Archives for August 2009
What is an Urban Chameleon? Someone who, “might enjoy a two pump soy chai latte to digest the bangin’ curry goat with rice and peas they just ate,” according to the new blog Home of the Urban Chameleon. I personally prefer sweet tea with my curry goat. I wonder if that makes me a Southern […]
Though the Blackademics educational workshop series started in 2004, this blog only was not up and running until the summer of 2006. I had just earned my bachelors that May, and by June Deen Black published our first post. We started blogging regularly in July, and on August 15th I published the first Blackademics interview […]
Reprinted from WireTapMag.org/ by Kameelah Rasheed
On July 16 in Phoenix, Arizona, four boys ages 9 to 14 took turns raping an 8-year-old girl for more than 10 minutes after luring her into a shed with chewing gum. They held her down. They raped her repeatedly as she screamed — “hysterical” screams that prompted an emergency […]
I’ve been gone for a minute, but with good reason. I finally finished my first book! Still planning the launch, but now that the hardest part is done, I can come back to the world.
For my first post back on Blackademics, I was going to write about Michael Crabtree, a recent NFL draft-pick who has […]
When Chris Rock’s daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, ‘Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?’ the bewildered comic committed himself to search the ends of the earth and the depths of black culture to find out who had put that question into his little girl’s head! (excerpted from Sundance Film […]