Archives for November 2007

Get your Ribbonz out.. it’s Black Solidarity Day!

Published on 4 Nov 2007 at 11:33 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under black culture,collective action,history,positivity.

Black Solidarity Day was first observed in 1969 on the campus of Brooklyn College, when several students and activists were inspired by Douglas Turner Ward’s controversial play entitled A Day of Absence. The satirical play depicted a small southern town in turmoil when all the Black citizens suddenly disappeared, revealing the political, social and economic […]

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Blackademics.org/community

Published on 3 Nov 2007 at 9:32 am. 1 Comment.
Filed under collective action,education,positivity.

Some of you may have noticed the new Community tab, added to the site navigation. This page talks about the Blackademics workshop series that we’ve been taking into classrooms and community centers over the past several years. It may surprise some of you to know that the community workshops have been around twice as long […]

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Keep Your Money in Your Pocket: National “Blackout”

Published on 1 Nov 2007 at 9:20 pm. 10 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics.

Tomorrow (Friday), Rev. Al Sharpton and other Black leaders are asking blacks to participate in a National “Blackout.” They are urging blacks to refrain from spending money at white-owned businesses for one whole day. But as a Black college student attending an 85-percent white school, I know finding strictly black-owned stores to patronize tomorrow will be […]

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