B-demics.org, Giving Thanks

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 and now includes over 15 penetrating conversations with some of the world’s most respected scholars, artists and activists. Many of our contributors are leading successful careers outside of volunteering to write for Blackademics.org. Meanwhile, the Blackademics community workshop series has touched the lives of hundreds of children, worldwide. We have much to be thankful for. Most of all, I would like to thank those of you who support the site by checking in and commenting on a daily and weekly basis. Without the discussions sparked by your comments, we would not have any meaningful discussion to facilitate. Lastly, as the US celebrates Thanksgiving, I would like to vocalize some solidarity with our indigenous brothers and sisters. I would encourage us all to take some time today to recognize a moment of silence in honor of the ancestors of the Lumbee, Cherokee, Seminole, Sioux, Cheyenne, Mohawk, Onondaga, Mohegan, Squanto and countless other indigenous victims of European colonial genocide. In Solidarity!

Now make sure you don’t eat too much fried Turkey.

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