Archives for February 2007

Ladies and Gents… Its Official: The Obama Bid Is In

Published on 10 Feb 2007 at 3:51 pm. 24 Comments.
Filed under history,news/politics.

The rumor mills have been spinning for months regarding Obama’s run for presidency (even more so since the development of his exploratory committee). Feb. 10 (note the connection to Black history Month), Obama made the announcement himself in front  of the same location Ab Lincoln gave his “House Divided” Speech in 1858 stating: “We can build a […]

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Feb 7th: International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Haiti

Published on 7 Feb 2007 at 8:19 am. 10 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,history,news/politics,poverty.

This is more of an action alert for the International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Haiti. A lot of the violence and chaos that has arrested Haiti is not making its way to mainstream newspapers or news stations. Furthermore, what does find its way to the news in no way […]

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Starving for Tenure

Published on 6 Feb 2007 at 1:17 am. 7 Comments.
Filed under academia,racism.

This week, a qualified Black professor at MIT was denied tenure. This is not an irregular occurrence. In the United States, African American professors – senior Blackademics – fight an up hill battle in academe, which has a long history of racism and patriarchy. It is not unfathomable that James Sherley, a biological engineer in […]

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Ama Ata Aidoo: African Americans Invest in Africa

Published on 2 Feb 2007 at 10:28 am. 13 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,diaspora,interviews.

Happy Black History Month yall! For us here at Blackademics, every month is Black History month, but I thought for February, I would grace yall with an extra bonus (as promised) an additional excerpt from my interview with Ama Ata Aidoo. Here’s a quote from our discussion: I’d be very surprised if somebody decided soberly […]

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