Archives for September 2006

New Maya Angelou Interview Now Available

Published on 15 Sep 2006 at 6:43 pm. No Comments.
Filed under interviews.

Fresh-squeezed wisdom from one of the giants of black culture and aesthetics; get it while it’s hot. This one’s a little shorter than last month’s, but no less powerful. Comment on the interview page itself.

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Ignorance in the Academy pt. 2: equal playing fields

Published on 13 Sep 2006 at 10:04 pm. 8 Comments.
Filed under academia,ignorance.

The recent post, Ignorance in the Academy brought up some very interesting questions about education and equality in the 21st Century. Here are some quotes to give you an idea of the varying perspectives, “History hasn’t determined our current conditions in our (Black) communities- our choices have”

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Ignorance in the academy

Published on 12 Sep 2006 at 1:39 pm. 15 Comments.
Filed under academia,ignorance.

As a graduate student in Pan-African Studies with an African and African American Studies undergraduate background, I’m sure you can imagine I’ve had my share of encounters with ignorance in the academy. We’ve all had experiences in the classroom where you think to yourself, “oh my God, did that just come out of his or her mouth.” […]

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Subtle Signs Someone Might Be Trying to Play You

Published on 10 Sep 2006 at 10:09 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,racism,ridiculousness.

1. As part of his reelection campaign, the GOP junior senator from Virginia holds an “ethnic rally” designed to deflect negative publicity over recent borderline-racist comments.

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All Racism Is Not Created Equal

Published on 8 Sep 2006 at 1:39 am. 7 Comments.
Filed under racism.

About the only thing nearly all black people can agree upon these days is that racism is—how can I put this so that we’re all covered—undesirable. Where we seem to fall to pieces is somewhere over the question of just how much blame it ought to bear for our problems in the present day. I’ve […]

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Did this white boy just say what i think he said?

Published on 6 Sep 2006 at 11:01 am. 7 Comments.
Filed under academia,racism,ridiculousness.

Today, students enjoy Frisbee, football and cricket on the Quad. Back in 1870, fun on the Quad was all about lynching people. Doesn’t get much more fun than that, folks! This is a quote from Over the Hill a program on Syracuse University’s student run television station, HillTV. Reporter Christopher Whalen was reflecting on the […]

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Hispanic Spending to Outpace Black Spending in 2007

Published on 5 Sep 2006 at 10:22 am. 7 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,inter-minority relations.

A study at the Selig Center at the University of Georgia recently published findings projecting Hispanics to surpass African-Americans as the nation’s number one minority consumer spending demographic in 2007. The study anticipates that Hispanics will outspend African-Americans by more than 16 billion dollars next year, with Hispanics estimated to spend $863 billion and Blacks […]

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A Girl Like Me

Published on 4 Sep 2006 at 10:16 pm. 8 Comments.
Filed under mainstream culture,women's issues/feminism.

A mass email list I’m a part of finally rooted something of value. It appears that a 16 year old girl by the name of Kiri Davis has directed a movie for the Sixth Annual Movies That Matter Film Festival, entitled “A Girl Like Me“. Her movie presents the issues regarding race, images, standards and […]

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2 new Black films.. i’m excited!

Published on 1 Sep 2006 at 11:27 am. 3 Comments.
Filed under entertainment,film.

So last night, I went to see Idlewild (I will leave a review/commentary of this film to our resident Blackademic filmmakers, MK Asante, Jr. and Neil Williams) and I peeped previews for two new Black films. The Last King of Scotland, a film about the violent and eccentric Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin (and don’t get […]

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