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  1. I can't seem to find the search function on either versions. Any help?
  2. I hope he/she gets permission from the people before he/she posts it for the whole world to see.
  3. That feeling you get when you would hear that sound Safferz linked to and chatting with your crush online.
  4. Haha How about these alternative spellings, "Luuq luuq marow laasim laamigaas kusoo dhacaa." and "Wax la qariyo qurun baa ku jira."?
  5. DOC is there a deadline to learning gaabays? How late is too late?
  6. That's exactly what happens when you are not in charge of your own narrative. Her outfit made me cringe. And you can see the lack of originality. Obax Majid?... Iman Abdulmajid? And that hideous cheetah print? Oh no no. I'm always concerned about the lack of "hal aabuur" in our society so this project is a welcomed step in the right direction. Don't delete this topic, its generated over a thousand views already, and slowly people are donating on indiegogo.
  7. I'm in a similar situation to SomaliPhilosopher, perhaps a little behind too. But I realized with desire and good sources you can master gaabays. Master as in get the general gist. There's a lot of metaphors and difficult vocabulary that needs to be unpacked too. Just as you would analyze English poetry you'd do the same for Somali. Talk to the older folks and ask for their interpretations. I'm talking about the knowledgable ones, but just any old silly Bob. Also ask them to break down the words for you and write them down. As you do this you're regular Somali will begin to improve. Also listen to Ahmed Farax Idaaja @ VOASomali's Dhaqanka iyo Hiddaha It is a gem. It's pretty self explanatory. Listen to those podcasts with your family and discuss them. It helps. Plus you'll get to spend valuable time with your family Last but not least, don't get disheartened.
  8. Apophis;936635 wrote: Why limit ourselves to the banal 20th century. I would go back to 49 BC and watch Caeser cross the Rubicon and witness the birth of the Roman empire. Or if we must stay in the 20th century, then I'd go back to 1941 and witness Operation Barbarossa. Interesting timez. You're like that kid in primary school who for "Decade Day" dresses up in a toga where everyone else wears 40s,70s, and 90s attire. I couldn't help but chuckle at that memory.
  9. "Wax la qariiyo quurun baa ku jiiro" or "luuq luuq maarow laasim laamiga iimaana" kkkkk don't get on my jacked up Somali spelling. Just sound it out folks.
  10. It seems like the Somalis in Europe are outshining us in the states. You guys need to cross over the Atlantic and bring some of that over here. I think they have a WSSP chapter in Minnesota and Washington though. Anyhow, the pictures look great and I hope the youngins benefited from the event.
  11. Chimera;936625 wrote: The Somali students that went to America in the 1960s didn't go anywhere near the South, they resided mainly in New York. I don't think you would have a great time in Alabama as a black African. True. Having Africans come to America was a sort of catalyst or fuel for the Civil Rights movement. For instance, the Africans (dignitaries and government workers) would come and be sheltered from the discrimination the American Blacks faced and their passport would sometimes be the only means of getting served in the segregated restaurants. I'm not sure if I read this in the Autobiography of Malcolm X or heard it from the older Somalis who came to U.S. at that time or both lol It shook that cognitive dissonance and provided worldwide support for the Civil Rights Movement. If anyone's interested check out this good article by Renee Romano titled, "Moving Beyond "The Movement that Changed the World": Bringing the History of the Cold War into Civil Rights Museums"
  12. Safferz;936629 wrote: Very true, and you can argue things have actually gotten worse in some ways. I read something recently about how Mississippi's (or was it Alabama?) current and growing numbers of disenfranchised African Americans (having lost their voting abilities because they've spent time in jail) are approaching the numbers close to before the Voting Rights Act. I think mass incarceration will be the civil rights issue of our time, and I saw a pretty moving on it a few months ago that's worth watching. DoctorKenney, I don't mind 2013 either, but I'm a huge history geek and it's fun to think about other eras I would have liked to live through Yes. The states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana are just terrible. Georgia and Texas are not far behind either. Here's a moving speech from the one and only, very best, Mr. Harry Belafonte (along with Sidney Poitier) on his NAACP award acceptance speech about the mass incarnation of the black youth and overall violence in the African American communities. Thanks for sharing the TED talk, I'll watch it soon.
  13. Things didn't turn around for Blacks in the South until the late 70s. You'd be amazed to hear the stories from people who lived in Mississippi and Alabama. The South is still under supervision by the federal government when it comes to Voting Rights and the disparity between the races is quite stark. But nonetheless I would've still loved to live in during that time and visit the US like the former Somalis of that time did. It would've been quite an experience. But if I had to pick an decade in American history would be the 1930's and 40's There was the Harlem Renaissance, boom in television/film (Carlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock my 2 favorites among others) and the music. I love the Blues and Jazz!