Archives for October 2008

“Early Vote NC” – a Politically Charged Song and Music Video from Blackademcis Founder

Published on 16 Oct 2008 at 12:20 am. 1 Comment.
Filed under music,news/politics.

This is a public service announcement to the Hip-hop generation and the good people of North Carolina: between October 16th and November 1st, please exercise your right to vote! If you’re not registered, you can register to vote and then vote on the same day! Click here to find your polling place. I like to […]

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October 2008 Interview: Ifi Amadiume

Published on 15 Oct 2008 at 10:32 pm. Comments Off on October 2008 Interview: Ifi Amadiume.
Filed under interviews.

This month’s interview is with Nigeria’s own renowned political activist, feminist and chair of African American Studies at Dartmouth College, Dr. Ifi Amadiume. This interview is deep, we touch on everything from imperialism and grassroots activism, to genital mutilation and women’s rights in West Africa. Listen to the interview here or read the transcript here. […]

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Second Annual National Day of Panhandling for Reparations

Published on 13 Oct 2008 at 6:19 pm. No Comments.
Filed under black culture,enslavement.

On October 10th people across the country swarmed the streets to beg for reparations, for the second annual National Day of Pan Handling for Reparations. The brainchild of Artist/Activist Damali Ayo, NDPR started as one of Damali Ayo’s many initiatives to raise consciousness and take action through creative performance. Ayo, the author of the award-winning […]

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Killing the Messenger: Chris Rock’s Political Content Silenced

Published on 3 Oct 2008 at 1:24 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under entertainment,television.

On September 27th, Chris Rock’s new comedy special entitled Kill the Messenger aired exclusively on HBO. This was his 6th HBO special, but the first one where I’ve felt like the outspoken Rock was holding his tongue. I suppose I was misled by the interview he held with Larry King a few days prior to […]

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Minorities and risky folks caused the markets to fail?

Published on 1 Oct 2008 at 10:19 am. 10 Comments.
Filed under economy,ignorance,news/politics,television.

I’ve spent a lot of time watching the subprime meltdown unfold.  The media-made moniker for the nation’s financial crisis is somewhat misleading, as it implies that subprime mortgages are entirely to blame for this mess.  Earlier this month, Neil Cavuto (FOX News) alluded to it on the air, saying the government should have known that “loaning to minorities […]

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