Archives for July 2009

Boston Police Officer/National Guardsman Fired for Calling Gates, “banana-eating jungle monkey”: A Historical Perspective

Published on 31 Jul 2009 at 9:12 am. 8 Comments.
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Justin Barrett, a Boston police overseer and solider in the National Guard, recently sent a mass e-mail to his colleagues referring to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. as a “banana-eating jungle monkey”. Not that we needed any confirmation that the enforcers of the state’s repressive agenda were inherently racist (Gates’ arrest in an of […]

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Arrested for Suspected Breaking and Entering… Into His Own Home!?

Published on 20 Jul 2009 at 10:40 pm. 20 Comments.
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Social critic and comedian Dave Chapelle hilariously described the tense relationship between Black men and police in his landmark stand-up performance, Killing ’em Softly. I’m not saying I don’t like police. I’m not saying that. I’m saying, I’m just scared of them. Nothing wrong with that. Sometimes, we want to call them too. Somebody broke […]

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Coming of Age With Hip Hop (Part 4.2)

Published on 19 Jul 2009 at 2:08 pm. 21 Comments.
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Welcome back for the second segment of 1996 as we focus on two titans, Jay-Z and Nas, and their landmark albums, Reasonable Doubt and It Was Written. These two classics were released within one week of each other, instantly causing the summer of 1996 to become “history in the making.” In an era where most […]

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July 2009 Interview – Founding Member of the Black Panthers, Sam Anderson

Published on 14 Jul 2009 at 9:21 pm. Comments Off on July 2009 Interview – Founding Member of the Black Panthers, Sam Anderson.
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It is my distinct pleasure to announce this month’s Blackadeimcs interviewee, Professor Sam Anderson – the author of The Black Holocaust for Beginners. I met Mr. Anderson while I was at Syracuse, when he came to deliver a riveting lecture on Black self-determination. This interview captures some of our conversation, following the lecture. We chop […]

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Coming of Age With Hip Hop (part 4.1)

Published on 1 Jul 2009 at 8:05 am. 15 Comments.
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Welcome back for the fourth installment of Coming of Age with Hip Hop. This week, I have the pleasure of tackling one of the biggest years in Hip Hop: 1996. Due to the six heavyweight releases that I have selected as the premier albums of 1996, I will break this installment up into three segments. […]

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