Archives for August 2008

9-year Old Pitcher Banned From League Beacuse “He’s Too Good”

Published on 29 Aug 2008 at 4:42 pm. 4 Comments.
Filed under sports.

9-year old Jericho Scott throws a 40 mph right-handed fastball. In most cases, this would make him an attractive recruit for any little league baseball team. In New Haven, it made him a liability. He throws so hard for a boy his age, when Jericho took the mound last week, the opposing team forfeited the […]

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History Made: Michelle Obama

Published on 26 Aug 2008 at 10:00 am. 3 Comments.
Filed under history,news/politics.

Politics aside. Watching Michelle Obama headline the opening night of the Democratic National Convention was more than a political moment (watch here part 1 and part 2). It was historical one. Throughout her speech, I saw progress that so many of the past leaders of our community hoped for in their time but pushed for […]

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Barack O’Biden

Published on 24 Aug 2008 at 10:47 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under news/politics.

It was 3 o’clock in the morning two nights ago when my wife’s cellphone went off. When I heard it, I remember thinking to myself.. “who could possibly be blowing my wife up at this hour?” Then she rolled over and asked me, “who the hell is Joe Biden?” After about 30 seconds of disorientation […]

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Africa Command (AFRICOM): A Professor’s Perspective

Published on 18 Aug 2008 at 10:01 pm. 4 Comments.
Filed under Africa,military industrial complex,war.

The New Era of Sustainable Exploitation Africa’s cultural, political, and economic future will not be secure unless it finds its own solutions to the challenges of the globalized world. Until recently, Africa has fallen under several designated United States regional military command structures. However, because the African continent has grown in its strategic importance to […]

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August Interview: Jazz Legend James Moody!!!

Published on 15 Aug 2008 at 1:12 am. Comments Off on August Interview: Jazz Legend James Moody!!!.
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This month’s interviewee is the legendary artist, composer, scholar and philosopher James Moody. Check out the interview here. Or peep the youtube below:

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US House of Representatives Formally Apologizes for Slavery

Published on 11 Aug 2008 at 1:18 pm. 2 Comments.
Filed under history,news/politics.

Last month the United States Congress issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws. This came after resolutions were passed in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Alabama and New Jersey formally apologizing for the state’s roles in enslaving people […]

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Isaac Hayes, Rest in Peace

Published on 10 Aug 2008 at 11:19 pm. 2 Comments.
Filed under black culture,entertainment,history,music.

Isaac Hayes was a groundbreaking soul musician who exploded onto the charts 1971, when his original theme from the popular film Shaft topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks and won an Academy Award for best original theme song. The song and the movie score also won Grammy awards for best original score and […]

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Bernie Mac, Rest in Peace

Published on 9 Aug 2008 at 11:57 pm. No Comments.
Filed under black culture,entertainment.

Comedic genius Bernie Mac passed away today at age 50. He was recently hospitalized and treated for pneumonia but he also suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body’s organs. Born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957, in Chicago, Mac grew up on the city’s South […]

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