Archives for September 2009

Code Switching & Identity Performance: the politics of talking black

Published on 27 Sep 2009 at 3:06 pm. 13 Comments.
Filed under academia,black culture,black image,mainstream culture,popular culture.

For the progeny of slaves, English has had the dubious utility of being a key granting access, or more often than not, it has been the rhetorical device making black folks the butt of cruel jokes augmenting bitter ridicule and scorn in the psyche of America’s popular culture. From the Constitution (which asserted that black […]

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September Interview w/ West African Ethnomusicologist Dr. Kwabena Nketia

Published on 15 Sep 2009 at 12:59 pm. Comments Off on September Interview w/ West African Ethnomusicologist Dr. Kwabena Nketia.
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Celebrating Blackademics’ 4th year, this month’s special 2-part interview is with one of the world’s most decorated ethnomusicologists, Dr. Kwabena Nketia. Check out the youtube of the interview below:

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Forever Gone: A review of Blueprint 3

Published on 8 Sep 2009 at 9:57 am. 22 Comments.
Filed under art,Hip-Hip,music,popular culture.

Thank God for bootlegs! During a recession when every penny counts, no one wants to waste money. So I was happy when I got my hands on an early copy of Jay-Z’s highly-anticipated, eleventh studio release, Blueprint 3. After I listened to it, I instantly knew where fifteen of my dollars wouldn’t be going this […]

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