Archives for January 2009

Scottish Claim They Created Rap Music

Published on 29 Jan 2009 at 11:59 pm. 11 Comments.
Filed under history,music.

The other day one of my former college roommates sent me a link to an interesting article entitled: Rap Music Originated in Medieval Scottish Pubs, Claims American Professor. At first glance I thought that my old friend, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, was playing some sort of nationalistic prank on me. However, after further investigation, […]

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The Democratic’s Party

Published on 20 Jan 2009 at 2:38 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under history,news/politics.

Today is a day for the history books. At 12:00pm Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be in DC right now, but the mood in North Carolina is absolutely electric. My band, The Beast just played a sold […]

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January 2009 Interview and Transcript w/ Dr. Clarence Lusane

Published on 15 Jan 2009 at 12:41 am. Comments Off on January 2009 Interview and Transcript w/ Dr. Clarence Lusane.
Filed under interviews,news/politics.

This month we’ve got an awesome interview with political guru Dr. Clarence Lusane. While the world awaits President-elect Barack Obama’s historic inauguration in five days, Dr. Lusane and I discuss two other African American political powerhouses: Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell. Lusane is the author of Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice: Foreign Policy, Race and […]

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Being Proactive in 2009: Economic Stimulus For the Mind

Published on 12 Jan 2009 at 10:30 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,economy,education,ignorance.

Happy New Year! In the financial world, I don’t know anyone who was not eager to kiss 2008 goodbye. It was a tumultuous year, one frequented by reactive behavior. Reacting to failure a la Lehman Brothers…reacting to fraud as per Bernie Madoff…I could go on about the economic ills of the year all day long, […]

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The Little Professor & His Friends: Edu-tainment For All Ages

Published on 2 Jan 2009 at 4:32 pm. 2 Comments.
Filed under academia,art,positivity.

Greetings Blackademics and Happy New Year. One of my New Years Resolutions this year is to contribute more positive stories to the blogsphere. I feel like we become so overwhelmed by the negative issues that we face as a community, that we sometimes forget to stop and celebrate our brilliance. That being said, I’m going […]

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