Archives for March 2008
Mumia Abu Jamal, a former memeber of the Black Panther Party was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner by a (nearly) all white jury. This controversial trail has been the center of international debates on the death penalty, the prison industrial complex, and racism in the American […]
The popular fashion magazine Vogue made history this month, placing an African American male on its cover for the first time of its illustrious 116 years of publication. The cover of Vogue’s annual “Shape” issue features basketball all-star, Lebron James alongside the beautiful Gisele Bündchen (see exhibit “A” in the upper left hand corner). At […]
The March interview is with the poet and emcee, Bomani “D’mite” Armah, creator of the controversial Read a Book single. This month, the interview was conducted by Weusi Baraka one of Blackademics’ founding contributors. Check it out HERE or through the youtube below and let us know what you think!
There is a new ridiculous and controversial blog on our blogroll, that is worth taking a look at. The blog is called, Stuff Educated Black People Like. Based on a similar site, called Stuff White People Like, this black counterpart is a self-described, “amalgamation of reality, comedy and parody”. At first glance I was offended […]
Tropic Thunder is the title of a new film, written and directed by Ben Stiller – starring, Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. (shown above). For those of you who don’t recognize Downey, he’s the character in the middle.. Uh oh. It’s the 21st Century and Black face is back in full effect!
Tomorrow will be one of the biggest days in the history of the Democratic primaries. Both democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama have been on their grind, working towards securing delegates, primarily in Ohio and Texas. This is a must win situation for Hillary Clinton, who has lost the last 11 nominating contests to […]