Archives for January 2007

Oprah’s $40,000,000 dilemma: America needs schools too..

Published on 9 Jan 2007 at 10:30 pm. 30 Comments.
Filed under academia,mainstream culture,news/politics,women's issues/feminism.

Over the past 5 years, Oprah has been building a 40 million dollar sanctuary in South Africa; a leadership academy for young underprivileged girls, fulfilling a promise she made to former president Nelson Mandela in 2001. And in traditional Oprah style she went all out, purchasing a 28 building campus with theatres, science labs, libraries […]

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Black and Brown unite?

Published on 8 Jan 2007 at 1:21 pm. 14 Comments.
Filed under history,inter-minority relations,racism.

Having lived in California all of my life, hearing about the conflicts between Black folks and Latino/a folks is commonplace. I never understood how two wretchedly oppressed groups could direct so much hatred and distrust toward each other when there is so much potential embodied in a collaboration between folks who suffer (of course in […]

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prussian blue

Published on 5 Jan 2007 at 3:27 pm. 41 Comments.
Filed under music,racism,ridiculousness.

in September a duo of blond haired, blue eyed, teen-aged girls came out of the blue and hit #4 on the Billboard Chart! No … it’s not the Olsen twins. How can this happen? They sold 91,000 copies of their album in one week! They did it with out the assistance of big record company […]

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I got a nigga like a sitting duck.. BOOM

Published on 5 Jan 2007 at 9:04 am. 6 Comments.
Filed under art,ignorance,ridiculousness.

I had an interesting encounter the other evening, while recording in the studio with some white emcees. One of my old friends from high school is now a producer (named, J-La) and he wanted to introduce me to a few of the artists he was working with, who happened fans of Language Arts. I was […]

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B-demics in ’07

Published on 2 Jan 2007 at 6:40 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Uncategorized.

Greeting Blackademics, Happy belated New Year! Now that we’re all done celebrating, I wanted to share some resolutions and new developments that will be taking place on Blackademics.org in the 2007. We will be releasing the Blackademics mixed tape this year, we will give away our first batch of grants/scholarships, and we are adding some […]

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