Archives for April 2008

Blackademics/Language Arts: Sean Bell Tribute

Published on 25 Apr 2008 at 7:03 pm. No Comments.
Filed under healing,police brutality,racism,violence.

I created this Sean Bell tribute in response to the outrageous “not guilty” verdict passed today. I recorded the original song, “Don’t Push” back in 2006, when the incident first occurred. Rest in Peace, brother.

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Not Guilty: Sean Bell’s NYPD Murderers Walk

Published on 25 Apr 2008 at 2:25 pm. 7 Comments.
Filed under police brutality,racism,violence.

Today the NYPD officers who slaughtered an unarmed father of two named Sean Bell received a verdict of Not Guilty. A New York State Supreme Court judge cleared officers Mike Oliver, Marc Cooper and Gescard Isnora of manslaughter and reckless endangerment this morning. On November 25, 2006, Sean Bell was murdered on the day before […]

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Rock the Vote / WireTap Call for Young Election Reporters

Published on 18 Apr 2008 at 11:37 pm. No Comments.
Filed under news/politics.

Rock The Vote / WireTap: Calling for Election 2008 Reporters! Check here for more information. As young voters are coming out to vote in record numbers, WireTap magazine parterend up with Rock the Vote to support the work of five emerging reporters for Rock the Trail project. These young reporters will rock their local, state […]

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April 2008 Interview w/ Gamal Nkrumah

Published on 14 Apr 2008 at 11:43 pm. Comments Off on April 2008 Interview w/ Gamal Nkrumah.
Filed under interviews.

This month’s interview is with Gamal Nkrumah – the eldest son of the first President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah and Fathia Nkrumah. I caught up with him in Accra while he was in town with his family mourning the loss of his mother. In this two part interview we discuss the IMF and World Bank, […]

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Uganda: U.S. Army Set to Recruit Citizens

Published on 11 Apr 2008 at 3:12 pm. 6 Comments.
Filed under Africa,diaspora,international relations,news/politics,violence.

Not much to say about this–not much but ‘damn.’ ***UPDATE*** Army attendance at Uganda conference stirs recruiting rumor The United States Army is not looking for a few good Ugandans. An Army recruiting spokesman said Wednesday he was working to squelch a potential influx of interested applicants after an African news agency incorrectly reported the […]

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Absolut Chaos: Mexican vodka ad enrages anti-immigrationists

Published on 9 Apr 2008 at 2:28 pm. 7 Comments.
Filed under history,international relations.

Many of you may be aware of the Absolut Vodka advertisement campaign theme, “Absolut World.” These advertisements use the slogan “in an Absolut World” to describe one’s ideal circumstance. One “Absolut World” ad shows a pregnant couple that consists of a slim, smiling mother and a strait-faced father with a bulging belly. Another personal favorite […]

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Roc Nation: 150 Million Reasons to Leave Def Jam

Published on 4 Apr 2008 at 2:48 pm. 4 Comments.
Filed under economy,entertainment.

Hip-Hop juggernaut/artist/mogul Jay-Z has stepped down as the President of Def Jam and is on the verge of signing a ridiculous partnership with Live Nation. The 10-year deal, which could include certain publishing and licensing rights, future touring, recordings, and other entrepreneurial ventures, will go down for no less than a whopping $150 million dollars. […]

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FBI’s MLKonspiracy

Published on 2 Apr 2008 at 1:57 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under education,history.

A CNN special report on the FBI’s conspiracy against Martin Luther King, Jr. will air this Thursday, April 3rd, at 9pm. Initially the FBI was concerned with Kings possible associations with the Communist party, but eventually the investigation turned personal. Several official memos from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover have been uncovered, revealing his disgust […]

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