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while actors and musicians have their merit,2 people or in the latter case group of people stand out in my mind,Rosa Parks and the Tuskegee airmen.

Rosa Parks did what should have been done,dignity knows no color.

the airmen,did what all Americans should do,valor knows no color,even though they were faced with bias.They,its my understanding ,were such good fighters that bomber crews often requested them for fighter escorts.I salute them,along with all Americans who have answered the call of duty regardless of there ethnic background.

http://tuskegeeairmen.org/Tuskegee_Airmen_History.php (broken link)
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