Archives for February 2008

Greg Oden Endorses Barack Obama

Published on 28 Feb 2008 at 4:10 pm. 4 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,sports.

*It’s been a while, but that’s what marriage, work and graduate school will do to a brother. You may think it’s insignificant that Mr. Greg “Still Think A Big Man Can’t Sell?” Oden recently endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president, but it’s always a big deal when young people become active in the political process. […]

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The Black History Front

Published on 20 Feb 2008 at 4:30 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under black culture,education,history,Uncategorized.

Black History Month is a beautiful thing. It’s so nice to see all of the colleges, universities, community centers, museums and churches putting on programs that embrace African American history and culture for a change. I enjoy seeing commercials, fliers, billboards and other cultural artifacts that validate the Black experience, just as much as the […]

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Blackademics February Interview: Herbie Hancock!

Published on 15 Feb 2008 at 11:03 am. Comments Off on Blackademics February Interview: Herbie Hancock!.
Filed under interviews.

Here it is yall, strait from Los Angeles, we bring you the February Interview with this year’s Grammy album of the year winner, Herbie Hancock. We talk about the new Bebop to Hip-Hop program that we’re running here at the Monk Institute, music education and more!!! Click here to read the transcript and download the […]

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“Yes We Can” Hancock, Obama Surpise Critics at 50th Grammys

Published on 11 Feb 2008 at 1:57 pm. No Comments.
Filed under entertainment,news/politics.

Last night, musical genius Herbie Hancock and political juggernaut Barak Obama surprised the critics by upsetting some established competition. Hancock walked away with Album of the year for his tribute to Joni Mitchell, River: The Joni Letters, defeating Amy Winehouse and Kanye West, who combined for a total of 9 Grammy Awards. In his acceptance […]

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Election 2008: I Need More

Published on 8 Feb 2008 at 3:16 pm. 18 Comments.
Filed under news/politics.

This story is also cross-posted at The Nation, WireTap Magazine and Kameelahwrites Monologues are sometimes boring, so I write this in response to Adrienne Marie Brown’s “I Love Obama Like I Love NY” post on Wiretap about political cynicism and scripted candidates, and in response to the cynic in me who has yet to sport […]

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Blackademics, De-Bugged! We’rrreee B(L)AAAACK!

Published on 6 Feb 2008 at 4:45 pm. 6 Comments.
Filed under positivity.

After a grueling month of technical malfunctions, Blackademics is up and running once again! Unfortunately, in order to fix the problem, the ability to comment on posts before the virus attacked is impossible. This is a very unfortunate circumstance, but we have to roll with the punches as always. We’ll do our best to prevent […]

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Democratic primary up for grabs

Published on 6 Feb 2008 at 2:38 pm. 6 Comments.
Filed under news/politics.

Following Super Tuesday, Clinton and Obama are deadlocked for the Democratic Primary. Yesterday, Barack Obama won 14 states of the total 22, with Hillary Clinton taking the remaining 8. Here’s how their percentages tallied up. Arizona . Clinton, 51%; Obama, 42% Arkansas . Clinton, 69%; Obama, 27% California . Clinton, 52%; Obama, 42% Massachusetts . […]

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Coke Catastrophe Averted in Liberia

Published on 2 Feb 2008 at 9:10 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Africa,collective action,health,international relations.

2.5 metric tons of cocaine was seized yesterday by a French military vessel, off the coast of West Africa. The “Blue Atlantic” was carrying 92 barrels of cocaine, leaving officials dumbfounded as to how to dispose of the massive cargo. Officials arrested 9 Ghanaian traffickers in what was the biggest drug bust in Liberian history. […]

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Return from India

Published on 1 Feb 2008 at 6:45 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under positivity.

Greeting Blacademicians! I apologize for the lack of postings, I’ve been out of the country in India for the past several weeks, unable to contribute. I look forward to sharing some interesting observations about my travels on here on in the upcoming weeks. Until then..

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