Freedom School

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  1. BREON WOODS on 15 Oct 2009 at 6:29 pm: 1

    HEY MR.SALAAM THIS IS BREON WOODS IN VALLEY COHORT MY QUESTION IS : HOW COME SINCE BLACKS INVENTED AND MADE SO MANY THINGS WHY AREN’T WE REGONIZED FOR IT ?

  2. MYLES GRIFFIN on 15 Oct 2009 at 6:38 pm: 2

    mr.salaam why did that little girl hesitate on which doll to pick?

  3. Rashun Bates on 15 Oct 2009 at 7:12 pm: 3

    Mr.Sallaam when the girl was picking the doll why did’t she pick the white doll instead the black doll if she siad the white doll was good

  4. MYLES GRIFFIN on 15 Oct 2009 at 8:30 pm: 4

    MR.SALAAM,ARE THERE STILL KKK’S IN THE U.S.A.? DO YOU KNOW WHY THE SKINHEADS WANTED TO KILL PRESIDENT OBAMA.

  5. Joshua Jones on 16 Oct 2009 at 7:49 pm: 5

    I will have to say yes there are still KKK’s in the U.S.A thay have a rally almost every year down town.

  6. Joshua Jones on 16 Oct 2009 at 7:53 pm: 6

    thay have been bran washed by birth

  7. Joshua Jones on 16 Oct 2009 at 8:50 pm: 7

    did Koota Kenta die of being whipped or by natural causes

  8. Glorionna on 19 Oct 2009 at 5:54 pm: 8

    Hey Mr.Salaam this Glorionna from rhodes cohourt and my question is:when blacks invented things why couldn’t they take credit for it?

  9. Brandi Phillips on 19 Oct 2009 at 7:02 pm: 9

    why did the men put them selfs over women

  10. BRAXTON PIERCE on 19 Oct 2009 at 8:01 pm: 10

    HEY MR.SALAAM THIS IS BRAXTON WHEN YOU WAS TALKING ABOUT BIOS WHY DO YOU SAY THAT YOU ARE BIO

  11. Dewayne Pressley on 21 Oct 2009 at 5:09 pm: 11

    Hello my name is Dewayne Pressley I am from chicago. I am writing to you offering a suggestion about creating a forum or category or both relating to “The Mind”. black people are very gifted with wisdom and the ability to move mountains with their minds and voice(s)these things have developed within our culture not only for our wholistic make up but our existence on this planet for so long. We have encounted many adversaries, issues both complex and trivia, its seems as if we are the sounding board for the worlds problems. This has effected us in many ways, always being on the negative end of someones perception about us. we have had to suffer so many other peoples inadequacies and low self esteem. This also has taken a told on us. But what is the essential that lies at our susceptability to this damaging conditions. what makes us in essence different, what captures these elements to our indifferences and difference, can we remendy this thing that governs all? why do we feel the way we do? why do we care the way we do? why do we respond the way we do? why dont we have control over what we say and do. why do we have to believe, accept , speak, agree, conform with others the way we do, these are questions that can only be answered with approaching the mind! our brian(minds) have become our worst enemy the very thing thats suppose to be our greatest friend. We have no knowledge of self. how our minds are tools for others, and why we are always being maniulated even through suggestion by muti billion dollars advertisement why cant our mind be our minds kinda as if we were gods, like the original egyptians. who mastered self through mastery of the mind I believe that giving insight into the workings of the mind(brain) its many accessabilities,succeptabilities,its potiential for weakness and its excersises for strength will elevate many issues and connect through understanding, math and science a undefeatable truth not based on beliefs ,values,religions,politics, but based on the laws of mind, the laws that truly in essence govern all of man. many people. We need to master our minds so then we can understand that its not at the heart that makes us say and do what we do its all in the mind. we can begin to remedy our selfs, and enviroment through spreading the facts about how our mind work. If a forum or category could be created and lectures writings by of our great thinkers psychologist, psychiatrist,philosphers a person who lives and teach how he lives and teach . someone thats real about this..
    this would be a renewal of the minds of the people. a movement principles more than religion and politics we will put the power back into the peoples minds so that may understand the importants of thinking and not justhaving thoughts so that they can make choices good creative choice. Thank you and I look foward to hearing from you.Peace

  12. ChATTERNEY SMiTh on 21 Oct 2009 at 6:32 pm: 12

    hAY MR.SALAAM diHZ iS ChATTERNEY fR0M Rh0DES:WhY Did ThEY d0 bLACK pE0PLE S0 WR0Nq bECAUSE 0F ThE C0L0R ANdd h0W bLACK PE0pLE hAiR L00KEd LiKE?

  13. CartriceJones on 21 Oct 2009 at 9:07 pm: 13

    Hey Mr.Salaam why is it important to know our histoy from the past?

  14. Sundiata Salaam on 22 Oct 2009 at 9:29 am: 14

    Alright Students! Wonderful Questions! And Thank you Mr. Pressley for also giving your insight on this matter. I am going to begin answering questions, but I would also like for you, Freedom Prep Students, to begin using those Liberated Minds in order to answer some of your own questions, and the questions of your peers. First:

    Breon: Your question of why we do not get recognition that we definitely deserve is a good one. Think about the conversations we had about Willie Lynch, and also the goal of Slave Masters in this country. If you think about this, then you may be able to answer your own question of why black people don’t get recognized for many things they have done.

  15. Sundiata Salaam on 22 Oct 2009 at 9:33 am: 15

    Myles: On your question about why the girl hesitated to pick the black doll, I am sure that Rashun, or any other student here at Freedom Prep will be able to answer that. I am going to allow some time in orde to see if someone can come up with a sufficient answer!

    Myles: To your second question. Yes there is definitely still a KKK presence in the United States. There are still some members who wear the white cloaks and threaten to committ, and committ the same violent acts. However, what is more disturbing is that there are many members who have traded in their white sheets (the mask they wear) for Business Suits and Ties. Therefore, we can’t just look for KKK members to be people with White sheets, but we need to pay attention to those who are committing similar acts that the Old KKK did. And those who have the same mentality that the Old KKK has and had.

  16. Sundiata Salaam on 22 Oct 2009 at 9:35 am: 16

    Rashun: It would have been a bit difficult for the girl to pick the white doll. Why do you think it would have been difficult for her to do that? And another question that I have for you is. Why do you think that she believed the white dol was the good doll in the first place? Why did she automatically think the black doll was “bad.” What have we learned in Liberation Arts that could help you answer that question?

  17. Sundiata Salaam on 22 Oct 2009 at 9:37 am: 17

    Joshua: Thank you for answering Myles and Rashun’s questions. From now on, make sure that you say who you are responding to in order for people to know that you are talking to them. And for your question about Kunta Kente. I am not sure how he died. How about you look this information up and tell me the next time you have liberation arts.

  18. Sundiata Salaam on 22 Oct 2009 at 9:39 am: 18

    Glorionna: This question was also given by Breon. Look at my response to Breon to see a possible answer to your question.

    Brandi: This is an excellent question! The same question could be asked about any group that tries to dominate another. One answer that I can give you is “Power”. It seems that men wanted to “put themselves over women” in order to have control and power. But there are other reasons as well. I want you to think, and see what reasons you may think that this is true. After you respond, I will also give more insight into that question.

  19. Sundiata Salaam on 22 Oct 2009 at 9:43 am: 19

    Chatterney: Excellent question!! But I have a question for you. And if you answer this question it could possibly provide an answer for your own question.

    What was the major product that was needed in south around the time of Enslavement? What building do they have downtown that sells this material? If you are able to answer these questions, you will see one reason that Europeans in America found it necessary to enslave and Degrade African people in America (African Americans).

    Cartrice: Wonderful question. I want you to look up the word Sankofa and tell me what it means on Monday. Also, I will supply for you a quote from Malcolm X. After you look up Sankofa, and tell us what it means, then I will answer this question more thoroughly. Malcolm X: “Of all our studies, History is best qualified to reward our research.” So therefore, we must know about the past in order to move forward in the future.

  20. breon woods on 22 Oct 2009 at 5:51 pm: 20

    In reference to Catrice question i think it is important because in order to live you have to know about what and where you come from . What I mean by that is you have to understand why you might be treated worst from other people (mostly WHITES) ,but you have to realize that you just because your skin color is black that you aren’t being treated right doesn’t mean your not important.

  21. ChATTERNEY SMiTh on 22 Oct 2009 at 7:31 pm: 21

    okay mr.salaam..i dont know about that quesion but is you talking about what was the major thing they needed??

  22. CartriceJones on 22 Oct 2009 at 8:40 pm: 22

    hey mr.salaam answer my question why do men or women mostly men hit women?

  23. CartriceJones on 22 Oct 2009 at 8:57 pm: 23

    hey mr.salaam this cartrice again how did slavery begin when i say that who started it?

  24. CartriceJones on 22 Oct 2009 at 9:00 pm: 24

    wats up okay for real what does cartrice mean like whats another word for it?

  25. breonwoods on 23 Oct 2009 at 6:27 pm: 25

    cartrice this is breon in reference to your first question because they think they have power over us . Do you remember when we where talking about it in liberation arts with mr. salaam and he said like they that they are tough and strong . So they think they can take advantage of us .

  26. CartriceJones on 23 Oct 2009 at 8:19 pm: 26

    breon dis cartrice thanks i want to add somethging to that.they also do it to take their anger out on women and i think thats a cruel thing to do.mostly women are doing everything for men.they keep their jobs together.men also would hit girls/women because they’re stressed out.don’t get me wrong now women get stressed out to from all the erron’sor work they do anddealing with us kids and work.do they hit their husbands know matter what i don’t think so.ithink men shouldn’t do it either.am i right mr.salaam?well still it doesn’t matter case closed!!!!!!!!!!

  27. breonwoods on 23 Oct 2009 at 9:00 pm: 27

    cartrice this is breon and case not closed we are going to work it out untill we get to the truth because us as black kids and being that we are black we got to know not to let boys/men run over us and like i said taking advantage of us . and more than likely its going to be the man hitting the women and not the women hiting the man . and i say we need not to take charge ,but let them know that we still are here and dont loose focus . cause we are a part of the relationship remember ,but if you want to grow up or be a kid and have a jacked up relationship im gone let that be you . but since you are my friend i am going to step in if you cant handle it myself . Anything else id didnt think so .Now CASE CLOSED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Breosha on 24 Oct 2009 at 7:51 am: 28

    Hey Mr.Salaam this is Breosha from rhodes.Why was black people different from white people.

  29. CartriceJones on 24 Oct 2009 at 9:36 am: 29

    breon thanx but u hearin me i know that but they do it all the time to us black women.and i am not goin to let any man hit me with their dirty hands.what you got to say now.

  30. breonwoods on 24 Oct 2009 at 10:26 am: 30

    okay i understand

  31. Breosha on 24 Oct 2009 at 11:55 am: 31

    hey Mr.Salaam! This is Breosha from Rhodes.Why did white people have more than black people.

  32. Sundiata Salaam on 24 Oct 2009 at 4:31 pm: 32

    hey Breosha! I hope that you are having a good weekend. Before I answer your question, I want you to be more specific. What is it that you think white people have more than black people? Also, when you tell me what this is, tell me how them having more of this than black people makes you feel. Does it make you angry, or make you feel you’re not able to accomplish some things? Have a good Weekend!!

  33. CartriceJones on 24 Oct 2009 at 6:39 pm: 33

    mr.salaam answer my question i did find the defie so answer my question like u did breosha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Sundiata Salaam on 25 Oct 2009 at 4:15 pm: 34

    Cartice,
    I am glad that you found the definition to Sankofa. First you must share with us what the definitiion is, and how does the definition of Sankofa help you answer your question: “Why is it important to understand and know our history?” When you provide this, I will be more than willing to answer your question!

  35. CartriceJones on 25 Oct 2009 at 5:38 pm: 35

    mr.salaam did you agree on what me and breon said?

  36. CartriceJones on 25 Oct 2009 at 5:59 pm: 36

    mr.salaam please answer my question okay i will talk to you monday and give you the define the same day

  37. MYLES GRIFFIN on 25 Oct 2009 at 7:22 pm: 37

    BREON,YOU ARE A VERY SMART YOUNG LADY THIS IS COMING FROM MYLES, YOU THINK YOU SMARTER THAN MR.SALAAM DONT U JUST KIDDING

  38. breon woods on 25 Oct 2009 at 8:01 pm: 38

    thank u myles and i am sorter amarter than him

  39. CartriceJones on 26 Oct 2009 at 7:48 pm: 39

    this cartrice yall need to stop we’re all smart. so myles do you agree to what me and breon said.read it and see.

  40. romanjones on 26 Oct 2009 at 8:44 pm: 40

    why black people the main ones who robe people?

  41. romanjones on 26 Oct 2009 at 8:46 pm: 41

    Mr.Salaam tell me.

  42. romanjones on 26 Oct 2009 at 8:55 pm: 42

    Myles stop playi’n HE or SHE might

  43. romanjones on 26 Oct 2009 at 8:57 pm: 43

    bye

  44. breon Woods on 27 Oct 2009 at 7:12 am: 44

    im gone tel yall like mr.salaam told me this website is ONLY for education wise and Roman mr. salaam might not be on at the time ,but since im on i will answer your question Roman:i think it is because the white people but all of the cheap stuff and most black peoplle dont a lot of money and of they buy all of the stuff from us what r we going to have but iamm not saying its okay to rob but what else we gone have if they have all the stuff

  45. BRAXTON PIERCE on 27 Oct 2009 at 7:34 pm: 45

    hey mrsallaam this is braxton i had to ask and answer a couple of question of these comments…….ok breon y do u think that men hands are dirty and its not that we thnk we control u its just you girls let us control yall…..roman to answer your question it is that black men get bored or something when they need to be at school or at work somewhere and then they getmorebored then they think in they`re heads what are they going to do and then they remember that someone has something they want so they rob them

  46. craig freeman on 27 Oct 2009 at 7:43 pm: 46

    hey mr.salaam,

    this is craig. I want to know why do most women think they are the boss of men, and why do they think men came first.

    because in the bible it had said that god made eve from adam’s rib so that’s why i thim=nk that most women and men think that men came furst.

    and also why women always want the rough men who always beat on them but don’t tell nobody what’s going on. and when somebody find out that they husband or boyfriend beat on them they want to lie about that.

    please answer that mr.salaam.

    sincely, craig

  47. craig freeman on 27 Oct 2009 at 7:44 pm: 47

    hey mr.salaam,

    this is craig. I want to know why do most women think they are the boss of men, and why do they think men came first.

    because in the bible it had said that god made eve from adam’s rib so that’s why i think that most women and men think that men came furst.

    and also why women always want the rough men who always beat on them but don’t tell nobody what’s going on. and when somebody find out that they husband or boyfriend beat on them they want to lie about that.

    please answer that mr.salaam.

    sincely, craig

  48. breonwoods on 27 Oct 2009 at 7:53 pm: 48

    well braxton what do u mean why are they bad and just want and desire to be criminals .

  49. BRAXTON PIERCE on 27 Oct 2009 at 7:56 pm: 49

    I DON`T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SAYING…BREON SO CAN U REPEAT IN AMANNER I UNDERSTAND

  50. Sundiata Salaam on 27 Oct 2009 at 7:56 pm: 50

    Breon: Your response to Roman as well as your insight on why people rob is very impressive!! I will answer more on this as well at a later time.

    Craig and Braxton: Thank both of you for responding to one another as well as putting intriguing questions! I am going to answer your questions later, but I wanted you to know that I am watching and paying attention to your questions. I am very impressed!!

  51. craig freeman on 27 Oct 2009 at 8:01 pm: 51

    thank you mr.salaam,

    i will keep up the good work.

  52. BRAXTON PIERCE on 27 Oct 2009 at 8:01 pm: 52

    THX MRSALAAM I WILL KEEP ASKING AND ANSWERING QUESTIOS AND I WILL KEEP UP THE EXCELLENCE

  53. breonwoods on 28 Oct 2009 at 5:58 pm: 53

    thank u mr . salaam i will never stop asking and answering questions about liberation arts!!!!!!!!

  54. CartriceJones on 28 Oct 2009 at 8:21 pm: 54

    craig u just made me upset.the reason we don’t tell anyone because yall tell us not to.also we know yall will find out and beat on us some more.Thank u very much!!!!!!!!!!so mr.salaam do u agree with me or craig ?answer back(yes or no)

  55. Sundiata on 29 Oct 2009 at 8:34 am: 55

    Craig and Cartrice: Both of you are correct. Let me explain further:

    Craig, remember when we talked in Liberation Arts about how people say men are “supposed to be.” Remember that we stated that men are taught they are not supposed to cry (be emotional) which can lead to a social ticking time bomb? Men are also taught that the real model of a man is to be “tough” and “strong” and more inclined towards physical behavior (fighting). Now, since men are taught this, Women are also taught that this is what they should expect in a man. Therefore, you have women who expect their mates to behave like “rough” men.

    Cartrice and Craig: We have to remember that domestic abuse and violence against women by MEN is VERY high in this country. I said in Liberation Arts last week that at least 1 out of 4 women are physically assaulted in some way. These are the women that state they are assualted. Imagine how many are actually assaulted, but never say anything.

    So the question is why do they say nothing. The answer is much more complicated than it seems. Women who are physically assaulted are often met with disbelief. Many times, police officers and other law enforcement act as if it is the womans fault that she was beaten by a man! Also, because this country is generally (mainly) a male-led society, men are often given better treatment when it comes to these cases. If you are constantly told that it is your fault that a man is beating on you, then eventually you begin to believe these things. Which is one of the reasons that women do not tell sometimes.

    Also, because it is a male-led society, women often times allow men to control them under the belief that men are “supposed to be in charge.” This leads to cases where a woman depends on a man so long, that she finds it mentally hard to live without him. I will share more later.

    These are just some of the reasons these things happen.

  56. breonwoods on 29 Oct 2009 at 10:45 pm: 56

    mr. salaam on what we were talking about in liberation arts is i am a girl that is vain , sensitive ,and emotinal . the reason i say that is because i care too much about myself . like today i got my phone and it had already broken and i put it down and it completly cut off .why i dont know , but what i do know that was my third phone in two months . and my mother said that was my last phone . and after she said that i BURSTED into tears and the reason i did that is because every time something break or get lost it is always blamed on me . and i cant even get my blackbery for christmas . i have to questions :Why does older compnions blame things on the younger companions ? when girls cry is it that their sensitive or emotinal or that they just need to let their fellings out ?

  57. CARTRICEJONES on 30 Oct 2009 at 10:59 am: 57

    MR.salaam i was upset when Diamonique said something girls who act like boys,because i play football,basketball,andbaseball.

  58. breonwoods on 30 Oct 2009 at 1:41 pm: 58

    WELL CARTRICE THAT PROBABLY WASNT REGONIZED TO YOU BECAUSE ANY GIRL CAN ACT LIKE A TOM-BOY AND A GIRL CAN BE A TOM-BOY . And to me you are not a tom-boy you just act like one .Because there is a very big difference trust me !!!!

  59. breonwoods on 30 Oct 2009 at 1:51 pm: 59

    BECAUSE THIS COUNTRY IS MALE-LED AND THEY DONT THINK THAT WE COULD AND CAN FIGHT BACK JUST BECAUSE YALL GOT MORE STRENGH THAN US WOMEN / GIRLS .ANY MORE QUESTIONS ???????????

  60. Jocelyn Johnson on 30 Oct 2009 at 2:11 pm: 60

    MR.SALAAM WHY DID WOMEN LET MEN CONTROL THEM

  61. breonwoods on 30 Oct 2009 at 7:39 pm: 61

    my second answer were it starts off with because this country was dedicated to braxton pierce

  62. Wayneasha Kelly on 30 Oct 2009 at 10:22 pm: 62

    Hey Mr.Salaam why do men put their hands on women because they are anger.

  63. Wayneasha Kelly on 30 Oct 2009 at 10:28 pm: 63

    Hey Mr.Salaam its me again my qusetion is why does peole tell men/lilboys not to cry,don’t they have the right to cry because i believe if you need or want to cry you have the right to cryso that you want hold it all back and put it all on women or on anyone else because thats just wrong.

  64. breonwoods on 31 Oct 2009 at 7:32 am: 64

    wayneasha your first question is because like mr. salaam said something like a tick bomb and since they were told not to cry when they were a child and they keep telling themselves not to cry when they are older they just take all there anger out on women because of what their peers told them which is not to CRY .

  65. CartriceJones on 31 Oct 2009 at 9:05 pm: 65

    WAYNEASHA YOU’RE WRITE ,BUT THE THING IS THAT IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO THEY HURT,BECAUSE THEY DON’T,AND CAN’T FIND THEMSELVES.THEIR PROBABLY IN A LITTLE HOLE SOMEWHERE TRYING TO FIND THEMSELVES. THEN WHEN THEY DO WHEN WE LIVE THEM THEY WANT TO BE THEMSELVES AGAIN.LATERON THEIR BACK IN THAT HOLE.SO UNTIL THEY FIND THEMSELVES THEIR GOING TO DO ALOT OF BAD THINGS.AM I RIGHT MR.SALAAM(YES OR NO)?

  66. bria black on 6 Nov 2009 at 10:30 pm: 66

    mr.salaam when u hope u won’t do those things. iwanted u to say u won’t.

  67. bria black on 6 Nov 2009 at 10:31 pm: 67

    i’m cartrice on bria’s computer/bria said hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. MYLES GRIFFIN on 8 Nov 2009 at 9:30 pm: 68

    WERE THE PEOPLE IN THE FILM IN THE SAME SITUATION AS THE DISNEY CHARACTERS?

  69. CartriceJones on 9 Nov 2009 at 8:07 pm: 69

    maybe or they are just giving their opinion.

  70. treyveon lewis on 12 Nov 2009 at 7:59 pm: 70

    i have to say sum about cartrice thought men alwas working while they clean men come home and dinner is post to be on the tabel some girls should get a life

  71. BRAXTON PIERCE on 13 Nov 2009 at 11:02 pm: 71

    HEY MR SALAAM THIS IS RAXTON AND BREON THI COUNTRY IS NOT MALE LED N WE DO NOT EAD YALL GOD LEADS US N EVERY ONE HAS THERE OWN MAN SO IF A WOMAN WANTS TO BE BEAT LET THEM GET BEAT AND IF A MAN THINKS HES IN CONTROL LET EM BE IN CONTROL CAUSE GOD GAVE US A MIND TO THINK AND THATS WHAT MEN AND WOMEN DO WELL SHOULD DO

  72. treyveon lewis on 14 Nov 2009 at 5:27 pm: 72

    i wanna stop dis girl/boy thing god mades us as who we is sum girs r not stubren as the guys said and guys r not dat tryfolen as the girls say i think most guys care about each other so lets be an community do u agree cartrice and mr. salaam we love each other so lets stop dbeting plz it is makeing me mad

  73. roman jones on 15 Nov 2009 at 8:09 pm: 73

    what are you talking about?hum?!!!!!!!!!

  74. roman jones on 15 Nov 2009 at 8:11 pm: 74

    why are there mor wite people in the world?

  75. roman jones on 15 Nov 2009 at 8:17 pm: 75

    thats what i’M TALKING ABOUT !!!!!!!!!!

  76. Alandra Adrine on 15 Nov 2009 at 11:27 pm: 76

    hi mr.salaam yur girl alandra from valley i would like to who was the first BLACK PERSON here?i think i know i just what to here from u.is that fine.

  77. Alandra Adrine on 15 Nov 2009 at 11:33 pm: 77

    hi mr.salaam is it true when u said that when boyz r made they r girlz.huh!!!

  78. Alandra Adrine on 15 Nov 2009 at 11:45 pm: 78

    mr.salaam i remeber a while back when i said :why do u always see men robbing and killing and putting thier handz on thier gurl?

  79. treyveon on 16 Nov 2009 at 7:30 pm: 79

    gurls i think u guys r taking it to far not all men beat on there women i really have alot of respect for gurlz im srry but u gurlz need to watch wat yall say about us i am offended by that men love gurlz im sure gurlz love men so can u stpo talking about plz?

  80. Kalen Conner on 16 Nov 2009 at 8:44 pm: 80

    Hey Mr.salaam its kalen from syracuse why are women juged by tv shows and thought to be a weak person who just cleans thier house, and when i go to hotals thier are women cleaning my room and making my bed for me.when they could get a better jod and be better women and she will proble change the whole world’s mind on women.

  81. Alandra Adrine on 16 Nov 2009 at 10:07 pm: 81

    treyveon wat r u talkin bout i don’t understand? wat u talkin bout agin

  82. BRAXTON PIERCE on 16 Nov 2009 at 11:24 pm: 82

    THS IS BRAXTON N KALEN WOMENWERE ALWAYS TAUGHT THAT THEY WERE SUPOSE TO CLEAN UP IT NOT ALL THE MEN`S FAULT

  83. treyveon on 16 Nov 2009 at 11:39 pm: 83

    IM SAYING LIKE YALL KEEP TALKING ABOUT US GUYS. OH BY THE WAY MICHEL JACKSON WAS A MAN HE IS NOT NON OF THESE YAll talking about. and u wanna talk to me talk to me at school about it

  84. treyveon on 17 Nov 2009 at 7:42 pm: 84

    HEY CARTRICE DO U REALLY THINK ALL MEN BEAT ON GURLS WELL UR RONG I NEVER BEAT ON GURLZ. MICHEL JACKSON HAD A WIFE HE NEVER EVER BEAT ON HER SO THINK ABOUT IT OK HAVE A NICE DAY

  85. treyveon on 17 Nov 2009 at 7:44 pm: 85

    CARTRICE UR PREECHING ABOUT GIRLZ LIKE SUJERNER TRUTH LOL

  86. Alandra Adrine on 17 Nov 2009 at 10:48 pm: 86

    braxton i not sayin ur wrong its that i dont understand wat ur talkin bout.

  87. Alandra Adrine on 17 Nov 2009 at 10:50 pm: 87

    and treyveon i dont think all the men beat on thier gurlz i just sayin most of them

  88. treyveon on 18 Nov 2009 at 5:37 pm: 88

    ok alndra and i agree wit u not all men beat on there women becuse i dont i have 100% of respect of gurlz and cartrice bac to u u dont have all nagitive thoughts about boyz but i wanna ask u this when u se a women in jail is it just because they r inisent? gurlz hit men and taze,shoot and stbs them if we dont want to date them.iv seen lots of gurlz smokeing,killing and even killing. gurlz r not that inisent ok.and if u wanna say sum about it talk to me at school plz

  89. treyveon on 18 Nov 2009 at 5:39 pm: 89

    i was wonering can we have a talent show yes or no?

  90. Alandra Adrine on 18 Nov 2009 at 6:22 pm: 90

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  91. Mr. Salaam on 18 Nov 2009 at 7:46 pm: 91

    Treyveon, Alandra, Kalen, and Braxton. I am reading your comments and I will have some responses to them. Remember first however, that this is not a space for asking questions that are outside of Liberation Arts. So please remember that when you are posting.

  92. BRAXTON PIERCE on 18 Nov 2009 at 10:04 pm: 92

    WAT IMTRYING TO SY IS KALEN SAID…..why are women juged by tv shows and thought to be a weak person who just cleans thier house, and when i go to hotals thier are women cleaning my room and making my bed for me.when they could get a better jod and be better women and she will proble change the whole world’s mind on women. ………….BUT I SAID THAT ITS NOT HTEENS FAULT THAT THEY CLEAN UP THEY WERE ALWAYS TAUGT TO CLEAN UP

  93. treyveon on 19 Nov 2009 at 7:00 pm: 93

    Y DO MEN BEAT ON GURLZ

  94. treyveon on 20 Nov 2009 at 6:36 pm: 94

    ANSWER MY QUESTION PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  95. BREON WOODS on 20 Nov 2009 at 9:57 pm: 95

    TREYVEON WE TALKED ABOUT THIS IN CLASS . WE SAID IT WAS BECAUSE MEN DONT SHOW EMOTIONS AND WHEN THEY GET ANGRY THEY JUST TAKE THEIR ANGER OUT ON WOMEN . NOW DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION

  96. Alandra Adrine on 20 Nov 2009 at 10:05 pm: 96

    i agree with u breon

  97. cartrice jones on 21 Nov 2009 at 11:58 am: 97

    treyveon why r u talking to me about dis you need to look at the comments that i made bout dat at the top of da list.any why i know u haven’t beaten on a girl because ur to young,and if you did u would have to go to jail.no i don’t have all negative thoughts about boys!!!!!also women does all that stuff cause they r trying to defend there selves.i’m not preaching treyveon i just like to speak my mind / stand for wht i think is right or believe in.lastly no i wasn’t talkin bout all men. anything else?

  98. Alandra Adrine on 21 Nov 2009 at 12:13 pm: 98

    i argee with u cartrice treyveon does not kno wat he talkin bout because if he look at the top of the list and the bottom of the list he would kno wat we(i mean everyone)been talkin bout.!.!.!.!.!.!.

  99. treyveon lewis on 22 Nov 2009 at 8:00 pm: 99

    i was absent that day i was just trying to see so dont be hurtful

  100. treyveon on 22 Nov 2009 at 10:27 pm: 100

    AND CARTRICE ALL GURLZ DONT PROTECT THEMSELV I WAS JUST WATCHING THE NES WWHEN THIS WOMEN SHOT HE HUSBEN FOR MONEY AND GOT DRUNK AFTRWORDS. SO ALL WOMEN PROTECTS THEMSELVS

  101. treyveon on 22 Nov 2009 at 10:30 pm: 101

    AND BREON IMVEY EMOTION WHEN DA DIED I CRYED MY HEART OUT AND HE JUST DIED SO MEN CAN E EMOTION

  102. treyveon on 22 Nov 2009 at 10:31 pm: 102

    AND ALANDRA I KNOW WAT IM TALKNG ABOUT

  103. treyveon on 22 Nov 2009 at 10:31 pm: 103

    AND ALANDRA I KNOW WAT IM TALKNG ABOUT OK

  104. Mr. Salaam on 22 Nov 2009 at 10:52 pm: 104

    When i stated in class that this forum was for discussing Liberation Arts, that is exactly what I meant. Therefore, any conversation that is posted that does not deal directly with Liberation Arts should not be posted. Also, we should not put down each other at any time. What Core Value does it break if we are putting each other down??? Now:

    Treyveon: We talked in class about the massive violence and abuse that women face at the hand of men. We talked about how this happens a lot of times because of the ideas that we have about what it means to be a woman and what it means to be a man. We talked about how in many cases, manhood is too filled with showing no emotions, and “toughness” that often leads to violence. Oftentimes this violence is taken out against women. This is an issue we have in this country and in the world.

    This doesn’t mean that men can’t be emotional. But it does show that in MANY not all, but many cases, men are taught not to be emotional unless it is a serious situation like death.

    Always remember Treyveon, that when we talk about men being a certain way, we know that this does not mean All men. BUT, that does not mean we should ignore it just because one man is a good man. For example, If every day you came to Freedom Prep, there was a pit bull outside that bit 90 of our 100 students, would it be smart for me to say: “Well the dog didn’t bite 10 students, so its no reason to stop the dog from coming over here.” Absolutely not! It would be smart for me to stop the dog from coming.

    Therefore, It is only smart for us as men/boys, to be upset about the issues of abuse that Many women face in this country and to try our best to stop it if we can.

  105. Alandra Adrine on 23 Nov 2009 at 10:16 pm: 105

    mr.salaam how come u haven’t answerd my qestion yet.!.!.!.!.!.!

  106. treyveon on 24 Nov 2009 at 7:15 pm: 106

    why did the kkk march in ole miss foot ball game answer my question asap.

  107. BRAXTON PIERCE on 24 Nov 2009 at 9:11 pm: 107

    MR SALLAAM I SAW THAT MICKEY MOUSE MONOPLY MOVIE AND THAT PROVED THAT SOME THINGGS THAT WE LIKE ARE DEALING WITH RACISM AND GIRLS SHOW THERE BODIES TO GET ATTENTION BECAUSE THAT LITTLE GIRL SAID THAT SHE DIDNT WANT TO BE RACIST AND THAT REALLY GOT ME BECAUSE THATS SAYING THAT HER MOTHER TOLD HER THAT SHE HAD TO BE RACIST BECAUSE WHY WOULD SHE JUST SAY SHE DIDNT WANT TO BE RACIST AND WITH THAT GIRL SITUATION THAT SHOULD TELL THE GIRLS WATCH WHAT THEY WEAR CUASE THAT COULD HAVE AN AFFECT ON LITTLE CHILDREN

  108. manu ginobli on 27 Nov 2009 at 7:48 am: 108

    uhm about the DRAGON BALL Z rant, the “black” char Mr.PoPo is actually more powerfull then any of the main fighter chars and while his color is black he isn’t human, actually most everyone is an alien not asian white black ect…. Please don’t attack something based on conjecture, why dont you actually watch the anime series. Thats like saying pokemon is racist because Pikachu is yellow, cummon dude.

  109. Alandra Adrine on 28 Nov 2009 at 10:44 pm: 109

    mr.salaam this is important this goes all the way back to the doll testing.me and my cousin were lookin in a doll book and i asked her which doll did she wanted she said she wanted the white one and she said she was pretty then i said what about the black one and she said no shes ugly mr.salaam i don’t understand why she didn’t pick the black one since shes black?!?!.i don’t understand.?

  110. Mr. Salaam on 28 Nov 2009 at 11:46 pm: 110

    Alandra:

    This is an excellent question! I like the fact that you are thinking about this, and that you are recognizing that there is a problem that your cousin may be facing.

    We have to go back to some earlier lessons in order to answer this question. What did we learn happened to Enslaved (slaves) African people when they came to
    America? What were they told by the people who enslaved them? What were some of the things that african (african american) people were told to make them feel negative about themselves? When you are able to answer that, then you will be able to understand why your cousin decided to choose the doll she chose!

    Write back when you figure out the answer!!

  111. Brandi Phillips on 2 Dec 2009 at 8:50 pm: 111

    ~~~~~~~~~Mr.salaam I think the men put themslef in front of women because women dont speak their mind to tell them to stop telling them what to do.!!!!!!!!!!!!! Syracuse

  112. TREYVEON LEWIS on 5 Dec 2009 at 3:42 pm: 112

    MR. SALAAM I NEED U TO ANSWER MY QUESTION THIS IMPORTANT PLZ CAUSE IF I DONT FIND OUT I WILL NEVER KNOW

  113. breon woods on 5 Dec 2009 at 9:04 pm: 113

    because treyveon i think because Ole Miss’s “anthem” and in that song it says “THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN “and that is why they probably marched . and that you probably know that most KKK’S live in the south . does that answer your question without going in to further details ???

  114. breon woods on 5 Dec 2009 at 9:24 pm: 114

    nr. salaam or any body that knows the answer to this question .is there a posibility of kkk’s living in memphis i mean i know it still some in resedince of the USA but just for your opinion do you think there is kkk’s in the presince on memphis ?

  115. TREYVEON LEWIS on 5 Dec 2009 at 11:05 pm: 115

    YES THANK U BREON ur smart!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  116. Mr. Salaam on 7 Dec 2009 at 10:04 am: 116

    Breon and Treyveon:

    That is an excellent and precise answer to this question. It is true that there is a line in the Ole Miss Anthem that reads “The south will rise again.” This line stirred up a lot of problems with people who remember the Old South as a place where Slavery existed. Because people wanted the song to be taken away, the KKK thought it was their duty to protect the old south, and the song.

    Breon:

    Your question about KKK in Memphis is a good question. It also shows that you are thinking and are concerned about your environment. I am not certain, but I am sure there is a KKK prescense in Memphis, TN. With that being said, we also have to worry about people who no longer where the sheets that the KKK used to wear, but we have to worry about those who may be in everyday clothing (suits and ties), but still think the exact same as the KKK people in sheets. We will talk more about this in school!

    Very good answers and discussions!!!

  117. Breonwoods on 10 Dec 2009 at 8:17 pm: 117

    thankyou mr.salaam my next question is : Thursday when we were talking about Malcolm X and how he was when his was with the first foster parent . okay when you said tha t he was top of the class and student president why would his foster parents tell him that he is acting like a negro boy is doing when he was at the top of the class .

  118. TREYVEON LEWIS on 14 Dec 2009 at 10:26 am: 118

    who was the first slave owner

  119. TREYVEON LEWIS on 14 Dec 2009 at 10:26 am: 119

    who was the first slave owner

  120. Mr. Salaam on 17 Dec 2009 at 3:08 pm: 120

    Breon: Excellent question!! We have to remember that racism is not always a “in your face” sort of thing. In the case of Malcolm’s parents, they held very racist ideologies. They held him to very low values because they did not believe that a black kid was capable of doing some things. It is crazy to think that a teacher would tell him that he could not be a lawyer even though he was at the top of his class, but this is how racism worked and works. If you have any other questions feel free to ask!

  121. Mr. Salaam on 17 Dec 2009 at 5:39 pm: 121

    Treyveon: I believe that you are speaking about the first slave owner in the United States. I am not sure the answer to that question. Since slavery in this country was done by so many, it really isn’t important who the first slave owner was but rather for us to understand the harshness of this system of slavery. But to your question, I do not know who the first slave owner was.

  122. cartrice on 4 Jan 2010 at 10:04 am: 122

    hey mr.salaam why do blacks shop more than whites is it because they have more than we do?

  123. DAYSHA CHASE on 7 Jan 2010 at 3:09 pm: 123

    HET MR.SALLAM I HAVE A SPECH I WILL PREZENT IN CLASS I WAS THINKING….
    (P.S IM 4 SEPARATION)” WHAT DO THEY DO FOR THE BLACK MAN,HOW DO THEY TREAT THE BLACKMAN IF U GOT SOMTHING BETTER THEN THE BLACK WHO U THINK IS GOING TO FIGHT FOR IT! THE BLACK MAN WHO DO U THINK WILL LOSE IN A CONFLICT A BLACKMAN IF U ARE NOT THE BLACK MAN THE U WOULD NOT GO FOR SEPERATION U WILL GOT FOR INTERGATION BUT IF U ARE THE BLACK MAN YOU WILL GO FOR SEGRAGATION OR EVEN SEPERATION BUT U KNOW WHAT THE BLACK MANZ GOING TO WIN” THIS IS WHAT I SAY BUT IF WE HAVE = RIGHT WE WILL NOT FIGHT! WE WILL ALL BE HAPPY AITH A HOME AND A FAIMLY AND IF YOU HAVE SOMTHING TO SAY ABOUT THE BLACK MAN SAY IT!

  124. Breon Wood$ on 11 Jan 2010 at 6:40 pm: 124

    mr.salaam i watched the malcolm x movie and okay at da begining when the kkk’s came to malcolm’s family house why didnt they hurt the mom or the children i mean like why where they opnly looking for the daddy.

  125. Janette Quibodeaux on 2 Mar 2012 at 7:55 am: 125

    Enjoyed looking through this, very good stuff, regards.

  126. Anonymous on 13 Jun 2012 at 6:27 am: 126

    You good as well.

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