Archives for November 2007

can we live? Black male death in 2007

Published on 30 Nov 2007 at 6:17 am. 18 Comments.
Filed under men's issues.

I’m sure many of you have heard the alarming news about the tragic murder of Washington Redskins Pro Bowl safety, Sean Taylor this week. Anybody that wants to read the details can check out this Sports Illustrated article. It’s sad to say that this story did not come as much of a surprise. This year, […]

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The American Story: Through the tale of the African American Woman

Published on 27 Nov 2007 at 10:52 am. 11 Comments.
Filed under education,news/politics,women's issues/feminism.

According to Rehema Ellis, a correspondent for Nightly News with Brian Williams, her 5 day series will do just that…tell the tale of the African American woman’s success and its significant impact on the AFrican American community as a whole. The series entitled African American Women: Where They Stand will be a five part series of […]

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Viva la Revolucion

Published on 25 Nov 2007 at 10:50 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under collective action,racial rhetoric,radical politics.

I just listened to a powerful piece Hip-Hop scholarship from Immortal Technique entitled The Poverty of Philosophy. You can find it on YouTube, or just watch the clip at the bottom of this post. In the piece, Immortal Technique eloquently breaks down the elements of neo-liberal capitalism. He really gives it to the establishment, with […]

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“Please Europeans, our children are not for sale”

Published on 22 Nov 2007 at 2:26 pm. 32 Comments.
Filed under Africa,history,news/politics.

In late October, Qatar-based blogger Abdurahman Warsame wrote about on the alleged kidnapping of 103 kids from villages in Chad to be sold to French families. Pascal Fletcher of Rutgers reports, “The sight of frightened, bewildered children torn from their homes by wars or poverty is one of the most recurringly haunting faces of Africa. […]

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B-demics.org, Giving Thanks

Published on 22 Nov 2007 at 12:04 am. No Comments.
Filed under positivity.

Greetings Blackademics family. I just wanted to give a warm thanks to all of our contributing writers, interview-ee’s, advisers, community workshop facilitators and commentators. In just one year, Blackademics has grown from a small blog, to an international resource that has been used in the classroom and the community. Our interview archive has steadily grown […]

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November Interview: Amiri and Amina Baraka!!!

Published on 15 Nov 2007 at 7:27 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under interviews.

This month, I had the honor of interviewing former Poet Laureate of New Jersey, Amiri Baraka and his wife, Amina. We talked about the price of being a revolutionary, the significance of family, the migration of Black music and Baraka’s name change from Leroi Jones. Check it out, right here!

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it takes a Villiage

Published on 13 Nov 2007 at 1:06 pm. No Comments.
Filed under education.

We’re not in the business of posting job announcements on Blackademics, (you can peep craigslist for that), but this is a special exception! The Harlem-based college prep non-profit called Village Academics is looking for some passionate scholars such as yourselves to help educate our young New Yorkers. Village offers a competitive salary and work would […]

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Like Meet The Press, But With Better Beats

Published on 13 Nov 2007 at 12:57 am. 17 Comments.
Filed under music,positivity,racial rhetoric.

What’s up y’all; I haven’t posted in a minute, and I’m neck-deep in my graduate studies at this time, but I’ve resurfaced temporarily to help sling some new mind-opening ish courtesy of my brother, the founder of the website you are now reading. As you may or may not know, in between all that community […]

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Puff, Puff Cash

Published on 8 Nov 2007 at 1:24 am. 5 Comments.
Filed under Africa,health.

Over the past two decades, health activists have made some serious strides in loosening the harmful grip that tobacco companies have had over the American public. When I was coming up in the 80s there was no legal smoking age, you could buy cigarettes from a vending machine and Joe Camel advertisements were as common […]

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Hundreds Protest BET and MTV

Published on 5 Nov 2007 at 7:00 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under black image,collective action,television.

Pinch me! Is this a dream?! Wearing white T-shirts with red stop signs and chanting “BET does not reflect me, MTV does not reflect me,” protesters have been gathering every Saturday outside the homes of Viacom executives in Washington and New York City. The orderly, mostly black crowds are protesting music videos that they say […]

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