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Don't Forget to Register to Vote (Deadline is Jan. 22!) - Hi folks, Happy Friday! I just wanted to send a non-Onyx but important reminder for everyone that is interested in voting in the California primaries (which are on February 5, 2008). The deadline to register to vote is coming up fairly soon- it's Ja Lakeisha Jan 11, 2008 3:33 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Upcoming Wine Tasting at Savvy Cellars- Information - Preview not available Melissa T. Jan 10, 2008 1:27 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Upcoming Wine Tasting at Savvy Cellars- Information - Preview not available Cassandra Jan 10, 2008 11:46 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Upcoming Wine Tasting at Savvy Cellars- Information - Preview not available Tamar Jan 10, 2008 11:34 AM
Upcoming Wine Tasting at Savvy Cellars- Information - Hi Folks, I just wanted to give you guys a few bits of info about this event- 1. There is no coverage charge whatsoever. 2. As far as the tastings, we have two choices- 1. we could individually purchase the wine flights we want Lakeisha Jan 10, 2008 10:56 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Important News About Tonight's Event (READ ME!) - Yes, to ever user 3. Jan 8, 2008 4:09 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Important News About Tonight's Event (READ ME!) - I had no clue about the cover charge at Old Pro. And the bouncer requested that I should drop my ID with him before going in. Pleasure meeting Jeremy, Vincent, Amarache and the rest. On my way out of the sports bar, guess what? The man demanded for 2 akanimo Jan 8, 2008 3:49 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Important News About Tonight's Event (READ ME!) - Thanks for letting us know about the cover charge. I caught the last part of the game for free at my friend's house. :-) Hope to meet ya'll soon at another event. On Jan 7,[masked]:47 PM, lakeisha < Jara Jan 7, 2008 10:26 PM
Important News About Tonight's Event (READ ME!) - So, yeah, I just found out that the Old Pro is charging a 20 cover to watch the games. I'm going to duck out because it's not that deep for me but I think Jeremy and Vincent are already there if you want to go. Lakeisha Jan 7, 2008 6:47 PM
January Events Info - Hi folks, Just wanted to let ya'll know that I've added the address for the brunch at Gator's. The restaurant is located in San Mateo. I also changed (again!) the Old Pro Happy Hour (not the one scheduled for tomorrow) from Feb 1 to Jan 25. See (som Lakeisha Jan 6, 2008 9:47 PM
Event details changed: Happy Hour at the Old Pro - I've updated this event. For more details, see the full listing: http://blackbiz.meetup.com/233­/calendar/6947860/ When: Friday, February 1, 2008 at 7:00 PM Where: The Old Lakeisha Jan 4, 2008 4:10 PM
RE: [blackbiz-233] Time to abandon BET? - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } I don't have much of a comment but I did want to use the opportunity to post a Lakeisha Jan 3, 2008 9:28 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Time to abandon BET? - Ha...we can' user 3. Jan 3, 2008 1:05 PM
Time to abandon BET? - Interesting article that I'm sure some of the writers in the group would like. http://www.thesop.org/index.ph­p?id=8950 Vincent Jan 3, 2008 12:12 PM
Jazz and wine tasting on Jan 12 - Is anyone in the Oakland/Emeryville area interested in carpooling for the event on the 12th? Please let me know if you are interested. thanks, Michelle Burton &# user 5. Jan 2, 2008 9:52 PM
Volunteer Opportunity - Happy New Year! Here is the description of a volunteer opportunity that we have with my organization. Please feel free to contact me about this opportunity or pass it along Vincent Jan 2, 2008 2:50 PM
New Event: Fratenizing and Football @ The Old Pro! (Vincents Event) - Announcing a new event for Onyx! What: Fratenizing and Football @ The Old Pro! (Vincents Event) When: Monday, January 7, 5:00 PM Where: Click the link below to find out! Who should come: Everyone! Why user 3. Jan 2, 2008 12:30 PM
Important! Info for the concert tonight - Okay, I just called Yoshi's and turns out that the 8:00 pm show is sold out already. . The backup plan is to go to the 10:00 pm showing instead. I know it's a late for a sc Lakeisha Jan 2, 2008 10:32 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] The Great Debaters - Preview not available Tamar Dec 28, 2007 11:57 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] The Great Debaters - This was a very worthwhile flick, I second the motion for live debate :) Joel <[address removed]> wrote: I've se Amarachi Dec 28, 2007 11:53 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] The Great Debaters - I've seen it already, it's a very good movie. Go and see it folks, it's inspiring. Maybe we can have a live ... "debate" about it afterwards ? he he he :) Cheers and happy holidays Joel Dec 28, 2007 11:07 AM
7th Annual Dine About Town - Thought I share with you. Happy Holidays! Melissa T. Dec 28, 2007 11:03 AM
The Great Debaters - Preview not available Lakeisha Dec 28, 2007 10:55 AM
Wishing you a joyful and heart connecting Christmas - Thank you for supporting Onyx! I greatly appreciate you and look forward to another wonderful year of fellowship and positive community development. All my best to you and your family, -Lakeisha Lakeisha Dec 25, 2007 9:26 AM
New Events In January - I added a bunch of new events for January- check it out! Lakeisha Dec 20, 2007 8:09 PM
New Event: Cedric The Entertainer (Kahlila's Event) - Announcing a new event for Onyx! What: Cedric The Entertainer (Kahlila's Event) When: Saturday, January 19, 8:00 PM Where: Click the link below to find out! Who should come: People who like comedy, particularly Lakeisha Dec 19, 2007 7:51 PM
Thank you - Hi folks, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came out to the party last night. I posted my photos on the website. I had a great time and it was really nice seeing new faces and the regulars. It's also inspiring to watch the group grow. H Lakeisha Dec 17, 2007 5:37 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] New Article for Discussion re Al Sharpton - Preview not available Nika Dec 17, 2007 3:14 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Broadcast Your Social Action - Since multipl user 3. Dec 16, 2007 7:05 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Broadcast Your Social Action - Hello to all...i'm new to this group and i did RSVP for tonights event potluck. However, i havent recieved an email with the address of the location. Does anyone know the address? Thanks, Gary --- Melissa Tarpley wrote: gary l Dec 16, 2007 5:35 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Broadcast Your Social Action - Where is the venue for the potluck? Melissa Tarpley <[address removed]> wrote: akanimo Dec 16, 2007 4:26 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Broadcast Your Social Action - Thanks Amarachi - I signed up for a couple of items just now. And will keep my eye Melissa T. Dec 16, 2007 3:59 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Broadcast Your Social Action - It's not hard to find some volunteering opps The Silicon Valley HTH is extremely accessible. All you have to do is show up on the day of, at the work site posted on their website. They'll show you how to do the work. This can easily be a Amarachi Dec 16, 2007 3:52 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Broadcast Your Social Action - Please do not take anything I said as being harsh. I appologize if you did think I Melissa T. Dec 16, 2007 3:51 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Broadcast Your Social Action - Hello Melissa, Like Amarachi I don't feel like "broadcasting" my social actions. It seems that we all have our opinions as to how to help our community improve, and I believe it's good to respect that diversi Joel Dec 16, 2007 3:18 PM
Fw: Girls Inc. Volunteer Update: November 2007 - Preview not available Melissa T. Dec 16, 2007 3:03 PM
Broadcast Your Social Action - Amarchi - do not take my questioning as broadcasting in a negative sen Melissa T. Dec 16, 2007 2:53 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Social Action or Socially Active - Who are you? - Actually yeah have to resend this... Yes, I'm interested in the opportunities presented by both Vincent and Kahlila concerning their opportunities, and I responded as such. In both their cases I can see the purpose of getti Amarachi Dec 16, 2007 12:03 PM
Social Action or Socially Active - Who are you? - Good morning and blessed Sunday to all, Many Melissa T. Dec 16, 2007 7:59 AM
Social Action or Socially Active - Who are you? - Good morning and blessed Sunday to all, Melissa T. Dec 16, 2007 7:39 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion < uh, yeah > go 'head - I really wanted to let this go, but that comment keeps poppin up ("just shut up and act")...and kinda rubs me the wrong way cos (1. it assumes everyone knows exactly what the issues are, how pressing the situation is, that everyone Amarachi Dec 14, 2007 6:36 PM
New Article for Discussion re Al Sharpton - Preview not available Lakeisha Dec 14, 2007 6:04 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion < uh, yeah > go 'head - Preview not available Nika Dec 14, 2007 4:30 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion < uh, yeah - I agree, just stating the problem with no action user 3. Dec 14, 2007 3:53 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion < uh, yeah - Preview not available Joel Dec 14, 2007 3:28 PM
RE: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion < uh, yeah - Preview not available Lakeisha Dec 14, 2007 3:02 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion < uh, yeah - Preview not available Nika Dec 13, 2007 7:31 PM
RE: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion - Guys, I love the conversation, I'm absorbing and learning from all the diverse viewpoints, even agreeing with opposing ones (cos am a schizo? lol) Plus cool to "read" people more :) Anyway, just wanted to say that Amarachi Dec 13, 2007 5:24 PM
RE: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion - Preview not available Lakeisha Dec 13, 2007 10:25 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion - Preview not available Joel Dec 13, 2007 9:57 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion - LOL @ Lazy journalism ... You know dear you're so right. Actually by saying that he's 'just a columnist' I meant to convey the message that I'm not actually sure that he's writing more to earn his living than Joel Dec 13, 2007 9:36 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion - haha I love your disposition. I read the article and I have to agree. The thesis was quite weak. This guy wrote other articles that was intriguing but i left this one confused as to what he was trying to say. It started out with a Cassandra Dec 13, 2007 9:15 AM
RE: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } My point is- who is he telling? Certainly not the would be dead beat dads since Lakeisha Dec 13, 2007 8:40 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion - *tip toeing into something I might regret...* Y'all have good points ... as a foreigner, I don't really feel entitled to mess around with something I'm not supposed to be familiar with ...&nbs Joel Dec 12, 2007 2:41 PM
RE: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } Lol on the crickets chirping. I read the article but I needed to crank out some Lakeisha Dec 12, 2007 12:56 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Another Article for discussion - *crickets chirping*? :) I was impressed that he proudly mentions the good whuppin' he got from the authority figures in his life, both at school and at home. Very politically incorrect but this was an essential part of my upbrin Amarachi Dec 12, 2007 11:30 AM
Another Article for discussion - Title of Article- Black Men must reclaim their children. http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/12/­11/roland.martin/index.html Vincent Dec 12, 2007 9:37 AM
Important Info. about the Holiday Party - Greetings folks, Just wanted to share some more information about the upcoming party. The party is set for this Sunday at 6:30 at a private house in South San Jose (my parent's place). Even if you haven't attended any events, I highly encour Lakeisha Dec 11, 2007 6:27 PM
Amazing event... and its FREE!!! - Hey all, I hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to extend an invitation to those i Vincent Dec 11, 2007 12:27 PM
RE: [blackbiz-233] 'Come On People' Cosby's Plea to Black Communities - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } Here is the correct weblink http://www.100blackmenba.org/ Brian Brian H. Dec 11, 2007 8:07 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] 'Come On People' Cosby's Plea to Black Communities - Mike M. Dec 10, 2007 5:35 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] 'Come On People' Cosby's Plea to Black Communities - Good point, Akanimo. The media definitely c user 3. Dec 10, 2007 5:24 PM
RE: [blackbiz-233] 'Come On People' Cosby's Plea to Black Communities - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } Akamino, Here is the link ot the 100 Black Men h Brian H. Dec 10, 2007 4:46 PM
RE: [blackbiz-233] 'Come On People' Cosby's Plea to Black Communities - Has any of you guys ever thought of the role the media plays in putting down black people? Honestly, if you read the SF Chronicle, one might assume that there is no positive change in the black community in the bay area. As someone outrightly pointed akanimo Dec 10, 2007 4:35 PM
RE: [blackbiz-233] 'Come On People' Cosby's Plea to Black Communities - I agree with Tash. I grew up in Atlanta and spent 10 years in Maryland. They both have a strong sense of lifting each other up that I haven't found here. I live in a predominantly Asian community that knows the meaning of working together. As much as Karen Dec 10, 2007 10:29 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] 'Come On People' Cosby's Plea to Black Communities - Beautiful pontification J :) There was an Oct 14 "Meet the Press" interview of Cosby & Poussiant about their book. Transcript: http://www.msnbc.msn.c Amarachi Dec 7, 2007 6:29 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] 'Come On People' Cosby's Plea to Black Communities - Way to stir i user 3. Dec 7, 2007 4:42 PM
'Come On People' Cosby's Plea to Black Communities - Just thought I'd stir the pot a little more this Friday. Yesterday on NPR's Talk of the Nation, Bill Cosby and Professor Poussaint were on talking about their new book titled 'Come on People'. The blog on the topic is located here- Lakeisha Dec 7, 2007 2:05 PM
Directions to the Spades and Spirits Party - I sent out an email earlier in the week to those who RSVPed yes. If you RSVPed after Sunday and/or need the directions, send me an email. -Lakeisha Lakeisha Dec 6, 2007 10:45 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] E-Race Racism are posted!! -- on NAACP site too. - All - Fyi: http://sanjosenaacp.smugmug.co­m/gallery/3933977#[masked] http://sanjosenaacp.smugmug.co­m/gallery/3933977#[masked] http://sanjosenaacp.smugmug.co­m/gallery/3933977#[masked] a few more are online... (and thanks Jeremy for the extra pho Nika Dec 3, 2007 10:46 PM
Pix from Onyx @ E-Race Racism are posted!! - Thanks to everyone who made it out to this very positive event! I was the o user 3. Dec 3, 2007 9:02 PM
Announcing a new event: Onyx-AAiC Kwanzaa Celebration - For more details, see the full listing: http://blackbiz.meetup.com/233­/calendar/6770755/ When: Sunday, December 30, 2007 at 6:30 PM Where: The Glenbrook Social Center Lakeisha Dec 3, 2007 2:34 PM
Reminder: Spades and Spirits Party - When: Saturday, December 8, 2007, 6:30 PM Melissa T. Dec 3, 2007 7:52 AM
Re: SJSU Opportunity - Hi All, I have enjoyed reading your comments on education. I run a program at San Jose State University, called CME Society. This program helps former foster youth transition to SJSU. Kahlila Dec 1, 2007 7:01 AM
RE: [blackbiz-233] Interesting Article: Just Thought I'd share - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } Jeremy, You Wrote: ..." I'd like to see how far Brian H. Nov 30, 2007 10:26 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Interesting Article: Just Thought I'd share - Wow! loving the vibe of people wanting to get involved. I know a ton of non profits that are always looking for minority involvement. I'll reach out to some organizations and shoot out an email of some possibilities that we can do as a group or indivi Vincent Nov 30, 2007 7:02 PM
RE: [blackbiz-233] Interesting Article: Just Thought I'd share - Preview not available Lakeisha Nov 30, 2007 5:02 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Plan for the Race? - Hi Guys, I've been volunteering at a Christmas fundraiser. It requires that I stand on my feet all day long. My feet are killing me! I have to work tomorrow too, but will try to be there to walk or run the the 5K. Karen Nov 30, 2007 4:55 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Interesting Article: Just Thought I'd share <- me too! - Vincent: Agreed... I'm down for action. And maybe we can make up for some of that un-earned income (which I think is a greater factor than schooling) with some earned support. Nika --- Vincent wrote: > http://green Nika Nov 30, 2007 4:53 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Interesting Article: Just Thought I'd share - http://greenpagan.blogspot.com­/2007/03/education-education-e­ducation.html Read the article above... First I'll give Jeremy some props because he does Vincent Nov 30, 2007 4:39 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Interesting Article: Just Thought I'd share - user 3. Nov 30, 2007 4:17 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Interesting Article: Just Thought I'd share - Definitely agree with the small pond catch up analogy. One of the big problems with minority students in college is getting the guidance and support. If you are a first generation college student and you have a rough first semester it is very easy to quit Vincent Nov 30, 2007 3:39 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Interesting Article: Just Thought I'd share - I had the same experience as Lakeisha. In my town, the smarter blacks were put into college prep (our one less than Honors) and had to "earn" their way into the Honors program. I started in college prep and after so many A++, a teach Cassandra Nov 30, 2007 3:36 PM
RE: [blackbiz-233] Interesting Article: Just Thought I'd share - Okay that makes sense, agreed. If a small fish migrates to a bigger, more competitive pond, it can be very tough to survive....unless the small fish can find the necessary tools, and support system of some sort to h Amarachi Nov 30, 2007 3:22 PM
RE: [blackbiz-233] Interesting Article: Just Thought I'd share - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } That sentence gave me pause as well. Maybe things have changed since the days w Lakeisha Nov 30, 2007 2:26 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Interesting Article: Just Thought I'd share - Thanks, this is a great reality-check, especially for us more fortunate blacks. One part that gave me pause was this sentence: "Even more infuriatingly, some schools flatter black students into an inflated opinion of their abilities Amarachi Nov 30, 2007 1:24 PM
Interesting Article: Just Thought I'd share - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } "Fantasies in black and white" If even most African-Americans believe the bl Lakeisha Nov 30, 2007 11:10 AM
Plan for the Race - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } Racers-Let's plan to meet at the starting point at 8:30 am tomorrow. My cell is Lakeisha Nov 30, 2007 10:05 AM
Re: [blackbiz-233] Plan for the Race? - Unfortunately I will be working all day - but supporting in spirit. I Melissa T. Nov 30, 2007 8:55 AM
Plan for the Race? - Preview not available Tamar Nov 30, 2007 7:35 AM
Re: Reminder: Attention Onyx Engineers & IT Professionals: Google Townhall Meeting is tomorrow. - Preview not available Jennifer J. Nov 29, 2007 12:21 PM
Fantasies in black and white - Preview not available Lakeisha Nov 29, 2007 10:56 AM
RE: [blackbiz-233] Series on African-American Women - If you miss the TV casts, you can watch it at msnbc/nightly new, in addition to extended webcasts http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21­982216/ Amarachi Nov 29, 2007 12:13 AM
RE: [blackbiz-233] Series on African-American Women - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } Just a follow-up to this. More food for thought for next happy hour or the holi Lakeisha Nov 28, 2007 6:02 PM
New Event: Networking Event with The African Network (TAN) Sade's Event - Announcing a new event for Onyx! What: Networking Event with The African Network (TAN) Sade's Event When: Saturday, December 1, 5:00 PM Where: Click the link below to find out! Event Description: The African Net Lakeisha Nov 26, 2007 6:02 PM
The African Network December Networking Event - Sade Nov 26, 2007 3:46 PM
RE: [blackbiz-233] New Years in San Francisco? - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } Sure. Here's the link- Lakeisha Nov 26, 2007 3:44 PM
Re: [blackbiz-233] New Years in San Francisco? - Hi Lakeisha, Can you send more information about what will be going Sade Nov 26, 2007 3:40 PM
New Years in San Francisco? - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } Hey- I'm planning to celebrate New Years at the Matrix in San Francisco. The Ne Lakeisha Nov 26, 2007 3:31 PM
Series on African-American Women - Something to talk about at happy hour....These series air on NBC starting tonight http://dailynightly.msnbc.msn.­com/archive/2007/11/20/476352.­as Amarachi Nov 26, 2007 2:13 PM

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