Archives for August 2009

Rise of the Urban Chameleon

Published on 22 Aug 2009 at 10:40 pm. 2 Comments.
Filed under black culture,popular culture,television.

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 […]

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Blackademics 3rd Annual Review – Raphael Saadiq, Keli Goff, Chuck Stone and MORE!!!

Published on 16 Aug 2009 at 1:48 pm. Comments Off on Blackademics 3rd Annual Review – Raphael Saadiq, Keli Goff, Chuck Stone and MORE!!!.
Filed under interviews.

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 […]

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Rape and Restorative Justice (via WireTap Magazine)

Published on 16 Aug 2009 at 11:33 am. 7 Comments.
Filed under Africa,diaspora,family,Uncategorized,women's issues/feminism.

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 […]

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Negotiating With Cash: From Crabtree To Credit Cards

Published on 7 Aug 2009 at 6:56 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under economy,ignorance,sports,Uncategorized.

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 […]

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Chris Rock Examines Black Women & White Standards of Beauty in “Good Hair”

Published on 3 Aug 2009 at 2:41 pm. 7 Comments.
Filed under black culture,black image,women's issues/feminism.

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 […]

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