Archives for December 2009

December Interview w/ Spiritual Activist, Queen Mother Frances Pierce

Published on 15 Dec 2009 at 11:52 pm. Comments Off on December Interview w/ Spiritual Activist, Queen Mother Frances Pierce.
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Happy Holidays from Blackademics! This month’s interview is with community activist and spiritual leader Queen Mother Frances Pierce. Pierce is featured prominently in MK Asante Jr.’s new film on Kwanzaa, The Black Candle, which premieres nationally on TV One Saturday, December 26th at noon. Queen Mother and I discuss her role in the film as […]

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A Petition to Prevent Sex Trafficking. Sign it.

Published on 14 Dec 2009 at 3:10 pm. 5 Comments.
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The Homie, Maria Tchijov over at Change.org hit me up the other day about a new petition that puts pressure on the corporate owners of the Comfort Inn to put a stop to child prostitution in their hotels. The petition was initiated by Change.org blogger Amanda Kloer, following the sex trafficking and subsequent tragic death […]

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Five Years of Blackademics in Schools

Published on 11 Dec 2009 at 12:58 am. No Comments.
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The Blackademics Hip-Hop curriculum was first introduced at Durham School of the Arts in 2004. Durham’s Hayti Heritage Center was sponsoring its inaugural Hip-Hop and Spoken Word festival, and home-town heroes Language Arts (myself and “dope emcee” Aden Darity) was on the ground facilitating discussions with high school students about Hip-Hop music and culture. The […]

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