Archives for September 2008

The Great Debate: Obama vs. McCain Round 1

Published on 27 Sep 2008 at 1:11 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under news/politics.

Tonight, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama exchanged blows over a number of issues including the war in Iraq, beef with neighboring Iran and Russia, as well as the multi-billion dollar federal bailout plan. It got ugly at times, with McCain questioning Obama’s naivety regarding foreign policy, and Obama challenging McCain’s “20th century politics,” which […]

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MC Ed McMahon

Published on 26 Sep 2008 at 12:52 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under entertainment,music,Uncategorized.

While we’re on the topic of rap music (see the last post) I wanted to bring a new track to everyone’s attention. It’s not who you might think – we’re not talking about the new Young Jeezy, here. This song, which was produced by the website Free Credit Report (dot com) features retired television host, […]

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Is Hip Hop Mentally Challenged Music?

Published on 19 Sep 2008 at 12:18 am. 3 Comments.
Filed under education,entertainment,history,music,racism.

The Reign of Retarded Rap by Min. Paul Scott Over the last two years, Black America has been discussed by the mainstream media perhaps more times than in recent history. Between Don Imus, the Jena 6 and the presidential election, for a moment, it began to seem that black folks were, at least, beginning to […]

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September Interview: Blackademics Annual Review (Volume 2)

Published on 15 Sep 2008 at 11:05 pm. Comments Off on September Interview: Blackademics Annual Review (Volume 2).
Filed under interviews,positivity.

Break out the party plates, Hawaiian Punch and Birthday cake – today we’re celebrating our second year in the business of bringing young Black voices to the forefront of the international blogsphere. Blackademics has recently earned a rating of “excellent” on, one of the most comprehensive blogging databases in existence (icing on the cake). […]

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Terrence Howard, It’s Not So Hard Out There For Pimp Afterall

Published on 13 Sep 2008 at 12:55 am. 1 Comment.
Filed under art,entertainment,music.

The entertainment industry has a long history of placing stars of a particular background into unfamiliar territory. The assumption is simple: if you can make money rapping or singing, then you (in theory) should be able to sell tickets at the box office – and vice versa. However, as we all know, just because you […]

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Violence Against The Press: The Republican National Convention You Didn’t See

Published on 3 Sep 2008 at 9:11 am. 5 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,police brutality,violence.

After delays due to tropical storm Gustof, the Republican Party has kicked off its 2008 Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mainstream media has been covering the convention with emphasis on satellite interviews with George W. Bush and speeches from the likes of Laura Bush and Joe Lieberman. Another focus has been vice presidential nominee Sarah […]

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