Archives for January 2010

Pandora’s Box Office: Race And Revolution In The Biggest Movie Of All Time.

Published on 27 Jan 2010 at 6:48 pm. 6 Comments.
Filed under entertainment,film,popular culture,war.

It wasn’t until several weeks after Avatar’s release that my wife and I managed to squeeze into Raleigh’s iMax theater (mid-afternoon in the middle of the business week and it was packed) to experience the phenomenon. To keep it one hunit… despite some slight reservations I thought it was awesome! It was astounding to watch, […]

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“God Damn Haiti” From John Quincy Adams to Pat Robertson

Published on 15 Jan 2010 at 3:25 am. 9 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,Haiti,poverty,racism.

This is why I love teaching. Today, in both my Blacks and Popular Culture class at UNC and in my Music and Political Movements class at NCCU, I discussed the Haiti crisis with my students. Quoting from yesterday’s blog post, in which I published Pat Robertson’s remarks on Haiti being damned, I suggested to my […]

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Announcement

Published on 15 Jan 2010 at 12:01 am. Comments Off on Announcement.
Filed under interviews.

Special Announcement: due to the ridiculous amount of stuff I have to do this month, I can’t post a Blackademics interview for January. BUT STAY TUNED: I promise we will have a very special and exclusive Blackademics interview for Black History Month. Deuces. -Pierce

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Our Prayers Go Out To The People Of Haiti / Pat Robertson Spews Unbridled Racism In The Wake of a Tragedy

Published on 14 Jan 2010 at 2:21 am. 3 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,poverty,racism.

First and foremost our prayers go out to the people of Haiti. I have compiled a list of disaster relief organizations to which you can donate funds, but if you choose do so, do it with caution. One of the lessons we learned from Katrina was that donating money with good intentions, to incompetent and […]

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