Archives for May 2008

Color bind: “Diversity Training” for White Parents Adopting Black Children

Published on 27 May 2008 at 2:40 pm. No Comments.
Filed under black culture,family.

“Do whites need training before parenting Black children?” This is an interesting question posed in the headline of a CNN story published today. Current federal policy stresses a “colorblind” approach to transracial adoption, meant to encourage white parents to adopt children of color. A report by the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute argues that this […]

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Xenophobia: Violence Erupts in South Africa

Published on 22 May 2008 at 12:37 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under Africa,violence.

In the wake of economic turmoil in neighboring countries, South Africa has experienced a spike in immigration in recent years. Zimbabwe alone has seen an exodus of over 2 million, with many people looking for a better life in South Africa. This influx of immigrants and refugees has led to violence, looting and murder in […]

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May Interview w/ the ORIGINAL Human Beatbox, Doug E. Fresh!!!

Published on 15 May 2008 at 9:24 am. Comments Off on May Interview w/ the ORIGINAL Human Beatbox, Doug E. Fresh!!!.
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It’s the 15th of the month again, and May’s interview is with Hip-Hop legend Doug E. Fresh! He had just stepped off stage with February’s interviewee, Herbie Hancock. Like Herbie’s interview, Doug and I discuss the relationship between Bebop to Hip-Hop. We also talk about his kids, Barak Obama and Scientology. Check it out here.. […]

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“Africa Must Produce or Perish”

Published on 13 May 2008 at 9:30 am. 4 Comments.
Filed under Africa,economy,international relations.

Africa Day is coming up on May 25th, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the creation of the OAU (Organization of African Unity) now known as the AU, or the African Union. Africa Must Produce or Perish is excerpted from a speech delivered by Philip Emeagwali to the African community in Valencia, Spain on May 11, […]

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NC exit polls reveal Obama’s core demographic

Published on 7 May 2008 at 3:56 pm. 2 Comments.
Filed under news/politics.

My home state reared some interesting results for the Obama camp yesterday. I already knew that black voters tend to be overwhelmingly Pro-Bama, while working class whites lean towards Clinton, but I found the specific generation by generation results to be very intriguing. Among black voters, the youth (aged 18-29) voted overwhelmingly in Obama’s favor […]

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Is the Reverend Wright? or is the Reverend Wrong?

Published on 1 May 2008 at 2:28 am. 9 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,spirituality,television.

Reverend Jeremiah Wright addressed an enthusiastic group scholars, spiritual leaders, and press at the National Press Club this Monday. I watched the whole thing and found myself engaged by the charismatic delivery and penetrating content of his speech. My first thought was about how much this speech was going to clarify and reconcile some of […]

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