Archives for November 2006

The New Majority/Get it Together, or Go Back to Africa

Published on 19 Nov 2006 at 12:54 am. 12 Comments.
Filed under academia,affirmative action,inter-minority relations,ridiculousness.

My original post was simply called, “The New Majority,” but after last night’s Roundtable, I felt the need to add some insights from the group discussion, so I combined the original post, with another post I was writing called “Get it Together, or go Back to Africa.” Sorry for the long title.

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Being a Black Man: David Driskell

Published on 18 Nov 2006 at 2:43 pm. 2 Comments.
Filed under academia,art.

The Washington Post continues its year-long “Being a Black Man” series with a video feature on celebrated black artist and scholar David C. Driskell, who is considered “one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of African American Art.” Any art lovers in the audience (or anyone looking for a little black inspiration, really) […]

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The Performance of Manhood

Published on 16 Nov 2006 at 1:17 am. 11 Comments.
Filed under black image,men's issues,ridiculousness.

I think we all, at one point or another, have witnessed “the performance of manhood,” that situation where a brother acts a certain way, or takes on a certain role/persona-to show how much of a man he is. Black manhood, in particular, evokes a unique performance. Allow me to share an encounter with Black manhood […]

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Angela Davis Interview Now Available

Published on 15 Nov 2006 at 4:57 am. No Comments.
Filed under interviews.

Just put up a stimulating conversation with Angela Davis, fresh for our loyal readers and exclusive as always. Leave comments on the interview page itself.

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White people painting their faces black MUST be in this season.

Published on 13 Nov 2006 at 4:30 pm. 10 Comments.
Filed under ignorance,ridiculousness.

Halloween in the Hood showed us that racism still exist even on college campuses where our minds are to be stimulated and our prejudices obliterated.  Well, this doesnt seem to be the current case. Another predominantly white institution, Whitman College in Oregon, has been the latest location of white students painting their faces black. The article states that the students painted their faces for a party in efforts […]

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Is America Ready for a Black RNC Chairman?

Published on 10 Nov 2006 at 12:56 pm. 11 Comments.
Filed under news/politics.

The Washington Times reports today that failed Senate candidate Michael Steele has been asked to chair the Republican National Committee. This is major—the RNC chairmanship is probably the most visible party position outside the top echelons of Congress and the executive Cabinet, and having a black man in it would be . . . interesting, […]

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The Last King of Scotland? Don’t Get Your Hopes Up.

Published on 10 Nov 2006 at 12:17 am. 6 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,film.

This weekend I had the opportunity to check out The Last King of Scotland. Having seen Catch a Fire last weekend, I was excited about the opportunity to see another film about African resistance. However, The Last King of Scotland was certainly not that story. Walking into the theater I knew that the film was […]

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(hand raised) “yes, Pierce?” Pierce: yea, Please stop saying Nigger

Published on 7 Nov 2006 at 10:22 pm. 20 Comments.
Filed under academia,ignorance.

Location: Pan-African Literatures, a graduate seminar class here at Syracuse University. This week’s book: Nobel Prize Laureate Toni Morrison’s story of passion, identity, conflict and love, Tar Baby, presented by *white colleague who shall remain nameless-we’ll give him/her the nice androgynous name, “Jesse”. In Jesse’s presentation of the book, Tar Baby (s)he let the word, […]

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What’s Really Hood in Zimbabwe?

Published on 5 Nov 2006 at 8:52 am. 13 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,news/politics,radical politics.

Please allow me to put you on, to the situation in Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, is a brutal dictator. According to the Wall Street Journal, Mugabe launched an attack on the poor people of Zimbabwe, displacing over 700,000 with bulldozers and soldiers. This was a pre-emptive strike against the citizens of Zimbabwe, […]

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Catch, Catch a Fire.. Before it Burns out

Published on 1 Nov 2006 at 8:02 pm. 9 Comments.
Filed under entertainment,film.

A few months ago, I brought up Two New Black Films that were coming out. One of them was Catch A Fire, which hit theaters this weekend (the other was The Last King of Scotland). Ladies and Gentlemen, we all need to go see this movie. Not only was the film full of beautiful black […]

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