Archives for January 2009
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]