Archives for January 2008

Happy MLK Day!

Published on 21 Jan 2008 at 6:42 pm. No Comments.
Filed under black culture,history,positivity,Uncategorized.

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr’s memory, his legacy and his birthday. MLK Day is one of only four United States federal holidays to commemorate an individual (the others include George Washington, Christopher Columbus and Jesus Christ). King was assassinated in 1968, making this our 40th year in mourning. While we reflect on the […]

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January Interview with Sonia Sanchez

Published on 15 Jan 2008 at 9:14 pm. No Comments.
Filed under interviews.

This month’s interview is ready to go! Via youtube, we present the January interview with world renowned activist and poet, Sonia Sanchez. Listen close, you might just learn something..

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Carnival of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Published on 13 Jan 2008 at 1:38 pm. No Comments.
Filed under violence,women's issues/feminism.

via sokari @ blacklooks Thanks to everyone who participated in the Carnival by submitting posts as well as those who linked and promoted the carnival on their blogs. Thinking about how to group the Carnival posts I finally decided on two groupings, those that speak specifically to the Global South and those which speak to […]

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Land of the Free, Home of the Slave

Published on 9 Jan 2008 at 1:14 pm. No Comments.
Filed under history,news/politics.

New Jersey is the newest state to enter into the debate about apologizing for enslavement. So far, Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia have taken the lead in offering an official apology, which would make New Jersey the first northern state to make such an offer. The apology comes in the form of a state-wide […]

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Obama wins Iowa: Black History in the Making

Published on 4 Jan 2008 at 8:22 pm. No Comments.
Filed under history,news/politics.

Yesterday, Barak Obama surprised the experts with a convincing victory in the Iowa caucus, winning 38 percent of the Democratic vote, followed by John Edwards at 30 percent, and Hillary Clinton who only managed to reel in 29 percent. This makes Obama the first black candidate to ever win a primary. And it happened in […]

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Afro Techie

Published on 4 Jan 2008 at 4:58 pm. No Comments.
Filed under black culture,education,technology.

   Blackademics, Every now and again it’s important to give props to local smaller achievements in the African American community as a reminder that we are doing great things. We have to advertise our own successes and support each other. With that said, I was elated to find out about the following small yet substantial achievement. Norfolk State […]

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Blackademics Re: Solutions

Published on 1 Jan 2008 at 2:29 pm. No Comments.
Filed under technology.

Greetings Blackademics, and Happy New Year! As you already know, the Ku Klux Klan of all viruses has plagued this blog for almost a month, and all of the de-bugging internet geniuses seem to be on hiatus. So instead of waiting around for a solution to present itself, I decided to take matters into my […]

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