Archives for November 2006

WORLD AIDS DAY 2006

Published on 30 Nov 2006 at 5:07 pm. 9 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,men's issues,news/politics,sexuality,women's issues/feminism.

Tomorrow, Decmeber 1st, is World AIDS Day.  What can we do in a day? Well, World Aids Day may not be able to cure all of the people affected by AIDS/ HIV, but it does strike a reminder in the minds of millions and in our often complacent society this is quite necessary. This World […]

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African-Americans = criminals at work too?

Published on 29 Nov 2006 at 8:22 pm. 4 Comments.
Filed under affirmative action,blackonomics,ignorance.

In keeping with recent events that showcase that racism is still alive and well… The other day, a study performed by professors at Georgetown and UC Berkeley, concluded that employers who perform criminal background checks are more likely to hire African-Americans. The study’s conclusion reads: we find that the positive effect of criminal background checks […]

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Branding the Victim

Published on 28 Nov 2006 at 7:43 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under black image,news/politics,racism.

In the wake of the outrageous murder of Sean Bell by the NYPD, I’m beginning to notice a disturbing trend in the media. As we know, Bell was not the first unarmed Black men to be shot and killed by New York’s finest. Anouther was Patrick Dorismond. Dorismond was shot during a fight with several […]

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The Destruction of the Black Family . . . by the NYPD

Published on 27 Nov 2006 at 10:13 am. 28 Comments.
Filed under ignorance,news/politics,poverty,racism,radical politics.

This is one of the saddest stories I’ve read in a while. It’s a story about a 23-year old brother named Sean Bell who was killed on the day of his wedding by the NYPD who let off 50 shots into his car. He was, of course, unarmed. In addition to his wife, he left […]

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Who wants their 50 acres and a mule from England?

Published on 26 Nov 2006 at 12:20 pm. 9 Comments.
Filed under history,news/politics,racism.

Laying on the couch still in recovery mode from Turkey day, I came across this interesting CNN article about Bi-centennial and Toni Blair. Prime Minister Blair, on behalf of England, will convey “deep sorrow” for Britain’s role in starting and participating in the slave trade. In a newspaper targeted towards the black community Toni Blair […]

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Classic Pac, Still Relevant Today

Published on 25 Nov 2006 at 3:46 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under positivity,racism,radical politics.

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m still enjoying my Thanksgiving torpor (well, that and I have two papers due next week, which is why there aren’t more words in this post). So here’s a video of Tupac speaking at a 1992 meeting of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, which I’d never heard of until […]

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Giving Thanks

Published on 23 Nov 2006 at 3:03 pm. 2 Comments.
Filed under history,racism,radical politics.

Thanksgiving is a time for family, food and friendship. A time for us to express thanks for all of the blessings we’ve received. Personally, I am thankful for Blackademics reaching a benchmark of 10,000 unique hits, I am thankful for brilliant contributors and visitors to the site who continue to challenge me with sharp arguments […]

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And the Moral of the Story Is (not)

Published on 22 Nov 2006 at 2:31 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under entertainment,mainstream culture,racism.

For someone who thinks this whole Kramer snafu isn’t worth discussing, I sure have a lot to say about it. But when I saw the following lede for Eugene Robinson’s latest WaPo column, I just had to rebut it. Robinson’s usually a pretty sharp dude, but this is just stupid (plus I totally called it […]

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“Kramer Hates Black People,” Next Seinfeld.

Published on 21 Nov 2006 at 11:03 am. 14 Comments.
Filed under entertainment,mainstream culture,racism.

Two days ago during a comedy performance at The Laugh Factory in Cali, former Seinfeld star, Michael “Kramer” Richards, let the controversial “N-Word” word fly from his mouth with reckless abandon, calling two black hecklers, “Niggers… cheap motherf*&%s.” He was even so kind as to remind us of a time, “50 years ago” when he’d […]

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I’m Building Me a Home…

Published on 20 Nov 2006 at 9:40 am. 13 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,news/politics.

I’m sure all of my “School Daze” fans out there know what I’m talking about. But seriously, here is an article on a 2005 Census survey compiling statistics on racial trends regarding home ownership, education, income and poverty. While African-Americans are making progress in each of these categories, it appears that the disparities between our people […]

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