Archives for March 2009

Black Music Ambassador Falls Short on Hip-Hop

Published on 30 Mar 2009 at 11:59 pm. 8 Comments.
Filed under academia,black culture,music,popular culture.

Wynton Marsalis: 22nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy from Americans for the Arts on Vimeo. *UPDATE – see details at the end of the post* Greetings, Blackademics readers. My name is Eric Hirsh and I’m honored to be engaging in a discussion with you in this guest post. I am a […]

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John Hope Franklin, One of the Great Minds of the 20th and 21st Centuries, Dies At 94

Published on 25 Mar 2009 at 5:48 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under academia,history.

John Hope Franklin was not just a historian. He was the historian. From his 3.5 million copy best-seller, From Slavery to Freedom to his autobiography Mirror to America, Franklin has given us unparalleled insight into the dynamics of the African American experience. John Hope Franklin was a trailblazer, icon, inspiration, mentor, father, professor and so […]

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First All Black, All Female Flight Crew in U.S. History.

Published on 19 Mar 2009 at 12:21 pm. 9 Comments.
Filed under positivity,women's issues/feminism.

My sister forwarded me an interesting article about the “first” all female, all African American flight crew in United States history. Captain Rachelle Jones, first officer Stephanie Grant and flight attendants Diana Galloway and Robin Rogers made history on February 12th when their Atlanta-based Delta Connection carrier departed from Atlanta to Nashville, Tennessee. Delta Airlines, […]

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March Interview: Negro League Hall of Fame Pitcher – Durham’s own Willie Bradshaw!!!

Published on 15 Mar 2009 at 11:59 pm. Comments Off on March Interview: Negro League Hall of Fame Pitcher – Durham’s own Willie Bradshaw!!!.
Filed under interviews.

This month’s interview is with North Carolina legend and Hall of Famer, Willie Bradshaw. He talks about sharing the field with the great Satchel Paige, enduring racism and what it was like to play America’s favorite pass time in the segregated south. Blackadeimcs – this is a very special interview, please take heed to the […]

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Can Capcom Make A Video Game Where A White Dude Murders A Bunch Of Black People And Get Away With It?

Published on 11 Mar 2009 at 2:39 am. 14 Comments.
Filed under enslavement,entertainment,violence.

Take a look at this brother… with his budging eyes and twisted mouth, he is the very personification of Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit. He is the new villain in Resident Evil 5 – the 7th installment of Capcom’s wildly successful zombie franchise. The game drops in stores nationally this Friday. For those of you who […]

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Americans Scared To Talk Race, Says U.S. Attorney General

Published on 8 Mar 2009 at 1:33 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,racial rhetoric.

The United States’ first Black Attorney General, Eric Holder is being criticized for a statement he made during a Black History month event at the Department of Justice this Wednesday: “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been and we — I believe […]

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