Archives for September 2006

If you’re so sorry, where’s my 40 acres? (not you, Ghana)

Published on 30 Sep 2006 at 5:23 am. 13 Comments.
Filed under black culture,diaspora,news/politics.

As Ghana approaches it’s jubilee-it’s 50th anniversary of Independence-peoples of African descent have been invited to return to the motherland, to “trace their history… and reconnect with the land of their ancestors.” This is all part of a tourism campaign called Project Joseph-and it comes with a sincere gesture; an apology for slavery. Emmanuel Hagan, […]

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Is “Chicken Noodle Soup” really all that bad?

Published on 28 Sep 2006 at 10:57 am. 20 Comments.
Filed under entertainment,ridiculousness.

Being the lover of dance and therefore dance crazes that I am, I found it quite entertaining to learn and perfect the chicken noodle soup, the latest dance craze to hit the hiphop dance scene. The song Chicken Noodle Soup and its accompanied dance by Young B is hitting all media forms by storm including […]

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On Food and Liquor, and the New Civil Rights Movement

Published on 27 Sep 2006 at 11:57 am. 9 Comments.
Filed under black culture,entertainment,mainstream culture.

Please forgive the name of my post in light of all the recent discussion surrounding black health, but I felt it appropriate in relation to an aspect of cultural movement that has been largely underserved and underestimated by our community. If you are a fan of hip-hop you have probably heard about Atlantic Records recording […]

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How Much Is Your Name Worth?

Published on 26 Sep 2006 at 1:28 pm. 13 Comments.
Filed under academia,mainstream culture,racism.

This’ll be a repeat for those of you who’ve read Levitt and Dubner’s brilliant pop-economics bestseller Freakonomics, but since a relevant line of research contained therein was recently featured on ABC’s 20/20 I figured I’d post about it anyway. The book relates the scholarly work of Harvard econ professor Roland Fryer, Jr. on the commonality […]

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Everybody want a piece of my chicken

Published on 25 Sep 2006 at 11:00 am. 1 Comment.
Filed under entertainment,ignorance,racism,ridiculousness.

You like the wings? (yep) You like the thighs? (yep) You like the white meat? (yep) You like the legs? (yep) This is the refrain from MMG South recording artist, Ms. Peachez’ song, Fry That Chicken-a four minute tribute to hot sauce, grease, and finga’ lick’n chicken. We have sunk to a new low. You […]

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Should you be a Republican?

Published on 23 Sep 2006 at 12:00 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under black culture,news/politics.

Jarrett’s post has brought a lot of debate about the Republican party and the current administration policies. I thought I would make another post to continue this interesting discourse on the subject.

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Moulin Rouge + Outkast = Idlewild

Published on 23 Sep 2006 at 10:49 am. 5 Comments.
Filed under entertainment,film.

When I heard that Outkast was coming out with a movie, I got excited. I’ve been a fan since Southernplayalisticcadillacmuzik. When I heard that the film would be directed by Bryan Baber, director of many of Outkast’s music videos, and would be filmed in my home state (North Carolina stand up!!!), I was even more […]

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Girrrl, We Need to Become Republicans!

Published on 21 Sep 2006 at 11:22 am. 15 Comments.
Filed under black culture,news/politics.

Interesting commercial I heard on the way into work this morning, and I only wish I could provide the details on how to hear it, but I will do my best to summarize for your review and comment.  

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Racially deconstructing Dragon Ball Z

Published on 20 Sep 2006 at 10:09 pm. 11 Comments.
Filed under mainstream culture,racism,television.

For those of you who don’t know, Dragon Ball Z is a long-running popular anime series, heralded by some as the “the greatest action cartoon ever made.” Written and drawn by Japanese manga artist, Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball Z became insanely popular in the United States during the late 90s, early 2000s. If you haven’t heard […]

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Why We Die Young

Published on 18 Sep 2006 at 9:11 pm. 8 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,poverty,racism.

Jabari Asim’s got a sobering look at the grim stats of black male life expectancy over at Truthdig. It includes a few eyebrow-raising facts, such as that a middle-aged man in Bangladesh or West Africa has the same or greater life expectancy than a black man of comparable demographics living in inner-city America. But what […]

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