Archives for August 2007

Same Song Blues

Published on 29 Aug 2007 at 12:53 pm. 30 Comments.
Filed under collective action,news/politics,racism,radical politics.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Foster’s execution overturned!!! *see bottom of the post “Silence struck us,” is how my grandmother, reaching into the vaults of her memory, described the tenor of a Greenwich Village nightclub just moments after a 23-year-old Billie Holiday, in spite of death threats on her young life, sang “Strange Fruit.” The lines—Southern tress bear […]

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Michael Vick: Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

Published on 28 Aug 2007 at 11:02 pm. 22 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,ridiculousness,sports.

At the risk of beating a dead horse (no pun intended), I have decided to address Michael Vick and his dog fight with the federal government (after weeks of requests via email/text/facebook etc). However, we are going to engage this controversy in a different manner from the mainstream media. I don’t want to start a […]

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Kym says “Elvira Arellano is NOT the New Rosa Parks”

Published on 27 Aug 2007 at 9:12 am. 22 Comments.
Filed under history,inter-minority relations,news/politics,racism.

I guess this post is to follow up Pierce’s post (Myspace Aids in Apprehending New Jersey Executioners, Illegal Immigrants). Kym over at Blacklooks and her personal blog (Askthisblackwoman) wrote up a post entitled Elvira Arellano is NOT the New Rosa Parks. In all honesty, American immigration policy and the immigration movement are areas that are […]

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Making Black Girls “Ladylike”

Published on 23 Aug 2007 at 7:08 pm. 48 Comments.
Filed under education,racial rhetoric,racism,sexuality,women's issues/feminism.

This is an article I wrote that is also published over at Wiretap Magazine; Find more stuff @ Kameelahwrites ______ I have been convinced that many large public schools function like factory systems. You pop in one student and with the appropriate manipulations, the necessary conveyor belt rides and some pedagogical alchemy and you get […]

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Myspace Aids in Apprehending New Jersey Executioners, Illegal Immigrants

Published on 21 Aug 2007 at 9:18 am. 14 Comments.
Filed under collective action,diaspora,inter-minority relations,news/politics.

On August 4th, 2007, four Black college students were lined up next to a wall at their high school, forced to kneel, and then shot in the back of the head. This execution-style murder was the tragic end to a robbery apparently initiated by 24-year-old Rodolfo Godinez. Of the victims, Natasha Aeriel, 19, Terrance Aeriel, […]

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Happy Marcus Garvey Day!!!

Published on 17 Aug 2007 at 8:27 pm. 14 Comments.
Filed under history,positivity.

For over a decade, people around the world have celebrated Garvey Day a Holiday dedicated to the great intellectual, activist and freedom fighter: Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The celebration started back in 1993, when Terry Brown, in collaboration with the African Culture Restoration Association, gathered 150 supporters to celebrate the life and contributions of Marcus Garvey […]

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Blackademics Annual Review

Published on 15 Aug 2007 at 12:50 am. 4 Comments.
Filed under academia,black culture,film,history,interviews,positivity,racial rhetoric,sexuality,technology,women's issues/feminism.

One year ago today, we published the first Blackademics Interview with John Hope Franklin. Since then, on the 15th of every month we’ve published interviews with some of the world’s most distinguised scholars, artists and activists. On our one year anniversary, I thought it would be nice put together a little tribute to celebrate one […]

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The Legalized Lynching of Kenneth Foster, Jr.

Published on 12 Aug 2007 at 12:48 pm. 35 Comments.
Filed under collective action,news/politics,racism.

On August 30, 2007, Texas, the state that executes more people than any in the country, plans to deliver a lethal injection to Kenneth Foster, Jr. While this may seem like nothing out of the ordinary for a state that will perform its 400th execution this summer, Kenneth’s case is unique. He killed no one. […]

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Resident Evil: Africa

Published on 9 Aug 2007 at 4:08 pm. 19 Comments.
Filed under black image,entertainment,technology.

Embedded in this post is a trailer for the 5th installment of Capcom’s classic zombie thriller, Resident Evil. I know all my Blackademic gamers out there are getting goose-bumps over this one! As you can see in the trailer, the epic seems to be set in a rural African, or Afro-diasporic community. Problematic? Take a […]

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Facebook: Off The Wall

Published on 7 Aug 2007 at 6:13 pm. 29 Comments.
Filed under black image,ignorance,racial rhetoric,racism,ridiculousness.

Facebook: a social utility that connects you with the people around you. It’s like Myspace but with more privacy, versatility and style. If you were anywhere near a college/university campus as of 2004, you probably know all about it. Messages, profiles, networks, pokes and walls. This post addresses “the wall” – an application that Mark […]

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